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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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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'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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        Annapurna The First 8,000 Metre Peak (26,493 Feet)

      Jonathan Cape London: Jonathan Cape. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Signed by Author. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A very handsome First 1952 Book Society/Jonathan Cape Edition in Very Near Fine condition with a very slightly faded spine, in Very Good, clipped dust jacket, with age typical small chips and minor tape support, mainly in the spine area. SIGNED by AUTHOR Maurice Herzog on the half-title page. A most collectible piece of mountaineering history; The conquest of the first 8,000-meter peak by Maurice Herzog, leader of the French Himalayan Expedition in 1950. At that time, Annapurna was the highest mountain ever climbed. Herzog's account of the descent at conditions perceived unsurvivable remains unforgettable, an epic tale of courage and spirit .

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        Fascinating four piece Ben-Gurion archive on the building of settlement houses

      Archive, TLS, Four letters in Hebrew, [1] letter signed "D. Ben-Gurion", 5.5" X 8", to Sa'adya Shoshani reads in full: "Prime Minister, The Kirya (Tel Aviv), 14 in the month of Adar Tashya'v (March 11, 1952), Mr. Sa'adya Shoshani, Chairman of the cooperate management of house owners in Tel Aviv, Dear Shoshani, I am deeply sorry that an answer to your letter was not sent on time. As to the matter - The general board came together to discuss two main problems of economic production (with factories, agriculture, transportation, and real estate) - we did not discuss all the problems. We only invited the bodies in which we discussed (farmers of all kinds, factory owners, contractors, credit managers that are involved). Please do not see the fact that you were not invited as disrespect for the population who build houses in Israel: other circles who are not directly involved with the economy production process were not invited, even though they are highly valuable in their donation for the building of the country. (Teachers, doctors, lawyers and such). They were not invited since the job that was given to this particular board has no direct connection to those specific matters. With great respect, D. Ben-Gurion." [2] letter, 8" X 13", signed "Sa'adya Shoshani", Chairman of the union's director, dated March 20, 1952 which reads in part: "It is according to His definition of the circles which should be included in the economic committee, our organization has a right to demand to be included in it...His Honor does include the industrialists, ...and not the engineers and the professional workers who do the manufacturing work. Even so, in the representation of the house owners, his Honor found right to invite only the contractors who build houses for sale...if the government had accepted our demands, certainly many Jews, in Israel and outside it, would invest money in building of houses for rent...We insist a way must be found to correct the wrong inflicted upon us and to our humble opinion to the economy in general..." [3, 4] Two additional letters of response, both 8.5" X 10.5", signed "P. Naftali" on Medinat Israel stationery in May 1952, read in part: [3]"...I must tell you that unfortunately we did not see any possibility to include in the council a representative of your organization. According to government decisions the number of members will be restricted, and the council will be composed mostly of the circles which are directly connected with manufacturing and marketing" [4 ] "Your address to the PM regarding the representation of the union of associations of house owners in the advising financial council was discussed by us again, but I'm afraid we cannot respond positively to this request..." Punch holes and minor stains, otherwise fine.

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      1952. 2. WHITE,E.B. CHARLOTTE'S WEB. NY: Harper & Bros, (1952). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/8"), tan cloth, owner name on corner of free endpaper else FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw scraped on blank rear edge, very slightly frayed at spine ends, overall clean and VG). Stated First Edition, (first printing) with correct code. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY WHITE TO THE BOOK OWNERS AND SIGNED E.B. WHITE on the half-title. Charlotte's Web is the beloved classic story about Charlotte, a spider and her friend Wilbur a pig. Illustrated by GARTH WILLIAMS with more than 40 pen and ink illustrations plus the color pictorial dust wrapper. This is nice clean copy of the book, made more special with White's very rare inscription. A most sought after modern classic and a NEWBERY HONOR AWARD winner.

