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        Fox and the Crow #1

      D C Comics (National Periodicals), New York 1951 - Comic Book. Standard format and size. First Printing. 10 cent cover price. FINE. Binding firm and square. Corners fairly pointed with miniscule chip to bottom right. Without tears, creases or bumps. But for rubbed spot near top left corner, not marked in any way and very clean, and bright with slight tanning to paper. All comics carefully wrapped and sent boxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tree Frog Fine Books and Graphic Arts]
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        THE OLD BACHELOR AND OTHER POEMS

      Miami, FL: Pandanus Press, 1951. 1st edition, limited (1/240) original plain blue hand tied paperwraps, with printed paper label. Specially signed "Donald Justice" on the title page immediately below his printed name, and with two corrections by Justice to the title poem using the same pen. The author's scarce first book. The text includes eight poems, and is issued as "Chapbooks by THE EYE / Number Two" designed, set by hand and printed by Preston H. Dettman using Centaur and Weiss types. One inch closed tear to rear free end page, and tiny chip to edge of printed paper label, else only minimal wear.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Montfort. Zeitschrift für Geschichte, Heimat- und Volkskunde Vorarlbergs (KONVOLUT aus 22 gebundenen Jahrgängen) - Jg. 6 (1951) - Jg. 27 (1975),

      1951 - 1972. 1951 - je Band zwischen 300 und 700 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 22 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 17500

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        The Illustrated Man

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1951 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Bradbury on the front free end paper. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Original tan cloth covered boards; slight darkening around the edges. Jacket has original price of $2.75 printed on front flap. Some chipping on front and rear corners and at spine ends; creasing along the edges, no fading to spine of dust jacket. Very good. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Spartacus

      Howard Fast 1951 - Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by both Fast, the author, and the actor Kirk Douglas (the movie's main character). First Edition stated on the copyright page. Includes the original publisher's slip from the author. Original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap of dust jacket. Slight sun fading along the spine of the jacket. A very nice copy, housed in a custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        TRIPTYCH FOR THE LIVING POEMS ... WITH PRINTS BY MARY FABILLI

      [Oakland]: Seraphim Press, 1951.. Quarto. Full goat vellum, ribbon ties. Illustrated with woodcuts by Mary Fabilli. Fine. First edition. One of two hundred copies set and printed by hand in American Uncial type on Tovil handmade paper by Everson, although fewer than one hundred copies were bound and the majority of the remaining sheets were destroyed by Everson. This copy bears Everson's presentation copy to his long-time publisher and friends: " + For Robert & Dorothy Hawley this beautiful copy of an ancient book + so proud to sign it now after the years + Brother Antoninus July 27, 1971 Kensington +." BARTLETT & CAMPO A11.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown. 1951. Salinger's classic first book, signed by the author: "17 Dec. 1953/ Hanover/ with all good wishes/ J.D. Salinger." Now bound in full red morocco, this copy was once in the stacks of the Dartmouth College Library, which Salinger made a home of over the course of at least four decades, from the early 1950s through the 1980s. Signed without fanfare (or perhaps even notice) in 1953 and returned to the stacks and into circulation, where students contributed notations to the text, sometimes "improving" the writing or, in one case, enthusiastically endorsing a passage ("go! go!"). Prior to the current morocco binding, the book had been removed from its original binding and rebound in standard library buckram, at which point the book was trimmed at the top and bottom, so the text block is now shorter than that of a typical first edition and rounded, but even that binding did not withstand the use of its readership, and the copy was discarded by the library ("discard" stamp present) without acknowledgment of that day in 1953 when a young author took his own creation from the shelf of his local haunt, acknowledged it as his own, and returned it to the world. There then followed such a history of un-selfconscious reading in this book that it is impossible not to think of Salinger's dedication in his later book, Raise High the Roof Beam, in which, after a decade of dodging celebrity seekers, he wrote: "If there is an amateur reader still left in the world -- or anybody who just reads and runs -- I ask him or her, with untellable affection and gratitude, to split the dedication of this book four ways with my wife and children." A heartwarming copy of one of the true rarities of 20th century American literature. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Catcher In The Rye.

