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        Canadian Poems 1850-1952 (SIGNED BY BOTH EDITORS AND FIVE CONTRIBUTORS)

      Toronto: Contact Press, 1952. Second edition. Softcover. Near Fine. 127 pp. Signed by Louis Dudek on the title page and inscribed by Irving Layton on the front free endpaper. Also signed by Raymond Souster (p. 111), Dorothy Livesay (p. 79), Earle Birney (p. 68), A.J.M. Smith (p. 64) and F.R. Scott (p. 54). From the collection of Canadian author/literary impresario Greg Gatenby with his signature on the ffep. Light soiling and some darkening of covers and spine. A unique Canadian literary treasure.

      [Bookseller: Come By Chance Books (IOBA)]
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        Doting

      New York: Viking Press. 1952. First. First American edition. Corners a trifle bumped, near fine in a slightly soiled, very good dustwrapper with a short tear on the front panel. Inscribed by the author: "For Ivy Litvinov, with love from Henry Green 28/2/60." Litvinov was a Russian translator who wrote a considerable amount of fiction for The New Yorker. .

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

      Corrêa 1952 - - Corrêa, Paris 1952, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 100 ex numérotés sur vélin, seuls grands papiers. Deux traces d'ombres affectant les pages de garde, bel exemplaire complet de sa jaquette. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. 140 p. Blue cloth with silver lettering. First edition, first printing. (All first edition points present: letter "A" on copyright page with publisher's seal; no deboss spot on back board. Jacket has no mention of book club on front flap or Nobel mention.) About Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages. Previous owner name in ink on front end paper. Spine letting mostly rubbed off. Dust jacket chipped at bottom of front panel, worn at extremities, light staining, price intact ($3.00). A nice copy of the classic novella.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Little Horse Bus

      Parrish, 1952, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition, Illustrated By: Dorothy CraigieSize: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust Jacket has large closed tears and associated wear. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Dorothy Craigie. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9007.

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        La chasse aux lions, avec un portrait de l'auteur par lui même.

      Paris, Le messager boiteux de Paris, Collection "La poésie dans la poche" n°2 1952 - Livre épuisé 15 x 10,4 cm, plaquette non paginé. Condition : Edition originale. Un des 30 ex. du tirage de tête comportant une pointe sèche signée de Camille Bryen. 25g. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed

      Typed Letter Signed (in the form of contract proposal) from Victor Weybright at The New American Library of World Literature, Inc. 501 Madison Avenue, New York 22, New York, Murray Hill 8-3470, May 9, 1952. Addressed to Dylan Thomas c/o Mr. Oscar Williams 25 Water Street, New York 4, New York. Very good.Signed by Thomas at end, and initialed twice by him noting hand corrections.Contract for the purchase of the first part of Dylan Thomas' "Adventures In The Skin Trade."Thomas was in New York on his American lecture tour, having arrived on January 20th lecturing at Harvard, U.C. Berkeley, et.al.; leaving the U.S. on May 16th.Oscar Williams (born Kaplan, 1900-1964) was a poet, anthologist, friend and promoter of Dylan Thomas. He occupied a penthouse at 35 Water Street and Thomas most likely stayed there when in New York.Dylan Thomas contracts are uncommon on the market today.See Dylan Thomas "The Collected Letters" (2000 ed) pages 958-959 for a footnote detailing this contract, and a related letter to Oscar Williams.

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        A Baptist Bibliography. Being a Register of Printed Material By and About Baptists; Including Works Written Against the Baptists. Edited by Edward C. Starr, Curator of the American Baptist Historical Society and Librarian Crozer Theological Seminary.,

      Chester (Pensylvania), American Baptist Historical Society 1952-1976. - Bibliothekseinbände. Rücken mit kleiner Signatur, Vorsatzpapiere mit kleiner Signatur und handschriflichtem Vermerk in Bleistift. Titelblattrückseiten gestempelt. Einbände stellenweise minimal berieben. Bände sonst in gutem und durchgehend sehr sauberem Zustand. - First volume missing. Vol 2-25. Ex library copies. Covers occasionally a bit rubbed. Small shelf marks on back, title pages stamped. Else books in good and very clean condition. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 44156 4° (27,5 x 21 cm), Hardcover, gebunden, Halbleineneinbände. Bände 2-25 (von 25 Bänden; es fehlt der erste Band, sonst vollständig), insgesamt 24 Bände, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Winston S Churchill, presentation set inscribed by the compiler, Charles Eade, to fellow newspaper editor and author Bernard Falk