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952 First Edition of the fourth Lew Archer novel by Ross Macdonald considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 240 pp. A near fine or better copy in orange and white patterned paper covered boards, black titles to the spine, black topstain, in a near fine dustwrapper showing some light use. A bright, fresh copy of this MLC 5 Dagger Classic. Barnes, Murder In Print. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime. Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights.. 1st Edition.

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        Foundation and Empire

      New York: Gnome Press, 1952. First Printing of the stated First Edition; in first state Cartier dust jacket, original A binding of red cloth boards with black nebula insignia to front cover, and lettered spine, 8vo (5.5" x 8.25"), 247pp. sequel to Foundation. The book is in near condition, with light rubbing to board ends, a bit of browning to page margins, light soiling, and a bump to upper corner; and in a very good first issue jacket, with a lightly sunned spine, mild creasing and edge wear, and with the original price of $2.75 intact.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Edd Cartier.

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      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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        Proceedings of the Electronic Symposium Held April 30, May 1, 2 1952 at University of California Los Angeles

      Los Angeles IRE Professional Group on Electronic Computers Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles IRE Professional Group on Electronic Computers, 1952. First Edition. Comb Bound. Variously paginationed.Comb bound (minor damage to comb). Original green printed publishers wraps. Light stamp of Frank M Verzuh on front cover. Contains an article "The Human Computer's Dreams of the Future" by Ida I. Rhodes where she compares the thrill of real world discoveries in computing to the false thrills of those she sees reading science fiction."The first electronic computer symposium held on the west coast of the United States." Among those presenting papers were Harry Huskey, Ida Rhodes, and Nathaniel Rochester. (origins of cyberspace 842). Scarce. Very Good.

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        MUSIC AND IMAGINATION. [The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1951-1952]

      Cambridge: Harvard University Press., 1952 First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very good or better copy in green cloth, spine slightly faded, showing light use, in an unclipped dustwrapper that shows minor use; xii,11 6pp. 215x140mm. 290g. INSCRIBED on the FFEP "For Mirna on her birthday, affectionally, Aaron". 'This book consists of a set of six lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1951 & 1952 in two parts. In the first part the author discusses with luc idity & exactness the role of imagination in performing, writing, & listening to music. Under this heading he deals with many topics, from the composer's ability to imagine the sound which will result from an entirely new combination of instruments, to the listener's ability to hear a work intelligently & to understand it. In the second part the author, himself a distinguished composer, discusses recent developments in music, & English readers will find especially interesting his objective acc ount of the past & present state of musical composition in America. The whole book is in its own way a worthy successor to those by Stravinsky & Hindemith as an expression of the thoughts of a composer on music & musicians.'. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

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        The Holy Places

      U.K. Queen Anne Press and The British Book Centre New York 1952. Limited Signed Edition.No.24 of 50 Bound in Red Morocco and Signed by Evelyn Waugh and Reynolds Stone.FINE FINE

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        The Natural

      NY: Harcourt Brace. (1952). His first book, one of the great baseball novels of all time and the basis, decades later, for the film by Barry Levinson. Inscribed by Malamud to Senator-elect Richard Neuberger: "To Richard L. Neuberger/ for daring to lead/ With sincere best wishes/ Bernard Malamud/ Corvallis, Oregon/ November 1954." Neuberger was an author and New York Times correspondent before entering politics. In 1954 he was elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Oregon; it's a safe guess that this book was given to Neuberger as a congratulatory gift after his election. This is the issue in blue boards. No priority has been established, but copies in both the blue and the red boards appear to be considerably scarcer than copies in gray boards, although not necessarily earlier. With Neuberger's bookplate on the front pastedown. Two corners tapped; a near fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a bit of rubbing to the top edge and a couple small corner chips. In a custom clamshell box embossed with a detail of the cover design. A nice association copy of an important novel, seldom found signed. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        City. First Edition stated.

