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        THE SANDS OF MARS

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

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

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

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        THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some rubbing at spine. ends and along front flap fold, tiny abrasion to first "THE" in title. on front cover, mild dust soiling to rear panel. An attractive copy.. (#110146). First edition. Preceded the British edition that has textual differences. Runner-up for the 1952 International Fantasy Award. "... 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. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3- 199. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 5. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 502-07.

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

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

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        Bestiaire fabuleux.

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

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        Jeanne Relapse et Sainte.

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

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

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

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        Dans L'intimite de Personnages Illustres (Album de Photographies)

      Editions M.D. Maurice Devries Paris: Editions M.D. [Maurice Devries]. [1942-1951]. Twelve volume set (complete). Oblong quarto. A collection of portraits, with handwritten lithographic captions, of famous French men and women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each volume consists of a title page (printed in red and black), 6 leaves of tipped-in photographic prints on both sides of thick paper (12 pages), and a final leaf with the publisher's imprint. The folded leaves are bound with red silk laces in ivory-white decorative embossed wrappers, with a mounted photographic print serving as the centerpiece on the front wrap. All are very good, with rubbing and a few scattered stains to the wraps, and toning to the interior leaves. The photographic prints are all present and well preserved. Each album of portraits is arranged for the most part chronologically: [v.1] 1845-1890, [v. 2] 1850-1900, [v. 3] 1860-1905, [v. 4] 1845-1890, [v. 5] 1860-1920, [v. 6] 1860-1905, [v. 7] 1860-1905, [v. 8] 1860-1905, [v. 9] 1850-1950, [v. 10] 1860-1905, [v. 11 and 12] 1850-1950. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. .

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        REQUIEM FOR A NUN. Signed

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

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

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

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        [Il gallo I]

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

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        Lie Down in Darkness

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

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        GOOD SHABBOS EVERYBODY

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

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        LA LETTERATURA ITALIANA. Storia e testi.

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

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        The Masters

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

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        Lie Down in Darkness

      Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951 First edition, first printing of Styron's first book. Signed and inscribed by Styron on the title page. Original publisher's cloth, dust jacket. Very good or better with some fading to cloth; in a bright unclipped jacket with some minor wear, a few minor nicks and tiny tears.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Joe DiMaggio signed pictorial biography with authentication. "I was really pea-green. I remember a reporter asking me for a 'quote' on something or other and I was so dumb I didn't even know what a 'quote' was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink."

      Book Signed, "Joe DiMaggio" on title page, Book title "Joe DiMaggio, The Yankee Clipper", by Tom Meany, 8vo, 25 pp. , published by A. S. Barnes Company, New York, The Barnes All-Star Library Edition, 1951, pictorial cover of DiMaggio swinging the bat, baseball statistics on end papers, 14 bw photographs. LOA provided from PSA/DNA Authentication Services. Binding is secure although binding threads are visible. Edge and scuff wear to cover with spine nicks and peel. Scribble to upper blank corner of front end paper, otherwise inner pages are unblemished. DiMaggio signature is bold and clean in blue ink.

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        James A. Garfield&#146;s signed copy of &#147;A Grammar of the Latin Language&#148; with over 30 words in his hand

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Book signed &#147;James A. Garfield / Hiram Ohio / Aug 28 1851&#148; in pencil on first blank flyleaf. &#147;A Grammar of the Latin Language; for the Use of Schools and Colleges&#148; by E.A. Andrews and S. Stoddard. The Eighteenth Edition. Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1850, 323 pps, 4.5&#148; x 7&#148;. Lower blank portion of flyleaf torn away. Worn corners and edges. Reinforced separation at inside hinges. Garfield&#146;s 2.75&#148; x 1.5&#148; bookplate &#147;Inter Folia Fructus / Library of / James A. Garfield&#148; affixed inside front cover. Over 30 words relating to mythology and vowels and consonants have been penciled by the 19-year-old Garfield on the inside back cover. Half leather over cloth, titled in gilt on spine: &#147;Andrews / and / Stoddard / Latin / Grammar.&#148; Placed in a custom-made green cloth covered four-flap box housed in a matching custom-made green cloth covered slipcase with book-like spine, five raised bands, with gilt-lettered title, author, and &#147;James Garfield&#146;s / Signed Copy / 1850&#148; on spine. From JamesGarfield.org: &#147;In 1849, Garfield&#146;s mother persuaded him to enter Geauga Academy in Chester, Ohio, which was about ten miles from his home &#133; While at Chester, he met a Miss Lucretia Rudolph, his future wife &#133; His nature, always religious, was at this period profoundly stirred in that direction. He was converted under the instructions of a Campbellite preacher, was baptized and received into that denomination. They called themselves &#147;The Disciples&#148; condemned all doctrines and forms and sought to direct their lives by the Scriptures, simply interpreted, as any plain man would read them. This sanction to independent thinking given by religion itself had great influence in this young man that kept his earnest nature out of the ruts of bigotry. From this moment, his zeal to get the best education heightened and he began to take wider views, to look beyond the present and into the future. In 1851, after finishing his studies in Chester [where he received awards in scholarship in his Latin classes], he entered the principal educational institution of the Campbellites [Disciples of Christ], Hiram Eclectic Institute.&#148; He dated this book in 1851 as he entered Hiram. As president of Western Reserve Eclectic (later Hiram College) from 1857-1861, among the subjects Garfield taught were Latin and Greek.

