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        Handsome Signed Original Photograph, small 8vo, n.p. n.d but ca 1950's

      A charming, portrait of Britten in three-quarter bust length profile. He is looking towards the right. Boldly signed on lower white border, ?Benjamin Brtten.?

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        Typed Letter, signed, to Rebecca Wadsworth in Stamford, Connecticut, regarding her acquaintance with his father, Frank Nixon

      Washington D.C 2 february 1950 Washington, D.C, 2 february, 1950. 4to. One page on letterhead of House of Representatives. Very good. In black cloth chemise . In answer to her inquiry, the young Congressman from California writes"This is just a note to tell you that I am the son of Frank Nixon of California and that i can recall his speaking of you on several occasions. Three years ago, when I came to Washington, my farmer [sic] and mother purchased a farm in Pennsylvania and have lived there until this Winter. He had the misfortune, however, of breaking his arm just a fw weeks ago and has now gone to Florida for th balance of the year -" Nixon had leaped to national prominence through his role in the Un-American Activities Committee in winning a perjury conviction against Alger Hiss

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        The House of Breath

      Random House New York: Random House, [1950]. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed on front flyleaf: "To Glenway Wescott, with the greatest admiration and respect, my first book. Sincerely, William Goyen." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few tiny nicks at extremities. Author's first book.

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        The Foundation of Arithmetic. A logico-mathematical enquiry into the concept of number. English Translation by J.L Austin. (Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik. Eine logisch mathematische Untersuchung über den Begriff der Zahl).

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1950. 8vo. Orig. full green cloth w. gilt lettering to spine, orig. blue dust-jacket w. some soiling. Very minor nick to upper capital at back hinge, otherwise intact w. no loss and not price-clipped. Cloth-bdg. w. minor wear to capitals. Internally very nice and clean. Pp. xii + xiie, pp. XI + XIe, (2), 119 + 119e pp.. First U.K. edition, being the first English language, edition of this philosophical classic, Frege's later so influential first book, which is considered the best introduction to his thought. The work was originally published in German in 1894 (the text of which is also printed here), but the English translation has probably been more influential. Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (1848 - 1925) was a German mathematician, but his main contributions lie in his becoming a logician and a philosopher, who influenced the fields of logic and analytic philosophy immensely. Together with Wittgenstein, Russel and Moore, Frege is considered the founder of analytic philosophy, and a main founder of modern mathematical logic. In the preface of the "Principia Mathematica" Russell and Whitehead state that "In all questions of logical analysis our chief debt is to Frege" (p. VIII). His influence on 20th century philosophy has been deeply profound, especially in the English speaking countries from the middle of the 20th century and onwards; in this period most of his works were translated into English for the first time.The philosophical papers of Frege were published in Germany in scholarly journals, which were barely read outside of German speaking countries. The first collections of his writings did not appear until after the Second World War, and Frege was little known as a philosopher during his lifetime. He greatly influenced the likes of Russel, wittgenstein and Carnap, though, and bears a great responsibility for the turn modern philosophical thought has taken. Due to his contributions to the philosophy of language, analytic philosophy could be founded as it were. Instead of answering the question about meaning, Frege here sets out to explore the foundations of arithmetic, beginning with questions such as "What is a number?" In his solutions the answer to the question of meaning could also be found, though, and he permitted himself "the hope that even the philosophers, if they examine what I have written without prejudice, will find in it something of use to them." (p. XIi - Introduction).The book has belonged to James K. Feibleman, the author of "A Myth is a Religion in which no one any longer believes" in "Understanding Philosophy", 1973, and bears a dedication from him "For Florence".German-English parallel-text

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1950. cloth.. Corners very gently bumped, some mild age-darkening to text pages, a. near fine copy in very good dust jacket with some wear and rubbing at. edges, surface scuff to lettering of "PEBBLE" on front panel, and. clipped price. (#126805). First edition. Asimov's first book and his first SF novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-15.

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        Pebble in the Sky

      Doubleday Garden City: Doubleday. 1950. First. First edition. Page edges slightly tanned, still fine in near fine dustwrapper with slight rubbing to the corners of the spine ends. The thin paper jacket is usually found well-worn. A very nice copy of the author's first book, a time travel novel, seldom found in this condition. .

