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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown & Company, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Little Brown & Company, Boston 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Rare Book. First issue jacket priced at $3.00 in the correct position. Top of Salinger's head out of the photo at the rear panel as issued. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, spots on the boards. Rubbing at the corners, age toning, light spots at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, chipping, tears, shelf wear. Age toning, panels disconnected. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        Battle of The Little Big Horn 1876. The Official Record Of A Court Of Inquiry Convened At Chicago, Illinois, January 13, 1879, By The President Of The United States Upon The Request Of Major Marcus A. Reno, 7th U.S. Cavalry To Investigate His Conduct At The Battle Of Little Big Horn, June 25-26, 1876. With An Introductory Chapter By Colonel W. A. Graham.

      W. A. Graham, Pacific Palisades, California, 1951. 1st Edition. Limited Edition of 125 copies of which this is copy number 113. With a signed slip by W. A. Graham, 1951. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good Condition. 1st Edition. Large Folio (13" x 8.5"). 575 Pages. Original brown cloth, gilt. Very Fine. Luther High Spot No. 45. The court record was unpublished until this version in 1951, the Judge Advocate General did not even release the papers to the National Archives until 1941. This is the most extensive record of eyewitness accounts with almost all the surviving Officers of the Battle giving testimony along with some of the enlisted men and civilians. The chief virtue of this Edition is its comprehensive coverage and the opportunity that it provides to any researcher to fully understand how the Battle was perceived by those who survived it. Quantity Available: 1. Category: General Custer; Inventory No: 189009. .

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      Città Del Vaticano, Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, Vatican 1951 - Color Illustrations; Folio 15"; xi, 277, 3: 17, plus 109 plates, 60 coi pages; 2 lg vols 15" x 11.6" x 3.5" thick weighing in at 14 pounds. Red cloth with gilt printing and decorative embossed emblem. Title pages in red and black. Number 554 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. 171 textual illustrations, 109 full page plates with 21 folding and 460 pictures of coins. VG with some fading to spines. Vol II, the plate volume with only 17pp of text, spine with a tiny nick, Vol I with fraying to foot of spine. Vol I with lengthy explanation of the history of the set which was aquired on a visit to the site and then presented to Mt Alphonsus by Francis Murphy CSSR. Apollonij Ghetti's report on the excavations under St. Peter's Basilica. Fine printing with plates in colored or tinted collotype, a very expensive process which is rarely used. Straight, bright and clean volumes and contents; 16 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Esplorazioni sotto la confessione di San Pietro in Vaticano eseguite negli anni 1940-1949 (2 vols.cpl./ 2 Bände KOMPLETT) - Testo/ Tavole.

      Citta del Vaticano; 1951. gebundene Ausgabe Der Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Werks ist ordentlich;Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 2 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ITALIENISCH! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        The Puppet Masters, the publisher's review copy of one of science fiction's most important editorial influences


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        The Day of the Triffids

      Doubleday, New York 1951 - Near fine in a like jacket. Price clipped jacket with light wear, just a bit of rubbing to the corners and spine ends. Small snag on bottom of front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Geoffrey Bles 1951 - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Boards: Some white spots to front and back boards. Spine is very faded with dirty marks to top and bottom. There is a small piece of the jacket stuck onto the front of the book. Endpapers: Inscription on the front leaf 'A present for Pat.(?) Feb '51 John Rhode'. Insides: The half title page is fragile and partially detached. The book has a lean to the spine. Some foxing spots throughout, but no other marks or stamps. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Auteurs Deguisez. Sous des Noms Etrangers; Empruntez, Supposez, Feints à Plaisir, Chiffrez, Renversez, Retournez, ou Changez d’une Langue en une Autre.

      Chez Antoine Dezallier. First edition.. Early ink ownership stamp and signature on the title page; inscription or signature torn away from the bottom blank portion of the title, but neatly repaired; similar tear and repair on the final page of text, with no loss; binding a little rubbed; very good copy.. Besterman, Bibliography of Bibliographies, 398; and see Archer Taylor and Frederic Mosher’s Bibliography of Anonyma and Pseudonyma (Chicago, 1951). 12mo, contemporary calf, brown leather label, gilt decorations and lettering. One of the earliest scholarly dictionaries of anonymous and pseudonymous literature, the authors of which are divided into three categories: pseudonymous writers, imposters and plagiarists. Included is an index of over 1700 pseudonyms. Auteurs Deguisez was intended as a preliminary study, with a more extensive work to be published later, but Baillet’s project proved highly controversial and its continuation was discouraged. Baillet (1649-1706) was a monastic scholar and the librarian of M. de Lomoignon in Paris.

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        Black and White Photograph of Winston Churchill by "Vivienne" (Florence Vivienne Entwistle).

      London Vivienne 20th Century Studios Ltd 1951 - Silver gelatin print of Churchill seated, half-length, look into the camera, mounted on plain card, the photographer's signature lower left-hand corner, signed by Churchill on the mount. . Churchill was elected Prime Minister for the second time in October 1951. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Bestie del 900. Con tavole incise in nero e a colori di Mino Maccari.

