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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown & Company 1951 - Book is in very good condition. Stated First Edition, First Printing (no mention of additional printings). Published by Little Brown & Co, 1951. Octavo. Black cloth boards with gold stamped spine lettering. Has a later state dust jacket (has Salinger’s photo on rear panel, but it is not cropped at the top edge). Book is in very good condition. Has light wear/rubbing to bottom corners and a light scratch from an erased name on inside flyleaf. Spine lettering still mostly bright. Has a very slight spine lean. Jacket is in very good condition and is price-clipped. Has some wear/small tears at several corners, several of which have been professionally restored. Overall a very good copy in very good jacket of this iconic American novel. 277 pages. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Southampton, New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN PIANIST ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH ON HIS PHOTO 1951 POLISH JUDAICA

      JUDAICA ARTHUR  RUBINSTEIN HIS ORIGINAL 4 LINES AUTOGRAPH IN POLISH ON PASSE PARTOUT OF  HIS PHOTO 1951 PHOTO MADE BY POLISH PHOTOGRAPHER WILENSKI DIMENSIONS OF PHOTO: 14 x 10 cm. ( 5.5 x 3.9") DIMENSIONS OF PASSE PARTOUT WITH AUTOGRAPH: 26.4 x 20 cm. ( 10.4 x 7.8") CONDITION - SEE PHOTOS. PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH DISCOLORED BY SUN REVERSE SIDE OF PHOTO AND PASSE PARTOUT BROWNED SOME SMALL DAMAGES SHIPPING COST: $23 I SEND IT EMS Arthur Rubinstein  (January 28, 1887 - December 20, 1982) was a Polish-American classical pianist who received international acclaim for his performances of the music of a variety of composers; many regard him as the greatest Chopin interpreter of the century. He is widely considered one of the greatest classical pianists of the twentieth century.

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        Dianetics: The Original Thesis

      The Wichita Publishing Co.; The Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good-. First printing. Hardcover with the original text only dust jacket. The jacket was previously stored in an old fashioned jacket protector, which has kept the jacket relatively bright but there are some tape ghosts and a couple instances of heavy toning to the jacket edges, flaps and end pages. Not an ex-library. Text is clean. Binding strong. Jacket has a couple light creases, small stains, and some rubbing. Overall a good to very good copy. Presents well in fresh mylar. Rare first edition with a very rare jacket. Dianetics: The Original Thesis is L. Ron Hubbard's first published book on Dianetics. Originally written in 1948, it was only printed in manuscript form and given to close friends. It quickly gained attention and in 1951 received its first official publication with this hardcover edition. Additional photos available upon request.

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        L'injuste grandeur précédé de Histoire d'une amitié par Lanza Del Vasto

      - Denoël, Paris 1951, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 10 numerate sul filo puro Johannot, edizione deluxe. Ex libris incollato nella parte inferiore della pagina del titolo, illustrato libro frontespizio un ritratto dell'autore. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil Johannot, tirage de tête. Ex-libris encollé en pied de la page de titre, ouvrage illustré en frontispice d'un portrait de l'auteur. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Three Fragments from the Posthumous Papers of Conrad Fiedler MDCCCXLI-MDCCCXCV.

      Lexington, KY: Stamperia del Santuccio, 1951. Octavo, 182pp. One of 152 unnumbered copies printed by Carolyn Reading in black and red American Uncial type on Japanese Hosho paper. Translated from the German by Victor Hammer and Thornton Sinclair with an introduction by Hammer. Autograph note from Hammer to Florentine scholar Ulrich Middeldorf laid in. Middeldorf's copy with his bookplate and a small note in pencil on the front paste-down. Scattered foxing to leaves and boards, spine sunned, fore-corners bumped. Prospectus bound in. (Holbrook, p.42).

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        Love In A Dry Season.

