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        Wisdom from Atlantis *SIGNED BY DR. RUTH B DROWN*

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

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        Woodcut from Petrouchka.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Phantom Song

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

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

      New York: "Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Verve Editions, Paris". [1952]. "First edition, folio, pp. 29, and 126 photographic illustrations (some double-page) on rectos and versos of 62 plates; dust jacket with 2 or 3 small black ink marks on front panel, and slight wear at edges, else generally a fine copy in original printed pictorial boards by Henri Matisse, repeated design on jacket. Laid in, as issued, is the 12-p. pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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        PARIGI 1615. PARIS 1615. Lettera sulla stranezza della moda e dei costumi Parigini. Illustrata da litografie originali di FABRIZIO CLERICI e tradotta in francese da Jacques Audiberti.

      Roma 1952 - Folio 38x33 cms - colourful printed wrappers housed in a matching slipcase. Half title, titles in French and Italian as is the text. Illustrated with 10 lithographs and with an extra suite of 10 lithographs after the text. ONE OF 10 COPIES (no 5) on Velin de Zerkall from an edition of 100. SIGNED on the Italian limitation leaf AND signed on the half title and dedicated to Maria Carmela (Viscountess Hambleden). Good copy of an Italian Surrealist work. FABRIZIO CLERICI- Italian Surrealist 1913-1993 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Parigi 1615. Lettera sulla stranezza della moda e dei costumi parigini. Illustrata da litografie originali di Fabrizio Clerici e tradotta in francese da Jacques Audiberti.

      Roma 1952 - pp. 54, a ff. sciolti su velin Zerkall a bordi intonsi, con num. e grandi litogr. in b/n, Rara e ricercata ediz. di 100 esempl. numer. e firm. dal celebre artista surrealista ed impressa al torchio di P. Fornasetti a Milano. Manca allo Jentsch. bross. alla francese con bella copert. in litogr. orig. a col., frontesp. a due col., testo italiano e francese.

      [Bookseller: Studio bibliografico LE MUSE]
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        Werke von Karl Kraus, : neu hrsg. v. Heinrich Fischer. 14 Bd. + 2 Supplementbde. + 1. ( vollständig ). Bd.1: Die dritte Walpurgisnacht, Bd.2: Die Sprache, Bd.3: Beim Wort genommen, Bd.4: Widerschein der Fackel, Bd.5: Die letzten Tage der Menschheit, Bd.5: Die letzten Tage der Menschheit, Bd.6: Literatur und Lüge, Bd. 7: Worte in Versen, Bd.8: Untergang der Welt, Bd.9: Unsterblicher Witz, Bd.10: Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung, Bd.11: Sittlichkeit und Kriminalität, Bd.12: Die chinesische Mauer, Bd.13: Weltgericht, Bd.14: Dramen, Supplemente: Shakespeares Dramen I+II, Shakespeares Sonette

      München, Kösel, 1952 - 1970. - 308, 447, 462, 433, 769, 355, 540, 454, 341, 434, 345, 300, 367, 496, 295, 416, 47 unpagin. S. Einbände etw. berieben, Papier unterschiedlich nachgedunkelt, auf Kopfschnitt von Supplementbd.2 kl. Kaffeefleck, sonst einwandfrei. Guter Zustand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 8° , Leinen (ohne Schutzumschl.) alles 1. Aufl., außer Bd. 2: 2., durch einige neue Stücke erg. Aufl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Blaeschke]
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      A Paris, Chez Pierre Bricage 1952 - Lithographies de Théo Van Elsen. Couverture, frontispice, 8 titres, 11 hors texte, 16 dans le texte et 1 dessin original en couleurs dédicacé. (Complet & Contrôlé) Édition tirée à 60 exemplaires et quelques exemplaires nominatifs. Celui-ci n°52 est enrichi d'un dessin original en couleurs avec envoi dédicacé de l'artiste sur la page de garde. A Paris, Chez Pierre Bricage 1952. Pages volantes sous couverture rempliée illustrée. Chemise avec titre au dos et étui toilés. Très bon état. Format in-4°(34x27). Edition illustrée Dédicacé par l'illustrateur

