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        The Catcher in the Rye [with Fadiman insert]

      Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1951 Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1951. BCE [Book Club Edition]. The BCE with Lotte Jacobi's photo of Salinger on jacket back, with her name credited in small font just above Salinger's name. All other first Book Club points present as well. Clifton Fadiman Insert laid in (see below). Octavo, 277 pp. Black cloth with gilt imprinting; jacket with Michael Mitchell's now- famous carousel-horse pictorial design jacket. A Fine book with just a touch of top page edge dust in a jacket with small-scale wear at spine end and corners, and thin marginal toning at the top inside edges of the flaps; jacket is better than Very Good. Please see scans. Superior condition for the real first BCE of Salinger's famed novel. Laid in is the original pamphlet containing Clifton Fadiman's classic review of Catcher in the Rye for the Book-of-the-Month Club, also in fine condition. Salinger's timeless and classic masterpiece, the chronicle of forty-eight hours in the coming-of-age of a troubled teenager, here in its most collectible form short of the first edition, and the form that probably did more to popularize the novel than the first edition. No recounting needed here; you know the story, and Fadiman's review is better than Cliff Notes anyway. Scarce in this superior condition, rare with the insert. L64

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Literaturberichte über Wasser, Abwasser, Luft und Boden/ Literaturberichte über Wasser, Abwasser, Luft und feste Abfallstoffe (KONVOLUT aus 29 Bänden) - Bd. 1 (1951) bis Bd. 29 (1981).

      Fischer Verlag; 1951 - 1981.. gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt leicht nachgedunkelt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 29 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten;

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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      New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., [1951]. - First edition. (the letter "R" in a circle) on the copyright page. Fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends. The last novel written as William Irish, finds Prescott, the New York detective, visiting a small town when he ran into murder. Then the murders multiplied, five in all, to be exact, and a suicide, all within a matter of days. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Siamese White

      nbsp;London - Faber and Faber, 1951 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The fascinating biographical accountof a controversial figure, Samuel White, who was appointed a mandarin by the King of Siam in the seventeenth century. New Edition. Featuring four maps, including one folding. Maurice Collis lived in Siam (Thailand) himself, and 'is able to give us a first-hand picture of a fascinating land; of a lovely archipelago, of rivers and rapids, of an immemorial track through jungles haunted by tigers and malaria'. Condition: In a cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, dustwrapper is sound, lovely and bright, with some chipping and small closed tears. The book is smart with just a very little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE with anear finedustwrapper..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Never Leave Well Enough Alone

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1951. Octavo. Original black and white laminated boards, spine and front board lettered in white and gilt, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown. Tips a little worn, minor stains to boards, laminate lifting slightly. A very good copy in the jacket with toned spine, chips to extremities and 16 cm closed tear to front panel with tape repairs. First edition, first printing of the legendary designer's autobiography. An extremely attractive association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Harrison Jones, with high esteem and warm regards. Raymond Loewy. Feb. 20. '51." At the time, Jones was the chairman of Coca-Cola, with whom Loewy and his design team had been working closely throughout the late 1940s, streamlining equipment to develop Coca-Cola's brand identity through the design of coolers - he added the bottle opener with cap-catcher to the front of the machines - soda fountains - the "outboard motor" Dole Deluxe Dispenser - and delivery trucks, with the classic Hobbs truck body. Loewy is often credited with designing the contoured "hobble skirt" Coca-Cola bottle - a design which in fact dates back to 1915, and was (supposedly) mistakenly based on a cocoa pod - what Loewy actually did in 1954 was to "slenderize" the bottle's rather bulbous original silhouette, removing the embossed lettering and adding the vivd white applied colour lettering, creating the immediately recognisable modern Coke bottle. In Loewy's opinion the sinuous bottle shape was "the most perfectly designed package in the world".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Dictionary of National Biography

