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        ADOLF HITLER MEIN FRIEDEN

      Frankfurt am Main: Reihenbuch-Verlag GmbH, [1952].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-288, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained orange. First edition. A satire in which Hitler escapes from Germany during the final days of World War II and establishes a utopian colony in Greenland. A very good copy. A very scarce book. (#137025)

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        Zorba The Greek

      John Lehmann, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by John Lehmann in 1952. A very good+ book with some light spotting to the page edges. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper (designed by Stein) with some tape reinforcement to the inside of the edges. Rare UK first edition

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        I, Robot

      UK: Grayson and Grayson. London, Grayson & Grayson, 1952. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is fine, the jacket is very good with a bit of rubbing a 10mm closed tear to the upper corner, a couple of chips to the bottom of the spine and a 10mm area of loss from the head of the spine. A very nice copy overall, except the area of unfortunate loss. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1952.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Pratica di fabricar scene, e machine ne'teatri.Pesaro, Flaminio Concordia, 1637. 4to. With the woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee Cardinal Grimaldi on the title-page and 49 woodcut diagrams and illustrations of decors and stage settings in the text, many illustrating the use of perspective to give an illusion of three dimensions and some showing mechanical systems, such as screens raised and lowered with pulleys. Decorated paper wrappers (ca. 1700?).

      Berlin Kat. 2785; ICCU (5 copies); Percy Muir, Talks on book collecting, 1952, p. 96; Quagliarini, Costruzioni in legno nei teatri, 2008, pp. 100-101. Rare first edition, in the original Italian, of the first book devoted exclusively to stage design, stage architecture, machinery and special effects on stage. It is written in the form of directions to the architect who must transform a hall of state into a theatre. The author takes the reader backstage and reveals the secrets of the elaborate effects so often found in Renaissance theatre. He deals with the general problems of theatre construction, audience arrangement, scene construction and lighting. It is our main source of information on the scenic practice in the Italian Renaissance theatre and helped to spread that practice throughout Europe. From 1610 Sabbattini (1574-1654) had worked in Pesaro as chief architect and engineer in service of Francesco Maria Della Rovere (1549-1631), last Duke of Urbino. With early owners' inscriptions on title-page. With unobtrusive marginal restorations in the first and last leaves, including the blank lower half of the final leaf, and some faint stains, but otherwise in good condition. Spine of wrapper restored. Rare first edition of an essential source for any study of Renaissance theatre.

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        Chemical Studies on the Structure of Insulin. A Dissertation Presented for Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

      Cambridge: Emmanuel College, 1952 - Tall quarto. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Typescript, text on the rectos only. Dampstain and partial fading of boards, contents tanned, slight dampstain affecting upper edges of contents and more significant dampstain along lower edges of first third of volume, a good copy. 28 pages of plates. Dissertation of the molecular biologist Ted Thompson, from the library of his supervisor Frederick Sanger whose first Nobel Prize was awarded for their joint work on insulin of which this dissertation is a portion. Inscribed from the author to Sanger on the title page, "To the Chief with best wishes, Ted". Thompson was born and primarily educated in Australia, but moved to the UK to undertake his PhD in Fred Sanger's lab at Cambridge. "Sanger had set out to determine the amino acid sequence of insulin and Thompson's task was to finish this technically demanding work. Thompson succeeded and insulin became the first protein for which the amino acid sequence was known. Sanger, who was awarded a Nobel Prize for this work, has written in glowing terms of Thompson's experimental abilities, skill and ability to get things done. Until this work, many people doubted that proteins consisted of specific sequences of amino acids. The insulin sequence was published in March 1953 and the following month Watson and Crick, also at Cambridge, published the double helix structure of DNA while, next door, Perutz and Kendrew were perfecting the X-ray diffraction techniques that would reveal the three dimensional structure of proteins" (Sydney Morning Herald obituary). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Ulysse [Ulysses With a SIGNED card by James Joyce] Traduction intégrale par Auguste Morel, assisté de Stuart Gilbert entièrement revue par Valery Larbaud et l'Auteur.

