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        Great Stars of the American Stage

      Greenberg, New York 1952 - SIGNED on the front free end paper by 15 important stars of Broadway, including Fritzi Scheff, Eli Wallach, Uta Hagen, Maureen Stapleton, Blanche Ring, Francine Larrimore, Leonore Ulric, Margaret Phillips, Bert Lahr, Contance Collier, Judith Evelyn, Frances Starr, Douglas Watson, Charles Nolte, and Dorothy Gish. 4to (12 1/4 inches / 31 cm. tall), v, 150 [2] pages. Tipped in is a "Publisher's Weekly" article describing the signing party at Brentano's in 1952. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket that has a half-inch chip at the bottom of the front panel where it meets the spine, a few small chips on the rear panel, some edge wear and soiling. Copies signed by so many of the stars are not often found in the market. Presumably, a previous owner obtained the signatures during the book party at Brentano's in 1952. SCARCE signed. The signers are among the 150 stars featured with two-page photo spreads in this loving theatre tribute that reaches back to Lillian Russell and Sarah Bernhardt but also includes a few newcomers, such as Carol Channing. Daniel Blum, the author, was an authoritative journalist/historian of theatre who published an annual review of the theatre season called Theatre World. Needless to say, he knew many of the actors profiled in the book.Especially interesting are the author's comments about the actors. Marlon Brando: "He is a nonconformist and likes to shock people.He dislikes cats, interviews, shoes, and large parties." Maureen Stapleton: "She dislikes spooky movies and books." Beatrice Pearson: "When she is depressed she spends money like a drunken sailor." Charlton Heston: "He is frank, genial and outspoken, but thinks actors should keep quiet on any other subject but their work." (That was the Charlton Heston of 1952. He dabbled in politics later in life.) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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        Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1952. First American Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Mild toning to pages, otherwise bright near fine copy in original black cloth and very good lightly chipped dust jacket with mild rubbing to edges.. 5.25 x 7.5 in. 285 pp. Pictorial endpapers. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. First edition in English! $3.00 price on front dj. flap and First Edition stated on copyright page.

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        Journal des voyages en Haute-Guienne de Henry de Richeprey. I : Rouergue

      1952. Rodez, Commission des Archives Historiques du Rouergue, 1952. Grand et fort In-8 broché de lxxxvi + 479 pages, index, carte dépliante. Partiellement non coupé. Dos fragile. Ouvrage du plus grand intérèt, véritable état des lieux du Rouergue à la veille de la Révolution. Renseignements multiples touchant a peu près tous les secteurs de l'activité humaine. J.F. HENRY DE RICHEPREY avait été envoyé en Guyenne pour en inspecter les cadastres et en ordonner, le cas échéant, la réfection. Une mine de renseignements pour les recherches d'histoire sociale et agraire. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires. Rare.

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        AMAZING STORIES 1952 MAR-RARE SCIENCE FICTION PULP FN/VF

      1952 - Bazooka battle cover. Virgil Finlay interior art. This book comes from the Yakima Pulp Collection. The Yakima Pulp Collection was the highest grade collection of pulps ever to surface. They were found in the state of Washington in the late 1990's, and are notable for their white pages and glossy covers with deep colors. Most of these special pulps are in life time collections and will never be offered to the public. Each has a Cerfiticate of Authenticity signed by David W. Smith, the original curator of the collection. Each one is known as one of the finest copies of that particular issue to exist today. We are offering a few pulps from the Yakima Collection. Museum quality condition, white pages. Condition: FN/VF

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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.

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        De ronde kant van de aarde. Tekeningen [7] van Karel Appel. Tekst van Hans Andreus.

