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        Rain On The Pavements ( J.B. Priestley's Personal Copy)

      The First UK printing published by John Lehmann in 1951. Author's scarce second book. The Book is in Very Good++ or better condition. The boards are clean with some fading to the edges and a small bump to the fore-edge. There is some mild toning to the text block. Mild pushing to the spine tips. The book is tight, clean and free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. It bears the correct price of 10s 6d. It has some minor edge-wear with associated creasing and rubbing with a little loss to the ends of the spine. The spine is slightly toned but this does not detract from the pictorial wrap around design. The rear panel has mild toning to the edges but less so than usually encountered. Some small closed tears to the spine and flap folds which have been reinforced with a little archival tape to the verso. The wonderful period wrapper artwork is by the renowned artist JOHN MINTON and looks stunning in the Brodart protective cover. John Minton was commissioned to design the wrappers for both of Camberton's books. The book also bears the personal library bookplate of J.B.Priestley to the front pastedown. Priestley was a great supporter of Camberton and was instrumental in gaining recognition for Camberton's first novel 'Scamp'. This is a very scarce association title. There has been much interest in Roland Camberton recently resulting in both his novels now being back in print. The author Iain Sinclair has particularly taken an interest and written on Camberton and his books. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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        Rogers, Bruce- Unbound, Unfolded Sheets, the Complete Book] The Twelve Moneths

      - Folio size. Unbound and unfolded sheets, the complete book, "The Twelve Moneths," Clarke and Way, 1951, designed and signed by Bruce Rogers.Incomparable typography and color matching. Fine. Most scarce thus as unbound sheets.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The End of the Affair.

      William Heinemann, 1951 - First Edition. 8vo. 237pp. Publisher's grey boards with gilt lettering to spine. White and grey two tone dustwrapper complete with original Books Society Choice wraparound band. A fine copy with unmarked boards & no marks to edges. No inscriptions. Not the usually heavily tanned textblock. The fine dustwrapper is complete with only a hint of toning to spine. No tears & no rubbing. The wraparound band is complete with no tears. A really superb copy. "The action is confined to handful of characters in London between 1939 and today - a love story". Basis for the 1999 Oscar nominated film starring Ralph Fiennes & Julienne Moore. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph. London, Michael Joseph, 1951. First Edition. First Impression. A very good copy of one the highlights of British Science Fiction. Read by a generation in GCSE English, the book has maintained its place in the British populace, but it's merit alone has seen it celebrated across the world. A wonderful novel, and amongst the best by the author. The book itself is in decent shape. Some wear to the corners and spine tips, slight lean and a short tear to the rear panel, small blue ink mark to rear too. Slight lean, owner's signature to title page. A decent copy. [Pringle, SF 100 Best Novels, Locke, Spectrum of Fantasy vo I p237] Cover art by Patrick Gierth [5906, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1951.

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue Jacket. 8vo., 227pp.; VG/VG; spine red and white with black and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00'; has all points, including FIRST EDITION stated on the copyright page, black cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on spine, first issue jacket has Salinger's black-and-white photograph portrait credited to Lotte Jacobi on rear panel (very small, just above author's name.), dust jacket lacks Book-of-the-Month Club statement on front flap; dust jacket is in amazing condition, with extremely slight wear to corners, tail of spine; text block has some small staining to upper edge; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 3, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        STORIA DELLA COSTITUZIONE ROMANA vol.I

      EUGENIO JOVENE, NAPOLI 1951 - ITALIANO Pagine ancora chiuse e brunite ai bordi da fattore tempo, brossura editoriale in cartoncino morbido, con titoli neri, brunita dal tempo, con bordi stanchi, lievissima e minuta fioritura e con superficiali tracce di umidità al dorso

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        De 1429 à 1942 - De Jeanne d'Arc à Philippe Pétain

