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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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        Molloy - Malone meurt - L'innommable

      Each the first edition on ordinary paper.The first two volumes inscribed by Beckett to his friend the painter Geer (Van Velde) and his wife Lise."What to say of the sliding planes, the shimmering contours, the cut-out figures in the fog, the balance that any little thing can break, breaking and re-forming themselves under our very eyes? How to talk about the colors that breathe and pant? Of the swarming stasis? Of this world without weight, without force, without shadow? Here everything moves, swims, fells, comes back, falls apart, re-forms. Everything stops, non-stop. One would say it's the revolt of the internal molecules of a stone a split second before its disintegration. That is literature" (The van Veldes' Art, or the World and the Trousers, in Cahiers d'Art n°11-12, Paris 1945).Beckett here is not talking - despite how it may appear - about his literary oeuvre, but about the paintings of Geer Van Velde, going on to add a few lines later "[Bram] Van Velde paints distance. G[eer] Van Velde paints succession." This elegy, published on the occasion of the double exhibition of the Van Veldes (Geer at Maeght's and Bram at the Galerie Mai) is the first important text on these painters, more or less unknown to the public at the time: "We've only just started spouting nonsense about the Van Velde brothers, and I'm the first. It's an honor." This is also the first critical text written directly in French by a young Irish writer who had not, as yet, published anything in France.Thus, the first and most important of Beckett's writings on art, composed at the dawn of his literary career, establishes - right from the start - a fundamental relationship between his developing work and his friends' art: "Thus this text has often been read in a hollow or in the mirror, as one of the rare designations of Beckett's poetry (to come) by the man himself, a sort of anamorphic program of writing," (Un pantalon cousu de fil blanc : Beckett et l'épreuve critique by Pierre Vilar).A real statement of dramaturgical intent, this fundamental text whose introspective value Beckett lays out from the introduction on ("one does nothing but tell stories with words") ushers in the writer's most fruitful creative period. In essence, like Apollinaire and Cendrars, Beckett draws from the artistic problems of his contemporaries the catalyst of his own future writing through "the deepest questioning of narrative, figurative or poetical presuppositions" (Pascale Casanova in Beckett l'abstracteur).The major influence of modern painting on the narrative structure - or destructuring - of Beckett's drama and novels would be pointed out and examined by a number of thinkers, among them Gilles Deleuze, Julia Kristeva and Maurice Blanchot. It was, in fact, with the art of the Van Veldes (first Geer then Bram) that Beckett began to formalize this desire to translate the pictorial question into dramaturgical terms. Thus it was that he rejected Nicolas de Staël's set design for Godot, since: "the set must come out of the text without adding anything to it. As for the visual comfort of the audience, you can imagine how much I care. Do you really think you can listen with the backdrop of Bram's set, or see anything other than him?" (Letter to Georges Duthuit, 1952).When he met Geer in 1937, "Beckett was going through a major existential crisis and had just been reworking his first novel, Murphy, which had been rejected by a great many publishers. He was lost in alcohol, leaving Ireland and moving once and for all to Paris" (Le Pictural dans l'œuvre de Beckett, Lassaad Jamoussi). He returned from a long artistic journey in Germany, where he was marked by classical works as well as contemporary art - it was during this journey that he discovered Caspar David Friedrich's Two Men Contemplating the Moon, his source for Waiting for Godot.Art was thus at the heart of his creative thinking and the friendship that would tie him to Geer and later his brother Bram and their sister Jacoba (with whom his relationship may have been more than merely friendly), and which would profoundly influence his life and writing. His first writing on art is a short