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        The Green Hills of Earth.

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1951. First edition of this collection of short stories. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Robert A. Heinlein on the half-title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Hubert Rogers. A very sharp example. Robert A. Heinlein was one of the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived. His novels have been translated into every literate language on the globe--over 25 million Heinlein books are in print in this country alone. For five decades, young readers of science fiction discovered Heinlein, then gone on to voraciously devour every Heinlein book they can get their hands on. His now-legendary Stranger in a Strange Land was the first hardcover bestseller by a science fiction writer. From 1975 on, every new Heinlein novel made the New York Times best-seller list and shipped a million copies, including The Number of the Beast, Friday, Job: A Comedy of Justice, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset. In a career spanning half a century, he wrote over forty books, and four of his novels won Hugo Awards, an unequaled record for almost four decades. For the last three generations of readers, Heinlein is science fiction.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Rain On The Pavements ( J.B. Priestley’s Personal Copy)

      John Lehmann 1951 - The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1951. Author’s scarce second book. The Book is in Very Good++ or better condition. The boards are clean with some fading to the edges and a small bump to the fore-edge. There is some mild toning to the text block. Mild pushing to the spine tips. The book is tight, clean and free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. It bears the correct price of 10s 6d. It has some minor edge-wear with associated creasing and rubbing with a little loss to the ends of the spine. The spine is slightly toned but this does not detract from the pictorial wrap around design. The rear panel has mild toning to the edges but less so than usually encountered. Some small closed tears to the spine and flap folds which have been reinforced with a little archival tape to the verso. The wonderful period wrapper artwork is by the renowned artist JOHN MINTON and looks stunning in the Brodart protective cover. John Minton was commissioned to design the wrappers for both of Camberton’s books. The book also bears the personal library bookplate of J.B.Priestley to the front pastedown. Priestley was a great supporter of Camberton and was instrumental in gaining recognition for Camberton's first novel 'Scamp'. This is a very scarce association title. There has been much interest in Roland Camberton recently resulting in both his novels now being back in print. The author Iain Sinclair has particularly taken an interest and written on Camberton and his books. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        French Country Cooking

      London: John Lehmann Ltd, (1951).. First edition. 8vo. 247, (1) pp. Publisher's oatmeal cloth, gilt lettered brown panel to the spine, pictorial dust jacket, not price clipped. Black and white illustrations throughout by John Minton who also designed the jacket. A little wear with small nicks to the spine ends of the jacket, very good.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Paterson

      New York: New Directions Books,, [1951]. [Books 1, 2, 3 and 4]. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. In the dust jacket. Slight foxing to top edge. A very good copy in the dust jacket, with some light marking and slight creasing to head and foot of spine panel. First collected edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper: "Norman Di Giovanni with best wishes William Carlos Williams 12/2/51". Noman Thomas di Giovanni was a writer and translator best known for his later translations of Jorge Luis Borges writings. The four books had been published at intervals since 1946; this was the first collected edition. A fifth book would appear in 1958.

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        Les Bucoloques. Texte latin et version française de l'abbé Delille, gravures sur bois de Lucile Passavant.

      Paris, Philippe Gonin. 1951 - 4°. 115 p. avec 80 bois originales. Broché, couverture rempliée en feuilles avec chemise et étui. Première édition avec ces bois inspirés par Aristide Maillol. - 1/200 ex.num. sur papierde Montval Maillol. - Seul livre illustré par Lucile Passavant (1910 - 2012) qui devienne à l'age de 18 ans le modèle, la muse et plus tard la graveuse des bois d'Aristide Maillol. Soutenue par Harry Graf Kessler qui organise sa première expédition en 1945 à Paris. "C'est l'oeuvre d'un éditeur de goût, servi par une artiste de goût, bien conçue et faite pour plaire à tous ceux qui, en notre époque de désordre, ont su conserver le sens et l'usage de cette précieuse qualité" (Pierre Camo dans le prospectus joint). - Quelques faibles rousseurs, plus fortes sur l'étui et la chemisse.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Der Handvergolder im Tageswerken und Kunstschaffen.

