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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]

      [Bookseller: Sekkes Consultants]
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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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        THE ILLUSTRATED MAN (SIGNED)

      Doubleday and Company 1951 - First Edition, First printing: Stated First Edition, First Printing, BOLDLY FLAT SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Ray Bradbury in black pen. Extremely Scarce example of a Near fine book and original near fine vibrant red and unfaded dust jacket. Unfaded jackets are quite difficult to locate as the red tones of the dust jacket most always fade to a pale beige. The book is in great condition with beige boards still maintaining their original sheen, with unfaded titles to spine. The boards have sharp corners, and no edgewear, with one small board bump. 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 signed and inscribed on the title page by Ray Bradbury as ¿Larry!/Ray Bradbury/ 5/6/93¿. Beautiful clean, crisp book, appearing as unread. Please see images, including sample pages. The original price clipped first edition dust jacket is in near fine condition withOUT the common fading to the spine (which usually turns the red spine to a pale beige). Instead this unrestored jacket has strong bright vibrant colors with only slight toning to the front panel. The jacket has only a hint of edgewear to the spine tips, otherwise No edgewear, No chips, No tears, No rips, No stains, No rubbing and and No fading. The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear removeable archival cover. Please see detailed images. A very exceptional 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]

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        Au moment voulu

      First edition, one of 55 numbered copies on pur fil, this one is the number 1, the only large paper copies. A nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1951 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

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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..."

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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        La flamme

      First edition in French of which there were no large paper copies.Publisher's cream-colored paper boards, retaining its illustrated dust jacket (small tears and insignificant lacks to edges).Rare autograph inscription signed by John Steinbeck to mademoiselle de La Fouchardière. Del Duca Paris 1951 13,5x21cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Le poids du monde

      First edition, one of 15 copies numbered and justified by Tristan Tzara, the only large paper copies. Inscribed, dated, and signed by Tristan Tzara at head of first page of text. One small trace of lateral folding to lower cover. A good and rare copy. Au colporteur Saint-Girons 1951 11x14cm agrafé

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        The End of the Affair - a superb copy

      Heinemann, 1951 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1951. A fine book without inscriptions. Internally very clean indeed. The faintest mark to the top edge of the pages. In a nearly fine unclipped wrapper with ABSOLUTELY NO LOSS to the wrapper. Two minor nicks and a hint of some light handling marks to the rear panel. The best copy you could wish to find.

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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by A.A. Milne.

      London: Methuen and Co., 1951. 100th Edition, LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, this being no. 361. With 12 mounted colour and numerous black and white illustrations, printed on handmade paper. Original full white calf, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. A presentable copy with a few marks to boards, bumped at foot, gift note to flyleaf, without the slipcase. A pleasing copy.

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        Green Hills of Earth, The

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

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        Première anthologie vivante de la poésie du passé

      First edition on ordinary paper.Handsome autograph inscription from Paul Eluard to Raymond Queneau on the first volume: "... ce livre qui nous rajeunit...[...this book that makes us young again...]" Pierre Seghers Paris 1951 14x19,5cm 2 volumes brochés

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        Hard Not to be King

      New York: House of Books, Ltd, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition. Copy number 138 of a limited 300 copies, signed by Robert Frost. Very Good with heavy fading to cloth at spine, and foxing to top edge of page block. Else a rather nice copy lacking the un-printed tissue dust jacket.

