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        Acapulco En El Sueño

      Mexico City: Nuevo Mundo 1951 - First Edition. Quarto. Enticing images of mid-century Acapulco shot by Lola Alvarez Bravo, with the wonderful dust jacket designed by Carlos Merida. Text by Francisco Tario. Print run of 7000 copies, but much rarer than the ample number would indicate, especially in jacket. Intermittent foxing to prelims and end pages, else very good in a very good jacket, complete, with a few small tears repaired by old tape and a few areas of inoffensive foxing. Pleasing copy despite the minor flaws. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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        Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway.

      New York: Musical Theater, ca. 1951.(). 4to. Mimeographed typescript. Approx. 150 leaves bound with brads. Very good. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Spartacus.

      Published by the Author, New York 1951 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Howard Fast and Kirk Douglas on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket illustration by Charles White. A very sharp example, rare signed by both Fast and Douglas, who starred in the role of the 1960 film. Spartacus is a historical novel about the slave revolt led by Spartacus around 71 BCE. The book inspired the 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Dalton Trumbo and starred Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, Laurence Olivier as the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, Peter Ustinov, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus, John Gavin as Julius Caesar, Jean Simmons as Varinia, Charles Laughton as Sempronius Gracchus and Tony Curtis as Antoninus. The film won four Academy Awards in all. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        STORIA DELLA COSTITUZIONE ROMANA vol I

      NAPOLI: EUGENIO JOVENE, 1951. BROSSURA. BUONO. 17 24. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Pistols for Two

      Crime Club, New York 1951 - A clean and nice copy in the Andy Warhol dust jacket. The jacket has a closed 1/2 inch tear at top of the front cover but is otherwise fine and is housed in a removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Seattle Book Center]
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        Spectacle

      first edition, one of the 415 copies numbered on "pur-fil" paper. Signed autograph signed by Jacques Prévert to Suzanne Mélène: "... this show which is not for her" without mercy "enriched with a small drawing in black ink representing a small cat enhanced in red pencil. Guards light and partially shaded. Gallimard Paris 1951 14x18cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Catcher in the Rye.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951 - Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Jacket a little creased at head of panels and spine, series of small ink stains just encroaching at foot of spine and front panel, small puncture at fold of rear flap, general nicks, chips and short tears, binding spine slightly rolled, nevertheless a very good copy in a good example of the eye-catching jacket designed by Michael Mitchell. First edition, first printing, of one of the great American novels of the 20th century. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        FOUNDATION

      New York: Gnome Press/Doubleday, 1951. Early Reprint. Approx. 5.75" x 8.25" VG hardcover in VG black dustjacket with lettering sunned to ivory & peach. Early reprint in year of original publication (1951) with no statement of edition on copyright page; while a First would so indicate and would have a printed price of $2.75, this printing displays a $2.95 price on unclipped front jacket flap. Gnome Press is credited as the publisher on title page, but Doubleday receives the distinction on spine of both boards and jacket. Mild discoloration around perimeter of very subtly bowed boards; rubbing to extremities. Age-toned, lightly soiled jacket, protected in clear mylar overlay, crinkled and creased with abrasion at corners and spine ends; a small chip from rear top edge near spine head. Significant age-toning throughout; otherwise, clean and tight. Shelve in Case #8 Spine is black with white and peach text. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        SNOWED-IN FAMILY JUDY JO STORY SIGNED , STATED 1ST EDITION, SNOWED IN,New England girl as the protagonist of mild adventures like helping a needy family in a Blizzard

      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1951. HBDJ, 1951, Stated 1ST EDITION, 1st Printing, NF+/VG+, PRETEXT LISTS THRU DAY WITH MOPSY, Yellow & Blue Illustrated Cloth hardcover, Near fine+ condition in a VG+ dustjacket with Light Tape Repairs at the top and bottom of the spine In a new Brodart mylar dustjacket protector , Octavo, 8 in. Tall, X 5 3/4 IN. APPROX, 125 pages, Small Scuff mark front DJ, ,Adventures of a Favorite Heroine TRIP TO BOSTON, includes CornRoast, Strawberry Festival & Warm Sunny ,Beach. Little Green Isle O'Pines could be reached Only By A Sandy Road from the Mainland at Low Tide. ONCE WHEN GRANDPA WAS A LITTLE BOY. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Mabel Betsy Hill.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Esplorazioni sotto la confessione di San Pietro in Vaticano eseguite negli anni 1940-1949

      Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, 1951. Due volumi. Volume I: Testo (Relazione a cura di B.M. Apollonj Ghetti, A. Ferrua S.I., E, Josi, E. Kirschbaum S.L. Prefazione di Mons. L. Kaas. Appendice numismatica di C. Serafini. Le necropoli - La memoria. La Basilica. Illustazioni nel testo e alcune tavole). Volume II: CIX Tavole. 4to. pp. XI-278 - 16 + CIX tavole f.t.. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Edizione di 1500 copie numerate (Numbered Edition). .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        NEVER LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE

      Simon and Schuster 1951 - Loewy, Raymond. NEVER LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1951. 377pp. illus. sm. 8vo. Inscribed by author on first free e.page, to Major General Royal Lord. Christmas card with a typed greeting, and signed from the author to the Lord family laid-in. Review card from publisher laid-in. Laminated boards, lamination starting to rise from spine panel, corners bumped, near fine tight hardcover in Near fine price-clipped d/w (2 small tears on rear panel, crease from paper-clip on front panel). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Verzierte gotische Einbände im alten deutschen Sprachgebiet

      Stuttgart, Josef Habbel at Regensburg for Max Hettler Verlag, 1951-1958. Four volumes (26 cm), I (Text, 1951): 159 (1) pp. II (1. Tafelband, 1953): 185 (1) pp. Plates 1-152. III (2. Tafelband, 1956): 137 (1) pp. Plates 153-256. IV (3. Tafelband, 1958): 157 (1) pp. plates 257-364 (altogether, approximately 2400 illustrations). Uniformly bound in collector’s red cloth. - A pioneering work for identifying the bindings of German incunabula, based on the author's systematic investigation of forty-three libraries, mostly in South Germany, where he examined 23,800 volumes. Kyriss identifies 186 groups of tools, each one of which probably represents the equipment of a single bindery; thirty-eight of these are monastic binderies, thirty-two binderies which used a name tool, a small number are binderies signing with initials or arms, and the rest binderies associated with a particular town. "The work takes its place among reference books of outstanding importance... With the aid of these plates it should be possible to localize a high proportion of German gothic bindings" (from a review by Howard Nixon of Bildband II, in The Book Collector, Spring 1957, pp.75-76). ¶ Ownership inscriptions and notes ink on endleaves of the bookbinding historian William Smith Mitchell (1908-1982); his pencilled instructions to his bookbinder on half-titles. Loosely inserted are Mitchell's typescript for a review (for Libri, volume 8, 1958, pp.200-201), and several of his offprints.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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        Rain On The Pavements ( J.B. Priestley's Personal Copy)

      The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1951. Author's scarce second book. The Book is in Very Good++ or better condition. The boards are clean with some fading to the edges and a small bump to the fore-edge. There is some mild toning to the text block. Mild pushing to the spine tips. The book is tight, clean and free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. It bears the correct price of 10s 6d. It has some minor edge-wear with associated creasing and rubbing with a little loss to the ends of the spine. The spine is slightly toned but this does not detract from the pictorial wrap around design. The rear panel has mild toning to the edges but less so than usually encountered. Some small closed tears to the spine and flap folds which have been reinforced with a little archival tape to the verso. The wonderful period wrapper artwork is by the renowned artist JOHN MINTON and looks stunning in the Brodart protective cover. John Minton was commissioned to design the wrappers for both of Camberton's books. The book also bears the personal library bookplate of J.B.Priestley to the front pastedown. Priestley was a great supporter of Camberton and was instrumental in gaining recognition for Camberton's first novel 'Scamp'. This is a very scarce association title. There has been much interest in Roland Camberton recently resulting in both his novels now being back in print. The author Iain Sinclair has particularly taken an interest and written on Camberton and his books. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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        Rogers, Bruce- Unbound, Unfolded Sheets, the Complete Book] The Twelve Moneths

      - Folio size. Unbound and unfolded sheets, the complete book, "The Twelve Moneths," Clarke and Way, 1951, designed and signed by Bruce Rogers.Incomparable typography and color matching. Fine. Most scarce thus as unbound sheets.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph. London, Michael Joseph, 1951. First Edition. First Impression. A very good copy of one the highlights of British Science Fiction. Read by a generation in GCSE English, the book has maintained its place in the British populace, but it's merit alone has seen it celebrated across the world. A wonderful novel, and amongst the best by the author. The book itself is in decent shape. Some wear to the corners and spine tips, slight lean and a short tear to the rear panel, small blue ink mark to rear too. Slight lean, owner's signature to title page. A decent copy. [Pringle, SF 100 Best Novels, Locke, Spectrum of Fantasy vo I p237] Cover art by Patrick Gierth [5906, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1951.

