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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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        La Figure dans L'œuvre de Léger

      Louis Carré 1952 - A gorgeous exhibition catalogue of some of Fernand Léger's paintings from 1912-1952 and drawings from 1948-1952. Six full-color illustations, with two of them across two pages, along with a variety of black-and-white illustrations. This is one of 1,000 copies published by the venerable Galerie Louis Carré and printed on Vélin d'Arches paper at Mourlot Frères. With essays by Léger, "Comment je conçois la figure" (How I conceive the figure) and by André Maurois, "Mon ami Léger" (My friend Léger). 4to, 41, [3] pages. Near Fine in wrappers with original glassine covers. Some offsetting to pages, final page of text loose. Overall, a beautiful copy, one of the most spectacular ever published by Galerie Louis Carré. Copies of this volume are fairly uncommon. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      The MacMillan Company, New York 1952 - 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]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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        The Grant that Maxwell Bought

      The World Press, Denver 1952 - Folio, blue bds., gilt title on fb and spine, both very bright. This is the 1st ed. of this prodigious author's first book, no.229 of a total edition of 250, signed and numbered. The binding is tight and the boards are clean and unworn. Eps are clean. No foxing or toning. Illus. by 15 pages of photos at rear. pp. 256+fine map in pocket on rear pastedown. Mylar cover This volume deals with the history of the Maxwell land grant in Colorado and New Mexico. It is quite detailed and probably Father Stanley's scarcest work. The map appears never to have been unfolded and is in perfect condition. Howes C-892, Herd 2149, Six-guns 2103. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Large Original Print: "Peter Rabbit and His Friends From Designs by Beatrix Potter".

      Fredrick Warne and Co. Ltd. London (1952) - Large Oblong Print, contemporary printing process, 40" by 10" inches, with contemporary white painted frame. Lovely, colorful and rare Warne published poster of Potter's Peter Rabbit and other famous literary associates. Presumably produced to decorate a child's bedroom, Warne prints are notoriously uncommon whatever the vintage. Near Fine in white painted wood frame. 0.0

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        INTERNATIONALE LETTRISTE. No. 2. “Manifeste”. [Février 1953]

      [Paris], Internationale Lettriste, (1952) - 1 feuillet [210 X 270mm.] ronéotypé recto/verso avec tampon encreur rouge “Internationale Lettriste” en haut du recto et en bas du verso. Manifeste signé par S. Abouaf, S. Berna, P.J. Berlé, J.L. Brau, M. Dahou, G.E. Debord, Linda, F. Lejare, J.M. Mension, E. Papai, G. J Wolman. Contributions de G.E. Debord, G. J Wolman, J.M. Mension, S. Berna. Directeur gérant : B.D. Brau, [B. D. Brau -Bull Dog Brau- est le surnon de Jean Louis Brau]. rédacteur en chef : G.E. Debord. Publié de novembre 1952 à juin 1954. Cette revue publia 4 numéros. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Lecointre-Drouet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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]

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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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        Township 34: A History, with Digressions, of an Adirondack Township in Hamilton County, in the State of New York

      Privately Published at Grady Press, New York 1952 - First and only printing, in a numbered limited edition. This is number 307 or 600 copies. A presentation copy, inscribed on a blank preliminary page, from the author to a member of the Merwin family, dated 1954. Pp. xxvi, 614, thick quarto format in blue cloth with gilt decorations and spine titles, 39 maps (some folding), 471 illustrations, appendices, biblio, index, original matching slipcase. Book appears to have been only lightly read with very minor signs of handling to the tips. The slipcase is Good: structurally sound, with some edge-wear, a few tape shadows and minor spotting. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Inno Dubelaar Books]
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        PLAYER PIANO

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. A fine copy in a about very good price clipped dust jacket, color fade to edges and spine panel, some small stain spots to upper right front corner, light shelf wear to corners and spine ends which have been reinforced on the verso with clear tape. (14629). Octavo, boards. First printing with the Scribner's seal and "A" on the copyright page. The author's first book. Runner-up for the 1953 International Fantasy Award. "Incisive satire; a classic modern dystopia." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-392. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-191. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1697-1701. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz, and Klinkowitz AA1.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Player Piano

      Scribners 1952 - The first edition, with the Scribner's A and seal on the copyright page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with the original price still present and tanning on the spine and the top of the front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard. First Edition, Second Printing

      Presentation copy--"To Isabel Roberts [co-Director of the American Academy in Rome] / To whom I owe more / than she will ever guess / Learned Hand / May 22, 1954", reflecting Judge Hand's special affection for Italy, "the love of my mature years". Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly worn dustjacket; with Isabel Roberts' ownership signature, dated July, 1952 at Rome on the first blank. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1952.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        THE ROLLING STONES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1952]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50) with a touch of rubbing to upper corners and base of spine panel. A lovely copy of a book rarely found signed by Heinlein, (14038). Octavo, illustrations by Clifford Geary, cloth. Signed by Heinlein at the top of the credits page. "...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.

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