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      - 1950?, Tornai, Belgica, Desclee Lefrebvre, Editores Pontificios, 182 paginas, 16x9, cubiertas originales en tapa blanda, buen estado

      [Bookseller: Libreria 7 Soles]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition, Thirteenth Printing

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymousworks Publishing, 1950. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The book has no writing and only light toning to the page edges. The original dust jacket is rubbed and has light edge wear. .

      [Bookseller: Mark Henderson]
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        Golf Courses: Design, Construction and Upkeep

      Reading: Sutton and Sons, 1950. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. Second edition. Signed by Martin A. F. Sutton on the front free end paper, warmly inscribed to a previous owner. About Very Good, with light must odor to pages. Binding slightly sunken and a bit pulled. Top edge of page block foxed. Cloth a bit frayed at corners and spine ends, and with a few small scuffs. A nice copy, uncommon signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Dipole Transitions in the Nuclear Photo-Effect" [Bethe & Levinger, pp. 115-129] WITH "Identity in Quantum Electrodynamics" [Ward, p. 182] in The Physical Review, Vol. 78, No. 2, April 15, 1950

      American Physical Society, Lancaster 1950 - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF TWO PAPERS OF SIGNIFICANCE TO THE THEORY OF THE ATOMIC NUCLEUS AND ELEMENTARY PARTICLES: Bethe and Levinger's sum rule calculations demonstrated the total integrated photonuclear cross section, an important quantity demonstrating that the giant resonance, a "high-frequency collective excitation of atomic nuclei", is caused, in the main, by absorption of electric dipole radiation" (Wikipedia). John Clive Ward's introduction of the 'Ward Identity' (or 'Ward's Identities'), now known as the Ward-Takahashi Identity. "Low lying giant dipole resonance provided the first evidence of a strong nuclear photoeffect, with an integrated cross section of the order of one classical sum rule, scaled by the ratio of the nucleon to the electron mass with respect to the atomic case" (Christillin, Nuclear Photoreactions, 1). The theoretical interpretation of this was first given in 1948 by Goldhaber and Teller. Two years later, Bethe and Levinger "apply sum rules to calculate under certain approximations the integrated cross section and the mean energy for photon absorption by heavy nuclei" (Abstract, Physical Review 78, 1950, p. 115). Attributed to the onset of the electric dipole absorption, the sum rule they developed is independent of any particular model of the nucleus. Significantly, Bethe and Levinger realized "that an important modification to the electric dipole sum rule with respect to the atomic case was due to the presence of exchange potentials in nuclear physics" (Christillin, 2). John Clive Ward was a British-Australian theoretical physicist whose contributions helped shape the post-war quantum era particularly with regard to particle physics and renormalization theory. In his second published paper, Ward, on the heals of work by Dyson, wrote about "the equivalence of the quantum electrodynamics theories of Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga (Duarte, The Man Behind an Identity in Quantum Electrodynamics, AP 46, 6, 2009). "The Ward Identities have their origin in a 1950 paper [the paper offered] published in Physical Review. This was a succinct master piece authored by J. C. Ward? Building on previous work by Dyson this elegant letter proved in seven steps one of the most important and celebrated results of renormalization theory. In a following paper, published in 1951, Ward extended the initial result to a set of identities. Today, the Ward Identity or Ward Identities, are standard teachings in theoretical physics and continue to be the focus of considerable research activity. Some four thousand journal physics papers have been published with Ward Identity or Ward Identities either in their titles or abstracts" (Duarte, Optics Journal Portal, Tunable Lasers). CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Quarto (11.25 x 8.25 inches; 275 x 200mm). Original wraps. Two barely visible (see scan) stamp on the front wrap and one on the rear. Professionally rebacked at the spine. Bright and clean. Near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Eigenhändig geschriebene Ostergruß-Karte. Mit Unterschrift.

      (um 1950). 14x8 cm. (Falzkante gebrochen, gelocht).