      George Smith, 1951 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Hardbound volume in blue cloth covered boards. Three volumes in one. Sir Sidney Lee (December 5, 1859 March 3, 1926) was an English biographer and critic. In 1883 he became assistant-editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. In 1890 he became joint editor, and on the retirement of Sir Leslie Stephen in 1891 succeeded him as editor. Lee himself contributed voluminously to the Dictionary, writing some 800 articles, mainly on Elizabethan authors or statesmen. The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885. Since the scope included only deceased figures, the DNB was soon extended by the issue of three supplementary volumes, covering subjects who had died between 1885 and 1900 but who had not been included in the original alphabetical sequence, generally because the volume for their name had been among the earlier ones to be published. The supplements brought the whole work up to the death of Queen Victoria on 22 January 1901. Corrections were added. The dictionary was reissued with minor revisions in 23 volumes in 1908 and 1909; a subtitle said that it covered British history from the earliest times to the year 1900. In the words of the 1911 edition of the Encyclopdia Britannica, the dictionary had elucidated the private annals of the British, providing not only concise lives of the notable deceased, but additionally lists of sources which were invaluable to researchers in a period when few libraries or collections of manuscripts had published catalogues or indices, and the production of indices to periodical literatures was just beginning. Throughout the twentieth century, further volumes were published for those who had died, generally on a decade-by-decade basis, beginning in 1912 with a supplement edited by Lee covering those who died between 1901 and 1911. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with all pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities including slight bumping to the corners and some small marks to the boards. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and odd spot. The spotting is heavier to the front and rear blank end papers. Overall the volume is in very good condition..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Alice in Wonderland

      Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co.,, 1951. A Punchout Book. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Point de Lendemain.

      - París-Edmond Varel, 1951. 23 cm. 85 pág. + suite de grabados. Con ilustraciones a color de Jean Gradassi. Edición numerada de 100 ejemplares dedicados por el artista que contienen una suite en negro de todos los grabados, reservada a los amigos del editor (ej. XIX). En rama. (9854-1). Bibliofilia.

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Casals]
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        GUIÓN. Revista Ilustrada de los mandos subalternos.

      - Madrid. M.º del Ejercito. 27x21 cm. Ofrezco los números y años siguientes: Año X. Enero 1951. Núm. 104. Al Año XXI. Diciembre 1962. Núm. 247. Total 12 años completos encuadernados en 6 Volúmenes, holandesa tela, un tomo difiere de color del lomo. Revista mensual, 12 números por año. Texto a dos columnas, muy ilustrado con fotos, dibujos, mapas, ect. Una media de 30 / 40 págs. por numero. Algunos subrayados en el texto. # revista. militaría. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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      Rinehart, New York 1951 - Excellent First Edition of the Author's second book. 8vo., 312pp. A fine, fresh unblemished copy in dustwrapper. Rarely seen as such. The Green & Black variant dustwrapper, a bit more uncommon than the Red & Black. A premium copy better than 99.9% of all copies out there in Mailerland. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Barbary Shore

      New York: Rinehart & Co. Inc.,, 1951. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. Corners and spine ends very lightly rubbed. Otherwise a fine copy in a bright jacket with mildly rubbed and toned extremities. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A King’s Story; the memoirs of H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor K.G

      Cassell and Company Ltd, 1951 - Frontispiece, plates Stain affecting corner of lower cover and dust-wrapper and some of the text block, map end-papers slightly browned, otherwise a nice copy in chipped dust-wrapper. Presentation Copy with, loosely inserted, a signed slip by the author "To Kenneth Smith with best wishes ." dated September 1951 The Duke was to be the guest of honour at the annual dinner of the Book Publishers’ Representatives Association of which Kenneth Smith was President that year but his appearance was cancelled owing to illness. The Duke subsequently invited the committee to a slap-up lunch at Claridges’ during which he presented this copy of the book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Marilyn Monroe : Home Town Story (1951) Original Photograph

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951. 1st Edition. 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. The photograph is in a very good condition, slighty dulled and faded as with age. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Catcher in The Rye

