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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Near fine in very good dustwrapper with a small chip on the front panel, a small tear, and slight offsetting on the flaps and inside the jacket from adhesive used on an old homemade jacket protecter. Still a nice and bright copy of the author's first book. Burgess 99.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Laughing To Keep From Crying.

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1952. First edition of Hughes' second major collection of short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Inscribed especially for Wolfgang, With sincere regard Langston New York March 30, 1952." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. "More than any other American writer, Langston Hughes brought African American culture and traditions into American literature" (Oxford Encyclopedia, 237). Laughing to Keep from Crying, his first collection of short fiction in nearly two decades, highlights the finest aspects of his work: his "simple, direct, style, the thirst for social criticism, the balance between satire and comedy, the basic, easily recognizable plot line, and the ability to create 'everyman' characters" (Ostram, Langston Hughes). Its title, drawn from a blues lyric, especially speaks to how "Hughes was galvanized by the music of his people, whether blues, jazz, or religious... his specific commitment to depicting and strengthening the African American heartbeat in America... gave him a place of central importance in 20th-century African American literature and American literature generally" (Gates and Higginbotham, African American Lives, 420-22). On publication, the stories in Laughing won immediate praise as "highly successful... each is the work of a 'writer' in the finest sense of the word" (New York Times).

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        Machine Tabulation in the Census Office: 1870-1912.-- UNPUBLISHED

      1952 - Unpublished Copy of a History of Machine Tabulation (1952) Holley, Robert H. "Machine Tabulation in the Census Office: 1870-1912." (Copyright 1952, photomechanical reproduction, 11x8.5 inches, (5), 44 sheets, (4) pp of index, (3) pp chronology 1846-1929, plus 14 leaves of illustrations. Includes a number of manuscript corrections to the original some of which are original, the others not. This seems to be an unpublished manuscript, even though there is a WorldCat/OCLC record, there is no listing for a library. Geoffrey D. Austrian, in his authoritative Herman Hollerith: Forgotten Giant of Information Processing (1982) refers to Holley in chapter 1 and states the source to be an "unpublished manuscript" held at the Census Records, National Archives. __+__ The Holley paper includes: "Comment on Robert H. Holley's Machine Tabulation in the Census Bureau, 1870-1912." by Leon Truesdell. 11x8.5 inches, 5 leaves (carbons?) single-space of notes and corrections by Truesdell on the Holley text. The numbers of the notes are annotated in red on the text.__+__ Plus: TLs from Truesdell to the former owner and historian and medical statistician in the biowarfare section at Fort Detrick, dated 11/8/1966. This copy differs somewhat from the OCLC copy which does not actually seem to be located in any library. The catalogued copy seems not to have the illustrations nor the chronology at the end.

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        My [We]

      New York: Izdatel'stvo imeni Chekhova, 1952. Octavo (19.5 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 200, [6] pp. About very good; rear wrapper lightly discolored; nick to lower left corner. The first appearance in print of the original Russian text of Zamyatin's only completed novel, a groundbreaking dystopian work. "We" was read as a bitter satire on Soviet society and could not be published in Russia. Completed in 1921, it was first issued in an English translation in 1924 (New York, E. P. Dutton), and later in a 1927 translation into Czech by Vaclav Koenig, who was assisted by Roman Jakobson. A severely altered version of the Russian text was printed in the Russian emigre journal "Volia Rossii" in early 1927. In order to avoid repercussions for Zamyatin, who was then still living in the Soviet Union, the editor of the journal pretended to publish a translation of a Czech literary work. Nevertheless, "the apearance of the Russian version in Volia Rossii caused an open political campaign against Zamiatin in the Soviet Union, and in 1931 he wrote a letter to Stalin requesting permission to emigrate" (Olshansky, 267).

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        Rose and Crown. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1952.

      1952. VII, 307 pp. 8vo. With autogr. inscription signed: "For MacDonald Ebenezer Cornelius (Con) from Sean O'Casey. With warm regards & remembrance of many a laughing hour".

