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        Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion.

      Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1952. First edition. Quarto, original leatherette volume, gilt titles to the front panel. Inscribed and signed by several Presidents on the front free endpaper. Inscribed by Truman, This was quite a good job- but it should be good for several generations unless someone blows it up! Harry S. Truman Independence, Missouri March 14, 1955." Inscribed by Richard Nixon. Signed by Lyndon Johnson, Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter. The inscription from Kennedy appears to be secretarial. Also inscribed by Robert Doughtery, a Renovation Commission member. The volume is accompanied by several original and copies of letters from the White House regarding the autographs. Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion details the rebuilding of the White House during the Truman administration. Includes photos of the demolition and reconstruction and several high-quality color images of the finished rooms. It details many of the costs and history behind the project and includes detailed floor plans of the ground, first, second, and third floors of the Residence.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Decisive Moment: Photogrtaphy by Henri Cartier-Bresson

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1952 - Large folio, publisher's illustrated paper-covered boards. First American edition (issued simultaneously with the first French edition) of Cartier-Bresson's first book, with dozens of half and full-page high-contrast gravures. With an introduction by Cartier-Bresson, in which he articulates the principles of his photojournalistic approach. With the loose caption pamphlet laid in. Boards designed by Henri Matisse. Lacking original dust jacket. Edgeworn, shallow chipping to spine ends, some splitting to joints but boards holding firm, some dampstaining to fore- and lower edges with no images affected. Overall, a decent copy of a scarce and delicate book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Left Bank Books]
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        The Borrowers

      London: J.M. Dent, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. 159 p. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Cloth along bottom edge rubbed. Jacket price-clipped, missing small chips at head and tail, light rubbing and a few small closed tears to back panel. The first novel in the popular Borrowers children's book series.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Borrowers. With Illustrations By Diana Stanley.

      London, J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd., 1952., 1952. PROOF COPY OF FIRST EDITION, with a few minor differences. This volume features the same sepia illustrations as the published edition, but are printed somewhat darker. In addition, the proof was issued without the colour frontispiece, and does not have the extra copyright notice stamped to some trade copies. Bound in publisher's light blue paper covers, titles printed in black to spine and upper. Some light tanning to the top of front cover, with only minor wear (considering its fragility as a paperback). Near-fine condition. A scarce item, housed in a collector's gilt-titled protective buckram case. Norton's The Borrowers was awarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Barmy in Wonderland.

      London: Herbert Jenkins,, 1952. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, lower tip bumped, contents lightly toned; an excellent copy in the unclipped jacket with sunned spine, and some creases and nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Albert Einstein Signed Photograph.

      1952. Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed "A Einstein 52." on the lower left hand corner. Some light spotting and surface wear. The signature is lightly smudged. The photograph measures 8 inches by 12 inches. The entire piece is 12.5 inces by 15 inches. Matted and framed. Albert Einstein developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"). He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory (David Bodanis).

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        Mu ke xuan ji (Selected Woodcuts / Ausgewählte Holzschnitte). Peking (Beijing), People's Fine Arts Press, 1952. 4to. (37 : 26,5 cm). 4 Bl., 43 Tafeln mit ganzs. Wiedergaben von s/w (35) und farbigen (8) Holzschnitten von Gu Yuan, 1 Bl. Impressum. Text durchgängig in Chinesisch. Orig.-Leinenband mit geprägtem Deckeltitel; minimal gebräunt, Ecken gering beschabt, Deckel leicht verzogen.

