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        The Catcher in the Rye. (WITH SIGNED SLIP)

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

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      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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        Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation, four individual issues, entire year 1951 complete

      The National Research Council, Wash., D.C. 1951, 271 pages inclusive, references, some illustrations. Very Good overall, original light-green paper wraps, stapled bindings, toning to spines, prev. owner's name rubberstamped on 3 of the covers, some corner bends and bumps. Bindings are secure and tight, pages clean, unmarkedQuarterly journal, includes articles on,A Guide to Tables on Punched Cards (BLanch and Yowell); Monte Carlo Matrix Calculation with Punched Card Machines (Opletr); Computing Logical Truth with the California Digital Computer (Abbott); much moreAlso includes sections with news on, Automatic Computing Machinery, technical developments, bibliography and reviews of books and papers. Whole section of Automatic Computing Machinery technical developments in the April issue, devoted to the California Digital Computer; also, The BARK, a Swedish General Purpose Relay Computer; Notes on Numerical Analysis; much more on early computing and the machines being built or tested. Several pages of news on the SEAC, observations on computations of large primes, news of note from Eckert-Mauchly Divsion of Remington rand and UNIVAC; much more

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        'DIGTE' - INSCRIBED by NERUDA.

      Prague - Copenhagen: Borgens Forlag, 1951. 8vo. Presentation copy bound with original wrappers designed by Arno Malinowski in half vellum. Inscribed in hand by Neruda to Ivan Malinowski on half title. More pictures available.. In 1951 the Danish publisher Jarl Borgen published Neruda's poems ("Digte") translated by the Danish poet and translator Ivan Malinowski (1926-1989). The present copy is inscribed in hand by Neruda in Prague , dated December 26th 1951 to Ivan Malinowski on half title: "Pablo Neruda/Salud y gracias!/Praga 1951/XII - 26". The book also holds the signature of Ivan Malinowski as well as a few autograph notes in pencil by Malinowski. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1971 was awarded to Pablo Neruda "for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams"

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        C. 1951-1954 Photographic Album Recording the Building of a Western-Engineered Milling Facility in Egypt With Many Pictures Identified and Depicting Social, Sporting, Political Activities in Cairo and Alexandria Egypt During the Nasser Era

      Cairo, 1951. Album with approxmately 280 + photographs; mounted with photo-corners only, not glued down; many with identifiers on back, dating the photograph and naming the participants; many photographs of social activities, state and company dinners, tennis matches, other sporting activities where apparently these people went to be entertained in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt; a mixing of Middle-Eastern and Western-style events, with some military and political leaders socially melding with the engineers and workers on this project; with views of the Egyptian countryside as well as of the plant; (with) a book in Arabic, evidently promoting the new facility, with black and white photographs; also including about 30-40 photographs of family outings, evidently in Europe, Italy and other places where family and friends may have had leave from building the project; various formats, mostly snapshot size, however there are many 3" x 5" and larger, even a couple of 7"x 9" size; all contained in a faux leather album, with a very worn spine and coming disbound; photographs clear, well-taken and very well preserved, recording a little-known aspect of Western business and industrial development in the Middle East, with the participation of wives and families while a project was being completed and during the Nasser revolutionary era; We note that some of the equipment, possibly for power generation, bears the Babcock & Wilcox name, and also equipment from Kohorn, who were textile equipment manufacturers; these names are visible on the apparatus pictured in the accompanying brochure.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Illustrated Man

      Doubleday & Co., 1951. Tan cloth, brown titles. Stated first edition. Book very good with a small bookshop sticker to rear pastedown, aging to cloth at edges. DJ very good minus, sunned at spine, price-clipped, creased & worn at top edge at front and at heel of spine with one tear, stained on reverse at bottom edge. 251 pp. First Edition. Dustjacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Book condition: Very Good

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        LURE OF THE SEA: Leaves from My Pictorial Log. Signed