      The Dial Press, New York 1951 - First edition of Foote's third novel which anticipates much of the subject matter of his monumental Civil War trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Dennis Cross from Shelby Foote 13 Oct 90." The recipient was a friend of Foote's. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Love in a Dry Season describes an erotic and economic triangle, in which two wealthy and fantastically unhappy Mississippi families, the Barcrofts and the Carrutherses, are joined by an open-faced fortune hunter from the North, a man whose ruthlessness is matched only by his inability to understand the people he tries to exploit and his fatal incomprehension of the passions he so casually ignites. Combining a flawless sense of place with a Faulknerian command of the grotesque, Foote's novel turns a small cotton town into a sexual battleground as fatal as Vicksburg or Shiloh, and one where strategy is no match for instinct and tradition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Liber Amicorum of German opera stars post war Germany

      1951 - Two albums of autographs of major German opera stars in the 1950's dating from a period of reconstruction in post war German culture. The albums are a modern 'Liber Amicorum' comprising many autographic sentiments and letters dedicated to Richard O'Hagen, a Canadian diplomat with the Military Mission and clearly a music lover by his friends Walter and Gisela Stoll [Walter was a singer]. A wealth of material almost all of it in German. Over some 60 pages with singers and others signing to the pages and also often including photos and postcards, including; an autograph letter from the conductor Hans Von Benda [1888-1972] Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1936 ¿ 1939; a good many letters typed, signed from Heinrich Pflanzel [1903-1978] Austrian opera singer, as well as signed photos and sentiments; Walter Grossmann [bass], signed postcard and sentiment; Gustel Grossmann Autograph Musical Quotation (Wagner) and sentiment; Mathieu Ahlersmeyer [1896- 1979] German baritone , signed postcard; a charming and well-executed drawing and poem by a 'Lydia Schone'; Wolf Voelker, opera director; 3 typed letters signed and photograph - unsigned - of Walter Felsenstein [1901-1975] Austrian opera director and founder of the Berlin Komische Oper company in 1947; Alfred Hilgert, singer, several signed postcards one tagged 'Meistersinger 1948'; Josef Greindl [1912-1993] bass famous for his Wagnerian roles, sentiment and signed postcard; Ludwig Suthaus [1906-1971] heldentenor [three autographs, two to album pages and one signed postcard]; Margarethe Klose [1899 -1968] mezzo soprano and a regular at Bayreuth [signed typed note and signed photograph]; Rudolf Schock [1915-1986] German tenor and film actor signed sentiment; Gerhard Frei [1911-1989] baritone, signed sentiment and signed postcard; Irmgard Armgart [1908-1982] German soprano, signed sentiment; Wilhelm Walter Dicks, baritone, signed sentiment; Wieland and Wolfgang Wagner [signature to page and signed postcard respectively] co-directors of the Bayreuth Festival Theatre; Elfriede Trotschel [1913-1958] German soprano, signed sentiment to page; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf [1915-2006] German soprano signed to album page 'Bayreuth 1951'; Gerhard Unger [ 1916-2011] lyric tenor, signed to album page 'Bayreuth 1951'; Paul Kuen [1910-1997] tenor who appeared in Wagner & Bernd Aldenhoff [1908-1959] heldentenor both signed to page; Sigurd Bjorling [1907-1983] Swedish tenor signed to page; Marthe Modl [1912-2001] one of the great postwar Wagnerian sopranos, signed to page; Astrid Varnay [1918-2006] Wagnerian soprano signed to page; Gunther Treptow [1907-1981] tenor famous for Wagnerian roles; Frederick Dalberg [1907-1988] bass, signature to album page 'Bayreuth 1951'; Hans Hopf [1916-1993] leading postwar Wagnerian heldentenor, signature to page 'Bayreuth 1951'; Erich Kunz [1909-1995] Austrian baritone & Otto Edelmann [1917-2003] Austrian bass signatures to album page; Hans Renmar [1895-1961] Austrian baritone, signed photograph; Diana Eustrati [1916 ] Greek mezzo, sentiment signed to album page; Ferenc Fricsay [1914-1963] Hungarian conductor, 2 signed Christmas cards, signed album page & signed photograph; Annalies Kupper [1906-1987] German soprano signed postcard and album page with sentiment; Kathe Dorsch [1890-1957] German actress & Walter Franck [1896-1961] German actor sentiments signed to album page; Silvia Kind [1907-2002] postcard with message, signed. The second album is also dedicated by Walter and Gisela Stoll and is less full but contains letters and notes [both autograph and typewritten] of Boleslaw Barlog [1906-1999] stage, film and opera director who was at the centre of the revival of post war cultural life of Berlin; Michael Bohnen [1887-1965] German bass-baritone, and Intendant of the Stadtischen Oper Berlin until dubious accusations of a Nazi past caused him to lose his post [two signed photos, one in role; Walter Franck [1896-1961] [more details on application] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BEAT THE DEVIL.

