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        Requiem for a Nun.

      New York: Random House, 1951 - Octavo. Original half black cloth, marbled paper boards, titles to spine gilt, blue endpapers. With the original acetate dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded; an excellent, fresh copy. First edition, signed limited issue, one of 750 copies, this an out-of-series copy, signed by the author and specially bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Green Hills of Earth, The

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1951. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine+. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Knabenchor (Halle/S.). Holzschnitt.

       1951. Signiert. Im Stock monogrammiert. Prägnanter Druck auf vollrandigem Ingres-Bütten 49,5 x 26,5 cm. Papier: 61,5 x 38,5cm Söhn 467 b (von b). Edition der Griffelkunst-Vereinigung Hamburg. Kleine Auflage auf Ingres-Bütten. Das Blatt ist auch unter dem Titel \"Singende Knaben\" bekannt. - Nachdem Felixmüller sein Musikstudium aufgegeben hatte, begann er im Herbst 1912 ein Studium an der Kunstakademie in Dresden. Seine grafischen Techniken Holzschnitt, Kupfer- und Stahlstich sowie Radierung eignete sich Felixmüller autodidaktisch an. Nach kurzem Kriegsdienst und sowjetischer Gefangenschaft wurde Felixmüller 1949 zum Professor an der Pädagogischen Fakultät der Universität Halle berufen und lehrte dort bis zu seiner Emeritierung 1961. - Schwache Flecken im druckenden Bereich. Untere rechten Ecke mit schwacher Knickspur, an der oberen Blattkante mit kleiner Stauchspur. Insgesamt minimal gebräunt. Singende Knaben, Knabenchor, Halle an der Saale, Musik,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Obras completas de Jacinto Benavente

      Aguilar 1951-1956, Madrid - 11 v., 15 x 11 cm Con una nota preliminar del autor en el tomo I Español

      [Bookseller: LIBRERÍA SOLAR DEL BRUTO]
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        Mr. Apple's Family

      Published in Oxford for Basil Blackwell & Mott Ltd., by the Compton Printing Works, London []. 1951. - First UK edition hard back binding in publisher's original white cloth covers, green title and author lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 9'' x 5½''. Contains [x] 118 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. As Mr. Apple's family grows, he moves his lovely wife and all the little Apple children from a cramped city apartment to a wonderful farm in the country. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with two small rust spots to the top front cover, old dry damp mark to the rear fore edge, price clipped with the remains of 7s (of 7s 6d). Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. CHILDREN'S & JUVENILE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES ORAISONS AMOUREUSES Illustrées d'eaux-fortes en couleurs de Jean-Gabriel DOMERGUE

      1951 - Paris Collection du Lierre S.P.E.L. 1951 1 vol. in-4 (23 5x28 5) en feuilles sous couverture rempliée illustrée sous chemise et étui lie-de-vin pièce de titre maroquin 10 eaux-fortes en couleurs hors-texte de Jean-Gabriel DOMERGUE tirage limité à 380 exemplaires sur vélin Ribes (n°282) Magnifique Exemplaire ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: NADINE LIVRES]
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        L' annonce faite à Marie *

      NRF, (Paris) 1951. - En feuilles 41 x 30, couverture imprimée rempliée, double emboîtage bordé, titre au dos (passé). L'un des 160 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil à la forme de Lana. 45 burins gravés de Pierre-Yves Trémois, tirés par Lacourière. Considéré comme le chef-d'oeuvre de l'auteur, ce mystère en quatre actes, imprimé en deux couleurs dans une grandiose mise en scène, est copieusement ymagé.

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        Accent & Hazard

      Paris : printed by Jacques Murray at the Stramur-presse, 1951. Small folio, colour printed paper portfolio in original card slipcase housing ten sections containing Kershaw's poems, etched from the manuscript by Murray, illustrated by eight large full page, double page or folding etchings and aquatints by David Strachan complemented by numerous vignette and title etchings by the artist, occasional foxing to margins. Limited to fifty copies signed by the author, artist and printer, plus fifteen hors commercecopies. A magnificent and rare book in the true French livre d'artiste manner, by Australian expatriates, artist David Strachan and poet Alister Kershaw. Kershaw was an active member of the Angry Penguins circle in Melbourne. The nameStramur-presse is a play on the names Strachan and Murray.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        The Sea Around Us

