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        The Old Man and the Sea ("A" State Binding and DJ)

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - Light blue cloth over boards with title stamped in silver onto spine, author's facsimile signature stamped in blind onto upper board, 8vo (8-1/16 inches tall), pp. [1-8], 9- 140, Scribner's imprint and "A" on copyright page. This copy in the first issue binding (Grissom A.24.1.a - Binding A) and first issue dust jacket (Grissom A.24.1.a - Jacket A). Volume with spine ends softened, small faint water stains to heel of spine and bottom edges, light erasure at top of ffep with a little red ink residue, text edges toned, three consecutive leaves have a tiny 1/8" closed tear at top edge, a few leaves noted with tiny stains, else clean and unmarked. Price clipped DJ is toned with some rubbing, small stains and closed tears, a sticker abrasion to front panel, shallow chipping to spine ends and flap folds and a 1-1/4 inch closed tear near gutter at "THE" in title of front panel. A nice first printing of the first edition of OMATS - with both the "A" State Binding and "A" State DJ - and, as per Grissom ". the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colors: It is the brown printing on the flaps and the rear panel that identify the first-printing Scribner's jacket." as it does with this copy. Ref. Hanneman A.24.A ; Grissom A.24.1.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        Zorba the Greek

      John Lehman 1952 - First British edition, first printing. Near Fine. Book and jacket are slightly musty and slightly dust soiled. Pages lightly toned. Dust jacket is unclipped, with a small tear at the bottom of the front joint. A much nicer copy than as normally found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        La montagna dalle sette balze

      GARZANTI, MILANO 1952 - Vita vissuta ITALIANO Brossura in cartoncino semi rigido. Sovraccoperta in plastica trasparente. Pagine in buono stato, con bruniture, come ai tagli. Traduzione dallì' inglese di Alberto Castelli. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      NY: Scribner. 1952. His first book, widely considered the first novel of the "Beat generation," predating Jack Kerouac's On the Road by 5 years. Holmes's book deals with a "group of young people whose lives are frenetic and...are driven by a craving for excess. Their long nights involve liquor and marijuana, with the beat of bebop in the background." Inscribed by the author in July, 1975: "For Paul - at the beginning of what I feel will be a friendship -- all the best - John." Also signed in full as "John Clellon Holmes" at the bottom of the page. A very near fine copy with very slight fraying to the spine extremities, in a very good dust jacket with a couple small edge chips, a bit of tanning to the spine, and fragile folds. A seminal novel of postwar American youth, which helped set the parameters of rebellion and cultural revolt over the next twenty years. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Giant (Signed)

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. Early printing. Hardcover. Gerber's classic novel. The basis for George Stevens' movie with Elizabeth Taylor and, Rock Hudson. A clean and tight very near fine copy in a close to near fine dust jacket with some minor edge wear and a few small edge tears. Signed by Ferber on the front free endpaper: "Sincerely- Edna Ferber. December 1952." Includes a laid in signed and typed letter from Ferber presenting this book and offering best wishes to the recipient's son. Also includes a check to Ferber from the recipient of the letter that was endorsed/signed by Ferber as well. A very nice copy of a book that is somewhat uncommon signed.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Souvenirs personnels. 1848 - 1851

      - Paris, Gallimard 1952. In-8 relié demi-basane noire, dos lisse à faux nerfs dorés, fleurons et titres dorés. Couverture conservée. 325 pages. Réunis et présentés par Henri Guillemin. Parfait état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lord Randolph Churchill, a finely bound presentation copy inscribed by Churchill during his second premiership as a wedding gift to Sir Richard Butler, son of Richard Austen "Rab" Butler, Churchill's Chancellor of the Exchequer and former President of the Board of Education in Churchill's wartime Cabinet

