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        Le Fou

      Columbus: The Golden Goose Press, 1952 - The author's first book, published in an edition of 500 copies by Richard Wirtz Emerson. The title poem offers a gentle homage to his Black Mountain colleague Charles Olson. Slip laid in bearing the typewritten legend, "With the compliments of the author." Novik A1. A fine copy in wrappers. We have a number of early works by Creeley in stock. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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      Paris: Raison D'Etre, 1952. Original wraps. Near Fine. Henri Matisse. Sumptuous 1952 biography of the poet Apollinaire, beautifully illustrated by Henri Matisse. #268 of only 380 copies issued which include 8 original Matisse lithos (2 as the front and rear card wrappers and the other 6 within the text). Bright, well-preserved and VG+, with light foxing to the panels and light creasing at the first several leaves (mildly affecting the title page and the first lithograph). Folio, unbound signatures as issued. The Matisse lithographs once again printed by the great French firm Mourlot Freres. A lovely title issued by Raison D'Etre of Paris.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        Charlotte's Web. With drawings by Garth Williams.

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1952 - The first printing of the first UK edition of White's juvenile classic. 8vo. 170pp. Powder blue boards with pictorial red lettering to spine and upper board. With forty-six Garth Williams' drawings, several full-page. Cloth at extreme head and base of backstrip just a little discoloured where the dust wrapper is defective, and tips of two corners gently bumped. A narrow strip of light spotting to endpapers, and just a little more to top- and fore edge. A very crisp and bright copy in non-price-clipped (8s. 6d. net) pictorial dust wrapper, a little tanned, spotted and edge worn with several tiny slivers of loss to spine ends and tips of corners. This first English edition is significantly more uncommon than the American issue, published by Harper in the same year. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Invisible Man

      New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good in Archival Plastic. A wonderful First Edition, First Printing (so stated) of Ralph Ellison's classic work, signed and dated by the author on the title page, "Ralph Ellison, April 4, 1986." In beige and black cloth with white titling, the book is in near fine condition with a slight lift to the beige cloth on the spine and slight loss of lettering, light spotting on the black topstain and age toning to the pages. But still a solid near fine first with "A.B." on the bottom of the copyright page as required. The very good dustjacket is complete with the original price ($3.50) and the colorful panels as well as the cream panels are bright. There is wear and splitting at the folds and minor loss at the spine ends. Also there is a quarter-size abrasion on the back panel and other minor wear on the dustjacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer, but still very good. This important book is housed in a beautiful custom clamshell box. In black cloth with tan inserts and glossy cover inset and spine label designed to match the cover of the book. Overall an important edition of a most important book in a beautiful setting.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Ohne Titel. 2. [Original Ölfarbe / original colored oil paint].

       Victor Popov geboren 1952 in Kasachstan, studierte Kunst in Lemberg. Er ist seit 1980 freier Künstler. Victor Popov lebt und arbeitet in Düsseldorf. Farbiges Original-Ölbild auf Büttenpapier, von Victor Popov signiert. Rückseitig ebenfalls Ölbild von Popov. Maße Blatt: 29,4 x 20,9 cm. Sehr guter Zustand. Original colored oil paint on paper, signed by Victor Popov. Backside is a oil paint by Popov too. Measure sheet: 29,4 x 20,9 cm. Fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Original Ölbild / original oil painting; russische Kunst / russian art; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper & Brothers, 1952 First edition, First Edition and I-B stated on copyright page. Inscribed on the half-title page. Book near fine, slight bump to front bottom corner, covers very slightly faded. Dust jacket near fine, fading along spine and covers. Flap price $2.50. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Player Piano

      Scribners, 1952 A fine first edition (A on copyright page) in a near fine dust jacket, with an early inscription by Vonnegut on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Del Minoa al Bidasoa; Notas una Vagabundaje

      Barcelona: Noguer, 1952. First edition. Wraps. Slight wear and a touch of tanning at edges, very good, uncut.. Large 8vo, 275pp, original wrappers. Engraved vignette by Teodoro Miciano. One of 55 numbered copies in the limited issue of Cela's first book of travel-writing. This is a presentation copy,incribed by Cela at the colophon: "A Robert Schiller, con mi abrazo de su amigo, Camilo Jose Cela, Palma de Mallorca, otoño del 58." Cela received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1989.

