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        Peekskill USA

      Civil Rights Congress, 1951. Limited. hardcover. very good(+)/very good(-). Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 127 pages, 8vo, brown cloth, dust wrapper (worn and chipped along the edges). No place: Civil Rights Congress, 1951. A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Limited edition of five hundred specially-bound copies, autographed on the half-title page by Howard Fast, Paul Robeson (to whom the book is dedicated), and William T. Patterson (Executive Secretary of the Civil Rights Congress).

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Love is a Pie

      Documented this art work dust jacket as the work of andy warhol but not credited within. General wear and rubbed cover. Tight binding. No bookplate. Pencil markings on front free endpage. White gilt on spine. Faded spine. Tears, creased and faded dust jacket. Dust jacket flap price $3.50. DATE PUBLISHED: 1951 EDITION: 223 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fictions

      First edition of the French translation, one of 44 numbered copies on pure wire, the only major papers. Pleasant specimen. Gallimard Paris 1951 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Au moment voulu

      First Edition, review copy service. Very valuable and exciting autograph signed by the author to his mother and his sister: "To my very dear, / this book may be dangerous to write / can be dangerous to read / linked because the distance , / in all affection and gratitude / Eze, 24 December 1951. " 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 Maurice, she regularly corresponded with the writer who reflects him great recognition for his dedication to their helpless mother. If intense affection Blanchot for his mother and his sister shines in dedications of it, we know almost nothing of 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. A distance, 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 link. As the passion of Blanchot for his mother, it is the turn of his work that we discover the finest examples: "Maybe the power of the mother figure she borrows its brightness to the same power fascination, and one could 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 ". Cultivating absolute discretion, Blanchot pushed the art of erasing into his handwritten dedications generally brief and almost always written on cards attached to the rare books he offered his close friends. In contrast, in these precious items to his mother and sister, Blanchot offers in all its fragility and, in the privacy of this correspondence, his work focuses on a previously unknown personal look. Nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1951 12x19cm broché

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        La flamme

      First edition of the French translation which was not derived great papers. Binding Editor 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. Del Duca Paris 1951 13,5x21cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        La chanson d'un gas qu'a mal tourné

      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. Société des amis des livres Paris 1951 23x29,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Mythologie de crève-coeur

      Original printed edition of 100 copies. Sending the author Robert Kanters. Track transverse fold on the front cover dwindling over the following pages, otherwise nice copy. Rare. Imp. Almadinah Port-Louis 1951 15x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le Rivage des Syrtes

      Original, one of 40 numbered copies on laid Rives Edition, print head.Bound in full blue morocco night guards and contreplats yellow ocher box, gilt fillet on turns, rolls golden head and tail, all edges gilt, covers and spine preserved, lined pouch blue morocco night, binding signed PL Martin , 1958.The novel was awarded the Prix Goncourt but the author refused. Indeed, last year, in the pamphlet Literature stomach, Gracq denounced the trading system of the literature, including literary criticism price.Precious copy of the most famous novels Gracq well established in a sumptuous binding tripled Jansenist Pierre-Lucien Martin.Provenance: bilbliothèque R. and BL with his bookplate. José Corti Paris 1951 In-8 (13x19cm) relié sous étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Marie qui louche

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on pure wire only major papers.Nice copy. Presses de la Cité Paris 1951 12x18,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le ressassement éternel

      Original, one of 990 copies Ghaldwill Edition, only major papers after 10 pure fil.Reliure 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 sending 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 items to his mother and sister, Blanchot offers in all its fragility, revealing a hitherto unknown intimacy. Beautiful specimen fully established. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1951 11,5x18,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Petrusmok

      Port-Louis, Ile Maurice, Standard Printing Establishment, 1951. 129 x 176 mm, 579 pp. Manque en pied restauré. EDITION ORIGINALE. Tirée uniquement de 400 exemplaires. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé : "à Rolland de Renéville, Paris, cet évangile de la pierre, Malcolm de Chazal, 23/2/51, Ile Maurice". BEL PROVENANCE.

