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        Grabhorn Press] HUNGERFIELD

      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1952. Limited Edition, one of 30 copies privately printed for friends of the author. Hard Cover. Folio. Bound as issued in linen backed boards; stamped spine label; boards are trifle rubbed at the edges; a bit of sunning to the covers towards the top; an early newspaper clipping with a Jeffers poem is laid down on the front pastedown with some offsetting to the preliminary leaves; residue below this clipping suggests another such item was pasted down and has come off. This edition predates the trade printing of "Hungerfield" by two years. An exceptionally scarce Grabhorn Press and Jeffers item--one of only 30 printed at least 10 of which are currently held by institutions making it all the more uncommon for this title to come on the market. It is inscribed by Jeffers to Melba Berry Bennet who was a close friend and his biographer. An extraordinary association copy of an extremely scarce book. GB 529. Signed by Jeffers.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        Photograph album recording the Royal Mint Works

      nd c1952 40 b/w images, mostly 290x200mm, mounted on stubs and tissue guarded. Long 4to. Leather backed cloth covered album. The album documents the Royal Mint Works prior its move to the present premises in Wales. Up until then The Mint was located at Tower Hill in London and this album records the staff, processes and activities involved in minting coins, refining gold and aloys. Three loosely inserted photographs with stamp of Adolf Morath on verso suggesting all the photographs in this album are by this photographer. Photographs show staff, equipment and process and materials. Last few images show trade stand for N M Rothschild & Sons Royal Mint Refinery c 1952 at the Castle Bromwich Exhibition. Superb realist images of equipment and machinery preceded by three photographs of the management staff sitting in rows. A few images within the main body of the album show staff at work. Fascinating item. .

      [Bookseller: Janette Ray]
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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Author's first book. First Edition in original dust jacket in mylar. Chips head and extremities, toning to dust jacket, 1/4" closed tear to rear panel dust jacket. Housed in custom clamshell box - 1/4" black leather and black felt.

      [Bookseller: Lyons Fine Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      First edition, 1952 stated on title and copyright page with Scribner's A. Book fine, previous owner's name and one-line writing on front paste-down. Dust jacket near fine, some minor wear. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1952). First. First edition. Boards well-worn, particularly on the spine, thus only good in good plus dustwrapper with a small chip on the front panel and some soiling. The author's first book. Burgess 99. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Tobacco, its History Illustrated by The Books, Manuscripts and Engravings In the Library of George Arents, Jr (Five Volume Set)

      New York: Rosenbach, 1952. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Limited Edition of 300 copies of which this is number 7. The complete 5 volume set on the collection of the tobacco magnate, George Arents, consisting of thousands of books, manuscripts, a cigar store Indian, autograph letters, paintings, drawings and engravings, all having to do with the role of tobacco throughout history. Large 4to, Vol. I: 543pp; Vol II: 564pp; Vol III: 545pp; Vol IV: 485pp; Vol V: 327pp. Illustrations throughout, some in color, portraits, maps, and diagrams. Volume I with the publisher's card announcing the printing of Volume V to subscribers; Vol IV with the supplementary chart in the rear pocket. In the original rust colored cloth with gilt titles at leather spine labels. All volumes in very good condition, except Volume IV, with some damp marks to the foredge of the front & rear boards, very faint tide mark to foredge early leaves, some rippling of text block; Volume II with smaller damp mark foredge of boards only; Vol I with small scratch to gilt date on spine label. OCLC: 2191355.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Joan MIRO. Chien Aboyant à la Lune / Dog Barking At The Moon.

      Verve, Paris 1952 - Lithographie originale en double page, signée dans la planche, imprimées chez Mourlot Frères en 1952 pour la revue Verve avec la trace de pliure centrale de l'édition / Original lithograph in double page, signed in the plate, printed in 1952 by Mourlot Frères for Revue Verve with text and image on the reverse, one central vertical fold, as issued. Année : 1952 // Illustration : 355 x 510 mm / 14 x 20.9 in // Tirage : limité à cette édition (6000 exemplaires) plus un tirage à 80 exemplaires, numérotés et signés / Limited edition of 6000 unsigned impressions and 80 signed & numbered impressions. // Références : Mourlot 121 / Cramer 25 // Editeur : Verve (Vol. VII, No. 27-28). Très bel exemplaire (sans encadrement) / Very fine copy (without frame). (Envoi en colissimo recommandé sous emballage cartonné).

