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        Statistics of the Recombinations of Holes and Electrons

      American Physical Society / American Institute of Physics / Physical Review, Lancaster, PA 1952 - In The Physical Review, volume 87(5), September 1, 1952. This is pp. 835-842. Entire issue in blue paper wraps; very good with solid binding and slight wear to top of fore-edge and corners. This paper, which has been cited over 2500 times (Science Citation Index), was the first model of electron-hole recombination in a highly pure semiconductor, now known as Shockley-Read-Hall (SRH) recombination and of importance in semiconductors and solar technology. Issue also contains papers by Abraham Pais, Vera Kistiakowsky and others. * [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, with "bite" on page 281 line 38. Easily Near Fine, with light wear at spine ends, a small dent to spine, and a tiny snag to the cloth at the top of the rear joint, tiny patch of rubbing to bottom of page block. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down causing a bit of waviness to the adjacent pages. In a Near Fine dust jacket with a bit of edge wear and several short closed tears, light soiling, light toning; with Steinbeck's photo on the rear panel, and publisher's price of $4.50 un-clipped. A very fresh copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        This Broadside No. 1

      North Carolina: Black Mountain College Graphics, 1952. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Poetry broadside, number one in this series. Early Charles Olson poem. Gorgeous hand-painted cover design by Nicola Cernovich. The "bulls-eye" image on the front cover is hand-painted; thus, every copy is different. One of the folds is torn open, thanks to the unusual verticality of the paper design else very good condition. Foldover thick decorated paper to make 4 pages. Rare and desirable. Comes in the original printed envelope (red variant) which has a few small tears and creases around the edges.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original light blue calico-grain cloth, spine lettered in silver, author's name to front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. An excellent uncommonly bright copy in the fresh jacket with negligible rubbing to spine ends. First edition, first printing (with Scribner's "A" to colophon) in the first issue jacket, printed in brown and making no mention of Hemingway's Nobel Prize. Previously, much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait on the dust jacket as an issue point. However, Grissom refutes Hanneman's assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear flap predates the olive tint, noting, "the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colours: It is the brown printing on the flaps and rear panel that identify the first-printing Scribner's jacket".

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        Old Man and the Sea

      Near Fine book with touch of shelf wear and rubbing to bottom edges of light blue boards, slight dusting to top page edges, with date Sept 1952 penciled to front end page; in a bright Near Fine dust jacket that is price-clipped with slight edge and corner wear, mild sun-toning to spine, with a bit of color loss back spine fold and spine ends. A proper first printing – both Scribners "A" and imprint present on copyright page, title page dated 1952, jacket has brown printing on flaps, photo on back panel is in hues of greenish brown, and printing back panel is in dark brown - all as per Grissom 2011 bibliography. The novel won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and also help lead to Hemingway’s 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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        Black Beauty … Told in short form and in pictures by Paul Brown

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Brown pictorial cloth. Front hinge cracked, edges a bit rubbed, else very good. Ink shelfmark on verso of title page, traces of bookplates and labels on endsheets. Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. With a remarque by Paul Brown. Paul Brown's own abridgment of this classic tale. With drawing of a horse's head on the front flyleaf, inscribed "To Sarah Beinecke/ Sincerely/ Paul Brown/ '53." Biscotti p. 100

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        Black Beauty ? Told in short form and in pictures by Paul Brown

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. With a remarque by Paul Brown. Paul Brown's own abridgment of this classic tale. With drawing of a horse's head on the front flyleaf, inscribed "To Sarah Beinecke/ Sincerely/ Paul Brown/ '53." Biscotti p. 100 Brown pictorial cloth. Front hinge cracked, edges a bit rubbed, else very good. Ink shelfmark on verso of title page, traces of bookplates and labels on endsheets Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Black Beauty … Told in short form and in pictures by Paul Brown

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Brown pictorial cloth. Front hinge cracked, edges a bit rubbed, else very good. Ink shelfmark on verso of title page, traces of bookplates and labels on endsheets. Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. With a remarque by Paul Brown. Paul Brown's own abridgment of this classic tale. With drawing of a horse's head on the front flyleaf, inscribed "To Sarah Beinecke/ Sincerely/ Paul Brown/ '53." Biscotti p. 100

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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper, 1952. A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, signed by E. B. White on a tipped-in page. First Edition stated on the copyright page and the original price of $2.50 still on front flap of the jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Provence. Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais.

