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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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        Pursuit of Gentlemen [with unproduced typescript play]

      Coward-McCann, Inc., New York 1951 - First edition. Illustrated by Jack Long. Near fine with slight soiling to boards and some edgewear in a very good dustwrapper with rubbing, chips and tears. Inscribed by the author. Laid in are eleven 8.5" x 11" photocopied pages of a typed treatment for staging the book as a play with hand-written corrections. All pages have been folded and are very good with shallow chips and tears.Kathryn Cochran Cravens, 1898--1991, a radio personality, actress and writer from Texas was the first female news commentator to be broadcast coast to coast. *Pursuit of Gentlemen*, her only novel, was published in 1951, the manuscript for which won first prize from the National League of American Penwomen in 1948. The novel is a fictionalized version of her adventures as a trailblazing woman with humble Texas beginnings finding her way through New York society.She started her career playing small parts for Fox Films in Hollywood. The following decade would include work in silent films and eventually radio, where she found her niche. By 1930 she was given her own news program in St. Louis, "News Through a Woman's Eyes." CBS eventually picked up the show and Cravens moved to New York. After the show she wrote columns for *Cosmopolitan*, *The New York Times*, and *The Christian Science Monitor* before focusing on the war effort. In 1945 she became the first woman wartime correspondent. She was later acknowledged for her efforts with a special citation presented by the United States Army.Although never performed, Cravens typed up staging directions for the first two acts of *Pursuit of Gentlemen*, which appears here. The draft includes notes in pen by the author on the content as well as duplications and "writer's copies." This would be her last published work as Cravens retired to her family home in Burkett, Texas in 1952 after making it to "Who's Who in America." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Maschinengeschriebener Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift. 1 Seite. 31.10.1951.

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

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        A City Winter and Other Poems

      Editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York 1951 - Illustrated folded and gathered sheets of the first edition, which was limited to 150 numbered copies (this copy unnumbered). With two drawings by Larry Rivers. Minor soiling to the outer wrap else fine in wrappers. The unbound format of the poet's scarce first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        God and Man at Yale: The "Superstitions" of Academic Freedom

      Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1951. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. First edition, first printing, as indicated by no printing statement on the copyright page and title page dated 1951. SIGNED by the author and inscribed without personalization: "With best wishes, William F. Buckley, Jr." directly on the front endpaper. First-issue dust jacket has the publisher's $3.50 price on the front flap. Dark-blue cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine. 240 pages. NEAR FINE book in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Book is very close to Fine, with just some faint vertical creasing to the spine, a tiny nick to the top edge of the front board and the tiniest bump to the tip of the bottom corner. Otherwise bright and clean, tight and square, with practically flawless pages. No previous owner's signature or bookplate. Dust jacket is bright and very clean with light chipping and wear along the top edges, a small chip at the bottom edge of the rear spine fold, a small worn-through spot on the front spine fold with some other light wear, and a tiny tear at the bottom edge of the rear panel. Otherwise excellent with no sunning to the spine and just mild age-toning to the white rear panel. Jacket is protected in a mylar cover. Signature is absolutely guaranteed to pass authentication by any qualified signature expert..

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        God and Man at Yale

      Henry Regnery, 1951 A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket, with the original price of $3.50 still present on the front flap. 1951 on title page and no mention of later printings on the copyright page. Previous owner, a Yale student, has written his name and a note on the front free endpaper, and the introduction of the book has some underlining in pencil, but the rest of the book does not appear to have been read.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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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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        Bushire (N.H-39, fourth edition). Tehran (N.I-39, third edition).

      [London], Geographical Section, General Staff, 1951. - Silk-printed colour map, 1:1,000,000. 68 x 62 cm. Classed as "Restricted", this Ordnance Survey map, printed on fabric to sustain extreme conditions of weather and handling, shows the northern end of the Gulf from the Saudi Arabian border and Kuwait, the Shatt Al Arab with Khorramshahr, and the Iranian coastline to Bushire and beyond. The reverse shows the area north of this, including Isfahan and Tehran. - Very rare; in clean and apparently unused condition. Folded. OCLC 249320989.

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        THE SEVEN-LEAGUE CRUTCHES with a MANUSCRIPT VERSE

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

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        Requiem for a Nun.

