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        The Mills of the Kavanaughs

      NY: Harcourt Brace. (1951). Lowell's third collection of poetry; his second collection, Lord Weary's Castle, won the Pulitzer Prize, and Lowell subsequently became the Poet Laureate of the U.S. He went on to win another Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. He taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop and later at Boston University where Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton were among his students. In the 1960s he was considered the most important and influential poet of his generation, particularly on the confessional poetry movement. This copy is inscribed by the author to a college classmate and his wife: "For Edgar & Janice [McGuire] with my usual great crisis of mind -- and end of an evening." With the recipient's bookplate just below the inscription. A nice, apparently contemporary, inscription in one of Lowell's early books. A near fine copy in a near fine, slightly spine-faded dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      UK: Michael Joseph. London, Michael Joseph, 1951. Hardback first edition and first impression. Very good condition. Spine tips a little bumped and rubbed, seller's stamp to front endpaper. Jacket is a little chipped to the spine tips, and nicked to the corners. A couple of short tears to the spine too, and one longer one to the front. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1951.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        French Country Cooking

      London: Macdonald,, 1951. Decorated by John Minton. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on brown ground. With the John Minton dust jacket. Frontispiece, vignette title and illustrations throughout by John Minton. Board edges a little toned, minor foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the unclipped, rubbed jacket that has some loss to spine ends, shallow chip to head of front panel, and a few nicks to extremities. First edition of the author's landmark second book, written whilst rationing was still in force. A beautiful copy and uncommon in such nice condition. David (1913?-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognised for her profound influence on British culinary culture.

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        Don Quichotte de la Manche. Avec la collaboration de M. Callandreau, editeur d'art a Paris. Presentation par Marcel Espiau.

      (Paris, 1951).. 42 : 33 cm. With 1 original, signed drawing in colours, 11 original signed and numbered etchings, 33 proof etchings partly coloured and signed by REgnault. Loose as issued in original wrappers, boards and slipcase.. One of only 50 numbered copies of the deluxe edition with the original drawing in colours and signed by the artist, as well as 11 original etchings signed, and proof-prints in different colours. This demonstrates very well the different states of printing until you get to the final state. Impressive work of art, rare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Steinbach]
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        Plain Murder

      London: Michael Joseph. 1951, 1951. FORESTER FAMILY COPY. 8vo. Reprint edition. Publisher's cloth in unclipped dustwrapper. Some moderate edgewear; very good. With signed ex-libris from the Forester and Troughton-Smith Family Archive to front pastedown. Inscribed by Forester to his nephew Stephen to front flyleaf: "To Stephen/ with best wishes from his reluctant uncle / C. S. Forester" Cecil Louis Troughton Smith wrote adventure stories under the pen name Cecil Scott Forester. Brought up in England, much of Forester's writing life was spent in California, a sufferer from arteriosclerosis and a partial invalid, sadly ironic for a man who had created one of the most distinctive and popular action heroes in the form of Horatio Hornblower. Forester married his second wife Dorothy, in 1947 and they lived in California until Forester's death in 1966. Having remained close to Forester's nephew; Mr. Stephen Troughton-Smith, who had a close relationship with his uncle, Dorothy eventually ended up living with Stephen and his family in Sussex after she became too frail to cope on her own. After her death in 1998 her Forester related books, correspondance and ephemera were bequeathed to Stephen Troughton-Smith who combined them with his own material to form the Forester Troughton Smith family archive. After his death the archive arrived in auction. Toovey's Auctioneers 21/02/2012

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        A rare Harry Truman single page Autograph Letter Signed as President celebrating the Congressional Gold Medal of his Vice President, Alben Barkley

      Key West, March 7, 1951. 7" x 8.75". "Rare Autograph Letter Signed, ""Harry S. Truman,"" as President, 1 page, 7"" x 8.75"" on White House letterhead, Key West, March 7, 1951, to Jane Hadley Barkley (1911-1964) the second wife of Vice President Alben Barkley, concerning her note thanking him for personally awarding the Vice President the Congressional Gold Medal at a recent ceremony. Horizontal fold, else very fine condition. Truman writes, in full: ""I certainly appreciated your note about the presentation to Alben. I enjoyed the ceremony very much and so did he. You should have come down and joined the party. I'm getting a lot of sleep and sunshine - but it is already monotonous!"" On March 1, 1951, 38 years to the day after his first day in Congressmen, Barkely's fellow congressmen presented him with the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his longtime service. As a surprise, Harry Truman emerged on the Senate floor to present the medal to Barkley. Truman also presented his Vice President with a gavel made from timber recovered from the White House renovation of 1949-1951. Barkley's first wife, Dorothy Brower Barkley, died in 1947 after a long illness. In July 1949, he met Jane Rucker Hadley, a widow about half his age from St. Louis, aboard the Presidential Yacht during a party hosted by Clark Clifford. The pair married on November 18, 1949, making Barkley the only Vice President to wed while in office. (Grover Cleveland holds a similar distinction as President.)"