      - Mu ke xuan ji (Selected Woodcuts / Ausgewählte Holzschnitte). Peking (Beijing), People's Fine Arts Press, 1952. 4to. (37 : 26,5 cm). 4 Bl., 43 Tafeln mit ganzs. Wiedergaben von s/w (35) und farbigen (8) Holzschnitten von Gu Yuan, 1 Bl. Impressum. Text durchgängig in Chinesisch. Orig.-Leinenband mit geprägtem Deckeltitel; minimal gebräunt, Ecken gering beschabt, Deckel leicht verzogen. Erste Ausgabe; eins von 2000 Exemplaren. - Vord. fliegendes Blatt mit Namenszug (?) über das ganze Blatt. Papier minimal gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar. - First edition of only 2.000 copies printed. Bound in the original publisher's full cloth, boards slightly warped. Bold signature (illegible) across front fly leaf. Otherwise a very good and clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patzer & Trenkle]
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        Arabian Highlands

      Ithaca NY: Cornell Univ Press, 1952. First. Hardcover. VG+/VG. 771 pp, profuse ill, text maps. Large pull out folding map in rear pocket. The highlands of the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia were among the last unexplored parts of the world. In 1932 and again in 1936-7 Philby ventured into these regions and successfully penetrated the area and wrote this amazing record of what he saw and learned. Philby was the second European to cross the Arabian Peninsula from sea to sea, the first to follow the great pilgrim route to Meeca, the first to map the great expanse of the Empty Quarter. He was also a military expert. A desirable work, indeed a modern cornerstone of any Middle East collection. A VG+ copy in vg jacket.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Phantom Song

      (Frederic Prokosch), Naples 1952 - First edition. Decorated self-wrappers with printed paper label. 24mo. Fine. Extra label tipped-in. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "IV" of 10 Roman numeralled in Umbrian paper. Signed by the author. In original mailing envelope hand-addressed by Prokosch (on which an old ink bookseller's description and price appears). A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books," this one issued as a Christmas Greeting. Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions," which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. *OCLC* locates five copies (of the total edition) in institutions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        East of Eden

      New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1952., 1952. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Large Octavo. pp.[vi]; 602. In publisher's light green cloth with titles to spine and upper board. With original pictorial dust jacket. Book is fine; jacket a little worn to crown and a touch darkened to spine. A most attractive example. First issue ('bite' for 'bight' on pg. 281, line 38) in first state dust jacket with author's photographic portrait on rear panel and no reviews. Callil & Toibin; Modern Library (200 Best Novels in English since 1950)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Lettre autographe signée *

      Paris, 12.9.1952. - Feuillet bleu plié en deux, 17 x 12, recto-verso. Missive timbrée adressée par l'auteur à Thérèse Aubray, en 13 lignes évoquant la lecture contrariée d'une traduction envoyée, à cause de trop de travail et le report d'une invitation "à plus tard, beaucoup plus tard".

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        Jüchser, Hans. - "Lüttenort (Garten)".

      - Zeichnung / Pinselzeichnung, in grauer und schwarzer Tusche, auf hellgelbem Büttenpapier, 1952. Von Hans Jüchser. 32,4 x 47,6 cm (Blatt) / 50 x 70 cm (Passepartout). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert. Dazu betitelt. Verso ebenfalls in Bleistift betitelt: "Lüttenort / Garten". - Lüttenort war der Rückzugs- und Arbeitsort von Otto Niemeyer-Holstein auf der Insel Usedom bei Koserow. - Im Passepartout montiert. Kaum merkliche Knickspuren im Rand. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Hans Jüchser (1894 Chemnitz - 1977 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1910-15 Ausbildung zum Zeichenlehrer in Stollberg. 1915-18 Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg, danach Zeichenlehrer in Bockau. 1919-23 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie für Kunstgewerbe bei Georg Erler und Arno Drescher. 1923-28 Meisterschüler an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Otto Hettner und Ludwig von Hofmann. 1927 Studienreise nach Südschweden und Bornholm. 1920-34 Mitglied der Künstlervereinigung Dresden. 1930-32 Mitglied der Assoziation revolutionärer bildender Künstler (ASSO). 1932-34 Mitglied der Neuen Dresdner Sezession und im "Kreis der Sieben? 1937 vernichteten die Nationalsozialisten sechs seiner Gemälde aus den Kunstsammlungen. 1940 als Soldat in den Zweiten Weltkrieg eingezogen. Bis 1949 in Kriegsgefangenschaft. Danach freischaffend in Dresden-Wachwitz. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Invisible Man