      Vallecchi 1951 8°; pp. 165 non num. 6, con complessivi 50 linoleum originali di Maccari, 16 in nero nel testo e 30 a colori f.testo, inoltre due ai piatti e due alla sovraccoperta. Ril. m.tela edit. con titoli al dorso e piatti illustrati, sovraccoperta illustrata con lievi tracce d'uso e piccole mende ma linoleum integri. Eccezionale esemplare in cui tutte le 46 grafiche interne al volume sono state firmate a matita dall'Artista; ci sono note solo alcune rarissime copie con le firma autografe. Edizione originale. Cfr. Gambetti - Vezzosi; Meloni - Maccari 439 - 486.(Vedi riproduz.)

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        My Cousin Rachel


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        La Muerte y la Brújula - Primera Edición

      Emecé 1951 - Firma del antiguo propietario en su página de respeto. Rotura en el lomo. Algunos subrayados a lápiz en su interior. Texto íntegro. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        The Puppet Masters, the publisher's review copy of one of science fiction's most important editorial influences

      Doubleday & Company, New York 1951 - A superior first edition with impeccable genre association. This is a Donald A. Wollheim’s publisher’s review copy, a collector-worthy example in dust jacket and an important association copy that belonged to "one of the most important editorial influences on sf". Doubleday & Company’s bright yellow "BOOK FOR REVIEW" slip is laid in at the half-title, specifying a publication date of "October 11, 1951". Wollheim’s name is ink-stamped on the verso of the final blank endpaper and is the only previous ownership mark in the book. Condition is fine in a near fine dust jacket. The cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners. We note no appreciable soiling or wear and only minor wrinkling to the spine ends. The contents show only age-toning to the page edges and inner margins, but are otherwise unspoiled, with no soiling or spotting. The dust jacket is bright and complete, retaining the original $2.75 front flap price. Trivial wear is confined primarily to the spine ends. We note very light soiling to the extremities of the rear face and only touch of toning to the jacket spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover and the book resides in a clamshell case with paper spine label and pinkish-purple cloth matching the background hue of the dust jacket. This copy is noteworthy on merit of condition alone. As Donald Allen Wollheim’s own review copy, it is a prize. Wollheim (1914-1990) was a U.S. editor, writer, and "one of the first and most vociferous of sf fans". He rose to pre-eminence in the genre primarily on the strength of his editorial career, editing magazines which published rising science fiction authors, compiling anthologies, and working for several publishing houses. One of his anthologies was reportedly the first book to contain the words "science fiction" in its title (The Pocket Book of Science Fiction, 1943). At Ace Books, he created and ran for decades one of the most dominant SF lists of the time. Wollheim was twice honored with the Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor, as well as a Special Hugo Award for his role as a genre fan. " he became a revered figure. His death marked – as clearly as those of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein – the passing of the generation of the founders." Wollheim was posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, of which Heinlein is, of course, also a member. Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) was one of the "Big Three" of American science fiction writers, along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. A prolific writer, he published 32 novels, 59 short stories, and 16 collections, winning four Hugo Awards and three Retro-Hugos. Heinlein was a Naval Academy graduate and tried his hand in electoral politics, but when that failed he chose a writing career in the genre that suited his boyhood fascination with both astronomy and the works of H. G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Jules Verne. His early success in the genre was interrupted by the Second World War, which he spent working at the Naval Air Experimental Station near Philadelphia, where two of his colleagues were L. Sprague de Camp and Isaac Asimov. After the war, and beginning with Rocket Ship Galileo, Heinlein published a series of "juvenile" novels, winning his first Hugo Award in 1956 for Double Star. Beginning with publication of Starship Troopers in 1959, Heinlein began to infuse his work with more serious cultural, political, and philosophical themes and to write "my own stuff, my own way." Starship Troopers would win the Hugo Award, as would Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). Heinlein’s 1951 genre classic, The Puppet Masters, is set in 2007, following nuclear war between the Soviets and the West. Earth has come under a secret invasion by slug-like creatures who mentally enslave humans, accessing their central nervous system by attaching themselves to the back of the neck. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dons des Feminines. with one original etching by Pablo Picasso.

      Paris "Les Pas Perdus", 1951 - Dons des Feminines. Penrose, Valentine. Preface de Paul Eluard. Etching by Pablo Picasso. Paris "Les Pas Perdus", 1951. Original edition illustrated by halftone reproductions after collages by Valentine Penrose. Limited in 400 copies, of which this copy is one of 350 copies, sur Velin, with an etching by Pablo Picasso especially made for this book: The Couple. The etching shown the cancellation bars on the right upper corner, and is numbered in pencil. The soft cover book is guarded in a custom-made box. Condition: In very good condition with a minimal defect, the spine marginally split between the preface and the left page. Ref: Cramer 61, Bloch 690. MORE PICTURES ON REQUEST [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Studia Anselmiana. Philosophica, Theologica. Ed. a Prof. Inst. Pont. S. Anselmi de Urbe.

