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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original light blue calico-grain cloth, spine lettered in silver, author's name to front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. A superb copy in the fine jacket. First edition, first printing, with a publicity photo of Hemingway laid in.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Archaeologica Orientalia in Memoriam Ernst Herzfeld

      J.J Augustin, Locust Valley, New York 1952 - 280pp. Buckram boards, debossed decoration to front cover, paper spine label. 36 photographic plates plus frontispiece and one fold-out floor plan. Contents are clean and in very sound condition with the exception of missing rear free endpaper. Herzfeld was a scholar of all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. Articles contributed by René Dussaud, Richard Ettinghausen, Hetty Goldman, Gisela M.A. Richter and others. Published with the support of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton in Ernst Herzfeld's memory. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Old Book Shelf]
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      Jonathan Cape, 1952, Hardcover, First Edition; First PrintingVery Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Hans Tisdall. 1953 Pulitzer Prize winner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 127 pages

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        Does No One But Me At All Ever Feel This Way In the Least [with scarce errata sheet initialed & signed by Frost]

      Spiral Press, New York, 1952, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition, Signed by Author, Illustrated By: Cook, HowardSize: 24mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Limited First Edition Christmas card with drawings by Howard Cook, with the scarce errata sheet initialed and dated by Frost. Side stapled illustrated wraps with end flaps, on front flyleaf is written: "a new poem McGinn brings you Holiday Greetings from Robert Frost at Christmas 1952", no page numbers (four pages), explanatory footnotes on two pages frontispiece and one other drawing in text. The printed errata sheet reads: "This Christmas poem, though not isolationist, is so dangerously near isolationists, it was thought better to send it out for Independence Day instead of Christmas." Frost has initialed the note and dated it July 4 '53. Errata sheet has small piece of top left corner torn off, two inch slit in the wraps at fold with front flap, covers lightly wrinkled. Illustrator: Cook, Howard. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 010277.

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        The Natural - SIGNED

      Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By AuthorNear fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the front end paper. The corners are turned in as are the spine ends, and there is a very small blue ink stain on the bottom edge. Top edge a bit dusty. At the top of the front end paper there is a small area of paper restoration, evident by a slight darkening of the restored area. The jacket has also been just slightly restored, and presents as Near Fine, with just a bit of soiling to the rear panel. The restoration includes repair to the rear flap seam, the spine ends, and a few insignificant and tiny tears along the perimeter. None of this is apparent from the outside of the jacket, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt, Bruce and Company,, 1952. Octavo. Original grey boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Top and bottom edge of covers faded. An excellent copy in the somewhat marked and rubbed dust jacket, spotted to panel verso and rear flap. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Art of Juggling

      John McArdle, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good ConditionSize: 13cm x 18,5cm, This is a reprint of the rare 1614 edition, published by John McArdle, New York, 47 pages, plus a seven page excursus. Limited edition. Wine-colored cloth over leather spine, stamped in gold, with publisher's dust wrapper. With publisher's essay on history of the book. 12mo. Inscribed and signed on the ffep, "This is the second book I have published, and the first to have gold stamping. I did the binding and stamping. With love to my beautiful wife. John." McArdle published several classic works on conjuring in limited editions. He was involved in most every step of production, from binding to stamping, and in some cases, printed the books himself, as well. The book is in very good condition, unmarked, clean and tight, Livre

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        The Fantasy Poets Number Eleven : Geoffrey Hill

      Fantasy Press, Oxford 1952 - Paper pamphlet, unpaginated but 6 internal pages bearing 5 poems. Published when Hill was still a student at Oxford University. This copy is from the library of a late Labour peer and former Privy Councillor with his signature on top left corner of front cover. Extremely slightly browned at spine otherwise very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ripping Yarns]
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        Giant - SIGNED

      Doubleday, New York, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed By AuthorNear fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed and dated by the author on the half title page: "Edna Ferber, New York, September 7, 1953". The volume itself is in wonderful condition, without flaws worth mentioning, and appears to be unread. The jacket is outstanding also, with none of the usual browning to the spine, colors fresh and vibrant and with no chips or tears. A very nice copy. REPLACED WITH NUMBER 7196, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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      Harper & Brothers, 1952, Hardcover, First Edition; First PrintingVery Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. True First Edition as stated with I-B Below. A nice collectible copy. Pictures available. A really nice copy of a book that we all loved at one time or another. This book was loved. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 184 pages

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 4to, in French, Paris, April 23, 1952

      - This letter is to Master Boschot, Secretary for Life of the French Institute, Paris. It reads, "My dear Master, I am sorry to respond so late to your kind letter. I underwent treatment at the Val Mont clinic for more than a month, which is where I heard, with great joy, of the honor the Academy of Fine Arts is making me by adopting me as foreign Associated member. It is with deepest gratitude that I am thanking you; I am particularly touched by your kind appreciation." It is signed, "A. Honegger" The year following this letter, 1953, Honegger composed his last work, "A Christmas Cantata. " [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        Decisive Moment

