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        Chicago: The Second City

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Old Man And The Sea

      first edition first printing (Scribners "A" and seal present) hardcover in dust jacket (Scribners 1952); no prior owner marks; little age tone to text pages, light dust to outside text block edge; sound binding; cloth cover has slight sun fade along spine, rub wear along front joint edge and at corners and spine ends; cover panels have some faint age, sunning and rubbing along edges; dj has some sunning along spine and front panel edges; dj edge wear: rubbing along edges and folds, shallow chipping at spine ends, few short tears, a shallow chip bottom back panel edge; a scuff to lower back panel; flap price ($3.00) present; B9ambibab

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

      Paris: Editions Verve 1952. The original French edition, with the cover design by Matisse using his cut-outs. Prelims, followed by half of the images, 4 pp of description of the plates, the second half of the images followed by further descriptions. Later published in English as The Decisive Moment, this is one of the great photographic books. blank, [16], 1-63,[4],64-126, [6] pp. The book is internally very clean. There is some toning to the boards at the edges, and there is mottling to the spine which has been professionally repaired. 37 cm tall . Very Good. Illustrated Boards. First Edition. 1952. Folio.

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Jacob Steinhardt: Woodcuts

      Jerusalem Art Publishing Company ND (ca 1952), Jerusalem - Folio. Original illustrated dust-jacket over spiral bound half tan cloth. Chronologically arranged and fully reproduced, this collection of 57 woodcuts, including 16 hand-colored, is the catalogue raisonné of the Jacob Steinhardt's work between 1911 and 1952. Moderate creasing and chipping along edges of dust-jacket. Corners rubbed and slightly bumped (thus slightly affecting pages throughout). Text in English. Captions in English and Hebrew. Dust-jacket in overall good-, binding in good, interior in good+ to very good, plates in very good condition. About the artist: Jacob Steinhardt (1887-1968) was an Israeli painter and woodcut artist. acob Steinhardt was born in Zerków, Germany (now Poland). He attended the School of Art in Berlin in 1906, then studied painting with Louis Corinth and engraving with Hermann Struck in 1907. From 1908 to 1910 he lived in Paris, where he associated with Henri Matisse and Théophile Steinlen, and in 1911 he was in Italy. When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the German Army, and served on the Eastern Front in Poland and Lithuania, and then in Macedonia. After the war, he returned to Berlin, and in 1922 married Minni Gumpert. They immigrated to Palestine in 1933, after he was harassed by the German police, dominated by the Nazis who recently came to power. Jacob Steinhardt worked mainly in woodcuts depicting biblical and Jewish subjects. He participated in the Berlin Secession and founded the Pathetiker Group. He was a member of the Bezalel school group. In 1934, Steinhardt opened an art school in Jerusalem. In 1948, he became Chairman of the Graphics Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He served as director of the school in 1954-1957. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Sensory Order

      Chicago: University of Chicago, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To David Grene with all the best wishes from F.A.H Nov. 52." The recipient was David Grene, a professor of classics at the University of Chicago from and co-founder of the Committee on Social Thought. In 1950, Hayek left the London School of Economics for the University of Chicago, where he became a professor in the Committee on Social Thought. Near fine in the rare dust jacket with some wear to the spine and extremities. A nice association. The Sensory Order, first published in 1952, sets forth F. A. Hayek's classic theory of mind in which he describes the mental mechanism that classifies perceptions that cannot be accounted for by physical laws. "A most encouraging example of a sustained attempt to bring together information, inference, and hypothesis in the several fields of biology, psychology, and philosophy" (Quarterly Review of Biology).

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        East Of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First Trade Edition. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a black on brick red title label on the spine and dark green print on the front board with the top edge of the text block stained yellow. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1/3" long closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area at the fold to the front panel with related creasing and light flecking of the printed colors and with rubbing and minor wear to the upper fore edge of the front panel at the fold. 602 pages of text. Pages 88/89 show minor offsetting from a newspaper article having been laid-in the book for too long. (Goldstone A32b) An extremely handsome, clean, tight and bright copy.

