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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little, Brown and Company, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1951. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page. Black cloth boards. First issue dust jacket flaps pasted in. In a book club jacket. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots, age toning at endpaper. Bookseller stamped at the endpaper on the day of publication July 16, 1951. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, sunning at the spine, shelf wear. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        At Procitne Drevorubec

      Praga, Ceskoslovensky Spisovatel 1951 - Ilustraciones de Alberto Beltrán y xilografías de Leopoldo Méndez 47 paginas Firmado por Neruda [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Alpha Iota Chapter of Theta Sigma Phi. Yearbook 1950-1951. [Cover title]: AI: Nineteen Fifty - Nineteen Fifty-one

      Alpha Iota Chapter of Theta Sigma Phi, (Long Beach, California) 1951 - Oblong folio. Measuring 19.5" x 8.25". Plastic spiral bound handpainted and hand-lettered card covers with plastic overlay. Light edgewear, a few of the affixed elements (probably photographs) are lacking, a couple of others have become loose or detached, but otherwise nice and near fine. A completely handmade, well-designed, and very attractive yearbook made for a sorority chapter, in Long Beach, California, probably at Los Angeles-Orange County State College (now California State University, Long Beach). A long introductory poem about the Chapter's activities is signed "R.P.L." which seems to indicate the member Rosemary Leal who is listed elsewhere in the book. Each page has been carefully and artfully handlettered, usually with affixed photographs, invitations to events, clippings, or letters indicating the various activities of the sorority. The yearbook highlights chapter events, both locally and nationally, service activities that the sorority participated in: Red Cross, March of Dimes, Christmas Seals, etc., and many others: bridal showers and engagement parties, dances, fashion shows, excursions, Mother's Day events, a Gold Rush 49ers-theme pledge party, a Lone Ranger and Tonto "mock initiation," Halloween Party, etc.Los Angeles-Orange County State College was founded in 1949, so presumably this would shed some light on the very early days of the institution. Considering the amount of labor that went into the yearbook, it seems likely that this appealing artifact is unique.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Jack Vettriano b.1951 - Limited Edition Signed Silkscreen, Bird on.

      Contemporary - DescriptionJack Vettriano Limited Edition Signed Print no. 81/275, numbered and signed in pencil to margin. On wove. ConditionIn fine condition.BiographyBorn in Fife in 1951, Jack Vettriano emerged from an early working life in the Scottish coalfields to become one of Britain's best known contemporary artists; he is entirely self taught. His work first came to public prominence at the Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition in 1988. Since then there have been sell out exhibitions in Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and New York. In 2003, Jack Vettriano was awarded an Honorary doctorate from St Andrew's University and an OBE for Services to the Visual Arts. His painting The Singing Butler became the best selling artwork in Britain. Size: X-Large (>60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 5000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Entscheidungen des Bundesgerichtshofes - Zivilsachen (BGHZ), von Band 1 (1951) bis Band 184 (2010) OHNE DIE BÄNDE 162 + 163!!, ansonsten komplett = 182 Bände +++ und Gereralregister zu Band 1 bis Band 180, komplett = 18 Bände

      Heymanns, Carl 1951 bis 2010, Köln - Enthalten sind die Bände 1 bis 161 und 164 bis 184 = 182 Bände sowie die Generalregisterbände zu den Bänden 1 bis 180 = 18 Bände Graugrün mellierte Hardcovereinbände mit schwarzen Lederrücken und Lederecken. Zustand: Das Papier der Bände 1 bis etwa 50 ist anfangs mehr, später immer weniger nachgedunkelt, Die Bände 1 bis 21 weisen vereinzelt leichte Gebrauchsspuren oder verblaßte Buchrücken auf. Absonsten sind die Bücher in sehr gutem Zustand, etwa ab Band 80 annähernd wie neu ( etliche Bände sind noch in der Folie). Das Gleiche gilt auch für die Registerbände: Das Papier der Bände zu 1 bis 50 ist anfangs mehr, später immer weniger nachgedunkelt, der Generalregisterband 1-10 weist leichte Gebrauchsspuren und einen verblaßten Buchrücken auf. Absonsten sind die Bücher in sehr gutem Zustand, etwa ab Band 81-90 annähernd wie neu . In deutscher Sprache. pages. 215mm x145 mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      METHUEN 1951 - B001QW3JS6 Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: METHUEN ---Date: 1951 ---Edition: ---Pages: 246 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: Good ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the dust jacket is unclipped and comes with a protective plastic cover over it, the only flaws are a couple of minor scuffs to the dust jacket and a name written on the front endpaper. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B001QW3JS6

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        Introduzione allo studio dell'entomologia

      Edizioni Agricole, 1951. Vol. I: Organizzazione. Sviluppo. Vita. Apterigoti ed esopterigoti; Vol. II: Endopterigoti - in 4° - pp.XXIII + 950; XVI + 1332 - Tela con titolo in oro al dorso ed al piatto superiore - Due volumi - Illustrazioni in b/n nel testo - Rari segni a matita in pochissime pagine e a matita colorata a p. 69 del II vol.

