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        THE STARS, LIKE DUST

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. cloth.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, A fine copy. ("like new") in fine dust jacket with pink ink on spine panel faded. and some mild dust soiling to rear panel. A sharp copy of this book.. (#134771). First edition. Asimov's third sf book and second sf novel. Asimov's first three published novels are set earlier in the galactic empire future history of the Foundation stories, but have no direct connection with them. THE STARS, LIKE DUST is a space opera in which rebels fight the powerful war lords of Tyrann whose goal is the domination of the Galaxy. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 239.

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        PRINCE CASPIAN

      1951. 1. LEWIS,C.S. PRINCE CASPIAN: the return to Narnia. London: Geoffrey Bles (1951). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8"), cloth, 195p., slight cover rubbing else Fine in nice dust wrapper (dw price clipped, with old mend on verso, slight fraying to top of spine). First edition, first printing of the 2nd Narnia fantasy, where the children help the Prince to regain the throne. Illustrated by PAULINE BAYNES with color plate frontis and in black and white throughout the text and pictorial endpapers. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia. A Story for Children

      London: Bles, 1951.. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.75 inches). pp.195. Pictorial front endpapers. Colour frontis and b/w illusts by Pauline Baynes. Publisher's blue cloth lettered in silver to spine. Pictorial d/w, not price-clipped (10s 6d), slight wear to head and foot of backstrip, just-nicked here and there, short closed tears to edges, now inner-repaired with archival tape, white paper to backstrip and lower panel slightly grubby or browned. D/w seems too large for book, and is a little baggy. Spotting to prelims to about p.7 and to extrems from about p.192. Spotting to top and fore-edges. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A Very Good copy in a like d/w with all the points present for a first edition, first printing: the publisher's imprint information on the colophon (to the rear of the book) states 'First published 1951', the colour frontispiece depicts the dance scene in chapter 11, and there is the map of Narnia on the front endpapers. The points that indicate the first state of the d/w are publisher's 'blurb' and price '10s. 6d. (line break) net' on the front turn-in, with reviews of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe to the rear panel, and 'APTV/10' printed to the rear turn-in. First edition. First printing.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        [Maquette / Tapuscrit / Dessins / Gravures / Lavis] Clochers de Provence

      Maurice Darantière, 1951. Exemplaire du service de presse/Epreuves. Illus. by Lily Rossignol. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. In-4. Sl, Maurice Darantière, sd [1951]. 29 x 20 cm, in-4, 36 ff. n. ch. dont 12 eaux-fortes hors texte; en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée et illustrée. Edition originale. L'un des 200 exemplaires sur vélin du Marais, seul papier (n° 108). (Inconnu de Monod.) On joint à l'exemplaire : 1/ La maquette de l'ouvrage, due à Claude Frégnac, comportant 10 dessins à l'encre bleue sur papier calque, contrecollés (les dessins des deux derniers clochers n'ont jamais été contrecollés). 2/ 16 feuillets d'essais d'impression, comportant 7 épreuves hors texte. 3/ Pour chacun des douze clochers, le tapuscrit, ainsi que les documents suivants : a) Vaisons-la-Romaine : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, b) Saint-Véran-de-Cavaillon : dessin à 'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, c) Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve à grandes marges justifiée épreuve d'artiste, d) Viviers : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve à grandes marges du premier état, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, e) Saint-Honorat-des-Alyscamps : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve à grandes marges du premier état, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, f) Géménos : 1 épreuve du premier état justifiée épreuve d'artiste et paraphée, 4 épreuves de l'état définitif, g) Alès : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 2 épreuves du premier état dont l'une justifiée épreuve d'artiste, h) Le Thoronet, une épreuve du premier état justifiée épreuve d'artiste et paraphée, i) Moustiers-Sainte-Marie : un dessin à l'encre de Chine, rehaussé au lavis, sur papier Canson, paraphé, 1 épreuve du premier tirage, justifié épreuve d'artiste, 1 épreuve du premier état, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif justifiée épreuve d'artiste, j) Saint-Tropez : 1 épreuve du premier tirage, justifié épreuve d'artiste, k) Saint-Gilles-du-Gard : 2 dessins à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, le premier correspondant à une gravure finalement rejetée et entièrement recommencée, deux états de cette estampe, le deuxième justifié épreuve d'artiste, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif, tel que finalement retenu, l) Le Thor : dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque, 1 épreuve de l'état définitif. 4/ Un dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque représentant l'Eglise St-Laurent de Salon-de-Provence (aucune gravure correspondant à cette étude, finalement non choisie pour le livre). 5/ Un dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque représentant l'Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde à Marseille (idem que 4/). 6/ Un dessin à l'encre de Chine sur papier calque représentant la cathédrale d'Embrun, une épreuve du premier état et une autre du 2e état, justifiées épreuve d'artiste et paraphées (Embrun ne fut finalement pas retenu pour le livre). 7/ 2 paires d'estampes représentant des églises que nous ne sommes pas parvenus à identifier. Cet ensemble exceptionnel constitue un témoignage particulièrement intéressant de la genèse d'un livre illustré. Elève d'André Favory, Lily Rossignol est peintre de paysages, de nus et de fleurs. Son travail de graveur semble peu connu et peu abondant. Les eaux-fortes jointes, tirées par l'artiste elle-même, et non, comme dans l'ouvrage imprimé, par Roger Lacourière, sont beaucoup plus profondes que dans ce dernier. Quelques traces de rouille laissées par des trombones dans les marges de certaines estampes. Pour le reste, parfait..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Madame Bovary, moeurs de province. Eaux-fortes originales de Michel Ciry

