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        Signed Photograph

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Exceedingly rare signed photograph on the cover of a complete program from the French jazz guitarist and composer who was one of the most influential guitarists of his time. He was the creator of the "hot" jazz style of guitar playing, created after two of his fingers on his playing hand were paralyzed from a fire. He died in 1951 at the age of 43 from a brain hemorrhage. <br><br><br />Obtained at a Basel performance during Reinhart's 1946 European Tour by our consignor's father, Ellis Gruber, an amateur jazz pianist who while in Europe for medical school was commissioned by the Melody Maker paper (London) to attend and write a review of the Django show, a xerox copy of which is included. The program exhibits light handling wear and a horizontal fold across the middle, else fine. <br><br><br />Reinhardt remains one of the most renowned jazz guitarists and with violinist Stéphane Grappelli, he cofounded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as "one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz."

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        Kamen no kokuhaku [English title: Confessions of a Mask]

      Kaizosha, Tokyo 1951 - Yukio Mishima's second novel, 'Kamen no Kakuhaku' or 'Confessions of a Mask,' made Mishima famous by the time he was 24. A putative semi-autobiography about a weak-bodied young man who masks his homosexuality to assimilate into wartime Japanese society, the novel helped to launch Mishima's celebrated twenty-year careerâ&#128;"cut short by his ritual suicide after a failed coup-d'etat in 1970. This copy of the second Japanese edition is warmly inscribed in English to iconic gay American novelist Sanford Friedman, and dated Japan 1952. (Friedman's most celebrated book, â&#128;&#156;Totempole,â&#128;&#157; is the story of a soldier's gay love affair with a prisoner during the Korean war, in which Friedman served). A rich association copy of Mishima's most important work. 8vo. Later edition. INSCRIBED by Mishima in English to American author Sanford Friedman, and dated January 13, 1953. Original pictorial wrappers. Text in Japanese. Publication provided via WorldCat. Binding cracked at table of contents (needing repair). Some soiling and chipping to wrappers, with soiling to endpapers. Toning to leaves. A remarkable association copy ('for the recollection of your staying in Japan') from one author of an iconic work in gay literature to another. Good in wrappers. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown and Company 1951 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Oeuvres Complètes En 25 Volumes

      Pierre LARRIVE, Paris 1951 - Demi-Reliure marron à coins , dos lisse avec fleuron , auteur , titre , tomaison , doré . Edition numérotée 581/ 1000 , imprimée sur Vélin du Marais portant en filigrane "Stendhal" et le monogramme du Mouflon . Texte établi par Georges Eudes . Chaque volume est illustré d'un frontispice gravé par Traynier ou Guezennec . Détail des volumes . - Tome 1 , Vies d'Haydn , de Mozart et de Métastase . - 2 , Vie de Rossini , Notes d'un dilettante . - 3 , Histoire de la Peinture en Italie . - 4 , Rome , Naples et Florence . - 5 et 6 , Promenades dans Rome tome premier et second . - 7et 8 , Mémoires d'un Touriste tome premier et second . - 9 , Armance , Romans et Nouvelles . - 10 Le Rouge et le Noir . - 11 , L'Abbesse de Castro , Chroniques Italiennes . - 12 , La Chartreuse de Parme . - 13 et 14 , Lucien Leuwen tome premier et second . - 15 , De l'Amour . - 16 , Racine et Shakespeare . - 17 , Napoléon . - 18 , Vie de Henri Brulard . - 19 , Souvenirs d'égotisme . - 20 , 21 , 22 , Journal 1 ( 1801-1805 ) et 2 . - 23 , 24 , 25 , Correspondance tomes 1, 2 , 3 . Intérieur frais . Griffures sur les reliures et petit manque en haut de coiffe pour le volume 19 . Sans frais de port supplémentaires . - ensemble de + de 30 kg. Size: In Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Au vert paradis du livre]
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        Quinze jours avec la mort