      J. B. Lippincott Company, (1951)., Philadelphia: - First edition. A REVIEW COPY with slip laid in. Helvick was the pseudonym of Claud Cockburn, a noted British radical journalist. Born in Peking, China, in 1904, he was the scion of an aristocratic family--one of his ancestors was the British commander who ordered the burning of the White House during the War of 1812 and his cousin was the novelist Evelyn Waugh. The book was made into a 1953 film directed by John Huston, with the screenplay by Huston and Truman Capote, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones and Gina Lollobrigida. Huston intended it to be a tongue-in-cheek spoof of "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), also directed by Huston, and other films of Film Noir-style that Huston himself had pioneered (Wikipedia). Near fine with light rubbing to the cover, light bump to top front cover, and faint offset to the endpapers. In a dust jacket which is about an eighth-inch short. We've informed that at least one other copy with a little shorter jacket has been cataloged, so perhaps publisher produced (Graham Gateson reported cataloged by Bauman Books) Also minor edge rubbing and soiling, and a few shallow chips to the spine ends and corners. Cover art still clear and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        The Twelve Months and Christmas Day From "Fantastickes"

      NY: Clarke & Way, 1951, 1951. FIRST EDITION SIGNED. 1 vol., illustrations and decorations by Bruce Rogers, limited to 1000 copies of which this is one of 100 bound in full dark blue morocco and signed by Rogers, top edge gilt, others uncut, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine.

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        Le Carnet noir. Traduit de l'anglais par Roger Giroux.

      Paris, Gallimard, Collection Du Monde Entier, 1951. - In-8; 262 pp. Reliure de JEAN DE GONET, plats de RIM souple, dos veau rouge, couverture et dos conservés. Edition originale de la traduction française. Un des 66 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre. Dans une reliure Revorim (moule n°3) de " Jean de Gonet Artefacts ". Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Illustrated Man.

      Doubleday 1951 - FIRST EDITION, pp. 251, [1], 8vo, original khaki cloth, backstrip lettered in dark grey, single faint spot at foot of lower board and cloth edges a trifle rubbed, dustjacket with red to front and backstrip panels almost entirely faded, a small amount of rubbing and chipping otherwise with a few spots to rear panel, good. Inscribed to the flyleaf: 'For John Baxter! Best from Ray Bradbury' - the recipient a Science Fiction author and renowned bibliophile. A selection of twenty stories.

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        BEAT THE DEVIL.

      Philadelphia:: J. B. Lippincott Company,. (1951).. First edition. A REVIEW COPY with slip laid in. Helvick was the pseudonym of Claud Cockburn, a noted British radical journalist. Born in Peking, China, in 1904, he was the scion of an aristocratic family--one of his ancestors was the British commander who ordered the burning of the White House during the War of 1812 and his cousin was the novelist Evelyn Waugh. The book was made into a 1953 film directed by John Huston, with the screenplay by Huston and Truman Capote, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones and Gina Lollobrigida. Huston intended it to be a tongue-in-cheek spoof of "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), also directed by Huston, and other films of Film Noir-style that Huston himself had pioneered (Wikipedia). Near fine with light rubbing to the cover, light bump to top front cover, and faint offset to the endpapers. In a dust jacket which is about an eighth-inch short. We've informed that at least one other copy with a little shorter jacket has been cataloged, so perhaps publisher produced (Graham Gateson reported cataloged by Bauman Books) Also minor edge rubbing and soiling, and a few shallow chips to the spine ends and corners. Cover art still clear and bright. .