      Stuttgart, Buchbinder-Verlag, (um 1951). 79 + 1 S. Priv. Ld., mit Lederintarsien. Meistereinband des Salzburger Buchbinders Wolfgang Stock, mit dessen Exlibris. - Nahezu tadellos. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Bibliophilie; Buchwesen

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        The Hobbit

      George Allen and Unwin, UK 1951 - 2nd Edition 1951 (5th Imp Overall since 1937) The very rare and important editon of the Hobbit. Only 1850 copies printed. In this new second edition Tolkien reflects on the new concept of the ring and its corrupting abilities, Tolkien made Gollum more aggressive towards Bilbo and distraught at losing the ring. The encounter ends with Gollum's curse, "Thief! Thief, Thief, Baggins! We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever!" This presages Gollum's portrayal in The Lord of the Rings. This then brought the book inline with the future Lord of the Rings trilogy. Book is near very good and quite bright. Cloth hinges rubbed in places especially at the spine tips. Contents good. The textblock has been at some stage strengthed internally at the gutters which has led to it being slightly offset and lower by 3mm. Book has slight lean. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Handbook of Maintenance Instructions for the Reeves Electronic Analog Computer, REAC, and Association Equipment

      Reeves Instrument Company 1951 - This is the bible of the Reeves Instrument Company's great REAC the Reeves Electronic Analog Computer. It is a handbook of maintenance instructions and operations, published in 1951, and is chock-a-block with what seems to be any techspecs and data that you'd need to operate the machine. It is two inches thick and has multiple fold-out schematics. The following appeared in The American Mathematical Monthly, vol 60, #4, "The NOTS REAC", pp 237-243. Rare. Not found in WorldCat/OCLC. PROVENANCE: the library at Reeves. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JF Ptak Science Books]
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        Die grössere Hoffnung : Roman.

      399 S. 8 , Leinen, Farbkopfschnitt Der Roman ist eines der repräsentativen Werke der deutschen Literatur der Nachkriegsjahre, die einzige Antwort von Rang, die unsere Literatur der jüngsten Vergangenheit gegeben hat (W. Jens) - Der autobiographische Roman erzählt die Geschichte von Judenkindern, die während der Kriegszeit der Verfolgung ausgesetzt sind, deren große Hoffnung, nach Amerika auswandern zu können, sich nicht erfüllt, und inmitten von Tod und Zerstörung, der größeren Hoffnung Platz macht - der Hoffnung auf Frieden, Versöhnung, Erneuerung (KLL 1/153) - das Buch enthält im Vorsatz eine persönliche Widmung der Autorin aus dem Jahr 1951 - Vorsatz i. Innenfalz etw. angerissen, Ecken leicht bestoßen gutes Expl.

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1951. Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Jacket a little creased at head of panels and spine, series of small ink stains just encroaching at foot of spine and front panel, small puncture at fold of rear flap, general nicks, chips and short tears, binding spine slightly rolled, nevertheless a very good copy in a good example of the eye-catching jacket designed by Michael Mitchell. First edition, first printing, of one of the great American novels of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Spectacle

      - Gallimard, Paris 1951, 14x18cm, broché. - Edizione dell 'anno dell'originale, estroso edizione menzione 82a. Firmato autografo dell'autore Andre Garnier arricchito con un disegno in inchiostro nero che rappresenta due ragazzi insieme che destreggiarsi con le palle. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 415 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil. Envoi autographe signé de Jacques Prévert à Suzanne Mélène : "... ce spectacle qui n'est pas pour elle "sans merci" enrichi d'un petit dessin à l'encre noire représentant un petit chat rehaussé au crayon de couleur rouge. Gardes légèremet et partiellement ombrées.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Requiem for a Nun

      Random House, New York 1951 - First edition. Fine in lightly worn very good or better original unprinted acetate dustwrapper with small nicks and tears (not shown in illustration). Copy number 736 of 750 numbered copies Signed by the author. A play, with long narrative sections, which continues the story of Temple Drake introduced two decades earlier in Sanctuary. Faulkner's first book after winning the Nobel Prize. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        SAGGIO SULLE ELEGIAE DEL SANNAZARO ESTRATTO DAGLI ANNALI TRIESTINI VOL. XXI SEZIONE I

      UNIVERSITA' DI TRIESTE, TRIESTE 1951 - INTERLINGUE Brossura editoriale leggermente ingiallita, con titoli e piccolo fregio in nero al piatto anteriore e minime tracce d'uso, pagine leggermente brunite causa tempo e qualità della carta, in italiano e latino La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        CESARE PAVESE verrà la morte e avrà i tuoi occhi Einaudi 1951 prima edizione

      CESARE PAVESE verrà la morte e avrà i tuoi occhi Einaudi 1951 prima edizione copertina morbida usato in ottimo stato, mai letto. leggeri segni di polvere in copertina

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        Paterson. [Books 1, 2, 3 and 4].

