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        ALEXANDER CALDER - A BOLDLY SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY

      Museum of Modern Art, New York 1951 - 80pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. With a chronology, exhibition history, collections listing, filmography and bibliography. This is the catalogue published in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art's comprehensive 1951 Alexander Calder retrospective exhibition. It features a text by curator James Johnson Sweeney accompanied by reproductions of sculpture, mechanized works, mobiles, stabiles, drawings, jewelry, previous gallery installations, and more. A most presentable example of the hardbound first printing additionally bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "Mit freundlichsten grussen / fur der / guten freund / Bruno E. Werner / Sandy Calder / Washington D.C. / 25 Jan, '58" in his inimitable script in blue ink across the entire title page showing some overall wear to the book and its price-clipped dust jacket as well as a mild dent through the upper foredge tip of the boards and textblock. Bruno Walter was a well-know German writer, art critic, and diplomat who served as his country's cultural attaché in Washington from 1952 through 1961. The date of the inscription coincides with the January 25th, 1958 opening of the artist's one-man exhibition as the twenty-seventh installment of the Corcoran Gallery's "Contemporary American Artists Series". PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        LES BUCOLIQUES

      Paris: Philippe Gonin, 1951. ONE OF 200 COPIES n. Hardcover. With an Inscribed Original Wood Engraving by the Artist. 327 x 248 mm (12 7/8 x 9 3/4"). 111, [2] pp., [1] leaf (colophon). Translated by L'Abbé Delille [pseudonym of the Chevalier de Langeac]. ONE OF 200 COPIES. Loose as issued in publisher's cream-colored wrappers and vellum-backed portfolio, black titling on spine. In a later patterned paper slipcase. With 80 wood engravings by Lucile Passavant. First preliminary leaf warmly inscribed "To Ed and Mary [Thom?]" from "[Denise?] and Louis"; second preliminary leaf inscribed by the artist to the Thoms; a greeting card illustrated and inscribed by the artist to Mr. and Mrs. Thom laid in at front. A hint of soil to spine, corners worn to boards, faint freckling to covers, the text with isolated trivial foxing, but an excellent copy, the text clean and fresh, and the binding a good deal more than good enough. This is a finely printed and illustrated edition of Virgil's first century B.C. pastoral poems, with intriguing provenance. These evocative and mysterious eclogues (or bucolics) are of great importance as an inspiration for the entire European tradition of pastoral poetry. Additionally, they provided an oblique commentary--of considerable contemporaneous interest--on Roman politics during the time that Gaius Octavian Caesar consolidated his power in the age of post-Julian turmoil. In terms of its modern importance, the book is a showcase for sculptress, painter, and wood engraver Lucile Passavant (1910-2012), who began her career as a voluptuous model posing for French sculptor Aristide Maillol (1861-1944). Though married, he fell in love with her, and she became his mistress. Maillol's close friend and patron, Count Harry Kessler (of Cranach Press fame) wrote in his diary, "in addition to having the kind of young, firm, heavy body that Maillol loved, Lucile was indeed a bright girl, with a talent for sculpture. Her work compares quite favorably with what Maillol was doing at that time. Her young mind was like a sponge, soaking up the master's sense of form and design. She also picked up his sense of graphic design. She carved woodcuts to illustrate classical poetry just like Aristide had done years earlier. She was a natural." As for provenance, the connection between Mr. and Mrs. Thom and Passavant may have been of some importance, as the French notes from the artist to the owners here reflect a friendly relationship.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Color postcard print inscribed of his painting "Musical score and Fruit" and signed.

      N. p., 1951. - 8vo. 1 p. To Monsieur Lionel Ancona.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Illustrated Man

      Doubleday 1951 - A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, totally unfaded on the spine (rare thus). Inscribed by Ray Bradbury in the year of publication. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Address of the President at the Opening of the Conference

      1951. Signed. (TRUMAN, Harry).Address of the President at the Opening of the Conference on the Japanese Peace Treaty, September 4, 1951.Washington: White House, Christmas 1951.Special limited first edition, number 33 of only 60 copies with the text from Truman?'s speech at the Japanese Peace Conference, printed for President Truman at Christmas 1951, an exceptional presentation/association copy warmly inscribed the month of publication to Truman?'s Secretary of the Air Force, ?"To Hon. Stuart Symington, with best wishes for a Merry Christmas, Harry Truman, Dec. 25, 1951.?"With his ratification of the Japanese Peace Treaty in San Francisco on September 4, 1951, President Harry Truman brought to a conclusion, in his own words, ?"a bitter and costly war.?" That historic event is commemorated here in a special limited edition of only 60 copies, containing the complete ?"Address of the President at the Opening of the Conference on the Japanese Peace Treaty.?" Within Truman speaks of the ?"long and patient negotiations… fair to both victor and vanquished,?" which produced the treaty, and his hopes for moving the world toward ?"a firm and lasting peace.?"Text generally fresh with only light soiling to preliminary and terminal leaves, light staining to original boards. A near-fine presentation copy with an especially memorable association.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, 1951. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed. Signed, limited edition. Number 66 of 750 copies signed by William Faulkner on the limitation page. About Fine. A beautiful copy, with light rubbing to the bottom edge of the marbled paper. Light fading to topstain. Spine cloth and gilt stamping are remarkably sharp. Acetate wrapper shows light rubbing and a small tear. Signed by William Faulkner on the limitation page. An absolutely stunning copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        LA MUERTE Y LA BRÚJULA (DEATH AND THE COMPASS)

