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        The Diary of a Young Girl

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing; states "First Edition" on the copyright page. Very Good with toning to pages, previous owner name on pictorial front free end paper, cloth lightly frayed at corners and spine ends, faded at spine, lightly marked. In a Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.00 un-clipped, rubbing, fading to spine, edge wear with a thumb-nail sized chip at the head, chipping to tail and a small interior chip to the rear flap fold. First American edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

      Garden City: Doubleday. 1952. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Toning to pages. Scuffing to page edges. Pertinent newspaper clipping included. Soiling to rear pastedown and endpage. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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. Spine slightly rolled, pages nice and clean. An excellent copy in the bright jacket, spine a little faded and ever so slightly nicked at tips. First edition, first printing (with Scribner's "A" to colophon) in the first issue jacket, printed in brown and making no mention of Hemingway's Nobel Prize. Previously, much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait on the dust jacket as an issue point. However, Grissom refutes Hanneman's assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear flap predates the olive tint, noting, "the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colours: It is the brown printing on the flaps and rear panel that identify the first-printing Scribner's jacket". Hanneman 24a; Grissom A24.1.a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Il était une fois un alphabet

      1952. MARQUET, Marcelle and Souza DESNOYER. Il était une fois un alphabet. 24 pages, [4] leaves of cardboard + [1] leaf of printed blue paper. Illustrated in colour throughout. 4to., 200 x 240 mm, spiral bound in publisher's illustrated boards in a new red cloth folding box. [Paris (174, Quai de Jemmapes, Paris X)] : [Imprimeurs L.I.E.S.A.], 1952. |~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this enchanting children's alphabet produced by the wives of the painters Albert Marquet and Francois Desnoyer, who conceived of the book in 1939, but were not able to get it published until 1952. It is a rare book, perhaps because pages in the back of the book could be removed forolouring. A reprint was issued in 2009.

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        Full of Life

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 178 p. Greenish powder-blue cloth with blue lettering. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Two strips of wear on fep from removed bookplate. Jacket bright and unclipped with light toning to spine panel but hardly any sunning, chipping at foot, wear and tiny closed tear at head, light rubbing. Fante's fourth book in a lovely jacket.

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        Der Texaner. Komplette Reihe der 2. Auflage mit den Heften 11 - 45: Heft 11) Von Feinden umringt / 12) Ohne Pardon / 13) Das Recht muss siegen / 14) Die Teufelsreiter von Texas / 15) In der Falle / 16) Danny O' Shay verschwunden / 17) Rache für Tom / 18) Rätsel um Fort Strong / 19) Der größte Schurke von Texas / 20) Es geht um mein Leben / 21) Das Geheimnis des Red River / 22) Der Teufel von Fort Worth / 23) Einer gegen sieben / 24) Die Bande des roten Jacks / 25) Banditen unter sich / 26) Der schwarze Dan / 27) Die verräterische Spur / 28) Richter Colt / 29) Die Nacht der Entscheidung / 30) Banditeninvasion in Texas / 31) Tex Taylor, ich warne sie / 32) Colorado-Jimmy taucht auf/ 33) Der Herr des Little-Rock / 34) Die Rechnung geht nicht a

      Jupiter Verlag Darmstadt (Heft 11 - 18) / Oswald Arnold Verlag Berlin (ab Heft 19) o.J. [um ]. 1952 - 20,5 x 14,5 cm. Originalhefte mit farbig illustrierten Deckblättern von Willi Kohlhoff. 32 Seiten pro Ausgabe. Die Innenteile papierbedingt gebräunt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Angabe auf dem Titelblatt: Preis 40 Dpfg. / Heft 11 mit Aufschrift: Berliner Notstands-Preis 30 Dpfg. -- Hefte 1-3 sind nie erschienen, Hefte 4 bis 10 fehlen hier, da sie Nachdrucke der 1. Auflage sind. Somit komplette Folge der neu erschienen Hefte in der 2. Auflage. FLUR604703 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le marin de Gibraltar

      1952 - 365 pp. Paris, Gallimard - NRF, 1952, in-8, 365 pp, , Édition originale ; exemplaire du service de presse, portant la mention S.P. au titre et dans l'angle inférieur droit de la quatrième de couverture. Envoi de Marguerite Duras à l'écrivain Jacqueline Capelle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. First American edition. In publisher's paper-covered boards decorated by Matisse, in a price-clipped dust jacket replicating design on boards, with captions book laid in. Good. Binding weak and fragile with pages pulling from binding, and with exposure to multiple hinges. Paper covered boards toned at the spine and edges, lightly worn at spine ends. The dust jacket is toned and lightly soiled, with spine joints completely reinforced with tape to the verso and occasionally to the front side as well, spine panel is toned and lightly water stained. A mediocre survival of a notoriously fragile book and dust jacket.