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        Six by Six. Set 5

      Nazraeli Press, 1951. Set numero 5 della serie in edizione limitata ''Six by Six'' che comprende: Jo Ann Callis, Performance; Thomas Demand, The Stove; Kikuji Kawada, Japan 1951-1960; Michael Kenna, Confessionali; Richard Misrach, Misrach; Andrea Modica, L'amico del cuore. Ogni libro contiene una fotografia originale sciolta, firmata e numerata dall'Artista (cm 34x27). 6 volumi. 4to (cm 37x29). pp. 32/per volume. . Perfetto (Mint). . Prima edizione di 100 es. numerati. .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1951. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly toned, tiny bump near foot of spine, an excellent, bright copy in the unusually neat jacket with slight nicks to spine ends, small mark to foot of rear panel, another to foot of front flap. First UK edition, first impression. It was originally published in the US earlier the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE ILLUSTRATED MAN (SIGNED)

      Doubleday and Company 1951 - Stated First Edition, First Printing, Boldly signed: Near fine book, boldly signed on a laid in bookplate, with an original unrestored first printing dust jacket. The book is in near fine condition with bright beige boards still maintaining their original sheen, with unfaded titles to spine. The boards have sharp corners, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The internal pages and end papers are clean and flat with No marks, No inscriptions, No stains, No bent pages and No foxing. The book was boldly signed on a loosely laid in bookplate in red felt tip marker by Ray Bradbury. Beautiful clean, crisp book, appearing as unread. Please see images, including sample pages. The original price clipped first edition dust jacket has the typical fading of the red spine to a soft beige tone. otherwise this unrestored jacket has strong bright vibrant colors with some slight rubbing/nicks and overall presents the book beautifully on the shelf! The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear removeable archival cover. Please see detailed images. A clean, crisp copy of this signed title in highly collectible condition. Presents well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi titles [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare 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).

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        La Limite

      La Table Ronde, Paris, 1951. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. Salvador Dali (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1st ed, limited to 1800 numbered copies (no. 53). Small quarto. Wraps. 98 pp, plates by Salvador Dali.Signed by the illustrator, Salvador Dali.The book is in very good condition. There is a little damage, a small tear at the top of the front hinge

      [Bookseller: Phantom Tollbooth]
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        Oeuvres Complètes En 25 Volumes

      Pierre LARRIVE, 1951. Demi-Reliure marron à coins , dos lisse avec fleuron , auteur , titre , tomaison , doré . Edition numérotée 581/ 1000 , imprimée sur Vélin du Marais portant en filigrane "Stendhal" et le monogramme du Mouflon . Texte établi par Georges Eudes . Chaque volume est illustré d'un frontispice gravé par Traynier ou Guezennec . Détail des volumes . - Tome 1 , Vies d'Haydn , de Mozart et de Métastase . - 2 , Vie de Rossini , Notes d'un dilettante . - 3 , Histoire de la Peinture en Italie . - 4 , Rome , Naples et Florence . - 5 et 6 , Promenades dans Rome tome premier et second . - 7et 8 , Mémoires d'un Touriste tome premier et second . - 9 , Armance , Romans et Nouvelles . - 10 Le Rouge et le Noir . - 11 , L'Abbesse de Castro , Chroniques Italiennes . - 12 , La Chartreuse de Parme . - 13 et 14 , Lucien Leuwen tome premier et second . - 15 , De l'Amour . - 16 , Racine et Shakespeare . - 17 , Napoléon . - 18 , Vie de Henri Brulard . - 19 , Souvenirs d'égotisme . - 20 , 21 , 22 , Journal 1 ( 1801-1805 ) et 2 . - 23 , 24 , 25 , Correspondance tomes 1, 2 , 3 . Intérieur frais . Griffures sur les reliures et petit manque en haut de coiffe pour le volume 19 . Sans frais de port supplémentaires . - ensemble de + de 30 kg. Littérature

      [Bookseller: Librairie Au Vert Paradis du Livre]
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        PRINCE CASPIAN

      London: Geoffrey Bles. 1951. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. PublisherÂ’s original dark blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with light bumping at the corners. The contents are clean throughout and without previous ownerÂ’s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper which is very lightly toned to the spine. An attractive example in entirely without repair or restoration. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        BESTIARIO

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 1951. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; printed wrappers with French flaps; 165pp, [7]. Slight forward lean, with mild darkening to the spine, and a brief strip of toning at the upper edge of the front wrapper; internally fresh and clean; Near Fine. The Argentine author's first foray into fiction and first story collection, an imaginative highspot of Latin American literature. A fragile volume frequently found in inferior condition.

