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        HAVET SOM OMGIR OSS (Norwegian Version of The Sea Around US). Signed.

      H. Aschehoug & Co., Oslo 1952 - [Norwegian] Carson, Rachel L. HAVET SOM OMGIR OSS (Norwegian Version of The Sea Around US). Signed. Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co, 1952 Octavo. Printed wrappers. Neatly signed by author on half-title page. A very good example showing a little wear at spine ends. Pages are uncut at top and some at foredge. Text in Norwegian. Rarely encountered signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        La Vieille Maison

      Gérard Le Gris, Paris 1952 - In-4 (289 x 193 mm), en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui imprimés de l’éditeur. Illustré de sept pointes sèches originales par HERMINE DAVID, dont deux hors-texte. Tirage limité à 90 exemplaires numérotés (N° 27, sur Arches). Suite de sept pointes sèches par la même artiste, pour d’autres contes d’Andersen. Traduction d’Afred Jolivet. (petite pliure sur le dos, et quelques petits défauts sur la chemise et l’étui ). // Quarto (289 x 193 mm), loose leaves, under folded cover, editor decorated folder and slipcase. Illustrated with seven original dry-points engravings by HERMINE DAVID, including two full-page. Limited printing of 90 numbered copies (Nr 27, on Arches paper). Extra set of seven dry-points by the same artist, for other tales by Andersen. Translation by Alfred Jolivet. (little folding on spine, and some little defectson folder and slipcase).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Kiss me, Deadly

      Dutton, 1952 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the author in his earlier signature on the front endpaper. An attractive dustjacket with light wear to the spine ends and panels. This original first issue dustjacket has the $2.50 price present on bottom flap. The book is in solid condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean and there is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition SIGNED BY Mickey Spillane. Includes a custom acedate cover to protect the dustjacket. Trades and offers welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Vision and The Voice

      Barstow, CA: Thelema Publishing Company, 1952. An anomaly. Possibly a "Pre-Pub" of the Rare first edition (of which the print run is believed to be less than 100 copies). Although one may assume this to be one of the few, scarce copies of the original sheets, rebound, and issued by Helen Parsons Smith (later seventies, early eighties), this copy is bound in the same textured material as the true first edition, but in black boards (not the usual limp wraps, spiral binding). It is without title stamping. Copyright page adds "October 12, 1952", under "THELEMA PUBLISHING COMPANY / Barstow, California". Also, the errata looks to be preliminary, as there are only twenty four, and not thirty one errata's as per usual (although the lacking six errata's not listed, are present in the text itself). The book shows general wear to boards. Extremity wear with corners, and spine head and tail, rubbed through. Binding still tight. Small previous owner "Cybele" on upper corner of inner board, otherwise internally clean. Condition noted and priced accordingly.. First Edition. Textured Hardcover. Good+/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed.

      Little, Brown & Company, Boston 1952 - Salinger, J.D. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed. Boston: Little Brown, 1952. A fine SIGNED copy of the March, 1952 reprint of the first edition. [The first issue was July, 1951]. 8vo., 277pp., black cloth, gilt. Salinger's remarkable first book, neatly signed in black fountain pen at the top of the title page. An excellent example of Salinger's elusive signature - The binding is fine; the dustwrapper very good or better with the $3.00 price present & nine reviews on the back panel replacing Salinger's photo after the first few early printings at his insistence. Custom clamshell case in very fine condition. The probable High Spot in Modern American Lit collecting, "The Catcher In The Rye is undoubtedly a 20th-century classic. It struck a popular note, particularly with young readers, who strongly identified with Holden Caulfield and his yearning for lost innocence. Salinger's novel was, and continues to be, a phenomenal success" (Parker, 300). "This novel is a key-work of the nineteen-fifties in that the theme of youthful rebellion is first adumbrated in it, though the hero, Holden Caulfield, is more a gentle voice of protest, unprevailing in the noise, than a militant world-changer. The Catcher in the Rye was a symptom of a need, after a ghastly war and during a ghastly pseudo-peace, for the young to raise a voice of protest against the failures of the adult world. The young used many voices-anger, contempt, self-pity-but the quietest, that of a decent perplexed American adolescent, proved the most telling" (Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels , 53-4). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Tao Te King. Version Francaise d'Evrard de Rouvre

