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        THE SEA AROUND US. Signed

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Prétextes. Avant-propos d'André Billy et de Pierre Mac-Orlan.

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Diogène]
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        Economics: An Introductory Analysis

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

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        Fawley Achievement

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

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        Fawley Achievement. Illustrated by Roy Coombs. IN SOLANDER CASE

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

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

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

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        Fabulous Redmen: The Carlisle Indians and Their Famous Football Teams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Richard Thornton Books]
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        Security Analysis

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE MECHANICAL BRIDE. Folklore Of Industrial Man. Inscribed

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

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        The Mechanical Bride. Folklore of Industrial Man

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Change of World

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Catcher in the Rye

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

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        CATCHER IN THE RYE

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

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

      [Oakland]: Seraphim Press, 1951.. Quarto. Full goat vellum, ribbon ties. Illustrated with woodcuts by Mary Fabilli. Fine. First edition. One of two hundred copies set and printed by hand in American Uncial type on Tovil handmade paper by Everson, although fewer than one hundred copies were bound and the majority of the remaining sheets were destroyed by Everson. This copy bears Everson's early presentation inscription to notable California printer Lawton Kennedy from about the time of publication. He inscribed it again on the colophon in 1958, as Brother Antoninus, and that recipient made a small note regarding it's entry into the world again, in 1985, "with love." Finally, both Everson and Fabilli have inscribed it again, on the half-title, in 1985. A well travelled copy of one of the major works of American fine printing of its era. BARTLETT & CAMPO A11.

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

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

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        The Catcher in the Rye

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Portable Faulkner

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

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        GO

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities of the jacket, browning to the rear panel and darkening of the jacket spine. Some rubbing to the front panel. All in all a very collectible copy of this early beat novel. First edition with Scribner A on copyright page with the price of $6.50 on the front flap. Firs state dust jacket with a photo and bio of the author on the rear panel. One of the first--if not the first beat novel--preceding On the Road by nearly 5 years. Holmes draws fictionalized portraits of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Neal Cassady in New York City in the late 1940's. This copy is signed and inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "July, 1975/ For Paul--/ At the beginningof/ what I feel will be/ a friendship--/ All the best--/ John. At the bottom of the page he has signed it: "John Clellon Holmes." An uncommon and fairly scarce signature and first edition.

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        The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo. Edited by Piero Sraffawith the collaboration of M.H. Dobb

      Cambridge: At the University Press, 1951-1953., 1951. 10 volumes; large 8vo. A near fine set in publisher's blue cloth with titles in gilt to spines, clean and tight, with entitled dust jacket to all volumes. Lacking the Index volume, 'in preparation' at the time of the publication of the last volume. Complete with portrait, tables and facsimiles, some folding. Slight toning to the spine of the dustwrappers; corners to vol. I chipped. Several marginal annotations and underlining in pencil throughout the vol. I with a couple of marks and lines in red pen. A truly handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Comment voudriez-vous voir R. L. Dupuy

      1951 - Unique collection of 74 watercolors, ink drawings, collages and mixed media playful caricatures of a Parisian advertising executive, presumably by members of his creative staff. Most of the individual send-ups are imaginative and amusing; the cumulative effect, though, is truly extraordinary in the sheer variety and range of the works. As a whole the album honors not merely a particular individual, but the human creative spirit! Thus we have a Soviet Dupuy, an angelic Dupuy, an overworked Dupuy, a gaucho Dupuy, a scout Dupuy, a wandering eye Dupuy, a lolling Dupuy; he is depicted as a painter, a mariner, a general, and on and on. These various roles assigned to him scarcely suggest the richness of ideas of the particular artwork. In just one drawing, showing the executive in a bathtub, we see floating atop the water the names of products, presumably ones he promoted, and other names spraying over him from the showerhead. Dupuy, based on the wealth of images we have of him, was a quintessential Frenchman in his appearance; we can also surmise that he was beloved, if not also feared a bit, and certainly, he had to have had a charisma, for few businessmen have probably ever received such an effortful and remarkable tribute as represented by this manuscript. The folio measures 33 by 28 cm, 13 by 11 inches. With a dust jacket that at its center has a cameo relief of Dupuy himself. The DJ, now protected with mylar, has use creases, minor spotting and toning. The leaves are all clean, and the album is tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Weep For Me (Signed First Edition)

      Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Gold Medal No. 200, 1951. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "Eddie, Please burn this bad book!" Just about Fine in illustrated wrappers. The prolific MacDonald's fourth book and one he requested his publisher not reprint [Shine 212].

