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        Shi zhu zhai jian pu. Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Paper.

      Beijing, Rong Bao Zhai. 1952 - 4 vol. 31x21 cm. Ca. 250 chinesische Farbholzschnitte, teils in Prägedrucken. Hellbraune, goldgesprenkelte Blockbücher mit Deckelschildern und Seidenkordeln, in Seidenbrokatmappe mit 2 Beinschliessen und Deckelschild. Mit Landschaften, Stillleben, Gebrauchsgegenständen, Pflanzen, Tieren, Fabelwesen, teils in Reliefprägedrucken. - Wurde erstmals um 1630 in Nanjing gedruckt und erlebte mehrere Nachdrucke, von denen die Pekinger Ausgabe von 1952 als die bedeutenste gilt. - (2 Deckelschildchen mit winzigen Einrissen). - Schönes Exemplar. ChinSprache: Spanischisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        CHARLOTTE'S WEB

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1952 - White, E. B. CHARLOTTE'S WEB; pictures by Garth Williams. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1952], (1952). STATED FIRST EDITION with I-B on copyright page. 8vo - 5-9/16" x 8-3/16". Light brown cloth covered boards with black and blue decorative lettering stamped on upper cover and spine for what is an incredible copy of the book with no discernible flaws at all. Color pictorial priced ($2.50) dust wrapper with just minimal edge wear for what is a beautiful close to perfect copy of the wrapper. Blue decorative endpapers. 184 pp. The story of Wilbur the pig and his spider friend Charlotte is illustrated with black and white drawings throughout by Williams. The condition of the book is FINE. The condition of the dust wrapper is NEAR FINE. This is a superior copy of the book that will not disappoint. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Traité du burin. Illustré par l"auteur. Préface de Gaston Bachelard.

      Paris: Auguste Blaizot, 1952 - Edition originale tirée à 260 exemplaires sur Vergé de Montval à la forme (n° 100), in-8; 104p., [10p.]; frontispice, 9 lettrines en deux couleurs, 8 hors-texte, 7 culs-de-lampe et figures dans le texte; 4 pages reprennent en fin d"ouvrage toutes les illustrations en miniatures légendées. En feuillets, couvertures rempliées, chemise et emboîtage assortis. Quelques pâles rousseurs sans gravité mais un très bon exemplaire. ".véritable recueil d"exercices pour la volonté digitale. [Flocon] donne pleine réalité à une sorte d"onirisme géométrique. Hanté par la beauté géométrique, sollicité par la forme naissante qui soulève les formes vraies, il est vraiment le graveur géomètre, le graveur perspectiviste." (Gaston Bachelard). Monod 4752. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown and Company, New York 1952 - Copyright date 1952, first edition, later printing (fourteenth). Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe are very minor, with very light bumps to the head and toe of the spine (this is a near fine copy of a later printing). Dust jacket, no tears, bent flaps, nor is it price clipped, in near fine condition. (on the inside front flap has a price of three dollars and above that stamped limited time $1.50). Dust Jacket now in a clear cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid scarce near fine novel Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Grass Harp

      First edition. 8vo., original brown cloth. London, Heinemann.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Wise Blood

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1952 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALTE HÄUSER IN KOPENHAGEN

      - 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]

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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.

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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 />

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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

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Advance Copy. Paperback. Very Good. Signed. Advance review copy of the first edition, signed and dated by Kurt Vonnegut on the title page. Self-bound in dust jacket, with two white strips mounted on verso of front cover and first blank page with printed material which would appear on the first edition dust jacket flaps. Very Good. Wraps toned, lightly soiled, stray pencil mark to front cover, 1.5-inch long hairline crack to front joint near foot. Ink blot to white printed strip on first blank page; 1 x 2.5" torn from top corners of first blank and half title page; verso of half title page shows a tear near the gutter at foot. One of an estimated 25-30 copies in such format, and ever more uncommon signed.

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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]

      Chapman & Hall [through 1961], London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

      Farrar Straus and Young, New York 1952 - First edition of this collection of writings from President Truman. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Lengthily inscribed and dated by Harry Truman below the frontispiece portrait opposite the title page. In near fine condition. Harry Truman's personal diaries, private letters, papers and interviews. "Never has a President allowed such a personal revelation while still in office as President Truman has in turning over his personal diaries, memoranda and private papers to William Hillman. The book is historic and it is candid." "I want the people to know the Presidency as I have experienced it and I want them to know me as I am." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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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        MAGGIE ROSE: HER BIRTHDAY CHRISTMAS

      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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books]
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        East of Eden

      Grosset and Dunlap 1952 - Lime green cloth covered boards as in the Viking true first edition. Looks the same except the title block on the spine is not filled in with a red background. States Viking on the title page. Only Copyright date and "printed in the United States" on the cr page. "bite" on 281 as in the true first edition. Jacket flap and spine state Grosset and Dunlap. I have been looking for a comparable book to this for about 10 years with no luck. A real mystery to me. Book and jacket has experience light moisture at the top spine area evidenced by a bit of sticking of the paper from the jacket to the spine and a little wrinkling to the spine cloth. 298298 at top of jacket flap where price should be. Jacket has a chip missing at the top 1" of the front flap fold. A very unusual edition of East of Eden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Indian Hills Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        ATENE E ROMA N.3 BOLLETTINO BIMESTRALE

      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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Old Man and the Sea - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - A Very Good+ first Edition/First Printing showing some minimal rubbing to corner and some staining to ffeps. Small water stain to bottom of page block, pages clean inside. Very Good+ dust-jacket showing overall wear and some rubbing to spine and corners, as well as tape repair to two small closed tears inside. Book is housed in a blue slipcase. An exceptional collectible in beautiful condition; Hemingway's hugely successful story of the old fisherman landing the biggest fish in his life. Basis for the motion picture starring Spencer Tracy. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize. All first issue/first state points present, e. G. , Scribner "A" and colophon present on copyright page, no mention of Pulitzer/Nobel Prize; blue tinted dust jacket, original price of $3.00 on inside flap of jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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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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