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      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company,. [1952]. Octavo,. cloth.. Light age-darkening to endpapers along gutter margins, some light. spotting to cut edges, else a fine copy in near fine first printing. dust jacket (lists 10 titles on rear panel) with mild rubbing and. some foxing to rear panel. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg.. (#130914). First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 251.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Stated first edition with I-B code on copyright page, 1952, hardcover with beige cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 184pp., illustrated in b&w. Book near fine with handsome boards showing hint of wear to spine ends and corners, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ VG with toning, mild edgewear that includes two small closed tears to top rear panel and mild wear to spine ends and corners, rubbing to panels and spine hinges, in protective mylar wrap.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Bauhaus 1919-1928. (Title on frontboard: Bauhaus Weimar 1919-25, Dessau 1925-28).

      . 2nd printing Boston: Charles T. Branford Company 1952. Richly illustr. in b/w. Typography and cover design by Herbert Bayer. 223 p. Publisher's light-blue cloth with white lettering on frontboard and spine..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Books in My Life

      New York:: New Directions,, 1952. . About Very Good copy with light dampstain to the boards in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to the head & heel of the spine. Inscribed by Miller. Miller has scratched out a word on page 30 and replaced it in the same color ink as his inscription on the flyleaf. The dampstaining to the binding that does not affect the text block at all. In this volume Miller shares with the reader the books and authors who most significantly influenced him as a man and a writer, along with some fine autobiographical chapters and recollections.. .

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY - Men at Arms - Officers and Gentlemen - Unconditional Surrender

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1952-61. ALL FIRST EDITION. 3 vols., 8vo., 7-1/2" x 5-3/4". Finley bound in recent full dark blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers ruled in gilt, top edges gilt, a fine set, housed in a felt lined, blue cloth covered slip case with a black ribbon tie-pull.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY Men at Arms -- Officers and Gentlemen -- Unconditional surrender

      Chapman & Hall. London.,1952-61. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. 8vo. Fine, clean copies finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco, raised bands, gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edges gilt. A fine set.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        THE HOODS

      Crown Publishers, Inc. [1952], New York - Octavo, illustration by Leo Manso, boards. Filmed in 1984 by Sergio Leone as One Upon A Time in America with Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams and others. A near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket, short closed tears to upper front panel (with crease), upper spine panel at front fold, upper rear panel, mild rubbing to corners, spine ends, and a few rub spots to spine panel and front panel. The jacket presents quite well as the colors are bright and rubbing to black background is minimal. A nice copy of a poorly made book. (9126) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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      EAST OF EDENSept.1952; John Steinbeck; First Edition, First Issue; The Viking Press; Dust Jacket; 602 Pages; w5.8"xh8.8"; Very Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Display Book; First Issue with "bite" for "bight" pg. 281, line 38; First Issue Dust Jacket with Author's Photograph on back without reviews!!!Attributes:Comes with the Rare Original Color Pictorial Dust Jacket (price clipped) with Photo on back and facsimile signature, over original lime green cloth cover design with navy blue labeling to front, pretty navy blue/red spine label, and an Epic American Classic from the Famed Author!!!Summary:East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck's young sons, Thom and John (then 6½ and 4½ years old, respectively). Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors.Background: John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 ?" December 20, 1968) was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). As the author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories, Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.Condition:Condition is Very Good/Excellent.  Some wear to edges of jacket, missing tiny bit at bottom of spine, inscription, little browning/slight bump to bottom of front board near spine, small spot at very edge of a few pages, pages/hinges/text block are very good/excellent for over 60 years old!!!

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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper 1952 - A near fine first edition (stated First Edition on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with the original price ($2.50) present on the front flap. Laid in is a holiday card inscribed and signed by White as "Andy White." Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Proceedings of the Electronic Symposium Held April 30, May 1, 2 1952 at University of California Los Angeles

      Los Angeles IRE Professional Group on Electronic Computers, Los Angeles, CA 1952 - First Edition. Variously paginationed. Comb bound (minor damage to comb). Original green printed publishers wraps. Light stamp of Frank M Verzuh on front cover. Comb Bound. Contains the article "The Human Computer's Dreams of the Future" by Ida I. Rhodes where she compares the thrill of real world discoveries in computing to the false thrills of those she sees reading science fiction. "The first electronic computer symposium held on the west coast of the United States." Among those presenting papers were Harry Huskey, Ida Rhodes, and Nathaniel Rochester. Previous owner Professor Frank M. Verzuh worked on the MIT Rapid Arithmetic Machine and attended the Moore School lectures. Origins of Cyberspace 842. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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        Der Hofmeister.

      Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 1952.. OBr. Mit OschU., 8°. 158 SS., 3 nn. SS... Versuche Heft 11. Von Brecht vor dem 28.3.1956 auf dem Vorsatz 3-zeilig gewidmet: "Dr. O. Mertens mit dank bertolt brecht". Dr. Otto Mertens war jahrelang der Arzt von Brecht, der allerdings den Gesundheitszustand Brechts als weniger dramatisch einschätzte, als er tatsächlich war. Am 28.3. wurde er wegen einer deutlichen Verschlechterung von Brechts Zustand zu ihm gerufen, sah aber offenbar immer noch keinen Grund zur Eile und ließ sich über Gebühr Zeit. Diese Vorfall führte zum Bruch mit Brecht. Parker schreibt (Stephen Parker: "Bertolt Brecht: A literary life", 2014): "When he [Mertens] had still not turned up after two hours, Brecht's daughter Barbara went to fetch him...... Merten's relationship with Brecht, his family and close friends clearly broke down. What for Brecht was an emergency,..... was for Mertens seemingly something what could wait." SchU mit Randläsuren, diese mit professionellem Restaurationsband hinterlegt. Ansonsten sehr gut erhalten. Enthält weiter: Studien, Neue Technik der Schauspielkunst, Übungsstücke für Schauspieler, Das Verhör des Lukullus. Von Brecht signierte Bücher sind sehr selten! Rare!

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        The Robe

      First Edition, First Printing (rare). Clean orange cloth boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. 695 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, slight fading to spine, a few light scratches to front panel, slight edge wear to front spine fold--but still a collectible quality, very attractive original dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Clean solid example of book and dustjacket of a book which can be found everywhere in later printings, but is truly rare in first edition. This book was made into a famous and timeless biblical movie (1952) which won two Oscars, and starred Richard Burton, Jeanne Simmons, Michael Rennie, Victor Mature and Richard Boone.

      [Bookseller: Old Scrolls Book Shop]
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        Men and Angels

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1952. The scarcest of all Cadell titles. Red cloth titled in black on spine. Tight and square, only slightest of wear to boards, name in front, light foxing in edges and endpapers and prelims. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback.

      [Bookseller: Mainly Fiction]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1952). First. First edition. Top corner bumped and rubbed, else near fine in the red binding (one of three, with no priority established) in fine dustwrapper. An especially nice copy of the author's first book, perhaps the classic baseball novel, and basis for the sugar-coated but nevertheless effective Barry Levinson film featuring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, and Kim Basinger. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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      Gnome Press [1952], [New York] - Octavo, boards. Signed by cover artist Kelly Freas. Winner of 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder 3-163. Touch of age darkening to text block, slight shelf wear to bottom board edge else fine in a fine dust jacket. (2916) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        TYPED LETTER Signed

      1952 - One page typed letter on personal letterhead and signed by Joan Crawford. This letter measures 6.5" X 10" has normal mailing folds and is considered in fine condition. Ms Crawford has signed "Mommie" in blue ink. The letter is written to her adopted daughter Christina and is dated April 29, 1952. Crawford is writing to Christina who is attending boarding school at the prestigious Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, California. The tone in the letter speaks volumes of the relationships between Crawford and Christina and was well documented in the 1978 memoir by Christina Crawford. This letter is an amazing look inside the world of Academy Award winner and actress Joan Crawford and a must have for the true Hollywood collector. Joan Crawford's extraordinary career encompassed over 45 years and some 80 films. After a tough, poor childhood, she was spotted in a chorus line by MGM and signed as an ingenue in 1925. Her portrayal of a good-hearted flapper in her 21st film, "Our Dancing Daughters" (1928), made her a star. Crawford maintained this status throughout the remainder of her career, but not without setbacks. She successfully made the transition to sound films, her Jazz Age image being replaced by young society matrons and sincere, upwardly mobile, sometimes gritty working girls (memorably in "Grand Hotel" 1932) and her mien adopting the carefully sculptured cheekbones, broad shoulders and full mouth audiences remember her for. Her MGM films of the 1930s, though lavish and stylish, were mostly routine and superficial. Despite mature and impressive performances in "The Women" (1939) and "A Woman's Face" (1941), both directed by George Cukor, Crawford continued to be given less-than-challenging roles by the studio. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Legends In History]
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        [Screenplay]: Sudden Fear

