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        Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1951 - First Edition, First Printing with words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. Later editions do not have the words "FIRST EDITION" on the copyright page. An attractive copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's black cloth with some rubbing to the spine and some wear to the boards. The binding it tight and the pages are clean with minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this true first edition with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        1951 THE CATCHER IN THE RYE J D SALINGER 1ST EDITION ORIG DUST JACKET RARE $$$

      THE CATCHER IN THE RYE1951; J.D. Salinger; First English Edition; London, Hamish Hamilton; Dust Jacket by Fritz Wegner; 253 Pages; w5"xh7.6"; Very Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea!!!Attributes:Comes with the Rare Original Pictorial Dust Jacket, with correct 10s 6d.net to inner flap, over a nice blue cloth cover design with silver labeling to spine and a Legendary Classic from the Famed Author!!!Summary:The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. Originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel's protagonist, Holden Caulfield, has become an icon for teenage rebellion. Holden begins his story at Pencey Prep, an exclusive private school in (fictional) Agerstown, Pennsylvania, on the Saturday afternoon of the traditional football game with rival school Saxon Hall. Holden misses the game. As manager of the fencing team, he loses their equipment on a New York City subway train that morning, resulting in the cancellation of a match. He goes to the home of his history teacher, Mr. Spencer. Holden has been expelled and is not to return after Christmas break, which begins the following Wednesday. Spencer is a well-meaning but long-winded old man. To Holden's annoyance, Spencer reads aloud Holden's history examination paper, in which Holden wrote a note to Spencer so that his teacher would not feel bad about failing him in the subject.Background:Jerome David Salinger (January 1, 1919 ?" January 27, 2010) was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980.Condition:Condition is Good+/Very Good.  Some wear to edges of jacket, few tape marks to inner flaps, signature, light spotting near right edge of first few pages, rest of pages/hinges/text block are very good/excellent for over 60 years old!!!

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        Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway.

      New York: Musical Theater, ca. 1951. - 4to. Mimeographed typescript. Approx. 150 leaves bound with brads. Very good. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON. Inscribed.

      Putman, New York 1951 - Sneider, Vern. THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON. Inscribed. New York: Putnam, 1951. 8vo., 282pp. First edition, first issue. Author's First Novel. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper [quite uncommon] with a bit of professional mending to the extremities showing modest wear. Inscribed by Sneider on the dedication page. "With sincerest best wishes / and good luck / Vern Sneider / June 11th 1951" A very nice example. The book was subsequently adapted for a play (1953) & film (1956) with the same titles, both written by John Patrick, Staring Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford & Machiko Kyô. In 1970, the Broadway musical Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen by Patrick & Stan Freeman was based on the novel. It depicts the activities of US Army military government officers & personnel in occupied Okinawa during World War II. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Porius : A Romance of the Dark Ages.

      London: Macdonald: Signed Limited First Edition 1951 - 8vo., xx, 682pp., portrait frontispiece of the author, marbled endpapers, top edges blocked in gilt, specially bound in dark blue crushed morocco by Bayntun Riviere, gilt decorated spine in compartments. A fine clean bright copy. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, this being No.95 of 200 copies. Porius: A Romance of the Dark Ages is a 1951 historical romance by John Cowper Powys. Set in the Dark Ages during a week of autumn 499 AD, this novel is, in part, a bildungsroman, with the adventures of the eponymous protagonist Porius, heir to the throne of Edeyrnion, in North Wales, at its centre. The novel draws from both Arthurian legend and Welsh history and mythology, with Myrddin (Merlin) as another major character. The invasion of Wales by the Saxons and the rise of the new religion of Christianity are central themes. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Typed letter signed.

