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        Za Trvalý Mír! Proti Podnecovatelum Války [For Lasting Peace Against Warmongers]

      Praha (Prague): Nakladatelstvi Mir ?- Družstevní Práce , 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Paper pastedown.. Near Fine. 4to. 27.5 by 23 cm. Unpaginated, 62 leaves, with sharp, acerbic, muscular cartoons only on rectos, and versos virtually all blank. Only copies located on OCLC FirstServe at William and Mary, Czech National Library and University of Leipzig. The anthology starts in the thirties, prior to the surrender of the Sudentenland to Germany, and carries forward to the late forties, attacking the Marshall Plan, the American occupation of Japan and the early part of the Korean War. Light soiling and wear to the cover. Tight, bright and clean within.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order, I-II.

      The American Mathematical Society, 1947; [1951]. Rare offprints of two of von Neumann's major papers. "The 1947 paper by John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine, 'Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order' (Bulletin of the AMS, Nov. 1947), is considered as the birth certificate of numerical analysis. Since its publication, the evolution of this domain has been enormous." (Bultheel & Cools, The Birth of Numerical Analysis). "Just when modern computers were being invented (those digital, electronic, and programmable), John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine wrote a paper to illustrate the mathematical analyses that they believed would be needed to use the new machines effectively and to guide the development of still faster computers. Their foresight and the congruence of historical events made their work the first modern paper in numerical analysis. Von Neumann once remarked that to found a mathematical theory one had to prove the first theorem, which he and Goldstine did concerning the accuracy of mechanized Gaussian elimination - but their paper was about more than that. Von Neumann and Goldstine described what they surmised would be the significant questions once computers became available for computational science, and they suggested enduring ways to answer them" (J. P. Grcar, 'John von Neumann's Analysis of Gaussian Elimination: the Founding of Modern Numerical Analysis,' SIAM Review 53 (2011), 607-682). "The concluding Chapter 7 interprets the rounding error analysis. Von Neumann asked his readers to continue from his residual bound 'several different ways'. He guided his readers by explaining the appropriate conclusion shows the computed result is exact for some perturbation of the initial data. This is the 'backward' interpretation which many people think von Neumann did not understand. The paper closes by evaluating the residual bound for 'random' matrices, and by counting arithmetic operations. "In sum, von Neumann's paper contains much that is unappreciated or at least unattributed to him. The contents are so familiar, it is easy to forget von Neumann is not repeating what everyone knows. He anticipated many of the developments in the field he originated, and his theorems on the accuracy of Gaussian elimination have not been encompassed in half a century. The paper is among von Neumann's many firsts in computer science. It is the first paper in modern numerical analysis, and the most recent by a person of von Neumann's genius" (Kees Vuik, Birthday of Modern Numerical Analysis, Von Neumann & Goldstine's 1947 paper is here accompanied by its sequel, also in offprint form (the 1947 paper comprises Chapters I-VII, the sequel Chapter VIII-IX). In the sequel, the authors reassess the error estimates proved in the first part from a probabilistic point of view. Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace 957 (first part only); Goldstine, The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann, pp.290-91; Nash, A History of Scientific Computing, p.23; DSB, XIV, p.92. Together two offprints, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 53, no. 11, 8vo, pp. [ii], 1021-1099 (241 x 152 mm); Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 2, no. 2, 8vo, pp. [i], 188-202 (242 x 150 mm). Original printed wrappers.

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        Archive of over 80 Television Patents, File copies from NYC Patent attorney

      United States Patent Office, Washington DC 1951 - An archive of more than 80 patents related to early television, dating from 1923 to 1951, most from the earlier period. The archive is from prominent New York patent law firm Pennie Davis, Marvin and Edmonds, Counsellors At Law, 105 Broadway, New York with a number of the patents so marked. Sizes are roughly 7 ¾ x 11 5/8 inches, with most stapled. Occasional tearing, 3 hole punching, detached pages, etc as befits used file copies. The reproduction processes vary, but many appear to be period letterpress copies, stamped in red ink with reference numbers. A list is available on request with inventor last name and date issued. The whole offered in a custom clamshell box. Boards. While far from a complete representation of television patents during the period, many prominent inventors are represented (Baird, Ives, Zworykin), and what makes the archive even more interesting are the companies the inventors worked for - indicating who was actively pursuing the field during this period. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1951 - Octavo, illustration by Clifford Geary, cloth. A Heinlein juvenile novel. Neat private owner's signature at upper edge of front free end paper. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (original printed price $2.50 present) with touch of wear at head of spine panel and light rubbing to spine fold, front edges and corner tips. (17067) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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      - (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. GOOD SHABBOS, EVERYBODY by Robert Garvey. United Synagogue Commission (1951). 4to, pictorial boards, Fine. 1st edition. Illustrated with color pictorial covers, pictorial endpapers and color or black and white illustrations on every page by Sendak (with Leonard Weisgard as Art Consultant). Nice copies like this are hard to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Hobbit. 1951 5th Impression with Original Dustjacket and Custom Clamshell Case