      Joseph Kaufman Productions. [1952]. Screenplay. 89pp. Loose white folio sheets with blue printed front wrapper stapled at the top edge. Very good with chips and moderate tears to the front wrap which as pulled through the staples and with bumping to some of the interior page corners. The cutting continuity script for the 1952 thriller based on the novel by Edna Sherry about a rich playwright who marries a man that she soon realizes is trying to murder her. The film starred Joan Crawford and Jack Palance, both of of whom were nominated for an Oscar, and Mike Connors in his first film role. .

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

      Simon and Schuster 1952 - Published in New York by Simon & Schuster in 1952. First Edition indicated by "A100100" on bottom corner of the front paste-down. Written by Dr. Seuss, though not attributed to him. Illustrated by Mel Crawford. Based on United Productions of America's Academy Award-winning motion picture. Book very good. Book comes in a specially-made cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Timmler, Karl. - "Schrammsteine nach dem Gewitter".

      . Zeichnung / Aquarell, auf Fabriano-Bütten, 1952. Von Karl Timmler. 42,3 x 56,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Links unten signiert. Am unteren Blattrand Wasserzeichen der Papiermühle. Verso in Bleistift betitelt. - Oberer Blattrand mit Resten einer ehemaligen Montierung. Verso kleines Inventarisierungsetikett. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Karl Timmler (1906 Liegnitz/Niederschlesien - 1996 Moritzburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker des Realismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Besuchte 1924-30 die Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. Studierte 1931-38 an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Ferdinand Dorsch, Max Feldbauer, Rudolf Schramm-Zittau und Richard Müller. Seit 1946 in Moritzburg wohnhaft malte er bevorzugt Landschaften seiner näheren Umgebung sowie Porträts..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine lettered in metallic silver, author's signature to the front board in blind; in the original unclipped dust jacket, with an illustration of houses along a coast to front panel, portrait photograph of the author by Lee Samuels to the rear panel. Very good, with minor wear to the extremities, light toning to the spine, some offsetting and minor spotting to the endpapers, former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper, otherwise bright and clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, with light wear and rubbing to the spine ends, tape reinforcement to the verso edges, faint toning to the spine, a hint of rubbing to the folds, else fine. Overall, a bright and pleasing copy of the last novel published during the author's lifetime. Hanneman A24. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most popular and widely acclaimed novels and the winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Additionally, The Old Man and the Sea is accredited with being a major contributor to Hemingway's 1954 awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature. The plot tells of elderly protagonist Santiago, a fisherman, and his struggle with a giant Marlin off the coast of Havana, Cuba. Metaphorically, it is the story of Hemingway's own struggle to continue to write and preserve his art in spite of his fame and the cost it has taken on his mental and physical health; like Santiago who had not caught a fish in months, Hemingway had not written a novel since over a decade prior. This award-winning novel was Hemingway's last significant piece of writing before his death in 1961.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Mrs. Mouse Spring-Cleans - Little Brown Mouse Book No. 5

      London Heinemann 1952. 71 pages. Delightful colour illustrations. Small bookseller's sticker inside front board. Award bookplate dated 1952 upon front flyleaf. Contents clean, bright and unmarked. Light wear externally. Lovely copy. First Edition Hardcover 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall; First Edition. VG Wigglesworth, Katherine

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        Appointment of a woman to the American International Institute signed by President Truman and Secretary of State Dean Acheson

