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        A Question of Upbringing [Dance to the Music of Time]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. First Printing (with A on copyright page). 8vo: [8],230pp. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in silver, dust jacket illustrated by Frededric E. Banbery, printed in black and priced $2.75. A Fine copy, firmly and squarely bound, Fine jacket, spine panel very lightly toned. A superb example, virtually pristine and likely unread, scarce in such collectable, unrestored condition. Time 100. The first installment in Powell's monumental 12-volume literary landmark, which firmly cemented his place in the pantheon of modern English authors. "Beginning in the 1920 s, A Dance to the Music of Time follows the lives of a group of English friends and acquaintances as they make their various ways through life: meeting and parting, succeeding and failing, loving and hating, living and dying. There is ample room for both comedy and tragedy in this capacious, large-hearted work, but Powell's real triumph is the way he catches the rhythm of fate itself, the way it brings people together, only to spin them apart, then reunite them later as near-strangers, transformed in unexpected ways by the intervening years." (Time 100) 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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        London Journal, 1762-63. Edited with introduction and notes by Frederick A. Pottle. London, Heinemann

      1951 - Edition de luxe, limited to 1050 numbered copies. 4to, 490pp, 19 plates and 2 folding maps, original quarter vellum and buckram gilt, in slip case [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dal Naso al Cielo Novelle per un Anno

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, 1951. ITALIANO 0,2 Volume n. CXCII-CXCIII della collana. Legatura editoriale cartonata con titolo in rilievo su riquadro oro impresso al piatto e al dorso, copertina con lievi segni di uso, sovracopertina con segni di uso, tracce di fioritura e piccoli tagli ai margini, tagli e pagine bruniti con tracce sparse di fioritura USATO

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        Foundation Trilogy [Complete set in first editions]

      Gnome Press, 1951-01-01. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 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.

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

      New York: New York: Gnome Press, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1951. First Edition, First Issue, First State . Hardcovers. Very Good + / Near Fine Books/Very Good + / Near Fine Dustja. 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.

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        Foundation

      Foundation - Isaac Asimov (Gnome Press First Edition / Second Printing 1951 Hardcover w/ Dust Jacket)Copyright 1951, published by Gnome Press (NY); stated 'First Edition' on the copyright page. Second state / second printing per the advertising on the rear flap and oversized list of Gnome books on back of the dust jacket. Dust jacket has $2.75 on the front inside flap, lists other Science Fiction books by the publisher on the rear, and advertises 'Foundation and Empire' and 'Second Foundation' on the rear inside flap. Jacket has significant tears, chips, and nicks along the corners and spine head and tail. It is worn along the rear, the hinges, and over the 'A' in Asimov on the front, which is also wavy (based on viewing from the back) from what appears to be a ring water mark from a glass. Navy blue hardcover has significant spine lean and is worn at the corner, spine head and tail, and bottom-edge. Small nick on the fore-edge of page 239, while page 158 has a small hole the size of the head of a pin. All pages have varying degrees of tanning. Previous owner's name and date on the front free endpaper; no other writing or markings. Overall, it is in Good condition.

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        A King's Story, The Memoirs of H. R. H. The Duke of Windsor.

      London Cassell & Company Ltd 1951 - Limited edition, number 150 of 250, signed to frontispiece, 8vo., original green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt Royal Coat of Arms to front, top edge gilt others untrimmed, matching marbled slip-case, a little rubbed, otherwise fine. Relatively few copies were bound in this distinctive green binding since most were bound, also by Sangorski, in rust coloured morocco. H. R. H. Edward, Prince of Wales succeeded to the British throne on the death of his Father, King George V. However, due to the British Government and the Church of England's refusal to allow him to marry the twice divorced American, Wallis Simpson, the King abdicated on 11 December 1936 in favour of his younger brother, George VI. At this juncture he assumed the title of His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor. On his marriage to Mrs. Simpson she became the Duchess of Windsor although she was never granted the title of H. R. H. Abbey Scenery 553. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE DEAD LETTER FILE FROM ALCATRAZ PRISON, 1951-1962

      - A small archive of 28 letters, 12 post cards and miscellaneous ephemera and clippings from the Dead Letter Office at Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco Bay, dated from 1951 to 1962. The correspondence is addressed to inmates, both real and imagined, and to the postmaster at Alcatraz. A few of the letters were spurious or hoaxes, in which the correspondents used the Alcatraz return address, and when deemed undeliverable, they were sent to Alcatraz. Included among the post cards are several addressed to Alcatraz Postmaster Jean Long, seeking cancelled stamps from unusual places. Overall condition is very good to fine.

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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1951. 12 issues.

