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        Tarot Franc-Comtois (jeu de cartes)

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

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

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

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        The Catcher in the Rye

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

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        White Man Remines

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

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        I Promessi Sposi.

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

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

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

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        Los Tres Maridos Burlados. Novela De Los Cigarrales De Toledo. Ilustraciones De Jaime Pla.

      Ediciones Armiño - Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 1951 - 127 pp. y 1 hoja en muy buen papel de hilo. Impreso a dos tintas. Más 4 láminas aguafuertes originales , más Serie con cuatro estados de los grabados, firmados por el artista, más una ilustración grabada inédita, también firmada por Jaume Pla. Tirada de 35 ejemplares. (nº2). Excelente ejemplar con una magnífica encuadernación firmada por Manuel Bueno. A plena piel muy decorada con hierros al oro. Lomera con regios nervios y florones. Guardas enmarcadas en piel decorada. Corte superior dorado. Caja de resguardo forrada y con acabados en piel. Size: 23 x 17 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        SPARTACUS

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

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        Paul et Jean-Paul

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

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        Inscribed Portrait Photograph.

      

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        Fertile Image

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

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        The Catcher in the Rye

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

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        Ohne Titel.

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

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        The Catcher in The Rye

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, , 1951. Octavo. 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.

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown, 1951 A very good first edition (so stated on the copyright page) in a good dust jacket with the $3.00 price in the correct position on the front flap. Jacket trimmed at bottom. Gilt worn off the spine of the book.

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        The Puppet Masters.

      New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951 - Octavo. Original pale green boards, titles to spine red. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, spine ends lightly bumped; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with some creasing and short closed tear to head of front panel and foot of spine, with tape repair to verso. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Molloy - Malone meurt - L'innommable

      Edition originale sur papier courant.Précieux envoi autographe daté de Novembre 1951 et signé de Samuel Beckett à son ami le peintre Geer (Van Velde) et à sa femme Lise.Bel exemplaire tel que paru. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1951-1953 12x19cm 3 volumes brochés

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        Five Autograph Letters and one Postcard, signed, to Evelyn Moore Moise of New York City, regarding the apartment Wilson was subletting from her; with 2 Typed letters from Moise to Wilson

      New York, 1951. Four of the letters on New Yorker stationery, the last on letterhead of "Mrs. Edmund Wilson" of Red Bank, New Jersey; each of the 5 letters is one page. 1 vols. 8vo & 12mo. Very good, in a custom blue cloth folder with leather label. Four of the letters on New Yorker stationery, the last on letterhead of "Mrs. Edmund Wilson" of Red Bank, New Jersey; each of the 5 letters is one page. 1 vols. 8vo & 12mo. Wilson's Sublet. Interesting group of letters written to Wilson's landlady, from whom he was subletting an apartment at 11 East 87th, during a period when his play A LITTLE BLUE LIGHT was in rehearsal, and shortly before the death of his mother later that year. Discussions of the mundane issues (rent, gas, electricity and telephone bills) predominate, along with the usual NYC complaint: "the heating and hot water are not as strong as they ought to be ... we have only short spurts of heat and I don't find it helps much to speak to the janitor"). In his letter of April 17, Wilson requests a brief extension of his star in order to attend the opening of his play.

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        Siddhartha

      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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        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.

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        The Rake's Progress

      Boosey & Hawkes, London 1951 - 8vo, pp. 60. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel. Staples rusted, wrappers a little marked and foxed but with no chips or tears. A very good copy. First edition. OSBERT SITWELL'S COPY, INSCRIBED TO HIM ON TITLE PAGE BY CHESTER KALMAN -- 'Happy Christmas (1952) to Osbert' -- AND SIGNED BY BOTH KALMAN AND AUDEN UNDER THEIR PRINTED NAMES.

