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        The Palette Archive

      A collection of 60 letters and notes sent between 1952 and 1984 by famous names of the day to G. Scott Wright, Jr., the editor of The Palette, a small newsletter published by the Connecticut Arts Association in the 1960s. The letters, most of which are Signed, are in response to requests from Wright, a teacher at Weston High School in Weston, Connecticut, for voluntary contributions to his modest and perpetually underfunded periodical. The responses he received are interesting and illuminating, and cover a wide swathe of celebrity from political leaders to authors and artist to scientists and doctors. Included are 69 carbon copies of the typed letters sent by Wright. Recipients include: Dr. Stringfellow Barr, Thomas Hart Benton, Dr. Ralph Bunche, Bruce Catton, Sir Winston Churchill, Arthur Compton, Dr. James B. Conant, Alistair Cooke, Norman Cousins, Peter DeVries, R. Buckminster Fuller, Dr. A. Whitney Griswold, John Hersey, Sidney Hertzberg, Robert M. Hutchins, John F. Kennedy, Gyorgy Kepes, Charles Laughton, Max Lerner, Henry Luce, Russell Lynes, Dr. Jacques Maritain, Edward R. Murrow, Richard Neutra, Richard Nixon, Eliot Noyes, Dr. Brian O'Doherty, Frank O'Rourke, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, Lord Bertrand Russell, Eero Saarinen, Ben Shahn, Dr. Barlow Shapley, Sir Osbert Sitwell, William Steig, Adlai Stevenson, Arthur H. Sulzberger, and Henry Wallace. A detailed list of the archive is available upon request. .

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        [Autographes d'exception] Tristan Tzara

      Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1952. Broché. 13,5x16cm. Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 8 Hollande en grands papiers. Précieux envois autographes signés de René Lacôte et Tristan Tzara à leur ami Paul Eluard : "à Paul Eluard à qui ce livre sur son frère d'armes veut exprimer toute l'affectueuse admiration de son ami. René Lacôte. / De tout coeur (un petit coeur dessiné pour ce mot suivi d'une main pointant l'index en direction du nom Tzara) Tzara et pour Dominique agrémenté pour terminer la dédicace d'une petite fleur." Iconographie. Dos éclairci. - Pierre Seghers, Paris _1952, 13,5x16cm, broché. - Autographes d'exception broché

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        ZORBA THE GREEK, Life and Adventures of Alexis Zorbas). Inscribed, Signed Three Times

      London: John Lehmann Ltd., 1952 Kazantzaki [Kazantzakis], Nikos. [Anthony Quinn, George Seferis, & Rex Warner] ZORBA THE GREEK, Life and Adventures of Alexis Zorbas). Inscribed, Signed Three Times. London: John Lehmann Ltd., 1952. Superb example of this major title. 8vo., 310pp. Silver stamped rose cloth. A near fine example in a very good or better dustwrapper showing modest use. First Edition & First Edition in English with Kazantzakis' name spelled "Kazantzaki" both on the dust jacket & on the title page. Neatly Signed in black ink by Nikos Kazantzakis on the title page; with an elaborate full page Presentation, Inscribed & Signed by George Seferis to Rex Warner in black ink on the half-title & also Signed by Anthony Quinn on the front free endpaper as follows: "Best to you / Anthony Quinn". [Seferis' inscription appears to be the opening lines of his famed poem "Letter to Rex Warner", written by Seferis as a tribute to Warner & to their friendship.] An extraordinary example of Kazantzakis' magnum opus & the basis for the 1964 film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn [Nominated for an Oscar], Alan Bates, Lila Kedrova, Irene Papas, & Sotiris Moustakas & directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis, which brought Kazantzakis worldwide fame. The 1968 musical, Zorba followed. (Kazantzakis' fame was later renewed by the 1988 Martin Scorsese film adaptation of Kazantzakis' novel "The Last Temptation of Christ", a book which the Roman Catholic Church added to its list of Prohibited Books & which caused the Greek Orthodox Church to anathematize him in 1955.) Born in Crete while the island remained a part of the Ottoman Empire, Kazantzakis, after spending much of his life abroad, became active in Greek politics, entering the government as a Minister without Portfolio, but soon resigning. Nominated for the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazantzakis fell one vote short of Albert Camus who was awarded that year's Prize. This remarkable copy of Nikos Kazantzakis' best-known work has been Inscribed by Seferis, a Greek Diplomat & Ambassador to the UK, & one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, George Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. The recipient, Rex Warner, his good friend, frequent translator, & fellow author (whose excellent translations of Seferis' works were a major factor in Seferis' winning the Nobel) with Seferis writing out a portion of his own Tribute poetry in Greek. The success of Zorba the Greek in 1964 was the high water mark of Anthony Quinn's career & resulting in nominations for Best Actor including the Oscars, Best Foreign Actor BAFTA Awards & the Golden Globes; Winning the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor. . Signed by Author(s). First Edition.

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      NP: Gnome Press, (1952). First edition. The book for which Simak received the International Fantasy Award in 1953. A fine copy in boards with slight wear to extremities and a fine, illustrated dust wrapper by Frank Kelly Frease, with slight wear to tips.

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        Enormous Henry James Library Collection Lot Literary Realism Criticism

