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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

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        THE IMAGIST THEORY OF STYLE: AN ESSAY IN THE TRANSMIGRATION OF IDEAS. 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 [Macdonald/Miller at his scholarly best] is from the same period submitted and graded by Dr. Thorpe and signed as Kenneth Miller & Ross Macdonald in blue ink at the top of the first page. In very good condition. 31 Xerox pages in very good condition. Rare.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Day of the Triffids.

      Michael Joseph, London 1951. 302 pages. Orig. green cloth with silver lettering on the spine and in orig. dustwrappers designed by Patrick Gierth. Wrappers with the price 10s. 6d. Near fine/very good to near fine wrappers. Wrappers have a small closed tear on the upper part of the spine and one on the front cover + minor edgewear. Trace from a small label from Danish bookseller on pastedown.. A lovely copy of the true first edition of this sci-fi classic on alien or foreign invasion written during the height of the communist scare and the cold war. Twice made into a fine film

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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

      London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd, 1951.. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. VG: in very good condition with rubbed dust jacket. Slight marks to cover. Not inscribed. 195pp :: Illustrations by Pauline Baynes :: 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6")

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        The Flying Lady; The Periodical of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club 1951-1984

      . Six volumes bound in publisher's original blue library buckram stamped in silver. Pages 1 - 2962 covering 33 years without interruption!! Completely indexed. The only run of this length currently on the market. Exhaustive and fascinating information for any automobile enthusiast. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Truman appoints his Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder as U.S. Governor of the worldís two major financial institutions: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund

      Partly Printed Document Signed ìHarry S. Trumanî as President and ìDean Achesonî as Secretary of State, one page, 22.75î x 18.75î. Washington, D.C., June 27, 1951. Embossed Presidential seal, 3.5î diameter, affixed at lower left. Fine condition. In full, ìKnow ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Prudence, and Ability of John W. Snyder, of Missouri. I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund and United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years, and authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that Office according to law, and to have and to hold the said Office with all the powers and privileges thereunto of right appertaining, unto him the said John W. Snyder, subject to the conditions prescribed by lawÃ?î John W. Snyderís close friendship with Harry S. Truman began in 1928 when Truman was a County Judge. They served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Harry S. Truman was Colonel of Field Artillery, United States Army Reserve Corps. Lieutenant Colonel John W. Snyder was in Harry Truman's Missouri Regiment, the 381st Field Artillery, 102nd Division. Snyder had a broad background in banking and business when he was appointed by President Truman as Federal Loan Administrator (1945), Director, Office of Mobilization and Reconversion (1945-1946), and Secretary of the Treasury (1946-1953). Of the 75 Secretaries of the Treasury, from Alexander Hamilton to Timothy Geithner, only six served longer than John W. Snyder. As Trumanís Secretary of State (1949-1953), Dean Acheson played a central role in defining American foreign policy in the early years of the Cold war. He helped design the Marshall Plan and played a central role in the development of the Truman Doctrine and the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In 1964, Acheson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for History for ìPresent at the Creation: My Years in the State Department.î

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        The Little Belt Bridge. A Link between - Great Britain and Scandinavia. Danish State Railways.

      Litografisk plakat trykt i farver. Lithographed poster. Copenhagen: Andreasen & Lackmann. 1951.100 x 61.5 cm

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        Nuclear Structure. Collection of offprints 1951-1954, including Bohr's doctoral dissertation.

      7 publications. Copenhagen & New York 1951-54. Several items with handwritten notes and formulas. Bound in a brown cloth-backed volume with title in gold (Nuclear Structure I. 1951-54) on spine.. Aage Bohr's own copy of the seminal publications by which he and Ben Mottelson established themselves as leaders in the field of nuclear structure. Their pioneering work, for which they won the Nobel Prize in 1975, was later summed up in the monograph 'Nuclear Structure I-II' (1969-75)

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        Segelregatta auf dem Zürichsee (Mit Bergpanorama im Hintergrund). Oelgemälde.

      56 x 45 cm, Lwd. auf Pavatex aufgezogen, im Rahmen der Zeit, tadell. K. F. Moos (1878, München - 1959, Zürich) vor allem bekannt als Plakatgestalter. Maler, Grafiker, Bühnenbildner, Illustrationen (Tageszeitungen) (SKL). Unten rechts signiert und datiert.

