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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown & Co 1951 - One of the most significant works of 20th century fiction – a true classic. Fine in Near Fine first issue jacket. ******* The book has minor spots to the top edge, otherwise fine. The jacket is truly great, but let me walk through the minor faults first – a modicum of chipping to the spine head, two corners, and along a bit of the top front panel, a tiny closed tear at the upper front panel, a bit rubbed at the folds. And perhaps most modest general patina of age endemic to all objects on Earth that haven’t been hermetically sealed. That about covers it. There is no fading to the spine or really elsewhere for that matter. Many other booksellers would probably call this an “else Fine” jacket, but my aim for brutal and probably self-injurious accuracy beckons me to stay with Near Fine. Now one can take a jeweler’s eye to any jacket and find any number of faults, but make no mistake - this is a fresh copy and priced to make your dream of owning this classic a reality. Don’t forego buying a new car or paying your child’s college tuition in order to buy an equal copy for much more. ****** “I'd say its enduring appeal is not due to the fact that Salinger was an expert writer but due to the universality of Holden's emotions and expressions Books that are termed great are termed so, not because they have fantastic plots or unique literary devices but are in fact, universal and timeless in the feelings they evoke within us.” (Mona) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anniroc Rare Books]
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        A History of the Crusades. [Three volumes]

      Cambridge University Press. Cambridge 1951-1954 - Three volumes in dustwrappers in near-fine condition. Second, First and First impressions. Volume One: The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem; second impression, 1951; Volume Two: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East 1100-1187; first impression, 1952; Volume Three: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades; first impression, 1954. Slight soiling to the upper edge of the text blocks on all three volumes, otherwise no faults. An exceptional set, scarce in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
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        Quinze jours avec la mort

      First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête.A very good copy, with edges preserved. Plon Paris 1951 14,5x20cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Caine Mutiny

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in silver. Signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Near fine in an excellent second-issue dust jacket with a few closed tears. The Caine Mutiny was published in March, 1951 and word of mouth quickly spread and a second printing was issued in April 1951, and four more printings in June alone. By September 1951, The Caine Mutiny had become the best-selling novel in the country. The book remained on the best-seller list for two and a half years, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1952. The Caine Mutiny was both a Broadway play and a Hollywood film starring Humphrey Bogart in an unforgettable performance as Captain Queeg.

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        The Wonderful Farm

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1951. First Edition [stated]. Red Cloth. Fine Book/Near Fine Dustjacket. Drawings By Maurice Sendak. A bright, near new copy, in a slightly aged near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear, not price-cllipped [$2.50]. First printing, Hanrahan A-2 with 'First Edition / I-A" on copyright page.

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        Zeitschrift für evangelisches Kirchenrecht.

      Tübingen, Mohr, 1951-1993. - ISSN: 0044-2690. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheksrückenschild. Es fehlen bei Band 14 Hefte 1 u. 2 und bei Band 15 Hefte 1-3. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 8°. Halbleineneinbände der Zeit und Original-Verlagsbroschur.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        SOCREALISM - FOOTBALL: Nedelja 18. II. 1951. Igraliste nogometnog kluba "Bjelovar". Prijateljska nogometna utakmica NK "Dinamo-II" Zagreb - NK "Bjelovar".

      Bjelovar, Croatia: Stamparija Bjelovar 1951 - Offset lithograph (Very Good, soft folds) 59 x 83 cm (23.2 x 32.7 inches) A rare, large poster, printed in attractive red lithographed colours, advertises a football match between two Croatian clubs on February 18 1951. In the years after WWII Yugoslavia was known for its sportsmen, who were achieving awards worldwide. Schools, firms and factories were organising free sport courses and camps in order to keep people on the straight and narrow.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown & Co, 1951 One of the most significant works of 20th century fiction – a true classic. Fine in Near Fine first issue jacket. The book has minor spots to the top edge, otherwise fine. The jacket is truly great, but let me walk through the minor faults first – a modicum of chipping to the spine head, two corners, and along a bit of the top front panel, a tiny closed tear at the upper front panel, a bit rubbed at the folds. And perhaps most modest general patina of age endemic to all objects on Earth that haven't been hermetically sealed. That about covers it. There is no fading to the spine or really elsewhere for that matter. Many other booksellers would probably call this an "else Fine" jacket, but my aim for brutal and probably self-injurious accuracy beckons me to stay with Near Fine. Now one can take a jeweler's eye to any jacket and find any number of faults, but make no mistake - this is a fresh copy and priced to make your dream of owning this classic a reality. Don't forego buying a new car or paying your child's college tuition in order to buy an equal copy for much more. "I'd say its enduring appeal is not due to the fact that Salinger was an expert writer but due to the universality of Holden's emotions and expressions…Books that are termed great are termed so, not because they have fantastic plots or unique literary devices but are in fact, universal and timeless in the feelings they evoke within us." (Mona)