      [Bookseller: EURL Livres et Collections]
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      1952 - HOOVER, Herbert. THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: THE CABINET AND THE PRESIDENCY 1920-1933. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1952. First edition. Warmly inscribed by Hoover to former Massachusetts Governor Christian Herter on front flyleaf. xii + [2] + 405 pp. 8vo., blue cloth stamped in gilt. Minor shelfwear to heel and crown, else fine; in a worn dust jacket with light soil and nicks and small closed tears at edges, front flap price-clipped, some tape reinforcement to reverse. Very good overall, with a nice association.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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      New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1952. - 252pp. 8vo. Original cloth in price-clipped dustwrapper, short tear to upper panel, minor wear to extremities. An otherwise very good copy. . First US edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grant's Bookshop]
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        Elogios al Santíssimo Sacramento, a la Cruz Santíssima, y a la Purissima Virgen María Señora Nuestra. Al Serenissimo Señor Infante, y Cardenal de España, por. / Edición presentada (y dirigida) por Antonio Perez Gomez

      - EDICION LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- Valencia: La Fonte que Mana y Corre, (Talleres de Tipografía Moderna), 1952.- [2 h.] + 8 h., 60 folios de la reedición + [1 h.]: Portada facsímil de la original; 4º (24,6 cm.); Excelente impresión sobre papel de hilo verjurado; Magnífica encuadernación en Plena Piel Chagrén verde intenso, rueda dorada en tapas, lomo dorado y con 5 nervios, cabeza pintada, consrva las cubiertas originales.- (La Fonte que Mana y Corre).- Es una reedición de la que fué impresa en "Madrid, En la Imprenta del Reyno, Año de 1630". Ha sido compuesta a mano en los Talleres de la Tipografía Moderna con caracteres Bodoni, especialmente hecha para bibliófilos, bajo el cuidado de María Amparo y Vicente Soler. Ha sido dirigida por Antonio Pérez Gómez. Edición limitada de 209 ejemplares sobre papel de hilo ahuesado, verjurado, SIENDO ESTE EL Nº 58, además otros seis marcados de I al VI, y diez sobre papel Royal Annam, marcados de A a J.- RARISIMA EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO, MAGISTRALMENTE ENCUADERNADA Y EN IMPECABLE ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        EAST OF EDEN

      Heinemann London 1952 - 1st British Edition. First state of the true first regular edition, with the incorrect version of "bite" instead of "bight" on line 23, page 244. This copy of the book is in frankly brilliant condition because the talented and sensitive book binder, Andrew Sims, has taken what was always regarded as a cheap and disappointing piece of book production and given it a fabulous Fine Binding. It is in full red leather, with gilt titling, five raised bands, and stunning hand marbled endpapers. The text block has been gilded on all three edges. This transforms the original tatty book into a resplendent heirloom standard volume, as befits this wonderful novel. "The subject is the only one man has ever used as his theme - the existence, the balance, the battle, and the victory in the permanent war between wisdom and ignorance, light and darkness - good and evil." (John Steinbeck). This novel was made into the fine Elia Kazan movie, which established its young star, James Dean, as a brilliant and hugely iconic actor. Utterly collectable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE BOOKSNIFFER]
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        From Major Jordan's Diaries *Signed and Inscribed By Author to Radio Personality Mary Margaret McBride*

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. Hardcover. 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. . Good. 1952. First Edition.