      [Bookseller: Frederic Dorbes - TOBEART]
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        Nation's Nightmare

      , 1952 Not in the best of condition - Say Good +/- Edges frayed with a 3"gap on the side that is opposite the opening :: Vinyl plays but skips

      [Bookseller: justcomical]
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        The Observer Prize Stories [The Author's Copy]

      London: Heinemann. (1952). Peter Matthiessen's copy, in which he has re-drafted his included story, "The Centrepiece." Roughly two dozen changes, in the space of ten pages, including a change in the ending. Matthiessen has written, on the flyleaf, "PM story edited in this volume." These changes were incorporated when the story was republished in the collection On the River Styx in 1989. Front hinge cracked, loss of color to spine extremities; a good copy, lacking the dust jacket, but for the front flap, which is laid in. First Edition. Hardcover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE COLLECTED PLAYS [&] THE SELECTED NOVELS [&] THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF W SOMERSET MAUGHAM 9 Volumes

      William Heinemann, 1952 - 1954.. Plays 3 vols (reprint 1952); Novels 3 vols (1st edn thus 1953); Short Stories 3 vols (reprint 1954). 8vo. Rebound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in half scarlet crushed morocco, raised ribbed spines in six compartments gilt lettered and tooled, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt (some light marks on upper board of Short Stories vol I - otherwise a near Fine set). Pp. various (no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        THE NATURAL [Advance Copy]

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Near Fine dust jacket. A First Edition copy with the publisher's advance slip tipped in, of Malamud's first book and one of the great baseball novels. In the publisher's gray cloth. The dusjtacket has two quite short closed tears (one of which has been repaired). It is bright and has not been price-clipped. Altogether an outstanding Advance Copy of the First Edition. Near Fine binding / Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc. ]
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        The Natural

      Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. Harcourt Brace and Company, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Cloth boards. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear. Spots on the boards and pages, owner inscription at the endpaper. The dust jacket is not present.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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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. Small ownership label to front paste down, in the dust jacket with shallow chips to ends of spine, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Men At Arms; Officers and Gentlemen; Unconditional Surrender.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1952–55–61 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges blue. With the dust jackets. An excellent set in the jackets; Officers and Gentlemen toned, with short closed tear to head of front panel, Men At Arms with extremities rubbed and some small chips to spine ends and tips, Unconditional Surrender with spine sunned. First editions, first impressions of the three books comprising the Sword of Honour trilogy. Unconditional Surrender is a presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Henry and Barbara, with neighbourly greetings, from Evelyn. October 1961." The recipients were Henry Hopkinson, 1st Baron Colyton and his second wife Barbara; Colyton was the Conservative MP for Taunton 1950-6, Waugh's constituency, following his move to Combe Florey House, near Taunton, in 1956. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Tartempion

      Affiche entoilée 120 x 160 signée de G. Hendery (1952) tirée de la pièce comique en trois actes de Marcel Grancher et Frédéric Dard, créée au théâtre Fontaine à Lyon Très bon état

      [Bookseller: Marché Noir - Librairie Ultime Razzia]
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        Paris Review, Numbers 1-50, Complete [Signed by Matthiessen and Plimpton]

      (Paris): (The Paris Review). (1952-1970). A complete run of the first 50 issues of the groundbreaking literary journal started by Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton and Harold Humes, which introduced a large number of the most highly respected 20th century writers to their first readers, including Philip Roth, V.S. Naipaul, Adrienne Rich, and others. Jack Kerouac's first excerpt from On the Road was published within, as was Beckett's Molloy and the first pieces from Jim Carroll's Basketball Diaries. The "Writers at Work" series of interviews included was another unparalleled feature and included talks with such writers as William Faulkner, Vladimir Nabokov, William Burroughs, Joan Didion, and others. The first four issues are signed by one or more of the founders: Issues 1 & 2 by Peter Matthiessen and George Plimpton, and issues 3 & 4 by Plimpton alone. Consecutive runs of the early issues, which included so many notable debuts, are difficult to assemble these days, let alone with the early copies signed by the founders, who are now deceased. One of the influential literary journals of the postwar years. All issues are in very good or better condition. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Crack Of The Bat

      Knopf 1952 - Fourth printing,1960. Good hardcover bound for library in tan buckram, no dust jacket. Ex-lib with expected markings but otherwise unmarked, bright and clean with reliable binding. Buckram is tough but shows wear to spine ends and corners. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cameron Park Books]
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        Umberto D. (Original oversize photograph from the 1952 film)

