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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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        Psyché

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        LA GUERRA CIVILE IN FRANCIA

      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.

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books, LLC]
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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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        THE YALE EDITIONS OF THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF JAMES BOSWELL

      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]

      [Bookseller: johnson rare books & archives, ABAA]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Riverwash Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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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 )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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 )

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        LA CAMERA DI GIACOBBE

      VERONA: MONDADORI, 1950. IED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 15 21. IL PONTE USATO

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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

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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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        A HORNBOOK FOR WITCHES.

      Arkham House 1950 - Another of those "handful" of truly elusive issuances from Arkham House/Mycroft & Moran, although the colophon states 553 copies, aparently the authoress took half the edition back to her hometown of Evansville and distributed copies amongst her friends and acquaintances! Hence only a few hundred were offered thru Arkham House. A Fine fresh copy that bears a Hannes Bok designed bookplate of Harold C. Worden, and the tidily written number in ink, "K126." D.j., just the merest trace of age at spine—barely noticible. A lovely example. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ15. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Terence McVicker, Rare Books]
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        FRIGHT

      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

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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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        STALKY & C.

      CAVALLOTTI, 1950. ITALIANO 0,17 N. 22 della collana, traduzione dall'inglese di Mario Benzi, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con fioritura ed alcune gore, legatura lenta ed alcuni bordi leggermente usurati, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con sottile fioritura, usura ai bordi e strappetti al dorso USATO

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        Al "ferro di cavallo d'oro" - Corkscrew

      Corriere della Sera, MILANO 1950 - Il romanzo per tutti ITALIANO Contiene 2 romanzi brevi di Hammett e le novelle di Perasso "L'ultimo frutto", Natoli "La signora è servita", Bucci "Al diavolo le rose", Pekar "Romanzo-galoppo", Heltai "Favolette moderne". Illustrazioni nel testo. Rivista quindicinale del Corriere della sera. Anno VI (48° del Romanzo Mensile) N 6 del 15 marzo 1950. Brossura con piccoli strappi e piccole mancanze al dorso e lungo i bordi. Lievissima fioritura diffusa nel testo, pagine ingiallite ma ben conservate. L'ultima pagina contiene giochi tipo cruciverba o simili compilati a matita.

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        Photo Album]: South Africa 1950

      - Oblong quarto. Blue spiral bound paper wrappers imprinted with "Photographs" in gilt. Some scrapes and the handwritten words "South Africa No. 2" on the front wrap, crease on the corner of one image, very good. 62 images (two images appear to be lacking, a couple have come loose). Mostly glossy gelatin silver prints ranging in sizes 3.5" x 2.5" to 8.5" x 6.5", over half of the images are captioned in white. Interesting images of a vacation in South Africa in 1950 (one image taken from shipboard captioned "Goodbye to South Africa. 10 Nov 1950"). Images of the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Cape Province, the Seven Weeks Pass, and the Great Karroo. Apparently mostly a motor journey, there are images of various passes, images of the auto on and off the road, Eland cows and bulls, and an interesting panorama of Cape Town made up of five separate photos taken from Signal Hill. A series of larger images show indigenous people, wildebeests, the auto on a primitive man-powered river ferry, and some impressive wilderness scenes.

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

      London Geoffrey Bles 1950 - First edition. 8vo, illustrated colour frontispiece, letterpress illustrations, some full-page, modern full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, Bath, gilt, upper cover gilt-embossed with large illustration after Pauline Baynes. The first and most popular of the seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956), much of the story takes place in Narnia, a fictional place of mythical creatures and talking animals ruled over by the White Witch, in a permanent state of Winter. Published in 47 foreign languages, TIME magazine included this title in its 'All-Time 100 Novels'. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Deutscher Sprachatlas. Auf Grund des von Georg Wenker begründeten Sprachatlas des Deutschen Reichs... begonnen von Ferdinand Wrede, fortgesetzt von Walther Mitzka und Bernhard Martin. Mit Unterstützung des Reichsministeriums des Innern und des Preußischen Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Kunst und Volksbildung. - Deutscher Sprachatlas Deutsches Reich mit Einschluß von Luxemburg, den deutschen Sprachteilen der Slowakei, Österreich, der Schweiz, der Sprachinsel Gottschee, Liechtenstein.Lieferungen:1934-1938 und 1951-1956,insgesamt 25 Lieferungen(8 Abtlg)

      1)aus Sprachatlas Deutsches Reich (Doppelblätter),teilweise Randläsuren,teils etwas Altersspuren,insgesamt guter Zustand,62,5 x 66 cm Lieferung 7(39-44) und 10(57-62) mit Deckpappe,dazu Blätter/Karten:51,52,56,67,68 2)Sprachatlas 1950-1956,Lieferungen 12 bis 23(6 Mappen),dazu Startblätter Seite 1 bis 12 1 Deckpappe lichtrandig,sonst Umschläge und Blätter alles in gutem bis neuwertigem Zustand

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        The Great Synagogue, London, 1690-1940.