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        The Seven-League Crutches

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1951). First. First edition. Fine in about fine dustwrapper with slight spine-fading. Inscribed by the author: "To Leonard from Randall." An important collection of poetry. The recipient, Leonard Hurley, the author of a couple of popular English textbooks, was a beloved professor at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he and Jarrell both taught in the English Department. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Amar fue su Pecado Vintage Poster

      Mexico City, 1951. Offset lithograph, image measuring 28 x 42, linen-backed, with the linen extending beyond the image for two inches in each dimension. Very good; a few small tears around the edges, some very minor touch-up work, but skillfully done and unobtrusive. A typically arresting image from Renau, a.k.a. Josep Renau Berenguer (1907-1982), one of several great poster artists working in exile in Mexico in the 40's and 50's. Professionally mounted on conservation grade linen.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        70 Large Broadsides or Posters for The Saturday Evening Post

      [Philadelphia]: The Curtis Publishing Company. 1951-1960. A collection of 70 different broadsides or posters for The Saturday Evening Post. Each measuring 22' x 28". Overall near fine with some scattered bumps and small tears at the edges, with folds as issued. These broadsides were used at newsstands to promote the latest issue of the magazine with text above or below the enlarged image of that week's front cover usually touting one of the cover stories, but occasionally an interior article or a short story. The cover features the talents of a number of popular Post artists such as John Falter, George Hughes, John Clymer, Thornton Utz, Steven Dohanos, Amos Sewell, Constantin Alajalov, and others. They depict American life of the 1950s with a gentle mix of humor (teenage dating, fashion, popular music), social commentary (influence of television, expansion of the highway system, and women in the workplace), and illustrations of rural life. A wonderful collection of images of mid-century American life. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Haiku / [compiled and ed. by] R.H. Blyth - Complete in 4 volumes

      Tokyo : Hokuseido Press, 1951. 1st Edition. Fine cloth copies in near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Remains a particularly and surprisingly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Text in English with extracts in Japanese and English translation. Contents; v.1. Eastern culture -- v.2. Spring -- v.3. Summer-autumn -- v.4. Autumn-winter. Subjects; Haiku. Japanese poetry - History and criticism. Illustrated.

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        The Grass Harp

      Random House 1951 - Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Slight darkening on the front free endpaper from something previously laid in paper; very minor tanning to cover edges. Dust jacket is price-clipped. Minor wear and sun-tanning. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Hard Not to be Kind

      House of Books, Ltd, New York 1951 - Very good plus book in very good plus two-tissue dust wrapper. Signed limited edition, this is #166 of 300. Blue cloth covered boards with gold text and graphics on front panel and spine. Boards are sunned on spine and panels around the spine edges. Signed by the author on the limited edition. Also signed by Douglas Frost the author's nephew on the front free end-paper, which makes this an association copy. Book is internally clean and tight. Tissue papers are sunned on the spine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: R & G Bliss Books]
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        A History of the Calico Printing Industry of Great Britain

      Altringham - John Sherratt and Son, 1951 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of Geoffrey Turnball's A History of the Calico Printing Industry of Great Britain. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Scarce. First edition. With numerous black and white illustrations. Includes chapters on bleaching, dying and printing, machine printing, design and art, labour, costing etc. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The inner hinges are slightly strained. There is slight wear to the extremities, including fading to the spine and bumping. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with ink stamps on the endpapers, title page and occasionally throughout. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Little, Brown & Company, 1951, Hardcover, First EditionVery Good in a Very Good- dust jacket. Chip to jacket crown at spine with tear running down from location. Other minimal wear at spine. First Book Club Edition with rare picture of Salinger on rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

      [Bookseller: RareBookCellar.com]
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        Requiem for a Nun.

      Random House, New York, 1951 - Octavo. Original half black cloth, marbled paper boards, titles to spine gilt, blue endpapers. With the original acetate dust jacket. Spine a little faded but an excellent copy in the original acetate. First edition, first printing, limited issue. One of 750 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Catcher in the Rye [with Fadiman insert]

      Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1951 Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1951. BCE [Book Club Edition]. The BCE with Lotte Jacobi's photo of Salinger on jacket back, with her name credited in small font just above Salinger's name. All other first Book Club points present as well. Clifton Fadiman Insert laid in (see below). Octavo, 277 pp. Black cloth with gilt imprinting; jacket with Michael Mitchell's now- famous carousel-horse pictorial design jacket. A Fine book with just a touch of top page edge dust in a jacket with small-scale wear at spine end and corners, and thin marginal toning at the top inside edges of the flaps; jacket is better than Very Good. Please see scans. Superior condition for the real first BCE of Salinger's famed novel. Laid in is the original pamphlet containing Clifton Fadiman's classic review of Catcher in the Rye for the Book-of-the-Month Club, also in fine condition. Salinger's timeless and classic masterpiece, the chronicle of forty-eight hours in the coming-of-age of a troubled teenager, here in its most collectible form short of the first edition, and the form that probably did more to popularize the novel than the first edition. No recounting needed here; you know the story, and Fadiman's review is better than Cliff Notes anyway. Scarce in this superior condition, rare with the insert. L64

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        Literaturberichte über Wasser, Abwasser, Luft und Boden/ Literaturberichte über Wasser, Abwasser, Luft und feste Abfallstoffe (KONVOLUT aus 29 Bänden) - Bd. 1 (1951) bis Bd. 29 (1981).

      Fischer Verlag; 1951 - 1981.. gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt leicht nachgedunkelt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 29 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten;

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        STRANGLER'S SERENADE.

      New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., [1951]. - First edition. (the letter "R" in a circle) on the copyright page. Fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends. The last novel written as William Irish, finds Prescott, the New York detective, visiting a small town when he ran into murder. Then the murders multiplied, five in all, to be exact, and a suicide, all within a matter of days. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Siamese White

      nbsp;London - Faber and Faber, 1951 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The fascinating biographical accountof a controversial figure, Samuel White, who was appointed a mandarin by the King of Siam in the seventeenth century. New Edition. Featuring four maps, including one folding. Maurice Collis lived in Siam (Thailand) himself, and 'is able to give us a first-hand picture of a fascinating land; of a lovely archipelago, of rivers and rapids, of an immemorial track through jungles haunted by tigers and malaria'. Condition: In a cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, dustwrapper is sound, lovely and bright, with some chipping and small closed tears. The book is smart with just a very little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE with anear finedustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Never Leave Well Enough Alone

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1951. Octavo. Original black and white laminated boards, spine and front board lettered in white and gilt, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown. Tips a little worn, minor stains to boards, laminate lifting slightly. A very good copy in the jacket with toned spine, chips to extremities and 16 cm closed tear to front panel with tape repairs. First edition, first printing of the legendary designer's autobiography. An extremely attractive association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Harrison Jones, with high esteem and warm regards. Raymond Loewy. Feb. 20. '51." At the time, Jones was the chairman of Coca-Cola, with whom Loewy and his design team had been working closely throughout the late 1940s, streamlining equipment to develop Coca-Cola's brand identity through the design of coolers - he added the bottle opener with cap-catcher to the front of the machines - soda fountains - the "outboard motor" Dole Deluxe Dispenser - and delivery trucks, with the classic Hobbs truck body. Loewy is often credited with designing the contoured "hobble skirt" Coca-Cola bottle - a design which in fact dates back to 1915, and was (supposedly) mistakenly based on a cocoa pod - what Loewy actually did in 1954 was to "slenderize" the bottle's rather bulbous original silhouette, removing the embossed lettering and adding the vivd white applied colour lettering, creating the immediately recognisable modern Coke bottle. In Loewy's opinion the sinuous bottle shape was "the most perfectly designed package in the world".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Dictionary of National Biography

      George Smith, 1951 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Hardbound volume in blue cloth covered boards. Three volumes in one. Sir Sidney Lee (December 5, 1859 March 3, 1926) was an English biographer and critic. In 1883 he became assistant-editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. In 1890 he became joint editor, and on the retirement of Sir Leslie Stephen in 1891 succeeded him as editor. Lee himself contributed voluminously to the Dictionary, writing some 800 articles, mainly on Elizabethan authors or statesmen. The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885. Since the scope included only deceased figures, the DNB was soon extended by the issue of three supplementary volumes, covering subjects who had died between 1885 and 1900 but who had not been included in the original alphabetical sequence, generally because the volume for their name had been among the earlier ones to be published. The supplements brought the whole work up to the death of Queen Victoria on 22 January 1901. Corrections were added. The dictionary was reissued with minor revisions in 23 volumes in 1908 and 1909; a subtitle said that it covered British history from the earliest times to the year 1900. In the words of the 1911 edition of the Encyclopdia Britannica, the dictionary had elucidated the private annals of the British, providing not only concise lives of the notable deceased, but additionally lists of sources which were invaluable to researchers in a period when few libraries or collections of manuscripts had published catalogues or indices, and the production of indices to periodical literatures was just beginning. Throughout the twentieth century, further volumes were published for those who had died, generally on a decade-by-decade basis, beginning in 1912 with a supplement edited by Lee covering those who died between 1901 and 1911. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with all pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities including slight bumping to the corners and some small marks to the boards. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and odd spot. The spotting is heavier to the front and rear blank end papers. Overall the volume is in very good condition..

