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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.

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

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

      Typed Letter Signed “HST” as President, one page, 7” x 8.75”. 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’s Secretary of the Treasury from 1946-1953. In full, “Attached is a telegram which you left with me the other day. It certainly is interesting.” According to the president’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” x 7.75”, is present. Sent by financier and presidential advisor Bernard Baruch and received by Snyder on December 11, 1952 at 11:31 AM. In full, “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.” According to an Associated Press story datelined Washington, December 10 and published in December 11, 1952, newspapers, “President Truman today declared Gen MacArthur should at once present to him any honorable and reasonable plan for ending the Korean War. ‘If we can cut this fighting in Korea short by one day, we should do so,’ the President said in a statement written aboard the special train which brought him back to Washington from Independence, Mo., tonight … The Presidential statement began: ‘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.’ The two sentences were dictated after the President had read, with what [Acting Press Secretary Roger] Tubby described as ‘considerable interest,’ 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’s proposal … MacArthur said, ‘There is a clear and definite solution to the Korean conflict – one without an unduly heavy price in friendly casualties or any increased danger of provoking universal conflict…’”

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

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        TLS., [THE ACROBATS[

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

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

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/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: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, clean pages, tight spine, light shelf wear, 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, clean jacket, light shelf wear, bright front panel.

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

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        The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. [Narnia]

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

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

      London: Secker & Warburg. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1952. 1st UK Edition; First Printing. Cloth. An attractive First British Edition/First Printing, Bürgin 129. Near Fine condition with light foxing to edges in alike, lightly rubbed dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Thomas Mann directly on the title page; One of Thomas Mann'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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