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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

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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. .

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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]

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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. -

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        The Dark Chateau and Other Poems

      Arkham House, Sauk City, WI 1951 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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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.

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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.

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        From Here to Eternity - SIGNED Presentation Edition

      Scribner, New York, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By AuthorNear fine and appears to be unread in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Labeled as a "Presentation Edition, #639" on the front end paper, and signed below by the author. One of 1500 copies. Jacket with very light edge wear, and just a bit of toning to the rear panel, Book

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        Death In The Air

      Avon Books #379, 1951, Mass Market Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Signed by Author(s), Illustrated By: Cover Art By Robert HilbertSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, Housed in handsome custom made lucite box. Signed by Agatha Christie, Book

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        NIGHT SKY. Signed Dedication Copy.

      Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York 1951 - [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] Kenyon, Bernice. NIGHT SKY. Dedication Copy to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. From the library of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The DEDICATION COPY of NIGHT SKY by Bernice Kenyon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. First edition, first printing with the Scribner's "A" & seal on the copyright page. The corners of the original, first printing dustwrapper are unclipped. Included in this collection is "Sigrid's Song", which tied with a Robert Frost poem for First Prize in the 1950 Poetry Awards contest. Night Sky is dedicated to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, & this is the dedication copy with a wonderful inscription to Rawlings in blue fountain pen by Kenyon which virtually fills the entire front free endpaper: "Dear Marjorie, / Your name is in every / copy of this book, but I put it on this page too, sending you my / great affection. I have always / felt that we share a great / delight in the natural world, and I know of no one who / has written about it more / beautifully than you have. / This goes to you with thanks. / Bernice Kenyon / June 17th, 1951". 8vo., 75pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine; blue, white & black dustwrapper with black & white titles at front & black titles at spine. Text block clean & blemish free. Dustwrapper shows light use with small chip at the spine extremities. The best possible copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Siddhartha; Translated by Hilda Rosner - [Uniform Title: Siddhartha. English]

      New York, New Directions, 1951, Hardback, New Directions Edition - .

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        [Radio Script]: Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge Adapted for Radio

      [No place]: United States Steel Corporation presents The Theatre Guild on the Air. 1951. First. Marked "Final Rehearsal." Quarto. Stapled mimeographed leaves printed rectos only. 58pp. Some foxing and moderate wear on the first and last leaves, very good. An adaptation of the Broadway drama that featured Gary Cooper and Shirley Booth. The play displays extensive textual corrections in pencil by the director of the play, Homer Fickett. Booth won a Tony Award for Best Actress in the 1950 Broadway play, and went on to star in the 1952 film (adapted by Ketti Frings) for which she also won an Oscar for Best Actress. Robert Anderson, who did the adaptation, is best known for his own Broadway plays including Tea and Sympathy (1953), You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1967), and I Never Sang for My Father (1968). The Theatre Guild on the Air began as an hour long dramatic series on radio that was adapted for television from 1953 to 1963 and sponsored by the United States Steel Corporation. The program's content mixed adaptations of traditional plays and original scripts by writers such as Rod Serling. The series featured many notable actors including Martin Balsam, Tallulah Bankhead, James Dean, Keir Dullea, Andy Griffith, Rex Harrison, Celeste Holm, Jack Klugman, Peter Lorre, Walter Matthau, Paul Newman, George Peppard, Johnny Carson, and many more. OCLC locates a single copy of this script, at the University of Virginia. .

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        Pursuit of Gentlemen [with unproduced typescript play]

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.. (1951). First. First edition. Illustrated by Jack Long. Near fine with slight soiling to boards and some edgewear in a very good dustwrapper with rubbing, chips and tears. Inscribed by the author. Laid in are eleven 8.5" x 11" photocopied pages of a typed treatment for staging the book as a play with hand-written corrections. All pages have been folded and are very good with shallow chips and tears.Kathryn Cochran Cravens, 1898--1991, a radio personality, actress and writer from Texas was the first female news commentator to be broadcast coast to coast. Pursuit of Gentlemen, her only novel, was published in 1951, the manuscript for which won first prize from the National League of American Penwomen in 1948. The novel is a fictionalized version of her adventures as a trailblazing woman with humble Texas beginnings finding her way through New York society.She started her career playing small parts for Fox Films in Hollywood. The following decade would include work in silent films and eventually radio, where she found her niche. By 1930 she was given her own news program in St. Louis, "News Through a Woman's Eyes." CBS eventually picked up the show and Cravens moved to New York. After the show she wrote columns for Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor before focusing on the war effort. In 1945 she became the first woman wartime correspondent. She was later acknowledged for her efforts with a special citation presented by the United States Army.Although never performed, Cravens typed up staging directions for the first two acts of Pursuit of Gentlemen, which appears here. The draft includes notes in pen by the author on the content as well as duplications and "writer's copies." This would be her last published work as Cravens retired to her family home in Burkett, Texas in 1952 after making it to "Who's Who in America." .

