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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1952. Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo. Original light brown linen, titles to spine and front board in black and light blue, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. Extremities slightly rubbed, text block a touch strained but still firm, light stains to text block, mainly to margin but occasionally affecting text. A very good copy in a price-clipped, gently toned jacket with a few small nicks. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the illustrator on the half-title: "For Debbie with best wishes, sincerely Garth Williams".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bird-Dieties in China

      Ascona: Artibus Asiae, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brick cloth lettered in gilt. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 191 pages in text. Folio, 32 x 24 cm. Limited edition, copy 18 of 350. Sixty-one full page plates. extensive List of References, Index of Subjects and Places. In myths from China and Japan, the phoenix does not emerge from a fire but instead causes itself to be reborn during times of good fortune. Cultures in northern Europe and Asia credited birds with establishing their social orders, especially kingships. The Japanese believed that sacred birds guided their second emperor in conquering his enemies before the founding of his dynasty.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        Apollinaire

      (Matisse, Henri). Rouveyre, AndrÈ. Apollinaire. Paris: Raisons dí...tre, 1952. #233 of 300 copies. (Entire edition 350: 30 signed by author and artists with a suite of lithographs. 20 copies hors commerce number I to XX; 300 as this.) Folio. (327 x 255mm; 13 ? x 10\"). Unbound as issued in forty eight signatures. Illustrated with 1 aquatint for the frontis, 7 lithographs in black, with 6 hors text et one cul-de-lampe, lettrines in linogravure. Very fine copy with original glassine. In original folding chimese and slipcase (a few tiny nicks) both printed in original lithographs by Matisse. Text Coulouma, Paris; Lithograph cover and slipcase by Mourlot Paris (24 April 1952. For full description see: http://www.goldenlegend.com/pdfs/Matisseapolo.pdf

      [Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc.]
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        The Nymphs of Fiesole. With the woodcuts made by Bartolommeo di Giovanni for a lost quattrocento edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and have now been reassembled and recut.

      - Verona, Officina Bodoni 1952. 28,7 : 19,5 cm. 2 w.Bl., XI,(1), 127,(3) S., 1 w.Bl. Mit 23 Orig.-Holzschnitten von Fritz Kredel nach B. di Giovanni u. 1 Fasimile nach dem Titelblatt der Erstausgabe von 1597. Orig.-HPergamentband mit Rtitel in Gold, Goldfileten, Buntpapierbezug in violettem Wellenmuster, handumst. Kapital u. KGoldschnitt. Mardersteig 102. - Handpressendruck in 225 nummerierten Exemplaren in Griffo-Type auf handgeschöpftem Fabriano-Bütten. - Englischer Text nach der französischen Übertragung von A. Guerin. - Nachwort von Giovanni Mardersteig. - Tadelloses Exemplar des wichtigen Drucks der Presse. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        LIFE ON THE TEXAS RANGE

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

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Femton Dikter. Inledning av E. Tykesson. Mit 7 sign. Orig.-Farbradierungen von J. Friedlaender.

      Stockholm, Bibliofila Klubben 1952.. Lose Lagen in Orig.-Umschlag in Orig.-Halbpergamentschuber mit goldgepr. RTitel. 30 : 24 cm. - 1 von 88 num. Exemplaren. - Die Radierungen gedruckt auf mit Wasserzeichen versehenem Bütten mit der Handpresse von G. Leblanc, Paris. Titel und Text in Braunrot und Schwarz. Frühe und seltene Illustrationsarbeit von Friedlaender. - Gutes Exemplar. - Not in Schmücking. - 1 of 88 numb. copies. With 7 signed orig. etchings in colors by J. Friedlaender. Loose sheets in orig. wrappers in orig. half vellum slipcase with gilt lettering. Early and rare illustration by Friedlaender. - Fine copy..

