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        The Illustrated Man

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1951. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. Ray Bradbury. Signed, dated, & Illustrated with a Caricature of himself by the Author; 8vo, beige buckram, red pictorial dust jacket, 251 + [1p. Epilogue} + [2] pages. Rare copy of Ray Bradbury's important collection of stories with his amusing SELF PORTRAIT/CARICATURE; inscribed to "Joel!' by the author; dated Oct. 23, 72." This third collection of short stories by the great Sci-Fi author includes "Prologue: The Illustrated Man," "The Long Rain," "Zero Hour," "The Velt," and "Kaleidoscope," among several other titles. According to Clute & Nicholls, Encyclopedia of SF: "RB's vintage years are normally thought to be 1946-55, his short-story collections of that period are certainly superior to those he produced later. They began with The Illustrated man (coll. 1951; with 2 stories added and 4 deleted, rev. 1952 UK), in which the tales are given a linking framework; they are all seen as magical tattoos which, springing from the body of the protagonist, become living stories. Three were filmed as The Illustrated Man by Jack Smight in 1968" (p.152). Rod Steiger starred in the film. Dust jacket has been slightly trimmed at corners not affecting the price of "$2.75" (therefore, first state) with slight rubbing and a few minute tears at extremities of the very good or better jacket. Two 1/2" neat red pencil streaks on rear pastedown. Bleiler, Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 256; Anatomy of Wonder (1995), "Best Books": 769; Locke, Spectrum of Fantasy, I p.39; Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp.1008-13.

      [Bookseller: Borg Antiquarian]
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        The Bahrein Islands (750-1951). A contribution to the study of Power Politics in the Persian Gulf. An historical, economic, and geogra[p]hical survey.

      New York, Verry, Fisher & Co., 1951. - 8vo. 128 pp. With printed portrait frontispiece (Salman ibn Hamad Al Khalifa, The Sheik of Bahrein), 3 plates (including a colour plate of the Bahrain flag), and a printed map. Contemp. red cloth with printed cover label and giltstamped spine title. Fundamental 1950s study of Bahrain's geography, history, and politics. Includes selected bibliography and an appendix of documents. OCLC 402008. Not in Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Verzierte gotische Einbände im alten deutschen Sprachgebiet

      M. Hettler 1951 - Book 1 and 2 a library rebound copy of the 1953 Edition. the usual stamps and stickers, Good tight binding. The outer cover spine area is a little darkened. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        The Town and the City.

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1951. The first UK edition, first printing of the author's first book. 8vo. 499pp. Beige cloth lettered in red at spine. Backstrip and upper edges of boards lightly spotted. Endpapers partially browned and with some additional light spotting which also impacts several preliminary and (blank) concluding leaves. A very good copy in very good non-clipped pictorial dust wrapper designed by Stein, with just a touch of spotting and tanning, several tiny closed tears and several slivers of loss from spine ends. First published by Harcourt Brace in the US in March 1950, this distinctly more uncommon UK edition followed a year later. The novel was not a success: it was trashed by a number of reviewers, Kerouac's royalties did not exceed his advance of $1,000 and it was six years before the publication of his next novel, 'On the Road'.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        From Here to Eternity

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's "A" and logo are present on the copyright page. First issue jacket priced at $4.50. Signed by James Jones on the front endpaper. Inscribed with best wishes. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots, short tear. Age toning, bookplate at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, light spots, shelf wear, short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Requiem for a Nun

      1951 - FAULKNER, William. Requiem For A Nun. New York: Random House, (1951). Octavo, original three-quarter black cloth gilt, marbled boards, original acetate dust jacket. $2800.Signed limited first edition, number 246 of only 750 copies signed by Faulkner.In this sequel to Sanctuary, Faulkner combined fictional and dramatic techniques. “On one level Requiem For A Nun would follow Temple Drake’s destiny; on another it would be a study in crime and punishment; on still another it would ring in the vast processes of geological and historical change” (Blotner, 542). Faulkner himself favorably described the work as “a little on the esoteric side, like As I Lay Dying” (Karl, 495). Petersen A32.1a. See Brodsky 302. Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Dix, Otto. - "Mutter und Kind".