      Vrille, Paris 1952 - NEAR FINE. No. 31 of 100 copy Limited Edition. 17 color engravings by French painter Ferdinand Springer. Published "sous la direction d'Evrard de Rouvre a ete acheve d'imprimer le 31 January 1952 sur les presses de Andre Tournon. Les burins en couleurs ont ete tires par Georges LeBlanc, pour le compte des Editions Pro-Francia, a Paris, Quarante, Rue Francois-1er." Printed on heavy Rives deckle-edged paper, in 4-page units, some gathered to 8-page signatures. Each color engraving protected with a loose tissue guard. Signatures are not bound, but gathered loose in a cream colored paper wrapper with embossed design and lettering on front panel. The wrapper is protected by a clear acetate overwrap; the book then laid loose into a folded 'hardcover' of gray boards with cloth hinges, all then inserted into a matching Slipcase. The wrapper has about 12 small brown spots or foxings; there is some tearing to paper on inside hinges of the 'hardcover' and light wear to cover corners. The slipcase, clean and intact, is lightly rubbed with small chips to paper covering at corners. All else Fine. A beautiful production featuring delicately rendered abstracts by the renowned French artist. Scarce. 7-3/4 x 11-1/8" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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        Leisure Library : 14 Vol.,Thou Shalt Not, A Corpse Spells Danger, She Who Hesitates, Amorous Adventuress, Bertrand and The Blondes, Curtains For Carla, White Slave Racket, This Way For Hell. No Prude, Hot Dames On Cold Slabs, Make Mine A Shroud

      Leisure Library 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,11,12,16,18,19,22, 1952. ....Digest magazines, fourteen volumes, eleven have cover art by Reginald Heade. All are close to near fine with the following exceptions : 12 Bertrand is vg- due to edge wear, creases, small chips, 2" missing from bottom of spine; 18 Hesitates is vg due to some front cover rubbing. .......... First Edition, First Printing. Paper. Fine. Illus. by Reginald Heade. Digest Magazine.

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 1500 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chapter Thirty-four From the Novel East of Eden.

      Bronxville, privately printed, 1952 - Bronxville, privately printed, 1952, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. First separate printing of this chapter from Steinbeck's big, rambling flawed masterpiece, Steinbeck writes beautifully how there is only one story -- the struggle between good and evil, one of 125 copies printed on the hand-press by Valenti Angelo, bound in limp buff wrappers, this is variant 2 with the title page containing a red and black rectangular design of leafy and bare branches between the title and "PRIVATELY PRINTED 1952" with the limitation notice on page 10 (although the pages are unnumbered), the variants are believed to be trial copies, no priority has been determined, Goldstone & Payne A32d, not recorded by Morrow, this was John DePol's copy with his spare bookplate, DePol (1913-2004) was an artist and one of America's foremost printmakers and wood engravers, his prints can be found in the permanent collections of many libraries and museums, he contributed to publications by the Allen Press, Red Ozier Press, Stone House Press, and others, The Book Club of California recently produced a major work on him (John DePol A Catalogue Raisonne of His Graphic Work 1935-1998). The usual age-toning, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        East of Eden.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine dark green on brown ground and to upper board in dark green, yellow top-stain. With the dust jacket. Spine faintly tanned, corners very slightly rubbed, topstain faded. Still an excellent copy in the jacket. First edition, first printing. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        FLORE DE L' AFRIQUE DU NORD (Maroc, Algerie, Tunisie, Tripolitaine, Cyrenaique et Sahara), Volume 1 - 14. (Encyclopedie Biologique)

      Paris : Paul Lechevalier, 1952-1977.. 14 Volumes, circa 5000 pp. in total. 8° , Softcover/Paperback. 14 Volmes!! Fourteen Volumes of the botanical Handbook. Former Library Books with Stamps and Signatures. Publishers binding (Softcover). Only Volume 2 and 8 are bound in Hardcover. Softcovers rubbed and bleached from Sun Light. Covers of Volume 2, 4, 7 and 9 with splits. Hard covers in very good Shape. Pages of each Volume are clean. Good Condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BOOKFARM]
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        VISIONS BARCELONINES . 1760-1860 . ( 10 Vols ) .

