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        Letters to Grant Richards

      [Hurst]: Peacocks Press 1952 - Cockerell boards, printed paper label. Spine very slightly darkened and very slightly rubbed at foot. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies, this no. 1 and the publisher's own, with his (Alan Anderson, "Et in Arcadia ego"; and Will Carter, blue) book-labels; later pencilled ownership signature of the Corvo collector Robert Scoble. Printed by Guido Morris. "Conscious that he was being criticised for the shoddiness of his previous publications," Robert Scoble records in The Corvo Cult, "Sims this time put the printing in the hands of a devoted Corvine . . . 'Letters to Grant Richards [Scoble quotes the Guido Morris scholar Anthony Baker] . . . gave Morris his only opportunity of giving typographical expression to his long-standing admiration for Corvo. At Langford, Angus McBean remembers, he had first editions of all the Corvo titles then published, and had starved himself to get them. "There is a touch of Corvo about him" remarks Sven Berlin, and Morris himself writes that possibly he “enjoyed the Corvo so much because I was a terrific Corvo fan, and perhaps a kindred spirit". Some copies were printed on blue paper, and these were supposed to be the de luxe part of the edition; but Morris prefers the copies on a very white handmade, "probably one of my finest pieces of printing".'" In his catalogue 107 Sims offered the copy he inscribed on publication to Martin Secker, commenting, "A review in the T.L.S. censured the lack of editorial comment in this book which led to a relative of Grant Richards taking steps re libel on G.R.; Martin Secker intervened and the matter was happily resolved." Ten extra, unnumbered, copies were printed on Hodgkinson azure hand-made paper (and bound variously by Sangorski). The standard issue sold for 32s 6d. Significantly, the publisher has not filed in his own copy the precautionary postscript "apology" notice issued to placate Grant Richards's family. Despite all, Richards emerges respectably from this (one-sided) correspondence of 1899-1902. Woolf A13. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Fergusson Books & Manuscripts]
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        THE TITAN

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1952. 252p. 21cm. Octavo. First edition. Bound by Don Rash to highlight the dust jacket art of Hannes Bok, the Hugo Award winner in 1953 for Best Cover Art. The original dust jacket elements are laminated between a board sandwich of aluminum and Vivak plastic and framed in a box binding of blind tooled and air brushed gray morocco; the text block edges are colored with graphite and tooled in blind; gray silk endbands; black suede doublures framing the dust jacket flaps and black suede fly leaves. Housed in a clamshell box of metallic gray cloth sides with white paper title label on the spine. Bound in 2006. In fine condition. Chosen for the Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Exhibition in 2006.

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Osborne Books LLC]
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      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1952 - Octavo, boards. First British edition. Signed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. This edition adds two stories not printed in the 1951 Doubleday edition, "Usher II" and "The Playground," and deletes four, "The Rocket Man," "The Fire Balloons," "The Exiles" and "The Concrete Mixer." Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-63. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 256. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 1008-13. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light dust soiling and fading to rear panel. A nice copy. (#140692) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Soft Voice of the Serpent and Other Stories

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952. First American Edition, 1st Printing. INSCRIBED by Nadine Gordimer on the front free end paper. Octavo, 244 pages. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket with a bit of rubbing to the spine, a tear to the front flap fold, a tiny chip to the rear flap fold and some soiling on the panels. SCARCE signed. The South African Nobel Prize winner's first book to be published outside of her native country, a collection of stories.

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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        The Soft Voice of the Serpent, and other stories.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952 - Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine gilt on pink, facsimile author's signature to front board gilt, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Spine and board edges browned, a little faint foxing to contents. A very good copy in the lightly toned jacket with some shallow chips to extremities. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Leila Hadley, "Dearest Leila, — Nadine." Hadley (1925-2009) was an American travel writer and socialite, with whom Gordimer corresponded regularly and intimately. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Subjektive Fotographie & Subjektive Fotographie 2

      Bonn: Bruder Auer, 1952 & 1955. First edition. Hardcovers. Two volumes that both look at the formalist approach to photography in the European group Fotoform. Includes images by Man Ray, Edouard Boubat, Bill Brandt, Robert Doisneau, Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Christer Stromholm and many others. Volume 1 is a clean very near fine copy with crease to the fold out index page in an about near fine dust jacket with a thumbnail size chip from the head of the spine and some other minor wear to the spine as well as a number of tears. Volume two is a fine and tight copy in a fine dust jacket. A very nice set. (Parr & Badger v1, p 205) This is a very heavy set and will require extra shipping.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Prodano. 1998. [Original ölbild auf Leinwand / original oil paint on canvas].