      First edition, one of the 35 ex numbered on Holland paper, deluxe edition.Beautiful copy, witnesses kept. Plon Paris 1951 14,5x20cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Fox and the Crow #1

      New York: D C Comics (National Periodicals), 1951. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Fine. Comic Book. Standard format and size. First Printing. 10 cent cover price. FINE. Binding firm and square. Corners fairly pointed with miniscule chip to bottom right. Without tears, creases or bumps. But for rubbed spot near top left corner, not marked in any way and very clean, and bright with slight tanning to paper. All comics carefully wrapped and sent boxed.

      [Bookseller: Tree Frog Fine Books and Graphic Arts]
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        Over het werk van Corneille gevolgd door een gedicht. (Met 5 originele linoleumsneden van de schilder).

      - (Amsterdam), Kunsthandel Martinet en Michels, (1951). 12,0 x 16,0 cm. Geniet met transparant omslag. (24) p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 200 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Langwerpige hap uit het transparante omslag. Keurig exemplaar.* Nummer 94 met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van Corneille onder het colofon: 'Voor Paul Citroën [sic]/ in vriendschap gegeven/ Corneille/ Schiedam/ 20 juni 56'. Bij het schrijven van de opdracht haperde de pen van Corneille, vandaar dat de opdracht in zowel zwarte inkt als balpen geschreven is. In de originele, door Corneille beschreven en vanuit Parijs verstuurde envelop. BHC 9.B.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis ILAB]
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        Greta Garbo's savings account bank passbook with a picture of Teddy Roosevelt on the front

      New York, 1951-1960. 3.5" x 4.5". "Her passbook, kept for an account she maintained in trust for her brother, Sven Gustaffson at The Roosevelt Savings Bank (Brooklyn), five leaves + covers, 3.5"" x 4.5"", kept between July 12, 1951 and April 11, 1960. Offered together with a 8.5"" x 3.5"" receipt noting the deposit of the same funds ($6,393.18) into her account with The Chase Manhattan Bank on April 12, 1960. Light marginal wear, cancellation punches, else very fine condition overall.According to her grand-niece, Garbo, who had experienced the bank failures of the Great Depression, kept her funds in a wide variety of bank accounts. From the estate of Greta Garbo. Offered with a letter of provenance."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Ullmanns Encyklopädie der technischen Chemie. Hier Band 1-20 in 21 Büchern und 2 Hefte Register ! So komplett !

      München/Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg Verlag, 1951 - 8°, zusammen ca. 18000 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, betitelte Originalleinenbände mit Goldprg. und betitelten Originalumschlägen diese mit Gebrauchssp. sonst guter Zustand - 1951-1969 ! Hier Band 1-20 in 21 Büchern (Band 20 Gesamtregister und 2 Zusatzhefte Register ! So absolut komplett ! b84535 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 40000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
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        From Here to Eternity

      861 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 6") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Inscribed by the author. First printing, with 'A' on copyright page, first issue jacket with authors photo on rear panel rather than reviews found on later issue jackets.Jones' first book, basis for the 1953 film starring Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, and Frank Sinatra.From Here to Eternity is the debut novel of American author James Jones, published by Scribner's in 1951. It is loosely based on Jones' experiences in the pre-World War II Hawaiian Division's 27th Infantry and the unit in which he served, Company E ("The Boxing Company"). Fellow company member Hal Gould said that while the novel was based on the company, including some depictions of actual persons, the characters are fictional and both the harsh conditions and described events are inventions. From Here to Eternity won the National Book Award and was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library Board. There were three screen adaptations.Condition:Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. A stamp on the front free endpaper reading "Book No" with the number 1035 in holograph but this is the trade edition not the "Presentation Edition". Jacket lightly edge worn; small tears to cloth at head of spine; book and jacket very good.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Aus der Dreigroschenoper. 12 Originallithografien von Georges Item. / Opera de quat'sous. 12 lithographies originales tirées à la main par Georges Item

      Bienne 1951 - Bienne, 1951. Grand folio. En feuillets. Sous chemise. No. 31/37 exemplaires numérotés et signés. - Belle suite sur les sujets de Brecht. - Bel exemplaire. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Der Erwählte. Roman.