      Raoul Solar 1951 - En feuilles sous emboîtage, 215 X 285 mm. Edition originale. L'un des 4635 ex. sur vélin Johannot. Lettrines, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe, et frontispices par Galanis. Textes inédits de Pierre Benoït, Le duc de Broglie, Maurice Donnay, Georges Duhamel, Abel Hermant, Jean Tharaud, Paul Valéry, René Benjamin, Pierre Champion, Léo Larguier, J.-H. Rosny Jeune - Jean de La Varende, Colette, Louis Beydts, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Cortot, René Fauchois, Paul Fort, Jean Giraudoux, Aristide Maillol, Paul Morand, Le R. P. Sertillanges, Jérôme Tharaud. Illustrations de Guy Arnoux, Pierre Bonnard, Lucie Boucher, Louis Bouquet, Charles Despiau, André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Aristide Maillol. Frottements au coin de l'emboîtage, plats légèrement passés, intérieur bon. Exceptionnelle réunion de la signature de Sacha Guitry, et des envois signés de Jean Cocteau, Colette, et Pierre Benoît. Photos supplémentaires sur simple demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'Autre sommeil]
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        Over het werk van Corneille gevolgd door een gedicht. (Met 5 originele linoleumsneden van de schilder).

      (Amsterdam), Kunsthandel Martinet en Michels, (1951). 12,0 x 16,0 cm. Geniet. (24) p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 200 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Zeer goed exemplaar, maar met twee plakbandvlekjes op voorste schutblad.l Nummer 152 met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van Corneille onder het colofon: 'Voor Mr de Jong ter herinnering aan/ het gezellig uurtje doorgebracht bij hem thuis./ Parijs 28 december 1954/ Corneille'. Kunstverzamelaar Hans de Jong (1907-1973) was de vader van de kunstenares Jacqueline de Jong, die een relatie had met Asger Jorn. BHC 9.B.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        My Cousin Rachel

      1951 - First edition. 8vo., original red cloth, dust jacket. London, Gollancz. Inscribed by the author, ?To Dinkie, with best love for Christmas 1951, from Daphne? and signed by her on the title page. It is tempting to think that this inscription is to ?Binkie?, for it was Binkie Beaumont, king of the West End theatre, who produced Du Maurier's own stage adaptation of Rebecca, directed by and starring John Gielgud, and September Tide in 1949, and other books inscribed to Beaumont have been on the market recently. However, the D does appear quite clear. A very good copy in dust jacket, torn at the head and tail of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        FOUNDATION

      New York: Gnome Press/Doubleday, 1951. Early Reprint. Approx. 5.75" x 8.25" VG hardcover in VG black dustjacket with lettering sunned to ivory & peach. Early reprint in year of original publication (1951) with no statement of edition on copyright page; while a First would so indicate and would have a printed price of $2.75, this printing displays a $2.95 price on unclipped front jacket flap. Gnome Press is credited as the publisher on title page, but Doubleday receives the distinction on spine of both boards and jacket. Mild discoloration around perimeter of very subtly bowed boards; rubbing to extremities. Age-toned, lightly soiled jacket, protected in clear mylar overlay, crinkled and creased with abrasion at corners and spine ends; a small chip from rear top edge near spine head. Significant age-toning throughout; otherwise, clean and tight.Shelve inCase #8Spine is black with white and peach text. Dupont.

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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, 1951. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in lightly worn very good or better original unprinted acetate dustwrapper with small nicks and tears (not shown in illustration). Copy number 736 of 750 numbered copies Signed by the author. A play, with long narrative sections, which continues the story of Temple Drake introduced two decades earlier in Sanctuary. Faulkner's first book after winning the Nobel Prize. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1951. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A. A. Milne. Tall octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay to front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 12 mounted plates in colour and many line-drawings, all by Arthur Rackham. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Limited 100th edition, one of only 500 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Marathon Magazine Christmas 1951

      Peterborough Press, 1951. Pamphlet. Used; Good. Pamphlet; English language; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Over het werk van Corneille gevolgd door een gedicht. (Met 5 originele linoleumsneden van de schilder).

      (Amsterdam), Kunsthandel Martinet en Michels, (1951). 12,5 x 16,1 cm. Zwart linnen met transparant omslag. (24) p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 200 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Exlibrisstempeltje op voorste schutblad. Fraai exemplaar.l Nummer 10 van de slechts 25 genummerde en door Claus en Corneille gesigneerde luxe-exemplaren, gedrukt op Ingres van Van Gelder en Zonen en gebonden in zwart linnen met transparant omslag. Claus signeerde voorin, Corneille achterin. BHC 9.A.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A. A. Milne.

