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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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        ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. With LATER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. With FINAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.|THE

      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 info@signiertebuecher.de.

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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..

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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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        CRONICA DELS CABALLERS CATALANS

      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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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. The true first edition in a first state jacket. The copyright 1952 with the "A" and Scribner's colophon below. DJ flap has the original price intact. This copy has the portrait of Hemingway with a blue tint. There is no mention of the Nobel Prize on the DJ. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        English Blind-Stamped Bindings

      Cambridge U.P., 1952. Folio. Cloth. 73pp text and indices. 61 plates with 1089 illus. (The Sandars Lectures 1949). One of 750 copies. .

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        Men at Arms

      Boston Little, Brown and Company, 1952. Boston Little, Brown and Company,, 1952. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red cloth folding case. Small bump and spot to upper board. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some short splits and fraying at the ends of the spine panel. First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For J. L. Naimaster, with thanks for his help to the author, Evelyn Waugh, Oct. 1952". With Naimaster's bookplate to the front pastedown. "The inscription is explained by a loosely inserted typed letter carbon, signed J. L. Naimaster, in response to an advertisement Waugh placed in the Times in late October 1952. A copy of the ad is affixed to the letter, and reads in full, 'Mr. Evelyn Waugh seeks detailed information p.o.w. routine from then junior officer taken prisoner unwounded France, 1940; hospitality, expenses, and £50 offered to applicant willing to spend two days in near future under interrogation. – Piers Court, near Dursley, Glos.' The response to the ad was overwhelming, and led Waugh to prepare a printed reply card, a sample of which is included. Naimaster was the successful applicant and became the source for much of the technical military information that went into this novel. In gratitude for Naimaster's assistance, Waugh forwarded this book; a carbon of Naimaster's signed note of thanks is inserted, along with Waugh's autograph thank you card for the loan of some military manuals: 'These were lent me by Major Wallas who I understand is no longer at Winchester. I return them with the deepest gratitude for the help they gave me'" (Radin Collection 49).

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        Ornamente Der Volkskunst

      Tubingen - ErnstWasmuth, 1952. Tubingen - ErnstWasmuth, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated work on folk art. In German. With numerous full-colour plates and many black and white plates also. Condition: In a quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight age-toning and shelfwear and slight splitting to front joint. Institutional blind stamp to front board. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Institutional label to front pastedown, perforated stamp to title page and ink stamps to verso of title page. Small ink stamp to the bottom margin of some pages and every plate, generally not affecting the illustrations. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Gevile esh: yalkut kolel mivhar izvonam ha-sifruti-omanuti shel ha-banim she-naflu ba-milhemet ha-kumemiyut le-Yisrael/ Parchments of Fire: An Anthology comprising the literary and artistic works of those who fell in the service of the Israel Defence Forces during the War of Independence

      Hotza'at Memshelet Israel, Misrad Habitakhon. State of Israel Department of Defense, Israel 1952 - xxxii, 723, 43 pages. Signed inscription, in Hebrew, by the editor and signed and dated by David Ben-Gurion. Laid in are an invitation to July 24, 1952 party at the Department of Defense in Jerusalem celebrating the publication of this book. This insert indicates that Israel's president, prime minister, the IDF Chief of Staff, the author and the great stage actress Hannah Robina were in attendance. This work was conceived as a one volume, stand alone book. Unfortunately it turned out to be volume one of several became that War of Independence did not lead to peace but only to a cease-fire, which Israel's enemies broke again and again, with the loss of thousands of additional lives that were then commemorated in ensuing volumes. Pages are somewhat yellowed, since the book was not printed on high quality paper, since Israel was going through a very difficult economic period, trying to care for a million Jewish refugees from Arab countries. etc. Quarto, grey cloth spine with red lettering, paper covered boards with red lettering. Black and white photos. In Hebrew. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Full of life

      New York: Little, Brown & Company, 1952. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952. Signed. First Edition as stated on copyright page. In original dust jacket with price of $2.75 intact. Signed and warmly inscribed by John Fante on the front free end paper to a Los Angeles artist, Edmond Kohn. Inscription reads "For Ed Kohn for painting those delightful pictures of my children, and at such reasonable prices. -John Fante" In Very Good Minus condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text, though pages are age lightly toned. Boards show toning, with a scuff on the rear. The dust jacket shows sunning to the spine panel, edge wear with a few tears, two of which have been repaired from the verso. Chip to spine panel. Light soiling. A lovely inscription from Fante, offering a peek into his Hollywood life.