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo. 1951 - Large 8vo. Original wraps.12 issues complete for the yearLater issues ISSN 0131-6885 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Goshawk

      London; Jonathan Cape. 1951. 8vo. Original cherry red cloth with vignette in blind to upper board, lettered in silver to spine, top edge red, preserved in pictorial red dustwrapper; pp. [x], 11-215; with a couple of diagrams in the text; a very fresh copy, both externally and internally, protected by the unclipped, dustwrapper (10s. 6d.) with slight dusting to spine, otherwise fresh and attractive; scarce. First edition. White's classic account of his struggle to train a goshawk has begun to be rediscovered after featuring heavily in Helen MacDonald's Costa Award-winning H is for Hawk (2014). She points out that White's book is as much a psychological drama as a book on falconry, and also identifies many ways in which his experiences with the hawk fed into his writing of The Once and Future King; White comes to resemble his hawk just as the young Arthur is transformed into a merlin. Although highly regarded by falconers, this book never became a bestseller, and is consequently difficult to find in nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Catcher In the Rye

      Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1951 - Stated First Edition, 8 1/8" Tall (Taller Than Some Other Copies Stating "First Edition"), 1 5/16" Thick (Thicker Than Some Other Copies Stating "First Edition"). The Book Is Tight And Clean, No Marks, Without Marks Or Damage, Just A Tiny Point Of Fraying Of Cloth At Each Of The Two Lower Tips, A Little Wear/Dulling To The Spine Gilt And A Little Rubbing/Bumping To The Ends Of The Spine. Dust Jacket With The Portrait Of Salinger On The Rear Panel, And With The $3.00 Price On The Front Flap, Second State Without Space Between Top Of Head And Top Of Dust Jacket. The Dust Jacket Is Spectacular, No Chipping Or Tears, Without Restoration Or Cleaning Of Any Kind: No Fading To Orange-Red Or Yellow Colors On Spine And Front Panel, The Red On Both Spine And Front Panel Being An Even Bright Red, And The Author's Name On Spine Being The Same Bright Yellow As The Title On The Front Panel. There Is Not Any Sign Of Wear At The Top Of The Spine Panel, And It Is Still Crisp. The Jacket Has 1/8" Light Age Toning To The White Color Along The The Lower Edge Of Front Panel, To Top And Lower Edges Of White Flaps, And Within A Somewhat Larger Area Around All Edges Of The Photograph. There Is A 1/8" Rub At The Upper Right Tip Of The Front Panel, But No Other Rubs To The Color. There Is Almost Imperceptible 1/8" Bumping To Lower Edge Of Spine, And Slight Waviness Along The Very Bottom Edge Of The Front Panel (Without Damage To The Paper] In The Area With Age-Toning (Possibly Due To Storage In An Older Dust Jacket Protector). Scarce In This Un-Restored, Un-Torn And Un-Chipped Jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wind in the Willows, The

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1951. The "One Hundredth Edition" of "Wind in the Willows" Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. Introduction by A.A. Milne. London: Methuen & Co., [1951]. "One hundredth edition." Limited to 500 numbered copies (of which this is number 313), printed on handmade paper. Large quarto (11 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches; 295 x 235 mm.). [2, blank], xii, 178 pp. Twelve mounted color plates (including frontispiece), twelve black and white vignette chapter headings, and three other black and white drawings. Bound ca. 1992 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full cream crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped in gilt to match the original 1951 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and decorative gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, plain white endpapers. A fine copy. "This book was first issued on October 8th, 1908, since when it has been reprinted in a variety of editions, illustrated and unillustrated, 99 times. This one hundredth edition, published in 1951, is printed on handmade paper and is limited to 500 copies" (p. [iv]). Published originally by The Limited Editions Club in 1940 with sixteen color illustrations only, but not published in England until 1950 by Methuen. This is the first deluxe edition to have the twelve black and white vignette chapter headings, and the three other black and white drawings. "The book is a gentle delight, presenting illustrations which in no way fight with the more famous imaginative world created by Shepherd, although if Shepherd had not preceded him, then Rackham might have anthropomorphized his creatures even more. Several of the plates are delightful: The 'Golden Day when the three heroes walked by the Caravan, Mole leading a happy horse', (color-plate opposite page 18) and the placid Rat handing a hamper to put into a boat (color-plate opposite page 6), a plate famous among Rackham lovers because it was the boat for which Rackham forgot to draw the oars, an omission which some see as significant in view of the artist's imminent death. Perhaps the most interesting picture is the color-plate opposite page 98, which depicts the egocentric toad levelled to the drab clothes of a no-pocket washer woman, hopping about permissively, totally unequipped for the real contest. In the real world of people, like all egoists, animal or human, he is alien, and it is a typical piece of Rackhamerie that we should see two children laughing at the glum toad, not because he is a toad, but because he is obviously pretending to be something else". (Gettings, Arthur Rackham. pp 168-169). Riall, p. 200.

