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        Le vieillard et l'enfant

      - S.n [imprimé par Pierre Fanlac], imprimé en Blegique [Périgueux] s.d (circa 1952), 14x19cm, broché. - Genuine dell'editoria originale al largo della versione completa di questo romanzo che più parti sono state precedentemente stampate separatamente in poche copie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Véritable édition originale, hors commerce, de la version intégrale en 138-[6] pages et parue avant celle de 1954 aux Editions de Minuit. Auparavant seules des parties furent publiées entre 1949 et 1951, à quelques exemplaires. Par ailleurs, une nouvelle édition "belge", similaire à cette première édition paraitra encore en 1958, qui ne comportera plus que 80 pages et la mention "de 1958" sur la couverture. En exergue l'auteur a fait imprimer l'appréciation d'André Gide auquel il avait adressé la première partie de son ouvrage en 1949: "L'intense et bizarre joie que  j'éprouve à la lecture (et relecture) de ces pages remarquables entre toutes. André Gide"  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Hochzeitsgeschenk von Ernst Jünger an den Maler Werner Höll.

      - Auf dem Deckel mit Widmung und Unterschrift Ernst Jüngers, eigenhändig eingraviert. Leichte Alterungsspuren. – Ungewöhnliches Autograph, mit folgender Gravur: Meinem lieben Werner zum 21.5.1952 Ernst Jünger. – Ein Geschenk von Ernst Jünger an den Maler Werner Höll zu dessen Hochzeit.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Engel & Co GmbH]
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        Typed letter signed to historian of physics Jagdish Mehra

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

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Pres, 1952 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light green cloth, lettered in navy, with red-brown spine label lettered in black; original pictorial dust jacket, with an illustration of a farm in a valley surrounded by mountains below a gradient sky, lettered in white and purple. Very good book, with some chipping to spine cloth and rubbing to bottom edge, bright spine, clean and fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of rubbing to the folds, tiny chip to the front flap, else fine. Overall, a bright and pleasing copy in a near fine dust jacket East of Eden features the intertwining stories of the Hamilton and Trask families. The former is based on Steinbeck's own genealogical lineage, while the latter is a representation of the Biblical Adam and his descendants. Considered by the author to be his masterpiece work, East of Eden is a culmination of the major themes and strengths of Steinbeck's other novels: an affinity for nature, the pervasive struggle between good and evil, familial relationships, and American history. During the writing process, Steinbeck chronicled the development of this novel with letters to his friend and former publisher Pascal Covici, the contents of which were published a year after Steinbeck's death as Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. A lengthy yet popular tale originally intended by the author to teach his sons about the Salinas Valley in California, East of Eden has been adapted into a film, a musical, and a television miniseries.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Konvolut von Manuskripten, Typoskripten, Werken, Autographen von Alfred Richard Meyer (Munkepunke)].