      Paris: Gallimard. 10th edition.. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear and some stronger signs of foxing to the first and last two pages. The Gallimard edition of Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, with James Joyce's original signature on a card laid down on the upper printed wrapper. Joyce has signed his name in green ink obliquely across the card which may have been clipped from a larger document. This has been laid down in the middle of the page between the printed title and the imprint, Gallimard, at the foot of the page. The whole book, including the original Gallimard card wrappers has been bound in handsome quarter green morocco over marbled boards. All examples of Joyce's signature are desirable; this example recently emerged from a significant American collection.. 10th edition. Paris, Gallimard, 1952. 8°. 710 pages. Original wrappers bound in Hardcover, quarter green morocco with gilt lettering on spine. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear and some stronger signs of foxing to the first and last two pages. The Gallimard edition of Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, with James Joyce's original signature on a card laid down on the upper printed wrapper. Joyce has signed his name in green ink obliquely across the card which may have been clipped from a larger document. This has been laid down in the middle of the page between the printed title and the imprint, Gallimard, at the foot of the page. The whole book, including the original Gallimard card wrappers has been bound in handsome quarter green morocco over marbled boards. All examples of Joyce's signature are desirable; this example recently emerged from a significant American collection.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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        GUEST BOOK FOR THE CASTELLO BAR AT THE CASTLE SCHLOSS MONDSEE Near Salzburg, Austria 1952-1988.

      Salzburg, Austria: Not published, 1952. Folio ledger, bound in red leather, with three large brass or brass/silver armorial calling card holders affixed to and protruding from the front cover. The pre-1958 inclusions are on separate smaller sheets that are tipped-in, presumably from a previous guestbook. There is a gap between 1953-1957 with no entries from this period. Hundreds of autographs have yet to be identified, but there is a strong concentration of musical, opera and ballet performers, due to the proximity of the Castello Bar to Salzburg, but also artists, politicains, dignitaries, race car drivers, film stars and others. This includes a couple of bars of music for "The Hills are Alive" from the movie "The Sound of Music" and the signatures of Director Robert Wise, Actors Christoper Plummer and Julie Andrews (and other production personnel), dated April, and again May 1964. Contains hundreds of autographs and inscriptions, drawings, etc., many of which are identified to be of: Franz Josef II, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989), Tony Curtis, Winifred Wagner, Leontyne Price, Robert Stolz (1880-1975), Brooke Astor, Gene Tunney, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Natalie Wood (1938-1981), Jack Lemmon, Keenan Wynn (1916-1986), Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Walter Legge; W. H. Auden, Chester Kallman, Nicolas Nabokov and John Warrack the night before the opening of the premier performance (in German translation) of "Bassarids"; Donald J. Russell (Southern Pacific Co.); Jean-Louis Barrault, Madeleine Renaud, Yves Saint Laurent (with sketch), Sylvie de Nussac, Kim d'Estainville; John Berkeley "Peanuts" Taylor; Mara Lane; Burt Lancaster; Helmut Berger (Steinberger), Luchino Visconti; Thomas Quinn Curtis (1915-2000), Claudio Abbado, Kurt Hoffmann (1910-2001), Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932-1988); Helmut Qualtinger (1928-1986); Anneliese Rothenberger, Claudio Abbado, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Tom Krause; Alice Tully (1902-1993); Lucia Popp (1939-1993); Walter Legge (1906-1979); Wolfgang Hutter (two page watercolor/pen & ink drawing); (Norman) Graham Hill (1929-1975); Siegfried Lowitz (with signed photograph); Helene Rochas; Peter Sellers; Eberhard Wachter (Waechter) (1929-1992), Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry (1929-2000); Harold Wilson (1916-1995); Ivan Rebroff (with signed photograph); Joanna Simon, Walter Legge; Heinz Reincke; Riccardo Muti; Tilly Losch Carnarvon (Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine "Tilly" Losch, Countess of Carnarvon; 1903-1975); Claudio Abbado, Maruizio Pollini; Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1882), Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Joanna Simon and Walter Legge; Rita Streich (1920-1987), James King (1925-2005); Isabel and Arabel von Karajan; Pierre Graber (1908-2003); Edda Moser; Piero Cappuccilli (1926-2005); (Count) Piero Roberti (1935-2005), Elisabeth Roberti (Elisabeth Schenck Countess von Stauffenberg), Rick di Portanova (Baron Enrico di Portanova), Sandra di Portanova (Sandra Hovas); Ken Adam; Niki Lauda (with signed photograph); Fritz Wotruba (1907-1975); Kenneth (Dewitt) Schermerhorn (1929-2005), Carol Neblett; Jean Pierre Marcie-Riviere, Rosemarie (Kanzler) Marcie-Riviere; Betty Holt; Kiri Te Kanawa (with signed photograph), Desmond Park, Johannes Waldendorff, Sophie Woldendorff; Nicolai Ghiaurov (1929-2004), Mirella Freni; Gordon P. Getty; Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Catherine Aleya Aga Khan; Leopold Sedar Senghor; Chuck Jones (1912-2002) with a penned sketch of Daffy Duck smoking a pipe; Philip Entremont; Peter Haener; Ronald S. Lauder (US Ambassador to Austria); Erwin Strahl, Waltraut Haas (with signed photograph), etc. . Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Folio.

