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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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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 [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Johnnycake Books ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simons and Schuster, 1952, 1952. Fine/No Jacket. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Decorated paper covered boards by Henri Matisse.126 pages of photographs plus several pages of text and index. This copy is in good to fair condition. The spine shows signs of wear but still intact and solid. Both back and front with stains. NO pages have been removed from the book.. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Provence. Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais.

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

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        Fables, Eaux-fortes originales de MARC CHAGALL.

      Paris, Tériade Editeur (Presses de l'Imprimerie National de France), 1952, - 2 volumi in-folio (mm.390x305), a fogli sciolti sotto copertine editoriali illustrate da due incisioni dell'artista, in astucci di cartone. Illustrati da 100 acquaforti originali di Chagall in tavole fuori testo. Tiratura complessiva di 210 esemplari su carta forte ''vélin de Rives'', tutti portanti la firma autografa dell'artista sul foglio di giustificazione. Il presente è l'esemplare n. X (su XV) fuori commercio, riservati ai collaboratori. Questa edizione delle Favole fu voluta dall'editore Ambroise Vollard, il quale chiese a Chagall di esserne l'illustratore. Egli aderì e incise i 102 rami dal 1927 al 1930, i quali vennero conservati e impressi in tiratura originale e, in seguito, inseriti nella presente edizione Tériade del 1952. E' certamente una delle più significative serie d'incisioni del XX secolo, tra i capolavori dell'artista. Vollard scelse l'artista russo come illustratore di un poema classico francese per la sua fantasia, per la sua vicinanza natale alla cultura orientale, al guardare gli animali come personaggi con le qualità ed i vizi degli uomini. Esemplare in perfetta conservazione. Sorlier, chagall e Vollard, pp.75-126. Rauch, n.147. Chapon, Le peintre et le livre, pp. 219 e seguenti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Prose pour l'Etrangère.

      Paris, Librairie José Corti, 1952.Petit in-12 broché de 34-[4] pages, couverture grise rempliée. En parfaite condition. Elégante publication imprimée en gris et en noir (titre, capitales et ornements). Rarissime édition originale tirée à seulement 63 exemplaires pour l'auteur, et non destinée au commerce (n°18). Quelques très rares pages de poésie d'amour du merveilleux Julien Gracq.

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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        The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: A Story for Children (First Edition)

      Macmillan, New York 1952 - First Edition. Publisher's price of $2.75 at the bottom of the front flap. Near Fine in a bright, Very Good dust jacket. Cloth very faded at the board edges; jacket has several small chips and closed tears, and a lightly faded spine panel. A very presentable copy of the third book in the author's "Narnia" series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        A Hole Is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions

      Harper & Bros, New York 1952 - SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK on the title page. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1952 1st edition, 1st issue (Hanrahan A4). Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with very light wear along the spine base and light soiling to the rear panel. 16mo, wonderfully illustrated thruout by the maestro Sendak. Signed by Illustrator. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        Manuel d\'archéologie égyptienne - 11 Vols ;;; Bd. 1.1 : Les époques de formation. 1.2 . La préhistoire;( 1952) Bd. 2.1. L\'architecture funéraire; Bd. 2.2 . L\'architecture religieuse et civile. ( 1976 + 1955) Bd. 3 : Les grandes époques. La statuaire.( 1958 - 701 pp) Bd.4 IV: Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie quotidienne ( 1964 - 858 pp ) Band 5. 2 : Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie quotidienne, ( 1969 - 1033 Seiten) . Bd. 6 - Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie agricole à l\'Ancien et au Moyen Empire. ( 1978 - ISBN 2708400150 ) Band 5 - Album de 48 Planches ( 1969 - 48 pp) - Band 4 - Album de 40 Planches ( 1964 - 40 pp ) Band 3 - Album de 174 Planches ( 1958 - 174 pp )

