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        Benito Cereno ed altri racconti

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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Original Setting Typescript for MORNING JOURNEY

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Bestiario, Buenos Aires, Editorial Sudamericana, 1951.

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

      [Bookseller: Victor Aizenman (SLAM / ILAB)]
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        La loterie du jardin zoologique. Traduit de l'allemand par Robert Valançay et accompagné de "Fiat Modes", 8 dessins de Max Ernst (collection "L'âge d'Or")

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Sugar Ray Robinson

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Frank K. “Pete” Everest Signed Photograph.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ice in the Bedroom

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

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        A SOLDIER'S STORY. .

      New York 1951 - A SOLDIER'S STORY. New York 1951. 618 pages. First edition, excellent copy, presentation copy from Bradley in a bold hand, lacks dust jacket. Protected by a clear acid-free mylar dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Broadfoot Publishing Company]
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        A Bibliography of the Works of Hector Berlioz. 1803-1869.

      1951 - 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. Inscribed in ink under the limitation statement 'My dear wife, who has for some seventeen years patiently and forbearingly, endured the preparation of this book, the magnitude of which I promise never to repeat again in all my life. For all this I offer her my deepest thanks and love. Cecil. East Meon. July 19th 1951'. Pasted to the leaf opposite, within a hand ruled frame, a one pageALS from Hector Berlioz, dated 20.11.46 'Veuillez être assez bon pour annoncer mon concert dans le prochain numéro de la Sylphide, vous m'obligerez beaucoup. J'aurais l'honneur de vous envoyer des billets avant le 28. Mille compliments (?) H.Berlioz'. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Marijuana Girl

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

      [Bookseller: Bookwood]
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        The Catcher In The Rye.

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

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        Astronauci. Powiesc Fantastyczno-Naukowa. [The Astronauts]

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Eigenh. Bildpostkarte mit U. ("Heimito").

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Siddhartha

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

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

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

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

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

      [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.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        The Sea Around Us

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Goshawk

      1951 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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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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        Ready To Burn

      Museum Press (1951), London - Original black cloth, lettered in silver and decorated in silver and red to the spine. In a complete and very attractive dust jacket. A Satan Hall Mystery Novel. A short closed tear at the bottom edge of the front panel near the spine. The original 9/6 price to the flap has a line drawn through it with a 3/6 price written in ink above it. Some minor soiling to the spine and some minor foxing to the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        The Wind in the Willows. Introduction by A. A. Milne.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1951 - Quarto. Original white sheep, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the original slipcase. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine a little toned; an excellent copy, internally fresh. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour illustrations by Rackham mounted on same paper as letterpress. Deluxe edition, number 258 of 500 copies. This the one hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, originally published in 1908; Rackham's illustrations had first appeared in the Limited Editions Club recension of 1940. Riall p. 200. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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