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        THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1951 - Octavo, cloth. Preceded the British edition that has textual differences. Runner-up for the 1952 International Fantasy Award. ". compares favorably to H. G. Wells' catastrophe novels, especially with THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, to which it bears some striking resemblances." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature, p. 506. Basis for two films, a 1962 feature film and a 1981 made for television movie. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1296. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 5. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 502-07. A nearly fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing mainly to edges and folds, a closed tear (29 mm) at the lower rear spine fold. (18593) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        A Question of Upbringing - true first issue in the first edition wrapper

      London Heinemann 1951 - A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1951. A very good+ book with spotting to the page edges and some fading to the spine label. No inscriptions. In a very good+ clipped wrapper with some light wear to the edges and corners. Small chip to the head of the spine and a small one to the foot of the spine. Thin stain to the spine centre. The rare first instalment of 'The Dance to the Music of Time' series. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        All About Eve (Inscribed By Mary Orr)

      Random House, New York 1951 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Radio Script]: Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge Adapted for Radio

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

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        The Catcher In The Rye

      Boston: Little Brown, 1951. File folder envelope hand-written and addressed by J.D. Salinger to fellow writer and friend Eli Waldron. The file folder was used as an envelope. Shipping and return address entirely in Salinger's hand. Return address is from Salinger's Vermont address and addressed to Mr. Eli Waldron. Postmarked 1965. The folder measures 12 inches by 9.5 inches. The recipient Eli Waldron was an American writer and journalist whose primary work consisted of short stories, essays, and poetry. His writings were published in literary journals (such as The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and Story) and popular periodicals (such as Collier's, Holiday, Rolling Stone, Saturday Evening Post). From the 1950s to 1970s he contributed stories and essays to The New Yorker, and in the 1960s and 1970s. Waldron moved to Charlton Street in New York City in 1947 and became part of a literary circle that included Hollis Alpert, Josephine Herbst, S. J. Perelman, and J. D. Salinger. Following the publication in July 1951, of his review of J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger wrote his reviewer a warm note of thanks, adding: "I hope one day somebody writes with that much perception and feeling about a book of yours." With the copy of Catcher in the Rye, which was sent to Waldron. Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher In the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."

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        Une chemise de nuit de flanelle. Traduit de l'anglais par Yves Bonnefoy (collection "L'âge d'Or")

      Paris, Les Pas Perdus, 1951, in-12, 91 pp, broché, couverture imprimée d'après un dessin de Max Ernst, Édition originale, un des exemplaires imprimés sur Alfama (non numéroté à la justification). Edition originale française publiée dans la collection "L'Âge d' Or" (direction Henri Parisot) - cinquième volume de la "série contemporaine". Couverture illustrée par Max Ernst. Coins légèrement émoussés, intérieur très frais.

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        The End of the Affair.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1951. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket and Daily Mail Book of the Month wraparound band. Spine gently rolled and lightly faded, top edge dust toned; an excellent copy in the jacket with faint browning to spine. First edition, first impression, retaining the uncommon wraparound band. The novel was published in September of 1951 and was the Daily Mail's Book of the Month.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Historia de la arquitectura vol I-II

      Victor Leru 1951 - spagnolo

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        Diccionario guarani'-espanol y espanol-guarani'

      Editorial Tupa 1951 - spagnolo

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        INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT: AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS

      NEW YORK NY: L. HARPER & BROTHERS. FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET. PUB ND (1951). FIRST EDITION. ISBN: AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK WITH PUBLISHER NAME "L. HARPER & BROTHERS" AND AN"A" BENEATH PUBLISHER'S NAME ON THE TITLE PAGE WHICH IS NOT A CANCEL,AND AN "A" AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HALF TITLE WITH FRONTISPIECE ON VERSO.BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. HAS JUSTA TRACE OF RUB/WEAR AT THE CORNERS AND SPINE ENDS, AND SLIGHTLY RUBBEDVERTICAL FOLDS, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. AS NICE AND FRESH A COPY OFTHIS BOOK THAT YOU WILL FIND.. Keywords: FIRST BOOK, ABCDEF.

