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        MATEMATICAS PARA INGENIEROS (3 tomos) Tomo I: Análisis algebraico. Tomo II: Cálculo diferencial. Tomo III: Cálculo integral

      Ediar, Biblioteca Ediar de Ingeniería, 486/663/839 pgs., Buenos Aires 1950 - T. II: 1951. T. III: Roturita en puntas superiores de tapa superior, 1953. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] === CIENCIAS === [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buenos Aires Libros]
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        Knoll Index of Designs

      New York: Knoll Associates, Inc, 1950. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. A crisp, unusually well-preserved example of this 1950 1st edition of Knoll's Index of Design. Bright and Near Fine in its spiral-bound, silver card wrappers. Just a touch of very light soiling to the preliminaries and several minor, very subtle creases at the panels. Tall quarto, 80 pgs. Superb furniture catalogue --high-quality photography and state-of-the-art period (and Bauhaus-influenced) design thruout.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Un mauvais rêve suivi de Notes et variantes établies par Albert Béguin et d EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Plon, 1950. Fine. Plon, Paris 1950, 13x20cm, relié sous étui. - First edition, one of 65 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the tirage de tête after 50 on Japon. Superb maroon morocco studded with gilt dots by Madeleine Gras, repair to foot of one joint, covers with design of spiral fillets to centre, red velour endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt; slipcase edged in maroon morocco, lined in brown felt, wood-patterned paper boards. Slight marginal worming to blank endpapers. A very good copy in a handsome binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 65 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 50 Japon. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux constellé de points dorés, dos lisse, une restauration en pied d'un mors, plats frappés en leurs centres d'un jeu de filets en spirales, gardes et contreplats de velours rouge, couvertures et dos conservés, tranches dorées sur témoins; étui bordé de maroquin bordeaux, intérieur de feutrine marron, plats recouverts de papier façon bois, superbe reliure signée de Madeleine Gras. Légères piqûres marginales sur les gardes blanches de la reliure. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The structure of the cloud of comets surrounding the Solar System and a hypothesis concerning its origin.

      [Leiden: Astronomical Institutes of the Netherlands], 1950. First edition, extremely rare offprint, of the proposal of the existence of the 'Oort cloud'. "Oort is generally regarded as one of the leading astronomers of the twentieth century. He performed very important researches in a number of areas, most notably on the structure and dynamics of the galactic system ... In comparison with his studies in galactic and extragalactic astronomy, Oort spent little time on solar system astronomy. However he did perform very important researches on comets. This line of study grew out of the researches of a student at Leiden, A. J. J. van Woerkom, who worked on comets' orbits. His interest piqued by van Woerkom's dissertation, Oort in short order developed his own theory of a cloud of protocomets that surround the solar system. He argued that when the solar system was formed, very many small bodies orbited between Mars and Jupiter. Over time, Jupiter's gravitational force acted to expel many of these objects from the solar system, but some were carried into highly elongated orbits that took them out from the Sun to distances between 50,000 astronomical units and 200,000 astronomical units. Oort further calculated that passing stars could redirect some of these bodies into the inner regions of the solar system, thereby producing a "new" comet. While Oort termed his scheme "speculative" when he advanced it in 1950, it had become widely accepted by the late twentieth century and his proposed cloud of comets has become known as the Oort cloud" (DSB). OCLC lists US Naval Observatory only. No copies in auction records. "The Oort cloud is a theoretical cloud of predominantly icy planetesimals believed to surround the Sun to as far as somewhere between 50,000 and 200,000 AU. It is divided into two regions: a disc-shaped inner Oort cloud (or Hills cloud) and a spherical outer Oort cloud. Both regions lie beyond the heliosphere and in interstellar space. The Kuiper belt and the scattered disc, the other two reservoirs of trans-Neptunian objects, are less than one thousandth as far from the Sun as the Oort cloud. The outer limit of the Oort cloud defines the cosmographical boundary of the Solar System and the extent of the Sun's Hill sphere. The outer Oort cloud is only loosely bound to the Solar System, and thus is easily affected by the gravitational pull both of passing stars and of the Milky Way itself. These forces occasionally dislodge comets from their orbits within the cloud and send them toward the inner Solar System. Based on their orbits, most of the short-period comets may come from the scattered disc, but some may still have originated from the Oort cloud. Astronomers conjecture that the matter composing the Oort cloud formed closer to the Sun and was scattered far into space by the gravitational effects of the giant planets early in the Solar System's evolution. Although no confirmed direct observations of the Oort cloud have been made, it may be the source of all long-period and Halley-type comets entering the inner Solar System, and many of the centaurs and Jupiter-family comets as well" (Wikipedia). Oort proposed the idea "as a means to resolve a paradox. Over the course of the Solar System's existence the orbits of comets are unstable and eventually dynamics dictate that a comet must either collide with the Sun or a planet or else be ejected from the Solar System by planetary perturbations. Moreover, their volatile composition means that as they repeatedly approach the Sun, radiation gradually boils the volatiles off until the comet splits or develops an insulating crust that prevents further outgassing. Thus, Oort reasoned, a comet could not have formed while in its current orbit and must have been held in an outer reservoir for almost all of its existence" (ibid.). "After studies at the University of Groningen, Oort (1990-92) was appointed astronomer to the Leiden Observatory in 1924 and became director in 1945, a position he held until 1970. In 1925 Bertil Lindblad of Sweden had advanced the theory that the Milky Way rotates in its own plane around the centre of the galaxy. Oort was able to confirm this theory in 1927 through his own direct observations of star velocities in the galaxy, and he modified the theory substantially into the form used thereafter. "Oort's subsequent work, as well as that of the school of astronomy he developed in the Netherlands, was directed toward strengthening and testing the Lindblad-Oort theory. Soon after having become a professor at the University of Leiden (1935), he determined by radio astronomy that the Sun is 30,000 light-years from the centre of the galaxy and takes 225 million years to complete an orbit around it. The discovery in 1951 of the 21-cm radio waves generated by hydrogen in interstellar space provided him with a new method for mapping the spiral structure of the galaxy. "In 1950 Oort proposed that comets originate from a vast cloud of small bodies that orbit the Sun at a distance of about one light-year, and the approach of other stars toward this cloud alters some comets' orbits so that they pass close to the Sun. The existence of this region, which was named the Oort Cloud, eventually came to be accepted by most astronomers. "From 1958 to 1961 Oort was president of the International Astronomical Union, of which he had been general secretary from 1935 to 1948" (Britannica). Offprint from Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of the Netherlands, Vol. 11, 1950. 4to (296 x 225 mm), pp 91-110. Stapled in self-wrappers, as issued. Very fine.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS]
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        Western Express, Research Journal Of Early Western Mails, Vol I No. 1 Through Volume 64 #4

