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        The Borrowers

      London: J.M. Dent, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Stated "First published 1952" on copyright page. Precedes all other editions.) 159 p. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Jacket in nice shape overall, chipped at head, smaller chip on bottom edge of front panel, rubbed. Foxing on verso with a few small pieces of clear tape. Price intact (9s 6d net). A children's fantasy novel about a tiny family. Winner of the Carnegie Award and a classic of creative children's literature.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1952 - First Edition. Large 12mo. In dustjacket. Tan fabric binding with blue and black, webbed lettering design to front cover and spine. Beautiful, blue endpapers. Illustrations by Garth Williams. A novel about the story of apignamed Wilbur and his friendship with abarn spidernamed Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as Some Pig) in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live. Written in White's dry, low-key manner,Charlotte's Webis considered a classic of children's literature, enjoyable to adults as well as children. The description of the experience of swinging on a rope swing at the farm is an often cited example of rhythm in writing, as the pace of the sentences reflects the motion of the swing. In 2000,Publishers Weeklylisted the book as the best-selling children's paperback of all time. Good dustjacket and covers with Very Good interior. Minor sunning and ripping to dustjacket. Minor soiling to covers. Binding tight and textblock clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 1st edition of his first book. Red cloth (one of 3 bindings with no priority), a fine copy, in a fine dustjacket (no nicks, tears or fading). Superficially, The Natural is a baseball novel set in the 1930s, but it's really a Gothic novel taken out into the sunshine and set between the chalk lines. Its themes touch a succession of juxtapositions including, choices and consequences, morality and responsibility, and, of course, rise and fall. Woven through the plotline is a symbolic myth of initiation and isolation, drawing from models of lore as distant as Chrétien de Troyes' Sir Percival (the original Arthurian quest for the Holy Grail), and as near as T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, as well as numerous others (some even earlier than the former, some even later than the latter). Malamud's motif is the tragic flaw, and the symbols galore accent birds (including Harriet Bird, the woman in black), water (rain, drowning), the vegetative cycle of spring (including Iris Lemon, who's name was changed to Gaines in the movie), trains (the book opens with Roy's train emerging from a tunnel, his rebirth at the age of 19), and the field (the playing field is The Waste Land), dry and parched when Roy arrives, but after his first hit, rain falls for 3 days and turns the field a vibrant green. And then there is his bat, Wonderboy, an Excalibur forged in lightning.

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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. FIRST EDITION, First Printing (with "A" on the copyright page). This is the last major work by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) to be published during his lifetime. The story of an aging Cuban fisherman and his efforts to land a large marlin won the Pulitzer Prize, and was cited by the Nobel committee when they awarded Hemingway the prize for literature in 1954. William Faulkner considered it Hemingway's best work, writing: "Time may show it to be the best single piece of any of us. I mean his and my contemporaries." Our copy has the earliest version of the dust jacket, with the tint on the black-and-white photograph of the author appearing blue, rather than olive, and the text on the flaps printed in brown.. 212 x 140 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 1/2"). 1 p.l., 140 pp. FIRST EDITION, First Printing (with "A" on the copyright page). Publisher's light blue cloth. In first issue, unclipped dust jacket. Grissom A24.1.a; Hanneman A24a. Dust jacket somewhat browned on spine and at head of covers (with volume itself just faintly faded along spine and edges), minor fraying, chipping, and tearing (with minimal loss) along top of jacket, otherwise an excellent copy in a clean, unrestored jacket, and internally fine. This is the last major work by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) to be published during his lifetime. The story of an aging Cuban fisherman and his efforts to land a large marlin won the Pulitzer Prize, and was cited by the Nobel committee when they awarded Hemingway the prize for literature in 1954. William Faulkner considered it Hemingway's best work, writing: "Time may show it to be the best single piece of any of us. I mean his and my contemporaries." Our copy has the earliest version of the dust jacket, with the tint on the black-and-white photograph of the author appearing blue, rather than olive, and the text on the flaps printed in brown.