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A superb copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1951, 5th overall printing, or the 1st printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine book, with a Very Good Plus dustjacket. The dustjacket shows beautifully, with only minor loss at the tips of the folds and edges, a little color loss to the top of the spine. A couple of closed tears to the edges of the front panel, one top, one bottom. The 5th impression dustjacket is original to the book, and has protected it well over the years. It is not price clipped, but show's no US or UK price, other than a hand printed $3.00. It is not stated as the 5th impression on the dustjacket, but is the 1st state with the Houghton Mifflin printed on the spine, no pricing, and the blurbs match the UK 5th impression. One of the original 1000 printed for the US and bound from November 1950 thru March 1953 (per Hammond and Anderson). The text block is clean and bright, without foxing, bound in the green colored original cloth featuring Tolkiens original Mountains and Dragon design stamped in dark blue, from the UK publisher. This is the only impression of the US 1st or 2nd Edition that features the original Mountain and Dragon design for the cover's. Shows no shelf wear or rubbing, no soiling to note, or bumped corners. A beautiful clean bright copy, still has the green topstain, only slightly marked or faded. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the endpapers, with no foxing. Has a taped in Christmas gift note to the first blank page, no other writing or marks. A beautiful copy, virtually faultless, scarce in the original dustjacket in any condition, let alone the 1st state of the book and dustjacket. A custom quarter leather bound and hand marbled paper clamshell case is being prepared to protect and show this classic. The first to incorporate the changes to help conform the tale of The Hobbit to the 'Lord of the Rings' story line. Housed in a custom leather and marbled paper clamshell case to protect and show this highly collectable book. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

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      - (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. GOOD SHABBOS, EVERYBODY by Robert Garvey. United Synagogue Commission (1951). 4to, pict. boards, some wear to spine ends and light soil, VG+. 1st ed. Illustrated with color pictorial covers, pictorial endpapers and color or b&w illus. on every page by Sendak (with Leonard Weisgard as Art Consultant). Exceedingly scarce and a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plaintes contre inconnue EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Frédéric Chambriand, 1951. Fine. Frédéric Chambriand, Paris 1951, 13,5x18,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 155 numbered copies on Marais crèvecoeur only leading copies after 45 pure Marais wire. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 155 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais crèvecoeur, seuls grands papiers après 45 pur fil Marais. Agréable exemplaire.

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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph, 1951. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A first edition, first printing published by Michael Joseph in 1951. A very good+ copy with no inscriptions, marks or stamps in a wrapper which has benefitted from some light archival restoration to the spine and corners. Some soiling to the rear panel, but the wrapper is not price clipped showing 10s 6d. A landmark twentieth century novel and very scarce.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Der Sechsjahrplan des Wiederaufbaus von Warschau - graphische Ausstattung, Diagramme, Pläne und Perspektiven bearbeitet nach Angaben und Entwürfen des Warschauer Amtes für Städtebau.

      [b.m.]: "Ksiazka i Wiedza", 1951. - Notka wydawnicza: [b.m.]: "Ksiazka i Wiedza", 1951.; Wymiar bloku: 34cm.; Waga: 3090g; Jezyk: niemiecki; Strony: 367, [1]s.;

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        Zeme Sovetu ve fotografii

      Svet Sovetu, Praha (Prague) 1951 - Folio. 42, [4]pp (Text), [254]pp (Photos). Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over gilt and red-stamped tan cloth. Top edge red. In300stunning photogravures arranged byeach of the 16 Soviet republics (Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Moldavia, Latvia, Kirghiztan, Tadjikistan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Estonia, and Karelia), this work succeeds to capture the essence of life in the former Soviet Union and the charm and character of its variouspeople. Theeconomic and cultural development as well as the natural beauty of the astounding landscapesof theUSSR are also depicted.The introductory essay describes the natural richness, development and deployment of the Soviet industry and agriculture.Moderate rubbing, creasing and closed tears along upper edges of dust-jacket. Text in Czech. DJ in overall good, binding and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le rivage des syrtes

