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        Educating Archie: Series 3, Episode 9

      Np [BBC], London 1952 - 20 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Tear without loss to title page, a little foxing to rear page, dusty and age-toned. First edition. Series 3, Episode 9, first broadcast 13 November 1952. AUTHOR ERIC SYKES' COPY, WITH HIS DISTINCTIVE SWIRLING INITIALS TO TITLE PAGE. NO RECORDING OF THIS EPISODE EXISTS. Two cast additions for the third series cemented the show's success. The new tutor was played by Harry Secombe, already wildy popular for his work on The Goon Show. And in the role of Monica the lisping schoolgirl ('Aren't I the absolute terminus!') was Beryl Reid. She dressed in gymslip and pigtails for each recording, and would go on to play the Brummie Marlene in later series of the show.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Screenplay]: Sudden Fear

      Joseph Kaufman Productions 1952 - Screenplay. 89pp. Loose white folio sheets with blue printed front wrapper stapled at the top edge. Very good with chips and moderate tears to the front wrap which as pulled through the staples and with bumping to some of the interior page corners. The cutting continuity script for the 1952 thriller based on the novel by Edna Sherry about a rich playwright who marries a man that she soon realizes is trying to murder her. The film starred Joan Crawford and Jack Palance, both of of whom were nominated for an Oscar, and Mike Connors in his first film role. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Woodcut from Petrouchka

      (Hingham, MA: Püterschein-Hingham, 1952). One of 100 copies. A woodcut in four colors cut by W. A. Dwiggins in 1921 and printed for the first time by Dorothy Abbe in 1952 from the original blocks. The lovely woodcut, in blue, yellow, orange, and black, illustrates Stravinsky's ballet Petrouchka, which tells the story of a Russian puppet that longs to be human. In Dwiggins's illustration, the puppet sits in front of a wall covered in blue and yellow jacquard wallpaper holding a book and looking wistful. Originally mounted on a single sheet folded to make four pages, on the inside of which was printed the musical theme from Stravinsky's ballet. The woodcut is now matted separately. The print measures 9 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        CHARLOTTE'S WEB

      Harper 1952 - First edition. Original publisher's pictorial cloth in (supplied) dustwrapper. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to friend and fellow novelist, Elizabeth Taylor on the front end paper, "For Elizabeth Taylor / and I do like Irish whiskey / E B White". A very good copy, with some toning to the spine and a little wear to the spine ends and slight looseness to the initial pages. The dustwrapper is near fine, clean and bright with trivial wear and a thin chip to one corner. Colour dustwrapper by Garth Williams and numerous line drawings in the text also by Williams. Elizabeth Taylor, the critically regarded British novelist, described by Kingsley Amis as "One of the best English novelists born this century", whose writing career was forced into relative obscurity as a consequence of coinciding with the rise of her more famous namesake, the American actress. Her style was in the mould of Ivy Compton-Burnett, Barbara Pym and Elizabeth Bowen, and has only recently been recognised as one of the important authors of the twentieth century. She wrote twelve novels and many short stories, most of which were originally published in, The New Yorker, where E.B.White's wife, Katherine, was her first editor. Taylor rarely travelled to American so did not often meet White, but they became good friends via a long and frequent correspondence. Charlotte's Web was one of Taylor's favourite books and was a story she read aloud to her grandchildren. E.B. White was known to be a great fan of whiskey, often having a bottle to hand to offer guests and storing all his manuscripts in old whiskey boxes. Presentation copies of Charlotte's Web of significant literary association are genuinely rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Illustrated Man

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1952. Red hardback with silver print on spine. Minor bumping to edges of spine and top outside corner of front board. PO's library stamp on ffep (in blue ink). Half-title page has author signature with personalized inscription: "For Charlotte Tufts! Best From Ray Bradbury" (This book was purchased from the estate of Mrs. Tufts who I knew personally). Pages are tight; clean/unmarked. 192 pages. DJ is a light blue with black and white illustration. Title of book is at top of front DJ and is in white and black with author's name in black at bottom of front DJ. Small pieces missing from top and bottom ends of spine. Fading/browning to spine. Bumping along top edges of DJ. Jackst design by John Minton. DJ not price clipped (IIs. 6d. net). Though not stated, this appears to be a First UK Edition. Very Good/Fair grading is probably lower than actual condition, but I try to be conservative on a book of this price. Pictures available on request. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Village Books, Inc]
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        French Country Cooking. Decorated by John Minton. [Third Impression]