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        Bestiaire fabuleux.

      39 x 28 cm, 48 Bl., 14 mehrfarbige Gouachen und 14 Calligramme., Lose Bögen in Umschlag in OLwd.-Mappe u. in OLwd.-Schuber, Einzelne Blätter am Rande min. stockfleckig., Schuber beschienen. Nr. 113 von 150 Exemplaren auf Vélein Calligramme von Jules Dominique Morniroli. Der Text wurde von Pierre Gaudin u. die Gouachen von Edmond Vairel agedruckt. Die Gedichte zu den 14 Bestien stammen von Patrice de la Tour du Pin. Jean Lurçat (1892 -1966), französischer Maler, Keramiker und Bildwirker. Patrice de La Tour du Pin (1911-1975), franz. dem Katholizismus nahestehender Dichter.

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        Jeanne Relapse et Sainte.

      Paris: Le Livre Contemporain 1951. Illustr. with colourlithographs by Jacques Vallery-Radot. 4to. Limited to 130 copies. 76 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and topdedge gilt in full blue morocco and light vellum with onlays and gilt decorations (Gras).. Copy no. 94 printed for Robert Delmas, with additional suite of some of the illustrations in different states. Bound with an original watercolour inscribed by the artist

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        Physical studies of nucleic acid. Offprint, Signed by Wilkins & Gosling

      1951. Crystalline Structure of DNA Wilkins, Maurice (1916- ); Gosling, Raymond; & Seeds, W. E. Physical studies of nucleic acid. Nucleic acid: An extensible molecule? Offprint from Nature 167 (May 12, 1951). 8vo. 7pp. Text illustrations. 213 x 140 mm. Original printed wrappers. Fine copy, signed by Gosling and Wilkins on the front wrapper. First Separate Edition. On 12 May 1950, at a meeting of the Faraday Society, Wilkins obtained from the Swiss scientist Rudolf Signer a sample of sodium thymonucleate, an improved DNA extract that preserved the long, fragile molecule's structure. While preparing part of this sample for study, Wilkins noticed that every time he touched the stuff with the tip of a glass rod and then drew the rod away, "I had spun a very thin fibre of DNA, almost invisible, like a filament of spider web." The fibres seemed so perfect and uniform that the molecules in them must have been neatly aligned alongside one another. Examined under a microscope, in polarized light, the fibres behaved as though they were made up of well-ordered crystals. (Judson, Eighth Day of Creation [1996], p. 78) Wilkins, who had no training in x-ray diffraction, took his DNA fibers to Raymond Gosling, a graduate student in physics at King's College who was then performing crystallography studies of ram's sperm using an antiquated x-ray apparatus in the basement of the college's chemistry department. Because the apparatus was not well suited to fiber work, several dozen of Wilkins's fibres had to be bundled together, in a tiny tungsten-wire frame where they could be tightened like a violin bow, to constitute a large enough specimen for the soft focus of the x-ray tube. Wilkins and Gosling remembered that Bernal, fifteen years before, had got the first good x-ray patterns from protein crystals by keeping them wet. Accordingly, they maintained the DNA fibres at high humidity. They got striking patterns, with many spots, sharp and detailed, far better than ever before seen from DNA, and for the first time unmistakably from a substance in crystalline form. (Judson, pp. 78-79)Thus began Wilkins's x-ray diffraction studies of DNA, which would gain for him a share of the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine (the other two recipients of the 1962 prize were James Watson and Francis Crick). However, for several reasons-inadequate x-ray equipment being one of them-Wilkins put the DNA crystallography studies on hold for fifteen months, resuming them seriously only after the arrival at King's of Rosalind Franklin, a biologist highly skilled in x-ray diffraction techniques. However, Wilkins did publish "a couple of notes" (Judson, p. 79) on his researches in late 1950 and early 1951. The first, entitled "Ultra-violet microspectrographic studies of nucleoproteins and crystal of biological interest," was a preliminary notice that "went little further than the work of Torbj?rn Caspersson ten years earlier" (Judson, p. 651); the second, which we are offering here in offprint form, gives the details of Wilkins and Gosling's initial investigations. Published with it is a paper by Mary and Robert Fraser entitled "Evidence on the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid from measurements with polarized infra-red radiation." Olby, The Path to the Double Helix, pp. 332-35 (including illustration taken from Wilkins & Gosling's paper). Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, pp. 863-68.

