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        Untitled (Panama University)

      (1951). Photograph in near fine condition, with soiling and edgewear to the board.. Original 13 X 10 1/2 inch print by Ezra Stoller mounted onto a 14 X 14 inch board; SIGNED by the photographer. Representative of Stoller's interest in monuments of modern architecture, this image depicts a minimalist structure at Panama University, designed by architects Ricardo J. Bermudez, Guillermo De Roux, and Octavio M?ndez Guardia. Presumably used for publication purposes, the board has several pencil notations written on both sides, with the photographer's stamp and three stickers adhered to the verso.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc. ]
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        THE DARK CHATEAU AND OTHER POEMS

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House,. 1951. Octavo,. cloth.. Mild bumps to spine ends, mild tanning to paste-downs, else a fine. copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild age-darkening to spine. lettering and touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips. Quite a. nice copy. Signed or inscribed copies of this book are very uncommon.. (#132269). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Smith to A. Langley Searles on the front free endpaper: "For A. Langley Searles, / with compliments of / Clark Ashton Smith / Dec. 12th, 1951." 563 copies printed. A selection of forty poems, ably showing off his brand of the fantastic, which was heavily influenced by the French Decadents. His sixth collection of poems and the first of three issued by Arkham House. "Lyric poetry offered Smith (as it did Lovecraft and, arguably Poe, as well) a purer form for the expression of his chief literary genius, which was the painting of fantastic tableaus, vignettes and landscapes with little need for character, dialogue or action." - Robert Eldridge.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Death In The Air

      Avon Books #379, New York 1951 - Housed in handsome custom made lucite box. Signed by Agatha Christie. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BROOKLYN BOOKS]
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        INDOCHINE SUD-EST ASIATIQUE N° 1 À 13

      Société Asiatique d'Editions décembre 1951-décembre 1952, Saïgon - Reliure cuir rouge, 31cm x 25cm, 12 numéros avec couvertures illustrées en couleurs, 80pp par numéro mais 96pp pour le n°3-4 (presque tous les feuillets de publicité manquent sauf pour le n°11), très nombreuses photos en n/bl et en couleurs, cartes, 2,61kg. Petites usures au bord gauche du second plat, quasi-totalité des feuillets de publicités absents (sauf au n°11), couverture verso du n°1 avec plis et petite déchirure au bord gauche, sinon excellent état. Tête de collection de cette revue, abondamment illustrée en n/bl et en couleurs, née de la fusion des deux grandes revues françaises d'Extrême-Orient "Sud-Est Asiatique" et "Caravelle illustrée". Principaux articles des 5 premiers numéros (la liste des principaux articles des 13 numéros sera adressée sur demande): N°1 de décembre 1951: 1946-1951: Comment l'Amérique a évolué (dans sa politique indochinoise), par Raymond Cartier (2pp). de Lattre convainc les Américains, par Lucien Bodard, envoyé spécial (4pp). Le Vietminh dans l'impasse, par Pierre Célerier (6pp). Pacification de l'île de la flibuste (l'île de Cu Lao Ré), par François Sully (6pp). Le bataille du caoutchouc (6pp). Parachutage sur le Haut-Laos, par Robert-Charles Romilly (6pp). Le monde déconcentrationnaire, par Robert Aeschelmann (à propos d'un camp de prisonniers vietminhs en Cochinchine, dirigé par le Lieutenant Gardère, de la Légion étrangère) (4pp). Nuages sur la Birmanie, par Lucien Bodard (6pp). Charme de Hué, par H. Guibier (6pp). N° 2 de janvier 1952: Le Haut-Conseil de l'Union Française (3pp). La médecine vietnamienne, par Tran-Tuong (4pp). La guerre de Malaisie, par Lucien Bodard (reportage) (6pp). La suprématie aérienne, garant de la sécurité et de la paix dans le Pacifique, par le Général Chassin (Commandant de l'Air en Extrême-Orient) (3pp). Un article sur les combats dans la Plaine des Joncs, par Robert Aeschelmann (8pp). Un article sur les combats en pays Thaï autour de Nghia-Lo (Bataillon Thaï et 2e Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes), par Edouard Axelrad (6pp). Le panthéon brahmanique au Cambodge, par André Marchal (Conservateur des ruines d'Angkor) (4pp). Drame social et militaire aux Philippines: Les Hucks, par Jacques Grobois (4pp). Un article sur Phnom-Penh port de mer, par Jacques de la Ferrière (4pp). Un article sur les combats à Cho Ben, à Hoa Binh et dans la vallée de la Rivière noire (Tonkin) (Légion, Tabors, Muong, Marine), par François Sully (3pp). N° 3-4 de février-mars: N° Spécial consacré au Maréchal Jean de Lattre, à l'occasion de son décès: Les grands moments de sa vie (5pp); Hommage, par Jean Letourneau (1p); De Lattre en Indochine, bilan d'une grande année, par J(ean)-P(ierre) D(annaud) (10pp); Un Croisé français des temps modernes, par Graham Jenkins (3pp); Ses funérailles (4pp en couleurs). Le Vietnam sous le signe du Dragon, par Doan Quan Tan (6pp). Message de S.M. Bao-Daï à l'occasion du Nouvel An Vietnamien (2pp). Convulsions siamoises, par B. Tesselin (à propos des récents coups d'Etat en Thaïlande) (4pp). Un article sur l'Ecole Française d'Extrême-Orient, par son Directeur Louis Malleret (6pp). Un article sur le port de Saïgon la nuit, par Bruno Rajan (8pp). Psychanalyse de l'Armée de l'Union Française, par Lucien Bodard (à propos notamment des Légionnaires et des combattants vietminh passés dans l'autre camp) (7pp). Le Vietminh au Cambodge, par Pierre Christian (avec photos saisies au camp de formation des cadres vietminh de Kum dans la province de Kampot) (5pp). Un article sur la N.R.P., la Réserve Nationale de Police japonaise (embryon d'armée entraînée par les Américains), par Bernard Ullmann (4pp). N° 5 d'avril: Permanence et rénovation de l'esprit Légion (8pp). Un reportage à Bali par Alain de Prelle (6pp). Naissance d'une armée nationale, par le Général Nguyên-Van-Hinh (6pp). Un article sur le théâtre traditionnel chinois, par Jean-Michel de Kermadec (6pp). Pourquoi je ne combats plus, par Chu Van Duc, Capitaine vietminh fait prisonnier à Xom-Pheo (3pp). Un ar