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books]
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        The Old Man And The Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - Finely bound in recent full black oasis,with gilt title and decoration on spine. raised bands. decorative borders. Marbled end papers, and top edge gilt. A beautifully bound, internally clean copy in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Langton Books]
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        Zoof?hrer (Eisb?ren)

      Kopenhagen 1952 - 14,5 x 21,5 cm 60 Seiten 150 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Wegweiser "Ein Tag im Frankfurter Zoo" (Nilpferd), mit Tierverzeichnis vom 1. August 1952

      ca. 1952, Frankfurt - 20 x 14 cm 100 Seiten 170 gr. Sehr guter Zustand (mit kleinerem M?ngel wie Stempel, Knick, Abschabung, etc) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        East of Eden

      The Viking Press, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing authentically SIGNED and INSCRIBED by John Steinbeck on the front endpaper. A beautiful copy. This First Issue dustjacket with the author's photo printed on the back panel is rich in color with a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in great shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Limelight (Original Film Program)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1952. Original US program for the 1952 film. Autobiographically reflective of Chaplin's fears of being left behind in the fading vaudeville and silent film era, "Limelight" depicts the final years of a washed up stage clown who briefly maintains an impossible relationship with a young dancer, representative of a new generation of performers. The first and only time that Charlie Chaplin and fellow silent film star Buster Keaton would appear onscreen together, "Limelight" is also notable for being the only Chaplin picture to win an Academy Award, albeit for the original score of the 1972 re-release. 9 x 12 inches, 16 pages, saddle stitched two color wrappers. Very Good plus, with light rubbing at the extremities. Criterion Collectiopn 756.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Der Zauber von Brehms Tierleben, 2. Auflage, (Neue Brehm-B?cherei, Heft 20)

      Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Leipzig 1952 - 15 x 21 cm 56 Seiten 150 gr. guter Zustand (Beschriftung, Papierumschlag eingerissen u. Fehlstelle hinten) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. (1952). First. First edition. Modest stain on the topedge that is just touching the top of the boards, and a split at the bottom of the front joint, spine worn down to the text block, a sound, good copy in presentable supplied about very good dustwrapper. Ownership name of Miller Williams stamped on the top of the page edges. Inscribed by the author: "For Miller regards Flannery." The Georgia author's important first book, with a notable association to the well-regarded Arkansas poet Miller Williams. Williams recited one of his poems at President Clinton's second inaugural and is also the father of well-regarded singer and songwriter Lucinda Williams. Burgess 99. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Nellie Come Home; New World for Nellie [US title; with duplicate copy].


      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris,, 1952. Folio. Original decorated boards designed by Matisse. With the dust jacket and the booklet of captions laid-in as required. Extremities slightly rubbed and toned, minor wear to corners. An excellent copy in a lightly toned jacket. First US edition, first printing. Although first published earlier the same year as Images à la sauvette, it was this New York edition that established the photographer's international reputation.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original light blue calico-grain cloth, spine lettered in silver, author's name to front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine faded, rear board foxed; an excellent copy, internally fine, in the jacket with toned spine, a couple of light spots to front panel, extremities rubbed, and some small nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Het uitzicht van de duif. 5 (van de) 9 originele kleuren-houtsneden van Constant elk met een gedicht van Jan G. Elburg.

      (Amst., Gal. Le Canard, 1952). 5 dubbele bladen. Folio.*Het betreft de bladen 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. - Toegevoegd: doubletten van blad 2 en 3.

      [Bookseller: André SWERTZ B.V.]
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        Journal d'un cheval.

      - ([Paris,] Bruker 1952,) 4°, farbig illustr.Or.-Pp.-Mappe m.Schließbändern.57 S., Umschlagillustration in Or.-Lithographie, 2 illustr.Titel in Or.-Radierung u.3 getönte ganzs.Or.-Lithos von Marc Chagall.1.illustr.Ausg.Zweifarbiger Druck auf festem Rivesbütten in 150 num.Expl.(insges.200 Expl.).Umschlagrücken stellenw.schwach verfärbt, sonst schönes Expl.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Die Schmiede]
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        Out of Africa.


      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LA CUCINA ITALIANA. Giornale di gastronomia per le famiglie e per i buongustai. Fondata nel 1929 da Delia Notari.

      In - 8, brossura originale. Di questa famosa rivista mensile illustrata, ca. 100 pagine ogni numero, offriamo una raccolta di 48 annate complete, dal 1952 (Anno I della ?Nuova Rivista di Cucina?) al 1999. Segnaliamo inoltre che 10 annate hanno in più un ?Numero Speciale? e precisamente: 1986 (Supplemento al n. 10) - 1988 (Speciale di Primavera) - 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998 (Speciale di Natale) e 1999 (Speciale di Natale + un ulteriore Supplemento). "La Cucina Italiana" è dal 1929 il più autorevole mensile di gastronomia e di cultura alimentare, e di più lunga tradizione in Italia e nel resto del mondo. E' ricchissimo non solo di ricette ma anche di rubriche, segnalazioni di nuove tendenze, novità di cucina e consigli per la casa. In questa importante raccolta, solo pochi fascicoli hanno lievi mancanze al dorso, altrimenti è tutta ben conservata, e 11 annate (dal 1952 al 1963 - tranne il 1958) sono contenute in un cofanetto editoriale in tela rossa.