      - Farblithografie / Pinsel- & Kreidelithografie, in Braun & Rosa, 1951. Von Otto Dix. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 52/57. 57,3 x 46,3 cm (Darstellung / Druckbild) / 68,5 x 55,5 cm (Blatt). Karsch 193. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert. Links eigenhändige Auflagenbezeichnung und Titel. - Seltene Farbvariante innerhalb der Auflage! - Originalrandiges Exemplar. Sehr guter Zustand. Otto Dix (1891 Untermhaus / heute Gera - 1969 Singen am Hohentwiel). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, bedeutender Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. 1909-14 an Königlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1914-18 Militärdienst als Kriegsfreiwilliger. 1919 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie, Atelier am Antonplatz. Gründungsmitglied der "Dresdner Sezession Gruppe 1919". 1922 Umzug nach Düsseldorf. 1925-27 wohnhaft in Berlin. Seit 1927 Professor für Malerei an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. 1933 wurde er durch die Nationalsozialisten seines Amtes enthoben und als "entartet" diffamiert. 1936 Übersiedlung nach Hemmenhofen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society.

      Oxford, University Press, 1951-2013. 3. Serie Bände 1-107 in 110 Bänden und 6 Heften.ISSN: 0024-6115. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      Wichita The Wichita Publishing Co 1951. First edition 101 pages Very good condition in a fair to good dust jacket; Jacket has a couple tears and a few small pieces missing and is somewhat soiled; Front end paper sports two former owner signatures.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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        Dianetics: The Original Thesis

      Wichita, KS.: The Wichita Publishing Co., 1951. First edition. Hardcover. 101pp. Octavo [22 cm] Green cloth covered boards. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are very lightly rubbed and bumped. There is an ink stamp on the title page, and a line has been drawn through the publisher information. The pages are slightly yellowed, but very clean. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with very light rubbing and soiling. The front panel has an ink stamp and the publisher information has been crossed out. The edges are lightly chipped, and there is a slightly larger chip in the paper at the head of the spine. There is a light stain along the fold of the front inside flap, and there are a couple of small stains on the bottom edge of the rear panel. There are also a couple of short closed tears in the edges. The word Scientology, created by L. Ron Hubbard, derives from the Latin scio which means ?"know?" or ?"distinguish,?" and from the Greek word logos which signifies ?"reason itself?" or ?"inward thought.?"

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Une saison en enfer. Les deserts de l'amour. Les illuminations.

      Gonin Lausanne, 1951 - 160 S. 40 gefaltete Büttenblätter in Halb-Pergamentmappe. Mit 24 Originallithographien auf Büttenpapier. Exemplar Nr. 8 von 20 der Vorzugsausgabe für die Künstler (Exemplaire d'artiste). Sign. von Künstler u. Herausgeber. Sehr guter Zustand *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei *** Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftl. Antiquariat Th. Haker e.K]
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        Puissances de Paris.

      Les Bibliophiles du Palais 1951 - Un volume in-folio (31,5 c mx 24,5 cm), 121 pp. Eaux-fortes d'André Lhôte (18). Un des deux cents exemplaires sur vélin du marais. Numéroté au nom du Sociétaire. En feuilles sous couverture chemise et étui cartonné beige à bordures rouges. Invitation au voyage dans les plus beaux endroits de la Capitale. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Enciclopedia italiana - 44 volumi

      istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 1951 - italiano

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        HISTORIA NOBILIARIA DE ESPAÑOLA. ( Contribución a su Estudio ). 1ª edición de 300 ejemplares numerados, aquí 55. Obra premiada por la Diputación de la Grandeza de España en el Concurso de 1936. II volúmenes