      [Bookseller: Anniroc Books]
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        APUNTES DE HISTORIA MILITAR Parte teórica -DEDICADO Y FIRMADO POR AUTOR-

      CIRCULO MILITAR 1951 - 324 págs VOLUMEN 398 - CON MAPAS ADJUNTOS [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MARIANO RAPINO]
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        Egon Eiermann in seinem Porsche 356 vor dem Restaurant "zum Kranz" bei Blumberg im Schwarzwald. Egon Eiermann in his Porsche 356 in 1951, in front of the restaurant "Kranz" , Blumberg Black Forest.

      Stuttgart, Archiv Lazi, / 1951 - 18 x 23 cm Sehr guter Zustand. The original photograph is not that browned. later estate print, 2014, edition of 10 copies, stamped with archival #. Limitierter Estate Abzug. Fotografie des Architekten Egon Eiermann in seinem Porsche 356, mit dem württembergischen Kennzeichen AW 99 4109. AW war amerikanisch besetzte Zone Württemberg-Baden, diese Nummerschilder wurden in der Zeit von 1945-1956 vergeben wurden. Die Landeshauptstadt war Stuttgart. Egon Eiermann ( 1904-1970) studied in Berlin architecture with Hans Poelzi and was one of the major German architects of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K., ILAB]
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        Bronzegerät, Kultbauten, Religion im ältesten China der Shang-Zeit in 2 Bänden. I: Textband, II: Abbildungen.

      Antwerpen, De Sikkel, 1951. 4°, Broschiert XIX, 273 Seiten + CIII Talfen/298 Abbildungen. Original-Broschür mit illustriertem Umschlag. Unbeschnitten u. unaufgeschnitten (uncut and unopened). Außer einem kleinen Randeinriß beim Textband sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China, Chinesische Kultur, Chinesische Kunst

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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        End of the Affair, The

      London William Heinemann 1951 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 Fine- 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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Antonio Maceo y La Disciplina Militar

      Discurso leido en la Solemne Velada del 7 de Diciembre de 1951, en la Camara de Representantes, por el senor Segundo Curti Messina (Representante por laProvincia de la Habana y Ministro de Gobernacion). - Dünne Broschur mit 32 Seiten, Papier gegilbt, auf den ersten paar Seiten auch tlw stockig. Ansonsten gut. - Auf dem Schmutztitel mit einer Widmung des Autors Segundo Curti Messina (Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., war auch auf Kuba Botschafter). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Birgit Gerl]
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        Erstveröffentlichungen seit 1951 - komplette Sammlung mit weit über 5.000 Comicseiten aus der Micky Maus, den Sonderheften der Micky Maus und anderen Heftreihen

