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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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        THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON. Inscribed

      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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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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        The Illustrated Man

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. First Printing of the stated First Edition. Publisher's tan cloth boards with black-lettered spine, 252pp., in original pictorial dust jacket, with 2.75 price on inside front flap. The book is in near fine condition, with some age toning to covers and mild discoloration at endpapers; and in a very good dust jacket, with tanning to spine, a couple short closed tears, slight rubbing to rear panel, and light edge wear. "Eighteen SF and fantasy stories from 1947 to 1951 plus prologue and epilogue. Structured by the device of a man's body tattooed with pictures, each of which comes alive with a story.Some social criticism, but emphasis on sentimentality in highly crafted, emotion-generating stories." (Barron: Anatomy of Wonder [1976] 150). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Belgian Congo

      Brussels.: Tourist Bureau for the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi.. 1951.. Color original vintage poster / pictorial map, 31 x 28 1/2 inches (79 x 72 cm), on sheet 33 x 30 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen. Several repaired tears in margins, two entering the image area, now scarcely visible. A very colorful pictorial map depicting the Belgian Congo's (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) people, animals, art and costume with decorative border of masks. Inspired by antique maps, with a beautiful and elaborate vignette at lower left. .

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        Comet in Moominland

      Ernest Benn Limited. Hardcover. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; 1951 FIRST EDITION ; tan boards with red decor on front, a little grubby but otherwise firm ; no inscriptions or markings inside ; an extremely rare book. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . COLLECTIBLE. 1951. First Edition.

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        NIGHT SKY. Signed Dedication Copy

      New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1951 [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] Kenyon, Bernice. NIGHT SKY. Dedication Copy to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. From the library of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The DEDICATION COPY of NIGHT SKY by Bernice Kenyon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. First edition, first printing with the Scribner's "A" & seal on the copyright page. The corners of the original, first printing dustwrapper are unclipped. Included in this collection is "Sigrid's Song", which tied with a Robert Frost poem for First Prize in the 1950 Poetry Awards contest. Night Sky is dedicated to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, & this is the dedication copy with a wonderful inscription to Rawlings in blue fountain pen by Kenyon which virtually fills the entire front free endpaper: "Dear Marjorie, / Your name is in every / copy of this book, but I put it on this page too, sending you my / great affection. I have always / felt that we share a great / delight in the natural world, and I know of no one who / has written about it more / beautifully than you have. / This goes to you with thanks. / Bernice Kenyon / June 17th, 1951". 8vo., 75pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine; blue, white & black dustwrapper with black & white titles at front & black titles at spine. Text block clean & blemish free. Dustwrapper shows light use with small chip at the spine extremities. The best possible copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE SEA AROUND US. Signed

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1951 Carson, Rachel. THE SEA AROUND US. Signed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition with peculiar bibliographical make-up. Later semi-gloss covered printed boards & dustwrapper but with only one review on the front flap & no mention of any later printings. An early issue. neatly signed by Carson on the half title. A near fine copy in dustwrapper showing modest use. This was Carson's second book & it was a blockbuster launching her into the public eye, winning both the 1952 National Book Award in nonfiction & a Burroughs Medal in nature writing. Nine chapter of fourteen were serialized in The New Yorker, beginning on June 2, 1951, & the book was published on July 2 by Oxford. The serialization created a very large popular response, & the book was the subject of the feature review in The New York Times Book Review the day before publication. One chapter: The Birth of an Island" was published in The Yale Review. It won the George Westinghouse Science Writing prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science & inspired an Academy Award winning documentary. The book has been translated into over thirty languages.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        LURE OF THE SEA: Leaves from My Pictorial Log. Signed

      Halifax: Eastern Photo Engravers, 1951 From the library of Rachel Carson. MacAskill, W. R. LURE OF THE SEA: Leaves from My Pictorial Log. Halifax, N. S.: Eastern Photo Engravers, 1951. First Edition. 4to., Publisher's neat cloth binding w/o dustwrapper as issued. A fine copy with the original publisher's photographic cardboard case showing some wear. Presentation Copy inscribed warmly by the author to Rachel Carson - also signed again by the author on the facing limitation's page, Rachel Carson's library bookplate. Illustrated throughout with a marvelous array of blue-tinted photographs of ships at sea. A unique example.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        THE SEA AROUND US. Signed