      (Parijs, eigen beheer, mei 1952). Drie losse vouwbladen (zonder omslag). (12) p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 100 [door Andreus] genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Mooi exemplaar met slechts twee scheurtjes in het laatste blad.* Exemplaar met handgeschreven opdracht van Andreus op de titelpagina: 'Parijs, Juni '52/ Voor Bert Schierbeek/ ? [gedrukt:] Hans Andreus'.De tweede dichtbundel van Andreus, zijnde de eerste geïllustreerde bundel en de eerste in eigen beheer, met zeven (paginagrote) illustraties van Appel. Dit exemplaar schonk Andreus bij verschijnen aan zijn jonge vriend en mede-Vijftiger Bert Schierbeek. Van De ronde kant van de aarde zijn enkele exemplaren bekend met een vergelijkbare opdracht aan een bevriende kunstenaar. Al deze exemplaren hebben een laag nummer. Dit exemplaar is genummerd '13'.Het ontbreken van het omslag wordt ruimschoots gecompenseerd door deze belangrijke provenance.Slagter 22.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First printing (stated with I-B code denoting September 1952), unclipped jacket ($2.50) 4 blurbs for Stuart Little. Light shelfwear to book, jacket slightly age toned, chipped at edges with loss at the spine ends and corners - still attractive and a good copy of an outstanding book. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children; Inventory No: 046426.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Maybelle the Cable Car 1ST Edition

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1952 - A first edition with DJ, signed by both Virginia Lee Burton and Frieda Klussman, whom the book is dedicated to. Frieda Klussman is known as the"Cable Car Lady", and is credited with getting the cable car preservation on the ballot to be protected by the voters. A memorial to her is in the SF Cable Car Museum. Artwork by Caldecott winner Virginia Lee Burton is in pastel colors with appropriately victorian swirls. Lovely pictorial, color endpapers. Like Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel, this book expresses the value of keeping the useful and beautiful vestiges of the past, despite progress. Pages are clean save for child's name inked on first blank page. DJ is more tattered with tears and chips and an old tape repair, also price clipped. Now protected in mylar. Signed by Burton on title page, signed by Klussman under dedication. ; 9.20 x 9.50 x 0.50 inches; 42 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Range & River Books]
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        El Poema Plastico

      1952 - Black and white gelatin silver print by Goeritz’s wife, Marianne Goeritz. Handwritten on the back in black pencil: “Mathias Goeritz: El Poema Plastico, poema mural - acero pintado colorado en el muro. “El Eco” - Museo Experimental de Mexico. 1952 Foto Marianne Goeritz”. 25.6 x 20.2 cm. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        [Poetry Manuscript Signed]: Bonac [Bonack]

      Three page holograph manuscript of the poem "Bonac" on three octavo leaves written on rectos only. Shows extensive corrections. Note dated in 1952 on the last leaf by Wheelock explaining that this was the first draft of the poem written in 1951 and that "Bonac is the term used by local people for that section of Long Island from Montauk Point west, along the south shore for about thirty miles, including, of course, East Hampton where I have spent part of almost every summer for sixty-four years, and where I have written most of my poems." Wheelock was apparently unsure of the spelling and altered it on the manuscript from "Bonack" to "Bonac." Bonack was an old place name derived from Accabonac Harbor. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Curious George Rides a Bike

      A very good near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket with the original price of $3.25 still on the front flap. Matching year (1952) on the copyright page and the title page and no mention of later printings. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        [Poetry Manuscript Signed]: Bonac [Bonack]

      1952. Three page holograph manuscript of the poem "Bonac" on three octavo leaves written on rectos only. Shows extensive corrections. Note dated in 1952 on the last leaf by Wheelock explaining that this was the first draft of the poem written in 1951 and that "Bonac is the term used by local people for that section of Long Island from Montauk Point west, along the south shore for about thirty miles, including, of course, East Hampton where I have spent part of almost every summer for sixty-four years, and where I have written most of my poems." Wheelock was apparently unsure of the spelling and altered it on the manuscript from "Bonack" to "Bonac." Bonack was an old place name derived from Accabonac Harbor. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Maybelle the Cable Car 1ST Edition

      Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good- in Fair dust jacket. 1952. Hardcover. 0395066794 . A first edition with DJ, signed by both Virginia Lee Burton and Frieda Klussman, whom the book is dedicated to. Frieda Klussman is known as the"Cable Car Lady", and is credited with getting the cable car preservation on the ballot to be protected by the voters. A memorial to her is in the SF Cable Car Museum. Artwork by Caldecott winner Virginia Lee Burton is in pastel colors with appropriately victorian swirls. Lovely pictorial, color endpapers. Like Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel, this book expresses the value of keeping the useful and beautiful vestiges of the past, despite progress. Pages are clean save for child's name inked on first blank page. DJ is more tattered with tears and chips and an old tape repair, also price clipped. Now protected in mylar. Signed by Burton on title page, signed by Klussman under dedication. ; 9.20 x 9.50 x 0.50 inches; 42 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Range & River Books]
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        The Diary of A Young Girl

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. First American edition. very good + in good dj; pages are very lightly toned; dj has moderate chipping to edges with 1/4 " of dj missing at top of spine; price of $3.00 present; all else-clean, tight, & attractive; dj protected by new Mylar wrap.. 8 vo; black boards; silver spine lettering; inside front & rear boards & end papers have photographs of the office building in which the family hid, a view of the Prinsengracht Canal, a photograph of Amme which she inserted in her diary & the swinging cupboard which led to the attic; top of text block stained red; introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt; 285 pp; dj has the same photograph of Anne in the red & tan dj with black lettering; rear of dj has a facsimile page of the handwritten diary; scan available on request. This is a remarkable fine copy of this scarce classic.

      [Bookseller: Rosebud Books]
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        Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, NY 1952 - 5.25 x 7.5 in. 285 pp. Pictorial endpapers. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. First edition in English! $3.00 price on front dj. flap and First Edition stated on copyright page. Mild toning to pages, otherwise bright near fine copy in original black cloth and very good lightly chipped dust jacket with mild rubbing to edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Les fantasques ou la lucarne du Diable

      First Edition. Illustrated with woodcuts by Frank Innocent. It was added to a series of monochrome illustrations accompanying Ex 25 off trade on pure lafuma wire (Copies signed by the author and illustrator). One of the 25 non-trade marked O. Long detailed autograph dedication of the authors of the author and illustrator Elijah Leon Bramy, gallery and poet. Preface by Pierre Mac Orlan. EO limited to 200 copies. Paperback. Blankets tucked. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Maugard. Rouen 1952 fort in 8 (13x18cm) broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La gloriosa mirabile natura

      Edizioni della Pergola, 1952. Dieci poesie inedite scritte nel 1952 e sette acqueforti originali (non firmate) di Castellani (cm 7x9; 13x9; 12x9; 12x11; 10x5,5; 10,5x5,5; 9x12,5). Cm 24x34. pp. 40 fogli ripiegati. . Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione di 150 + XXV es. numerati e firmati. .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        LIMBO

      New York: Random House, [1952].. Octavo,cloth. First edition. "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 (2004) II-1279. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 65-7; 181-2. 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. A little spotting to cloth along upper edge of front cover, a nearly fine copy in a bright, nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing to spine panel, touch of wear to spine ends and corners tips, and several tiny internal tape mends. (#155510)

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        Air Mexicain

      Librairie Arcanes 1952 - 1700 Edition of 274 copies copies including 4 original colour lithographs by Rufino Tamayo. Copy on B.F.K.Rives, in perfect conditions and uncut. Original editorial softcover. Peret's hommage to Mexico, enriched by 4 beautiful illustrations by the popular mexicain artist Rufino Tamayo. Very rare to find in these wonderful conditions. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallector]
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        THE BIGGEST BEAR (Signed, First Edition)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Good dust jacket. Signed. Lynd Ward's first children's book which he both wrote and illustrated. The story is set in Northern Ontario, where Ward summered with his parents as a child. Winner of the 1953 Caldecott Medal for illustration, this First Edition copy is signed by Lynd Ward on the verso of the front endpaper. There is also a Christmas Card dated in the year of publication, signed by Lynd Ward's parents, "Harry and Daisy Ward". Previous owner name is on the endpaper. This dustjacket has wear with loss in several places at the spine, and at the corners. The front panel is separated from the spine. The dustjacket has not been price-clipped -- with the original $2.75 price present -- and presents better than it sounds in a new mylar cover. The binding itself is bright and attractive. Near Fine binding / Good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Living Theatre Program for THE HEROES by John Ashbery and UBU THE KING (UBU ROI) by Alfred Jarry