      London: Odhams Press Limited, 1952. Fine binding. This presentation copy of Winston Churchill's biography of his father was finely bound and inscribed by Churchill during his second and final premiership as a wedding gift for Sir Richard Butler. Churchill's inscription in seven lines in black ink on the front free endpaper reads: “To | Richard Butler | from | Winston S. Churchill | On the occasion of his | marriage | 1952”. The binding is full dark red morocco by Bumpus Ltd. of Oxford St., London and features raised spine bands, gilt spine compartments and spine hubs, gilt ruled covers, edges, and turn ins, and all edges gilt. Condition is near fine. The binding remains square, clean, and tight, the elegant binding showing only incidental scuffing and a barely discernible hint of color shift between the covers and spine. The contents are bright and clean with no spotting or previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription. The gilt page edges remain bright. We know Bumpus to have been used at the time by Churchill for fine binding of inscribed books intended as gifts for significant occasions. Fittingly, and perhaps not incidentally, Churchill chose to gift this 1952 edition of his biography of his father to the son of one of his close political associates. Sir Richard Butler (1929-2012) was the son of Churchill's then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Richard Austen “Rab” Butler (1902-1982). Rab Butler had been a pro-appeasement Tory MP before the war, but nonetheless served as Churchill's wartime President of the Board of Education and, at the time of this inscription, was serving in Churchill's cabinet as Chancellor of the Exchequer. As Britain's first Minister of Education, he was best known for the Education Act of 1944, which gave every British child a statutory right to free secondary education. Rab Butler would serve as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary after Churchill's second and final premiership, and became a life peer in 1965, the year Churchill died. Rab's son, Richard Butler, became President of the National Farmers' Union in 1979, during a trying time for British farmers, characterized by falling incomes and land prices and rising EEC food stocks. Richard joined the NFU in 1953, the year after receiving this presentation copy. Butler was knighted in 1981. He married Susan Walker in 1952, with whom he had two sons and a daughter. The provenance of this inscribed volume is by direct family descent. Lord Randolph Churchill was Winston Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating on Lord Randolph's career in Parliament after 1880. Lord Randolph died in January 1895 at age 45 following the spectacular collapse of both his health and political career. His son Winston was 20 years old. When he first contemplated writing his father's biography Winston Churchill was a still an itinerant soldier and war correspondent who had yet to write his first book. By the time the work was published in 1906, the young Winston Churchill already had half a dozen books to his credit and half a decade in Parliament. Churchill had already left his father's political party, prevailed in the same political battle that had terminated his father's career, and was just two years from his first Cabinet post. Churchill was criticized by some reviewers for overplaying his father's accomplishments. Nonetheless, the work was well received both as a frank portrayal of Randolph's extremes and as a showcase for the son's literary talent. This 1952 single-volume edition contains the full text of the original 1906 two-volume edition plus an interesting new Introduction by the author written specifically for this edition, making it bibliographically important and collectable. Echoing some of the themes of his yet-unpublished essay "The Dream" Churchill summarizes some of the immense changes to Britain and its position in the world and speculates on how his father would have regarded them. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.5, Woods/ICS A8(c), Langworth p.75.

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        Ich sah und schnitt in Holz. 1947 - 1948 - 1949 - 1950 - 1951.

      Hamburg, Hartung, 1952. 41 Tafeln + 2 Bll. OPp. Nr. 42 von 300 num. Expl. - Leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. etw. fleckig, dieser fachmännisch restauriert, leichte papierbedingte Oxidation. Schönes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Etidorhpa oder das Ende der Erde. Erster und Zweiter Band [kmpl.]. Mit vielen Illustrationen von J. Augustus Knapp. Autorisierte dtsch. Ausg.

      X, 303 S., mit Frontispiz, 22 Illus. im Text u. auf Taf., sowie Fig. 1-10 / 4 Bll., 296 S., 1 Bl., mit 19 Illus. im Text u. auf Taf., sowie Fig. 11-14, 8, Illus. O-Leinen (2 Bde.) Bloch 2/1952. - Der Pharmakologe John Uri Lloyd (1849-1936) veröffentlichte vorliegendes Buch (OT "Etidorhpa or the End of Earth"), dessen Titel rückwärts gelesen "Aphrodite" lautet, erstmals 1895 im Selbstverlag. Noch zu seinen Lebzeiten erlangte der "Hohlerde-Klassiker" 11 Auflagen. Der Protagonist reist ins Innere der Erde u. findet dort allerlei merkwürdige Kristalle, Pflanzen u. andere (prähistorische?) Lebewesen. Ungewöhnlich ist, dass für alle Erscheinungen "naturwissenschaftliche" Erklärungen gegeben werden, z.B. auch wie das Sonnenlicht durch die Erdkruste ins Innere dringt. Einige der Theorien geistern noch heute durch die Literatur, andere sind Vorwegnahmen (immer noch) aktueller grenzwissenschaftlicher Themen. Die Bedingungen im Innern der Erde seien sogar besser als aussen, was der Reisende auch am eigenen Körper erspüren kann. Er trifft auf andere Hohlerde-Reisende u. schliesslich auch auf die schöne "Etidorpha", die ihn hypnotisch auf die letzte Prüfung vorbereitet. - Um dem Buch Wirklichkeitgehalt zu geben, gibt Lloyd vor, dass er den Text von einem Johann Lllewellyn Llongollyn Drury erhalten haben will, dem auf sehr mysteriöse Weise ein Fremder dieses Manuskript überlassen hatte, das mit dem Eintritt in eine geheime Gesellschaft beginnt. Da Drury/Lloyd dem Berichteten scheinbar skeptisch gegenüber steht, wird das Studium des Manuskriptes mehrmals unterbrochen, um die Wissenschaften zu rate zu ziehen. - U.a. über: Eine Unterrichtsstunde über geistiges Forschen Die Brüderschaft der Adepten Eine Lichtzone tief im Innern der Erde Der Pilzenwald Mein Schwergewicht verschwindet Warnung vor der Biologie, der Wissenschaft vom Leben des Menschen Materie ist aufgehaltene Bewegung Ich höre auf zu atmen u. lebe trotzdem weiter Unter den Trunkenbolden Weitere Versuchung: Etidorhpa Der innere Ring oder das Aufhören der Gravitation Das Ende der Erde. - Einbände leicht berieben Ecken leicht bestossen, sonst gute u. frische Expl.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        The Little Horse Bus.