      New York: Random House, 1952. First edition. [viii], 439, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's black and tan cloth, top edge stained black. Very slight spotting to textblock edge, else fine, in the E. McKnight Kauffer dust-jacket with Gordon Parks photograph of the author on the rear panel, unlcipped, lightly edgeworn, with small closed tear and crease to rear panel. First edition. [viii], 439, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 'I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me'. Ellison's National Book Award-winning first novel, the only published in his lifetime. "Immediately acclaimed by critics, it was recognized not merely as an excellent novel by a black author, but as a great literary achievement" (ANB). Set in the 1930s, the novel's hero is expelled from a college in the South and moves to New York City where he becomes a member of the Brotherhood. Engaging and dramatic, Invisible Man is landmark work registering the social, cultural and political ideas and problems facing the black community in the mid-twentienth century. Blockson 86

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press. 1952., 1952. First Issue. Octavo, pp. 602. Publisher's green cloth with green titles to front and black titles on a red square to spine. In pictorial paper dustjacket. Some slight rubbing to the top and bottom edges of the covers, some slight dustiness to the top edge. Tiny amount of nicking to the top and bottom edges of the dustwrapper, some tanning to the inside folds and to the spine. In a handsome quarter blue clamshell box. A lovely clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Images a la Sauvette. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      Paris. Editions Verve. 1952. Erste Ausgabe / First Printing. Folio. 154 unpaginierte S. OPappband mit einer Einbandzeichnung von Henri Matisse in handgefertigter Leinenkassette / Illustrated paper over boards by Matisse in a perfect made private blue cloth slip-case. Unter Verwendung des Original-Buchrückens perfekt und kaum sichtbar restauriert, ohne jeden Papierverlust. Der Einband etwas angestaubt mit wenigen kleinen Fleckchen, teils marginal gebräunt. Insgesamt dennoch sehr gutes Exemplar des meist stark beschädigten Bandes / Spine expertly repaired with no loss, cover slightly dusty with some small stains, else very good. Erste Ausgabe. Auf dem Vortitel eine dreizeilige handschriftliche Widmung Cartier-Bressons an einen Düsseldorfer Künstler, handschriftlich signiert. Cartier-Bressons wohl bedeutendste Publikation spiegelt, keineswegs \"auf die Schnelle\" sondern eindrucksvoll und besonnen, in 126 Fotowiedergaben in Duoton Menschen in vielen Teilen der Welt vor und in der unmittelbaren Zeit nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Das fachkundig und perfekt restaurierte Buch in einer aufwändigen, handgefertigten, mit dunkelblauem Leinen bezogenen Kassette. Frühe Widmungsexemplare des französischen Fotografen sind ausgeprochen selten. Versand D: 2,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert / 20th Century, Europa / Europe, Photographie / Photographs, Signierte Bücher / Signed Books, Widmungsexemplare

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Kunst und Fotograf]
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        DESIGN The International Magazine for Designers and their Clients.

      Nos. 37-545. London, Jan. 1952 - May 1994. Good ex-library set, bound till year 1990 in plain cloth vols., original pictorial wrappers preserved (see below). 4to. Richly illustrated. Monthly for manufacturers, designers and retailers, published for the council of Industrial Design. Editor: Alec Davis, later Corin Hughes Stanton, Marion Hancock. This important set lacks only eleven scattered issues, one issue is slightly damaged in the margin, one advertisement was cut out. Most covers show small remainders of detached address- or library-circulation labels.

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        SHERLOCK HOLMES THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES + THE COMPLETE LONG STORIES His Adventures Memoirs Return His last Bow & The Case Book + A study in Scarlet The sign of four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of fear

      John Murray. London. 1952. TWO VOLUMES. Reprints. 8vo. (7.2 x 5 inches). Fine leather bindings by Bayntun of Bath. Attractive half red morocco, spines with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled in black and decorated & lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt. Red cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. A fine, attractively bound set.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Images à la sauvette [= The Decisive Moment] Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson

      Paris, Éditions Verve 1952..