      Halifax: Eastern Photo Engravers, 1951 From the library of Rachel Carson. MacAskill, W. R. LURE OF THE SEA: Leaves from My Pictorial Log. Halifax, N. S.: Eastern Photo Engravers, 1951. First Edition. 4to., Publisher's neat cloth binding w/o dustwrapper as issued. A fine copy with the original publisher's photographic cardboard case showing some wear. Presentation Copy inscribed warmly by the author to Rachel Carson - also signed again by the author on the facing limitation's page, Rachel Carson's library bookplate. Illustrated throughout with a marvelous array of blue-tinted photographs of ships at sea. A unique example.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

      NY: Scribner, 1951. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Jones on the title page. Lightly bumped upper board corners and a tiny soil scuff on the bottom edge; the dustjacket has two small chips on the spine topedge, minimal wear at the spine bottom edge and touched corners and beginning toning on the flap edges. Tight, bright and clean copy in Near Fine condition in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Jones' first novel. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers.The image are of the book described and not stock photos.

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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). Dustjacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Book condition: Very Good

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        THE IMAGIST THEORY OF STYLE: AN ESSAY IN THE TRANSMIGRATION OF IDEAS. Signed Typescript

      n.p. n.d. [Univ. Of Michigan]: K.M., 1951 His doctoral thesis "COLERIDGE AND THE INWARD EYE" was submitted in 1951 at the University of Michigan. [PHD 1951]. This piece [Macdonald/Miller at his scholarly best] is from the same period submitted and graded by Dr. Thorpe and signed as Kenneth Miller & Ross Macdonald in blue ink at the top of the first page. In very good condition. 31 Xerox pages in very good condition. Rare.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Day of the Triffids.

      Michael Joseph, London 1951. 302 pages. Orig. green cloth with silver lettering on the spine and in orig. dustwrappers designed by Patrick Gierth. Wrappers with the price 10s. 6d. Near fine/very good to near fine wrappers. Wrappers have a small closed tear on the upper part of the spine and one on the front cover + minor edgewear. Trace from a small label from Danish bookseller on pastedown.. A lovely copy of the true first edition of this sci-fi classic on alien or foreign invasion written during the height of the communist scare and the cold war. Twice made into a fine film

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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

      London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd, 1951.. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. VG: in very good condition with rubbed dust jacket. Slight marks to cover. Not inscribed. 195pp :: Illustrations by Pauline Baynes :: 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6")

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        The Flying Lady; The Periodical of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club 1951-1984

      . Six volumes bound in publisher's original blue library buckram stamped in silver. Pages 1 - 2962 covering 33 years without interruption!! Completely indexed. The only run of this length currently on the market. Exhaustive and fascinating information for any automobile enthusiast. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Small Archive

      Chapel Hill. 1951-69. A small archive of material from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green and his wife Elizabeth to Gregg Sinclair, President of the University of Hawaii, comprising three Typed Letters Signed and thirteen custom-printed Christmas cards, of which three are Inscribed with an additional sentiment. The letters, dated September 14, 1951 through December 22, 1952, detail Green's visit to Hawaii as part of his study of international drama, music, and dance. The holiday greetings, dating from 1957 through 1970, become increasingly more elaborate. Beginning in 1958 the Greens composed an original verse for the holidays which, for several years, they set to music. One early letter has some modest foxing else all items are fine in a custom cloth clamshell case. .

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        Truman appoints his Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder as U.S. Governor of the worldís two major financial institutions: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund

      Partly Printed Document Signed ìHarry S. Trumanî as President and ìDean Achesonî as Secretary of State, one page, 22.75î x 18.75î. Washington, D.C., June 27, 1951. Embossed Presidential seal, 3.5î diameter, affixed at lower left. Fine condition. In full, ìKnow ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Prudence, and Ability of John W. Snyder, of Missouri. I have nominated and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund and United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years, and authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that Office according to law, and to have and to hold the said Office with all the powers and privileges thereunto of right appertaining, unto him the said John W. Snyder, subject to the conditions prescribed by lawÃ?î John W. Snyderís close friendship with Harry S. Truman began in 1928 when Truman was a County Judge. They served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Harry S. Truman was Colonel of Field Artillery, United States Army Reserve Corps. Lieutenant Colonel John W. Snyder was in Harry Truman's Missouri Regiment, the 381st Field Artillery, 102nd Division. Snyder had a broad background in banking and business when he was appointed by President Truman as Federal Loan Administrator (1945), Director, Office of Mobilization and Reconversion (1945-1946), and Secretary of the Treasury (1946-1953). Of the 75 Secretaries of the Treasury, from Alexander Hamilton to Timothy Geithner, only six served longer than John W. Snyder. As Trumanís Secretary of State (1949-1953), Dean Acheson played a central role in defining American foreign policy in the early years of the Cold war. He helped design the Marshall Plan and played a central role in the development of the Truman Doctrine and the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In 1964, Acheson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for History for ìPresent at the Creation: My Years in the State Department.î

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        The Little Belt Bridge. A Link between - Great Britain and Scandinavia. Danish State Railways.

      Litografisk plakat trykt i farver. Lithographed poster. Copenhagen: Andreasen & Lackmann. 1951.100 x 61.5 cm

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        THE SANDS OF MARS

      London: Sidgwick and Jackson Limited London: Sidgwick and Jackson Limited,. [1951]. boards.. Some foxing to top edge of text block, endpapers and preliminary. pages, a very good to nearly fine copy in a bright nearly fine dust. jacket with some mild shelf wear to corners and spine ends and a. little dust soiling to rear panel. (#136393).. First edition. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. The author's second SF book.

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        Nuclear Structure. Collection of offprints 1951-1954, including Bohr's doctoral dissertation.

      7 publications. Copenhagen & New York 1951-54. Several items with handwritten notes and formulas. Bound in a brown cloth-backed volume with title in gold (Nuclear Structure I. 1951-54) on spine.. Aage Bohr's own copy of the seminal publications by which he and Ben Mottelson established themselves as leaders in the field of nuclear structure. Their pioneering work, for which they won the Nobel Prize in 1975, was later summed up in the monograph 'Nuclear Structure I-II' (1969-75)

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        Segelregatta auf dem Zürichsee (Mit Bergpanorama im Hintergrund). Oelgemälde.

      56 x 45 cm, Lwd. auf Pavatex aufgezogen, im Rahmen der Zeit, tadell. K. F. Moos (1878, München - 1959, Zürich) vor allem bekannt als Plakatgestalter. Maler, Grafiker, Bühnenbildner, Illustrationen (Tageszeitungen) (SKL). Unten rechts signiert und datiert.

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        Bestiaire fabuleux.

      39 x 28 cm, 48 Bl., 14 mehrfarbige Gouachen und 14 Calligramme., Lose Bögen in Umschlag in OLwd.-Mappe u. in OLwd.-Schuber, Einzelne Blätter am Rande min. stockfleckig., Schuber beschienen. Nr. 113 von 150 Exemplaren auf Vélein Calligramme von Jules Dominique Morniroli. Der Text wurde von Pierre Gaudin u. die Gouachen von Edmond Vairel agedruckt. Die Gedichte zu den 14 Bestien stammen von Patrice de la Tour du Pin. Jean Lurçat (1892 -1966), französischer Maler, Keramiker und Bildwirker. Patrice de La Tour du Pin (1911-1975), franz. dem Katholizismus nahestehender Dichter.

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        Jeanne Relapse et Sainte.