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        ANNA KARENINA

      Limited Editions Club, Cambridge 1951 - Two octavo volumes (5-7/8" x 8-3/4") bound in cloth decorated with lithographic drawings by Barnett Freedman drawn on and printed from the stones. Illustrated with color autolithographs drawn on the stone (225 separate stones!) by Barnett Freedman and printed from the stones at the Curwen Press. Translated by Constance Garnett. Copy #1087 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Slight sunning to the spines. About Fine in a close to Fine slipcase with light wear to the open edge [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Soldier's Story

      Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/Missing. Signed. Dust jacket is missing. Published in 1951 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York. Book is in very good condition with minor wear to cover, tight binding with 618 pages. Text is clean of any markings, writing, or highlighting. Light water stains exist on inside bottom corners of pages in front third of book and at bottom of spine. Note inscribed to previous owner on title page signed by author Omar N. Bradley. Also included is a letter typed on Bulova Watch Company letterhead dated 1958 and also signed by General Bradley. It is an invitation letter to attend an event that the General was hosting. Omar Bradley at the time was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking.

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        Tyll Ulenspiegel und Lamme Goedzak.

      - Zürich (,Dolf Hürlimann) 1951, 4°, illustr.Or.-Hln.31 nn.S., 4 (2 ganzs.) Or.-Handätzungen (1 farbig, auf VDeckel einfarbig wiederh.) v.Warja Honegger-Lavater.(2.Barfüßer-Druck).Breitrandiger Handdruck in einer selten benutzten Gotisch auf Van Gelderbütten in 30 Expl.Schönes Expl.dieser frühen Veröffentl.der Schweizer Künstlerin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WAR SPEECHES. Compiled by Charles Eade

      Cassell & Company ltd.London.,1951-2. FIRST EDITION.Three volumes.Very good set finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco,raised bands,gilt.Single gilt ruled borders on boards.Top edges gilt.Housed in a blue cloth covered slip-case.Very bright set of the definitive edition of Churchill's war speeches.:

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        Albert Einstein: Philosopher - Scientist

      Library of Living Philosophers, Evanston, IL 1951 - "Written by the man considered the 'Person of the Century' by Time magazine, this is not a glimpse into Einstein's personal life, but an extension and elaboration into his thinking on science. Two of the great theories of the physical world were created in the early 20th century: the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einstein created the theory of relativity and was also one of the founders of quantum theory. Here, Einstein describes the failure of classical mechanics and the rise of the electromagnetic field, the theory of relativity, and of the quanta."[Pub. Info] Written in German by Einstein, translated by Paul Schilpp. Brief autobiography accompanied by various essays by leading scholars about Einstein's scientific work. Nobel Prize in Physics 1921 was awarded to Albert Einstein "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect." [nobelprize] There is a protective mylar cover. 2ND EDITION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zoof?hrer (junger Kragenb?r, 70 Jahre Zoo Wuppertal)

      Wuppertal 1951 - 15 x 21 cm 52 Seiten 100 gr. sehr guter Zustand, mit Stempeln und leichten Gebrauchsspuren [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Albert Schweitzer Jubilee Book - "Royal Deluxe" edition

