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      - Gouache / Collage auf Pavatex 45 x 49 cm, gerahmt 54 x 58 cm, unten rechts signiert u. datiert 1952, rückseitig bezeichnet u. signiert Klein, ein Einzelgänger unter den Basler Graumalern, studierte u.a. bei Arnold Fiechter. Im Bahnhofbuffet Basel realisierte er das Wandbild Morgenstreich (1955) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Thomi]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. 1st edition of his first book. Red cloth (one of 3 bindings with no priority), a fine copy, in a fine dustjacket (no nicks, tears or fading). Superficially, The Natural is a baseball novel set in the 1930s, but it's really a Gothic novel taken out into the sunshine and set between the chalk lines. Its themes touch a succession of juxtapositions including, choices and consequences, morality and responsibility, and, of course, rise and fall. Woven through the plotline is a symbolic myth of initiation and isolation, drawing from models of lore as distant as Chrétien de Troyes' Sir Percival (the original Arthurian quest for the Holy Grail), and as near as T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, as well as numerous others (some even earlier than the former, some even later than the latter). Malamud's motif is the tragic flaw, and the symbols galore accent birds (including Harriet Bird, the woman in black), water (rain, drowning), the vegetative cycle of spring (including Iris Lemon, who's name was changed to Gaines in the movie), trains (the book opens with Roy's train emerging from a tunnel, his rebirth at the age of 19), and the field (the playing field is The Waste Land), dry and parched when Roy arrives, but after his first hit, rain falls for 3 days and turns the field a vibrant green. And then there is his bat, Wonderboy, an Excalibur forged in lightning. Fine / fine.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Perspectives for a Two Family Dwelling at what is currently 259 Upper Terrace, San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July 1952 - November 1953.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 18 sheets. Job #233, located on E. Side of Upper Terrace, 715' S. of Clifford Terrace., San Francisco. File Number 4083. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Torino - Porta Susa.

      Dipinto all'acquerello datato 1952, - cm 42x30, entro cornice scolpita e dorata. Deliziosa veduta della Stazione di Porta Susa in Torino, con lungo treno viaggiante in primo piano. Firmato ''Donatella Merlo 1952''. Quotata pittrice torinese, nata nel 1927, discendente di un'illustre famiglia di artisti. La sua formazione avviene sia in studio con il nonno, il padre, con Omegna e Morbelli, sia all'Accademia Albertina, dove segue in particolare gli insegnamenti di Casorati, che indurranno l'artista ad una profonda trasformazione del rapporto con l'Arte figurativa. Frequenta fin da giovanissima l'ambiente di Albisola, all'epoca delle sperimentazioni di vari artisti fra i quali Fontana e Cherchi. Svolge un'intensa attività espositiva in Italia e all'Estero. In perfetto stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Dwight Eisenhower

      c. 1952. Bottle stopper with 2.75” high image of Eisenhower atop a 1.25” cork. Light paint wear, else fine.<br /><br />Accompanied by an 8.5” x 11” Certificate of Authenticity signed “David North,” stating: “My mother, Helen Weaver North was General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. This is to certify that the Eisenhower cork bottle stopper pictured below was given by President Eisenhower to my mother.”<br /><br />Chief Yeoman Helen E. Weaver was General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal secretary at NATO Headquarters in Paris from 1951 and his secretary at the White House from 1953-1957. According to William J. Hopkins, Executive Clerk of the White House Office (1931-1971), in a 1993 interview with Paul K. Carr published in Carr’s philographic study “The Eisenhower Files” (Mattituck, NY: Amereon House, 1997), Helen Weaver was one of two secretaries who signed President Eisenhower’s name to letters (Ann Whitman was the other).<br />

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Apple Tree

      Victor Gollancz 1952 - First edition, first printing. Signed by Daphne du Mauier and inscribed in blue ink on the title page. Very Good, a bit dust-soiled and lightly shelf worn, offsetting to free endpapers from dust jacket flaps. In a Very Good dust jacket, price-clipped, moderately toned at the spine and edges, lightly dust soiled and lightly rubbed at the extremities. A collection of short stories including "The Birds," which served as the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film bearing the same name. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        To Catch a Thief

      New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Near Fine, in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Book plate from former owner to front pastedown. Light sunning to edges of boards. The dust jacket shows edge wear and chipping with loss at the head and tail of the spine, as well as at the corners. Stated first printing.