      Edition of the year of the original.autograph dedication of the author autograph signed by Julien Gracq journalist Jean-Claude Lamy and his wife Fabienne Deval.Two small tears stuck back in the top and bottom of the back. José Corti Paris 1951 12x19cm broché

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        The End of the Affair

      Heinemann, London 1951 - A very nice copy, clean, tight and bright in a mylar-protected, slightly sun-faded dj with very edge wear at base of spine; else, a most attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versuche Hefte 1-15 und Sonderheft (so komplett) in 10 Bänden. 3

      Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 1951 aEUR" 1963.. 8°, OschU.. SchU. Wie üblich etwas berieben und an den Kanten gerauft.. Versuche Heft 11 (Der Hofmeister) von Brecht vor dem 28.3.1956 auf dem Vorsatz 3-zeilig gewidmet: aEUR Dr. O. Mertens mit dank bertolt brechtaEURoe. Versuche Heft 10 (Herr Puntilla und sein Knecht Matti) von Brecht vor dem 28.3.1956 auf dem Vorsatz 4-zeilig gewidmet: aEUR Dr. O. Mertens (für eine zunehmende [Z-arbeit?]) herzlich bertolt brechtaEURoe.Versuche: Sonderheft. Von Brecht vor dem 28.3.1956 auf dem Vorsatz 4-zeilig gewidmet: aEUR Dr. O. Mertens (für die Sorge um E. Hauptmann) mit dank bertolt brechtaEURoe. Dr. Otto Mertens war jahrelang der Arzt von Brecht, der allerdings den Gesundheitszustand Brechts als weniger dramatisch einschätzte, als er tatsächlich war. Am 28.3. wurde er wegen einer deutlichen Verschlechterung von Brechts Zustand zu ihm gerufen, sah aber offenbar immer noch keinen Grund zur Eile und ließ sich über Gebühr Zeit. Diese Vorfall führte zum Bruch mit Brecht. Parker schreibt (Stephen Parker: aEUR Bertolt Brecht: A literary lifeaEURoe, 2014): aEUR When he [Mertens] had still not turned up after two hours, Brecht's daughter Barbara went to fetch him...... Merten's relationship with Brecht, his family and close friends clearly broke down. What for Brecht was an emergency,..... was for Mertens seemingly something what could wait.aEURoe Versuche Heft 12 (Der gute Mensch von Sezuan) signiert von Ruth Berlau aEUR Hilsen Ha Ruth Berlin i Dezenber 1953aEURoe. Heft 14 (Leben des Galilei) undeutlich signiert und datiert 1957 Berlin. Feb.) wohl vom Darsteller des dicken Prälaten.Von Brecht signierte Bücher sind sehr selten! Rare! Im doppelten Schmuckschuber, daher völlig staub- und lichtgeschützt.

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        Selected Specimens of the Chinese Bronze Collection in the Hakkaku Art Museum; Hakkuku Kikkin Senshu

      Hakkaku Art Museum, 1951, Buckram, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, Presumed first and only printing. Published 1951. This book has primary text in Japanese and secondary text in English. Dark blue buckram spine, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering, and mushroom-colored boards with crisp blind-stamped image to rear board depicting a family crest of three oak leaves. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Immensely clean binding. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. With 17 numbered pages of text plus full-page plates of 55 objects in the collection (of 60 objects perhaps discussed in the volume), including four tipped-in color plates and the remainder B&W plates (item 18 has two full-page plates). A page of detailed commentary, in Japanese and in English, appears opposite each plate. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. With the original, plain-paper dust jacket, with black titling to the spine. The DJ is substantially chipped along the top and bottom edges. DJ now encased in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Near Fine copy in a Good DJ. Extremely scarce in any condition. The Hakkaku Art Museum in Kobe, Japan contains a significant collection of old Chinese art, including archaic Chinese bronzes. The original collection was that of Jihei Kano, the museum's founder. He became expert in the art of the Nara period in Japan and, consequently, in the relics of the Sui and T'ang Dynasties of China. Mr. Kano began collecting early in the 20th century when a great number of the ancient tombs of the T'ang Dynasty were excavated at Lo-Lang (also known as Lo-Yang) in present-day North Korea. During that ancient dynasty Lo-Lang was under Chinese control. Many of the gold, silver and bronze objects first collected by Mr. Kano were documented in the 1930 publication, Hakkaku-Cho. He subsequently acquired relics from Yin Dynasty tombs. In 1935, to preserve his treasures, he established the Hakkaku Art Museum. To commemorate the opening of the museum, he published Hakkaku Kikkinshu (Hakkaku Collection for Bronzes). In the years after opening the museum Mr. Kano added relics from the Yin and Chou Dynasties as well as from the Period of the Warring States. To commemorate his 90th birthday in 1951 he selected 60 objects from his collection and published them in the present volume. The objects illustrated mainly are old bronzes of the Yin Dynasty and applied art objects of the T'ang Dynasty. The Hakkaku Art Museum also contains a welath of objects from the period of the Warring States, the middle of the Chou Dynasty, and the Han and Six Dynasties.

