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      Shasta Publishers, Chicago 1951 - Inscribed by Brown on the front endpaper to fellow author; "To Fletcher Pratt, Fredric Brown." Collects nine stories. Barron: Anatomy of Wonder 4, 3-69. Very light off-setting to endpapers. Several tiny spots of foxing to page edges. A near fine copy in fine and bright, as new dust jacket. A nice associational copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Mr. Lincoln's Army; Glory Road; A Stillness At Appomattox

      New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951-53 First editions of each volume in the author's acclaimed Army of the Potomac trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Each volume is signed by the author. Fine in a very good dust jackets. A Stillness At Appomattox went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in history and the National Book Award for Nonfiction. An exceptionally rare set of first editions, especially signed. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Catton's most widely ready work, recounts the bitter struggle between the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Virginia, and this first volume chronicles the early years under the command of General McClellan.

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        The Grass Harp.

      Random House, New York 1951 - 12mo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 brown morocco, gilt lettering on spine, marbled boards, a.e.g. (New York: Random House, 1951). First Edition. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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      SELECCIONES BILIOFILAS, Barcelona 1951 - (Volumen 10) t.I 314 t.II 341 pp. 19,5x13,5 cm. Edición limitada a 300 ejemplares en papel hilo numerados y nominativos, este nº 25. Grabado en frontis. Edición y prólogo de Martín de Ríquer. Contenido: Relato épico aventuras, compuesto hacia el 1300. Es una novela de caballerías adaptación de la vida de San Eustaquio (GASTOS DE ENVÍO INCLUIDOS EN EL PRECIO, para España, pago por transferencia previa) . FILOLOGIAS LITERATURA MEDIEVAL ESPAÑOLA NOVELA CABALLERIAS BIBLIOFILIA 54243 ZA-01 Optimo estado, cortes sin desbarbar, conserva cubiertas originales Magnífica encuadernación artesanal en media piel, nervios, hierros dorados, corte sup. dorado

      [Bookseller: Ducable Libros]
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        The Thunderbird Volume VI, Number 3

      Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, March, 1951. 34pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Yellow stapled wrappers. Near fine. Very subtle bowing to covers. Edward Abbey's time as editor of the UNM's literary magazine was short lived. Abbey had previously contributed poetry and classical music reviews, but this was Abbey's debut as the featured writer. Not only did he write an essay on anachy advocating students resisting the war and burning their draft cards during the Korean War, he published the oft quoted Diderot quote on the cover and attributed it to Louisa May Alcott! Abbey's efforts had the desired effect. The issue was seized and destroyed by the UNM officials and it would take a decade for the university to recover from Abbey's antics, and once again permit a literary journal to be published on campus. One of the scarcer and more desirable of Abbey's early ephemeral literary efforts. The essay, "Some Implications of Anarchy" features one Jonathan Troy, and was the basis for his master's thesis at UNM. Jonathan Troy went on to become the author's first published novel; an effort Abbey later referred to as failed Thomas Wolfe. Abbey never allowed Troy to be published again and it remains only in this form and in the rare first edition.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Memoirs of Hebert Hoover: Three Volume Complete Set

      New York: MacMillan, 1951-1952. First editions of each volume in the Hoover's memoirs. Octavo, 3 volumes. Each volume is signed by Herbert Hoover. Near fine in very good dust jackets. Includes: Volume One: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941. An exceptional set, uncommon signed and in the first printing. It is doubtful if any other American public figure of comparable position has written any autobiographical fragment with anything like its unstudied and natural literary quality....His book is genuinely historic"(Newsweek).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The End of the Affair

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1951. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth very lightly rubbed at extremities, light partial toning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with toning of the spine panel and edges and a couple of tiny nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Plain Murder

