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        TLS., [THE ACROBATS[

      Montreal: Richler, 1952 Richler, Mordecai. TLS, Montreal, n.d. [Autumn, 1952] to Daniel George, author & editor at Jonathan Cape. A poignant letter by the 21 year old Richler prior to the publication of his first book, The Acrobats, by Deutsch a couple of years later. In part: "It is very encouraging for a young man to know that a critic of your standing takes an interest in his work". An outstanding example of a formative letter the likes of which are rarely offered. $7500. 00. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952 Hemingway, Ernest. THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. Inscribed. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition, First Printing of the author's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. 8vo; [2], 140pp., Publisher's pale blue cloth with Hemingway's autograph stamped in blind on the upper cover & the spine lettered in silver, in first state, blue-tinted dustwrapper priced at $3.00. Mounted to the upper corner of the front free endpaper is the presentation Hemingway inscription in blue-black fountain pen: " Margarita good luck with my new book. - Ernest Hemingway." Dated 2/14/57. The inscription slightly foxed but in very good condition. The correct First Printing with the Scribner's seal & "A" on the copyright page. A near fine example; the silver spine lettering quite sharp, the text block free of any blemishes. In a very good or better, bright copy of the book's famous dustwrapper with just a bit of excellent archival restoration primarily at the spine extremities. A splendid copy of the Author's most sought after title - successfully made into an acclaimed film starring Spencer Tracy. Custom TBCL embossed Old Man blue clamshell presentation case in very fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      NY: Scribner, 1952. First edition. Written in Cuba in 1951, this short novel was originally intended to be part of a larger work with the sea as a common thread. However, under growing fiscal duress, Hemingway honed in on the 26,531 words that constituted "Book IV" of the larger work, telling Scribner in a letter: "This is the prose that I have been working for all my life that should read easily and simply and seem short and yet have all the dimensions of the visible world and the world of a man's spirit." Hemingway concludes by saying that "(i)t is as good prose as I can write as of now." Widely regarded as the pinnacle of Hemingway's minimal narrative style, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and was instrumental in Hemingway's Nobel Prize, which he received in 1954. It was also the last major work that Hemingway produced in his lifetime. This is a very fine copy in blue cloth, with bright silver lettering on the spine. With a fine first issue pictorial dust wrapper, unclipped, which shows only the slightest toning to the spine and two minute spots of rubbing at the top of the spine.

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        The Nymphs of Fiesole.

      Verona. Editiones Officinae Bodoni. 1952. Bound in half gilt ruled Vellum and paper covered boards. Gilt titles to spine. t.e.g. 4to. 7.5" x 11.5 This Edition, has been pinted in Griffo type on the hand-press in 225 numbered copies on hand-made Fabrino paper, of which this is number 93. Illustrated with Woodcuts by Bartolommeo Di Giovanni for a lost Quattrocentro Edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and now been reesembled and recut by Fritz Kredel. Very mild usual foxing to fore-edge. Very slight foxing to front and rear pastedowns. A Very Fine crisp copy, in a Good original publisher's slipcase.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND bound with THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS

      London: MacMillan and Co., Ltd., 1952. Reprint. Full red calf. Still a bright, Near Fine example of a lovely binding. Two volumes beautifully bound in full red polished calf by Charles E. Lauriat with a large gilt rabbit on the front cover and a gilt queen on the rear cover, dual gilt-ruled borders, gilt dentelles, and a gilt-decorated spine with contrasting morocco spine labels. Both volumes with the original illustrations by John Tenniel. Very mild wear to the spine tip at the top with light rubbing to the front spine edge which has a half-inch split at the top.

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        Archaic Chinese Jades from the Edward and Louise B. Sonnenschein Collection

      Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. xiii, 279pp. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a very good hardback in a rubbed and edgeworn, but attractive jacket. wb

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        A Dance to The Music of Time Comprising. 12 vols set.] A Buyer's Market. A Novel. / A Question of Upbringing. A Novel. / The Acceptance World. A Novel. / At Lady Molly's. A Novel. / Casanova's Chinese Restaurant. A Novel. / The Kindly Ones. A Novel. / The Valley of Bones. A Novel. / The Soldier's Art. A Novel. / The Military Philosophers. A Novel. / Books do Furnish a Room. A Novel. / Temporary Kings. A Novel. / Hearing Secret Harmonies. A Novel.

