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        Entscheidungen des Bundesgerichtshofes - Zivilsachen (BGHZ), von Band 1 (1951) bis Band 184 (2010) OHNE DIE BÄNDE 162 + 163!!, ansonsten komplett = 182 Bände +++ und Gereralregister zu Band 1 bis Band 180, komplett = 18 Bände

      Heymanns, Carl 1951 bis 2010, Köln - Enthalten sind die Bände 1 bis 161 und 164 bis 184 = 182 Bände sowie die Generalregisterbände zu den Bänden 1 bis 180 = 18 Bände Graugrün mellierte Hardcovereinbände mit schwarzen Lederrücken und Lederecken. Zustand: Das Papier der Bände 1 bis etwa 50 ist anfangs mehr, später immer weniger nachgedunkelt, Die Bände 1 bis 21 weisen vereinzelt leichte Gebrauchsspuren oder verblaßte Buchrücken auf. Absonsten sind die Bücher in sehr gutem Zustand, etwa ab Band 80 annähernd wie neu ( etliche Bände sind noch in der Folie). Das Gleiche gilt auch für die Registerbände: Das Papier der Bände zu 1 bis 50 ist anfangs mehr, später immer weniger nachgedunkelt, der Generalregisterband 1-10 weist leichte Gebrauchsspuren und einen verblaßten Buchrücken auf. Absonsten sind die Bücher in sehr gutem Zustand, etwa ab Band 81-90 annähernd wie neu . In deutscher Sprache. pages. 215mm x145 mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMPANION INTO SOMERSET

      METHUEN 1951 - B001QW3JS6 Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: METHUEN ---Date: 1951 ---Edition: ---Pages: 246 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: Good ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the dust jacket is unclipped and comes with a protective plastic cover over it, the only flaws are a couple of minor scuffs to the dust jacket and a name written on the front endpaper. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B001QW3JS6

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        FAUST.

      Daragnes - Bibliophiles De Provence 1951 - In-4 carré ( 335 X 260 mm ), plein maroquin bleu nuit, dos lisse titré "à la chinoise" de lettres mosaïquées de maroquin sable, tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé ( Reliure signée de G. BONTAZ ). 7 vignettes en noir dans le texte, 13 planches dont 1 frontispice en couleurs hors-texte de Jean-Gabriel DARAGNES. Traduction et notes de Gérard de NERVAL, texte précédé d'un "Hommage à Jean-Gabriel DARAGNES" par Pierre MAC ORLAN. Tirage à 205 exemplaires sur Rives exemplaire nominatif ( N°107 ) enrichi d'une suite des gravures de J.-G. DARAGNES, sur Malacca ( 21 planches hors-texte ). Cet ouvrage est le treizième édité par les Bibliophiles de Provence. Très bel exemplaire très bien relié. Littérature,Illustré-Moderne,Gravure,Reliure [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Introduzione allo studio dell'entomologia

      Edizioni Agricole, 1951. Vol. I: Organizzazione. Sviluppo. Vita. Apterigoti ed esopterigoti; Vol. II: Endopterigoti - in 4° - pp.XXIII + 950; XVI + 1332 - Tela con titolo in oro al dorso ed al piatto superiore - Due volumi - Illustrazioni in b/n nel testo - Rari segni a matita in pochissime pagine e a matita colorata a p. 69 del II vol.

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        That Toddlin' Town! A Rowdy Burlesque of Chicago Manners and Morals

      Chi Publishers, Chicago 1951 - Fully signed by Hefner on the inside front cover, with a caricature in ink of Hefner with his profile with a cigarette & the head of a young man."Although his own comics-making career never fully panned out, his early aspirations shaped him: He later knew he wanted his magazine to carry some of the biggest names in cartoons. Al Jaffee. Jules Feiffer. Shel Silverstein. Arnold Roth. "Plastic Man" creator Jack Cole. Those are just a few of the legends who drew for the then-dewy Playboy magazine. "Hugh Hefner was as devoted to cartoonists as he was to the centerfold," "The Simpsons" director-producer David Silverman tells The Washington Post's Comic Riffs." (Cavna, Michael. "Hugh Hefner dreamed of being a cartoonist. Instead, he changed the market for top comic artists", Washington Post, September 28, 2017. 8vo, 60pp of cartoons by Hefner. There is a printed dedication; "Dedicated to a wife named Millie, my soul mate and sole support." This refers to his first marriage to Mildred ("Millie") Williams, whom he divorced in 1959. Red, black and white pictorial wraps, staple bound. Covers a little marked, staples rusted but pages tight. The blank lasst page of the book adhered to the inside back cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        [HISTORY OF SOVIET CINEMA] Ocherki po istorii sovetskogo kino: Rabochaya programma [i.e. Essays on the History of Soviet Cinema: Work Program]