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed. First edition, first printing, first state with dull, matte finish paper covered boards, dated 1951; one of roughly 100 copies in the first state, which were sent to reviewers. Signed by Rachel L. Carson on the title page, inscribed to previous owner, "To Doris Thompson - Who sells the right kind of books! Rachel L. Carson." Title page is also heavily foxed, with a small smudge to Carson's signature. Very Good, with rubbing at edges. In a Good, later state dust jacket, which is price clipped on the bottom corner of the front flap, with two bars at the top of the front flap and two reviews at the bottom.The jacket is a bit tattered, shows chips to the head and a large tear and associated creasing to the bottom edges of the front and rear panels. Scarce signed and in the first state binding. Housed in a custom folding case.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      Doubleday, New York 1951 - 222 Pp. Grey Blue Cloth Stamped In Green. Stated First Edition; Preceding The British Edition And With Textual Differences. Book Is Bright, Clean, No Marks, Tight, No Fraying, No Wear. Triangular Green Armorial Bookplate Of Sf And Non-Fiction Writer L. Sprague De Camp, On Front Pastedown Mostly Under Front Flap, With Later Signature Of A Fan Dated October 1955. Dj Not Price Clipped, Clean, Lightly Rubbed At Corners, Slight Fading To Blues On Spine Panel, Closed 1/2" Tear And Closed 3/8" Tear At Top Of Rear Panel, Would Still Be Near Fine Except For A Triangular Chip In Lower Center Of Spine, 3/8" Wide And 5/8" Long, Possibly From Removal Of A Label. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      London: Little, Brown, 1951. A first edition, first printing published by Little, Brown in 1951. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards lightly rubbed and worn but the gilt along the spine is strong. Lower right corner of the book and text block bumped which has caused creasing to the corners of the pages. The dust wrapper has shelf-wear present with chipping to the extremities. Dust wrapper is unclipped showing $3.00 to the top of the front flap. The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. A controversial novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel's protagonist Holden Caulfield has become an icon for teenage rebellion. Rare

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      New York: Doubleday, 1951. First Edition (stated). Grey Cloth. Fine Book/Very Good + DJ. Association Copy [not signed]. 222 Pp. Grey Blue Cloth Stamped In Green. Stated First Edition; Preceding The British Edition And With Textual Differences. Book Is Bright, Clean, No Marks, Tight, No Fraying, No Wear. Triangular Green Armorial Bookplate Of Sf And Non-Fiction Writer L. Sprague De Camp, On Front Pastedown Mostly Under Front Flap, With Later Signature Of A Fan Dated October 1955. Dj Not Price Clipped, Clean, Lightly Rubbed At Corners, Slight Fading To Blues On Spine Panel, Closed 1/2" Tear And Closed 3/8" Tear At Top Of Rear Panel, Would Still Be Near Fine Except For A Triangular Chip In Lower Center Of Spine, 3/8" Wide And 5/8" Long, Possibly From Removal Of A Label.

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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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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, , 1951. Octavo. Original half black cloth, marbled paper boards, titles to spine gilt, blue endpapers. With the original acetate dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded; an excellent, fresh copy. First edition, signed limited issue, one of 750 copies, this an out-of-series copy, signed by the author and specially bound.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Way Some People Die

      Knopf, NY 1951 - THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DIE by John Ross Macdonald- Knopf 1951 HC 1st ed SIGNED. VG condition slight roll on spine NO DJ minor shelfwear on bottom [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Happy Heroes]
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        At Swim-Two-Birds