      (1913-1952) - 33 Manuskripte, Typoskripte und gedruckte Werke, Autographen, etc. unterschiedlichen Umfangs und Formats. Das Konvolut enthält vier Manuskripte und Typoskripte von Alfred Richard Meyer (mit zahlreichen handschriftlichen Korrekturen, teils mit Streichungen, Ergänzungen, Satzanweisungen, etc.) und gedruckte Werke Meyers (viele davon signiert), sowie von ihm herausgegebene Schriften. --- Enthält 1.: "Der Barbier von Wilmersdorf", Manuskript, 10 Seiten (davon 9 Seiten beschrieben) auf den Rückseiten von Werbebögen für Verlaines "Freundinnen" (A.R. Meyer Verlag). Das Manuskript ist in schwarzer Tinte geschrieben. Das letzte Blatt mit eigenhändiger Signatur Meyers. Dazu: "Der Barbier von Wilmersdorf", Alfred Richard Meyer Verlag o.J. [1920], 4 Bll., Fadenheftung. Auf dem Titelblatt der Namenszug des Schriftstellers und Pädagogen Konrad Weichberger (1877-1948). Die letzte Seite mit eigenhändiger Signatur von Meyer. - MBB 57; Josch 59. - (Das gedruckte Buch mit Falzen und Beschädigungen). --- Enthält 2.: "Entwurf und Originalmanuskript von Munkepunkes Moden-Mystik", 9 Blätter Manuskript, 11 Blätter Typoskript (teils auf den Verlaine Bögen). Mit zahlreichen Streichungen. Ein Teil der später gedruckten Seiten liegt in Typoskript und in Manuskript vor, ein Teil in zwei unterschiedlichen Typoskripten. Enthält u.a. auch Zeilen, die unpubliziert blieben (z.B. "Munkepunkes Kleiderkasten"). Die Blätter stecken in einem gefalzten Blatt mit eigenhändigem Titel und eigenhändiger Signatur Meyers. Ein Blatt ist am Fuß datiert 21.II.21. Ein weiteres Blatt mit eigenhändiger Monogrammsignatur und Datum: 2:"23.II.21 A.R.M". - Beiliegend: "Munkepunkes Moden-Mystik", 1921, 11 Seiten, schlichte Kartonage mit rosafarbener montierter Titelkartusche (der Titel von Meyers Hand), Fadenheftung. Mit eigenhändiger Signatur Meyers im Kolophon. - MBB 46; Josch 48. --- Enthält 3.: "Maenz oder Maenzliches, Allzumaenzliches oder: die maenzliche Komödie", Entwurf und Reinschrift, zusammen 29 Manuskriptseiten und eine Typoskriptseite (meist auf Verlaine-Blättern). Der Entwurf ist in Bleistift geschrieben, die Reinschrift mit schwarzer Tinte. Beide Manuskriptstadien enthalten handschriftliche Korrekturen, Streichungen und Ergänzungen. Beiliegend: Druckfassung (15 Seiten, 1 Seite Verlagsanzeigen, OU.). 1.-3. Tsd., 1922, (MBB 56; Josch 58). (Umschlag im Falz rissig). --- Enthält 4.: "Des Herrn Munkepunke Mikro-Enchiridion der Kryptogamen Eroto-Phonetik" (Manuskript, 21 Seiten). Das Manuskript ist größtenteils auf kupierte ältere Spendenaufrufe geschrieben ("Deutsche Männer, deutsche Frauen. Der Weltkrieg drängt zur Entscheidung."). Beiliegend: die Druckfassung von 1922 (16 Seiten) und vier Korrekturfahnen: 3 mit dem Stempel "I. Correctur" auf dem Titelblatt (und dem handschriftlichen Datum 19.5.), eine davon mit zahlreichen eigenhändigen Korrekturen Meyers und dem Hinweis: "Revision umgehend erbeten!". Eine weitere Druckfahne mit dem Stempel "I. Revision" und dem handschriftlichen Datum 25.10. (diese ohne weitere Korrekturen). - MBB 57; Josch 59. --- Enthält 5.: Briefumschlag (ca. 27,5 x 36 cm, quer) mit fünfzeiliger Widmung für den Berliner Antiquar und Bibliophilen Oskar Rauthe zur Sonnenwende 1922; mit eigenhändiger datierter Signatur Meyers (25.6.1922). --- Enthält 6.: Maschinengeschriebener Brief (1 Bl.) an den Verlag Schlüter mit eigenhändiger Signatur Meyers. Thema ist die Rücksendung von Manuskripten. --- Enthält 7.: Maschinengeschriebene Postkarte mit handschriftlichen Ergänzungen an den Schriftsteller, Verleger und Kritiker Hanns Arens (1901-1983) mit eigenhändiger datierter Signatur Meyers (10.4.1949). --- Enthält 8.: "Munkepunkes Bowlenbuch", Alfred Richard Meyer Verlag 1920, 3.-5. Tsd. (MBB 40; Josch 42). Umschlaginnenseite und erstes Blatt mit zwanzigzeiligem handschriftlichem Gedicht, signiert "Gewasnis von Crommon" (d.i. Meyer?). --- Enthält 9.: "Dornburger Maskenzug", Alfred Richard Meyer Verlag [1920], mit eigenhändiger Signatur Meyers auf Seite . 3002 G [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        The Decisive Moment

      Simon & Schuster New York 1952 - First edition of this classic photography monograph with beautifully printed photogravures. Folio hardback in dust jacket. Book is in near fine condition with clean covers and pages. Book binding is a little wiggly, as is very common to this large book, but no pages are loose. No owner's name or bookplate or writing or foxing. The spine of the dust jacket is lightly sunned and has wear at the spine ends. With separate caption booklet. A clean, fresh, attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Different Drummer Books]
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        In Battle for Peace: The Story of My 83rd Birthday

      Masses & Mainstream 1952 - First edition, first printing. Signed by W.E.B. Du Bois on the front free end paper. Near Fine with light fading to cloth at spine ends, pencil markings in text, several page corners dog-earred, in a Very Good dust jacket with rubbing, shallow chipping at the spine ends, a short split at the top of the front flap fold, two closed tears with associated creasing at the bottom of the rear panel with a mending tissue repair made from the blank verso. Signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Borrowers

      London: J.M. Dent, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. 159 p. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Cloth along bottom edge rubbed. Jacket price-clipped, missing small chips at head and tail, light rubbing and a few small closed tears to back panel. The first novel in the popular Borrowers children's book series.

