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      Farrar Straus and Young, 1951. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Farrar Straus and Young, New York 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Publisher's logo present on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Publisher's File Copy. Stamped ""File Copy Editorial Department"" at the front endpaper. Book Condition: Near Fine, light shelf wear, clean boards, clean pages, tight spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, shelf wear, short tears, light spots.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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      1951. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. Original black boards, with dust jacket. First Edition of James Jones's first book, which won the 1952 National Book Award and then went on to become the famous movie of World War II. This is one of an unknown number of copies (though 1500 has been suggested) that have a numbered leaf signed by the author, of which this is copy #576. This is a fine copy, in a jacket that is near-fine (slight rubbing and a few tiny nicks along the top edge). Chosen as #62 of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        XIX CENTURY FICTION: A Bibliographical Record Based on His Own Collection In Two Volumes (PRESENTATION COPY TO THE GARRICK CLUB)

      London: Constable, 1951. Sadleir, Michael. XIX CENTURY FICTION: A Bibliographical Record Based on His Own Collection In Two Volumes. London: Constable, 1951. First Edition, presumably one of the 26 copies (out of 1,026 printed) reserved for the author. A FINE set in VERY GOOD original Dust Jackets. The GARRICK CLUB COPY (bookplate) with "From The Author" inscribed upon it. The holy bible for collectors of Victorian Fiction in fine original cloth.. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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        "Help! Help!" Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon, pen and wash, signed "W. Steig"

      New York: The New Yorker, Published 17 November 1951. Image 7 x 6 inches. . . "William Steig is the doyen of New Yorker artists, having contributed to the magazine since 1930. He is the author of more than forty books, including many beloved children's books. His drawings and watercolors are in the permanent collections of numerous museums-" (The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). This is a vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists, whose popularity has never waned

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        Great Escape, The

      Faber And Faber, London 1951 - Inscription On First Page, Refer To Scan. Reads: To Larry - In The Hope That This Dogged Escape (From Matrimony) Will Soon Be Crowned By Complete And Crashing Failure. Mud In Your Eye, Son Paul. Red Cover, Worn On Edges. Light Foxing Mainly Page Ends. Published: Mcmli. 263 Pages. Dust Jacket Not Clipped, Foxed, Small Tear, Chipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Hamilton, Bermuda: The Bermuda Book Stores, 1951. Book. Good+. Hardcover. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. xvi, 240pp; numerous b/w photographs. Copy number 248 of a limited edition of 1500. Small stains to the edges of the covers and to the spine, subsequently coloured to match the blue cloth covers, but otherwise a clean, tight, and very nice copy of a very scarce record of early Bermuda..

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        Five Days After His ?Old Soldiers Never Die? Speech, Recently-Removed General Douglas Macarthur Is Thanked By Telegram For His Service To The Republic Of Korea

      Telegram. 1pg. 8 ½? x 7 ½?. Apr. 24, 1951. A telegram addressed to General Douglas MacArthur at his residence in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York from ?Chi Chung Chun, Speaker for the Democratic Nationalist Party of the Republic of Korea?. At the close of MacArthur?s involvement in the Korean War, Chi Chung Chun thanked MacArthur for his vast efforts in support of Korean freedom: ?The Democratic Nationalist Party of the Republic of Korea expresses its deepest gratitude for your immortal contribution to the freedom of Korea and to the cause of democracy believing that your championship in the fight for freedom will be engraved forever in the history of Korea and of free nations.? On April 11th, 1951, President Truman had relieved MacArthur of his command of the United States Army due to MacArthur?s supposed insubordination and disregard of Truman?s orders when speaking to the press. Five days prior to the telegram, on April 19, 1951, MacArthur gave his famous and much lauded ?old soldiers never die, they just fade away? speech to Congress upon his official departure from the United States Army. Korea?s Democratic Nationalist Party was a conservative party that reorganized into the Democratic Party in 1955. The telegram is printed on paper with red borders bearing the RCA Communications name and logo, as well as the RCA watermark. It is in fine condition with a few small marks. A terrific MacArthur and Korean War relic.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Les paysans *

