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        Ohne Titel. Napoleon 3. [Original Farb-Wachskreidezeichnung / original colored wax crayon drawing].

      0 - Victor Popov geboren 1952 in Kasachstan, studierte Kunst in Lemberg. Er ist seit 1980 freier Künstler. Victor Popov lebt und arbeitet in Düsseldorf. Farbige Original-Zeichnung auf Karton, von Victor Popov signiert. Popov trennte den Karton aus einem Bericht, daher links mit Resten der Buchbindung. Maße Blatt: 29,0 x 20,0 cm. Sehr guter Zustand. Original colored drawing on cardboard, signed by Victor Popov. cardboard was pulled out from a report by Popov, so the left border area has traces of these process. Measure sheet: 29,0 x 20,0 cm. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [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.

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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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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      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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        LA FIGURE DANS L'OEUVRE DE LEGER

      (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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        FIVE LITLE MONKEYS

      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.

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        THE KILLER INSIDE ME

      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.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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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        En attendant Godot - pièce en deux actes.

      Les Éditions de Minuit, Paris. 1952 - First trade edition. Octavo. 163 pages. Wrappers. Review copy with the publisher's clover-shaped punch at the top of the rear cover and going through the top margins of pp.137 onwards. Pages unopened.Spine a bit darkened and edges just a little creased. Cheap quality paper tanned although not as severely as in many copies. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Hoods

      New York: Crown Publishers. (1952). First. First edition. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper with rubbing and tiny tears, mostly at the spine ends, and a bit of foxing on the rear panel. Fictionalized autobiography of a Jewish gangster and his friend and partner that was the basis for the controversial Sergio Leone film, Once Upon a Time in America, with a great cast featuring James Wood, Robert DeNiro, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams, Tuesday Weld, Burt Young, Joe Pesci, and Danny Aiello. A lovely and exceptionally scarce title. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les étoiles dans l'encrier Poèmes

      Paris, Gallimard, nrf 1952 - Livre épuisé 18,5 x 12,5 cm, broché, 218 pp. Condition : Edition originale. L'un des 14 ex. num. du tirage de tête imprimés sur vélin de Hollande Van Gelder. Parfait état. 340g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Forces All Star Bill: Episode 6

      Np [BBC], London 1952 - 24 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Annotated throughout, a little edgeworn and dusty. First edition. MUSICAL DIRECTOR STANLEY BLACK'S STUDIO COPY FOR USE DURING RECORDING, WITH HIS ANNOTATIONS, AND NAME TO TITLE PAGE. The sixth episode of this reincarnation of Calling All Forces, which featured a different compere every week. (This week's was Harry Secombe). The show was transmitted on 7 September 1952, and as well as the ever-present Graham Stark and Fred Yule, featured Tessie O-Shea, The Beverley Sisters, Eddie Calvert and Jimmy Young among the guest stars. Milligan and Stephens wrote 33 episodes of The Goon Show in 1952, yet still found time to write this show, in which Secombe lectures the audience on the subject of 'Rare Musical Instruments of the Pre-Neolithic or Post-Early-For-Christmas Period, with particular reference to the Armenian blurtpipe'.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Wise Blood

      Harcourt Brace &Company, New York, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st EditionNear fine in a very good or better dust jacket. Front end paper with a small area of erasure evidence, spine ends worn. Jacket with professional restoration to spine ends and flap folds, not apparent from the outside of the jacket. With the restoration the jacket presents as near fine, with just a bit of soiling and discoloration, primarily to the flap folds. From the library of noted collector Larry Owens, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        EPIFANIA POEMAS

      Josep Janés, Editor. Imprenta Joan Sallent Sucr, Sabadell. - Barcelona. 1952. Cartoné estampat. 30X23. 170Pág+10h. Conté Estuig. Tirada de 25 exemplars (Nº XXVIII) amb set col.lotípies de A. Vila Arrufat (Ricard Fonta) i un poema autògraf, signat i dedicat per l'autor. Bonica Obra. Ref 2.8 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Jeune garçon devant Fez.

      Casablanca, Photo Bernard Rouget, 1952. Silverprint, 30 x 40 cm, Photograph no M 9286. Photo Bernard Rouget (1914-1988). 7, Ru Rouget-delLisle 7, casablanca. KEYWORDS:maroc/fez.

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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')

      New York Kasper and Horton 1952. 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. Signed First Edition Soft Cover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Good

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        A Time to be Born

      Scribners, New York 1952 - The first edition ( Scribners A to copyright page ) published by Scribners in 1952. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with white letterbox to spine and front board. This copy has been inscribed ' To Mother, With Love, Dawn. ' Quite obviously not inscribed to Powell's biological mother - who died when she was in her infancy - or to her stepmother - whom Powell despised so profoundly that she left home. This book came to us ( originating on the west coast ) as one of four books inscribed by Powell, all with love, and presumably form the same owner. Recipient clearly a long time and very close friend of Powell's. A very good copy of the book with a touch of rubbing to the lower edges and two short impressions to the top of the front board. ( one of which has a streak of whitening. ) Dust jacket very good with some wear to the edges and tips. Small chip to base of rear panel and a larger triangular chip to top edge of rear panel. While none of Powell's books can be described as easy to find signed, A Time To Be Born would appear to be one of her more difficult titles to acquire signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        From Major Jordan's Diaries *Signed and Inscribed By Author to Radio Personality Mary Margaret McBride*

      New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1952. 284 pages. Index. Photo illustrated endpapers. Black and white photographic plates. "This startling story, never revealed in its entiretly before, is told with full documentation by Major Jordan, who served as liaison officer with the Russians at Great Falls, Montana - the staging base for Russian Lend-Lease supplies... Documents the two known shipments of uranium; explains how engraving plates from the U.S. Treasury were made available to Russia with the help of Harry Dexter White... This book could well be titled 'How We Helped Russia and How the Russians Helped Themselves'." - from dust jacket. Unmarked book bears moderate wear and sound binding. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Quality copy of this important record. Signed First Edition Good Hard Cover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Good

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        The Grass Harp: A Play

      New York: Random House. (1952). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with very slight rubbing and a tiny (1/8") tear on the rear panel. A beautiful, crisp copy. .

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

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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.

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        CITY

      [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.

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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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        PLAYER PIANO

      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. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: THE HERMITAGE BOOKSHOP ABAA Member]
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