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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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        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.

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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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        OPERA OMNIA., A cura di Edoardo e Duilio Susmel.,

      La Fenice., 1951.,, Firenze., - dorsi in pelle, stemma del fascio e titolo oro nel dorso, tagli superiori marmorizzati, copp. cart. rig. edit. 36 voll., pagg. complessive 15.650., 21 cm.,

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        Rules of the University of Washington Library printing press

      Seattle: Satyr Press, 1951. Edition limited to 20 copies, small 8vo, pp. [12]; original blue paper-backed marbled paper-covered boards; spine a bit faded, else near fine. Duensing's fifth book. OCLC locates 3 copies: Universities of Washington, Georgia, and Indiana. 25: A Quarter Century, p. [23].

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Eli. Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels.

      74 (1) Seiten mit Illustrationen von Esaias Thoren. Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbleineneinband im Pappschuber. der Einbandrücken lichtschattig, ebenso ein Teil des Einbandes, ansonsten ungelesen und wie neu, der Pappschuber an den Kanten rissig, auf dem Vorsatz ein handschriftlicher Vermerk von Ellen Hilb, Mitarbeiterin des World Jewish Congesses der Schwedischen Sektion, anlässlich eines Besuches in Stockholm 1951. Erstausgabe (WG 5) ihrer 1943 im Exil entstandene Dichtung. Privatdruck. Nr. 118 von 200 Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk von der Autorin signiert.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Second Stage Lensmen

      Fantasy Press, Reading 1951 - 308 Pp. First Issue (Blue Cloth, Gilt Lettering). #323 Of 500 Signed, Numbered Copies Of A Total Issue Of 4934 Copies. A Fine Book, No Wear Or Bumping At All. This Copy Also Inscribed By Smith, And Then Re-Inscribed To Another Fan Canceling The Earlier Inscription And Signed Again By Smith. The Book Was Enclosed In Heavy Plastic Wrap Protecting The Dust Jacket And Boards [Hence No Wear At All], But Tape Across The Folds Of The Protector Has Left Two 2 1/2" X 1/2" Offset Marks On The Free Endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        The Green Hills Of Earth (Signed Copy)

      Shasta Press, Chicago, IL 1951 - Stated first edition quarter bound in black cloth and green cloth boar ds. One of an unspecified number of subscriber copies signed by Heinle in on the half-title page. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 256 pages. A near fine cop y in a very good dust jacket. The book has pinhole sized rub spots to two of the corners else fine. Mild toning to the endpapers. Clean, tig ht and unmarked interior. The dust jacket has dust soiling to its rear panel. Rubs/frays to its spine tips and tiny nicks to three of the co rners. The rear panel has a 1/2" vertical closed tear and some creasin g at its upper edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dearly Departed Books]
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        Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown and Company 1951 - First Edition, First Printing. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the publisher's $3.00 printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition with rubbing to the spine. The binding is tight, with some wear to the boards. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Venti anni dopo (Sèguito dei Tre moschettieri)

      CASA EDITRICE SONZOGNO, MILANO 1951 - Collezione Sonzogno ITALIANO 2 tomi. Numero 8-9 della Collezione Sonzogno. Coperta morbida con titoli al piatto e al dorso in buono stato di conservazione. Tagli e pagine bruniti e ad eccezione di qualche macchia sul margine inferiore di alcune pagine del volume 1, che non ledono la leggibilità del testo, la copia è nel complesso ben conservata.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Hudson

      London: Willaim Hodge and Co, 1951. Illustrated by Stowe Wegenroth. 1 vols. Tan cloth. Fine in very good plus pictorial dust jacket (scuffed at head of spine panel). Illustrated by Stowe Wegenroth. 1 vols. Inscribed to Edward and Jo Hopper "For Jo and Edward Hopper-good friends, good neighors-in warm friendship Carl carmer May 1, 1957."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      Michael Joseph, London 1951 - 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]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

      Houghton MifflinCo. 1951 - Inscribed and SIGNED by Carson McCullers on a tipped in page. The volume is bumped at the spine ends and corners and has light soiling on the front board. The unclipped dust jacket is chipped at the spine ends (1/4" on the top front fold, 1/4"x1/2" at the spine base, with smaller areas of loss), corners, edges, and has splits on the front flap fold. There is a supplied book club dust jacket which is only marginally better. The original jacket is sleeved in mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Sir Winston S Churchill

      Cassell, London., 1951-1952. First collected edition with five speeches not included in the wartime issues and with an index. The date of the first volume is given as 1951, but the set was issued in its entirety in 1952. Royal octavo. Three volumes: pp xvi, 483; xvi, 560; xvi, 578. Blue buckram covers.A near-fine set in very good dustwrappers nicked at the edges. Two of the dustwrappers are price-clipped and one has tape marks on the reverse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        THE OFFICAL REPORT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE XIV OLYMPIAD. ( LONDON ).