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        Calling All Forces: Series 2, Episode 12

      Np [BBC], London 1952 - 39 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Lower right corner missing from title page, not affecting text. Edgeworn and age-toned, pencilled deletions and amendments scattered through the script. First edition. ALAN SIMPSON'S COPY OF THE SECOND EVER GALTON AND SIMPSON SCRIPT, WITH HIS PENCILLED OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE ('Alan'), DELETIONS AND AMENDMENTS. Series Two, Episode Twelve, first broadcast 30 June 1952. Galton and Simpson had been given their break in late 1951, when producer Dennis Main Wilson hired them to write the final episodes of a Derek Roy vehicle called Happy-Go-Lucky. The 60-minute variety show had been a total disaster, and since it was impossible to make it any worse it proved an ideal place for the pair to begin their careers. Among the supporting cast of Happy-Go-Lucky were Benny Hill, Dick Emery, Graham Stark.and a 27-year-old Tony Hancock. Hancock's segment of the show was scripted by others, but a Galton and Simpson sketch featuring Benny Hill and Frances King as squabbling children had caught his attention, and the following year he asked the duo to write him a piece for him to perform on Worker's Playtime. Shortly after that, Galton and Simpson found themselves writing Calling All Forces (a show Hancock and Charlie Chester had taken over from Ted Ray) and the partnership which would go on to produce Hancock's Half Hour was born. Galton and Simpson wrote the last three episodes of Happy-Go-Lucky -- but other scriptwriters were also providing material for that show. The first script to be broadcast written entirely by them was Series Two, Episode Eleven of Calling All Forces, transmitted on 23 June 1952 -- which makes the script offered here, broadcast the following week, the second. It carries Simpson's pencilled name on the title page, and his occasional amendments throughout. (It's testament to the tautness of Galton and Simpson's writing, even in the early years, that there are relatively few of these). A stunning survivor from the beginning of one of the most important partnerships in the history of British comedy.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Contribution à une théorie de l'architecture.

      André Wahl 1952 - - André Wahl, Paris 1952, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés sur pur fil du Marais, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Très bel et rare exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Small archive of correspondence

      First. Three Typed Letters Signed, and one Autograph Letter Signed, all from James T. Farrell to Eleanor Anderson, the widow of author Sherwood Anderson, dated between 1952 and 1954. The holograph letter is on cheap paper and is quite browned and has a few small chips, the others are fine. Friendly letters, on a variety of subjects including Sherwood Anderson, a UAW convention, Farrell's essays and other incidentals. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sonatina in G Major. For Anne Field

      No place, Christmas, , 1952. Folio. Pp 6. White wove paper lined in six double staves, with plain front wrapper titled in ink by Burgess. Wire stitched. Housed in a blue cloth ribbon tied chemise by The Chelsea Bindery titles to front gilt. Worn at fold with old repair newly conserved. Some signs of damp in a small area slightly effecting three of four notes. Some further edge wear. Holograph music manuscript comprising the complete Sonatina written by Burgess as a Christmas gift to his first wife. Titled and annotated by him and signed at the end with the rare complete form of his signature John Burgess Wilson. Burgess famously wanted more than anything to be considered a composer and the present score comes some 6 years before his first published work of fiction. He wrote two books on music including his "Musical Autobiography" This Man And Music in which he boasts of his greatest work the "unplayable" Guitar concerto. Manuscript versions of his compositions are very scarce indeed - only one has appeared at auction in the past 35 years. We cannot imagine a more personally motivated example as this.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typescript]: First Draft of Final Version of Camino Real [with Revisions]

      1952 - Carbon typescript. Quarto. 140pp. Sheets bradbound in the blue "Liebling-Wood" folder of Williams's agent, Audrey Wood. The light blue wrappers moderately worn with tears at the extremities, very good plus. A drama that was expanded from Williams's one-act play, *Ten Blocks on the Camino Real*, after Elia Kazan showed interest in the original story. It debuted on March 15, 1953, and was the first of Williams's plays to feature fantasy elements with a story that follows various literary characters, such as Don Quixote and Casanova, trying to escape an isolated and unidentified Spanish town. This copy, which is divided into 14 blocks instead of the 16 of the final published version, includes a note at the bottom of the first page that reads: "This draft to be kept 'under cover' - only for Audrey Wood, Kazan, and possible producer. T.W."This first draft of the final version but with 23 pages of inserts and revisions scattered throughout the play, most notable are four pages affecting character interaction in the final scene, but retaining the original final draft ending. This version was produced around the time of a November 17, 1952 letter from Kazan to Williams outlining his thoughts on the play. It still includes are the characters Mr. Big and Miss Small but none of the additional lines for the Kilroy character, as suggested by Kazan and played by Eli Wallach, or Esmeralda's prayer in the final scene that sums up the play's message and showcases Williams at his most poetic.Unfortunately, none of these changes worked because the play received some of the worst reviews of Williams's career. One of the harshest comments came from *New York Herald Tribune* theater critic Walter Kerr who said "Williams is our greatest playwright and this is his worst play." Needless to say, the play did not do well, running for only eight weeks and 60 performances. A revival was produced in 1970 by director Jules Irving with Al Pacino, Jessica Tandy, and Susan Tyrrell with similar results. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Illustrated Man

