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         Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors with Applications To Transistor Electronics

      New York, NY: D. Van Nostrand Company Inc, 1950. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=6.5"x9.. Text Figures. (full book description) D. Van Nostrand Company Inc, New York, NY, 1950. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.", 558pgs(Index). Text Figures. Tiny (1/32" high) ink date stamp and bookplate removed on front endpapers, paper remnant inside rear endpaper, page ends lightly tanned, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text block bright and in Fine condition, book covers VG+. SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE PACK WITH GREAT CARE, 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES!

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         Introduction A L'Oeuvre De Marcel Mauss ( Association Copy )

      Bibliotheque De Sociologie Contemporaine, Paris 1950 - Association Copy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Claude Levi-Strauss on front cover "To Thomas Sebeok in recollection of Bloomington, cordially Claude Levi-Strauss". An original fellow of The Folklore Institute at Indiana University, Sebeok served as editor of The Journal of American Folklore and the journal Semiotica. "His transdisciplinary work and professional collaborations spanned the fields of anthropology, biology, folklore studies, linguistics, psychology, and semiotics." Claude Levi-Strauss, the noted French social anthropologist and leading exponent of structuralism, was one of the contributors to Sebeok's "Myth, a Symposium ", 1955, a groundbreaking journal in the field of folklore. Book is Near Fine, slight crease at bottom edge rear cover, Sebeok's name stamp front cover. An excellent Association Copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Computing Machinery and Intelligence.

      Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 1950. First edition, journal issue in original printed wrappers, of Alan Turing's landmark explanation of what would become known as the 'Turing test' to determine whether a machine can 'think'. In 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence,' "Turing sidestepped the debate about exactly how to define thinking by means of a very practical, albeit subjective, test: if a computer acts, reacts, and interacts like a sentient being, then call it sentient. To avoid prejudicial rejection of evidence of machine intelligence, Turing suggested the 'imitation game,' now known as the Turing test: a remote human interrogator, within a fixed time frame, must distinguish between a computer and a human subject based on their replies to various questions posed by the interrogator. By means of a series of such tests, a computer's success at 'thinking' can be measured by its probability of being misidentified as the human subject. Turing predicted that by the year 2000 a computer 'would be able to play the imitation game so well that an average interrogator will not have more than a 70-percent chance of making the right identification (machine or human) after five minutes of questioning.' No computer has come close to this standard" (Britannica). Together with 'On computable numbers', 'Computing machinery and intelligence' forms Turing's best-known work. This elegant and sometimes amusing essay was originally published in 1950 in the leading philosophy journal Mind. Turing's friend Robin Gandy (like Turing a mathematical logician) said that 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' 'was intended not so much as a penetrating contribution to philosophy but as propaganda. Turing thought the time had come for philosophers and mathematicians and scientists to take seriously the fact that computers were not merely calculating engines but were capable of behaviour which must be accounted as intelligent; he sought to persuade people that this was so. He wrote this paper - unlike his mathematical papers - quickly and with enjoyment. I can remember him reading aloud to me some of the passages - always with a smile, sometimes with a giggle.' The quality and originality of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' have earned it a place among the classics of philosophy of mind" (Copeland, The Essential Turing, p. 433). "'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' contains Turing's principal exposition of the famous 'imitation game' or Turing test ... The imitation game involves three participants: a computer, a human interrogator, and a human 'foil'. The interrogator attempts to determine, by asking questions of the other two participants, which of them is the computer. All communication is via keyboard and screen, or an equivalent arrangement (Turing suggested a teleprinter link). The interrogator may ask questions as penetrating and wide-ranging as he or she likes, and the computer is permitted to do everything possible to force a wrong identification. (So the computer might answer 'No' in response to 'Are you a computer?' and might follow a request to multiply one large number by another with a long pause and a plausibly incorrect answer.) The foil must help the interrogator to make a correct identification. "The ability to play the imitation game successfully is Turing's proposed 'criterion for thinking'. He gives two examples of the sort of exchange that might occur between an interrogator and a machine that plays successfully. The following is from pp. 446-7. Interrogator: In the first line of your sonnet which reads 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day', would not 'a spring day' do as well or better? Machine: It wouldn't scan. Interrogator: How about 'a winter's day?' That would scan all right. Machine: Yes, but nobody wants to be compared to a winter's day. Interrogator: Would you say Mr Pickwick reminded you of Christmas? Machine: In a way. Interrogator: Yet Christmas is a winter's day, and I do not think Mr Pickwick would mind the comparison. Machine: I don't think you're serious. By a winter's day one means a typical winter's day, rather than a special one like Christmas. "Turing is sometimes said to have proposed a definition of 'thinking' or 'intelligence'; and sometimes his supposed definition is said to be an 'operational' or 'behaviourist' definition ... There is no textual evidence to support this interpretation of Turing, however. In 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' Turing claimed to be offering only a criterion for 'thinking' (emphasis added) ... In fact, Turing made it plain in 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' that his intention was not to offer a definition, for he said: 'The game may perhaps be criticised on the ground that the odds are weighted too heavily against the machine. If the man were to try and pretend to be the machine he would clearly make a very poor showing. He would be given away at once by slowness and inaccuracy in arithmetic. May not machines carry out something which ought to be described as thinking but which is very different from what a man does?' (p. 442). "A computer carrying out something that 'ought to be described as thinking' would nevertheless fail the Turing test if for any reason it stood out in conversation as very different from a man. It follows that 'thinking' cannot be defined in terms of success in the imitation game. Success in the game is arguably a sufficient condition for thinking; but success in the imitation game is not also a necessary condition for thinking. (Someone's breathing spontaneously is a sufficient condition for their being alive, but it is not also a necessary condition, for someone may be alive without breathing spontaneously.) "Turing introduced his criterion for 'thinking' by first describing an imitation game involving a human interrogator and two human subjects, one male (A) and one female (B). The interrogator must determine, by question and answer, which of A and B is the man. A's object in the game is to try to cause the interrogator to make the wrong identification. Having introduced the imitation game in this way, Turing said: 'We now ask the question, 'What will happen when a machine takes the part of A in this game?' Will the interrogator decide wrongly as often when the game is played like this as he does when the game is played between a man and a woman? These questions replace our original, 'Can machines think?' (p. 434) ... "Section 6 of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence', entitled 'Contrary Views on the Main Question', occupies nearly half of the article. It contains no fewer than nine objections to Turing's position, together with Turing's rebuttal of each" (Copeland, pp. 433-6). The most famous of them, which Turing terms the 'Mathematical Objection', can be stated as follows: 'Recently the theorem of Gödel and related results ... have shown that if one tries to use machines for such purposes as determining the truth or falsity of mathematical theorems and one is not willing to tolerate an occasional wrong result, then any given machine will in some cases be unable to give an answer at all. On the other hand the human intelligence seems to be able to find methods of ever-increasing power for dealing with such problems 'transcending' the methods available to machines'. This objection has become known over the years as the 'Gödel argument'. "Turing says (p. 445): 'The short answer to this argument is that although it is established that there are limitations to the powers of any particular machine, it has only been stated, without any sort of proof, that no such limitations apply to the human intellect.' This remark might appear to cut to the heart of the matter. However, Turing expresses dissatisfaction with it, saying that the Mathematical Objection cannot 'be dismissed so lightly'. He goes on to broach a further line of attack on the argument, pointing out that humans 'often give wrong answers to questions'" (Copeland, p. 469). "Section 7 of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' [is] entitled 'Learning Machines'. Turing poses the rhetorical question: 'Instead of trying to produce a programme to simulate the adult mind, why not rather try to produce one which simulates the child's?' (p. 456). The child's mind may contain 'so little mechanism' that 'something like it can be easily programmed'. If this child-machine 'were then subjected to an appropriate course of education one would obtain the adult brain' ... Turing mentions in Section 7 that he has 'done some experiments with one such child-machine, and succeeded in teaching it a few things, but the teaching method was too unorthodox for the experiment to be considered really successful' (p. 457) ... "AI [Artificial Intelligence] traditionally has attempted to build disembodied intelligences carrying out abstract activities - e.g. chess-playing and whose only way of interacting with the world is by means of a screen or printer. An alternative approach now called 'situated AI' aims at building embodied intelligences situated in the real world. 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' ends with a characteristically farsighted statement in which Turing sketches each of these two approaches to AI. He contrasts research that focuses on 'abstract activity, like the playing of chess' with research aiming 'to provide the machine with the best sense organs that money can buy, and then teach it to understand and speak English' (p. 460). Turing recommended that 'both approaches should be tried' (ibid.)" (Copeland, pp. 438-9). Pp. 433-460 in: Mind, A Quarterly Review of Psychology and Philosophy, New Series, Vol. 59, No. 236, October, 1950. 8vo (213 x 140 mm), pp. [x], 433-576. Original printed wrappers (a few tiny marginal chips and tears to the wrappers). A fine copy.