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        Première anthologie vivante de la poésie du passé EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1951. Fine. Pierre Seghers, Paris 1951, 14x19,5cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Original edition on the current paper. Precious autograph signed by the author, on the first volume, Raymond Queneau: "... this book that rejuvenates us ..." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Eluard, sur le premier volume, à Raymond Queneau : "... ce livre qui nous rajeunit..."

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1951. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered silver. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, minor spotting to edges and endleaves. An excellent copy in the slightly toned jacket with a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression, of Wyndham's science fiction classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Rivage des Syrtes EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: José Corti, 1951. Fine. José Corti, Paris 1951, In-8 (13x19cm), relié sous étui. - Original edition, one of the copies numbered 40 on laid Rives, deluxe edition. Binding in full blue morocco night guards and contreplats ocher yellow box, net gilded on the cuts, castors golden head and tail, all edges gilt, preserved covers and backs, case lined with dark blue morocco binding signed PL Martin , 1958. This novel was awarded the Prix Goncourt but the author refused it. Indeed, last year, in the pamphlet Literature in the stomach, Gracq had denounced the trading system of the literature, including literary criticism prices. Provenance: R. and BL library bookplate. Precious copy of the most famous novels of Julien Gracq well established in a sumptuous Jansenist binding tripled Pierre-Lucien Martin. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé de Rives, tirage de tête.   Reliure en plein maroquin bleu nuit, gardes et contreplats de box jaune ocre, filet doré sur les coupes, roulettes dorées en tête et en queue, toutes tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin bleu nuit, reliure signée de P. L. Martin, 1958.   Ce roman reçut le prix Goncourt mais l'auteur le refusa. En effet, l'année précédente, dans le pamphlet La Littérature à l'estomac, Julien Gracq avait dénoncé le système commercial de la littérature, et notamment critiqué les prix littéraires. Provenance : bibliothèque R. et B. L. avec son ex-libris.   Précieux exemplaire du plus célèbre des romans de Julien Gracq parfaitement établi dans une somptueuse reliure janséniste triplée de Pierre-Lucien Martin.  

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      1951, 1952, 1970. One typed letter signed, one autograph letter signed, and one autograph postcard signed by the controversial author of Worlds in Collision, Earth in Upheaval, and others. Velikovsky's books suggested that Earth's history was defined more by sudden catastrophes than by slow evolution. They became quite popular during the 1960s, when conventional wisdom of all sorts was being called into question. Each letter is written to a Mr. Tereshchenko: the first refutes two notions in a book by "Beaumont;" the second letter assures the recipient that the second volume of Ages [in Chaos] will be published and is being held up by Velikovsky himself; the third voices intent to send along a 1946 publication and explains that Ages in Chaos grew to a tetralogy. "Beaumont" is William Comyns Beaumont, a British author whom some claimed had advanced the notions put forward by Velikovsky a generation earlier. The first letter is secured across the midpoint fold with tape; very good. The second letter is on airmail paper; folded and opened as designed; else fine. The postcard is fine. Correspondence, or any autograph material, by Velikovsky is quite scarce, especially with significant content. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Egon Eiermann in seinem Porsche 356 vor dem Restaurant "zum Kranz" bei Blumberg im Schwarzwald. Egon Eiermann in his Porsche 356 in 1951, in front of the restaurant "Kranz" , Blumberg Black Forest.