      New York: New Directions Books, [1951] - Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. In the dust jacket. Slight foxing to top edge. A very good copy in the dust jacket, with some light marking and slight creasing to head and foot of spine panel. First collected edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper: "Norman Di Giovanni with best wishes William Carlos Williams 12/2/51". Noman Thomas di Giovanni was a writer and translator best known for his later translations of Jorge Luis Borges writings. The four books had been published at intervals since 1946; this was the first collected edition. A fifth book would appear in 1958. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        That Toddlin' Town! A Rowdy Burlesque of Chicago Manners and Morals

      Chicago: Chi Publishers, 1951. First edition. Paperback. Very good overall. Fully signed by Hefner on the inside front cover, with a caricature in ink of Hefner with his profile with a cigarette & the head of a young man. "Although his own comics-making career never fully panned out, his early aspirations shaped him: He later knew he wanted his magazine to carry some of the biggest names in cartoons... Al Jaffee. Jules Feiffer. Shel Silverstein. Arnold Roth. "Plastic Man" creator Jack Cole. Those are just a few of the legends who drew for the then-dewy Playboy magazine... "Hugh Hefner was as devoted to cartoonists as he was to the centerfold," "The Simpsons" director-producer David Silverman tells The Washington Post's Comic Riffs." (Cavna, Michael. "Hugh Hefner dreamed of being a cartoonist. Instead, he changed the market for top comic artists", Washington Post, September 28, 2017. 8vo, 60pp of cartoons by Hefner. There is a printed dedication; "Dedicated to a wife named Millie, my soul mate and sole support." This refers to his first marriage to Mildred ("Millie") Williams, whom he divorced in 1959. Red, black and white pictorial wraps, staple bound. Covers a little marked, staples rusted but pages tight. The blank lasst page of the book adhered to the inside back cover.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        The Foundation Trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation.

      Gnome Press Publishers, New York 1951 - All volumes First Edition, First Printing, 1951-1953. All volumes and dust jackets Priority A as listed in Currey. Octavo. 255, 247, 210 pages respectively. Jackets illustrated by David Kyle, Edd Cartier, and Ric Binkley. Foundation with navy blue boards and orange titles. Light shelf wear to boards. Internal contents slightly toned as usual. Former owner's name in ink on the front pastedown. Jacket slightly toned with light chipping to the head of the spine. Very good condition. Foundation and Empire with red boards and black titles. Light shelf wear with some staining at the bottom edges of the front and rear boards. Internal contents slightly toned. Former owner's name in ink on the inside front pastedown. Dust jacket with light shelf wear. Spine slightly faded. Two taped repairs on the back of the jacket that have bled through to the front. A very good copy. Second Foundation with light blue boards and brown titles. Light shelf wear with some staining at the bottom edges of the front and rear boards. Internal contents slightly toned. Former owner's name in ink on the inside front pastedown. Dust jacket displays only light shelf wear. Spine slightly faded. A very good copy. A perfect opportunity to own the complete trilogy in its original form and in uniform condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        SNOWED-IN FAMILY JUDY JO STORY SIGNED , STATED 1ST EDITION, SNOWED IN,New England girl as the protagonist of mild adventures like helping a needy family in a Blizzard

      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Co. 1951 - HBDJ, 1951, Stated 1ST EDITION, 1st Printing, NF+/VG+, PRETEXT LISTS THRU DAY WITH MOPSY, Yellow & Blue Illustrated Cloth hardcover, Near fine+ condition in a VG+ dustjacket with Light Tape Repairs at the top and bottom of the spine In a new Brodart mylar dustjacket protector , Octavo, 8 in. Tall, X 5 3/4 IN. APPROX, 125 pages, Small Scuff mark front DJ, ,Adventures of a Favorite Heroine TRIP TO BOSTON, includes CornRoast, Strawberry Festival & Warm Sunny ,Beach. Little Green Isle O? Pines could be reached Only By A Sandy Road from the Mainland at Low Tide. ONCE WHEN GRANDPA WAS A LITTLE BOY [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        Acapulco En El Sueño

      Mexico City: Nuevo Mundo 1951 - First Edition. Quarto. Enticing images of mid-century Acapulco shot by Lola Alvarez Bravo, with the wonderful dust jacket designed by Carlos Merida. Text by Francisco Tario. Print run of 7000 copies, but much rarer than the ample number would indicate, especially in jacket. Intermittent foxing to prelims and end pages, else very good in a very good jacket, complete, with a few small tears repaired by old tape and a few areas of inoffensive foxing. Pleasing copy despite the minor flaws. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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        Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway.

