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        Great Books of the Western World Set, New Edition in 60 Volumes

      Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. The complete 1990 reissue of the classic 1952 set, together with five Great Ideas volumes, three Britannica annuals (1991, 1992, 1994), and one Science and the Future Annual (1993). An exceptional set. Black boards, multi-colored spine labels, gilt titles & rules, gilt top edges. 60-volume Britannica Great Books set, includes: The Syntopicon, An Index to the Great Ideas I & II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Calvin; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Erasmus; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Voltaire, Diderot; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Faraday; Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche; Tocqueville; Goethe, Balzac; Austen, George Eliot; Dickens; Melville, Twain; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky, Ibsen; William James; Freud; 20th Century Philosophy and Religion; 20th Century Natural Science; 20th Century Social Sciences I & II; 20th Century Imaginative Literature I & II; The The Great Ideas 1989-1993 (Five Volumes).

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        The Exploits of Moominpappa

      London: Ernest Benn,, 1952. Octavo. red cloth boards, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. black and white illustrations throughout by the author. Light occasional spotting, ownership signature to front free endpaper, in the dust jacket with light spotting to panels, touch of wear to edges. A very bright and attractive copy. First edition, first english language edition. The 3rd title in the Moomin series.

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        Das Vermächtnis der Inka:

      Karl May Verlag., 1952.. 316 S. 8°, broschiert. antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, jedoch mit Gebrauchsspuren. K18178.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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      [New York]: Gnome Press,. [1952]. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of wear at head and. tail of spine panel and two closed tears, 27 mm at bottom edge of. front panel and 19 mm at lower front spine fold. A sharp, bright. example of the jacket. (#75836). First edition. Winner of the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1029. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 369-73.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Winston S Churchill

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good . This is a superior first edition, first printing of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. His soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has ever known. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. Further, the books measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. These sets have become quite scarce in the original dust jackets in collectible condition. Here is a near fine first printing set in very good first printing dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt, sharp corners, and only the slightest shelf wear confined to the bottom edges. The contents remain crisp with no previous ownership marks. A hint of spotting - truly mild for the edition - is confined to page edges and endpapers. The page edges show age-toning but no dust-darkening of the top edges. The dust jackets are unclipped and complete, with minor wear at the spine ends and hinges and .25 inch closed tears - at the Volume One spine head and at the Volume Three lower front hinge. What prevents our grading these dust jackets better than very good is overall toning and light soiling. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

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        Foundation and Empire

      New York: Gnome Press, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. In first state binding with red binding and black nebula insignia on the front cover. In a first state dust jacket with price of $2.75 intact. In Very Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Pages lightly age toned. Cloth shows edge wear and wear at spine ends. Light shelf lean. The dust jacket shows rubbing, chipping and edge wear, with loss at spine ends and splitting and loss to flap folds, some of which has been repaired and strengthened with archival mending tissue from the verso. A nice copy, presents well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Alfred A. Knopf at 60

      [No place]: Privately printed (designed by W.A. Dwiggins). September 12, 1952. First. First edition. Fine in fine original unprinted acetate dustwrapper in about fine cardboard slipcase. One of 250 copies. A festschrift volume celebrating Knopf's 60th birthday with essays by Dwiggins, H.L. Mencken, B.W. Huebsch, John Hersey and others. This copy Signed by Mencken and dated by him in 1952, in his post-stroke hand. Mencken has suffered a stroke in 1948 which left him largely incapacitated, and very few, if any, other copies of this title signed by him exist (in an online search we could find only one other post-1948 book offered for sale signed by him - that book published in early 1949). Rare thus. .

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        Player Piano

      NY:Scribners, 1952. - VG+/VG-. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book. Book has bumped bottom corners and small stains on top edges. Price clipped jacket has long tear along front gutter, faint dampstains at top of spine and along flap folds, sunned almost brown. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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      New York City: Charles Scribner's Sons. Bound in original light green cloth with silver spine lettering. 1952. 1st edition. hb. 8vo, pp. 295. . The first issue of this classic science fiction tale and the author's first book. Copyright date on title page and Scribner's "A" and seal on copyright page. Boards a trifle bruised at the edges with just a trace of soiling. No former owner's markings; contents clean and tight. Overall, in near fine condition. The dust jacket has been neatly price-clipped and is chipped across the spine ends, with a small closed tear near the top of the spine, and a small (less than a quarter inch deep by one inch wide) open tear at the top right of the rear panel. A trace of rubbing to the tips of the jacket. Light general soiling - nothing untoward. Overall, the jacket is in good plus, to very good, condition. .