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        BORROWERS

      STANLEY, DIANA. NORTON,MARY. THE BORROWERS. London: J.M. Dent (1952). 8vo, blue pictorial cloth, tiny imperfection in cloth else fine in a very good dust wrapper with slight fraying restored. 1st edition, Carnegie Award Winner. The first of Norton's wonderful fantasies about these miniature people who must live by borrowing from humans, and what happens when their daughter becomes friendly with a human boy. Illustrated by DIANA STANLEY with pictorial endpapers, color frontis plus many nice text illustrations. (See Lynn p.157).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        CORONATION PROCESSION PANORAMA

      - PANORAMA. CORONATION PROCESSION PANORAMA. London: Raphael Tuck, no date, [1952]. Large 4to 12 x 9 3/42" opening to 4 times that size, VG-Fine and COMPLETE WITH 45 PAPER FIGURES! There are horses, mounted cavalrymen, representatives of the Yeoman of the Guard and more. Each of the panels is beautifully illustrated with chromolithographs. There are slots in each panel into which the reader inserts a figure to complete the scene of the Coronation Procession of Queen Elizabeth. Most are interchangeable. Typical 50's style illustration and nice. See Whitton: Raphael Tuck p. 169- 70.

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        The Borrowers With Illustrations By Diana Stanley

      London, J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd., 1952.. PROOF COPY OF FIRST EDITION, with a few minor differences. This volume features the same sepia illustrations as the published edition, but are printed somewhat darker. In addition, the proof was issued without the colour frontispiece, and does not have the extra copyright notice stamped to some trade copies. Bound in publisher's light blue paper covers, titles printed in black to spine and upper. Some light tanning to the top of front cover, with only minor wear (considering its fragility as a paperback). Near-fine condition. A scarce item, housed in a collector's gilt-titled protective buckram case. Norton's The Borrowers was awarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal.

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        Images à la sauvette

      Verve, Paris 1952 - Edition originale, couverture exécutée spécialement par Henri Matisse, comporte une sélection de 126 photographies prises dans l'oeuvre de Henri Cartier-Bresson, in-folio, non paginé, légendes, bon état, dos légèrement insolé. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952 First edition, limited issue of 1500 copies. Signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page. Additionally inscribed by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper to Leonard and Sylvia Lyons: "To Sylvia and Lenny / Shalom-aleichem / John Steinbeck / F.O. / forestiero [onoranze]". Publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, all edges red; in the publisher's acetate dust jacket; housed in the publisher's brown faux wood slipcase. Book fine; dust jacket with only some minor wear to the spine head; slipcase with some rubbing to the extremities, light sunning and a minor split to the top edge, else very clean and fresh. A very bright copy. Steinbeck inscribed this copy of East of Eden to American newspaper columnist Leonard Lyons, who was best known for his Broadway review column "The Lyons Den." Notaly, Lyons was admired for his column's strict adherence to truthful anecdotes only and his genuinely amicable personality that earned him the friendship of many celebrities and the access to private information that allowed him to maintain his policy of factual gossip only. East of Eden features the intertwining stories of the Hamilton and Trask families. The former is based on Steinbeck's own genealogical lineage, while the latter is a representation of the Biblical Adam and his descendants. Considered by the author to be his masterpiece work, East of Eden is a culmination of the major themes and strengths of Steinbeck's other novels: an affinity for nature, the pervasive struggle between good and evil, familial relationships, and American history. During the writing process, Steinbeck chronicled the development of his novel with letters to his friend and former publisher Pascal Covici, the contents of which were published a year after Steinbeck's death as Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. A lengthy yet popular tale originally intended by the author to teach his sons about the Salinas Valley in California in which they were raised, East of Eden has been adapted into a film, a musical, and a television miniseries.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Original photography.