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        Selborne. Et sogns natur og fugleliv.

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

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        SPARTACUS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Day of the Locust

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

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        The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball (Jubilee Edition)

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

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

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

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        Fawley Achievement. Illustrated by Roy Coombs. IN SOLANDER CASE

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

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        Two Presidential signed letters from Harry S. Truman regarding the Hoover Commission, a bi-partisan committee formed to recommend administrative reforms, chaired by ex-President Hoover

      Two Typed Letters Signed, "Harry S. Truman" , as President, regarding the Committee on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government, better known as the Hoover Commission. (1) Typed Letter Signed, "Harry S. Truman", one page, 7" X 8.75", on White House embossed stationery, March 20, 1948, Washington. Addressed to the Honorable George D. Aiken, Republican Senator from Vermont, and one of the Hoover Commission's twelve commissioners. In full, "Thanks a lot for your thoughtfulness in sending me a copy of the latest chart and report on the Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. It is an interesting document." Center fold, lightly creased and soiled in blank area , else fine condition. (2) Typed Letter Signed, "Harry S. Truman", one page, 8" X 10.25", on White House embossed stationery, July 31, 1951, Washington. Addressed to the Honorable John L. McClellan, Democratic Senator from Arkansas, and one of the Hoover Commission's twelve commissioners. In part, "I have read with considerable interest your letter of July tenth with respect to S.1134. As for the provisions of the bill dealing with the organization of the Executive Office of the President, I agree thoroughly with your Committee that the measure is not consistent with the recommendation of the Hoover Commission that the President, 'should be given complete freedom to adjust the internal relationships of the President's Office' and that he 'should not be prevented by statute from reorganizing the President's Office.' My experience convinces me of the wisdom of this recommendation and the soundness of the Committee's judgment in applying it. / In your letter you referred to the reorganization plans rejected by the last Congress...I should be much interested in any suggestions you may be able to offer on the modifications, consistent with the recommendations of the Hoover Commission, which are needed to obtain acceptance of these remaining plans by the present Congress...." Light soiling and creases and the usual folds, else fine condition.

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        Dianetics: The Original Thesis

      The Wichita Publishing Co. Wichita, Kansas: The Wichita Publishing Co., 1951. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 8vo. 101pp. Green cloth, in original printed dust wrapper. Dust wrapper reads, "Dianetics, beginning with this present volume- now published for the first time,- constitutes an organized and codified body of knowledge and techniques, which can be taught in a precise fashion. Some of these techniques are amazing in the penetration they make of human thought and emotion. All of the techniques can be used consistently and effectively by anyone who has taken the trouble to learn them." Chapters include Primary Axioms, An Analogy of the Mind, The Dynamics, The Basic Individual, Engrams, Aberrations, The Tone Scale, The Character of Engrams, and others. Slight chip and 1/2" crease on top right corner of dw. Overall near fine condition. Scarce.