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. BOMC jacket. Book Condition: Very Good, stains, age toning, spots, shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, shelf wear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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      1952 - ALAN TURING'S MOST CITED WORK TURING, Alan. "THE CHEMICAL BASIS OF MORPHOGENESIS." A fine offprint from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. Biological Sciences, No. 641, Vol. 137, pp. 37-72, 14 August 1952. Published for the Royal Society by the Cambridge University Press, London. Publishers offprint, with "Price Eight Shillings" on cover. Many mathematical equations and two figures in text. Quarto, 30 x 23.5 cm, publisher's brick wrappers, title information to upper wrap and spine. Fine. In this, Alan Turing's most heavily-cited work, the pre-eminent mathematician, computer scientist, and hero of WW II turned his brilliant mind towards the biological sciences, proposing a model of pattern-formation that proved seminal in not only biology but also across many scientific fields. In what would be his only published work in the field, Turing addressed a fundamental problem: morphogenesis, the process by which a single cell develops into the complex, asymmetrical organisms found in nature. Turing designed a simple family of models in which stable initial distributions of change-creating chemicals called morphogens (this work introduced the term to the scientific lexicon) become unstable in the presence of any diffusion process, such as the mixing of fluids found in living tissue. Using this elegant diffusion- reaction system, understandable with college-level mathematics, Turing explains the asymmetric pattern-formation of living organisms starting from a simple early state, providing a mathematical justification for everything from the dappling of fur and seashells, the tentacle-like appendages of Hydra organisms, to the separation of the nervous system during embryonic development (gastrulation). This ground-breaking work has formed the basis for a broad array of advances in biology, from models of tumor growth, epidemic spread, and evolutionary biology, to the shapes of neuronal dendrites and neuronal polarization. Outside of the biological sciences, this paper has inspired advances in areas as diverse as the behavior of sensor networks, image processing, economic geography, spatial ecology, and machine learning models for computer vision. The universality of this pattern formation model is perhaps unsurprising given Turing's polymathy, and no less magnificent. While this article is not uncommon appearing in the bound volumes held by numerous institutions, the offprint, which appears in two states, the commercially distributed--with printed price, and the author's copy--lacking the price, are both rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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        French Country Cooking

      John Lehmann, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by John Lehmann in 1952. A near fine book without inscriptions in a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some restoration to the top of the spine and to the corners. Unclipped. Presents very well indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Shizhuzhai Jianpu (Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Paper)

      4 vols., facsimile edition of the 17th century work from the Ten Bamboo Studio showcasing a variety of paper samples with original colorful woodblock decoration, augmented with the gonghua technique of blindstamping and printed in multiple colors, decorative motifs include flowers and trees, vases, furniture, landscapes, butterflies, animals, and figures. Profusely illustrated throughout. 4to. Four volumes with orig. handmade paper wrpps. with flecked gold leaf decoration, bound with brown silk cord, housed together in a folding boards portfolio covered with silk brocade, label mounted to front cover, with two bone closures. Some slight browning to label and inside of portfolio. Beijing (Rongbao Zhai) 1952. The original work was published at the end of the Ming period, circa 1644-1645, and was compiled by Zhengyan, a late Ming dynasty seal carver. First printed on poetry-writing paper, it contained some characters from classic tales and utilized a special printing process that allowed for printing of multiple shades and colors, augmented with blindstamping. Few copies of the original survived, but one was discovered by historian Zheng Zhenduo and author Lu Xun in the 1930's. This copy became the master copy of the Republic and was the source of the first reprint in 1935. However, the master copy was in poor condition and the subsequent reprint was incomplete. In 1952 the Rongbao Zhai studio in Beijing issued a faithful reproduction of the original 17th century work, recutting blocks and incorporating the original "gonghua" blindstamping technique. In his work on the Ten Bamboo Studio, Jan Tschichold called this work "the finest issue. An incomparably perfect facsimile; the best printed book of modern times anywhere."

