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        Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, from the library of J.R. Abbey : a bibliographical catalogue § Life in England in aquatint and lithography 1773-1860 : Architecture, drawing books, art collections, magazines, navy and army, panoramas, etc. from the library of J.R. Abbey : a bibliographical catalogue § Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1880, from the library of J.R. Abbey... A bibliographical catalogue

      London, Privately printed at the Curwen Press / Chiswick Press, 1952-1957. Three works in four volumes (32 cm), I (1952): xx, 399 pp., text illustrations, 35 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guardsheets present. Copy 71 of 500. II (1953): xxi, 427 pp., text illustrations, 33 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guards. Copy 235 of 400. III/1-2 (1957): xiii, 299 pp., text illustrations, 21 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guards; xiv, pp.301-675, text illustrations, 16 collotype plates, tissue guards. Copy 112 of 400. Uniform publisher's brown cloth, red morocco spine labels. - The indispensable catalogues of Major Abbey's colour-plate books, in first editions (limited to 500, 400, and 400 copies respectively). Acquired by Paul Mellon in the 1950s, through the agency of John Carter, these books were kept in the magnificent "Abbey Room" of the Brick House in Upperville, Virginia, until 1977, when they were transferred to the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. Christopher de Hamel, "J.R. Abbey as a book collector" in The Book Collector (Spring 2014), pp.83-91 (p.87). ¶ In fine condition, albeit lacking dust jackets. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, from the library of J.R. Abbey : a bibliographical catalogue;(32 cm), xx, 399 pp., text illustrations, 35 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guardsheets present. Publisher's brown cloth, red morocco spine label. - 556 entries. Compiled by the Hove bookseller George Bates (died 1956) and Kenneth Romney Towndrow (1900-1953) for J.R. Abbey. ¶ Copy 71 of 500. From the library of R.N.H. Moore Stevens, with his exlibris on front pastedown. Clean, unmarked copy. Lacking dust jacket.Life in England in aquatint and lithography 1773-1860 : Architecture, drawing books, art collections, magazines, navy and army, panoramas, etc. from the library of J.R. Abbey : a bibliographical catalogue;(32 cm), xxi, 427 pp., text illustrations, 33 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guardsheets present. Publisher's brown cloth, red morocco spine label. - Divided into thirteen sections: Architecture, Drawing Books, Art Collections, Magazines, Decorative Printing, Illustrations of the Classics, High Life and Low Life, the Navy, the Army, Sports and Pastimes, Roads and Railways, the Stage-Music-Dance, Costume, Panoramas, and amongst this miscellany one section entitled Miscellanea. The sections range in size from nine to 183 items; there are 108 drawing books and artists' sketch books, and 183 panoramas (these vary in length from a few feet to the 49 feet of a "Fête de l'agriculture" printed at Lausanne in 1792; one depicting the Coronation Procession of 1937 was made specially for Major Abbey). Compiled by George Bates for J.R. Abbey; edited by E. Jutra. Reviewed by Percy Muir, in The Times Literary Supplement, 19 June 1953, p.404, objecting to the catalogue sub-title ("a bibliographical catalogue"): "its occasional attempts at bibliographical elucidation are more bewildering than enlightening"; "an opportunity has been missed". ¶ Copy 235 of 400. Clean, unmarked copy. Lacking dust jacket.Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1880, from the library of J.R. Abbey... A bibliographical catalogue;Two volumes (32 cm), I: xiii, 299 pp., text illustrations, 21 collotype plates (1 in colour). II: xiv, pp.301-675, text illustrations, 16 collotype plates. Tissue guardsheets present. Uniform publisher's brown cloth, red morocco spine labels. - 728 entries. "An impressive contribution to bibliographical scholarship", compiled by Michael Oliver for J.R. Abbey, and "bibliographically superior" to the previous two volumes of the collection catalogue on account of Oliver's "important original notes to a number of entries," which make full use "of contemporary catalogues (notably Mr Michael Sadleir's collection in fourteen volumes of publishers' lists from 1812-42 and H.G. Bohn's catalogues of the 1840's) and contemporary advertisements for 'finding and checking published prices and bindings, as also for investigating the stages of past publication'" (quotations from John Hayward's review, in The Book Collector, Winter 1957, pp.409-410). ¶ Copy 112 of 400. Ex-Harry Pratley (1905-1987), bookseller, ABA president in 1959-1960; his sale by Sotheby's, The collection of the late H.W. Pratley, Esq., of Turnbridge Wells, Kent, 14-15 January 1988, lot 851. Clean, unmarked copy. Lacking dust jacket.