      San Jose: Western Cover Society / American Philatelic Society 1950 1951 1952 Etc., 1950. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. Photographs, Reproductions, Etc. Throughout. 256 Issues Of This Multi-Award Winning Philatelic Journal, From Pre-Publication Flyer, 1950, Through Volume 64 #3 (2014), With All Indices And The Special New Mexico Territorial Post Offices Supplement Of 1958, Lacking Only Three Issues: Vol 22 #1, Volume 39 #2, Volume 56 # 1. All Fine. Early Issues Looseleaf Or Staplebound, All In Binders, Later Issues In Spine-Stapled Heavier Or Glossy Wrappers, Each Issue Loose, All Unmarked And Unworn. A Fine Archive Of Western History With Information On Places And Individuals And Illustrations Of Letters, Documents, Etc. Not Found In Other Sources. Note That A Few Issues Are Mis-Marked With Earlier Volume/Number Or Whole Number Enumerations, Errors, Only The Printed Date/Year Is Determinative For This Journal. [Also Included Are Many Binders Of Clippings Relating To Technical Postal Information, Circa 1940'S-1980'S]. Three Tightly Packed File Boxes, Probably 5 Boxes Shipping, Postage At Actual Cost [Probably About $100 By Media Mail]. About 5000 Of Pages, At A Price Much Less Than That Of Locating And Photocopying, And In Fine Condition Without Library Marks Etc.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948

      first edition, one of the 130 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, drawing of head after 23 Holland paper. Autographed autograph dedication of the author of Albert Camus to Max-Philippe Delatte: "... these memories of a combat ..." on the page of false title. Ex-libris of this last glued on a guard. Gallimard Paris 1950 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Classical Vinyl - Record - LP - Collection of Irish - Scottish Artist Bill Crozier. c. 380 LP's and Box - Sets of excellent classical recordings Crozier listened to during his work in his studio. Classical Music was part of his inspiration. / The collection includes many recordings of Tenors, Arias, Opera, etc. and comes together with several exhibition - catalogues of his work as well as one vintage photograph of Bill Crozier by irish photographer John Minihan. / Some rarer recordings include: Prokofiev - The Gambler / Count John McCormack - The Gentle Minstrel / The Art Shaliapin / H.J.Syberberg - Parsifal - Richard Wagner / Dvorak - The Great Symphonies and Concertos - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Sir Colin Davis / Modest Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov / Georges Bizet - Carmen - Vincenzo Bellezza / The Art of Beniamino Gigli / Herbert von Karajan - Claude Debussy Pelleas at Melisande / Les Introuvables du Chant Wagnerien / Richard Wagner - Lohengrin - Konya - Amara - Gorr - Hines - Dooley - Leinsdo

      London and others. Very good condition. Few records with paint stains from Crozier handling the records while painting. Including world wide free shipping.. London and others, c.1950 - 1990. Vintage Viny Records. Very good condition. Few records with paint stains from Crozier handling the records while painting. Including world wide free shipping.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        American Fishing Books