      LIBRARY. We are offering for sale an absolutely enormous, incredibly extensive Henry James collection, mostly amassed and acquired in one fell swoop (with a few titles added just for the heck of it) from the Penrose Memorial Library at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. There are probably two boxes worth of books that are not catalogued below, nothing nearly as amazing as the pictured and detailed ones, but nonetheless, an admirable batch of beautiful books! It was originally collected and constructed by Robert McLean, a professor of English at Washington State University for a long stretch beginning in 1952. This set was part of his classical literature, art, and literary criticism library. McLean passed away in 2009 (see below listing details for obituary). Please contact me if you have any additional information regarding Mr. McLean, if you are interested in acquiring a specific chunk of his library, or if you would like to know what else we have from his collection. Thanks! Total Retail Value Without Two Additional 'Surprise' Boxes of Unsorted Henry James Books = $7339.30 to $7500.00 Valuable: The New York Edition of Henry James ? Scribners ? 26 Volume Set ? ?Augustus M. Kelley 1970? stickers over Scribner?s info on title pages ? Variety of ?A-___[MH]? codes on copyright pages, one volume with dust jacket - $2600.00 The Varieties of Religious Experience ? Longmans, Green, and Co. 1907 - $55.00 William Wetmore Story and his Friends ? Thames & Hudson (2 vols in 1) - $50.00 The Complete Plays of Henry James ed. by Leon Edel ? Rupert Hart-Davis - $50.00 The Tales of Henry James ed. by Maqbod Aziz ? Oxford ? Volumes 1 & 2 - $70.00 The Wings of the Dove ? Charles Scribner?s 1902 ? 2 volumes - $250.00 Henry James Letters ed. by Leon Edel ? Harvard 4 vols (2 signed by McLean) - $300.00 Henry James: Les Annees Dramatiques by Leon Edel - Folcroft,1969 reprint - $85.00 Henry James and Pragmatistic Thought by Richard A. Hocks - Chapel Hill, 1974- $75.00 Uptown and Downtown in Henry James?s America by M.A. Mays ? Microfilms - $50.00 The Aesthetics of Discretion: Sexuality in the Fiction of Henry James - T.J.Bontly ? Microfilms - $50.00 Studies for a Definitive Edition of Henry James?s The Spoils of Poynton by S. Rosenbaun ? Microfilms - $50.00 The Museum World of Henry James by Adeline R. Tintner ? UMI - $150.00 The Complete Tales of Henry James, Lippincott, 11 volumes (missing vol. #12) ed. by Edel, Leon - $350.00 Genres of Short Fiction in the Works of Henry James ? Landry, L. ? Microfilms - $50.00 Psychopathological Elements in British Novels From 1890 to 1930 ? Saagpakk, P.F. ? Microfilms - $75.00 The Problem of Sex in the Writings of Henry James ? Johnson, C. ? Microfilms - $50.00 Visions and Revisions of the ?New Woman? in American Realistic Fiction from 1880 to 1920: A Study in Authorial Attitudes ? Wright, Dorothea C. ? Microfilms $50.00 The Art of the Nouvelle: Henry James ? Flower, D.S. ? Microfilms - $50.00 Moral Relativism in American Fiction on the Eighteen Nineties ? Saidlower, S. ? Microfilms - $75.00 Psychoanalytic Criticism of the Life and Works of Henry James ? Hallab, M.C.Y. ? Microfilms - $75.00 Insanity in American Fiction from Charles Brockden Brown to Oliver Wendell Holmes ? Pridgeon, C.T. ? Microfilms - $75.00 A Reader?s Guide to Henry James ? Putt, S. Gorley ? Thames and Hudson - $50.00 A Bibliography of Henry James ? Rupert Hart-Davis - $50.00 The Tragic Muse ? James, Henry ? Thomas Nelson - $50.00 Henry James ? Edel, Leon ? Lippincott ? 5 volumes - $150.00 The Untried Years, The Conquest of London, The Middle Years, The Treacherous Years, & The Master Total of Valuable Books = $4985.00 Signed by Robert McLean: James?s Daisy Miller by William Stafford ? Scribner Researh Anthologies 1963 - $15.00 Henry James: The Drama of Fulfilment by Kenneth Graham ? Oxford 1975 ? $45.00 Person, Place and Thing in Henry James?s Novels by Charles R. Anderson ? Duke University Press 1977 - $25.00 Henry James and the French Novel by Philip Grover ? Barnes and Noble 1973 - $20.00 Wharton and Henry James by Millicent Bell ? George Braziller 1965 - $25.00 The Grasping Imagination by Peter Buitenhuis ? Toronto - $20.00 The Complex Fate by Marius Bewley ? Chatto & Windus, 1952 - $25.00 Experiments in Form by Walter Isle ? Harvard - $25.00 Henry James: Man and Author by Pelham Edgar ? Grant Richards, 1927 - $50.00 The American Henry James by Quentin Anderson ? Rutgers, 1957 - $25.00 The Ambiguity of Henry James by Charles Samuels ? U. of Ill. - $45.00 Discussions of Henry James ? Heath - $15.00 Henry James ? The Lessons of the Master by William Veeder ? Chicago - $25.00 Henry James at Home by H. Hyde ? Farrar - $20.00 The Diary of Alice James by Leon Edel ? Dodd, Mead - $25.00 The Expense of Vision by Laurence Holland ? Princeton - $35.00 Henry James and the Modern Reader by D.W. Jefferson ? Oliver & Boyd - $45.00 The Complete Tales of Henry James ? Lippincott Vol. I - $25.00 The Negative Imagination ? Sears, Sallie ? Cornell - $20.00 The Lucid Reflector: The Observer in Henry James? Fiction ? Segal, Ora ? Yale - $25.00 The American ? James, Henry ? Rinehart - $15.00 Henry James: A Collection of Critical Essays ? Edel, Leon (ed.) ? Spectrum - $15.00 What Masie Knew ? James, Henry ? Anchor - $12.00 Henry James and the Naturalist Movement ? Powers, Lyall H. ? Michigan - $25.00 The Theoretical Dimensions of Henry James ? Rowe, John Carlos ? Wisconsin - $25.00 A Name, TItle, and Place Index to the Critical Writings of Henry James ? Stafford, William T. ? Microcard - $45.00 Henry James: Representative Selections ? Richardson, Lyon N. (ed.) ? Illinois - $15.00 Henry James ? Tanner, Tony ? Macmillan - $10.00 The Ambassadors by Henry James ? Houghton Mifflin - $10.00 The Aspern Papers & The Spoils of Poynton ? James, Henry ? Dell - $12.00 The Future of the Novel ? James, Henry ? Vintage - $15.00 The Golden Bowl ? James, Henry ? Penguin - $12.00 Henry James and the Visual Arts ? Winner, Viola ? Virginia - $25.00 Total for McLean?s signed books = 791.00 General Inventory: James, Joyce, and Others ? Waldock, Arthur John Alfred ? Books for Libraries - $20.00 The Portrait of a Lady ? Houghton Mifflin Company 1963 - $5.00 Henry James: A Study of the Short Fiction by Richard A. Hocks ? 