      New York: Pantheon, 1951. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Printing ("First published 1939" on copyright page, but actually 1951). 8vo: 316pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth spine lettered in yellow, yellow paper-covered boards titled in black, yellow typographic dust jacket printed in black and priced $3.00. Absolutely Fine, square, tight and bright (probably unread); Fine jacket slightly toned to flap folds. An absolutely exemplary example. The true first edition, published by Longmans in 1939, is a legendary rarity, though Graham Greene, comparing At Swim both to Tristram Shandy and Ulysses, had the text in mind when he called it "a book in a thousand." Burgess 99, p. 27. O'Nolan's first novel concerns a "student who is writing a novel about an author, also writing a novel, whose characters begin to write about him. The frame for At Swim's many narratives is an autobiographical portrait of the artist as a young student in 1930s Dublin. Like James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus [Joyce said At Swim contains 'the true comic spirit'], the student is fond of expounding his literary theories and puts them into practice in the manuscript he is composing. This manuscript forms the greater part of At Swim, but it is regularly interrupted by the student's 'biographical reminiscences' (and other digressions). . . . The result is a farrago of literary styles . . . The rationale behind this curious structure is impeccably modern (if not exactly modernist). While still in university, O'Nolan had collaborated with some friends on what they called a 'ready-made' novel, Children of Destiny. It was to be a novel produced by assembly-line, each contributor taking a chapter and filling it to the utmost with the fictional clichés that would guarantee a best-seller. Children of Destiny was never completed and did not survive, but At Swim-Two-Birds certainly inherited its cut-and-paste philosophy." (Literary Encyclopedia) "At Swim-Two-Birds is probably a masterpiece. . . . It is a very Irish book and very funny. But it still awaits the popularity it deserves." (Burgess) 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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        End of the Affair, The

      London: William Heinemann, 1951. First Impression. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First Issue, without the divisional numeral (and thus chapter division) of Book 2, VIII. 8vo: [6],237,[1]pp. Publisher's grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, biege end papers, grey and white price-clipped typographic dust jacket. About Fine (mild lightening to spine); about Fine jacket (several miniscule closed tears). A most attractive copy. Wobbe A27a. In the introduction to this novel in Introductions to Three Novels, Greene reminds the reader that The End of the Affair was one of his first attempts to use the first person. He also reports that Great Expectations and The Good Soldier were deeply influential in the novel's development. "From a technical standpoint, [The End of the Affair] is a masterful blend of diary entries, letters, and shifting viewpoints, yet from a religious standpoint, it is the most spiritually challenging record of obsessive jealousy and hate that Greene ever produced . . . The fourth of Greene's explicitly Catholic novels, [it] in fact concerns a love triangle. It is also a kind of detective story, in which the mysterious third party, of whom Bendrix is so jealous, proves to be spiritual. Greene dedicated the novel to 'C.' [Lady Catherine Walston], with whom he was then having an affair." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL: SIMPLIFIED, FASTER DIANETIC TECHNIQUES

      Wichita, Kansas: The Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, 1951. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding/Fair dust jacket. The first trade edition, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page.. Typed slip on the front endpaper: "This book should contain two charts eight inches by twenty-four inches in length. If these charts are not in back of the book, please see your bookseller." The two original charts are present, as well as what appears to be two old photostats of the chart. Previous owner name stamped in green ink on the yellow pastedown, as appears to be usual. There is some old tape residue. The dustjacket is present, with tape repairs and loss. Most uncommon. Very Good binding / Fair dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Drawing for Gekkan KYO^TO Magazine

      1951. ONCHI Koshiro. Drawing for Gekkan KYOTO Magazine. An original drawing and magazine printer's proof page, tipped onto a single sheet, 27.4 x 19.2 cm., along with a xerox of the illustration and article as printed in the magazine in 1951. The article was entitled HAHA NO TERYORI [MOM'S HOME COOKING] and the illustration is of a homely meal of tofu, herbs and a chawanmushi, with Onchi's calligraphed caption. As is evident from the proof and the printed article, it was all quite faithfully reproduced. Charming and effecting evocation of a warmly remembered distant past, long before the war and the privations all around. A very nice and contextualized presentation.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Exploration Of Space (First American Edition, Signed By Arthur C Clarke)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1951. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 1st Printing Xiii,199 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. First American Edition, "First Edition" Stated On Copyright Page. Signed By Clarke On The Title Page. Near Fine, Very Clean And Bright, Gilt Brilliant, Slight Rubbing At Corners. Very Faint Dampstain 1/2" Deep At Foredges Of Pastedowns And Free Endpapers, And 1/4" Deep At Top Half Of Foredge Of Blank Side Of Frontispiece. No Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        A Question of Upbringing;