      Buenos Aires: Emecé Editores, 1951. First Edition. New. First Printing. Near Fine in illustrated self-wrappers. Tiny owners name stamp to half-title and title page, and aside from some very discreet touch up to the black near the crown of the spine, a bright, Fine copy with the text remarkably unfoxed. A scarce volume collecting nine stories by the Latin American master, including 'Death and the Compass,' 'Funes the Memorious,' and 'The Garden of Forking Paths.' The title story was the basis for the 1992 Alex Cox film starring Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval, and Christopher Eccleston. An exemplary copy, and scarce thus.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1951. Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom made red silk solander box. Jacket spine toned, chips to head of spine and corners, spine of binding just slightly rolled. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, of one of the great American novels of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Brief in deutscher Übersetzung a. d. Hand von Wittgensteins Schwester Helene Salzer (geb. Wittgenstein, 1879–1956).

      Cambridge, 8. Juni 1951. - 5¾ SS. auf 3 Bll. Gr.-4to. Brief an Wittensteins Schwester Helene über die Erkrankung und den Tod des Bruders: „Ich schreibe, um Ihnen u. Ihrer Schwester meine Trauer u. mein Mitgefühl anläßlich des Todes Ihres Bruders auszudrücken. Ich bin sehr besorgt, weil weder ich noch die anderen Freunde, trotz eifrigen Suchen[s], die Briefe finden konnten, die Prof. Wittgenstein geschrieben hat, oder zu schreiben beabsichtigte, um Ihnen und Mrs. Stonborough zu erklären, weshalb er Ihnen Beiden seine Krankheit verheimlicht hatte [.] Er litt an einem Prostatakrebs seit dem Frühjahr 1949; die Krankheit war aber schwer zu constatieren u. erst Dr. Bevan [d. i. Edward Vaughan Bevan, 1907–1988], den er im Spätherbst 1949 consultierte, konnte das mit Sicherheit tun u. ihn so behandeln, daß der Schulterschmerz, der durch Metastasen hervorgerufen war, aufhörte und die Krankheit für einige Zeit einen Stillstand erfuhr. Prof. W. war so ziemlich wohl bis zu seiner Rückkehr aus Norwegen im letzten November. Dann begannen Schmerzen durch Metastasen im Rückgrat u. immer heftigere Anfälle. Der Ärgste von diesen, im Jänner, dauerte 14 Tage. Es war damals nicht ganz sicher, ob der Krebs die Ursache dieses Übels sei, aber im Februar fuhr Prof. W. nach Cambridge u. dort wurde er nach der sicheren Diagnose mit tiefgreifenden Röntgenstrahlen behandelt. Er blieb dort im Hause des Dr. Bevan bis zu seinem Tod [.] Nach der Röntgenbehandlung flammte sein Geist, der während eines Jahres niedergedrückt war, wieder auf u. er begann zu arbeiten, wie er es seit dem Beginn seiner Krankheit nicht mehr imstande gewesen war u. er fuhr mit dem Schreiben und den Discussionen fort bis zwei Tage vor seinem Tod [.] Am Freitag ging er aus u. war weniger warm angezogen, als es der Wetterumschwung nötig machte; das hatte eine Bauchfellentzündung zur Folge, an der er Sonntag Abend starb [.]". – Elizabeth Anscombe war nach Wittgensteins Tod neben Rush Rhees und G. H. von Wright einer der drei Verwalter von Wittgensteins philosophischer Hinterlassenschaft. – Mit zwei kleinen Tränenflecken; sehr wohlerhalten.

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        4 private Alben, die die Zeit des LGV von 1951-1975 dokumentieren (Sehr liebevoll gestaltete Alben, die einen Teil der Geschichte des LGV mit zahlreichen SIGNIERTEN Programm renommierter Künstler dokumentieren)