      Cambridge, Mass: Sci-Art Publishers, 1951. Royal Deluxe Edition. Full Gilded Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. Every once in a while, a bookseller comes across a book that is not only beautiful because of its binding and signatures, but one that is a true historical document. This is the Royal Deluxe edition of Albert Schweitzer's Jubilee Book, published to raise money for his hospital with a book of twenty-six chapters and 508 pages (including an extensive index) covering topics about medicine, philosophy, music and others written by his colleagues, experts in their fields. It is numbered "Copy No. 23" of an unknown amount of Royal Deluxe editions and is signed by Schweitzer (winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize) and 13 other medical, philosophical and social experts of the time, including the publisher A.A. Roback. (more about the signatures later in this description). This book is finely bound in dark red leather with bright gold accents, with a grey silk bookmark. It is in near fine condition, with a slight dryness to the beautiful leather (easily fixed with the proper dressing) but the covers are solid and beautiful with only minor rubbing on the corners. There is gold gilt on the top edge with minor touches of wear, marbled endpapers, and natural toning from age has darkened the pages but quite evenly. It is uncertain whether the book was privately bound or was published in this fine binding. There is a signed letter from the publisher, A.A. Roback, attached to a front page in which the publisher states the book was shipped directly from the publisher with the autograph sheets. These signature pages have been tipped in to the front of the book. Now the good part: Albert Schweitzer has signed the top of one of these early pages with a message in french: "avec mes bonnes pensees" (with my good thoughts). On the letter in the front, as mentioned, is the signature of A.A. Roback and on another page are 13 signatures by A.A. Roback (again) and 12 authors of many of the chapters in the book: (1) A.A. Roback (1890-1965), Ph.D. Polish-born psychologist, philologist, folklorist, and educator and publisher, edited the book and wrote Chap. I "Albert Schweitzer The Man" (2) Werner Jaeger (1888-1961), a 20th Century classicist, Professor of Classical Philology at Harvard University, wrote Chap. XX "Xenophanes And The Beginnings of Natural Theology (3) George Sarton (1884-1956), Belgian chemist and historian, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, considered the founder of the History of Science Discipline, listed on the title page and writer of the Epilogue, Chap. XXIII, "The Scholar's Dilemma;" (4) Sir Phillip Manson-Bahr (1881-1966), Director, Clinical Division, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, married the daughter of Sir Patrick Manson, founder of the tropical medicine field. An expert in his own right, he wrote Chap. XVII, "The Post-Graduate Teaching of Clinical Tropical Medicine;" (5) J.S. Bixler (1894-1985), Ph.D., President of Colby College, writer of Chap. II, "Productive Tensions in the Work of Albert Schweitzer;" (6) Clement C. Chesterman, M.D., O.B.E., Hon. Sec. British Advisory Bd. on Medical Missions, author on many books on tropical medicine, wrote Chap. XVIII, "The Strange Case of Dives and Lazarus;" (7) William Ernest Cooke (1879-1967), F.R.C.S.I., L.R.C.P.I., D.P.H, Superintendent of the School for Tropical Diseases in London, wrote Chap. XIX, "Medical Missions and the Future;" (8) Olof Linton, Theol. D., Professor of Exegetics, University of Uppsala, wrote Chap. XXII, "Albert Schweitxzer's Interpretation of St. Paul's Theology;" (9) Karl Vietor (1892-1951), Ph.D., Professor of German Art & Culture, Harvard University wrote Chap. XIV, "Lutheranism, Catholicism, and German Literature;" (10) Roland H. Bainton (1894-1984), B.D., Ph.D., was the Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale University for 42 years, wrote Chap. XIII, "The Unity of Mankiind in the Classical Christian Tradition;" (11) Edward L. Thorndike (1874-1949), Ph.D., LL.D., Sc.D., Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University, His work on animal behavior and the learning process led to the theory of connectionism and helped lay the scientific foundation for modern educational psychology. He wrote Chap. VI, "Valuations of Achievements, Acts, Laws and Persons;" (12) A.T. Davison (1883-1961), Ph.D., Mus. D. (Hon.), F.R.C.M., Professor of Music, Harvard University, wrote Chap. VIII, "The Transcendentalism of Albert Schweitzer;" (13) Leo Schrade (1903-1964), Professor of Music History at Yale University; Professor and Director, Musicology Institute, University of Basel; wrote Chap. VII, "Schweitzer's Aesthetics: An Interpretation of Bach." A gloriously-bound work of history signed by men well established in their respective fields in the world of Albert Schweitzer, all of whom are no longer with us.

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        Wegweiser (Nilpferd)

      Berlin 1951 - 21 cm 60 Seiten 160 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Zoo Guide (Zeichnung junger Tiger)

      London 1951 - 20,6 x 13,6 cm 78 Seiten 170 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lithograph proofs for Anna Karenina.