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

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Spartacus.

      New York: Published by the Author, 1951. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Howard Fast and Kirk Douglas on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket illustration by Charles White. A very sharp example, rare signed by both Fast and Douglas, who starred in the role of the 1960 film. Spartacus is a historical novel about the slave revolt led by Spartacus around 71 BCE. The book inspired the 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Dalton Trumbo and starred Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, Laurence Olivier as the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, Peter Ustinov, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus, John Gavin as Julius Caesar, Jean Simmons as Varinia, Charles Laughton as Sempronius Gracchus and Tony Curtis as Antoninus. The film won four Academy Awards in all.

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        STORIA DELLA COSTITUZIONE ROMANA vol I

      NAPOLI: EUGENIO JOVENE, 1951. BROSSURA. BUONO. 17 24. USATO

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        Pistols for Two

      Crime Club, New York 1951 - A clean and nice copy in the Andy Warhol dust jacket. The jacket has a closed 1/2 inch tear at top of the front cover but is otherwise fine and is housed in a removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Seattle Book Center]
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        Spectacle

      first edition, one of the 415 copies numbered on "pur-fil" paper. Signed autograph signed by Jacques Prévert to Suzanne Mélène: "... this show which is not for her" without mercy "enriched with a small drawing in black ink representing a small cat enhanced in red pencil. Guards light and partially shaded. Gallimard Paris 1951 14x18cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Catcher in the Rye.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951 - Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Jacket a little creased at head of panels and spine, series of small ink stains just encroaching at foot of spine and front panel, small puncture at fold of rear flap, general nicks, chips and short tears, binding spine slightly rolled, nevertheless a very good copy in a good example of the eye-catching jacket designed by Michael Mitchell. First edition, first printing, of one of the great American novels of the 20th century. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        FOUNDATION

      New York: Gnome Press/Doubleday, 1951. Early Reprint. Approx. 5.75" x 8.25" VG hardcover in VG black dustjacket with lettering sunned to ivory & peach. Early reprint in year of original publication (1951) with no statement of edition on copyright page; while a First would so indicate and would have a printed price of $2.75, this printing displays a $2.95 price on unclipped front jacket flap. Gnome Press is credited as the publisher on title page, but Doubleday receives the distinction on spine of both boards and jacket. Mild discoloration around perimeter of very subtly bowed boards; rubbing to extremities. Age-toned, lightly soiled jacket, protected in clear mylar overlay, crinkled and creased with abrasion at corners and spine ends; a small chip from rear top edge near spine head. Significant age-toning throughout; otherwise, clean and tight. Shelve in Case #8 Spine is black with white and peach text. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        SNOWED-IN FAMILY JUDY JO STORY SIGNED , STATED 1ST EDITION, SNOWED IN,New England girl as the protagonist of mild adventures like helping a needy family in a Blizzard

      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1951. HBDJ, 1951, Stated 1ST EDITION, 1st Printing, NF+/VG+, PRETEXT LISTS THRU DAY WITH MOPSY, Yellow & Blue Illustrated Cloth hardcover, Near fine+ condition in a VG+ dustjacket with Light Tape Repairs at the top and bottom of the spine In a new Brodart mylar dustjacket protector , Octavo, 8 in. Tall, X 5 3/4 IN. APPROX, 125 pages, Small Scuff mark front DJ, ,Adventures of a Favorite Heroine TRIP TO BOSTON, includes CornRoast, Strawberry Festival & Warm Sunny ,Beach. Little Green Isle O'Pines could be reached Only By A Sandy Road from the Mainland at Low Tide. ONCE WHEN GRANDPA WAS A LITTLE BOY. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Mabel Betsy Hill.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Esplorazioni sotto la confessione di San Pietro in Vaticano eseguite negli anni 1940-1949

      Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, 1951. Due volumi. Volume I: Testo (Relazione a cura di B.M. Apollonj Ghetti, A. Ferrua S.I., E, Josi, E. Kirschbaum S.L. Prefazione di Mons. L. Kaas. Appendice numismatica di C. Serafini. Le necropoli - La memoria. La Basilica. Illustazioni nel testo e alcune tavole). Volume II: CIX Tavole. 4to. pp. XI-278 - 16 + CIX tavole f.t.. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Edizione di 1500 copie numerate (Numbered Edition). .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        NEVER LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE

