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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition. Salinger's first book, one of the most influential American novels of the 20th century. A hint of insignificant foxing to the top edge, very light shelf wear, else near fine in an almost near fine first issue jacket, with a few short closed edge tears and a little wear at the spine ends. Importantly, an unrestored copy, with just a touch of fading to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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      1951. 1. SALINGER,J.D. CATCHER IN THE RYE. Boston: Little Brown 1951. Black cloth, bookplate removed from endpaper else fine in dust wrapper (dw with some expert restoration at base of spine and at folds). Stated 1st edition. of this landmark coming of age novel, 1st issue dust wrapper with Salinger's photo on rear panel. This is a nice copy of his first book.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1951. First edition. Publisher's black cloth in unrestored first issue dust jacket with $3.00 price correctly positioned and photo by Lotte Jacobi to rear panel. Raymond Chandler's copy, stamped on front free endpaper with his La Jolla, CA address and date "AUG 4 1951". Book with offsetting to endpapers from printer's glue, edges of textblock very minimally foxed, small creases to top corner of first few pages, else a clean and square copy with bright gilt to spine; bright and clean dust jacket with a few nicks and creases to corners, spine very slightly toned, light rubbing to extremities. Housed in a custom quarter leather case. A beautiful copy of one of the most popular books of the 20th century, from the library of writer, Raymond Chandler. Chandler acquired this book shortly after the first issue was printed, in July 1951. At this time, he was writing 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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        The Catcher In The Rye

      Boston: Little Brown, 1951.. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Leonard Brooks with best wishes J.D. Salinger Aug. 14, 1951". Lightly rubbed, spine gilt nice and bright, a near fine copy in a bright near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine and some minor rubbing. The publication date for The Catcher in the Rye was July 16, 1951, this copy was signed less than a month after its release. Salinger's signature is scarce and signed copies of Catcher in the Rye are rare; signed firsts are exceptionally scarce. Until Salinger died in 2010, we had not seen a signed first printing of The Catcher in the Rye since the Phoenix Book Shop sold one from Howard Moss's library in 1984 -- a span of more than a quarter century. Full provenance will be provided. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Siddhartha; Translated by Hilda Rosner - [Uniform Title: Siddhartha. English]

      New York, New Directions, 1951. New Directions Edition - [. Description: 153 p. 19 cm. Subjects: Hesse, Hermann (1877-1962) --Fiction--Siddhartha. Series: The New classics series, 34]. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new and still in the publisher's protective cloth-backed slip-case.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Colloque de l'Institut Blaise Pascal 8-13 janvier 1951. Les machines a calculer et la pensee humaine

      Paris, 1951. No Dust Jacket. Centre national de la recherche scientifique. Colloque de l'Institut Blaise Pascal 8-13 janvier 1951. Les machines a calculer et la pense e humaine. Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1951. Mimeographed typescript, bound with printed program. Black cloth. Program: [4]pp. Text: [119]ff., variously numbered. 267 x 208 mm. The program and the mimeographed synopses and translations were distributed separately at the conference. They were later bound together in this volume. Light to moderate toning. Provenance: Alwin Walther and the Institut fur Praktische Mathematik at Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, with rubber stamp. This was the first full-scale symposium on electronic computing in France. Bound in this volume are the original printed program of the conference together with mimeographed synopses of each speech presented. In handing out these synopses the organizers provided English summaries of some of the speeches that were presented in French and French summaries of some of the speeches that were presented in English. These summaries and partial translations were not included in the official published edition that appeared two years later. In that edition the list of attendees was published. It indicated that Alwin Walther, the former owner of this material, was one of about three hundred people in attendance. A notable aspect of this large symposium on analog and digital electronic computing machines was that, unlike all other early conferences on electronic computers, there was no stored-program electronic digital computer demonstrated. Instead Louis Couffignal, director of the Laboratoire de Calcul Mecanique at the Institut Blaise Pascal, demonstrated the prototype of his own much-publicized electronic calculator, a binary machine whose design emphasized organization of calculation procedures rather than the storage of programs and data. This took place at the symposium's third session on "large computing machines, logic, and the physiology of the nervous system." That section took a cybernetic approach. Couffignal chose to make the last presentation at the conference, speaking on "Some new analogies between computing machine structures and brain structures." Couffignal's preference for a non-stored-program approach to computing caused a setback in the nascent French electronic computer industry. The physicist and Nobel prize winner Louis de Broglie gave the keynote address at the conference. Among the other speakers were Howard Aiken, who provided a serious illustrated account of the Harvard Mark IV; Andrew D. Booth; Warren S. McCulloch; Gonzalo Torres y Quevedo; Norbert Wiener; Maurice Wilkes; F. C. Williams; and Tom Kilburn. Eduard Stiefel presented an extensively illustrated account of the use of the Z4 at Zurich to solve specific problems, which is separately noted in this bibliography. When we checked no copies of these ephemeral documents were cited in OCLC. Origins of Cyberspace 526.