      Diese riesige Sammlung umfasst die sauber ausgeschnittenen Seiten mit den Comics von Carl Barks aus den Micky-Maus-Heften und anderen Heftreihen seit 1951. Die Seiten befinden sich in Kunststoffhüllen in insgesamt 19 Aktenordnern. Es ist das gesamte bis ca. 1995 bei EHAPA erstveröffentlichte Barks-Material. Erstabdrucke von Barks-Geschichten aus der Micky Maus: Ordner 01 - MM 1/1951 bis 3/1954 Ordner 02 - MM 4/1954 bis 23/1956 Ordner 03 - MM 1/1957 bis 13/1958 Ordner 04 - MM 14/1958 bis 21/1959 Ordner 05 - MM 24/1959 bis 22/1960 Ordner 06 - MM 23/1960 bis 33/1961 Ordner 07 - MM 34/1961 bis 29/1962 Ordner 08 - MM 29/1962 bis 30/1963 Ordner 09 - MM 31/1963 bis 35/1965 Ordner 10 - MM 35/1965 bis 25/1967 Ordner 11 - MM 32/1967 bis 14/1973 Ordner 12 - MM 36/1973 bis 39/1976 Ordner 13 - MM 39/1976 bis 49/1978 Ordner 14 - MM 6/1979 bis 28/1994 Erstabdrucke von Barks-Geschichten aus anderen Heftreihen: Ordner 15 - Sonderhefte der MM (1951 bis 1955) Mickyvision (1964) Walt Disney Großband (1974) Disney-Sonderalbum (1984 bis 1988) Ordner 16 - TGDD Erstauflage 1 bis 81 Ordner 17 - TGDD Erstauflage 82 bis 91 Ordner 18 - TGDD Erstauflage 92 bis 118 Ordner 19 - Lustige Taschenbücher Goofy-Magazin One Page Gags Geschichten, zu denen Barks nur das Script fertigte In dieser umfassenden, deutschen Barks-Werkausgabe wurden lediglich nicht berücksichtigt: - die Barks-Beilagen zur MM (diese sind aber als Nachdruck aus LT, MM oder TGDD vorhanden) - Nachdrucke von zuerst in der MM erschienenen Barks-Geschichten aus anderen Heftreihen - die Titelbilder Es versteht sich von selbst, dass ein Versand dieses schweren Konvoluts nicht möglich ist. Es kann daher nur am südlichen Stadtrand von Hannover abgeholt werden.

      [Bookseller: Colchicum]
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        Les traitres n'échapperont pas au jugement du peuple : Dessins executés par des artistes roumains / The traitors will not escape the people's judgement: Drawings by Rumanian cartoonists

      Institut Roumain pour les Relations Culturelles avec l'Etranger, [Bucarest] 1951 - Oblong quarto (9 x 9 3/4"). Unpaginated. [4]pp (Title and Introduction in French and English); [34] leaves (Plates). Original illustrated wrappers.This Romanian pro-Soviet and anti-Tito propaganda work was published at the height of the Tito-Stalin split (1948-1952), a conflict which resulted in Yugoslavia's expulsion from the Cominform in 1948 due to Tito's national pride and refusal to submit to Stalin's will in making Yugoslavia a Soviet satellite state.This book contains 34 full-page illustrations by Rumanian cartoonists. The drawings depict Tito as a traitor to his people and to socialism. Portrayed as America's puppet, the cartoons show the Yugoslav leader as a ruthless corrupted man who receives bribes from the United States, and who send to jail his opponents. The cartoons also condemn Tito's willingness to apply for Marshall aid and to enter NATO (which he never did).Each drawing is captioned in French and English.Wrappers rubbed along edges. Front hinge starting. Text and captions in French and English. Wrappers in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Literary Britain. Introduction by John Hayward.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1951 - Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt on a red ground, brown endpapers. With the photographic dust jacket. Slight bumps to extremities, spine and inner edge of front panel faded, an very good copy, in the lightly browned jacket with small portion of front flap clipped, creasing and nicks to edges, 4 short closed tears to head of front panel. Illustrated throughout with 100 full page reproductions. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper, "To Rose, from Bill, Christmas 1951". This is a collection of halftone photographs of sites associated with various British authors, accompanied by a short biography of the author and passage of their work. An uncommon book traced at auction five times since published, signed in just one example. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Petrusmok

      first edition printed in 400 numbered copies.Binding half ...Precious autograph signed by Malcolm de Chazal Roger Caillois. Standard printing establisment Port-Louis 1951 12,5x17cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mythologie de crève-coeur

      - Imp. Almadinah, Port-Louis 1951, 15x21cm, broché. - Edizione originale stampata di 100 copie. Invio l'autore Robert Kanters. Traccia piega trasversale sulla copertina diminuzione nelle pagine seguenti, altrimenti bella copia. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale imprimée à 100 exemplaires. Envoi de Malcolm de Chazal à Robert Kanters. Une trace de pliure transversale sur le premier plat s'amenuisant au fil des pages suivantes, sinon agréable exemplaire. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        L'Homme Révolté

      Gallimard, Paris 1951 - Service de presse copy, paper browned, otherwise fine. Bound in plain black goatskin with red spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, covers and spine bound in. Inscribed to the writer, critic, and editor Gilbert Sigaux: "Cher Sigaux, FIN est ce que vous avez écrit de meilleur -- et de plus émouvant j'en suivi ravi -- mais que cela ne vous rende pas plus indulgent pour ce livre de votre camarade et ami A.C.". "Fin" is the title of Sigaux's novel, published the same year. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Ballet.