      1951 - Madrid. Imprenta y Editorial Maestre. 1951-1953. Dos volúmenes. O.C. 4º, xvi-596pp-1h para colofón, 534pp-1h para colofón. Bella encuadernación heterogénea, al vol I. pleno tafilete piel corinto, hierros y tipos dorados en lomera, al vol II. pleno tafilete gram corinto, tres ruedas doradas a modo de orla en ambos planos, escudo heráldico grabado en oro en cubierta delantera, cinco nervios, lomera con hierros y tipos dorados, cantos, contracantos, interior realizado a modo de marco también en piel con ruedas doradas, guardas enteladas en seda, charnelas de piel y cortes cincelados -el de cabeza decorado, dorado y tintado-, papel crema. Apenas señal de óxido en guardas, interior muy limpio. Magnífico ejemplar de este importe y raro nobiliario que no se volvió a editar y difícil conseguir completo. Miguel Lasso de la Vega y López de Tejada, marqués de Saltillo, Carmona, Sevilla, 1893-1957. Profesor e historiador español. Cultivó los estudios históricos, especialmente en Genealogía y Heráldica, ramas en las que llegó a ser autoridad indiscutible. En palabras de J. L. Vázquez Dodero, La Vanguardia Española, 29/12/57: ".No creo que hubiese en España, desde hace no sé cuántos lustros, genealogista más autorizado que el autor de «Historia nobiliaria de España». Hombre exquisito en cualquiera de sus aspectos, le iba tan perfectamente bien el cultivo de las genealogías como el marquesado." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MIMO Libros]
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      [Mainly Waterbury, Ct, 1951. One cloth photograph album, two paperbound photo albums, numerous loose album pages, and the remainder of approximately 950 photographs loose. Some slightly faded, minor edge wear, a handful unevenly trimmed, almost all of the loose photos previously mounted, with adhesive and paper remnants on verso. A handsome and engaging assemblage. An amazing collection of vernacular photography, most detailing public works projects in Connecticut from the late 1920s through the 1940s. The earliest of the photos are housed in the cloth photo album and date from 1892 to 1894, showing the construction of the Washington Avenue bridge and sewer system in Waterbury, Connecticut and the construction of the Bethany Dam. In fact, the lion's share of the photos in the present archive come from Waterbury, Bethany, or other towns in New Haven and Litchfield counties. The majority of the images in the album focus on the Bethany Dam project, with additional shots of houses and other buildings presumably near the site, perhaps structures now lost in the wake of the dam's construction. Other photos show construction of a pipeline and a small pedestrian bridge. The next important series of photos, several hundred of them in fact, focus on the construction of the Shepaug Dam, which the city of Waterbury completed in 1933 to divert water from the Shepaug River to Waterbury city reservoirs. Over a third of the total number of photographs in the archive concern either the Shepaug or Bantam rivers, most with manuscript captions on the verso. Most of these photos show the construction of the dam, the Shepaug River Bridge, or the Bantam River or Morris, Connecticut siphon tunnels. These photos date from about 1919 to the mid-1930s, concentrated mostly around the late '20s and early '30s, when most of the construction was accomplished. There are also numerous photos of the power station and other related buildings around the construction site. The majority of the remainder of the archive shows road, bridge, and waterway construction from all around the Waterbury area, including a great many photos showing downtown Waterbury, and with numerous images of the construction or paving of roads such as Watertown Avenue, Alder Street, Baldwin Street, or Lovers Lane near the Mad River Bridge, as well as the Shepaug River Bridge, Bank Street Bridge, Turkey Hill Bridge, Sheffield Street Bridge, and the Silver Street Bridge over the Mad River. There is a striking juxtaposition of two photos in one of the paperbound albums, showing the South Main Street Bridge as it was in 1929 and as it was renewed in 1940, both shots taken from practically the same vantage point. The snapshots highlight the difference in bridge construction styles, the older showing the traditional trestle system common in the 19th century and then the sleeker, modern box girder style. There are a couple dozen images marking the period between the two bridges, showing the dismantling of the old and the rising of the new. The other paperbound album spotlights Chase Park, the Chase Parkway, and a bridge built over Sled Haul Brook. The images date from 1927 to 1938 and reveal a landscape transformed from a rural park area to a modern parkway, complete with a brand new bridge. This series of about 100 photographs is particularly interesting for its depiction of the march of progress through a particularly scenic rural Connecticut area. Another series of over seventy photographs shows the construction of a pipeline along Great Brook in Waterbury from 1919 to 1935. The photographs follow Great Brook at the Naugatuck River from South Main Street, along Elm Street, Meadow Street, and Brook Street to North Main Street. This selection of photographs, more than any other in the archive, shows people at work on the project, building the pipe and paving the foundation of the waterway. It appears that the project was intended to change the flow of water near Waterbury, perhaps to supply water to a different part of the city, relieve flooding in the area, or divert the water to a reservoir. This archive is an important treasure trove for the urban planner or developer, or anyone studying water use, engineering, architecture, or public works projects, specifically dam, bridge, and road construction. Some groups of photographs are like time-lapse photography; one can almost watch the Shepaug River Bridge being built from the foundation to finished product through a couple hundred photographs. The photos reveal the massive nature of this and other public works projects, especially interesting since most of the work here was begun and completed in the darkest years of the Great Depression.

