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        THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DIE. Signed

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951 First Edition of the highly-regarded third Lew Archer mystery, Signed as John Ross Macdonald, (Kenneth Millar) on the title-page. 8vo. 245 pp. A near fine copy in blue and white patterned paper covered boards, black topstain, black titles to the spine in a bright, pictorial dustwrapper showing a few negligible closed tears, some use at the heel and crown of the spine and one internal tape reinforcement. An attractive copy. "The best novel in the tough tradition I've read since Farewell, My Lovely and possibly since The Maltese Falcon." - Anthony Boucher, The New York Times. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Way Some People Die

      NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. hardcover. F/VG+ 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's third book. Book has lightly bumped corners and minor shelf wear. Jacket has light chipping at ends of slightly sunned spine, tape stains at corners, 2 inch closed tear at bottom of front flap fold, and minor edge wear. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

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        Mixed Feelings: Nineteen Poems

      University of Reading Reading: University of Reading. 1951. First. First edition. Printed wrappers. A little offsetting at the bottom of the front wrap, else fine. John Masefield's copy with a small label stating such inside the front wrap. One of 120 numbered copies of the author's first book. .

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        [Original Art and Proof for]: The Enchanted Castle

      Barry Humphries Boston: Barry Humphries. 1951. Original pencil and gouache artwork accompanied by two cover proof sheets and a first edition of the book. The art, which measures 20"x 26", is painted directly onto an illustration board with the spine panel painted separately and applied to the board. Near fine plus with a few rubbed spots, tape remnants, and ink marks. The two color cover proofs are near fine with a few creases, and the book is fine in near fine dustwrapper with a bit of wear at the extremities and some sunning to the spine. Neff (1902-1993) was a painter, muralist, illustrator, and printmaker who worked with the Treasury Relief Art Project and briefly served as Director of the Federal Arts Project in Cleveland in 1937. In addition to working as a commercial artist and book illustrator, he gained some national recognition as chairman of the Cleveland Ufology Project lecturing on UFO phenomenon and exposing fraud when he found it. While Neff is not credited on the published dustwrapper, as he is on the original art, the rear flap copy is entirely (and strangely) devoted to "The Decorative Jacket" with four paragraphs describing the joint effort made by the writer and artist to develop a compelling cover concept. The text explains that the illustration depicts the battle between good and evil as shown by "Satan's insidious attack on the vulnerable castle, supported by his host of red demons conjured up from the shadows" and "the Good Fairy's valiant defense, aided by her kindly elves born of the bright sunshine and blue sky" which have "identical counterparts in the flesh-and-blood characters of the modern mansion of the actual story." The art for an obscure but interesting book from an equally obscure but interesting artist, representing a much closer collaboration than is usually found between author and jacket illustrator. OCLC locates no copies of this book. .

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        WHERE NESTS THE WATER HEN. La Petite Poule d'Eau. Signed

      New York: Harcourt, Brace And Company, (1951)., 1951 Roy, Gabrielle. WHERE NESTS THE WATER HEN. La Petite Poule d'Eau. Signed. New York: Harcourt, Brace And Company, (1951). Presentation Copy of the First Edition of Gabrielle Roy's second novel, the first of her Manitoba books, Inscribed by her on the half-title page. "To Miriam Chopin / In fond remembrance / of her early interest / in my work / Gabrielle Roy". A better than very good copy in 1/4 blue cloth, (faded as is usual) over gray paper covered boards, navy titles to the spine in a near fine bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 251 pp. Translated from the French by Harry L. Binsse. Inscribed books by the author rarely come to market. [30297] $1450.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Ramat Aviv Hotel Guest Book

      Tel Aviv, 1951-1956. No binding. Good. Young Nation Welcomes its Guests& Signed Guest Book from Tel Aviv Hotel Records Signatures of Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, and Well Known American Personalities& & (AUTOGRAPH ALBUM) Ramat Aviv Hotel Guest Book. Tel Aviv, Israel. 1951-1956. Containing numerous autographs on more than twenty pages (removed), plus three letters written to the hotel manager. Evidence of prior folding, some clipping, but all in Good condition.& & AMONG THE NOTABLES SIGNING ARE: David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. (while a member of Congress), actors Kirk Douglas and Yvonne de Carlo, the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and writers Art Buchwald and Herman Wouk. The Mayor’s Study Tour to the Holy Land sojourned at the Ramat Aviv in 1953 and includes the signatures of mayors from New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Berkeley etc. The hotel seems to have been well prepared to cater to large groups such as The Knoxville Air Reserve, American Israel Bond Planning Commission and (how exotic) the Maccabia Rhodesian Bowling Team! Three thank you letters from group leaders complement the collection.& & In the early years of Israel’s independence it was important that the young nation establish itself as being ready and able to cater to the needs of international travelers. The written comments in this guestbook make frequent allusions to the astonishing growth of Israel’s new businesses and laud the staff of the Ramat Aviv for their determination in being a part of this growth. Though the collection at first glimpse might be seen as curious ephemera, a closer examination reveals it more properly as a thin wall through which the intimate voices of a new nation can be heard.&