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        IL PANEGIRICO DI TRAIANO

      FIRENZE: SANSONI, 1952. BROSSURA. BUONO. 15 21. SANSONIANA CLASSICA USATO

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        The Old Man and The Sea

      Scribners, New York 1952 - Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Light edge wear to the jacket and wear to the foot and spine of the dust jacket. Slight darkening to the jacket spine. Correct first edition with $3.00 price on front flap and A on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books, ABAA]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING with "A" and Scribner colophon In Original Dust Jacket (very neatly price-clipped)Awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to their awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954Hard Cover with Original Dust JacketCharles Scribner's Sons - New YorkCopyright 1952Book Near Fine - erasures to ffep - there may also have been a book plate here, but hard to tell for sure (see photo); no other marks noted; no book plates; not ex-library; boards are clean with full clear embossing on cover and spine; pages still clean, bright and full color with no toning; no foxing noted to end pages, which is usually very common to this book; top page edges slightly discolored (see photo)Jacket Near Fine - price-clipped; any fading to spine is minimal, if at all (rare for this jacket); cover art clear, bright and full color; a couple of very small wear marks to corners; small minor "flaw" to cover near the boat and the shore - not sure what happened here (see photo); protected in a Brodart coverAs nice or better than any copy available on the internet!It really is a beautiful, collectible, gift-worthy, remarkable copy!!!Please note: although there is much discussion regarding the "blue vs. olive tint" to Hemingway's photo on the rear jacket, the highly regarded web site "Pulitzer Prize First Edition Guide" (pprize.com) states the following: "There are two variant dust jackets - one with the back photo of Hemingway tinted blue, and one where the photo is olive. This is thought to be caused by printing problems, and one does not take precedence over the other as a first edition point of issue."[I added the underline]

      [Bookseller: TKAM Books]
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        LA LETTURA DEL MEDICO

      LABORATORI BIOCHIMICI FISM DI P. PASOTTI, MILANO 1952 - ITALIANO Rivista mensile, dell'anno X numero 11, novembre 1952. Copertina e quarta brunite da fioritura. Minima becca all'angolo inferiore della copertina. Presenti due immagini fotografiche in bianco e nero, fuori testo e qualche Illustrazione, in nero, nel testo. prima pagina della rivista con aloni di fioritura. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Old Man and the Sea [First Printing]

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - First printing in first state jacket. Scribner's "A" and seal at copyright page. Sea blue full cloth boards, Hemingway's signature blind-stamped at front board, silver spine titles, slight shelf wear. Pages fine; front endpaper removed. Bind fine, hinges intact. Dust wrapper slight wear; clipped, protected in new clear sleeve. Hemingway photo at back panel; "Jacket design by 'A'" at front flap. Near fine true first edition in same wrapper. The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, "The Old Man and the Sea" has proved itself to be an enduring work of American fiction. Celebrated in twentieth century fiction and in Hemingway's canon, reaffirming his worldwide literary prominence and significant in his selection for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. The story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss, and transforms them into a magnificent classic. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" design. Printed in the United States of America. 140 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The BiblioFile]
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        GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD, COMPLETE 54 VOLUME SET, 1982 PRINTING

      Encyclopaedia Brittanica - Complete 54 volume set. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Nice clean complete set in the cloth version, very durable binding, looks great on a shelf. Copyrighted 1952. Volume 3 is most read of the 54 volume set. Secure packaging for safe delivery. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ThriftBooks - Motor City]
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        new furniture - neue möble - meubles nouveaux. I.

      Stuttgart, Hatje, 1952. XII +132 S. OLwd. EA. In deutscher, englischer und franz. Sprache. Erster von insgesamt 11 Bänden (bis 1973). Apart. - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl. (rückw. V.; Nr. a. R.), einige Bleistift-Anstr. im T., leicht fleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Fotos unter anderem von Otto Umber (Umbo). Design von Max Bill, Marcel Breuer, Luigi Columbini, Charles Eames, Egon Eiermann, Pierre Jeanneret (Le Corbusier), Florenz Knoll, Richard J. Neutra, Mies van der Rohe, Alberto Rosselli und Eero Saarinen. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        On City Streets

      New York: George Gilbert, 1952. Last page detached, otherwise very good with clear and bright images in spiral-bound printed card wrappers, plain acetate covers.. Spiral bound quarto with clear acetate cover. SIGNED and dated on the title page, with the photographer's address label affixed on the acetate cover. Unique and unpublished maquette with forty gelatin silver prints from the 1940s and early 1950s of George's best-known images depicting city life in New York, many shot in poor or predominately African American neighborhoods. Some pictures are tipped onto pages while others are full page prints with white borders; weight of the prints and paper varies. Two photographs are signed on their respective pages. Along with Walter Rosenblum, George was instrumental in keeping the history of the Photo League alive.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc. ]
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        Dial 'M' for Murder.

