viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1950

        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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
 1.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
 2.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 3.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs ]
 4.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        [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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
 5.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Saintfield Antiques & Fine Books]
 6.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 7.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 8.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
 9.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
 10.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
 11.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
 12.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        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. "

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Urban Zerfaß]
 13.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
 14.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA ]
 15.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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")

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 16.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
 17.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
 18.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
 19.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        [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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 20.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        (Photo Album: Leyton Public Library)

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 21.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        All About Eve (Program, ticket, and premier pamphlet for the Hollywood premiere)

      Twentieth Century Fox Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950. Program, premier pamphlet, and ticket for the 1950 Hollywood premiere of "All About Eve" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Included is the program with stills, biographies of the cast, director, producer, and essays about the making of the film; the invitation pamphlet; and a complete, un-torn orchestra seat ticket. DIMENSIONS. Ticket and pamphlet are in Fine condition, program is Near Fine with light rubbing. A superb and rare grouping of items from the premier of a film that is today considered nearly perfect in its balance of storytelling, Hollywood cynicism, direction, writing, and acting perfection, and a high spot for director Mankiewicz and actress Bette Davis.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
 22.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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]

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 24.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 25.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
 26.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
 27.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
 28.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 29.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 30.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
 31.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Louisa (Original screenplay for the 1950 film)

      Universal Pictures Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1950. Clothbound presentation copy of the Revised Final Screenplay (along with many other working materials) for the 1950 film, "Louisa," belonging to script supervisor Dorothy Hughes. Directed by Alexander Hall, written for the screen by Stanley Roberts, and starring Ronald Reagan, Charles Coburn, Edmund Gwenn, Piper Laurie, Spring Byington, and Martin Milner. Allmovie Guide: "Spring plays Reagan's widowed mother, who is outwardly satisfied with her lot but inwardly lonely. Enter Coburn and Gwenn, who vie for Spring's attentions. Uptight Ronnie disapproves of his mother's dalliances, and has additional problems with his spunky daughter (Piper Laurie), who has just begun dating. Spring Byington and Charles Coburn worked so well together in 'Louisa' that plans were made to star them in a weekly television series. The project never sold, but Spring would star in a similar sitcom, 'December Bride,' from 1954 through 1959." Included here are the shooting script, shooting schedule, actor profiles (with multiple black-and-white Polaroid shots of each of the principals, in costume, affixed to each page), cast list with contact information, a list of department heads, and the continuity breakdown. Every page of the shooting script is profusely annotated with the script supervisor's markings, with tabs affixed at the fore-edge to indicate the various sections of the film. Green cloth, with the film's original title and Dorothy Hughes' name both in gilt on the front board and spine. Title page present, with a holograph notation of "1950" and credits for Roberts as the screenwriter. 130 pages, white pages with a few blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/30/1950 and 2/30/1950. Pages Very Good or better, cloth binding Very Good plus. Nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. A deluxe working script, from the estate of Dorothy Hughes (not to be confused with the crime author) and her daughter Winnie Ray, both of whom worked for the Hollywood studios for over 40 years.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
 32.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
 33.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
 35.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
 36.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        [Campbell, Eleanor] Dick and Jane, etc, Large Collection of Big Book Teacher Aides

      Offered here is a large collection of elephant folio sized color illustrated teacher aides by Eleanor Campbel (ca 1950) made for teachers from three different portfolios: 1) "Judy, John and Jean, (20.5 x 20 inches), cards 1-9 inclusive, a total of 18 separate images; 2) "Our Big Book," (20.5 x 19 inches) cards 13-16 inclusive, a total of 8 separate images, and 3) "Our Big Book, black and white aides, (20 x 19 inches) cards 10-12 inclusive, a total of 6 separate images. Total full-page illustrations: 32. All are in very good or better condition. A most scarce grouping and seldom found in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books ]
 37.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      [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

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
 38.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
 39.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
 40.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications to Transistor Electronics

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

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB ]
 41.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Typed Contract signed, between Gary Cooper and Twentieth-Century Fox , to portray the role of "Lt. John Harkness" in the production of "THE FLYING TEA KETTLE" (aka YOU'RE IN THE NAVY NOW, 1951)

      Los Angeles Calif. september 13 1950 Los Angeles, Calif., september 13, 1950. 4to. 14pp. Fine, in the original blue paper folder . Cooper was to receive 3% of the gross receipts -- up to $350,000 -- for his role in the film which came out in the following year as YOU'RE IN THE NAVY NOW

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 42.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      1950. DISNEY,WALT. ORIGINAL ART: MICKEY, DONALD AND GOOFY PLAYING SOLDIER. Offered here is a marvelous original watercolor from the Walt Disney Studio. Done on artists board, the image measures 9x12", matted. The upper margin has publishing notations reading: "Walt Disney Studio (stamp), Walt Dinsey's Wonder Book p.64, reduce to 2/3." Not dated or signed, circa 1950. Captioned in the corner: "Marching on to don't know where / Don't care if we don't get there / So long as we are home to tea / Jolly soldier boys are we." Depicted are the 3 characters marching along with Donald playing the flute, Goofy playing a bucket drum with spoons and Mickey carrying the flag.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
 43.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
 44.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
 45.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        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

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
 46.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
 47.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        La Comedie des animaux qu'on dit sauvages. Illustrated by Paul Jouve

      Editions Rombaldi Paris: Editions Rombaldi. [1950]. Copy on velin creme de Rives, from an unspecified issue; handsomely rebound in 3/4 dark blue morocco and marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., original wrappers, with a small animal illustration by Jouve, and backstrip bound in, fine. Illustrated with frontispiece and four plates by Paul Jouve, all original copper engravings heightened with pochoir. See an Image.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. ]
 48.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.