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      New York: Scribner, 1952.. New York: Scribner, 1952.. Cloth. Small spot on upper board, some offsetting to endsheets and soiling to fore- edge; a frequently read, but solid, copy in imperfect and worn dust jacket. First edition of the author's first book (one of 2500 copies printed), a work regarded as one of the opening salvos in the literature of the Beats. Inscribed by Holmes in an early hand: "With all my best - John" (a pencil date in another hand follows, "Oct. 1953"). Further signed and dated by Allen Ginsberg in March 1976, with reference to p. 36, where the paragraph containing Pasternak's observation "'You know, everyone I know is kind of furtive, kind of beat'" has a marginal highlight. Pasternak is regarded as the fictional analogue for Kerouac. The recipient to whom the inscription was directed is unknown, but this copy resided among the copies of his books kept by his second wife, Shirley, who he married in September 1953. Formerly a moderately uncommon book; now, only uncommon with an early inscription.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Death in the Fifth Position

      New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., Ltd., 1952.. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., Ltd., 1952., 1952. Crime novel; a Dutton 'Guilt-Edged' Mystery. First Edition. Publisher's original cloth with titles to spine in dustwrapper. A fine, superb copy of a murder-mystery written by Gore Vidal under a pseudonym.

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        La Figure Dans L'Oeuvre De Leger

      Louis Carre 1952 - Publisher: Louis Carre, Paris France. First Edition 1952 Catalog printed on Velin d"Arches paper by Mourlot Freres, Paris, in an edition of 1000, for Leger's Exhibition "La Figure dans L'Oeuvre de Leger". 32 pages, 8 high quality full page color lithography reproductions (incl 2 double page), 8 black line paintings on beige background, 5 in-text illustrations. This is an un-numbered copy out of 1000. Some of the artwork reproduced were created in the year or this publication, 1952, i.e. his famous "Visage aux Mains". Text by Andre Marois "Mon Ami Leger", and "Comment je concois la figure" by Fernand Leger. Leger died 3 years later. 1881-1955. Book is Near Fine-Fine. Foredge uncut, heavy stock Arches paper, glassine dustjacket with title and editor printed in brown. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arti Visive (Rivista della fondazione Origine) Nø1-2-3 (I Serie)

      Fondazione Origine, Roma 1952 - Art, Literature, Poetry Magazine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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      Achille J. St. Onge, Worcester, MA 1952 - miniature book (6.0 x 4.2 cm). leather, title and author gilt-stamped on front cover, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers. (vi), 27, (3) pages. Limited to 750 copies (Bradbury, St. Onge 8). Frontispiece illustration of the King with a portrait in text. Brief biographical sketch of George VI. The Prime Minister's address to the nation upon the King's death and the accession of Elizabeth II to the throne. With the miniature bookplate of Kathryn Rickard on front pastedown. leather, title and author gilt-stamped on front cover, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Player Piano

      Scribners 1952 - Signed by the Author on the title page. Letter A on c-page. BOMC edition. Green case with purple spine stamp. jacket has some water stains more visible on back than on front. Nice copy. Beautiful signature. Signed at the World Trade Center Border's store, which burned to the ground on 9/11. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original large portrait of the composer in oil ("Hindemith with Viola") on board executed by Rudolf W. Heinisch in Expressionistic style and signed by the artist with his initials, "WHR."

