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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Hans Tisdall. 1953 Pulitzer Prize winner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 127 pages .

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      New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, (1952). First Edition. Hardcover. Minor rubbing to the spine tips of the book.Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Outstanding association. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in full blue synthetic leather with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover consisting of a quote by Truman. Illustrated with numerous facsimiles of Truman's writing, drawings, and photographs in color and black and white. This is one of only 250 numbered copies. Instead of a number, Truman has written the initials "G.M.E." of the recipient of the copy. Further the book is INSCRIBED by Truman as President below the initials "To: Hon. George M. Elsey,/From: The President./White House./August 10, 1952." In addition, in the blank margin beneath the color frontispiece photograph of Truman at his desk, the President has written: "To an able & efficient public servant!" George Elsey worked in the White House Map Room during WWII before becoming an Administrative Assistant to President Truman from 1949 until the end of 1951 when he left the White House staff to be the senior assistant to Averill Harriman who was named to the new post of director for Mutual Security in the Executive Office of the President. Elsey remained in that position until January 1953 and the end of the Truman administration. As Truman's assistant, Elsey worked on most of Truman's important speeches and had an important role in shaping them to conform to Truman's natural, off-the-cuff, forceful style. It was to Elsey in 1945 that Truman handed his historic handwritten note to be transmitted to the War Department authorizing the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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        THE BURDEN (Inscribed By Agatha Christie)

      London: Heinemann, 1952. [Christie, Agatha] Westmacott, Mary. THE BURDEN. London: William Heinemann, (1956). First Edition. A Very Good or better copy (spine slightly cocked and a touch faded, a little foxing to edges) in original publisher's cloth, missing the uncommon dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE on the front-free endpaper using her pseudonym: "To Charlotte, with love from Mary Westmacott." From the collection (book-label to front paste-down) of Charlotte "Carlo" Fisher (1895-1976). Charlotte Fisher, initially hired to serve as nanny to Christie's daughter Rosalind, was pressed into service as a part-time shorthand secretary during the earliest days of the author's career. To quote from Christie's autobiography, Charlotte Fisher was "friend and secretary and governess and dogsbody and everything else for many years. [She] is still one of my best friends." The plot was summarized by Rosalind Christie on the occasion of Agatha Christie's centenary as a story about "a girl's obsession with her younger sister and the closeness of hate to love, the "burden" in this story being the weight of one person's love on someone else." Agatha Christie wasn't in the habit of inscribing her non-mystery novels; no record of any other contemporaneously signed or inscribed Mary Westmacott books have appeared at public auction. We have five, out of six, of Charlotte Fisher's personal "Mary Westmacott" titles in stock. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        SHERLOCK HOLMES. THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES. His Adventures. Memoirs. Return. His last Bow & The Case Book

      John Murray. London/Studley Press. Ewell, Surrey.,1952. RARE UNRECORDED EDITION. 8vo.(7.5 x 5.2 inches). The sheets of a reprint John Murray edition, apparently bought by the Studley Press and issued in their own delux leather binding of full dark brown morocco. Spine ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Three gilt bordered compartments with illustrations of a Pipe, Deerstalker hat & Violin in each. The Studley Press wreath and name is stamped in gilt to the bottom of the spine. Decorative grape and leaf border within double gilt ruled border on boards. Gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature in the middle. Top edge gilt. Originally issued with endpapers that had the Studley Press wreath and wording "Made in England by Studley Press, Ewell: Surrey", this volume either has a variant or has had them replaced with marbled endpapers. A fine, bright copy. ------ This studley Press edition is not recorded in De Waal or Green and Gibson. A rare variant in a highly decorative binding and in fine condition.:

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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,. 1952. boards.. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light shelf wear at tail of. spine panel, front corners, and along lower front panel and tiny. internal cellophane tape reinforcement at upper front corner. (#83095). First edition. The fourth Lew Archer novel. "This is the best of the early Lew Archer novels." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 524-25.