      London: Michael Joseph. 1951, 1951. FORESTER FAMILY COPY. 8vo. Reprint edition. Publisher's cloth in unclipped dustwrapper. Some moderate edgewea; very good. With signed ex-libris from the Forester and Troughton-Smith Family Archive to front pastedown. Inscribed by Forester to his nephew Stephen to front flyleaf: "To Stephen/ with best wishes from his reluctant uncle / C. S. Forester" Cecil Louis Troughton Smith wrote adventure stories under the pen name Cecil Scott Forester. Brought up in England, much of Forester's writing life was spent in California, a sufferer from arteriosclerosis and a partial invalid, sadly ironic for a man who had created one of the most distinctive and popular action heroes in the form of Horatio Hornblower. Forester married his second wife Dorothy, in 1947 and they lived in California until Forester's death in 1966. Having remained close to Forester's nephew; Mr. Stephen Troughton-Smith, who had a close relationship with his uncle, Dorothy eventually ended up living with Stephen and his family in Sussex after she became too frail to cope on her own. After her death in 1998 her Forester related books, correspondance and ephemera were bequeathed to Stephen Troughton-Smith who combined them with his own material to form the Forester Troughton Smith family archive. After his death the archive arrived in auction. Toovey's Auctioneers 21/02/2012

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Golden House

      [Penzance] Anthony Froshaug, 1951. 8vo. First edition. Of 258 copies, this is number 21 of 240 numbered in arabic numerals. pp. [xvi]. Frontispiece by Edward Wright; wrappers, wire stitched, with pictorial dust wrapper after Edward Wright (same design as frontispiece). Wrappers slightly dust-marked, otherwise a very good copy. With the author’s signed autograph presentation inscription to London gallery owner Erica [Brausen].

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Requiem for a Nun

      Random House, New York 1951 - Limited Edition. Hardcover. Signed limited 663-750. Lettering and gilt bright, unfaded. Housed in 1/4 black leather clamshell box, rounded spine with raised bands stamped in 22kt gold, dark green/black Japanese Asahi cloth covered trays and boards, trays lined black suedel, by Don Kobetsky. No dust jacket as issued. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lyons Fine Books]
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        [Libro illeggibile n. 12.]

      in 8° (240 x 165 mm) legatura per incollatura a pressione con copertina in brossura (piatto anteriore composto da carta bianca e foglio verde ripiegato a sovracoperta illustrato da collages al recto e al verso; piatto posteriore costituito da un foglio in carta nera ripiegato con collage al recto; non previsto il dorso) Libro d?artista confezionato a mano: ogni carta è rielaborata dall?artista con collages e fustellature, a creare un racconto visivo. Dal verso di c. [19] fino al recto di c. [41] le carte sono attraversate da un filo rosso che compie diverse evoluzioni. Le cc. [42]-[43] sono un mezzo foglio verde e una velina semitrasparente sottomisura che reca al recto un colophon dattiloscritto: «questo libro | il dodicesimo della serie | dei libri illeggibili in copia unica | è il primo riprodotto in venti copie simili | fatte a mano dall?autore e firmate | numerate dall?uno al venti | copia numero», cui segue manoscritto in pennarello bianco «16 | Bruno Munari - 1951». Cfr. Maffei, Munari i libri, p. 82 (descrive un esemplare con cc. [28]). Perfetto stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        The Grass Harp

      New York: Random House, 1951. First edition, first state binding. Octavo, original tan cloth, titles to spine in brown, green and black. An excellent copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Aion. Untersuchungen zur Symbolgeschichte.