      0 - Victor Popov geboren 1952 in Kasachstan, studierte Kunst in Lemberg. Er ist seit 1980 freier Künstler. Victor Popov lebt und arbeitet in Düsseldorf. Farbiges Original-Ölbild auf Leinwand, von Victor Popov rückseitig signiert, datiert und beschriftet. Maße: 80,0 x 60,0 cm. Sehr guter Zustand. Original colored oil paint on canvas, on backside signed, dated and labeled by Victor Popov. Measure: 80,0 x 60,0 cm. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Realismo. Annate 1952-1953-1954.

      Milano , MONETA, 1952 - Raccolta completa dall'anno 1° (numero 1) all'anno 3° (numero 25-26) rilegata in volume con copertina editoriale in mezza tela, angoli e scritte in rosso al piatto. 26 numeri. cm 50x35. pp. 8-12 a fascicolo. . Molto buono (Very Good). . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Mon ami Léger par André Maurois de l'Académie française Comment je conçois la figure par Fernand Léger.

      Paris Louis Carré 1952 - First edition. 8vo., limited to 1,000 copies on Vélin d'Arches, printed by Mourlot Frères, 6 colour plates (2 double-page), 6 monochrome plates (1 double-page), 4 illustrations within the text, original wrappers with full-page illustration to upper cover, original glassene wrapper printed with title (slightly chipped), offsetting from plates to text, an excellent example. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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      New York: Simon & Schuster in Collaboration with Éditions Verve, [1952].. Small folio. Decorated boards after a design by Matisse. Illustrated with 126 photographs (some double spread). An unusually nice copy, near fine, in slightly tanned dust jacket (replicating Matisse?'s design) with a few smudges at the extreme lower edges, a short closed tear at the top edge of the front panels, and a few short tears and a small creased snag at the edges of the rear panel. First edition, US issue, printed in France. Accompanied by the separate [12]pp. quarto leaflet printing the captions to the photographs in English. The design was undertaken by Teriade, with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang, and the photographs engraved and printed in heliogravure by Draeger Frères. This state of the dust jacket prints comments on the rear inner flap by Monroe Wheeler, Philippe Halsman, Jacob Deschin, et al. In his important introduction to this collection, one of the defining books in the field of photography from the immediate post WWII years, Cartier- Bresson sums up the principles that would inspire the work of countless photographers for the next half- century or more: ?"There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment ... To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression." The initial edition consisted of approximately 3000 French language copies and 7000 English language copies, and like any number of significant books, received highly positive reviews but sold only a slow trickle of copies. Because of the nature of the binding and dust jacket, copies in agreeable condition, as here, are few and far between. The first faithful reprint was finally published in late 2014.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Zorba The Greek

      The First UK Printing published by John Lehmann in 1952, with an introduction by Ian Scott-Kilvert.The Author's name is mis-spelt as "Kazantzaki" (instead of Kazantzakis) on the title page, the wrapper and the introduction. The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.A little pushing to the spine ends with the silver titling remaining bright.The corners remain sharp.A little dustiness,toning and spotting to the text block.Small bookseller's sticker to the lower front pastedown.Light spotting in places to the prelims.Free from inscriptions and erasures.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. Mild edge wear with a little loss at the upper front spine.Mild rubbing along the folds in places.3cm closed tear to upper front edge.Light mark to the lower front area which blends into the wrapper design.The STEIN designed wrapper artwork looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.Originally published in Greece in 1946 this is the first English-language edition.Hugely successful movie adaptation starring Anthony Quinn and Alan Bates.Extremely scarce as the First UK Edition and the first that we have handled .Collectible.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        The Diary of a Young Girl

