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        A QUESTION OF UPBRINGING

      Heinemann. London. 1951. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). A fine copy bound in a fine leather binding of recent full red morocco. Spine with five raised bands. The compartments decorated, ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original publishers spine is bound in at the rear. An attractive copy of the first volume in Powell's Dance to the Music of Time series.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Photograms of the Year. The Annual Review for 1925 of the World s Pictorial Photographic Work. Wichtige Sammlung der 17. Jahrgänge aus der verlassenschaftlichen Bibliothek nach weltbekannten, tschechischen Kunst-Photograph Jan Lauschmann (*1. April 1901 Raudnitz a. Elbe – +1. Januar 1991 Brünn). Umfasst diese Jahrgänge : 1924; 1929; 1930; 1931; 1932; 1933; 1934-5; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939 + 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1950; 1951. Ausser dem Jahrgang 1924 alle Einbände mit handschriftlicher Widmung von F. J. Mortimer & R. C. De Morgan auf Vorsatzplatz versehen.

      London, Iliffe & Sons, Ltd + "The Amateur Photographer 1924 - 1951 - OHLdr.mit Lederecken/OHLdr., 4° & 8° mit zahlreichen, sw. Bild-Aufnahmen auf Tafeln, Anzeigen u. Zeichnungen im Text. Schöne Einbände mit Vorderdecke- u. Rückengoldprägung. Vergoldeter Schnitt. Fast unbeschädigte Exemplare; minimal berieben und bestoßen. Stellenweise Seiten u. Vorsätze, manchmal auch die Decken (Jg. 1949 - 51) sehr gering fleckig. In dieser Zubereitung besonders selten. In sehr gutem Zustand. sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: en [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Las cosas del campo.

      - Málaga, El Arroyo de los Ángeles, 1951, 21,5 x 17 cm., 93 págs. + 3 h. (Gran ejemplar en primera edición conservando las cubiertas originales y con estuche en tela. Tirada de 200 ejemplares numerados en papel Ingrés). POESÍAS

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        A HALF-TIMBERED VILLAGE - PUFFIN BUILDING BOOK PC7, 8 and 9

      Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd, (1951).. FIRST EDITION (1951), large oblong 4to, 270 x 382 mm, 10¾ x 14¾ inches, 3 volumes: 1, 2, and 3, colour illustrated paper wraps, general instructions inside upper cover. Notes and drawings by Margaret and Alexander Potter inside lower cover. Printed in colours on 1 side of the paper, a whole village to cut out and assemble. Staples slightly rusty otherwise all are clean and crisp, uncut and have never been folded, no inscriptions. Each volume priced in lower margin of upper cover at 4s 4d including 10d purchase tax. An excellent set, very hard to find in any condition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Ginger Pye

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co.,, 1951. Octavo. Original yellow and blue cloth boards. With the dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout by the author. Light wear to ends of spine in the dust jacket with mild toning to rear panel and spine, gentle wear to flap folds, shallow chipping to ends of spine. A very attractive copy. First edition, first printing. The 1952 Newbery Medal winner for excellence in American children's literature. A heart warming story of two children and the puppy they love.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Selected Specimens of the Chinese Bronze Collection in the Hakkaku Art Museum; Hakkuku Kikkin Senshu