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1951. [Together with] Signed typeset letter from Powell. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. [Together with] Typeset letter on Powell's letterhead paper in the envelope. Spine gently rolled, top edge lightly dust toned, a very good, bright copy in the jacket with faded spine, short closed tears to foot of front panel, foot of spine, and head of rear panel, nicks to extremities. First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Osbert and Karen, from Tony, with renewed love, December 1961". The recipients are believed to be Osbert and Karen Lancaster. Osbert Lancaster and Powell were friends from their time at Oxford; Lancaster designed a number of paperback covers for Powell's books, including the cover of Penguin's paperback edition of this work, published in 1962. This is Powell's first novel in his series Dance to the Music of Time. The letter, sent to Miss Audrey Watson, dated 17 May 1973, reads, "Dear Miss Watson, In reply to your letter, I am afraid I have had to make it a rule not to do as you request. I hope you will not think this ungracious. Yours sincerely, Anthony Powell". Powell has corrected his typed mistakes in two places.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les deux étendards

      first edition, one of the 105 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, drawing of head. Pleasant copy. Gallimard Paris 1951 14,5x22,5cm 2 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen & Co., 1951. The "One Hundredth Edition" of "Wind in the Willows" [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. Introduction by A.A. Milne. London: Methuen & Co., [1951]. "One hundredth edition." Limited to 500 numbered copies (of which this is number 361), printed on handmade paper. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches; 298 x 235 mm.). [2, blank], xii, 178 pp. Twelve mounted color plates (including frontispiece), twelve black and white vignette chapter headings, and three other black and white drawings. Internally fine and fresh. Publisher's full white calf, smooth spine lettered in gilt. Small repaired split at foot of spine, neat ink inscription dated 1952 on front free end-paper. A very good copy. "This book was first issued on October 8th, 1908, since when it has been reprinted in a variety of editions, illustrated and unillustrated, 99 times. This one hundredth edition, published in 1951, is printed on handmade paper and is limited to 500 copies" (p. [iv]). Published originally by The Limited Editions Club in 1940 with sixteen color illustrations only, but not published in England until 1950 by Methuen. This is the first deluxe edition to have the twelve black and white vignette chapter headings, and the three other black and white drawings. "The book is a gentle delight, presenting illustrations which in no way fight with the more famous imaginative world created by Shepherd, although if Shepherd had not preceded him, then Rackham might have anthropomorphized his creatures even more. Several of the plates are delightful: The 'Golden Day when the three heroes walked by the Caravan, Mole leading a happy horse', (color-plate opposite page 18) and the placid Rat handing a hamper to put into a boat (color-plate opposite page 6), a plate famous among Rackham lovers because it was the boat for which Rackham forgot to draw the oars, an omission which some see as significant in view of the artist's imminent death. Perhaps the most interesting picture is the color-plate opposite page 98, which depicts the egocentric toad levelled to the drab clothes of a no-pocket washer woman, hopping about permissively, totally unequipped for the real contest. In the real world of people, like all egoists, animal or human, he is alien, and it is a typical piece of Rackhamerie that we should see two children laughing at the glum toad, not because he is a toad, but because he is obviously pretending to be something else". (Gettings, Arthur Rackham. pp 168-169). Riall, p. 200.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        LOS INTERESES CREADOS. Comedia de Polichinelas, en dos actos, tres cuadros y un prólogo. Aguafuertes de Irene C. Astort. Edición numerada de 350 ejemplares, estampados en papel hilo

      - Barcelona, Hora Luen, 1951, 28,5x23 cm., en plena piel con lomo cuajado, ruedas doradas en los planos, cantos y ceja; corte superior dorado y guardas de seda, 156 págs.+ 5 h.+11 Aguafuertes (uno de ellos coloreado a mano)

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        Second Stage Lensmen

      Reading: Fantasy Press, 1951. First Edition [stated]. Blue Cloth. Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. Illustrations By Ric Binkley. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 308 Pp. First Issue (Blue Cloth, Gilt Lettering). #323 Of 500 Signed, Numbered Copies Of A Total Issue Of 4934 Copies. A Fine Book, No Wear Or Bumping At All. This Copy Also Inscribed By Smith, And Then Re-Inscribed To Another Fan Canceling The Earlier Inscription And Signed Again By Smith. The Book Was Enclosed In Heavy Plastic Wrap Protecting The Dust Jacket And Boards [Hence No Wear At All], But Tape Across The Folds Of The Protector Has Left Two 2 1/2" X 1/2" Offset Marks On The Free Endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        ABC GUOVTI VUOSTAS SKUV'LAJAKKÁI / ABC FOR DE TO FÖRSTE SKOLEÅR