      J.Aubier, Paris 18.1.1951. - En feuilles 29 x 23, couverture imprimée décorée, sans l'étui. Quelques légères piqûres en fin, peu gênantes. Beau poème en hommage à l'homme de la terre, non dénué d'humour. Édition originale. L'un des 80 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches signé par l'auteur, l'illustrateur et l'éditeur, après 20 Auvergne avec la décomposition de la gravure.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        WHERE NESTS THE WATER HEN. La Petite Poule d'Eau. Signed

      New York: Harcourt, Brace And Company, (1951)., 1951 Roy, Gabrielle. WHERE NESTS THE WATER HEN. La Petite Poule d'Eau. Signed. New York: Harcourt, Brace And Company, (1951). Presentation Copy of the First Edition of Gabrielle Roy's second novel, the first of her Manitoba books, Inscribed by her on the half-title page. "To Miriam Chopin / In fond remembrance / of her early interest / in my work / Gabrielle Roy". A better than very good copy in 1/4 blue cloth, (faded as is usual) over gray paper covered boards, navy titles to the spine in a near fine bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 251 pp. Translated from the French by Harry L. Binsse. Inscribed books by the author rarely come to market. [30297] $1450.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        PRETEXTES. Pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Avant-Propos de André Billy et Pierre Mac-Orlan. Signed

      Paris: Aux dépens d'un groupe d'amateurs, (1951)., 1951 Margeret, Robert. PRETEXTES. Pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Avant-Propos de André Billy et Pierre Mac-Orlan. Signed. Paris: Aux Dépens d'un Groupe d'Amateurs, [1951] With three original pencil nudes illustrated by Lobel-Riche. Folio, 88pp. Collated in 11 folded sections of 8 pages housed in a plain chemise & paper covered card folder with the publisher’s original matching slipcase with title label on the spine. Ten dry points in black by Alméry Lobel-Riche [Genève 1880 -1950 Paris], Painter, engraver & lithographer noted especially for his depictions of the world of the galantery. An extra suite of engravings with remarques included as well as one original zinc engraving plate. Number 39 of 50 copies on Rives [of 205 copies] - comprising the final state of the engravings in the text. Includes: 1 - Standing nude in pencil signed, 2 - Reclining nude in pencil enhanced in light crayon, signed - 3 - Standing nude in pencil on heavy transparent onion skin like stock, signed. A very fine example of this production devoted to Lobel-Riche in a lightly used & reinforced with clear tape publisher’s slipcase. Very scarce.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Lobel-Riche..

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        Rive Gauche

      - 93 pages in 4, sous chemise et étui, maquette d'une partie du texte de l'ouvrage publié en 1951. Pages 1 à 32 avec des corrections et annotations d'André Salmon. Pages 1 à 32 avec des corrections du typographe. Pages 79 à 108 avec des corrections et annotations d'André Salmon.

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      Trianon Press for William Blake Trust 1951. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. Trianion Press for the William Blake Trust. No. 113 of 250 London edition on pure rag paper of a total limitation of 516. The definitive facsimilie of Blake's original. Initially issued in grey wrappers, this copy exquisitely re-bound in full mottled blue morocco, initialled and dated 1986 by the binder. & Complete with all 100 plates. The rebinding has preserved the otherwise vulnerable plates to a stunningly high quality. All in Fine condition, without creasing, toning, foxing etc.. Original hinged box has short splits to linen at head and foot of spine. Price includes insured world wide shipping

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      LONDON. Hamish Hamilton, 1951. Fair. HB. 7X5"app. 253 pp. 1st U.K. Dustcoverhas separated at spine, but original Fritz Wegner design intact. Gift inscription, otherwise unmarked, though faint endpaper foxing visible.

