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        THE LOST CHILDHOOD and other essays. Signed & Inscribed

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1951 Lovely copy - Inscribed to friend, Christopher Sykes, Waugh's Bibliographer. First edition in English. 8vo, pp. 191. Near fine or better in dustwrapper. Nicely inscribed by Greene on the front free endpaper: "To Christopher / with affection / Graham". A Greene collection of literary criticism. Great association. Custom clamshell case. Excellent association.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT. AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS. Signed.

      L. Harper & Brothers (1951)., New York - First American Edition, uncommon First Issue of Clarke's first book. The correct L Harper edition, with the letter 'A' printed below the publisher's name on the title-page and 'A' with an asterix on the half-title. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. A near fine or better copy in blue cloth, dark blue titles to the spine in a very good dustwrapper correctly priced at $2.50 showing light use primarily at the extremities of the spine. Illustrated with frontispiece & 15 full-page plates by Leslie Carr, R A Smith, Frank Tinsley et al. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        50 SECRETOS MAGICOS PARA PINTAR

      Clarasó Impresor - Barcelona. 1951. Editor Luis de Caralt. 189Pág. 32x24. Profusamente ilustrado. Tela. Magnífico ejemplar de extraordinario Dalí. Ref 8.1 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

      London: Michael Joseph, (1951) - First Edition of the author's first book, the internationally acclaimed sci-fi classic and basis for two feature films as well as a highly successful British miniseries. A fine copy, spine silver bright and fresh, in the beautiful original dust jacket, price-clipped and with only the most minimal of shallow chipping at spine ends and extremities. A lovely collector's copy, scarce in such condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      Michael Joseph, London, 1951 - First edition. Hardback, octavo, 302 pp. Slight protrubence beneath front pastedown which has caused indentation in preliminary pages, bookseller's sticker, lightly foxed endpapers and pastedowns, spotting to page edges, upper edges of boards lightly faded; else very good in like price-clipped dustwrapper with some exceedingly light wear to edges and light smudging to rear panel. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Excellent copy.

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        THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some rubbing at spine. ends and along front flap fold, tiny abrasion to first "THE" in title. on front cover, mild dust soiling to rear panel. An attractive copy.. (#110146). First edition. Preceded the British edition that has textual differences. Biologically engineered sentient plants raised for food, that walk, sting and feast on carrion, prey on mankind after most humans are blinded by malfunctioning secret military satellites orbiting the earth. "... compares favorably to H. G. Wells' catastrophe novels, especially with THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, to which it bears some striking resemblances." - Magill (ed), Survey of Science Fiction Literature, p. 506. "This tale of monsters from a botched experiment marching over the world is a superior example of its breed." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1296. Runner-up for the 1952 International Fantasy Award. Basis for two films, a feature in 1962 and a made for television movie in 1981. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-199. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 5. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 502-07.

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        The Day of the Triffids

      Michael Joseph, London 1951 - Hardback - first edition - A V/G book with green boards that have a small splash mark to the top corner of the front board. The front paste down has a small owners name to the top corner. Internally the pages are clean with just a few foxing spots to the front and rear endpapers, the book is tightly bound. The d/w is in v/g condition with a chip to the spine tip that has just encroached to the A and Y of the lettering. Minor chips to the spine fold corners, else a clean copy with a nice rear panel. A v/g book in a v/g d/w. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran

      USA: Mcgraw-Hill. Hardcover. 0070535906 217 pages. Black and white photos. Signed by author upon front free endpaper beneath his chilling hand-written inscription "For Leo with warmest regards from his fellow liquidator." Kermit Roosevelt was given the go-ahead to mastermind the overthrow of democratically elected Iranian President Mossadegh after the latter nationalized the Iranian oil industry in 1951. "Roosevelt explains in minute-by-minute detail how he performed his mission... He tells with whom he worked, how he worked, and how the plan was almost aborted." - from dust jacket. "Kermit Roosevelt admitted on NPR radio that in 1953 the CIA and British intelligence carried out a wave of bombings and shootings in Iran. He then went on to brag about how they subsequently blamed the bombings on Iran's President, Mossadegh." - from an online reference. An important book, particularly given America's current preoccupation with Iran, again. Average wear to unmarked book. Binding sound. Various substantial defects to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A significant piece of American, and Iranian, history. . Good. 1979. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1951. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece, illustrations throughout. Gift inscription to half-title. Binding dulled and marked. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and short closed tears and toned spine panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PRINCE CASPIAN

