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        En attendant Godot: pièce en deux Actes

      Paris: les èditions de Minuit, 1952 First edition, first printing. Original publisher's white paper wrappers, lettered in blue and black. A fine copy, with a hint of wear to the extremities, bright and clean panels, spine nearly devoid of any toning, fresh pages. An excellent copy. Housed in a custom folding box. En attendant Godot is an absurdist play about two main characters, Vladimir and Estragon, who converse in witty and amusing banter while they wait for Godot, who ultimately never arrives. Beckett, a Scottish author and native English speaker, moved to France and subsequently transitioned from writing in English to French, including this play. In 1954, Beckett translated this text from its original French into English, and it was published in London by Faber and Faber in 1956 under the English title Waiting for Godot. The play originally premiered in Paris at the Théâtre de Babylone in January 1953, and this true first edition uses the text from that production; the subsequent English edition contains the text used by the Criterion Theater for its production of the play after the London premier in August 1955 at the Arts Theater, including the "small number of textual deletions" that were made as per Lord Chamberlain's requirements in accordance with the strict UK theater censorship of the 1950's. Many subsequent productions have since altered Beckett's original text, leading to a bit of a discrepancy as to which version is the definitive text, but this French text is irrefutably the original. Regardless, Waiting for Godot is a theatrical masterpiece- "its form is unusual: its contents weird, its chief themes are madness, boredom, suffering, cruelty: yet the effect of its inspired cross-talk is hilarious.". 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

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        The Betrayal

      Penguin Fig Tree, 2010. 1st printing 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. Fine in Fine dw - unread. SIGNED and DATED by the author to title page - 6th May 2010. Booker Longlist 2010 ****************************************************** Leningrad in 1952: a city recovering from war, where Andrei, a young hospital doctor and Anna, a nursery school teacher, are forging a life together. Summers at the dacha, preparations for the hospital ball, work and the care of sixteen year old Kolya fill their minds. They try hard to avoid coming to the attention of the authorities, but even so their private happiness is precarious. Stalin is still in power, and the Ministry for State Security has new targets in its sights. When Andrei has to treat the seriously ill child of a senior secret police officer, Volkov, he finds himself and his family caught in an impossible game of life and death Ð for in a land ruled by whispers and watchfulness, betrayal can come from those closest to you. A gripping and deeply moving portrait of life in post-war Soviet Russia, The Betrayal brilliantly shows the epic struggle of ordinary people to survive in a time of violence and terror.

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      1952 - Magistral Acuarela original de MINGOTE, de primera etapa - Año 1952, en papel cartulina de la época, medidas 23 cm x 20 cm. Técnica: ejecutado con lapicero y acuarelas a colores. Imagen de hombre sentado y desnudo tocando el arpa junto al mar, con paisaje de playa, montaña, barco y casa. El dibujo está firmado y fechado en el ángulo inferior derecho, Mingote, 1952. Obra de primera época del genial dibujante, escritor, académico de la lengua y periodista español, don Antonio Mingote.

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      Gnome Press, Inc., New York 1952 - Book appears unread and is undamaged. Corners sharp, pages clean and undamaged. Edges have light age tone with a little more on the top. Upper and lower board extremities have slight rubbing. DJ near fine with some slight sun fade and a touch of edge crinkling at the spine top and a tiny closed tear the upper front. Not price clipped. A very nice copy! Any questions, please email. If you would like additional images of this book, please email. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sierra Sales]
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        Invisible Man

      Random House, 1952-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Random House, 1952: True First Edition, First Printing, with "First Printing" stated on the copyright page. In an original, first issue dust jacket with the proper price of $3.50 intact on the front flap. In Good+ condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Clean text. Light spotting to side of page block. Cloth shows wear, light scuffing, staining, rubbing and edge wear. Corners rubbed, spine ends worn and lightly frayed. The dust jacket shows rubbing, creasing, wear along the folds, with some chipping and loss. A nice overall copy, with a well preserved jacket. Presents well.