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        Thin Paper Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary

      Springfield, Mass., G. & C. Merriam Co.,, 1951. Based on Webster's New International Dictionary Second Edition. Octavo. Contemporary full red morocco by Maurin, titles and decoration to spine gilt, multiple fillet border to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. Thumb index edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed Letter Signed "Charles" with a handwritten postscript

      Darien, CT 1951 - 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, Scott's Cove, Darien, Connecticut, August 14, 1951. Written to Frederic R. Coudert, international law attorney and powerful political power broker, declining to attend a function due to a need to maintain his and Anne's privacy, in part: ".A certain amount of publicity almost invariably arises when we go to dinners or meetings, and we are most anxious to continue living quietly with our children. It is difficult to describe the relief it has been to us to be able to move about normally, to go to restaurants, theaters, etc. in the city without being recognized, pointed out, and pestered with requests for autographs etc. One loses contact with the essential elements of life when one is too constantly on newspapers pages." Lindbergh adds a handwritten closing: "I am extremely sorry that circumstances prevent our being with you that evening." Very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Log from the Sea of Cortez

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1951. The narrative portion of the book, Sea of Cortez, by John Steinbeck and E. F. Ricketts, 1941, here reissued with a profile "About Ed Ricketts". Octavo. Original dark red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, top edge red, red map endpapers. With the dust jacket. 2 portrait frontispieces. An exceptional copy in the bright, price-clipped jacket that has some nicks to the extremities. First edition, first printing. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original Dustwrapper Artwork for Dance of Death

      Collins, London 1951 - The finished artwork for the first edition d/w of this book, image 13.5" x 17" (33.8cm x 42.5cm) in gouache and watercolour on artboard, with Collins printer's yellow instruction sheet on the verso, not signed, artist unknown [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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        JERUSALEM. The Emanation of the Giant Albion