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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's seal and "A" are present. Green cloth boards. Book Condition: Near Fine, sunning at the spine, bookplate. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, chipping at the spine. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Invisible Man

      New York: Random House, 1952. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life". It is a story of campus life for the hero on a small southern college and then to NYC and Harlem. book is fine.Original jacket is VG 2 large chips at spine top and one large chip at bottom of spine, also a large chip 1/2"x1/2" over the N in invisible and modest wear to extremities, jacket is price clipped. A wonderful and rare collectible. Internally unmarked and now Mylar protected.

      [Bookseller: Oshtemo Book Sellers]
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        Temoignages pour l art abstrait 1952. Introduction de Leon Degand. Photographies-portraits par Serge Vandercam.

      Paris, Editions Art d Aujourd hui, 1952. - circa 24 x 20 cm. With 30 plates, 27 in pochoir-colour Original softcover with jacket and printed transparent wrapper Collection of 34 portraits of artists with short biographies, interviews, portraits and other images. The 30 plates on thicker cardboard. - Number 20 of a limited edition (total 1500). "- Fine and clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        [Sword of Honour Trilogy, comprising:] Men at Arms; [with] Officers and Gentlemen; [and] Unconditional Surrender [Signed by Biro]

      London: Chapman & Hall [through 1961], 1952. Three fine First Impression octavo volumes, each signed on the front jacket flap by the legendary illustrator Val Biro (1921-2014). vi,314; [10],335; [8],311. Original publisher's blue cloth, spines stamped in gilt, top edges stained blue; bright red, blue, yellow, and white dust jackets by Biro. Men at Arms (1952): Fine, tight and square with bright gilt and rich top stain; about Fine jacket (just a degree of fading to spine panel, the end of which are briefly rubbed), priced 12s/6d on publisher's label over printed price. Officers and Gentlemen (1955): Fine and unread (top stain lightly spotted); Fine jacket (spine panel barely lightened), priced 12s/6d. Unconditional Surrender (1961): Fine and apparently unread (single pinhead stain to fore-edge); about Fine jacket (price-clipped), completely unfaded, vibrant and bright. In all, a superb set, rarely seen seen in such condition, let alone signed (no other such set we know of exists). Burgess 99, pp. 61-62. Callil and Toibin 200, 39. "Sword of Honour is not merely the story of one man's battles; it is the whole history of the European struggle itself, told with verve, humour, pathos and sharp accuracy." (Burgess). Never planned as a trilogy. Following Officers and Gentlemen, the second installment, Waugh decided he had said all he had to say about Guy Crouchback, heir of a declining aristocratic English Roman Catholic family who, like Waugh, participated in the Dakar expedition, served a stint with the commandos, experienced the débâcle on Crete, and ended the war in Yugoslavia. But Waugh later changed his mind and completed the sequence with Unconditional Surrender. In 1966, he pruned, revised and issued the trilogy as Sword of Honour (the title is drawn from the ceremonial sword, the "Sword of Stalingrad," made "at the King's command," to be presented in recognition of the sacrifices the Soviets had made against the Nazis.) But, according to Burgess, "Most readers prefer to take the items severally and in their unrevised form." In the event, the trilogy is generally regarded as Waugh's greatest achievement in fiction, with its "fine war reportage and superb comic action." Waugh received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Men at Arms. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine / Fine.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        THE BORROWERS: Comprising: The Borrowers; The Borrowers Afield; The Borrowers Afloat; The Borrowers Aloft; Poor Stainless.