      Simon and Schuster, France 1952 - Large format photography book. Edges of the spine a little worn.Corners are also worn. Binding is good. Some discoloration to the cover due to age. Includes booklet of captions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sheafe Street Books, NHABA]
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        Ahmal and the Night Visitors

      Whittlesey House [McGraw Hill], 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Signed By Gian-Carlo Menotti, Illustrated By: Roger DuvoisinSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Excellent copy. Accompanying the book is a short tls describing the difficulties encountered in getting Mr. Menotti's inscription. Very cool!, Book

      [Bookseller: brooklyn books]
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        Invisible Man

      New York: The Modern Library. (1952). Modern Library edition. Slight wear to the boards, near fine in an about very good dustwrapper with some small chips and repaired along the front flap fold with archival tape. Inscribed by the author to his second wife: "For Fanny Mae, this first one, Ralph." Fanny Mae typed and helped edit the manuscript of Invisible Man. Along with Native Son, one of the two mid-century African-American novels that have entered the Western Canon as acknowledged classics. Winner of the National Book Award, as well as a Burgess 99 title. Blockson 101 #86. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Random House,. [1952]. Octavo,. two-part cloth.. Slight inward spine roll, small, faint tape ghosts at top and bottom. of each free endpaper, except for which, an otherwise fine copy (with. white spine lettering intact and bright) in near fine dust jacket. trimmed 3/8ths of an inch shorter than the book. Overall, a nice. copy. (#110131). First edition. Ellison's first book. Winner of the 1953 National Book Award for fiction. Possibly the best American novel of the twentieth century.

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

      Random House, New York 1952 - " Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life". It is a story of campus life for the hero on a small southern college and then to NYC and Harlem. book is fine.Original jacket is VG 2 large chips at spine top and one large chip at bottom of spine, also a large chip 1/2"x1/2" over the N in invisible and modest wear to extremities, jacket is price clipped. A wonderful and rare collectible. Internally unmarked and now Mylar protected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oshtemo Book Sellers]
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        Men and Angels

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 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 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Mainly Fiction]
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        The Thurber Album

      Sime and Schuster 1952 - Published in New York by Simon and Schuster in 1952. First Printing stated on copyright page. This copy is INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper, "Merry Christmas to (illegible), both Helen and Jim" Book near fine except for light foxing on binding, light sun damage on top edge of covers, and slight wear at ends of spine and corners. DJ very good, some water damage, rubbing on front and spine, small tears at top rear corner, bottom of front, and head of spine, and price-clipped. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Arabian Highlands

      Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, published for the Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C. , 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine, Saudi Arabian coat of arms gilt to the upper board. 32 plates, 6 maps and diagrams, two folding bound in, one large folding map in an end-pocket. Jacket somewhat tanned and chipped, spine with a tide-mark, corresponding faint damp-stain to the cloth, but the contents clean throughout. First edition. Account of Philby's two great journeys into the highlands in the south-west corner of Arabia, made in 1932 and 1937-7. A monumental work, important, and far from common.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rocky Marciano V Harry Matthews 1952

      1952 - Official souvenir program for the Heavyweight fight between Rocky Marciano and Harry "The Kid" Matthews at Yankee Stadium, New York City, July 28 1952. Marciano won with a second round KO. Original illustrated wrappers, nr mint condition. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Letters to Grant Richards

      Printed by Guido Morris for the Peacock Press, [Hurst, Berkshire], 1952. Octavo. Original marbled paper boards, white paper title label to upper board printed in black, edges untrimmed, postscript label pasted to rear pastedown as issued. Minor offsetting from the label at end, a single and very light mark to lower margin of one leaf, tip with just a trace of rub but an excellent copy of a book rather prone to wear. First edition, sole printing. One of just 200 numbered copies issued by the great bookseller George Sims and Corvine specialist under his Peacock Press imprint.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ohne Titel. 2. [Original Ölfarbe / original colored oil paint].

      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-Ölbild auf Büttenpapier, von Victor Popov signiert. Rückseitig ebenfalls Ölbild von Popov. Maße Blatt: 29,4 x 20,9 cm. Sehr guter Zustand. Original colored oil paint on paper, signed by Victor Popov. Backside is a oil paint by Popov too. Measure sheet: 29,4 x 20,9 cm. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Manuscript archive for his final novel, TIME AND TIME AGAIN

      [Long Beach, Ca, ca. 1952-3]. 4to. A substantial archive, consisting of heavily corrected original and carbon typescripts, clean typescripts, and two sets of galleys (one corrected) as below. In grey cloth drop box with black leather label . Hilton's last novel, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, was published in the UK and the US in 1953, the year prior to his premature death while resident in California. The archive includes the following: a) a lot of working typescript drafts on various stocks, very heavily revised and corrected throughout in ink, totaling some five hundred or more leaves, quarto, paginated variously in different sequences, with scores of lettered and numbered inserts, representing preliminary drafts of the work through its conclusion, often featuring multiple variant drafts of certain sections; b) another contiguous typescript, 341 numbered leaves, plus many lettered inserts, more lightly worked over in ink by the author, but occasionally bearing substantial revisions and deletions; c) a relatively clean carbon typescript of the first part only, 158 leaves, bearing only a handful of corrections, bradbound in term-binder, with label, and author's handwritten name and address on title leaf; d) two sets of galleys: one set of long, untrimmed galleys, denoted the author's duplicate set, and a set of roughly trimmed page proofs, with the author's occasional corrections or revisions