piece on Geer Van Velde, whose works he pressed on his new lover Peggy Guggenheim when she set up her new London gallery. Despite the relative failure of the exhibition (which followed Kandinsky's), he got his friend a one-year scholarship from Peggy. James Knowlson even thinks that "if Beckett maintained close links with Peggy for a long time, it was first and foremost because she could be convinced to give his artist friends a serious helping hand, starting with Geer Van Velde" (in Beckett, p. 474). Enigmatic, the little piece that Beckett wrote at the time at Peggy's request already contained a dramaturgical kernel of thought: " Believes painting should mind its own business, i.e. colors. i.e no more say Picasso than Fabritius, Vermeer. Or inversely."   Slower to develop, his friendship with Bram and interest in the latter's painting slowly changed Beckett's outlook on Geer's art and when, ten years after his first meeting the brothers, he wrote The World and the Trousers,  Beckett brought up to date a duality symbolized by the title, taken from an anecdote given as a legend to the article. The world is the "imperfect" work of God, made in six days, to which the tailor compares the perfection of his trousers, made over six months.The link between this anecdote and the Van Velde brothers is perhaps to be found in the second essay Beckett devoted to them, in 1948, Peintres de l'empêchement [Painters of the Problem] (Derrière le miroir n° 11/12) : "One of them said: I cannot see the object in order to represent it because I am who I am. There are always two sorts of problems - the object-problem and the 'eye-problemGeer Van Velde is an artist of the former sortBram Van Velde of the latter."Resistance of the object or impotence of the artist, this tale, the "true primary narrative core in kôan zen form," (P. Vilar) would later find itself scattered throughout Beckett's work and would more specifically take centre stage in Endgame, whose similarity, by the by, with the art of Geer Van Velde was noted by Roger Blin. "At the time, he was friends with the Dutch brothers Geer and Bram Van Velde, both painters. Geer was a painter in the style of Mondrian. I have the feeling that Beckett saw Endgame as a painting by Mondrian with very tidy partitions, geometric separations and musical geometry," (R. Blin, Conversations avec Lynda Peskine in Revue d'Esthétique).    Beckett's growing affinity for Bram Van Velde's work and the energy he put into promoting his work, especially to the galerie Maeght or his friend the art historian Georges Duthuit, was no doubt to the detriment of his relationship with Geer. Nonetheless, despite some misunderstandings, their friendship remained unbroken; as did the silent but anxious dialogue that the writer maintained with the art of the younger Van Velde brother, two of whose large canvases he owned. "The big painting by Geer finally gave me a sign. Shame that it should have turned out so badly. But perhaps that's not true after all" (letter to Georges Duthuit, March 1950). "Geer shows great courage. Ideas that are a little cutting, but maybe only in appearance. I have always had a great respect for them. But not enough, I think" (letter to Mania Péron, August 1951)The death of Geer Van Velde in 1977 affected Beckett deeply and coincided with a period of intense nostalgia during which the writer decided to give himself over to "a great clear-out" of his house so as to live between "walls as grey as their owner." Confiding his state of mind to his friend, the stage designer Jocelyn Herbert, Beckett bore witness to the indefatigable affection he had nurtured for the painter over forty years: "more canvases on display, including the big Geer Van Velde behind the piano."A precious witness to the friendship of these fellow travelers who had, ever since checking the veracity of the game of chess played by Murphy and Mr. Endon for Beckett's first novel, tackled together the great challenges of modernity: "It's that, deep down, they don't care about painting. What they're interested in is the human condition. We'll come back to that" (Beckett on the Van Velder brothers in The World and the Trousers).Spine lightly sunned as usual for Molloy and L'Innomable, a tiny tear (not serious) to foot of spine of the latter.  Les éditions de minuit Paris 1951-1953 12x19cm 3 volumes brochés