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        SLOVAKIAN SKI POSTER: JASNÁ NÍZKE TATRY.

      Lithograph in colour, (Very Good, small folds in white margins) 84 x 59 cm (33 x 23 inches). - Bratislava 1951. A highly decorative 1950s poster for a Slovakian ski resort in Jasná Low Tatras, was designed by an architect and illustrator Vojtech Kubasta, later known as a designer of pop-up books. - This amusing, highly decorative poster from 1951 advertises a popular Slovakian ski resort Jasná Nízke Tatre and was designed by a famous Czech illustrator Vojt?ch Kubasta (1914-1992). Kubašta, born in Vienna to Czech parents, was trained as an architect, but dedicated his artistic career to illustration since his early student days. In the 1950s he was designing posters and advertisements. In 1956 he designed his first pop-up book, which was followed in the next decades by a series of others, making Kubasta one of the most innovative Czech illustrators.

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        Le hussard sur le toit. - Le bonheur fou. - Angelo

      Gallimard 1951 - - Gallimard, Paris 1951-1957-1958, 14,5x21,5cm, 3 volumes reliés. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 210 copys numbered on pure vellum wire, drawing of head after 35 Holland paper. Binding with the bradel in full paper with vegetal motifs, smooth back, piece of title of morocco chocolate brown, preserved covers, golden head. Autographed, signed and signed autograph from Jean Giono to Madame Alméras. Beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Bibliography of the Works of Hector Berlioz 1803 1869

      Illustrations. First edition, limited to 320 copies on Mellotex paper, 20 copies on Hodgkinson hand-made paper, this one of 2 copies printed for the author on Japanese Vellum, hors commerce. 4to., full green crushed morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, signed  Zaehnsdorf, marbled paper pull-off case. Edinburgh, The Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.

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        Gesammelte Werke. Band 1-78. Mischauflage. 78 Bände. ca. 1951-1995

      Karl-May-Verlag; Bamberg, Zusammen ca. 38000 Seiten. 8° , gebundene Ausgabe Grüne OLwd. m. mont. farbigem Deckelbild u. dekorativer Rückengoldprägung. 1. Durch die Wüste / 2. Durchs wilde Kurdistan / 3. Von Bagdad nach Stambul / 4. In den Schluchten des Balkan / 5. Durch das Land der Skipetaren / 6. Der Schut / 7. Winnetou I. / 8. Winnetou II. / 9. Winnetou III. / 10. Sand des Verderbens / 11. Am Stillen Ozean / 12. Am Rio de la Plata / 13. In den Kordilleren / 14. Old Surehand I. / 15. Old Surehand II / 16. Menschenjäger / 17. Der Mahdi / 18. Im Sudan / 19. Kapitän Kaiman / 20. Felsenburg / 21. Krüger Bei / 22. Satan und Ischariot / 23. Auf fremden Pfaden / 24. Weihnacht / 25. Am Jenseits / 26. Der Löwe der Blutrache / 27. Bei den Trümmern von Babylon / 28. Im Reiche des silbernen Löwen / 29. Das versteinerte Gebet / 30. Und Friede auf Erden / 31. Ardistan / 32. Der Mir von Dschinnistan / 33. Winnetous Erben / 34. »Ich« / 35. Unter Geiern / 36. Der Schatz im Silbersee / 37. Der Ölprinz / 38. Halbblut / 39. Das Vermächtnis des Inka / 40. Der blaurote Methusalem / 41. Die Sklavenkarawane / 42. Der alte Dessauer / 43. Aus dunklem Tann / 44. Der Waldschwarze / 45. Zepter und Hammer / 46. Die Juweleninsel / 47. Professor Vitzliputzli / 48. Das Zauberwasser / 49. Lichte Höhen / 50. In Mekka / 51. Schloss Rodriganda / 52. Die Pyramide des Sonnengottes / 53. Benito Juarez / 54. Trapper Geierschnabel / 55. Der sterbende Kaiser / 56. Der Weg nach Waterloo / 57. Das Geheimnis des Marabut / 58. Der Spion von Ortry / 59. Die Herren von Greifenklau / 60. Allah il Allah! / 61. Der Derwisch / 62. Im Tal des Todes / 63. Zobeljäger und Kosak / 64. Das Buschgespenst / 65. Der Fremde aus Indien / 66. Der Peitschenmüller / 67. Der Silberbauer / 68. Der Wurzelsepp / 69. Ritter und Rebellen / 70. Der Waldläufer / 71. Old Firehand / 72. Schacht und Hütte / 73. Der Habicht / 74. Der verlorene Sohn / 75. Sklaven der Schande / 76. Der Eremit / 77. Die Kinder des Herzogs / 78. Das Rätsel von Miramare. Die Bände sind alle in einem guten bis sehr gutem Zustand. Ein Bd. originalverp., laut Vorbesitzer: 1 x gelesen! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Green Hills of Earth