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        L'Age du Cinema Special # 4-5 (Signed Limited Edition)

      Paris, 1951. First edition. Copy 43 of 50 hors commers copies. An issue on Surrealism in the Cinema with numerous film stills. An very good plus copy in photo-illustrated wrappers that have a little edge wear. The signature page and front panel appear to have some minor damage from a staple. Unfortunately, lacking the original film strip and lithograph by Lam. Signed by Man Ray, Andrew Breton, Toyen, B. Peret, Jindrich Heisler and many more. A very uncommon book. A cursory search found no copies in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        L'âge du cinéma N°4/5

      Paris : L'âge du cinéma, 1951. Broché. 22x16cm. Edition originale imprimée à 200 ex de luxe numérotés et imprimés sur papier rose. Couvertures argentées, premier plat illustré. Contributions de A. Breton, G. Godfayn, R. Benayoun, Man Ray, B. Péret, J. Schuster, F. Valorbe... Notre exemplaire est enrichi de la signature de tous les contributeurs. Ouvrage bien complet de ses 5 filmomanies symptomatiques. Agréable et rare exemplaire. - L'âge du cinéma, Paris _Septembre 1951, 22x16cm, agrafé. - agrafé

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        The Illustrated Man

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page. Owner stamp on the front free endpaper, else near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket that shows none of the spine fading endemic to this title. A bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Blaise Cendrars

      Deno? Paris: Denoël, 1951. Broché. 22,5x28,5cm. Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 1000 ex numérotés sur pur fil, seul tirage avec 10 Auvergne. En frontispice, un portrait original de B. Cendrars par Rièra, couverture illustrée par O. Tamburi. Bel et rare exemplaire. - Denoël, Paris _1951, 22,5x28,5cm, broché. - broché

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        SIDDHARTHA. Inscribed By Henry Miller to June [Miller]

      New York: New Directions Books, 1951 Hesse, Hermann. SIDDHARTHA. Signed. New York: New Directions Books, 1951. First American Edition. Exquisite Presentation Copy. Translated from the German by Hilda Rosner. First English language Trade Edition, preceded only by a New Direction's slipcased limited edition & here issued as No. 34 in the New Classics Series. The second Issue, with William Carlos Williams's collection 'Paterson' spelled correctly in the list of New Classics Series titles on the verso of the half-title. Small 8vo, [6], 153 [1]pp. A fine copy in a very good Alvin Lustig designed dustwrapper with a 1" 1/4 x 1/2" chip at the bottom of the back panel & a short closed tear at the top of the front panel. An exceptional copy none-the-less, inscribed by Henry Miller to his ex wife: "For June / - to read in / moments / of despair / Henry / 10 /16 /56". It was Miller's custom to send books to June & Siddhartha was Miller's favorite & he probably sent her at least 2 copies of Siddhartha over the years. Rarely do these books surface but they on occasion do. Often thought of as a Sixties book, Siddhartha was actually a decade early; a precursor to the major societal & philosophical changes to follow & a cardinal influence during the Sixties & beyond. An important book. Custom TBCL 'Sculpted' Collector's Clamshell Case.. Signed. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        La Revolte Des Anges by Anatole France

