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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].

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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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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        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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      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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        The Day of the Triffids

      Michael Joseph, London 1951 - 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]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, ILAB]
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        The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

      Houghton MifflinCo. 1951 - Inscribed and SIGNED by Carson McCullers on a tipped in page. The volume is bumped at the spine ends and corners and has light soiling on the front board. The unclipped dust jacket is chipped at the spine ends (1/4" on the top front fold, 1/4"x1/2" at the spine base, with smaller areas of loss), corners, edges, and has splits on the front flap fold. There is a supplied book club dust jacket which is only marginally better. The original jacket is sleeved in mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Sir Winston S Churchill

      Cassell, London., 1951-1952. First collected edition with five speeches not included in the wartime issues and with an index. The date of the first volume is given as 1951, but the set was issued in its entirety in 1952. Royal octavo. Three volumes: pp xvi, 483; xvi, 560; xvi, 578. Blue buckram covers.A near-fine set in very good dustwrappers nicked at the edges. Two of the dustwrappers are price-clipped and one has tape marks on the reverse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Sir Winston S. Churchill.

      Cassell, London. 1951-1952 - First collected edition with five speeches not included in the wartime issues and with an index. The date of the first volume is given as 1951, but the set was issued in its entirety in 1952. Royal octavo. Three volumes: pp xvi, 483; xvi, 560; xvi, 578. Blue buckram covers.A near-fine set in very good dustwrappers nicked at the edges. Two of the dustwrappers are price-clipped and one has tape marks on the reverse. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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      XIV OLYMPIAD LONDON 1948. SIGNED BY CHARLES C. WILCOTT LISTED IN THE INDEX AS TAKING PART IN RAPID SHOOTING. Thick 4to, approximately 290 x 220 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, 580 pages, portrait frontispiece of King George VI, many action photographic illustrations, original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering and picture to upper cover. Slight rubbing to cloth binding, uneven fading to spine, pale foxing to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. Charles C. Wilcott's ink signature on endpaper and title page. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The hound of heaven

      A R Mowbray and Co , 1951. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. 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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      New York: Random House, 1951. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Near fine in slightly spine-toned at least very good dustwrapper with tiny nicks at the spine corners and a little overall age-toning. Signed by Auden on the titlepage.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Sumptibus Pontificii Instituti Biblici, ROMA 1951 - INTERLINGUE Firma appartenenza all'antiporta, in greco e latino, pagine leggermente ingiallite da fattore tempo, bordi laterali ondulati, tagli rossi, a fine volume carta geografica ripiegata, dal frontespizio alle successive 18 pagine angoli inferiori stropicciati, rilegatura in tutta tela marrone, con titoli d'oro al piatto ed al dorso, leggermente scolorita e con usura ai bordi e lungo i morsi

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      Harcourt, Brace and Company (1951), New York - His fourth book. INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper and SIGNED by the poet "For Joanne, from a poem about a very/different sort of Woman's College girl/Randall Jarrell" below Jarrell's handwritten last stanza of a poem in the book, "A Girl in a Library": Don't cry, little peasant. Sit and dream.One comes, a finger’s width beneath your skin,To the braided maidens singing as they spin;There sound the shepherd's pipe, the watchman's rattleAcross the short dark distance of the years.I am a thought of yours: and yet, you do not think.The firelight of a long, blind, dreaming storyLingers upon your lips; and I have seenFirm, fixed forever in your closing eyes,The Corn King beckoning to his Spring Queen. Light soiling and wear at bottom of boards. Very Good in a supplied Fine dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A une sérénité crispée

      Gallimard 1951 - - Gallimard, Paris 1951, 19x24cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 11 Madagascar. Ouvrage illustré de vignettes dessinées par Louis Fernandez. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 35 numbered copies on Holland paper, leading after 11 Madagascar. Book illustrated with vignettes drawn by Louis Fernandez. Beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Foundation trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation) first edition set

