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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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        3 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Dublin, 1952.. Zusammen (1+3+1½ =) 5½ SS. auf 5 Bll. 4to und gr.-8vo. Mit 3 ms. adr. Kuverts.. An Berthild Gerold, eine enge Freundin von Schrödingers Tochter Ruth March, verehelichte Braunizer. Ruth March-Braunizer stammte aus Schrödingers außerehelicher Beziehung mit Hilde March, der Frau seines Kollegen und Freundes Arthur March und lebte mit der Familie March in deren Haus in Innsbruck, wo Berthild Gerold als Untermieterin logierte: "[...] Es hat mir sehr leid getan aus Innsbruck zu hören, daß es zwischen Hilde und Ihnen, ja sogar zwischen Ruth und Ihnen, Häßlichkeit gegeben hat. Vielleicht ist sie schon überwunden, dann streichen Sie alles folgende. Die Freundschaft zwischen Ihnen und Ruth, die mir, wie Sie wohl wissen, sehr nahe steht, war mir Freude und Trost: Doch ein ruhiger lieber klarer Mensch, mit dem sie vertraut ist. Hoffentlich heilt das. Soll ich Ruth schreiben? Sie hat volles Zutrauen zu mir [...]" (10. X. 1952). - "[...] Mit 'Häßlichkeiten' meinte ich nicht einen häßlichen Wortwechsel - darüber wußte ich nichts als bloß dies, daß ich mir einen so lieben Menschen wie Sie an einem solchen überhaupt nicht beteiligt denken kann. Ich meinte erstens Ruth's 'Ausweisen' - was von ihr häßlich genug ist; zweitens, was Sie ganz nebenher bestätigen, daß Sie Ihr Zimmer nicht heizen 'können', drittens, [...] daß Ihnen keine Bäder zur Verfügung stehen, [...] Es ist nicht die Verweigerung einer Freundlichkeit, sondern eine Rechtsverletzung. Sie sind ja nicht Gast, sondern bewohnen ein Zimmer, das M.s auf jeden Fall abgeben müßten. Man kann nicht verlangen, daß Sie im Winter ohne Heizung bleiben, und Sie haben ein Recht auf Mitbenützung aller 'amenities' des Hauses. Schlimm genug, daß man hier von Recht sprechen muß, aber so ist es doch. Und Sie könnten es leicht erzwingen [...] Natürlich unternehme ich nichts - außer auf Ihren ausdrücklichen Wunsch [...]" (20. X. 1952).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Fables For Our Time

      Harper & Row, New York - Published circa. 1952 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BROOKLYN BOOKS]
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        SPIROU et les héritiers.

      Dupuis 1952 - Album de bandes dessinées en couleurs in-4 ( 310 X 210 mm ) de 64 pages, cartonnage illustré en couleurs, dos toilé rouge pincé. EDITION ORIGINALE BELGE. Usures aux coupes et aux coins, déchirure à une page sans manque, exemplaire qui a tendance à se dérelier. Gardes non fendues, joli dos, intérieur très frais, agréable exemplaire, non restauré. bande-dessinee bandes-dessinees Enfantina [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Ich sah und schnitt in Holz. Mit 40 Original-Holzschnitten (numerierte Ausgabe)

      Herausgegeben in einer Auflage von 300 numerierten Exemplaren (hier vorliegend No. 138). Hardcoverausgabe (24 x 20,5 cm), Originalpappband mit Deckelvignette, sämtliche 40 Holzschnitte in einwandfrei sauberer Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weber GbR]
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        L'église

      New edition. Signed autograph author Francis Planque "... the brave and unfortunate director ..." tiny bites on the first course, a light wetness marginally ahead of the second course Gallimard Paris 1952 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les enfants du bon dieu

      Edition slightly later than the first edition, fanciful reference to the 14th mile. Bound in black half morocco, spine with five nerves, when tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy. Bel autograph dedication signed by the author: "... this book where the story hums in the hope that he will love a verse or two ..." Stamp printed dedicatee as an ex-libris . Nice copy well established. La table ronde Paris 1952 12x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La grand'route