1st ed. - $.12.50 The James Family by F.O. Matthiessen ? Alfred A. Knopf 1961 - $20.00 Henry James: The Ibsen Years by Michael Egan ? Vision Press 1972 - $15.00 Three Voyagers in Search of Europe by Alan Holder ? U. of Penn. 1966 - $15.00 Henry James: The Critical Heritage ed. by Roger Gard ? 1968 - $29.95 The Elder Henry James by Austin Warren ? Octagon 1970 - $15.00 Henry James and the Comic Form by Ronald Wallace ? U. of Mich. 1975 - $15.00 Autobiogaphy by Henry James ? W.H. Allen 1956 - $25.00 The Clement Vision: Poetic Realism in Turgenev and James by Dale E. Peterson ? $7.50 Theory of Fiction: Henry James ? U. of Neb. - $7.00 Strange Alloy by Ellen Leyburn - $12.50 Henry James by Georges Markow-Totevy ? Minerva Press - $4.00 Henry James by Gordon Pirie ? Rowman - $12.00 The Great Short Novels of Henry James ? Dial - $10.00 The Sacred Fount by Leon Edel ? Rupert Hart-Davis - $13.50 Who?s Who in Henry James by Glenda Leeming ? Taplinger - $8.00 The House of Fiction: Essays on the Novel by Henry James ? Rupert Hart-Davis - $35.00 The Scenic Art by Henry James ? Rutgers - $8.00 The Scenic Art ? James, Henry ? Hill & Wang - $4.00 The Three Jameses by C. Hartley Grattan ? NYU Press - $7.50 An Anatomy of the Turn of the Screw by Thomas Cranfill ? Gordian Press - $12.50 The Bostonians by Henry James ? Dial - $8.50 Henry James and H.G. Wells by Leon Edel ? Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958 - $45.00 The Question of Henry James ed. by F.W. Dupee ? Octagon - $25.00 The Death and Letters of Alice James by Ruth Yeazell ? California - $12.00 Henry James Sublime Economy by Donald Mull ? Wesleyan - $12.00 Henry James: The Vision of France by Jeanne Delbaere-Garant ? Bibliotheque...1970 ? $32.50 Henry James: The Imagination of Genius by Fred Kaplan ? Morrow - $12.50 The Jameses: A Family Narrative by R.W.B. Lewis ? FSG - $17.50 Henry James: A Life by Leon Edel ? Harper - $9.95 Henry James and the Evolution of Consciousness by Courtney Johnson - $20.00 Henry James: A Bibliography of Secondary Works ? Scarecrow - $32.50 English Hours by Henry James ? Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989 - $12.00 Novelists in a Changing World by Donald Stone ? Harvard - $12.50 The Art of Criticism ed. by William Veeder ? Chicago - $32.50 Becoming William James by Howard M. Feinstein ? Cornell - $12.50 A Private Life of Henry James by Lyndall Gordon ? Norton - $16.00 English Hours by Henry James ? Horizon - $13.95 Italian Hours by Henry James ? Horizon - $13.95 Hawthorne by Henry James ? Macmillan - $27.50 Confidence by Henry James ? Grosset - $8.50 The Notebooks of Henry James ? Oxford - $5.00 The Thought and Character of William James ? Harper - $6.00 The Search for Form by J.A. Ward ? Chapel Hill - $15.00 A London Life by Henry James ? Grove - $50.00 Henry James Goes to the Movies ed. by Susan Griffin ? Kentucky - $15.00 The Comic Sense of Henry James by Richard Poirier ? Oxford - $6.00 Critics on Henry James ed. by J. Don Vann ? U. of Miami - $30.00 The Complete Tales of Henry James ? Lippincott Vol. I - $20.00 The Complete Tales of Henry James ? Lippincott Vol. II - $20.00 Henry Adams and Henry James ? Rowe, John Carlos ? Cornell - $15.00 The Crooked Corridor: A Study of Henry James ? Stevenson, Elizabeth ? Macmillan ? $10.00 The Meaning of Truth ? James, William ? Ann Arbor - $7.50 Perspectives on James?s The Portrait of a Lady ? Stafford, William ? Gotham ? $7.50 The Turn of the Screw & Daisy Miller ? James, Henry ? Dell 1974 - $3.00 The Turn of the Screw & Daisy Miller ? James, Henry ? Dell 1964 - $7.50 The Destructive Element: A Study of Modern Writers and Beliefs ? Spender, Stephen ? Albert Saifer 1953 - $13.50 The Golden Bowl ? James, Henry ? Grove - $5.00 Works by Henry James ? Books for Libraries & Arno Press ? Catalogue - $5.00 The Hole in the Fabric: Science, Contemporary Literature, and Henry James ? Purdy, Strother B. ? Pittsburgh - $15.00 The Method of Henry James - Beach, Joseph Warren ? Albert Saifer - $10.00 The Concept of Ambiguity: the Example of James Rimmon, Shlomith ? Chicago $25.00 Love and the Quest for Identity in the Fiction of Henry James ? Sicker, Philip ? Princeton - $25.00 A Rhetoric of Literary Character: Some Women of Henry James ? Springer, Mary Doyle ? Chicago - $12.00 Constance Fenimore Woolson: The Grief of Artistry ? Torsney, Cheryl B. ? Georgia - $12.00 The Legend of the Master ? Nowell-Smith, Simon ? Scribner?s - $15.00 The Confidante in Henry James: Evolution and Moral Value of a Fictive Character ? Sharp, Sister M. Corona ? Notre Dame - $45.00 Language and Knowledge in the Late Novels of Henry James ? Yeazell, Ruth Bernard ? Chicago - $45.00 The Fictional Children of Henry James ? Shine, Muriel G. ? Chapel Hill - $12.00 The Battle and the Books: Some Aspects of Henry James ? Stone, Edward ? Ohio - $12.00 Henry James?s Criticism ? Roberts, Morris ? Haskell - $19.00 Henry James's Major Novels: Essays in Criticism ? Powers, Lyall H. (ed.) ? Michigan - $15.00 A Casebook on Henry James?s The Turn of the Screw ? Willen, Gerald (ed.) ? Crowell - $7.50 The Turn of the Screw ? James, Henry ? Norton - $5.00 Roderick Hudson ? James, Henry ? Harper - $6.00 Roderick Hudson ? James, Henry ? Houghton-Mifflin - $15.00 Partial Portraits ? James, Henry ? Ann Arbor - $12.00 The American ? James, Henry ? Norton - $7.50 The American ? James, Henry ? Crowell - $7.50 Selected Short Stories ? James, Henry ? Rinehart - $5.00 The Sacred Fount ? James, Henry ? Grove - $12.00 The Awkward Age ? James, Henry ? Norton - $7.50 The Awkward Age ? James, Henry ? Pantheon - $12.00 Washington Square and Daisy Miller ? Harper - $8.00 Washington Square ? James, Henry ? Signet - $2.00 Washington Square ? James, Henry ? Oxford - $4.00 Washington Square by Henry James ? Crowell - $4.00 The Princess Casamassima ? James, Henry ? Perennial - $4.00 The Princess Casamassima ? James, Henry ? Penguin - $4.00 The Princess Casamassima ? James, Henry ? Apollo - $7.50 The Bostonians ? James, Henry ? Penguin - $3.00 The Bostonians ? James, Henry ? Modern Library - $5.00 Great Short Works of Henry James ? Perennial - $5.00 The Wings of the Dove ? James, Henry ? Signet - $3.00 The Wings of the Dove ? James, Henry ? Dell - $5.00 Three Novels ? James, Henry ? Perennial - $4.00 The Ambassadors by Henry James ? Harper - $10.00 The Ambassadors ? James, Henry ? Norton - $5.00 The Art of the Novel ? James, Henry ? Scribner - $6.00 Parisian Sketches ? James, Henry ? Collier - $7.50 What Masie Knew ? James, Henry ? Penguin - $6.00 The Complete Notebooks of Henry James ? Oxford - $9.00 Henry James ? Dupee, F.W. ? Sloane - $10.00 The Themes of Henry James ? Bowden, Edwin ? Archon - $15.00 James & Conrad ? Nettels, Elsa ? Georgia - $15.00 Henry James and the Expanding Horizon ? Andreas, Osborn ? Greenwood - $12.00 Henry James and John Hay ? Monteiro, George ? Brown - $12.00 In the Cage and Other Tales ? James, Henry ? Rupert - $25.00 Henry James at Work ? Bosanquet, Theodora ? Hogarth Essays - $20.00 The Tragedy of Manners: Moral Drama in the Later Novels of Henry James ? Crews, Frederick C. ? Archon - $18.00 The Lesson of New England ? Heimer ? Ball State Monograph - $10.00 Henry James: The Major Phase ? Matthiessen, F.O. ? Oxford - $10.00 Henry James: An Introduction and Interpretation ? Powers, Lyall ? Holt - $4.00 The Ordeal of Consciousness in Henry James ? Krook, Dorothea ? Cambridge - $7.50 Henry James ? McElderry, Bruce R. ? College & University - $6.00 The Thought and Character of William James ? Perry, Ralph ? Harper - $6.00 General Inventory Value = $1563.30 _______ Obituary: Robert C. McLean Robert Colin McLean, emeritus professor of English at Washington State University and resident of Pullman since 1961, died Nov. 3, 2009, of complications following an operation at Pullman Regional Hospital. He was 82. Robert was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Chicago, Ill. After service in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, he received his bachelor?s and master?s degrees from Indiana University in 1949 and 1952 and his doctorate in English from Washington University in St. Louis in 1960. After initially teaching at the University of Rochester, he joined the literature faculty at Washington State University in 1961, advanced to full professor in 1969 and retired at that rank in 1993. As a teacher and scholar of 19th-century American literature, Robert was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the recipient of Ford Foundation support and other fellowships, and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He was author of George Tucker: Moral Philosopher and Man of Letters and numerous articles on American literature and culture, with a special emphasis on the fiction of Henry James. After helping to bring ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance to WSU in 1972, Robert variously headed that scholarly journal as co-editor and editor from 1975 until 1993. After his retirement, he continued to serve as example and mentor to former colleagues and graduate students and remained active with his work on James. As one former colleague put it on Robert?s retirement, ?He has done much for WSU, for ESQ and for our profession, earning the respect and gratitude of countless individuals who know him and admire him and his work.? Robert married Kathleen Rieman of New Jersey in 1951. They adopted one son, Colin Garrison McLean, in 1967 after their move to Pullman. Kathleen, a professional editor who joined WSU?s scholarly journals in 1970, shared Robert?s interests in 19 th - century American literature and Italy, to which the family traveled during his sabbaticals. Robert is survived by his son, Colin, now an agent with the U.S. Border Patrol, and his daughter-inlaw, Maria McLean, of Blaine, Washington, as well as by his younger brother Edward B. McLean of Crawfordsville, Ind. Robert also is survived in Indiana by his nephews Andrew McLean of Columbus and Ian McLean of Crawfordsville and by his nieces Jan Brenneisen of Indianapolis and Elizabeth Belser of Franklin, as well as by his niece Judy Adams of Dayton, Ohio. Robert was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen in 1988, and by his older brother Donald A. McLean and his sister, Glenna Brenneisen, both of Columbus, Ind. Surviving relatives and friends celebrate Robert?s long life and will sadly miss his wit, skepticism and kindness. . Very Good.

