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        CERBERUS: Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Toskanische Landschaft

      - Toskanische Landschaft, 1952 | Lithographie | Bildgrösse: 23 x 46 cm | Blattgrösse: 39 x 50 cm | 7farbig | grün, 2 blau, grau, gelb, orange, braun | Auf Bütten. | Arta, Zürich (Hrsg.). | Wvz. Watenphul Pasqualucci, Nr. D 16. | Blatt stark gebräunt | Montagereste rückseitig

      [Bookseller: Rolf Nölkes - kunstinsel.ch]
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        ORLANDO THE MARMALADE CAT A SEASIDE HOLIDAY

      HALE. HALE,KATHLEEN. ORLANDO THE MARMALADE CAT: A SEASIDE HOLIDAY. London: Country Life (1952). Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in slightly frayed dust wrapper. 1st edition. Orlando and his wife Grace vacation in the seaside town of Owlbarrow and have fun and adventures. Illustrated by Hale with beautiful color lithographs throughout. Nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Typed letter signed to historian of physics Jagdish Mehra

      Princeton 1952 - Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Typed letter signed to historian of physics Jagdish Mehra (1931-2008). 1 page (air letter); laminated in plastic. Princeton, July 2, 1952. 304 x 177 mm. Slight wear along folds, a few tiny holes not affecting text, laminate cracked in one margin, but very good.Written in response to Mehra's 1952 essay, "Albert Einstien's Philosophy of Science and Life," which was awarded the Adams Essay Prize of the International Council of YMCAs. In the preface to his book Einstein, Physics and Reality (1999), Mehra recalls the circumstances giving rise to the letter:"At a rather young age I wrote an essay with the pretentious title "Albert Einstein's Philosophy of Science and Life" for an open essay competition . . . I gave a copy of it to Paul Arthur Schilpp (Editor of Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, Einstein's 70th birthday volume), who was visiting my university to give a lecture; he forwarded it to Einstein. One fine morning I received an aerogram, marked '122 Mercer Street, Princeton, N.J.'; it contained a one-line message: 'Dear Sir: Apart from too unwarranted praise I find your characterization of my convictions and personal traits quite veracious and showing psychological understanding. With kind greetings and best wishes, sincerely yours, Albert Einstein [signed].' Much more than the prize which I won for my essay, Einstein's letter greatly excited and inspired me for a long time" (p. ix).Accompanying the letter is a computer typescript of Mehra's essay. $5000 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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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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        Men At Arms - FIRST US Edition SIGNED

      Little Brown, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Little, Brown and Company in 1952. Very light chipping to the top of the spine, closed tear to the front panel, some rubbing, bright and not price clipped. The pages are clean tight with a small smudge and rub to the title page. The boards are sharp with gilt titles to the spine. SIGNED by Waugh to the title page. A superior copy in unread condition and rare signed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Notes from 1952

      1952 - Austin, J. L. Notes taken by Jerome Shaffer in 1952 on a series of lectures by J. L. Austin in October and November at Cornell University. Forty pages of smallish hand-writing. Shaffer was at that time an undergraduate at Cornell, and Austin was visiting, presumably at the instigation of Norman Malcolm. Shaffer later became a professor of philosophy at Swarthmore and the University of Connecticut. These notes describe a view which has some differences from How to Do Things with Words, but is largely another version of that work. The version of Austin’s view reflected in this work is three years earlier than the William James lectures in 1955 and a decade earlier than the published version edited by Urmson. Anyone interested in the progression of Austin’s thinking should read these notes carefully. Having used HTDTWW as a text several times, I found these notes fascinating. Shipping $8.00 US, $40.00 international.

      [Bookseller: South Willington Book Cartel]
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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. [= Histoire naturelle, vols. XVI-XXIV].Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1781 (vols. 1-8); Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son, 1799 (vol. 9). 9 volumes. 4to. With engraved vignette on each title-page (vols. 1-8 using the same plate), 9 engraved headpieces and 262 full-page engraved plates, woodcut head-and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf, sewn on 5 cords, gold-tooled spine and board edges (vols. 1-8, uniform), 19th-century half calf, shell marbled sides, gold-tooled spine (vol. 9).

