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        The Hobbit [Second Edition, Fifth Impression]

      London, England: Houghton Mifflin, Co, 1951. Second Edition, Fifth Impression. Hardcover. Very Good/poor. Tolkien, J.R.R.. American Edition. Second Revised Edition, Fifth Impression. 5B. "Identical to the British 5th printing...except for the Houghton Mifflin notation at the base of the spine. The title page states "London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, Museum Street"; the colophon shows the A&U St. George and the Dragon insignia and the addresses of the publishers offices worldwide; and the title page verso shows the full printing history." Green pictorial boards. Pictorial Eps. Color frontis. Half-title verso notes "Also by J. R. R. Tolkien | Farmer Giles of Ham" / Green boards light and attractive. Light toning to edges. Small rubbing/fraying to bottom edge of boards. Faint blue stain over foot of spine (may be color bleed from jacket. Light dusting to top edge of text block. Partial jacket. Missing front panel entirely and top third of rear panel. Remains of jacket in mylar protector.

      [Bookseller: Hang Fire Books, IOBA]
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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Custom Collector's 'Sculpted' Clamshell Case

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co.[1951, Book Date], 1951 Excellent Custom Fitted Modern Collector's Leather Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, each box is gilt-stamped at the spine, & features a blind embossed [sculpted] prancing horse design, raised on the upper cover inspired by the first edition DJ's graphics & is finished in fine deep red morocco, nicely gilt-stamped & decorated at the spine. The sides are finished in black morocco; the interior lined in soft black velour. A superb collector's custom case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for more than 100 generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available. Book definitely NOT included. CUSTOM CASES available for FRANNY, RAISE HIGH & NINE STORIES. 1st Edition. No Binding. Clamshell As New/No Jacket. Custom Clamshell Case.

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      Boston: Little Brown and Company. 1951. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Good in the original black boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition. Salinger's first book, one of the most influential American novels of the 20th century. A hint of insignificant foxing to the top edge, very light shelf wear, else near fine in an almost near fine first issue jacket, with a few short closed edge tears and a little wear at the spine ends. Importantly, an unrestored copy, with just a touch of fading to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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      1951. 1. SALINGER,J.D. CATCHER IN THE RYE. Boston: Little Brown 1951. Black cloth, bookplate removed from endpaper else fine in dust wrapper (dw with some expert restoration at base of spine and at folds). Stated 1st edition. of this landmark coming of age novel, 1st issue dust wrapper with Salinger's photo on rear panel. This is a nice copy of his first book.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1951. First edition. Publisher's black cloth in unrestored first issue dust jacket with $3.00 price correctly positioned and photo by Lotte Jacobi to rear panel. Raymond Chandler's copy, stamped on front free endpaper with his La Jolla, CA address and date "AUG 4 1951". Book with offsetting to endpapers from printer's glue, edges of textblock very minimally foxed, small creases to top corner of first few pages, else a clean and square copy with bright gilt to spine; bright and clean dust jacket with a few nicks and creases to corners, spine very slightly toned, light rubbing to extremities. Housed in a custom quarter leather case. A beautiful copy of one of the most popular books of the 20th century, from the library of writer, Raymond Chandler. Chandler acquired this book shortly after the first issue was printed, in July 1951. At this time, he was writing his first draft of The Long Goodbye.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Catcher In The Rye

      Boston: Little Brown, 1951.. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Leonard Brooks with best wishes J.D. Salinger Aug. 14, 1951". Lightly rubbed, spine gilt nice and bright, a near fine copy in a bright near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine and some minor rubbing. The publication date for The Catcher in the Rye was July 16, 1951, this copy was signed less than a month after its release. Salinger's signature is scarce and signed copies of Catcher in the Rye are rare; signed firsts are exceptionally scarce. Until Salinger died in 2010, we had not seen a signed first printing of The Catcher in the Rye since the Phoenix Book Shop sold one from Howard Moss's library in 1984 -- a span of more than a quarter century. Full provenance will be provided. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Siddhartha; Translated by Hilda Rosner - [Uniform Title: Siddhartha. English]

      New York, New Directions, 1951. New Directions Edition - [. Description: 153 p. 19 cm. Subjects: Hesse, Hermann (1877-1962) --Fiction--Siddhartha. Series: The New classics series, 34]. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new and still in the publisher's protective cloth-backed slip-case.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        L'Age du Cinema Special # 4-5 (Signed Limited Edition)