      Gnome Press 1951-1953 - Isaac Asimov (1951-53) ‘Foundation’ trilogy, US first editions, first printings, first states, published by Gnome Press. The set is comprised of: 1) ‘Foundation’ (1951), CURREY (A) Dark blue cloth with red lettering on spine. Galaxy on front cover. Words on spine horizontal. Boards are 21 cm high. Sheets measure 20.3 x 13.5 cm and are 1.9 cm across the top. Spaceships colored blue on front cover. Rear flaps feature Journey to Infinity and Typewriter in the Sky and Fear. Back cover: 3 titles plus forthcoming Fantasy Calendar for 1952. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, N. Y. 3 Condition: near fine in like dust jacket. Jacket with light wear to extremities, not price clipped. 2) ‘Foundation and Empire’ (1952), Currey (A) Red boards with black lettering lettering on spine. Released 1952. Galaxy symbol on front boards. “Gnome Press” on spine measures 2.2 cm across, sheets bulk 1.8 cm. Four-color cover with “A new science fiction novel by ISAAC ASIMOV” across front cover. Front flap says GNOME PRESS/NEW YORK. Back cover: Rear flap has DON’T MISS THE FIRST BOOK! printed in red. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, N. Y. 3 Condition: Very good in like dust jacket. The rear board has slight glue residue from the patched dust jacket’s tape. This could probably be cleaned up, but best not to tinker with it. Dust jacket had two long tears which were patched with cello-tape. This has left a dark area where the tape was attached at the front and reverse. 3) ‘Second Foundation’ (1953), CURREY (A) blue boards with brown lettering on spine. 1953 binding. Back cover: 25 titles. Gnome Press address given as 80 East 11th Street, N. Y. 3. Condition: near fine in like dust jacket. All three volumes are free of previous owners' inscription, stamps, bookplates etc. No foxing whatsoever. A beautiful set. The only real flaw is the patched dust jacket of 'Foundation and Empire'. However, we include Isaac Asimov’s autobiography which is signed on the title page (Please note that none of the Foundation books is signed), and price very competitively. Abebooks allows only five pictures to be uploaded. Please get in touch as we have over 20 images showcasing the set; thank you! A landmark science fiction series for which Asimov is best remembered alongside ‘I, Robot’. The ‘Foundation’ trilogy won the special 1966 Hugo as best series of all-time beating Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy to Asimov’s own astonishment. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Green Hills Of Earth (Signed Copy)

      Chicago, IL: Shasta Press. NF. 1951. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Dearly Departed Books]
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        Documents of Near East Diplomatic History.

      New York, Near and Middle East Studies, School of International Affairs, Columbia University, 1951. - 4to. XV, 332 pp. Published as a typescript printed on one side. Original cloth. An invaluable collection of primary source documents, mostly in English (a few in French), related to international relations and the Middle East. The volume is composed as an aid to students at Columbia University, using documents available from that library only, covering nearly every nation in the Middle East and their relations with European nations. Topics include the texts of commercial and territorial treaties (including regarding the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits), Napoleon's proclamation to the Egyptians, territorial negotiations, proclamations of goodwill and protection of foreign merchants, the Suez Canal concession, regulations for colonies in the region, the Baghdad railroad, the mandate for Palestine, World War I and World War II regional restructuring discussions, etc. Most documents are from the 19th and 20th centuries, with the earliest being "Capitulation with France of February 1535", and the most recent, "Nationalization of the Oil Industry in Iran, 2-30 May 1951." A brief commentary is provided before each document describing context and significance. These papers represent an enormously important work for scholars, students, historians and diplomats, bringing together, as they do, such core reference material. In 1956, Hurewitz would expand this collection to the two-volume publication "Diplomacy in the Near and Middle East: a documentary record". - J. C. Hurewitz (1914-2008) did his graduate work at Columbia, making what was then an unusual decision to concentrate on the Middle East. He worked for the Near East section of the OSS during World War II, then worked successively at the State Department, as a political adviser on Palestine to the President’s cabinet and for the UN secretariat. As a Professor, Hurewitz began studying Middle Eastern politics in 1950, before the field had emerged as an academic discipline. From 1970 until his retirement in 1984, he was director of Columbia's Middle East Institute. - Handwritten ownership (dated Washington, October 1952) on half-title; later in the collection of the professor of oriental studies and Brandeis librarian Miroslav Krek (1924-2014), with his ownership stamp on the reverse. OCLC 5749457. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Memoirs: Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique: 1951