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        Dons des féminines

      Les pas perdus. 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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        Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction; An Operator Calculus Having Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics.

      First edition [Lancaster: American Phsyical Society], 1950;1951. Extremely rare offprints of Feynman's final two papers on quantum electrodynamics, in which he described the mathematical foundations of his techniques of path-integrals and Feynman diagrams. Feynman himself stated about these papers: "In these two papers, I put everything that I had done and thought should be published on the subject [i.e., quantum electrodynamics]. And that was the end of my published work in this field" (quoted in Mehra, The Beat of a Different Drum, p. 325). We are not aware of any other offprints of any of Feynman's papers on quantum electrodynamics having appeared on the market; no copies on OCLC. "While Feynman made many original and imaginative contributions to theoretical physics, it may well be that his place in the history of science will be largely based on his approach to renormalizing quantum electrodynamics, and especially on the tools that he invented to accomplish that goal, such as path integrals, the operator calculus, and the famous Feynman diagrams" (Selected Papers, p. 7). "Nobody but Dick [Feynman] could use his theory, because he was always invoking his intuition to make up the rules of the game as he went along. Until the rules were codified and made mathematically precise, I could not call it a theory" (Freeman Dyson, quoted in David Kaiser, Pedagogy and the Practice of Science). "In 1950-51 Richard Feynman wrote two papers in which he described the mathematical formulation of his method in quantum electrodynamics [the offered papers]... In the 1950 paper Feynman used the methods of his Ph.D. thesis and his 1948 paper in the Reviews of Modern Physics ['Space-Time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics'] to derive the basic equations and principles of his method. In the second paper, Feynman gave further development of the formalism and discussed the new idea of how to proceed with non-commuting quantities... In these articles, besides deriving the old formulas, Feynman obtained new relations and derivations, and invented new approaches to solve different mathematical problems in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory... "In ['Mathematical formulation...'], Feynman established the validity of the rules given in previous papers for the solution of problems in quantum electrodynamics. Starting with Fermi's formulation of the field as a set of harmonic oscillators, he integrated out the effect of the oscillators in the Lagrangian form of quantum mechanics. There resulted an expression for the effect of all virtual photons valid to all orders in e2/hc. Feynman showed that the evaluation of the expression as a power series in e2/hc gives just the terms expected by the aforementioned rules. In addition, Feynman established a relation between the amplitude for a given process in an arbitrary unquantized potential and in a quantum electrodynamical field. This relation permitted a simple general statement of the laws of quantum electrodynamics" (Mehra, pp. 301-2). "Feynman's 1951 article ['An operator calculus'] was extremely rich in new mathematical ideas and inventions which he proposed to use in quantum theory, especially in quantum electrodynamics... The main new mathematical idea in this article was the introduction and development of the new operator algebra which originated from Feynman's Ph.D. thesis and his 1948 paper in the Reviews of Modern Physics" (Mehra, p. 307). "In 1951, Feynman completed his work on quantum electrodynamics, describing and applying a new operator calculus for operators dependent on a continuous parameter (such as the time), which describes the ordering of application of the generally non-commuting operators. Using the ordering parameter, the ordinary methods of calculus (integration and power series expansions, for example) can be carried through without regard to the ordering until the final result, which is then appropriately reordered" (Selected Papers, p. 174). Feynman himself stated about this paper: 'I felt it was important. In the years since I had invented it [quantum electrodynamics] I had accumulated a whole lot of debris. For instance, I had noticed certain ways of representing spin-0 particles with path integrals, I had the operator calculus, and a whole lot of other things which I did not know where to put. Most of it was, of course, the operator calculus, but in the various appendices I included a whole variety of other things. With this paper I disgorged myself of all the things I had thought about in the context of quantum electrodynamics; this was an entire backlog of valuable things. I still think that the central item, the operator calculus, is an important invention. With this paper I had completed the project on quantum electrodynamics. I didn't have anything else that required publishing' (quoted in Mehra, p. 325). Quantum electrodynamics is the quantum theory of the interactions between electrically charged particles and the electromagnetic field (between electrons, positrons and photons, for example). It has been called "the jewel of physics" because of the extreme accuracy of its predictions: for example, the value of the magnetic moment of the electron calculated from quantum electrodynamics agrees with the measured value to within a few parts in 100,000,000,000. Quantum electrodynamics was born in 1928, with Dirac's paper 'The quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation.' Although a major advance, this theory, and its development over the next decade by Fermi, Heisenberg, Jordan, Pauli and others, encountered serious difficulties: it predicted an infinite self-energy for the electron, and several other such 'divergences' (analogous difficulties were already well known in classical electrodynamics). The solution to these problems was provided independently by Feynman, Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, to whom the 1965 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles." These offprints derive from the estate of an officer of the Press Office of the Physics Department at Caltech. 4to (267 x 200 mm), two seperate offprints from The Physical Review, Second Series, Volume 80, Number 3, pp. 440-457, November 1, 1950; Vol. 84, no. 1, pp. 108-128, October 1, 1951. Self-wrappers, stapled as issued (punch holes in inner margin filled, not affecting text).

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        A Change of World.

      New Haven, CT: Yale University Press,, 1951. With a Foreword by W. H. Auden. Octavo. Original pink boards, titles to front cover in brown. With the dust jacket. A fine copy. First edition, first printing of 551 copies, with a reprint in the same year of further 503 copies. This is Rich's first published work, and is Volume 48 of The Yale Series of Younger Poets. The Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition is an annual event which publishes the first collection of a promising American poet. Auden chose the winners and edited the series between 1947 and 1959. The contest was founded in 1919 and is the oldest annual literary award in the United States.