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        Bestie del 500

      Vallechi Editore, Firenze 1951 - This is an about very good hardcover copy in a good dust jacket. The jacket front and back panels are present, but spine of jacket mostly perished. The top edges of both panels chipped, the front more heavily. Very clean inside, however the paper is very acidic and the edges of the text pages have browned. Text in Italian. The book is illustrated with 21 original serigraphs by Mino Maccari. These are printed on a lighter, better quality paper. The colors are fesh and bright. Palazzeschi's fabulous creatures are playfully interpreted by Maccari, who also used two of the decorations for the front and back panel of the dust jacket. Two different illustrations have been applied directly to the paper-covered boards. There is one brief inscription in Italian from the period on the front endpaper. The headpieces and vignettes in black & white are also by Maccari. 11" high X 8" wide, 164 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two albums of autographs, letters and photos of German opera stars in the 1950's.

      Two albums of autographs of major German opera stars in the 1950's dating from a period of reconstruction in post war German culture. The albums are a modern 'Liber Amicorum' comprising many autographic sentiments and letters dedicated to Richard O'Hagen, a Canadian diplomat with the Military Mission and clearly a music lover by his friends Walter and Gisela Stoll [walter was a singer]. A wealth of material almost all of it in German. Over some 60 pages with singers and others signing to the pages and also often including photos and postcards, including; an autograph letter from the conductor Hans Von Benda [1888-1972] Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1936 - 1939; a good many letters typed, signed from Heinrich Pflanzel [1903-1978] Austrian opera singer, as well as signed photos and sentiments; Walter Grossmann [bass], signed postcard and sentiment; Gustel Grossmann Autograph Musical Quotation (Wagner) and sentiment; Mathieu Ahlersmeyer [1896- 1979] German baritone , signed postcard; a charming and well-executed drawing and poem by a 'Lydia Schone'; Wolf Voelker, opera director; 3 typed letters signed and photograph - unsigned - of Walter Felsenstein [1901-1975] Austrian opera director and founder of the Berlin Komische Oper company in 1947; Alfred Hilgert, singer, several signed postcards one tagged 'Meistersinger 1948'; Josef Greindl [1912-1993] bass famous for his Wagnerian roles, sentiment and signed postcard; Ludwig Suthaus [1906-1971] heldentenor [three autographs, two to album pages and one signed postcard]; Margarethe Klose [1899 -1968] mezzo soprano and a regular at Bayreuth [signed typed note and signed photograph]; Rudolf Schock [1915-1986] German tenor and film actor signed sentiment; Gerhard Frei [1911-1989] baritone, signed sentiment and signed postcard; Irmgard Armgart [1908-1982] German soprano, signed sentiment; Wilhelm Walter Dicks, baritone, signed sentiment; Wieland and Wolfgang Wagner [signature to page and signed postcard respectively] co-directors of the Bayreuth Festival Theatre; Elfriede Trotschel [1913-1958] German soprano, signed sentiment to page; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf [1915-2006] German soprano signed to album page 'Bayreuth 1951'; Gerhard Unger [ 1916-2011] lyric tenor, signed to album page 'Bayreuth 1951'; Paul Kuen [1910-1997] tenor who appeared in Wagner & Bernd Aldenhoff [1908-1959] heldentenor both signed to page; Sigurd Bjorling [1907-1983] Swedish tenor signed to page; Marthe Modl [1912-2001] one of the great postwar Wagnerian sopranos, signed to page; Astrid Varnay [1918-2006] Wagnerian soprano signed to page; Gunther Treptow [1907-1981] tenor famous for Wagnerian roles; Frederick Dalberg [1907-1988] bass, signature to album page 'Bayreuth 1951'; Hans Hopf [1916-1993] leading postwar Wagnerian heldentenor, signature to page 'Bayreuth 1951'; Erich Kunz [1909-1995] Austrian baritone & Otto Edelmann [1917-2003] Austrian bass signatures to album page; Hans Renmar [1895-1961] Austrian baritone, signed photograph; Diana Eustrati [1916 ] Greek mezzo, sentiment signed to album page; Ferenc Fricsay [1914-1963] Hungarian conductor, 2 signed Christmas cards, signed album page & signed photograph; Annalies Kupper [1906-1987] German soprano signed postcard and album page with sentiment; Kathe Dorsch [1890-1957] German actress & Walter Franck [1896-1961] German actor sentiments signed to album page; Silvia Kind [1907-2002] postcard with message, signed. The second album is also dedicated by Walter and Gisela Stoll and is less full but contains letters and notes [both autograph and typewritten] of Boleslaw Barlog [1906-1999] stage, film and opera director who was at the centre of the revival of post war cultural life of Berlin; Michael Bohnen [1887-1965] German bass-baritone, and Intendant of the Stadtischen Oper Berlin until dubious accusations of a Nazi past caused him to lose his post [two signed photos, one in role; Walter Franck [1896-1961] German stage and film actor, who played the mad scientist in the German science fiction film Master of the World (1934) signed photograph; Donald Bell [1934-] Canadian bass baritone [signed postcard]; Gerhard Stolz [1926-1979] tenor best known for his Wagnerian roles, postcard signed verso. In addition there are several signed postcards / pages which I can't make out but a scholar of the period would o doubt be able to decipher. There are also some menus, newspaper clippings, programmes etc. All in all some 80 odd signed letters, postcards, album pages by some of the leading and supporting singers and conductors of the German opera theatre in the early 1950's. A terrific archive of a period when Germany was getting back on its cultural feet in the post war, Cold War era. The first album is in VG order with decorative cover and the second, the cover is detached at spine but still holding. The vast majority of postcards and photographs in both albums are in corner mounts and removeable and all are in VG condition. Put together with care and affection for a man who was clearly a lover of opera. £495