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Arabian Highlands

      Ithaca, N.Y.: Published by the Cornell University Press for the Middle Eastern Institute, 1952. First edition (not published in England). Without errata slip. Illustrated with 64 half-tones, 3 maps (including large folding map of Qizan in pocket at back), and 2 diagrams. xvi, 771 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Front inner hinge tender, very good in very good dust jacket (old cello tape staining at head of spine panel, small losses). First edition (not published in England). Without errata slip. Illustrated with 64 half-tones, 3 maps (including large folding map of Qizan in pocket at back), and 2 diagrams. xvi, 771 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. This book chronicles Philby's two trips to the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia in 1932 and in 1936-1937 which were at the time almost unknown and uncharted. A very scarce book indeed.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's "A" and logo on the copyright page. Blue cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.00. No mention of the Pulitzer Prize. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear, fraying at the spine. Spots on the boards, name and age toning at the endpaper, lettering rubbed. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, short tear, light spots, rubbing. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        The Soft Voice of the Serpent,

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1952. and other stories. Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine gilt on pink, facsimile author's signature to front board gilt, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Spine and board edges browned, a little faint foxing to contents. A very good copy in the lightly toned jacket with some shallow chips to extremities. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Leila Hadley, "Dearest Leila, — Nadine." Hadley (1925-2009) was an American travel writer and socialite, with whom Gordimer corresponded regularly and intimately.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A complete set of the 'Fantasy Poets' series published Fantasy Press 1952-1962 35 vols.

      Fantasy Press Oxford -1962 1952 - A rare complete run of the Fantasy Press Fantasy Poets set. 35 volumes. Volume 1 (Elizabeth Jennings) foxed, vol 2 (Peace Young) slightly foxed otherwise a Fine or Near Fine collection, Now housed in a custom morocco backed drop-box. 8vo Full list of poets (in volume order)Elizabeth Jennings, Pearce Young, James Price, Donald Hall, Simon Broadbent, Peter Dale Scott, Paul West, F. George Steiner, Lotte Zurdorfer, Martin Seymore-Smith, Geoffrey Hill, Adrienne Cecile Rich, Michael Shanks, Michell Raper, A. Alvarez, Thom Gunn, Anthony Thwaite, Arthur Boyars, Donald Davie, Jonathan Price, Phillip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Richard Selig, Adrian Mitchell, J. E. M. Lucie-Smith, John Holloway, Richard Drain, Laurence D. Lerner, Daibhidh Michell [Mitchell], H. S. Eveling, Mark Holloway, Richard Aldridge, Kenneth Wood, Dennis Keene, Richard Kell. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: finecopy Ltd PBFA]
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        East Of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine on red-brown ground and direct to front board gilt, red edges. Housed in the publisher's wood-finish slipcase. The faintest of rubbing to the spine at foot. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed slipcase. First edition, signed limited issue. One of 1,500 copies signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page; of these, only 750 were made available for sale. Scarce in this condition in the slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Relative Values

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1952. A Light Comedy in Three Acts. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spines. With the dust jacket. Jacket and edges of book block lightly foxed, back panel of jacket lightly soiled. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the dedication page by both Noël Coward and the actress Joyce Carey, who "excelled in Coward plays" (New York Times obituary); in addition "her constructive comments helped shape the play" (Independent obituary). Relative Values is dedicated to "Joyce and Cole", Cole being Coward's assistant Cole Lesley, and is a major work in Coward's canon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The price of salt

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1952. Hardcover. 276p., near fine first edition, first printing in green buckram cloth boards with black cloth spine and red titles, still bright. A very nice copy in a black slipcase. Grier A*** True first edition, a very nice copy unfortunately sans wrapper. Pseudonym of mystery writer Patricia Highsmith of Ripley fame, her second novel. Basis of the forthcoming film "Carol" starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy [comprising Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, Unconditional Surrender]

      UK: Chapman and Hall. London, Chapman & Hall, 1952-1961. Three volumes. Recently rebound in quarter blue leather with box. The bindings are fine, the page blocks have signs of age but remain presentable. 1952-1961 . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1952.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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      BROWN, PAUL. (BROWN,PAUL)illus. BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell. NY: Scrib. (1952 A). Oblong 4to, cloth, except for purple crayon on part of one illustration, a near Fine copy in VG dust wrapper with some fraying. First edition, illustrated by Brown with 180 pencil and wash illustrations to accompany the story told in short form. THIS COPY HAS A NICE SKETCH OF A HORSE'S HEAD SIGNED BY BROWN!