      New York: The Living Theatre, 1952. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +. Delicate stapled pamphlet. 8 pp including printed and illustrated covers. The program for the performances of these two plays which took place in New York at The Cherry Theatre in August 1952. A well preserved copy of this delicate pamphlet. The Heroes was Ashbery's first play and precedes his first book, Turandot, by a full year. The play was directed by Judith Malina and Julian Beck provided the casting and costumes. This pamphlet is not listed in Kermani's bibliography of Ashbery's works. A quite scarce piece of ephemera both for The Living Theatre and for Ashbery collectors.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Eric Sloane's Weather Book

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce; Little Brown and Company Boston, 1952. First edition, Copy #71. Diagrams, charts and illustrations throughout. 1 vols. 4to. Original grey cloth, lettered and decorated in brick. Some spotting, rubbing and fading of cloth, light browning of endpapers, else a very good copy. First edition, Copy #71. Diagrams, charts and illustrations throughout. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed with a drawing of a Fisherman. Inscribed on the endpapers with a drawing showing a fisherman casting towards a cloud that looks back somewhat timidly. Inscription reading "To Wendle L. Collins. Eric Sloane Brookfield. Conn" and in the upper corner "First edition copy #71".

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        IN COUNTRY SLEEP

      New Directions, Norfolk, CT 1952 - White DJ a bit tanned and with very light edgewear. ; Very rare. Review slip and one page Dylan Thomas publisher's brochure laid-in. ; 8vo; 34 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Rocky Point Sailing Club - Airborne Moths Association Certificate [Signed]

      Rocky Point Sailing Club Old Greenwich [1952] - Original printed document, 9 1/2 by 11, mounted on card stock, signed by Munro Leaf. A very rare piece of Leaf bibliography, a humorous, and one presumes, fictitious membership certificate for the Airborne Moths Association. The certificate, which is titled: Rocky Point Sailing Club / Charter Membership / in the / Airborne Moths Association, is presented to Happy White, whose real name was Mary White, and who was one of the founders of the Rocky Point Sailing Club situated in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. The first paragraph of the three paragraph long certificate states: "This is to certify that Happy White is herby elected to Charter Membership in the Airborne Moths Association - having successfully flown a trangular course at twenty-five knots, and having landed within fouling distance of the Club Landing without the use of flaps, rocket braking, parachutes or captive balloons." In excellent condition. 0.0 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Chance to Live: The Story of the Lost Children of the War

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La Maigre. 1952. Original drypoint.

      Le Degré Quarante et Un,, Paris 1952 - Original drypoint. A double page print from the edition of ‘La Maigre’ by Adrian de Monluc, published by Le Degré Quarante et Un, Paris 1952. One of 52 copies on Chine d’autrefois, from a total edition of 74. the drypoint printed by Atelier Lacourière. Iliazd supvised the printing and lay-out.78x386mm.Cramer 63.A little creased, pressure mark in one image. Mounted and framed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Saint Genet comédien et martyr

      - Gallimard, Paris 1952, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 36 copie numerate in Olanda, uno dei nostri 6 letterati fuori commercio, edizione deluxe. Bellissimo esemplare, nonostante un piccolo strappo testa del primo piano. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 36 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, le nôtre un des 6 lettrés hors commerce, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire en dépit d'une petite déchirure en tête du premier plat.