      Institut royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique - Hardcover; Mixed language; No jacket; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; Ex-library; ex-library reading copy; large format ex-university reference library book containing several works: Les Stromatoporoides du Devonien Moyen et Superieur du Bassin de Dinant by Marius Lecompte; Les Poissons Tertiaires de la Belgique by Maurice Leriche; numerous full-page plates; HEAVY BOOK(S) 4.5kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        The Lost Childhood and Other Essays (Signed First)

      Eyre & Spottiswoode 1951 - First edition, first impression. An excellent association copy, warmly signed and inscribed to the ffep by Graham Greene to his psychiatrist, Dr E. B. Strauss: ‘For Eric Strauss / with affection / from Graham Greene’. Strauss founded the Department of Psychological Medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, in the 1930s. During his 21 years there he fostered and promoted the growth of the department from its early infancy to full maturity. “Eric Strauss of St. Bartholomew’s – whom he had sporadically visited during the suicidal crises prompted by his love for Catherine Walston - [counseled] Graham against analysis, as a process liable to deplete his talent - Strauss for his part formed an attachment to the patient.” (Shirley Hazzard quoted in Edwards, Mood Spectrum in Graham Greene, 1929-1949). Sherry (v2) quotes a letter from Evelyn Waugh to Lady Diana Cooper, upon Strauss’ death in 1961: ‘[Greene’s] alienist Dr Strauss kicked the bucket last week. No one to keep an eye on him now.’ Near Fine: tight and square binding in sharp grey cloth; bright gilt lettering to the backstrip; some tiny faint spots close to the top-edge of each board; unfaded publisher’s red topstain, lightly spotted; a few tiny sporadic spots to the edge of the page block and rear endpapers; Strauss’ bookplate to the front pastedown; the very occasional isolated mark, but overall, an excellent copy. The unclipped dustwrapper is Near Fine: bright and vibrant with vivid red colouring and no fading; a trace of dustiness and light handling marks to the rear panel; lightly rubbed to the spine tips and corners; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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      1951 - POST-WWII, 1951 SCRAPBOOK OF BLACK SOLDIERS SOMEWHERE IN JAPAN. Was apparently prepared by a Japanese lady for a Black soldier who was a dear friend. Contains many photographs (mostly small, wallet sized, b&w) of soldiers, Japanese women (often named) and scenes military camp life. This may have been Okinawa. Mostly in good condition but a few pages have photos cut out or loose photos. Unusual visual documentation of soldier life immediately after WW II. The photos often have annotations. Uncommon. $500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ELVIN MONTGOMERY]
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        Pony Cart, from Summer’s Children