      . Undated, but 1952. Approximately 810 x 990 mm. + frame. The painting depicts Hindemith in half-length in concert dress performing on a viola. The subject is portrayed with a forceful intensity, with the suggestion of the beginning of a musical stave to the forehead continuing beyond the portrait and with musical notation on multiple staves swirling in the background with diagonal lines crossing the painting parallel to the subject's bow mirroring the dynamics of bow movement.. Rudolf W. Heinisch (1896-1956) was a painter, graphic artist and stage designer whose style has been variously described as belonging to Expressionism, Expressive Realism and the "New Objectivity" school. He and Hindemith were life-long friends; Heinisch was a witness at Hindemith's marriage, and both moved from Frankfurt to Berlin in the early 1930s. Heinisch executed another portrait of Hindemith in 1931 which was exhibited at the Staedelsche Museum in Frankfurt/Main; this portrait was subsequently declared "degenerate" and destroyed by the Nazis. Some of Heinisch's oil paintings and watercolours were also included in the infamous exhibition of "Entartete Kunst" mounted by the Nazis in Munich in 1937 along with works by many important artists. Heinisch also illustrated the first edition of Hindemith's children's opera, Wir bauen eine Stadt, published in 1930. Other portraits of Hindemith by Heinisch are held at the Senatsabteilung für Kunst und Wissenschaft in Berlin, the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, the offices of Schott Verlag in Mainz, and in the Hindemith House Museum in Blonay, Switzerland. "When my father made the present viola painting I was seven years old, but I remember this very well because it was a great event when Hindemith came to Berlin. I went with my father to the orchestra rehearsal, where he made a lot of preparatory sketches for the oil painting." Correspondence to us from the artist's son, Mr. Philipp Heinisch. The creative output of both Hindemith and Heinisch were ultimately banned by the Nazis and, while Hindemith emigrated from Berlin in 1938, Heinisch remained there. After the war, Heinisch became one of the "Lost Generation" of artists and failed to gain any degree of recognition during his lifetime. There has, however, been renewed interest in Heinisch in more recent times. A major exhibition of his works took place at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in 1977. His work is also included in the well-known collection of Dr. Gerhard Schneider of "degenerate" art dating from the period of German National Socialism; an exhibition of art works from this collection entitled "Kunst und Künstler im Nationalsozialismus Werke aus der Sammlung Gerhard Schneider" was also held at the Stadtmuseum in Berlin in early 2013.

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        Theatro Americano, descripción general de los reinos y provincias de la Nueva España y sus jurisdicciones

      Mexico City: Editora Nacional, 1952. Description:2 volumes. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 3/4") bound in facsimile velum with title printed in red and black on covers and horizontally ink lettered. Introduction by Francisco Gonzalez de Cossio. From the library of George M Foster. Second edition limited to 500 copies of which this is number 13.José Antonio Villaseñor y Sánchez was an 18th-century geographer, historian, and mathematician in New Spain. He was born in San Luis Potosí, México and studied at San Ildefonso in Mexico City. He became an accountant, and later official cosmographer (geographer) of New Spain. By order of Philip V, the viceroy of New Spain, Conde de Fuenclara, was commanded in 1740 to have a report prepared on the true condition of the provinces of his jurisdiction. He commissioned José Antonio Villaseñor y Sánchez to prepare the report. Villaseñor occupied a number of important posts: official mayor of the Contaduria de Reales Tributos, contador general de la azogues, and cosmographer of New Spain. He wrote a number of works of mathematical and astronomical interest. The outcome of this commission by Fuenclara was the Theatro Americano, descripción general de los reinos y provincias de la Nueva España y sus jurisdicciones. It appered in two volume in 1746 and 1748. The first volume contains introductory chapters on pre-Spanish and Spanish history of Mexico, followed by a jurisdiction-by jurisdiction description of the archdiocese of Mexico and diocese of Puebla. The second volume continues the description for the diocese of Puebla. The second volume continues the description for the diocese of Michoacán, Oaxaca, Guadalajara and Durango. The work comprehends a great mass of data regarding the ethnology and population of the Mexican provinces in the mid-18th century. Handbook of Middle American Indians.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Foster's stamp to front limited page, some wear to edges, small linear tear at spine head of volume 2 else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Joyce the Artificer

