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        The Catcher in The Rye

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        God's Men

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

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Foundation

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

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

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

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        Choix des Plus Belles Roses

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

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        Mixed Feelings: Nineteen Poems

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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        [Photo Album]: Sun Valley, Idaho

      1951-1952. Large oblong quarto. 310 photographic snapshots mounted on blank black pages, all but a few are silver gelatin prints, various sizes, ranging from 2.5" x 2.5" to 7" x 9.5", most are somewhere in between, virtually all are captioned, often in some detail. A few have e0ither fallen from their mounts (but are present), a few pages have been cut away removing the caption and image but there are several additional loose images that might have been in those places. Additionally included are a few commercial postcards, a drawing of the album's compiler (made by a young soldier on a train), a clipping, and a few other relevant small scraps. Overall near fine with nice, well-captioned images. Assembled by a waitress who worked at a resort in the resort city of Sun Valley, Idaho (adjacent to the city of Ketchum) in 1951 and 1952, consisting of a voluminous selection of well-composed images, mostly of young people in their 20s (the compiler looks to be a little older than most of the others, perhaps in her mid-30s) at work, and at play while swimming, rock climbing, spelunking, drinking and barbecuing, consorting with deer, antelope, and sled-dogs, in very deep snow (sometimes as much as 15 feet according to the captions), with snow sculptures, sleighing and tobogganing, camping, and generally having a wonderful time. Perhaps not surprisingly there are a generous selection of skiing photographs, both downhill and cross-country skiing at night, and including many of the young staff skiing in (intentionally) ludicrous costumes. A small but interesting selection are of the girls traveling on a sightseeing excursion to Salt Lake City, Nebraska, and Denver. The compiler seems to have been from Chicago, and laid into the back is a contemporary article in color from the Chicago Sunday Tribune about two of the waitresses who were using the opportunity provided by making successful attempts to become serious competitive skiers.A splendid "slice-of-life" vernacular photograph album with spectacular views and unlike other albums of the time (by tourists) provide interesting and unusual insights into the itinerant lifestyle of young people who worked in resorts in the early 1950s. .

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

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

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        LOS TOROS. Tratado Técnico e Histórico. 12 tomos

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

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        Montage of a Dream Deferred

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

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Bestiaire fabuleux.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Jerusalem. A Facsimile of the Illuminated Book

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

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        Fallet Krukmakaregatan. De försvunna polispapperens gåta.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1951. Originalupplaga. 19,5x13 cm. 62, (1, 1 blank) s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Ouppskuren. Fint ex. Dedikation: "Till Kristina -- med kära hälsningar från tillgivne författaren / Grisslehamn 19 juni -51 / God Midsommar!". [To Kristina ? with dear greetings from the affectionate author / Grisslehamn 19 juni -51 / Good Midsummer!?]. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        The Aesthetic Relevance of Belief.

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

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. The Story of How One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

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

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

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

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        The War Speeches of Winston Churchill Compiled by Charles Eade

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

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        Furtwängler: collection of 12 items [SIGNED]

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

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

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

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        Requiem for a Nun

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

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

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

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        LA FAVOLA DI AMORE E PSICHE Nuovamente tradotta.