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951 First edition (so stated), first issue with back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi and "$3.00" on the front flap. Octavo. Original black cloth stamped in gilt. Dust jacket designed by Michael Mitchell (unclipped; tiny chips to head and tail of spine and to corners; few small chips; front flap detached at fold). Very good. 277 pages. Enclosed in a red and black leather drop box. No signatures or bookplates.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        l'age du cinema

      1951. KYROU, Adonis. L'âge du cinéma. Nos. 4-5. 64, [2] pp. Illustrated with photographs throughout, a loose lithograph signed by Wilfredo Lam, and five original strips of film. Oblong 8vo., 160 x 220 mm, bound in publisher's photographic silver wrappers. Paris, 1951. |~||~||~||~| One of 50 hors commerce copies from a total of 150 deluxe issues signed in coloured inks by all 17 contributors, luminaries of French film and art including Man Ray, Toyen, Benjamin Péret, and André Breton. A rare copy of this special issue, complete with the signed lithograph by Wilfredo Lam and the five strips of film. Lithograph with a light crease, else fine.

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        L’Homme Révolté (The Rebel)

      Paris: Gallimard, 1951. First printing. Very Good +. CAMUS, Albert. LHomme Révolté (The Rebel), Gallimard, Paris, 1951. Half-title + TP + Dedication page + Quotation page + half-title + [13]-382 + [383] = Printers Information, small Octavo. INSCRIBED First Edition. First edition of "The Rebel", one of Camus' greatest works, with a signed presentation-inscription to front free end-paper "à Myrian et Nicole/ avec fidele affection/ de leur ami/ Albert Camus".Famous for it's opening lines "What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. He is also a man who says yes as soon as he begins to think for himself. A slave who has taken orders all his life, suddenly decides that he cannot obey some new command. What does he mean by saying 'no'?", the novel addresses themes that have never lost their relevance, like terrorism, rebellion, art, etc., and counts as one of the great literary productions of the 20th century.CONDITION: Original printed wrappers. Uncut. A bit of soiling to back wrappers, minor wear to front hinge and spine. Very good+. Internally fine and clean. Housed in a custom-made red half-morocco box with gilt title to spine. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

      [Bookseller: Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop]
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        Eli., Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels.

      Malmö, Forssells Boktryckeri, 1951 - 74 (1) Seiten mit Illustrationen von Esaias Thoren. der Einbandrücken lichtschattig, ebenso ein Teil des Einbandes, ansonsten ungelesen und wie neu, der Pappschuber an den Kanten rissig, auf dem Vorsatz ein handschriftlicher Vermerk von Ellen Hilb, Mitarbeiterin des World Jewish Congesses der Schwedischen Sektion, anlässlich eines Besuches in Stockholm 1951. Erstausgabe (WG 5) ihrer 1943 im Exil entstandene Dichtung. Privatdruck. Nr. 118 von 200 Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk von der Autorin signiert. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbleineneinband im Pappschuber. Erste Ausgabe. 200 numerierte und signierte Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Les Oeuvres Libres. Revue mensuelle ne publiant que de l'inédit. Nouvelle Série, n°61 (287).

      - Paris, Arthème Fayard, juin 1951. Recueil in-16 (11,5 x 18,5 cm), broché, couverture imprimée, 320 pp. (Dos crispé, plats salis, rousseurs sur les tranches, papier jauni). Terre de Liberté, nouvelle, par Vicki Baum, traduite par Pascal Vallet. Rachel deux fois perdue, nouvelle, par Pierre Dominique. Le Conte de la Belle Fileuse, par Henri Pourrat. Antoinet et Désirée, nouvelle, par Renée Lemaire. Les Alliés prennent pied en Normandie, par Georges Blond. Un seul lui suffisait, variété historique, par Suzanne Normand. Les Princes du Sang, pièce en trois actes, par Jean-François Noël.

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        da Manet a Lautrec. Manet, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec. With an original Renoir etching.