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        Conference on Automatic Computing Machines (first Australian computer conference).

      Melbourne 1952 - [Pearcey and Beard.] Conference on Automatic Computing Machines. Proceedings of conference on automatic computing machines held in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney, August 1951. Reproduced typescript. Melbourne: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1952. Original tan printed wrappers, cloth backstrip, light wear and creasing, one corner chipped. Boxed. 220pp. 12 plate leaves, text illustrations. 248 x 198 mm. Provenance: Signature of N. F. Astbury of the New South Wales University of Technology on the front wrapper. Astbury was one of the participants in the conference. First edition. Proceedings of the first Australian conference on electronic digital computing as well as analog devices. Trevor Pearcey, designer of CSIRO Mk 1 (later known as CSIRAC) and Maston Beard, the machine's chief engineer, held the conference to demonstrate CSIRO Mk 1, the first electronic digital computer built in Australia. Their research group at the Sydney-based Radiophysics Laboratory of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research started to build the machine in 1948. It ran its first program in November 1949, becoming the fourth stored-program computer to operate, after the Manchester "Baby", EDSAC, and BINAC (which only ran for a short time). CSIRO Mk 1's main memory consisted of twenty-four acoustic mercury delay lines, each with the capacity to store sixteen twenty-bit words; this was later upgraded to 32 words to give the machine a total of 768 words of storage (a magnetic drum storage system was added in 1954). With two thousand vacuum tubes it could process about one thousand multplications per minute. In 1955 CSIRO Mk 1 was moved to the University of Melbourne, where it was renamed CSIRAC; it became operational again in 1956. The machine was retired in 1964.CSIRAC was notable for the originality of its architecture, which was not directly derived from ENIAC, EDVAC, the Manchester "Baby," or Turing's Pilot ACE, since Pearcey did not have close contact with the groups developing those machines. However, from the brief references in his 1948 report, it is clear that Pearcey did read von Neumann's First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, and that he was influenced in his conception of CSIRAC by von Neumann's theoretical ideas. Considering that Pearcey was educated in England, and that the Cambridge EDSAC was being developed at the same time as CSIRAC, we may also assume that Pearcey and Beard had some contact with the Cambridge computing group. This might also explain why Douglas Hartree from Cambridge was the only non-Australian representative at this conference."The CSIRAC was in operation before the date of the first Computing Conference in Australia held in Sydney in June 1951, but the actual date of its first simple program run, late in 1949, was not properly recorded. It was first publicly demonstrated during the 1951 conference, which was attended by Hartree. From then until mid-1956 it was steadily improved and gave good service at the Division of Radiophysics; this was in spite of serious delays of six to nine months in its development caused by power shortages in Sydney that led to frequent prolonged power blackouts and subsequent fault-finding delays" (Beard and Pearcey 1984, 112).The first Australian computer conference proceedings is mimeographed from crude double-spaced typed text. Trevor Pearcey contributed four papers: 1. Digital calculating machines used by C.S.I.R.O. (pp. 42-50) This may be the first published description of the CSIRAC, which was then known as the "Radiophysics Mark 1 Automatic Computer."2. Programming for the C.S.I.R.O. digital machine. (pp. 81-92).This explains the differences in programming between the CSIRAC and the EDSAC, the programming for which Douglas Hartree described in another paper in the conference. Pearcey wrote, "Certain differences between the approach to programming for this machine and that for the EDSAC are due to the different met [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Martha Quest, A Proper Marriage, A Ripple from the Storm, Landlocked, The Four-Gated City

      London: Michael Joseph, 1952-1969.. London: Michael Joseph, 1952-1969. First editions of the author's classic "Children of Violence Series". Octavo, 5 volumes. Original boards. Each of the five volumes are signed by the author. Martha Quest, the first book in the "Children of Violence" series, follows a young girl coming of age in British colonial South Africa just before World War II. The following books chronicle her experience as she grows through marriage and then motherhood. In 2007 Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize in Literature. At 87, she was the oldest winner of the prize at the time. "Oh Christ!" She told reporters outside her home, as she was returning from the grocery store, "I've won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one, so I'm delighted to win them all. It's a royal flush.

