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        THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON ..

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Short stories forming part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A lovely like new copy. (#155360)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Three accordion-style oblong folio albums (355 x 230 mm.), containing 114 finely colored nihonga-style drawings of Japanese desserts on washi paper, by Eisen (Osamu) Kato, a prominent Kyoto artist, each with his seal (in two versions) stamped in the blank portion of image, various sizes (153 x 230 mm. to 127 x 180 mm.), mounted in the albums

      Ca. 1950-59. A magnificent collection of 114 original drawings of regional traditional Japanese desserts, most of them manufactured for tea ceremonies, by Eisen Kato. Kato, born to a samurai family, was a well-known Kyoto artist most famous for his portraits. He received important portrait commissions of prominent people and several of these works are now in the Kyoto National Museum. He was the disciple of Bairei Kono (1844-95), the famous painter, book illustrator, and art teacher at Kyoto. Kato was commissioned, amongst other important projects, to ornament the Seigen Temple near Kyoto and to provide paintings to the Higashi Hongan Temple in Kyoto. The first volume contains the most finished illustrations - 56 in all - of the desserts and are all executed on mica-impregnated washi paper. Each contains Kato's notes regarding the name of the sweet, name of the maker and location, and a stamp with the artist's name. Many of these companies are still manufacturing these sweets. The other two volumes contain another 58 slightly less-finished drawings of desserts on regular washi paper. Each of these contain Kato's notes, again in his hand, describing each confectionary product, its name, and the manufacturer's name and place. All the illustrations bear an illegible stamp but we believe it to be another version of Kato's chop. The illustrations in all the volumes are highly detailed and richly colored. Japanese desserts (wagashi), so disappointing to some Western palates, are one of the glories of the Japanese table. These albums can be dated by the mention on one of the illustrations of Crown Prince Akihito's wedding which took place in 1959. Preserved in a very elegant wooden box.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Some Tame Gazelle - SIGNED and with pencil list of Characters in the Author's Hand

      Cape, 1950. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1950. Some wear to head and tail of the spine, and inner rear joint. A little loose in the binding. A very good example. Small early ownership name on front end paper. List in pencil identifying the characters in the Author's hand. Pym has written which character was based on friends, family etc. A very interesting list of names, including her sister Hilary. In a near fine unclipped second issue wrapper with a little wear to the corners. A fantastic find.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT: AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS ..

      London: Temple Press Limited, [1950]. First edition. Foxing to page edges, some age darkening to cloth edges, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with age darkening to edges and spine panel, shelf wear to corner and spine ends. (19742). Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-viii 1-164 [165-166: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], illustrations, original blue cloth stamped in black. Signed by Clarke on the front free end paper. Clarke's first book. "The best modern semi-technical work on astronautics" (Humphries). Ciancone 45. Humphries, Rockets and Guided Missiles 21. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 490.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Third Man and the Fallen Idol

      Heinemann, 1950. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1950. A near fine book without inscriptions. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some thin loss to the head and tail of the spine and a thin piece of loss to the foot of the rear panel. One closed tear to the front panel and a little creasing to the end-flaps. A very presentable copy of a rare book in a fragile wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Recueil de généalogies de familles du Nord, réunies en 2 tomes, le second est un registre manuscrit qui complète le texte publié dans le 1er, concernant la famille MARTEL

      S.l.n.s.n., non daté. [1929 et 1950 pour le registre] - 2 tomes, le TI. in-4 relié demi-maroquin à coins fauve, bordé d'un filet doré, dos à nerfs titré, plats marbrés, tête dorée, gardes flammées, couverture conservée, non paginé. Le tome II est un registre manuscrit. Le tome I. est très bien relié, le registre est en reliure cartonnée modeste avec simplement des traces de frottements. Les généalogies présentes concernent les familles: MARTEL (1699-1929) - PARISIS (1574-1929) - CAREM (1667-1929) - LEZOIRE (1679-1929) - VAN DEN BOSSCHE (1727-1929) - HERMANT-COQUEMPOT (1730-1929) - DENIS-LEMAIRE-FAUVEL (1585-1929) - HERMANT-THOMAS (1757-1929). Ces généalogies ont été poursuivies par le docteur Vanbelle. Les informations nouvelles collectées sur les lignées de ces familles ont été placées à la suite de celles existantes incomplètes et ajoutées ensuite pour les nouvelles, écrites à la main. Celle de la famille MARTEL on été recueillis dans le registre. Précieux ensemble unique ainsi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        THE WHISPERING GORILLA ..