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY. - Men at Arms. -- Officers and Gentlemen. -- Unconditional surrender.

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - A beautiful first printing with Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page. The silver gilt spine lettering is very slightly rubbed and there is a tiny faint stain to top front board corner else as new. The jacket with $3.00 price in mylar is vibrant and as new, with the blue tint on back panel. This wonderful copy is housed in a custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Air Mexicain

      1952. TAMAYO, Rufino. Air Mexicain. By Benjamin Péret. Illustrated with 4 original lithographs and numerous woodcut patterns by Rufino Tamayo throughout the text. 4to., 246 x 190 mm, loose as issued in original cardboard slipcase. Paris: Arrault and Desjobert, 1952. |~||~||~||~||~| Beautiful book by this renowned Mexican painter. The brightly coloured lithographs are typical of his sensuous and austere imagery. Péret's text in French is printed over Tamayo's pink lithographs displaying various Mexican iconography. One of 229 copies on Rives from an edition limited to 274 copies. This copy with an extra suite of the lithographs on Japon which is not called for. A fine and unopened copy.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Ohne Titel. 'Napoleon'. [20]14. [Original-Mischtechnik auf Papier / original mixed media].

      . Victor Popov geboren 1952 in Kasachstan, studierte Kunst in Lemberg. Er ist seit 1980 freier Künstler. Victor Popov lebt und arbeitet in Düsseldorf.. Farbiges Original-Mischtechnik auf Papier, von Victor Popov signiert und datiert. Maße Blatt / Abbildung: 63,0 x 51,0 cm. Sehr guter, tadelloser Zustand. Original mixed media on paper, signed and dated by Victor Popov. Measure sheet / image: 63,0 x 51,0 cm. Mint condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming

      London, Queen Anne Press 2008, 2008. LIMITED EDITION. 18 volumes. The definitive edition of Ian Fleming, issued to commemorate the birth of the author; no such edition has been published before. This is one of 250 sets bound by Shepherds, Sangorski and Sutcliffe in dark blue cloth, top edge gilt, with gilt-titled leather labels to backstrip, upper cover gilt-stamped with the author's initials, gilt imprint of the publisher to rear. Housed in a fully enclosed presentation box with ribbon-pulls, gilt-stamped with the Fleming crest to the lid. The Queen Anne Press was created by Lord Kemsley, proprietor of the Sunday Times, where Fleming was employed as Foreign Editor. In 1952, as a wedding gift, Kemsley made Fleming the managing director of the press, where he remained until his death in 1964. The Press is today managed by his niece and nephew, following its acquisition by Fleming's literary estate. The set comprises 14 volumes of the James Bond novels, the non-fiction volumes 'The Diamond Smugglers' and 'Thrilling Cities' plus the childrens story 'Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang'. The final volume, entitled 'Talk of the Devil', contains rarely seen material including two stories, some of which is unpublished. The complete collection is is fine/as new condition. Heavy item requires additional shipping charge- please contact us for details. Gilbert F10 (c).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        In Country Sleep

      New Directions, 1952 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.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair.