      New York: Random House, 1951 - Octavo. Original half black cloth, marbled paper boards, titles to spine gilt, blue endpapers. With the original acetate dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded; an excellent, fresh copy. First edition, signed limited issue, one of 750 copies, this an out-of-series copy, signed by the author and specially bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Green Hills of Earth, The

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

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        Knabenchor (Halle/S.). Holzschnitt.

       1951. Signiert. Im Stock monogrammiert. Prägnanter Druck auf vollrandigem Ingres-Bütten 49,5 x 26,5 cm. Papier: 61,5 x 38,5cm Söhn 467 b (von b). Edition der Griffelkunst-Vereinigung Hamburg. Kleine Auflage auf Ingres-Bütten. Das Blatt ist auch unter dem Titel \"Singende Knaben\" bekannt. - Nachdem Felixmüller sein Musikstudium aufgegeben hatte, begann er im Herbst 1912 ein Studium an der Kunstakademie in Dresden. Seine grafischen Techniken Holzschnitt, Kupfer- und Stahlstich sowie Radierung eignete sich Felixmüller autodidaktisch an. Nach kurzem Kriegsdienst und sowjetischer Gefangenschaft wurde Felixmüller 1949 zum Professor an der Pädagogischen Fakultät der Universität Halle berufen und lehrte dort bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1961. - Schwache Flecken im druckenden Bereich. Untere rechten Ecke mit schwacher Knickspur, an der oberen Blattkante mit kleiner Stauchspur. Insgesamt minimal gebräunt. Singende Knaben, Knabenchor, Halle an der Saale, Musik,

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        Obras completas de Jacinto Benavente

      Aguilar 1951-1956, Madrid - 11 v., 15 x 11 cm Con una nota preliminar del autor en el tomo I Español

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        Mr. Apple's Family

      Published in Oxford for Basil Blackwell & Mott Ltd., by the Compton Printing Works, London []. 1951. - First UK edition hard back binding in publisher's original white cloth covers, green title and author lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 9'' x 5½''. Contains [x] 118 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. As Mr. Apple's family grows, he moves his lovely wife and all the little Apple children from a cramped city apartment to a wonderful farm in the country. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with two small rust spots to the top front cover, old dry damp mark to the rear fore edge, price clipped with the remains of 7s (of 7s 6d). Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. CHILDREN'S & JUVENILE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES ORAISONS AMOUREUSES Illustrées d'eaux-fortes en couleurs de Jean-Gabriel DOMERGUE

      1951 - Paris Collection du Lierre S.P.E.L. 1951 1 vol. in-4 (23 5x28 5) en feuilles sous couverture rempliée illustrée sous chemise et étui lie-de-vin pièce de titre maroquin 10 eaux-fortes en couleurs hors-texte de Jean-Gabriel DOMERGUE tirage limité à 380 exemplaires sur vélin Ribes (n°282) Magnifique Exemplaire ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L' annonce faite à Marie *

      NRF, (Paris) 1951. - En feuilles 41 x 30, couverture imprimée rempliée, double emboîtage bordé, titre au dos (passé). L'un des 160 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil à la forme de Lana. 45 burins gravés de Pierre-Yves Trémois, tirés par Lacourière. Considéré comme le chef-d'oeuvre de l'auteur, ce mystère en quatre actes, imprimé en deux couleurs dans une grandiose mise en scène, est copieusement ymagé.

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        Accent & Hazard

      Paris : printed by Jacques Murray at the Stramur-presse, 1951. Small folio, colour printed paper portfolio in original card slipcase housing ten sections containing Kershaw's poems, etched from the manuscript by Murray, illustrated by eight large full page, double page or folding etchings and aquatints by David Strachan complemented by numerous vignette and title etchings by the artist, occasional foxing to margins. Limited to fifty copies signed by the author, artist and printer, plus fifteen hors commercecopies. A magnificent and rare book in the true French livre d'artiste manner, by Australian expatriates, artist David Strachan and poet Alister Kershaw. Kershaw was an active member of the Angry Penguins circle in Melbourne. The nameStramur-presse is a play on the names Strachan and Murray.

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        The Sea Around Us

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. 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.