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        The Biggest Show of '51 - signed programme

      New York: , 1951. Quarto. Wire-stitched in the original pictorial wraps on coated paper. Profusely illustrated with performer portraits. Upper wrap panel of the wraps with a narrow sunned strip at the head, some pin-holes around the margins throughout, a little rubbed, light browning, but overall very good. Signed in ink at their portraits by Nat "King" Cole, Duke Ellington, and Sarah Vaughan. Billed as "the biggest Negro talent package ever assembled … with a huge weekly overhead … of $25,000", "The Biggest Show Of '51", kicked off on 21 September 1951 in Boston, and after an extensive and gruelling tour of the US and Canada, ended on 28 November with two dates in Ohio. The package was styled after vaudeville show, featuring seasoned performers including dancers Maria Bryant and Peg Leg Bates, and comedians Timmie Rogers - who was given his big break on the Nat Cole show - and Stump & Stumpie - the first three have also signed at their portraits, all of them backed by the Ellington Orchestra; but the real stars of the show were the Duke and two of the most popular singers on the planet, Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole, both of whom fronted the Ellington band during the two hour concerts, with Cole also appearing at the piano with his trio. Leonard Feather, reviewing a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall for Downbeat magazine, observed that "the Ellington band currently boasts the most expensive vocal team in history: a girl singer named Vaughan and a boy singer named Cole … After their co-starring tour breaks up, maybe Duke could put them on the payroll. For a mere twelve grand a week he'd have himself a bargain". Wonderful memento of a remarkable collaboration.

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        The Biggest Show of '51 - signed programme.

      New York: 1951 - Quarto. Wire-stitched in the original pictorial wraps on coated paper. Upper wrap panel of the wraps with a narrow sunned strip at the head, some pin-holes around the margins throughout, a little rubbed, light browning, but overall very good. Profusely illustrated with performer portraits. Signed in ink at their portraits by Nat "King" Cole, Duke Ellington, and Sarah Vaughan. Billed as "the biggest Negro talent package ever assembled with a huge weekly overhead of $25,000", "The Biggest Show Of '51", kicked off on 21 September 1951 in Boston, and after an extensive and gruelling tour of the US and Canada, ended on 28 November with two dates in Ohio. The package was styled after vaudeville show, featuring seasoned performers including dancers Maria Bryant and Peg Leg Bates, and comedians Timmie Rogers - who was given his big break on the Nat Cole show - and Stump & Stumpie - the first three have also signed at their portraits, all of them backed by the Ellington Orchestra; but the real stars of the show were the Duke and two of the most popular singers on the planet, Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole, both of whom fronted the Ellington band during the two hour concerts, with Cole also appearing at the piano with his trio. Leonard Feather, reviewing a sold out performance at Carnegie Hall for Downbeat magazine, observed that "the Ellington band currently boasts the most expensive vocal team in history: a girl singer named Vaughan and a boy singer named Cole After their co-starring tour breaks up, maybe Duke could put them on the payroll. For a mere twelve grand a week he'd have himself a bargain". Wonderful memento of a remarkable collaboration.

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        Les bucoliques. Texte latin et version française de l`Abbé Delille.,

      Paris, Gonin, 1951 - 4 nn. Bll., 111 (5) S., 6 nn. Bll. Mit 80 OHolzschnitten von Lucile Passavant. Monod 11328. - Eins von 200 num. Ex., im Druckvermerk von Lucille Passavant monogrammiert. Auf Bütten gedruckt (Meernixe als Wasserzeichen). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Fol., Lose Bogen in OU, OHalbpergamentdecke mit RTitel und OSchuber (dieser etwas fleckig) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jubilee Edition)

      New York: A.S. Barnes. (1951). Jubilee edition. Fine in a modestly worn, very good or better dustwrapper. Inscribed by Turkin: "To Joe DiMaggio Who is great even without a bat, ball or glove in his hand. Hy Turkin. April 5, 1951." DiMaggio, who is of course cited frequently in the book, announced his retirement from baseball eight months later. With letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Portrait of Henri Matisse taking a stroll in front of the Chapelle Matisse in Vence

      [Vence, France, 1951]. (MATISSE, HENRI) Printed circa 1980?. 12-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. Gelatin silver print. SIGNED by the photographer lower right, beneath the image, and dated 1951. Very good . Superb, large portrait of the artist in front of his famous Chapel, the work he considered his magnum opus, and which he completed in 1951, the year this photo was taken by the acclaimed Russian-born LIFE photographer, Dmitri Kessel

