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        Albert Einstein Signed Martin Vos Photograph.

      1952. Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein, taken from Martin Vos' famous image captured during Rabinadrath Tagore's 1930 visit to Berlin. Boldly signed by Albert Einstein. Gelatin silver print, a portrait detail from the famed 1930 Martin Vos photograph, taken when Tagore visited Einstein at his home in Berlin on July 14th, 1930. In fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures An iconic photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed. Albert Einstein developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"). He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory (David Bodanis).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        The decisive moment;

      Simon and Schuster 1952 - First American edition. Illustrated with Cartier-Bresson's photographs. Includes original captions booklet. Pictorial boards designed by Henri Matisse. Splitting to spine edge. Covers bowed. Generally good internally, except front margin of end page discolored at the margin. The Decisive Moment" originally titled "Images a la Sauvette"-is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist's humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson's photography has become part of the world's collective memory. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        The Pyramid Texts in Translation and Commentary, I-IV. [FOUR VOLUMES].

      New York, London, Toronto, Longmans, Green, 1952.. Four volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. xii, 320; 526; 527-953; iii, 327, plus 6 plates and one folding map. Extended glossary, indices. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's full navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to covers and spines, with original dust-jackets. In fine condition. Excellent set. ~ First edition.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        AFFICHE 1952 VILLEMOT TOKIO PARIS TOKYO JAPAN VINTAGE ORIGINAL POSTER

      - AFFICHE 1952 VILLEMOT TOKIO PARIS TOKYO JAPAN VINTAGE ORIGINAL POSTER

      [Bookseller: GEOFFRIAULT]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Near Fine-, light spots, name at the endpaper. Age toning at the rear endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, tear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flair Annual 1953

      1952 - amazing 229 page Flair annual from 1953 featuring lavish pop-up and foldout pages galore

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        CITY

      [New York]: Gnome Press, [1952].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1029. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 369-73. Bookplate of Robert C. Culp affixed to the front paste-down. Endpapers tanned, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to spine ends and front corner tips and mild dust soiling to rear panel. An attractive copy. (#157820)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        City, A New Science Fiction Novel of the Future

      New York: Gnome Press, 1952. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. Near fine and appears unread in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket. Front panel and spine of the jacket near fine; rear panel slightly soiled. Fold of the rear flap with two small holes, light chipping to the bottom of the rear panel (bug damage I believe)..

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers, and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman, Thirty-Second President of the United States of America.

      New York: Farrar Straus and Young, 1952. First edition of this collection of writings from President Truman. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Lengthily inscribed and dated by Harry Truman below the frontispiece portrait opposite the title page. In near fine condition. Harry Truman's personal diaries, private letters, papers and interviews. "Never has a President allowed such a personal revelation while still in office as President Truman has in turning over his personal diaries, memoranda and private papers to William Hillman. The book is historic and it is candid." "I want the people to know the Presidency as I have experienced it and I want them to know me as I am."

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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for a Building for Klix Chemical Co. at 551 Railroad Ave., South San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1952 - June 1953.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 21 sheets. Job #235. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy: Men at Arms, Officers and Gentleman,

      Chapman & Hall, London 1952 - The Sword of Honour Trilogy: Men at Arms, Officers and Gentleman, Unconditional Surrender, by Evelyn Waugh,1st editions. Chapman & Hall, London, 1952, 1955, 1961, A very good set of The Sword of Honour Trilogy all with dust jackets. Evelyn Waugh sets the novels in the military life in the World War. All with unclipped dust jackets and in very good condition. Original blue cloth boards and gilt lettering on the spine with minimal wear to spine ends. Lightly bumped. Spines lightly faded. All top edges blue. Clean end papers and contents, with even toning to pages. Clean and rubbed dust jacket covers with some wear to spine ends. All 8vo. Men at Arms: Tiny brown mark on upper cover. 2cm closed tear on lower edge of rear and front top of front of dust jacket cover. Chipped corners of spine. Officers and Gentleman: Indented mark on page 117 which extend to surrounding pages lightly. Unconditional Surrender: Mark on page ends. Spine ends in good state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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        Hur gick det sen?