      Manchester: Distributed by World Distributors Manchester Ltd. ... in collaboration with Sydney Pemberton Publisher, [1950].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-159 [160: blank], cover after Robert Gibson Jones, possibly by Robert Osborne, pictorial wrappers. First edition. World Fantasy Classic 00. Fix-up novel combining "The Whispering Gorilla" by Don Wilcox, a novelette first published in FANTASTIC ADVENTURES in May 1940, and sequel "Return of the Whispering Gorilla" by Reed, a novel first published in FANTASTIC ADVENTURES in February 1943. Harbottle and Holland B130. Reginald 12077. A fine copy. Front cover features an illustration of a buxom blonde beauty being carried off by the gigantic ape. One of the rarest British paperbacks. (#146927)

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        Two Reds, The (Signed)

      HBJ - [Lipkind,] Will + Nicolas [Mordvinoff]. The Two Reds ( Caldecott Honor, signed by the author, with dedication to his niece, whose name appears on the fep). NY, 1950, 1st, HBJ. Pict cloth, 8¼x10¾, 48p, DW ($2.00), some chips. A ginger cat and a red-haired boy become friends after a series of parallel adventures in this superb union of story and image. Publishing the book was a brave act in an America terrorized by Senator Joe McCarthy. We all saw on televison every day the hearings in Washington that destroyed careers and lives of people we knew. It was a really bad time, in retrospect, worse than today. Congress passed laws to restrict civil liberties in the name of security. The Cincinnati Reds baseball team changed their name to the Redlegs. Many bookstores refused to sell the book and a large display (set up by the (set up by the young window dresser, Maurice Sendak) had to be removed from F.A.O. Schwarz’ windows after complaints from the public. (Bader 400) Not ex-library, no internal marks, clean and tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WHISPERING GORILLA ..

      Manchester: Distributed by World Distributors Manchester Ltd. ... in collaboration with Sydney Pemberton Publisher, [1950].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-159 [160: blank], cover after Robert Gibson Jones, possibly by Robert Osborne, pictorial wrappers. First edition. World Fantasy Classic 00. Fix-up novel combining "The Whispering Gorilla" by Don Wilcox, a novelette first published in FANTASTIC ADVENTURES in May 1940, and sequel "Return of the Whispering Gorilla" by Reed, a novel first published in FANTASTIC ADVENTURES in February 1943. Harbottle and Holland B130. Reginald 12077. A fine copy. Front cover features an illustration of a buxom blonde beauty being carried off by the gigantic ape. One of the rarest British paperbacks. (#146927)

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        A Book of Mediterranean Food. Decorated by John Minton.

      London: John Lehmann Ltd, 1950 - Octavo. Original red and white textured cloth, title to spine gilt on brown ground. With the dust jacket designed by John Minton. Ownership annotations to 6 pages, including an index of favoured recipes to the rear free endpaper, and an original recipe for Hollandaise sauce; as the result of attempting David's recipe was "a mass of curds and whey". Spine gently rolled; an excellent copy in the jacket with slight nicks to extremities and a small chip to head of spine. Frontispiece, vignette title, and illustrations by John Minton. First edition, first impression. David (1913–1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar. This book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognised for her profound influence on British culinary culture. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Two Koala Bears in a Tree

      Sussex, England: circa late 1940s-early1950s - Oil on Winsor and Newton's "Rathbone" Canvas board. 16 x 12 inches. Signed lower left. Osmond was born on 6 May 1900 in Orford, Suffolk, the son of the Rev. Percy Herbert Osmond (a clergyman with the Church of England) and his wife, Agnes Paulina (née Sadler), and grew up in Surrey where his father was appointed to the vicarage of Ewshot, near Farnham, in 1906. Osmond was educated privately and, from 1917, studied at Regent Street Polytechnic, earning his Art Teacher's Diploma and a Diploma in Art History in 1924. He taught part-time at Hastings College of Technology, Sussex, and at Hornsey College of Art whilst exhibiting his work, primarily painting in oils and illustrations in wash and line.Osmond was married to Constance M. Biggs, a sculpter who also exhibited at the Royal Academy, in 1927 and turned freelance in 1928, contributing illustrations to Hutchinson' Pie and to books, including a Reader's Library edition of Black Beauty (1932).He began writing and illustrating his own books in the early 1950s, the first of which, A Valley Grows Up, was published by the Oxford University Press in 1953. It went on to win the Carnegie Medal for the year's most outstanding children's book in 1954. That same year, Osmond began writing and illustrating the Animals of the World series for Oxford University Press (1954-57) which were widely praised for their depth and detail. Osmond subsequently wrote and illustrated a wide variety of books, including From Drumbeat to Tickertape (1960), a study of communication, The Artist in Britain, from the eighth to the twentieth century (1961), and Exploring Fashions and Fabrics (1967). He continued to produce popular books on animals and the peoples of other lands as well as illustrating The Thames Flows Down (1957), written by his wife under the pen-name Laurie Osmond.Osmond was a member of the Society of Industrial Artists and the Society of Authors. His death was registered in Lewes, E. Sussex, in 1981. ( [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Likero-Vodochniye Izdeliya. [Wine and Liquor Products]