      Herder,, Rom, 1951 - 75 Bde. der Reihe gebunden in 72 Bdn. ** vorhanden sind: 1-6, 17-20, 24-25, 27-28, 29, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 39-52, 54, 56, 58-64, 66-76, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84-93, 95, 96, 101-107 ** Sprache: deu (Bibl.-Expl. m. R.-Sign., Besitzvermerk a. Tit.-Rückseite). Hln. Ln. ab. Bd. 66 Orig.-Kart. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Phillipps Studies Nos. I-V

      60 - Cambridge - University Press, 1951 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete, five volume set of this study of the books of Sir Thomas Phillipps, in original dustwrappers. An English baronet, antiquary and book-collector, Phillipps was noted for his severe obsession with books and manuscripts, which both earned him the distinction of the largest personal collection in the world at that point, as well as corresponding crippling debt for him and his family. Here, A. N. L. Munby takes a detailed look into the fortune of Phillipps and his collection, cataloguing the books and tracing the rise and fall of his personal library across the five volumes. Each volume contains a frontispiece plate and is direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973), a noted book collector and diarist. ?Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing and original dustwrappers. Externally very smart, there is some very minor shelfwear only. The dustwrappers are clipped and have some minor handling marks also. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout. Overall: FINE in FINE dustwrappers..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      Editions Vialetay 1951 - 1 volume in-4 (28,5 x 19,5 cm), en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée et emboîtage de l'éditeur. Excellent état. Emboîtage légèrement passé. TIRAGE A 306 EXEMPLAIRES. 20 POINTES SÈCHES MISES EN COULEURS AU POCHOIR (dont 10 hors-texte). CELUI-CI, 1 DES 50 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER DE RIVES AVEC SUITE DES 20 POINTES SÈCHES EN SÉPIA AVEC REMARQUES. EXEMPLAIRE SIGNÉ PAR PIERRE MAC ORLAN ET GASTON BARRET A LA JUSTIFICATION DU TIRAGE. Fanny Hill est une coquine. Elle naquit en 1790 dans un petit village de la Somme. À dix ans, ses parents étant morts de la petite vérole, elle rencontre un vagabond qui l'initie à des procédés qui ne sont pas de son âge. Bientôt, nous la retrouvons à Boulogne. Elle est la maîtresse du matelot La Carline, un joyeux drôle qui lui fait connaître Mylord Coloquinte. C'est ainsi que la fillette passe en Angleterre. Trois ans de concubinage avec Mylord Coloquinte, espion britannique, c'est beaucoup. Fanny l'empoisonne. La voilà lâchée dans Londres. Après quelques années de misère dans le sordide quartier de Whapping, elle a l'idée d'aller à King's Place, centre luxueux de la vie galante londonienne. À King's Place, les «maisons» sont accueillantes. Fanny Hill fait fortune. Elle parvient même à avoir une de ces maisons à elle. Mais ses aventures pour autant ne sont pas finies." (Quatrième de couverture, Coll. Folio Gallimard, 1986).L'illustration de Gaston Barret est très vivante et très sensuelle. Elle évoque parfaitement le milieu dans lequel évolue l'héroïne de ce roman.BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CE JOLI LIVRE ILLUSTRÉ. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Thorkelin Transcripts of Beowulf in Facsimile. Edited by Kemp Malone.

      Copenhagen, Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1951. Folio. Bound with orig. printed wrappers in orig. morocco, raised bands, blindtoolings on spine. (10),32 pp. and 91 + 140 pp. of facsimiles in photolithography. (The A and B Transcripts). Clean and fine.. (Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile. Vol. I)

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        Ein Mensch : Heitere Verse.

      Gütersloh : Bertelsmann, 1951 - ----ungelesenes Buch --- Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1951. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A first edition, first printing with "First Edition" and the line "Copyright 1945, 1946, 1951 by J. D. Salinger" on the copyright page. No jacket. Black cloth with faded gilt on spine, rubbed and bumped corners and edges, and light soil on boards. Binding tight. Very light soil on edges and first free endpaper. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 277 pp .

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        Lettre-préface de Georges Duhamel gravures de Germaine de Coster