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      Peking / Beijing, Verlag / editor Rong Baozhai China 1952, collection of Qi Baishi woodblock prints in a brocade case, (jeweils ein Blatt mit einem Farbholzschnitt und einem leeren Blatt Leporello QI BAISHI Chi Pai-shih

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        Engraving in England in the sixteenth & seventeenth centuries. A descriptive catalogue with introductions. Part l: The Tudor period § Part 2: The reign of James I § Part 3: The reign of Charles I (compiled from the notes of the late A.M. Hind by Margery Corbett and Michael Norton)

      Cambridge, University Press, 1952-1964. Three volumes (25.5 cm), I (1952): xxx, 333 pp., 156 plates (319 illustrations) and frontispiece. II (1955): xxxii, 413 pp., 252 plates (617 illustrations) and frontispiece. III (1964): xiv, 396 pp., 214 plates (466 illustrations). Uniform publisher's red cloth, printed dust jackets (volumes II and III only). - A work intended to give a complete history of British engraving (in copper, or other metal) from the Tudor Period through the reign of Charles I; a fourth volume, which was to have covered 1649 to 1688, was never published. Each volume is arranged in three parts: the first deals with the more important works by both known and anonymous masters; the second lists engravers in chronological order; and the third describes the prints of anonymous engravers, together with the works of foreign engravers working in England. Each print is located in at least one collection. Many engravings, wholly cartographic in character are described. "Every historian of the period, every student of its literature or of its art, will want to own this book" (Frances A. Yates, from a review of volume III, in The Book Collector, Winter 1964, pp.514-518). ¶ Endpapers of volume I slightly spotted, and a few marks and insignificant stains on binding; lacking its dust jacket. The other two volumes are in fine state. Overall, an excellent, clean set of this standard work.

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        Dennis the Menace

      Henry Holt 1952 - A very good first edition, inscribed by Ketchum with a drawing of Dennis. Housed in a collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Invisible Man

      Random House 1952 - Random House, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing with no additional printings. Black and tan cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.50. Book Condition: Near Fine, soft shelf wear, bookplate. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, wavy jacket. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Four Picture Test.

      Four original watercolors, mounted on the inside of a portfolio. Fifteen autograph manuscript stories, all dated and signed, by the writers Belcampo, J.C. Bloem, Gerard den Brabander, Simon Carmiggelt, Jan Engelman, Hella S. Haasse, Lucebert, Adriaan Morriën, Gerard Kornelis van het Reve, Adriaan Roland Holst, M. Vasalis, Hendrik de Vries, and Victor van Vriesland, and the artists Siep van den Berg and Melle (Oldeboerrigter). Thirty-one leaves. 1952-1953. Each manuscript kept in hand-lettered parchment paper folders, all together in custom-made leather-backed clamshell box with giltlettered title on spine ('Van Lennep/ Four Picture Test').l The Four Picture Test ('Vier Platen Test') was developed by David Jacob van Lennep (1896-1982), a Dutch professor in psychological evaluation. This psychological test consists of four watercolors of varied sizes, representing different general situations: '(I) being together with one other person, (II) being personally alone, (III) being socially alone, (IV) being together with many other persons'. Writer, psychologist and graphologist Manuel van Loggem (1916-1998) showed these four pictures to fifteen celebrated or upcoming authors and artists, asking them to look only for one minute and then write a story. The writers, all writing in their own style, came up with all kinds of plotlines, dialogues and details. A recurring theme is conflict, between spouses or business partners. Hella Haasse's story is very dramatic, Lucebert's short story is poetic and Reve's story (written both in English and Dutch) about the relationship between two men ends sad. 'Het begin en het einde zijn ongedifferentieerd. Babies zijn babies, grijsaards & oude vrouwen zijn dat - voor de toeschouwer, zonder meer, in de phase daartusschen gebeurt zichtbaar elk lot', begins Vasalis, who herself was a psychiatrist.Unique and intriguing collection of unpublished stories.

