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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Archaic Chinese Jades from the Edward and Louise B. Sonnenschein Collection

      Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. xiii, 279pp. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a very good hardback in a rubbed and edgeworn, but attractive jacket. wb

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        THE SEA AROUND US. Signed

      London: Staples Press,, 1952 Carson, Rachel. THE SEA AROUND US. Signed. London: Staples Press, 1952. First UK Edition. Drawings by Katherine L. Howe. Tipped to the front pastedown is an interesting TLS to Professor Harvey of The University of southern California dated November 5th 1962 concerning her availability to participate in the production of a television program with the good professor, detailing her commitments & desire to work things out. A very good letter. A fine copy in a near fine or better dustwrapper with the rare gold wraparound band highlighting the book status as the 1952 National Book award winner. Also present Staples neat promotional Lighthouse Bookmark. An excellent package.. Signed. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Allhem 1952. Förlagets blå halvfranska band med fem upphöjda bind, förgylld ryggdekor, övre guldsnitt, 3 bevarade färgtryckta skyddsomslag; skyddsomslagen med skador, i övrigt välhållen. Komplett i 5 volymer.. Det klassiska och oumbärliga referensverket inom svensk konst!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        East of Eden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Natural

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

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

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

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        The Borrowers (First UK Edition)

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

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

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

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1659-1669.

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

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        I Promessi Sposi.

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

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

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

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        The Natural (First Edition)

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

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

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

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      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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        Complete collection of books and pamphlets of poetry published by the Fantasy Press,

      Oxford: The Fantasy Press., 1952 - 1962. Including the entire Fantasy Poets Series, as listed by John Cotton in his bibliography. 71 volumes, small octavo and quarto. A large collection mostly in original coloured card wrappers, 5 volumes in original cloth, 1 volume with original dust jacket and 2 volumes with original glassine wraps. Housed in dark blue cloth solander boxes. Some volumes have rust marks from staples, some light foxing to wrappers of New Poems Volume Two; Number Two, cloth of Fighting Terms a little discoloured, glassine wrapper of The Elegies of Ovid slightly browned and quite chipped at head and tail of spine, overall a superb and utterly complete collection. Fantasy Poets Series: Elizabeth Jennings, Peace Young, James Price, Donald Hall, Simon Broadbent, Peter Dale Scott, Paul West, F. George Steiner, Lotte Zurdorfer, Martin Seymore-Smith, Geoffrey Hill, Adrienne Cecile Rich, Michael Shanks, Michell Raper, A. Alvarez, Thom Gunn, Anthony Thwaite, Arthur Boyars, Donald Davie, Jonathan Price, Phillip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Richard Selig, Adrian Mitchell, J. E. M. Lucie-Smith, John Holloway, Richard Drain, Laurence D. Lerner, Daibhidh Michell [Mitchell], H. S. Eveling, Mark Holloway, Richard Aldridge, Kenneth Wood, Dennis Keene, Richard Kell. New Poems Series: Vol. 1, (No.s 1-4) from Autumn 1952 to Summer 1953 edited by Donald Hall, Vol. 2 (No.s 1 & 2) No. 1 (Autumn 1953) edited by Donald Hall, No. 2 (undated) edited by Jonathan Price and Geoffrey Hall. Other books and pamphlets of poetry: Exile (1952) by Donald Hall, Poems (1953) by Elizabeth Jennings, Taproot (1953) by Lucien Stryk, Fighting Terms (1954) by Thom Gunn [2 copies], A Form of Words (1954) by George Macbeth, The Elegies of Ovid (1954) translated by Christopher Marlowe with 15 line drawings by Oscar Mellor, The Poems of David Raikes (1954), The Brides of Reason (1955) by Donald Davie, The Neclace (1955) by Charles Tomlinson, The Fool and the Fancy (1955) by Anthony Baily, This and That (1955) by Gordon Wharton, Poetry from Cambridge (1952-54) edited by Karl Miller, The Trespasser (1956) by Lucien Stryk, Mandragola (1956) by Niccolo Machiavelli, The Lovers Martyrdom (1957) translated by Ian Fletcher, The Calandar of love (1959) by Carl Bode, The Evans Country (1962) Kingsley Amis, Lectures to the Trainees (1962) by George Macbeth, Ladycross (1962) by Richard Coleman Williams, Walk from the House (1962) by Peter Dale, Other Hands (1962) by Michael Fried. Oxford Poetry Series: 1953 edited by Donald Hall and Geoffrey Hill, 1954 edited by Jonathan Price and Anthony Thwaite, 1955 edited by Adrian Mitchell and Richard Selig, 1956 edited by Bernard Donoughie and Gabriel Pearson, 1957 edited by Peter Ferguson and Dennis Keene, 1959 edited by Roger Lonsdale and Judy Spink, 1960 edited by John Fuller and Francis Hope.