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        FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. Signed

      New York:: Scribners, 1951 First Edition, Limited Presentation Edition, one of 1500 Numbered Copies Signed by James Jones. A bright, fresh copy of the author&#39;s first book, winner of the 1952 National Book Award, noted as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library and a key title in the literature of the Second World War, in black cloth, gilt titles to the spine, (unobtrusive tiny Bookseller&#39;s ticket affixed to the rear pastedown), in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with some light overall use. 8vo. 861 pp. Adapted into the Academy Award-winning Fred Zinnemann directed film with Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Borgnine.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        BARBARY SHORE

      New York: Rinehart, 1951 Wonderful First Edition of the Author&#39;s second book. 8vo., 312pp. A near fine copy in dustwrapper showing a touch of rubbing to the ersatz black cloth, the Red & Black variant dustwrapper showing minimal use & one tiny chip at the top of the front panel. A presentation copy inscribed by Mailer in blue-green fountain pen on the front free endpaper: "To Roger Richards / Cheers / Norman Mailer / May &#39;78". A splendid example indeed.. 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 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&#39;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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        Ziegfeld Theatre Stagebill (Program) signed by Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) and Laurence Olivier (1907-1989); Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra; Antony and Cleopatra

      Ziegfeld Theatre New York: Ziegfeld Theatre, 1951. Stagebill from performance beginning December 31, 1951. Signed in ink "Vivien Leigh" and "L. Olivier" on photo-illustrated front cover. Minor crease through center of entire program, not affecting autographs; moderate browning to edges, and one small chip to corner.. Signed. First edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Friuli Xilografie originali di Tranquillo Marangoni

      Testi di: Ciro Bortolotti, Giovanni Busin, Novella Cantarutti, Luigi Coletti, Giovanni Comelli, Giovanni Comisso, Gianfranco D'Aronco, Mario di Gianantonio, Chino Ermacora, Fausto Franco, Pier Silverio Leicht, Pietro Londero, Giuseppe Marchetti, Biagio Marin, Giuseppe MAzzotti, Mario Mirabella Roberti, Pio Paschini, Carlo Someda De Marco, Gianni Stuparich, Carlo Tigoli, Diego Valeri, Umberto Zanfagnini. Rara edizione stampata per il LXXV anniversario della fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio di Udine stampata in 1000 esemplari numerati di cui 500 esemplari fuori commercio e 500 il cui ricavato fu devoluto a beneficio dell'Opera Nazionale per gli Orfani di Guerra. (ns. n°274). I legni originali furono distrutti con verbale notarile. Ad ogni inizio paragrafo la lettera iniziale dello stesso è anch'essa una piccola litografia. Indice delle Xilografie : Sopracopertina: - Aquila di Aquileia (dal camice ricamato del Patriarca Bertrando. Sec. XIV). Presentazione: - Castello della Campana della Cassa di Risparmio di Udine - Palazzo della Stessa già Monte di Pietà Prefazione: - Chiesetta di Sant'Eufemia di Segnacco (Tarcento) - Casa carnica - Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate di San Daniele del Friuli - Bastione veneto di Gradisca d'Isonzo - Costumi Friulani Tavole: Sepolcreto romano di Aquileia. (Lettera N: Piramide sepolcrale di un vasaio) Nel Museo di Aquileia. (Lettera M: Specchio e Fialette) Basilica di Aquileia. (Lettera A: Musaico del Pavimento) Cripta della Basilica di Aquileia. (Lettera P: Madonna dell'Umiltà) Ambone della Basilica si Sant'Eufemia di Grado. (Lettera U: Grado dal Mare) Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie di Grado. (Lettera B: Abside con la sedia patriarcale) "Tempietto Longobardo" di Cividale. (Lettera T: Tre Sante) Battistero di Callisto e altare di Ratchis di Cividale. (Lettera L: Tesoro del Duomo - Spadone di Marquardo ed evangelario del Sec. XIV) Palazzo del Comune e duomo di Cividale. (Lettera S: Museo Archeologico - Ritratto romano in bronzo di Zuglio Carnico) Venzone. (Lettera V: Tesoro del Duomo - Cofanetto Bizantino ad ampolle del Patriarca Bertrando) Duomo di Gemona. (Lettera N: Arco della porta nella chiesa di San Giovanni) Duomo di Spilimbergo. (Lettera C: Acquasantiera di Jacopo da Spilimbergo) "Lozza" (Palazzo del Comune) di Pordenone. (Lettera G: Campanile del Duomo di Pordenone) Chiesa di San Pietro di Zuglio. (Lettera L: Asta processionale del secolo XVIII) Castello di Villalta. (Lettera C: Pozzo della villa Ottelio e Buttrio) Chiesa di San Francesco di Udine. (Lettera Q: Arbor vitae; affresco del coro) Piazza Contarena di Udine. (Lettera L: Un "moro dell'orologio) Chiesa di San Martino di Socchieve. (Particolare degli affreschi di Gian Francesco da Tolmezzo). (Lettera L: Maschere lignee carniche) Pala Lignea di Mortegliano. (Lettera P: San Cristoforo; particolare della pala di G.A: Pordenone nel Duomo di Pordenone) Gorizia. (Lettera T: Leone veneto all'ingresso del castello) Maniago. (Lettera S: Bottega di Coltellinaio) Sacile. (Lettera S: Uccelli) Palmanova. (Lettera N.Statua della Giustizia) Villa Manin di Passariano. (Lettera D: Focolare friulano) Monfalcone. (Lettera S: La Rocca) Pregiatissimo e ricercato lavoro del primo dopoguerra di un maestro della xilografia europea del Novecento. Autore/i Tranquillo Marangoni Editore Edizioni de La Panarie Luogo Udine Anno 1951 Pagine n.n. Misura 33X43 (cm) Illustrazioni 25 Xilografie Legatura in folio cartelle racchiuse in custodia Peso 2500 (gr) ISBN N/D EAN-13 N/D

