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        The Complete Poems and Plays.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1952. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine in silver and silver on blue ground, facsimile of the author's signature in silver on blue ground to front board, top edge green. With the pictorial jacket. Contemporary bookseller's ticket tipped-in on front free endpaper; recipient's ownership inscription to front pastedown in pencil. Light spotting to cloth, partial toning to title. An excellent copy in a chipped and creased jacket. First collected edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Inscribed for Maisie Drew by T. S. Eliot, Webster Groves, 3.vi.53." Laid in is a Wall Street Journal article on Eliot, published a few days after the poet's death.

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        From the Palestine Diary of Eric Gill

      High Wycombe: Hague Gill & Davey Ltd, 1952. First edition. 70 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Blue cloth. Very Rare. First edition. 70 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. see Gill 54a

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        Player Piano

      Scribners, 1952 A very good first edition (with the Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with slight offsetting from tape on flaps. SIGNED by Vonnegut on a card laid in. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        A Buyer's Market

      Heinemann, London 1952 - HARDBACK - A very good book, free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. The text block is toned as expected, due to the quality of paper used in the books production. The dust wrapper is in very good condition, free of any forms of restoration. There is slight loss to the spine tips, and to the top corner of the rear flap fold. The orange portion of the spine has faded, but overall, the wrapper is a clean example with the printed price of 12s.6d.net present. The dust wrapper is the correct first edition, first impression with the wider front and rear flaps. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - First Edition authentically SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Ernest Hemingway on the front endpaper. Includes a letter of provenance. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or pieces missing. The book is bound in the publisher's blue cloth with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the book. A wonderful association copy of the early edition SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway. Beware of forgeries out there. See our website to learn more about genuine Hemingway signatures. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        French Country Cooking Decorated by John Minton [Second Impression] SECOND IMPRESSION IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      John Lehmann,, [1952]. 8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with frontispiece, illustrated title, and numerous full-page and smaller illustrations in the text, small, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper, fore-edge very lightly speckled; original holland cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in bright, clean unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped (just affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. Published four months after the first impression. David's second book, and to many the finest of the three classic titles that changed the nature of English cookery for ever. In common with her first work 'A Book of Mediterranean Food' this volume is greatly enhanced by the wonderful Minton illustrations. All early issues are very scarce in anything like this condition

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        Two early letters from his graduate school days in Boston

      Boston: "June 15, 1951; September 18", 1952. "The first is a 11" x 8½" T.L.s. to the Dean of the Boston University Graduate School, Charles W. Alter: "I have been accepted in Boston University Graduate School as a regular student and a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Systematic Theology. I am now interested in finding living accomodations on the campus...A single room would be preferable...I am also interested in applying for a graduate Fellowship..." The request for accomodations is not a matter which was taken lightly. In 1965 King was quoted in the Boston Globe as saying, "I remember very well trying to find a place to live. I went into place after place where there were signs that rooms were for rent. They were for rent until they found out I was a Negro, and then suddenly they had just been rented." The second letter is a 9½" x 7¾" A.L.s. on a pre-printed Boston Graduate School "Petition to the faculty." 14 lines, approx. 110 words: "I am desirous of taking twelve hours towards the PhD degree this semester...At present I have completed twenty-eight hours towards the degree, and passed the French examination. I plan to take the German examination in October, 1952...For the past two years I have been a close student of German. In the light of thuis I am fairly certain that I can pass the examination..." The letter is signed "Martin L. King, Jr. / Graduate Student.""

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        Apollinaire with 11 original prints by Matisse

      Apollinaire. Rouveyre, Andre, Illustrated by Matisse. Paris: Raisons d'Etre, 1952. One of 330 copies on "velin d'arches a la forme", with 11 original prints, cover included (1 etching with aquatint, 7 lithographs and 3 small linocuts), printed by Mourlot. Condition: Pictorial paper wrappers in decorative cardboard chemise lightly worn, frontispiece with light offsetting, Overall in very good condition.

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        The Spirit of Liberty: Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand

      1952. Inscribed by Learned Hand to a Notable International Lawyer Hand, Learned [1872-1961]. The Spirit of Liberty: Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand Collected, And With an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. xxx, 262, [2] pp. Cloth in moderately worn dust jacket, large chip to foot of spine. Author inscription to Frank Oppenheimer on front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * The inscription reads: "To Franz M. Oppenheimer,/ We both see things through/ much the same lenses, I think,/ and that is indeed a bond./ Learned Hand." One of the most significant American jurists of the twentieth century, Hand was a judge of the U.S. Southern District of New York from 1904-1924 and a judge of the Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, from 1924 to 1956. His judgments were renowned for their lucidity and elegance. Franz Oppenheimer [1919-2014] was a notable international lawyer who specialized in international banking and finance.

