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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.

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        Handbuch der Inneren Medizin, Vierte Auflage. GESAMTWERK , Band 1-9 (insgesamt 23 B

      GESAMTWERK (1951-1960) Band 1-9 (insgesamt 23 B

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        Catcher in the Rye

      1951. First Edition . SALINGER, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom chemise and half morocco slipcase. $39,500.First edition of Salinger’s first book, in first-issue dust jacket with photograph of Salinger on the back panel. With review slip and Salinger broadside laid in. A lovely copy.""The Catcher in the Rye is undoubtedly a 20th-century classic"" (Parker, 300). ""This novel is a key-work of the nineteen-fifties in that the theme of youthful rebellion is first adumbrated in it, though the hero, Holden Caulfield, is more a gentle voice of protest, unprevailing in the noise, than a militant world-changer… The Catcher in the Rye was a symptom of a need, after a ghastly war and during a ghastly pseudo-peace, for the young to raise a voice of protest against the failures of the adult world"" (Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels, 53-4). Laid in to this copy is a review slip headed ""To the Literary Editor."" In addition, this copy includes an unrecorded mimeographed broadside from the Little, Brown publicity department that reads: ""In J. D. Salinger's own words: Born in New York City, in 1919. Have lived in and around New York most of my life. Educated in Manhattan public schools, a military academy in Pennsylvania, three colleges (no degree). A happy, tourist's year in Europe when I was eighteen and nineteen. I'd like to say who my favorite fiction writers are, but I don't see how I can do it without saying why they are. So I won't. I'm aware that a number of my friends will be saddened, or shocked, or shocked-saddened, over some of the chapters of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Some of my best friends are children. In fact, all of my best friends are children. It's almost unbearable to me to realize that my book will be kept on a shelf out of their reach."" A 1953 printing of this broadside (coinciding with publication of Nine Stories) has been recorded but does not include the last four sentences. The present copy is dated 1951, the year of publication.Book fresh and fine; bright, unrestored dust jacket near-fine, with only lightest rubbing to spine head and minor toning. A clean and lovely copy, exceptionally desirable with rare broadside.

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        The Mills of the Kavanaughs

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, [1951] First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket.A superb copy in the dust jacket. Lowell's second regularly published collection,whilst not particularly uncommon per se, is notoriously difficult to find in this bright, unfaded condition.[109]

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        La Comédie Animale - Trois Nobles Bêtes

      1951. Editions Vialetay, Paris, 1951. In/4 en feuillets, couverture blanche imprimée et rempliée sous chemise et étui recouverts de paille tissée, illustrations : 20 eaux fortes originales en noir de Odette Denis et deux planches supplémentaires, 183 p. Un des 257 ex. ; celui-ci est un exemplaire d'artiste avec envoi de l'illustratrice. Dos insolé. "André Demaison, romancier demeuré presque inconnu, avait collaboré en tant que spécialiste de l'Afrique au 'Guide officiel' de l'Exposition coloniale de 1931. La nécrologie de l'auteur, publiée dans Le Figaro du 21 septembre 1956, dit qu'il avait mené une vie de pionnier en Afrique, Sénégal. Encouragé par les frères écrivains Jean et Jérôme Tharaud, Demaison consignait des récits au sujet de la vie africaine et du monde animal.... On sait par contre qu'outre Trois nobles bêtes, Odette Denis a également enrichi de gravures animées les Poèmes barbares (1948) de Lecomte de Lisle et Le livre de la jungle de Rudyard Kipling (1949)." (National Library of the Netherlands) Le présent ouvrage nous montre son talent pour les animaux sauvages. Biblio : Monod 3600. cartonnage DeCollection

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        Alexander Calder

      Museum of Modern Art, 1951-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. With a signed note by Alexander Calder and photo of Stabile-Mobile. "Stabile-Mobile Premiere Oeuvre de Calder, realisee en 1928, Cette Oeuvre a ete reclamee par tous les musees." Hardcover and dust jacket. Dust jacket in protective mylar cover. Minor shelf wear. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Book is signed, Walter J. Lord. Lord (1917-2002) was a noted author and historian from Baltimore and NYC. Lord wrote 11 bestselling books. Notably: A Night to Remember, 1955, Day of Infamy, 1957, Incredible Victory, 1967, A Time to Stand, 1961, The Dawn's Early Light, 1972, Peary to the Pole, 1963, The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War, 1960, Lonely Vigil, 1977, and The Past That Would Not Die, 1965. Princeton, Yale Law Alum. Lord was also a consultant for James Cameron's movie Titanic. See American National Biography. Ships daily.