      Paris: Scripta Et Picta, 1951. Full green morocco, covers and spine inlaid with light green, tan and gray morocco, ruled in colors and gilt, all edges gilt, green suede doublures, uniform morocco edged chemise. Fine in slightly nicked slipcase./No Dust Jacket. 221 pages. Folio, 47 x 29 cm. Fifty-eight colored lithographs by Kees Van Dongen. Text printed in red and black with red and green initials; lithographs editioned by Mourlot. Limited edition copy 210 of 210. Van Dongen, a Dutch painter joined the fauvist movement in 1906, became a fashionable portraitist after World War I, but even in that medium he gave up all constraint -- he left a pitiless interpretation of Anatole France (our author here) as well as others, condemning a period and a class. Designer morocco binding by Madeleine Gras. Some foxing throughout, binding particularly bright and sharp, slight edge rubbing to chemise.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia

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

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        Prince Caspian. The Return To Narnia

      London: Geoffrey Bles. Good+ in Good dust jacket. (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's name and address on front endpaper. Bookstore's rubber stamp on front endpaper. Sunday School prize label on rear endpaper. Some marks to boards. A 1" chip at head of dust wrapper spine. A 2" tear along rear joint of dust wrapper spine. Short tears and chips to margins of dust wrapper. A couple of small ink numbers scribbled in the corner of the rear panel of the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is price clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; First printing. (195), [1] pages + colour frontispiece + in-text illustrations (some full page). Blue papered boards. Page dimensions: 195mm x 133mm. Map of Narnia on front endpaper.; 8vo .

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        Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia. A Story for Children

      London:: Bles,, 1951.. First edition. First printing.. Hardcover. 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. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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      Internationell Litteratur 1951. 157s, häftad, ngt nött, ngt snedläst, ngt fläckig, ngt oömt sprättad, bakre omsl m stor fläck, ungefär 50% av ytan, litet bokägarmärke bakre inre omslaget.. Första och enda upplagan (indragen). Anonymt publicerad. Ur Lars-Erik Nygrens bibliotek

      [Bookseller: Per Olaisen Antikvariat]
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        The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

      New York: Random House, 1951.. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. With the compliments of the author card laid in. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Pogo et al (3 Vols.)

      Simon & Schuster New York: Simon & Schuster, 1951 Three volumes in three quarter green morocco with marbled boards and matching end papers.5 raised bands with gilt titling and ornamentation. 2 vols. octavo and 1 quarto. Contains the following titles: Pogo, I Go Pogo, The Pogo Papers, The Incompleat Pogo, Uncle Pogo So-So Stories, and The Pogo Stepmother Goose. Front free endpapers of each volume are inscribed with Pogo drawing and signature of Walt Kelly. The quarto volume contains an explanation by the incribee's brother of the biblio background of these volumes of which only 2 sets exist.. Inscribed By the Author. First Thus Various Printings. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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        Le Satyricon. Deluxe Issue with drawing and 4 extra suites by André DERAIN

      Paris: Aux Depens d'un Amateur, 1951, first Derain edition, (4 suites + drwg) number 63 of 70 deluxe issues (total edition 326), with text in French by Petronius illustrated with 33 full-page etchings with burin by André Derain + 43 in-texte small woodcuts, all printed on Vélin d'Arches. In addition to the 33 etchings and 43 woodcuts, this exemplar contains: 1) an original drawing in a double mat; 2) the deluxe extra suite of 33 etchings on thin Japon Ancien paper; 3) the deluxe extra suite with 33 etchings on Auvergne paper; these two suites each with 3 additional etchings that were not utilized in the regular edition; 4) the deluxe suite of 43 woodcuts printed in black; 5) the deluxe suite of 43 woodcuts printed in grays; most woodcuts in the latter two suites printed recto, two per sheet, on thin Malacca paper. About 300 loose leaves with text in French and the 4 extra deluxe suites in publisher's folders; all housed in publisher's boards chemise and slipcase; overall size about 18 x 14 x 4 in (44 x 33 x 10 cm). A very clean, bright and fine copy of a very handsome livre d'artiste by the important 20th century artist. Derain engraved the plates in 1934 on Ambroise Vollard's request. References: Rauch 40; Kornfeld 152/54; Lejard ”The Art of the French Book” 147; ”The Artist & The Book in France” p.330; Monod 9049.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        Iconographic Encyclopaedia (Encyclopedia) of Science, Literature and Art (2 volumes)