      1951-1975.. 4 Fotoalben, sauber angelegt und alles montiert oder eingeklebt, gute Ex.. 1. Album (1951-1957): 2 Zeitungsartikel über Walter Schlageter (Anm.: Prof. Walter Schlageter (1907-1995), Ettlinger Musiker und Ehrenchorleiter des Bad. Sängerbundes. Nachlass liegt im Stadtarchiv (Abteilung 7) ------ Zeitungsartikel Festaufführung der Kantate von Franz Philipp -------- 2 Fotos Weinausflug nach Neustadt 1951-------- Programm "Zwischen Zeit und Ewigkeit" (Kantate nach Dichtungen v. Hans Thoma), Stadtverwaltung Karlsruhe am 1. Nov. 1951 in der Stadthalle (Dirigent Walter Schlageter) -------- 1 Blatt Festakt Badischer Sängerbund aus Anlaß des 90jährigen Bestehens am 14.9.1952 im Bad. Staatstheater (Ltg. Walter Schlageter) --------- 3 Fotografien Omnibusfahrt nach Wildbad, Freudenstadt und Kuppenheim 1952 ---------- Programm des LGV Karlsruhe "Requiem v. Mozart" am 1.11.1952 in der Stadthalle (Dirigent Walter Schlageter) und Zeitungsartikel dazu --------- mehrere Zeitungsausschnitte zur Hans Thoma-Gedächtnisfeier --------- Programm des LGV Karlsruhe "Requiem v. Mozart" am 2.11.1953 in der Stadthalle und Zeitungsartikel dazu ------- Programm II. Musikalische Morgenfeier des Karlsruher Kammerorchesters im Kleinen Saal der Stadthalle am 15.11.1953 (Ltg. Walter Schlageter) dazu Zeitungsartikel) -------- 4 Fotos Sommerausflug Ettlingen / Herrenalb 1953 ---------- Programm "7. Symphonie-Konzert" des Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe am 16.4.1954 in der Stadthalle (Dirigent Otto Matzerath, Chor Walter Schlageter) -------- Zeitungsartikel "Johannes-Passion" in der Stadthalle ---------- Feier anl. der Verabschiedung von Oberschulrat Oskar Haug 30.4.1954 im Schauspielhaus (Programm und Zeitungsartikel (Ltg. Walter Schlageter) --------- 2 Ansichtskarten (Ulm und Weingarten) Konzertreise 10./11.7.1954 Ulm-Ravensburg-Weingarten-Überlingen-Bodensee -------- Programm "Kirchenmusik im Muenster zu Weingarten 10. Juli 1954" LGV Karlsruhe und Zeitungsausschnitt, umseitig 4 s/w Fotos von dieser Reise ------------ Programm LGV Karlsruhe "Festaufführung anl. des 70jährigen Bestehens 13.11.1954 in der Stadthalle "Hans Pfitzner - Von deutscher Seele) Ltg. Walter Schlageter umseitig 9seitiges Textheft und Zeitungsausschnitt ---------- Foto und Ausschnitt "Generalversammlung des LGV 22.1.1955 ------- Programmzettel Festaufführung von Deutscher Seele v. Hans Pfitzner, SIGNIERT von den Mitwirkenden: Maria Wolf, Walter Schlageter, Max Pröbstl, Hanna-Ulrike Vassal (Anm. Max Proebstl (* 24. September 1913 in München; gest. 19. November 1979 ebenda) war ein deutscher Opern- und Oratoriensänger in der Stimmlage Bass) -------- Programm und kl. Werbezettel sowie 2 Zeitungsausschnitte Festakt Bundesliederfest Pfingsten 1955 Badischer Sängerbund --------- Sängerbund Oppenau (5 Fotos, Zeitungsausschnitt, bedrucktes Stoffbändchen v. 1956 und Titelblatt der Festschrift 100 Jahre MGV Sängerbund Oppenau ----------- Programm LGV Karlsruhe "Musikalischer Abend 8.12.1956 im Bismarck-Gymnasium mit Sigrid Weber, Hans Clauser, Frithjof Kessel ----------- Programm LGV Karlsruhe am 5.1.1957 "Joseph Haydn - Die Schöpfung" SIGNIERT von den Mitwirkenden Hanna-Ulrike Vassal, Hans Hofmann (Bass), Walter Schlageter, Erwin Grosse und eine weitere (?), sowie ein Zeitungsartikel und ein s/w Orig.foto dazu --------- Programmheft des LGV Karlsruhe vom 19.10.1957 in der Stadthalle Karlsruhe zu "Carl Orff, Carmina Burana, SIGNIERT von Hanna Ulrike Vassal, Walter Schlageter, Hans Braun, Karl Bernhöft dazu Zeitungsartikel --------- Programm Nancy "Festival du Musique et Chant Choral (Mit Walter Schlageter und H.-U. Vassal... v. 26.10.1957 mit einigen Fotos und Zeitungsausschnitten ///////////////////// 2. Album (1957-1962) Zettel Walter Schlageter zum 50. Geb. -------- Programm des LGV Karlsruhe v. 14. Mai 1958 in der Stadthalle Karlsruhe "Joseph Haydn - Die Schöpfung, SIGNIERT von den Mitwirkenden Claire Fassbender-Luz (geb. 1916 international gefeierte Opernsängerin und später Hoteliersfrau in Freudenstadt), Frederick Dalberg (* 07.01.1908 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England - 01.03.1988 in Kapstadt, u.a. hervorragender Wagnersänger), Naan Pöld (eig. Benjamin Nathan Feld) 1921-1998, estnischer Tenor), Walter Schlageter, dazu 2 Zeitungsausschnitte ----------- Vereinsfahrt des LGV am 8. Juni 1958 nach Calw (Bildausschnitte und 5 Fotos), Nachruf und Todesanzeige Karl Heß ------------ Zeitungsausschnitt zum 60. Geb. v. Willi Preis (1958) ----------- Einladung 75 Jahre LGV / 5 Jahre Karlsruher Lehrerspielschar zur Aufführung "Des Königs Schatten" v. Bernt von Heiseler v. 24.-27.10.1958 ---------- Programm "Festakt 23.11.1958 Stadthalle Karlsruhe mit Einlaßkarte (Ltg. Walter Schlageter -------- 2 Einlaßkarte des LGV v. 29.11.1958 + 6.12.1958 und 3 Abb. v. Elisabeth Schmidt, Naan Pöld und Ingrid Sahlin -------------- Programm des LGV Karlsruhe zur Feier des 75jährigen Jubiläums "Festkonzert am 6.12.1958", SIGNIERT v. den Mitwirkenden Elisabeth Schmidt, Komponist Fritz Kölble, Walter Schlageter, Ingrid Sahlin, Naan Pöld, Franz Philipp (Komponist) (Franz Joseph Philipp (* 24. August 1890 in Freiburg im Breisgau; gest. 2. Juni 1972 ebenda) war ein deutscher Kirchenmusiker und Komponist). 1924 Direktor des Badischen Konservatoriums für Musik in Karlsruhe) und Zeitungsausschnitt --------- Programm "Kreisliedertag am 7./8. 3.1959 in Karlsruhe des Sängerkreis Karlsruhe in der Stadthalle ------------- Programmheft, Programmzettel und Zeitungsausschnitt des LGV v. 6.5.1959 in der Stadthalle, SIGNIERT v. Elisabeth Schmidt, Naan Pöld, Hans Ochsenkiel ----------- Programmheft und Zeitungsausschnitt "Neue Chormusik Ludwigsburg 10. Oktober 1959 Stadthalle ----------- Flyer Grands Concerts Symphoniques du Conservatoire 8.11.1959 in Nancy (Direct. Walter Schlageter), 2 Zeitungsausschnitte sowie Programmzettel SIGNIERT v. Elisabeth Schmidt (Sopran), Naan Pöld, Clemens Kaiser-Breme (Clemens Kaiser-Breme (* 8. August 1908 in Bochum; gest. 12. Januar 1997 in Niederkassel) war ein deutscher Opernsänger (Stimmlage Bariton) und Musikpädagoge), Walter Schlageter ----------- Einladung zur Generalversammlung des LGV am 6.2.1960 im "Salmen" am Ludwigsplatz (Karlsruhe) -------- 1 Blatt Einladung des LGV Karlsruhe zur Fastnacht am 1.3.1960 --------- Programmzettel des Badischen Sängerbundes, Konzert 30.4.1960 in der Stadthalle Karlsruhe und Zeitungsausschnitt -------- Bundesliederfest Karlsruhe Pfingsten 1960, zahlr. Artikel und Bildausschnitte ---------- Jungbürgerfeier 25.6.1960 Schwarzwaldhalle Karlsruhe "Carmina Burana" mit Walter Schlageter LGV Karlsruhe "Sängerfahrt 1960 nach Alpirsbach" ---------- Tagesordnung der Generalversammlung ----------- einige Artikel und Ausschnitte zu Fastnachtsveranstaltungen --------- Programm Männerchor Pforzheim-Brötzingen 1861-1961, Carmina Burana, 2. Sonderkonzert, SIGNIERT v. 3 Mitwirkenden Hanna Ulrike Vassal, Barry Mc Daniel, Eric Marion (Barry McDaniel (* 18. Oktober 1930 in Lyndon, Kansas) ist ein US-amerikanischer Bariton, der seine Karriere fast ausschließlich in Deutschland gestaltete. Neben seiner Bühnentätigkeit trat er auch als Konzert- und Liedsänger hervor), Zeitungsartikel dabei ---------- Programm Gruppenkonzert der Sängergruppe Karlsruhe am 24.9.1961 Stadthalle Karlsruhe --------- Programm und Textbuch "König David" Musik v. Arthur Honegger, am 27.1.1962, SIGNIERT Ingeborg Reichelt, Katja Fischer-Dobbelstein, Friedrich Wilhelm Andreas, Naan Pöld, Oskar Haug und einige Zeitungsausschnitte dazu --------- Morgenfeier der "Woche der Brüderlichkeit 11.3.1962 der gesellschaft für christlich-jüdische Zusammenarbeit in Karlsruhe (Einladung, Programm und Zeitungsartikel) /////////////////// 3. Album (1962-1966): Tagesordnung der Generalversammlung des LGV v. 16.3.1962 mit 18 s/w Fotos und 1 Zeitungsausschnitt ---------- 100 Jahre Badischer Sängerbund (Zeitungsartikel) -------- Programm "Festakt aus Anlass des 100j. Bestehens des Badischen Sängerbund am 24.6.1962 im Badischen Staatstheater" und Zeitungsartikel ----------- Einladung zum Ausflug des LGV am 1.7.1962 v. Pforzheim nach Bad Liebe...