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        The Day of the Triffids

      Doubleday, New York 1951 - 222 Pp. Grey Blue Cloth Stamped In Green. Stated First Edition; Preceding The British Edition And With Textual Differences. Book Is Bright, Clean, No Marks, Tight, No Fraying, No Wear. Triangular Green Armorial Bookplate Of Sf And Non-Fiction Writer L. Sprague De Camp, On Front Pastedown Mostly Under Front Flap, With Later Signature Of A Fan Dated October 1955. Dj Not Price Clipped, Clean, Lightly Rubbed At Corners, Slight Fading To Blues On Spine Panel, Closed 1/2" Tear And Closed 3/8" Tear At Top Of Rear Panel, Would Still Be Near Fine Except For A Triangular Chip In Lower Center Of Spine, 3/8" Wide And 5/8" Long, Possibly From Removal Of A Label. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Catcher in the Rye.

      Boston, Little, Brown and Company. 1951 - FIRST EDITION. Octavo., pp.277. Elegantly bound in black full morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, original spine bound in at rear. A clean, fresh copy with one faint mark to half-title, in a fine, unmarked recent leather binding Callil & Toibin; Modern Library. (200 Best Novels in English since 1950), p.154. Listed in The Observer: All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003];also Time Magazine: 100 Best Modern Novels; Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998]; BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]; The Times: NovelList Top 60 Poll [2013]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Day of the Triffids

      New York: Doubleday, 1951. First Edition (stated). Grey Cloth. Fine Book/Very Good + DJ. Association Copy [not signed]. 222 Pp. Grey Blue Cloth Stamped In Green. Stated First Edition; Preceding The British Edition And With Textual Differences. Book Is Bright, Clean, No Marks, Tight, No Fraying, No Wear. Triangular Green Armorial Bookplate Of Sf And Non-Fiction Writer L. Sprague De Camp, On Front Pastedown Mostly Under Front Flap, With Later Signature Of A Fan Dated October 1955. Dj Not Price Clipped, Clean, Lightly Rubbed At Corners, Slight Fading To Blues On Spine Panel, Closed 1/2" Tear And Closed 3/8" Tear At Top Of Rear Panel, Would Still Be Near Fine Except For A Triangular Chip In Lower Center Of Spine, 3/8" Wide And 5/8" Long, Possibly From Removal Of A Label.

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        XIX Century Fiction. A Bibliographical Record Based on His Own Collection. Two Volumes

      Cambridge: The University Press, 1951. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Quarto. Jean Hersholt's copy, with his bookplates on front pastedowns and location stickers. TWO VOLUMES. One of 1,000 copies printed. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets.

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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, , 1951. Octavo. Original half black cloth, marbled paper boards, titles to spine gilt, blue endpapers. With the original acetate dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded; an excellent, fresh copy. First edition, signed limited issue, one of 750 copies, this an out-of-series copy, signed by the author and specially bound.

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        The Way Some People Die

      Knopf, NY 1951 - THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DIE by John Ross Macdonald- Knopf 1951 HC 1st ed SIGNED. VG condition slight roll on spine NO DJ minor shelfwear on bottom [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        At Swim-Two-Birds

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

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        End of the Affair, The

      London: William Heinemann, 1951. First Impression. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First Issue, without the divisional numeral (and thus chapter division) of Book 2, VIII. 8vo: [6],237,[1]pp. Publisher's grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, biege end papers, grey and white price-clipped typographic dust jacket. About Fine (mild lightening to spine); about Fine jacket (several miniscule closed tears). A most attractive copy. Wobbe A27a. In the introduction to this novel in Introductions to Three Novels, Greene reminds the reader that The End of the Affair was one of his first attempts to use the first person. He also reports that Great Expectations and The Good Soldier were deeply influential in the novel's development. "From a technical standpoint, [The End of the Affair] is a masterful blend of diary entries, letters, and shifting viewpoints, yet from a religious standpoint, it is the most spiritually challenging record of obsessive jealousy and hate that Greene ever produced . . . The fourth of Greene's explicitly Catholic novels, [it] in fact concerns a love triangle. It is also a kind of detective story, in which the mysterious third party, of whom Bendrix is so jealous, proves to be spiritual. Greene dedicated the novel to 'C.' [Lady Catherine Walston], with whom he was then having an affair." (Literary Encyclopedia) 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.