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        [Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Album

      New Jersey, Connecticut, Japan, Korea. 1952-1955. Oblong quarto. Measuring 8" x 10.5". String-tied lacquered wooden album with Asian-inspired designs and a map of Japan on the front board. Contains 222 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 3.5" x 5", with captions mostly on the verso. Very good with rubbing, edgewear, and small tears with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a soldier during the Korean War beginning with his training at Fort Dix, New Jersey with G Company 273rd Infantry Regiment. These photos show the men posed around the barracks in uniform with equipment including a large hammer. There's a group of men at the barracks with their names written on the verso along with where they were being shipping to which included Japan and Germany. The soldier landed in Japan where he worked at the ETA Jima Specialist School. One photo from this time reads, "ETS Jima Specialist School 31 Aug 54 -- Picture taken by a Japanese fellow working in cleaners. He told us his hobby was photography but the way he cut me out; I have my doubts." Another photo of the Academy Club reads, "entrance to club where many hundreds of games of ping-pong and pool were played while on 3 weeks of R&R."After Japan he spent some time in Korea where, when he wasn't studying or working with the Army, he was participating in baseball and football games. There are also photos of the soldier and his colleagues working in an Army base office along with some local girls. He was then sent back to Japan and explored the gardens of Tokyo during some time off. One photo of a shop in Hiroshima reads "Atomic Bomb Victim No. 1 -- Victim No. I makes his living from this little shop sells stones, etc." Photos includes local people, temples, the barracks, and the landscape. One photo of a Japanese toddler which is captioned, "babysan!" Laid in are a stack of loose photographs which include photos of football games, Korea, Japan, and Suffield Academy, the Connecticut prep school from where he graduated in 1952.An interesting collection of Korean War-era photography taken by a soldier during his tour of duty. .

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

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 - Octavo. Original yellow boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the very slightly toned dust jacket. Beautiful. First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket with the $3.00 price and the correct setting of the front flap. The author's landmark first book of which only 3,000 copies were printed. One of those pieces of book production each element of which is distinctly vulnerable - the yellow boards readily crease and discolour, the spine rolls with a single heavy reading, the white jacket attracts the sun and soils with little prompting, and is short tears occur to the stoutly laminate paper then chip inevitably follow. In this case all such perils have been avoided and this copy is, by dint of that, simply gorgeous. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        East of Eden

      1st limited edition. 602pp. Octavo. Original forest green cloth; gold gilt title stamped to the front board. Brown title label with gold gilt lettering stamped to spine. Text block edges stained to match the spine label. Minor shelf wear to the boards, with some minor bumping to the corners. Original acetate jacket. Original wood grained slipcase has some mild wear mainly on the edges and a few minor splits. Housed in a forest green clam shell case with a black leather label with gold gilt lettering set into the spine. This is the signed limited edition with 1500 copies printed, 750 of those originally reserved for private distribution--signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page. Additional inscription by Pascal "Pat" Covici--to whom this book has been dedicated--on the dedication page. A bright, lovely copy with two important signatures.First limited signed edition (limited to 1500 copies) of Steinbeck's remarkable novel of American life between the Civil and First World Wars. Steinbeck dedicated this book to Pascal Covici, his longtime publisher and friend, who has inscribed the book to Bob Silver, the sales director at Viking Press, just under the dedication. Covici signed Steinbeck to his original company, Covici-Friede, and convinced Steinbeck to follow him to Viking Press in 1938. The two maintained a close professional and friendly relationship throughout both of their lives. This novel was the basis for the 1955 Kazan film starring James Dean, Raymond Massey, and Julie Harris which won Jo Van Fleet the 1956 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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        In Battle for Peace: The Story of My 83rd Birthday