      Kobe, Japan: Hakkaku Art Museum, 1951. Presumed first and only printing. Published 1951. This book has primary text in Japanese and secondary text in English. Dark blue buckram spine, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering, and mushroom-colored boards with crisp blind-stamped image to rear board depicting a family crest of three oak leaves. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Immensely clean binding. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. With 17 numbered pages of text plus full-page plates of 55 objects in the collection (of 60 objects perhaps discussed in the volume), including four tipped-in color plates and the remainder B&W plates (item 18 has two full-page plates). A page of detailed commentary, in Japanese and in English, appears opposite each plate. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. With the original, plain-paper dust jacket, with black titling to the spine. The DJ is substantially chipped along the top and bottom edges. DJ now encased in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Near Fine copy in a Good DJ. Extremely scarce in any condition. The Hakkaku Art Museum in Kobe, Japan contains a significant collection of old Chinese art, including archaic Chinese bronzes. The original collection was that of Jihei Kano, the museum's founder. He became expert in the art of the Nara period in Japan and, consequently, in the relics of the Sui and T'ang Dynasties of China. Mr. Kano began collecting early in the 20th century when a great number of the ancient tombs of the T'ang Dynasty were excavated at Lo-Lang (also known as Lo-Yang) in present-day North Korea. During that ancient dynasty Lo-Lang was under Chinese control. Many of the gold, silver and bronze objects first collected by Mr. Kano were documented in the 1930 publication, Hakkaku-Cho. He subsequently acquired relics from Yin Dynasty tombs. In 1935, to preserve his treasures, he established the Hakkaku Art Museum. To commemorate the opening of the museum, he published Hakkaku Kikkinshu (Hakkaku Collection for Bronzes). In the years after opening the museum Mr. Kano added relics from the Yin and Chou Dynasties as well as from the Period of the Warring States. To commemorate his 90th birthday in 1951 he selected 60 objects from his collection and published them in the present volume. The objects illustrated mainly are old bronzes of the Yin Dynasty and applied art objects of the T'ang Dynasty. The Hakkaku Art Museum also contains a welath of objects from the period of the Warring States, the middle of the Chou Dynasty, and the Han and Six Dynasties.. First Edition. Buckram. Near Fine/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Good Shabbos, Everybody

      United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education 1951 - First Printing. Pictorial boards. Corners and spine tips lightly scuffed, else a Fresh, unmarked copy. Every page illustrated by Maurice Sendak -- one of his early works. Art consultant Leonard Weisgard. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Smarty Pants Books]
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        Hard not to be King

      House of Books, Ltd., New York, 1951 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies printed authentically SIGNED by Robert Frost. This is copy number 191 with the ORIGINAL publisher's acetate dustjacket with some wear with 191 written on the top corner. The book is in great shape and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Manchester University computer. Inaugural conference

      Bolton: Tillotson's, 1951. ?"The Best Single Account of the Ferranti Mark I Computer?" Manchester University. Manchester University computer. Inaugural conference. July [9-12] 1951. [Bolton: Tillotson?'s, 1951.] 40pp. Text illustrations. 282 x 215 mm. Original maroon printed stiff wrappers, title gilt-stamped on upper wrapper, bound with a maroon cord at the spine. Label removed from spine, light edgewear, but very good. From the library of the Institut für Praktische Mathematik, Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, with library stamps on front wrapper and title-leaf. First Edition. Rare program from the Manchester University Computer Inaugural Conference, the second of the early British computer conferences after the Cambridge University conference held in June 1949. ?"The Manchester University Conference was held to inaugurate the Ferranti Mark I computer. The machine had been delivered to the University in February 1951 and by the time of the conference it was at the center of a flourishing computer laboratory. The Ferranti Mark I was the first commercially manufactured computer in Britain (and arguably in the world). To commemorate the event Ferranti underwrote the cost of the slim but elegant conference proceedings. . . . The Mark I itself was described by F. C. Williams, and the corresponding paper in the proceedings, which is superbly illustrated, is the best single account of the Ferranti Mark I computer?" (Williams and Campbell-Kelly, The Early British Computer Conferences [1989], xiii). As a major English industrial concern embarking upon a new business, Ferranti seems to have planned this conference with sales in mind. The program for the conference was elegantly printed and illustrated (a notable contract to the Cambridge conference?'s dittoed and mimeographed conference materials), and was probably intended at least in part as a sales brochure. The list of attendees at the meeting published at the back of the proceedings shows that at least half were representatives of large industrial concerns—potential buyers of the Mark I—rather than the small group of academics and computing professionals that had attended the Cambridge conference two years earlier. In keeping with the commercial aspects of the conference, the manager of sales for the computer division of Ferranti, Dr. B. V. Bowden, delivered a paper on ?"The application of calculating machines to business and commerce?" promoting the use of computers in these fields: "Far more arithmetic is done every day for the purposes of business and commerce than is done in all the scientific and mathematical laboratories of the world. It is reasonable to enquire if these computing machines, which have been designed so far for purely scientific use, can be applied to the general problems of business and commerce. It is as well to remind ourselves of the speed of which these machines are capable; for example, experience shows that the average comptometer operator will perform and check about four hundred 10 x 10 decimal digital multiplications in an average eight-hour working day. The Manchester University machine on the other hand will multiply two 10-digit numbers together in less than three milliseconds, which means that it will, in a few seconds, do as much work as a comptometer operator does in a day. Furthermore, the machine is capable of remembering several hundred thousand digits, which is equivalent to the contents of a small filing system, all this information being available to the machine almost instantaneously whenever required" (p. 30). Bowden later edited Faster than Thought, first published in 1953. Origins of Cyberspace 774 (this copy).

