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        The Exploration of Space

      New York: Harper and Brothers. (1951). First. First American edition. An about very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian, wishing you the very best of luck. Arthur C. Clarke, Atlanta, 10 June '52." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist, who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy of this non-fiction work. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE SANDS OF MARS

      Sidgwick and Jackson Limited [1951], London - Octavo, boards. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. The author's second SF book. Some foxing to top edge, endpapers and prelims, a very good to nearly fine copy in a bright nearly fine dust jacket with some mild shelf wear to corners and spine ends, with a little dust soiling to rear panel. (13924) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Le Taro Sacerdotal

      Paris: Henri Durville fils, [1951]. All cards uniformly near fine, laid in very good wrappers, and housed in near fine stamped chemise, with splitting at the gutters.. First edition. Octavo sheets loose in boards and wrapper. Comprised of 22 large lithograph cards, many hand colored. Esoteric and alchemical artwork weaves the comical and the sinister in this beautiful deck of tarot majors. Each card (excepting an inky and silent La Morte) is beautifully hand lettered in French with mordant captions reminiscent of Edward Gorey. Final card for Le Monde reads "Si tu as compris, tu n'as pas / besoin de mes explications; / si tu n'as pas compris, tu / ne comprendras jamais." Translated: "If you have understood, you do not need my explanations; if you have not understood, you will never understand." OCLC locates only two copies.

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        L'homme revolte.

      Paris, Gallimard, 1951.. In-12, cartonnage editeur polychrome d'apres la maquette de Mario Prassinos, 382 p., (1) f. d'acheve d'imprimer. Edition originale de premier tirage, acheve d'imprimer du 18 octobre 1951. (Huret, 'Cartonnages NRF', n°100). Un des 1550 exemplaires sur Alfama des papeteries du marais (n°1666), relies d'apres la maquette de Mario Prassinos. Dos legerement jauni. Tres bon exemplaire, tres frais, sans rousseurs..

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1951 - First Edition, First Printing with "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. Later editions do not state "First Edition" on the copyright page. A beautiful First Issue dustjacket with minor wear near the top spine and minor discoloration to the flaps. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with the gold lettering on the spine present. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy with the original dustjacket. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Floral Still Life

      1951. Oil on board, Signed and dated. 14 x 11 inches.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Hessisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte. Herausgegeben von der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Historischen Kommissionen in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Marburg und Wiesbaden. - Bände 1 - 62 (1951-2012), samt 3 Beiheften.

      Marburg: Selbstverlag der Herausgeber 1951-2012.. Insgesamt 65 Bände. (62 Jahrbücher sowie 3 Beihefte zu Band 1-10: Verzeichnis der Aufsätze und Besprechungen; Inhaltsverzeichnis der Bände 1-20 [und] Beiheft zu Band 41/1991). Mit zahlreichen photographischen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln sowie Karten und Plänen. Gr. 8° (22,5 -25 cm). 48 Orig.-Broschuren. [Softcover / Paperback]. 17 Orig.-Pappbände. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].. "Im Zusammenwirken mit der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Historischen Kommissionen in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Marburg und Wiesbaden gibt das Landesamt seit 1963 das 1951 gegründete "Hessische Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte" heraus. Die Zeitschrift enthält wissenschaftliche Beiträge zur hessischen und zur vergleichenden Landesgeschichte, Rezensionen mit Hinweisen auf Fachveröffentlichungen sowie die jährlichen Tätigkeitsberichte der Historischen Kommission für Hessen, der Hessischen Historischen Kommission Darmstadt, der Historischen Kommission für Nassau und des Landesamtes. Die Schriftleitung, an der seit 1996 Prof. Dr. Winfried Speitkamp beteiligt ist, liegt zusammen mit den redaktionellen und organisatorischen Aufgaben beim Landesamt." (Quelle: hlgl.hessen.de) - Einbände der Broschuren teils etwas gebräunt und mit kleineren Lesefalten in den Rücken. Wenige Bände mit einigen Anstreichungen und Anmerkungen in Bleistift, teils auch in Buntstiften und Kugelschreiber. - Insgesamt sauberes und gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer - www.bibliotheca-th]
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        Boris Petrovsky's Photo Album] Dr. Borisz Petrovszkij professzor elvtársnak szeretettel a Dolgozók Világlapja szerkeszt?sége. [To Professor Comrade Boris Petrovsky From the Editorial Staff of the "Dolgozók Világlapja" (World-Magazine of the Workers).]