      London, New York: Wingate, 1951 - Octavo. Original powder blue moiré silk cloth, titles to front cover and spine gilt, top edge pale blue, colour-illustrated endpapers. Spine gently rolled, light bumps to ends; an excellent copy. Lavishly illustrated by the author, with colour title page, drawings to text and photographic plates. First edition, first impression; deluxe limited issue, signed on the half-title by the author, with the limitation slip, number 84 of a small but undisclosed number. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Superb pair of photos by Dorothy Wilding, signed and dated by the subjects under each image and by the photographer on the photo (1895-1952, King of England) & ELIZABETH (1900-2002, Queen of Great Britain)

      1951 - showing the Royal couple half length, the Queen is wearing a jewelled dress and holding a fur stole, the King is in RAF uniform with a baton under his arm, each 17½" x 13" in mount 25" x 18" , dated

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Arabian Interlude.

      Pittsburgh, PA: Alan M. Scaife,, 1951. Notes of a Brief Trip in the Interior of Little Known Southern Arabia. Octavo. Wire-stitched in original blue card wrappers, front panel lettered in silver. Double-page photographic panorama of Shibam, further full-page photograph, "The Sultan's Palace at Seiun", 2 full-page sketch maps. Spine sunned, a few nicks to extremities, pale damping to rear panel. A very good copy. First and only edition, rare: two copies only traced in libraries (Pittsburgh and Utah). The Scaifes travelled to Yemen in February 1950 at the invitation of maverick archaeologist Wendell Phillips, who was leading "the first American archaeological team to excavate the major ancient cities along the spice routes of South Arabia" (Potts, ed. Araby the Blest: Studies in Arabian Archaeology, p. 91); Phillips's own account of the expedition, Qataban and Sheba, was not published until 1955. They first visited Beihan, the site of ancient Timna', capital of the pre-Islamic kingdom of Qataban, and spent much time in the company of Sharif Husayn al-Habili, the local emir. They also travelled through Ma'rib (believed to be the Sheba of the Old Testament, and alluded to in the Qur'an), Shabwah and the "Manhattan of the Middle East", Shibam, and received audiences with Husayn ibn 'Ali al-Kathiri, Sultan of Seiyun, and Sir Salih ibn Ghali al-Qu'aiti, Sultan of Shihr and Mukalla. Sarah Scaife was an heir to the Mellon fortune. Her husband Alan, though himself from a wealthy industrialist family, was largely excluded from any meaningful involvement in the Mellon family's businesses by Sarah's brother, Richard.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bill Frog to the Rescue

      John Lane, The Bodley Head 1951 - Hardcover is good with shelfwear, a 2" tear to the bottom (near the spine) of the pages, a few other fairly small tears, a small break in the binding, a light inkstamp on the first blank page, bumped corners and light soiling to some of the pages. The mylar protected dust jacket is good with a backing taped to it, about a 1" square piece missing from the bottom of the front cover, rubbing, edgewear, and a few small tears. A good example of a scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Belgian Congo.

      Brussels. Tourist Bureau for the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi. 1951. Color original vintage poster / pictorial map, 31 x 28 1/2 inches (79 x 72 cm), on sheet 33 x 30 1/2 inches. Professionally mounted on linen. Several repaired tears in margins, two entering the image area, now scarcely visible. A very colorful pictorial map depicting the Belgian Congo's (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) people, animals, art and costume with decorative border of masks. Inspired by antique maps, with a beautiful and elaborate vignette at lower left.

