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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. .

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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]

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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).

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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"..

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.. Gr.-8°, teils gebunden in Halbleinen, teils Original-kartoniert, teils Original-Pappbände,. 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,

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        Instants et visages de Paris

      Imprimerie Nationale, [André Sauret], Paris 1951 - 65 Vertes original lithographies some in double page, printed by Mourlot Frères on Grand Vélin d'Arches, loose in wrapper and clamshell box. First Edition. Limited to 225 copies. Signed by Vertes and Bauer. Box has some soiling on outside. Contents are very clean and in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sekkes Consultants]
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        Il gallo I]

      1951 1951 - Acquaforte acquatinta, mm.423x310 alla battuta su foglio di mm. 565x380. Firmata a matita in basso a destra. Es. XXVIII / LX. Interessante incisione in cui l'A. è ancora legato al tema figurativo.

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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        THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER Years of Adventure 1874 - 1920 [ Signed 1st ]

      Macmillan, New York 1951 - Very 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Missing Chums, The Hardy Boys Childrens Mystery Series # 4 ,1951 STATED 1ST UK Edition, in Vintage Bright Coloured DustJacket Illustrated by Frank Varty Of Blonde & Black Haired brothers in Yellow Speed Boat, with 1 giving Fistacuff To 1 Guy Hanging on Ed

      Harold Hill & Company, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. UK 1951 - Inner Flap DJ Original Price Intact of 6/- NET List thru Secret Skull Mountain, ,HBDJ, Stated First Published Great Britain 1951 on copyright pg, 1st UK Edition, VG/GOOD+, AS-IS, Blue Tweed cloth with Silhouette of boys on front, Harold Hill name on the book spine indicates an original printing.dustjacket has a small tape repair at the top front, and some edgewear at the head and foot of the spine. Front dustjacket flap has check marks beside some of the Hardy Boys titles. A previous owner's name on the front paste down endpaper has been blacked out, and small check marks appear on the "Further Titles in this Series" page.The text itself is in good shape, Ink Markout topo of page List of titles in front go thru Shore Road Mystery someone written in ink Series #?s beside titles. 224 pgs, NO ads in back, Interior Nice tight clean Light Wear Fox, DJ Protected by Clear Mylar, DJ Light wear tiny chips Tears Extremities, Blue cloth stamped in dark blue on spine and front board, tinted top edges, 5 X 7 1/2 in. , Spine DJ END SMALL CHIPS NOT Affecting Titles Leaving 34 present btm .Back Inner Flap Dj Lists thru Brother, Baby & I, Back of DJ Light rub, wear & small Ink Word gives short sypnosis of bk Hunting for Hidden Gold with Red, B/W Comics Like Drawings of Hardy Boys ,in Vintage Bright Coloured DustJacket Illustrated by Frank Varty Of Blonde & Black Haired brothers in Yellow Speed Boat, with 1 giving Fistacuff To 1 Guy Hanging on edge of boat & 3 Other Men In Background, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hardy Boys: Hunting for Hidden Gold, SERIES #5, STATED 1ST UK EDITION, in Vintage Bright Coloured DustJacket Illustrated by Frank Varty of 2 Blonde & Black Haired Hardys one wearing Red & Purple Jackets Holding Flashlite Pointed at 3 Angry Wolves, Th