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        Le rivage des syrtes

      Published the same year as the first edition. Autograph inscription signed by Julien Gracq to the journalist Jean-Claude Lamy and his wife Fabienne Deval.Two small tears glued down to head and foot of spine. José Corti Paris 1951 12x19cm broché

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        Plain Murder

      London: Michael Joseph. 1951. FORESTER FAMILY COPY. 8vo. Reprint edition. Publisher's cloth in unclipped dustwrapper. Some moderate edgewear; very good. With signed ex-libris from the Forester and Troughton-Smith Family Archive to front pastedown. Inscribed by Forester to his nephew Stephen to front flyleaf: "To Stephen/ with best wishes from his reluctant uncle / C. S. Forester"Cecil Louis Troughton Smith wrote adventure stories under the pen name Cecil Scott Forester. Brought up in England, much of Forester's writing life was spent in California, a sufferer from arteriosclerosis and a partial invalid, sadly ironic for a man who had created one of the most distinctive and popular action heroes in the form of Horatio Hornblower. Forester married his second wife Dorothy, in 1947 and they lived in California until Forester's death in 1966. Having remained close to Forester's nephew; Mr. Stephen Troughton-Smith, who had a close relationship with his uncle, Dorothy eventually ended up living with Stephen and his family in Sussex after she became too frail to cope on her own. After her death in 1998 her Forester related books, correspondance and ephemera were bequeathed to Stephen Troughton-Smith who combined them with his own material to form the Forester Troughton Smith family archive. After his death the archive arrived in auction. Toovey's Auctioneers 21/02/2012.

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        Prolegomena to a theory of organization. U.S. Air Force Project RAND report RM-734.

      Santa Monica, CA: The RAND Corporation, 1951. The Prolegomena presents a framework within which to make descriptive analyses of centrally-directed organizations. It is extremely rare: in his 1998 reprint of this report, Michael D. Godfrey states that "the original report has long been unavailable and the only known remaining copy was Morgenstern's personal copy." There is no copy in OCLC. "In the 1951 paper, 'Prolegomena to a Theory of Organization,' [Morgenstern] introduces Nature's benevolence when discussing the signaling system of an organization. For a signaling system of an organization there is no distinction between event and signal: An event becomes only known through a signal, so for an organization they are inseparable. Morgenstern classified the events relevant to an organization into 'events of the organization' and 'other events' which are either 'physical, i.e., produced by Nature' or 'other organizations choices.' 'Events of Nature' are determinable if their probability distributions are known. But even if their probabilities cannot be estimated, Morgenstern emphasizes that 'Nature is never malevolent, i.e., bent on impeding the organization in the pursuit of its aim'." (qss.stanford.edu/~godfrey/Morgenstern/prolegom.pdf). Oskar Morgenstern (1902-77) was groomed in the Austrian tradition, but was considerably less dogmatic in his tastes. Succeeding Hayek in 1931 as director of the Austrian Institute for Business Cycle research, Morgenstern's research interests were not in the Hayekian monetary overinvestment theory, but rather in speculation and economic prediction (the subject of his 1928 habilitation thesis). A professor at the University of Vienna in 1935, Morgenstern was also an active participant in Karl Menger's Vienna Colloquium and employed Abraham Wald in his institute.He was also one of the great critics of the Austrian theory of capital, helping to bury the notion of the "average period of production." His 1935 article on the difficulties of perfect foresight, which stemmed partly from his Austrian training, and the greater generality of "strategic behavior" over "Robinson-Crusoe" price-taking behavior, led the mathematician Edward Cech to put him in touch with John von Neumann's 1928 article on game theory. After Morgenstern was dismissed by the Nazis in 1938, he moved on to Princeton, where he finally met von Neumann. Together, Morgenstern and John von Neumann wrote their famous treatise on the theory of games (1944), which not only launched game theory but also the theory of choice under uncertainty. Morgenstern provided much of the economic analysis in that book. See https://sites.google.com/site/michaeldgodfrey/other Large 4to (283 x 218 mm), offset typescript, ff. [3], 122, original printed wrappers.

