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      London: Privately printed at the Curwen Press, 1952. cloth, leather spine label, dust jacket, top edge gilt. 15557|2918|2957|58056/PR. Abbey, J.R.. thick 4to. cloth, leather spine label, dust jacket, top edge gilt. xx, 399 pages. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies. A magnificent catalogue with 34 colored plates and 54 figures in the text. Full bibliographical descriptions given. The jacket is chipped and spotted.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        3 autograph letters signed ("HMPechstein" and "Max Pechstein").

      Berlin, 7. XI. 1937 to 15. III. 1952. - 4to. Altogether 6 pp. on 4 ff. Comprehensive letters to the German artist Irmgard Hasenbach-Tavolato (née Seeling, 1899-1978), on financial worries (1937) and the loss of his work (1948). "Now, after my return to Berlin [.], it is necessary to deliberate my future life in order to care for the existence of my family and me since it is simply not possible to earn enough through my own artistry [.]" (Berlin, 7. XI. 1937; translated from the German original). - "At least life is saved, although everything else is lost. What hurts me most, is the loss of my work, whole periods from 1905 onwards were smashed, a vast number of drawings irretrievably lost [.]" (Berlin, 31. III. 1948).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Svenskt konstnärslexikon I-V.

      Tiotusen svenska konstnärers liv och verk. Allhems Förlag, 1952-67. 333 + [2],359 + [3],610 + [3],597,[2] + [4],839,[1] sidor. Rikt illustrerade, delvis i färg. Mörkgröna skinnband med 5 upphöjda bind, trevlig förgylld ryggdekor och övre guldsnitt [etikett: Bokbindaren Malmö]. [29x22 cm]. Komplett med 5 volymer i mycket fint skick.. Omfattar cirka 12,500 svenska konstnärer. Som uppslagsverk över svenska konstnärer ännu oöverträffat

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        Svenskt konstnärslexikon. Tiotusen svenska konstnärers liv och verk. I-V.

      Illustrerad. Malmö, Allhem 1952-67. Stor 4:o. 333,(3); 359,(3); 610,(2); 597,(3); 839,(1) s. Blå originalhalvskinnband. Nötta skyddsomslag med några revor. 29 x 22,5 cm.. Omfattar 12500 svenska konstnärer

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
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        Max Gubler.

      Ed. du Griffon,, Neuchâtel, 1952 - Neuchâtel, Ed. du Griffon, 1952. 4°. 12 S.; 8 farb. Tafeln. Mit einer hs. signierten und datierten Originalradierung. In 2 OBr.-Decken, in einer OFranz.-Br.-Decke, in Kt.-Mappe. =Quatrième album de la collection L'art suisse contemporain. - Eines von 100 deutschen Exemplaren mit einer Originalradierung, erschien in total 700 deutschen 500 französischen Exemplaren. - Die Radierung von Gubler in Bleistift bezeichnet: II. Zustand Probedruck. Für Exemplar 554. - Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Max Gubler an Walter und Alice Hugelshofer, dat. 21.XII.52. - (Mappe leicht gebräunt). - Sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch In 2 OBr.-Decken, in einer OFranz.-Br.-Decke, in Kt.-Mappe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        SCIENTOLOGY: 8-80 The Discovery and Increase of Life Energy in the Genus Homo Sapiens

      The Hubbard Association of Scientologists, Pheonix, AZ 1952 - Spine darkened, small cracks at spine ends, rub at front hinge fold, moderate foxing, blank bookplate, a little underlining in pencil [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        PROUD HERITAGE. The Story of the Highland Light Infantry (4 Vols). Vol.I The 71st H.L.I. 1777-1881; Vol.II The 74th Highlanders 1787-1882; Vol.III The Regular, Militia, Volunteer, T.A., and Service Battalions H.L.I. 1882-1918; Vol.IV The Regular, Territorial, and Service Battalions H.L.I. and the H.L.I. of Canada 1919-1959.