      Gnome Press 1952. 224 pp. Publisher's hardcover with dust-jacket (not price clipped). Excellent condition

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        Millers' Log 1952

      Springfield: Springfield High School. 1952. Kesey's high school yearbook, from his junior year. Inscribed by Kesey to fellow junior Frances McGinnis in red colored pencil: "Fran, I sure will miss your tight sweaters and sexy glances from english. Ken Kesey [with a sketch of a rabbit coming out of a top hat]." In addition to his junior class picture, Kesey is pictured on the football team, the wrestling team (three times), in the National Thespian Society, and as a member of Varsity S (in charge of "keeping order at school sponsored activities and generally upholding the school's reputation"). A couple dozen other inscriptions, some rubbing to the corners; near fine. . First Edition.

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        The Thought: a Logical Inquiry (Translated by A.M. and Mercelle Quinton). (In: Mind. A quarterly Review of Psychology and Philosophy. Edited by Gilbert Ryle. Vol. LXV. No. 259. July, 1956). + Negation. Translated by P.T. Geach. (In: Translations from the Philosophical Writings of Gottlob Frege. Edited by Peter Geach and Max Black. Oxford, Blackwell, 1952). + Compound Thoughts. (Translated by Mr. R.H. Stoothoff). (In: Mind. a Quarterly Review. Edited by Gilbert Ryle. Vol. LXXII. No. 285. January, 1963).

      Edinburgh & Oxford, 1952, 1956 + 1963. All three articles are present in the entire orig. volumes, all in the orig. wrappers. The two volumes of "Mind" are in the orig. printed grey wrappers and the "Philosophical Essays" is in the orig. green full cloth w. the orig. d-j. in very good condition w. only a few smaller tears to upper capital and upper front wrapper, not price-clipped. Internally mint. Mind Vol. LXXII, No. 285 w. a tear to back, else very fine. Mind Vol. LXV, No. 259 w. some signs of wear, especially to extremities, but a fine and internally very clean copy.. This set comprises the entire "Logische Untersuchungen" in the first English language translations. In the foreword to "Compound Thoughts", the translator notes: "This article, entitled "Logische Untersuchungen. Dritter Teil: Gedankenfüge", was published in the "Beiträge zur Philosophie des deutschen Idealismus, III (1923), 36-51. The first two parts of these "logical investigations" were "Der Gedanke" (Beiträge I (1819), trans. "The Thought" in MIND LXV (1956) ) and "Die Verneinung" (Beiträge I (1919), trans. "Negation" in Geach and Black (ed.) "Translations from the Philosophical Writings of Gottlob Frege."). The three articles that constitute the Logical Investigations are some of the most important, influential and widely discussed of Frege's philosophical papers. In 1875 the entire "Logical Investigations" appeared together in English translation for the first time. It was Frege's wish that these three articles were viewed as a whole and published together under the title of "Logische Untersuchungen", now considered a work of the utmost importance. These three volumes also comprise many other articles by Frege in the first English translations (in Translations from the Philosophical Writings of Gottlob Frege) as well as original contributions by P.T. Geach: "On Frege's Way Out" (in Mind Vol. LXV, No. 259. and "Mr. Strawson on Symbolic and Traditional Logic" (in Mind Vol. LXXII, No. 285).Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (1848 - 1925) was a German mathematician, but his main contributions lie in his becoming a logician and a philosopher, who influenced the fields of logic and analytic philosophy immensely. Together with Wittgenstein, Russel and Moore, Frege is considered the founder of analytic philosophy, and a main founder of modern mathematical logic. His influence on 20th century philosophy has been profound, especially in the English speaking countries from the middle of the 20th century and onwards; in this period most of his works were translated into English for the first time.The philosophical papers of Frege were published in Germany in scholarly journals, which were barely read outside of German speaking countries. The first collections of his writings did not appear untill after the the Second World War, and Frege was little known as a philosopher during his lifetime. He greatly influenced the likes of Russel, Wittgenstein and Carnap, though, and bears a great responsibility for the turn modern philosophical thought has taken. Due to his contributions to the philosophy of language, analytic philosophy could be founded as it were

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

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

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

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

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        Coins In The Fountain