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        The Borrowers

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Player Piano

      US: Scribners. New York, Scribners, 1952. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy with a little wear to the spine tips and corners and a short closed tear to the lower spine tip. A little toning to the spine and a small mark to the lower front of the jacket. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1952.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. - "A Classic of Children's Literature"WHITE, E.B. Charlotte's Web. Illustrated by Garth Williams. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. First edition, first printing with "I-B" on verso of title-page. Octavo 7 15/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 201 x 132 mm.). [viii] 184 pp. With numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Original gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in black and blue, blue decorative endpapers. A very light stain on front cover and a few leaves very slightly and almost unnoticeably 'wrinkled', otherwise near fine. In the original unclipped first issue dust jacket with the price "2.50" on the front flap. Light water stain on the front panel, a few small tears but overall a very good example of this children's classic.Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author Elwyn Brooks White (1899-1985) and illustrated by Garth Williams (1912-1996); it was published on October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers. The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. After her father spares the life of a piglet from slaughtering it as runt of the litter, a little girl named Fern Arable nurtures the piglet lovingly, naming him Wilbur. On greater maturity, Wilbur is sold to Fern's uncle, Homer Zuckerman, in whose barnyard he is left yearning for companionship but is snubbed by other barn animals, until befriended by a barn spider named Charlotte, living on a web overlooking Wilbur's enclosure. Upon Wilbur's discovery that he is intended for slaughter, she promises to hatch a plan guaranteed to spare his life. Accordingly, she secretly weaves praise of him into her web, attracting publicity among Zuckerman's neighbors who attribute the praise to divine intervention. As time passes, more inscriptions appear on Charlotte's webs, increasing his renown. Therefore, Wilbur is entered in the county fair, accompanied by Charlotte and the rat Templeton, whom she employs in gathering inspiration for her messages. There, Charlotte spins an egg sac containing her unborn offspring, and Wilbur, despite winning no prizes, is later celebrated by the fair's staff and visitors (thus made too prestigious alive to justify killing him). Exhausted apparently by laying eggs, Charlotte remains at the fair and dies shortly after Wilbur's departure. Having returned to Zuckerman's farm, Wilbur guards Charlotte's egg sac, and is saddened further when the new spiders depart shortly after hatching. The three smallest remain, however. Pleased at finding new friends, Wilbur names the spiderlings Joy, Nellie, and Aranea, and the book concludes by mentioning that more generations of spiders kept him company in subsequent years.Charlotte's Web was adapted into an animated feature by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Productions in 1973. Paramount released a direct-to-video sequel, Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure, in the U.S. in 2003 (Universal released the film internationally). A live-action film version of E. B. White's original story was released in 2006. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Illustrated Man [SIGNED]

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1952. 1st Edition . Very Good/Fine. 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: New facsimile jacket. Protected in a removable jacket protector. Book: Red cloth binding with light marking to boards, slight fading to spine. Foxing to page edges, light foxing to endpapers, text very clean throughout. Signed by the author to the title page, without dedication. First impression of the first UK edition, this edition omits four stories from the 1951 US edition (The Rocket Man, The Fire Balloons, The Exile's and The Concrete Mixer) and includes two additional stories (Usher II [from the Martian Chronicles] and The Playground [published here for the first time]). A highly collectable signed copy, the covers are a little marked but the book looks very presentable in the high quality facsimile jacket. Hardback. Printed pages: 192

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        The Decisive Moment

      NY: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, 1952. First American edition. Hardcover. Orig. pictorial boards. Fine. Matise, Henri. Unpaginated. Folio, 37 x 27.5. 126 full-page photographs with cover designed and executed by Henri Matisse. This the American edition from the French edition by Verve, "Images a La Sauvette." Engraving and printing by Draeger Freres, Paris. " The Decisive Moment" Captions laid-in. Considered the father of modern photojournalism, he used a 35 mm Leica camera, composing in the view finder, and what he saw you got -- no cropping or dark room manipulation. Uncommonly clean, bright copy with no flaws structurally or otherwise.

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        Il massaggio come cura della bellezza femminile

      Milano, Editore Ulrico Hoepli, 1952. 4to.; VII-120 pp., con 52 ilustraciones fotográficas entre el texto. Cubiertas originales.

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        Gesammelte Werke (36 Bände) - Die Frau von 30 Jahren / Eine dunkle Geschichte / Die Königstreuen / Geschichte der 13 / Vetter Pons / Pariser Novellen / Buch der Mystik / Modeste Mignon / Albert Savarus / Eugenie Grandet / Tante Lisbeth / Sarrasine / Die Geheimnisse der Fürstin v. Cadignan / Der Landarzt / Katharina v. Medici / Nebenbuhler / Cäsar Birotteaus Grösse & Niedergang / Trollatische Geschichten / Ursula Mirouet / Die Lilie im Tal / Heimliche Könige / Vater Goriot / Junggesellenwirtschaft /