      London Thomas Nelson & Glasgow The House of Grant /59/61/63 1952 - Green cloth gilt. All volumes in good dustwrappers, some with slight loss. A few marks to the covers of Vol.IV, otherwise a very good, clean set. pp. xvi, 256; xii, 386; ix, 404; xi, 490. With illustrations and maps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: GROVE RARE BOOKS ABA ILAB]
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        L'Opaline française au XIXè siècle

      Librairie Grund - Paris 1952. 1 Volume/1. -- Excellent état - Reliure éditeur cartonnée pleine toile sous jaquette illustrée. Format in-4°( 27,7 x 22 cm )( 1025 gr ). ------- 188 pages, 24 figures dans le texte, 48 planches hors-texte en noir et en couleurs dont le frontispice. Tables, bibliographie. Exemplaire numéroté , Celui-ci N° 842 . *********************** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Rinehart & Co., 1952. First edition of the first collection of the Peanut cartoons. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Charles Schulz, who has also added a drawing of Snoopy. In good condition. Schulz's beloved cartoons have won him the National Cartoonists Society's Humor Comic Strip Award in 1962, the Reuben Award for 1955 and 1964, the Society's Elzie Segar Award in 1980, and the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. Interestingly, his cartoons have also awarded him an abundance of equally colorful honors and recognitions. In 1996, Schulz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, adjacent to Walt Disney's. And for his interest in sports he was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993 and then the Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2007. Perhaps most peculiar was the bill awarded to Schulz by Bill Clinton, which was by accepted by Schulz's widow in 2001.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        CASE OF THE MOTH-EATEN MINK (Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1952. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE MOTH-EATEN MINK. New York: William Morrow, (1952). First Edition. A FINE bright copy in a NEAR FINE priced dust jacket (tiny bit of edge wear). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Tee Rose, with much love from one damn good writer to another and a hunch your luck is on the upgrade as of now. Yours, Erle." Underneath this, he has signed his full name "Erle Stanley Gardner" followed by "Presented at Rancho del Paisano/ April 27, 1952." Not much is known of the recipient other than she did write a story for Argosy Magazine in the late 1940s that appeared in the same issue as one of Gardner's. Erle Stanley Gardner occasionally signed copies of his books for friends and people he worked with but rarely did he inscribe a book so intimately. Furthermore, out of the long run of copies we have in stock inscribed to Tee Rose, this is the only one in which he writes the day along with the month and year; this is a fact which seems significant as it's also the only copy which he inscribes as "Presented at..." strongly suggesting to us that this copy, unlike all the others, wasn't sent to her but actually given in person. Keywords: Tee Rose.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Charles Lofgren.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        Le Diner.

      Förlaga i blyerts till etsningen med samma namn, signerad och daterad 1938. Bladets storlek 19,5 x 23,5 cm, teckningen (14,5 x 18,5 cm) inom enkel ramlinje. Litteratur: Jfr Nils Lindgren, Bertil Bull Hedlund (1952), s. 125 f, etsningen avbildas på s. 126; nr 113 i förteckningen. - Etsningen avhandlas av Nils Lindgren i avsnittet om Gastronomi och exlibris: "Från Frankrikevistelsen 1938 härstammar ‘Le Diner'. Här är det paret från ‘Wienervals I' eller ‘Sommarnatt', som återkommer i en ny inkarnation, desillusionerat när det gäller kärleken och kampen för tillvaron men med känslan för bordets nöjen förstorad. Karakteristiken är gjord med nålvass skärpa, och en rad lysande ljusglober understryker kraftigt bladets svart och vitt-verkan" (s. 125 f, avbildad s. 126; nr 113 i förteckningen).