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        The Day of The Triffids.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1951. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.302. Publisher's cloth, in pictorial dust-wrapper illustrated by Patrick Gierth, with the scarce blue "Daily Graphic: Book Find of the Month" wraparound band. Book is fine with one or two small marks to top edge, jacket with some minor wear to spine ends. Rare advertising sash is age-toned to spine panel with one neat tear to rear. Most uncommon and desirable thus. Overall a lovely copy of a killer text; the author's first novel, and basis for numerous screen and radio adaptations, most notably the cult BBC television series filmed in 1981. Listed in David Pringle's 100 Best Science Fiction Novels.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Literary Britain.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1951. Introduction by John Hayward. Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt on a red ground, brown endpapers. With the photographic dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with 100 full page reproductions. Slight bumps to extremities, spine and inner edge of front panel faded, an very good copy, in the lightly browned jacket with small portion of front flap clipped, creasing and nicks to edges, 4 short closed tears to head of front panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper, "To Rose, from Bill, Christmas 1951". This is a collection of halftone photographs of sites associated with various British authors, accompanied by a short biography of the author and passage of their work. An uncommon book traced at auction five times since published, signed in just one example.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Foundation Trilogy - Foundation; Foundation and Empire; Second Foundation - housed in a custom half-leather clamshell box

      New York: Gnome Press, 1951. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed first edition set of one of the most celebrated works of science fiction, a landmark of the genreÂ’s twentieth century “Golden Age” by one of the genre's most celebrated authors. The bindings and dust jackets are all first state of the first edition, conforming to CurreyÂ’s issue points. Condition of the volumes is very good plus or better in very good or better dust jackets. The bindings each remain square and tight. We note light wear to corners and spine ends and a whitish scuff to the lower rear hinge of Foundation. The contents of all three volumes are quite respectably clean, with no previous ownership marks, light spotting confined to the endpapers, and clean page edges that show modest, uniform age-toning. The volumes each, of course, state “First Edition” on their copyright pages. The unrestored, original, substantially complete dust jackets each retain their original “2.75” front flap price and are notably bright, with no color shift between the illustrated jacket spines and front panels. Each jacket shows light wear to hinges and extremities, with fractional loss at spine ends and corners, as well as modest soiling to the white rear panels and light spotting to the flaps. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The set is housed in a newly commissioned custom half-leather clamshell preservation case featuring rounded, red morocco spine with raised, gilt-ruled spine bands and black morocco spine labels over dark yellow cloth boards with gilt rule transition. The clamshell case color scheme intentionally complements the red, black, and yellow dust jacket color scheme. Russian-born Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was working at the Naval Air Experimental Station in Philadelphia and working toward his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia College when, between 1942 and 1945, he “wrote several stories that were to form the highly popular Foundation series. Inspired by Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, the three books, Foundation (1951), Foundation and Empire (1952), and Second Foundation (1953), told the story of the decline and fall of the Galactic Empire, the Dark Ages that followed, and the rise of the Second Galactic Empire, all of which were predicted by the invented science of "psychohistory," the ability to predict the mass currents of future eventsÂ… In 1950 Asimov published his first novel, Pebble in the Sky, the first of sixteen he would publish in that decade. He also wrote many textbooks and general science books during that time, on biochemistry, the atom, and biology.” (ANB) But it was AsimovÂ’s Foundation series that was honored in 1966 with a special Hugo Award for “Best All-Time Series.” Asimov would go on to populate the universe created by his Foundation Trilogy with many other books, including both prequels and sequels. The original work endures in both influence and popularity. Bibliographic reference: L.W. Currey, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction and Selected Nonfiction - Revised Edition

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        The memoirs of Herbert Hoover (Three Volumes) Years of Adventure 1874-1920, The cabinet and the presidency, 1920-1933, The Great Depression 1929-1941

      New York: Macmillan. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1951. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Three volume set. All three volumes inscribed "To my good friend William N.Hart, from Herbert Hoover" on front endpaper. First printing stated on copyright page of all three volumes. Dust jackets have rubs to corners, a few creases and chips but now in archival protective covers. This is an extremely rare set with all first printings and all inscribed and signed by President Hoover. Volume 1 is dated 1951 and volumes 2 & 3 dated 1952. ; Photo ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 405+ pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: A Book Legacy]
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        Phantasien im Böhmerwald

      Alfred Kubin: Phantasien im Böhmerwald (1951) 18 lithographische Blätter, 1 typographisches Doppelblatt, 2 unbedruckte Doppelblätter vorn und hinten, Erstausgabe, quer-Folio/40 x 53,5 cm Gurlitt-Verlag, Wien-Linz-München. Ausgabe nummeriert 61-120, aber nur der Titel und das letzte Blatt "Gesperrte Strasse" voll signiert, weiters 7 weitere Vollbilder monogrammiert und am vorderen unbedruckten Doppelblatt mit persönlicher Widmung "Zur Erinnerung an das Treffen in dieser Landschaft, 1. Juni 1956", vom Künstler signiert. Auf elfenbeinfarbenes Bütten, in Albumform geheftet (Raabe 726 - Marks A 165). Sehr gute Erhaltung!