      Geb, Helsingfors 1952 - First Swedish edition The Book about Moomin, Mymble and little My, signed by Tove Jansson on title page. Front cover with light wear at edges, binding tight and very clean throughout. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tormod Opedal]
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        Arabian Highlands

      Ithaca, New York: Published for the Middle East Institute, Washington D.C. [by] Cornell University Press, (1952).. First edition. Large 8vo. xvi, 771, (1) pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to the spine and decorated to the upper board, dust jacket, inscribed on the title page "... for Valerie Mueller, with good wishes of the author H.S.J.B. Philby, 24/2/55". 64 black and white photographic illustrations, all two to a page, and 3 maps, including a large folding one to a pocket at the rear, and 2 diagrams. Slight tanning to the jacket spine, a little wear to the corners, an excellent copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Held og hasard. Dolk og guitar.

      First Edition, 96 pages sider, Silkeborg, Privattryk, 1952, Hardcover half original decorated cloth, in very fine condition 1. ed. Handprinted with 79 original linocuts in colours. Inscribed by Asger Jorn with private dediaction to Risse Leth on verso of titelleaf., numbered No 38, and signed by Asger Jorn. Total 109 ex. Was printed. Extremely rare

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        CAPITAN MIKI RACCOLTINA 007 L'UOMO DAI MILLE VOLTI

      CAPITAN MIKI RACCOLTINA n. 7 L'UOMO DAI MILLE VOLTI Casa Editrice Dardo supplemento al n. 12 del 30/11/52 di Collana Scudo bross. ed. 16,6 x 7,8 cm pag. nn b/n Stato di conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Segno a penna e piccolo strappo nel retro. Qualche macchia nel taglio di testa. Tutte le strisce delle Serie I-XXX vengono raccolte in 105 volumetti che escono inizialmente come supplemento e ripropongono 7 numeri per uscita.

      [Bookseller: Supergulp di Rem Srl]
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        Flair Magazine

      1952 - Amazing clothbound Flair Magazine to promote this iconic magazine repletre w/ fabulous fold-outs/ inserts/ & colourful features throughout!~

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Decorated Chapels of the Meroitic Pyramids at Meroe and Barkal. Volume III of "The Royal Cemeteries of Kush".

      Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1952 - 5 Seiten und 34 Tafeln. Größe: 48cm x 61cm. Seiten und Tafeln fest eingebunden. Tafeln 5 - 8 am oberen Seitenrand mit Spuren einer ehemals angesteckten Büroklammer. Der Umschlag hat stärkere Gebrauchsspuren, sonst handelt es sich um ein sehr schönes Exemplar. Textsauber und aus einem Nichtraucherhaushalt. Half-cloth binding in a dust jacket. 5 pages and 34 plates. Clean book in a good condition (exept from a few traces of a paper clip that was pinched on plate 6/7 and some issues with the dust jacket) from a non smoking environment. Sprache: Deutsch Großformat, Original Halbleinenband mit Schutzumschlag. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftliches Antiquariat M. Zorn]
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        CATÁLOGO MUESTRARIO DE CARTELES CARTELITOS CABECERAS PROSPECTOS BILLETES DE PROPAGANDA TAURINA FERIAS Y FIESTAS

      Imprenta Litografia Ortega, Valencia, Spain 1952 - oblong 12mo. illustrated stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Spanish. A Spanish printer's annual catalogue featuring samples of posters, tickets, advertisements, and tickets. Numerous items tipped-in throughout text. Many items in color. The Ortega firm was founded on 1871. Covers chipped at bottom edges, stained at lower front fore-edge corner. Scattered foxing, mainly at edges of text. illustrated stiff paper wrappers [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Images a la Sauvette. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      First Edition, Not paginated sider, Editions Verve, Paris, 1952, Hardcover decorated cartboard,with no DJ, as issued. The paperspine is missing but the book is else in good condition with only small wear to extremities With 126 b&w images, spanning Cartier-Bresson's career and divided between West and East, including portraits, street scenes from almost all over the world