      Moscow: Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, 1951. 180 pp. 19,5x13 cm. In original wrappers. Very good, tears and loss of small fragments of the spine. First and only edition. One of 850. Very rare. Classified as manuscript with mark on the cover and title page. This book was produced in a limited edition for distribution among a narrow circle of people with a view to preliminary acquaintance with its text. The book follows the history of Soviet films starting in 1896 up to 1950. It was compiled by researchers of Institute of Art History of Academy of Sciences: N.A. Lebedev, G.P. Chakhirian, I.L. Dolinsky, R.N. Yurenev, V.R. Shcherbina, E.M. Smirnov, S.S. Ginzburg. With a telegram from director of the Institute I.E. Grabar' and deputy of the minister of cinematography of USSR V. Pereslavtsev. addressed to someone by the name Rodionov inviting him to participate in conference dedicated to discussion of this work program. The copy of this book was sent to him with the telegram.

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        HISTORY OF SOVIET CINEMA] Ocherki po istorii sovetskogo kino: Rabochaya programma [i.e. Essays on the History of Soviet Cinema: Work Program]

      Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moscow 1951 - 180 pp. 19,5x13 cm. In original wrappers. Very good, tears and loss of small fragments of the spine. First and only edition. One of 850. Very rare. Classified as manuscript with mark on the cover and title page. This book was produced in a limited edition for distribution among a narrow circle of people with a view to preliminary acquaintance with its text. The book follows the history of Soviet films starting in 1896 up to 1950. It was compiled by researchers of Institute of Art History of Academy of Sciences: N.A. Lebedev, G.P. Chakhirian, I.L. Dolinsky, R.N. Yurenev, V.R. Shcherbina, E.M. Smirnov, S.S. Ginzburg. With a telegram from director of the Institute I.E. Grabar' and deputy of the minister of cinematography of USSR V. Pereslavtsev. addressed to someone by the name Rodionov inviting him to participate in conference dedicated to discussion of this work program. The copy of this book was sent to him with the telegram. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eleanor Roosevelt Defends Universal Military Training – and 18 year-old Voting Rights

      Hyde Park, New York 1951 - Typed Letter Signed, to Flora E. Shirah, February 27, 1951. 2 pp., 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. "I suppose you can say that anything which is obligatory is in some degree similar to communism or fascism. The only difference here is that we the people, are consulted and it is our representatives through whom we speak. I think you are a trifle emotional when you call 18 year old men, children. I think they should be allowed to vote. Of course there are inequalities and injustices in any big undertaking.""I am sorry if you feel that you can not trust your government. You can not expect always to have one man who will carry the burdens of the whole democracy and express their thinking for them. Now we have to do it for ourselves.""We are not alone in Korea, many nations are represented . but we have to bear the brunt . because we were spared during the last war from war in our own country and therefore today we are the strongest nation in the world.""A mothers' rebellion would certainly be a novel and interesting undertaking because there would be a division even among the mothers. I do not know, nor could I tell you exactly how you could find out how many men in Congress have eighteen year old sons but I am sure there are a great many who have."A rich and fascinating letter by one of the twentieth century's most powerful first ladies. Complete TranscriptVal-Kill Cottage / Hyde Park, Dutchess County / New York February 27, 1951Dear Mrs. Shirah:The Universal Military Training Bill which is now being considered will mean that eighteen year olds will enter Universal Military Training because most boys will be finishing their high school and there will be less upset if they do their military service then whether they are going to work or whether they are going to college.If they are college material they will probably be sent for college training since great care will be taken not to deplete our essential leadership either for skilled people in medicine, engineering, etc.I do not attribute the motives that you do to our representatives. We have delayed in accepting Universal Military Training until we accepted the fact that we were going to have for a number of years, a situation in which we would have to be constantly prepared unless the USSR was to feel free to attack us. Since that is the case, we must now have Universal Military Training.I suppose you can say that anything which is obligatory is in some degree similar to communism or fascism. The only difference here is that we the people, are consulted and it is our representatives through whom we speak when we accept a measure of this kind because we decide that it is necessary.I think you are a trifle emotional when you call 18 year old men, children. I think they should be allowed to vote. I think you are wrong in saying that in the last war men received one to two years of training. Some men may have stayed in training camps that long for various reasons but not because it was essential to give them that amount of training.Of course there are inequalities and injustices in any big undertaking.I am sorry if you feel that you can not trust your government. I feel that we have some very fine men as our representatives and I feel that they react to what citizens want. You can not expect always to have one man who will carry the burdens of the whole democracy and express their thinking for them. Now we have to do it for ourselves.We are not alone in Korea, many nations are represented on that frontier and their support is valuable but we have to bear the brunt as we will have to bear the brunt in many other undertakings because we were spared during the last war from war in our own country and therefore today we are the strongest nation in the world.A mothers' rebellion would certainly be a novel and interesting undertaking because there would be a division even among the mothers. I do not know, nor could I tell you exactly how you could . (See website for full description)

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        The Old Reliable

      Herbert Jenkins 1951 - A near fine copy in very good plus wrapper that has small repairs to top and bottom of spine Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Fabulous Redmen: The Carlisle Indians and Their Famous Football Teams

      J. Horace McFarland Company, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1951 - First Printing of the First Edition. Signed upon the opening page by John Steckbeck and Olympian Jim Thorpe, as follows: "To Paul Conner / Best Wishes / John S Steckbeck" / "Me too Jim Thorpe"; additionally, a business card, is loosely laid in, from Furber Marshall of the Carlisle Corporation upon which he has written, "Happy Hunting / from / Us Indians." Minor bump to bottom corner, else book in fine condition; and in a very good dust jacket, with light tanning to spine and mild edge wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poèmes illustrés de vingt lithographies en couleurs de Lucien Laforge.