      

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        From Here to Eternity - SIGNED

      Scribner, New York 1951 - Near fine and appears to be unread in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front end paper; "For Igor Kropotkin, with best wishes, James Jones". Igor Kropotkin was the head of Scribners Bookstores and a former President of the American Booksellers Association (as the ABAA was then known), thus an important presentation copy. Jacket with a closed tear with associated creasing on the bottom of the rear panel, repaired internally, else both the volume and jacket are near fine in all respects. (This volume is the first trade edition, not to be confused with the differently printed Presentation copies.) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Contract Signed ("Tennessee Williams") with his agent Aubrey Wood of Liebling-Wood, countersigned by Wood

      New York 1951 - One page. 1 vols. 4to. Extending the current contract, due to expire October 15, 1953, to October 15, 1960. Old folds and wrinkles, small chip at outer edge. In green half morocco slipcase

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        The Illustrated Man

      Doubleday, 1951 First edition, inscribed by Bradbury to Erle Korshak, founder of Shasta Publishing, with an elaborate drawing by Bradbury on the front free endpaper mimicking the tattoo art on the front of the dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Die Geschichte vom Soldaten. Die Geschichte vom Soldaten. Gelesen, gespielt, getanzt in zwei Teilen. Musik von Igor Strawinsky. Freie Nachdichtung von Hans Reinhart. Neun Holzschnitte von Frans Masereel. ( Vorzugsausgabe )

      Oprecht Zürich 1951 ( Nummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 6 der Vorzugsausgabe von 30 Exemplaren. Im Impressum von Hans Reinhart und Frans Masereel signiert. ) 51 Seiten mit 9 Holzschnitten, davon sieben blattgroße von Frans Masereel. Original-Pappband mit illustriertem Schutzumschlag mit Holzschnittvignette im OPappschuber, 4° ( 25 x 16,5 cm ). - Eines von nur 30 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Zerkall-Bütten. Der Schuber auf dem Vorderdeckel mit altem Buchzeichen, der Schuber leicht fleckig, gering bestoßen. Der Schutzumschlag oben gering angerändert - im Band auf dem Vorsatz ein altes Exlibris, Bindung etwas gelockert, sonst guter Zustand. ( Gewicht 400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Frans Masereel, Masereel, Vorzugsausgabe, signiert, nummeriert, Ramuz, Reinhart, Igor Strawinsky, Holzschnitte, Google

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        Molloy - Malone meurt - L'innommable

