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        Plakat - Andreff & Partner Ino. Lithographie.

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

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        En attendant Godot: piece en deux Actes

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

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        Pigs Have Wings

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Three-part nursery frieze

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

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        Les Plantiers *

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

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        The Sensory Order An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology

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

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        Arabian Highlands

      Ithaca, N.Y.: Published by the Cornell University Press for the Middle Eastern Institute, 1952. First edition (not published in England). Without errata slip. Illustrated with 64 half-tones, 3 maps (including large folding map of Qizan in pocket at back), and 2 diagrams. xvi, 771 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Front inner hinge tender, very good in very good dust jacket (old cello tape staining at head of spine panel, small losses). This book chronicles Philby's two trips to the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia in 1932 and in 1936-1937 which were at the time almost unknown and uncharted. A very scarce book indeed.

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        SCIENTOLOGY: 8-80 The Discovery and Increase of Life Energy in the Genus Homo Sapiens

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

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
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        I, Robot

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

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Braunes Ross. Cheval brun.

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

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        Excellent Women

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Invisible Man

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, The Pelican, Langhorne, Carmarthen, 16 December, 1952

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

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        In Country Sleep

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

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

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

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        The Handmade Papers of Japan: a Biographical Sketch of Its Author and An Account of the Genesis and Production of the Book.

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

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        Smoky Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Death Among The Writers

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1952 - First edition first printing of this bibliomystery. Featuring character Inspector Bootle. A hint of spine fading and light foxing to the to edge of the book. No dust jacket. In near fine condition. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Scene of the Crime]
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        Advance press transcript, inscribed ("Harry Truman / Best of luck to the twins! / Feb. 3, 1954"), of Truman's State of Union Address delivered January 9, 1952

      n.p. [Washington, DC], 1952. 9 pp. legal folio, stapled. Folio. Fine. Truman's 1952 State of the Union Address, Signed by Him Truman's penultimate State of the Union Address, delivered at the height of the Korean War and discussing steps that the free world was taking to halt Soviet and Chinese Communist aggression. The hot war in Korea and cold war in Europe had come to dominate Truman's presidency, and also dominate this speech. Doubts about his ability to handle these crises was lowering the President's popularity daily, and several months after delivering it he announced he would not to run in 1952. This is a mimeographed advance transcript, issued for the use of the press prior to the event. As a confidential distribution it would have been produced in a very small number. Most were probably discarded after use. An unknown reporter, obviously one friendly with Truman, had the foresight to ask the President to inscribe his and retained it.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A Hole is to Dig, a First Book of Definitions

      New York: Harper and Row, 1952. Later printing. [48] pp. 1 vols. 6.5 x 5.5. Paper dust-jacket over cloth-covered illustrated boards. Upper corner of front inner flap clipped, with price of $2.57 net on lower corner and "Harper Crest" foil sticker to front cover, otherwise fine. Maurice Sendak. Maurice Sendak. Later printing. [48] pp. 1 vols. 6.5 x 5.5. Signed by Sendak on the front endpaper with an original drawing in black ink and dated "Feb. '69 / for Bob Wilson".

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. [ii], 140 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pale blue cloth, spine lettered in silver, fine copy. In a fine, unclipped dust-jacket. Housed in a custom blue half morocco clamshell box. First edition. [ii], 140 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A beautiful, resplendent copy of what most people consider to be Hemingway's last great work; and certainly one of his most popular.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Zeitschrift für Ostforschung. Länder und Völker im östlichen Mitteleuropa (20 KOMPLETTE Jahrgänge) - Jg. 1 (1952) - Jg. 20 (1971) mit Register für die Bände 1 - 10!

      Elwert Verlag 1952 - 1971.. pro Jahrgang/ Band ca. 600 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Die Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (ZfO) ist eine referierte Fachzeitschrift zur Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas. Sie wird im Auftrag des Herder-Instituts für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung in Marburg von derzeit zwölf Historiker/inne/n aus Deutschland und den USA herausgegeben und erscheint vierteljährlich im institutseigenen Verlag. Die Beiträge in der ZfO beschäftigen sich mit dem Gebiet der heutigen Staaten Polen, Tschechien, Slowakei, Belarus, Ukraine, Litauen, Lettland und Estland sowie der russischen Enklave Kaliningrad. Neben wissenschaftlichen Aufsätzen und Miszellen enthält die ZfO auch Rezensionen und Forschungsberichte. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 20 Bände/ Jahrgänge!!! Bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten!!