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        The Moving Target

      Cassell, London 1951 - Black cloth titled in silver with fingerprint on spine. Tight and square, light foxing in the edges and endpapers and prelims. Dust jacket is unclipped and unfaded, small gaps at folds, wear to corners, protected in a fitted clear film sleeve. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reflexion Faite [Reflections on the Cinema] (Signed First Edition)

      Paris: Gallimard, 1951. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in wrappers (softcover), INSCRIBED by Rene' Clair on the half-title page. The great French director's memoir on the cinema, quite uncommon in the true first edition.

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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy: Men At Arms; Officers and Gentlemen; Unconditional Surrender

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1951-1961 First editions of each volume in the author's acclaimed "Sword of Honour Trilogy". Octavo, 3 volumes. Men At Arms is inscribed by the Waugh to fellow author, J.F. Powers, "For Jim Powers with admiration from Evelyn Waugh I bet you $1 you can't finish it". Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender are both signed by Waugh. Each are near fine in very good to fine dust jackets. The Sword of Honour trilogy of novels about World War II, is largely based on the author's own experiences as an army officer and some critics ague the crowning achievement Waugh's career. Its central character is Guy Crouchback, head of an ancient but decayed Catholic family, who at first discovers new purpose in the challenge to defend Christian values against Nazi barbarism, but then gradually finds the complexities and cruelties of war too much for him. "Sword of Honour was the climax of [Waugh's] career as a novelist . . . Here in his final work there run together the two styles, of mischief and gravity, that can be noted in his writing from the beginning . . . He may justifiably have thought of it as crowning his work" (Frank Kermode).

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        The Spinner, 1951

      Saint Prex, Switzerland: Atelier de Taille Douce. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2/1000. Hardcover folio, 20.75 x 17 inches, housing a beautiful print of Smith's "The Spinner" , from his 'Spanish Village' series, 1951. Number 2 of 1000 edition copies, numbered and signed by an agent of Smith's estate. Image measures approximately 12.5 x 7.5 inches, on sheet of handmade rag paper measuring 20 x 16 inches. With transparent vellum guard, printed with the following description: "Hand-pulled dust grained gravure made from an original print, in an edition of one thousand, plus one hundred artist's proofs. The plate was made by Jon Goodman. The edition was printed at Atelier de Taille Douce, Saint Prex, Switzerland. The mold- made cotton rag paper was produced especially for this edition by Georges Duchene at Moulin de Larroque, Lalinde, France. Each gravure has been approved by john G. Morris, agent for the heirs of W. Eugene Smith, and has been engraved with an authorized stamp." With said stamp, a blind embossed title, at the lower right of the sheet. In near fine condition with faint 2 inch crease to the lower left side, present on the covers, and less noticeably on the print. William Eugene Smith (December 30, 1918, Wichita, Kansas - October 15, 1978, Tucson, Arizona) was an American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his brutally vivid World War II photographs.

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      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. cloth.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, A fine copy. ("like new") in fine dust jacket with pink ink on spine panel faded. and some mild dust soiling to rear panel. A sharp copy of this book.. (#134771). First edition. Asimov's third sf book and second sf novel. Asimov's first three published novels are set earlier in the galactic empire future history of the Foundation stories, but have no direct connection with them. THE STARS, LIKE DUST is a space opera in which rebels fight the powerful war lords of Tyrann whose goal is the domination of the Galaxy. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 239.

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      1951. 1. LEWIS,C.S. PRINCE CASPIAN: the return to Narnia. London: Geoffrey Bles (1951). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8"), cloth, 195p., slight cover rubbing else Fine in nice dust wrapper (dw price clipped, with old mend on verso, slight fraying to top of spine). First edition, first printing of the 2nd Narnia fantasy, where the children help the Prince to regain the throne. Illustrated by PAULINE BAYNES with color plate frontis and in black and white throughout the text and pictorial endpapers. A very attractive copy.