      Rupert Hart-Davis, London 1952 - Red hardback with silver print on spine. Minor bumping to edges of spine and top outside corner of front board. PO's library stamp on ffep (in blue ink). Half-title page has author signature with personalized inscription: "For Charlotte Tufts! Best From Ray Bradbury" (This book was purchased from the estate of Mrs. Tufts who I knew personally). Pages are tight; clean/unmarked. 192 pages. DJ is a light blue with black and white illustration. Title of book is at top of front DJ and is in white and black with author's name in black at bottom of front DJ. Small pieces missing from top and bottom ends of spine. Fading/browning to spine. Bumping along top edges of DJ. Jackst design by John Minton. DJ not price clipped (IIs. 6d. net). Though not stated, this appears to be a First UK Edition. Very Good/Fair grading is probably lower than actual condition, but I try to be conservative on a book of this price. Pictures available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Village Books]
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        Three Bear Witness

      Secker and Warburg 1952 - A mint copy of the variant yellow cloth with red lettering ,in a mint wrapper ,a wonderful copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Manuscript archive for his final novel, TIME AND TIME AGAIN

      [Long Beach, Ca, ca. 1952-3] - 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 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Harry Truman Presidential Appointment

      1952 - Signed Presidential appointment to a UN agency for Palestinian relief. February 21, 1952 [23"x19"] Presidential Appointment".Edwin A. Locke, Jr of New York Representative of the United States of America on the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East."Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), Thirty-third President of the United States. A Missouri native, Truman was first elected to public office in 1922, winning a judge's seat of the Jackson County Court. After serving several terms, Truman was elected to the Senate in 1934, and in 1940 gained national attention for his chairmanship of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, which was eventually nicknamed "The Truman Committee." Truman continued his political rise in 1944; he was elected Vice-President as FDR's running mate. After only 82 days in the White House, Truman was thrust into the Presidency when FDR died unexpectedly. His inheritance was a world at war. Germany had surrendered, but Japan refused to give up the battle. Truman, in a desperate move to avoid having to invade the Japanese mainland, ordered the deployment of two atomic bombs. They were dropped on August 6 and August 9, 1945. Japan surrendered on August 14, 1945. As President, Truman waged an undeclared war on the Soviet Union, drafting the "Truman Doctrine", which proclaimed the United States' willingness to provide aid to countries resisting communism. And the Marshall Plan sought to strengthen the European economy in the hopes that this, too, would prevent the spread of Soviet influence. He also brought United States troops into the Korean War (1950-1953). In addition to his cold war activities, Truman's administration expanded the New Deal, and promoted Civil Rights initiatives.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, three volume set

      Cassell and Company Ltd., London 1952 - This is a full, first edition, first printing set of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. His soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has ever known. 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. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. Further, the books measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. These sets have become quite scarce in the original dust jackets. Here is a very good first printing set in very good plus first printing dust jackets. The dust jackets are entirely complete. We note no losses or tears and the front flaps are unclipped, still retaining their original prices. Wear is trivial, confined to extremities. What prevents our grading these dust jackets as fine is slight toning of the spines and modest spotting, most evident at the flap folds. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The books beneath are in very good condition. The navy blue cloth bindings are square, tight, and clean with nicely rounded spines, bright gilt, and sharp corners. The only exterior flaw noted is a faint (hardly noticeable) suggestion of some mottling of the covers - likely resulting from the same spotting that affects the dust jackets. The contents are bright and tight. Spotting appears confined to the endpapers, prelims and page edges. The sole previous ownership marks we find are a small previous owner name and address sticker affixed to the upper left pastedown of each volume. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blumenstillleben. Farblithographie. 1952. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert.

