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        Fictions EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le jeune homme à la trompette EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

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

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        Le ressassement éternel EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

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

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        New Screen News (A collection of 120 magazines from 1951-1962)

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

      [Bookseller: Tapsell's Books]
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        Malone meurt EDITION ORIGINALE

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 3 Volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Wonderful Farm

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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        Chariot In The Sky: A Story of the Jubilee Singers

      Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company 1951 - 8vo., rust cloth lettered in black; pictorial dust jacket, with the slightest edge-wear. First edition, first printing, with illustrations by Cyrus Leroy Baldridge. A striking copy signed by Bontemps. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        The Foundation Trilogy. VERY RARE WHITE BINDING FIRST EDITION1951.

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

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        Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Hangsaman

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        H Matisse His Art and His Public

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Catcher in The Rye

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        God's Men

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

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Foundation

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Choix des Plus Belles Roses

      Paris - no publisher given 1951 - A collection of twelve beautiful illustrations of roses by Belgian botanist, Pierre-Joseph Redoute,Nouvelle serie. Redoute was nicknamed the, 'Raphael of flowers'. Enthusiastically, Redoute became an heir to the tradition of the Flemish and Dutch flower painters Brueghel, Ruysch, van Huysum and de Heem. Redout contributed over 2,100 published plates depicting over 1,800 different species, many never rendered before. Condition: In card wraps. Externally, sound, though with some marks and some wear to the extremities. Internally, binding tender, with the rear two plates detached. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just a few handling marks and some foxing. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Mixed Feelings: Nineteen Poems

      Reading: University of Reading. 1951. First. First edition. Printed wrappers. A little offsetting at the bottom of the front wrap, else fine. John Masefield's copy with a small label stating such inside the front wrap. One of 120 numbered copies of the author's first book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE PUPPET MASTERS

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1951 - Octavo, cloth. Parasitic slug "masters" from outer space "attach themselves to human hosts and control their every thought and action . Speaking through a host, a master offers mankind a life of contentment, peace, and security of surrender, and the offer appears genuine . [The novel] allegorizes modern anxiety about the preservation of freedom . Heinlein anticipates that moment when a man must make the fateful choice between security and freedom." - Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, p. 106. "Fast-moving tale of paranoid (anti-Communist?) fears run wild. Well handled, a classic of it type." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 291. Filmed in 1994 with Donald Sutherland. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-205. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #4. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to spine ends. A sharp copy, elusive in this condition. (17081) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Bronzegerät, Kultbauten, Religion im ältesten China der Shang-Zeit in 2 Bänden. I: Textband, II: Abbildungen.

      Antwerpen, De Sikkel, 1951.. 4°, Broschiert. XIX, 273 Seiten + CIII Talfen/298 Abbildungen. Original-Broschür mit illustriertem Umschlag. Unbeschnitten u. unaufgeschnitten (uncut and unopened). Außer einem kleinen Randeinriß beim Textband sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Zeitschrift für evangelisches Kirchenrecht.

      Tübingen, Mohr, 1951-1993.. Bände 1-38 in 35 Bänden und 8 Heften. 8°. Halbleineneinbände der Zeit und Original-Verlagsbroschur.. ISSN: 0044-2690. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheksrückenschild. Es fehlen bei Band 14 Hefte 1 u. 2 und bei Band 15 Hefte 1-3.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        LOS TOROS. Tratado Técnico e Histórico. 12 tomos

      Espasa-Calpe 1951-1997, Madrid - 21x28 Tomos 11 y 12 apéndices 1000 pp. por tomo (aprox.) Tauromaquia Toros Libro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Montage of a Dream Deferred

      8vo. New York: Henry Holt, 1951. 8vo, 75 pp. Black boards with red lettering on spine. Original yellow printed dust jacket. Inscribed ?for Conrad with the sincere regards of Langston Hughes. New York, November 1, 1951? on the first blank. Minor soiling to dust jacket, with a small closed tear repaired almost invisibly. First edition. Hughes 10th book of poetry, containing perhaps his most famous poem ?Harlem,? and radiating his particular jazz-infused approach to poetry. Blockson 5883.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Bestiaire fabuleux.

      Paris, Maurice Darantiere. (1951). 29 x 39,5 cm. 93 p. avec 14 gouaches de Jean Lurcat au pochoir par Edmond Vairel et 14 calilgrammes par Jules Dominique Morniroli. En feuilles, broche, couverture rempliee avec chemise et etui.. No. 102 de 136 ex. sur velin blanc des papeteries d'Arches (apres 14 avec gouaches originales). Imprime en rouge et noir. En bon etat sauf legeres piqures aux bords.

