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        Zorba the Greek

      John Lehmann, 1952 First Edition & First Edition in English with Kazantzakis' name spelled "Kazantzaki" both on the dust jacket & on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book near fine, two front corners very slightly bent, previous owner's inscription on front free end paper, some minor darkening and foxing on paste-downs and end papers, book shop stamp at bottom of rear paste-down, some foxing on inside of dj, no soiling. Flap price The basis for the 1964 film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn. Comes in custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Charlotte’s Web


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        Physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere. Presented to Wernher von Braun.

      Albuquerque: U. New Mexico Press, 1952. White, Clayton Samuel (1912-2004) and Otis O. Benson, Jr. (1902-82). Physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere: A study of the aeropause. xxiv, 611pp. 46 plates, including colored frontispiece. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1952. 255 x 172 mm. Original cloth, printed dust-jacket, light wear. Very good copy. Presentation Copy, inscribed in White’s hand to Wernher von Braun (1912-77) on the front free endpaper: “for Dr. W. von Braun / With the compliments of the Editors. / Clayton S. White Otis. / O. Benson Jr. C.S.W. / Wernher, / My personal thanks for your contribution and for your help. / Best regards, / Sam.” First Edition of the proceedings of the first international symposium on space medicine, summarizing research done in the United States from the end of World War II to November 1951. During this time the United States was starting to develop its space program, which had begun with the U.S.’s acquisition of German rocket technology and specialists after the defeat of the Nazis in 1945. One of the leaders of the U.S. space program was Wernher von Braun, the recipient of this copy, who had helped design the V-2 rocket in Nazi Germany; after coming to the United States, von Braun served as director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and was the chief architect of the Saturn V rocket that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon in 1969. Von Braun participated in the symposium, contributing a paper on “The return of a winged rocket vehicle from a satellite orbit to the Earth” (pp. 432-440); the paper consisted of a partial excerpt from von Braun’s Das Marsprojekt (1952). 7175.

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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. Regal-HH-apw42559 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weber GbR]
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        Orm og Tyr.

      Kbhvn.: Wivels Forlag 1952. Med Træsnit af Sven Havsteen-Mikkelsen. 382 + [8] s. Indbundet ubeskåret med de orig. omslag og guldsnit foroven i smukt privat helbind af ufarvet nigerskind med guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet signeret Ole Olsen 1974 Co'libri. Navnestempel på inderside af forpermen.. Kettel 18. 11. 1952

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        Les Chants De Maldoror - Illustrated with 125 etchings by Bernard BUFFET

      Les Dix, Paris 1952 - #### FRANCAIS #### - PRESENTATION : grand in-4 en feuilles en deux volumes sous emboitages noirs. - ILLUSTRATION : 125 gravures originales gravées par Bernrd BUFFET. - TIRAGE : Limité à 125 exemplaires. - PAPIER : Vélin d'Arches filigrané "Les Dix" et "Maldoror". - TAILLE : 30 x 40 cm. - INFORMATIONS : Catalog Raisonné Rheims ref. #4 to 128. Premier livre illustré par Bernard Buffet, cette oeuvre monumentale comporte 125 gravures qui préfigurent l'ensemble des thèmes majeurs de Buffet : la Provence et le Sud, les paysages marins, les oiseaux et bien sûr, l'absurde, la guerre, la souffrance, les autoportraits, le fantastique. A ce titre, ce portfolio est particulièrement recherché par les mateurs. - ETAT : Très Bon état, petits défauts aux emboitages. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE #### ENGLISH #### - PRESENTATION : in-folio in leaves in two black cases. - ILLUSTRATED : With 125 original etchings by Bernard BUFFET. - PRINTER : Atelier Daragnes. - LIMITED : 125 copies, this one bears n° 57. - PAPER : Arches Vellum with watermark "Les dix", "Arches" or "Maldoror". - SIZE : 12 x 16". - REFERENCES : Catalog Raisonne Rheims References #4 to 128. - INFORMATIONS: First illustrated book created by Bernard Buffet, Maldoror is a very look fo portfolio. The collector will find in this portfolio all the classical subjects of Buffet : birds, Provence, seascape, absurdity, fantasy, self portraits. - CONDITION : Very good condition, light deffects to the cases. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Oiseau Rare.