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        REQUIEM FOR A NUN. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1951 First Trade Edition, First state, with dark grey top-edge in the First Issue Dust Jacket [E. McKnight Kauffer misspelled, $3.00 price]. 8vo., 286pp. A fine copy. [No indication of edition stated as called for]. Nicely signed by Faulkner in black fountain pen at the top of the front free endpaper. Quarter-bound in black cloth over sea green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. A very nice example of this work; a play, with long narrative sections, continuing the story of Temple Drake introduced two decades earlier in 'Sanctuary'. Faulkner's first book after winning the Nobel Prize. "I Decline to accept the end of man. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice but he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance". W.F. - Nobel Speech. While signed limited editions abound, signed trade editions are very uncommon as Faulkner generally refused to sign them.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Entdeckungen über die Theorie des Klanges.Leipzig: Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1787. First edition.

      The copy of Carl Friedrich Gauss. A very fine copy of the book which established the scientific study of acoustics. Dibner 150; PPM 233a; Sparrow 39; Norman 480.<br/><br/> "The production of sound from solid bodies was not clearly understood until Chladni devised the method of sand figures to illustrate the structure of vibrations in a solid body. He spread sand over glass and copper plates and drew a violin bow over their edges, causing the plates to vibrate; the sand, agitated by vibrations, collected over the nodal curves where no motion occurred. Chladni then classified the sand figures according to geometrical shape and noted for each the corresponding pitch, thus demonstrating that he patters and sounds of a vibrating plate are analogues to the shapes and tones of the modes in the harmonic series string. The strange and beautiful 'Chladni figures,' first described in the above work, attracted much scientific attentionin the early nineteenth century, inspiring fruitful investigation of the mathematics of elastic vibration." (Norman).<br/><br/> This copy is from the personal library of Gauss. It was sold as a duplicate in 1951 by the Göttingen State and University Library, at which time it passed into private hands.. 4to, pp [iv] [1] 2-77 [1] and 11 engraved plates, contemporary plain boards. Ink stamp 'Gauss-Bibliothek' on title page

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        [Il gallo I]

      1951 Acquaforte acquatinta, mm.423x310 alla battuta su foglio di mm. 565x380. Firmata a matita in basso a destra. Es. XXVIII / LX. Interessante incisione in cui l'A. è ancora legato al tema figurativo.

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        Lie Down in Darkness

      Bobbs Merrill Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1951). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with just a touch of rubbing. A superb copy of the author's first book. .

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        GOOD SHABBOS EVERYBODY

      1951. 2. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. GOOD SHABBOS, EVERYBODY by Robert Garvey. United Synagogue Commission (1951). 4to, pict. boards, some wear to spine ends and light soil, VG+. 1st ed. Illustrated with color pictorial covers, pictorial endpapers and color or b&w illus. on every page by Sendak (with Leonard Weisgard as Art Consultant). Exceedingly scarce and a nice copy.

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        LA LETTERATURA ITALIANA. Storia e testi.

      Ricciardi In-8 p., tela edit., sovrac. (talvolta con tracce d?uso), astuccio. Di questa celebre collana dedicata alla nostra letteratura, dalle origini al Novecento, offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 93 volumi. La collezione è suddivisa in 8 sezioni, ordinate da vari scrittori: ?Le origini e il Duecento? da Alfredo Schiaffini - ?Il Trecento? da Natalino Sapegno - ?Il Quattrocento? da Raffaele Spongano - ?Il Cinquecento? da Francesco Flora - ?Il Seicento? da Giovanni Getto - ?Il Settecento? da Mario Fubini - ?L?Ottocento e il primo Novecento? da Riccardo Bacchelli. Tutta la raccolta è molto ben conservata. Disponibili anche singoli volumi, su richiesta.