      Bok. First Edition of a lovely pictorial bilingual Sami [Northern Sami]-Norwegian ABC-book in Sami environment for Sami children in elementery classes, the very first of its kind. Close to perfect condition. Kirke- og undervisningsdepartementet, Oslo/Johan Grundt Tanum, 1951. 1st Edition. 160 pp. Lavishly illustrated in wonderful colours and b/w. Hardcover. 8:o. 225x175x15 mm. 490 g. /---/ Originalupplaga av en samisk [nordsamisk] och norsk ABC-bok för samiska barn i de två första årskurserna i skolan. Texter och teckningar åskådliggör de samiska barnens etniska livsmiljö. Näst intill perfekt skick - ytterst marginellt, knappt synliga, hyllnötta pärmkanter på smärre partier; en insida med ett något synligt tumavtryck; en insida med ett mindre pappersveck längst ut i kanten av ett hörn; utan anmärkningar i övrigt. Kirke- og undervisningsdepartementet, Oslo/Johan Grundt Tanum, 1951. 1.upplagan. 160 s. Mycket rikt illustrerad med teckningar i härlig gammeldags kolorit och sv/v. Inbundet klotryggsband med färgtryckt omslagsbild av en stor ren (härk) med ståtliga stånghorn, fjäll, kåtor, hus och skola i snölandskap. 8:o. 225x175x15 mm. 490 g. Stämpel "Skaidi gjestgiveri" samt handskrivet datum "7/7-1954" på främre pärms insida. Skaidi ligger i nordnorska Kvalsund, Finnmark fylke.

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        THE LONG WAIT

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1951. First edition. A very good plus copy, in a very good dust jacket, light vertical crease to spine panel, some mild fraying to head of spine panel, a little black staining from old style asphaltic dust jacket protecter at spine ends. Overall still an attractive copy. (10932). Octavo, boards. The author's sixth mystery novel. Filmed in 1954 with Anthony Quinn and Charles Coburn.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Day of the Triffids

      London: Michael Joseph, 1951. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A first edition, first printing published by Michael Joseph in 1951. A very good+ copy with no inscriptions, marks or stamps in a wrapper which has benefitted from some light archival restoration to the spine and corners. Some soiling to the rear panel, but the wrapper is not price clipped showing 10s 6d. A landmark twentieth century novel and very scarce.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        ALL STAR WESTERN #58 1951-DC-1ST ISSUE-1ST TRIGGER TWINS-1ST STRONG BOW-vf-

      DC 1951 - -First issue -First appearance of The Trigger Twins, Strong bow and Don Caballero -Super nice tight flat copy. Small nick out of top back cover. Otherwise this one is in the NM- range. Condition: VF-

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Collected Poems

      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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        DREADFUL SANCTUARY

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1951.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 350 numbered copies signed by Russell, this is number 84, inscribed to Edward Flower. Just a hint of tanning to endpapers, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#153653)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Social Choice and Individual Values

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and London: Chapman & Hall, Limited,, 1951. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and upper cover lettered gilt, with a supplied dust jacket. Ownership stamp of the Nobel prize-winning economist Richard Stone to front free endpaper. Spine lightly faded at extremities; dust jacket with vertical fractures along spine, professionally reinforced with Japanese tissue, small chip to head of rear panel, evidence of library sticker to spine; a very good copy. First edition of Arrow's brilliant doctoral thesis, published as number 12 in the series of Cowles Commission Monographs. "Employing the notational system of symbolic logic, at the time unfamiliar to economists, Arrow proposed to solve a question in politics which no economist and few political scientists had ever posed: suppose all individuals can rank all states of the world in order of preference, is it possible to find a voting rule that will always select one of those states as 'most preferred'?