      [Bookseller: El Boletin]
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        Celle qui n-etait plus

      Paris: Denoel. (1952). First. First edition. 12mo. Near fine in wrappers and lightly rubbed near fine dustwrapper. The true first edition of the thriller by French authors Thomas Narcejac and Pierre Boileau that was the basis for the classic film Les Diaboliques directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot in 1955 and starring Simone Signoret. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        3 Autograph letters signed.

      Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and London, 1952 and n.d. - 8vo. 4 pp. 1 autograph envelope. To Marcel Thibaut of Revue de Paris: „Mon nouveau roman paraîtra en Angleterre dans quelques jours. J’ai prié l’Agence Claurouin de vous envoyer un exemplaire. Vous verrez s’il vous plait[ ]" - London 31 October: „Pour le moment je ne vois rien que je puisse vous proposer et quant à La Lettre, c’est une vieille nouvelle que Madame Blanchet a traduite il y a déjà longtemps et je suppose qu’elle a paru quelque part[ ]" - 14 January 1952: „Un professeur américain en train d’écrire un livre (comme tous les professeurs américains) me demande où se trouve la citation suivante de Sainte-Beuve: „L’extrême félicité à peine séparée par une feuille tremblante de l’extrême désespoir, n’est-ce pas la vie?" Je vous ai lu assez pour savoir que vous connaissez la littérature française et que vous avez une mémoire étonnante. La phrase se trouve sans doute dans une des Causeries du lundi, mais laquelle? [ ]"

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Rose and Crown.

      London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1952. - VII, 307 pp. 8vo. With autogr. inscription signed: "For MacDonald Ebenezer Cornelius (Con) from Sean O'Casey. With warm regards & remembrance of many a laughing hour". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - First edition, signed on the title page. Both Scribner's "A" and Scribner's colophon on copyright page. Book is square, binding is tight and pages are clean. Spine tail has narrow sun fade line, otherwise near fine. Dust jacket very good+, priced $3.00. Spine and flap edges have some color deterioration, is now in a Brodart protective cover. 295 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wolfmueller's Books]
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        Les Belles de Nuit [The Beauties of the Night] (Original French Film Program)

      Franco London Films, 1952. Original French program for the 1953 film, "La Belles de Nuit," directed, produced, and written for the screen by Rene Clair, and starring Gina Lollobrigida. A typically artful Rene Clair production, which like the director's earlier "Le Silence est d'Or" presents a highly stylized (and lushly romanticized) vision of a bygone France. I n this film, a young composer, bored and irritated with the world of the present, gives himself over completely to daydreams of romance and adventure, hopping through time from the French Revolution to the Jazz Age. A beautifully put-together program, with a lovely tipped-on cover plate illustration by French poster artist Georges Allard, and a clear Mylar outer wrapper card covers, then a thinner, blue-tinted inner Mylar wrapper. Content includes an introductory essay by Clair, and duotone full-size photos of the cast. Saddle-stitched, 16 pages. 12.25 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine condition, with just a touch of fading to the card wrappers and a faint corner crease to the front and rear of the outer Mylar wrapper. A rare artifact from the 1950s French cinema that brings out the essence of Rene Clair's artistry and sense of beauty.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Ich sah und schnitt in Holz. Mit 40 Original-Holzschnitten (numerierte Ausgabe)

      Hergestellt bei Paul Hartung Hamburg, 1952. Herausgegeben in einer Auflage von 300 numerierten Exemplaren (hier vorliegend No. 138). Hardcoverausgabe (24 x 20,5 cm), Originalpappband mit Deckelvignette, sämtliche 40 Holzschnitte in einwandfrei sauberer Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT WEBER GbR]
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        6 papers by Barbara McClintock 1948-1952 her Nobel Prize work