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        Le Rivage des Syrtes

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on vergé de Rives paper, tirage de tête.Midnight-blue morocco by P. L. Martin (dated 1958), pastedowns and endpapers of yellow-ochre calf, gilt fillet to edges of covers, gilt roulettes at head and foot, all edges gilt, covers and spine preserved, slipcase edged in midnight-blue morocco.The novel was awarded the Goncourt prize, turned down by the author. The previous year, in a pamphlet called "La Littérature à l'estomac [Literature in the Gut]", Gracq had denounced the commercial system surrounding literature, notably criticizing literary prizes.Provenance : library of R. & B. L. with ex libris.A handsome copy of Gracq's most famous novel in a splendid triple Jansenist binding by Pierre-Lucien Martin.               José Corti Paris 1951 In-8 (13x19cm) relié sous étui

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        Marie qui louche

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.A good copy. Presses de la Cité Paris 1951 12x18,5cm broché

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        LES DEUX ETENDARDS

      Gallimard, Paris, 1951. - Deux volumes in-8 (23x14 cm), broché, plats habituels dans la collection « blanche » : lettres rouges et noires sur fond crème, le tout dans un triple encadrement rouge et noir, 496 pp pour le 1er tome, plus une table des chapitres, 519 pp pour le 2ème tome, avec une table des chapitres également. Nos exemplaires portent la mention (fictive ?) de 11ème édition, avec un Achevé d'imprimer le 14 décembre 1951, année de l'édition originale. Le roman se déroule sur 37 chapitres. Il constitue, comme on l'a dit souvent, un témoignage irremplaçable sur la France d'avant guerre, témoignage dont la grande valeur artistique a évidemment souffert des engagements politiques et idéologiques de son auteur , engagements que celui-ci a précisément développés dans son roman LES DECOMBRES, publié en 1942.Quoi qu'il en soit, la rareté de nos exemplaires vient de l' « envoi » écrit par Lucien REBATET sur la page de garde, envoi de 10 lignes où il évoque précisément, en quelques lignes, ses engagements passés et son évolution vers le troisième étendard, celui du drapeau noir.Les deux exemplaires sont dans l'état "bon" pour le 1er, médiocre pour le second, lequel présente quelques salissures sur le dos et un petit manque au pied. Le 1er tome est celui qui porte l'"envoi". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Théorie des Distributions, I-II [all published].

      First edition Paris: Hermann & Cie, 1950-1951. A fine copy of his classic text on distribution theory. Distributions (or generalized functions) were first introduced by Sergei Sobolev in 1935, but it was Schwartz who systematically studied the subject and eventually developed it into a full theory with practical applications. In 1950 Schwartz was awarded the Fields Medal for his work on distributions. 2 vols. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. (2),148; 169,(3) pp. (Publications de l'Institut de Mathématique de l'Université de Strasbourg, nos. 9 and 10; Actualités Scientifiques et Industrielles, nos. 1091 and 1122).

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        Paul et Jean-Paul

      Grasset. First edition, one of 12 numbered copies on Montval, tirage de tête.A small tear, not serious, and repaired on foot of a joint.A rare and good copy. Grasset Paris 1951 17x22,5cm broché

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Hamish Hamilton, 1951 A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1951. A near fine book with one neat name to the front endpaper. Tip of the spine is slightly browned. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has a little light chipping to the head of the spine and to the corners. Small closed tear to the rear panel. A lovely copy in the iconic dust wrapper.

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        My Cousin Rachel

      

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        Le hussard sur le toit

      Gallimard. First edition, one of 210 numbered copies on vélin pur fil paper, the tirage de tête after 35 HollandeA fine, unsophisticated copy. Gallimard Paris 1951 14x21cm broché

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        Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology. Vol. 1-57 [with] Supplement 1-26

      London: BM(NH), 1951-1988. 83 vols, numerous platesline drawings. Hardback. Fine set. Well bound in buckram (most with leather title-pieces to spines) - several similar styles; wrappers bound in. Last 4 volumes (54-57) in original parts as issued. From an institutuional library, with some neat ink stamps to wrappers/endpapers

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        La chanson d'un gas qu'a mal tourné

      Société des amis des livres. Edition illustrated with 53 original lithographs Edmond Heuzé and 115 numbered copies printed on vellum Lana.Our copy is exceptionally enriched with four original color drawings of illustrator, four menus illustrated and signed by Edmond Heuzé well as a suite of 27 lithographs in black, most variations of colors.Tiny bites are not serious about the cover boards. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Société des amis des livres Paris 1951 23x29,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        From Here to Eternity