      Prob. Huntsville, 25. XI. 1951. - 4to. 1 p. To the graphic designer Heinz Haehnel about his illustrations, approving Otto Bechtle's selections and expressing eagerness to see others, mentioning Franz Ludwig Neher's impressions of an illustration of a spaceship by him in Life, pointing out that the design could not withstand supersonic speeds, suggesting the use of one of his illustrations for the cover of the Mars Project, asking for details about his history as a pilot and listing the types of pilot licenses he himself possesses. - On stationery with printed letterhead; left margin with punched holes (not touching text); faint scattered foxing with some touching signature.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Truman appoints his Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder as U.S. Governor of the world?s two major financial institutions: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund

      "Partly Printed Document Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President and ?Dean Acheson? as Secretary of State, one page, 22.75? x 18.75?. Washington, D.C., June 27, 1951. Embossed Presidential seal, 3.5? diameter, affixed at lower left. Fine condition.In full, ?Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Prudence, and Ability of John W. Snyder, of Missouri. I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund and United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years, and authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that Office according to law, and to have and to hold the said Office with all the powers and privileges thereunto of right appertaining, unto him the said John W. Snyder, subject to the conditions prescribed by law...?John W. Snyder?s close friendship with Harry S. Truman began in 1928 when Truman was a County Judge. They served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Harry S. Truman was Colonel of Field Artillery, United States Army Reserve Corps. Lieutenant Colonel John W. Snyder was in Harry Truman's Missouri Regiment, the 381st Field Artillery, 102nd Division. Snyder had a broad background in banking and business when he was appointed by President Truman as Federal Loan Administrator (1945), Director, Office of Mobilization and Reconversion (1945-1946), and Secretary of the Treasury (1946-1953). Of the 75 Secretaries of the Treasury, from Alexander Hamilton to Timothy Geithner,only six served longer than John W. Snyder.As Truman?s Secretary of State (1949-1953), Dean Acheson played a central role in defining American foreign policy in the early years of the Cold war. He helped design the Marshall Plan and played a central role in the development of the Truman Doctrine and the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In 1964, Acheson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for History for ?Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department.?"

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        THE MODE IN FURS EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT The History of Furred Costume of the World from the Earliest Times to the Present

      Charles Scribner?s Sons, 1951, Hardcover, First Edition; First PrintingVery Good in a Good dust jacket. Rubbing to edges throughout DJ, several chips and short tears, small area of sticker removal to spine, owner book plate. Scribners A on copyright page. Wilcox signature is extremely scare. ; Signed By Wilcox; 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall; Signed by Author

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        BACK TO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE. And other ugly moments

      Macdonald. London. 1951. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. INSCRIBED & WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING BY SEARLE. The inscription reads - for Francis with love, admiration and best wishes. Ronald. - above a an original ink drawing of a St. Trinian's School-girl, on the front free endpaper. Line illustrations throughout. A near fine copy of the book in a very good original colour printed dustwrapper with a small red sticker over part of the spine, with the letters GB and S written in ink. Aside from this sticker it is a very good example of the dustwrapper with a couple of closed tears, without loss, and some minor rubbing, but generally bright and clean.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Colloque de l'Institut Blaise Pascal 8-13 janvier 1951. Les machines a calculer et la pensee humaine

      Paris, 1951. Centre national de la recherche scientifique. Colloque de l'Institut Blaise Pascal 8-13 janvier 1951. Les machines a calculer et la pense e humaine. Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1951. Mimeographed typescript, bound with printed program. Black cloth. Program: [4]pp. Text: [119]ff., variously numbered. 267 x 208 mm. The program and the mimeographed synopses and translations were distributed separately at the conference. They were later bound together in this volume. Light to moderate toning. Provenance: Alwin Walther and the Institut fur Praktische Mathematik at Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, with rubber stamp. This was the first full-scale symposium on electronic computing in France. Bound in this volume are the original printed program of the conference together with mimeographed synopses of each speech presented. In handing out these synopses the organizers provided English summaries of some of the speeches that were presented in French and French summaries of some of the speeches that were presented in English. These summaries and partial translations were not included in the official published edition that appeared two years later. In that edition the list of attendees was published. It indicated that Alwin Walther, the former owner of this material, was one of about three hundred people in attendance.A notable aspect of this large symposium on analog and digital electronic computing machines was that, unlike all other early conferences on electronic computers, there was no stored-program electronic digital computer demonstrated. Instead Louis Couffignal, director of the Laboratoire de Calcul Mecanique at the Institut Blaise Pascal, demonstrated the prototype of his own much-publicized electronic calculator, a binary machine whose design emphasized organization of calculation procedures rather than the storage of programs and data. This took place at the symposium's third session on "large computing machines, logic, and the physiology of the nervous system." That section took a cybernetic approach. Couffignal chose to make the last presentation at the conference, speaking on "Some new analogies between computing machine structures and brain structures." Couffignal's preference for a non-stored-program approach to computing caused a setback in the nascent French electronic computer industry. The physicist and Nobel prize winner Louis de Broglie gave the keynote address at the conference. Among the other speakers were Howard Aiken, who provided a serious illustrated account of the Harvard Mark IV; Andrew D. Booth; Warren S. McCulloch; Gonzalo Torres y Quevedo; Norbert Wiener; Maurice Wilkes; F. C. Williams; and Tom Kilburn. Eduard Stiefel presented an extensively illustrated account of the use of the Z4 at Zurich to solve specific problems, which is separately noted in this bibliography.When we checked no copies of these ephemeral documents were cited in OCLC. Origins of Cyberspace 526.