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        A unique collection of some first editions and other published works, alltogether about 105 titles

      Quarto. Different bindings, cloth bound, soft cover etc. Mostly good, pencil owner mark on fly front, some annotations in pencil on the last page. Books in Russian, English and other languages. Due to our computer system we are unfortunately not able to list the Russian titles. Please contact us for the complete list, as well as for the shipping costs. Deliveries in Germany cost EUR 50,- Europe: EUR and international destinations EUR 280, - SHORT LIST OF THE ENGLISH TITLES Speak, Memory. Original title: Conclusive Evidence. New York, The Universal Library, Grosset & Dunlap, 1951. 240 pp. Softcover. Bend Sinister. London, Weidenfeld, 2nd impression,1960. 212 pp. Hardcover.The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. A novel. London, Weidenfeld,1960. 192 pp. Hardcover. Nabokov's Dozen. Thirteen Stories. London, Penguin, 1960. 160 pp. Softcover. Pnin. London, Penguin Books, 1960. 160 pp. Softcover.The song of Igor's campaign. An epic of the Twelfth Century. Translated from Old Russian by Vladimir Nabokov. London, Weidenfeld, 1961. 136 pp. With the errata note. Hardcover.Nikolai Gogol. New York, New Directions, revised edition 1961. 172 pp, 5 pp. nn pages. Softcover, paperbook. Pale Fire. London, Weidenfeld, 2nd impression, 1962. 316 pp, 2 nn. pages. Hardcover Invitation to a beheading. London, Penguin, 1963. 192 pp. Softcover, paperback. First published in Berlin, 1935. Eugene Onegin. A novel in verse by Aleksandr Pushkin. Translated from the Russian, with a commentary by V. Nabokov. 4vols. Princeton Univ Press, Bollingen series LXXII, 1964.. 345 540 383, 109 pp + faksmile. Softcover. The Defense. New York, Popular Library, 1965. 254 pp. pocketbook. Originally appeared in the New Yorker.The Eye. New York, Phaedra, 1965. 114 pp., 1nn page. Hardcover. The binding slightly stained. The Gift. New Yorker, Panther, 1966. 334 pp. Softcover. First published, 1963.Despair. London, Weidenfeld, 1966. 222 pp. Hardcover. - Last page browned.The Waltz Invention. A play in three acts. New York, Phaedra, 1966. 112 pp. Hardcover. Speak Memory. An autobiography revisited by V.N. Revised edition first published in GB in 1967. London, Weidenfeld, 1967. 316 pp. Hardcover . Originally published under the title Conclusive Evidence, copyright 1944.King Queen Knave. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov in collaboration with the author. London, Weidenfeld. 1968. 272 pp, Blue Hardcover Nabokov's congeries. Selected with a critical introdruction by Page Stegner. New York, Viking Press, 1968. 536 pp. Hardcover ADA or ardour: A family chronicle. 2nd impression. New York, McGraw Hill, 1969.589 pp. Hardcover.Mary. A Novel. New York & al., McGraw Hill, 1970. 114 pp, Hardcover The Annotated Lolita. Edited, with preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr. New York, McGraw Hill, 1970. LXXVI, 441 pp. Hardcover. Criticism, reminiscences, translations and tributes. Edited by Alfred Appel Jr. and Charles Newman. Evanston, Northwestern University Press, 1970. 372 pp. With the supplementary notes. Hardcover. Three Russian Poets. Selections from Pushkin, Lermontov and Tyutchev. In new translations. Norfolk, The Poets of the Year. Reprint about 1970 of the edition 1944. 40 pp. Hardcover. A Hero of our Time, a novel by Mihal Lermontov. Translated by Vladimir Nabokov in collaboration with Dmitri Nabokov. New York, Doubleday Anchor, ca 1970, 210 pp. Softcover. Poems and Problems. New York & al., McGraw Hill, 1970. 218 pp, Hardcover Glory. New York & al., McGraw Hill, 1971. 262 pp, Hardcover Transparent Things. A novel. New York, McGraw Hill, 1972. 104 pp. Hardcover. Strong Opinions. New York et al., McGraw Hill, 1973. 336 pp. Hardcover. A Russian Beauty and other stories. New York, McGraw Hill, 1973. 268 pp. Hardcover. Lolita a screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov. New York, McGraw Hill, 1974. XIII, 213 pp. Hardcover Look at the Harlequins. London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1974. 253 pp. Hardcover. Tyrants destroyed and other stories. New York & al. McGraw Hill, 1975. 238 pp. Hardcover without DJ. Details of a Sunset and other stories. New York & al. McGraw Hill, 1976. 180 pp. Hardcover without DJ. Bodenstein, Jürgen. The Excitement of Verbal Adventure. A study of Vladimir Nabokov's English Prose. 2 volumes. Heidelberg, private print, 1977. 458 pp. (volume I), about 220 nn pages (volume II). = dissertation Blue Evenings in Berlin. Nabokov's Short Stories of the 1920s. Edited by Marina Turkevich Naumann. New York, NY University Press, 1978. XVI, 254 pp. Hardcover. The Nabokov-Wilson Letters. Correspondance between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson, 1940-1971. Edited, Annotated and with an Introdcutory Essay by Simon Karlinsky. New York, Harper, 1979. 