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        The Silver Locusts (The Martian Chronicles) - SIGNED

      Rupert Hart - Davis, London, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First English Edition., Signed By AuthorRay Bradbury's second book, the first English Edition (titled "The Martian Chronicles in the US). SIGNED by the author on the title page. Near fine in an equally fine dust jacket. Very light soiling on the jacket's rear panel, else no flaws to speak of. A beautiful copy, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST (A la Recherche du Temps Perdu) Swann's way; Within a budding grove; The Guermantes way; Cities of the Plain; The Captive; The Sweet cheat gone; Time Regained (translated by Stephen Hudson)

      Chatto & Windus. London. 1951-55. Reprint of 1941 Uniform Edition. 12 Volumes - Complete. 8vo. (7.1 x 4.8 inches). Bright and clean copies in fine contemporary leather bindings of quarter red Morocco. Spines with four raised bands, each decorated with a gilt floral pattern. Compartments numbered and lettered in gilt, including the initials of a previous owner (J. B. D) to the bottom of each spine. Red cloth on boards. Plain green endpapers. An attractive set of mid twentieth century bindings in very good condition. The bindings aren't signed but are certainly the work of a master Bookbinder.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Eli. Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels.

      Malmö 1951. - 74 Seiten mit 1 Zeichnung von Esaias Thoren. Gr.-8°. Halbleinen. Einband etwas gebräunt u. fleckig, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Buchblock etwas locker. Besitzeintrag mit Kugelschreiber auf fliegendem Vorsatz. Bereits 1943-1944 entstandenes Werk, als Privatdruck bei Forssell in Malmö gedruckt in Blau und Schwarz. Eines von 200 numerierten, von Nelly Sachs eigenhändig signierten Exemplaren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kaner & Kaner GbR]
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        A Change of World. With a foreword by W. H. Auden

      New haven: Yale University Press, 1951. First edition, one of 551 copies. 8vo. . Original raspberry boards. Faintly dusty, else fine in fine printed dustwrapper. A superb copy . Published when Rich was a 21-year-old senior at Radcliffe, A Change of World is the poet's first mature book, preceded only by juvenilia. Volume 48 of the Yale Younger Poets series edited by W. H. Auden

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Rake's Progress: An Opera in Three Acts by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman.

      Boosey & Hawkes, London, etc. 1951 - 414 pp. Folio, conductor's score. With US two-cent stamp of Stravinsky affixed to the title page. Full score. London: Boosey & Hawkes, c1949, 1950, 1951. (Composed 1948-1951.) Plate number B&H 17853. PO Sig, Professional markings in red in blue pencil. De Lerma R3. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veery Books]
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        The Spinner, 1951

      Atelier de Taille Douce, Saint Prex, Switzerland - 2/1000. Hardcover folio, 20.75 x 17 inches, housing a beautiful print of Smith's "The Spinner" , from his 'Spanish Village' series, 1951. Number 2 of 1000 edition copies, numbered and signed by an agent of Smith's estate. Image measures approximately 12.5 x 7.5 inches, on sheet of handmade rag paper measuring 20 x 16 inches. With transparent vellum guard, printed with the following description: "Hand-pulled dust grained gravure made from an original print, in an edition of one thousand, plus one hundred artist's proofs. The plate was made by Jon Goodman. The edition was printed at Atelier de Taille Douce, Saint Prex, Switzerland. The mold- made cotton rag paper was produced especially for this edition by Georges Duchene at Moulin de Larroque, Lalinde, France. Each gravure has been approved by john G. Morris, agent for the heirs of W. Eugene Smith, and has been engraved with an authorized stamp." With said stamp, a blind embossed title, at the lower right of the sheet. In near fine condition with faint 2 inch crease to the lower left side, present on the covers, and less noticeably on the print. William Eugene Smith (December 30, 1918, Wichita, Kansas - October 15, 1978, Tucson, Arizona) was an American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his brutally vivid World War II photographs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        French Country Cooking

