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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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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]

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Une saison en enfer, Les déserts de l'amour, Les illuminations

      André Gonin, Lausanne 1951 - Avec 24 eaux-fortes de Germaine Richier. 130 exemplaires signés par l'artiste et l'éditeur. Avec emboîtage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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. Gallimard Paris 1951-1957-1958 14,5x21,5cm 3 volumes reliés

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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.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        XX Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books, LLC]
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        Mapas Españoles de America. Siglos XV-XVII

      Madrid: Maestre, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. 1/312, out of series. Atlas folio. (xv) 351pp. 3/4 grey cloth over orange marbled paper boards, with gilt lettering over red labels on the spine. White string ties. The publication is a portfolio containing loose pages and plates. Includes 78 plates of facsimile reproductions of early Spanish maps of the Americas, dating from 1493-1699. There is an appendix and bibliographic section at the rear. Among the maps included are a map of the north coast of Hispaniola by Christopher Columbus from 1493, most likely from his first voyage, and the Map of Juan de la Cosa, from 1500. The Columbus map depicts what can be considered the first map of any location in the New World. The de la Cosa map is known as the earliest undisputed world map (mappa mundi) showing the Americas, to the extend they were known at the time. Plates 29, 34, 38 and 39 show period maps accompanied by transparent tissue paper overlays revealing their modern accurate counterparts, for comparison. The maps are reproduced in b/w and color photogravure, some with beautiful gilt over-painting. Each plate is supplemented by scholarly writings giving historical background to the maps and indexes of place names. Text in Spanish. The boards of the original slipcase are broken but present. Binding with some light scratches to the orange paper on the covers as well as some minor rubbing and cracking at the head and tail of the front hinge of the spine. Interior with some sporadic minor smudges and small water stains at the margins of some pages. All text and images unaffected. Binding in very good-, interior in very good+ condition overall.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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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]

      [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]

      [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."

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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 PUB ND (1951). - FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET. 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 JUST A TRACE OF RUB/WEAR AT THE CORNERS AND SPINE ENDS, AND SLIGHTLY RUBBED VERTICAL FOLDS, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. AS NICE AND FRESH A COPY OF THIS BOOK THAT YOU WILL FIND. FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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