      Published by Geoffrey Bles Ltd., 1951. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Baynes, Pauline. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. The Return To Narnia. Blue boards. B/w illustrations. Colour frontis. Very minimal bumping to spine and corners. Light foxing to endpapers and to page edges. Original blue pictorial wrapper is slightly edge worn, slightly faded to spine and part of top front edge and has a 1.5" closed tear to top edge of spine on rear panel. A super copy of the first edition. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

      London, Geoffrey Bles,, 1951. Octavo. Original navy blue boards, titles to spine in silver, map to front endpapers. With the dust jacket. With full-page illustrations and illustrations in text by Pauline Baynes. Slightly rolled, label lifted from lower pastedown, spine of dust jacket a little browned with nicks to corners, price clipped. First Edition, First Impression. The second book in the Narnia series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MAPAS ESPAÑOLES DE AMERICA. Siglos XVI-XVII.

      - Madrid, Talleres de la Editorial Maestre, 1951, 36x51 cm., XV-351 páginas. 70 Mapas de los 80 que lleva la obra (faltan el 7, 14, 15, 47,48,49,51, 67,68,74). , Edición de 312 ejemplares a cargo de los Académicos de la Historia: Duque de Alba, Angel Altolaguirre, Abelardo Merino, Vicente Castañeda, Angel González Palencia, Sanchez Cantón, Julio Guillén. Los mapas están impresos en papel muy grueso de gran calidad y muchos de ellos son el color y a doble página. La obra se encuentra en rama y se presenta en estuche en cartoné editorial. (51959).

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        The Caine Mutiny.

      Doubleday, Garden City 1951 - First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Review copy with slip laid in. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in silver. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with "City Boy" on the back panel. A sharp copy. The Caine Mutiny was published in March, 1951 and word of mouth quickly spread and a second printing was issued in April 1951, and four more printings in June alone. By September 1951, The Caine Mutiny had become the best-selling novel in the country. The book remained on the best-seller list for two and a half years, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1952. The Caine Mutiny was both a Broadway play and a Hollywood film starring Humphrey Bogart in an unforgettable performance as Captain Queeg. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Caine Mutiny (Signed)

      Doubleday, NY 1951 - Book shows one nickel-sized bump to the bottom (middle) of the front panel. The dustwrapper is price-clipped and is the second state (with just The City Boy listed on the blurb on the back panel). This is the true first edition (stated) of this rather scarce Wouk that was the basis for the movie of the same name. Overall, a tight, bright, clean copy in a most acceptable dustwrapper. Signed by Mr. Wouk on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Les Oeuvres de François Rabelais (illus. LOUIS JOU)

      Coulouma - Paris Imprimatur 1951-2, Paris - Paris, Coulouma. 1951. 3 forts volumes in-folio. De nombreux bois gravés in- et hors-texte de Louis Jou ainsi que des lettrines imprimés en rouge au commencement de chaque chapitre. Le mis en page de l'ouvrage est également de Louis Jou. Tirage à 275 exemplaires - celui-ci l'un des 125 exemplaires imprimés sur Pur Chiffon du Marais et portant le numéro 164. En feuilles avec couvertures rempliées, sous chemises et étuis décorés. Les dos de deux emboitages sont manquants - sinon le tout en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        THE CAINE MUTINY

      Doubleday & Company, Garden City 1951 - The novel begins with the battle-scarred ship Caine's departure from San Francisco (Sept. 1943), to the typhoon and mutiny off the Philippines (Dec. 1944) and the ensuing court-marshall. Captain Queeg is a poor leader; what ought the rank and file do when unquestioned obedience is mandatory? The intellectual dilemna is not new and all the more greater for servicemen of educated and free countries. From the age old problem, in the deft hands of Herman Wouk, a classic is born. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel; the basis for the great 1954 film of the same title. Satisfaction guaranteed. 494pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: History Bound LLC]
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        The Caine Mutiny

      Doubleday 1951 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. An attractive second issue dustjacket with "City Boy" and not "The City Boy" that was corrected on this second issue dustjacket. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.95 price present on the front flap with minor wear to the spine. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with no cocking or leans. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE ILLUSTRATED MAN

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. Octavo,. cloth.. Mild offset to paste-downs, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with just. a touch of fading to the orange ink on the spine panel and touch of. rubbing to lower spine end. The front flap of the jacket is stamped. with projected publication date by the publisher. A superior, very. sharp copy of this title. Enclosed in a custom slipcase. (#127888). First edition. The author's third book. Classic collection of short stories including "The Veldt," "The Long Rain," "The Fire Balloons," "Marionettes, Inc.," "Zero Hour" and thirteen others. Basis for a 1969 film starring Rod Steiger as the Illustrated Man whose tattoos provide the frame for the stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-63. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 256. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 1008-13.