      London Edward Goldston & Son 1950 - First edition. Royal octavo, (25.5 x 19 cm), edition limited to 100 numbered copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author. 311 pp., colour frontispiece, 75 plates, original dark blue morocco gilt, top edge gilt, light wear, an excellent copy. A beautiful copy of this essential source for the study of Anglo-Jewish history. Having been out of print for almost half a century, it became a rare volume, especially in such fine condition. The Great Synagogue, the history of which is discussed here in detail, was for centuries the centre of Ashkenazi Jewish life. It was constructed following the return of Jews to England in the 17th century, making it the earliest Ashkenazi synagogue in London. The building was subsequently destroyed in the London Blitz on 10th May 1941. Cecil Roth (1899-1970) was an Oxford-educated Jewish historian and educator, as well as a prolific writer of more than 600 works. In addition to his histories of the Jews in England and in Italy, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia Judaica from 1965 until his death. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        See mit baumbestandenem Ufer, mittig Telegrafen- oder Strommasten. Rechts unten mit *Kohlhoff (19)50* signiert und datiert. Farbiges Aquarell und Faserstift auf Büttenpapier.

      Berlin 1950 - Blattmaß ca. 42 x 60 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) auf Büttenpapier. Das Blatt in der Darstellung von recht guter Erhaltung, die weissen Außenränder teils etwas fleckig und mit Randläsionen, die Außenecken teils etwas angeknickt, am Unterrand und Oberrand jeweils ein kleiner Einriß. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin&#150; 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, Selbstporträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage &#150; further pics at request ) ( Artikelnumer 15447 ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verifax Printer, Type 1 [with] Paper

      Rochester, NY: Kodak Company, 1950. Kodak's Verifax machine was a duplicating machine that used a wet colloidal diffusion transfer technique to make reproduction. The machine utilized special chemical paper, and was marketed to offices, being a cheaper technology than the photostat. However, the multiple step process, the expense of the chemical paper the machine utilized and the instability of the printed images over time meant that the technology was not widely used, and became quickly obsolete, to be replaced with the machine that the Verifax laid the technical ground- work for, the xerox photocopier, which launched the era of immediacy in print culture which the Verifax could only suggest. The Verifax was utilized by a handful of artists, including Wallace Berman, who used a Verifax which he had been given by Billy Jahrmarkt -who had already incorporated the machine into his own, neglected artworks. These machines are an important part of the rapid technological changes in printing processes of the Mimeograph Revolution, and are now quite uncommon - it seems likely that few were saved due to their rapid obsolescence and bulk. This example of the machine appears to be complete, though the power cord is severed and frayed and would have to be rewired for testing. This Verifax comes with a small sheaf of the chemical paper used in the reproductive process, the only such cache we've encountered, and which is likely even scarcer then the machines themselves. The paper is heavily darkened, and we doubt it could still be used. However, since preservation of Verifax is an unknown science, this paper could be of interest to conservators or to students of reproductive technology, or to determine the chemical makeup of the paper.

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        Empire State Building" " originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand auf Spanplatte ca.61x31cm; unten rechts signiert; um 1950 [Gesamtmaße im dekorativen Rahmen 78,5x48,5cm.]

      - "Empire State Building" original oil painting on canvas on wooden panel approx.61x31cm; bottom right signed; about 1950 [Dimension of the decorative wooden frame 78,5x48,5cm.] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Variation and Evolution in Plants