      London: John Lehmann Ltd.,, 1951. Decorated by John Minton. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Menu from a Dinner in Honour of The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill on his Admission to the Honorary Freedom of the City of Sheffield, 16th April 1951, signed by both Winston and Clementine Churchill

      Sheffield, 1951. Near fine. This item comes from the personal collection of ChurchillÂ’s bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. This is an original menu card signed by Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, from a 16 April 1951 dinner in Sheffield honouring Winston Churchill on his admission to the Honorary Freedom of the City of Sheffield. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. Churchill would remain Leader of the Opposition until the British General Election of October 1951, when the Conservatives won 321 seats to LabourÂ’s 295, returning Churchill to Downing Street at the age of 77. He would remain Prime Minister until April 1955. Mid-April 1951 found Churchill hard at work on completion of the final volumes of his war memoirs and arguing with Clementine over the presence of ChurchillÂ’s proof-reader, C. C. Wood, in a small studio room at their Hyde Park Gate home which Clementine wanted to reclaim. In the House of Commons, deliberations and political theatre were underway concerning the seventh budget introduced since Labour had come to power. Churchill spoke in the House of Commons on the budget and economy on 10 April and was preparing to speak in the House on defence on 19 April. On the 11th of April, Churchill had sent President Truman a telegram about the PresidentÂ’s dismissal of General MacArthur: “...your action in asserting the authority of the civil power over military commanders, however able or distinguished, will receive universal approval in England.” Only half a year thereafter, Churchill would return to the premiership. He would, however, lose the battle for the continued presence of Mr. Wood, who eventually agreed to work from home rather than at Hyde Park Gate, despite ChurchillÂ’s emphatic protestations to Clementine (“I will not have him turned out now... We are at the crisis of the book - I use him on the book every hour of the day.”). Apparently the Wood issue was not enough to disturb marital comity. On Monday, 16th April, 1951 Winston and Clementine attended a dinner at Town Hall in Sheffield in honour of Churchill being admitted to the Honorary Freedom of the City. Here is an original menu from that dinner, signed on the blank verso by both Winston and Clementine Churchill. The menu measures 8 x 4.5 inches, and is printed in gilt and black on cream card stock with the gilt embossed arms of Sheffield. Condition is near-fine. The card is complete with no creases or tears. We note trivial wear at the corners and very light overall soiling. Both signatures, inked in blue, remain bright and clear, ClementineÂ’s larger and just above that of Winston. The menu is protected within an archival mylar sleeve.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        REQUIEM FOR A NUN

      New York:: Random House. (1951). First edition. His part novel, part play sequel to SANCTUARY. Number 204 of 750 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies. Three-quarters cloth with marbled paper boards. Spine and edges of rear board sunned though still bright; otherwise near fine in original acetate. Issued without a slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Foundation

      Gnome 1951 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page SIGNED by Isaac Asimov on a laid in signature. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the spine ends and panels. This original dustjacket has NO fading that is found on most copies, and the $2.75 price is present on the front flap. The book is in nice shape with minor wear to the spine and panels. The book is tight, and square, no cocking. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION, with the original first issue dustjacket SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Foundation Trilogy

      Gnome Press, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, first EditionsSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, Copyright dates, 1951, 1952 and 1953 each book, a first edition, a first printing, in a first state binding each edition in first state dust jackets (per Curry). Three volumes comprising Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Including Foundation 1951, Foundation and Empire 1952 and Second Foundation 1953. Each a very good copy, clean internally with tight bindings. Some shelfware to the lower board edges and some light moisture staining on a portion of the front Board of Foundation And a Portion of Both Boards of Second Foundation. Though no other moisture residue or staining are aparent anywhere else on any of the volumes. Empire and second foundation have a 2 cm x 4 cm bookstore bookplate pasted to the lower right corner of the inside flyleaf. Each dust jacket is very good and is not price clipped. Some soiling to each rear panel, a touch of rubbing to each spine panel and some edge wear and chipping at the spine edges. Some light soiling to the interior of each jacket. Other defects specific to each volume includes foundation jacket, which comes across as light brown spots (difficult to spot within the cosmos-orientated jacket design) a 2.5 cm x 1 cm open tear at the center top edge of the front panel of Foundation and Empire jacket and a 1 inch closed tear at the top edge of the rear panel near the flap fold on the same book. A 3 cm x 2cm open tear to the bottom right corner of the front panel of the Second Foundation. Despite the defects listed each volume shows nicely in the clear covers (see photos).A landmark series in the annals of science fiction literature and the winner of the Hugo award for best all-time series. These three volumes present beautifully with their Kyle, Cartier and Binkley classic jacket illustrations.Bright clean text, a very sought after rare and collectible set of books, Science Fiction