      Del Turco Editore, Firenze, Italy 1951 - 217 pages of text followed by [iv], 217 black & white plates. Full green Morocco leather binding by Giulio Giannini of Firenze (Florence) with an inlaid red leather spine label. There is minor shelfwear, including a number of tiny scuffs. Number 3 of a limited edition of 45 copies, signed by Lionello Venturi, with an original etching by Renoir tipped-in. The etching, which is unsigned, is titled "Baigneuse debout, a mi-jambes" and was printed in 1910 or shortly thereafter. It is in excellent condition, as one might expect being protected inside a book. There is only the first state of this etching (Delteil 23). There are at least three distinct impression categories depending upon when and the order in which they were printed. This impression is an early one, but not among the earliest, with a very good plate tone and maintaining very good detail in the dark areas. Later impressions lose detail and allow much more ink on the paper. The limitation page reads "Tiratura limitata a 45 esemplari numerati oltre a cinque fuori commercio. Copia No 3. L'incisione allegata a ogni copia e originale di Auguste Renoir." Previous owner's gift inscription on the front endpaper, that of Boston teacher and poet Antonio Alfredo Giarroputo. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        Journal d'analyse mathematique.

      Jerusalem, The Magnes Press (Hebrew University), 1951-1998.. Bände 1 - 76 in 53 Bänden. 8°. Braun-Rote Bibliothelsleineneinbände mit Rückenvergoldung.. ISSN: 0021-7670. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Journal of the Electrochemical Society.

      Pennington, Electrochemical Society, 1951-2006.. Bände 98 - 153 in 168 Bänden. 4°. Dunelrote Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände mit Rückenvergoldung.. ISSN: 0013-4651. Titel gestempelt. Bei 12 Bänden einzelne Seiten lose.

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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1951. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine silver. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine slightly rolled, upper tip lightly bumped endpapers and edges very slightly foxed; an excellent copy in the unclipped jacket, with a slight stain to rear panel and a few nicks and small chips to extremities. First edition, first impression, of Wyndham's science fiction classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Fly and the Fish

      New York: The Angler's Club of New York, Macmillan Company, 1951. First edition, one of 222 copies, with two sets of the extra suite of plates. Illustrated with two color plates and line drawings by Atherton. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Fine copy in box with slight wear. INSCRIBED One of the most sought-after modern books on flies and fly-fishing, in its rarest and most desirable state Inscribed "To Walt Thomas with my very best Jack Atherton."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Works And Correspondence Of David Ricardo.

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

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        LA LETTERATURA ITALIANA Storia e testi.

      Milano-Napoli, Ricciardi, 1951-2001. In-8 p., tela editoriale, sovracoperta. Di questa celebre collana dedicata alla nostra letteratura, dalle origini al Novecento, offriamo tutto il pubblicato in 93 volumi. La collezione è suddivisa in 8 sezioni, ordinate da vari scrittori: ?"Le origini e il Duecento?" da Alfredo Schiaffini - ?"Il Trecento?" da Natalino Sapegno - ?"Il Quattrocento?" da Raffaele Spongano - ?"Il Cinquecento?" da Francesco Flora - ?"Il Seicento?" da Giovanni Getto - ?"Il Settecento?" da Mario Fubini - ?"L?'Ottocento e il primo Novecento?" da Riccardo Bacchelli. Tutta la raccolta è ben conservata. Disponibili anche singoli volumi, su richiesta.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream. WITH: The Way of a Trout with a Fly. WITH: Side-Lines, Side-Lights & Reflections. WITH Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout. WITH Silk, Fur and Feather. WITH: Itchen Memories

      London: Adam and Charles Black; Seeley Service; ; The "Fishing Gazette; Herbert Jenkins, 1951. First Editions all. Illustrated. 6 vols. 8vo. Various cloths. Ichen Memories and Nymph Fishing in djs. Very Good to fine copies. All laid into a half green morocco and brown cloth dropbox. ALL OF SKUES

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        The Inhuman Land

      Chatto & Windus. Hardcover. Book is very Scarce. Light wear to boards, content clean and sharp - solidly bound. Good DJ with some edge wear and small tears. There is couple of very small marks to front endpaper . Very Good. 1951 . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        Archivio Italiano per la Storia della Pieta.