      [Bookseller: Hatt Rare Books]
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      New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, (1952). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Good dustwrapper with some chipping and edgewear and a large chip at the bottom front panel. 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 and SIGNED by the former President as usual in the large blank margin beneath the color frontispiece photograph of Truman at his desk: "Kindest regards to Dorothy M. Shanley/Harry Truman." Also SIGNED and INSCRIBED to Shanley by the author on the title page along with a fine SIGNED INSCRIPTION on the front endpaper by Rose A. Conway, President Truman's personal secretary from 1945-1953: "With every good wish to/Dorothy and many thanks/for the many kindnesses to me,/during my tour of duty here./Rose A. Conway." Dorothy Shanley was an usher on Truman's White House staff.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Gramatica Raramuri,

      Editorial Buena Prensa, Mexico, DF 1952 - Small 4to. xxix,(3),644pp., plus a corrigenda page and a colophon indicating that this is one of 1000 copies. Original green cloth, gilt title. Light wear and soil and with an ownership name neatly printed on the top page edge else a very good copy. Text in Spanish. Divided into 80 chapters in three books: Morfologia, Sintaxis and Derivacion y Composicion de Verbos. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, three volume set

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. This is a superior first edition, first printing set of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. His soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has ever known. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. Further, the books measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. These sets have become quite scarce in the original dust jackets and particularly so in top condition. Here is an excellent set, near-fine in near-fine first printing dust jackets. The dust jackets are entirely complete, unclipped with no losses. The jackets show no spotting and only incidental soiling. These dust jackets proved quite susceptible to significant spine toning. Here toning to the jacket spines is quite mild and the only minor flaw worthy of note. The volumes beneath are excellent. The blue cloth bindings are superlative - square, tight, and clean with nicely rounded spines, bright spine gilt, sharp corners, and virtually no wear. Notably, the contents show absolutely no spotting and no previous ownership marks. Even the text block edges remain unusually bright and clean with neither age-toning nor spotting. The sole flaw that keeps these volumes from being truly fine is some misguided protection; the previous owner had applied heavy dust jacket protectors sealed with sellotape where they covered the flap folds. This tape was not affixed to either the jackets or the books beneath, but regrettably left some glue staining to the ffep corners of each volume as the tape aged and deteriorated. This is a minor flaw and pardonable given that the dust jackets and volumes beneath were otherwise so very well preserved as a result of the old protectors. The dust jackets are newly fitted with removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

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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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      1952 - Paris, Gallimard, 1952. In-12 (140 X 200) relié cartonnage noir décoré en trois couleurs, auteur et titre, date en queue (reliure de l'éditeur) ; 327 pages. Infime trace de choc à la coiffe supérieure et en tête du plat, sinon exemplaire à l'état de neuf. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. UN des 1 050 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur (n°1 088) et reliés d'après la maquette de Paul BONET. «Il y a, dans "Féérie pour une autre fois", d'admirables portraits, des invectives, de la poésie. Il y a surtout, présent à toutes les lignes, Céline l'inimitable, Céline le formidable, cette personnalité qui a dominé le monde des lettres » (Prière d'insérer). Exemplaire en BEL ÉTAT. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Invisible Man

      Random House, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing, no additional printings listed. Black and tan two tone cloth boards. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, spots on the boards. Rubbing at the spine, corners and lettering, light spot at the top edge. Tight spine, cloth at the spine lifting, clean pages. Light age toning. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. First Issue Jacket priced at $3.50 at the front flap. Author's photo at the rear panel by Gordon Parks. Shelf wear, rubbing at the folds, chipping at the jacket spine.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Le chiffre sept

      Pierre Seghers 1952 Pierre Seghers, Editeur. Paris, 1952. Edizione limitata di 1900 copie. Esemplare n. 828. Brossura ed. rilegata in pelle. 16 x 20 cm, Litografia originale di Cocteau in copertina (prima pagina). Carta vergé de Hollande Pannekoek. Dedica e firma di Cocteau in antiporta. Con il volume sono inclusi altri due autografi: una cartolina con auguri a firma di Jean Cocteau e un telegramma, anche questo autografo e firmato. Sono inclusi anche una cartolina di Hermes e la plaquette del libro, con la fascetta editoriale originale (Pierre Seghers, Editeur. Paris, 1953, collection P.S. Poésie 53, plaquette in-16 oblong de 31pp. )