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        Anna Karenina

      Printed for the Limited Editions Club at the University Press, Cambridge., 1951. First edition thus. Two volumes. Octavo. pp xii, 1-504; [iv], 505-935. Endpapers, covers and numerous colour plates by Barnett Freedman - the illustrations are colour autolithographs drawn on the stone by the artist and printed at the Curwen Press. Translated by Constance Garnett. Text edited and revised by Bernard Guildert Guerney. Introduced by Lionel Trilling. Top edges gilt. Together with Freedman's War and Peace, a highspot of twentieth century illustrative art.One of 1500 numbered sets signed by the illustrator.Spines slightly faded. Small bump to head of first volume. A very good set indeed in the publishers' card slipcase which is a bit rubbed at the edges.WITH:Bound presentation suite of the first proofs of the lithographs, inscribed on the first blank: ''1st Proofs of Lithographs, Title and Colophon pages, cloth covers, endpapers etc for ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy - Limited Editions Club U.S.A. - printed at the Curwen Press, London. Barnett Freedman 1951 for Patsy Cohen - January 1953.'' The binding is two-tone cloth with a decorative ''P'' (for Patsy?) on front. Top edge gilt.Fine in slipcase with cloth sides.

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        A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight - The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under My Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It was the Nightingale, The Power of the Dead, The Phoenix Generation, A Solitary War, Lucifer Before Sunrise [and] The Gale of the World.

      Macdonald, London., 1951-1969. First edition. Octavo. 15 volumes. A complete set of Williamson's semi-autobiographical sequence of novels.Ownership inscriptions on front free endpapers of the first two volumes. The spine of Love and the Loveless a little faded and head and tail. Very good set in very good dustwrappers, by Broome Lynne, a little nicked, chipped or rubbed at the edges and the occasional closed tear. The dustwrapper of How Dear Is Life is somewhat more worn than the others and with tape-marks on the verso.

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        A Collection of Twenty-One Books from Rex Stout's Library

      - A small group of 21 books from the library of noted mystery writer Rex Stout. More than half are first editions, the remainder early reprints. All either include Stout's pencil owner name or his book plate. Overall very good or better with some rubbing, a few cocked from reading and several bumped at the extremities. The collection of books came from the carriage house of Stout's home discovered when the property was resold. Each book is identified as Stout's in some way: one is Inscribed to him by the author, 16 are Signed "Rex" on the first page (one with his full name in ink), and four have his personal bookplate on the front pastedown; one of these also contains an ALS from Stout's daughter Barbara dated in 1951 to Joan Salmon, daughter of Harold Salmon, Stout's long time retainer, and according to the McAleer biography of Stout, considered by some as the "Archie Goodwin" to Stout's "Nero Wolfe." The collection's subjects include history, fiction, fantasy, and politics from James Branch Cabell, Alec Waugh, and others. The majority of the books are mystery titles with 13 authors including E. Phillips Oppenheim, Roy Chanslor, R. Austin Freeman, and Guy Endore. These are additionally marked with a grade by Stout in pencil on the front pastedown, as was his habit. Most have a typical letter grades but several are cryptically marked with a question mark and one title that he apparently did not like states "surrender on p59." A wonderful group of association copies from one of the top mystery writers of the 20th Century. Complete list:1. BURCH, Guy Irving and Elmer Pendell. Population Roads to Peace or War. Washington, DC: Population Reference Bureau 1945. First edition. Foreword and Postscript by Walter B. Pitkin. Slight bump at the top of the front board else fine without the dustwrapper. Inscribed to him by the author: "To Rex Stout Most Sincerely, Guy I. Burch. Sept. 29, 1945."2. CABELL, James Branch. The Silver Stallion. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company 1926. First edition. Toning to the spine, a few nicks at the crown and very light rubbing on the boards, very good lacking the dustwrapper. With Stout's his bookplate.3. CHANSLOR, Roy. Lowdown. New York: Farrar & Rinehart (1931). First edition. Spine a little faded and light wear, very good without the dustwrapper. Signed by Stout in pencil as "Rex." First of only two mysteries by this author, who was a successful screenwriter, as well as the author of western novels Cat Ballou and Johnny Guitar.4. COXE, George Harmon. Murder for Two. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1943. First American edition. Slightly cocked and two tears at the crown, else near fine without the dustwrapper. With Stout's pencil signature "Rex" on the front fly, and his grade "A-" on the front pastedown.5. ENDORE, Guy. Methinks the Lady. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce (1945). First edition. Light wear and light foxing to the upper page ends, near fine without the dustwrapper. With Stout's pencil signature "Rex" on the front fly. This book apparently confused him and he graded it thus: "?" Basis for the 1949 Otto Preminger film Whirlpool with Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, and Jose Ferrer.6. FREEMAN, R. Austin. The Red Thumb Mark. New York: A.L. Burt (1924). Reprint. Very good with sunning along the spine, nicks at the crown and an old bookstore stamp, very good or better without dustwrapper. With Stout's pencil signature "Rex" on the front fly.7. HALE, Christopher. Hangman's Tie. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran / Crime Club 1943. First edition. Some small spots on the front board and toning to the spine, very good without the dustwrapper. With Stout's pencil signature "Rex" on the front fly, and his grade "S"(?) on the front pastedown.8. HALE, Christopher. Rumor Hath It. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran / Crime Club 1945. First edition. Spine very slightly faded still fine without the dustwrapper. Rex Stout's copy with his pencil signature "Rex" on the front fly, and his grade "B+" on the front pastedown.9. JOHNS