      Les éditions de minuit 1951 - - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1951-1953, 12x19cm, 3 volumes brochés. - Edition originale sur papier courant pour chacun des volumes. Précieux envois autographes signés de Samuel Beckett à son ami le peintre Geer (Van Velde) et à sa femme Lise sur les deux premiers volumes. « Que dire de ces plans qui glissent, ces contours qui vibrent, ces corps comme taillés dans la brume, ces équilibres qu'un rien doit rompre, qui se rompent, et se reforment à mesure qu'on regarde ? Comment parler de ces couleurs qui respirent, qui halètent ? de cette stase grouillante ? de ce monde sans poids, sans force, sans ombre ? Ici tout bouge, nage, fuit, revient, se défait, se refait. Tout cesse, sans cesse. On dirait l'insurrection des molécules, l'intérieur d'une pierre un millième de seconde avant qu'elle ne se désagrège. C'est ça la littérature. » (La Peinture des van Velde ou Le monde et le pantalon, in Cahiers d'Art n°11-12, Paris 1945) Beckett ne parle pas ici, malgré les apparences, de son œuvre littéraire mais de la peinture de Geer Van Velde, ajoutant quelques lignes plus loin : « [Bram] Van Velde peint l'étendue. G[eer] Van Velde peint la succession. » Cet éloge, publié à l'occasion de la double exposition des Van Velde, Geer chez Maeght et Bram à la galerie Mai, est le premier texte d'importance sur ces peintres alors à peu près inconnus du public : « On ne fait que commencer à déconner sur les frères Van Velde. J'ouvre la série. C'est un honneur. » Il est aussi le premier texte critique écrit directement en français par un jeune écrivain irlandais qui n'a encore jamais publié en France. Ainsi, le premier et plus important écrit sur l'art de Beckett, composé à l'aube de sa carrière littéraire, instaure, dès l'origine, une relation fondamentale entre son œuvre en gestation et la peinture de ses amis : « Aussi a-t-on souvent lu ce texte en creux, ou en miroir, comme une des rares désignations de la poétique (à venir) de Beckett par lui-même, une sorte de programme anamorphique d'écriture » (Un pantalon cousu de fil blanc : Beckett et l'épreuve critique par Pierre Vilar) Véritable déclaration d'intention du dramaturge, ce texte fondamental - dont Beckett confesse dès l'introduction la valeur introspective : « avec les mots on ne fait que se raconter » - inaugure la période créatrice la plus fructueuse de l'écrivain. En effet, à l'instar d'Apollinaire et de Cendrars, Beckett puise dans les problématiques artistiques de ses contemporains le ferment de son écriture à venir par « la mise en cause la plus profonde des présupposés narratifs, figuratifs ou poétiques. » (Pascale Casanova in Beckett l'abstracteur) L'influence majeure de la peinture moderne sur la structure - ou déstructuration - narrative du théâtre et des romans de Beckett sera révélée et analysée par de nombreux penseurs, dont Gilles Deleuze, Julia Kristeva ou Maurice Blanchot. C'est justement à partir de la peinture des Van Velde, de Geer, puis de Bram, que Beckett formalise cette volonté de traduire la question picturale en dramaturgie. Ainsi refuse-t-il les décors de Nicolas de Staël pour En attendant Godot car : « Il faut que le décor sorte du texte, sans y ajouter. Quant à la commodité visuelle du spectateur, je la mets là où tu penses. Crois-tu vraiment qu'on puisse écouter devant un décor de Bram, ou voir autre chose que lui ? » (Lettre à Georges Duthuit, 1952). Lorsqu'il rencontre Geer en 1937, « Beckett traverse une crise existentielle majeure, il vient de remodeler son premier roman Murphy, refusé par un grand nombre d'éditeurs, il sombre dans l'alcoolisme, quitte l'Irlande et s'installe définitivement à Paris » (Le Pictural dans l'œuvre de Beckett, Lassaad Jamoussi). Il revient d'un long voyage artistique en Allemagne où il s'est imprégné d'œuvres classiques et d'art contemporain - c'est lors de ce voyage qu'il découvre les Deux hommes contemplant la lune de Caspar David Friedrich, à l'origine de En attendant Godot. L'art est alors au cœur de sa réflexion créatrice et [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Foundation Trilogy

      Gnome Press, 1951 First editions of the three books in the trilogy, all stated First Edition on the copyright page and with the original prices on the flaps of the first issue dust jackets. THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY ** FOUNDATION, FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE & SECOND FOUNDATION, Gnome Press, 1951, 1952 & 1953 respectively, each volume in first edition (and first state bindings in first state full color pictorial dust-wrappers). This work awarded the HUGO for the best all time series. FOUNDATION is near fine in very good dust-wrapper with some light wear and tear; FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE is near fine in bright vg+ dust-wrapper with some light wear and tear; SECOND FOUNDATION is near fine in like dust-wrapper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Jeanne Relapse et Sainte -

      Le Livre Contemporain 1951 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 67 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin rouge à bandes. Dos lisse. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée Michel KIEFFER. L?illustration se compose d?un frontispice et de 21 lithographies en couleurs par Jacques VALLERY-RADOT. Très bel état. TIRAGE LIMITE à 130 exemplaires, celui-ci nominatif pour la librairie Plon. Exemplaire enrichi: - d'une page de texte manuscrite ornée d'une aquarelle originale signée de l'artiste. - d'une lettre autographe signée de l'auteur à l'illustrateur: "{.} Mon bon petit Jacques, {.} Quelle joie de penser que nous allons peut-être faire ensemble, chacun dans son langage, une belle prière à Jeanne d'Arc! Tenez-moi au courant après tout, on trouvera peut-être, fait exprès pour vous et moi un éditeur d'art qui ne soit pas un daim! {.}" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Judgment On Deltchev. SIGNED

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1951. First edition, SIGNED presentation copy by the author on the front endpaper. 'Dear Tommy, You may enjoy bits of it anyway. Its some time now since it was written. Best wishes to you both Eric'. VG, in original bumped blue cloth, slightly dusty to top edge and spine, small mark to top of front board. In VG= bright dustwrapper showing minimal wear, rubbing and a couple of closed tears. 9555