      Boston: Little Brown, 1951. - First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a bright near fine dust jacket without the usual tanning to the spine and without any chips or tears. The dust jacket is the correct first issue with the cropping of Salinger's head on the rear panel and the price on the front flap. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional copy. Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher In the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Published by Hamish Hamilton, London 1951 - , 251 pages, dust wrapper design by Fritz Wegner First GB Edition , Book cover lightly rubbed and sunned around the edges, internally clean, in very good condition , Dust wrapper spine ends and corners torn and chipped, front detached from spine and rear, bright and clean in good condition , Blue cloth, silver titles on spine Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        XIX Century Fiction. A Bibliographical Record based on his own Collection

      Two vols. Large 4to, orig. cloth, upper cover of Vol. II a little marked. Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, [1951]. Limited to 1025 copies, this is John Carter's annotated review copy of this influential catalogue. Sadleir has added the following inscription on the half-title of Vol. I: "for John Carter without whose...(and all that) from his friend M.S. Jan. 1951." Carter was greatly involved in correcting the proofs of this catalogue and was also the author of the TLS review. There is much material laid-in: 1. A seven-page typewritten "Notes and Queries" by Carter sent to Sadleir while the catalogue was in proof, making many detailed comments and queries. 2. A seven-page typewritten reply from Sadleir, similarly detailed. 3. The remains of two dust-jackets with many comments by Carter. 4. Carter's TLS review (a press cutting). 5. Michael Sadleir's A.L.s., 2 pages, 13th April 1951, thanking Carter for his warm review of this book. 6. An offprint of Carter's "valediction" following Michael Sadleir's death (from The Book Collector). 7. A batch of correspondence between Carter and R.F. Sadleir, the son of Michael, regarding an augmented reissue. 8. Carter has inserted correspondence and clippings throughout the catalogue at the relevant openings. But what is really wonderful about this copy and makes it so special are the large number of notes, corrections, additions, and deletions throughout which Carter has made. Fine set with Carter's bookplate. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Hangsaman [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Farrar Straus Young. (1951). Her third book, second novel, and her first book to be published after the acclaim, and controversy, surrounding "The Lottery" -- both the story itself and the collection it gave its name to. Inscribed in the year of publication to William Jay Smith and Barbara Howes: "For Barbara and Bill. Affectionately, Shirley." With the Howes/Smith bookplate now laid in. Smith is a onetime Poet Laureate of the U.S. and both he and Howes, his wife, were National Book Award finalists for their poetry. Howes also edited an avant garde literary magazine, Chimera, in the 1940s, and she produced anthologies of Caribbean literature and Latin American literature that helped bring major authors from those regions to the attention of North American readers and critics. Jackson was living in Vermont at the time of this book's publication, where her husband, writer and literary critic Stanley Edgar Hyman, was a professor at Bennington, which was also Howes' alma mater. The fictional college in Hangsaman is based on Bennington, and the plot is in part based on the true-life disappearance of a Bennington student in 1946. Smith-Howes and Hyman-Jackson were at the time two of the preeminent literary couples in America, making this an excellent literary association copy. Glue residue on the front pastedown where the bookplate had resided; minor foxing to boards, else a near fine copy in a very good, supplied dust jacket with rubbing to the folds and several tiny chips and closed edge tears. Also corner clipped on the upper front flap, with the price ($3.00) stamped in the lower corner. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Basic Photo 1-5. Camera & Lens, Studio, Darkroom, Equipment; The Negative, Exposure and Development; The Print, Contact Printing and Enlarging; Natural-Light Photography; Artificial Light Photography

      New York & London: Morgan and Lester, The Fountain Press,, 1951. 5 vols. Octavo. Original grey boards titles to spines and covers in various colours. With the dust jackets. All fully illustrated with diagrams and reproductions of Adams photographs. Bookseller's stamp to front free endpapers otherwise an excellent set, dust jacket of vol I with a small chip to head of front panel, all lightly rubbed and price clipped. First editions, first printings apart from vol III, second printing. Athough a sixth volume is advertised on the dust jackets, this was never published.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Blaise Cendrars, Bütten, nummeriert 558, beiligendes Textdokument typoskript

      Denoel, 1951 - orig.perg. SU, altersgebräunt, etwas angestaubt, stärkere Gebrauchspuren SP1 International shipping air mail: 3.50 euros to 500 grams. 7 Euros to 1000 grams. Books about 1000 grams individually Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel Rosemarie Wassmann]
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        Typed Letter Signed on "Supreme Court" letterhead