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        Le Feu sur la terre. Pièce en 4 actes.

      Paris; Grasset, 1951. First edition. [20,5x13,5 cm]. 190, (3, 3 blanks) pp. Printed wrappers. Edges uncut. A light folding mark on front cover. A lovely copy. ''A similar and even stranger case of moral sickness is the subject of Le Feu sur la Terre (first performed 1950), which is generally regarded as Mauriac's best play. It features the fierce, rapacious affection of Laure for her brother Maurice; her passionately relentless drive is not founded on physical love but simply on the evil desire to be the unique possessor of another's soul. Not surprisingly, hatred flares up between Laure and Maurice's wife. Meanwhile, for good measure, the passion of avarice is personified in the father, Osmin, who has mastered the habit of forcing his whole family to economize because of imaginary impoverishment.'' (Norrish, New Tragedy and Comedy in France, 1945-1970, pp. 18). Inscribed by the author: "Au docteur Carl David Moselius / en hommage de profonde gratitude et en souvenir des heures inoubliables que le dois à son beau pays / François Mauriac / Stockholm 14 dec 52". Moselius (1890-1968), art historian who published studies on e.g. Tessin and Louis Masreliez

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        Tempeldanser och musikinstrument på Bali.

      Bokförlaget Gothia AB (distribution genom Förlagsbolaget Bibliofila verk), 1951. 24 s. + 53 monterade färgplanscher. Gulddekorerat helskinnband med inre denteller, fem upphöjda bind och röd ryggtiteletikett. 34,5 X 24 cm. Det otryckta försättsbladet har en liten reva nedtill, för övrigt är boken i mycket gott skick.. Tryckt i 200 numrerade exemplar, varav detta är nr 66

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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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        Kustlandskap.

      Akvarell. Signerad och daterad: "Forssell. 69". 8,5 × 14,5 cm. Proveniens: Amanuens Erik Sörling, Stockholm. Litteratur: Viggo Loos, Victor Forssell (1951), s. 23 (avbildad) & s. 230 (med felaktigt angivna mått). | Hans Rabén, "Victor Forssell - den minst kända av våra erkända konstnärer", Konsthistorisk tidskrift, 1936, s. 61 (avbildad) & s. 66. Utställd: Stockholm, Kungl. Akademien för de fria konsterna. Minnesutställning över Ivar Nyberg, Emerik Stenberg, Alfred Bergström, Victor Forssell, mars 1932, under 1869, kat. nr 218 ("Landskap. Akvarell."). | Stockholm, Holländsk konst A.-B. (Arsenalsgatan 10 A), Victor Forssell 1846-1931. Minnesutställning, september 1941, under Akvarell, kat. nr 86. | Stockholm, Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening. Victor Forssell 1846-1931. Minnesutställning i Konstnärshuset, september 1950, kat. nr 130. Ny förgylld ram. Syrafri passepartout.. Denna lilla akvarell från 1869 är den tidigaste kända målningen av Forssell enligt Viggo Loos' katalog över hans verk. Den har utställts flera gånger och avbildas bl. a. i Loos' monografi. Akvarellen "föreställer ett kustlandskap med höga, skogklädda bergpartier, bakom vilka man skymtar havet under en blekt lysande himmel med stormrivna moln. [...] Han har här släppt sig lös från det akademiska tragglet i en slarvig men charmfull improvisation, som koloristiskt redan låter ana den blivande mästaren" (Rabén s. 66)

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        THE SEVEN-LEAGUE CRUTCHES

      New York: Harcourt Brace 1951 New York: Harcourt Brace (1951). 1st edition, full black cloth, with printed dust jacket. A National Book Award finalist in poetry for 1952, this superb copy is signed in full by Jarrell on the FEP where he has additionally written out the entire text of his poem "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" in blue ink -- arguably his most famous poem. The present offering is in very bright and fine condition, including the complete (not price clipped) dust jacket. (Wright A4.) A cornerstone book for any Jarrell collection.