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        The Borrowers With Illustrations by Diana Stanley

      First edition. 8vo., original pale blue cloth, dust jacket.

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        DIARY Of A TRIP To SOUTH AFRICA 1951 - 1952. S. S. Stirling Castle. [cover title]

      (n. p.) 1952 - 38 ll, text recto only. ~ 46 lines per page, ~ 10 words per line, ~ 17500 words. Date of entry in left margin. Running titles, primarily locations (e.g., 'Victoria Falls. Zambesi River. Beitbridge.', ll. 23) visited during the recorded days' activities on that page. 10-1/4" x 7-3/4" [26 cm x 19.7 cm]. An apparently self-published, typed [transcribed?] journal/diary of the author's 128 day trip to South Africa. Beginning with his 19 November 1951 departure from England aboard the Steamship Sterling, he records daily activities through his return, April 4,1952. Most entries occupy multiple lines, with some as much as half a page [if not more].While on board the Stirling, Finnie describes all his encounters with crew and other passengers in great detail, including the death of a fellow passenger, and the burial at sea. As one might expect, the journal's content becomes more interesting once Finnie arrives in South Africa. He travels extensively, and records the details thereof. places visited include Peitermaritzburg, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Ruins, Bulawayo, Durban, &c., &c.Entry examples:Durban, Dec,30,1951. At 5:30 pm drove to the Beach and walked as far as the pier where men were fishing for sharks. I saw none but a friend whom I met said he had just seen one caught. . All seats by the beaches & cafes are labeled 'For Europeans only!' The Zulu rickshaw men in their grotesque get up of horns & feathers abound everywhere, and are very well patronized. A wonderful place - foreign. Very hot all day and tonight.Zulu Reserve, Jan 3,1952We returned to the track leading to the Reserve dismounted, and walked a short distance, and there we were in the Reserve and overlooking the Thousand Hills, on and around which are the curious shaped bee hive huts of the Zulus. We visited three. The men were at work in the towns but the women and children were there in all their primitive glory. Later two men turned up, and gave an exhibition of assegai throwing, and than danced with the women. The view of the hills and valleys is truly magnificent and beggars description.Johannesburg, Jan 20,1952The few huts of the natives are miserably poor: broken mud walls and roofed by sheets of corrugated iron held on by a number of stones. Until we neared Johannesburg very little cultivation is to be seen, and then only maize and sunflowers.Sabi River.  Tzaneen. Magoeba?s Kloof., Jan 24,1952Thursday left Sabi- River at 9:30 a.m. and had a long run of 104 miles to TZANEEN- though the Low Velt with panoramic views of the famous Drakensburg Mountains. Stopped at Gravelotte for a few minutes to stretch our legs and have a much needed drink.Lundi River Zimbabwe Ruins , Bulawayo., Jan 28,1952I was called at 4:30 had tea at 5 and away at 5:30 am. Water was still flowing over the bridge, and would be quite 1 ft deep so half a dozen niggers pushed us arcoss: the floor of the car was flooded, but no harm done, & we finally gained the other side of the river. An interesting run though the hills brought us to the River Tokwe- where another hold up. The bridge was just passable but the lorry which crossed the Lundi River was held up on  asleep incline up from the bridge, and this barred all traffic for nearly two hours. Finally we got away, and after a run of over 300 miles, visiting the Zimbabwe Ruins, & Fort Victoria reached Bala Bala at 1:30 for lunch and Bulawayo where we were housed in the Grand Hotel Annexe. The main building was full up - a high palatial building with huge lofty rooms. Some 200 were dining , and I had difficulty in locating the Andersons. Having a couple of hours to spare before dinner we ran out to the tombs Cecil Rhodes & Dr. Jameson high up in the Matoppo Hills. I had to do a lot of climbing, but it was worth it.All-in-all, a quite fascinating, first-person look at early 1950s South Africa. Bound in dark green buckram cloth, with gilt stamped title lettering to front board [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Old Man and the Sea