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        Une Aventure au Sahara: Gravures sur bois en couleur par Pierre Eugene Clairin

      Le Societe des XXX, Lyon, 1951, Hardback in slipcase, Book Condition: Very Good., Illustrated By: With tissue guarded colour woodcuts by Pierre Eugene Clairin.No 87 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 140 Printed on untrimmed hand-made paper by Jean-Gabriel Daragnes, Paris, on 31st March 1951. Unbound, in wrapper, cover and slipcase. Text in French. Slipcase shows some wear and bumping; spine of cover faded.

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        The Ballad of The Sad Cafe: The Novels and Stories of Carson McCullers

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1951. First. First edition. Octavo. Publisher's orange cloth, titled and decorated in red to spine and front board. Slight bump at the crown else very near in a scuffed and torn, about very good dustwrapper, with chipping at the spine ends. Inscribed by Carson McCullers on the front flyleaf: "For Monique and Valentin, from your devoted Carson." An uncommon first edition found inscribed, especially so warmly. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: The Novels and Stories of Carson McCullers

      Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston 1951 - 8vo. 791 pp. Spine ends and corners are lightly bumped, light soil along cover edges, very light soil to the margins of the endpapers. Interior of the book is clean and crisp. Dustjacket is rubbed and chipped along edges and corners. First edition Signed by Carson McCullers to the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Green Is the Grass

      Bombay and Calcutta: Asia Publishing House. 1951. First. First edition. Fine in very near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by the author at a later date: "To Stanley who guards my most guilty secret(s) from Dom, some years after 24-9-64." Poet's very scarce first book, about cricket, written when he was thirteen, seldom found signed. .

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        THE STARS, LIKE DUST

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. Octavo,. cloth.. Cloth lightly rubbed at edges, top edge of text block a little dusty,. else a fine copy in near fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to. corners and spine ends and fading of color of title lettering on. spine panel. (#111864). First edition. Asimov's third sf book and second sf novel. Asimov's first three published novels are set earlier in the galactic empire future history of the Foundation stories, but have no direct connection with them. THE STARS, LIKE DUST is a space opera in which rebels fight the powerful war lords of Tyrann whose goal is the domination of the Galaxy. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 239.

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        The Green Hills Of Earth

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1951. First edition. Very good in a very good unclipped dust jacket. This copy signed on the half title by the author. An indentation to the lower front board at mid; jacket shows light toning to the spine, rubbing along the lower half of the front panel at the gutter, shallow chipping along the upper front and rear jacket panels. Even so a strong, attractive copy of this title, a short story collection and the first installment in Heinlein's "Future History" trilogy. Quite nice, actually.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        A QUESTION OF UPBRINGING

      Heinemann. London. 1951. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). A fine copy bound in a fine leather binding of recent full red morocco. Spine with five raised bands. The compartments decorated, ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original publishers spine is bound in at the rear. An attractive copy of the first volume in Powell's Dance to the Music of Time series.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Photograms of the Year. The Annual Review for 1925 of the World s Pictorial Photographic Work. Wichtige Sammlung der 17. Jahrgänge aus der verlassenschaftlichen Bibliothek nach weltbekannten, tschechischen Kunst-Photograph Jan Lauschmann (*1. April 1901 Raudnitz a. Elbe – +1. Januar 1991 Brünn). Umfasst diese Jahrgänge : 1924; 1929; 1930; 1931; 1932; 1933; 1934-5; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939 + 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1950; 1951. Ausser dem Jahrgang 1924 alle Einbände mit handschriftlicher Widmung von F. J. Mortimer & R. C. De Morgan auf Vorsatzplatz versehen.