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         AFFICHE : BERNE « LA BELLE CAPITALE FLEURIE DE LA SUISSE »

      - Date : 1950 Dimensions : 64x101cm Imp : Lith. ARMBRUSTER BERNE Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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         Photo Album]: Mississippi River Boat Cruise

      Mississippi 1950 - Oblong quarto. String-tied brown leather over paper boards with an illustration on the cover measuring 10" x 13". A collection of 140 black and white and one color photographs most measuring 3.5" x 5.5" with a few 8" x 10", with captions. Very good minus with spotting, wear on the edges, tears, and a few missing photos. An extensively captioned photo album from a boat cruise on the Mississippi up to the mouth of the Ohio river during the 1950s via the Union Barge Line. Every page includes a detailed description of the sites such as, "the smallest park in the world where Father Hennepin first saw the St. Anthony Falls," next to a photograph of Lucy Wilder Morris Park. Under a photo of the captain is says, "he gave us a lot of information about 'Old Man River.'" The banks of the Mississippi are carefully cataloged, construction, damns, and bridges all documented. The trip took the tourists up to the mouth of the Ohio River which can be seen here. "At a bend in the Ohio River where we could see a long view up stream, the tower dam waking, it's more like a long lake than a live river. It was fascinating." A complete and well organized documenting the Mississippi and it's landscape.

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         Framed Typed Letter Signed "Ralph" on United Nations letterhead

      Lake Success, NY 1950 - 1 page, 9 x 6 inches, Lake Success, New York, September 28, 1950. In this letter, Bunche thanks the recipient for a letter of congratulations, in full: "Dear Irwin, I wish to thank you for the very kind sentiments expressed in your congratulatory message on the occasion of the award to me of the Nobel Peace Prize. I am deeply appreciative. Sincerely yours." Float-mounted and matted in white beside a 9.75 x 7.5-inch photo of Bunche seated casually on a desk with a world map in the background; set in a black frame measuring 15.5 x 20.75 inches. Natural folds but still in fine condition. American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel and was involved in the formation of the United Nations. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         HÄUSERGRUPPE

      - Oel auf Malplatte 63 x 33 cm, gerahmt, unten rechts signiert, um 1950/60, Rahmen mit kl. Mängeln. Tor und Masten gruppieren die Häuser, die in einem Dialog miteinander zu stehen scheinen [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         JOURNAL DE VOYAGE EN ITALIE PAR L'ALLEMAGNE ET LA SUISSE EN 1580 ET 1581

      LE LIVRE CLUB DU LIBRAIRE, 1950. Francese 0,69 Vol. n.2696 di 4000 esemplari numerati, prefazione di André Fraigneau, pagine lievemente ingiallite ai bordi restando comunque in buonissimo stato di conservazione, con illustrazioni fuori testo in pagine colorate, testatina in prima pagina raffigurante P.San Pietro in Roma, guardie e controguardie illustrate, rilegatura in tutta tela grezza, con titoli verdi al piatto aed al dorso e con illustrazione applicata al piatto USATO

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         Gamiani ou Deux Nuits d'excès

      Aux dépens des deux cent cinquante amis de l'époque romantique. S.d. [vers 1950] - Aux dépens des deux cent cinquante amis de l'époque romantique. S.d. [vers 1950] 1 volume in-4 (24,5 x 19 cm), en feuilles (ficelle qui relie les cahiers ensemble), de 44-(1) pages. 12 illustrations hors-texte en couleurs (12 illustrations en noir à la fin, en feuilles). Couverture muette factice de papier jaune. Complet. Très bon état. Une gravure en noir avec une légère fissure sur un bord (sans atteinte à la gravure). Tirage à 274 exemplaires seulement dont 250 ex. sur vélin chiffon avec suite en noir et 24 ex. réservés à l'artiste. Edition non mise dans le commerce. Les dessins sont de belle facture. Nous n'avons pas trouvé à qui les attribuer avec certitude. Référence : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°1657 (qui n'indique aucun nom d'illustrateur pas plus que de nom d'éditeur). Gamiani est l’ouvrage le plus réimprimé au cours du XIXe siècle avec plus de 40 éditions. L'attribution du roman à Alfred de Musset a longtemps été contestée. Le roman raconte deux nuits de la vie de la comtesse Gamiani marquées par ses ébats avec Fanny et Alcide. Pendant ces deux nuits, les trois personnages vont successivement raconter leur initiation sexuelle ainsi que leurs plus grands exploits dans ce domaine. Pierre Louÿs dans le Manuel de civilité pour les petites filles à l'usage des maisons d'éducation écrit : « Ne suivez pas l'office sur un exemplaire de Gamiani, surtout s'il est illustré ». Très bon exemplaire de cette jolie édition clandestine illustrée avec talent. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Town & the City

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Advance review copy. 499pp. Publisher's salmon wraps. Very Good+ with slight finger-soiling, rubbing to spine, slight wear at head, corners slightly bumped. An uncommon prepublication copy of Kerouac's first published novel.