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons. 1952 - 1971. First edition, first printing of each of the five volumes. First edition, first printing of each of the five volumes. The publisher's file copies. THE BORROWERS (1952): Original blue cloth with red titles to the spine and illustration to the upper board, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents with the publisher's ‘File Copy' rubber stamp to the prelims and publication date and price in manuscript to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has several closed tears but little in the way of loss. Small ‘file Copy' paper label to the upper and lower edge of the front panel. Not price-clipped; THE BORROWERS AFIELD (1955): Original blue cloth with deep red titles to the spine and illustration to the upper board, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents with the publisher's ‘File' rubber stamp to the prelims and publication date and price in manuscript to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. The publisher has taped in complete folded dustwrapper between the front endpaper and the half title. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has several closed tears and a small chip to the rear panel. Not price-clipped; THE BORROWERS AFLOAT (1959): Original blue cloth with red titles to the spine and illustration to the upper board, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents with the publisher's ‘File' rubber stamp, publication date and price in manuscript to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little rubbed at the extremities and with the ‘file' stamp to the upper panel. Not price-clipped; THE BORROWERS ALOFT (1961): Original turquoise cloth with red titles to the spine and illustration to the upper board, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents with the publisher's ‘File' rubber stamp to the endpaper and title page and the publication date and price in manuscript to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little rubbed at the extremities and with the ‘file' stamp to the upper panel. Not price-clipped; POOR STAINLESS (1971): Original burgundy cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm and square, the contents with the publisher's ‘File' rubber stamp to the prelims and, publication date and price in manuscript to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has several short closed tears at the extremities and the ‘file' stamp to the upper panel. Not price-clipped. An attractive set in first edition and with an excellent provenance. The first volume was the winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal (and in 2007, celebrating 70 years of the award was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works). The basis for numerous film and television productions, the most famous being the 1997 BAFTA nominated British-American film starring John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Hugh Laurie and Bradley Pierce. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher J. M. Dent. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        La montagna dalle sette balze

      MILANO: GARZANTI, 1952. VIIED. Brossurato. BUONO. 14,5 21,5. Vita vissuta USATO

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        54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set, Complete with Custom Bookcase and Continuous 12 Volume Run of The Great Ideas Today Annual (1962-1973)

      Encyclopedia Britannica 1952 - Price incorporates additional shipping costs associated with sending the shelf separately, and the set in several separate boxes, by FedEx Ground. Faster delivery will be extra, and international shipping is not available for this set. Includes custom bookcase, which was an optional add-on when these were sold door-to-door. 1/2 inch chip from spine head of volume 8, 1/2 inch closed tear to spine head of 1963 annual, minor cosmetic wears to spines of a few other volumes. Bookcase recently sanded and stained by previous owner, who also added wooden feet to the base to protect the wood veneer from damage in the event that the case was slid along the floor. 66 total volumes: 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, with 1962-1973 issues of The Great Ideas Today. Great books set includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Sterne; Fielding; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; Hegel; Goethe; Melville; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; William James; Freud. The Gateway to the Great Books includes: Introduction & Syntopical Guide; Imaginative Literature 2-4; Critical Essays; Man and Society 6-7; Natural Science; Mathematics; Philosophical Essays. The Great Ideas Program includes An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education; The Development of Political Theory and Government; Foundations of Science and Mathematics; Religion and Theology; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence; Imaginative Literature I & II; Ethics: The Study of Moral Values; Biology, Psychology and Medicine; Philosophy.Keywords: MULTI-VOLUME SETS ANTHOLOGY WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Millers' Log, 1952 and 1953