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst GmbH vorm. F. Dörling Gmb]
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        The Hoods

      Crown Publishers, New York 1952 - First edition. Fine in very near fine dustwrapper with rubbing and tiny tears, mostly at the spine ends, and a bit of foxing on the rear panel. Fictionalized autobiography of a Jewish gangster and his friend and partner that was the basis for the controversial Sergio Leone film, *Once Upon a Time in America,* with a great cast featuring James Wood, Robert DeNiro, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams, Tuesday Weld, Burt Young, Joe Pesci, and Danny Aiello. A lovely and exceptionally scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        East of Eden

      NY, Viking, 1952, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. This flawed masterpiece was the big book which Steinbeck waited all his life to write, it was the source for the film classic directed by Elia Kazan and which starred the legendary James Dean as Cal in his first film role, Goldstone & Payne A32b, Morrow 218. Bookplate of a noted Steinbeck collector, near fine.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        The Film of Murder in the Cathedral

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1952. Octavo. Original purple cloth, spine lettered in silver and purple on blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece, 5 colour plates, 48 monochrome plates. Ownership signature to the front free endpaper and bookseller's ticket to the front pastedown. Occasional minor foxing to contents, endpapers browned. A very good copy in the foxed jacket that has some nicks to the extremities. First edition, first impression. Signed by T. S. Eliot on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Nymphs of Fiesole. With the woodcuts made by Bartolommeo di Giovanni for a lost quattrocento edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and have now been reassembled and recut.

      . Verona, Officina Bodoni 1952. 28,7 : 19,5 cm. 2 w.Bl., XI,(1), 127,(3) S., 1 w.Bl. Mit 23 Orig.-Holzschnitten von Fritz Kredel nach B. di Giovanni u. 1 Fasimile nach dem Titelblatt der Erstausgabe von 1597. Orig.-HPergamentband mit Rtitel in Gold, Goldfileten, Buntpapierbezug in violettem Wellenmuster, handumst. Kapital u. KGoldschnitt.. Mardersteig 102. - Handpressendruck in 225 nummerierten Exemplaren in Griffo-Type auf handgeschöpftem Fabriano-Bütten. - Englischer Text nach der französischen Übertragung von A. Guerin. - Nachwort von Giovanni Mardersteig. - Tadelloses Exemplar des wichtigen Drucks der Presse.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's 1952. Hardcover Book Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Charles Scribner's, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's "A" with the Seal, no additional printings. Blue cloth boards with silver lettering. Jacket priced at $3.00. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean pages. Fading at the foot of the boards, shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, chipping. Rubbing, short tear. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        Bonner historische Forschungen. Hrsg. von Max Braubach, ab. Bd. 33 von Stephan Skalweit. Bde. 1-52 (ohne 46).

      Bonn, Röhrscheid, 1952-1984.. Gr.-8°. Hln./Ln., Bd. 43 und ab Bd. 45: Orig.-Kart. (Bibl.-Expl. m. R.-Sign., hs. Besitzvermerk a. Tit.-Rückseite).. <br><i>Versand mit Post/DHL; D: 3-5 Tage; EU: 5-10 Tage</i>

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Lehmann-Dronke]
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        Kiss Me, Deadly (First Edition)

      New York: E. P. Dutton, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Jacket is the variant with the triangular device at the top right corner of the front panel (one of two designs, no priority). & & Spillane&#39;s seventh novel and the basis for the hard-boiled film noir, directed by Robert Aldrich, scripted by A.I. Bezzerides and starring Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer. The violent and inventive film was a major influence on the French New Wave directors and enjoys a considerable cult following. & & Near Fine in a bright, about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is lightly rubbed at corners, with a faint vertical crease at the spine, and a thin blue horizontal strip across the top and bottom of the white rear panel (from an old Brodart protector). For this title, an exceptionally nice copy overall.& & Penzler, Mickey Spillane, p. 13.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Chapter Thirty-four From the Novel East of Eden

      Bronxville, privately printed, 1952, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. First separate printing of this chapter from Steinbeck&#39;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&#39;s copy with his spare bookplate, DePol (1913-2004) was an artist and one of America&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Charlotte's Web. Pictures by Garth Williams.