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        An Oversized Harry Truman Photograph To The Ambassador To El Salvador

      PS. 10 ½? x 13 ½?. No date [circa 1952]. No place [likely Washington]. An oversized studio photograph inscribed ?Kindest regards & best wishes to Hon. Augier Biddle Duke. Harry S Truman? in brown ink on the lower border. Duke was the American ambassador to El Salvador. The image is in very fine condition with very minor faults to two corners.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        LE GRAND LIVRE DE LA CHASSE ET DE LA NATURE.

      René Kister et Godefroy Schmid Editeurs. 1952. 2 volumes In - 4, reliure demi - chagrin fauve à coins sous étui, dos à nerfs, tête et petis fers ?cynégétiques? dorés, étui. T. I, 231 pp.; T. II, 222 pp., illustrations : nombreuses photographies en noir, en couleur, deux eaux - fortes. Exemplaire de luxe numéroté sur papier d?arches. Exemplaire N° 87 Belle publication moderne traitant des différents types de chasse (au bois, à courre, en plaine, en montagne, en mer, la recherche du gibier blessé, etc... ), la gastronomie du gibier, la photographie de l'animal sauvage, la chasse dans les Arts, la zoologie, les chiens de chasse, le tir, la migration, le plumage... Quelques grandes plumes ont participées à la rédaction de cet ouvrage : Tony Burnand, Hettier de Boislambert, H. Hediger, J. Castaing..., avec des articles sur : les bécassiers et bécasses, les chiens d'arrêt, les gibiers à plumes, la chasse à courre, les appeaux... Kaps p. 295. relié Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        Arabian Jubliee

      London - Robert Hale Limited, 1952. London - Robert Hale Limited, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Arabian Jubliee by H. StJ. B. Philby is a biography of Ibn Saud. Illustrated with thirty-one pages of illustrations from photographs and including one map of Arabia preceding the first chapter. First edition. King Abdulaziz (1876 - 1953) Abd al-Aziz Al Suud was the first monarch of Saudi Arabia, the third Saudi State. He was referred to for most of his career as Ibn Saud. Beginning with the reconquest of his family's ancestral home city of Riyadh in 1902, he consolidated his control over the Najd in 1922, then conquered the Hijaz in 1925. Having conquered almost all of central Arabia, he united his dominions into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. As King, he presided over the discovery of petroleum in Saudi Arabia in 1938 and the beginning of large-scale oil exploitation after World War II. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with slight wear toextremities, rubbing, marks and slight stains to boards and slight institutional lettering to spine. Front hinge tender. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright and generally clean with only theodd spot andslight tidemarks to front, an ink annotation and label to front free endpaper and institutional labels to rear endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea: Advance Galley Proofs

      Chicago: Time, Inc, New York 1952 - ADVANCE GALLEY PROOFS, preceding the first printing in Life Magazine, of one of Hemingway's greatest works. Hemingway was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature on the strength of The Old Man and the Sea, being cited "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style". Stamped "Advance Galley Proofs" on cover page and "Advance Galley Proofs For Your Personal Reading Only, LIFE Publication Date, Sept 1" above first page of text. Although it is believed that as many as 5000 galley proofs were issued, few copies of this fragile item have survived and complete sets are scarce on the market. [Chicago: Time, Inc., 1952]. 17 long (about 32 inches long) galley sheets with fold at center, stapled in the top left corner; custom silk box. Title sheet and final sheet off of staple, title sheet separated at fold with closed tear; a few small holes at fold extending into first few sheets (as often). An exceptionally nice copy of a difficult item to find in collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952 First edition, first printing of the last novel published during the author's lifetime. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine lettered in metallic silver, author's signature to the front board in blind; in the original unclipped dust jacket, with an illustration of houses along a coast to front panel, portrait photograph of the author by Lee Samuels to the rear panel. Near fine, with some light wear to the spine ends; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear to the extremities, spine ends slightly chipped, faint toning to the spine, bright and clean panels. A lovely copy. Hanneman A24. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most popular and widely acclaimed novels and the winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Additionally, The Old Man and the Sea is accredited with being a major contributor to Hemingway's 1954 awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature. The plot tells of an elderly protagonist Santiago, a fisherman, and his struggle with a giant Marlin off the coast of Havana, Cuba. Metaphorically, it is the story of Hemingway's own struggle to continue to write and preserve his art in spite of his fame and the cost it has taken on his mental and physical health; like Santiago who had not caught a fish in months, Hemingway had not written a novel since over a decade prior. This award winning novel was Hemingway's last significant piece of writing before his death in 1961.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Gesammelte Werke (Neuausgabe). (Übersetzt von W. Benjamin, O. Flake (3), F. Hessel (2), Emmi Hirschberg (3), Elise v. Hollander (3), E. Kaatz (3), V. v. Koczian, W. Mehring, Fr. v. Oppeln-Bronikowski (2), Rosa Schapire (4), P. Zech u.a.). 30 Bde der Reihe.

