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      [New York]: Gnome Press,. [1952]. boards.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Boards. rubbed at spine ends, slight spine lean, a nearly fine copy in fine. dust jacket with 12 mm at upper front spine fold. (#1411386). First edition. Winner of the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3- 163. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 369-73.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      New York. 19 October 1952. New York. 19 October 1952.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.5 x 17 cm (9 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches). Matted. Fine. A beautiful vintage portrait of the 25 year old singer, dating from the year of her Broadway appearance in NEW FACES. This print bears Van Vechten's ink studio stamp on the verso. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. There are prints of three other negatives from the same session in the Library of Congress Van Vechten photo archive, and two other prints from the session were exhibited in EXTRAVAGANT CROWD CARL VAN VECHTEN'S PORTRAITS OF WOMEN (Yale, Beinecke Library, 2003). KELLNER G701.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Township 34. a History, with Digressions, of an Adirondack Township in Hamilton County in the State of New York

      Self Published. Hardcover. A very near fine copy of the first edition. Large quarto in slipcase. Very near fine with one scuff to half title page and slightest rubbing to outer edge of pages in a very good plus slipcase with one chip to the paper at the top of about 1 inch. Includes a small card to the original owner indicating that the book was a gift from Ochschild. A lovely copy of a scarce book. . Fine. 1952. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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      New York: Random House, (1952). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good or better in a Very Good dustwrapper with some edgewear but quite presentable. A superb inscription. Author's first book, a National Book Award winner and a landmark novel of the twentieth century. Typical, for this title, flaking of the white spine lettering but still very readable. The cloth is a little darkened, most noticeably on the spine, and there is some staining on the fore-edge of the front free endpaper that contains the following magnificent and very early INSCRIPTION SIGNED by the author: "For David -----,/that artist-technician, who has/made unheard music hearable,/this small effort to make the un-/seen seeable./Sincerely/Ralph Ellison/March 24, 1952." The recipient was a violinist who played under Arturo Toscanini as a member of the NBC Symphony and a very close friend of Ellison's who was technically savvy with computers and audio equipment. It was he who retrieved Ellison's final manuscript from the author's computer after his death.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Harry Truman Writes on the Purpose of the Press

      Harry Truman Writes on the Purpose of the Press& "When our forefathers established special guarantees for the freedom of the press, they did so not for the personal aggrandizement of the publishers, but to serve the public"& & Truman was president in a time of rising suspicion and even paranoia about communists and the extent to which they had infiltrated American life. It was the era of McCarthyism and blacklists, and as the main target of the red-baiters, Truman to some degree had to ride the tiger the better to control it. Thus he has come under criticism for instituting loyalty oaths and failing to stand up for freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.& & Yet the following letter demonstrates that this criticism is not altogether justified, and that at the height of the McCarthy madness, he had a clear picture of the value and purpose of freedom of the press, the most controversial of those rights.& & Typed Letter Signed on White House letterhead, Washington, May 12, 1952, to Wellington Wales, editor of the newspaper The Citizen-Advertiser in Auburn, New York. "I was pleased to learn that the Auburn Citizen-Advertiser has been selected for the ÔMost Valuable Citizen to the Community' award of Auburn, New York. When our forefathers established special guarantees for the freedom of the press, they did so not for the personal aggrandizement of the publishers, but to serve the public. The award that has come to you is a gratifying demonstration of the true role of a newspaper in a democratic society."& & In 1946, Truman had called freedom of the press "one of the freedoms for which we were fighting and essential to our democratic way of life." Here he not only advocates it, but more significantly shows his understanding that the Founding Fathers did not establish that freedom to benefit the publishers (or by extension the other elites which publishers often represent), but to inform and enlighten the common people. A radical purpose, both in 1790 and today, and a very important presidential statement.