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue Jacket. 8vo., 227pp.; VG/VG; spine red and white with black and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00'; has all points, including FIRST EDITION stated on the copyright page, black cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on spine, first issue jacket has Salinger's black-and-white photograph portrait credited to Lotte Jacobi on rear panel (very small, just above author's name.), dust jacket lacks Book-of-the-Month Club statement on front flap; dust jacket is in amazing condition, with extremely slight wear to corners, tail of spine; text block has some small staining to upper edge; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 3, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        De 1429 à 1942 - De Jeanne d'Arc à Philippe Pétain

      Raoul Solar 1951 - En feuilles sous emboîtage, 215 X 285 mm. Edition originale. L'un des 4635 ex. sur vélin Johannot. Lettrines, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe, et frontispices par Galanis. Textes inédits de Pierre Benoït, Le duc de Broglie, Maurice Donnay, Georges Duhamel, Abel Hermant, Jean Tharaud, Paul Valéry, René Benjamin, Pierre Champion, Léo Larguier, J.-H. Rosny Jeune - Jean de La Varende, Colette, Louis Beydts, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Cortot, René Fauchois, Paul Fort, Jean Giraudoux, Aristide Maillol, Paul Morand, Le R. P. Sertillanges, Jérôme Tharaud. Illustrations de Guy Arnoux, Pierre Bonnard, Lucie Boucher, Louis Bouquet, Charles Despiau, André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Aristide Maillol. Frottements au coin de l'emboîtage, plats légèrement passés, intérieur bon. Exceptionnelle réunion de la signature de Sacha Guitry, et des envois signés de Jean Cocteau, Colette, et Pierre Benoît. Photos supplémentaires sur simple demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'Autre sommeil]
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        Over het werk van Corneille gevolgd door een gedicht. (Met 5 originele linoleumsneden van de schilder).

      (Amsterdam), Kunsthandel Martinet en Michels, (1951). 12,0 x 16,0 cm. Geniet. (24) p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 200 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Zeer goed exemplaar, maar met twee plakbandvlekjes op voorste schutblad.l Nummer 152 met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van Corneille onder het colofon: 'Voor Mr de Jong ter herinnering aan/ het gezellig uurtje doorgebracht bij hem thuis./ Parijs 28 december 1954/ Corneille'. Kunstverzamelaar Hans de Jong (1907-1973) was de vader van de kunstenares Jacqueline de Jong, die een relatie had met Asger Jorn. BHC 9.B.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        My Cousin Rachel

      1951 - First edition. 8vo., original red cloth, dust jacket. London, Gollancz. Inscribed by the author, ?To Dinkie, with best love for Christmas 1951, from Daphne? and signed by her on the title page. It is tempting to think that this inscription is to ?Binkie?, for it was Binkie Beaumont, king of the West End theatre, who produced Du Maurier's own stage adaptation of Rebecca, directed by and starring John Gielgud, and September Tide in 1949, and other books inscribed to Beaumont have been on the market recently. However, the D does appear quite clear. A very good copy in dust jacket, torn at the head and tail of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        FOUNDATION

      New York: Gnome Press/Doubleday, 1951. Early Reprint. Approx. 5.75" x 8.25" VG hardcover in VG black dustjacket with lettering sunned to ivory & peach. Early reprint in year of original publication (1951) with no statement of edition on copyright page; while a First would so indicate and would have a printed price of $2.75, this printing displays a $2.95 price on unclipped front jacket flap. Gnome Press is credited as the publisher on title page, but Doubleday receives the distinction on spine of both boards and jacket. Mild discoloration around perimeter of very subtly bowed boards; rubbing to extremities. Age-toned, lightly soiled jacket, protected in clear mylar overlay, crinkled and creased with abrasion at corners and spine ends; a small chip from rear top edge near spine head. Significant age-toning throughout; otherwise, clean and tight.Shelve inCase #8Spine is black with white and peach text. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books ]
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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, 1951. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in lightly worn very good or better original unprinted acetate dustwrapper with small nicks and tears (not shown in illustration). Copy number 736 of 750 numbered copies Signed by the author. A play, with long narrative sections, which continues the story of Temple Drake introduced two decades earlier in Sanctuary. Faulkner's first book after winning the Nobel Prize. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1951. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A. A. Milne. Tall octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay to front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 12 mounted plates in colour and many line-drawings, all by Arthur Rackham. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Limited 100th edition, one of only 500 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Marathon Magazine Christmas 1951

