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        A Study of the Federal Reserve / Mullins on the Federal Reserve (Later Reprinted as The Secrets of the Federal Reserve)

      New York: Kasper and Horton. Soft Cover. 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. . Good. 1952. First Edition.

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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."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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's consideration of quantum jumps and the future of physics. Complete in two parts. "Throughout his life, Schr?dinger sought to discredit Bohr's concept of quantum jumping. His forceful attacks culminated in the 1952 paper 'Are There Quantum Jumps?' In this paper he also presented some objections against Born'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: '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.'"Not all concepts, according to Schrödinger, are destined to survive: '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'. The 'abbreviated language' of quantum jumps, Schrödinger argued, is not a suitable candidate for long-term survival. There were other 'ingenious constructs of the human mind that gave an exceedingly accurate description of observed facts and have yet lost all interest except to historian,' 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."

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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]

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        Player Piano

      New York, Charles Scribner'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's dystopian novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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’s name hand-lettered on front cover. Manuscript note in Eckert’s hand laid in, reading "Original copy – (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’s focus on computer memory—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’s ABC computer—developed in Iowa before World War II, but never properly operational—would eventually become one of the crucial pieces of evidence invalidating Eckert and Mauchly’s ENIAC patent. In this relatively early paper Eckert acknowledged his familiarity with Atanasoff’s efforts; later, when embroiled in the ENIAC patent disputes, he would deny that Atanasoff’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. '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.

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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.

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      Austin: University of Texas Press, 1952. - Photos by Erwin E. Smith. Text by J. Evetts Haley. First edition. Quarto. Inscribed, "For Jerry Williams who really belongs to the Southwestern range. With best wishes for good riding. J. Evetts Haley." Decorated cloth, 112 pp., pictorial endpapers, frontis., 80 photographs by Smith. Laid-in is a prospectus that promotes the sale of the book before publication. Fine in a pictorial slipcase with light wear to the edges. SIX SCORE 55. HERD 966. 44/44 69. DOBIE p.119. ROBINSON 110. DYKES HIGH SPOTS 120. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Os amigos infelizes. Edições Saber.

      Porto, Tipografia e Encadernação de João Alves de Freitas & Filho, 1952. - Title page in red and black. (4 ll.), 86 pp., (1 l.). 8°, original printed wrappers (very slight wear). In very good condition. Author's signed and dated presentation copy: "Ao Doctor Antonio de Oli? //veira Salazar // cuja figura enorme // o que Portugal teve de maior // homenagem de // Pedro Homem de Mello // Maio de 1952." [Salazar's] ticket with shelfmark overpasted with blank white paper, and small oblong black on silver ticket of Esquina, L.ª on verso of front wrapper. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of these poems.---- On the lawyer, educator, folklorist and poet Pedro [da Cunha Pimentel] Homem de Mello (Porto, 1904?1984), contributor to @Presença, see Fernando Guimarães in Machado, ed.,@Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 308; Fernando Guimarães in @Biblos, III, 618?19; and @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, IV, 195?7. OCLC: 19833466 (Ohio State University Libraries, HathiTrust Digital Library, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Kansas, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Santa Barbara, King's College London, Oxford University, Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Zentralbibliothek Zürich). Porbase locates six copies: two each in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. Copac repeats King's College London and Oxford University. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        La Croisade de Lee Gordon [Lonely Crusade]

      (Paris): Correa. (1952). First. First French edition. Translated by Yves Malartic. Pages with a little browning else fine in a lightly worn, near fine dustwrapper. The author's second novel, Inscribed by Himes to Michel Fabre, a Sorbonne professor, biographer of Richard Wright, and the founding director of the Center for Afro-American Studies at the University of Paris: "For Michel Fabre with all best wishes Chester Himes." Himes moved to France in the Spring of 1953. Books inscribed by Himes, while very scarce, do occasionally appear on the market, early books with early, and meaningful, inscriptions are very uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1952, 1955, & 1961. Men at Arms [with] Officers and Gentlemen [and] Unconditional Surrender. 3 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, blue top-stains. With the dust jackets. Ownership inscription to volume III. Spines to volumes I and III a little rolled, cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, contents of volume II faintly toned. A very good set in the jackets, of which those to volumes I and II are a little rubbed and nicked with slightly faded spine panels. First editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Islands in the Sky