      Philadelphia, New York: J. B. Lippincott. NF/NF. 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 10, 20. LOC 52-8785 . Signed and Inscribed by the author on the front end page (in Italian, though the book is in English - the author lived in the U.S. from the age of 4 until his career took him abroad again as an adult). Stated First Edition and it is the First Printing. The book is in Near Fine condition - straight, clean, tight with no writing in it other than the author's inscription. It is bound in green cloth with silver gilt printing on the spine and the front panel. It has only a small amount of shelf and handling wear to the cloth at spine ends and 1 lower corner tip to keep it from being Fine. The dustjacket is price intact, bright, clean and unfaded with just a touch of shelfwear to spine and flap fold ends, a very short, completely closed tear (no material loss) to upper back edge, and a small amount of rubbing along the spine folds. The dustjacket was printed just a tad shorter, about 1/16", than the book (happened fairly often back then) - not noticeable unless you're looking for it. Great condition, and a very scarce book - particularly so signed. Made into a rather 'fluffy' (though nominated for an Oscar) 1954 U.S. romantic movie set in Italy called 'Three Coins In The Fountain' - that reputedly vastly increased U.S. tourism in Italy. The book is much more more memorable than the movie. As was the song from the movie (same title as the movie). That song was an enduring romantic favorite for a couple of generations and won the 1954 Oscar for best original song. The story was remade as a musical in 1964 called 'The Pleasure Seekers' and then in 1990 was made into a TV film. The song was a #1 single in the U.K. as recorded by Frank Sinatra, and was also recorded both by The Four Aces (another #1 single, in the U.S.) and it was yet again recorded by Dinah Shore (take your pick; they were all done extremely well). ; 8.25" x 575" x 1.25".; 320 pages; Signed by Author .

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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. Signed

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

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        La France De Profil

      Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre, (1952). First Edition. Quarto (28cm). Stiff wraps with pictorial wraparound jacket; 121, (7)pp; illus. Corners bumped, spine creased, else light wear; Very Good, lacking the original (unprinted) glassine jacket protector. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on inside front cover. & & An important collection of Strand's documentary photographs of post-WWII France, accompanied by Roy's text. This is one of an unspecified number of hors-commerce copies reserved for members of the Guilde du Livre.

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      Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve THE DECISIVE MOMENT, Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve, 1952, first edition, bottom 1/2 inch of spine chipped, 1/4 inch closed tear to the bottom of the front board, light wear and tear to the head of the spine, text block a bit loose, 2 small faint tape stains to each of the paste-downs, else a bright vg copy with the original caption booklet laid in as issued in a good to very good Matisse dust-wrapper repeating the design of the covers with some chipping to the base of the spine and other light wear and tear and soiling. Somewhat uncommon in dust-wrapper nowadays. Most certainly a cornerstone book in the building of a 20th century photography library.

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        The Decisive Moment, [and] The Europeans

      New York, Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris,, 1952 & 1955. 2 vols. Folio. Original decorated boards designed by Matisse. With the dust jackets and the booklets of captions laid in as required. Spines lightly bumped, cream dust jacket of Decisive Moment a little darkened, rubbed and lightly chipped to corners, acetate dust jacket with paper flaps of The Europeans lightly nicked to corners. A lovely set in much better condition than is usually found. First US edition, first printing. The photographer's finest and definitive collection of images.

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        Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952. First U.S. edition / First printing. Illustrated paper-covered boards. Very good, fragile hinges cracked at the bottom gutters and at top front gutter. Light foxing to top of text block. Otherwise the binding is clean and attractive, internally fine. Captions booklet, laid in, is fine. Very good dust jacket, 1/2" to 3/4" of the top of jacket spine is missing, and chips to the bottom of the spine. Spatter spots primarily near the base of the jacket spine, spine darkened. Front and back covers of the jacket relatively clean and bright, edge tears and wear. The definitive book for Cartier-Bresson, and a landmark in the history of Photography. Helio-gravure duotones, the highest quality reproduction of the era. Some of the most striking and iconic images in the history of photo-journalism.