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. BOMC jacket. Book Condition: Very Good, stains, age toning, spots, shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, shelf wear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment: Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      New York: Simon & Schuster, in Collaboration with Editions Verve Paris , 1952. Very Good, top 1" of backstrip missing, several small tears to gutters, lacking the dust jacket. Laid in, Fine as issued, is the 12-page pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions. A sound copy of this photography classic. . First Edition. Pictorial Paper Covered Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Henri Matisse. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders The 79th News 1952-1960

      Cameron Highlanders, Inverness - Three volumes: 1952-1954, 1955-1957, 1958-1960 - a complete run of this scarce work tightly bound in light blue buckram with gilt titling. A part from some tiny nibbles to the base of the first two volumes (possibly mouse) the books are in extremely good condition. Each being bound with the front paper cover of the first magazine. Many illustrations. Overall a very good set. Heavy volumes will require extra postage. These include; The Journal of: 1st Battalion, The Depot, 4/5th Battalion TA, Liverpool Scottish TA, QO Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, Cameron Highrs. of Western Australia (16/28th Bn. Australian Military Forces), The Otago and Southland Regiment, Royal New Zealand Infantry Corps, Regimental Association [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Juniper Books]
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        Arabian Highlands

      First edition. Folding map in a pocket at end. Illustrated throughout. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt, with original pictorial dustrwapper, minor reinforcement behind nicks at head of spine, else an excellent copy. xiv, 771pp. Ithaca, Cornell University Press,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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      Farrar, Straus & Young (1952), New York - 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 "J.W.S." of the recipient of the copy. Further the book is INSCRIBED by Truman as President below the initials "To: Hon. John W. Snyder,/From: The President./White House./August 9, 1952." In addition, in the blank margin beneath the color frontispiece photograph of Truman at his desk, the President has written: "From one good friend to another!" Snyder was appointed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in 1946 by his close personal friend President Harry S. Truman, with whom he had served in World War I. He developed programs to promote greater efficiency within the Treasury Department, including a streamlining of the Internal Revenue Service, which assured a more impartial administration of tax laws, and a reform of the federal accounting system. Snyder resigned at the end Truman's term. There is a full-page color photograph of Truman and Snyder in the book, as well as several mentions of Snyder in the text. Snyder has highlighted these with pencil, including this passage: "Took Ross, Snyder and Rosenman to the 'House' for lunch. Told the three of them that they were most in my confidence and that I wanted frank and unadulterated statements of facts to me from them--and that when they could not treat me on that basis, they would be of no use to me." Minor rubbing to edges. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York: Charles Scribner's,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mr. President

      Farrar , Straus and Young, New York 1952 - Quarto, 253pp, blue leather covers, gilt type on spine and front cover piece, custom clamshell box. Signed limited edition of 250, this being number 116. First inscription by President Truman on frontispiece portrait, stating: "Kindest regards, Harry Truman." Additional personalized inscription which reads: "To Maria Sermolino, From: The President. August 13th, 1952, White House." Note card used by President Truman during signing to keep track of inscriptions is still with the book. This book was water damaged at some point during its history. Multiple pages have been water damaged, resulting in a slight curve to the book. The custom made clamshell allows for attractive presentation on the shelf. Pages continue to be delicate. Please inspect pictures carefully to fully understand the condition of this book. This is a unique piece of history. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. A very solid copy of the 1952 correct 1st edition (with the letter 'A' and Scribner colophon to the copyright page). Tight and VG+ in its light-blue cloth, with bright, completely unflecked silver-lettering along the spine. Internally, very clean as well, with no writing or markings (save for one tiny {the size of a pin-head} stain at the top-edge). And, in a crisp, price-intact ("$3.00"), VG dustjacket, with very light chipping along the top-edges, just a touch of wear at the spine-fold and one very small scuff to the spine. Octavo, olive-tinted rear panel photo of Hemingway credited to Lee Samuels.

