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        The Catcher in the Rye

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1951. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Slight fading to board edges and spine ends, spotting to top edge, still an attractive copy in excellent condition in the lightly rubbed and soiled jacket with a few small chips along top edge. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Portable Faulkner

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

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

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo. Edited by Piero Sraffawith the collaboration of M.H. Dobb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Marston's Book Shop]
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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

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

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Le Voyage de Marco Polo

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Holy Sinner

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

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

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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]

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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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