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      New York, 19. Februar 1951. - 1½ SS. Gr.-4to. An Barbara (Betty) Gaun (1891–1967), die von etwa 1912 bis zur Auflösung des Palais in der Argentinierstraße 1951 Hausdame der Familie Wittgenstein gewesen war: „[.] Wie Ihnen Herr Lichtenegger wohl gesagt haben wird, bin ich mit der von Ihnen [e. korrigiert zu:] ihm empfohlenen Verteilung der Moebel vollkommen einverstanden. Ich habe allerdings den Wunsch gehabt, dass namentlich Sie ausser den von Ihnen gewuenschten Moebeln noch irgendein Bild als Andenken erhalten sollten. In Ihrem Falle habe ich mir gedacht, Sie sollten eines der Blumenbilder bekommen, die in meinem Porzellanzimmer im 1. Stock der Argentinierstrasse gehangen sind. Ich habe das deshalb gemeint, damit Sie sehen, dass es keine Ausmusterer sind, die ich als Andenken verteile! Da Sie sich aber, wie mir Herr Lichtenegger schreibt, nicht mehr genau erinnern, welche Bilder dort gehangen sind, und da Ihnen ja doch an den Moebeln mehr gelegen ist, sollten Sie sich wenigstens aus den sogenannten Rolino[e. korrigiert zu:] Raulinoblättern (Herr Lichtenegger wird Sie Ihnen zeigen) ein pa[a]r aussuchen; je ein solches Blatt sollten dann auch die Magda, Marie, Groemer u. Schreier erhalten. Auch die beiden Radierungen von Kasimir habe ich zu diesem Zweck bestimmt. Meine Waesche und die huebschen Zierdecken wuerde ich allerdings sehr gerne hierhergeschickt kriegen. Hier ist so etwas kaum zu kriegen, u. ich koennte sie, wenn irgend jemand zur Jause kommt[,] sehr gut brauchen. Vielleicht kann Herr Lichtenegger sie einmal mit den noch in Wien befindlichen Photographien herschicken. Dass Ihnen die Aufloesung des Hauses nahegeht davon bin ich ueberzeugt! [.]" – Die erwähnten „Raulinoblätter" stammen von dem Maler und Aquarellisten Tobias Dionys Raulino (1785–1839), der zahlreiche Veduten mit Ansichten aus der südlichen Umgebung Wiens geschaffen hat, die auch als Lithographien reproduziert wurden. – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; mit Rundstempel der „Österreichischen Zensurstelle"; kleinere Faltspuren, sonst sehr wohlerhalten.