      Peterborough Press, 1951. Pamphlet. Used; Good. Pamphlet; English language; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Over het werk van Corneille gevolgd door een gedicht. (Met 5 originele linoleumsneden van de schilder).

      (Amsterdam), Kunsthandel Martinet en Michels, (1951). 12,5 x 16,1 cm. Zwart linnen met transparant omslag. (24) p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 200 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Exlibrisstempeltje op voorste schutblad. Fraai exemplaar.l Nummer 10 van de slechts 25 genummerde en door Claus en Corneille gesigneerde luxe-exemplaren, gedrukt op Ingres van Van Gelder en Zonen en gebonden in zwart linnen met transparant omslag. Claus signeerde voorin, Corneille achterin. BHC 9.A.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        The Revolt

      W. H. Allen, London 1951 - XIII + 386; Foxed; back cover is rubbed; spine is weary; else in good stern condition. SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY MENACHEM BEGIN to Bernard H. Kahan (in English): "With my wholehearted wishes and Zionis greetings. To Bernard H. Kahan. M. Begin"; The recipient was the former head of the JEWISH JOINT in EUROPE; The addresser was then the former commander of the "Irgun Zvai Leumi" and will become the Prime Minister of Israel in the late 70's and early 80's. Size: 22 cm Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BookStore Jerusalem]
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        Puteshestviia po Kitaiu i Mongolii.

      Moscow, Government Publisher of Geographical Literature,1951. Tall 8vo. Original cloth-backed illustrated boards, spine ornamented in black, lettered in gilt, front cover lettered in gilt; pp. 283, double-page sketch map, vignettes in the text, colour-printed map loosely inserted; edges of covers with wear, apart from offsetting from front fly-leaf to title, internally very good; provenance: withdrawn from a Warsaw public library with stamps on title-verso. First edition to be compiled and commented by I. A. Margolis, of 19th-century expeditions into the unknown parts of Mongolia and Inner China, missions carried out by Mikhail Pevtsov, a young Russian army officer and pupil of Przevalski, who undertook three journeys between 1876 and 1890 into Kashgaria and with caravans of merchants through the Southern Altai, Mongolia and Gobi Desert to Kalgan and back.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Princeton University Library Chronicle, The F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917, Volume XII, Number 4, Summer 1951, Contains two previously UNPUBLISHED pieces by Fitzgerald himself , That Kind of Party & an unfinished essay, The Death of My Father , QUITE RARE

      Friends of Library Princeton, 1951. HBNODJ Issued, Beige boards with blue Cloth at Spine, Decorative green Wraps bound into Hardback, 1951 , 1st Edition, Interior Nice, tight Clean with stamped number & History stamp Xlibrary perforations on few pgs ,FINE-/F-, NO DJ, Cover light Rub & Wear & light soil back Cover, 227 pages, Decommisioned from the reference department of a public library, the magazine has been bound into a library binding of paper covered boards and cloth spine, with call letters at the base of the spine, otherwise (except for very unobtrusive library markings in the margins of three leaves -- two of which dont involve the Fitzgerald material) the text is solid and clean. Apparently quite a scarce issue of this quarterly, . First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Jeune Fille au Grand Chapeau.' Marchesseau 278. An original signed and numbered drypoint.

      Amante Galerie 1951 - Folding card as issued for A.Amante, Galerie de l'Art Moderne, Paris 1951. 149x99mm. Signed and numbered 30/90 in pencil by the artist. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THE CATHER IN THE RYE.