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        Epoca - Anno III nn. 90 - 92 - 93 - 95 - 99 - 110 - 111 - 112 - 115 - 116 del 1952 Settimanale politico di grande informazione

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE. ITALIANO 2 Dieci fascicoli dell' anno 1952. Copertine illustrate. Pagine in buono stato, ricche di fotografie in nero, nel testo e fuori. USATO

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        Le Pere Goriot; Preface De Andre Maurois, de l'Academie Francaise * Lithographie Originale De Picasso

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale Andre Sauret, Editeur, 1952. Stiff Wraps. Orig. tan stiff wrappers printed in red and black. Fine in fine original glassine in near fine decorated slipcase. Picasso, Pablo. 371 pages. 22 x 16 cm. Limited edition, copy 701 of 3000 with frontispiece an original black and white lithography by Picasso. Unopened, a pristine copy. CRAMER 65.

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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Near fine in very good dustwrapper with a small chip on the front panel, a small tear, and slight offsetting on the flaps and inside the jacket from adhesive used on an old homemade jacket protecter. Still a nice and bright copy of the author's first book. Burgess 99.

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        Laughing To Keep From Crying.

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1952. First edition of Hughes' second major collection of short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Inscribed especially for Wolfgang, With sincere regard Langston New York March 30, 1952." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. "More than any other American writer, Langston Hughes brought African American culture and traditions into American literature" (Oxford Encyclopedia, 237). Laughing to Keep from Crying, his first collection of short fiction in nearly two decades, highlights the finest aspects of his work: his "simple, direct, style, the thirst for social criticism, the balance between satire and comedy, the basic, easily recognizable plot line, and the ability to create 'everyman' characters" (Ostram, Langston Hughes). Its title, drawn from a blues lyric, especially speaks to how "Hughes was galvanized by the music of his people, whether blues, jazz, or religious... his specific commitment to depicting and strengthening the African American heartbeat in America... gave him a place of central importance in 20th-century African American literature and American literature generally" (Gates and Higginbotham, African American Lives, 420-22). On publication, the stories in Laughing won immediate praise as "highly successful... each is the work of a 'writer' in the finest sense of the word" (New York Times).

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        Machine Tabulation in the Census Office: 1870-1912.-- UNPUBLISHED

      1952 - Unpublished Copy of a History of Machine Tabulation (1952) Holley, Robert H. "Machine Tabulation in the Census Office: 1870-1912." (Copyright 1952, photomechanical reproduction, 11x8.5 inches, (5), 44 sheets, (4) pp of index, (3) pp chronology 1846-1929, plus 14 leaves of illustrations. Includes a number of manuscript corrections to the original some of which are original, the others not. This seems to be an unpublished manuscript, even though there is a WorldCat/OCLC record, there is no listing for a library. Geoffrey D. Austrian, in his authoritative Herman Hollerith: Forgotten Giant of Information Processing (1982) refers to Holley in chapter 1 and states the source to be an "unpublished manuscript" held at the Census Records, National Archives. __+__ The Holley paper includes: "Comment on Robert H. Holley's Machine Tabulation in the Census Bureau, 1870-1912." by Leon Truesdell. 11x8.5 inches, 5 leaves (carbons?) single-space of notes and corrections by Truesdell on the Holley text. The numbers of the notes are annotated in red on the text.__+__ Plus: TLs from Truesdell to the former owner and historian and medical statistician in the biowarfare section at Fort Detrick, dated 11/8/1966. This copy differs somewhat from the OCLC copy which does not actually seem to be located in any library. The catalogued copy seems not to have the illustrations nor the chronology at the end.