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        Wise Blood

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 A near fine first edition (so stated on copyright page) inscribed by O'Connor on the front free endpaper. Very good dust jacket still has original $3 price but has some discoloration. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        The Power of Positive Thinking

      New York: Prentice Hall, 1952. First edition of this enduring classic. Octavo, original blue cloth. Light wear to the bottom boards, near fine in a very good dust jacket. Boldly signed by Norman Vincent Peale on the front free endpapr. First printing are uncommon, especially signed. The Power of Positive Thinking has sold over 10 million copies and has been translated into 15 different languages. It was "written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life,

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons. Hardcover. blue cloth silver lettering blind-stamped signature to bottom of front cover colophon to copyright page (lacks 'A') dust jacket (price clipped) portrait of Hemingway on black panel tinted blue most likely first edition/second printing book in very good condition with no markings dust jacket chipped along edges, price clipped with light browning along left edge of rear panel portrait . . Very Good. 1952.

      [Bookseller: San Francisco Book Company]
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        Manuel d'archéologie égyptienne. Complete in 11 volumes. Tome I: Les époques de formation. 1: La préhistoire. 2: Les trois premières dynasties. Tome II: Les grandes époques. 1: L'architecture funéraire. 2: L'architecture religieuse et civile. Tome III: La statuaire. 1: Texte. 2: Planches. Tome IV: Scènes de la vie quotidienne. 1ère partie: Les tombes. 1: Texte. 2: Planches. Tome V: Scènes de la vie quotidienne. 2ème partie: Elevage, chasse, pêche, navigation. 1: Texte. 2: Planches. Tome VI: Scènes de la vie agricole (texte et planches) et Indices tomes IV, V, VI (complete set)

      Picard, Paris 1952 - Very rare complete set of 11 volumes. Picard, Paris, 1952-1978. First edition. Original softcover, in excellent condition. From the library of Egyptologist Dr. Otto Schaden. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        one morning in maine

      VIKING PRESS [JUNIOR LITERARY GUILD] 1952 - HARDBACK BOOK IN NEAR FINE CONDITION,UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET [$2.50] IS VERY GOOD,FIRST PUBLISHED BY THE VIKING PRESS IN APRIL 1952 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIMBO

      New York: Random House, 1952. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a slight bit of shelf wear to spine ends. A sharp copy. (15368). Octavo, cloth. "Describes a pacifist but masochist society in 1990, whose members have their limbs amputated and replaced by more efficient plastic appliances." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. "On its literary merits ... LIMBO is one of the best American dystopias ever written, fully comparable with WE, BRAVE NEW WORLD, and NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1221-5. "LIMBO and Vonnegut's PLAYER PIANO, both written in 1952, are without question the two outstanding novels exploring the dystopian future vision of computers and automation. Vonnegut's novel is a better one artistically, but Wolfe's is creative in its images of a future that might be possible with technologies based on cybernetic concepts, and it is penetrating in its insights about human nature." - Warrick, pp. 147-50. "Zany, action packed, Joycean in style, LIMBO is formally and conceptually complex and unremittingly analytical, both politically and psychologically." - David N. Samuelson and Curtis C. Smith (eds), Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, p. 595. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-196. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 95. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 212. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1208. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 6. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 245.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        East of Eden

      Viking Press, NY 1952 - Green cloth first edition with all first edition points (bite p. 281 line 38, etc. ) Spine panel slightly softened, spine ends/points very slightly rubbed. Tips remain sharp. Unmarked. The first state DJ in mylar with $4.50 flap price intact has a small closed abrasion at spine head else fine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Inscribed Promotional Photo for the film Park Row

      Black and white photo, 8" x 10" of film director Samuel Fuller and one of the film's producers, standing and chatting in front of several promotional posters for Fuller's 1952 film, Park Row. Inscribed by Fuller: "To Fred I. Archibald -- with best wishes -- Sam Fuller. 5-5-52." An uncommon signature, and a nice artifact from an early and interesting Fuller film about the New York City newspaper wars of the 1880s. Some consider the film an overlooked-classic -- in particular its tribute to freedom of the press (Fuller began his career as a tabloid journalist) was in marked contrast to mainstream Hollywood's fear of the McCarthy witch hunts. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Sensory Order

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. Octavo, 209pp. A near fine, crisp copy with some very scant foxing to the endpapers and some light age-toning. In a very good or better dust jacket with one 1/4" chip at the meeting of the base and the front panel, and the white title gently darkened on the spine. Bears the ownership signature and blindstamp of Ray Pepinsky, a physics professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville, who had a wide array of academic interests. This book was published in 1952 by Hayek's own institution, the University of Chicago, where he was a professor and figurehead of the Committee on Social Thought. Truly an uncommon volume, particularly in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company]
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        Thunda #1 Thun'da 1952 M.E. Frank Frazetta art Good Girl Art

      ME 1952 - -First issue -Only comic book drawn entirely by FRANK FRAZETTA. -Wild cover, outstanding art. -Sharp copy, nice corners. Has a tear at middle spine. Condition: FN

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        De Ronde Kant van de Aarde.

      Paris, presse privée, mai 1952. - 22 x 22 cm, 12 p., 7 ill. En ff., couv. ill. à fenêtre, chemise et étui titré au dos. Edition originale de ce très rare livre pour enfants de la période Cobra, avec sept dessins originaux de Karel Appel lithographiés en noir (dont cinq à pleine page) sous couverture illustrée d'un dessin lithographié en noir. Tirage unique à 100 exemplaires. Amusant envoi collectif a.s.d. (juin 1952) de l'auteur Hans Andreus (pseudonyme de Johan Wilhelm van der Zant) à ses amis écrivains et artistes hollandais Remco Campert et sa femme Freddy, Ruby (Konsbroek) et Ethel (Portney) témoignant de la rareté des exemplaires : "want ik heb geen boekjes voor ieder apart". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: SOLSTICES RARE BOOKS]
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        Iseult.

      1952. Original pen and ink drawing on wove paper. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass. Excellent condition. Sheet size: 40 x 24 cm. Signed lower left in ink by Beaton, titled lower right. An original drawing for a costume design for Picnic at Tintagel, a version of the story of Tristram and Iseult performed by the New York City Ballet in 1952. This drawing appears as an illustration in Charles Spencer's book Cecil Beaton, Stage and Film Design on page 73. This comes with a copy of the book.

