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        Bank Check Signed Twice by Dawn Powell, and additionally endorsed by Edmund Wilson

      Irving Trust Company, New York 1952 - Partially Printed Document Signed twice by Powell, and additionally endored on the rear by Edmund Wilson. Expected cancellations and stamps, none significantly affect the signatures, near fine. Check made out for $20 cash Signed by Dawn Powell, and additionally endorsed by her on the verso. Wilson was a perosnal friend of Powell's and indeed the second to last entry in her diary refereed to a visit by Wilson (using his nickname), a scant three words: "Bunny came in." Wilson had written an essay for the "New Yorker" on Powell's book The Golden Spur which had been published in his collection The Bit Between My Teeth. Reading the essay helped to inspire the interest of Tim Page, Powell's biographer, who referred to it as ".by far the lengthiest and most probing critical piece written about Powell during her lifetime." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Year In, Year Out.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1952. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine in blue. Illustrations to text by E. H. Shepard. Spine rolled, spine and edges of covers faded. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. The dedication copy of Milne's final book, inscribed by the author to his wife Dorothy (née de Sélincourt) on the front free endpaper, "To my darling girl, this first copy of her book. Blue. May 6th, 1952". Milne was nicknamed "Blue" on account of his eyes, "the bluest eyes I have ever seen" recalled Nancy Spain. The book is dedicated to Dorothy, or "Daphne" as she was generally known, and contains a poem on the planting of daphne in the printed dedication. This collection of reflections and sketches was enthusiastically received in both England and America, with one reviewer noting that it "demonstrates Milne's erudition, wit and liberalism" (TLS), and another that "Milne discusses a hundred or so everyday subjects, but is delightfully surprising, witty and graceful" (New York Times). In August of that year, Milne wrote to a journalist who had sent him a letter of appreciation for the Year In, Year Out, and revealed that he had revived his affection for the character of Winnie-the-Pooh: "there was an intermediate period when any reference to him was infuriating; but now such a 'nice comfortable feeling' envelops him that I can almost regard him impersonally as the creation of one of my favourite authors". Two months after writing the letter Milne suffered a debilitating stroke and, though he lived for another three years, it put an end to his career as a writer.

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        HELENA o EL MAR DEL VERANO

      - Insula , Madrid , 1952, Primera Edici—n de œnicamente 560 ejemplares, 88 p‡ginas, 20x15cm, se adjuntan dos recortes de rese–as de La Vanguardia.

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        Large Photographic Portrait of Katharine Hepburn Signed By Her and By the Photographer Angus McBean from the New Theatre Production of the London Stage Show "The Millionairess"

      Angus McBean Photographer Temple Bar, London, UK 1952 - Large format black and white photograph, mounted on studio cardstock. Signed at the bottom left corner in pencil on the mount cardstock by British photographer Angus McBean (1904 - 1990) ".When his photographs were shown in 1976, as a retrospective exhibition at Impressions Gallery, York (and two years later at the National Theatre), the significance of his work within the history of British photography was finally recognized. Acknowledged too was his place as an elder statesman of the burgeoning and culturally progressive international gay community." (Val Williams, rev. in the ODNB). Also signed by American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003) in pencil next to the photographer's signature. In the summer of 1952, Katharine Hepburn starred in The Millionairess for a ten-week run at the New Theatre in London's West End; this image appears to be from that production; with the photographic studio stamps on the back of the mount. Approx. 11 1/2" x 14 1/2" size; cardstock edges worn, with small scrapes and creases at the edges, top corner chipped away, bottom corner creased, soft. Short (1/4") closed tear at left margin of the photo, with little crease at that point. A very clear and very good portrait of the actress in a characteristically dramatic role. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Collection of 12 Amateur Nude Photographs of Women, Mostly between 1952-1954

      Near Fine. 12 gelatin silver black and white doubleweight photographs. 10" x 8". The majority of the images are dated on the verso between 1952-1954, with some of the models identified in ink. One is dated in 1960, anothe ris dated 1934 (possibly a 1950s copy of a photograph). A few of the images have some disturbances, probably in the negative, one has a few spots on the verso only, but all are near fine or better.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Rosa Luxemburg

      EDIZIONI RINASCITA, 1952. ITALIANO 0,26 Volume intonso. Brossura in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina brunita, con alette. Pagine in buono stato con bruniture, così ai tagli. Traduzione di Amato Herzel. Volume n. VII ( 7 ) della collana. USATO