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        Fine pencil, ink and watercolor design for a New Yorker cover

      No place ca. 1950 No place, [ca. 1950]. 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"; in an archival mat, overall dimensions 18" x 15". . On medium-weight art paper, fine condition . Although this is a preparatory drawing, it is a well-rendered, lively, and highly decorative image, consisting of a montage of fall motifs: colorful foliage, spacious skies, amber grain, purple mountains, fruited plains, a church, a silo, a school complete with child, tourist directions, with "The New Yorker" lettered at the top and a vertical border of grapes at the left edge. Although not used as a cover, this delightful design would have made a wonderful one. One the verso of the drawing is a portion of an ink sketch of a mother, daughter, and lady visitor in a living room.Barbara Shermund, a talented artist, did a number of cartoon drawings for popular magazines. Along with Helen Hokinson and Mary Petty, she was also one of the few female artists to work extensively for The New Yorker

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        The Rose Tattoo

      New Directions (New York): New Directions. (1950). First. First edition. Tiny stains on the boards else near fine in very good dustwrapper with some tape shadows on the rear panel from an old repair. Signed by the author. A hit play and basis for the 1955 Daniel Mann film featuring Anna Magnani in an Oscar-winning role, as a widow wooed by truck driver Burt Lancaster. .

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      1950. 2. (FOUJITA)illus. NIGHT AND THE CAT by Elizabeth Coatsworth. NY: Macmillan 1950, 4to (6 3/4 x 10"), two-tone cloth, near Fine in dust wrapper (dw slightly worn but VG+). 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.

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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. 1950. cloth.. Signed by Ed Wood (THE Ed Wood?) on front free endpaper. A fine copy. in near fine dust jacket (designed by Hannes Bok) with some spotting. along top edges of front and rear panels, more so on the latter.. Still a very nice copy. (#110872). First edition. A fine association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Jenkins to T. E. Dikty who, along with Erle Korshak, founded Shasta Publishers: "To Ted Dikty; / Who can't find his way / about on Long Island, but / is a good guy just the / same / Will F. Jenkins / 'Murray Leinster.'" Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-70.

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        The Waters Reglitterized

      John Kidis [No place]: John Kidis. 1950. First. First edition. Stapled wrappers. Split at the bottom of the spine, a very good copy in wrappers with modest edgewear. One of 1000 numbered copies. This is copy #39. The first printed edition of a small manuscript book that Miller had originally prepared for his friend Emil Schnellock in 1939. This copy Inscribed by Miller to June Mansfield, his second wife, and the inspiration for much of his best fiction: "For June -- a souvenir of Paris & Schnellockian days. Henry. 3/51." .

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        A Little Stone

      John Lehman London: John Lehman. (1950). First. First edition, first issue binding. Fine in a bright and fresh, near fine dustwrapper with a small scraped tear on the spine. A nice copy of this collection of stories. .

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        Conozca la Argentina [Meet Argentina]

      Cambytur S.A. Buenos Aires: Cambytur S.A.. [circa 1950]. First. First edition. Oblong octavo. Spiral bound printed decorated boards with clear plastic dustwrapper, attached at the flaps to insides of the boards. Boards a little warped, and the plastic has pulled through a few of the spirals, but otherwise very good or better. Issued by a tourism agency extolling the virtues of Argentina as a tourism destination, and illustrated with 15 full-page original photographs mounted with captions in both Spanish and English on the verso of the preceding page. The photographs are unattributed, but wonderfully composed and presented. Very scarce. .

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      1950. 1. LEWIS,C.S. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. NY: Macmillan 1950 (1950). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), cloth, 154p., except for a bit of the inevitable fading that always occurs with this title, this is Fine in near Fine dust wrapper (dw with a touch of fading on rear panel and ever so slightly rubbed). Stated FIRST PRINTING of the first title in the Narnia chronicles, now a modern classic. Printed the same year as the British first. Illustrated in black and white by PAULINE BAYNES. This is an amazingly nice copy, rare in this condition.