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        My [We]

      New York: Izdatel'stvo imeni Chekhova, 1952. Octavo (19.5 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 200, [6] pp. About very good; rear wrapper lightly discolored; nick to lower left corner. The first appearance in print of the original Russian text of Zamyatin's only completed novel, a groundbreaking dystopian work. "We" was read as a bitter satire on Soviet society and could not be published in Russia. Completed in 1921, it was first issued in an English translation in 1924 (New York, E. P. Dutton), and later in a 1927 translation into Czech by Vaclav Koenig, who was assisted by Roman Jakobson. A severely altered version of the Russian text was printed in the Russian emigre journal "Volia Rossii" in early 1927. In order to avoid repercussions for Zamyatin, who was then still living in the Soviet Union, the editor of the journal pretended to publish a translation of a Czech literary work. Nevertheless, "the apearance of the Russian version in Volia Rossii caused an open political campaign against Zamiatin in the Soviet Union, and in 1931 he wrote a letter to Stalin requesting permission to emigrate" (Olshansky, 267).

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        Rose and Crown. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1952.

      1952. VII, 307 pp. 8vo. With autogr. inscription signed: "For MacDonald Ebenezer Cornelius (Con) from Sean O'Casey. With warm regards & remembrance of many a laughing hour".

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. BOMC jacket. Book Condition: Very Good, stains, age toning, spots, shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, shelf wear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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      1952 - ALAN TURING'S MOST CITED WORK TURING, Alan. "THE CHEMICAL BASIS OF MORPHOGENESIS." A fine offprint from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. Biological Sciences, No. 641, Vol. 137, pp. 37-72, 14 August 1952. Published for the Royal Society by the Cambridge University Press, London. Publishers offprint, with "Price Eight Shillings" on cover. Many mathematical equations and two figures in text. Quarto, 30 x 23.5 cm, publisher's brick wrappers, title information to upper wrap and spine. Fine. In this, Alan Turing's most heavily-cited work, the pre-eminent mathematician, computer scientist, and hero of WW II turned his brilliant mind towards the biological sciences, proposing a model of pattern-formation that proved seminal in not only biology but also across many scientific fields. In what would be his only published work in the field, Turing addressed a fundamental problem: morphogenesis, the process by which a single cell develops into the complex, asymmetrical organisms found in nature. Turing designed a simple family of models in which stable initial distributions of change-creating chemicals called morphogens (this work introduced the term to the scientific lexicon) become unstable in the presence of any diffusion process, such as the mixing of fluids found in living tissue. Using this elegant diffusion- reaction system, understandable with college-level mathematics, Turing explains the asymmetric pattern-formation of living organisms starting from a simple early state, providing a mathematical justification for everything from the dappling of fur and seashells, the tentacle-like appendages of Hydra organisms, to the separation of the nervous system during embryonic development (gastrulation). This ground-breaking work has formed the basis for a broad array of advances in biology, from models of tumor growth, epidemic spread, and evolutionary biology, to the shapes of neuronal dendrites and neuronal polarization. Outside of the biological sciences, this paper has inspired advances in areas as diverse as the behavior of sensor networks, image processing, economic geography, spatial ecology, and machine learning models for computer vision. The universality of this pattern formation model is perhaps unsurprising given Turing's polymathy, and no less magnificent. While this article is not uncommon appearing in the bound volumes held by numerous institutions, the offprint, which appears in two states, the commercially distributed--with printed price, and the author's copy--lacking the price, are both rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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        French Country Cooking