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        Elements de mathematique. Premiere Partie: Les Structures Fondamentales de L'Analyse. Livre I - Livre 6. Livre I: Theorie des ensembles. Chapitre 1-4 et fascicule de resultats (en quatre volumes); Livre II: Algebre, Chapitre 1-9 (en sept volumes, sans chapitre 10); Livre III: Topologie générale. Chapitre 1-10 et fascicule de resultats (en six volumes); Livre IV: Fonctions d'une variable réelle (theorie elementaire). Chapitre 1-7 (en deux volumes); Livre V: Espaces vectoriels topologiques. Chapitre 1-5 et fascicule de resultats (en trois volumes); Livre VI: Integration. Chapitre 1-9 (en cinq volumes).

      Hermann, Paris 1952 - 1969. - 60 - 230 Seiten je Band mit Figuren, Es fehlt chapitre 10 aus Livre II, komplettes Livre I-VI, die Rückenbeschriftung teils leicht irritierend, da dort manchmal die Bandnummer, manchmal aber auch die Nummer des Chapitre aufgeführt sind. ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 25. AUGUST 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 28. AUGUST! Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 12000 Groß 8°, privates Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, 2 Bände in Original-Broschur, Bibliotheks- und Entwidmungsstempel auf Titel, teils auch auf Vorsatz oder Schnit, Papier teilweise leicht gebräunt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Oeuvres completes. Publièes avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Partie I / Volume 1 + Volume 2: Groups de Lie; Partie II / Volume 1: Algebre, formes differentielles, systemes differentielles; Partie II / Volume 2: Groups infinis, systemes differentiels, theories d'equivalence; Partie III / Volume 1: Divers, geometrie differentielle; Partie III / Volume 2: Geometrie differentielle (suite).

      Gauthier Villars, Paris 1952-1955. - 1356 S. (Partie I) - 1384 S. (Partie II) - 1873 S. (Partie III) mit wenigen Figuren und Portraits, ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 25. AUGUST 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 28. AUGUST! Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 7900 Groß 8°, Original-Kunststoffeinbände (Hardcover), Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Titel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, 6 Bände (so komplett), 6 Volumes (co complete),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obras completas de don Ramón María del Valle Inclán

      Plenitud, Madrid 1952 - 2 v. (1337, 1328 p.) ; 22 cm Prólogo de Azorín Ejemplar numerado de 3000 ejemplaresValle Inclán, dramaturgo, poeta y novelista gallego, que perteneció al Modernismo español, aunque sus últimas obras, se acercan a la generación del 98. Español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERÍA SOLAR DEL BRUTO]
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        Mon ami Léger. Comment je conçois la figure par Fernand Léger.

      Paris, Louis Carré Éditeur, 1952. - 27,2:19,4 cm. 42 S. m. 18 Abb., dav. 6 farb. (2 doppelblattgroß). Ill. OKt. m. Pergaminumschlag. Original-Ausgabe. Schönes Exemplar. Erschien in 1000 Ex. anläßlich der Ausstellung des Ku?nstlers bei Louis Carré. Gedruckt wurde bei Mourlot auf Vélin d?Arches. Umschlag am Ru?cken mit kleinem Einriss. Exemplar papierbedingt gebräunt, innen mit Abklatsch der Abbildungen auf den gegenu?ber liegenden Seiten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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        Zorba The Greek.

      John Lehman, London 1952 - First edition in English, preceding the American edition by one year of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis. From the library of Odysseas Elytis, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1979. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Carl Wildman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Trade editions signed by Kazantzakis are exceptionally rare. Zorba the Greek is the epic tale of a young Greek intellectual who ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious Alexis Zorba. Kazantzakis has made a work of stunning genius. The book is about life. How does one live it? How does one deal with the vicissitudes of it? The tragedies? The failures? Does one stand on the sidelines of life and never jump in? Does one fear getting married or fear having children or fear doing any activity that could fail or come to naught? Zorba tells us what to do. And in the end, when the whole bloody mess comes falling down around us, and all our plans and schemes are for naught, what do you do? Dance. Dance as hard and as wild as you can. Spit and fume and sing and smash your heels into the dirt. And laugh at it all. the absurdity of worry and wondering. Zorba shows us the joy of just "being" and "doing." The novel was adapted into a successful 1964 film of the same name as well as a 1968 musical, Zorba. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First Edition, Second Printing. Toning throughout. Scuffing to rear panel. Chip to crown. Edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Rose de l'Insulte