      Springfield: Springfield High School. 1952-53. The yearbooks for Kesey's junior and senior high school years. Kesey appears in approximately 20 spots in the two books. Various ownership signatures and classmate signatures and inscriptions. One tiny tear to the padded cover of each volume, with a small tape repair to 1953. The overall condition is very good. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Harper & Brothers - Publishers, New York 1952 - (Sendak, Maurice) illustrator. MAGGIE ROSE: HER BIRTHDAY CHRISTMAS by Ruth Sawyer; pictures by Maurice Sendak. New York: Harper & Brothers - Publishers, [1952], (1952 H-B). Stated first edition. 12mo - 5-3/16" x 7-5/8". Rose cloth covered boards with black lettering to spine and upper board of a bright, clean copy of the book. Color pictorial priced ($2.00) dust wrapper with minor edge wear. 151 pp. Illustrated by Sendak with the color dust wrapper and twenty-six black and white drawings, both full page and within text. This is a beautiful copy of a very, very SCARCE book. The condition of the book is FINE. The condition of the dust wrapper is VERY GOOD +. Note: This book is bound upside down in it's binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/fair. First edition, octavo size, 232 pp. Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), Southern novelist and essayist, wrote only two novels; this, "Wise Blood", was the first. The first chapter is from her master's thesis at the University of Iowa, and she spent five years working with the rest of the text before she was satisfied that it was ready to release to the publisher; she was committed to the process of revision, and her novels went through many drafts before completion. "The hero of 'Wise Blood', Hazel Motes, whom O'Connor was to call 'a Christian malgré lui' in her author's note to the 1962 second edition, sets the tone for the religiously displaced types that haunt her fiction. These unlikely creatures preach strange gospels, engage in rituals of drowning-baptism and 'prayer healing' (burying morbid newspaper stories), have visions near 'hog pens' and before figures of 'artificial Negroes,' and have heads of Byzantine Christs tattooed on their backs. Despite O'Connor's Roman Catholic upbringing and her ongoing commitment to its teachings, her characters tend mainly to be fundamentalist Protestants. These were the religious types she observed most frequently during her years in and around Milledgeville." (N.B., per ANB.) Ms. O'Connor was the recipient of the 1972 National Book Award for her "Complete Stories", which in an online poll taken in 2009 was named the best book ever to have won the National Book Awards. ***DESCRIPTION: Original yellow cloth with lettering blocked to backstrip in black, in original dust jacket (correctly labeled with $3.00 to the head of the front flap), octavo size (8.25" by 5.75"), [1-8] 9-232 pp., first edition (so stated), of an edition of 3000 copies. ***CONDITION: A good copy only; it has a strong square text block with solid hinges, and is internally clean with no prior owner markings; the corners are straight (albeit somewhat rubbed), we are grading as good only due to a damp stain that worked through the book at the backstrip, causing some chipping to the head and tail of the spine; otherwise a very good copy. The dust jacket is fair to almost good, it is all in one piece with the flaps still quite bright and is not price-clipped, with the authors portrait unscathed; it does suffer from some medium to large chips at all sides, and has evidence of the same stain afflicting the book. Though still a good jacket and intact, we have priced reflecting the condition, which is overall very good. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        A History of Golf in Great Britain. With a foreword by Sir George Cunningham, GCIE, KCSI. Captain (1950-51) of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1952 - Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. With 5 colour plates and numerous black and white plates. First edition, first impression. The other contributors are H. Gardiner-Hill; Sir Guy Campbell; Henry Cotton; Henry Longhurst; Leonard Crawley; Enid Wilson; Lord Brazabon of Tara. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Manuel d'archéologie égyptienne. Tome I: Les époques de formation. 1. La préhistoire; 2. Les trois Premières Dynasties. Tome II: Les grandes époques. 1. L'architecture funéraire; 2. L'architecture religieuse et civile. Tome III: Les grandes époques. La statuaire. 1. Texte; 2. Planches. Tome IV: Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie quotidienne, I. 1. Texte; 2. Planches. Tome V: Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie quotidienne, II. 1. Texte; 2. Planches. Tome VI: Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie agricole à l'Ancien et au Moyen Empire. [11 VOLUMES].

      Paris, Picard, 1952-78.. Six volumes in 11. Royal octavo and crown quarto. Pp. viii, 609; 613 - 1044; viii, 543, plus folding map; 555-1086, plus large folding plan of Karnak lithographed in colour; viii, 701; 177 plates; 858; 40 plates; viii, 1037; 48 plates; 354 plus 23 plates bound at end; extended index. Hardcover, uniformly bound in beautiful royal blue treated full cloth, spine with gilt-ruled raised-band between compartments, gilt lettering to each spine, with the original publisher's illustrated stiff wrappers bound-in. In superb condition. A splendid set. ~ First edition. Profusely illustrated in various techniques, some several thousands images in total. The text volumes contain many hundreds of figures, often in the form of full-page plates. The Plate volumes are partly printed in fine collotype and comprise of multiple images to each plate. A remarkable production, spanning over two decades, in a most attractive set comprising entirely of first edition.

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        Living Theatre Program for The Heroes

      NY: Living Theater. 1952. The program for the performance of Ashbery's first play, at the Cherry Theatre in New York in August, 1952. Precedes Ashbery's first book, Turandot and Other Poems, by a year. Directed by Judith Malina, co-founder of the Living Theatre, with casting and costumes by her husband, Julian Beck, the other co-founder, who also plays Theseus in the play. Not listed in Kermani's bibliography. Bound back to back with the program for Alfred Jarry's Ubu the King. 8 pages, including covers. Stapled wrappers. Fragile, but near fine. Very early Ashbery, and quite early also for the Living Theatre, which was founded in 1947 and came to prominence in the 1950s. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