      P., Edition des Amis de Lucien Laforge, 1951, 1 vol. petit in-4° (242 x 190), en feuilles sous couverture beige rempliée imprimée en noir et rouge et étui cartonné, non paginé.Dos de la couverture insolé et renforcé par l’intérieur, étui usagé, ex-dono au stylo bleu en page de garde, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Edition originale réservée aux seuls souscripteurs, tirée à 300 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, 1 des 250 comportant l’état définitif des lithographies (N°160).20 lithographies originales de Lucien Laforge, reproduites en 4 couleurs (noir, gris marron et jaune), caractéristiques de ce style très particulier de l’artiste, parfaitement en adéquation avec les poèmes de Baudelaire.A notre connaissance, il s’agit de la seule publication de « Amis de Lucien Laforge ».Superbe ! [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        A King's Story

      1951 - Illustrations. First US edition. 8vo., cloth, title labels in red and blue, lettered in gilt, top edge stained red. New York, G.P.Putnam's Sons. A presentation copy, inscribed on a loosely inserted leaf of notepaper with the royal crest 'To Ben and Alice with best wishes from Edward Christmas 1953'. Also loosely inserted a telegram from Edward to Sir Bede Clifford 1st July 1966 'Many thanks for good wishes and remembering my birthday our affectionate greetings to you both Edward', a postcard of Edward as Prince of Wales in naval uniform from 'Ned' to a Miss Florence Hale 'Will deliver your message to his Majesty if I run into him', a printed small card folded once 'The Duke and Duchess of Windsor want to thank you very much for your message and thought of them at this time. They wish to assure you that your concern is greatly appreciated', and 5 yellowing and scuffed newspaper clippings on Edward. Endpapers stained. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LETTRES TOME II

      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1951. INTERLINGUE 0,35 A cura di J.Labourt, in francese con testo latino a fronte, pagine lievemente ingiallite causa tempo e con barbe, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita al dorso, con piccolo strappo al piede, lieve usura ai bordi e vizio di piegatura all'angolo inferiore del piatto anteriore USATO

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        Maryland

      , June 1851, 1951. June 1851. Printed Broadside, two pages (one sheet), 12" x 18", headed "Constitution of Maryland, to be voted on the first Wednesday of June 1851" outlining the Declaration of Rights as well as the Constitution of the State of Maryland. The Maryland Constitution of 1776 was the first of four constitutions under which the state of Maryland has been governed. It was that state's basic law from its adoption in 1776 until the Maryland Constitution of 1851 took effect on July 4th of that year. The document included a Declaration of Rights. This, among other things, ended the position of the Church of England as the state-supported religion, and granted all Christians, including Roman Catholics, freedom of worship. Free blacks who met the property qualifications continued to be eligible to vote. The declaration was more than a bill of rights, which enunciates certain rights which are reserved to the people. The declaration stated that all power emanated from the people and that the governors were accountable to the people. The current Constitution of Maryland, which was ratified by the people of the state on September 18, 1867, forms the basic law for the U.S. state of Maryland. It replaced the short-lived Maryland Constitution of 1864 and is the fourth constitution under which the state has been governed. It was last amended in 2002. Light scattered foxing, otherwise fine.

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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, 1951. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed. Signed, limited edition. Number 66 of 750 copies signed by William Faulkner on the limitation page. About Fine. A beautiful copy, with light rubbing to the bottom edge of the marbled paper. Light fading to topstain. Spine cloth and gilt stamping are remarkably sharp. Acetate wrapper shows light rubbing and a small tear. Signed by William Faulkner on the limitation page. An absolutely stunning copy.