      Editorial : DALMAU i JOVER 1952-1958 - Barcelona 1952-1958 . Dibuixos de Lola Anglada . Enquad : Tela amb daurats i sobrecoberta. 16,5 x 24 Index de vols. : La vida a la llar ( 333 pàgs.), La Rambla, passeig i jardins ( 297 pàgs.), Els Barcelonins i la mort ( 324 pàgs.), Els barris de la ciutat -I ( 280 pàgs.), Els barris de la ciutat-II ( 319 pàgs.), Botigues, obradors i cases de menjar i beure ( 356 pàgs.), La vida religiosa ( 323 pàgs.), Murralles enllà ( 329 pàgs.), Costums, festes i solemnitats ( 368 pàgs.), De Sant Pere a Sant Pau ( 417 pàgs.) Tema : Barcelona . Floklore , Costums . Llibres en bon estat, sobrecobertes una mica fatigades ( reforçades pel dors ) , especialment llom superior i cantoneres .

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        BONNARD. Lithographie.

      Editions du Livre, Monte-Carlo, 1952 - 183pages, Les lithographies ont été tirées par Mourlot. Sous emboitage. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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      - WHITE,E.B. CHARLOTTE'S WEB. NY: Harper & Bros, (1952). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/8"), tan cloth, owner name on corner of free endpaper else FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw scraped on blank rear edge, very slightly frayed at spine ends, overall clean and VG). Stated First Edition, (first printing) with correct code. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY WHITE TO THE BOOK OWNERS AND SIGNED E.B. WHITE on the half-title. Charlotte's Web is the beloved classic story about Charlotte, a spider and her friend Wilbur a pig. Illustrated by GARTH WILLIAMS with more than 40 pen and ink illustrations plus the color pictorial dust wrapper. This is nice clean copy of the book, made more special with White's very rare inscription. A most sought after modern classic and a NEWBERY HONOR AWARD winner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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      Queen Anne Press 1952 - First edition. Deluxe issue limited to 50 copies specially bound and signed by Waugh. Publisher's full niger in printed dustwrapper. Some spotting and darkening to boards, endpapers tanned from turn-ins, light spotting to edges. A very good copy in the jacket that is tanned to the spine panel and the frayed edges, with a small spot of damp stain to the upper panel and two small closed tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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      Raison D'être, Raison D'être 1952 - Livre ancien Couverture rigide. L’ouvrage est illustré de 8 lithographies originales, d’une couverture lithographiée par Henri Matisse, étui polychrome composé par Henri Matisse, tiré par Fernand Mourlot ; textes et lettrines gravées par Henri Matisse et tirées par Coulouma. Edition tirée à 350 exemplaires : 1 des 300 exemplaires sur vélin d’Arches à la forme, numéroté 66. Envoi autographe au crayon signé d’Henri Matisse sur le faux-titre. Condition : In-4 en feuillets sous emboîtage, couverture illustrée. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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        The War in 3 Pages by Eisenhower

      Privately Printed 1952 - Boxed hardcover; box lid missing. Unmarked. Gilt lettering a bit faded. Very mild wear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brinkullivan_Books]
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      Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires 1952 - A Near Fine copy in illustrated self-wrappers. Spine panel imperceptibly toned, with a single stray ink mark on the front panel and some light wear along the edges. The text is remarkably clean and without foxing. A key collection of stories by Borges, including the title story - a literary and metaphysical masterpiece. While the First Edition was published three years earlier, the Second is equally scarce (or indeed scarcer, by the numbers) and in many ways more desirable. Four stories appear in this edition which were not included in the First, along with a brief afterword, and new cover art which (in our humble opinion) is considerably more attractive. A collectors copy of a cornerstone Borges title.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Arabian Highlands

      Ithaca, N.Y.: Published by the Cornell University Press for the Middle Eastern Institute, [1952] - This book chronicles Philby's two trips to the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia in 1932 and in 1936-1937 which were at the time almost unknown and uncharted. A very scarce book indeed First edition (not published in England). Without errata slip. 8vo. Illustrated with 64 half-tones, 3 maps (including large folding map of Qizan in pocket at back), and 2 diagrams. xvi, 771 pp. Green cloth. Front inner hinge tender, very good in very good dust jacket (old cello tape staining at head of spine panel, small losses) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Voix Basse