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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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        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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        VOX DUCUM 1951

      Montreal: Westmount High School,, 1951 [Cohen, Leonard]. VOX DUCUM 1951. Montreal: Westmount High School, 1951. Small 4to., decorated wrappers, 106 pp. Cohen's Graduating Class Annual. In fine condition. A fascinating publication with several photos & biographical entries showing early indications of Cohen's "Sense of Self"; a heightened personal awareness that would ultimately lead to the publication of his first book during his McGill days in 1956, "Let Us Compare Mythologies". Entries & Photos include: Page 20: Biographies, Staff: Len Cohen. Page 23: Graduating photo of the young poet with his personal bio copy including: PASTIME, "Leading sing-songs at intermission" & AMBITION, "World Famous Orator" [very intuitive & prescient].  At Westmount High, Cohen was President of The Student's Council & a Science Graduate. The Council photo is on page37. School Theatrical Production entries are on page 40 & show "Len" Cohen in the cast "Comes The Revolution" - as Julius Caesar in "Death of Julius Caesar" & as the producer for "God Save The King". Page 41 shows the photo of the Glee Club with a caption on page 42. Page 47 shows Cohen as Chairman of the Students Production Committee for "You Can't Take It With You". Page 49 lists Len Cohen as Ticket Sales Manager for the play. Page 54 shows a photo of Leonard Cohen. Likely the first time Cohen appears in print in any form, Less than 200 copies originally printed. Save for a very few, all were likely discarded over time. Very uncommon $3500   . 1st Edition.

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        L'Homme révolté.

      (Paris), Gallimard, (1951). 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Uncut. A bit of soiling to back wrappers, minor wear to front hinge and spine. Else fine. Internally fine and clean. Housed in a custom-made red half-morocco box with gilt title to spine. 382, (2) pp.. First edition of "The Rebel", one of Camus' greatest works, with a signed presentation-inscription to front free end-paper "à Myrian et Nicole/ avec fidele affection/ de leur ami/ Albert Camus".Famous for it's opening lines "What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. He is also a man who says yes as soon as he begins to think for himself. A slave who has taken orders all his life, suddenly decides that he cannot obey some new command. What does he mean by saying 'no'?", the novel addresses themes that have never lost their relevance, like terrorism, rebellion, art, etc., and counts as one of the great literary productions of the 20th century

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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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        A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Complete in fifteen volumes comprising The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under my Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It wa

      Macdonald, London 1951-1969 A first edition set of Williamson's celebrated semi-autobiographical sequence of fifteen novels which explore the fortunes of one family during the first half of the twentieth century. Original publisher’s cloth. Several top edges lightly spotted and dust marked, with just a faint hint of partial browning to the endpapers of three volumes. An exceptionally crisp and bright set in original James Broom-Lynne-designed dust wrappers, one of which is a little tanned, another lightly chipped and with several short closed tears and a third faded and a little chafed at spine panel. The remainder are in virtually fine state, although four are price-clipped. A really crisp and bright example of an increasingly scarce set - a Burgess Ninety-Nine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        22 originale tuschtegninger til bogen Ørnevisen.