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        Player Piano.

      Charles Scribner's Sons,, New York: 1952 - First edition, book club issue with "A" but no Scribner's seal. Green textured boards. Minor rubbing to spine tips and corners, near fine in very good, corner clipped dust jacket with, insect damage to front jacket fold, mild toning, a very short closed tear with crease and a soft wrinkle to front panel, tape reinforcement to verso, in mylar cover. Signed by the author on an affixed bookplate on front free endpaper. Author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Player Piano - SIGNED

      Scribners, New York, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By AuthorNear fine in a beautiful, near fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed on the title page by the author. Jacket spine a bit faded, one rear corner with a closed tear, else both the volume and jacket are near fine in all respects, Book

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        Player Piano

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - advance proof copy, one of only 25-30 copies issued (cf. Klinkowitz); 295 pp., original illustrated paper wrappers (softcover), covers darkened, very light stain to bottom left corner of the front cover, square patch of the front cover is light where an old bookseller's tag had been, now since removed, some light stains to the rear cover, overall good however exceedingly scarce. Photos available upon request.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. 1952. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with 11 mm closed tear at top. center of front panel with associated horizontal crease to the left. and small abrasion below, some general dust soiling, more so to rear. panel than front and spine panels, and a touch of tanning to spine. panel and flap folds, internal reinforcement with brown paper tape at. spine ends and corners, and clipped price. Outwardly, a fairly nice. copy. (#102846). First edition. First printing with "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page. 7600 copies printed. The author's first book. Runner-up for the 1953 International Fantasy Award. "The United States has won the third world war. Production being totally automatic, almost the whole population is on a generous dole. Only the intelligent minority works." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1202. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 17-9. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 244. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1697-1701. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz, and Klinkowitz AA1.

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

      Good Charles Scribner's Sons. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Player Piano FIRST EDITION Kurt Vonnegut FIRST PRINTING 1952 Book

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        Shi Zhu Zhai Jian Pu (Shih Chu Chai Chien P'u - Shih Chu Chai Chien pu) (Zehnbambushalle Briefpapier - Ten Bamboo Studio). Complete 4 Vol. in 1 silk brocade case.

      (Peking) Beijing, Rong Bao Zhai, 1952.. 4°, Blockbuchbindung. 31,3 x 21,2 cm, 4 Bde. Mit meist farb. Wasserdrucken. Blockbuchbindung in Brokat-Schuber. Berühmtes Lehrbuch der Malerei von Hu Zhengyan (um 1582-1672), zuerst 1633 gedruckt; vorliegend der Nachdruck "im 13. Jahr der Republik China". - Mit Darstellungen von Pflanzen, Früchten, Vögeln, Steinen. Gutes Exemplar. Four volumes, each in plain paper wrappers, stitched as issued, calligraphic label mounted on wrappers. Contains woodblock prints on double-folded leaves, including colored, black and white, and embossed prints. The four volumes contained in original silk brocade folding case with ivory fastener, with calligraphic label on case. Good copy. - Rong Bao Zhai was the traditional name given to the new entity formed when the small artistic workshops of Peking were collected together after the founding of the People's Republic of China, --basically a collective consisting of the most skilled and experienced Chinese wood block illustrators.

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        Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl

      Doubleday , 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. Stated First Edition, First Printing...Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket.. Nice Copy With Brodart Dustjacket Cover Included..Text Unmarked..Pages Are Tanning..Nice Copy..Binding Is Solid..Dustjacket Is Not Priced Clipped With Original $3.00 Price...Dustjacket Is Bumped, Chipped, And Worn With Somewhat Faded Spine..Not Ex-Library..

