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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]

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        PSAUMES. GRAVURES AU BURIN PAR CECILE REIMS.

      EDITIONS ARTS DU MONDE. 1951 - IN-FOLIO (26,5 x 34 X 3,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) NON PAGINE DE 14 CAHIERS (56 PAGES), SOUS COUVERTURE CREME REMPLIEE, TITRE IMPRIME EN NOIR, CHEMISE ET ETUI CARTONNES DE L'EDITEUR. TEXTE EN HEBREU ET EN FRANCAIS, PRECEDE D'UNE INTRODUCTION PAR RAYMOND COGNIAT. ILLUSTRE DE 11 GRAVURES EN NOIR, UNE VIGNETTE DE TITRE ET 10 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE. PREMIER ET UNIQUE TIRAGE LIMITE A 400 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES, TOUS SUR VELIN DE RIVES, CELUI-CI PORTANT LE NUMERO 398. BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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        POST-WWII, 1951 SCRAPBOOK OF BLACK SOLDIERS SOMEWHERE IN JAPAN.

      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]

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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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        BOCCACE

      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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        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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        Nones

      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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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. 

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Petrusmok

      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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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      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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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown and Company, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1951. Third Printing of the First Edition. Matching dates on the title and copyright pages. Black cloth boards. First issue book club jacket with the author's photo at the rear panel. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots, bookplate, name in pen. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, short tear. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        Tuning for Speed. How to increase the Performance of a Standard Motorcycle Engine for Racing and Competition Work

      London, Temple Press, 1951 (second edition)/ 1948. Octavo, viii, 202, ix-xxii (pictorial advertisements) pages with numerous line illustrations. Papered boards (with an advertisement printed on the rear cover) a little rubbed and fingermarked; minor signs of use, confined mainly to two openings (one with a short relevant numerical annotation in ink on one page); a very good copy. Inscribed and signed 'To Eddie Thomas in appreciation of some nice vehicles which he has constructed. PE Irving 9/9/57'. Philip Edward Irving (1903-1992) was an Australian automotive engineer 'whose 60-year international career included the creation of landmark designs for both motorcycles and cars'. These include the Vincent motorcycle and the Repco-Brabham Formula One engines. Eddie Thomas, a well-known Victorian speedway driver in the 1940s and a pioneering drag racer in the 1960s, was an automotive engineer who opened the Eddie Thomas Speed Shop in the late 1950s (and is he still going in January 2015). An inscription of this nature from someone of the stature of Phil Irving is very high praise indeed ....

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        A SIGNED LETTER FROM MAJOR GENERAL CLAIRE L. CHENNAULT, RET.TO A FAN, ON HIS CIV