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. This is the first edition, first printing of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches, a presentation copy inscribed by the compiler, Charles Eade, to fellow newspaper editor and author Bernard Falk. The inscription on the volume one first free endpaper is inked in black in six lines and reads: "Presented to | Bernard Falk | by the | compiler | Charles Eade | September 3, 1952". It was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. Charles Eade played a critical role in their original publication, as well as in this edition issued during Churchill's second premiership. Charles Eade (1903-1964) was a noted figure in British journalism. In 1938 he became editor of the Sunday Dispatch, a post he held until 1957. Eade was also an early radio sports commentator, and during the Second World War served as public relations advisor to Louis Mountbatten. In 1942 Eade stepped in as compiler of Churchill's wartime speech volumes, replacing Churchill's son, Randolph, who had been called to wartime service. Notably, he offered his services free of charge, stating, "my reward for the task would be the pleasure of doing it" (7 May 1941 letter from Charles Eade to Kathleen Hill). Eade ultimately edited six of the seven wartime volumes - all except the first, Into Battle. For this "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches, Eade returned to the role. Eade would later serve as editor for Churchill By His Contemporaries. Bernard Falk (1882-1960) was also a newspaper editor, as well as author. Falk had preceded Eade as editor of the Sunday Dispatch from its founding in 1928 until 1932 when he retired. Falk subsequently authored successful autobiographies about his Fleet Street years (He Laughed in Fleet Street and Five Years Dead) as well as a number of historical biographies. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as this new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Eade modified many speech titles, adding several speeches, and eliminating several for which he deemed "time has reduced their significance." The speeches "are linked, where necessary, with brief notes to form a complete, chronological story." Most welcome is the addition of an index, not present in the original wartime volumes. The three tall volumes (10 x 6.35 inches) are bound in smooth, dark blue cloth with stout boards and gilt spine print. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The contents are printed on quality paper stock with generous margins. The uniform dust jackets are printed dark pink, grey, and black on pale yellow stock with an illustrated motif that Bibliographer Ronald Cohen calls a "dark grey line-drawn Romanesque architectural background." These sets have become quite scarce in the original dust jackets in collectible condition. This presentation set would be in noteworthy condition even absent the presentation inscription. Condition is fine in near fine dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight with virtually no discernible wear. We note only two tiny corner bumps. The contents remain crisp and bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks apart from the presentation inscription. The dust jackets are unclipped and complete, with no losses. We note only trivial soiling and incidental wear. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

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        Atlas De La France Vinicole, Les Vins De Bourgogne (1952 edition Larmat paperback with photos and maps)

      Larmat, 1952, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, First EditionGood+ 1952 edition large format Larmat paperback, French language, with lovely cover design and coat of arms in colour, many fold-out maps and archive photos throughout - one of the scarcest titles in this series. Well-preserved tight and unmarked, a little spine-end wear and minor markings to cover, rubbing along spine and to corners else good+ tight and unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 050941.

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        Laughing to Keep from Crying

      New York: Henry Holt. (1952). First. First edition. Fine in a slightly soiled, near fine dustwrapper with modest tanning on the spine. Nicely Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, using most of the front fly: "Especially for Bill -- in gratitude and regard -- Sincerely, Langston. New York City, 1952." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sergei M Eisenstein A Biography

      London: The Bodley Head,, 1952. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, black top-stain. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 56 plates with illustrations from photographs and film stills. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, some markings to endpapers. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed jacket with faded spine panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Krishna from Marie. Kew Green, August 1956. This copy went from here to India and back again. But for this book it's not improbable I would soon have fallen out of the blue in Madras with all the film business in a tangle. Thanks for having been there to rescue me. I was never gladder to see anyone, despite the filthy temper I was in at 7am". The recipient was Krishna Menon (1896?-1974), Nehru's long-time friend and advisor and the most powerful Indian politician and diplomat of the era, an eloquent, forceful, complex, and at times mysterious figure who so intimidated the British and American intelligence services that Sir Alec Clutterbuck described him as "Nehru's evil genius" (Outlook India, 19 March, 2007). Menon "had a string of disastrous love affairs" with women, including Marie Seton, the author of the present volume, who had been invited to India to work with the University Film Society after completing her work with Eisenstein in Russia. She spent much of the rest of her life in India, becoming close to Nehru's family. She later described Menon as "extraordinarily angular. It was hard to decide if he was a very handsome man in a hacked out sculptural manner, or if he was distinctly devilish to look at" (Outlook India). A fantastic association.

