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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: c-books.co.uk]
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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.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Belles On Their Toes; Screenplay

      1951. Revised. Hardcover. Good. Quarto, full leather, 117 pp., Very Good+ copy, creasing to some pages, light soil or wear to the tips of the covers. Myrna Loy's copy of the screenplay for the 1952 film she starred in--Loy's name stamped in gilt on the front cover. "Belles On Their Toes" was the sequel to "Cheaper By the Dozen." Signed on the titlepage by Samuel Engel, producer of "Belles..." Nice, uncommon item. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Conclusive Evidence

      New York: Harper & Brothers, (1951). Offsetting to front pastedown and front endpaper, else near fine in a very good jacket with a few small tears unobtrusively repaired by tape at the verso. Housed in a custom-made blue cloth chemise and slipcase with a leather spine etched in gilt.. First American Edition. SIGNED by Nabokov with a drawing of a beautiful, unadorned blue butterfly on the front endpaper, and dated in the year of publication. Albert Parry's copy (letter of provenance available on request). Parry wrote the first article about Nabokov in English. An account of the probable signing of this book appears in Andrew Field's VN.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation

      New York: Gnome Press Publishers, 1951-1953.. First edition, first issues of each book in Asimov's acclaimed Foundation Trilogy. Volumes 1 and 2 are signed by Asimov, volume 3 is inscribed by the author. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Foundation (Currey priority A binding), publisher's dark blue cloth with red titles to the spine. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with three titles advertised on the rear panel and two on the rear flap. First edition, first state (Currey binding A). Octavo. 247 pages. Foundation and Empire is the first issue red cloth with the publisher's imprint on the spine measuring 2.2 cm. It is near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket. Second Foundation is lightly rubbed, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptionally nice set, most rare signed and inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Foundation Trilogy

      New York: Gnome Press, 1951. Copyright dates, 1951, 1952 and 1953 each book, a first edition, a first printing, in a first state binding each edition in first state dust jackets (per Curry). Three volumes comprising Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Including Foundation 1951, Foundation and Empire 1952 and Second Foundation 1953. Each a very good copy, clean internally with tight bindings. Some shelfware to the lower board edges and some light moisture staining on a portion of the front Board of Foundation And a Portion of Both Boards of Second Foundation. Though no other moisture residue or staining are aparent anywhere else on any of the volumes. Empire and second foundation have a 2 cm x 4 cm bookstore bookplate pasted to the lower right corner of the inside flyleaf. Each dust jacket is very good and is not price clipped. Some soiling to each rear panel, a touch of rubbing to each spine panel and some edge wear and chipping at the spine edges. Some light soiling to the interior of each jacket. Other defects specific to each volume includes foundation jacket, which comes across as light brown spots (difficult to spot within the cosmos-orientated jacket design) a 2.5 cm x 1 cm open tear at the center top edge of the front panel of Foundation and Empire jacket and a 1 inch closed tear at the top edge of the rear panel near the flap fold on the same book. A 3 cm x 2cm open tear to the bottom right corner of the front panel of the Second Foundation. Despite the defects listed each volume shows nicely in the clear covers (see photos). A landmark series in the annals of science fiction literature and the winner of the Hugo award for best all-time series. These three volumes present beautifully with their Kyle, Cartier and Binkley classic jacket illustrations. Bright clean text, a very sought after rare and collectible set of books. . first Editions. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        F. SERRA. Pinturas y Dibujos.

      92 Páginas. S.A. Horta De L. y E., Barcelona. 1951 - Aparte la dedicatoria autografa, retrato de Serra con firma autentica a su pie. Gran papel verjurado Guarro Casas. TIRADA DE SOLO CIEN (100) EJEMPLARES. Ejemplar protegido con una sobrecubierta impresa en cartoné forrada en papel maché e interior en celofan. LOS LIBROS ORIGINALES DAN MAS VALOR Y PRESTIGIO A SU BIBLIOTECA. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA CLIO]
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        The J.R.R. Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection, Includes The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Children of Hurin, Tales of the Perilous Realm, with Original Publishers Slipcase, Still Sealed