      London, Iliffe & Sons, Ltd + "The Amateur Photographer 1924 - 1951 - OHLdr.mit Lederecken/OHLdr., 4° & 8° mit zahlreichen, sw. Bild-Aufnahmen auf Tafeln, Anzeigen u. Zeichnungen im Text. Schöne Einbände mit Vorderdecke- u. Rückengoldprägung. Vergoldeter Schnitt. Fast unbeschädigte Exemplare; minimal berieben und bestoßen. Stellenweise Seiten u. Vorsätze, manchmal auch die Decken (Jg. 1949 - 51) sehr gering fleckig. In dieser Zubereitung besonders selten. In sehr gutem Zustand. sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: en [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Las cosas del campo.

      - Málaga, El Arroyo de los Ángeles, 1951, 21,5 x 17 cm., 93 págs. + 3 h. (Gran ejemplar en primera edición conservando las cubiertas originales y con estuche en tela. Tirada de 200 ejemplares numerados en papel Ingrés). POESÍAS

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        A HALF-TIMBERED VILLAGE - PUFFIN BUILDING BOOK PC7, 8 and 9

      Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd, (1951).. FIRST EDITION (1951), large oblong 4to, 270 x 382 mm, 10¾ x 14¾ inches, 3 volumes: 1, 2, and 3, colour illustrated paper wraps, general instructions inside upper cover. Notes and drawings by Margaret and Alexander Potter inside lower cover. Printed in colours on 1 side of the paper, a whole village to cut out and assemble. Staples slightly rusty otherwise all are clean and crisp, uncut and have never been folded, no inscriptions. Each volume priced in lower margin of upper cover at 4s 4d including 10d purchase tax. An excellent set, very hard to find in any condition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Ginger Pye

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co.,, 1951. Octavo. Original yellow and blue cloth boards. With the dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout by the author. Light wear to ends of spine in the dust jacket with mild toning to rear panel and spine, gentle wear to flap folds, shallow chipping to ends of spine. A very attractive copy. First edition, first printing. The 1952 Newbery Medal winner for excellence in American children's literature. A heart warming story of two children and the puppy they love.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Selected Specimens of the Chinese Bronze Collection in the Hakkaku Art Museum; Hakkuku Kikkin Senshu

      Kobe, Japan: Hakkaku Art Museum, 1951. 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.. First Edition. Buckram. Near Fine/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Good Shabbos, Everybody

      United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education 1951 - First Printing. Pictorial boards. Corners and spine tips lightly scuffed, else a Fresh, unmarked copy. Every page illustrated by Maurice Sendak -- one of his early works. Art consultant Leonard Weisgard. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hard not to be King

      House of Books, Ltd., New York, 1951 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies printed authentically SIGNED by Robert Frost. This is copy number 191 with the ORIGINAL publisher's acetate dustjacket with some wear with 191 written on the top corner. The book is in great shape and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Manchester University computer. Inaugural conference