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        THE BIG KILL.

      E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,, New York: 1951 - First edition. His fifth book. INSCRIBED, "Hi Dave - A big hello! Mickey Spillane." Minor wear otherwise very good to near fine, in very good plus dust jacket with minimal edge wear and a light staining to verso. Very scarce signed--or unsigned. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        A History of the Crusades

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1951-52-54. The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem; The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East; The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Smart copies in excellent condition, with the top edges somewhat dust darkened, and the jackets spine-tanned and a little creased along the edges, with a tiny tear to the bottom front panel of the jacket in volume three (also price-clipped). First editions, first impressions (except for volume one a first reprint), very scarce presentation copies, of this important history of the Crusades. All three volumes are inscribed by the author on the half title, "For Anthony Hobson, Steven Runciman". Anthony Hobson (1921-2014) was the director of Sotheby's and noted bibliophile. Runciman's History of the Crusades is his most enduring work, a "major achievement of narrative history infused by passion and at times romanticism, as a result of which he has been compared to Macaulay. Inherent in the work is regret at the deplorable failure of the crusading West to understand Byzantium and the East. Runciman's style of writing, and perhaps also his detachment from the narrow confines of academic life, gave him access to a wide cultivated readership, much of which had hitherto been quite unfamiliar with Byzantium" (ODNB).

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        Siddhartha

      New York, New York: New Directions. First Edition (First American) - Nap (No Additional Printing Stated, Thus First). The Book Is Bound In Mustard Cloth Over One Quarter Green With Gilt Stamped Lettering On The Spine. Photograph By Roloff Beny On The Front And On The Slip Case. Publisher Information Sheet Attached To The Slip Case. No Mention Of The Beny Photograph. Top Edges Dyed Green. The Book Has Moderate Wear To The Spine, Else Fine. The Slip Case Has Light Dust Soiling. The Attached Publishers Sheet Is In Very Good Condition. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1951.

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        Dix, Otto. - "Mutter und Kind".

      . Farblithografie / Pinsel- & Kreidelithografie, in Braun & Rosa, 1951. Von Otto Dix. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 52/57. 57,3 x 46,3 cm (Darstellung / Druckbild) / 68,5 x 55,5 cm (Blatt). Karsch 193. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert. Links eigenhändige Auflagenbezeichnung und Titel. - Seltene Farbvariante innerhalb der Auflage! - Originalrandiges Exemplar. Sehr guter Zustand. Otto Dix (1891 Untermhaus / heute Gera - 1969 Singen am Hohentwiel). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, bedeutender Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. 1909-14 an Königlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1914-18 Militärdienst als Kriegsfreiwilliger. 1919 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie, Atelier am Antonplatz. Gründungsmitglied der "Dresdner Sezession Gruppe 1919". 1922 Umzug nach Düsseldorf. 1925-27 wohnhaft in Berlin. Seit 1927 Professor für Malerei an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. 1933 wurde er durch die Nationalsozialisten seines Amtes enthoben und als "entartet" diffamiert. 1936 Übersiedlung nach Hemmenhofen.; 5257.

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        Jungle Chase. SIGNED COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Collins [1951] 8vo., First Edition, small neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, front free endpaper with tiny clip at outer corner; green cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE. First of two novels written by Roy Farran, much - decorated veteran of WWII and author of the SAS classic 'Winged Dagger'. SIGNED COPIES ARE RARE.

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        Première anthologie vivante de la poésie du passé

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

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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 )

      Zürich, Oprecht, 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 ).

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        The Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man

      New York: The Vanguard Press, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. (Published simultaneously with the Canadian edition.) Signed by McLuhan on front end paper, inscribed to former owner. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Wear to cloth along bottom edge. Unclipped jacket has a thin closed tear in front panel near its foot and a few nicks and tiny chips but unsunned and in nice shape overall. A pioneering study of popular culture by the late philosopher of communication theory. His first book, under his full name: Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

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        Hall of Famer Satchel Paige Signed Photograph - image taken in Yankee Stadium in 1951

      n.p., n.d.. 8" x 10". "Photograph Signed ""Satchel Paige."" Black & white, 8"" x 10"". Fine condition.Satchel Paige is pictured in his St. Louis Browns visiting players uniform at Yankee Stadium in 1951, the year that he received one vote in Hall of Fame balloting from the Baseball Writers Association of America even though he was still an active player. Future Hall of Famers Chick Hafey, Joe McCarthy, Sam Rice, and Lloyd Waner also received one vote each. In 1971, Satchel Paige became the first player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Negro League Committee.Satchel Paige was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Browns on July 14, 1951. Later that year, the Browns played the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium on Aug 3rd, 4th, and 5th, and September 11th when they swept the Yankees in both games of a doubleheader. In last place, the Browns were then 43 1/2 games behind the eventual pennant winner and world champion Yankees. In the second game, in the sixth inning with two out and Jerry Coleman on third and Mickey Mantle on first, with the tying run at the plate, 45-year-old Satchel Paige came in and got Phil Rizzuto to ground out to first. Allowing just a single, Paige pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings to preserve a 6-3 final score.JSA LOA"

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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 ... (Truncated)

      Macdonald, London 1951-1969, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st Edition. Full Book Title: 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. 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.

