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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        EL MAR, Que Nos Rodea (Spanish Version of The Sea Around US). Signed

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

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

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        Homage To Catalonia

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

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

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

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

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

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        Phantom Song

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

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        The Grass Harp: A Play

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

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        A Theory of Price Control (Signed First Edition)

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

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        A Book of Mediterranean Food

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

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        Barabbas. Skådespel i två akter.

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

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        Homage To Catalonia

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

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

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

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        Held og Hasard. Dolk og Guitar.

      Privattryk, Silkeborg 1952. Illustr. med 109 linoleumssnit af Jorn. 96 s. Opl. 109 numr. og sign. ekspl. Ét af 25 ekspl. på imit. bøttepapir. Orig. kart. med lærredsryg. Illustr. with 109 linocuts by Jorn. Limited to 109 numb. and signed copies. Publisher's cased boards with cloth-back.. MINT CONDITION. Copy nr. A 11 of 25 copies (signed by Jorn) on imitated hand-made paper. Copy in mint condition. PHH 120. Van de Loo 123.Jorn himself considered this book of great importance and therefore he sent 3 copies (without illustrations) to the Philosophic faculty of the University hoping for having it accepted as a thesis. Professor in philosophy Bent Schultzer was positive and found the book wellwritten, but had to turn it down as it was not a scientific work. Jorn on the other hand was not interested in a doctorate title but wanted to have a dialogue between art and science.Jorn was personally participating in the printing of the book together with Johannes Gregersen in Emil Stechers printing house in Silkeborg. The book is stated as being printed in 3 different variants: 25 copies on imitated handmade paper, 60 copies on unglazed paper and 24 copies on glazed paper; all 3 "variants", however, are printed on the same type of paper. As Jorn was a poor man at the time and did not have money to cover printing-expenses, he made a first subscriptions-invitation which gave 25 buyers. This was followed up by 2 others which gave 60 and 24 buyers respectively. Moreover the price was doubled at each subscription-invitation

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      Philadelphia Toronto: The John C. Winston Company Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company,. [1952]. cloth.. Light age-darkening to endpapers along gutter margins, some light. spotting to cut edges, else a fine copy in near fine first printing. dust jacket (lists 10 titles on rear panel) with mild rubbing and. some foxing to rear panel. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg.. (#130914). First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5- 31.

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        Comparison and evaluation of digital computer memory systems. Original typescript

      1952. Eckert, John Presper (1919-95). Comparison and evaluation of digital computer memory systems. Typescript document. [1], 8 [42]ff. 280 x 217 mm. N.p., n.d. [March 12, 1952]. Original spiral-bound boards, a little rubbed, title and author?s name hand-lettered on front cover. Manuscript note in Eckert?s hand laid in, reading ?Original copy ? (3 carbons). Speech by J. P. Eckert as presented on 12 Mar 52.?Eckert, together with his partner John Mauchly, invented and constructed the first general-purpose digital computer (the ENIAC) during World War II. After the war he and Mauchly founded the first commercial computer company in the United States (the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation) and designed the UNIVAC, the first commercially sold electronic computer in the United States. The present typed speech, formerly part of an archive of papers collected by Eckert over his lifetime, is probably the first to document Eckert?s focus on computer memory?his primary research interest. The speech includes a historical survey of early digital computer memory systems, including that developed by computer pioneer John Atanasoff for his special-purpose ABC computer, which Eckert described as ?probably the first example of what might generally be termed regenerative memory? [f. 7]). Eckert also discussed several types of then-current memory systems such as delay-line, electrostatic, magnetic drum, ferro-magnetic core, and ferro-electric cell. Eckert later adapted some of this speech into his 1953 paper, ?A survey of digital computer memory systems.?The existence of Atanasoff?s ABC computer?developed in Iowa before World War II, but never properly operational?would eventually become one of the crucial pieces of evidence invalidating Eckert and Mauchly?s ENIAC patent. In this relatively early paper Eckert acknowledged his familiarity with Atanasoff?s efforts; later, when embroiled in the ENIAC patent disputes, he would deny that Atanasoff?s work had any influence on his own. Origins of Cyberspace 1183.