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        ARCHIVE OF A 50-YEAR CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN AMBASSADOR GEORGE F. KENNAN AND HISTORIAN-BIOGRAPHER JOHN LUKACS: Comprising more than 160 of Kennan's long and thoughtful letters to his friend and colleague. With the original carbons of Lukacs's side of the correspondence.

      1952-2003. Original manuscripts. not bound. Very Good. The 162 Kennan letters consist of 64 handwritten items (13 autograph notes, signed; 51 autograph letters, signed, of which 18 are one page in length and 33 are 1 ½ to 6 pages long); and 98 typed items (29 typed notes, signed; 25 one-page typed letters, signed; and 44 typed letters 1 ½ to 7 pages in length). It is noteworthy that many of the typed letters have handwritten emendations and postscripts, some quite lengthy. There are also 2” (two inches) of carbon copies on tissue paper of Lukac’s letters to Kennan, 1952-2004. These provide a valuable counterpoint to the Kennan letters, specifically illustrating the give-and-take nature of the men’s epistolary “conversations.” Because of its scope and richness, it is very difficult to summarize the content of the 50-year correspondence between George Kennan and John Lukacs. Although we are considering only the Kennan side of it here, this side alone nevertheless dramatically illustrates the deep, long-lasting connection between two of the 20th century’s most original, innovative, and influential modern political thinkers/historians and offers a penetrating look inside the minds of both writers. As is obvious from the letters, each man admires the other greatly and uses the correspondence as a sounding board for putting into words a wide range of theories and opinions. Each writer also uses the other as a respected resource for detailed criticisms and suggestions about his writings, both for those works already in print and for those in progress. The Kennan side of the correspondence consists of approximately 162 letters, which we describe below, the earliest dating from October, 1952, the latest from February, 2003. Lukacs and Prof. Kennan discuss (there’s no other word for it, since the letters constantly refer back and forth to each other) topics in world and American history, particularly the politics of the WWII and post-WWII eras, as well as controversial views on current world events, including the collapse of the Soviet Union, American political trends, and thoughts about the future of America and Europe. There is also much about the books and articles both men wrote or are in the process of writing, and the longest of the Kennan letters are usually those that offer very detailed comments, often complete with referrals to page and line numbers, on various aspects of Lukacs’s writings, which Kennan often received from the author in the form of pre-publication proofs. The Kennan letters also provide meaningful insights into his most private feelings about religion in general, his own religious beliefs, his regrets, his fears for America’s future, etc. One continuing thread throughout the letters is Kennan’s pessimistic view of America’s current and future role on the international scene, which is evident even in his earliest letters to Lukacs. On 11/3/53, for example, he feels that “until there is fundamental re-education of the influential strata of the American public, reasonable and realistic words will continue to fall on deaf ears”, and his major way to feel useful, he now believes, will be to “improve the teaching and understanding of history.” Thirty years later, he continues to be “depressed—and alarmed—by the state of Soviet-American relations” and the impossibility of “anything resembling a sophisticated understanding of Russia in American governmental and journalistic circles” (8/27/83). Four years after that (6/18/87), he writes of his “despair” over “the failure of my efforts of so many years to bring about a better public and official understanding for the problems of nuclear weaponry and Soviet-American relations…[and his forebodings about] the imminent arrival of great calamities….”, and two months later (8/7/87), he laments that “journalists and television ‘anchor men’ [are] incapable of perceiving, and drawing attention to, the incredible weaknesses of the Reagan foreign policy….” By 4/14/93, he “continues to be depressed about the American political establishment, even as represented by the Clinton administration, and…I am more and more convinced that the country is in a bad way.” His views become no lighter as time passes, and on 8/3/98, he writes that as the millenium approaches, the world’s “new age” seems defined by “the abandonment of literature and poetry…[and] in place of this…a long period of virtual enslavement…[to] the automobile, television, drugs, and now the computer culture, [influences which are] not the enlargers of life they were originally seen to be, but the restrictors of it….” A year later (8/11/99), he adds that “it is primarily money that dominates the pages of the press and….the interests and preoccupations of the mass of the people.” The letters also contain much detailed commentary on 20th-century history, including, to list only a few examples, his feelings about his own highly controversial—and influential—“X article” (11/6/53, 8/13/91); his thoughts about the history of the U.S. Foreign Service and his own role in it (2/14/03); his opinions on Germany after WWII, Adenauer’s role and character, the effects of the long division of the country on German society (5/6/92); his views on Hungary and the nature of the Hungarian people (3/29/86, 4/16/86, 5/18/90); his opinions about South Africa and the “partition” idea (8/8/86); his take on “the collapse of Communism in Russia and Eastern Europe” and the need for the U.S. to create “something in the nature of Council of State” to guide the “political establishment” (8/24/89, 10/21/92); the Russian view of contemporary history (2/26/60); his meeting with Gorbachev (12/12/87); the question of whether “the original concepts of American democracy were ever meant to be applicable to so great a society as our present one” (10/21/92); his views on the failure of both major American political parties (12/28/57); his opinions on “the new president” and his “moralism” (2/6/77) and on recent presidential debates (10/24/84); and his views on the Pope’s character (10/28/79). Note that the dates given here are merely examples of some of the letters in which these views are aired, since many of them are reiterated and refined in other letters as well. Much of the correspondence, however, is concerned with the job of writing. On the one hand, Kennan offers very specific suggestions for and critiques of Lukacs articles and books, which he admires greatly (e.g., re Hitler of History, “I find this a superb work of historical insight and analysis… 5/31/97), and he often provides detailed political theories to explain his suggested emendations. On the other hand, he regularly solicits Lukacs’s opinions about his own work, saying “I can think of no one whose opinion about it would mean more to me” (7/23/92) and then he frequently comments on Lukac’s comments. He also writes much about his own opinions of his published work and what he sees as its strengths, limitations, and future direction. In one of his earliest letters, he notes that he is detaching himself from the world of contemporary international affairs and is dedicating himself now to “certain limited areas of our own diplomatic history” (11/6/53). By as early as 1969, he feels that “it is not to be given to me to complete, in these remaining years of active life [!], any further major work of scholarship” (4/20/69). Twenty years later he reiterates that “since the time left to me is now limited and rapidly shrinking, I [think] I should not write anything that is closely related to the passing scene…”, so he is working instead on “a more comprehensive and logical exposition” of his own political theories (6/18/88). By 1991, he describes in a 6-page letter his unhappiness with the way his newest book turned out. “The writing of it came a bit hard—a new experience for me” and adds that he should have approached the task differently (5/22/91). Kennan is also frank about his feelings about Christianity and the relationship between church and state. For example, he writes on 6/18/87 that “the true Christian should never accept any governmental responsibility…otherwise than with a prayer on his lips for forgiveness.” In several letters, including one prompted by a reviewer’s mentioning his “pro-Catholic inclinations” (7/10/95), he describes his Protestant religious beliefs in some detail, particularly in the letter of 2/11/02. The correspondence also occasionally touches on such personal matters as Kennan’s health issues, his travel impressions, and his family, although these passages usually play a very minor role in the larger expression of his political and philosophical beliefs and opinions about writing. The collection of original Kennan letters here is supplemented by several photocopies of such multi-page items sent to Lukacs as drafts of Kennan speeches (e.g. his 24-page “Personal View of the German Problem” (1989), his 10-page lecture at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Washington (10/13/94), his Nov. 8, 1988 Toynbee Prize speech, his 11-page speech of Feb. 3, 1974 at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars on the 50th anniversary of Wilson’s death). There are also numerous letters to Lukacs from Kennan’s secretaries, mostly regarding Kennan’s scheduling, that were not included in the final count or value given in this report. It also must be pointed out that approximately 103 of the letters were published in 2010 in Through the History of the Cold War: The Correspondence of George F. Kennan and John Lukacs (University of PA Press, 2010). Many of the letters printed in that work, however, were abridged, and the press run of the book was not large.

