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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.

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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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        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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        East of Eden

      New York: Viking Press, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Collectible quality First Edition in lovely unclipped dust jacket. All first edition points correct on book and jacket. 'First Published by the Viking Press in September 1952' and 'Printed in U.S.A. by H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Co' on copyright page; 'bite' for 'bight' on page 281, line 38. Clean light green cloth boards with red title box on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking or leaning. Endpapers have no names, writing or bookplates; some edge browning to endpapers from publisher's glue. Pages and text block edges are clean. 602 pages. Dust jacket is bright, unclipped (4.50 on front inside flap), with photo of Steinbeck smoking a cigarette on rear panel. Slightest hint of very light soiling (a few very faint spots); no chips or tears, a tiny spot of wear at top left spine corner, faint tape marks at edges of rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: Old Scrolls Book Shop]
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        Ancient Chinese Bronzes of the Shang and Chou Dynasties, An Illustrated Catalogue of the van Heusden Collection

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

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1952]. Octavo,. cloth.. Mild bruises to lower corner tips, small owner's inked name at top. edge of front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in bright, near fine. first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with. touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, two short closed. tears along upper spine folds professionally mended by a paper. conservationist, and a faint horizontal crease at top edge of rear. panel. A nice copy of one of the more elusive Heinlein books written. for young adults published during the 1950s. (#113342). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      North Tonawanda, New York: SSR Publications,. 1952-1955. Large octavo, seven volumes,. mimeographed from typewritten copy, printed wrappers, stapled.. A legendary -- and very fragile -- production, with covers and text. paper on very poor pulp-like paper stock. As is usually the case, the. text paper is darkened and covers are tanned, but this is a. remarkable, nearly fine set. Individual issues are hard to come by,. complete sets are rare, especially in this condition. (#108496). First edition. Limited to 75 numbered sets, this being copy number 24. All published. Joshi I-A-28-a, III-B-35, and II-C-27.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Bacchus, pièce en trois actes

      Paris, Gallimard 1952 - Livre épuisé 18,8 x 12 cm, broché, 218 pp. Condition : Edition originale . L'un des 30 ex. num. du tirage de tête imprimés sur Hollande (le nôtre l'un des 5 hors commerce). Parfait état. En grande partie non coupé. 200g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., 1952.. 180:240 mm. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren.. Brustbild Cocteaus beim Signieren eines Blattes. Mit eh. Zusatz &quote;Herzlich&quote;. Photographie: F. Timpe, München.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Rancho Notorious (Original poster)

      RKO Radio Pictures, Los Angeles, CA 1952 - American one sheet film poster for the 1952 singing Western, "Rancho Notorious," directed by Fritz Lang, written for the screen by Silvia Richards and Daniel Taradash, and starring Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, and Mel Ferrer. Probably Fritz Lang's most eccentric film, a wonderful, blazing Technicolor Western, with a narrative that is sung rather than told. Very Good plus or better, with small faint tape shadows at extremities, a single closed tear, and a few small cello tape repairs at the verso. Very bright overall. Stamped at the verso as follows: "RANCHO / NOTORIOUS / 1-SHT." Folded, 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 centimeters). Scarce.Neibaur 684.

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        The old man and the sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Prima edizione (First Edition, First Printing "A"). ril tela, sovrac (cloth, DJ). Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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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. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Spine rolled, tape residue to the boards, stains to the rear boards, tips worn, internally fine. A very good copy in the excellent, bright jacket, that has some nicks to the extremities and a short closed tear to the rear panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Royal Philatelic Collection. Editor - Clarence Windsor