      [Bookseller: Aegis Verlag Einzelfirma]
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      Beverly Hills, CA: The Wisdom Society, 1950. First edition. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by the author, "Jawaharlal Nehru, Nov. 1951." In near fine condition. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964. He is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state: a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948

      - Gallimard, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 130 copie numerate sul filo puro, edizione di lusso dopo il 23 Olanda. autografo firmato Albert Camus Max-Philippe Delatte: "... i ricordi di una vecchia battaglia ..." nella pagina occhietto. Ex libris incollato su una guardia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 130 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 23 Hollande. Envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à Max-Philippe Delatte  : "... ces souvenirs d'un ancien combat..." sur la page de faux-titre. Ex-libris de ce dernier encollé sur une garde.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Genera et Species Animalium Argentinorum Tomus Secundus Insecta Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera) Hesperiidae (cont.), Hesperiinae

      Bonariae: Apud Guillermo Kraft Ltda, 1950. [x], 388, 26 plates (12 col). Hardback. 4to, orig. cloth. No. 163/1000. Vg ex-lib. copy: a few small ink stamps to endpaper and title-page only, otherwise very clean. Text Spanish (original species descriptions in original language). Subfamily Hesperiinae of Argentina. Keys to species, original and amplified descriptions, figures of adults and male genitalia of most species, notes on biology (foodplants), distribution. The second of two volumes on the Hesperiidae. A magnificently produced volume limited to 1000 copies, signed by the series editor, H.R. Descole

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        The Martian Chronicles

      Garden City / New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. First Edition [stated] . Light Green Cloth. Near Fine Book/Very Good + Dust Jacket. Cover By Lidov, Photo By Morris Dollens. 225 Pp. Green Cloth Stamped In Burgundy Red. First Edition Stated. First Printing Of The First Edition, An Attractive Book With No Wear Or Fraying, Usual Slight Tanning To Spine And Edges, Previous Owner's Name And May 27, 1950 Date On Front Endpaper, No Other Names Or Marks. Jacket Complete, Not Price Clipped, No Notable Tears Or Chips, Light Wear At Corners And Edges With Three Tiny Tears At Top Of Rear Panel, And A Minute Loss At Lower Front Tip.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        ?Sites et Mirages

      ?Casablanca Editions de la Cigogne, 1950. In-4, en feuilles, couverture rempliée, chemise et étui paille (restauration du dos), 147 pp. Texte inédit d'Henri Bosco comportant 47 illustrations d'Albert Marquet, soit 24 aquarelles et 23 dessins gravés sur bois par Pierre Bouchet. Très bon exempalire. Edition tirée à 250 exemplaires, un des 40 num. sur vergé comportant une suite des illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy – Signed by the Author – First Editions Chapman and Hall - COMPRISING: MEN AT ARMS, OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN AND UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1950. The first edition set of Waugh's 'Sword of Honour Trilogy', with the third instalment signed without dedication to the title page. All books are near fine without inscriptions. Volume 2 has some light edge chipping to the dust wrapper and there is a closed tear to the head of volume one also. Titles in bright condition. No clipping to the wrappers. A nice set and especially so with the author's signature to the third volume.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Premières amours. Fragment des Mémoires

      Edition illustrated with 16 original engravings on copper by Kees Van Dongen, one of the 900 numbered copies on vergé du Marais. Binding of the publisher in full marble tan, smooth back with some rubbings, upper head shaved, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, blunt corners, ex-libris glued on a plywood, speckled slices. Pleasant interior condition. Editions de la vieille France Paris & Nice 1950 10x16,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Tribesman, Africa.

      c.'s 1950 - Silver gelatin print. Dimensions: 23.5 x 30.5cm Good tonal range and good condition.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. 14 volumes: Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 (1950); Boswell in Holland, 1763-1764 (1952); Portraits by Joshua Reynolds (1952); Boswell on the Grand Tour, Germany and Switzerland, 1764 (1953); Boswell on the Grand Tour, Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-1766 (1955); Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766-1769 (1956); Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774 (1959); Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, 1773 (1961); Boswell: The Ominous Years, 1774-1776 (1963); Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778 (1970); Boswell, Laird of Auchinleck, 1778-1782 (1977); Boswell: The Applause of the Jury, 1782-1785 (1981); Boswell: The English Experiment, 1785-1789 (1986); and Boswell: The Great Biographer, 1789-1795 (1989). Together with Pride and Negligence: The History of the Boswell Papers (1982) by Frederick A. Pottle; a total of 15 volumes. Edited by Frederick A. Pottle, Frank Brady, Irma S. Lustig, and others. Each volume is illustrated with historical prints and manuscript facsimiles. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950-1989. Nearly all are first editions; the first volume is a book club edition and the eighth volume is a later printing. Octavo. Original paper-covered boards over blue cloth spines. A previous owner's ink signature appears on the front flyleaf of seven of the first eight volumes, with a bookplate to the front pastedown in the ninth volume. The third and tenth volume are lacking their dust jackets. Some very mild edgewear to the dust jackets, two of which are price-clipped. An exceptionally crisp and clean set.