      John Lehmann, [1952]. 8vo., Third Impression, on laid paper, with a frontispiece, illustrated title, and numerous full-page and smaller illustrations in the text, some mild offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, fore-edges very lightly speckled; original holland cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in bright, clean unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped with minor loss (just affecting lettering) at head of backstrip and with small loss at upper edge of rear panel. Published nine months after the first impression. David's second book, and to many the finest of the three classic titles that changed the nature of English cookery for ever. In common with her first work 'A Book of Mediterranean Food' this volume is greatly enhanced by the wonderful Minton illustrations. All early issues are very scarce in anything like this condition . Catalogs: sports & pastimes: cookery & gastronomy.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        FRAGMENTS OF A DISORDERED DEVOTION

      [San Francisco: Privately Published by The Author], 1952.. Octavo. Folded, gathered, unbound sheets, laid into plain outer folded wrapper. Text and drawings multilithed in blue and black in facsimile of the author's hand. Early reinforcement of fold of terminal bifolium, else fine. First edition. One of approximately fifty copies printed for distribution by the author as a holiday booklet in 1952, and sparingly, as gifts to other poets in subsequent years. Those presented were usually hand- decorated on the outer wrapper by Duncan, with a hand- written limitation statement. The wrappers of the present copy are virginal, and the colophon not executed or signed. In 1986, the bibliographer noted: "At this writing, approximately 35 copies have been awarded, and their distribution has been reserved for poets." Presumably, this copy, though once belonging to a poet, comes from the small balance of undistributed copies. In its full dress, one of Duncan's scarcest publications. BERTHOLF A4a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A Collection of Modern Turkish Poetry The Lurched Galleon or The Course: West North-West, (crossed out)

      New York, 1952. Typed on rice paper. Bound in blue folder. Introduction. Poets include: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, Time in Bursa, Remembrance, ect. Nazim Hikmet Ran: To Live, Rome, ect. Eroument Behzat lav: Blossom Time, The Mansion, ect. Necip Fazil Kisakurek, The Pavements, Spider's Web, ect. Fazil Husnu Daglarca, The World Drawn Unto The Air, Entirety, ect. Orhan Veli Kanik, That Which I Do Not Abandon, ?, ect. Extremely RARE OCLC lists 0 copies.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Poetry.

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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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]

      New York [and] Harper Woods: Alfred A. Knopf [and] Adagio Press, 1952 & 1964. Original cloth, gilt [and] printed stapled wraps, both works now housed in a specially designed folding case and cloth box; quite attractive 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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine dark green on brown ground and to upper board in dark green, yellow top-stain. With the dust jacket. Spine faintly tanned, corners very slightly rubbed, topstain faded. Still an excellent copy in the jacket. First edition, first printing. A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        East Of Eden

      First Trade Edition by The Viking Press, New York: 1952. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a black on brick red title label on the spine and dark green print on the front board with the top edge of the text block stained yellow. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1/3" long closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area at the fold to the front panel with related creasing and light flecking of the printed colors and with rubbing and minor wear to the upper fore edge of the front panel at the fold. 602 pages of text. Pages 88/89 show minor offsetting from a newspaper article having been laid-in the book for too long. (Goldstone A32b) An extremely handsome, clean, tight and bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        EAST OF EDEN. [First Edition.] 1952

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. First Printing of the book and dust jacket. Both book and dust jacket have all required First Printing points. The book has the copyright page stating 'First Published by The Viking Press in September 1952' with no mention of subsequent printings, title page dated 1952, spine with red, and page 281, line 38 has the misspelling 'bite', later corrected to 'bight'. The dust jacket has the $4.50 price, and the rear cover depicting the author, with his facsimile signature below, (with later printings showing book reviews instead). In good condition overall, with generalized usage wear. A little loose from reading. Binding and hinges are sound. The paper is very fresh and clean. Sporadic stains or thumbing to a few pages, a couple small creased corners, virtually free of any foxing. No previous signs of ownership. Complete and intact. The dust jacket comes protected in an easily removable, archival dust jacket protector, clear plastic and lined with archival paper for additional support. The dust jacket is very well preserved, but has generalized wear, abrasion, creases, small edge chips, more prevalent at the spine head, as shown. The archival dust jacket protector is lined with white paper, making the small chips more salient, but compensating for this with the additional protection and support. Overall, an excellent and presentable copy of the First Printing. Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, his classic retelling of the tale of Cain and Abel, that it “has everything in it I have been able to learn about my art or craft or profession in all these years… I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this” (Salinas Public Library, 45). The novel is an American saga, running in time from the Civil War to the First World War. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck's young sons, Thom and John (then 6½ and 4½ respectively). Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors. According to his third and last wife, Elaine, he considered it his magnum opus. (John Ditsky, Essays on East of Eden.) All books are professionally wrapped, to help ensure safe handling during transit. We regularly ship internationally. And, we offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms as described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Additional photographs are available. Please contact us with any inquiries.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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        East of Eden