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        Remains to Be Seen

      New York: Random House, 1951. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Dampstain on the upper corner fo the frist few leaves, very good in very good age-toned dustwrapper with a corresponding stain. Inscribed by the authors, apparently to cast member Joseph Latham, who played Fred Fleming in the play: "To Joe, You helped with a successful undertaking. Howard [and] Russel." Additionally, the book is Signed by virtually all the members of the cast (with the exceptional of Latham, which makes us think it was his copy, and two bit part players), as well as several members of the stage crew including electricians, carpenter, prop man, and a few who are identified. Probably the best known of those signing are Jackie Cooper, Ossie Davis, Janis Paige, and Howard Lindsay (signed a second time). Also this comedy was the basis for the 1953 Don Weis-directed film featuring June Allyson and Van Johnson, and with performances by Angela Lansbury and Dorothy Dandridge.

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        Memoirs: Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique: 1951

      Institut royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique, 1951. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. 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. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        The Catcher In The Rye.

      Boston: Little Brown, 1951. File folder envelope hand-written and addressed by J.D. Salinger to fellow writer and friend Eli Waldron. The file folder was used as an envelope. Shipping and return address entirely in Salinger's hand. Return address is from Salinger's Vermont address and addressed to Mr. Eli Waldron. Postmarked 1965. The folder measures 12 inches by 9.5 inches. The recipient Eli Waldron was an American writer and journalist whose primary work consisted of short stories, essays, and poetry. His writings were published in literary journals (such as The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and Story) and popular periodicals (such as Collier's, Holiday, Rolling Stone, Saturday Evening Post). From the 1950s to 1970s he contributed stories and essays to The New Yorker, and in the 1960s and 1970s. Waldron moved to Charlton Street in New York City in 1947 and became part of a literary circle that included Hollis Alpert, Josephine Herbst, S. J. Perelman, and J. D. Salinger. Following the publication in July 1951, of his review of J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger wrote his reviewer a warm note of thanks, adding: "I hope one day somebody writes with that much perception and feeling about a book of yours." With the copy of Catcher in the Rye, which was sent to Waldron. Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher In the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."

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        The Ballad of The Sad Cafe: The Novels and Stories of Carson McCullers

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1951 - First edition. Octavo. Publisher's orange cloth, titled and decorated in red to spine and front board. Slight bump at the crown else very near in a scuffed and torn, about very good dustwrapper, with chipping at the spine ends. Inscribed by Carson McCullers on the front flyleaf: "For Monique and Valentin, from your devoted Carson." An uncommon first edition found inscribed, especially so warmly. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Round the Bend - SIGNED by the Author

      London: Heinemann, 1951. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1951. A fine book without inscriptions with some light rubbing to the corners. SIGNED to the half title for H J Mearsday/from/Nevil Shute Norway/Sep 1957. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light loss to the spine corners and corners themselves. Rare signed.