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        Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia. A Story for Children

      London: Bles, 1951.. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.75 inches). pp.195. Pictorial front endpapers. Colour frontis and b/w illusts by Pauline Baynes. Publisher's blue cloth lettered in silver to spine. Pictorial d/w, not price-clipped (10s 6d), slight wear to head and foot of backstrip, just-nicked here and there, short closed tears to edges, now inner-repaired with archival tape, white paper to backstrip and lower panel slightly grubby or browned. D/w seems too large for book, and is a little baggy. Spotting to prelims to about p.7 and to extrems from about p.192. Spotting to top and fore-edges. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A Very Good copy in a like d/w with all the points present for a first edition, first printing: the publisher's imprint information on the colophon (to the rear of the book) states 'First published 1951', the colour frontispiece depicts the dance scene in chapter 11, and there is the map of Narnia on the front endpapers. The points that indicate the first state of the d/w are publisher's 'blurb' and price '10s. 6d. (line break) net' on the front turn-in, with reviews of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe to the rear panel, and 'APTV/10' printed to the rear turn-in. First edition. First printing.

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        [Maquette / Tapuscrit / Dessins / Gravures / Lavis] Clochers de Provence

      Maurice Darantière, 1951. Exemplaire du service de presse/Epreuves. Illus. by Lily Rossignol. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. In-4. Sl, Maurice Darantière, sd [1951]. 29 x 20 cm, in-4, 36 ff. n. ch. dont 12 eaux-fortes hors texte; en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée et illustrée. Edition originale. L'un des 200 exemplaires sur vélin du Marais, seul papier (n° 108). (Inconnu de Monod.) On joint à l'exemplaire : 1/ La maquette de l'ouvrage, due à Claude Frégnac, comportant 10 dessins à l'encre bleue sur papier calque, contrecollés (les dessins des deux derniers clochers n'ont jamais été contrecollés). 2/ 16 feuillets d'essais d'impression, comportant 7 épreuves hors texte. 3/ Pour chacun des douze clochers, le tapuscrit, ainsi que les documents suivants : a) Vaisons-la-Romaine : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, b) Saint-Véran-de-Cavaillon : dessin à 'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, c) Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve à grandes marges justifiée épreuve d'artiste, d) Viviers : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve à grandes marges du premier état, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, e) Saint-Honorat-des-Alyscamps : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve à grandes marges du premier état, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, f) Géménos : 1 épreuve du premier état justifiée épreuve d'artiste et paraphée, 4 épreuves de l'état définitif, g) Alès : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 2 épreuves du premier état dont l'une justifiée épreuve d'artiste, h) Le Thoronet, une épreuve du premier état justifiée épreuve d'artiste et paraphée, i) Moustiers-Sainte-Marie : un dessin à l'encre de Chine, rehaussé au lavis, sur papier Canson, paraphé, 1 épreuve du premier tirage, justifié épreuve d'artiste, 1 épreuve du premier état, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif justifiée épreuve d'artiste, j) Saint-Tropez : 1 épreuve du premier tirage, justifié épreuve d'artiste, k) Saint-Gilles-du-Gard : 2 dessins à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, le premier correspondant à une gravure finalement rejetée et entièrement recommencée, deux états de cette estampe, le deuxième justifié épreuve d'artiste, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, tel que finalement retenu, l) Le Thor : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif. 4/ Un dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque représentant l'Eglise St-Laurent de Salon-de-Provence (aucune gravure correspondant à cette étude, finalement non choisie pour le livre). 5/ Un dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque représentant l'Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde à Marseille (idem que 4/). 6/ Un dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque représentant la cathédrale d'Embrun, une épreuve du premier état et une autre du 2e état, justifiées épreuve d'artiste et paraphées (Embrun ne fut finalement pas retenu pour le livre). 7/ 2 paires d'estampes représentant des églises que nous ne sommes pas parvenus à identifier. Cet ensemble exceptionnel constitue un témoignage particulièrement intéressant de la genèse d'un livre illustré. Elève d'André Favory, Lily Rossignol est peintre de paysages, de nus et de fleurs. Son travail de graveur semble peu connu et peu abondant. Les eaux-fortes jointes, tirées par l'artiste elle-même, et non, comme dans l'ouvrage imprimé, par Roger Lacourière, sont beaucoup plus profondes que dans ce dernier. Quelques traces de rouille laissées par des trombones dans les marges de certaines estampes. Pour le reste, parfait..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Madame Bovary, moeurs de province. Eaux-fortes originales de Michel Ciry