      N.p.: N.p., 1952. Vintage oversize double weight matte finish photograph from the set of the 1952 film. A sobering and striking image of the film's destitute loner and his dog Flike, standing in the streets of Rome late in the evening. Shot by the film's still photographer Angelo Pennoni, using a striking example of designer Virgilio Marchi's meticulously designed and lit set. Generally considered the masterpiece of the post-WWII Italian neorealist movement. Winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Film, and director De Sica was nominated for the Grand Prix at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. 16 x 11.75 inches (41 x 30 cm). Very Good, with some scuffing at the extremities. Criterion Collection 201.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        VITA ECONOMICA DELL'ABBAZIA DI CASAMARI DALLE ORIGINI AL SECOLO XIX

      ARTI GRAFICHE CLAUDIO STRACCA, Casamari 1952 - ITALIANO Estratto dalla Rivista Economica della Provincia di Frosinone, pagine in buono stato di conservazione con bordi leggermente bruniti dal tempo, coperta morbida con segni di usura, con taglio al dorsetto e leggermente ingiallita

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Clash by Night (Collection of 3 photographs from the 1952 film, including a candid shot of Marilyn Monroe on the set)

      RKO Radio Pictures, Los Angeles 1952 - Collection of 3 vintage borderless black-and-white still photographs from the 1952 film noir. One of the photos is a candid shot of a young Marilyn Monroe, leaning against a camera track and talking to her male counterpart lead, Keith Andes. The candid photo has a mimeo snipe describing the shot, indicating clearly that Ms. Monroe was well on her way to being a superstar. The other two borderless shots are of Monroe and Andes in a romantic embrace, and Robert Ryan and Barbara Stanwyck in an even more romantic embrace. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine. Complete collation details available on request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Plakat - Wengen - Die Heimat der guten Skifahrer. Lithographie.

      Aarau, Trüb & Co., 1952 101 x 63 cm, Zustand A (kleine Randläsuren, rechts unten etwas wasserrändig) AuftraggeberIn: Verkehrsverein Wengen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Plakate - Tourismus Helvetica - Bern

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a superior first printing set of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches, published during Churchill's second and final premiership. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - Member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But his enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.? Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. Charles Eade played a critical role in their original publication, as well as in the publication of this edition issued during Churchill's second premiership. Charles Eade (1903-1964) was a noted figure in British journalism. In 1938 he became editor of the Sunday Dispatch, a post he held until 1957. Eade was also an early radio sports commentator, and during the Second World War served as public relations advisor to Louis Mountbatten. In 1942 Eade stepped in as compiler of Churchill's wartime speech volumes, replacing Churchill's son, Randolph, who had been called to wartime service. Notably, he offered his services free of charge, stating, "my reward for the task would be the pleasure of doing it" (7 May 1941 letter from Charles Eade to Kathleen Hill). Eade ultimately edited six of the seven wartime volumes - all except the first, Into Battle. For this "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches, Eade returned to the role. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. Further, the books each measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. This first edition, first printing, three-volume set is fine in very good dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are exceptionally clean ? square, clean, bright, and tight with vivid spine gilt. We note only a few minor corner bumps. The contents are immaculate with no previous ownership marks or spotting. The page edges are likewise immaculate, with no dust soiling or spotting. The dust jackets are complete, unclipped with no losses. Shelf presentation is quite good, with only a hint of uniform spine toning. Apart from light wear to extremities, what prevents our grading these dust jackets as near fine or better is some unobtrusive, scattered light spotting. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

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        INVISIBLE MAN.

      New York: Random House, (1952.) : , 1952. Hardcover - A very early printing (same year as the first) of this classic of 20th century literature, Ellison's powerful first novel, winner of the National Book Award, powerful both in its language and in its theme. This copy is INSCRIBED by Ellison on the title page. Striking black and tan dust jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer, photograph of Ellison on the back cover. 439 pp. Very good in a good dust jacket. Book has the usual light toning to the pages, a bit of fraying and wear at the bottom of the spine and the corners, name and 1952 date on front pastedown underneath dust jacket flap; dust jacket is price-clipped, chipped at spine ends with overall edgewear and rubbing to the folds. .

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        Féerie pour une autre fois.

      Gallimard 1952. In-12 cartonnage éditeur de 327 pages au format 12 x 18 cm. Un des 750 exemplaires n° sur vélin labeur ( n° 501 ), reliés d'après la maquette de Paul Bonet. Complet du rhodoïd. Infimes rousseurs en haut des pages de garde & sur la tranche supérieure, sinon édition originale en état superbe, proche du parfait. Très rare.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        AA.VV. - Un occhio meglio aperto sul Mondo. Pratolini Vasco - Gli uomini che si voltano. Diario di Villa Rosa. Demby William - La settimana della fede. Emanuelli Enrico - La finestra messicana. Rea Domenico - La signora scende a Pompei. Pound Ezra - Secondo biglietto da visita. Prefazione di John Drummond. Soldati Mario - L'accalappiacani.