      Washington, D.C., 1951. unbound. Outstanding typed letter signed, 1 page, 4to, 10.5 x 8 inches, on "Supreme Court of the United States" letterhead, Washington, D.C., March 31, 1951. Written to powerful New York attorney and power broker Frederick R. Coudert, on the correct method of presenting argument before the Supreme Court and coming to the defense of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. In part: "How right you are that counsel have no business here unless they are willing to engage in the Socratic method which, no one knows better than you, has been traditional with this Court. The beastly habit of too many counsel in reading their arguments, and too often reading from their briefs, makes me wonder if they know that the printing press has been invented. The whole point of oral argument is to bring to bear the force of personality and to reach the mind of the Court by a different route and through a different impact than the brief affords...You who knew Mr. Justice Holmes well must be amused, though perhaps saddened, by the fantastic attacks that are now made, largely of Jesuit source, whereby that good and tender man is charged with being the fountainhead of totalitarianism. I am sure were he here now he would say of these attacks, as of some others against him in his lifetime, that they deserve "intelligent neglect." Note: One week before this letter was written, Westbrook Pegler used his syndicated column to announce to the world that "Holmes was a cynical and senile brutalitarian," "the God of an evil cult," a "brutal old faker," and that he "had no morals than a pig" -- all this by direct pipe-line, through the Harvard Law Review and Felix Frankfurter. [From: Justice Holmes and his Heckler, Yale Law Journal, 1951, by Fred Rodell]. Natural folds; near fine condition. Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1939 - 1962); appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Lost Childhood and other essays

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,, 1951. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Upper board bowed, light spotting to cloth, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the lightly spotted jacket. First edition, first impression. The first published collection of Greene's literary criticism, containing forty-three essays.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Donna al telaio

      1951Litografia a colori (due bruni, ocra e verde), mm.485x346. Timbro a secco dell'Editore Guilde Internationale de la Gravure. Es. 199/200, firmato in basso a sinistra 'Campigli'.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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        KOSCIOLEK ZABYTKOWY PSTRAZNIA POW. RYBNIK".

      - Typ: rysunek; Haslo: Pstrazna; Przyn. adm.: powiat Rybnik wojewodztwo slaskie (katowickie) gmina Lyski; Sygnatura: Rysunek sygnowany w obrebie kompozycji: "I. NOWAKOWSKA-ACEDANSKA 1951" i na kartonie na ktorym naklejono rysunek "KOSCIOLEK ZABYTKOWY" [pieczatka] "PSTRAZNA POW. RYBNIK" [tuszem].; Technika: Rysunek olowkiem i weglem na kartonie; Format: 288x255.; Pochodzenie: Z: ze zbiorow autorki.; Inf o autorze: I. Nowakowska-Acedanska (15.12.1909 Lwow-14.02.1983 Gliwice) graficzka i malarka, zwiazana do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyla studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932), uprawiala przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo (sztalugowe i scienne) i rysunek oraz tkanine, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artystki, zob. Gronska 1971 s.433, Snoch 2004 s.11, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.135, Jakimowicz 1997 s.370.; Uwagi: Na odwrocie rysunku dodatkowy odautorski opis olowkiem: "/Kosciolek zabytkowy z Pstraznej pow. rybnicki/". Kosciol drewniany z ok. 1680, konstrukcji zrebowej, z wieza konstrukcji slupowej, orientowany, na miejscu tego kosciola ok. 1900 wzniesiony nowy murowany kosciol neoromanski, zob. Siemko 2001 ss.136-137.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura koscioly koscioly drewniane / Architektur Kirchen/Kirche Schrotholzkirchen/Schrotholzkirche / architecture churches/church wooden churches/wooden church / Handzeichnung / drawing;

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of "Academic Freedom"

      Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1951. First edition of the author's first book and seminal work. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light wear. Inscribed by the author, "For Senator Owen Brewster with best wishes and admiration William F. Buckley." The recipient served in the United States Senate from 1941 to 1952, and was also governor for the State of Maine. Also laid in is a blank letterhead from the United States Senate Comittee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, where Brewster served on. A very sharp copy, with a nice association. William F. Buckley's God Man at Yale "concludes that the values inculcated at Yale 'are agnostic as to religion, interventionist and Keynesian as to economics, and collectivist as applied to the relation of the individual to society and government… A like case could be made out against the economics teaching in many other leading American universities today" (Hazlitt, The Free Man's Library, 48).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Neither Five Nor Three