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        The End of the Affair.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1951 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket and Daily Mail Book of the Month wrap-around band. Spine gently rolled and lightly faded, top edge dust toned; an excellent copy in the jacket with faint browning to spine. First edition, first impression, retaining the uncommon wrap-around band. Miller 29. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Benito Cereno ed altri racconti

      LONGANESI & C., MILANO 1951 - Piccola Biblioteca ITALIANO Volumetto brossurato in cartoncino semi rigido. Pagine brunite, così ai tagli, in buono stato. Traduzione dall' inglese di O. Nemi e H. Furst. Volume nn. XXXII - XXXIV ( 32 - 34 ) della collana. Gli altri racconti sono Il tartaro delle vergini, Il paradiso degli scapoli, Bartleby lo scrivano. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original Setting Typescript for MORNING JOURNEY

      [Los Angeles, 1951. Carbon typescript, on flimsy. 495 leaves, plus a lettered insert or two. 1 vols. 4to. Some modest creasing and marginal fraying, but very good. In grey cloth slipcase, black leather label. Carbon typescript, on flimsy. 495 leaves, plus a lettered insert or two. 1 vols. 4to. The setting typescript for James Hilton's penultimate novel, published in the US and UK in 1951, and partaking somewhat, in terms of theme and setting, of Hilton's own years in Hollywood. Though the authorial tinkerings with this draft are not large, being limited to some deletions and an occasional original typed insertion or revision, it bears editorial markings and directions to typesetters throughout. The nature of several of the editorial queries suggests this typescript was utilized for the U.S. edition Accompanied by the original folded long galleys, and by a set of the page proofs, the former very lightly corrected in his hand, and bearing editor's queries, the latter clean. Hilton's corrections in the long galleys are largely confined to typographical errors, but as well include some deletions, some rectifications of Anglo/American spelling issues, and responses to editorial queries. [Boston: Little, Brown, 1951]. Light use at edges, old mend to longish tear into largely blank area of first long galley slip, but very good. In slipcase and chemise.

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        Photographic presentation portrait with dedication inscription ‘Al Sr C.Roberto Torres Suárez, cordialmente. Buenos Aires 7.II.47’; with autograph signature ‘María E.D. de Perón’, (225 x 166mm).

      - Signed presentation photograph. Charming publicity portrait of Eva Perón wearing a playful decorative floral head ornament in the style of an entertainer. Copies of this photograph were prominently displayed on bill-boards during the second Peronist elections in 1951. Already conducting officially sponsored charities as ‘First Lady’, Eva had become by this time the most powerful woman in Argentina. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Bestiario, Buenos Aires, Editorial Sudamericana, 1951.

      1951 - Pet. in-8º.- 165 (5) pp.- Demi chagrin havane, dos lisse, titres dorés, couvertures à rabats conservées.- Provenance : Enrique Zuleta Álvarez (Envoi autographe sur le faux-titre « Para mi Emilita, este « Bestiario » palindrómico, fáustico, cefaleo y psicopatológico. Enrique. Abril 51 ».- Première édition.- Excellent exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La loterie du jardin zoologique. Traduit de l'allemand par Robert Valançay et accompagné de "Fiat Modes", 8 dessins de Max Ernst (collection "L'âge d'Or")

      Paris, Les Pas Perdus, 1951, in-12, 77 pp, broché, couverture imprimée d'après un dessin de Max Ernst, Édition originale, un des exemplaires imprimés sur Alfama (non numéroté à la justification). Ouvrage illustré de 8 dessins de Max Ernst, à pleine page, en noir. Robert Valançay, dans sa postface en allemand, évoque Schwitters et Hans Arp. Couverture illustrée d'après un dessin de Max Ernst. Coins légèrement émoussés, intérieur très frais.