      Zürich, Rascher (Psychologische Abhandlungen, Bd. VIII), 1951 (E. A.). - Mit einem Beitrag von Marie-Louise von Franz. 561 S. mit 2 farbigen und 5 schwarzen Tafeln. 8?, Ln. - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung und signiert von Jung. Schutzumschlag fehlt. Einband berieben. Schwacher Fleck im Schnitt; sonst Alter entsprechend gut erhaltenes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Seefeld / E. Jetzer & Co.]
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        Catcher in the Rye (BOMC 1st)

      Little, Brown & Co., 1951. Black cloth binding, gilt titles. BOMC edition with BOMC slugs and divit. Book very good plus with watermarked area to back board at foreedge, minor glue-darkening to pastedowns. First-state DJ, with author photo by Lotte Jacobi on rear panel, good plus with 1" missing at head of spine, 1/2" at heel of spine, two small holes at back panel fold, chipped top & bottom at front panel fold, sunned/stained at spine. Photo intact, however. 277 pp. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Dustjacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Book condition: Very Good

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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        The Grass Harp

      New York: Random House. (1951). First. Uncorrected proof consisting of long galley sheets printed rectos only, ribbon-tied at the top into blue covers with an applied title label. Affixed to the cover label is another label that reads: "An 'A' Book To Be Considered at the Next Meeting," apparently indicating the book was being considered as a main selection for the Book-of-the-Month Club. Modest wear, very good or better. Author's second novel. Rare in this format. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Change of World

      New Haven: Yale University Press. 1951. First. First edition. Foreword by W.H. Auden. A tiny, nearly invisible tape repair on a blank page, else fine in fine dustwrapper with a small smudge on the front panel (and with the price intact). One of only 551 copies of the author's first commercially published book. A fresh and lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Rinehart (1951)., New York: - First edition. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED "To Adel and Lucky / - from the sweet / megalomaniac / With love / Norman / April 1951." Head of spine creased and bumped, edge wear to the cheap boards, light foxing to endpapers, small stain to fore edge, otherwise about very good in lightly chipped dust jacket with rubbing to edges and folds. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Pittsburgh Pirate Official Yearbook - 1951 Thru 1959

      New York: The Jay Publishing Co., Inc., 1951. 43 Pages plus five Un-Numbered pages in a stapled magazine format. Very minor cover edge and corner wear. Beyond this is a Fine book with faultless interior text pages. This is series is known as Big League Books and this 1951 Edition is the very first of the annual yearbook series. No marks or stamps. There are photographs of Branch Rickey (General Manager), John Galbreath (President), and the owners Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson and Benjamin Fairless. Includes photo Includes player photographs and statistics for every player. Contents in 16 Chapters: Manger Meyer and Mates, In Tribute, Tomorrow's Treasure Trove, Pirate Production Personnel, Club Leaders, 1951 Pirate Personnel, Pirate Pickings, Famous Firsts, History of the Pirates, Miscellaneous Marks, A Good Scout, Pirate Peaks, Corasair Casters, Pirate Press, Thru The Years, and Where The Pirates Play, and I Wanna Be There When. This is a description of the 1951 Issue and the following eight issues have a similar format. Scans available. . First Edition. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 8 1/2" X 11".

      [Bookseller: Dons Book Store]
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        Portrait of the Artist as An American. Ben Shahn: A Biography With Pictures

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1951 - The first full-length biography of Shahn, written by his long-time friend Selden Rodman. Shahn was fifty-two years old and at the height of his fame when the biography appeared. According to Shahn's later biographer Howard Greenfeld, both Shahn and Rodman were very pleased with the work, Rodman immodestly declaring it "the best that has been written about an American artist" and Shahn praising it as a work whose "great beauty.lies in its critical and philosophical outlook." Many critics agreed, among them James Thomas Flexner who praised the work as the ".story of a meaningful life, evoked in all its complexity.a work of art in itself." Quarto (25cm). Cloth boards; 180pp; illus. BEN SHAHN'S COPY, warmly inscribed by Rodman to Ben & Bernarda Shahn in year of publication: "For Bernarda, who generously "forgot" my worst lapses, and to Ben, who won't (conveniently) stop "remembering" - with my love, Selden," datemarked Roosevelt, NJ, 1951. Mild wear; spine lettering rubbed; lacking the dustjacket. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Barabbas [Signed / Ingraverat]