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        Fear God and Dread Nought; The Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher of Kilverstone. Volume I: The Making of an Admiral 1854-1904; Volume II: Years of Power 1904-1914; Volume III: Restoration, Abdication and Last Years 1914-1920 [Three Volumes Complete all First Editions in Dust Wrappers]

      Published by Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, London First Editions 1952-1959. Three Volumes. 1952-1959. Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher's original cherry red buckram covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spines. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contents: Volume I (first edition 1952) 377 pages, frontispiece + 5 other photo-plates; Volume II (first edition 1956) 521 pages, frontispiece + 1 other photo-plate; Volume III (first edition 1959) 661 pages, frontispiece + 5 other photo-plates. Very Good condition books with slight age tanning to the page edges, in Very Good condition dust wrappers with light rubbing across the spine ends, not price clipped. Dust wrappers supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. - "A Classic of Children's Literature"One of the Best-Selling American Children's Books of all Time" WHITE, E.B. Charlotte's Web. Illustrated by Garth Williams. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, [1952]. First edition, first printing with "I-B" on verso of title-page. Octavo 7 15/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 202 x 134 mm.). [viii] 184 pp. With numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Original gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in black and blue, blue decorative endpapers. Two tiny little creases on the top corners of the boards otherwise as new. In the original unclipped first issue color pictorial dust jacket with the price "2.50" on the front flap. A fine copy of the book in its original and very fine dust jacket. Easily the best copy that we have ever seen of this children's classic.Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author Elwyn Brooks White (1899-1985) and illustrated by Garth Williams (1912-1996); it was published on October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers. "Dear Miss Nordstrom: I've recently finished another children's book, but have put it away for a while to ripen ," wrote E.B. White to the renowned children's books editor at Harper & Brothers on the first of March, 1951. The story did not so much ripen as find itself reconstituted, ending up as one of the best-selling American children's books of all time with translations into over twenty languages." (Grolier 100 Childrens' Literature, p.274).The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. After her father spares the life of a piglet from slaughtering it as runt of the litter, a little girl named Fern Arable nurtures the piglet lovingly, naming him Wilbur. On greater maturity, Wilbur is sold to Fern's uncle, Homer Zuckerman, in whose barnyard he is left yearning for companionship but is snubbed by other barn animals, until befriended by a barn spider named Charlotte, living on a web overlooking Wilbur's enclosure. Upon Wilbur's discovery that he is intended for slaughter, she promises to hatch a plan guaranteed to spare his life. Accordingly, she secretly weaves praise of him into her web, attracting publicity among Zuckerman's neighbors who attribute the praise to divine intervention. As time passes, more inscriptions appear on Charlotte's webs, increasing his renown. Therefore, Wilbur is entered in the county fair, accompanied by Charlotte and the rat Templeton, whom she employs in gathering inspiration for her messages. There, Charlotte spins an egg sac containing her unborn offspring, and Wilbur, despite winning no prizes, is later celebrated by the fair's staff and visitors (thus made too prestigious alive to justify killing him). Exhausted apparently by laying eggs, Charlotte remains at the fair and dies shortly after Wilbur's departure. Having returned to Zuckerman's farm, Wilbur guards Charlotte's egg sac, and is saddened further when the new spiders depart shortly after hatching. The three smallest remain, however. Pleased at finding new friends, Wilbur names the spiderlings Joy, Nellie, and Aranea, and the book concludes by mentioning that more generations of spiders kept him company in subsequent years.Charlotte's Web was adapted into an animated feature by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Productions in 1973. Paramount released a direct-to-video sequel, Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure, in the U.S. in 2003 (Universal released the film internationally). A live-action film version of E. B. White's original story was released in 2006.Grolier 100 Children's Literature #92. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Applied Veterinary Anatomy