      Monte Carlo : André Sauret. Editions du Livre 1952 - ~ Orné de 27 lithographies originales en couleurs ~ Texte composé à la main avec une fonte neuve de Jenson corps 18 et imprimé sur les presses de Daragnès à Montmartre. Les lithographies originales de Clairin tirées par Mourlot, les pierres effacées après tirage. Exemplaire No. 43 de 180 sur grand vélin d'Arches, seul papier ~ Signé par l'auteur et l'artiste ~ En feuilles à grandes marges, non rogné, sous couverture illustrée, étui cartonné et emboîtage ~ 219+[2]p+1f ~ 35x27x7cm. ~ Bel état, seulement des très légères petites tâches sur les marges de quelques feuillets ~ Heavy item, circa 4.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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      Paris: Librairie Auguste Blaizot, 1952.. 104,[12]pp. Small quarto. Gathered signatures laid into printed wrappers. Illustrated with 23 burin engravings, including frontispiece, eight hors- texte, seven in-text and seven culs-de- lamp. Opening letters in two colors. Trace of tanning at wrapper edges, occasional faint offset from engravings to facing pages, but a very good copy in board chemise and slipcase. First edition. Preface by Gaston Bachelard. One of 250 numbered copies, from a total edition of 260 copies printed on Vergé de Montval by Frazier-Soye, with the engravings printed by Georges Leblanc. A separate 4pp. key to the engravings (printing them in reduced size) is laid in back. A highly appealing work by this former student at the Bauhaus under Albers and later associate with Friedlander at the Hermitage Studio. Flocon's specialization in burin engraving, coupled with his practical and technical explorations of perspective (including the first theoretical exposé of curvilinear perspective) and space, produced a body of work fascinating in its melding of precision and imagination. MONOD 4752.

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        A History of Golf In Britain.

      Cassell & Company, London 1952 - First edition. Quarto, original green cloth. Signed by Bernard Darwin on the front free endpaper. Frontispiece of John Taylor, illustrations throughout. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips to the front panel and one to the foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed by Bernard Darwin are rare. "This book," says Sir George Cunningham, Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, "will be a classic in the literature of golf. The names of the contributors, famous for playing the game and for writing on it, are sufficient of that." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Otras inquisiciones (1937-1952) [Other Inquisitions]

      Buenos Aires: Sur. [1952]. First. First edition, text in Spanish. Printed self-wrappers. Pages a little age-toned, else a remarkable, fine copy. Often considered Borges's best book of essays, with many whose insights and lines of questioning were famously ahead of their time. .

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

      Norman, OK, U.S.A.: University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover. 374 pages. Includes selected reading list and index. Seeks to show that public relations "has evolved from earliest times out of the needs of human beings for leadership and integration... Presents through case histories various public relations approaches that have come up in my own experience." - from Preface. Author has come to be known as "The Father of Spin." Unmarked with average wear. Hinges and binding intact. . Good. 1952. First Edition.

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        Autograph Manuscript, Signed: "Does No One but Me at All Ever Feel This Way in the Least?"

      November 1952 - Holograph manuscript on two leaves of white wove, three-holed, loose-leaf paper measuring 9 1/2 by 6 inches. At the bottom of the second leaf, in Frost’s hand, the work is inscribed "Robert to Fred" (i.e. Frederick B. Adams, Jr.). A life-long bibliophile, Adams was the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library from 1938-1969. This poem first appeared as Frost’s Christmas greeting for 1952 and was not actually released until July 4, 1953; it was later published in Frost’s last collection, In the Clearing. Adams’s label on the front cover of his archival folder dates this manuscript to November 1952, and there are sufficient variant readings to suggest that Frost was still revising the poem when he presented these leaves to Adams. Of particular note is line 3, which reads: "That was to make the New World newly great"; in the published version, this was changed to "That should have made the New World newly great", removing at once the undertone of potentiality in Frost’s stanza about the original settling of North America and replacing it with something more ironic. There are other stylistic variations throughout, as well as a number of obvious revisions. Together with a copy of the published greeting, which is illustrated with drawings by Howard Cook. One of 175 copies printed at the Spiral Press, and bearing Marguerite and Fred Melcher’s imprint. A fine manuscript with exceptional provenance, housed in an archival folder bearing Adams’s bookplate, which was designed by Rockwell Kent. (Crane B24).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Subjektive Fotografie 1 & 2