      Morgan & Morgan, Summer’s Children: A Photographic Cycle of Art at Camp, Scarsdale, New York 1951 - Vintage gelatin silver print, negative ca. 1940-50, printed probably by 1951. 39 x 45.2 cm (15-3/8 x 17-3/4 in.), flush-mounted to art board. Titled and annotated in pencil on the verso, with the artist’s hand stamp and “Barbara Morgan – Lensgroup” 424 Madison Avenue stamp (twice). In very good condition, pinprick tack holes at extreme edges, a few generally negligible scuffs and scratches on the print surface, residues of archival hinging tape center edges verso, with a polished mahogany frame 23-3/4 x 26 x 1-1/2 in. After the publication of Summer’s Children in 1951, the New York Public Library mounted an exhibition the next year of a selection of its photographs with “varied panel layouts” (Morgan, Aperture, op. cit., p. [40]). George Eastman House in Rochester followed in 1955 with an exhibition featuring “enlargements with pictorial mobiles” (ibid.), and the Kodak Photographic Information Center at Grand Central Terminal in New York City held yet another significant showing in 1956. The present print was possibly Morgan’s studio copy (with tack holes and lacking her usual signature on a print made for others), and it may relate to these exhibitions, as the penciled annotations on the verso include what may be exhibition numbers and, after the title, the words “(See dup. – mural).” Notwithstanding these prominent exhibitions, Morgan’s book, lauded for her design, remained her preferred presentation. The page of the book (captioned lower right “EVENING BARN CHORES”) on which this image appears exemplifies her juxtapositions. The present image, occupying the principal space of the page upper right, is balanced and reinforced by the right-hand fragment of another image bleeding into the upper left gutter and the detail of a third image cropped into a parallelogram bleeding into the bottom left corner and bottom edge. Berenice Abbot’s review in American Photography observed (op. cit., p. 679): “The creative layout simply fulfills and extends the meaning of the photographs. It derives from the rhythm and mood of the pictures themselves. The variety of each double spread does not destroy the continuity and movement of the book as a whole but builds the necessary dynamic quality, convincing testimony that this is a genuine photographic book. It is also testimony to the ability of Barbara Morgan who designed the layout, typography, jacket and format to best accommodate her pictures. This live sense of structure is organic and lets the full statement of the photographs come through to the spectator – which is all that cropping and layout are supposed to accomplish.” Published: Morgan, Barbara Brooks, Summer’s Children: A Photographic Cycle of Art at Camp, Scarsdale, New York: Morgan & Morgan, 1951, p. 74. References: Abbot, Berenice, “Summer’s Children – New, Refreshing, Affirmative,” American Photography (Minneapolis: American Photographic Publishing Company), vol. 45 (November 1951), pp. 678-79. Knappe, Brett, Barbara Morgan’s Photographic Interpretation of American Culture, 1935-1980, doctoral dissertation, Kress Foundation Department of the History of Art and the Faculty of the Graduate School, University of Kansas, 2008. Morgan, Barbara, “Barbara Morgan,” Aperture (Rochester: Aperture, Inc.), vol. 11, no. 1 (1964). Provenance: with James Danziger Gallery, New York City (exhibition: Barbara Morgan: A Retrospective, February and March 1999)

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      Paris: Flammarion, 1951. BROSSURA. BUONO. 16 22. LES GRANDES BIOGRAPHIES USATO

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        Shropshire A Shell Guide

      First edition. 4to., original yellow cloth, dust jacket. London, Faber & Faber.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Le hussard sur le toit. - Le bonheur fou. - Angelo

      - Gallimard, Paris 1951-1957-1958, 14,5x21,5cm, 3 volumes reliés. - edizione originale, una delle 210 copie numerate su pergamena filo puro, edizione di lusso dopo 35 Olanda. Associazione a bradel motivi vegetali di carta pieno, colonna vertebrale liscia marocco parte color cioccolato del titolo, coperture conservati, dorato. L'invio autografo datata e firmata da Jean Giono di Madame Alméras. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, un des 210 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, tirage de tête après 35 Hollande pour chacun des volumes. Reliures à la bradel en plein papier à motifs végétaux, dos lisses, pièces de titre de maroquin marron chocolat, premiers plats de couvertures conservés, têtes dorées. Envois autographes datés et signés de Jean Giono à madame Alméras sur chacun des volumes. "Le Bonheur fou" et "Angelo" sont enrichis d'une lettre autographe signée d'une page de Jean Giono présentant notamment ses voeux pour l'année 1967 à venir et l'année 1968 qui débute. Bel ensemble, établi en reliure uniforme, de cette magistrale trilogie de Jean Giono.

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        Australia. Prepared by Authority of the Honourable the Minister of State for the Interior. Scale 1:253,440 .