      Carnegie Institute Year Book, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1948-1952 - A rare group of Barbara McClintock's most important papers. Included are: Mutiable Loci in Maize offprint from Carnegie Institution of Washington Year Book No. 47, for the year 1947-1948, pages 155 to 169. Issues December 10, 1948; Mutable Loci in Maize offprint from Carnegie Institution of Washington Year Book No. 48, for the year 1948-1949, pages 142 to 154. Issued December 9, 1949; Mutable Loci in Maize offprint from Carnegie Institution of Washington Year Book No. 49, for the year 1949-1950, pages 157-167. Issued December 15, 1950; The Origin and Behavior of Mutable Loci in Maize offprint from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 311-355, June 1950; Mutable Loci in Maize offprint from Carnegie Institution of Washington Year Book No. 50, for the year 1950-1951, pages 174 to 181. Issued December 14, 1951; Mutable Loci in Maize offprint from Carnegie Institution of Washington Year Book No. 51, for the year 1951-1952, pages 212 to 219. Issued December 12, 1952. 3 have J.T, Baldwin's stamp of ownership, 2 Norman H. Giles stamp of ownership, and one has Franz Schrader's ownership signature. All are in very good condition, with little rusted staples."Between 1948 and 1950, she developed a theory by which these mobile elements regulated the genes by inhibiting or modulating their action. She referred to Dissociator and Activator as "controlling units"?later, as "controlling elements"?to distinguish them from genes. She hypothesized that gene regulation could explain how complex multicellular organisms made of cells with identical genomes have cells of different function.[47] McClintock's discovery challenged the concept of the genome as a static set of instructions passed between generations.[2] In 1950, she reported her work on Ac/Ds and her ideas about gene regulation in a paper entitled "The origin and behavior of mutable loci in maize" published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In summer 1951, when she reported her work on the origin and behavior of mutable loci in maize at the annual symposium at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, presenting a paper of the same name. The paper delved into the instability caused by Dc and As or just As in four genes, along with the tendency of those genes to unpredictably revert to the wild phenotype. She also identified "families" of transposons, which did not interact with one another.[2][48][44]Her work on controlling elements and gene regulation was conceptually difficult and was not immediately understood or accepted by her contemporaries; she described the reception of her research as "puzzlement, even hostility".[49][44] Nevertheless, McClintock continued to develop her ideas on controlling elements. She published a paper in Genetics in 1953, where she presented all her statistical data, and undertook lecture tours to universities throughout the 1950s to speak about her work.[50] She continued to investigate the problem and identified a new element that she called Suppressor-mutator (Spm), which, although similar to Ac/Ds, acts in a more complex manner. Like Ac/Ds, some versions could transpose on their own and some could not; unlike Ac/Ds, when present, it fully suppressed the expression of mutant genes when they normally would not be entirely suppressed.[51] Based on the reactions of other scientists to her work, McClintock felt she risked alienating the scientific mainstream, and from 1953 stopped publishing accounts of her research on controlling elements."The importance of McClintock's contributions was revealed in the 1960s, when the work of French geneticists Francois Jacob and Jacques Monod described the genetic regulation of the lac operon, a concept she had demonstrated with Ac/Ds in 1951." Wikipedia Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribner's, 1952 A fine first edition (Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by Hemingway on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        D'Arcy Ryan's annotated copy of 'Australian Totemism.' A Re-examination of the Problem, with Special Reference to Recent Field Work. Thesis for the degree of B-Litt.'.

      Oxford:. 1952.. Hardcover. Very good condition. The author's copy of the typewritten thesis of Australian anthropologist D'Arcy Ryan, for the degree of B. Litt. at Lincoln College, Oxford, on Australian totemism, with his pencil annotations. D'Arcy Ryan (1923 - 2014) was born in Bondi, educated in Sydney and Oxford and lectured for 25 years at the University of Western Australia, an expert on the Mendi people of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The author put his academic work at Oxford into perspective in his autobiographical essay in another work, "Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands", edited by Terence Hays: "In these days, when many postgraduate students are demanding that supervisors be a cross between a parent, confessor, and nanny, the casual style of Oxford supervision may seem incredible; indeed, in retrospect, it was. I was rash enough to remark on this at one stage, and received the reply (from E -P) [Evans- Pritchard]: "I'm afraid we don't indulge in spoon feeding Here!" I came to realize that this meant in practice an almost complete abdication from any sense of duty or responsibility to students, who were singularly blessed to be Here [Oxford] at all." (University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1992. p200). Contents in the thesis include: the Ecological and Social Setting of Totemism; the Religious Life of the Aborigines; theories of Totemism; Appendix I: Circumcision and Subincision; Appendix II: Psycho-analytical theories: Freud and Roheim. 8vo, [iv], 272pp, folding map, map. Quarter blue cloth and dark blue buckram boards, with title at spine in white on black, printed by a label maker. Libraries Australia ID 42956953. OCLC: 271760713 cites only Oxford and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies holding copies.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with the publisher's colophon and an "A" on the copyright page. Near Fine, in an Near Fine dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. Blue cloth shows light foxing, lightly rubbed corners. End sheets toned. Dust jacket is a bit toned at the spine and edges, and very lightly edge worn. A nicer than usual copy of Hemingway's classic novella.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea (with DUSTWRAPPER PRINTED ON TWO SIDES)