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        Hidden Valley Of Oz.

      Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., 1951 - Octavo. Original bue cloth, pictorial title panel to front cover, spine lettered and stamped in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. Illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis First edition, first printing, first state with all issue points as called for. 39th title in the Oz series. Hanff/Greene. 118 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Question of Upbringing

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1951. A Novel. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt on black panel. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front pastedown. Spine gently rolled, some light marks and rubbing to covers, edges of text block foxed, small marginal mark to p. 120. A very good copy in the jacket with some short closed tears and small chips to extremities, tape repairs to verso, a little loss to spine ends. First edition, first impression. From the library of Dr Philip Murray, Irish book collector and author of The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though unmarked as such.

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        LA POLOGNE

      EDITIONS SOCIALES, Paris 1951 - Francese Volume intonso, pagine brunite da fattore tempo, coperta morbida con la parte posteriore mancante, dorso ingiallito e con segni di usura, usura anche ai bordi La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Bestie del 900. Con tavole incise in nero e a colori di Mino Maccari

      Vallecchi, Firenze 1951 - Piccolo rinforzo cartaceo all'interno della sovraccoperta (cm. 1x3), ottimo stato generale di conservazione, completo di scheda bibliografica editoriale 172 con 30 tavv a colori e 16 disegni in nero p. 195x270

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        Mystery And Realities Of The Site

      1951 - Inscribed by Neutra to Hugh Mercer Jr!

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        The Sands of Mars

      London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1951 First British edition. Signed on the front end page by the author. Not bumped, no tears, not price-clipped. Pages are yellowed, and spine of dust jacket has had some sun fading and rear of jacket is lightly soiled. Still, a very handsome copy overall. Comes in an archival cover. All books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy corrugated box. Orders are normally mailed within 24 hours.

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        A FINE COLLECTION OF 16 FIRST EDITION NOVELS. All First Edition and in Attractive Dust-Wrappers.

      London ;- Hutchinson. - 1979 1951 - A MOST ATTRACTIVE SET OF 16 VOLUMES. 8vo. First Editions. Excellent in original striking pictorial Dust Jackets. Titles include ;- "Mist Over Pendle", "Witch Bane", "Moon In Scorpio" "Hangman's Cliff", and a SIGNED First of "Crown And Mitre". Full list on application. Now Very Hard to Assemble in this Excellent condition ! (Extra postage required.) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1951. Octavo. Original blue boards, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Some nicks and tears to dust jacket extremities, case spine a little rolled, a very good copy. First UK edition, first impression. It was originally published in the US earlier the same year.

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        From Here to Eternity

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown, Boston 1951 - Hardcover. Fourth printing. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Some wear to the extremities and sunning to the jacket spine. Chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine. This is the fourth printing in the first issue with back panel portrait of Salinger credited to Lotte Jacobi and price of $3.00 on the front jacket flap. An early printing of this classic American novel that introduced the world to Holden Caulfield. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Memoirs of Hebert Hoover: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941: Three Volume Complete Set.

      New York: MacMillan, 1951-1952. First editions of each volume in the Hoover's memoirs. Octavo, 3 volumes. Each volume is signed by Herbert Hoover. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. Includes: Volume One: Years of Adventure 1874-1920; The Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933; The Great Depression 1929-1941. An exceptional set, uncommon signed and inscribed and in the first printing. "It is doubtful if any other American public figure of comparable position has written any autobiographical fragment with anything like its unstudied and natural literary quality....His book is genuinely historic" (Newsweek).

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        The Catcher in the Rye.

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1951 - Octavo. Original blue boards, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Some nicks and tears to dust jacket extremities, case spine a little rolled, a very good copy. First UK edition, first impression. It was originally published in the US earlier the same year. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Puppet Masters

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. New York 1951 - First Edition, First Printing. This copy is SIGNED by Robert Heinlein on a laid in signature. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Heinlein First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jaridat al Ahram, Tarikh Misr fi khamsin wa sab'ina sana (al- Ahram news paper, history of Egypt in 75 years), dedication copy to Ahmad Naguib al- Hilaly Pasha, the last Egyptian prime minister during the royal dynasty (prime minister of the 18 hours)

      Cairo: al- Ma'arif press, 1951 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Inscribed by the author to Ahmad Naguib al- Hilali Pasha and dated 1- June 1951. 552 p. Arabic text including many full page photographic illustrations on fine paper. The author was the professor of the Jurnalism history in the faculty of arts in the Egyptian University (Fouad I University). Original loosed hard covers. The most important expanded known work about the subject in Arabic..

