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

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

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        ARCHAIC CHINESE JADES FROM THE EDWARD AND LOUISE B. SONNENSCHEIN COLLECTION.

      A MOST VALUABLE AND RELIABLE SCHOLARLY RESOURCE [Chicago] 1952, - Art Institute. Grey cloth, very good, 279p.,107 b.w. plates illustrating 1000 pieces, bibliography, withsome fold out plates, dj. A L W A Y S R A R E !VERY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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

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 Presumed unproduced or unpublished material (circa 1950s) include: "Pay As You Exit" (screenplay), "A Glance from a Green Eye" (screenplay treatment), "4 for the Road" (television series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

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

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

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

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

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        Das Dekameron.

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

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        The Trouble With Cinderella (1952) (Signed)

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

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

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

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        East of Eden

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

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

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

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        Wise Blood

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

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        Typed letter, signed.

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

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        THE SWORD OF CONAN .

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers, [1952] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. The second Gnome Conan. Collects "The People of the Black Circle," "The Slithering Shadow," "The Pool of the Black One" and "Red Nails," all first published in WEIRD TALES in 1933, 1934 and 1936. "Gnome Press / file copy / Martin Greenberg" in Greenberg's hand on verso of front free endpaper. A couple of small, faint water spots on the fore-edge of the text pages, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. A lovely example of the jacket. (#146546) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Borrowers

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

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        TOMORROW, THE STARS ...

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

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

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

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        The Borrowers

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

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

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

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

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

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        Charlotte's Web

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

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        Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl

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

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        Air.

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

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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with, Éditions Verve of Paris,, 1952. Folio. Original decorated boards designed by Matisse. With the dust jacket and the booklet of captions laid in as required. Spine age toned, joints split about 3cm from the head, cream dust jacket a little darkened, rubbed and chipped to edges, foot of spine split, head of spine with small loss. First US edition, first printing. The photographer's finest and definitive collection of images. With the photographer's signed presentation inscription. "To Dick Schuler who gets brilliance out of our darkness Henri for Magnum HCB". The recipient Richard 'Dick' Schuler was a German emigre photographer and printer, and principal at Compo Photo-Color (Compo Photo Service inc.), a photographic lab in New York City who specialised in making exhibition prints and large photo-murals. Compo were responsible for printing a number of important exhibitions including Edward Steichen's 'The Family of Man' (1955) at the Museum of Modern Art, who frequently used the firm to make large exhibition prints. In his preface Cartier-Bresson writes, "To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression… if the shutter was released at the decisive moment, you have instinctively fixed a geometric pattern without which the photograph would have been both formless and lifeless." After 1946 Cartier-Bresson ceased printing his own photographs, preferring to spend his time taking photographs or drawing. Instead he relied on a series of expert printers whose work he would strictly supervise. In 1966 Cartier-Bresson retired from active participation in Magnum Photos, the cooperative agency he had co-founded in 1947. The inscription therefore suggests that this book was inscribed within fourteen years of its publication and represents high praise indeed for the recipient.

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

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

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        The Decisive Moment: Photogrtaphy by Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

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        The Borrowers

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

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        The Borrowers. With Illustrations By Diana Stanley.

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

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        Barmy in Wonderland.

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

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        Albert Einstein Signed Photograph.

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

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        40 Key Questions

      1952 - HOOVER, Herbert. 40 Key Questions About Our Foreign Police Answered by Herbert Hoover. Scarsdale, New York: Updegraff, (1952). Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of Hoover's 1952 collection of speeches and correspondence on the "Great Debate" and the perils of communism, signed on the half title by President Hoover, in scarce dust jacket.This timely volume assembles printings of major speeches and select correspondence by Hoover on the threat of world communism, including his June 29, 1941 address, “A Call to American Reason”; correspondence on the United Nations and China; his April 27, 1950 speech, “The Voice of World Experience"; his July 11, 1950 address, “World Peace and the United Nations”; his October 19, 1950 address, “Where Are We Now?”; his November 1, 1950 address, “When Disarmament Can Come” and his December 20, 1950 address, “Our National Policies In This Crisis,” which Hoover regarded "as one of the most important speeches of his career.” Also featuring Hoover’s February 27, 1951 statement before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Armed Services, “Defense of Europe”; his January 27, 1952 address, “The Year Since the Great Debate,” which had been ignited by the opposition of Hoover and others to Truman’s policy on U.S. army divisions to Europe, and Hoover’s October 19 speech that traces "the course of American relations with the Soviet Union from the time America ‘first entered this swamp of lost statesmanship’" (Best, Herbert Hoover, 342, 339). Containing first revised edition of “A Call to American Reason”: an unrevised version was included in Hoover's Addresses upon the American Road, 1940-41 (1941). Neither the version in Addresses nor this version in 40 Key Questions "precisely matches the speech as delivered" (Nash, Freedom Betrayed). Book fine; light toning to spine with slight chipping to spine ends and rear panel affecting several letters of extremely good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Arabian Highlands

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

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        Phantom Song

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

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        The Judgment of Paris.

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1952 - Octavo. Original black cloth-backed pink boards, titles to spine and facsimile author's signature to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the bright, unclipped jacket with lightly rubbed extremities. First edition, first printing. Signed by Vidal on the front free endpaper and the title page. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        East of Eden

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

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        Lettre autographe signée *

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

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

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

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        La Grand'route.

      - La Grand'route. Bibliophiles et Graveurs d'Aujourd'hui, 1952, gr. in-4, en ff., couv. rempliée, chemise et étui éd., 102 pp. (M.16) Édition de luxe de la troisième rhapsodie gitane. (Oeuvres autobiographiques complètes I, Pléiade, p. 898). Illustré de vingt-sept lithographies originales en noir in-texte d'André MINAUX, dont c'est le premier livre illustré. Tirage : 120 ex. sur vélin d'arches numérotés. Celui-ci, un des 110, réservés aux Membres de la Société. Cendrars nous fait vagabonder entre banlieue parisienne et Brésil. Monod, I, n° 2396.

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        Invisible Man

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

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        East of Eden

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

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        Images a la Sauvette. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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

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        DESIGN The International Magazine for Designers and their Clients.

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

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

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

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        Images à la sauvette [= The Decisive Moment] Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson

      Paris, Éditions Verve 1952..

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        Images a la Sauvette. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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

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

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

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        Shiloh.

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

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