      Paris: Jean Porson, 1951. Livre. Illus. by Michel Ciry. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. In-4. Paris, Jean Porson, 1951. 33 x 26 cm, in-4°, pagination continue dans les deux volumes de texte, (t. I) 2 ff. bl. + 233 pp. + 1 f. n. ch. + 4 ff. bl., (t. 2) 4 ff. bl. + 4 ff. n. ch. + pages 249 à 474 + 2 ff. n. ch. + 1 f. bl., avec 115 eaux-fortes dans le texte ou à pleine page, dont les deux de couverture, en feuilles sous couvertures rempliées imprimées et illustrées, étuis et boitier commun. Exemplaire enrichi d'une TRIPLE SUITE des 115 eaux fortes (1er état, 2e état avec remarques, 3e état avec remarques), chacune sous portefeuille imprimé et sous étui, réunies dans un boitier commun. Soit 5 volumes dans deux boitiers. Eaux-fortes originales. Tirage limité à 190 exemplaires. Celui-ci L'UN DES 25 DE TETE (n° 24), comprenant la triple suite, mais sans la 4e suite en état définitif, les deux cuivres et leurs deux dessins traités à la plume. Ces trois suites sont rares et notre exemplaire compte au total 460 eaux-fortes en divers états. Très bel exemplaire, avec toutefois des taches sur le fond des boitiers (invisibles quand les boitiers sont posés). Prévoir des frais de port pour 15 kg. (MONOD, 4681).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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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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        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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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd.,, 1951-52. Compiled by Charles Eade in three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue buckram, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Title pages in red and black. A few minor bumps to edges of boards of volume I, some light rubbing at extremities. An excellent set in the lightly rubbed jackets with some fading along the spines and edges. First collected editions, first impression. Although the publication statement in Volume I gives 1951 as the date of issue, all three volumes were published simultaneously in an edition of 4740 sets in September 1952, 500 sets of sheets were exported for the American edition, published 1953. Eade corrected the titles of a number of the speeches and inserts the Secret Session Speeches in the correct chronological order. A lovely set, uncommon in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE WAR SPEECHES OF THE RT HON WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

      London, Cassell, 1951.. FIRST EDITION 1951-1952, 3 volumes, complete set, PRESENTATION EDITION INSCRIBED BY CHARLES EADE TO BERNARD FALK IN SEPTEMBER 1952, title pages printed red and black, pages: xv, 483; xv, 560; xvi, 578, all 3 with index at rear, original publisher's dark blue buckram, gilt lettered spine. Tiniest bump to lower corner of upper cover of Volume I, no previous owner inscriptions, a near Fine set in like DUSTWRAPPERS (not price clipped, a couple of tiny pale marks to spines of Volumes I and II, 2 tiny rubbed areas on spine of III, spines a touch darkened, tiny closed tear to head and tail of Volume I, 20 mm (¾") closed tear to foot of lower hinge on Volume II, plus 3 other tiny closed tears on II, 20 mm closed tear to foot of lower fold on Volume III, all repaired neatly on reverse). Presentation inscription by the compiler on front endpaper of Volume I. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Day of The Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph. 1951., 1951. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dustwrapper by Patrick Gierth. Book is near fine (slightly toned). Jacket is very good, chipped to spine ends and with a short, creased tear to rear panel. Shows well. An attractive example of a killer text. Author's first novel. Listed in David Pringle's 100 Best Science Fiction Novels.