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952 - Octavo. Original light brown linen, titles to spine and front board in black and light blue, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Extremities slightly rubbed, text block a touch strained but still firm, light stains to text block, mainly to margin but occasionally affecting text. A very good copy in a price-clipped, gently toned jacket with a few small nicks. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the illustrator on the half-title: "For Debbie with best wishes, sincerely Garth Williams".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        MY LIFE&#39;S HISTORY

      New York: Harper, (1952). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in tissue dustwrapper with minor chips and a Fine slipcase. Bound in half red morocco leather and decorative boards. Illustrated with facsimiles of letters and 16 full-color plates of her paintings. One of 270 numbered copies of this beautiful book SIGNED by the artist on the limitation page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        In Country Sleep and Other Poems

      New York: New Directions, 1952. Slim small 4to, 34, (1, colophon)pp. Original green-gray boards, dust-jacket browned and chipped at head. Photo of Thomas pasted to title-page, another clipped from a magazine loosely inserted. Bookplate of Mrs. A.M. Huntington New York. First US edition. Signed Ã’Dylan ThomasÓ at the front and dated Ã’October 1953Ó -- just days before his death in NY on Nov. 9th after going into a coma on Nov. 4th. As he only arrived in New York on October 19 for what would be his final tour, this book must have been signed in those two weeks between his arrival and his death. A poignant association copy though for whom it was signed one can only guess -- perhaps Mrs. Huntington whose modest book-label under the d/j flap seems to have been there since publication. The book includes Ã’Do not go gentle into that good nightÓ, perhaps his most famous poem, which appears here for the first time in America.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        East of Eden

      NY, Viking, 1952, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Wood grain slipcase, one of 1,500 copies Signed by Steinbeck, this was the book he waited all his life to write, the result is a flawed masterpiece, but it is a masterpiece nonetheless, it is also the source for the film version that launched the brief, but brilliant career of James Dean, it was also the source for a Broadway musical and a television mini-series, Goldstone & Payne A32a, Morrow 217. Absolutely fine, very scarce in this condition and especially scarce with both the acetate jacket and slipcase, this is the best copy we have ever seen.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Henri Cartier Bresson book \"The Decisive Movement\" with cover art by Henri Matisse

      Book \"The Decisive Movement - Photographs by Henri Cartier Bresson\" New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952, 1952. No Jacket. Decorated paper covered boards by Henri Matisse. Measures 10.75\" x 14.5\",126 pages of photographs plus several pages of text and index. This copy is in good to fair condition. The spine shows signs of wear, about 10% missing, but is still intact and solid. Both back and front have staining. No pages have been removed from the book. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Nelson Mandela Silver Gelatin Print

      . 11x14 Silver Gelatin Print of Nelson Mandela, Dr. Moroka, and Yusuf Dadoo during the Defiance Campaign Trial of 1952. Signed by both Mandela [on the image] and the photographer, Jurgen Schadeberg (signed and stamped on the verso by Schadeberg and also signed on the front).Nelson Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, the Order of Merit and Order of St. John by, Queen Elizabeth II and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush. "Mandela rightly occupies an untouched place in the South African imagination. He is the national liberator, the saviour, its Washington and Lincoln rolled into one" (Newsweek).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        The Decisive Moment. Foreword by the photographer. Afterword by R.L. Simon

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Folio, x, (160) pp. With 126 heliogravure black-and-white plates. Caption booklet (12 pp.) loosely inserted, as issued. Original decorated boards, designed by Matisse. Decorated dust jacket, of the same design (small chips at edges, slightly worn, inoffensive tape at head and crown, former ownerÕs rubberstamps on upper and lower jacket. First printing of some of the most famous photographic images of the 20th century. Conceived and composed by T&#142;riade (and simultaneously published in France by &#131;ditions Verve); the plates were printed by Draeger Fr&#143;res and the technical note at the end of the book describes how important was the role played by the printers in creating the prints from miniature negatives. The binding design is an elaborate decoupage composition by Matisse, made specifically for the work.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Ivory Grin

      Alfred A. Knopf 1952 - Very good in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book has slight edgewear and sun fading along the spine. Previous owner's name is inscribed on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket has the original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap. Negligible chipping at the corners and spine ends. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        the Natural

      Harcourt, Brace and Company 1952 - Octavo, original gray boards, spine panel lettered in gold. 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. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with a small closed tear on the top front of the jacket. This is a review copy with a review card from Harcourt Brace and Company stating the publication date is August 21st. $3,750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Air Mexicain by Benjamin Peret