      Stuttgart, Archiv Lazi, 1951 / 2014.. 18 x 23 cm Sehr guter Zustand. The original photograph is not that browned. later estate print, 2014, edition of 10 copies, stamped with archival #. Limitierter Estate Abzug.. Fotografie des Architekten Egon Eiermann in seinem Porsche 356, mit dem württembergischen Kennzeichen AW 99 4109. AW war amerikanisch besetzte Zone Württemberg-Baden, diese Nummerschilder wurden in der Zeit von 1945-1956 vergeben wurden. Die Landeshauptstadt war Stuttgart. Egon Eiermann ( 1904-1970) studied in Berlin architecture with Hans Poelzi and was one of the major German architects of the 20th century.

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        The Illustrated Man

      New York: Doubleday and Company, 1951. Copyright date 1951, first edition, first printing. Signed by the Author. From the estate of "Buck Coulson" bookplate attached. He was a prominent sci-fi writer who wrote: "But What of the Earth", with Piers Anthony, nightmare universe, dates to the universe, fighting fair, among many other books as written on the inside flyleaf and pencil very small print. Also on the inside front cover ex libris signed by Robert and Juanita Coulson Light green cloth over boards with black lettering and design on the spine. There are no tears, bent pages, nor any other writing except what was noted above. Light bumps to the head and told the spine, very light foxing to the top page edges, a small 1/4 inch smudge on the lower left front board near the groove. Dust jacket no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. One short tear on the back upper edge, take repair a cross the head of the spine, where to the four edges, light Browning to the spine. Dust jacket now in a clear protective cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, one of Ray Bradberry's early collectible books.. by the Author. First Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/Very Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible & Signed.

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        Fictions EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1951. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1951, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation, one of 44 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, the only leading copies. Pleasant copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 44 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire.  

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        Le jeune homme à la trompette EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1951. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1951, 12x19,5cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation by Boris Vian, one of 44 numbered copies on pure wire ours one of four scholars outside trade, the only major papers. Rare and nice copy with all margins. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Boris Vian, un des 44 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre un des 4 lettrés hors commerce, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Le ressassement éternel EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Les éditions de minuit, 1951. Fine. Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1951, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Original, one of 990 copies Ghaldwill Edition, only leading copies after 10 pure fil.binding half maoquin blue, smooth back, when golden tail, covered with marbled paper, guards and contreplats blue paper covers and spine preserved ( slightly back and irradiated with small gaps filled), gilded head, binding signed Goy & Vilaine.Exceptionnel and touching handwritten dedication signed by the author to his mother and to his sister: "To my very dear these pages, alas old well in any condition. Mauritius. / Before the beginning there was the new beginning which is a fascination of light, an image of anything and we empty the heart of the eternal rehashing ".Page false title which include the autograph dedication of the author slightly and marginally ombrée.Marguerite Blanchot, renowned organist Chalon Cathedral, remained all his life in the family home with his mother and aunt. "It will gradually become, for the family, as the memory of origins." Very close to Mauritius, she regularly corresponded with the writer who demonstrates her great recognition for his dedication to their helpless mother. If the intense affection Blanchot for his mother and sister shines in dedications of it, we know almost nothing about their relationship. In the only biographical essay on Blanchot, Christophe Bident reveals however: "Marguerite Maurice Blanchot worshiped his brother very proud of him, (...) it attached great importance to his political ideas (...) She read a lot (.... .) They phoned corresponded. Remotely, they shared the same natural authority, the same concern for discretion. " Blanchot address him indeed many books from his library, now with her continuous intellectual bond. As for the passion of Blanchot for his mother, it was the turn of his work that we discover the finest examples: "Maybe the power of the mother figure she borrows its radiance to the same power fascination, and one might say that if the mother carries this fascinating attraction is as appearing when the child lives entirely under the gaze of fascination, it concentrates in itself all the powers of enchantment ".Cultivant absolute discretion, Blanchot pushed the art of erasing into his handwritten dedications generally brief and almost always written on cards attached to rare books which he gave to his close friends. In contrast, in these precious autograph dedication of the authors to his mother and sister, Blanchot offers in all its fragility, revealing a hitherto unknown intimacy. Beautiful copy fully established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 990 exemplaires sur Ghaldwill, seuls grands papiers après 10 pur fil. Reliure en demi maoquin bleu, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats recouverts de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, couvertures et dos conservés (dos légèrement insolé et comportant de petits manques comblés), tête dorée, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Exceptionnel et émouvant envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa mère et à sa soeur : " Pour vous mes très chères, ces pages, hélas bien anciennes, en toute affection. Maurice. / Mais avant le commencement, il y a le recommencement qui fait de la lumière une fascination, de toute chose une image et de nous le coeur vide du ressassement éternel". Page de faux-titre sur laquelle figure l'envoi très légèrement et marginalement ombrée.Marguerite Blanchot, organiste de renom à la cathédrale de Chalon, demeura toute sa vie dans la maison familiale, avec sa mère et sa tante. "Elle deviendra peu à peu, pour la famille, comme la mémoire des origines." Très proche de Maurice, elle correspond régulièrement avec l'écrivain qui lui témoigne une grande reconnaissance pour son dévouement envers leur mère impotente. Si l'intense affection de Blanchot pour sa mère et sa soeur transparait dans les dédicaces de celui-ci, on ne sait presque rien de leur relations. Dans l'unique essai biographique sur Blanchot, Christophe Bident nous révèle cependant : "Marguerite Blanchot vénérait son frère Maurice. Très fière de lui, (...) elle attachait une grande importance à ses idées politiques (...). Elle lisait beaucoup (...) Ils se téléphonaient, correspondaient. A distance, ils partageaient la même autorité naturelle, le même souci de discrétion." Blanchot lui adresse en effet de nombreux ouvrages provenant de sa bibliothèque, maintenant avec elle un lien intellectuel continu. Quant à la passion de Blanchot pour sa mère, c'est au détour de son oeuvre que l'on en découvre les plus beaux témoignages: "Peut-être la puissance de la figure maternelle emprunte-t-elle son éclat à la puissance même de la fascination, et l'on pourrait dire que si la Mère exerce cet attrait fascinant, c'est qu'apparaissant quand l'enfant vit tout entier sous le regard de la fascination, elle concentre en elle tous les pouvoirs de l'enchantement".Cultivant une discrétion absolue, Blanchot poussait l'art de l'effacement jusque dans ses dédicaces manuscrites généralement succinctes et rédigées presque systématiquement sur des cartes jointes aux rares ouvrages qu'il offrait à ses proches amis. A l'opposé, dans ces précieux envois à sa mère et sa soeur, Blanchot s'offre dans toute sa fragilité et dévoile une intimité jusqu'alors inconnue. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        New Screen News (A collection of 120 magazines from 1951-1962)