      NY: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1951. First Edition. Near fine in a VG+ Dust Jacket with light wear and a tiny chip at head of spine. Dedication copy, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper: "To Naomi with my love and thanks - Helen MacInnes. The author dedicated this book to her friend of many years Naomi Burton Stone ("To Naomi with love"). Stone was a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd. from 1939 to 1965 for Ian Fleming, Thomas Merton, Ogden Nash, Helen MacInnes and many others. She was also an editor at Doubleday and the author and editor of numerous books and articles. NEITHER FIVE NOR THREE was the author's sixth novel of intrigue and "is the story of a girl who gradually discovers that the man she loves has a secret other life in which he betrays our country." Listed in Hubin

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        The Puppet Masters

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. hardcover. F/VG+. 1st edition, 1st printing. Basis for the 1994 film starring Donald Sutherland. Jacket has light chipping at spine ends and a couple of small pieces missing at edges of rear panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown|~| Boston: Little, Brown. 1951. Salinger's classic first book, signed by the author: "17 Dec. 1953/ Hanover/ with all good wishes/ J.D. Salinger." Now bound in full red morocco, this copy was once in the stacks of the Dartmouth College Library, which Salinger made a home of over the course of at least four decades, from the early 1950s through the 1980s. Signed without fanfare (or perhaps even notice) in 1953 and returned to the stacks and into circulation, where students contributed notations to the text, sometimes "improving" the writing or, in one case, enthusiastically endorsing a passage ("go! go!"). Prior to the current morocco binding, the book had been removed from its original binding and rebound in standard library buckram, at which point the book was trimmed at the top and bottom, so the text block is now shorter than that of a typical first edition and rounded, but even that binding did not withstand the use of its readership, and the copy was discarded by the library ("discard" stamp present) without acknowledgment of that day in 1953 when a young author took his own creation from the shelf of his local haunt, acknowledged it as his own, and returned it to the world. There then followed such a history of un-selfconscious reading in this book that it is impossible not to think of Salinger's dedication in his later book, Raise High the Roof Beam, in which, after a decade of dodging celebrity seekers, he wrote: "If there is an amateur reader still left in the world -- or anybody who just reads and runs -- I ask him or her, with untellable affection and gratitude, to split the dedication of this book four ways with my wife and children." A heartwarming copy of one of the true rarities of 20th century American literature. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        patologia e terapia del libro

      raggio editrice libraria 1951 - Enciclopedia poligrafica - Terza monografia della serie: confezione dello stampato piccolisssimi strappi alla sovracoperta rigida con sovracoperta illustrata

      [Bookseller: Libreria Del Corso]
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        Prince Caspian, the Return to Narnia

      London (1951): Geoffrey Bles First printing, 194(1)pp., color pictorial frontispiece, illustrations by Pauline Baynes, bound in dark blue cloth, sine lettering silver, endpapers are maps, in clipped pictorial dust jacket with tiny chips to head of spine, minute chips or rubbing to corners, one small closed tear to lower edge of rear panel near flap. A very nice, clean copy without names or bookplates.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Les fruits du Congo

      Paris, Gallimard 1951 - Livre épuisé 20,8 x 14,3 cm, broché, couv. crème imprimée en noir et rouge, 332 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Réf. bibliographiques : Prix Veillon 1951. Condition : Edition originale du chef-d'oeuvre de l'auteur sur papier d'édition en service de presse (après 53 ex. num. imprimés sur vélin pur fil des papeteries Navarre). Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur, contemporain de la sortie de livre : À Rolland de Reneville, en hommage confraternel, Paris 27 septembre 1951 / A Vialatte". 410g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Floral Still Life.

      1951. 1951 - Oil on board, Signed and dated. 14 x 11 inches.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        CATRO POEMAS GALEGOS Four Gali- cian Poems. Musica por/Music by: JULIAN BAUTISTA.- Poemas por/Poems by LORENZO VARELA. Grabados por/ Engravings by LUIS SEOANE. English version by William Shand.