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        Sugar Ray Robinson

      Greenberg, New York 1951 - First edition. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper with a short, slightly creased tear at the top of the front panel. Inscribed by author Schoor to baseball great Joe Di Maggio: "October 10, 1951 to Joe Di Maggio, The greatest baseball figure in the history of the Sport -- But more important one of the sweetest guys I've ever had the privelidge(sic) of knowing. Gene Schoor." An exceptionally scarce boxing book, with an incomparable inscription. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Frank K. ?Pete? Everest Signed Photograph.

      - Signed photograph of Frank Kendall Everest, Jr. Inscribed on the photograph, "To my good friend Stu McLennan from-- Frank K. 'Pete' Everest Jr. Lt. Col. USAF," showing the Bell X-2 rocket-powered aircraft. The photograph measures 7.5 inches by 10 inches. Brigadier General Frank Kendall "Pete" Everest, Jr. was a United States Air Force officer who is best remembered as an aeroengineer and test pilot during the 1950s. In September 1951 he was transferred to the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and became the chief Air Force test pilot as head of the Flight Test Operations Division. During his stay at Edwards, General Everest tested the X-1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; XF-92 and YB-52. He also took part in test programs for the F-88, 100, 101, 102, 104 and 105; the B-52, B-57 and 66 aircraft. On October 29, 1953, he established a world speed record of 755.149 mph in a F-100A. General Everest test-flew the Bell X-1B to a speed of Mach 2.3 (2.3 times the speed of sound) in December 1954, making him the second fastest man in the world, Later flights in the Bell X-2 rocket plane established him as "the fastest man alive" when he attained a new unofficial speed record of 1,957 mph or Mach 2.9. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        [Photo Album]: Family of an African-American Man working in Photography at a Department Store. Mostly 1960-1968

      New York City and Newark, other locations. 1951-1968. One oblong folio photo album, measuring 14" x 12.5", plus additional unbound album leaves. Album is screw bound leather with stiff leaves with adhesive backing and mylar over-leaves. The loose leaves are identical to those in the album, but unbound. One screw lacking from the binding, a few leaves lack the mylar over-leaves, the images are firmly mounted on the adhesive leaves and are mostly bright and near fine. Together a total of 439 images mostly chromogenic or Polaroid snapshots, with a modest number of earlier gelatin silver black and white prints. Most are some variant of 3.5" x 3.5". Only a few have captions. A number have ink or stamped dates ranging from 1951-1968, but most are probably from 1960-1968. Most images are from New York City or Newark, New Jersey, and outlying suburban locations. Many of the loose album leaves have old price stickers from the S. Klein department store, probably in Newark.The images appeared to be either taken by or of an African-American man who worked either as a photographer or in the photography section of a department store (possibly Klein's or McCrory's) and of his wife. Many of the images are of the handsome young man with pencil thin mustache dressed in a suit, handling various types of camera equipment or posed either singly or with co-workers in the photography department. There is also an image of a blonde woman wearing a sash with the words "The Polaroaid Camera Girl" on it.There are many images of the woman we believe to be his wife, posed in fashionable clothes. The earliest image of the woman is dated in 1951 and labeled "Me," and there are a few images of her cheerleading at a high school football game. The earliest images of the young man are of him graduating, probably from high school in 1955, another image is of him in an Army uniform.Most of the rest of the images are from the 1960s and show the young couple fashionably dressed, he in neat suits or tuxedos and she in various ball gowns or party dresses. They are shown dancing in night clubs, at Easter or Halloween parades, with new sports cars, or at the beach in Atlantic City, often in studied poses.Despite their sophisticated style, the couple were not immune to the fads or excesses of the 1960s. In a few images the man is seen in a black leather motorcycle jacket and black beret a la the Black Panthers; in a puffy shirt with beret and neckerchief; in another he is seen with bellbottoms, psychedelic headband and vest, while brandishing a bow and arrow in the outdoors. The young woman occasionally exhibits a fondness for cat's eye glasses.While the images are not strictly chronological, the later portions of the album young children, presumably belonging to the couple, are in evidence.A interesting window into the fashionable life of an African-American coupe during the heyday of the 1960s. .