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        DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1951. First Edition preceeding the British edition. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth lettered in green. In the original pictorial dustjacket. 222. A fine copy in a dustjacket showing only slight signs of shelving and at some time laminated for protection. SCARCE TRUE FIRST EDITION. “London had gone blind--except for the lucky few who missed seeing the ‘entertainment,’ the pale green flickering light in the heavens. Now was the chance for the triffids to take over.....”. The source for the 1963 film that starred Howard Keel as the scientist who subdues the titular, man-eating plants.

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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph, 1951. 302pp, rebound in full morocco, smooth spine, black calf title label to spine, a.e.g., 'small shell' marbled endpapers. Externally near fine, internally very good indeed. Locke calls it "a modern classic of science fiction". Negley 524; Locke, Spectrum I:237. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good+/No Jacket. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER Years of Adventure 1874 - 1920 [ Signed 1st ]

      New York: Macmillan. 1951. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Chips and tears to jacket. Some foxing to interior. Toning to end pages and pastedowns. ; Signed and inscribed by Herbert Hoover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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        The Art and Technique of Color Photography

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1951. Light bump at the spine head, else fine in a near fine jacket. Rare in this condition.. First Edition. Quarto. A collection of color photographs from seventeen photographers, including Cecil Beaton, André Kértesz, and Irving Penn, among others. Edited and designed by Alexander Liberman. One of the pioneering works on color photography. With a signed color photograph by Reinhart Wolf laid in, with an inscription to artist Ray Roberts on the back.

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        From Here To Eternity

      United States: Scribner, 1951. 1st Edition 1st Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Text lightly toned to the edges. No Previous owners markings. Black cloth boards with gold lettering. Scribner's A and colophon to the copyright page. Dust cover not price clipped. Some light shelf wear. One closed tear to the bottom edge of the front panel, light chipping to the spine and general edge wear. New mylar cover. Jones' 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Le Clown égaré. Préface d'André Salmon. Lithographies originales par Armand Nakache

      Les Amis d'Astr? Paris: Les Amis d'Astrée, 1951. Livre. Illus. by Armand Nakache. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. Très Grand In-4. Paris, Les Amis d'Astrée, 1951. 38 x 29 cm, très grand in-4, 60 ff. n. ch., 15 llithographies en noir, dont 13 à pleine page, une au centre du colophon et une autre sur la couverture, en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée, imprimée et illustrée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Edition originale. Tirage à 65 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 45 sur vélin d'Arches blanc pur chiffon (n° 28). Notre exemplaire est en outre enrichi de DEUX LITHOGRAPHIES supplémentaires, toutes deux sans la lettre au verso et justifiées à la mine de plomb "épreuve d'artiste" : celle du chant premier et celle du chant sixième (rousseurs à la seconde). Seul livre illustré par Nakache. Rare. Quelques rares rousseurs marginales et de menues usures à l'étui, bel exemplaire malgré tout. (MONOD, 8524) (3 kg).

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        XX Poems

      [Belfast:] Privately printed,, 1951. 20 page pamphlet, staple bound. Original pale pink wrappers printed in black. Housed in a black cloth rounded spine solander box with chemise. Faint spotting to wrappers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of this rare early work, privately printed in an edition of only 100 copies on April 27, 1951. During the late 1940s Larkin worked as a librarian at the University College of Leicester and published two novels, Jill and A Girl in Winter. But "in the autumn of 1950 Larkin made a decisive break with his former life, taking up the job of sub-librarian of the Queen's University in Belfast. It was Belfast that saw, as Larkin later acknowledged, his breakthrough as a poet. Within a few months he wrote some of his best and best-known poems. He had little immediate success with them, and fell back on publishing at his own expense 100 copies of a pamphlet, XX Poems, set up by a local printer in 1951" (ODNB). Larkin tried to send most of these pamphlets to prominent literary figures, but he was unaware that postal rates had just been raised, and most recipients, asked to pay the difference for delivery of a pamphlet by an unknown writer, turned them away. "But soon he began to publish some of these poems in such periodicals as The Spectator and in a Fantasy Press pamphlet (1954), and to have them broadcast on the BBC Third Programme. Word began to spread that a new poet was on the scene. " (ODNB). A lovely example of this rare work, of which only four copies have appeared at auction since 2000.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE LARKIN PAPERS. Personal, Business, and Official Correspondence of Thomas Oliver Larkin, Merchant and United States Consul in California. Eleven Volumes Including Index Volume