      Bruder Auer Verlag, Bonn, Germany 1952 - This is a very good hardcover set of both volumes with just light wear. No dust jackets. Volume 1, bound in tan cloth with titles in gilt on the spine (faded) and front cover (still bright). Volume 2, bound in black cloth with titles in white on front cover and spine. Both volumes completely clean inside, one volume has an old bookseller's ticket on the inside back cover (Wittenborn Books). Volume 1, published in 1952. Volume 2 in 1955. Text in English, French and German. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Fold-out lists of plates identifying the photographers. 12" high X 9" wide, 40 & 39 text pages + 112 plates in each volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La semaine des Hopitaux

      Expansion scientifique française 1952 - RO20003276: 26 volumes. Nombreuses illustrations noires et blanc.Relié par année. Dos façon cuir vert foncé , papier à la cuve. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 610-Sciences médicales. Médecine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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      HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA CA 1952 - On offer is an exceptional archive of original color slides [positives] featuring the most remarkable female beauty of the 20th century being Marilyn Monroe. Ms. Monroe is candidly captured during a rehearsal and live performance of Edgar Bergen's radio show October 26th, 1952. The writer of the show, featuring the internationally famed Bergen and his equally famous puppet Charlie McCarthy, was Mr. Zeno Klinker. Mr. Klinker, [the character Effie Klinker is named after the man] besides being a talented writer and comedian [his sister also a creative talent being the renowned Death Valley artist Orpha Klinker], was also a passionate photographer who photographed nearly every visiting actor, actress or celebrity on the Bergen show and at this particular broadcast he had direct access to Marilyn Monroe. She is absolutely ravishing and at the height of her beauty and appears to be having a sensational time. A number of group shots include Monroe, Bergen and other cast members. Collectors and historians of Monroe's life and career will recognize that as her star was ascending and she gaining some small influence due to her roles in 'The Asphalt Jungle' and 'All About Eve' at this broadcast of one of the most popular radio shows ever she was a mere three months before the 1953 film noir movie 'Niagara' would launch her to stardom. This archive is comprised of 42 different, unpublished images that have been stored for more than 50 years. Klinker captured two near identical photos of each image to use in a stereographic type viewer and create a 3-D effect so while there are 42 images they are meant to create 21 'stereoviews'. The color positives have sleeves that would slip into the stereo-viewer. There is no stereo-viewer with the archive. VG.

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      Rinehart & Co., New York 1952 - First Printing. Octavo; black textured paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in pale blue on spine; dustjacket; 247pp. Small bookplate to front pastedown, with a few pinpoint rubs to spine ends, else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly rubbed at extremities, with a faint, shallow stain to upper edge of rear panel; very Near Fine and the best we have seen, without a hint of fading to the sensitive pink color on the spine. Collection of 7 pseudonymously-written stories which first appeared in the pages of 'Argosy' and 'Dime Detective.' The story "All at Once, No Alice" served as the basis for the 1948 film noir 'The Return of the Whistler,' directed by Ross Lederman and starring Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, and Richard Lane. One of the scarcest Woolrich collections, and one that is seldom (if ever) seen in true collectors condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eyes That Watch You (First Edition)

      New York: Rinehart, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Laid in is a photocopy of a undated and rather personal letter from Woolrich to a friend (on Sheraton-Russell Hotel stationery from New York City), confessing some anxiety about what to do next with his life. & & One of the author's most difficult titles, a collection of stories assembled from earlier pulp appearances, normally found either with no jacket at all or with an extremely rough one. Basis for the 1948 film noir, "Return of the Whistler."& & Fine and unread in a bright, just about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is superior for this title, with only a touch of rubbing at the extremities, some nicking at the crown, and importantly, only a touch of the usual fading to the sensitive pink portion of the spine panel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy - Men at Arms - Officer's and Gentlemen & Unconditional Surrender - EACH OF THE THREE BOOKS - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Chapman & Hall, London 1952 - HARDBACKS - A very good set of books, each title has been signed by the author to the title page in fountain pen. The boards are clean with just a touch of fading to the spine of Officer's & Gentleman. The inner pages of all three books are clean with no foxing, and each title is tightly bound. There is written provenence in pencil to the front pastedown of each title, as to where and when the books where signed by the author. The dust wrappers are in very good condition. There is a little fading to the spine of men at Arms, but overall the wrappers are all clean and fresh with no price clipping to any of the dust wrappers. Overall, a nice set of signed books, very seldom offered for sale as a signed set. Please contact us, if you require detailed descriptions of any or all of the three signed titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY. SIGNED BY WAUGH. Men at Arms. - Officers and Gentlemen. - Unconditional Surrender.