      A Bright, Fine Copy in Dust JacketHEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Charles Scribnerís Sons, 1952.First edition, first issue, with photograph of Hemingway on the rear panel in blue ink, Jacket with the $3.00 price on front flap and Scribner's "A" on the colophon. Octavo (8 x 5 1/2 inches; 203 x 140 mm). [1, blank], [1, list of Hemingwayís books], 140, [2, blank] pp.Publisher's light blue cloth. Silver-stamped spine. Blind-stamped front board with Hemingway's signature. In dust jacket. Back board with a small stain. Overall a fine copy in a bright fine jacket.This story of a poor Cuban fisherman who fights on with dignity and stoicism against nearly impossible odds is one of Hemingwayís most praised works; it is one of Anthony Burgessí Ninety-Nine Novels (his pick for best novels in English from 1939-1984), and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1953.Hanneman A24a.HBS 67880.$3,000

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        The Apple Tree

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by Daphne du Mauier and inscribed in blue ink on the title page. Very Good, a bit dust-soiled and lightly shelf worn, offsetting to free endpapers from dust jacket flaps. In a Very Good dust jacket, price-clipped, moderately toned at the spine and edges, lightly dust soiled and lightly rubbed at the extremities. A collection of short stories including "The Birds," which served as the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film bearing the same name.

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        Maschere nude

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, VERONA 1952 - Collezione "Omnibus" ITALIANO Due volumi in stato discreto, sovraccoperta originale illustrata in carta patinata, molto rovinata; coperta in cartone rigido, bel logo della collana su specchio del piatto anteriore, caratteri in bassorilievo sul dorso, bordo leggermente consumato, ammaccatura sul Volume III, tagli e margini delle pagine poco bruniti. Volumi III e IV della serie Maschere nude, che comprende tutte le opere teatrali di Pirandello, all'interno della Collezione "Omnibus". II edizione.

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        Willy Ronis (SEP052) Photographie. Rare image de Willy Ronis, Noel rue Mogador. Circa 1952. Tirage de 1985. Signature en bas de l'image et tampon au dos. 30 x 40 cm. SEP052.

      - Photographie. Rare image de Willy Ronis, Noel rue Mogador. Circa 1952. Tirage de 1985. Signature en bas de l'image et tampon au dos. 30 x 40 cm. SEP052. Photographies originale / Original photograph

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        In Country Sleep

      (New York): New Directions, 1952. Fine/Very Good. First edition, trade issue. Fine in very good or better dustwrapper with some overall age-toning and stress at the flap folds. Laid in is an invitation from the Gotham Book Mart to a May Day Party for Thomas. Inscribed by Thomas six months before he died to two American poets: "From Dylan to Liz & Dan from the city of brotherly love ho ho. Dylans. May 1953." The recipient Dan Hoffman was a Philadelphia-based poet whose first collection of poems, An Armada of Thirty Whales (1954), was chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets by W.H. Auden. In addition to publishing several other volumes of poetry and important works of criticism, he also later served as the Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress (the equivalent of the United States Poet Laureate) in 1973-1974. His wife Elizabeth McFarland is less well-known but enjoyed some regard as a poet. Thomas did a reading and signing in Philadelphia in May of 1953. This book was the first book appearance of "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night."

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        Jeune garçon devant Fez.

      - Casablanca, Photo Bernard Rouget, 1952. Original photograph, silverprint, 40 x 30 cm, Photograph no M 9286. Photo Bernard Rouget (1914-1988). 7, Ru Rouget-delLisle 7, Casablanca. KEYWORDS:maroc/fez/morroco/photo

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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Small ding to top of back board, a bit of light foxing and light dust-soiling to edges. Jacket has light foxing and rubbing, is chipped a bit at head and tail with a few small creases and nicks, but is unclipped ($3.00) and has an unfaded spine panel. A very nice copy of the Southern author's first book.

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        I sei poeti di Campionario. Luzi Parronchi Betocchi Merini Spagnoletti Pierri.