      London: Methuen & Co., 1951 - Tall octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay to front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. With 12 mounted plates in colour and many line-drawings, all by Arthur Rackham. Limited 100th edition, one of only 500 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Revolt

      W. H. Allen, London 1951 - XIII + 386; Foxed; back cover is rubbed; spine is weary; else in good stern condition. SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY MENACHEM BEGIN to Bernard H. Kahan (in English): "With my wholehearted wishes and Zionis greetings. To Bernard H. Kahan. M. Begin"; The recipient was the former head of the JEWISH JOINT in EUROPE; The addresser was then the former commander of the "Irgun Zvai Leumi" and will become the Prime Minister of Israel in the late 70's and early 80's. Size: 22 cm Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BookStore Jerusalem]
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        Puteshestviia po Kitaiu i Mongolii.

      Moscow, Government Publisher of Geographical Literature,1951. Tall 8vo. Original cloth-backed illustrated boards, spine ornamented in black, lettered in gilt, front cover lettered in gilt; pp. 283, double-page sketch map, vignettes in the text, colour-printed map loosely inserted; edges of covers with wear, apart from offsetting from front fly-leaf to title, internally very good; provenance: withdrawn from a Warsaw public library with stamps on title-verso. First edition to be compiled and commented by I. A. Margolis, of 19th-century expeditions into the unknown parts of Mongolia and Inner China, missions carried out by Mikhail Pevtsov, a young Russian army officer and pupil of Przevalski, who undertook three journeys between 1876 and 1890 into Kashgaria and with caravans of merchants through the Southern Altai, Mongolia and Gobi Desert to Kalgan and back.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Princeton University Library Chronicle, The F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917, Volume XII, Number 4, Summer 1951, Contains two previously UNPUBLISHED pieces by Fitzgerald himself , That Kind of Party & an unfinished essay, The Death of My Father , QUITE RARE

      Friends of Library Princeton, 1951. HBNODJ Issued, Beige boards with blue Cloth at Spine, Decorative green Wraps bound into Hardback, 1951 , 1st Edition, Interior Nice, tight Clean with stamped number & History stamp Xlibrary perforations on few pgs ,FINE-/F-, NO DJ, Cover light Rub & Wear & light soil back Cover, 227 pages, Decommisioned from the reference department of a public library, the magazine has been bound into a library binding of paper covered boards and cloth spine, with call letters at the base of the spine, otherwise (except for very unobtrusive library markings in the margins of three leaves -- two of which dont involve the Fitzgerald material) the text is solid and clean. Apparently quite a scarce issue of this quarterly, . First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Jeune Fille au Grand Chapeau.' Marchesseau 278. An original signed and numbered drypoint.

      Amante Galerie 1951 - Folding card as issued for A.Amante, Galerie de l'Art Moderne, Paris 1951. 149x99mm. Signed and numbered 30/90 in pencil by the artist. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        THE CATHER IN THE RYE.

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA 1951 - [vi], 277 pages. Original binding with minor bumping to the corners and minimal shelfwear. The unclipped dustjacket has the original price of $3.00 intact, with sunning to the spine, a few small areas of loss from rubbing, and overall moderate shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. The rear panel of the dustjacket has a photograph of Salinger with no border at the top edge, with photograph credited to Lotte Jacobi. The inner rear flap states: The Cather in the Rye is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. The copyright page states: Published Junly 1951. Reprinted July 1951 (twice). Minor rippling to some of the pages at the bottom. The text is clean and unmarked. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        A Collection of Four Novels with Dust-Jackets Designed by Andy Warhol]. [Comprising: Three More Novels, by Ronald Firbank; Love is a Pie, Maude Hutchins; The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole, Baron Corvo; and Borderline Ballads, William Plomer].