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        Ice in the Bedroom

      Herbert Jenkins 1951 - London .A fine copy in fine first issue wrapper with just the lightest of fade to spine. I have seen totally unfaded copies of the second issue but never the first. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Marijuana Girl

      Universal Publishing, New York 1951 - RARE TRUE FIRST EDITION. Original Uni-Book No. 19. DIGEST FORMAT. An original novel - not a reprint. With 35c cover price. EARLY PULP CLASSIC. Printed across front cover the red & yellow banner states "She fell prey to the foulest of rackets!". Rear cover states "Complete and unexpurgated! Every word of the original manuscript appears in this work. An original novel - not a reprint". Includes A Glossary of Jive printed at rear (5pp). Digest Format. The FIRST PRINTING of this title was Uni-Book No. 19, as per this copy, followed by Stallion Books 204 (reprint). Both digest-format editions. The title was then published in 1960 in mass market paperback format by Beacon, New York, No. B328, with 35 cent cover price (followed by Beacon's later 75c reprint, numbered S75124). A quintessential book of the genre. The identity of the author, N.R. De Mexico, has been open to speculation for decades with many declaring him to be writer Larry Shaw. However, Shaw denied it, saying that "N.R." stood for "Not Really". N.R. de Mexico is the pseudonym of a writer who wrote three books under that name in the 1940s and 50s. The three titles were Marijuana Girl, Madman on a Drum, & Private Chauffeur (all are scarce). Marijuana Girl has become a cult classic, & in the original pulp & digest editions is highly prized by modern-day collectors. In 1951, De Mexico wrote a book that would put his name into the Congressional Record in a debate about the negative effect of paperback literature on American culture. That book, Marijuana Girl, would become Exhibit A in Rep. Ezekiel C. Gathings' Congressional Sub-Committee's mini-crusade against drug use in popular literature. Printed in the USA. Bound in publisher's original colour pictorial wraps with classic 1950s-vintage front cover illustration of a drug-induced woman sitting on the floor, half-dressed in a blue negligee & robe, with a marijuana joint in her hand. Fragile covers with several small & large chips to edges (notably two words lacking from front cover lettering along top edge: lacks "Joyce Tay" from the sentence "Joyce Taylor would try anything - if it promised a thrill!"), moderate handling wear, pages mildly toned, small closed tear to page 59/60, otherwise overall a nice clean tight solid softcover copy. 127pp. Scarce title in any condition, this is the EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION in GOOD to VG condition. Size: 18 x 13.5cm [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookwood]
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        The Catcher In The Rye.

      Boston: Little Brown, 1951. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. The dust jacket is the correct first issue with the cropping of Salinger's head on the rear panel and the price on the front flap. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example. Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher In the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."

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        Astronauci. Powiesc Fantastyczno-Naukowa. [The Astronauts]

      [Warszawa (Warsaw)]: Spoldzielnia Wydawnicza Oswiatowa "Czytelnik". 1951. First. First edition. Tall octavo. 334, [4]pp. Publisher's illustrated wrappers. Text in Polish. Cover designed by Jan S. Miklaszewski. Slight nicks on the spine, a few pencil notes, and light soiling on the rear panel, pages toned yellow due to acidic paper, insignificant owner's inscription in ink on half title, a very good copy. First edition of Lem's debut book, a science fiction novel of an ideal, socialist utopia.Stanislaw Lem (1921--2006), author of Solaris, was a Polish science fiction writer, the most celebrated science fiction author in the Communist world. Rare. OCLC locates three copies, two in Poland and one in Switzerland. .

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        Eigenh. Bildpostkarte mit U. ("Heimito").