      'Prepared by the National Mapping Section, Department of the Interior . Reproduced by Royal Australian Survey Corps', [Canberra] 1951 - One map on four sheets, printed surface of each sheet 703 x 955 mm (when joined together, the sheets form a map measuring around 5' x 7' in imperial terms); the sheets are numbered 1-4 (left to right, top then bottom), with the publisher's reference 'AHQ / AO-12 / 0221' printed in the left-hand bottom margin. Four single sheets, as issued; minimal cockling and a few trifling blemishes to some unprinted margins; an excellent set. The states are printed en bloc in different colours; Tasmania appears on the third sheet as an inset (239 x 239 mm). This very large and detailed map shows 'homesteads, minor settlements, Aboriginal reserves, stock routes, highways, principal and other roads, railways, principal civil aerodromes' (Trove), with relief shown by spot heights. We have recently unearthed a small quantity of these maps. Purchasers of the full set may avail themselves of a special offer on a first-come first-served basis: additional copies of the fourth sheet (the south-eastern portion) may be had for $100 each. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Le Satyricon.

      Grand in-folio en ff. sous chemise cartonnée illustrée (emboîtage défectueux), 290 pp. 33 burins originaux hors-texte et 43 ornements sur bois dans le texte. Les 33 burins furent gravés en 1934 sur un projet d'Ambroise Vollard. Cet ouvrage fut réalisé en 1951 aux dépens d'un amateur et sous la direction d'André Derain. Le texte, traduit par Héguin de Guerle, a été composé à la main et les ornements, gravés sur bois par Paul Baudier, ont été imprimés sur les presses de Marthe Fequet et Pierre Baudier. Les gravures au burin ont été tirées par Georges Leblanc, imprimeur en taille-douce. Tiré à deux cent quatre-vingts exemplaires sur grand vélin d'arches, celui-ci un des 50 exemplaires comportant une suite complète des burins sur vélin Richard de Bas et une suite en noir des ornements sur Malacca teinté, numérotés de 71 à 120 (N° 103).

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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Light soiling and wear at bottom of boards. Very Good in a supplied Fine dustwrapper. His fourth book. INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper and SIGNED by the poet "For Joanne, from a poem about a very/different sort of Woman's College girl/Randall Jarrell" below Jarrell's handwritten last stanza of a poem in the book, "A Girl in a Library":Don't cry, little peasant. Sit and dream.One comes, a finger

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        FILMS IN REVIEW Lot of 334 ISSUES Near Complete Run 1955-1987 Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn to Star Wars

      This is a large run of the great, influential film journal FILMS IN REVIEW. 334 ISSUES, consisting of a few random issues from 1951 through 1954, a NEAR COMPLETE RUN from 1955 through 1987 (33 years), and a few issues from 1988. Each issue is different, each has a great photograph on the front cover. Includes issues with cover photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, Star Wars, Ursula Andress, Tuesday Weld, Liv Ullmann, and many, many others. A list of all the issues is below so that you can determine exactly what this lot contains. Softcovers, side stapled, 5.5x7.5 inches, approximately 60 pages per issue. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs of stars, directors and film scenes. The issues are in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition, there are some with wear to the spine fold, some with some edge wear and small cover scrapes, but all are complete, with their covers, and remain tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A well kept collection. Here are the issues: Miscellaneous Issues: 1951 Volume II Number 10; 1952 V. III N. 4 and N. 10; 1953 V. IV N. 10; 1954 Vol. V, N. 5 and 10. (6 total miscellaneous issues) Near Complete Run 1955-1987 Volumes VI through XXXVIII (33 Years). Published 10 times per year. A near complete run for these 33 years, lacking 6 issues. LACKING THE FOLLOWING SIX ISSUES from this 330 Issue run: 1956 Volume VII Number 6; 1957 Volume VIII Number 3; 1959 Volume X Number 9; 1960 Volume XI Number 8; 1962 Volume XIII Number 9; 1982 Volume XXXIII Number 7. (324 issues in this 1955-1987 run). Partial Year 1988: Volume XXXIX, Numbers 2 through 5. (4 issues from 1988). Altogether this is one of the largest, well kept runs of FILMS IN REVIEW that I have seen. A true critical history of important films of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Will not sell individual issues, only to be sold as a lot, hopefully to someone who wants to keep this as an archive of film history. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot of 334 issues will be very HEAVY to ship, weighing approximately 70 pounds, and will require SUBSTANTIAL additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me in advance to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks. Very Good .