      London: The Dropmore Press (1952). . Folio, (xiv), 85, (13), 76, 48, 64, 64, 75, (1) pp. Portrait plates of Georges V and VI, 12 coloured plates with captioned tissues (plate V bound in upside down) and 64 pages of black and white illustrations showing hundreds of stamps, marbled endpapers. Contemporary wine red crushed morocco, spine slightly sunned, a.e.g., a near fine copy held in the original red cloth slipcase - the latter a little worn. Comprising both a history of the collection and a catalogue, arranged geographically by (the then) British territories on the different continents.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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      New York: Macmillan Company, 1952. First American edition, first printing. Illustrated throughout by Pauline Baynes, including the frontispiece plan of the Dawn Treader. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original blue cloth decorated on the upper and lettered on the spine cover in navy, in the original dustjacket. xiv, 175 pp. A very good copy of the book, the textblock essentially fine, the blue cloth just lightly mellowed, the jacket handsome in spite of some typical edgewear and a few chips and wrinkles. A HANDSOME COPY IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. One of Lewis&#146; immensely popular books in the &#145;Chronicles of Narnia&#146; series. Over the years since publication the Narnia books have joined &#147;Oz&#148;, &#147;Alice&#148; and &#147;Winnie&#148; and &#145;Middle-Earth&#148; as a favorite &#145;holiday&#146; spot for imaginative children.<br> This title chronicles the voyage of the Dawn Treader, the first Narnian ship to be built since the Golden Age, which was commissioned by King Caspian, so that he might sail beyond the Lone Islands and on to the unknown Eastern Ocean to seek the Seven Great Lords. It is the third of the seven Narnia books and features a second return to the Narnia world by Edmund and Lucy Pevensie.<br> There is an interesting manuscript note on the front free-fly noted Boston art and archetecture author Douglass Shand-Tucci commenting on his purchase of this first edition to celebrate events in the publication of his 1995 book "Boston Bohemia" on the life and architecture of Ralph Adams Cram.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Le Fou Poems.

      Columbus: Golden Goose Press, 1952. FIRST EDITION. Paperback. Very fine copy in original wrappers and opalescent tissue dust jacket (two small chips to tissue on rear panel). Lovely, fresh copy of the author&#39;s first book. One of 500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books]
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        Original Manuscript]: Wainer

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Bibliografía de José Toribio Medina

      Sociedad de Bibliófilos chilenos, Santiago de Chile 1952 - 268 pag. La bibliografía más completa que se ha editado del bibliógrafo más destacado de América. La presente edición está ilustrada con un retrato de José Toribio Medina, grabado y firmado por José Moreno (ensayador de la Casa de Moneda de Chile). Tirada de 200 ejemplares. Nº 81 Ejemplar en rama con tapa de cartón y estuche de transporte

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        FULL OF LIFE

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., (1952) - First Edition of the iconic author's elusive fourth book, his 'extravagant domestic comedy'. A very nearly fine copy in the non-price-clipped, elusive, pictorial dust jacket, with minimal wear and some miniscule chips but also very nearly fine. A solid copy of a tough title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        The georgics

      Verona: Officina Bodoni per Limited Editions Club, 1952. Prima ed. di 1500 es. numerati e firmati. Bella ril mezza tela e cartone decorato. Ottimo (Fine). 4to. 20 xilografie originali di cui alcune a piena pagina di Bruno Bramanti. Tradotto nella lingua inglese da J. Dryden Prima edizione di 1500 es. numerati e firmati dall&#39;Artista e da Giovanni Mardersteig

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        bernsteinauge. die bernsteinschule sulz a.n. zeigt optische phänomene: nr. 2 kinderzeichnungen. (Dez. 1952).

      - 1952. 28,5 : 21,8 cm. (16) S. braunes Papier. Mit 8 (6 ganzseit.) Abb. und einem Text von j.w.o. (W.Oberle?): "Kunst ist Befreiung,.". 4 lose Doppelblätter. Fichtner 196. - Margot Fuerst. Der Holzschneider HAP Grieshaber. Erw. Neuaufl. Stuttgart, Hatje 1971, IV 5. - Bernsteindruck. - In ca. 300 Exemplaren erschienen. - Der Rückenfalt und ein früherer schwacher vertikaler Mittelfalt kaum sichtbar. - Sehr schönes Exemplar der seltenen Publikation.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Typed Letters, signed.