      Atlante, 1952-1953. in-24 7 voll Tiratura limitata di 350 copie numerate e 24 contrassegnate con le lettera da A a Z. Copertine di Pino Stampini.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Men At Arms; Officers and Gentlemen; Unconditional Surrender.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1952?55?61. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges blue. With the dust jackets. An excellent set in the jackets; Officers and Gentlemen toned, with short closed tear to head of front panel, Men At Arms with extremities rubbed and some small chips to spine ends and tips, Unconditional Surrender with spine sunned. First editions, first impressions of the three books comprising the Sword of Honour trilogy. Unconditional Surrender is a presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Henry and Barbara, with neighbourly greetings, from Evelyn. October 1961." The recipients were Henry Hopkinson, 1st Baron Colyton and his second wife Barbara; Colyton was the Conservative MP for Taunton 1950-6, Waugh's constituency, following his move to Combe Florey House, near Taunton, in 1956.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        "Japonaises"

      Fusain, crayon et crayons de couleurs, 41x31 cm, (1952-1953), signé en bas à gauche et marqué du cachet, encadré. Croquis probablement réalisé lors de son voyage au Japon qui dura 6 mois, entre août 1952 et mars 1953. Il saisit et restitue sur le papier son émerveillement pour la culture traditionnelle japonaise. Il croque sur le motif des Japonaises en furisode aux couleurs chatoyantes. L'une d'elle porte un bébé dans ses bras. Albert Brenet (1903-2005), de ses origines havraises, a gardé un goût certain pour la mer. C'est tout naturellement qu'il sillonna les mers et les océans du monde dont il témoigna son amour par des vues de navires et de cargos, de ports, d'équipages. Tel un ethnographe, il rapporta de ses nombreux voyages des vues de paysages méditérranéens, d'Espagne, du Maroc, de Tunisie, de France et des Antilles Françaises, de Turquie, d'Iran, d'Autriche, du Japon, des Etats-Unis... Son voyage au Japon lui permit d'illustrer le Guide Odé "Le Japon, un portrait en couleurs". Il devint peintre de la Marine en 1936, mais aussi, fait assez rarissime pour être souligné, peintre de l'Air et de l'Armée de Terre. a

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien]
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        Jeune garçon devant Fez.

      Casablanca, Photo Bernard Rouget, 1952. Original photograph, silverprint, 40 x 30 cm, Photograph no M 9286. Photo Bernard Rouget (1914-1988). 7, Ru Rouget-delLisle 7, Casablanca. KEYWORDS:maroc/fez/morroco/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        SHERLOCK HOLMES. THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES. + THE COMPLETE LONG STORIES. His Adventures. Memoirs. Return. His last Bow & The Case Book. + A study in Scarlet. The sign of four. The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Valley of fear.

      TWO VOLUMES. Reprints. 8vo. (7.2 x 5 inches). Fine leather bindings by Bayntun of Bath. Attractive half red morocco, spines with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled in black and decorated & lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt. Red cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. A fine, attractively bound set.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Peter Pan Punchout Book.

      Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1952 - Octavo. Original pictorial paper wraps. Mild wear along edges. All figures remain intact on the pages. Pictures from the Walt Disney Film A scarce film tie-in punch out book, which allows the reader to create a scene from the film, including Captain Hook's pirate ship. A scarce Disney ephemera piece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Celle Qui N'Etait Plus [Diabolique] (First French Edition)

      Paris: Denoel, 1952. First French Edition (and correct first). The writing team's first effort, basis for Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1955 masterpiece, Les Diaboliques (or Diabolique in the West), starring Simone Signoret. A cornerstone film source title. Very Good plus in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Some light creasing to the spine, slightest lean, jacket is lightly soiled on the rear panel, with minute wear at the extremities and couple of short closed tears. A very presentable copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        La Croisade De Lee Gordon [Lonely Crusade]

      Correa, Paris 1952 - First French Edition, and the first edition to appear with an introduction by Himes' compatriot Richard Wright. Wrappered issue. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket, with only a few small chips to note. The striking jacket design comically depicts the interracial tension of the novel's protagonist in a way that would likely never have been allowed by Himes' American publisher, Knopf, who first issued the book in 1947.The second of two novels written by Himes during his tenure as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (the other was "If He Hollers Let Him Go"), both dealing with the influx of the black population into that city as a result of the growing defense industry. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Paradis (Le) à l'ombre des épées. Première Olympique. Lithographies de Mac'Avoy.