      Schwarz Editore - Maestri Arti Grafiche. Campionario, Collana di Poesia diretta da Giacinto Spagnoletti. Serie completa conservata in cofanetto editoriale, nella tiratura di cinquanta esemplari firmati dall'Autore su carta filigranata Ingres di Fabriano (copia n° 2). Mario Luzi, Primizie del deserto. (Premio Carducci 1953) Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Ottone Rosai. - Alessandro Parronchi, L'incertezza amorosa. Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Mario Marcucci. - Carlo Betocchi, Un ponte nella pianura. Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Rolando Monti. - Alda Merini, La presenza di Orfeo. (Opera prima). Ritratto dell'Autrice in antiporta eseguito da G. Vaglieri. - Giacinto Spagnoletti, A mio padre, d'estate. Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Luigi Bartolini. - Michele Pierri, De consolatione (1946-1952). Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Miriam Pierri. Edizioni originali. Oltre alla presente tiratura firmata sono stati stampati 10 esemplari contrassegnati da A a L e 950 esemplari numerati da cinquantuno a mille su carta uso mano. Solo qualche lieve segno all'astuccio e cofanetto, ma esemplare perfettamente conservato in ogni sua parte. Insieme non comune.

      [Bookseller: Libreria il Bulino]
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        Printed card, signed and dated

      , 1952. 1952. Acknowledgement of birthday greetings. The card measures 85 mm x 118 mm. There are tape marks at the corners, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Collection of letters. Allen, Arthur B.

      1952-1974.(). 24 ALS to the English publisher, artist and patron Geoffrey Robinson, relative to the arts.

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        Avant l'exil 1887-1919

      Plon 1952 - - Plon, Paris 1952, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Nouvelle édition. Rare envoi autographe daté et signé du prince Félix Youssoupoff à madame François Richard : ". le bonheur qu'on a vient du bonheur qu'on donne." Ouvrage orné de 44 illustrations. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition. Rare autograph dedication dated and signed by Prince Felix Youssoupoff to Mrs. François Richard: ". the happiness we have come from the happiness we give ." Book decorated with 44 illustrations. Nice copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Buyer's Market (First Printing)

      Heinemann 1952 - First edition, first impression of the second volume of A Dance to the Music of Time - a lovely copy in the second-state (and more common) wrapper with a publisher-cut-and-repriced front flap. Fine: firm and square binding in sharp red cloth; slight sunning to the cloth by the head of the spine; modest toning to the edge of the page block; very bright, crisp and clean, free of marks, inscriptions and foxing; bookseller’s label to the foot of the ffep. The unclipped dustwrapper (‘Cheaper Edition 6s net’ stated) is Very Good+: bright and vibrant; modest toning and a trace of dustiness to the white rear panel and flaps; rubbed to the spine tips and top corners; two short closed tears (6mm and 7mm); fading to the red title panel to the spine; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. A handsome copy. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Natural

      Harcourt Brace and Company, New York 1952 - First edition. His first novel. A contemporary (dated 1952) signed and inscribed presentation copy. Fine in red cloth, one of 3 colors with no priority. The dustjacket has a 1/4" tear, and a crease to the rear flap, else the jacket's also fine. Specifically, The Natural is a baseball novel set in the 1930s, but it's really a Gothic novel taken out into the sunshine and set between the chalk lines. Its primary theme is the tragic flaw, while its minor themes touch a succession of juxtapositions including, choices and consequences, morality and responsibility, and rise and fall. Woven through the plotline is a symbolic myth of initiation and isolation, drawing from models of lore as distant as Chrétien de Troyes' Sir Percival (the original Arthurian quest for the Holy Grail), and as near as T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and so it is a knight's tale of betrayal, lost virtue, redemption, and extinction, a chilling read, that's dark, deep, leveled, literate, mythological, supernatural, and profound. Generally, it's a reminder that novels are a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of secret charm, and of thought in cold storage, a small object that fills an immensity. Novels are, no less than, the history of everything that didn't happen (Book Code). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Coins In The Fountain