      [London:] Issued for Private Circulation, printed by the Chiswick Press, 1952. [London:] Issued for Private Circulation, printed by the Chiswick Press,, 1952. Two Studies of Joyce's method; with five Collotype reproductions from the Proofs of "Ulysses" and "Tales of Shem and Shaun", together with a letter and notes thereon by J. Schwartz. Quarto. Original light green paper wrappers printed in black, single quire of 10 leaves bound with thread. With 5 full-page collotype facsimiles of Joyce's corrected proofs and an autograph letter to the printer of a section of Work in Progress. Small pencil correction to p. [8] ("conscience" instead of "conscious") Edges of wrappers faintly faded, tiny closed tear to fore edge of front wrapper. An excellent copy. Limited edition, number 87 of 90 copies. "James Joyce was a man of afterthoughts. His inspirations, as we can see from these much-corrected proofs of Ulysses, were successive. The first was a key, as it were, to a second, and the second to a third. His discovery of what he wished to say was like the conquest of Mexico. It began with the islands, touched the mainland, climbed to an astounding vision of pyramids and feathered warriors, and ended in the triumphant capture of Tenochtitlan. Shakespeare would have landed on the roof of Montezuma's palace by helicopter. Joyce had to take the longer, harder road. However, he got there in the end. And that, after all, is the only thing that matters" (Aldous Huxley).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Little Horse Bus. With illustrations by Dorothy Craigie.

      Max Parrish, London 1952 - First Edition, first printing. 35pp. Red cloth lettered in gold at spine and with a gilt Craigie illustration to upper board. Pictorial endpapers. A little light spotting to front endpaper accompanying a millimetre or so of bleeding from publisher's top edge stain. A lovely copy in lightly dust marked pictorial dust wrapper with two short closed tears and a little rubbing to head and base of spine panel. Some light spotting to wrapper flaps. A delightfully illustrated story for children, Greene and Craigie's third offering following 'The Little Train' and 'The Little Fire Engine'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zorba The Greek

      London: John Lehman, 1952.. London: John Lehman, 1952. First edition in English, preceding the American edition by one year. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis. From the library of Odysseas Elytis, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1979. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Carl Wildman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Trade editions signed by Kazantzakis are exceptionally rare. Zorba the Greek is the epic tale of a young Greek intellectual who ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious Alexis Zorba. Kazantzakis has made a work of stunning genius. The book is about life. How does one live it? How does one deal with the vicissitudes of it? The tragedies? The failures? Does one stand on the sidelines of life and never jump in? Does one fear getting married or fear having children or fear doing any activity that could fail or come to naught? Zorba tells us what to do. And in the end, when the whole bloody mess comes falling down around us, and all our plans and schemes are for naught, what do you do? Dance. Dance as hard and as wild as you can. Spit and fume and sing and smash your heels into the dirt. And laugh at it all. the absurdity of worry and wondering. Zorba shows us the joy of just "being" and "doing." The novel was adapted into a successful 1964 film of the same name as well as a 1968 musical, Zorba.

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        Typed Letter, Signed, to Charles Maurras].

      London. 24 August 1952. - One page, quarto. On 24 Russell Street letterhead. In French. Old folds from mailing, else very good. A warm letter, in French, to an elder colleague of many years, the French poet, critic and political theorist, Charles Maurras (1868 - 1952), written three months before the recipient's death. Addressed to "Cher monsieur et maître .," Eliot thanks him for the copy of LA BALANCE INTÉRIEURE, then recently published, and (roughly translated) comments that "I was first of all very touched that you would have thought of me after so many years. I read certain of those poems with a delight that I experience only rarely with those poets called 'modern'; noting there above all the perfect accord between intelligence and feeling: a harmony that I appreciate to the highest degree in a world that is tending to lose at the same time both the spirit of order and the spirit of refinement ." Signed in ink, and with the original typed envelope, bearing a forwarding address in an unknown hand to Maurras at the Clinique St. Gregoire. In March, due to his failing health, Maurras had been released from prison, where he had been sentenced to life on the basis of certain activities during the war. He entered a hospital, and then was transferred to the clinic in Tours where this letter was forwarded. Eliot translated one of Maurras's critical essays for THE CRITERION in 1928, and the following year dedicated DANTE to him.