      - Taipei 1951, Civil Air Transport[CAT]. A typed letter,folded two times, 21.5 x 27.7 cm., on CAT stationery, boldly signed in blue pen by Chennault, very clean good condition, corners minor part missing, rust mark from old paper clip. R A R E ! *** *** *** . . . A GROUP OF TWO RARE ITEMS . . . AN ORIGINAL CHENNAULT SIGNED LETTER & ENVELOPE . . * This is a very RARE letter signed by Major General Claire L. Chennault, Retired. Signed Chennault items are exceptionally rare and seldom surface. . Chennault was the leader of the "A.V.G." ["AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP"] later to be known as the "FLYING TIGERS." . *** . THE GROUP: . a. CONTENTS OF THE LETTER: Chennault acknowledges the request of the sender from New York, Mr. Boyce to sign a photograph that was sent to Chennault. . Then Mr. Boyce asked Chennault to talk a bit about his "most dangerous experience during the war" [World War II in China]. . Chennault answers: "With regard to your question about my most dangerous experience during the war, I cannot recall that I had any particularly dangerous experiences although I took more than one hundred Jap bombing raids -usually in the open so I could observe their tactical methods." . Chennault says: "Wishing you every success in your medial training, I am Most Sincerely, signature of Chennault C.L. Chennault Major General, Retired U.S. Army" . * The letter is typed on CAT company stationery, with the name shown in both English & Chinese. The letter is typed on "Extra Strong" bonded paper, showing that watermark. . *** CONDITION OF THE LETTER: The letter is by and large very clean, solid and folded twice. There are three corners that are lacking a very tiny part of the paper, please see a photo posted to our website if any questions. Otherwise the letter is clean, a bit of old 'toning' to the lower folded area. . **** b. THE AIRMAIL ENVELOPE: The envelope addressed to Mr. Boyce in New York shows a typed "C.L. Chennault, Maj. Gen. Retired." Then "CAT INCORPORATED" is printed on the envelope, followed by a typed: "Taipeh, Taiwan" all in the upper left corner. There are two 200 Taiwan dollar stamps in the upper right corner, with a round date and "Taipeh" stamped. In the lower corner are typed: "SD-22 5M 11-50." The envelope is in excellent condition. . *** This is a superbly fascinating letter from Chennault. Although he actually flew on several personal combat missions, chasing Japanese Air Force airplanes, he dismisses this with a cavalier gesture and focuses on his standing in the open on an airfield either in Kunming or Guilin, where he commonly studied the Japanese Air Force tactics while his air base too incoming Japanese bombing ! . *** CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT [CAT] [Taiwan]: CAT was created by Claire Chennault and Whiting Willauer in 1946 as Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (CNRRA) Air Transport. CAT was the personal company of Chennault and his Chinese wife, Anna [Chen Xiangmei] a young reporter for the Central News Agency whom he married on December 2, 1947. She became one of the Republic of China's chief lobbyists in Washington, D.C. . Chennault, who, unlike Joseph Stilwell, had a high opinion of Chiang Kai-shek, advocated international support for Asian anti-communist movements. Returning to China, Chennault purchased several surplus military aircraft and created the CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT [CAT]. This company was later known as "AIR AMERICA" after its purchase by the CIA, that supported United States covert operations throughout East and Southeast Asia. . By 1950, following the defeat of Chiang's forces and their retreat to Taiwan, the airline faced financial difficulties. The CIA formed a private Delaware corporation called Airdale Corporation, which formed a subsidiary called CAT, Inc. The subsidiary corporation purchased nominal shares of the Civil Air Transport. CAT maintained a civilian appearance by flying scheduled passenger flights while simultaneously using other aircraft in its fleet to fly covert

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        Foundation (with) Foundation and Empire (with) Second Foundation

      New York: Gnome Press, 1951, 1952, 1953, New York - An Attractive Set Of The True First Editions, All In First State Bindings And First Issue Dust Jackets (Priced $2.75, Not Price-Clipped), Without Any Writing Or Marks, One Inscribed By Asimov. Foundation: Gnome Press (1951) Near Fine Book, No Marks Or Damage, Stated "First Edition" In First State Binding Of Blue Cloth With Red Lettering, Sheets Bulk 1.9 Cm Across The Top; Black Dustjacket With Red, Blue White And Yellow, By Kyle, Is Vg+, First State With Three Books And Calendar Discussed On Back Panel, Wear With Minute Paper Loss At Corners And Tips, Very Light Wear At Edges, 1" Mostly Closed Tear Along Top Front Spine Fold (Not Very Noticeable), 1 1/2" Closed Tear And Associated Wrinkle At Upper Left Corner Of Front Panel. Very Slight Fading To Red Lettering On Spine, Otherwise All Panels Are Clean And Bright. Foundation And Empire: Gnome Press (1952), Near Fine, Stated "First Edition", First State Of Red Boards Lettered In Black, Publisher's Imprint On Spine Measuring 2.2 Cm. Across, Sheets Bulk 1.8 Cm. Across Top, Near Fine W/Slight Rubbing At Corners; Vg + / Near Fine First Issue Multicolor Dj By Ed Cartier, 26 Titles On Rear Panel, With Light Wear At Corners, No Chipping Or Losses, Entirely Closed 3/4" Tear To Top Of Front Panel Near Flap Fold, 5/8" Closed Tear At Top Of Rear Panel, 1/4" Closed Tear At Bottom Of Front Flap Fold. Second Foundation: A Remarkably Attractive First Edition, First Binding Of Blue Boards Lettered In Brown, With First Issue Yellow Dustjacket. Book Has Just A Touch Of Wear At Points Of Tips And Small Areas Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine; Dj Is Near New, Not Price Clipped, Unworn Except For A Short Rub Along Front Spine Fold Near The Bottom, With A 1/8" Deep, 1/4" Long Loss Along The Top Of The Rear Panel With A 1/4" Associated Closed Tear, A 1/8" Closed Tear At Bottom Of Rear Panel, And A Tiny Chip At Bottom Of Front Flap Fold. Inscribed To A Fan By Isaac Asimov At A Sf Convention Circa 1956. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A SIGNED LETTER FROM MAJOR GENERAL CLAIRE L. CHENNAULT, RET.TO A FAN, ON HIS CIV