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        The End of the Affair

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1951. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher's device to rear cover in blind, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded, half-title browned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, very lightly foxed, slight nicks at extremities. First edition, first impression. Inspired by Greene's own affair with his goddaughter Lady Catherine Walston, the novel was adapted into a film in 1955 and 1999, and an opera in 2004.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La rage de vivre

      Paris: Éditions Corrêa,, 1951. récit Really the Blues. Traduit de l'Américain par Marcel Duhamel et Madeliene Gautier. Préface de Henry Miller. Octavo. Original vivid yellow light card wraps printed in black and white. With the dust jacket (titles in reverse white, yellow and blue on black). Jacket just a little rubbed, text-block browned, neat contemporary ownership signature in blue ink to front free endpaper (dated "5.12.1951"), overall a very good copy. Second edition in French (following the first of 1950), originally published in the US in 1946. Boldly signed by Mezzrow in blue biro on the half-title, along with the signatures of four other jazz musicians: French pianist Claude Bolling, New Orleanian trumpeter Lee Collins, trombonist Jimmy Archey, and drummer Fred Moore; identifying annotations in pencil by a previous owner. The autographs may have been garnered at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, when the same line-up appeared there on 21 November 1954 as Mezz Mezzrow and his Orchestra (see Claude Bolling & Jean-Pierre Daubresse, Bolling Story, 2008, p. 273). "If ever there was a real-life version of Norman Mailer's 'White Negro', it has to be Mezzrow, who turned his back on a well-off white Jewish background to pass as black. Mezz's skills as a clarinetist were limited; his skills as a fixer and self-mythologizer were beyond question. The ghosted autobiography, Really the Blues, can't be trusted, but it remains a great read" (Cook & Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz recordings). Mezzrow was renowned as a supplier of marijuana, and "Mezz" became, briefly, a slang term for the substance.

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1951. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. In a custom red morocco box. Spine ends very lightly bumped, light marking to edges. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, spine panel slightly darkened with a tiny spot of abrasion and very minor chipping at head, 2 short closed tears at head of rear panel, a few nicks at extremities, short splits at head and foot of front flap fold. First edition, first printing, of one of the great American novels of the 20th century.

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        Schwimmer, Max. - "Stillleben mit Buch und Früchten".

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf hellbraunem Zeichenpapier, 1951-1960. Von Max Schwimmer. 33,8 x 61,3 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Max Schwimmer". Verso Künstlerstempel: "Prof. Max Schwimmer / LEIPZIG C1 / Gottschedstr. 4 . Tel. 20895". - Leuchtendes Kolorit. Verso Papiergelenke einer älteren Montierung. Tadellos erhalten. Max Schwimmer (1895 Leipzig - 1960 Leipzig). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Illustrator des expressiven Realismus. Ab 1919 Studium der Kunstgeschichte und Philosophie an der Universität Leipzig. Beginn der künstlerischen Tätigkeit u.a. für die Zeitschriften "Die Aktion" und "Der Drache". Studienreise nach Frankreich und Italien. 1926 Dozent an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Leipzig. 1933 aus dem Lehramt entlassen, neun Werke wurden als "entartete Kunst" diffamiert und konfisziert. Bis 1945 arbeitete er als Illustrator. 1944 als Soldat der Wehrmacht eingezogen und Ausbildung zu Wachmann eines Kriegsgefangenen-Lagers in Mühlberg an der Elbe. Im April 1945 Flucht der Wachmannschaft nach Altenburg in die amerikanische Besatzungszone. Nach Kriegsende Eintritt in die KPD. 1946 Berufung als Professor und Leiter der Abteilung Graphik an die Staatliche Akademie für Graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1951 infolge einer Kampagne von seinem Dienst entbunden. Im selben Jahr Berufung an die Dresdner Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HfBK) als Leiter der Abteilung Grafik. Seit 1952 Mitglied der Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Bundessteuerblatt (BSTBl) Teil II (bzw. Teil III) - Entscheidungen (bzw. Veröffentlichungen) des Bundesfinanzhofs. 1951 - 2011. Herausgegeben vom Bundesministerium (bzw. Bundesminister) der Finanzen.

      Wilhelm Stollfuß Verlag, Bonn 1951 - 1951-2011. 61 Bände + 3 Registerbände. Original-Halbleinwand mit goldener Rückenprägung. Das Gesamtwerk des Bundesfinanzhofs bis zum Jahr 2011, gebunden in die Original-Einbanddecken, ein Schmuckstück für jedes Steuerbüro. Beigefügt sind die Gesamtinhaltsverzeichnisse 1957 bis 1961, 1962 bis 1966 und 1951 bis 1968, verlegt vom Stollfuß Verlag Bonn in gleicher Ausstattung. Der Band 2011 ist nicht gebunden, vorhanden sind alle Nummern und die Einbanddecke. - - - Materialbedingt leichte Farbvariationen in den Einbänden. Alle Bände in guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung. 50000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Das Zweitbuch, Berlin]
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        The Illustrated Man

      Doubleday, New York 1951 - New York, Doubleday, 1951. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A lovely copy. One of Bradbury's best-known works and a highlight of Bradbury and Science Fiction collecting. The present copy signed by Bradbury without inscription, with the date "Oct. 18, 1980." In the NPR's top 100 books. Some light wear to the jacket corners and spine tips but unfaded. Price-clipped and with a little bumping to the spine tips. A remarkably nice copy, better than usually found. Cover art by Stanley Butchkes [6495, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LA PRIMA FILIPPICA

      VALLECCHI, FIRENZE 1951 - BIBLIOTECA DI CLASSICI LATINI E GRECI INTERLINGUE Testo in greco con introduzione e commento a cura di Alfio Di Prima, pagine con bruniture del tempo e con bordi non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con piccole tracce di umidità al dorso ed usura da scaffalatura

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        L'homme révolté.