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        Le chiffre sept *

      P.Seghers, Paris 20.10.1952. - Broché 26 x 20, couverture illustrée à rabats. Quelques salissures légères en bords et dos un peu frotté. Exemplaire de tête méconnu, et souvent mal décrit qui plus est, présentant par ailleurs des différentes très nettes avec le tirage ordinaire: format plus grand, motif du premier plat lithographié en blanc sur feuillet teinté contrecollé et non pas en violet à même la couverture, papier non vergeturé, etc.Le nôtre comporte en sus une dédicace d'époque à une dame. Édition originale. L'un des exemplaires hors commerce réimposés sur Vélin d'Arches comme les 50 numérotés de tête, avant 1900 Vergé de Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Rancho Notorious (Original poster)

      RKO Radio Pictures, 1952. American one sheet film poster for the 1952 singing Western, "Rancho Notorious," directed by Fritz Lang, written for the screen by Silvia Richards and Daniel Taradash, and starring Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, and Mel Ferrer. Probably Fritz Lang's most eccentric film, a wonderful, blazing Technicolor Western, with a narrative that is sung rather than told. Very Good plus or better, with small faint tape shadows at extremities, a single closed tear, and a few small cello tape repairs at the verso. Very bright overall. Stamped at the verso as follows: "RANCHO / NOTORIOUS / 1-SHT." Folded, 27 x 41 inches. Scarce.& & Neibaur 684.

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        The Books in My Life

      Norfolk, Connectictut: New Directions,, [1952]. Octavo. Original sage green cloth, titles to spine in blue and green. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece and plates. Small mark to upper board, ends of spine faintly tanned, An excellent copy in the somewhat frayed and soiled jacket, missing small pieces at the ends of the lightly tanned spine panel. First edition, first printing. With Miller's signed presentation inscription on the title page, "For Bill Targ, an editor with a heart, Henry Miller 3/12/70". And with the recipient's small red chop mark to the title page. Targ was an editor with New Directions in the 1950s and eventually a publisher in his own right. He worked with Miller and Beckett among many others.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Bal des voleurs : Illustrations de R. Peynet. Gravures sur bois de T. Schmied.

      - AUTEUR:ANOUILH (Jean) / PEYNET (Raymond) TITRE:Le Bal des voleurs : Illustrations de R. Peynet. Gravures sur bois de T. Schmied. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Paris : le Be?lier (impr. de T. Schmied), 1952. Tirage limité à 300exemplaires, un des 200 sur pur chiffon celui - ci N90 COLLATION:119 p FORMAT: in -8 RELIURE: En feuilles sous couverture illustrée et rempliée et double emboitage. ILLUSTRATIONS:Couverture et 33 illustrations en noir de Raymond PEYNET, gravées sur bois parThéo SCHMIED ETAT: Exemplaire pratiquement en parfait état si n'était la légère insolation sur ledouble emboitage. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Bibliographie : Yelena Mazour-Matusevich, « Le bal des voleurs de Jean Anouilh. Un modèle d’art dramatique ausecond degré », in Études littéraires, Volume 36, numéro 1, été 2004, p. 95-106. POIDS: 1200 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Scribner's 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price present with minor wear to the top spine and edges. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with an acetate cover to protect the dustjacket. We buy Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Amber Dust

      Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, 1952. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); dark yellow cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 362pp. Warmly inscribed by the author (likely contemporary) on the half-title page. Slightly nudged at spine ends, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly sunned at spine and front flap, with a few short tears and some shallow chipping at the crown and corners; Very Good+.& & A violent and graphic prison novel by Sanford Aday, who would gain notoriety as a publisher of soft-core pornographic books under the Fabian, Vega, and Saber Books imprints. In addition to being a member of the Mattachine Society, an early gay rights group, Aday was among the first to publish early gay and lesbian-themed books. In 1963, Aday and his partner were sentenced to 25 years in prison for the publication and distribution of "obscene" materials; with the case centering on the publication of the notorious pseudonymous 1959 novel Sex Life of a Cop, by "Oscar Peck." The current work, an early, vanity-published effort, is rare; OCLC notes just three holdings in US institutions, none others in commerce (2013). Not in Suvak.