      1951 - Buenos Aires, Editorial Argentina de Música (E.A.M.). Imprenta López. 1951. 365 x 280 mm, rústica decorada por Seoane, camisa de cartoné, estuche original. 24 p., + 2 hs. + 24 h., de música. + CUATRO GRABADOS A TODA PLANA DE SEOANE, con título y firma autógrafa a lápiz. Tirada limitada, ejr., no 6 de la tirada de 100 ejemplares con el colofón firmado por Julián Bautista y Seoane. Perfecto ejemplar.  Galicia, Poesía, galegos, poemas galegos, Seoane, Varela, grabados

      [Bookseller: ArteyGrafía. com / Elena Gallego]
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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE (1st edition)

      Little Brown and Company, Boston 1951 - Little Brown and Company. Boston. 1951. 277 pages. First Edition, first printing. Copyright page contains the words FIRST EDITION. 1951. Black cloth with dulled gold stamped titles to backstrip. 4 slightly rounded corners, 1 with rubbing. Endpapers contain some pencil notation. J.D.S. d 1/27/10 is written on FFEP (small) in ink. this was the day that JD Salinger passed away. A couple of pages show wear to corners. The DJ contains a photo on the rear of JD Salinger with Photo by Lotte Jacobs credited just above JDS' name on rear. Unlike the true 1st printing DJ that slightly trims the top of JDS' hair, this copy has about 1mm space between the top of his hair and the DJ edge. This 1st edition book is married to a 1st edition Book Club DJ. This DJ is original, it just came with a bookclub copy, not the 1st printing. DJ lacks the $3.00 price and instead has the Book Club slug on the inside flaps at the top. DJ shows chips to corners and a chip at the crown of the DJ that has taken the word THE from the title. General soiling, slight staining and handling on all sides of the DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books LLC]
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        A HALF-TIMBERED VILLAGE (PARTS 1-3)

      Published by Penguin Books, 1951. 1st edition.. Paperback. Very Good. Very good condition. Puffin Cut-Out Books Nos. 7a, 8 and 9. 3 individual books in set, with pages of cut-outs in colour and instructions for assembly. Cardwraps, oblong format. Part 1 - Contains Hall House, Tiled Cottage, House with Gable, House Built on Crucks, the Market Hall. Part 2 contains - Pair of Cottages with outshut, Coaching Inn and Row of shops. Part 3 contains - Manor House, Tithe Barn, Cottage Row and Farmhouse with Outbuilding. Part 1 has new publishers label stuck to front cover and one piece from first page cut-out (neatly), and still present attached with paperclip to page. Rest of contents to parts 1-3 are unused. Light edge wear to all covers. [S]

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        Barbary Shore

      Rinehart & Co., New York, NY 1951 - Mailer's second novel, about an amnesiac WWII veteran who aspires to write a novel. Inscribed to street photographer Helen Levitt, a contemporary in the arts. Levitt's name is misspelled "Leavitt" but this copy comes from a member of the Levitt family. Boards are worn on edges and corners, some mild soil to edges of text block and endpapers. Text clean. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has some creasing and rubbing on edges, lightly discolored along top edge, has not been price-clipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        An Acre of Land (SIGNED COPY)

      Newtown: Montgomeryshire Printing Co Ltd 1951 - VG+ 1st edition HB signed by Thomas on flyleaf 'R.S. Thomas Awst 3 1956'. In recent full dark tan calf rebind with bright gilt title to front and spine with new endpapers. A VG+ clean tight copy of 38pp. (14 x 23cm)

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        The Buildings of England: A complete set of the 45 volumes comprising: South Lancashire; South & West Somerset; Staffordshire; Suffolk; Surrey; Sussex; Warwickshire; West Kent & the Weald; Wiltshire; Worcestershire; & those listed below:

