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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)

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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]

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        POSTER: WINTER IN JUGOSLAWIEN.

      Ljubljana: Tiskarna ljudske pravice []. 1952 - Offset lithograph (Very Good, tiny tears in margins) 100,5 x 61,5 cm (39.5 x 24.2 inches). A beautifully designed poster in art-deco style, adverising skiing in Yugoslavia, shows Triglav in Slovenia in the back. - This stunning large poster advertises skiing in Yugoslavia, more precisely in Slovenia, in the 1950s, but in art-deco style. The country was at the time known as one of most developed skiing countries, with many world famous skiers and ski jumpers, many of who participated in the development of these sports the way, we know them today.The poster shows a mountain lodge in a Triglav National Park with the mount Triglav at the back. The mountain is a popular mountaineering destination. The poster was printed in Ljubljana in 1952 in limited edition, with titles in many languages, and is today rare on the market and in the institutions. The technique of design copied reproduction of posters with stencils and paintbrush, which was popular among artist in 1930s, especially when they had to produce smaller number of posters. The technique also corresponded well to the contemporary taste for art-deco lines. The poster was designed by a Slovenian illustrator Janez Trpin (1908—1973). He was schooled in Germany before WW II, and worked as poster designer and book illustrator in Yugoslavia. Especially famous were his mid-century posters for tourist attractions of Yugoslavia. After WWII he also designed brochures and children's games.

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        Images a la Sauvette Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson (The The Decisive Moment)

      Verve 1952 - Over-sized hardback book titled IMAGES A LA SAUVETTE (The Decisive Moment)par Henri Cartier Bresson. Published by Verve in 1952. Text in French. Illustrated boards designed by Henri Matisse. Boards show moderate soiling/worn at edge with back-strap (outer spine) missing with boards still holding firm - interior pages clean. International shipping may require additional charge. Bookseller since 1995 (LL-Base2-D-2) rareviewbooks [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Grecian Enchanted

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1952. Buckland Wright, John. Tall quarto. 80pp. From an edition of 360 copies, this is one of 60 signed by the artist and author. Illustrated by John Buckland Wright with eight aquatints, printed from the copper plates. Only the deluxe copies had the illustrations printed intaglio; the regular copies used collotype. Accompanying the book is a set of printer's proofs of the illustrations; proof of the frontispiece before letters, and plates 3 (including a second pull marked "etching 2nd state" in pencil); 4 (marked "clean in pencil), 6 and two proofs of the extra plate, one printed on laid paper. Also includes a set of proofs of the engravings before aquatint, all signed by Buckland Wright. Additionally, there is a typed letter, signed from Phyllis Hartnoll to Buckland Wright, dated February 7, 1952. In the letter, Hartnoll expresses her extreme delight in the illustrations for the book: "They are just as I hoped, and so entirely in the spirit of the story," she writes. Prospectus laid in as well. In the publisher's binding of full gray and pink moroccos by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Slight discoloration to spine, though less than usual, minimal soiling to upper front corner, else a fine copy of one of the less-common later books from Golden Cockerel, in the original cloth slipcase which shows some fading and light wear. (Cave & Manson 189; Reid A65).

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        Maria Cross Imaginative Patterns in a Group of Modern Catholic Writers

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

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        This Island Earth

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First edition stated of the science fiction writer's best known work and film source book. Ever so faint staining to foredge else a fine copy in quarter green cloth in fine unclipped dustwrapper. A beauty.

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        Celle qui n'était plus

      Denoël 1952 - [Pierre] Boileau - [Thomas] Narcejac. Celle qui n'était plus. ("She Who Was No More"). Paris: Denoël, [1952]. True first edition. Small octavo. 240, [2] pages. Original publisher's printed wrappers, dust jacket. Some rubbing, minor thumbsoiling to jacket, some rubbing, toning to wrappers and text. Skewed. Still, a near fine copy of this fragile item. With the original wraparound publisher's band (band is complete, but was torn open). This novel was the basis of the 1955 classic psychological thriller Les Diaboliques (or Diabolique) directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. It is rumored that Clouzot beat Hitchcock for the rights to this novel by only a few hours. This led Hitchcock to buy the rights to Boileau - Narcejac's next novel, D'Entre Les Morts, before it was published (later filmed as Vertigo). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Startling Terror Tales #10-First issue-Repulsive Dwarf by Wally Wood-L.B. Cole