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        They Came to Baghdad

      London: The Crime Club, 1951. First edition, first impression. Not Set. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black Very good. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy (belatedly!) from Agatha"

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        Inscribed photographic portrait.

      London: Vivienne, 20th Century Studios, [1951] - In fine condition. Silver gelatin print (196 x 155 mm) showing Churchill seated half-length in black formal jacket and bow-tie. Mounted, glazed and presented in a wooden frame (430 x 330 mm). Inscribed by Churchill on the mount: "To James Dunn from his friend of many years, Winston S. Churchill". James Dunn (1874–1956) was a Canadian industrialist and financier. He worked with Churchill during the First World War when he helped supply nickel from Norway. He was a man of great wealth and many eccentricities, such as having his shoe laces ironed, and commissioning thirteen different portraits of himself, including one by Salvador Dali. Photographer Florence Vivienne Mellish, known simply as Vivienne, was one of the leading society photographers of the mid 20th century. Her son also found success with society and show-business portraits, moving to Hollywood, and in 1949 marrying Churchill's actress daughter Sarah; "unfortunately Churchill and his wife learned of the marriage, which took place in the United States, from the newspapers, journalists having been speedier with the news than Sarah's own telegram" (Gilbert, Churchill, VIII, p. 496). At first both parents, but particularly Clementine "took it very hard indeed", but later "all was resolved. 'We have made friends with Antony's father and mother,' Clementine wrote to Sarah on December 20 [1949], 'and we had an agreeable luncheon together'". Subsequently Vivienne took Churchill's portrait many times, at her studio, and at Chartwell. More than 200 of her photographs are held in the National Portrait Gallery. With the photographer's stamp, "Vivienne, 20th Century Studios", and 10 Downing Street label dated 25 March 1954 on the verso of the print.

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        The Foundation Trilogy -- Foundation, Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation

      This listing is for the First State, First Printings of the FOUNDATION TRIOLOGY, a set of three fine condition stated first edition books by Asimov. With publication dates of 1951 for FOUNDATION, 1952 for FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE, and 1953 for SECOND FOUNDATION. Published by Gnome Press, New York. A handsome set of this trilogy consisting of fine first state dust jackets, and fine first edition books. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Personnage dans un jardin IV. Original-Farblithographie auf Velin. Signiert, datiert und nummeriert. Exemplar 72/75

      Format (Bildbereich): 36,5 x 58,8 cm. (Blattgröße 50 x 65 cm). Unter Passepartout, Gerahmt in Galerieleiste unter Glas. *Originale Lithographie der Edition Maeght in einer Auflage von 75 numerierten Abzügen. Rechts unten handsigniert in Bleistift und datiert 1951, links unten in Bleistift numeriert "72/75". - Tadellos erhalten.

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        Ansel Adams, struggling with finances and his father's illness, suggests a possible business venture, "We desperately need someone hereabouts to take up the task of encouraging people to purchase original prints and Portfolios...I guess I mean a type of 'creative agent'..."