      Paris: Librairie Arcanes. 1952. One of 24+ copies with an extra suite from a total issue of 274: l on Van Gelder; 24 on Renage with an extra suite numbered; 229 on B.F.K. de Rives; 20 H.C., this copy is on B.F.K. Rives but contains the extra suite of lithographs on Renage. & Together with: autograph letter signed by the author, Benjamin Peret, concerning the physical makeup of this book and another single sheet that is the copy for the colophon, with holograph envelope, fine.& Page size: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.Bound: loose in original wrappers printed in red and black, housed in publisher&#39;s pink slipcase, fine. Peret&#39;s hommage to Mexico (his adopted country after the fall of France in 1941) is beautifully presented with four splendid color lithographs by the great Mexican artist, Rufino Tamayo. The text is printed over outline lithographs of pre-Columbian forms in pink by the artist. The text was handset and printed by M. Arrault et Cie; the lithographs were editioned at the studios of M. Desjobert. This is a fine copy of one of Tamayo&#39;s most "Mexican" and beautiful books. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/3312.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Nelson Mandela Silver Gelatin Print

      11x14 Silver Gelatin Print of Nelson Mandela, Dr. Moroka, and Yusuf Dadoo during the Defiance Campaign Trial of 1952. Signed by both Mandela [on the image] and the photographer, Jurgen Schadeberg (signed and stamped on the verso by Schadeberg and also signed on the front). Nelson Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, the Order of Merit and Order of St. John by, Queen Elizabeth II and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush. "Mandela rightly occupies an untouched place in the South African imagination. He is the national liberator, the saviour, its Washington and Lincoln rolled into one" (Newsweek).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Scribner, 1952.. Cloth. First edition in book form. Spine a shade sunned through jacket, but a very good copy, in dust jacket with crease along spine panel and some short tears and shallow chips along top edge. HANNEMAN A24a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        THE DECISIVE MOMENT

      New York & Paris: Simon & Schuster/ Verve, 1952. First printing. Very Good/very good. 11 x 14 1/4 inches. 126 B&W plates. Includes Captions pamphlet. Condition of the book is Very Good; Dust jacket has helped keep covers very clean with slight toning to the spine, first 4 pages dog-eared at bottom corner, text & illustrations are very clean, binding is tight. Dust jacket is Very Good; Moderate foxing and soiling to covers, spine and top edge of front cover slightly toned, small losses at spine ends and one corner, price-clipped, in new mylar wrapper. Photography RGR

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        *Signed* Black Reconstruction: An essay towards a history of the part which black folk played in the attempt to reconstruct democracy in America, 1860-1880

      Albert Saifer, 1952. reprint. Hardcover. Acceptable. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by W. E. B. Du Bois on the fly, not quite inscribed. A Poor, nay Bad copy -- but with an authentic autograph of the famed American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Although it gives the appearance of being inscribed to John Wilson, "W. E B Du Bois / Nov 24, 1954 / for / -&#39;&#39;- / John Wilson / --&#39;&#39;--" The former owner John Wilson had previously signed his name on the fly (of all his books). When he met and got W.E.B. Du Bois to autograph this copy Du Bois signed _around_ the previous John Wilson signature. Even had this been unknown, it is obvious from differing handwriting. The fly page with the autograph is quite sharp and only slightly age toned with little wear. You could remove it and it would frame up quite nicely - if that is your desire. The book itself is a mess. The front hinge (the inside portion of the flexible fold where book cover meets the book spine) is firm, but the rear hinge is split & the joints (the exterior flexible fold where book cover meets book spine) are split. The cover has been taped, poorly, with scotch tape and black _duct tape_. There are some pencil underlinings and marks to the text. There is rub-through to the corners. There is a waterstain to the top spine and covers, although it does not affect the signed page. Reprint of the 1935 Harcourt, Brace & Co hardcover. 746 pages.. * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our www.aCastleofBooks.com watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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        The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 1929-1941 The Great Depression

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Herbert Hoover on the title page. An excellent near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the foot of the spine and extremities. It is doubtful if any other American public figure of comparable position has written any autobiographical fragment with anything like its unstudied and natural literary quality....His book is genuinely historic" (Newsweek).