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Small Archive

      Chapel Hill. 1951-69. A small archive of material from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green and his wife Elizabeth to Gregg Sinclair, President of the University of Hawaii, comprising three Typed Letters Signed and thirteen custom-printed Christmas cards, of which three are Inscribed with an additional sentiment. The letters, dated September 14, 1951 through December 22, 1952, detail Green's visit to Hawaii as part of his study of international drama, music, and dance. The holiday greetings, dating from 1957 through 1970, become increasingly more elaborate. Beginning in 1958 the Greens composed an original verse for the holidays which, for several years, they set to music. One early letter has some modest foxing else all items are fine in a custom cloth clamshell case. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Romerike Berge. Zeitschrift für Heimatpflege im Bergischen Land. 1. Jahrgang 1950 bis 30. Jahrgang 1980 in 29 Bänden + 1 Registerband 1-15 (Jahrgang 19+20 in einem Band)

      Köln/Westdeutscher Verlag 1951 (1951-1981) - In Leinen gebunden. Buchrücken und Einband an den Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben / bestoßen. Jahrgang 3,7,12 + 23 Buchdeckel leicht fleckig. Jahrgang 21 Rücken unten leicht eingerissen. Jahrgang 21 + 23 Rücken mit Nummer beschrieben. Sonst sehr ordentlich - sauber, fest und vollständig, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen!!! - Ihr Versandantiquariat Der-Philo-soph, der Online-Händler mit der schnellen Lieferung! An Werktagen versandfertig innerhalb 24 Stunden! 5105 S. Deutsch 14000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La tete contre les Murs. (Signed, leather)

      Aux Editions Eliane Norberg, Paris 1951 - 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. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Eli. Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels

      Malmö, Forssel 1951. 26 cm. 74, (2) Seiten mit Illustrationen von Esaias Thorén. Original-Verlagseinband, Halbleineneinband im Pappschuber - WG2 5 - Kindlers NLL 14, 563f - Erstausgabe ihrer 1943 im Exil entstandene Dichtung. Privatdruck. Nr. 120 von 200 Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk von der Autorin signiert. Außerdem auf dem Vorsatz 3-zeilige handschriftliche Widmung der Autorin (vom Vorbesitzer datiert: 10. 12. 58). Schönes Exemplar, Schuber an den Kanten schwache Lichtränder. -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Joe DiMaggio signed pictorial biography with authentication "I was really pea-green I remember a reporter asking me for a 'quote' on something or other and I was so dumb I didn't even know what a 'quote' was I thought it was some kind of soft drink "

      "Book Signed, ""Joe DiMaggio"" on title page, Book title ""Joe DiMaggio, The Yankee Clipper"", by Tom Meany, 8vo, 25 pp. , published by A. S. Barnes Company, New York, The Barnes All-Star Library Edition, 1951, pictorial cover of DiMaggio swinging the bat, baseball statistics on end papers, 14 bw photographs. LOA provided from PSA/DNA Authentication Services. Binding is secure although binding threads are visible. Edge and scuff wear to cover with spine nicks and peel. Scribble to upper blank corner of front end paper, otherwise inner pages are unblemished. DiMaggio signature is bold and clean in blue ink."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        AFFICHE AIR FRANCE : AMERIQUE DU NORD

      - Date : 1951 Dimensions : 63x100cm Imp : Perceval, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        Pogo et al (3 Vols.)