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        Millers' Log 1952

      Springfield: Springfield High School. 1952. Kesey's high school yearbook, from his junior year. Inscribed by Kesey to fellow junior Frances McGinnis in red colored pencil: "Fran, I sure will miss your tight sweaters and sexy glances from english. Ken Kesey [with a sketch of a rabbit coming out of a top hat]." In addition to his junior class picture, Kesey is pictured on the football team, the wrestling team (three times), in the National Thespian Society, and as a member of Varsity S (in charge of "keeping order at school sponsored activities and generally upholding the school's reputation"). A couple dozen other inscriptions, some rubbing to the corners; near fine. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1952]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with printed price "$2.50" on front. flap with narrow 12 mm chip at lower front corner. A sharp, bright. copy of one of the more elusive Heinlein books written for young. adults published during the 1950s. (#141054). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      Boston: Atlantic Little Brown, 1952 Mowat, Farley. PEOPLE OF THE DEER. Boston: Atlantic Little Brown, 1952. First Edition. Presentation Copy. 8vo., 352pp. A stunning copy of the author's first book. Fine in like sharp, fresh dustwrapper. Publisher's green boards, map endpapers. Inscribed on the half title to the recipients & Signed & Dated in 1987. A stunning premium copy. $1800. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Song of the Border-Guard

      Black Mountain, Nicola Cernovich, Black Mountain Graphics Workshop, , [1952]. Folded broadside. Original illustrated coral wrappers, poem printed in red and black on Rising Line Marque laid paper. An original woodcut by Cy Twombly illustrates the front and back wrappers. Edges of wrappers lightly creased, publisher's glue residue to inside fold of wrappers and fold of broadside as issued. First edition, first printing. One of the earliest printed works by Twombly. Approximately 200 copies were issued.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. hardcover. NF/VG+. 1st edition, 1st printing Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday with an introduciton by Eleanor Roosevelt. Basis for the 1959 film, The Diary of Anne Frank, starring Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut and Shelley Winters. Book has faded topstain and slightly wavy top edges. Jacket has 1/2 inch triangular piece missing at bottom of rear panel, light chipping at spine and flap fold ends, the usual sunned spine and a faint stain on the rear panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        The Soft Voice Of The Serpent & Other Stories

      United States: Simon and Schuster, 1952. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Signed by the Author. Clean text. Unread. Heavy toning to the text edges, paste downs, and end pages. Toning to the board edges. Stated First printing. Grey cloth boards, pink/gold stamped lettering. Dustcover not price clipped, Toning to the spine and edges. New mylar cover. Uncommon signed copy of the Nobel Prize winning author's much sought after first book.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        A Theory of Price Control (Signed First Edition)

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To John D. Black / Affection and regards / Ken." & & Dr. John D. Black was a pioneer of agricultural economics and amongst the most prominent figures in the field from 1920 to 1950. He accepted a professorship at Harvard in 1927, and seven years later met Galbraith. They collaborated on research intermittently until Black's retirement in 1956. As a colleague, Black influenced Galbraith's thinking on the practical applications of economics to welfare issues, for which Black laid much groundwork. Black passed away in 1960.& & Galbraith's second book, a concise work on the applications of price control, circa 1939-1952. The Canadian economist was a former editor of "Fortune" magazine, best known for the seminal work he would write three years later, "The Great Crash of 1929." A strong association, and the earliest example of the author's hand we have encountered.& & Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. A hint of foxing and fading to the extremities, else tight and unread. Moderate toning to the jacket, with a couple of small chips, and light rubbing overall.

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        Suggested Interpretation of the Quantum Theory in Terms of Hidden Variables

      In: The Physical Review. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of David Bohm's deterministic "hidden variables" approach to quantum theory. "Bohm's primary contribution to Quantum Theory lies in his attempt to construct an ordinary reality interpretation in terms of 'hidden variables.' Bohm considered this interpretation of Quantum Theory to be a significant advance in the development of the theory, one that might appease the many critics who, having aligned themselves with Einstein, still maintained that Quantum Theory is incomplete. This claim as to the possible existence of 'hidden variables' would serve as a springboard for future analysis and experimentation by people like Bell and Aspect, who would be instrumental in finally closing the book on the completeness debate" (Dolling et al., The Tests of Time). Parts I-II (all). In: The Physical Review, Second Series, Volume 85, Number 2, pp. 166-193. Lancaster, PA, 1952. Quarto, the complete issue in original blue wrappers; custom box. Fading to spine and discoloration to wrapper edges; crease to lower outer corner of front wrapper and owner signature at top; text fine. $2700.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Royal Philatelic Collection

