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        ARCHAIC CHINESE JADES FROM THE EDWARD AND LOUISE B SONNENSCHEIN COLLECTION

      [Chicago] 1952, Art Institute. Grey cloth, very good, 279p.,. 107 b.w. plates illustrating 1000 pieces, bibliography, with. some fold out plates, dj. A L W A Y S R A R E !. VERY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION. A MOST VALUABLE AND RELIABLE SCHOLARLY RESOURCE Superb piece of scholarship covering the Shang, Western, Middle & Eastern Chou & Han jades. An important collection. * By and large, one of the most important and useful resources based on a superb early collection of marvelous pieces. Very reliable reference work, essential tool for serious students and collectors. * Issued in a small folio, 23 x 31 cm. * Always a RARE book ! * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Black Beauty ? Told in short form and in pictures by Paul Brown

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Brown pictorial cloth. Fine in almost fine orange and yellow pictorial dust jacket. First edition. Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. INSCRIBED TO EUGENE V. CONNETT, WITH DRAWING & ALS. Paul Brown's own abridgment of this classic tale. Inscribed to his friend Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, publisher of the Derrydale Press who issued many of Brown's books, with a remarque of a horse's head facing left in pencil on front flyleaf: "To 'Wicker Head' Connett Better known as 'Wicked' From "Mallet Head" Brown with love to Grandma Connett (Give this book to your grand children it's too deep for u) Kiddin' of course, P.B. We'lll bring the steaks. You provide some 'spring water,' your gear, rules etc., and we'll be there. Paul" With a great autograph letter, signed ("Mallet Head"), to "Gene" from Paul Brown (two pages on Brown's pictorial stationery, undated, circa late1952), talking of polo and the publication history of this book, as well as social matters. Biscotti p. 100. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV

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        Das Dekameron.

      Sonderausgabe des Europäischen Buchklubs, 1952. 11.-19.Tsd 879 S. 8° , Halbleder, Farbkopfschnitt Lizenz: München Winkler; Dünndruck; vollständige Ausgabe in der Uebertragung von Karl Witte, durchgesehen von H. Bode; gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy: Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1952, 55 and 61., 1952. First Editions. 3 volumes. Octavo. Bound in recent blue calf over marbled blue paper boards, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine; top edges tinted blue. With slipcase, bound in blue cloth. Bindings show extremely well, with negligible signs of shelfwear; vol three top edge somewhat faded. Internally clean and free from spotting; vol one has minor water staining to top and bottom edges, but this does not penetrate the text block. A very handsome set. In this trilogy of novels, we follow Guy Crouchback through the course of the Second World War. Somewhat resembling Waugh's own wartime experiences, for instance the Dakar expedition, the novels show Waugh at the height of his writing powers, scathingly satirical on the bureaucracy of modern warfare and earnestly charming on role and value of tradition - including Roman Catholicism.

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        Adolf Hitler - Mein Friede

      Reihenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1952 - 288 S., Ln. mit OU, 8° (19 cm), OU mit Randläsuren und kleineren Einrissen, im Bereich des Rückens verblichen Mit dem in den fünfziger Jahren sehr wahrscheinlich von Hanns Kurth (1904 ? 1976) unter dem Pseudonym Edwin E. Moeller geschriebenen Leihbuch ?Adolf Hitler- mein Frieden? veröffentlichte der Reihenbuch-Verlag einen satirisch- utopischen Roman. Ganz bewusst ist das Titelbild der damaligen Leihbuchausgabe provokant an Hitlers ?Mein Kampf? angelehnt und wurde prompt von der Bundesprüfstelle auf den Index gesetzt, was die Ausgabe zu einem der seltensten Leihbücher machte. Sprache: deu

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        Walt Disney's Peter Pan (Early promotional book, signed by layout artist Ken Anderson and animation director Ward Kimball)

      Los Angeles: Walt Disney Productions, 1952. An early promotional book, complete with fully animated black-and-white storyboards, for the classic 1953 animated film, "Peter Pan," based on the characters created by J.M. Barrie in 1902, and in particular Barrie's stage version of the Peter Pan story, "Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up." One of a reported 50 copies printed, this example SIGNED by layout artist Ken Anderson on the title page and legendary animation director Ward Kimball next to an interior still of Peter Pan smoking a peace pipe with an Indian chief. Ward's inscription makes reference to the scene in the film where the Indian chief greets Peter and the children, and reads: "Hello! It says here / Ward Kimball / Class of '34." Kimball was one of Disney's most famous founding animators, known collectively as the "Nine Old Men." He was called a genius by Walt Disney in Disney's autobiography, and created many of Disney's most famous animated characters, including the Crows in "Dumbo," Faline from "Bambi," Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat from "Alice in Wonderland," the Mice and Lucifer the Cat from "Cinderella," and Jiminy Cricket from "Pinocchio." Anderson was a major contributor to many of Disney's greatest animated films, including "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Pinocchio," "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," and "The Jungle Book." "Peter Pan" was the last of the many classic Disney films produced by RKO prior to Disney forming his own production company in 1953. Cream studio wrappers, side-stitched and quarter-bound in white cloth. 50 leaves, non-numbered, mimeograph, with numerous illustrated animation stills throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with light soil. A rare piece of Disneyana from within the production process, showing great insight into the studio's development process, storytelling style, and storyboarding approach; with autographs from two of Disney's most important early animators.

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        Der Gang zum grünen Schuh. 54. Publikation der Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde.

      Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde (VOB), 1952. Fünfunddreißig numerierte Exemplare. (4) Blatt, 78 (6) Seiten, (3) Blatt. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, rotbraunes Original Niger Ganzleder-Einband, mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie Dreiseitengoldschnitt, im Original Schuber. der Buchrücken minimal lichtschattig, ansonsten das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, auf dem Vorsatz handschriftliches Gedicht des Autors beigefügt ein Lichtbild von ihm, eins von 35 numerierten römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, hier die Nummer XIII. Vierundfünfzigster Oltener Liebhaberdruck. Druck der Offizin Heinrich Lustig, Gelterkindern, in einer einmaligen Gesamtauflage von siebenhundertfünfundfünfzig numerierten Exemplaren in der Diethelm-Antiqua von Hand gesetzt und auf weißes Zerkall-Bütten abgezogen. Fündunddreißig Exemplare mit römischen Ziffern I bis XXXV sind als Ganzlederbände in rotbraunes Nigerleder und hundertzwanzig Exemplare mit arabischen Ziffern 1 bis 120 als Halblederbände in orange Oasenziegenleder gebunden und vom Dichter handschriftlich signiert. Die übrigen sechshundert Exemplare numeriert 121 bis 720 sind als Pappbände gebunden. Die Überzugspapiere sind Batik-Modelldrucke von Emil Kretz, Basel. Alle Einbände sind Handarbeit der Werkstatt Hugo Peller, Solothurn. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Trunkene Flut. Ausgewählte Gedichte.

