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        Stanzas in Love with Life and August. Unique presentation copy, personally illustrated with three pen drawings (original drawing) and two calligraphic poems - all executed by Fernando Zobel de Ayala y Montojo.

      [Cambridge, Mass.], Department of Printing and Graphic Arts at Harvard University, 1951.. 8°. 24 unnumbered pages. Beautiful green Maroquin in slipcase. Original wrappers included. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed and signed by the artist Fernando Zobel de Ayala in 1965.. Calligraphic Impressum by Fernando Zobel: "This presentation copy for the author was illustrated by Fernando Zobel with pen drawings and was bound by Franz Recht in Madrid, May 1965". Fernando Zobel de Ayala y Montojo (August 27, 1924 - June 2, 1984), also known as Fernando M. Zobel, was a Spanish Filipino painter, businessman, art collector and museum founder. Zobel was born in Ermita, Manila in the Philippines to Enrique Zobel de Ayala (1877-1943) and Fermina Montojo y Torrontegui and was a member of the prominent Zobel de Ayala family. He was a brother of Jacobo Zobel (father of Enrique J. Zobel), Alfonso (father of Jaime Zobel de Ayala) and Mercedes Zobel McMicking, all children of his father from his first wife, Consuelo Roxas de Ayala (who died in September 25, 1907 at the age of 30). He was a nephew and namesake of Fernando Antonio Zobel de Ayala, the eldest brother of his father. His father was a patron of Fernando Amorsolo. In gratitude, Amorsolo would teach the young Fernando on the rudiments of art. Zobel took up medical studies at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. In 1942, he had spinal deficiency that forced him to become bedridden that year. To pass the time, he took up sketching. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas and then left for Harvard University in 1946 to take up degrees in history and literature. He graduated in three years and wrote a thesis on the Federico Garcia Lorca play "The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden." Zobel started painting without formal training while in Harvard. In the fall of 1946 he met Jim Pfeufer and his wife Reed Champion Pfeufer. Reed was a painter who was loosely connected with the Boston School, and she became a mentor to the young artist. Zobel graduated in 1949 as magna cum laude. After finishing his bachelor's degree he briefly returned to Harvard to study law, and then worked as a curator at the Houghton Library. Zobel's paintings from this era were representational, and often had an aspect of caricature. Zobel returned to the Philippines and became friends with contemporary Filipino modernist artists. As such, he collected modernist works and set up exhibits for them to be shown and noticed since modernist art was largely unappreciated. His first one man exhibition was held at the Philippine Art Gallery in 1953. In 1954, he left Manila for six months, had a show at the Swetzoff Gallery in Boston and enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design where he saw an exhibition by Mark Rothko. Rothko's paintings made an impression on Zobel that increased his interest in painting abstractly. When he returned to Manila, Zobel started in having interest in Chinese and Japanese art and took up calligraphy classes until 1960. During this time, he joined the faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University and later was given an honorary doctorate and was made honorary director of the Ateneo Art Gallery for his contribution in education and as patron of the arts. To make a name for himself as a full-time painter, he later resigned from his position in the Ayala Corporation and moved to Spain. Zobel is best known for his first artwork series called the Saetas. Named after the liturgical song sung in Holy Week in Spain, they were developed for the most part in the Philippines. Zobel faced the technical problem of how to achieve the lines that his theme required, lines that were, in his own words, "long, fine, and controlled." The artist's use of a surgical syringe to eject fine lines of paint was a hallmark of this series. After the Saetas, Zobel began a series called Serie Negra or Series in Black influenced by Chinese Calligraphy. The Serie Negra was started in 1959 in Madrid and continued for four years. He founded the Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol at Casa Colgadas in the town of Cuenca, Spain in 1963. The museum was expanded in 1978, and in 1980 Zobel donated its collection to the Fundacion Juan March, which then incorporated it into its own collection. Zobel was a mentor and collector who aided the careers of Spanish modernist painters including Antonio Lorenzo, Eusebio Sempere, Martin Chirino Lopez, Antonio Saura and many others. In the late 60s and early 70s, Zobel was working on a series of paintings called Dialogos that were his abstracted variations on paintings he admired in museums. He also made a series of paintings inspired by Cuenca's River Jucar. After suffering a stroke that left him slightly impaired, he created a series called "Las Orillas" that elaborated on the theme of rivers. In 1983, King Juan Carlos of Spain bestowed upon Zobel the Medalla de Oro al Merito en las Bellas Artes. Zobel died of a heart attack in Rome, Italy on June 2, 1984. In 2003, a retrospective traveling exhibit in honor of Zobel were held in Cuenca and Seville. On May 21, 2006, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit by the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for his contributions in the arts. On May 24, 2008, Zobel's work titled Noche Clara was sold at Christie's in Hong Kong was sold for PHP 6,000,000, making it the most expensive Philippine artwork. (Wikipedia)

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        The Art and Technique of Color Photography. A Treasury of Color Photographs by the Staff Photographers of Vogue, House & Garden, Glamour and others. Introduction by Aline B. Louchheim.

