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        Iconographic Encyclopaedia (Encyclopedia) of Science, Literature and Art (2 volumes)

      New York: Rudolph Garrigue, 1951. Originally published in Leipzig in 1844. Contains about 500 engraved plates featuring in the vicinity of 30,000 illustrations covering virtually every facet of human endeavour and environment, divided into numerous categories. Volume I contains illustrations for four divisions: I.--Mathematics and Astronomy; II.--Natural Sciences; III.--Geography; and IV.--History and Ethnology. Volume II contains illustrations for six divisions: V.--Military Sciences; VI.--Naval Sciences; VII.--Architecture; VIII.--Mythology; IX.--Fine Arts; and X.--Technology. This is a remarkable accomplishment, providing a wealth of detail quite likely unmatched before or since. Quarterbound in leather w/leather corners, marbled boards, gilt lettering/decorations to spines, raised bands, top edges gilt, fore edges and bottom edges stained red, marbled end papears. Both volumes are moderately edgeworn w/worn patches to leather, bumped/worn corners/spine ends, rubbing/scratches to boards, scuffing to edge gilt, and foxed throughout. Volume I has a small discoloured area to spine (presumably from removal of a label or something else of an adhesive nature), jagged 3" tear to first fold-out map in the Geography and Planography section, 3/4" x 1/2"tear to fold bottom half of same, 1" tear to third fold-out map in same section. All three fold-outs have a little edgewear or much shorter tears than those already described. Front end paper/first blank end paper and rear end paper/blank end paper/final engraving separated from binding in Volume II. All in all, not bad copies of a pair of important, very scarce books. These weigh a fair bit more than average books, so additional postage will probably be required.. 1st English-language edition. Hardcovers. Good to Very Good/No Jackets, as issued. Oblong Octavos -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

      [Bookseller: Augustine Funnell Books]
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        Poetry and Drama: The Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecture, Harvard University, November 21, 1950

      Faber & Faber London: Faber & Faber. (1951). First. First edition. Offsetting to rear blanks from a clipping, boards sunned and offset, a good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. However, Inscribed by Eliot "To Dorthea Merriman from T.S. Eliot. 21. ix. 51." The recipient was the wife of distinguished Harvard historian and diplomat Roger B. Merriman. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Raoul Dufy.

      Pierre Cailler, Éditeur, Genève 1951. 4to. Illustrated in b/w and colour. 75 pages + 180 plates of illustrations + XXI pages. Orig. cover and with orig. protective glassine wrappers. Very good+. The glassine wrappers torn on the spine. Bookplate on pastedown. A nice copy.. No. LXIX of 225 deluxe copies, complete with five original engravings by Dufy (two of plants, one of pigeons, one of an orchestra and one of a fountain). All engravings are numbered LXIX with pencil on the lower right side.** Raoul Dufy (1877-1963) is one of the great fauvist artists, who also did fine book illustrations for Mallarmé and Gide besides his famous paintings. The Book by Courthion was the first definitive monograph on Dufy

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        Wörterbuch der Aegyptischen Sprache. Im Auftrage der Deutschen Akademien. Die Belegstellen 1-5.

      Berlin, Akademie.Verlag, 1951-1958. Five parts in two volumes, 96 + 79 + 767; 97 + 135 + 85 + 112 + 95 + 110 p. Publisher´s cloth. Owner´s signature,

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Die Sprache.

      Stuttgart, 14.2.1951. Folio. Original typescript bound in contemporary clothbacked cardboard wrappers. With original signed presentation-inscription and corrections in pen on five pages. 18 ff., printed on rectos only. Fine condition.. Magnificent original typescript, with a signed presentation-inscription for "Für Hilde Feick/ herzlich dankend/ Martin Heidegger", of Heidegger's highly important lecture on language, in which he introduces his famous saying "Die Sprache Spricht" ("Language speaks") - a sentence that has profoundly influenced modern philosophical thought throughout the last 50 years. For the late Heidegger, the understanding of language is absolutely essential for understanding of being, and his comprehension of language is key to the understanding of his philosophy.The lecture was delivered on two occasions, in 1950 and 1951, but wasn't published until 1959, when it appeared in the collection "Unterwegs zur Sprache".Hildegard Feick was Heidegger's trusted editor, whom he worked with for many years

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        "Help! Help!" Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon, pen and wash, signed "W. Steig"

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

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        Eli, ein Mysteriespiel vom Leiden Israels.

      Forssells Boktryckeri. Malmö 1951. 74 s. Med ensides illustration av Esaias Thorén. Originalklotryggband. Signerad av författarinnan. Nr 28 av 200 numrerade ex. Blekt rygg och något ojämnt blekta pärmar. With 1 illustration by Esaias Thorén. Publisher`s cloth-backed boards, spine faded and somewhat uneevenly faded boards. Small nick lower edge back cover. No 28 of 200 copies signed by the author. 25 x 18 cm

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        A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Complete in fifteen volumes comprising The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under my Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It wa

      Macdonald, London 1951-1969.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A first edition set of Williamson's celebrated semi-autobiographical sequence of fifteen novels which explore the fortunes of one family during the first half of the twentieth century. Original publisher's cloth. Several top edges lightly spotted and dust marked, with just a faint hint of partial browning to the endpapers of three volumes. An exceptionally crisp and bright set in original James Broom-Lynne-designed dust wrappers, one of which is a little tanned, another lightly chipped and with several short closed tears and a third faded and a little chafed at spine panel. The remainder are in virtually fine state, although four are price-clipped. A really crisp and bright example of an increasingly scarce set - a Burgess Ninety-Nine.

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        Xuan Ji. Di Yi - Wu Juan (Chinese) (i.e. Selected Works. Volume One - Five) (all).