      Star 1952 - Pre-code horror stories. First series, first issue. L.B. Cole graveyard menace cover, dismemberment. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Harrison and Wood. The Repulsive Dwarf by Wally Wood One of the best pre-code horror comics ever!! Glossy cover, looks VF or better. Black cover lite stain, lite back cover stain., small stains on 1st two pages border area. Beginnings of minor spine roll. This book has not been pressed. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VF-

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        Kukrinyikszi: 30 éves müvészi munkásságának eredményei

      Magyar-Szovjet Társaság Képzömüvészeti Szakosztálya (Egyetemi Nyomda), Budapest 1952 - Oblong 12mo (6 1/2 x 9 1/2"). 44pp. Original illustrated wrappers. Written by the cartoonist Boris Yefimov, and graphic artist and art critic Mark Lvovich Ioffe, this work is the first Hungarian edition of the history of Kukryniksy, a group of three anti-fascist graphic artists, illustrators of the satirical magazine "Krokodil," and the most important propaganda cartoonists of the USSR. The name Kukryniksy is an acronym formed from the names of the three artists and friends: Mikhail Kupriyanov, Porfiri Krylov, Nikolai Sokolov.The cartoons featured in this book cover the period starting with Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union (1941) to the present (1952).While the wartime cartoons are all anti-Nazi, the post-WWII ones reflect the "Cold War" between Russia and the Western democracies with its anti-Tito, anti-American, and anti-Capitalists illustrations.Some age-toning and creasing along edges of wrappers. Lower front corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in Hungarian. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        I, Robot

      US: Grosset & Dunlap, 1952 First thus, the first printing of this title by a publisher other than Gnome Press. Very Good to Near Fine, apparently unread book with light shelf wear, some mild age yellowing around edges of boards, slight offsetting to end pages and paste-downs, very tiny bump to lower corner of back board; in a Good to Very Good green version of the dust jacket (there was also a red version) that has closed tears, creasing, and some chipping, slight rubbing to panels, and some soiling to the back panel. The largest tear (about an inch and a half) has a small, triangular chip at its top and is at top of front panel at the spine. Asimov's second, classic book of several inter-linked robot stories followed Pebble in the Sky. This edition is extremely scarce, especially in original dust jacket.

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        54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set [with] An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education [with] Development of Political Theory and Government (The Great Ideas Program)

      Includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Sterne; Fielding; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; Hegel; Goethe; Melville; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; William James; Freud. The Gateway to the Great Books includes: Introduction & Syntopical Guide; Imaginative Literature 2-4; Critical Essays; Man and Society 6-7; Natural Science; Mathematics; Philosophical Essays. The Great Ideas Program includes An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education; The Development of Political Theory and Government; Foundations of Science and Mathematics; Religion and Theology; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence; Imaginative Literature I & II; Ethics: The Study of Moral Values; Biology, Psychology and Medicine; Philosophy.Keywords: MULTI-VOLUME SETS ANTHOLOGY WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, together with two paperback volumes from The Great Ideas Program (An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education and Development of Political Theory and Government). Faint stain to fore-edge margin of volumes 43 and 44, wrappers of two paperback volumes lightly toned. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952. Collectible; Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Souvenirs entomologiques. Edition définitive illustrée. Etudes sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes.

      Paris, Librairie Ch. Delagrave, 1951-1952 - Mischauflage. 11 Bde. (Bde. 1 bis 10 u. Biographie). Gross-8°. Mit 176 Tafeln. Spätere Leinenbände mit schwarzen Rückensch. Sehr gut erhaltenes komplettes Werk. Aus der Bibliothek von Werner Weber mit Exlibris in allen elf Bänden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CITY.

      [New York]: Gnome Press,. [1952]. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#153701). First edition. Winner of the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1029. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 369-73.

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        The Rolling Stones

      Scribner's 1952 - HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. The Rolling Stones, New York: Scribner, 1952. Octavo, first edition with Scribner's 'A' on copyright page, pp. 276, green cloth boards with blue lettering on spine and blue spacemen on front, illustrated by Clifford Geary. See Anatomy of Wonder, 5-63. Condition of this book: Jacket chipped at spine ends and corners, flaps have a few spots of foxing, endpages browned. Overall very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maria Cross Imaginative Patterns in a Group of Modern Catholic Writers

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

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        Eigenhändiger Brief in frankiertem Couvert. 31 rue de Lisbonne LAB 89-57. 1er Nov 33. 1 S. 8°. ? Gerichtet an ?Maemee?, das Couvert adressiert an Madame Wheatley in Paris.