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        The End of the Affair

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1951. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. Mild wear to extremities, pages with toning, front hinge cracked, in the dust jacket with shallow chipping to top end of spine, splitting along lower front spine edge, light spotting to panels and spine. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        From Here to Eternity

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1951 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's "A" and logo are present on the copyright page. First issue jacket priced at $4.50. Signed by James Jones on the front endpaper. Inscribed with best wishes. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots, short tear. Age toning, bookplate at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, light spots, shelf wear, short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: 1874-1920: Years of Adventure.

      New York:: Macmillan Company,. 1951.. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To my friend Otto G. Lindberg from Herbert Hoover." Lindberg's great claim to fame is that in the 1930's as founder of General Drafting Co., a map-making business, he and his assistant, Ernest Alpers, added a totally fictitious place called "Agloe" to an out-of-the-way dirt road in New York state (to keep other companies from pirating their maps). "Agloe," which was an anagram of their combined initials, has subsequently appeared on maps for years -- and was only just removed from Google Maps in 2014. Fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with minor wear and chipping on the corners and spine ends. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Le soulier de satin

      - 1/17 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives (n° 74) pour un tirage total de 345. Signatures de Paul Claudel et d'Yves Brayer en page de justification. Le volume comprend sous chemise une suite des 20 hors-texte et in texte avec une décomposition des bois d'un hors-texte. Les 58 illustrations de Yves Brayer sont gravées sur bois en couleurs par Gérard Angiolini. Les édition Coulouma, 1951. Grand in 4 en feuilles sous chemise et étui avec emboitage (frottis à l'emboitage). Bel exemplaire bien frais.

      [Bookseller: Le Beau Livre]
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        Ballet - in lingua francese

      Art et Industrie 1951 -

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        4 (davon 3 ms. und 1 eigenh.) Briefe mit eh. U. in verschiedenen Variationen.

      Oberstdorf im Allgäu und Chardonne sur Vevey, 1948 bis 1951. - Zusammen (1+1+½+¾=) 3¼ SS. auf 4 Bll. Gr.-4to. An den Publizisten Rudolf Goldschmit-Jentner (1890–1964) betr. einer Verabredung in München anläßlich einer „Internationalen Jugendtagung" (22. Mai 1948), mit Dank für die Zusendung von Goldschmit-Jentners „Christoph Columbus" (30. Dezember 1949) und mit dem Ausdruck seines Bedauerns, einer Premiere in Hamburg nicht beigewohnt haben zu können (25. Januar 1951). „Leider fand ich Ihren Gruß hier gerade bei der Rueckkehr von einem mehrtaegigen Besuch in Muenchen vor! Haette ich gewußt, dass Sie dort sind, dann haetten wir uns diesmal sicher nicht verfehlt [.] Da ich jetzt tief in der Arbeit an meinem neuen Stueck bin (noch nicht der Engelmann-Bearbeitung, die dann sofort dran kommt, sondern einem eignen Stueck, das ich seit einem Jahr plane, vor einem halben Jahr entworfen habe und das jetzt zuerst fertig werden muss), komme ick [!] nicht vor der zweiten Novemberhaelfte, und dann sind Sie ja vermutlich auch wieder da [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 26. Oktober 1949; gemeint ist hier wohl das Drama „Der Gesang im Feuerofen", das 1950 bei S. Fischer erscheinen und seine Uraufführung im November des Jahres in Göttingen erleben sollte). – Zwei Briefe mit kleineren Randschäden und zwei mit größeren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        [Archive]: Books from the Library of Dinah Shore