      Paris, 1951. #3 of 3 special copies, with three original drawings laid in, with a suite of woodcuts in the first state, as well as, a suite of woodcuts in “décomposition”. Total edition 115 copies: 3 as ours, 15 others with some special material, 86 numbered 19-104 and 11 hors commerce lettered A-K. All copies signed by the artist Germain de Coster. Folio 17 1/2" x 12". Three vols, each in folder of hand-made Chinese mulberry-bark paper: 1) Text: loose in signatures as issued, 103pp, with table of contents, printed on Japon nacré. Thirty woodcuts printed in red, or brown or charcoal or black. Chapter initials printed in red; 2) Three original drawings including that of a cochon (pig), each signed & mounted along with 6 prints of the cochon showing partial images to expose the printing of different surfaces of the woodblock (decomposition); 3) thirty loose woodcuts in the first state, printed in one color. Black moire silk folding case. Woodcut in 1 State st Original drawing 2 The text consists of excerpts of l’Histoire Naturelle of Georges-Louis Leclerc,comte de Buffon, from the 1839 Furne edition. Typography in Garamont 36 point type specially created by Fequet et Faudier. The illustrations consist of thirty prints engraved by Germaine de Coster using cherry wood “cerisier (bois de fil). The first section of this work was composed during the war and was presented in 1944 at l’Exposition des Artistes du Livre in December of that year. Germaine De Coster [1885-1992] French artist and bookbinder is a great 20 Century figure of the the book arts. She first exercised her talents as an engraver and illustrator and designer of books. As a design student at L'École nationale des arts décoratifs, from 1911 to 1914, she studied under Jules Chadel and Yoshyiro Urushibara. Under their tutelage she learned design techniques used in China and Japan, which were little practiced in Europe at this time. She was an early illustrator of the livre d’artiste, continuing in the genre for 25 years. Later, she grew interested in fine bookbinding. In 1936 she joined the la Société des Artistes where she met Paul Bonet who included her in his salons. Her bookbindings, many done with colleague Hélčne Dumas are recognized internationally, and her earlier engravings on paper deserve to be. She was made Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1946. For more about Germain de Coster see: Cogniat, Raymond. Portrait de Germaine De Coster, Paris, 1960.

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        Return to Paradise

      Random House, 1951. First Edition (first printing). The third book by the author of THE SOURCE and THE DRIFTERS, a follow-up collection to his Pulitzer Prize winning TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. Near Fine/Very Good -- a few closed tears and light crimping/chipping at the head and foot of the dust jacket spine and at the corner tips. Tiny bookstore sticker pasted to the rear end paper. Inscribed by Michener on the front free end paper in the year of publication, as follows: "April 6, 1951/ To Dr. Norman Philbrick, In recollection of a pleasant day in Palo Alto./ James A. Michener.". Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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      1951 - Cataluña. Piel. Gran tamaño, 45X35. 1945. Papel grueso de gran calidad. 50p. Magna obra personal textil con dibujos de gran belleza y a colores. Extremadamente raro, unico. Ref 20 Biblioteca 4H 8IOP. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Electrochemical Society.

      Pennington, Electrochemical Society, 1951-2006. Bände 98 - 153 in 168 Bänden. 4°. Dunelrote Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände mit Rückenvergoldung. ISSN: 0013-4651. Titel gestempelt. Bei 12 Bänden einzelne Seiten lose. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Dance to the Music of Time]. A Question of Upbringing. A Buyer's Market. The Acceptance World. At Lady Molly's. Casanova's Chinese Restaurant. The Kindly Ones. The Valley of Bones. The Soldier's Art. The Military Philosophers. Books do Furnish a Room. Temporary Kings. Hearing Secret Harmonies

      London: Heinemann, (1951-75) - Twelve volumes. First editions. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth, dust jackets, not price clipped, the first volume signed by the author on the title page (Powell having crossed out the printed name) and inscribed by him on the front free endpaper - "Inscribed for John King after doing Desert Island Discs Anthony Powell 25 August 1976", volume II with a near contemporary ownership inscription, volume III with a contemporary blank Book Society bookplate to the front free endpaper. The jackets of volumes II and III with loss and with tissue repairs on their versos, some light wear to a few of the jackets, mottling to the cloth of volume VIII, an attractive set.

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        A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME. A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer's Market; The Acceptance World; At Lady Molly's; Casanova's Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier's Art; The Military Philosophers; Books do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings; Hearing Secret Harmonies

      Heinemann. London. 1951-75. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Complete set of all twelve novels. Publishers distinctive red cloth bindings with black labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. The labels on A Question of upbringing and The acceptance world are rubbed and chipped. Some fading to the spines of a few volumes. One small split to the top 1 inch of the front hinge on The kindly ones has been repaired. A few pages affected with light foxing in A question of upbringing but overall these volumes are all clean and bright throughout.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Wörterbuch der Aegyptischen Sprache. Band 1-6 [von 7] + Belegstellen zu Bd.1-5. [11 Bde].

      Akademie-Verlag Berlin, 4341 S. Hardcover/ Pappband fest gebunden Bd.7: Rückläufiges Wörterbuch ist nicht vorhanden. 1951-1959.Guter Zustand Bibl-Ex. Bibliothekseinband. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Versand D: 3,99 EUR ägyptisch ägyptische Sprache ägyptisches Wörterbuch Sprachwissenschaft Hieroglyphen Orthographie Handschriften

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      New York: New Directions, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. First issue in slipcase with label pasted on rear, and lacking mention of photographer's name on copyright page. Very Good. Long previous owner gift inscription to front end sheets, and a name written on rear paste down. Cloth lightly soiled; spine lightly dulled. A bit of uneven fading to slip case. All together a rather pleasing copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Goshawk (In Lovely Condition)