      Paris, Picard, 1952 - 1978. s.u. Broschiert 11 Bände ; broschiert, alle textsauber und gepflegt, überwiegend ungeöffnet . Wenige Bände teils mit leichter Stauchspur, altersübliche Lagerspuren , teils leicht angestossen, best. e.t.c. , die älteren Broschuren teils leicht nachgebräunt. Die vier letzgenannten Bände im Format 20 x 26 cm . Sprache französisch ---------------------------11 Vols ;;; Bd. 1.1 : Les époques de formation. 1.2 . La préhistoire;( 1952) Bd. 2.1. L\'architecture funéraire; Bd. 2.2 . L\'architecture religieuse et civile. ( 1976 + 1955) Bd. 3 : Les grandes époques. La statuaire.( 1958 - 701 pp) Bd.4 IV: Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie quotidienne ( 1964 - 858 pp ) Band 5. 2 : Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie quotidienne, ( 1969 - 1033 Seiten) . Bd. 6 - Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie agricole à l\'Ancien et au Moyen Empire. ( 1978 - ISBN 2708400150 ) Band 5 - Album de 48 Planches ( 1969 - 48 pp) - Band 4 - Album de 40 Planches ( 1964 - 40 pp ) Band 3 - Album de 174 Planches ( 1958 - 174 pp ) KA7 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Manuel d'archéologie egyptienne

      1952Paris, Picard, 1952, br., in 8°, Rare complet des 11 vol., réédition de 1988 avec le tome VI posthume

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Meur]
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        Temps Mêlés. No. 1 (December 1952) through No. 149/150 (December 1977) (all published)

      A complete run of 148 issues in 91 volumes (147 and 148 were never published) of the limited-edition avant-garde Belgian journal, under the editorial direction of André Blavier, publishing texts by Belgian and French writers with connections to Surrealism, Naive painting and literature, and Pataphysicism, with some issues dedicated to a single person or topic, together with 14 additional special issues published by Blavier but not included in the numbered issues. Scattered illustrations. Various sizes, 12mo. to 4to. Orig. wrpps. Verviers, Belgium 1952-1980. This rare complete set contains contributions from Raymond Queneau, René Crevel, Picabia, René Magritte, Fernand Léger, Louis Scutenaire, Anatole Jakovsky, Roland Topor, Ossip Zadkine, and many other writers and artists.

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine on red ground and to front board gilt, all edges red. Housed in the publisher's wood-finish card slipcase. Spine lettering partly rubbed away; an excellent, fresh copy in the slipcase with split to foot. First edition, signed limited issue. One of 1,500 copies signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page; of these, only 750 were made available for sale.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover

      MacMillan & Co., 1952 A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the front free endpaper. First printing stated on the copyright page. Housed in a handsome protective slipcase featuring a photograph of Hoover.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        KD Stalingrad

      (1952), (Prague) 1952 - Original photo album. With 39 vintage, black and white photographs. In original artistic half leather binding with four raised bands, and painted ornamentation on front cover of the logo of the factory in a red star. On 40 album card leaves (last 14 blank). Fancy photo album, created in the style of the Socialist Realism. Gift of the factory "?KD Stalingrad" for the 70th birthday of Ivan Olbracht, the lionized Czech Communist writer and journalist. The album contains photos of the significant buildings, events and product of the factory from it's foundation until the 1950s. ?KD was one of the largest engineering companies in the Czechoslovakia. Corners slightly rubbed, overall in fine condition. In original artistic half leather binding with four raised bands, and painted ornamentation on front cover of the logo of the factory in a red star Original photo album. With 39 vintage, black and white photographs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Tristan Tzara

      1952. Pierre Seghers, Paris 1952, 13,5x16cm, broché. - Pierre Seghers, Paris 1952, 13,5x16cm, broché. - Edition in esecuzione su carta, è stato girato in Olanda 8 principali giornali. Oggetti preziosi autografi firmati René Lacote Tristan Tzara e il loro amico Paul Eluard: "Paul Eluard che questo libro su suo fratello d'armi vuole esprimere l'ammirazione affettuosa del suo amico René Lacote / Con tutto il cuore (a.. piccolo cuore disegnato alla parola seguita da un puntamento mano in direzione del nome dell'indice Tzara) Tzara e Dominique abbellita per completare la dedizione di un piccolo fiore. " Iconografia. Indietro chiaro. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 8 Hollande en grands papiers. Précieux envois autographes signés de René Lacôte et Tristan Tzara à leur ami Paul Eluard : "à Paul Eluard à qui ce livre sur son frère d'armes veut exprimer toute l'affectueuse admiration de son ami. René Lacôte. / De tout coeur (un petit coeur dessiné pour ce mot suivi d'une main pointant l'index en direction du nom Tzara) Tzara et pour Dominique agrémenté pour terminer la dédicace d'une petite fleur." Iconographie. Dos éclairci.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Cropper's Cabin