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      ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI CULTURA CLASSICA, 1952. ITALIANO 0,1 Brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con titoli marroni e neri, piccola illustrazione, lieve fioritura, tracce d' usura e strappetti ai bordi, pagine con bruniture del tempo, lieve fioritura e strappi ai bordi inferiori di pag.101-103 USATO

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        The Old Man and the Sea ("A" State Binding and DJ)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Light blue cloth over boards with title stamped in silver onto spine, author's facsimile signature stamped in blind onto upper board, 8vo (8-1/16 inches tall), pp. [1-8], 9- 140, Scribner's imprint and "A" on copyright page. This copy in the first issue binding (Grissom A.24.1.a - Binding A) and first issue dust jacket (Grissom A.24.1.a - Jacket A). Volume with spine ends softened, small faint water stains to heel of spine and bottom edges, light erasure at top of ffep with a little red ink residue, text edges toned, three consecutive leaves have a tiny 1/8" closed tear at top edge, a few leaves noted with tiny stains, else clean and unmarked. Price clipped DJ is toned with some rubbing, small stains and closed tears, a sticker abrasion to front panel, shallow chipping to spine ends and flap folds and a 1-1/4 inch closed tear near gutter at "THE" in title of front panel. A nice first printing of the first edition of OMATS - with both the "A" State Binding and "A" State DJ - and, as per Grissom "... the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colors: It is the brown printing on the flaps and the rear panel that identify the first-printing Scribner's jacket." as it does with this copy. Ref. Hanneman A.24.A ; Grissom A.24.1.a.

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        Zorba the Greek

      John Lehman 1952 - First British edition, first printing. Near Fine. Book and jacket are slightly musty and slightly dust soiled. Pages lightly toned. Dust jacket is unclipped, with a small tear at the bottom of the front joint. A much nicer copy than as normally found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        La montagna dalle sette balze

      GARZANTI, MILANO 1952 - Vita vissuta ITALIANO Brossura in cartoncino semi rigido. Sovraccoperta in plastica trasparente. Pagine in buono stato, con bruniture, come ai tagli. Traduzione dallì' inglese di Alberto Castelli. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      NY: Scribner. 1952. His first book, widely considered the first novel of the "Beat generation," predating Jack Kerouac's On the Road by 5 years. Holmes's book deals with a "group of young people whose lives are frenetic and...are driven by a craving for excess. Their long nights involve liquor and marijuana, with the beat of bebop in the background." Inscribed by the author in July, 1975: "For Paul - at the beginning of what I feel will be a friendship -- all the best - John." Also signed in full as "John Clellon Holmes" at the bottom of the page. A very near fine copy with very slight fraying to the spine extremities, in a very good dust jacket with a couple small edge chips, a bit of tanning to the spine, and fragile folds. A seminal novel of postwar American youth, which helped set the parameters of rebellion and cultural revolt over the next twenty years. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Giant (Signed)

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. Early printing. Hardcover. Gerber's classic novel. The basis for George Stevens' movie with Elizabeth Taylor and, Rock Hudson. A clean and tight very near fine copy in a close to near fine dust jacket with some minor edge wear and a few small edge tears. Signed by Ferber on the front free endpaper: "Sincerely- Edna Ferber. December 1952." Includes a laid in signed and typed letter from Ferber presenting this book and offering best wishes to the recipient's son. Also includes a check to Ferber from the recipient of the letter that was endorsed/signed by Ferber as well. A very nice copy of a book that is somewhat uncommon signed.

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        Souvenirs personnels. 1848 - 1851

      - Paris, Gallimard 1952. In-8 relié demi-basane noire, dos lisse à faux nerfs dorés, fleurons et titres dorés. Couverture conservée. 325 pages. Réunis et présentés par Henri Guillemin. Parfait état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lord Randolph Churchill, a finely bound presentation copy inscribed by Churchill during his second premiership as a wedding gift to Sir Richard Butler, son of Richard Austen "Rab" Butler, Churchill's Chancellor of the Exchequer and former President of the Board of Education in Churchill's wartime Cabinet