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        p-n Junction transistors, in Physical Review, July 1, 1951--first fabrication of the Grown-Junction Transistor

      American Physical Society 1951 - William Shockley, M. Sparks, and G.K. Teal, "p-n Junction transistors", in Physical Review, volume 83, no. 1, July 1, 1951, pp 151-163 in the issue of pp 1-248. Original wrappers. Very Good copy; there is a small brown blemish that extends in a diminishing capacity through the first 35pp in the extreme upper-right corner (visible on the cover and in the scan)._+_The First Fabrication of the Grown-Junction Transistor_+_ Long quote from PBS "A Working Junction Transistor" from "Transistorized": ".That meant Shockley's vision of a new kind of transistor was theoretically possible.There was no doubt about it, point-contact transistors were fidgety. The transistors being made by Bell just didn't work the same way twice, and on top of that, they were noisy. While one lab at Bell was trying to improve those first type-A transistors, William Shockley was working on a whole different design that would eventually get rid of these problems. "_+_ "But Haynes also discovered that the layer in the middle of the sandwich had to be very thin and very pure. The man who paved the way for growing the best crystals was Gordon Teal. He didn't work in Shockley's group, but he kept tabs on what was going on.Teal had heard of a way to build a large single crystal which wouldn't have all those crags. The method was to take a tiny seed crystal and dip it into the melted germanium. A number of institutions at the time, Bell included, had a bad habit of not trusting techniques that hadn't been devised at home. Shockley didn't think these single crystals were necessary at all. Jack Morton, head of the transistor-production group, said Teal should go ahead with the research, but didn't throw much support his way. Luckily, Teal did continue the research, working with engineer John Little. Three months later, in March of 1949, Shockley had to admit he'd been wrong. Current flowing across Teal's semiconductors could last up to one hundred times longer than it had in the old cut crystals." _+_ "With little support from management, Teal built the needed crystal-growing equipment himself, with help from mechanical engineer John Little and technician Ernest Buehler. Based on techniques developed in 1917 by the Polish chemist Jan Czochralski, he suspended a small "seed" crystal of germanium in a crucible of molten germanium and slowly withdrew it, forming a long, narrow, single crystal. Shockley later called this achievement "the most important scientific development in the semiconductor field in the early days." ALSO: "Employing this technique, Bell Labs chemist Morgan Sparks fabricated p-n junctions by dropping tiny pellets of impurities into the molten germanium during the crystal-growing process. In April 1950, he and Teal began adding two successive pellets into the melt, the first with a p-type impurity and the second n-type, forming n-p-n structures with a thin inner, or base, layer. A year later, such grown-junction transistors surpassed the best point-contact transistors in performance. Bell Labs announced this advance on July 4, 1951 in a press conference featuring Shockley."--"1951: First Grown-Junction Transistors Fabricated. Gordon Teal grows large single crystals of germanium and works with Morgan Sparks to fabricate an n-p-n junction transistor.", from computerhistory website. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