      London: Heinemann, - 12 vols. d.w. Red cloth. [A Buyer's Market.] First edition, Second printing. (First published 1952.) 1955. Reprinted. 274pp. d.w. partly sunned & sl.stained & sl.torn. Spined of d.w. sl.chipped. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. Guard of half title page sl.cracked. 19x13cm. [A Question of Upbringing.] First edition, Fourth printing. (First published 1951.) 1955. Reprinted. 230pp. d.w. partly sunned. Upper parts of d.w. sl.torn. Side of front d.w. sl.chipped. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Acceptance World.] First edition, Second printing. (First published 1955.) 1955. Reprinted. 214pp. d.w. partly sunned & sl.torn. Spine of d.w. sl.chipped. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [At Lady Molly's.] 1957. First published. 239pp. d.w. partly sunned & sl.stained. Spine of d.w. sl.torn. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf partly sunned. 19x13cm. [Casanova's Chinese Restaurant.] 1960. First published. 229pp. d.w. sl.sunned. Rear flap sl.torn. Upper of rear cover sl.chipped. All edges partly sunned. Sl.spotted on rear ep. Front & rear fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Kindly Ones.] 1962. First published. 254pp. d.w. sl.sunned. All edges parlty sunned. Sl.spotted on top & fore edges. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Valley of Bones.] 1964. First published. 243pp. d.w. sl.sunned. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Soldier's Art.] 1966. First published. 228pp. Spine of d.w. sl.sunned. All edges sl.sunned & stained. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Military Philosophers.] 1968. First published. 244pp. d.w. sl.sunned & stained. All edges sl.sunned. A small spotted on fore & bottom edges. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [Books do Furnish a Room.] 1971. First published. 241pp. All edges sl.sunned & stained. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [Temporary Kings.] 1973. First published. 280pp. d.w. sl.stained. All edges sl.sunned. Rear ep. sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [Hearing Secret Harmonies.] 1975. First published. 272pp. d.w. sl.stained. All edges sl.sunned & stained. Front & rear fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment

      Simon & Schuster, New York, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Spine split and loose with substantial loss at ends, a bit of wear and bumping at corners, Matisse designed covers still attractive and largely unmarked. Bright internally but lacking the caption booklet. 126 photographs with captions at rear. Old inscription sprawling over front endpaper. This is the first US edition. Size: Folio. Previous owner's inscription, lavish, in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Photography; Inventory No: 043252. .

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        A Stone for Danny Fisher (Signed First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To E.F. / With appreciation for all your kind encouragements / Fondly / Harold R." Basis for the 1958 film "King Creole," directed by Michael Curtiz and starring a different king, Elvis Presley, in what is generally considered to be his best film, as the titular Danny Fisher. About Fine in a very bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is lightly rubbed at the extremities but completely unfaded and without any chips or tears. An exceptional example of a book scarce in collectible condition, particularly signed.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribner's, New York 1952 - 1st Edition. Hardcover. Small chips head and heal of spine, toning to front posted down and FFEP. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diary of Anne Frank

      Doubleday 1952 - First Edition, First Printing bound in the publisher's black cloth with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful First Issue dustjacket with the $3.00 price with minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight, with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Anne Frank First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Perspectives for the Lawrason Driscoll Residence, Novato, California. (Possible address 405 Gage Lane)

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June 1952 - August 1952. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 16 sheets. Job #232, for Lawrence Driscoll (1908-1982), Attorney at Bronson, Bronson and Mckinnon. File Numbers 1927 and 4065. 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.

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        Austria V England 1952 ("lion Of Vienna") Football Programme

      1952 - Official programme for the iconic Austria v England international played at the Prater Stadium, Vienna, May 25 1952. England won 3-2, Lofthouse's 2 goals earning him the lasting sobriquet of "Lion of Vienna". Covers slightly faded. Good.