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         The Lady's Not for Burning: A Comedy

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. Good. Second edition, revised, second printing. Offsetting on both front and rear endpapers from clippings, a good only copy without dustwrapper. Inscribed by Richard Burton to Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes, when they both appeared in the Broadway production of Equus (as Seldes has noted in pencil in her small and precise hand): "Marian with much love and admiration. Richard (Burton)." Burton had appeared in the American production of The Lady's Not for Burning in 1950, (also here noted by Seldes).

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         Ottawa. Office of the Prime Minister. May 8th, 1950. Typed Letter Signed.

      1950. 1950 - 24x 20.5cm, on Office of the Prime Minister stationary, glue residue on verso outside margin else fine condition, - St-Laurent autographs are scarce especially ones that include Mrs St-Laurent, rare. Prime Minister Louis Stephen St. Laurent (1882-1973), the 12th Prime Minister of Canada, from 15 November 1948 to 21 June 1957. Dear Mr. Lewis: It was kind of you to think of me in connection with the Fraser property at St. Patrick's. We had not been thinking of purchasing a summer cottage and I am sure my wife would not want to have the trouble of outfitting one. If, however, this place were to be sold furnished, we might be interested, and I would be thankful to you for any information you could discreetly obtain about it. The property itself and the neighbourhood have much to make the idea of going there very attractive. Yours sincerley, Louis St.Laurent. With a newspaper clipping: 10x 3.5cm. * Summer Risidence: Prime Minister Louis St. Laruent has just bought a summer residence at St. Patrick, Que., on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, four miles from Riviere du Loup and overlooking the river. Built by Ottawa millionaire Col. James W. Woods, it was recenty modernized by Montreal owners. Mr. St. Laurent is the second prime minister to pick St. Patrick as a summer haven. Sir John A. Macdonald used to summer at a home a couple of doors away, . Also contains a contemporary a reproduced print of a colour photo of the Prime Minister and his Wife. 30x 21cm. Matted 35x 66cm.

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         Tiger im Schlamm / Die 2./ schw. Pz.-Abt. 502 vor Narwa und Dünaburg

      Neckargemünd, A. Schumann´s Verlag, 1950. (noch zu Nr.3354:) \". . . zu ziehen, da ich auf dem noch gesunden rechten Arm lag. Meine Panzer kamen jetzt herangebraust und feuerten im Fahren mit den Maschinengewehren wild in die Gegend, ohne allerdings etwas zu treffen. Den Russen hatte das plötzliche Auftauchen der \"Tiger\" natürlich einen Schock versetzt. Die beiden Soldaten rannten sofort weg, der Sowjetoffizier aber hob noch seine Pistole, um mir den Rest zu geben. Ich vermochte in meinem Zustand nicht dem Tod ins Auge zu sehen und wandte mich meinen ankommenden Panzern zu. Das war mein Glück und meine Rettung! Dreimal drückte der Russe ab, aber er war so aufgeregt, daß zwei Schüsse daneben gingen und nur einer traf. Das Geschoß ging so maßgerecht hart neben meiner Wirbelsäule am Hals durch, daß mir wie durch ein Wunder keine Sehne oder Schlagader verletzt wurde. Es war also nichts mit dem Genickschuß, und ich hatte nur ein großes Staunen, daß ich wirklich noch lebte. Hätte ich mich allerdings nicht zu meinen \"Tigern\" umgedreht, dann wäre der Schuß durch den Kehlkopf gegangen und diese Zeilen hier würden nie geschrieben worden sein. Meine Kameraden waren im wahrsten Sinn des Wortes in allerletzter Sekunde gekommen! Leutnant Eichhorn rollte an mir vorbei, während Oberfeldwebel Göring sofort neben mir hielt. Das wunderbare Gefühl der Geborgenheit, das mich jetzt erfüllte, vermag ich nicht zu schildern. Ich dachte auch nicht daran, daß mir bei der weiteren Schießerei noch etwas passieren könnte. Stabsgefreiter Marwitz, der Ladeschütze Görings, schwang sich aus seiner Luke am Turm heraus und landete im Hechtsprung bei mir im Graben. Er wußte kaum, wo er mit dem Verbinden oder Abbinden bei mir anfangen sollte. Ich blutete ja überall. Die Kombination, die ich anhatte, war nur noch ein Fetzen. Marwitz schnallte seine Hosenträger ab und schnürte meinen Oberschenkel oberhalb der Wunde fest zu. Ein Glück für mich, daß diese Hosenträger beste Qualität und elastisch waren, sonst hätte ich durch dieses Abbinden mein Bein verloren!...\" - Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung - Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, deutsche Menschen im Nationalsozialismus, Wehrmacht an der Ostfront, Panzerwaffe, Heinrich Himmler, deutsche Panzerbesatzung / Panzerkommandant im Ostfeldzug, deutsches Feldheer im Krieg gegen die Sowjetunion / im Abwehrkampf gegen die Bolschewisten, Panzertruppe, Panzerkampf, Tiger-Panzer, illustrierte Bücher, Königstiger, Panzerkampfwagen, Sowjetunion, Soldaten, deutscher Panzeroffizier, gemeiner feiger Sowjetoffizier, mörderischer Bolschewik von der Roten Armee, russisches Kriegsverbrechen an schwerverwundetem deutschen Offizier Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, Großdeutschland im 2.Weltkrieg, deutsche Menschen im Nationalsozialismus, Wehrmacht an der Ostfront, Panzerwaffe, Heinrich Himmler, deutsche Panzerbesatzung / Panzerkommandant im Ostfeldzug, deutsches Feldheer im Krieg gegen die Sowjetunion / im Abwehrkampf gegen die Bolschewisten, Panzertruppe, Panzerkampf, Tiger-Panzer, illustrierte Bücher, Königstiger, Panzerkampfwagen, Sowjetunion, Soldaten, deutscher Panzeroffizier, gemeiner feiger Sowjetoffizier, mörderischer Bolschewik von der Roten Armee, russisches Kriegsverbrechen an schwerverwundetem deutschen Offizier