      Edition decorated with 27 original lithographs by André Minaux and printed in 120 numbered copies on Arches Vellum. Back of the shirt with small minor stains, a tear at the bottom of the case, otherwise fine copy free of freckles. Bibliophiles et graveurs d'aujourd'hui Paris 1952 26x33cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Contribution à une théorie de l'architecture

      Original, one of 50 copies hors commerce numbered on pure over Marais, print head Edition. Autograph signed by the author. Very nice and rare copy. André Wahl Paris 1952 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Maigret chez le coroner

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on pure wire only major papers.Nice copy. Presses de la Cité Paris 1952 11,5x17,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le ressassement éternel

      Original edition on the current paper.Binding half black morocco, back with five nerves, date tail, marbled paper plates, contreplats guards and combed paper, blue blankets tucked preserved, gilded head, binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Exceptional autograph signed by the authorWrong title page and last shaded guard.Beautiful and precious copy well established. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1952 12x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Féérie pour une autre fois

      First edition, one of 1050 numbered copies on alfa Navarre.Cardboard Editor connected according to the original model of Paul Bonet.A slight shadow walk the last pages of the volume without reaching the text. Gallimard Paris 1952 11,5x18cm reliure de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Big-Game Rifle Illustrated

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. 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. . Good. 1952. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Vore gamle tropekolonier. Ved G. Olsen, K. Struwe, A. Rasch, G. Nørregaard, J. Bro-Jørgensen, J. Vibaek, Fr. Skrubbeltrang.

      - (Copenhagen), Westermann, 1952-53.2 volumes. Folio. Contemporary half calf, spines ribbed. With many illustrations (several in colours).* Excellent survey on the history of the Danish in the East and West Indies and West Africa. Volume I: The Danish in Tranquebar, India 1616-1845 and on the Goldcoast, West Africa; Volume II: The Danish in the West Indies, St. Thomas, St. Jan, St. Croix, 1702-1917. - A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books]
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        Eigenhändige vierzeilige Widmung mit Unterschrift und Datum auf dem Vortitel der Erstausgabe von "Saint Genet comedien et martyr", (Paris), Gallimard, 1952 (in-8, 578 pp, OKart., unaufgeschnitten, gebräuntes Nachkriegspapier, vereinzelt minimal fleckig).

      . "A Jeannine et a Raymond Queneau avec toute l'amitie de JP Sartre / 8 Juillet 1952".. Der französische Dichter und Schriftsteller Raymond Queneau (1903-1976) stand den Surrealisten nahe und arbeitete für den Verlag Gallimard. "Saint Genet" erschien im Rahmen der "Oeuvres completes de Jean Genet". - Digitalfoto auf Anfrage.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Harry Truman letter as President about the White House Christmas tree observance

      Typed letter signed, "Harry Truman", one page, 6.75" x 8.75". Washington, DC. April 23, 1952. To Sibyl Baker. Very fine condition. Harry Truman writes a letter to Sibyl Baker, Asst. Superintendent of the D.C. Recreation Department regarding the White House Christmas tree observance. The letter reads, "My dear Miss Baker: Now that you have retired as Assistant Superintendent of the D.C. Recreation Department after forty-six years of untiring service to your community, may I be one of the first to offer my congratulations on a job well done. Of all your achievements, however, I believe that your efforts in behalf of the annual community Christmas tree observance on the White house grounds stand out among your various civic accomplishments. May you have many happy future years with the knowledge that you have contributed beyond the scope of your official duties to the success of cultural and recreational activities in the District of Columbia. Very sincerely yours, Harry Truman."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952 First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Garth Williams. Original publisher's light tan cloth, lettered in blue and black, pictorial blue endpapers with a cobweb illustration in white; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with Garth's illustration of Fern holding Wilbur and looking at Charlotte to the front panel, lettered in black, blue, red and green. Near fine, with some light wear and spotting to the otherwise fresh boards, bookseller's plate to the front pastedown, bright and fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear to the extremities, minor nicks to the spine ends, bright spine, a few faint hints of light soiling, else fine. Overall, a bright and fresh copy, free of any repairs or restorations. Charlotte's Web is a classic piece of children's literature that tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and how the farmer's daughter Fern and his spider friend Charlotte endeavor to save Wilbur from slaughter. Just as White's Stuart Little, the story of a mouse in a big city that appealed to urban American children, Charlotte's Web was geared towards rural children who grew up living on a farm. The text is illustrated with forty-seven black and white drawings by Garth Williams, who also illustrated Stuart Little. In both, the artist's crosshatching illustrations portrayed a jovial subject matter beloved by children with a level of detail that simultaneously garnered adult admirers. White drew his inspiration for Charlotte's Web from his own experience tending to a sick pig, which he outlined in a 1947 essay for the Atlantic Monthly.. Illus. by Garth Williams. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Soft Voice of the Serpent