      [Bookseller: Heinrich Heine Antiquariat Lustenberger ]
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        Images a la Sauvette. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      Editions Verve 1952. 126 Gebundene Ausgabe Erstausgabe in französischer Sprache/ First edition in french language, Gebundene Ausgabe OHNE Schutzumschlag, Paris, Editions Verve 1952, VII/126/V Seiten, Schwarzweiß-Fotobildband, Bindung einwandfrei, Papier innen leicht fensterrandig nachgedunkelt, Seite 43-45 sowie S.50 am Rand etwas fleckig, letzte Seite im Buch etwas stockfleckig, sonst keine größeren Mängel, Buchschnitt kaum nachgedunkelt und sonst nahezu tadellos, Einband in sehr gutem Zustand mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren (intern: 38G-rotbraun/Kunst/GOU-3)

      [Bookseller: Lydia & Hubert Lohmaier GbR]
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        Typed letter, signed ("Felix Frankfurter") on Supreme Court stationery, one page, 5 1/2 x 8 inches, double-spaced, to Thomas M. Galey, written about two weeks after the tragic death of Judge Robert P. Patterson in an airplane crash

      Washington: N.p., 1952. One sheet, folded twice, well-preserved, the signature in black ink, quite bold A touching letter in appreciation of Patterson, whom Frankfurter elsewhere termed "as able a judge as there is in the land off the Supreme Court" and whom, at Frankfurter's urging, Roosevelt appointed to join Henry Stimson at the War Department

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Dial Press, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow writer James Jones in the year of publication, "To my friend James Jones: Shelby Foote Greenville, Mississippi 15 April 1952." In Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life by Stuart Chapman, James Jones's visit is mentioned: "He set out to write the article but was interrupted by James Jones, the author of From Here to Eternity, who stopped over in Greenville with 'a milelong aluminum trailer and with three blackclad motorcyclists for outriders, like a Nazi general.' After surviving a hangover that saddled him for several days afterwards, Foote sat down to hammer out the article." An outstanding association copy, linking two important writers of war literature. Stamp commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. The book owes much to William Faulkner in the slow, elegant cadence of its storytelling. Its narrative also resembles Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage"; a similarity reinforced by the fact that Foote wrote an introduction to an edition of Crane's work some forty years later.

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        Excellent Women

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1952. First edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.25 inches). pp.256. Publisher's blue boards lettered in red, a little marked, faded to edges, spine lean, reading ridge to spine. Printed d/w, not price-clipped (12s 6d), just-nicked to edges, light red stain affecting X and W to upper panel; rear panel darkened. Textblock unevenly age-toned, as publisher chose to print this book on cheap, acidic paper. O/w contents clean. Binding firm. No inscriptions. A Very Good copy in a like d/w. Uncommon. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        LA CUCINA ITALIANA. Giornale di gastronomia per le famiglie e per i buongustai. Fondata nel 1929 da Delia Notari.

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

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      Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1952. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Red cloth, black titles, blue and black vignettes. Two-tone illustrations. 192 pages. SIGNED by Enid Blyton (Best wishes from) to front endpaper. Contents clean. Pictorial wrapper is lightly edge-creased, beautifully bright. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

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        Vision von Paris. Farblithographie von 1952. 34,5 x 52,5 cm. Gerahmt.,