346 pp. Hardcover. Lectures on Russian Literature. Edited by Fredson Bowers. Introduction by John Updike .New York et al. , Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. XXVII, 385 pp. Hardcover Aleksandr Pushkin. Eugene Onegin. A novel in verse. Translated from the Russian, with a commentary by V. Nabokov. 2 vols. Princeton Univ Press, Bollingen series LXXII, 1981. 334 547 383, 109 pp. Softcover. Lectures on Russian Literature. Edited with an introduction by Fredson Bowers. New York et al. , Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981. XX, 324 pp., 4 nn pages. Hardcover Lectures on Don Quixote. Edited by Fredson Bowers. Introduction by Guy Davenport. New York et al. , Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983. XX, 220pp. Hardcover. The Man from the USSR and Other Plays. With two essays on the drama. Introductions and translations by Dmitri Nabokov. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984. 342 pp. Hardcover. The Enchanter. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. New York, Vintage international, 1991. 109 pp, 2 nn pp. Softcover. Collected Stories. London, Penguin, 1997. 664 pp., 2 nn. pages. Softcover. First published in the USA by Alfred Knopf, 1995.Vladimir Nabokov. Selected letters. 1940-1977. Edited by Dmitri Nabokov and Matthew J. Bruccoli. Orlando, Harcourt et al., 1989. XXVI, 582 pp. Hardcover. Pencil notes on last pages, index of recipients. Former library copy. Boyd, Brian. Vladimir Nabokov. The Russian Years. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1990. 523 525-783 pp The American Years. XIV, 663pp. loose in 3 files. Pre printed unbound copy, This has never been and official or authorized biography.Dmitri Nabokov tried repeatedly to square Boyds need for information. Nabokov's Butterflies. Unpublished and uncollected writings. New translations from the Russian by Dmitri Nabokov. Edited and annotated by Brian Boyd and Robert Michael Pyle. London, Allen Lane / The Penguin Press, 2000. 783 pp. Softcover. The Originals of Laura. (Dying is fun). Edited by Dmitri Nabokov. New York, Knopf 2009. 278 pp.Hardcover. Letters to Vera. Translated and edited by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd.London, Penguin Classics, 2014. LXI, 798 pp. Hardcover. Secondary literature: Nabokov. L'Arc revue trisemestrielle. 7th year. Aix-en-Provence. Printemps 1964. 100 pp. Softcover. Cover photo by Horst Tappe, 6 photographical black/white cut bookcovers enclosed. Stegner, Page. Escape into Aesthetics: The Art of Vladimir Nabokov. New York, Dial Press, 1966. XII,161 pp. Hardcover. Dembo, L.S. Nabokov The man and his work. The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1967. X, 282 pp. Softcover.Field, Andrew. Nabokov. His Life in Art. A critical narrative. Boston, Little Brown, 1967. 397 pp. Hardcover.Proffer, Carl. R. Keys to Lolita. London, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1968. 160 pp. Hardcover. Moynahan, Julian. Vladimir Nabokov. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1971. 48 pp. Softcover. Field, Andrew. Nabokov. A Bibliography. New York et al., McGrawHill, 1973. XXIV, 250 pp. Hardcover.- Broken hinge. Mason, Bobbie Ann. Nabokov's Garden. A guide to ADA. Ann Arbor, Ardis, 1974. 196 pp. Softcover. Proffer, Carl R. A book of Things about Vladimir Nabokov. Ann Arbor, Ardis, 1974. 305 pp. Softcover. Grabes, Herbert. Erfundene Biographien. Vladimir Nabokovs englische Romane. Tübingen, Niemeyer, 1975. 130 pp. Softcover. Quenell,Peter. Vladimir Nabokov. A tribute. His life, his work, his world. New York, Morrow, 1980, 140pp. Hardcover. Pifer, Ellen. Nabokov and the novel. Cambride Mass., Harvard, 1980. 198 pp. Hardcover Davydov. Sergej. Teksty Matreski Vladimira Nabokova. München, Sagner, 1982. 252 pp. 1nn page. Softcover.Field, Andrew. VN. The life and art of Vladimir Nabokov. London, Macdonald Queen Anne Press, 1987. 418 pp. Hardcover. First English edition, 1986 in the US published.Hüllen, Christopher. Der Tod im Werk Vladimir Nabokovs Terra Incognita. München, Saur, 1990. 254 pp. Softcover. , Dissertation, Köln.?. ?. ???????. PRO ET CONTRA. ????????: ?. ?. ???????. ?????????. ???????? ? ????????? ????????? ????????. 2 volumes.Izd. Russk. Christ. Human. Inst. St. Peterburg, 1997. 976 pp., 1060 pp. Hardcover.Lüdtke, Martin und Delf Schmidt. (Hrsg.)Vladimir Nabokov. Literaturmagazin No. 40. Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1997. 204 pp. Softcover. - Diverse contributions, with a rediscovered tale. Reich-Ranicki, Marcel. Vladimir Nabokov. Aufsätze. Frankfurt, Fischer, 1998. 140, 2 nn. pp. Softcover.Rippl, Daniela. Vladimir Nabokov. Sein Leben in Bildern und Texten. Berlin, Alexander Fest Verlag,1998. 208 pp. Hardcover. Maar, Michael. Warum Nabokov Harry Potter gemocht hätte. Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2002. 185 pp. Hardcover.Boyd, Brian. Stalking Nabokov. Selected Essays. New York, Columbia University Press, 2011. XVI, 452 pages. Hardcover. The Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter / The Nabokovian. Editor Stephen Jan Parker, / University of Kansas Vladimir Nabokov Society. Number 1 Fall 1978 until Number 37, Fall 1996, 37 numbers, complete.