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        The Great Beast - The Life Of Aleister Crowley (Signed By The Author With The Scarce Promotional Wrap-around Band)

      The First UK printing published by Ryder and Co. in 1951.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Small mark to the lower spine but otherwise the blue covers are clean.The corners are sharp with light pushing at the spine ends.Mild toning to the text block but the pages are clean.The scarce paper WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.Minor edge wear more-so at the lower spine end.The scarce promotional WRAP-AROUND BAND is complete and is in near FINE condition.The wrapper and band looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.The Book has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to the front blank end-paper:'Roland Knaster (?), with the author's sincere regards,John Symonds'.The book is also accompanied by a H/W note from Roland Knaster stating how he was acquainted with John Symonds - 'a very difficult individual.'.A variety of old newspaper reviews of this title also accompany the book.Symonds and Crowley met in the last year of Crowley's life. Crowley left Symonds the copyright to his written works and made him his literary executor.'The Great Beast' is a critical, rather unsympathetic, biography of Crowley: Symonds did approve of Crowley's attitude to sex and drugs, but despite his rather negative portrayal of the Beast, Symonds' writings not only played a large part in preventing Crowley from being forgotten but also in increasing his popularity.A very scarce title to find in any collectible condition.Scarce with such attributes and the nicest copy we have handled to date.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        The Emigrants. A Novel. Translated from the Swedish by Gustaf Lannestock.

      New York; Simon and Schuster, 1951. 21,5x14,5 cm. Förlagets klotband med tryckt skyddsomslag. Naggat och revigt skyddsomslag. Ryggändarna lätt tilltryckta. Fin inlaga. Första engelskspråkiga utgåvan av Utvandrarna. Dedikation: ''To Kristina from the Author / Augusti 20 -- 1951.'' Mottagaren Kristina Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005) hade under 40-talet och möjligen även senare en kärleksaffär med Moberg, som döpte Kristina i Utvandrarserien efter henne. Kärleksaffären upptäcktes via en svit om 30 böcker som Moberg dedicerat till henne. I exemplaret av Utvandrarna (1949) skriver han: "Till Kristina, min älskade, som lånat sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i denna bok, med tacksamhet och kärlek från Författaren", ett intyg som upprepas så sent som 1969 i pocketupplagan av Utvandrarserien: " Den 29/3 1969. / Till Kristina -- hon som givit sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i utvandrarromanen och till Minnet / med innerlig tillgivenhet från Författaren", vilket visar att hon var fullt närvarande i hans tankevärld under hela denna tid och därmed mycket väl kan ha påverkat hans senare litterära produktion. Vad som ytterligare talar för detta är exemplaret av Vår ofödde son, en pjäs från 1945 som behandlar abort-problematik. Detta är den enda av böckerna som Kristina låtit binda in i ett påkostat rött skinnband, med en pärmficka längst bak där hon samlat tidningsartiklar om boken och dess författare. I Kristinas exemplar av den danska utgåvan av samma bok, utgiven 1947, finns en dedikation från översättaren: "Kaera Kristina! / Denne Bog, den til Dels handler om dig, sendes dig til Erindring -- ikke om Forfattaren, men om Oversatteren. / Din Carl Erik''

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        I Promessi Sposi.

      Nella Stamperia di Alberto Tallone,, In Parigi, 1951 - Tre volumi di cm. 28, pp. 272 (4); 281 (1); 318 (6). Solida legatura eidtoriale in mezza pergamena con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro. Tagli di testa dorati e brossura originale preservata all'interno. Ciascun volume entro custodia in cart. rigido. Perfetta conservazione. Prima edizione dei Promessi Sposi stampata con i torchi di Tallone che alcuni anni più tardi ne appronterà una nuova edizione. Stampata su carta distinta in 450 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 72). Si tratta di uno degli esemplari che l'editore fece rilegare in mezza pergamena. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MARRIAGE OF CUPID AND PSYCHE

      - (DULAC,EDMUND)illus. THE MARRIAGE OF CUPID AND PSYCHE by Walter Pater. NY: Limited Editions Club 1951. 4to, full vellum stamped in gold, Fine in fine slipcase. LIMITED TO 1500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DULAC. Illustrated with beautifully rich color plates by Dulac. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Hopalong Cassidy and the Trail to Seven Pines

      Doubleday 1951 - Western novel. Written by L'Amour under the Burns pseudonym. Near fine; slightest wear at heel; in VG jacket; tape reinforcements on rear of head and heel have fallen off, leaving dark stains. Small closed tears and folds along top edge with tiny chips at tips. Photo of William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy on rear cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marie qui louche EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Presses de la Cité, 1951. Fine. Presses de la Cité, Paris 1951, 12x18,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies. 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 100 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire.