      New York: Rudolph Garrigue, 1951. Originally published in Leipzig in 1844. Contains about 500 engraved plates featuring in the vicinity of 30,000 illustrations covering virtually every facet of human endeavour and environment, divided into numerous categories. Volume I contains illustrations for four divisions: I.--Mathematics and Astronomy; II.--Natural Sciences; III.--Geography; and IV.--History and Ethnology. Volume II contains illustrations for six divisions: V.--Military Sciences; VI.--Naval Sciences; VII.--Architecture; VIII.--Mythology; IX.--Fine Arts; and X.--Technology. This is a remarkable accomplishment, providing a wealth of detail quite likely unmatched before or since. Quarterbound in leather w/leather corners, marbled boards, gilt lettering/decorations to spines, raised bands, top edges gilt, fore edges and bottom edges stained red, marbled end papears. Both volumes are moderately edgeworn w/worn patches to leather, bumped/worn corners/spine ends, rubbing/scratches to boards, scuffing to edge gilt, and foxed throughout. Volume I has a small discoloured area to spine (presumably from removal of a label or something else of an adhesive nature), jagged 3" tear to first fold-out map in the Geography and Planography section, 3/4" x 1/2"tear to fold bottom half of same, 1" tear to third fold-out map in same section. All three fold-outs have a little edgewear or much shorter tears than those already described. Front end paper/first blank end paper and rear end paper/blank end paper/final engraving separated from binding in Volume II. All in all, not bad copies of a pair of important, very scarce books. These weigh a fair bit more than average books, so additional postage will probably be required.. 1st English-language edition. Hardcovers. Good to Very Good/No Jackets, as issued. Oblong Octavos -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

      [Bookseller: Augustine Funnell Books]
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        Detective Story (Original Film Pressbook)

      Paramount Los Angeles: Paramount, 1951. Original pressbook for the classic 1951 film noir, "Detective Story," directed by William Wyler, based on the play by Sidney Kingsley. Written for the screen by Philip Yordan and Robert Wilder, and starring Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, Lee Grant, and George Macready. A day in the life at the 21st Precinct, centering on the hard-boiled, moralistic Jim McLeod (Kirk Douglas). 20 pages, saddle stitched, 12 1/4 x 15 inches. Very Good condition. Separation to the hinge fold and a light amount of soiling to the wrappers. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Nominated for four Academy awards, including a Best Supporting Actress nod to Lee Grant, in her film debut. A powerful and complex film, one of the keystones of the noir cycle. Selby, pp. 109-112. Silver and Ward, pp. 89-90.

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        The Exploration of Space

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers. (1951). First. First American edition. An about very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian, wishing you the very best of luck. Arthur C. Clarke, Atlanta, 10 June '52." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist, who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy of this non-fiction work. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Poetry and Drama: The Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecture, Harvard University, November 21, 1950

      Faber & Faber London: Faber & Faber. (1951). First. 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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        Raoul Dufy.

      Pierre Cailler, Éditeur, Genève 1951. 4to. Illustrated in b/w and colour. 75 pages + 180 plates of illustrations + XXI pages. Orig. cover and with orig. protective glassine wrappers. Very good+. The glassine wrappers torn on the spine. Bookplate on pastedown. A nice copy.. No. LXIX of 225 deluxe copies, complete with five original engravings by Dufy (two of plants, one of pigeons, one of an orchestra and one of a fountain). All engravings are numbered LXIX with pencil on the lower right side.** Raoul Dufy (1877-1963) is one of the great fauvist artists, who also did fine book illustrations for Mallarmé and Gide besides his famous paintings. The Book by Courthion was the first definitive monograph on Dufy

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        Wörterbuch der Aegyptischen Sprache. Im Auftrage der Deutschen Akademien. Die Belegstellen 1-5.