      London: Max Parrish 1952. FIRST EDITION. Slim, square octavo, pp.36 (including flyleaves). Illustrated throughout in two tone and colour. Publisher's red cloth hardcovers blocked in gilt, original pictorial jacket priced at 8/6 net.A very good copy indeed, with a few small tears to jacket at extremities.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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      Valencia, Spain: Imprenta Litografia Ortega, 1952. illustrated stiff paper wrappers. Printing. oblong 12mo. illustrated stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Spanish. A Spanish printer's annual catalogue featuring samples of posters, tickets, advertisements, and tickets. Numerous items tipped-in throughout text. Many items in color. The Ortega firm was founded on 1871. Covers chipped at bottom edges, stained at lower front fore-edge corner. Scattered foxing, mainly at edges of text.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press ]
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        Thomas Jefferson.

      Percival E. Jackson, (c. 1952). (12)pp. An apparently unrecorded miniature book containing a campaign poem by eminent lawyer and law scholar Percival E. Jackson. The book bears no publication information other than a prefatory note stating that a condensed version of this verse was circulated as campaign material in the 1952 Presidential campaign. The eight-page poem is presented in the voice of Jefferson, who extols the accomplishments of the Founding Fathers, notes a decline in the state of the Republic leading up to the '52 campaign, and exhorts readers to vote for General Eisenhower. Finely bound in gilt-tooled morocco, with marbled endpapers and gilt-decorated turn-ins. Housed in a book-shaped full-morocco case, with the title in gilt on the upper cover. The case is lined in velvet and holds a magnifier in addition to the book. An extremely rare, if not unique miniature book, not held in any institution or listed in any miniature books reference. (Book measures about 1 inch square; 24mm square. Box measures 5 13/16 by 4 3/8; 147x110mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        King George VI: The Prime Minister's Broadcast February 7, 1952

      Achille J. St. Onge, 1952, Full Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First American Edition. Size: 1-5/8" x 2-3/8", First American edition of the Prime Minister's broadcast speech eulogizing the late King. Finely bound miniature book, one of 750 printed by The Chiswick Press on J. Barcham Green's hand-made all rag paper, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full navy morocco; gilt titling, all edges gilt. Hint of bumping to corners, light stains to rear free endsheet, else fine. Text clean; [6], 27, [3] pages, frontispiece portrait of the King by Karsh, Miniature Book

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        The Grass Harp

      1952 - First edition. 8vo., original brown cloth. London, Heinemann. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: ?with love - Truman? Above the inscription is the ownership signature of Yvonne Hamilton. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        La ballade de la geôle de Reading. - L'artiste en prison.