      Wiesbaden, Limes Verlag., 2. erweiterte Aufl. 1952. 120 Seiten, 19,5 x 12 cm. Gebundene Ausgabe/Original-Leinen hervorragend erhalten, quasi ungelesen - - vom Gottfried Benn auf Titelblatt voll signiert und datiert Versand D: 4,50 EUR

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        The Rolling Stones

      Scribner, 1952, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition. HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. The Rolling Stones, New York: Scribner, 1952. Octavo, first edition with Scribner's 'A' on copyright page, pp. 276, green cloth boards with blue lettering on spine and blue spacemen on front, illustrated by Clifford Geary. See Anatomy of Wonder, 5-63. Condition of this book: Jacket chipped at spine ends and corners, flaps have a few spots of foxing, endpages browned. Overall very good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; United States; 1950s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52670.

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        Abbott and Costello Meet Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Original screenplay for the 1953 film)

      Universal City, CA: Universal International, 1952. Shooting script for the 1953 film, "Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Very Good plus in original gray studio wrappers with black titles, with the Universal International Pictures logo at the bottom center. Dated December 15, 1952, 103 pages, with SECOND DRAFT SCREENPLAY noted on the front wrapper and the title page. Pages are white mimeo, with heavy revisions throughout in pencil. Likely the copy belonging to screenwriter Lee Loeb, or one of the other writers who contributed to subsequent drafts (including, Howard Dimsdale, Sid Fields, Grant Garett, and John Grant), as the revisions are all substantial (as opposed to editorial), with replacement dialogue, scene revisions, etc. One of the most memorable Abbott and Costello feature films, with Boris Karloff in fine form in the duel roles of Jekyll and Hyde.

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        LE CON D¿IRENE.

      Pauvert 1952 - [ARAGON Louis]. LE CON D¿IRENE. [Paris, Jean-Jacques Pauvert], 1952. In-8 (22,7 x 14) de 107 pp.1] p., [1] f., couverture en papier crème imprimée en rouge. Édition publiée en 1952 par Jean-Jacques Pauvert. Elle est imprimée sur vergé d¿Arches et est orné en frontispice d¿une gravure originale de Hans Bellmer. Le cinquième feuillet (pages 9-10) a été découpé par l¿éditeur sur tous les exemplaires. Il comportait les mentions suivantes : Cet ouvrage, achevé d¿imprimer sur / les presses de l¿imprimerie Tari en / novembre mcmlii ne sera pas mis dans /le commerce, tous les exemplaires / étant réservés à l¿auteur et à ses amis / Joseph Rousseaux- Mauriac / copyright 1952 by éditions J.-J. Pauvert. Ce texte est une réédition du Con d¿Irène publié pour la première fois en 1928. Cet ouvrage comporte les mêmes format, typographie, et mise en page que l¿Anglais décrit dans le Château Fermé publié par le même éditeur en 1953. La maquette de l¿ouvrage, (dessin du titre, choix de la typographie et mise en page), est de Hans Bellmer. Au dos du titre figure la justification de tirage : Il a été tiré de ce livre cent exemplaires sur vergé d¿Arches numérotés de 1 à 100. Bel exemplaire broché. 1400 ¿ [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TANJO IPPAN: MODELS FOR PAINTING.

      [Tokyo 1952, Unsodo]. Reprint of 1894 edition, true to the. original, complete in 5 accordion folding volumes, very good. yellow boards, 41 pastel color & 19 Sumi illustrations, very. delicately executed, beautifully illustrated. R A R E. 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 be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. The Complete Set Includes the Titles: HAND MADE PA