      Gallimard NRF 1951 - In-12 ( 190 X 120 mm ) de 382 pages, broché. Edition originale. Un des 260 exemplaire sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre ( no. 63 ), après 40 sur Hollande. Bel exemplaire. Littérature Edition-Originale [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 3 Volumes

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Complete three volume set, each volume signed and inscribed by Herbert Hoover to the same previous owner, whose bookplates also appear at the front paste down of each volume. Volume I is also signed by Hoover's long-time secretary, "And Bunny, who worked on this! Christmas 1951." Volume I and III are first printings, and Volume II is a second printing. In Very Good condition, lacking dust jackets. Two volumes show a few light scuffs to the spines. Bumped corners. Edge of page blocks spotted stains. Offsetting and light foxing to end papers. A lovely set, with each volume signed by Present Herbert Hoover, each inscribed to the same original owner.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Arabian Interlude. Notes of a Brief Trip in the Interior of Little Known Southern Arabia.

      Pittsburgh, PA: Alan M. Scaife, 1951 - Octavo. Wire-stitched in original blue card wrappers, front panel lettered in silver. Spine sunned, extremities lightly bumped. An excellent copy. Double-page photographic panorama of Shibam, further full-page photograph, "The Sultan's Palace at Seiun", 2 full-page sketch maps. First and only edition, rare: two copies only traced in libraries (Pittsburgh and Utah). The Scaifes travelled to Yemen in February 1950 at the invitation of maverick archaeologist Wendell Phillips, who was leading "the first American archaeological team to excavate the major ancient cities along the spice routes of South Arabia" (Potts, ed. Araby the Blest: Studies in Arabian Archaeology, p. 91); Phillips's own account of the expedition, Qataban and Sheba, was not published until 1955. They first visited Beihan, the site of ancient Timna', capital of the pre-Islamic kingdom of Qataban, and spent much time in the company of Sharif Husayn al-Habili, the local emir. They also travelled through Ma'rib (believed to be the Sheba of the Old Testament, and alluded to in the Qur'an), Shabwah and the "Manhattan of the Middle East", Shibam, and received audiences with Husayn ibn 'Ali al-Kathiri, Sultan of Seiyun, and Sir Salih ibn Ghali al-Qu'aiti, Sultan of Shihr and Mukalla. Sarah Scaife was an heir to the Mellon fortune. Her husband Alan, though himself from a wealthy industrialist family, was largely excluded from any meaningful involvement in the Mellon family's businesses by Sarah's brother, Richard. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        STOCKHOLMS BYGGNADSFÖRENING: Föredrag och diskussionsinlägg 1949-1950

      Stockholms Byggnadsförening, 1951. Inbunden bok. Mörkblått helklotband; titel, undertitel och ornering med guld på ryggen; kapitälband i ljusblått och silver; första och sista uppslaget klätt med ljust marmorerat papper; inlagan består av hålslaget ensidigt maskinskrivet (eventuellt duplicerat) papper i A4-format; till varje föredrag/diskussion finns en inklistrad illustration. Tillskrift på försättsbladet. Varje föredrag/diskussion paginerat individuellt. (Företeckning över innehållet kan fås på begäran).

      [Bookseller: Tomas Lindmark]
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        Probleme der Lyrik SIGNIERT. Dabei: Typoskript "Genie und Gesundheit" (1930)

      Wiesbaden : Limes, 1951 - 48 Seiten Schutzumschlag mit Einrissen/Fehlstellen, Bleistiftnotizen, von Benn auf Vorsatz mit blauem Kuli handsigniert.- Beiliegend: 6-seitiges Typoskript mit kleinen handschriftlichen Korrekturen im Text, handschriftlich bezeichnet und mit Quellenangabe zum Erstdruck versehen (Der Querschnitt 1930).- Format Din A5 auf Briefformat geknickt, Kanten gering bestossen.- Der Text ist in den Sämtlichen Werken Band III (Prosa 1) S. 253-258 abgedruckt /// signiert signatur signed signée autograph autogramm /// Standort Wimregal kxx m/' Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 200 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Notes for 2nd International Astronautical Congress[with Manuscript]: "The Atomic Rocket"