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        Aquarell Blumenbild: Phytolaccaeae Ledenbergia

      . 1952. Maße: ca. 50 cm x 70,5 cm, unten links signiert und datiert, im Passepartoute, (leicht fleckig). - Rückseitig gestempelt: Atelier Astfalck-Vietz / Marta Astfalck-Vietz war eine deutsche Fotografin, Werbe- und Gebrauchsgraphikerin, sowie Pädagogin -

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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1952. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1952. First Edition of the author?s first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with some tiny chips and light wear and tear.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        The Diary of a Young Girl

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1952 - Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Very minor wear at bottom corners of covers; else fine. Previous owner's name and date written on the title page. Dust jacket has original price of $3.00 printed on the front flap. Chipping at the corners and spine ends; sun fading to the spine; small piece missing at top of rear panel next to spine; front flap detached from front panel 2/3 down. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, First Shelf 1952 - Hardback book with original dust jacket. True First Edition/First Printing with first state dust jacket. Meets all collector's points: Blue cloth boards with silver lettering; Hemingway's name pressed on front board; the copyright 1952 with the "A" and Scribner's colophon below; DJ flap has the original $3.00 price intact; back dust jacket cover has the portrait of Hemingway with a blue tint; no mention of the Nobel Prize on the DJ; no deboss spot on back board. Jacket is mylar-protected. Condition: Strong, straight boards and binding. Crisp, clean pages. Free from any musty odors, dust jacket bright and clean. Flaws: slightest rubbing to a few small spots on bottom/top of boards. Two small chips to dust jacket on spine. Former owner's name written in fountain pen on inside, with later bookplate place on top. Photos will be available shortly. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Waldschwarze, und andere Erzählungen

      Bamberg Karl May Verlag, 1952 - 479 S. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Seiten alters- und papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, K14893 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 346 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        Il Contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna

      Milan: Libreria Editrice Politecnica Tamburini, 1952. Milan: Libreria Editrice Politecnica Tamburini,, 1952. Octavo. Original tan cloth-backed tan paper boards, titles to front board in black. Numerous black and white illustrations. Tiny bump to fore edge of front board. Contents faintly toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Erich Mendelsohn on the front free endpaper, "To Alexander and Cally Cochran, Erich Mendelsohn, [VII ?] 53", and with the recipients' bookplate on the front pastedown. Alexander Cochran was an American architect, who founded the firm Cochran, Stephenson and Donkervoet. This monograph, to which Mendelsohn contributed, was published for the Facoltà d'Architettura del Politenico in Milan.

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        The Penal Code of the Federated Malay States. The Criminal Procedure Code. The Evidence Ordinance. Notes and Commentaries from the Penal Code

      52 - Kuala Lumpur - Government Press, 1952. 52 - Kuala Lumpur - Government Press, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of scarce mid twentieth century legal publications from the Federation of Malay States. Comprising: 'The Penal Code of the Federated Malay States as extended throughout the Federation of Malaya by virtue of the Penal Code (Amendment and Extended Application) Ordinance, 1948' (1952); 'The Criminal Procedure Code of the Federated Malay States as extended to apply in the Malay States by virtue of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 1947, and incorporating all amendments up to 1st October 1951' (1951); 'The Evidence Ordinance of the Federation of Malaya', compiled by S. Kula Singam (1951); and 'Notes and Commentaries from the Penal Code' (1951). With a bookbinder's label forthe Caxton Press, Kuala Lumpur,to the front pastedown. There are regular blank ruled pages. The Federation of Malaya refers to the federation of eleven states - comprising nine Malay states and the British settlements of Penang and Malacca - that existed from 1948 until 1963, and was eventually superseded by Malaysia. Condition: In a leather-effect cloth binding. Externally,some shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright, with light foxing to endpapers and extreme outer margins, rarely affecting text. A rare primary source. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        THE WAR SPEECHES. Compiled by Charles Eade.