      San Francisco, California, Aug - Nov 1951. 5.5” X 3.25”,8.5” X 11”,8.5” X 11”. "Archive Consisting of Two Typed Letters Signed, and One Postcard Signed from the period August 1951 – November 1951. (1) Typed Postcard Signed, “Ansel Adams”, August 7, 1951, one page, 5.5” X 3.25”, on printed “Ansel Adams” postcard, San Francisco, California, with unused printed “Ansel Adams” reply envelope. Addressed to “C.P.” [Chappie Packard]. Referring to the Portfolios in a previous letter, Adams writes, “Due to my father’s illness and other pressing matters it would be very helpful if you could pick the Portfolios up here…I suggest you call for them within this week; we do not know what will occur, and I may have to leave on a trip…” Adams’ mother had died March 22, 1950 with both Adams’ father, Charlie [Charles Hitchcock Adams], and Ansel by her side. Adams’ father never recovered from this loss, and died August 9, 1951, just two days after this postcard was written. Adams confessed in a letter to friends that he cried for the first time in his life when his father died. Light soiling and the usual folds; else fine condition. (2) Typed Letter Signed, “Ansel Adams”, November 5, 1951, one page, 8.5” X 11”, on printed “Ansel Adams Photography” stationery, San Francisco, California, with mailing envelope. Addressed to “Chappie Packard.” Adams thanks Packard for selling the Portfolios, “I am delighted that you had the display of the Two Portfolios, and am naturally much pleased that you disposed of them. / I regret that I did not take the numbers of the Portfolios – I should have these for my records – and the names of the purchasers as well – if possible and convenient for you to obtain them for me.” Adams tells Packard of an upcoming housewarming he will be invited to at his renovated “studio-residence."" “…I would take great pleasure is [sic] having you come over and see all the prints I have available. Unfortunately, my printing has suffered – in quantity especially – over the past several years, and I do not have too much to show. Most of my best work just was shipped off to the Art Institute of Chicago for an exhibit opening there November 15th. It then goes on to George Eastman House in Rochester. But I hope to get into the routine of creative printing soon!” Light toning and soiling to envelope, else fine condition with no tears. Letter is in very fine condition. (3) Typed Letter Signed, “Ansel Adams”, November 14, 1951, one page, 8.5” X 11”, on printed “Ansel Adams Photography” stationery, San Francisco, California, with unmatched mailing envelope to “Mr. H.C. Packard”, postdated March 4, 1950. An insightful letter from Ansel Adams as he admits he has difficulty promoting and selling his own work. He invites Chappie Packard to “think about” a relationship where Adams would create prints and photographs and Packard would be the “creative agent” to promote and sell them. In part, “…it seems that if you display prints, and can sell them, that you evidence a very considerable potential for service! And, of course, I infer that you should benefit thereby, too…We desperately need someone hereabouts to take up the task of encouraging people to purchase original prints and Portfolios…it is..the need for a dynamic approach …I guess I mean a type of ‘creative agent’…my bottleneck is entirely within the ‘sales’ (promotional) sphere…I am sure it would be a satisfying and profitable venture. Think about it…” According to author Mary Alinder in her biography of Adams, “Money had always been Ansel’s Achilles’ heel, and he had to scramble for it most of his life.” Light soiling and ragged upped edge to envelope. Typed Letter has the usual folds, else very fine condition. During the Depression, the Farm Security Administration (F.S.A.) hired photographers to document American rural life. In the 1930’s, Dorothea Lange was an F.S.A. photographer and Ansel Adams printed her photographs for her while she was out in the field in order to get feedback before they were sent to Washington, D.C. Chappie Packard worked in the California regional office of the F.S.A. during that time, so this may have been how the relationship between Packard and Adams began"

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        The Caine Mutiny

      New York: Doubleday and Co., 1951 First edition, in the first state dust jacket with "The City Boy" to the rear panel. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in metallic silver, pictorial endpapers illustrated with a map of the Caine's journey from September 1943 - December 1944; in the original pictorial dust jacket, illustrated with a painting by John Hull, lettered in white, yellow and black. A bright copy, with a sturdy spine, only a hint of light wear to the extremities, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with a closed split to the bottom two-thirds of the spine at the front panel, two short losses to the rear panel (not affecting title lettering), a few minor chips to the spine ends, very minor dimming to the spine, some light rubbing to the extremities. Overall, a handsome copy in the first-issue dust jacket, free of any repairs or restorations. The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's best-know novel and the winner of the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Based on the authors' wartime experiences on a minesweeper in the Pacific Theater, it tells the story of the misguidance, resulting mutiny, and tumultuous weather that challenged the U.S.S. Caine and its crew during the later years of World War II. Notably, in 1954, The Caine Mutiny was adapted into a film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart as the contemptable, mutiny-inspiring Captain Phillip Francis Queeg.. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Variationen zu Arthur Honegger 'Der Totentanz'. Dichtung von Paul Claudel. Deutsche Fassung von Hans Reinhart.