      1952 - Mourlot 81.- Das größte aus einer Reihe von 8 Lithographien. Zuerst veröffentlicht in einer Sonderedition der Kunstzeitschrift Verve. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Pres, 1952 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light green cloth; original pictorial dust jacket. About near fine, with some light wear and toning to the extremities, spine cracked at the title page, otherwise fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light rubbing to the extremities, else bright and clean. Overall, a tight copy. East of Eden features the intertwining stories of the Hamilton and Trask families. The former is based on Steinbeck's own genealogical lineage, while the latter is a representation of the Biblical Adam and his descendants. Considered by the author to be his masterpiece work, East of Eden is a culmination of the major themes and strengths of Steinbeck's other novels: an affinity for nature, the pervasive struggle between good and evil, familial relationships, and American history. During the writing process, Steinbeck chronicled the development of this novel with letters to his friend and former publisher Pascal Covici, the contents of which were published a year after Steinbeck's death as Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. A lengthy yet popular tale originally intended by the author to teach his sons about the Salinas Valley in California, East of Eden has been adapted into a film, a musical, and a television miniseries.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        A document signed three times by Marilyn Monroe for her 1952 appearance with the equally beloved Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen! A rider in the original contract 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 11". "Endorsement Signed, ""MM"" (thrice), on a Typed Document, 1 page, 8.5"" x 11"", [Los Angeles, October 7, 1952], countersigned ""EB"" (thrice, each 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. File holes at top, minor staple holes at top left, usual folds, 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. Another rider, 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)"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre, 1952. First ed. Strand, Paul. 4to., 127 pp., b&w photographs. Pictorial wrappers over boards, with the original glassine over-wrapper. A fine, near new copy. Limited, numbered edition. Considered one of Strand's most beautiful and sensitive bodies of work. For many years, Paul and Hazel Strand made their home in the French village of Orgeval.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Féerie pour une autre fois

      Edition originale, un des 1050 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur.Cartonnage de l'éditeur relié d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet.Bel exemplaire. Gallimard Paris 1952 11,5x18cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Improvisations: Spring Fantasia Masquerade Ball. May 15, 1952

      New York: Artists Equity Association, 1952. Slim folio, original spiral-bound color lithographic pictorial wrappers, with one hundred original lithographs (several printed in color) by various artists on colored laid paper. Handbill announcing "Dagmar, Queen of Spring Fantasia" laid in. Expert repair to upper wrapper, closed marginal tear to one plate, small stain to lower margin affecting upper wrapper and a dozen plates. Limited first edition program, one of two thousand copies, commemorating the 1952 Spring Fantasia, the annual fundraising masquerade ball for Artists Equity Association. AEA was founded in 1947 to advance the economic interests of American artists in the face of dwindling government support for the arts after the Second World War. In its efforts to enlist private and institutional backing, the Association solicited program advertisements from a host of businesses large and small. Member artists were selected by advertisers to supply original artwork and given complete freedom of expression: "Spontaneity and fun, in the spirit of our annual Spring Fantasia Masquerade Ball, was the objective rather than orthodox merchandising." While predictably showcasing many galleries, museums and art supply shops, the program also features ads for CBS, Guerlain, Life Magazine, the Russian Tea Room, S. Klein, Encyclopedia Britannica, Harry Winston and Maidenform. Contributing artists include Milton Avery, Antonio Frasconi, Jacob Lawrence, Reginald Marsh, Ben Shahn, and Max Weber, among others. The spirited program notes, together with the sponsor and patron listings, reflect the midcentury merger of art, business and New York society. A very good copy of a fragile production, complete with one hundred original lithographs.

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        Bleak House (Band 1)

      Insel, Leipzig 1952 - Einband etwas berieben, Farbkopfschnitt, Buch gut erhalten - Text in altdeutscher Schrift. deutsch 573 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shi Zhu Zhai Jian Pu (Shih Chu Chai Chien P\'u - Shih Chu Chai Chien Pu) (Zehnbambushalle Briefpapier - Ten Bamboo Studio Decorated Letter-paper). Complete 4 Vol. in 1 silk brocade case.