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        The Masters

      Macmillan and Co 1951. This is a Fine Copy of this book in Publisher's red cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Very Good Dust-Jacket that has just a couple of small closed tears to the outer edges of the wrapper with further miniscule nicks to the wrapper at head of spine.Not price clipped and this copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED with dedication by C.P. Snow 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.Great copy for the collector and rare SIGNED.The Author's fourth book in the 'Lewis Elliot ' sequence of novels.The d/j comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve,8vo 387pp First Edition 1st Impression

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        Selborne. Et sogns natur og fugleliv.

      Ovesat af Niels Haislund. Illustreret af Mads Stage. København 1951. Indbundet ubeskåret med originalt omslag i et smukt helpergamentbind med originale tuschtegninger på ryg og permer af Mads Stage. Hvert blad separat forgyldt (bindet er ikke signeret). X + 375 sider. I bogæske.. Nr. 2 af kun 3 nummererede eksemplarer på imiteret bøttepapir, signeret af Mads Stage

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        SPARTACUS

      NEW YORK: HOWARD FAST, 1951.. Illustrated by CHARLES WHITE(JACKET ART). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Novel. First printing. Basis for the 1960 Stanley Kubrick film. This is the self published First Edition. The author had been blacklisted at the time and could not publish otherwise. Hard cover with illustrated dust jacket. Small area of surface damage on DJ spine, where a label has been removed. Small closed tear on bottom inside/outside edge of DJ. Not price clipped($2.50 price). Slight wear/small nicks on DJ edges. Side edge of DJ is rather creased. Yellow boards. Tape residue on front pastedown. Tanned and slightly foxed pages. Side edges of pages are rough edged. Thumb nail wear/distortion mark on a small area of the side edge of one page. Previous owner inscription on the front free endpaper. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding.

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        Three Fragments from the Posthumous Papers of Conrad Fiedler MDCCCXLI-MDCCCXCV

      Stamperia del Santuccio Lexington, KY: Stamperia del Santuccio, 1951. Octavo, 182pp. One of 152 unnumbered copies printed by Carolyn Reading in black and red American Uncial type on Japanese Hosho paper. Translated from the German by Victor Hammer and Thornton Sinclair with an introduction by Hammer. Autograph note from Hammer to Florentine scholar Ulrich Middeldorf laid in. Middeldorf's copy with his bookplate and a small note in pencil on the front paste-down. Scattered foxing to leaves and boards, spine sunned, fore-corners bumped. Prospectus bound in.

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        Poetry and Drama: The Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecture, Harvard University, November 21, 1950

      London: Faber & Faber (1951). 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.

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        The Day of the Locust

      The Grey Walls Press London: The Grey Walls Press. (1951). First. Uncorrected proof of the first English edition. Unprinted wrappers. Pages a trifle browned, author and title written on the front wrap, a nice, very good or better copy. The timeless and quintessential Hollywood novel; West explores the frustration, violence, and savagery beneath the glamour and glitz. A very uncommon issue. .

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        LA CAPANNA INDIANA (prima rara edizione con sovracoperta), Firenze, Sansoni, 1951

      14 x 21,5, brossura, bs., pp. 134. Ottime condizioni . Il volume ha la RARA sovracoperta a sfondo rosso con caratteri bianchi e neri. Collana di Paragone vol. n. 1. Non comune PRIMA EDIZIONE (Gambetti pag. 64) L'opera venne premiata con il "Versilia 1951"

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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

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        Dianetics: The Original Thesis

      The Wichita Publishing Co. Wichita, Kansas: The Wichita Publishing Co., 1951. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 8vo. 101pp. Green cloth, in original printed dust wrapper. Dust wrapper reads, "Dianetics, beginning with this present volume- now published for the first time,- constitutes an organized and codified body of knowledge and techniques, which can be taught in a precise fashion. Some of these techniques are amazing in the penetration they make of human thought and emotion. All of the techniques can be used consistently and effectively by anyone who has taken the trouble to learn them." Chapters include Primary Axioms, An Analogy of the Mind, The Dynamics, The Basic Individual, Engrams, Aberrations, The Tone Scale, The Character of Engrams, and others. Slight chip and 1/2" crease on top right corner of dw. Overall near fine condition. Scarce.