      Hamburg, Rowohlt Verlag, (1952 - 1964).. Kl.-8°. Zus. über 13500 S. auf Dünndruckpapier. Dunkelblaue OLnbde mit Rückenvergoldung und roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern sowie roten Lesebändchen (bei 1 Band sind die Deckel berieben, fast jeder Titel mit kleinem handschriftlichen Besitzvermerk auf der rechten unteren Ecke, 2 Namensstempel auf dem Vorsatz, 5 Umschlagtitel mit Illustration und 1 Zitat auf Vorsätze montiert).. Neudruck der hübschen Taschenausgabe in Dünndruck. In dieser neuen Rowohlt-Ausgabe von Honore de Balzacs Romanen, Erzählungen und Novellen sind insgesamt 40 Bände erschienen (die alte Ausgabe zählte 44 Bände, da umfangreichere Werke in 2 Bänden ausgegeben, in der neuen Ausgabe aber in einem Band zusammengefaßt wurden). Hier liegen in frischen Bänden und meist in erster Auflage vor (in alphabetischer Folge): 1. Die Bauern. 2. Beatrix. 3. Buch der Mystik. Erzählungen. 4. Eine dunkle Geschichte. 5. Ehefrieden, Novellen. 6. Der Ehekontrakt. 7. Eugenie Grandet. 8. Die Geheimnisse der Fürstin von Cadignan. Novellen. 9. Geschichte der Dreizehn. 10. Glanz und Elend der Kurtisanen. 11. Heimliche Könige. Novellen. 12. Junggesellenwirtschaft. 13. Katharina von Medici. 14. Die Kleinbürger. 15. Die Königstreuen. 16. Der Landpfarrer. 17. Die Lilie im Tal. 18. Maitre Cornelius. Der verstoßene Sohn. Zwei Novellen. 19. Pierrette. 20. Nebenbuhler. 21. Pariser Novellen. 22. Sarrasine. Novellen. 23. Tante Lisbeth. 24. Die tödlichen Wünsche. 25. Trollatische Geschichten / auch Contes Drolatiques genennet. 26. Ursula Mirouet. 27. Verlorene Illusionen. 28. Vater Goriot. 29. Veter Pons. 30. Zwei Frauen.- Jordan 65; Gesamtverzeichnis des Rowohlt-Verlages 1908 - 1961 (Rowohlt Almanach I), 1923-1926.

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        La rencontre *

      Pour l'Art, Lausanne 10.1952. - En feuilles 28 x 20, couverture imprimée. Burin original de Prébandier. Plaquinette rare, constituée d'un court texte de deux pages, flirtant avec l'étrange, encarté d'un non moins curieuse image "architecturale" de Prébandier, bien audacieuse pour l'époque. Édition originale. L'un des 50 et quelques exemplaires numérotés sur Vergé Auvergne à la main.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        ACTA BOTANICA NEEDERLANDICA, 15. Volumes: 1 (1952) - 15 (1967) [= 15 Jahrgänge: 1 (1957) - 15 (1967)]. Vollständig, fest eingebunden. Official Publicaton of the Koninklijke Neederlandse Botanische Vereiniging.

      Amsterdam : North-Holland Publishing Company, 1952-1967.. 15 Jahrgänge in 15 Bänden. 8° , Bibliothekseinband. Fest eingebunden. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. Einbände etwas angestaubt. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Guter bis sehr guter Zustand. Mehr Bilder auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an antiquarischen Zeitschriften. // From library-stock. Covers dusty. Pages clean. Still in very good condition. More pictures on demand. zqx mbx jqx

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BOOKFARM]
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        REVITALIZING A NATION

      Chicago: The Heritage Foundation, Inc., 1952. Chicago: The Heritage Foundation, Inc., 1952. 8vo, Hardcover. This is SIGNED/INSCRIBED ON PRE-TITLE PAGE, " To Diane Dilworth, With Best Wishes. Douglas MacArthur." The book is in very good condition with slight shelf wear/bumping to edges. At the top right edge of the front free endpaper are 3 faded letters in red. The dust jacket is in fair condition with some bumping and chipping to edges/rubbing. A 1/2" by 1/2 inch chip from the top left corner of the dj. Some fading to the spine/staining and smugging to the top front and back cover. Interior clean and tight. Blue cloth. Dust Jacket yellow/black/red.. Signed By Author/General. 1st Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Fair. 8vo. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Jero Books and Templet Co.]
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        Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Doubleday & Company, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. A wonderful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price present with light wear to the spine and panels. The book is in great shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's black cloth. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Caine Mutiny

