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        The Dam Busters. With a Foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Tedder. SPLENDID COPY IN THE DUSTWRAPPER

      Evans Brothers 1951 - 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and 17 plates on 12, some mild offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, top a little dust-soiled; original dark blue cloth, gilt back, a remarkably bright, fresh, clean copy in virtually spotless, unclipped dustwrapper. The moving story of RAF Bomber Command's most famous squadron and arguably the most famous air exploit of WWII. This book formed the basis of Michael Anderson's classic feature film of the same name (1954) starring Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd and Nigel Stock. The stirring 'Dam Busters March', written by Eric Coates as the theme to the movie, was almost immediately adopted as the official march of the Royal Air Force. VERY SCARCE IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.64; Mulholland & Jordan B121 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        La Comédie Animale - Trois Nobles Bêtes

      Editions Vialetay, Paris, 1951. In / 4 en feuillets, couverture blanche imprimée et rempliée sous chemise et étui recouverts de paille tissée, illustrations : 20 eaux fortes originales en noir de Odette Denis et deux planches supplémentaires, 183 p. Un des 257 ex. ; celui - ci est un exemplaire d?artiste avec envoi de l?illustratrice. Dos insolé. "André Demaison, romancier demeuré presque inconnu, avait collaboré en tant que spécialiste de l'Afrique au 'Guide officiel' de l'Exposition coloniale de 1931. La nécrologie de l'auteur, publiée dans Le Figaro du 21 septembre 1956, dit qu'il avait mené une vie de pionnier en Afrique, Sénégal. Encouragé par les frères écrivains Jean et Jérôme Tharaud, Demaison consignait des récits au sujet de la vie africaine et du monde animal.... On sait par contre qu'outre Trois nobles bêtes, Odette Denis a également enrichi de gravures animées les Poèmes barbares (1948) de Lecomte de Lisle et Le livre de la jungle de Rudyard Kipling (1949)." (National Library of the Netherlands) Le présent ouvrage nous montre son talent pour les animaux sauvages. Biblio : Monod 3600. cartonnage Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        Original Dustwrapper Artwork for Dance of Death

      London: Collins, 1951. London: Collins, 1951. The finished artwork for the first edition d/w of this book, image 13.5" x 17" (33.8cm x 42.5cm) in gouache and watercolour on artboard, with Collins printer's yellow instruction sheet on the verso, not signed, artist unknown. First Edition Artwork. No Book/Original Dustjacket Artwork.

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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        THE ILLUSTRATED MAN

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. cloth.. Page edges tanned, else a fine copy in good dust jacket with wear at. edges, faded spine panel, dust soiling to rear panel, and internal. reinforcement with brown paper tape along spine and flap folds.. (#148487). First edition. A presentation copy with contemporary inscription by Bradbury on the front free endpaper: "For / Martha -- / With my finest / wishes and thanks / for the happiness / you brought into my / life and career in / 1946 and 1948 -- and / with happy memories of / the lecture to your / class in 1950 -- A / high spot in my life -- / -- with affection, / Always -- / Ray Bradbury / Mar. 1951." Collects eighteen stories plus prologue and epilogue, including "The Velt," "Kaleidoscope," "The Long Rain," and "Zero Hour." Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-63. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 256. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 1008-13.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        LE HUSSARD SUR LE TOIT

      Gallimard 1951 - In-8 de 398 pages, cartonnage Bonet; exemplaire sur velin labeur N° 1055, dédicacé par l'auteur à Monsieur et Madame Louis Lucchini, "ce personnage qui se promène trop haut pour tout le monde". Petites coupures au dos, coins légèrement émoussés. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        God and Man at Yale

      Henry Regnery Company 1951. Hardcover Book Condition: Near Fine Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Henry Regnery Company, New York 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1951 with no additional printings. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering at the spine. Signed by William F Buckley at the front endpaper. Inscribed for Steve with Cordial Regards. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and pages, tight spine. Soft shelf wear, minor sunning at the head of the spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Jacket price clipped, shelf wear, chipping at the jacket spine. Light spots on the jacket spine.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        A Question of Upbringing

      Heinemann, London, 1951. Good. 1st Ed.Heinemann, London, 1951. Original red cloth. Book Condition: fair. First Edition. Top edges of pages a little browned. Boards have slight rubbing at the edges and the lettering on the spine has lost a little of its brightness and lettering. No marks or inscriptions other than that of original owner. Overall a well preserved copy. No jacket.