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        Millers' Log, 1952 and 1953

      Springfield: Springfield High School. 1952-53. The yearbooks for Kesey's junior and senior high school years. Kesey appears in approximately 20 spots in the two books. Various ownership signatures and classmate signatures and inscriptions. One tiny tear to the padded cover of each volume, with a small tape repair to 1953. The overall condition is very good. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Valencia, Spain: Imprenta Litografia Ortega, (1952). oblong 12mo. illustrated stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Spanish. A Spanish printer's annual catalogue featuring samples of posters, tickets, advertisements, and tickets. Numerous items tipped-in throughout text. Many items in color. The Ortega firm was founded on 1871. Covers chipped at bottom edges, stained at lower front fore-edge corner. Scattered foxing, mainly at edges of text.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll]
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        Talking Football - SIGNED by the Author

      London: Stanley Paul, 1952. A first edition, first printing published by Stanley Paul in 1952. A near fine book with some spotting to the page edges. SIGNED by the Author (with best wishes) to the front endpaper. In a very good+ clipped wrapper with a little wear to the spine tips. Rare signed. What a legend too.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Borrowers

      First edition, first impression. Winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal, on the 70th-anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007, The Borrowers was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works.The plot-the story begins with young Kate sewing a quilt with her aunt Mrs. May. As they knit the quilt, Mrs. May tells Kate about her brother who told her about the Borrowers. She begins by telling her the story of fourteen-year-old Arrietty Clock who lived under the floorboards of a house with her father Pod and mother Homily. As Borrowers, they survive through Pod's "borrowing" of items from the "human beans" who live in the home above the floor. But one day Pod came home shaken after borrowing a toy teacup. After sending Arrietty to bed, Homily finds out that he has been "seen" by a human bean: a boy who had been sent from India to live with his great-aunt while recovering from an illness. Remembering the fate of their niece Eggletina, who wandered away and never returned after her father had been seen and the big people had brought in a cat, Pod and Homily decide to tell Arrietty. In the course of the ensuing conversation, Homily realizes that Arrietty ought to be allowed to go borrowing with Pod.Several days later, Pod and Arrietty go on a borrowing trip to retrieve fibers from a doormat for a scrubbing brush. Arrietty wanders outside where she meets the Boy, and develops a friendship with him. At one point, Arrietty tells the Boy that there cannot be very many of his kind but there are many of her kind. He disagrees and tells her of times when he had seen hundreds and even thousands of big people all in one place. Arrietty realizes that she cannot prove that there are any other Borrowers left in the world besides herself and her parents, and is upset. The Boy offers to take a letter to a badger sett two fields away from where her Uncle Hendreary, Aunt Lupy, and their children are supposed to have emigrated. On a later borrowing trip, she manages to slip the letter under the doormat where the Boy agreed to look for it.Meanwhile, Arrietty has learned from Pod and Homily that they get a "feeling" when big people approach. She is concerned that she didn't have a feeling when the Boy approached, so she practices by going to a certain passage over which the cook, Mrs. Driver, often stands. She overhears Driver and the gardener, Crampfurl, discussing the Boy. Mrs. Driver is annoyed that the boy continually disturbs the doormat and Crampfurl is concerned about him after seeing him in a field calling for "Uncle something" after the boy had asked him if there were any badger setts in the field. Crampfurl is convinced the boy is keeping a pet ferret.Arrietty becomes anxious and sets off on her own to find the Boy. As it turns out, he did find her letter, delivered it, and returned with a response: a mysterious note asking her to tell Aunt Lupy to come back. Pod then discovers Arrietty talking to the Boy and takes her home. Pod and Homily are frightened because the Boy will probably figure out where they live. They turn out to be right, but the Boy, instead of wanting to harm them, brings them gifts of some doll's house furniture from the nursery. They experience a period of "borrowing beyond all dreams of borrowing" as the Boy offers them gift after gift. In return, Arrietty is allowed to go outside and read aloud to him.Mrs. Driver, in the meantime, notices a few items missing and thinks someone is playing a joke on her. She stays up late and catches the boy bringing his nightly gift to his new friends. She sees the Borrowers and finds their home. The Boy tries to rescue the Borrowers, but Mrs. Driver locks him in the nursery. At the end of three days, the Boy is to be sent back to India. Mrs. Driver cruelly takes him to the kitchen before he[who?] goes to see the ratcatcher to smoke the Borrowers out of their home. The Boy manages to slip away and break off the grating outside. However, he never gets to see the Borrowers' escape since the cab comes to take him away before he has a chance.His sister (a young Mrs. May, the narrator at the beginning of the book) later visits the home herself, goes to the Badgers' sett, and leaves gifts there, which are gone the next time she checks. However, the novel ends when she tells Kate that when she returns to the Badgers' sett she finds a book she believes to be Arrietty's book of "Memoranda" - and that the handwritten es look like a crescent moon with a stroke in the middle, the same way her brother used to write them.Story History-All five Borrowers novels feature the Clock family; Pod, Homily, and Arrietty. In the first book, they live in a house reportedly based on The Cedars where Norton was raised.[5] The sequels are titled alliteratively and alphabetically: The Borrowers Afield (1955), The Borrowers Afloat (1959), The Borrowers Aloft (1961), and The Borrowers Avenged (1982). All were originally published by J. M. Dent in hardcover editions.[6] Puffin Books published a 700-page trade paperback omnibus edition in 1983, The Complete Borrowers Stories[7] with a short introduction by Norton.[1]The primary cause of trouble and source of the plot is the interaction between the minuscule Borrowers and the "human beans", whether the human motives are kind or selfish. The main character is teenage Arrietty, who often begins relationships with Big People that have chaotic effects on the lives of herself and her family, causing her parents to react with fear and worry.As a result of Arrietty's curiosity and friendships with Big People, her family is forced to move their home several times from one place to another, making their lives more adventurous than the average Borrower would prefer. After escaping from their home under the kitchen floorboards of an old English manor they finally settle down in the home of a caretaker on the grounds of an old church.Along the way, they meet more characters: other Borrowers, including a young man around Arrietty's age who lives outdoors and whose only memory of his family is the descriptive phrase, "Dreadful Spiller", which he uses as a name (introduced in The Borrowers Afield), the Harpsichord family who are relatives of the Clock family, and Peregrine ("Peagreen") Overmantel; and also Big People such as Mild Eye the gypsy, Tom Goodenough, the gardener's son, and Miss Menzies, a sweet but overly helpful woman.The short, separate book Poor Stainless (1966) was revised as a novelette and re-published posthumously with a short author's note in 1994.[8] The narrative, told by Homily to Arrietty, occurs before the first of the full-length Borrower novels and concerns a small adventure Stainless has when he gets lost. (Like most Borrower names "borrowed" from human objects, Stainless is named after items in the kitchen cutlery drawer.)