      The First UK Edition published by Jonathan Cape in 1951.The BOOK is in near FINE condition and appears unread.Rear cover lightly mottled in places.Crimson top-stain still present.Light offsetting to the endpapers. Free from erasures,markings and inscriptions.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.No fading of red colouring to the spine.A little toning to the white portion of the spine.The T.H.White designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.The story of White's personal journey and training account with a Goshawk, which has recently been taken up again and given great prominence in Helen MacDonald's award winning title 'H Is For Hawk'.Very scarce as a first edition in wrapper - A very sharp copy. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        The Caine Mutiny (Signed)

      NY: Doubleday, 1951. Book shows one nickel-sized bump to the bottom (middle) of the front panel. The dustwrapper is price-clipped and is the second state (with just The City Boy listed on the blurb on the back panel). This is the true first edition (stated) of this rather scarce Wouk that was the basis for the movie of the same name. Overall, a tight, bright, clean copy in a most acceptable dustwrapper. Signed by Mr. Wouk on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++ Price-Clipped.

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        Fictions (First Edition)

      Gallimard, Paris 1951 - Firma del antiguo propietario en su página de respeto. Roces y fatigas en el encuadernado. Algún subrayados a lápiz en su interior. Texto íntegro. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        Le dimanche de la vie -

      Gallimard 1951 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 306 pp. Reliure maroquin rouille à encadrement. Dos lisse avec titre doré. Tête dorée. Couvertures et dos conservés. Reliure signée Michel KIEFFER. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Celui-ci un des 160 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Lafuma, second papier. Le dimanche de la vie est un roman de Raymond Queneau dont l?action se déroule entre les deux guerres mondiales. Julia Ségovie, mercière à Bordeaux, jette son dévolu sur Valentin Brû, héros du roman, simple soldat au dépôt des isolés coloniaux, qui passe devant sa boutique chaque jour. Avec l?aide de sa s?ur et de son beau-frère, qui pourtant l?en dissuadent, elle parvient à se marier avec lui, qui ne semble pas très concerné. .Selon Lacan, le roman de Queneau tourne en dérision l?homme du savoir absolu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tarot Franc-Comtois (jeu de cartes)

      1951 - Jeu de 37 cartes (plusieurs figures ont des variantes) de format 9 x 14 peintes à la main. Sont rajoutées 9 cartes de format 6 x 12, probablement l'ébauche d'un autre jeu. 10 ans après les surréalistes, Raymond Grandjean réinterprète les 21 figures du Tarot de Marseille et le baptise "Tarot Franc-Comtois". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection of 46 Books and Ephemera from Norman Forgue of the Black Cat Press, many inscribed by him