      . New York: Simon and Schuster 1951. Richly illustr. in black/white and colour. 4to. XIV + 225 pp. Publisher's halfcloth. * With photographs by Balkin, Beaton, Blumnefeld, Cassidy, Coffin, and many others..

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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House,, [1951]. Octavo. Original green and black cloth lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket only lightly sunned. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. A sequel to Sanctuary (1931) and written as a play with prose parts preceding each act. The striking dust jacket design is by E. McKnight Kauffer.

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        Portfolio: The Annual of the Graphic Arts. Vol. I, no. 3

      Cincinnati, Ohio: Zebra Press, 1951 - Vol. 3, the last published, includes features on Ben Shahn, Stereoscopy (w/ 3D glasses), Henri Cartier-Bresson, and calligraphy and French marbled paper (w/ tipped-in examples of each) Folio. Lavishly illustrated in color and black and white, with various paper stocks and inserts, 3-D glasses included. Some loss to french fold dust jacket at spine. Internally fine. Heller, MERZ TO EMIGRE, pp. 134-9 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Introduzione allo studio dell'entomologia.

      Edizioni Agricole,, Bologna, 1951 - Due volumi di cm. 28,5, pp. xxiii (1) 950; xvi (2) 1332. Con molte centinaia di illustrazioni nel testo. Solida ed elegante legatura editoriale in piena tela con titoli in oro impressi a piatti e dorsi. Minime fioriture, esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera di assoluto riferimento in materia. Così suddivisa: volume I, "Organizzazione - Sviluppo - Vita Apterigoti ed Esopterigoti"; volume II, "Endopterigoti". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 ... (Truncated)

      Macdonald, London 1951-1969, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st EditionFull Book Title: 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 waA first edition set of Williamson's celebrated semi-autobiographical sequence of fifteen novels which explore the fortunes of one family during the first half of the twentieth century. Original publisher?s cloth. Several top edges lightly spotted and dust marked, with just a hint of partial browning to the endpapers of two volumes. Former owner gift inscription neatly inked to the front endpaper of one volume, and former owner details inked to the front pastedown of another. A lovely crisp set in the original James Broom-Lynne-designed dust wrappers, two of which are price clipped, and several of which exhibit a few nicks, chips and tears although there is no significant loss to any. A very nice example of an increasingly scarce set - a Burgess Ninety-Nine.

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        Alice in Wonderland. A Punchout Book.

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

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        Principles and Problems of Theory Construction in Psychology

      Stapled Paper - which circulated between Feigls colleagues and fellow philosophers. This paper attached with a note from Georg (Berry) to Henry (Aiken): "This is the Feigl paper I mentioned. Since this is my only copy, could i have it back eventually - no hurry. George" - Handwritten information: "Published in Current Trends in Psychological Theory - University of Pittsburgh Press, 1951. From the library of Henry David Aiken.. [1951]. 4°. 21 pages. Stapled Paper - which circulated between Feigls colleagues and fellow philosophers. This paper attached with a note from Georg (Berry) to Henry (Aiken): "This is the Feigl paper I mentioned. Since this is my only copy, could i have it back eventually - no hurry. George" - Handwritten information: "Published in Current Trends in Psychological Theory - University of Pittsburgh Press, 1951. From the library of Henry David Aiken. Herbert Feigl (December 14, 1902 ?- June 1, 1988) was an Austrian philosopher and a member of the Vienna Circle. The son of a weaver, Feigl was born in Reichenberg (Liberec), Bohemia, and matriculated at the University of Vienna in 1922. He studied physics and philosophy under Moritz Schlick, the founder of the Vienna Circle, and received his doctorate in 1927 for the essay "Chance and Law: An Epistemological Analysis of the Roles of Probability and Induction in the Natural Sciences." He published his first book, Theory and Experience in Physics, in 1929. He became an active member in the Vienna Circle during this time: he was one of the few Circle members (along with Schlick and Friedrich Waismann) to have extensive conversations with Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper. In 1930, on an International Rockefeller Scholarship at Harvard University, Feigl met the physicist Percy Williams Bridgman, the philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine, and the psychologist Stanley Smith Stevens, all of whom he saw as kindred spirits. In a 1931 paper with Albert Blumberg, "Logical Positivism: A New European Movement," he argued for logical positivism to be re-named "logical empiricism" based upon certain realist differences between contemporary philosophy of science and the older positivist movement. In 1931, Feigl married Maria Kaspar and emigrated with her to the United States, settling in Iowa to take up a position in the philosophy department at the University of Iowa. His son, Eric Otto, was born in 1933. In 1940, he accepted a position as professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota, where he remained for 31 years. His close professional and personal relationship with Wilfrid Sellars produced many different collaborative projects, including the textbook Readings in Philosophical Analysis and the journal Philosophical Studies, which he and Sellars founded in 1949. In 1953, with a grant from the Hill Foundation, he established the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. He was appointed Regents Professor of the University of Minnesota in 1967. He believed that empiricism is the only adequate philosophy for experimental science. Though he became a philosopher instead of a chemist, he never lost the perspective, and the scientific commonsense, of a practical scientist. He was, in the paradigmatic sense, a philosopher of science. Feigl retired in 1971 and died of cancer on June 1, 1988 in Minneapolis. (Wikipedia)