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      Photograph by Russell Lee, n. d. (ca 1952)., 1952. Original gelatin silver image. Pencil notation on the verso reads "circa 1952, near Austin, Texas." Also stamped on the back is "Photograph by Russell Lee, 3110 West Ave., Austin 5, Texas."The photograph was possibly taken at Joe Small's Barbeque in Austin. The same image in a cropped format, appears on the rear cover of the TEXAS OBSERVER of July 24, 1964. This issue is devoted to commemorating the life of J. Frank Dobie and is filled with recollections and tributes. The photograph exhibits minor creasing at the corners and three tiny chips along one side. Neither of these minor flaws impact Dobie's image. This item is from the estate of Edgar Kincaid and has an inked notation on the back of the photograph to "Return to Edgar Kincaid." Kincaid was the nephew of Bertha and Frank, who had no children. Russell Lee began his career as a professional photographer in 1935 selling his images to magazines. After a successful career with the Farm Security Administration, he remained active in documentary photography chronicling both rural and urban life. In 1947, Lee and his second wife moved to Austin where he became the University of Texas first instructor in photography. With this move his focus shifted more to topics dealing with Texas and the Southwest. He died in Austin on August 28, 1986. This is an important image of an iconic Texan taken by a renowned American photographer and photojournalist.

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      - Genève, Pierre Cailler, 1952, 29x41. En feuilles, sous couverture repliée. Illustré de 8 gravures au burin de Thierry Vernet (qui fut le compagnon de route de Nicolas Bouvier). Ouvrage tiré à 50 exemplaires, celui-ci porte le numéro 28 est signé par l'auteur. Bel exemplaire, gravures superbes. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1000 EUR. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ancient Chinese Bronzes of the Shang and Chou Dynasties, An Illustrated Catalogue of the van Heusden Collection

      Tokyo, Japan, 1952. This is copy no. 216 of the first edition, privately published in an edition of 1000 copies, signed and sealed by the author. Printed and presumed bound in Japan. Green buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and archaic design to the front board and lettering to the spine. Exceptionally clean binding. 12 x 8.5 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With color frontispiece, and xi and 193 numbered pages of text, interspersed with drawings and illustrations, and with LXIIIl monochrome plates accompanied by detailed notes. Most of the plates with tissue guards and the tissue guards generally in pristine condition. The plates on medium-weight, matte stock. No remainder marks. Tiny sticker from previous bookseller neatly pasted to the front pastedown. The rear hinge with the over-paper splitting here and there, a cosmetic issue only. Else a very clean copy, and quite tight. Very gently read. A Very Good Plus copy. All in all a lovely copy of an extremely scarce work featuring bronzes dating from the 2nd millennium B.C. until the dawn of the Christian era.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Ctyri balady F. Villona (1431-1463). Balada - epistola; Balada o jazycich klevetniku; Rondeau; Balada - Petice. Zweite Band der Edition "J".

      Prag, Ludmila Jirincova - Ota Janecek, 1952,. OBrosch. im o. Umschlag aus braunem Papier, etwa 30 Seiten, Format 9,5x13 cm; sehr guter Zustand. Mit fünf handgedruckten Lithographien von Ludmila Jirincova, mit dem ursprünglichen lithographischen Umschlag, Editionzeichen u. eigenhändigen Unterschrift von Ludmila Jirincova; ein Probeausdruck (Buch erschien nur in einem Ausdruck u. mit etwa 30 Probeausdrücken). * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance.Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. *.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Ctyri balady F. Villona (1431-1463). Balada – epistola; Balada o jazycich klevetniku; Rondeau; Balada – Petice. Zweite Band der Edition „J".

      Prag: Ludmila Jirincova – Ota Janecek 1952 - OBrosch. im o. Umschlag aus braunem Papier, etwa 30 Seiten, Format 9,5x13 cm; sehr guter Zustand. Mit fünf handgedruckten Lithographien von Ludmila Jirincova, mit dem ursprünglichen lithographischen Umschlag, Editionzeichen u. eigenhändigen Unterschrift von Ludmila Jirincova; ein Probeausdruck (Buch erschien nur in einem Ausdruck u. mit etwa 30 Probeausdrücken). * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: cs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        French Country Cooking. Decorated by John Minton. [Third Impression]

      John Lehmann 1952 - 8vo., Third Impression, on laid paper, with a frontispiece, illustrated title, and numerous full-page and smaller illustrations in the text, some mild offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, fore-edges very lightly speckled; original holland cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in bright, clean unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped with minor loss (just affecting lettering) at head of backstrip and with small loss at upper edge of rear panel. Published nine months after the first impression. David's second book, and to many the finest of the three classic titles that changed the nature of English cookery for ever. In common with her first work 'A Book of Mediterranean Food' this volume is greatly enhanced by the wonderful Minton illustrations. All early issues are very scarce in anything like this condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed and Autograph Letter Signed, n.d., New York City

