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        THE CURRENTS OF SPACE

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

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

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

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        Player Piano

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        Homage To Catalonia

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        HAVET SOM OMGIR OSS (Norwegian Version of The Sea Around US). Signed

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        INVISIBLE MAN

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

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        So Kampften Sie

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

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        Invisible Man

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

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        East of Eden

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

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

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

      [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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        THE GRASS HARP. A PLAY

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

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        Homage To Catalonia

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

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        FIND THE FEATHERED SERPENT

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

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

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

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        PLAYER PIANO

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

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        Phantom Song

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

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        The Grass Harp: A Play

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

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        A Theory of Price Control (Signed First Edition)

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

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        A Book of Mediterranean Food

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

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        Barabbas. Skådespel i två akter.

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

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        Homage To Catalonia

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

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        CITY

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

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        THE NATURAL

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

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        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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        ISLANDS IN THE SKY

      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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        THIS ISLAND EARTH

      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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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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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        THE ILLUSTRATED MAN

      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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        MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: THE CABINET AND THE PRESIDENCY 1920-1933

      1952. Very Good. HOOVER, Herbert. THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: THE CABINET AND THE PRESIDENCY 1920-1933. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1952. First edition. Warmly inscribed by Hoover to former Massachusetts Governor Christian Herter on front flyleaf. xii + [2] + 405 pp. 8vo., blue cloth stamped in gilt. Minor shelfwear to heel and crown, else fine; in a worn dust jacket with light soil and nicks and small closed tears at edges, front flap price-clipped, some tape reinforcement to reverse. Very good overall, with a nice association.

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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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