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. 861 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 6") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Inscribed by the author. First printing, with 'A' on copyright page, first issue jacket with authors photo on rear panel rather than reviews found on later issue jackets.Jones' first book, basis for the 1953 film starring Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, and Frank Sinatra.From Here to Eternity is the debut novel of American author James Jones, published by Scribner's in 1951. It is loosely based on Jones' experiences in the pre-World War II Hawaiian Division's 27th Infantry and the unit in which he served, Company E ("The Boxing Company"). Fellow company member Hal Gould said that while the novel was based on the company, including some depictions of actual persons, the characters are fictional and both the harsh conditions and described events are inventions. From Here to Eternity won the National Book Award and was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library Board. There were three screen adaptations.Condition:Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. A stamp on the front free endpaper reading "Book No" with the number 1035 in holograph but this is the trade edition not the "Presentation Edition". Jacket lightly edge worn; small tears to cloth at head of spine; book and jacket very good.

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        Mythologie de crève-coeur

      Imp. Almadinah. First edition of 100 copies.Inscribed by Malcolm de Chazal to Robert Kanters.Lighlty folded on the upper cover and first pages, not serious, otherwise a good copy.Rare. Imp. Almadinah Port-Louis 1951 15x21cm broché

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        Le ressassement éternel

      Les éditions de minuit. Original, one of 990 copies Ghaldwill Edition, only leading copies after 10 pure fil.binding half maoquin blue, smooth back, when golden tail, covered with marbled paper, guards and contreplats blue paper covers and spine preserved ( slightly back and irradiated with small gaps filled), gilded head, binding signed Goy & Vilaine.Exceptionnel and touching handwritten dedication signed by the author to his mother and to his sister: "To my very dear these pages, alas old well in any condition. Mauritius. / Before the beginning there was the new beginning which is a fascination of light, an image of anything and we empty the heart of the eternal rehashing ".Page false title which include the autograph dedication of the author slightly and marginally ombrée.Marguerite Blanchot, renowned organist Chalon Cathedral, remained all his life in the family home with his mother and aunt. "It will gradually become, for the family, as the memory of origins." Very close to Mauritius, she regularly corresponded with the writer who demonstrates her great recognition for his dedication to their helpless mother. If the intense affection Blanchot for his mother and sister shines in dedications of it, we know almost nothing about their relationship. In the only biographical essay on Blanchot, Christophe Bident reveals however: "Marguerite Maurice Blanchot worshiped his brother very proud of him, (...) it attached great importance to his political ideas (...) She read a lot (.... .) They phoned corresponded. Remotely, they shared the same natural authority, the same concern for discretion. " Blanchot address him indeed many books from his library, now with her continuous intellectual bond. As for the passion of Blanchot for his mother, it was the turn of his work that we discover the finest examples: "Maybe the power of the mother figure she borrows its radiance to the same power fascination, and one might say that if the mother carries this fascinating attraction is as appearing when the child lives entirely under the gaze of fascination, it concentrates in itself all the powers of enchantment ".Cultivant absolute discretion, Blanchot pushed the art of erasing into his handwritten dedications generally brief and almost always written on cards attached to rare books which he gave to his close friends. In contrast, in these precious autograph dedication of the authors to his mother and sister, Blanchot offers in all its fragility, revealing a hitherto unknown intimacy. Beautiful copy fully established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Les éditions de minuit Paris 1951 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Requiem for a Nun

      1st Edition New York: Random House, 1951. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of only 750 copies signed by Faulkner. Faulkner's first work after winning the Nobel Prize; a sequel to Sanctuary, written twenty years earlier. Adapted for the theater by Albert Camus in 1956.New York: Random House, 1951. Octavo, original black cloth over marbled boards. A fine copy. Fine.

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