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA 1951 - [vi], 277 pages. Original binding with minor bumping to the corners and minimal shelfwear. The unclipped dustjacket has the original price of $3.00 intact, with sunning to the spine, a few small areas of loss from rubbing, and overall moderate shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. The rear panel of the dustjacket has a photograph of Salinger with no border at the top edge, with photograph credited to Lotte Jacobi. The inner rear flap states: The Cather in the Rye is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. The copyright page states: Published Junly 1951. Reprinted July 1951 (twice). Minor rippling to some of the pages at the bottom. The text is clean and unmarked. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        A Collection of Four Novels with Dust-Jackets Designed by Andy Warhol]. [Comprising: Three More Novels, by Ronald Firbank; Love is a Pie, Maude Hutchins; The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole, Baron Corvo; and Borderline Ballads, William Plomer].

      New York New Directions and Noonday Press -1955 1951 - First U.S. editions. 8vo (23 x 15 cm). Publisher's cloth, illustrative dust-jackets designed by Andy Warhol (upper flaps to first and third state 'Jacket design by Andrew Warhol'); age-toning (mostly to last title), minor rubbing to Firbank and Corvo, minor chips to extremities, light stain to rear corner of upper spine of Firbank, small area of tape residue to upper flap from earlier repair and three small closed tears to Corvo. Rare, early examples of Warhol's work. The first three titles are particularly scarce. As a young artist in New York, Warhol created just a few such cover designs. Three More Novels bears Warhol's first published dust-jacket for New Directions and only his second commercially produced jacket, after a Doubleday title earlier in the year. The covers constitute some of Warhol's most underrated work and were made long before the establishment of The Factory; nevertheless, they exemplify many of the innovative techniques for which Warhol came to be known, such as applying ink to paper and then blotting it while still wet. It is also appropriate that these jacket designs appear on books by four authors who were, in their day, themselves provocative: Ronald Firbank (1886 – 1926), an inventive English novelist influenced by the aesthetes of the 1890s whose common themes included religion, social-climbing and sexuality; Maude Hutchins (1899 – 1991), the American novelist best known today for her sexual coming-of-age novel, Victoire; Baron Corvo (Frederick Rolfe, 1860 – 1913), an English writer, artist, photographer and eccentric of notoriety; and William Plomer (1903-73), the South African-British novelist, poet and literary editor, whose first novel, Turbott Wolfe, dealt with interracial love. Warhol's meteoric rise would begin in 1962 with a debut solo show at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Miracolo a Milano [Miracle in Milan] (Original Italian Program, signed by De Sica)

      Albert and Charles Boni, Rome 1951 - Original Italian program for the 1951 film, based on the novel "Totò il buono" by Cesare Zavattini. SIGNED by De Sica at the bottom of the title page. One of the director's classics, pure visual storytelling, made just after "Bicycle Thieves" (1948) and just before "Umberto D." (1952). A gorgeous, oversize program with a central illustration on the front wrapper within a debossed frame. The wrapper houses 6 loose deluxe card plates, as issued, the first two devoted to text, and the last four being full-color lithograph illustrations reflecting the film story. One of the most beautiful programs we've ever seen. Plates Near Fine, outer wrapper Very Good plus with a few tears at the edges but no loss, 12.75 x 17.25 inches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

      Trianon Press. 1951. 4to, (6), ix text, and 100 color plates. Original blue buckram, many leaves loose, folding box worn with weak upper hinge. Limited to 516 copies, this copy O of 16 copies numbered A to P. The first of the magnificent series of facsimiles by the Trianon Press of Blake's illuminated books, edited by Geoffrey Keynes. Bentley, Blake Books, 78.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Dunoyer de Segonzac

      Cailler, collection "Peintres et Sculpteurs d'hier et d'aujourd'hui", Genève 1951 - Edition originale de cette importante monographie, illustrée de 161 planches en noir, 15 en couleurs. Tirage de luxe imprimé à 225 exemplaires numérotés comprenant 4 EAUX-FORTES originales de DUNOYER de SEGONZAC, tirées sur papier Marais. >>>UN DES 25 PREMIERS avec en plus une TRIPLE-SUITE des estampes, sur Chine, sur Japon et les planches barrées sur Arches. Soit au total 16 gravures originales, encartées dans l'ouvrage. Petite fente à la couverture, mais bel exemplaire du tirage de tête. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Molloy

      Les Editions de Minuit 1951 - The first edition, in the original French, of the first volume of Beckett's landmark trilogy. This copy is somewhat browned, typical for this title, but otherwise is in excellent condition. The fragile pages are uncut and there is a slight tear on the very first page. Not a reading copy, but an excellent addition to any Beckett collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Endgame Books]
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        The Little World of Don Camillo With Don Camillo and the Prodigal Son; Don Camillo's Dilemma; Don Camillo and the Devil; Comrade Don Camillo; Don Camillo Meets Hell's Angels.

      Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1951-1970 - 8vo. 6 volumes. First editions. Original cloth, gilt. Illustrated by the author. All volumes a bit dusty with a few nicks and a couple of very short closed tears. The Little World of Don Camillo is stamped 'Archive Copy' on the title page. The last two volumes are stamped 'File Copy' on the endpapers. The first four volumes have a ringed 'O.K.' pencilled on the upper panel of the d/w and all volumes have the last two digits of the year of first publication in the UK in ink towards the top of the back joint. Near fine in near fine dust-wrappers. From the Victor Gollancz archive, a complete set of the Don Camillo stories issued by this publisher. The Little World of Don Camillo (1950) translated by Una Vincenzo Troubridge. Don Camillo and the Prodigal Son (1952) translated by Frances Frenaye. Don Camillo's Dilemma (1954) translated by Frances Frenaye. Don Camillo and the Devil (1957) translated by [Frances Frenaye]. Comrade Don Camillo (1964) translated by Frances Frenaye. Don Camillo Meets Hell's Angels (1970) translated by L.K. Conrad. The last volume was published in America as 'Don Camillo Meets the Flower Children', which makes it sound very different. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        Spanish Village. Photo Essay. A Portfolio with Eight full-page gravures photos

      Life Magazine 1951 - Village of Deleitosa in Western Spain. 8 Prints laid into a folder. Doesn't seem to have been for sale. Probably for Time subscribers with most copies being discarded. Covers are detached. Plates are fine. Please Note. There very well might have been more then 8 photographs. 10? This item sold as is. See photos. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Rob Warren Books]
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        My blue alpaca jacket is the smartest thing ever seen" - Autograph Letter to Marlene Dietrich

      - Autograph letter from the English playwright and wit to Marlene Dietrich, thanking her for the present of a blue alpaca suit, announcing plans to visit Southern France with Binkie [Hugh Beaumont] to discuss his new play [Relative Values?], and sending his love. [London], 13 July 1951. 2 pp., 8vo, on Coward's letterhead. Folding creases; overall very fine. 5 x 8 inches (12.8 x 20.2 cm).Text, in full: "Darling Marlene, I do not know where you are so I am sending this care of Maria to be forwarded. It is merely to tell you that my blue Alpaca dinner jacket suit is the smartest thing ever seen on land or sea & is one of the loveliest presents I have ever had--and you are a darling duck. Life over here has been highly social but I am putting a stop to all that & am going off to the South of France to stay with Binkie & discuss my new play & various business things. I tried twice to get through to Michael on the telephone but without success. When I get back in August I will try again & will flaunt my blue Alpaca suit under his nose. All my love to you darling & take care of yourself. Noël."From the collection of the family of Marlene Dietrich, a lifelong friend of Noel Coward. Their close relationship began in 1935, when Dietrich called Coward to congratulate him on his film The Scoundrel--he hung up, thinking it was a prank call. They remained friends until Coward's death, often exchanging letters about Dietrich's turbulent love life.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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        Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

      Trianon Press. [1951] 4to, (6), ix text, and 100 pochoir colour plates. Full red morocco extra by Bayntun, a gorgeous copy sumptuously bound (as the book deserves). Limited to 516 copies, this copy no. 176. The definitive facsimile of one of Blake's greatest works and the first of the magnificent series of facsimiles created by the Trianon Press of Blake's illuminated books. The Preludium is by Joseph Wicksteed and the Bibliographical Statement by Geoffrey Keynes. Bentley 78. "Blake's etched copperplates, giving the text of his poem and the basis of the designs, were printed by him in a rich orange ink and were then illuminated by hand in water colours and gold. The etched base has now been reproduced by collotype in orange and the prints have then been coloured by hand by a stencilling process, so that the final result bears the closest possible resemblance to Blake's original plates. An average of forty-four applications of water colours was required for each full page illustration, of which there are four. Of the remainder, fifty-one have some text with designs filling half the page or more, and thirty-five have text with small marginal decorations.". (Introduction) Copies were issued in fascicles, or a dull blue buckram binding: This copy was bound for presentation and is magnificent

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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