      London: The Viscount Kemsley at The Dropmore Press Ltd. VG : in very good condition. Signs of label removed from verso of fep with minimal marking. Teg. 1952. First Edition. Leather cover with gilt royal insignia motif. 380mm x 260mm (15" x 10"). viii, 424pp. Collotypes, colour and b/w illustrations. Includes history of the collection and guide to the use of the catalogue in French, German and Spanish. Catalogue arranged geographically. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        L' exemple de Jean Lurçat *

      A. Hurlimann, Zürich 6.1952. - En feuilles 34 x 27, couverture décorée rempliée. Bel ouvrage d'hommage à l'artiste, bien complet des 3 originaux (multiples pour les lithographies !) signés au crayon. La gouache, en 6 couleurs et à pleine page, représente un bien drôle d'oiseau. Notre exemplaire (numéro 2), il n'est pas le seul dans ce cas, n'a pas la signature de l'auteur mentionnée à la justification. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 75 exemplaires numérotés, outre 10 lettrés hors commerce, tous sur Auvergne, signés à la main par l'artiste et l'éditeur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Post-War Speeches - a full set of jacketed U.S. first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide

      Here is a full set of U.S. editions of Churchill's postwar speeches in the scarce dust jackets. These volumes span the period from immediately after the second World War, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through the end of 1952, during his second Premiership. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the beginning of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb and U.S. invention of the hydrogen bomb. The U.S. postwar speeches were published in very small numbers, making jacketed U.S. editions much rarer than their British counterparts. Collectors should note that the U.S. postwar speeches are only four volumes, as the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, had no U.S. edition. All four volumes offered here are in fine condition - clean, tight, and square with unfaded bindings, and bright contents. Three of the four dust jackets are unclipped, with only Stemming the Tide having a neatly price-clipped front flap. Stemming the Tide (one of only 1,850 printed and the scarcest of the four) is a bright and tight example with no spotting and no inscriptions. The dust jacket remains bright and clean, but shows light overall wear and minor chipping at spine ends. In the Balance (one of 2,000 printed) is a likewise fine book with no spotting and no inscriptions. The unclipped jacket retains the original $5.00 price on the front flap and his highly complete, with only minor wear and loss at the spine ends . Europe Unite (one of 2,500 printed) is a fine copy with a bright turquoise binding and tight, clean contents. No spotting and no inscriptions. The dust jacket is bright, clean, and complete, still bearing the $5.00 price on the front flap. Shelf presentation is excellent, with only a hint of color shift between the front face and the spine. What prevents this dust jacket from being near-fine or better is a 2.5 inch closed tear and associated wrinkling at the bottom of the front face. The Sinews of Peace (one of 3,000 printed) is clean and tight with an inked gift inscription dated 1949 on the ffep (from the "Women's Breakfast Club of Saginaw"). The dust jacket is clean, bright, and unclipped, still bearing the original $3.00 price on the front flap. Light wear is confined to the corners and spine extremities and two short closed tears at the hinge. All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.2, A246.2, A255.2, A264.2; Woods/ICS A124(b), A128(b), A130(b), A137(b); Langworth pages 285, 297, 302, 310.

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        An Example of a New Type of Cosmological Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations of GravitationLancaster: American Physical Society, 1949. First edition.

