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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      Marlborough College Press, Marlborough 1951 - "The Rubaiyat/Of/Omar Khayyam/Rendered Into English Verse/By/Edward Fitzgerald/ With a Foreword by/Siegfried Sassoon/Marlborough/At the College Press/MCMLI". First Edition thus. No 39 of only 100 copies. Printed on hand-made paper, unpaginated. Bound in quarter lambskin, with marbled boards, and leather title label on front board. Original glassine wrapper is present, but is in tatters. For the problems associated with the production of this volume see page 21 in "A History of the Marlborough College Press" by Richard Russell. Scans available on request. Please note we only ship by secure airmail for orders out of UK. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! Size: 7x5" [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. 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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        Foundation

      Gnome Press 1951 - A near fine first edition (so stated on the copyright page) in a very good first issue ("Hari Sheldon" on front flap) price-clipped dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        BETWEEN PLANETS

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

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        GOOD SHABBOS EVERYBODY

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

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        The Hobbit. 1951 5th Impression with Original Dustjacket and Custom Clamshell Case

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

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        GOOD SHABBOS EVERYBODY

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Plaintes contre inconnue EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

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

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        The Day of the Triffids

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

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

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

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        Zeme Sovetu ve fotografii

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

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        Le rivage des syrtes

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

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        The End of the Affair

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

      [Bookseller: Greensprings Books]
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        Versuche Hefte 1-15 und Sonderheft (so komplett) in 10 Bänden. 3

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Carrel]
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        Première anthologie vivante de la poésie du passé EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Requiem for a Nun

      Random House 1951 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Le Rivage des Syrtes EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

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

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        Correspondence

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

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

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

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        The Illustrated Man

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

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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