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        FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. Signed

      New York:: Scribners, 1951 First Edition, Limited Presentation Edition, one of 1500 Numbered Copies Signed by James Jones. A bright, fresh copy of the author&#39;s first book, winner of the 1952 National Book Award, noted as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library and a key title in the literature of the Second World War, in black cloth, gilt titles to the spine, (unobtrusive tiny Bookseller&#39;s ticket affixed to the rear pastedown), in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with some light overall use. 8vo. 861 pp. Adapted into the Academy Award-winning Fred Zinnemann directed film with Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Borgnine.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        BARBARY SHORE

      New York: Rinehart, 1951 Wonderful First Edition of the Author&#39;s second book. 8vo., 312pp. A near fine copy in dustwrapper showing a touch of rubbing to the ersatz black cloth, the Red & Black variant dustwrapper showing minimal use & one tiny chip at the top of the front panel. A presentation copy inscribed by Mailer in blue-green fountain pen on the front free endpaper: "To Roger Richards / Cheers / Norman Mailer / May &#39;78". A splendid example indeed.. 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 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&#39;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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        Friuli Xilografie originali di Tranquillo Marangoni

      Testi di: Ciro Bortolotti, Giovanni Busin, Novella Cantarutti, Luigi Coletti, Giovanni Comelli, Giovanni Comisso, Gianfranco D'Aronco, Mario di Gianantonio, Chino Ermacora, Fausto Franco, Pier Silverio Leicht, Pietro Londero, Giuseppe Marchetti, Biagio Marin, Giuseppe MAzzotti, Mario Mirabella Roberti, Pio Paschini, Carlo Someda De Marco, Gianni Stuparich, Carlo Tigoli, Diego Valeri, Umberto Zanfagnini. Rara edizione stampata per il LXXV anniversario della fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio di Udine stampata in 1000 esemplari numerati di cui 500 esemplari fuori commercio e 500 il cui ricavato fu devoluto a beneficio dell'Opera Nazionale per gli Orfani di Guerra. (ns. n°274). I legni originali furono distrutti con verbale notarile. Ad ogni inizio paragrafo la lettera iniziale dello stesso è anch'essa una piccola litografia. Indice delle Xilografie : Sopracopertina: - Aquila di Aquileia (dal camice ricamato del Patriarca Bertrando. Sec. XIV). Presentazione: - Castello della Campana della Cassa di Risparmio di Udine - Palazzo della Stessa già Monte di Pietà Prefazione: - Chiesetta di Sant'Eufemia di Segnacco (Tarcento) - Casa carnica - Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate di San Daniele del Friuli - Bastione veneto di Gradisca d'Isonzo - Costumi Friulani Tavole: Sepolcreto romano di Aquileia. (Lettera N: Piramide sepolcrale di un vasaio) Nel Museo di Aquileia. (Lettera M: Specchio e Fialette) Basilica di Aquileia. (Lettera A: Musaico del Pavimento) Cripta della Basilica di Aquileia. (Lettera P: Madonna dell'Umiltà) Ambone della Basilica si Sant'Eufemia di Grado. (Lettera U: Grado dal Mare) Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie di Grado. (Lettera B: Abside con la sedia patriarcale) "Tempietto Longobardo" di Cividale. (Lettera T: Tre Sante) Battistero di Callisto e altare di Ratchis di Cividale. (Lettera L: Tesoro del Duomo - Spadone di Marquardo ed evangelario del Sec. XIV) Palazzo del Comune e duomo di Cividale. (Lettera S: Museo Archeologico - Ritratto romano in bronzo di Zuglio Carnico) Venzone. (Lettera V: Tesoro del Duomo - Cofanetto Bizantino ad ampolle del Patriarca Bertrando) Duomo di Gemona. (Lettera N: Arco della porta nella chiesa di San Giovanni) Duomo di Spilimbergo. (Lettera C: Acquasantiera di Jacopo da Spilimbergo) "Lozza" (Palazzo del Comune) di Pordenone. (Lettera G: Campanile del Duomo di Pordenone) Chiesa di San Pietro di Zuglio. (Lettera L: Asta processionale del secolo XVIII) Castello di Villalta. (Lettera C: Pozzo della villa Ottelio e Buttrio) Chiesa di San Francesco di Udine. (Lettera Q: Arbor vitae; affresco del coro) Piazza Contarena di Udine. (Lettera L: Un "moro dell'orologio) Chiesa di San Martino di Socchieve. (Particolare degli affreschi di Gian Francesco da Tolmezzo). (Lettera L: Maschere lignee carniche) Pala Lignea di Mortegliano. (Lettera P: San Cristoforo; particolare della pala di G.A: Pordenone nel Duomo di Pordenone) Gorizia. (Lettera T: Leone veneto all'ingresso del castello) Maniago. (Lettera S: Bottega di Coltellinaio) Sacile. (Lettera S: Uccelli) Palmanova. (Lettera N.Statua della Giustizia) Villa Manin di Passariano. (Lettera D: Focolare friulano) Monfalcone. (Lettera S: La Rocca) Pregiatissimo e ricercato lavoro del primo dopoguerra di un maestro della xilografia europea del Novecento. Autore/i Tranquillo Marangoni Editore Edizioni de La Panarie Luogo Udine Anno 1951 Pagine n.n. Misura 33X43 (cm) Illustrazioni 25 Xilografie Legatura in folio cartelle racchiuse in custodia Peso 2500 (gr) ISBN N/D EAN-13 N/D