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        NOFRETETE, ANCIENT EGYPT'S MEMORABLE QUEEN, A STUDY

      Chicago: Walter W. Schmauch, 1951. Never Published. Manuscript typescript. All quite fine. Never Published. Manuscript typescript. Quarto. 219p with supplemental pages. A meticulously done typescript beautifully bound with all the appearance of a published book. The author has tipped in and bound in attributed illustrations and material from many sources. Bound by the Monastery Hill Bindery, Chicago, in quarter blue morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spine in uneven panels with gilt titles and Egyptian designs. The contents include Schmauch's seven chapters with a bibliography and index. Also included are seven appendices taken or excerpted from other sources: The Unhappy Queen by Guy Rawlence Native Shrine Again for Beauteous Nefertiti by John Erskine Cleopatra Dethroned - New Queen Reigns in Egypt's Heart by George Weller Akhenaten, Ty, Nefertete and Mutnezemt by T. E. Peet The Religious Revolution of Amenophis IV, Chapter II by Alexandre Moret Ancient Egypt by W. S. Smith Egyptian Religion and Ethics, Chapter VII by F. W. Read This unique work is a rather amazing production of a very well color-illustrated and beautifully bound book in manuscript.

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        La Comédie Animale - Trois Nobles Bêtes

      1951. cartonnage. Bon état. Editions Vialetay, Paris, 1951. In/4 en feuillets, couverture blanche imprimée et rempliée sous chemise et étui recouverts de paille tissée, illustrations : 20 eaux fortes originales en noir de Odette Denis et deux planches supplémentaires, 183 p. Un des 257 ex. ; celui-ci est un exemplaire d?'artiste avec envoi de l?'illustratrice. Dos insolé. "André Demaison, romancier demeuré presque inconnu, avait collaboré en tant que spécialiste de l'Afrique au 'Guide officiel' de l'Exposition coloniale de 1931. La nécrologie de l'auteur, publiée dans Le Figaro du 21 septembre 1956, dit qu'il avait mené une vie de pionnier en Afrique, Sénégal. Encouragé par les frères écrivains Jean et Jérôme Tharaud, Demaison consignait des récits au sujet de la vie africaine et du monde animal.... On sait par contre qu'outre Trois nobles bêtes, Odette Denis a également enrichi de gravures animées les Poèmes barbares (1948) de Lecomte de Lisle et Le livre de la jungle de Rudyard Kipling (1949)." (National Library of the Netherlands) Le présent ouvrage nous montre son talent pour les animaux sauvages. Biblio : Monod 3600.

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        From Here to Eternity

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1951 - Signed presentation copy, #300. Black cloth with slightly rubbed spine gilt, one nudged corner. Slight fraying of cloth in spot at bottom front pastedown. Sound unmarked copy. Original DJ in mylar slightly rubbed at points and along spine, with a touch of soil to back panel. A sticker covers price on DJ flap. First edition A with seal. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Big Kill

      E.P. Dutton & Company, New York 1951 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This copy appears to be SIGNED by the author Larry McMurtry on the front free endpaper in pencil. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the $2.50 publisher's printed price with minor wear to the panels. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Sainte et Histoire de l'église ( 11 tomes)

      Arthème Fayard 1951 - 11 belles reliures récentes rouge-vin PLUS de 6000 pages . Histoire sainte; Jésus et son temps; L,église de apôtres et des martyrs, l,église des temps barbares; l,église des Révolutions, ces chrétiens nos frères; l,ère des grands craquement; l'église de la Renaissance et de la réforme; l'église des temps classiques ; un combat pour Dieu; l,église de la cathédrale et des Croisades. REF Livre d-754 boîte d-80 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La chanson d'un gas qu'a mal tourné Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Société des amis des livres, 1951. Fine. Société des amis des livres, Paris 1951, 23x29,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrated with 53 original lithographs Edmond Heuzé and 115 numbered copies printed on vellum Lana. Our copy is exceptionally enriched with four original color drawings of illustrator, four menus illustrated and signed by Edmond Heuzé well as a suite of 27 lithographs in black, most variations of colors. Tiny bites are not serious about the cover boards. --- 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 illustrée de 53 lithographies originales d'Edmond Heuzé et imprimée à 115 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Lana. Notre exemplaire est exceptionnellement enrichi de quatre dessins originaux en couleurs de l'illustrateur, de quatre menus illustrés et signés par Edmond Heuzé ainsi que d'une suite en noir des 27 lithographies, la plupart variantes de celles en couleurs. Infimes piqûres sans gravité sur les plats de couverture.  

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        Le bluffeur EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1951. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1951, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation by Boris Vian, review copy. Autograph signed by Boris Vian Roger Grenier. Two small tears on a bit, a few bites on the first board. --- 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 établie par Boris Vian, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Boris Vian à Roger Grenier. Deux petites déchirures sur un mors, quelques piqûres sur le premier plat.

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        Au moment voulu EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1951. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1951, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 55 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper ours wearing the number 1, 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, un des 55 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre portant le N°1, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire.