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        LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS. Signed

      Bobbs-Merril, Indianapolis 1951 - Presentation First Edition of the author's acclaimed First Book written when he was 25. 8vo., 400pp. A near fine, fresh copy in a bright dustwrapper. [A small tape mend on the verso at the crown]. Inscribed by Styron to his press agent, Glenn Bornstein on the title page. A precursor to his controversial 1968 Pulitzer winning Confessions of Nat Turner & National Book Award winning Sophie's Choice. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Lie Down in Darkness [Inscribed Association Copy w/ TNS]

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1951). His first book. Inscribed by Styron to the writer Jonathan Carroll: "with best wishes/ William Styron/ 27 September 1971/ (Twenty years, to the month, after publication)." The date is nine years before Carroll's first published book, The Land of Laughs. Laid in is a typed note signed by Styron in which he agrees to the signing. The book is unevenly sunned on the cloth and bears a few small stains; very good in a jacket with modest edge wear including one edge tear, and a vertical crease to the spine; still very good. The note is folded, else fine, with a chipped mailing envelope included. A nice association copy of an important first novel. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Styron on the front free endpage. Above his signature, Styron has written "with best wishes." Board cloth on the spine and broad edges toned and one spot of foxing on the foreedge; dustjacket with minimal edgewear, mostly at the spine ends and front panel corners, a one inch closed tear on the rear panel topedge and beginning toning on the rear panel. Altogether a tight, clean and bright copy. Near Fine condition in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Styron's first book.Signed by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The images are of the actual book described and not stock photos.

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        Lie Down in Darkness

      Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis 1951 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        PACTO DE LIBERACION. Impresiones de un testigo en la génesis del Movimiento Nacional, de 1936.

      Texto mecanografiado. Madrid, 1951 - . 28 cm. 152 pág. Enc. en tela reciente, tejeulo. * "Son ciento cincuenta y dos folios dictados por mí (el autor) y escritos sobre una máquina "Underwood", Champion-C-23138, sin palabras que no sean exactamente las pronunciadas." No se encuentran referencias de su publicación. Movimiento Nacional. Guerra Civil Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lie Down in Darkness

      Bobbs-Merrill, 1951-01-01 Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1934. 400 p. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author in blue ink on the front end paper. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Cloth well-sunned, corners bumped. Wear spot on edge of ffep. Jacket spine panel sunned, chips at extremities (especially head and tail), creasing and scratches to front panel, stain on front flap, price-clipped. A signed true first of the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Lie Down In Darkness

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition of the author?s first book. Aside from a small tear in the front free endpaper, a fine copy in a dust jacket with minor wear and soiling.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Lie Down in Darkness

      Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis 1951 - First edition. A little sunning to the boards, else fine in a lightly rubbed, near fine dustwrapper with a small tear at the crown. A nice, presentable copy of the author's first book. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        DEUTSCHE BAUMSCHULE. Die Zeitschrift für das gesamte Baumschulwesen. 18 Jahrgänge: 3 (1951) - 20 (1968). Komplett.

      Aachen, Verlag Deutsche Gärtnerbörse, 1951-1968.. 18 Jahrgänge in 18 Bänden. Bibliothekseinband. 18 Jahrgänge der Fachzeitschrift. Eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Halbleineneinbände (Jahresband 1963 in Ganzleinen). Einbände berieben und an den Rücken lichtgeblichen. Seiten sauber. Jahresband 1960 mit einer lockeren Seite. Im Jahresband 1952 ist das Heft mit dem Gesamtverzeichnis nicht mit eingebunden, liegt aber lose bei. Jahresband 1960 Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, außen und innen mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Leichte Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Guter Zustand. Beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an Fachzeitschriften! zqx mbx

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown, Boston 1951 - Salinger's classic first book, a coming-of-age novel that has influenced successive generations of young people with its adolescent hero's rejection of the "phoniness" of the adult world around him combined with the authenticity of his voice. Salinger's book retains the freshness it had when first published, and it stands as one of the great fictional accomplishments of 20th century American literature, included on every list of the 100 best novels of the century, and listed as number 2 on the Radcliffe list and number 6 on the Waterstone's list. Minor foxing to top and bottom edges of text block; offsetting to hinges from binder's glue; a very near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with offsetting to the front flap, tanning to the spine, slight rubbing to the spine folds and light wear to the crown. A very nice copy with distinguished provenance: it was a gift from publisher Alfred A. Knopf to a young writer who was interviewing him for a biography, and who later went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in the 1980s. Letter of provenance available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        The TRANSISTOR. Selected Reference Material on Characteristics & Applications. Contract DA 36 - 039 SC - 5589 (Task 3).