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        Lille prinsen.

      Med teckningar av författaren. Översättning: Gunvor Bang. Rabén & Sjögren (1952). 8:o. 115,(1) s. Originalklotryggband med tryckta pärmpapper. Bra ex. 19,5 x 13 cm.. Första svenska utgåvan. Utan tryckår. Pris 6:85 på bakre pärm. First swedish edition

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        Mr. President [Signed by President Truman]

      Farrar Straus and Young New York: Farrar, Straus, and Young, 1952. Hard Cover. Very good in a good dust jacket. Hard Cover. First Edition. INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT TRUMAN "To Jane Lingo, a lovely young lady with best wishes for a long and happy life. White House. April 10, 1952. Harry Truman." In a project to counter negative public opinion polls, Truman allowed a sympathetic journalist (Hillman) a close-in view of the president in action. Hillman was a noted journalist, foreign correspondent, and radio reporter. Laid in on a 3x5 card is a note in a young hand signed by Jane Lingo asking the President to sign the book for her. Jane Lingo was a friend of Margaret Truman and is mentioned in Hillman';s book as having spent a night in the Lincoln bedroom on a sleepover (page 116). The Lingos were family friends of the Trumans. Benjamin Harrison Lingo was a commander in the Navy and his wife Marie was the director of the Washington USO. Their daughter Jane later became the first woman admitted into the National Press Club. Bound in quarter beige cloth with blue cloth covered boards and gilt title label to spine. Toning to edges of boards and small bump along bottom edge of rear board. Clean, bright interior with errata slip laid-in. In a blue dust jacket with red title to spine and front panel. There is a large open tear on the front of the jacket affecting the title and there are a few closed tears along the edges. Very good in a good dust jacket. 253 pages.

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        The Decisive Moment

      Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris NY: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, 1952. First American edition. Hardcover. Orig. pictorial boards. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. Folio, 37 x 27.5. 126 full-page photographs with cover designed and executed by Henri Matisse. This the American edition from the French edition by Verve, "Images a La Sauvette." Engraving and printing by Draeger Freres, Paris. " The Decisive Moment" Captions laid-in. Considered the father of modern photojournalism, he used a 35 mm Leica camera, composing in the view finder, and what he saw you got -- no cropping or dark room manipulation. Clean, fresh copy, some cellotape repairs to spine.

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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. [1952]. cloth-backed boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jackets; first jacket with mild bruise and. crease at upper left corner, movie jacket with small closed tear at. upper edge of front panel. (#111920). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies signed by Jones on front free endpaper. Basis for the 1955 film starring Jeff Morrow. While not a great film, it is a science fiction classic, the sequences on the planet Metaluna are highly imaginative. This copy has both the first edition jacket and the later issue jacket which is the film tie-in jacket. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-222.

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

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

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        RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI ILLUMINAZIONE. Comitato di redazione: W. Geiss, J. Jansen, T.J. Manders.

      Stichting Prometheus In-4 p., 4 voll., mz. tela coeva. Interessante periodico, dapprima mensile poi bimestrale, interam. illustrato in b.n. e a colori, di ca. 30/40 pp. cad. fascicolo. La rivista offre un aggiornamento su quanto viene realizzato nel campo dell?illuminazione, pubblica e privata, nelle diverse nazioni e sul modo in cui i vari problemi sono visti, trattati e risolti. Disponibile una raccolta complessiva di 45 numeri, dal 1952 (Anno II) al 1958; solo 17 fascicoli con la copertina orig. Ben conservati.

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        East of Eden", First edition, signed by Steinbeck

      Signed book: East of Eden. Limited edition first edition of 1500 copies. NY: Viking Press, 1952. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 602 pages. Signed in blue ink on the limitations page. In fine condition, with light scuffing to the boards, and wear and chipping to the spine label. Steinbeck considered East of Eden to be his best and most significant literary work, and signed copies are highly desirable.