      An archive of 37 books owned by actress, singer, and television host, Dinah Shore, 29 of which are Inscribed to her. Many of the books were given as gifts to Shore from guests of her Emmy award-winning talk shows: The Dinah Shore Show (1951-1963) Dinah's Place (1970--1974), Dinah! (1974-1980), and A Conversation with Dinah (1989-1992). Some Inscriptions included by Barry Goldwater, Margaret Truman, Art Buchwald, Roddy McDowell, and an original poem from Burt Reynolds. Shore (1917-1994), who began her career in the late 1930s, joined Eddie Cantor's radio show recording one of her earliest hits, "Yes, My Darling Daughter," which sold 500,000 copies in 1941. With her star ascending she was cast in a number of films including her debut Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) with Cantor; the ensemble films, Follow the Boys (1944) and Till the Clouds Roll By (1946); and starring roles in Danny Kaye's debut Up in Arms (1944), as well as Belle of the Yukon (1945) with Randolph Scott and Gypsy Rose Lee. She also lent her musical voice to two Disney films Make Mine Music (1946) and Fun and Fancy Free (1947). Throughout her career Shore had a long standing relationship with television through her numerous talk shows and specials, earning nine Emmys and ranking #16 on TV Guide's list of the top television stars of all time.The books, which date from 1939-1990, include a variety of authors and subjects including literature, art, humor, history, politics, child rearing, photography, and music but most notable among them is a small handwritten volume from Burt Reynolds with whom she was involved romantically in the 1970s. The then emerging man's man actor was 38 when they started dating with Shore 20 years his senior. The relationship was a happy one and lasted four years with Reynolds later remarking that she was the love of his life. The charming book consists of a long handwritten poem by Reynolds, entitled "If You Were," composed of a series of verses stating all the things he felt Shore would be, such as: "If you were a City ... you would be Paris" and "If you were a Time of Day ... you would be a Sunset." An interesting personal collection of books from the library of a groundbreaking female singer, actress, and television pioneer. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Eigenhändige Postkarte an Ad. Hellmann. Beidseitig beschrieben.

      Wernstein am Inn, 27.9. 1951.. 10, 5 x 14 cm. Meine Lieben: Wieder eingetroffen: Es war sehr bunt, erholsam und lehrreich. - nun geht wieder Eingewöhnung und einem gefährlich hohem Stapel angesammelter Post [...] So hoffe ich mich bald melden zu dürfen. Euer alter Alfred". - Beiliegend: Ein maschingeschriebener Brief m. Kuvert v. Johanna Hellmann an Oscar H. Menger, dat. 28. XI. 1951. Im Auftrag Alfred Kubins wurde die hs. Postkarte diesem Brief beiliegend übermittelt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Dam Busters [Double Signed]

      Published by Evans Brothers Ltd., Montague House, Russell Square, London First Edition 1951. 1951. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 269 printed pages of text with monochrome portrait frontispiece and 17 plates on 12. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped 15/-. Double SIGNED on the title page 'Les Munro CNZM, DSO, QSO, DFC Squadron Leader 617 Squadron' [the last surviving pilot of the Dambusters Raid], and Thomas Clifford "Tony" Iveson DFC Squadron Leader 617 Squadron 1944/5. 'Tauranga, New Zealand, 2001 / 2006' Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      New York, 30. III. 1951. - 4to. 1 page. With autograph envelope. To the harpist Stéphanie Ormandy in New York. „How good of you to remember me on my birthday not only with food for thoughts but those delicious cookies as well. I only wish that you lived nearer me so that I could see more often - but perheps I shall come to Philadelphia again before I go to Italy. Then we can have a happy reunion. [ ]" - On his personal letterhead with monogram „AT".

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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. Samll snag on bottom of front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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      London: Michael Joseph,. 1951. rebound in full crushed green morocco, all panels gold-stamped, inner dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers.. A fine copy in a handsome fine binding by Bayntun-Riviere, Bath.. (#142192). First British edition. The British edition differs textually from the earlier 1951 Doubleday edition. Biologically engineered sentient plants raised for food, that walk, sting and feast on carrion, prey on mankind after most humans are blinded by malfunctioning secret military satellites orbiting the earth. "... compares favorably to H. G. Wells' catastrophe novels, especially with THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, to which it bears some striking resemblances." - Magill (ed), Survey of Science Fiction Literature, p. 506. "This tale of monsters from a botched experiment marching over the world is a superior example of its breed." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1296. Runner-up for the 1952 International Fantasy Award. Basis for two films, a feature in 1962 and a made for television movie in 1981. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3- 199. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 5. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 502-07.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Thirty-Six Woodcuts

      1951 - Dublin: Privately Published, 1951. Limited Edition, Number 107 of 400 Copies (this one number 305), Signed by Harry Kernoff on the title page. Linen boards, titled in blue, a near fine good copy. Foreword on the process of making woodcuts by Aaron A. Bravanel. This is the third new limited edition of 400 books containing 36 Woodcuts in each book, not previously published anywhere and printed from actual blocks cut by the artist. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
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        Signed Portrait Photograph.