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        Le Feu sur la terre. Pièce en 4 actes.

      Paris; Grasset, 1951. First edition. [20,5x13,5 cm]. 190, (3, 3 blanks) pp. Printed wrappers. Edges uncut. A light folding mark on front cover. A lovely copy. ''A similar and even stranger case of moral sickness is the subject of Le Feu sur la Terre (first performed 1950), which is generally regarded as Mauriac's best play. It features the fierce, rapacious affection of Laure for her brother Maurice; her passionately relentless drive is not founded on physical love but simply on the evil desire to be the unique possessor of another's soul. Not surprisingly, hatred flares up between Laure and Maurice's wife. Meanwhile, for good measure, the passion of avarice is personified in the father, Osmin, who has mastered the habit of forcing his whole family to economize because of imaginary impoverishment.'' (Norrish, New Tragedy and Comedy in France, 1945-1970, pp. 18). Inscribed by the author: "Au docteur Carl David Moselius / en hommage de profonde gratitude et en souvenir des heures inoubliables que le dois à son beau pays / François Mauriac / Stockholm 14 dec 52". Moselius (1890-1968), art historian who published studies on e.g. Tessin and Louis Masreliez

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        Tempeldanser och musikinstrument på Bali.

      Bokförlaget Gothia AB (distribution genom Förlagsbolaget Bibliofila verk), 1951. 24 s. + 53 monterade färgplanscher. Gulddekorerat helskinnband med inre denteller, fem upphöjda bind och röd ryggtiteletikett. 34,5 X 24 cm. Det otryckta försättsbladet har en liten reva nedtill, för övrigt är boken i mycket gott skick.. Tryckt i 200 numrerade exemplar, varav detta är nr 66

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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

      London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd. VG: in very good condition with rubbed dust jacket. Slight marks to cover. Not inscribed. 1951. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 195pp :: Illustrations by Pauline Baynes :: 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6") .

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        Kustlandskap.

      Akvarell. Signerad och daterad: "Forssell. 69". 8,5 × 14,5 cm. Proveniens: Amanuens Erik Sörling, Stockholm. Litteratur: Viggo Loos, Victor Forssell (1951), s. 23 (avbildad) & s. 230 (med felaktigt angivna mått). | Hans Rabén, "Victor Forssell - den minst kända av våra erkända konstnärer", Konsthistorisk tidskrift, 1936, s. 61 (avbildad) & s. 66. Utställd: Stockholm, Kungl. Akademien för de fria konsterna. Minnesutställning över Ivar Nyberg, Emerik Stenberg, Alfred Bergström, Victor Forssell, mars 1932, under 1869, kat. nr 218 ("Landskap. Akvarell."). | Stockholm, Holländsk konst A.-B. (Arsenalsgatan 10 A), Victor Forssell 1846-1931. Minnesutställning, september 1941, under Akvarell, kat. nr 86. | Stockholm, Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening. Victor Forssell 1846-1931. Minnesutställning i Konstnärshuset, september 1950, kat. nr 130. Ny förgylld ram. Syrafri passepartout.. Denna lilla akvarell från 1869 är den tidigaste kända målningen av Forssell enligt Viggo Loos' katalog över hans verk. Den har utställts flera gånger och avbildas bl. a. i Loos' monografi. Akvarellen "föreställer ett kustlandskap med höga, skogklädda bergpartier, bakom vilka man skymtar havet under en blekt lysande himmel med stormrivna moln. [...] Han har här släppt sig lös från det akademiska tragglet i en slarvig men charmfull improvisation, som koloristiskt redan låter ana den blivande mästaren" (Rabén s. 66)