      Paris. French Railways. 1952. Vintage color lithographic poster, 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. A few faint foxed spots to lower margin, soft creasing to right edge from being rolled; very good, bright condition. Colorful view of Provence as seen through an open window by Tal. "Printed in France For and By The French Railways" printed at lower right corner.

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        Roussillon. Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais.

      Paris. French Railways. 1952. Vintage color lithographic poster, 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. A few faint foxed spots to upper left and right corners, soft creases to right edge from being rolled, couple of tiny edge tears; very good, bright condition. A dynamic and richly colorful view of the coastline at Roussillon, France, by French artist Francois Desnoyer. "Printed in France For and By The French Railways" printed at lower right corner.

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        Lectura super primo libro sententiarum. (In primum sententiarum). (Herausgegeben von Thomas de Spilimbergo).

      Fol. Durchg. rubriziert u. mit zahlr. eingemalten Initialen in Rot u. Blau. 174 (das letzte weiß) nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 68-69 Zeilen), Mod. HPgmt. Erstausgabe u. gleichzeitig einzige Inkunabelausgabe von dieser Ausgabe erschien noch im 20. Jahrhundert ein Faksimile-Nachdruck (1952 in der Reihe Cassiciacum. Studies in St. Augustine and the Augustinian Order American Series, Vol. II). - Von Alphonsus de Vargas (gest. um 1360), der Erzbischof von Sevilla war (vgl. Jöcher IV, 1450f.), erschien im 15. Jahrhundert nur noch ein weiteres Werk (Quaestiones super libris De anima Aristotelis Florenz, 1477), von dem ebenfalls nur eine einzige Ausgabe erschien. - Schwach gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Die letzten Bll. m. Wurmspuren. - Schönes Exemplar dieser seltenen Inkunabel. - GW M49431 Hain/C. 876 Goff V-91 IGI 406 BMC V, 455 Hillard 2043 Zehnacker 134 Pellechet 566 BSB-Ink A-455 Proctor 5166 Oates 2025 Ohly/Sack 2891 Scardilli-Venezia 16 ISTC iv00091000.

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        To Catch A Thief.

      New York: Random House, , 1952. Octavo. Original black cloth and pattern boards. With the dust jacket. In the toned dust jacket with wear to extremities, short closed tears to rear edges, wear along flap folds, sunning to spine lettering. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Basis for the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Stars Like Dust.

      Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, NY 1952 - First edition of Asimov's second science fiction novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Isaac Asimov on the title page. Light offsetting to the endpapers, near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine. The Stars Like Dust is the first book in Asimov's Galactic Empire series. "Science fiction on the larger scale is Isaac Asimov's specialty. The scene of his new book, a rousing adventure story of the remote future, is the Galaxy, which, with its hundreds of inhabited planets, has been taken over by a dictatorial race called, appropriately enough, the Tyranni. A small group of rebels wage a determined battle against the dictators, giving Mr. Asimov plenty of opportunities to plot those involved and subtle twists for which he is known. Its clear writing and excellent suspense make this book a welcome addition to the science fiction lists" (The New York Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, with "bite" on page 281 line 38. Easily Near Fine, with light wear at spine ends, a small dent to spine, and a tiny snag to the cloth at the top of the rear joint, tiny patch of rubbing to bottom of page block. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down causing a bit of waviness to the adjacent pages. In a Near Fine dust jacket with a bit of edge wear and several short closed tears, light soiling, light toning; with Steinbeck's photo on the rear panel, and publisher's price of $4.50 un-clipped. A very fresh copy.