      Philadelphia, New York: J. B. Lippincott(1952). Signed and Inscribed by the author on the front end page (in Italian, though the book is in English - the author lived in the U.S. from the age of 4 until his career took him abroad again as an adult). Stated First Edition and it is the First Printing. The book is in Near Fine condition - straight, clean, tight with no writing in it other than the author's inscription. It is bound in green cloth with silver gilt printing on the spine and the front panel. It has only a small amount of shelf and handling wear to the cloth at spine ends and 1 lower corner tip to keep it from being Fine. The dustjacket is price intact, bright, clean and unfaded with just a touch of shelfwear to spine and flap fold ends, a very short, completely closed tear (no material loss) to upper back edge, and a small amount of rubbing along the spine folds. The dustjacket was printed just a tad shorter, about 1/32", than the book - not noticeable unless you're looking for it. Great condition, and a very scarce book - particularly signed. Made into a 1954 U.S. romantic movie set in Italy called 'Three Coins In The Fountain' - that reputedly vastly increased U.S. tourism in Italy as nominated for an Oscar. As was the song from the movie (same title as the movie). That song was an enduring romantic favorite for a couple of generations and won the 1954 Oscar for best original song.The story was remade as a musical in 1964 called 'The Pleasure Seekers' and then in 1990 was made into a TV film. The song from the original movie was a #1 single in the U.K. as recorded by Frank Sinatra, and was also recorded both by The Four Aces (another #1 single, in the U.S.) and it was yet again recorded by Dinah Shore (take your pick; they were all done extremely well). ; 8.25" x 5.75" x 1.25".; 320 pages; Signed by Author, 10, 20, NF/NF, LOC 52-8785

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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. His first novel. A contemporary (dated 1952) signed and inscribed presentation copy. Fine in red cloth, one of 3 colors with no priority. The dustjacket has a 1/4" tear, and a crease to the rear flap, else the jacket's also fine. Specifically, The Natural is a baseball novel set in the 1930s, but it's really a Gothic novel taken out into the sunshine and set between the chalk lines. Its primary theme is the tragic flaw, while its minor themes touch a succession of juxtapositions including, choices and consequences, morality and responsibility, and rise and fall. Woven through the plotline is a symbolic myth of initiation and isolation, drawing from models of lore as distant as Chrétien de Troyes' Sir Percival (the original Arthurian quest for the Holy Grail), and as near as T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and so it is a knight's tale of betrayal, lost virtue, redemption, and extinction, a chilling read, that's dark, deep, leveled, literate, mythological, supernatural, and profound. Generally, it's a reminder that novels are a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of secret charm, and of thought in cold storage, a small object that fills an immensity. Novels are, no less than, the history of everything that didn't happen (Book Code).

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        East of Eden. Steinbeck considered East of Eden his magnum opus: "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years."

      Viking Press, New York 1952 - A splendid copy, bound in finely woven lime green cloth and stamped brightly in black ink on the front boards and in a maroon rectangle on the spine. Very clean and tight throughout. In a crisp, clean and near-fine dust jacket with the original price of $4.50 at the top of the front inside flap which has a tiny nick at the top corner. A very handsome copy in an attractive, near-fine dust jacket with light soiling to the white borders of the rear panel which features a black and white photo of a sardonic Steinbeck holding acigarette. A collectible copy of this classic Steinbeck work. "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." East of Eden is also the basis for the 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan. It is about a wayward young man who, while seeking his own identity, vies for the affection of his deeply religious father against his favored brother, thus retelling the story of Cain and Abel. The film stars Julie Harris, James Dean (in his first major screen role), and Raymond Massey. It also features Burl Ives, Richard Davalos, and Jo Van Fleet, and was adapted by Paul Osborn. East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck's young sons, Thom and John (then 6½ and 4½ years old, respectively). Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors.The Hamilton family in the novel is said to be based on the real-life family of Samuel Hamilton, Steinbeck's maternal grandfather. A young John Steinbeck also appears briefly in the novel as a minor character.According to his third and last wife, Elaine, Steinbeck considered it his magnum opus. Steinbeck stated about East of Eden: "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years." He further claimed: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this." (Wikipedia) First Edition with "First Published by the Viking Press in September 1952" on the copyright page and no subsequent printings listed. With the Viking Ship Colophon at the bottom of the page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Complete in fifteen volumes comprising The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under my Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It Wa

      Macdonald, UK 1952 - 1st Edition 1952 - 1969. A fifteen volume first edition set of Williamson's celebrated semi-autobiographical sequence of novels which explore the fortunes of one family during the first half of the twentieth century. Includes The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under my Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It was the Nightingale, The Power of the Dead, The Phoenix Generation, A Solitary War, Lucifer Before Sunrise and The Gale of the World. The books are generally in very good+ bright condition. Wrappers are very good+ with light rubbing and nicks to edges. A few odd closed tears. Slight age toning to spines. No loss to the wrappers. A few volumes price clipped. Dear Life with lightened spine. A nice set and un-common. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Niemeyer-Holstein, Otto. - "Stalinallee".

