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        INVISIBLE MAN.

      New York: Random House, [1952] - Octavo, two-part cloth. First edition. Ellison's first book. Winner of the 1953 National Book Award for fiction. Possibly the best American novel of the twentieth century. Slight inward spine roll, small, faint tape ghosts at top and bottom of each free endpaper, except for which, an otherwise fine copy (with white spine lettering intact and bright) in near fine dust jacket trimmed 3/8ths of an inch shorter than the book. Overall, a nice copy. (#110131) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Invisible Man

      Random House, New York 1952 - " Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life". It is a story of campus life for the hero on a small southern college and then to NYC and Harlem. book is fine.Original jacket is VG 2 large chips at spine top and one large chip at bottom of spine, also a large chip 1/2"x1/2" over the N in invisible and modest wear to extremities, jacket is price clipped. A wonderful and rare collectible. Internally unmarked and now Mylar protected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oshtemo Book Sellers]
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        Men and Angels

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1952 - The scarcest of all Cadell titles. Red cloth titled in black on spine. Tight and square, only slightest of wear to boards, name in front, light foxing in edges and endpapers and prelims 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Mainly Fiction]
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        The Thurber Album

      Sime and Schuster 1952 - Published in New York by Simon and Schuster in 1952. First Printing stated on copyright page. This copy is INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper, "Merry Christmas to (illegible), both Helen and Jim" Book near fine except for light foxing on binding, light sun damage on top edge of covers, and slight wear at ends of spine and corners. DJ very good, some water damage, rubbing on front and spine, small tears at top rear corner, bottom of front, and head of spine, and price-clipped. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Arabian Highlands

      Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, published for the Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C. , 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine, Saudi Arabian coat of arms gilt to the upper board. 32 plates, 6 maps and diagrams, two folding bound in, one large folding map in an end-pocket. Jacket somewhat tanned and chipped, spine with a tide-mark, corresponding faint damp-stain to the cloth, but the contents clean throughout. First edition. Account of Philby's two great journeys into the highlands in the south-west corner of Arabia, made in 1932 and 1937-7. A monumental work, important, and far from common.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ahmal and the Night Visitors

      Whittlesey House [McGraw Hill], New York 1952 - Excellent copy. Accompanying the book is a short tls describing the difficulties encountered in getting Mr. Menotti's inscription. Very cool! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BROOKLYN BOOKS]
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        Rocky Marciano V Harry Matthews 1952

      1952 - Official souvenir program for the Heavyweight fight between Rocky Marciano and Harry "The Kid" Matthews at Yankee Stadium, New York City, July 28 1952. Marciano won with a second round KO. Original illustrated wrappers, nr mint condition. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Letters to Grant Richards

      Printed by Guido Morris for the Peacock Press, [Hurst, Berkshire], 1952. Octavo. Original marbled paper boards, white paper title label to upper board printed in black, edges untrimmed, postscript label pasted to rear pastedown as issued. Minor offsetting from the label at end, a single and very light mark to lower margin of one leaf, tip with just a trace of rub but an excellent copy of a book rather prone to wear. First edition, sole printing. One of just 200 numbered copies issued by the great bookseller George Sims and Corvine specialist under his Peacock Press imprint.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ohne Titel. 2. [Original Ölfarbe / original colored oil paint].

      0 - Victor Popov geboren 1952 in Kasachstan, studierte Kunst in Lemberg. Er ist seit 1980 freier Künstler. Victor Popov lebt und arbeitet in Düsseldorf. Farbiges Original-Ölbild auf Büttenpapier, von Victor Popov signiert. Rückseitig ebenfalls Ölbild von Popov. Maße Blatt: 29,4 x 20,9 cm. Sehr guter Zustand. Original colored oil paint on paper, signed by Victor Popov. Backside is a oil paint by Popov too. Measure sheet: 29,4 x 20,9 cm. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Manuscript archive for his final novel, TIME AND TIME AGAIN