      Paris: Jean Porson, 1951. Livre. Illus. by Michel Ciry. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. In-4. Paris, Jean Porson, 1951. 33 x 26 cm, in-4°, pagination continue dans les deux volumes de texte, (t. I) 2 ff. bl. + 233 pp. + 1 f. n. ch. + 4 ff. bl., (t. 2) 4 ff. bl. + 4 ff. n. ch. + pages 249 à 474 + 2 ff. n. ch. + 1 f. bl., avec 115 eaux-fortes dans le texte ou à pleine page, dont les deux de couverture, en feuilles sous couvertures rempliées imprimées et illustrées, étuis et boitier commun. Exemplaire enrichi d'une TRIPLE SUITE des 115 eaux fortes (1er état, 2e état avec remarques, 3e état avec remarques), chacune sous portefeuille imprimé et sous étui, réunies dans un boitier commun. Soit 5 volumes dans deux boitiers. Eaux-fortes originales. Tirage limité à 190 exemplaires. Celui-ci L'UN DES 25 DE TETE (n° 24), comprenant la triple suite, mais sans la 4e suite en état définitif, les deux cuivres et leurs deux dessins traités à la plume. Ces trois suites sont rares et notre exemplaire compte au total 460 eaux-fortes en divers états. Très bel exemplaire, avec toutefois des taches sur le fond des boitiers (invisibles quand les boitiers sont posés). Prévoir des frais de port pour 15 kg. (MONOD, 4681).

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        C. 1951-1954 Photographic Album Recording the Building of a Western-Engineered Milling Facility in Egypt With Many Pictures Identified and Depicting Social, Sporting, Political Activities in Cairo and Alexandria Egypt During the Nasser Era