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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. about Fine/Near Fine. A lovely copy of this American classic. Book about Fine with the spine gilt only a trifle rubbed, binding sharp and likely unread. Bookseller's ticket on the front paste-down In a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light wear at the spine ends and along spine fold, but bright and clean withal. The final work of fiction published in the author's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and cited by the Nobel Prize Committee, "The Old Man and the Sea" cemented Hemingway's legacy as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century and would turn him into a household name. The story follows the tribulations of an aging and suddenly unlucky fisherman, Santiago, as he tries to catch a gigantic marlin in the Straits of Florida. Hemingway wanted to show the simple dignity and biblical nature of Santiago's trials - and succeeded mightily. The book was originally published in full in an issue of Life Magazine, which subsequently sold 5 million copies in less than a week. "No outbursts of spite or false theatricalism impede the smooth rush of its narrative. Within the sharp restrictions imposed by the very nature of his story Mr. Hemingway has written with sure skill. Here is the master technician once more at the top of his form, doing superbly what he can do better than anyone else." (Contemporary New York Times Review). about Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

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        Mary Poppins in the Park

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Co ., 1952. Octavo. Publisher's light blue cloth. titles to spine, titles and pictorial motif to front cover, pictorial pink endpapers. In the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout the text by Mary Shepard. Discolouration spotting to cloth on boards and spine, corners and ends of spine lightly bumped, in the price clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to ends of spine and corners, chip along spine edge of rear panel, gentle wear along flap folds, mild creasing to spine and rear panel top edge. A very good copy. First US edition. Inscribed by the author on the fly leaf, " For my dear Angela, with love from the author-Christmas 1952.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribners 1952 - A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. Scribners seal and A on the copyright page, 1952 on the title page. Owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The old man and the sea. Novel. Jacket design by A.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952, New York. Primera edición. - 21x14. 140 pgs. Sobrecubierta con un pequeña falta en el borde inferior del lomo. Figura en las solapas el precio original de la obra ($3.00). Texto en inglés. H8078 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería y Editorial Renacimiento, S.A.]
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        John Ford's framed International Award from the Venice International Film Festival for The Quiet Man (1952)

      Venice International Film Festival, Venice 1952 - Director John Ford's framed International Award from the Venice International Film Festival for his classic 1952 film, "The Quiet Man." Ford also received a nomination for the Golden Lion Award at the same festival and went on to win the 1953 Academy Award for Best Director for the film. Begun in 1932, the Venice Festival is one of the most prestigious film events in the world, second only to Cannes, and the oldest fillm festival still being held.28 x 20 inches, original black wood frame. Unexamined out of frame, but the award certificate appears to be in Fine condition, and the frame is Very Good with a bit of edgewear, with evidence that the backing has been removed. Presumably this either the frame in which the award was presented or the one Ford had made for it. A unique piece of film history from one of the iconic director's most critically acclaimed films.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        TEMOIGNAGES POUR L'ART ABSTRAIT 1952 introduction de léon degand

      art d'aujourd'hui, paris 1952 - Broché , couverture imprimée (petits défauts d'usage , dos insolé ,taches et petites déchirures sans manque) petit in 4 30 compositions hors-texte dont 27 en couleurs au pochoir : 1)Alberto MAGNELLI, 2)Jean ARP,3)André BLOC,4)BOZZOLINI,5)CHAPOVAL,6)Sonia DELAUNAY 7)DEL MARLE,8)Jean DEWASME,9)Jean DEYROLLE,10) Cicéro DIAS,1)César DOMELA,12)A.R FLEISHMANN,13)GILIOLI (en noir)14)Jean GODRIN,15)Auguste HERBIN,16)Robert JACOBSEN,(en noir)17)LANSKOY,18)Berto LARDERA (noir)19)Jean LEPPIER, 20)Alberto MAGNELLI,21)Alberto MAGNELLI,22 Richard MORTENSEN 23) Edgar PILLET,24)POLIAKOFF,25)Marie RAYMOND, 26)Alfred RETH,27) Nicolas de STAEL 28)Victor VASARELY,29) Far-El NISSA ZEID 30)Auguste HERBIN achevé d¿imprimer le 7 mars 1952 planches en couleurs exécutées par Ranson 1/50 exemplaires de luxe numéroté n: 40 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Human Relations: A quarterly Journal of Studies towards the Integration of the Social Sciences (KONVOLUT aus 16 Bänden/ CONVOLUTE of 16 vols.) - Vol. 5 (1952) - Vol. 20 (1967) complete, bound years/ komplette, gebundene Jahrgänge!