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        King George VI, The Prime Minister's Broadcast February 7, 1952, by Winston S Churchill

      Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1952. 27pp. One of 750 copies. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of King George VI by Karsh of Ottawa. First American edition of Winston Churchill's speech. Printed by the Chiswick Press and bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Very fine in red morocco with gilt-stamping. A.e.g. (Massmann 8; Bradbury, p. 252). (2 1/4 by 1 1/2; 57x37mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Inscribed Promotional Photo for the film Park Row

      Black and white photo, 8" x 10" of film director Samuel Fuller and one of the film's producers, standing and chatting in front of several promotional posters for Fuller's 1952 film, Park Row. Inscribed by Fuller: "To Fred I. Archibald -- with best wishes -- Sam Fuller. 5-5-52." An uncommon signature, and a nice artifact from an early and interesting Fuller film about the New York City newspaper wars of the 1880s. Some consider the film an overlooked-classic -- in particular its tribute to freedom of the press (Fuller began his career as a tabloid journalist) was in marked contrast to mainstream Hollywood's fear of the McCarthy witch hunts. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Wise Blood.

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Company,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in yellow morocco, titles blocked to spine in black, twin rule to turn-ins in black, black endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'ALTRO ELEMENTO

      EINAUDI, 1952. ITALIANO 0,06 N. 6 della collana diretta da Elio Vittorini, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, coperta morbida con alette, ingiallita ai bordi ed al orsetto, con lievi segni di usura e strappo al dorso USATO

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        TOMORROW, THE STARS

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Inscribed by Heinlein on the front free endpaper: "To Mrs. A. G. Archer -- / Robert A. Heinlein." Anthology compiled by Judith Merril and Frederik Pohl (not Heinlein, although he received credit as "editor" and was one of the five "editors" [i.e. readers] credited in the preface) collecting fourteen stories by Jack Finney, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Henry Kuttner, Eric Frank Russell, William Tenn, Isaac Asimov, Fritz Leiber, Judith Merril and others, with preface by Heinlein. Two exceedingly faint tape ghosts on fore-edge of each free endpaper, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with a mild crease at bottom edge of front panel. A nice copy. Uncommon signed by Heinlein. (#154799)

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        THE ROLLING STONES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1952]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket (printed price "$2.50" on front flap) with slight wear to head of spine panel, a touch of rubbing to corner tips and to small closed tears to upper rear panel. (17068). Octavo, illustrations by Clifford Geary, cloth. "...the novel aptly illustrates the author's eminence as writer of science fiction for young readers." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63.

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        TOMORROW, THE STARS ..

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952.. Octavo,cloth. First edition. Inscribed by Heinlein on the front free endpaper: "To Mrs. A. G. Archer -- / Robert A. Heinlein." Anthology compiled by Judith Merril and Frederik Pohl (not Heinlein, although he received credit as "editor" and was one of the five "editors" [i.e. readers] credited in the preface) collecting fourteen stories by Jack Finney, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Henry Kuttner, Eric Frank Russell, William Tenn, Isaac Asimov, Fritz Leiber, Judith Merril and others, with preface by Heinlein. Two exceedingly faint tape ghosts on fore-edge of each free endpaper, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with a mild crease at bottom edge of front panel. A nice copy. Uncommon signed by Heinlein. (#154799)

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        THE ROLLING STONES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1952]. First edition. Mild bruises to lower corner tips, small owner's inked name at top edge of front free end paper, a nearly fine copy in bright, near fine first printing dust jacket (printed price "$2.50" on front flap) with touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, two short closed tears along upper spine folds professionally mended by a paper conservationist, and a faint horizontal crease at top edge of rear panel. A nice copy of one of the more elusive Heinlein books written for young adults published during the 1950s. (11675). Octavo, illustration by Clifford Geary, cloth. "...the novel aptly illustrates the author's eminence as writer of science fiction for young readers."- Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63.