      Rutland 1952, Tuttle.Red cloth folding Chitsu case,28.5 x 35. cm., complete 4 vol. set, profusely illustrated,with a large. number of hand-made Washi paper samples, "as new" copy, an. excellent example. FIRST & ONLY EDITION OF 150 COPIES. THE COMPLETE WORK, WITH ALL SAMPLES AND EXAMPLES: . This is a complete copy in the original red cloth Chitsu folding case with bone clasps, as issued. *** . A most stunning and valuable example of Japanese hand-made Washi paper sample book. This famous work was made just after World War II, while Thomas Tindale was working in Japan. He gathered the samples & specimens of Washi paper from the paper-makers. He also urged the paper-makers to participate in the compilation of the most ambitious, definitive and comprehensive single book documenting Japan's celebrated paper makers, papermaking villages and sample papers. . Hand-made paper making was at that time, in 1948-1950, a vanishing and a dying art. The number of handmade paper makers have decreased dramatically since publication of this great book. So many of the makers have already passed away, and were not followed by any disciple, therefore their technique of papermaking has been vanishing since that time. *** FOREWORD BY DARD HUNTER: The forward was contributed by Dard Hunter, the world's foremost expert and authority on handmade papers. This is the most ambitious and complete post-World War II work on Japanese papers including hundreds of fine samples beginning with the earliest a Komashi from 740 A.D., down to the latest done in 1923. It traces the history of paper making throughout Japan, it lists the various papermaking villages, their handmade paper makers, methods, materials used and applications and techniques. *** WATERMARK COLLECTION: With a fantastic collection of twenty especially executed watermarked papers with an accompanying pamphlet, 27 x 33 cm., giving the names of each engraving, engraver's name and title of the image. The watermark subject titles are: Sailboat by Moonlight; Water Lilies; Morning Glories; Okesa Odori [dancing girl]; Mountains Autumn Mist; Grapes; Fujiyama; Chrysanthemum; Ch'ao Fu Leading His Ox and several others with exceptionally fine, intricate and stunningly beautiful designs. *** STENCIL COLLECTION BY SOETSU YANAGI: The eight endpaper stencil illustrations showing the process of hand-made paper making and book covers were all designed and made especially by hand for this book by Keisuke Serizawa using his stencil or "Kataezome" technique. Serizawa was designated as a National Living Treasurer by the Japanese government and was widely acclaimed as Japan's most celebrated folk-artist. He worked in the "Sosaku" group of "Creative" people, along with Soetsu Yanagi were his close friends and fellow artists: Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach and several others. *** CONTENTS, BINDING: Stitch stitch-bound titles: 1. THE HAND MADE PAPERS OF JAPAN 2. THE SEKI COLLECTION 3. THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION. Folding Chitsu with ivory pegs: THE WATERMARK COLLECTION. All of the above are bound in the original stencil printed covers by Soetsu Yanagi. * *** Volume I: THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN: Introduction by Dard Hunter, bibliographical guide by Bunsho Jugaku, Japan's foremost expert and author on Japanese Washi [hand-made papers]. Complete history and description of paper-making in Japan, supplemented with botanical drawings and a series of 32 full-page photographs by then distinguished photographer Francis Haar. The text also includes a facsimile hand-colored reproduction with English translation of the Japanese classic on Washi, KAMI-SUKI TAIGA. 1784, the oldest Japanese illustrated work on papermaking. This is then translated into English by Kinichiro Kanazashi, with title: GENERAL OUTLINE OF PAPERMAKING, translated into English by Kinichiro Kanazashi. GENERAL OUTLINE OF PAPERMAKING]. . With a large b.w. photograph of Keisuke Serizawa at work making the stencils for the end paper illustrations. Folding sample of the fibers, threads, paper samples, cloth and bark samples used in the making of Shifu. Full-size page botanical illustrations of the six plants used in Washi paper-making, per below, see THE FIBERS. Microscopic photographs of the fibers. Discussion of the paper-making villages, including the process of paper-making, 32 full-size photos in all. GENERAL OUTLINE OF PAPERMAKING, translated into English by Kinichiro Kanazashi. *** Volume II: THE SEKI COLLECTION: Portrait and biography of Mr. Yoshikuni Seki, his full-page b.w. photograph as a frontis, followed by his brush signature in Japanese. Introduction by the author, Thomas K. Tindale, followed by a foreword by Yoshikuni. Essay by Yoshikuni: part I: PAPERS USED FOR THE COPYING OF BUDDHIST SACRED WRITINGS. Part II: PROCESSED PAPERS, includes authentic samples from 1688 onwards, colored papers, those used for Japanese books, book covers and heavy textured papers such as Chirimen-gami &c. Ending with the index. . The work continues with 187 authentic mounted specimens of paper from his personal collection. These date from Nara Period [740-793] to 1923. Each paper has been carefully authenticated, with a complete description, type, method of manufacture noted. . Final essay: PAPERMAKING MAPS OF OLD AND NEW JAPAN: two large folding black outline maps of Japan shows the old "Kuni" or provinces or Ken. *** Volume III: THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION: Foreword by Takema Morizawa, President of Japanese Handmade Paper Assn. CATALOGUE OF PAPERS BY PREFECTURES [Ken]:, A volume of whole page samples of 139 different papers from 18 Prefectures [Ken] and the city of Kyoto. A representative cross section of handmade papers now being produced in various districts. The name, materials, place of manufacture, and use of each paper given. *** Volume IV: THE WATERMARK COLLECTION: A loose portfolio, with twenty of the finest modern Japanese watermarks made in the exclusive mills of the Government Printing Agency, by the hand-rubbing process and is described in volume 1. *** THE FIBERS: A brown Washi paper envelope contains five separate labeled smaller white Washi envelopes each contains actual specimen samples of the fibers used to make hand-made [Washi] paper. 1. Gampi 2. Kozo 3 Kuwa 4. Mitsumata 5. Taima *** The inside of the Chitsu folding cloth case are watermarked papers with Tindale's logo. Other volumes use the Yanagi stencil illustrated papers. **** * LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES: The controversy about the actual number of copies published is cleared up once and for all. . A. This book also contains a copy of the original Prospectus, and a copy of a June 9, 1977 letter to us from Charles E. Tuttle Co., the publisher. They state the LIMITATION of the EDITION was only 150 COPIES, which is NOT cited in the book. This book has been commonly catalogued as being limited to 250 copies, this is clearly incorrect. . B. Additionally, a copy of a letter to us dated 3 December, 1979 from the author Thomas K. Tindale stated the book was originally planned to be published in a LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, however, due to a lack of ample old paper specimens the edition was [would be] published in an edition of 250 copies only. This again turned out to be incorrect and the book was finally published in a LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies only. Per the above paragraph "A." The final LIMITED EDITION of 150 only copies is substantiated by the letter from the publisher. . C. We knew Mr. Tindale quite well and understood that that he actually meant to say "150" copies rather than "250 copies" which is supported by the publisher's letter and prospectus. Copies of the three items cited above accompany this copy of the book. *** By and large, the most impressive work on Japanese Washi hand-made paper done in the first half of the 20th century. This marvelous reference is a veritable museum of hand-made paper and a distinguished history of this unique craft. It a classic and the known to be the most celebrated premier work on the subject. *** THOMAS K. TINDALE Tindale was an American, employed as an advisor to the Japanese Civil Service immediately after the end of World War II. He was assisted by Yoshikuni Seki, the celebrated and noted Japanese paper-making scholar and historian. The work was co-authored by his wife, Harriet R. Tindale. *** CONDITION: This is an excellent copy, it is a bit rubbed at hinges, else the contents are unopened, in the original tissue paper as issued by the publisher. *** * . A DELUXE PRODUCTION ! * * * FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES * This is a large and valuable item, it will only be shipped by Federal Express. Appropriate shipping packing, insurance and signature required fees apply. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Praxis der Biologie im Unterricht der Schulen - (später) Praxis der Naturwissenschaften. Zeitschrift für den Experimenellen Unterricht. 1952 bis 1970, Jahrgänge 1 bis 19 komplett in 18 Bänden.