      New York: Random House, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (fading to the upper portion of the front board's cloth reflecting the damaged area of the dust jacket, otherwise showing only light edge wear and slight lightening at the board extremities), in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket (with light edge wear, a damage to the upper right portion of the front panel, some sunning to the spine, a few small stains, and tape repairs to the interior of the front panel and flap), SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST on the title page. Elected in 1940 as one of the 18 "Immortals" of the Swedish Academy, Par Lagerkvist was a highly influential writer from his twenties into his seventies and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951 "for the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavors in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind". In his Presentation speech, Anders Österling, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, specifically cited Barabbas as one of Lagerkvist's major and most emblematic works, stating that "while Pär Lagerkvist makes use of different genres, dramatic or lyric, epic or satiric, his way of grasping reality remains fundamentally the same. ...each work plays the role of a stone in an edifice he intends to build; each is a part of his mission, a mission that always bears on the same subject: the misery and grandeur of what is human, the slavery to which earthly life condemns us, and the heroic struggle of the spirit for its liberation. This is the theme in all the works we choose to recall at this time: Gäst hos verkligheten (1925) [Guest of Reality]; Hjärtats sånger (1926) [Songs from the Heart]; Han som fick leva om sitt liv (1928) [He Who Lived His Life Over Again]; Dvärgen (1944) [The Dwarf]; Barabbas (1950). It is needless to cite others to give an idea of the scope of Lagerkvist's inspirations and the power of his genius." The first of Lagerkvist's works to be published in the United States, the novel gives a somewhat fictionalized account of Barabbas, the violent Jewish insurrectionist who, at the behest of the gathered crowd, was freed by Pontius Pilot (then the Prefect of the Roman Province, Judaea) in lieu of the innocent Jesus. Through Barabbas, Lagerkvist explores the fundamental question of good and evil. Quite well received, the novel immediately was described by many, including Andre Gide, as a masterpiece. The book provided the basis for the 1962 Dino De Laurentiis film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn as Barabbas, and featuring Arthur Kennedy as Pontius Pilate, Jack Palance as Torvald - the fiercest and most-skilled of the Gladiators, Silvana Mangano, Katy Jurado, Harry Andrews, Ernest Borgnine, and Vittorio Gassman. Beyond our shelves, signed copies of Lagerkvist's books in English translation are quite uncommon and difficult to obtain. A Very Good copy of perhaps the best-known novel ever written by a Swede, and his debut book publication in the United States, SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST. SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Historic Heraldry of Britain - An Illustrated Series of British Historical Arms, with Notes, Glossary and an Introduction to Heraldry

      London: No Publisher, 1951. 309pp, [3], contemporary full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, single fillet border to covers, gilt roll to inner edges, t.e.g., others untrimmed, Cockerell marbled endpapers. Very minor score to lower cover, ink stamp to one of the initial blanks, otherwise internally bright and clean throughout. Manuscript on japon vellum, written in black and red, colour illustrations throughout, with a colour frontispiece and one hundred and forty-two colour coats of arms, fourteen of which have been incorporated into larger illustrations. Housed in a cloth slipcase. The writer / illuminator has based this work on the printed book by Wagner, omitting some of the notes, but adding Mr Barnard's Heraldic Summary and the frontispiece is taken from Wagner's Heraldry in England (from the notes to the rear). An attractive piece of illumination. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Ward, Marcus. 8vo. Manuscript.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Jerusalem. A Facsimile of the Illuminated Book.

      London: The Trianon Press, [1951]. . Limited edition, no. 240 of 516 copies, 4to, (vi), viii, (iv) pp, followed by 100 coloured plates. Original gilt titled dark blue buckram in excellent condition, held in the original cloth backed folding box, this with some light wear.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Jackson Pollock 1951

      New York: Betty Parsons Gallery, 1951. Fine in printed white illustrated wrappers. Fresh copy.. First Edition. Thin quarto. Catalogue for paintings executed in 1951, with a two page introduction by Alfonso Ossorio. 14 black and white reproductions. Scarce early publication.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Chagall Oeuvres, 1908 - 1951