      Berkeley:: University of California ,, 1951. First Edition. Near Fine. INDEX VOLUME SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY ANNA MARIE HAGER AND EVERETT G. HAGER. ELEVEN VOLUMES INCLUDING INDEX VOLUME. Complete Set. dated 1951-1968. LIMITED TO 1,000 COPIES ON LINWEAVE TOWN CRIER TEXT. Eleven Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printings in Very Good++ price clipped Dust Jackets with minimal soil and edge wear. Few pages uncut. Sm. 4tos. xxxi, 352 pp. xxii, 362 pp. xxvi, 372 pp. xxxi, 411 pp. xxvii, 333 pp. xxx, 361 pp. xxviii, 369 pp. xxix, 420 pp. xxi, 320 pp. xxxv, 353 pp. 80 pp.

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        French Country Cooking

      London: Macdonald,, 1951. Decorated by John Minton. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on brown ground. With the John Minton dust jacket. Frontispiece, vignette title and illustrations throughout by John Minton. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine a little rolled. An excellent copy in the bright, price-clipped jacket with just a few nicks at the corners and ends of spine. First edition of the author's landmark second book. A beautiful copy and uncommon in such nice condition. David (1913–1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognised for her profound influence on British culinary culture.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Verzameling Amsterdam. (Compleet in 3 delen).

      Asd., 1942-1951. - 3 dln. 4to. XVI,337,(6); XIV,(6),351-643,(6); XLIX,(7),657-911,(6) pp. Met talr.reprod. (ged. in kleur), 1 uitsl. kaart los in flap achterin deel 2. Regs. Gebonden. Buckram met vergulde ruggen. Fraai ex. * Oplage 350 exx. - Dit ex. opdrachtex. met gedrukte brief voorin deel 1, gesigneerd en met toegevoegde dankzegging in handschrift van W.J.R. Dreesmann. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON. Inscribed

      New York: Putman, 1951 Sneider, Vern. THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON. Inscribed. New York: Putnam, 1951. 8vo., 282pp. First edition, first issue. Author's First Novel. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper [quite uncommon] with a bit of professional mending to the extremities showing modest wear. Inscribed by Sneider on the dedication page. "With sincerest best wishes / and good luck / Vern Sneider / June 11th 1951" A very nice example. The book was subsequently adapted for a play (1953) & film (1956) with the same titles, both written by John Patrick, Staring Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford & Machiko Kyô. In 1970, the Broadway musical Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen by Patrick & Stan Freeman was based on the novel. It depicts the activities of US Army military government officers & personnel in occupied Okinawa during World War II. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS. Signed

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merril, 1951 Presentation First Edition of the author's acclaimed First Book written when he was 25. 8vo., 400pp. A near fine, fresh copy in a bright dustwrapper. [A small tape mend on the verso at the crown]. Inscribed by Styron to his press agent, Glenn Bornstein on the title page. A precursor to his controversial 1968 Pulitzer winning Confessions of Nat Turner & National Book Award winning Sophie's Choice. A beautiful copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Silver Locusts (The Martian Chronicles) - SIGNED

      Rupert Hart - Davis, London 1951 - Ray Bradbury's second book, the first English Edition (titled "The Martian Chronicles in the US). SIGNED by the author on the title page. Near fine in an equally fine dust jacket. Very light soiling on the jacket's rear panel, else no flaws to speak of. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Indo-China

      Cape, 1951. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very near fine, some spotting just to the front text block and the endpapers, in a like dustjacket, not price-clipped and with some minor conservation to the spine ends. Looking very well on the shelf. Signed by the author, which is a rare bonus for this title. His third, arguably his finest, travel book.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        From Here to Eternity

      Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1951. From Here to Eternity by James Jones. Limited edition, signed and numbered in dust jacket. First edition with Scribner’s A and publisher’s device on the copyright page. Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1951. Page with Presentation Edition title this being number 889 with James Jones signature. Dust jacket is in near fine condition, minor wear to the bottom of the spine and some interior edge toning. Dust jacket is not price clipped with a price of $4.50. Binding is in fine condition. Contents Clean. 861 pages. Protected by Mylar. Wonderful copy of a scarce Presentation Edition. Inventory #10-092.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE OCTOPUS. 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 [All about Frank Norris graded an A+] 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 Illustrated Man