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        Foundation and Empire

      NY: Gnome Press, 1952. First edition, second issue, in second issue binding and dust jacket; together with a first edition, second issue with a Doubleday binding and dust jacket. The first volume is near fine with the text block browned as usual, in boards with some wear to bottom edge, and a near fine price clipped dust jacket with slight wear to edges, one small chip to top edge and two closed tears. The second volume is fine with the text block slightly browned, bound in red cloth backed grey cloth, stamped in silver on the spine; the dust jacket is near fine with some soiling to spine and edges. The second volume is not recorded by Currey and would be the fourth binding and the third dust jacket. (Barron 3-12).

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        CITY

      New York: Gnome Press [1952]. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First edition of the 1953 International Fantasy Award winner. Green board with blackish spine lettering, 224 pages. Noted publisher and bookseller Oswald Train's bookplate. A very good copy with minor bumping and wear to the corners spine ends and some soiling to the boards as shown in a very good dust wrapper with light creasing along a portion of the bottom edge of the front panel, with foxing to the top edge of the front flap with soiling as shown to the rear panel. A solid very good collectible copy and price accordingly so. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages .

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        UMBERTO D. (1952)

      Rizzoli FIlms 1952 - Vintage original 16 x 11 ¾" (41 x 30 cm.) double weight matte finish photo, Italy. Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, dir: Vittorio De Sica; Rizzoli. A magnificent and exceedingly rare large format photo, almost certainly made for use at the Cannes Film Festival. Umberto D. is a simple and heartbreaking film about an old man who lives in a small room with his dog, named Flike, and who simply does not have enough money to survive on (his tiny monthly pension is 18,000 lire, which might sound decent, but his rent was 10,000 lire, and his landlady just increased it). Surely the ultimate masterpiece of the post-WWII Italian neorealist movement. In this scene, Umberto sells one of his last few possessions, a treasured pocket watch, for a fraction of its value, because he owes back rent and is in danger of losing the small room where he has lived for thirty years. Light creasing, NEAR FINE

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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper, 1952 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, signed by E. B. White on a tipped-in page. First Edition stated on the copyright page and the original price of $2.50 still on front flap of the jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Le Songe De Vaux & Elegie Pour M. Fouquet; Eaux-Fortes Originales De Eugene Corneau

      Paris: Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1952. First edition thus. Stiff Wraps. Orig. stiff cream wrappers lettered in black with original glassine. Fine in fine maroon leather spine and cloth chemise in near fine matching slipcase. 2 vols. in one. Corneau, Eugene. 109 pages. 33 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 87 of 145 printed for M. Jean Ribault-Menettiere. 38 original etchings by Corneau, full-page etchings with tissue guards, and printed by Roger Lacouriere. Bright, very fresh copy of the livre d'artiste work.

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        Foundation and Empire

      New York: Gnome Press Publishers, 1952. First edition, first issue. Octavo, original red cloth with the publisher's imprint on the spine measuring 2.2 cm. Fine in a near fine bright dust jacket. Boldly signed by Isaac Asimov on the title page. Foundation was originally a series of eight short stories published in Astounding Magazine between May 1942 and January 1950. According to Asimov, the premise was based on ideas set forth in Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and was invented spontaneously on his way to meet with editor John W. Campbell, with whom he developed the concept. "The first four stories were collected, along with a new story taking place before the others, in a single volume published by Gnome Press in 1951 as Foundation. The remainder of the stories were published in pairs by Gnome as Foundation and Empire (1952) and Second Foundation (1953), resulting in the "Foundation Trilogy", as the series was known for decades" (Halmad, Spectra). The Foundation Trilogy was given a Hugo Award for the "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.

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        New World Writing

      The New American Library Published in New York by The New American Library from 1952-1959. First Editions, with "First issued" with respective month and date stated on copyright page. In printed wrappers with illustrations throughout. A complete run in this format of a pioneering publishing effort with work by Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, W.H. Auden, James Baldwin, Dylan Thomas, Nadine Gordimer, Saul Bellow, Joseph Heller, Ralph Ellison, Samuel Beckett, and many others. Paperback originals. All 15 volumes fine. Cover price reads 50c.. First Edition. Soft cover. Fine.