      New York, October 1952. Playbill printed on silk, mounted and framed at the time (visible surface c 35 x 14.5 cm) for for the pre-Broadway opening night of Knott's play at the Shubert Theatre, Washington, D.C., on 13 October 1952, signed by five members of the production, the director Milton Shubert, Anthony Dawson, Gusti Huber, Richard Derr, and the associate producer Emmett Rogers. This crime drama was turned into a 3-D film by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1954 after Knott had adapted his stage play for the film version. Was that the evening described by Thomas A. Bogar in the book American Presidents Attend the Theatre? 'The Gayety began its new season in September as the Sam S. Shubert Theater, under the personel management of Milton Shubert, sporting completely refurbished dressing rooms and a house to accommodate 1530 patrons. At Margaret's [president Harry S. Truman's daughter, author of murder mysteries and actress] urging the Truman's attended another pre-Broadway show there in October, Frederick Knott's Dial 'M' for Murder ... Her friend Maurice Evans played the thriller's lead ... [His] primary recollection of the evening was the presence everywhere of Secret Service agents. The First Family apeared to enjoy themselves thoroughly, and backstage afterward were generous "gracious and enthusiastic comments", inviting the cast to the White House later in the week' (p. 299). Provenance: This souvenir of the production was given by Knott to his fiancée at that time, the dedicatee of his published edition, "Muriel".

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Rolling Stones

      New York: Scribners, 1952. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A First Edition, First Printing. Near fine and appears unread in a price clipped near fine dust jacket. Some minute wear to the spine ends and darkening to the text block, else both volume and jacket are both near fine. .

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        THE POLLEN LOADS OF THE HONEY BEE A Guide to Their Identification By Colour and Form

      London: Bee Research Association Limited, 1952. Complete with text, chart of pollen load colours, 30 plates of pollen grain drawings, four colour plates and other illustrations by the author. Original dust jacket near fine with minimal wear, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions, no foxing. A fine bright copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Book.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. 200:112 mm. "La vie de la plupart des hommes est un chemin mort et ne mène à rien." - "Das Leben der meisten Menschen ist ein toter Weg und führt zu nichts. - François Mauriac erhielt 1952 den Nobelpreis für Literatur "für die durchdringende Seelenkenntnis und künstlerische Kraft, womit er in der Form des Romans das Drama des menschlichen Lebens deutet".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Les enfants du bon dieu

      - La table ronde, Paris 1952, 13x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 40 esemplari numerati sul filo puro solo grandi giornali. copia rara e piacevole con tutti i margini nonostante un piccolo strappo nel piede primo piano. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers.  Rare et agréable exemplaire à toutes marges en dépit d'une petite déchirure en pied du premier plat.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        EAST OF EDEN

      New York: VIKING PRESS, 1952 BAYNTUN-RIVIERE BINDING FIRST EDITION.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        The Rolling Stones (1st edition)

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1952. 276 pages. First edition, 1st printing. Scribners A on copyright page. $2.50 price has been clipped and replaced with a small white bookstore price sticker. DJ is about nearly fine as the exterior is bright, clean and without chipping. The only flaw keeping this from grading nearly fine is a small vintage rocket ship sticker on the DJ spine. Book is tight and pages lay tight; seemingly undisturbed. Green cloth shows rubbing along edges and at corner tips. Light soiling to green cloth. Small faint inadvertan pen mark on cloth on rear. A neatly written gift inscription from 1952 on the FFEP. A solid copy in a bright DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books]
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        East of Eden

      New York: Viking, 1952. hardcover. fine. 602pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full green morocco, brown leather spine label, ruled and lettered in gilt. New York: Viking, 1952. First edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Mongol Jewellery

      Copenhagen, 1952. Paperback. UsedGood. Mongol Jewellery Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

      [Bookseller: SEATE SERVICES]
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        Peanuts.

      New York: Rinehart & Compnay, 1952. First edition of the first collection of the Peanuts cartoons. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes Charles M. Schulz." In very good condition with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Rare and desirable signed. 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.

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        The Natural

      Harcourt Brace, NY 1952 - Gray cloth titled in gilt. Stated first edition of author's first book. PO name to ffep and rfep, spine toned/darkened, corners softened, gilt dulled. The DJ in mylar with flap price of $3.00 intact is chipped at spine head/corners, with edgewear, folds rubbed, slightly sunned at spine. A square sound copy, text body unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Die Stalinallee

      Verlag der Nation 1952 - 4to. Original cloth, dust-soiled. 224 pages. Clean internally. Rare and iconic Photobook. The title-page is dated 1952 though the license on the verso indicates that it was probably published a year later. This copy is part of an unrecorded limited edition of 50 copies, unknown to Parr/Badger. This copy is number 37 and is presented to Karl Troeder. Troeder was a loyal party member engaged with various newspapers and printers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RRB PHOTOBOOKS]
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        C'est le diable."