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      1952. ONCHI Koshiro. HON NO BIJUTSU. 1952. Large 8vo., 135pp., hand-bound By Sei-enso in decorated leather. This is one of only 5 copies so bound of the entire edition of 1500 copies. Illustrated mostly in b+w, but with color plates. This is Onchi's seminal work on book design (the title translates as "book arts"); it includes his opinions on book aesthetics and a catalogue of his own extensive output of book designs. There is a bit of scant light foxing to some text leaves, but the illustrations are clean. Housed in (the original?) handmade paper-covered clamshell box. This is an essential work by arguably the most important book designer of modern Japan.

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        A History of Golf in Great Britain

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd.,, 1952. With a foreword by Sir George Cunningham, GCIE, KCSI. Captain (1950-51) of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Quarto. Recent dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, pictorial block to front board, single rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 5 colour plates and numerous black and white plates. Presentation bookplate to front free endpaper, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The other contributors are H. Gardiner-Hill; Sir Guy Campbell; Henry Cotton; Henry Longhurst; Leonard Crawley; Enid Wilson; Lord Brazabon of Tara.

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        Orlando (The Marmalade Cat) A Seaside Holiday

      London, Country Life Ltd.,, 1952. Folio. Original pictorial paper boards, cloth spine, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Lavishly illustrated throughout by the author. An exceptionally nice copy in the torn and creased dust jacket with some loss at the spine. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the verso of the front free endpaper, "To Roger Woolhead with love from Kathleen Hale." Presentation copies of Orlando titles are uncommon.

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        Country Life Magazines

      - London - Country Life Magazine, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. All the consecutive issues of Country Life magazine fromJanuary 4th 1952to December 24th, 1953. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, paintings, and drawings, along with colour advertisements. Containig issues CXI, CXII (parts I and II), CXIII (parts I and II), and CXIV (parts I and II). Including articles on hunting, country houses, historical events, and much more. The magazine covers the pleasures and joys of rural life, as well as the concerns of rural people. It is primarily concerned with rural communities and their environments as well as the concerns of country dwellers and landowners and has a diverse readership which, although mainly UK based is also international. Much of its success has historically been built on its coverage of country houses, architecture and gardening. Country Life was launched in 1897, incorporating Racing Illustrated. At this time it was owned by Edward Hudson, the owner of Lindisfarne Castle and various Lutyens-designed houses including The Deanery in Sonning. At that time golf and racing served as its main content, as well as the property coverage, initially of manorial estates, that has become its mainstay. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the late Queen Mother, used to appear frequently on its front cover. The frontispiece, which usually features a young woman from a landed British family, is very well known and is called popularly Girls in Pearls, showing upper class British rural life in its most ideal light. Condition: In green cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks and light bumping to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        CERBERUS. Poems

      Toronto: Contact Press, 1952 The First book of the press. First edition. 8vo, pp. 98. iIlustrated stiff brown wrappers. About 650 copies printed. Perhaps the single most important publishing venture in the annals of modern Canadian poetics, this breakthrough collaboration launched Contact Press in Canada & the Press's subsequent explosive period of poetry publishing, the most significant in the history of the nation. A seldom seen fine, fresh copy.. 1st Edition.