      - "Chère Maemee, Voilà. Je pars ce soir pour Vienne et serai de retour le 12 au matin. J?aimais voulu vous voir mais ce fut la bousculade depuis l?aventure de mon exposition à laquelle cela m?a fait grand plaisir de vous voir ainsi que André. --- Comme vous le savez, nous réorganisons notre bureau. A notre très grand regret, Yolanda nous quitte, je n?entrerais pas ici dans les détails. Une . vient dés maintenant la remplacer. Vous savez, Mémi, comme mes camarades et moi apprécions votre travail et je veux vous demander, si vous seriez disposée à venir travailler de nouveau chez nous. J?en ai parlé à Trudy (d.i. Trudl Bruckner ?) qui va vous voir à ce sujet. Vous verrez avec elle la question de salaire et si vous . d?accord la chose si vous le voulez bien . se faire très rapidement, ce que nous souhaitons vivement, et Trudi pourrait régler avec vous tout cela. Si vous voulez, vous pouvez téléphioner à Eli, qui est au courant; elle est là surtout le matin. Je serais ainsi que mes camarades si heureux si vous pouviez revenir avec nous et bientôt. Avec toutes mes amitiés ainsi qu?à André Henri". ? Lose in ?Images à la Sauvette. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson.? Paris, Ed. Verve 1952. 4°. 1 weisses Bl., 8 nn.Bll., 126 S., 3 Bll. Farbig ill. Pappbd. (VDeckel mit stärkerem Lichtrand, Deckelbezug mit kleinen Fehlstellen, oberes Kapital lädiert, HDeckel stark fleckig und ebenso mit kleinen Fehlstellen im Bezug, Buchblock leicht verzogen). Mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Cartier-Bresson "to Mémi pour faire excuser la "perte" de mes négatifs bien cordialement Henri? Vermutlich ist ?Mémi? identisch mit ?Maemee?, der Ansprechsperson im Brief. Es könnte sich um Patricia Wheatley handeln, die in späteren Jahren (1998) einen Dokumentarfilm über Cartier-Bresson geschaffen hat ?Pen, Brush and Camera? ? Kann von der Fondation Cartier-Bresson in Paris nicht eindeutig bestätigt warden. - ".one of the greatest of all photobooks." (Parr and Badger, The Photobook, vol I, p 208-209), selten mit Widmung. Lang fr

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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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        Zeitschrift für Ostforschung - Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung = ZfO 47 Jahrgänge in Halbpergament gebunden Vorhanden sind Jahrgänge 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 19, und die Jahrgänge 21 bis 59

      Je Band ca. 600 S. - 800 S., einige Abbildungen, Karten und Tabellen Halbpergamentbände, ca. 18 x 24,3 cm, Band 5 abweichendes Format, ab Bd. 29 wurden breitere Pergamentstreifen benutzt. Angebot gilt für 47 komplette Jahrgänge. Vorhanden sind Jahrgänge 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 19, und die Jahrgänge 21 bis 59 Gute und saubere Exemplare. Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (ZfO), von 1952 bis 1994 "Zeitschrift für Ostforschung" Behandelt Geschichte und Kultur der schwerpunktmäßig in den Grenzen der heutigen Staaten Polen, Tschechien, Slowakei, Belarus, Ukraine, Litauen, Lettland und Estland gelegenen historischen Länder und Regionen.Die ZfO erscheint im Auftrag des Herder-Institutes. Beachten Sie, die Bände haben ein Gewicht von ca. 82 kg. Die Versandkosten betragen innerhalb der EU 120 , innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei

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        54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set [with] An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education [with] Development of Political Theory and Government (The Great Ideas Program)

      Includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Sterne; Fielding; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; Hegel; Goethe; Melville; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; William James; Freud. The Gateway to the Great Books includes: Introduction & Syntopical Guide; Imaginative Literature 2-4; Critical Essays; Man and Society 6-7; Natural Science; Mathematics; Philosophical Essays. The Great Ideas Program includes An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education; The Development of Political Theory and Government; Foundations of Science and Mathematics; Religion and Theology; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence; Imaginative Literature I & II; Ethics: The Study of Moral Values; Biology, Psychology and Medicine; Philosophy.Keywords: MULTI-VOLUME SETS ANTHOLOGY WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, together with two paperback volumes from The Great Ideas Program (An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education and Development of Political Theory and Government). Faint stain to fore-edge margin of volumes 43 and 44, wrappers of two paperback volumes lightly toned. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952. Collectible; Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Self-Analysis in Dianetics A Simple Self Help Volume of Tests and Exercises Based on the Discoveries in Dianetics