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        East of Eden [SIGNED]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Printed in an edition of 1500, unnumbered, signed by author on the limitation page; 8vo - over 7.75" to 9.75" tall, 610 pp. Nobel Prize-wining author John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (1902-1968) is considered today to be one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Many of his works, including Grapes of Wrath (for which he won the Pulitzer and the National Book Award), Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men, and this work, East of Eden, have become part of our cultural heritage and have sold literally millions of copies. Steinbeck himself considered East of Eden to be his magnum opus: he stated "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years." He further claimed: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this" (N.B., quote from Wiki). The first edition was published as both a signed, limited edition and a trade edition; this copy one of the 1500 signed limited copies, with Steinbeck's signature on the limitation page. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in evergreen linen cloth, gilt lettering on the front, brown stamped spine label with gilt lettering and frame, all edges stained red, plain endpapers, limitation statement at the front with Steinbeck's signature in blue ink, title page in red and black; octavo size (just under 9" tall), pagination: (i-viii), (1)-602. In publisher's slipcase covered in paper patterned to look like planks of wood. ***CONDITION: Very good plus overall, with clean binding, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, the only prior owner marking a name written in a flowing hand on the front free endpaper; the sole condition issue being an old dampstain which has affected the bottom of the book, with part of the red stain faded out near the spine, a faint ghost to the bottom quarter of the spine, and a faint rippling to the pages at the bottom margin - there is no visual evidence (i.e., "tidemarks"). The box is complete but with fairly substantial wear, the seams beginning to split; without the often-lacking glassine wrapper. ***CITATION: Morrow 217. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we well. Please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.