      A fine copy, in original wrappers, of Gödel's 'time travel paper' - one of "the most important [papers] on relativity since my own original paper appeared" (Einstein to Morgenstern, 1952). <br/><br/> "In the 1920s and 1930s, the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological models had been introduced as the simplest solutions of the equations of Einstein's general theory of relativity that were consistent with the observed red-shift of distant galaxies. These models were spatially homogenous and isotropic, and were expanding but were non-rotating. Gödel was the first to consider models that were rotating. The possible rotation of the universe has a special significance in general relativity because one of the influences that led Einstein to the theory in 1915 was Mach's principle. The exact formulation of the principle is rather obscure, but it is generally interpreted as denying the existence of absolute space. In other words, matter has inertia only relative to other matter in the universe. The principle is generally taken to imply that the local interial frame defined by gyroscopes should be non-rotating with respect to the frame defined by distant galaxies. <br/><br/> "Gödel showed that it was possible to have solutions of the Einstein field equations in which the galaxies were rotating with respect to the local inertial frame. He therefore demonstrated that general relativity does not incorporate Mach's principle. Wheter or not this is an argument against relativity depends on your philosophical viewpoint, but most physicists nowadays would not accept Mach's principle, because they feel that it makes an untenable restriction between the geometry of space-time, which represents the gravitational and inertial field, and other forms of fields and matter. <br/><br/> "In [the offered paper] Gödel presented a rotating solution that was not expanding but was the same at all points of space and time. This solution was the first to be discovered that had the curious property that in it was possible to travel into the past. This leads to the paradoxes such as 'What happens if you go back and kill your father when he was a baby?' It is generally agreed that this cannot happen in a solution that represents our universe, but Gödel was the first to show that it was not forbidden by the Einstein equations. His solution generated a lot of discussion of the relation between general relativityand the concept of causality." (Stephen Hawking in <i>Gödel's Collected Works</i>) <br/><br/>. In: Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 21, no. 3, 1949, pp. 447-50. The complete issue offered here in original printed wrappers, completely unmarked and unrestored, a very fine copy

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        Johnnie Sahib ( With The Scarce Promotional Band )

      Eyre and Spottiswoode 1952 - A First UK printing published by Eyre and Spottiswoode in 1952.The BOOK is in near FINE condition with mild dustiness to the upper text block.It is tight ,clean and free from inscriptions.It is in exceptional condition for its age and appears unread.The WRAPPER is complete with no fading to the spine.The Flaps are clean and the STEIN designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.The scarce promotional BAND is complete and is very lightly marked and creased in places. The BOOKER prize winning author's first book and extremely hard to find in such collectible condition with such attributes. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Rupert Hart-Davis,. 1952. boards.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light dust soiling and. fading to rear panel. A nice copy. (#140692). First British edition. Signed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. This edition adds two stories not printed in the 1951 Doubleday edition, "Usher II" and "The Playground," and deletes four, "The Rocket Man," "The Fire Balloons," "The Exiles" and "The Concrete Mixer." Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-63. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 256. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 1008-13.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner&#39;s Seal and "A" on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Blue cloth boards. Book Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, stains on the boards, rubbing at the lettering on the spine, clean pages, tight spine, two pages with highlighting and a few pages with pen in the margins or brackets in the text. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, author&#39;s photo at the rear panel in olive tint, shelf wear with a few short tears, light chipping, bright and clean front panel.

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        Arithmetic Progress Papers (Teacher's Book)

      Thomas Nelson & Sons 1952 - VGC.Thomas Nelson & Sons,1952.Teacher's book. Paperback (small tear,mark,a couple of small nicks,scratch and crease on the edges of the cover) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks on the outer edges,small mark and some creases on the edges of the book,name of previous owner written inside the title page.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.70pp. The book is divided into two sections, Written and Mental. Includes answer's. Out of print book. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Air mexicain.

      Librairie Arcanes 1952 - - Librairie Arcanes, Paris _1952, 19,5x25cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 249 exemplaires numérotés sur B.F.K. de Rives, seul tirage avec 1 Hollande et 24 vélin crème de Renage. Ouvrage illustré de 4 lithographies en couleurs de Rufino Tamayo. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une suite in-fine des 4 lithographies de Rufino Tamayo habituellement réservées aux exemplaires du tirage de tête. Rare et agréable exemplaire présenté sous étui vieux rose. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Archaeologica Orientalia in Memoriam Ernst Herzfeld