      [Bookseller: Stone Street Books]
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        The Green Hills of Earth

      Shasta Publishers 1951 - Shasta Publishers, Chicago 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Signed by Robert A. Heinlein at the half title page. Signature Guaranteed. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards & pages, tight spine. Soft shelf wear, two bumps on the boards. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Original Jacket priced at $3.00, shelf wear, light chipping, rear panel spots. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jubilee Edition)

      A.S. Barnes, New York 1951 - Jubilee edition. Fine in a modestly worn, very good or better dustwrapper. Inscribed by Turkin: "To Joe DiMaggio Who is great even without a bat, ball or glove in his hand. Hy Turkin. April 5, 1951." DiMaggio, who is of course cited frequently in the book, announced his retirement from baseball eight months later. With letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE PRIDE OF ST. LOUIS (Darryl Zanuck's Personal Heavily Annotated Copy of the Original Script for the 1951 Baseball Film Based on the Life and Career of "Dizzy Dean")

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1951. Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1951. Mankiewicz, Herman J. (screenwriter) Guy Trosper (story). THE PRIDE OF ST. LOUIS (Darryl Zanuck's Personal Copy of the Original Script for the 1952 Baseball Film Based on the Life and Career of "Dizzy Dean"). Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, June 23rd, 1951. Original Mimeographed 112pp Final Shooting Script brad-bound in blue studio wrappers complete with blue revision pages and Darryl Zanuck's extensive penciled notes (and drawings) present throughout. There are also two typed letters to Zanuck from his staff re: this script bound in. The 1952 film was directed by Harmon Jones and starred Dan Dailey. Likely inspired by THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (1942), this movie tells the story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s, a Hall of Fame member especially known for his brash and wild personality. This script story by Guy Trosper won an Oscar Nomination. A cool and unique script which doubles as an appealing item for the collector of baseball artifacts.. Signed. Printed Wrappers. Very Good.

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        The Preacher and the Slave

      Hammond, Hammond, and Company, London, UK 1951 - Fictionalized biography of labor icon Joe Hill, later reissued under the title "Joe Hill." Inscribed to previous owner on half title page. Maroon cloth boards are lightly worn on edges and corners, previous owner bookplate otherwise interior is clean. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped and has some wear to edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        The Catcher in the Rye.

      Boston. Little, Brown & Company. 1951. - First Edition with the statement "First Edition" on the copyright page. A very handsome copy bound in woven black cloth and stamped brightly in gilt on the spine. The book is very clean and tight throughout, perhaps unread. The black boards have been exposed to a few flecks of water at some point which have left a few faint, light spots on the front boards. There is also a touch of water exposure to 3" at the top left-hand corner of the rear boards. Internally, the paper is clean, creamy white and untouched. The complete dustjacket has the price of $3.00 at the top of the inside front panel and the iconic Lotte Jacobi photograph of J.D. Salinger on the rear panel. Above the $3.00 price someone has printed in small letters lightly in ink "copy #2." The front panel with the carousel horse is quite bright and very striking. The dustjacket measures 8 3/8" while the book measures 8", indicating that the jacket is most likely from a later 1951 printing. The jacket has some light striations on the rear panel and a few flecks around Salinger's chin and forehead. Overall, a very attractive copy of this classic. First Edition with the statement "First Edition" on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        The End of the Affair.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1951 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear cover in blind. With the dust jacket. Spine ends and edges of boards lightly rubbed, slight cockling to front cover, prelims and endmatter slightly tanned, front inner hinge partially cracked to gauze lining. A very good copy in slightly foxed jacket with toned spine, a small red mark to front cover, a couple of small light stains to rear cover, a few small closed tears and minor loss to head of spine. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph, 1951. London: Michael Joseph,, 1951. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the illustrated dust jacket. Housed in a green cloth solander box. Spine ends and edges of boards slightly rubbed, very light circular stain to rear board. Otherwise an excellent copy in a slightly rubbed dust jacket with a few nicks and a small tape repair to verso of head of spine. First edition, first impression. An attractive copy of this science fiction classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Toward a General Theory of Action