      [Bookseller: Libreria Galleria Il Museo del Louvre]
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        No Man Is An Island

      Los Angeles: Brandeis University, 1952. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. First and only edition of this early chapbook. An address Bradbury delivered in 1952 to the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Women's Committee of Brandeis University. This copy SIGNED by Mr. Bradbury. Very good in wrappers with some spotting to rear cover. Scarce. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Le Père Goriot *

      Imprimerie Nationale / A.Sauret, Paris 1952. - Broché 23 x 17, couverture imprimée rempliée, double étui décoré, dos de la chemise parchemin avec décor et titre dorés. L'un des 300 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Grand Vergé d'Arches, avec deux états du frontispice. Lithographie originale de Picasso en frontispice, signée dans la plaque et tirée par Mourlot, le second état en feuillet volant sur Chine. Un petit écho graphique au "Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu" du même Balzac, publié chez Vollard en 1931 et magistralement illustré par l'artiste; ce dernier n'y avait alors point fait figurer un portrait de l'auteur comme c'est le cas ici. L'air très "rabelaisien" de ce dernier, qui ne manque pas de souffle, nous réconcilie quelque peu avec ce livre qui, à l'adolescence, faillit nous endormir et nous dégoûter définitivement de la littérature !Préface d'André Maurois.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1952. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver, red endpapers, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. A superb, fresh copy in the jacket that is only very lightly rubbed at the extremities with a few tiny nicks and short splits. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "When Harriet Moore founded Poetry Magazine she broke new ground, in her own way, with courage & foresight to match, the pioneers of an earlier day. Edna Ferber. New York, October, 1956". Moore founded Poetry Magazine in 1912 to "print the best English verse which is being written today regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written". The magazine published important early work by most of the greatest poets of the 20th century, including Eliot, Joyce, and Pound, and is still being published. A superb association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Russian Navy / Russian Merchant

      Russia 1952 - Two watercolours of Russian Ships, Image Size : 300x415 (mm), 11.75x16.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Original Hand Coloring, Watercolor

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Estampas Bíblicas. Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento.

      Iberia, Barcelona 1952 - 300pp. Casi todas ilustradas y coloreadas a mano a varias tintas. Perfecto ejemplar con una magnífica encuadernación en pergamino. Lomera con nervios y florones. Tapas decoradas con hierros al oro y una pintura original en la tapa superior. Cortes dorados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Assassin for Hire

      Frederick Muller London: Frederick Muller. (1952). First. First edition. Foxing to the page edges and first and last few leaves, else about fine in very good plus dustwrapper with some tiny nicks and tears. Hired assassin Antonio Riccardi hides behind his false identity as a rare stamp dealer. Adapted and novelized by the author from his own radio scripts, this was the first of several of this Australian writer's books to be filmed, in 1951 directed by Michael McCarthy, and featuring Sydney Tafler, Ronald Howard, and Katharine Blake. This book also includes the text and first book appearance of the author's short story (again adapted from his own play) "Wide Boy," which was banned by the BBC, about a petty criminal who becomes involved in blackmail and murder, and which was also made into a 1952 film by Ken Hughes, and featuring Tafler, Howard, and Susan Shaw. A nice copy of a very scarce and poorly manufactured title. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Charles Scibner's Sons, New York 1952 - First edition, first issue with Scribner's "A" and the seal on the copyright page. Publisher's original blue cloth with silver lettering. Book has some edge wear, but is tight and square. Dust jacket has the blue tone on Hemingway's photo. 1/8 " chip at the top of the spine, otherwise on;y tiny little chips at the corners. $3.00 price is intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Antiquarian Shop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Anulios Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librería de Lance La Dulcinea]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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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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