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        UKRAINIAN UNDERGROUND ART Album of the Woodcuts made in Ukraine 1947-1950 by Artist of the Underground Nil Khasevych & Disciples

      "Prolog", Philadelphia, PA 1952 - 4to, pp. 69. Corners bumped, sl. musty aroma; else clean, tightly-bound and in very good condition. Text is in English and Ukrainian facing. Statement on the copyright page says: "First copies of the woodcuts are kept in the archives of the Foreign Delegation of the Supreme Ukrainian Liberation Council (UHVR)." Preliminary text of 22 pages contains six articles (in English and Ukrainian) about the struggle for artistic freedom against Soviet repression and censorship. Remaining pages contain the illustrations, very nicely reproduced (often in more than one colour), with details underneath of subject and date engraving created. Very scarce item: WorldCat shows only three institutional holdings (National Library of Scotland, Dutch Defence Library, and University of Newcastle, Australia). Khasevych was born into a poverty-striken family in the little Ukrainian village of Volynia in 1906. In 1926, he studied painting and graphic arts at the Academy of Arts in Warsaw. In 1932, he graduated with a teaching diploma but, being Ukrainian, he could not find work so he began specializing in woodcutting and Ukrainian calligraphy. In 1937, four of his woodcuts for bookplates won a prize at the International Exhibition of Woodcuts in Warsaw. During World War Two, Khasevych returned to the Ukraine and joined the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), fighting both the Nazis and the Soviets. He produced numerous woodcuts during and after the war which were highly politicized and critical of the two repressive regimes, and for the production of which he was subject to prosecution and puinishment. He died in 1952. Bound in original blue buckram with title embossed on board [Attributes: 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]

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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].

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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.

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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.

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        Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York 1952 - "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl". Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. With an Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. First American edition, first printing with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, 1952. 12mo [5" x 7 3/8"], 282 pp. With a first edition dust jacket. The dust jacket is in good minus condition. Light creases and tears to the jacket with sunning to the panels and spine. Moisture stains to the rear panel, flaps, and to the verso of the jacket. The original price of $3.95 is present on the front flap. The book is in very good condition. The black cloth boards are well preserved with firm edges. The silver titling on the spine is clear and vibrant. The front board is slightly curved. The front hinge is cracked. The binding is starting. The contents are toned, clean, unmarked, and complete. A rare copy of the account one of the most influential lives of the 21st century. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store.We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H6-4) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 140 Pages. TRUE First Edition with the original price of $3.00 (in brown) intact on the front flap. Scribner's "A" and colophon on the copyright page as called for. There are two issues that prevent me from literally saying "fresh from the case" on this copy. The first is the lettering on the spine. It is a bit rubbed in a few places. The second issue is a nearly undetectable 1/3 inch closed tear on the bottom of the rear dust jacket panel. Hints of toning to the endpapers. The single nicest condition copy we have ever actually seen in person.

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        The Old Man and the Sea - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A Very Good+ first Edition/First Printing showing some minimal rubbing to corner and some staining to ffeps. Small water stain to bottom of page block, pages clean inside. Very Good+ dust-jacket showing overall wear and some rubbing to spine and corners, as well as tape repair to two small closed tears inside. Book is housed in a blue slipcase. An exceptional collectible in beautiful condition; Hemingway's hugely successful story of the old fisherman landing the biggest fish in his life. Basis for the motion picture starring Spencer Tracy. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize. All first issue/first state points present, e. G. , Scribner "A" and colophon present on copyright page, no mention of Pulitzer/Nobel Prize; blue tinted dust jacket, original price of $3.00 on inside flap of jacket; [ii], 140, [2] pages .

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 140 Pages. TRUE First Edition with the original price of $3.00 (in brown) intact on the front flap. Scribner's "A" and colophon on the copyright page as called for. Boards damp-stained at edges. Sunning and bit of discoloration. Dust Jacket exhibits sunning to spine, slight chipping to the folds and a bit of wear to crown and foot of spine. A bit of foxing to interior with PO bookplate affixed to inside front board. Sounds worse than it looks. A great copy for the price.