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        Ich sah und schnitt in Holz.

      1952 - 88 nn. S. Mit 41 (einschließlich Titelholzschnitt) ganzseitigen num. Holzschnitten. Zeitdokument über den Alltag zwischen Nachkriegselend und Wiederaufbau. - Eines von 300 num. Exemplaren. - Einbandkante unten etwas bestoßen, leichte Quetschung und Anplatzung am Rücken, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. - Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14.-, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-8°, Ppband mit Porträtmonogramm. .

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        THE CURRENTS OF SPACE

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. First edition. Mild offsetting to endpapers, touch of fade to edges of boards, a nearly fine copy in a just about fine dust jacket with mild edge rubbing. An attractive copy. (16892). Octavo, jacket illustration by George Guisti, boards. "... 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 anti-racist theme." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 83.

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        The White Rabbit. From the Story told to him by Wing-Commander F.E.E. Yeo-Thomas. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Evans Brothers, [1952] - 8vo. First Edition with portrait frontispiece and 11 plates on 8; handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco sides with gilt frame border back with five raised bands second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt all other compartments tooled a The harrowing yet uplifting story of SOE agent Wing-Commander Forest Yeo-Thomas code-named 'White Rabbit'. Parachuted into occupied France in early 1944 he was captured arrested and many times tortured to the point of death. After several attempts at esca [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quadrille A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. crimson cloth, front cover signature of Noel Coward in gilt, title also in gilt against black banner. Fine in tape repaired, nicked dust wrapper.. 116 pages. 20 x 13 cm. Dust wrapper designed by Cecil Beaton. Signed by Lynn Fontaine and Alfred Lunt on front free endpaper, and also signed by every actor and actress in the cast, save for three extras (Travellers). Printed within a few days of the first performance at the Phoenix Theatre. Bright, fresh copy.

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        IL CONTRIBUTO DI MENDELSOHN ALLA EVOLUZIONE DELL'ARCHITETTURA MODERNA

      TAMBURINI, MILANO 1952 - STUDI MONOGRAFICI D'ARCHITETTURA ITALIANO Coperta in cartonato editoriale marrone con titoli neri al piatto ed al dorso, piccoli strappetti alla cima ed al piede, sovraccoperta usurata e con strappi ai bordi ed al dorso, numerose foto in nero, pagine ingiallite ai bordi e con sottile fioritura la cui presenza è stata causa di leggero attaccamento tra loro di alcune pagine con la conseguenza di acuni segni di usura

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        An Oversized Juan Peron Photograph Signed Just After His Wife Died; He Is Wearing A Black Mourning Band On His Arm

      PS. 9 ½" x 13 ¾". December 24, 1952. Buenos Aires. An oversized black and white matte finished photograph signed "Juan Peron" in blue ink on the lower border. This was signed just a few months after Evita died, and he wears a black mourning band on his left arm. The photograph is dedicated to Aurelia Delgado. It is in extremely fine condition with very light bending to the upper corners.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        LJUBLJANA - SPORTS: INTERNACIONALNI KAJAK SLALOM [INTERNATIONAL KAYAK SLALOM].

      Lithograph in colour (Very Good, tiny tears in margins) 100,5 x 61,5 cm (39.5 x 24.2 inches). - [Ljubljana, Slovenia 1952]. A well-executed large poster was made for an international competition in kayaking in Tacen, by Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1952. The river shown is Sava, with a popular hikig route Šmarna gora in the background. The poster was designed by a Slovenian illustrator Janez Trpin (1908—1973). He was schooled in Germany before WW II, and worked as poster designer and book illustrator in Yugoslavia. Especially famous were his mid-century posters for tourist attractions of Yugoslavia. After WWII he also designed brochures and children's games.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        Gesammelte Werke. Chronologisch geordnet. Achtzehn (18) Bände in siebzehn (17) Bänden (inklusive Gesamtregister Band XVIII) (komplett). Unter Mitwirkung von Marie Bonaparte, Prinzessin Georg von Griechenland herausgegeben von Anna Freud, E. Bibring, W. Hoffer, E. Kris und O. Isakower. ("Imago.Ausgabe"). Die Bände im Einzelnen: Band I: Werke aus den Jahren 1892-1889. Band II / III: Die Traumdeutung. Über den Traum. Band IV: Zur Psychopathologie des Alltagslebens. Band V: Werke aus den Jahren 1904-1905. Band VI: Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten. Band VII: Werke aus den Jahren 1906-1909. Band VIII: Werke aus den Jahren 1909-1915. Band IX: Totem und Taboe. Band X: Werke aus den Jahren 1913-1917. Band XI: Vorlesungen zur Einführung i