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        Astronauci. Powie?? fantastyczno-naukowa. [The Astronauts.]

      Spó?dzielnia Wydawnicza O?wiatowa "Czytelnik, [Warszawa (Warsaw)] 1951 - Cover designed by Jan S. Miklaszewski. First edition. Text in Polish. In publisher's illustrated wrappers. 334, (4) p. First edition of Lem's debut book, a science fiction novel of an ideal, socialist utopia. Stanis?aw Lem (1921-2006), the author of Solaris, was a Polish science fiction writer, the most celebrated SF author in the Communist world. Somewhat rubbed at spine. Contemporary presentation inscription in ink on title page, private collection stamp and number in ink on the verso of title page. Pages yellowed due to acidic paper. Insignificant inscription in ink on half title. Overall in fine condition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL: SIMPLIFIED, FASTER DIANETIC TECHNIQUES

      Wichita, Kansas: The Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, 1951. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding/Fair dust jacket. The first trade edition, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page.. Typed slip on the front endpaper: "This book should contain two charts eight inches by twenty-four inches in length. If these charts are not in back of the book, please see your bookseller." The two original charts are present, as well as what appears to be two old photostats of the chart. Previous owner name stamped in green ink on the yellow pastedown, as appears to be usual. There is some old tape residue. The dustjacket is present, with tape repairs and loss. Most uncommon. Very Good binding / Fair dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Drawing for Gekkan KYO^TO Magazine

      1951. ONCHI Koshiro. Drawing for Gekkan KYOTO Magazine. An original drawing and magazine printer's proof page, tipped onto a single sheet, 27.4 x 19.2 cm., along with a xerox of the illustration and article as printed in the magazine in 1951. The article was entitled HAHA NO TERYORI [MOM'S HOME COOKING] and the illustration is of a homely meal of tofu, herbs and a chawanmushi, with Onchi's calligraphed caption. As is evident from the proof and the printed article, it was all quite faithfully reproduced. Charming and effecting evocation of a warmly remembered distant past, long before the war and the privations all around. A very nice and contextualized presentation.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Exploration Of Space (First American Edition, Signed By Arthur C Clarke)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1951. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 1st Printing Xiii,199 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. First American Edition, "First Edition" Stated On Copyright Page. Signed By Clarke On The Title Page. Near Fine, Very Clean And Bright, Gilt Brilliant, Slight Rubbing At Corners. Very Faint Dampstain 1/2" Deep At Foredges Of Pastedowns And Free Endpapers, And 1/4" Deep At Top Half Of Foredge Of Blank Side Of Frontispiece. No Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        A Question of Upbringing;

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1951. [Together with] Signed typeset letter from Powell. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. [Together with] Typeset letter on Powell's letterhead paper in the envelope. Spine gently rolled, top edge lightly dust toned, a very good, bright copy in the jacket with faded spine, short closed tears to foot of front panel, foot of spine, and head of rear panel, nicks to extremities. First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Osbert and Karen, from Tony, with renewed love, December 1961". The recipients are believed to be Osbert and Karen Lancaster. Osbert Lancaster and Powell were friends from their time at Oxford; Lancaster designed a number of paperback covers for Powell's books, including the cover of Penguin's paperback edition of this work, published in 1962. This is Powell's first novel in his series Dance to the Music of Time. The letter, sent to Miss Audrey Watson, dated 17 May 1973, reads, "Dear Miss Watson, In reply to your letter, I am afraid I have had to make it a rule not to do as you request. I hope you will not think this ungracious. Yours sincerely, Anthony Powell". Powell has corrected his typed mistakes in two places.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les deux étendards

      first edition, one of the 105 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, drawing of head. Pleasant copy. Gallimard Paris 1951 14,5x22,5cm 2 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co., 1951 - The "One Hundredth Edition" of "Wind in the Willows"[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 361), printed on handmade paper. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches; 298 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. Internally fine and fresh.Publisher's full white calf, smooth spine lettered in gilt. Small repaired split at foot of spine, neat ink inscription dated 1952 on front free end-paper. A very good 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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