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        Ceramica del levante espanol. siglos medievales. barcelona, editorial labor, 1952-1995.

      In-8 p., 3 volumi, primo volume in brossura, nella ristampa del 1995, gli altri due 2 volumi in mezza pergamena editoriale con angoli nell'edizione originale del 1952. L'opera, che presenta un ricchissimo apparato iconografico, e' cosi composta:-br-vol. I. "Loza", pp. X,(2),665, con 751 ill. in bianco e nero nel testo e 28 tavole in bianoc e nero fuori testo-br-Vol. II. "Alicatados y azulejos", pp. XIV,(2),737, con 975 illustrazioni in bianco e nero e a colori nel testo e 26 tavole a colori, alcune ripiegate, fuori testo.-br-Vol. III. "Azulejos, socarrats y retablos", pp. XIV,(2),697, con 862 illustrazioni in bianco e nero e a colori nel testo e 24 tavole a colori fuori testo. -br-Prima edizione di questo importante repertorio di ceramiche medievali della Spagna orientale, con dettagliati Indici. Esempl. in ottimo stato.

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        The Vagrant Mood, six essays

      London: William Heinemann Ltd 1952 London: William Heinemann Ltd, (1952). First edition, Number 108 of 500 copies signed by the author.8vo. . Half blue morocco and boards, t.e.g. In slipcase. Fine. Stott A74b

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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 d/w, 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

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        Homage To Catalonia

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

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      London: Rupert Hart Davis London: Rupert Hart-Davis,. 1952. boards.. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light dust soiling and. fading to rear panel. A nice copy. (#140692). First British edition. Signed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. This edition adds two stories not printed in the 1951 Doubleday edition, "Usher II" and "The Playground," and deletes four, "The Rocket Man," "The Fire Balloons," "The Exiles" and "The Concrete Mixer." Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-63. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 256. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 1008-13.

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        After Gen. MacArthur announced that there was a clear and definite solution to the Korean conflict, Pres. Truman stated that he should present his plan at once &#150; Bernard Baruch agreed with the President in a telegram: &#147;If anything can shorten death or suffering of our men should be immediately given him.&#148;

      Typed Letter Signed &#147;HST&#148; as President, one page, 7&#148; x 8.75&#148;. Washington, D.C., December 15, 1952. In the form of a memorandum to his Secretary of the Treasury, John W. Snyder. Light paper clip impression at top edge. Fine condition. Truman and John W. Snyder had been close friends since they served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Snyder served as Truman&#146;s Secretary of the Treasury from 1946-1953. In full, &#147;Attached is a telegram which you left with me the other day. It certainly is interesting.&#148; According to the president&#146;s appointment calendar, President Truman met with Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder at the White House on December 11, 1952 at 4 PM. It was then that Snyder most probably gave the President this telegram. The telegram, one page, 8.5&#148; x 7.75&#148;, is present. Sent by financier and presidential advisor Bernard Baruch and received by Snyder on December 11, 1952 at 11:31 AM. In full, &#147;Stand taken by President on MacArthur statement absolutely correct. If anything can shorten death or suffering of our men should be immediately given him. Baruch.&#148; According to an Associated Press story datelined Washington, December 10 and published in December 11, 1952, newspapers, &#147;President Truman today declared Gen MacArthur should at once present to him any honorable and reasonable plan for ending the Korean War. &#145;If we can cut this fighting in Korea short by one day, we should do so,&#146; the President said in a statement written aboard the special train which brought him back to Washington from Independence, Mo., tonight &#133; The Presidential statement began: &#145;I think if anyone has a reasonable plan for ending the Korean fighting in an honorable way, in a way that will not lead directly into a great war, that plan should be presented at once to the President.&#146; The two sentences were dictated after the President had read, with what [Acting Press Secretary Roger] Tubby described as &#145;considerable interest,&#146; newspaper accounts of an interchange of cables on the peace proposal between MacArthur in New York and President-elect Eisenhower on the cruiser Helena in the Pacific. The dispatch said Eisenhower wanted to hear MacArthur&#146;s proposal &#133; MacArthur said, &#145;There is a clear and definite solution to the Korean conflict &#150; one without an unduly heavy price in friendly casualties or any increased danger of provoking universal conflict&#133;&#146;&#148;