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. First Printing of the stated First Edition. Publisher's tan cloth boards with black-lettered spine, 252pp., in original pictorial dust jacket, with 2.75 price on inside front flap. The book is in near fine condition, with some age toning to covers and mild discoloration at endpapers; and in a very good dust jacket, with tanning to spine, a couple short closed tears, slight rubbing to rear panel, and light edge wear. "Eighteen SF and fantasy stories from 1947 to 1951 plus prologue and epilogue. Structured by the device of a man's body tattooed with pictures, each of which comes alive with a story.Some social criticism, but emphasis on sentimentality in highly crafted, emotion-generating stories." (Barron: Anatomy of Wonder [1976] 150). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Belgian Congo

      Brussels.: Tourist Bureau for the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi.. 1951.. Color original vintage poster / pictorial map, 31 x 28 1/2 inches (79 x 72 cm), on sheet 33 x 30 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen. Several repaired tears in margins, two entering the image area, now scarcely visible. A very colorful pictorial map depicting the Belgian Congo's (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) people, animals, art and costume with decorative border of masks. Inspired by antique maps, with a beautiful and elaborate vignette at lower left. .

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        Comet in Moominland

      Ernest Benn Limited. Hardcover. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; 1951 FIRST EDITION ; tan boards with red decor on front, a little grubby but otherwise firm ; no inscriptions or markings inside ; an extremely rare book. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . COLLECTIBLE. 1951. First Edition.

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        NIGHT SKY. Signed Dedication Copy

      New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1951 [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] Kenyon, Bernice. NIGHT SKY. Dedication Copy to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. From the library of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The DEDICATION COPY of NIGHT SKY by Bernice Kenyon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. First edition, first printing with the Scribner's "A" & seal on the copyright page. The corners of the original, first printing dustwrapper are unclipped. Included in this collection is "Sigrid's Song", which tied with a Robert Frost poem for First Prize in the 1950 Poetry Awards contest. Night Sky is dedicated to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, & this is the dedication copy with a wonderful inscription to Rawlings in blue fountain pen by Kenyon which virtually fills the entire front free endpaper: "Dear Marjorie, / Your name is in every / copy of this book, but I put it on this page too, sending you my / great affection. I have always / felt that we share a great / delight in the natural world, and I know of no one who / has written about it more / beautifully than you have. / This goes to you with thanks. / Bernice Kenyon / June 17th, 1951". 8vo., 75pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine; blue, white & black dustwrapper with black & white titles at front & black titles at spine. Text block clean & blemish free. Dustwrapper shows light use with small chip at the spine extremities. The best possible copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE SEA AROUND US. Signed

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1951 Carson, Rachel. THE SEA AROUND US. Signed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition with peculiar bibliographical make-up. Later semi-gloss covered printed boards & dustwrapper but with only one review on the front flap & no mention of any later printings. An early issue. neatly signed by Carson on the half title. A near fine copy in dustwrapper showing modest use. This was Carson's second book & it was a blockbuster launching her into the public eye, winning both the 1952 National Book Award in nonfiction & a Burroughs Medal in nature writing. Nine chapter of fourteen were serialized in The New Yorker, beginning on June 2, 1951, & the book was published on July 2 by Oxford. The serialization created a very large popular response, & the book was the subject of the feature review in The New York Times Book Review the day before publication. One chapter: The Birth of an Island" was published in The Yale Review. It won the George Westinghouse Science Writing prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science & inspired an Academy Award winning documentary. The book has been translated into over thirty languages.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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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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        THE SEA AROUND US. Signed

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1951 Carson, Rachel. THE SEA AROUND US. Signed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition, Very Early Issue points; matte boards & dustwrapper finish [2 reviews on the front flap]. Neatly signed by Carson on the Title page. A near fine copy in the first state matte printed boards, in a very good early state matte dustwrapper. However not the very first issue which calls for other issue points. About as close to the earliest state that is likely available. This was Carson's second book & it was a blockbuster launching her into the public eye, winning both the 1952 National Book Award in nonfiction & a Burroughs Medal in nature writing. Nine chapter of fourteen were serialized in The New Yorker, beginning on June 2, 1951, & the book was published on July 2 by Oxford. The serialization created a very large popular response, & the book was the subject of the feature review in The New York Times Book Review the day before publication. One chapter: The Birth of an Island" was published in The Yale Review. It won the George Westinghouse Science Writing prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science & inspired an Academy Award winning documentary. The book has been translated into over thirty languages.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Prétextes. Avant-propos d'André Billy et de Pierre Mac-Orlan.