      Wien, Linz und München, Gurlitt-Verlag, 1951. - Ca. 54 x 42 cm. 22 Blätter, davon 2 Faksimileblätter des Manuskripts von Reinhart sowie der Partitur Honeggers, mit 7 Original-Lithographien von Alfred Kubin (die 1. signiert). Eines von 80 Exemplaren der unnummerierten Ausgabe (insgesamt 200 Exemplare), die erste Lithographie von Kubin signiert. Raabe 727. "In Gedenken an die Festwochen 1950 und die glanzvolle Premiere Der Totentanz der Stadt Zürich gewidmet von Lilly Christiansen-Agoston ? u. Wolfgang Gurlitt". Ei9nband minimal angestaubt und mit kleinen Randeinrissen. Schönes Exemplar, als Blockbuch gebunden. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        PLATERO. Verso y Prosa. 21 números. (se publicarón 24 núms. a falta de los núms. 1, 2 y 22) + se incorporan : El Parnaso, (antecesor a Platero)nº 17 y 18, agosto y septiembre de 1949. 1 gran folio por núm. mecanografiado por ambas caras (copias del original) + 1 panfleto con la convocatoria de los Premios ¿Platero¿ y ¿Camilo José Cela¿ Cádiz 15 / 4/ 1951 + J. A. Hernández Guerrero.- PLATERO (1948-1954) Historia, antología e índices de una revista gaditana. Cádiz. 1984. 25x20 cm. 234 págs. 3 h. fotografías en b/n.

      - Cádiz. Patrocinado por la delegación Provincial de Educación Nacional / Diputación Provincial de Cádiz. Gráfs. La Voz del Sur / Imp. Rubiales. 1951 / 1954. Publicación mensual. 2ª época. 25x20 cm. s/p. (cubiertas + 12 págs.) 4 portadas diferentes con dibujos de José Pleguezuelo, José Caballero, Francisco Moreno Galván y Rafael Álvarez Ortega. Viñetas de diferentes pintores del momento. Escriben 114 autores en verso y prosa: J. M:ª Pemán / C. Edmundo de Ory / J. Eduardo Cirlot / Adriano del Valle / F. Quiñones / L. F. Vivanco / J. R. Jiménez / Caballero y Bonald / A. Gala Velasco / F. Garfias / Buero Vallejo / Blas de Otero / Carmen Conde / Gabriel Celaya / Aquilino Duque / Vicente Aleixandre / Gerardo Diego / Rafael Alberti / Luis Rosales / José Hierro / Pedro Salinas / C. J. Cela, ect. Ect.En algunos números, pequeños puntos de oxido del papel. Rara en comercio. # revista [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mapas españoles de América. Siglos XV-XVII. [Publicados por el duque de Alba]

      Madrid, Talleres Maestre, Hauser y Menet 1951 - Gran fol. (35 x 50 cm). XV-351 p., y colofón. Encuadernación editorial en carpeta en cartoné, con estuche. Monumental y estimada edición. Constituye sin duda una importante y valiosísima aportación a la cartografía americana. Se reproducen magníficamente 78 mapas, muchos a doble página y en color, con interesante descripción y estimadas notas de colaboradores como Angel Altolaguirre, Abelardo Merino, Vicente Castañeda y Alcover, Julio Guillén y Tato, Académicos de la Historia. Encabeza la obra prólogo del duque de Alba: “.Estos primeros navegantes ibéricos prestaron un servicio sin par a la Cristiandad occidental; ensancharon el horizonte, y por ende, las posibilidades de dominio de la sociedad hasta que llegó ésta a abarcar todas las tierras habitables y todos los mares navegables del globo.” Son, como indica el índice, 78 los mapas reproducidos. Los encabeza un bosquejo N.O. de la Isla la Española trazado por el propio Colón en lo que parece un apunte rápido del navegante, y que se conserva en la colección Alba. Tirada de 312 ejemplares en papel de hilo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Guy de Maupassant et son mal