      New York: Viking Press, 1952. First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine+/Near Fine. First Edition ("First Published by The Viking Press in September 1952" and "Printed in USA by H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Co." on the copyright page), First Issue (page 281, line 38, 'bite' for 'bight'). Tall, thick 8vo; [6], 602pp. Publisher's lime-green cloth, the spine lettered in black within a reddish-brown title block outlined in black, the upper board lettered in green; in an illustrated First Issue dust jacket (price-clipped) with Steinbeck's photo and a facsimile signature on the rear panel and no reviews. Near Fine or better (square, tight and lightly read, but with a gift inscription in ball-point to the front fly leaf), in a Near Fine jacket, moderately chipped (not affecting any lettering) to the tip and toe of the spine, with a brilliant front panel. Goldstone A32b. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        EAST OF EDEN

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild soiling to the dustwrapper which is complete. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. First state reading of text in a second state dustwrapper with reviews on the rear panel. Basis for the film starring James Dean in his first major screen role and nominated for four Academy Awards.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Full of Life (First Edition, inscribed to Richard Quine)

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Fante in 1956 to Richard Quine: "For Dick Quine, / Whom I love, respect, admire, applaud, and whistle at--with unspeakable enthusiasm. / John Fante / Aug 8, 1956 / Mobbu." Quine was an American film director and producer, responsible for "Bell, Book, and Candle" (1958), "Strangers When We Meet" (1960), "The World of Suzie Wong" (1960), "Paris, When It Sizzles" (1964), and "How to Murder Your Wife" (1965). Very Good in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Book is tight and clean apart from some foxing to the endpapers, outer hinges, and backstrip. Jacket is attractive, with light wear at the spine ends and corners, and a lightly toned spine panel. The only signed copy of this title we have ever encountered.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper and Brothers 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. This ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE dustjacket has the $2.50 price present on the front flap with four Stuart Little blurbs on the back panel with the Publisher's name printed below the blurbs. Later dustjackets drop the Publisher's name after the blurbs. The book is bound in ORIGINAL brown cloth. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy E.B. White First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        SVENSKT KONSTNÄRSLEXIKON I-V. TIOTUSEN SVENSKA KONSTNÄRERS LIV OCH VERK.

      Allhem 1952. Förlagets blå halvfranska band med fem upphöjda bind, förgylld ryggdekor, övre guldsnitt, 3 bevarade färgtryckta skyddsomslag; skyddsomslagen med skador, i övrigt välhållen. Komplett i 5 volymer.. Det klassiska och oumbärliga referensverket inom svensk konst!

      [Bookseller: Antikvariatet i Norrköping]
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        Svenskt konstnärslexikon. I-V.

      Allhems förlag, 1952-67. Fem volymer, 333 + (2); 359 + (3); 610 + (3); 597 + (2); (4) + 839 + (1) s. Rikt illustrerade, delvis i färg. Förlagets blå halvskinnband med övre guldsnitt, guldornerade ryggar och upphöjda bind.. Med ca 4 200 sidor, 12 500 biografier och 7500 bilder utgör Svenskt konstnärslexikon det mest utförliga konstnärslexikon som utgivits i Sverige

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        SVENSKT KONSTNÄRSLEXIKON I-V.

      Tiotusen svenska konstnärers liv och verk. Redaktion: Gösta Lilja, Bror Olsson, S. Artur Svensson. Malmö: Allhem, 1952-67. 333, (2); 359, (2); 610, (1); 597, (2); 839, (1) s + planscher. 29x23 cm. 5 volymer inbundna i förlagets senare röda halvskinnband med mindre upphöjda bind och med bevarade skyddsomslag endast med lättare bruksspår. Rikt illustrerade med teckningar och fotografier i texten samt med planscher delvis i färg.. Denna variant bands utan övre guldsnitt

      [Bookseller: Ryös Antikvariat]
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        GIANT

      New York: Doubleday, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine, light soiling to the rear panel. This book came from the collection of the late actor Jack Palance. The book was the basis for the sprawling movie that starred Rock Hudson, James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor. The book is signed by author who signed and dated it in New York on September 7, 1953. Rare thus.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        The Pyramid Texts in Translation and Commentary - Complete 4 Volume Set

      Longmans, Green and Co., New York 1952 - Volume one is signed on the the title page by the author, Samuel Mercer. Each volume has a small, neat former owner name written under the dust jacket flap, otherwise near fine condition with very good+ to near fine dust jackets. The original prospectus is laid in to volume 1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: On The Road Bookshop]
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        2 autograph letters signed.