      "Geneva / 12-15. Februar 1952". 17 x 11,7 cm. A stamp on the back stating: "Copyright / URS G. ARNI / REPORTER-PHOTOGRAPHIE / 15, R. CHARLES-GIRON TÉL 2.37.55 / GENÈVE". In pencil: "Nils Bohr / atomphysikkonferens / Geneva / 12-15. Februari 1952". The photo depicts an elderly Bohr with a briefcase under his arm in white shirt, tie and three piece suit. The picture shows Bohr participating in what would become one of the most important physic conferences in the second half of the 20th century. Here CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, was established. Niels Bohr had been one of the central figures in the development of atomic theory in the early 20th century and was the father to the exceedingly important Copenhagen Interpretation. These merits made him the head of the theoretical division of CERN which was located in Copenhagen. "In Geneva the representatives of 12 European governments signed the convention setting up the interim organization, which came into being on 15 February 1952 with the title of "European Council for Nuclear Research", called "CERN" for short after the initials of the French title. Belgium, Denmark, France, the German Federal Republic, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Yugoslavia were then provisionally united to carry out nuclear research. During the whole lifetime of the interim CERN, the United Kingdom remained simply an observer, although the interest shown in the project by that country soon took the shape of new ideas, the provision of consultants and gifts." (CERN COURIER).

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Typed letter signed to historian of physics Jagdish Mehra

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

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        En attendant Godot Pièce en deux actes

      Les Éditions de Minuit, Paris 1952 - LIVRES 1 volume in-8° Broché Édition originale sur papier ordinaire:il n?a été tiré que 35 exemplaires sur vélin supérieur. Très rare. Rousseurs habituelles, mais couvertures très belles. Peut-être la plus importante pièce de théâtre du XXè siècle ? 1 volume in-8° [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Seigneur]
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        The Price of Salt

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Near fine with spine cloth lightly mottled and endpapers lightly toned in near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears at edges, wear at crown and foot. Crime writer Patricia Highsmith's lesbian romance novel, way ahead of its time on many accounts--especially for its nearly-unprecedented happy ending.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        East Of Eden

      N.Y.: Viking, 1952 First Edition/First Issue, with "bite" on page 281.  Fine - slight wrinkle at base, else a clean, crisp copy.  The First Issue dust jacket ($4.50, photo of Steinbeck on the rear panel) is about fine - a touch of wear at the crown, light wrinkle on upper rear pane.  A highly collectible copy.

      [Bookseller: Bob's Rare Books]
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        Oor Wullie Original Artwork Dudley D Watkins circa 1952

      UK: DC Thomson, 1952. No Binding. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie Original Artwork by Dudley D Watkins circa 1952 DC Thomson. Oor Wullie original artwork, near full size story board drawn by Dudley Dexter Watkins (1907-1969) in Indian ink to card, with annotations by editor. Undated, circa 1952. Measures approx 13.5" x 15" in two segments.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Oor Wullie Original Artwork Dudley D Watkins 1952

      UK: DC Thomson, 1952. No Binding. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. Oor Wullie Original Artwork by Dudley D Watkins 1952 DC Thomson. Oor Wullie original artwork, near full size story board drawn by Dudley Dexter Watkins (1907-1969) in Indian ink to card with editors annotations. Undated, circa1952. Measures approx 13.5" x 15" in two segments.

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        AN ADDRESS DELIVERED At The Seventeenth Annual Meeting Of The Delta Council

      Delta State Teachers College Campus, Cleveland, MS 1952 - Narrow 8vo. An historical overview of the country's constitution that criticizes the political policies of the day, particularly welfare programs. A Faulkner "A" item that has not been reprinted and obviously is very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lee G. Campbell]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. First edition, limited issue, one of 1500 copies signed by Steinbeck. A few chips to acetate, light rubbing to slipcase, otherwise a fine and bright copy. Thick 8vo. 602pp. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered; acetate; slipcase. Provenance: Stephen M. Dryfoos (bookplate). Goldstone & Payne A32a.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        CHARLOTTE'S WEB

      - WHITE,E.B. CHARLOTTE'S WEB. NY: Harper & Row (1952). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), pictorial cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (dw with slightest bit of fraying at base of spine else fine). Not first edition, however this copy is INSCRIBED BY WHITE on the half-title reading: "Salutations! E.B. White and thanks for your gift to the Center." date March 1983. The story of Charlotte, a spider and her friend Wilbur a pig is now a classic. Illustrated by Garth Williams with more than 40 black and whites plus color wrapper. White is not known for signing many books making this is a special copy. NEWBERY HONOR AWARD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