      Dr. Robert E. Habel, Usa 1952 - This Novel Is For The Collectors Of True First Editions Dr. Robert E. Habel Became Professor Emeritus Of Veterinary Anatomy At The College Of Veterinary Medicine (Cvm) At Cornell University When He Retired In 1978. He Was Born And Raised In Toledo, Ohio. His Parents Were Descended From German, Swiss And Scotch-Irish Immigrants. During The Summer, Dr. Habel Often Visited The Farms Run By His Grandparents, Uncles And Aunts. While At Devilbiss High School In Toledo, Ohio He Excelled In The Study Of German And Learned Freestyle Wrestling At The Ymca. Dr. Habel Received His D.V.M. Degree From The Cvm At The Ohio State University In 1941. Following Graduation, He Joined The Meat Inspection Division Of The U.S.D.A In Philadelphia. In 1942 He Was Drafted As A Private In The U.S. Army And Then Was Transferred To The Army Veterinary Corps In 1943 As 1St Lieutenant. He Was Initially Stationed In Dallas, Texas Where He Attended Night Classes At Smu To Learn Russian. Then He Was Assigned To Calcutta, India For Meat Inspection Duty Following Which He Was Reassigned To Head The Meat Inspection Detachment In Kunming, China. While In The Chinaburma-India Theater, He Also Attended To The Health Of The Army Mules And Continued His Study Of Russian By Correspondence. In 1946, He Was Discharged From The Regular Army As Major And In 1967, He Retired From The U.S. Army Reserve As A Lt. Colonel. In 1946, He Was Appointed Instructor In Veterinary Anatomy At The Cvm At The Ohio State University Where He Earned His M.Sc. Degree In 1947. In 1947, Dr. Habel Was Recruited By Dr. Malcolm Miller, Head Of The Department Of Anatomy At The Cvm At Cornell University And Appointed Assistant Professor. In 1956 He Received His M.V.D. From The University Of Utrecht For His Studies On The Innervation Of The Ruminant Stomach. In 1960, Dr. Habel Was Appointed Professor And Head Of The Department Of Anatomy At Cornell University, A Position He Held Until 1976. Dr. Habel Was Recognized By His Anatomical Peers Throughout The World For His Professional Excellence. He Readily Translated French, German, Dutch And Russian. In 1979, He Served As A Senior Staff Member In The Department Of Functional Morphology At The University Of Utrecht In The Netherlands And In 1981 He Was A Williams Visiting Scholar In The Department Of Anatomy At The University Of Sydney In Australia. He Served As President Of The American Association Of Veterinary Anatomists (1965-1966) And The World Association Of Veterinary Anatomists (1971-1975). He Received A Distinguished Alumnus Award From The Ohio State University In 1983, Was Honored In 1988 With The Outstanding Achievement Award By The American Association Of Veterinary Anatomists And In 1996 Received The Outstanding Service Award From The New York State Veterinary Medical Society. Dr. Habel Was One Of The Founding Members Of The International Association Of Veterinary Anatomists (Iava) In 1957. At Their Meeting In Freiburg, Germany, The Iava Established The International Committee On Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature (Icvan) And Elected Dr. Habel To Chair The Subcommittee On Splanchnology. At The Next Meeting Of The Icvan In 1963, He Was Appointed Vice Chairman And As Part Of The Editorial Committee Was Instrumental In Establishing The First Edition Of Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria (Nav) In 1968. Dr. Habel Continued As Chairman Of The Subcommittee On Splanchnology Up To And Including The Fourth Edition Of The Nav In 1994. He Was Appointed Chair Of Icvan From 1980-1986. Together With Other Colleagues, He Elaborated And Further Developed The Principles And Criteria Of The Icvan, Thus Creating The Solid Basis For A Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature That Received Worldwide Acceptance. The 5Th Edition Of The Nav Was Respectfully Dedicated To Dr. Habel, Amongst Others, In Appreciation And Gratitude For The Many Years Of Expert Work Of This Outstanding Veterinary Anatomist. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1952. Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, spider's web blocked in silver foil across the boards, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, dark blue endpapers with the original endpapers bound in, silver edges. Black and white illustrations in the text. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. In charming Chelsea Bindery designed binding.

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        Max Gubler.

      Ed. du Griffon, Neuchâtel 1952 - Neuchâtel, Ed. du Griffon, 1952. 4°. 12 S.; 8 farb. Tafeln. Mit einer hs. signierten und datierten Originalradierung. In 2 OBr.-Decken, in einer OFranz.-Br.-Decke, in Kt.-Mappe. =Quatrième album de la collection L'art suisse contemporain. - Eines von 100 deutschen Exemplaren mit einer Originalradierung, erschien in total 700 deutschen 500 französischen Exemplaren. - Die Radierung von Gubler in Bleistift bezeichnet: II. Zustand Probedruck. Für Exemplar 554. - Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Max Gubler an Walter und Alice Hugelshofer, dat. 21.XII.52. - (Mappe leicht gebräunt). - Sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch In 2 OBr.-Decken, in einer OFranz.-Br.-Decke, in Kt.-Mappe. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Album with 287 original photographs. Eine Reise von Professor Dr. Paul Metzner im Jahre 1952

      - Original photogrpaphs, silver prints, 12,5 x 17,5 and 8,5 x 11 cm, in halfcloth boards with ties strenghts, leather clothing, 4to oblong with giltlettered title Java. KEYWORDS:java/indonesia/photo

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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1952. 12 issues