      Paris: Le Livre Contemporain 1951. Illustr. with colourlithographs by Jacques Vallery-Radot. 4to. Limited to 130 copies. 76 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and topdedge gilt in full blue morocco and light vellum with onlays and gilt decorations (Gras).. Copy no. 94 printed for Robert Delmas, with additional suite of some of the illustrations in different states. Bound with an original watercolour inscribed by the artist

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        Physical studies of nucleic acid. Offprint, Signed by Wilkins & Gosling

      1951. Crystalline Structure of DNA Wilkins, Maurice (1916- ); Gosling, Raymond; & Seeds, W. E. Physical studies of nucleic acid. Nucleic acid: An extensible molecule? Offprint from Nature 167 (May 12, 1951). 8vo. 7pp. Text illustrations. 213 x 140 mm. Original printed wrappers. Fine copy, signed by Gosling and Wilkins on the front wrapper. First Separate Edition. On 12 May 1950, at a meeting of the Faraday Society, Wilkins obtained from the Swiss scientist Rudolf Signer a sample of sodium thymonucleate, an improved DNA extract that preserved the long, fragile molecule's structure. While preparing part of this sample for study, Wilkins noticed that every time he touched the stuff with the tip of a glass rod and then drew the rod away, "I had spun a very thin fibre of DNA, almost invisible, like a filament of spider web." The fibres seemed so perfect and uniform that the molecules in them must have been neatly aligned alongside one another. Examined under a microscope, in polarized light, the fibres behaved as though they were made up of well-ordered crystals. (Judson, Eighth Day of Creation [1996], p. 78) Wilkins, who had no training in x-ray diffraction, took his DNA fibers to Raymond Gosling, a graduate student in physics at King's College who was then performing crystallography studies of ram's sperm using an antiquated x-ray apparatus in the basement of the college's chemistry department. Because the apparatus was not well suited to fiber work, several dozen of Wilkins's fibres had to be bundled together, in a tiny tungsten-wire frame where they could be tightened like a violin bow, to constitute a large enough specimen for the soft focus of the x-ray tube. Wilkins and Gosling remembered that Bernal, fifteen years before, had got the first good x-ray patterns from protein crystals by keeping them wet. Accordingly, they maintained the DNA fibres at high humidity. They got striking patterns, with many spots, sharp and detailed, far better than ever before seen from DNA, and for the first time unmistakably from a substance in crystalline form. (Judson, pp. 78-79)Thus began Wilkins's x-ray diffraction studies of DNA, which would gain for him a share of the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine (the other two recipients of the 1962 prize were James Watson and Francis Crick). However, for several reasons-inadequate x-ray equipment being one of them-Wilkins put the DNA crystallography studies on hold for fifteen months, resuming them seriously only after the arrival at King's of Rosalind Franklin, a biologist highly skilled in x-ray diffraction techniques. However, Wilkins did publish "a couple of notes" (Judson, p. 79) on his researches in late 1950 and early 1951. The first, entitled "Ultra-violet microspectrographic studies of nucleoproteins and crystal of biological interest," was a preliminary notice that "went little further than the work of Torbj?rn Caspersson ten years earlier" (Judson, p. 651); the second, which we are offering here in offprint form, gives the details of Wilkins and Gosling's initial investigations. Published with it is a paper by Mary and Robert Fraser entitled "Evidence on the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid from measurements with polarized infra-red radiation." Olby, The Path to the Double Helix, pp. 332-35 (including illustration taken from Wilkins & Gosling's paper). Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, pp. 863-68.

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        REQUIEM FOR A NUN. Signed

      New York: Random House, 1951 First Trade Edition, First state, with dark grey top-edge in the First Issue Dust Jacket [E. McKnight Kauffer misspelled, $3.00 price]. 8vo., 286pp. A fine copy. [No indication of edition stated as called for]. Nicely signed by Faulkner in black fountain pen at the top of the front free endpaper. Quarter-bound in black cloth over sea green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. A very nice example of this work; a play, with long narrative sections, continuing the story of Temple Drake introduced two decades earlier in 'Sanctuary'. Faulkner's first book after winning the Nobel Prize. "I Decline to accept the end of man. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice but he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance". W.F. - Nobel Speech. While signed limited editions abound, signed trade editions are very uncommon as Faulkner generally refused to sign them.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Entdeckungen über die Theorie des Klanges.Leipzig: Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1787. First edition.