      Doubleday & Company, Garden City 1952 - The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk. Special publisher’s Christmas edition of the Illustrated edition. Flat signed first printing in dust jacket. Signed on the second free endpaper. Unique edition with a copy of the publisher’s letter and Wouk’s response bout in discussing the choice of this book as the special Christmas item. Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Garden City, 1952. First printing with the publishing date on both the title-page and copyright page. Dust jacket is in fine condition and not clipped with a price of $6.00. Binding is in fine condition. Contents clean. 493 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #14-044. Price: $750. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Geschichte der Kongregation der Oblaten der Unbefleckten Jungfrau Maria : von ihrem Anfange bis zum Tode des dritten Generalobern 1816 - 1897. Band 1: Unter dem Stifter 1816 - 1861/ Band 2.1: Unter den Generalobern p: Joseph Fabre und P. Louis Soullier 1861 - 1897, Umfaßend das Generalat P. Fabres I. - VI. Kapitel. / Band 2.2: Unter den Generalobern P. Joseph Fabre und P. Louis Soullier 1861 - 1897, 2.Teil, Umfaßend das Generalat P. Fabres VII. - XI. Kapitel und das Generalat des P. L. Soullier.

      Treis-Karden, Maria Engelport, 1952 / 1953.. Halbledereinbände mit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, 4°, XI, X, 834 Seiten. Als Typeskript gedruckt, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt, schönes, sauberes Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Il Contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna.

      Milan: Libreria Editrice Politecnica Tamburini, 1952 - Octavo. Original tan cloth-backed tan paper boards, titles to front board in black. Tiny bump to fore edge of front board. Contents faintly toned. An excellent copy. Numerous black and white illustrations. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Orlando.

      . (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 laerredsryg. Rifter i omsl. Richly illustr. in colour by the author. Publisher's pictorial boards with cloth-spine. Tears in cover..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper & Brothers, New York - (1952). First edition. Thin 8vo tan pictorial cloth stamped in black and blue. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket which has minor sunning at the spine, two small scrapes to the spine paper and two black spots at the bottom of the front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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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'.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Traite de Zoologie: Anatomie, Systematique, Biologie (CONVOLUTE de 44 Tomes/ KONVOLUT aus 44 Teilbänden; es fehlt der Bd. 7/ II und 16/ II) - Tome I/ II: Protozoaires/ Tome III: Spongiaires - Cnidaires - Ctenaires/ Tome IV: Plathelminthes - Nemertiens - Nemathelminthes - Rotiferes/ Tome V: Brachiopodes - Bryozoaires - Annelides - Mollusques/ Tome VI: Onychophores - Tardigrades - Arthropodes - Trilobitomorphes - Chelicerates/ Tome VII: Crustaces et Myriapodes/ Tome VIII: Insectes (Generalites, Anatomie et Physiologie, Reproduction)/ Tome IX: Insectes (Paleontologie, Geonemie, Insectes inferieurs et Coleopteres)/ Tome X: Insectes (Insectes surerieurs, moins les Coleopteres)/ Tome XI: Echinodermes - Stomocordes - Procordes/ Tome XII: Vertebres: Generalites. Embryologie topographique - Anatomie comparee/ Tome XIII: Agnathes et Poissons/ Tome XIV: Amphibiens et Reptiles/ Tome XV: Oiseaux/ Tome XVI: Mammiferes: Anatomie et Reproduction/ Tome XVII: Mammiferes: Systematique et Ethologie.

      Masson et Cie. Editeurs; 1952 ff... Gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild/ Instituts-Stempel...); Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 44 Bände; Die Bände bestehen teilweise aus mehreren Teilbänden; die genauen Teilbände können Sie gerne nachfragen oder aus dem Bild ersehen; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; FRANZÖSISCH!

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver, facsimile of author's signature to front board in blind. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with minor chips and marks and a couple of short closed tears. First edition, first printing. In the first state dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Holy Places. With Wood Engravings by Reynolds Stone.

      London: The Queen Anne Press, 1952 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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