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        Let It Come Down.

      John Lehmann, 1952. First U.K. edition., 1952.. First U.K. edition.. Light sunning to edges, still near fine in fine dust jacket with the slightest of sunning to spine panel.. Signed and dated by the author, "Paul Bowles, Tangier, 9/2/1999".

      [Bookseller: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA]
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        La France de profil

      La Guilde de Livre 1952 - First edition. (Numbered 1674 on limitation page at rear.) 123 p. Wraps over cardstock boards, tissue overlay. In French. Very Good+ condition overall. Wear at head and tail, creasing to spine, wear at tips. Tissue toned with age, torn along bottom front edge, missing small chips at head and tail. A key work from the acclaimed American photographer. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        King George VI; The Prime Minister's Broadcast February 7, 1952.

      Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Bound in publisher's original full black oasis goatskin with front and back cover stamped in gilt. All edges gilt, decorated end papers. Frontispiece portrait of George VI by Yousuf Karsh. Miniature book measuring 4.2 x 6.0 cm (1 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches). One of St. Onges smaller endeavors. One of 750 copies.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Great Books of the Western World. Editor in Chief: Robert Maynard Hutchins. Chicago, London, Toronto William Benton, Publisher, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 54 Vols.

      1952 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribners, 1952 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. Scribners seal and A on the copyright page, 1952 on the title page. Owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Merian - Das Monatsheft: 4.Jahrgang 1952: 10,11,12 / 5.Jg.: 1,3,4,5,6 / 6.Jg.: 1-7, 9-12 / 7.Jg.: 1,2,4-12 / 8.Jg.: 1,2,4-12 / 9.Jg.: 1,2,3,5-8,10,11,12 / 10.Jg.: 1-12 / 11.Jg.: 1,2,4-8,10-12 / 12.Jg.: 1-10,12 / 13.Jg.: 1-4, 6-12 / 14.Jg.: 2-12 /15.Jg. : 1-6, 8-12 / 16.Jg.: 1-12 / 17.Jg.: 2-12 / 18.Jg.: 1-12 / 19.Jg.: 1-4,6-12 / 20.Jg.: 1-12 / 21.Jg.: 1,3-6,8-12 / 22.Jg.: 1-12 / 23.Jg.: 1-9,11,12 / 24.Jg.: 1-6,8-10 / 25.Jg.: 1,3-9,11,12 / 26.Jg.: 2,4,5,7-10,12 / 27.Jg.: 1-6,8,9,11,12 / 28.Jg.: 2-6,8-12

      / 29.Jg.: 3-8, 10-12 / 30.Jg.: 2-8,10,12 / 31.Jg.: 1-12 / 32.Jg.: 1-12 / 33.Jg.: 1-12 / 34.Jg.: 1-12 / 35.Jg.: 1-8,11,12 / 36.Jg.: 1-7 / 37.Jg.: 7,9 / 43.Jg.: 2 / 48.Jg.: 6-9 / 51.Jg.: 3,4,7,8 - Hoffmann un d Campe Verlag 1952 ff. OKart je ca. 100 Mit den extrem seltenen Heften aus den frühen Jahrgängen: 1952,1953,1954,1955,1956,1957,1958,1959,1960,1961,1962,1963,1964,1965,1966,1967,1968,1969,1970,1971,1972,1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980 ... Zustand: sehr guter bis befriedigender Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952 Near fine in a fine dust jacket. First edition; 1952 stated on copyright and title page with the letter "A" and Scribner's seal on copyright page. A bright, clean, square copy in a fine dust jacket that is very slightly darkened, with original price of $3.00 printed on the front flap. Comes housed in a custom slip case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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        the Natural

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 Octavo, original gray boards, spine panel lettered in gold. First edition. First printing with "first edition" on copyright page; jacket priced $3.00. The author's first book. Like Isaac Bashevis Singer, he is "fascinated by the intersection of the commonplace and the grotesque ." - Harte and Riley (eds), 200 Contemporary Authors, p. 174. Kosofsky A1. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with a small closed tear on the top front of the jacket. This is a review copy with a review card from Harcourt Brace and Company stating the publication date is August 21st. $3,750.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Autograph letter signed in full to an unnamed correspondent, most probably Heinz Drewes