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        [HISTORY OF SOVIET CINEMA] Ocherki po istorii sovetskogo kino: Rabochaya programma [i.e. Essays on the History of Soviet Cinema: Work Program]

      Moscow: Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, 1951. 180 pp. 19,5x13 cm. In original wrappers. Very good, tears and loss of small fragments of the spine. First and only edition. One of 850. Very rare. Classified as manuscript with mark on the cover and title page. This book was produced in a limited edition for distribution among a narrow circle of people with a view to preliminary acquaintance with its text. The book follows the history of Soviet films starting in 1896 up to 1950. It was compiled by researchers of Institute of Art History of Academy of Sciences: N.A. Lebedev, G.P. Chakhirian, I.L. Dolinsky, R.N. Yurenev, V.R. Shcherbina, E.M. Smirnov, S.S. Ginzburg. With a telegram from director of the Institute I.E. Grabar' and deputy of the minister of cinematography of USSR V. Pereslavtsev. addressed to someone by the name Rodionov inviting him to participate in conference dedicated to discussion of this work program. The copy of this book was sent to him with the telegram.

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        Eleanor Roosevelt Defends Universal Military Training – and 18 year-old Voting Rights

      Hyde Park, New York 1951 - Typed Letter Signed, to Flora E. Shirah, February 27, 1951. 2 pp., 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. "I suppose you can say that anything which is obligatory is in some degree similar to communism or fascism. The only difference here is that we the people, are consulted and it is our representatives through whom we speak. I think you are a trifle emotional when you call 18 year old men, children. I think they should be allowed to vote. Of course there are inequalities and injustices in any big undertaking.""I am sorry if you feel that you can not trust your government. You can not expect always to have one man who will carry the burdens of the whole democracy and express their thinking for them. Now we have to do it for ourselves.""We are not alone in Korea, many nations are represented . but we have to bear the brunt . because we were spared during the last war from war in our own country and therefore today we are the strongest nation in the world.""A mothers' rebellion would certainly be a novel and interesting undertaking because there would be a division even among the mothers. I do not know, nor could I tell you exactly how you could find out how many men in Congress have eighteen year old sons but I am sure there are a great many who have."A rich and fascinating letter by one of the twentieth century's most powerful first ladies. Complete TranscriptVal-Kill Cottage / Hyde Park, Dutchess County / New York February 27, 1951Dear Mrs. Shirah:The Universal Military Training Bill which is now being considered will mean that eighteen year olds will enter Universal Military Training because most boys will be finishing their high school and there will be less upset if they do their military service then whether they are going to work or whether they are going to college.If they are college material they will probably be sent for college training since great care will be taken not to deplete our essential leadership either for skilled people in medicine, engineering, etc.I do not attribute the motives that you do to our representatives. We have delayed in accepting Universal Military Training until we accepted the fact that we were going to have for a number of years, a situation in which we would have to be constantly prepared unless the USSR was to feel free to attack us. Since that is the case, we must now have Universal Military Training.I suppose you can say that anything which is obligatory is in some degree similar to communism or fascism. The only difference here is that we the people, are consulted and it is our representatives through whom we speak when we accept a measure of this kind because we decide that it is necessary.I think you are a trifle emotional when you call 18 year old men, children. I think they should be allowed to vote. I think you are wrong in saying that in the last war men received one to two years of training. Some men may have stayed in training camps that long for various reasons but not because it was essential to give them that amount of training.Of course there are inequalities and injustices in any big undertaking.I am sorry if you feel that you can not trust your government. I feel that we have some very fine men as our representatives and I feel that they react to what citizens want. You can not expect always to have one man who will carry the burdens of the whole democracy and express their thinking for them. Now we have to do it for ourselves.We are not alone in Korea, many nations are represented on that frontier and their support is valuable but we have to bear the brunt as we will have to bear the brunt in many other undertakings because we were spared during the last war from war in our own country and therefore today we are the strongest nation in the world.A mothers' rebellion would certainly be a novel and interesting undertaking because there would be a division even among the mothers. I do not know, nor could I tell you exactly how you could . (See website for full description)

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        The Old Reliable

      Herbert Jenkins 1951 - A near fine copy in very good plus wrapper that has small repairs to top and bottom of spine Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Poèmes illustrés de vingt lithographies en couleurs de Lucien Laforge.