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo, 1952. Large 8vo. Original wraps. 12 issues complete for the year Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 1951--1959 -- ( ) « » -- , , . 1937 « ». 1941 1945, 1995, 1998--1999, 2009--2010. , 1990- ( 1996 1997 ). 2010 1 2 . 1945--1953 , 1954--1990

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        Zorba the Greek

      London: John Lehmann. Near Fine/Very Good. 1952. First UK Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. 8" x 5.25" This copy has all the correct points for a first UK printing including the misspelling of the author's name. Very small previous owner's name on the front pastedown, easily missed; minor ageing only to the book. The dust jacket is not price-clipped and has small chips at the top of the spine and top corner, and a small. closed edge tear. Weysprings Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and subscribes to the Association's Code of Ethics. .

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        Autograph letter signed in full to an unnamed correspondent, most probably Heinz Drewes

      The present letter was apparently actually completed on June 19, confirmed by the statement that the permit for travel to Switzerland was refused "yesterday, June 18" (Trenner, Chronik, p. 627, confirms this date of refusal). Die Liebe der Danae was canceled after Goebbels declared the "Total War" on August 1; a dress rehearsal was held on August 16, but the production never opened, and the first public performance of the opera did not take place until 1952. The letter testifies to Strauss's close relationship with leading officials of Nazi Germany and its allies. Heinz Drewes (1903-1980), a conductor by training, was head of Division X (music) at the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda. Koichi Ehara was a diplomat of the Japanese puppet state "Manchukuo" at the embassy in Berlin; Timothy Jackson (University of North Texas) presented a paper, "Richard Strauss and Japanese Fascism," at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Louisville, Kentucky, that illuminated the relationship between Strauss and Ehara. Also mentioned is Baldur von Schirach (1907-1974), the leader of Nazi youth organizations and, from 1940, Reichsstatthalter and Gauleiter in Vienna.. 2 pp. Quarto (250 x 225 mm). Dated Vienna, June 17, 1944. In brown ink. In German (with translation). Strauss reports the state of affairs after the official celebration of his 80th birthday. He is satisfied with the celebration, praising conductor Karl Böhm for his contribution, but expresses his frustration regarding the refusal of the Nazi authorities in Berlin to allow him to travel to Switzerland. He looks forward to the first production of his opera Die Liebe der Danae: "Since the Strauss Weeks came to a glorious end with operas and concerts (in which Dr. Böhm excelled, especially proving himself), I have been condemned to sit around in Vienna because the security police in Berlin have not issued my wife and I a permit to enter Switzerland... Thank you for your visit, your beautiful speech [at the Strauss Weeks], and the particularly lovely idea of the Gluck bust that pleases me very much and that is now the pride of my modest art collection, which was enriched especially by the good Japanese, His Excellency [Koichi] Ehara, and attentive friends... I told Clemens Krauss that I have agreed to another Strauss concert in Salzburg on August 6 and ask that you kindly inform the minister [Joseph Goebbels]... whom I hope to see in person on August 1 for [Die Liebe der] Danae." Very slightly worn; creased at folds.

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        The Ivory Grin

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1952 Very good in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book has slight edgewear and sun fading along the spine. Previous owner's name is inscribed on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket has the original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap. Negligible chipping at the corners and spine ends. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.

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        The Observer Prize Stories

      London: Heinemann. (1952). Peter Matthiessen's copy, in which he has re-drafted his included story, "The Centrepiece." Roughly two dozen changes, in the space of ten pages, including a change in the ending. Matthiessen has written, on the flyleaf, "PM story edited in this volume." These changes were incorporated when the story was republished in the collection On the River Styx in 1989. Front hinge cracked, loss of color to spine extremities; a good copy, lacking the dust jacket, but for the front flap, which is laid in. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Grass Harp: A Play

      Random House, New York 1952 - First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with very slight rubbing and a tiny (1/8") tear on the rear panel. A beautiful, crisp copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Steve Canyon for Jack Protey

      New York: By the Artist, May 5, 1952. original. Near Fine. Milton Caniff. 8 1/2" by 11" sheet with an original pen & ink with watercolor wash (black, beige, blue, & brown) of Milt Caniff's famous World War II aviator, pipe-smoking Steve Canyon. Presented by Milt Caniff to Jack Protay "with all good wishes," on May 5, 1952, from New York. Milt Caniff (1907-1988) was a cartoonist most famous for "Terry and the Pirates" and the "Steve Canyon" series. The "Steve Canyon" comic strip was begun in 1947 after he terminated "Terry and the Pirates." The dynamic Canyon series continued until Caniff died in 1988. He won the Reuben Award for its excellence in 1971. Steve Canyon was a vet who had been running his own air-transport operation, but out of patriotism re-enlisted in the Air Force to serve during the Korean War. He remained in the U.S. Air Force for the duration of the strip. Other notable characters who were associated with our hero were Copper Calhoon, an evil temptress; Happy Easter, his grouchy millionaire buddy; General Philerie (based on the war hero Phil Cochran), and others. Exceptional presentation and quality!