      1951. Very Good. Folder of material from Leslie Shepherd, nuclear physicist and member of the British Interplanetary Society, including a 13-page memoranda on the 2nd International Astronautical Congress in 1951, with holograph comments by Arthur C. Clarke and other BIS members, along with an early and heavily annotated 76-page draft of the scientific paper, "The Atomic Rocket," a landmark work Shepherd co-authored with Arthur V. Cleaver, O.B.E., on the use of nuclear powered engines using liquid hydrogen. The lined folio sheets are housed in a gray folder labeled in black magic marker: "To be Retained Do Not Destroy Keep." Overall very good or better with light wear to the edges of many sheets, including small creases and tears, a few scattered spots.Shepherd (1918-2012) was a nuclear physicist, chairman of the BIS, and founder member of the International Astronautical Federation and the International Academy of Astronautics. The second International Astronautical Congress, organized by the BIS on the theme of The Artificial Satellite, was held in London from September 3-8, 1951. Shepherd - at the time the BIS's technical director - contributed the introductory paper along with other leading contributions from Wernher von Braun, Lyman Spitzer (who, like von Braun, had his paper read for him), and H. Kuhme of Stuttgart.The notes on BIS's contribution is contained in the 13pp. memoranda here headed "1951 Congress." It begins with two pages of notes by Shepherd on the "Lecture Programme." These are followed by an eight-page section of "Tentative Proposals for B.I.S. Papers on Satellite Vehicles," divided into five parts (lacking part four): 1. The Importance of Orbital Techniques in Space Flight; 2. (a) The Dynamics of Entry into Satellite Orbit, and (b) Landing from Satellite Orbits by Atmospheric Braking; 3. A General Discussion of Orbits and Stability; and 5. Meteor Hazards to Space Stations. Following this is a three-page section of "General Observations."These last two sections are made up of comments by Shepherd and others, all of them Signed with initials, with most dating between December 13, 1950 and January 15, 1951. The contributors include Arthur C. Clarke ("ACC"), the acting BIS Chairman; Cleaver, past BIS Chairman; Fred Singer, Austrian-born American scientist and early proponent of satellites for scientific observations; Eric Burgess, past BIS Chairman, Timothy R. F. Nonweiler, Michael William Ovenden, D. F. Lawden, K. W. Gatland, D. J. Cashmore, and four other unidentified persons ("EB," "JH," "TR," and "RJS"). Several of the comments are of a technical nature, for example Ovenden writes on the "many difficulties in the interpretation of radar data in terms of mass/frequency." Other comments have to do with the tone of the writing, who should be considered to speak, such as suggestions that BIS approach von Braun before the American do. One note by Clarke, dated January 9, 1951 ends: "Certainly specific numerical values should be given (but not too many of them!) in the talk, so that we know what order of magnitude we are dealing with. The degree of generality permissible will probably only emerge when the maths are investigated. All the P.D.E.'S can go in the published paper!"Clarke also expresses some impatience with the lack of progress: "1. We must clearly 'finalise' the subject of speakers at the earliest possible date - before March if we are to be reasonably sure of getting advance papers. Even if, as Nonweiler suggests, we have to be a bit high-handed! Any paper left over will come in useful for the 51/52 session - assuming we have enough strength left for one . . . . 2. From now on I suggest that the general discussion be restricted to a small steering or 'papers' committee, the others being called in only when their specialised knowledge is required. Progress can be reported at T. C. meetings." Gatland, writing on the following day, is more positive: "I am particularly pleased to note the close-knit aspect of the six papers with their emphasis on initial projects rather than the more visionary 'space-station.' We are, at last, coming to a realistic programme of ideas - not that the previous 'general' surveys have not served good purpose." The remainder of the folder contains Shepard's preliminary summary and various drafts of his contribution to "The Atomic Rocket," which was comprised of four articles published in The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society in 1948 co-authored with Cleaver [note: some BIS records indicate the publishing date as 1949]. The article was notable because it was the first uncensored scientific paper published on nuclear powered engines and the suggested use of liquid hydrogen as a working fuel. It seems like Shepard may have consulted his notes for the article for his 1951 Congress introductory paper ("The Artificial Satellite").Shepard's paper is divided into several sections: "Fundamentals in Application of Atomic Energy"; "Possible Types of Chain Reactor (1st Draft)"; "Choice of Propellant Material (2nd draft. Part II)"; "The Ion Rocket and Other Methods" (which is accompanied by a full-page graph titled "Exhaust Power per Tonne of Accelerated Mass as Function of Acceleration and Exhaust Velocity"); and "Neutron Diffusion. Elementary Theory." The paper is written on 76 folio sheets and on one side only. Nearly every page is edited and annotated with whole sections crossed out, and notes on the rear of many pages; one a drawing of a rocket, in both Shepard's hand as well as suggestions for changes in Cleaver's hand, asking questions, and adding context.A significant collection of material from the early days of space exploration including an important scientific paper and comment from one of the 20th Century's top science fiction writer.

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        TOME IV. LE LIVRE DES COURONNES. DITTOCHAEON. EPILOGUE

      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1951. INTERLINGUE 0,37 A cura di M.Lavarenne, in latino e testo francese a fronte, pagine con bruniture del tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita al dorso e parzialmente ai piatti, con lievi segni di usura ai bordi e strappetti alla cima USATO

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        Henry Irving: The Actor and His World.