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        Donna al telaio

      1951 1951 - Litografia a colori (due bruni, ocra e verde), mm.485x346. Timbro a secco dell'Editore Guilde Internationale de la Gravure. Es. 199/200, firmato in basso a sinistra 'Campigli'.

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        The Day Of The Triffids

      Michael Joseph London 1951 - This is a superb fine binding first edition. Leather spine, wraparound and corner pieces in dark green, with a matching green buckram. The rebind is heirloom quality. Cream end papers. Five raised spine bands. Gilt titling. A beautiful craftsman made example of book binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mythologie de crève-coeur

      Imp. Almadinah 1951 - - Imp. Almadinah, Port-Louis 1951, 15x21cm, broché. - Édition originale imprimée à 100 exemplaires. Envoi de l'auteur à Robert Kanters. Une trace de pliure transversale sur le premier plat s'amenuisant au fil des pages suivantes, sinon agréable exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        HOPALONG CASSIDY AND THE TRAIL TO SEVEN PINES

      New York: Doubleday & Company. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1951. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ to Very Good++ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one small rubbed and bumped spot to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some toning to the front endpapers and the top edge of the text block has foxing and toning. The dust jacket has some edge wear, nicking and rubbing, especially to the spine joints. There is some light sunning / fading to the spine of the dust jacket. and there is one smallish semi-closed edge tear to the bottom rear edge. The rear cover of the dust jacket has a couple of small spots of foxing as well. The dust jacket features the likeness of William Boyd who portrayed Hopalong Cassidy on both the big and little screens (along with radio). This book, along with three others were written by Louis L'Amour under the pseudonym Tex Burns -- while L'Amour refused to acknowledge authorship of this group of books, he couldn't get away from the fans who saw through the pseudonym to the quality writing that drove the books. These pseudonymous books were the first four hardback novels published by L'Amour. .

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        Florentine Codex: General History of the Things of New Spain

      Santa Fe: The School of American Research and The University of Utah. 1951-1963. First. Limited edition, this is one of a thousand copies. Quartos. Incomplete set containing nine books of 10 volumes. Lacking volumes one, six and thirteen. Salmon cloth, brown stamped letters on front boards and spines. Light dampstain on front boards of volumes two and three, page fine edges lightly foxed, else still very good. Volumes present are: Book 2: The Ceremonies, Book 3: The Origins of the Gods, Books 4 and 5: The Soothsayers and The Omens, Book 7: The Sun, Moon, and Stars, and the Binding of the Years, Book 8: Kings and Lords, Book 9: The Merchants, Book 10: The People, Book 11: Earthly Things, and Book 12: The Conquest of Mexico. Foreword laid in volumes four and five. "Monographs of The School of American Research: Number 14, Parts 3-6, 8-13." .

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        Ginger Pye.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1951 - Octavo. Original yellow and blue cloth boards. With the dust jacket. 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. Black and white illustrations throughout by the author. 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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        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. .

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.:

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown & Company, Boston 1951 - First Edition, First issue dustjacket with $3.00 price present, and the author's picture on the back cover. An attractive dustjacket that has some light wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in the publisher's black cloth. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor discoloration to the endpapers. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway.

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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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