      - Signed drawing by the highly influential French writer and philosopher known as a key figure in existentialism, dedicated to Michelle Vian, one of his long-term mistresses.  Sartre has drawn the amusing caricature sketch in ink on a paper napkin, dedicated it to Michelle [Vian], signed, and dated July 25, 1952. Beside the drawing he has written: " 'C'est le diable,' dit la jeune personne qui se promenait nerveusement dans son cosy corner." (" 'It's the devil,' said the young person who walked nervously in his cozy corner.")  Slight toning and rough edges; otherwise in very good condition.  18 x 30 cm. Matted and framed under UV-Plexi.Michelle Vian, the wife of French writer and polymath Boris Vian, met Sartre in 1946 and was divorced from her husband in 1951.  Her relationship with Sartre was rocky: she had three abortions and once attempted suicide.  Nevertheless, she remained close to him until his death in 1980, and was the recipient of many of his manuscripts.

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        Alfred A. Knopf at 60

      Privately printed (designed by W.A. Dwiggins), [No place] 1952 - First edition. Fine in fine original unprinted acetate dustwrapper in about fine cardboard slipcase. One of 250 copies. A festschrift volume celebrating Knopf's 60th birthday with essays by Dwiggins, H.L. Mencken, B.W. Huebsch, John Hersey, and others. This copy Signed by Mencken and dated by him in 1952, in his post-stroke hand. Mencken had suffered a stroke in 1948 which left him largely incapacitated, and very few, if any, other copies of this title signed by him exist (in an online search we could find only one other post-1948 book signed by him offered for sale - that book published in early 1949). Rare thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        ANNE FRANK: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1952. First English language edition translated from the original Dutch. 7 1/2 in (18.5 cm) tall; 285 p. 1952 stated. First edition stated on copyright page and $3.00 on jacket flap. Top edge red. Publisher's black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Tight, clean binding. Clean text pages. Appears unread. Pictorial endpapers. Clean page block sides. Clean, unclipped dust jacket in clear protector. Lower rear board with shallow dent, front pastedown with neat last name under jacket flap, verso of front free endpaper with neat name dated 1952, margin with closed tear, pages slightly toned. Jacket spine somewhat pale though entirely legible, head with shallow chipping, lower rear panel with short closed tear. Anneliese Frank's diary documents her life in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Holland beginning in 1942. A well-preserved copy of a compelling book. Near fine / very good+.

      [Bookseller: Excelsa Scripta Rare Books]
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        La vie secrète de Salvador Dali (envoi et dessin de Dali)

      La Table Ronde 1952 - Edition originale française de cette autobiographie, adaptation française de Michel Déon, un des 120 exemplaires sur pur fil des papeteries Lafuma, seul grand papier, celui-ci un des 20 hors commerce, n°H.C. 11, envoi et dessin autographes de Dali sur deux pages (colophon et faux titre), avec 53 reproductions photographiques hors texte, in-8, reliure pleine toile beige, titre doré sur pièce de cuir noir, premier plat de couverture conservé, 310 pages, très bon état. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's seal and "A" are present. Green cloth boards. Book Condition: Near Fine, tight spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, chipping, tears, price at the front flap in pen. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Pilot Log Book belonging to Air Force Col. George A. Amsler