      NY: Simon & Schuster. (1952). The first American edition of the South African Nobel Prize winner's first book to be published outside of her native country. A collection of stories. Signed by the author. Small, neat owner name on flyleaf, faint edge-sunning; near fine in a near fine, spine-tanned dust jacket with some internal tape strengthening. An attractive copy of an important first book, and uncommon signed. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Entre Tu Amor Y el Cielo Vintage Poster

      Mexico City, 1952. Offset lithograph, image measuring 28 x 42, linen-backed, with the linen extending beyond the image for two inches in each dimension. Very good; a few small tears around the edges, some very minor touch-up work, but skillfully done and unobtrusive. A typically arresting image from Renau, a.k.a. Josep Renau Berenguer (1907-1982), one of several great poster artists working in exile in Mexico in the 40's and 50's. Professionally mounted on conservation grade linen.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's Seal and "A" are present. Green cloth boards with silver lettering. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and pages, tight spine. Soft shelf wear, age toning at the endpaper with a name in pen. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, jacket price clipped, shelf wear. Chipping, spots, rubbing. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Alto es el Sur

      Tall. Gráf. Moreno, La Plata [Buenos Aires] 1952 - Miguel Angel ASTURIAS: Alto es el Sur. La Plata [Prov. de Buenos Aires], [Tall. Gráf. Moreno], 1952. S/p. Con un retrato del autor en frontis. Uno de los únicos 350 ejemplares numerados tirados en edición fuera de comercio. Rústica. Primera edición. Excelente estado. Muy raro. (22,8 x 27,8 cm). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria del Signo]
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        THE GRASS HARP. A PLAY.

      Random House (1952)., New York - Uncommon First edition. One of 500 copies printed. 8vo, illustrated with scenes from the 1952 production, original boards, dustwrapper. Near fine in very good or better dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        EN ATTENDANT GODOT (Waiting for Godot)

      Paris: Les Editions de Minuit. 1952. First trade edition, first printing (preceded by the large paper edition of 35 copies). Publisher?'s white printed card covers. A superb fine copy, the wrappers without darkening or tears, just light vertical creasing of the spine. The contents are clean and without inscriptions or stamps. A lovely example.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        East of Eden

      New York: Viking Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Hardcover, 602 pp. in original DJ. Bright green cloth, title stamped in dark green on brown ground. Fine/Very Good DJ. Covers bright with no fading. Corners crisp and sharp. Minimal pushing to tail of spine. Top corner of p. 301 tiny chip. DJ unclipped and slightly darkened on spine, small tear at top of spine. East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The book explores themes of depravity, beneficence, love, and the struggle for acceptance, greatness, and the capacity for self-destruction and especially of guilt and freedom.

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        LA NOVELLA FRONDA MANUALE STORICO DELLA LETTERATURA E DELL'ARTE ITALIANA - VOL.3 - IL '700, L' 800

      PIAZZI GIOVANNI 1952 - brossura Bross.ed. in-16 - pp. 573 - numerose ill. b.n. f.t. con capilettera decorati e testo bicromo - dorso mancante per circa metà - macchie al piatto

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        ich sah und schnitt in Holz.