      Paris, chez Jean Pons, 1952, , en feuille, sous pochette, , Edition originale des lithographies de Jean Pons, dont le tirage a été éxécuté par l'artiste. Il a été tiré de ce poème inédit 75 exemplaires sur vélin Marais Pur Fil. Ouvrage illustré de 3 lithographies originales en couleurs de Jean Pons. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        East of Eden

      The Viking Press, London UK 1952 - East of Eden signed by John Steinbeck, The Viking Press, London 1952,East of Eden written by the Nobel prize winner, John Steinbeck and one of his most successful novels. The first edition had two print runs: 1,500 copies were signed by Steinbeck and the second run was of unsigned copies. This copy is one of the first signed editions. In both print runs, there is a spelling mistake on page 281, line 38, reading, "I remember holding the bite of a line while Tom drove pegs and braided a splice." The word bite was mistakenly changed from the original word bight during proofreading.Publisher's full green buckram covers with brown label on the spine. Gilt lettering on the spine. The spine colour is darkened and mild shading of colour on the covers. Very mild wear on the edges. Signed by the author on the front free page. The contents are clean and free from inscriptions. 8vo 602pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Who Goes There?

      Chicago Shasta Publishers, 1952. First Edition . Blue Cloth. Near Fine Book/Near Fine Dustjacket. 230 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. First Ediiton. Book With The Faintest Trace Of Wear On Edge At Corners. One Of The Subscriber's Copies, Signed By Campbell On The Front Endpaper. Dj Very Bright, Faint Browning To Spine, Wear Just At Corners With Less Than 1/8" Loss At 3 Of 4 Corners Of Spine, Not Price-Clipped. The Dj Has Been Protected For Decades By A Heavy Clear Plastic Protector, Secured On The Protector With Tape Which Was Adhered Only To The Jacket But Left Off-Setting Yellow Marks On Front And Rear Free Endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        ISLANDS IN THE SKY

      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1952].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-251. A fine copy in fine first printing dust jacket (lists 10 titles on rear panel). A beautiful copy. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. (#138779)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        NOTERELLA EURIPIDEA ESTRATTO DA DIONISIO, BOLLETTINO DELL'ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DEL DRAMMA ANTICO VOL. XV N.1-4 GENNAIO-OTTOBRE 1952

      Istituto Nazionale Del Dramma Antico, SIRACUSA 1952 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale morbida, scurita ai bordi, con lievi segni di usura ai bordi e con piccolo appunto con matita azzurra, pagine leggermente brunite da fattore tempo

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        Correspondance De Georg Brandes I La France Et L'Italie

      Rosenkilde Og Bagger - B005KDIFDQ Softcover, Vol I, 1952. Acceptable: Chipping/several tears to edges, front cover wrap beginning to tear away from hinge, creasing to spine, fading to cover wraps. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Resourse for Art and Music Books LLC]
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        A Chance to Live: The Story of the Lost Children of the War

      Longmans, Green and Co, New York 1952 - First edition. Fine in a slightly sunned and lightly worn, near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Joe DiMaggio: "to Joe DiMaggio, a wonderful friend of Boys' Towns of Italy and of the homeless & underprivleged children who need a chance to live. J.P. Carroll-Abbing. Sept. 2nd 1955." With a letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        CERBERUS: Poems

      Contact Press: Toronto, 1952. Octavo, illustrated brown card covers, yapp edges. pp 98, (2). Shallow chips and small tears to the yapp edges, short tear to lower spine neatly repaired, first and last blank leaves pulled away form the staples, as often because of faulty binding technique, VG clean copy otherwise. Inscribed by Irving Layton, and signed by Souster and Dudek. The inscribee's tidy 1975 ink name appears above. THE FIRST CONTACT PRESS BOOK, issued in an edition of about 650 copies. Uncommon signed by all three. An historically very important book of modernist Canadian poetry. Binding: Softcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        JACOB STEINHARDT: Woodcuts