      Locust Valley, New York: J.J Augustin, 1952. 280pp. Buckram boards, debossed decoration to front cover, paper spine label. 36 photographic plates plus frontispiece and one fold-out floor plan. Contents are clean and in very sound condition with the exception of missing rear free endpaper. Herzfeld was a scholar of all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. Articles contributed by René Dussaud, Richard Ettinghausen, Hetty Goldman, Gisela M.A. Richter and others. Published with the support of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton in Ernst Herzfeld&#39;s memory.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Sudden Fear (Original Film Pressbook)

      RKO, 1952. Original pressbook for the 1952 film, "Sudden Fear," directed by David Miller, based on the 1948 novel by Edna Sherry. Written for the screen by Lenore Coffee and Robert Smith and starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance and Gloria Grahame. When a wealthy playwright (Joan Crawford) discovers a plot by her new husband (Jack Palance) and his former lover (Gloria Grahame) to murder her for her inheritance, she quickly hatches her own plan to kill them first. 20 pages, saddle-stitched, 12 x 18 inches. & & Very Good plus condition, starting at the crown, tiny chip at the top front corner and a short diagonal crease to one outer corner of the rear panel. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Nominated for four Academy awards, including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. A stylish and well acted late RKO noir, Crawford received her third and final Oscar nomination for this film. Silver and Ward, pp. 273-274, Selby, 405.

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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1952. First edition. Very Good +/Very Good. A Very Good+ copy of the book with cocked spine and minor discoloration to cloth of lower spine end. In a Very Good dust jacket that is age toned, most heavily on the spine and along the top edges, and with trivial chips and tears near the crown. INSCRIBED in the year of publication: "Inscribed especially for Wolfgang, with sincere regard ~ Langston | New York, March 30, 1952." A collection of twenty-four interrelated stories dealing with various minority themes, offered here with an early, personal inscription. Additional images available upon request. Very Good + in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        MUSIC AND IMAGINATION. [The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1951-1952]

      Cambridge: Harvard University Press., 1952 First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very good or better copy in green cloth, spine slightly faded, showing light use, in an unclipped dustwrapper that shows minor use; xii,11 6pp. 215x140mm. 290g. INSCRIBED on the FFEP "For Mirna on her birthday, affectionally, Aaron". &#39;This book consists of a set of six lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1951 & 1952 in two parts. In the first part the author discusses with luc idity & exactness the role of imagination in performing, writing, & listening to music. Under this heading he deals with many topics, from the composer&#39;s ability to imagine the sound which will result from an entirely new combination of instruments, to the listener&#39;s ability to hear a work intelligently & to understand it. In the second part the author, himself a distinguished composer, discusses recent developments in music, & English readers will find especially interesting his objective acc ount of the past & present state of musical composition in America. The whole book is in its own way a worthy successor to those by Stravinsky & Hindemith as an expression of the thoughts of a composer on music & musicians.&#39;. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        En attendant Godot *

      Minuit, Paris 9.1952. - Broché, couverture imprimée en bleu et noir. Très bel exemplaire, frisant l'état de neuf, de l'une des plus célèbres pièces de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle, après les introuvables 35 premiers volumes de luxe tirés sur grand papier.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Présence de Ramuz *