      New York & Paris: Simon and Schuster & Editions Verve, 1952. Hardcover. First American edition, first printing. Good+ hardcover with a one-inch loss to the crown, a two-inch separation at the crown along the front spine edge, tanning to the spine, a light bump to three tips, and two side-by-side exclamation marks in the margin of the foreword--otherwise the interior is clean and bright, binding solid--in a Good+ price-clipped dust jacket with a one-inch chip at the crown extending two-inches to the back, tanning to the spine, rubbing and tiny chips to the spine folds, a couple of tiny tears to the top edge of the back cover, light overall tanning, and one small piece of tape to the verso. Overall, a nice-looking copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Cartier-Bresson's influential photobook, collecting his best early work, with cover and dust jacket designed especially for the book by Henri Matisse, with the booklet of captions laid-in; one of the most famous and one of the most important books in the history of photography. Photographs and foreword by Henri Cartier-Bresson; afterword by Richard L. Simon; cover design by Henri Matisse. Unpaginated [xvi + 63 b&w gravure-printed photographic illustrations + 4 pages of captions + 63 b&w gravure-printed photographic illustrations + xii]; 10.75 x 14.5 inches. Text in English. Engraved and printed by the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. Laid in, as issued, is the 12-page, staple-bound pamphlet titled "The Decisive Moment - Captions." Ref: Parr & Badger, Photobook, Vol. 1, p.208-209; Roth, Book of 101 Books, p.134-135; Hasselblad Center, Open Book, p.154-155; Auer, 802 Photo Books, p.343. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

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        Holzdrucke von 22 Tuschezeichnungen von Tschi Pai-schi als Leporello

      Peking: Rong Bao Xhai 1952 - Deckel mit Brokat überzogen, aufgezogenes Papierschild mit Titel, OPapiertüte, 22 Reproduktionen von Tuschezeichnungen als Leporello aufgeklebt, 22 x 32 cm, Schnitt und Ecken unscheinbar angestaubt, kl. Widmung auf dem Frontispizblatt, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: chi

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea (1952) | "Man is not made for defeat." First edition (stated with the letter A at the copyright page) of Hemingway's masterful tale, in original dust jacket. Minor jacket wear at the top, but otherwise in fine condition. A perfect copy for a true collector.

      [Bookseller: Perplexial]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press 1952 - First edition, limited issue of 1500 copies. Signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page. Additionally inscribed by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper to Leonard and Sylvia Lyons: "To Sylvia and Lenny / Shalom-aleichem / John Steinbeck / F.O. / forestiero [onoranze]". Publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, all edges red; in the publisher's acetate dust jacket; housed in the publisher's brown faux wood slipcase. Book fine; dust jacket with only some minor wear to the spine head; slipcase with some rubbing to the extremities, light sunning and a minor split to the top edge, else very clean and fresh. A very bright copy. Steinbeck inscribed this copy of East of Eden to American newspaper columnist Leonard Lyons, who was best known for his Broadway review column "The Lyons Den." Notaly, Lyons was admired for his column's strict adherence to truthful anecdotes only and his genuinely amicable personality that earned him the friendship of many celebrities and the access to private information that allowed him to maintain his policy of factual gossip only. East of Eden features the intertwining stories of the Hamilton and Trask families. The former is based on Steinbeck's own genealogical lineage, while the latter is a representation of the Biblical Adam and his descendants. Considered by the author to be his masterpiece work, East of Eden is a culmination of the major themes and strengths of Steinbeck's other novels: an affinity for nature, the pervasive struggle between good and evil, familial relationships, and American history. During the writing process, Steinbeck chronicled the development of his novel with letters to his friend and former publisher Pascal Covici, the contents of which were published a year after Steinbeck's death as Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. A lengthy yet popular tale originally intended by the author to teach his sons about the Salinas Valley in California in which they were raised, East of Eden has been adapted into a film, a musical, and a television miniseries. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Oor Wullie Original Artwork Dudley D Watkins 1952

      DC Thomson, UK 1952 - Oor Wullie Original Artwork by Dudley D Watkins 1952 DC Thomson. Oor Wullie original artwork, near full size story board drawn by Dudley Dexter Watkins (1907-1969) in Indian ink to card with editors annotations. Undated, circa1952. Measures approx 13.5" x 15" in two segments. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        MY LIFE'S HISTORY