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        Old Man and the Sea

      Near Fine book with touch of shelf wear and rubbing to bottom edges of light blue boards, slight dusting to top page edges, with date Sept 1952 penciled to front end page; in a bright Near Fine dust jacket that is price-clipped with slight edge and corner wear, mild sun-toning to spine, with a bit of color loss back spine fold and spine ends. A proper first printing ? both Scribners "A" and imprint present on copyright page, title page dated 1952, jacket has brown printing on flaps, photo on back panel is in hues of greenish brown, and printing back panel is in dark brown - all as per Grissom 2011 bibliography. The novel won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and also help lead to Hemingway?s 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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        Invisible Man.

      New York: Random House, 1952. First edition of the author's landmark first novel, which went on to win the National Book Award. Octavo, original black and tan cloth. Boldly signed by Ralph Ellison on the title page. Very good in an excellent dust jacket with only light rubbing to the spine extremities. Ralph EllisonÂ’s first novel is "one of the most important works of the 20th century" (New York Times). It went on to win the National Book Award and was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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        The Economic Development of Ceylon - Report of a Mission Organized By the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development at the Request of the Government of Ceylon - Complete in Two Volumes

      Ceylon: Ceylon Government Press. Paperback. 83 plus 448 pages. Twenty-four maps. Many dozens of tables, charts and graphs. Prepared by request of the Government of Ceylon to survey the development potentialities of the country with special consideration given to: Agriculture (particularly rice cultivation, mixed farming, dairying, colonization and resettlement), Irrigation, Fisheries, Forestry, Minerals, Power, Industrial development, Inland transport and shipping, vocational training, Health (including housing and water schemes), General Economics (including public finance, money and banking, savings and investment, balance of payment). Unmarked. Somewhat above-average wear. Bindings intact. A sound copy of this comprehensive snapshot of Ceylon's state of economic development in 1952. . Good. 1952. First Edition.

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        Death in the Fifth Position

      E. P. Dutton & Co. 1952 - Flat SIGNED by Gore Vidal on the title page. The volume is shelf worn, has a crease the length of the spine, and an abraided area on the spine tail. Both pastedowns have two abraided areas near the hinge and there is a small booksellers label on the front end paper. The dust jacket, clipped on all corners (price of $2.50 is intact)is edge rubbed (to include the folds and joints), chipped at the corners and spine ends (to a depth of 1/4" on the top front joint), and has a few short closed tears and some edge wrinkling. The book and jacket are married. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vida Amorosa de los Pájaros

      Buenos Aires : Editorial Codex 1952 - ~ 24 hueco-grabados a toda plana y guardas ilustradas, todo sobre dibujos de Amuchástegui ~ Primera edición. Selva Andrade fue íntimo amigo del poeta Augusto González Castro y le dedica el libro, autografiando asimismo el texto de la dedicatoria de Amuchástegui, quien tan sólo la firma ~ Ejemplar enriquecido con las firmas autógrafas de ambos autores ~ Tela moderna, título dorado en lomo, viñeta del ilustrador en oro e hierro suelto en plano de delante, guardas originales decoradas con dibujos del ilustrador ~ 1fb+204p+4f ~ 33x24x3cm. ~ Muy Buen estado, sólo leve y pequeña mancha en portada sin afectar el texto ~ Heavy item, circa 1.8 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1952.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.140; [2], blank. Scribner's seal and 'A' device denoting first printing. Publisher's powder blue cloth binding lettered in silver, in original dust-jacket with text printed in brown, priced at $3.00. Trivial wear; wrapper a touch darkened to the spine, faint and discreet name to flyleaf. Near fine. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel for 1953 is, quite simply, a beautifully-written, timeless classic. Bibliographer Edgar Grissom dismisses the ambiguous point concerning the tint of the photograph on the rear panel, stating that the only true jacket indentifier is the 'brown printing on the flaps'.