      Plenum Publishing; 1952 - 1967.. je Band ca. 400 Seiten; each vol. about 400 pages; Gebundene Ausgabe/ bound;. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 16 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH!

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        Human Relations: A quarterly Journal of Studies towards the Integration of the Social Sciences (KONVOLUT aus 16 Bänden/ CONVOLUTE of 16 vols.) - Vol. 5 (1952) - Vol. 20 (1967) complete, bound years/ komplette, gebundene Jahrgänge!,

      Plenum Publishing; 1952 - 1967. - je Band ca. 400 Seiten; each vol. about 400 pages; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 16 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH! Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 11500

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        ENLUMINURES ARMÉNIENNES

      1952 - 24 ff. n.c. à 2 col. (texte bilingue russe et arménien)-60 planches de reprod. d'enluminures de manuscrits, du Xe au début XVIIe s. (principalement XIIIe-XIVe s.)-5 ff. n.c. (tables). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Conciencia histórica

      Babel, Santiago de Chile 1952 - Esta edición consta de 300 ejemplares en papel de fabricación especial, teniendo este ejemplar el No. 273. Sin refilar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maria Sanchez]
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        THE IVORY GRIN

      NEW YORK NY: ALFRED A KNOPF CO. NF/VG+. PUB 1952. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: AUTHOR'S 4TH BOOK. BOOK HAS JUST A TRACE OF CORNER AND SPINE END WEAR BUT IS OTHERWISEVERY CLEAN AND CRISP. D.J IS A BIT WORN AT THE FORE-EDGE CORNERS WITHSHALLOW CHIPPING AT THE SPINE ENDS, A SHALLOW 1/16" CHIP AT THE TOP OFTHE FRONT PANEL, A NUMBER OF SHORT EDGE TEARS, AND SCATTERED SURFACEABRASIONS TO THE VERTICAL FOLDS. A VERY NICE CLEAN COPY WITH PRICE NOTCLIPPED ON D.J.. Keywords: MYSTERY, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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        The Ivory Grin

      Knopf, 1952 - Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER w/DJ. The 4th book in Macdonald's Lew Archer Series. The copyright page reads "FIRST EDITION". Some wear at the top and bottom of the spine and book edges, some tiny spotting on the front and back free end papers. DJ: a ¾ by ½ inch piece missing at the top left of the rear flap; at the front and rear flap inside, there is a faded tape mark as well as at bottom of the inside spine of the DJ. Some wear at the spine and some edges of DJ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. - One of Fifteen Hundred Copies Signed by John SteinbeckSTEINBECK, John. East of Eden. New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Autographed First Edition. 1/1,500 signed copies, of which seven hundred and and fifty are for private distribution. Signed in blue ink by by John Steinbeck. Octavo (8 15/16 x 6 inches; 227 x 152 mm.). [viii], 602 pp. Original green buckram, front cover lettered in gilt, spine with rectangular brown printed panel, lettered in gilt, all edges stained red. An unusually bright and fine copy of this title. Housed in the publishers brown paper covered slipcase (a little rubbed at extremities)."The subject is the only one man has ever used as his theme - the existence, the balance, the battle, and the victory in the permanent war between wisdom and ignorance, light and darkness - good and evil." (John Steinbeck).East of Eden features the intertwining stories of the Hamilton and Trask families. The former is based on Steinbeck's own genealogical lineage, while the latter is a representation of the Biblical Adam and his descendants. Considered by the author to be his masterpiece work, East of Eden is a culmination of the major themes and strengths of Steinbeck's other novels: an affinity for nature, the pervasive struggle between good and evil, familial relationships, and American history. During the writing process, Steinbeck chronicled the development of his novel with letters to his friend and former publisher Pascal Covici, the contents of which were published a year after Steinbeck's death as Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. A lengthy yet popular tale originally intended by the author to teach his sons about the Salinas Valley in California in which they were raised, East of Eden has been adapted into a film, a musical, and a television miniseries.Goldstone & Payne A32a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        GRABADOS AL AGUAFUERTE DE MICIANO de El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha

      - Jeréz de la Frontera, [1952-1966]. Gran folio. Grabados al aguafuerte de Teodoro Miciano, en papel de hilo presentado cada uno en un díptico en cartón antiácido y acetato, en material de alta calidad, medidas exteriores 375 x 280 mm. y medidas de mancha: la principal 164 x 218 mm. cabeceras 160 x 60 mm. y capitulares 45 x 45 mm. // Posibilidad de venta por separado: - 0076_1.- Prólogo. Al libro de Don Quijote de la Mancha. 100 ¿ / - 0076_2.- Capítulo I que trata de la condición y ejercicio del famoso hidalgo D. Quijote de la Mancha. 75 ¿ / - 0076_3.- Capítulo II que trata de la primera salida que de su tierra hizo el ingenioso D. Quijote. 100 ¿ / - 0076_4.- Capítulo III donde se cuenta la graciosa manera que tuvo Don Quijote en armarse caballero. 120 ¿ / - 0076_5.- Capítulo XVII donde se prosiguen las innumerables trabajos que el bravo Don Quijote. 100 ¿ / - 0076_6.- Capítulo XLI donde todavía prosigue el cautivo su suceso. 150 ¿

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        Plakat - Andreff & Partner Ino. Lithographie.

      Amsterdam, Bildjetdrukkerij, o. J. (1952) - 128 x 90 cm, Zustand B, (etwas randrissig). J. «Jean» Andreff war ein Schweizer Zirkusclown und hatte zwischen 1930 und 1951 diverse Engagements in ganz Europa, u.a. mit Josephine Baker, Fernandel, beim Zirkus Knie, Zirkus Belli u.v.a. 1000 gr.

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        En attendant Godot: piece en deux Actes

      Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1952. FIRST EDITION. Fine. UNCUT AND UNOPENED. Original publisher's white wrappers, printed in blue and black. In very fresh state, obviously never read, hint of toning as is true in all copies (with the exception of the virtually unobtainable and prohibitively expensive issue on Large Paper, limited to just 35 copies). The binding is clean and bright, with only the most minor pings to the edges and faint palming on spine, as expected from even the most reverential admiration of this great book over a period of more than 60 years. "Mint" / "As new" / "l'état de neuf"? No, not quite. "Fine"? Yes. Preserved in cloth protective case. We are unrepentant condition fetishists. To be sure, the present copy of the First Edition of "Godot" has exceeded even our most unrealistic hopes. Indeed, precious few UNCUT AND UNOPENED copies are recorded. Beckett famously declined to attend the Award Ceremony for receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature (1969). In his absence, the Swedish Academy declared "Godot" to be one of Beckett's two masterpieces (the other being "Happy Days"). In Beckett's absence, the Nobel Prize committee proclaimed that "In the case of Godot we have, 'Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?' The two tramps are confronted with the meaninglessness of existence at its most brutal. It may be a human figure; no laws are as cruel as those of creation and man's peculiar status in creation comes from being the only creature to apply these laws with deliberately evil intent. But if we conceive of a providence - a source even of the immeasurable suffering inflicted by, and on, mankind - what sort of almighty is it that we - like the tramps - are to meet somewhere, some day? Beckett's answer consists of the title of the play. By the end of the performance, as at the end of our own, we know nothing about this Godot. At the final curtain we have no intimation of the force whose progress we have witnessed. But we do know one thing, of which all the horror of this experience cannot deprive us: namely, our waiting. This is man's metaphysical predicament of perpetual, uncertain expectation, captured with true poetic simplicity: En attendant Godot." - SOURCE: "Les Prix Nobel en 1969" (ed. Wilhelm Odelberg). Stockholm: Nobel Foundation, 1970.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        Pigs Have Wings

      London: Herbert Jenkins,, 1952. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine and publisher's device to rear board in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine gently cocked, light spotting to top and fore edges of text block, faint partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in a with a few short closed tears and repairs to the verso but exceptionally bright. First UK edition, first impression, preceded by the American edition of the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Three-part nursery frieze

      London: Frederick Warne,, 1952. 3 colour lithographs. Sheet size: c. 1000 x 250 mm. Framed size: 1105 x 358 mm. In excellent condition. Framed, mounted, and glazed. Three-part nursery frieze by the publisher of Beatrix Potter's books. Depicting characters and scenes from the author's stories in a continuous landscape.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les Plantiers *

      23.8.1952 ?. - Dessin original au crayon 38 x 28, titré et daté, rehaussé de gouache, sous cadre bois naturel 50 x 40. Variante de motif prévu pour l'album "Cévennes".