      Hamburg, 1952.. (8) S. + 41 Orig.-Holzschnitte. Orig.-Pappband.. Söhn 474 M. - Nr. 54 von 300 Exemplaren. - Einband etwas angestaubt; Ecken und Kanten gering bestoßen; Widmung am fliegenden Vorsatz.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Mattheis]
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        The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard First Edition, Second Printing

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly worn dustjacket; with Isabel Roberts' ownership signature, dated July, 1952 at Rome on the first blank Presentation copy--"To Isabel Roberts [co-Director of the American Academy in Rome] / To whom I owe more / than she will ever guess / Learned Hand / May 22, 1954", reflecting Judge Hand's special affection for Italy, "the love of my mature years

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        Arabian American Oil Company, Handbooks for American Employees: Volume Two

      Arabian American Oil Comapny., 1952. Part I. Background of Arabia and the Middle East. Part II. Saudi Arabia, the Government, the People and the Land. Part III. The Culture and Customs of the Arabs. Quarto. Wire spiral-bound in the original printed sand-grained card wraps. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white, full-page coloured maps. Wraps a little rubbed at the extremities, some separation at the spine, but on the whole very good. Revised edition, first published in 5 volumes in 1950. Uncommon, in the UK Copac records just one full set of the two volumes, at Oxford, and two copies of volume I alone, at Durham and LSE, sets are reasonably prevalent in American institutions. The handbooks were "designed to consolidate, in convenient form, information of particular interest and usefulness to American members of the Aramco organisation"; the first volume was more concerned with Aramco itself, setting out the company history and locating Aramco in "its place in the oil industry and world economy"; this present volume concentrating on the theatre of the company's operations providing the "background of Arabia and the Middle East … Saudi Arabia, the government, the people and the land … the culture and customs of the Arabs". Lebkicher originally joined Standard Oil of California as a geologist in the Rocky Mountains in 1924. In 1933 he transferred to their San Francisco office training for overseas service, subsequently being based in the Hague and London, before making his first trip to Saudi Arabia in 1935. He spent most of the 30s and 40s in the States in charge of charge of government. public, and employee relations, later becoming assistant to the executive vice president. Transferred to Saudi in 1952, he celebrated his 30 years with the company in the post of Director of Training, explaining in the Aramco Dhahran house paper Sun & Flare that he had always "regarded Aramco as an American-directed enterprise having a very special importance in the world. The going has often been rough,. and there is still plenty to do and many problems to solve, but when I look at what Aramco has accomplished in 21 years since April 1933, I am happy and proud". Lebkicher's co-author George Rentz joined Aramco in 1946 having spent the war working in propaganda in Egypt with the Office of War Information, and remained with Aramco for 17 years, becoming the company's leading authority on matters pertaining to Arabic and Arabia, he received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in 1948, and his thesis on the Wahhabism and the origins of the Saudi Arabian state was finally published in 2006 as The Birth of the Islamic Reform Movement in Saudi Arabia. They were assisted in the compilation of the handbook by Max Steineke, chief geologist at California-Arabian Standard Oil Co. (CASOC), which became Aramco, from 1936 until 1950. Steineke is credited with the first discovery of oil in commercial quantities in Saudi Arabia. An interesting document of American-Arab relations in the mid-twentieth century. Excellently preserved copy of a somewhat self-destructive production.w

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        9 Photographs from the U. S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station Glynco, Brunswick, Georgia