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        Collection of 12 Amateur Nude Photographs of Women, Mostly between 1952-1954

      - 12 gelatin silver black and white doubleweight photographs. 10" x 8". The majority of the images are dated on the verso between 1952-1954, with some of the models identified in ink. One is dated in 1960, anothe ris dated 1934 (possibly a 1950s copy of a photograph). A few of the images have some disturbances, probably in the negative, one has a few spots on the verso only, but all are near fine or better.

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        The Day of the Triffids; Revolt of the Triffids

      Very Good/Very Good. FIRST APPEARANCE AND FIRST BOOK EDITION of Wyndham's science fiction masterpiece. With scarce review copy slip for the book edition. Housed together in magnificent custom box by noted book artist Sjoerd Hofstra. "John Wyndham's 1952 novel The Day of the Triffids is among the most enduring works of post-World War II British science fiction. In continuous print since its first serialized publication in the U.S. magazine Collier's, it has been translated into at least fifteen languages and adapted for a feature-length film (1962), a graphic novel and newspaper comics serialization (1975, 2004), a stage adaptation (2005), two high-profile BBC Television series (1981, 2009), and three BBC Radio and World Service productions (1957, 1968, 2001). The novel's eponymous man-eating plants are firmly rooted in the popular horticultural imaginary: a 'triffid' is an oversized, possible menacing interloper discovered in one's garden; genetlically-modified crops that threaten to contaminate established varieties are often referred to as 'triffids'… A generation of film enthusiasts that has never encountered the novel or its adaptations knows by heart that Janette Scott once fought a triffid that spits poison and kills…" (Terry Harpold, "The End Begins: John Wyndham's Zombie Cozy"). Time "Top 10 Post-Apocalyptic Books". The Day of the Triffids first appeared as Revolt of the Triffids in a somewhat abridged form in five consecutive issues of Collier's magazine (January - February, 1951), with dramatic color illustrations by Fred Banbery. The first American book edition then followed, preceding the first British edition. [The Day of the Triffids]. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1951. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket; with review slip laid-in. Book near-fine; dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corners. [Revolt of the Triffids]. Five issues of Collier's: January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 1951. New York: Crowell-Collier Publishing, 1951. Folio, original wrappers. Original address labels on front covers, general light wear. Both housed together in beautiful custom box.

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        The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard

      A marvelous presentation copy, to Edith Finch, Countess Russell, the fourth and last wife of Bertrand Russell, and a longtime friend of both Learned and Fanny Hand--"To Edith Finch / Whose unsullied / spirit shines for all / those who love her". Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat worn dustjacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1952.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Decisive Moment (First Edition)

      Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York 1952 - First Edition. Board and jacket design by Henri Matisse. 126 black and white plates with original "Captions" booklet laid-in as issued. One of the most influential collections of 20th century street photography ever released; popularized by Cartier-Bresson's unique ability to capture the emotive nature of his subjects. The book's title came from an 17th century essay by Cardinal de Retz, in which he states "there is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment." As a result, the concept of waiting for the correct "moment" has been attributed to modern photographic technique ever since.Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Boards slightly bowed and toned at the edges, with light rubbing overall. Jacket has some dampstaining at the rear panel and flap, light toning at the spine, and a few closed tears. Roth 101, p. 134-135. Parr and Badger Vol. 1, p. 208-209. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1952. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.140; [2], blank. Scribner's seal and 'A' device denoting first printing. Publisher's powder blue cloth binding lettered in silver, in original dust-jacket with text printed in brown, priced at $3.00. Trivial wear; wrapper a touch darkened to the spine, faint and discreet name to flyleaf. Near fine. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel for 1953 is, quite simply, a beautifully-written, timeless classic. Bibliographer Edgar Grissom dismisses the ambiguous point concerning the tint of the photograph on the rear panel, stating that the only true jacket indentifier is the 'brown printing on the flaps'. Grissom A24.1.a.