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        East of Eden

      Viking, New York 1952 - FIRST EDITION of Steinbeck's classic. Steinbeck "considered Eden to be his magnum opus, the crowning achievement of his life's work. Similar to how Steinbeck spent years researching and reflecting on Zapata, and similar to how Steinbeck gradually put pieces together for The Grapes of Wrath in the 1930's, the writer let East of Eden gestate in his mind for decades. He thus 'nurtured' it 'all of his life and? [it] seemed to grow with him until the time of writing was at hand' ? [To] one correspondent, Steinbeck placed East of Eden in the context of his life and work, concluding, 'That earlier work was practice for this? The rest was practice'. In another letter, Steinbeck asserted, 'I still think it is The Book, as far as I am concerned. Always before I have held something back for later. Nothing is held back here. This is not practice for a future. This is what I have practiced for?'" (Michael Price, John Steinbeck). First issue: with "bite" on page 281. New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with mild toning to spine, a little soiling to back panel, and a tiny bit of edgewear. An excellent copy of a first edition that is difficult to fine in good, collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        East Of Eden

      The Viking Press New York 1952. First Trade Edition Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a black on brick red title label on the spine and dark green print on the front board with the top edge of the text block stained yellow. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1/3" long closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area at the fold to the front panel with related creasing and light flecking of the printed colors and with rubbing and minor wear to the upper fore edge of the front panel at the fold. 602 pages of text. Pages 88/89 show minor offsetting from a newspaper article having been laid-in the book for too long. (Goldstone A32b) An extremely handsome, clean, tight and bright copy.Our code number = TB20615

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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      New York: Random House (1952)., 1952 Uncommon First edition. One of 500 copies printed. 8vo, illustrated with scenes from the 1952 production, original boards, dustwrapper. Near fine in very good or better dustwrapper.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: A Story for Children (First Edition)

      New York: Macmillan, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Publisher's price of $2.75 at the bottom of the front flap. Near Fine in a bright, Very Good dust jacket. Cloth very faded at the board edges; jacket has several small chips and closed tears, and a lightly faded spine panel. A very presentable copy of the third book in the author's "Narnia" series.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Ben Franklin explains how to replicate his electrical experiment in the December 1752 issue of The Gentleman's Magazine

      The Gentleman's Magazine (London: Sylvanus Urban, printed by E. Cave, jun. at St. John's Gate, December 1752), 5.25î x 8.25î, pp. [541 - 587]. With four engraved plates, one hand colored, another folding (10 x 8 in.). Binding remnants and stitch holes at left margin, minor corner and other creasing, pages clean overall. Of great interest is a letter from Ben Franklin, Philadelphia, October 19, 1752, printed on pages 560-561. In part, "As frequent mention is made in the newspapers from Europe, of the success of the Philadelphia experiment for drawing the electric fire from clouds by means of pointed rods of iron erected on high buildings, etc., it may be agreeable to inform the curious that the same experiment has succeeded in Philadelphia, tho' made in a different and more easy manner, which is as follows: Make a small cross of two light strips of cedar...tie the corners of the [silk] handkerchief to the extremities of the cross, so you have the body of a kite; which being properly accomodated with a tail, loop, and string, will rise in the air, like those made of paper...To the top of the upright stick of the cross is to be fixed a very sharp pointed wire, rising a foot or more above the wood. To the end of the twine, next the hand, is to be ty'd a silk ribbon, and where the silk and twine join, a key may be fastened. This kite is to be raised when a thunder gust appears to be coming must be taken..." Signed in print, "B.F." This issue also included an eclectic assortment of articles on science, industry, the arts and literature including "Improvement in grinding concave glasses", a "New theory of Aurora Borealis" and "Dr Halley's observation of an eclipse". Issue includes an excellent colored plate of a "Crested Fly-Catcher" as well as a "Horizontal Windmill" with an accompanying illustrated plate.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        WINSTON CHURCHILL An Informal Study of Greatness

      Garden City:: Doubleday,, 1952. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED BY WINSTON S. CHURCHILL without personalization. A Near Fine hardback Stated First Edition First Printing with mild edge soil minimal edge wear in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with soil rear, mild edge wear, dampstain edge. A Scarce work Signed by Winston Churchill.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Art of Juggling