      Berlin, Akademie.Verlag, 1951-1958. Five parts in two volumes, 96 + 79 + 767; 97 + 135 + 85 + 112 + 95 + 110 p. Publisher´s cloth. Owner´s signature,

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        Die Sprache.

      Stuttgart, 14.2.1951. Folio. Original typescript bound in contemporary clothbacked cardboard wrappers. With original signed presentation-inscription and corrections in pen on five pages. 18 ff., printed on rectos only. Fine condition.. Magnificent original typescript, with a signed presentation-inscription for "Für Hilde Feick/ herzlich dankend/ Martin Heidegger", of Heidegger's highly important lecture on language, in which he introduces his famous saying "Die Sprache Spricht" ("Language speaks") - a sentence that has profoundly influenced modern philosophical thought throughout the last 50 years. For the late Heidegger, the understanding of language is absolutely essential for understanding of being, and his comprehension of language is key to the understanding of his philosophy.The lecture was delivered on two occasions, in 1950 and 1951, but wasn't published until 1959, when it appeared in the collection "Unterwegs zur Sprache".Hildegard Feick was Heidegger's trusted editor, whom he worked with for many years

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        "Help! Help!" Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon, pen and wash, signed "W. Steig"

      New York: The New Yorker Published 17 November 1951 New York: The New Yorker, Published 17 November 1951. Image 7 x 6 inches. . . "William Steig is the doyen of New Yorker artists, having contributed to the magazine since 1930. He is the author of more than forty books, including many beloved children's books. His drawings and watercolors are in the permanent collections of numerous museums-" (The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). This is a vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists, whose popularity has never waned

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        Eli, ein Mysteriespiel vom Leiden Israels.

      Forssells Boktryckeri. Malmö 1951. 74 s. Med ensides illustration av Esaias Thorén. Originalklotryggband. Signerad av författarinnan. Nr 28 av 200 numrerade ex. Blekt rygg och något ojämnt blekta pärmar. With 1 illustration by Esaias Thorén. Publisher`s cloth-backed boards, spine faded and somewhat uneevenly faded boards. Small nick lower edge back cover. No 28 of 200 copies signed by the author. 25 x 18 cm

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

      Prepared by Bell Telephone Labratories Inc. for Western Electric Co. Inc. 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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        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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 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.

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        Xuan Ji. Di Yi - Wu Juan (Chinese) (i.e. Selected Works. Volume One - Five) (all).