      DERRICKE RIDGWAY, LONDON 1952 - First edition. Some Toning of endpapers. Grey cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Brown strips along inner margins of endpapers offset from jacket wraparounds otherwise internally clean, tight & unmarked in excellent bright & unworn covers. Protected clipped jacket has a few surface spots and sl. sp. end rubbing.No bookplate. Tight binding. DATE PUBLISHED: 1952 EDITION: FIRST ED 146 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Three-Dimensional Model of the Myoglobin Molecule Obtained by X-ray Analysis" in Nature 181, 1958, pp. 662-666 WITH "Structure of Myoglobin: A Three-Dimensional Fourier synthesis at 2 Å Resolution" in Nature 185, 1960, pp. 422-27

      - Two volume first edition of a milestone in the history of structural biology, the first protein structure ever discovered. Kendrew's papers present the first solution of the three-dimensional molecular structure of a protein. "Kendrew's discovery was one of the greatest landmarks in the history of molecular biology" (Jeremy Norman History of Science). Along with his colleague Max Perutz, Kendrew received the 1952 Nobel Prize for this work. Two discoveries laid the foundation for Kendrew's work: "first, that the positions of atoms in a crystallized substance could be determined from X-rays passing through, and scattered by, the crystal; second, that the approach could be applied to very simple biological molecules (Garwin, Century of Nature, 88). The goal of Kendrew's team, composed mostly of physicists, was to understand how a biological molecule such as a protein works, beginning with how it is built. The papers they produced (both offered here) are "the outcome of a truly Herculean task. When the project began, there were no automated instruments or digital computers for generating or analyzing the huge amounts of data necessary. Every step had to be carried out by hand? many repeated thousands of times" (ibid, 89). Kendrew selected myoblobin as a protein because it abundant in the tissue in which it operated, is an oxygen-binding protein from muscle, and is very stable. His next step "was to measure the amplitudes of the 'reflections' - the scattered X-ray beams - produced when the crystals were exposed to X-radiation. Following this, he add up the measured reflections, in a process called Fourier summation, to produce an image of the molecules in the crystal lattice. "Photographic film was used to record the reflection amplitudes, thousands of them, and then teams? were trained to estimate their values by comparison with a known scale? The process took years. "The final step was the Fourier summation itself. Kendrew? [carried] out an earlier trial at lower resolution [and did] the summation by hand? For the more than 10,000 reflections that had to be added up at 2 angstrom resolution, hand summation was impossible? Technology came to the rescue: the first high-resolution protein structure ever determined was calculated on the first electronic computer ever built in Britain. "The resulting electron-density map looked impossible to interpret, [but] an ingenious system was devised for building the atomic model of the protein: the map was produced as a set of contoured topographic plots on sections through the crystal lattice; a three-dimensional grid was overlaid onto the map so that atomic coordinates could be measured with respect to three axes, x, y, and z, at right angles to each other; and wire rods were constructed whose height was proportional to the z-coordinate of each feature of density. Brass models were fabricated for each amino acid in the protein, and these were fitted by hand into the 'forest' of wires and secured by clamps" (ibid 90). The structure that resulted was not one anyone was prepared for - "the seeming irregularity of the overall polymer fold and the remarkable fact that the heme iron atom where oxygen bound was buried completely inside the protein" - and yet there were striking patterns, including the polymer chain folded into a series of eight segments (ibid). "After almost one hundred years of speculation, one could now see what a protein looked like in atomic detail" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. (10.25 x 7.5 inches; 256 x 188mm). Ex-libris: bearing only a small circular stamp on the rear of the title page. Handsomely rebound in half calf over the original cloth covered boards. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled. Red and black morocco spine label, gilt-lettered. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good to near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set [with] An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education [with] Development of Political Theory and Government (The Great Ideas Program)

      Includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Sterne; Fielding; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; Hegel; Goethe; Melville; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; William James; Freud. The Gateway to the Great Books includes: Introduction & Syntopical Guide; Imaginative Literature 2-4; Critical Essays; Man and Society 6-7; Natural Science; Mathematics; Philosophical Essays. The Great Ideas Program includes An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education; The Development of Political Theory and Government; Foundations of Science and Mathematics; Religion and Theology; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence; Imaginative Literature I & II; Ethics: The Study of Moral Values; Biology, Psychology and Medicine; Philosophy.Keywords: MULTI-VOLUME SETS ANTHOLOGY WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, together with two paperback volumes from The Great Ideas Program (An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education and Development of Political Theory and Government). Faint stain to fore-edge margin of volumes 43 and 44, wrappers of two paperback volumes lightly toned. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952. Collectible; Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Shiloh.