      Melbourne: Hoyts Theatres Ltd . A broken run of 120 various issues of this film magazine from Volume 5, No. 3 (January 5, 1951) to Volume 16, No. 9 (April 27, 1962). In 1951, New Screen News was published weekly by the Australian chain Hoyts Theatres. At that time it was edited by Ken Brumley and boasted a weekly circulation of 50,000 copies. It became fortnightly from about July 1951. Many of the magazines in this fascinating collection are in fine condition. Overall the condition is good, with some of the older magazines having creases, small tears and wear. Profusely illustrated with b/w, sepia and coloured photos. A wealth of information for film buffs with many articles on the Hollywood films and stars of the day. The full-page advertisements on the back covers are especially interesting. Up until September 1951 the advertisements were always for various companies; after that date they were always film advertisements. 24cm x 18cm stapled pictorial paper wraps. Pagination varies from 24 to 32 pages. This rare and spectacularly beautiful collection comprises 26 issues from 1951, 17 from 1952, 1953 (19 issues), 1954 (8), 1955 (9), 1956 (3), 1957 (8), 1958 (10), 1959 (7), 1960 (6), 1961 (4) and 1962 (3).. Original Wraps. Good.

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        Malone meurt EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Les éditions de minuit, 1951. Fine. Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1951, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition on current paper. Spine faded, nice well detailed copy of his rare trailer. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Dos passé, agréable exemplaire bien complet de sa rare bande annonce.