      Paris, 1951. First edition. Copy 43 of 50 hors commers copies. An issue on Surrealism in the Cinema with numerous film stills. An very good plus copy in photo-illustrated wrappers that have a little edge wear. The signature page and front panel appear to have some minor damage from a staple. Unfortunately, lacking the original film strip and lithograph by Lam. Signed by Man Ray, Andrew Breton, Toyen, B. Peret, Jindrich Heisler and many more. A very uncommon book. A cursory search found no copies in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        L'âge du cinéma N°4/5

      Paris : L'âge du cinéma, 1951. Broché. 22x16cm. Edition originale imprimée à 200 ex de luxe numérotés et imprimés sur papier rose. Couvertures argentées, premier plat illustré. Contributions de A. Breton, G. Godfayn, R. Benayoun, Man Ray, B. Péret, J. Schuster, F. Valorbe... Notre exemplaire est enrichi de la signature de tous les contributeurs. Ouvrage bien complet de ses 5 filmomanies symptomatiques. Agréable et rare exemplaire. - L'âge du cinéma, Paris _Septembre 1951, 22x16cm, agrafé. - agrafé

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        The Illustrated Man

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page. Owner stamp on the front free endpaper, else near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket that shows none of the spine fading endemic to this title. A bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Blaise Cendrars

      Deno? Paris: Denoël, 1951. Broché. 22,5x28,5cm. Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 1000 ex numérotés sur pur fil, seul tirage avec 10 Auvergne. En frontispice, un portrait original de B. Cendrars par Rièra, couverture illustrée par O. Tamburi. Bel et rare exemplaire. - Denoël, Paris _1951, 22,5x28,5cm, broché. - broché

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        SIDDHARTHA. Inscribed By Henry Miller to June [Miller]

      New York: New Directions Books, 1951 Hesse, Hermann. SIDDHARTHA. Signed. New York: New Directions Books, 1951. First American Edition. Exquisite Presentation Copy. Translated from the German by Hilda Rosner. First English language Trade Edition, preceded only by a New Direction's slipcased limited edition & here issued as No. 34 in the New Classics Series. The second Issue, with William Carlos Williams's collection 'Paterson' spelled correctly in the list of New Classics Series titles on the verso of the half-title. Small 8vo, [6], 153 [1]pp. A fine copy in a very good Alvin Lustig designed dustwrapper with a 1" 1/4 x 1/2" chip at the bottom of the back panel & a short closed tear at the top of the front panel. An exceptional copy none-the-less, inscribed by Henry Miller to his ex wife: "For June / - to read in / moments / of despair / Henry / 10 /16 /56". It was Miller's custom to send books to June & Siddhartha was Miller's favorite & he probably sent her at least 2 copies of Siddhartha over the years. Rarely do these books surface but they on occasion do. Often thought of as a Sixties book, Siddhartha was actually a decade early; a precursor to the major societal & philosophical changes to follow & a cardinal influence during the Sixties & beyond. An important book. Custom TBCL 'Sculpted' Collector's Clamshell Case.. Signed. 1st Edition.

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        La Revolte Des Anges by Anatole France

      Paris: Scripta Et Picta, 1951. Full green morocco, covers and spine inlaid with light green, tan and gray morocco, ruled in colors and gilt, all edges gilt, green suede doublures, uniform morocco edged chemise. Fine in slightly nicked slipcase./No Dust Jacket. 221 pages. Folio, 47 x 29 cm. Fifty-eight colored lithographs by Kees Van Dongen. Text printed in red and black with red and green initials; lithographs editioned by Mourlot. Limited edition copy 210 of 210. Van Dongen, a Dutch painter joined the fauvist movement in 1906, became a fashionable portraitist after World War I, but even in that medium he gave up all constraint -- he left a pitiless interpretation of Anatole France (our author here) as well as others, condemning a period and a class. Designer morocco binding by Madeleine Gras. Some foxing throughout, binding particularly bright and sharp, slight edge rubbing to chemise.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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") .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Prince Caspian. The Return To Narnia

      London: Geoffrey Bles. Good+ in Good dust jacket. (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's name and address on front endpaper. Bookstore's rubber stamp on front endpaper. Sunday School prize label on rear endpaper. Some marks to boards. A 1" chip at head of dust wrapper spine. A 2" tear along rear joint of dust wrapper spine. Short tears and chips to margins of dust wrapper. A couple of small ink numbers scribbled in the corner of the rear panel of the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is price clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; First printing. (195), [1] pages + colour frontispiece + in-text illustrations (some full page). Blue papered boards. Page dimensions: 195mm x 133mm. Map of Narnia on front endpaper.; 8vo .