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        Golden Bough

      1951. FRAZER, James George. The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion. New York: Macmillan, 1951. Thirteen volumes. Octavo, original dark green cloth, original dust jackets. $2800.Third and best edition, later issue, of FrazerÂ’s landmark anthropological study of magic and religion, greatly enlarged and expanded to 13 volumes.Begun by Frazer simply ""to explain the strange rule of the priesthood or sacred kingship of Nemi and with it the legend of the Golden Bough, immortalized by Virgil,"" The Golden Bough grew over the years into ""a vast and enterprising comparative study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, offering the thesis that man progresses from magical through religious to scientific thought. Its discussion of fertility rites, the sacrificial killing of kings, the dying god, the scapegoat, etc., and its analysis of the primitive mind, caught the literary imagination, and its influence may perhaps be seen most lastingly in the works of D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, and Pound"" (Drabble, 212). First published in 1890 in two volumes; a second edition appeared in 1900 in three volumes. The third edition was originally issued in London, beginning in 1911 and extending to 1936 (the date of the 13th supplemental volume). The 12th volume (Part VIII) contains an extensive bibliography and general index. See PMM 374. Books generally fine, corner dampstaining to rear boards of Volume II; scarce original dust jackets in excellent condition, with expert restoration to Volumes I and II only, a few volumes with stains on rear panels. A near-fine copy.

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        Comet in Moominland

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1951. Translated by Elizabeth Portch. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine in red, Moomin vignette to foot of front cover. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Jansson. Spine gently rolled, very small bump to head of front cover, light foxing to edges, an excellent copy in the jacket with slight nicks to extremities, light foxing to rear panel. First edition in English, first impression. This is the second book in the Moomin series, first published in Swedish in 1946, and introduces many of the main characters, such as Snufkin and the Snorkmaiden. With the bookplate of Kathrine Sorley Walker to the front free endpaper. Walker, the ballet historian and critic for the Daily Telegraph, also served as the co-editor for the literary estate of the American novelist and screenwriter Raymond Chandler following his death in 1959.

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        2 typed letters signed ("A. Einstein").

      Princeton, NJ, 28 July & 16 August 1951. - 4to. 2 ff. To Dr. Alessandro Cortese. The first letter (July 28) concerns Cortese's visit ("If convenient I suggest Wednesday afternoon"), the second (August 16) was written afterwards: "I am grateful for the informations [!] you gave me on your visit last week. The realization of your plan to establish a[n] Institute of International Studies in Rome seems to me desirable; because such an Institute could vitalize that supra-national point of view which is so important for the solution of the international problems and could reach those persons who are most influential in this respect [.]". An unsigned carbon copy is recorded at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Archival Call Number: 59-452).

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        Arabian Interlude. Notes of a Brief Trip in the Interior of Little Known Southern Arabia.

      Pittsburgh, PA: Alan M. Scaife, 1951 - Octavo. Wire-stitched in original blue card wrappers, front panel lettered in silver. Spine sunned, a few nicks to extremities, pale damping to rear panel. A very good copy. Double-page photographic panorama of Shibam, further full-page photograph, "The Sultan's Palace at Seiun", 2 full-page sketch maps. First and only edition, rare: two copies only traced in libraries (Pittsburgh and Utah). The Scaifes travelled to Yemen in February 1950 at the invitation of maverick archaeologist Wendell Phillips, who was leading "the first American archaeological team to excavate the major ancient cities along the spice routes of South Arabia" (Potts, ed. Araby the Blest: Studies in Arabian Archaeology, p. 91); Phillips's own account of the expedition, Qataban and Sheba, was not published until 1955. They first visited Beihan, the site of ancient Timna', capital of the pre-Islamic kingdom of Qataban, and spent much time in the company of Sharif Husayn al-Habili, the local emir. They also travelled through Ma'rib (believed to be the Sheba of the Old Testament, and alluded to in the Qur'an), Shabwah and the "Manhattan of the Middle East", Shibam, and received audiences with Husayn ibn 'Ali al-Kathiri, Sultan of Seiyun, and Sir Salih ibn Ghali al-Qu'aiti, Sultan of Shihr and Mukalla. Sarah Scaife was an heir to the Mellon fortune. Her husband Alan, though himself from a wealthy industrialist family, was largely excluded from any meaningful involvement in the Mellon family's businesses by Sarah's brother, Richard. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le poids du monde.