      Lion Books 1952 - A fine first edition in wrappers. One small crease on back panel, in upper corner. Clearly unread. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [ Lot de 13 cartes de l'Algérie annotées, provenant de la bibliothèque de l'aumônier des 1er et 2e R.E. de la 13e Demi Brigade de la Légion Etrangère et de la 3e Compagnie Saharienne Portée de la Légion, en Algérie de 1957 à 1960 ] 12 cartes au 50.000e avec le quadrillage d'appui aérien en violine : Aumale - Laperrine - Ain Bessem - El Esnam - Aïn Boucif - Beni Slimane - Soulagui - Bouïra - Tablat - Oued Okris - Maginot - Sidi Aïssa - et 1 carte grand format du Sud-Oranais

      12 cartes au format 55x 70 et une grande carte format double, Ministère des Travaux Public et des Transports, Institut Géographique National, circa 1952-1958 Bel ensemble de 13 cartes de différentes régions d'Algérie, annotée et complétée avec diverses indications militaires et délimitation de zone au crayon de couleur. Cet ensemble provient de la bibliothèque de l'abbé J. B. Callen qui fit la campagne de France 1944-1945 sous les ordres du général de Monsabert, et fut notamment aumônier des 1er et 2e R.E. de la 13e Demi Brigade de la Légion Etrangère et de la 3e Compagnie Saharienne Portée de la Légion, en Algérie de 1957 à 1960. Prix du lot, non séparable.

      [Bookseller: SARL Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Invisible Man

      Random House, 1952 A fine first edition (First Printing stated on the copyright page)in a very good dust jacket (with original price of $3.50 still on front flap). Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        ORIGINAL PEN AND INK ARTWORK BY B B FROM "FAIRY TALES OF LONG AGO" Signed

      London, Dent Children's Illustrated Classics, 1952.. 1952, oblong, Image size approximately 110 x 120 mm, 4½ x 4¾ inches, showing Beauty and the Beast, a small dog in the foreground, the lower edge laberlled with the width of 3½" in pencil, labelled "A" with the pencilled title in the wide right margin, signed at bottom right within the image: "W- P. 52". Near Fine, not mounted, tiny pale smudge in right margin. The image appears on page 231. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Decisive Moment

      Simon & Schuster 1952 - Cartier-Bresson's classic photo monograph. Boards are very good to near fine with light bumping to top and bottom of spine and age tanning to spine and edges. DJ is very good with some chipping to top and bottom of spine and minor edgewear. DJ has deeper age tanning to spine and lighter tanning to all edges. Light spotting to endpapers and light tanning to top edge of textblock. However, textblock is clean with no marks. Photographs are bright and sharp. Caption book is included. A very nice copy. More photos are available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Léon Morin prêtre

      Paris, Gallimard, 1952 In-12 (19 x 12 cm), broché, couv. imprimée, 237 pp., 1 f. n. ch., étui. Edition originale achevée d'imprimer en 15 février 1952. Un des 60 exemplaires numérotés imprimés sur vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre (seul grand papier). Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : "à Monsieur Henri Rumeau / avec la sympathie / de l'auteur / Béatrix Beck". Exemplaire accompagné d'une lettre autographe signée de l'auteur (1 page in-8) adressée à M. Rumeau. Exemplaire préparé pour la reliure (deux cartons d'attente et couverture volante), le tout en parfait état, conservé dans un étui moderne. Roman se déroulant sous l'occupation, Léon Morin prêtre reçut le Prix Goncourt en 1952. Il fut adapté à l'écran par Jean-Pierre Melville en 1961 avec dans les rôles principaux Emmanuelle Riva (Barny) et Jean-Paul Belmondo (Léon Morin).

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        L'Oiseau Rare.

      P. Editions Arc-en-ciel 1952. Petit in-4°sous couverture bleue rempliée, chemise et étui. 16 eaux-fortes originales en noir de Gus BOFA (et non pas 17 comme annoncé). Tirage limité à 125 exemplaires, un des 93 sur grand vélin d'Arches enrichi d'un premier état des gravures (il manque malheureusement une planche dans la suite). Rare et bel exemplaire signé par Gus BOFA.

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        East of Eden.

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine on red ground and to front board gilt, all edges red. Housed in the publisher's wood-finish card slipcase. A fine copy in the slightly faded slipcase. First edition, signed limited issue. One of 1,500 copies signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page; of these, only 750 were made available for sale.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Maisons closes. L'Histoire, L'Art, La Littérature, Les Moeurs.