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        Krokodil. Thirteen Cold-War Issues

      Moskva: Izd. Gazety "Pravda, 1952. First Edition. Thirteen individual issues in original wrappers. Quartos (33.5cm); staple-bound pictorial wrappers; each issue 14pp (chiefly illustrations). Issued tri-monthly. Condition of this run Near Fine, with minimal soiling or wear. Text entirely in Russian.& & Excellent representative run of this popular Soviet magazine of caricature and satire. These issues date from the period of the journal's "revitalization" under the editorship of Dmitry Belyaev, who took it over following the unceremonious dismissal of WWII-era editor Grigorii Rylkin, who was publicly denounced for his "mismanagement" in the journal Kultura i Zhizn in 1948. Under Belyaev's editorship the magazine took a stronger anti-Western stance, reflecting the political exigencies of the Cold War. The current issues include strong cover graphics and dozens of satirical articles and illustrations by artists including Boris Efimov, Viktor Konovalov, Konstantin Eliseev, the three-man cartoon cooperative "Kukryniksi," and others.

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        Subjektive Fotographie & Subjektive Fotographie 2

      Bonn: Bruder Auer, 1952 & 1955. First edition. Hardcovers. Two volumes that both look at the formalist approach to photography in the European group Fotoform. Includes among others Man Ray, Edouard Boubat, Bill Brandt, Robert Doisneau, Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Christer Stromholm and many others. Volume 1 is a clean very near fine copy with crease to the fold out index page in an about near fine dust jacket with a thumbnail size chip from the head of the spine and some other minor wear to the spine as well as a number of tears. Volume two is a fine and tight copy in a fine dust jacket. A very nice set. (Parr & Badger v1, p 205)

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        La grand'route

      Paris: Bibliophiles et graveurs d'aujourd'hui, 1952. Broché. 26x33cm. Edition ornée de 27 lithographies originales de André Minaux et imprimée à 120 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin d'Arches. Dos de la chemise comportant de petites taches sans gravité, un accroc en pied de l'étui, sinon bel exemplaire exempt de rousseur. - Bibliophiles et graveurs d'aujourd'hui, Paris _1952, 26x33cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        A History of Golf In Britain

      London: Cassell & Company, 1952.. First edition of this classic golf work. Quarto, original green cloth. Signed by Bernard Darwin on the front free endpaper. Frontispiece of John Taylor, illustrations throughout. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips to the front panel and one to the foot of the spine. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Books signed by Bernard Darwin are rare.

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        A History of Golf in Great Britain

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd.,, 1952. With a foreword by Sir George Cunningham, GCIE, KCSI. Captain (1950-51) of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine , single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 5 colour plates and numerous black and white plates. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. The other contributors are H. Gardiner-Hill; Sir Guy Campbell; Henry Cotton; Henry Longhurst; Leonard Crawley; Enid Wilson; Lord Brazabon of Tara.

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        Invisible Man

      N.Y.: Random House, 1952. Very good, with prev. owner inscription and small sticker scar on ffep., in a price-clipped jacket with some edgewear, and chips to head and heel of spine. A little worn, but collectable copy.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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      In-16 gr., bross., pp. 116,(4). Prima edizione. Pagine lievemente ingiallite per la qualità della carta, ma certamente buon esemplare.

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      1952. 2. [SEUSS,DR.]. GERALD McBOING BOING based on the UPA movie. NY: Simon & Schuster (1952). 4to, yellow pictorial boards, covers slightly soiled else VG+. First edition. Illustrated in color on every page adapted from the movie by Mel Crawford. Originally written as a cartoon for UPA, it won an Oscar for best cartoon of 1951. The text is written in Seuss's marvelous verse. Because Seuss's name does not appear anywhere in the book, most people did not know that it was written by him. Younger / Hirsch 25.

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      In-16 gr., bross. (piccolo scarabocchio a penna al piatto anter.), pp. 116,(4). Si allega una lettera dattiloscritta, su carta intestata ?Giulio Einaudi editore?, con firma autografa di Calvino. La lettera, datata 26 giugno 1954 e indirizzata a un noto critico letterario, porta anche un post scriptum autografo di Calvino, di cinque righe. "Prima edizione". Testo ben conservato.

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        XXe Siècle. Art et Poesie depuis apollinaire. Nouvelle série - No 3 (double) Juin 1952..

      Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, France, 1952. In French. 88 p. Wrappered. A very fine copy. Includng original lithographies by Miró, Calder, Michaux and Giacometti

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        The Royal Philatelic Collection. Editor - Clarence Windsor.

      London: The Dropmore Press (1952).. Folio, (xiv), 85, (13), 76, 48, 64, 64, 75, (1) pp. Portrait plates of Georges V and VI, 12 coloured plates with captioned tissues (plate V bound in upside down) and 64 pages of black and white illustrations showing hundreds of stamps, marbled endpapers. Contemporary wine red crushed morocco, spine slightly sunned, a.e.g., a near fine copy held in the original red cloth slipcase - the latter a little worn. Comprising both a history of the collection and a catalogue, arranged geographically by (the then) British territories on the different continents.

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        En attendant Godot. Pièce en deux actes.

      Paris; Les Éditions de minuit, 1952 [1958]. 163, (1) pp. Original printed wrappers with ''15:e mille'' on rear panel. A short tear in three of the joints, a few small specks on both wrappers, and a light folding mark on the front one. Spine a little bit creased. Two short tears in the title leaf, and a short tear in pp. 43/44. Early printing of Beckett's dramatic masterpiece. Inscribed to the poet and photographer Lütfi Özkök: ''Pour / monsieur / Özkök / [?] / Sam. Beckett / Paris, février 1961''. With the recipient's note ''Sjölunda 21-22 juli'' on the last page; probably where and when the book was read. Lütfi Özkök had the rare opportunity to photograph the unapproachable Beckett at three occasions during the 60s. Their first session was held in Beckett's Paris apartment in 1961. Beckett didn't allow any pictures to be taken at first, so they sat down for a conversation instead, during which Özkök gradually won the confidence of the author. Beckett was amused by the story of the first Turkish stage production of Godot, which was banned by the authorities, who recognized Godot as a symbol of Communism. The ban could perhaps have been avoided if the authorities had finished the reading of the text, since Godot/Communism actually never appears. After a few hours of conversation Beckett finally asks Özkök to take out his camera, before it gets too dark to take pictures. The resulting photos were much appreciated by Beckett who often referred magazines and editors in need of the author's picture to Özkök. Federman & Fletcher 259.21

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      [32]pp. Illustrated with seven full-page original lithographs. Original pictorial wrappers.Oblong: 10.2x12.8cms. First privately printed edition, limited to 350 copies, of which numbers 1 -250 were presented by George Rainbird and Ruari Mclean, and numbers 251 to 350 were for the use of Edward Bawden at Christmas 1952. This copy is inscribed on the front cover from Edward Bawden and his wife Charlotte, 'Best wishes from C. & E. B. 1952.' An excellent copy of a rare book. Take The Broom is one of six tales drawn in this size by Bawden for his children, Richard and Joanna, during 1944. The book was redrawn on lithographic plates by Edward Bawden at the request of George Rainbird and Ruari McLean.