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         The Law of Success Volumes 1-8

      RALSTON PUBLISHING, 1950 - Red wonderfully illustrated hard back cover. An 8 volume set. Has original owner's name gold gilt impressed on front cover of each volume. Has very faint diagonal streaking to top half of rear covers of 6 volumes. Need to tilt books under light source to see streaking of some volumes otherwise great unread condition. Priced as to condition and appearance. Overall in very good condition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1950 EDITION: 1040 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'Adam lascif ou Lettres a la Marquise. Avec des figures finement gravées pour animer par l'image ces billets fort galamment troussés.

      Au Carquois d'Argent, ohne weitere Angaben [d.i. Paris, um 1950.] - Gr. 8°. 184 S. mit |19 erotischen Gravüren|. Ungebundene unbeschnittene Büttenlagen, im betitelten und mit kl. Vignette illustrierten Umschlag. In Pappdecke und Schuber. |Erste Ausgabe|. Eins von 50 Exemplaren auf Hollande à la fleur, röm. numeriert (Gesamtauflage 353 Exmplare). Das eindrucksvolle Werk ist illustriert mit |19 erotisch-pornografischen Radierungen|, 10 davon ganseitig, die anderen halbseitig im Text. Der Künstler wird nicht genannt; es ist |Gaston Barrett|. Das Werk selbst wird Mirabeau zugeschrieben. Kapitelanfänge in blau/braun gedruckt und mit Abb. kleiner lüsterner Putten verziert. Frisches Exemplar. Dutel 951. Drouot, Imp. Biblio., 212 (mit nur 18 Illustrationen.) ------------------------ First edition with 19 explicit erotic etchings, 10 of them on plates. The unmentioned artist is Gaston Barrett. With little erotic illustrations in blue and brown a the beginning of each chapter. One of 50 copies on Hollande à la fleur (total stage 353). Copy in sheets of uncut handmade paper in orig. boards. Slipcase. Good copy. Dutel 951. Drouot, Imp. Biblio., 212 (with only 18 illustrations.) ------------------- In-4, en ff., couv. impr., chemise et étui d'édit. 184 pp. avec 19 eaux-fortes libres dont 1 frontisp. et 9 hors-texte compris dans la pagin., non signées mais par Gaston Barret. Un des 50 sur "Hollande à la fleur" (i.e. filigrané de fleurs) chiffrés en romains (X). Tirage total à 353 ex. Dutel 951. Drouot, Imp. Biblio., 212 (seulement 18 illustrations.) - Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         YUGOSLAVIA: TRUDBENICI. ODMARALIŠTA ?EKAJU NA VAS. [WORKERS. RESORTS ARE WAITING FOR YOU].

      Ljubljana: Umetniški zavod za litograijo [Art Institure for Lithography, circa ]. 1950 - Lithography in colour (Very Good, soft folds) 71 x 100 cm (28 x 39.4 inches). A large, well designed Yugoslavian mid century tourist and transportation poster map, addressing the workers, shows the connections between tourist resorts on the coast and in the interior. A large, well designed poster map shows plane, train and boat connections between resorts on the Croatian Dalmatian coast, Alps in Slovenia and a spa resort Aran?elovac in Serbia. The map was made to advertise low cost, high quality holidays for all the workers of post World War II Yugoslavia under the new government. The map can be dated around 1950, when the north west part of Istria still belonged to the Free State of Trieste since the end of WWII in 1945, before it was divided between Italy, which got Trieste, and Yugoslavia.