      Paris 1952 - Préface du docteur Jean Lacassagne. Un volume in-4 (31 cm x 25,5 cm), 504 pp. Notre exemplaire broché sous couverture rempliée est disposé dans un coffret rigide (illustré au dos d'une lanterne et de persiennes à moitié closes) avec une petite serrure. La clé nécessaire pour le fermer est bien présente avec sa pastille porte clé (clé du 5), son numéro d'identification ainsi que la notice du fabriquant. Envoi de l'auteur assorti d'un dessin sur la page de titre. Notre exemplaire sur vélin n'est pas numéroté. Il comprend de menus défauts. La charnière du coffret est fragile (fente de tissu) et il y a une légère fente sans manque à la couverture rempliée. Notre exemplaire qui a appartenu à un ami (Commissaire de police) de Romi qui l'a aidé dans la rédaction de cet ouvrage et qui est remercié à ce titre en fin de volume, comprend divers documents complémentaires : Une invitation à un vernissage d'oeuvres de Romi à l'occasion de la sortie de son ouvrage, une annonce du même vernissage, une carte postale rédigée et signée par Romi et un amusant document sous forme de carte postale manuscrite, assorti d'un dessin de Romi adressés au destinataire de l'envoi rédigé sur l'ouvrage. Rare exemplaire sur cette somme sur les maisons closes de la capitale rendu précieux par son origine. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site et notre blog Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contribution à une théorie de l'architecture

      1952. André Wahl, Paris 1952, 12x19cm, broché. - André Wahl, Paris 1952, 12x19cm, broché. - Originale, una delle 50 copie hors commerce numerato sul puro sopra Marais, testina di stampa Edition. Autograph firmata dall'autore. Copia Molto bello e raro. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés sur pur fil du Marais, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de Auguste Perret. Très bel et rare exemplaire.

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        Histoire de la Croisade de 1101 faisant suite à l'histoire de la première croisade par J.F.A. Peyré.

      1952Manuscrit relié en maroquin rouge à coins, non daté, de 19.5x27.5 cm environ, 221 pages, dos à 5 nerfs orné de titres dorés et petit motif fleur de lys à chaque entre-nerfs, gardes marbrées. Quelques frottements sur les coupes, petites traces noires sur le cuir, bon état pour le reste. PEYRE, Jean-François Aimé (1792-1868), né à Anse, Juge au Tribunal civil de Villefranche, à publié l'Histoire de la première Croisade (1859). Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        L'oiseau rare. Gravures originales de Gus Bofa.

      Paris, Editions Arc-en-ciel, 1952. In-8 en feuilles, 199-(5) pp., sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui (petits défauts à l'étui). Tirage limité à 110 + 15 exemplaires numérotés, ici un des 93 sur grand vélin d'Arches enrichi d'une suite (premier état) des gravures. ENVOI autographe signé de l'éditeur, et SIGNATURE autographe de Gus Bofa au colophon. Illustré de 15 gravures originales de Gus Bofa (sur 16, en fait, semble-t-il, et non pas 17 comme annoncé ; les 17 premiers exemplaires contiennent en sus une planche en couleurs refusée) ; la suite compte 16 planches (ne contient pas le premier état de la gravure p. 109 ; 2 pl. de la suite n'ont pas leur correspondante dans le livre, dont la "planche représentant un portait de marin portant une casquette" qu'on trouve "dans certains exemplaires").* Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        Les confessions de l'Ange Noir, tome 2 : Le ventre en l'air !

      Editions de la Pensée Moderne 1952. In-12 broché de 220 pages au format 11,8 x 18,5 cm. Superbe couverture illustrée par Jef de Wulf. Dos bien carré avec infimes pliures de lecture ( insignifiantes ). Infimes frottis aux coins & bords des plats. Cachet d'un libraire de Reims en page de garde. Intérieur proche du parfait. Rarissime édition originale, surtout dans un tel état de fraîcheur.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.