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, , 1951. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine black and gilt, pictorial block copied from the jacket to front and back board in black, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, black endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Erlauterungen zu Holderlins Dichtung

      Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann. 1951. Second edition. Paperback. Very Good. Inscribed by the author. Second edition ("Zweite, unveranderte Auflage"), 1951. Softcover, 144 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, age-toning or discoloration to some pages, some soiling to the covers, a bit of wear to the covers including creasing, tearing, and very minor loss. We have housed the book in protective mylar. Inscribed on the half-title by Heidegger. Uncommon book, very rare signed like this!

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        Physical Studies of Nucleic Acid. Crystalline Structure of DNA. Nucleic Acid: An Extensible Molecule?" SIGNED BY MAURICE WILKINS. With: Mary J. FRASER & Robert D. B. FRASER: "Evidence on the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid from Measurements with Polarized Infra-red Radiation." Offprint from Nature, Vol. 167, May 12, 1951.

      1951 - 7 pp. Original wrappers. Very Good. First Edition. SIGNED BY MAURICE WILKINS and Signed by Raymond Gosling on the front wrapper. At a meeting of the Faraday Society in May 1950, Rudolf Signer "gave out samples of his best [DNA], and Wilkins took some home to King's. A few days later, he was preparing part of this DNA in highly viscous solution for the ultraviolet studies he was doing. Unexpectedly, he noticed that every time he touched the stuff with the tip of a glass rod and then drew the rod away, 'I had spun a very thin fibre of DNA, almost invisible, like a filament of spider web.' The fibres seemed so perfect and uniform that the molecules in them must have been neatly aligned alongside one another. Examined under a microscope, in polarized light, the fibres behaved as though they were made up of well-ordered crystals. So Wilkins took the fibres to a graduate student in the unit, Raymond Gosling, who was doing the crystallography with rams' sperm and had borrowed the use of an antiquated x-ray apparatus in a lead-lined basement of the chemistry department. Several dozen of Wilkins's fibres had to be bundled together, in a tiny tungsten-wire frame where they could be tightened like a violin bow, to constitute a large enough specimen for the soft focus of the x-ray tube. Wilkins and Gosling remembered that Bernal, fifteen years before, had got the first good x-ray patterns from protein crystals by keeping them wet. Accordingly, they maintained the DNA fibres at high humidity. They got striking patterns, with many spots, sharp and detailed, far better than ever before seen from DNA, and for the first time unmistakably from a substance in crystalline form. . . . That series of diffraction pictures taken in May or June of 1950 provided the one Wilkins showed at the meeting in Naples, a year later, that galvanized Watson's enthusiasm for DNA and x-ray crystallography" (Judson, Eighth Day of Creation, expanded ed., pp. 78-79). Olby, The Path to the Double Helix, pp. 332-35 (including an illustration taken from Wilkins and Gosling's paper). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Catcher in The Rye.

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1951 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine black and gilt, pictorial block copied from the jacket to front and back board in black, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, black endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Weird Science Vol. 1,#9, Sept/Oct. 1951

      New York, NY: EC Comic, Fables Publications, 1951 This is Wood's first EC comic and it is a beautiful comic; all the faults are very minor and it grades as 8.5, Very Fine+ according to the Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide, 3rd. Edition. It is flat, with no spine roll and the inks have better than moderate reflectivity; the colors are bright. The staples are bright and inline with only very tiny staple tears. There are 2-3 very faint stress lines on the front cover at the spine. The spine ends and corners of the front cover are either square or show very minor blunting and the binding is secure. There is very minimal edgewear to both the front and back covers, which along most edges is very hard to see. There is a dealer's arrival date at the top center of the front cover which is consistent with the grade. There is some age-browning inside the front cover and, also, a little on the back cover. There is a 1/8 inch indentation near the top center on the back cover and the lower left corner of the back cover has a light bend, which is not a crease. The interior pages are supple and light tan to cream color. The edges of a few of the interior pages have very minimal edgewear. This comic has been priced according to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 39th. Edition.. No. Paper Wraps. Very fine+ (8.5)/None. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Comic Book.