      Cairo, 1951. Album with approxmately 280 + photographs; mounted with photo-corners only, not glued down; many with identifiers on back, dating the photograph and naming the participants; many photographs of social activities, state and company dinners, tennis matches, other sporting activities where apparently these people went to be entertained in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt; a mixing of Middle-Eastern and Western-style events, with some military and political leaders socially melding with the engineers and workers on this project; with views of the Egyptian countryside as well as of the plant; (with) a book in Arabic, evidently promoting the new facility, with black and white photographs; also including about 30-40 photographs of family outings, evidently in Europe, Italy and other places where family and friends may have had leave from building the project; various formats, mostly snapshot size, however there are many 3" x 5" and larger, even a couple of 7"x 9" size; all contained in a faux leather album, with a very worn spine and coming disbound; photographs clear, well-taken and very well preserved, recording a little-known aspect of Western business and industrial development in the Middle East, with the participation of wives and families while a project was being completed and during the Nasser revolutionary era; We note that some of the equipment, possibly for power generation, bears the Babcock & Wilcox name, and also equipment from Kohorn, who were textile equipment manufacturers; these names are visible on the apparatus pictured in the accompanying brochure.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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      London: Michael Joseph, 1951-1958, 1951 "Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irespective of size or wealth." Sackville-West, Vita. IN YOUR GARDEN. IN YOUR GARDEN AGAIN. MORE FOR YOUR GARDEN. EVEN MORE FOR YOUR GARDEN. Signed. London: Michael Joseph, 1951-1958. A Lovely First Edition Set Of Vita Sackville-West's Gardening Books Complete In Four Volumes, collected from her weekly Observer gardening column, Signed by her in Volume 1 with a very nice full "V. Sackville-West" signature tipped-in. Near fine or better copies in cloth, gilt titles to the spines in bright, fresh very good indeed illustrated dustwrappers. (Volumes two & four neatly price-clipped, Volume one wrapper with a bit of neat archival restoration primarily at the spine crown). Truly a collectible set of the original first editions now quite difficult to assemble. Housed in a handsome leaf green tbcl embossed cloth slipcase. Cross & Ravenscroft-Hulme A.48, A.51, A.53, A.56. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd.,, 1951-52. Compiled by Charles Eade in three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue buckram, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Title pages in red and black. A few minor bumps to edges of boards of volume I, some light rubbing at extremities. An excellent set in the lightly rubbed jackets with some fading along the spines and edges. First collected editions, first impression. Although the publication statement in Volume I gives 1951 as the date of issue, all three volumes were published simultaneously in an edition of 4740 sets in September 1952, 500 sets of sheets were exported for the American edition, published 1953. Eade corrected the titles of a number of the speeches and inserts the Secret Session Speeches in the correct chronological order. A lovely set, uncommon in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London, Cassell, 1951.. FIRST EDITION 1951-1952, 3 volumes, complete set, PRESENTATION EDITION INSCRIBED BY CHARLES EADE TO BERNARD FALK IN SEPTEMBER 1952, title pages printed red and black, pages: xv, 483; xv, 560; xvi, 578, all 3 with index at rear, original publisher's dark blue buckram, gilt lettered spine. Tiniest bump to lower corner of upper cover of Volume I, no previous owner inscriptions, a near Fine set in like DUSTWRAPPERS (not price clipped, a couple of tiny pale marks to spines of Volumes I and II, 2 tiny rubbed areas on spine of III, spines a touch darkened, tiny closed tear to head and tail of Volume I, 20 mm (¾") closed tear to foot of lower hinge on Volume II, plus 3 other tiny closed tears on II, 20 mm closed tear to foot of lower fold on Volume III, all repaired neatly on reverse). Presentation inscription by the compiler on front endpaper of Volume I. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Day of The Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph. 1951., 1951. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dustwrapper by Patrick Gierth. Book is near fine (slightly toned). Jacket is very good, chipped to spine ends and with a short, creased tear to rear panel. Shows well. An attractive example of a killer text. Author's first novel. Listed in David Pringle's 100 Best Science Fiction Novels.

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      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1951. First Edition preceeding the British edition. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth lettered in green. In the original pictorial dustjacket. 222. A fine copy in a dustjacket showing only slight signs of shelving and at some time laminated for protection. SCARCE TRUE FIRST EDITION. “London had gone blind--except for the lucky few who missed seeing the ‘entertainment,’ the pale green flickering light in the heavens. Now was the chance for the triffids to take over.....”. The source for the 1963 film that starred Howard Keel as the scientist who subdues the titular, man-eating plants.

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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph, 1951. 302pp, rebound in full morocco, smooth spine, black calf title label to spine, a.e.g., 'small shell' marbled endpapers. Externally near fine, internally very good indeed. Locke calls it "a modern classic of science fiction". Negley 524; Locke, Spectrum I:237. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good+/No Jacket. 12mo.

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        THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER Years of Adventure 1874 - 1920 [ Signed 1st ]

      New York: Macmillan. 1951. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Chips and tears to jacket. Some foxing to interior. Toning to end pages and pastedowns. ; Signed and inscribed by Herbert Hoover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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        The Art and Technique of Color Photography

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1951. Light bump at the spine head, else fine in a near fine jacket. Rare in this condition.. First Edition. Quarto. A collection of color photographs from seventeen photographers, including Cecil Beaton, André Kértesz, and Irving Penn, among others. Edited and designed by Alexander Liberman. One of the pioneering works on color photography. With a signed color photograph by Reinhart Wolf laid in, with an inscription to artist Ray Roberts on the back.