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         [Photo Album]: British Expatriates in India and Pakistan 1930-1950

      India and Pakistan, 1950. Near Fine. Oblong folio measuring 11" x 14". String-tied blue cloth over paper boards with "album" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 147 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 4" x 6" with some captions. Very good photo album with rubbing and worn corners with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a family of British expatriates while living in India and what is now Pakistan from 1930 until 1950. The family lived on a large estate and bred horses, dogs, and other small animals during the years they spent in India. The horses were the prize possessions of the home with numerous photos showing the beautiful animals owned by the family, including Seagull a 15 year old white horse, George, and Koppa, who can be seen throughout the album performing jumps. A handful of the photographs have been handcolored by the young woman who kept the album and show the Taj Mahal, as well as locals helping retrieve a car from a ferry. Many of the photos show the family hiking around the mountains of India and boating on its many rivers. A group of 10 laid in photographs show a number of men in uniform speaking to a group with images of planes on an easel and the American flag behind them. It is probable they were part of the American Air Force showing off new technology to the upper class British in India to garner support for projects in World War II. In the album a few military men are mentioned and seem being friends of the family including a Major Kilroy, who is seen horseback riding, as well as a Major Trafford. It also appears from a photo captioned "Daddy" of a man on a horse in a military uniform that the head of the household was part of the British military.A look into the lives of the British upper class in India over two decades through better than average amateur photography.

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         "Caged!" (Movie Poster)

      Hollywood, CA.: Warner Bros.. 1950.. One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 ½ inches, for the 1950 Warner Brothers film "Caged" starring Eleanor Parker. Set in a women's prison and directed by John Cromwell, the film received three Academy Award nominations: Eleanor Parker for Best Actress, Hope Emerson as Best Supporting Actress, and Virginia Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld for Best Writing (Story and Screenplay). The poster, extremely scarce and in very good condition, was the product of Western Poster Company, San Francisco. It is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive. .

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         Pierre Allard (ALL001) Photographie. Equateur-Bolivie. Indien Jivaros. Rare ensemble. 12 tirages argentiques d'époque vers 1950. 24 x 30 cm. Tzanza.

      - Photographie. Equateur-Bolivie. Indien Jivaros. Rare ensemble. 12 tirages argentiques d'époque vers 1950. 24 x 30 cm. Tzanza. Photographies originale / Original photograph

      [Bookseller: Galerie Verdeau]
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         KOREA - TURKISH BRIGADE: YURTTA SULH, CIHANDA SULH [PEACE AT HOME, PEACE IN THE WORLD].

      [Turkey, between -1953]. 1950 - Black and white photograph with added original manuscript colour (longer old repaired tears, otherwise in a good condition), 45 x 65 cm. A large, originally hand-coloured photograph with a map of Asia, centred on Korea, was made in the early 1950s in Turkey, to commemorate a member of the Turkish Brigade, fighting in the Korean War. A large, unusual photomontage and hand retouched photograph shows a map of Korea, China, Japan, and a part of Siberia, a female figure, a personification of Turkey, wearing a Turkish flag, a torch and a sign Yurtta sulh, cihanda sulh [Peace at Home, Peace in the World], a portrait of a Turkish soldier and an image of a fighting soldier. The photograph was made between 1950-1953, when the Turkish Brigade, with a code name North Star, served with the United Nations Command during the Korean War. The Turkish Army joined the Korean War as a proof of their loyalty to NATO, just before joining it in 1952. Over the course of Korean War Turkey circulated almost 15,000 troops through the country, of which no more than 5,000 troops were present at anyone time. Although the Turkish soldiers proved to be good, stubborn and loyal fighters, there was a large language barrier with other soldiers, as most of the Turks, including their leaders, did not speak a word of English, what resulted in many misunderstandings and unnecessary casualties. The losses for the Turkish Brigade in Korea was 721 killed in action, 2,111 wounded and 168 missing. The phrase Yurtta sulh, cihanda sulh (Peace at Home, Peace in the World) was first pronounced by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on 20 April 1931 to the public during his tours of Anatolia. Since then it became regarded as a central principle of the state administration and any state activities. We could not find any other similar items on the market not in institutions. The photograph was made very expensively in the early 1950s and because of its large size the survival rate of such objects would be very small.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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         Alexanders des Großen Siegeszug durch Asien

      Arrian Alexanders des Großen Siegeszug durch Asien eingeleitet und neu übertragen v. Wilhelm Capelle Artemis Verlag Zürch 1. Auflage 1950 Leinen gebundenes Buch gut erhalten ---n--

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         Albert Susterre (PHO0940) Paquebot. Mobilier de Leleu et Jouve. Tirage argentique original d'époque et montage d'origine. Circa 1950. 30 x 30 cm. PHO0940.