      Peking, 1951 - 1977. (Ren Min Chu Bau She, Bei Jing, Zhong Guo [The People's Publishing House, Printed by Xin Hua Printing Factory, Peking First Branch Factory], 1951, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1977). Five orig. uniform dark red full cloth, volume five a bit lighter red. W. gilt titles to spines and front boards. Some red under- (recte side-) linings. A very nice, clean and attractive set. Title-pages and half-titles printed in red. Volume five w. portrait of Mao. About 2.000 pp.. First authoritative edition of the writings of Chairman Mao, -the edition on which the "Quotations" is based. Rare to find complete and in good condition, and in a set that has been collected by the same person throughout the years, as seen here. Vols. 1 - 3 state 10.001 - 50.000 on colophons, vol. 4: 1 - 90.000, vol. 5: 325.000. The first four volumes are printed in vertical format, which did not change to a horizontal format (left to right) until 1966, the fifth volume is printed in Western horizontal format.In all, five editions of Mao's selected writings are said to have been published in various "Liberated Area" locations around China between 1944 and 1948, and they are all very scarce. Perhaps not even five editions were published, and most of them are only known in incomplete form. Most still existing copies are in terrible condition. Mao was chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1945 - 1976, and it is not until 1949, after the liberation of Peking, that the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party formed a committee to prepare and organize an authoritative version of Mao's writings; -it is this "Selected Works" in four volumes (a fifth followed later), printed 1951-60 (and 1977) that becomes the foundation for "The Quotations of Chairman Mao", "Mao's Little Red Book", which is often referred to as the "Chinese Bible". Together with the bible, the Quotations is the most printed book ever (it also holds the world record of most copies printed of a single work in under four years - 720 million copies by the end of 1967)."The text selections (for this five volume-edition, the first authorized edition of Mao's writings) were made in consultation with its author and Mao also agreed to proofread everything and organize additional notes with explanations. It was produced by The People's Publishing House (Peking) and arranged in chronological sections to coincide with periods of modern Chinese history: the first revolutionary civil war (1924-1927) and second revolutionary civil war (1927-1937) [Volume One], the war of resistance against Japan (1937-1945) [Volumes Two and Three], and the third revolutionary civil war (1945-1949) against the Nationalists [Volume Four]. The first volume was printed in October 1951 to coincide with the second anniversary founding of the PRC and its additional three parts were published over the next nine years. This became the source for selecting texts used in creating the "Little Red Book"..." (Oliver Lei Han, Sources and Early Printing History of Chairman Mao's "Quotations)."A fifth book was planned as early as 1960, to include selected writings from the PRC period, but Chairman Mao resisted its production as he felt his essays and speeches on Socialist Construction (1949-1957) were still evolving compared to his Democratic Revolution policies contained in the earlier volumes. More perspective was needed before one could judge the best appropriate texts to join his otherwise sacred writings. But Mao did agree that a committee could begin reviewing his later work, and there survives several fascicles beginning in 1968 that were drafts printed "for internal use only" containing a selection of these later essays (not all of which were eventually adopted), Less than a month following Mao's death, his successor Chairman Hua (Guo Feng) agreed on the publication of Volume Five which was published six months later. It included 70 texts by Mao from October 21, 1949 to November 18, 1957 of which 46 articles had never before been printed in any other form. Another change in party leadership the following year considered these additions too far to the left as emphasis began shifting away from Mao and his "Little Red Book". Consequently, in some circles, this Fifth book is discredited and not counted alongside the first four volumes." (Oliver Lei Han, Sources and Early Printing History of Chairman Mao's "Quotations")

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        In a letter to a former POW, President Truman evokes his diary entry the day he decided to fire Gen. Douglas MacArthur when he wrote that the “Big General in the Far East must be recalled.”

      Typed Letter Signed “Harry S. Truman” as President, one page, 7” x 8.75”. On pale green woven linen White House stationery. Washington, July 25, 1951. To Winton K. Sexton, Clerk, Cass County Circuit Court, Harrisonville, Missouri. Fine condition. With original White House envelope. On April 11, 1951, President Truman announced, in part, “With deep regret I have concluded that General of the Army Douglas MacArthur is unable to give his wholehearted support to the policies of the United States Government and of the United Nations in matters pertaining to his official duties … I have, therefore, relieved General MacArthur of his commands…” Five days earlier, on April 6, 1951, reacting to Republican House Minority Leader Joseph Martin’s reading on the floor of the House a letter he had received from Gen. MacArthur favoring an attack on the Chinese mainland which the President opposed, Truman wrote in his diary, in part, “MacArthur shoots another political bomb through Joe Martin … This looks like the last straw. Rank insubordination…” He then listed some of MacArthur’s previous actions ending his diary entry, “I’ve come to the conclusion that our Big General in the Far East must be recalled.” On July 21, 1951, Sexton had written to President Truman. On July 25th, the President replied. In full, “I certainly appreciated your good letter of the twenty-first and I was more than happy to have the letter from Monsignor Joseph McGeough. I am returning it to you because I am sure you will want to keep it. Margaret had a wonderful visit in Rome and nearly everywhere else she went, except she was too much in the limelight. I appreciate what you have to say about the big General from the Far East. Sometime or other I hope to accept that invitation but you know it is almost impossible for the President of the United States to go anywhere without causing a disturbance and I don’t like that sort of thing.” Following Pearl Harbor, Winton K. Sexton joined the Army Air Force as a B-25 Bomber pilot and was shot down over Italy. He was held prisoner for 41 days by the Germans. 2nd Lieutenant Sexton escaped and for nine months was behind enemy lines in Italy. In 1948, he published “We Fought for Freedom,” recounting his experiences. The 1985 expanded edition, “Back Roads to Freedom,” features a photograph of President Truman holding a copy of “We Fought for Freedom,” with the caption “Safely on the ground at National Airport after spending more than three hours circling Washington in a storm December 28, 1948, the late President Harry S. Truman clutches the author’s original book he read while ‘sweating out' the landing.’” Included is the letter returned to Sexton: Typed Letter Signed “Joseph F. McGeough,” one page, 7.5” x 9.5”. On printed lightweight stationery “Villa Casale / Via Delle Mura Aurelie N. 4 / Rome, Italy,” June 22, 1951. McGeough thanks Sexton for his “kind gift of your book ‘We Fought for Freedom’ … I read it with a great deal of interest and it brought back pleasant memories of the days when we were privileged to be associated with one another under rather trying circumstances. I do not hear from very many of those who were with us at that time but have received a letter recently from the South African Chaplain who is coming to Rome with his wife very shortly on route to America…” Born in New York, Joseph F. McGeough (1903-1970) went to Rome in 1938 as an official of the Congregation for the Eastern Church and, in 1943, joined the Vatican Secretariat of State. In 1957, he was named the first Apostolic Internuncio to Ethiopia by Pope Pius XII. In 1960, McGeough was appointed Titular Archbishop of Hemesa and Apostolic Delegate to South Africa and, shortly thereafter, was consecrated as Bishop by Pope John XXIII. He was Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland from 1967-1969. Letters from Truman relating to MacArthur’s firing are quite scarce. In the last dozen years at major auctions only five have appeared ranging from about $6,000-$10,000. None of these had the reference to the “Big General” that makes this letter special.