      Taipei 1951, Civil Air Transport[CAT]. A typed letter,folded two times, 21.5 x 27.7 cm., on CAT stationery, boldly signed in blue pen by Chennault, very clean good condition, corners minor part missing, rust mark from old paper clip. R A R E ! *** ***A GROUP OF TWO RARE ITEMSAN ORIGINAL CHENNAULT SIGNED LETTER & ENVELOPEThis is a very RARE letter signed by Major General Claire L. Chennault, Retired. Signed Chennault items are exceptionally rare and seldom surface. Chennault was the leader of the "A.V.G." ["AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP"] later to be known as the "FLYING TIGERS."THE GROUP: a. CONTENTS OF THE LETTER: Chennault acknowledges the request of the sender from New York, Mr. Boyce to sign a photograph that was sent to Chennault. Then Mr. Boyce asked Chennault to talk a bit about his "most dangerous experience during the war" [World War II in China]. Chennault answers: "With regard to your question about my most dangerous experience during the war, I cannot recall that I had any particularly dangerous experiences although I took more than one hundred Jap bombing raids -usually in the open so I could observe their tactical methods." Chennault says: "Wishing you every success in your medial training, I am Most Sincerely, signature of Chennault C.L. Chennault Major General, Retired U.S. Army" The letter is typed on CAT company stationery, with the name shown in both English & Chinese. The letter is typed on "Extra Strong" bonded paper, showing that watermark. CONDITION OF THE LETTER: The letter is by and large very clean, solid and folded twice. There are three corners that are lacking a very tiny part of the paper, please see a photo posted to our website if any questions. Otherwise the letter is clean, a bit of old 'toning' to the lower folded area. b. THE AIRMAIL ENVELOPE: The envelope addressed to Mr. Boyce in New York shows a typed "C.L. Chennault, Maj. Gen. Retired." Then "CAT INCORPORATED" is printed on the envelope, followed by a typed: "Taipeh, Taiwan" all in the upper left corner. There are two 200 Taiwan dollar stamps in the upper right corner, with a round date and "Taipeh" stamped. In the lower corner are typed: "SD-22 5M 11-50." The envelope is in excellent condition. This is a superbly fascinating letter from Chennault. Although he actually flew on several personal combat missions, chasing Japanese Air Force airplanes, he dismisses this with a cavalier gesture and focuses on his standing in the open on an airfield either in Kunming or Guilin, where he commonly studied the Japanese Air Force tactics while his air base too incoming Japanese bombing ! CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT [CAT] [Taiwan]: CAT was created by Claire Chennault and Whiting Willauer in 1946 as Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (CNRRA) Air Transport. CAT was the personal company of Chennault and his Chinese wife, Anna [Chen Xiangmei] a young reporter for the Central News Agency whom he married on December 2, 1947. She became one of the Republic of China's chief lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Chennault, who, unlike Joseph Stilwell, had a high opinion of Chiang Kai-shek, advocated international support for Asian anti-communist movements. Returning to China, Chennault purchased several surplus military aircraft and created the CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT [CAT]. This company was later known as "AIR AMERICA" after its purchase by the CIA, that supported United States covert operations throughout East and Southeast Asia. By 1950, following the defeat of Chiang's forces and their retreat to Taiwan, the airline faced financial difficulties. The CIA formed a private Delaware corporation called Airdale Corporation, which formed a subsidiary called CAT, Inc. The subsidiary corporation purchased nominal shares of the Civil Air Transport. CAT maintained a civilian appearance by flying scheduled passenger flights while simultaneously using other aircraft in its fleet to fly covert missions. These surplus aircraft facilitated aid to Nationalist China during the struggle against Chinese Communists in the late 1940s, and were later used in supply missions to French forces in Indochina and the Kuomintang occupation of northern Burma throughout the mid-and late-1950s, providing support for the Thai police force. This same force supplied the intelligence community and others during the Vietnam conflict. Chinese Civil War[edit]During the Chinese Civil War, under contract with the Chinese Nationalist government and later the Central Intelligence Agency, CAT flew supplies and ammunition into China to assist Kuomintang forces on the Chinese mainland, primarily using C-47 and C-46 aircraft. With the defeat of the Kuomintang in 1949, CAT helped to evacuate thousands of Chinese to Taiwan. In 1951, retired Major General Chennault testified and provided written statements to the Senate Joint Committee on Armed Forces and Foreign Relations, which was investigating the causes of the fall of China in 1949 to Communist forces. Together with Army General Albert C. Wedemeyer, Navy Vice Admiral Oscar C. Badger II, and others, Chennault stated that the Truman administration's arms embargo was a key factor in the loss of morale to the Nationalist armies. Chennault advocated changes in the way foreign aid was distributed, encouraged the U.S. Congress to focus on individualized aid assistance with specific goals, with close monitoring by U.S. advisers. This viewpoint may have reflected his experiences during the Chinese Civil War, where officials of the Kuomintang and semi-independent army officers diverted aid intended for the Nationalist armies. Shortly before his death, Chennault was asked to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee of the Congress. When a committee member asked him who won the Korean War, his response was blunt: "The Communists." The above 3 paragraphs extracted from Wikipedia, see below for more references. LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY [LOA] This item comes with an original signed LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY [LOA] by the auctioneer and the lead authenticator. REFERENCES: CHENNAULT, Claire L.: WAY OF A FIGHTER. CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT [CAT]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Air_Transport Chennault: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Lee_Chennault CHENNAULT, Anna. BIOGRAPHY OF A MARRIAGE. CHENNAULT, Anna. CHENNAULT AND THE FLYING TIGERS. CHENNAULT, Anna. THE EDUCATION OF ANNA. CHENNAULT, Anna. A THOUSAND SPRINGS: The Biography of a Marriage. NOTE: Please see our website for other items by, about Chennault, the "A.V.G". & "FLYING TIGERS," books by his Anna Chennault, his Chinese wife. also many signed "FLYING TIGERS" fighter pilots books, and other related items. .