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        DENNIS THE MENACE. Inscribed

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1952 Ketcham, Hank. DENNIS THE MENACE. Inscribed. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1952. Glossy color illustrated white boards. First Edition of the First DTM book published. Thin 8vo., 64pp. A very good or better example of this benchmark cartoon character that has endured for over 50 years. Neatly signed & inscribed in black ink on the title page by Ketcham: "This book belongs to my Uncle John! Warm regards - Hank Ketcham 27 Oct. 1993 Monterey, Calif." Minor repair to the upper cover at the spine, otherwise a tight copy showing minor wear, replete with black & white illustrations throughout. Rarely found inscribed. In 1951, Ketcham started Dennis the Menace, the freckle-face scamp in droopy overalls whose mischievous childhood has endured for over 50 years, based on his own four-year-old son Dennis Ketcham. Ketcham was in his studio in October 1950, when his first wife, Alice Mahar, burst into the studio & complained that their four-year-old, Dennis, had wrecked his bedroom instead of napping. "Your son is a menace," she shouted. Within five months, 16 newspapers began carrying the adventures of the impish but innocent "Dennis the Menace". By May 1953, 193 newspapers in the United States & 52 abroad were carrying the strip to 30 million readers. In March, 2011, a half-century of the publication of Dennis the Menace cartoons was celebrated, with the panel running in 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries & 19 languages, amusing a worldwide audience. . Signed by Author. First Edition.. Illus. by Hank Ketcham.

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        The Old Man and the Sea ( 1st/1st )

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner&#39;s Seal and "A" are present on the copyright page. In the jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap and with a photo of Hemingway at the rear panel tinted olive. Light blue cloth boards with silver lettering at the spine. Author&#39;s name blindstamped at the front board. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, clean pages, tight spine, light shelf wear at the spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, photo of Hemingway at the rear panel tinted olive, shelf wear, chipping at the jacket spine.

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        Manuscript archive for his final novel, TIME AND TIME AGAIN

      Long Beach Ca ca. 1952 3 [Long Beach, Ca, ca. 1952-3]. 4to. A substantial archive, consisting of heavily corrected original and carbon typescripts, clean typescripts, and two sets of galleys (one corrected) as below. In grey cloth drop box with black leather label . Hilton's last novel, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, was published in the UK and the US in 1953, the year prior to his premature death while resident in California. The archive includes the following: a) a lot of working typescript drafts on various stocks, very heavily revised and corrected throughout in ink, totaling some five hundred or more leaves, quarto, paginated variously in different sequences, with scores of lettered and numbered inserts, representing preliminary drafts of the work through its conclusion, often featuring multiple variant drafts of certain sections; b) another contiguous typescript, 341 numbered leaves, plus many lettered inserts, more lightly worked over in ink by the author, but occasionally bearing substantial revisions and deletions; c) a relatively clean carbon typescript of the first part only, 158 leaves, bearing only a handful of corrections, bradbound in term-binder, with label, and author's handwritten name and address on title leaf; d) two sets of galleys: one set of long, untrimmed galleys, denoted the author's duplicate set, and a set of roughly trimmed page proofs, with the author's occasional corrections or revisions

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        UNDER THE SEA-WIND. Signed

      New York: Oxford University Press,, 1952 Oxford University Press, New York (1941), 1952. Publisher&#39;s blue Cloth, sm. 8vo., 314pp. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper showing minor use. First Corrected Edition. First printing of the "new edition with corrections", 1952. Tipped to the front pastedown is an interesting early TLS from Rachel Carson to A. C. Bent who published "Life Histories of North American Birds", selected from the hundreds of species biographies assembled & written by Arthur Cleveland Bent & his collaborators & published in a twenty-one volume series between 1919 & 1968 by the United States Government Printing Office. Carson writes in part: "Thank you for your kind response, some six weeks ago, to my letter suggesting that I should like to do a magazine article write a biographer of the birds. . . / Rachel Carson". A superb association letter. Nice Item.. Signed by Author. First Corrected Edition.