      - P. Editions Arc-en-ciel 1952. Petit in-4°sous couverture bleue rempliée, chemise et étui. 16 eaux-fortes originales en noir de Gus BOFA (et non pas 17 comme annoncé). Tirage limité à 125 exemplaires, un des 93 sur grand vélin d'Arches enrichi d'un premier état des gravures (il manque malheureusement une planche dans la suite). Rare et bel exemplaire signé par Gus BOFA. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Scribner's, New York 1952 - (1/2) THE DEDICATION COPY. Black cloth. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Tan dust jacket has chips to tips of browned and rubbed spine, horizontal spine tear; panels have small chips at outer corners, some browning; split front flap internally repaired with clear archival paper tape; good, flap price intact. Tipped in is a short Autograph Note Signed: "To my dear Dada, without whose unfailing help and encouragement this book would never have been written. With my respect and my love, Aubrey. Amalfi. Feb. 18. 1952". The printed dedication reads "This first work of my maturity is for my mother and my father". Menen's father was Kali Narain Menon. Though not indicated in any way, this copy came from the library of noted Canadian author and film maker Ted Allan. "The story is laid in a small village in postwar Italy. The plot revolves around the adoption by the Duke of Gallodoro of his presumed bastard son, a street urchin who has devoted most of his tender years to becoming the best thief in the village.Under these circumstances, as a base, Mr. Menen sallies forth in all directions, wielding a wicked lance at the foibles of our time. He jousts with hypocrisy, pomposity, cynicism, morals, politics, and philosophy. " - jacket flap. Signed or inscribed books by the Indian-Irish author are uncommon in the market. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        La ballade de la geôle de Reading. - L'artiste en prison

      Falaize 1952 - - Falaize, Paris 1952, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Nouvelle édition de la traduction française établie par Jacques Bour et édition originale de la célèbre préface d'Albert Camus, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Madagascar, tirage de tête. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus : "A Michel Simon grand artiste avec les voeux chaleureux d'un de ses vieux admirateurs" enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé du traducteur Jacques Bour : "A Michel Simon qui ferait crouler tous les murs!" Rare et bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition of the French translation by Jacques Bour and first edition of the famous preface of Albert Camus, one of 50 copies numbered on vellum Madagascar, deluxe edition. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus: "A Michel Simon great artist with warm wishes from one of his old admirers" enriched autograph autograph dedication of the author signed translator Jacques Bour: "A Michel Simon that would collapse the walls! " Rare and beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Archive of 1952 Presidential Campaign Speeches

      Springfield: Stevenson Campaign Headquarters. 1952. The transcriptions of 56 speeches given by Stevenson during the Presidential election season of 1952, beginning with his welcoming address to the Democratic National Convention on July 21, when he was speaking as Governor of the host state of Illinois and before he was drafted as the Democratic Party's Presidential candidate. The second speech here begins: "I accept your nomination and your program. I should have preferred to hear those words uttered by a stronger, wiser, better man than myself." 54 more speeches follow, all issued as news releases and most on Stevenson Campaign Headquarters letterhead. The final speech was given on November 1 (Election Day was November 4). Stevenson lost to Eisenhower, winning 44% of the popular vote but carrying only 9 states. A chronological record of Stevenson's entire first run for President: each release runs 3-10 pages, so hundreds of pages of Presidential politics from a half century ago, with equal opportunity to note how much things have changed and how much they have not. Photo-reproduced legal-sized sheets; minor edge wear; a few pages detached from corner staples; large coffee ring on the first page of the second news release. In all, a near fine lot, representing these speeches' first appearance in printed form. A number of them were published in book form by Random House prior to the 1952 election, with a Foreword by John Steinbeck. First Edition. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Natural

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. First edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Wise Blood

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 A near fine first edition (so stated on copyright page) inscribed by O'Connor on the front free endpaper. Very good dust jacket still has original $3 price but has some discoloration. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition first issue with the Scribner’s seal and the “A” on the copyright page. 8vo, publisher’s original pale blue cloth in the first issue illustrated dust-jacket with portrait of Hemingway on the back panel tinted in blue. 140 pp. A fine, clean, tight, handsome and well preserved copy. A very clean and crisp copy with fine dustjacket showing only a miniscule paper chip, unobtrusive and nearly imperceptible at the spine panel. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF WHAT IS ARGUABLY, THE AUTHOR’S MOST GREATEST WORK. Hemingway’s Nobel Prize winning novel and one of the most perfect works penned in the 20th century. Eric Linklater for the Broadsheet states, “Hemingway has written nothing so beautiful as this brief tale, and nowhere, I think has his vision of heroic scars of live been so surely realized... It is a little book in space but read it three times and it grows in the mind like an old story of one’s childhood: so certain it is, so satisfying are its pains and valiancy.”