      N.p.: Ministerstvo Pishevoy Promishlennocti, 1950. Octavo-sized, accordion fold (25 x 18 cm.), [24] pages. Illustrated with seventeen color plates by C.B. Popov. First edition. A trade catalogue of Russian liquors, issued by the Russian Ministry of Food. The spirits are of all types, with a wide range of vodkas, but also a rich variety of cordials, brandies and dessert liqueurs. The handsome color plates all stand out for their single color backgrounds, and the printing process would appear to have been a hybrid combining photolithography and lithography and then colored. Whatever one makes of the Soviet cultural landscape in general, it did attain high standards in some fields, and in a modest way, this trade catalogue is a proud reflection of its aesthetic achievement. Clean and bright within. Textured wrappers with debossed copper lettering and gilt ruling; lightly soiled and with wear and some separation at spine. Good. [OCLC locates no copies].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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        Burning Bright

      The Viking Press, New York 1950 - First Edition, First Printing authentically SIGNED by John Steinbeck on the front free endpaper. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the publisher's $2.50 printed price present on the front flap and is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the book. This copy comes from the Steinbeck Family Library that was auctioned off originally to raise money (From the Library of The Steinbeck Family bookplate present) A lovely SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Original Drawing of Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz.

      Large original drawing of Snoopy with a musical note coming out of his mouth, signed "For Muffy with love- SNOOPY" and Signed by Charles Schulz. In fine condition. The drawing measures 11 inches by 14 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18.75 inches by 22 inches. An exceptionally large drawing. "Peanuts first appeared in October 1950 in eight daily newspapers. The feature was immediately popular and was soon picked up by hundreds of other newspapers throughout the country. By the end of the decade Schulz had become arguably the best-known cartoonist in the United States... By the time of Schulz's death [in 2000] he had drawn a total of 18,250 Peanuts strips, and the cartoon was syndicated in 2600 newspapers worldwide, appearing in 21 languages in 75 countries" (ANB).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Art Bref suivi de Premieres Alluvions

      [Paris]: GLM, 1950. One of 925 on alfama paper, from a limited total issue of 975 copies. Together with: Char, Rene. Dehors la nuit est gouvernee precede de Placard pour un chemin des ecoliers. [Paris:] GLM, 1949. One of 975 from a limited total issue of 1022 copies. Bound together in 3/4 green morocco and pastepaper over boards, original wrappers bound in, teg, edges rubbed, very good. This is a series of short prose pieces and poems by this influential early subscriber to the Surrealist group.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Christmas Card signed 'Lilibet' & 'Philip' while Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh (b. 1926, Queen of Great Britain) & PHILIP (Duke of Edinburgh, b. 1921, her Husband)

      1950 - under the printed greeting, opposite a coloured photo of Clarence House, 8½" x 7" in folded ivory card with gilt crest on the front, no date. circa This card would have been sent to a close friend or family member [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Guardians of the Abbey #46 in the Abbey series

      Frederick Muller Ltd London 1950 - 1st ed. hardback book with dust jacket, both in good condition, not ex-library. There are no names, foxing inside front and back covers, clean cream pages, clipped dust jacket has slight chipping at top of spine and front rh corner. One b&w drawing as frontispiece: "Did you know they were there?" plus b&w drawings throughout the text. Joan offers the job of Abbey Guardians to Rachel and Damaris. Rachel loves it: she can write books and help the next generation of Abbey girls. For Damaris it is second best: an accident has cut short her promising career as a dancer but she is courageous and struggles to make the best of it. Please ignore abe's shipping quote as this book will cost less to post within Australia. Will cost less than abe's quote to post within Australia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Helen Boomsma of babyboomerbooks]
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        FARMER IN THE SKY

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with slight edge rubbing. (17066). Octavo, cloth. A Heinlein juvenile novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-61.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Ephemeral Collection