      Israel: L'Association Des Musees D'Israel, 1951. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Scarce exhibition catalog for the first showing of Chagall's works in the newly formed state of Israel. This copy SIGNED and dated in 1951 by Chagall on the front cover. Text in French and Hebrew. About very good condition in bound wrappers with age spotting to covers. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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      - Le Point du Jour, 1951, 1 volume de 145x192 mm environ, 365 pages, broché. Exemplaire N° 101, un des 105 sur Hollande van Gelder, numérotés de 36 à 135 (2e papier). Edition originale. Quelques plis sur le dos, frottements légers en bordure des plats, sinon bon état. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pursuit of Gentlemen [with unproduced typescript play]

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Indice de artes y letras

      - Literatura.(82) Madrid. 1951-1965 39 cm. 6 vol. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con lomo estampado. Contiene los siguientes Nº. Vol I: 1951-54: Año 6: Nº 43 (10 sept 1951), 45 (15 Nov 1951); Año 7: Nºs 47 al 58, (Año 1952). Año 8: Nºs 59 al 69 Año 1953. Año 9: 70-71 (Ene-Feb 1954 Ediccion para Extranjeros), 74 (28 febr 1954), 73 (30 marz 1954), 74-75 (Abril-Mayo 1954). Vol II, 1955-1957: Año 10; Nºs 76 al 87 Año 1955. Del 88 al 96, Año 1956. Año 11: Nºs 97 al 108. Año 1957. Vol III: 1958-1959: Año 12: Nºs 109 al 120 año 1958. Año 13: Nºs 121 al 132 año 1959. Vol IV, 1960-1961: Contiene los Nºs Año 14, Nº del 133 al 144 (año 1960) Nºs del 145 al 154 año 1961. Vol V: 1962-1964. Año XVI, Nºs 157 al 168 de 1962. Año XVII Nºs del 169 al 180 del año 1963. Nºs de 181 y 182 de 1964. Vol VI año XVII Nº del 183 al 192 del año 1964. Año XVIII Nºs del 193 al 199 del año 1965. Año XX Nº del 200 al 204 de 1965. Un tomo de dimensiones mas pequeñas que el resto . Cubierta deslucida. GJ24 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fly and the Fish

      New York: The Angler's Club of New York, Macmillan Company, 1951. First edition, limited issue of 222 copies, with two colored plates of flies loosely inserted. 8vo. Illustrated with drawings by Atherton. Original blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, Anglers' Club crest in gilt on upper board. Some spotting to upper board, else a near fine copy in box with slight wear. Bruns A 161 . One of the most sought-after modern books on flies and fly-fishing, in its rarest and most desirable state.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      n.p.: Irving Klaw. 1951. """At the height of the Roman empire, the small islandof Cypria, was amoung the few remaining places, unconquered by the romans...But soon the isle is overtaken by an army of girl soldiers, who capture its ruler, Princess Elaine, and the most beautiful maidens - the princess to be delivered to the Vestal Priestesses for their annual sacrifice, to Vesta, Goddess of Fire, the maidens to the slave market..."" Illustrated with elaborate perilous bondage using equipment, fire, bondage in groups, and other enticing fantasy scenarios." . "30 photographic prints, each approx. 8 x 10 in. Very good. Complete."

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      London: Sidgwick and Jackson Limited,. [1951]. boards.. Some foxing to top edge of text block, endpapers and preliminary. pages, a very good to nearly fine copy in a bright nearly fine dust. jacket with some mild shelf wear to corners and spine ends and a. little dust soiling to rear panel. (#136393).. First edition. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. The author's second SF book.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        [Il gallo I]