      Cassell & Company ltd. London.,1952 - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Three volumes. Large 8vo. (10 x 6.5 inches). Very good set in original dustwrappers which have closed tears, chipping and some loss to the edges, particularly the bottom of the spines on volumes 2 and 3. Internally a clean copy and the bindings still solid and firm. Overall a near to very good set of the definitive edition of Churchill's war speeches. Only 4700 sets were published, on september 3rd 1952. The first volume is dated 1951 but was issued at the same time as volumes 2 and 3.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster - ABA Member.]
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        Campbell's Kingdom

      nbsp;London -Collins & The Book Society, 1952. nbsp;London -Collins & The Book Society, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition story of Western Canada as it was and the story of the oil boom and the wastes of the Rocky Mountains. First edition with unclipped dustwrapper. Described as Hammond Innes at his best. Condition: In a pictorial dustwrapper and full cloth binding. Externally, sound with spotting and sunning to the dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper.

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      London - Hogarth Press, 1952. London - Hogarth Press, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of the last novel written by Henry Green. Henry Green was the nom de plume of Henry Vincent Yorke (29 October 1905 13 December 1973), an English author best remembered for the novels Nothing and Loving. Green's novels are often described as being among the most important works of English modernist literature, along with those of Virginia Woolf. Condition: In a green cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with just some light shelfwear. Dustwrapper hassomechipping, but is otherwise generally smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, and generally clean, with just the odd instance of spotting. Overall:VERY GOODwith a GOOD dustwrapper..

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        The Medal Collector - The Medal Collector Bulletin,

      . 1. Band: Vol. 3 (1952), Nr. 1 - 12, Vol. 4 (1953), Nr. 1 - 6 (Januar bis Dezember) 2. Band: Vol. 1 (1954) Nr. 1 - 12, Vol. 2. (1955), Nr. 1 - 12, Vol. 1956, Nr. Jan. - March, 3. Band: Vol. 1956, Nr. April - Dec., Vol. 1957, Nr. Jan. - Dec., Vol. 9 (1958) Nr. 1 - 6 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 10 (1959), Nr. 1 - 6 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 11 (1960), Nr. 1 - 6 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 12 (1961), No. 1 - 10 (Jan. - Dec.), 4. Band: Vol. 13 (1962), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 14 (1963), No. 1 - 12 (Jan - Dec.), Vol. 15 (1964) No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), 5. Band: Vol. 16 (1965), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 17 (1966), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), 6. Band: Vol. 18 (1967), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 19 (1968), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), verschiedene Formate, 1. Band in Halbleinen, 2. - 6. Band in Ganzleinen gebunden Zustand 2 (R201A) ZUSAMMEN:.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribner's, New York 1952 - A very good copy bound in finely woven blue cloth stamped brightly in silver on the spine with no flecking to the lettering. With rubbing and light wear to the extremities. This copy was published in 1958. A newspaper photo of Ernest and Mary Welsh Hemingway has been glued onto the second free endpaper and dated July 3, 1961, creating some offsetting. In a later dust jacket with the price of $3.00 and with the notice of the Pulitzer Prize at the top of the front flap. Heavy chipping and small pieces missing at the top of the spine ends and at the corners. This copy is inscribed in black ink on the front endpaper: "For Karen from her friend Ernest Hemingway." And dated: "Tucson 20 March '59" by the recipient. The recipient was Waldo Pierce's daughter, Karen, who has written a letter of provenance dated Sept. 6, 2007: "When I was 10 years old, Ernest Hemingway came to our house in Tucson, Arizona, to visit my father, Waldo Peirce. He signed a book for everyone in the family, and I got The Old Man and the Sea. Karen Peirce." Waldo Peirce (1884?1970) was an American painter, born in Bangor, Maine. Peirce was both a prominent painter and a well-known character. He was sometimes called "the American Renoir". A long-time friend of Ernest Hemingway, of whom he painted the cover picture for Time magazine in 1937, he was once called "the Ernest Hemingway of American painters." To which he replied, "They'll never call Ernest Hemingway the Waldo Peirce of American writers." In a letter written in the mid-1930s, Ernest Hemingway described a visit by Peirce to his home in Key West, Florida: "Waldo is here with his kids like untrained hyenas and him as domesticated as a cow. Lives only for the children and with the time he puts on them they should have good manners and be well trained, but instead they never obey, destroy everything, don't even answer when spoken to, and he is like an old hen with a litter of ape hyenas. I doubt if he will go out in the boat while he is here. Can't leave the children. They have a nurse and a housekeeper too, but he is only really happy when trying to paint with one setting fire to his beard and the other rubbing mashed potato into his canvasses. That represents fatherhood." (Wikipedia) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1952 - 8vo. black cloth spine with decorated paper-covered boards, black cameo of Sherlock Holmes in the center of each cover, original slip. xxii, (ix),764 ; (x), 765-1222 ; (x), 1223-1777 +(1) pages. 8 Volumes. A Definitive Text, Corrected and Edited by Edgar W. Smith, with an Introduction by Vincent Starrett, and Illustrated with a Selective Collation of the Original Illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and Others. Limited to 1500 numbered sets. The first volume contains: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. The second volume contains: The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Return of Sherlock Holmes. The third volume contains: His Last Bow, The Valley of Fear, and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. Designed and planned by W.A. Dwiggins and printed by Peter Beilenson. Slipcases rubbed along edges. Bookplate on front pastedown of first volume. black cloth spine with decorated paper-covered boards, black cameo of Sherlock Holmes in the center of each cover, original slip [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Kulturpolitik. Reden von Otto Grotewohl. Mit einer Einleitung von Nationalpreisträger Johannes R. Becher.