      (Peking) Beijing, Rong Bao Zhai (Jung Pao Chai), 1952. 4°, Blockbuchbindung 31,3 x 21,2 cm, 4 Bde. Mit meist farb. Wasserdrucken. Blockbuchbindung in Brokat-Schuber. Berühmtes Lehrbuch der Malerei von Hu Zhengyan (um 1582-1672), zuerst 1633 gedruckt; vorliegend der Nachdruck “im 13. Jahr der Republik China”. – Mit Darstellungen von Pflanzen, Früchten, Vögeln, Steinen. Gutes Exemplar. A facsimile of a rare seventeenth-century Ming Dynasty work (1644-45) that was a milestone in the development of Chinese and world colour printing. The printer and compiler, Zheng-yan Hu (ca. 1582-1672) is credited with pioneering aubtle printing techniques such as wiping the block for graded colour effect and gaufrage (Embossing). The elegant designs document the style and taste of th period, including motifs that apeear in late Ming paintinh: rocks, bamboo, insects, landscape scenes, famous hermits of antiquity, The facsimile was produced by Rong Bao Zhai Studio, China\'s foremost publisher of wood-block and scoll reproductions. The original woodcut techniques were used on a high qualty paper to re-create with extraordinary accuracy the great variety of colour and subtle effects, including the ubcoloured embossed designs. The work is a monument of colour printing in both the historical and modern sense. This limited edition includes the original prefaces of 1644 by Yü-jian Li and Ke-gong Li, as well as a preface and a postscript by the well-known scholar Zheng-duo Zheng. Each of the 4 volumes has a table of contents listing the subjects in groups. The volumes are bound in the orihon style and housed in an open-ended, overlaping brocaded board cover with bone fasteners. Four volumes, each in plain paper wrappers, stitched as issued, calligraphic label mounted on wrappers. Contains woodblock prints on double-folded leaves, including colored, black and white, and embossed prints. The four volumes contained in original silk brocade folding case with ivory fastener, with calligraphic label on case. Good copy. - Rong Bao Zhai was the traditional name given to the new entity formed when the small artistic workshops of Peking were collected together after the founding of the People\'s Republic of China, --basically a collective consisting of the most skilled and experienced Chinese wood block illustrators. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China, Chinesische Kunst, Chinesische Kultur

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        La France de profil

      Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre,, 1952. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers over thick card stock boards. With original glassine wrapper. Monochrome plates throughout. Charming contemporary gift inscription in French with drawing of a cat to front free endpaper. Glassine slightly chipped at foot of spine. An excellent copy with exceptionally bright contents. First edition, first printing, of one of Roth's '101 seminal photographic books of the 20th century'. "In the early 1950s Paul Strand moved from the United States to Europe, largely to escape the spectre of McCarthyism... His intention [with this book] had been to find the perfect French village or small town and to photograph it in depth. But the ideal community was not forthcoming, so he utilized images that he had gathered from all over France to make this book with the left-wing writer, Claude Roy. Of all Strand's books, La France de profil (A Profile of France) is the truest collaboration with a writer... [Strand] finds poetry everywhere... including more weathered walls even than Atget, as well as equally weathered faces, lustrous clouds over fecund fields, and a fine picture of a lazy reed-lined stream" (Parr & Badger). Text in French. The quality of the reproductions is superb.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Old Man and the Sea - an exceptional copy in an unfaded dust wrapper

      Cape 1952 - A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1952. A fine book (trace of spotting and one neat name to the front endpaper), in a fine unclipped wrapper which is UNFADED to the spine. An exceptional copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      J Cape 1952 - 1952 J Cape Hardcover 1st Edition 1st Impression. Very good+ clean tight binding in very good+ unclipped dustjacket. Wonderful jacket design as shown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MacKellar Art & Books ]
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        Chicago: The Second City

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1952 - First edition. Drawings by Steinberg. A few pages roughly opened, including one that removes some text, thus very good in near fine, very slightly spine-sunned dustwrapper. Three long essays on Chicago that first appeared in the *New Yorker*, Inscribed by Liebling to his editor there: "To Bill Shawn - Joe Liebling." A relatively innocuous inscription masking an important relationship, Shawn had worked at the *New Yorker* since 1933, and became only the second editor-in-chief at the beginning of 1952 after the death of founder Harold Ross. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Oeuvres completes. Publièes avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Partie I / Volume 1 + Volume 2: Groups de Lie; Partie II / Volume 1: Algebre, formes differentielles, systemes differentielles; Partie II / Volume 2: Groups infinis, systemes differentiels, theories d\'equivalence; Partie III / Volume 1: Divers, geometrie differentielle; Partie III / Volume 2: Geometrie differentielle (suite).