      Adelaide, Australia; Westport, CT 1948, 1952 - Two typed letters, (3)ff., (2)ff., signed by Helen Keller, plus (1)ff. autograph note, signed, from Keller's assistant and companion, Polly Thompson., and a typed transcript of that note. As a world-famous speaker, author, and advocate for persons with disabilities, Keller traveled to more than forty different countries in her lifetime. These letters relate to a trip that she and Thompson took to Australia in 1948, as part of an international tour. The first letter, dated July 10, 1948, was written on stationery from the South Australian Hotel in Adelaide, and is addressed to Ewen Waterman, one of Keller's hosts during her stay in the city. Keller expresses gratitude to Waterman for the "unexpected, dazzling" birthday party that he hosted for her, "so full of warm Australian hospitality and delight!" She writes, "Really I felt like Cinderella riding to the King's palace in a coach and six. Not only did you honor my natal day, you graced it with the company of Adelaide's Lord Mayor and the Councillors." In closing, Keller thanks Waterman for his advocacy for the deaf, writing, "I beg of you to keep persevering until the public accepts them as free, normal citizens, and until they themselves feel the Divine Impulse that shall lift them above all affliction and show them even on earth the Peace that passeth understanding." The second letter is addressed to Waterman four years later, on December 14, 1952, from Keller's home in Westport, Connecticut. She recalls a pleasant visit that they had a few months prior, as well as their time together in Australia, and also writes in thanks for a gift of sweaters that he sent for both her and Thompson, saying, "Every time my sweater and I bid defiance to King Frost, I shall feel not only cosy and pretty but also happy in your kind thoughts enfolding me." Thompson's letter, on a sheet of Keller's personal notepaper, also thanks Waterman for his gift, but adds, "We have been deep in the throes of film taking -- the Documentary Film of Helen's life -- it is almost completed so far as the picture taking is concerned." The resulting film, Helen Keller in Her Story, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1955. Transcript of Thompson's letter has a few small marginal holes, paper clip mark to the back of one page of Keller's 1952 letter, else very fine.

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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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fascinating four piece Ben-Gurion archive on the building of settlement houses

      Archive of four Typed Letters Signed in Hebrew, [1] Typed Letter signed "D. Ben-Gurion", 5.5" X 8", to Sa'adya Shoshani reads in full: "Prime Minister, The Kirya (Tel Aviv), 14 in the month of Adar Tashya'v (March 11, 1952), Mr. Sa'adya Shoshani, Chairman of the cooperate management of house owners in Tel Aviv, Dear Shoshani, I am deeply sorry that an answer to your letter was not sent on time. As to the matter - The general board came together to discuss two main problems of economic production (with factories, agriculture, transportation, and real estate) - we did not discuss all the problems. We only invited the bodies in which we discussed (farmers of all kinds, factory owners, contractors, credit managers that are involved). Please do not see the fact that you were not invited as disrespect for the population who build houses in Israel: other circles who are not directly involved with the economy production process were not invited, even though they are highly valuable in

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        Typed Letter, signed ("F. LL. W. Frank!") to Lewis Mumford

      n.p. [Spring Green, Wisconsin], february 20, 1952. 8vo. 2 pp. typed on oblong Taliesen stationery, with some ink corrections. Prior fold, paperclip stain, else fine in custom red cloth folding box . An affectionate, conversational, and at times pointed, letter to Wright's friend and champion, architectural critic Lewis Mumford. Wright playfully addresses Mumford as "Llewis" and begins the letter with high praise: "I can't tell you how good it was to be with you again in spirit as well as the bodily presence which is essentially the same vital Llewis. The amazing comprehension, as of the earlier days of our friendship, is still vibrant. You were never so much the critic as the creative writer, champion of cultural causes - Llewis. Little good our journalistic sort of critics do our Causes. Even less harm they do to evil ones than good to noble ones because radio, press, and print crawl with them like flies on a window pane. So goes everything we have - prolix but not prolific. We are getting too enormous for a Democracy. Unless we create for ourselves our own eddy in some swirl of the backwater we are washed out and away with the current into internationalism and the commonplace." The rest of the letter concerns various offers that Wright has received from editors interested in publishing his writing, with the noted irony that he was offered more for his work in the early days of his career, when the magazine industry was more robust - " - I guess the magazines are not far from [dead]? Except for advertising."