      - Both letters to her attorney. In the typed letter, she first writes about her physical health and discusses her financial situation referring to Willem de Kooning as Bill. "Bill and I are both moving int new studios this month and spending a lot of time fixing them up and are caught up with numerous debts?Bill's bank account is at rock bottom?For the rest, Bill and I have been working night and day for the past couple of weeks on [Adlai] Stevenson's campaign making posters for the sound trucks and this coming weekend we and a group of artists are going to decorate the ballroom at the Commodore where he will speak next Tuesday?we'll all be able to rest after Nov. 4 when our man gets in - I fervently hope?." She signs, "Elaine." In the autograph letter she writes, "Hope you can come to my opening, Tuesday 5-7?." Signed, "Elaine. De Kooning refers to Democratic presidential contender, Adlai Stevenson who was defeated twice by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Three Bear Witness

      London, Secker and Warburg,, 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Endpapers very lightly spotted but an excellent copy in the slightly rubbed dust jacket with a few tiny pieces of internal repair. First Edition, First Impression. Uncommon in such nice condition.

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        Conference on Automatic Computing Machines (first Australian computer conference)

      Melbourne, 1952. [Pearcey and Beard.] Conference on Automatic Computing Machines. Proceedings of conference on automatic computing machines held in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney, August 1951. Reproduced typescript. Melbourne: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1952. Original tan printed wrappers, cloth backstrip, light wear and creasing, one corner chipped. Boxed. 220pp. 12 plate leaves, text illustrations. 248 x 198 mm. Provenance: Signature of N. F. Astbury of the New South Wales University of Technology on the front wrapper. Astbury was one of the participants in the conference. First edition. Proceedings of the first Australian conference on electronic digital computing as well as analog devices. Trevor Pearcey, designer of CSIRO Mk 1 (later known as CSIRAC) and Maston Beard, the machine's chief engineer, held the conference to demonstrate CSIRO Mk 1, the first electronic digital computer built in Australia. Their research group at the Sydney-based Radiophysics Laboratory of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research started to build the machine in 1948. It ran its first program in November 1949, becoming the fourth stored-program computer to operate, after the Manchester "Baby", EDSAC, and BINAC (which only ran for a short time). CSIRO Mk 1's main memory consisted of twenty-four acoustic mercury delay lines, each with the capacity to store sixteen twenty-bit words; this was later upgraded to 32 words to give the machine a total of 768 words of storage (a magnetic drum storage system was added in 1954). With two thousand vacuum tubes it could process about one thousand multplications per minute. In 1955 CSIRO Mk 1 was moved to the University of Melbourne, where it was renamed CSIRAC; it became operational again in 1956. The machine was retired in 1964.CSIRAC was notable for the originality of its architecture, which was not directly derived from ENIAC, EDVAC, the Manchester "Baby," or Turing's Pilot ACE, since Pearcey did not have close contact with the groups developing those machines. However, from the brief references in his 1948 report, it is clear that Pearcey did read von Neumann's First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, and that he was influenced in his conception of CSIRAC by von Neumann's theoretical ideas. Considering that Pearcey was educated in England, and that the Cambridge EDSAC was being developed at the same time as CSIRAC, we may also assume that Pearcey and Beard had some contact with the Cambridge computing group. This might also explain why Douglas Hartree from Cambridge was the only non-Australian representative at this conference."The CSIRAC was in operation before the date of the first Computing Conference in Australia held in Sydney in June 1951, but the actual date of its first simple program run, late in 1949, was not properly recorded. It was first publicly demonstrated during the 1951 conference, which was attended by Hartree. From then until mid-1956 it was steadily improved and gave good service at the Division of Radiophysics; this was in spite of serious delays of six to nine months in its development caused by power shortages in Sydney that led to frequent prolonged power blackouts and subsequent fault-finding delays" (Beard and Pearcey 1984, 112).The first Australian computer conference proceedings is mimeographed from crude double-spaced typed text. Trevor Pearcey contributed four papers: 1. Digital calculating machines used by C.S.I.R.O. (pp. 42-50) This may be the first published description of the CSIRAC, which was then known as the "Radiophysics Mark 1 Automatic Computer."2. Programming for the C.S.I.R.O. digital machine. (pp. 81-92).This explains the differences in programming between the CSIRAC and the EDSAC, the programming for which Douglas Hartree described in another paper in the conference. Pearcey wrote, "Certain differences between the approach to programming for this machine and that for the EDSAC are due to the different methods adopted for coding commands in the two machines."3. Programming for punched card machines (pp. 107-126).4. The functional design of an automatic computer (pp. 127-142). A theoretical discussion.Of the remaining nine papers in the conference proceedings, four were contributed by Douglas Hartree. Other papers chiefly concerned analog machines, such as the C.S.I.R.O. Differential Analyzer, or analog to digital conversions.The bibliography of references on pages 210-11 of this work is notable in its omissions. References are given to the early works on the Harvard Mark I, which Pearcey visited in 1945. There are also several references to the works of Maurice Wilkes with whom Douglas Hartree, the only non-Australian speaker at the conference, worked in Cambridge. The list of about 150 registrants at the conference indicates that all attendees were from Australia. When we checked OCLC cited eleven copies (nine in the United States, one in Australia, and one in England). Origins of Cyberspace 832.