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        Tao Te King. Version Francaise d'Evrard de Rouvre

      Paris: Vrille, 1952. NEAR FINE. No. 31 of 100 copy Limited Edition. 17 color engravings by French painter Ferdinand Springer. Published "sous la direction d'Evrard de Rouvre a ete acheve d'imprimer le 31 January 1952 sur les presses de Andre Tournon. Les burins en couleurs ont ete tires par Georges LeBlanc, pour le compte des Editions Pro-Francia, a Paris, Quarante, Rue Francois-1er." Printed on heavy Rives deckle-edged paper, in 4-page units, some gathered to 8-page signatures. Each color engraving protected with a loose tissue guard. Signatures are not bound, but gathered loose in a cream colored paper wrapper with embossed design and lettering on front panel. The wrapper is protected by a clear acetate overwrap; the book then laid loose into a folded 'hardcover' of gray boards with cloth hinges, all then inserted into a matching Slipcase. The wrapper has about 12 small brown spots or foxings; there is some tearing to paper on inside hinges of the 'hardcover' and light wear to cover corners. The slipcase, clean and intact, is lightly rubbed with small chips to paper covering at corners. All else Fine. A beautiful production featuring delicately rendered abstracts by the renowned French artist. Scarce. 7-3/4 x 11-1/8". Numbered Limited Edition. Wraps. Near Fine/Boxed. Illus. by Springer, Ferdinand.

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        En attendant Godot

      Paris: Les éditions de minuit, 1952. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale sur papier courant. Infime décoloration sans gravité du dos, agréable exemplaire. - Les éditions de minuit, Paris _1952, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        En attendant Godot ( Piece En Deux Actes )

      Les Editions de Minuit, Paris, 1952. First Edition. Wrappers. Good/No Jacket. since pagination starts with the front cover, 166 pp ( numbered 12 - 163 ), all edges untrimmed, in original wrappers with black text, and title on the spine, and front cover in blue, as is the decorative border.& & The front joint has split for 1.5" from the bottom, the rear joint for 1" from the bottom. Foxing on the spine and left hand side of the front panel. & & Ownership inscription at top right of first page, with a newspaper clipping relating to the play, pasted immediately below, and sticker from original bookseller at the lower left of the same page. Mild foxing to this page. & & All edges of the text block show browning/foxing. the wrapper is partially detached from the block at the rear. Size: Small Octavo. 166 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Theatre & Plays; Inventory No: 0222155. . Postage within Australia will be reduced for this book..