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        Prince Caspian

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition, first printing.Publisher's dark blue cloth with silver titles to spine. Very Good. Front board lightly marked, spine cloth slightly faded, corners lightly bumped and lean to spine. In a Very Good dust jacket with toning to the spine and rear panel, light edge wear with faint chipping at corners and spine ends, and a 1.5-inch tear at the front flap fold with associated creasing across the bottom of the front panel; publisher's price of 10s 6d net intact. The second book in the Narnia series.

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        Address of the President at the Opening of the Conference on the Japanese Peace Treaty September 4, 1951

      White House Christmas 1951 - Octavo, 12pp, orange morocco spine, tan paper boards, gilt lettering on spine and presidential seal on front board. Limited Edition of 60 were produced by the White House, of which this is number 6. Personal inscription on front flyleaf. This edition was inscribed to Treasury Secretary John W. Snyder. The inscription reads: "To Hon. John W. Snyder with every good wish for a happy Christmas. Harry Truman. December 25, 1951." Secretary Snyder was appointed by President Truman in 1946. He was a lifelong friend of Truman, so after his appointment, critics complained of cronyism. Snyder was a conservative businessman, with strong beliefs on reducing the federal debt and keeping interest rates low. He served until the end of the Truman administration in 1953, after which he retired. He passed away in 1985. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Årstidene. Brev fra Kjørkelvik. 1.-4. årgang. Hefte 1-13 i 10 dele. [Det udkomne].

      1951 1951 - Oslo: Forfatterns forlag 1951-55. Tilsammen c. 1050 sider. Rent og velholdt ubesksåret sæt med bred margin indbundet med alle orig. foromslag i 3 smukke private halvlæderbind af grøn oaseged med guldtryk på ryggene. Bindene signeret Ole Olsen 1978 Co'libri. * Johansen & Væth s. 18.

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        Niedersächisches Ministerialblatt in 74 Bänden

      Schlütersche, Hannover, 1951-1999 (es fehlt 1980 und 1998, je Band 2). Je Band ca. 800- 1000 S., Halbleinen, später Kunststoffeinbände, quart - vorhanden sind: 1951 / 1952 / 1953 / 1954 / 1955 (Teil 1/2) / 1956 / 1957 / 1958 / 1959 1960 / 1961 / 1962 / 1963 / 1964 / 1965 / 1966 / 1967 / 1968 / 1969 / 1970 / 1971 / 1972 / 1973 / 1974 (Teil 1/2) / 1975 (Teil 1/2) / 1976 (Teil 1/2) / 1977 (Teil 1/2) 1978 (Teil 1/2) / 1979 (Teil 1/2) / 1980 (Teil 1) / 1981 (Teil 1/2) / 1982 (Teil 1/2) / 1983 (Teil 1/2/) / 1984 (Teil 1/2) / 1985 (Teil 1/2) / 1986 (Teil 1/2) / 1987 (Teil 1/2) / 1988 (Teil 1/2) / 1989 (Teil 1) / 1990 (Teil 1/2) / 1991 (Teil 1/2) / 1992 (Teil 1/2) / 1993 (Teil 1/2) / 1994 (Teil 1/2) / 1995 (Teil 1/2) / 1996 (Teil1/2) / 1997 (Teil 1/2) / 1998 (Teil 1/2) / 1999 -

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        That Kind of Party, as printed in, Princeton University Library Chronicle, The F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917 issue, Volume XII, Number 4, Summer 1951. Octavo.