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        The Constant Wife

      Doubleday 1952 - 1st US edition. Signed and inscribed by the author on cover page. Internally very nice, clean copy. Wrapper has worn edges, tear by the spine. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Sword of Honour. Complete in three volumes comprising 'Men at Arms', 'Officers and Gentleman' and 'Unconditional Surrender'

      Chapman & Hall, London 1952-1961. First Editions, first impressions. A very good, bright set, all in original publisher's cloth and Biro-designed non-clipped dust wrappers. Individual volumes described as follows: 'Men at Arms', 1952. Cloth a little marked and lifting in one small area. Contemporary former owner details neatly inked to front endpaper. A tiny trace of spotting to endpapers else a lovely crisp copy in good only dust wrapper, publisher's red colouring to spine panel really quite faded, rear panel a little dust marked and with some loss to head and base of spine panel. 'Officers and Gentlemen', 1955. In fine state with virtually fine dust wrapper, just lightly tanned at spine panel and at small portion of the front panel. 'Unconditional Surrender', 1961. A strip of near-invisible browning to endpapers, else in fine state with very lightly marked and tanned dust wrapper. A very nice set of a Waugh's extremely desirable trilogy.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard. First Edition, Third Printing [and] The Spirit of Liberty [one of 375 copies, privately printed by Leonard F. Bahr]

      Presentation copy of the only collection of Hand's essays and addresses, "To George F. Goodyear [fellow Harvard Law graduate and upstate New Yorker] / in the belief that the / performance will realize / the promise / Learned Hand / Sep 29, 1952". Original cloth, gilt [and] printed stapled wraps, both works now housed in a specially designed folding case and cloth box; quite attractive. Alfred A. Knopf [and] Adagio Press, New York [and] Harper Woods, 1952 & 1964.

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        Stanze della funicolare

      De Luca 1952 16mo pp. 56 broch Ottimo (Fine) [Gambetti, 1997]

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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.

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        THE SEA AROUND US. Signed

      London: Staples Press,, 1952 Carson, Rachel. THE SEA AROUND US. Signed. London: Staples Press, 1952. First UK Edition. Drawings by Katherine L. Howe. Tipped to the front pastedown is an interesting TLS to Professor Harvey of The University of southern California dated November 5th 1962 concerning her availability to participate in the production of a television program with the good professor, detailing her commitments & desire to work things out. A very good letter. A fine copy in a near fine or better dustwrapper with the rare gold wraparound band highlighting the book status as the 1952 National Book award winner. Also present Staples neat promotional Lighthouse Bookmark. An excellent package.. Signed. 1st Edition.

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        PEOPLE OF THE DEER

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

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        THE VAGRANT MOOD. SIX ESSAYS. Signed

      London: William Heinemann, (1952)., 1952 First Edition. Number 20 of 500 copies Signed by Maugham. A fine copy in beige over navy calf, morocco label titled and ruled in gilt, t.e.g., many pages uncut, in the original clear glassine dustwrapper. Housed in the publisher's black slipcase. 8vo. 241pp. Stott A74a. Exceptional copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        THE CURRENTS OF SPACE

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1952. boards.. Boards a bit faded at edges, edges rubbed, a very good copy in nearly. fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to spine ends and corners and hint. of dust soiling to rear panel. A nice copy overall. (#142670). First edition. "... an effective standalone blend of mystery and adventure on a world where unspecified disaster has been foretold by a highly specialist expert now lost to amnesia." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online). "Minor early Asimov set against the interstellar background of the Trantorian Empire (about to become the galactic empire of the 'Foundation' series). A complex adventure with an ant-racist theme." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 83.

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        A Hole Is To Dig. A First Book of First Definitions

      Harper & Brothers New York:: Harper & Brothers,. 1952.. First edition, first issue. A unique inscribed copy, illustrated with photos of the dedicatee and Sendak dancing. With 'Grr-r-r" on p. 23, in a price clipped dust jacket. Charmingly illustrated & inscribed by Sendak to June Shagaloff, and illustrated by 2 miniature photographs, one a portrait of June and one of Sendak & June dancing. In a riff on the book's format, the back free endpaper is titled in red "A June-bug is to love". Above the photo of June & Maurice dancing, Sendak has drawn a small caption "End Lunch Counter Discrimination", a reference to June's activism with the NAACP. At the inside margin, Sendak has drawn a small girl, along with "Goodby Grr-r-r", and name "from Sassie Petellin 1960". At the time of the inscription, Sendak was dating June's sister, Bunny Shagaloff. June Shagaloff Alexander is a community activist. In 1950, she joined the NAACP Legal Department, later the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, headed by Thurgood Marshall, who would later become a Justice on the United States Supreme Court. She helped develop the social research which was critical in "Brown vs. the Board of Education" and worked to end discrimination in the United States. She retired from the NAACP in 1972. (Wikipedia). 5 3/8 x 6 3/4" [48pp]. Green pictorial papered boards, black cloth spine, very good condition. The dust jacket is a little foxed , dusty & rubbed at edges. An intriguing association - before Sendak clarified his sexual orientation.