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        Album with 287 original photographs. Eine Reise von Professor Dr. Paul Metzner im Jahre 1952

      sizes 11 x 8,5, and 17,5 x 12,5 cm, in halfcloth boards with ties strenghts, leather clothing, 4to oblong with giltlettered title Java. KEYWORDS:java / indonesia

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        Are There Quantum Jumps

      Edinburgh and London: Thomas Nelson and Sons. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST PRINTING IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Schr?dinger&#39;s consideration of quantum jumps and the future of physics. Complete in two parts. "Throughout his life, Schr?dinger sought to discredit Bohr&#39;s concept of quantum jumping. His forceful attacks culminated in the 1952 paper &#39;Are There Quantum Jumps?&#39; In this paper he also presented some objections against Born&#39;s collision treatment and probabilistic interpretation..."Schr?dinger also "repeated his old arguments, enveloped in a good deal of rhetoric. Physical science is at present in danger, he argued, of being severed both from its glorious history and from its cultural milieu. Physicists must concern themselves, not only with ingenious theoretical constructs and their agreement with experimental data, but also with the suitability of their concepts to be absorbed into a general spiritual culture of mankind: &#39;Science is not a soliloquy. It gains value only within its cultural milieu, only by having contact with all those who are now, and who in future will be, engaged in promoting spiritual culture and knowledge.&#39;"Not all concepts, according to Schrödinger, are destined to survive: &#39;A theoretical science... where the initiated continue musing to each other in terms that are, at best, understood by a small group of close fellow travelers, will necessarily be cut off from the rest of cultural mankind, in the long run it is bound to atrophy and ossify&#39;. The &#39;abbreviated language&#39; of quantum jumps, Schrödinger argued, is not a suitable candidate for long-term survival. There were other &#39;ingenious constructs of the human mind that gave an exceedingly accurate description of observed facts and have yet lost all interest except to historian,&#39; for example, the epicycles of planetary motion. The modern analogue of epicycles, Schrödinger prophesied, are the quantum jumps" (Beller, Quantum Dialogue: The Making of a Revolution).IN: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol III, No. 10 (pp. 109-123); Part II, Vol III, No. 11 (pp. 233-242). Edinburgh and London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., August and November, 1952. Octavo, original wrappers. A few marginal (scientific) pencil notations (not in Schrödinger paper). Part I with a little chipping and small ink stain to spine end wrappers and patch of soiling to rear wrapper. Part II fine. An extremely well-preserved copy, rare in original wrappers.

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        The decisive moment

      New York: "Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Verve Editions, Paris". [1952]. "First edition, folio, pp. 29, and 126 photographic illustrations (some double-page) on rectos and versos of 62 plates; dust jacket with 2 or 3 small black ink marks on front panel, and slight wear at edges, else generally a fine copy in original printed pictorial boards by Henri Matisse, repeated design on jacket. & & Laid in, as issued, is the 12-p. pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        A Hole is to Dig, a First Book of Definitions

      New York: Harper and Row, 1952 - Signed by Sendak on the front endpaper with an original drawing in black ink and dated "Feb. '69 / for Bob Wilson" (SENDAK, MAURICE) Later printing. 6.5 x 5.5. [48] pp. 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. Hanrahan A4 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

      GARDEN CITY BOOKS, GARDEN CITY, NY 1952 - cream color cloth hardcover wear and staining to front cover with some staining, previous owner gift inscription to front end page; visible stain to front cover liquid damage. Over 700 delicious recipes from martinis to mulls. Basic cocktails, plus pointers on glassware, gadgets. DATE PUBLISHED: 1952 EDITION: SECOND ED 372 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Player Piano

      New York, Charles Scribner&#39;s , 1952. Octavo. Finely bound in dyed natural goatskin in black and orange with a cityscape in black against an orange sky with the cog of a wheel blocked in foil symbolising the mechanised world, titles to spine in black, endpapers and edges in black. A fine and unique binding. First edition, first printing of Vonnegut&#39;s dystopian novel.