      Harold Hill & Son Limited, Newcastle Upon Tyne ,UK, 1951 Illustrated Plain B/W Frontispiece by noted illustrator Walter S. Rogers. Slowly gradually, the Great Rock Began to Move ,Orange & White Pictorial GRETTA Endpapers FOPX & Ink Name. ownership FORMER INSCRIPTION on half-title, Back Inner Hinges Starting Slightly Cracked, NO Other Internals, Inner Flap DJ PriceClipped List thru Secret Skull Mountain, HBDJ, 1951 ,STATED 1st Published in Great Britain, TRUE 1st British Edition ,GOOD-/GOOD-. AS-IS, Book Condition: GOOD-. Dust Jacket Condition: GOOD-. First UK Edition. 12mo , Blue Tweed Cloth Titled in Blue with Hardy Boys Silhouetthe on Front Cvr HAS DISCOLORATION ON EDGE Cvr, Harold Hill printed on book spine indicates this is the original printing., Tight and square, Toning FADE SPINE CVR ENDS . Dust jacket is price clipped, wear to corners, Loss at Yellow spine DJ Ends Removes #5 at Btm & MOST OF HIUNTING HIDDEN AT TOP Spine DJ Ends, Protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Hardback, Dustjacket has edgewear, SMALL CREASES , chips TEARS EDGES & AT TOP FRONT DJ PART OF T IN WORD THE Removed, Titles on the Further Titles in this Series page that List Thru Shore Road Mystery, Text is in good shape. Interior relatively Nice, tight Clean Light rub, wear, Fox ,224 pgs, NO ads in back, DJ wear tiny chips Tears Extremities, Blue cloth stamped in dark blue on spine and front board, 5 X 7 1/2 in. , Back Inner Flap DJ Lists thru Brother, Baby & I wear Fox, Back of DJ Light rub, wear & small Ink Word gives short sypnosis of bk Shore Road Mystery with Red, B/W Comics Like Drawings of Hardy Boys, Light Scuff wear tears Spine DJ edges, Franklin Dixon Name front Btm DJ Printed in Blue, Chipped at spine tips & corners, a few short tears and some rubbing, flaps were Previously pasted to endpapers, pale blue cloth with dark blue lettering and front vignette damp discoloured on foredges, inscriptions on front flyleaf and half title, foredges dusty, 8vo, Damaged DJ is protected with loose fitting plastic sleeve. , The Rescue of an Old Man from a wrecked Cottage & an Exciting Journey to a Montanna Gold Mine, Lead Frank & Joe Hardy, Sons of a Famous Detective, into Thrilling Adventure with a Gang of Dangerous Outlaws. Outwitting of Black Pepper?s Gang needs all Their Skill & Nerve when they are Trapped & caught in Their Quest for Hidden Gold. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good.

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        Through the road of a Neo-Realism or modern social realistic painting in Mexico / Por la Via de una Pintura Neorrealista o Realista Social Moderna en Mexico / Sur la Route d'une Peinture Neo-Realiste ou Realiste Social Moderne au Mexique. 215 Reproductions. Foreward by Sergei Eisenstein

      Mexico: [Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes], 1951 - An important association copy inscribed to the American artist and muralist Phil Stein and his wife Gertrude (née Goodkin), who prepared the English translation of the present text. In 1948 Phil Stein moved to Mexico where for ten years he painted murals alongside Siqueiros. Upon his return to New York, Stein brought the muralism tradition to the Village Vanguard jazz club in Greenwich Village. The inscription by Siqueiros reads "Para Gertrude y Phil / Stein, parte integrale / de Pictorico y par las / Traducciones de mucho / de esta obra, con la / mayor solidaridad / y amistad de / D.A. Siqueiros / Firma a 6 Sept de 1951 [For Phil and Gertrude Stein, integral part of pictorialism and for the translations of much of this work, with the greatest solidarity and friendship of D.A. Siqueiros]". Stein is also the author of "Siqueiros: His Life and Works" (1994). A significant association between two important muralists and the book's translator First edition. 4to. Text in English, Spanish and French. 215 black and white illustrations by Siqueiros, including a color plate tipped to the verso of the title page. Black cloth and marbled endpapers. Fading to the spine, and corners rubbed. Interior fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Farbige Original-Lithographie "abstrakte Komposition".

      Unten links hs. numeriert (10/60), unten rechts hs. signiert und datiert: Klotz, (19)83.. 58,5x76,5 cm (Blattgrösse). Gerahmt.. Der Churer Maler, Plastiker und Lehrer Lenz Klotz besuchte u.a. an der KGS Basel die Malklasse unter Heinrich Müller und war von 1951-1988 Lehrer an der KSG Basel. Von 1951-1957 war er als Ausstellungs- und Kataloggestalter am Museum für Völkerkunde in Basel, von 1965-1984 war er Mitglied der Kunstkommission der Öffentlichen Kunstsammlung Basel. Mehrere Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Poetry and Drama: The Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecture, Harvard University, November 21, 1950

      Faber & Faber, London 1951 - First edition. Offsetting to rear blanks from a clipping, boards sunned and offset, a good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. However, Inscribed by Eliot "To Dorthea Merriman from T.S. Eliot. 21. ix. 51." The recipient was the wife of distinguished Harvard historian and diplomat Roger B. Merriman. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        House of Liars - A Novel