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        Typed letter, signed ("Felix Frankfurter") on Supreme Court stationery, one page, 5 1/2 x 8 inches, double-spaced, to Thomas M. Galey, written about two weeks after the tragic death of Judge Robert P. Patterson in an airplane crash

      A touching letter in appreciation of Patterson, whom Frankfurter elsewhere termed "as able a judge as there is in the land off the Supreme Court" and whom, at Frankfurter's urging, Roosevelt appointed to join Henry Stimson at the War Department. One sheet, folded twice, well-preserved, the signature in black ink, quite bold. N.p., Washington, 1952.

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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, Second Printing

      Presentation copy--"To Isabel Roberts [co-Director of the American Academy in Rome] / To whom I owe more / than she will ever guess / Learned Hand / May 22, 1954", reflecting Judge Hand's special affection for Italy, "the love of my mature years". Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly worn dustjacket; with Isabel Roberts' ownership signature, dated July, 1952 at Rome on the first blank. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1952.

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      1952. 1. (BROWN,PAUL)illus. BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell. NY: Scrib. (1952 A). Obl 4to, cloth, purple crayon on part of one illus. else Fine in dw. First edition thus, illustrated by Brown with 180 pencil and wash illustrations to accompany the story told in short form. THIS COPY HAS A NICE SKETCH OF A HORSES HEAD SIGNED BY BROWN!

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        Mon ami Léger. Comment je concois la figure par Fernand Léger..

      Louis Carré, Paris, 1952. First edition. In French. 44 p. Wrappered with dustwrapper. Richly illustrated. A very fine copy. Complete with all original lithos

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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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      Michael Joseph, U.K., 1952. First Edition. Signed by Author. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - 2007 NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. The First Of The ' Children Of Violence ' Series. 318 pages. ' In this full-scale portrait of a girl from adolescence to womanhood, Doris Lessing does for her sex what D. H. Lawrence and Arnold Bennett did for theirs in Sons and Lovers and Clayhanger. To feminine sensibility and perception Miss Lessing adds an unusual directness, vigour and energy to produce a remarkable combination of talents. Martha Quest is essentially the story of a rebel. When we first meet her, she is a girl of fifteen living on an impoverished African farm with her parents; a girl of passionate vitality, avid for experience and for self-knowledge, bitterly resentful of the conventional narrowness of her home life. From this background she breaks away to take a job as a typist in the local capital, and here, in the world of the 'big city,' she begins to encounter the real life she is so eager to experience and understand. The background to Martha's story is the Africa that was Doris Lessing's birthplace: the tough, spacious and yet circumscribed life of the veld farms; the all-pervading, corrosive atmosphere of racial fears and antagonisms; the superficial democracy and sophistication of city life. As a picture of colonial life Martha Quest fascinates by the depth and realism of its insight; but always at its centre is the figure of Martha, a character in the grand manner, conceived in sympathetic understanding but drawn with an unerring objectivity '.Book - [SEE SCAN] - Very Good - in original green boards with gilt lettering - light fading to the extreme corners, extreme board edges and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, faint spotting to the rear free endpaper, small previous owner's reference to the top edge of the rear pastedown otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - [SEE SCAN] - Near Very Good - bright dust jacket - couple of small closed tears to edges, slight loss to the top of the spine/top back edge well above lettering and small amounts of loss to the extreme corners, light strengthening to verso. Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 9991071.