      - Anker 74; Bertin (and others), Buffon (Paris, 1952), especially pp. 234-235; DSB II, pp. 576-581; Landwehr, Coloured plates 45 (Amsterdam/Dordrecht edition); Nissen, IVB 160; Nissen, ZBI 672, 678; PMM 198; Zimmer, pp. 104-109 (various editions). The ornithological section of Buffon's famous Histoire naturelle, with the first 8 volumes in the first edition and the 9th volume in the new edition published in Amsterdam and Dordrecht, the only quarto edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition.''A great number of species are enumerated and described in this work, which is one of the chief works of ornithological literature'' (Anker). The birds are dealt with under their vernacular names. ''The collaborator for the first six volumes of the text was Ph. Guéneau de Montbeillard, who also wrote the section "Hirondelles" in vol. VII. The Abbé G.L.C.A. Bexon then assisted with the remainder of the bird section, so that Montbeillard could devote himself entirely to the insects'' (Anker).Georges Louis Leclerc (1707-1788) -- in 1717 his father became Comte de Buffon and Louis XV later made Georges Comte de Buffon -- was an inconspicuous student who only showed a special talent for mathematics. Initially he combined a career in finance with one in science, translating important works by Hales and Newton into French. In 1739 Buffon became director of the Jardin du Roi, later the Jardin des Plantes, and the Histoire naturelle may have originated as a description of the royal collection. It appeared from 1749 to 1804 and eventually comprised 44 volumes. Buffon was assisted among others by the anatomist Louis Daubenton, and the final volumes were completed after his death under the direction of Comte de Lacépède.The last volume lacks the last leaf (the ''Avis au relieur'' giving a list of the plates). The bindings show some scratches and minor wear but are structurally sound. One of the most important early landmarks in the history of ornithology

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        A BUYER'S MARKET

      Heinemann 1952 - First edition. Original red cloth with titles in gilt on a black background, in second state (price clipped) dustwrapper designed by Broome Lynne. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, with a short closed tear to the upper panel, and which shows a little fading to the red portion of the spine and a hint of rubbing to the head of the spine, but is generally crisp and clean A remarkably well preserved example. The second state dustwrapper is identical to the first, except for a shorter front flap. The second novel in the 'Dance to the Music of Time' sequence. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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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 Diary of a Young Girl

      London Constellation Books 1952 - The book is reasonably firmly bound in green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, the corners and spine ends are slightly rubbed and bumped. The text block is slightly toned and foxed, with minor marking, it is slightly cracked at points, most notably at the half title. The dust jacket is the original and not price clipped, it is slightly faded, with minor repairs and restoration to the edges. The first U.K. edition and uncommonly found in the original jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - First edition, first printing. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine lettered in metallic silver, author's signature to the front board in blind; in the original unclipped dust jacket, with an illustration of houses along a coast to front panel, blue tint portrait photograph of the author by Lee Samuels to the rear panel. Very good or better, with minor toning to the spine, light wear to the spine ends, faint offsetting to the endpapers; unclipped dust jacket, with faint toning to the spine, a few small chips to the spine ends, light rubbing to the joints and front panel, a few minor spots to the rear panel. Overall, a very bright and square copy. Hanneman A24. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most popular and widely acclaimed novels and the winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Additionally, The Old Man and the Sea is accredited with being a major contributor to Hemingway's 1954 awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature. The plot tells of elderly protagonist Santiago, a fisherman, and his struggle with a giant Marlin off the coast of Havana, Cuba. Metaphorically, it is the story of Hemingway's own struggle to continue to write and preserve his art in spite of his fame and the cost it has taken on his mental and physical health; like Santiago who had not caught a fish in months, Hemingway had not written a novel since over a decade prior. This award-winning novel was Hemingway's last significant piece of writing before his death in 1961. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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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        Zorba The Greek

      John Lehmann 1952 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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).

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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. .

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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.

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