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        A Change of World. With a foreword by W. H. Auden

      Yale University Press, New haven 1951 - First edition, one of 551 copies. 1 vols. 8vo. Published when Rich was a 21-year-old senior at Radcliffe, A Change of World is the poet's first mature book, preceded only by juvenilia. Volume 48 of the Yale Younger Poets series edited by W. H. Auden. Original raspberry boards. Faintly dusty, else fine in fine printed dustwrapper. A superb copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Heinemann -1973 1951 - Twelve volumes, all first editions. Original publisher's cloth in dustwrappers designed by Broom-Lynne. A fine set in very good to fine dustwrappers. "A Buyer's Market" issued with a shorter front flap and publisher price-clipped. Three other dustwrappers price-clipped. A little wear to the extremities of the early volumes, but a generally attractive set. The author's famous cycle of novels written over a twenty-two year period and upon which much of his reputation as a writer now rests. Inspiration for the series title and possibly for the work itself came from the Poussin painting of the same name (now in the Wallace collection). Powell refers to it in the opening scene of A Question of Upbringing, "These classical projections, and something from the fire, suddenly suggested Poussin's scene in which the Seasons, hand in hand and facing outward, tread in rhythm to the notes of the lyre that the winged and naked greybeard plays. The image of Time brought thoughts of mortality: of human beings, facing outward like the Seasons, moving hand in hand in intricate measure, stepping slowly, methodically sometimes a trifle awkwardly, in evolutions that take recognisable shape: or breaking into seemingly meaningless gyrations, while partners disappear only to reappear again, once more giving pattern to the spectacle: unable to control the melody, unable, perhaps, to control the steps of the dance." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CONSUL AT SUNSET By GERALD HANLEY 1951 First Printing

      NY: THE MACMILLAN COMPANY, 1951. Book. Good. Hardcover. TITLE: THE CONSUL AT SUNSET By GERALD HANLEY 1951 First Printing AUTHOR: GERALD HANLEY PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: THE MACMILLAN COMPANY, NY 1951 EDITION: First Printing stated CATEGORY: Super Rare, First Printing, Adventure, War BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Maroon CONDITION: The dust jacket is inside a protective cover and appears to be in good condition. The $3.00 price is still on the front flap, but the corner edges are still cut. There is a brown vertical aged imprint where the flaps were once taped to the boards. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 254 pages. Good-/Good- dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Printing stated. THE MACMILLAN COMPANY, NY 1951. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK BY MACMILLAN COMPANY FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!!!! SUPER RARE BY MACMILLAN. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 4200 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006213 .

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        [Photo Album]: Sun Valley, Idaho

      1951-1952. Large oblong quarto. 310 photographic snapshots mounted on blank black pages, all but a few are silver gelatin prints, various sizes, ranging from 2.5" x 2.5" to 7" x 9.5", most are somewhere in between, virtually all are captioned, often in some detail. A few have e0ither fallen from their mounts (but are present), a few pages have been cut away removing the caption and image but there are several additional loose images that might have been in those places. Additionally included are a few commercial postcards, a drawing of the album's compiler (made by a young soldier on a train), a clipping, and a few other relevant small scraps. Overall near fine with nice, well-captioned images. Assembled by a waitress who worked at a resort in the resort city of Sun Valley, Idaho (adjacent to the city of Ketchum) in 1951 and 1952, consisting of a voluminous selection of well-composed images, mostly of young people in their 20s (the compiler looks to be a little older than most of the others, perhaps in her mid-30s) at work, and at play while swimming, rock climbing, spelunking, drinking and barbecuing, consorting with deer, antelope, and sled-dogs, in very deep snow (sometimes as much as 15 feet according to the captions), with snow sculptures, sleighing and tobogganing, camping, and generally having a wonderful time. Perhaps not surprisingly there are a generous selection of skiing photographs, both downhill and cross-country skiing at night, and including many of the young staff skiing in (intentionally) ludicrous costumes. A small but interesting selection are of the girls traveling on a sightseeing excursion to Salt Lake City, Nebraska, and Denver. The compiler seems to have been from Chicago, and laid into the back is a contemporary article in color from the Chicago Sunday Tribune about two of the waitresses who were using the opportunity provided by making successful attempts to become serious competitive skiers.A splendid "slice-of-life" vernacular photograph album with spectacular views and unlike other albums of the time (by tourists) provide interesting and unusual insights into the itinerant lifestyle of young people who worked in resorts in the early 1950s. .

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        Les chapelles de Tout-Ankh-Amon, I-II (Mémoires de l'Institut Francais d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire, LXXII) [TWO VOLUMES]

      Le Caire, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1951-52.. Two volumes bound in one. Royal quarto 35x28 cm. Pp. 77, (2); (iv), 26 plates, mostly folding, numbered i-xxii, including bis numbers. Both title-pages printed in red and black, both half-titles present. Hardcover, bound in neat pebbled boards, buckram spine with lettering-piece from original printed wrappers. In fine condition. Excellent copy, crisp interior, crisp plates. ~ First edition. Volume II, Plates, which was published a year before Volume I, Text, is bound here first in accordance with its seniority. Mémoires publiés par les Membres de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire, Tome LXXII.

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        La flamme EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Del Duca, 1951. Fine. Del Duca, Paris 1951, 13,5x21cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - First edition of the French translation of wich no leading copies exists. Publisher's binding in full carton cream, smooth back, full copy of the illustrated dust jacket which has small tears and minor marginal gaps. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author. --- 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 pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage crème, dos lisse, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte de petites déchirures et manques marginaux sans gravité. Rare envoi autographe signé de John Steinbeck à mademoiselle de La Fouchardière.

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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.

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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, http://ta.twi.tudelft.nl/users/vuik/wi211/num_anal.html). 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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