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, NY 1951 - First printing of Harcourt hardcover edition. First Novel. Translation of Menzogna e Sortilegio (1948). x, 566pp. Light blue quarter-cloth, black cloth, black ink spine lettering and design, cream endpapers, deckled fore-edge. Dust jacket price 4.00. Signed by Morante [without inscription] to title page. Book is in very bright, tight, fine, unread, unmarked condition; black dust jacket has slight hints of rubbing to spine and corner extremeties o/w exceptionally bright and fully intact. " Elsa Morante was critically acclaimed as one of the best Italian novelists of the 20th-century. Her most famous work, La storia [History] (1974), was called at the time of its publication the novel of the century. The penetrating study of the impact of WW II on European culture was immediately translated into several languages. Elsa Morante first achieved fame with Menzogna e sortilegio (1948, House of Liars), which received the Viareggio Prize. Her final novel, Aracoeli (1982), earned her the Prix Medicis Etranger. Morante was at one time married to novelist Alberto Moravia." - Books and Writers. "This long and distinguished novel, winner of Rome's literary prize - the Viareggio - is the first work of Elsa Morante, who in private life is Mrs. Alberto Moravia. Its publication is an important literary event. 'House of Liars', a modern story of love and human suffering, is narrated by Elisa de Salvi. Elisa, still in her twenties, is all alone in the house of Rosaria, friend of her father and of many men. What has brought her to Rosaria's empty rooms? As Elisa begins to tell the story of The Cousins - Anna, her mother, and Edoardo, the spoiled young scion of the Carantano fortune - the reader is held spellbound by a novel unlike any other he has ever encountered. Leisurely in pace and style, 'House of Liars' is wholly modern in its psychology and the subtlety of its characterizations. Among the principal charcaters are: Francesco, the idealistic socialist who ends up as a postal clerk.Concetta, mother of Edoardo, whose last days are those of a crazy penitent.Rosario, the sensualist, of who the auithor says ' it was as if she had a single lover named Desire'.Edoardo, the complex, Byronic figure who is loved but remains unloving.Anna, whoe devotion to her one and only love assumes truly heroic dimensions. Though it is large in scope and rich in story, this novel does not seem long; but it will remain long in the mind, and - one hazards the prediction - in literature." - dust jacket flaps. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Marston's Book Shop]
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        [Dance to the Music of Time:]

      London, William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1951&#150;75. A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer&#39;s Market; The Acceptance World; At Lady Molly&#39;s; Casanova&#39;s Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier&#39;s Art; The Military Philosophers; Books Do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings; Hearing Secret Harmonies. 12 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some light spotting to fore-edge, an excellent set in fine bindings. First editions, first impressions. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper of A Buyer&#39;s Market "For Marjorie Matan from Anthony Powell February, 1958.

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        Tabi No Kaisô (Recollections of Travel) ****** The rare artists' book, influenced by the travel poems of Bokusui Wakayama is one of the high points of Un'ichi's printmaking, exemplifying his personal integration of traditional Japanese culture with modern European art including the innovations of Die Brücke and the photography of Blossfeldt and Renger-Patzsch. Offered is example 68/300 with thirty one original monochrome woodblock works carved by Un'ichi: twelve self-composed tanka poems on individual leaves with a facing, linked print stamped with Un'ichi's seal (c) and 7 decorative woodcuts, five designs after forms in Nature, and two landscapes with structural treatments of ukiyo-e themes. ******