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        Comparison and evaluation of digital computer memory systems. Original typescript.

      1952 - Eckert, John Presper (1919-95). Comparison and evaluation of digital computer memory systems. Typescript document. [1], 8 [42]ff. 280 x 217 mm. N.p., n.d. [March 12, 1952]. Original spiral-bound boards, a little rubbed, title and author&#146;s name hand-lettered on front cover. Manuscript note in Eckert&#146;s hand laid in, reading "Original copy &#150; (3 carbons). Speech by J. P. Eckert as presented on 12 Mar 52."Eckert, together with his partner John Mauchly, invented and constructed the first general-purpose digital computer (the ENIAC) during World War II. After the war he and Mauchly founded the first commercial computer company in the United States (the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation) and designed the UNIVAC, the first commercially sold electronic computer in the United States. The present typed speech, formerly part of an archive of papers collected by Eckert over his lifetime, is probably the first to document Eckert&#146;s focus on computer memory&#151;his primary research interest. The speech includes a historical survey of early digital computer memory systems, including that developed by computer pioneer John Atanasoff for his special-purpose ABC computer, which Eckert described as "probably the first example of what might generally be termed regenerative memory" [f. 7]). Eckert also discussed several types of then-current memory systems such as delay-line, electrostatic, magnetic drum, ferro-magnetic core, and ferro-electric cell. Eckert later adapted some of this speech into his 1953 paper, "A survey of digital computer memory systems."The existence of Atanasoff&#146;s ABC computer&#151;developed in Iowa before World War II, but never properly operational&#151;would eventually become one of the crucial pieces of evidence invalidating Eckert and Mauchly&#146;s ENIAC patent. In this relatively early paper Eckert acknowledged his familiarity with Atanasoff&#146;s efforts; later, when embroiled in the ENIAC patent disputes, he would deny that Atanasoff&#146;s work had any influence on his own. Origins of Cyberspace 1183. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        East of Eden

      New York: Viking Press, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Collectible quality First Edition in lovely unclipped dust jacket. All first edition points correct on book and jacket. &#39;First Published by the Viking Press in September 1952&#39; and &#39;Printed in U.S.A. by H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Co&#39; on copyright page; &#39;bite&#39; for &#39;bight&#39; on page 281, line 38. Clean light green cloth boards with red title box on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking or leaning. Endpapers have no names, writing or bookplates; some edge browning to endpapers from publisher&#39;s glue. Pages and text block edges are clean. 602 pages. Dust jacket is bright, unclipped (4.50 on front inside flap), with photo of Steinbeck smoking a cigarette on rear panel. Slightest hint of very light soiling (a few very faint spots); no chips or tears, a tiny spot of wear at top left spine corner, faint tape marks at edges of rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: Old Scrolls Book Shop]
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        Memoirs of a Vagrant Soul: Or, The Pitted Face, On a rainy October afternoon in year 1916, while passing with a friend thru Syrian Quarter in lower Manhattan, a terrific downpour drove us for shelter intoa small coffee house inside

      Philosophical Library NY, 1952 HBDJ, 1952, 1ST EDITION, VG+/VG, DJ light rub wear & tiny chips extremities, DJ Protected clear Mylar, BROWN CLOTH titled in black on spoine cvr & light top edge chips , a terrific downpour drove us for shelter intoa small coffee house inside of which we had never been before, we ordered coffee sat down hoping the ran would abate to a drizzle. Presently the proprietor brought us on a Tray 2 cups of Turkish coffee, we were both srck by the way he walked as 1 walking barefooted on chips of glass. He said don?t you know Pitted Face ?. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Big-Game Rifle Illustrated

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1952 - Signed 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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