      Random House 1951 - First edition. Inscribed by Williams on the free front endpaper to a fellow physician, "in memory of his mother," dated October 18, 1951. xiv, 402 pp. Navy cloth with white and gilt lettering. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket with light edge wear. A handsome signed copy of the poet and doctor's memoirs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        GOOD SHABBOS, EVERYBODY

      United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, New York 1951 - (Sendak, Maurice) illustrator. GOOD SHABBOS, EVERYBODY by Robert Garvey with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; Leonard Weisgard, Art Consultant. [New York]: United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, (1951). First edition. 4to - 8-5/16" x 10-3/4". Red, white and blue pictorial boards with light edge wear and overall dusting for a nice copy of the book. Pictorial endpapers with previous owner's name neatly written in the front. [26] pp. Internally, the book is bright and clean with wonderful, early Sendak illustrations, either black and white, or full color on every page. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD +. SCARCE in collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Good Shabbos, Everybody

      United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education - (1951). Illustrated boards with rubbing at edges and along spine, bottom of spine chipped, boards and text are very clean and bright. Illustrated in color and b&w throughout by Sendak, one of his earliest titles, scarce and usually found in terrible condition, this is a nice copy. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: E. M. Maurice Books, ABAA]
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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (1951)

      New York: Works Publishing Co., 1951. Fourteenth (14th) printing of the first edition, July, 1951. Black or very dark blue cloth. Minor wear to corners, thin, very faint streak on front cover. Each endpaper has in ink "Property of A. A. 47 Group, 47 Clinton St. N." (Actually, the rear endpaper has "This Book Belongs to," etc. ) Furnished with a reproduction (COPY) of the old yellow and red jacket, the original of which showed minor wear and creasing, light soil to spine, with "Fourteenth Printing" printed on spine and front flap. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Facsimile.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Far and Wide

      Jonathan Cape, London 1951 - One of Reed's scarcest books - deals with Zionism and Communism. Author was one of the first to cast doubt on the holocaust. Book is in great condition; 398 pg; the only defects being a former owner's signature and glue smudge at top of flyleaf; it appears at one time a personal message from the author had been glued down but is now separate; back pastdown also has a dried glue smudge where once was attached a listing of titles by other authors; this listing is now separate; book shows very slight edgewear; dust jacket has been price clipped; ther is some discoloration and chipping at top and bottom edges of spine; dust jacket neatly encased in an acid free archival protector; from a private library collection; additional images available upon request; U.S. DELIVERY ONLY; NO INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JB Books]
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        La iliada de Homero: traslado de Alfonso Reyes

      Fondo de Cultura Economica - México 1951 - Primera parte: Aquiles agraviado. (unica publicada). Ilustraciones de Elvira Gascon. Ejemplar en rama, con estuche. 240 paginas. 29x19 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
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        LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Slight sunning to the spine of both book and dustwrapper which is a little darkened there and on the rear panel. Easily Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        STRANGLER'S SERENADE

      New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., [1951]., 1951. First edition. First edition. (the letter "R" in a circle) on the copyright page. Fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends. The last novel written as William Irish, finds Prescott, the New York detective, visiting a small town when he ran into murder. Then the murders multiplied, five in all, to be exact, and a suicide, all within a matter of days.

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        They Came to Baghdad.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1951. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. With the supplied dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, light bumps to ends, an excellent copy in the bright jacket with light foxing, trivial nicks to top edge, and a short closed tear to foot of front panel, tape repair verso. First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Sir Leonard Woolley on the front free endpaper, "Len, with love from, Agatha, May 1951". Sir Leonard and his wife Katharine were good friends of Christie and her second husband, the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. Mallowan's archaeological career began as an assistant to Woolley at the excavations at Ur in southern Iraq, and through this friendship and tutelage Christie met Woolley's wife Katharine, on whom the character of Louise Leidner in Murder in Mesopotamia is purportedly based. Published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Molloy.