      London: Harper Collins, 2012. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket, as Issued. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A fabulous comprehensive collection of Tolkien's major works, published by Harper Collins. Not available for sale in the US. This collection features five of their 21st Century Deluxe Slipcased Editions, apparently limited to only 100 sets, released in 2012. Their previous collection only contained four of the slipcased editons. This set includes the Harper Collins Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Hobbit, the only edition to feature all 13 of Tolkien's own illustrations for the book, reproduced in full color, together with his original maps reproduced as he originally intended, but not previously achieved in nearly 70 years of publications. Also included is the Harper Collins 50th Anniversary Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Lord of the Ring's, which features the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, as illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien, which he intended for inclusion but were not used previously. Included as well is the Harper Collins Deluxe Slipcased Edition of the Children of Hurin, which includes a ninth color plate by Alan Lee not featured inside the standard hardback. Also features the Helm of Hurin, as designed by Alan Lee, gilt stamped to the exterior. Also included is The Harper Collins 30th Anniversary Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Silmarillion. The newly reset edition feature's Tolkien's, 'The Halls of Manwe', as the full color frontispiece, with the slipcase gilt stamped with the heraldic symbol he designed to represent Luthien. This edition also includes Christopher Tolkien's two color maps, including a fold out map of Beleriand, and as a Preface, Tolkien's original letter of 1951 containing his account of the mythology of Middle-Earth. Also included is the Tales of the Perilous Realm, a new collection that draws together for the first time Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, The adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major, and Leaf by Niggle, together with the landmark essay, 'On Fairy-stories', all fully reset and corrected for this edition. The set is still fully sealed in shrinkwrap around the complete Collections Slipcase, with each book and slipcase ssealed inside the factory shrinkwrap. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of Ephemera are available. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of ephemera are available. As New / No Jacket, as Issued.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        Foundation

      Gnome Press, New York, 1951. The correct first edition, first state of Asimov's science fiction classic. 255pp. Black cloth lettered in red at spine and with a small vignette red-stamped to upper board. Upper corner of rear board damp stained and with further evidence of damp to rear pastedown, endpapers, flyleaves and upper margins (only) of the final eight text leaves. Cloth lightly rubbed at head and base of spine and with a shade of light partial browning to front endpaper. This damp staining aside, a very crisp copy in the first state pictorial dust wrapper (with Hari Seldon's name misspelt on the front flap), edge worn with several slivers of loss and a couple of short closed tears and accompanying creases. The rear panel and flap of the dust wrapper are also impacted by the aforementioned water staining, resulting is an area of discolouration and some surface abrasion. More images available upon request.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        [Dance to the Music of Time:]

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1951–75. A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer's Market; The Acceptance World; At Lady Molly's; Casanova's Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier's Art; The Military Philosophers; Books Do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings; Hearing Secret Harmonies. 12 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine set. First editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown & Company, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Boston: Little, Brown & Company. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good- dust jacket. Chip to jacket crown at spine with tear running down from location. Other minimal wear at spine. First Book Club Edition with rare picture of Salinger on rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Prince Caspian

      UK: Bles. UK First Edition and First Impression hardback published in 1951 by Bles. The book and jacket are in very good condition. The book has light spotting and a slight lean, and the remnants of a sticker to the rear endpaper - slight loss to top of final leaf. The jacket has a couple of small chips to the extremities and a split to the spine which isn't too bad, but is about 4cm long. Not price-clipped. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1951.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Catcher in the Rye (BOMC 1st)

      Little, Brown & Co., 1951. Black cloth binding, gilt titles. BOMC edition with BOMC slugs and divit. Book very good plus with watermarked area to back board at foreedge, minor glue-darkening to pastedowns. First-state DJ, with author photo by Lotte Jacobi on rear panel, good plus with 1" missing at head of spine, 1/2" at heel of spine, two small holes at back panel fold, chipped top & bottom at front panel fold, sunned/stained at spine. Photo intact, however. 277 pp.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

      [Bookseller: citynightsbooks]
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        Requiem For A Nun

      New York: Random House, 1951. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 750 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (21cm); marbled paper over black clothbound boards, with titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine; 286pp. Some trivial soil to text edges and preliminary pages, with a touch of rubbing to paper at lower board edges; Near Fine. The original acetate dustjacket is uniformly soiled, with a few tiny chips and short tears; Very Good only.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Grass Harp