      Aulis Verlag, Frankenberg / Eder und Köln. - ,1952 bis 1970 insgesamt 221 Hefte (1. Jahrgang 1952 bis 19. Jahrgang 1970) Biologie und 120 Hefte Chemie (1958 - 1967). Hefte sind Jahrgangs-weise professionell in zwei Ausführungen (siehe Bild) gebunden, Halbleinen bzw. Leinen-Einband mit geprägtem Titel / Rücken, beigebunden jeweils die Register. Die Jahrgänge 17/ 1968 bis 19/ 1970 sind zur Bindung vorbereitet, Buch-Umschläge sind gefertigt und bedruckt, Hefte aber noch nicht eingebunden. Den Bänden von 1958 bis 1967 sind auch jeweils die 12 Ausgabe Chemie beigebunden. Im ganzen eine komplette Sammlung der ersten 19 Jahrgänge der populären Lernmittel-Reihe. So nirgends angeboten, rar! zusammen über 10 kg schwer! Bücher sind gut erhalten, in den ersten Bänden Besitzervermerke auf den Vorsätzen und einige wenige Anstreichungen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BUDDHIST SERMONS ON CHRISTIAN TEXTS.

      [Tokyo] 1952, Kokudosha. Stiff brown wrs. 95p., 3-page color. fold out map, texts in English & Japanese, 12.5 x 18 cm.,bit. of the usual paper toning, else clean & solid, with dj.. THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY RARE FIRST EDITION. "An interpretation of Christian intuitions by the Mahayana concepts, and NOT visa-versa,is that Buddhism, in China and Japan, has realized how inexpressive, how crude, how treach- erous words are. Only a mind free of intellectual bondage, yet exacly conscious of what it is doing in overstepping the laws of thought is capable of holding fast to conflicting facts, of grasping the inner essence of paradox...." Very cool stuff ! * Per the dust jacket on ZEN AND ZEN CLASSICS, this title was supposed to be volume 8 of the set. While that may be correct, this work predates that set by 8 years for the first edition ! This title was never issued as part of ZEN AND ZEN CLASSICS even though its content should be kept together with that set. It does complete the set as this was Blyth's choice. **** A very well written, readable set of books. The celebrated Zen master D.T. Suzuki described Blyth as "one of the most eminent exponents of Japanese culture." **** ZEN AND HAIKU: Blyth's studies on Haiku, Japanese humor and Zen are "unique contributions towards East-West understanding." Blyth lived & worked in the east 40 years, until his death in 1964. The history of Zen is the history of moments. It cannot be, like the history of ideas, or even the history of the freedom of thought, an account of development, systematization, criticism, modification, replacement and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great Buddha-hood. * BLYTH'S CONTRIBUTION: Blyth lived and worked in the East for forty years, until his death in 1964 at the age of sixty-six. From the time of his internment in Japan during World War II, Blyth wrote assiduously. In the 1950's, his "ZEN IN ENGLISH LITERATURE" and "ORIENTAL CLASSICS" and "HAIKU" reached enthusiastic readers in America and Europe. Aldous Huxley describes Blyth's work as "illuminating." As William J. Higginson writes in his "HAIKU HANDBOOK," thanks to Blyth "a new interest in Japanese Haiku began to grow among poets of the immediate post World War II generation." ... Blyth's Contribution to cross-cultural understanding was manifold. In 1945, Blyth assumed a post as professor of English at Tokyo's Gakushuin University, the former Peers' School. For almost twenty years he tutored Crown Prince Akihito, the present Emperor. Blyth played a leading role in Emperor Hirohito's historical declaration of January 1, 1946, that he was a human being rather than a god. Blyth edited numerous writings from English and American literature, making them available to avid Japanese readers. **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Please inquire with us to see which of the below other titles by Blyth are in stock. * Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics, Hokuseido Press, 1942 * Haiku, 1949-1952, in four volumes: Vol.1: Eastern Culture. Vol.2: Spring. Vol.3: Summer-Autumn. Vol.4: Autumn-Winter. The Hokuseido Press * Japanese Satirical Verses, The Hokuseido Press, 1949 * Japanese Humour, Japan Travel Bureau, 1957 * Japanese Life and Character in Senryu, 1959 * Oriental Humor, 1959 * Zen and Zen Classics, in five volumes: Vol.1: General Introduction,from the Upanishads to . Huineng.1960. Vol.2: History of Zen.1964. Vol.3: History of Zen.1970. Vol.4: Mumonkan.1966. Vol.5: Twenty-Five Zen Essays.1962. The Hokuseido Press. [Note: this set's numbering is complicated, see us for complete information on what comprises a full set.] The last volume in this work should be BUDDHIST SERMONS ON CHRISTIAN TEXTS per the note above. . Edo Satirical Verse Anthologies, 1961. The Hokuseido Press. * A History of Haiku in two volumes: Vol.1: From the Beginnings up to Issa. Vol.2: From Issa up to the Present.1963.The Hokuseido Press. * Games Zen Masters Play: Writings of R. H. Blyth, 1976. * For more on Blyth see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Horace_Blyth * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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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. .

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        Greeting Card for 1952 by S.W. Hayter Engraving with soft ground etching printed in colour from three lino blocks. Signed and dated 1952 in blue ball point pen in lower margin and on verso.

      Paris.: Self-published., 1952. First edition. Folding sheet.. Fine. Greeting Card for 1952 by S.W. Hayter. Engraving with soft ground etching printed in colour from three lino blocks. Signed and dated 1952 in blue ball point pen in lower margin and on verso. Plate size 920 x 900mm (35/8 x 3.5 inches) Sheet size 4/13

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        I, the Jury (First UK Edition)

      London: Arthur Barker, 1952. First UK Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Some light soil to the boards. Jacket has a chip at the crown (titling not affected) and a couple of smaller chips at the corners, with light rubbing overall. A very presentable copy of Spillane's first book, the first Mike Hammer mystery, and the progenitor to a whole generation of books featuring ultra-violent detective heroes. Basis for the 1953 film noir.