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        A CITY WINTER AND OTHER POEMS TWO DRAWINGS BY LARRY RIVERS

      New York: Editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery 1951 i.e. 1952. New York: Editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, "1951" [i.e. 1952].. Small quarto. Linen and decorated boards, spine panel lettered in gilt. Frontis and two illustrations by Rivers. Extremities a bit rubbed and modestly darkened, spine a bit sunned and smudged, but a very good copy. First edition, deluxe issue. One of twenty numbered deluxe copies printed on Japanese Kochi paper, specially bound, with an original graphite and wash drawing (24.2 x 15.2 cm; 9.5 x 6") by Larry Rivers tipped in to serve as the frontispiece (in this case, of a male nude, signed "Rivers"). The ordinary issue consisted of another 280 copies on Arches (although the colophon called for 130, and many were issued unnumbered and without wrappers). Not all of the drawings used for this special issue were signed by the artist. One of the most significant first books of its generation, a key book among those associated with the New York "School" of Poetry, and, in this deluxe issue, of considerable scarcity. SMITH A1b.

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        THE STARS, LIKE DUST

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1951. cloth.. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with light wear to. corners, 15 mm closed tear along bottom edge of rear flap fold, and. spine ends and some internal age-darkening with some show through on. rear panel. (#138685). First edition. The author's third SF book.

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        NEW OUR BIG BOOK - CATHEDRAL EDITION

      1951. 1. DICK AND JANE. BIG BOOK: THE NEW OUR BIG BOOK: CATHEDRAL EDITION. Chic.: Scott Foresman 1951. This is the giant sized Dick and Jane folio made for teachers to use as display in the class of parochial schools. Bound in black cloth measuring 19" wide x 26" high, sl. rubbing, VG-fine condition. Pages 3-26 are present - each page has a wonderful full color illustration the same as in the regular edition only for this version Dick becomes John, Jane becomes Jean and Sally becomes Judy. Puff and Spot remain their non sectarian selves. The text has the famous "Oh, Oh, Look, Look" etc. captions beneath the illustrations. The book is designed with easels that extend to make the book its own exhibit piece. Rare.

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        THE MECHANICAL BRIDE. Folklore Of Industrial Man. Inscribed

      New York: Vantage Press, 1951 First Edition Inscribed by Marshall McLuhan on the front free endpaper. "For...from Herbert Marshall McLuhan." Small 4to. 157 pp. A near fine copy in black cloth, white titles, in a better than very good price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with a few closed tears, tiny nicks and some old tape reinforcement on the verso. Black and white illustrations and photographs throughout. A bright, fresh copy of this pioneering study in popular culture and the effect of advertising on society.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        PRETEXTES. Pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Avant-Propos de André Billy et Pierre Mac-Orlan. Signed

      Paris: Aux dépens d&#39;un groupe d&#39;amateurs, (1951)., 1951 Margeret, Robert. PRETEXTES. Pointes-sèches de Lobel-Riche. Avant-Propos de André Billy et Pierre Mac-Orlan. Signed. Paris: Aux Dépens d&#39;un Groupe d&#39;Amateurs, [1951] With three original pencil nudes illustrated by Lobel-Riche. Folio, 88pp. Collated in 11 folded sections of 8 pages housed in a plain chemise & paper covered card folder with the publisher&#146;s original matching slipcase with title label on the spine. Ten dry points in black by Alméry Lobel-Riche [Genève 1880 -1950 Paris], Painter, engraver & lithographer noted especially for his depictions of the world of the galantery. An extra suite of engravings with remarques included as well as one original zinc engraving plate. Number 39 of 50 copies on Rives [of 205 copies] - comprising the final state of the engravings in the text. Includes: 1 - Standing nude in pencil signed, 2 - Reclining nude in pencil enhanced in light crayon, signed - 3 - Standing nude in pencil on heavy transparent onion skin like stock, signed. A very fine example of this production devoted to Lobel-Riche in a lightly used & reinforced with clear tape publisher&#146;s slipcase. Very scarce.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Lobel-Riche..

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