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        The Art of Ernest Hemingway - Review Copy with Publishers Compliment Slip

      Peter Nevill, London 1952 - First Edition - First Printing - REVIEW COPY - with Compliment slip laid in at front of book - With the Compliments of: PETER NEVILL LTD - 50 Old Brompton Road - London SW7 - Review copy: Ernest Hemingway - Att: Mr. G.H. Garrett - Telephone Kensington 5233 - [there are some handwritten notes on the back of the compliment slip] - CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: The original dustjacket accompanies this book. The dustjacket is complete, with price to inner prelim. Browned in general with age. Lightly soiled to lighter areas, with very small areas of scuffing [mainly corners]. Now housed in a plastic archival sleeve for future protection. [can be removed from the sleeve if you want though]. - Green cloth with golden/gilt title to the spine. Lightening to the cloth on 2mm at the bottom of the front board and spine. Boards are very clean and tightly bound to the inner page block. Has retained such a good condition because it has always been housed by the original dustjacket. The complimentary slip is laid in. [images show you the slip] - There was also a few pages of handwritten notes, which may have been written by a critic but I don't know who has written this. - It starts: There can be no objection to the economy of it's style, in which Atkin to Maupassant; alert, brisk and readable - it is the fact that the style is prefabricated to obtain a startling impression. By a wholly unsubstantial view of ????????? and ?????? - a view more difficult for the English reader to see through, distracted as he is by the piquancy of the Yankee edge. Let us face it the dialogue that Hemingway has ????? is farcical - to see it we must imagine the equivalent of a Bertie Wooster, torn out of his time and into the ???? of spivdom, the very sort of Englishman we see in "?????" except that this is EH the authors conscious view of an authoritative Englishman. Émile Faguet [critic Paris University] - Maupassant: "a coarse brute without brains". - [end of handwritten pages] - There is some browning and foxing throughout the book. There are several photographic images of Ernest Hemingway to accompany his life story. There are 245 pages and apart from the foxing and browning, they are all present and tightly bound. E N D - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Suggested Interpretation of the Quantum Theory in Terms of Hidden Variables, Parts I and II," in The Physical Review, 85 (1952)

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of both parts I and II of David Bohm&#39;s deterministic &#39;Hidden Variables Approach to Quantum Theory.&#39; Bohm&#39;s &#39;Hidden Variables&#39; interpretation is the basis of the De Broglie-Bohm Theory (or Bohmian Mechanics) and extends the Pilot Wave Theory to cover multiple particles. Bohm published an account of quantum theory that was fully deterministic, but which gave exactly the same experimental predictions as those of conventional quantum mechanics. In this theory, probabilities arise from ignorance of certain details. This remarkable discovery led John Bell to re-examine von Neumann&#39;s argument stating that this was impossible and to exhibit the flawed assumption on which this erroneous conclusion had been based" (Polkinghorne, Quantum Theory). ALSO included is Bohm and Pine&#39;s seminal quartet of papers, "A Collective Description of Electron Interactions: II. Collective vs. Individual Particle Aspects of the Interactions." The papers illustrate the Bohm-Pines idea that the physics of the electron fluid can be divided up into high-energy collective "plasmon modes" and low energy electron quasiparticles. In this landmark group of papers, Bohm and Pines realized that they could realized that they could separate the strongly interacting gas via a unitary transformation into two well-separated sets of excitations, high-energy collective oscillations of the electron gas, called plasmons, and low energy electrons. The Pines-Bohm paper is a progenitor of the idea of renormalization: the idea that high-energy modes of the system can be successively eliminated to give rise to a renormalized picture of the residual low energy excitations. Part II present here specifically breaks the theoretical practice into six elements. ALSO included in this volume is C. N. Yang&#39;s seminal paper "The Spontaneous Magnetization of a Two-Dimensional Ising Model" in which the model is calculated exactly with the result also giving the long-range order in the lattice. This is the first publication of a derivation for the square lattice and Yang&#39;s proof is considered a mathematical tour-de-force. ALSO included are the following other papers of great import: Deutsch and Brown&#39;s letter "Zeeman Effect and Hyperfine Splitting of Positronium" and Bethe and Butler&#39;s "A Proposed Test of the Nuclear Shell Model." CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Volume 85, 1952. Quarto. (10.5 x 8 inches; 262 x 200mm). Original wraps, complete issue housed in custom maroon cloth covered box that is gilt-lettered at the spine and on the front board. Minor fading around the edges of the journal issue; professional repair at the spine. Bright and clean within. Very good condition.