      John Lehmann, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by John Lehmann in 1952. A near fine book without inscriptions in a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some restoration to the top of the spine and to the corners. Unclipped. Presents very well indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. BOMC jacket. Book Condition: Very Good, stains, age toning, spots, shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, shelf wear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment: Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      New York: Simon & Schuster, in Collaboration with Editions Verve Paris , 1952. Very Good, top 1" of backstrip missing, several small tears to gutters, lacking the dust jacket. Laid in, Fine as issued, is the 12-page pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions. A sound copy of this photography classic. . First Edition. Pictorial Paper Covered Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Henri Matisse. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders The 79th News 1952-1960

      Cameron Highlanders, Inverness - Three volumes: 1952-1954, 1955-1957, 1958-1960 - a complete run of this scarce work tightly bound in light blue buckram with gilt titling. A part from some tiny nibbles to the base of the first two volumes (possibly mouse) the books are in extremely good condition. Each being bound with the front paper cover of the first magazine. Many illustrations. Overall a very good set. Heavy volumes will require extra postage. These include; The Journal of: 1st Battalion, The Depot, 4/5th Battalion TA, Liverpool Scottish TA, QO Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, Cameron Highrs. of Western Australia (16/28th Bn. Australian Military Forces), The Otago and Southland Regiment, Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps, Regimental Association [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arabian Highlands

      First edition. Folding map in a pocket at end. Illustrated throughout. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt, with original pictorial dustrwapper, minor reinforcement behind nicks at head of spine, else an excellent copy. xiv, 771pp. Ithaca, Cornell University Press,

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      Farrar, Straus & Young (1952), New York - Quarto (8" x 11") bound in full blue synthetic leather with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover consisting of a quote by Truman. Illustrated with numerous facsimiles of Truman's writing, drawings, and photographs in color and black and white. This is one of only 250 numbered copies. Instead of a number, Truman has written the initials "J.W.S." of the recipient of the copy. Further the book is INSCRIBED by Truman as President below the initials "To: Hon. John W. Snyder,/From: The President./White House./August 9, 1952." In addition, in the blank margin beneath the color frontispiece photograph of Truman at his desk, the President has written: "From one good friend to another!" Snyder was appointed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in 1946 by his close personal friend President Harry S. Truman, with whom he had served in World War I. He developed programs to promote greater efficiency within the Treasury Department, including a streamlining of the Internal Revenue Service, which assured a more impartial administration of tax laws, and a reform of the federal accounting system. Snyder resigned at the end Truman's term. There is a full-page color photograph of Truman and Snyder in the book, as well as several mentions of Snyder in the text. Snyder has highlighted these with pencil, including this passage: "Took Ross, Snyder and Rosenman to the 'House' for lunch. Told the three of them that they were most in my confidence and that I wanted frank and unadulterated statements of facts to me from them--and that when they could not treat me on that basis, they would be of no use to me." Minor rubbing to edges. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York: Charles Scribner's,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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        Mr. President

      Farrar , Straus and Young, New York 1952 - Quarto, 253pp, blue leather covers, gilt type on spine and front cover piece, custom clamshell box. Signed limited edition of 250, this being number 116. First inscription by President Truman on frontispiece portrait, stating: "Kindest regards, Harry Truman." Additional personalized inscription which reads: "To Maria Sermolino, From: The President. August 13th, 1952, White House." Note card used by President Truman during signing to keep track of inscriptions is still with the book. This book was water damaged at some point during its history. Multiple pages have been water damaged, resulting in a slight curve to the book. The custom made clamshell allows for attractive presentation on the shelf. Pages continue to be delicate. Please inspect pictures carefully to fully understand the condition of this book. This is a unique piece of history. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. A very solid copy of the 1952 correct 1st edition (with the letter 'A' and Scribner colophon to the copyright page). Tight and VG+ in its light-blue cloth, with bright, completely unflecked silver-lettering along the spine. Internally, very clean as well, with no writing or markings (save for one tiny {the size of a pin-head} stain at the top-edge). And, in a crisp, price-intact ("$3.00"), VG dustjacket, with very light chipping along the top-edges, just a touch of wear at the spine-fold and one very small scuff to the spine. Octavo, olive-tinted rear panel photo of Hemingway credited to Lee Samuels.