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        Jerusalem. A Facsimile of the Illuminated Book

      London: The Trianon Press, [1951].. Limited edition, no. 219 of 250 copies for the Trianon Press from a total edition of 516, 4to. 100 coloured plates. Original five fascicles (text plus the plates in four volumes), bound in paper wrappers with printed labels to the upper wrappers. Fine in the original cloth backed folding box, this with some light wear and subtle repair to the foot of the upper joint.

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        Fallet Krukmakaregatan. De försvunna polispapperens gåta.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1951. Originalupplaga. 19,5x13 cm. 62, (1, 1 blank) s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Ouppskuren. Fint ex. Dedikation: "Till Kristina -- med kära hälsningar från tillgivne författaren / Grisslehamn 19 juni -51 / God Midsommar!". [To Kristina ? with dear greetings from the affectionate author / Grisslehamn 19 juni -51 / Good Midsummer!?]. 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: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        THE ROSE TATTOO

      1951. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. THE ROSE TATTOO. NY: New Directions, [1951]. 8vo., rose-colored cloth in dust jacket. First Edition (so stated). Signed by Williams on the front endpaper. Only 8,100 copies were printed, according to New Directions records. Near fine (very minor wear edges; contents clean & tight); (clean, two-inch tear along fold of front flap with little edgewear but no large nicks or chips; $3.00 price is present) d/j. A nice copy! $1,500.00.

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        The Aesthetic Relevance of Belief.

      The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1951.. 8°. 15 pages. Original Offprint. Very good+ condition. Stapled. Inscribed and signed by Aiken to Herbert Feigl !!.

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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. The Story of How One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

      Works Publishing Co., New York City 1951 - 8vo, pp. 400. This is the 14th printing of the first edition, published July, 1951. Bishop & Pittman 145. The book shows slightest evidence of shelf wear. No internal markings or desecrations by former owner. Rear hinge slightly stressed, but still quite tight. Overall, the book is in very good, to near fine, condition. It comes with two dust jackets: the original jacket, which is still quite bright but shows edge chipping, wear to the folds, and has two small areas of loss at the base of the spine and at the bottom of the front panel. "Fourteenth printing" printed on the spine. Overall, this jacket is in about good, to good plus, condition. The second jacket is a facsimile encasing the original jacket. It shows some wear, but remains in good plus, to very good, condition. Bound in original blue cloth with two dust jackets [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Story of How One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

      New York City: Works Publishing Co.. Bound in original blue cloth with two dust jackets. 1951. 1st edition. hb. 8vo, pp. 400. This is the 14th printing of the first edition, published July, 1951. Bishop & Pittman 145. . The book shows slightest evidence of shelf wear. No internal markings or desecrations by former owner. Rear hinge slightly stressed, but still quite tight. Overall, the book is in very good, to near fine, condition. It comes with two dust jackets: the original jacket, which is still quite bright but shows edge chipping, wear to the folds, and has two small areas of loss at the base of the spine and at the bottom of the front panel. "Fourteenth printing" printed on the spine. Overall, this jacket is in about good, to good plus, condition. The second jacket is a facsimile encasing the original jacket. It shows some wear, but remains in good plus, to very good, condition. .

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        The War Speeches of Winston Churchill Compiled by Charles Eade

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Furtwängler: collection of 12 items [SIGNED]