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        Evangeliorum quattuor Codex Cenannensis

      Bernae Helvetiorum: Urs Graf; Sole Distribution in the United States by P. C. Duchesne, New York, 1950. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 3 vols. Vols. I and II reproduce, mostly in monochrome although 48 pages are reproduced and mounted in striking color), the 339 leaves of the manuscript (1-182 in Vol. I and 183-339 in Vol. II). Vol. III is a slender Introductory volume containing an Introduction by E. H. Alton, an Essay on the ornament of the manuscript by Peter Meyer, and a Collation of the text with the Vulgate (Wordsworth and White's text of 1889) by G. O. Simms. Vols. I and II are bound in full vellum with the front covers and backstrips decorated in gilt and black by Otto Walter Ltd, Vol. III is bound in vellum-backed light blue boards with the backstrip decorated in gilt and black to match the first two volumes. 41cm. Vols. I and II are still in their original protective flapped cardboard boxes; Vol. III is in its original thin card slipcase. All three volumes still have plain ivory-colored paper jackets. The two card boxes have some browning and a bit of wear, and the former owner has written "Kells" in red ink on one end of the slipcase and both boxes. Vols. I and II are identified as "Exemplar ex Subscriptione Comparatum No. 191." Vol. III is unnumbered but has a stated limitation of 500. The original Book of Kells is on permanent display at Trinity College in Dublin where this 9th century work is proudly described as "Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and the world's most famous medieval manuscript."

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        The Grand Alliance

      Maps and plans to the text. First US edition. 8vo., cloth, dust jacket. Cambridge. Houghton Mifflin. 

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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      - Editions premières, Paris 1950, 13x17cm, broché. - Collective Edizione tradotto da André Pieyre Mandiargues, una delle 20 copie numerate su Alfa solo le carte. copertina illustrata di disegno di Max Ernst. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Henri Parisot et Alberto Savinio, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais crèvecoeur, tirage de tête. Couverture illustrée d'un dessin de Max Ernst. Agréable exemplaire.

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      EDIZIONI RINASCITA, ROMA 1950 - PICCOLA BIBLIOTECA MARXISTA ITALIANO Introduzione di F.Engels, traduzione di P. Togliatti, n. 3 della collana, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli neri, con fioritura e lievi segni di usura

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        Archive of over 45 Photographs from the Collection of Harold Colee, Long-time VP of the Florida State Chamber of Commerce

      Jacksonville: Original, 1950. Original Photograph. Folder. Very Good. Nearly all of the photographs are ORIGINAL 8X10 B/W shots. Nice archive of 47 photographs and one TLS (on Atlantic Coast Line stationery) from the private collection of Harold Wilfred Colee. Colee was the long-time Vice-President of the Florida State Chamber of Commerce. As his position with the organization demanded, Colee traveled Florida and the United States in an effort to entice both more business relocations to Florida as well as push existing businesses to expand within the boundaries of the state. Colee was active in Florida commercial real estate as well as having been important to Industrial relations in the state. Many of the photographs included in the archive document advertising or promotional events for the State of Florida. At least three of the photographs feature Governor Millard Fillmore Caldwell. Other photographs in the collection include: The signing of the Freedom Scroll, the Chamber building in Jacksonville, the opening of the Harry Anna Memorial Crippled Children's Hospital, the 1952 Annual Convention of the Society of Industrial Realtors (in Miami) and a shot of Colee with the visiting Italian Ambassador circa 1950. A few of the photographs are signed. Overall, a nice assemblage of photographs documenting mid 20th Century Florida Industrial expansion. It was exactly this sort of activity that stirred Walt Disney to visit as well as start acquiring land in Florida in the early 1960's. Condition - Each of the photographs shows a bit of wear, some more than others. Condition overall is graded at Very Good. A few of the photographs are stamped and/or identified on the verso. All photographs are B/W.