      Bolton: Tillotson's, 1951. ?"The Best Single Account of the Ferranti Mark I Computer?" Manchester University. Manchester University computer. Inaugural conference. July [9-12] 1951. [Bolton: Tillotson?'s, 1951.] 40pp. Text illustrations. 282 x 215 mm. Original maroon printed stiff wrappers, title gilt-stamped on upper wrapper, bound with a maroon cord at the spine. Label removed from spine, light edgewear, but very good. From the library of the Institut für Praktische Mathematik, Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, with library stamps on front wrapper and title-leaf. First Edition. Rare program from the Manchester University Computer Inaugural Conference, the second of the early British computer conferences after the Cambridge University conference held in June 1949. ?"The Manchester University Conference was held to inaugurate the Ferranti Mark I computer. The machine had been delivered to the University in February 1951 and by the time of the conference it was at the center of a flourishing computer laboratory. The Ferranti Mark I was the first commercially manufactured computer in Britain (and arguably in the world). To commemorate the event Ferranti underwrote the cost of the slim but elegant conference proceedings. . . . The Mark I itself was described by F. C. Williams, and the corresponding paper in the proceedings, which is superbly illustrated, is the best single account of the Ferranti Mark I computer?" (Williams and Campbell-Kelly, The Early British Computer Conferences [1989], xiii). As a major English industrial concern embarking upon a new business, Ferranti seems to have planned this conference with sales in mind. The program for the conference was elegantly printed and illustrated (a notable contract to the Cambridge conference?'s dittoed and mimeographed conference materials), and was probably intended at least in part as a sales brochure. The list of attendees at the meeting published at the back of the proceedings shows that at least half were representatives of large industrial concerns—potential buyers of the Mark I—rather than the small group of academics and computing professionals that had attended the Cambridge conference two years earlier. In keeping with the commercial aspects of the conference, the manager of sales for the computer division of Ferranti, Dr. B. V. Bowden, delivered a paper on ?"The application of calculating machines to business and commerce?" promoting the use of computers in these fields: "Far more arithmetic is done every day for the purposes of business and commerce than is done in all the scientific and mathematical laboratories of the world. It is reasonable to enquire if these computing machines, which have been designed so far for purely scientific use, can be applied to the general problems of business and commerce. It is as well to remind ourselves of the speed of which these machines are capable; for example, experience shows that the average comptometer operator will perform and check about four hundred 10 x 10 decimal digital multiplications in an average eight-hour working day. The Manchester University machine on the other hand will multiply two 10-digit numbers together in less than three milliseconds, which means that it will, in a few seconds, do as much work as a comptometer operator does in a day. Furthermore, the machine is capable of remembering several hundred thousand digits, which is equivalent to the contents of a small filing system, all this information being available to the machine almost instantaneously whenever required" (p. 30). Bowden later edited Faster than Thought, first published in 1953. Origins of Cyberspace 774 (this copy).

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        The Silver Locusts (The Martian Chronicles) - SIGNED

      Rupert Hart - Davis, London, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First English Edition., Signed By AuthorRay Bradbury's second book, the first English Edition (titled "The Martian Chronicles in the US). SIGNED by the author on the title page. Near fine in an equally fine dust jacket. Very light soiling on the jacket's rear panel, else no flaws to speak of. A beautiful copy, Book

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        REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST (A la Recherche du Temps Perdu) Swann's way; Within a budding grove; The Guermantes way; Cities of the Plain; The Captive; The Sweet cheat gone; Time Regained (translated by Stephen Hudson)

      Chatto & Windus. London. 1951-55. Reprint of 1941 Uniform Edition. 12 Volumes - Complete. 8vo. (7.1 x 4.8 inches). Bright and clean copies in fine contemporary leather bindings of quarter red Morocco. Spines with four raised bands, each decorated with a gilt floral pattern. Compartments numbered and lettered in gilt, including the initials of a previous owner (J. B. D) to the bottom of each spine. Red cloth on boards. Plain green endpapers. An attractive set of mid twentieth century bindings in very good condition. The bindings aren't signed but are certainly the work of a master Bookbinder.

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        Eli. Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels.

      Malmö 1951. - 74 Seiten mit 1 Zeichnung von Esaias Thoren. Gr.-8°. Halbleinen. Einband etwas gebräunt u. fleckig, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Buchblock etwas locker. Besitzeintrag mit Kugelschreiber auf fliegendem Vorsatz. Bereits 1943-1944 entstandenes Werk, als Privatdruck bei Forssell in Malmö gedruckt in Blau und Schwarz. Eines von 200 numerierten, von Nelly Sachs eigenhändig signierten Exemplaren.