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        Les Coupains

      1952.A Spectacular Copy in a Stunning BindingSigned by the Author with an ALs by the Artist[DUHAYON, Henri, binder]. [BOFA, Gus, illustrator]. ROMAINS, Jules. Les Coupains. Avec douze aquarelles par Gus Bofa. N.p. [Paris]: Le Rayon d'Or, (1952). First edition illustrated by Bofa, limited to 3500 numbered copies sur vélin blanc des Papeteries de Lana, this being copy 3152. Octavo (8 1/4 x 6 1/8 in; 208 x 153 mm). 200, [1], [1, blank], [3, table], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Twelve aquarelle plates, one of which has been inscribed by the artist to the owner.In a stunning contemporary binding by Henri Duhayon of Nice (stamp signed in gilt to inside front turn in) in full crushed cordovan morocco with large hand painted panel to upper and lower sides. Gilt lettered spine. Top edge gilt. Custom endpapers. A flawless copy in binder's leather edged slipcase.Signed and dated Nov. 1958 by the author, with a tipped in ALs by the artist, an inscription by French novelist and playwright Georges Duhamel dated Septembre 1958, and a TLs by the owner, Jean Francesche (with his blindstamped signed ex libris on inside front cover turn in).The eighth volume in Librairie Galimard's illustrated collection, Le Rayon d'or, a reissue of Romain's celebrated novel of 1913.Renowned artist Gus Bofa (b. Gustave Blanchot 1883-1968) was an illustrator for Rire and Sourire, a costume and set designer, a celebrated poster artist, and illustrator for the literary journal, Crapouillot. He soon became one of the most in demand illustrators of editions of Swift, La Fontaine, Cervantes, etc., ultimately with one hundred and seventeen volumes to his credit. (Ref. novelist, poet, dramatist, and essayist Jules Romains (pseud. of Louis Farigoule 1885-1972) was, "early in his career…associated with a short-lived artistic community, the Groupe de 'Abbaye, which published his poems, La Vie unanime, in 1908. These poems wnad much of his later verse and prose, were influence by Unanimist theories of social groups and collective psychology. Before the war in 1914 he published more collections of poetry, a verse play…and two novels, Mort de quelqu'un (1911) and the farcial Les Copains [The Pals]" (New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, p. 707).Georges Duhamel's (1884–1966) experience as a surgeon during World War I produced Vie des martyrs (1917, tr. The New Book of Martyrs, 1918) and Civilisation (1918, tr. 1919). These collections of sketches are noted for their compassionate accounts of human suffering. He was successful as a dramatist; his Dans l'ombre des statues was performed in 1912 (tr. In the Shadow of Statues, 1914) and L'oeuvre des athlètes in 1920. His fiction includes two cycles of novels—Cycle de Salavin (1920–32, tr. 1936), about a sensitive eccentric, and Chronique des Pasquiers (1933–45, tr. 1937–46), about a bourgeois Parisian family. Essays in Scènes de la vie future (1930, tr. America: the Menace, 1931) and other collections reflect Duhamel's aversion to overindustrialization" (Columbia Enclyclopedia). He wrote passionately against war and its atrocities , and against the rise of Naziism. He was elected to the Académie Français in 1935. Though now largely forgotten, he is perhaps best remembered for his timeless epigram: "It is always brave to say what everyone thinks"The TLs by owner Jean Francesche reads: "The owner of this copy had read a book by Jules Romains, edited in 1958 by the Fayard Publishing House. It was the fourth book from the collection 'The Forty: MEMORIES AND SECRETS OF A WRITER.' "Page 128: 'In THE PALS, what part of the book is autobiographical and contains actual events?' "Page 129: 'It is not impossible to find a resemblance between the cheeks and glasses of Huchon with those of Duhamel, just as it is not impossible to find a certain pretentiousness in the future author of DESERT OF BIEVRES when Huchon prepares the veal stew as no one else can (to be more precise it was more like something between a stew and a roast)' "This revelation has led me to question the author’s childhood friend on this detail, and Georges Duhamel, who like the author, has been made a member of the French Academy, was kind enough to write his answer on the half-title of this edition, which is illustrated by Gus Bofa. "I was also intrigued by the drawing where the artist had brought together 'THE PALS' and in which , I told him, it appeared that one of the characters had lost his head, or at least his cranium. "I asked him to please complete the drawing with a skillful stroke of his pencil. "He returned the drawing to me with an inscription as well as a curious letter which follows:. "I think that all of this adds to the interest of this charming volume[signed] Jean Franceche"Bofa's ALs response reads:Mr. N.D. des Champs Lundi 24 Novembre 88Cher Monsieur,Votre lettre soulève un cas de conscience ! Votre «copain sans visage » n’a pas perdu la tête – il n’en a jamais eu – Jules Romain l’a voulu ainsi – lui, dans le même temps, mettait hors des soins, a une grande tendresse a portraiturer les autres copains. Bien loin de vouloir ajouter a ce bonhomme le coup de crayon que vous me demandez, je devrais plutôt regretter de lui ???? déjà, supposé un peu de menton, de bouche et de crâne, sans y être autorisé par le contexte.Avec mes deux mains bien sympatiques, [signature] Gus Bofa[Mr. N.D. des Champs Monday November, 24, ‘88Dear Sir,Your letter stirs up a question of conscience! Your “pal without a face” has not lost his head - he never had one – Jules Romain wanted it like this, and at the same time he got a lot of tenderness into the process of drawing the other friends. Far from wanting to add the stroke of pencil to this man that you have asked me to, I regret that I cannot give him the supposed bit of chin, mouth and head, not being authorized to do so in this context."With my two sympathetic hands, [signature] Gus Bofa]Duhamel's inscription reads:LES COPAINSJe n’ai aucune qualité pour poser ma signature sur le livre d’un ami de ma jeunesse; mais je dois dire que ma spécialité culinaire était alors le ragoût de moutons, & non le ragoût de veau.-[signature] G DuhamelSeptembre 1958[THE PALSI have no authority to put my signature on the book of my childhood friend; but I must say that my culinary specialty was lamb stew, not veal stew.-[signature] G. DuhamelSeptember 1958]Monod 9851.

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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York., Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Orig. light blue cloth w. "Ernest Hemningway" blindstamped on front board and silver-lettering to back. Orig. pictorial d-j. in brown and blue w. black and white lettering to front and the blue-tinted photograph by Lee Samuels on back. Cloth-bdg. w. faint discolouring to back board and minor wear to capitals. Lower back lightlt waterstained. D-j. w. wear to extremities. Back w. wear to capitals, thus lacking the letters "R'S SONS" of "SCRIBNER'S SONS" and with some waterstaining to to horizontal title on back. Un-clipped d-j. D-j. professionally mounted.. The Book-of-the-Month-Club edition, of which the book was half of the dual selection in September 1952 with all first edition pointers, e.g. "A" on copyright-page. D-j. also with all first state pointers: Blue-tinted photograph, which was later altered to olive, and the two lines of small production symbols at the end of the text on back-flap, but with "BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB* SELECTION" on top of front-flap. "Issued in light blue cloth covers identical to the first edition. The Kingsport Press [Tennessee] imprint appears on the copyright page. The Book-of-the-Mont Club trademark appears on front flap of the dust jacket. Later printings of the book were in a variant binding of dark blue cloth." (Hanneman, 24, A)

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        Otras inquisiciones (1937-1952) [Other Inquisitions]

      Sur Buenos Aires: Sur. [1952]. First. First edition, text in Spanish. Printed self-wrappers. Pages a little age-toned, else a remarkable, fine copy. Often considered Borges's best book of essays, with many whose insights and lines of questioning were famously ahead of their time. .

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        Full of Life (First Edition, inscribed to Richard Quine)

      Little Brown 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.

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        [Framed Photograph Signed]: Alexander of Tunis (Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis)

      [1952]. Original silver gelatin print. Measures approximately 10" x 13". In a wood and glass frame measuring approximately 12" x 15.5", with a small brass heraldic arms fastened to the top of the frame. Signed by Karsh in pencil and Alexander of Tunis in ink. Overall dampstain to the margins not affecting the image, Alexander's ink signature is partially faded, else good in a good frame with scattered surface scratches to the wood. A famous photograph of Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, a prominent British military commander in both World Wars, and the 17th Governor General of Canada. Taken by Karsh in 1952, when Alexander was named 1st Earl of Tunis. Alexander of Tunis rose to prominence during the First World War, receiving numerous honors and decorations; in the Second World War he commanded the 15th Army Group in Sicily and Italy, and was made Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean. A scarce photograph likely from the family estate, as the custom wood frame and arms matches that used to frame Karsh's photograph of Margaret Alexander of Tunis from 1947. .

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      [New York]: Gnome Press,. [1952]. boards.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of wear at head and. tail of spine panel and two closed tears, 27 mm at bottom edge of. front panel and 19 mm at lower front spine fold. A sharp, bright. example of the jacket. (#75836). 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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