      Falaize 1952 - In-12 ( 175 X 115 mm ) de 89 pages, broché sous couverture rempliée. Nouvelle édition de la traduction française établie par Jacques BOUR et édition originale de la célèbre préface d'Albert CAMUS, tirée à 3000 exemplaires, 1 des 2950 sur Alfa mousse. Très bel exemplaire, enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé et d'une correction autographe page 19 d'Albert CAMUS. Très bel exemplaire. Littérature Edition-Originale Autographe [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 1st edition of his first book. Red cloth (one of 3 bindings with no priority), a fine copy, in a fine dustjacket (no nicks, tears or fading). Superficially, The Natural is a baseball novel set in the 1930s, but it's really a Gothic novel taken out into the sunshine and set between the chalk lines. Its themes touch a succession of juxtapositions including, choices and consequences, morality and responsibility, and, of course, rise and fall. Woven through the plotline is a symbolic myth of initiation and isolation, drawing from models of lore as distant as Chrétien de Troyes' Sir Percival (the original Arthurian quest for the Holy Grail), and as near as T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, as well as numerous others (some even earlier than the former, some even later than the latter). Malamud's motif is the tragic flaw, and the symbols galore accent birds (including Harriet Bird, the woman in black), water (rain, drowning), the vegetative cycle of spring (including Iris Lemon, who's name was changed to Gaines in the movie), trains (the book opens with Roy's train emerging from a tunnel, his rebirth at the age of 19), and the field (the playing field is The Waste Land), dry and parched when Roy arrives, but after his first hit, rain falls for 3 days and turns the field a vibrant green. And then there is his bat, Wonderboy, an Excalibur forged in lightning.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper & Brothers 1952 - Stated First Edition in Very Good book with previous owner's address label affixed to ffep and penciled name and phone number incompletely erased on following page in Very Good unclipped ($2.50) dust jacket with chipping, edge wear and closed tears, no medal. 1953 NEWBERY AWARD HONOR WINNER. This copy is SIGNED, not inscribed, in turquoise ink by GARTH WILLIAMS, the illustrator, the year of publication: Merry Christmas. Garth Williams/1952.Garth Williams studied to be an architect, but found he had a greater passion for art, where he was awarded a four-year scholarship to the Royal College of Art. Williams became an iconic illustrator, known for his illustrations (after Helen Sewell) of Wilder's Little House books, the Cricket in Times Square series, books by Margaret Wise Brown, Dorothy Kunhardt, and many others; but it's the books he illustrated with E.B. White in particular that have left the greatest impact - Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web. As for the author, E.B. White was a shy man who sometimes snuck out on the fire escape at The New Yorker to avoid visitors he didn't know. Trouble was, people quickly grew fond of the author whose books they loved. And generations continue to fall in love with "Andy's" books; his engaging storytelling and evocative use of words still captivate readers of all ages. "Where's Papa going with that ax?" has to be one of the most captivating beginnings of any book. If the American Library Association ever regrets the awards they've bestowed, this might be that book, Charlotte's Web being a runner-up and not the actual winner. First printings of Charlotte's Web autographed by Garth Williams, arguably his finest work, are exceedingly rare, especially those that haven't been inscribed to anyone and those that were signed the year the book was released. (This book was released in September of 1952, a brief window of opportunity.) THIS INCREDIBLE COLLECTIBLE SIGNED FIRST PRINTING OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COLLABORATIONS IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IS PROTECTED IN A BRODART COVER. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Edwards, Bookseller]
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        Dial 'M' for Murder.

      - New York, October 1952. Playbill printed on silk, mounted and framed at the time (visible surface c 35 x 14.5 cm) for for the pre-Broadway opening night of Knott's play at the Shubert Theatre, Washington, D.C., on 13 October 1952, signed by five members of the production, the director Milton Shubert, Anthony Dawson, Gusti Huber, Richard Derr, and the associate producer Emmett Rogers. This crime drama was turned into a 3-D film by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1954 after Knott had adapted his stage play for the film version. Was that the evening described by Thomas A. Bogar in the book American Presidents Attend the Theatre? 'The Gayety began its new season in September as the Sam S. Shubert Theater, under the personel management of Milton Shubert, sporting completely refurbished dressing rooms and a house to accommodate 1530 patrons. At Margaret's [president Harry S. Truman's daughter, author of murder mysteries and actress] urging the Truman's attended another pre-Broadway show there in October, Frederick Knott's Dial 'M' for Murder … Her friend Maurice Evans played the thriller's lead … [His] primary recollection of the evening was the presence everywhere of Secret Service agents. The First Family apeared to enjoy themselves thoroughly, and backstage afterward were generous "gracious and enthusiastic comments", inviting the cast to the White House later in the week' (p. 299). Provenance: This souvenir of the production was given by Knott to his fiancà e at that time, the dedicatee of his published edition, "Muriel". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Signed Photo in Mexico

      Great original photo of the diva as herself, with her signature. An original photo by SEMO, and stamped on verso by photographer, taken in Mexico in 1952 (year is written at the bottom margin, by a different hand). Size is 5.1 x 7 inches, in excellent condition. See scans of front and verso.