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        TLS., [THE ACROBATS[

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

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        The Old Man and the Sea ( 1st/1st )

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner&#39;s Seal and "A" are present on the copyright page. In the jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap and with a photo of Hemingway at the rear panel tinted olive. Light blue cloth boards with silver lettering at the spine. Author&#39;s name blindstamped at the front board. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, clean pages, tight spine, light shelf wear, previous owner&#39;s name at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap, photo of Hemingway at the rear panel tinted olive, clean jacket, light shelf wear, bright front panel.

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      Limited Editions Club New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949-1952. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine slipcases. The complete 15 volume set in 5 red paper-covered slicases, small folio (8" x 12"), in various full color linen bindings. Includes "Hansel & Gretel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Ugly Duckling," "Pandora's Box," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Story of Aladdin," "The Three Bears," and seven others. All illustrations are in color with some hand-colored and some ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS. Each is copy #216 of 2500 or 2000 numbered copies with many of the copies signed by the illustrators and/or the editor. The editor has SIGNED nine of the volumes. Illustrators who have SIGNED are Fritz Eichenberg, Everett Gee Jackson, Edward Ardizzone, Rafaello Busoni, Robert Lawson, and Ervine Metzl. Arthur Szyk and Fritz Kredel have not signed. Scarce to find a complete set, especially with all volumes having the same number and in this condition.

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        The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. [Narnia]

      London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 1952. First Edition. Pale bue hardback cloth cover. 223pp :: Maps as endpapers. Black and white illustrations throughout incl. frontispiece :: 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6") .

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        The Holy Sinner - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing

      London: Secker & Warburg. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1952. 1st UK Edition; First Printing. Cloth. An attractive First British Edition/First Printing, Bürgin 129. Near Fine condition with light foxing to edges in alike, lightly rubbed dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Thomas Mann directly on the title page; One of Thomas Mann&#39;s most cherished works, The Holy Sinner, is the ebullient retelling of the medieval legend of Pope Gregory, reviewing the notions of original sin, evil, and transcendence. Mann won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature. Translated from the original German, "Der Erwählte" by H. T. Lowe-Porter; Signed by Author .

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        Typed Letter, signed ("F. LL. W. Frank!") to Lewis Mumford

      n.p. Spring Green Wisconsin february 20 1952 n.p. [Spring Green, Wisconsin], february 20, 1952. 8vo. 2 pp. typed on oblong Taliesen stationery, with some ink corrections. Prior fold, paperclip stain, else fine in custom red cloth folding box . An affectionate, conversational, and at times pointed, letter to Wright's friend and champion, architectural critic Lewis Mumford. Wright playfully addresses Mumford as "Llewis" and begins the letter with high praise: "I can't tell you how good it was to be with you again in spirit as well as the bodily presence which is essentially the same vital Llewis. The amazing comprehension, as of the earlier days of our friendship, is still vibrant. You were never so much the critic as the creative writer, champion of cultural causes - Llewis. Little good our journalistic sort of critics do our Causes. Even less harm they do to evil ones than good to noble ones because radio, press, and print crawl with them like flies on a window pane. So goes everything we have - prolix but not prolific. We are getting too enormous for a Democracy. Unless we create for ourselves our own eddy in some swirl of the backwater we are washed out and away with the current into internationalism and the commonplace." The rest of the letter concerns various offers that Wright has received from editors interested in publishing his writing, with the noted irony that he was offered more for his work in the early days of his career, when the magazine industry was more robust - " - I guess the magazines are not far from [dead]? Except for advertising."