      Dresden, VEB Verlag der Kunst, 1952.. 1. Auflage 185 (3) Seiten mit ganzseitigem Porträt von Otto Grotewohl und faksimilisierter Unterschrift. 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Ganz-Leineneinband mit geprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel, Farbkopfschnitt.. mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mit zwei kleinen fachmännisch hinterlegten Einrissen, auf dem Vorsatz persönliche Widmung des Autors: "Gen. P........../ mit freundlichen/ Geburtstagswünschen/ 19/11.56/ O. Grotwohl". EA WG² 88,112. Beiliegend Zeitungsartikel vom IV. Parteitag der SED und zum 150. Todestag Schillers. Otto Grotewohl (* 11. März 1894 in Braunschweig - + 21. September 1964 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Politiker (SPD, ab 1946 SED). Er war von 1949 bis 1964 Ministerpräsident der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Bitte warten Sie nach Ihrer Bestellung unsere Vorausrechnung per E-Mail ab oder zahlen Sie per Paypal an

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        Chinese Woodblock Prints from the Ten Bamboo Hall Studio. Shi Chu Chai Chien P'u. 2 Volumes

      Peking: Rong Bao Zhai [Rung Pao Chai] Studio, 1952 - Quarto, 31.3*21.1cm. 2 Volumes only (A complete set contains 4 volumes. This set missing Vol 2 and Vol 4). Volume 1 with 44 double leaves, 62 ilustrations. Volume 3 with 38 double leaves, 72 illustrations. The upper corner of half of the leaves in Volume 1 are dampstained, otherwise clean with fine illustrations. Original stitched wrappers in silk brocade portfolio. Text in the CHINESE language. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Limited Editions Club. New York: Limited Editions Club. 5th Edition or later Edition. Hardcover. Fine. LIMITED EDITION, ONE OF 600 COPIES SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER ALFRED EISENSTAEDT. Introduction by Charles Scribner. Illustrated with five photogravures by Alfred Eisenstaedt printed from the original negatives created by Eisenstaedt in 1952 for the Life Magazine appearance of the novel. "Over a career that lasted more than 50 years, Mr. Eisenstaedt became famous as the quintessential Life photographer, producing more than 2,500 picture stories and 90 covers for the magazine" (New York Times obituary, August 25, 1995). New York: Limited Editions Club, 1990. Oblong folio, blue goatskin & linen; in a black suede-lined clamshell slipcase. With original Limited Editions Club newsletter about The Old Man and the Sea laid in. A few spots to slipcase, otherwise fine.