      Paris, Société des Amis du Livre Moderne, 1952 ; grand in-4 en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée, titre peint par Mac'Avoy et imprimé en vert, chemise-étui d'édition en carton vert ; XVII [XVIII], [176] pp. et en tout 54 lithographies originales dont 10 hors-texte (1 à double page), de tous formats, non comprise celle de la couverture citée plus haut, tirées par A. Clot. Premier tirage, exemplaire n°69, nominatif, tirage unique à 135 au total, sur pur fil Lana à la forme. Dos de la chemise légèrement passé, sinon bel exemplaire de ce texte célèbre magistralement illustré par Edouard Mac'Avoy, à commencer par un étonnant portrait de profil d'Henry de Montherlant. Né à Caudéran en Gironde (1905-1991) Edouard Mac'Avoy va peindre très jeune (19 ans) et rapidement connaitre le succès car il a tout de suite un style à part. Plus tard, il se spécialisera dans le portrait et réalisera celui de Cocteau, Maugham, Honegger, Gide, Picasso, Jouhandeau, Montherlant, Maurice Béjart, Ionesco, etc. Très proche de Montherlant, il sera son dernier visiteur avant son suicide le 21 septembre 1972 et racontera, dans Le plus clair de mon temps 1926-1987 qu'il avait "craqué" le jour de l'incinération du corps de Montherlant.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Clagahé]
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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original light blue cloth. Near fine in an excellent first issue dust jacket with the blue tint and $3.00 price with very light rubbing and wear to the extremities. 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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        Traité pratique de droit civil français. 14 vol. in- 8, reliés, 1952-62. Paris, LGDJ. Vol. 1 SAVATIER René: LES PERSONNES;Vol. 2 ROUAST André: LA FAMILLE;Vol. 3 PICARD Maurice: LES BIENS;Vol. 4 MARUY J., VIALLETON H.: SUCCESSIONS;Vol. 5 TRASBOT André, LOUSSOUARN Yvon: DONATIONS/ TESTAMENTS;Vol. 6 ESMEIN Paul: OBLIGATIONS 1èrepartie;Vol. 7 ESMEIN Paul, RADOUANT Jean, GABOLDE Gabriel: OBLIGATIONS 2e partie;Vol. 8 BOULANGER Jean: REGIMES MATRIMONIAUX 1èrepartie;Vol. 9 BOULANGER Jean: REGIMES MATRIMONIAUX 2èmepartie; Vol. 10 HAMEL Joseph, GIVROD François, TUNC André: CONTRATS CIVILS 1èrepartie;Vol. 11 ROUAST André, LEPARGNE Jean, SAVATIER René, BESSON André: CONTRATS CIVILS 2ème partie.Vol. 12 BECQUE Emile: SURETES REELLES 1èrepartie;Vol. 13 BECQUE Emile: SURETES REELLES 2èmepartie; Vol. 14 MISE à JOUR

      

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        Anne Frank (The Diary of a Young Girl)

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. Later editions do NOT have the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in excellent shape and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy bound in the publisher's black cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kubin"). Zwickledt, 5. II. 1952.

      1952. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert An den Schriftsteller Arthur Fischer-Colbrie: "Dankend für Ihre Mitteilung und wenn Sie unsere winterliche Schnee[-] und Eiswüste tapfer nicht scheuen so wäre das Zusammentreffen am vorgeschlagenen 8. (Freitag). Für Sie ist es am einfachsten Sie nehmen in Schärding am Stadtplatz den Autobus [...] Als Abfahrtsgelegenheit gehe ich mit Ihnen dann den Berg nach Wernstein hinab - von wo der Zug (von Passau kommend) um 18.23 Richtung Schärding abgeht [...]".

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        Scandinavian Airlines System

      Olle Svensson, 1952. unbound. Original. Color lithograph. 39 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches. Archival frame. 40 3/4 x 26 inches. This beautiful Scandinavian Airline Systems or SAS poster from 1952 features flags of over 40 countries counties in vivid color. On the top left, two airplanes orbiting a globe and the logo of SAS which depicts the national flags of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The company, formed by three national Scandinavian airline, was established in 1946 and later handed over operations to SAS in 1951. Two years after this poster was issued, SAS would become the first airline to fly the polar route. The poster is in good condition with minor tears at edges, some creasing in the margins and pin holes in corners. Classic travel poster from the early days of world travel.

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        THE DECISIVE MOMENT

      NY: Simon & Schuster, 1952. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Matisse (cover design). One of the high points of mid-20thC photography books. Stunning b&w reproductions of some of Cartier-Bresson's most famous photographs. Cover art - and matching dusthacket - designed by Matisse. There are a few discrete private school stamps here and there, and the dustjacket is toned and slightly worn. Still a highly presentable copy.

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