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        Pebble In The Sky (First Edition In Dj)

      New York: Doubleday, 1950, 1950. First Edition (stated) . Beige Cloth. Very Good + Book/Very Good Dustjacket. 223 Pp. Beige Cloth Stamped In Red. First Edition Stated, Original Price On Front Flap $2.50. Asimov's First Sf Book. Slight Bumping To Spine Ends; Dj Not Price-Clipped ($2.50), With Wear And A Few Minute Losses At Corners, Red/Pink Colors On Spine Faded To White But All Lettering Intact And No Fading To Main Background Color Of Spine, No Tape Or Restoration Of Any Kind.

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        Moïra -

      Librairie Plon 1950 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 251 pp. Couverture beige imprimée. Bel état. Collection "L'épi", n°14. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 150 exemplaires hors commerce sur papier Alfa mousse des papeteries Navarre. Envoi autographe signé de Julien Green à Jean Paulhan. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      McGraw-Hill, New York 1950 - 14 volumes: Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 (1950); Boswell in Holland, 1763-1764 (1952); Portraits by Joshua Reynolds (1952); Boswell on the Grand Tour, Germany and Switzerland, 1764 (1953); Boswell on the Grand Tour, Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-1766 (1955); Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766-1769 (1956); Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774 (1959); Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, 1773 (1961); Boswell: The Ominous Years, 1774-1776 (1963); Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778 (1970); Boswell, Laird of Auchinleck, 1778-1782 (1977); Boswell: The Applause of the Jury, 1782-1785 (1981); Boswell: The English Experiment, 1785-1789 (1986); and Boswell: The Great Biographer, 1789-1795 (1989). Together with Pride and Negligence: The History of the Boswell Papers (1982) by Frederick A. Pottle; a total of 15 volumes. Edited by Frederick A. Pottle, Frank Brady, Irma S. Lustig, and others. Each volume is illustrated with historical prints and manuscript facsimiles. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950-1989. Nearly all are first editions; the first volume is a book club edition and the eighth volume is a later printing. Octavo. Original paper-covered boards over blue cloth spines. A previous owner's ink signature appears on the front flyleaf of seven of the first eight volumes, with a bookplate to the front pastedown in the ninth volume. The third and tenth volume are lacking their dust jackets. Some very mild edgewear to the dust jackets, two of which are price-clipped. An exceptionally crisp and clean set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        All Honorable Men

      Boston: Little Brown. Good in Poor dust jacket. 1950. First Edition. Cloth. 326 pp. spine and corners bumped and worn. Some light, small water spots on front board. Lower corner of front board water stained. Spine sunned. Prev owner's name on ffep, title page. Jacket is present, but rear flap and rear panel is separated. Large portions missing from jacket spine. Jacket front panel has tears. The complete account of the giant German industrial and financial combines subsidized the Nazis, and conspired to cripple Europe and America through pre-war agreements. Martin then goes on to show how the post-war program to dismantle these cartels was stopped by powerful industrial and financial interests on the Allied side, who wanted to get back to 'business as usual'.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        Original unpublished typescript: Bird's Nest Caves & Other Limestone Caves in North Borneo