      1950. WETZEL, Charles M. American Fishing Books. Newark, Delaware: [Wetzel], 1950. Quarto, original three-quarter black morocco gilt, raised bands, blue linen boards. $1700.Signed limited first edition, number 78 of only 200 copies, of this history of piscatorial publishing and bibliography of American imprints, illustrated with 34 facsimiles, signed by the author.“Prior to 1800 nothing of importance had been written either on the subject of fish or fishing in America… It remained for Samuel L. Mitchill and Constantine Samuel Rafinesque to furnish the impetus which marked the beginning of our knowledge of the fish existing in this country… The outgrowth of the following catalogue resulted from the amassing of a card index file of books relating to American fish and fishing. The original intent or purpose of the file was to have conveniently at hand a list of the fishing books in my collection; however, as time went on, it was broadened to include practically everything written on the subject.” A fine signed copy. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        American Fishing Books, A Bibliography from the Earliest Times up to 1948, together with A History of Angling and Angling Literature in America

      Newark DE: Privately Printed, 1950. First edition, no. 35 of about 80 copies hand bound by the author, from a total edition of 200. Illustrated. 235 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original 3/4 black morocco, blue cloth sides, gilt spine title and sporting devices, A FINE COPY. Bookplate of Joseph Delaplaine Bates. First edition, no. 35 of about 80 copies hand bound by the author, from a total edition of 200. Illustrated. 235 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. THE MOST IMPORTANT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN ANGLING, AND A MUST FOR ANY ANGLING COLLECTION. Bruns W-73

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

      Los Angeles, Calif, 1950. 14pp. 1 vols. 4to. Fine, in the original blue paper folder. 14pp. 1 vols. 4to. Cooper was to receive 3% of the gross receipts -- up to $350,000 -- for his role in the film which came out in the following year as YOU'RE IN THE NAVY NOW.

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        Mémoires de Jacques Casanova de Seignalt, 1734-1755, 1755-1772, extraits colligés par René Groos. Illustrations de Brunelleschi.

      Paris: Gibert Jeune, 1950. Livre. Illus. by Umberto Brunelleschi. Parfait. Reliure signée. In-4. Paris, Gibert Jeune, librairie d'amateurs, 1950. 26,5 x 20,5 cm (R), 2 volumes in-4, 343 (5) - 337 (6) pp. - 32 planches hors texte en couleurs dont deux en frontispice, illustrations dans le texte en deux tons, reliure de demi-chagrin à coins rouge pourpre, dos à 4 nerfs repoussés, têtes dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, étui (reliure signée Max Fonsèque). L'un des 100 exemplaires de tête comportant une SUITE en noir des 32 illustrations hors texte ainsi que les épreuves en noir de deux planches refusées (n° 40). Belles compositions à l'érotisme léger de Brunelleschi. Rare avec la suite. Très bel exemplaire agréablement relié par Max Fonsèque. (MONOD, 2323) (prévoir des frais de port pour 5 kg).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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      Princeton University Press, 1950-2003, Princeton, New Jersey: - Volumes uniformly bound in original gray cloth, with spine titles stamped in gilt. No dust jackets. First editions. Minor shelf wear, occasional endpaper pencil notes. Very Good. "Few if any of Jefferson's contemporaries recognized an obligation to history so clearly as he did, and none exceeded him in his effort to discharge the debt. Because of this conscious effort, and because of his complete identity with the national purpose as it was pursued during his day, this and succeeding volumes take on a significant meaning. They are, first of all, the record of a man's career. But also, since the achievements of Jefferson's long career were extraordinarily fruitful, these volumes may be regarded as being, in part, a record of the origin, formation, and early growth of the Republic." ['General View of the Work', Volume I]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA]
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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950]. First edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket, rubbing to folds, shelf wear with some mild chipping to spine ends (12281). Octavo, illustrated by Hulbert Rogers, cloth backed boards. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies with blank leaf signed by Heinlein inserted between the front free endpaper and half title leaf. A collection of short stories which is the first volume in Heinlein's "future history" series. See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-89.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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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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        Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

      NY, 1950. - Hardcover. 8vo, blue paper over boards, white title label printed in red on upper cover. 50 pp., illus. First and only edition. One of 200 copies, signed and numbered by the author; this copy number 52. The authoritative work on the publication history of the Emancipation Proclamation with a bibliography of its various printings, both official and otherwise. A very good, clean copy, with touches of wear at head and foot of spine and corners. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Arsenault & Company, ABAA]
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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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        The Martian Chronicles

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1950 - Signed and inscribed by the Author on the title page, "David! [signed] Ray Bradbury 2/5/88". A masterpiece of twentieth-century science fiction. The 100 Best Novels #3. Made into a TV Mini-Series. Book Condition: Very Good: Firm copy with spine-fade and faint discolored spots to the cloth. / DJ Condition: Very Good Plus: Dust jacket spine fade, slight fade to covers, moderate rubbing to extremities with very small rubbed chips to points. Original $2.50 price unclipped. Mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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      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]

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      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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      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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        A Kangaroo Family.

      Sussex, England: circa late 1940s-early1950s - Oil on Winsor and Newton's "Rathbone" Canvas board. 16 x 12 inches. Signed lower right. 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]

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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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        Louis René Astre (PHO0100007)

      - Photographie. Mode. Bijoux. Vogue. Projet de parution. Ensemble de 10 Tirages argentiques originales d?époque. Tampon du photographe au dos. Circa 1950. 18 x 24 cm. PHO100008.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Verdeau]
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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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      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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      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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