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        Complete collection of books and pamphlets of poetry published by the Fantasy Press,

      Oxford: The Fantasy Press., 1952–62. Including the entire Fantasy Poets Series, as listed by John Cotton in his bibliography. 71 volumes, small octavo and quarto. A large collection mostly in original coloured card wrappers, 5 volumes in original cloth, 1 volume with original dust jacket and 2 volumes with original glassine wraps. Housed in a dark blue cloth solander box. Some volumes have rust marks from staples, some light foxing to wrappers of New Poems Vol. II.2, cloth of Fighting Terms a little discoloured, glassine wrapper of The Elegies of Ovid slightly browned and quite chipped at head and tail of spine, overall a superb and utterly complete collection. An exceptional complete collection of the publications of the Fantasy Press, Oxford, including scarce early works of poetry by Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Geoffrey Hill, Elizabeth Jennings, Thom Gunn, Adrienne Cecil Rich, Anthony Thwaite, Adrian Mitchell, and many others. The publications of the Fantasy Press, established by surrealist artist Oscar Mellor, were an important crucible of "The Movement", a poetic grouping coined in 1954 by J. D. Scott, literary editor of The Spectator. The Fantasy Poets Series prints work by Elizabeth Jennings, Peace Young, James Price, Donald Hall, Simon Broadbent, Peter Dale Scott, Paul West, F. George Steiner, Lotte Zurdorfer, Martin Seymore-Smith, Geoffrey Hill, Adrienne Cecile Rich, Michael Shanks, Michell Raper, A. Alvarez, Thom Gunn, Anthony Thwaite, Arthur Boyars, Donald Davie, Jonathan Price, Phillip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Richard Selig, Adrian Mitchell, J. E. M. Lucie-Smith, John Holloway, Richard Drain, Laurence D. Lerner, Daibhidh Michell [Mitchell], H. S. Eveling, Mark Holloway, Richard Aldridge, Kenneth Wood, Dennis Keene, and Richard Kell. The New Poems Series comprises six numbers across two volumes: Vol. 1, nos. 1–4, autumn 1952 to summer 1953, and vol. 2, no. 1, autumn 1953, edited by Donald Hall; vol. 2, no. 2, undated, edited by Jonathan Price and Geoffrey Hall. The Oxford Poetry Series ran yearly from 1953 to 1960 (eliding 1968): 1953 edited by Donald Hall and Geoffrey Hill, 1954 edited by Jonathan Price and Anthony Thwaite, 1955 edited by Adrian Mitchell and Richard Selig, 1956 edited by Bernard Donoughie and Gabriel Pearson, 1957 edited by Peter Ferguson and Dennis Keene, 1959 edited by Roger Lonsdale and Judy Spink, and 1960 edited by John Fuller and Francis Hope. The other books and pamphlets of poetry included here are: Donald Hall, Exile (1952), Elizabeth Jennings, Poems (1953), Lucien Stryk, Taproot (1953), Thom Gunn, Fighting Terms (1954) [2 copies], George Macbeth, A Form of Words (1954), Christopher Marlowe, trans., with 15 line drawings by Oscar Mellor, The Elegies of Ovid (1954), David Raikes, Poems (1954), Donald Davie, The Brides of Reason (1955), Charles Tomlinson, The Necklace (1955), Anthony Baily, The Fool and the Fancy (1955), Gordon Wharton, This and That (1955), Karl Miller, ed., Poetry from Cambridge (1952–54), Lucien Stryk, The Trespasser (1956), Niccolo Machiavelli, Mandragola (1956), Ian Fletcher, trans., The Lover's Martyrdom (1957), Carl Bode, The Calendar of Love (1959), Kingsley Amis, The Evans Country (1962), George Macbeth, Lectures to the Trainees (1962), Richard Coleman Williams, Ladycross (1962), Peter Dale, Walk from the House (1962), and Michael Fried, Other Hands (1962).

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        Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1952-3 - 2 volumes in 1, quarto (178 x 118 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in blue quarter morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. Neat ownership signature to front blank, spine a little sunned, an excellent copy. With 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. A beautifully bound copy of one of our best loved children's books, which were first published in 1866 and 1872.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Young Sculptors. Institute of Contemporary Arts. London 3rd January-3rd February 1952.

      Institute of Contemporary Arts. 1952 - 12mo. Folding sheet. 140x195mm. 62 item catalogue. Features the work of Robert Adams, Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, William Chattaway, Geoffrey Clarke, Dalwood, Elizabeth Frink, Bernard Meadows, Eduardo Paolozzi, William Turnbull, Edward Wright and Rosemary Young. The I.C.A. gallery copy, with annotations in several hands, noting purchase and prices, locations, collection and delivery arrangements. Thumbed, label of the gallery owner and director Nicholas Tresilian, now lost but glue mark remains. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Celle Qui N'etait Plus [She Who Was No More]

      Denoël, Paris 1952 - 1st edition (in French). Fine in printed wrappers and near fine dustjacket (narrow strip faded at the bottom). The archetype for all modern psychological thrillers that look to manipulate urbanized, vigilante, domestic revenge as a plot device, and the source for Henri Clouzot's dark and dense suspense film, Les Diaboliques, a consistently acclaimed cinema landmark, with Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, and Véra Clouzot. The rationale for vengeance insists that karma is too slow. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sammlung naturkundlicher Tafeln. [6 Teile in 7 Bden.].