      . 47,5 : 35,5 auf Bütten 50 : 38,7 cm..

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Arsenal V Newcastle United 1952 (f.a. Cup Final) Football Programme

      1952 - Official programme for the 1952 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Newcastle United. Signed in ink to the centrepages by the full Newcastle United team - Mitchell, G.Robledo, Milburn, Foulkes, Walker, E.Robledo, Brennan, Harvey, McMichael, Simpson and Cowell. Spine sl split with and rusting around the staples. Vertical fold down the middle, corners sl dog-eared. Score added in ink to front cover. Signatures clean and bright. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Farrar Starus and Young, New York 1952 - Shaw, Artie. THE TROUBLE WITH CINDERELLA. [An Outline of Identity]. Presentation Copy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1952. Inscribed. 8vo., 394pp. First Edition of Artie Shaw's iconic autobiography, "The Trouble With Cinderella." Gilt-stamped black cloth. A very good or better example in the extremely uncommon original dustwrapper that has a bit of neat archival restoration primarily at the extemities of the spine [some old clear tape on the verso]. Very neatly inscribed on the front free endpaper in blue-black fountain pen: "For Larry - Don't you see? That's the whole idea of the goddamn show! Sincerely, Artie Shaw, 1/14/53." Larry was Larry Lowenstein, a famous public relations persona of the early days of television & radio, & the author of "Famous People Who Knew Me." He represented such personalities as Arthur Godfrey, Dinah Shore, Joyce Brothers & others. "Shaw was a jazz clarinetist, composer & one of the greatest Big-Bandleaders of the 1940s. His song "Begin the Beguine " was wildly successful & became a symbol of the Swing era. He was the first white bandleader to hire a full-time black female singer when he hired Billie Holiday in 1938. Shaw was eccentric & intellectual, & had a tumultuous personal life which included eight marriages, including Ava Gardner, Evelyn Keyes & Lana Turner. A difficult man, he wrote this candid & witty autobiography, concluding that the trouble with Cinderella is that nobody ever lives happily ever after." A terrific copy in a custom TBCL gilt-labled slipcase in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      266 Páginas. EDICION DEL AUTOR., Orense 1952 - LIBRO MUY RARO. Size: 4º.ilustrado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA CLIO]
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        Archive of Autograph Material

      1952-1958. First. A small group of three Autograph Letters Signed and one Photograph Postcard Signed from Georgia O'Keeffe, with two original mailing envelopes. All the correspondence is to Eleanor Anderson, the fourth and final wife of the author Sherwood Anderson, who was busily engaged in compiling her late husband's letters for publication and had extensive correspondence with many of his friends and colleagues. Overall near fine or better with the letters folded from mailing. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Framed Photograph Signed]: Alexander of Tunis (Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis)

      1952 - Original silver gelatin print. Measures approximately 10" x 13". In a wood and glass frame measuring approximately 12" x 15.5", with a small brass heraldic arms fastened to the top of the frame. Signed by Karsh in pencil and Alexander of Tunis in ink. Overall dampstain to the margins not affecting the image, Alexander's ink signature is partially faded, else good in a good frame with scattered surface scratches to the wood. A famous photograph of Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, a prominent British military commander in both World Wars, and the 17th Governor General of Canada. Taken by Karsh in 1952, when Alexander was named 1st Earl of Tunis. Alexander of Tunis rose to prominence during the First World War, receiving numerous honors and decorations; in the Second World War he commanded the 15th Army Group in Sicily and Italy, and was made Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean. A scarce photograph likely from the family estate, as the custom wood frame and arms matches that used to frame Karsh's photograph of Margaret Alexander of Tunis from 1947.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Typed Letter, signed ("F. LL. W. Frank!") to Lewis Mumford