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        NINE DAYS TO MUKALLA (Working title: The Babarians)

      Original Manuscript: Later published by Viking (USA) and Secker and Warburg (UK). 1952. Autograph manuscript on paper. 472pp written in blue and black ink, recto only. Loose leaves with card upper and lower cover. Contained in the original mailing envelope sent by the author to his agent. In very good condition, reworked by the author throughout. Some damp marking to the bottom corner of later pages. A tale of four westerners who after being marooned on an island in the Indian Ocean attempt to traverse the forbidding Hanhramaut area of southern Arabia to Mukalla and civilisation. The complete original manuscript of the novel first published by Viking in 1953. The work of the poet, novelist, translator and publisher Frederic Prokosch, hailed as something completely new in modern literature, received effusive praise from T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats, Thomas Mann, Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham, Albert Camus and scores of other towering figures of 20th century literature. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Sizilianische Landschaft (Cefalu)

      - Sizilianische Landschaft (Cefalu), 1952 | Lithographie | Bildgrösse: 28.5 x 48 cm | Blattgrösse: 39 x 50 cm | 5farbig | gelb, rot, blau, grün, dunkelgrau | Arta, Zürich (Hrsg.). | Wvz. Watenphul Pasqualucci, Nr. D 20. | Auf Bütten. | Blatt gebräunt | Montagereste rückseitig

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        Autograph letter signed. Hollywood, 24. II. 1952.

      1952. 4to. 2 pp. With autogr. envelope. Instructive letter to Otto E. Groh, refusing to set Groh's comedy "Baron Trenck" (which, however, he liked very much) into music and explaining his "inhibitions to attach my heart to an Austrian subject" after living in America for more than 15 years. - Blue ball pen; on headed paper; censor cancel.

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        Roussillon. Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais.

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

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        Rescue of Forced Aircraft Landing in Sudan -RAF Officer Harold Melville Kent