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        The Sensory Order An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology

      London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited,, 1952. With an Introduction by Heinrich Klüver. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine of jacket dulled, extremities of spine chipped. A very good copy. First UK edition, first impression, published in Chicago in the same year. The Sensory Order, Hayek's second book after his move to Chicago, is the final form of a thesis Hayek had developed in Vienna in the 1920s on philosophical psychology. Hayek argues that there are inherent limits to the human mind's capacity to understand itself, and that human beings know much more than they can ever explicitly explain.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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). 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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        SCIENTOLOGY: 8-80 The Discovery and Increase of Life Energy in the Genus Homo Sapiens

      Pheonix, AZ: The Hubbard Association of Scientologists. Good with no dust jacket. 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine darkened, small cracks at spine ends, rub at front hinge fold, moderate foxing, blank bookplate, a little underlining in pencil .

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        I, Robot

      UK: Grayson and Grayson. London, Grayson & Grayson, 1952. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is fine, the jacket is very good with a bit of rubbing a 10mm closed tear to the upper corner, a couple of chips to the bottom of the spine and a 10mm area of loss from the head of the spine. A very nice copy overall, except the area of unfortunate loss. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1952.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Braunes Ross. Cheval brun.

      . Original-Farblithographie bei Mourlot, Paris, 1952, 38x54 cm (Mourlot 61). (Die Graphik liegt unter einem säurefreien Schrägschnitt-Passepartout).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Ina Grund G]
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        Excellent Women

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1952., 1952. FIRST EDITION. ASSOCIATION COPY: Inscribed by the author's parents to flyleaf, dated September 1953. Octavo; pp.256. Publisher's brown hardcovers in the original colour-printed dustjacket. Some minor edgewear to jacket else a clean, near fine copy of Barbara Pym's second book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Invisible Man

      New York: Random House, 1952. First edition. 439 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth. Fine in good plus dust jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer, author portrait by Gordon Parks (wear at spine ends, back cover wrinkled with closed tears, tape repairs on verso).

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, The Pelican, Langhorne, Carmarthen, 16 December, 1952

      He writes to family friend Mary Davies on the day of his father's death. "You will, I know, be very sorry to hear that my father died today. It was a very peaceful death. You will excuse my mother not writing personally to you, at this moment. She is bearing up, however, wonderfully well, and sends her fondest love to you...." He signs with the familiar, "Dylan." With hand written envelope. One of Thomas's most famous poems, "Do not go gentle into that good night," was written by the poet on the impending death of his father. Thomas's father died at age 76 of cancer. He taught English at Swansea Grammar School where Dylan himself had gone to school. Thomas attributed his attraction to poetry to his father. This brief moving letter associates the poet not only to his famous poem but also with his complex relationship with his father.

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        In Country Sleep

      [New York]: New Directions, 1952. First American edition, out of series copy, and signed by the author, from the edition of one hundred copies printed on Stoneridge paper. Tipped-in photo of the author by Marion Morehouse on title-page. [1] f. (limitation leaf), 34, [2] pp. Designed and printed by Peter Beilenson. 1 vols. 8vo. Tan cloth, spine and upper board titled in gilt. Faintest toning of spine. A fine copy as issued in publisher's slipcase with printed title label. Signed by Thomas Contains "Over Sir John's Hill," "Poem on His Birthday," "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," (first book appearance) "Lament," "In the White Giant's Thigh," and "In Country Sleep.".

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, The Pelican, Langhorne, Carmarthen, 16 December, 1952

      - He writes to family friend Mary Davies on the day of his father's death. "You will, I know, be very sorry to hear that my father died today. It was a very peaceful death. You will excuse my mother not writing personally to you, at this moment. She is bearing up, however, wonderfully well, and sends her fondest love to you." He signs with the familiar, "Dylan." With hand written envelope. One of Thomas's most famous poems, "Do not go gentle into that good night," was written by the poet on the impending death of his father. Thomas's father died at age 76 of cancer. He taught English at Swansea Grammar School where Dylan himself had gone to school. Thomas attributed his attraction to poetry to his father. This brief moving letter associates the poet not only to his famous poem but also with his complex relationship with his father.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        The Handmade Papers of Japan: a Biographical Sketch of Its Author and An Account of the Genesis and Production of the Book.

      Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, VT & Tokyo. 1952. 4 vols., illus. Contents: Vol. I. The Hand-Made Papers of Japan; Bibliographical guide; Introduction by Dard Hunter; Complete history and descriptions of paper-making in Japan, supplemented with botanical drawings and a series of 32 full-page photographs of an ancient paper-making village by Francis Haar; The text includes a facsimile hand-coloured reproduction with translation of the oldest Japanese work on paper-making, "Kamiksuki taigat" compiled in 1784. The volume is accompanied by an envelope containing five different papermaking fibers. Vol. II. The Seki Collection: 187 actual mounted specimens ranging in date from the Nara period to the present day. with detailed explanations of the uses to which they were put, the names by which they were put, the names by which were known, and various technical terms relating to their manufacture. Vol. III. The Contemporary Collection: presents 139 full-page specimens and descriptions of modern papers from eighteen prefectures and the city of Kyoto are represented. The name, materials, place of manufacture, and use of each paper are given. Vol. IV. The Watermark Collection: A port-folio with 13 (of 20) of the finest modern Japanese watermarked papers made in the mills of the government printing agency. 8 sheets more or less water stained. With 5-page accompanying text booklet. "The Handmade Papers of Japan," one of the finest studies on Japanese paper, is replete with specimens, including old and rare papers from the eighth and ninth centuries. Although 250 copies of this book were planned, as few as 150 actually may have been produced. "The Handmade Papers of Japan" is bound in a Japanese-style binding with hand-stenciled book covers and housed in a folding box with ivory clasps. Box somewhat worn and some cracks in the folds

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Morris]
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        Smoky Road

      Wright & Brown, 1952. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; Ex-library; ex-library reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        The Pollen Loads of the Honeybee. A Guide to Their Identification by Colour and Form SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Bee Research Association Limited, 1952, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Inscribed & SignedSize: 8vo, Hardback, 145mm x 221mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 51pp + 4 plates with 12 illustrations; 174 accurate drawings of species of pollen grains on 30 b/w plates; + a leaf with 15 hand-mounted colour-sample slips illustrating artificially made pollen pellets; + 6 tissue-guarded card leaves with a total of 344 hand-mounted colour-sample slips. A previous owner's neat signature to the front pastedown [ one Denis Barnham] and some patchy fade spots to cloth, otherwise very good, in the original grey linen-covered boards/red spine title, and with the unclipped lightly edge-rubbed and marked, but otherwise sound, colour-illustrated, dust-wrapper. Inscribed and signed to the half-title "with all good wishes Dorothy K. Hodges" [British Bee Bibliography ref. 664]. [the later, more common, editions have colour plates instead of the laid-down colour slips]

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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        1952 IMPROVISATIONS ARTISTS EQUITY MASQUERADE BALL ... SPRING FANTASIA

      [New York]: Artists Equity Association, 1952.. [12]pp. plus 99 leaves. Large quarto (305 x 235 mm). Plastic comb bound stiff pictorial card covers. 99 lithographed sheets, printed on rectos only, with color lithographs on rectos and versos of covers. Extreme fore- tips of wrappers a bit creased and soft, plastic comb a bit handsoiled, slight soiling to upper cover, and some offset incurred in printing to verso of upper cover, internally near fine. First edition of the third volume in the series. Copy #846 of two thousand numbered copies. In the creation of this lavish program for the 15 May Ball, held at the Hotel Astor, sponsors selected an artist or artists from the membership to create full-page original designs associated with their product or service. "Each page was designed by the artist directly on the litho plate, thus making this a collection of original lithographs" - prefatory note. Byron Browne, Adolf Dehn, Sol Wilson and Ruth Reeves created the color works for the covers, and Milton Avery, T.L. Feinenger, Antonio Frasconi, Chaim Gross, John Groth, Jacob Lawrence, Ben Shahn, Raphael Soyer and Max Weber were among the contributors to the internal plates, a few in colors, but the majority monochrome. A few artists contributed more than once, and while the majority are signed in the plate, a few are not. A marvelous and stylistically diverse showcase of some of the important talents in the field at the time.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        FIND THE FEATHERED SERPENT

      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company,. [1952]. Octavo,. cloth.. Some darkening to text block, a fine copy in nearly fine first. printing dust jacket (lists four titles on rear panel) with a touch. of rubbing along top edge and a few light stress marks. Jacket. illustration by Henry Sharp. (#130919). First edition. The author's first book. "A time travel tale involving a Wellsian time machine." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-78. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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