      Bad Gastein and Zürich, 1952. - Large 8to. Altogether (1+1½=) 2½ pp. on 2 ff. With 2 autogr. envelopes. To Paul Arthur Loos, the author of an acclaimed biography of Wagner ("Wagner. Vollendung und Tragik der deutschen Romantik", Bern 1952), asking to send his book to Zurich (22. VIII.), and remarking some impressions after reading it (9. XII.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson. 5 Vols. Reprint

      2010. Sowerby, E. Millicent, Compiled and Annotator. Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson. Washington, DC: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959. 5 Vols. xv, [xviii-xxiv], 562; 443; 481; 568; ix, 442 pp. Illustrated. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777809; ISBN-10: 158477780X. Hardcover. New. * Commissioned to honor Jefferson's 200th birthday, Sowerby's monumental bibliography recreates the list of books Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress in 1815. It is based on Jefferson's personal catalogue and the 1839 catalogue of the Library of Congress (the first to incorporate Jefferson's books). Also known as the Sowerby Catalogue, this invaluable resource with extensive annotations is the most comprehensive and detailed bibliography of the largest and most important American library of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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        East of Eden

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1952 - The first printing of the first British edition. A square, clean, very good to near fine copy showing only the usual signs of its age. The thin paper jacket is unfortunately quite chipped, as often. Inscribed by Steinbeck on the front endpaper in a simple, characteristic manner: "For the Harris twins / with best wishes / John Steinbeck." The handwriting and signature are absolutely consistent with his habits of the period. Unfortunately I haven't been able to learn any more about these Harris twins. Though a large limited edition of the book was released, inscribed trade editions of East of Eden are supposed to be among the hardest Steinbecks to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Miglore]
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        The Diary of a Young Girl

      London: Constellation Books,, 1952. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. With a foreword by Storm Jameson. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. Originally published in Dutch in 1947, this is the first edition in English of one of the genuinely emblematic books of the twentieth century. Anne's dispassionate recording of life in the concealed attic room of her family's Amsterdam home during the Nazi occupation have led to her achieving a rather narrowly "iconic" status, a figurehead for the experience of Europe's Jews, so that for Ilya Ehrenburg she could represent "one voice [that] speaks for six million," and the book being included in New York Public Library's Books of the Century Exhibition, one of eighteen titles in the section dedicated to "War, Holocaust, Totalitarianism." But her achievement is both wider and far more profound than this, as Roger Rosenblatt wrote in his piece on her for Time Magazine's Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century; "The passions the book ignites suggest that everyone owns Anne Frank, that she has risen above the Holocaust, Judaism, girlhood and even goodness and become a totemic figure of the modern world - the moral individual mind beset by the machinery of destruction, insisting on the right to live and question and hope for the future of human beings … The reason for her immortality was basically literary. She was an extraordinarily good writer, for any age, and the quality of her work seemed a direct result of a ruthlessly honest disposition" (Time, 14 June 1999).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [The Sword of Honour trilogy:] Men at Arms; Officers and Gentlemen; Unconditional Surrender

      London, Chapman and Hall,, 1952–61. 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, plain cream endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a dark blue cloth slipcase. A fine set. All First Editions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY. SIGNED BY WAUGH. Men at Arms. - Officers and Gentlemen. - Unconditional Surrender

      Chapman & Hall. London.,1952-61. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. Signed by Evelyn Waugh on the title page of Unconditional Surrender. Very good, bright, clean copies. All three in the original dustwrappers, designed by Val Biro. All three wrappers complete with price intact. --- Men at Arms wrapper has minor rubbing to edges and a couple of small chips from the top and bottom of spine hinge corners. There are a couple of small closed tears to the edges. Overall a very good, bright and fresh example of this wrapper without any fading to the spine as is often found. --- Officers and Gentlemen wrapper has some foxing to the rear panel and white inner flaps but is overall a better than very good, bright and clean example without any fading or loss. ---Unconditional Surrender wrapper is fine without any flaws and no fading to the spine, a common fault with this book. The book is signed on the title page by Waugh in blue ink just below his printed name. A very good, bright set of this classic trilogy, all first editions and with Waugh's uncommon signature in the last volume. :