      New York: Random House,, 1951. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in brown, green and black. With the dust jacket. Very light tanning to a small area of upper board, light partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Monroe with admiration from Truman, October 1951". With the bookplate of the important art patron and gay figure Monroe Wheeler (1899-1988), co-founder of Harrison of Paris, which published literary paperbacks during the early 1930s, and later head of exhibitions and publications at the New York Museum of Modern Art.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fertile Image

      London: Faber and Faber, (1951). Former owner's signature and date, offsetting to the endpapers, else near fine in a near fine jacket, bright, but with a little offsetting at the verso and a bit of edgewear. Unaccountably scarce in jacket.. First Edition. Small quarto. 64 black and white plates. Mostly studies of the natural world by this artist best known for his painting. Edited by Margaret Nash with an introduction by James Laver. Posthumous publication. (Parr / Badger, v2, 139).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Die Geschichte vom Soldaten

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1951.: Art; Frans Masereel; Holzschnitt; Holzschnitte; Illustrated; Illustrated Books; Illustrierte Bücher; Limited Edition; Limitierte Auflage; Literature; Rare Books; Signed; Signierte Bücher; Vorzugsausgabe; Woodcut; Woodcuts; World Literature. Gr.-8°.. Originaler Pappband mit Schutzumschlag. Sehr guter Zustand. No. 28 von nur 30 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Zerkall-Bütten. Mit handschriftlicher Signatur von Hans Reinhart und Frans Masereel.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        The Way Some People Die (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket, with a deep black topstain. Jacket has just a touch of the usual spine fading--but much better than usually seen--and a tiny chip at the bottom of the front panel. A nice example of the third Lew Archer novel, one of the most difficult to obtain in collector's condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DIE. Signed

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Way Some People Die

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little Brown and Company,, 1951. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Minor bumping to corners. An excellent copy in the rubbed and slightly dulled jacket with a spot to the tail of the spine panel, some nicks and tiny chips, and tape repairs on the verso. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1951. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A. A. Milne. Tall octavo. Original full white calf, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With the slipcase with printed label on board. With 12 mounted colour and numerous black and white illustrations. Light spotting to boards, spine tips slightly rubbed. An excellent copy. 100th edition. Limited to 500 copies, printed on handmade paper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Caine Mutiny

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1951.. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in silver. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket that shows very light wear ("The City Boy" on the back panel jacket as opposed to the later issue "City Boy"). A very bright copy, uncommon in this condition and signed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. A stunning collection of 126 gravures after photographs from one of the masters of the medium. A clean and tight very good plus copy in white decorated boards with some splitting to the front gutter in a bright very good plus Matisse designed dust jacket that has a half inch deep by inch wide chip from the base of the front panel and another small chip to the bottom front corner along with a number of small edge tears and other minor wear. Original caption booklet laid in. Still, a very nice copy of this beautifully printed book. (Parr & Badger v1 208-209; Roth 134-135)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Originalzeichnung "Erlebnis-Gastronomie". Handschriftlich signiert, in Bleistift betitelt und datiert 08.02.95.

      0 - Ca. 31x21 cm. Gerahmt. Eugen Egner, geb. 1951) publizierte u.a. im Haffmans Verlag. - Aus der Bibliothek von Gerd Haffmans. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Catcher in the Rye. (WITH SIGNED SLIP)

      Hamish Hamilton, London, 1951.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author(s) 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.

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown & Company, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 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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        La flamme.

      Del Duca 1951 - - Del Duca, Paris _1951, 13,5x21cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage crème, dos lisse, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte de petites déchirures et manques marginaux sans gravité. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2300 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA, + SUPPLEMENTS A, B & C

      1951 - BEANS, George H. A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA. Jenkintown: Tall Tree Library, 1951. 1/150 copies. Offered with SUPPLEMENT A. Jenkintown: Tall Tree Library, 1955. 1/100 copies. And, SUPPLEMENT B. Jenkintown: Tall Tree Library, 1958. 1/100 copies. And, SUPPLEMENT C. Jenkintown: Tall Tree Library, 1963. 1/100 copies. Four volumes, complete. Printed by The Anthoensen Press. Illustrated. Slim quartos: 51; 52; 66; 42 pp. Uniformly bound in brick cloth cloth with gilt-stamped titles to spine. Fine.