      Paris: Les Amis des Éditions de Minuit, 1951 - Octavo. Original paper wrappers, titles to spine and front cover printed in black, all edges untrimmed. Slight creasing to spine, occasional creasing to head of pages, gatherings unopened, an excellent copy. Text printed in French. First edition, first impression, number 107 of 500 copies issued thus; a further 50 were printed on handmade paper. The first English translation was published in 1955. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lettre autographe signée à un collectionneur

      - 2 pages, encre bleue, un feuillet de 210 x 270 mm. Chemise demi-chagrin noir. LONGUE LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE DE L'ARTISTE A UN COLLECTIONNEUR, Richard, datée du 11 mars 1951 :"Mon cher Richard, de nouveau je suis en retard ! Avant tout : merci du mandant récent qui était venu me sauver d'un de mes perpétuels ennuis ! Mais nous n'avons pas encore fixé la contre-partie de cela. Il sera préférable que vous choisissiez sur place, vous-même (étant donné que vous aurez bientôt déjà une véritable collection, on pourrait penser à une des grandes photos de la poupée qui ont survécues à la guerre etc.) J'ai posté hier à l'adresse indiquée la gouache et les deux ex. de l'album. Bousculé et énervé, je n'avais même pas le temps de faire un passepartout pour la gouache pour vous la présenter un peu plus convenablement. En plus j'aurais bien voulu ajouter une des lithos récentes. Mais elles sont tirées sur grandes marges et je ne savais pas comment joindre cette très grande feuille au paquet. Je vous en enverrai une quand j'aurais un rouleau en carton. L'encadreur (Martin) ne m'a pas encore fait signe. Je vais lui téléphoner demain. Inutile de dire que je me débats toujours et encore dans les terreurs quotidiennes. Le hasard voulait que j'ai vendu par-ici et par-là une litho (la toute première que vous possédez) et dont il me restait quelques épreuves. Mais tout cela permet juste de survivre péniblement. Joé Bousquet avait une fois l'idée suivante : Il faudrait trouver une dizaine d'amis-collectionneurs, dont chacun me verserait 5000 francs par mois pendant 6 à 8 mois ayant droit, par cela, à un tableau de format moyen qu'il choisira. Mais comment organiser cela ? Le malheur est que cet album de lithos - travail terrible - ne me donne absolument rien à vivre, pour le temps de son élaboration. Une autre chose reste dans un tiroir de mes soucis : c'est l?Anatomie de l'inconscient physique - ou l?Anatomie de l'image ! Il me faudrait trois mois de paix pour le terminer (texte et dessins) c.a.d. un miracle. Sans valeur matérielle pour moi, la parution de cet ouvrage serait de la plus haute importance dans le sens de mon existence. Vous ai-je dit que de Caso a commencé à extraire d'une partie de ma correspondance des choses d'intérêt poétique-objectif. On verra bien ce que cela donne. Et si les autres voudraient bien faire le même travail. Ecrivez-moi ! Est-ce que votre amie passera me voir à Paris ? Avez-vous une épreuve d'essai de la litho : "L'homme qui se dépouille de l'image d'une femme" ? Amicalement à vous. Hans Bellmer."

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        The Silver Locusts.

      Rupert Hart-Davis 1951 - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, pp. 232, crown 8vo, original grey boards, faded backstrip lettered in silver, top edge grey, small Foyle's label at foot of front pastedown, dustjacket with light dustsoiling to rear panel, the head of backstrip panel a little nicked and a short closed tear at head of front panel, very good. Inscribed on the flyleaf, 'For John Baxter! Good wishes from Ray Bradbury. Aug. 12, 1980' - the recipient an author (of Science Fiction among other genres) and renowned bibliophile. The first English edition of 'The Martian Chronicles', with one different story to that of the American edition.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Collected Poems

      London: Faber and Faber, (1951). London: Faber and Faber. (1951). Second English impression, second issue with cancel title page [Abbott A10. a2b, "This issue consists of the copies that Faber had printed and bound for Macmillan (for the American edition) but were returned to Faber and supplied with a cancel title page. The spine of the binding bears the Macmillan imprint"]. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Errata slip laid in. A beautiful copy, completely unfaded. The American edition won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        From Here to Eternity

      Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1951 - First edition, first state black cloth with gilt title to spine. Scribner's "A"and colophon to copyright page. First state DJ with the photo of author on back panel. Near fine or better with slight softening to one corner, slight toning and darkening of endpages. Unmarked, sound binding. The DJ in mylar has some insect nibbles to edges and back panel, chips at corners. Price of $4.50 intact. A sound square unmarked copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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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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