      [Long Beach, Ca, ca. 1952-3]. 4to. A substantial archive, consisting of heavily corrected original and carbon typescripts, clean typescripts, and two sets of galleys (one corrected) as below. In grey cloth drop box with black leather label . Hilton's last novel, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, was published in the UK and the US in 1953, the year prior to his premature death while resident in California. The archive includes the following: a) a lot of working typescript drafts on various stocks, very heavily revised and corrected throughout in ink, totaling some five hundred or more leaves, quarto, paginated variously in different sequences, with scores of lettered and numbered inserts, representing preliminary drafts of the work through its conclusion, often featuring multiple variant drafts of certain sections; b) another contiguous typescript, 341 numbered leaves, plus many lettered inserts, more lightly worked over in ink by the author, but occasionally bearing substantial revisions and deletions; c) a relatively clean carbon typescript of the first part only, 158 leaves, bearing only a handful of corrections, bradbound in term-binder, with label, and author's handwritten name and address on title leaf; d) two sets of galleys: one set of long, untrimmed galleys, denoted the author's duplicate set, and a set of roughly trimmed page proofs, with the author's occasional corrections or revisions

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Full of Life

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1952. Octavo. Original light green cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Top corner of front board faintly bumped, very light fading to edges of boards, contents very faintly toned. An excellent copy in the scarce jacket which is lightly chipped and tanned at the spine panel. First edition, first printing, of the author's novel which he adapted as a screenplay for the 1957 eponymous comedy starring Judy Holliday.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Player Piano

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. Paperback. Good. First Edition. Paperback. 295pp. Softcover. 8vo. Pale green stiff paper cover wraps, soiled and mottled. Corners bumped, with some losses at head and tail of spine, light splitting of front hinge. Text from two jacket flaps pasted in to front endpapers, with previous owner's name and penciled prices/notations present (text otherwise clean). One of only 25 to 30 advance review copies were produced of Player Piano, his first book. A good copy of a rare Vonnegut gem.

      [Bookseller: Underground Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons , 1952. 1st illustrated edition; Scribner's code number: A-9.60[Q]. Hardcover. Fine/Good with chipping at bottom edge of cover; three small tears at top of front cover, Two small tears at back cover top. Small fold at bottom. Protective mylar cover.. Illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction won in May 1952. The Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

      [Bookseller: civilizingbooks]
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        PEOPLE OF THE DEER

      Atlantic Little Brown, Boston 1952 - Mowat, Farley. PEOPLE OF THE DEER. Boston: Atlantic Little Brown, 1952. First Edition. Presentation Copy. 8vo., 352pp. A stunning copy of the author's first book. Fine in like sharp, fresh dustwrapper. Publisher's green boards, map endpapers. Inscribed on the half title to the recipients & Signed & Dated in 1987. A stunning premium copy. $1800 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Menopause

      RANDOM HOUSE, NY 1952 - spine and around edges of book sunfaded, bookplate to inside front cover, browning around page edges DATE PUBLISHED: 1952 EDITION: FIRST PRINTING 198 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER

      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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER

      New York Macmillan Company 1952 - First American edition, first printing. Illustrated throughout by Pauline Baynes, including the frontispiece plan of the Dawn Treader. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth decorated on the upper and lettered on the spine cover in navy, in the original dustjacket. xiv, 175 pp. A very good copy of the book, the textblock essentially fine, the blue cloth just lightly mellowed, the jacket handsome in spite of some typical edgewear and a few chips and wrinkles. A HANDSOME COPY IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. One of Lewis’ immensely popular books in the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ series. Over the years since publication the Narnia books have joined "Oz", "Alice" and "Winnie" and ‘Middle-Earth" as a favorite ‘holiday’ spot for imaginative children. This title chronicles the voyage of the Dawn Treader, the first Narnian ship to be built since the Golden Age, which was commissioned by King Caspian, so that he might sail beyond the Lone Islands and on to the unknown Eastern Ocean to seek the Seven Great Lords. It is the third of the seven Narnia books and features a second return to the Narnia world by Edmund and Lucy Pevensie. There is an interesting manuscript note on the front free-fly noted Boston art and archetecture author Douglass Shand-Tucci commenting on his purchase of this first edition to celebrate events in the publication of his 1995 book "Boston Bohemia" on the life and architecture of Ralph Adams Cram. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Alfred A. Knopf at 60

      [No place]: Privately printed (designed by W.A. Dwiggins). September 12, 1952. First. First edition. Fine in fine original unprinted acetate dustwrapper in about fine cardboard slipcase. One of 250 copies. A festschrift volume celebrating Knopf's 60th birthday with essays by Dwiggins, H.L. Mencken, B.W. Huebsch, John Hersey and others. This copy Signed by Mencken and dated by him in 1952, in his post-stroke hand. Mencken has suffered a stroke in 1948 which left him largely incapacitated, and very few, if any, other copies of this title signed by him exist (in an online search we could find only one other post-1948 book offered for sale signed by him - that book published in early 1949). Rare thus. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        VIAJES DE EXTRANJEROS POR ESPAÑA Y PORTUGAL. III Tomos. I: DESDE LOS TIEMPOS MÁS REMOTOS HASTA FINES DEL SIGLO XVI. II: SIGLO XVII. III: SIGLO XVIII. Recopilación, traducción, prólogo y notas por J. García Mercadal