      Tokyo, Meiji-Shôbô, handmade Japanese paper and cloth, the only issue, limited to 300 signed and numbered copies, no. 68 stamped on the justification slip, the English translation by George Saitô (Joji) who knew the artist and contributed the introduction and notes. EDITION NOTE: The book is believed to have been issued in a smaller printing than stated, based on a comprehensive examination of the sales literature and knowledge of Un'ichi&#146;s working methods. "It appears that Hiratsuka often printed only as many copies of his works as were needed or requested over the years." [Keiko Moore (Un'ichi's daughter)] "Impressions of Hiratsuka's prints may occasionally have misleading edition numbers." [Fiorillo] 1951 - UN'ICHI [1895-1997]: After 1961, he lived with his daughter in the District of Columbia in the United States, only returning to live in Japan in 1994. He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in 1970 (never previously given to a print artist) and was the first artist awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure in 1977. The Hiratsuka Unichi Print Museum was opened in 1991 in Suzaka-shi, Nagano-ken, near Matsue, the artist's birthplace. In the United States, the Art Institute of Chicago has the largest public holdings and held a retrospective in 2001. AVAILABILITY: Two complete copies are documented as sold in the last fifteen years. A worldwide institution search finds examples at Mt. Holyoke College, the University of Pittsburgh, and the private Van Zelst family collection. SIZE: Leaves: 330 x 459 mm / Case: 332 x 239 mm / Folder: 330 x 233 mm / Book: 320 x 228 mm. TANKA: A short form of waka that Un'ichi had a great affinity for. The poet commonly uses two images, one derived from personal meditation, the other from Nature. Each of the tanka poems is inspired by a Japanese place. A map in the English notes section shows their location. WOODBLOCK LEAVES: twelve with vertical center fold and split layout, self-carved tanka poem on the right (229 x 330 mm), self-carved sumi print on the left (229 x 330 mm), prints stamped in cinnabar with Unichi's artist seal c, leaves sleeved loose in the decorated folder, as issued. FOLDER: Vanilla paper, each side decorated with a different botanical b/w vignette, Unichi's carved seal (a) printed on rear. BOOK: A primarily English text side and a Japanese text side are laid out back-to-back. Format: Deep azure & white hoshi wrappers decorated with a different print on each side, 4-stab holes sewn in the Fukuro-toji style with cerulean cord and beige corner caps, the English side with a panoramic sea coast view, its English title in white letters, the Japanese side with a water eddy design, its mounted cream title slip with blue border, Japanese characters printed in blue. Pagination: Confirmed complete, 44 leaves (88 pages), Japanese text with separate pagination, title page stamped in cinnabar with Un'ichi's seal (b) and protected by laid-in guard sheet, 1 blank leaf and 15 pages numbered in the Japanese style, ending temple roof ornament vignette on its own page with Un'ichi's block carved UN seal; English side, [3] pages, 70 pp. with introduction and artist preface, tanka section, each poem with its own division leaf, pp. 7-54, notes and site map, pp. 55-69, ending iris vignette on its own page with Un'ichi's block carved UN seal. CASE: maize cloth fastened with 2 bone clasps, Japanese characters in carrot, English letters in silver, outer sides decorated with a monochrome print done in a flowing sculptural style, the trough of a large wave roller in the foreground, sharply eroded littoral cliffs in the background, inner sides lined (with cloth & paper) with mounted publishing & justification slips. CONDITION DETAIL: Leaves: sharp, well-inked impressions, Leaf I with scattered top edge soiling on the text side and top edge spotting on the blank side, a few leaves with a light offset spot from stamped seal, some leaves with top and bottom edge bends, some with intrinsic, slight edge creasing because of folder size. / Folder: top and bottom bands of soiling and some scattered soiling. / Book: Pages: Fine / Wrappers: title panel with some soiling and spots, corner caps soiled, light edgewear, corner rubs. / Title Slip: Fine / Binding: Fine. / Case: soiled and one side with color fade, some edgewear, corners lightly bumped, inner sides also soiled and with scattered spots, mounted publishing slip with some spotting. REFERENCE: Hiratsuka: Modern Master; Keyes, Roger, Break with the Past; Fiorillo, Viewing Japanese Prints (online). ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Assignment in Eternity (signed copy)

      Fantasy Press, Reading, Pennsylvania 1951 - First edition of this collection of four long science fiction stories, octavo, 256 pages, signed by the author on the title page, fine in fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        Inherit the Wind.

      New York: Random House, 1951 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground, titles to upper board gilt, pictorial paste-on to upper board, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, some faint spotting of endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket. Illustrated title pages. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by Jerome Lawrence on the front free endpaper, "To Rabbi Sacks &#150; who has been a great friend and a glowing inspiration. With admiration, Jerome Lawrence, 1955". Inscribed copies of Inherit the Wind are particularly uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LES EBENISTES PARISIENS (1795-1830). Leurs oeuvres et leurs marques. Ouvrage contenant 1500 notices presentèes dans l&#146;ordre alphabetique enrichies de reproductions d&#146;estampilles et de factures.