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 140 pp. Light blue cloth-covered boards with silver lettering on the spine. Price of $3.00 on front flap of jacket. Grissom A.24.1.a (Binding A, Jacket A). The last novel to be published during Hemingway's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a key influence in Hemingway's receipt of the Nobel Prize. An attractive copy of one of the most acclaimed and important works in American literature. Some rubbing to the lettering on the spine else Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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        The Decisive Moment (First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Board and jacket design by Henri Matisse. 126 black and white plates with original "Captions" booklet laid-in as issued. One of the most influential collections of 20th century street photography ever released; popularized by Cartier-Bresson's unique ability to capture the emotive nature of his subjects. The book's title came from an 17th century essay by Cardinal de Retz, in which he states "there is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment." As a result, the concept of waiting for the correct "moment" has been attributed to modern photographic technique ever since. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Boards slightly bowed and toned at the edges, with light rubbing overall. Jacket has some dampstaining at the rear panel and flap, light toning at the spine, and a few closed tears. Roth 101, pp. 134-135. Parr & Badger Vol. 1, pp. 208-209.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      [Tokyo 1952, Unsodo]. Reprint of 1894 edition, grey accord-. ion folding boards, vols 2,3,4 of 5 vol set, very good, with. pastel and Sumi color illustrations, partial set, as is,. beautifully illustrated,delicately executed, 36 color pages.. A BEAUTIFUL & MOST DELICATE COLOR ALBUM SET OF 5 VOLUMES "Models For Painting" was celebrated as a classic and Taki enjoyed a position of influence as an outstanding Bunjin-ga artist of the Meiji era. The work was obviously influenced by Taki's observation of the two most famous classics on Chinese painting, the manuals: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN and the TEN BAMBOO STUDIO. * His brilliant impressions of birds, bugs, fish, flowers, fruits, bamboo, rocks [as in scholar's rocks] and landscapes are done with a skilled hand in pastel colors and shades of Sumi ink. A lovely, tender work, exhibiting all of the best composition of the classics. * The work is 16 x 25.5 cm., nicely executed. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        An Address Delivered by William Faulkner, Oxford, Mississippi, At The Seventeenth Annual Meeting Of Delta Council, May 15, 1952

      Cleveland, MS: (Delta Council), 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Softcover. Very mild toning and spotting to the edges of the covers, else near fine in original stapled green wrappers. Staples very slightly rusted. Interior clean and bright.. Slim booklet. 9.5 x 21.5 cm. [8] pp. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Cronica de cavallers catalans

      - Ed. Asociación de Bibliófilos de Barcelona. Barcelona, 1952. 33 cm. 1952-1954. Imp. Joan Sallent. Transcripció i estudi crític per Alexandre d'Armengol i de Pereyra. 2 vol.: (I) LIV-270 p., 9 f. (II) XXXI-252 p., 10 f. Il lustrat amb escuts a color. Edició numerada i nominada de 100 exemplars, en paper de fil. Lleuger senyal d'òxid.

      [Bookseller: Antiquària Malda, Llibreria]
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        Player Piano

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Book club edition. Signed and dated by Kurt Vonnegut, with a self-portrait. Very Good, in dust jacket. Three small water drops to topstain, which occasionally lightly extend into margins. Dust jacket shows toning to spine panel, light edge wear and a tiny chip missing at the front flap fold, about an inch from the bottom. Boldly signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a lovely drawing.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Charlotte's Web. With drawings by Garth Williams

      Hamish Hamilton, London, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st Edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Conrad Felixmüller. Ich sah und schnitt in Holz.