      London: Vivienne, 20th Century Studios,, [1951]. Portrait photograph (185 x 148mm) showing Churchill seated half-length in black formal jacket and bow-tie. Mounted, glazed and presented in a wooden frame (246 x 195 mm). Signature on the mount slightly faded but the photograph itself remaining fresh. In very good condition, with the frame a little scratched and marked, and some tears to paper backing of frame. Signed by Churchill on the mount and by the photographer in white ink ("Vivienne/London") on the print. This is one of Churchill's favourite photographs of himself, with a typed note on Chartwell-headed paper ("With Mr. Churchill's/compliments, thanks/and good wishes") affixed to the reverse of the frame. It was taken by Florence Vivienne Mellish, known simply as "Vivienne", who was one of the leading society photographers of the mid-20th century, and the mother-in-law of his daughter Sarah. Known as "the Grand Old Lady of the Camera", Vivienne famously insisted that her sitters, which included seven prime ministers, come to her studio rather than she to them. The only exception to the rule was Churchill, who spared her ten minutes, during which she produced nine studies, this one being used for the election campaign of 1950. Her son also found success with society and show-business portraits, moving to Hollywood, and in 1949 marrying Churchill's actress daughter Sarah; "unfortunately Churchill and his wife learned of the marriage, which took place in the United States, from the newspapers, journalists having been speedier with the news than Sarah's own telegram" (Gilbert, Churchill, VIII, p. 496). At first both parents, but particularly Clementine "took it very hard indeed", but later "all was resolved. 'We have made friends with Antony's father and mother,' Clementine wrote to Sarah on December 20 [1949], 'and we had an agreeable luncheon together'". Subsequently Vivienne took Churchill's portrait many times, at her studio, and at Chartwell. Over 200 of her photographs are held in the National Portrait Gallery.

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        The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

      New York: Random House, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on the ffep in blue ink; dated October 18, 1951, to a doctor. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Dust jacket in great shape: slight creasing, rubbing and nicks but quite attractive overall. A signed memoir from the great 20th-Century poet and pediatrician. Nice association, from one physician to another.

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        Anna Karenina Translated by Constance Garnett. The Text Edited and Revised by Gustavus Spett and the Translation Revised by Bernard Guilbert Guerney.

      The University Press, Cambridge, for The Limited Editions Club Cambridge 1951 - 8vo. 2 volumes, set. #596 of a Limited Edition of 1500 copies. Decorative cloth boards. Top edges gilt. Slipcase with paper label. Illustrated with lithographs by Barnett Freedman. Fine in fine slipcase. Signed by the artist on the limitation page. Freedman also produced War & Peace for The Limited Editions Club. One of the world's greatest novels, set in Russia in the early 1870s, in a beautifully illustrated edition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        Journal für Ornithologie. 93. Band 1951 - 1952 bis 133. Band 1992 in 42 Bänden, beigefügt 2 Bände: Inhaltsverzeichnis zum Journal für Ornithologie Jahrgänge 1934 - 1963 (Band 82 - 104), Generalindex, 1967, 142 Seiten / Elzen, R.v.d.; K. L. Schuchmann; Schmidt- Koenig, K. (Hrsg.): Current Topics in Avian Biology. Proceedings of the Interantional Centennial Meeting of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft. 403 Seiten, zahlr. Abb., 1988, (englisch, deutsch), zusammen 44 Bänden,

      Friedländer und Sohn, Verlag der Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft, 1951 - 1992,, Bln., - rote Leineneinbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, gr.8°, Im Auftrag Deutschen Ornithologischen Gesellschaft. sehr gut gebunden und erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bockumer Antiquariat Gossens Heldens GbR]
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        The Member of the Wedding

      New York: New Directions,, 1951. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine brown. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece. Faint foxing to top edge; an excellent copy in the unclipped jacket with nicked extremities. First play edition, first impression of the novel first published in 1946. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Verena Visits New Zealand

      W. & R. Chambers, London and Edinburgh 1951 - 20 cm, 79pp, map, illus, b&w photo illus, linen over light card covers - professionally resewn. Covers a little tanned and foxed. Good plus overall. A tidy copy. This is lighter in weight than the average allowed for at the checkout and there will be a freight rebate made at the checkout. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Caine Mutiny A Novel of World War II