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      Toronto: The Contact Press, 1952. Brown printed wrappers are slightly edgeworn, as they are larger than the guts of the book. Staple binding is exposed under the front and rear endpages, but is not unsightly. A rather nice copy of the first book from this important Canadian poetry press run by the three individuals who appear in this volume.. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good +/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        Codicé Mexicanus. Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris. Nos 23-24

      Société des Américanistes, Paris 1952 - 2 sections. [387]-498+[1 plate] pages with tables, figures and bibliography. Part 2 Codex: 102 facsimile plates. Small folio (11 1/4" x 7 1/4") bound in original wrappers. Journal de la Société des Américanistes, New Series, volume XLI. Includes the following articles. L'ajagak, bilboquet eskimo by Robert Gessain; Collections archeologiques martinquaises de Musee de l'Homme by Raoul d'Harcourt; Introduction a l'archeologie martiniquaise by Le Pere Rober Pinchon; As mascaras-de-dansa dos Pancararu de Tacaratu by Estevao Pinto. First edition. The Codex Mexicanus is a late-sixteenth-century native manuscript with calendrical, genealogical, historical, and biblical contents presented in both pictures and prose. It is a small manuscript (measuring 10 × 20 centimeters), painted on native bark paper and bound as a Western book. The presence of two distinct hands (Mengin, 1952, p. 395), as well as multiple erasures and palimpsests, makes it clear that the manuscript was not written in a single period but instead was used, annotated, and altered over time. There are large gaps in our knowledge of the manuscript's history. Its authors were anonymous Nahuatl speakers; little is known about the circumstances of the manuscript's creation or use. In fact, we do not know anything of its history and provenience with certainty until its nineteenth-century ownership, first by Joseph Aubin and then by Eugène Goupil. It is now held at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. The manuscript is a composite one, consisting of several distinct sections. In order of their progression, these are an incomplete, European-derived Saint's day calendar (pp. 2–8); several pages with European calendrical and astrological information, including both a European and a native calendar wheel (pp. 9–12); charts with tonalpohualli day names and coefficients (pp. 13–14) and dates and numbers in both European and native systems (p. 15); genealogies of several Mexica rulers (pp. 16–17); year count annals that include the years 1168 through 1590 (pp. 18–87); biblical scenes (p. 88); and finally, a partial tonalamatl (pp. 89–101). The year count provides the history of the Mexica from their migration from Aztlán to Tenochtitlan and continues through the Conquest and Early Colonial period. Pages 24-34 of the year count annals contain Nahuatl texts in alphabetic script that treat the signs of the European Zodiac. The Codex Mexicanus can be likened to an almanac, in this case a personal reference work created and annotated by an educated Nahua. Traditionally, the Codex Mexicanus has been seen as an example of the fairly quick and complete process of acculturation (both artistic and intellectual) undergone by the Nahua during the course of the sixteenth century. This is the view taken by Donald Robertson (1994), for instance. A great deal of the manuscript's contents are clearly European-derived (such as the saint's day calendar and zodiacal information), and these demonstrate the influence of European thought on Nahua thought. It is in part this very hybridity, however, that makes the manuscript useful to scholars. The Codex Mexicanus provides us with an example of the intellectual reactions of the Nahua to the new ideas (in particular, calendrical and zodiacal ones) that entered Mexico during the Colonial period. It is a valuable source on Nahua culture of the early Colonial period because it provides a firsthand view of some of the ways in which the Nahua actively adapted their traditional modes of expression and their traditional knowledge to incorporate Spanish ideas. Condition: Some soiling to the wrappers, edges and spine sunned, some edge wear else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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      London: William Heinemann, (1952)., 1952 First Edition. Number 20 of 500 copies Signed by Maugham. A fine copy in beige over navy calf, morocco label titled and ruled in gilt, t.e.g., many pages uncut, in the original clear glassine dustwrapper. Housed in the publisher's black slipcase. 8vo. 241pp. Stott A74a. Exceptional copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Typescript Letter and Autograph Note, Signed, to Mrs. Bertram Hulen