      The copy of Carl Friedrich Gauss. A very fine copy of the book which established the scientific study of acoustics. Dibner 150; PPM 233a; Sparrow 39; Norman 480.<br/><br/> "The production of sound from solid bodies was not clearly understood until Chladni devised the method of sand figures to illustrate the structure of vibrations in a solid body. He spread sand over glass and copper plates and drew a violin bow over their edges, causing the plates to vibrate; the sand, agitated by vibrations, collected over the nodal curves where no motion occurred. Chladni then classified the sand figures according to geometrical shape and noted for each the corresponding pitch, thus demonstrating that he patters and sounds of a vibrating plate are analogues to the shapes and tones of the modes in the harmonic series string. The strange and beautiful 'Chladni figures,' first described in the above work, attracted much scientific attentionin the early nineteenth century, inspiring fruitful investigation of the mathematics of elastic vibration." (Norman).<br/><br/> This copy is from the personal library of Gauss. It was sold as a duplicate in 1951 by the Göttingen State and University Library, at which time it passed into private hands.. 4to, pp [iv] [1] 2-77 [1] and 11 engraved plates, contemporary plain boards. Ink stamp 'Gauss-Bibliothek' on title page

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        [Il gallo I]

      1951 Acquaforte acquatinta, mm.423x310 alla battuta su foglio di mm. 565x380. Firmata a matita in basso a destra. Es. XXVIII / LX. Interessante incisione in cui l'A. è ancora legato al tema figurativo.

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        Lie Down in Darkness

      Bobbs Merrill Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1951). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with just a touch of rubbing. A superb copy of the author's first book. .

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        GOOD SHABBOS EVERYBODY

      1951. 1. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. GOOD SHABBOS, EVERYBODY by Robert Garvey. United Synagogue Commission (1951). 4to, pictorial boards, slight rubbing to corners and top and bottom of spine, else fine. 1st edition. Illustrated with color pictorial covers, pictorial endpapers and color or black & white illus. on every page by Sendak (with Leonard Weisgard as Art Consultant). This is a particularly bright and clean copy.

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        LA LETTERATURA ITALIANA. Storia e testi.

      Ricciardi In-8 p., tela edit., sovrac. (talvolta con tracce d?uso), astuccio. Di questa celebre collana dedicata alla nostra letteratura, dalle origini al Novecento, offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 93 volumi. La collezione è suddivisa in 8 sezioni, ordinate da vari scrittori: ?Le origini e il Duecento? da Alfredo Schiaffini - ?Il Trecento? da Natalino Sapegno - ?Il Quattrocento? da Raffaele Spongano - ?Il Cinquecento? da Francesco Flora - ?Il Seicento? da Giovanni Getto - ?Il Settecento? da Mario Fubini - ?L?Ottocento e il primo Novecento? da Riccardo Bacchelli. Tutta la raccolta è molto ben conservata. Disponibili anche singoli volumi, su richiesta.

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        The Masters

      Macmillan and Co 1951. This is a Fine Copy of this book in Publisher's red cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Very Good Dust-Jacket that has just a couple of small closed tears to the outer edges of the wrapper with further miniscule nicks to the wrapper at head of spine.Not price clipped and this copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED with dedication by C.P. Snow on the Title Page.This title was acquired from a very impressive private collection of 20th Century Literature and Fiction with strict adherence paid in obtaining rare highlights in exellent condition.Great copy for the collector and rare SIGNED.The Author's fourth book in the 'Lewis Elliot ' sequence of novels.The d/j comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve,8vo 387pp First Edition 1st Impression

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        Selborne. Et sogns natur og fugleliv.