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        Player Piano

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. hardcover. VG+/VG- 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book. Book has bumped bottom corners and small stains on top edges. Price clipped jacket has long tear along front gutter, faint dampstains at top of spine and along flap folds, sunned almost brown. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

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        Homage To Catalonia

      New York, Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. First American Edition. Introduction by Lionel Trilling. Advance copy of the First American Edition. "Orwell's personal story of the Spanish Civil War and the Communist betrayal. Advance Copy slip with release date and price attached second leaf before half-title. Unbound sewn signatures with dust jacket which is chipped at the head and heel of spine, not price clipped, still avery good condition in very good dust jacket of this fragile Orwell item. Wraps. Book condition: Very Good/Very Good. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

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        HAVET SOM OMGIR OSS (Norwegian Version of The Sea Around US). Signed

      Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co., 1952 [Norwegian] Carson, Rachel L. HAVET SOM OMGIR OSS (Norwegian Version of The Sea Around US). Signed. Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co, 1952 Octavo. Printed wrappers. Neatly signed by author on half-title page. A very good example showing a little wear at spine ends. Pages are uncut at top and some at foredge. Text in Norwegian. Rarely encountered signed.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        INVISIBLE MAN

      New York: Random House, (1952.) . Second printing. . Very good in a good dust jacket. Book has the usual light toning to the pages, a bit of fraying and wear at the bottom of the spine and the corners, name and 1952 date on front pastedown underneath dust jacket flap; dust jacket is price-clipped, chipped at spine ends with overall edgewear and rubbing to the folds. . A very early printing (same year as the first) of this classic of 20th century literature, Ellison's powerful first novel, winner of the National Book Award, powerful both in its language and in its theme. This copy is INSCRIBED by Ellison on the title page. Striking black and tan dust jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer, photograph of Ellison on the back cover. 439 pp.

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        So Kampften Sie

      Reisdorf, Valentin. So Kampften Sie. Otto Schonstein, Germany, 1952. 4to, 107pp, 3pp. Orig. red cloth w/ very good dj. Interesting use of stereoscopic views to illustrate the Helsinki Olympics. Mounted in the extra thick covers are 5 stacks of stereoscopic views with their original paper seals, and a stereo viewer. A record of the Helsinki Olympics in an intriguing photographic format. A beautiful copy in dust jacket.

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        Invisible Man

      New York : Random House , 1952 Note card laid in to book with, "Greetings! Best Wishes! Ralph and Fanny Elliison." written in the author's standard blue ink. Cover boards are clean. Binding is tight. Some tanning on end papers. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has shelf wear , some cracks, tape repairs to head and toe of spine panel, in protective mylar sleeve. Winner of the National Book Award and one of the most important American novels. This is the 6th printing of the First Edition. Digital photographs available upon request.

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        East of Eden

      Viking Press, 1952. First first state in first state DJ with author photo on back, "bite" for "bight" on p 281, l 38. Green cloth, reddish-brown and black titles. Book very good plus with small splashed coffee stain at foreedge. Textblock & pastedowns bright and clean. DJ also very good with price clipped, one 1/4 x 1" chip at heel of spine and one 1/4 x 1/4" chip at head of spine; mild sunning to spine. 602 pp. First Edition. Dustjacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Book condition: Very Good

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        [Lobby Cards]: A Collection of Motion Picture Title Cards from the 1950s

      no publisher [No place: no publisher]. 1952-1960. A collection of 25 decorative title cards for a range of motion pictures released between 1952 -1960. Each measures approximately 14" x 11". There is some wear to the extremities, a few scattered creases, and a bit of rubbing, but overall near fine with surprisingly bright colors. Each card has been screenprinted on the verso of a movie poster that was trimmed to match the dimensions of a typical lobby card. Movie theaters would occasionally commission local sign makers to produce lobby cards for display. The production symbols on many of the cards indicate they were created in the same years as the films they represent. Among the most notable titles in the collection are: From Here to Eternity, Shane, Duel in the Sun, Stalag 17, and Gidget. An attractive set of mid-century film memorabiliaA complete list is available upon request. .