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        Le chiffre sept

      Seghers 1952 - Grand In-8 (26cm x 19,5cm) de 59pp. & 2ff. Tiré à 50 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches à grandes marges en chiffres romains, 1900 exemplaires sur vélin de Hollande plus quelques hors-commerce tirés à part. Édition originale. Broché, à couverture rempliée et illustrée Un des 50 sur vélin d'Arches du tirage de tête avec une lithographie originale et une signature datée de l'auteur celui-ci n°XII. Très bel exemplaire, couverture en très bel état malgré une légère décoloration sur le coin sup. gauche de la lithographie originale; feuillets en très bel état, frais. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Antonio Maceo y La Disciplina Militar

      Republica de Cuba - Camara de Representantes, La Habana - Cuba 1952 - Discurso leido en la Solemne Velada del 7 de Diciembre de 1951, en la Camara de Representantes, por el senor Segundo Curti Messina (Representante por laProvincia de la Habana y Ministro de Gobernacion). - Dünne Broschur mit 32 Seiten, Papier gegilbt, auf den ersten paar Seiten auch tlw stockig. Ansonsten gut. - Auf dem Schmutztitel mit einer Widmung des Autors Segundo Curti Messina (Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., war auch auf Kuba Botschafter). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Size: Oktav (bis 22,5 cm) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Birgit Gerl]
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        Un médecin de campagne

      New edition in French by Alexandre Vialatte of 150 numbered copies on vélin d'Arches paper.With 12 originale etchings and 4 reproductions of Abram Krol'drawings.Autograph inscription dated and signed by Abram Krol to a couple of his acquaintance.Tiny spots, not serious, on the first free endpaper, a good copy. Chez Krol Paris 1952 17x19cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui de bois et carton

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        CHARLOTTE'S WEB (1st w/ I-B on copyright page)

      Harper, New York 1952 - ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION DJ. Harper & Brothers, 1952. 1st edition, 1st printing, stated. States FIRST EDITION and then just below is I-B on copyright (harper's code signifying September 1952). 1st issue DJ with 4 STUART LITTLE blurbs on rear and the single word HARPER on foot of DJ backstrip (not Harper Row or Harper Collins etc.) Later DJs have 4 blurbs on rear but only 2 regarding Stuart Little and 2 regarding The Trumpet of the Swan. $2.50 price on inside flap is clipped. Tan cloth boards show staining, fraying and bumping. Blue illustrated endpapers has the words Pre-teen Girls crossed out and the word Muzzy written in ink. There are also 3 address stamps of a Connecticut hospital. Book is in G only condition. The original DJ shows chipping along the edges/corners and plenty of rubbing. There is loss of paper at seam of front inside flap. True 1st edition, 1st printing in first issue DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books]
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        Fly Fishing for Trout

      New York: Greenberg, 1952. First edition, no. 77 of 99 copies, signed. Illustrated, color frontispiece. xiii, [2], 240 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Cloth, blue top edge, in slipcase, fine. First edition, no. 77 of 99 copies, signed. Illustrated, color frontispiece. xiii, [2], 240 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bruns S19; Heller 2:473

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy Men at Arms Officers and Gentlemen Unconditional Surrender

      

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      Scribners: NY. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. About Fine first edition, first printing (Hanneman 24A) with Scribner "A" and colophon on copyright page indicating a true first printing of the first trade edition. Tight, straight, clean book, 1952 Christmas gift inscription penned on front fly. Bright silver lettering on spine, no flecking, light discoloration to blue cloth boards. Beautiful first state jacket with required blueish tint to rear panel of author's photo. The near fine jacket is not price clipped ($3.00) , no mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer wins. The blurbs on jacket flaps are printed in brown. Small closed tear upper spine fold where left front panel joins spine, modest wear to spine ends, a touch of rub to lower front spine fold. A suberb collector's copy. * (this book is in our possession. We ship most books six days a week and will confirm with tracking number for domestic orders or customs number for non domestic) * .

      [Bookseller: Abound Book Company]
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