      P., Edition des Amis de Lucien Laforge, 1951, 1 vol. petit in-4° (242 x 190), en feuilles sous couverture beige rempliée imprimée en noir et rouge et étui cartonné, non paginé.Dos de la couverture insolé et renforcé par l’intérieur, étui usagé, ex-dono au stylo bleu en page de garde, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Edition originale réservée aux seuls souscripteurs, tirée à 300 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, 1 des 250 comportant l’état définitif des lithographies (N°160).20 lithographies originales de Lucien Laforge, reproduites en 4 couleurs (noir, gris marron et jaune), caractéristiques de ce style très particulier de l’artiste, parfaitement en adéquation avec les poèmes de Baudelaire.A notre connaissance, il s’agit de la seule publication de « Amis de Lucien Laforge ».Superbe ! [Attributes: First Edition]

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      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1951. INTERLINGUE 0,35 A cura di J.Labourt, in francese con testo latino a fronte, pagine lievemente ingiallite causa tempo e con barbe, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita al dorso, con piccolo strappo al piede, lieve usura ai bordi e vizio di piegatura all'angolo inferiore del piatto anteriore USATO

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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, 1951. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed. Signed, limited edition. Number 66 of 750 copies signed by William Faulkner on the limitation page. About Fine. A beautiful copy, with light rubbing to the bottom edge of the marbled paper. Light fading to topstain. Spine cloth and gilt stamping are remarkably sharp. Acetate wrapper shows light rubbing and a small tear. Signed by William Faulkner on the limitation page. An absolutely stunning copy.

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        The End of the Affair

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1951. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, publisher's device to rear cover in blind, buff endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded, half-title browned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, very lightly foxed, slight nicks at extremities. First edition, first impression. Inspired by Greene's own affair with his goddaughter Lady Catherine Walston, the novel was adapted into a film in 1955 and 1999, and an opera in 2004.

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        La rage de vivre

      Paris: Éditions Corrêa,, 1951. récit Really the Blues. Traduit de l'Américain par Marcel Duhamel et Madeliene Gautier. Préface de Henry Miller. Octavo. Original vivid yellow light card wraps printed in black and white. With the dust jacket (titles in reverse white, yellow and blue on black). Jacket just a little rubbed, text-block browned, neat contemporary ownership signature in blue ink to front free endpaper (dated "5.12.1951"), overall a very good copy. Second edition in French (following the first of 1950), originally published in the US in 1946. Boldly signed by Mezzrow in blue biro on the half-title, along with the signatures of four other jazz musicians: French pianist Claude Bolling, New Orleanian trumpeter Lee Collins, trombonist Jimmy Archey, and drummer Fred Moore; identifying annotations in pencil by a previous owner. The autographs may have been garnered at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, when the same line-up appeared there on 21 November 1954 as Mezz Mezzrow and his Orchestra (see Claude Bolling & Jean-Pierre Daubresse, Bolling Story, 2008, p. 273). "If ever there was a real-life version of Norman Mailer's 'White Negro', it has to be Mezzrow, who turned his back on a well-off white Jewish background to pass as black. Mezz's skills as a clarinetist were limited; his skills as a fixer and self-mythologizer were beyond question. The ghosted autobiography, Really the Blues, can't be trusted, but it remains a great read" (Cook & Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz recordings). Mezzrow was renowned as a supplier of marijuana, and "Mezz" became, briefly, a slang term for the substance.

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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1951. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. In a custom red morocco box. Spine ends very lightly bumped, light marking to edges. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, spine panel slightly darkened with a tiny spot of abrasion and very minor chipping at head, 2 short closed tears at head of rear panel, a few nicks at extremities, short splits at head and foot of front flap fold. First edition, first printing, of one of the great American novels of the 20th century.

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        Schwimmer, Max. - "Stillleben mit Buch und Früchten".

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf hellbraunem Zeichenpapier, 1951-1960. Von Max Schwimmer. 33,8 x 61,3 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Max Schwimmer". Verso Künstlerstempel: "Prof. Max Schwimmer / LEIPZIG C1 / Gottschedstr. 4 . Tel. 20895". - Leuchtendes Kolorit. Verso Papiergelenke einer älteren Montierung. Tadellos erhalten. Max Schwimmer (1895 Leipzig - 1960 Leipzig). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Illustrator des expressiven Realismus. Ab 1919 Studium der Kunstgeschichte und Philosophie an der Universität Leipzig. Beginn der künstlerischen Tätigkeit u.a. für die Zeitschriften "Die Aktion" und "Der Drache". Studienreise nach Frankreich und Italien. 1926 Dozent an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Leipzig. 1933 aus dem Lehramt entlassen, neun Werke wurden als "entartete Kunst" diffamiert und konfisziert. Bis 1945 arbeitete er als Illustrator. 1944 als Soldat der Wehrmacht eingezogen und Ausbildung zu Wachmann eines Kriegsgefangenen-Lagers in Mühlberg an der Elbe. Im April 1945 Flucht der Wachmannschaft nach Altenburg in die amerikanische Besatzungszone. Nach Kriegsende Eintritt in die KPD. 1946 Berufung als Professor und Leiter der Abteilung Graphik an die Staatliche Akademie für Graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1951 infolge einer Kampagne von seinem Dienst entbunden. Im selben Jahr Berufung an die Dresdner Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HfBK) als Leiter der Abteilung Grafik. Seit 1952 Mitglied der Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Bundessteuerblatt (BSTBl) Teil II (bzw. Teil III) - Entscheidungen (bzw. Veröffentlichungen) des Bundesfinanzhofs. 1951 - 2011. Herausgegeben vom Bundesministerium (bzw. Bundesminister) der Finanzen.