      n.p., n.d., 1950. Quarto typescript, approx. 60 pages, with an 8-page legal-size mimeograph insert, and a 10-page legal size carbon insert, both by H. G. Keith, and both signed by him ink; and a 2-page quarto insert in pencil citing references; also with 40 original black & white photographs; all in a 3-ring binder. Also included are 4 related offprints by Chasen, 1931-33, former curator of the Raffles Museum and a noted expert on the bird's nest caves of Borneo. At the back of the notebook are reports by G. S. Brown on the birds' nest of Berhala Island, and 2 reports on the Mandagawan Cave and its coffins, a number of which were found there, some dating back as far as the 14th century. An interesting study of the famous bird's nest caves (the birds are swifts, by the way) of North Borneo, with a series of striking photographs of the caves, the harvesting and native harvesters of the birds' nests, and the harvesters' dwellings. The photographs are largely 6¼" x 4¼" and are mounted in slits (i.e. removeable); 6 photographs are smaller and pasted in and several others are larger. "In 1931 the curator of the Raffles Museum in Singapore, F. N. Chasen, prepared a report for the North Borneo government on the birds' nest caves in the territory [a copy of which is among the offprints]. He argued that creating forest preserves were an important way of isolating the caves from human disturbance. He believed that the birds' nest industry could be exploited further, benefiting both collectors and the government who charged a tax on the trade in nests. Using Chasen's report to support his case, Keith was able to reserve 45,000 acres of forest specifically for the protection of the swifts' habitat. Preserving the forests near the birds' caves also allowed the nest collectors easy access to bamboo and rattan canes used for scaffolding to access the birds' nests" (N. Martland). The caves at Madai, Mantanani, and Gomantong are famous as a source for swiftlets' nests used in bird's nest soup. For more than 400 years, bird's nest soup has been one of the most expensive foods in the world, and even today a single bowl costs between $30 and $100, quality depending. Bird's nest soup can only use the edible nest of the cave swiftlet, a nest made entirely from the birds' saliva. Twice a year (between February and April, and between July and September), licensed collectors risk their lives climbing to the roof of these caves using only rattan ladders, ropes, and bamboo poles. It is a special festival event for the local Idahan villagers, who have held the rights to the caves for over 20 generations. The present cache of material in this composite notebook is Keith's own report on the reserve and the bird's nest caves, together with related materials. In 1925 he was appointed the Assistant Curator of Forests for the government of North Borneo (now Sabah, Malayasian Borneo) under the Chartered Company, based at Sandakan, and was promoted to Conservator of Forests in 1931, and later to Director of Agriculture and Wildlife. He was also Honorary Curator of the Sandakan Museum. Keith was concerned with the economic importance of non-timber forests in North Borneo, including the edible birds' nests. These nests are produced from the saliva of several species of swifts and swallows that nest in the limestone caves found throughout Borneo, and elsewhere in maritime Sourtheast Asia. The nests are prized by the Chinese, both in China and in the communities of the Chinese diaspora, for their culinary and medicinal uses. Singapore and Hong Kong are still main centers of trade in birds' nests. Keith's views and work, often in conflict with the logging companies' interests and not always appreciated by the India Office in London, showed the benefits of enlightened forest management practices in a colonial environment. The offprints included are: Chasen. Report on the Birds' Nest Caves and Industry of British North Borneo, with Special Reference to the Gomantong Caves. Jesselton, North Borneo, 1931. Signed by Kieth. Chasen. On Bats from the Limestone Caves for North Borneo. Singapore: Raffles Museum, 1931. Chasen & C. Boden Kloss. On a Collection of Mammals from the Lowlands and Islands of North Borneo. Singapore: Raffles Museum, 1931. Chasen. Notes on Bornean Mammals. Singapore: Raffles Museum, 1933.

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        Photographic Portrait.

      n.d. s 1950 - Black and white photograph signed and inscribed on the image; 'For Barrie / Best to you / Lauren Bacall / Bogart', in green ink, half-length seated portrait, showing Bacall hugging her knees and looking down. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (24 x 19cm) [together with] Louis Bromfield. brief typed letter signed, to Barrie Tait (the dedicatee of the photograph), stating that he does not know when he will be back in New York. half- page, 4to., 'Malabar Farm' stationery, Lucas, OH, 17 October 1947, with original envelope; mounted and framed. Lauren Bacall, (1924-2014) the American actress known for her distinctive voice, sultry looks and first marriage to Humphrey Bogart when she was 20 years old. She was named the 20th greatest female star of Classic Hollywood. Louis Bromfield (1896 – 1956) was an American, Pulitzer prize-winning author and conservationist who gained international recognition for both is writing and pioneering, innovative scientific farming concepts. All of his 30 books were best-sellers, and many, such as The Rains Came and Mrs. Parkington, were made into successful films. Bromfield was a friend of the Bogarts who were married at his Malabar Farm, Ohio, in 1945. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Varulven. Roman.