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        SONG OF THE OXEN By HALLIE R. DOLIN signed 1952 Rare First Edition

      PAGEANT PRESS, NY 1952 - TITLE: SONG OF THE OXEN By HALLIE R. DOLIN signed 1952 Rare First Edition AUTHOR: HALLIE R. DOLIN PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: PAGEANT PRESS, NY 1952 EDITION: First Edition stated CATEGORY: Signed, First Edition, Rare, Adventure BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Red CONDITION: The jacket is in good condition with a really minor split to the upper front edge. The $3.00 price is still on the front flap. The front free endpaper is signed by the author "Sincere good wishes To: Lucille Curry From: Hallie R. Dolin." Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 149 pages. Good+/Good+ dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Signed First Edition stated. PAGEANT PRESS, NY 1952. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 1750 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006297 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Places

      London: The Queen Anne Press, 1952. London: The Queen Anne Press,, 1952. With Wood Engravings by Reynolds Stone. Tall octavo. Original presentation binding of red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, light blue endpapers, top edge dyed red, others untrimmed. Housed in a red quarter morocco folding case. Spine and edges of boards faded, cloth lightly rubbed. First edition, first impression. Number 52 of 950 copies. This a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Angie with love from Evelyn, Christmas 1952" and additionally in red ink, "Corrected for Bob, 1953". Within the text Waugh has made forty corrections in red ink.

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        The War of the Revolution

      New York - The Macmillan Company, 1952. New York - The Macmillan Company, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A history of the American Revolution and Civil War from Christopher Ward. First edition. Including chapters on the siege of Boston, Arnold's march to Quebec, civil war in the South and much more. Illustrated throughout with numerous maps. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In a blue cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight bumping and a few marks. Hinges are a little strained, but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages are bright, and quite clean, with just a few instances of foxing throughout. Faint aroma of tobacco smoke to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Le Manifestazioni oculari delle Malattie da Virus e da Rickettsie

      Bologna - Licinio Cappelli, 1952. Bologna - Licinio Cappelli, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce presentation copy of Professor V. Cavara and Professor G. B. Bietti's text on the effects of Rickets on the eye, signed by the authors to prominent ophthalmologist Sir Stewart Duke-Elder. Bound in card. Presumed First Edition. In Italian. With an ink inscription to the front free-endpaper, 'To Sir Stewart Duke-Elder, with the compliments of Cavara and G. B. Bietti'. It seems this is signed individually by both authors. Illustrated throughout with in-text photographs and diagrams. With a fold-out table showing localisation of the effects of Rickets on the eye. From the XXXIX Congress of the Italian Ophthalmological Society. G. B. Bietti gave his name to the disease Bietti's crystalline dystrophy (BCD), also called Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy - a rare autosomal recessive eye disease. Sir William Stewart Duke-Elder, GCVO, DSc, LLD, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCS, FRS, 1898 - 1978, a Scottish ophthalmologist, was a dominant force in his field for more than a quarter of a century. He is best remembered as a talented and prolific writer and editor. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild bumping and small closed tears to the edges, and some discolouration. Internally the pages are bright with mild browning to the page edges. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Coins In The Fountain

      Philadelphia, New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1952. Philadelphia, New York: J. B. Lippincott. NF/NF. 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. LOC 52-8785 . 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 .

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        Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell: Their Correspondence

      London - Victor Gollanz, 1952. London - Victor Gollanz, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Hardbound volume in burgundy cloth covered boards with dustjacket. George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright. Mrs Patrick Campbell (February 9, 1865 April 9, 1940) was one of the most successful British stage actresses of her generation. Shaw corresponded with an array of people, many of them well-known. His letters to and from Mrs. Patrick Campbell were adapted for the stage by Jerome Kilty as Dear Liar: A Comedy of Letters, as was his correspondence with the poet Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas (the intimate friend of Oscar Wilde), into the drama Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship by Anthony Wynn. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all pages securely attached. There is little wear to the extremities. The dustjacket is fully intact and has not been price-clipped. There are some small closed tears to the edges and a larger tear to the bottom of the front has been repaired to the rear with brown paper. The dustjacket isslightly spotted on the front and heavily spotted on the rear. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and isolated spot. Overall the volume is in very good condition indeed, with the dustjacket in good condition..