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        Christmas at the Rose and Crown - A Little Brown Mouse Book

      Heinemann, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Wigglesworth, KatherineSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, Copies of this wonderful title are rare, but to find a copy in such wonderful condition as this is almost too much to hope for. Book is clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear and a minor bump to the upper back corner of the backstrip. Dust jacket is clean and unmarked with light wear and no chips or tears. Dust jacket is not price-clipped and is now preserved in a clear protective sleeve. Original price on each flap of dust jacket has been overlaid with what may be a distributor's small sticker stating a new price of 4'- net. Truly a premium copy.

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        Marilyn Monroe signs a contract an unprecedented eleven times for an appearance with the equally beloved Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy. A rider in the contract is 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"

      "Document Signed, ""Marilyn Monroe"" and additionally, ""MM"" (ten times), four pages, 8.5"" x 11"" (with two 8.5"" x 2"" slips attached to pages three and four), Los Angeles, October 7, 1952, countersigned ""Edgar Bergen,"" who also adds his initials, ""EB"" ten times (each below Monroe's). A contract concerning Monroe's radio appearance on The Charlie McCarthy Show, recorded on October 18, 1952. File holes at top, stapled at left, very light soiling, else fine condition. An important contract which underscores Monroe's rapid rise to stardom in 1952 as she took on 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 contract, heavily edited, required that Monroe and Bergan 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. Another rider, attached to page four, 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 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)"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        In Country Sleep (Signed)

      New York: New Directions, 1952. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This copy is no. 36 of 100 numbered copies printed on stoneridge paper and SIGNED by Dylan Thomas. True first edition with a duo-tone portrait of the poet by Marion Morehouse tipped onto the title page. Bound in beige cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. In original slipcase with autor's name and title printed in red on a pasted label. The first book appearance of "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night". Extremely rare in this near mint condition. Additional photographs on request. Google 'Ceebe100' to watch a video of this book..

      [Bookseller: Concept Books]
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        In Country Sleep