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        Alice in Wonderland

      Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co.,, 1951. A Punchout Book. Folio. Original illustrated printed wraps. Mild wear to extremities, an excellent copy. First edition, first printing. An obscure Disney title which features 8 pages of colour punch outs featuring scenes from the Disney animated film.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Point de Lendemain.

      - París-Edmond Varel, 1951. 23 cm. 85 pág. + suite de grabados. Con ilustraciones a color de Jean Gradassi. Edición numerada de 100 ejemplares dedicados por el artista que contienen una suite en negro de todos los grabados, reservada a los amigos del editor (ej. XIX). En rama. (9854-1). Bibliofilia.

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Casals]
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        GUIÓN. Revista Ilustrada de los mandos subalternos.

      - Madrid. M.º del Ejercito. 27x21 cm. Ofrezco los números y años siguientes: Año X. Enero 1951. Núm. 104. Al Año XXI. Diciembre 1962. Núm. 247. Total 12 años completos encuadernados en 6 Volúmenes, holandesa tela, un tomo difiere de color del lomo. Revista mensual, 12 números por año. Texto a dos columnas, muy ilustrado con fotos, dibujos, mapas, ect. Una media de 30 / 40 págs. por numero. Algunos subrayados en el texto. # revista. militaría. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Barbary Shore

      New York: Rinehart & Co. Inc.,, 1951. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. Corners and spine ends very lightly rubbed. Otherwise a fine copy in a bright jacket with mildly rubbed and toned extremities. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A King’s Story; the memoirs of H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor K.G

      Cassell and Company Ltd, 1951 - Frontispiece, plates Stain affecting corner of lower cover and dust-wrapper and some of the text block, map end-papers slightly browned, otherwise a nice copy in chipped dust-wrapper. Presentation Copy with, loosely inserted, a signed slip by the author "To Kenneth Smith with best wishes ." dated September 1951 The Duke was to be the guest of honour at the annual dinner of the Book Publishers’ Representatives Association of which Kenneth Smith was President that year but his appearance was cancelled owing to illness. The Duke subsequently invited the committee to a slap-up lunch at Claridges’ during which he presented this copy of the book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Marilyn Monroe : Home Town Story (1951) Original Photograph

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951. 1st Edition. Original publicity photograph from 'Home Town Story' (1951), an American drama film directed by Arthur Pierson and starring Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, and Alan Hale, Jr.. The film features Marilyn Monroe in a small, early role. The film was backed by General Motors to promote their perceived virtues of big business. 25 x 20cm. Subjects: Marilyn Monroe -- Movie memorabilia -- Early photographs -- Actors and actresses -- United States -- Hollywood -- Film and cinema. The photograph is in a very good condition, slighty dulled and faded as with age. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Catcher in The Rye

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, , 1951. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine black and gilt, pictorial block copied from the jacket to front and back board in black, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, black endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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        Erlauterungen zu Holderlins Dichtung

      Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann. 1951. Second edition. Paperback. Very Good. Inscribed by the author. Second edition ("Zweite, unveranderte Auflage"), 1951. Softcover, 144 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, age-toning or discoloration to some pages, some soiling to the covers, a bit of wear to the covers including creasing, tearing, and very minor loss. We have housed the book in protective mylar. Inscribed on the half-title by Heidegger. Uncommon book, very rare signed like this!

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        Physical Studies of Nucleic Acid. Crystalline Structure of DNA. Nucleic Acid: An Extensible Molecule?" SIGNED BY MAURICE WILKINS. With: Mary J. FRASER & Robert D. B. FRASER: "Evidence on the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid from Measurements with Polarized Infra-red Radiation." Offprint from Nature, Vol. 167, May 12, 1951.