      Ovesat af Niels Haislund. Illustreret af Mads Stage. København 1951. Indbundet ubeskåret med originalt omslag i et smukt helpergamentbind med originale tuschtegninger på ryg og permer af Mads Stage. Hvert blad separat forgyldt (bindet er ikke signeret). X + 375 sider. I bogæske.. Nr. 2 af kun 3 nummererede eksemplarer på imiteret bøttepapir, signeret af Mads Stage

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        SPARTACUS

      NEW YORK: HOWARD FAST, 1951.. Illustrated by CHARLES WHITE(JACKET ART). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Novel. First printing. Basis for the 1960 Stanley Kubrick film. This is the self published First Edition. The author had been blacklisted at the time and could not publish otherwise. Hard cover with illustrated dust jacket. Small area of surface damage on DJ spine, where a label has been removed. Small closed tear on bottom inside/outside edge of DJ. Not price clipped($2.50 price). Slight wear/small nicks on DJ edges. Side edge of DJ is rather creased. Yellow boards. Tape residue on front pastedown. Tanned and slightly foxed pages. Side edges of pages are rough edged. Thumb nail wear/distortion mark on a small area of the side edge of one page. Previous owner inscription on the front free endpaper. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding.

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

      Stamperia del Santuccio 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.

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        [Radio script]: Come Back, Little Sheba by Henri Bernstein Adapted for Radio

      [No place]: United States Steel Corporation presents The Theatre Guild on the Air. 1951. First. Marked "Final Rehearsal." Quarto. Stapled mimeographed leaves printed rectos only. 58pp. Some foxing and moderate wear on the first and last leaves, very good. An adaptation of the Broadway drama featuring Gary Cooper and Shirley Booth. The play displays extensive textual corrections in pencil, by the director of the play, Homer Fickett. Booth won a Tony Award for Best Actress for the 1950 Broadway play, and went on to star in the 1952 film (in that case adapted by Ketti Frings) for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress. Robert Anderson, who did the adaptation, is best known for his own Broadway successes including Tea and Sympathy (1953), You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1967), and I Never Sang for My Father (1968). The Theatre Guild on the Air began as an hour long dramatic series on radio and later for television from 1953 to 1963 sponsored by the United States Steel Corporation. In 1963 it went off the air, the last surviving live anthology series from the Golden Age of Television. The program mixed both adaptations of traditional plays along with original scripts by writers such as Rod Serling. The series featured many notable actors included Martin Balsam, Tallulah Bankhead, James Dean, Keir Dullea, Andy Griffith, Rex Harrison, Celeste Holm, Jack Klugman, Peter Lorre, Walter Matthau, Paul Newman, George Peppard, Johnny Carson, and many more, some in their on-screen debuts. OCLC locates a single copy of this script, at the University of Virginia. .

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        Poetry and Drama: The Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecture, Harvard University, November 21, 1950

      London: Faber & Faber (1951). First edition. Offsetting to rear blanks from a clipping, boards sunned and offset, a good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. However, Inscribed by Eliot "To Dorthea Merriman from T.S. Eliot. 21. ix. 51." The recipient was the wife of distinguished Harvard historian and diplomat Roger B. Merriman.

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        The Day of the Locust

      The Grey Walls Press London: The Grey Walls Press. (1951). First. Uncorrected proof of the first English edition. Unprinted wrappers. Pages a trifle browned, author and title written on the front wrap, a nice, very good or better copy. The timeless and quintessential Hollywood novel; West explores the frustration, violence, and savagery beneath the glamour and glitz. A very uncommon issue. .

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        The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jubilee Edition)

      A.S. Barnes New York: A.S. Barnes. (1951). Jubilee edition. Fine in a modestly worn, very good or better dustwrapper. Inscribed by Turkin: "To Joe DiMaggio Who is great even without a bat, ball or glove in his hand. Hy Turkin. April 5, 1951." DiMaggio, who is of course cited frequently in the book, announced his retirement from baseball eight months later.With letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. .

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        LA CAPANNA INDIANA (prima rara edizione con sovracoperta), Firenze, Sansoni, 1951

      14 x 21,5, brossura, bs., pp. 134. Ottime condizioni . Il volume ha la RARA sovracoperta a sfondo rosso con caratteri bianchi e neri. Collana di Paragone vol. n. 1. Non comune PRIMA EDIZIONE (Gambetti pag. 64) L'opera venne premiata con il "Versilia 1951"

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        Fawley Achievement. Illustrated by Roy Coombs. IN SOLANDER CASE

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

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