      New Directions, New York 1952 - First Edition. Signed. 34 pp. 8-3/4 x 6-1/4. Very Good condition. Edition evidence: First edition, not stated. Says copyright 1952 by Dylan Thomas. Signature notes: The signature is very nice and makes up for flaws in the dust jacket; written in dark blue ink with fountain pen, on first page inside cover. His signature is very clear, written with small elegant lettering, with a unique flair as he puts a tiny cross on his D. There is no inscription. Below the signature Thomas has written the venue and the date. Condition notes: The dust jacket is fully intact but has some stains or soiling on front upper left area. Stains are most visible in bright light and not so noticeable in normal display light. The edges have light wear. On back dust jacket there is a slight vertical split at top and some wear at top spine. Photographs show these flaws truthfully. The page opposite the photo portrait has some light staining, due to transfer from contact with the photo. The boards and pages are in very good to near fine condition. See photo with exposed board and photo of publisher page. There is a bit of staining on the very edges of some pages. I can send more photos via email if you wish. Item history and circumstances of purchase and signing: This book has had only one owner, my mother Mildred Cowell. She was part of a group of artists and academics who met in France in 1948 and 49 and later were reunited in New York and California. She met Elizabeth Reitell in Aix en Provence in southern France. A few years later she ran into Liz again in New York and learned that she had become the assistant director of the Poetry Center. At the suggestion of Liz Reitell, Mildred planned to attend a reading at the Poetry Center which was at the Y on 92nd St and not far from where she was living at that time. In 1952 one of the guest readers was Dylan Thomas, reading from his new book, In Country Sleep. Mildred attended the reading accompanied by Jean Stern, former wife of poet Gerald Stern. She recalled that the book purchase price at the reading was ten dollars, although the cover price says $2.00. She recounted that Dylan Thomas read to a packed house and was well received. Some time during the evening the poet signed books and Mildred was able to purchase a book and have Dylan Thomas sign it on the inside cover. Dylan Thomas read at the Poetry Center three times in the first half of 1952. I am still working on the provenance and we are trying to pin down which of the three readings it was. She believes it was the first appearance of the poet that year, but we can't confirm. The poet's signature confirms that the venue was Poetry Center and the year was 1952. Follow up: The following year, 1953, brought Mr. Thomas back to the Poetry Center for the first reading of the play Under Milk Wood, and Liz Reitell was a key figure in producing what would become a landmark event in theater and poetry. Storage of item: Book was not kept on shelves for most of the intervening years, it was stored flat, in a plastic bag and enclosing envelope and it has kept the binding tight and kept it from wear. Take the opportunity to acquire this very nice signed first edition in 2014, year of centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth. Prefer to ship by US or International Priority Mail. Prefer payment by Paypal. Please contact me for more photos or for further information. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Duggalentendre Books]
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        In Country Sleep and other poems

      New York: New Directions,, 1952. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine and upper board in red. With the dust jacket. Photographic portrait tipped-in on title page. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Dark marks to edges of boards. An excellent copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed at the extremities with some areas of minor dampstain at the edges and a few very short splits. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the tipped-in portrait.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York 1952 - A Very Good copy of the book in like dust jacket. The cloth is a bit mottled and foxed and the dust jacket is lightly chipped at the spine ends and corners, but on the whole a presentable copy. White's charming story of Wilbur, the runt of the litter, who becomes famous after his friend Charlotte spins words into her web advertising Wilbur's good qualities, in the hopes of his avoiding the butcher's block. A true children's classic, the kind of heart-warming story that is seen too infrequently. Very Good in Very Good. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Forces All Star Bill: Episode 2

      Np [BBC], London 1952 - 27 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Title page becoming detached at pin, heavily annotated throughout, a little edgeworn and dusty. First edition. SOUND ENGINEER'S STUDIO COPY, HEAVILY ANNOTATED FOR USE DURING RECORDING. In the summer of 1952, Calling All Forces became Forces All Star Bill, '.presenting the best of Britain's showbusiness for our Armed Forces serving overseas'. This was the second episode of the new incarnation, which featured a different compere every week. (This week's was Bernard Braden). The show was transmitted on 11 August 1952, and as well as the ever-present Graham Stark and Fred Yule, featured Lizbeth Webb, Lee Lawrence and Freddy Randall among the guest stars. A very early Galton and Simpson script dating from the first year of their career, heavily marked up for use during the recording of the show itself.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        [Original Manuscript]: Wainer

      (1952). Fifteen-page typescript of a story submitted to the science-fiction magazine Galaxy, with a sixteenth page that consists of a story blurb by Shaara: "Certainly, life has a meaning / though sometimes it takes a lifetime to learn what it is." The first page bears Shaara's Highland Park, New Jersey address, and is dated in pencil, "9/23/52." The text, about 4300 words, has been edited in an unknown hand. The story appeared in the April 1954 issue, and was by our count his fourth appearance in Galaxy. The pages have been lightly folded in quarters and bear a small puncture in the upper right quadrant, partially affecting about a dozen letters throughout. Other light wear, but overall near fine. Shaara's first book, the boxing drama The Broken Place, was not published until 1968, followed in 1974 by his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Killer Angels. His science-fiction stories were not collected until 1982. We have seen very few examples of manuscript material by him appear on the market. .

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