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        Men At Arms; Officers and Gentlemen; Unconditional Surrender

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1952?55?61. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges blue. With the dust jackets. Spines rolled, an excellent set in the jackets with some minor nicks and chips to extremities, jacket of Unconditional Surrender price-clipped, the others unclipped. First editions, first impressions; an attractive set of the three books comprising the Sword of Honour trilogy. With the bookplates of John J. Slocum to the front free endpaper, co-author of the standard Joyce bibliography with Herbert Cahoon, and collector of what is generally regarded as the world's finest Joyce collection.

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        The Soft Voice of the Serpent and Other Stories

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1952 - INSCRIBED by Nadine Gordimer on the front free end paper. Octavo, 244 pages. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket with a bit of rubbing to the spine, a tear to the front flap fold, a tiny chip to the rear flap fold and some soiling on the panels. SCARCE signed. The South African Nobel Prize winner's first book to be published outside of her native country, a collection of stories. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Air mexicain

      Librairie Arcanes 1952 - - Librairie Arcanes, Paris 1952, 19,5x25cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 249 exemplaires numérotés sur B.F.K. de Rives, seul tirage avec 1 Hollande et 24 vélin crème de Renage. Ouvrage illustré de 4 lithographies en couleurs de Rufino Tamayo. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une suite in-fine des 4 lithographies de Rufino Tamayo habituellement réservées aux exemplaires du tirage de tête. Rare et agréable exemplaire présenté sous étui vieux rose. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 249 numbered copies on BFK Rives, only 1 draw with Holland paper and 24 cream wove Renage. Book illustrated with 4 color lithographs by Rufino Tamayo. Our copy is enriched with a fine in-Following 4 lithographs by Rufino Tamayo usually reserved for copies of the deluxe edition. Rare and nice copy presented in old pink case. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Screen World. 3 Volumes (1952, 1954, 1957) - INCLUDING SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS OF AUDREY HEPBURN AND DOZENS OF OTHERS

      New York: Greenberg, 1952-1957. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Three volumes of Daniel Blum's annual chronicle of Hollywood, Screen World, with a total of 89 signatures from actors and actresses including Audrey Hepburn, Leslie Caron, Gina Lollobrigida, Johnny Weissmuller, Ethel Waters and many others. Most of the autographs are signed over small film stills, often with multiple signatures on one page; some are signed on full-page portrait photographs - including the magnificent Audrey Hepburn - and many are inscribed to the collector, Frank (see below). The books provide a great overview of the films of 1952, 1954, and 1957, with cast listings for every film released and hundreds of great photographs; also included in each volume are sections of "Promising Personalities," "Former Famous Film Folk," and film obituaries, as well as a comprehensive index. A wonderful record of Hollywood's golden era. <br style="">Hardcover, 3 volumes (192 pp; 224 pp; 240 pp.) Some light wear to the spines and edges; slight splitting of inner cover joint (1957), moderate dampstains and small surface losses to final pages (mostly only affecting Index), overall in very good condition.<br>The signatures in each volume are listed below.<br>Volume III (1952): Tommy Farrell, Robert Webber, Susan Cabot, Ian Wolfe, Ludwig Donath, Will Geer, Anthony Dexter (4x with inscription), Cyril Cusack, Stephen McNally (3x), Farley Granger, Everett Sloane, Anne Francis, Lloyd Bridges, Russell Hardie, Ralph Meeker (with inscription), William Harrigan (2x), Horace McMahon, Ray Collins, Dick Haymes, Robert Alda, Gigi Perreau, Johnny Weissmuller, Judy Canova, Barry Jones, Robert Rounseville (4x). Full-page signed photos: Leslie Caron (p 98 and 167), Leo Genn (p 115), Pier Angeli, inscribed (p 163), Fernando Lamas, inscribed (p 166), Ralph Meeker, inscribed (p 168), Piper Laurie, inscribed (p 170), Carleton Carpenter, inscribed (p 171), Anthony Dexter, inscribed (p 173).<br style="">Volume V (1954): Lee Marvin, Dick Haymes, Ethel Waters (3x), Billy DeWolfe, Vincent Price (2x), Phyllis Kirk (2x), Bobby Van (5x), Harry Belafonte, Anne Bancroft, Ray Collins, Charles Drake, John Hudson, Barbara Ruick, Sybil Thorndike, Hilda Simms, Anthony Perkins, Vincent Price, James Whitmore (2x), Keenan Wynn, Gina Lollobrigida (3x), Alexander Scourby, Johnny Weissmuller, Elena Verdugo.Full-page signed photos: Lillian Gish, inscribed (p 1), Shirley Booth, inscribed (p 2), Audrey Hepburn, inscribed (p 197), Steve Forrest (p 200), Charles Drake, inscribed (p 202), Pat Crowley, inscribed (p 203), Elaine Stewart (p 204), Barbara Ruick, inscribed (p 207).<br style="">Volume VIII (1957): Mary Ure, Kathryn Grayson (2x), Warren Berlinger (2x), Edward Andrews.