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      Joan Sallent, Sucr - Sabadell. Asociación de Bibliófilos de Barcelona. amb estuig. 1952-1954. Cartoné. 33X26. 2Vol: 1vol, LIV+3h+270Pág+8h. 2vol, 2h+XXXI+252Pág+2h. Aquesta primera edició consta de 100 exemplars nomitats i numerats, espectacular edició profusament documentada i ple d'escuts dorats i a color. Magnífica Obra. Ref 30 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taschen-Theater., Übertr.: Werner Riemerschmid. Mit 14 Zeichnungen des Verfassers.

      Wien : Donau-Verlag, 1952 - 159 S. Schutzumschlag dieser etwas randrissig, illustriert, von Jean Cocteau gewidmet, datiert, signiert und mit einer eigenhändigen Zeichnung fast über die gesamte Seite versehen " á Erich Speier Jean Cocteau * 1953 ", guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Counter-Revolution of Science

      Glencoe, Illinois.: Free Press, , 1952. Glencoe, Illinois. Free Press, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by F.A. Hayek on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshel box.The Counter-Revolution of Science is divided into two parts. "The first part is an acute and abstract study of the essential differences in method required in the study of the physical sciences on the one hand and the social sciences on the other… The second part of the book… gives an amusing and enlightening account of the… origin of 'scientism' [in the 19th century]" (Hazlitt, 83). This work complements Hayek's classic work of the free market, The Road to Serfdom.

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        Il salon jazz.

      Barcelone, Dau al set, 1952.. 25 x 18 cm, n. p., 12 ill. originales n.&b. + 3 ill. orig. coul. contrecollees. Broche, feuillets volants, couv. argentee premier plat ill. n.&b. + titre en trois vignettes contrecollees colorees et une vignette photo n.&b.. Second plat ill. n.&b. par Aulestia.. Dau al Set (" De sur le sept ") est le premier groupe artistique d'avant-garde catalan d'apres la Seconde guerre mondiale, ne a Barcelone en octobre 1948 autour de la revue homonyme. Ses fondateurs sont le poete Joan Brossa, les peintres Antoni Tapies, Joan Ponc, Joan-Joseph Tharrats et Modest Cuixart et le philosophe Arnau Puig. Plus tard, le poete et theoricien Juan-Eduardo Cirlot a rejoint le groupe, qui s'inscrit d'abord dans le mouvement dadaiste, et explore l'hyperrealisme, le surrealisme et l'existentialisme pour developper un style personnel, tres eloigne de l'ambiance culturelle du premier franquisme. Le groupe se proposait de dynamiser l'art et la societe catalane en les mettant en parallele avec les grands mouvements culturels internationaux de son epoque. Il a eu une grande influence sur les generations suivantes d'artistes catalans. La revue Dau al set se distingue par son eclectisme et aborde des sujets tres varies : art roman catalan, folklore populaire, musique classique et jazz... Ce volume, date de juin-juillet 1952, est intitule "II salon Jazz" et reunit des contributions de J. V. Foix, Luis Romero, C. Rodriguez-Aguilera, Mercedes de Prat, J. J. Tharrats, Arnald Puig, Alfonso Pinto, Michel Perrin, J.-E. Cirlot, V. Castells, A. Papo. En catalan, un texte en francais. Contient notamment un hommage a Mahalia Jackson. Richement illustre par Planasdura, Santi Suros, Luis Poveda, Juan Brotat, Guanse, Jose Roca, Javier Ciria, Antonio Saura, Marcos Aleu, Tapies, Matilde Tarres, Joan Ponc, Rogent, Subirachs. . Emballages soignes, expedition rapide. Photographies originales du livre visibles sur librairie-solstices .

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        Charlotte's Web

      - New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, (1952). "FIRST EDITION". 8vo. Illustrated by Garth Williams. A near fine copy.

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