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        Chagall.

      Paris, Editions Pierre à Feu, Maeght éditeur. Mars - avril. 1952 - Folio. 16 p., avec 2 lithographies originales en couleurs en double page et 6 illustrations en noir. Texte par Gaston Bachelard "La lumière des origines", Charles Estienne "Le mur des fables" et Ambroise Vollard "J'édite les Fables de La Fontaine et je choisis Chagall comme illustrateur". - Les lithographies originales: "Le coq rouge" et "Le cheval brun". - Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Gesammelte Schriften. [7 Bde. komplett].

      8, 883, 897, 943, 936, 831, 685 u. 944 S., OLdr. m. Goldpräg. u. Kopfgoldschnitt, Papier min. gebräunt allg. tadelloses, ungelesenes Ex. Erschienen zum 80. Geburtstag H. Hesses (die Bde. 1 - 6 als Neudruck im 6. - 10. Tsd. der Ausgabe Gesammelte Dichtungen von 1952, der Bd. 7 Betrachtungen. Briefe zum ersten Mal in dieser Zusammenstellung erschienen).

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        Häuslein an der Stadtmauer' : Bunte Wachskreide, unten rechts monogrammiert.- UNIKAT.

      (Bad Wurzach), um 1952. - rückseitig betitelt und von der Tochter Adelgund bezeichnet 'Aus dem Nachlass von Sepp Mahler'. Bildgröße 15 x 29,5 cm, Rahmen 30 x 40 cm, wohnfertig gerahmt, *Nagel, Schwäbisches Künstlerlexikon; 79.- Vollmer III, 298.- Malerpoet und Moormaler in Bad Wurzach.-

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        Mobili e Interni di Architetti Italiani --Selezione Dalla Rivista Domus (in Dustjacket)

      Milan: Editoriale Domus, 1952. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good -. The 1952 1st edition, IN THE UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Tight and VG, with very light soiling along the front panel's top-edge and light foxing at the preliminaries. And in a crisp, VG- example of the fragile pictorial dustjacket, with a 3" chip to the front panel's lower-edge and light chipping and creasing --with several small closed tears-- along the panel edges. Still though, very presentable and scarce as such. Tall quarto, wonderful crisp black-and-white (and the occasional color) plates thruout.

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        Dutch and Flemish Etchings Engravings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700: Volume VII, Fouceel-Gole

      Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, [1952?]. Darkest siena stamped cloth, gilt letters on spine, gilt decoration on front cover; 240 pp., many BW illus. The seventh volume of an eventual 72-volume set providing details about the lives and works of Dutch and Flemish artists who produced prints, etchings, engravings and woodcuts during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Supplies some collector information into the 1940s. This volume presents artists alphabetically from Jan Fouceel (worked ca 1670) to Jacob Gole (1660-1737). Rare. VG- (Ex-art library, no dj; with i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages, incl. rear pocket; otherwise, only lightly aged.).

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

      Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 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.

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        VERVE. Revue artistique et littéraire. Vol VII. Nr. 27 et 28. Couverture composee specialement par Georges Braque. Mit 8 (3 farb., 1 doppelblattgr.) Orig.-Lithographien von M. Chagall und 1 doppelblattgr. Orig.-Farblithographie von J. Miró

      sowie 21 Lithographien nach G. Braque, H. Matisse, H. Laurens, A. Giacometti, A. Masson, F. Léger, Borès und Gromaire. Paris, Revue Verve (1952). Illustr. OPbd. 36,1 x 27,0 cm. Einband am Rücken am Rücken leicht gebräunt, Vorderdeckel min. lichtrandig, Einbandkanten oben auc ca. 4 cm angeplatzt. Innen tadelloses und vollständiges Exemplar.