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      [1950]. 8vo. Original proof-copy (of the latest stage, presumably final proof, in the same format as the printed version and with no corrections), printed on rectos and versos. Stapled twice in left margin. A few marginal creases. A (proof-) number to upper left corner in red ink (297). Pp. 109-148 + tipped-in errata slip at p. 147.. Very rare original proof-copy of the two highly important appendices for Einstein's "The Meaning of Relativity", third edition, 1950, the second appendix being one of the most important pieces Einstein ever wrote, namely the appendix "in which he described his most recent work on unification" (Pais), and the work which was hailed by The New York Times under the heading "New Einstein theory gives a master key to the universe". The first appendix, which appeared for the second edition of the work, remained unchanged throughout the history of "the Meaning of Relativity" and was written because "Since the first edition of this little book some advances have been made in the theory of relativity. [...] The first step forward is the conclusive demonstration of the existence of the red shift of the spectral lines by the (negative) gravitational potential of the place of origin" [...] A second step forward, which will be mentioned briefly, concerns the law of motion of a gravitating body." [...] A third step forward, concerning the so-called "cosmologic problem," wiil be considered here in detail..." (pp. 109-10). The present 40 pages constitute the final proof-copy of the entire appendices I and II to the Generalized Theory of Gravitation, exactly as they appeared in the third edition (Princeton in 1950). 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 (also appeared in 1950, in Princeton). In 1950 a revised edition of the third edition appears, having Appendix II slightly revised, and in 1953 the heavily revised fourth edition appears. THIS IS THE PROOF-COPY OF APPENDICES I AND II FOR THE "THIRD EDITION, INCLUDING THE GENERALIZED THEORY OF GRAVITATION" (PRINCETON, 1950). The main focus of the work throughout all these editions of the work 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)

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         “Five years ago, after the bloodshed and destruction of World War II, many of us hoped that all nations would work together to make sure that war could never happen again … The invasion of Korea has shown that there are some who will resort to outright war, contrary to the principles of the charter, if it suits their ends … The only course the peace-loving nations can take in the present situation is to create the armaments needed to make the world secure against aggression. That is the course to which the United States is now firmly committed…”

      Printed Speech, in booklet form, Signed “To Bill Hassett with / appreciation / Harry S. Truman” on the cover as President, 12 pages, 3.75” x 8.5”. Address titled “A New Page in History,” delivered by the President before the United Nations General Assembly, Flushing Meadow, New York, October 24, 1950. Inscribed to his White House Correspondence Secretary, William D. Hassett. Rusted at the two staples binding the booklet. Fine condition. At 11:30 AM, October 24, 1950, President Truman addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations at Lake Success, Flushing Meadow, New York. His address, in booklet form, was printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office later in 1950. Truman spoke on the fifth anniversary of the ratification of the Charter of the United Nations which brought the international body officially into existence. In part, “Five years ago today the Charter of the United Nations came into force. By virtue of that event, October 24, 1945, became a great day in the history of the world. Long before that day, the idea of an association of nations to keep the peace had lived as a dream in the hearts and minds of men. Woodrow Wilson was the author of that idea in our time. The organization that was brought into being on October 24, 1945, represents our greatest advance toward making that dream a reality… “Governments may sometimes falter in their support of the United Nations, but the peoples of the world do not falter. The demand of men and women throughout the world for international order and justice is one of the strongest forces in these troubled times … We have just had a vivid demonstration of that fact in Korea. The invasion of the Republic of Korea was a direct challenge to the principles of the United Nations. That challenge was met by an overwhelming response. The people of almost every member country supported the decision of the Security Council to meet this aggression with force. Few acts in our time have met with such widespread approval. “In uniting to crush the aggressors in Korea, these member nations have done no more than the charter calls for. But the important thing is that they have done it, and they have done it successfully. They have given dramatic evidence that the charter works. They have proved that the charter is a living instrument backed by the material and moral strength of members, large and small. The men who laid down their lives for the United Nations in Korea will have a place in our memory, and in the memory of the world, forever. They died in order that the United Nations might live. As a result of their sacrifices, the United Nations today is stronger than it ever has been. Today, it is better able than ever before to fulfill the hopes that men have placed in it… “The skills and experience of the United Nations in this field will be put to the test now that the fighting in Korea is nearly ended. The reconstruction of Korea as a free, united, and self-supporting nation is an opportunity to show how international cooperation can lead to gains in human freedom and welfare. The work of the United Nations for human advancement, important as it is, can be fully effective only if we can achieve the other great objective of the United Nations, a just and lasting peace. At the present time, the fear of another great international war overshadows all the hopes of mankind. This fear arises from the tensions between nations and from the recent outbreak of open aggression in Korea. We in the United States believe that such a war can be prevented. We do not believe that war is inevitable. One of the strongest reasons for this belief is our faith in the United Nations… “Five years ago, after the bloodshed and destruction of World War II, many of us hoped that all nations would work together to make sure that war could never happen again. We hoped that international cooperation, supported by the strength and moral authority of the United Nations, would be sufficient to prevent aggression. But this was not to be the case, I am sorry to say. Although many countries promptly disbanded their wartime armies, other countries continued to maintain forces so large that they posed a constant threat of aggression. And this year, the invasion of Korea has shown that there are some who will resort to outright war, contrary to the principles of the charter, if it suits their ends. “In these circumstances, the United Nations, if it is to be an effective instrument for keeping the peace, has no choice except to use the collective strength of its members to curb aggression. To do so, the United Nations must be prepared to use force. The United Nations did use force to curb aggression in Korea, and by so doing has greatly strengthened the cause of peace… “Disarmament is the course which the United States would prefer to take. It is the course which most nations would like to adopt. It is the course which the United Nations from its earliest beginnings has been seeking to follow … The will of the world for peace is too strong to allow us to give up in this effort. We cannot permit the history of our times to record that we failed by default… But until an effective system of disarmament is established, let us be clear about the task ahead. The only course the peace-loving nations can take in the present situation is to create the armaments needed to make the world secure against aggression. That is the course to which the United States is now firmly committed. That is the course we will continue to follow as long as it is necessary… “If real disarmament were achieved, the nations of the world, acting through the United Nations, could join in a greatly enlarged program of mutual aid. As the cost of maintaining armaments decreased, every nation could greatly increase its contributions to advancing human welfare. All of us could then pool even greater resources to support the United Nations in its war against want. In this way, our armaments would be transformed into foods, medicine, tools for use in underdeveloped areas, and into other aids for human advancement. The latest discoveries of science could be made available to men all over the globe. Thus, we could give real meaning to the old promise that swords shall be beaten into plowshares, and that nations shall not learn war any more. “Then, man can turn his great inventiveness, his tremendous energies, and the resources with which he has been blessed, to creative efforts. Then we shall be able to realize the kind of world which has been the vision of man for centuries. This is the goal which we must keep before us--and the vision in which we must never lose faith.”