      [München, 2. Januar 1951]. - ¾ S. (Qu.-)8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An Friedrich Qualtinger, den Vater Helmut Qualtingers, mit Wünschen für Neujahr an ihn und dessen Gattin: "[.] Dein erneuertes Püppchen, liebste Ida, zierte den Weihnachtstisch - und ein Engel von Dir war auch dabei! [.]". - Mitunterzeichnet von Doderers Gattin Maria. - Die Bildseite mit einem Weihnachtsmotiv.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, , 1951. Introduction by A. A. Milne. Quarto. Original white sheep, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the original slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour illustrations by Rackham mounted on same paper as letterpress. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine a little toned; an excellent copy, internally fresh. Deluxe edition, number 258 of 500 copies. This the one hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, originally published in 1908; Rackham's illustrations had first appeared in the Limited Editions Club recension of 1940.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Siddhartha

      New York: New Directions, 1951. First American edition thus; second state with the title of William Carlos Williams's "Paterson" spelled correctly in the list of New Classics Series titles on the verso of the half-title page. 153 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original publisher's boards, head of spine slightly bumped, minor bump to head of front board, else a fine copy in a very good unclipped, Alvin Lustig designed dust -acket, with a small chip and bumping to the head of the spine, a 1/4-inch tear at the head, minor sunning to the spine, and general minor wear. First American edition thus; second state with the title of William Carlos Williams's "Paterson" spelled correctly in the list of New Classics Series titles on the verso of the half-title page. 153 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. PRESENTATION COPY. Inscribed on the free end paper: "For Marshall Bean with all good wishes! Henry Miller 6/7/63" Found on Henry Miller's list of "The 100 Books That Influenced Me Most," Miller ranked Siddhartha, along with Balzac's Seraphita, as "two little books of pure literature, which belong in a category all their own." Published in 1922, Siddhartha was Hesse's ninth novel and its theme of self discovery, set during the time of the Buddha or "Gotama," appealed to Miller's deep affinity for Buddhism and eastern philosophy. Miller first read Siddhartha in the original German, a language he admits that he hadn't read in 30 years at the time. He later commented to friends that "had Siddhartha only been attainable in Turkish, Finnish, or Hungarian, I would have read and understood it just the same." None the less, it was in response to Miller's continual prodding that James Laughlin published New Direction's English translation of Siddhartha in 1951. We believe that "Marshall Bean" is Marshall Emery Bean (1931-2013) a special education teacher and one of the founders of the Maine Special Olympics, who was also a licensed autograph dealer, and is known to have carried on personal correspondence with many notable people of the era. The Henry Miller Collection at the University of Victoria in British Columbia's English Literature Fonds / Collections has three items inscribed as gifts to Marshall Bean - two book promotion posters for Insomnia, or the Devil at Large, and Order and Chaos Chez Hans Reichel, as well as a postcard of a Henry Miller watercolor.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Long, Long Trailer

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1951. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. 8vo. 2538pp. Red cloth, yellow title on spine. Top edge yellow. We note only a trace of wear to the spine tips and corners, else this is a fine bright copy. The dustjacket is not clipped and shows the original price of $3.00. It is worn along the spine tips with slight loss, the spine appears lightly sunned, else it is near fine. Author's first full-length book, and the basis for the MGM movie. It is the true and very funny tale of the trailer that grew and grew until it became a fearsome monster. Jacket illustration by Paul Galdone.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        L'âge du cinéma, revue d'art cinématographique

      Paris, L'âge du Cinéma, 1951-1952, in-8, 6 numéros en 5 volumes de 39 + 39 + 39 + 63 + 64 pp, à l'italienne, brochés, couvertures imprimées, Rare ensemble, complet des 6 numéros parus en 5 volumes de la revue "L'âge du Cinéma", publiée entre 1951 et 1952 sous la direction de Ado Kyrou et dont Robert Benayoun était le rédacteur en chef. Publications de textes de Man Ray, André Breton, Benjamin Péret, Jacques-Bernard Brunius, Hans Richter, Farrokh Ghaffari et Antonin Artaud... Le numéro 4-5 est un numéro "spécial surréaliste" et le dernier numéro est consacré au documentaire expérimental et au film d'avant-garde. Illustrations en noir in texte. Bel ensemble.