      Philadelphia: John C. Winston. (1952). First. First edition. Small ownership label of Ian Macauley, some wear to the crown, very good in supplied dustwrapper with a small chip on the front board, a couple of tiny tears and some general wear at the extremities, along with the original tattered, poor dustwrapper. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley on the dedication page, underneath the printed dedication which reads: "For Ian From an Elizabethan to a Georgian," the written inscription follows: " --- this token of our friendship, until we meet again. Arthur. 19 Sept 1952." Clarke's first published hardcover novel, a story for adolescents. Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. Clarke's first hardcover novel, preceded only by Prelude to Space (1951), issued in paperback as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3. .

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        NdL. Neue Deutsche Literatur. Hrsg. vom Deutschen Schriftstellerverband/Schriftstellerverband der DDR. Erster Chefredakteur: Willi Bredel. Monatszeitschrift. Sonderheft 1952, 1. Jahrgang/1953 bis 38. Jahrgang/1990 komplett

      Verlag Volk und Welt Berlin. 1952/1990; ca. 200 Seiten/Heft; 38 Jahrgänge je 12 Hefte + Sonderheft 1952. Karton-Umschläge. Die Ausgaben befinden sich insgesamt in gutem Allgemeinzustand. Nur vereinzelt Anstreichungen. Format und Titelgestaltung wechselten im Verlaufe der vier Jahrzehnte. Nur Komplettabgabe. Auslandsversand auf Anfrage; wie oben beschrieben; Weitere Fotos finden Sie unter Agrotinas, vormals antiquariat-puls..

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        MUSIC AND IMAGINATION. [The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1951-1952].

      Harvard University Press., Cambridge 1952 - First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very good or better copy in green cloth, spine slightly faded, showing light use, in an unclipped dustwrapper that shows minor use; xii,11 6pp. 215x140mm. 290g. INSCRIBED on the FFEP "For Mirna on her birthday, affectionally, Aaron". 'This book consists of a set of six lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1951 & 1952 in two parts. In the first part the author discusses with luc idity & exactness the role of imagination in performing, writing, & listening to music. Under this heading he deals with many topics, from the composer's ability to imagine the sound which will result from an entirely new combination of instruments, to the listener's ability to hear a work intelligently & to understand it. In the second part the author, himself a distinguished composer, discusses recent developments in music, & English readers will find especially interesting his objective acc ount of the past & present state of musical composition in America. The whole book is in its own way a worthy successor to those by Stravinsky & Hindemith as an expression of the thoughts of a composer on music & musicians.' [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Assassin for Hire

      London: Frederick Muller. (1952). First. First edition. Foxing to the page edges and first and last few leaves, else about fine in very good plus dustwrapper with some tiny nicks and tears. Hired assassin Antonio Riccardi hides behind his false identity as a rare stamp dealer. Adapted and novelized by the author from his own radio scripts, this was the first of several of this Australian writer's books to be filmed, in 1951 directed by Michael McCarthy, and featuring Sydney Tafler, Ronald Howard, and Katharine Blake. This book also includes the text and first book appearance of the author's short story (again adapted from his own play) "Wide Boy," which was banned by the BBC, about a petty criminal who becomes involved in blackmail and murder, and which was also made into a 1952 film by Ken Hughes, and featuring Tafler, Howard, and Susan Shaw. A nice copy of a very scarce and poorly manufactured title. .

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        Autographed Letter Signed to Katherine Cornell

      New York, 1952. unbound. 2 pages on personal letterhead, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, New York, February 5, 1952. Written to actress and friend Katherine Cornell, in part: "Darling Kit - thank you and Guthrie for a most perfect weekend in your magical house. I shall long remember sitting in the dusk with the great fire glowing on the golden ceiling...I am sending 'round to the theatre a record which we've always loved...I do hope you have not already got it...With so much love from your devoted...Vivien Leigh." Natural folds; near fine condition. Accompanied by the original handwritten envelope, which is gently browned on the left edge and has a tiny smudge.