      n.p. [Spring Green, Wisconsin], february 20, 1952 - An affectionate, conversational, and at times pointed, letter to Wright's friend and champion, architectural critic Lewis Mumford. Wright playfully addresses Mumford as "Llewis" and begins the letter with high praise: "I can't tell you how good it was to be with you again in spirit as well as the bodily presence which is essentially the same vital Llewis. The amazing comprehension, as of the earlier days of our friendship, is still vibrant. You were never so much the critic as the creative writer, champion of cultural causes - Llewis. Little good our journalistic sort of critics do our Causes. Even less harm they do to evil ones than good to noble ones because radio, press, and print crawl with them like flies on a window pane. So goes everything we have - prolix but not prolific. We are getting too enormous for a Democracy. Unless we create for ourselves our own eddy in some swirl of the backwater we are washed out and away with the current into internationalism and the commonplace." The rest of the letter concerns various offers that Wright has received from editors interested in publishing his writing, with the noted irony that he was offered more for his work in the early days of his career, when the magazine industry was more robust - " - I guess the magazines are not far from [dead]? Except for advertising." 8vo. 2 pp. typed on oblong Taliesen stationery, with some ink corrections. Prior fold, paperclip stain, else fine in custom red cloth folding box [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        MAD Volume 1, Number 1

      EC (Entertaining Comics), New York 1952 - Comic Book. Standard Format and Size. First Edition. First Issue. Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman with color interior illustration. Without page numbers. VERY FINE. Cover and interior pages bright, not discolored and completely unmarked. Binding tight and centerfold completely attached. On front cover two small stress marks - one from each staple. Top edge of comic has some rubbing and slight bump to top left cover. Without tears or chips to front or back covers. One page with small chip (1/4" deep) to top (page 5 of Bill Elder story). Chip is due to uncut page from binding process. Appears that next page was attached, but second page is without chips or tears. Appears to have been read very little. Lays flat and cover is glossy . Additional photos available upon request. All comics carefully wrapped and sent boxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tree Frog Fine Books and Graphic Arts]
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      np: NP. 1952. "1 drawing. Accompanying was a letter describing the genealogy of the drawing, ""The ""Nights of Horror"" series was drawn by a gifted artist, whom it was my good luck to meet in person in 1952 and who graciously sold me his original drawings, some of which were even inspired by my suggestions. Naturally I spent a small fortune for those drawings, but I have always felt very happy to own them during the past 18 years."" Despite the curious note, the art does not resemble the work of Joe Schuster, co-creator of Superman, who drew the Nights of Horror serials depicted in Craig Yoe's 2008 book Secret Identity." 5"" X 8"", ink and gouache on paper. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Alta-Glamour Inc.]
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        Typed Letter Signed to Earl B. Dickerson

      1952. Two page Typed Letter Signed with handwritten emendations in the text, to Earl B. Dickerson, urging him to run with Vincent Hallinan on the Progressive Party ticket for Vice-President of the United States. On his official letterhead: "Color and Democracy Colonies and Peace" as Vice-Chairman, Council on African Affairs, dated Feb. 12, 1952. Quarto. Housed in a dark red quarter morocco and cloth clamshell case. Earl Dickerson was the first African-American graduate from the University of Chicago and a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement who sat beside Martin Luther King, Jr. during his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Dickerson was greatly influenced by The Souls of Black Folk in his youth, and he eventually met W.E.B. Du Bois through their mutual involvement in the NAACP. In this letter Du Bois attempts to convince Dickerson to run for Vice-President on the Progressive Party ticket, and Du Bois also anticipates the social movements of the 1960s. It is worth noting that the only published monograph on Dickerson's life, Earl B. Dickerson: A Voice for Freedom and Equality, makes no mention of Dickerson being considered for the Progressive Party's Vice-Presidential nomination. This is an important and otherwise unknown aspect of Dickerson's career as a political activist. .

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