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Little Men ? Life at Plumfield with Jo?s Boys

      The Studley Press 1952 - B0029BVZEI Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: The Studley Press ---Date: 1952 ---Edition: ---Pages: 265 ---Condition: Fair ---DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the only flaws are some scuffs to the boards, some fading to the spine, some slight looseness to the front cover where it meets the spine, an inscription to the front endpaper and some tanning to the endpapers and pages, a reading copy only. ALL OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barma's Books]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. His first novel. A contemporary (dated 1952) signed and inscribed presentation copy. Fine in red cloth, one of 3 colors with no priority. The dustjacket has a 1/4" tear, and a crease to the rear flap, else the jacket's also fine. Specifically, The Natural is a baseball novel set in the 1930s, but it's really a Gothic novel taken out into the sunshine and set between the chalk lines. Its primary theme is the tragic flaw, while its minor themes touch a succession of juxtapositions including, choices and consequences, morality and responsibility, and rise and fall. Woven through the plotline is a symbolic myth of initiation and isolation, drawing from models of lore as distant as Chrétien de Troyes' Sir Percival (the original Arthurian quest for the Holy Grail), and as near as T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and so it is a knight's tale of betrayal, lost virtue, redemption, and extinction, a chilling read, that's dark, deep, leveled, literate, mythological, supernatural, and profound. Generally, it's a reminder that novels are a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of secret charm, and of thought in cold storage, a small object that fills an immensity. Novels are, no less than, the history of everything that didn't happen (Book Code).

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        Giant.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1952. First edition of this "powerful story...truly as big as its subject" (Los Angeles Times). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edna Ferber. Fine in an excellent dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Fred McCarroll. Giant tells the sweeping tale which captures the essence of Texas on a staggering scale as it chronicles the life and times of cattleman Jordan "Bick" Benedict, his naive young society wife, Leslie, and three generations of land-rich sons. It was the basis of the classic film starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson.

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        King George VI: The Prime Minister's Broadcast February 7, 1952

      Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge, 1952. First American edition of the Prime Minister's broadcast speech eulogizing the late King. Finely bound miniature book, one of 750 printed by The Chiswick Press on J. Barcham Green's hand-made all rag paper, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full navy morocco; gilt titling, all edges gilt. Hint of bumping to corners, light stains to rear free endsheet, else fine. Text clean; [6], 27, [3] pages, frontispiece portrait of the King by Karsh... First American Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 1-5/8" x 2-3/8". Miniature Book.

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        Gesammelte Werke. Hier Band 1-73 in 71 Büchern - Band 61 und 72 FEHLEN