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

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        Aramco Scrapbook

      San Francisco, The Azores, Rome, Beirut, Sidon, Dhahran: , 1951-3. Quarto (300 × 255 mm). Two-tone cloth, decorative panel to front board in blind partially coloured in brown and extending to spine, material both tipped and laid in, with several pouches. Damp-staining to spine, surface-splitting to inner hinge, leaves and material with occasional staining from adhesive and the odd fold or tear as expected, a few pouches loose. Withal a bright and fresh document. A unique scrapbook containing over 100 documents, telling the story of the application and appointment of San Francisco-based engineer Harold D. Vance to the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco), his journey via Europe and the Levant to Saudi Arabia, his training, and his early days at the Aramco headquarters in Dhahran. Incorporating original photographs, newspaper clippings, a range of personal and business correspondence, rare Aramco staff publications and maps, in addition to an eclectic mix of ephemera (in particular tickets and stamped envelopes, several with explanatory annotations by Vance), this scrapbook charts Vance's personal involvement with Aramco at a highly significant moment in the history of the company and in modern geopolitics. In 1933, a year after becoming the first ruler of a united Saudi Arabia, Ibn Saud signed an agreement with Standard Oil of California to allow them to begin searching for oil; they finally struck significant reserves in 1938 and in 1944 changed their name to the Arabian-American Oil Company (Aramco). On discovering the discrepancy between the taxes Aramco paid to the US government and the royalties it paid to his own, Ibn Saud successfully negotiated a 50% share of Aramco revenues, threatening to otherwise nationalise his country's oil: an ultimatum mirrored by contemporary developments in Iran and Venezuela and certainly informing Nasser's decision to nationalise the Suez Canal in 1956. Prior to his appointment, Vance served in the US Army during 1940-46, then for the Edward R Bacon Company in San Francisco during 1946-52, with a break from 1951 to 1952, during which he saw active duty in the US Navy in Korean waters. Items include: Aramco. "Saudi Arabia", revised edition (San Francisco, February 1949). Duodecimo (170 × 120 mm), original staple-bound printed wraps, full-page sketch map of the Arabian Peninsula, similar double-page world map showing time differences from San Francisco. Transworld Management Corporation ink-stamp to the front panel (suggesting that Vance acquired this directly from them during his selection process). Rare precursor to the more lavishly produced and detailed employee handbooks by Roy Lebkicher that appeared from 1950. "Designed to give American employees entering foreign service some knowledge of both working conditions and living conditions with this Company in Saudi Arabia"; provides information on Aramco centres of operation, Saudi culture and restrictions as well as working conditions and requirements. Two similar Aramco booklets concerning retirement planning and life insurance (each in duplicate), both fine condition and the former in attractive green wraps with several vignette illustrations in green to the text. Several letters and memoranda from Aramco concerning terms of employment abroad, employee benefits and so on, serving to contextualise the selection of booklets. A typical letter outlines the items considered contraband in Saudi Arabia, which range from "All human or animal images (Company employees are allowed to import dolls upon payment of 30% Advalorem Duty)" to "Amcer electric refrigerators". A photographic pamphlet giving an overview of the Aramco training centre in Sidon, Lebanon, which closed in 1958 owing to intense civil strife. Employees generally received four to six weeks of training in Sidon, involving language instruction, orientation and supervisory training, before moving on to Saudi Arabia. A ticket for a Hallowe'en dance with a prize for the best costume suggests that Aramco made special efforts to make their workers feel at home even in the training stage. Folding schematic map of Dhahran from 1953 (opening to 280 × 280 mm), with six photographs printed on verso illustrating Aramco's efforts to make the area as familiar as possible for its American employees: by this time, the town apparently boasted such amenities as a theatre and tennis courts. The rapid growth of Dhahran is further documented by several cuttings probably excised from the official Aramco publication "The Sun and Flare", notably an article from 1953 with a photographic account of Dhahran in 1936, a "pretty desolate" collection of bunkhouses standing in contrast to the double-page photographic spread depicting the wide tree-lined boulevards that soon appeared and made it "difficult for a visitor to imagine that he is 8,000 miles from the nearest American suburban community". This sustained effort to recreate a particular kind of lifestyle in the Arabian desert is also attested by a newspaper cutting announcing a meeting of Abqaiq Womens Group [sic], who are meeting to discuss Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" and the diary of Anne Frank, and in particularly pleasing fashion by two attractively printed Christmas menus for Dhahran senior staff. Apparently, though, this veneer of comfort and respectability could prove just as illusory in a Saudi context as an American one: Vance has also kept a typed list enumerating the qualities of "The typical Aramco man", who "Mixes one batch of Martinis per day", "Has one nervous breakdown (only one allowed per contract)" and is "Allowed one divorce per contract, if necessary".