      Friends of Library Princeton. Princeton 1951 - Original green illustrated wrappers. Rather scarce Princeton publication to be found in original wrappers. Includes hitherto unpublished short story by Fitzgerald, as well as short essay titled: The Death of My Father. Very Good plus with mild shelf wear and few words in red pencil at top front wrap. 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HISTOIRE LIVRE VII POLYMNIE

      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1951 - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE In francese e greco, testo tradotto da Ph.E.Legrand, pagine ancora intonse e leggermente ingiallite da fattore tempo rimanendo comunque in buonissimo stato di conservazione, tagli laterali non ben rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, con piccolo fregio tipografico e titoli neri al piatto, titoli al dorso, dorso che è leggermente brunito e con alcune piccole macchie, bordi leggermente stanchi

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        The Green Hills of Earth

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1951. First Edition (so stated). 8vo: [10], 11-256pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth lettered in gilt with green paper-covered covers and "time line" end papers; in a pictorial dust jacket, priced $3.00, brilliantly illustrated by Hubert Rogers. A Fine copy, tightly bound, with bright, clean boards and crisp, unread pages; in a pristine jacket. Truly superlative. A collection of 10 Future History stories (some of which are charted on the book's 'timeline' end papers), most of which Heinlein wrote early in his career, between 1939-1941 and between 1945-1950, describing a projected future of the human race from the middle of the 20th century through the early 23rd century. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine / Fine+.

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        I SEPARATISTI SONO A ROMA DISCORSO PRONUNZIATO NELLA SEDUTA DEL 16 FEBBRAIO 1951

      GRAFICHE A.RENNA, PALERMO 1951 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale con titoli rossi e neri, con fioritura, usurata e scoloria ai bordi, con segno di piegatura verticale, pagine leggermente ingiallite e con rara fioritura, alla prima bianca biglietto da visita dell'A. spillato

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        A SIGNED LETTER FROM MAJOR GENERAL CLAIRE L. CHENNAULT, RET.TO A FAN, ON HIS CIV