      New York.: John McArdle, 1952 This is a reprint of the rare 1614 edition, published by John McArdle, New York, 47 pages, plus a seven page excursus. Limited edition. Wine-colored cloth over leather spine, stamped in gold, with publisher's dust wrapper. With publisher's essay on history of the book. 12mo. Inscribed and signed on the ffep, "This is the second book I have published, and the first to have gold stamping. I did the binding and stamping. With love to my beautiful wife. John." McArdle published several classic works on conjuring in limited editions. He was involved in most every step of production, from binding to stamping, and in some cases, printed the books himself, as well. The book is in very good condition, unmarked, clean and tight.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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      New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, (1952). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in an edgeworn, Very Good dustwrapper. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in two-toned cloth and illustrated with numerous facsimiles of Truman's writing, drawings, and photographs in color and black and white. INSCRIBED by the former President as usual in the large blank margin beneath the color frontispiece photograph of Truman at his desk: "Kindest regards to Percy E. Nelson/Harry Truman.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        The Palette Archive

      A collection of 60 letters and notes sent between 1952 and 1984 by famous names of the day to G. Scott Wright, Jr., the editor of The Palette, a small newsletter published by the Connecticut Arts Association in the 1960s. The letters, most of which are Signed, are in response to requests from Wright, a teacher at Weston High School in Weston, Connecticut, for voluntary contributions to his modest and perpetually underfunded periodical. The responses he received are interesting and illuminating, and cover a wide swathe of celebrity from political leaders to authors and artist to scientists and doctors. Included are 69 carbon copies of the typed letters sent by Wright. Recipients include: Dr. Stringfellow Barr, Thomas Hart Benton, Dr. Ralph Bunche, Bruce Catton, Sir Winston Churchill, Arthur Compton, Dr. James B. Conant, Alistair Cooke, Norman Cousins, Peter DeVries, R. Buckminster Fuller, Dr. A. Whitney Griswold, John Hersey, Sidney Hertzberg, Robert M. Hutchins, John F. Kennedy, Gyorgy Kepes, Charles Laughton, Max Lerner, Henry Luce, Russell Lynes, Dr. Jacques Maritain, Edward R. Murrow, Richard Neutra, Richard Nixon, Eliot Noyes, Dr. Brian O'Doherty, Frank O'Rourke, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, Lord Bertrand Russell, Eero Saarinen, Ben Shahn, Dr. Barlow Shapley, Sir Osbert Sitwell, William Steig, Adlai Stevenson, Arthur H. Sulzberger, and Henry Wallace. A detailed list of the archive is available upon request. .

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

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. (1952). First. First edition. Spine a little faded, near fine in the gray binding (one of three, with no priority) in a very near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears and nominal rubbing. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Charles Crow. Cordially Bern. July 1952." Crow was a friend of Malamud's from New York, and advised Malamud when he applied for teaching positions, eventually accepting a position at Oregon State College. Crow's advice to Malamud is quoted in Bernard Malamud: A Writer's Life by Philip Maurice Davis. An especially nice copy of the author's first book, perhaps the classic baseball novel, and basis for the sugarcoated but nevertheless effective Barry Levinson film featuring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, and Kim Basinger. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company,. [1952]. cloth.. Some darkening to text block, a near fine copy in very good to near. fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to edges and folds. Jacket. illustration by Henry Sharp. (#127156). First edition. Signed by the author on the half title page. The author's first book, first published in 1952 as part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. "A time travel tale involving a Wellsian time machine." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-78.

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        [Original Manuscript]: Wainer

      (1952). Fifteen-page typescript of a story submitted to the science-fiction magazine Galaxy, with a sixteenth page that consists of a story blurb by Shaara: "Certainly, life has a meaning / though sometimes it takes a lifetime to learn what it is." The first page bears Shaara's Highland Park, New Jersey address, and is dated in pencil, "9/23/52." The text, about 4300 words, has been edited in an unknown hand. The story appeared in the April 1954 issue, and was by our count his fourth appearance in Galaxy. The pages have been lightly folded in quarters and bear a small puncture in the upper right quadrant, partially affecting about a dozen letters throughout. Other light wear, but overall near fine. Shaara's first book, the boxing drama The Broken Place, was not published until 1968, followed in 1974 by his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Killer Angels. His science-fiction stories were not collected until 1982. We have seen very few examples of manuscript material by him appear on the market. .