      New York: Dial Press, 1952. First edition of Foote's classic fictional re-creation of the battle of Shiloh in April 1862. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Shelby Foote on the half title page. Bookplate, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare signed. Shiloh owes much to William Faulkner in the slow, elegant cadence of its storytelling. Its narrative also resembles Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage"; a similarity reinforced by the fact that Foote wrote an introduction to an edition of Crane's work some forty years later.

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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy - SIGNED by the Author [Men At Arms, Officers and Gentlemen/Unconditional Surrender]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1952-55 The first edition set of Waugh's 'Sword of Honour Trilogy', with the third instalment signed without dedication to the title page. All books are near fine without inscriptions. Volume 2 has some light edge chipping to the dust wrapper and there is a closed tear to the head of volume one also. Titles in bright condition. No clipping to the wrappers. A nice set and especially so with the author's signature to the third volume.

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        SUSPENSE #20-1952-ATLAS-FRANKENSTEIN-WEREWOLF-HANGINGS-VF

      Atlas 1952 - -Bizarre terror and horror stories -Big logo ATLAS comic! -Great cover. FRANKENSTEIN story, WEREWOLF story, hanging panels! -Romita and Ayers art. -Black cover, tough to locate in higher grades. Condition: VF

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        LIMBO

      Random House, New York 1952 - 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. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a slight bit of shelf wear to spine ends. A sharp copy. (15368) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

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        A Three-Dimensional Model of the Myoglobin Molecule Obtained by X-ray Analysis" in Nature 181, 1958, pp. 662-666 WITH "Structure of Myoglobin: A Three-Dimensional Fourier synthesis at 2 Å Resolution" in Nature 185, 1960, pp. 422-27

      Two volume first edition of a milestone in the history of structural biology, the first protein structure ever discovered. Kendrew's papers present the first solution of the three-dimensional molecular structure of a protein. "Kendrew's discovery was one of the greatest landmarks in the history of molecular biology" (Jeremy Norman History of Science). Along with his colleague Max Perutz, Kendrew received the 1952 Nobel Prize for this work. Two discoveries laid the foundation for Kendrew's work: "first, that the positions of atoms in a crystallized substance could be determined from X-rays passing through, and scattered by, the crystal; second, that the approach could be applied to very simple biological molecules (Garwin, Century of Nature, 88). The goal of Kendrew's team, composed mostly of physicists, was to understand how a biological molecule such as a protein works, beginning with how it is built. The papers they produced (both offered here) are "the outcome of a truly Herculean task. When the project began, there were no automated instruments or digital computers for generating or analyzing the huge amounts of data necessary. Every step had to be carried out by hand… many repeated thousands of times" (ibid, 89). Kendrew selected myoblobin as a protein because it abundant in the tissue in which it operated, is an oxygen-binding protein from muscle, and is very stable. His next step "was to measure the amplitudes of the 'reflections' - the scattered X-ray beams - produced when the crystals were exposed to X-radiation. Following this, he add up the measured reflections, in a process called Fourier summation, to produce an image of the molecules in the crystal lattice. "Photographic film was used to record the reflection amplitudes, thousands of them, and then teams… were trained to estimate their values by comparison with a known scale… The process took years. "The final step was the Fourier summation itself. Kendrew… [carried] out an earlier trial at lower resolution [and did] the summation by hand… For the more than 10,000 reflections that had to be added up at 2 angstrom resolution, hand summation was impossible… Technology came to the rescue: the first high-resolution protein structure ever determined was calculated on the first electronic computer ever built in Britain. "The resulting electron-density map looked impossible to interpret, [but] an ingenious system was devised for building the atomic model of the protein: the map was produced as a set of contoured topographic plots on sections through the crystal lattice; a three-dimensional grid was overlaid onto the map so that atomic coordinates could be measured with respect to three axes, x, y, and z, at right angles to each other; and wire rods were constructed whose height was proportional to the z-coordinate of each feature of density. Brass models were fabricated for each amino acid in the protein, and these were fitted by hand into the 'forest' of wires and secured by clamps" (ibid 90). The structure that resulted was not one anyone was prepared for - "the seeming irregularity of the overall polymer fold and the remarkable fact that the heme iron atom where oxygen bound was buried completely inside the protein" - and yet there were striking patterns, including the polymer chain folded into a series of eight segments (ibid). "After almost one hundred years of speculation, one could now see what a protein looked like in atomic detail" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. (10.25 x 7.5 inches; 256 x 188mm). Ex-libris: bearing only a small circular stamp on the rear of the title page. Handsomely rebound in half calf over the original cloth covered boards. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled. Red and black morocco spine label, gilt-lettered. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good to near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Ante Projeto Da Exposicao Do IV Centenario De Sao Paulo