      London: Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, [1951]. 4to, (6), ix text, and 100 pochoir colorplates. Blue buckram, gilt title. Very good copy in a new slipcase. Limited to 516 copies. The definitive facsimile of one of BlakeÕs greatest works and the first of the magnificent series of facsimiles created by the Trianon Press of BlakeÕs illuminated books. The Preludium is by Joseph Wicksteed and the Bibliographical Statement by Geoffrey Keynes. Bentley 78. "Blake's etched copperplates, giving the text of his poem and the basis of the designs, were printed by him in a rich orange ink and were then illuminated by hand in water colours and gold. The etched base has now been reproduced by collotype in orange and the prints have then been coloured by hand by a stencilling process, so that the final result bears the closest possible resemblance to Blake's original plates. An average of forty-four applications of water colours was required for each full page illustration, of which there are four. Of the remainder, fifty-one have some text with designs filling half the page or more, and thirty-five have text with small marginal decorations.". (Introduction)

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        SHOW BUSINESS IS NO BUSINESS

      New York: Simon & Schuster, (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. Illustrated by the author. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the artist on the page with the publisher's logo: "For the Heyn's/with much love/HIRSCHFELD 7/77." In addition Hirschfeld has drawn an ORIGINAL SELF-PORTRAIT incorporating the Simon & Schuster spotlight transforming it into a bass that he is strumming. While signed books by Hirschfeld are still readily obtainable, those with original drawings, especially one such as this that superbly captures the artist's wit and imagination, have become quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Fishing: Notes of a Fisherman. Together with An English Translation of Fishing: Notes By a Lover of Fishing

      N.P., N.P. 1951 - Includes two volumes, the original 1951 first edition in Yiddish, and the 2005 English translation, one of only seven copies published. Slipcase absent. The original is bound in tan and red cloth and has some light shelf soil, shallow internal crack to front hinge, and has a long inscription in Yiddish signed by the author and dated 1951 on the front free endpaper, pages otherwise clean and unmarked. The English translation is bound in red cloth and is in fine condition, signed by Karl J. Van Valkenburgh and John Mundt, with AF-3 hand lettered at the lower edge of the title page (probably #3 of the 7 copies). Signed by the Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        [Radio script]: Hamlet. Adapted for Radio by John Gielgud

      [No place]: United States Steel Corporation presents The Theatre Guild on the Air. 1951. First. Marked "First [struck through] Second Revise." Quarto. Stapled mimeographed leaves printed rectos only. 107pp. Some foxing and moderate wear on the first and last leaves, very good. An adaptation of the famous play, with the ownership signature and extensive corrections in the hand of the director Homer Fickett. The Theatre Guild on the Air began as an hour long dramatic series on radio and later for television (from 1953 to 1963) sponsored by the United States Steel Corporation. OCLC locates two copies of an adaptation of Hamlet by Gielgud, at a slightly later date. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Dance to the Music of Time. Complete in twelve volumes comprising A Question of Upbringing, A Buyer's Market, The Acceptance World, At Lady Molly's, Casanova's Chinese Restaurant, The Kindly Ones, The Valley of Bones, The Soldier's Art, The Military Phi

      Heinemann, London 1951-1975 First Editions, first printings. 8vo. Original publisher's uniform bindings. A trace of light spotting to the top- and fore-edges of four volumes, and several small areas of staining to the board upper edges of the third volume ('The Acceptance World'). A very nice, crisp set housed in the original Broom-Lynne designed dust wrappers, that of the second volume ('A Buyer's Market') being from a second impression text, but all of the rest in their correct first printing non-price-clipped wrappers, several slightly chafed and nicked at edges but most fine or virtually fine. Also included is a proof copy of the first edition of 'The Military Philosophers'. A very good set of Powell's celebrated sequence - a Burgess Ninety-Nine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway.