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Transistor -- selected reference material on characteristics and applications / Contract DA 36-039 SC-5589 (Task 3)

      Prepared by Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc for Western Electric Co, Inc, New York, NY 1951; 792 pages. Very Good overall, gray textured cardstock covers; large thick book, 9x12, smudges and a few old dampspots discoloring covers, some wear along spine. Prev. owner's name on blank endpage. Binding is secure and pages are clean, unmarked. Title - The Transistor - bright and clear on the spine and across front cover'The material included herein covers the same ground and supplements the talks given at a symposium on transistors, which was held at the Bell Telephone Laboratories during September, 1951... In the three odd years since the transistor was announced, work has been going on to study and perfect this device in order to make it a useful and reliable tool for general application... In this volume, as in the symposium, the treatment follows the general sequence of -- theory, transistor properties, circuit design principles, application and, finally, characteristics of different transistor types now under development...' (from the Foreword)Contents includes -- introduction (JA Morton); Holes and Electrons (William Shockley); The Physics of electronic Semiconductors (GL Pearson); The Theory of p-n Junctions in semiconductors and p-n Junction Transistors (W Shockley); Theory and Experiment for a Germanium p-n Junction (FS Goucher, GL Pearson, M sparks, GK Teal, W Shockley); The p-n Junction Transistors (W Shockley, M Sparks, GK Teal); The p Germanium Transistor (WG Pfann, JH Scaff);The Transistor - a New Semiconductor Amplifier (JA Becker, JN Shive); The Coaxial Transistor (WE Kock, RL Wallace, Jr); The Phototransistor (JN Shive); Aging and Temperature Response of Point-Contact Transistors (RM Ryder); Duality as a Guide in Transistor Circuit Design (RL Wallace, Jr., G. Raisbeck); Some Circuit Aspects of the Transistor (RM Ryder, RJ Kicher); Some Circuit Properties and Applications of n-p-n Transistors (RJ Wallace, jr., WJ Pietenpol);General Considerations concerning Non-linear Circuits and Negative Resistance (BG Farley); Idealized negative resistance characteristics of the Transistors (RLTrent); Some Switching Aspects of Transistors (AE Anderson); Some System Applications of transistor amplifiers (RS Caruthers); A New High-efficiency linear amplifier using a Transistor and a Vacuum Tube (G Raisbeck); A high-efficiency untuned amplifier (Raisbeck); Some experimental and practical applications of transistor oscillators (Caruthers); Modulators in carrier telephone systems (Caruthers); A stabilized transistor delay and switching circuit (Anderson);A Transistor packaged circuit for multifunctional switching applications (Trent); Stabilized single transistor binary counter (Trent); A Stabilized general purpose two-transistor binary counter (trent); A transistor reversible binary counter (Trent); Four stage binary counter (Trent); Diode gates (Hussey); Anticoincidence or Not And gate (Hussey); Storage and Addition of binary numbers (JR Harris); MORE

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        Opera omnia. A cura di Edoardo e Duilio Susmel

      La Fenice 1951-1962, Firenze - complessive 15650 p. 35 voll in-8 m.pelle cordonata coeva titoli e fregi oro ai dorsi

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        MATISSE His Art and his Public

      New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1951 - 8° - 591pp - Colo & B/w reproductions and One Original Lithograph by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Firset edition, publisehd in 495 numbered and signed copies each containing one original b/w Lithograph by HM. This copy inscrisbed by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. to Mrs Simon Guggenheim, Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art. Original binding (blue) and dust-jacket. Chips on the first plate of dust-jacket, otherwise in Very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Signature, Photograph, Sheet Music and Ephemera

      Exceedingly rare group of items 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. Obtained at a Basel performance during Reinhart's 1946 European Tour by 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. The small collection includes a 1 ¼" x 5 ¾" cut signature signed in black fountain pen, together with a few pages from a scrapbook that were assembled from that concert including the previously mentioned newspaper article, an original and unique snapshot photograph from the concert, the pay stub for the review, and a program insert noting the substitution of drummer Bob Bouraz and giving the guitar brand "MAJOR" used by Django. Also included is a scarce sheet music edition, the "2éme ALBUM DE DJANGO REINHARDT" (Paris: Publications Francis Day, 1945), Folio, 20 pp, including eight compositions dated 1941 - 1945. 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."