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        Poster for Bonjour Éléphant (Buongiorno, elefante)

      Paris: SIP, 1952. Original color lithograph poster for the movie. 160 x 118 cm. Une production Rizzoli-De Sica. Directed by Gianni Francioli. Complete but with tears along the folds. The full name of the Indian-American actor is Sabu Dastagir (1924-1963). Dans «Bonjour éléphant» (1952) de Gianni Franciolini, il donne à Vittorio De Sica, maître d'école peu fortuné, un éléphanteau très affectueux.

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        Photoalbum With Images of Performances at the State Puppet Theatre

      (1952), (Budapest) 1952 - 10 album card leaves with 9 original, vintage, black and white photographs. Handwritten title page in white ink. In original, green cover. Size of images: ca. 120 × 90 mm. This album was a gift to an associate of the Hungarian State Puppet Theatre on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the leader of the Hungarian Communist Party, General Secretary Mátyás Rákosi. Rákosi sixtieth birthday (March 9, 1952) was a grandiose celebration in the Communist Hungary, with socialist emulations, demonstration and numerous socialist cultural events to commemorate the great day of "Stalin's best pupil", as how he humbly referred to himself. In plants, socialist corporations, factories and in any institutions throughout the country but also many places in the entire Socialist block, the highly important event was celebrated. This album is one of it's manifestation, an "Award for the job well done, on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Comrade Mátyás Rákosi" from the State Puppet Theatre. 10 album card leaves with 9 original, vintage, black and white photographs. Handwritten title page in white ink. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        East of Eden (Signed Limited Edition)

      The Viking Press, New York 1952 - A Very Good copy (only) of the book, lacking the glassine and slipcase. The book spine titling has almost completely flaked off and the closed page block is spotted on the top and fore-edges. Previous owner's name and date written on the final page, otherwise fairly tidy internally. One of 1500 copies of the signed, limited edition, 750 of which were for sale. Steinbeck's classic tale of the Trask and Hamilton families set in the Salinas Valley. The Nobel Prize winning writer considered this his greatest work and, in fact, a young Steinbeck actually makes a small appearance in the novel as a character. East of Eden was a bestseller and became extremely popular upon its release. Steinbeck wrote a friend: "I am getting flocks of letters [ . . .] People write as though it were their book." The popularity of the book would undergo a resurgence in 2003, when it was an Oprah's Book Club pick. More famously, the book has been adapted into a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan and featuring James Dean in one of his few starring roles. The movie appears on AFI's list of the "Top 400 American Films." "But no one can doubt its merits as the work of a great storyteller. It compels and holds the reader's fascinated attention from the first chapter to the last." (Contemporary review in the Washington Post). Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: The Great Depression, 1929-1941 (Inscribed and signed by author)

      New York: Macmillan, 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some scuffing to covers, spine gilt dulled, else very good in moderately worn jacket.. xv, 503 pp., frontispiece and 8 plates from photographs; octavo, original blue cloth. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HERBERT HOOVER on front free endpaper: "To Easton Rothwell With the good wishes of Herbert Hoover." Charles Easton Rothwell (1902-1987) was Director of the Hoover Institution (at Stanford University) from 1952-1959, preceding his Presidency at Mills College in Oakland (1959-1967). During the Second World War Rothwell served in the U.S. State Department. In 1945 he was executive secretary of the founding conference of the United Nations and a principle drafter of the UN charter. Rothwell was also a friend of fellow State Department employee and secretary general of the UN Charter Conference, Alger Hiss. At a House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) hearing in 1948 Hiss was accused by Whitaker Chambers of being a Communist and Soviet agent. Though Hiss denied all charges, he was convicted of perjury and served nearly 4 years in Federal Prison. Herbert Hoover was reportedly quite chagrined when Hiss's old friend C. Easton Rothwell was made Director of the Hoover Institution, though the inscription here seems cordial enough! A compelling association. The inscription, though undated, likely coincides with Rothwell's appointment to the Hoover Institution in 1952, the year of publication of Hoover's memoir.

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        The Diary of a Young Girl

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1952. First Edition. Very Good. First American edition, first printing; states "First Edition" on the copyright page. Very Good, in dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. Sunning to cloth at ends of spine, light dust soiling. Pages toned. Dust jacket shows rubbing at extremities, light edge wear with several short tears, fading to spine panel with chip to head. Originally published in Dutch as "Het Achterhuis" in 1947, this is the first American edition.

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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY - Men at Arms -- Officers and Gentlemen -- Unconditional surrender

      Chapman & Hall. London. 1952-61. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. 8vo. Fine, clean copies finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco, spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. All edges gilt. A fine set.

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        Images à La Sauvette

      Paris: Editions Verve, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Folio (27.5cm x 38cm), July 1952. In the cut-out pattern boards designed by Matisse for Cartier-Bresson in a mark of their friendship. Publication with the simultaneous US edition "made Cartier-Bresson an international superstar." Its English title, the Decisive Moment, offers a key to the images - that point when "all the elements in the picture-frame come together to make the perfect image." "...one of the greatest of all photobooks." (Parr and Badger, The Photobook, vol I, p 208-209). 126 b&w images, spanning Cartier-Bresson's career and divided between West and East, including portraits, street scenes, with settings in Mexico, India, China, Iran, Indonesia, the US and Europe. In very good condition, a clean, unmarked copy, light wear to board edges, and professional restoration to the spine, often a weak point, slight crack to gutter immediately after 1st blank. Internally fine in a firm binding. blank, [16], 1-62, [4], 64-126, [6].

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        Clash by Night (Collection of 3 photographs from the 1952 film, including a candid shot of Marilyn Monroe on the set)

      Los Angeles: RKO Radio Pictures, 1952. Collection of 3 vintage borderless black-and-white single weight still photographs from the US release of the 1952 film noir. One of the photos is a candid shot of a young Marilyn Monroe, leaning against a camera track and talking to her male counterpart lead, Keith Andes. The candid photo has a mimeo snipe describing the shot, indicating clearly that Ms. Monroe was well on her way to being a superstar. The other two borderless shots are of Monroe and Andes in a romantic embrace, and Robert Ryan and Barbara Stanwyck in an even more romantic embrace. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine. Complete collation details available on request.

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        Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers, and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman, Thirty-Second President of the United States of America.