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 1951 - Presentation Copy, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHORS "Eleanor Maccoby with the sincere regards of Talcott Parsons, Clyde Kluckhorn, S.A. Stouffer, Robert R. Sears, Gordon W. Allport, Harry Murray", A unique Association Copy, Eleanor Maccoby was a noted psychologist best known for her contributions to developmental psychology and the psychology of sex differences. The signees were a Who's Who of eminent sociologists, psychologists, and anthropologists. Talcott Parsons career was entwined with the development of sociology as an academic discipline at Harvard, and in this book he was refining his "general theory of action". In 1931, Parsons was one of the inaugural faculty members in the Dept. of Sociology at Harvard. Gordon W. Allport is known as one of the founding figures of personality psychology, and along with Harry Murray were faculty in the Psychology Dept. at Harvard. Robert R. Sears was head of the Psychology Dept. at Stanford University, Samuel Stouffer a Professor of Sociology at Harvard, and Clyde Kluckhorn a Professor of Anthropology at Harvard. Book is Very Good, no dustjacket, corner crease bottom corners last 10 pages of book and top corners title page into contents page, cloth a bit rubbed. The signatures of all 6 of these gentlemen are SCARCE individually, and as a group, along with the Association to Eleanor Maccoby, this represents a RARE and unique opportunity in the academic collecting world ! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

      NY: Scribner, 1951. First ediion, first prnt. Presentation issue with a numbered tipped-in page signed by Jones. Copy #536. Limitation unstated but purportedly about one thousand five hundred copies.. Gilt lettering rubbed on spine with some loss. small tear in board cloth at the rear panel spine fold, minimal shelfwear; dustjacket with quarter-inch chip at spine topedge, wear at corners and on spine folds, toning on flap folds and less so on the spine. A tight copy in Very Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        "Interlaken". Original-Entwurf für Plakat 1951. Mischtechnik u. Gouache auf starkem Papier. Unten rechts signiert.

      . 101x63 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        The Antiquities. Complete 14 volume set. The Antiquities of England and Wales [7 vols.]; the Antiquites of Scotland [2 vols.]; the Antiquities of Ireland [2 vols.]; with Military Antiquities [2 vols.].

      New ed Hooper & Wigstead London - Large post4to. Collated with all the engraved plates. Contemporary brown full blind-stamped calf, gilt, all edges marbled, fawn endpapers. Old rebacks with five raised bands and gilt titling as pictured otherwise a VG set with unusually clean plates. Loosely inserted is a 1951 receipt from Dawson's Book Shop, of Madison for the set for $32 including tax, and a clipping from their Autumn, 1948 Catalogue showing the set at $35. The detail of the volumes is as follows: England and Wales New edition Hooper & Wigstead, Vols 1 through 5 N.D.; Vol. 6 1785, Vol 7 1797, Supplement Vol.8 [1787], Scotland Hooper & Wigstead, 1787, Ireland S. Hooper 1791, Military Antiquities New edition I. Stockdale 1812. Weight is approximately 25 kilos and the set can be couriered worldwide well packed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JIRI Books]
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        The End of the Affair

      Heinemann 1951 - first edition first impression from 1951, flat signed by Graham Greene to half title page, the jacket has some minor loss to bottom of spine, some minor chipping to top and some toning, not price clipped, there is some minimal wear to front boards and spine with a 2cm crack to cloth, the book is very sturdy with no other markings, its all in the pics, any questions please get in touch, paypal aacepted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Setanta Books PBFA]
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        Chromosome Fragmentation by Pyrogallol in Vicia Faba

      Separata de An. Aula Dei, Vol. 2, 1951, pp. 187-194. Separata de An. Aula Dei, Vol. 2, 1951, pp. 187-194. PAMPHLET. Separata de An. Aula Dei, Vol. 2, 1951, pp. 187-194. Offprint. First edition. Scarce offprint from Joe Hin Tjio who a few years after this was the first person to recognize the normal number of human chromosomes. Blandy Experimental Farm stamp front cover, some hints of foxing else very good. Tjio's offprints seldom hit the market. * Worldcat shows only one holding in Spain. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        SECURITIES REGULATION

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1951. Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1951. First edition. Near Fine/Good +. A nearly Fine copy of the book, unmarked and likely unread with slight fading to the red cloth at the top of the spine. In a Good+ price-clipped dust jacket with chips, tears and toning on the spine and a few expert reinforcements to the flap folds on the verso. Surprisingly scarce on the market without any copies appearing in the auction record and only a handful popping up over the last several years with our colleagues. & & Loss' iconic legal treatise on securities, the stock market and insider trading. Cited by the Supreme Court in over 50 cases, this work is still the backbone of securities practice more than sixty years after first publication. "Louis Loss has been known as the intellectual father of securities law... he was the first to put together all the laws, regulations and court decisions involving modern finance and systematically analyze them. He even coined the phrase 'securities regulation' and made it the title of the first book on the subject, published in 1951." (Stephen Labaton writing for the New York Times). Near Fine in Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        FANCY CANCELLATIONS ON 19TH CENTURY UNITED STATES POSTAGE STAMPS