      February 5, 1951, Budapest - A unique album with 30 black and white original photographs on 18 album card leaves, separated with tracing paper. In red leatherette binding. This photo album was supposedly given as a farewell gift to Boris Vasilyevich Petrovsky (1908-2004) the Soviet surgeon, who worked in Hungary between 1949-1951. He made several contributions in many fields of surgery and was the minister of health in the Soviet Union for fifteen years (1965-1980). The majority of the photographs were taken during a surgery, the others are showing Petrovsky examining his patients. A unique album with 30 black and white original photographs on 18 album card leaves, separated with tracing paper

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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 FOUNDATION TRILOGY: FOUNDATION FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE, AND SECOND FOUNDATION

      Gnome Press 1951-53, New York - Octavo, cloth and boards. All first bindings (Currey "A" bindings). Foundation is near fine, some dustiness to top edge, in a very good to very good plus dust jacket, slight wear with slight loss to corners, light rubbing to edges and spine folds, loss to lower spine edge up to 1/4" deep, two very shallow chips to upper spine at each corner. Front panel is quite bright and attractive. Foundation and Empire is near fine, some dustiness to top edge, some of the usual rubbing to bottom board edges, dust jacket is very good plus to near fine, mild age darkening to spine panel, some light rubbing to front foldover, a bit to spine ends, neatly repaired tear to upper front panel which has been internally tape re-enforced, light soiling to rear panel. Second Foundation is about near fine, rubbing to lower edge and some to upper board edge. Dust jacket is very good plus, some light age toning to spine panel, light edge wear to spine ends with two tiny closed tear to base, light edge wear to corners, two closed tears to rear panel (upper and lower), some dust soiling to rear panel. Some foxing to flaps and interior of dust jacket. Still a very decent collectible set. (8184) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES

      William Heinemann Ltd. London.,1951. FIRST EDITION. 3 VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.7 inches). Fine set in recent leather bindings of full red morocco, spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edges gilt. A finely bound clean, bright, clean set of this important collection. Surprisingly uncommon in this 1951 first printing.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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 Churchill?'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 Labour?'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 Churchill?'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 President?'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 Churchill?'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, Clementine?'s larger and just above that of Winston. The menu is protected within an archival mylar sleeve.

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        THE DARK CHATEAU AND OTHER POEMS

      Arkham House, Sauk City 1951 - Octavo, jacket art by Frank Utpatel, cloth. 563 copies printed. Poetry. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the front panel and a touch of age toning to spine lettering. Wandrei library label laid in. (15589) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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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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        Marilyn Monroe : Home Town Story (1951) Original Photograph

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionThe photograph is in a very good condition, slighty dulled and faded as with age. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; 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.

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        Dix, Otto. - "Hahn am Morgen".

      . Lithografie / Kreide- & Pinsellithografie, partiell geschabt, 1951. Von Otto Dix. Auflage Exemplar Nr. 14/33. 55,4 x 47,9 cm (Darstellung / Stein) / 69,5 x 58 cm (Blatt). Karsch 191. Rehts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert: "Dix 51". Links eigenhändig Auflagenbezeichnung und Titel. - Tadelloses schönes Exemplar. Otto Dix (1891 Untermhaus / heute Gera - 1969 Singen am Hohentwiel). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, bedeutender Vertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. 1909-14 an Königlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1914-18 Militärdienst als Kriegsfreiwilliger. 1919 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie, Atelier am Antonplatz. Gründungsmitglied der "Dresdner Sezession Gruppe 1919". 1922 Umzug nach Düsseldorf. 1925-27 wohnhaft in Berlin. Seit 1927 Professor für Malerei an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. 1933 wurde er durch die Nationalsozialisten seines Amtes enthoben und als "entartet" diffamiert. 1936 Übersiedlung nach Hemmenhofen.; 1433.

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        1951 THE CATCHER IN THE RYE J.D. SALINGER 1ST EDITION DUST JACKET 10TH PRINTING

      THE CATCHER IN THE RYESept. 1951; J.D. Salinger; First American Edition, 10th Printing; Boston, Little, Brown and Co.; Dust Jacket; 277 Pages; w5.7"xh8.1"; Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author/Classic or Collector.  Great Gift Idea!!!Attributes:Comes with the Rare Original Pictorial Dust Jacket, price clipped, over a nice navy blue/black cloth cover design with gold labeling to spine, with a nice title page 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 Very Good.  Some wear to edges of jacket, small inscription 1953, pages/hinges/text block are very good for over 60 years old!!!

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        Portrait of actor Ossie Davis in costume as Gabriel, Green Pastures

      New York, april 12, 1951. (DAVIS, OSSIE) 24 x 17.2 cm (9-3/8 x 6-3/4 inches). Gelatin silver print, half-length. Embossed stamp at bottom, atelier stamp on verso, docketed with name of sitter, date, and number of negative ("viii * ii * 3")

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        Addresses of William A. Pinkerton Before International Chiefs of Police

      Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Gift inscription from 1951 ffep. ; Six pamphlets bound together, very scarce. Includes: Adam Worth (third edition); Train Robberies, Train Robbers and the "Holdup" Men, Nov. 1907; The Yeggman, Aug. 1904; Bank "Sneak" Thieves, Apr. 1906; Forgery, Aug. 1905; Timothy Webster, Nov. 1906. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        Signed letter and document! During the height of McCarthyism, Truman reacts to the request of a Congressional Committee to have access to ?loyalty files?these people are on a fishing expedition and will use unsubstantiated charges...to ruin the individual??