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown Boston: Little, Brown. 1951. Salinger's classic first book, a coming-of-age novel that has influenced successive generations of young people with its adolescent hero's rejection of the "phoniness" of the adult world around him combined with the authenticity of his voice. Salinger's book retains the freshness it had when first published, and it stands as one of the great fictional accomplishments of 20th century American literature, included on every list of the 100 best novels of the century, and listed as number 2 on the Radcliffe list and number 6 on the Waterstone's list. Minor foxing to top and bottom edges of text block; offsetting to hinges from binder's glue; a very near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with offsetting to the front flap, tanning to the spine, slight rubbing to the spine folds and light wear to the crown. A very nice copy with distinguished provenance: it was a gift from publisher Alfred A. Knopf to a young writer who was interviewing him for a biography, and who later went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in the 1980s. Letter of provenance available. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        La Revolte Des Anges by Anatole France

      Scripta Et Picta Paris: Scripta Et Picta, 1951. Full green morocco, covers and spine inlaid with light green, tan and gray morocco, ruled in colors and gilt, all edges gilt, green suede doublures, uniform morocco edged chemise. Fine in slightly nicked slipcase./No Dust Jacket. 221 pages. Folio, 47 x 29 cm. Fifty-eight colored lithographs by Kees Van Dongen. Text printed in red and black with red and green initials; lithographs editioned by Mourlot. Limited edition copy 210 of 210. Van Dongen, a Dutch painter joined the fauvist movement in 1906, became a fashionable portraitist after World War I, but even in that medium he gave up all constraint -- he left a pitiless interpretation of Anatole France (our author here) as well as others, condemning a period and a class. Designer morocco binding by Madeleine Gras. Some foxing throughout, binding particularly bright and sharp, slight edge rubbing to chemise.

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        Editor's Holograph Manuscript of THE DIARIES OF LEWIS CARROLL, NOW FIRST EDITED AND SUPPLEMENTED by ROGER LANCELYN GREEN. Vol. I: 1855-67 Vol. II: 1867-98