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        70 Large Broadsides or Posters for The Saturday Evening Post

      [Philadelphia]: The Curtis Publishing Company. 1951-1960. A collection of 70 different broadsides or posters for The Saturday Evening Post. Each measuring 22' x 28". Overall near fine with some scattered bumps and small tears at the edges, with folds as issued. These broadsides were used at newsstands to promote the latest issue of the magazine with text above or below the enlarged image of that week's front cover usually touting one of the cover stories, but occasionally an interior article or a short story. The cover features the talents of a number of popular Post artists such as John Falter, George Hughes, John Clymer, Thornton Utz, Steven Dohanos, Amos Sewell, Constantin Alajalov, and others. They depict American life of the 1950s with a gentle mix of humor (teenage dating, fashion, popular music), social commentary (influence of television, expansion of the highway system, and women in the workplace), and illustrations of rural life. A wonderful collection of images of mid-century American life. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Country Girl: A Play in Three Acts

      The Viking Press, New York 1951 - First edition. Boards moderately soiled, very good or better in a near very good, spine-faded dustwrapper with several internal repairs. Signed by the author in pencil on the title page: "My love, Cliff." Basis for the George Seaton film with Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, and William Holden. It was one of Bing's best performances, and both Kelly and Seaton (for his screenplay) won Oscars. Later remade for television with Faye Dunaway, Ken Howard, and Dick Van Dyke. Very scarce signed. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Preacher and the Slave

      London, UK: Hammond, Hammond, and Company, 1951. First British Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fictionalized biography of labor icon Joe Hill, later reissued under the title "Joe Hill." Inscribed to previous owner on half title page. Maroon cloth boards are lightly worn on edges and corners, previous owner bookplate otherwise interior is clean. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped and has some wear to edges.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Belles On Their Toes; Screenplay

      1951 - Quarto, full leather, 117 pp., Very Good+ copy, creasing to some pages, light soil or wear to the tips of the covers. Myrna Loy's copy of the screenplay for the 1952 film she starred in--Loy's name stamped in gilt on the front cover. "Belles On Their Toes" was the sequel to "Cheaper By the Dozen." Signed on the titlepage by Samuel Engel, producer of "Belles." Nice, uncommon item. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        La tete contre les Murs. (Signed, leather)

      Aux Editions Eliane Norberg, 1951, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Fine, 1st, Signed by Author, Illustrated By: Robert FontaSize: Folio, First edition thus. Signed, De Luxe limited edition. Sumptuous, full leather Artesian binding by Jacques Blanchet. From an edition of 202, number 72 of 180 printed on Velin d' Arches. Published Paris: Editions Eliane Norberg, 1951. Folio, 10 1/2" x 13 1/4" x 2 7/8" thick, 302pp., illustrated with full page engraved plates and fine textual engravings from copper - all with tissue guards, and two leather engravings in color by Robert Fonta. Full dark blue satin morocco over 1/4" thick boards with chamfered corners and leather inner hinges attached to thick, duplex flyleaves and gray leather pastedowns. Gilt block paneled titles on spine, top edges tinted blue with gilt embossed edge design stamped into the page block, front cover and verso decorated with unique, six-color leather inset engravings by Fonta, Signed on the half title by the Bazin: "Hommage amical / de l'auteur / Herve Bazin." Presentation copy to his publisher, with a four paragraph, typewritten A.L.S. by his wife Jacqueline, mounted on free endpaper, in which she writes about the color leather engravings and their signification to the situation of Arthur, the unstable protagonist of the novel..."Cuir chagrin noir, dont la couleur evoque le triste bilan d'une vie de desequilibre." A novel of youth rebellion and a man's fractured life caught up in the penal system. The novel is semi-autobiographical, based on the author's own experience in mental hospitals from 1937-1940, and was made into the film "Head Against the Wall" in 1959. Binding signed in the leather in gilt by Jacques Blanchet. Encased in a custom, matching leather and felted slipcase that echoes the curve of the book. A beautiful, exquisite production. Minor rub to a few areas of the spine, else fine - binding tight, text and plates clean and bright, in a very good slipcase with some wear at the corners and edges, Numbered, Limited Edition

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        Le Feu sur la terre. Pièce en 4 actes.