      Penguin & Yale, various years. Bedfordshire, Huntingdon & Peterborough; Berkshire; Buckinghamshire; Cambridgeshire; Cheshire; Cornwall; County Durham; Cumberland & Westmorland; Derbyshire; Devon; Dorset; Essex; Gloucestershire - Vale & Forest of Dean; Gloucestershire - Cotswolds; Hampshire & the Isle of Wight; Herefordshire; Hertfordshire; Leicestershire & Rutland; Lincolnshire; London Vol. 1; London Vol. 2; Middlesex; North West & South Norfolk; North East Norfolk & Norwich; North East & East Kent; North Lancashire; Northamptonshire; Northumberland; North Somerset & Bristol; Nottinghamshire; Oxfordshire; Shropshire; Yorkshire - North Riding; Yorkshire - York & the East; Yorkshire - West Riding.The complete set of 45 volumes. Nottinghamshire & Middlesex are 1st edition paperbacks (1951) and are very good. The Devon volume is the Yale edition of 2004 and fine in dustwrapper (originally published as 2 volumes but here complete in 1). Of the remaining 42 volumes 16 are first editions (see below), the rest being early reprints. All are either original cloth or black leatherette and all in dustwrappers. Some dustwrappers with some edge rubbing but generally very good. The first editions are: Bedfordshire (1968); Berkshire (1966); Buckinghamshire (1960); Cheshire (1971); Dorset (1972); Gloucestershire - Forest Dean (1970); Gloucestershire - Cotswolds (1970); Hampshire - I.o.W. (1967); N.E. & E. Kent (1969); N. Lancashire (1969); Somerset & Bristol (1958); Oxfordshire (1974); S. Lancashire (1969); W. Somerset (1958); Warwickshire (1966); W. Kent & the Weald (1969); Worcestershire (1968); & York and East Riding (1972). A very weighty set; please enquire as to postage costs.

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        Østerlars Rundkirke på Bornhom.

      Orig. farvelitografi. 1951. 55 x 72 cm. Nr. 19 af 360 tryk. Signeret med blyant. Monteret i guldfarvet træramme.. Dejligt motiv af Østerlars Rundkirke ved måneskin. Oluf Høst har - lidt uvant - placeret flere menneskeskikkelser i forgrunden

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        The Works And Correspondence Of David Ricardo

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1951-55. First editions. Octavo, original cloth. 10 volumes. A complete set of the works and correspondence of Ricardo. Each are near fine to fine in excellent dust jackets. An very nice set, uncommon in such nice condition. David Ricardo became a stockbroker at the age of 21 and slowly became a recognized economic scholar in England. Though he retired at 42, he spent the following years of his life concentrating on his writing and research. "David Ricardo is without doubt the greatest representative of classical political economy. He carried the work begun by Adam Smith to the farthest point possible… Ricardo, writing 50 years later than Smith, showed a greater insight into the working of the economic system… In the opinion of his own contemporaries at home and abroad, Ricardo was acknowledged the leader of the science… His most important work is On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, first published in 1817" (Roll, History of Economic Thought, 155-6).

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        Green Hills of Earth, The

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1951. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine+. First Edition (so stated). 8vo: [10], 11-256pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth lettered in gilt with green paper-covered covers and "time line" end papers; in a pictorial dust jacket, priced $3.00, brilliantly illustrated by Hubert Rogers. A Fine copy, tightly bound, with bright, clean boards and crisp, unread pages; in a pristine jacket. Truly superlative. A collection of 10 Future History stories (some of which are charted on the book's 'timeline' end papers), most of which Heinlein wrote early in his career, between 1939-1941 and between 1945-1950, describing a projected future of the human race from the middle of the 20th century through the early 23rd century. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Mes Amériques *

      Vineta, Bâle, Paris & Lausanne 5.1951. - Broché 23 x 18, couverture illustrée rempliée, avec plein de gratte-septième-ciel. 73 dessins en noir de Géa Augsbourg. Exemplaire de surchoix de ce livre des plus courants, en conditions ordinaires s'entend. Le nôtre, dodu à souhait, est enrichi de pure truffe, adressée à un amateur qui devait le suivre de près, en témoignent quelques coupures de presse jointes à :- une malicieuse dédicace, signée et datée de 1954, évoquant les avantages des "bords du Rhône" par rapport au "pays des mille et une polices", un profil d'homme noir en forme de point final sous l'envoi- une carte de voeux pour 59 (l'année de naissance de votre serviteur) illustrée d'une encre de Géa et des voeux d'icelui transmis avec vigueur par sa compagne Jacqueline.Autres exemplaires disponibles sur demande. Édition originale. L'un des 2'000 exemplaires, après 50 chiffon vergé et 200 HC.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      New York 1951 - Fine content form letter, authentically signed "Helen Keller" in her typical pencil style, 1 page, 4to, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York City, November 5, 1951, on her personal letterhead, seeking funds for "deaf-blind fellows," in small part: "I am indeed happy to inform you that my deaf-blind fellows are receiving constructive help for the first time in the history of America. Try to imagine, if you can, the anguish and horror you would experience bowed down by the twofold weight of blindness and deafness, with no hope of emerging from an utter isolation! All of your pleasures would vanish in a dreadful monotony of silent days." Boldly signed, vertical fold, faint paper clip stain on the upper left corner; still very good condition.