      1952. [Hulen, Bertram D. (1889-1949)]. Frankfurter, Felix [1882-1965]. [Typescript Letter and Autograph Note, Signed by Felix Frankfurter, to Mrs. Bertram Hulen, And Related Items]. Washington, DC, January 10, 1952. 4" x 5" autograph note, signed, to Mrs. Bertram D. Hulen on U.S. Supreme Court letterhead clipped to carbon copy of typewritten 8" x 10" letter to Albert Balink. [And] [Typewritten Letter, Signed by Julius Klein, to Mrs. Hulen]. Washington, DC, January 16, 1952]. [With] [Invitation to the 1952 William the Silent Award Dinner, With Envelope]. New York, January 22, 1952. [And] [A Group of Newspaper Clippings About the Award Dinner]. January, 1952. Negligible wear and soiling. A well preserved collection. * Hulen, a reporter for the New York Times, was the dean of State Department reporters. He was killed in a plane crash in India while returning from an assignment in Indonesia. This collection relates to his posthumous nomination for the 1952 William the Silent Award for Journalism. The Frankfurter letter is an unsigned carbon copy. It is addressed to the head of the Award's executive committee. The justice expresses regret that he will not be able to attend the dinner and implies strongly that the award should go to Hulen. Frankfurter notes his friendship with Hulen and praises his contributions to journalism and democracy. The attached autograph note, signed with a full signature, shows that the copy was given to Mrs. Hulen. The letter from Klein, a member of the committee, accompanied the invitation to the award dinner. In the end the award went to Anne O'Hare McCormick of the New York Times Editorial Board.

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        La France de Profil [A Profile of France]

      Lusanne: La Guilde du Livre. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION. "Of all Strand's books, La France de profil (A Profile of France) is the truest collaboration with a writer. It is Roy's book as much as Strand's. Not content only to write a text explaining the imagery, or describing France, Roy allowed the physical form of his writing to be guided by the form of the pictures. Pages were conceived as image-text pieces, with the writer's hand-written texts wittily echoing the photograph's compositional lines across the pages, or combined with photographs placed amongst paragraphs collaged from newspapers. All this was couched in the most illustrious gravure from the DDR." Strand "used individual people and places to talk about universal issues- the dignity of the ordinary man, the relationship between man and nature, the necessity to work, and human mortality. Frequently the gorgeousness of his photographs distracts from these themes, but they are there, and if one sometimes finds it hard to tease them out, one is more than adequately compensated by the sheer beauty of his images" (Parr/Badger, The Photobook, I.207). Roth 136. Lusanne: La Guilde du Livre, (1952). Quarto, original photo-pictorial dust jacket over stiff wrappers; original glassine; custom clamshell box. With a Guilde du Livre bookplate laid-in. Small chips to glassine. A fine copy.

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        VERVE An Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume VII, Numbers 27/28

      Paris: Verve, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. illustrated boards. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 36 x 27 cm. Host of original lithographs -- Braque (cover) printed by Mourlot, and in consecutive order as they appear in the volume, and with number of original lithographs by each artist in parenthesis: Braque [2], Matisse [4], Laurens [2], Giacommetti [2], Masson [4], Leger [4], Miro [5], Bores [2], Gromaire [2], Chagall [8]. Many are in color and some are double-paged. Cartier-Bresson contributes two photographs of the pond at Giverney -- what Monet saw and felt. Plus additional black and white and color plates, some tipped-in. Text in French. Slight chipping backstrip head and foot.

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        Player Piano

      New York: Charles Scribner's, 1952.. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original green cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author, "Warmest possible greetings to Jack Cordes, Who this day, God love him, asked me to autograph a book which, unloved, went out of print thirteen years ago. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Iowa City Sept. 29, 1966". An excellent near fine copy, which shows some of the usual sunning to the cloth extremities in a bright near fine dust jacket that shows only light toning to the spine panel. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. An exceptional inscription.

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