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        Foundation and Empire

      New York: Gnome Press, 1952. First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. In first state binding with red binding and black nebula insignia on the front cover. In original, first state dust jacket with price of $2.75 intact. In Very Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Pages lightly age toned. Cloth shows edge wear and wear at spine ends. Light shelf lean. The dust jacket shows rubbing, chipping and edge wear, with loss at spine ends and splitting and loss to flap folds, some of which has been repaired and strengthened with archival mending tissue from the verso. A nice copy, presents well.

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        A Suggested Interpretation of the Quantum Theory in Terms of Hidden Variables, Parts I and II," in The Physical Review, 85 (1952)

      - FIRST EDITION of David Bohm's deterministic 'Hidden Variables Approach to Quantum Theory.' Bohm's 'Hidden Variables' interpretation is the basis of the De Broglie-Bohm Theory (or Bohmian Mechanics) and extends the Pilot Wave Theory to cover multiple particles. Bohm published an account of quantum theory that was fully deterministic, but which gave exactly the same experimental predictions as those of conventional quantum mechanics. In this theory, probabilities arise from ignorance of certain details. This remarkable discovery led John Bell to re-examine von Neumann's argument stating that this was impossible and to exhibit the flawed assumption on which this erroneous conclusion had been based" (Polkinghorne, Quantum Theory). ALSO included is Bohm and Pine's seminal quartet of papers, "A Collective Description of Electron Interactions: II. Collective vs. Individual Particle Aspects of the Interactions." The papers illustrate the Bohm-Pines idea that the physics of the electron fluid can be divided up into high-energy collective "plasmon modes" and low energy electron quasiparticles. In this landmark group of papers, Bohm and Pines realized that they could realized that they could separate the strongly interacting gas via a unitary transformation into two well-separated sets of excitations, high-energy collective oscillations of the electron gas, called plasmons, and low energy electrons. The Pines-Bohm paper is a progenitor of the idea of renormalization: the idea that high-energy modes of the system can be successively eliminated to give rise to a renormalized picture of the residual low energy excitations. Part II present here specifically breaks the theoretical practice into six elements. ALSO included in this volume is C. N. Yang's seminal paper "The Spontaneous Magnetization of a Two-Dimensional Ising Model" in which the model is calculated exactly with the result also giving the long-range order in the lattice. This is the first publication of a derivation for the square lattice and Yang's proof is considered a mathematical tour-de-force. ALSO included are the following other papers of great import: Deutsch and Brown's letter "Zeeman Effect and Hyperfine Splitting of Positronium" and Bethe and Butler's "A Proposed Test of the Nuclear Shell Model." CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Volume 85, 1952. P(10.5 x 8 inches; 262 x 200mm). Ex-libris bearing only a small stamp on the title page; none whatsoever on the spine. Tightly and solidly bound in green buckram; gilt-lettered at the spine. Bright and clean inside and out. Near fine condition.

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

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

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        Presidential appointment signed by Harry Truman

      Partly-printed document signed "Harry S. Truman", as president, one page, 22.5" x 19", July 31, 1952, Washington, DC, countersigned by Dean Acheson as secretary of state, large white embossed seal affixed at lower left. Truman appoints William C. Birthright of Indiana as a member of the Wage Stabilization Board. An attractive document for display. Fine.

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        Full-length Schulz signed drawing of Linus inside an official ?Peanuts? Autograph Album

      n.p., n.d. Autograph Album, approximately 100 multi-colored pages, 5.75? x 4?. Avocado green covers imprinted in black with cartoon images on the covers including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, Schroder, and Lucy in her familiar 5-cent booth but instead of ?Psychiatric Help 5¢? and ?The Doctor is IN,? the signs read: ?Autographs 5¢? and ?The Celebrity is IN.? Four-inch tall drawing of Linus by Schulz on the first page following the printed ?Autograph Album / Property /of? page, signed ?Schulz? at the lower right of his drawing, inscribed by him ?To / Stephanie? to the left of Linus. Remaining pages are blank.Linus first appeared in a Peanuts strip on September 19, 1952. ?The benevolent, blanket-clutching philosopher always has a kind word for everybody ... even his bossy older sister, Lucy. While he?s often the voice of reason in the neighborhood, Linus also believes firmly in the Great Pumpkin, and he suffers more than most when people (or pumpkins) let him down.? --- from p