      Wilhelm Stollfuß Verlag, Bonn 1951 - 1951-2011. 61 Bände + 3 Registerbände. Original-Halbleinwand mit goldener Rückenprägung. Das Gesamtwerk des Bundesfinanzhofs bis zum Jahr 2011, gebunden in die Original-Einbanddecken, ein Schmuckstück für jedes Steuerbüro. Beigefügt sind die Gesamtinhaltsverzeichnisse 1957 bis 1961, 1962 bis 1966 und 1951 bis 1968, verlegt vom Stollfuß Verlag Bonn in gleicher Ausstattung. Der Band 2011 ist nicht gebunden, vorhanden sind alle Nummern und die Einbanddecke. - - - Materialbedingt leichte Farbvariationen in den Einbänden. Alle Bände in guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung. 50000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'homme révolté.

      Gallimard NRF 1951 - In-12 ( 190 X 120 mm ) de 382 pages, broché. Edition originale. Un des 260 exemplaire sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre ( no. 63 ), après 40 sur Hollande. Bel exemplaire. Littérature Edition-Originale [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Arabian Interlude. Notes of a Brief Trip in the Interior of Little Known Southern Arabia.

      Pittsburgh, PA: Alan M. Scaife, 1951 - Octavo. Wire-stitched in original blue card wrappers, front panel lettered in silver. Spine sunned, extremities lightly bumped. An excellent copy. Double-page photographic panorama of Shibam, further full-page photograph, "The Sultan's Palace at Seiun", 2 full-page sketch maps. First and only edition, rare: two copies only traced in libraries (Pittsburgh and Utah). The Scaifes travelled to Yemen in February 1950 at the invitation of maverick archaeologist Wendell Phillips, who was leading "the first American archaeological team to excavate the major ancient cities along the spice routes of South Arabia" (Potts, ed. Araby the Blest: Studies in Arabian Archaeology, p. 91); Phillips's own account of the expedition, Qataban and Sheba, was not published until 1955. They first visited Beihan, the site of ancient Timna', capital of the pre-Islamic kingdom of Qataban, and spent much time in the company of Sharif Husayn al-Habili, the local emir. They also travelled through Ma'rib (believed to be the Sheba of the Old Testament, and alluded to in the Qur'an), Shabwah and the "Manhattan of the Middle East", Shibam, and received audiences with Husayn ibn 'Ali al-Kathiri, Sultan of Seiyun, and Sir Salih ibn Ghali al-Qu'aiti, Sultan of Shihr and Mukalla. Sarah Scaife was an heir to the Mellon fortune. Her husband Alan, though himself from a wealthy industrialist family, was largely excluded from any meaningful involvement in the Mellon family's businesses by Sarah's brother, Richard. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        STOCKHOLMS BYGGNADSFÖRENING: Föredrag och diskussionsinlägg 1949-1950

      Stockholms Byggnadsförening, 1951. Inbunden bok. Mörkblått helklotband; titel, undertitel och ornering med guld på ryggen; kapitälband i ljusblått och silver; första och sista uppslaget klätt med ljust marmorerat papper; inlagan består av hålslaget ensidigt maskinskrivet (eventuellt duplicerat) papper i A4-format; till varje föredrag/diskussion finns en inklistrad illustration. Tillskrift på försättsbladet. Varje föredrag/diskussion paginerat individuellt. (Företeckning över innehållet kan fås på begäran).