      London: Odhams Press Limited, 1952. Fine binding. This presentation copy of Winston Churchill's biography of his father was finely bound and inscribed by Churchill during his second and final premiership as a wedding gift for Sir Richard Butler. Churchill's inscription in seven lines in black ink on the front free endpaper reads: “To | Richard Butler | from | Winston S. Churchill | On the occasion of his | marriage | 1952”. The binding is full dark red morocco by Bumpus Ltd. of Oxford St., London and features raised spine bands, gilt spine compartments and spine hubs, gilt ruled covers, edges, and turn ins, and all edges gilt. Condition is near fine. The binding remains square, clean, and tight, the elegant binding showing only incidental scuffing and a barely discernible hint of color shift between the covers and spine. The contents are bright and clean with no spotting or previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription. The gilt page edges remain bright. We know Bumpus to have been used at the time by Churchill for fine binding of inscribed books intended as gifts for significant occasions. Fittingly, and perhaps not incidentally, Churchill chose to gift this 1952 edition of his biography of his father to the son of one of his close political associates. Sir Richard Butler (1929-2012) was the son of Churchill's then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Richard Austen “Rab” Butler (1902-1982). Rab Butler had been a pro-appeasement Tory MP before the war, but nonetheless served as Churchill's wartime President of the Board of Education and, at the time of this inscription, was serving in Churchill's cabinet as Chancellor of the Exchequer. As Britain's first Minister of Education, he was best known for the Education Act of 1944, which gave every British child a statutory right to free secondary education. Rab Butler would serve as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary after Churchill's second and final premiership, and became a life peer in 1965, the year Churchill died. Rab's son, Richard Butler, became President of the National Farmers' Union in 1979, during a trying time for British farmers, characterized by falling incomes and land prices and rising EEC food stocks. Richard joined the NFU in 1953, the year after receiving this presentation copy. Butler was knighted in 1981. He married Susan Walker in 1952, with whom he had two sons and a daughter. The provenance of this inscribed volume is by direct family descent. Lord Randolph Churchill was Winston Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating on Lord Randolph's career in Parliament after 1880. Lord Randolph died in January 1895 at age 45 following the spectacular collapse of both his health and political career. His son Winston was 20 years old. When he first contemplated writing his father's biography Winston Churchill was a still an itinerant soldier and war correspondent who had yet to write his first book. By the time the work was published in 1906, the young Winston Churchill already had half a dozen books to his credit and half a decade in Parliament. Churchill had already left his father's political party, prevailed in the same political battle that had terminated his father's career, and was just two years from his first Cabinet post. Churchill was criticized by some reviewers for overplaying his father's accomplishments. Nonetheless, the work was well received both as a frank portrayal of Randolph's extremes and as a showcase for the son's literary talent. This 1952 single-volume edition contains the full text of the original 1906 two-volume edition plus an interesting new Introduction by the author written specifically for this edition, making it bibliographically important and collectable. Echoing some of the themes of his yet-unpublished essay "The Dream" Churchill summarizes some of the immense changes to Britain and its position in the world and speculates on how his father would have regarded them. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.5, Woods/ICS A8(c), Langworth p.75.

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        Ich sah und schnitt in Holz. 1947 - 1948 - 1949 - 1950 - 1951.

      Hamburg, Hartung, 1952. 41 Tafeln + 2 Bll. OPp. Nr. 42 von 300 num. Expl. - Leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. etw. fleckig, dieser fachmännisch restauriert, leichte papierbedingte Oxidation. Schönes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Etidorhpa oder das Ende der Erde. Erster und Zweiter Band [kmpl.]. Mit vielen Illustrationen von J. Augustus Knapp. Autorisierte dtsch. Ausg.