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        Southern Cross. A Novel of the South Seas. With a Review of Stories in Pictures from Earliest Times.

      Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1951. Undetermined. very good. 1st edition. 255pp. Square duodecimo, bound in original black boards with red cloth spine lettered in gilt, and silhouette red decoration to the front cover. Inscribed by Laurence Hyde in blue ink on the ffep to Evelyn Stefansson - wife of Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson and an author, lecturer, patron of the arts, philanthropist and psychotherapist in her own right - with his letter to the same (on a sheet of National Film Board of Canada stationary) laid in. very good An unusual association copy of this classic wordless woodcut novel about an island in the South Pacific. Introduction by Rockwell Kent. 1951

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        THE SANDS OF MARS

      London: Sidgwick and Jackson Limited, [1951]. First edition. Some foxing to top edge, endpapers and prelims, a very good to nearly fine copy in a bright nearly fine dust jacket with some mild shelf wear to corners and spine ends, with a little dust soiling to rear panel. (13924). Octavo, boards. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. The author's second SF book.

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        PRINCE CASPIAN

      Bles 1951 - First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth with silver titles, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Pauline Baynes. A near fine copy, touch of sunning to the top edge, in a very fine dustwrapper which just has a short closed tear to the upper panel and a trace of wear to the head of the spine, but is unusually crisp and bright. Endpapers, colour frontispiece and numerous full page line drawings by Pauline Baynes. The second in the Narnia series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Probleme der Lyrik. Vortrag in der Universität Marburg am 21.August 1951.

      Wiesbaden, Limes Verlag, 1951 - 48 Seiten die Broschur gering berieben, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz von Benn persönlich gewidmet, signiert und datiert (IX/51), mit dieser Schrift wurde Benn erstmals nach 1945 in der deutschen Öffentlichkeit wieder wahrgenommen und bestimmte die Lyrik-Diskussionen für einige Jahre. Gottfried Benn (* 2. Mai 1886 in Mansfeld, Brandenburg - + 7. Juli 1956 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, berühmter Dichter und Essayist. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Le diable et le bon dieu

      first edition, one of the eighty copys numbered on the verge of Holland paper, drawing of head. Small restoration at the foot of the back, if not very beautiful copy. Paris 1951 12x19cm broché

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