      - Paris; Grasset, 1951. First edition. [20,5x13,5 cm]. 190, (3, 3 blanks) pp. Printed wrappers. Edges uncut. A light folding mark on front cover. A lovely copy. "A similar and even stranger case of moral sickness is the subject of Le Feu sur la Terre (first performed 1950), which is generally regarded as Mauriac's best play. It features the fierce, rapacious affection of Laure for her brother Maurice; her passionately relentless drive is not founded on physical love but simply on the evil desire to be the unique possessor of another's soul. Not surprisingly, hatred flares up between Laure and Maurice's wife. Meanwhile, for good measure, the passion of avarice is personified in the father, Osmin, who has mastered the habit of forcing his whole family to economize because of imaginary impoverishment." (Norrish, New Tragedy and Comedy in France, 1945-1970, pp. 18). Inscribed by the author: ?Au docteur Carl David Moselius / en hommage de profonde gratitude et en souvenir des heures inoubliables que le dois à son beau pays / François Mauriac / Stockholm 14 dec 52? Moselius (1890-1968), art historian who published studies on e.g. Tessin and Louis Masreliez. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Einheit - Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis des Wissenschaftlichen Sozialismus. Konvolut von über 200 Heften aus den Jahren 1951 - bis bis 1986 - 43 Jahrgang. Vorhanden sind: 1951-18 Hefte - Unvollständiger Jahrgang??? // 1954 - 9 Jahrgang 1954 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1955 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang //1956 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1958 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1959 -1 Hefte -es fehlt heft 9// 1960 - -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1961 -11 Hefte - es fehlt heft 2 // 1962 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1963 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1964 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1965 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1966 -7 Hefte - Hefrt 1 bis 7 // 1967 -4 Hefte - Heft 8 bis 12 // 1968 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1969 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1970 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1971 -10 Hefte - Heft 11 fehlt // 1983 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1986 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // 1987 -12 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang //1988 -11 Hefte - Vollständiger Jahrgang // Redaktuere: Hans Schaul (1956-1972) // Manfred Banaschak (1972-1989). Beigaben. Div Jahresregister sowie Sonderhefte. Und div. Einzelhefte.

      Berlin, Dietz, 1951- 1988.. 32 x 24 cm. ca. 80 S. pro Heft. ISBN: Keine. Kartoniert / Soft cover. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. 1. Auflage.. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! NK-Lager . (ZS).

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        The Grass Harp

      New York: Random House, 1951. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This stated first printing is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked and unread in an equally fine dust jacket, that is sadly price clipped. It was found in its original shipping envelope and has not seen the light of day since it was shipped. It has 181, bright, clear pages bound in tan buckram covered boards with red & green titles on the spine.

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        Venus am Abendhimmel, : Talleyrand's letzte Liebe. R. G. Waldeck. Übers.: Maria Wolff, rororo Taschenbuch ; Ausg. 42

      Hamburg : Rowohlt, 1951 - 271 S. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Lustre in the sky, Seiten alters- und papierbedingt gebräunt K7707 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        Kun den staerke er fri. 2 bind.

      . Oversat af Karina Windfeld-Hansen. 2. oplag Kbhvn. 1951. 1019 s. Indbundet ubeskaret med de orig. omslag i smukt lavfalset milimeterbind af skind med skjulte hjörner og titel trykt i guld. Bindet signeret Anker Kysters Eftf. 1957 [Bent Andree]..

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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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      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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      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]

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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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