      Bamberg bzw. Bamberg und Radebeul, Karl May Verlag ca. 1952 bis etwa 2005, 1111 - 71 Bücher - 8°, pro Band zw. 450 und 650 Seiten, oftmals mit Kartendarstellungen auf den Innendeckeln und Spiegeln, farbig illustr. grüne Original-Leineneinbände mit reicher Rückenverzierung in dunkelgrün und gold und farbigen Deckelillustrationen - alle 71 Bände in guten bis sehr guten Zustand, ca. 2-3 Bände berieben!, - Bamberg bzw. Bamberg und Radebeul, Karl May Verlag, ca. 1952 bis etwa 2005.: 1. Durch die Wüste / 2. Durchs wilde Kurdistan / 3: Von Bagdad nach Stambul / 4: In den Schluchten des Balkan / 5: Durch das Land der Skipetaren / 6: Der Schut / 7: Winnetou I / 8: Winnetou II / 9: Winnetou III / 10: Sand des Verderbens / 11: Am stillen Ozean / 12: Am Rio de la Plata / 13: In den Kordilleren / 14: Old Surehand I / 15: Old Surehand II / 16: Im Lande des Mahdi I: Menschenjäger / 17: Im Lande des Mahdi II: Der Mahdi / 18: Im Lande des Mahdi III: Im Sudan / 19: Kapitän Kaiman / 20: Die Felsenburg / 21: Krüger Bei / 22: Satan und Ischariot / 23: Auf fremden Pfaden / 24: Weihnacht / 25: Am Jenseits / 26: Der Löwe der Blutrache / 27: Bei den Trümmern von Babylon / 28: Im Reiche des silbernen Löwen / 29: Das versteinerte Gebet / 30: Und Friede auf Erden / 31: Ardistan / 32: Der Mir von Dschinnistan / 33: Winnetous Erben / 34: "Ich" - Karl May Leben und Werk / 35: Unter Geiern / 36: Der Schatz im Silbersee / 37: Der Ölprinz / 38: Halbblut / 39: Das Vermächtnis des Inka / 40: Der blaurote Methusalem / 41: Die Sklavenkarawane / 42: Der alte Dessauer / 43: Aus dunklem Tann / 44: Der Waldschwarze / 45: Zepter und Hammer / 46: Die Juweleninsel / 47: Professor Vitzliputzli / 48: Das Zauberwasser / 49: Lichte Höhen / 50: In Mekka / 51: Schloss Rodriganda / 52: Die Pyramide des Sonnengottes / 53: Benito Juarez / 54: Trapper Geierschnabel / 55: Der sterbende Kaiser / 56: Der Weg nach Waterloo / 57: Das Geheimnis des Marabut / 58: Der Spion von Ortry / 59: Die Herren von Greifenklau / 60: Allah il Allah! / 62: Im Tal des Todes / 63: Zobeljäger und Kosak / 64: Das Buschgespenst / 65: Der Fremde aus Indien / 66: Der Peitschenmüller / 67: Der Silberbauer / 68: Der Wurzelsepp / 69: Ritter und Rebellen / 70: Der Waldläufer / 71: Old Firehand / 73: Der Habicht. Zusammen 71 Bücher ! Band 61: Der Derwisch und Band 72: Schacht und Hütte FEHLEN! c86819 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 25000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preise inkl. MwSt]
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        Journal des voyages en Haute-Guienne de Henry de Richeprey. I : Rouergue

      - Rodez, Commission des Archives Historiques du Rouergue, 1952. Grand et fort In-8 relié demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs, titre doré de lxxxvi + 483 pages, index, carte dépliante. Partiellement non coupé. Ouvrage du plus grand intérèt, véritable état des lieux du Rouergue à la veille de la Révolution. Renseignements multiples touchant a peu près tous les secteurs de l'activité humaine. J.F. Henry de Richeprey avait été envoyé en Guyenne pour en inspecter les cadastres et en ordonner, le cas échéant, la réfection. Une mine de renseignements pour les recherches d'histoire sociale et agraire. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires. Exemplaire en parfait état. Peu courant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster with Editions Verve, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition. Unpaginated. Printed boards. Good+ with Near Fine caption booklet laid in, but without dust jacket. Spine toned with damage to rear gutter (the gutters of this volume being notoriously fragile) and smal light tape ghosts along rear edge of spine. Text block appears fallen from top but binding is holding together well. A famous monograph of 126 black-and-white photos illustrating thw photographer's idea that, "Inside movement there is one moment at which the elements in motion are in balance. Photography must seize upon this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Shi zhu zhai jian pu. Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Paper.

      Beijing, Rong Bao Zhai. 1952 - 4 vol. 31x21 cm. Ca. 250 chinesische Farbholzschnitte, teils in Prägedrucken. Hellbraune, goldgesprenkelte Blockbücher mit Deckelschildern und Seidenkordeln, in Seidenbrokatmappe mit 2 Beinschliessen und Deckelschild. Mit Landschaften, Stillleben, Gebrauchsgegenständen, Pflanzen, Tieren, Fabelwesen, teils in Reliefprägedrucken. - Wurde erstmals um 1630 in Nanjing gedruckt und erlebte mehrere Nachdrucke, von denen die Pekinger Ausgabe von 1952 als die bedeutenste gilt. - (2 Deckelschildchen mit winzigen Einrissen). - Schönes Exemplar. ChinSprache: Spanischisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        CHARLOTTE'S WEB