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Red cloth boards. (One of three different colors with no priority. Bookplate on front free endpaper. The dust jacket has some wear at the tips and creasing to the top and bottom of the front panel. Wear at the head and foot of the jacket spine. Rear panel has a couple of closed tears at the top, but overall is clean and bright. Jacket flaps are a bit clipped, but the price of $3.00 is intact on the front flap. A very nice collectible copy of a very desirable book.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Does No One but Me at All Ever Feel This Way in the Least?" Autograph Manuscript, Signed

      November 1952. Holograph manuscript on two leaves of white wove, three-holed, loose-leaf paper measuring 9 1/2 by 6 inches. At the bottom of the second leaf, in Frost’s hand, the work is inscribed “Robert to Fred” (i.e. Frederick B. Adams, Jr.). A life-long bibliophile, Adams was the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library from 1938-1969. This poem first appeared as Frost’s Christmas greeting for 1952 and was not actually released until July 4, 1953; it was later published in Frost’s last collection, In the Clearing. Adams’s label on the front cover of his archival folder dates this manuscript to November 1952, and there are sufficient variant readings to suggest that Frost was still revising the poem when he presented these leaves to Adams. Of particular note is line 3, which reads: “That was to make the New World newly great”; in the published version, this was changed to “That should have made the New World newly great”, removing at once the undertone of potentiality in Frost’s stanza about the original settling of North America and replacing it with something more ironic. There are other stylistic variations throughout, as well as a number of obvious revisions. Together with a copy of the published greeting, which is illustrated with drawings by Howard Cook. One of 175 copies printed at the Spiral Press, and bearing Marguerite and Fred Melcher’s imprint. A fine manuscript with exceptional provenance, housed in an archival folder bearing Adams’s bookplate, which was designed by Rockwell Kent.

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        The Borrowers (First UK Edition)

      London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a tiny bit of chipping at the heel (no titling affected) and a couple of tiny closed tears, else exceptional for this title, where the jacket is typically found either in poor condition or missing altogether. A classic story about a tiny family from a race known as The Borrowers living under the floorboards of someone's home, making do on a day-to-day basis with found objects in the house.

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        Original large portrait in oils ("Hindemith with Viola") on board of the composer, executed by Rudolf W. Heinisch in Expressionistic style and signed by the artist with his initials, "WHR."

      Undated, but 1952. Approximately 810 x 990 mm. + frame. & & The painting depicts Hindemith in half-length in concert dress performing on a viola. The subject is portrayed with a forceful intensity, with the suggestion of the beginning of a musical stave to the forehead continuing beyond the portrait and with musical notation on multiple staves swirling in the background with diagonal lines crossing the painting parallel to the subject's bow mirroring the dynamics of bow movement. . Rudolf W. Heinisch (1896-1956) was a painter, graphic artist and stage designer whose style has been variously described as belonging to Expressionism, Expressive Realism and the "New Objectivity" school. He and Hindemith were life-long friends; Heinisch was a witness at Hindemith's marriage, and both moved from Frankfurt to Berlin in the early 1930s. & & Heinisch executed another portrait of Hindemith in 1931 which was exhibited at the Staedelsche Museum in Frankfurt/Main; this portrait was subsequently declared "degenerate" and destroyed by the Nazis. Some of Heinisch's oil paintings and watercolours were also included in the infamous exhibition of "Entartete Kunst" mounted by the Nazis in Munich in 1937 along with works by many important artists. Heinisch also illustrated the first edition of Hindemith's children's opera, Wir bauen eine Stadt, published in 1930. & & Other portraits of Hindemith by Heinisch are held at the Senatsabteilung für Kunst und Wissenschaft in Berlin, the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, the offices of Schott Verlag in Mainz, and in the Hindemith House Museum in Bolnay, Switzerland. & & "When my father made the present viola painting I was seven years old, but I remember this very well because it was a great event when Hindemith came to Berlin. I went with my father to the orchestra rehearsal, where he made a lot of prepatory sketches for the oil painting." Correspondence to us from the artist's son, Mr. Philipp Heinisch.& & The creative output of both Hindemith and Heinisch were ultimately banned by the Nazis and, while Hindemith emigrated from Berlin in 1938, Heinisch remained there. After the war, Heinisch became one of the "Lost Generation" of artists and failed to gain any degree of recognition during his lifetime. & & There has, however, been renewed interest in Heinisch in more recent times. A major exhibition of his works took place at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in 1977. His work is also included in the well-known collection of Dr. Gerhard Schneider of "degenerate" art dating from the period of German National Socialism; an exhibition of art works from this collection entitled "Kunst und Künstler im Nationalsozialismus Werke aus der Sammlung Gerhard Schneider" is presently being held at the Stadtmuseum in Berlin.