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        Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia. A Story for Children

      London:: Bles,, 1951.. First edition. First printing.. Hardcover. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.75 inches). pp.195. Pictorial front endpapers. Colour frontis and b/w illusts by Pauline Baynes. Publisher's blue cloth lettered in silver to spine. Pictorial d/w, not price-clipped (10s 6d), slight wear to head and foot of backstrip, just-nicked here and there, short closed tears to edges, now inner-repaired with archival tape, white paper to backstrip and lower panel slightly grubby or browned. D/w seems too large for book, and is a little baggy. Spotting to prelims to about p.7 and to extrems from about p.192. Spotting to top and fore-edges. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A Very Good copy in a like d/w with all the points present for a first edition, first printing: the publisher's imprint information on the colophon (to the rear of the book) states 'First published 1951', the colour frontispiece depicts the dance scene in chapter 11, and there is the map of Narnia on the front endpapers. The points that indicate the first state of the d/w are publisher's 'blurb' and price '10s. 6d. (line break) net' on the front turn-in, with reviews of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe to the rear panel, and 'APTV/10' printed to the rear turn-in. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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      Internationell Litteratur 1951. 157s, häftad, ngt nött, ngt snedläst, ngt fläckig, ngt oömt sprättad, bakre omsl m stor fläck, ungefär 50% av ytan, litet bokägarmärke bakre inre omslaget.. Första och enda upplagan (indragen). Anonymt publicerad. Ur Lars-Erik Nygrens bibliotek

      [Bookseller: Per Olaisen Antikvariat]
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        The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

      New York: Random House, 1951.. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. With the compliments of the author card laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Le Satyricon. Deluxe Issue with drawing and 4 extra suites by André DERAIN

      Paris: Aux Depens d'un Amateur, 1951, first Derain edition, (4 suites + drwg) number 63 of 70 deluxe issues (total edition 326), with text in French by Petronius illustrated with 33 full-page etchings with burin by André Derain + 43 in-texte small woodcuts, all printed on Vélin d'Arches. In addition to the 33 etchings and 43 woodcuts, this exemplar contains: 1) an original drawing in a double mat; 2) the deluxe extra suite of 33 etchings on thin Japon Ancien paper; 3) the deluxe extra suite with 33 etchings on Auvergne paper; these two suites each with 3 additional etchings that were not utilized in the regular edition; 4) the deluxe suite of 43 woodcuts printed in black; 5) the deluxe suite of 43 woodcuts printed in grays; most woodcuts in the latter two suites printed recto, two per sheet, on thin Malacca paper. About 300 loose leaves with text in French and the 4 extra deluxe suites in publisher's folders; all housed in publisher's boards chemise and slipcase; overall size about 18 x 14 x 4 in (44 x 33 x 10 cm). A very clean, bright and fine copy of a very handsome livre d'artiste by the important 20th century artist. Derain engraved the plates in 1934 on Ambroise Vollard's request. References: Rauch 40; Kornfeld 152/54; Lejard ”The Art of the French Book” 147; ”The Artist & The Book in France” p.330; Monod 9049.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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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.

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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

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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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,

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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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        La Revolte Des Anges by Anatole France

      Scripta Et Picta Paris: Scripta Et Picta, 1951. Full green morocco, covers and spine inlaid with light green, tan and gray morocco, ruled in colors and gilt, all edges gilt, green suede doublures, uniform morocco edged chemise. Fine in slightly nicked slipcase./No Dust Jacket. 221 pages. Folio, 47 x 29 cm. Fifty-eight colored lithographs by Kees Van Dongen. Text printed in red and black with red and green initials; lithographs editioned by Mourlot. Limited edition copy 210 of 210. Van Dongen, a Dutch painter joined the fauvist movement in 1906, became a fashionable portraitist after World War I, but even in that medium he gave up all constraint -- he left a pitiless interpretation of Anatole France (our author here) as well as others, condemning a period and a class. Designer morocco binding by Madeleine Gras. Some foxing throughout, binding particularly bright and sharp, slight edge rubbing to chemise.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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