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        THE CURRENTS OF SPACE

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1952. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in bright, fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing. to extremities. An excellent copy. (#129315). First edition. "... an effective standalone blend of mystery and adventure on a world where unspecified disaster has been foretold by a highly specialist expert now lost to amnesia." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online). "Minor early Asimov set against the interstellar background of the Trantorian Empire (about to become the galactic empire of the 'Foundation' series). A complex adventure with an anti-racist theme." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 83.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Ivory Grin

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York,, 1952. Octavo. Original patterned orange boards, titles to spine in black on a white ground, top edge stained green. With the dust jacket. Light spotting to the endpapers but a superb copy in the nicked dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1952 - A handsome copy of the third book in Lewis' famed Narnia series. Book just about Fine with the spine ends gently pushed, otherwise clean and untouched. In a solid Very Good + dust jacket with a few short tears at the spine ends and the spine gently faded, but much better than typically encountered. Publisher clipped at the top of the front flap and showing the correct price of $2.75 on the lower edge.The third novel in C.S. Lewis' timeless Chronicles of Narnia series. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was published in 1952. Edmund and Lucy Pevensie return to Narnia, and along with King Caspian X, partake on a trip to the eastern end of the world on the Dawn Treader. It would be adapted into a film as well, in 2010. "As in any other of Lewis' books, one finds a strong poetic awareness of the loveliness and mystery of the universe which cannot be wholly grasped by common sense. " (Contemporary New York Times Review). about Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Men at Arms (Signed and Inscribed First)

      Little, Brown 1952 - First American edition, first impression, signed and inscribed by the author to the ffep: "For J. L. Naimaster, with thanks for his help to the author, Evelyn Waugh, Oct. 1952". A super association copy, housed in a custom-made red clamshell box, which includes the original correspondence between the author and the recipient. Naimaster was a source drawn upon by Waugh as a background for the military know-how and procedures featured in the novel. The correspondence relating to the presentation (original typewriter carbons on Naimaster’s part), was prompted by an advertisement placed by Waugh in The Times in October 1952, looking for a young former PoW to interview for background for what would be Officers and Gentlemen: “Mr. Evelyn Waugh seeks detailed information p.o.w. routine from then junior officer taken prisoner unwounded France, 1940; hospitality, expenses, and £50 offered to applicant willing to spend two days in near future under interrogation. – Piers Court, near Dursley, Glos.” A clipping of the original advert is attached to Naimaster’s response to it, suggesting a likely candidate and mentioning that Waugh had materials belonging to him and passed to Waugh by a Major Wallis. Waugh replies, returning the materials, and enclosing the inscribed copy and a handwritten card: “These were lent me by Major Wallis who I understand is no longer at Winchester. I return them with the deepest gratitude for the help they gave me." Naimaster then writes to thank him. The response to the advert had been overwhelming, leading Waugh to prepare a printed reply card, a sample of which is also included. The book itself is Near Fine+: tight and square and very crisp and clean in sharp red boards; gently pushed to the spine tips with a minor bump and tiny scratch to the upper board; bright gilt; Naimaster's bookplate to the front pastedown. The very bright, unclipped dustwrapper is likewise near Fine with rubbing and light wear to the extremities. A very special copy. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions]
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        A Study of the Federal Reserve / Mullins on the Federal Reserve (Later Reprinted as The Secrets of the Federal Reserve)

      Kasper and Horton, New York, 1952, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 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.

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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF EARTHA KITT

      New York. 19 October 1952.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.5 x 17 cm (9 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches). Matted. Fine. A beautiful vintage portrait of the 25 year old singer, dating from the year of her Broadway appearance in NEW FACES. This print bears Van Vechten's ink studio stamp on the verso. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. There are prints of three other negatives from the same session in the Library of Congress Van Vechten photo archive, and two other prints from the session were exhibited in EXTRAVAGANT CROWD CARL VAN VECHTEN'S PORTRAITS OF WOMEN (Yale, Beinecke Library, 2003). KELLNER G701.

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        5 autograph letters signed and 2 typed letters signed (one of which with autogr. corrections).