      Grund,, Paris, 1951 - in-4, pp. 324, (2), bella leg. t. tela edit. con tit. al piatto e al d. Con 54 belle tavv. raffiguranti mobili e gli specimen dei vari artisti coi quali "firmavano" i loro oggetti d&#146;arte. Le centinaia di artisti sono posti in ordine alfabetico. Belliss. esempl. Raro. [167]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        A Dance to the Music of Time. Complete in twelve volumes comprising A Question of Upbringing, A Buyer&#39;s Market, The Acceptance World, At Lady Molly&#39;s, Casanova&#39;s Chinese Restaurant, The Kindly Ones, The Valley of Bones, The Soldier&#39;s Art, The Military Phi

      Heinemann, London 1951-1975 First Editions, first printings. 8vo. Original publisher&#39;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 (&#39;The Acceptance World&#39;). A very nice, crisp set housed in the original Broom-Lynne designed dust wrappers, that of the second volume (&#39;A Buyer&#39;s Market&#39;) 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 &#39;The Military Philosophers&#39;. A very good set of Powell&#39;s celebrated sequence - a Burgess Ninety-Nine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        The Illustrated Man

      Doubleday & Co. 1951 - Tan cloth, brown titles. Stated first edition. Book very good with a small bookshop sticker to rear pastedown, aging to cloth at edges. DJ very good minus, sunned at spine, price-clipped, creased & worn at top edge at front and at heel of spine with one tear, stained on reverse at bottom edge. 251 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Darien, CT, 1951. unbound. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, Scott&#39;s Cove, Darien, Connecticut, August 14, 1951. Written to Frederic R. Coudert, international law attorney and powerful political powerbroker, declining to attend a function due to a need to maintain his and Anne&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The End of The Affair

      London, William Heinemann,, 1951. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain black endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DIE. Signed.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1951 - First Edition of the highly-regarded third Lew Archer mystery, Signed as John Ross Macdonald, (Kenneth Millar) on the title-page. 8vo. 245 pp. A near fine copy in blue and white patterned paper covered boards, black topstain, black titles to the spine in a bright, pictorial dustwrapper showing a few negligible closed tears, some use at the heel and crown of the spine and one internal tape reinforcement. An attractive copy. "The best novel in the tough tradition I've read since Farewell, My Lovely and possibly since The Maltese Falcon." - Anthony Boucher, The New York Times. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Way Some People Die

      Knopf, 1951 - First Edition, first printing SIGNED BY JOHN ROSS MACDONALD on the front free endpaper. This is the true first edition with the words "first edition" printed on the copyright page. This attractive price clipped dustjacket has light chipping to the spine and corners. Otherwise, this original dustjacket is in nice shape. The book is tight and the boards have light wear to the edges. The pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a presentable copy of this true first edition SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!!! Trades and offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Requiem for a Nun

      Random House, New York 1951 - SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of only 750 copies signed by Faulkner. Faulkner's first work after winning the Nobel Prize; a sequel to Sanctuary, written twenty years earlier. Adapted for the theater by Albert Camus in 1956. New York: Random House, 1951. Octavo, original black cloth over marbled boards. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OCTOPUS. Signed Typescript.

      K.M., n.p. n.d. [Univ. Of Michigan] 1951 - His doctoral thesis "COLERIDGE AND THE INWARD EYE" was submitted in 1951 at the University of Michigan. [PHD 1951]. This piece [All about Frank Norris graded an A+] is from the same period submitted and graded by Dr. Thorpe and signed as Kenneth Miller & Ross Macdonald in blue ink at the top of the first page. In very good condition. 31 Xerox pages in very good condition. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Requiem for a Nun

      Random House, New York 1951 - Copy #208 of 750 signed copies of the limited edition. Light fading to the spine, otherwise fine. This work was a sequel of sorts to Sanctuary, continuing the story of Temple Drake, and was Faulkner's first publication after winning the Nobel Prize. It was later translated into French by Albert Camus. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Den knutna näven. Andra upplagan.

      [ENGLISH: With a holograph quotation written by the author on first page. Swedish writer Pär Lagerkvist was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1951. Inscribed books by him are scarce, holograph letters very rare.] - Häftad, tryckta omslag. Ouppskuren, fint skick. Med egenhändigt skrivet citat av Lagerkvist ur boken: »Anden är inte maktlös - fast man så gärna vill tro det! Dess näve är bepansrad såväl som våldets. Och till sist är den den starkaste av de två. Pär Lagerkvist». Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1936. 128 s.

      [Bookseller: Hatt Rare Books]
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