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        The Cruel Sea - SIGNED by the Author

      London: Cassell and The Book Society, 1951. A first edition, first printing published by Cassell in association with the Book Society in 1951. A very good+ book without inscriptions. In a very good square clipped wrapper which has some chipping to the spine tips and corners. SIGNED by the Author on the title page.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Cruel Sea. [First Book Society Edition]. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Cassell, [1951] - 8vo., First Edition thus, with double-page map; handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco, sides with frame border, back with raised bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, fore-edges lightly mottled else a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. This edition was published simultaneously (September 1951) with the first edition. It is now scarce in its own right. The finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII and a maritime classic. The story, based upon the author's own experiences, formed the basis of Charles Frend's notable feature film starring Jack Hawkins in one of his most memorable roles. So accurate is its depiction of the Battle of the Atlantic that it is one of the very few works of fiction admitted by Law to his standard bibliography The Royal Navy in World War Two. Law, 1865 (recording the first edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        The Sea Around Us

      Oxford University Press 1951 - Signed. First edition, first printing, first state with dull, matte finish paper covered boards, dated 1951; one of roughly 100 copies in the first state, which were sent to reviewers. Signed by Rachel L. Carson on the title page, inscribed to previous owner, "To Doris Thompson - Who sells the right kind of books! Rachel L. Carson." Title page is also heavily foxed, with a small smudge to Carson's signature. Very Good, with rubbing at edges. In a Good, later state dust jacket, which is price clipped on the bottom corner of the front flap, with two bars at the top of the front flap and two reviews at the bottom.The jacket is a bit tattered, shows chips to the head and a large tear and associated creasing to the bottom edges of the front and rear panels. Scarce signed and in the first state binding. Housed in a custom folding case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        [Photo Album]: Family of an African-American Man working in Photography at a Department Store. Mostly 1960-1968

      New York City and Newark, other locations. 1951-1968. One oblong folio photo album, measuring 14" x 12.5", plus additional unbound album leaves. Album is screw bound leather with stiff leaves with adhesive backing and mylar over-leaves. The loose leaves are identical to those in the album, but unbound. One screw lacking from the binding, a few leaves lack the mylar over-leaves, the images are firmly mounted on the adhesive leaves and are mostly bright and near fine. Together a total of 439 images mostly chromogenic or Polaroid snapshots, with a modest number of earlier gelatin silver black and white prints. Most are some variant of 3.5" x 3.5". Only a few have captions. A number have ink or stamped dates ranging from 1951-1968, but most are probably from 1960-1968. Most images are from New York City or Newark, New Jersey, and outlying suburban locations. Many of the loose album leaves have old price stickers from the S. Klein department store, probably in Newark.The images appeared to be either taken by or of an African-American man who worked either as a photographer or in the photography section of a department store (possibly Klein's or McCrory's) and of his wife. Many of the images are of the handsome young man with pencil thin mustache dressed in a suit, handling various types of camera equipment or posed either singly or with co-workers in the photography department. There is also an image of a blonde woman wearing a sash with the words "The Polaroaid Camera Girl" on it.There are many images of the woman we believe to be his wife, posed in fashionable clothes. The earliest image of the woman is dated in 1951 and labeled "Me," and there are a few images of her cheerleading at a high school football game. The earliest images of the young man are of him graduating, probably from high school in 1955, another image is of him in an Army uniform.Most of the rest of the images are from the 1960s and show the young couple fashionably dressed, he in neat suits or tuxedos and she in various ball gowns or party dresses. They are shown dancing in night clubs, at Easter or Halloween parades, with new sports cars, or at the beach in Atlantic City, often in studied poses.Despite their sophisticated style, the couple were not immune to the fads or excesses of the 1960s. In a few images the man is seen in a black leather motorcycle jacket and black beret a la the Black Panthers; in a puffy shirt with beret and neckerchief; in another he is seen with bellbottoms, psychedelic headband and vest, while brandishing a bow and arrow in the outdoors. The young woman occasionally exhibits a fondness for cat's eye glasses.While the images are not strictly chronological, the later portions of the album young children, presumably belonging to the couple, are in evidence.A interesting window into the fashionable life of an African-American coupe during the heyday of the 1960s. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Maschinengeschriebener Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift. 1 Seite. 31.10.1951.

      1951. DIN A 4 (Gelocht, gefaltet, papierbed. gebräunt).

      [Bookseller: Aegis Verlag Einzelfirma]
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