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        From Here To Eternity

      United States: Scribner, 1951. 1st Edition 1st Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Text lightly toned to the edges. No Previous owners markings. Black cloth boards with gold lettering. Scribner's A and colophon to the copyright page. Dust cover not price clipped. Some light shelf wear. One closed tear to the bottom edge of the front panel, light chipping to the spine and general edge wear. New mylar cover. Jones' 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece.

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      n.p. n.d. [Univ. Of Michigan]: K.M., 1951 His doctoral thesis "COLERIDGE AND THE INWARD EYE" was submitted in 1951 at the University of Michigan. [PHD 1951]. This piece [Macdonald/Miller at his scholarly best] is from the same period submitted and graded by Dr. Thorpe and signed as Kenneth Miller & Ross Macdonald in blue ink at the top of the first page. In very good condition. 31 Xerox pages in very good condition. Rare.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Le Clown égaré. Préface d'André Salmon. Lithographies originales par Armand Nakache

      Les Amis d'Astr? Paris: Les Amis d'Astrée, 1951. Livre. Illus. by Armand Nakache. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. Très Grand In-4. Paris, Les Amis d'Astrée, 1951. 38 x 29 cm, très grand in-4, 60 ff. n. ch., 15 llithographies en noir, dont 13 à pleine page, une au centre du colophon et une autre sur la couverture, en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée, imprimée et illustrée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Edition originale. Tirage à 65 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 45 sur vélin d'Arches blanc pur chiffon (n° 28). Notre exemplaire est en outre enrichi de DEUX LITHOGRAPHIES supplémentaires, toutes deux sans la lettre au verso et justifiées à la mine de plomb "épreuve d'artiste" : celle du chant premier et celle du chant sixième (rousseurs à la seconde). Seul livre illustré par Nakache. Rare. Quelques rares rousseurs marginales et de menues usures à l'étui, bel exemplaire malgré tout. (MONOD, 8524) (3 kg).

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        XX Poems

      [Belfast:] Privately printed,, 1951. 20 page pamphlet, staple bound. Original pale pink wrappers printed in black. Housed in a black cloth rounded spine solander box with chemise. Faint spotting to wrappers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of this rare early work, privately printed in an edition of only 100 copies on April 27, 1951. During the late 1940s Larkin worked as a librarian at the University College of Leicester and published two novels, Jill and A Girl in Winter. But "in the autumn of 1950 Larkin made a decisive break with his former life, taking up the job of sub-librarian of the Queen's University in Belfast. It was Belfast that saw, as Larkin later acknowledged, his breakthrough as a poet. Within a few months he wrote some of his best and best-known poems. He had little immediate success with them, and fell back on publishing at his own expense 100 copies of a pamphlet, XX Poems, set up by a local printer in 1951" (ODNB). Larkin tried to send most of these pamphlets to prominent literary figures, but he was unaware that postal rates had just been raised, and most recipients, asked to pay the difference for delivery of a pamphlet by an unknown writer, turned them away. "But soon he began to publish some of these poems in such periodicals as The Spectator and in a Fantasy Press pamphlet (1954), and to have them broadcast on the BBC Third Programme. Word began to spread that a new poet was on the scene. " (ODNB). A lovely example of this rare work, of which only four copies have appeared at auction since 2000.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE LARKIN PAPERS. Personal, Business, and Official Correspondence of Thomas Oliver Larkin, Merchant and United States Consul in California. Eleven Volumes Including Index Volume

      Berkeley:: University of California ,, 1951. First Edition. Near Fine. INDEX VOLUME SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY ANNA MARIE HAGER AND EVERETT G. HAGER. ELEVEN VOLUMES INCLUDING INDEX VOLUME. Complete Set. dated 1951-1968. LIMITED TO 1,000 COPIES ON LINWEAVE TOWN CRIER TEXT. Eleven Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printings in Very Good++ price clipped Dust Jackets with minimal soil and edge wear. Few pages uncut. Sm. 4tos. xxxi, 352 pp. xxii, 362 pp. xxvi, 372 pp. xxxi, 411 pp. xxvii, 333 pp. xxx, 361 pp. xxviii, 369 pp. xxix, 420 pp. xxi, 320 pp. xxxv, 353 pp. 80 pp.