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        The Buildings of England: A complete set of the 45 volumes comprising: Devon; Dorset; Essex; Gloucestershire - Vale & Forest of Dean; Gloucestershire - Cotswolds; Hampshire & the Isle of Wight; Herefordshire; Hertfordshire; & those listed below

      Penguin & Yale, various years. Bedfordshire, Huntingdon & Peterborough; Berkshire; Buckinghamshire; Cambridgeshire; Cheshire; Cornwall; County Durham; Cumberland & Westmorland; Derbyshire; Leicestershire & Rutland; Lincolnshire; London Vol. 1; London Vol. 2; Middlesex; North West & South Norfolk; North East Norfolk & Norwich; North East & East Kent; North Lancashire; Northamptonshire; Northumberland; North Somerset & Bristol; Nottinghamshire; Oxfordshire; Shropshire; South Lancashire; South & West Somerset; Staffordshire; Suffolk; Surrey; Sussex; Warwickshire; West Kent & the Weald; Wiltshire; Worcestershire; Yorkshire - North Riding; Yorkshire - York & the East; Yorkshire - West Riding.The complete set of 45 volumes. Nottinghamshire & Middlesex are 1st edition paperbacks (1951) and are very good. The Devon volume is the Yale edition of 2004 and fine in dustwrapper (originally published as 2 volumes but here complete in 1). Of the remaining 42 volumes 16 are first editions (see below), the rest being early reprints. All are either original cloth or black leatherette and all in dustwrappers. Some dustwrappers with some edge rubbing but generally very good. The first editions are: Bedfordshire (1968); Berkshire (1966); Buckinghamshire (1960); Cheshire (1971); Dorset (1972); Gloucestershire - Forest Dean (1970); Gloucestershire - Cotswolds (1970); Hampshire - I.o.W. (1967); N.E. & E. Kent (1969); N. Lancashire (1969); Somerset & Bristol (1958); Oxfordshire (1974); S. Lancashire (1969); W. Somerset (1958); Warwickshire (1966); W. Kent & the Weald (1969); Worcestershire (1968); & York and East Riding (1972). A very weighty set; please enquire as to postage costs.

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        The Stars Like Dust

      Doubleday, 1951-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Doubleday, 1951. First Edition, First Printing with First Edition stated on the copyright page. In original dust jacket with price of $2.50 intact. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Light age toning to pages. Light wear to cloth at corners and spine ends. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with chipping and a bit of loss to the top end of the spine panel. A nice copy, presents well.

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        A KING'S STORY. Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor

      New York: Putnam, 1951. Limited First Edition. Very fine copy in a very fine slipcase box, as issued.. Limited First Edition. Copy #127 of 385 numbered & signed by Edward (signed as "Edward" on colophon page). A beautiful, fully leatherbound production with raised bands, gold tooling, full silk endpapers with dentelles, top page edges gilt, silk marker. The Duke briefly served as Edward VIII but then abdicated in order to marry Wallis Simpson - who was a commoner and thus would not have been able to serve with him as Royal consort.

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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, three volume set

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1951. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Near fine. This is a full, first edition, first printing set of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. His soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has ever known. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. Further, the books measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. These sets have become quite scarce in the original dust jackets. Here is a very good plus first printing set in near-fine first printing dust jackets. The notable feature of this set is bright and entirely complete dust jackets with excellent shelf appearance owing to dust jacket spines that show absolutely no toning - a rarity. The jacket spines retain bright and distinctly pale yellow color, rather than the tan color to which these jackets are almost inevitably sunned. The dust jackets are unclipped, retaining the original front flap pricing, and show only fractional wear at the spine heads. The dust jackets do show modest overall spotting, heaviest at the flap folds, but only a few small spots show on lovely, bright dust jacket spines. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The books beneath are in very good plus condition. The navy blue cloth bindings are square and tight with bright spine gilt, sharp corners, and virtually no wear. The contents are bright and crisp with no previous ownership marks. The only thing preventing this set from being fine is spotting. Internally, spotting is confined to just the endpapers. We note light spotting to the Volume I & II edges, heavier spotting to the Volume III fore and top edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

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