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        EL MAR, Que Nos Rodea (Spanish Version of The Sea Around US). Signed

      Mexico: Editorial Atlante, 1952 [Spanish] Carson, Rachel L. El Mar, Que Nos Rodea (The Sea Around US), Mexico: Editorial Atlante, 1952 Octavo. Hardcover. Version espanola de Ruben Landa. Revision cientifica del profesor Enrique Rioja. Very good in dustwrapper with 1" missing at spine head. Neatly signed by author on half-title. Very uncommon found signed.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        THE GRASS HARP. A PLAY

      New York: Random House (1952)., 1952 Uncommon First edition. One of 500 copies printed. 8vo, illustrated with scenes from the 1952 production, original boards, dustwrapper. Near fine in very good or better dustwrapper.. 1st Edition.

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        Homage To Catalonia

      . With an introduction by Lionel Trilling. Advance copy label pasted onto the front free end paper. Unbound sewn signatures with wrap around dust jacket slightly taller. The dust jacket has chips at the head and the heel of the spine and minor wear to the extremities, otherwise very good. Text block is fine. Publisher's printed advance copy slip with the release date and price hand written in ink tipped in on the front free end paper. Original Wraps

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        FIND THE FEATHERED SERPENT

      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company,. [1952]. cloth.. Several small spots of wear to cloth along outer front joint. (probably a bit of insect tracking), text block lightly age-darkened. (less than is usually the case), else a fine copy in bright, near. fine first printing dust jacket (lists four titles on rear panel). with light wear at head and tail of spine panel, rubbing to corner. tips, and dust soiling to rear panel. Jacket illustration by Henry. Sharp. This book is seldom found in nice condition and this copy is. better than most we have seen in the past several years. It is rare. signed or inscribed by Hunter. (#89385). First edition. Signed inscription by Hunter to a London bookseller on half title leaf. The author's first book. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-78.

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

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

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        PLAYER PIANO

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. 1952. boards.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with 11 mm closed tear at top. center of front panel with associated horizontal crease to the left. and small abrasion below, some general dust soiling, more so to rear. panel than front and spine panels, and a touch of tanning to spine. panel and flap folds, internal reinforcement with brown paper tape at. spine ends and corners, and clipped price. Outwardly, a fairly nice. copy. (#102846). First edition. First printing with "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page. 7600 copies printed. The author's first book. Runner-up for the 1953 International Fantasy Award. "The United States has won the third world war. Production being totally automatic, almost the whole population is on a generous dole. Only the intelligent minority works." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1202. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 17-9. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 244. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1697-1701. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz, and Klinkowitz AA1.

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        Phantom Song

      Frederic Prokosch Naples: (Frederic Prokosch). 1952. First. First edition. Decorated self-wrappers with printed paper label. 24mo. Fine. Extra label tipped-in. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "j" of 10 small case lettered copies in Lombardy paper. Inscribed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books", this one issued as a Christmas Greeting. Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. OCLC locates five copies (of the total edition) in institutions. .

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        The Grass Harp: A Play

      Random House New York: Random House. (1952). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with very slight rubbing and a tiny (1/8") tear on the rear panel. A beautiful, crisp copy. .