      - Mischtechnik / Aquarell, Gouache & Tusche, auf Büttenpapier, 1952. Von Otto Niemeyer-Holstein. 42,3 x 59,3 cm (Blatt). Soldner 126 A. Links unten in Bleistift monogrammiert. Verso in Faserstift Titel und Werkverzeichnis-Nr. Dazu in Bleistift Jahr. - 1952 war Niemeyer-Holstein mit Mecklenburger Künstlerkollegen in Berlin, um für einige Wochen beim Aufbau der Stalinallee zu skizzieren und zu malen. - Auf Karton aufgezogen. Mäßig guter Zustand. Otto Niemeyer-Holstein (1896 Kiel - 1984 Lüttenort). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1914-16 Kriegsfreiwilliger. 1919 Malkurse bei Arthur Segal in Ascona, später in Berlin. 1920 einige Monate in der Kunstakademie in Kassel. 1923 lernt er Paul Klee und Lyonel Feininger kennen. 1924 Gründungsmitglied der Künstlergruppe "Der große Bär" in Ascona. Lebt im 2. Weltkrieg zurückgezogen auf der Insel Usedom. 1953 gerät er zwischen die Fronten der Formalismusdebatte der DDR. 1954 Ausstellung in der Kunsthalle Mannheim, 1961 in der Nationalgalerie Berlin. Zahlreiche Auslandsreisen. 1964 zum Professor berufen. 1969 Mitglied der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Berlin. 1981 Ausstellung in der Kunsthalle Rostock. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        In Battle for Peace The Story of my 83rd Birthday With a comment by Shirley Graham

      First paperback edition. 8vo., original pictorial wrappers, housed in a folding box. New York, Masses and Mainstream.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Ex erotica. Det erotiske motiv i exlibris-kunsten.

      1952 1952 - Med forord af Mark F. Severin og Francesco Carbonara. 2 bd. Kbhvn.: Areté 1952-54. Rigt illustr. samt med løst indklæbede exlibris. 76; 88 s. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret sæt indbundet med de orig. omslag i smukke private halvlæderbind med guldtryk på ryggene. Bindene signeret Juul-Lassen. * Trykt som manuskript. Eksemplarer nr. 280 + 279.

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        Le guetteur mélancolique

      - Gallimard, Paris 1952, 12,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 26 copie numerate in Madagascar, edizione deluxe. Libro illustrato con un frontespizio di Pablo Picasso, André Salmon prefazione. copia rara e piacevole nonostante un piccolo strappo nel margine del secondo piatto. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 26 exemplaires numérotés sur Madagascar, tirage de tête.  Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice de Pablo Picasso, préface d'André Salmon. Rare et agréable exemplaire en dépit d'une petite déchirure en marge du second plat.

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        Colección DUQUE Y MARQUÉS, Opúsculos literarios rarísimos dirigida por Antonio Pérez y Gómez.