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        En attendant Godot ( Piece En Deux Actes )

      Les Editions de Minuit, 1952, Wrappers, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Editionsince pagination starts with the front cover, 166 pp ( numbered 12 - 163 ), all edges untrimmed, in original wrappers with black text, and title on the spine, and front cover in blue, as is the decorative border." "The front joint has split for 1.5" from the bottom, the rear joint for 1" from the bottom. Foxing on the spine and left hand side of the front panel. Ownership inscription at top right of first page, with a newspaper clipping relating to the play, pasted immediately below, and sticker from original bookseller at the lower left of the same page. Mild foxing to this page. All edges of the text block show browning/foxing. the wrapper is partially detached from the block at the rear.Size: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. 166 pages. Please refer to the accompanying picture(s) Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 0222155.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. 140 p. Blue cloth with silver lettering. First edition, first printing. (All first edition points present: letter "A" on copyright page with publisher's seal; no deboss spot on back board. Jacket has no mention of book club on front flap or Nobel mention.) About Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages. Previous owner name in ink on front end paper. Spine letting mostly rubbed off. Dust jacket chipped at bottom of front panel, worn at extremities, light staining, price intact ($3.00). A nice copy of the classic novella.

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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. .

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        Framed Quick Magazine Cover of Jackie Robinson with Signature

      Quick Magazine, New York 1952 - A very nice framed small cover of Quick Magazine with Jackie Robinson on the cover along with a small inscribed card by Robinson mounted beneath the cover. The piece measures 12" x 8". Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. With a foreword by Storm Jameson

      Constellation Books. London. 1952. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). Portrait frontis and six illustrations, four of them full page mono plates. A fine clean copy. Finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, spine with five raised bands, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. Fine copy. First published in 1947 in Amsterdam, Holland, under the title "Het Achterhuis".

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        L?Enfant et le Maître d?école (The Child and the Schoolmaster)Original Etching hand-painted by Marc Chagall from: Les Fables de la Fontaine.

      L?Enfant et le Maître d?école (The Child and the Schoolmaster)Original Etching hand-painted by Marc Chagall from: Les Fables de la Fontaine. Signed in plate. Reference: Marc Chagall The Illustrated Books. P. Cramer n. 22In 1927 Ambroise Vollard asked Marc Chagall to illustrated the famous tales of Jean de la Fontaine. It took many years to Chagall to finish this project, but the result is a masterwork of 100 etchings. Chagall etched the lines with an intense and intricate work of shades, and the successive touch of water-color complete its vision giving to the prints a joyous or dramatic feeling, accordingly with tale.This superb portfolio was published by Teriade Editeur, Paris 1952. The edition is limited in 200 numbered copies, of which 85 (40+45) numbered portfolio were issued with the etchings hand-colored by Marc Chagall. Our print is one of the rare etchings with watercolor, printed on Rive wove paper, beautifully framed, in museum quality glass and materials.Etching and framing are in excellent condition. More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Aperture (Magazine) #1, 2, 3, 4 Plus Index to Volume 1 Through 6

      San Francisco: Aperture, 1952. First edition. Paperback. Good +. Sold here together are the first four issues of Aperture Magazine, the premiere magazine of mature photography that was edited by Minor White. Included as a bonus is the Index for the first six volumes of the magazine. Issue #1 is somewhat foxed and soiled with small chipping to the front cover. Overall in good condition. Issue #2 has some minor soiling to the rear cover else in near fine condition, Issue #3 is a solid clean very good copy and Issue #4 has some small foxing and soiling to covers. In good to very good condition. The Index is near fine. As collectors of this magazine are aware, the first several issues are some of the most difficult to locate.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Three problems for Solar Pons

      Mycroft & Moran 1952 - SIGNED on the front endpaper by August Derleth beneath his one word inscription "Sincerely". The limitation # 2000 on the last page has been crossed out and "990" has been penned above it in August Derleth's hand. The volume has a spot of soiling on the top edges and is gently bumped at the corners. The unclipped dust jacket has light age toning on the perimeters, rubbing on the spine folds, and chipping on the spine folds near the crown. The jacket is sleeved in mylar. Interesting copy because "996" has been the accepted number of printed books of the title by this publisher. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Primizie del deserto