      "Typed Document Signed, ""Harry S. Truman"" as President, and ""Dean Acheson"" as Secretary of State, dated January 11, 1952, one page, 10.25"" X 14"", with large raised Seal of the United States. In part, ""...That reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity and Ability of Mrs. Elizabeth Shirley Enochs, Chief, International Technical Missions, Office of the Commissioner for Social Security, Social Security Administration, Federal Security Agency, I do appoint her the United States Alternate Technical Delegate on the Directing Council of the American International Institute for the Protection of Childhood...and do authorize and empower her to execute and fulfill the duties of this commission with all powers and privileges thereunto of right appertaining during the pleasure of the President of the United States...(signed) Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson. Toning shadow from storage beneath another smaller paper and light creasing, else near fine condition with bold, clear signatures of the President and Secretary of State. Elisebeth Shirley Enochs would devote her career to the protection and welfare of children, particularly in Latin America. An endowed chair for Child Welfare at George Mason University in Virginia exists in her name."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Incredible memorial archive involving King George VI whose struggles were highlighted by the Oscar winning movie "The King's Speech", include a rare invitation and ceremonial booklet for the funeral of the King

      "On February 6, 1952, King George VI died at the age of 56. His eldest daughter succeeded him as Queen Elizabeth II. On February 15, 1952, King George VI was buried in St.George???s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Joseph Kingsbury-Smith (1908-1999) was the European General Manager of the International News Service, a part of the Hearst organization, from 1936-1955. He was invited to attend the King???s funeral.(1) Black-bordered printed invitation, 8??? x 13???, blind embossed seal of the Earl Marshal of England at top center, filled out in manuscript. In full, ???Earl Marshal???s Office, St. James???s Palace, S.W. Funeral of His Late Majesty King George VI at the Royal Chapel of Saint George, at Windsor, on Friday, 15th February, 1952. The Earl Marshal has it in Command from The Queen to invite Mr Kingsbury Smith Esq. to be present at the Royal Chapel of Saint George, at Windsor, on the occasion of the Funeral of His Late Majesty King George VI. A reply is requested on the form attached hereto, and in the enclosed envelope, at the earliest possible moment.â? â??Gentlemen â?? Full Dress with Trousers / Ladies â?? Morning Dressâ? have been crossed out. Mailing folds, creases. Fine condition.(2) Printed booklet, â??Ceremonial / to be observed at the Funeral of / His Late Majesty / King George the Sixth / of Blessed Memory / February 15th, 1952,â? 40 pages, 8â? x 13â?. London: Harrison & Sons Printers to His late Majesty The King, 1952. Black-bordered cover, lower right corner missing, minor chips at edges. Numerical ink notation on blank back cover in unknown hand. Fine condition. Large 4â? x 5â? British Royal Seal depicting the lion and the unicorn on cover. The Order of the Ceremonial lists the names of all those taking part in the procession of the Royal Coffin from Westminster Hall, where the late King had lied in state, to St.Georgeâ??s Chapel at Windsor Castle for burial, beginning with the military of all nations, the carriage carrying Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, and the Princess Royal, Princess Mary, only sister of George VI, followed by the Dukes of Kent, Windsor (Edward VIII), Gloucester, and Edinburgh (Prince Philip), and Heads of State, British and Foreign Royalty, and Heads of Foreign Delegations. British and Foreign Royalty rode in carriages. Others in the procession included the Household of His late Majesty, ministers and other foreign representatives, and a second division of foreign military officers."

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        The Big-Game Rifle Illustrated

      New York Alfred A. Knopf 1952. 371 pages plus xi page index. Sixty-two pages of black and white photographic plates. Signed and inscribed by author upon front endpaper. "From the white-tailed deer and the mountain sheep to the lion and the rhinoceros, Jack O'Connor covers every existing species of big game, every available rifle used in its quest. Factory rifles and custom-built rifles, rifles for forest game, for mountain game, for soft-skinned and thick-skinned animals; cartridges in every known category; every kind of big game ammunition, sight, sling, and scabbard - all are lucidly described and clearly illustrated. In addition there are unforgettable anecdotes of action wherever big game is found - and a gallery of illustrations which makes this the definitive book in its field." - from dust jacket. Tight and square. Unmarked. Moderate wear and soiling to cream-coloured coarse cloth-covered boards. Above-average wear to dust jacket which bears multiple yellowed tape repairs and is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. Signed First Edition Fair Hardcover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Good

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        Ohne Titel. Frau mit Blume. [Original Aquarell / original colored watercolor].