      8 (x2); 7 by 5; 4.75 by 4; 9.75 by 7.5; 4 by 5; 4.5 by 3.5; 5 by 4 (x2), 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Unbound photographs in black and whiteNaval Air Station Glynco (IATA: NEA, ICAO: KNEA) was an operational naval air station from 1942 to 1974. NAS Glynco was originally slated for decommissioning in 1949 when tensions in Korea prompted the Navy to reconsider the value of the airship's anti-submarine warfare capabilities. As a result, the base was retained in an active status and a full complement of blimps returned to NAS Glynco, primarily under Airship Patrol Squadrons 2 (ZP-2) and 3 (ZP-3). In addition, airship pilot training for previously designated heavier-than-air Naval Aviators from the fixed-wing and rotary-wing communities was conducted by the Airship Training Unit (ZTG) at NAS Glynco, which had moved from NAS Lakehurst in 1954. Other training functions followed. However, the Navy began to slowly dismantle the airship program and decommissioned ZP-2, ZP-3 and ZTG in 1959. The mammoth blimp hangars finally succumbed to the effects of time and climate and the unique landmarks were demolished in 1971. This collection includes photographs of the sons of the well known Patrick Nieson Lynch Bellinger. Born on October 8, 1885 at Cheraw, South Carolina, P. N. L. Bellinger graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1907. He took an early interest in aviation and in 1912 was among the first group of seven US Navy pilots to be certified. In April 1914 he flew during occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, conducting reconnaissance missions off the USS Mississippi, and became first Navy pilot to come home with enemy bullet holes in his aircraft. He set an altitude record of 10,000 feet in 1915 and experimented constantly with bombing techniques, catapult takeoffs at sea, and flight instruments. During World War I, he commanded the Naval Air Station at Hampton Roads, Virginia, and there began preparing for a trans-Atlantic flight. The attempt was delayed until 1919, but on May 8, three Glenn Curtiss-built planes took off from Rockaway, Long Island. Then a Lieutenant, he piloted the NC-1, accompanied by Lieutenant Marc A. Mitscher. Forced down in fog 100 miles west of the Azores, they were picked up by a Greek steamer shortly before the plane sank in heavy sea. The NC-3 also went down and the NC-4, piloted by Lieutenant Albert C. Read, completed the flight. By 1940 he had advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral in command of Patrol Wing 2 based in Honolulu. He was the senior air officer present during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and himself sent out the first radio alert: Air raid. Pearl Harbor - this is no drill. In May 1942 he took command of all patrol wings in the Pacific, and in August became Chief of Staff to the Commander In Chief of the US Fleet, Admiral Ernest J. King. In March 1943, he was given command of the Atlantic Fleet Air Force, with primary responsibility for anti-submarine patrols throughout the Atlantic. He was promoted to Vice Admiral in October 1943. He retired from active duty in 1949 and died on May 30, 1962 at Clifton Forge, Virginia. He was buried with full military honours in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. There are also photographs of: L. J. Wroten, W. S. Patterson, W. E. Brandes, G. R. McQueen, P. Mervin Wise, and F. R. HoldenCondition: There is wear to the photographs including singed edges with loss to just over half of the pictures as can be seen above. Some of the photographs have other small areas of loss. Overall the condition of the other photographs is good..

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        HOBBY HORSE OF A BUSINESS MAN

      None Stated, Unknown - HOBBY HORSE OF A BUSINESS MAN/SIGNED/LIMITED Author: Laurence Schaeffer Bitner Publisher/Copyright: Non stated, there is a 1952 date on the presentation page that has been marked out by the author. Edition: Limited Edition privately printed for the friends of Bitner Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing) The book is without a dust jacket as issued. The book is signed by the author on page 5 and at the end of the book. There is also a presentation on page 5. Small magic marker dot in the side gutter. Book is without any other marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. A good copy. Size: 7 x 9 ½ (approximately)Pages: 118 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback without dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: Signed Limited Edition. This is volume no. 165. Good/None (dust jacket) as issued. Dedicated to that great army of busy businessmen who feel the need of a hobby or two to keep them from going off their rockers. And to those retired workers to whom such hobbies are even more necessary if ulcers are to be avoided. Super rare book with no other copies found for sale on the Internet. Laurence Schaeffer Bitner (The author) 106 Spooner Road Chesnut Hill Massachusetts Good price! Inter Code: s53 Size: 7 ½ x 9 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: VIEWFAIR BOOKS]
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        To Hell and Back

      NY: Grosset and Dunlap, 1952. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Nice clean inscription by Audie Murphy.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. An attractive First Issue dustjacket that has slight wear near the top spine. Otherwise, this ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with some rubbing to the lettering on the spine with light wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings

      London - George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The economic works of Jeremy Bentham, eighteenth-century legal and social reformer, collected from previously unpublished papers by Dr. Werner Stark. Bentham's opinions about monetary economics were completely different from those of David Ricardo; however, they had some similarities to those of Thornton. He focused on monetary expansion as a means of helping to create full employment. He was also aware of the relevance of forced saving, propensity to consume, the saving-investment relationship, and other matters that form the content of modern income and employment analysis. His monetary view was close to the fundamental concepts employed in his model of utilitarian decision making. His work is widely regarded to be at the forefront of modern welfare economics. With an introduction to Bentham, and selections of passages from Bentham's non-economic writings alongside the economic tracts. With two folding tables to volume II. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In black cloth bindings with clipped dustwrappers. Externally in lovely condition, with some monor shelfwear to the heads of the spines only. Some minor edgewear and closed tears to the dustwrapper of volume three, and some marks to the others, but otherwise smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE withFINE dustwrappers..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A travers nos Vignes. Illustré par Maurice Brianchon.