      Guilde du Livre, Lausanne 31.10.1952. - Broché 29 x 23, couverture imprimée bicolore rempliée, sous étui-boîte pleine soie bleu violacé, accordé à la couleur du titre, de Jacques Menétrey, dos titré en doré avec inclusion de deux timbres poste, noyés dans une cuvette en tête et en queue, figurant Ramuz et Giacometti. Superbe exemplaire de luxe, peu connu, de cet hommage collectif à l'écrivain qui parraina la fondation de la Guilde, absent à l'expo d'Engelberts de 1970 présentant 110 dessins, livres & estampes de Giacometti, pas plus qu'à celle de 1967 qui proposait chez le même galiériste-éditeur une sorte de première mouture de catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé.Le portrait de Ramuz fait vraisemblablement partie des débuts lithographiques de l'artiste, dont le premier livre illustré par cette technique signalé dans les deux catalogues précités est "Le Balcon" de Jean Genet en 1956.Le nôtre sous un habit soyeux judicieusement choisi, rappelle les tirages de tête réservés aux animateurs de la Guilde. Il comporte en sus une lettre tapuscrite signée de la main de Ramuz, présentée sous passe de papier délicatement chiné, ainsi qu'une carte autographe d'Auberjonois en regard d'une reproduction d'un dessin de l'artiste qui, comme l'estampe de Giacometti, n'est réservée qu'aux bénéficiaire du tirage de luxe.Bon exemple de mise en boîte bibliophilatéliste. Si on sait que les figures des timbres sont de Hans Erni, on ignore généralement qu'elles furent gravées sur acier par Karl Albrecht Bickel. On y joint le petit fascicule présentant les cinq vignettes de la série, publié le jour de l'émission qui en donne les renseignements.Contributions de Roud, Cocteau, Cingria, Ansermet, Mermod, un inédit de l'écrivain "Un coin de Savoie" et des témoignages de ses proches.Exemplaire sans truffe, broché tel que paru sur demande.[Bringolf 90] Édition originale, parmi les 180 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur vélin Johannot, I/XC (XI) au nom de la Guilde (les autres sont à "l'Art au village"), outre 5'000 Zuber et Rieder.

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        The War in 3 Pages by Eisenhower

      Philadelphia: Privately Printed,, 1952. Here for the first time is the general&#39;s brief history of his victorious campaign. As printed in the New York Times, May 5, 1946. Quarto. Original red cloth, title gilt to the upper board. Portrait and 3 pages of facsimiles. A little rubbed, gilt on upper board oxidized, but overall very good. First and only edition. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by William M. McLean Jr. to Averell Harriman, Roosevelt&#39;s special envoy to Britain and the Soviet Union during WWII. McLean, the publisher of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin who was responsible this printing, explains in his prefatory paragraph that; "85 copies of this book have been printed. they have been distributed to friends of the undersigned and Dr. Emrich who are also friends and admirers of General Ike." Duncan Emrich was a Columbia English professor who during the war was the assigned to Eisenhower&#39;s Supreme Headquarters as official American historian. This version adds "the eight &#39;Orders of the Day&#39; issued by General Eisenhower&#39;s Headquarters, together with Dr. Emrich&#39;s comment upon them" to the version published in the New York Times. Inevitably uncommon, this copy with an excellent provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Royal Philatelic Collection

      The Viscount Kemsley at The Dropmore Press Ltd, London 1952 - viii, 424pp. Collotypes, colour and b/w illustrations. Includes history of the collection and guide to the use of the catalogue in French, German and Spanish. Catalogue arranged geographically. VG : in very good condition. Signs of label removed from verso of fep with minimal marking. Teg Leather cover with gilt royal insignia motif [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Rimbaud *

      Mermod. (Lausanne) 2.1952. - Broché 24 x 19, couverture imprimée rempliée. Cet ouvrage a été tiré dans l'imprimerie de Pierre Cailler avant d'être retiré de la bibliothèque de Georges Anex, dont quelques notes et repères parsèment l'exemplaire.A ne pas confondre avec le livre d'Arthur Miller sur Henry Rimbaud. Édition originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur vélin, outre 4'700 apprêté blanc.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Roussillon. Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

      Paris.: French Railways.. 1952.. Vintage color lithographic poster, 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. A few faint foxed spots to upper left and right corners, soft creases to right edge from being rolled, couple of tiny edge tears; very good, bright condition. A dynamic and richly colorful view of the coastline at Roussillon, France, by French artist Francois Desnoyer. "Printed in France For and By The French Railways" printed at lower right corner. .