      København 1951. Alle tegninger i varierende størrelser er signerede og monterede på karton (33,5 x 25 cm). Alle er større end i bogen. 1 illustration fra bogen er ikke til stede, til gengæld er der 2 extra, som ikke kom med i bogen. Vedlagt bogen Ørnevisen. Folkevise fra det sekstende Aarhundrede. Scripta (1951). Kun trykt i 125 eksemplarer for Scriptas medlemmer. Dette er nr. 121. Alt indlagt i mappe med bindebånd.. Povl Christensen (1909-1977) var en dansk maler og grafiker. Han blev uddannet på Kunstakademiet i København 1926-1929 hos Ejnar Nielsen og Aksel Jørgensen og arbejdede 1930-1938 på grafisk skole hos Aksel Jørgensen. Han var medlem af Koloristerne 1935-1941, Decembristerne 1941-1946, Corner fra 1950 og Den Frie Udstilling fra 1964.Det er især som grafiker, Povl Christensen har gjort sig gældende, og han står som en af de betydeligste indenfor denne kunstart i Danmark. Hans første store illustrationsopgave var til Blichers Brudstykker af en Landsbydegns Dagbog og siden fulgte illustrationer til en lang række litterære værker, bl.a. af H.C. Andersen, Steen Steensen Blicher, Hans Adolph Brorson og Thomas Kingo. Blandt hovedværkerne er udgaven af H.C. Andersens Rejsekammeraten, udgivet i 1947 med 31 koldnålsraderinger, der blev udgivet i 125 eksemplarer. Et andet hovedværk er H.C. Andersens Fodreise fra Holmens Canal til Østpynten af Amager med 40 træsnit; et værk, der blev fremstillet i kun ti eksemplarer. Endelig bør nævnes to bind salmer i udvalg af hhv. Thomas Kingo og Hans Adolph Brorson med henholdsvis 22 og 26 træsnit, der blev udgivet 1943-1945. (Wikipedia.)

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        Jerusalem: A Facsimile of the Illuminated Book

      Cobham: Trianon Press, [1951]. First, Limited Edition. Of 516 copies in the total edition, this is one of 250 reserved for sale in America. Quarto (34cm). Stiff card wrappers; five original fascicles (Text volume plus 4 fascicles of 25 plates each) in original publisher's cloth-and-board clamshell case. Minor splits to corners of box; slight offsetting from the box to covers, else a fine copy. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on inside top cover of box.& & This was the first of the great Trianon facsimiles of Blake's illuminated works, produced to the most exacting standards by Arnold Fawcus. The plates were painstakingly printed in pochoir process requiring an average of 44 applications. It was reputedly upon viewing this work that Shahn first conceived of collaborating with Fawcus on a finely-printed version of his Haggadah, a project which Fawcus undertook but did not complete until 1966.

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        Portrait of the Artist as An American. Ben Shahn: A Biography With Pictures

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1951. First Edition. Quarto (25cm). Cloth boards; 180pp; illus. BEN SHAHN'S COPY, warmly inscribed by Rodman to Ben & Bernarda Shahn in year of publication: "For Bernarda, who generously "forgot" my worst lapses, and to Ben, who won't (conveniently) stop "remembering" - with my love, Selden," datemarked Roosevelt, NJ, 1951. Mild wear; spine lettering rubbed; lacking the dustjacket. Very Good. & & The first full-length biography of Shahn, written by his long-time friend Selden Rodman. Shahn was fifty-two years old and at the height of his fame when the biography appeared. According to Shahn's later biographer Howard Greenfeld, both Shahn and Rodman were very pleased with the work, Rodman immodestly declaring it "the best that has been written about an American artist" and Shahn praising it as a work whose "great beauty...lies in its critical and philosophical outlook." Many critics agreed, among them James Thomas Flexner who praised the work as the "...story of a meaningful life, evoked in all its complexity...a work of art in itself.

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        ANNA KARENINA

      Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1951. Hardcover. Spines sunned with just a touch of wear to the heels. Near Fine in a Very Good, intact slipcase with a small chip at the bottom of the back edge. Barnett Freedman. Two octavo volumes (5-7/8" x 8-3/4") bound in cloth decorated with lithographic drawings by Barnett Freedman drawn on and printed from the stones. Illustrated with color autolithographs drawn on the stone (225 separate stones!) by Barnett Freedman and printed from the stones at the Curwen Press. Translated by Constance Garnett. Of a total of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Office Copy") and bears the Club's blindstamp stating it is one of 15 presentation copies.