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        Father Malachy's Miracle

      Pan, 1952. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's seal and "A" are present. Green cloth boards. Book Condition: Near Fine, tight spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, chipping, tears, price at the front flap in pen. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      GOMEZ, PAMPLONA 1952 - 1952, 471 pp, 22x15, encuadernación original en tela editorial, en muy buen estado el interior y el exterior. Geno. Cocina. Genoveva Ruiz Zabalza. 471 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

      MGM 1952 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) glossy title lobby card, USA. Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, dir: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen; MGM. The quintessential MGM musical, the favorite of many with its lighthearted look at the movies' transition to "talkies." Great songs of that era highlighted the film. So popular has it become that it is now a major stage musical. Nice glossy paper card captures the spirit of the film. There is a bit of edge wear and slight creases at corners. ABOUT FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Jeune garçon devant Fez.

      Casablanca, Photo Bernard Rouget, 1952. Original photograph, silverprint, 40 x 30 cm, Photograph no M 9286. Photo Bernard Rouget (1914-1988). 7, Ru Rouget-delLisle 7, Casablanca. KEYWORDS:maroc/fez/morroco/photo.

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        Alexis ou le traité du vain combat *

      Plon, Paris 5.5.1952. - Broché, couverture imprimée en vieux rose et noir. Le meilleur exemplaire possible de cette réimpression essentiellement augmentée d'une préface de l'auteure dans laquelle elle explique les raisons qu'elle a eu de retoucher avec légèreté son texte initial, paru 22 ans auparavant.Elle l'adresse à Maurice Bourdel, dernier descendant des éditeurs Plon-Nourrit, avec cette mention autographe "ce livre adopté par lui".Bonne provenance pour ce tirage de tête judicieusement dédicacé, les envois qui fleurissent les exemplaires de Marguerite n'étant pas légion. Édition en (petite) partie originale. Parmi 35 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur pur fil Lafuma, l'un des 10 hors commerce, avant 115 Alfa.

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        Chiaroscuro Fragments of Autobiography

      Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., buckram, dust jacket. London, Jonathan Cape.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        The Decisive Moment: Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      Simon & Schuster, in Collaboration with Editions Verve Paris, New York 1952 - Very Good, top 1" of backstrip missing, several small tears to gutters, lacking the dust jacket. Laid in, Fine as issued, is the 12-page pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions. A sound copy of this photography classic. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Sudetendeutscher Turnerbrief. Konvolut von 35 Jahrgängen der Jahre 1952 - 1988 (fast komplett!)

      Softcover Umfangreiches Konvolut der von Ernst Frank begründeten und von der "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sudetendetuscher Turner und Turnerinnen" herausgegebenen Vertriebenenpublikation "Sudetendeutscher Turnerbrief" aus den Jahren 1952 - 1988. Es fehlen der vollständige Jg. 1959 und 1980, sowie die folgenden Einzelhefte: Jg. 1975: Folge 6 Jg. 1979, Folge 4 Jg. 1984, Folge 4 Jg. 1985, Folge 3. Ehem. Archivex., teilw. mit Stempel innen. Hefte teilweise gelocht. und leicht berieben, letzte Seite von Jg. 1982, Folge 2 mit Fehlst. Vor allem bei den älteren Jahrgängen altersbedingte Seitenbräunung. Insgesamt guter, gepflegter Zustand. mbx sdx

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bookfarm]
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      Cologne: Dr. te Neues and Company for the Deutsches Gesundsheits Museum. 1952. Scrolled linen-backed print, 195 x 81.5 cm, life-size colour printed illustration of human male displaying circulatory system inside grey border, with explanatory key in German; a little creasing, very good.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        L'amore e il chiostro