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        Atomic Theory of Liquid Helium Near Absolute ZeroLancaster: American Physical Society, 1953-54. First edition.

      Offprint of one of his major papers. Feynman offprints are very rarely seen on the market. This one derives from the estate of an officer of the Press Office of the Physics Department at Caltech. OCLC lists no copies of this separate printing.<br/><br/> During the early 1950's Feynman became "especially interested in liquid helium. At ordinary temperatures and pressures, helium exists as a gas; but at extremely low temperatures (a few degrees above absolute zero), helium becomes a liquid-indeed, a liquid with strange properties. Liquid helium displays superfluidity, that is, it flows with no viscosity or friction at all (unlike ordinary liquids). The phenomenon had been discovered experimentally during the 1930s, and the great Russian theorist Lev Landau had provided a successful phenomenological description during the 1940s." (DSB). <br/><br/> Successful as Landau's theory was, it lacked an atomistic foundation. Then, in the spring of 1953, "Richard Feynman entered the scene. He set himself the task of providing a theoretical understanding of the problem of liquid helium on an atomic basis, which could only be done if one approached the problem from first principles. (Mehra & Rechenberg). "Feynman brought his newest tools to bear on the problem-path integrals and Feynman diagrams-to explain superfluidity on a rigorously quantum-mechanical basis. In addition to the particle-like quantum excitations that had been studied, Feynman realized that a new quantum effect also played a role: the formation of quantum vortices. Once again his intuitive, pictorial approach proved successful." (DSB). <br/><br/> "While he greatly admired Landau's contributions to and successes in the field, Feynman pointed out several weaknesses in Landau's theory. Notably, Landau's quantum hydrodynamical approach treated Helium II as a continuous medium, which right from the beginning sacrificed the atomic structure of the liquid and thus forestalled the possibility of calculating the various characteristics of the system, such as the various parameters, on an atomic basis. In his first paper on the 'Atomic theory of the lambda-transition in helium', he showed 'from first principles that, in spite of the large interatomic forces, liquid He4 should exhibit a transition analogous to the transition in an ideal gas' (p. 1291). By writing 'the exact partition function as an integral over trajectories, using the space-time approach to quantum mechanics', Feynman could indeed derive a Landau-type energy spectrum [in the present paper] and further demonstrate phonon-like excitations evolve into roton-like ones at large momenta [in 'Atomic theory of the two fluid model of liquid helium']" (Mehra & Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vol. 6, Part 2, p. 1160). <br/><br/> Offered with: "Atomic theory of the lambda-transition in helium", pp. 1291-1301 in Physical Review, Vol. 91, No. 2, and "Atomic theory of the two fluid model of liquid helium", pp. 262-277 in Physical Review, Vol. 94, No. 2 (two complete journal issues in original printed wrappers).. Offprint from Physical Review, Vol. 91, No. 2, pp. 1301-1308. Self-wrappers, stapled as issued (punch holes in inner margin filled, not affecting text)