      - Madrid. Sánchez Leal, Bolaños, Nebrija. Aguilar. 1952-59-62. Tres volúmenes. In 8º mayor, 1629pp, 1446pp, 1750pp. Láminas fotograbadas en negro fuera de texto, éste a doble columna. Piel editorial estampada, tipos dorados, cinta punto de lectura, simil papel de arroz, cortes decorados para primer volumen, tintados para el segundo. Notas al texto a pie de página. Contiene índice onomástico y geográfico. Ejemplar en excelente estado de conservación. CCPB000604469-7.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros

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        An Address Delivered . . . At The Seventeenth Annual Meeting of Delta Council.

      Cleveland, Miss. Delta State Teachers College Campus 1952 - First edition. The text of a speech by Faulkner, printed with his permission. According to Petersen, Faulkner agreed to speak to the Delta Council, which was composed of 3000 farmers and businessmen from an eighteen-county area, because he needed the $400 speaker's fee to buy a jeep. In the speech, he criticizes federal welfare programs and calls for a return to personal responsibility in the manner of "the old tough durable fathers," much as Emerson had done in the nineteenth century. Bound in the original green wrappers. A few small water spots to the front cover, else a fine copy of a rare Faulkner item. (Massey 832; Petersen A33). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Le Pur et l'impur dans la pensée des Grecs d'Homère à Aristote.

      - Klincksieck (Etudes & Commentaires, t. XI), Paris, 1952, gr. in-8, br., 449 p. Edition Originale. Bon ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Chemin des philosophes]
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        EAST OF EDEN (Inscribed First Edition)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First edition. Very Good +/Very Good +. A rare association copy of the first trade edition. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Pat Broun with great pleasure John Steinbeck New York 1952." Pat (Patricia) Broun worked for the New Yorker magazine during the 50s. She was the stepdaughter of Heywood Broun, Algonquin Round Table member and famed left-wing journalist. Heywood Broun's support for the underprivileged classes in New York would have resonated with Steinbeck's own political views. & & A Very Good+ copy of the book with bumps to the front boards and a scrape along the page block, minor wear at the extremities and the spine toned. In a Very Good+ jacket also with wear at the extremities and minor, overall age toning. The book that Steinbeck felt was his masterpiece, stating "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this." The basis for the 1955 Elia Kazan film starring Julie Harris, James Dean and Raymond Massey. Very Good + in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Borrowers

      London: Dent,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in bright blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial onlay of the frontispiece set within a keyhole blocked in gilt, decoration to turn-ins, cream endpapers with the originals bound in at front, gilt edges. Illustrated by Diana Stanley. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. Winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal, on the 70th anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007, The Borrowers was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Old Scrolls Book Shop]
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        Ancient Chinese Bronzes of the Shang and Chou Dynasties, An Illustrated Catalogue of the van Heusden Collection

      Tokyo, Japan, 1952. This is copy no. 216 of the first edition, privately published in an edition of 1000 copies, signed and sealed by the author. Printed and presumed bound in Japan. Green buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and archaic design to the front board and lettering to the spine. Exceptionally clean binding. 12 x 8.5 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With color frontispiece, and xi and 193 numbered pages of text, interspersed with drawings and illustrations, and with LXIIIl monochrome plates accompanied by detailed notes. Most of the plates with tissue guards and the tissue guards generally in pristine condition. The plates on medium-weight, matte stock. No remainder marks. Tiny sticker from previous bookseller neatly pasted to the front pastedown. The rear hinge with the over-paper splitting here and there, a cosmetic issue only. Else a very clean copy, and quite tight. Very gently read. A Very Good Plus copy. All in all a lovely copy of an extremely scarce work featuring bronzes dating from the 2nd millennium B.C. until the dawn of the Christian era.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        THE ROLLING STONES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1952]. Octavo,. cloth.. Mild bruises to lower corner tips, small owner's inked name at top. edge of front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in bright, near fine. first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with. touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, two short closed. tears along upper spine folds professionally mended by a paper. conservationist, and a faint horizontal crease at top edge of rear. panel. A nice copy of one of the more elusive Heinlein books written. for young adults published during the 1950s. (#113342). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        THE LOVECRAFT COLLECTORS LIBRARY: SELECTED ESSAYS [First and Second Series], SELECTED POETRY [First and Second Series], THE AMATEUR JOURNALIST, BIBLIOGRAPHIES and COMMENTARIES