      Taipei 1951, Civil Air Transport[CAT]. A typed letter,folded two times, 21.5 x 27.7 cm., on CAT stationery, boldly signed in blue pen by Chennault, very clean good condition, corners minor part missing, rust mark from old paper clip. R A R E ! *** *** *** . . . A GROUP OF TWO RARE ITEMS . . . AN ORIGINAL CHENNAULT SIGNED LETTER & ENVELOPE . . * This is a very RARE letter signed by Major General Claire L. Chennault, Retired. Signed Chennault items are exceptionally rare and seldom surface. . Chennault was the leader of the "A.V.G." ["AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP"] later to be known as the "FLYING TIGERS." . *** . THE GROUP: . a. CONTENTS OF THE LETTER: Chennault acknowledges the request of the sender from New York, Mr. Boyce to sign a photograph that was sent to Chennault. . Then Mr. Boyce asked Chennault to talk a bit about his "most dangerous experience during the war" [World War II in China]. . Chennault answers: "With regard to your question about my most dangerous experience during the war, I cannot recall that I had any particularly dangerous experiences although I took more than one hundred Jap bombing raids -usually in the open so I could observe their tactical methods." . Chennault says: "Wishing you every success in your medial training, I am Most Sincerely, signature of Chennault C.L. Chennault Major General, Retired U.S. Army" . * The letter is typed on CAT company stationery, with the name shown in both English & Chinese. The letter is typed on "Extra Strong" bonded paper, showing that watermark. . *** CONDITION OF THE LETTER: The letter is by and large very clean, solid and folded twice. There are three corners that are lacking a very tiny part of the paper, please see a photo posted to our website if any questions. Otherwise the letter is clean, a bit of old 'toning' to the lower folded area. . **** b. THE AIRMAIL ENVELOPE: The envelope addressed to Mr. Boyce in New York shows a typed "C.L. Chennault, Maj. Gen. Retired." Then "CAT INCORPORATED" is printed on the envelope, followed by a typed: "Taipeh, Taiwan" all in the upper left corner. There are two 200 Taiwan dollar stamps in the upper right corner, with a round date and "Taipeh" stamped. In the lower corner are typed: "SD-22 5M 11-50." The envelope is in excellent condition. . *** This is a superbly fascinating letter from Chennault. Although he actually flew on several personal combat missions, chasing Japanese Air Force airplanes, he dismisses this with a cavalier gesture and focuses on his standing in the open on an airfield either in Kunming or Guilin, where he commonly studied the Japanese Air Force tactics while his air base too incoming Japanese bombing ! . *** CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT [CAT] [Taiwan]: CAT was created by Claire Chennault and Whiting Willauer in 1946 as Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (CNRRA) Air Transport. CAT was the personal company of Chennault and his Chinese wife, Anna [Chen Xiangmei] a young reporter for the Central News Agency whom he married on December 2, 1947. She became one of the Republic of China's chief lobbyists in Washington, D.C. . Chennault, who, unlike Joseph Stilwell, had a high opinion of Chiang Kai-shek, advocated international support for Asian anti-communist movements. Returning to China, Chennault purchased several surplus military aircraft and created the CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT [CAT]. This company was later known as "AIR AMERICA" after its purchase by the CIA, that supported United States covert operations throughout East and Southeast Asia. . By 1950, following the defeat of Chiang's forces and their retreat to Taiwan, the airline faced financial difficulties. The CIA formed a private Delaware corporation called Airdale Corporation, which formed a subsidiary called CAT, Inc. The subsidiary corporation purchased nominal shares of the Civil Air Transport. CAT maintained a civilian appearance by flying scheduled passenger flights while simultaneously using other aircraft in its fleet to fly covert missions. . These surplus aircraft facilitated aid to Nationalist China during the struggle against Chinese Communists in the late 1940s, and were later used in supply missions to French forces in Indochina and the Kuomintang occupation of northern Burma throughout the mid-and late-1950s, providing support for the Thai police force. This same force supplied the intelligence community and others during the Vietnam conflict. . Chinese Civil War[edit]During the Chinese Civil War, under contract with the Chinese Nationalist government and later the Central Intelligence Agency, CAT flew supplies and ammunition into China to assist Kuomintang forces on the Chinese mainland, primarily using C-47 and C-46 aircraft. With the defeat of the Kuomintang in 1949, CAT helped to evacuate thousands of Chinese to Taiwan. . *** In 1951, retired Major General Chennault testified and provided written statements to the Senate Joint Committee on Armed Forces and Foreign Relations, which was investigating the causes of the fall of China in 1949 to Communist forces. Together with Army General Albert C. Wedemeyer, Navy Vice Admiral Oscar C. Badger II, and others, Chennault stated that the Truman administration's arms embargo was a key factor in the loss of morale to the Nationalist armies. . Chennault advocated changes in the way foreign aid was distributed, encouraged the U.S. Congress to focus on individualized aid assistance with specific goals, with close monitoring by U.S. advisers. This viewpoint may have reflected his experiences during the Chinese Civil War, where officials of the Kuomintang and semi-independent army officers diverted aid intended for the Nationalist armies. Shortly before his death, Chennault was asked to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee of the Congress. When a committee member asked him who won the Korean War, his response was blunt: "The Communists." The above 3 paragraphs extracted from Wikipedia, see below for more references. . *** LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY [LOA] This item comes with an original signed LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY [LOA] by the auctioneer and the lead authenticator. . *** REFERENCES: CHENNAULT, Claire L.: WAY OF A FIGHTER. * CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT [CAT]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Air_Transport * Chennault: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Lee_Chennault * CHENNAULT, Anna. BIOGRAPHY OF A MARRIAGE. * CHENNAULT, Anna. CHENNAULT AND THE FLYING TIGERS. * CHENNAULT, Anna. THE EDUCATION OF ANNA. * CHENNAULT, Anna. A THOUSAND SPRINGS: The Biography of a Marriage. * NOTE: Please see our website for other items by, about Chennault, the "A.V.G". & "FLYING TIGERS," books by his Anna Chennault, his Chinese wife. also many signed "FLYING TIGERS" fighter pilots books, and other related items. * .