      Klein, Paris, 1952. - 285 X 375 mm. brolché sous double emboitage. 49 pp. E.O. illustrée par Maurice Brianchon d'une eau-forte originale sur la couverture et de 9 planches coloriées. Tirage limité à 305 ex. 1/5 ex. hors commerce, brochés, paraphés par l'éditeur, avec une suite de l'eau-forte originale et des planches en couleurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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        A Suggested Interpretation of the Quantum Theory in Terms of Hidden Variables, Parts I" in The Physical Review, 85, 2, January 15, 1952

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF PART I David Bohm's deterministic Hidden Variables Approach to Quantum Theory. Bohm's 'Hidden Variables' interpretation is the basis of the De Broglie-Bohm Theory (or Bohmian Mechanics) and extends the Pilot Wave Theory to cover multiple particles. Bohm published an account of quantum theory that was fully deterministic, but which gave exactly the same experimental predictions as those of conventional quantum mechanics. In this theory, probabilities arise from ignorance of certain details. This remarkable discovery led John Bell to re-examine von Neumann's argument stating that this was impossible and to exhibit the flawed assumption on which this erroneous conclusion had been based" (Polkinghorne, Quantum Theory). ALSO included is Bohm and Pine's seminal quartet of papers, "A Collective Description of Electron Interactions: II. Collective vs. Individual Particle Aspects of the Interactions." The papers illustrate the Bohm-Pines idea that the physics of the electron fluid can be divided up into high-energy collective "plasmon modes" and low energy electron quasiparticles. In this landmark group of papers, Bohm and Pines realized that they could realized that they could separate the strongly interacting gas via a unitary transformation into two well-separated sets of excitations, high-energy collective oscillations of the electron gas, called plasmons, and low energy electrons. The Pines-Bohm paper is a progenitor of the idea of renormalization: the idea that high-energy modes of the system can be successively eliminated to give rise to a renormalized picture of the residual low energy excitations. Part II present here specifically breaks the theoretical practice into six elements. ALSO included in this volume is C. N. Yang's seminal paper "The Spontaneous Magnetization of a Two-Dimensional Ising Model" in which the model is calculated exactly with the result also giving the long-range order in the lattice. This is the first publication of a derivation for the square lattice and Yang's proof is considered a mathematical tour-de-force. ALSO included are the following other papers of great import: Deutsch and Brown's letter "Zeeman Effect and Hyperfine Splitting of Positronium" and Bethe and Butler's "A Proposed Test of the Nuclear Shell Model." CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Volume 85, 1952. Quarto. (10.5 x 8 inches; 262 x 200mm). Original wraps, complete issue housed in custom maroon cloth covered box that is gilt-lettered at the spine and on the front board. Minor fading around the edges of the journal issue; professional repair at the spine. Bright and clean within. Very good condition.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's 1952 - Charles Scribner's, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's "A" and seal are present on the copyright page. Blue cloth boards with silver lettering. Jacket priced at $3.00. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean boards, minor age toning. Light spots on the boards and endpaper, bookplate at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+, soft shelf wear, minor age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hopalong Cassidy: Trouble-Shooter

      Doubleday, Garden City, NY 1952 - 192 pages. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket art by George Rozen. His second Hopalong Cassidy book. Fine book in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the corners. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Proud Heritage the Story of the Highland Light Infantry 1777 - 1959 in 4 Volumes

      Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, London 1952 - illustrated,maps,bib.,index,xvi 256; xii 386; ix 404; xi 490 pp.,original cloth in dust jackets ( vol 4 dust jacket neatly repaired) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arithmetic Progress Papers (Teacher's Book)

      Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952. Paperback. Very good. VGC.Thomas Nelson & Sons,1952.Teacher's book. Paperback (small tear,mark,a couple of small nicks,scratch and crease on the edges of the cover) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks on the outer edges,small mark and some creases on the edges of the book,name of previous owner written inside the title page.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.70pp. The book is divided into two sections, Written and Mental. Includes answer's. Out of print book.

      [Bookseller: Alpha 2 Omega Books]
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