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        The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 3 Volumes

      The Macmillan Company 1951 - Complete three volume set, each volume signed and inscribed by Herbert Hoover to the same previous owner, whose bookplates also appear at the front paste down of each volume. Volume I is also signed by Hoover's long-time secretary, "And Bunny, who worked on this! Christmas 1951." Volume I and III are first printings, and Volume II is a second printing. In Very Good condition, lacking dust jackets. Two volumes show a few light scuffs to the spines. Bumped corners. Edge of page blocks spotted stains. Offsetting and light foxing to end papers. A lovely set, with each volume signed by Present Herbert Hoover, each inscribed to the same original owner. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Wonderful Farm

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1951 - A bright, near new copy, in a slightly aged near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear, not price-cllipped [$2.50]. First printing, Hanrahan A-2 with 'First Edition / I-A" on copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Personnage dans un jardin IV. Original-Farblithographie auf Velin 36,5 x 58,8 cm (50 x 65 cm). Signiert, datiert und nummeriert. Exemplar 72/75

      (Paris, Edition Maeght), 1951.. Format (Bildbereich): 36,5 x 58,8 cm. (Blattgröße 50 x 65 cm). Unter Passepartout, Gerahmt in Galerieleiste unter Glas.. *Originale Lithographie der Edition Maeght in einer Auflage von 75 numerierten Abzügen. Rechts unten handsigniert in Bleistift und datiert 1951, links unten in Bleistift numeriert "72/75". - Tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Gronlands Fugle/The Birds of Greenland

      Ejnar Munksgaard, 1951. Leather Bound. Used: Like New. Copenhagen: Ejnar Munksgaard, 1950-51. Watercolors by GITZ-JOHANSEN with birds portrayed against striking pastel landscapes. Parallel text in Danish and English. 608 pp. Bound in full red leather with raised bands over marbled boards with decorations (folding map and original wrappers of three parts as issued bound in). All edges gilt. Royal quarto housed in Solander box with quarter red leather label. Together with the prosepctus for the book in original wrappers. A unique limited edition, beautifully bound and presented. .

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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        The Foundation Trilogy. VERY RARE WHITE BINDING FIRST EDITION1951.

      doubleday 1951 - A VERY RARE ISAAC ASIMOV, WHITE BOARD TRUE DOUBLEDAY FIRST EDITION. The Foundation Trilogy,doubleday. VERY RARE TRUE FIRST EDITION. BOOK CONDITION: FING. BOOK BOARDS ARE WHITE RARE, SPINE IS WHITE WITH BLUE FONTS. BOOK IS TIGHTLY BOUND. NO MARKINGS OR WRITING TO PAGES The premise of the series is that the mathematician Hari Seldon spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory, a concept of mathematical sociology. Using the laws of mass action, it can predict the future, but only on a large scale. Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting 30,000 years before a second great empire arises. Seldon also foresees an alternative where the interregnum will last only one thousand years. To ensure the more favorable outcome, Seldon creates a foundation of talented artisans and engineers at the extreme end of the galaxy, to preserve and expand on humanity's collective knowledge, and thus become the foundation for a new galactic empire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Gnome Press, New York 1951 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Isaac Asimov on a laid in signature. An attractive First Issue dustjacket with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The War Speeches of Winston Churchill Compiled by Charles Eade

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1951, 1952., 1951. First Collected Editions. 3 volumes, large 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spines in printed duwt-wrappers. No inscriptions or price-clipping, some minor wear and toning to spines. A fine, bright set. The definitive editon of the War Speeches, compiled by Churchill's literary assistant Charles Eade, (1903-1964), editor of the Daily Sketch and the Sunday Dispatch, and editor of Churchill's wartime speeches, speaking notes and the collected volume Churchill by His Contemporaries. Eade's Papers, diaries and biographical material on Sir Winston was gifted to the Churchill Archives Centre in 1998, and is owned by Churchill College, Cambridge.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Archive of over 80 Television Patents, File copies from NYC Patent attorney

      Washington DC: United States Patent Office, 1951. Boards. Near Fine. An archive of more than 80 patents related to early television, dating from 1923 to 1951, most from the earlier period. The archive is from prominent New York patent law firm Pennie Davis, Marvin and Edmonds, Counsellors At Law, 105 Broadway, New York with a number of the patents so marked. Sizes are roughly 7 ¾ x 11 5/8 inches, with most stapled. Occasional tearing, 3 hole punching, detached pages, etc as befits used file copies. The reproduction processes vary, but many appear to be period letterpress copies, stamped in red ink with reference numbers. A list is available on request with inventor last name and date issued. The whole offered in a custom clamshell box. Boards. While far from a complete representation of television patents during the period, many prominent inventors are represented (Baird, Ives, Zworykin), and what makes the archive even more interesting are the companies the inventors worked for - indicating who was actively pursuing the field during this period.