      Herman Herst, New York 1951 - 4º, 287 p. Extraordinaria encuadernación firmada por Brugalla. Plena piel, nervios, tejuelo, lomo ricamente adornado con dorados. Bellos planos decorados con cenefas y ruedas doradas, cantos y cortes dorados. Magnífico ejemplar. Suntuosa encuadernación para esta segunda edición revisada y ampliada de un catálogo filatélico de sellos y marcas postales de fantasía de los Estados Unidos del siglo XIX. Fue publicada inicialmente en Francia en 1947, por el mismo autor en lengua francesa; ahora se traduce al inglés para la mejor comprensión de los coleccionistas americanos, ampliando el número de marcas postales después de la visita del autor a colecciones de los Estados Unidos. En la obra, todas las páginas impares reproducen un gran número de sellos a tamaño natural, y las pares, especifican el año de edición, el color y el precio. Catálogos. Filatelia. Estados Unidos de América. Catalogues. Philatelic. United States of America.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        The Bahrein Islands (750-1951). A contribution to the study of Power Politics in the Persian Gulf. An historical, economic, and geogra[p]hical survey.

      New York, Verry, Fisher & Co., 1951.. 8vo. 128 pp. With printed portrait frontispiece (Salman ibn Hamad Al Khalifa, The Sheik of Bahrein), 3 plates (including a colour plate of the Bahrain flag), and a printed map. Contemp. red cloth with printed cover label and giltstamped spine title.. Fundamental 1950s study of Bahrain's geography, history, and politics. Includes selected bibliography and an appendix of documents. - OCLC 402008. Not in Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The House In The Valley

      Cape, 1951. Cape, 1951. First Edition. hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed. Inscribed to Arnold Palmer (the golfer?-unlikely) and SIGNED by Patric Shone (pseudonym of James Hanley) on the front endpaper. The volume is mildly shelf worn and bumped at the spine ends. The dust jacket is uniformly clipped on all corners (price of 10s.6d.net is present), and light to moderately edge worn with a few shallow chips and two creases on the base of the front panel near the flap fold. The jacket, sleeved in mylar, is also soiled on the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Peintures initiatiques d'Alfonso Ossorio.

      Paris, La Pierre Volante (1951).. 4°. 64 S., 3 Bll. Mit 45 Abb. auf Tafeln, davon 6 lose montierte Farbtafeln. Farbig ill. Orig.-Brosch. mit leicht lädiertem Transparentpapierumschlag.,. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Dubuffet an die Basler Galeristin Trudl Bruckner. - Eines von 1440 Ex. (Nr. 10) (Ges.aufl. 1536 Ex.). - Alfonso Angel Ossorio war ein amerikanischer Maler philippinischer Abstammung. Er gehörte zu den Vertretern des Abstrakten Expressionismus, bekannt für seine Assemblagen. Eine Begegnung mit Jean Dubuffet in Paris eröffnete ihm ganz neue Perspektiven. Er begann sich unbefangen mit dem künstlerischen Potential von Geisteskranken und ungebildeten Kindern zu befassen. Auf Anraten von Pollock kaufte Ossorio ein großes Anwesen "The Creeks" in East Hampton, im Jahre 1951 und lebte dort mehr als vierzig Jahre. Er zeigte auf dem Gut unter anderem Dubuffets Art Brut-Sammlung. - Erstes weisses Blatt mit Abklatsch, insgesamt schönes, sauberes Exemplar dieses wichtigen Dokuments zur Art Brut im 20. Jahrhundert. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        Marilyn Monroe : Home Town Story (1951) Original Photograph

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1951 - Original publicity photograph from 'Home Town Story' (1951), an American drama film directed by Arthur Pierson and starring Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, and Alan Hale, Jr. The film features Marilyn Monroe in a small, early role. The film was backed by General Motors to promote their perceived virtues of big business. 25 x 20cm. Subjects: Marilyn Monroe -- Movie memorabilia -- Early photographs -- Actors and actresses -- United States -- Hollywood -- Film and cinema. The photograph is in a very good condition, slighty dulled and faded as with age. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown and Company, 1951. Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. "Little Brown & Company, Boston 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards with gold lettering at the spine. Scarce First Edition of this American Classic. Book Condition: Very Good+, light spots on the boards, shelf wear. Name at the front endpaper, a few light spots at the page edges. Small bump at the foot of the dedication page. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. First issue jacket priced at $3.00 in the correct position. Salinger's photo at the rear panel with the top of his head cut out of the photo.Shelf wear, light chipping at the jacket spine, tear at the jacket spine. Darkening, stain at the rear panel."