      - Paquebot. Mobilier de Leleu et Jouve. Tirage argentique original d'époque et montage d'origine. Circa 1950. 30 x 30 cm. PHO0940. Photographies originale / Original photograph

      [Bookseller: Galerie Verdeau]
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         Flair Magazine

      1950 - Fabulous clothbound set of (6) Flair Magazines pub Feb- July 1950 in lovely condition for the society/ fashion connoisseur!~

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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         [Photo Album]: Mississippi River Boat Cruise

      Mississippi, 1950. Near Fine. Oblong quarto. String-tied brown leather over paper boards with an illustration on the cover measuring 10" x 13". A collection of 140 black and white and one color photographs most measuring 3.5" x 5.5" with a few 8" x 10", with captions. Very good minus with spotting, wear on the edges, tears, and a few missing photos. An extensively captioned photo album from a boat cruise on the Mississippi up to the mouth of the Ohio river during the 1950s via the Union Barge Line. Every page includes a detailed description of the sites such as, "the smallest park in the world where Father Hennepin first saw the St. Anthony Falls," next to a photograph of Lucy Wilder Morris Park. Under a photo of the captain is says, "he gave us a lot of information about 'Old Man River.'" The banks of the Mississippi are carefully cataloged, construction, damns, and bridges all documented. The trip took the tourists up to the mouth of the Ohio River which can be seen here. "At a bend in the Ohio River where we could see a long view up stream, the tower dam waking, it's more like a long lake than a live river. It was fascinating." A complete and well organized documenting the Mississippi and it's landscape.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Actuelles. Chroniques 1944-1948.

      - Paris, Nouvelle Revue Française, 1950; in-8 couronne, 270 pp., cartonnage décoré de l'éditeur (Prassinos) ; coiffes légèrement insolées. Huret 90. Édition originale, exemplaire numéroté sur vélin. On joint une intéressante lettre autographe signée de l'auteur adressée à Michel Albeaux-Fernet, datée du 19 janvier 1955 : "Cher ami, je vous remercie une fois de plus, et de tout c?ur, pour l'aide que vous avez apportée à mon jeune malade. Si confus que j'aie été de vous prendre un temps dont je sais le prix, je sais que vous ne le regretterez pas, devant l'amélioration considérable que votre intervention a permis d'apporter à l'état de Pommerand. Je regrette souvent de n'être pas médecin, comme je l'avais souhaité dans ma jeunesse. Mais je m'en console en pensant à des médecins comme vous qui font, et au delà, ce que je souhaitais alors de pourvoir faire. Encore merci (?)". Le docteur Michel Albeaux-Fernet était chef de service à l'hôpital Laennec, à Paris, de 1947 à 1970. Ex-libris du Dr. Albeaux-Fernet. 1950 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Amateur]
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         The Town & the City

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Advance review copy. 499pp. Publisher's salmon wraps. Very Good+ with slight finger-soiling, rubbing to spine, slight wear at head, corners slightly bumped. An uncommon prepublication copy of Kerouac's first published novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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         Kon-Tiki.

      Chicago: Rand McNally & Company,, 1950. Across the Pacific by raft. Translated by F. H. Lyon. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind-stamped design to front cover. With the dust jacket. With 20 leaves of photographic plates. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, spine panel lightly faded, extremities very slightly chipped. First US edition, originally published in Norway in 1948. The Kon-Tiki expedition was undertaken by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl to prove that Polynesia was settled from South America by a mixed race who travelled by raft. Their replica raft, named after the Incan sun god Kon-Tiki, was wrecked on a reef 98 days later. "A dramatic, designedly primitive, and adventure-filled voyage, this was the prototype for other voyages designed to prove various things about ancient people and voyages" (Toy). As the author observes, the trip proved that the journey by raft was possible, even if it does not irrefutably prove that it was by this means that the Pacific islands were settled. His account has since become a classic, and the raft is now preserved in the Kon-Tiki museum of Oslo. Lyon's translation was also published the same year in Britain by Allen & Unwin, without known primacy. With a tipped in 16 page magazine special feature on the voyage.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         SEVEN DRAWINGS BY CHARLES M. RUSSELL with an additional drawing by TOM LEA

      El Paso: CARL HERTZOG, 1950. Limited to 675 numbered sets this set No. 379. 8 loose plates and an essay, four unnumbered pages, "The Conservatism of Charles M. Russell" by J. Frank Dobie. All reproduced in the original size large folio sheets and brought together in a portfolio by CARL HERTZOG (for C.R. Smith) at El Paso, Texas. Stiff rust paper portfolio with two color printed title lable to upper panel. The prints measure 15 1/2 x 22 inches, 8 plates which includes the Tom Lea view of a cowboy and horse watching an airplane fly over. Rarely seen for sale. McVicker B74. Lowman - PRINTER AT THE PASS 70. DRD 768. FINE.