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        Probleme der Lyrik SIGNIERT. Dabei: Typoskript "Genie und Gesundheit" (1930)

      Wiesbaden : Limes, 1951 - 48 Seiten Schutzumschlag mit Einrissen/Fehlstellen, Bleistiftnotizen, von Benn auf Vorsatz mit blauem Kuli handsigniert.- Beiliegend: 6-seitiges Typoskript mit kleinen handschriftlichen Korrekturen im Text, handschriftlich bezeichnet und mit Quellenangabe zum Erstdruck versehen (Der Querschnitt 1930).- Format Din A5 auf Briefformat geknickt, Kanten gering bestossen.- Der Text ist in den Sämtlichen Werken Band III (Prosa 1) S. 253-258 abgedruckt /// signiert signatur signed signée autograph autogramm /// Standort Wimregal kxx m/' Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 200 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Notes for 2nd International Astronautical Congress[with Manuscript]: "The Atomic Rocket"

      1951. Very Good. Folder of material from Leslie Shepherd, nuclear physicist and member of the British Interplanetary Society, including a 13-page memoranda on the 2nd International Astronautical Congress in 1951, with holograph comments by Arthur C. Clarke and other BIS members, along with an early and heavily annotated 76-page draft of the scientific paper, "The Atomic Rocket," a landmark work Shepherd co-authored with Arthur V. Cleaver, O.B.E., on the use of nuclear powered engines using liquid hydrogen. The lined folio sheets are housed in a gray folder labeled in black magic marker: "To be Retained Do Not Destroy Keep." Overall very good or better with light wear to the edges of many sheets, including small creases and tears, a few scattered spots.Shepherd (1918-2012) was a nuclear physicist, chairman of the BIS, and founder member of the International Astronautical Federation and the International Academy of Astronautics. The second International Astronautical Congress, organized by the BIS on the theme of The Artificial Satellite, was held in London from September 3-8, 1951. Shepherd - at the time the BIS's technical director - contributed the introductory paper along with other leading contributions from Wernher von Braun, Lyman Spitzer (who, like von Braun, had his paper read for him), and H. Kuhme of Stuttgart.The notes on BIS's contribution is contained in the 13pp. memoranda here headed "1951 Congress." It begins with two pages of notes by Shepherd on the "Lecture Programme." These are followed by an eight-page section of "Tentative Proposals for B.I.S. Papers on Satellite Vehicles," divided into five parts (lacking part four): 1. The Importance of Orbital Techniques in Space Flight; 2. (a) The Dynamics of Entry into Satellite Orbit, and (b) Landing from Satellite Orbits by Atmospheric Braking; 3. A General Discussion of Orbits and Stability; and 5. Meteor Hazards to Space Stations. Following this is a three-page section of "General Observations."These last two sections are made up of comments by Shepherd and others, all of them Signed with initials, with most dating between December 13, 1950 and January 15, 1951. The contributors include Arthur C. Clarke ("ACC"), the acting BIS Chairman; Cleaver, past BIS Chairman; Fred Singer, Austrian-born American scientist and early proponent of satellites for scientific observations; Eric Burgess, past BIS Chairman, Timothy R. F. Nonweiler, Michael William Ovenden, D. F. Lawden, K. W. Gatland, D. J. Cashmore, and four other unidentified persons ("EB," "JH," "TR," and "RJS"). Several of the comments are of a technical nature, for example Ovenden writes on the "many difficulties in the interpretation of radar data in terms of mass/frequency." Other comments have to do with the tone of the writing, who should be considered to speak, such as suggestions that BIS approach von Braun before the American do. One note by Clarke, dated January 9, 1951 ends: "Certainly specific numerical values should be given (but not too many of them!) in the talk, so that we know what order of magnitude we are dealing with. The degree of generality permissible will probably only emerge when the maths are investigated. All the P.D.E.'S can go in the published paper!"Clarke also expresses some impatience with the lack of progress: "1. We must clearly 'finalise' the subject of speakers at the earliest possible date - before March if we are to be reasonably sure of getting advance papers. Even if, as Nonweiler suggests, we have to be a bit high-handed! Any paper left over will come in useful for the 51/52 session - assuming we have enough strength left for one . . . . 2. From now on I suggest that the general discussion be restricted to a small steering or 'papers' committee, the others being called in only when their specialised knowledge is required. Progress can be reported at T. C. meetings." Gatland, writing on the following day, is more positive: "I am particularly pleased to note the close-knit aspect of the six papers with their emphasis on initial projects rather than the more visionary 'space-station.' We are, at last, coming to a realistic programme of ideas - not that the previous 'general' surveys have not served good purpose." The remainder of the folder contains Shepard's preliminary summary and various drafts of his contribution to "The Atomic Rocket," which was comprised of four articles published in The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society in 1948 co-authored with Cleaver [note: some BIS records indicate the publishing date as 1949]. The article was notable because it was the first uncensored scientific paper published on nuclear powered engines and the suggested use of liquid hydrogen as a working fuel. It seems like Shepard may have consulted his notes for the article for his 1951 Congress introductory paper ("The Artificial Satellite").Shepard's paper is divided into several sections: "Fundamentals in Application of Atomic Energy"; "Possible Types of Chain Reactor (1st Draft)"; "Choice of Propellant Material (2nd draft. Part II)"; "The Ion Rocket and Other Methods" (which is accompanied by a full-page graph titled "Exhaust Power per Tonne of Accelerated Mass as Function of Acceleration and Exhaust Velocity"); and "Neutron Diffusion. Elementary Theory." The paper is written on 76 folio sheets and on one side only. Nearly every page is edited and annotated with whole sections crossed out, and notes on the rear of many pages; one a drawing of a rocket, in both Shepard's hand as well as suggestions for changes in Cleaver's hand, asking questions, and adding context.A significant collection of material from the early days of space exploration including an important scientific paper and comment from one of the 20th Century's top science fiction writer.