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        Robinson Crusoe (Original screenplay for the 1954 film, with a TLS from the producer and a still photograph from the film)

      Ultramar Films, Mexico City 1952 - Draft script for the 1954 Mexican film. A rare pre-production script from Luis Bunuel's first color film, one of the key productions from his Mexican period, written with Hugo Butler, who was at the time living in self-imposed exile in Mexico with Dalton Trumbo (both blacklisted by the HUAC) and writing under various pseudonyms. Single substantive holograph pencil correction toward the end of the text. Laid in is a single weight studio still photograph, along with a typed letter signed from the film's producer Edward L. Alperson, on his custom rough-edged stationery, discussing the possibility of distribution within the US. Distribution was eventually taken on by United Artists, and Daniel O'Herlihy received a Best Actor nomination for his performance. One of Bunuel's more straightforward narratives, quite faithful to the source material, but with a whopping dream sequence as bizarre as anything one might find in the director's later work. Tall side-stitched self-wrappers, dated "Mexico / 1952," with credits for director-screenwriter Bunuel, screenwriter Butler (under the Roll pseudonym) and producers Oscar Dancigers and Henry F. Ehrlich. 95 leaves, mimeograph. Very Good condition, toned at the edges, some offsetting to the front wrapper, and a 1-inch tear at the left margin. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        L'Odyssée [chants V et VI]. [Bois originaux de Henri Laurens]

      Creuzevault, Paris 1952 - Paris, Creuzevault, 1952. 32,5 x 22 cm, in-4, 32 ff. n. ch., 14 bois originaux en noir par Henri Laurens dont un sur la couverture, un au titre, un hors texte et onze dans le texte, en feuilles sous couverture de papier floqué gris pâle rempliée et illustrée, chemise et étui. Premier tirage des bois de Henri Laurens. Cette édition contient uniquement les Chants V et VI de L'Odyssée, dans la traduction de Victor Bérard. Tirage à 175 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 125 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé de Montval, signé par l'artiste au colophon (n° 144). Une très belle réalisation, d'une grande pureté. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 6079) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        ELS EX-LIBRIS I L´EX-LIBRISME. Assaig Históric Raonat (2 vols.)

      - Barcelona, 1952. 8º M. 2 vols: Vol. I. Frontis, 123 p. 1 h. // Vol. II. 122 p. 1 h. Holandesa puntas piel, nervios, cabeza pintada y decorada. - Primera edición. Papel de hilo sin desbarbar. Tirada de 300 ej. Muchas ilustraciones fuera de texto, algunas en color. Bellísimo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Royal Philatelic Collection

      The Dropmore Press, [1952] - Two collotype royal portraits, colour and black-and-white plates, the colour plates showing stamps with tissue guards Folio Sides a little marked and small wormholes to head of upper joint, otherwise a very nice copy in slightly worn slipcase Original red morocco with royal arms gilt on upper cover, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt and spine lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Christmas at the Rose and Crown - A Little Brown Mouse Book

      Heinemann, U.K. 1952 - Copies of this wonderful title are rare, but to find a copy in such wonderful condition as this is almost too much to hope for. Book is clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear and a minor bump to the upper back corner of the backstrip. Dust jacket is clean and unmarked with light wear and no chips or tears. Dust jacket is not price-clipped and is now preserved in a clear protective sleeve. Original price on each flap of dust jacket has been overlaid with what may be a distributor's small sticker stating a new price of 4'- net. Truly a premium copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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      - René Kister et Godefroy Schmid Editeurs. 1952. 2 volumes In-4, reliure demi-chagrin fauve à coins sous étui, dos à nerfs, tête et petis fers "cynégétiques" dorés, étui. T. I, 231 pp.; T. II, 222 pp., illustrations : nombreuses photographies en noir, en couleur, deux eaux-fortes. Exemplaire de luxe numéroté sur papier d’arches. Exemplaire N° 87Belle publication moderne traitant des différents types de chasse (au bois, à courre, en plaine, en montagne, en mer, la recherche du gibier blessé, etc. ), la gastronomie du gibier, la photographie de l'animal sauvage, la chasse dans les Arts, la zoologie, les chiens de chasse, le tir, la migration, le plumage. Quelques grandes plumes ont participées à la rédaction de cet ouvrage : Tony Burnand, Hettier de Boislambert, H. Hediger, J. Castaing., avec des articles sur : les bécassiers et bécasses, les chiens d'arrêt, les gibiers à plumes, la chasse à courre, les appeaux. Kaps p. 295.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        The Sword of Honour trilogy:] Men at Arms; Officers and Gentlemen; Unconditional Surrender.