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      New York: Farrar Straus and Young. (1951). First. First edition. Extremities of the boards a little worn, else fine in price-clipped, very good dustwrapper with some foxing on the rear panel. This copy Inscribed by the author to Joseph Mitchell and his wife: "For Therese and Joe - Affectionately - Shirley. April 1951." A very nice copy of Jackson's third book, and second novel, and her first novel to deal with the darker regions of human nature and personality. At the time of the inscription, Mitchell and Jackson were both on the staff of The New Yorker, Mitchell as a reporter who helped define the future direction of the magazine. Jackson published many stories in the magazine; her controversial story, "The Lottery was first published in the magazine in 1948, where it caused a sensation, and received a response that "no New Yorker story had ever received". A splendid association. .

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        H Matisse His Art and His Public

      Museum modern art, 1951. Hardcover. Good/GOOD. 1951. 591 pages. Red cloth spine with black card covered boards. Decorative jacket.Lightly yellowed pages throughout book.Firm binding. Light rubbing across boards. Boards are well protected by the dust jacket.Light rubbing across jacket. Some small nicks and chips along edges of DJ, short 1 inch tear to lower corner.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Jackie Kennedy owned and used vintage Zero Halliburton briefcase, including photographic equipment, from the Sotheby's sale of her home contents

      n.p., n.d.. 18" x 13" x 6". "Zero Halliburton aluminum case, 18"" x 13"" x 6,"" with a combination lock. Includes eight assorted Nikon lens caps and covers, two Hoya filters, and a Heliopan Lichtfilter. Owned by Jacqueline Kennedy.After Jacqueline Bouvier graduated from George Washington University, she started her first job in the fall of 1951 as the ""Inquiring Camera Girl"" for the Washington Times-Herald newspaper. Roving around the city, she took pictures of people she encountered, asked them questions on the issues of the day, and wove their answers into her newspaper column. She also covered the 1951 inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It was during this time that she met Massachusetts Congressman, soon to be U.S. Senator, John F. Kennedy. The United Press headlined their June 25, 1953, story: ""Senator Kennedy / Says He'll Wed / Ex-Camera Girl."" Included with this lot is the original receipt from Sotheby's, as well as several photographs of Jackie using cameras, and photographs she took.Provenance: Jacqueline Kennedy, Sotheby's Auction of the Kennedy Family Homes 2005, The Frank Harvey Kennedy Collection"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Catcher in The Rye

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, , 1951. Octavo (200 x 140 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        God's Men

      New York: John Day Company 1951 - 8vo., brown cloth lettered in gilt with ornate gilt cover and spine designs; with the slightest edge-wear. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Mr. Philip Jessup, with friendly greetings, Pearl S. Buck," on the front endpaper. ---- Philip C. Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice and veteran U.S. diplomat, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Jessup was a U.S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a member of the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He also served as a U.S. ambassador at large from 1949 until his resignation in 1953. During that time, he was one of the closest advisers of then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After Jessup was maligned by Senator Joe McCarthy for purported communist "affinities," General Dwight D. Eisenhower heralded Jessup's "devotion to the principles of Americanism." McCarthy's charges kept Jessup from being reappointed to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1951 but President Harry S. Truman made him an alternate delegate the following year. Likewise, Buck, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, was also a dedicated advocate of social reform, challenging the American public by raising consciousness on topics such as racism, sex discrimination and the plight of unadoptable children. A significant presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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      Gnome Press, New York 1951 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Asimov on a laid in signature. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or pieces missing. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. We buy Asimov First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Complete in fifteen volumes comprising The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under my Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It wa

      Macdonald, London 1951-1969 A first edition set of Williamson's celebrated novel sequence. 8vo. Original publisher's cloth. Some spotting and dust marking to edges, and some additional spotting to a number of volumes, in the main confined to preliminary leaves and leaf margins. Former owner name and date inked to the front endpaper of eight volumes. Quite a nice bright set in the original James Broom-Lynne-designed dust wrappers, a number lightly edge worn and nicked, the spine panels a little darkened and with occasional small portions of loss. One wrapper ('A Fox Under my Cloak') is price-clipped, another ('The Dark Lantern') exhibits a number of tears and a third ('The Phoenix Generation') some spotting, but all are now protected by a removable sheet of archival acetate. A nice bright set.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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