      "Comprises:(1) Typed Letter Signed ?H.S.T.? as President to his Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, one page, 6.75? x 8.75?. The White House, Washington, July 20, 1951. In the form of a Memorandum. Paper clip mark at upper edge. Fine condition.In full, ?Memorandum for: The Secretary of the Treasury. From: The President. I have been looking over a memorandum which you sent me with regard to loyalty files of the International (sic, Internal) Revenue Department for the Congressional Committee investigating the Department. I wish you would give this matter considerable thought and then we will have a conversation about it. I am as sure as I am alive that these people are on a fishing expedition and that they will take occasion to use unsubstantiated charges which, no doubt, appear in these files to discredit not only the Department but to ruin the individual in whose file these things appear. I will be glad to talk with you about it.?(2) Typed Document Signed ?John W. Snyder? as Secretary of the Treasury? and ?Approved / July 30 1951 / Harry S Truman? as President, three pages, 8? x 10.5?, separate sheets. [Washington, D.C.], July 30, 1951. In the form of a Memorandum. Fine condition.In part, ?Reference is made to the memorandum from the Secretary of the Treasury for the President dated July 18, 1951, requesting permission for the Bureau of Internal Revenue to submit reports, files and other material to the Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee on Administration of the Internal Revenue Laws, in response to a request of that Subcommittee.?The request to the President for authority to the Secretary of the Treasury to submit such reports and other material was made pursuant to paragraph 2 of a memorandum, dated August 5, 1948, to the Secretary of the Treasury from Donald S. Dawson, Administrative Assistant, concerning employees in the Executive Branch, which in part states: ?2. No information of any sort relating to the employee?s loyalty, and no investigative data of any type, whether relating to loyalty or other aspects of the individual?s record, shall be included in the material submitted to a Congressional committee.?If there is doubt as to whether a certain document or group of documents should be supplied, the matter should be referred to the White House.? Authority is not requested to submit investigative data referring to loyalty of an employee in the Executive Branch. The Subcommittee requests access to such records in discharge of its responsibilities under House Resolution 78, 82nd Congress ... and also in discharge of its responsibilities under Section 136 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946...?Secretary Snyder tells the President that the Subcommittee asserts ?that the discharge of its responsibilities is being seriously impeded and delayed because of the failure to have access to such information up to date? concerning ?the investigation of field offices in regard to inefficiency, laxness or other breakdown of administration or irregularities of employees ... all cases in which allegations have been made, from any source, of conduct by Bureau employees involving alleged solicitation or acceptance of bribes, improper influence or other similar venality or corruption...?The Subcommittee earnestly requests that so far as concerns the restrictions imposed by paragraph 2 of the memorandum from Mr. Dawson [see above], dated August 5, 1946, there be given a delegation of authority to the Secretary of the Treasury of discretion to comply with such further requests subject to the restriction stated in the memorandum of the Secretary of the Treasury for the President, dated July 18, 1951, as follows: Such submission will not include any material relating to loyalty cases or security risks. The Department will also reserve the right to decline to submit material where such submission would be prejudicial to the Government?s interest...?As stated in the memorandum for the President, dated July 18, 1951, the Department is desirous of cooperating as fully as possible with the Subcommittee, and request is made for permission to submit material of the nature above described to the Subcommittee in executive session.? At the conclusion of this memorandum, President Truman boldly approves Secretary Snyder?s request.On July 29, 1951, Chairman Cecil R. King (Democrat-California) announced that a House Ways and Means subcommittee would open an investigation into charges of corruption in the Bureau of Internal Revenue."

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        INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT. AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS. Signed

      New York: L. Harper & Brothers (1951)., 1951 First American Edition, uncommon First Issue of Clarke's first book. The correct L Harper edition, with the letter 'A' printed below the publisher's name on the title-page and 'A' with an asterix on the half-title. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. A near fine or better copy in blue cloth, dark blue titles to the spine in a very good dustwrapper correctly priced at $2.50 showing light use primarily at the extremities of the spine. Illustrated with frontispiece & 15 full-page plates by Leslie Carr, R A Smith, Frank Tinsley et al.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

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        Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown & Company 1951 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket with some wear to the spine not effecting any lettering. This original dustjacket has some discolorization to the spine. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION for Salinger collectors. We buy Salinger First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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        A Question of Upbringing

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1951 - First published 1951 as stated. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine slightly faded. Tight binding, no labels or writing. Spotting to text block, preliminaries and some text pages. Facsimile dust-jacket.Difficult to find first volume of landmark of 20th C English literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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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