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        English Prose Style

      Pantheon, New York 1952 - Later printing (originally published in 1928). Fine in very good dustwrapper with small chips and tears. Very scarce in jacket. Inscribed by Read: "for Edward Dahlberg, a master of English Prose Style from his devoted Friend & Admirer - Herbert Read." Read has made several notes in the text in green ink; Dahlberg has made many notes in pencil. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Let It Come Down.

      John Lehmann, 1952. First U.K. edition., 1952.. First U.K. edition.. Light sunning to edges, still near fine in fine dust jacket with the slightest of sunning to spine panel.. Signed and dated by the author, "Paul Bowles, Tangier, 9/2/1999".

      [Bookseller: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA]
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        La France de profil

      La Guilde de Livre 1952 - First edition. (Numbered 1674 on limitation page at rear.) 123 p. Wraps over cardstock boards, tissue overlay. In French. Very Good+ condition overall. Wear at head and tail, creasing to spine, wear at tips. Tissue toned with age, torn along bottom front edge, missing small chips at head and tail. A key work from the acclaimed American photographer. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        King George VI; The Prime Minister's Broadcast February 7, 1952.

      Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Bound in publisher's original full black oasis goatskin with front and back cover stamped in gilt. All edges gilt, decorated end papers. Frontispiece portrait of George VI by Yousuf Karsh. Miniature book measuring 4.2 x 6.0 cm (1 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches). One of St. Onges smaller endeavors. One of 750 copies.

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        Great Books of the Western World. Editor in Chief: Robert Maynard Hutchins. Chicago, London, Toronto William Benton, Publisher, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 54 Vols.

      1952 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribners, 1952 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. Scribners seal and A on the copyright page, 1952 on the title page. Owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Merian - Das Monatsheft: 4.Jahrgang 1952: 10,11,12 / 5.Jg.: 1,3,4,5,6 / 6.Jg.: 1-7, 9-12 / 7.Jg.: 1,2,4-12 / 8.Jg.: 1,2,4-12 / 9.Jg.: 1,2,3,5-8,10,11,12 / 10.Jg.: 1-12 / 11.Jg.: 1,2,4-8,10-12 / 12.Jg.: 1-10,12 / 13.Jg.: 1-4, 6-12 / 14.Jg.: 2-12 /15.Jg. : 1-6, 8-12 / 16.Jg.: 1-12 / 17.Jg.: 2-12 / 18.Jg.: 1-12 / 19.Jg.: 1-4,6-12 / 20.Jg.: 1-12 / 21.Jg.: 1,3-6,8-12 / 22.Jg.: 1-12 / 23.Jg.: 1-9,11,12 / 24.Jg.: 1-6,8-10 / 25.Jg.: 1,3-9,11,12 / 26.Jg.: 2,4,5,7-10,12 / 27.Jg.: 1-6,8,9,11,12 / 28.Jg.: 2-6,8-12

      / 29.Jg.: 3-8, 10-12 / 30.Jg.: 2-8,10,12 / 31.Jg.: 1-12 / 32.Jg.: 1-12 / 33.Jg.: 1-12 / 34.Jg.: 1-12 / 35.Jg.: 1-8,11,12 / 36.Jg.: 1-7 / 37.Jg.: 7,9 / 43.Jg.: 2 / 48.Jg.: 6-9 / 51.Jg.: 3,4,7,8 - Hoffmann un d Campe Verlag 1952 ff. OKart je ca. 100 Mit den extrem seltenen Heften aus den frühen Jahrgängen: 1952,1953,1954,1955,1956,1957,1958,1959,1960,1961,1962,1963,1964,1965,1966,1967,1968,1969,1970,1971,1972,1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980 ... Zustand: sehr guter bis befriedigender Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 Near fine in a fine dust jacket. First edition; 1952 stated on copyright and title page with the letter "A" and Scribner's seal on copyright page. A bright, clean, square copy in a fine dust jacket that is very slightly darkened, with original price of $3.00 printed on the front flap. Comes housed in a custom slip case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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        the Natural