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Presidential Address By His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Edinburgh, 8th August 1951

      University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 1951 - Frontis., 47 pp. Signed by the Duke of Edinburgh ("Philip") on the title-page of the address. Also signed by two Local Honorary Secretaries of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Address given on the occasion of Prince Philip receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree. From the personal library of Vincent Massey, first Canadian born Governor General of Canada (1952-1959), with his bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. Bound in dark blue leather with marbled endpapers and gilt lettering and border on front cover. Mild chafing to edges and corners, foot of spine is beginning to split. 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Spadina Road Books (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen and Co., Ltd.,, 1951. With an Introduction by A.A.Milne. Quarto. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full red morocco, gilt titles to spine, gilt vignette illustration of willow trees and titles blocked to the front cover, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With 16 colour illustrations by Rackham. A beautiful copy in fine condition. Special 100th edition of Grahame's Wind in the Willows (first published 1908, first Rackham edition 1940), here issued as one of 500 numbered copies, this copy beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The End Of The Affair

      William Heinmann, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First EditionSize: Octavo (standard book size). 237 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Endpapers browned, text block clean. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges browned slightly. Dust Jacket is in a protective cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Collectible; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 80005.

      [Bookseller: Truffle Books]
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        The End of the Affair

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1951. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind. With the dust jacket. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Extremities very lightly rubbed, endpapers faintly toned. A bright copy in exceelent condition in an slightly rubbed and edge-chipped jacket with a small cluster of black ink spots to rear panel and two tape repairs to verso of spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 ... (Truncated)

      Heinemann, London 1951-1975, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st EditionFull Book Title: 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 PhiFirst 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.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Le noble jeu de l'oie en France de 1640 à 1950. Quarante-huit tableaux et notices. La vie quotidienne à Paris de 1820 à 1824

      Grund, Paris 1951 - In-4 cartonnage illustré , 237 pages 110 illustrations dans le texte et 48 gravures hors-texte dont 9 en couleurs. Tirage limité à 700 exemplaires numérotés. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        Une Aventure au Sahara: Gravures sur bois en couleur par Pierre Eugene Clairin

      Le Societe des XXX, Lyon, 1951. Hardback in slipcase. Very Good. . No 87 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 140 Printed on untrimmed hand-made paper by Jean-Gabriel Daragnes, Paris, on 31st March 1951. Unbound, in wrapper, cover and slipcase. Text in French. Slipcase shows some wear and bumping; spine of cover faded.\" With tissue guarded colour woodcuts by Pierre Eugene Clairin. .

      [Bookseller: Uncle Phils Books]
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        From Here to Eternity

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1951. First. First edition. Top edge toned, else near fine in a nice, very good or better dustwrapper with one internal repair and some rubbing. Inscribed by the author "With appreciation for 'the kind of fan a writer likes to have.' All personal Best, James Jones. Paris 21 Oct 1968." A nice copy of the author's scarce first novel, winner of the National Book Award and basis for the Academy Award-winning film with Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed, and Frank Sinatra. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        GRAY LENSMAN

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1951. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing. A. lovely copy. (#134528). First edition. One of 500 copies signed by Smith with his additional personalized inscription on the limitation leaf. The fourth book of the Lensman series. The superhuman telepathic Lensmen, secretly bred by the Arisians, are the ultimate instrument in a war between Arisians and evil Eddorians, sponsors of the interstellar cartel known as Boskone, perhaps the most famous genre-science-fiction criminal organization of all. Most of the Lensman series was published in ASTOUNDING, this novel as a four- part serial in 1939 with Campbell as editor. "The greatest of the early golden age space opera ... [this novel] best of series." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-355. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1052. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1183-87.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Soleil des loups

      Paris, Robert Laffont 1951 - Livre d'occasion 18,8 x 12 cm, broché, couverture imprimée, 195 pp. Condition : Edition originale. Exemplaire sur papier d'édition (après 30 ex. num. sur corvol-l'orgueilleux des papeteries Prioux et quelques h.c. réservés à l'auteur). Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur à Pierre Loewel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Departure Pamphlets: I Six Women Poets

      Departure), (Oxford 1951 - First edition. Stapled wrappers. (8)pp. Fine. Very uncommon little pamphlet featuring six women poets, issued at Merton College. Includes a contribution from Adrienne Rich, published the same year as her first book as an adult. In addition to Rich, the authors represented are Elizabeth Jennings, Lotte Zurndorfer, Jenny Joseph, Gillian Craig, and Marion Smith. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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