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        Le Jardin de Nuit

      An early livre d'artiste with abstract art by Dômoto with 23 sumi & wash drawings illustrating Jacques Brillant's poem on folded leaves of highest grade, handmade Japanese mulberry paper. Several are noteworthy and create a new sense of space, solitary but connected; still, but never at rest. There are also 8 decorative color wood engravings in his refined Kyoto Nihonga style on the endpapers, covers, and portfolio case: these show his descendance from the Kyoto Shijo School of Go Shun. Long a master artist, (significant in Japan where he received many important Shingon Buddhist Temple commissions), but dissatisfied with the figurative art aesthetic, he sought to reinvigorate Nihonga painting and journeyed to Europe in 1952 in search of new directions. He returned to Kyoto, greatly influenced by the burgeoning Informel or Tachisme movement (Lyrical Abstraction) and shortly committed himself to an abstract aesthetic, pursuing what he called, "the inexplicable expression of spiritual beauty" with use of sumi and brush, a new Nihonga direction he called, "Shin Zokei" (New Modeling). From the mid-1950's, this style came to be identified with him in Japan and together with the related Gutai group had a major impact on the emergence of abstract art movements in Japan. Livre d'artiste printed in collotype by Benridô of Kyoto on a sumptuous, ivory mulberry paper by Iwano of Fukui, top edge untrimmed as issued, French poem facing drawing illustrations from hand printed small case calligraphy by the author, color woodcuts decorating portfolio, covers, and endpapers adapted and engraved by Tokuriki of Kyoto, the edition limited to 996 numbered, unsigned examples, (There were also 4 reserved for the Imperial House of Japan.), this example unnumbered, board's stamped silver letters and binding by Kyôshinsha, typography by Sasaki, separate translation booklet typography by Sendai of Osaka with Japanese translation by Tetsuzô Abé with the original French facing. FORMAT: Publisher's tangerine & white linen portfolio case, exterior with 106 x 301 mm white justification panel with black letters and 366 x 301 mm, 2-panel, 4-color, decorative wood engraving, interior with 283 x 682 mm, 5-color night view, hill landscape wood engraving, portfolio bound with 2 tangerine ties with bone clasps and containing 1) book with twilight violet linen boards decorated with different floral design color wood engravings, upper board stamped with silver letters, sewn with 4 different 290 x 208 mm wood engraved endpapers, each in a different base twilight color decorated with a different tan & white floral and 2) Japanese translation booklet in moss and grey-green wrappers with black letters, decorated with a cherry wood-grain pattern, in the 2-staples binding. SIZE: Book: 297 x 217 mm (11.69 x 8.54 inches). Booklet: 182 x 126 mm (7.17 x 4.96 inches). CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: Pristine except for ink dot on bottom edge of text block: it doesn't continue in. Endpaper Wood Engravings: Pristine. Linen Board Engravings: Very Good: clean and bright, except bottom edge and fore-edge with some sun-fade, silver letters bright. Book Binding: Fine. Portfolio Interior Wood Engraving: Pristine. Portfolio Exterior Wood Engraving: Good: 1 small light spot: folding edges with minor wear: bottom corner of upper panel with chip. Portfolio Binding: Acceptable: no cracking, splitting or tears and case fully closes, protecting interior, but ties worn with slots slit: bone clasps fine. Booklet: Pages: Fine. Wrappers: Nearly Fine: bright and clean with light top tip crease. Staples Binding: Fine. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; 1) Livre d'Artiste: 45 pages, [1] blank page, poem of 22 pages with 208 short lines and 27 pages of illustrations from sumi & wash drawings done in 1958 in Kyoto, with 19 full-page and 4 double-page (402 x 285 mm), including title-page spread, the only figurative drawing and 2) Translation Booklet: [2] pages, front blank, 1-43 pages, original French poem with facing Japanese translation, and [1] page, supplement on genesis of wood engraving designs, [1] page, blank verso. DOMOTO INSHO: worked in several styles, absorbing Art Informel and Chinese literati painting but primarily influenced by Shijo School painting-Kyoto culture and art-and Buddhism; 1910 graduate-Kyoto City School of Arts and Crafts; worked (1910-1918) for Nishijin-ori of Kyoto, designing traditional textile patterns; studied Nihonga painting (1918-1924) at Kyoto Shiritsu Kaiga Senmon Gakko, also receiving private instruction from Suisho Nishiyama [1879-1958], (and tracing the transmission of the Kyoto painting style, the former leading student of Seiho Takeuchi, the former leading student of Kono Bairei, the former leading student of Shiokawa Bunrin, the former leading student of Okamoto Toyohiko, the former leading student of Go Shun, founder of the Shijo Painting School). Began to receive important Buddhist temple commissions for fusuma and ceiling paintings in the Kansei area; these would come to include more than 600 painting and sculpture works at 15 Buddhist temples with Toji (1934), Sensoji (1957), and Saihoji (1969). 1952-first visit to Europe and believed first exposure to Tachisme art. From mid-1950's, practiced a Japanese version, some works shown at the 4th Shinnitten exhibition (1961). In 1961 he also received the Order of Cultural Merit, given by the Emperor. After, he became preoccupied with the design and building of a museum to exhibit his works, now the Kyoto Furitsu Domoto-Insho Bijutsukan: it opened in 1966 and houses around 2100 of his works in all media. His works are held by many major museums in Japan including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and he was one of a select few chosen for inclusion at both of the leading exhibitions of Nihonga painting in the U.S., Nihonga, Transcending the Past, St. Louis Art Museum, and Modern Masters of Kyoto, Seattle Asian Art Museum. BRILLANT: born 1924 in Rimouski in Eastern Quebec. Degrees from Northwestern and Université de Moncton and degree in political science from Université de Louvain. Beauracratic, diplomatic and literary career; poetry, novels, and essays include novel, "Mémoires d'un ange" and "Pour une société parfait" and "L'impossible Québec!". President L'Alliance Française du Canada (1966-69). Became Canadian Consul to Monaco and for many years made his primary home there. Member of Union des écrivains et des écrivains québécois. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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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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      Paris: Éditions Verve, 1952. First edition. Cartier-Bresson, Henri. Folio, (15) pp., plus 126 full-page b&w photos, with bound in captions. Illustrated paper over boards (by Matisse). Spine expertly repaired with no loss, else very good. With: LES EUROPÉENS. Paris: Editions Verve, 1955. First ed. Folio, 114 full-page plates. Boards illustrated by Miro. Light wear to tips and spine ends; front endpaper creased, else very good. Both of these are INSCRIBED by Cartier-Bresson to Norman Hall, who was the editor of Photographers Magazine. In IMAGES A LA SAUVETTE, he writes "à Norman Hall avec toute ma reconnaissance et mon amitié, Henri Cartier-Bresson." In LES EUROPÉENS, he writes "à Norman Hall, same feelings as on previous book, Henri Cartier-Bresson."