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

      Editorial Losada, S. A. 1952 Boards a bit browned. Hinges professionally repaired. Extremely light foxing to first and last pages and to edges. Previous owner's notes on front endpaper; 8vo; 159 pages

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        Air mexicain *

      Arcanes, Paris 31.7.1952. - En feuilles 26 x 20, couverture rempliée à typo bicolore, étui vieux rose. 4 lithographies originales couleur de Rufino Tamayo. De la bibliothèque de Henri Noverraz, ce qu'atteste un titrage n^manuscrit de sa part sur le crystal au dos de l'ouvrage. Édition originale. L'un des 229 exemplaires numérotés sur BFK de Rives, après 1 Hollande avec double suite, décomposition et épreuve des planches rayées, 24 Vélin de Renage avec suite, signé par l'auteur et l'illustrateur et 20 hors commerce.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Player Piano (First Edition, Signed and dated in 1971)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Vonnegut and dated January 1971 on the front endpaper: "Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Signed at Heinz Hall Pittsburgh / 11-17-71." Laid in is a photocopy of the reading and workshop Vonnegut gave at the then-newly-refurbished hall, as part of its International Poetry Forum.& & Near Fine in a striking, Near Fine example of the fragile dust jacket. Jacket has a touch of the usual toning to the spine, else virtually without wear. Inscribed copies of Vonnegut first editions of this vintage are rare, and copies of the author's first book in this condition seldom surface.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Lieutenant Hornblower.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1952 - Octavo (180 x 120 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, all edges gilt. Spine lightly rubbed and sunned but gilt still bright, very slight bowing to the boards, tanning to edges of free endpapers, prelims and end leaves. An excellent copy. First edition, third impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        East Of Eden

      First Trade Edition Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a black on brick red title label on the spine and dark green print on the front board with the top edge of the text block stained yellow. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1/3" long closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area at the fold to the front panel with related creasing and light flecking of the printed colors and with rubbing and minor wear to the upper fore edge of the front panel at the fold. 602 pages of text. Pages 88/89 show minor offsetting from a newspaper article having been laid-in the book for too long. (Goldstone A32b) An extremely handsome, clean, tight and bright copy.Our code number = TB20615

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Individualismus und Wirtschaftliche Ordnung.

      Erlenbach-Zurich: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1952. - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by F.A. Hayek on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        POEMAS PARADISIACOS. Edición numerada.

      - Málaga, 1952. Colección El Arroyo de los Ángeles. Tirada de 175 ejemplares numerados, impresos en papel Ingres con caracteres Ibarra. Dedicatoria y firma del autor para la poetisa mªAntonia Sanz-Cuadrado del 28/02/1955. Viñeta de Leopoldo Salas y Guirior. Buen estado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribners' Sons 1952 - Very Good, small tear, mylar cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOYCE The ARTIFICER. Two Studies of Joyce's Method by Aldous Huxley & Stuart Gilbert; 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

      (n. p.):: Issued for Private Circulation [Printed by the Chiswick Press],. 1952.. 11" x 8". 1st edition (Bromer B79). Copy # 87 of 90 cc. Unpaginated, though 10 pp of text.. Printed pale green paper wrappers, sewn.. Age toning to extremities. A VG - VG+ copy.. Herein, both Huxley & Gilbert comment upon Joyce's creative process. Schwartz comments on the 5 pieces here reproduced, which, at the time, were in private hands. OCLC shows 69 copies of this work now held institutionally. AmEx shows the item last at auction in 1973, when it fetched £80 [$1230 in today's $$]. Rare in the trade. . 5 collotype reproductions of Joyce's mss emendations to his proof copy, on 5 leaves, one image per leaf [recto].

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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good. A Fine copy of the book in blue cloth (no priority established among the three cloth colors), bright, sharp and square. Price clipped dust jacket Very Good +, with a 4.5 cm tear on the rear panel (with a few associated creases), professionally closed, and one small stain on the spine. One of the greatest baseball novels of the twentieth century. Adapted to film in 1984, starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger and Robert Duvall. Near Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

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      1952. 1. BROWN,MARGARET WISE. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?. NY: Crowell 1952. Oblong 16mo (5 1/2 x 5"), cloth, fine in price clipped dust wrapper. 1st edition. A delightful book of simple poems illustrated by BARBARA COONEY with delicately detailed and charming black and red illustrations. Bader p.264. Quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Little Horse Bus

      London : Max Parrish . Very Good . 1952 . First Edition . Hardback . .

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        Témoignages pour l'Art abstrait 1952. Introduction de Léon Degand. Propos recueillis par Julien Alvard et R.V. Gindertael. Photographies-portraits par Serge Vandercam.