      XIV OLYMPIAD LONDON 1948. SIGNED BY CHARLES C. WILCOTT LISTED IN THE INDEX AS TAKING PART IN RAPID SHOOTING. Thick 4to, approximately 290 x 220 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, 580 pages, portrait frontispiece of King George VI, many action photographic illustrations, original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering and picture to upper cover. Slight rubbing to cloth binding, uneven fading to spine, pale foxing to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. Charles C. Wilcott's ink signature on endpaper and title page. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The hound of heaven

      A R Mowbray and Co , 1951. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. 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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        Nones

      New York: Random House, 1951. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Near fine in slightly spine-toned at least very good dustwrapper with tiny nicks at the spine corners and a little overall age-toning. Signed by Auden on the titlepage.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        NOVUM TESTAMENTUN GRAECE ET LATINE

      Sumptibus Pontificii Instituti Biblici, ROMA 1951 - INTERLINGUE Firma appartenenza all'antiporta, in greco e latino, pagine leggermente ingiallite da fattore tempo, bordi laterali ondulati, tagli rossi, a fine volume carta geografica ripiegata, dal frontespizio alle successive 18 pagine angoli inferiori stropicciati, rilegatura in tutta tela marrone, con titoli d'oro al piatto ed al dorso, leggermente scolorita e con usura ai bordi e lungo i morsi

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        THE SEVEN-LEAGUE CRUTCHES with a MANUSCRIPT VERSE

      Harcourt, Brace and Company (1951), New York - His fourth book. INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper and SIGNED by the poet "For Joanne, from a poem about a very/different sort of Woman's College girl/Randall Jarrell" below Jarrell's handwritten last stanza of a poem in the book, "A Girl in a Library": Don't cry, little peasant. Sit and dream.One comes, a finger’s width beneath your skin,To the braided maidens singing as they spin;There sound the shepherd's pipe, the watchman's rattleAcross the short dark distance of the years.I am a thought of yours: and yet, you do not think.The firelight of a long, blind, dreaming storyLingers upon your lips; and I have seenFirm, fixed forever in your closing eyes,The Corn King beckoning to his Spring Queen. Light soiling and wear at bottom of boards. Very Good in a supplied Fine dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A une sérénité crispée

      Gallimard 1951 - - Gallimard, Paris 1951, 19x24cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 11 Madagascar. Ouvrage illustré de vignettes dessinées par Louis Fernandez. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 35 numbered copies on Holland paper, leading after 11 Madagascar. Book illustrated with vignettes drawn by Louis Fernandez. Beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Foundation trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation) first edition set

      Gnome Press 1951-1953 - Isaac Asimov (1951-53) ‘Foundation’ trilogy, US first editions, first printings, first states, published by Gnome Press. The set is comprised of: 1) ‘Foundation’ (1951), CURREY (A) Dark blue cloth with red lettering on spine. Galaxy on front cover. Words on spine horizontal. Boards are 21 cm high. Sheets measure 20.3 x 13.5 cm and are 1.9 cm across the top. Spaceships colored blue on front cover. Rear flaps feature Journey to Infinity and Typewriter in the Sky and Fear. Back cover: 3 titles plus forthcoming Fantasy Calendar for 1952. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, N. Y. 3 Condition: near fine in like dust jacket. Jacket with light wear to extremities, not price clipped. 2) ‘Foundation and Empire’ (1952), Currey (A) Red boards with black lettering lettering on spine. Released 1952. Galaxy symbol on front boards. “Gnome Press” on spine measures 2.2 cm across, sheets bulk 1.8 cm. Four-color cover with “A new science fiction novel by ISAAC ASIMOV” across front cover. Front flap says GNOME PRESS/NEW YORK. Back cover: Rear flap has DON’T MISS THE FIRST BOOK! printed in red. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, N. Y. 3 Condition: Very good in like dust jacket. The rear board has slight glue residue from the patched dust jacket’s tape. This could probably be cleaned up, but best not to tinker with it. Dust jacket had two long tears which were patched with cello-tape. This has left a dark area where the tape was attached at the front and reverse. 3) ‘Second Foundation’ (1953), CURREY (A) blue boards with brown lettering on spine. 1953 binding. Back cover: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, N. Y. 3. Condition: near fine in like dust jacket. All three volumes are free of previous owners' inscription, stamps, bookplates etc. No foxing whatsoever. A beautiful set. The only real flaw is the patched dust jacket of 'Foundation and Empire'. However, we include Isaac Asimov’s autobiography which is signed on the title page (Please note that none of the Foundation books is signed), and price very competitively. Abebooks allows only five pictures to be uploaded. Please get in touch as we have over 20 images showcasing the set; thank you! A landmark science fiction series for which Asimov is best remembered alongside ‘I, Robot’. The ‘Foundation’ trilogy won the special 1966 Hugo as best series of all-time beating Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy to Asimov’s own astonishment. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Green Hills Of Earth (Signed Copy)

      Chicago, IL: Shasta Press. NF. 1951. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Stated first edition quarter bound in black cloth and green cloth boar ds. One of an unspecified number of subscriber copies signed by Heinle in on the half-title page. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 256 pages. A near fine cop y in a very good dust jacket. The book has pinhole sized rub spots to two of the corners else fine. Mild toning to the endpapers. Clean, tig ht and unmarked interior. The dust jacket has dust soiling to its rear panel. Rubs/frays to its spine tips and tiny nicks to three of the co rners. The rear panel has a 1/2" vertical closed tear and some creasin g at its upper edge. .