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        Images à la Sauvette

      Paris: Éditions Verve,, 1952. Folio. Original lithographic boards with titles and decoration by Matisse in black, green and blue, titles to front cover and spine in black. 126 photographic plates. Spine lightly bumped, a couple of light marks and dings to white boards as usual but a much brighter copy than is usually found of this vulnerable publication. First edition, first printing. The photographer's finest and definitive collection of images. Published in translation as The Decisive Moment.

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed

      Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1952 Salinger, J.D. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed. Boston: Little Brown, 1952. A fine SIGNED copy of the March, 1952 reprint of the first edition. [The first issue was July, 1951]. 8vo., 277pp., black cloth, gilt. Salinger's remarkable first book, neatly signed in black fountain pen at the top of the title page. An excellent example of Salinger's elusive signature - The binding is fine; the dustwrapper very good or better with the $3.00 price present & nine reviews on the back panel replacing Salinger's photo after the first few early printings at his insistence. Custom clamshell case in very fine condition. The probable High Spot in Modern American Lit collecting, "The Catcher In The Rye is undoubtedly a 20th-century classic. It struck a popular note, particularly with young readers, who strongly identified with Holden Caulfield and his yearning for lost innocence... Salinger's novel was, and continues to be, a phenomenal success" (Parker, 300). "This novel is a key-work of the nineteen-fifties in that the theme of youthful rebellion is first adumbrated in it, though the hero, Holden Caulfield, is more a gentle voice of protest, unprevailing in the noise, than a militant world-changer. The Catcher in the Rye was a symptom of a need, after a ghastly war and during a ghastly pseudo-peace, for the young to raise a voice of protest against the failures of the adult world. The young used many voices-anger, contempt, self-pity-but the quietest, that of a decent perplexed American adolescent, proved the most telling" (Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels , 53-4).. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        THE LITTLE HORSE BUS. Illustrated by Dorothy Craigie

      London: Max Parrish, 1952 From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Illustrated by Dorothy Glover under the name Dorothy Craigie. Glover & Graham Green had an affair from 1938 until the late forties. Squarish, slim 4to., 35pp. Illustrated throughout in colour. Original red cloth with gilt coach on upper cover. Original pictorial dustwrapper. First edition. A fine copy in wrapper with one tiny chip expertly restored at the spine crown. One of the four very uncommon Graham Greene children's adventures. R.A Wobbe; Graham Greene - Bibliography: Guide to Research, A29.. 1st Edition. Illus. by Dorothy Glover / Dorothy Craigie.

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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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