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        Gemälde / paintings. Leporello mit 22 Farbholzschnitten / Leporello containing 22 woodblock colour prints

      Peking (Beijing) (Verlag / editor Rong Baozhai) 1952. 22 Doppelblätter (jeweils ein Blatt mit einem Farbholzschnitt und einem leeren Blatt), Vorwort mit einem Bildnis des Verfassers / 22 double pages (each page with a woodcut in colours and a blank page), foreword with a portrait of the artist) / Format / size 32 x 22 cm Seideneinband / silk binding. sehr gut erhalten / excellent condition Bilder / pics auf Wunsch / on request

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Woelfel]
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        [Gravure] Frontispice pour Le Con d&#39;Irène [épreuve d&#39;artiste signée]

      Paris: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1952. Estampe. Illus. by Hans Bellmer. Très bon. Aucune reliure. Signé par l&#39;illustrateur. Ed. originale. 32,5 x 25 cm (feuille), 16,5 x 12 cm (sujet). Rare épreuve d&#39;artiste, tirée sur vélin et signée de cette gravure pour le frontispice de l&#39;édition du Con d&#39;Irène donnée par Jean-Jacques Pauvert en 1952. Le livre, tiré à 100 exemplaires, est rare. Le frontispice, un peu moins profond que notre épreuve, n&#39;y est pas signé. Il n&#39;existe probablement que peu d&#39;épreuves, comme la nôtre, signées, tirées à part et grandes de marge. Bel état. (DUTEL, 1764).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Proceedings of the Electronic Symposium Held April 30, May 1, 2 1952 at University of California Los Angeles

      Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles IRE Professional Group on Electronic Computers, 1952. First Edition. Comb Bound. Very Good. Variously paginationed. Comb bound (minor damage to comb). Original green printed publishers wraps. Light stamp of Frank M Verzuh on front cover. Contains an article "The Human Computer&#39;s Dreams of the Future" by Ida I. Rhodes where she compares the thrill of real world discoveries in computing to the false thrills of those she sees reading science fiction. "The first electronic computer symposium held on the west coast of the United States." Among those presenting papers were Harry Huskey, Ida Rhodes, and Nathaniel Rochester. (origins of cyberspace 842). Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Invisible Man

      Random House 1952 - A near fine first edition (First Printing stated on the copyright page, light tape offset on front free endpaper)in a very good dust jacket (with original price of $3.50 still on front flap) and with very rare wrap-around band. Signed by Ellison on a laid-in bookplate, not attached. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Four Quartets

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1952. Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Slight tanning along board edges, light spotting to endpapers; a very good copy in the rubbed and soiled jacket. Presentation copy of the ninth impression of the first UK collected edition (first published thus in the UK in 1944, in the US in 1943, and originally published in four separate volumes in 1940-1); this copy inscribed by Eliot on the title page, "Inscribed for Hugo Manning Esquire, by T. S. Eliot". Hugo Manning (1913-77) was a Jewish poet who served as a Lance-Corporal in the Intelligence Corps in North Africa, was wounded out in 1944, lived for some time in Buenos Aires, and corresponded with (often sending poems to) a range of writers including Henry Miller, Nancy Cunard, T.S. Eliot, Eugene O&#39;Neill, Ezra Pound, and Muriel Spark. Literary critic Mario Praz praised Manning&#39;s long poem The Secret Sea (Villiers, 1962) as "an outstanding contribution to the enrichment of the English language", and has also noted the influence of Eliot on Manning&#39;s work. His poems went out of print at his death, but a collection compiled by Ivan Savidge, with an introduction by Kathleen Raine, was published in 1997; the University of Texas in Austin holds his papers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Farrar, Straus & Young (1952), New York - 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." Near Fine in an edgeworn, Very Good dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Sergei M. Eisenstein (First Edition, copy belonging to Hans Richter)

      New York: A. A. Wyn, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED to Hans Richter by film translator and historian Herman Weinberg on the front endpaper: "To Hans Richter, / without whom &#39;pure cinema&#39; would be less pure / To celebrate your homecoming / Herman Weinberg / 9/12/52."& & Weinberg wrote extensively on Richter, including publishing a compendium for the Film Cultures Index series, "An Index to the Creative Work of Hans Richter" (1957). A fantastic association belonging to one of the principal architects of modern cinema, on a book whose subject is one of his most influential contemporaries and colleagues, given to him by an important critic and friend. From the estate of Hans Richter, with provenance.& & Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Light rubbing to the board edges, and a tap to the bottom rear edge. Jacket with professional repair to separation at the front spine fold, toning to the spine and edges, and light chipping overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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