      1952 - 41 S. Limitierte, numerierte Auflage von 300 Expl. Dieses Expl trägt die Nummer 237. Signiert von Conrad Felixmüller. Mit 40 in den Jahren 1948 bis 1951 entstandenen Holzschnitten. Sehr guter Zustand Bibl-Ex. Buchdeckel leicht fleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 Hardcover/ Pappband fest gebunden [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Haker GmbH & Co. KG]
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      Published by Harper & Bros, 1952. 1st USA edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Williams, Garth. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Beige cloth with blue titles. Blue decorated endpapers. B/w text illustrations. A charming story of Charlotte the spider and how she helps Wilbur the pig. Light bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little foxing and browning to pages, mostly at edges. Wrapper is creased and grubby, with browning and edge-tears; minimal loss. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Zorba the Greek

      London: John Lehmann. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1952. First English. Hardback. Illustrated brown d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; a little marked; very intact, but light wear to head and tail of spine, with tiny losses; internally reinforced. D/jkt by Stein. Red boards; silver titling, bright; binding tight. Kazantzakis' name misspelled as Kazantzaki throughout. ; 319 pages .

      [Bookseller: Walden Books]
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        Invisible Man

      Random House, New York 1952 - First edition, first printing book in later state jacket (Gordon Parks' photo of Ellison on rear panel, but price of $5.95). Inscribed by Ellison to Random House publisher Fred Goldstein per previous bookseller typed note. A mysterious character as we've been unable to find records on this man. Ellison did not publish much in his lifetime, so it wouldn't require a large imaginative leap to think Mr. Goldstein played a role during the publication of Invisible Man. Nonetheless, inscribed first printings are relatively rare and a welcome addition to any collection. An important work touching on many critical issues including race and existentialism. Both book and jacket in near fine condition with minor wear to extremities but still very pleasing. Housed in custom case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Noguer, Barcelona 1952 - 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. Slight wear and a touch of tanning at edges, very good, uncut. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        Notre-Dame des-fleurs. Roman. Monte-Carlo, aux depens d'un amateur (1944). 4to. 265 S. Halbmaroquinbd. mit Rückentitel.

      0 - Erstausgabe von Genets umstrittenen Erstlingsroman. Im Gefängnis geschrieben und auf Cocteaus Veranlassung veröffentlicht. Unter dem Vorwurf der Pornographie ist der Roman wiederholt Gegenstand gerichtlicher Prozesse gewesen. Sartre, der sich für die Begnadigung des zu lebenslänglichem Zuchthaus verurteilten Autors eingesetzt hat, und dessen Schrift "Saint Genet, comedien et martyr (1952)" wesentlich zum Verständnis von Genets Werk beitrug, sieht in Notre-Dame-des-fleurs einen der bedeutendsten Romane unseres Jahrhunderts. Nur in 350 numerierten Exemplaren für die Subskribenten gedruckt. Sehr schönes Exemplar in rotem Halbleder. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther]
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        Excellent Women

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1952., 1952. FIRST EDITION. ASSOCIATION COPY: Inscribed by the author's parents to flyleaf, dated September 1953. Octavo; pp.256. Publisher's brown hardcovers in the original colour-printed dustjacket. Some minor edgewear to jacket else a clean, near fine copy of Barbara Pym's second book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        East of Eden

      Viking Press, 1952 FIRST EDITION of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden." Published in New York by The Viking Press in 1952. First Edition, indicated by matching publication dates on the title and copyright pages and the statement "First published by The Viking Press in September 1952" on copyright page. Published one decade before Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature. Book near fine, lower front corner very slightly bent, upper foredge has barely visible darkening. Dust jacket very good-almost near fine, minor wear along edges, minor tanning at top of edges. Very nice copy. Flap price $4.50. Comes in custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Werbe-Plakat 20 Jahre Globi. Farbiger Druck auf Papier (gerollt) 120 x 90 cm.

      Zürich, 1952 - Zürich, 1952. 20-jähriges Jubiläumsplakat, Globi mit Ei.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine lettered in metallic silver, author's signature to the front board in blind; in the original unclipped dust jacket, with an illustration of houses along a coast to front panel, olive tint photograph of the author by Lee Samuels to the rear panel. Near fine, with light toning to the spine, a hint of wear to the spine ends, very slight lean to the spine; unclipped dust jacket, with minor wear to the spine ends, a hint of toning to the spine, short closed tear at the spine tail, faint toning to the spine, bright and clean panels. A fresh copy. Hanneman A24. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most popular and widely acclaimed novels and the winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Additionally, The Old Man and the Sea is accredited with being a major contributor to Hemingway's 1954 awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature. The plot tells of elderly protagonist Santiago, a fisherman, and his struggle with a giant Marlin off the coast of Havana, Cuba. Metaphorically, it is the story of Hemingway's own struggle to continue to write and preserve his art in spite of his fame and the cost it has taken on his mental and physical health; like Santiago who had not caught a fish in months, Hemingway had not written a novel since over a decade prior. This award-winning novel was Hemingway's last significant piece of writing before his death in 1961.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near/Dust Jacket Included.