      X, 303 S., mit Frontispiz, 22 Illus. im Text u. auf Taf., sowie Fig. 1-10 / 4 Bll., 296 S., 1 Bl., mit 19 Illus. im Text u. auf Taf., sowie Fig. 11-14, 8, Illus. O-Leinen (2 Bde.) Bloch 2/1952. - Der Pharmakologe John Uri Lloyd (1849-1936) veröffentlichte vorliegendes Buch (OT "Etidorhpa or the End of Earth"), dessen Titel rückwärts gelesen "Aphrodite" lautet, erstmals 1895 im Selbstverlag. Noch zu seinen Lebzeiten erlangte der "Hohlerde-Klassiker" 11 Auflagen. Der Protagonist reist ins Innere der Erde u. findet dort allerlei merkwürdige Kristalle, Pflanzen u. andere (prähistorische?) Lebewesen. Ungewöhnlich ist, dass für alle Erscheinungen "naturwissenschaftliche" Erklärungen gegeben werden, z.B. auch wie das Sonnenlicht durch die Erdkruste ins Innere dringt. Einige der Theorien geistern noch heute durch die Literatur, andere sind Vorwegnahmen (immer noch) aktueller grenzwissenschaftlicher Themen. Die Bedingungen im Innern der Erde seien sogar besser als aussen, was der Reisende auch am eigenen Körper erspüren kann. Er trifft auf andere Hohlerde-Reisende u. schliesslich auch auf die schöne "Etidorpha", die ihn hypnotisch auf die letzte Prüfung vorbereitet. - Um dem Buch Wirklichkeitgehalt zu geben, gibt Lloyd vor, dass er den Text von einem Johann Lllewellyn Llongollyn Drury erhalten haben will, dem auf sehr mysteriöse Weise ein Fremder dieses Manuskript überlassen hatte, das mit dem Eintritt in eine geheime Gesellschaft beginnt. Da Drury/Lloyd dem Berichteten scheinbar skeptisch gegenüber steht, wird das Studium des Manuskriptes mehrmals unterbrochen, um die Wissenschaften zu rate zu ziehen. - U.a. über: Eine Unterrichtsstunde über geistiges Forschen Die Brüderschaft der Adepten Eine Lichtzone tief im Innern der Erde Der Pilzenwald Mein Schwergewicht verschwindet Warnung vor der Biologie, der Wissenschaft vom Leben des Menschen Materie ist aufgehaltene Bewegung Ich höre auf zu atmen u. lebe trotzdem weiter Unter den Trunkenbolden Weitere Versuchung: Etidorhpa Der innere Ring oder das Aufhören der Gravitation Das Ende der Erde. - Einbände leicht berieben Ecken leicht bestossen, sonst gute u. frische Expl.

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        The Little Horse Bus.

      London: Max Parrish 1952. FIRST EDITION. Slim, square octavo, pp.36 (including flyleaves). Illustrated throughout in two tone and colour. Publisher's red cloth hardcovers blocked in gilt, original pictorial jacket priced at 8/6 net.A very good copy indeed, with a few small tears to jacket at extremities.

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      Valencia, Spain: Imprenta Litografia Ortega, 1952. illustrated stiff paper wrappers. Printing. oblong 12mo. illustrated stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Spanish. A Spanish printer's annual catalogue featuring samples of posters, tickets, advertisements, and tickets. Numerous items tipped-in throughout text. Many items in color. The Ortega firm was founded on 1871. Covers chipped at bottom edges, stained at lower front fore-edge corner. Scattered foxing, mainly at edges of text.

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        Thomas Jefferson.

      Percival E. Jackson, (c. 1952). (12)pp. An apparently unrecorded miniature book containing a campaign poem by eminent lawyer and law scholar Percival E. Jackson. The book bears no publication information other than a prefatory note stating that a condensed version of this verse was circulated as campaign material in the 1952 Presidential campaign. The eight-page poem is presented in the voice of Jefferson, who extols the accomplishments of the Founding Fathers, notes a decline in the state of the Republic leading up to the '52 campaign, and exhorts readers to vote for General Eisenhower. Finely bound in gilt-tooled morocco, with marbled endpapers and gilt-decorated turn-ins. Housed in a book-shaped full-morocco case, with the title in gilt on the upper cover. The case is lined in velvet and holds a magnifier in addition to the book. An extremely rare, if not unique miniature book, not held in any institution or listed in any miniature books reference. (Book measures about 1 inch square; 24mm square. Box measures 5 13/16 by 4 3/8; 147x110mm).

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        King George VI: The Prime Minister's Broadcast February 7, 1952

      Achille J. St. Onge, 1952, Full Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First American Edition. Size: 1-5/8" x 2-3/8", First American edition of the Prime Minister's broadcast speech eulogizing the late King. Finely bound miniature book, one of 750 printed by The Chiswick Press on J. Barcham Green's hand-made all rag paper, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full navy morocco; gilt titling, all edges gilt. Hint of bumping to corners, light stains to rear free endsheet, else fine. Text clean; [6], 27, [3] pages, frontispiece portrait of the King by Karsh, Miniature Book

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