      [Bookseller: Dearly Departed Books]
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        Documents of Near East Diplomatic History.

      New York, Near and Middle East Studies, School of International Affairs, Columbia University, 1951. - 4to. XV, 332 pp. Published as a typescript printed on one side. Original cloth. An invaluable collection of primary source documents, mostly in English (a few in French), related to international relations and the Middle East. The volume is composed as an aid to students at Columbia University, using documents available from that library only, covering nearly every nation in the Middle East and their relations with European nations. Topics include the texts of commercial and territorial treaties (including regarding the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits), Napoleon's proclamation to the Egyptians, territorial negotiations, proclamations of goodwill and protection of foreign merchants, the Suez Canal concession, regulations for colonies in the region, the Baghdad railroad, the mandate for Palestine, World War I and World War II regional restructuring discussions, etc. Most documents are from the 19th and 20th centuries, with the earliest being "Capitulation with France of February 1535", and the most recent, "Nationalization of the Oil Industry in Iran, 2-30 May 1951." A brief commentary is provided before each document describing context and significance. These papers represent an enormously important work for scholars, students, historians and diplomats, bringing together, as they do, such core reference material. In 1956, Hurewitz would expand this collection to the two-volume publication "Diplomacy in the Near and Middle East: a documentary record". - J. C. Hurewitz (1914-2008) did his graduate work at Columbia, making what was then an unusual decision to concentrate on the Middle East. He worked for the Near East section of the OSS during World War II, then worked successively at the State Department, as a political adviser on Palestine to the President’s cabinet and for the UN secretariat. As a Professor, Hurewitz began studying Middle Eastern politics in 1950, before the field had emerged as an academic discipline. From 1970 until his retirement in 1984, he was director of Columbia's Middle East Institute. - Handwritten ownership (dated Washington, October 1952) on half-title; later in the collection of the professor of oriental studies and Brandeis librarian Miroslav Krek (1924-2014), with his ownership stamp on the reverse. OCLC 5749457. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PSAUMES. GRAVURES AU BURIN PAR CECILE REIMS.

      EDITIONS ARTS DU MONDE. 1951 - IN-FOLIO (26,5 x 34 X 3,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) NON PAGINE DE 14 CAHIERS (56 PAGES), SOUS COUVERTURE CREME REMPLIEE, TITRE IMPRIME EN NOIR, CHEMISE ET ETUI CARTONNES DE L'EDITEUR. TEXTE EN HEBREU ET EN FRANCAIS, PRECEDE D'UNE INTRODUCTION PAR RAYMOND COGNIAT. ILLUSTRE DE 11 GRAVURES EN NOIR, UNE VIGNETTE DE TITRE ET 10 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE. PREMIER ET UNIQUE TIRAGE LIMITE A 400 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES, TOUS SUR VELIN DE RIVES, CELUI-CI PORTANT LE NUMERO 398. BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lost Childhood and Other Essays (Signed First)

      Eyre & Spottiswoode 1951 - First edition, first impression. An excellent association copy, warmly signed and inscribed to the ffep by Graham Greene to his psychiatrist, Dr E. B. Strauss: ‘For Eric Strauss / with affection / from Graham Greene’. Strauss founded the Department of Psychological Medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, in the 1930s. During his 21 years there he fostered and promoted the growth of the department from its early infancy to full maturity. “Eric Strauss of St. Bartholomew’s – whom he had sporadically visited during the suicidal crises prompted by his love for Catherine Walston - [counseled] Graham against analysis, as a process liable to deplete his talent - Strauss for his part formed an attachment to the patient.” (Shirley Hazzard quoted in Edwards, Mood Spectrum in Graham Greene, 1929-1949). Sherry (v2) quotes a letter from Evelyn Waugh to Lady Diana Cooper, upon Strauss’ death in 1961: ‘[Greene’s] alienist Dr Strauss kicked the bucket last week. No one to keep an eye on him now.’ Near Fine: tight and square binding in sharp grey cloth; bright gilt lettering to the backstrip; some tiny faint spots close to the top-edge of each board; unfaded publisher’s red topstain, lightly spotted; a few tiny sporadic spots to the edge of the page block and rear endpapers; Strauss’ bookplate to the front pastedown; the very occasional isolated mark, but overall, an excellent copy. The unclipped dustwrapper is Near Fine: bright and vibrant with vivid red colouring and no fading; a trace of dustiness and light handling marks to the rear panel; lightly rubbed to the spine tips and corners; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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