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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1952. Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo. Original light brown boards, titles to spine and upper board in black an blue, blue spider-web patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. Front free endpaper a little rubbed. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and partially toned jacket with tanned spine panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CHARLOTTE'S WEB

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in boards. Stated First Edition. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        INVISIBLE MAN

      New York: Random House, [1952].. Cloth. White spine stamping modestly flaked, as often, otherwise a very good copy in frayed shelfworn dust jacket that has been laminated by the former owner. First edition of the author's first novel, winner of the National Book Award for its year, and a key work of 20th century U.S. literature. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Al and Jean Wolfe, Sincerely, Ralph Ellison. April 1952." The recipient, the brother of novelist and Trotsky bodyguard Bernard Wolfe and one-time political activist, may have met Ellison during their years in the Merchant Marine. The inscription is dated within a few weeks of publication. BLOCKSON 86.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Invisible Man

      New York: Random House, 1952.. First edition. Octavo, original black and tan cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with only light rubbing to the spine extremities. Also with the rare wrap-around band for the 1953 National Book Award for fiction, which this novel won. An exceptional copy of this title, which is notoriously prone to wear. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Letters of William Gilmore Simms. 6 volumes

      Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1952. Hardcover. First Editions. 1952-1982. Large octavos. Red cloth, all Very Good+ or better in dust jackets, showing just incidental light rubbing. The first five volumes were published by 1956; volume six, a supplement, was issued in 1982. // Simms was a leading figure in Antebellum literature and a strong supporter of slavery. Edgar Allen Poe called Simms the "best novelist American has ever produced." A scarce set. Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        An Acre of Land - SIGNED

      Montgomeryshire Printing Co, 1952 (but 1951). First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition First Impression INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "with all good wishes from R S Thomas", A Near Fine copy in the original pale blue wrappers, with the date 1951 in the author's hand to the title page (otherwise undated), very slightly soiled and margins and upper cover faded. & Together with a manuscript letter from the author dated 17/12/51 "Dear Dr & Mrs Thomas, thank you so much for Gwydion's {author's son} nice present - I'm sure he will like it - he has been wanting them for a long time. I hope you all have a very happy christmas. I am sending my new booklet, Yours sincerely R S Thomas" Provenance : Ex Libris Doctor Thomas and then by descent. See the other works from the same source.

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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Perspectives for a Two Family Dwelling at what is currently 259 Upper Terrace, San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July 1952 - November 1953. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 18 sheets. Job #233, located on E. Side of Upper Terrace, 715' S. of Clifford Terrace., San Francisco. File Number 4083. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Letters from Aldous Huxley to Goddard Lieberson

      Los Angeles, 1952-1963. An exchange of letters between Aldous Huxley and Goddard Lieberson, President of Columbia Records from 1956 to 1971. Thirteen of the letters are either typed or autograph letters, signed, from Huxley, and the last two are autograph letters from Huxley's second wife, Laura. Sixteen carbon copies of Lieberson's typed letters to Huxley are also included, providing both sides of the correspondence. The letters span a significant portion of the end of Huxley's life, from January 11, 1952 to December 11, 1963. Lieberson initially wrote to Huxley asking if he would like to be part of a series of recordings of authors reading their works, which already included Truman Capote and Edith Sitwell. Huxley invited Lieberson to his house, in order to listen to some previous recordings, and the two began a friendship. They decided to record excerpts from Brave New World for the album: "one side being the Preface to Brave New World, the other the chapter on the death of the Savage's mother." In addition to correspondence about the recording contract and other possible recording projects, discussion turned to literature, travel, and music, especially Indian music.& & In July, 1956, Huxley wrote to Lieberson, asking him, as a favor, to "glance through this script of Brave New World in musical comedy form, which I have just completed." Huxley also asked for suggestions for whom to approach about producing the play and writing the music: "Would Leonard Bernstein be a good man to send it to? Or who else?" Lieberson responded with interest, writing that he would prefer to find a lyricist first and that he would like to send it on to Alan Jay Lerner, who wrote My Fair Lady. Huxley wrote back, saying to hold off on sharing the script, since he wanted to share it with his friend, film producer David Selznik, and had received several letters from a group of people interested in obtaining the rights for a Brave New World musical, unaware that Huxley himself had been working on the script. It does not appear that Huxley's script was ever produced. Another letter from Lieberson, dated June, 1959, was written on behalf of his friend, Thelma Schnee, who was writing a book on the therapeutic use of lysergic acid and wanted to speak with Huxley on the subject; Schnee's book, Myself and I, about her experiences taking LSD as part of treatment for persistent psychological problems, was published in 1962. & & In the final letters, dated 1961-1963, while Huxley was suffering from cancer, Lieberson offered to send Huxley records of his favorite classical music. Huxley wrote back with a long, enthusiastic list of Bach, Mozart, Verdi, and others, closing by saying, "But I could go on indefinitely and one mustn't be greedy." The last two letters from Laura were written as Huxley's health was failing, thanking Lieberson for sending him music to listen to. In the final letter, dated after Huxley's death, Laura wrote, "You know how Aldous enjoyed music -- it was one of his greatest pleasures and you provided him with it, beautifully -- and both of us are gratefull [sic]." All letters are in fine condition, housed in Mylar sleeves within a binder.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set, with Following Related Sets: 10-Volume Gateway to the Great Books Set & 10-Volume Great Ideas Program Set

      Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Includes original custom bookcase designed for the original 54 volumes (these were originally sold door-to-door, and could be purchased with the shelf included). No jackets. Minor chips from heads of several spines (common with this set). Price includes significant additional shipping costs associated with sending the books with the shelf. 1952 Hard Cover. 74 total volumes: 54-volume Britannica Great Books set; 10-volume Gateway to the Great Books Set; 10-volume The Great Ideas Program set. Great books set includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Sterne; Fielding; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; Hegel; Goethe; Melville; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; William James; Freud. The Gateway to the Great Books includes: Introduction & Syntopical Guide; Imaginative Literature 2-4; Critical Essays; Man and Society 6-7; Natural Science; Mathematics; Philosophical Essays. The Great Ideas Program includes An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education; The Development of Political Theory and Government; Foundations of Science and Mathematics; Religion and Theology; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence; Imaginative Literature I & II; Ethics: The Study of Moral Values; Biology, Psychology and Medicine; Philosophy.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse]
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        The Sundowners 1952 Western Movie Poster John Drew Barrymore Jr

      Eagle Lion Films. POSTER. Original 'The Sundowners' 1952 Western Movie Poster; Starring: John Drew Barrymore Jr., Robert Preston; Robert Sterling, Chill Wills; poster is in VG+ condition; bright beautiful colors; some pinholes and open tears to corners; copyright date states 1949; release number on right states 1952; original 27" x 41 inch Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster; very scarce . Very Good. 1952.

      [Bookseller: AzioMedia.com]
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        NINETEEN POEMS

      Deya, Mallorca, Spain: Robert Graves, The Seizin Press. June, 1952. Pp. 9 (including inside rear cover), staple-bound printed card covers. Very slight tanning to covers, else fine copy. Jay Macpherson's first book printed at the press of Robert Graves. "Macpherson spent the summer of 1952 in Graves’s ménage in Majorca, helping to care for the younger children. As a 21st birthday present, he published her first collection, Nineteen Poems, under his Seizin Press imprint." - from Globe & Mail, Apr 29/12 by Sandra Martin. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE

      New York: Gnome Press, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. First issue, Currey's "A" binding in "A" jacket, with all points. A sharp, Near Fine copy of the book with a few foxing spots on the spine and darkening at the inner hinges from the publisher's glue, otherwise clean and bright. In a Very Good + dust jacket with minor chips and wear at the spine ends and corners and light foxing, mostly on the flap folds. The second book in Asimov's famed "Foundation Trilogy," winner of the 1966 Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" and loosely based on Gibbon's "History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." Near Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Killer Inside Me (First Edition)

      New York: Lion No. 99, 1952. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Very Good plus condition, tight and square, with a couple of very faint vertical creases (paper not broken) on the front and rear panel, and a touch of wrinkle to the spine. A superior copy of Jim Thompson's signature book, justly famous and replete with all of his favorite themes: multiple homicides, marginalized female characters, and a murderous anti-hero who doesn't know why he is killing but keeps doing it anyway. A high spot of twentieth century hard-boiled crime fiction at its mid-century apex.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        I, Robot

      London: Grayson & Grayson, Ltd.,, 1952. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. Slightly rubbed and dulled and extremities, some tiny spots to spine, light partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed and nicked jacket with minor fading of the spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in 1950. An attractive copy in the striking pulp-style dust jacket.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Holy Sinner - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing

      London: Secker & Warburg. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1952. 1st UK Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. An attractive First British Edition/First Printing, Bürgin 129. Near Fine condition with light foxing to edges in alike, lightly rubbed dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Thomas Mann directly on the title page; One of Thomas Mann's most cherished works, The Holy Sinner, is the ebullient retelling of the medieval legend of Pope Gregory, reviewing the notions of original sin, evil, and transcendence. Mann won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature. Translated from the original German, "Der Erwählte" by H. T. Lowe-Porter .