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        THE STARS, LIKE DUST

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. cloth.. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with light wear to. corners, 15 mm closed tear along bottom edge of rear flap fold, and. spine ends and some internal age-darkening with some show through on. rear panel. (#138685). First edition. The author's third SF book.

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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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        PRETEXTES. Pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Avant-Propos de André Billy et Pierre Mac-Orlan. Signed

      Paris: Aux dépens d&#39;un groupe d&#39;amateurs, (1951)., 1951 Margeret, Robert. PRETEXTES. Pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Avant-Propos de André Billy et Pierre Mac-Orlan. Signed. Paris: Aux Dépens d&#39;un Groupe d&#39;Amateurs, [1951] With three original pencil nudes illustrated by Lobel-Riche. Folio, 88pp. Collated in 11 folded sections of 8 pages housed in a plain chemise & paper covered card folder with the publisher&#146;s original matching slipcase with title label on the spine. Ten dry points in black by Alméry Lobel-Riche [Genève 1880 -1950 Paris], Painter, engraver & lithographer noted especially for his depictions of the world of the galantery. An extra suite of engravings with remarques included as well as one original zinc engraving plate. Number 39 of 50 copies on Rives [of 205 copies] - comprising the final state of the engravings in the text. Includes: 1 - Standing nude in pencil signed, 2 - Reclining nude in pencil enhanced in light crayon, signed - 3 - Standing nude in pencil on heavy transparent onion skin like stock, signed. A very fine example of this production devoted to Lobel-Riche in a lightly used & reinforced with clear tape publisher&#146;s slipcase. Very scarce.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Lobel-Riche..

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        THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DIE. Signed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951 First Edition of the highly-regarded third Lew Archer mystery, Signed as John Ross Macdonald, (Kenneth Millar) on the title-page. 8vo. 245 pp. A near fine copy in blue and white patterned paper covered boards, black topstain, black titles to the spine in a bright, pictorial dustwrapper showing a few negligible closed tears, some use at the heel and crown of the spine and one internal tape reinforcement. An attractive copy. "The best novel in the tough tradition I&#39;ve read since Farewell, My Lovely and possibly since The Maltese Falcon." - Anthony Boucher, The New York Times. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Way Some People Die

      NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. hardcover. F/VG+ 1st edition, 1st printing. Author&#39;s third book. Book has lightly bumped corners and minor shelf wear. Jacket has light chipping at ends of slightly sunned spine, tape stains at corners, 2 inch closed tear at bottom of front flap fold, and minor edge wear. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

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        Mixed Feelings: Nineteen Poems

      University of Reading Reading: University of Reading. 1951. First. First edition. Printed wrappers. A little offsetting at the bottom of the front wrap, else fine. John Masefield's copy with a small label stating such inside the front wrap. One of 120 numbered copies of the author's first book. .

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        [Original Art and Proof for]: The Enchanted Castle