      Roma, Storia e Letteratura, 1951-2009.. Bände 1 - 21 ohne Band 4 in 20 Bänden. Folio (7) und Gr.-8° (13). Original Verlagseinband. Bände 1-6 u. 8 mit Schutzumschlag. Bände 1-3, 5 und 6 im OSchuber.. Buchrücken ab Band 7 mit Bibliotheksrückenschild. Schutzumschlag bei Band 2 mit kleiner Beschädigung am Buchrücken. Ab Band 10 Broschur mit Bibliotheksstempel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        The Country Girl: A Play in Three Acts

      New York: The Viking Press. 1951. First. First edition. Boards moderately soiled, very good or better in a near very good, spine-faded dustwrapper with several internal repairs. Signed by the author in pencil on the title page: "My love, Cliff." Basis for the George Seaton film with Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, and William Holden. It was one of Bing's best performances, and both Kelly and Seaton (for his screenplay) won Oscars. Later remade for television with Faye Dunaway, Ken Howard, and Dick Van Dyke. Very scarce signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      Doubleday, US 1951 - New York, Doubleday, 1951. Hardback first edition and first impression. A fine book in a very good jacket. The jacket has light wear to corners and a little rolling to the top of the jacket with a couple of short closed tears. Provenance: from the collection of George Locke; author, publisher, dealer, bibliographer and collector. Best known for his Spectrum of Fantasy reference material and Ferret Fantasy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LONG WAIT.

      E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc.,, New York: 1951 - First edition. SIGNED by author." Made into a movie in 1955 starring Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, and Peggy Castle. The book is very good or better with very minor wear on corners and spine ends in a dust jacket with some chipping and wear on edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        French Country Cooking (In Exceptional Condition With The Scarce Promotional Band)

      John Lehmann 1951 - The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1951.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A hint of toning to the lower cover edge.Light offsetting to the end papers with a few light spots to the text block.A small previous bookseller's sticker to the lower front pastedown.The pages are clean and free from inscriptions.The scarce publisher's Errata slip (as required) is still present affixed to the contents page.The WRAPPER is in near FINE condition and is complete.NO fading of colouring to the spine.A few small closed tears to the spine ends with one small nick at the upper spine edge.NO loss at the spine ends.Accompanied by the extremely scarce Daily Express Promotional Band which is in near FINE condition with a small area of loss to the rear lower edge and a little toning of the lettering to the spine portion.The wrapper art work looks stunning in the removable Brodart archival protector.A very sharp copy!Elizabeth David's second ground breaking cookery title made more iconic by the wonderful John Minton B/W Illustrations throughout.Very scarce to find in such condition and only the second time that we have encountered the scarce promotional band.Collectible! ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.More images available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. First edition, first printing. Publisher's cloth with printed dustjacket. The jacket is chiped and torn, spine ends are a bit bumped. Contents are fine. First US edition of 'Utvandrarna'. Inscribed: "To Kristina from the Author / Augusti 20 -- 1951." Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Autograph letter, signed, to Evan Gill

      1951. 2pp. on one A4 sheet. Letter from David Jones to Evan Gill, dated November 26, 1951, responding to Gill's request for information on a 1928 biographical note written by Eric Gill for one of Jones's exhibitions. Jones did not keep records of his own exhibitions and writes, "I can't remember any thing about it. That's the curse of it..." He lists a few likely sources, including exhibitions at the Beaux Arts Gallery and the Goupil. Footnotes give more information on the types of art displayed at these early exhibitions. Jones closes with a discussion of book publications -- Gill was approaching the end of his biography of his brother Eric, and Jones had submitted a book to the publisher (presumably The Anathemata, published in 1952). Usual creases from placement in envelope; else fine condition.

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        The Mills of the Kavanaughs

      NY: Harcourt Brace. (1951). Lowell's third collection of poetry; his second collection, Lord Weary's Castle, won the Pulitzer Prize, and Lowell subsequently became the Poet Laureate of the U.S. He went on to win another Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. He taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop and later at Boston University where Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton were among his students. In the 1960s he was considered the most important and influential poet of his generation, particularly on the confessional poetry movement. This copy is inscribed by the author to a college classmate and his wife: "For Edgar & Janice [McGuire] with my usual great crisis of mind -- and end of an evening." With the recipient's bookplate just below the inscription. A nice, apparently contemporary, inscription in one of Lowell's early books. A near fine copy in a near fine, slightly spine-faded dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Dam Busters