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

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Curtains For Three

      Viking Press, New York 1951 - Inscribed and dated by the author on the front-free end-paper: "10/11/51 For Jim McGovern - with grateful appreciation for his gallant rescue of a lady in distress - Rex Stout". Front-free end-paper also has previous owner's name and address stamp. Head and tail of book spine are bumped, especially the lower front corner of spine. Boards are lightly soiled overall with sunning to the spine and extreme edges. Head of page edges has several small areas of discoloration, the largest being 1/2" by 3/16". Tiny flecks of dirt on head and tail of page and board edges. Very good minus dust jacket is rubbed and chipped with loss up to 1/4" at head and tail of spine. Lower front corner of jacket spine has a 7/8" diagonal closed tear with several adjacent creases. Fore-edge corners are rubbed with slight amount of loss; fore-edge folds are also rubbed, especially the back fold. All upper and lower edges are thoroughly creased. Back jacket panel and jacket spine have intermittent rubs. White text on jacket spine shows signs of soil. Not price clipped. Please use close-up options for best inspection. Additional photos available at your request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: R & G Bliss Books]
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        Industry Map of El Paso, El Paso County, TX

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, rev. 1958. 1951 - Blueline print, 36" x 91". From Anapra station point, near Bowen and Brickland station points to Ed Anderson Municipal Airport, and Rio Grande River north to Biggs Field. WIth Index to Industries, approx 650 entries indexed to map by number. Scale approx 1" = 1000'.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Nuclear Structure. Collection of offprints 1951-1954, including Bohr's doctoral dissertation.

      - 7 publications. Copenhagen & New York 1951-54. Several items with handwritten notes and formulas. Bound in a brown cloth-backed volume with title in gold (Nuclear Structure I. 1951-54) on spine. * * Aage Bohr's own copy of the seminal publications by which he and Ben Mottelson established themselves as leaders in the field of nuclear structure. Their pioneering work, for which they won the Nobel Prize in 1975, was later summed up in the monograph 'Nuclear Structure I-II' (1969-75). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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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." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Manifeste Mystique - ( Mystic Manifesto )

      Paris: Robert J. Godet, 1951. Portfolio. VeryGood.

      [Bookseller: Schwabe Books]
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        A superb example of Kennedy's signature from his early days in Congress

      Typed Letter Signed, "John F. Kennedy," as Congressman, 1 page, 6.25" x 9" on his official Congressional stationery, Boston, July 6, 1951 to William C. Girotti of West Springfield, Massachusetts. Offered together with the original transmittal envelope bearing Kennedy's printed franking signature. Two light horizontal creases, else very fine condition with a dark, bold signature. Kennedy writes a short but polite note to Mr. Girotti, a resident of West Springfield, Massachusetts: "It certainly was nice talking with you while I was in Springfield. I hope to see you again soon." An excellent example of Kennedy's signature from his final term in the House. He would begin his run for Senate against Henry Cabot Lodge soon afterwards, defeating the established Republican powerhouse in the 1952 election.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Three Fragments from the Posthumous Papers of Conrad Fiedler MDCCCXLI-MDCCCXCV.

      Lexington, KY Stamperia del Santuccio 1951 - Octavo, 182pp. One of 152 unnumbered copies printed by Carolyn Reading in black and red American Uncial type on Japanese Hosho paper. Translated from the German by Victor Hammer and Thornton Sinclair with an introduction by Hammer. Autograph note from Hammer to Florentine scholar Ulrich Middeldorf laid in. Middeldorf's copy with his bookplate and a small note in pencil on the front paste-down. Scattered foxing to leaves and boards, spine sunned, fore-corners bumped. Prospectus bound in. (Holbrook, p.42) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Bestie del 900

      Firenze: Vallecchi, 1951. ril mezza tela, sovrac (half-cloth binding, dj). Ottimo (Fine). 8vo. Prima edizione (First Edition)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        A CITY WINTER AND OTHER POEMS TWO DRAWINGS BY LARRY RIVERS

      New York: Editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, "1951" [i.e. 1952].. Small quarto. Linen and decorated boards, spine panel lettered in gilt. Frontis and two illustrations by Rivers. Extremities a bit rubbed and modestly darkened, spine a bit sunned and smudged, but a very good copy. First edition, deluxe issue. One of twenty numbered deluxe copies printed on Japanese Kochi paper, specially bound, with an original graphite and wash drawing (24.2 x 15.2 cm; 9.5 x 6") by Larry Rivers tipped in to serve as the frontispiece (in this case, of a male nude, signed "Rivers"). The ordinary issue consisted of another 280 copies on Arches (although the colophon called for 130, and many copies were issued unnumbered and without wrappers). Not all of the drawings used for this special issue were signed by the artist. One of the most significant first books of its generation, a key book among those associated with the New York "School" of Poetry, and, in this deluxe issue, an uncommon book. SMITH A1b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A City Winter and Other Poems