      Poulton Lancelyn Bebington Wirral 1951 1952; published by cassel 1953 Poulton-Lancelyn, Bebington, Wirral, 1951-1952; published by cassel, 1953. (CARROLL, LEWIS) 4to. 354 leaves, foliated [1-3], i-vi, 1-181, [1]; [1]- 163. With numerous corrections, and occasional notes on rectos and margins. Some minor wear at edges, and slight occasional soiling, but overall very good, and an impressively preserved manuscript in its entirety . Before the publication of this work, the Diaries of Lewis Carroll had been largely unavailable after their temporary disappearance following the publication of Collingwood's THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LEWIS CARROLL in 1898. When, at last, all but 4 (which were lost) of the original 13 volumes reappeared in a cellar, Dodgson's nieces and Executors of the estate commissioned Green to undertake the editing and publication of their uncle's diaries Green's book was the first publication of the diaries, and, until recently, it was all that has been available to scholars who were unable to consult the original manuscript (now in the British Library). Even though Green and the family made some deliberate omissions, it is the first major transcription of Lewis Carroll's famous Diaries to appear in print. As Green noted, "The fact that the Diaries have been inaccessible for the general critic, biographer and research student has led to the suggestion that they contain information about Lewis Carroll which his pious relations wish to keep from the world. That rumour can be now set at rest once and for all: they contain nothing whatsoever about Lewis Carroll that the world at large could not read." Green describes the editorial process and remarks "Thus family troubles were, naturally, entered into the Diaries, and family feeling has as naturally wished to keep those personal matters private." The manuscript, closely written in Green's clear hand, contains numerous interesting notes and directions to the printer/ publisher which are not included in the published version, as for example this note on a separate leaf, dated Sept. 1951, at the end of Volume I: "NOTE TO PUBLISHER "The next section of the Diary, from July 12 to Sept 13, 1867, was sold to Mr. M.L. Parish [sic] of Pine Valley, New Jersey, and privately printed for him in an edition of sixty-six copies with the title TOUR IN 1867 BY C.L. DODGSON. It was published in 1935 ... [as part of] THE RUSSIAN JOURNAL AND OTHER SELECTIONS ... by E.P. Dutton and Co. New York "If desired, this can be included in the present book as Chapter VIII of Volume One ... it is felt by the Editor and Miss Dodgson that the decision whether to include this extra material must be left to the Publisher. R.L.G. Sept: 1951."

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        Requiem for a Nun

      Random House New York: Random House, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good. Copy #208 of 750 signed copies of the limited edition. Light fading to the spine, otherwise fine. This work was a sequel of sorts to Sanctuary, continuing the story of Temple Drake, and was Faulkner's first publication after winning the Nobel Prize. It was later translated into French by Albert Camus.

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        Thornton's Temple of Flora, with plates faithfully reproduced from the original engravings and the work described by Geoffrey Grigson, with Bibliographical Notes by Handasyde Buchanan.

      London 1951.. Limited edition, no. 62 of 250 copies on hand-made paper, signed by the three contributors, folio, viii, 20 pp. 12 coloured and 21 black and white plates with tissues plus 2 facsimile pages and a portrait, a few light marginal spots. Original half morocco, one edge slightly worn, t.e.g., a very good copy in its slipcase, this with some wear.

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        From Here to Eternity [SOLD WITH] 12 typed, signed letters by various Hollywood fat cats congratulating Buddy Adler on sweeping the Oscars with "From Here to Eternity

      Charles Scribner's New York: Charles Scribner's, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition, later state without the "A" on the copyright page, in a first issue dust jacket, priced $4.50. Briefly inscribed by James Jones. A fine copy in an unusually bright example of the dust jacket, showing a light vertical crease near the spine on the front panel, but otherwise mint. Seldom seen thus, and uncommon to find inscribed. Sold with 12 typed, signed letters by various Hollywood fat cats congratulating Buddy Adler on sweeping the Oscars with "From Here to Eternity," dated 1954.

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        Israel - 2 Conferencias por Vicente Lombardo Toledano

      Taller de Grafica Popular Mexico City: Taller de Gráfica Popular, [1951]. Original linocut in three colors, 93cm x 67.5.5cm (ca 36" x 26") on thin paper. Mild wear to edges, with edge slightly creased at upper right; a few tiny closed tears and marginal losses; better than Very Good with colors bright and vivid; Grade A-/B+. Unbacked. Colorful poster advertising a series of lectures on the new state of Israel by the Mexican labor leader Vincente Toledano. An unusual subject, and a decidedly uncommon work by the radical graphic arts collective Taller de Gráfica Popular. PRIGNITZ 134.

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