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        VERVE. Revue artistique et littéraire. Vol VII. Nr. 27 et 28. Couverture composee specialement par Georges Braque. Mit 8 (3 farb., 1 doppelblattgr.) Orig.-Lithographien von M. Chagall und 1 doppelblattgr. Orig.-Farblithographie von J. Miró,

      sowie 21 Lithographien nach G. Braque, H. Matisse, H. Laurens, A. Giacometti, A. Masson, F. Léger, Borès und Gromaire. Paris, Revue Verve (1952). Illustr. OPbd. 36,1 x 27,0 cm. Einband am Rücken am Rücken leicht gebräunt, Vorderdeckel min. lichtrandig, Einbandkanten oben auc ca. 4 cm angeplatzt. Innen tadelloses und vollständiges Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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

      Dent, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        A Symposium on Commercially Available General-Purpose Electronic Digital Computers of Moderate Price.

      Washington, D.C.: [U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Technical Services],, 1952. Quarto, pp. [2], 41. Original orange paper wrappers, wire-stitched, front wrappers printed in black. Black and white photographic illustrations and figures throughout. Spine lightly faded, wrappers a little marked and loose at staples, overall a very good copy. First edition of the first survey of electronic digital computers published in the United States. As Chairman of the Advisory Panel, the pioneering American mathematician Mina Rees (1902-1997) organised this symposium on computing technology which focused on seven moderately priced computers and was attended by manufacturing and government representatives. During World War II Rees served as assistant to the chief of the Office of Scientific Research and Development's Applied Mathematics Panel. She later established the mathematical research programme at the United States Navy's Office of Naval Research, where she played an important role in directing the ONR's sponsorship towards supporting the emerging electronic computer industry. She was the first woman to be elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1970.

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        Photo Album]: Sun Valley, Idaho

      1952 - Large oblong quarto. 310 photographic snapshots mounted on blank black pages, all but a few are silver gelatin prints, various sizes, ranging from 2.5" x 2.5" to 7" x 9.5", most are somewhere in between, virtually all are captioned, often in some detail. A few have e0ither fallen from their mounts (but are present), a few pages have been cut away removing the caption and image but there are several additional loose images that might have been in those places. Additionally included are a few commercial postcards, a drawing of the album's compiler (made by a young soldier on a train), a clipping, and a few other relevant small scraps. Overall near fine with nice, well-captioned images. Assembled by a waitress who worked at a resort in the resort city of Sun Valley, Idaho (adjacent to the city of Ketchum) in 1951 and 1952, consisting of a voluminous selection of well-composed images, mostly of young people in their 20s (the compiler looks to be a little older than most of the others, perhaps in her mid-30s) at work, and at play while swimming, rock climbing, spelunking, drinking and barbecuing, consorting with deer, antelope, and sled-dogs, in very deep snow (sometimes as much as 15 feet according to the captions), with snow sculptures, sleighing and tobogganing, camping, and generally having a wonderful time. Perhaps not surprisingly there are a generous selection of skiing photographs, both downhill and cross-country skiing at night, and including many of the young staff skiing in (intentionally) ludicrous costumes. A small but interesting selection are of the girls traveling on a sightseeing excursion to Salt Lake City, Nebraska, and Denver. The compiler seems to have been from Chicago, and laid into the back is a contemporary article in color from the *Chicago Sunday Tribune* about two of the waitresses who were using the opportunity provided by making successful attempts to become serious competitive skiers.A splendid "slice-of-life" vernacular photograph album with spectacular views and unlike other albums of the time (by tourists) provide interesting and unusual insights into the itinerant lifestyle of young people who worked in resorts in the early 1950s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dutch and Flemish Etchings Engravings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700: Volume VII, Fouceel-Gole

      Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1952. Hardcover. VG- (Ex-art library, no dj; with i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages, incl. rear pocket; otherwise, only lightly aged.). Darkest siena stamped cloth, gilt letters on spine, gilt decoration on front cover; 240 pp., many BW illus. The seventh volume of an eventual 72-volume set providing details about the lives and works of Dutch and Flemish artists who produced prints, etchings, engravings and woodcuts during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Supplies some collector information into the 1940s. This volume presents artists alphabetically from Jan Fouceel (worked ca 1670) to Jacob Gole (1660-1737). Rare.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        East of Eden.