      0 - Victor Popov geboren 1952 in Kasachstan, studierte Kunst in Lemberg. Er ist seit 1980 freier Künstler. Victor Popov lebt und arbeitet in Düsseldorf. Farbiges Original-Aquarell auf Büttenpapier, von Victor Popov signiert. Maße Blatt: 26,5 x 18,5 cm. Sehr guter Zustand. Original colored watercolor on paper, signed by Victor Popov. Measure sheet: 26,5 x 18,5 cm. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1952. Gilt Lettered modernTurquoise leather with navy leather title labels to spine with 6 comparments. Gilt Marlin on front panel. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Housed in blue cloth slipcase. Nice rebind of Hemingway's classic fishing tale. Some wavy pages, evidence of earlier moisture but no stain. Collector's copy.. 1st Edition. Leather. VG+. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Christmas at the Rose and Crown - A Little Brown Mouse Book

      U.K. Heinemann 1952. 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. First Edition Very Good Hardcover 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall; First Edition. VG Wigglesworth, Katherine

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Fine/Fine. A lovely copy of this American classic. Book Fine without any rubbing to the spine gilt, binding sharp and likely unread. In a bright, crisp dust jacket that is also Fine, with the correct, blue-tinted rear panel. 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). Fine in Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      (LEGER, FERNAND). Maurois, Andre & Fernand Leger. LA FIGURE DANS L'OEUVRE DE LEGER. Paris: Louis Carré, Editeur, 1952. First Edition 1/1000. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers in Jacket. Artist Monograph. Near Fine./Near Fine.. 44pp, 6 color, 7 duotone and 5 b&w illustrations. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published in conjunction with a 1952 Fernand Leger exhibition at Galerie Louis Carré, this lovely catalogue contains thirteen reproductions plus a cover printed photo-lithographically on Velin D'Arches paper by Mourlot Freres. A most handsome example of this uncommon item from the edition limited to one thousand unnumbered copies showing a bit of typical minor age-toning and offsetting in the publisher's slightly chipped and creased at the extremities printed glassine wrapper. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 023616

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      1952. Fine. FIRST EDITION OF FIRST BOOK KEPES, JULIET. FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Co., 1952. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket of Kepes first book. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      A Lion Book [1952], New York - Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Lion #99. Paperback original. The author's first paperback original, a dark novel of a psychopathic sheriff. Filmed in 1976 with Stacy Keach in the title role. A very good to very good plus copy. Some mild edge rubbing, small crease to upper right corner, stress crease to middle spine/front edge. Cover was re-glued at some point. Cut edges color faded. (11733) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Complete Poems and Plays

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by T.S. Eliot on the title page. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "first edition" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has some light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy authentically SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED T.S. Eliot First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        A Three-Dimensional Model of the Myoglobin Molecule Obtained by X-ray Analysis" in Nature 181, 1958, pp. 662-666 WITH "Structure of Myoglobin: A Three-Dimensional Fourier synthesis at 2 Å Resolution" in Nature 185, 1960, pp. 422-27

      Two volume first edition of a milestone in the history of structural biology, the first protein structure ever discovered. Kendrew's papers present the first solution of the three-dimensional molecular structure of a protein. "Kendrew's discovery was one of the greatest landmarks in the history of molecular biology" (Jeremy Norman History of Science). Along with his colleague Max Perutz, Kendrew received the 1952 Nobel Prize for this work. Two discoveries laid the foundation for Kendrew's work: "first, that the positions of atoms in a crystallized substance could be determined from X-rays passing through, and scattered by, the crystal; second, that the approach could be applied to very simple biological molecules (Garwin, Century of Nature, 88). The goal of Kendrew's team, composed mostly of physicists, was to understand how a biological molecule such as a protein works, beginning with how it is built. The papers they produced (both offered here) are "the outcome of a truly Herculean task. When the project began, there were no automated instruments or digital computers for generating or analyzing the huge amounts of data necessary. Every step had to be carried out by hand… many repeated thousands of times" (ibid, 89). Kendrew selected myoblobin as a protein because it abundant in the tissue in which it operated, is an oxygen-binding protein from muscle, and is very stable. His next step "was to measure the amplitudes of the 'reflections' - the scattered X-ray beams - produced when the crystals were exposed to X-radiation. Following this, he add up the measured reflections, in a process called Fourier summation, to produce an image of the molecules in the crystal lattice. "Photographic film was used to record the reflection amplitudes, thousands of them, and then teams… were trained to estimate their values by comparison with a known scale… The process took years. "The final step was the Fourier summation itself. Kendrew… [carried] out an earlier trial at lower resolution [and did] the summation by hand… For the more than 10,000 reflections that had to be added up at 2 angstrom resolution, hand summation was impossible… Technology came to the rescue: the first high-resolution protein structure ever determined was calculated on the first electronic computer ever built in Britain. "The resulting electron-density map looked impossible to interpret, [but] an ingenious system was devised for building the atomic model of the protein: the map was produced as a set of contoured topographic plots on sections through the crystal lattice; a three-dimensional grid was overlaid onto the map so that atomic coordinates could be measured with respect to three axes, x, y, and z, at right angles to each other; and wire rods were constructed whose height was proportional to the z-coordinate of each feature of density. Brass models were fabricated for each amino acid in the protein, and these were fitted by hand into the 'forest' of wires and secured by clamps" (ibid 90). The structure that resulted was not one anyone was prepared for - "the seeming irregularity of the overall polymer fold and the remarkable fact that the heme iron atom where oxygen bound was buried completely inside the protein" - and yet there were striking patterns, including the polymer chain folded into a series of eight segments (ibid). "After almost one hundred years of speculation, one could now see what a protein looked like in atomic detail" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. (10.25 x 7.5 inches; 256 x 188mm). Ex-libris: bearing only a small circular stamp on the rear of the title page. Handsomely rebound in half calf over the original cloth covered boards. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled. Red and black morocco spine label, gilt-lettered. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good to near fine condition.