      Peking, 1951 - 1977. (Ren Min Chu Bau She, Bei Jing, Zhong Guo [The People's Publishing House, Printed by Xin Hua Printing Factory, Peking First Branch Factory], 1951, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1977). Five orig. uniform dark red full cloth, volume five a bit lighter red. W. gilt titles to spines and front boards. Some red under- (recte side-) linings. A very nice, clean and attractive set. Title-pages and half-titles printed in red. Volume five w. portrait of Mao. About 2.000 pp.. First authoritative edition of the writings of Chairman Mao, -the edition on which the "Quotations" is based. Rare to find complete and in good condition, and in a set that has been collected by the same person throughout the years, as seen here. Vols. 1 - 3 state 10.001 - 50.000 on colophons, vol. 4: 1 - 90.000, vol. 5: 325.000. The first four volumes are printed in vertical format, which did not change to a horizontal format (left to right) until 1966, the fifth volume is printed in Western horizontal format.In all, five editions of Mao's selected writings are said to have been published in various "Liberated Area" locations around China between 1944 and 1948, and they are all very scarce. Perhaps not even five editions were published, and most of them are only known in incomplete form. Most still existing copies are in terrible condition. Mao was chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1945 - 1976, and it is not until 1949, after the liberation of Peking, that the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party formed a committee to prepare and organize an authoritative version of Mao's writings; -it is this "Selected Works" in four volumes (a fifth followed later), printed 1951-60 (and 1977) that becomes the foundation for "The Quotations of Chairman Mao", "Mao's Little Red Book", which is often referred to as the "Chinese Bible". Together with the bible, the Quotations is the most printed book ever (it also holds the world record of most copies printed of a single work in under four years - 720 million copies by the end of 1967)."The text selections (for this five volume-edition, the first authorized edition of Mao's writings) were made in consultation with its author and Mao also agreed to proofread everything and organize additional notes with explanations. It was produced by The People's Publishing House (Peking) and arranged in chronological sections to coincide with periods of modern Chinese history: the first revolutionary civil war (1924-1927) and second revolutionary civil war (1927-1937) [Volume One], the war of resistance against Japan (1937-1945) [Volumes Two and Three], and the third revolutionary civil war (1945-1949) against the Nationalists [Volume Four]. The first volume was printed in October 1951 to coincide with the second anniversary founding of the PRC and its additional three parts were published over the next nine years. This became the source for selecting texts used in creating the "Little Red Book"..." (Oliver Lei Han, Sources and Early Printing History of Chairman Mao's "Quotations)."A fifth book was planned as early as 1960, to include selected writings from the PRC period, but Chairman Mao resisted its production as he felt his essays and speeches on Socialist Construction (1949-1957) were still evolving compared to his Democratic Revolution policies contained in the earlier volumes. More perspective was needed before one could judge the best appropriate texts to join his otherwise sacred writings. But Mao did agree that a committee could begin reviewing his later work, and there survives several fascicles beginning in 1968 that were drafts printed "for internal use only" containing a selection of these later essays (not all of which were eventually adopted), Less than a month following Mao's death, his successor Chairman Hua (Guo Feng) agreed on the publication of Volume Five which was published six months later. It included 70 texts by Mao from October 21, 1949 to November 18, 1957 of which 46 articles had never before been printed in any other form. Another change in party leadership the following year considered these additions too far to the left as emphasis began shifting away from Mao and his "Little Red Book". Consequently, in some circles, this Fifth book is discredited and not counted alongside the first four volumes." (Oliver Lei Han, Sources and Early Printing History of Chairman Mao's "Quotations")

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown Boston: Little, Brown. 1951. Salinger's classic first book, a coming-of-age novel that has influenced successive generations of young people with its adolescent hero's rejection of the "phoniness" of the adult world around him combined with the authenticity of his voice. Salinger's book retains the freshness it had when first published, and it stands as one of the great fictional accomplishments of 20th century American literature, included on every list of the 100 best novels of the century, and listed as number 2 on the Radcliffe list and number 6 on the Waterstone's list. Minor foxing to top and bottom edges of text block; offsetting to hinges from binder's glue; a very near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with offsetting to the front flap, tanning to the spine, slight rubbing to the spine folds and light wear to the crown. A very nice copy with distinguished provenance: it was a gift from publisher Alfred A. Knopf to a young writer who was interviewing him for a biography, and who later went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in the 1980s. Letter of provenance available. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Thornton's Temple of Flora, with plates faithfully reproduced from the original engravings and the work described by Geoffrey Grigson, with Bibliographical Notes by Handasyde Buchanan.

      London 1951.. Limited edition, no. 62 of 250 copies on hand-made paper, signed by the three contributors, folio, viii, 20 pp. 12 coloured and 21 black and white plates with tissues plus 2 facsimile pages and a portrait, a few light marginal spots. Original half morocco, one edge slightly worn, t.e.g., a very good copy in its slipcase, this with some wear.

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        Israel - 2 Conferencias por Vicente Lombardo Toledano

      Taller de Grafica Popular Mexico City: Taller de Gráfica Popular, [1951]. Original linocut in three colors, 93cm x 67.5.5cm (ca 36" x 26") on thin paper. Mild wear to edges, with edge slightly creased at upper right; a few tiny closed tears and marginal losses; better than Very Good with colors bright and vivid; Grade A-/B+. Unbacked. Colorful poster advertising a series of lectures on the new state of Israel by the Mexican labor leader Vincente Toledano. An unusual subject, and a decidedly uncommon work by the radical graphic arts collective Taller de Gráfica Popular. PRIGNITZ 134.

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