      1951 - 7 pp. Original wrappers. Very Good. First Edition. SIGNED BY MAURICE WILKINS and Signed by Raymond Gosling on the front wrapper. At a meeting of the Faraday Society in May 1950, Rudolf Signer "gave out samples of his best [DNA], and Wilkins took some home to King's. A few days later, he was preparing part of this DNA in highly viscous solution for the ultraviolet studies he was doing. Unexpectedly, he noticed that every time he touched the stuff with the tip of a glass rod and then drew the rod away, 'I had spun a very thin fibre of DNA, almost invisible, like a filament of spider web.' The fibres seemed so perfect and uniform that the molecules in them must have been neatly aligned alongside one another. Examined under a microscope, in polarized light, the fibres behaved as though they were made up of well-ordered crystals. So Wilkins took the fibres to a graduate student in the unit, Raymond Gosling, who was doing the crystallography with rams' sperm and had borrowed the use of an antiquated x-ray apparatus in a lead-lined basement of the chemistry department. Several dozen of Wilkins's fibres had to be bundled together, in a tiny tungsten-wire frame where they could be tightened like a violin bow, to constitute a large enough specimen for the soft focus of the x-ray tube. Wilkins and Gosling remembered that Bernal, fifteen years before, had got the first good x-ray patterns from protein crystals by keeping them wet. Accordingly, they maintained the DNA fibres at high humidity. They got striking patterns, with many spots, sharp and detailed, far better than ever before seen from DNA, and for the first time unmistakably from a substance in crystalline form. . . . That series of diffraction pictures taken in May or June of 1950 provided the one Wilkins showed at the meeting in Naples, a year later, that galvanized Watson's enthusiasm for DNA and x-ray crystallography" (Judson, Eighth Day of Creation, expanded ed., pp. 78-79). Olby, The Path to the Double Helix, pp. 332-35 (including an illustration taken from Wilkins and Gosling's paper). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Catcher in The Rye.

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1951 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine black and gilt, pictorial block copied from the jacket to front and back board in black, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, black endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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        Weird Science Vol. 1,#9, Sept/Oct. 1951

      New York, NY: EC Comic, Fables Publications, 1951 This is Wood's first EC comic and it is a beautiful comic; all the faults are very minor and it grades as 8.5, Very Fine+ according to the Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide, 3rd. Edition. It is flat, with no spine roll and the inks have better than moderate reflectivity; the colors are bright. The staples are bright and inline with only very tiny staple tears. There are 2-3 very faint stress lines on the front cover at the spine. The spine ends and corners of the front cover are either square or show very minor blunting and the binding is secure. There is very minimal edgewear to both the front and back covers, which along most edges is very hard to see. There is a dealer's arrival date at the top center of the front cover which is consistent with the grade. There is some age-browning inside the front cover and, also, a little on the back cover. There is a 1/8 inch indentation near the top center on the back cover and the lower left corner of the back cover has a light bend, which is not a crease. The interior pages are supple and light tan to cream color. The edges of a few of the interior pages have very minimal edgewear. This comic has been priced according to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 39th. Edition.. No. Paper Wraps. Very fine+ (8.5)/None. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Comic Book.

      [Bookseller: azimuth17]
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        70 Large Broadsides or Posters for The Saturday Evening Post

      [Philadelphia]: The Curtis Publishing Company. 1951-1960. A collection of 70 different broadsides or posters for The Saturday Evening Post. Each measuring 22' x 28". Overall near fine with some scattered bumps and small tears at the edges, with folds as issued. These broadsides were used at newsstands to promote the latest issue of the magazine with text above or below the enlarged image of that week's front cover usually touting one of the cover stories, but occasionally an interior article or a short story. The cover features the talents of a number of popular Post artists such as John Falter, George Hughes, John Clymer, Thornton Utz, Steven Dohanos, Amos Sewell, Constantin Alajalov, and others. They depict American life of the 1950s with a gentle mix of humor (teenage dating, fashion, popular music), social commentary (influence of television, expansion of the highway system, and women in the workplace), and illustrations of rural life. A wonderful collection of images of mid-century American life. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Country Girl: A Play in Three Acts