      Milano: Schwarz, 1952. Prima edizione di 950 + 50 + 10 es. numerati. broch. Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. Firma autografa dell'Autore (Signed by the Author). Un disegno di Ottone Rosai in antiporta (ritratto di Luzi) Uno dei primi 50 es. (37) su carta filigranata Ingres, firmati dall'autore [Gambetti, 1997]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Stanze della funicolare

      Roma: De Luca, 1952. Prima edizione (First Edition). broch. Ottimo (Fine). 16mo. [Gambetti, 1997]

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        The Currents of Space

      DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, NEW YORK 1952 - Dust jacket book club edition.Creased, tears and chipped dust jacket. General wear and rubbed cover/dust jacket. Tight binding. No bookplate. No markings. Slightly browned pages. DATE PUBLISHED: 1952 EDITION: FIRST ED 217 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Natural

      International Collectors Library 1952 - Black boards with gold decorations. 185 clean and tight pages. Appears unread. Some browning top of pages. Satin ribbon bookmark. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

      London, Geoffrey Bles,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in pale blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With the original map endpapers bound in at front. Frontispiece and illustrations in the text by Pauline Baynes. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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        The Vagrant Mood, six essays

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, (1952). First edition, Number 108 of 500 copies signed by the author. 8vo. . Half blue morocco and boards, t.e.g. In slipcase. Fine. Stott A74b

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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 ? [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Annapurna The First 8,000 Metre Peak (26,493 Feet)

      London: Jonathan Cape. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. A very handsome First 1952 Book Society/Jonathan Cape Edition in Very Near Fine condition with a very slightly faded spine, in Very Good, clipped dust jacket, with age typical small chips and minor tape support, mainly in the spine area. SIGNED by AUTHOR Maurice Herzog on the half-title page. A most collectible piece of mountaineering history; The conquest of the first 8,000-meter peak by Maurice Herzog, leader of the French Himalayan Expedition in 1950. At that time, Annapurna was the highest mountain ever climbed. Herzog's account of the descent at conditions perceived unsurvivable remains unforgettable, an epic tale of courage and spirit .

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        Typed Letter Signed

      New York 1952 - ("in the form of contract proposal) from Victor Weybright at The New American Library of World Literature, Inc. 501 Madison Avenue, New York 22, New York, Murray Hill 8-3470, May 9, 1952. Addressed to Dylan Thomas c/o Mr. Oscar Williams 25 Water Street, New York 4, New York. Very good. Signed by Thomas at end, and initialed twice by him noting hand corrections. Contract for the purchase of the first part of Dylan Thomas' "Adventures In The Skin Trade." Thomas was in New York on his American lecture tour, having arrived on January 20th lecturing at Harvard, U.C. Berkeley, et. al.; leaving the U.S. on May 16th. Oscar Williams (born Kaplan) 1900-1964 was a poet, anthologist, friend and promoter of Dylan Thomas. He occupied a penthouse at 35 Water Street and Thomas most likely stayed there when in New York. Dylan Thomas contracts are uncommon on the market today. See Dylan Thomas "The Collected Letters" (2000 ed) pages 958-959 for a footnote detailing this contract, and a related letter to Oscar Williams. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Lord Randolph Churchill, signed and dated by Churchill

      London: Odhams Press Limited, 1952. Hardcover. Near fine/Good plus. This is a signed and dated copy of the 1952 edition of Lord Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill's biography of his father. The inscription in three lines in black ink on the first free endpaper reads: "From | Winston S. Churchill | 1952". Churchill's first biographic work concentrates 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. The son still dwelt very much in his father's shadow, both emotionally and in terms of the political career to which he already aspired. 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. By 1906 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. The British first edition was published in two volumes in 1906. This 1952 single-volume edition contains the full text of the original 1906 two-volume edition plus an interesting new foreword 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. This edition was striking but fragile. The red-orange cloth bindings are thin, prone to sunning, soiling, and gutterbreaks. The dust jackets are thin and easily scuffed and torn. This inscribed copy is near fine in a good plus dust jacket. The binding is notably clean for the edition, retaining a nicely rounded spine, vivid orange-red color, and bright spine gilt. The contents remain immaculately bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription. The sole flaw noted is a slightly tender front hinge, with a cosmetic split to the gutter paper at the front pastedown, but the mull beneath still fully intact. The dust jacket is bright and complete, but with overall wear to extremities, hinges, and minor scuffing to the front face. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The book is housed in a quarter morocco custom clamshell preservation case with a rounded and hubbed spine over blue cloth with gilt spine print and transition rule on the covers, and lined interior. Condition of the case is excellent, with a small dent at the spine head the only defect noted. Laid in we found the description of a previous bookseller stating that this book is "From the library of Kathleen Hill, sometime private secretary to Churchill." Rose Ethel Kathleen Hill became Churchill's first Residential Secretary in 1937, living at Chartwell from July 1938 to September 1939, after which she served as Churchill's Personal Private Secretary from 1939 to 1946. We have no further evidence to substantiate the provenance claim. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.5, Woods/ICS A8(c), Langworth p.75.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        From Major Jordan's Diaries *Signed and Inscribed By Author to Radio Personality Mary Margaret McBride*