      Chicago: Black Cat Press, Norman Press, 1951. Hardcover. Near Fine. Collection of 46 Books and Ephemera from Norman Forgue of the Black Cat Press. Many inscribed by Forgue, a cofounder of The Black Cat Press in Chicago, a small press that produced literature (notably poetry and prose that was politically to the left). 1. (Anonymous). Christopher Columbus. The Norman Press, nd (ca. 1940). Highlights in American History Number 1. 4pp, color illustrated by Dale Nichols. 2. (Anonymous). John Cabot. The Norman Press, nd (ca. 1940). Highlights in American History Number 2. 4pp, color illustrated by Dale Nichols. 3. (Anonymous). "Dear Diary" Nos. 1-7. The Norman Press, 1942- 43. 7 issues, each reading vertically like a stenographer's notebook and featuring glossy b/w photos on the covers of fetching young women, the "diary entries" in courier font, with illustrations by Barbara Bennett. Also included are 2 postcards. Advertising for Forgue's printing business as well as related businesses of his Chicago colleagues. No copies on OCLC. 4. "Author Unknown." He Is Nothing But A Little Boy. Black Cat Press, 1933. No. 27 of 75 copies. 12mo boards, some shelfwear. Inscribed, "To Jane, a little book for a big girl. Norman W. Forgue." 5. (Anonymous). The Christmas Tree. The Norman Press, nd (ca. 1940). 12mo, stapled wraps, inscribed with the names of the Forgue family, "letter follows." A holiday keepsake. 6. (Anonymous). "Greetin's from a Admirer" Small folded brown sheet hand printed to make 4pp. Done as a keepsake for the Distaff Side Dinner to give to Mr. Frederic W. Goudy on his birthday, printed "by Madeline Forgue with the help of N.F. & A.N., February, 1939." 2 copies on OCLC. 7. (Anonymous). Who Are the Twelve Greatest American Women. Black Cat Press, 1937. One of 500 printed. Sewn wraps, 4pp. 8. Cable, George Washington. The New Arrival. Black Cat Press. Sewn wraps, 4 pp, tanning. No date, ca. 1930s. 9. Concidine, J. Francis. Two Loves, A Poem. Black Cat Press, 1935. Sewn wraps. Copy No. 17 of a limited number, inscribed "for Jane. Norman." 10. Davidson, Gustav. First Editions in American Juvenilia. 8vo, buckram, 29 pp., color title page illustration of either Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer by Paul Hazelrigg. Inscribed, "Jane - look at the title page and skip the rest! Norman" 11. Davis, Frank Marshall. Black Man's Verse. Black Cat Press, 1935. Tall 8vo, black buckram decorated and lettered in silver. "To Jane Hodgins, lest she forget. Norman W. Forgue." Davis moved to Hawaii and figures as an early influence on Barak Obama, as related in Dreams of My Father. 12. English, Harold. "A Greeting to Frederic W. Goudy on his Birthday" from the Immortals. Black Cat Press, 1939. Single tan sheet folded to make 4 pp. 13. Fisher, A. Hugh. Jemshid in Exile and other Poems. Introduction by Walter De La Mare. Black Cat Press, 1935. No. 14 / 150 copies. Tall 8vo, boards, 62pp. 14. Forgue, Norman W. Poorer Richard. Foreword by R. Hunter Middleton, illustrated by Arthur Rahnfeld. Black Cat Press, 1954. Stiff raspberry wraps, 45 pp., illustrated. Smudge on front cover else VG. The author's reminiscences of the printing business in Chicago. 15. -- . Another copy. This one specially bound in half red morocco gilt. Inscribed, "This special copy for Jane, who was once a part of all this. Norman. 12-30- 54." 16. Forgue, Norman. "Purrings" Black Cat Press, 1938. Birth announcement for Forgue's daughter, Stepheny. Single sheet, folded. 17. Forgue, Madeline. Beaten to a Pulp. Black Cat Press, 1937. Sewn wraps, 6pp. 18. Forgue, Stepheny. "Before I Forget, with apologies to Burton Rascoe." Printed by Norman Forgue, 1940, edition of 200. 16mo, boards, 26pp. Written as if from 2-year- old Stepheny Forgue. 19. Forgue, Stepheny. "A Six Month Autobiography." Black Cat Press, 1938. 100 copies. 24mo, sewn blue wraps, 10 pp. 20. Gernon, Blaine Brooks. Lincoln in the Political Circus. Black Cat Press, 1936. 1000 copies. Large 8vo, cloth, dust jacket. Inscribed, "Jane - here is a book from another day…my first 'big' book. Norman" 21. Goudy, Frederic W. "The Type Speaks." Black Cat Press, 1937. 93 copies. Sewn wraps, 4pp. Inscribed, "To Jane, best wishes, Norman" 22. Haas, Irvin. Bibliography of Modern American Presses. Black Cat Press, 1935. 300 copies. Tall 8vo, buckram, 95pp. Light freckling to binding. "To Jane Hodgins, my first bibliography. Norman" 23. Harris, Carla. "The Man in the Smock, from the Memoirs of an ex- Girl Friday." Privately Printed at the Sign of the Gargoyle, 1956. Stapled wraps, 10 pp. Design and typography by Norman Forgue. 24. Harris, Katherine. Winged Thoughts. Black Cat Press, 1937. 150 copies. 12mo, stiff tan wraps, ca. 30pp. 25. Hartman, Frank E. Sonnets. Black Cat Press, 1934. 150 copies. Tall 8vo, cloth backed boards. Inscribed, "To Jane for her Black Cat collection. Norman W. Forgue. 3/26/38." 26. Herndon, William & Rev. James A. Reed. Edited with an introductory note by Douglas C. McMurtrie. Lincoln's Religion…Black Cat Press, 1936. 140 copies. Small 8vo, red cloth gilt, 97pp. Inscribed, "For Jane, this early work. Norman" 27. King, Sherry. "Echo Over The Lethe" Presented to Catherine Angeline. Black Cat Press, 1934. Single sheet, folded. 