      New York New Directions and Noonday Press -1955 1951 - First U.S. editions. 8vo (23 x 15 cm). Publisher's cloth, illustrative dust-jackets designed by Andy Warhol (upper flaps to first and third state 'Jacket design by Andrew Warhol'); age-toning (mostly to last title), minor rubbing to Firbank and Corvo, minor chips to extremities, light stain to rear corner of upper spine of Firbank, small area of tape residue to upper flap from earlier repair and three small closed tears to Corvo. Rare, early examples of Warhol's work. The first three titles are particularly scarce. As a young artist in New York, Warhol created just a few such cover designs. Three More Novels bears Warhol's first published dust-jacket for New Directions and only his second commercially produced jacket, after a Doubleday title earlier in the year. The covers constitute some of Warhol's most underrated work and were made long before the establishment of The Factory; nevertheless, they exemplify many of the innovative techniques for which Warhol came to be known, such as applying ink to paper and then blotting it while still wet. It is also appropriate that these jacket designs appear on books by four authors who were, in their day, themselves provocative: Ronald Firbank (1886 – 1926), an inventive English novelist influenced by the aesthetes of the 1890s whose common themes included religion, social-climbing and sexuality; Maude Hutchins (1899 – 1991), the American novelist best known today for her sexual coming-of-age novel, Victoire; Baron Corvo (Frederick Rolfe, 1860 – 1913), an English writer, artist, photographer and eccentric of notoriety; and William Plomer (1903-73), the South African-British novelist, poet and literary editor, whose first novel, Turbott Wolfe, dealt with interracial love. Warhol's meteoric rise would begin in 1962 with a debut solo show at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miracolo a Milano [Miracle in Milan] (Original Italian Program, signed by De Sica)

      Albert and Charles Boni, Rome 1951 - Original Italian program for the 1951 film, based on the novel "Totò il buono" by Cesare Zavattini. SIGNED by De Sica at the bottom of the title page. One of the director's classics, pure visual storytelling, made just after "Bicycle Thieves" (1948) and just before "Umberto D." (1952). A gorgeous, oversize program with a central illustration on the front wrapper within a debossed frame. The wrapper houses 6 loose deluxe card plates, as issued, the first two devoted to text, and the last four being full-color lithograph illustrations reflecting the film story. One of the most beautiful programs we've ever seen. Plates Near Fine, outer wrapper Very Good plus with a few tears at the edges but no loss, 12.75 x 17.25 inches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

      Trianon Press. 1951. 4to, (6), ix text, and 100 color plates. Original blue buckram, many leaves loose, folding box worn with weak upper hinge. Limited to 516 copies, this copy O of 16 copies numbered A to P. The first of the magnificent series of facsimiles by the Trianon Press of Blake's illuminated books, edited by Geoffrey Keynes. Bentley, Blake Books, 78.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Dunoyer de Segonzac

      Cailler, collection "Peintres et Sculpteurs d'hier et d'aujourd'hui", Genève 1951 - Edition originale de cette importante monographie, illustrée de 161 planches en noir, 15 en couleurs. Tirage de luxe imprimé à 225 exemplaires numérotés comprenant 4 EAUX-FORTES originales de DUNOYER de SEGONZAC, tirées sur papier Marais. >>>UN DES 25 PREMIERS avec en plus une TRIPLE-SUITE des estampes, sur Chine, sur Japon et les planches barrées sur Arches. Soit au total 16 gravures originales, encartées dans l'ouvrage. Petite fente à la couverture, mais bel exemplaire du tirage de tête. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Molloy

      Les Editions de Minuit 1951 - The first edition, in the original French, of the first volume of Beckett's landmark trilogy. This copy is somewhat browned, typical for this title, but otherwise is in excellent condition. The fragile pages are uncut and there is a slight tear on the very first page. Not a reading copy, but an excellent addition to any Beckett collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Endgame Books]
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        That Toddlin' Town! A Rowdy Burlesque of Chicago Manners and Morals

      Chicago: Chi Publishers, 1951. First edition. Paperback. Very good overall. Fully signed by Hefner on the inside front cover, with a caricature in ink of Hefner with his profile with a cigarette & the head of a young man."Although his own comics-making career never fully panned out, his early aspirations shaped him: He later knew he wanted his magazine to carry some of the biggest names in cartoons... Al Jaffee. Jules Feiffer. Shel Silverstein. Arnold Roth. "Plastic Man" creator Jack Cole. Those are just a few of the legends who drew for the then-dewy Playboy magazine... "Hugh Hefner was as devoted to cartoonists as he was to the centerfold," "The Simpsons" director-producer David Silverman tells The Washington Post's Comic Riffs." (Cavna, Michael. "Hugh Hefner dreamed of being a cartoonist. Instead, he changed the market for top comic artists", Washington Post, September 28, 2017. 8vo, 60pp of cartoons by Hefner. There is a printed dedication; "Dedicated to a wife named Millie, my soul mate and sole support." This refers to his first marriage to Mildred ("Millie") Williams, whom he divorced in 1959. Red, black and white pictorial wraps, staple bound. Covers a little marked, staples rusted but pages tight. The blank lasst page of the book adhered to the inside back cover.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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        The Little World of Don Camillo With Don Camillo and the Prodigal Son; Don Camillo's Dilemma; Don Camillo and the Devil; Comrade Don Camillo; Don Camillo Meets Hell's Angels.

      Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1951-1970 - 8vo. 6 volumes. First editions. Original cloth, gilt. Illustrated by the author. All volumes a bit dusty with a few nicks and a couple of very short closed tears. The Little World of Don Camillo is stamped 'Archive Copy' on the title page. The last two volumes are stamped 'File Copy' on the endpapers. The first four volumes have a ringed 'O.K.' pencilled on the upper panel of the d/w and all volumes have the last two digits of the year of first publication in the UK in ink towards the top of the back joint. Near fine in near fine dust-wrappers. From the Victor Gollancz archive, a complete set of the Don Camillo stories issued by this publisher. The Little World of Don Camillo (1950) translated by Una Vincenzo Troubridge. Don Camillo and the Prodigal Son (1952) translated by Frances Frenaye. Don Camillo's Dilemma (1954) translated by Frances Frenaye. Don Camillo and the Devil (1957) translated by [Frances Frenaye]. Comrade Don Camillo (1964) translated by Frances Frenaye. Don Camillo Meets Hell's Angels (1970) translated by L.K. Conrad. The last volume was published in America as 'Don Camillo Meets the Flower Children', which makes it sound very different. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        Spanish Village. Photo Essay. A Portfolio with Eight full-page gravures photos

      Life Magazine 1951 - Village of Deleitosa in Western Spain. 8 Prints laid into a folder. Doesn't seem to have been for sale. Probably for Time subscribers with most copies being discarded. Covers are detached. Plates are fine. Please Note. There very well might have been more then 8 photographs. 10? This item sold as is. See photos. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Rob Warren Books]
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        My blue alpaca jacket is the smartest thing ever seen" - Autograph Letter to Marlene Dietrich

      - Autograph letter from the English playwright and wit to Marlene Dietrich, thanking her for the present of a blue alpaca suit, announcing plans to visit Southern France with Binkie [Hugh Beaumont] to discuss his new play [Relative Values?], and sending his love. [London], 13 July 1951. 2 pp., 8vo, on Coward's letterhead. Folding creases; overall very fine. 5 x 8 inches (12.8 x 20.2 cm).Text, in full: "Darling Marlene, I do not know where you are so I am sending this care of Maria to be forwarded. It is merely to tell you that my blue Alpaca dinner jacket suit is the smartest thing ever seen on land or sea & is one of the loveliest presents I have ever had--and you are a darling duck. Life over here has been highly social but I am putting a stop to all that & am going off to the South of France to stay with Binkie & discuss my new play & various business things. I tried twice to get through to Michael on the telephone but without success. When I get back in August I will try again & will flaunt my blue Alpaca suit under his nose. All my love to you darling & take care of yourself. Noël."From the collection of the family of Marlene Dietrich, a lifelong friend of Noel Coward. Their close relationship began in 1935, when Dietrich called Coward to congratulate him on his film The Scoundrel--he hung up, thinking it was a prank call. They remained friends until Coward's death, often exchanging letters about Dietrich's turbulent love life.

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        Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

      Trianon Press. [1951] 4to, (6), ix text, and 100 pochoir colour plates. Full red morocco extra by Bayntun, a gorgeous copy sumptuously bound (as the book deserves). Limited to 516 copies, this copy no. 176. The definitive facsimile of one of Blake's greatest works and the first of the magnificent series of facsimiles created by the Trianon Press of Blake's illuminated books. The Preludium is by Joseph Wicksteed and the Bibliographical Statement by Geoffrey Keynes. Bentley 78. "Blake's etched copperplates, giving the text of his poem and the basis of the designs, were printed by him in a rich orange ink and were then illuminated by hand in water colours and gold. The etched base has now been reproduced by collotype in orange and the prints have then been coloured by hand by a stencilling process, so that the final result bears the closest possible resemblance to Blake's original plates. An average of forty-four applications of water colours was required for each full page illustration, of which there are four. Of the remainder, fifty-one have some text with designs filling half the page or more, and thirty-five have text with small marginal decorations.". (Introduction) Copies were issued in fascicles, or a dull blue buckram binding: This copy was bound for presentation and is magnificent