      Harper (1952), New York - Bound in half red morocco leather and decorative boards. Illustrated with facsimiles of letters and 16 full-color plates of her paintings. One of 270 numbered copies of this beautiful book SIGNED by the artist on the limitation page. Fine in tissue dustwrapper with minor chips and a Fine slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Praxis der Biologie im Unterricht der Schulen - (später) Praxis der Naturwissenschaften. Zeitschrift für den Experimenellen Unterricht. 1952 bis 1970, Jahrgänge 1 bis 19 komplett in 18 Bänden.

      insgesamt 221 Hefte (1. Jahrgang 1952 bis 19. Jahrgang 1970) Biologie und 120 Hefte Chemie (1958 - 1967). Hefte sind Jahrgangs-weise professionell in zwei Ausführungen (siehe Bild) gebunden, Halbleinen bzw. Leinen-Einband mit geprägtem Titel / Rücken, beigebunden jeweils die Register. Die Jahrgänge 17/ 1968 bis 19/ 1970 sind zur Bindung vorbereitet, Buch-Umschläge sind gefertigt und bedruckt, Hefte aber noch nicht eingebunden. Den Bänden von 1958 bis 1967 sind auch jeweils die 12 Ausgabe Chemie beigebunden. Im ganzen eine komplette Sammlung der ersten 19 Jahrgänge der populären Lernmittel-Reihe. So nirgends angeboten, rar! zusammen über 10 kg schwer! Bücher sind gut erhalten, in den ersten Bänden Besitzervermerke auf den Vorsätzen und einige wenige Anstreichungen.

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        Les Moulins à papier de la région vosgienne - Tomes I et II.

      1952. Nancy, Imprimerie Berger-Levrault, 1952; in-4, XL-258 pp. + 32 pl. de filigranes, 24 pl. de reproductions diverses, 2 tableaux dépliants et 1 double-feuille d'écus en couleurs, relié plein vélin, coloris ivoire, dos lisse, tête dorée (couverture conservée). Exemplaire numéroté 162/600. Préface de E. Coornaert, professeur au Collège de France.

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        Les Moulins à papier de la région vosgienne-Tomes I et II.

      1952 - Nancy, Imprimerie Berger-Levrault, 1952; in-4, XL-258 pp. + 32 pl. de filigranes, 24 pl. de reproductions diverses, 2 tableaux dépliants et 1 double-feuille d'écus en couleurs, relié plein vélin, coloris ivoire, dos lisse, tête dorée (couverture conservée). Exemplaire numéroté 162/600. Préface de E. Coornaert, professeur au Collège de France. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Diary of a Young Girl

      First US edition; 1952 stated on title and copyright page. Book near fine, small stain at top of spine. Dust jacket very good, some fading on inside of dj, very minor wear. Laid-in is a payment request stub for previous owner. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Kubin").

      Zwickledt, 5. II. 1952. - Large 8vo. 1 page. with autogr. envelope. To the Austrian writer Arthur Fischer-Colbrie about an appointment.

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        Untitled.

      Screenprint on heavy paper, 70 x 70 cms. Signed 'Morellet' and numbered '1/90' in pencil to the lower side. As new. *Morellet is one of the great exponents of geometrical abstract art and one of the pioneers of minimalism. Only the second modern artist to have had his work hung at the Louvre Museum during his lifetime, he sees art as a system that is founded on the concepts of geometry. Since 1952, his work has been based on simple systems that play with chance. He uses different techniques, such as painting, sculpture, screenprint and neon lighting. Morellet also works in architecture. The works of François Morellet are displayed in the greatest museums of France, Germany, the United States, and the Netherlands, among others.

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        Portrait photograph of Jean-Louis Barrault

      New York, 1952. Madealaine Renauld, Jean-Louis Barrault and Their Company...Profile head shot in front of poster 's. Hurok ...present..." Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 24 x 17 cm. (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches). Artist's stamp at lower left, atelier stamp on verso, with pencilled notations giving the subject of the photograph, the date, and the reference number of the negative/print ("IV-KK-12"). Madealaine Renauld, Jean-Louis Barrault and Their Company...Profile head shot in front of poster 's. Hurok ...present..." Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 24 x 17 cm. (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches). Barrault, 1910-94, French actor and director. A pupil of Charles Dullin, he joined the Comédie Française in 1940. After World War II he organized his own company at the Théâtre Marigny with his wife, actress Madeleine Renaud. Barrault's precise, imaginative physical style was influenced by his study of mime. He is best remembered for his Hamlet and as the mime in Marcel Carné's film Children of Paradise (1944).