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Zedlitz").

      Wien, 7. XI. 1951 od. 1853.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An eine Dame: "[...] Vor Allem freut es mich über Ihr und der Ihrigen Befindenaus Ihrem Schreiben alles Gute entnehmen zu können [...] In Betreff der [...] Angelegenheit von Ruff bin ich sehr gern erbötig, wenn er seine Statuette einschickt sie selbst an den Kaiser [...] so wie in die Ausstellung zu bringen. Für den Erfolg kann ich nicht einstehen, glaube aber nach dem Talent was Ruff besitzt gewiß eine sehr gute Aufnahme auguriren zu können [...]". - Nachdem Zedlitz, der Sohn eines fürstbischöflichen Amthauptmanns, die militärische Laufbahn eingeschlagen und als Oberleutnant und Ordonnanzoffizier u. a. 1809 an den Schlachten von Regensburg, Aspern und Deutsch Wagram teilgenommen hatte, quittierte er auf Wunsch seiner Familie seine militärische Laufbahn, ging zur Bewirtschaftung der eigenen Güter nach Ungarn, kehrte 1810 aber als Kammerherr nach Wien zurück und verkehrte dort in literarischen Zirkeln. 1836 verfaßte der u. a. mit Grillparzer befreundete Zedlitz den Text für die Kaiserhymne auf Ferdinand I., im Jahr darauf trat er in den Dienst der Staatskanzlei, verfaßte österreichfreundliche Artikel für die "Augsburger Zeitung" und war in diplomatischer Mission tätig. Sein literarisches Schaffen umfaßt neben Lyrischem vorwiegend Dramen. - Mit kleineren Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        10 (4 eigenh. und 6 ms.) Briefe mit U. sowie eine Portraitphotographie mit eh. Widmung und U.

      Paris, Santa Monica, und New York, 1951 bis 1974.. Zusammen 12 SS. auf 14 Bll. Verschiedene Formate. Die Photographie i. F. 201:125 mm. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.).. Freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit dem Filmregisseur und -produzenten George Cukor (1899-1983), u. a. über Colettes Novelle "Gigi", die von ihr für die Bühne bearbeitet wurde: "This is not what I consider a final draft of Gigi, by any means, for there is plenty of work to be done on it. But I do feel it is at a stage where I should proceed according to the ideas of the director. My own concept of the play is that the whole thing should be in the mood of a rather naughty Valentine and that it must definitely have a girl in the title role who can emerge as a star. (Mind you, I do think that the part will give any actress plenty of scope and opportunity.) Another idea I have is this - - If it were a possibility that Bethel Leslie could play Gigi, it might also be a possibility that Helen Hayes would play Aunt Alicia. I know that Helen has been considering to do a play with Bethel, should the right one come along. So this might be it [...]" (a. d. Br. v. 3. IV. 1951). - Tatsächlich sollte "Gigi" dann jedoch mit der damals noch unbekannten Audrey Hepburn in der Hauptrolle besetzt werden und ebnete dieser dann ihren Weg zum Debüt auf der Leinwand. - Die Photographie mit einem hübschen Schultersück in S/W; beiliegend ein ms. Briefdurchschlag an Jerry Bressler von der Columbia Pictures Corp. (2½ SS. auf 3 Bll.): "Love to my twin brother from | Anita". - Aus der Sammlung Charles Williamson und Tucker Fleming.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Fly and the Fish

      New York: The Angler's Club of New York, Macmillan Company, 1951 - One of the most sought-after modern books on flies and fly-fishing, in its rarest and most desirable state. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, 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.. je Band zwischen 300 und 700 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. 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;

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        Dons des Feminines. Penrose, Valentine. Preface de Paul Eluard. Etching by Pablo Picasso