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        The J.R.R. Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection, Includes The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Children of Hurin, Tales of the Perilous Realm, with Original Publishers Slipcase, Still Sealed

      London: Harper Collins, 2012. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket, as Issued. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A fabulous comprehensive collection of Tolkien's major works, published by Harper Collins. Not available for sale in the US. This collection features five of their 21st Century Deluxe Slipcased Editions, apparently limited to only 100 sets, released in 2012. Their previous collection only contained four of the slipcased editons. This set includes the Harper Collins Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Hobbit, the only edition to feature all 13 of Tolkien's own illustrations for the book, reproduced in full color, together with his original maps reproduced as he originally intended, but not previously achieved in nearly 70 years of publications. Also included is the Harper Collins 50th Anniversary Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Lord of the Ring's, which features the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, as illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien, which he intended for inclusion but were not used previously. Included as well is the Harper Collins Deluxe Slipcased Edition of the Children of Hurin, which includes a ninth color plate by Alan Lee not featured inside the standard hardback. Also features the Helm of Hurin, as designed by Alan Lee, gilt stamped to the exterior. Also included is The Harper Collins 30th Anniversary Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Silmarillion. The newly reset edition feature's Tolkien's, 'The Halls of Manwe', as the full color frontispiece, with the slipcase gilt stamped with the heraldic symbol he designed to represent Luthien. This edition also includes Christopher Tolkien's two color maps, including a fold out map of Beleriand, and as a Preface, Tolkien's original letter of 1951 containing his account of the mythology of Middle-Earth. Also included is the Tales of the Perilous Realm, a new collection that draws together for the first time Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, The adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major, and Leaf by Niggle, together with the landmark essay, 'On Fairy-stories', all fully reset and corrected for this edition. The set is still fully sealed in shrinkwrap around the complete Collections Slipcase, with each book and slipcase ssealed inside the factory shrinkwrap. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of Ephemera are available. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of ephemera are available. As New / No Jacket, as Issued.

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        IN YOUR GARDEN. IN YOUR GARDEN AGAIN. MORE FOR YOUR GARDEN. EVEN MORE FOR YOUR GARDEN. Signed

      London: Michael Joseph, 1951-1958, 1951 "Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irespective of size or wealth." Sackville-West, Vita. IN YOUR GARDEN. IN YOUR GARDEN AGAIN. MORE FOR YOUR GARDEN. EVEN MORE FOR YOUR GARDEN. Signed. London: Michael Joseph, 1951-1958. A Lovely First Edition Set Of Vita Sackville-West's Gardening Books Complete In Four Volumes, collected from her weekly Observer gardening column, Signed by her in Volume 1 with a very nice full "V. Sackville-West" signature tipped-in. Near fine or better copies in cloth, gilt titles to the spines in bright, fresh very good indeed illustrated dustwrappers. (Volumes two & four neatly price-clipped, Volume one wrapper with a bit of neat archival restoration primarily at the spine crown). Truly a collectible set of the original first editions now quite difficult to assemble. Housed in a handsome leaf green tbcl embossed cloth slipcase. Cross & Ravenscroft-Hulme A.48, A.51, A.53, A.56. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        LE AVVENTURE DI PINOCCHIO Storia di un burattino - Illustrazioni di C. Chiostri

      A. TALLONE EDITORE 1951 in 4°picc. (16 x 26,5) - rilegato in 1/2 tela - piatti illustrati - in barbe pp. 268 + (20) - custodia a "marmotta" (non editoriale ma perfettamente rifatta da artigiano) - perfetto stato di conservazione

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        Poet Lore: 52 Bound Volumes and 16 Single Issues in Wraps (1889-1951)