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        Typed Letters, signed

      Adelaide, Australia; Westport, CT, 1948, 1952. Two typed letters, (3)ff., (2)ff., signed by Helen Keller, plus (1)ff. autograph note, signed, from Keller's assistant and companion, Polly Thompson., and a typed transcript of that note. As a world-famous speaker, author, and advocate for persons with disabilities, Keller traveled to more than forty different countries in her lifetime. These letters relate to a trip that she and Thompson took to Australia in 1948, as part of an international tour. The first letter, dated July 10, 1948, was written on stationery from the South Australian Hotel in Adelaide, and is addressed to Ewen Waterman, one of Keller's hosts during her stay in the city. Keller expresses gratitude to Waterman for the "unexpected, dazzling" birthday party that he hosted for her, "so full of warm Australian hospitality and delight!" She writes, "Really I felt like Cinderella riding to the King's palace in a coach and six. Not only did you honor my natal day, you graced it with the company of Adelaide's Lord Mayor and the Councillors." In closing, Keller thanks Waterman for his advocacy for the deaf, writing, "I beg of you to keep persevering until the public accepts them as free, normal citizens, and until they themselves feel the Divine Impulse that shall lift them above all affliction and show them even on earth the Peace that passeth understanding." The second letter is addressed to Waterman four years later, on December 14, 1952, from Keller's home in Westport, Connecticut. She recalls a pleasant visit that they had a few months prior, as well as their time together in Australia, and also writes in thanks for a gift of sweaters that he sent for both her and Thompson, saying, "Every time my sweater and I bid defiance to King Frost, I shall feel not only cosy and pretty but also happy in your kind thoughts enfolding me." Thompson's letter, on a sheet of Keller's personal notepaper, also thanks Waterman for his gift, but adds, "We have been deep in the throes of film taking -- the Documentary Film of Helen's life -- it is almost completed so far as the picture taking is concerned." The resulting film, Helen Keller in Her Story, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1955. Transcript of Thompson's letter has a few small marginal holes, paper clip mark to the back of one page of Keller's 1952 letter, else very fine.

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

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        1952 Improvisations: Artists Equity Masquerade Ball, Hotel Astor, May 15. Spring Fantasia

      New York: Artists Equity Association, New York Chapter. 1952. First. First edition. Thick quarto. Unpaged. Illustrated. Plastic spiral bound illustrated wrappers. Owner's name, age-toning, and small tears on the wrappers, a few pages are a little pulled from the spirals, but overall this is a nice, very good copy. Copy number 1570 of 2000 numbered copies. Very uncommon thick program with illustrations printed rectos only. Consisting almost entirely of ads from New York businesses, illustrated mostly in black and white on colored paper by different artists including Milton Avery, Max Weber, Ben Shahn, Chaim Gross, John Myers, Elias Newman, Alexander Alpert, Raphael Soyer, Isaac Soyer, Moses Soyer, Josef Presser, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Henry Billings, Bertram Goodman, Gerrit Hondius, Lewis Daniel, John Groth, T. Lux Feininger, Reginald Marsh, Leo Lionni, Jack Levine, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Gwathmey, Georges Schreiber, Antonio Frasconi, Sam Adler, Alex Redein, Hans Hoffman, and Clara Klinghoffer. Includes additional color lithographs by Chaim Gross, Adolf Dehn, and Milton Avery. OCLC locates one copy at the Art Institute of Chicago. .

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        1952 Improvisations. Artists Equity masquerade ball. Hotel Astor, May 15. Spring Fantasia [Volume III]

      FREE domestic and international shipping with direct order. **New York: Artists Equity Association, 1952. Ed. by Elias Newman. 0239/2000 copies. 101 lithographs designed "by the artist[s] directly on the litho plate[s]" by nearly as many artists (a few color; includes covers). Probably direct offset lithography. Artists include Milton Avery, Antonio Frasconi, Max Weber, Ben Shahn, Chaim Gross, 3 Soyers, Jack Levine, Reginald Marsh, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Hans Hofmann, and many others. Decorated paper covers in white plastic comb binding. 30.5 x 23.5cm. Some marginal chipping and tears to back cover.

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