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 Octavo, original gray boards, spine panel lettered in gold. First edition. First printing with "first edition" on copyright page; jacket priced $3.00. The author's first book. Like Isaac Bashevis Singer, he is "fascinated by the intersection of the commonplace and the grotesque ." - Harte and Riley (eds), 200 Contemporary Authors, p. 174. Kosofsky A1. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with a small closed tear on the top front of the jacket. This is a review copy with a review card from Harcourt Brace and Company stating the publication date is August 21st. $3,750.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Autograph letter signed in full to an unnamed correspondent, most probably Heinz Drewes

      The present letter was apparently actually completed on June 19, confirmed by the statement that the permit for travel to Switzerland was refused "yesterday, June 18" (Trenner, Chronik, p. 627, confirms this date of refusal). Die Liebe der Danae was canceled after Goebbels declared the "Total War" on August 1; a dress rehearsal was held on August 16, but the production never opened, and the first public performance of the opera did not take place until 1952. The letter testifies to Strauss's close relationship with leading officials of Nazi Germany and its allies. Heinz Drewes (1903-1980), a conductor by training, was head of Division X (music) at the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda. Koichi Ehara was a diplomat of the Japanese puppet state "Manchukuo" at the embassy in Berlin; Timothy Jackson (University of North Texas) presented a paper, "Richard Strauss and Japanese Fascism," at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Louisville, Kentucky, that illuminated the relationship between Strauss and Ehara. Also mentioned is Baldur von Schirach (1907-1974), the leader of Nazi youth organizations and, from 1940, Reichsstatthalter and Gauleiter in Vienna.. 2 pp. Quarto (250 x 225 mm). Dated Vienna, June 17, 1944. In brown ink. In German (with translation). Strauss reports the state of affairs after the official celebration of his 80th birthday. He is satisfied with the celebration, praising conductor Karl Böhm for his contribution, but expresses his frustration regarding the refusal of the Nazi authorities in Berlin to allow him to travel to Switzerland. He looks forward to the first production of his opera Die Liebe der Danae: "Since the Strauss Weeks came to a glorious end with operas and concerts (in which Dr. Böhm excelled, especially proving himself), I have been condemned to sit around in Vienna because the security police in Berlin have not issued my wife and I a permit to enter Switzerland... Thank you for your visit, your beautiful speech [at the Strauss Weeks], and the particularly lovely idea of the Gluck bust that pleases me very much and that is now the pride of my modest art collection, which was enriched especially by the good Japanese, His Excellency [Koichi] Ehara, and attentive friends... I told Clemens Krauss that I have agreed to another Strauss concert in Salzburg on August 6 and ask that you kindly inform the minister [Joseph Goebbels]... whom I hope to see in person on August 1 for [Die Liebe der] Danae." Very slightly worn; creased at folds.

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        Air mexicain

      First edition, one of 249 numbered copies on BFK Rives, only 1 draw with Holland paper and 24 cream wove Renage.Book illustrated with 4 color lithographs by Rufino Tamayo.Our copy is enriched with a fine in-Following 4 lithographs by Rufino Tamayo usually reserved for copies of the deluxe edition.Rare and nice copy presented in old pink case. Librairie Arcanes Paris 1952 19,5x25cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        La passeggiata / La promenade

      Ginevra - Parigi: Guilde Internationale de la Gravure, , 1952. Molto Buono (Very Good). Litografia a colori. 3° stato in cui le figure sono state modificate nei contorni, le mani e i volti, dai quali è stato cancellato il fondo ocra chiaro, sono ridisegnati in ocra e i panneggi in verde chiaro e bruno. Il fondino è tirato in bruno chiaro o grigio. Tiratura: alcune prove d'artista in parte firmate + 200 es. numerati + LX es. in colori diversi. Cm 42,6x32,2. . Molto Buono (Very Good). Qualche lievissima fioritura ai bordi del foglio (Some light yellowing on the edges of the sheet). Tiratura: alcune p.d.a. + 200 + LX es. numerati.