      Hamburg, Kronenvlg. Erich Cramer, 1952 - 1962 4°, 272 (Teile 1/I u. 1/II), 192, 208, 192, 144 u. 168 farb. Taf., jeweils mit Beiheft (18 - 35 S.), Lose Taf. u. geh. bzw. brosch. Begleithefte in OLwd.-Kassetten m. goldgepr. Rücken, Ecken tlw. min. berieben, Rücken min. aufgehellt, innen tadellos. Nicht kollationiert. Vorhanden sind die Sammlungen: 1.: Mitteleuropäische Vogelwelt. Teil I u. Teil II (11. - 15. Tsd. [1952]); 2.: Mitteleuropäische Insekten. Anhangsweise Spinnentiere und Tausendfüssler (2. verb. Aufl. [1961]); 3.: Mitteleuropäische Vögel (1962); 4.: Säugetiere (2. Aufl. 1958); 5.: Mitteleuropäische Pflanzenwelt. Kräuter und Stauden. Eine Auswahl unter Berücksichtigung der in Deutschland geschützten Arten (2. Aufl. [1957]); 6.: Mitteleuropäische Pflanzenwelt. Sträucher und Bäume (3. verb. Aufl. [1960]) Versand D: 20,00 EUR Biologie - allgemein

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Svenskt konstnärslexikon I-V (fem volymer. Tiotusen svenska konstnärers liv och verk

      Bok. Fem uniforma halvfranska band med övre guldsnitt, fem upphöjda bind och guldornering. Vikt cirka 15 kilo. Allhems 1952-1967. Cirka 3000 sidor. Illiustrerad i färg och svartvitt. Ryggen på band I och III med mörk fläck enligt bid. Pärmsluten på några band med lättare slitage. Välhållna. (va)

      [Bookseller: Hargshamns Böcker]
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        Zorba the Greek

      London: John Lehman, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Near Fine. Book and jacket are slightly musty and slightly dust soiled. Pages lightly toned. Dust jacket is unclipped, with a small tear at the bottom of the front joint. A much nicer copy than as normally found.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Celle Qui N'etait Plus [She Who Was No More]

      Paris: Denoël, 1952. First Edition. wrappers. fine. 1st edition (in French). Fine in printed wrappers and near fine dustjacket (narrow strip faded at the bottom). The archetype for all modern psychological thrillers that look to manipulate urbanized, vigilante, domestic revenge as a plot device, and the source for Henri Clouzot's dark and dense suspense film, Les Diaboliques, a consistently acclaimed cinema landmark, with Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, and Véra Clouzot. The rationale for vengeance insists that karma is too slow.

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        The Diary of a Young Girl

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing; states "First Edition" on the copyright page. Very Good with toning to pages, previous owner name on pictorial front free end paper, cloth lightly frayed at corners and spine ends, faded at spine, lightly marked. In a Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.00 un-clipped, rubbing, fading to spine, edge wear with a thumb-nail sized chip at the head, chipping to tail and a small interior chip to the rear flap fold. First American edition.

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      Garden City: Doubleday. 1952. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Toning to pages. Scuffing to page edges. Pertinent newspaper clipping included. Soiling to rear pastedown and endpage. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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. Spine slightly rolled, pages nice and clean. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, spine a little faded and ever so slightly nicked at tips. First edition, first printing (with Scribner's "A" to colophon) in the first issue jacket, printed in brown and making no mention of Hemingway's Nobel Prize. Previously, much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait on the dust jacket as an issue point. However, Grissom refutes Hanneman's assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear flap predates the olive tint, noting, "the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colours: It is the brown printing on the flaps and rear panel that identify the first-printing Scribner's jacket". Hanneman 24a; Grissom A24.1.a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Il était une fois un alphabet

      1952. MARQUET, Marcelle and Souza DESNOYER. Il était une fois un alphabet. 24 pages, [4] leaves of cardboard + [1] leaf of printed blue paper. Illustrated in colour throughout. 4to., 200 x 240 mm, spiral bound in publisher's illustrated boards in a new red cloth folding box. [Paris (174, Quai de Jemmapes, Paris X)] : [Imprimeurs L.I.E.S.A.], 1952. |~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this enchanting children's alphabet produced by the wives of the painters Albert Marquet and Francois Desnoyer, who conceived of the book in 1939, but were not able to get it published until 1952. It is a rare book, perhaps because pages in the back of the book could be removed forolouring. A reprint was issued in 2009.