      Columbia University Press, New York 1950 - FIRST EDITION. Illustrated with 55 figures & 9 tables. Includes comprehensive list of works cited, plus index. Number XVI of the Columbia Biological Series, edited at Columbia University by Leslie C. Dunn, et al. Author, George Ledyard Stebbins, Jr. (1906-2000), American botanist & geneticist, one of the leading evolutionary biologists of the 20th century. His most important publication was Variation & Evolution in Plants, which combined genetics & Darwin's theory of natural selection to describe plant speciation. One of the main publications which formed the core of the modern evolutionary synthesis & still provides the conceptual framework for research in plant evolutionary biology. More details below. NOTE: Volume from the collection of important geneticist & zoologist, Professor Michael J. White, with his ink ownership signature to ffep ("M. White, Zoology Dept., University of Texas"). Contains a few marginal pencil check-marks in White's hand. The bibliography at rear quotes White's 1945 Cambridge University Press publication "Animal Cytology & Evolution" as a work cited in this volume. Professor White is also referenced in the book's index (pp. 442, 445-46, 459, & 462) regarding quoted references attributed to him. From (Chapter XII: Evolutionary Trends- The Karyotype) p.442: "The important fact to remember is that chromosomes are not only structures which result as end products of a series of gene-controlled developmental processes; they are themselves the bearers of the genes or hereditary factors. This at once puts them into a different category from all other structures of the body. Furthermore, as White (1945, p.152) has observed in this connection, chromosomes are not merely aggregates of discrete genic units. To a certain extent they are units in themselves. We should expect changes in the chromosomes to bear a more direct relationship to genetic-evolutionary processes than do any other types of changes". Michael James Denham White (1910-1983) was Professor of Zoology 1958-64 & Professor of Genetics 1964-75, University of Melbourne. He made important contributions to many aspects of cytology & cytogenetics & to evolutionary biology, including speciation theory & systematics. Regarding "Variation & Evolution in Plants", Columbia University's Jesup Lectures were the starting point for many of the most important works of the modern evolutionary synthesis. The presenters introduced the connection between two important discoveries - the units of evolution (genes) with selection as the primary mechanism of evolution. In 1941, Edgar Anderson & Ernst Mayr co-presented the lecture series & Mayr later published his lectures as Systematics & the Origin of Species. In 1946, Stebbins was invited on Dobzhansky's recommendation to present the prestigious lectures. Stebbins' lectures drew together the otherwise disparate fields of genetics, ecology, systematics, cytology, & paleontology. In 1950, these lectures were published as Variation & Evolution in Plants, which proved to be one of the most important books in 20th-century botany. The first book to provide a wide-ranging explanation of how evolutionary mechanisms operated in plants at the genetic level. It brought concepts related to plant evolution into line with animal evolution & provided the conceptual framework to organize a disparate set of disciplines into a new field: plant evolutionary biology. Variation & Evolution in Plants continues to be widely cited in contemporary scientific botanical literature 60 years after its publication. Bound in original blue cloth with embossed Columbia University seal to front board, & gilt lettering to spine. No dustjacket. Moderate handling wear (the book appears to have been well-read by Professor White), otherwise overall a nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. 643pp. Important association copy & uncommon first edition of a key volume of plant evolutionary biology. One of the most important books in 20th-century botany. RARE thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Arabs In History.

      London: Hutchinson's University Library, 1950. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Bernard Lewis on the title page. With the compliments of Bernard Lewis note laid in. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some toning to the spine. For more than 50 years, Lewis has strived mightily and successfully to explain the cultures and histories of Middle Eastern peoples to Western readers. The task of writing a political history of the region has already been fulfilled by him and by many others. In his latest work, Lewis has chosen to accentuate the social, economic, and cultural changes that have occurred over 20 centuries. He ranges from seemingly trivial concerns (changes in dress and manners in an Arab coffeehouse) to earth-shaking events (the Mongol conquest of Mesopotamia) in painting a rich, varied, and fascinating portrait of a region that is steeped in traditionalism while often forced by geography and politics to accept change. "... enormously influential history ... after reading 'Gibbon on Muhammad', it is tempting to speculate that Lewis's long-standing interest in the eighteenth-century historian may have influenced his own ambition to scan grand horizons, his taste for irony and his unmistakably elegant literary style"-(Robert Irwin).

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        The Steeltown Strangler

      London: Ward, Lock and Co, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 253pp. Crimson cloth with orange spine lettering. Very Good+ in Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket, a little edge-rubbed but very attractive overall, bright and unfaded. Textblock edges foxed and a little stained, top and bottom edge worn. A very rare late Keeler mystery, the second novel in the Steeltown series following The Case of the Canny Killer with typically completely ludicrous plot, dialogue, and characters.

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        Ceylon

      Lincolns Prager. Published by Lincolns Prager this first edition copy in its eye catching DW was published in 1950. illustrated with 120 photogravures of Ceylon by Wendt. Lionel Wendt's Ceylon is typical of his photographic style-pictorialist-modernist in the English mode-and illustrates a clash of two cultures, with Wendt looking at his own culture almost like an outsider Ostensibly a book of personal travel photographs, the usual tropes of the genre are here-lush landscapes, architectural and people studies-all heavily idealised. But there are also a fair number of nude studies, of both males and females These are typically pictorialist in style, with some Surrealist photomontages thrown in to show that Wendt was thoroughly up-to-date.  Condition: This is overall VERY GOOD ++. The bottom of the spine of the wrapper is rubbed. There is also a tiny tear to the bottom of the wrapper. Overall a very nice copy - VERY GOOD ++ . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1950.

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