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        Millers' Log, 1952 and 1953

      Springfield: Springfield High School. 1952-53. The yearbooks for Kesey's junior and senior high school years. Kesey appears in approximately 20 spots in the two books. Various ownership signatures and classmate signatures and inscriptions. One tiny tear to the padded cover of each volume, with a small tape repair to 1953. The overall condition is very good. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Valencia, Spain: Imprenta Litografia Ortega, (1952). oblong 12mo. illustrated stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Spanish. A Spanish printer's annual catalogue featuring samples of posters, tickets, advertisements, and tickets. Numerous items tipped-in throughout text. Many items in color. The Ortega firm was founded on 1871. Covers chipped at bottom edges, stained at lower front fore-edge corner. Scattered foxing, mainly at edges of text.

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        Talking Football - SIGNED by the Author

      London: Stanley Paul, 1952. A first edition, first printing published by Stanley Paul in 1952. A near fine book with some spotting to the page edges. SIGNED by the Author (with best wishes) to the front endpaper. In a very good+ clipped wrapper with a little wear to the spine tips. Rare signed. What a legend too.

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        The Borrowers

      First edition, first impression. Winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal, on the 70th-anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007, The Borrowers was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works.The plot-the story begins with young Kate sewing a quilt with her aunt Mrs. May. As they knit the quilt, Mrs. May tells Kate about her brother who told her about the Borrowers. She begins by telling her the story of fourteen-year-old Arrietty Clock who lived under the floorboards of a house with her father Pod and mother Homily. As Borrowers, they survive through Pod's "borrowing" of items from the "human beans" who live in the home above the floor. But one day Pod came home shaken after borrowing a toy teacup. After sending Arrietty to bed, Homily finds out that he has been "seen" by a human bean: a boy who had been sent from India to live with his great-aunt while recovering from an illness. Remembering the fate of their niece Eggletina, who wandered away and never returned after her father had been seen and the big people had brought in a cat, Pod and Homily decide to tell Arrietty. In the course of the ensuing conversation, Homily realizes that Arrietty ought to be allowed to go borrowing with Pod.Several days later, Pod and Arrietty go on a borrowing trip to retrieve fibers from a doormat for a scrubbing brush. Arrietty wanders outside where she meets the Boy, and develops a friendship with him. At one point, Arrietty tells the Boy that there cannot be very many of his kind but there are many of her kind. He disagrees and tells her of times when he had seen hundreds and even thousands of big people all in one place. Arrietty realizes that she cannot prove that there are any other Borrowers left in the world besides herself and her parents, and is upset. The Boy offers to take a letter to a badger sett two fields away from where her Uncle Hendreary, Aunt Lupy, and their children are supposed to have emigrated. On a later borrowing trip, she manages to slip the letter under the doormat where the Boy agreed to look for it.Meanwhile, Arrietty has learned from Pod and Homily that they get a "feeling" when big people approach. She is concerned that she didn't have a feeling when the Boy approached, so she practices by going to a certain passage over which the cook, Mrs. Driver, often stands. She overhears Driver and the gardener, Crampfurl, discussing the Boy. Mrs. Driver is annoyed that the boy continually disturbs the doormat and Crampfurl is concerned about him after seeing him in a field calling for "Uncle something" after the boy had asked him if there were any badger setts in the field. Crampfurl is convinced the boy is keeping a pet ferret.Arrietty becomes anxious and sets off on her own to find the Boy. As it turns out, he did find her letter, delivered it, and returned with a response: a mysterious note asking her to tell Aunt Lupy to come back. Pod then discovers Arrietty talking to the Boy and takes her home. Pod and Homily are frightened because the Boy will probably figure out where they live. They turn out to be right, but the Boy, instead of wanting to harm them, brings them gifts of some doll's house furniture from the nursery. They experience a period of "borrowing beyond all dreams of borrowing" as the Boy offers them gift after gift. In return, Arrietty is allowed to go outside and read aloud to him.Mrs. Driver, in the meantime, notices a few items missing and thinks someone is playing a joke on her. She stays up late and catches the boy bringing his nightly gift to his new friends. She sees the Borrowers and finds their home. The Boy tries to rescue the Borrowers, but Mrs. Driver locks him in the nursery. At the end of three days, the Boy is to be sent back to India. Mrs. Driver cruelly takes him to the kitchen before he[who?] goes to see the ratcatcher