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        I CENTO LIBRI LONGANESI

      Milano, Longanesi, 1951-1988 In-16 gr., p. pelle edit., custodia, con tavole e illustrazioni in b.n. e a colori. Offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" (in 60 numeri). La raccolta è composta da 53 opere in 61 tomi, fra cui : Von Ranke, "Il Papato da Sisto IV a Pio IX" (n. 17, in 2 voll.) - Tolstoj, "Le Lettere", 2 voll. (nn. 44 e 45) - Valesio, "Diario di Roma", 6 voll. (nn. 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 e 51) - Piccolomini, "I commentari", 2 voll. (nn. 54 e 55). Le tematiche spaziano dalla letteratura ai viaggi, dal resoconto storico alle biografie di personaggi eccellenti. Il primo volume, pubblicato nel 1951, è "La Prima Europa" di Delisle Burns e l?'ultimo, il n. 60 - pubblicato nel 1988 - è "Alla corte di cinque Papi" di Giovanni Burcardo. Edizione di 1200 esemplari numerati, su carta India, in ottimo stato.

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        LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Slight sunning to the spine of both book and dustwrapper which is a little darkened there and on the rear panel. Easily Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Author's first book.

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        The Country Girl *******FROM THE LIBRARY OF ARTHUR A. JACOBSON***

      Viking Press 1951 - GOOD/FAIR; FIRST EDITION; FROM THE LIBRARY OF ARTHUR A. JACOBSON DURING THE FILMING OF "THE COUNTRY GIRL" AT PARAMOUNT STUDIOS IN 1952; ARTHUR JACOBSON WAS THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCER OF THE FILM; HIS ADDRESS LABEL IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE; the flysheet is missing; there are signatures on the front page (see photos) and printing on the dedication page (see photos); SOLD AS IS; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MASSIVE ARCHIVE OF OVER 1550 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, MAINLY IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT, 1892 - 1951].

      [Mainly Waterbury, Ct. 1892-1951]. - Approximately 1550 sepia-toned or black-and-white photographs, most between 2 x 4 inches and 4 x 6 inches, a handful slightly smaller, some slightly larger, a handful of panoramas, and with about ten examples 8 x 10 inches. One cloth photograph album, two paperbound photo albums, numerous loose album pages, and the remainder of approximately 950 photographs loose. Some slightly faded, minor edge wear, a handful unevenly trimmed, almost all of the loose photos previously mounted, with adhesive and paper remnants on verso. A handsome and engaging assemblage. An amazing collection of vernacular photography, most detailing public works projects in Connecticut from the late 1920s through the 1940s. The earliest of the photos are housed in the cloth photo album, and date from 1892- 94, showing the construction of the Washington Avenue bridge and sewer system in Waterbury, Ct. and the construction of the Bethany Dam. In fact, the lion's share of the photos in the present archive come from Waterbury, Bethany, or other townships in Litchfield and New Haven counties. The majority of the images in the album focus on the Bethany Dam project, with additional shots of houses and other buildings presumably near the site, perhaps structures now lost in the wake of the dam's construction. Other photos show construction of a pipeline and a small pedestrian bridge. The next important series of photos, several hundred of them in fact, focus on the construction of the Shepaug Dam, which the city of Waterbury completed in 1933 to divert water from the Shepaug River to Waterbury city reservoirs. Over a third of the total number of photographs in the archive concern either the Shepaug or Bantam rivers, most with manuscript captions on the verso. Most of these photos show the construction of the dam, the Shepaug River Bridge, or the Bantam River or Morris, Ct. syphon tunnels. These photos date from about 1919 to the mid- 1930s, concentrated mostly around the late '20s and early '30s, when most of the construction was accomplished. There are also numerous photos of the power station and other related buildings around the construction site. The majority of the remainder of the archive shows road, bridge, and waterway construction from all around the Waterbury area, including a great many photos showing downtown Waterbury, and with numerous images of the construction or paving of roads like Watertown Avenue, Alder Street, Baldwin Street, or Lovers Lane near the Mad River Bridge, as well as the Shepaug River Bridge, the Bank Street Bridge, Turkey Hill Bridge, Sheffield Street Bridge, and the Silver Street Bridge over the Mad River. There is a striking juxtaposition of two photos in one of the paperbound albums, showing the South Main Street Bridge as it was in 1929 and as it was renewed in 1940, both shots taken from practically the same vantage point. The snapshots highlight the difference in bridge construction styles, the older showing the traditional trestle system common in the 19th century and then the sleeker, modern box girder style. There are a couple dozen images marking the period between the two bridges, showing the dismantling of the old and the rising of the new. The other paperbound album spotlights Chase Park, the Chase Parkway, and a bridge built over Sled Haul Brook. The images date from 1927-38, and reveal a landscape transformed from a rural park area to a modern parkway, complete with a brand new bridge. This series of about 100 photographs is particularly interesting for its depiction of the march of progress through a particularly scenic rural Connecticut area. Another series of over seventy photographs shows the construction of a pipeline along Great Brook in Waterbury from 1919-35. The photographs follow Great Brook at the Naugatuck River from South Main Street, along Elm Street, Meadow Street, and Brook Street to North Main Street. This selection of photographs, more than any other in the archive, shows people at work on the proj