      Simon and Schuster 1951 - Loewy, Raymond. NEVER LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1951. 377pp. illus. sm. 8vo. Inscribed by author on first free e.page, to Major General Royal Lord. Christmas card with a typed greeting, and signed from the author to the Lord family laid-in. Review card from publisher laid-in. Laminated boards, lamination starting to rise from spine panel, corners bumped, near fine tight hardcover in Near fine price-clipped d/w (2 small tears on rear panel, crease from paper-clip on front panel). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Verzierte gotische Einbände im alten deutschen Sprachgebiet

      Stuttgart, Josef Habbel at Regensburg for Max Hettler Verlag, 1951-1958. Four volumes (26 cm), I (Text, 1951): 159 (1) pp. II (1. Tafelband, 1953): 185 (1) pp. Plates 1-152. III (2. Tafelband, 1956): 137 (1) pp. Plates 153-256. IV (3. Tafelband, 1958): 157 (1) pp. plates 257-364 (altogether, approximately 2400 illustrations). Uniformly bound in collector’s red cloth. - A pioneering work for identifying the bindings of German incunabula, based on the author's systematic investigation of forty-three libraries, mostly in South Germany, where he examined 23,800 volumes. Kyriss identifies 186 groups of tools, each one of which probably represents the equipment of a single bindery; thirty-eight of these are monastic binderies, thirty-two binderies which used a name tool, a small number are binderies signing with initials or arms, and the rest binderies associated with a particular town. "The work takes its place among reference books of outstanding importance... With the aid of these plates it should be possible to localize a high proportion of German gothic bindings" (from a review by Howard Nixon of Bildband II, in The Book Collector, Spring 1957, pp.75-76). ¶ Ownership inscriptions and notes ink on endleaves of the bookbinding historian William Smith Mitchell (1908-1982); his pencilled instructions to his bookbinder on half-titles. Loosely inserted are Mitchell's typescript for a review (for Libri, volume 8, 1958, pp.200-201), and several of his offprints.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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        Rain On The Pavements ( J.B. Priestley's Personal Copy)

      The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1951. Author's scarce second book. The Book is in Very Good++ or better condition. The boards are clean with some fading to the edges and a small bump to the fore-edge. There is some mild toning to the text block. Mild pushing to the spine tips. The book is tight, clean and free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. It bears the correct price of 10s 6d. It has some minor edge-wear with associated creasing and rubbing with a little loss to the ends of the spine. The spine is slightly toned but this does not detract from the pictorial wrap around design. The rear panel has mild toning to the edges but less so than usually encountered. Some small closed tears to the spine and flap folds which have been reinforced with a little archival tape to the verso. The wonderful period wrapper artwork is by the renowned artist JOHN MINTON and looks stunning in the Brodart protective cover. John Minton was commissioned to design the wrappers for both of Camberton's books. The book also bears the personal library bookplate of J.B.Priestley to the front pastedown. Priestley was a great supporter of Camberton and was instrumental in gaining recognition for Camberton's first novel 'Scamp'. This is a very scarce association title. There has been much interest in Roland Camberton recently resulting in both his novels now being back in print. The author Iain Sinclair has particularly taken an interest and written on Camberton and his books. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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        Rogers, Bruce- Unbound, Unfolded Sheets, the Complete Book] The Twelve Moneths

      - Folio size. Unbound and unfolded sheets, the complete book, "The Twelve Moneths," Clarke and Way, 1951, designed and signed by Bruce Rogers.Incomparable typography and color matching. Fine. Most scarce thus as unbound sheets.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph. London, Michael Joseph, 1951. First Edition. First Impression. A very good copy of one the highlights of British Science Fiction. Read by a generation in GCSE English, the book has maintained its place in the British populace, but it's merit alone has seen it celebrated across the world. A wonderful novel, and amongst the best by the author. The book itself is in decent shape. Some wear to the corners and spine tips, slight lean and a short tear to the rear panel, small blue ink mark to rear too. Slight lean, owner's signature to title page. A decent copy. [Pringle, SF 100 Best Novels, Locke, Spectrum of Fantasy vo I p237] Cover art by Patrick Gierth [5906, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1951.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue Jacket. 8vo., 227pp.; VG/VG; spine red and white with black and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00'; has all points, including FIRST EDITION stated on the copyright page, black cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on spine, first issue jacket has Salinger's black-and-white photograph portrait credited to Lotte Jacobi on rear panel (very small, just above author's name.), dust jacket lacks Book-of-the-Month Club statement on front flap; dust jacket is in amazing condition, with extremely slight wear to corners, tail of spine; text block has some small staining to upper edge; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 3, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        De 1429 à 1942 - De Jeanne d'Arc à Philippe Pétain