      (Paris), Éditions "Art D'Aujourd´hui", 1952. 4to. In the original yellow printed wrappers. Wrappers with soiling and hindges very loose. Internally fine and clean. 295, (1) pp. + 30 plates of which 27 are in colour.. First edition containing works by the following abstract artists:1: Alberto Magnelli2: Jean Arp 3: Andre Block 4: Bozzolini 5: Chapoval 6: Sonia Delaunay 7: Led Marle8: Jean Dewasme 9: John Deyrolle10: Cicero Dias11: Caesar Domela 12: Ar Fleishmann 13: Gilioli14: Jean Godrin 15: Auguste Herbin, 16: Robert Jacobsen17: Lanskoy 18: Berto Lardera (Black) 19: Jean Leppier20: Alberto Magnelli 21: Alberto Magnelli22: Richard Mortensen 23: Edgar Pillet, 24) Poliakoff 25: Marie Raymond26: Alfred Reth, 27: Nicolas de Stael 28: Victor Vasarely, 29) Far-El Nissa Zeid 30) Auguste Herbin

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. An attractive copy of this American classic. Book nearly Fine with the fragile spine lettering just a trifle rubbed. In a solid dust jacket that is Very Good + due to toning on the spine and a little blob of what looks like paint that touched the flap folds. & & The final work of fiction published in the author's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and cited by the Nobel Prize Committee, "The Old Man and the Sea" cemented Hemingway's legacy as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

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      Fair. August 21, 1952. . Signed by John F. Kennedy. Two stains, lower left-hand corner torn off (1/4 inch), acid-free mounting tape to upper corners on verso. Authentic signed letter to personal friend, James Mullin about his running for Senate. Mullin was a Marine fighter pilot in WWII (part of Baa Baa Black Sheep Squadron). He was later a state rep in MA. No envelope. <BR> <A HREF=&#39;http;> <BR>& <BR .

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        East of Eden

      Viking Press: NY 1952 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1952 - FIRST EDITION of Malamud's first book; IN EXTREMELY RARE BLUE TRIAL DUST JACKET with no text on the back or flaps. Possibly a unique example. With letter from Harcourt Brace regarding the jacket. Octavo, original red cloth, original trial "proof" dust jacket. Book fine, light chipping at jacket spine head, some toning to spine. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectorsFolio]
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      (The Marmalade Cat). A Seaside Holiday. 1st issue. London: Country Life Limited 1952. Rigt illustr. i farver af forf. Fol. 32 s. Orig. dek. kart. med lærredsryg. Rifter i omsl. Richly illustr. in colour by the author. Publisher's pictorial boards with cloth-spine. Tears in cover

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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1952. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/near fine. 8vo. 237 pp. First edition stated of the author&#39;s first book, a novel made into a memorable film starring Robert Redford and Glenn Close. With ever so mild crimping to spine ends else a lovely fine copy in gray cloth binding. Price intact dustwrapper is bright and unfaded. Small faint sticker shadow to inside rear flap. Very minor soiling and wear. An exceptional copy overall of this highspot of 20th century literature.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster. Very Good- in Fair dust jacket. 1952. Hardcover. The stunning collection of Cartier-Bresson&#39;s black and white photos are presented in this folio-sized (11 in. wide x 14.5 in. tall) first edition. Published by Simon and Schuster in France in collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris. Includes the separate brochure, &#39;The Decisive Moment-Captions&#39;, in stapled wraps, which is often misplaced with this work. 126 photos&#151;taken all over the world&#151;are displayed, and described in the captions booklet. Includes an introduction, presumably by the photographer. In Henri Matisse-decorated paper-covered boards (repeated on the dust jacket). --- The volume is somewhat loosely sewn but is intact. With minor cover rubbing and very light cover soiling. Boards are slightly warped. Jacket with several tears, especially along spine; is yellowed and chipped and bears orig. $12.50 flap price. In removable archival mylar protector. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        IN BATTLE FOR PEACE. THE STORY OF MY 83RD BIRTHDAY Inscribed to Van Wyck Brooks

      (New York): Masses & Mainstream, 1952. First Edition. Wraps. Light soiling to rear cover. Some separation of text block from wraps. Very Good. Pictorial wraps, also published in hardcover. INSCRIBED on the half-title page "For Van Wyck Brooks" and SIGNED by the author and subject, W. E. B. Du Bois. Brooks&#39;s description of the author as, among other things, "an artist and a prophet" in THE CONFIDENT YEARS is cited by Shirley Graham in one of her comments on page 11 of the present book. A rare presentation copy by Du Bois of some importance.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Battle For Investment Survival