      Sudan, 1952-1953. Archive of photographs and papers of RAF Flying Officer Harold Melville Kent, pertaining to his service in Sudan, and in particular a forced landing made in a desolate hill region south of Khartoum 21 September 1952, including a firsthand account of the event by one of the passengers who was fortuitously a Crash Inspector of the Middle East Air Force, and a series of official photographs of the aircraft rescue and salvage. Several photographs show Sudanese people, their dwellings, daily chores, and assisting with the aircraft rescue. Manuscript account, Folio. 2 leafs, 4 pages in manuscript. Royal Air Force Claim for Indemnification regarding crash landing, 8vo. completed in manuscript and signed. RAF telegraph message and signed letter addressed to Flying Officer Kent, both from early 1953. Photograph album containing 168 snapshot views taken in Sudan, ranging in size from 6 x 6 cm to 8,5 x 12 cm. 8vo. oblong album, 23 x 16 cm, string-tied patterned cloth boards, wear to spine, else very good. Additional twenty-two (22) RAF Crown Copyright Reserved Photographs measuring approximately 16 x 14 cm, each stamped with printing date 23 March 1953 and contained in individual plastic sleeves for protection. An exceptionally fascinating personal air force archive, uniquely focused on a momentous undertaking. Aircraft wreckage and recovery are the focus of these photographs and papers, from the personal archive of the valorous Royal Air Force aviator who made the landing safely enough that none of his passengers were even injured. Following engine failure, officer Kent made a skillful forced landing of a British Vickers Valetta VW819 in the uncharted wilds of Sudan, which was followed by a notable feat of engineering, perseverance, and hard labour - a decidedly monumental rescue mission on behalf of the Royal Air Force. The flight had departed from Khartoum early in the morning, its planned destination being Juba. The aircraft carried six passengers and two large engines as cargo. Alas, a forced landing was necessary, placing the aircraft in a field near Renk, a town in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan, and some 23 miles from a native village called Jebel Megeinis. The pilot's archive memorializes the event and includes the following: A surviving passenger's firsthand manuscript account of the forced landing of RAF aircraft Valetta VW819. The writer was a "Crash Inspector" for the Middle East Air Force, and writes the "true" account of the event, noting authentic and altered reports that were published in newspapers. Excerpts from his manuscript report: "In the green dawn of 21st September 1952 the ill fated Valetta VW 819 stood silhouetted on Khartoum airfield... I had little thought of adventure ahead..." "The true story started when, to my alarm, I felt the aircraft suddenly yaw as the starboard engine stopped without warning, some 1 1/2 hours after take-off..." "... freight consisted of two aircraft engines - in very large and heavy crates - which resisted our combined efforts to move even slightly. I invited our officer cadet to throw himself overboard to save the rest of us but he failed to respond to this plea... it was clear we were going to force land." "With wheels up the aircraft slid rather bumpily along in a very muddy grassland. Calmly we unstrapped ourselves, opened the door and vacated the aircraft in case of fire." "... returned to study our assets... 14 tins of tinned meat and about a gallon of water. " "A faint drone in the distance heralded the arrival of another civilian passenger aircraft... our plight was known..." "Events up to this point were factually reported by the Sudan Star that evening." "As crash inspector Middle East Air Forces I found myself in the unique position of being able to carry out a first hand survey. Confident of early rescue I made a few notes of the damage to the aircraft whilst the others..." "About now I became very thankful that our party consisted of only 7 men and not the mixed party of about 15 women and children and 20 men I had left in the other Valetta." Royal Air Force Claim Form 1784 for Indemnification made by the pilot, a congratulatory telegraph message, and a letter to him from RAF Headquarters, Middle East Air Force. With the claim document, Flying Officer Harold M. Kent, is petitioning for the "Return of Service kit and Equipment lost or damaged on service" at Jebel Megeinis, some 200 miles south of Khartoum, the location described as "Uninhabited, Unwatered, Uncharted Scrub & Swamp." The aviator was indeed skilled, carrying heavy cargo and landing with the loss of engine power, he and his six passengers surviving without injury. The telegraph offers Kent due praise for "skill and ingenuity displayed..." The pilot's album of snapshot photographs taken whilst serving in Sudan, and featuring views of the felled aircraft near Jabal Megeinis. The album begins with views of Khartoum including the Royal Air Force station and the bronze statue of General Gordon on camel-back. Travelling to his post, the aviator captures snapshots of the Mahdi mausoleum known as the Khalifa mosque and situated in Omdurman, an Egyptian mosque with high reaching minaret, and a guarded war memorial. Several photographs illustrate the predicament of the seven men who boarded the plane, these views corroborating the passenger's manuscript account described above, and the published news articles. Images show the aircraft laying in a field of 15 foot grass, pilot and passengers waving at an aircraft flying overhead, supplies being dropped by Sudan Airways, the wait for rescuers, a group of African hunters at the scene to provide aid as guides and porters, and eventually, the aircraft's wheel and base being dug out of the ground. The album further yields images of RAF tasks, remote camps, interactions and collaboration with indigenous men and women. Sudanese men and women are photographed performing traditional tasks, at their simple dwellings, hunting, fishing on the Nile, and travelling through vast plains, rounding out the visual chronicle quite beautifully. Twenty-two (22) official publicity photographs of the aircraft rescue and salvage, taken by a professional photographer and issued by the RAF as "Crown Copyright Reserved Photographs." These images clearly illustrate the immense work involved in unearthing the behemoth mass of metal from grass and mud, by manually digging then towing her to solid ground for on-the-spot repair. Seven (7) contemporary newspaper articles dealing specifically with the forced landing and the rescue mission. Informative and detailed, three or four having been published in the Sudan Star, each report presents more information of the event as details emerged and firsthand testimonies were obtained from the survivors. One also presents a brief biographical sketch of the young hero, then only 23 years of age, RAF Flying Officer Harold Melville Kent, born in Canada to British parents, growing up mainly in Falmouth England. Kent was a scholarly lad who earned a degree in astronautical engineering. Rescuers are also named in these reports. Excerpt from one article: "At a time when the eyes of the world are on the Sudan, a story of British grit and determination... a battle against nature to retrieve on of the machines of the modern age... A forced landing was made in the Bad Lands, a tract of scrub... First humans to come to the aid of the stranded men were natives form the village of Jebel Megeinis, 23 miles away... a motor convoy set off on the difficult desert journey with members of the R.A.F. 109 Maintenance Unit, two new engines... Under the guidance of F.O. Kent they have also cleared a 1,200 yard runway for the take-off..." This event captured a global audience, taking place only two months after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 which was led by Colonel Muhammad Naguib and successfully deposed King Farouk of Egypt and the Sudan, ending the rule of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and Egyptian sovereignty over Sudan. In February 1953, London and Cairo officials signed an Anglo-Egyptian accord, which allowed for a three-year transition period to end Anglo-Egyptian rule in Sudan, converting from co-dominium rule to self-government. During the transition phase, British and Egyptian troops would withdraw from Sudan. The crash site was near an African village named Jebel Megeinus [Jabal Megeinis]. A hill located in Southern Kordofan State has the same name, and an approximate elevation of 537 meters above sea level. The Vickers Valetta was a British twin-engine military transport aircraft which first entered service in 1948. It was an all-metal mid-wing monoplane with a tailwheel undercarriage. These aircraft performed a variety of roles, carrying out parachute drops in the 1956 Suez Crisis and providing transport support for a number of other British Military operations in the 1950s and 1960s, including the Malayan Emergency, operations in Aden and Sudan, etc.

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