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        THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY) FOUNDATION [with] FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE [with] SECOND FOUNDATION

      Gnome Press Publishers, later Gnome Press, Inc. [1951-1953], New York - Octavo, first volume bound in cloth, others in boards. The second and third voumes are inscribed (to Bruce) by Asimov on the title page. The first three volumes of the Foundation series, awarded a special Hugo in 1966 for best all-time series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 819-31. Very good books in very good dust jackets. FOUNDATION: Some age toning to edges of text block a very good to nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with shelfwear and rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, some stress crease to spine panel, some black ink touch ups to spine ends; FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE: Previous owner's genre bookplate to front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with light shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips, some color fade to the spine panel; SECOND FOUNDATION: Previous owner's genre bookplate to front free endpaper, some rubbing to board edges, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with light shelf wear to corner tips and spine ends, a small sliver of loss to head of spine panel, a little color fade to spine panel. First edition, first printings, bindings, and dust jackets where required [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First edition (so stated), first issue with back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi and "$3.00" on the front flap. Octavo. Original black cloth stamped in gilt. Dust jacket designed by Michael Mitchell (unclipped; tiny chips to head and tail of spine and to corners; few small chips; front flap detached at fold). Very good. 277 pages. Enclosed in a red and black leather drop box. No signatures or bookplates.

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        Première anthologie vivante de la poésie du passé

      Original edition on the current paper.Precious autograph signed by the author, on the first volume, Raymond Queneau: "... this book that rejuvenates us ..." Pierre Seghers Paris 1951 14x19,5cm 2 volumes brochés

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        I CENTO LIBRI LONGANESI.

      Longanesi 1951-1988 In - 16 gr., p. pelle edit., custodia, con tavole e illustrazioni in b.n. e a colori. Offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" (in 60 numeri). La raccolta è composta da 53 opere in 61 tomi, fra cui : Von Ranke, "Il Papato da Sisto IV a Pio IX" (n. 17, in 2 voll.) - Tolstoj, "Le Lettere", 2 voll. (nn. 44 e 45) - Valesio, "Diario di Roma", 6 voll. (nn. 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 e 51) - Piccolomini, "I commentari", 2 voll. (nn. 54 e 55). Le tematiche spaziano dalla letteratura ai viaggi, dal resoconto storico alle biografie di personaggi eccellenti. Il primo volume, pubblicato nel 1951, è "La Prima Europa" di Delisle Burns e l?ultimo, il n. 60 - pubblicato nel 1988 - è "Alla corte di cinque Papi" di Giovanni Burcardo. Edizione di 1200 esemplari numerati, su carta India, in ottimo stato.

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        Le Satyricon by T. Petronius Arbiter

      Np, Paris 1951 - 291 pages. Folio, 45 x 35 cm. Copy 161 of a total edition of 280 copies. 33 engraved plates and numerous woodcut vingettes. Engravings were printed by Georges Leblanc on the presses of Marthe Fecquet and Pierre Baudier. The woodblock text ornaments by Paul Baudier after designs by Derain. Ambrose Vollard commissioned this project in the 1930's, the latter's death and World War II prevented completion until 1951. An early member of the Fauve group, and the Cubist movement, Derain participated in the elaboration of Cubism, but refused to adhere to the movement, turning toward study of the Old Masters. As Douglas Cooper states [see: THE CUBIST EPOCH p.68], "Derain understood the full purport of all that Braque and Picasso were attempting to do (in their Cubist period). But in his own work he followed another line of development." THE ARTIST & THE BOOK IN FRANCE p.330. Loose as issued in unsewn sheets in cream wrappers. Slight toning to portfolio vellum. Orig. quarter vellum and illustrated cream portfolio, vellum backed. Near fine in very good slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society.