      1950 1950 - Orig. udgave. Oslo: Aschehoug 1958. 428 s. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de originale omslag og ryg samt håndsyet kapitælbånd i smukt halvbind af auberginefarvet oaseged med en vifteformet stregdekoration i guld. Bindet signeret Ole Olsen. 1978 Co'libri. * Johansen & Væth side 20 + 185.

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        The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

      London: Heinemann, 1950. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1950. A fine book with one neat gift inscription to the front endpaper. In a near fine clipped wrapper which has a little rubbing to the spine tips and corners. One crease to the front panel. A couple of nicks to the edges. Some rubbing. A really excellent example of this title indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Expressive Waldlanschaft. Gouache auf Papier.

      Um 1950 - Bildgrösse 42x61 cm. Unsigniert. Wir üernehmen Garantie der Echtheit.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Komposition. Gouache.

      1950er Jahre. 1950 - Signiert "Schaeffer". Auf leichtem Karton. Blattfüllende, streng komponierte Arbeit der Hamburger Malerin und Graphikerin. - Gertrude Schäffer studierte ab 1909 an der Hamburger Kunstgewerbeschule bei A. Illies. Neben Figurendarstellungen malte Schäffer in den 1950er Jahren abstrakte Farbkompositionen. - Schwache Kratzspur. An den Rändern und in den Ecken partiell minimale Farbabplatzungen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Ölgemälde: "Blumenmarkt in Amsterdam"

      Öl auf Leinwand im Rahmen. Um 1950 gemaltes, stimmungsrvolles, großes, gerahmtes Ölgemäldes des 1902 in Koblenz geborenen Malers. Maße: Höhe 34 cm x Breite 88 cm ( gerahmt 51 x 104 cm ). Rechts unten signiert. ( Foto als Email im jpeg-Format erhältlich / webimage on request available ) ( Bei Ölgemälden leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbstorganisierter Transport möglich, kein Versand )( Please notice: No shipment possible )

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        Runder Turm, wohl Berliner Umland. Farbiges Aquarell auf Papier, links mit *Kohlhoff (19)50 * signiert und datiert. Verso ein weiteres Aquarell einer Allee oder Chaussee.

      Runder Turm, wohl Berliner Umland. Farbiges Aquarell auf Büttenpapier, links mit *Kohlhoff (19)50 * signiert ( Datierung undeutlich ). Blattmaß 41,5 x 58 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Rechts unten mit Bleistift-Nummerierung 5. Verso ein weiteres Aquarell Kohlhoffs. Gezeigt wird eine Allee mit Oberleitung rechts. Wohl eine Allee oder Chaussee im Berliner Raum zeigend. Dies Blatt unsigniert, undatiert ( wohl auch 1950 ), rechts oben mit 0 oder o bezeichnet. Das Blatt etwas fleckig, die weißen Außenränder teils mit Resten alter Montierung und Randläsionen bzw. kleinen Einrissen. Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc.. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts und Aktzeichnungen. ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Papermaking by Hand in America

      Colored frontis. and over 150 tipped-in illus., facsimiles of paper specimens and ream wrappers, & photographic illus. Large folio, orig. cloth-backed decorated paper boards, printed paper label on spine. Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1950.Limited to 210 (?, see below) numbered copies, signed by Hunter who, for this book, made his own paper, type, and ink, and set all the type himself. "The most authoritative history of early American papermaking is Dard Hunter's sumptuous, large folio Papermaking by Hand in America, a tour de force on one-man bookmaking, set by the author in a handcut type and hand-printed on handmade paper manufactured at the author's own mill…Hunter spared no expense to record and evoke the paper mills of the preindustrial era."-Bidwell, "Paper as evidence, artefact, and commodity" in The Book Encompassed. Studies in Twentieth-Century Bibliography (1992, ed. by Peter Davison), pp. 75-76.A fine copy preserved in a red morocco-backed box. Bookplate of Haven O'More.❧ Schlosser 41-"The last work of the Mountain House Press and the author's magnum opus, this book provides a history of American papermaking by listing and describing the first paper mill in each state from 1690 until 1811, six years prior to the introduction of the first paper machine into the United States. There are in the book 123 facsimiles of documents and watermarks and forty-two reproductions of labels used by these early paper manufacturers. The thick folio volume was to have been issued in an edition of 210 copies, but the author's own bibliography says that only 180 were completed. The book is printed on Dard Hunter's paper.".