      Shasta, Chi 1951 - Signed First Edition. Signed on half-title page. Quarter-bound with green boards and dark publisher's cloth to spine. Pictorial dustjacket with cover art by Hubert Rogers. Not price-clipped. Book Condition: Very Good Plus: Clean, bright boards. Toned textblock. Has a few inches of light soiling to the foredge, none of which bleeds into the actual internal page - purely superficial. Tips rubbed and lightly bumped. Spine is softened, quarter inch of sunning to head of spine. / DJ Condition: Very Good: Bright jacket. Not price clipped. Wrapped in protective mylar. Two in closed tear to the top edge of the front cover, chipped with some areas of loss along the edges. Spine ends each have about a 1/4 inch of loss. 1 inch tear near head of spine. Moderate shelfwear. Some areas of color transfer from the book binding, does not compromise exterior. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        XX Poems

      First edition. Small 4to., original white wrappers printed in black. [Belfast]. Privately printed for the author.

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        Tales of Quails 'n Such

      New York: Greenberg, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in original pictorial boards bound in dark green three-quarter cloth, top stain green, and very good unevenly toned but sturdy slipcase.. Octavo.16 x 24 cm. 237 pp. Color frontispiece illustration from a painting by William J. Schaldach, with reproductions of decorations by Schaldach in the text. Number 188 of 299 copies. Inscribed by Babcock on a blank introductory page.

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        Family Reunion

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. Reprint. hardcover. very good(-)/very good(-). 146 pages, 8vo, red cloth (uneven toning on the back blank pages; back inner hinge partially separated; glue stain inside the front cover), dust wrapper (small tears and chips) in a mylar sleeve. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. A very good(-) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed with an original, unpublished poem below Wilbur J. Abell's book plate on the front free endpaper: "Please, kind St. Peter, when handing out your labels, Reserve a specially fine one for the Abells. Thus prays one smug and comfortable guest, grateful for generous food and drink and rest. Ogden Nash 5/4/52.

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        Requiem for a Nun (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION IN CUSTOM CLAMSHELL BOX)

      New York: Random House, 1951. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Near Fine. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches. 286 PP. #489 of 750 copies signed and numbered by William Faulkner. In original publisher glassine wrap that remains complete and untorn. Marbled boards with black cloth spine and tips. Housed in custom clamshell box with two black leather spine labels. Overall, a high-grade specimen in gift-worthy condition.

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        I ROBOT

      GNOME PRESS 1951 - Stated First Edition, First Printing Beautiful clean book with a scarce original stunning unfaded dust jacket. Only 5,000 copies of the first edition were printed of this iconic title in which Asimov¿s ¿Three Laws of Robotics¿ were postulated for the first time. The book is in beautiful condition with crisp red boards, with a black robot emblem to front, and black titles to spine. The boards are clean and a vibrant red still maintaining the original sheen. The book has no edgewear with sharp corners and one small corner bump. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with No marks, No stains, No writing, No handling marks, and No foxing. Internally appearing as unread! A beautiful example of this landmark title! The original unrestored first edition dust jacket is in stunning condition without the common fading of the spine to the typical grey tone. Instead this jacket maintains a lovely red spine with only a hint of fading, with some slight nicks/creases and rubbing. Even the white rear panel and flaps are still a white! The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50 on the innner front flap. Please see detailed images. Stunning, handsome unrestored vibrant jacket presenting the book beautifully on the shelf. A very handsome example of this scarce, classic title in beautiful collectible condition with a vibrant book and stunning dust jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Mystery In Space #1 COMIC BOOK 1951-DC-Frank Frazetta Golden-age

      DC 1951 - -Knights Of The Galaxy -FRANK FRAZETTA art. -Small piece out bottom spine. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VG-

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        The Sands of Mars

      London Sidgwick and Jackson 1951, 1951. First Edition 1st Printing. Boards. Near Fine Book/Very Good Dustjacket. 219 Pp. Red Boards Stamped In Black. First Printing. No Wear Or Bumping, Pages Browning As Usual, But 1/4" Tear At Base Of Front Spine Edge. Signed On Endpaper By Arthur C Clarke In Blue Ink, Then Later Inscribed And Signed By Clarke Again In Green Ink With The Name Of The Sf Fan Above, And Then "New York 2 Sept 1956 Arthur C Clarke" Below. Dj Not Price Clipped, Clean, Wear With Minute Losses At Corners, 1/4" Tear At Base Of Front Spine Edge.

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        THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. First edition. 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). 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.

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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]

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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]

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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