      (Saint-Girons (Ariège), Au colporteur, 1951). - 16 nn. SS. auf 8 Bll. Bedruckte Originalbroschur. Kl.-8vo. Erste Ausgabe. Mit eigenh. Widmung an den schwedischen Lyriker, Literaturkritiker und Übersetzer Erik Lindegren (1910-68): "à Erik Lindegren / cordial souvenir / de / Tristan Tzara / Oct '51". - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Requiem for a Nun

      1951. First Edition . Signed. FAULKNER, William. Requiem For A Nun. New York: Random House, (1951). Octavo, original three-quarter black cloth gilt, marbled boards, original acetate dust jacket. $2800.Signed limited first edition, number 246 of only 750 copies signed by Faulkner.In this sequel to Sanctuary, Faulkner combined fictional and dramatic techniques. “On one level Requiem For A Nun would follow Temple DrakeÂ’s destiny; on another it would be a study in crime and punishment; on still another it would ring in the vast processes of geological and historical change” (Blotner, 542). Faulkner himself favorably described the work as “a little on the esoteric side, like As I Lay Dying” (Karl, 495). Petersen A32.1a. See Brodsky 302. Fine condition.

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        QUÉ SUEÑAS, MUSA? and WHAT DREAMEST THOU, MUSE?

      Auburn, CA [unknown date, probably the 1940s] - Both the Spanish translation and the poem in English. Original carbon final draft single page typed manuscript with Smith's signature in full under last line of verse, plus numerous punctuation in the Spanish in his hand. Referenced in Donald Sidney-Fryer's, Emperor of Dreams; A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, page 100. Published in Asmodeus, Fall 1951. From the collection and estate of Raymond L.F. Johnson. Mild toning and very light folding creases in thirds to the pages [for mailing], else fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Voucher signed

      1951. Signed. CHURCHILL, Winston. Printed voucher to the Ascot horse races signed. London: July, 1951. Printed gray paper, measuring approximately 5 by 3 1/4 inches. FRAMED WITH: Typed letter, one sheet of buff paper, measuring 5 by 8 inches. Framed with photograph of Churchill, entire piece measures measures 17 1/4 by 15 inches. $8500.1951 voucher to the Ascot races, signed by Churchill. This voucher filled out to his son, Randolph, enabling him to watch his fatherÂ’s horse race. Accompanied by letter to Randolph from on of ChurchillÂ’s secretaries. Handsomely framed with a black-and-white photograph of the prime minister.The voucher, bearing ChurchillÂ’s signature on the “MemberÂ’s Signature” line, is made out to ChurchillÂ’s son Randolph. A letter from one of ChurchillÂ’s secretaries accompanies the voucher for the Ascot races. The younger Churchill would have been going to Ascot to watch his fatherÂ’s horse, Colonist II, race. “In 1949, the Epsom vet Major Anthony Carey Foster (later racing manager for Churchill) saw an unprepossessing grey colt running in France; while only half-fit, the horse still finished second. Impressed, Carey Foster bought him for the trainer Walter Nightingall, who showed him to Christopher Soames, Churchill's son-in-law. Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, having been cast out as Prime Minister in 1945; Soames evidently felt that he needed a new interest and talked him into buying the grey. The horseÂ’s name was Colonist IIÂ… [he won] 13 races in his career and nearly £12,000 in prize moneyÂ… [and] even reflected ChurchillÂ’s politics by running best on courses bending to the right” (Churchill Centre). A fine piece of Churchilliana, handsomely framed.

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        Fabulous Redmen;: The Carlisle Indians and their famous football teams,

      J. Horace McFarland Co. Hardcover. B0007DZH5I J. Horace McFarland, 1951. Hard cover, first edition; signed and inscribed by author John Steckbeck and subject Jim Thorpe on the front flyleaf. The inscriptions read "To: Herman Halbert, How! John Steckbeck' below which Jim Thorpe has written 'Me too Jim Thorpe.' VG condition in VG- dust jacket which has a bit of minor edge wear. . Very Good.

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