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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére, avec la description du cabinet du Roi.Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1749-1767. 15 volumes. 4to. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Buffon, 19 engraved headpieces (with animals and putti), 2 folding maps ("Carte de l'ancien continent" and "Cart du nouveau continent"), 579 engraved plates (full-page and folding, including 1 unnumbered and 1 bis). Contemporary uniform mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Bertin et al., Buffon (Paris, 1952), especially pp. 233-234; DSB II, pp. 576-581; Nissen, ZBI 672; PMM 198. First edition of the first 15 volumes of Buffon's justly famous Histoire naturelle, the complete first series, covering the formation of the earth, humans, mammalian quadrupeds and apes, and also describing the royal collection of Louis XV. Buffon's work presents "for the first time a complete survey of natural history in popular form'' (PMM).Buffon opens the first volume with an essay called "Théorie de la terre", where "for the first time he outlines a satisfactory account of the history of our globe and of its development as a fitting home for living things '' (PMM). In the second volume, Buffon offers a short treatise on general biology. In his treatise on humans, found in volumes II and III, Buffon "studied the human species by the same methods that he applied to animal species, including the psychological, moral, and intellectual life of man. From his exhaustive research for the Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes, [volumes IV-XV] Buffon came to the conclusion that it was necessary to reintroduce the notion of family. Breaking with the spirit of his time, Buffon attempted to separate science from metaphysical and religious ideas. As a disciple of Locke he denied idealistic metaphysics, stating that mental abstractions can never become principles of either existence or real knowledge; these can come only as the results of sensation'' (DSB). The bindings show some scratches and minor wear but are structurally sound. A fine set of the first 15 volumes of this key work on natural history in uniform bindings written by "the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation'' (PMM).

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. [= Histoire naturelle, vols. XVI-XXIV].Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1781 (vols. 1-8); Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son, 1799 (vol. 9). 9 volumes. 4to. With engraved vignette on each title-page (vols. 1-8 using the same plate), 9 engraved headpieces and 262 full-page engraved plates, woodcut head-and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf, sewn on 5 cords, gold-tooled spine and board edges (vols. 1-8, uniform), 19th-century half calf, shell marbled sides, gold-tooled spine (vol. 9).

      Anker 74; Bertin (and others), Buffon (Paris, 1952), especially pp. 234-235; DSB II, pp. 576-581; Landwehr, Coloured plates 45 (Amsterdam/Dordrecht edition); Nissen, IVB 160; Nissen, ZBI 672, 678; PMM 198; Zimmer, pp. 104-109 (various editions). The ornithological section of Buffon's famous Histoire naturelle, with the first 8 volumes in the first edition and the 9th volume in the new edition published in Amsterdam and Dordrecht, the only quarto edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition.''A great number of species are enumerated and described in this work, which is one of the chief works of ornithological literature'' (Anker). The birds are dealt with under their vernacular names. ''The collaborator for the first six volumes of the text was Ph. Guéneau de Montbeillard, who also wrote the section "Hirondelles" in vol. VII. The Abbé G.L.C.A. Bexon then assisted with the remainder of the bird section, so that Montbeillard could devote himself entirely to the insects'' (Anker).Georges Louis Leclerc (1707-1788) -- in 1717 his father became Comte de Buffon and Louis XV later made Georges Comte de Buffon -- was an inconspicuous student who only showed a special talent for mathematics. Initially he combined a career in finance with one in science, translating important works by Hales and Newton into French. In 1739 Buffon became director of the Jardin du Roi, later the Jardin des Plantes, and the Histoire naturelle may have originated as a description of the royal collection. It appeared from 1749 to 1804 and eventually comprised 44 volumes. Buffon was assisted among others by the anatomist Louis Daubenton, and the final volumes were completed after his death under the direction of Comte de Lacépède.The last volume lacks the last leaf (the ''Avis au relieur'' giving a list of the plates). The bindings show some scratches and minor wear but are structurally sound. One of the most important early landmarks in the history of ornithology.