12-line poem in italics. Some light discoloration and tanning. According to the colophon, "Two Copies of this typographic keepsake designed and printed by Norman W. Forgue at the Black Cat Press, Chicago." 28. Kipling, Rudyard. The Mother Hive. Norman Press, 1939. Sewn red wraps, 28 pp. In similarly mica-specked gray envelope with "Jane" in pen, and in matching red mica-specked larger envelope addressed to Jane Hodgins. 29. Klinefelter, Walter. Illustrations in Miniature. Postal Designs from Books & Manuscripts. Black Cat Press, 1939. 500 copies. 12mo, gray boards, 26 pp. Inscribed, "To Jane who I hope will fill in the illustrations. Norman" 30. -- . Books About Poictesme, an essay in imaginative bibliography. Black Cat Press, 1937. 150 copies. 8vo, cloth backed boards, 28pp. Inscribed, "Jane, a ghost from the past - the books, I mean. Norman" 31. -- . Ex Libris A. Conan Coyle, Sherlock Holmes. Decorations by Dale Nichols. Black Cat Press, 1938. 250 copies. 8vo, buckram gilt, 58 pp. Inscribed, "Jane - this is a collector's item on two counts - subject and illustrator. NWF" 32. Kramer, Sidney. Preface by Frederic G. Melcher. A History of Stone & Kimball and Herbert S. Stone & Co., with a Bibliography of their Publications, 1893-1905. Norman W. Forgue, 1940. 1000 copies on laid ivory. 8vo, red cloth gilt, 379pp, ill. Inscribed for Jane Hodgins from Kramer in 1940, and also, "the publisher adds his thanks for your help. Norman" 33. Larson, Fred T. Wood Engravings. Black Cat Press, 1938. 200 copies. 8vo, cloth in dust jacket. With a foreword by Jewell F. Stevens. Inscribed, "For Jane Peters, who I hope will one day own a set of the originals. Norman" 34. LeGallienne, Richard. Poets and Publishers. Black Cat Press, 1936. 300 copies. 12mo, boards, 36 pp. Inscribed, "To Jane - from, according to this small volume - a knave - Norman" 35. -- . Anarchy in a Library, a fable for socialists. Zonne & Co., Binders, 1936. 500 copies. Design and typography by Norman Forgue. Small 8vo, boards, 20pp. Inscribed, "For Jane - and I hope it causes no anarchy in her library. Norman" 36. -- . The Philosophy of Limited Editions. Zonne & Co., 1936. 500 copies. 12mo, boards. Inscribed, "Jane - from Norman" 37. Lincoln, Abraham. "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand; The Text of this Celebrated Speech…" Black Cat Press, 1936. 140 copies. Tall 8vo, blue cloth gilt. Inscribed, "To Jane for her 'collection' Norman" 38. Lucretius. On Life & Death. Translated in the metre of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat by W. H. Mallock, introduction by Frank E. Hartman, decorations in color by Calvin Brazelton. Black Cat Press, 1936. 150 copies. 8vo, black cloth, leather gilt spine label, 51 pp. Inscribed, "For Jane, with the best of wishes from Norman" 39. Middleton, R. Hunter. Making Printers' Typefaces. Black Cat Press, 1938. 36pp plus plates. 8vo, cloth in dust jacket. Inscribed, "Jane, this was one of the '50 books' Norman" 40. Orton, Vrest. Goudy, Master of Letters. With an introduction by Frederic W. Goudy. Black Cat Press, 1939. 500 copies. 8vo, red buckram gilt, 100 pp, ill. Inscribed, "To Jane, Here was a man - a wonderful man. Norman" 41. Paul, Louis. The Man Who Left Home. Black Cat Press, 1938. 149 copies. This one signed at the colophon by Paul. Tall 8vo, cloth backed boards. Inscribed, "To Jane from Norman" 42. Rein, David. Vardis Fisher: Challenge to Evasion. Preface by Vardis Fisher. Normandie House, 1938. 400 copies. 8vo, deep red buckram gilt, 63 pp. Inscribed, "To Jane - Just because - Norman" 43. Starrett, Vincent. Oriental Encounters, two essays in bad taste. Normandie House, 1938. 249 copies. Signed by Starrett at the dedication. Tall 8vo, orange cloth gilt, 43 pp. In worn slipcase. Inscribed, "This dear Jane is one of my favorites. Norman" 44. Todrin, Boris. 5 Days. Austria: February 12 th to 17 th , 1934. Black Cat Press, 1936. Tall 8vo, red cloth, 44pp. Poetry. 45. Van Dyke, Henry. "Christmas Giving & Christmas Living" Privately Printed, 1934. 150 copies. Small 8vo, wraps, ca. 20 pp. Design and typography by Norman Forgue. 46. Zara, Louis. The Santa Who Was Late. Norman Press, 1951. Wraps. Norman W. Forgue (1904-1985), a lifelong resident of Chicago, started the Black Cat Press in 1932 while working for the Ludlow Typographic Company. Many of his early books owe a debt to the great typographer Frederic Goudy. Forgue was fairly progressive politically and aesthetically and established connections with some of the Midwest's more forward- thinking writers. He was the first to publish books by the African-American poet Frank Davis, for example, who later figured in Barak Obama's early life. In 1961 Forgue began publishing miniature books and the Black Cat Press became acclaimed for those books and known more for their miniatures than for small press items. The items in this collection date back to the earliest years, however, comprising a fine cross-section of books and ephemera - prose, poetry, bibliography, typography, holiday greetings, advertising - from one of Chicago's finest 20 th century small presses, many inscribed to a close friend of Forgue.