      North Tonawanda, New York: SSR Publications,. 1952-1955. Large octavo, seven volumes,. mimeographed from typewritten copy, printed wrappers, stapled.. A legendary -- and very fragile -- production, with covers and text. paper on very poor pulp-like paper stock. As is usually the case, the. text paper is darkened and covers are tanned, but this is a. remarkable, nearly fine set. Individual issues are hard to come by,. complete sets are rare, especially in this condition. (#108496). First edition. Limited to 75 numbered sets, this being copy number 24. All published. Joshi I-A-28-a, III-B-35, and II-C-27.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Bacchus, pièce en trois actes

      Paris, Gallimard 1952 - Livre épuisé 18,8 x 12 cm, broché, 218 pp. Condition : Edition originale . L'un des 30 ex. num. du tirage de tête imprimés sur Hollande (le nôtre l'un des 5 hors commerce). Parfait état. En grande partie non coupé. 200g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., 1952.. 180:240 mm. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren.. Brustbild Cocteaus beim Signieren eines Blattes. Mit eh. Zusatz &quote;Herzlich&quote;. Photographie: F. Timpe, München.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Rancho Notorious (Original poster)

      RKO Radio Pictures, Los Angeles, CA 1952 - American one sheet film poster for the 1952 singing Western, "Rancho Notorious," directed by Fritz Lang, written for the screen by Silvia Richards and Daniel Taradash, and starring Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, and Mel Ferrer. Probably Fritz Lang's most eccentric film, a wonderful, blazing Technicolor Western, with a narrative that is sung rather than told. Very Good plus or better, with small faint tape shadows at extremities, a single closed tear, and a few small cello tape repairs at the verso. Very bright overall. Stamped at the verso as follows: "RANCHO / NOTORIOUS / 1-SHT." Folded, 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 centimeters). Scarce.Neibaur 684.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The old man and the sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Prima edizione (First Edition, First Printing "A"). ril tela, sovrac (cloth, DJ). Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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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. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Spine rolled, tape residue to the boards, stains to the rear boards, tips worn, internally fine. A very good copy in the excellent, bright jacket, that has some nicks to the extremities and a short closed tear to the rear panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        JUDGMENT NIGHT

      Gnome Press, New York 1952 - Signed by Moore on he title page. A collection of stories all of which appeared in Astounding. Chalker, The Science-Fantasy Publishers, pg 199. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 4, 3-130. Bound in original light blue cloth with lettering on the spine in red. Fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with three tiny tears. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER

      New York: Macmillan Company, 1952. First American edition, first printing. Illustrated throughout by Pauline Baynes, including the frontispiece plan of the Dawn Treader. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original blue cloth decorated on the upper and lettered on the spine cover in navy, in the original dustjacket. xiv, 175 pp. A very good copy of the book, the textblock essentially fine, the blue cloth just lightly mellowed, the jacket handsome in spite of some typical edgewear and a few chips and wrinkles. A HANDSOME COPY IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. One of Lewis&#146; immensely popular books in the &#145;Chronicles of Narnia&#146; series. Over the years since publication the Narnia books have joined &#147;Oz&#148;, &#147;Alice&#148; and &#147;Winnie&#148; and &#145;Middle-Earth&#148; as a favorite &#145;holiday&#146; spot for imaginative children.<br> This title chronicles the voyage of the Dawn Treader, the first Narnian ship to be built since the Golden Age, which was commissioned by King Caspian, so that he might sail beyond the Lone Islands and on to the unknown Eastern Ocean to seek the Seven Great Lords. It is the third of the seven Narnia books and features a second return to the Narnia world by Edmund and Lucy Pevensie.<br> There is an interesting manuscript note on the front free-fly noted Boston art and archetecture author Douglass Shand-Tucci commenting on his purchase of this first edition to celebrate events in the publication of his 1995 book "Boston Bohemia" on the life and architecture of Ralph Adams Cram.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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