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        French Country Cooking

      London: Macdonald,, 1951. Decorated by John Minton. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on brown ground. With the John Minton dust jacket. Frontispiece, vignette title and illustrations throughout by John Minton. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine a little rolled. An excellent copy in the bright, price-clipped jacket with just a few nicks at the corners and ends of spine. First edition of the author's landmark second book. A beautiful copy and uncommon in such nice condition. David (1913–1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognised for her profound influence on British culinary culture.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Verzameling Amsterdam. (Compleet in 3 delen).

      Asd., 1942-1951. - 3 dln. 4to. XVI,337,(6); XIV,(6),351-643,(6); XLIX,(7),657-911,(6) pp. Met talr.reprod. (ged. in kleur), 1 uitsl. kaart los in flap achterin deel 2. Regs. Gebonden. Buckram met vergulde ruggen. Fraai ex. * Oplage 350 exx. - Dit ex. opdrachtex. met gedrukte brief voorin deel 1, gesigneerd en met toegevoegde dankzegging in handschrift van W.J.R. Dreesmann. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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      New York: Putman, 1951 Sneider, Vern. THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON. Inscribed. New York: Putnam, 1951. 8vo., 282pp. First edition, first issue. Author's First Novel. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper [quite uncommon] with a bit of professional mending to the extremities showing modest wear. Inscribed by Sneider on the dedication page. "With sincerest best wishes / and good luck / Vern Sneider / June 11th 1951" A very nice example. The book was subsequently adapted for a play (1953) & film (1956) with the same titles, both written by John Patrick, Staring Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford & Machiko Kyô. In 1970, the Broadway musical Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen by Patrick & Stan Freeman was based on the novel. It depicts the activities of US Army military government officers & personnel in occupied Okinawa during World War II. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS. Signed

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merril, 1951 Presentation First Edition of the author's acclaimed First Book written when he was 25. 8vo., 400pp. A near fine, fresh copy in a bright dustwrapper. [A small tape mend on the verso at the crown]. Inscribed by Styron to his press agent, Glenn Bornstein on the title page. A precursor to his controversial 1968 Pulitzer winning Confessions of Nat Turner & National Book Award winning Sophie's Choice. A beautiful copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Indo-China

      Cape, 1951. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very near fine, some spotting just to the front text block and the endpapers, in a like dustjacket, not price-clipped and with some minor conservation to the spine ends. Looking very well on the shelf. Signed by the author, which is a rare bonus for this title. His third, arguably his finest, travel book.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        From Here to Eternity

      Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1951. From Here to Eternity by James Jones. Limited edition, signed and numbered in dust jacket. First edition with Scribner’s A and publisher’s device on the copyright page. Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1951. Page with Presentation Edition title this being number 889 with James Jones signature. Dust jacket is in near fine condition, minor wear to the bottom of the spine and some interior edge toning. Dust jacket is not price clipped with a price of $4.50. Binding is in fine condition. Contents Clean. 861 pages. Protected by Mylar. Wonderful copy of a scarce Presentation Edition. Inventory #10-092.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OCTOPUS. Signed Typescript

      n.p. n.d. [Univ. Of Michigan]: K.M., 1951 His doctoral thesis "COLERIDGE AND THE INWARD EYE" was submitted in 1951 at the University of Michigan. [PHD 1951]. This piece [All about Frank Norris graded an A+] is from the same period submitted and graded by Dr. Thorpe and signed as Kenneth Miller & Ross Macdonald in blue ink at the top of the first page. In very good condition. 31 Xerox pages in very good condition. Rare.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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