      Prepared by Bell Telephone Labratories Inc. for Western Electric Co., Inc. (1951), New York: - Illustrated with diagrams, charts, schematics & from photographs. "The material included herein covers the same ground and supplements the talks given at a symposium on transistors, which was held at the Bell Telephone Labratories during the week beginning September 17, 1951." [Foreword]. Shockley, a contributor of 2 articles & co-author of 2 additional, the co-inventor of the transistor, and winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize for Physics for that work. His 1950 publication, "Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors" was the first book on transistor electronics (cf. ORIGINS Of CYBERSPACE, 904), and is previewed in his first article herein, "Holes and Electrons" [reprinted from Physics Today, Vol. 3, October 1950]. The volume contains 35 articles total; Shockley's second main contribution addresses the p-n Junction, "The Theory of p-n Junctions in Semi-Conductors and p-n Junction Transistors", a scientific path of investigation which would lead to the development of the "elementary 'building blocks' of almost all semiconductor electronic devices such as diodes, transistors, solar cells, LEDs, and integrated circuits." [Wiki]. Minor soiling to covers. Prior owner signatures. A VG+ copy. Grey flexible cloth binding, with black printed lettering. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Identical Twins: (SIGNED by Xanti Schawinsky. Limited Ed. Print)

      Publisher Unknown, 1951 - This b&w print is hand SIGNED by Xanti Schawinsky; this particular print is also inscribed to " for Bertha, new york, 22/4/53" middle of title & signature and right below the image; edition size is unknown; printed on hand made paper; paper size: 26 x 20in, image size: 13-1/2 x 10in; a few tiny dots on the back but not affecting front image; some creases to the edges; a few tiny marks in top margins but not near image; a tiny tear at bottom edge; overall the paper has a little browning age; otherwise the image is in VERY GOOD COND. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The End of the Affair

      Heinemann - First edition, London, 1951. Book near fine, except for slight wear at spine ends and corners, slight creasing on spine, previous owner's signature on front paste-down, slight discoloration on fly title and last page, separation of fly title from title page has caused very slight tearing near bottom of fly title. DJ very good, with small piece missing at top of spine, sligth rubbing and chipping at corners, slight discoloration on covers, spine, and flaps, slight crease near top corner of front flap. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        The birds of tropical west Africa: with special reference to those of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and Nigeria.

      London: Crown Agents for the Colonies, 1931-1951. - Octavo, eight volumes,3564 pp.,86 (85 coloured) plates, text illustrations, folding maps. Publisher's cloth, apart from a few minor corner bumps, a fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bestie del ''900'

      'Vallecchi', 'Firenze' 1951 - 'in 8° grande (19,5 x 27 cm), t. tela edit con sovraccoperta illustrata a colori, pp 172; con coperta, sovraccop, 30 tavv a colori e 16 disegni b.n. di Mino Maccari. Due marginali mancanze alla sovraccop, e due strappetti marginali alla stessa, senza perdi'

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        FOUNDATION [with] FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE [with] SECOND FOUNDATION

      New York: Gnome Press Publishers, later Gnome Press, Inc.,. [1951-1953]. Octavo, three volumes,. first volume bound in cloth, others in boards.. The top edge of the text block of FOUNDATION is a bit darkened,. magazine sources of the stories written in ink in a neat hand on. contents page, it is otherwise a bright, near fine copy in a bright,. near fine dust jacket with light wear at head of spine panel, just a. bit of rubbing at tail of spine panel and front corner tips, and some. very faint internal foxing to spine panel (no show through on outer. surface); FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE is a bright, near fine copy with some. light rubbing to the boards at head and tail of spine panel and. corner tips in a fine dust jacket with minor dust soiling to rear. panel; SECOND FOUNDATION has a minor bruise at the head of the spine. panel but is otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a faint. matching bruise at the head of the spine panel. Overall, a very. attractive set. (#80762). First editions, first printings, bindings, and dust jackets where required. The first three volumes of the Foundation series, awarded a special Hugo in 1966 for best all-time series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 819-31.

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