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        Zeitschrift für Morphologie und Anthropologie. Band 42-46. Begründet von Gustav Schwalbe, weitergeführt von Eugen Fischer.

      Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1951-54. 5 volumes. 453 + 374 + 448 + 433 + 426 p. + plates and foldable charts. Photoillustrated. Blue half cloth with the front covers bound at the end of the book. Librarystamps, (Statens rasbiologiska institut). Faded backs. Volume 45 with a stain on the back. The photo shows two volumes in the series.

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        Alexander Calder

      Museum of Modern Art 1951 - With a signed note by Alexander Calder and photo of Stabile-Mobile. "Stabile-Mobile Premiere Oeuvre de Calder, realisee en 1928, Cette Oeuvre a ete reclamee par tous les musees." Hardcover and dust jacket. Dust jacket in protective mylar cover. Minor shelf wear. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Book is signed, Walter J. Lord. Lord (1917-2002) was a noted author and historian from Baltimore and NYC. Lord wrote 11 bestselling books. Notably: A Night to Remember, 1955, Day of Infamy, 1957, Incredible Victory, 1967, A Time to Stand, 1961, The Dawn's Early Light, 1972, Peary to the Pole, 1963, The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War, 1960, Lonely Vigil, 1977, and The Past That Would Not Die, 1965. Princeton, Yale Law Alum. Lord was also a consultant for James Cameron's movie Titanic. See American National Biography. Ships daily. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pistols for Two

      Crime Club by Doubleday 1951 - Aaron Marc Stein also wrote under the name of George Bagby specializing in mystery fiction. Andy Warhol's cover design, first printing first edition with publisher misspelled last name as Warhaw as still in the early days of his career and pretty much unknown. Dust jacket with small chips and tiny closed tears, remnants of tape stains inside the dust jacket flaps. Endpapars with some foxing and browning to the edges. ffep bottom half has a Meir & Frank Co. circulating pocket affixed. No stamps. A rare piece of cover artwork by Warhol. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Au moment voulu

      First edition, one advance (service de presse) copy.Very handsome and moving autograph inscription from Maurice Blanchot to his sister and mother : "Pour vous mes très chères, / ce livre, peut-être dangereux à écrire / peut-être dangereux à lire, / parce que lié au lointain, / en toute affection et reconnaissance / Eze, le 24 Décembre 1951." A good copy.Marguerite Blanchot, organiste de renom à la cathédrale de Chalon, demeura toute sa vie dans la maison familiale, avec sa mère et sa tante. "Elle deviendra peu à peu, pour la famille, comme la mémoire des origines." Très proche de Maurice, elle correspond régulièrement avec l'écrivain qui lui témoigne une grande reconnaissance pour son dévouement envers leur mère impotente. Si l'intense affection de Blanchot pour sa mère et sa soeur transparait dans les dédicaces de celui-ci, on ne sait presque rien de leurs relations. Dans l'unique essai biographique sur Blanchot, Christophe Bident nous révèle cependant : "Marguerite Blanchot vénérait son frère Maurice. Très fière de lui, (...) elle attachait une grande importance à ses idées politiques (...). Elle lisait beaucoup (...) Ils se téléphonaient, correspondaient. A distance, ils partageaient la même autorité naturelle, le même souci de discrétion." Blanchot lui adresse en effet de nombreux ouvrages provenant de sa bibliothèque, maintenant avec elle un lien intellectuel continu. Quant à la passion de Blanchot pour sa mère, c'est au détour de son oeuvre que l'on en découvre les plus beaux témoignages: "Peut-être la puissance de la figure maternelle emprunte-t-elle son éclat à la puissance même de la fascination, et l'on pourrait dire que si la Mère exerce cet attrait fascinant, c'est qu'apparaissant quand l'enfant vit tout entier sous le regard de la fascination, elle concentre en elle tous les pouvoirs de l'enchantement".Cultivant une discrétion absolue, Blanchot poussait l'art de l'effacement jusque dans ses dédicaces manuscrites généralement succinctes et rédigées presque systématiquement sur des cartes jointes aux rares ouvrages qu'il offrait à ses proches amis. A l'opposé, dans ces précieux envois à sa mère et sa soeur, Blanchot s'offre dans toute sa fragilité et, dans l'intimité de cette correspondance, porte sur son oeuvre un regard personnel jusqu'alors inconnu. Gallimard Paris 1951 12x19cm broché

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        Three Novels: Vainglory; Inclinations; Caprice.