      New York: Masses & Mainstream. (1952). First. First edition, wrappered issue. With comment by Shirley Graham. Printed photographic wrappers as issued. Creases on the front wrappers, faint stain on rear wrap and on the first leaf, pages a little toned, a near very good copy. Inscribed by Du Bois to his wife Shirley Graham (whom he married in 1951) who also wrote the introductory note: "For Shirley, W.E.B. Du Bois. Sept. 4, 1952." A splendid association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Album

      New Jersey, Connecticut, Japan, Korea. 1952-1955. Oblong quarto. Measuring 8" x 10.5". String-tied lacquered wooden album with Asian-inspired designs and a map of Japan on the front board. Contains 222 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 3.5" x 5", with captions mostly on the verso. Very good with rubbing, edgewear, and small tears with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a soldier during the Korean War beginning with his training at Fort Dix, New Jersey with G Company 273rd Infantry Regiment. These photos show the men posed around the barracks in uniform with equipment including a large hammer. There's a group of men at the barracks with their names written on the verso along with where they were being shipping to which included Japan and Germany. The soldier landed in Japan where he worked at the ETA Jima Specialist School. One photo from this time reads, "ETS Jima Specialist School 31 Aug 54 -- Picture taken by a Japanese fellow working in cleaners. He told us his hobby was photography but the way he cut me out; I have my doubts." Another photo of the Academy Club reads, "entrance to club where many hundreds of games of ping-pong and pool were played while on 3 weeks of R&R."After Japan he spent some time in Korea where, when he wasn't studying or working with the Army, he was participating in baseball and football games. There are also photos of the soldier and his colleagues working in an Army base office along with some local girls. He was then sent back to Japan and explored the gardens of Tokyo during some time off. One photo of a shop in Hiroshima reads "Atomic Bomb Victim No. 1 -- Victim No. I makes his living from this little shop sells stones, etc." Photos includes local people, temples, the barracks, and the landscape. One photo of a Japanese toddler which is captioned, "babysan!" Laid in are a stack of loose photographs which include photos of football games, Korea, Japan, and Suffield Academy, the Connecticut prep school from where he graduated in 1952.An interesting collection of Korean War-era photography taken by a soldier during his tour of duty. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1952 - E. B White signed 1st edition of Charlotte's Web. First U.S.A edition, Published by Harper & Brothers, New York 1952 A very good copy of the classic children's novel by E. B. White. The book contains a presentation note by the author tipped in and reading: " Charlton Yarnall, with my best  E. B. White". The charming book contains black and white illustrations by Garth Williams. Complete with price clipped dust jacket. Overall a lovely copy. Original buff cloth boards with black spider illustration title on the front cover. Lightly darkened spine. Blue spider illustration on the front free pages. Tipped in authors presentation note facing the title page. The contents are clean and tidy. The dust jacket has wear along the edges with light chipping on the corners and edges. Tiny hole on the rear fold. Repaired tear on the spine. 1-2cm tear on the top edge of the spine with fold on the top edge. Lightly darkened spine. Few marks on the rear cover. 8vo 184 printed pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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        Let It Come Down

      New York: Random House. 1952. First. First edition. Fine in a very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing, and a couple of tiny tears. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. A nice copy of the author's increasingly scarce second novel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Let it Come Down

      John Lehmann, London 1952 - Grey cloth with maroon lettering. Nudged/toned to spine ends. Board edges mildly rubbed. Slight foxing to text block edges. The unclipped jacket in mylar has some liquid stains to back panel, chipped at spine ends. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Let It Come Down

      Random House, New York 1952 - First edition. Fine in a very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing, and a couple of tiny tears. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. A nice copy of the author's increasingly scarce second novel. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE CURRENTS OF SPACE

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952.. Octavo,boards. First edition. "... 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. Endpapers mildly tanned, touch of fade to edges of boards, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing at edges. An attractive copy. (#155202)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Mi (Mwi, We)

      Izdatyelstvo Imyeni Chekhova 1952 - First complete Russian language edition of Zamyatin's famed dystopian nightmare. Lightly worn, creased wraps. 200p. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grey Matter Books]
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