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. ]
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        South Wales Coals the World's Best.

      1950 - Original lithograph in colours, published by the South Wales Trade Recovery and Expansion Committee, c.1950. E. V. Hewlett. South Wales Coals the World's Best. Original lithograph in colours, published by the South Wales Trade Recovery and Expansion Committee, c.1950. 1020 x 1720 mm. £750

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Autograph Album of Julia C. Mack of Garnet-Patterson Junior High School

      Garnet-Patterson Junior High School, Washington, DC 1950 - Oblong 12mo. Blue cloth over padded boards with name of the school printed in silver, with zipper closure along the edges of the boards. Zipper is partly detached, boards are rubbed and worn, internally near fine, overall about very good. Partially printed autograph album with title page and frontispiece pictures of the school and the principal, with blank leaves for autographs and black leaves for photographs. Ownership signature of Julia C. Mack dated at the end of the 1950 school year. Most of the leaves have been autographed with sentiments, all over the course of three or four days in June, and many embellished by Mack with what look like small yearbook-type photographs, and which seem to confirm that the students were almost all (or perhaps were all) African-Americans, and with indications of who each student was - her boyfriend, her best friends, basketball players, etc. Several of the students have also indicated what high school they were bound for - most often Dunbar High School or Cardozo Senior High School (Mack went to Dunbar). Additionally the album is signed by several faculty members, and near the end the album contains the autograph of jazz legend Louis Armstrong: "To Julia, Ol' Satchmo, Louis Armstrong." The black album pages at the end contain other yearbook-type printed images. A nice little slice-of-life illuminating the school years of a young black teenager.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      New York: Rinehart and Company, Inc., 1950. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear, a very attractive copy. (16251). Octavo, boards. "A study in fear, as a driving, degenerative force which tells of Prescott Marshall about to marry his Marjorie, when blackmailed by a casual pickup, he accidentally kills her." - Kirkus review, 1949.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Avventure di Sherlock Holmes

      ITALIANO 0,1 Rivista quindicinale del Corriere della sera. Anno VI (48° del Romanzo Mensile) e N 4 del 15 febbraio 1950. Contiene inoltre le novelle di Ugolini "Il ritorno di Ulisse", De Gislimberti "Ridivorziamo?", Larini "Incidente". Brossura con piatto anteriore quasi completamente distaccato, piccole mancanze e strappi al dorso e al piatto posteriore. Lieve fioritura al frontespizio e pagine ingiallite ma ben conservate. Illustrazioni nel testo. Ultima pagina con giochi compilati a matita. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Poems: 1950.

      The Cleaner's Press, Galveston, Texas., 1950. First edition. First issue in reddish boards with pale blue title labels on front and spine. Octavo. pp [x], 55. One of 1000 copies. The author's second book. The poems include Sonatas, Odes, Overdrafts, Chomei at Toyama etc. The five-page Preface by Dallam Flynn, which Bunting greatly disliked, is missing from most copies. Most of the sheets were sold to another company, who subsequently issued the book in wrappers without the Preface. On the front free endpaper is a gift inscription by Omar Pound, Ezra's son and a great friend of Bunting's: "To: J.F. Fearnley. April. 1953. Omar S. Pound".Tail of spine slightly rubbed. Very good indeed. No dustwrapper, but it is by no means certain that all copies were issued with one. Scarce.

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        ?Le Noble jeu de l'oie en France, de 1640 à 1950. Quarante-huit tableaux et notices. La vie quotidienne à Paris de 1820 à 1824 d'après les lithographies de Marlet et de Carle Vernet. Préface de M. Guillaume Janneau.? Dessins de Jean Kerhor.

      Gründ, 1950. In-folio demi-toile de l'éditeur, premier plat illustré en couleurs, 237 pages, 110 illustrations dans le texte, 48 planches dont 9 en couleurs. Dos lég. taché. Très bon exemplaire. Edition originale. Tirage limité à 700 exemplaires numérotés.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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