      Jerusalem Art Publishing, Jerusalem 1952 - 1sr edition. A Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket, housed in a Good, publisher's slip case. Folio. Tan cloth with a plastic comb binding in black and white, illustrated dust jacket. The dj's spine is a little sunned/darkened, with a closed tear on the rear panel. The publisher's slipcase is soiled, with a few small splits at an opening. Contains 57 woodcuts, some hand-colored. The plates ae captioned in both English and Hebrew. The dj is now protected in a mylar sleeve. A Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket, in the scarce slipcase. *** Jacob Steinhardt (1887¿1968)was a German-born Israeli painter and woodcut artist. He worked mainly in woodcuts depicting biblical and Jewish subjects. He participated in the Berlin Secession and founded the Pathetiker Group. He was a member of the Bezalel school group. In 1934, after the rise of the Nazi's, Steinhardt emigrated, and he opened an art school in Jerusalem. In 1948, he became Chairman of the Graphics Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Year In, Year Out.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1952 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine blue. Spine rolled, spine and edges of covers faded. A very good copy. Illustrations to text by E. H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. The dedication copy of Milne's final book, inscribed by the author to his wife Dorothy (née de Sélincourt) on the front free endpaper, "To my darling girl, this first copy of her book. Blue. May 6th, 1952". Milne was nicknamed "Blue" on account of his eyes, "the bluest eyes I have ever seen" recalled Nancy Spain. The book is dedicated to Dorothy, or "Daphne" as she was generally known, and contains a poem on the planting of daphne in the printed dedication. This collection of reflections and sketches was enthusiastically received in both England and America, with one reviewer noting that it "demonstrates Milne's erudition, wit and liberalism" (TLS), and another that "Milne discusses a hundred or so everyday subjects, but is delightfully surprising, witty and graceful" (New York Times). In August of that year, Milne wrote to a journalist who had sent him a letter of appreciation for the Year In, Year Out, and revealed that he had revived his affection for the character of Winnie-the-Pooh: "there was an intermediate period when any reference to him was infuriating; but now such a 'nice comfortable feeling' envelops him that I can almost regard him impersonally as the creation of one of my favourite authors". Two months after writing the letter Milne suffered a debilitating stroke and, though he lived for another three years, it put an end to his career as a writer. Thwaite, A. A. Milne: His Life, 1990, pp. 464, 479. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover - 3 Volume Set (ASSOCIATION COPY SIGNED TO THE 32ND GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS, WILLIAM STRATTON)

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1952. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6 1/4 X 9 1/2 Inches. [Vol. 1 - 496 PP][Vol. 2 - 405 PP][Vol. 3 - 503 PP]. Three volume set signed on the ffep of second volume, "To Governor William G. Stratton, a great Public Servant, With the appreciation of Herbert Hoover." First volume contains small "Gov. Stratton" ownership label as well as a candid photograph of the Governor and his wife. The photograph bears the inscription, "To Keep alive the great triumph on November Sixth, 1956 of a true statesman and First Lady - Governor and Mrs, William G. Stratton, Vera M. Buiks." The third volume bears the ownership sticker of "Gov. Stratton" on the ffep. Stratton served as the 32nd Governor of Illinois, succeeding Adlai Stevenson II in that office. All three volumes in original publisher blue cloth. All three volumes in original dust jacket. [Vol. 1 - Eighth Printing, DJ price-clipped, worn at edges][Vol. 2 - Second Printing, price-clipped, worn at edges][Vol. 3 - Stated First Printing, $5.00 original price intact on DJ, slight wear to DJ edges].

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Little Horse Bus

      London: Max Parrish 1952.. FIRST EDITION. Slim, square octavo, pp.36 (including flyleaves). Illustrated throughout in two tone and colour. Publisher's red cloth hardcovers blocked in gilt, original pictorial jacket priced at 8/6 net. A very good copy indeed, with a few small tears to jacket at extremities.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        CAVALEIRO ANDANTE. SEMANÁRIO JUVENIL.

      - Director Adolfo Simões Müller. Editor M. Nunes de Carvalho. Propriedade da ENP - Empresa Nacional Portuguesa. Nº 1 a 556. Publicado desde 5 de Janeiro de 1952 a 25 de agosto de 1962. 16 volumes de 30x23 cm. com 20 páginas cada volume. Encadernações com lombada e cantos em percalina. A revista aumentou de dimensões. Do número 1 ao 326 tem 26x19,8 cm. Do número 327 ao 556 tem 30x22,5 cm. Todos os números têm encartes com jogos e histórias e notícias sobre desportos em especial sobre futebol. Exemplar com defeitos no Nº 1, com perda de texto. Vários números estão um pouco aparados atingindo por vezes o enquadramento de algumas ilustrações e partes dos números da paginação Os conjuntos completos desta revista de banda desenhada com todos os números publicados são muito raros. A BNP não tem exemplar. Uma das mais célebres e marcantes revistas de banda desenhada em Portugal, que publicava os títulos mais conhecidos da banda desenhada clássica, como o Tim-Tim, Blake e Mortimer, Lolocas e PomPom, assim como bandas desenhadas relativas a factos da história e da literatura de Portugal, como por exemplo a Peregrinação. Tem ilustrações de José Garcês e José Ruy. Location/localizacao: 9-11-F-1