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, 1951. First edition, first issue dust jacket with "The City Boy". 494pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth stamped in silver. Fine copy in original dust jacket (about very good minus, some rubbing and chipping at extremities, repair to verso). First edition, first issue dust jacket with "The City Boy" 494pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to the Chief of Naval Psychiatry. The classic novel of life at sea during World War II, and the stresses of command. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1952, and the source for the 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart; he was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role as Captain Queeg. Inscribed by the author on the half-title to a retired Navy medical officer, "For Dr. A.A. Marsteller/ with many thanks for/ your help-/ Herman Wouk/ March 1951." Marsteller was a career naval officer, serving from 1917 to 1950. He was chief of Naval psychiatry in Washington before World War II. During the war he ran hospitals devoted to war neuroses in the Pacific theater (in New Zealand, the New Hebrides, and California). An evocative association. Eighty-nine Good Novels of the Sea, p. [15]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Bestiaire fabuleux.

      Paris, Maurice Darantière, [1951] 39 x 28 cm, 48 Bl., 14 mehrfarbige Gouachen und 14 Calligramme., Lose Bogen in Umschlag in OLwd.-Mappe u. in OLwd.-Schuber, Einzelne Blätter am Rande min. stockfleckig., Schuber beschienen. Nr. 113 von 150 Exemplaren auf Vélein Calligramme von Jules Dominique Morniroli. Der Text wurde von Pierre Gaudin u. die Gouachen von Edmond Vairel agedruckt. Die Gedichte zu den 14 Bestien stammen von Patrice de la Tour du Pin. Jean Lurçat (1892 -1966). französischer Maler. Keramiker und Bildwirker. Patrice de La Tour du Pin (1911-1975). franz. dem Katholizismus nahestehender Dichter. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik Fabeln

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        Requiem for a Nun

      NY: Random House, 1951. First edition. One of 750 copies signed by Faulkner. This novel was written as a sequel to Sanctuary, and Faulkner structured it as a three-part play. This treatment allowed it to be adapted for the stage by Ruth Ford, though its run on Broadway in 1959 was unsuccessful. The staging of Requiem was more successful in France, where the text was translated by Albert Camus. Ownership inscription to front paste-down, some shelfwear to bottom edges, spine lightly sunned, else a near fine copy. Original acetate wrapper present, showing some discoloration and loss to edges. (Petersen A32.1a).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A.A. Milne.

      London: Methuen and Co., 1951., 1951. 100th Edition, LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, this being no. 361. With 12 mounted colour and numerous black and white illustrations, printed on handmade paper. Original full white calf, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. A presentable copy with a few marks to boards, bumped at foot, gift note to flyleaf, without the slipcase. A pleasing copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Voucher signed

      1951 - CHURCHILL, Winston. Printed voucher to the Ascot horse races signed. London: July, 1951. Printed gray paper, measuring approximately 5 by 3 1/4 inches. FRAMED WITH: Typed letter, one sheet of buff paper, measuring 5 by 8 inches. Framed with photograph of Churchill, entire piece measures measures 17 1/4 by 15 inches. $8500.1951 voucher to the Ascot races, signed by Churchill. This voucher filled out to his son, Randolph, enabling him to watch his father’s horse race. Accompanied by letter to Randolph from on of Churchill’s secretaries. Handsomely framed with a black-and-white photograph of the prime minister.The voucher, bearing Churchill’s signature on the “Member’s Signature” line, is made out to Churchill’s son Randolph. A letter from one of Churchill’s secretaries accompanies the voucher for the Ascot races. The younger Churchill would have been going to Ascot to watch his father’s horse, Colonist II, race. “In 1949, the Epsom vet Major Anthony Carey Foster (later racing manager for Churchill) saw an unprepossessing grey colt running in France; while only half-fit, the horse still finished second. Impressed, Carey Foster bought him for the trainer Walter Nightingall, who showed him to Christopher Soames, Churchill's son-in-law. Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, having been cast out as Prime Minister in 1945; Soames evidently felt that he needed a new interest and talked him into buying the grey. The horse’s name was Colonist II… [he won] 13 races in his career and nearly £12,000 in prize money… [and] even reflected Churchill’s politics by running best on courses bending to the right” (Churchill Centre). A fine piece of Churchilliana, handsomely framed. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Signed Photograph of Elizabeth 11 Queen of England and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.]