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

      New haven: Yale University Press, 1951. First edition, one of 551 copies. 8vo. . Original raspberry boards. Faintly dusty, else fine in fine printed dustwrapper. A superb copy . 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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Spinner, 1951

      Atelier de Taille Douce, Saint Prex, Switzerland - 2/1000. Hardcover folio, 20.75 x 17 inches, housing a beautiful print of Smith's "The Spinner" , from his 'Spanish Village' series, 1951. Number 2 of 1000 edition copies, numbered and signed by an agent of Smith's estate. Image measures approximately 12.5 x 7.5 inches, on sheet of handmade rag paper measuring 20 x 16 inches. With transparent vellum guard, printed with the following description: "Hand-pulled dust grained gravure made from an original print, in an edition of one thousand, plus one hundred artist's proofs. The plate was made by Jon Goodman. The edition was printed at Atelier de Taille Douce, Saint Prex, Switzerland. The mold- made cotton rag paper was produced especially for this edition by Georges Duchene at Moulin de Larroque, Lalinde, France. Each gravure has been approved by john G. Morris, agent for the heirs of W. Eugene Smith, and has been engraved with an authorized stamp." With said stamp, a blind embossed title, at the lower right of the sheet. In near fine condition with faint 2 inch crease to the lower left side, present on the covers, and less noticeably on the print. William Eugene Smith (December 30, 1918, Wichita, Kansas - October 15, 1978, Tucson, Arizona) was an American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his brutally vivid World War II photographs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        French Country Cooking

      London: John Lehmann Ltd.,, 1951. Decorated by John Minton. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Menu from a Dinner in Honour of The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill on his Admission to the Honorary Freedom of the City of Sheffield, 16th April 1951, signed by both Winston and Clementine Churchill

      Sheffield, 1951. Near fine. This item comes from the personal collection of ChurchillÂ’s bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. This is an original menu card signed by Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, from a 16 April 1951 dinner in Sheffield honouring Winston Churchill on his admission to the Honorary Freedom of the City of Sheffield. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. Churchill would remain Leader of the Opposition until the British General Election of October 1951, when the Conservatives won 321 seats to LabourÂ’s 295, returning Churchill to Downing Street at the age of 77. He would remain Prime Minister until April 1955. Mid-April 1951 found Churchill hard at work on completion of the final volumes of his war memoirs and arguing with Clementine over the presence of ChurchillÂ’s proof-reader, C. C. Wood, in a small studio room at their Hyde Park Gate home which Clementine wanted to reclaim. In the House of Commons, deliberations and political theatre were underway concerning the seventh budget introduced since Labour had come to power. Churchill spoke in the House of Commons on the budget and economy on 10 April and was preparing to speak in the House on defence on 19 April. On the 11th of April, Churchill had sent President Truman a telegram about the PresidentÂ’s dismissal of General MacArthur: “...your action in asserting the authority of the civil power over military commanders, however able or distinguished, will receive universal approval in England.” Only half a year thereafter, Churchill would return to the premiership. He would, however, lose the battle for the continued presence of Mr. Wood, who eventually agreed to work from home rather than at Hyde Park Gate, despite ChurchillÂ’s emphatic protestations to Clementine (“I will not have him turned out now... We are at the crisis of the book - I use him on the book every hour of the day.”). Apparently the Wood issue was not enough to disturb marital comity. On Monday, 16th April, 1951 Winston and Clementine attended a dinner at Town Hall in Sheffield in honour of Churchill being admitted to the Honorary Freedom of the City. Here is an original menu from that dinner, signed on the blank verso by both Winston and Clementine Churchill. The menu measures 8 x 4.5 inches, and is printed in gilt and black on cream card stock with the gilt embossed arms of Sheffield. Condition is near-fine. The card is complete with no creases or tears. We note trivial wear at the corners and very light overall soiling. Both signatures, inked in blue, remain bright and clear, ClementineÂ’s larger and just above that of Winston. The menu is protected within an archival mylar sleeve.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        REQUIEM FOR A NUN

      New York:: Random House. (1951). First edition. His part novel, part play sequel to SANCTUARY. Number 204 of 750 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies. Three-quarters cloth with marbled paper boards. Spine and edges of rear board sunned though still bright; otherwise near fine in original acetate. Issued without a slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Foundation