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1951. Three volumes in three quarter green morocco with marbled boards and matching end papers. 5 raised bands with gilt titling and ornamentation. 2 vols. octavo and 1 quarto. Contains the following titles: Pogo, I Go Pogo, The Pogo Papers, The Incompleat Pogo, Uncle Pogo So-So Stories, and The Pogo Stepmother Goose. Front free endpapers of each volume are inscribed with Pogo drawing and signature of Walt Kelly. The quarto volume contains an explanation by the incribee's brother of the biblio background of these volumes of which only 2 sets exist.. Inscribed By the Author. First Thus Various Printings. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

      [Bookseller: The Title Page ABAA]
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        Good Shabbos, Everybody

      United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education (1951). Illustrated boards with rubbing at edges and along spine, bottom of spine chipped, boards and text are very clean and bright. Illustrated in color and b&w throughout by Sendak, one of his earliest titles, scarce and usually found in terrible condition, this is a nice copy.. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket As Issued. 4to.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        Physical studies of nucleic acid. Offprint, Signed by Wilkins & Gosling

      1951. Crystalline Structure of DNA Wilkins, Maurice (1916- ); Gosling, Raymond; & Seeds, W. E. Physical studies of nucleic acid. Nucleic acid: An extensible molecule? Offprint from Nature 167 (May 12, 1951). 8vo. 7pp. Text illustrations. 213 x 140 mm. Original printed wrappers. Fine copy, signed by Gosling and Wilkins on the front wrapper. First Separate Edition. On 12 May 1950, at a meeting of the Faraday Society, Wilkins obtained from the Swiss scientist Rudolf Signer a sample of sodium thymonucleate, an improved DNA extract that preserved the long, fragile molecule's structure. While preparing part of this sample for study, Wilkins 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. (Judson, Eighth Day of Creation [1996], p. 78) Wilkins, who had no training in x-ray diffraction, took his DNA fibers to Raymond Gosling, a graduate student in physics at King's College who was then performing crystallography studies of ram's sperm using an antiquated x-ray apparatus in the basement of the college's chemistry department. Because the apparatus was not well suited to fiber work, 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. (Judson, pp. 78-79)Thus began Wilkins's x-ray diffraction studies of DNA, which would gain for him a share of the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine (the other two recipients of the 1962 prize were James Watson and Francis Crick). However, for several reasons-inadequate x-ray equipment being one of them-Wilkins put the DNA crystallography studies on hold for fifteen months, resuming them seriously only after the arrival at King's of Rosalind Franklin, a biologist highly skilled in x-ray diffraction techniques. However, Wilkins did publish "a couple of notes" (Judson, p. 79) on his researches in late 1950 and early 1951. The first, entitled "Ultra-violet microspectrographic studies of nucleoproteins and crystal of biological interest," was a preliminary notice that "went little further than the work of Torbjˆrn Caspersson ten years earlier" (Judson, p. 651); the second, which we are offering here in offprint form, gives the details of Wilkins and Gosling's initial investigations. Published with it is a paper by Mary and Robert Fraser entitled "Evidence on the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid from measurements with polarized infra-red radiation." Olby, The Path to the Double Helix, pp. 332-35 (including illustration taken from Wilkins & Gosling's paper). Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, pp. 863-68.

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Little, Brown. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1951. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; VG+ dustjacket rear panel includes photograph of author removed from all later editions by author's demand .

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        The Sea Around Us

      Oxford University Press, New York, 1951, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 5¾" by 8½", Carson's second book, a popular account of the wonders of the oceans. Scarce early edition. Bibliographically complex, most copies offered as 'first editions' are actually book club issue. According to collector Steve Messier, who studied Carson's letters to and from her publisher, the true first has a two-line copyright statement - no mention of H Wolff - and no statement of later printing; and is bound in either an extremely scarce and delicate flat paper over boards, the very first state, of which perhaps 100 were issued only to reviewers, the rest being rebound in a glossy paper over boards, as we have here. The jacket appears in several more states. The earliest has three horizontal lines representing fathom marks on the upper front jacket flap and no reviews on that flap. The second state, which we have, has three fathom marks and two reviews. Later states have three reviews and only two fathom marks; yet later states have but one review by Thor Heyerdahl and two fathom marks. No early version has a price on the flap. On the earliest states, the rear jacket copy ends in 'coral reefs'; later states mentions Carson's Guggenheim Award. Hardcover, decorated paper over boards, white titling. Shows some edgewear, foxing, light general wear; endshhets & title page foxed; page edges foxed; jacket lightly rubbed and foxed, light edgewear. Text clean; vii, blank, 230 pages; index, bibliography, decorated endsheets.