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1952 - White, E. B. CHARLOTTE'S WEB; pictures by Garth Williams. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1952], (1952). STATED FIRST EDITION with I-B on copyright page. 8vo - 5-9/16" x 8-3/16". Light brown cloth covered boards with black and blue decorative lettering stamped on upper cover and spine for what is an incredible copy of the book with no discernible flaws at all. Color pictorial priced ($2.50) dust wrapper with just minimal edge wear for what is a beautiful close to perfect copy of the wrapper. Blue decorative endpapers. 184 pp. The story of Wilbur the pig and his spider friend Charlotte is illustrated with black and white drawings throughout by Williams. The condition of the book is FINE. The condition of the dust wrapper is NEAR FINE. This is a superior copy of the book that will not disappoint. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/fair. First edition, octavo size, 232 pp. Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), Southern novelist and essayist, wrote only two novels; this, "Wise Blood", was the first. The first chapter is from her master's thesis at the University of Iowa, and she spent five years working with the rest of the text before she was satisfied that it was ready to release to the publisher; she was committed to the process of revision, and her novels went through many drafts before completion. "The hero of 'Wise Blood', Hazel Motes, whom O'Connor was to call 'a Christian malgré lui' in her author's note to the 1962 second edition, sets the tone for the religiously displaced types that haunt her fiction. These unlikely creatures preach strange gospels, engage in rituals of drowning-baptism and 'prayer healing' (burying morbid newspaper stories), have visions near 'hog pens' and before figures of 'artificial Negroes,' and have heads of Byzantine Christs tattooed on their backs. Despite O'Connor's Roman Catholic upbringing and her ongoing commitment to its teachings, her characters tend mainly to be fundamentalist Protestants. These were the religious types she observed most frequently during her years in and around Milledgeville." (N.B., per ANB.) Ms. O'Connor was the recipient of the 1972 National Book Award for her "Complete Stories", which in an online poll taken in 2009 was named the best book ever to have won the National Book Awards.***DESCRIPTION: Original yellow cloth with lettering blocked to backstrip in black, in original dust jacket (correctly labeled with $3.00 to the head of the front flap), octavo size (8.25" by 5.75"), [1-8] 9-232 pp., first edition (so stated), of an edition of 3000 copies.***CONDITION: A good copy only; it has a strong square text block with solid hinges, and is internally clean with no prior owner markings; the corners are straight (albeit somewhat rubbed), we are grading as good only due to a damp stain that worked through the book at the backstrip, causing some chipping to the head and tail of the spine; otherwise a very good copy. The dust jacket is fair to almost good, it is all in one piece with the flaps still quite bright and is not price-clipped, with the authors portrait unscathed; it does suffer from some medium to large chips at all sides, and has evidence of the same stain afflicting the book. Though still a good jacket and intact, we have priced reflecting the condition, which is overall very good.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Traité du burin. Illustré par l"auteur. Préface de Gaston Bachelard.

      Paris: Auguste Blaizot, 1952 - Edition originale tirée à 260 exemplaires sur Vergé de Montval à la forme (n° 100), in-8; 104p., [10p.]; frontispice, 9 lettrines en deux couleurs, 8 hors-texte, 7 culs-de-lampe et figures dans le texte; 4 pages reprennent en fin d"ouvrage toutes les illustrations en miniatures légendées. En feuillets, couvertures rempliées, chemise et emboîtage assortis. Quelques pâles rousseurs sans gravité mais un très bon exemplaire. ".véritable recueil d"exercices pour la volonté digitale. [Flocon] donne pleine réalité à une sorte d"onirisme géométrique. Hanté par la beauté géométrique, sollicité par la forme naissante qui soulève les formes vraies, il est vraiment le graveur géomètre, le graveur perspectiviste." (Gaston Bachelard). Monod 4752. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        The Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown and Company, New York 1952 - Copyright date 1952, first edition, later printing (fourteenth). Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe are very minor, with very light bumps to the head and toe of the spine (this is a near fine copy of a later printing). Dust jacket, no tears, bent flaps, nor is it price clipped, in near fine condition. (on the inside front flap has a price of three dollars and above that stamped limited time $1.50). Dust Jacket now in a clear cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid scarce near fine novel Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: mclin haven books [IOBA]]
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