to smoke the Borrowers out of their home. The Boy manages to slip away and break off the grating outside. However, he never gets to see the Borrowers' escape since the cab comes to take him away before he has a chance.His sister (a young Mrs. May, the narrator at the beginning of the book) later visits the home herself, goes to the Badgers' sett, and leaves gifts there, which are gone the next time she checks. However, the novel ends when she tells Kate that when she returns to the Badgers' sett she finds a book she believes to be Arrietty's book of "Memoranda" - and that the handwritten es look like a crescent moon with a stroke in the middle, the same way her brother used to write them.Story History-All five Borrowers novels feature the Clock family; Pod, Homily, and Arrietty. In the first book, they live in a house reportedly based on The Cedars where Norton was raised.[5] The sequels are titled alliteratively and alphabetically: The Borrowers Afield (1955), The Borrowers Afloat (1959), The Borrowers Aloft (1961), and The Borrowers Avenged (1982). All were originally published by J. M. Dent in hardcover editions.[6] Puffin Books published a 700-page trade paperback omnibus edition in 1983, The Complete Borrowers Stories[7] with a short introduction by Norton.[1]The primary cause of trouble and source of the plot is the interaction between the minuscule Borrowers and the "human beans", whether the human motives are kind or selfish. The main character is teenage Arrietty, who often begins relationships with Big People that have chaotic effects on the lives of herself and her family, causing her parents to react with fear and worry.As a result of Arrietty's curiosity and friendships with Big People, her family is forced to move their home several times from one place to another, making their lives more adventurous than the average Borrower would prefer. After escaping from their home under the kitchen floorboards of an old English manor they finally settle down in the home of a caretaker on the grounds of an old church.Along the way, they meet more characters: other Borrowers, including a young man around Arrietty's age who lives outdoors and whose only memory of his family is the descriptive phrase, "Dreadful Spiller", which he uses as a name (introduced in The Borrowers Afield), the Harpsichord family who are relatives of the Clock family, and Peregrine ("Peagreen") Overmantel; and also Big People such as Mild Eye the gypsy, Tom Goodenough, the gardener's son, and Miss Menzies, a sweet but overly helpful woman.The short, separate book Poor Stainless (1966) was revised as a novelette and re-published posthumously with a short author's note in 1994.[8] The narrative, told by Homily to Arrietty, occurs before the first of the full-length Borrower novels and concerns a small adventure Stainless has when he gets lost. (Like most Borrower names "borrowed" from human objects, Stainless is named after items in the kitchen cutlery drawer.)

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        East of Eden [SIGNED]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Printed in an edition of 1500, unnumbered, signed by author on the limitation page; 8vo - over 7.75" to 9.75" tall, 610 pp. Nobel Prize-wining author John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (1902-1968) is considered today to be one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Many of his works, including Grapes of Wrath (for which he won the Pulitzer and the National Book Award), Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men, and this work, East of Eden, have become part of our cultural heritage and have sold literally millions of copies. Steinbeck himself considered East of Eden to be his magnum opus: he stated "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years." He further claimed: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this" (N.B., quote from Wiki). The first edition was published as both a signed, limited edition and a trade edition; this copy one of the 1500 signed limited copies, with Steinbeck's signature on the limitation page. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in evergreen linen cloth, gilt lettering on the front, brown stamped spine label with gilt lettering and frame, all edges stained red, plain endpapers, limitation statement at the front with Steinbeck's signature in blue ink, title page in red and black; octavo size (just under 9" tall), pagination: (i-viii), (1)-602. In publisher's slipcase covered in paper patterned to look like planks of wood. ***CONDITION: Very good plus overall, with clean binding, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, the only prior owner marking a name written in a flowing hand on the front free endpaper; the sole condition issue being an old dampstain which has affected the bottom of the book, with part of the red stain faded out near the spine, a faint ghost to the bottom quarter of the spine, and a faint rippling to the pages at the bottom margin - there is no visual evidence (i.e., "tidemarks"). The box is complete but with fairly substantial wear, the seams beginning to split; without the often-lacking glassine wrapper. ***CITATION: Morrow 217. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we well. Please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.