      NP, Germany 1951 - A collection of twelve items concerning the important German symphony conductor: one large format photograph with personal inscription on mount, one signed photographic postcard, one original photographic portrait, three signed typewritten letters, two signed handwritten postcards, one signed music manuscript, one original press photo, a signed program of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and an unused photographic postcard. 1. Wilhelm Furtwängler Press Photo. Frankfurt, United Press. 7 x 9 1/2 inch original b/w photograph of Wilhelm Furtwängler conversing with Ernst Fischer. Fischer was the "Vorstand der Philharmoniker" (Manager of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra). A rare United Press - Acne Photo dated 23.5.50. Stamped address of publisher, as well as the names of the men depicted in the photograph written in blue ink on rear of photograph. Minor creasing to photo. Attached description of image typewritten in German on piece of paper on back of photograph. Very good condition. Rare.2. Signed photograph, 6.8 x 9.2 inch photograph mounted on 11.6 x 15.6 inch photographer's mount. "Wilhelm Furtwängler," n.p., 9th March 1944, with an inscription. A nice head and shoulders profile photograph of Furtwängler. Signed by Furtwängler to the photographer's mount. Also signed by the photographer "HR.(?)" Slightly stained and creased. Bottom left corner of photograph chipped.3. Signed photograph, 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Signed "Furtwängler," in ink beneath image, n.p. n.d. Rare b/w portrait photograph. Photograph by Fayer, Vienna.4. Signed musical manuscript (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). "Wilhelm Furtwängler," n.p. n.d. [1948]. Minor age toning. Additional musical notes by Philippe Boegner slightly showing through from verso. Three bars of music from an unidentified composition. Furtwängler added, "In alter, über zwanzig jähriger unwandelbarer Freundschaft."5. Letter from Wilhelm Furtwängler to the Herrn Generalintendendanten, dated 12 September 1930. Signed by Furtwängler. Hole punched. One ink correction in his hand. Letter to the General Director of the Prussian State Theatre, Heinz Tiejten, who was director from March1930-1945. Letter deals with a production of "Walküre" to be performed at the Berlin opera. With a postscript concerning Frau Reinhart's role in the production.6. Signed typewritten letter. "Dr. W. Furtwängler," Berlin, 23rd October 1931. On his printed stationary. Hole punched and folded. Letter to the publisher Gustav Bosse about an article Professor Dr. Hans Joachim Moser wants to write about him. Furtwängler gives his approval.7. Handwritten and signed postcard. W. Furtwängler, Mannheim, 1915 (postmark), to the violinist Melanie Michaelis (1882-1941), in German. Furtwängler writes, "?Thank you very much for the lines. I am in a tremendous hurry, so I can write only these few lines. I am looking forward to seeing you?"8. Signed typewritten letter. "Wilhelm Furtwängler," Mailand, 15th April 1951. With corrections in his hand. Slightly staining on right border. To publisher Erich Seemann (1888-1966). Furtwängler adds the date and place of upcoming performances of the "Berliner Philharmonikern."9. Handwritten and signed postcard. Mannheim, dated 29 May 1924. To a music publisher in Leipzig informing him that he will be in Frankfurt between the 10th-14th of June and that they can meet at that time.10. Unused, 3 1/5" x 5 1/4" postcard of a b/w reproduction of a photograph showing Furtwängler reading a newspaper. Name in pencil twice on back, not believed to be signed by him. Very good condition.11. Original photographic portrait of Furtwängler. 6 1/4" x 9" mounted on 8" x 11" card. Oxidized around outside edges beginning to encroach on the image. Circa 1935. Photographer not noted.12. Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester. 4 page fold-out pamphlet of a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on December 19th, 1949. Cover leaf with b/w photographic reproduction showing Furtwängler. Inscribed and dated by Furtwängler in blue ink across [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        THE ROSE TATTOO

      1951. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. THE ROSE TATTOO. NY: New Directions, [1951]. 8vo., rose-colored cloth in dust jacket. First Edition (so stated). Signed by Williams on the front endpaper. Only 8,100 copies were printed, according to New Directions records. Near fine (very minor wear edges; contents clean & tight); (clean, two-inch tear along fold of front flap with little edgewear but no large nicks or chips; $3.00 price is present) d/j. A nice copy! $1,500.00.

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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, 1951 First edition, first printing, limited issue of 750 numbered copies. Signed by Faulkner on the limitation page. Publisher's marbled boards and black cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt; in the publisher's original acetate dust jacket. Book fine; dust jacket with two closed tears to the rear panel, minor chips to the spine ends. Overall, fine and attractive copy, signed by Faulkner. Petersen A32.1a In Requiem for a Nun, Faulkner revisits the story of Temple Drake, a young Mississippi woman who becomes the victim of the criminal assistant of a notorious Tennessee moonshiner. He first introduced these characters in his 1931 novel Sanctuary. Now a grown and married woman, Temple must reconcile with the horrors of her past as she attempts to provide a more normal life for her own child. Interestingly, Requiem for a Nun is presented in the form of a three-part play interwoven with prose sections, and it is divided into three parts: Act One, "The Courthouse (A Name for the City);" Act Two, "The Golden Dome (Beginning Was the Word);" and Act Three, "The Jail (Nor Even Yet Quite Relinquish--)." Notably, this text contains one of Faulkner's best-known phrases, "The past is never dead. It is not even past," which refers to the understanding that our present identity is inherently linked to our history, an idea that is present in much of Faulkner's work and throughout the Southern Gothic genre.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Karl May's Gesammelte Werke. 1. - 84. Band (84 Bände = komplett).

      Karl-May-Verlag,, Bamberg, Radebeul, 1951 - Bamberg, Radebeul, Karl-May-Verlag, 1951 - 2003. Klein-8°. 17,5 cm. Ca. 50.000 Seiten. Illustrierte Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Mischauflage. Sehr gute, meist neuwertige Exemplare. Illustrierte Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA FAVOLA DI AMORE E PSICHE Nuovamente tradotta.

      Verona, Officina Bodoni, 1951. In-4 p., legatura edit. cartonata avorio, astuccio, pp. 82, con 13 litografie, disegnate dal pittore Aldo Salvadori, stampate in varie tinte e colorate a mano. Nuova traduzione dal latino di Ferdinando Carlesi. Stampato per ?"I Cento Amici del Libro?" in 120 esempl. su carta a tino Montval. Cfr. Catalogo Mardersteig,97. Esemplare in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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