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        The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1952. Octavo. Original pale blue boards, title to spine in silver, pictorial front endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red morocco slipcase and red cloth chemise. Black and white frontispiece and illustrations in the text by Pauline Baynes. Spine a trifle faded through the dust jacket with faint ghosting, spotting to fore edge and endleaves. An excellent copy in minutely nicked dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Dedication copy, inscribed by the author around the printed dedication, "With love [to Geoffrey Corbett] from Jack Lewis"; Lewis has also altered the first letters of the dedicatee's name, to read "Jeffrey". Laid in is an autograph postcard signed from Lewis to Jeffrey, dated 22 September 1952, shortly after publication (presumably in response to a thank-you letter for the book), congratulating him on having constructed a working wireless, noting "I should think the mice have a grand time in that wardrobe; there will be 100's and 1000's of them soon", describing a sighting of hares from his childhood bedroom in Ireland, and ending: "Someone has given us some Buffalo meat but I haven't tried it yet", signed with initials, "J.L." Jeffrey Barfield (born Geoffrey Corbett) was a foster child adopted by Lewis's close friends, Owen and Maud Barfield, and adoptive sister of Lucy Barfield, dedicatee of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third published of seven novels in the Narnia series, was first published on 1 September 1952. Only six of the Narnia books have formal printed dedications, of which one is to a family; this is therefore one of only five personal dedication copies.

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        Images à la sauvette; [together with] Les Européens

      Paris: Éditions Verve,, 1952 & 1955. 2 works, folio. Original lithographic boards by Matisse (Images à la sauvette) and Miró (Les Européens), titles to spines and front covers black. Housed in custom-made black cloth slipcases, front covers lettered in silver. Images à la sauvette: 126 half-tone plates; Les Européens: 114 half-tone plates; all printed by Pierre Gassman. Images à la sauvette: spine and board edges slightly toned, spine a little bumped at ends, small traces of tape to free endpapers; Les Européens: foot of spine and adjoining corner of front board bumped (with small split), a touch of rubbing to extremities, shallow indentations to centre of front board. An excellent set. First editions, first printings. A superb pair of presentation copies - rare in being both made out to the same recipient - inscribed by the photographer on the half-title of each work: "pour Henri Bourrillon, ami de mes amis photographes, Henri Cartier-Bresson" (Images à la sauvette) and "pour Henri Bourrillon ces quelques [crossing out 'Les' in the title] Européens, en hommage Très 'respectueuse'. Henri Cartier-Bresson" (Les Européens). The recipient was the prolific French writer and journalist Henri Bourrillon (1876?1962), better known under his pseudonym of Pierre Hamp, and described by his contemporaries as both "l'écrivain prolétarien" and "écrivain humaniste". The self-taught Bourrillon "left school at fourteen to become a pastry chef working in England and Spain before finding employment with French railways in the north of the country. He gradually rose through the ranks, becoming deputy stationmaster and inspector of works. He was also the head of a textile factory... He pursued studies with Charles Péguy, André Gide, and Charles-Louis Philippe. Hamp's vast experience inspired him to write more than 40 novels, a large number of which are grouped under the title of La Peine des hommes (The Lot of Men) and are close, often quasi-technical, and frequently critical studies of working-class conditions and activities. For example, Marée frâiche (1908: Fresh Tide), describes the fish industry, Le Rail (1912) the problems and factions within the world of the railways, Viv de Champagne (1913) all aspects of wine production, and Le Lin (1924) the treatment of flax and the cloth trade. His books were not always well received by those they described. Le Rail was banned from bookstands in railway stations, and Mes métiers (1930: Kitchen Prelude, 1932), on his experience as a pastry chef, prompted an outrage and a threatened lawsuit... He also produced a number of surveys - on the working conditions of miners, railway men, and children employed in industry... A member of the Socialist Party, an active trade unionist all his life, and a supporter of the Salvation Army" (John Flower, Historical Dictionary of French Literature, 2013, pp. 245-46) All of this enables us to draw together the threads that unite both writer and photographer in their humanitarian approach to life, a shared sincerity in their work and a genuine empathy with the working class and the poor; and while Cartier-Bresson's inscription in Les Européens is playful ("Tres [underlined] 'respectueuse'"), that in Images à la sauvette ("ami de mes amis photographes") seems to be closer to the spirit of "friend of the friends that I have photographed" - that is, humanity itself. On another level Hamp and Cartier-Bresson both had a connection with the textile industry: Hamp had been the manager of a textile factory and Cartier-Bresson's family had been in the thread-making business since the mid-nineteenth century. Perhaps Hamp would have noted in particular the photographer's image of a Russian textile worker alone at her loom in the cavernous interior of a textile works (plate 67 in Les Européens). Of Images à la sauvette Roth writes: "Cartier-Bresson's 'precise organisation of forms' has come to be the standard against which that of all other photographers is measured, and this book is its 'proper expression'. Cartier-Bresson met the writer and publisher Tériade (pseudonym of Efstratios Eleftheriades) in about 1932... Finally, in 1952, he was able to publish Images à la sauvette under his imprint Éditions Verve. The simultaneous publication of The Decisive Moment in New York in July 1952, with a cover by Matisse (who had just had his retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art) was a tremendous success". "The Decisive Moment is one of the greatest of all photobooks, and Cartier Bresson repeated its artistic success three years later with The Europeans... [he] is at his best when at his most universal" (Parr & Badger). The photographer would surely have approved of Hamp's reproachful remark, noted by Walter Benjamin in his essay on Paris and Baudelaire: "The artist... admires the column of a Babylonian temple and despises the factory chimney". Cartier-Bresson looked squarely at the factory chimney.