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1951 Carson, Rachel. THE SEA AROUND US. Signed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition, Very Early Issue points; matte boards & dustwrapper finish [2 reviews on the front flap]. Neatly signed by Carson on the Title page. A near fine copy in the first state matte printed boards, in a very good early state matte dustwrapper. However not the very first issue which calls for other issue points. About as close to the earliest state that is likely available. This was Carson's second book & it was a blockbuster launching her into the public eye, winning both the 1952 National Book Award in nonfiction & a Burroughs Medal in nature writing. Nine chapter of fourteen were serialized in The New Yorker, beginning on June 2, 1951, & the book was published on July 2 by Oxford. The serialization created a very large popular response, & the book was the subject of the feature review in The New York Times Book Review the day before publication. One chapter: The Birth of an Island" was published in The Yale Review. It won the George Westinghouse Science Writing prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science & inspired an Academy Award winning documentary. The book has been translated into over thirty languages.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Prétextes. Avant-propos d'André Billy et de Pierre Mac-Orlan.

      - Aux Dépens d'un Groupe d'Amateur, 1951, 1 volume de 265x330 mm environ, 82 pages, en feuillets sous chemise rempliée et emboitage rouille. Exemplaire numéroté (N° 115) un des 150 sur vélin blanc des papeteries de Rives, contenant des pointes sèches de Lobel-Riche. Petites rousseurs sur la chemise-étui, frottements d'usage sur l'étui et le dos, sinon bon état.

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        Economics: An Introductory Analysis

      New York: McGraw Hill, 1951. First printing of the second edition, published three years after the first edition. Octavo, original cloth. Name on the front endpaper, else near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page, "Paul A. Samuelson MIT". Its fundamental impact on the opinions and approaches of today's most influential economists is extraordinary. Upon publication this text immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. The New York Times considered Samuelson to be the "foremost academic economist of the 20th century". Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist's statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson's many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

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        Fawley Achievement

      London: Esso Petroleum Company, Limited,, 1951. Quarto. Original red wrappers printed in yellow. Housed in a burgundy cloth solander box. Illustrated by Roy Coombs. Wrappers a little darkened at the edges but an excellent copy. First edition, sole impression. Bates was commissioned to write this commemorative brochure for the official opening of the Esso Refinery at Fawley in September 1951. A typical Batesian enterprise not dissimilar to his work for the Medway Paper company. Somehow he manages gently to reassure the world that massive oil refineries are absolutely in keeping with the bucolic idyll of the home counties. Together with the programme for the opening ceremony. Rare.

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        Fawley Achievement. Illustrated by Roy Coombs. IN SOLANDER CASE

      Esso Petroleum Company, 1951. 4to., First Edition, with 12 tinted illustrations (8 full-page) and a double-page plan in the text; original red wrappers printed in yellow, wire-stitched as issued, backstrip very lightly rubbed at extreme head and tail else a very good, bright, clean copy housed in a customer-made solander case. Sold from an institution with small press-mark and label scar on front free endpaper. The wrappers have been neatly laminated. A near fine copy of the wire-stitched booklet 'UK Petroleum Industry Statistics relating to Consumption and Refinery Production 1956 and 1957' is loosely inserted. Arguably the scarcest of all Bates' work, this charmingly illustrated booklet commemorates the opening on 14 September 1951 of the Esso Refinery at Fawley in Hampshire. 'It is intended as a tribute to the vision, skill and energy of all those who helped to plan and build it' (Eads). A fresh, clean copy now safely preserved for the future. Rare. Eads, A73 . Catalogs: h e bates.

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        The TRANSISTOR. Selected Reference Material on Characteristics & Applications. Contract DA 36 - 039 SC - 5589 (Task 3)

      New York:: Prepared by Bell Telephone Labratories Inc. for Western Electric Co., Inc.. (1951).. 11" x 8-3/8". 1st edition. [6], 792 pp.. Grey flexible cloth binding, with black printed lettering.. Minor soiling to covers. Prior owner signatures. A VG+ copy.. "The material included herein covers the same ground and supplements the talks given at a symposium on transistors, which was held at the Bell Telephone Labratories during the week beginning September 17, 1951." [Foreword]. & & Shockley, a contributor of 2 articles & co-author of 2 additional, the co-inventor of the transistor, and winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize for Physics for that work. His 1950 publication, "Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors" was the first book on transistor electronics (cf. ORIGINS Of CYBERSPACE, 904), and is previewed in his first article herein, "Holes and Electrons" [reprinted from Physics Today, Vol. 3, October 1950]. & & The volume contains 35 articles total; Shockley's second main contribution addresses the p-n Junction, "The Theory of p-n Junctions in Semi-Conductors and p-n Junction Transistors", a scientific path of investigation which would lead to the development of the "elementary 'building blocks' of almost all semiconductor electronic devices such as diodes, transistors, solar cells, LEDs, and integrated circuits..." [Wiki]. . Illustrated with diagrams, charts, schematics & from photographs.