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        House of Liars - A Novel

      Harcourt, Brace and Company NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1951. First printing of Harcourt hardcover edition. First Novel. Translation of Menzogna e Sortilegio (1948). x, 566pp. Light blue quarter-cloth, black cloth, black ink spine lettering and design, cream endpapers, deckled fore-edge. Dust jacket price 4.00. Signed by Morante [without inscription] to title page. Book is in very bright, tight, fine, unread, unmarked condition; black dust jacket has slight hints of rubbing to spine and corner extremeties o/w exceptionally bright and fully intact. " Elsa Morante was critically acclaimed as one of the best Italian novelists of the 20th-century. Her most famous work, La storia [History] (1974), was called at the time of its publication the novel of the century. The penetrating study of the impact of WW II on European culture was immediately translated into several languages. Elsa Morante first achieved fame with Menzogna e sortilegio (1948, House of Liars), which received the Viareggio Prize. Her final novel, Aracoeli (1982), earned her the Prix Medicis Etranger. Morante was at one time married to novelist Alberto Moravia." - Books and Writers. "This long and distinguished novel, winner of Rome's literary prize - the Viareggio - is the first work of Elsa Morante, who in private life is Mrs. Alberto Moravia. Its publication is an important literary event. 'House of Liars', a modern story of love and human suffering, is narrated by Elisa de Salvi. Elisa, still in her twenties, is all alone in the house of Rosaria, friend of her father and of many men. What has brought her to Rosaria's empty rooms? As Elisa begins to tell the story of The Cousins - Anna, her mother, and Edoardo, the spoiled young scion of the Carantano fortune - the reader is held spellbound by a novel unlike any other he has ever encountered. Leisurely in pace and style, 'House of Liars' is wholly modern in its psychology and the subtlety of its characterizations. Among the principal charcaters are: Francesco, the idealistic socialist who ends up as a postal clerk....Concetta, mother of Edoardo, whose last days are those of a crazy penitent....Rosario, the sensualist, of who the auithor says ' it was as if she had a single lover named Desire'.....Edoardo, the complex, Byronic figure who is loved but remains unloving....Anna, whoe devotion to her one and only love assumes truly heroic dimensions. Though it is large in scope and rich in story, this novel does not seem long; but it will remain long in the mind, and - one hazards the prediction - in literature." - dust jacket flaps.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 1951. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 277 pages .

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        Le Voyage de Marco Polo

      Paris,: Aux Depens des Yachtsmen Bibliophiles, 1951.. Two volumes, quarto, engraved title in red and black, wove paper, 30 copper plate engravings including two frontispieces, many lino-cut tail-pieces, one map; unbound, uncut sheets in stiff printed paper wrappers, parchment folders and slipcase, some minor wear, some foxing to paper wrappers but very good. An attractive private press edition of the voyages of Marco Polo: one of 224 copies published, with 30 copper plate engravings by the French artist AndrÈ Collot (he illustrated other works as various as Lady Chatterley's Lover). The historian Albert Mirot (1902-1984) came from a family of archivists and is best known for his collaboration with his father in writing The Historical Guide of the Streets of Paris (1979).

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

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

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        The Holy Sinner

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951 First American edition, first printing. Original publisher's cloth, dust jacket. Presentation copy; signed and inscribed by Mann to his next-door neighbor, Lester Ziffren: "To Lester Ziffren/ as a little fare-well-gift/ Pacif. Palisades/ Thomas Mann/ Dec 20, 1951". About fine with some offsetting to the front endpaper; in a jacket with some wear to the extremities, a few small tears and nicks to spine, a small stain to the front panel, else very good.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology

      New York: Wittenborn, Schultz, Inc.,, 1951. Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in white and black. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. Cloth rubbed, wear to corners and ends of spine, spine and edges of boards tanned, joints starting, endpapers tanned. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with tanned spine panel and a short closed tear at the base of the spine panel. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the book's designer and typographer Paul Rand on the front free endpaper, "for Milt & Ciel Xmas 1951, Paul". Paul Rand (1914–1996) and Milton Glaser (1929– ) were two of the most significant graphic designers of the twentieth century. Rand was an early proponent of the Swiss style, which emphasised clean lines and readability, and he designed well-known corporate logos, including those of IBM, UPS, ABC, and Enron. Glaser has worked in a variety of styles and formats, and is best known for his 1967 Bob Dylan poster and the I Love NY logo. A superb association.

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        The Arab of the Desert

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.,, 1951. A Glimpse into Badawin Life in Kuwait and Sau'di Arabia. Octavo. Original sand cloth, lettered in gilt on red faux label to the spine. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 51 other plates, 9 of them coloured, numerous diagrams and illustrations to the text, 8 folding maps, and 7 folding genealogies loosely inserted under a band to the lower pastedown, one of these last - "A Family Tree of the Al Sabah in Arabic" - not called for. Somewhat rubbed on the boards, whitened at the spine edges, light toning as usual, tattered jacket, a very good copy. The second edition, first published 1949 this is a magisterial study of the region, described by Freya Stark as "indispensable to all who wish to travel or live with some knowledge in the region … indispensable to specialists." This copy inscribed on the title page, "To Eunice Weller with regards & good wishes from H.R.P. Dickson, Kuwait, 9.6.54. 'God bless you always where ever you may be.'" and previously on the half-title, "To Eunice from John Bailey, Kuwait April 1954."s

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        Les Mains Sales [Dirty Hands] (Original French Film Poster)

      MacDonald Pictures, 1951. Original French "affiche" poster the 1951 film, "Les Mains Sales" (released in the US and UK as "Dirty Hands"), based on the play, "Red Gloves" by Jean-Paul Sartre and directed by Ferdinand Rivers. Sartre's original dialogue for this film and one other ("Respectful Prostitue" in 1952) constitute his complete contributions to world cinema. The original play made its debut on Broadway and starred Charles Boyer, and that role was assumed by Pierre Brasseur for the film version. An unsung gem of twentieth century French cinema, about a man who joins a subversive organization (modeled on communism, but unnamed) which then requires him to assasinate his college professor. Near Fine condition, 47 x 63 inches, on linen.