      New York: Editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. 1951. First. Folded and gathered sheets of the first edition, which was limited to 150 numbered copies (this copy unnumbered). With two drawings by Larry Rivers. Minor soiling to the outer wrap else fine in wrappers. A rare advance format of the poet's scarce first book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lie Down in Darkness

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1951). First. First edition. A little sunning to the boards and the corners a bit bumped, very good or better in a spine-toned, else near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author. A nice, presentable copy of the author's first book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Siddhartha; Translated by Hilda Rosner - [Uniform Title: Siddhartha. English]

      New York, New Directions 1951 - Description: 153 p. 19 cm. Subjects: Hesse, Hermann (1877-1962) --Fiction--Siddhartha. Series: The New classics series, 34]. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new and still in the publisher's protective cloth-backed slip-case. 1 Kg. 153 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Ziegfeld Theatre Stagebill (Program) signed by Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) and Laurence Olivier (1907-1989); Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra; Antony and Cleopatra

      New York: Ziegfeld Theatre, 1951. Stagebill from performance beginning December 31, 1951. Signed in ink "Vivien Leigh" and "L. Olivier" on photo-illustrated front cover. Minor crease through center of entire program, not affecting autographs; moderate browning to edges, and one small chip to corner.. Signed. First edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        4 handskrevne ark til Niels Haislund.

      . Daterede Salum pr Lejre, 27/1, 2/4 og 12/4 1951. Brevene omhandler bl. a. Johannes V. Jensens digtning og Martin A. Hansens egen "Leviathan"..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Intelligent Investor

      New York: Harper Brothers, 1951: First Edition, Early Printing; Harper Brothers date code of "C-A" listed, corresponding to March, 1951. In an original dust jacket with $3.50 intact. Name of previous owner on front free end paper. Two early pages of text have underlining, otherwise clean text. Spine cloth shows light wear to ends. The dust jacket shows edge wear with chipping, rubbing and light soiling. Worn area with surface loss to front panel. A nice early printing of the rare first edition of this sought after investment classic, scarce in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Héraclès -

      Cercle lyonnais du livre 1951 - - 1 volume. Grand in-4 Sous étui bordé. Reliure d'amateur plein maroquin vert. Dos insolé avec titre et auteur dorés. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur très propre. Non rogné. Avec des bois originaux de Jules Chadel gravés et imprimés avec le concours de Gabrielle Vouilloux. En bon état. Avec la suite au trait des 50 bois de Jules Chadel. Enrichi du DESSIN ORIGINAL de la page 71. Ouvrage imprimé spcialement sur Malacca teinté des papeteries de Lana. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Faster than thought: The Ferranti Nimrod digital computer