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        Fabulous Redmen: The Carlisle Indians and Their Famous Football Teams

      J. Horace McFarland Company, 1951. First Printing of the First Edition. Signed upon the opening page by John Steckbeck and Olympian Jim Thorpe, as follows: "To Paul Conner / Best Wishes / John S Steckbeck" / "Me too Jim Thorpe"; additionally, a business card, is loosely laid in, from Furber Marshall of the Carlisle Corporation upon which he has written, "Happy Hunting / from / Us Indians." Minor bump to bottom corner, else book in fine condition; and in a very good dust jacket, with light tanning to spine and mild edge wear.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Une Saison en Enfer [A Season in Hell]

      Paris: Les Bibliophiles de France / Overseas Booklovers, 1951. First edition thus.. Hardcover.. A very good copy.. 78, [7] pp. 24.7 x 16 cm (9 3/4" x 6 1/4"). Number 37 of a limited edition of 100 copies printed. With 9 etchings by French surrealist artist, Lucien Coutad (1904-1977), including frontispiece, plus illustrated title page. Rebound in half calf and boards, gilt-lettered spine labels, with original yellow decorative felt wrappers bound in. Rubbing to edges and spine, with a bit of light foxing to front wrapper, and some very faint offsetting. Overall, a very good copy of this seminal work by Rimbaud with a beautiful suite of etchings by one of France's greatest illustrators.

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        From Here to Eternity [SOLD WITH] 12 typed, signed letters by various Hollywood fat cats congratulating Buddy Adler on sweeping the Oscars with "From Here to Eternity

      Charles Scribner's New York: Charles Scribner's, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition, later state without the "A" on the copyright page, in a first issue dust jacket, priced $4.50. Briefly inscribed by James Jones. A fine copy in an unusually bright example of the dust jacket, showing a light vertical crease near the spine on the front panel, but otherwise mint. Seldom seen thus, and uncommon to find inscribed. Sold with 12 typed, signed letters by various Hollywood fat cats congratulating Buddy Adler on sweeping the Oscars with "From Here to Eternity," dated 1954.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE. THE NOVELS AND STORIES OF CARSON McCULLERS

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Includes THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, A MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, and other works including the wonderful title story. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper: "To ------/with all the best/Carson McCullers." A scarce book when signed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Child of Light A Reassessment of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

      Tower Bridge Publications 1951. This is a Fine Copy of this book in Publisher's orange cloth with red title lettering to spine,in a Fine Dust-Jacket that has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.Not price clipped and this copy has been SIGNED without dedication by the Author on the Title Page.This title was acquired from a very impressive private collection of 20th Century Literature and Fiction with strict adherence paid in obtaining rare highlights in exellent condition.Nice copy in collectable condition with the d/j well protected in a removable cover sleeve.Scarce signed copy of the Author's first book,8vo 233pp First Edition 1st Impression

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books]
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        Security Analysis

      New York: McGraw Hill, 1951.. First printing of the third edition, originally published in 1934. Signed by Warren Buffett on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

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        THE MECHANICAL BRIDE. Folklore Of Industrial Man. Inscribed

      New York: Vantage Press, 1951 First Edition Inscribed by Marshall McLuhan on the front free endpaper. "For...from Herbert Marshall McLuhan." Small 4to. 157 pp. A near fine copy in black cloth, white titles, in a better than very good price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with a few closed tears, tiny nicks and some old tape reinforcement on the verso. Black and white illustrations and photographs throughout. A bright, fresh copy of this pioneering study in popular culture and the effect of advertising on society.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Mechanical Bride. Folklore of Industrial Man

      New York, The Vanguard Press,, 1951. Quarto. Original black boards, titles to spine and upper board in white. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Greetings to P K Thomasan from Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

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        The Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man

      New York: Vanguard Press, 1951. Marshall McLuhan. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by With Photos. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        La france d'outre-mer -géographie en deux volumes

      Société continentale d'éditions modernes illustrées, 1951. in4 Relié Scemi, Paris, 1951. Cartonnage Editeur. 2 volumes -Complet -859 pages pour les 2 volumes -18 grandes cartes couleur dépliantes -8 hors texte couleur en pleine page -1375 photographies et plans -cartonnage editeur illustré -

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        Barabbas [Rare Association Copy Signed 4x: Signed by Par Lagerkvist, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, and Jack Palance / Ingraverat 4x]