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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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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster, (1952). Very good in a good jacket, mostly complete, with several small tears and stains, and one larger chip at the spine heel.. First U.S. Edition. Folio. Caption booklet laid in. Boards and dust jacket designed by Matisse. 126 images, lusciously printed, of Cartier-Bresson's early work. Only few photobooks in history can match the influence of The Decisive Moment. Since its publication in 1952, it has remained one of the pillars of photography. (Parr / Badger, v1, 208-209; Roth 134-135; Open Book 154-155).

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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. 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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        The Old Man and the Sea

      NY: Scribner, 1952. First edition. Written in Cuba in 1951, this short novel was originally intended to be part of a larger work with the sea as a common thread. However, under growing fiscal duress, Hemingway honed in on the 26,531 words that constituted "Book IV" of the larger work, telling Scribner in a letter: "This is the prose that I have been working for all my life that should read easily and simply and seem short and yet have all the dimensions of the visible world and the world of a man's spirit." Hemingway concludes by saying that "(i)t is as good prose as I can write as of now." Widely regarded as the pinnacle of Hemingway's minimal narrative style, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and was instrumental in Hemingway's Nobel Prize, which he received in 1954. It was also the last major work that Hemingway produced in his lifetime. This is a very fine copy in blue cloth, with bright silver lettering on the spine. With a fine first issue pictorial dust wrapper, unclipped, which shows only the slightest toning to the spine and two minute spots of rubbing at the top of the spine.

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        The Nymphs of Fiesole.

      Verona. Editiones Officinae Bodoni. 1952. Bound in half gilt ruled Vellum and paper covered boards. Gilt titles to spine. t.e.g. 4to. 7.5" x 11.5 This Edition, has been pinted in Griffo type on the hand-press in 225 numbered copies on hand-made Fabrino paper, of which this is number 93. Illustrated with Woodcuts by Bartolommeo Di Giovanni for a lost Quattrocentro Edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and now been reesembled and recut by Fritz Kredel. Very mild usual foxing to fore-edge. Very slight foxing to front and rear pastedowns. A Very Fine crisp copy, in a Good original publisher's slipcase.

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      London: MacMillan and Co., Ltd., 1952. Reprint. Full red calf. Still a bright, Near Fine example of a lovely binding. Two volumes beautifully bound in full red polished calf by Charles E. Lauriat with a large gilt rabbit on the front cover and a gilt queen on the rear cover, dual gilt-ruled borders, gilt dentelles, and a gilt-decorated spine with contrasting morocco spine labels. Both volumes with the original illustrations by John Tenniel. Very mild wear to the spine tip at the top with light rubbing to the front spine edge which has a half-inch split at the top.

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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

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        Ralph Rashleigh or the Life of an Exile by "Giacomo di Rosenberg" (James Tucker). Edited with Introduction and Notes by Colin Roderick [One of 50 numbered copies]

      Sydney, London, Angus and Robertson 1952 - xlix, [332]p. Original quarter morocco with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, 10 black and white plates, endpaper maps. The deluxe edition containing an additional etching by Geoffrey Ingleton with tissue guard, printed on rag paper by Halstead Press in Sydney and bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in London. This superb special edition was restricted to 50 numbered copies signed by the Editor. In fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Dance to The Music of Time Comprising. 12 vols set.] A Buyer's Market. A Novel. / A Question of Upbringing. A Novel. / The Acceptance World. A Novel. / At Lady Molly's. A Novel. / Casanova's Chinese Restaurant. A Novel. / The Kindly Ones. A Novel. / The Valley of Bones. A Novel. / The Soldier's Art. A Novel. / The Military Philosophers. A Novel. / Books do Furnish a Room. A Novel. / Temporary Kings. A Novel. / Hearing Secret Harmonies. A Novel.