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        The Old Man and The Sea

      New York: Scribner's Sons, 1952 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine lettered in metallic silver, original unclipped dust jacket. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the publisher's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. Mylar protected. This First Issue dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price on front flap with a picture of Hemingway on the back panel. Very good, wear commensurate with age, fresh and clean, no marking, unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of rubbing to the extremities and front panel. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most popular and widely acclaimed novels and the winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Additionally, The Old Man and the Sea is accredited with being a major contributor to Hemingway's 1954 award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature. continue to write and preserveThe plot tells of an elderly fisherman's struggle with a giant Marlin off the coast of Havana, Cuba. Metaphorically, it is the story of Hemingway's own struggle to his art in spite of his fame and the cost it has taken on his mental and physical health; like Santiago who had not caught a fish in months, This award-winning novel was Hemingway's last significant piece of writing before his death in 1961. Much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait; however Grissom refutes Hanneman's assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear flap predates the olive tint, noting, "the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colours: It is the brown printing on the flaps and rear panel that identify the first-printing Scribner's jacket.

      [Bookseller: Terry Sparks]
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        (Letters): Sympathy Letters to George Whitney, Jr. After the Death of his Son, Robert Whitney

      New York City, New York / New Jersey. 1952-1953. A collection of 164 sympathy letters from 1952-1953 to George Whitney, Jr. and his wife in condolences on the recent death of their son, Robert Whitney. The letters have been hole-punched and affixed together at the tops by two brads, otherwise all items are fine with clear handwritten or typed text.George Whitney, Jr. worked at Morgan Bank for J.P. Morgan & Co. and on Friday December 19th 1952 Robert Whitney, his son, was killed in an accident. The letters do not go in depth to what this accident was. Most of the letters speak fondly of Robert Whitney and that he will be missed greatly, "Please accept my dearest feelings of sympathy in your tragic loss," and "I heard about you son's accident... My sincerest sympathies to you and your wife". Many of the people writing to George Whitney, Jr. were colleagues and close friends. Some of these people include J. P. Morgan, Jr. (who took over his father's business and bank after his passing); Alfred P. Sloan (a long-time President, Chairman, and CEO of General Motors Corporation); Paul Codman Cabot (Chairman of the State Street Investment Corporation and Treasurer of Harvard University); Warren Murray Robbins (an American art collector whose collection led to the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution); Bernard M. Baruch (an American financier, philanthropist, and political consultant who devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt); and Clarence Douglas Dillon (an American diplomat and politician as the U.S. Ambassador to France and as the 57th Secretary of the Treasury and also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council during the Cuban missile crisis). Other notable contributors include; F.A.O. Schwarz, Jr., John Lyon Collyer, Gerald M. Campbell, Vernon Munroe Jr., Jean Boyer, and William L. Clayton. Most of the others were prominent in business or socially. An extensive collection of letters in sympathy to an influential businessman after losing his son in the early 1950s exhibiting in some ways the insularity and close-knit social circles of the period. .

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        East of Eden.

      1952 - New York. The Viking Press. 1952. 8vo., original green buckram lettered in gilt on spine and upper board, original acetate dust jacket, with repaired and somewhat worn original slipcase A very good, unusually bright, copy. First edition, this being one of 1500 numbered copies, signed by the author. East of Eden is a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of the 1952 novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. The film stars Julie Harris, James Dean (in his first major screen role), and Raymond Massey. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Borrowers - Set of All Five First Editions - Comprising: The Borrowers/Afield/Afloat/Aloft/Avenged