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        Le vieillard et l'enfant

      Genuine Original publishing trade off the full version of this novel which several parties were previously printed separately in a few copies. S.n [imprimé par Pierre Fanlac] imprimé en Blegique [Périgueux] s.d (circa 1952) 14x19cm broché

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        Charlotte's Web Pictures by Garth Williams

      New York: Harper, 1952. First edition. Williams, Garth. Grey cloth, fine, in fine dust jacket ($2.50 price intact).

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        Conrad Felixmüller. Ich sah und schnitt in Holz.

       1952. 41 S. Hardcover/ Pappband fest gebunden Limitierte, numerierte Auflage von 300 Expl. Dieses Expl trägt die Nummer 237. Signiert von Conrad Felixmüller. Mit 40 in den Jahren 1948 bis 1951 entstandenen Holzschnitten.Sehr guter Zustand Bibl-Ex. Buchdeckel leicht fleckig. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Holzschnitte

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        The Borrowers (With Revised Movie Shooting Draft And A B/W Photo of 'Homily - Mrs Clock' Signed Twice By Celia Imrie)

      The First UK Printing published by J.M. Dent in 1952. The BOOK is near FINE condition and is in remarkable condition for its age being free from erasures,markings and inscriptions. Clean boards with no fading to the spine. The colour frontispiece is very clean and does not have any of the usual toning or spotting normally encountered. A very sharp copy. The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ condition. It is the correct first issue and bears the correct price of 9s 6d.net. A little loss at the spine ends and front corners. Mild soiling to the rear cover but far less than usually encountered. There is NO toning to the spine. The Diana Stanley wrapper artwork looks very presentable in the removable Brodart archival cover. The first title in the iconic Borrowers series and increasingly difficult to find in such collectible condition. Wonderfully illustrated by the author throughout. Accompanied by the Revised Shooting Draft for the Movie 'The Borrowers' dated 20 September 1996 from the working title. This was Celia Imrie's personal copy. She played the character Homily Clock in the movie. This script has coloured page revisions and some annotations. It also comes with a 20 x 25 cm B/W photo of Celia Imrie as Homily Clock. The photo is by the acclaimed movie stills photographer Alex Bailey. The photograph has been Signed twice by Celia Imrie : 'With love from Homily -Mrs Clock' and simply 'Celia Imrie'. There are a few minor indentations to the edge of the photo. The movie shooting draft script has a couple of very small creases and minor markings to the covers. The loosely bound pages and covers are held firmly together with a clip file. The revisions date up-to 12/12/1996. A wonderful association of items.

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        Acta Geneticae Medicae et Gemellologiae Twin Research 1952 -1998

      gebundene Ausgabe Gepflegtes ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit den üblichen Kennzeichnungen - innen (z.B. Stempel, Barcode und/oder Inventarisierungsnummer) Komplett alle 43 Bände von 1952 -1998, Buchrücken und Deckel teils leicht lagerspurig, Seiten sind bei einigen Bänden altersgemäß angedunkelt.

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        Fables For Our Time

      New York: Harper & Row Book. Illus. by James Thurber. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Published circa. 1952.

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