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        VAULT OF HORROR #17 Werewolf cover by Craig-Horror EC Comic book VF

      EC 1951 - -Werewolf cover. -Glossy tight flat copy. Lite spine wear. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VF

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        Sangre negra [Native Son] (Original Argentinean one-sheet poster for the 1951 film)

      Buenos Aires: Argentina Sono Film, 1951. Original Argentinean one sheet poster for the 1951 film adaptation of Richard Wright's 1940 novel "Native Son." An extremely striking and rare illustrated one sheet, evoking the story's desperation and heat at a glance. In a move that placed him in a category with Mickey Spillane, Richard Wright accepted an offer to star as leading man after initial choice Canada Lee, who had starred in Orson Welles' stage adaptation, was terminally stuck in South African customs after shooting "Cry the Beloved Country." Wright--who had recently been blacklisted in the United States--accepted the role. Set in Chicago, and shot on location in Chicago and Argentina. 29 x 43 inches. Linen backed and rolled.

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        STRANGLER'S SERENADE

      Rinehart & Company, Inc [1951], New York, Toronto - Octavo, boards. A series of murders terrify a small town. Touch of rubbing to board edges, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine price clipped dust jacket with mild rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, tiny closed tear to base front panel. Bookplate of noted collector Adrian Homer Goldstone to front paste-down. (18602) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Foundation Trilogy [Complete set in first editions]

      Gnome Press 1951 - Complete set in first editions, with some variances: ASIMOV'S FOUNDATION TRILOGY - Foundation, Gnome Press, 1951. Stated first edition in first state binding - with later state dust jacket; Foundation and Empire, Gnome Press, 1952. Stated first edition in first state binding, red boards lettered in black, with November 953 date at top of front endpaper in very small letters, light dampstain to heel. No dust jacket. Second Foundation, Gnome Press, 1953. First edition, in variant binding color. In unclipped first edition dust jacket with 2.75 price (correct). Photo detail available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1951. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1951. A very good book with browning to the spine and some spotting to the edges. No inscriptions. Some light spotting to the prelims. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a chip to the head of the spine and a little to the corners and one half way to the front joint. Some rubbing.

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        The Official Record of a Court of Inquiry convened at Chicago, Illinois, January 13, 1879, by THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES upon the request of Major MARCUS A. RENO, 7th U.S Cavalry to investigate his conduct at the battle of the LITTLE BIG HORN, June 25-26, 1876 (INSCRIBED)

      Pacific Palisades, Calif: W.A. Graham, 1951. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 589 p. Inscribed by Author(s). Limited Edition of 125 copies, this being number 75, inscribed by the author (see bio below). ***ABOUT THE BOOK: "Among the accounts of white participants the most important book by far is [this one], published in 1951. Other than the contemporary newspaper accounts of these court proceedings in 1879, this is the first printing of the record. This record was not released from the War Department, Judge Advocate General's Office, to the National Archives until 1941. It was 1951 before Graham published this record in an edition limited to 125 copies" (Of which this book is one.) "No other work contains such a wealth of eye-witness accounts. All the surviving officers of the battle testified as well as some of the enlisted men and civilians." (Quotes from Custeriana bibliography cited below.) ***ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Alexander Graham (1875-1954) was a lawyer and served in the military with the JAG, and therefore was imminently qualified to undertake the research and write the introduction for this book. ***ABOUT THE INSCRIBEE: Dr. Gabriel Segall (1895-1963) was born in Libau, Latvia and was naturalized as a U.S. Citizen in 1929 in Los Angeles. He settled in LA and is mentioned, along with his wife and son, in the 1940 LA census, occupation Physician. Per some oral histories done by the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Segall was a good friend of Albert Einstein, confirmed via documents in the Einstein Archives Online, including a telegram sent by the Segalls to Einstein on March 14, 1939 (day the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia). ***DESCRIPTION: Light brown cloth boards with gilt rules and lettering on the spine, plain endpapers, author's inscription on flyleaf, limitation statement on page preceding title page with a note about the printing of the book (appears as mimeograph), printed on recto only. Introductory chapter written by Col. Graham and the Appendix, followed by a separate title page for the transcripts, then an Index with a list of Exhibits and Errata, the transcript which runs through page 556, and the Exhibits which end at page 575 which include a battlefield map and end with General Sherman's action. ***CONDITION: Overall in fine condition, with a strong, square text block (unusual for such a large, heavy volume), solid hinges (we recently had the front hinge professionally repaired), clean interior free of all prior owner markings other than the inscription by the author referred to above. We are grading as near fine only due to very slight wear at the head and tail of the spine, some minor bumping to the corners, and a few very minor scratches to the rear board. ***CITATION: Swinford and Luther 45. ***POSTAGE: Please note that this is an extremely large and heavy book, the standard shipping will not cover the cost and additional postage will apply for both domestic and international orders; we are happy to ship at cost, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        All About Eve (Inscribed By Mary Orr)