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        A Theory of Price Control (Signed First Edition)

      Harvard University Press Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To John D. Black / Affection and regards / Ken." Dr. John D. Black was a pioneer of agricultural economics and amongst the most prominent figures in the field from 1920 to 1950. He accepted professorship at Harvard in 1927, and seven years later met a young tutor named John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith. They worked intermittently together, and collaborated on research endeavors, until Black's retirement in 1956. As a colleague, he influenced Galbraith in terms of recognizing the practical applications of economic methods on the problems of welfare. Black died in 1960, but not before laying the groundwork, now understated, for production economics and advancing social welfare. This volume represents Galbraith's second book, a concise work on the applications of price control, beginning with those utilized during World War II, and continuing to date to determine efficient methods of using economic resources. The Canadian economist was a former editor of "Fortune" magazine, and authored the instant bestseller, "The Great Crash of 1929." Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. A hint of foxing and fading to the extremities, else tight and unread. Moderate toning to the jacket, with a couple of small chips, and light rubbing overall. An attractive copy of a book normally found ex-library. An uncommon association, and the earliest signature of the author's we have encountered.

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        A Book of Mediterranean Food

      Horizon Press Inc, New York, 1952. first American edition (published 2 years after the UK first edition), 191pp, orange cloth covers, dustwrapper, illustrations by John Minton. A mint book in a fine dustwrapper with just a touch of foxing and a hint of edge wear. An exceptional copy - I believe it to be exactly the same as the UK first edition except for references to Horizon Press rather than John Lehmann and the price on the dustwrapper flap of $2.95.

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        Barabbas. Skådespel i två akter.

      Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1952. 152 s. Enkla tomma omslag med Lagerkvists påskrift i blyerts: »Korrektur. Bilder av Bödeln från Teaterchef Hans Jacob Nilsen Folkteatern Oslo», samt på s. 149, omedelbart efter den sista tryckta raden (»Sist efter dem alla Barabbas, ensam»), ett handskrivet tillägg om 5 rader av Lagerkvist: »De tre korsen på Golgata avtecknar sig uppe i dunklet, han ser upp mot det mittersta av dem, som snart är det enda som syns. (Ut.)». Denna ändring av bokens sista ord tillvaratas i originalupplagan (korrekturets sista tryckta rad plus tillägget samlas under en ny replikrubrik: »Barabbas»). Ett likadant korrektur sände Lagerkvist uppenbarligen till Otto Oberholzer i Zürich, och när han därefter skickade honom den utgivna boken den 13 februari 1953 (boken hade utgivits i januari) nämnde han särskilt det tillägg som gjorts på s. 149.. Korrektur spelar en interessant roll i tillkomsten av Pär Lagerkvists böcker. Särskilt när det gällde dramatiken brukade Lagerkvist på ett tidigt stadium beställa ett tiotal korrekturexemplar från förlaget, som han kunde delge teatrar, översättare och andra litterära kontakter. Efter Nobelpriset tycks för­farandet även ha gällt romanerna, eftersom det fanns ett stort intresse från utländska förlag av att översätta dem.<p>Korrekturen bildar sällsynta variantupplagor av hans texter, och föregick dessutom ofta de utgivna böckerna med flera månader. Om Låt människan leva (1949) heter det till exempel i ett brev till Sven Linnér: »Jag har låtit göra ett antal korr.-avdrag till teaterbruk; när det lilla häftet ska utkomma är ännu inte bestämt»

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        Homage To Catalonia

      New York: Harcourt Brace, [1952]. Original Wraps. With an introduction by Lionel Trilling. Advance copy label pasted onto the front free end paper. Unbound sewn signatures with wrap around dust jacket slightly taller. The dust jacket has chips at the head and the heel of the spine and minor wear to the extremities, otherwise very good. Text block is fine. Publisher&#39;s printed advance copy slip with the release date and price hand written in ink tipped in on the front free end paper.

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        CITY

      New York: Gnome Press [New York]: Gnome Press,. [1952]. boards.. Some light, minor foxing to boards at upper edges of front and rear. covers and along rear joint, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. with some internal foxing which does not show through on the outer. surface. Externally, a bright, beautiful example of the jacket.. (#89528). First edition. Winner of the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3- 163. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 369-73.

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        THE NATURAL

      International Collectors Library Garden City: International Collectors Library First ICL edition. Publication date unspecified. Originally published by Harcourt Brace in 1952. Issued unsigned; this copy is signed by Malamud on the half-title page. Faux leather-covered boards with gilt stamping, satin pagemarker. Issued without dustjacket. Corners just touched. Bright, tight copy in Near Fine condition. The International Collectors Library was a Doubleday book club that issued reprints of classics and high points of modern fiction.. Signed by Author. First Thus. Hardcovers.The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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