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        The Memoirs of Solar Pons

      Sauk City: Mycroft and Moran. 1951. First. First edition. Introduction by Ellery Queen. A tiny name stamp on the bottom page edge, and a small, very faint date stamp on the title page, else a fine copy in a fine, fresh and bright dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by the author. A beautiful copy. .

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        The Memoirs of Solar Pons - The Casebook of Solar Pons - The Adventures of the Orient Express - Praed Street Papers

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Mycroft & Moran 1951 - Sauk City, Wisconsin: Mycroft & Moran, 1951 - 1965. First Editions, First Printings. Near fine copies in near fine dustwrappers. New York: The Candlelight Press 1965 - 1965. First Editions, First Printings. Near fine copies in near fine wrappers. CHF 500. These books part of our Catalogue 11: Crime, Spy, Mystery, Adventure, War and Pulp Fiction, a copy of which you can order from us. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Southern Cross: A Novel of the South Seas

      Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. 255pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] 1/4 red cloth over black boards. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Silhouette woodcut in red on front board. Fine. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet. Laid in is a lengthy and warm letter from the author to the inscribee.& & Introduction by Rockwell Kent. A wordless novel in the tradition of Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward that tells the story of an island in the South Pacific (clearly Bikini Atoll although the author states otherwise in the introduction) and the idyllic and simple lives of the native inhabitants whose lives change dramatically with the arrival of a [U.S.] military presence and atomic testing. One of the most dramatic and chilling wordless novels ever produced.& & "The bomb, that steel-clad dove of peace, is lowered to the ocean floor. The zero hour nears. A finger presses on the key. And to the island that was Eden, to every living creature but one child of man, to the birds of the air, to the fish of the sea, comes in one blinding flash the everlasting peace of death." - from the introduction by Rockwell Kent

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        THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER Years of Adventure 1874 - 1920 [ Signed 1st ]

      Macmillan, 1951, Hardcover, First Edition; Second PrintingVery Good in a Good dust jacket. Chips and tears to jacket. Some foxing to interior. Toning to end pages and pastedowns. ; Signed and inscribed by Herbert Hoover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author

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        The Dark Chateau and Other Poems

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1951. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. F/VG: Fine condition octavo in black cloth covered boards and a Very Good condition DJ. DJ is rubbed at the corners and along the front flap. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        MARRIAGE OF CUPID AND PSYCHE.The story as first set down by Lucius Apuleius in his "Transformations" which is called "The Golden Ass".re-told by Walter Pater in the pages of his novel, "Marius the Epicurean"

      New York The Limited Editions Club 1951 - First Edition. One of 1500 copies printed by Warren Chappell and SIGNED by Edmund Dulac. 6 fine color plates by Dulac. Large, royal 8vo, handsomely bound in the publisher's full white vellum, lettered and decorated in gilt, housed in the original slipcase. 64, [2] pp. A fine copy, the slipcase with only light evidence of age or shelving. FIRST EDITION HANDSOMELY BOUND AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, EDMUND DULAC. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Little, Brown. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1951. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; VG+ dustjacket rear panel includes photograph of author removed from all later editions by author's demand .

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        Typed letter signed by Chaim Weizmann as the first President of Israel ~ "I too, as you know, am old and don't leave my house very often... I pray that your older years will not be a burden... but only of much pleasure - I believe this is the best of wishes... "

      "Typed letter signed ""Chaim Weizmann"", in Hebrew, as President of Israel, one page, 6.5"" x 9"", March 23, 1951, on official letterhead, to a friend in Tel Aviv. Fine condition.""I was recently informed that you are celebrating your eighty-fifth birthday and I would like to send you my best wishes and blessings... I often think about you and your family and wonder if you and the girls are all right. I too, as you know, am old and don't leave my house very often. If it were not so, it would be an honor for me to visit you... I pray that your older years will not be a burden... but only of much pleasure - I believe this is the best of wishes... ""."

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