      Gnome 1951 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page SIGNED by Isaac Asimov on a laid in signature. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the spine ends and panels. This original dustjacket has NO fading that is found on most copies, and the $2.75 price is present on the front flap. The book is in nice shape with minor wear to the spine and panels. The book is tight, and square, no cocking. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION, with the original first issue dustjacket SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Foundation Trilogy

      Gnome Press, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, first EditionsSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, Copyright dates, 1951, 1952 and 1953 each book, a first edition, a first printing, in a first state binding each edition in first state dust jackets (per Curry). Three volumes comprising Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Including Foundation 1951, Foundation and Empire 1952 and Second Foundation 1953. Each a very good copy, clean internally with tight bindings. Some shelfware to the lower board edges and some light moisture staining on a portion of the front Board of Foundation And a Portion of Both Boards of Second Foundation. Though no other moisture residue or staining are aparent anywhere else on any of the volumes. Empire and second foundation have a 2 cm x 4 cm bookstore bookplate pasted to the lower right corner of the inside flyleaf. Each dust jacket is very good and is not price clipped. Some soiling to each rear panel, a touch of rubbing to each spine panel and some edge wear and chipping at the spine edges. Some light soiling to the interior of each jacket. Other defects specific to each volume includes foundation jacket, which comes across as light brown spots (difficult to spot within the cosmos-orientated jacket design) a 2.5 cm x 1 cm open tear at the center top edge of the front panel of Foundation and Empire jacket and a 1 inch closed tear at the top edge of the rear panel near the flap fold on the same book. A 3 cm x 2cm open tear to the bottom right corner of the front panel of the Second Foundation. Despite the defects listed each volume shows nicely in the clear covers (see photos).A landmark series in the annals of science fiction literature and the winner of the Hugo award for best all-time series. These three volumes present beautifully with their Kyle, Cartier and Binkley classic jacket illustrations.Bright clean text, a very sought after rare and collectible set of books, Science Fiction

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Small Archive

      Chapel Hill. 1951-69. A small archive of material from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green and his wife Elizabeth to Gregg Sinclair, President of the University of Hawaii, comprising three Typed Letters Signed and thirteen custom-printed Christmas cards, of which three are Inscribed with an additional sentiment. The letters, dated September 14, 1951 through December 22, 1952, detail Green's visit to Hawaii as part of his study of international drama, music, and dance. The holiday greetings, dating from 1957 through 1970, become increasingly more elaborate. Beginning in 1958 the Greens composed an original verse for the holidays which, for several years, they set to music. One early letter has some modest foxing else all items are fine in a custom cloth clamshell case. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Romerike Berge. Zeitschrift für Heimatpflege im Bergischen Land. 1. Jahrgang 1950 bis 30. Jahrgang 1980 in 29 Bänden + 1 Registerband 1-15 (Jahrgang 19+20 in einem Band)

      Köln/Westdeutscher Verlag 1951 (1951-1981) - In Leinen gebunden. Buchrücken und Einband an den Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben / bestoßen. Jahrgang 3,7,12 + 23 Buchdeckel leicht fleckig. Jahrgang 21 Rücken unten leicht eingerissen. Jahrgang 21 + 23 Rücken mit Nummer beschrieben. Sonst sehr ordentlich - sauber, fest und vollständig, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen!!! - Ihr Versandantiquariat Der-Philo-soph, der Online-Händler mit der schnellen Lieferung! An Werktagen versandfertig innerhalb 24 Stunden! 5105 S. Deutsch 14000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La tete contre les Murs. (Signed, leather)

      Aux Editions Eliane Norberg, Paris 1951 - 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. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Eli. Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels

      Malmö, Forssel 1951. 26 cm. 74, (2) Seiten mit Illustrationen von Esaias Thorén. Original-Verlagseinband, Halbleineneinband im Pappschuber - WG2 5 - Kindlers NLL 14, 563f - Erstausgabe ihrer 1943 im Exil entstandene Dichtung. Privatdruck. Nr. 120 von 200 Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk von der Autorin signiert. Außerdem auf dem Vorsatz 3-zeilige handschriftliche Widmung der Autorin (vom Vorbesitzer datiert: 10. 12. 58). Schönes Exemplar, Schuber an den Kanten schwache Lichtränder. -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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