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        OPERA OMNIA., A cura di Edoardo e Duilio Susmel.,

      La Fenice., 1951.,, Firenze., - dorsi in pelle, stemma del fascio e titolo oro nel dorso, tagli superiori marmorizzati, copp. cart. rig. edit. 36 voll., pagg. complessive 15.650., 21 cm.,

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        Rules of the University of Washington Library printing press

      Seattle: Satyr Press, 1951. Edition limited to 20 copies, small 8vo, pp. [12]; original blue paper-backed marbled paper-covered boards; spine a bit faded, else near fine. Duensing's fifth book. OCLC locates 3 copies: Universities of Washington, Georgia, and Indiana. 25: A Quarter Century, p. [23].

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        Eli. Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels.

      74 (1) Seiten mit Illustrationen von Esaias Thoren. Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbleineneinband im Pappschuber. der Einbandrücken lichtschattig, ebenso ein Teil des Einbandes, ansonsten ungelesen und wie neu, der Pappschuber an den Kanten rissig, auf dem Vorsatz ein handschriftlicher Vermerk von Ellen Hilb, Mitarbeiterin des World Jewish Congesses der Schwedischen Sektion, anlässlich eines Besuches in Stockholm 1951. Erstausgabe (WG 5) ihrer 1943 im Exil entstandene Dichtung. Privatdruck. Nr. 118 von 200 Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk von der Autorin signiert.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Second Stage Lensmen

      Fantasy Press, Reading 1951 - 308 Pp. First Issue (Blue Cloth, Gilt Lettering). #323 Of 500 Signed, Numbered Copies Of A Total Issue Of 4934 Copies. A Fine Book, No Wear Or Bumping At All. This Copy Also Inscribed By Smith, And Then Re-Inscribed To Another Fan Canceling The Earlier Inscription And Signed Again By Smith. The Book Was Enclosed In Heavy Plastic Wrap Protecting The Dust Jacket And Boards [Hence No Wear At All], But Tape Across The Folds Of The Protector Has Left Two 2 1/2" X 1/2" Offset Marks On The Free Endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Motiv.

      [ENGLISH: - - - One of Lagerkvist's earliest books, incribed by the author, which is extremely rare. Sewn as issued, printed wrappers designed by Isaac Grünewald. Slight wear, soiling and darkening of wrappers (and first & last leaves), fine. Inscribed by the author (awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951): "Ture Nerman fr vännen förf." First edition.] - Häftad, dek. omslag av Isaac Grünewald. Obeydligt nött och omslagen lätt smutsade och mörknade, inlagan ngt mörknad längs kanterna i början och slutet. Ovanligt gott exemplar. Egenhändig dedikation: "Ture Nerman fr vännen förf." Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1914. 8:o. 72 s. Första upplagan. Ytterst fint proveniensexemplar av en tidig Lagerkvistbok som är tämligen hopplös att finna med dedikation överhuvudtaget. Ture Nerman hade till och med fått läsa boken i korrektur! I vår Lagerkvistkatalog 2013 fanns inget dedikationsexemplar av Motiv, däremot ett brevkort till Ture Nerman daterat 18 februari 1915 (nr. 54). Ture Nerman (1886-1969) var fem år äldre än Lagerkvist, var lika radikal som han och experimenterade med samma djärva nystavning. Efter en fil. kand. i Uppsala 1908 satsade han på en karriär som socialistisk journalist, först i Sundsvall, där han var "Sveriges yngste och rödaste chefredaktör" på socialdemokratiska Nya Samhället 1910-1915, och senare i Stockholm. Lagerkvist sökte vid den här tiden kontakter i den radikala pressen, fick kontakt med Nerman 1912 och föreslog honom samma år som medarbetare i sin och Isaac Grünewalds planerade (men aldrig realiserade) konst- och litteraturtidskrift. Nerman hörde till de första som uppskattade Pär Lagerkvists verk, han fick som sagt läsa Motiv redan i korrektur och recenserade välvilligt flera av hans böcker. I samband med Erik Hedéns mycket negativa recensioner av Lagerkvists debutbok Människor 1912 och Ordkonst och bildkonst 1913 sökte Lagerkvist i sin förbittring stöd hos just Nerman, och eldade på honom, som ju hade en "egen tidning", att ge sig på Hedén. Det gjorde Nerman, men i försonliga ordalag, varpå Hedén blåste av striden med hänvisning till de orosmoln som hopade sig på den europeiska himlen våren 1914.