      Dent 1952 - A set of all five Borrowers first editions. Comprising: 'The Borrowers', First Edition published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd in London 1952. Some restoration to top of spine and to corners of the dustjacket. Not clipped. Inked name and date to front free end paper. Otherwise good. 'The Borrowers Afield': First Edition, published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London in 1955: Small v-shaped piece missing from bottom of dustjacket on spine, minor wear and two small tears to top edge. Old tape mark to base of spine wrapping around front and back covers. Not price clipped. 'The Borrowers Afloat': First Edition, published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London 1959. A fine copy with one small gift inscription to the rear of the half-title. In a near fine unclipped wrapper. 'The Borrowers Aloft': First Edition, published by J M Dent in 1961. A near fine book in very good+ unclipped wrapper; 'The Borrowers Avenged', First Edition, published by Kestrel Books in 1982. A fine book in like clipped wrapper.A lovely set of all five Borrowers adventures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland inAquatint and Lithography

      London: Curwen Press, 1952. First. Hardcover. VG - vg+. 399 pp, ill. w tissue guards. Respected reference work.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        WISE BLOOD

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. 8vo. Original yellow cloth. Very good plus in very good jacket. DJ has small chip to bottom edge front panel and top edge rear. Half-inch closed tear to top edge front panel. Some chipping head spine. Mild rubbing and faint toning overall. Bit of fraying at the corners. Price intact; fragile jacket well-above average. Bit of sunning to spine head of book. Shelf-wear to tail. Touches soil, toning here and there. Else clean and sound throughout. Together, an uncommonly handsome and unsophisticated example. First edition of O'Connor's first book. A Burgess 99 title. [Farmer A1].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Gerald McBoing Boing.

      New York: Simon & Schuster,, 1952. Based on United Productions of America's Academy Award-Winning Motion Picture. Quarto. Original pictorial laminated boards, illustrated pastedowns. Pictures adapted by Mel Crawford. Slight cracking to lamination at spine, rubbing to rear board and spine ends; a very good copy. First edition, first printing. Based on United Productions of America's short film, which was adapted from Dr Seuss's original story and given wide release by Columbia Pictures in 1950. It won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Animated Short.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Invisible Man

      Random House, New York 1952 - First edition. Modest amount of the usual rubbing on the spine, and a few smudges on the boards, near very good lacking the dustwrapper. The front fly bears a full page Inscription to author and longtime *New Yorker* editor, Robert Bingham in the year of publication: "For Bob and Janet Bingham - who understood what is valid and not sheer fantasy of these matters and these adventures before I worked up this sweat. Perhaps this is why we were friends almost on sight. Sincerely, Ralph Ellison. Sept. 1952." Bingham has marked a few passages in the book lightly in pencil, including on the first page: ".because people refuse to see me." Winner of the National Book Award, as well as a *Burgess 99* title. We have handled a few inscribed copies of this title but this is clearly the nicest inscription that we've seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Les hommes fossiles. Eléments de paléontologie humaine

      Paris, Masson et cie, 1952, in-8, de X, 583 et (1) pages, broché (petit déchirure en haut du dos), Nombreuses figures in texte. Quatrième édition de cet ouvrage qui synthétise l'oeuvre du paléoanthropologue, Marcellin Boule (1861-1942), titulaire de la chaire de paléontologie du Muséum, de 1902 à 1936. L'auteur mêle ici ses connaissances géologiques et paléontologiques, donnant ainsi une nouvelle approche de sa discipline.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Diary of Anne Frank - beautifully rebound in full black leather

      Constellation, 1952. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Constellation Books in 1952. A fine book (trace of minor spotting to the edges) rebound in sumptuous black leather with raised black bands and gilt titling. A superb item

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book Near Fine with a previous owner's name on the front end paper and faint erasure marks on the free end paper. In a Near Fine dust jacket with a small snag on the front panel and faint toning, particularly on the spine, but generally an excellent copy overall. 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 Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Photo Archive]: Papagayo Room and Early 1950s San Francisco Cooking TV Program

      1952 - Photographic archive of Al and Katherine Williams, proprietors of the Papagayo Room restaurant in San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel and host of the mid-1950s cooking program *Copper Kitchen*, totaling more than 1,000 photographs and 1,000 negatives, with some original menu art. The photographs are nicely presented in a series of folio and large quarto albums and with the majority of the original negatives present and neatly organized and labeled; an additional number of unprinted negatives related to travel in Mexico are also included. Overall fine with only a bit of wear and toning to the menu art. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Little Horse Bus

      London: Max Parrish 1952.. FIRST EDITION. Slim, square octavo, pp.36 (including flyleaves). Illustrated throughout in two tone and colour. Publisher's red cloth hardcovers blocked in gilt, original pictorial jacket priced at 8/6 net. A very good copy indeed, with a few small tears to jacket at extremities.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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