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        &#147;Boccherini's Minuet and the Caliph of Baghdad&#148;

      1950. A Scarce Original, Autobiographical DrawingNot to be Pooh-Pooh'edSHEPARD, E[rnest] H. Boccherini's Minuet and the Caliph of Baghdad [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1950]. Original pen-and-ink drawing by renowned illustrator Ernest H. Shepard of himself at age seven, with his sister Ethel, a few years older, depicting them in practice during a screeching violin lesson. Image size: 3 3/4 x 6 7/16 inches; 95 x 164 mm. Signed with initials at lower left. Matted, framed and glazed. A delightful image of Shepard's childhood, which originally appeared in his autobiography, Drawn from Memory (1957), and was later reproduced only once, on page twenty-seven of The Work of E.H. Shepard by Rawle Knox (1979). Found on page thirty-three of Drawn from Memory, it is captioned, "My little fingers never seemed to be in the right place." "Once a week we all three of us [siblings] had a music lesson. We had violins of different sizes and were taught by Mr. Cruft... It was dreadfully tedious having to play scales and my fingers never seemed to be in the right places, but it was better when I was promoted to Boccherini's Minuet. By that time Ethel could rattle along with The Caliph of Baghdad" (Drawn from Memory, p. 33)."When I am goneLet Shepard decorate my tomband put (if there is room)Two pictures on the stone:Piglet from page a hundred and eleven,And Pooh and Piglet walking (157) . . .And Peter, thinking they they are my own,Will welcome me to heaven."- A.A. Milne, inscription to Shepard's copy of Winnie-the-PoohErnest Howard Shepard (1879-1976), "was born only a five-minute walk from the birthplace of A.A. Milne, but it would be many years before their first meeting when their names would be linked for all time to one of the most loved of all bears... He contributed a weekly drawing to Punch for many years. He was perhaps the most-loved illustrator of 'children's' books, best remembered for When We Were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh, Now We Are Six and The House At Pooh Corner, Kenneth Grahame's classics The Wind In The Willows, Dream Days and The Golden Age and a book which later became the favourite reading of Christopher Robin Milne, Bevis, the Story of a Boy by Richard Jefferies."Shepard's autobiographical books, Drawn from Memory (1957) and Drawn From Life (1962) are joyfully written and present a superb picture of England's upper middle classes. His drawings in over fifty books frequently poked fun at social contretemps and domestic perplexity, especially where children were involved. His illustrations continued to show extraordinary vigour and vivacity throughout his long working life."In his eighty-ninth year, he visited old friends and relations in Cape Town, Durban, Perth, Sydney and Tasmania, returning through Tahiti so that he could look at Gauguin relics" (Peter Dennis, Poohcorner).

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        Typed Letter Signed, with numerous holograph insertions, corrections and editing marks, 4to, Los Angeles, July 1, 1950

      ?Owing to the fact that a long-standing defect of vision causes me to read slowly, I regret that I must say no to your kind invitation: for I am engaged on a piece of work involving much research and permits no extra- curricular activities?It was kind of you to pass on my request, about the anthology for the Britannica?I am wondering whether, if the Britannica doesn?t want to publish the anthology, the firm would be willing to allow it to come out elsewhere. It seems hardly fair for an author to permit a year?s work and 20,000 words of original writing to lie indefinitely on the shelf?.?

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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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        Mémoires de chimie.[Paris: de l'imprimerie de Du Pont, 1792/1805].