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        Invisible Man

      Random House, New York 1952 - Near fine and appears unread in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Some rubbing to the titles on the spine, else the volume is near fine and appears to be unread. Jacket with light rubbing to the extremities, a bit more so at the spine ends. One small chip at the top of the spine. Seam of the front flap has been professionally repaired. Stated first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        I Cingoli Bonmartini [The Bonmartini Tracks]

      1952 - A thick patent application and associated documents relating to a novel, even bizarre, innovation in aviation. 4to. 31 by 24 cm. 404 pp., followed by attachments of approximately 80 pp. Copiously illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings. The invention was for a four wheel track system, or caterpillar track system, that would allow airplanes to be run over rough terrain on the ground. Essentially it was to be the equivalent of a seaplane in terms of alternative landing and take off venues. The utility of such a functionality is clear in flying to remote areas, especially at a time when commercial aviation was much more limited than it is today, and while not spoken of in the document, it would have a military applicability as well. The patent was in fact acted upon by Bonmartini. Bonmartini was a company with roots in the 1920s and was a major innovator in Italian aviation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Study of the Federal Reserve / Mullins on the Federal Reserve *FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO DEDICATEE OF LATER PRINTINGS, GEORGE STIMPSON* (later reprinted as 'The Secrets of the Federal Reserve')

      Kasper and Horton, New York, 1952, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, SignedSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Neatly signed and inscribed by author to George Stimpson upon title page. Signed by Mr. Stimpson inside front cover. Subsequent printings of this work were dedicated to "Two of the finest scholars of the twentieth century, George Stimpson and Ezra Pound, who generously gave of their vast knowledge to a young writer to guide him in a field which he could not have managed alone... The research (for this work) at the Library of Congress was directed and reviewed daily by George Stimpson, founder of the National Press Club in Washington, whom the New York Times on September 28, 1952 called 'A highly regarded reference source in the capital... Government officials, Congressman, and reporters went to him for information on any subject'... This work was the first nationally circulated revelation of the secret meetings of the international bankers at Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1907-1910, at which place the draft of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was written." - from Foreward to 1991 reprint. Average wear and soiling. Binding intact. Contents unmarked. An important piece of Americana.

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        A Study of the Federal Reserve / Mullins on the Federal Reserve (Later Reprinted as The Secrets of the Federal Reserve)

      New York Kasper and Horton 1952. 140 pages. Bibliography. "...The first careful study of the Federal Reserve System... Includes a careful presentation of the origins, purposes, and activities of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The reader will find for the first time the actual mechanism of this powerful organization, which has wielded such a tremendous influence on America in the twentieth-century." - from back cover. Contents unmarked. Incidental half-inch pen mark to front cover. Two ink stamps on back cover, one of which is smudged over publisher's information. Binding intact. Average wear. A rare first edition copy of this momentous work which remains timely over fifty years since its publication. First Edition Soft Cover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Good

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