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        East Of Eden

      Viking, NY, 1952. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original lime-green cloth in near fine condition, firm binding, and extremely clean pages. Many extant dustjackets are price-clipped, but this one shows $4.50 on the front flap. There are some chips to the extremities, a tear to the lower front edge and some bits of rubbing, otherwise the jacket is very good, with the author's photograph on the rear panel. Often regarded as Steinbeck's masterpiece, this is a very decent copy.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        A History of Golf in Great Britain.

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd.,, 1952. With a foreword by Sir George Cunningham, GCIE, KCSI. Captain (1950-51) of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, cream endpapers, all edges gilt. With 5 colour plates and numerous black and white plates. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. The other contributors are H. Gardiner-Hill; Sir Guy Campbell; Henry Cotton; Henry Longhurst; Leonard Crawley; Enid Wilson; Lord Brazabon of Tara.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Wise Blood.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1952. Octavo. Original yellow boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and rubbed with a couple of small splits to spine ends, circulation card envelope laid down to front pastedown, inscribed note tipped-in to front free endpaper, tape residue to front free endpaper, flaps from a later edition of the book taped to rear endpaper. Overall a very good copy, internally clean, in the repaired and restored jacket. First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket with the $3.00 price and the correct setting of the front flap. This copy was presented by the author to the Shoenberg Library of the National Jewish Hospital in Colarado, and with the library's stamp to the first blank. The book is accompanied by a letter from the author to the Phillip Houtz, director of the hospital on 28 June 1952, informing him that the book would arrive shortly from her publishers. This is the author's landmark first book, of which only 3,000 copies were printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Grabhorn Press] HUNGERFIELD

      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1952. Limited Edition, one of 30 copies privately printed for friends of the author. Hard Cover. Folio. Bound as issued in linen backed boards; stamped spine label; boards are trifle rubbed at the edges; a bit of sunning to the covers towards the top; an early newspaper clipping with a Jeffers poem is laid down on the front pastedown with some offsetting to the preliminary leaves; residue below this clipping suggests another such item was pasted down and has come off. This edition predates the trade printing of "Hungerfield" by two years. An exceptionally scarce Grabhorn Press and Jeffers item--one of only 30 printed at least 10 of which are currently held by institutions making it all the more uncommon for this title to come on the market. It is inscribed by Jeffers to Melba Berry Bennet who was a close friend and his biographer. An extraordinary association copy of an extremely scarce book. GB 529. Signed by Jeffers.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        The Vagrant Mood

      London: William Heinemann, 1952. Limited Numbered First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine/Near Fine Slipcase. A lovely Limited Numbered First Edition signed by the author. Numbered 213 of 500 Limited Edition copies. Bound in half mushroom calf with blue calf boards, the book is in Near Fine condition with only touches of light wear. With gold top edge gilt, rough cut edges, and the remnants of the scarce glassine dustjacket. The slipcase is black and solid with only light wear at the corners. A beautiful copy and a scarce important signature.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Peter Pan Punchout Book.

      Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co.,, 1952. Octavo. Original pictorial paper wraps. Pictures from the Walt Disney Film Mild wear along edges. All figures remain intact on the pages. A scarce film tie-in punch out book, which allows the reader to create a scene from the film, including Captain Hook's pirate ship. A scarce Disney ephemera piece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Sensory Order: An Inquiry Into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology

      Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 209 pages. Bibliography. Index. Hayek aims "... to work out certain implications of generally accepted facts or assumptions in order to use them as an explanation of the central problem of the nature of mental phenomena." - from Preface. Prior owner's signature atop front free endpaper, otherwise book very clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear to dark green cloth-covered boards. Binding tight. Price-clipped dust jacket, lacking several chips and tanned at spine, is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Machlup B-10.

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        The Grass Harp A Play

      Random House, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing. First Printing stated on copyright page. Signed, dated, gift inscription by Capote on the FFEP-"For . . With Love from Truman 1952". Published with a lime green stain on top page edges. Rough beige cloth covered boards. Binding is tight and pages are clean and crisp. A very nice clean, secure, collectible copy. 118 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wolfmueller's Books]
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