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U. „Felix".

      o. O., 17. II. 1951. - 8vo. 1 p. An eine „Liebe Stella": „Leider geht es an dem von Dir vorgeschlagenen Tag nicht, es wird sich vor dem Wiener Musikfest überhaupt kaum mehr einrichten lassen, da mein eigentliches Leben auf den Sonntag zusammengeschrumpft ist, meine Proben daher die Sonntage ausfüllen werden, da in der Woche nicht das kleinste ,Fensterl’ ist [ ]" - Felix Petyrek war Sohn des Organisten und Chordirigenten August Petyrek, der erzbischöflicher Organist in Olmütz war. Ab 1894 erhielt dieser eine Professur in Brünn und gab auch erste musikalische Unterweisungen an seinen Sohn. Felix Petyrek studierte Musikwissenschaft bei Guido Adler und Komposition an der Musikakademie bei Franz Schreker. Im Ersten Weltkrieg wurde Petyrek aus gesundheitlichen Gründen nicht an die Front eingezogen, sondern musste im Lager bei St. Andrä Kriegsgefangene betreuen. Er sammelte dort Lieder und Gesänge der aus vielen Nationen stammenden Gefangenen. Zusammen mit Bernhard Paumgartner und Alois Hába arbeitete er an der Musikhistorischen Zentrale beim k. u. k. Kriegsministerium. Ab 1919 lehrte Petyrek am Mozarteum. In Salzburg lernte er das "Wunderkind" Loris Margaritis kennen, mit dem ihm fortan eine Freundschaft verband.Nachdem Petyrek aus gesundheitlichen Gründen drei Jahre in Abbazia gelebt hatte, ging er 1926 nach Athen, wo er die Meisterklasse für Klavier leitete und auch als Lektor für Musikwissenschaft tätig war. Bereits nach einem Jahr hatte seine Klavierklasse ein hohes künstlerisches Niveau erreicht. Gleichzeitig gab er Vorträge und publizierte in Fachzeitschriften, vieles davon auf griechisch.Später lehrte er noch an den Musikhochschulen in Stuttgart und Leipzig, wo er sich der Bedeutung pädagogisch orientierter Stücke (die sich gleichermaßen zu Studienzwecken und zum Konzertvortrag eignen) widmete.Nachdem während der NS-Zeit seine Emigrationspläne die Schweiz wiederholt scheiterten und Scheidungskosten von seiner ersten Frau ihn immer mehr in finanzielle Schwierigkeiten brachten, trat er der NSDAP bei, um einem Amtsentzug zuvorzukommen. Von 1949 bis 1951 war er Professor an der Wiener Musik-Akademie. Im Dezember 1951 verstarb Felix Petyrek an Bluthochdruck, Herzerweiterung und frischem Schlaganfall mit Halbseiten-Lähmung rechts.Ein Archiv der europäischen Volksmusik konnte er nicht mehr vollenden. Sein Nachlass befindet sich im Archiv der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien.

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        Das Neue Testament unsers Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi nach der deutschen Überstzung D. Martin Luthers

      Evang. Verlagsanstalt, 1951 - Deckel gebogen und mit Knick Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499

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        The Foundation Trilogy

      Gnome Press, 1951 Foundation, 1951. Foundation and Empire, 1952. Second Foundation, 1953. All books are first editions, Foundation has the first issue dust jacket-"Hari Sheldon" on Foundation. Foundation and Empire is inscribed by the author on the title page. All three books state First Edition on the copyright page. All books are in near fine condition. Foundation, and Second Foundation, have a bookplate attached to the front paste-down. The dust jackets are in very good condition. Comes with custom-made cloth slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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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. .

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