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        Full of Life

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 178 p. Greenish powder-blue cloth with blue lettering. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Two strips of wear on fep from removed bookplate. Jacket bright and unclipped with light toning to spine panel but hardly any sunning, chipping at foot, wear and tiny closed tear at head, light rubbing. Fante's fourth book in a lovely jacket.

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        Der Texaner. Komplette Reihe der 2. Auflage mit den Heften 11 - 45: Heft 11) Von Feinden umringt / 12) Ohne Pardon / 13) Das Recht muss siegen / 14) Die Teufelsreiter von Texas / 15) In der Falle / 16) Danny O' Shay verschwunden / 17) Rache für Tom / 18) Rätsel um Fort Strong / 19) Der größte Schurke von Texas / 20) Es geht um mein Leben / 21) Das Geheimnis des Red River / 22) Der Teufel von Fort Worth / 23) Einer gegen sieben / 24) Die Bande des roten Jacks / 25) Banditen unter sich / 26) Der schwarze Dan / 27) Die verräterische Spur / 28) Richter Colt / 29) Die Nacht der Entscheidung / 30) Banditeninvasion in Texas / 31) Tex Taylor, ich warne sie / 32) Colorado-Jimmy taucht auf/ 33) Der Herr des Little-Rock / 34) Die Rechnung geht nicht a

      Jupiter Verlag Darmstadt (Heft 11 - 18) / Oswald Arnold Verlag Berlin (ab Heft 19) o.J. [um ]. 1952 - 20,5 x 14,5 cm. Originalhefte mit farbig illustrierten Deckblättern von Willi Kohlhoff. 32 Seiten pro Ausgabe. Die Innenteile papierbedingt gebräunt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Angabe auf dem Titelblatt: Preis 40 Dpfg. / Heft 11 mit Aufschrift: Berliner Notstands-Preis 30 Dpfg. -- Hefte 1-3 sind nie erschienen, Hefte 4 bis 10 fehlen hier, da sie Nachdrucke der 1. Auflage sind. Somit komplette Folge der neu erschienen Hefte in der 2. Auflage. FLUR604703 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Le marin de Gibraltar

      1952 - 365 pp. Paris, Gallimard - NRF, 1952, in-8, 365 pp, , Édition originale ; exemplaire du service de presse, portant la mention S.P. au titre et dans l'angle inférieur droit de la quatrième de couverture. Envoi de Marguerite Duras à l'écrivain Jacqueline Capelle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. First American edition. In publisher's paper-covered boards decorated by Matisse, in a price-clipped dust jacket replicating design on boards, with captions book laid in. Good. Binding weak and fragile with pages pulling from binding, and with exposure to multiple hinges. Paper covered boards toned at the spine and edges, lightly worn at spine ends. The dust jacket is toned and lightly soiled, with spine joints completely reinforced with tape to the verso and occasionally to the front side as well, spine panel is toned and lightly water stained. A mediocre survival of a notoriously fragile book and dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        The Borrowers With Illustrations by Diana Stanley

      First edition. 8vo., original pale blue cloth, dust jacket.

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        DIARY Of A TRIP To SOUTH AFRICA 1951 - 1952. S. S. Stirling Castle. [cover title]