      1951 - Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., original pale blue buckram. London, Faber & Faber. Inscribed on the front free endpaper from John Gielgud to his mother, 'Darling Mother, from another actor, with much love John: Dec. 1951'. Gielgud grew up surrounded by actors: his mother had given up a promising theatrical career to marry, his grandmother was Kate Terry, and his great aunt was Ellen Terry, who, together with Henry Irving, formed the greatest partnership on the English stage of their time. Other than Irving himself, she is mentioned more often than anyone else in this biography. A very good copy, spine slightly sunned. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spartacus.

      New York: Published by the Author, 1951. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Howard Fast and Kirk Douglas on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket illustration by Charles White. A very sharp example, rare signed by both Fast and Douglas, who starred in the role of the 1960 film. Spartacus is a historical novel about the slave revolt led by Spartacus around 71 BCE. The book inspired the 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Dalton Trumbo and starred Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, Laurence Olivier as the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, Peter Ustinov, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus, John Gavin as Julius Caesar, Jean Simmons as Varinia, Charles Laughton as Sempronius Gracchus and Tony Curtis as Antoninus. The film won four Academy Awards in all.

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        The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudaprayag

      London: Oxford Univ Press, 1951. First Ed, Third Impression. Hardcover. VG+/VG. 166 pp, ill, end paper maps. More tiger hunting from the master hunter and expert and popular writer. This time a long hunt after a single man-eating leopard that roamed a 500 square mile area and killed 125 humans. Corbett killed it after an uninterrupted TEN WEEK pursuit! VG+ in vg dj. SIGNED, inscribed and dated by Corbett AND with a small passport size original head photo of Corbett pasted beneath list of illustrations.

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        INDUSTRIA MOLITORIA MOLINI DA GRANO

      HOEPLI, MILANO 1951 - ITALIANO Interessante esemplare caratterizzato da 350 figure, 53 tabelle e varie applicazioni, alcune di queste internamente ripiegate su se stesse e fuori testo. Titolo in rosso al frontespizio e pagine totalmente intonse. Sporadiche macchie di umidità. Copertina con brunitura.

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        Rules of the University of Washington Library Printing Press

      Seattle, WA:: No Publisher [but University of Washington Library Printing Press],, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/None Issued. LIMITED EDITION of 20 copies. Printed by Paul Hayden Duensing, using hand-set Goudy Oldstyle, Centaur, Arrighi, and Hadriano Stone-cut types. Hardcover Pamphlet. 7 x 5 inches. [12] pp. Fleuron on the title page; text clean, unmarked. Blue paper spine, patterned paper over boards; binding square and tight, spine faded, lightly rubbed. Greg Campbell's copy, proprietor of Campbell-Logan Bindery. Very Good. This is the fifth book printed by Paul Hayden Duensing. Harry Charles Bauer graduated from the St. Louis Library School in 1931. Bauer was the Assistant Library Director at the University of Washington from 1945 to 1947 and Director of the Library from 1947 to 1959. From 1959 to 1967, Bauer was Professor of Library Science at the University of Washington. REFERENCE: Duensing, 25: A Quarter Century…, p. [23]; 3 copies Worldcat, University of Washington Libraries, Indiana University, and the University of Georgia.

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        OPERA OMNIA., A cura di Edoardo e Duilio Susmel.

      La Fenice, 1951. 21 cm. dorsi in pelle, stemma del fascio e titolo oro nel dorso, tagli superiori marmorizzati, copp. cart. rig. edit. 36 voll., pagg. complessive 15.650.

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        [Small Archive]: Material related to the American Baseball Academy

      Near Fine. Small archive of material related to the short-lived American Baseball Academy founded in New York City by Malcolm Child and Phil Rizzuto in 1951. Child apparently was bit of a hustler, and came up with the concept in order to combat juvenile delinquency in Manhattan. The Academy was heavily staffed with professional ballplayers, mostly New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, with Phil Rizzuto serving as the President of the Academy. According to an article published in a 1951 issue of Reader Digest the academy was "divided into Manhattan and Brooklyn branches,[with] 2400 boys from 13 to 18 doing nothing but learn baseball." The article was apparently overly hopeful given that virtually no record of the Academy existence beyond 1951 except for the four books published in The American Baseball Academy Library series.List:1. [Book]: CHILD, Malcolm, edited by. How to Play Big League Baseball. New York: Harcourt (1951). First edition. Part of the front fly cutaway, removing the signature (but not the inscription) of Gil Hodges, else very good in very good dustwrapper. Includes articles by Rizzuto, Roy Campanella, Eddie Waitkus, George Kell, Joe Gordon, Andy Pafko, Dom DiMaggio, Enos Slaughter, Eddie Sawyer, and Harry Brecheen.2. [Book]: CHILD, Malcolm. Catching. New York: A.S. Barnes (1953). First edition. 12mo. Near fine in near fine dustwrapper. One of four books published in The American Baseball Academy Library series.3. [Pamphlet]: American Baseball Academy, Inc. One page gate-folded to make six pages. Fine. Illustrated. States the purpose of the Academy and announces the faculty: Rizzuto, Campanella, Hodges, Ralph Branca, Monte Irvin, Gene Woodling, and Sid Gordon. illustrated with pictures of boys playing baseball while knocking out "heroin," "marijuana," "gang wars," and "petty thievery."4. [Invitation and Program]: Luncheon on Behalf of the American Baseball Academy. New York 1951. One card leaf folded to make four pages. Near fine. Sponsors include Rizzuto, Woodling, Hodges, Lopat, Branca, and Yogi Berra.5. [Invitation and Program]: First Annual American Baseball Academy "Dinner of Champions". New York, 1952. One card leaf folded to make four pages. Horizontal fold (as mailed) else very good, with original envelope. Toastmaster was Ed Sullivan. Special guest was Jackie Gleason. Faculty guests include Rizzuto, Woodling, Hodges, Lopat, Branca, and Gil McDougald. Other listed guests include Joe DiMaggio, Tommy Henrich, Joe Louis, Steve Owen, Lou Little, Joe Lapchick, Frank McGuire, and Craig Wood.6. Typed Letter (Unsigned) dated 1 May 1951 from Bernard M. Baruch to Phil Rizzuto. Two copies, one ribbon copy, the other a carbon, both signed only in type to Rizzuto lending support to the Academy.