      2 vol. de I : 32 pp., 1 pl. Lyon, Editions de la Guillotière, Albums du crocodile, 1951, in-8, 2 vol. de I : 32 pp, 1 pl. h.t et II : (6) de 33 pp. à 58 pp, 11 pl. h.t (feuillets publicitaires intercalés dans le texte), agrafé, couverture orange imprimée, Première édition de cette intéressante étude sur les pathologies de Maupassant, en particulier sa syphilis par le médecin et dermato-vénérologue Jean Lacassagne (1886-1960). Comme Lacassagne le précise dans l'introduction de son ouvrage : "la vie pathologique de Guy de Maupassant, sa fin prématurée et lamentable dans une maison de fous ont suscité, au cours des quinze premières années de ce siècle, un série de publications", mais peu de ces publications ne s'intéressaient jusqu'à présent de manière "satisfaisante" à la syphilis, maladie qui le tua indirectement : Maupassant décède d'une paralysie générale, lie à la syphilis, qu'il avait contracté seize ans plus tôt.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      1951. Gallimard, Paris 1951, 25,5x32cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1951, 25,5x32cm, broché. - Prima edizione, un numerate 1300 copie su pergamena speciale. Libro illustrato con 64 disegni di Henri Michaux. La nostra copia è arricchita con una lettera dattiloscritto Henri Michaux ha firmato in cui si rivela la sua corrispondente che "i testi sono pensati per essere letti pure. Ogni casa, solo nella sua stanza di comunicazione più ampia non dovrebbero, o di una presenza collettiva. " Inoltre alleghiamo una partita di due lettere circa lo sviluppo di uno spettacolo dedicato al progetto di Henri Michaux per il quale ha risposto negativamente. Bella copia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 1300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin spécial. Ouvrage illustré de 64 dessins d'Henri Michaux. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre tapuscrite d'Henri Michaux qu'il a signée et dans laquelle il révèle à son correspondant que "ses textes sont faits pour être lus ainsi : chacun chez soi, seul dans sa chambre. Une communication élargie ne leur convient pas, ni une présence collective." Nous joignons également une correspondance de deux lettres à propos de l'élaboration d'un projet de spectacle consacré à Henri Michaux pour laquelle il a donc répondu défavorablement.  Agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Editorial Millá. - Barcelona. 1951-1954. 25X18. Talleres Gráficos de La Ibérica. Rústica. 3 Vol. XXII+545p. IX+525p. 5h+630p. Ilustraciones y fotografies. Obra maestra de los artistas catalanes. Muy valorado. Primera Edición. Ref A-50 Biblioteca PMI. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Bestie del 900. Con tavole incise in nero e a colori di Mino Maccari

      Vallecchi, 1951. 4to (cm. 26), 164(8) pp. Con 16 incisioni in nero su linoleum n.t. e 30 tavv. f.t. con incisioni a colori su linoleum. Legatura editoriale in mz. tela fig. con sovraccoperta a colori. Perfetto esemplare salvo minuscola mancanza al piede del ds. della sovrac. Edizione originale di questa celebre opera satirica che, nell’occasione, si avvalse di un grande artista del ‘900 come Mino Maccari. Conservato all’interno il foglietto editoriale.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Ergebnisse der Auktionen in Deutschland, den Niederlanden, Österreich und der Schweiz. Bd. 1 (1950) bis 4 (1953), 7 (1956) bis 9 (1958) und 11 (1960) bis Bd. 40 (1989) sowie Register zu Bd. 11-20; insgesamt 38 Bde.

      Hamburg bzw Stuttgart Hauswedell (-1990) 1951 - Bd. 1-9 in-8 mit je ca. 300-450 pp, Bd. 10-40 gr-8 mit je ca. 450-1000 pp; goldgepr. OLn.; Rücken teilweise aufgehellt, Schnitt meist etwas angestaubt oder fleckig, einige wenige Bände mit stärkeren Einbandmängeln. Umfangreiche Folge des bewährten Handbuchs, das seit Bd. 41 auch in digitalisierter Form erscheint. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Essai sur l'acupuncture chinoise

      X, 358pp., 11pl. Paris, D. Wapler, 1951, in-4, X, 358pp, 11pl, broché, PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage très intéressant préfacé par George Soulié de Morant. 11 planches dépliantes h.t. en couleur représentant les méridiens et les points "chinois" à piquer.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Autograph dedication signed. In: E. S.: Was ist Leben? Die lebende Zelle mit den Augen des Physikers betrachtet". 2nd edition.

      Bern, A. Francke, 1951. - 131 pp. . Contemp. cloth. 8vo. (= Sammlung Dalp, vol. 1). - Dedicated to the Austrian writer Franz Theodor Csokor in 1956. - Slightly browned due to paper; original wrapper somewhat spotty and with some damage to edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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