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1952, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, SignedSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 284 pages. Index. Photo illustrated endpapers. Black and white photographic plates. "This startling story, never revealed in its entiretly before, is told with full documentation by Major Jordan, who served as liaison officer with the Russians at Great Falls, Montana - the staging base for Russian Lend-Lease supplies... Documents the two known shipments of uranium; explains how engraving plates from the U.S. Treasury were made available to Russia with the help of Harry Dexter White... This book could well be titled 'How We Helped Russia and How the Russians Helped Themselves'." - from dust jacket. Unmarked book bears moderate wear and sound binding. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Quality copy of this important record.

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        [Poster]: March for Peace. May 1st 1952

      New York: Provisional United Labor and People's Committee for May Day. 1952. Measuring 14.5" x 22". Poster printed in red and blue. A dove hovers over a protesting crowd, one of whom carries a sign: "Bring the boys home from Korea!" Beneath the illustration are admonitions to: "Save the Bill of Rights! End Jim Crow! Repeal the Smith Act! Stop Lynch Terror..." Top right corner is snipped in an approximately 1" rectangle, a little soiling, else very good. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lord Randolph Churchill, signed and dated by Churchill

      London: Odhams Press Limited, 1952. Hardcover. Near fine/Good plus. This is a signed and dated copy of the 1952 edition of Lord Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill's biography of his father. The inscription in three lines in black ink on the first free endpaper reads: "From | Winston S. Churchill | 1952". Churchill's first biographic work concentrates 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. The son still dwelt very much in his father's shadow, both emotionally and in terms of the political career to which he already aspired. 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. By 1906 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. The British first edition was published in two volumes in 1906. This 1952 single-volume edition contains the full text of the original 1906 two-volume edition plus an interesting new foreword 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. This edition was striking but fragile. The red-orange cloth bindings are thin, prone to sunning, soiling, and gutterbreaks. The dust jackets are thin and easily scuffed and torn. This inscribed copy is near fine in a good plus dust jacket. The binding is notably clean for the edition, retaining a nicely rounded spine, vivid orange-red color, and bright spine gilt. The contents remain immaculately bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription. The sole flaw noted is a slightly tender front hinge, with a cosmetic split to the gutter paper at the front pastedown, but the mull beneath still fully intact. The dust jacket is bright and complete, but with overall wear to extremities, hinges, and minor scuffing to the front face. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The book is housed in a quarter morocco custom clamshell preservation case with a rounded and hubbed spine over blue cloth with gilt spine print and transition rule on the covers, and lined interior. Condition of the case is excellent, with a small dent at the spine head the only defect noted. Laid in we found the description of a previous bookseller stating that this book is "From the library of Kathleen Hill, sometime private secretary to Churchill." Rose Ethel Kathleen Hill became Churchill's first Residential Secretary in 1937, living at Chartwell from July 1938 to September 1939, after which she served as Churchill's Personal Private Secretary from 1939 to 1946. We have no further evidence to substantiate the provenance claim. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.5, Woods/ICS A8(c), Langworth p.75.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Old Book Shelf]
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        PLAYER PIANO.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952 - Octavo, boards. First edition. First printing with "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page. 7600 copies printed. The author's first book. "The United States has won the third world war. Production being totally automatic, almost the whole population is on a generous dole. Only the intelligent minority works." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. "Incisive satire; a classic modern dystopia." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3- 392. Runner-up for the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1202. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 17-9. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 244. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1697-1701. Pieratt, Huffman- klinkowitz, and Klinkowitz AA1. Small nick to bottom edge, lower corners gently bumped, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with some age- darkening to spine and edges, light shelf wear to corners and spine ends, internal tape reinforcement to spine ends, interior tape repair to closed tear at upper edge of rear panel with some bleed through on outer surface, closed tear at upper front spine fold, and several spots on front panel. (#132323) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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