      ROMA: GHERARDO CASINI, 1952. Rilegato. BUONO. 13,5 21. L'arcobaleno USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      - Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. First edition. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. A near-fine copy in the publisher's original black cloth with silver spine lettering, square and tight, with red topstain. There is a small spot on the front text block and minor edgewear to the front edge. A previous owner's signature is on the front endpaper. A stated first edition on the copyright page with endpapers featuring photographs of the Frank residence in hiding. The dustwrapper is a perfect facsimile of the original. Basis for the 1959 film, The Diary of Anne Frank, starring Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut and Shelley Winters. The amazing diary which has attracted worldwide attention as a symbol of bravery and faith for the young Dutch girl who penned it while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Crawford Doyle Booksellers]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. Book Near Fine with a previous owner's name on the front paste-down, top edge dusty and a trifle cocked. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with a few short tears at the top edge of the front and rear panel and some toning, noticeable at the spine. The final work of fiction published in the author's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and cited by the Nobel Prize Committee, "The Old Man and the Sea" cemented Hemingway's legacy as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century and would turn him into a household name. The story follows the tribulations of an aging and suddenly unlucky fisherman, Santiago, as he tries to catch a gigantic marlin in the Straits of Florida. Hemingway wanted to show the simple dignity and biblical nature of Santiago's trials - and succeeded mightily. The book was originally published in full in an issue of Life Magazine, which subsequently sold 5 million copies in less than a week. "No outbursts of spite or false theatricalism impede the smooth rush of its narrative. Within the sharp restrictions imposed by the very nature of his story Mr. Hemingway has written with sure skill. Here is the master technician once more at the top of his form, doing superbly what he can do better than anyone else." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        David Starr Space Ranger

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine with slight fading to spine, pages toned. In a Near Fine dust jacket with toning to spine panel, tiny chips at crown and several light scuffs to the rear panel. The first of six David Starr novels, written by Isaac Asimov under pseudonym.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Sammlung naturkundlicher Tafeln. [6 Teile in 7 Bden.].

      4, 272 (Teile 1/I u. 1/II), 192, 208, 192, 144 u. 168 farb. Taf., jeweils mit Beiheft (18 - 35 S.), Lose Taf. u. geh. bzw. brosch. Begleithefte in OLwd.-Kassetten m. goldgepr. Rücken, Ecken tlw. min. berieben, Rücken min. aufgehellt, innen tadellos. Nicht kollationiert. Vorhanden sind die Sammlungen: 1.: Mitteleuropäische Vogelwelt, Teil I u. Teil II (11. - 15. Tsd. [1952]) 2.: Mitteleuropäische Insekten, Anhangsweise Spinnentiere und Tausendfüssler (2. verb. Aufl. [1961]) 3.: Mitteleuropäische Vögel (1962) 4.: Säugetiere (2. Aufl. 1958) 5.: Mitteleuropäische Pflanzenwelt, Kräuter und Stauden. Eine Auswahl unter Berücksichtigung der in Deutschland geschützten Arten (2. Aufl. [1957]) 6.: Mitteleuropäische Pflanzenwelt, Sträucher und Bäume (3. verb. Aufl. [1960])

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        King George VI The Prime Minister's Broadcast, February 7, 1952

      Worcester, MA:: Achille J. St. Onge,, 1952. Hardcover. Like New. Miniature Book. 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches. [vi], 27, [3] pp. 2 black-and-white portraits of George VI, including a frontispiece by Yousuf Karsh of Ottawa and a full-page portrait by Dorothy Wilding of London; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark red crushed morocco bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, all edges gilt, patterned paper end-leaves; binding square and tight. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, this is the first American edition of Winston Churchill's radio address upon the death of George VI of England. This is one of 100 bound in full red morocco, while 650 copies were bound in deep purplish blue. Churchill has been called the greatest English orator of the twentieth century; here he speaks with deep emotion, broadcast on the BBC throughout planet Earth. "St. Onge utilized England's Chiswick Press for printing and Sangorski & Sutcliffe for binding several of his books. Many would agree that the work of these two companies was unrivaled in England." Bradbury, p. 250. "Clarence S. Brigham called the St. Onge miniature books 'the first examples of design, typography, and binding that could be devised.'" Bradbury, p. 250. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 708.

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books]
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        Ferronneries d’Espagne.

      Editions de la Cigogne, Casablanca 1952 - [4], + 55 plates containing 250 motifs after Bailly’s original drawings, illustrated title page, introduction by Maurice Legendre, cloth spine in original folder, small damage to folder, otherwise copy in very good condition. RARE; limited edition to 850 copies of which this is numbered 24. Pierre Bailly (1889–1973) was a French architect. In 1932 he won a gold medal in the art competitions of the Summer Olympics Games together with Gustave Saacké and Pierre Montenot for their design of a "Cirque pour Toros" ("Circus for Bullfights"). Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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