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        The Illustrated Man

      Doubleday & Company Inc 1951 - First Edition [unstated] 1951 on copyright page.251 pages with an epilogue on rear of page 251 which is not printed with a page number, however, the contents list the epilogue on page 252. This is so far the first time I have noted this "point of issue" Beige boards with light brown printing on spine in Fine condition.The book appears unread even though this is a "library book" it has the usual library DJ which is very lightly attached by the DJ end flaps. And there is a pocket attached to the last page, no insert. But there are NO markings anywhere. The Dust Jacket is a vibrant red with no fading at all. The same with the yellow figure. There is a library sticker on the spine "F BRA" on a white 1"x1 1/4". According to available copies this makes this copy unique. My guess is that this book was put aside by the librarian and over time forgotten. Given it's condition it has been in a dark cool room, stored perfectly.There is some yellowing in the form of small spots on all the page ends. But the interior is clean, bright and tight. The DJ price is $5.95 with the code TIM above.The rear DJ flap discusses The Martian Chronicles.And the back cover is a black and white photo of the author by George Cserna and a short bio ending with the authors "most recent best seller Dandelion Wine". The DJ is as noted protected by a Brodart type cover.The DJ appears to have some "wrinkles" like wallpaper that hasn't been brushed as you hang it. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Scott Robin Books]
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        The Green Hills Of Earth (Signed Copy)

      Shasta Press, Chicago, IL 1951 - Stated first edition quarter bound in black cloth and green cloth boar ds. One of an unspecified number of subscriber copies signed by Heinle in on the half-title page. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 256 pages. A near fine cop y in a very good dust jacket. The book has pinhole sized rub spots to two of the corners else fine. Mild toning to the endpapers. Clean, tig ht and unmarked interior. The dust jacket has dust soiling to its rear panel. Rubs/frays to its spine tips and tiny nicks to three of the co rners. The rear panel has a 1/2" vertical closed tear and some creasin g at its upper edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dearly Departed Books]
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        Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown and Company 1951 - First Edition, First Printing. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the publisher's $3.00 printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition with rubbing to the spine. The binding is tight, with some wear to the boards. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        CATCHER IN THE RYE

      Boston Little, Brown 1951 - First Book Club issue but with dustwrapper with printed price on the turnover. With a very questionable J D Salinger signature penned under the author's printed name on the title page. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the original pictorial dustjacket. 277 pp. A fine copy with the jacket in beautifully preserved condition. AN AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY CLASSIC. J.D. Salinger’s first and still, most famous work of all. Salinger tapped into a common and necessary theme in American literature with his unhappy teenage character, Holden Caulfield, who runs away from his boarding school as part of his disgust with 'phoniness'. Caufield's feelings and the idiom in which he communicates them have made the book a symbol of purity and sensitivity to generations of readers and has insured that it will remain a particularly coveted title in modern literature. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Venti anni dopo (Sèguito dei Tre moschettieri)

      CASA EDITRICE SONZOGNO, MILANO 1951 - Collezione Sonzogno ITALIANO 2 tomi. Numero 8-9 della Collezione Sonzogno. Coperta morbida con titoli al piatto e al dorso in buono stato di conservazione. Tagli e pagine bruniti e ad eccezione di qualche macchia sul margine inferiore di alcune pagine del volume 1, che non ledono la leggibilità del testo, la copia è nel complesso ben conservata.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Hudson

      London: Willaim Hodge and Co, 1951. Illustrated by Stowe Wegenroth. 1 vols. Tan cloth. Fine in very good plus pictorial dust jacket (scuffed at head of spine panel). Illustrated by Stowe Wegenroth. 1 vols. Inscribed to Edward and Jo Hopper "For Jo and Edward Hopper-good friends, good neighors-in warm friendship Carl carmer May 1, 1957."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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