      The Viking Press, New York 1951 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Preacher and the Slave

      London, UK: Hammond, Hammond, and Company, 1951. First British Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fictionalized biography of labor icon Joe Hill, later reissued under the title "Joe Hill." Inscribed to previous owner on half title page. Maroon cloth boards are lightly worn on edges and corners, previous owner bookplate otherwise interior is clean. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped and has some wear to edges.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Belles On Their Toes; Screenplay

      1951 - Quarto, full leather, 117 pp., Very Good+ copy, creasing to some pages, light soil or wear to the tips of the covers. Myrna Loy's copy of the screenplay for the 1952 film she starred in--Loy's name stamped in gilt on the front cover. "Belles On Their Toes" was the sequel to "Cheaper By the Dozen." Signed on the titlepage by Samuel Engel, producer of "Belles." Nice, uncommon item. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        La tete contre les Murs. (Signed, leather)

      Aux Editions Eliane Norberg, 1951, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Fine, 1st, Signed by Author, Illustrated By: Robert FontaSize: Folio, First edition thus. Signed, De Luxe limited edition. Sumptuous, full leather Artesian binding by Jacques Blanchet. From an edition of 202, number 72 of 180 printed on Velin d' Arches. Published Paris: Editions Eliane Norberg, 1951. Folio, 10 1/2" x 13 1/4" x 2 7/8" thick, 302pp., illustrated with full page engraved plates and fine textual engravings from copper - all with tissue guards, and two leather engravings in color by Robert Fonta. Full dark blue satin morocco over 1/4" thick boards with chamfered corners and leather inner hinges attached to thick, duplex flyleaves and gray leather pastedowns. Gilt block paneled titles on spine, top edges tinted blue with gilt embossed edge design stamped into the page block, front cover and verso decorated with unique, six-color leather inset engravings by Fonta, Signed on the half title by the Bazin: "Hommage amical / de l'auteur / Herve Bazin." Presentation copy to his publisher, with a four paragraph, typewritten A.L.S. by his wife Jacqueline, mounted on free endpaper, in which she writes about the color leather engravings and their signification to the situation of Arthur, the unstable protagonist of the novel..."Cuir chagrin noir, dont la couleur evoque le triste bilan d'une vie de desequilibre." A novel of youth rebellion and a man's fractured life caught up in the penal system. The novel is semi-autobiographical, based on the author's own experience in mental hospitals from 1937-1940, and was made into the film "Head Against the Wall" in 1959. Binding signed in the leather in gilt by Jacques Blanchet. Encased in a custom, matching leather and felted slipcase that echoes the curve of the book. A beautiful, exquisite production. Minor rub to a few areas of the spine, else fine - binding tight, text and plates clean and bright, in a very good slipcase with some wear at the corners and edges, Numbered, Limited Edition

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Einheit - Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis des Wissenschaftlichen Sozialismus. Konvolut von über 200 Heften aus den Jahren 1951 - bis bis 1986 - 43 Jahrgang. Vorhanden sind: 1951-18 Hefte - Unvollständiger Jahrgang??? // 1954 - 9 Jahrgang 1954 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1955 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang //1956 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1958 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1959 -1 Hefte -es fehlt heft 9// 1960 - -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1961 -11 Hefte - es fehlt heft 2 // 1962 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1963 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1964 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1965 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1966 -7 Hefte - Hefrt 1 bis 7 // 1967 -4 Hefte - Heft 8 bis 12 // 1968 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1969 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1970 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1971 -10 Hefte - Heft 11 fehlt // 1983 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1986 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1987 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang //1988 -11 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // Redaktuere: Hans Schaul (1956-1972) // Manfred Banaschak (1972-1989). Beigaben. Div Jahresregister sowie Sonderhefte. Und div. Einzelhefte.

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

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett / Einzelunte]
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        The Grass Harp

      New York: Random House, 1951. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This stated first printing is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked and unread in an equally fine dust jacket, that is sadly price clipped. It was found in its original shipping envelope and has not seen the light of day since it was shipped. It has 181, bright, clear pages bound in tan buckram covered boards with red & green titles on the spine.

      [Bookseller: mdpinc Books]
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