      Hollinwood: Ferranti, 1951. <p>Ancestor of Nintendo and PlayStation&#151;The World&#146;s First Game-Playing Computer </p><p>Ferranti Ltd. Faster than thought: The Ferranti Nimrod digital computer. 40pp. Hollinwood: Ferranti Ltd., [1951]. 180 x 106 mm. Original printed wrappers, very slight wear along spine. Fine copy. </p><p>First Edition of the original pamphlet describing the world&#146;s first game-playing digital computer, a special-purpose computer called Nimrod designed to play the ancient logic-based game of Nim. Built by Ferranti Ltd. for exhibition at the 1951 Festival of Britain, the Nimrod was the first digital computer designed specifically to play a game, though its actual purpose was to illustrate the principles of electronic digital computers to the public at a time when almost no one had ever seen or interacted with these machines. </p><p>The Nimrod was conceived by Ferranti employee John M. Bennett, who received his doctorate in computing at Cambridge under Maurice Wilkes and later became Australia&#146;s first professor of computer science. Bennett&#146;s aim in designing the Nimrod was to highlight the mathematical capabilities of electronic digital computers. </p><p>"Indeed, the guide book produced to accompany the Nimrod, as the computer exhibit was named, was at pains to explain that it was maths, not fun, that was the machine&#146;s purpose: &#39;It may appear that, in trying to make machines play games, we are wasting our time. This is not true as the theory of games is extremely complex and a machine that can play a complex game can also be programmed to carry out very complex practical problems.&#39; </p><p>"Work to create the Nimrod began on the 1st December 1950 with Ferranti engineer Raymond Stuart-Williams turning Bennett&#146;s designs into reality. By the 12th April 1951 the Nimrod was ready. It was a huge machine &#151; 12 feet wide, 5 feet tall and 9 feet deep &#151; but the actual computer running the game accounted for no more than 2 percent of its size. Instead the bulk of the machine was due to the multitude of vacuum tubes used to display lights, the electronic equivalent of the matches used in Nim. </p><p>"The resulting exhibit, which made its public debut on the 5th May 1951, boasted that the Nimrod was &#147;faster than thought&#148; and challenged the public to pit their wits against Ferranti&#146;s &#147;electronic brain.&#148; The public was won over, but few showed any interest in the maths and science behind it. They just wanted to play" (Tristan Donovan, Replay: The History of Video Games, quoted in Baker). </p><p>The present pamphlet, which sold for 1s. 6d., includes a brief history of the development of computing machines, as well as instructions for playing the computer game and a glossary of terms. Rare&#151;not in Origins of Cyberspace. Baker, Chris, &#147;Nimrod, the World&#146;s First Gaming Computer.&#148; Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, 31 May 2010. Web. Accessed 20 Aug. 2014.</p>

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        The Moving Target

      London, Cassell & Company Ltd.,, 1951. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Some minor spotting to top fore-edge, tips a little bumped, a good copy in the rubbed and chipped dust jacket. First UK Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Moving Target, A Crime Connoisseur Book

      Cassell & Company Ltd., London 1951 - Black cloth binding with silver title and decoration (fingerprint on spine), clean and tight, 245 pages, colophon on title page, "First Published 1951" on copyright page, no additional printings,corners are lightly rubbed and page edges are very slightly age discolored, spine shows a very slight lean, title is bright and cloth is still a deep black; jacket is clean, open edge tears and some rubbing [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dunbar Old Books]
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        Thornton's Temple of Flora with Plates faithfully Reproduced from the Engravings and the Work described by Geoffrey Grigson, with Bibliograghical Notes by Handasyde Buchanan.

      Collins, London - 1951, first edition, SPECIAL EDITION ON HAND MADE PAPER LIMITED TO 250 COPIES, THIS BEING NO. 93, SIGNED BY THE 3 AUTHORS. 31 Full Page Plates of which 12 are in colour. Beautiful large format book bound in half brown leather covers in very good condition, except for slight damage to one leather corner. Happily, our copy come complete with the original slipcase which has a printed label on the front cover, which is sometimes missing. Contact us for better postal rates. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Ferdinando PBFA]
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        Siddhartha

      New Directions 1951 - Published in New York by New Directions in 1951. First American edition, First Issue. Green cloth spine, photograph printed over mustard cloth on the front cover of both book and slipcase. No photo credit on verso of title page, printed at Vail-Ballou, top edge painted green. Translated by Hilda Rosner. Book very good. No DJ, as issued. Book comes with publisher's original slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        ORIGINAL EDGAR AWARD STATUETTE PRESENTED TO LAWRENCE G. BLOCHMAN AS WINNER OF THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA AWARD FOR 1950

      New York: Mystery Writers of America, 1951., 1951. The Edgar is presented for the Best Mystery Short Story of 1950. The award, a nine inch, fine porcelain bust of Edgar Allen Poe, is colored white, black, and purple and is lettered in gold on the base with the words M. W. A. AWARD 1951. The bottom inside of the base is marked with the letter "B" surrounded by three black stars. Blochman won this award for his short story DIAGNOSIS: HOMICIDE. Documentation will be included. Edgar Awards rarely appear on the market place and this is a terrific piece to add to any mystery collection, and this is the earliest Edgar Award to be offered for sale.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        PRETEXTES. Pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Avant-Propos de André Billy et Pierre Mac-Orlan. Signed.