      New York: Farrar Straus and Young, 1952. First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Bill Winston, kindest regards from Harry S. Truman 1-20-62." In very good condition with some light wear to the extremities. First Edition of Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries; Signed by Harry Truman

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        Archive of screenplay and manuscript material by W.R. Burnett

      An archive of 19 mimeograph manuscripts and screenplays, many never published or produced, by W.R. Burnett. All identified by stamp, label or cover sheet as being from H.N. Swanson, Inc., Burnett's literary agent. Swanson, is himself a figure of note, having begun as a movie producer and then becoming one of the most famous literary agents of his day in Hollywood, representing the likes of William Faulkner, Raymond Chandler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway, and, of course, W.R. Burnett. Published and produced manuscripts include "Vanity Row" (manuscript, Knopf, 1952), "Mi Amigo" (manuscript, Knopf 1959), "The Abilene Sampson" (manuscript, Pocket Books, 1963), "Little Men, Big World" (manuscript, Knopf, 1951), "The Goldseekers" (manuscript, Doubleday, 1962), "Bitter Ground" (manuscript, Knopf, 1958), "Underdog" (1956 screenplay, published as a novel by Knopf in 1957), and "The Ivory Tower" (manuscript with tear sheets from publication), "Good Housekeeping," (March 1945). Presumed unproduced or unpublished material (circa 1950s) include: "Pay As You Exit" (screenplay), "A Glance from a Green Eye" (screenplay treatment), "4 for the Road" (television series treatment), "The Texas Story" a.k.a "The Bandit" (screenplay), "The Sun Chasers" (screenplay). "Little Girl, Big Town" (2 copies, short story or story treatment), "Man With a Thousand Enemies" (manuscript), "Babylon USA" (manuscript), "The Big W" (manuscript), and "Night at Shark Bay" (2 copies, manuscript). A superb collection of unpublished and presumably non-researched material from one of the great novelists and Hollywood screenwriters of the twentieth century.

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        Dynamic Science Fiction Magazine. No. 2. I Am tomorrow

      Columbia, 1952. Magazine. Used; Acceptable. Magazine; English language; a worn but readable copy; SUITABLE AS A READING COPY ONLY DUE TO CONDITION; the back cover is missing; the spine is damages exposing the binding underneath. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        A STUDY OF OKINAWAN TEXTILE FABRICS WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES ON ILLUSTRATIONS.

      A MAJOR RESOURCE ON THE SUBJECT Tokyo 1952, - Meiji Shobo. Text volume quarto wrs., 95p. Jap-anese text, 18p. English text, 53 tipped in color plates,co-author was Reiko Tanaka, essentially 2 volume set, allcontained in a single boards portfolio, as issued. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Das Dekameron.

      Sonderausgabe des Europäischen Buchklubs, 1952 - 879 S. Lizenz: München Winkler; Dünndruck; vollständige Ausgabe in der Uebertragung von Karl Witte, durchgesehen von H. Bode; gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 480 8° , Halbleder, Farbkopfschnitt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Trouble With Cinderella (1952) (Signed)

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1952. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, black cloth boards with yellow/green lettering on spine, Very Good. Some edgewear on corners of boards and spine and small discoloration on back. Boards show some overall wear. Binding tight with just a very little give. Pages slightly yellowed but clean. 394 pages. Dust jacket, Good, is protected by mylar cover and is price clipped. DJ has edgewear and several open tears on edges of both front and back boards, spine and front and back flaps. Dj has a light brown water stain on top and bottom of back as well as on top of front and back flaps. Vintage SIGNED bookplate by author in blue ink "ARTIE SHAW" affixed to free front page. Bookplate reads "Ex Libris Best Wishes from the Author" . Previous owner's stamp and light signature appears above bookplate. Previous owner's signature appears on second half-title page after book foreward. Note from previous owner's relative: "This book was autographed by Artie Shaw. This book belonged to my brother-in-law Dave Courtney. He was a professional musician in the U.S. When Dave died my sister Cecile gave me this book which he treasured. Helen Broderick Windsor Ont., 7/3/2001" Pencil notes on free end page, "1. Endeavor as much as you can to keep company with those above you. 2. The greater part of progress is the desire to progress". A very hard to find desirable Signed First Edition..

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        Robinson Crusoe (Original screenplay for the 1954 film, with a TLS from the producer and 6 still photographs from the film)

      Mexico City: Ultramar Films, 1952. Draft script for the 1954 Mexican film. Included is a typed letter signed from the film's producer Edward L. Alperson, on his custom rough-edged stationery, discussing the possibility of distribution within the US. Distribution was eventually taken on by United Artists, and Daniel O'Herlihy received a Best Actor nomination for his performance. A rare pre-production script from Luis Bunuel's first color film, one of the key productions from his Mexican period, written with Hugo Butler, who was at the time living in self-imposed exile in Mexico with Dalton Trumbo (both blacklisted by the HUAC) and writing under various pseudonyms. Single substantive holograph pencil correction toward the end of the text. One of Bunuel's more straightforward narratives, quite faithful to the source material, but with a whopping dream sequence as bizarre as anything one might find in the director's later work. Tall side-stitched self-wrappers, dated "Mexico / 1952," with credits for director-screenwriter Bunuel, screenwriter Butler (under the Roll pseudonym) and producers Oscar Dancigers and Henry F. Ehrlich. 95 leaves, mimeograph. Very Good condition, toned at the edges, some offsetting to the front wrapper, and a 1-inch tear at the left margin.

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First edition, regular issue, in a first state dust jacket. Hardcover. 602pp. Octavo [22 cm] Light green cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title on a brown panel on the spine, and a dark green ink stamped title on the front board. Very good. Gently bumped at the spine ends and corners of the covers. The text block is cracked at the title page, however the book is still very sturdy. The dust jacket is in good condition, with darkening, rubbing to the extremities, and half a dozen closed tears and small chips in the edges. The front panel is nearly detached, but is still holding. Goldstone and Payne, A32b. John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath in 1940.