      Boston: Barron&#39;s Publishing Company, 1952. First edition of the second edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by Gerald Loeb on the front free endpaper. The second edition was expanded by 18 chapters and is the preferred edition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare, especially signed. In The Battle for Investment Survival, the goal is to preserve your capital at all costs, and to win is to "make a killing without being killed." Originally written in 1935, The Battle for Investment Survival treats investors to a straightforward account of how to profit--and how to avoid profit loss--in what Loeb would describe as the constant tug-of-war between rising and falling markets. "Most of today&#39;s advisors are telling us to diversify into stocks, bonds, foreign stocks, and perhaps gold, to spread the risk; Loeb tells us to put all our eggs in one basket, and watch the basket" (John Rothchild).

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        Opéra, oeuvre poétique 1925 - 1927 *

      Arcanes, sans lieu 1952. - Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, non coupé. L'un des 89 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais avec suite. 13 dessins de Cocteau, repris en suite. Nouvelle édition de ces oeuvres poétiques recouvrant la période 1925-1927, soigneusement imprimée et avec une préface inédite de l'auteur.

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        Raine/Watkins Letters: Correspondence between Kathleen Raine, Vernon Watkins, Gwen Watkins, and others

      London: Kathleen Raine, 1952-1993. Letters, postcards, greeting cards from British poet, scholar, and editor Kathleen Raine to poet Vernon Watkins, his wife Gwen Watkins, son Gareth, and Ruth Pryor, a Watkins scholar. 59 pieces in all. Kathleen Raine (1908 - 2003) began publishing in the 1930s, with her first book appearing in 1943. She published 12 volumes of poetry in her lifetime, a well-received autobiography, and many volumes of essays and criticism. Raine was a respected independent scholar of William Blake and W. B. Yeats. She also founded and edited Tenemos, a quarterly devoted to "the arts of the imagination," publishing articles on neo-platonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other spiritual topics. Vernon Watkins (1906-1967), Anglo-Welsh poet, translator, and painter, was a close friend of poet Dylan Thomas. Though never as well known as Thomas, interest in his poetry has been growing since his death. His lush, intricately sounded poems, often on mythical or spiritual themes, went against the major poetic tendencies during his lifetime; their strengths can now be seen and appreciated.Gwen Watkins, his widow, worked to preserve and increase the reputation of her husband&#39;s poetry. She later taught at Oxford, and wrote books about her husband&#39;s friendship with Dylan Thomas, and about her experiences as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park in World War II (where she met her husband). Gareth Vernon Watkins, one of Watkins&#39; sons, became a philosophy professor. Ruth Pryor was a scholar who edited Watkins&#39; poems after his death, wrote about their use of myth and symbolism, and wrote general literary criticism. The largest group of letters, totaling 34 pieces from 1968 to 1987 (11 undated pieces), was written by Raine to Gwen Watkins, the poet&#39;s widow. The first in the series sends condolences on the poet&#39;s death and affirms his importance as a poet. The other letters revolve around publishing Watkins&#39; unpublished poems, writing and commissioning articles about his work, and generally keeping his writing available. Two of the letters are typed on Tenemos letterhead. Attached to these letters are copies in typescript of articles on Watkins that Raine planned to publish in Tenemos. Eight letters (1983 to 1993, one undated) are addressed to both Gwen Watkins and scholar Dr. Ruth Pryor, and mostly discuss the editing of Watkins&#39; poems and various efforts to publish them and commission scholarly articles about them. & Six letters (1977 to 1984; one undated) are addressed to Ruth Pryor alone. Pryor was working intensively on editing Watkins&#39; poems, and on writing about the symbolism she saw in them. Six letters (1952 to 1967, one undated) are addressed to Vernon Watkins. Raine wrote to Watkins as a fellow poet and to express her admiration for his writing. She visited him once at his home in Wales, a visit alluded to in the letters, and wrote to him in Seattle shortly before his death. One letter (1971) from Gareth Watkins to Gwen Watkins, his mother. Letter tells about his studies and a recent short vacation. There are also four Christmas cards, addressed to Gwen and to Gwen and Ruth, all undated, all signed by Raine. All letters are in autograph except for some of the letters on Tenemos letterhead, which Raine generally typed and signed.

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