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        Father Malachy's Miracle

      Pan, 1952. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      GOMEZ, PAMPLONA 1952 - 1952, 471 pp, 22x15, encuadernación original en tela editorial, en muy buen estado el interior y el exterior. Geno. Cocina. Genoveva Ruiz Zabalza. 471 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

      MGM 1952 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) glossy title lobby card, USA. Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, dir: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen; MGM. The quintessential MGM musical, the favorite of many with its lighthearted look at the movies' transition to "talkies." Great songs of that era highlighted the film. So popular has it become that it is now a major stage musical. Nice glossy paper card captures the spirit of the film. There is a bit of edge wear and slight creases at corners. ABOUT FINE

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        Jeune garçon devant Fez.

      Casablanca, Photo Bernard Rouget, 1952. Original photograph, silverprint, 40 x 30 cm, Photograph no M 9286. Photo Bernard Rouget (1914-1988). 7, Ru Rouget-delLisle 7, Casablanca. KEYWORDS:maroc/fez/morroco/photo.

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        Alexis ou le traité du vain combat *

      Plon, Paris 5.5.1952. - Broché, couverture imprimée en vieux rose et noir. Le meilleur exemplaire possible de cette réimpression essentiellement augmentée d'une préface de l'auteure dans laquelle elle explique les raisons qu'elle a eu de retoucher avec légèreté son texte initial, paru 22 ans auparavant.Elle l'adresse à Maurice Bourdel, dernier descendant des éditeurs Plon-Nourrit, avec cette mention autographe "ce livre adopté par lui".Bonne provenance pour ce tirage de tête judicieusement dédicacé, les envois qui fleurissent les exemplaires de Marguerite n'étant pas légion. Édition en (petite) partie originale. Parmi 35 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, l'un des 10 hors commerce, avant 115 Alfa.

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        Chiaroscuro Fragments of Autobiography

      Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., buckram, dust jacket. London, Jonathan Cape.

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        The Decisive Moment: Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      Simon & Schuster, in Collaboration with Editions Verve Paris, New York 1952 - Very Good, top 1" of backstrip missing, several small tears to gutters, lacking the dust jacket. Laid in, Fine as issued, is the 12-page pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions. A sound copy of this photography classic. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sudetendeutscher Turnerbrief. Konvolut von 35 Jahrgängen der Jahre 1952 - 1988 (fast komplett!)

      Softcover Umfangreiches Konvolut der von Ernst Frank begründeten und von der "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sudetendetuscher Turner und Turnerinnen" herausgegebenen Vertriebenenpublikation "Sudetendeutscher Turnerbrief" aus den Jahren 1952 - 1988. Es fehlen der vollständige Jg. 1959 und 1980, sowie die folgenden Einzelhefte: Jg. 1975: Folge 6 Jg. 1979, Folge 4 Jg. 1984, Folge 4 Jg. 1985, Folge 3. Ehem. Archivex., teilw. mit Stempel innen. Hefte teilweise gelocht. und leicht berieben, letzte Seite von Jg. 1982, Folge 2 mit Fehlst. Vor allem bei den älteren Jahrgängen altersbedingte Seitenbräunung. Insgesamt guter, gepflegter Zustand. mbx sdx

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