      Gauthier Villars, Paris 1952-1955. 6 Bände (so komplett), 6 Volumes (co complete), 1356 S. (Partie I) - 1384 S. (Partie II) - 1873 S. (Partie III) mit wenigen Figuren und Portraits, Groß 8°, Original-Kunststoffeinbände (Hardcover), Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Titel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gesamtausgaben, Mathematik

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        Collected Poems 1934–1952

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd,, 1952. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Spotting to fore edge, a few faint spots to prelims. An excellent copy in a lightly toned jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Spectrophotometric Studies on the Combination of Trypan Blue and Related Dyes with the Plasma Albumin of the Rat, Guinea pig, and the Baboon

      S. Afr. J. Med Sci., (1952), 17, 61-72 - S. Afr. J. Med Sci., (1952), 17, 61-72 Offprint. Self-wrappers as issued. First separate edition. Rare. Staples little rusted else very good. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        In Country Sleep

      New Directions, 1952, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Signed by Author. First edition, inscribed by Dylan Thomas on page opposite title page. Dustjacket split into two parts along spine, has a few other small tears/chips, edge wear, rubbed corners/spine, age browned. Boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine. Owner's name/date on flyleaf. No writing in text. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 046687.

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      Frankfurt am Main: Reihenbuch-Verlag GmbH,. [1952]. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained orange.. Age darkening to text block, small stain to front cover, a very good. copy. A very scarce book. (#141551). First edition. A satire in which Hitler escapes from Germany during the final days of World War II and establishes a utopian colony in Greenland.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        En Attendant Godot

      Les Editions Du Minuit, Paris 1952 - Original publisher's printed wrappers, lettered in blue and black. Spine lightly toned and lightly dampstained, with a reading ridge. A few penned words have been partially removed from ffep. Pages lightly toned. In plastic DJ and housed in a fine custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1952). First. First edition. Boards well-worn, particularly on the spine, thus only good lacking the dustwrapper. The cheap, cardboard construction of the boards seems to ensure that most copies are found well-worn. The author's first book. Burgess 99. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1952., 1952. First edition. Fine in dust jacket very lightly rubbed along the front flap fold. Rod Britten has amnesia. His grandmother's been murdered, and he thinks he might have killed her. Even when the cops rule him out as as a possible suspect, Rod still has his doubts. A superior copy of an elusive title.

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        The Sensory Order: An Inquiry Into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology

      Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, London 1952 - 209 pages. Bibliography. Index. Hayek aims ". to work out certain implications of generally accepted facts or assumptions in order to use them as an explanation of the central problem of the nature of mental phenomena." - from Preface. Prior owner's signature atop front free endpaper, otherwise book very clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear to dark green cloth-covered boards. Binding tight. Price-clipped dust jacket, lacking several chips and tanned at spine, is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        Oeuvres completes. Publièes avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Partie I / Volume 1 + Volume 2: Groups de Lie; Partie II / Volume 1: Algebre, formes differentielles, systemes differentielles; Partie II / Volume 2: Groups infinis, systemes differentiels, theories d'equivalence; Partie III / Volume 1: Divers, geometrie differentielle; Partie III / Volume 2: Geometrie differentielle (suite).

      Gauthier Villars, Paris 1952-1955. - 1356 S. (Partie I) - 1384 S. (Partie II) - 1873 S. (Partie III) mit wenigen Figuren und Portraits, Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 7900 Groß 8°, Original-Kunststoffeinbände (Hardcover), Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Titel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, 6 Bände (so komplett), 6 Volumes (co complete),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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