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        Detective Story (Original Film Pressbook)

      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 Second World War, full set of six U.S. first editions

      This is Churchill's history of the epic struggle that was indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. Churchill's eloquence and insight frames the world-defining events of his time in truly enduring prose. This six-volume epic has been called "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Here is a full set of jacketed U.S. first editions. This U.S. first edition preceded the British and is far more scarce today. Offered here is a very good plus set in very good minus dust jackets. Please note these are NOT the common Book of the Month Club (BOMC) look-alikes, but correct first Trade edition, first printings in all respects: All dust jackets are unclipped and bear the correct, first printing $6.00 price. All top edges are stained yellow. All title pages bear a correct first printing date. All volumes bear the distinctive red and yellow head and foot bands. There are no BOMC indentations on the rear covers. Note that the dust jackets for Volumes I & II are both the scarce first issue jackets, not the more common later issue jackets (with differences to the dust jacket flap text); most dealers do not distinguish between the two when offering sets. All six books in the set have clean red cloth bindings, bright spine gilt, sharp corners, and only occasional light shelf wear at extremities. The contents of all six volumes are clean, bright, and tight. No spotting. This is not a "married" set, but has clearly spent its life together. The sole previous ownership mark is the same decorative bookplate on each front pastedown. Volume I also has a date inked at the lower right corner of the front pastedown ("6-15-48"). Volume III has an August 12, 1951 press clipping of Churchill and Eisenhower and another 1952 clipping tipped in at the ffep, causing some transfer browning to the ffep. Volume V has a February 1952 clipping about Churchill's eulogy of King George VI affixed at the tips to the ffep with corresponding transfer browning to the facing front pastedown. All six dust jackets are unclipped, correct first printing examples. The dust jacket spines of this edition proved exceptionally susceptible to fading - particularly Volumes I, II, III, and V. Here each of these dust jackets show varying degrees of the typical sunning. All six dust jackets show modest wear to extremities with minor chipping to a maximum 3/16 inch depth at the spine ends. The only notable loss is a 1.25 x .75 inch loss at the upper edge of the Volume V front panel. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.1(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(aa), Langworth p.258.

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        Plaintes contre inconnue

      Paris: Frédéric Chambriand, 1951. Broché. 13,5x18,5cm. Edition originale, un des 45 ex numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Plats très légèrement et marginalement passés qui comportent également trois petites taches, une infime déchirure sans manque en tête d'un mors. Rare. - Frédéric Chambriand, Paris _1951, 13,5x18,5cm, broché. - broché

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        A Question of Upbringing

      London: William Heinemann, 1951. First edition, first printing. Red cloth, gilt title to spine on black panel, and pictorial dustjacket by Broome Lynn. The first and second half-title pages both have A Question of Upbringing printed on, indicating that this is one of the early copies printed. There is a small pencil 29 on the first half-title, which may a printer's number, and a Foyles bookshop label inside the front cover. The dustjacket has Book Society Recommendation and 9s6d net printed on the front flap, and the back flap an advertisement for the National Book League. Condition details: Book Very Good, clean bright covers, creases to spine ends, pages clean with no ownership marks, endpapers very tanned (due to type of paper used), some tanning to closed edges, and a slight woodsmoke smell. Dustjacket (see photo) Very Good: front bright, spine and back and edges have light browning; rubbed edges with abrasions, frayed spine ends with small losses, also small losses to corners; small closed tears to edges and small split to front /flap fold. Jacket now protected in clear loose sleeve. The rare first book in the Dance to the Music of Time series.. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Caine Mutiny

      Doubleday, 1951. First Edition (first printing). The third novel by the author of THE WINDS OF WAR and MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR, the story of a strange triangle which results in a mutiny aboard a United States Navy ship during World War II. The first issue jacket with "The City Boy" on the rear dust jacket panel. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine/Very Good -- three chips to the dust jacket, the largest being about 1/2" at the foot of the spine, some edgewear/rubbing and a short water stain at the bottom of the rear dust jacket panel. A presentable copy of a stubbornly scarce book . . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        A Dance to the Music of Time: A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer's Market; The Acceptance World; At Lady Molly's; Casanova's Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier's Art; The Military Philosophers; Books do Furnish a Ro

      London: William Heinemann, 1951–75.. First editions of each volume in the author's acclaimed "Dance to the Music of Time" series. Octavo, 12 volumes. The first volume is near fine in a very good dust jacket. The other volumes are near fine to fine in excellent dust jackets that only show light wear. A very attractive set. Listed on Modern Library's 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century. Time magazine included the novel in its100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.