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Full of Life

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1952. Octavo. Original light green cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Top corner of front board faintly bumped, very light fading to edges of boards, contents very faintly toned. An excellent copy in the scarce jacket which is lightly chipped and tanned at the spine panel. First edition, first printing, of the author's novel which he adapted as a screenplay for the 1957 eponymous comedy starring Judy Holliday.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Player Piano

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. Paperback. Good. First Edition. Paperback. 295pp. Softcover. 8vo. Pale green stiff paper cover wraps, soiled and mottled. Corners bumped, with some losses at head and tail of spine, light splitting of front hinge. Text from two jacket flaps pasted in to front endpapers, with previous owner's name and penciled prices/notations present (text otherwise clean). One of only 25 to 30 advance review copies were produced of Player Piano, his first book. A good copy of a rare Vonnegut gem.

      [Bookseller: Underground Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons , 1952. 1st illustrated edition; Scribner's code number: A-9.60[Q]. Hardcover. Fine/Good with chipping at bottom edge of cover; three small tears at top of front cover, Two small tears at back cover top. Small fold at bottom. Protective mylar cover.. Illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction won in May 1952. The Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

      [Bookseller: civilizingbooks]
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      Atlantic Little Brown, Boston 1952 - Mowat, Farley. PEOPLE OF THE DEER. Boston: Atlantic Little Brown, 1952. First Edition. Presentation Copy. 8vo., 352pp. A stunning copy of the author's first book. Fine in like sharp, fresh dustwrapper. Publisher's green boards, map endpapers. Inscribed on the half title to the recipients & Signed & Dated in 1987. A stunning premium copy. $1800 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      RANDOM HOUSE, NY 1952 - spine and around edges of book sunfaded, bookplate to inside front cover, browning around page edges DATE PUBLISHED: 1952 EDITION: FIRST PRINTING 198 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      Geoffrey Bles.London.,1952. FIRST EDITION.Illustrated throughout with line drawings by Baynes,many full page.Fine bright,clean copy.Finely bound in recent full burgundy morocco,spine with five raised bands,double ruled box borders and decorative device in compartments,gilt.Lettering in gilt.Original map endpapers bound in at front of book.A lovely copy of this classic of childrens literature.The third book in the series of Narnia adventures.:mfes.chil.illu.bind.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      - Madrid. Sánchez Leal, Bolaños, Nebrija. Aguilar. 1952-59-62. Tres volúmenes. In 8º mayor, 1629pp, 1446pp, 1750pp. Láminas fotograbadas en negro fuera de texto, éste a doble columna. Piel editorial estampada, tipos dorados, cinta punto de lectura, simil papel de arroz, cortes decorados para primer volumen, tintados para el segundo. Notas al texto a pie de página. Contiene índice onomástico y geográfico. Ejemplar en excelente estado de conservación. CCPB000604469-7.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros

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        An Address Delivered . . . At The Seventeenth Annual Meeting of Delta Council.

      Cleveland, Miss. Delta State Teachers College Campus 1952 - First edition. The text of a speech by Faulkner, printed with his permission. According to Petersen, Faulkner agreed to speak to the Delta Council, which was composed of 3000 farmers and businessmen from an eighteen-county area, because he needed the $400 speaker's fee to buy a jeep. In the speech, he criticizes federal welfare programs and calls for a return to personal responsibility in the manner of "the old tough durable fathers," much as Emerson had done in the nineteenth century. Bound in the original green wrappers. A few small water spots to the front cover, else a fine copy of a rare Faulkner item. (Massey 832; Petersen A33). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        EAST OF EDEN (Inscribed First Edition)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First edition. Very Good +/Very Good +. A rare association copy of the first trade edition. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Pat Broun with great pleasure John Steinbeck New York 1952." Pat (Patricia) Broun worked for the New Yorker magazine during the 50s. She was the stepdaughter of Heywood Broun, Algonquin Round Table member and famed left-wing journalist. Heywood Broun's support for the underprivileged classes in New York would have resonated with Steinbeck's own political views. & & A Very Good+ copy of the book with bumps to the front boards and a scrape along the page block, minor wear at the extremities and the spine toned. In a Very Good+ jacket also with wear at the extremities and minor, overall age toning. The book that Steinbeck felt was his masterpiece, stating "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this." The basis for the 1955 Elia Kazan film starring Julie Harris, James Dean and Raymond Massey. Very Good + in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Borrowers

      London: Dent,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial onlay of the frontispiece set within a keyhole blocked in gilt, decoration to turn-ins, cream endpapers with the originals bound in at front, gilt edges. Illustrated by Diana Stanley. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. Winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal, on the 70th anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007, The Borrowers was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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