      

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        The Natural

      Harcourt Brace and Company, New York 1952 - First edition. Spine a little faded, near fine in the gray binding (one of three, with no priority) in a very near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears and nominal rubbing. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Charles Crow. Cordially Bern. July 1952." Crow was a friend of Malamud's from New York, and advised Malamud when he applied for teaching positions, eventually accepting a position at Oregon State College. Crow's advice to Malamud is quoted in *Bernard Malamud: A Writer's Life* by Philip Maurice Davis. An especially nice copy of the author's first book, perhaps *the* classic baseball novel, and basis for the Barry Levinson film featuring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, and Kim Basinger. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Maria Cross Imaginative Patterns in a Group of Modern Catholic Writers

      Oxford University Press, New York 1952 - First edition, preceding the British edition by two years. About fine in attractive, near fine dustwrapper with tiny tears. O'Brien's pseudonymously published first book, a study of Roman Catholic writers including Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, Francoise Muriac, Georges Bernanos, Leon Bloy, Sean O'Faolin, and Peguy. Inscribed: "For Mark/ and college -/ new Men/ new times/ new places/ to/ share/ your / reality/ The Berrigans / Aug. 1969." An interesting association, presumably a gift from the peace activist brothers Daniel and Philip Berrigan who were also Catholic priests. The signature seems to be in the hand of Danial Berrigan, but we are not completely certain. An uncommon title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Narcotics Menace

      Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: Borden Publishing Company, 1952. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Cautionary expose from mid-twentieth-century about the incredible meance--DOPE--sweeping the United States, attempting to educate parents & others to prevent teenagers from "this horror lying in wait,'' beginning with "marijuana reefers." A FIRST EDITION, First Printing from 1952, in 206 pages with a Glossary of Drug Addict terms in rear. The author, son of an AZ senator, served as Deputy Sheriff & then police sergeant in CA, & draws on this experience to write this book. Hardcover with brilliant teal cloth-covered boards& deeper blue lettering to front & spine. A very scarce book, especially in this Pristine condition with its original DJ: both are in Fine condition, & look, feel, & smell just a teeny bit less crisp than Brand New! Virtually flawless DJ protected in new archival mylar. Completely clean, binding straight & tight, pages white. NO writing/underlining/highlighting; not ex-lib or BCE. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2017. Same Day Shipping on all orders received Weekdays by 2 pm (Pacific time); weekends & holidays ship next business day.

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        Photo Album]: South Africa 1952

      South Africa 1952 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12.5". String-tied red leather over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 96 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 4" and 5.5" x 7.5", with captions. Album is very good with short tears and edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by an English woman during a trip to South Africa, then known as The Union of South Africa, a dominion of Great Britain, with her extended family, at least some of whom were Americans. The album takes place during the summer of 1952 and shows various tourist sites throughout Cape Town. The photos show the government buildings and monuments, including the Voortrekkers monument in Pretoria. The indigenous people of the country are seen throughout the album including numerous images of Zulus. There are photos of topless women with captions commenting on their appearance such as "the latest in hairdos," as well as the men and children of the community. Also documented is a trip to a local market with scenes of the travelers as well as the Zulu people purchasing goods. One photo of a Zulu child reads, "my pet picanninny," reflecting the casual racism of the era, which didn't prevent the company from attending a Zulu dance festival which featured "maidens," older women, and a religious group called the Scotchmen. The Zulu men and women are seen with drums and other instruments dancing in traditional clothing and headdresses. One caption reads, "past their heyday but still shaking a mean spear," under a photo of older men dancing.The trip also focused on the landscape of the area with views of the natural beauty of South Africa. One group of photos is captioned, "typical South African scenery with native huts nestling on hillsides," another reads "Indian Ocean at Scottburgh Natal." They took a guided tour up the Umfolozi River to see hippos and crocodiles; a hippo is seen here in the distance in one photo. The South African man who took them up river was captioned "a character." They visited a native village and posed by the huts, "of the beehive type" and with villagers. One photo is captioned, "view from inside the hut" another reads, "gone native" and shows the very well-dressed British people standing beside a thatched hut. Also featured are animals such as monkeys and numerous photos of the Drakensburg Mountains along with a brochure of the gardens there.An interesting photographic account of a South African trip with an emphasis on Zulu culture from a British tourist perspective. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mamluk Costume. A Survey.