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        Dance to the Music of Time. Includes: A Question of Upbringing, A Buyer's Market, The Acceptance World, At Lady Molly's, Casanova's Chinese Restaurant, The Kindly Ones, The Valley of Bones, The Soldier's Art, The Military Philosophers, Books Do Furnish a Room, Temporary Kings, Hearing Secret Harmonies

      London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1951-75., 1951. 12 volumes; 8vo. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Elegantly bound in recent half dark red morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spines, marbled boards, top edges gilt. A fine, very attractive set. The story is an often comic examination of movements and manners, power and passivity in English political, cultural and military life in the mid 20th century. Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Callil & Toibin; Modern Library. (200 Best Novels in English since 1950).

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st Impression of 2nd US Edition, 1951 5th Impression in Dustjacket

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A superb copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1951, 5th overall printing, or the 1st printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine/Very Good Plus book, with a Very Good Plus/Near Fine dustjacket. The dustjacket shows beautifully, with only minor loss at the tips of the folds and edges. A few minor closed tears to the edges. The 5th impression dustjacket is original to the book, and has protected it well over the years. It is not price clipped, but show's no US or UK price. It is not stated as the 5th impression on the dustjacket, but is the 1st state with the Houghton Mifflin printed on the spine, no pricing, and the blurbs match the UK 5th impression, marked 'Printed in Great Britain' on the back flap. One of the original 1000 printed for the US and bound from November 1950 thru March 1953 (per Hammond and Anderson). The text block is clean and bright, with some foxing to the preliminary pages and maps. This copy is bound in the green colored original cloth featuring Tolkiens original Mountains and Dragon design stamped in dark blue, same layout as the UK publisher, Allen & Unwin had used since the original publication in 1937. This is the only impression of the US 1st or 2nd Edition that features the original Mountain and Dragon design for the cover's. Shows no shelf wear or rubbing, some light soiling and foxing, but no bumped corners. A beautiful clean bright copy, with only a couple of tiny spots to the cloth. The top edge still has the green topstain, only slightly marked or faded. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the endpapers, with some foxing. No other writing or marks. A beautiful copy, virtually faultless besides the foxing, scarce in the original dustjacket in any condition, let alone the 1st state of the book and dustjacket. A custom slipcase is being prepared to protect and show this classic. The first to incorporate the changes to help conform the tale of The Hobbit to the 'Lord of the Rings' story line. Additional digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus.

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        The Hobbit [Second Edition, Fifth Impression]

      London, England: Houghton Mifflin, Co, 1951. Second Edition, Fifth Impression. Hardcover. Very Good/poor. Tolkien, J.R.R.. American Edition. Second Revised Edition, Fifth Impression. 5B. "Identical to the British 5th printing...except for the Houghton Mifflin notation at the base of the spine. The title page states "London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, Museum Street"; the colophon shows the A&U St. George and the Dragon insignia and the addresses of the publishers offices worldwide; and the title page verso shows the full printing history." Green pictorial boards. Pictorial Eps. Color frontis. Half-title verso notes "Also by J. R. R. Tolkien | Farmer Giles of Ham" / Green boards light and attractive. Light toning to edges. Small rubbing/fraying to bottom edge of boards. Faint blue stain over foot of spine (may be color bleed from jacket. Light dusting to top edge of text block. Partial jacket. Missing front panel entirely and top third of rear panel. Remains of jacket in mylar protector.

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Custom Collector's 'Sculpted' Clamshell Case

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co.[1951, Book Date], 1951 Excellent Custom Fitted Modern Collector's Leather Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, each box is gilt-stamped at the spine, & features a blind embossed [sculpted] prancing horse design, raised on the upper cover inspired by the first edition DJ's graphics & is finished in fine deep red morocco, nicely gilt-stamped & decorated at the spine. The sides are finished in black morocco; the interior lined in soft black velour. A superb collector's custom case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for more than 100 generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available. Book definitely NOT included. CUSTOM CASES available for FRANNY, RAISE HIGH & NINE STORIES. 1st Edition. No Binding. Clamshell As New/No Jacket. Custom Clamshell Case.

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Boston: Little Brown and Company. 1951. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Good in the original black boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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.

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        CATCHER IN THE RYE

      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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        NYA SHERLOCK HOLMES ÄVENTYR. FÖRSTA SAMLINGEN (UR DR JOHN H. WATSONS DAGBÖCKER) NÅGRA FÖRUT EJ PUBLICERADE BERÄTTELSER OM DEN BERÖMDE DETEKTIVENS LIV OCH LEVERNE.

      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

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