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        Three problems for Solar Pons

      Mycroft & Moran, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed. SIGNED on the front endpaper by August Derleth beneath his one word inscription "Sincerely". The limitation # 2000 on the last page has been crossed out and "990" has been penned above it in August Derleth's hand. The volume has a spot of soiling on the top edges and is gently bumped at the corners. The unclipped dust jacket has light age toning on the perimeters, rubbing on the spine folds, and chipping on the spine folds near the crown. The jacket is sleeved in mylar. Interesting copy because "996" has been the accepted number of printed books of the title by this publisher.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

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

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        The Old Man and the Sea. Advance Galley Proofs- Life Magazine Publication

      Chicago. Life Magazine. August 1952. Galley Proofs are imprinted in black ink upon 9.0" x 30.0" sheets. A stamp in blue ink stating "ADVANCE GALLEY PROOFS" appears at top of title sheet. Further blue stamp stating "Advance Galley Proofs For Your Personal Reading Only. LIFE Publication Date, Sept.1". Accompanying letter is typed upon Life advertising department letterhead sheet (7.0" x 11.0") and is dated August 19, 1952. Signed in ink by C.W. Hanson.& Original advance Galley Proofs prepared by Life Magazine for its special publication of the novel in its September 1, 1952 issue. The Life publication was the 1st appearance of Hemingway's novel, preceeding the Scribners book publication of September 8, 1952. The September 1 issue of Life was solely devoted to the novel, which was accompanied by photographs by Alfred Eisenstadt. The issue sold in excess of five million copies. A letter from Life Magazine Chicago Advertising Manager, C.W. Hanson, to an unidentified recipient accompanies these proofs and explains in detail the Magazine's motivation for publication of Hemingway's work. e.g. "Our editors were so impressed with this newest bit of Hemingway- actually, they think its "one of the greatest stories of our time"- that they have decided to publish all 30,000 words of it in the September 1st issue of LIFE." ... "Here's a galley proof of The Old Man of the Sea so that you can come on the story with the same sense of discovery of interest and greatness that the editors recognize. I hope you enjoy it." The letter contains further interesting comments.& Due to the nature and quality of paper in galley production, these tri-folded sheets are extremely brittle and present chipping to top and side edges- not intruding upon text. Several short starts at folds may be seen. The title page sheet has severely split at both folds and has been reattached with adhesive tape- not affecting title text. This same condition is more dramatically evidenced on the final sheet with a hole intruding upon the middle of 4 lines of text.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Old Man And the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First issue, in the first issue dust jacket with photo tined blue. 140pp., bound in light blue cloth, stamped in blind, spine lettering silver, minor toning to spine and edges, one corner lightly bumped, dust jacket is unclipped, one very small closed tear to upper edge of front panel, a chip to lower joint, minor light chipping to spine ends. A very nice copy.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's Seal and ""A"" are present on the copyright page. In the jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap and with a photo of Hemingway at the rear panel tinted olive. Light blue cloth boards with silver lettering at the spine. Author's name blindstamped at the front board. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, clean pages, tight spine, light shelf wear, previous owner's name at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, photo of Hemingway at the rear panel tinted olive, clean jacket, light shelf wear, bright front panel.

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        The Old Man and the Sea (First Edition, First State DJ)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1952. Hardcover. First edition of author's famed novella, in first state dust jacket with bluish tint to author's chest-up back cover portrait by Lee Samuels. Meets points for first edition (Scribner's 'A' and colophon on copyright page). In full pale blue cloth-covered boards with author facsimile signature blindstamped on cover; lettering on spine in silver. --- With a couple of soiled spots on front free endpaper and slight yellowing to leaves, else interior is clean and unmarked; textblock is firm. Price-clipped dust jacket with some chipping (most pronounced at crease points), slightly darkened spine and small tears along edges; with a small amount of rubbing and in removable mylar cover. --- Serving as a parable on the merits of persistence and overcoming life's hardships, this classic tells the story of an old Cuban fisherman who, in the midst of an unsuccessful period, hooks a very large marlin and struggles to bring it in. Mr. Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this work, and later, the Nobel Prize was awarded to him in 1954, with a specific reference to this novel. Overall, a scarce, handsome addition to the bookshelf of the Hemingway collector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages .

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribners, 1952 First edition, first printing. Very good with some light scattered staining to cloth covers, some minor foxing to top edge; in an attractive unclipped jacket that shows only very minor wear to the spine ends and a few small scuffs to the rear panel. Overall, a very crisp copy without any loss to the jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        MR. PRESIDENT. THE FIRST PUBLICATION FROM THE PERSONAL DIARIES, PRIVATE LETTERS PAPERS AND REVEALING INTERVIEWS OF HARRY TRUMAN

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, (1952). First Edition. Hardcover. Minor rubbing to the spine tips of the book.Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Outstanding association. 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 "G.M.E." of the recipient of the copy. Further the book is INSCRIBED by Truman as President below the initials "To: Hon. George M. Elsey,/From: The President./White House./August 10, 1952." In addition, in the blank margin beneath the color frontispiece photograph of Truman at his desk, the President has written: "To an able & efficient public servant!" George Elsey worked in the White House Map Room during WWII before becoming an Administrative Assistant to President Truman from 1949 until the end of 1951 when he left the White House staff to be the senior assistant to Averill Harriman who was named to the new post of director for Mutual Security in the Executive Office of the President. Elsey remained in that position until January 1953 and the end of the Truman administration. As Truman's assistant, Elsey worked on most of Truman's important speeches and had an important role in shaping them to conform to Truman's natural, off-the-cuff, forceful style. It was to Elsey in 1945 that Truman handed his historic handwritten note to be transmitted to the War Department authorizing the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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        THE BURDEN (Inscribed By Agatha Christie)

      London: Heinemann, 1952. [Christie, Agatha] Westmacott, Mary. THE BURDEN. London: William Heinemann, (1956). First Edition. A Very Good or better copy (spine slightly cocked and a touch faded, a little foxing to edges) in original publisher's cloth, missing the uncommon dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE on the front-free endpaper using her pseudonym: "To Charlotte, with love from Mary Westmacott." From the collection (book-label to front paste-down) of Charlotte "Carlo" Fisher (1895-1976). Charlotte Fisher, initially hired to serve as nanny to Christie's daughter Rosalind, was pressed into service as a part-time shorthand secretary during the earliest days of the author's career. To quote from Christie's autobiography, Charlotte Fisher was "friend and secretary and governess and dogsbody and everything else for many years. [She] is still one of my best friends." The plot was summarized by Rosalind Christie on the occasion of Agatha Christie's centenary as a story about "a girl's obsession with her younger sister and the closeness of hate to love, the "burden" in this story being the weight of one person's love on someone else." Agatha Christie wasn't in the habit of inscribing her non-mystery novels; no record of any other contemporaneously signed or inscribed Mary Westmacott books have appeared at public auction. We have five, out of six, of Charlotte Fisher's personal "Mary Westmacott" titles in stock. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        SHERLOCK HOLMES. THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES. His Adventures. Memoirs. Return. His last Bow & The Case Book

      John Murray. London/Studley Press. Ewell, Surrey.,1952. RARE UNRECORDED EDITION. 8vo.(7.5 x 5.2 inches). The sheets of a reprint John Murray edition, apparently bought by the Studley Press and issued in their own delux leather binding of full dark brown morocco. Spine ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Three gilt bordered compartments with illustrations of a Pipe, Deerstalker hat & Violin in each. The Studley Press wreath and name is stamped in gilt to the bottom of the spine. Decorative grape and leaf border within double gilt ruled border on boards. Gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature in the middle. Top edge gilt. Originally issued with endpapers that had the Studley Press wreath and wording "Made in England by Studley Press, Ewell: Surrey", this volume either has a variant or has had them replaced with marbled endpapers. A fine, bright copy. ------ This studley Press edition is not recorded in De Waal or Green and Gibson. A rare variant in a highly decorative binding and in fine condition.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        THE IVORY GRIN

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,. 1952. boards.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light shelf wear at tail of. spine panel, front corners, and along lower front panel and tiny. internal cellophane tape reinforcement at upper front corner. (#83095). First edition. The fourth Lew Archer novel. "This is the best of the early Lew Archer novels." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 524-25.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        UNDER THE SEA-WIND. Signed

      New York: Oxford University Press,, 1952 Oxford University Press, New York (1941), 1952. Publisher's blue Cloth, sm. 8vo., 314pp. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper showing minor use. First Corrected Edition. First printing of the "new edition with corrections", 1952. Tipped to the front pastedown is an interesting early TLS from Rachel Carson to A. C. Bent who published "Life Histories of North American Birds", selected from the hundreds of species biographies assembled & written by Arthur Cleveland Bent & his collaborators & published in a twenty-one volume series between 1919 & 1968 by the United States Government Printing Office. Carson writes in part: "Thank you for your kind response, some six weeks ago, to my letter suggesting that I should like to do a magazine article write a biographer of the birds. . . / Rachel Carson". A superb association letter. Nice Item.. Signed by Author. First Corrected Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster, (1952). Very good in a good jacket, mostly complete, with several small tears and stains, and one larger chip at the spine heel.. First U.S. Edition. Folio. Caption booklet laid in. Boards and dust jacket designed by Matisse. 126 images, lusciously printed, of Cartier-Bresson's early work. Only few photobooks in history can match the influence of The Decisive Moment. Since its publication in 1952, it has remained one of the pillars of photography. (Parr / Badger, v1, 208-209; Roth 134-135; Open Book 154-155).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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