      1952 -

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        SONG OF THE OXEN By HALLIE R. DOLIN signed 1952 Rare First Edition

      NY: PAGEANT PRESS, 1952. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). TITLE: SONG OF THE OXEN By HALLIE R. DOLIN signed 1952 Rare First Edition AUTHOR: HALLIE R. DOLIN PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: PAGEANT PRESS, NY 1952 EDITION: First Edition stated CATEGORY: Signed, First Edition, Rare, Adventure BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Red CONDITION: The jacket is in good condition with a really minor split to the upper front edge. The $3.00 price is still on the front flap. The front free endpaper is signed by the author "Sincere good wishes To: Lucille Curry From: Hallie R. Dolin." Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 149 pages. Good+/Good+ dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Signed First Edition stated. PAGEANT PRESS, NY 1952. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 1750 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006297 .

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        Harvey Comics Library #1 Teen-Age Dope Slaves -comic book HEROIN!

      Harvey 1952 - -TEEN-AGE DOPE SLAVES. -Used in SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT. -Very rare and desirable drug propaganda book. -Nice tight copy. Colors are nice. There is a 1/2" spine split at top. Dust shadow back cover. Condition: VG+

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        Giant

      1952. First Edition . Signed. FERBER, Edna. Giant. Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $1650.First edition of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna FerberÂ’s epic saga of the American Dream, basis for the 1956 Oscar-winning film starring James Dean. Warmly inscribed by the author, “Inscribed for – Helen W—— – front office magic. Edna Ferber.”""One of the 20th century's most popular writers"" Ferber won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel So Big in 1925 and throughout her career consistently wrote ""the broad-based saga of AmericaÂ… a vision of America as a land of possibilities, a belief in the American Dream"" (ANB). Thirteen years from initial idea to publication, her best-known novel Giant provoked both critical praise and fury, leading the New York Times reviewer to conclude that ""when Texans read what she has written about them they won't like FerberÂ… [yet] almost everyone else is going to revel in these pages."" The 1956 film adaptation starred Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, who died before the film's release, and earned legendary director George Stevens his second Oscar for Best Director. Recipient's ownership inscription.Dust jacket with light toning to spine, light edge-wear including closed tear to rear panel. Book fine. An attractive inscribed copy in near-fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Martha Quest (Signed)

      London: Michael Joseph, 1952. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/near fine. First UK edition of the South Rhodesian author's uncommon second book. The first novel featuring her rebel character Martha Quest. A handsome near fine copy in green cloth binding in a sharp unclipped dustwrapper. The wrapper is mildly age spotted on the verso and a very small portion of the rear flap This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the title page. A terrific collector's copy.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Fly Fishing for Trout

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        My [We]

      Izdatel'stvo imeni Chekhova, New York 1952 - Octavo (19.5 × 14.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 200, [6] pp. About very good; rear wrapper lightly discolored; nick to lower left corner. The first appearance in print of the original Russian text of Zamyatin's only completed novel, a groundbreaking dystopian work. "We" was read as a bitter satire on Soviet society and could not be published in Russia. Completed in 1921, it was first issued in an English translation in 1924 (New York, E. P. Dutton), and later in a 1927 translation into Czech by Vaclav Koenig, who was assisted by Roman Jakobson. A severely altered version of the Russian text was printed in the Russian emigre journal "Volia Rossii" in early 1927. In order to avoid repercussions for Zamyatin, who was then still living in the Soviet Union, the editor of the journal pretended to publish a translation of a Czech literary work. Nevertheless, "the apearance of the Russian version in Volia Rossii caused an open political campaign against Zamiatin in the Soviet Union, and in 1931 he wrote a letter to Stalin requesting permission to emigrate" (Olshansky, 267). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Octavo, bound in full navy morocco, marbled endpapers, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel. In fine condition. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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