      Paris: Les Pas Perdus, 1951. Original edition illustrated by halftone reproductions after collages by Valentine Penrose. Limited in 400 copies, of which this copy is N 328 of 350 copies, sur Velin, with an etching by Pablo Picasso especially made for this book: The Couple. The etching shown the cancellation bars on the right upper corner, and is numbered in pencil. The soft cover book is guarded in a custom-made box. In very good condition with a minimal defect: the spine marginally split between the preface and the left page. Please look at the picture. Ref: Cramer 61, Bloch 690.The Story of Maria Elona y Rubia, from the "automatic" poem and collages of  Valentina Penrose. Woman of talent, beauty and personality, Valentina was one of the first women who joined the Surrealist movement; through her wide travels around the world she has built a full life, enhancing her magical imagery, eroticism, and passionate feminist nature. Her poems flow in a stream of musical rhythm, and her evocative images dragged in impossible dreams. Valentina was a surreal soul who naturally embraced the movement, she inspired Eluard to write the preface of this book with a deep admiration of her feminine phantasmagoria. Picasso influenced by Eluard was also inspired to make the beautiful etching that complete this edition: The Couple. It shows two women on a bed, locked in each other?s arms.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wohl Huntsville, Alabama, 25. XI. 1951.. 1 S. 4to.. An den Graphiker Heinz Haehnel über dessen Illustrationen: "[...] Die von Herrn Bechtle getroffene Bilderwahl leuchtet mir sehr ein, und damit ist ja dann alles in bestem Fluss. Ich waere natuerlich sehr gespannt, nun baldmoeglichst auch noch die Fotos Ihrer Bilder 'Supraterra' und 'Sirius im Anflug auf den Beschauer zu sehen. Herr Neher hatte mir schon vor einigen Wochen geschrieben, dass ihn das Bild auf Seite 70 im Life Magazin vom 17. Januar so beeindruckt habe [...] Herr Gartmann schrieb mir heute, dass Sie auch an der Bucheinbandillustration fuer die mathematische Studie 'Das Marsprojekt' (Sonderheft der WELTRAUMFAHRT) mitwirken. Wuerde sich hierfuer nicht Ihr Bild 'Marsflotte' herrlich eignen? Es haette den riesigen Vorteil, dass es dem Leser des mathematischen Krams (der ja 'Menschen zwischen den Planeten' das wissenschaftliche Rueckgrat geben soll) auch eine plastische Vorstellung davon vermittelt, wie die darin 'bewiesenen' Schiffe denn nun wirklich aussehen sollen [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung); etwas gebräunt und fleckig.

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        THE ILLUSTRATED MAN

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1951 Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with touch of wear at head and. tail of spine panel and corner tips, small scratch to rear panel, and. just a bit of fading to the spine panel. Overall, a nice example of. the jacket. (#148486). First edition. Collects eighteen stories plus prologue and epilogue, including "The Velt," "Kaleidoscope," "The Long Rain," and "Zero Hour." Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-63. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 256. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 1008-13.

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        Crónica de los Reyes Católicos (hasta ahora inédita). Tomo I: 1491-1504. Tomo II: 1505-1516. Edición y estudio introductorio por Juan de Mata Carriazo.

      Sevilla, Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, 1951. - Dos volúmenes en 4to. menor; 5 hs., CCC pp., 367 pp. y 8 pp., 634 pp., 1 h. Cubiertas originales, salvadas en encuadernación en media tela.

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        Capote, Truman: Inscribed Book

      Random House, New York 1951 - CAPOTE, TRUMAN. The Grass Harp. New York: Random House, 1951. Hardback. First Edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For = | Woods Gray | with admiration | and affection | Truman Capote". The book size is octavo and it runs 181 pages. The book is in good condition with the flyleaf and the title page beginning to detach from one another. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Collected Works of Mervyn Peake

      London: Queen Anne Press, 2011. London: Queen Anne Press, 2011, 2011. LIMITED EDITION bound in Japanese silk by Shepherds Sangorski and Sutcliffe. One of just 125 copies. 10 volumes, Royal octavos, black silk blocked in gilt with an illustration laid down to upper covers, grey endpapers. All volumes as new. The first and definitive collection of Mervyn Peake's works, comprising four novels (The Gormenghast Trilogy and Mr Pye), two books for children (Letters from a Lost Uncle and Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor), a volume of poetry, a short story collection, a new volume of miscellaneous writings and rarely seen material, and a collection of illustrations painted for his two sons. The Queen Anne Press was founded in 1951 to publish limited editions by notable authors, including such luminaries as Evelyn Waugh, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Cyril Connolly. Their recent and forthcoming publications include works by Peter and Ian Fleming, Mervyn Peake, Dylan Thomas and Sir Peter Blake.

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