      - Aux Dépens d'un Groupe d'Amateur, 1951, 1 volume de 265x330 mm environ, 82 pages, en feuillets sous chemise rempliée et emboitage rouille. Exemplaire numéroté (N° 115) un des 150 sur vélin blanc des papeteries de Rives, contenant des pointes sèches de Lobel-Riche. Petites rousseurs sur la chemise-étui, frottements d'usage sur l'étui et le dos, sinon bon état.

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        Economics: An Introductory Analysis

      New York: McGraw Hill, 1951. First printing of the second edition, published three years after the first edition. Octavo, original cloth. Name on the front endpaper, else near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page, "Paul A. Samuelson MIT". Its fundamental impact on the opinions and approaches of today's most influential economists is extraordinary. Upon publication this text immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. The New York Times considered Samuelson to be the "foremost academic economist of the 20th century". Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist's statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson's many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

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        Fawley Achievement

      London: Esso Petroleum Company, Limited,, 1951. Quarto. Original red wrappers printed in yellow. Housed in a burgundy cloth solander box. Illustrated by Roy Coombs. Wrappers a little darkened at the edges but an excellent copy. First edition, sole impression. Bates was commissioned to write this commemorative brochure for the official opening of the Esso Refinery at Fawley in September 1951. A typical Batesian enterprise not dissimilar to his work for the Medway Paper company. Somehow he manages gently to reassure the world that massive oil refineries are absolutely in keeping with the bucolic idyll of the home counties. Together with the programme for the opening ceremony. Rare.

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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 . Catalogs: h e bates.

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        The TRANSISTOR. Selected Reference Material on Characteristics & Applications. Contract DA 36 - 039 SC - 5589 (Task 3)

      New York:: Prepared by Bell Telephone Labratories Inc. for Western Electric Co., Inc.. (1951).. 11" x 8-3/8". 1st edition. [6], 792 pp.. Grey flexible cloth binding, with black printed lettering.. Minor soiling to covers. Prior owner signatures. A VG+ copy.. "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 Labratories during the week beginning September 17, 1951." [Foreword]. & & Shockley, a contributor of 2 articles & co-author of 2 additional, the co-inventor of the transistor, and winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize for Physics for that work. His 1950 publication, "Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors" was the first book on transistor electronics (cf. ORIGINS Of CYBERSPACE, 904), and is previewed in his first article herein, "Holes and Electrons" [reprinted from Physics Today, Vol. 3, October 1950]. & & The volume contains 35 articles total; Shockley's second main contribution addresses the p-n Junction, "The Theory of p-n Junctions in Semi-Conductors and p-n Junction Transistors", a scientific path of investigation which would lead to the development of the "elementary 'building blocks' of almost all semiconductor electronic devices such as diodes, transistors, solar cells, LEDs, and integrated circuits..." [Wiki]. . Illustrated with diagrams, charts, schematics & from photographs.

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        Fabulous Redmen: The Carlisle Indians and Their Famous Football Teams

      J. Horace McFarland Company, 1951. First Printing of the First Edition. Signed upon the opening page by John Steckbeck and Olympian Jim Thorpe, as follows: "To Paul Conner / Best Wishes / John S Steckbeck" / "Me too Jim Thorpe"; additionally, a business card, is loosely laid in, from Furber Marshall of the Carlisle Corporation upon which he has written, "Happy Hunting / from / Us Indians." Minor bump to bottom corner, else book in fine condition; and in a very good dust jacket, with light tanning to spine and mild edge wear.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Une Saison en Enfer [A Season in Hell]

      Paris: Les Bibliophiles de France / Overseas Booklovers, 1951. First edition thus.. Hardcover.. A very good copy.. 78, [7] pp. 24.7 x 16 cm (9 3/4" x 6 1/4"). Number 37 of a limited edition of 100 copies printed. With 9 etchings by French surrealist artist, Lucien Coutad (1904-1977), including frontispiece, plus illustrated title page. Rebound in half calf and boards, gilt-lettered spine labels, with original yellow decorative felt wrappers bound in. Rubbing to edges and spine, with a bit of light foxing to front wrapper, and some very faint offsetting. Overall, a very good copy of this seminal work by Rimbaud with a beautiful suite of etchings by one of France's greatest illustrators.

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