      London: Heinemann, - 12 vols. d.w. Red cloth. [A Buyer's Market.] First edition, Second printing. (First published 1952.) 1955. Reprinted. 274pp. d.w. partly sunned & sl.stained & sl.torn. Spined of d.w. sl.chipped. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. Guard of half title page sl.cracked. 19x13cm. [A Question of Upbringing.] First edition, Fourth printing. (First published 1951.) 1955. Reprinted. 230pp. d.w. partly sunned. Upper parts of d.w. sl.torn. Side of front d.w. sl.chipped. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Acceptance World.] First edition, Second printing. (First published 1955.) 1955. Reprinted. 214pp. d.w. partly sunned & sl.torn. Spine of d.w. sl.chipped. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [At Lady Molly's.] 1957. First published. 239pp. d.w. partly sunned & sl.stained. Spine of d.w. sl.torn. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf partly sunned. 19x13cm. [Casanova's Chinese Restaurant.] 1960. First published. 229pp. d.w. sl.sunned. Rear flap sl.torn. Upper of rear cover sl.chipped. All edges partly sunned. Sl.spotted on rear ep. Front & rear fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Kindly Ones.] 1962. First published. 254pp. d.w. sl.sunned. All edges parlty sunned. Sl.spotted on top & fore edges. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Valley of Bones.] 1964. First published. 243pp. d.w. sl.sunned. All edges partly sunned. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Soldier's Art.] 1966. First published. 228pp. Spine of d.w. sl.sunned. All edges sl.sunned & stained. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [The Military Philosophers.] 1968. First published. 244pp. d.w. sl.sunned & stained. All edges sl.sunned. A small spotted on fore & bottom edges. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [Books do Furnish a Room.] 1971. First published. 241pp. All edges sl.sunned & stained. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [Temporary Kings.] 1973. First published. 280pp. d.w. sl.stained. All edges sl.sunned. Rear ep. sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [Hearing Secret Harmonies.] 1975. First published. 272pp. d.w. sl.stained. All edges sl.sunned & stained. Front & rear fly leaf sl.sunned. 19x13cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment

      Simon & Schuster, New York, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Spine split and loose with substantial loss at ends, a bit of wear and bumping at corners, Matisse designed covers still attractive and largely unmarked. Bright internally but lacking the caption booklet. 126 photographs with captions at rear. Old inscription sprawling over front endpaper. This is the first US edition. Size: Folio. Previous owner's inscription, lavish, in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Photography; Inventory No: 043252. .

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        A Stone for Danny Fisher (Signed First Edition)

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To E.F. / With appreciation for all your kind encouragements / Fondly / Harold R." Basis for the 1958 film "King Creole," directed by Michael Curtiz and starring a different king, Elvis Presley, in what is generally considered to be his best film, as the titular Danny Fisher. About Fine in a very bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is lightly rubbed at the extremities but completely unfaded and without any chips or tears. An exceptional example of a book scarce in collectible condition, particularly signed.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribner's, New York 1952 - 1st Edition. Hardcover. Small chips head and heal of spine, toning to front posted down and FFEP. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diary of Anne Frank

      Doubleday 1952 - First Edition, First Printing bound in the publisher's black cloth with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful First Issue dustjacket with the $3.00 price with minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight, with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Anne Frank First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Perspectives for the Lawrason Driscoll Residence, Novato, California. (Possible address 405 Gage Lane)

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June 1952 - August 1952. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 16 sheets. Job #232, for Lawrence Driscoll (1908-1982), Attorney at Bronson, Bronson and Mckinnon. File Numbers 1927 and 4065. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        Harry Truman Writes on the Purpose of the Press

      Harry Truman Writes on the Purpose of the Press "When our forefathers established special guarantees for the freedom of the press, they did so not for the personal aggrandizement of the publishers, but to serve the public" Truman was president in a time of rising suspicion and even paranoia about communists and the extent to which they had infiltrated American life. It was the era of McCarthyism and blacklists, and as the main target of the red-baiters, Truman to some degree had to ride the tiger the better to control it. Thus he has come under criticism for instituting loyalty oaths and failing to stand up for freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Yet the following letter demonstrates that this criticism is not altogether justified, and that at the height of the McCarthy madness, he had a clear picture of the value and purpose of freedom of the press, the most controversial of those rights. Typed Letter Signed on White House letterhead, Washington, May 12, 1952, to Wellington Wales, editor of the newspaper The Citizen-Advertiser in Auburn, New York. "I was pleased to learn that the Auburn Citizen-Advertiser has been selected for the ÔMost Valuable Citizen to the Community' award of Auburn, New York. When our forefathers established special guarantees for the freedom of the press, they did so not for the personal aggrandizement of the publishers, but to serve the public. The award that has come to you is a gratifying demonstration of the true role of a newspaper in a democratic society." In 1946, Truman had called freedom of the press "one of the freedoms for which we were fighting and essential to our democratic way of life." Here he not only advocates it, but more significantly shows his understanding that the Founding Fathers did not establish that freedom to benefit the publishers (or by extension the other elites which publishers often represent), but to inform and enlighten the common people. A radical purpose, both in 1790 and today, and a very important presidential statement.