      Norfolk, CT: New Directions, n.d. [1951]. WARHOL JACKET DESIGN. Octavo, pp.xx, 426. With a frontispiece portrait of the author. In publisher's cyan cloth with gilt titles to spine. With original pictorial dust jacket designed by ANDY WARHOL, credited as 'Andrew Warhol', this being a very early commission for the artist.Pencil ownership inscription of Milton Mevlin to front free end-paper. Browning to jacket spine and very minor chipping to head and tail. Very good overall. Originally published separately in 1915, 1916 and 1917, these three short novels are very much in the style of E. M. Forster, and appear here re-printed for the US market with a striking jacket design by a young Andy Warhol.

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        The Town and the City

      Eyre & Spottiswoode 1951 - UK 1st edition, 1st impression. Published 1951 by Eyre & Spottiswoode. Kerouac's 1st major work, written in the years between 1946-1949. A stunning copy. Bound in pristine oatmeal coloured cloth with red titles on spine. No inscriptions. Offsetting to endpapers from inside jacket flaps. Foxing to closed edge of text block. Small bookseller label inside front pastedown. In the original jacket, which is clipped and now protected in removable archival film. Jacket is remarkably clean and bright with only negligible shelf wear. -Barely 2 or 3 edge chips. No closed tears. See the review inside front jacket flap: "wiser than Thomas Wolfe, with whom he will be compared"."he is serious, warm, rich and mature. A responsible writer and much may be expected from him". Rear jacket flap says about the author: "he is now working on a novel whose background is the recurrence of the pioneering instinct in American life and its expression in the migrations of the present generation; a book provisionally entitled On the Road". The novel is focused on two locations (as suggested by the title): one, the early Beat Generation circle of New York in the late 1940s, the other, the nearly rural small town of Galloway, Massachusetts that the main character comes from, before going off to college on a football scholarship. Galloway represents the town of Lowell, Massachusetts, which the Merrimack river runs through, and where Kerouac was raised. The experiences of the young "Peter Martin" struggling for success on the high school football team are largely those of Jack Kerouac. The "city" represents a number of figures of the early beat circle: Allen Ginsberg (as Leon Levinsky), Lucien Carr (as Kenneth Wood), William Burroughs (as Will Dennison), Herbert Huncke (as Junky), David Kammerer (as Waldo Meister), Edie Parker (as Judie Smith) and also Joan Vollmer (as Mary Dennison). International shipping will be £49. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: VoltaireBooks]
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        Search After Sunrise - SIGNED and inscribed to the dedicatee in the year of publication

      Macmillan, 1951 A first edition, first printing published by Macmillan in 1951. SIGNED and inscribed by the Author to the front endpaper to the dedicatee, Agatha Harrison (to Agatha/her book, with love/from Vera/November, 1951/). A very good+ book without inscriptions. Some browning to the spine and some wear to the corners. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some wear and tear to the spine tips and to the corners and edges. Agatha Harrison was a Quaker and a close friend of Gandhi who contributed significantly to the peaceful transfer of power from the British to the independent governments of India and Pakistan. A wonderful association copy of a book rarely found signed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Première anthologie vivante de la poésie du passé

      - Pierre Seghers, Paris 1951, 14x19,5cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore, sul primo volume, Raymond Queneau: "... questo libro che ci ringiovanisce ..." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Eluard, sur le premier volume, à Raymond Queneau : "... ce livre qui nous rajeunit..."

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Daughter of Time

      Peter Davies, 1951 A first edition, first printing published by Peter Davies in 1951. A very good+ book without inscriptions. Some light spotting to the page edges. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with an external clear tape repair to the foot of the spine. Some light chipping to the spine tips and corners. A much better example of the book than is usually encountered.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Dikt.