      1951Acquaforte 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]
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      1951, 1952, 1970 1951 - One typed letter signed, one autograph letter signed, and one autograph postcard signed by the controversial author of Worlds in Collision, Earth in Upheaval, and others. Velikovsky's books suggested that Earth's history was defined more by sudden catastrophes than by slow evolution. They became quite popular during the 1960s, when conventional wisdom of all sorts was being called into question. Each letter is written to a Mr. Tereshchenko: the first refutes two notions in a book by "Beaumont;" the second letter assures the recipient that the second volume of Ages [in Chaos] will be published and is being held up by Velikovsky himself; the third voices intent to send along a 1946 publication and explains that Ages in Chaos grew to a tetralogy. "Beaumont" is William Comyns Beaumont, a British author whom some claimed had advanced the notions put forward by Velikovsky a generation earlier. The first letter is secured across the midpoint fold with tape; very good. The second letter is on airmail paper; folded and opened as designed; else fine. The postcard is fine. Correspondence, or any autograph material, by Velikovsky is quite scarce, especially with significant content.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Olduvai Gorge

      Cambridge: the University Press,, 1951. A Report on the Evolution of the Hand-Axe Culture in Beds I-IV. With Chapters on the Geology and Fauna by Hans Reck and A. T. Hopwood. Quarto. Original orange cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Diagram and illustrations from photographs throughout. Lightly rubbed at extremities, corners bumped, spotting to endpapers. A very good copy in the rubbed, spotted, and nicked jacket. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Donald, Aug 1951". The recipient was Donald B. MacInnes, a palaeontologist who worked closely with Leakey. The Olduvai Gorge was the most important of the archaeological sites that Leakey excavated. He and his family worked there regularly from 1931 onward, and it was where he made his most important finds. In 1959 his wife Mary "found the skull of a 1.8 million-year-old australopithecine, which Leakey named Zinjanthropus boisei, affectionately called Dear Boy. A film of the excavation of 'Zinj' reached a wide television audience, and the Leakeys became celebrities" (ODNB). In the following year Leakey's son discovered "the 1.75 million-year-old remains of a creature later named Homo habilis. At the time, this creature was the oldest known fossil of the human genus, Homo, and is presumed to have used the first known stone tool technology" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1951. 2. LEWIS,C.S. PRINCE CASPIAN: the return to Narnia. Lond: Geoffrey Bles (1951). 8vo (5 1/4 x 8"), blue cloth, 195p., slight lean a few faint spots, very slight rubbing else VG+ in a near G-VG dust wrapper with some fraying and some small archival mends. 1st edition, 1st printing of the 2nd Narnia fantasy, where the children help the Prince regain the throne. Illus tratedby PAULINE BAYNES. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY C.S. LEWIS ON THE TITLE PAGE. Nice signed firsts by Lewis are rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1951. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket Just a little rubbed and faded at the tips. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed and toned jacket with some nicks and small chips at the corners and ends of spine repaired with tape on the verso. First edition, first impression. An attractive copy of this science fiction classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        'The Day of the Triffids' First UK Edition

      A first edition, first printing, published by Michael Joseph in 1951. A near fine book with some very faint spotting to the end-papers and page edges. In a very good+ wrapper which is not price clipped and has some light wear and a little loss to the head and a little to the tail of the spine. Some very light v-shape loss to the corners, but a very bright copy with an unfaded spine. A rare book in a very presentable wrapper indeed. A nice copy of the author's masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Jerusalem A Facsimile Of The Illuminated Book

      London: Trianon Press, 1951. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Blake, William. IX pages in text. Folio, 35 x 28 cm. Limited edition, copy 480 of 516 printed on rag paper. 100 collotype plates hand-colored by the pochoir process. The definitive facsimile of one of Blake's greatest works, and the first facsimile, in the series, created by the Trainon Press of Blake's illuminated books. The Preludium is by Joseph Wickstead, the Bibliographical Statement by Geoffrey Keynes. "An average of forty-four applications of water-colours was required for each full page illustration, of which there are four, and thirty-five have text with small marginal decorations. Of the remainder, fifty-one have some text with design filling half the page or more, and thirty-five have text with small marginal decorations." Bright, very fresh copy.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        A Soldiers Story