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        Austria V England 1952 ("lion Of Vienna") Football Programme

      1952 - Official programme for the iconic Austria v England international played at the Prater Stadium, Vienna, May 25 1952. England won 3-2, Lofthouse's 2 goals earning him the lasting sobriquet of "Lion of Vienna". Covers slightly faded. Good.

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        The Constant Wife

      Doubleday 1952 - 1st US edition. Signed and inscribed by the author on cover page. Internally very nice, clean copy. Wrapper has worn edges, tear by the spine. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

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

      Chapman & Hall, London 1952-1961. 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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard. First Edition, Third Printing [and] The Spirit of Liberty [one of 375 copies, privately printed by Leonard F. Bahr]

      Presentation copy of the only collection of Hand's essays and addresses, "To George F. Goodyear [fellow Harvard Law graduate and upstate New Yorker] / in the belief that the / performance will realize / the promise / Learned Hand / Sep 29, 1952". Original cloth, gilt [and] printed stapled wraps, both works now housed in a specially designed folding case and cloth box; quite attractive. Alfred A. Knopf [and] Adagio Press, New York [and] Harper Woods, 1952 & 1964.

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        Stanze della funicolare

      De Luca 1952 16mo pp. 56 broch Ottimo (Fine) [Gambetti, 1997]

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      1952. 1. NORTON,MARY. THE BORROWERS. London: J.M. Dent (1952). 8vo, blue pictorial cloth, tiny imperfection in cloth else fine in a very good dust wrapper with slight fraying restored. 1st edition, Carnegie Award Winner. The first of Norton's wonderful fantasies about these miniature people who must live by borrowing from humans and what happens when their daughter becomes friendly with a human boy. Illustrated by DIANA STANLEY with pictorial endpapers, color frontis plus many nice text illustrations. (See Lynn p.157). This is an excellent copy, quite hard to find.

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        54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set, with Following Related Sets: 10-Volume Gateway to the Great Books Set & 10-Volume Great Ideas Program Set

      Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Includes original custom bookcase designed for the original 54 volumes (these were originally sold door-to-door, and could be purchased with the shelf included). No jackets. Minor chips from heads of several spines (common with this set). Price includes significant additional shipping costs associated with sending the books with the shelf. 1952 Hard Cover. 74 total volumes: 54-volume Britannica Great Books set; 10-volume Gateway to the Great Books Set; 10-volume The Great Ideas Program set. Great books set includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Sterne; Fielding; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; Hegel; Goethe; Melville; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; William James; Freud. The Gateway to the Great Books includes: Introduction & Syntopical Guide; Imaginative Literature 2-4; Critical Essays; Man and Society 6-7; Natural Science; Mathematics; Philosophical Essays. The Great Ideas Program includes An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education; The Development of Political Theory and Government; Foundations of Science and Mathematics; Religion and Theology; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence; Imaginative Literature I & II; Ethics: The Study of Moral Values; Biology, Psychology and Medicine; Philosophy.

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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.

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      Boston: Atlantic Little Brown, 1952 Mowat, Farley. PEOPLE OF THE DEER. Boston: Atlantic Little Brown, 1952. First Edition. Presentation Copy. 8vo., 352pp. A stunning copy of the author's first book. Fine in like sharp, fresh dustwrapper. Publisher's green boards, map endpapers. Inscribed on the half title to the recipients & Signed & Dated in 1987. A stunning premium copy. $1800. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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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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      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.

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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)

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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.

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      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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