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition stated, first printing. Good, with fraying and exposure at spine ends and corners, light scuffing to boards, title stamping on spine almost completely rubbed, lean to spine, light foxing to pages. Lacking the dust jacket. A true first printing of Salinger's classic coming-of-age novel.

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        White Man Remines

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1951. Book. Illus. by Angus Newton Keith. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo (9 1/2"). Illustrations by Keith. Small owner's stamp; on front end paper. Spine two small stains not affecting tex. Decorative end papers. Inscribed, "For Sally Robinson with best wishes Angus Newton keith" Signed on the half title page. 310 pp..

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        I Promessi Sposi.

      Parigi, Tallone, Hotel de Sagonne, 1951. Tre volumi in 4to grande (cm. 29,3); ogni volume con astuccio originale in tela e camicia. Stampata su carta distinta in 450 esemplari numerati su apposita carta delle manifatture Lana, recante nella filigrana il nome di Manzoni. Axs

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        Einheit - Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis des Wissenschaftlichen Sozialismus. Konvolut von über 200 Heften aus den Jahren 1951 - bis bis 1986 - 43 Jahrgang. Vorhanden sind: 1951-18 Hefte - Unvollständiger Jahrgang??? // 1954 - 9 Jahrgang 1954 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1955 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang //1956 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1958 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1959 -1 Hefte -es fehlt heft 9// 1960 - -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1961 -11 Hefte - es fehlt heft 2 // 1962 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1963 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1964 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1965 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1966 -7 Hefte - Hefrt 1 bis 7 // 1967 -4 Hefte - Hef

      Dietz, 1951- 1988., Berlin, - 32 x 24 cm. ca. 80 S. pro Heft. ISBN: Keine. Kartoniert / Soft cover. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! NK-Lager . (ZS). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      NEW YORK: HOWARD FAST, 1951. Novel. First printing. Basis for the 1960 Stanley Kubrick film. This is the self published First Edition. The author had been blacklisted at the time and could not publish otherwise. Hard cover with illustrated dust jacket. Small area of surface damage on DJ spine, where a label has been removed. Small closed tear on bottom inside/outside edge of DJ. Not price clipped($2.50 price). Slight wear/small nicks on DJ edges. Side edge of DJ is rather creased. Yellow boards. Tape residue on front pastedown. Tanned and slightly foxed pages. Side edges of pages are rough edged. Thumb nail wear/distortion mark on a small area of the side edge of one page. Previous owner inscription on the front free endpaper. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by CHARLES WHITE(JACKET ART). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Paul et Jean-Paul

      Grasset 1951 - - Grasset, Paris 1951, 17x22,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 12 exemplaires numérotés sur Montval, tirage de tête. Une petite déchirure sans gravité et recollée en pied d'un mors. Rare et agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 12 exemplaires numérotés sur Montval, tirage de tête. Une petite déchirure sans gravité et recollée en pied d'un mors. Rare et agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Inscribed Portrait Photograph.


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        Fertile Image

      London: Faber and Faber 1951 - First Edition. Small quarto. 64 black and white plates. Mostly studies of the natural world by this artist best known for his painting. Edited by Margaret Nash with an introduction by James Laver. Posthumous publication. (Parr / Badger, v2, 139). Former owner's signature and date, offsetting to the endpapers, else near fine in a near fine jacket, bright, but with a little offsetting at the verso and a bit of edgewear. Unaccountably scarce in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little Brown, 1951. First. hardcover. near fine/very good. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. Boston: Little Brown, 1951 Reprinted July, 1951, (twice) the same month as the first, i.e. a third printing. The dust wrapper, with the $3.00 price & photo by Lotte Jacobi on the back panel is lightly chipped at the edges.

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        Ohne Titel.

      -,, Paris, 1951 - Collage. Paris, -, 1951. ca. 41 x 48,5 cm. Gerahmt. Mit eighd. datierter Signatur. - Trägerpapier etw. wellig. - Adrian, (1930 - 2008), wurde in Wien geboren. Nach der Matura studierte er ab 1950 an der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien bei Fritz Wotruba sowie in Paris und Mailand. In den 50er und 60er Jahren stand der Künstler in einem Naheverhältnis zur Wiener Gruppe, er weitete das Feld der Bildhauerei und Malerei auf das Medium Film aus. Ausgangspunkte von Adrians Schaffen waren Plastik, Malerei, Op-Art, Computerkunst und konkrete Poesie. Parallel zu seinen literarischen, plastischen und bildenden Arbeiten schuf Adrian eine Reihe von avantgardistischen Filmen. Von Anfang an waren seine Streifen dabei eine Auseinandersetzung mit herrschenden Ideologien und behandelten Themen wie Gewalt, Sexualität, Macht und Staat, Wahrnehmung und Täuschung. Zunehmend begann er sich jedoch psychologisch-narrativen Themen zu widmen. Adrian gehörte in den 50er Jahren zusammen mit Peter Kubelka und Ferry Radax zur ersten Generation des österreichischen Avantgardefilms. Neben seiner künstlerischen Arbeit begann Adrian ab 1970, an künstlerischen Hochschulen u.a. in Hamburg, Cambridge und Wien zu unterrichten. 1988 war er österreichischer Vertreter bei der "Olympiade des artistes" in Seoul, Einzelausstellungen fanden zudem in Europa, den USA und Indien statt. Erste Auszeichnungen erhielt der Künstler bereits in den 60er Jahren: so wurde er u.a. 1992 mit dem Österreichischen Würdigungspreis für Filmkunst und dem ersten Preis der Kurzfilmfestivals "Filmzwerge" in Münster ausgezeichnet. (Zitat nach APA und „Die Presse"). Deutsch

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