      Oxford, University Press, 1951-2013.. 3. Serie Bände 1-107 in 110 Bänden und 6 Heften.. ISSN: 0024-6115. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild.

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        Le Satyricon by T. Petronius Arbiter

      Paris: Np, 1951. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. quarter vellum and illustrated cream portfolio, vellum backed. Near fine in very good slipcase. 291 pages. Folio, 45 x 35 cm. Copy 161 of a total edition of 280 copies. 33 engraved plates and numerous woodcut vingettes. Engravings were printed by Georges Leblanc on the presses of Marthe Fecquet and Pierre Baudier. The woodblock text ornaments by Paul Baudier after designs by Derain. Ambrose Vollard commissioned this project in the 1930's, the latter's death and World War II prevented completion until 1951. An early member of the Fauve group, and the Cubist movement, Derain participated in the elaboration of Cubism, but refused to adhere to the movement, turning toward study of the Old Masters. As Douglas Cooper states [see: THE CUBIST EPOCH p.68], "Derain understood the full purport of all that Braque and Picasso were attempting to do (in their Cubist period). But in his own work he followed another line of development." THE ARTIST & THE BOOK IN FRANCE p.330. Loose as issued in unsewn sheets in cream wrappers. Slight toning to portfolio vellum.

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        The Puppet Masters

      New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1951. Octavo. Original pale green boards, titles to spine red. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, spine ends lightly bumped; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with some creasing and short closed tear to head of front panel and foot of spine, with tape repair to verso. First edition, first printing.

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        The Country Girl: A Play in Three Acts

      New York: The Viking Press. 1951. First. First edition. Boards moderately soiled, very good or better in a near very good, spine-faded dustwrapper with several internal repairs. Signed by the author in pencil on the title page: "My love, Cliff." Basis for the George Seaton film with Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, and William Holden. It was one of Bing's best performances, and both Kelly and Seaton (for his screenplay) won Oscars. Later remade for television with Faye Dunaway, Ken Howard, and Dick Van Dyke. Very scarce signed. .

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        I Rise in Flames, Cried the Phoenix. A Play about D.H. Lawrence. With a Note by Frieda Lawrence

      A New Directions Book, [New York] 1951 - Crandell A11.I.b Grey cloth and paste paper boards, lacking slipcase. Very faint dampstain to top margin Printed at the Cummington Press. 1 vols. 4to First edition, one of 310 copies, signed by Williams [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix: A Play About D H Lawrence

      New York: New Directions. (1951). First. First edition. Fine in not quite very good slipcase with small tape repairs. Copy number 296 of 310 numbered copies Signed by the author. .

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        The Mills of the Kavanaughs

      NY: Harcourt Brace. (1951). Lowell's third collection of poetry; his second collection, Lord Weary's Castle, won the Pulitzer Prize, and Lowell subsequently became the Poet Laureate of the U.S. He went on to win another Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. He taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop and later at Boston University where Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton were among his students. In the 1960s he was considered the most important and influential poet of his generation, particularly on the confessional poetry movement. This copy is inscribed by the author to a college classmate and his wife: "For Edgar & Janice [McGuire] with my usual great crisis of mind -- and end of an evening." With the recipient's bookplate just below the inscription. A nice, apparently contemporary, inscription in one of Lowell's early books. A near fine copy in a near fine, slightly spine-faded dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Day of the Triffids

      UK: Michael Joseph. London, Michael Joseph, 1951. Hardback first edition and first impression. Very good condition. Spine tips a little bumped and rubbed, seller's stamp to front endpaper. Jacket is a little chipped to the spine tips, and nicked to the corners. A couple of short tears to the spine too, and one longer one to the front. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1951.

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        French Country Cooking

      London: Macdonald,, 1951. Decorated by John Minton. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on brown ground. With the John Minton dust jacket. Frontispiece, vignette title and illustrations throughout by John Minton. Board edges a little toned, minor foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the unclipped, rubbed jacket that has some loss to spine ends, shallow chip to head of front panel, and a few nicks to extremities. First edition of the author's landmark second book, written whilst rationing was still in force. A beautiful copy and uncommon in such nice condition. David (1913?-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognised for her profound influence on British culinary culture.

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