      N. p., 1945 to 1952, and undated. - A total of 16 autograph pp. in 8vo and 4to, 19 typed pp. in 4to. With drafts of 15 letters from Bischoff to Rouault (1943-1952) and some additional material. Comprehensive letters on various topics, including his physical and moral condition, prayers and thoughts, and comments on paintings ( " cet affreux métier [.] cette vie en enfer" ), painters (among others, Corot , Cézanne , Renoir, and Degas), the trial that made him the heirs of Ambroise Vollard (the " les démélés avec ces affreux bougres . m'ont dégouté de la peinture", November 1945): " Je vois que vs ne vs rendez pas bien compte de ma situation présente isolé impossible de plus en plus tout à fait - impossible [.] Aussi je suis tirbouchonné de bonne manière"; " Alleluia priez plus pour cet art bien aimé et redoutable [.] la meilleure grâce qui me fut faite ce sera d'avoir parfois prié en peignant avec quelque bonheur [.] Mon Dieu ayez pitié du pauvre émigré [.] 1871 - 1914 - 1937 [.] cela gens de peu de foi suffit il pas [.] ne parlons pas peinture on en parle trop facilement". - In addition to a letter from March 16, 1950, Rouault attaches a four sided poem entitled "Poêmes d'Ariel Testament spirituel A Bischoff pour lui porter bonheur en ces temps de hargnes picturales". - Included are also some letters etc. by the Rouault family.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        MEN AT ARMS [with:] OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN [with:] UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1952, 1955 & 1961.. Three volumes. Gilt cloth. Slight top-edge bleed to extreme top margin of prelims of first volume incurred in manufacture, otherwise near fine and fine; the first jacket has a sun-struck spine and a few tiny chips and edge tears; the second jacket has some light foxing to the lower panel and a pair of tiny tears at the top edge; and the third jacket is slightly sunned at the spine panel, but is otherwise fine. First editions of the constituent volumes of the Sword of Honour trilogy.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - First edition in green cloth with spine titled in silver and jacket art by George W. Thompson. First printing with "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page. 7600 copies printed. The author's first book. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1952. 295 Pages. A fine copy with a very good clipped protected jacket with a 1/4" tear at top of cover and a sun faded spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SF & F Books]
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        PLAYER PIANO

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - Octavo, boards. First printing with the Scribner's seal and "A" on the copyright page. The author's first book. Runner-up for the 1953 International Fantasy Award. "Incisive satire; a classic modern dystopia." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-392. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-191. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1697-1701. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz, and Klinkowitz AA1. A fine copy in a about very good price clipped dust jacket, color fade to edges and spine panel, some small stain spots to upper right front corner, light shelf wear to corners and spine ends which have been reinforced on the verso with clear tape. (14629) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Todo esta en el fuego.

      Ediciones Nosotros, La Habana 1952 - 25, [1] pp. Sm. 8vo. Illustrated stapled paper wrappers. Paperback. Warmly inscribed in English by the author in the year of publication to "Nita," a close woman friend living in the United States, and whom he asks to write back to him. Number 193 of 200 copies. Cover art by Wifredo Lam, who was a close friend, and a further drawing at the end by Silvianna Goldsmith, an early disciple of Wifredo Lam. Though known as a novelist, especially for his "Memorias del subdesarrollo" (Memories of Underdevelopment), made into an award winning film by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Edmundo Perez Desnoes (b. 1930, Cuba) was initially a poet; "Todo esta en el fuego" (Everything is on Fire) was his first published book. Very scarce, and even more so with such a personal inscription. We could not locate any for sale nor at auction in the last quarter century. OCLC locates only five copies, none signed: Mus. Modern Art, NYPL, Notre Dame, Univ. S. Carolina, and BN Spain. A very good copy, wrappers soiled, spine rubbed with small tear at staple, endpapers mildly foxed, tiny indentation to upper margin of a few leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        WE ALL KILLED GRANDMA.

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1952. - First edition. Fine in dust jacket very lightly rubbed along the front flap fold. Rod Britten has amnesia. His grandmother's been murdered, and he thinks he might have killed her. Even when the cops rule him out as as a possible suspect, Rod still has his doubts. A superior copy of an elusive title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Maybelle The Cable Car

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, , 1952. Oblong quarto. Original green cloth, front cover with design and titles blocked in yellow, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations in text throughout. An excellent copy in the price clipped dust jacket with a few closed short tears to edges which have been mended professionally, gentle creasing to rear panel, a vert attractive copy. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Burton is best known for her books, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and her Caldecott Medal winning title The Little House.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CERBERUS. Poems

      Contact Press, Toronto 1952 - The First book of the press. First edition. 8vo, pp. 98. iIlustrated stiff brown wrappers. About 650 copies printed. Perhaps the single most important publishing venture in the annals of modern Canadian poetics, this breakthrough collaboration launched Contact Press in Canada & the Press's subsequent explosive period of poetry publishing, the most significant in the history of the nation. A seldom seen fine, fresh copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Cerberus

      The Contact Press, Toronto 1952 - Brown printed wrappers are slightly edgeworn, as they are larger than the guts of the book. Staple binding is exposed under the front and rear endpages, but is not unsightly. A rather nice copy of the first book from this important Canadian poetry press run by the three individuals who appear in this volume. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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