      Jonathan Cape 1952 - First UK edition, first printing 1952. Blue cloth with red design and lettering to front cloth and spine. Lower edge uncut. In unclipped dustwrapper with no reviews on inner rear flap. However, removing the dustwrapper reveals that a completely different design is printed on the reverse of the dustwrapper with reviews from various literary sources. Because of the creases in the dustwrapper it would appear that this "other" design was, at one point, the main cover with the coloured pictorial design as the reverse. I am stumped as to which is the original and why the two designs are printed back to back. Promotional copy? I have never seen this format on the first edition, first printing before (or any other edition for that matter.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Post Mortem Books]
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        Charlotte's Web With drawings by Garth Williams

      Hamish Hamilton, London, 1952. The first printing of the first UK edition of White's juvenile classic. 8vo. 170pp. Powder blue boards with pictorial red lettering to spine and upper board. With forty-six Garth Williams' drawings, several full-page. Cloth at extreme head and base of backstrip just a little discoloured where the dust wrapper is defective, and tips of two corners gently bumped. A narrow strip of light spotting to endpapers, and just a little more to top- and fore edge. A very crisp and bright copy in non-price-clipped (8s. 6d. net) pictorial dust wrapper, a little tanned, spotted and edge worn with several tiny slivers of loss to spine ends and tips of corners. This first English edition is significantly more uncommon than the American issue, published by Harper in the same year.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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        Invisible Man

      Random House, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings. Cloth boards. Signed by Ralph Ellison on a tipped in page after the endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, shelf wear, light spots. Rubbing at the title, age toning, light stain at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, price clipped, shelf wear. Short tears, light stain at the rear flap. In a new mylar cover.

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        Real Algebraic Manifolds

      Princton University Press, Baltimore, MD 1952 - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of one of Nash's most important papers. Nash "was bent on proving himself a pure mathematician. Even before completing his thesis on game theory, he turned his attention to the trendy topic of geometric objects called manifolds. Manifolds play a role in many physical problems, including cosmology. Right off the bat, he made what he called 'a nice discovery relating to manifolds and real algebraic varieties.' Hoping for an appointment at Princeton or another prestigious math department, he returned to Princeton for a post-doctoral year and devoted himself to working out the details of the difficult proof. "Many breakthroughs in mathematics come from seeing unsuspected connections between objects that appear intractable and ones that mathematicians have already got their arms around. Dismissing conventional wisdom, Nash argued that manifolds were closely related to a simpler class of objects called algebraic varieties. Loosely speaking, Nash asserted that for any manifold it was possible to find an algebraic variety one of whose parts corresponded in some essential way to the original object. To do this, he showed, one has to go to higher dimensions. "Nash's theorem was initially greeted with skepticism. Experts found the notion that every manifold could be described by a system of polynomial equations implausible. 'I didn't think he would get anywhere,' said his Princeton adviser. "Nash completed 'Real Algebraic Manifolds,' his favorite paper and the only one he concedes is nearly perfect, in the fall of 1951. Its significance was instantly recognized. 'Just to conceive the theorem was remarkable,' said Michael Artin, a mathematician at MIT. Artin and Barry Mazur, who was a student of Nash's at MIT, later used Nash's result to resolve a basic problem in dynamics, the estimation of periodic points. Artin and Mazur proved that any smooth map from a compact manifold to itself could be approximated by a smooth map such that the number of periodic points of period p grows at most exponentially with p. The proof relied on Nash's work by translating the dynamic problem into an algebraic one of counting solutions to polynomial equations." (Kuhn and Nasar, The Essential John Nash). IN: Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 56., No. 3, pp. 405-421. Baltimore, MD: Princeton University Press, 1952. Octavo, original printed wrappers. Toning to spine and some light toning to rear wrappers; a hint of edgewear. An extremely well-preserved copy of one of Nash's greatest work. RARE in original wrappers and without any institutional stamps. Note:: A custom box is available for this item for an additional $225.

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        Correspondance/Romans/Oeuvres Intimes/Voyages en Italie/Voyages en France. 9 Bände

       Gallimard, Paris, 1952 - 1992 Zusammen ca. 10200 S, Ganzledereinbände mit Goldprägung und Lesebändchen - sehr gute Exemplare/French Edition / Volume 4/13/109/304/249/386/158/196/199 de la \"\"Bibliotheque de la Pleiade\"\" / Dünndruckausgabe - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Französische Literatur

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