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        Prince Caspian, the Return to Narnia

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Floral Still Life.

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

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

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

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

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

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        A HALF-TIMBERED VILLAGE (PARTS 1-3)

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

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        Barbary Shore

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        Østerlars Rundkirke på Bornhom.

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

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        The Works And Correspondence Of David Ricardo

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

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        Green Hills of Earth, The

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

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        Mes Amériques *

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

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        Typed Letter Signed

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Buildings of England: A complete set of the 45 volumes comprising: Devon; Dorset; Essex; Gloucestershire - Vale & Forest of Dean; Gloucestershire - Cotswolds; Hampshire & the Isle of Wight; Herefordshire; Hertfordshire; & those listed below

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

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        The Stars Like Dust

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        A KING'S STORY. Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor

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

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, three volume set

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        SPACE ON MY HANDS

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

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

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

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        A collection of 202 monthly broadside calendars, designed and illustrated by various American graphic artists.,

      NY, September 1915-1936, & 1951. - 4 x 9 1/4. Each broadside is a single month, headed by an illustration, with a brief "plug" for the press, an apt quotation, or a pithy comment. A single artist was usually responsible for an entire year. There are complete years for 1925 (Dwiggins), 1927 (Ruzicka), 1928, 1929, 1930, 1933. Five years are represented by 11 of the months. Condition is very good to fine. Marchbanks issued these delightful calendars every month from 1915 through 1936--through war, printers' strikes, and depression. It was briefly revived in 1951. Each year was designed by a different American graphic artist, including Sydney Bagshaw, Harry Cimino, RenŽ Clarke, T. M. Cleland, F. G. Cooper, W. A. Dwiggins, George Illian, Allen Lewis, Raymond Lufkin, Guida & Lawrence Rosa, Rudolf Ruzicka, H. G. Spanner, Frederic Dorr Steele, and Lucinda Wakefield. A rare collection. Only Yale

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        The Grass Harp.

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        EL CAVALLERO ZIFAR (caballero) (2 vols.) vol.1: I. EL CAVALLERO DE DIOS - II. EL REY DE MENTON / vol.2 III. CASTIGOS DEL REY DE MENTON - IV. LOS HECHOS DE ROBOAN

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

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        The Thunderbird Volume VI, Number 3

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

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        The Memoirs of Hebert Hoover: Three Volume Complete Set

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

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        The End of the Affair

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Plain Murder

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Golden House

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

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        Requiem for a Nun

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

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        [Libro illeggibile n. 12.]

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

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        ANNA KARENINA

      Limited Editions Club Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1951. Hardcover. Fine in a close to Fine slipcase with light wear to the open edge. Barnett Freedman. Two octavo volumes (5-7/8" x 8-3/4") bound in cloth decorated with lithographic drawings by Barnett Freedman drawn on and printed from the stones. Illustrated with color autolithographs drawn on the stone (225 separate stones!) by Barnett Freedman and printed from the stones at the Curwen Press. Translated by Constance Garnett. Copy #1087 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

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        The Grass Harp

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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        Jerusalem: A Facsimile of the Illuminated Book

      Cobham: Trianon Press, [1951]. First, Limited Edition. This was the first of the great Trianon facsimiles of Blake's illuminated works, produced to the most exacting standards by Arnold Fawcus. The plates were painstakingly printed in pochoir process requiring an average of 44 applications. It was reputedly upon viewing this work that Shahn first conceived of collaborating with Fawcus on a finely-printed version of his Haggadah, a project which Fawcus undertook but did not complete until 1966. Of 516 copies in the total edition, this is one of 250 reserved for sale in America. Quarto (34cm). Stiff card wrappers; five original fascicles (Text volume plus 4 fascicles of 25 plates each) in original publisher's cloth-and-board clamshell case. Minor splits to corners of box; slight offsetting from the box to covers, else a fine copy. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on inside top cover of box.

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        GRAY LENSMAN

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1951. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing. A. lovely copy. (#134528). First edition. One of 500 copies signed by Smith with his additional personalized inscription on the limitation leaf. The fourth book of the Lensman series. The superhuman telepathic Lensmen, secretly bred by the Arisians, are the ultimate instrument in a war between Arisians and evil Eddorians, sponsors of the interstellar cartel known as Boskone, perhaps the most famous genre-science-fiction criminal organization of all. Most of the Lensman series was published in ASTOUNDING, this novel as a four- part serial in 1939 with Campbell as editor. "The greatest of the early golden age space opera ... [this novel] best of series." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-355. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1052. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1183-87.

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        THE PUPPET MASTERS

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. cloth.. Mild tanning to text paper, a near fine copy in very good plus dust. jacket with the lavender background ink on the front panel faded out. and the yellow ink of publisher imprint and publisher's logo on the. spine panel somewhat faded, touch of edge rubbing, and mild narrow. stain from old cello-tape (since removed) at upper spine end.. (#126712). First edition. Filmed in 1994 with Donald Sutherland. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-205. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 4. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1730-34.

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        The Grass Harp

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

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