      New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1951. Tan cloth binding with Omar N Bradley script, spine with title & 5 stars in bright gilt, author & publisher in black, all on brown panel, MINT CONDITION. Map endpapers, photo frontis, 618pp., illus. with maps & charts. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED by OMAR N. BRADLEY, Copy No. 21 of 750 copies. t.e.g. Slightl edgewear & moderately sunned. Slipcase is in very fine condition. This copy is tight & clean. A wonderful copy. STATED FIRST EDITION.. First Edition. Cloth. Mint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Golden Age Books]
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        HARD NOT TO BE KING (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: House of Books, Ltd, 1951. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. One of 300 copies of the SIGNED first edition. Near Fine with the bookplate of William Vincent Seiller on the front paste down, a faint odor of smoke and darkening along the gutters from the publisher's glue. In a Very Good+ example of the fragile tissue dust jacket with a one-inch tear at the crown and minor wear at the extremities. Frost's short philosophical work in blank verse on "how hard it is to keep from being King when it's in you and in the situation." Only issued in this edition. Additional images available upon request. Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      New York: House of Books, Ltd., 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the edges, as often the case with this title. Near Fine, lacking the tissue dustwrapper. Crane A36. One of 300 numbered copies SIGNED by the author.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little Brown and Company,, 1951. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Cloth very fresh. Endpapers toned, faint spotting to edges of text block and to just a couple of places in the text. An excellent copy in the very lightly spotted jacket with a little rubbing and a few tiny nicks at the edges. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Alfred Kubin - Kollege Grossmann. Eine Plauderei mit vier Lithographien.

      Wien und München, Gurlitt Verlag 1951. - FLUR 8°. 21 x 15 cm. Originalbroschur mit Deckelillustration, hier dreifach durchgeheftet (leicht rostig). Umschlag minimal angestaubt. 11 (+1) Seiten mit vier montierten Originallithographien. Die ersten zwei Blätter mit leichter Radierspur. Gutes Exemplar. Marks A 245. Raabe 730. Horodisch 79. - Die kleine Gurlitt-Reihe Nr. 1. Einmalige Auflage von 200 Exemplaren. 330

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Carl Wegner]
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      Farrar Straus and Young, New York 1951 - First edition. Extremities of the boards a little worn, else near fine in good dustwrapper with a chip on the front panel, and lacking the top one inch of the spine (part of which is laid into the book). Author's third book, and second novel, and her first novel to deal with the darker regions of human nature and personality. Inscribed by the author to her in-laws, the parents of her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman: "For Lulu and Dad with all my love -- Shirley. April 1951." The recipients were, along with her own parents, the dedicatees of her book *Life Among the Savages.* Jackson was a bit of a recluse and books inscribed by her are uncommon, especially with any kind of association. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

      VG: in very good condition with rubbed dust jacket. Slight marks to cover. Not inscribed First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 195pp. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Prince Caspian

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, [1951]. The Return to Narnia. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver, map front endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, upper board a little mottled, a few tiny spots to edges of contents. A very good copy in the and nicked jacket with a small chip from the upper panel and tape residue to the lower panel. First edition, first impression. The second book in the Chronicles of Narnia.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CASE OF THE ANGRY MOURNER (Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1951. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE ANGRY MOURNER. New York: William Morrow, (1951). First Edition. A FINE bright copy in a NEAR FINE priced dust jacket (trifling edge wear, a tiny touch of foxing). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Tee, with much love from one of her devoted fans. Yours, Erle" Underneath this, he has signed his full name "Erle Stanley Gardner/ Oct 1951." Not much is known of the recipient as yet, other than she did write a story for Argosy Magazine in the late 1940s that appeared in the same issue as one of Gardner's. Erle Stanley Gardner occasionally signed copies of his books for friends and people he worked with but rarely did he inscribe a book so intimately. See our other copies from the same primary source by using key words Tee Rose.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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