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        Werke von Karl Kraus : neu hrsg. v. Heinrich Fischer. 14 Bd. + 2 Supplementbde. + 1. Erg.bd. ( vollständig ). Bd.1: Die dritte Walpurgisnacht, Bd.2: Die Sprache, Bd.3: Beim Wort genommen, Bd.4: Widerschein der Fackel, Bd.5: Die letzten Tage der Menschheit, Bd.5: Die letzten Tage der Menschheit, Bd.6: Literatur und Lüge, Bd. 7: Worte in Versen, Bd.8: Untergang der Welt, Bd.9: Unsterblicher Witz, Bd.10: Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung, Bd.11: Sittlichkeit und Kriminalität, Bd.12: Die chinesische Mauer, Bd.13: Weltgericht, Bd.14: Dramen, Supplemente: Shakespeares Dramen I+II, Erg.bd.: Shakespeares Sonette

      München, Kösel, 1952 - 1970. alles 1. Aufl., außer Bd. 2: 2., durch einige neue Stücke erg. Aufl. 308, 447, 462, 433, 769, 355, 540, 454, 341, 434, 345, 300, 367, 496, 295, 416, 47 unpagin. S. 8° , Leinen (ohne Schutzumschl.) Einbände etw. berieben, Papier unterschiedlich nachgedunkelt, auf Kopfschnitt von Supplementbd.2 kl. Kaffeefleck, sonst einwandfrei. Guter Zustand. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1952 First edition, first printing. Publisher's yellow cloth, spine lettered in dark gray; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with red and gray circles emanating waves behind the white title lettering, spine lettered in red and black. Book near fine, with some light wear and faint spotting to the extremities, former owner's inscription to the front fly leaf, otherwise bright and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some wear and a few minor chips to the extremities, faint toning to the spine, short closed tear to the front panel at the spine head, some soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a very good and pleasing copy. Wise Blood is a Southern Gothic novel that tells the story of Hazel Motes, a recently discharged World War II veteran returning from combat to his childhood home in Tennessee. After finding his family gone and their home destroyed, Motes founds the Church Without Christ, an anti-religion which preaches a reliance on self rather than God. O'Connor, herself a native of Georgia and raised Roman Catholic, explores questions of morality and ethics in the 20th century; indeed, Motes' nickname "Haze" reflects his spiritual confusion in the modern age. Interestingly, O'Connor assembled Wise Blood from several previously published short stories.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Typed letter, signed.

      London, 30th June 1952. 1952., 30. One page letter to fellow author and illustrator Nicholas Bentley, typed on Kemsley House' headed notepaper, addressed and with salutation in manuscript. Ian Fleming was Foreign Manager at the Kemsley Group of Newspapers, and he drafted this letter in regard to to Bentley's position as an illustrator and contributor to their flagship paper The Sunday Times. Approximate dimensions 10 x 8 inches, folded twice. Fine. These two writers had maintained a professional relationship for about a year, and around the time this letter was written Fleming was polishing the draft of his first James Bond thriller 'Casino Royale'. While pressing his publisher for an ambitious first print run of 10,000 copies, Fleming would cite as an example in support of his claims Nicholas Bentley's mystery 'The Tongue-tied Canary', which sold 13,000 copies, despite being (according to Fleming) a "very moderate and conventional work" [see Gilbert, page 22].

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        The Borrowers

      London: Dent,, 1952. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in red, illustration to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Diana Stanley. Spine rolled, rubbing to ends of spine and corners, wear along edges, occasional spotting, in the dust jacket with chips to ends of spine, chipping to corners, chipping along rear flap edge, faint stain to rear panel lower edge, faint spotting to panels. Still a very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front of the frontis, " James Pearson-with lots of love from Aunt Mary,who knows he will have a Happy Christmas, Dec. 1952." Winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal, on the 70th anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007, The Borrowers was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works.

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        TOMORROW, THE STARS ...

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1952. cloth.. Some offsetting to front endpapers, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. with a touch of rubbing. A nice copy. Uncommon signed by Heinlein.. (#136650). First edition. Signed on the title page by Heinlein, with his handwritten comment, "(who had nothing to do with it!)," under his signature, and by contributor Philip Klass ("P Klass / W Tenn"). Anthology compiled by Judith Merril and Frederik Pohl (not Heinlein, although he received credit as "editor" and was one of the five "editors" [i.e. readers] credited in the preface) collecting fourteen stories by Jack Finney, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Henry Kuttner, Eric Frank Russell, William Tenn, Isaac Asimov, Fritz Leiber, Judith Merril and others, with preface by Heinlein.

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        Taschen-Theater. Übertr.: Werner Riemerschmid. Mit 14 Zeichnungen des Verfassers.

      Wien : Donau-Verlag, 1952. Deutsche Erstauflage, EA 159 S. kl. 8°, Leinen Schutzumschlag dieser etwas randrissig, illustriert, von Jean Cocteau gewidmet, datiert, signiert und mit einer eigenhändigen Zeichnung fast über die gesamte Seite versehen \" á Erich Speier Jean Cocteau * 1953 \", guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung a Schöne Literatur

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        The Borrowers

      J.M. Dent 1952 - First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Stated "First published 1952" on copyright page. Precedes all other editions.) 159 p. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Jacket in nice shape overall, chipped at head, smaller chip on bottom edge of front panel, rubbed. Foxing on verso with a few small pieces of clear tape. Price intact (9s 6d net). A children's fantasy novel about a tiny family. Winner of the Carnegie Award and a classic of creative children's literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Engraving in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: A Descriptive Catalogue with introductions. Part I: The Tudor Period. Part II: The Reign of James I. Part III: The Reign of Charles I

      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - 3 volume set. The only indication that this set was from a library is the name of the library stamped at the bottom area inside the front board. Also there is archival reconstruction of the spine of the DJ where the call letters must have been. The volumes are dated 1952, 1954 and 1964. The DJ's are all in clear protective sleeves. Some of them have some of the inside flaps with the corners clipped. Some top corner bumping on all 3 volumes and also faint marks on the lower spine where the call letters where removed. The hinges and the spine are very good. Dark spotting on the outside edge of the pages on all 3 volumes. The inside pages look to be unmarked. All the volumes have black and white plates, many with multiple engravings per page, and index's at the end of the book. Volume One has 334 pages of text and 156 pages of plates. Volume Two has 413 pages of text and 252 pages of plates. Voume Three has 397 pages of text and 214 plates. This is a heavy set and will require extra shipping costs from those quoted for all International and domestic Priority mail orders. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A document signed by Marilyn Monroe for her 1952 appearance with the equally beloved Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen! A rider that was specifically aimed at keeping the sexually charged starlet in check, and preventing her from doing anything that might "insult or offend the community or public morals or decency."