      Oslo, H. Aschehoug & Co, 1951. 61 s. Orig. omsl. Omsl. med små bretter og to små rifter. Liten plett på foromsl. Debut ! Ded. fra Jens Bjørneboe på tittelbl. " Til Ragna og Oscar med hilsen JBj.

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        O Rei Menos o Reino

      Edicoes Maldoror, Sao Paolo 1951 - 192 x 135 mm. 64 pp. Original yellow wrappers. Augusto de Campos’s first book of poetry that is clearly cited as his first Noigandres publication in Noigandres 5. As ever, with publisher’s name hand-corrected on cover and poem hand-corrected on p. 57. The handwriting appears to be by the author. As is seen in other copies, the text is corrected by hand to the third from last page. This is usually seen to have be done by de Campos himself. Condition: slight chip missing from top of spine, toned wraps, unusually clean copy inside with only slight light spotting to p. 57-62. There is a section of wear including open and closed tears of 7mm deep and 20mm wide, this could well have been a weakness in the paper that happened during the printing process. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: William Allen Word & Image]
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        The Catcher In The Rye - 1951 first printing

      Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Little Brown 1951 first edition first printing. 277 pages. New facsimile dust jacket.Condition of the book is Very Good Minus. The binding is sound, with a slight slant. Inside pages are complete, clean and bright, and unmarked.Condition issues include (see photos):• the aforementioned spine slant, which is also noticeable in uneven-ness to the fore edge of the text block• fading to the title lettering on the spine• three small drip stains on the spine• staining to the front and back endpapers, mostly to the gutter area. This appears to be bleed-through of the original glue that attached the endpapers to the boards. Inside pages are not affected.The facsimile dust jacket is New. It is protected in a new mylar cover.The book will be shipped USPS priority mail, in a box. Please inquire about overseas shipping options/rates.Please message me with any questions.

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        Le ressassement éternel

      - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1951, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Originali, uno di 990 copie Ghaldwill Edition, solo le principali carte dopo 10 puro fil.Reliure metà maoquin blu, liscia indietro, quando la coda dorata, ricoperta con carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats coperchi di carta blu e dorso conservati ( leggermente indietro e irradiati con piccole fessure riempite), testa dorata, vincolante siglato Goy & Vilaine.Exceptionnel e toccante dedica manoscritta firmata dall'autore alla madre e alla sorella: "Ai miei carissimi queste pagine, ahimè vecchio pozzo in ogni condizione. Mauritius. / Prima dell'inizio c'era il nuovo inizio che è un fascino di luce, un'immagine di nulla e abbiamo svuotare il cuore del rimaneggiamento eterna ".Pagina falso titolo che includono l'invio leggermente e marginalmente ombrée.Marguerite Blanchot, celebre organista Cattedrale di Chalon, rimase tutta la sua vita nella casa di famiglia con la madre e la zia. "E diventerà gradualmente, per la famiglia, come il ricordo delle origini." Molto vicino a Mauritius, ha regolarmente corrispondenza con lo scrittore che dimostra la sua grande riconoscimento per la sua dedizione alla loro madre impotente. Se l'affetto intenso Blanchot per la madre e la sorella brilla in dediche di esso, sappiamo quasi nulla della loro relazione. Nel solo saggio biografico su Blanchot, Christophe Bident rivela però: "Marguerite Maurice Blanchot adorato fratello molto orgoglioso di lui, (...) che attribuisce grande importanza alle sue idee politiche (...) Ha letto un sacco (.... .) hanno telefonato corrispondevano. remoto, hanno condiviso la stessa autorità naturale, la stessa preoccupazione per la discrezione. " Blanchot lo affronta infatti molti libri dalla sua biblioteca, ora con il suo legame intellettuale continuo. Per quanto riguarda la passione di Blanchot per la madre, è stata la volta del suo lavoro che scopriamo i migliori esempi: "Forse il potere della figura materna che prende in prestito il suo splendore per la stessa potenza fascino, e si potrebbe dire che se la madre porta questa affascinante attrazione è come appare quando il bambino vive interamente sotto lo sguardo di fascino, si concentra in sé tutti i poteri di incanto ".Cultivant assoluta discrezione, Blanchot ha spinto l'arte di cancellare nelle sue dediche scritte a mano generalmente brevi e quasi sempre scritte su carte assegnate a libri rari, che ha dato ai suoi amici più stretti. Al contrario, in questi preziosi elementi a sua madre e la sorella, Blanchot offre in tutta la sua fragilità, rivelando un'intimità finora sconosciuta. Bellissimo esemplare completamente definiti. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 990 exemplaires sur Ghaldwill, seuls grands papiers après 10 pur fil. Reliure en demi maoquin bleu, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats recouverts de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, couvertures et dos conservés (dos légèrement insolé et comportant de petits manques comblés), tête dorée, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Exceptionnel et émouvant envoi autographe signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa mère et à sa soeur : " Pour vous mes très chères, ces pages, hélas bien anciennes, en toute affection. Maurice. / Mais avant le commencement, il y a le recommencement qui fait de la lumière une fascination, de toute chose une image et de nous le coeur vide du ressassement éternel". Page de faux-titre sur laquelle figure l'envoi très légèrement et marginalement ombrée.Marguerite Blanchot, organiste de renom à la cathédrale de Chalon, demeura toute sa vie dans la maison familiale, avec sa mère et sa tante. "Elle deviendra peu à peu, pour la famille, comme la mémoire des origines." Très proche de Maurice, elle correspond régulièrement avec l'écrivain qui lui témoigne une grande reconnaissance pour son dévouement envers leur mère impotente. Si l'intense affection de Blanchot pour sa mère et sa soeur transparait dans les dédicaces de celui-ci, on ne sait presque rien de leur relations. Dans l'unique essai biographique sur Blanchot, Christophe Bident nous révèle cependant : "Marguerite Blanchot vénérait son frère Maurice. Très fière de lui, (...) elle attachait une grande importance à ses idées politiques (...). Elle lisait beaucoup (...) Ils se téléphonaient, correspondaient. A distance, ils partageaient la même autorité naturelle, le même souci de discrétion." Blanchot lui adresse en effet de nombreux ouvrages provenant de sa bibliothèque, maintenant avec elle un lien intellectuel continu. Quant à la passion de Blanchot pour sa mère, c'est au détour de son oeuvre que l'on en découvre les plus beaux témoignages: "Peut-être la puissance de la figure maternelle emprunte-t-elle son éclat à la puissance même de la fascination, et l'on pourrait dire que si la Mère exerce cet attrait fascinant, c'est qu'apparaissant quand l'enfant vit tout entier sous le regard de la fascination, elle concentre en elle tous les pouvoirs de l'enchantement".Cultivant une discrétion absolue, Blanchot poussait l'art de l'effacement jusque dans ses dédicaces manuscrites généralement succinctes et rédigées presque systématiquement sur des cartes jointes aux rares ouvrages qu'il offrait à ses proches amis. A l'opposé, dans ces précieux envois à sa mère et sa soeur, Blanchot s'offre dans toute sa fragilité et dévoile une intimité jusqu'alors inconnue. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A magyar növényvilág kézikönyve. 2 vol.

      Budapest, Akadémiai Kiadó 1951 - First edition. XLVI + 1 folded leaf (map and table) + 582 pages; title + pages 583 - 1,120 + 8 pages corrigenda etc. With numerous black and white figures. Ca. 20.5 cm x ca. 15.5 cm x ca. 9 cm. Cloth with gilt title on front and on spine. In Hungarian. - A Handbook of the Hungarian Flora with numerous keys. For this work, Jávorka received the highest hungarian scientific award, the Kossuth Prize in 1952. Little rubbed or bumped. Title pages with repaired cut-out (text not affected). First end papers of vol. II little soiled. No entries. Paper browned, no spotting. Binding tight and strong. Condition is 2 (- 3) (scale from 1 to 6, with 1 for the best). Photographs are available on request. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lycaste]
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        From Here To Eternity (Signed 1st edition)

      Scribners, New York 1951 - The author's brilliant literary debut. 1st edition, 1st issue with all necessary points present; Scribner's A and seal on colophon page, author's photo on rear panel and original $4.50 price intact. National Book Award-winner and the source for the acclaimed movie of the same name starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, and Montgomery Clift. Very pretty copy, fine in about fine dw with the spine just very slightly dulled. SIGNED by Jones on the half-title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tom Davidson, Bookseller]
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        Documentos y FOTOS relativos al regalo efectuado por la Fábrica de Armas "UNCETA", de Guernica, a Franco, de una PRECIOSA PISTOLA "Astra", "9 corto", lujosamente decorada.