      [Bookseller: Texanbooks.com]
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         Les Tatouages du Milieu. Avec 82 photographies hors texte. 80 dessins de tatouages de Jacques Delarue.

      Vlg. La Roulotte, Paris 1950. - gr.8°, s-w- bedruckter fester Kartoneinband, 55 Textseiten mit s-w-Abb. und ca. 60 s-w-Abb.-Seiten, in französischer Sprache Einband berieben, kleine Läsur in oberster Pappschicht an Kante Rücken/Vorderdeckel (ca. 0,5cm); sonst schön. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cassiodor Antiquariat]
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         Valà ry Sekret (b.1950) - Russian School Impressionist 20th.

      20th Century - Valà ry Sekret (b.1950) - Russian School Impressionist Original 20th Century Oil. Signed lower right, 'B. Cekpern'. Stamped in Russian on the reverse. Presented in a modern decorative gilt frame. Signed. On canvas board. In fine condition. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Impressionism [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sulis Fine Art]
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         My Climbing Vine: A Poem

      Seattle, WA:: Satyr Press,, 1950. Hardcover. Very Good/None Issued. LIMITED EDITION of 11 numbered copies, this copy is out of sequence. Printed by Paul Hayden Duensing set in 14-point Monotype Caslon No. 37. Small 4to. 6 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. (14) pp. Text printed in red and black inks; text clean, unmarked. Original black and red cloth with printed paper front cover label in black and red; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Greg Campbell's copy, proprietor of Campbell-Logan Bindery. Very Good. This is the third book printed by Paul Hayden Duensing, printed in a very small edition and very rare. It contains a gardening poem by Herb Young. REFERENCE: Duensing, 25: A Quarter Century…, p. [23]; 1 copy Worldcat.

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books]
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         POSTER: CHILDREN'S SPRING BOOK FESTIVAL

      - PROVENSENS,MARTIN AND ALICE. POSTER: CHILDREN'S SPRING BOOK FESTIVAL. Offered here is the circa 1950 poster for the book festival sponsored by the New York Herald Tribune. It measures 16 1/2 x 21 1/2" and is brightly illustrated in full color by the Provensens. Depicted is the Pied Piper running away carrying an armful of books and little children are following him. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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         Helena

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1950. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket and wraparound bank advertising "Daily Mail, Book of the Month, A Book Society Recommendation". Light rubbing to spine ends, dust toning on top edge, very light foxing, a few marks on the spine of the dust jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of Waugh's only historical novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Maria Callas.

      Eccezionale album con ben 134 foto in nero, 1950/1975 circa, di scena in parte ma anche con : Luchino Visconti (4), Toscanini (1) e altri celebri direttori o registi. Cinque di formato cm. 17,5 x 24, tutte le altre 15 x 10.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già  Naturalistica]
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         Canals, Barges and People.

      Art and Technics 1950 - FIRST EDITION, 24 full-page wood-engravings colour-printed in two or more colours, and 22 other wood-engravings, placed as vignettes or head and tail-pieces, a few spots to half-title, pp. 96, 8vo, original quarter maroon cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, patterned pink and white boards, top edge red with a few pinprick foxspots to other edges, endpaper maps with some very faint browning and foxing, bookplate of John Lewis to verso of flyleaf, dustjacket bright with a few spots and handling marks, chipping to corners and ends of backstrip panel, very good. One of only 1,000 copies printed, this inscribed by the author on the half-title: 'To ABO'C from JO'C and in memory of VFO'C, 1950'; the recipient was his mother, Annie Besant O'Connor, and the remembered his father (posthumous dedicatee of O'Connor's 'A Pattern of People') Vernon Feargus O'Connor. An excellent and poignant association. This was latterly the copy of typographer and author John Lewis, with a typed copy of his contemporary review loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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         Walk Softly, Stranger (Original Film Poster)

      Los Angeles: Dore Schary Productions / RKO Radio Pictures, 1950. Original one sheet poster for the 1950 film noir. An off-beat, low-key story that exists somewhere between crime story and romance, with a typically restrained Joseph Cotten as a petty crook with a heart of gold, trying desperately to reform, and Alida Valli (who shared an earlier bill with Cotten in "The Third Man") as a wheelchair-bound girl he meets at exactly the wrong time. One last heist awaits, and decisions have to be made. A striking poster from the classic noir cycle, a film completed in 1948 but not released until 1950. 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 cm), linen-backed. Near Fine. Neibaur 952. Selby US.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Bird in a tree set in a wall with columns.

      ca. 1950.(). Gouache painting on board. 7 x 13 inches. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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