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1952–61 - 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, plain cream endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a dark blue cloth slipcase. A fine set. All First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY. Men at Arms. -- Officers and Gentlemen. -- Unconditional surrender.

      Chapman & Hall. London. 1952-61 - FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. 8vo. Fine, clean copies finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco, raised bands, gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edges gilt. A fine set, housed in a felt lined, blue cloth covered slip case with a black ribbon tie-pull. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Wisdom from Atlantis *SIGNED BY DR. RUTH B DROWN*

      USA: DeVorss & Co.. Hardcover. 153 pages. Signed and inscribed by author (dated 1952) upon second blank leaf. Prior owner's signature upon same page. Average wear. Binding sound. Dr. Drown "... produced stunning photographs of soft and hard tissue anywhere within the body using only a dried drop of the patient's blood on a piece of blotter paper." - Trevor Constable. A very rare signed item by this incredibly gifted woman. . Good. 1946. First Edition.

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        Woodcut from Petrouchka.

      (Hingham, MA Püterschein-Hingham 1952) - One of 100 copies. A woodcut in four colors cut by W. A. Dwiggins in 1921 and printed for the first time by Dorothy Abbe in 1952 from the original blocks. The lovely woodcut, in blue, yellow, orange, and black, illustrates Stravinsky's ballet Petrouchka, which tells the story of a Russian puppet that longs to be human. In Dwiggins's illustration, the puppet sits in front of a wall covered in blue and yellow jacquard wallpaper holding a book and looking wistful. Originally mounted on a single sheet folded to make four pages, on the inside of which was printed the musical theme from Stravinsky's ballet. The woodcut is now matted separately. The print measures 9 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        IN COUNTRY SLEEP And Other Poems. Signed.

      New Directions, 1952, New York: - "Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light." First Edition and the first book appearance of Dylan Thomas' most often quoted poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Signed by Dylan Thomas on the front free endpaper, additionally with the ownership signature of American poet, William Everson (Brother Antoninus) to the front free endpaper, 'William Everson's copy'. 8vo. 34 pp. Tipped-in black and white photograph by Marion Morehouse of the Welsh poet to the title page, as issued. Fine in green paper covered boards, rust titles in a fine dustwrapper. An excellent example of an important Thomas title. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,. [1952]. Octavo,. original gray boards, spine panel lettered in gold.. Upper corner tips lightly bruised, touch of sunning to spine ends, a. nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing at. spine ends and front corner tips and 35 mm closed tear at top edge of. rear panel with small internal tape mend. The jacket is clean,. bright, and attractive. (#95148). First edition. First printing with "first edition" on copyright page; jacket priced $3.00. The author's first book. Like Isaac Bashevis Singer, he is "fascinated by the intersection of the commonplace and the grotesque ..." - Harte and Riley (eds), 200 Contemporary Authors, p. 174. Kosofsky A1.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Gravure] Frontispice pour Le Con d'Irène [épreuve d'artiste signée]

      Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Paris 1952 - 32,5 x 25 cm (feuille), 16,5 x 12 cm (sujet). Rare épreuve d'artiste, tirée sur vélin et signée de cette gravure pour le frontispice de l'édition du Con d'Irène donnée par Jean-Jacques Pauvert en 1952. Le livre, tiré à 100 exemplaires, est rare. Le frontispice, un peu moins profond que notre épreuve, n'y est pas signé. Il n'existe probablement que peu d'épreuves, comme la nôtre, signées, tirées à part et grandes de marge. Bel état. (DUTEL, 1764) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Copper engraving: "Minetta Street"

      n.p., 1952. One of 100 signed. 18 x 7 inches (image size). . Matted, framed, and glazed. Signed in pencil by the artist on the mount. Fine. Kraeft

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Phantom Song

      Naples: (Frederic Prokosch). 1952. First. First edition. Decorated self-wrappers with printed paper label. 24mo. Fine. Extra label tipped-in. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "j" of 10 small case lettered copies in Lombardy paper. Inscribed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books", this one issued as a Christmas Greeting. Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. OCLC locates five copies (of the total edition) in institutions. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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