      Geneva: Albert Kundig, 1952 - Quarto. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. With the plain dust jacket. A superb copy in the clean dust jacket with a couple of short closed tears to the front panel. 20 plates. First edition of the first monograph on medieval Islamic costume since Reinhard Dozy's Dictionnaire détaillé (1845). Mayer's findings, based on literary and documentary evidence and focusing on the development of court ceremonial under al-Nasir Muhammad, are still authoritative today. The Mamluks were a Turkic slave dynasty who ruled Egypt, Syria and the Hijaz from the overthrow of the Ayyubid dynasty in 1250 to the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517, with Cairo as their capital. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        No Picnic on Mount Kenya: The Story of Three P O W S Escape To Adventure

      London: William Kimber, 1952. First edition in English of this mountaineering classic recounting the 1943 attempt of three escaped Italian prisoners of war to reach the summit of Mount Kenya. Octavo, original cloth, map endpapers. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some chipping to the crown and overall wear, tape repair to the verso. Rare in the original dust jacket. In No Picnic on Mount Kenya, Felice Benuzzi recounts one of the most bizarre and daring adventures of the twentieth century. In 1943, Benuzzi and two fellow Italian prisoners of war escaped from a British camp in equatorial East Africa with one goal to climb the seventeen-thousand-foot Mount Kenya, Africa's second tallest mountain. Filled with suspense and humor, it is an extraordinary story that has earned its place as a masterpiece. A film adaptation The Ascent was made in 1994. The screenplay was written by David Wiltse and the filming directed by Donald Shebib.

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        To Catch a Thief

      Random House 1952 - First Edition. Near Fine, in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Book plate from former owner to front pastedown. Light sunning to edges of boards. The dust jacket shows edge wear and chipping with loss at the head and tail of the spine, as well as at the corners. Stated first printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Symposium on Commercially Available General-Purpose Electronic Digital Computers of Moderate Price.

      Washington, D.C.: [U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Technical Services], 1952 - Quarto, pp. [2], 41. Original orange paper wrappers, wire-stitched, front wrappers printed in black. Spine lightly faded, wrappers a little marked and loose at staples, overall a very good copy. Black and white photographic illustrations and figures throughout. First edition of the first survey of electronic digital computers published in the United States. As Chairman of the Advisory Panel, the pioneering American mathematician Mina Rees (1902-1997) organised this symposium on computing technology which focused on seven moderately priced computers and was attended by manufacturing and government representatives. During World War II Rees served as assistant to the chief of the Office of Scientific Research and Development's Applied Mathematics Panel. She later established the mathematical research programme at the United States Navy's Office of Naval Research, where she played an important role in directing the ONR's sponsorship towards supporting the emerging electronic computer industry. She was the first woman to be elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1970. Origins of Cyberspace 853. OCLC locates just 4 copies in institutional holdings worldwide (British Library, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam, and two at the University of California). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Rolling Stones

      Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1952 - Signed First edition. Signed on full titlepage. Bound in green publisher's cloth with a navy blue decorative stamp, and navy blue titling to spine. Pictorial dustjaket in protective mylar. Book Condition: Very Good: Sharp edges. Clean textblock. Pinpoint sized hole where the back board meets the spine. Light rubbing on extremeties, the faintest beginnings of board exposure to the tips. Sparse, light markings to the publisher's cloth from use. General toning througout. / DJ Condition: Very Good Plus: Bright, glossy dustjacket. Light rubbing to extremeties. General tonnage as well as areas of transfer marks from the boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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