      Frankfurt, S. Fischer Verlag 1952 - 1968. - Insgesamt rund 7400 Seiten. Original blauer Leineneinband. - Einbände zum Teil leicht berieben. Schnitt angestaubt. Im Inneren jedoch sauber und ohne Anstreichungen. Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltene, vollständige Ausgabe inkl. des seltenen Gesamtregister-Bandes. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Nonnenmacher]
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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1951 Through November/December1952

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1952 - Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: "Our Ladies of Ladysmith" - 4 photos and text re: operators in this Vancouver Island town; Photos of equipment upgrade in Victoria; New Haney office; Emerald central office in Vancouver; W.S. Pipes Appointed General Manager; Company seeks permission to increase capital; R.S. Argue; Penny Wise; Statement of Development - # of phones operating per exchange; Company fails to earn full dividends; Two fires; Forty years in company trucks; Port Moody-Ioco cable photos; Victoria's largest phone cable; C.C.F. Hall fire; New Union Bay office; rate increase sought; new pole-setting technique with crane - photo; 4 pages of photos and captions from Courtenay; Exchange comes to Fruitvale; Post-war development program continues; Border line pole; H.W. Stevens; Kerrisdale reunion; Haney Conversion; Mission may join B.C. Tel.; Royal Visit; Prize-winning float; North, West and Richmond endorse extended service; G.L. Frost; Company seeks new rates at hearing; Earl Squire; Memoriam for E.P. LaBelle, "Recognized as one of the outstanding men in telephony". Mr. LaBelle retired in 1947 after spending 27 years as General Plant Manager of the company. An impressive concise bio is presented. (This book bears the ink-stamped name 'E.P. LaBelle' on the top edge of the text. Presumably, this book belonged to Eugene LaBelle Jr.); Vancouver City Hall joins Automatic Systems; Vancouver dial service completes move to new quarters; Haney cut to automatic; Automatic service for Yarrow; Charlie Davis (helped publish every issue of Telephone Talk from inception in 1911 to the end of 1951; George McCartney - memoriam with photo; Elgin installation; New Cable for West Van; J.D. Johnston ends long service; Mission's new building; North Central Office Expansion; Square Dancing; Surrey program pushes ahead - photos; Chilliwack equipment added; Elgin automatic unit now in service; Photo of men working above Rock Creek Canyon at Bridesville; Hastings Reunion; Vancouver Toll Expansion; Powell River Photos; New automatic system for Aldergrove; New outdoor pay stations (pay phones); photos of construction of B.C.'s portion of the trans-Canada telephone line; Hammond Photos; Victoria Expansion - photos and text; Abbottsford-Mission cutover; Chilliwack telephone personalities - photos; Nelson-Penticton Toll Line construction photos; our biggest cable goes underground in Vancouver - photos; J.E. Carlile retires; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Tape-staining to pastedowns and endpapers, as well as to front and rear flaps. First Edition, First Issue "A"; Charles Scribner's Sons; Dust Jacket; 140 Pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Etidorhpa oder das Ende der Erde. Erster und Zweiter Band [kmpl.]. Mit vielen Illustrationen von J. Augustus Knapp. Autorisierte dtsch. Ausg.