      First edition of this very rare work; copy of the Lavoisier scholar and antiquarian Lucien Scheler, with prints of the two copper plates meant to illustrate the work but never issued, which Scheler and Duveen discovered and described together in the 1950's (see below), finely bound by Lobstein with a three page manuscript letter by Scheler about the work, together with the original wrappers. We know of just one other copy accompanied by these two plates (Haskell F. Norman). <br/><br/> "As early as 1792 Lavoisier had decided to prepare a complete edition of his memoirs which was to fill eight volumes and also contain some account of the work of those who had given support to his <i>antiphlogistic</i> theory. This project was interrupted and stopped by his imprisonment and eventual execution [in 1794]. It was an undertaking that was evidently dear to him, and which he attempted to continue while in prison, but all that he finally left behind him was the greater part of volume on, the whole of volume two, and a small part of volume four." (Duveen & Klickstein)<br/><br/> "The unpublished sheets remained with Mme. Lavoisier, who published the <i>Mémoires</i> in 1805 with a brief introduction of her own. These volumes have only half titles to designate them, with no indication of publisher, place, or date. Never offered for sale, the <i>Mémoires</i> were presented by Mme. Lavoisier to Lavoisier's former friends and a selected number of institutions. Consequently, the book is of great rarity." (Neville).<br/><br/> "The collection contains thirty-nine memoirs, twenty-nine by Lavoisier, of which twelve appear here for the first time; the remaining memoirs are by Séguin, Meusnier, Brisson, Vauquelin, Macquart and Fourcroy. The fifth memoir in Vol. II conatins Lavoisier's claim to the discovery of the theory of oxidation" (Norman). The contents of this importnat and final work by Lavoisier are discussed in detail by Duveen and Klickstein.<br/><br/> Norman 1297; Duveen & Klickstein 186-200; Neville p.17; Partington III:372; Thornton & Tully 168. <br/><br/> Provenance: This copy belonged to the Lavoisier scholar and famous antiquarian Lucien Scheler (1902-1999), and is accompanied by a three page letter by him about the work and the two plates bound in with this copy. There are references to illustrations in the <i>Mémoires</i> but no plates were accompanied with the work when Mme. Lavoisier distributed copies. In 1950 two copper plates were discovered in the addict of Mme P. de Chazelles. Scheler had prints taken of these plates and together with Denis Duveen he published an article describing these hitherto unknown illustrations for the <i>Mémoires</i> [Duveen & Scheler: Des illustrations inédites pour les Mémoires de Chimie, ouvrage posthume de Lavoisier. In: Revue d'histoire des sciences et de leurs applications. 1959, Tome 12 n°4. pp. 345-353]. The original copper plates are now, together with 108 prints, at the Lavoisier Archive in Cornell University. It was probably the intention of Duveen and Scheler that these prints were to be distributed out to institutions and other owners of the <i>Mémoires</i> but it seems that only very few received these prints. Haskell F. Norman acquired his copy of the <i>Mémoires</i> from Emil Offenbacher but often dealt with Scheler and thus probably received a set of the prints from him. We have been unable to find copies, besides the Norman copy and the present, having the plates.. 8vo (208 x 128 mm), three volumes bound in two fine half calf bindings with vellum corners by Alain Lobstein, preserving all the original wrappers and spine strips, pp [4] [1] 2-416; [4] [1] 2-413 [1]; [1] 2-64, and two folding engraved plates bound in at the end of the second volume, Scheler letter bound in at the beginning of first volume. A very fine and clean copy. A copy of the Duveen & Scheler article describing and depicting the plates accompanies the set

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        Pasiphaë. A Poem by...

      (London: Golden Cockerel Press 1950).. Limited edition, no. 81 of 100 specially bound copies with an extra engraving, from a total edition of 500, 8vo, 40 pp. 7 copper engravings by John Buckland-Wright. Original purple vellum by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt spine title and vignette to upper cover, some light rubbing, spine sunned, t.e.g. "Correctly printed for the first time" from the manuscript. Cock-a-Hoop 185.

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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. [1950]. cloth-backed boards.. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket with rubbing along folds. and shelf wear with some mild chipping to spine ends. (#127904). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies with blank leaf signed by Heinlein inserted between the front free endpaper and half title leaf. A collection of short stories which is the first volume in Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54.

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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. The story of How Many Thousands and Men and Women have Recovered from Alcoholism

      Works Publishing Inc. New York:: Works Publishing Inc.,, 1950. Near Fine. SIGNED, INSCRIBED & DATED BY BILL WILSON using his full name rather than "Bill W". Near Fine hardback First Edition Thirteenth Printing with mild toning eps, mild sun spine in a Very Good++ original Dust Jacket 'Thirteenth Printing' on the dj spine. Dj with mild scuffs, minimal edge wear. Unobtrusive tape dj verso. No extraneous markings or writing. The inscription reads " To Al M_______: / My greetings and / best wishes! / Ever Yours / Bill Wilson / NY / Dec 28 /51" 8vo. viii, 400 pp. In a custom cloth covered clamshell box with gilt lettering on clamshell cover and spine labels.

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