      - Edición numerada y nominada de la tirada de treinta ejemplares marcados de la A a la Z (letra M), en papel de hilo. Impresos en Valencia, ".la fonte que mana y corre.", Tipografía Moderna, 1952-1963, 13x18, 19 volúmenes. Tomo I: Francisco METGE. Tesoro escondido de todos los más famosos romances así antiguos como modernos del Cid. Va la a fin en seis romances la historia de los siete infantes de Lara. (Barcelona, 1626) ; Tomo II: Joseph Antonio LÓPEZ DE GALARZA. Claridad en dos puertos ; Tomo III: Francisco MURCIA DE LA LLANA. Canciones lúgubres y tristes, a la muerte de don Christoval de Oñate ; Tomo IV: Joseph ORTIZ DE VALDIVIELSO Y AGUAYO. Discursos exemplares (1634) ; Tomo V: Juan BERMUDEZ Y ALFARO. El Narciso. Flor traducida del cefiso a al betis (1618) ; Tomo VI: Juan de QUIRÓS. Cristo y Pathia (Toledo, 1552) ; Tomo VII: Antonio de MELO. Libro de varios sonetos, romances, cartas y décimas. Con los proverbios de Barros (Módena, 1603) ; Tomo VIII: Licenciado TAMA-RIZ. Novelas y cuentos en verso ; Tomo IX: Francisco de ARCE. Fiestas reales en Lisboa (Lisboa, 1619) ; Tomo X: Juan de JAUREGUI. Discurso poético (Madrid, 1624) ; Tomo XI: Francisco de OCAÑA. Cancionero para cantar la noche de Navidad y las fiestas de Pascua (Alcalá, 1603) ; Tomo XII: Pliegos sueltos sobre el emperador Carlos Quinto (relaciones en verso) ; Tomo XIII: Pliegos sueltos sobre el emperador Carlos Quinto (relaciones en prosa) ; Tomo XIV: Antonio PÉREZ. Un pedaço de historia de lo sucedido en çaragoça de Aragón (Pau, 1591) ; Tomo XV: André FROES. Amores divinos (Lisboa, 1631) ; Tomo XVI: Francisco ROIZ LOBO. Dos romances (Coimbra, 1596) y Tomo XVII: COLODRERO VILLA-LOBOS. Golosinas del ingenio (Zaragoza, 1642). Tomo XVIII: Francisco DE LA TORRE. Brebe Deleytación de romances varios. (Málaga, 1668). Tomo XIX: Antonio ALVARES SOARES. Rimas varias. (Lisboa, 1928). (57351).

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        Dichter u. Übersetzer (1920-1970): Eigenh. WIDMUNG mit Dat. u. U. (voller Namenszug) in seiner berühmtesten Lyriksammlung: "Mohn und Gedächtnis".

      79 S. Schwarze OLwd. (Einband Peter Schneidler) mit goldgeprägt. Titel a. Deckel u. Rücken. Mit eigenh. vierzeiliger WIDMUNG a. Vortitel: "Für Szász János, / herzlich / Paul Celan / 15. 4. 68." - // - Celans Gedichtband "Mohn und Gedächtnis" (EA 1952) mit dem berühmten Gedicht "Todesfuge" thematisiert den Mord an den europäischen Juden durch die Nationalsozialisten. - János Szász (*1958 in Budapest) war damals der kleine Sohn des ungarischen Regisseurs und Holocaust-Überlebenden Péter Szász (1927-1983). Er wurde später selbst Regisseur und widmete sich ebenfalls dem Thema Holocaust in Ungarn. So drehte er 2000 mit der Unterstützung der von Steven Spielberg gegründeten Shoah Foundation die Dokumentation: "A Holocaust szemei". (Szász directed (2000) a documentary for the Shoa Foundation and Steven Spielberg). - Handschriftl. Zeugnisse von Paul Celan sind selten. - Sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Richard Husslein]
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        East of Eden

      New York: the Viking Press, 1952. Undetermined. very good. 1st limited edition. 602pp. Octavo. Original forest green cloth; gold gilt title stamped to the front board. Brown title label with gold gilt lettering stamped to spine. Text block edges stained to match the spine label. Minor shelf wear to the boards, with some minor bumping to the corners. Original acetate jacket. Original wood grained slipcase has some mild wear mainly on the edges and a few minor splits. Housed in a forest green clam shell case with a black leather label with gold gilt lettering set into the spine. This is the signed limited edition with 1500 copies printed, 750 of those originally reserved for private distribution--signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page. Additional inscription by Pascal "Pat" Covici--to whom this book has been dedicated--on the dedication page. A bright, lovely copy with two important signatures. First limited signed edition (limited to 1500 copies) of Steinbeck's remarkable novel of American life between the Civil and First World Wars. Steinbeck dedicated this book to Pascal Covici, his longtime publisher and friend, who has inscribed the book to Bob Silver, the sales director at Viking Press, just under the dedication. Covici signed Steinbeck to his original company, Covici-Friede, and convinced Steinbeck to follow him to Viking Press in 1938. The two maintained a close professional and friendly relationship throughout both of their lives. This novel was the basis for the 1955 Kazan film starring James Dean, Raymond Massey, and Julie Harris which won Jo Van Fleet the 1956 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. 1952