      Barry Humphries Boston: Barry Humphries. 1951. Original pencil and gouache artwork accompanied by two cover proof sheets and a first edition of the book. The art, which measures 20"x 26", is painted directly onto an illustration board with the spine panel painted separately and applied to the board. Near fine plus with a few rubbed spots, tape remnants, and ink marks. The two color cover proofs are near fine with a few creases, and the book is fine in near fine dustwrapper with a bit of wear at the extremities and some sunning to the spine. Neff (1902-1993) was a painter, muralist, illustrator, and printmaker who worked with the Treasury Relief Art Project and briefly served as Director of the Federal Arts Project in Cleveland in 1937. In addition to working as a commercial artist and book illustrator, he gained some national recognition as chairman of the Cleveland Ufology Project lecturing on UFO phenomenon and exposing fraud when he found it. While Neff is not credited on the published dustwrapper, as he is on the original art, the rear flap copy is entirely (and strangely) devoted to "The Decorative Jacket" with four paragraphs describing the joint effort made by the writer and artist to develop a compelling cover concept. The text explains that the illustration depicts the battle between good and evil as shown by "Satan's insidious attack on the vulnerable castle, supported by his host of red demons conjured up from the shadows" and "the Good Fairy's valiant defense, aided by her kindly elves born of the bright sunshine and blue sky" which have "identical counterparts in the flesh-and-blood characters of the modern mansion of the actual story." The art for an obscure but interesting book from an equally obscure but interesting artist, representing a much closer collaboration than is usually found between author and jacket illustrator. OCLC locates no copies of this book. .

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        WHERE NESTS THE WATER HEN. La Petite Poule d&#39;Eau. Signed

      New York: Harcourt, Brace And Company, (1951)., 1951 Roy, Gabrielle. WHERE NESTS THE WATER HEN. La Petite Poule d&#39;Eau. Signed. New York: Harcourt, Brace And Company, (1951). Presentation Copy of the First Edition of Gabrielle Roy&#39;s second novel, the first of her Manitoba books, Inscribed by her on the half-title page. "To Miriam Chopin / In fond remembrance / of her early interest / in my work / Gabrielle Roy". A better than very good copy in 1/4 blue cloth, (faded as is usual) over gray paper covered boards, navy titles to the spine in a near fine bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 251 pp. Translated from the French by Harry L. Binsse. Inscribed books by the author rarely come to market. [30297] $1450.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Ramat Aviv Hotel Guest Book

      Tel Aviv, 1951-1956. No binding. Good. Young Nation Welcomes its Guests& Signed Guest Book from Tel Aviv Hotel Records Signatures of Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, and Well Known American Personalities& & (AUTOGRAPH ALBUM) Ramat Aviv Hotel Guest Book. Tel Aviv, Israel. 1951-1956. Containing numerous autographs on more than twenty pages (removed), plus three letters written to the hotel manager. Evidence of prior folding, some clipping, but all in Good condition.& & AMONG THE NOTABLES SIGNING ARE: David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. (while a member of Congress), actors Kirk Douglas and Yvonne de Carlo, the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and writers Art Buchwald and Herman Wouk. The Mayor&#146;s Study Tour to the Holy Land sojourned at the Ramat Aviv in 1953 and includes the signatures of mayors from New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Berkeley etc. The hotel seems to have been well prepared to cater to large groups such as The Knoxville Air Reserve, American Israel Bond Planning Commission and (how exotic) the Maccabia Rhodesian Bowling Team! Three thank you letters from group leaders complement the collection.& & In the early years of Israel&#146;s independence it was important that the young nation establish itself as being ready and able to cater to the needs of international travelers. The written comments in this guestbook make frequent allusions to the astonishing growth of Israel&#146;s new businesses and laud the staff of the Ramat Aviv for their determination in being a part of this growth. Though the collection at first glimpse might be seen as curious ephemera, a closer examination reveals it more properly as a thin wall through which the intimate voices of a new nation can be heard.&

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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&#39;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 &#39;building blocks&#39; 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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        REQUIEM FOR A NUN. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1951 First Trade Edition, First state, with dark grey top-edge in the First Issue Dust Jacket [E. McKnight Kauffer misspelled, $3.00 price]. 8vo., 286pp. A fine copy. [No indication of edition stated as called for]. Nicely signed by Faulkner in black fountain pen at the top of the front free endpaper. Quarter-bound in black cloth over sea green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. A very nice example of this work; a play, with long narrative sections, continuing the story of Temple Drake introduced two decades earlier in &#39;Sanctuary&#39;. Faulkner&#39;s first book after winning the Nobel Prize. "I Decline to accept the end of man. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice but he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance". W.F. - Nobel Speech. While signed limited editions abound, signed trade editions are very uncommon as Faulkner generally refused to sign them.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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