      [Los Angeles, CA], [October 1952]. 8.5" x 2". "Endorsement Signed, ""MM,"" 1 page, 8.5"" x 2"", [ Los Angeles, October 7, 1952], countersigned ""EB"" (below Monroe's), being a portion of a contract concerning Monroe's radio appearance on The Charlie McCarthy Show, recorded on October 18, 1952, accompanied by color copies of the entire original contract, included for reference. Minor staple holes at left margin, minor corner loss at bottom left, else fine condition.The original contract underscored Monroe's rapid rise to stardom in 1952 as she assumed more substantial film roles. In April 1952 she appeared on the cover of Life, who billed her as ""The Talk of Hollywood."" Briefly on loan to RKO, she appeared in Clash by Night with Barbara Stanwyick, which was released in June 1952. The following month, two films featuring Monroe appeared including We're not Married! and Clash by Night. In September 1952, Fox released Monkey Business, in which she appeared with Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers. It was in that film that Monroe appeared with her signature platinum-blond hair. The heavily-edited original contract required that Monroe and Bergen initial all of the changes. Revisions were required to note that the program was recorded as opposed to live. Monroe also had to agree to mention the show's sponsor, which in this case was changed from Coca-Cola to ""Richard Hudnut Products"". In a testament to her growing influence, an entire provision making her liable for breaches of contract was crossed out. Monroe also insisted on a rider prohibiting the use of her likeness or name in connection with a product for the purpose of an endorsement. The present, document, a rider that was attached to page four of the original, addresses Monroe's reputation for sex appeal, in which she agreed Bergen could cancel the appearance, ""... if I conducted or do conduct myself without due regard to public conventions and morals or have done or do anything which will tend to disgrace me in society or bring me into pubic disrepute, contempt, scorn or ridicule, or that will tend to schock [sic], insult or offend the community or public morals or decency or prejudice agency or sponsor or the entertainment industry in general ..."" This rider was especially important in light of the recent fracas concerning her nude photographs that had surfaced earlier in the year and threatened to derail her fledgling career. The same rider also reminds the reader of the high pitch of anti-communist hysteria at the time. Not only did Monroe agree not to offend any moral sensibility during the program, she also agreed that her appearance could be terminated in the event she was ""... held in contempt by any Congressional committee or other governmental body and any refusal to testify before any such committee or governmental body, whether for legally justifiable reasons or otherwise."" The language obliquely referred to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which had become infamous after it began investigating Hollywood in 1947. Those who refused to testify before the committee were blacklisted by the industry, including Charlie Chaplain, Orson Welles, Paul Robeson and other greats. The activities of HUAC would be mimicked by another McCarthy, Senator Joe McCarthy, who, beginning in 1953, chaired the Senate Permeant Subcommittee on Investigations. The senator's well-publicized hearings and the aggressive methods employed to badger and intimidate witnesses became known as ""McCarthyism."" Judging from contemporary media reports, Monroe's appearance with Charlie McCarthy (no relation) was an enormous hit. During the program, the pair announced their engagement, much to the consternation of Edgar Bergen who ""admitted that losing Charlie would be like having his pocket picked."" McCarthy, for his part, assured listeners that he would allow Ms. Monroe to continue her screen career. ""'Certainly I'm gonna let her work. I love the girl. I don't want to interfere with her career?"or her income.'"" (Charles Denton, ""Charlie McCarthy Captures Heart of Marilyn Monroe"", United Press, October 31, 1952)"

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        Charlotte's Web

      1952. first edition. A Classic of Children's Literature"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; 201 x 132 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. A very light stain on front cover and a few leaves very slightly and almost unnoticeably 'wrinkled', otherwise near fine. In the original unclipped first issue dust jacket with the price "2.50" on the front flap. Light water stain on the front panel, a few small tears but overall a very good example 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl

      Doubleday, New York 1952 - Stated first edition. First American edition, translated from the Dutch. Publisher's black cloth with silver gilt titling. Topstain somewhat faded. Corners softened and rubbed/frayed, mild ridge to spine, PO name to ffep. Very slightly cocked. Jacket in mylar with $ 3.00 price toned to spine, lightly worn at spine ends with tiny hole, tiny closed tear to back panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Air.

      Self printed,, 1952. Woodcut in green and brown printed from 2 blocks on wove paper. Sheet size 16.9 x 15.6 cm. Excellent condition. Unknown edition, proof without text. Signed lower left be Escher, inscribed 'eigendruck' ('own print') lower right. This image was commissioned by Eugène and Willy Strens for a New Years greeting's card for 1954. Published as a card with letterpress text, the cards were unsigned.

      [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. Spine age toned, joints split about 3cm from the head, cream dust jacket a little darkened, rubbed and chipped to edges, foot of spine split, head of spine with small loss. First US edition, first printing. The photographer's finest and definitive collection of images. With the photographer's signed presentation inscription. "To Dick Schuler who gets brilliance out of our darkness Henri for Magnum HCB". The recipient Richard 'Dick' Schuler was a German emigre photographer and printer, and principal at Compo Photo-Color (Compo Photo Service inc.), a photographic lab in New York City who specialised in making exhibition prints and large photo-murals. Compo were responsible for printing a number of important exhibitions including Edward Steichen's 'The Family of Man' (1955) at the Museum of Modern Art, who frequently used the firm to make large exhibition prints. In his preface Cartier-Bresson writes, "To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression… if the shutter was released at the decisive moment, you have instinctively fixed a geometric pattern without which the photograph would have been both formless and lifeless." After 1946 Cartier-Bresson ceased printing his own photographs, preferring to spend his time taking photographs or drawing. Instead he relied on a series of expert printers whose work he would strictly supervise. In 1966 Cartier-Bresson retired from active participation in Magnum Photos, the cooperative agency he had co-founded in 1947. The inscription therefore suggests that this book was inscribed within fourteen years of its publication and represents high praise indeed for the recipient.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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