      New York: Random House, 1951. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good DJ. 245 Pp. Brown Cloth, Gilt. First Printing Stated On Copyright Page. Screenplay Of The Motion Picture. Very Near Fine, No Wear, Gilt Brilliant. Dj With Wear At Edges, 1 3/4" Tear Along Top Of Rear Spine Edge, 2 3/4" Tear Along Top Of Rear Flap Fold, 3/8" Chipped Away Along Top Of Spine, Small Losses At Corners, Not Price Clipped. Inscribed By Mary Orr "To Fred Coe Who Taught Me "All About Television." Gratefully, Mary Orr". Mary Orr Was An Actress And Writer Whose First Short Story, About A Scheming Ingénue Named Eve Harrington, Became The Oscar-Winning Film "All About Eve" . Titled "The Wisdom Of Eve," Ms. Orr'S Story Appeared In The May 1946 Issue Of Cosmopolitan. The Film Version, Written And Directed By Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Was Released In 1950. It Starred Bette Davis As The Theatrical Grande Dame Margo Channing And Anne Baxter As Eve. The Movie Won Six Academy Awards, Including Best Picture, Best Director And Best Screenplay.In Its July 1951 Issue, Cosmopolitan Published Another Story By Ms. Orr. Titled "More About Eve," It Picks Up Three Years After "The Wisdom Of Eve" Leaves Off. After Middling Success In Hollywood, Eve Harrington Is Back In New York, Determined To Revive Her Career. How She Does So Makes Her Earlier Evil Deeds Look Like Child'S Play. Fred Coe Was A Television Producer.

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        The Science of the Mind, Completely Revised and Enlarged (*SIGNED* TWENTY-FIRST PRINTING)

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1951-01-01. Hardcover. Fair. . Signed. FAIR. *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Ernest Holmes on fly page with note inscribed to Jerome Brandin Ruiz(?). Blue cloth boards, no jacket, hinge split beginning to form interior front cover near bottom spine end, large tears and splits to external spine hinges, nearly detached bottom spine end, faded covers..<p> Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com<p> Orders shipped via USPS.

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        At Swim-Two-Birds

      New York: Pantheon, 1939 [but 1951]. First Printing ("First published 1939" on copyright page, but actually 1951). 8vo: 316pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth spine lettered in yellow, yellow paper-covered boards titled in black, yellow typographic dust jacket printed in black and priced $3.00. Absolutely Fine, square, tight and bright (probably unread); Fine jacket slightly toned to flap folds. An absolutely exemplary example. The true first edition, published by Longmans in 1939, is a legendary rarity, though Graham Greene, comparing At Swim both to Tristram Shandy and Ulysses, had the text in mind when he called it "a book in a thousand." Burgess 99, p. 27. O'Nolan's first novel concerns a "student who is writing a novel about an author, also writing a novel, whose characters begin to write about him. The frame for At Swim's many narratives is an autobiographical portrait of the artist as a young student in 1930s Dublin. Like James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus [Joyce said At Swim contains 'the true comic spirit'], the student is fond of expounding his literary theories and puts them into practice in the manuscript he is composing. This manuscript forms the greater part of At Swim, but it is regularly interrupted by the student's 'biographical reminiscences' (and other digressions). . . . The result is a farrago of literary styles . . . The rationale behind this curious structure is impeccably modern (if not exactly modernist). While still in university, O'Nolan had collaborated with some friends on what they called a 'ready-made' novel, Children of Destiny. It was to be a novel produced by assembly-line, each contributor taking a chapter and filling it to the utmost with the fictional clichés that would guarantee a best-seller. Children of Destiny was never completed and did not survive, but At Swim-Two-Birds certainly inherited its cut-and-paste philosophy." (Literary Encyclopedia) "At Swim-Two-Birds is probably a masterpiece. . . . It is a very Irish book and very funny. But it still awaits the popularity it deserves." (Burgess) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine / Fine.

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        La fuga nelle tenebre

      MILANO: Dall' Oglio, 1951. Brossura. BUONO. 11 18. I Corvi Collana Universale Moderna USATO

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