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      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1951. INTERLINGUE 0,37 A cura di M.Lavarenne, in latino e testo francese a fronte, pagine con bruniture del tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita al dorso e parzialmente ai piatti, con lievi segni di usura ai bordi e strappetti alla cima USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudaprayag

      London: Oxford Univ Press, 1951. First Ed, Third Impression. Hardcover. VG+/VG. 166 pp, ill, end paper maps. More tiger hunting from the master hunter and expert and popular writer. This time a long hunt after a single man-eating leopard that roamed a 500 square mile area and killed 125 humans. Corbett killed it after an uninterrupted TEN WEEK pursuit! VG+ in vg dj. SIGNED, inscribed and dated by Corbett AND with a small passport size original head photo of Corbett pasted beneath list of illustrations.

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        Rules of the University of Washington Library Printing Press

      Seattle, WA:: No Publisher [but University of Washington Library Printing Press],, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/None Issued. LIMITED EDITION of 20 copies. Printed by Paul Hayden Duensing, using hand-set Goudy Oldstyle, Centaur, Arrighi, and Hadriano Stone-cut types. Hardcover Pamphlet. 7 x 5 inches. [12] pp. Fleuron on the title page; text clean, unmarked. Blue paper spine, patterned paper over boards; binding square and tight, spine faded, lightly rubbed. Greg Campbell's copy, proprietor of Campbell-Logan Bindery. Very Good. This is the fifth book printed by Paul Hayden Duensing. Harry Charles Bauer graduated from the St. Louis Library School in 1931. Bauer was the Assistant Library Director at the University of Washington from 1945 to 1947 and Director of the Library from 1947 to 1959. From 1959 to 1967, Bauer was Professor of Library Science at the University of Washington. REFERENCE: Duensing, 25: A Quarter Century…, p. [23]; 3 copies Worldcat, University of Washington Libraries, Indiana University, and the University of Georgia.

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        OPERA OMNIA., A cura di Edoardo e Duilio Susmel.

      La Fenice, 1951. 21 cm. dorsi in pelle, stemma del fascio e titolo oro nel dorso, tagli superiori marmorizzati, copp. cart. rig. edit. 36 voll., pagg. complessive 15.650.

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      House of Books, Ltd, New York 1951 - thin 8vo., unpaginated; VG-; spine sun-faded blue cloth to tan, boards blue cloth, front board with gilt lettering; with unprinted tissue dust jacket, some tears, including chunk missing to lower fore corner of front board; remnants of a bookplate on ffep, a large amount torn off, page still intact; of a limited first edition of 300 copies, this is number 105 SIGNED by the author; very slight age-toning to pages; AD; shelved case 0. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Quo Vadis?

      LUCCHI, MILANO 1951 - ITALIANO Brossura a colori con illustrazione di copertina, titoli al dorso e alla copertina superiore, alla copertina inferiore elenco delle opere edite da Lucchi, diffusi segni di usura, taglio frastagliato, pagine fiorite, all'occhietto firma di appartenenza datata 1953

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        From Here to Eternity - SIGNED

      New York : Scribner, 1951. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed By Author. A First Edition, First Printing. Near fine and appears to be unread in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front end paper; "For Igor Kropotkin, with best wishes, James Jones". Igor Kropotkin was the head of Scribners Bookstores and a former President of the American Booksellers Association (as the ABAA was then known), thus an important presentation copy. Jacket with a closed tear with associated creasing on the bottom of the rear panel, repaired internally, else both the volume and jacket are near fine in all respects. (This volume is the first trade edition, not to be confused with the differently printed Presentation copies.).

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Hessisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte. Herausgegeben von der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Historischen Kommissionen in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Marburg und Wiesbaden. - Bände 1 - 62 (1951-2012), samt 3 Beiheften.