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      Random House, New York 1951 - First edition. Near fine in slightly spine-toned at least very good dustwrapper with tiny nicks at the spine corners and a little overall age-toning. Signed by Auden on the titlepage. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Le diable et le bon dieu

      - Paris 1951, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle ottanta copie numerate su laid Olanda, capo del pareggio. Spuntini ai piedi della parte posteriore, altrimenti molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des quatre-vingt exemplaires numérotés sur vergé de Hollande, tirage de tête.  Petite restauration au pied du dos, sinon très bel exemplaire. 

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      Standard printing establisment 1951 - - Standard printing establisment, Port-Louis 1951, 12,5x17cm, relié. - Edition originale imprimée à 400 exemplaires numérotés. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, filet doré sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier marron, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Malcolm de Chazal à Roger Caillois que Malcolm a erronément orthographié Roger Callois. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition printed in 400 numbered copies. Binding half . Precious autograph signed by Malcolm de Chazal Roger Caillois. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FASTER THAN THOUGHT: The Ferranti Nimrod Digital Computer. A brief survey of the field of digital computing with specific reference to the Ferranti Nimrod computer.

      Hollinwood, Lancashire: Ferranti Ltd. 1951. First edition of the first book devoted to a computer game. First edition of the first book devoted to a computer game. Publisher's original olive green stapled card covers, printed in black. 12mo. 40pp. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm with light rubbing at the extremities, the contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. With the original Science Exhibition Festival of Britain bookmark loosely laid in. Very scarce institutionally and in commerce. The first book devoted to a computer game, the Ferranti Nimrod launched and was available for purchase at the 1951 Festival of Britain. The computer ran a digital version of ‘NIM', the ancient logic game which member's of the public were encouraged to play and at least one of which, Dr. Alan Turing emerged victorious. The booklet suggests capabilities for the Nimrod far beyond the computer game. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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      Piers Court "July 31st" 1951 - One page of folded headed letter-paper, written on both sides, to Basil Bennett (though the salutation is "Dear Wallis"), requesting information on military protocol as research for Men at Arms, the first of the Sword of Honour trilogy. "It is vy hard for a failing memory to recall what happened twelve years ago. Could you be vy kind and supply a further pieces of information. I make an officer of the Rifle Brigade go to dinner in another mess for a quiet night. Is this correct for Dec 1939? Are your patrols as I think dark green with black patent leather pouches on the back? Have these pouches a special name?." Basil Bennett (1894-1966) was stationed at Sherborne with Waugh during the war. Bennett's father owned the Hyde Park Hotel and when, after the war, Bennett became manager there, it became a frequent watering hole of Waugh's. Both men remained good friends and Bennett became Godfather to Waugh's third daughter, Harriet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Dam Busters. With a Foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Tedder. IN FULL MOROCCO WITH THEME TOOLING

      Evans Brothers, 1951. 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and 17 plates on 12; handsomely bound in blue full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and third compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a propeller, hand-made endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. The moving story of RAF Bomber Command's most famous squadron and Operation CHASTISE, arguably the most famous air exploit of WWII. This book formed the basis of Michael Anderson's classic feature film (1954) of the same name starring Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd and Nigel Stock. The stirring 'Dam Busters March', written by Eric Coates as the theme to the movie, was almost immediately adopted as an official march of the Royal Air Force. Enser, p.64; Mulholland & Jordan B121

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