      - Two small photographs, one of Sylvia Beach and her longtime lover, Adrienne Monnier seated outside in a country setting ( "inked "49" on verso) and another of Beach's country retreat with a penned notation at bottom: "chalet de Sylvia Les Déserts Savoie". The latter is worn at edges with small loss at corners.Along with the following material: A membership card to the Société des Amis de Léon-Paul Fargue (dated 1950) with the inscribed name of Beach and her bookstore address (likely in her own hand); a folded invitation bearing Beach's name, inviting her to attend an exhibition of the work of Fargue on the 5th anniversary of his death; a publicity card for an Hommage a Léon-Paul Fargue; a copy of Correspondence Revue (dec., 1928) containing the essay "Le Théatre Élisabéthain" which pears a notation in the hand of Mauirice Saillet, along with her signature on first page. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elysium Books]
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        Elles se rendent pas compte

      - Editions du scorpion, Paris 1950, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 120 copie numerate su Alfa solo le carte. copia rara e piacevole. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 120 exemplaires numérotés sur  alfa, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        LE MODULOR ESSAI SUR UNE MESURE HARMONIQUE A L'ECHELLE HUMAINE APPLICABLE UNIVERSELLEMENT A L'ARCHITECTURE ET A LA MECANIQUE

      L'ARCHITECTURE D'AUJOURD'HUI SD, Boulogne - COLLECTION ASCORAL Francese Tiratura di 3.000 esemplari, 1950 ca., vol. 4, coperta morbida con sovraccoperta ingiallita, con piccoli strappi alla cima e con adesivo numerico al piede, illustrazioni in nero, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Kalender für die Leistungsprüfungen von Warmblut- und Kaltblutpferden. Konvolut von Bänden = Jahrgänge 1950 - 1955

      Dillenburg Vorhanden sind hier die Nummern 1-42 ( Jahrgang 1950 ) mit 933 Seiten, Nummer 1-43 ( Jahrgang 1951 ) mit 970 Seiten, Nr. 1-47 ( Jahrgang 1952 ) mit 896 Seiten, Nr. 1-47 ( Jahrgang 1953 ) mit 953 Seiten, Nummer 1-49 ( Jahrgang 1954 ) mit 1096 Seiten sowie Nr.1-48 ( Jahrgang 1955 ) mit 1146 Seiten. ( In sich offenbar jeweils so cpl.). Jeweils in goldgeprägten Hln der Zeit aufgebunden, 8°. Jeweils mit sehr zahlreichen Tabellen, Ausschreibungen, Namenslisten und Ergebnissen der Pferdeleistungsschauen, Besitzerwechsel von Pferden etc..Einbände etwas angestaubt, gering fleckig. Innen Papier durchgehend stärker gebräunt, wenige Seiten etwas fleckig. Auf einigen Vorsätzen handschriftliche Notizen, Jahrgang 1955 zu Beginn Seiten stärker angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig - insgesamt aber von guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 6000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Warmblüter, Kaltblüter, Pferde, Pferderassen, Gestüte, Leistungsprüfungen, Pferdezucht, Zucht, Hippologie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        PEBBLE IN THE SKY

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to upper right corner tip and a two small closed tears, one to the base of the front panel (6 mm) and base of spine panel (8 mm). (16890). Octavo, jacket art by Richard Powers, cloth. The author's first SF novel (and first book). In the far future "Earth is largely a radioactive wasteland, populated by a few million inhabitants who are discriminated against by the rest of the galactic empire which has forgotten that Earth was humanity's original home." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 122. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-51. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 237. In 333.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        KON-TIKI Across the Pacific by Raft Signed and inscribed by Thor Heyerdahl

      Chicago: Rand McNally, 1950. 304 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding with minimal shelfwear, and a large dark spot of discoloration that affects the bottom of the spine. The unclipped dustjacket has two large chips and is slightly sunned on the spine, with numerous small tears and overall shelfworn; protected in archival mylar. Illustrated by numerous black and white photographs. Signed and with a lengthy inscription on the half title page that takes up the entire page "To my dear friend Ben in full appreciation of the grand job you have done for this book, and in memory of all the pleasant moments we spent together in promoting it! With all best wishes from [signed] Thor Chicago 12/7 1950." Endpapers are map-illustrated. Minor ink smudging on the back of the inscribed page. First edition.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition/Very good- condition (DJ). Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