      New York: Random House, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A Fine copy of the first American edition, first printing (showing only light edge wear and slight lightening at the board extremities, small bump to the bottom of the front board), in a Very Good + price-clipped dust jacket (with light edge wear and light surface rubbing to the front panel, short tear with loss to the lower inch of the front flap turn, slight fray wear to the upper left corner of the rear flap, a couple of tiny closed edge tears), being the personal copy of Actor and decorated US Naval Officer Douglas Fairbanks - with his bookplate to the front pastedown, SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST on the title page, SIGNED BY ARTHUR KENNEDY and by ANTHONY QUINN on the first half-title, and SIGNED BY JACK PALANCE on the second half-title, which follows the preface. (The book contains two half-titles and no front free endpaper.) Elected in 1940 as one of the 18 "Immortals" of the Swedish Academy, Par Lagerkvist was as highly influential writer from his twenties into his seventies and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951 "for the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavors in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind". In his Presentation speech, Anders Österling, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, specifically cited Barabbas as one of Lagerkvist's major and most emblematic works, stating that "while Pär Lagerkvist makes use of different genres, dramatic or lyric, epic or satiric, his way of grasping reality remains fundamentally the same. ...each work plays the role of a stone in an edifice he intends to build; each is a part of his mission, a mission that always bears on the same subject: the misery and grandeur of what is human, the slavery to which earthly life condemns us, and the heroic struggle of the spirit for its liberation. This is the theme in all the works we choose to recall at this time: Gäst hos verkligheten (1925) [Guest of Reality]; Hjärtats sånger (1926) [Songs from the Heart]; Han som fick leva om sitt liv (1928) [He Who Lived His Life Over Again]; Dvärgen (1944) [The Dwarf]; Barabbas (1950). It is needless to cite others to give an idea of the scope of Lagerkvist's inspirations and the power of his genius." A REMARKABLE ASSOCIATION COPY, Lagerkvist has signed the book "from Par Lagerkvist", Arthur Kennedy has signed "Cordially / Arthur / Kennedy", below Arthur Kennedy's signature Anthony Quinn has signed with a quite personal "Tony Quinn", and Jack Palance has inscribed and signed the book as follows: "Doug / Hope you're / around for the next / big one "WW III" - my bestest, / Jack Palance" followed by a doodle incorporating the capital "E" used here by Palance to finish his signature. (In the inscription, "WW III" is underlined and appears beneath "big one". Both Jack Palance and Douglas Fairbanks served in the US forces during World War II.) The first of Lagerkvist's works to be published in the United States, the novel gives a somewhat fictionalized account of Barabbas, the violent Jewish insurrectionist who, at the behest of the gathered crowd, was freed by Pontius Pilot (then the Prefect of the Roman Province, Judaea) in lieu of the innocent Jesus. Through Barabbas, Lagerkvist explores the fundamental question of good and evil. Quite well received, the novel immediately was described by many, including Andre Gide, as a masterpiece. The book provided the basis for the 1962 Dino De Laurentiis film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn as Barabbas, and featuring Arthur Kennedy as Pontius Pilate, Jack Palance as Torvald - the fiercest and most-skilled of the Gladiators, Silvana Mangano, Katy Jurado, Harry Andrews, Ernest Borgnine, and Vittorio Gassman. Beyond our shelves, signed copies of Lagerkvist's books in English translation are quite uncommon and difficult to obtain. This copy has an impeccable Provenance and has been signed with inscriptions 3 times, once by the novel's Nobel Prize winning Author, and once by each of the actors Anthony Quinn and Jack Palance who starred in the film, and has been further signed by Anthony Quinn who played Barabbas in the film. An excellent copy of perhaps the best-known novel ever written by a Swede, and his debut book publication in the United States, SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST, ANTHONY QUINN, ARTHUR KENNEDY, AND JACK PALANCE. RARE INDEED.

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        A Change of World

      New Haven, CT: Yale University Press,, 1951. With a Foreword by W. H. Auden. Octavo. Original pink boards, titles to upper board in dark red. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed at extremities, a few small marks to upper board, small knock to lower board, head of spine bumped, endpapers tanned. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with faded spine panel. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Ward – with my warmest wishes – Adrienne. Cambridge, April 19 1951". With a short typed letter signed from the author to the recipient and a related newspaper cutting loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Confucian Analects (with Original band) and Correspondence