      (n. p.) 1952 - 38 ll, text recto only. ~ 46 lines per page, ~ 10 words per line, ~ 17500 words. Date of entry in left margin. Running titles, primarily locations (e.g., 'Victoria Falls. Zambesi River. Beitbridge.', ll. 23) visited during the recorded days' activities on that page. 10-1/4" x 7-3/4" [26 cm x 19.7 cm]. An apparently self-published, typed [transcribed?] journal/diary of the author's 128 day trip to South Africa. Beginning with his 19 November 1951 departure from England aboard the Steamship Sterling, he records daily activities through his return, April 4,1952. Most entries occupy multiple lines, with some as much as half a page [if not more].While on board the Stirling, Finnie describes all his encounters with crew and other passengers in great detail, including the death of a fellow passenger, and the burial at sea. As one might expect, the journal's content becomes more interesting once Finnie arrives in South Africa. He travels extensively, and records the details thereof. places visited include Peitermaritzburg, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Ruins, Bulawayo, Durban, &c., &c.Entry examples:Durban, Dec,30,1951. At 5:30 pm drove to the Beach and walked as far as the pier where men were fishing for sharks. I saw none but a friend whom I met said he had just seen one caught. . All seats by the beaches & cafes are labeled 'For Europeans only!' The Zulu rickshaw men in their grotesque get up of horns & feathers abound everywhere, and are very well patronized. A wonderful place - foreign. Very hot all day and tonight.Zulu Reserve, Jan 3,1952We returned to the track leading to the Reserve dismounted, and walked a short distance, and there we were in the Reserve and overlooking the Thousand Hills, on and around which are the curious shaped bee hive huts of the Zulus. We visited three. The men were at work in the towns but the women and children were there in all their primitive glory. Later two men turned up, and gave an exhibition of assegai throwing, and than danced with the women. The view of the hills and valleys is truly magnificent and beggars description.Johannesburg, Jan 20,1952The few huts of the natives are miserably poor: broken mud walls and roofed by sheets of corrugated iron held on by a number of stones. Until we neared Johannesburg very little cultivation is to be seen, and then only maize and sunflowers.Sabi River.  Tzaneen. Magoeba?s Kloof., Jan 24,1952Thursday left Sabi- River at 9:30 a.m. and had a long run of 104 miles to TZANEEN- though the Low Velt with panoramic views of the famous Drakensburg Mountains. Stopped at Gravelotte for a few minutes to stretch our legs and have a much needed drink.Lundi River Zimbabwe Ruins , Bulawayo., Jan 28,1952I was called at 4:30 had tea at 5 and away at 5:30 am. Water was still flowing over the bridge, and would be quite 1 ft deep so half a dozen niggers pushed us arcoss: the floor of the car was flooded, but no harm done, & we finally gained the other side of the river. An interesting run though the hills brought us to the River Tokwe- where another hold up. The bridge was just passable but the lorry which crossed the Lundi River was held up on  asleep incline up from the bridge, and this barred all traffic for nearly two hours. Finally we got away, and after a run of over 300 miles, visiting the Zimbabwe Ruins, & Fort Victoria reached Bala Bala at 1:30 for lunch and Bulawayo where we were housed in the Grand Hotel Annexe. The main building was full up - a high palatial building with huge lofty rooms. Some 200 were dining , and I had difficulty in locating the Andersons. Having a couple of hours to spare before dinner we ran out to the tombs Cecil Rhodes & Dr. Jameson high up in the Matoppo Hills. I had to do a lot of climbing, but it was worth it.All-in-all, a quite fascinating, first-person look at early 1950s South Africa. Bound in dark green buckram cloth, with gilt stamped title lettering to front board [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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. Spine slightly rolled, pages nice and clean. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, spine a little faded and ever so slightly nicked at tips. First edition, first printing (with Scribner's "A" to colophon) in the first issue jacket, printed in brown and making no mention of Hemingway's Nobel Prize. Previously, much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait on the dust jacket as an issue point. However, Grissom refutes Hanneman's assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear flap predates the olive tint, noting, "the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colours: It is the brown printing on the flaps and rear panel that identify the first-printing Scribner's jacket".

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        The Apple Tree

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by Daphne du Mauier and inscribed in blue ink on the title page. Very Good, a bit dust-soiled and lightly shelf worn, offsetting to free endpapers from dust jacket flaps. In a Very Good dust jacket, price-clipped, moderately toned at the spine and edges, lightly dust soiled and lightly rubbed at the extremities. A collection of short stories including "The Birds," which served as the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film bearing the same name.

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        Maschere nude

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, VERONA 1952 - Collezione "Omnibus" ITALIANO Due volumi in stato discreto, sovraccoperta originale illustrata in carta patinata, molto rovinata; coperta in cartone rigido, bel logo della collana su specchio del piatto anteriore, caratteri in bassorilievo sul dorso, bordo leggermente consumato, ammaccatura sul Volume III, tagli e margini delle pagine poco bruniti. Volumi III e IV della serie Maschere nude, che comprende tutte le opere teatrali di Pirandello, all'interno della Collezione "Omnibus". II edizione.

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        In Country Sleep

      (New York): New Directions, 1952. Fine/Very Good. First edition, trade issue. Fine in very good or better dustwrapper with some overall age-toning and stress at the flap folds. Laid in is an invitation from the Gotham Book Mart to a May Day Party for Thomas. Inscribed by Thomas six months before he died to two American poets: "From Dylan to Liz & Dan from the city of brotherly love ho ho. Dylans. May 1953." The recipient Dan Hoffman was a Philadelphia-based poet whose first collection of poems, An Armada of Thirty Whales (1954), was chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets by W.H. Auden. In addition to publishing several other volumes of poetry and important works of criticism, he also later served as the Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress (the equivalent of the United States Poet Laureate) in 1973-1974. His wife Elizabeth McFarland is less well-known but enjoyed some regard as a poet. Thomas did a reading and signing in Philadelphia in May of 1953. This book was the first book appearance of "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night."

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