      1952 - Lot includes Amsler's Pilots Guest Log from 1949-52 for U.S.A.F. plane 43-49338, Hat, Wings Navigation Instruments, Lockheed Constellation Pocket Handbook, his wife's military I.D., unidentified eagle patch, and two file boxes of his special orders, classified and unclassified from 1942-72, many which pertain to the Marshall Plan in the European Theatre and now declassified. Two presentation folders of both of Amsler's Air Force Commendation Medal is included. There are 29 black and white photos, of Amsler, his crew, his family and dignitaries on the ramp to plane #9338. Finally, there is a fine A. Harriman life size face card which were popular during his campaign for President. Amsler was the Captain in charge of the mission flights to and from and around Europe for implementation of the Marshall Plan. He was selected as pilot for the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large of the Economic Cooperation Administration to Averell Harriman and his successors till late 1952.SIGNED: The Pilot's Guest Log contains more than forty different signatures from famous government and military persons. The second title page includes the purposeful full page width signature of W. Averell Harriman and signed again later in the book. Personal signatures in this flight book include: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, First Grandaughter Eleanor R. Seagreaves, Asst. Secty of Sate Andrew H. Berding, Sen. Sidney Fine, Ambassadors Tasca, Riddleberger, Martin, Bruce, Detailed list of 39 identified signatures available upon request and their titles, more than 200 signatures total are in the logbook.This is the only document found with the signatures of Eleanor Roosevelt and her granddaughter Eleanor R. Seagraves together on the same page. The flight is dated Jan. 20, 1952 as they flew from Paris to Lille. The back of the logbook is Amsler's hand written records of the flights including dates, arrival times, destinations and a brief list of passengers of which many did not sign the front pages. The logbook itself is in excellent condition being high quality leather bound gilt edge paper with a hand made and applied dust jacket made from a water proof topographical map of the French countryside. A hand drawn silhouette of the Constellation on the cover in black with 9338 in the upper left corner. The dust jacket has several tears, but in amazingly good shape for having been flown and handled by so many passengers. In the back of the book is a self-made envelope of two plank pages holding newspaper clippings about Harriman's life as a small memorial to his friend who died in 1984 at the age of 94. U.S. Air Force Colonel George A. Amsler, (d. Apr 27, 2004 at 89). Col. Amsler was in the African Campaign during WWII. He was then assigned to Special Air Missions at Bolling Field, Washington DC. He served as a United Nations observer during the Arab Israeli Conflict in 1949 where his duties included those of Interpreter for the Senior Observer in Jerusalem. He was selected as pilot for the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large of the Economic Cooperation Administration to the Marshal Plan in Paris, France. He served as pilot for Averell Harriman and his successors till late 1952. During the summer of 1954 he was transferred to the 756th Troop Carrier Squadron and served as the Units first acting commander. In 1974 he retired as Director of Operations for the 459th Troop Carrier Wing at Andrews Air Force Base. He logged over 10,000 accident free hours of flight time during his career. "Sorry not to be flying with you these days. All the best to you and your grand crew." W. Averell Harriman, Nov. 1951. Fine leather notebook with gilt edges and custom applied jacket [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        The Book Collector (volumes 1-65, 1952-2016; Index 1952-1961)

      London, Queen Anne Press (imprint varies), 1952-2016. Sixty-six volumes (vol. 1: 18 cm; vols. 2-62: 22 cm), vol. 1 bound in blue buckram (original printed wrappers discarded), vols. 2-40 bound in harmonious shades of red buckram (wrappers retained in vols. 21-40), thereafter as issued in publisher's printed wrappers. Cumulative Index (vols. 1-10, 1952-1961) bound separately in matching red buckram. Annual indices bound-in (vols. 1-40; except in vols. 1, 3, where loosely inserted); in the unbound vols. 41-65 the indices are loosely inserted in the first part. - A superb, unbroken run of "the only journal in the world that deals with book collecting". ISSN 0006-7237. ¶ This set consists entirely of original issues, and is in excellent state of preservation, without marks of ownership. Most sets now entering the market are ex-library, or else partly in reprint (vols. 1-14 were reprinted by Kraus, Nendeln). ● Vols. 63-65 (2014-2015) are omitted from our photographs; they are present in the set.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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        THE KILLER INSIDE ME

      New York: A Lion Book, [1952]. First edition. A very good to very good plus copy. Some mild edge rubbing, small crease to upper right corner, stress crease to middle spine/front edge. Cover was re-glued at some point. Cut edges color faded. (11733). Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Lion #99. Paperback original. The author's first paperback original, a dark novel of a psychopathic sheriff. Filmed in 1976 with Stacy Keach in the title role.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        THE DECISIVE MOMENT. Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952. [xvi] pages of text, followed by 126 black & white gravures, intersperesed with a few pages of text, and followed by [ix] pages of text. The original hardcover binding with bright color design by Matisse is minimally shelfworn. The original unclipped but unpriced dustjacket has a few small tears and creases, minimal toning to the spine, and a small area of minor discoloration on the front cover, and is lightly to moderately worn at the extremities; protected in archival mylar. Includes the original caption booklet. The text is clean and unmarked. With a foreword by the photographer, and a technical report to photographers by Richard L. Simon. This book with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson. This, the American edition was conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration fo Marguerite Lang. The engraving and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July 1952. Copyright page states: July 1952. First American edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine condition/Very good+ condition (DJ). Folio.

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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Octavo, bound in full dark blue morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

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