      Chapman & Hall. London. 1952-61. - FIRST EDITIONS. Three volumes. 8vo. Signed by Evelyn Waugh on the title page of Unconditional Surrender. Very good, bright, clean copies. All three in the original dustwrappers, designed by Val Biro. All three wrappers complete with price intact. --- Men at Arms wrapper has minor rubbing to edges and a couple of small chips from the top and bottom of spine hinge corners. There are a couple of small closed tears to the edges. Overall a very good, bright and fresh example of this wrapper without any fading to the spine as is often found. --- Officers and Gentlemen wrapper has some foxing to the rear panel and white inner flaps but is overall a better than very good, bright and clean example without any fading or loss. ---Unconditional Surrender wrapper is fine without any flaws and no fading to the spine, a common fault with this book. The book is signed on the title page by Waugh in blue ink just below his printed name. A very good, bright set of this classic trilogy, all first editions and with Waugh's signature in the last volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy ~ Men At Arms/Officers and Gentlemen/Unconditional Surrender

      Chapman and Hall 1952 - A set of three first edition, first printings, the third volume signed by Evelyn Waugh. Comprising: ‘Men At Arms’ first UK edition 1952 – a fine book (one neat gift inscription to the front pastedown) in a near fine wrapper which is unclipped with some rubbing to coners and extremities – none of the usual heavy fading to the spine; ‘Officers and Gentlemen’ first UK edition 1955 – a near fine book (one small name/date to the ffep) in a near fine unclipped wrapper with has two closed tears to the front panel and is lightly rubbed in places; ‘Unconditional Surrender’ – first UK edition 1961 – a fine book SIGNED in pencil (a little smudged) by Evelyn Waugh to the title page, in a fine wrapper which has a trace of wear to the head of the spine. A superb set and rare with the third volume signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        DENNIS THE MENACE. Inscribed.

      Henry Holt & Company, New York 1952 - Ketcham, Hank. DENNIS THE MENACE. Inscribed. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1952. Glossy color illustrated white boards. First Edition of the First DTM book published. Thin 8vo., 64pp. A very good or better example of this benchmark cartoon character that has endured for over 50 years. Neatly signed & inscribed in black ink on the title page by Ketcham: "This book belongs to my Uncle John! Warm regards - Hank Ketcham 27 Oct. 1993 Monterey, Calif." Minor repair to the upper cover at the spine, otherwise a tight copy showing minor wear, replete with black & white illustrations throughout. Rarely found inscribed. In 1951, Ketcham started Dennis the Menace, the freckle-face scamp in droopy overalls whose mischievous childhood has endured for over 50 years, based on his own four-year-old son Dennis Ketcham. Ketcham was in his studio in October 1950, when his first wife, Alice Mahar, burst into the studio & complained that their four-year-old, Dennis, had wrecked his bedroom instead of napping. "Your son is a menace," she shouted. Within five months, 16 newspapers began carrying the adventures of the impish but innocent "Dennis the Menace". By May 1953, 193 newspapers in the United States & 52 abroad were carrying the strip to 30 million readers. In March, 2011, a half-century of the publication of Dennis the Menace cartoons was celebrated, with the panel running in 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries & 19 languages, amusing a worldwide audience. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        EAST OF EDEN

      NY: Viking Press, (1952) - First Edition, First State copy of the Nobel winner's classic, the novel he considered his magnum opus. A very near Fine copy in a better than Very Good dust jacket, redeemed perhaps in that it bears the bookplate of the legendary James Cagney. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        East of Eden

      Viking 1952 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that has benefitted from light professional restoration. The end result is a beautiful dustjacket that is rich in colors with no chips or tears. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition with the original dustjacket. Trades and offers welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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