      The Poet lore Co. / Richard G. Badger / Bruce Humphries (Philadelphia / Boston): (The Poet-lore Co. / Richard G. Badger / Bruce Humphries). (1889-1951). First. Magazine. 52 bound volumes (most with the original wrappers bound in) and 16 individual issues in wrappers. Octavos. A near-complete run from 1889-1951 of Poet Lore, an influential American literary magazine that first introduced to the English speaking world many important European dramatists and writers. Founded in 1889 as a magazine devoted to Shakespeare and Browning, it soon became indispensable to readers on the lookout for new writers from Europe, Russia, and Asia by publishing their works in (often the first) English translations. These include Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, and the lyric poet Frederic Mistral. Also included in this run are the first English translations of dramatic works by Maurice Maeterlinck, Gerhart Hauptmann, and Arthur Schnitzler; and the first authorized English translations of works by Maxim Gorky, Anton Chekhov, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Georges Duhamel. Even the American science fiction writer Frederick J. Pohl made a first appearance in 1927 with Varnishing Day. The set consists of a consecutive run of the first twelve monthly issues from 1889, fifteen loose issues in wraps from 1890-1893, and a complete run of monthly and quarterly issues from 1894-1951 bound in half linen and full cloth boards (with one unbound single issue in wraps from 1918). An ex-library set with bookplates and ink stamps, a few intermittent early volumes also have a small embossed or perforated stamp on the title pages, else overall a good or better set of bound volumes. The single issues in wrappers are unmarked, a few with detached wraps, else very good. A very nice assemblage of notable European dramatic literature, poetry, and literary criticism. Further details are available. .

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        Hangsaman

      Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. "Farrar Straus and Young, New York 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Publisher's logo present on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Publisher's File Copy. Stamped """"File Copy Editorial Department"""" at the front endpaper. Book Condition: Near Fine, light shelf wear, clean boards, clean pages, tight spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, shelf wear, short tears, light spots."

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        The Transistor -- selected reference material on characteristics and applications / Contract DA 36-039 SC-5589 (Task 3)

      Prepared by Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc for Western Electric Co, Inc, New York, NY 1951; 792 pages. Very Good overall, gray textured cardstock covers; large thick book, 9x12, smudges and a few old dampspots discoloring covers, some wear along spine. Prev. owner's name on blank endpage. Binding is secure and pages are clean, unmarked. Title - The Transistor - bright and clear on the spine and across front cover'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 Laboratories during September, 1951... In the three odd years since the transistor was announced, work has been going on to study and perfect this device in order to make it a useful and reliable tool for general application... In this volume, as in the symposium, the treatment follows the general sequence of -- theory, transistor properties, circuit design principles, application and, finally, characteristics of different transistor types now under development...' (from the Foreword)Contents includes -- introduction (JA Morton); Holes and Electrons (William Shockley); The Physics of electronic Semiconductors (GL Pearson); The Theory of p-n Junctions in semiconductors and p-n Junction Transistors (W Shockley); Theory and Experiment for a Germanium p-n Junction (FS Goucher, GL Pearson, M sparks, GK Teal, W Shockley); The p-n Junction Transistors (W Shockley, M Sparks, GK Teal); The p Germanium Transistor (WG Pfann, JH Scaff);The Transistor - a New Semiconductor Amplifier (JA Becker, JN Shive); The Coaxial Transistor (WE Kock, RL Wallace, Jr); The Phototransistor (JN Shive); Aging and Temperature Response of Point-Contact Transistors (RM Ryder); Duality as a Guide in Transistor Circuit Design (RL Wallace, Jr., G. Raisbeck); Some Circuit Aspects of the Transistor (RM Ryder, RJ Kicher); Some Circuit Properties and Applications of n-p-n Transistors (RJ Wallace, jr., WJ Pietenpol);General Considerations concerning Non-linear Circuits and Negative Resistance (BG Farley); Idealized negative resistance characteristics of the Transistors (RLTrent); Some Switching Aspects of Transistors (AE Anderson); Some System Applications of transistor amplifiers (RS Caruthers); A New High-efficiency linear amplifier using a Transistor and a Vacuum Tube (G Raisbeck); A high-efficiency untuned amplifier (Raisbeck); Some experimental and practical applications of transistor oscillators (Caruthers); Modulators in carrier telephone systems (Caruthers); A stabilized transistor delay and switching circuit (Anderson);A Transistor packaged circuit for multifunctional switching applications (Trent); Stabilized single transistor binary counter (Trent); A Stabilized general purpose two-transistor binary counter (trent); A transistor reversible binary counter (Trent); Four stage binary counter (Trent); Diode gates (Hussey); Anticoincidence or Not And gate (Hussey); Storage and Addition of binary numbers (JR Harris); MORE

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