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1659-1669.

      London: G. Bell & Sons Ltd. 1952 - 8 volumes bound in 3, 7-1/4" x 5-1/8", engraved frontis in volume 1. Bound in full blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, spine panels tooled with navel devices, covers ruled in gilt, each front cover gilt with a sailing ship beneath a moon, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, blue silk page markers. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I Promessi Sposi.

      Ed. Tallone, Parigi 1951 1952 * 3 voll. /vols./ (opera completa) - brossura originale, velina protettiva e cofanetto /case/ - cm 29,4 x 19,2 - pp. 272 (8); 281 (7); 318 (10) - volumi parzialmente intonsi in eccellente stato (cofanetti compresi; solamente trascurabili lesioni alle veline). * Tiratura unica di 450 esemplari numerati su carta appositamente fabbricata dalla Manifattura Lana contrassegnata in filigrana "Alessandro Manzoni" (ns. es. n. 432). * A cura di Marino Parenti. (A. MANZONI. Ed. Tallone-Parigi).

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        The Select Committee on the Army Act and Air Force Act - the complete reports with typed letter signed by Churchill as PM

      London: HMSO, , 1952-4. [First Report…; Second Report …; Special Report …; Report …together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence and Appendices; Report … Session 1953-54] Octavo. Contemporary dark blue buckram, title gilt to spine, edges sprinkled red. Original wraps to all except the first bound in. A little rubbed, spine a touch sunned, light toning, but overall very good. First editions. This copy that of Sir Patrick Spens, Chairman of the Select Committee, his ownership inscription to the verso of the front free endpaper; Winston Churchill's two-page typed, signed letter of congratulation tipped in at the rear endpapers, together with Spens' draft reply; a piece of House of Commons embossed note-paper mounted on the first blank with the signatures of all of the committee members. Churchill offers his "warm appreciation" of Spens' "hard work"; "Perhaps no one fully realised when the Committee started work in May 1952 what an onerous task lay ahead." In two and half years the Committee met 71 times, and produced the 5 reports collected here. An important piece of legislation from Churchill's second term. The Labour Government, re-elected by a majority of just 5 seats in the 1950 election, held a second General Election in October 1951 hoping to establish a better hold on the House. In the event, their majority was overturned and Churchill formed the next government in alliance with the National Liberals. The issue of rearmament had been a controversial one, perhaps less so for the incoming Conservatives, but the intense scrutiny of the armed forces had made the passage of the 1952 Army (Annual) Act a stormy one. It was realized that the annual updating of the 1881 Army Act was a process which was failing to address systemic problems, and a Select Committee was formed to frame a new act. The Army Act of 1955 remains to this day the foundation for military law in Britain. Spens was a barrister, Conservative MP, and war-time Chief Justice of India, in his reply to the Prime Minister's letter he explains, rather appropriately, that he read the letter "late last night on my return from El Alamein," where he had been attending the commemoration services for the battle where his son had died 12 years earlier.

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        The Natural (First Edition)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Blue cloth binding, one of three variant binding colors (the others being red and green) with no priority established. Near Fine in a bright Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has some restoartion at the heel, and presents beautifully, with none of the usual fading. Basis for the iconic 1984 film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close and Kim Basinger.

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        An Address Delivered . . . At The Seventeenth Annual Meeting of Delta Council

      Cleveland, Miss.: Delta State Teachers College Campus, 1952. First edition. The text of a speech by Faulkner, printed with his permission. According to Petersen, Faulkner agreed to speak to the Delta Council, which was composed of 3000 farmers and businessmen from an eighteen-county area, because he needed the $400 speaker's fee to buy a jeep. In the speech, he criticizes federal welfare programs and calls for a return to personal responsibility in the manner of "the old tough durable fathers," much as Emerson had done in the nineteenth century. Bound in the original green wrappers. A few small water spots to the front cover, else a fine copy of a rare Faulkner item.

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