      London: Evans Brothers Limited,, 1951. With a Foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Tedder. Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 12 other plates. Spine a little rolled, gilt lightly rubbed. A particularly nice copy. First edition. A wonderful presentation copy from the author to one of the war time leaders of the "Dam Busters" squadron, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Willie Tait, Who did so much to make 617 what it was, and who is no mean hand with a pen. Many thanks for your brilliant accounts. Paul Brickhill. London Oct. 1951". Group Captain J. B. "Willie" Tait (1916-2007) was a commander of the squadron from July 1944 and led the attacks that destroyed the German battleship Tirpitz; he flew over 100 bombing missions and is one of the most distinguished airmen in the annals of the RAF. Brickhill's classic account of Operation Chastise, 617 Squadron's assault on the Möhne, Eder, and Sorpe dams with Barnes Wallis's bouncing bombs, the basis of the famous film starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave. The book was hugely popular, but copies of the first in anything like collectable condition are decidedly uncommon. With a nice philatelic collection of six First Day Covers signed, four by men who served in the war time RAF, one by Dam Busters pilot "Les" Munro and one by the actor Richard Todd (who played Guy Gibson in the film).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      US: Doubleday. New York, Doubleday, 1951. Hardback first edition and first impression. A fine book in a very good jacket. The jacket has light wear to corners and a little rolling to the top of the jacket with a couple of short closed tears. Provenance: from the collection of George Locke; author, publisher, dealer, bibliographer and collector. Best known for his Spectrum of Fantasy reference material and Ferret Fantasy. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1951.

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        The Digest Of South African Case Law

      Juta, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketThe boards are a bit shelf rubbed and marked.Some library markings.A few inscriptions.Tightly bound.EK. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law; Inventory No: pq91.

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        Fifty Years of the McCloud River Club

      San Francisco: Privately Printed [by the Westgate Press], 1951. First edition, one of 150 copies. Illustrated with a large folding map of the Mt. Shasta region and a sketch of the Middle Cottage by the author as tail-piece. Text printed with ornamental borders. [20] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in quarter black cloth and decorated blue paper over boards. Slightest traces of rubbing at corners, else fine copy. Finely printed history of this small fishing club on the Shasta River, with a typed letter, signed, from the author thanking the recipients for their assistance.

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      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1951 - Octavo, jacket illustration by Whitney Bender, cloth. Asimov's third sf book and second sf novel. Asimov's first three published novels are set earlier in the galactic empire future history of the Foundation stories, but have no direct connection with them. THE STARS, LIKE DUST is a space opera in which rebels fight the powerful war lords of Tyrann whose goal is the domination of the Galaxy. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 239. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips, a tiny chip to upper left rear corner tip, small stress crease to upper front panel. (16891) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix: A Play About D.H. Lawrence

      New Directions, New York 1951 - First edition. Fine in not quite very good slipcase with small tape repairs. Copy number 296 of 310 numbered copies Signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Israeli newspaper announcing the first Zionist Congress in Israel

      Israel, August 15, 1951. 13.5" X 19.5". "Newspaper, ""The Congress Newspaper"", August 15, 1951, 8pp, in Hebrew, on the 33rd Zionist Congress (the first one in Israel). Museum quality framed, measuring approximately 19"" x 23"". Minor toned spots, a few margin tears, otherwise very good condition."

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        Belgian Congo

      Brussels.: Tourist Bureau for the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi.. 1951.. Color original vintage poster / pictorial map, 31 x 28 1/2 inches (79 x 72 cm), on sheet 33 x 30 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen. Several repaired tears in margins, two entering the image area, now scarcely visible. A very colorful pictorial map depicting the Belgian Congo's (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) people, animals, art and costume with decorative border of masks. Inspired by antique maps, with a beautiful and elaborate vignette at lower left. .

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        The Revolt

      W.H. Allen, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st Editionthe jacket is shelf worn and torn. there are chips at the top and the bottom of the spine. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 11cg.

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      London, 1951.XIV OLYMPIAD LONDON 1948. SIGNED BY CHARLES C. WILCOTT LISTED IN THE INDEX AS TAKING PART IN RAPID SHOOTING. Thick 4to, approximately 290 x 220 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, 580 pages, portrait frontispiece of King George VI, many action photographic illustrations, original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering and picture to upper cover. Slight rubbing to cloth binding, uneven fading to spine, pale foxing to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. Charles C. Wilcott's ink signature on endpaper and title page. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        No. 4 Patchin Place lease agreement

      New York, 1951. Printed lease agreement, signed by Cummings and landlord Hugh Keenan. Matted and framed in a double-sided frame. Two year lease agreement for the "entire ground floor" of Cummings' Greenwich Village apartment at No. 4 Patchin Place for $714 a year.