      Raoul Solar 1951 - En feuilles sous emboîtage, 215 X 285 mm. Edition originale. L'un des 4635 ex. sur vélin Johannot. Lettrines, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe, et frontispices par Galanis. Textes inédits de Pierre Benoït, Le duc de Broglie, Maurice Donnay, Georges Duhamel, Abel Hermant, Jean Tharaud, Paul Valéry, René Benjamin, Pierre Champion, Léo Larguier, J.-H. Rosny Jeune - Jean de La Varende, Colette, Louis Beydts, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Cortot, René Fauchois, Paul Fort, Jean Giraudoux, Aristide Maillol, Paul Morand, Le R. P. Sertillanges, Jérôme Tharaud. Illustrations de Guy Arnoux, Pierre Bonnard, Lucie Boucher, Louis Bouquet, Charles Despiau, André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Aristide Maillol. Frottements au coin de l'emboîtage, plats légèrement passés, intérieur bon. Exceptionnelle réunion de la signature de Sacha Guitry, et des envois signés de Jean Cocteau, Colette, et Pierre Benoît. Photos supplémentaires sur simple demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Over het werk van Corneille gevolgd door een gedicht. (Met 5 originele linoleumsneden van de schilder).

      (Amsterdam), Kunsthandel Martinet en Michels, (1951). 12,0 x 16,0 cm. Geniet. (24) p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 200 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Zeer goed exemplaar, maar met twee plakbandvlekjes op voorste schutblad.l Nummer 152 met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van Corneille onder het colofon: 'Voor Mr de Jong ter herinnering aan/ het gezellig uurtje doorgebracht bij hem thuis./ Parijs 28 december 1954/ Corneille'. Kunstverzamelaar Hans de Jong (1907-1973) was de vader van de kunstenares Jacqueline de Jong, die een relatie had met Asger Jorn. BHC 9.B.

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        My Cousin Rachel

      1951 - First edition. 8vo., original red cloth, dust jacket. London, Gollancz. Inscribed by the author, ?To Dinkie, with best love for Christmas 1951, from Daphne? and signed by her on the title page. It is tempting to think that this inscription is to ?Binkie?, for it was Binkie Beaumont, king of the West End theatre, who produced Du Maurier's own stage adaptation of Rebecca, directed by and starring John Gielgud, and September Tide in 1949, and other books inscribed to Beaumont have been on the market recently. However, the D does appear quite clear. A very good copy in dust jacket, torn at the head and tail of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        FOUNDATION

      New York: Gnome Press/Doubleday, 1951. Early Reprint. Approx. 5.75" x 8.25" VG hardcover in VG black dustjacket with lettering sunned to ivory & peach. Early reprint in year of original publication (1951) with no statement of edition on copyright page; while a First would so indicate and would have a printed price of $2.75, this printing displays a $2.95 price on unclipped front jacket flap. Gnome Press is credited as the publisher on title page, but Doubleday receives the distinction on spine of both boards and jacket. Mild discoloration around perimeter of very subtly bowed boards; rubbing to extremities. Age-toned, lightly soiled jacket, protected in clear mylar overlay, crinkled and creased with abrasion at corners and spine ends; a small chip from rear top edge near spine head. Significant age-toning throughout; otherwise, clean and tight.Shelve inCase #8Spine is black with white and peach text. Dupont.

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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, 1951. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in lightly worn very good or better original unprinted acetate dustwrapper with small nicks and tears (not shown in illustration). Copy number 736 of 750 numbered copies Signed by the author. A play, with long narrative sections, which continues the story of Temple Drake introduced two decades earlier in Sanctuary. Faulkner's first book after winning the Nobel Prize. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1951. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A. A. Milne. Tall octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay to front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 12 mounted plates in colour and many line-drawings, all by Arthur Rackham. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Limited 100th edition, one of only 500 copies.

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