      New York: Macmillan, 1950. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good/Fair to good. Octavo, 154pp., illustrated. A good copy with some soiling to the boards and wear at the base of the spine. Internally clean with no markings. In a fair to good dust jacket with several missing pieces (the main one being the bottom 40% of the spine) and front wrap partly detached. Clipped at the top of the front flap, though the $2.50 price is present at the bottom. Though not a fine example (and priced accordingly), still a truly rare book in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company]
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        THE DROWNING POOL

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First edition. Upper corners gently bumped edges a little toned, a nearly fine copy in a better than very good dust jacket with some overall rubbing to black ink background of the jacket. (15539). Octavo, boards. The second Lew Archer novel. "A noirish, centrifugal amorality pervades Archer's world and The Drowning Pool does not conclude nicely or neatly. Yet this narrative ambiguity affirms the complexity of Macdonald's fiction, for as Archer observes bitterly at the denouement: "The happy endings and the biggest oranges were the ones that California saved for export."" - Lucian Robinson, book review 9/1/2012 for The Guardian/The Observer. Basis for the Paul Newman film, the second in which he plays the Archer character, renamed Harper. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Lehrbuch der Harmonik

      Occident, 1950. 329 Seiten Pappe Sofortversand! Altersentsprechend gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Cover in durchsichtige Folie eingeschlagen und an den Ecken leicht berieben/bestoßen, Schnitt/Papier nachgedunkelt, Kopfschnitt staubfleckig, Vor- und Nachsatzblatt an der oberen und unteren Kante leicht fleckig, innen erste Seite mit Namens- und Datumseintrag, sonst innen sauber und gut; good – edges/text pages yellowed/darkened Immediate delivery in bubble wrap envelope! Good copy, light signs of previous use, cover/dust jacket has some rubbing/wear (along the edges), edges/text pages show yellowing/darkening, interior in good condition 170424axxv01 Versand D: 4,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Berliner Büchertisch eG]
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        Autograph Album of Julia C. Mack of Garnet-Patterson Junior High School

      Washington, DC: Garnet-Patterson Junior High School. 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. ABA]
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        The Traveller's Tree. A Journey through the Caribbean Islands.

      John Murray, London 1950 - First Edition, first printing. Large 8vo. 403pp + 50 pages of unpaginated photographic plates. Green cloth lettered in gold at spine and with a small gilt vignette. With an illustrated frontispiece and sixty-one photographs by A.Costa, plus a double-spread sketch-map by H.W.Hawes. Edges lightly spotted. A very good copy in price-clipped dust wrapper, chafed with a little loss to spine ends and corner tips and with two short tears and several light accompanying creases. Former owner bookplate and accompanying inked inscription to the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Works Publishing Inc., New York City 1950 - Works Publishing, Inc, New York, 1950. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First edition, thirteenth printing. Original dark blue cloth cover, bright gold on spine, appears unread. Three thumbnail sized chips to the top of dust jacket with light wear, but remains very bright and presentable. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 4th Dimension Books]
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        Gesammelte Werke (32 (von 36) Abteilungen in 25 Bdn. u. Registerbd.. [und:] Tagebücher I-IV (4 von 5 Bdn.).

      Düsseldorf, Diederichs, 1950 - 1974 8°, zus. ca. 7100 S. Werke u. 1900 S. Tagebücher, OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Etwas gebrauchspurig, min. fleckig, etwas beschienen - eben brauchbar Unterschiedliche Auflagen. Fehlend: Abt. 13/14: Vier erbauliche Reden 1844; Abt. 24/25: Die krankheit zum Tode.Abteilung: Krankheit zum Tode in 4. - 5. Tsd. Übersetzt von Emanuel u. Rose Hirsch u. Hayo Gerdes. Jeder Band mit Anmerkungen des Übersetzers. detaillierter Registerband. Sämtliche Hauptwerke und unzählige kleinere Schriften - umfangreichste und massgebende deutsche Ausgabe. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Philosophie Religion, Theologie Gesamtausgaben

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        "Joe DiMaggio, The Yankee Clipper" - Book Signed by DiMaggio on his cover photograph

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo. "Book Signed ""Joe DiMaggio'' in blue Sharpie (""10"" strength) on the cover. Joe DiMaggio, The Yankee Clipper by Tom Meany, 6"" x 8.25"". Hardcover. DiMaggio's stats through the 1950 season on front and back endpapers and pastedowns. 14 of 25 pages present including five pages of photographs; tape strengthening at spine. No dust jacket, pictorial covers. Good condition. Latest book by Meany in the Barnes All-Star Library. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co.DiMaggio retired after the 1951 season.JSA LOA"

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