      - 1951. Dos cuartillas con protocolos mecanografiados, y TRES FOTOS, 24x18 ctms. 20 de Agosto de 1951. 2 cuartillas y 3 Fotos. FRANQUISMO, POLITICA, HISTORIA

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ROMO]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co, 1951. Limited edition, one of 500 copies, this copy out-of-series and presented to George Macy. Front joint slightly split at top, head of spine slightly chipped, internally bright and fresh. 4to. Color frontispiece and 11 color plates, mounted on letterpress leaves. Original white sheep, gilt-lettered on spine, top edges gilt, others untrimmed; original publisher's slipcase with printed paper title label. A wonderful association copy of this deluxe edition, published as the 100th edition of Grahame's classic book, and here presented to Limited Editions Club founder George Macy. A fitting tribute to Macy, as Rackham's illustrations to this work originally appeared in the LEC edition of 1940.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Dons des féminines

      First edition, one of 350 numbered copies on vélin, the only printing along with 50 alfa.Illustrated, as frontispiece, with an original etching signed in the plate by Pablo Picasso.Preface by Paul Eluard, collages by Valentine Penrose.A slight trace of sunning and small tears to foot of the spine. Les pas perdus Paris 1951 25,5x33,5cm broché

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        The Country Girl A Play in Three Acts

      Viking, NY 1951 - Yellow cloth titled in red, red topstain. First edition. Inscribed to the ffep by Odets with date. Spine ends/corners slightly softened else a square tight unmarked copy. The DJ in mylar with flap price of $2.50 is toned at spine, mildly edgeworn. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Le Voyage de Marco Polo.

      Paris: Aux Depens des Yachtsmen Bibliophiles, 1951. Two volumes, quarto, engraved title in red and black, wove paper, 30 copper plate engravings including two frontispieces, many lino-cut tail-pieces, one map; unbound, uncut sheets in stiff printed paper wrappers, parchment folders and slipcase. An attractive private press edition of the voyages of Marco Polo: one of 224 copies published, with 30 copper plate engravings by the French artist André Collot (he illustrated other works as various as Lady Chatterley's Lover). The historian Albert Mirot (1902-1984) came from a family of archivists and is best known for his collaboration with his father in writing The Historical Guide of the Streets of Paris (1979). Some minor wear, some foxing to paper wrappers but very good.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        The Years of Endurance 1793-1802 & Years of Victory 1802-1812 & The Age of Elegance 1812-1822 & English Saga 1840-1940.

      4 vols., 8-1/2" x 5-7/8". Bound in 1/2 light blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers.

      [Bookseller: D & D Galleries]
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        THE BOXER (4TH ED., 1951)

      Judi Publ. Co.. Hardcover. B003OF311S HB, 1951, 4th edition. Ships next day. Book is in fair shape, no tears, scribbles, highlighting or underlining, has a name inside, has a water stain, a little general wear, has a little bit of a peppery smell. Items are typically shipped in a plastic bag, in a cardboard cradle, in a manila envelope. Most of my customers rave about my packaging. All US items are shipped with delivery confirmation, if you require this, please let me know. . Fair.

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        Mutable Loci in Maize

      Annual Report of the Director of the Department of Genetics, Carnegie Institution of Washington Year Book No. 50 for 1950-51, pp. 174-181, Dec. 14 1951 - Very good condition. First edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. Ownership stamp of Norman H. Giles on front cover.* Genetics. Nobel Prize. Ink date and name of author on front cover at top left corner. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        National Institute of Genetics (Japan) Annual Reports 20 issues

      National Institute of Genetics, Japen, various. PAPERBACK. Annual Reports beginning with No. 2 1951 contains also Nos: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 (1972). One issue has the stamp of L.C. Dunn (1893-1974) a Developmental Geneticist at Columbia University. Several copies have what appear to be his initials in ink on front cover, a few have pages marked. A few copies have spine tears but overall in very good condition. Mostly around 120 pages, with illust.. 20 issues overall. * . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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