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        The Complete Poems and Plays.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 - Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine in silver and silver on blue ground, facsimile of the author's signature in silver on blue ground to front board, top edge green. With the pictorial jacket. Contemporary bookseller's ticket tipped-in on front free endpaper; recipient's ownership inscription to front pastedown in pencil. Light spotting to cloth, partial toning to title. An excellent copy in a chipped and creased jacket. First collected edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Inscribed for Maisie Drew by T. S. Eliot, Webster Groves, 3.vi.53." Laid in is a Wall Street Journal article on Eliot, published a few days after the poet's death. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Todo esta en el fuego

      La Habana: Ediciones Nosotros, 1952. First edition. Illustrated stapled paper wrappers. A very good copy, wrappers soiled, spine rubbed with small tear at staple, endpapers mildly foxed, tiny indentation to upper margin of a few leaves.. 25, [1] pp. Warmly inscribed in English by the author in the year of publication to "Nita," a close woman friend living in the United States, and whom he asks to write back to him. Number 193 of 200 copies. Cover art by Wifredo Lam, who was a close friend, and a further drawing at the end by Silvianna Goldsmith, an early disciple of Wifredo Lam. Though known as a novelist, especially for his "Memorias del subdesarrollo" (Memories of Underdevelopment), made into an award winning film by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Edmundo Perez Desnoes (b. 1930, Cuba) was initially a poet; "Todo esta en el fuego" (Everything is on Fire) was his first published book. Very scarce, and even more so with such a personal inscription. We could not locate any for sale nor at auction in the last quarter century. OCLC locates only five copies, none signed: Mus. Modern Art, NYPL, Notre Dame, Univ. S. Carolina, and BN Spain.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 24 vom22. Nov. 1952

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1952 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 22 -, 44 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, Erhaltung 2 + // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Winston S Churchill

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd,, 1952. Compiled by Charles Eade in three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Title pages printed in red and black, facsimile typed notes with manuscript corrections in the text. Tips very lightly rubbed and bumped, light spotting to top edges and endleaves, isolated pale markings to covers. A very good set in the very slightly nicked and spotted dust jackets with toned spines. First collected edition, first impression. Although the publication statement in volume 1 gives 1951 as the date of issue, publication was delayed and all three volumes appeared simultaneously in an edition of 4,740 sets in September 1952; 500 sets of sheets were exported for the American edition, published in 1953. Eade corrects the titles of a number of the speeches and inserts the Secret Session Speeches in the correct chronological order.

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        A Theory of Price Control.

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1952. First edition of the economist's first solely authored book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon, especially signed. In nontechnical language, John Kenneth Galbraith supplies the underlying economic ideas which will help readers understand how particular controls affect the general operation of the economy. He shows why price controls during World War II worked as well as they did and he analyzes the criteria for effective price control both under a fully mobilized economy and under limited mobilization.

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        En attendant Godot [Waiting for Godot]

      Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1952. First edition. Fine/about Fine. A Fine copy of the first trade edition, following the 35 signed copies. A fragile softcover book, uncommon in this condition. Spine slightly toned and pages a bit browned, although less than normal. This copy with the original publisher's glassine overwrap also in just about Fine condition (some toning, one small 1/4 split lower rear panel, otherwise complete). Extremely scarce in the glassine. A comparable copy at Swann recently brought $4,420. One of the masterpieces of 20th century theatre - Beckett's hugely influential tragicomedy. Beckett had originally written the play in French between the Fall and Winter of 1948-1949. (Beckett would not translate the play into English until its London premier, in 1955) In fact, this edition of the play - the Minuit edition - was released in 1952, before the play's first performance the next year. Beckett was thought to have been inspired to write the work after viewing Caspar David Friedrich's painting "Mann und Frau den Mond betrachtend" (Man and Woman observing the Moon). Upon its French premier, the play was met with positive reviews and though it was first received somewhat coldly in London, it would soon become a popular and critical success there and worldwide. Some critics, like Norman Berlin, credit the play's wide appeal to its "stripped down" nature - its simplicity encourages a myriad of readings and interpretations that otherwise could not exist. Beckett would later win the Nobel Prize for Literature and "Waiting for Godot" appears on Le Monde's list of the "100 Books of the Century." "It arrives at the custom house, as it were, with no luggage, no passport and nothing to declare: yet it gets through as might a pilgrim from Mars. It does this, I believe, by appealing to a definition of drama much more fundamental than any in the books. A play, it asserts and proves, is basically a means of spending two hours in the dark without being bored." (Contemporary Observer review from the famed drama critic Kenneth Tynan.). Fine in about Fine dust jacket.

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        Gemälde / paintings. Leporello mit 22 Farbholzschnitten / Leporello containing 22 woodblock colour prints.

      Peking (Beijing) (Verlag / editor Rong Baozhai) 1952. 22 Doppelblätter (jeweils ein Blatt mit einem Farbholzschnitt und einem leeren Blatt), Vorwort mit einem Bildnis des Verfassers / 22 double pages (each page with a woodcut in colours and a blank page), foreword with a portrait of the artist) / Format / size 32 x 22 cm Seideneinband / silk binding. (sehr gut erhalten / excellent condition) Bilder / pics auf Wunsch / on request Versand D: 2,50 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wölfel]
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