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        Printed card, signed and dated

      1952. Acknowledgement of birthday greetings. The card measures 85 mm x 118 mm. There are tape marks at the corners, otherwise in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        a 4-volume manuscript diary by a Chinese Communist local government cadre, ca. 1952-1970

      1952-1970, Baoding [Hebei, China] 1952 - 15x10cm, 1180 pp., FOUR VOLUMES. This is a 4-volume handwritten diary, entirely in Chinese, authored by a local goverment cadre in Baoding City, then capital of Hebei province, recording much detail on economic and political affairs over an 18-year period.

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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. First edition. His first novel. A contemporary (dated 1952) signed and inscribed presentation copy. Fine in red cloth, one of 3 colors with no priority. The dustjacket has a 1/4" tear, and a crease to the rear flap, else the jacket's also fine. Specifically, The Natural is a baseball novel set in the 1930s, but it's really a Gothic novel taken out into the sunshine and set between the chalk lines. Its primary theme is the tragic flaw, while its minor themes touch a succession of juxtapositions including, choices and consequences, morality and responsibility, and rise and fall. Woven through the plotline is a symbolic myth of initiation and isolation, drawing from models of lore as distant as Chrétien de Troyes' Sir Percival (the original Arthurian quest for the Holy Grail), and as near as T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and so it is a knight's tale of betrayal, lost virtue, redemption, and extinction, a chilling read, that's dark, deep, leveled, literate, mythological, supernatural, and profound. Generally, it's a reminder that novels are a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of secret charm, and of thought in cold storage, a small object that fills an immensity. Novels are, no less than, the history of everything that didn't happen (Book Code). Fine / Fine.

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        En Attendant Godot

      Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1952. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. First trade edition, first printing, in the original French. Approaching Near Fine, with toning to pages, spine and lightly to wraps, light soiling and light wear to wraps, with light wear to base of spine. Beckett's masterpiece was first composed and published in French and performed in 1953 at the Theatre de Babylone in Paris. It would later be translated into English by Beckett himself.

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        I sei poeti di Campionario. Luzi Parronchi Betocchi Merini Spagnoletti Pierri.

      Schwarz Editore - Maestri Arti Grafiche. Milano 1952 - Campionario, Collana di Poesia diretta da Giacinto Spagnoletti. Serie completa conservata in cofanetto editoriale, nella tiratura di cinquanta esemplari firmati dall'Autore su carta filigranata Ingres di Fabriano (copia n° 2). Mario Luzi, Primizie del deserto. (Premio Carducci 1953) Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Ottone Rosai. - Alessandro Parronchi, L'incertezza amorosa. Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Mario Marcucci. - Carlo Betocchi, Un ponte nella pianura. Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Rolando Monti. - Alda Merini, La presenza di Orfeo. (Opera prima). Ritratto dell'Autrice in antiporta eseguito da G. Vaglieri. - Giacinto Spagnoletti, A mio padre, d'estate. Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Luigi Bartolini. - Michele Pierri, De consolatione (1946-1952). Ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta eseguito da Miriam Pierri. Edizioni originali. Oltre alla presente tiratura firmata sono stati stampati 10 esemplari contrassegnati da A a L e 950 esemplari numerati da cinquantuno a mille su carta uso mano. Brossure editoriale cartacee a stampa, sopracoperte trasparenti, astuccio editoriale con titoli al dorso e piatti in tutta tela, cofanetto editoriale con medesima tela. In 8°, pp. 33, 3 / 33, 3 / 35, 1 / 31, 5 / 40, 4 / 30, 2. Solo qualche lieve segno all'astuccio e cofanetto, ma esemplare perfettamente conservato in ogni sua parte. Insieme non comune. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lieutenant Hornblower.

      1952 - First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, dust jacket. London, Michael Joseph. Book slightly tilted, and dust jacket with some very minor signs of wear. A presentation copy, inscribed to his friend the Anglo-Welsh novelist (and wife of the novelist Charles Morgan) Hilda Vaughan ?To HV with best wishes - only sorry that she is not inscribing one to me. C.S. Forester.? [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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