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        VOX DUCUM 1951

      Montreal: Westmount High School,, 1951 [Cohen, Leonard]. VOX DUCUM 1951. Montreal: Westmount High School, 1951. Small 4to., decorated wrappers, 106 pp. Cohen's Graduating Class Annual. In fine condition. A fascinating publication with several photos & biographical entries showing early indications of Cohen's "Sense of Self"; a heightened personal awareness that would ultimately lead to the publication of his first book during his McGill days in 1956, "Let Us Compare Mythologies". Entries & Photos include: Page 20: Biographies, Staff: Len Cohen. Page 23: Graduating photo of the young poet with his personal bio copy including: PASTIME, "Leading sing-songs at intermission" & AMBITION, "World Famous Orator" [very intuitive & prescient].  At Westmount High, Cohen was President of The Student's Council & a Science Graduate. The Council photo is on page37. School Theatrical Production entries are on page 40 & show "Len" Cohen in the cast "Comes The Revolution" - as Julius Caesar in "Death of Julius Caesar" & as the producer for "God Save The King". Page 41 shows the photo of the Glee Club with a caption on page 42. Page 47 shows Cohen as Chairman of the Students Production Committee for "You Can't Take It With You". Page 49 lists Len Cohen as Ticket Sales Manager for the play. Page 54 shows a photo of Leonard Cohen. Likely the first time Cohen appears in print in any form, Less than 200 copies originally printed. Save for a very few, all were likely discarded over time. Very uncommon $3500   . 1st Edition.

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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 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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Rainer Maria Rilke und Marie von Thurn und Taxis. Briefwechsel

      I M Niehans & Rokitansky. Hardcover. Hardcover; German language; good jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; Two Volume Set - good condition with dust jackets. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . GOOD. 1951.

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        The End of the Affair

      London: Heinemann, 1951 First edition, first impression. Publisher's gray cloth in original gray and white dust jacket. Raymond Chandler's copy, stamped on front free endpaper with his La Jolla, CA address and date "JAN 7 1952". Book with pages toned, else near fine; in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips to upper spine (not affecting lettering), spine toned and some light soiling. Chandler acquired this book while he was writing and editing his first draft of The Long Goodbye.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Images de Paris. Pointes-seches de Ch. Samson. Three volumes: Volume I by MacOrlan, Volume II by Salmon, Volume III by Vaudoyer

      Paris: Les Heures Claires. [1951]. One of 100 numbered copies on white wove paper, from a total issue of 312. 8vo. Handsomely bound in 3/4 green morocco and paste-paper boards, spine paneled, title gilt, top edge gilt., original covers bound in. Titlepages letterpress variously in blue and black, black and red, with vignette of Centaur, Liberty, etc., fine. Each volume illustrated with 12 drypoints printed in black and colored by hand by Manuel Robbe after Charles Samson, with an extra suite of drypoints in black. These three volumes were published to celebrate the bi-millenaire of Paris, and were appropriately completed on "le jour de Sainte Genevieve", patron saint of Paris.

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        THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with rubbing to spine ends and front. corner tips. A sharp copy. Uncommon in this condition. (#135250). First edition. Preceded the British edition that has textual differences. Biologically engineered sentient plants raised for food, that walk, sting and feast on carrion, prey on mankind after most humans are blinded by malfunctioning secret military satellites orbiting the earth. "... compares favorably to H. G. Wells' catastrophe novels, especially with THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, to which it bears some striking resemblances." - Magill (ed), Survey of Science Fiction Literature, p. 506. "This tale of monsters from a botched experiment marching over the world is a superior example of its breed." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1296. Runner-up for the 1952 International Fantasy Award. Basis for two films, a feature in 1962 and a made for television movie in 1981. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-199. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 5. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 502-07.

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        Ballet

      London, New York: Wingate,, 1951. Octavo. Original powder blue moiré silk cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge stained pale blue, colour-illustrated endpapers. Lavishly illustrated by the author, with photographic plates. Corners rubbed, spine and board-edges faded, a few faint spots to early and late leaves. Still a good copy of a beautiful book. First edition, first impression; the deluxe limited issue, signed on the half-title by Beaton as called for. This copy does not have the limitation slip, but the binding and signature-placement are that of the signed limited issue, which was of a very small but undisclosed number. From the infrequency with which this issue appears and given that so far the highest number we have traced has been 32 we suspect the limitation to have been around 50 copies.

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