      Marburg: Selbstverlag der Herausgeber 1951-2012. Insgesamt 65 Bände. (62 Jahrbücher sowie 3 Beihefte zu Band 1-10: Verzeichnis der Aufsätze und Besprechungen; Inhaltsverzeichnis der Bände 1-20 [und] Beiheft zu Band 41/1991). Mit zahlreichen photographischen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln sowie Karten und Plänen. Gr. 8° (22,5 -25 cm). 48 Orig.-Broschuren. [Softcover / Paperback]. 17 Orig.-Pappbände. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. \"Im Zusammenwirken mit der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Historischen Kommissionen in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Marburg und Wiesbaden gibt das Landesamt seit 1963 das 1951 gegründete „Hessische Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte“ heraus. Die Zeitschrift enthält wissenschaftliche Beiträge zur hessischen und zur vergleichenden Landesgeschichte, Rezensionen mit Hinweisen auf Fachveröffentlichungen sowie die jährlichen Tätigkeitsberichte der Historischen Kommission für Hessen, der Hessischen Historischen Kommission Darmstadt, der Historischen Kommission für Nassau und des Landesamtes. Die Schriftleitung, an der seit 1996 Prof. Dr. Winfried Speitkamp beteiligt ist, liegt zusammen mit den redaktionellen und organisatorischen Aufgaben beim Landesamt.\" (Quelle: - Einbände der Broschuren teils etwas gebräunt und mit kleineren Lesefalten in den Rücken. Wenige Bände mit einigen Anstreichungen und Anmerkungen in Bleistift, teils auch in Buntstiften und Kugelschreiber. - Insgesamt sauberes und gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 11,00 EUR Hessisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte. Herausgegeben von der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Historischen Kommissionen in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Marburg und Wiesbaden. - Bände 1 - 62 (1951-2012), samt 3 Beiheften. Insgesamt 65 Bände. (62 Jahrbücher sowie 3 Beihefte zu Band 1-10: Verzeichnis der Aufsätze und Besprechungen; Inhaltsverzeichnis der Bände 1-20 [und] Beiheft zu Band 41/1991). Marburg: Selbstverlag der Herausgeber 1951-2012.

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      NY: Harper and Brothers, 1951. Later printing. Hardcover. This is the March 1951 printing of the first edition, as per the Harper code letters on the copyright page. A hardcover book in very good condition with a dustjacket in good condition. The book is clean, tight, and unmarked; its only flaw is some fading at the crown and heel of the spine corresponding to where the dustjacket was chipped. The jacket is edgeworn with multiple small chips and creases; the largest chip is at the top of the spine and extends abount an inch downwards affecting the author's name in the titling, Early printing of Graham's classic work, issued two years after the first printing and containing the same text (as opposed to the later revised editions). Graham, one of the giants of 20th century investing, was the Founding Father of value investing. His best-known protogee is Warren Buffett. Graham's first major work was the textbook SECURITY ANALYSIS (co-written with David Dodd). THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR is a more accessible version of his thought. All of the early printings are scarce.

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      Pandanus Press, [Miami] 1951 - Plain stitched blue wraps with a printed paper label at the bottom front cover. Designed, set by hand, and printed in an impression of 240 copies by Preston H. Dettman. Very scarce first book by one of America's premier poets, preceding his first regularly published book, THE SUMMER ANNIVERSARIES, by nine years. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author close to publication in green ink "for Bill Wight, with good wishes--" and INSCRIBED and SIGNED again in 1990 to another person. Light wrinkling along yapped edges. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Requiem for a Nun

      New York: Random House, 1951. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in lightly worn very good or better original unprinted acetate dustwrapper with small nicks and tears (not shown in illustration). Copy number 736 of 750 numbered copies Signed by the author. A play, with long narrative sections, which continues the story of Temple Drake introduced two decades earlier in Sanctuary. Faulkner's first book after winning the Nobel Prize. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Small Archive]: Material related to the American Baseball Academy