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        The End of the Affair

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1951. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the unclipped jacket with lightly toned spine and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression.

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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.d.Schweizer Künstlerin..

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        The Concept of Probability in Quantum Mechanics.Berkeley: University of California Press, 1951.

      First edition, extremely rare offprint, inscribed by Feynman, of this famous lecture in which Feynman for the first time argues the necessity for a 'quantum probability' (a well developed subject in its own right today), and sets out clearly his own interpretation of the meaning of quantum mechanics, particularly what John Bell later called 'the speakable and unspeakable in quantum mechanics.' All this is done through a brilliant analysis of the 'double-slit' experiment, in which electrons pass through two holes and then fall on a screen. His analysis later became famous when it was included in the <i>Feynman Lectures on Physics</i>, but this is its first appearance in print. No copies of this offprint located in institutional collections worldwide. Although signed works by Feynman occasionally appear on the market, they are almost always his popular autobiographical works; technical scientific works inscribed by Feynman are extremely rare in commerce (none are located in auction records).<br/><br/> "In 1951, Richard Feynman published a paper [offered here] claiming that classical probability theory was not applicable for the description of quantum phenomena, but that instead separate "laws of probabilities of quantum mechanics" were required. In describing the propagation of electrons from a source S to a location X on the screen in a double-slit experiment, Feynman wrote: "We might at first suppose (since the electrons behave as particles) that<br/><br/> I. Each electron which passes from S to X must go either through hole 1 or hole 2. <br/><br/> As a consequence of I we expect that: <br/><br/> II. The chance of arrival at X should be the sum of two parts, P<sub>1</sub>, the chance of arrival coming through hole 1, plus P<sub>2</sub>, the chance of arrival coming through hole 2." <br/><br/> However, we apparently know from experiment that this is not so. Feynman concludes: "Hence experiment tells us definitely that P ≠ P<sub>1</sub> + P<sub>2</sub>, or that II is false ... We must conclude that when both holes are open it is not true that the particle goes through one hole or the other"" (Grössing et al, 'Relational causality and classical probability,' <i>Journal of Physics: Conference Series</i> 504 (2014), p. 1). <br/><br/> Feynman considers various possibilities for escaping from the paradox but dismisses them all. By shining a light near the slits, one can actually determine which one the electron passed through. But "any physical agency designed to determine through which hole the electron passes must produce, lest we have a paradox, enough disturbance to alter the distribution [from the two-slit to the superimposed one-slit patterns]." <br/><br/> Feynman then reveals how physicists treat these logical difficulties. "We are still left with the question: "Do the electrons have to go through hole 1 or hole 2, or don't they?" To avoid the logical inconsistencies into which it is so easy to stumble, the physicist takes the following view. When no attempt is made to determine through which hole the electron passes, one cannot say it passes through one hole or the other. Only a situation where an apparatus is operating to determine which hole the electron goes through is it permissible to say that it either goes through one or the other hole, but if you are not looking you cannot say that it goes one way or the other! Such is the logical tightrope on which Nature demands that we walk if we wish to describe her." <br/><br/> So "some things will not be spoken of. But why did Feynman choose as his topic <i>probability</i> in quantum mechanics, rather than <i>unspeakability</i>? Quantum mechanics is the first theory in the history of Western science to predict randomness but to deny that either measurement errors or "real fluctuations" account for them ... Perhaps this is what was on Feynman's mind when he chose to lecture probabilists and statisticians about chance. What should this novel form of randomness be called? Unfortunately, Feynman did not speak of that" (Wick, <i>The infamous boundary</i>, pp. 140-141). <br/><br/> Wick's 'infamous boundary' refers to the division between those parts of Nature that are to be described by classical physics and those by quantum mechanics. Feynman makes clear that for him there is no boundary (contrary to the Copenhagen interpretation): "It is clear that the consistency of quantum mechanics requires that it must be a general statement involving all the agencies of the physical world which might be used to determine through which hole the electron passes. The world cannot be half quantum mechanical and half classical." <br/><br/> John S. Bell, <i>Speakable and unspeakable in quantum mechanics</i>, 1988.. Offprint from Proceedings of the Second Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability, J. Neyman (ed.).8vo, pp. [ii], 533-541. Stapled in original printed wrappers, cloth tape over spine (as issued), former owner's signature on front wrapper. Signed 'R. P. Feynman' on title page

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