      Hamburg / Rowohlt Verlag 1952 - 1952 - 1961. 1. Aufl. OGanzleder mit Goldschnitt. Ganzleder-Ausgabe! - Rücken & Kanten von wenigen Bde. vereinzelt berieben, bei einem Bd. Rückenkante gelöst (wurden restauriert); in einigen Bde. Seiten vereinzelt leicht wellig; sonst schöner Zustand! 5500 Gramm. Die Bauern / Der Alchimist / Oberst Chabert / Der. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eugen Küpper]
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      Paris.- Vialetay 1952 - Emboitage d'éditeur, illustrée en couleurs,in 4°,en feuilles,187 pages,illustrée de pointe séche originale de Grau Sala,exemplaire de tete, un des 15 exemplaires sur papier Japon nacré à la forme, (n° 10), signé à la page de justification de Grau Sala et Colette,avec un bon à tirer, une suite en premier état sur Chine,une suite avec remarques sur Auvergne,et un dessin original signé de Grau Sala,Manque un cuivre,une suite sur Johannot et les 4 lithographies de l'emoitage. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jacobs Guy]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, roll to turn-ins gilt, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Théorie du code pénal. Troisième édition revue et mise en rapport avec la législation et la jurisprudence. Tome premier, deuxième, troisième, quatrième, cinquième et sixième.

      Cosse, Paris, 1952 - VII - 3315pages, Rousseurs marginales. Plats papier marbré. Pièces de titre et de tomaison dorés au dos. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Player Piano

      Scribners 1952 - A fine first edition (A on copyright page) in a near fine dust jacket, with an early inscription by Vonnegut on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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      New York: Chekhov Publishing House,, 1952. Octavo. Original wrappers, spine and covers lettered in dark blue. Wrappers lightly foxed, lower corner of back cover bumped (affecting a number of leaves) otherwise a very good copy. First complete edition in Russian, first printing, uncommon. This remarkable novel had a tortured birth. A dystopia written in the first few months of the Soviet Union by one of the revolution's chief engineers no publisher in Russia dared to print an edition. It first appeared in a Czech translation in 1924 and in a tiny printing in the USA. The first readily available printing was of the French translation and it was in this form that both Huxley and Orwell discovered the novel without which neither Brave New World nor 1984 would have been as they were. Taking its title from the nation's motto - "I don't want to be I, I want to be we" - the novel takes the form of an unauthorized diary of the engineer D-503, his struggle with the irrationality of the square root of minus 1, his subsequent mental and philosophical collapse, his illicit and doomed love affair, the state's modes of rehabilitation, and eventual subordination. Not until Cape's edition in 1970 was this masterpiece published in the UK.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1952-1961. First American Editions. First Printings. Three octavo volumes; red, turquoise, and black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spines; dustjackets; 342; 339; 319pp. Men At Arms: previous owners name to front endpaper, with the spine gilt slightly dulled; Near Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket, with some pinpoint rubbing to extremities. Officers and Gentlmen: Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with a few pinpoint rubs to spine ends, and faint trace of sunning to spine and rear panel. The End of the Battle: a review copy, with publisher's printed slip laid in; faint foxing to text edges, else Fine in a dustjacket that's Very Good+ or better; unclipped and unfaded, but with some dust-soil and foxing to rear panel, and evident to a lesser extent on verso. A uniformly handsome set. A trilogy of novels by Waugh which loosely parallel his experiences during World War II. Waugh received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for the 'Men At Arms,' and the trilogy is considered by many critics to be the finest novel series of the Second World War. Interesting bibliographic note: while the review slip for 'The End Of The Battle' supplies a proposed publication date of January 10, 1962, we have seen a set of comb-bound proofs which give a publication date of November 6, 1961.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        The Holy Places

      London: The Queen Anne Press. 1952. First. First edition, trade issue in red buckram binding. Fine in modestly age-toned near fine dustwrapper in custom red quarter morocco custom clamshell case. Copy number 54 of the trade issue of 900 copies which were numbered from 51 - 950. Inscribed by Evelyn Waugh to Graham Greene: "Graham from Evelyn. Christmas card 1952." Waugh and Greene both shared the bond of converting to Catholicism. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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