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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére . . . Supplément [Tome premier - septième].Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1774-1782 (vols. 1-6); Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son, 1799 (vol. 7). 7 volumes. 4to. With 2 folding engraved maps and 218 plates (full-page and folding and including 2 bis), all engraved. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges (vols. 1-6, uniform), 19th-century half calfm gold-tooled spine (vol. 7).

      Bertin (and others), Buffon (Paris, 1952), especially p. 235; DSB II, pp. 576-581; Nissen, ZBI 672, 678; PMM 198. The complete supplements to Buffon's famous Histoire naturelle, with the first 6 volumes in the first edition and the last volume in the new edition published in Amsterdam and Dordrecht, the only quarto edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition.Supplements I, II and V contain additions and corrections to Buffon's essay "Théorie de la terre" in which he,'' He extrapolated the results of his experiments, . . . , in order to calculate the time required for the cooling of the earth and other planets'' (DSB). Additionally, he provides introductions to the history of mineral resources and vegetation in the first and second supplement volumes respectively . The Époques de la nature (Supplément V), presents a plutonian history of the earth. "This work is of considerable interest because it offers a history of nature, combining geology with biology, and particularly because of Buffon's attempt to establish a universal chronology'' (DSB). It also contains a great deal of mineralogical material he elaborated on in his Histoire naturelle des mineraux. Other volumes contain additions to the quadrupeds and human species section The bindings show some scratches and minor wear but are structurally sound, volume 5 with a a few water stains in blank corners and on the polar region map. The complete Suppléments to Buffon's masterpiece in very good condition.

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        Pratica di fabricar scene, e machine ne'teatri.Pesaro, Flaminio Concordia, 1637. 4to. With the woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee Cardinal Grimaldi on the title-page and 49 woodcut diagrams and illustrations of decors and stage settings in the text, many illustrating the use of perspective to give an illusion of three dimensions and some showing mechanical systems, such as screens raised and lowered with pulleys. Decorated paper wrappers (ca. 1700?).

      Berlin Kat. 2785; ICCU (5 copies); Percy Muir, Talks on book collecting, 1952, p. 96; Quagliarini, Costruzioni in legno nei teatri, 2008, pp. 100-101. Rare first edition, in the original Italian, of the first book devoted exclusively to stage design, stage architecture, machinery and special effects on stage. It is written in the form of directions to the architect who must transform a hall of state into a theatre. The author takes the reader backstage and reveals the secrets of the elaborate effects so often found in Renaissance theatre. He deals with the general problems of theatre construction, audience arrangement, scene construction and lighting. It is our main source of information on the scenic practice in the Italian Renaissance theatre and helped to spread that practice throughout Europe. From 1610 Sabbattini (1574-1654) had worked in Pesaro as chief architect and engineer in service of Francesco Maria Della Rovere (1549-1631), last Duke of Urbino. With early owners' inscriptions on title-page. With unobtrusive marginal restorations in the first and last leaves, including the blank lower half of the final leaf, and some faint stains, but otherwise in good condition. Spine of wrapper restored. Rare first edition of an essential source for any study of Renaissance theatre.

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        Zorba the Greek

      John Lehmann 1952 - First Edition & First Edition in English with Kazantzakis' name spelled "Kazantzaki" both on the dust jacket & on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book near fine, two front corners very slightly bent, previous owner's inscription on front free end paper, some minor darkening and foxing on paste-downs and end papers, book shop stamp at bottom of rear paste-down, some foxing on inside of dj, no soiling. Flap price 15s.net. The basis for the 1964 film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn. Comes in custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De ronde Kant van de Aarde.

      (Paris, 1952).. Kl.-4°. 6 nn.Bll. Mit 6 ganzs. Ill. von Karel Appel. Lose in rotem Orig.-Umschlag, VDeckel mit ausgestanztem, ovalem Feld.,. Seltene Originalausgabe, mit Text von Hans Andreus, der in den 70er Jahren wegweisende Akzente in der niederländischen Literatur setzte (Absurdität der Welt der Erwachsenen ). - Eines von 100 Ex. (Nr. 33). - Enthält fünf kurze Gedichte mit je einer Pinselzeichnung. - Minimal gebräunt. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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