      1951 - Gelatine silver print (25 x 19.5 cm), signed 'Elizabeth' and 'Philip', dated 1951, a studio family portrait of Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne by YOUSUF KARSH, signed by the photographer at lower left and with studio stamp on verso. A fine portrait of the royal family by Karsh, including a 3 year-old Prince Charles and a 1 year-old Princess Anne. The photograph was taken in Karsh's Ottawa studio during the Royal Family's tour of Canada in 1951, the year before Princess Elizabeth ascended the throne. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Works And Correspondence Of David Ricardo.

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1951-55.. First editions. Octavo, original cloth. 10 volumes. A complete set of the works and correspondence of Ricardo. Each are near fine to fine in excellent dust jackets. An very nice set, uncommon in such nice condition. David Ricardo became a stockbroker at the age of 21 and slowly became a recognized economic scholar in England. Though he retired at 42, he spent the following years of his life concentrating on his writing and research. "David Ricardo is without doubt the greatest representative of classical political economy. He carried the work begun by Adam Smith to the farthest point possible Ricardo, writing 50 years later than Smith, showed a greater insight into the working of the economic system In the opinion of his own contemporaries at home and abroad, Ricardo was acknowledged the leader of the science His most important work is On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, first published in 1817" (Roll, History of Economic Thought, 155-6).

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      - DICK AND JANE. BIG BOOK: THE NEW OUR BIG BOOK: CATHEDRAL EDITION. Chic.: Scott Foresman 1951. This is the giant sized Dick and Jane folio made for teachers to use as display in the class of parochial schools. Bound in black cloth measuring 19" wide x 26" high, sl. rubbing, VG-fine condition. Pages 3-26 are present - each page has a wonderful full color illustration the same as in the regular edition only for this version Dick becomes John, Jane becomes Jean and Sally becomes Judy. Puff and Spot remain their non sectarian selves. The text has the famous "Oh, Oh, Look, Look" etc. captions beneath the illustrations. The book is designed with easels that extend to make the book its own exhibit piece. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lost Childhood and other essays.

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,, 1951. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Gilt slightly darkened, extremities a touch bumped. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with a few minor spots to rear panel and flaps. First edition, first impression. A superb copy of this collection of 43 essays, the first published collection of Greene's literary criticism.

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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1951. First edition of Prince Caspian in a luxurious exhibition vellum binding. First edition. Colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations throughout the text by Pauline Baynes. 8vo., in full vellum binding by The Cottage Bindery in Bath, elaborately decorated with a full colour version of the frontispiece on the upper cover surrounded by two elaborate gilt borders, the lower cover also has an elaborate gilt border and the spine in in ruled gilt compartments with lyre like decorations in each panel, the original cartographic front endpaper is present with slight repair to corner small ownership inscription on half title. In a black cloth slipcase from the bindery.

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        Prince Caspian

      1951. LEWIS, C.S.Prince Caspian.London: Geoffrey Bles, (1951).First edition of the second book in Lewis?' beloved Chronicles of Narnia, with numerous illustrations by Pauline Baynes, including a color frontispiece.Lewis?' cherished Chronicles of Narnia ?"must be judged the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20th-century author?" (Carpenter & Prichard, 370). In this, the series?' second volume, the Pevensie siblings help Narnia?'s rightful ruler reclaim his throne. The Narnia tales rank ?"among the great classics of the [20th] century. Adored by children and academics alike, these books are extremely collectable, sought-after, scarce?" (Connolly, 186).Cotsen 6449.Book fine, dust jacket extremely good with very light toning, light rubbing to edges including two short closed tears to front panel. A lovely copy.

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      (New York):: New Directions. (1951).. First edition, in the later tan binding, SIGNED by Williams. Made into the 1955 movie with Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani, with screenplay by Williams. Top of spine lightly bumped, otherwise near fine in very good dust jacket with chipping to spine ends, closed tears to folds, and spine toned from rose to reddish-orange. In specially made plain black cloth slipcase. .

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        The Caine Mutiny

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in silver. Signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Review copy with slip laid in. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with a few closed tears ("The City Boy" on the back panel jacket as opposed to the later issue "City Boy"). A very bright copy, uncommon in this condition and signed. The Caine Mutiny was published in March, 1951 and word of mouth quickly spread and a second printing was issued in April 1951, and four more printings in June alone. By September 1951, The Caine Mutiny had become the best-selling novel in the country. The book remained on the best-seller list for two and a half years, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1952. The Caine Mutiny was both a Broadway play and a Hollywood film starring Humphrey Bogart in an unforgettable performance as Captain Queeg.

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