      Aux dépens d'un groupe d'amateurs, (1951)., Paris - Margeret, Robert. PRETEXTES. Pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Avant-Propos de André Billy et Pierre Mac-Orlan. Signed. Paris: Aux Dépens d'un Groupe d'Amateurs, [1951] With three original pencil nudes illustrated by Lobel-Riche. Folio, 88pp. Collated in 11 folded sections of 8 pages housed in a plain chemise & paper covered card folder with the publisher&#146;s original matching slipcase with title label on the spine. Ten dry points in black by Alméry Lobel-Riche [Genève 1880 -1950 Paris], Painter, engraver & lithographer noted especially for his depictions of the world of the galantery. An extra suite of engravings with remarques included as well as one original zinc engraving plate. Number 39 of 50 copies on Rives [of 205 copies] - comprising the final state of the engravings in the text. Includes: 1 - Standing nude in pencil signed, 2 - Reclining nude in pencil enhanced in light crayon, signed - 3 - Standing nude in pencil on heavy transparent onion skin like stock, signed. A very fine example of this production devoted to Lobel-Riche in a lightly used & reinforced with clear tape publisher&#146;s slipcase. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE MECHANICAL BRIDE. Folklore Of Industrial Man. Inscribed

      Vantage Press, New York 1951 - First Edition Inscribed by Marshall McLuhan on the front free endpaper. "For.from Herbert Marshall McLuhan." Small 4to. 157 pp. A near fine copy in black cloth, white titles, in a better than very good price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with a few closed tears, tiny nicks and some old tape reinforcement on the verso. Black and white illustrations and photographs throughout. A bright, fresh copy of this pioneering study in popular culture and the effect of advertising on society. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Japan's Bicycle Guide 1951

      The Bicycle Industry Association 1951 - 303 pages including indexes. Illustrated with photos, drawings, and facsimiles, some in color. The first annual Japan's Bicycle Guide. This guide tells of the history and manufacturing of bicycles and bicycle parts in Japan. Included are all the bicycle companies' insignias in color, lists of complete bicycles with specifications and photo, motorbikes, motortricycles, tricycles, carts, carts & hand carts, frames, frame components, and accessories. Additional section on hubs, brakes, and parts, gears, wheels, rims, tires, tools and other accessories. A section of manufacturers and their products (colorful ads), manufacturers and exporters name and address, a packing list, an index of contents, an index of articles, and an index of article numbers. It is doubtful that there is more than a handful of these books in existence. This series ran from 1951-1983. In Very Good, solid condition. Pages clean and bright with no writing or markings, however there is a light odor of possibly cigarettes. Covers show very light soiling and rubs. A very solid all-around book. Paypal always welcome. We pack and ship all our books with care in cardboard boxes. Additional photos emailed upon request. For Overseas shipping, check us on EBay. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Planet Books]
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        Ruddy Radiances

      Np, 1951. Approximately 12 x 13", unsigned. Matted and framed. Title and date in holograph on back of frame in an unknown hand. Provenance: from the collection of the artist Ernesto Edwards, a longtime friend of Jess and Robert Duncan, who has a section devoted to his work in An Opening of the Field (pp. 188-193). Crayons were a favorite medium for Duncan. According to Wagstaff, Duncan "liked to work in crayons because they were inexpensive, mostly used by children, and not associated with high or &#39;serious&#39; art." [Duncan and Wagstaff p. 71] - a love he shared with Norris Embry, who also worked heavily with crayons. That same page has a beautiful photograph of Jess and Robert&#39;s crayon box, one of our favorite illustrations in the book.

      [Bookseller: Division Leap, ABAA]
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        Hessisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte., Bände 1(1951) bis 59(2009) in 60 Bänden/Heften (es fehlt Band 50).

      Marburg 1951-2009. - die ersten ca. 20 Jahrgänge mit Bleistiftanstreichungen und leicht gebräuntem, teils etwas braun-/stockfleckigem Papier, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, (Abgabe der Reihe nur komplett), Rabatt bei Selbstabholung, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 42000 Gr.-8°, teils gebunden in Halbleinen, teils Original-kartoniert, teils Original-Pappbände, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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