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        Ryder Cup 1951 (pinehurst) Official Program

      1951 - Program for the 9th Ryder Cup at Pinehurst, North Carolina, 2-4 November 1951. An overwhelming victory for the USA team. 28x21cm. Slight damage to spine and other creases and wear to covers. Internally very good and scarce. 

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        IL MONDO CREATO

      LE MONNIER, FIRENZE 1951 - ITALIANO Edizione critica con introduzione e note di Giorgio Petrocchi, sua la dedica autografata alla prima bianca, pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo e qualità della carta, con barbe, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con aloni, piccole macchie ed impronte, usura e qualche strappetto ai bordi

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        HARD NOT TO BE KING [SIGNED]

      House of Books, Ltd, New York 1951 - thin 8vo., unpaginated; VG-; spine sun-faded blue cloth to tan, boards blue cloth, front board with gilt lettering; with unprinted tissue dust jacket, some tears, including chunk missing to lower fore corner of front board; remnants of a bookplate on ffep, a large amount torn off, page still intact; of a limited first edition of 300 copies, this is number 105 SIGNED by the author; very slight age-toning to pages; AD; shelved case 0. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Shropshire. A Shell Guide

      1951 - First edition. 4to., original yellow cloth, dust jacket. London, Faber & Faber. Inscribed by Betjeman to his secretary: ?To Miss Jill Elizabeth Duncan Menzies from her dear friend and editor, John Betjeman. 1951? beside a sketch of a fierce-looking Jill. He has also made a correction, crossing out his name as author of the forthcoming guide to Devon and inserting ?Brian Watson? Menzies began working for Betjeman earlier the same year and made a great impression on him. In June he wrote to George Barnes: ?On Tuesday I will be accompanied by my new Scottish-Canadian, C. of E. secretary with freckles, grey eyes, tip-tilted nose and grey flannel skirts and cream shirts.? In May 1953, to Betjeman's dismay, she resigned. ?I think I was getting too fond of him,? she said. ?I thought it might upset Penelope if I stayed.? Though it seems likely that the fondness ran principally in the other direction. Just before she left, Betjeman took her and Christopher Hollis to the Garrick Club. She had never been anywhere like it before and Betjeman's described her excited manner as she came down the stairs in his poem ?A Russell Flint?: I could not speak for amazement at your beautyAs you came down the Garrick stair,Grey-green eyes like the turbulent AtlanticAnd floppy schoolgirl hair. I could see you in a Sussex teashop,Dressed in peasant weave and brogues,Turning over, as firelight shone on brassware,Last year's tea-stained Vogues . The poem was published in High and Low (1966). A very good copy, dust jacket reinforced with tape in such a way that the jacket cannot be removed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quo Vadis?

      LUCCHI, MILANO 1951 - ITALIANO Brossura a colori con illustrazione di copertina, titoli al dorso e alla copertina superiore, alla copertina inferiore elenco delle opere edite da Lucchi, diffusi segni di usura, taglio frastagliato, pagine fiorite, all'occhietto firma di appartenenza datata 1953

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        From Here to Eternity - SIGNED

      New York : Scribner, 1951. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed By Author. A First Edition, First Printing. Near fine and appears to be unread in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front end paper; "For Igor Kropotkin, with best wishes, James Jones". Igor Kropotkin was the head of Scribners Bookstores and a former President of the American Booksellers Association (as the ABAA was then known), thus an important presentation copy. Jacket with a closed tear with associated creasing on the bottom of the rear panel, repaired internally, else both the volume and jacket are near fine in all respects. (This volume is the first trade edition, not to be confused with the differently printed Presentation copies.).

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