      Near Fine. Small archive of material related to the short-lived American Baseball Academy founded in New York City by Malcolm Child and Phil Rizzuto in 1951. Child apparently was bit of a hustler, and came up with the concept in order to combat juvenile delinquency in Manhattan. The Academy was heavily staffed with professional ballplayers, mostly New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, with Phil Rizzuto serving as the President of the Academy. According to an article published in a 1951 issue of Reader Digest the academy was "divided into Manhattan and Brooklyn branches,[with] 2400 boys from 13 to 18 doing nothing but learn baseball." The article was apparently overly hopeful given that virtually no record of the Academy existence beyond 1951 except for the four books published in The American Baseball Academy Library series.List:1. [Book]: CHILD, Malcolm, edited by. How to Play Big League Baseball. New York: Harcourt (1951). First edition. Part of the front fly cutaway, removing the signature (but not the inscription) of Gil Hodges, else very good in very good dustwrapper. Includes articles by Rizzuto, Roy Campanella, Eddie Waitkus, George Kell, Joe Gordon, Andy Pafko, Dom DiMaggio, Enos Slaughter, Eddie Sawyer, and Harry Brecheen.2. [Book]: CHILD, Malcolm. Catching. New York: A.S. Barnes (1953). First edition. 12mo. Near fine in near fine dustwrapper. One of four books published in The American Baseball Academy Library series.3. [Pamphlet]: American Baseball Academy, Inc. One page gate-folded to make six pages. Fine. Illustrated. States the purpose of the Academy and announces the faculty: Rizzuto, Campanella, Hodges, Ralph Branca, Monte Irvin, Gene Woodling, and Sid Gordon. illustrated with pictures of boys playing baseball while knocking out "heroin," "marijuana," "gang wars," and "petty thievery."4. [Invitation and Program]: Luncheon on Behalf of the American Baseball Academy. New York 1951. One card leaf folded to make four pages. Near fine. Sponsors include Rizzuto, Woodling, Hodges, Lopat, Branca, and Yogi Berra.5. [Invitation and Program]: First Annual American Baseball Academy "Dinner of Champions". New York, 1952. One card leaf folded to make four pages. Horizontal fold (as mailed) else very good, with original envelope. Toastmaster was Ed Sullivan. Special guest was Jackie Gleason. Faculty guests include Rizzuto, Woodling, Hodges, Lopat, Branca, and Gil McDougald. Other listed guests include Joe DiMaggio, Tommy Henrich, Joe Louis, Steve Owen, Lou Little, Joe Lapchick, Frank McGuire, and Craig Wood.6. Typed Letter (Unsigned) dated 1 May 1951 from Bernard M. Baruch to Phil Rizzuto. Two copies, one ribbon copy, the other a carbon, both signed only in type to Rizzuto lending support to the Academy.

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        The Transistor / Selected Reference Material on Characteristics & Applications / Contract DA 36-039 Sc-5589 (Task 3) (including) "The P - N Transistor Junction" By Sparks and Shockley

      Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. / Western Electric Co., Inc., New York 1951 - 792 Pp. Grey Card Covers Printed In Black. First Printing. "The Material Included Herein Covers The Same Ground And Supplements The Talks Given At A Symposium On Transistors, Which Was Held At The Bell Telephone Laboratories During The Week Beginning September 17, 1951. Includes Reprints Of Important Shockley Papers Including The "The Theory Of P-N Junctions In Semiconductors And P-N Junction Transistors" From The 1949 Bell System Telephone Journal, And 33 Other Articles By Shockley And Others, Most Of Which Are First Published Here, Representing A Comprehensive Overview Of The Latest Developments In This Important Milestone In Electronics. Includes A Joint Article By Shockley And Sparks On P - N Transistor Junctions; The Junction Transistor, First Announced By Bell Labs In 1951, Was More Efficient And Consumed Far Less Power Than The Original 1947 Type, And Led To The Electronics Revolution In Small Devices; Sparks Was Later Directore Of Sandia Labs 1972-1981, And Was Involved In Plasma Research. (Note: No Articles Credited To Bardeen Or Brattain). Some Wear And Light Soiling To Covers, But All Lettering Clear On Front Cover And All Lettering Worn But Present On Spine. Internally A Clean Copy. Laid In Loosely Are Signed First Day Covers Commemorating Their Achievements, One Each Signed By Shockley, Brattain And Bardeen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Second Stage Lensmen

      Reading: Fantasy Press, 1951. First Edition [stated] 1st Printing. Blue Cloth. Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. Illustrations By Ric Binkley. 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.

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        Construction Town Planning and Housing in Turkey

      New York: Skidmore Owings and Merrill, 1951. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Uncommon 1951 report issued by the renowned firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill on behalf of the government of Turkey. SOM had been commissioned by the Turkish government after the war "to investigate problems in the fields of housing, public building construction and town planning" but, as the published cover letter from Gordon Bunshaft at SOM makes clear, "general building construction conditions were at the root of much of the difficulty encountered in those fields, and any effective attack on those problems must include improvement in building techniques and a reduction in construction costs". A solid copy: tight and Near Fine in a crisp, VG dustjacket, with light offsetting and light soiling to the panels. Quarto, 112 pgs. Sub-chapter headings include: "Importance to the Turkish Economy"; "Basic Building Materials"; "Principal Methods of Construction"; "Maintenance"; "Procedures and Personnel"; "Building Laws and Regulations"; and "A Program for the Improvement of Building Construction"

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        The Mills of the Kavanaughs

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1951. First edition of his third book. 55 pp., title illustration by Francis Parker. 8vo. Original black cloth, printed dust jacket. About fine. With publicity photo of author laid in. First edition of his third book. 55 pp., title illustration by Francis Parker. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Inscribed on ffep "For Ruth with affection and gratitude from Robert Lowell." With label of Ruth Witt-Diamant 1520 Willard St, San Francisco, also on ffep. Witt-Diamant was a professor at San Francisco State University from 1931. She founded and was the first director of the SFSU Poetry Center in 1954, and her Williard Street home hosted many well-known authors when they passed through town, including Lowell.

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