      Frankfurt, S. Fischer Verlag, 1951. - Ca. 19 x 12 cm. 319 (5) Seiten. Erste öffentliche Ausgabe im Rahmen der Stockholmer Gesamtausgabe bei S. Fischer in Frankfurt. Potempa D 11.2; Bürgin I, 89 A. Vorsatz mit Widmung und Unterschrift von Thomas Mann für Ludwig Marcuse, datiert 23. V. 1951. Mit Bleistiftanstreichungen am Rand, wohl von Marcuse. Einbandrücken verblichen und fleckig. Brauner Original-Leinenband mit Deckelvignette und Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        Original production layout drawings for Alice in Wonderland

      Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Studios,, 1951. Blue pencil on paper; the art has been framed and matted to an image area of 13.5 x 10 ins. Two full-figure sketches of Alice walking up to the flamingo croquet mallets. A nice example of concept art, used by the Disney studio in preproduction for visual development.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'homme révolté

      Gallimard 1951 - - Gallimard, Paris 1951, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Dos gauchi et insolé, papier jauni, notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise en demi chagrin gris et étui, l'ensemble signé de Devauchelle. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus : "A André Belamich, pour nos vingt ans d'amitié." Belamich rencontre Camus en 1932 sur les bancs du cours de philosophie de Jean Grenier au lycée Bugeaud d'Alger, la fameuse « Khâgne africaine ». Après avoir participé ensemble à l'aventure du Parti Communiste Algérien, Camus et Belamich forment avec d'autres penseurs et artistes ce que l'on nomme aujourd'hui "l'Ecole d'Alger" réunissant autour de l'éditeur et libraire Edmond Charlot une génération d'esprits progressistes dont Claude de Fréminville, Max-Pol Fouchet, René-Jean Clot, emmanuel Roblès et Gabriel Audisio. Après plusieurs traductions pour Charlot de Jane Austin et David Lawrence, Belamich devient surtout, à l'initiative et avec le soutien de Camus, le principal traducteur de Garcia Lorca et l'instigateur de sa diffusion en France. L'indéfectible amitié qui l'unit à Camus jusqu'à sa mort - il est à ses côtés lors de la remise de son Prix Nobel - font de lui un des principaux témoins de la vie de l'écrivain comme l'attestent ses contributions aux biographies de Herbert R. Lottman et de Olivier Todd. Emouvant et précieux envoi à cet ami des premières heures algériennes qui ont construit l'humanisme de Camus et auxquelles il consacra son dernier roman inachevé : « Le premier homme ». [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the theatrical adaptation established by Albert Camus, one of the review copies service. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus to his close friend Andre Belamich . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Collection of 46 Books and Ephemera from Norman Forgue of the Black Cat Press, many inscribed by him

      Black Cat Press, Norman Press, Chicago 1951 - 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, F [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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      Printed by Chromoworks for J. Lyons & Co. 1951 - Still life designed and lithographed by Barnett Freedman. J. Lyons & Co. Lithographs, Second Series, No. 4. Framed and glazed. 97 x 72 cms. Very good. A still life of wind and woodwind intruments lying on a table - Freedman also made an oil painting on the same theme which J. Lyons presented to the Tate.

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Cosmo Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Beattie Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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.)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Prandi s.n.c.]
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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&#146;s publisher&#146;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&#146;s bright yellow "BOOK FOR REVIEW" slip is laid in at the half-title, specifying a publication date of "October 11, 1951". Wollheim&#146;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&#146;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 &#150; as clearly as those of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein &#150; 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&#146;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..

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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.

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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.

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