      X, 303 S. mit Frontispiz, 22 Illus. im Text u. auf Taf., sowie Fig. 1-10 / 4 Bll., 296 S., 1 Bl., mit 19 Illus. im Text u. auf Taf., sowie Fig. 11-14, 8, Illus. O-Leinen (2 Bde.) Bloch 2/1952. - Der Pharmakologe John Uri Lloyd (1849-1936) veröffentlichte vorliegendes Buch (OT "Etidorhpa or the End of Earth"), dessen Titel rückwärts gelesen "Aphrodite" lautet, erstmals 1895 im Selbstverlag. Noch zu seinen Lebzeiten erlangte der "Hohlerde-Klassiker" 11 Auflagen. Der Protagonist reist ins Innere der Erde u. findet dort allerlei merkwürdige Kristalle, Pflanzen u. andere (prähistorische?) Lebewesen. Ungewöhnlich ist, dass für alle Erscheinungen "naturwissenschaftliche" Erklärungen gegeben werden, z.B. auch wie das Sonnenlicht durch die Erdkruste ins Innere dringt. Einige der Theorien geistern noch heute durch die Literatur, andere sind Vorwegnahmen (immer noch) aktueller grenzwissenschaftlicher Themen. Die Bedingungen im Innern der Erde seien sogar besser als aussen, was der Reisende auch am eigenen Körper erspüren kann. Er trifft auf andere Hohlerde-Reisende u. schliesslich auch auf die schöne "Etidorpha", die ihn hypnotisch auf die letzte Prüfung vorbereitet. - Um dem Buch Wirklichkeitgehalt zu geben, gibt Lloyd vor, dass er den Text von einem Johann Lllewellyn Llongollyn Drury erhalten haben will, dem auf sehr mysteriöse Weise ein Fremder dieses Manuskript überlassen hatte, das mit dem Eintritt in eine geheime Gesellschaft beginnt. Da Drury/Lloyd dem Berichteten scheinbar skeptisch gegenüber steht, wird das Studium des Manuskriptes mehrmals unterbrochen, um die Wissenschaften zu rate zu ziehen. - U.a. über: Eine Unterrichtsstunde über geistiges Forschen Die Brüderschaft der Adepten Eine Lichtzone tief im Innern der Erde Der Pilzenwald Mein Schwergewicht verschwindet Warnung vor der Biologie, der Wissenschaft vom Leben des Menschen Materie ist aufgehaltene Bewegung Ich höre auf zu atmen u. lebe trotzdem weiter Unter den Trunkenbolden Weitere Versuchung: Etidorhpa Der innere Ring oder das Aufhören der Gravitation Das Ende der Erde. - Einbände leicht berieben beide Titel mit kl. Besitzervermerk, sonst gute u. frische Expl.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        French Country Cooking

      New York: Horizon Press, 1952. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A lovely, crisp copy of the 1952 1st American edition. Tight and Near Fine (with just the slightest hint of offsetting at the front free endpaper) in a bright, price-intact ("$2.95"), Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, the wonderful dustjacket design --identical to the UK edition-- by John Minton. A superb copy, in true collector's condition.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Stated first edition, first printing. Very Good with sunning to cloth at edges. light wear at corners and spine ends, toning to pages; in a Good price clipped dust jacket with chipping at edges, an open tear and associated creasing to the bottom of the front panel, and an interior chip along the rear flap fold.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - Advance review copy of the first edition, signed and dated by Kurt Vonnegut on the title page. Self-bound in dust jacket, with two white strips mounted on verso of front cover and first blank page with printed material which would appear on the first edition dust jacket flaps. Very Good. Wraps toned, lightly soiled, stray pencil mark to front cover, 1.5-inch long hairline crack to front joint near foot. Ink blot to white printed strip on first blank page; 1 x 2.5" torn from top corners of first blank and half title page; verso of half title page shows a tear near the gutter at foot. One of an estimated 25-30 copies in such format, and ever more uncommon signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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