      New York(1951): Square & Series 98p. Inscribed to Dr. Matthew Persion, April 1955 (the dentist who provided his services before Pound was released from St. Elizabeth's in Washington, D.C). With original wrap around band which is printed in red: Why is Confucius banned from the schools in Red China? Read the Analects and find out! Included also to the same doctor, a postcard with Pound's picture from Hotel Italia, Rfallo, "pleasant memories & greetings to Dr. Persion, May 15, E.P. There is also a postcard with the postmarks unidentified, from the poet, typed: in this corner, one burg [Brunnenburg, Tirolo Merano Italia) "Dear MMP [Matthew M. Persion] greets for thanksgiving, shd/ be glad to have report on state of nation if it has got one, best to Madame." Both cards addressed to Silver Hill, Md (one in Pound's handwriting, one typed). Also envelope addressed in his writing with no content, signed Pound 8 Rachewiltz, Schloss Brunnerburg, Tirolo, Merano, Italy (address written boldly over old envelope from Clerk's Office, Highland Park, New Jersey]. Bound in original gray paper wraps lettered in black, yapped edges. Very good. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Salmacis and Hermaphroditus, a Poem attributed to Francis Beaumont

      (London): Golden Cockerel Press, 1951. Octavo. 44pp. From an edition of 380 copies, this is one of thirty deluxe copies in full morocco. The deluxe edition contains an extra engraving not present in the regular edition, and it is signed by the illustrator, John Buckland Wright, and Gwyn Jones, the editor. The eleven wood engravings by Buckland Wright are printed in three colors, and this marked the first time color was used in illustrations for Golden Cockerel books. Slight toning to spine, else a fine copy in blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt cover decoration and gilt titling. Housed in a morocco-trimmed cloth slipcase. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown & Company 1951 Little Brown & Company, Boston 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Black cloth boards with gold lettering at the spine. Book Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, rubbing at the foot of the boards, spine mildly rolled, clipped front endpaper, surface tears and erasures at the second blank leaf, light spots at the endpaper and page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, author's photo at the rear panel, first issue book club edition jacket, shelf wear and light chipping at the jacket spine, darkening at the foot of the jacket spine, light spots.

      [Bookseller: Rare Bookstore 1st Editions and Antiquar]
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        CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. First Book Club issue but with dustwrapper with printed price on the turnover. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the original pictorial dustjacket. 216. A fine copy with the jacket in beautifully preserved condition. AN AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY CLASSIC. J.D. Salinger’s first and still, most famous work of all. Salinger tapped into a common and necessary theme in American literature with his unhappy teenage character, Holden Caulfield, who runs away from his boarding school as part of his disgust with 'phoniness'. Caufield's feelings and the idiom in which he communicates them have made the book a symbol of purity and sensitivity to generations of readers and has insured that it will remain a particularly coveted title in modern literature.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        TRIPTYCH FOR THE LIVING

      [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 early presentation inscription to notable California printer Lawton Kennedy from about the time of publication. He inscribed it again on the colophon in 1958, as Brother Antoninus, and that recipient made a small note regarding it's entry into the world again, in 1985, "with love." Finally, both Everson and Fabilli have inscribed it again, on the half-title, in 1985. A well travelled copy of one of the major works of American fine printing of its era. BARTLETT & CAMPO A11.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Catcher in the Rye. (WITH SIGNED SLIP)

      Hamish Hamilton, London, 1951. The first UK edition of Salinger's first book. 8vo. 252pp. Blue cloth lettered in silver at spine. Top edge lightly dust marked and with just a tiny trace of spotting to fore edge, endpapers, half-title and title page. A small area of scuffing to front pastedown where former owner details have presumably been erased. Very good indeed with splendid pictorial Fritz Wegner-illustrated dust wrapper, lightly rubbed and chafed at head of spine panel and internally reinforced, with just a trace of dust marking to predominantly white rear panel. Laid-in is a slip of paper bearing Salinger's signature and giving permission for his details to appear in the British National Bibliography following publication of 'The Catcher in the Rye'. Salinger has also added his first two names and date of birth to the form (which has as some point been hole-punched, impacting the 'D' of the author's signature). Published a month after the US edition, this extremely uncommon UK version was issued with a completely different and superior dust wrapper, one much more to Salinger's taste, for he had detested James Avati's design for the US wrapper ("he himself envisioned a sublime drawing of Phoebe Caulfield gazing wistfully at the Central Park carousel" - Slawenski). A super copy of a very uncommon book, with the added rarity of Salinger's signature, deemed one of the most elusive in twentieth century literature.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1951. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Tiny ownership ticket to front pastedown. Spine very slightly rolled and with small faded areas at the head and tail. An excellent copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed at the extremities with a few tiny nicks and short splits. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Portable Faulkner

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1951. Edited by Malcolm Cowley. Small octavo. Original grey and blue cloth, titles to upper board in blind and to spine in blue and gold, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. Third printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "For Else with love Bill William Faulkner New York 30 April 1951".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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