      The present letter was apparently actually completed on June 19, confirmed by the statement that the permit for travel to Switzerland was refused "yesterday, June 18" (Trenner, Chronik, p. 627, confirms this date of refusal). Die Liebe der Danae was canceled after Goebbels declared the "Total War" on August 1; a dress rehearsal was held on August 16, but the production never opened, and the first public performance of the opera did not take place until 1952. The letter testifies to Strauss's close relationship with leading officials of Nazi Germany and its allies. Heinz Drewes (1903-1980), a conductor by training, was head of Division X (music) at the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda. Koichi Ehara was a diplomat of the Japanese puppet state "Manchukuo" at the embassy in Berlin; Timothy Jackson (University of North Texas) presented a paper, "Richard Strauss and Japanese Fascism," at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Louisville, Kentucky, that illuminated the relationship between Strauss and Ehara. Also mentioned is Baldur von Schirach (1907-1974), the leader of Nazi youth organizations and, from 1940, Reichsstatthalter and Gauleiter in Vienna.. 2 pp. Quarto (250 x 225 mm). Dated Vienna, June 17, 1944. In brown ink. In German (with translation). Strauss reports the state of affairs after the official celebration of his 80th birthday. He is satisfied with the celebration, praising conductor Karl Böhm for his contribution, but expresses his frustration regarding the refusal of the Nazi authorities in Berlin to allow him to travel to Switzerland. He looks forward to the first production of his opera Die Liebe der Danae: "Since the Strauss Weeks came to a glorious end with operas and concerts (in which Dr. Böhm excelled, especially proving himself), I have been condemned to sit around in Vienna because the security police in Berlin have not issued my wife and I a permit to enter Switzerland... Thank you for your visit, your beautiful speech [at the Strauss Weeks], and the particularly lovely idea of the Gluck bust that pleases me very much and that is now the pride of my modest art collection, which was enriched especially by the good Japanese, His Excellency [Koichi] Ehara, and attentive friends... I told Clemens Krauss that I have agreed to another Strauss concert in Salzburg on August 6 and ask that you kindly inform the minister [Joseph Goebbels]... whom I hope to see in person on August 1 for [Die Liebe der] Danae." Very slightly worn; creased at folds.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Air mexicain

      First edition, one of 249 numbered copies on BFK Rives, only 1 draw with Holland paper and 24 cream wove Renage.Book illustrated with 4 color lithographs by Rufino Tamayo.Our copy is enriched with a fine in-Following 4 lithographs by Rufino Tamayo usually reserved for copies of the deluxe edition.Rare and nice copy presented in old pink case. Librairie Arcanes Paris 1952 19,5x25cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La passeggiata / La promenade

      Ginevra - Parigi: Guilde Internationale de la Gravure, , 1952. Molto Buono (Very Good). Litografia a colori. 3° stato in cui le figure sono state modificate nei contorni, le mani e i volti, dai quali è stato cancellato il fondo ocra chiaro, sono ridisegnati in ocra e i panneggi in verde chiaro e bruno. Il fondino è tirato in bruno chiaro o grigio. Tiratura: alcune prove d'artista in parte firmate + 200 es. numerati + LX es. in colori diversi. Cm 42,6x32,2. . Molto Buono (Very Good). Qualche lievissima fioritura ai bordi del foglio (Some light yellowing on the edges of the sheet). Tiratura: alcune p.d.a. + 200 + LX es. numerati.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        The Complete Poems and Plays.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 - Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine in silver and silver on blue ground, facsimile of the author's signature in silver on blue ground to front board, top edge green. With the pictorial jacket. Contemporary bookseller's ticket tipped-in on front free endpaper; recipient's ownership inscription to front pastedown in pencil. Light spotting to cloth, partial toning to title. An excellent copy in a chipped and creased jacket. First collected edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Inscribed for Maisie Drew by T. S. Eliot, Webster Groves," Laid in is a Wall Street Journal article on Eliot, published a few days after the poet's death. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Todo esta en el fuego

      La Habana: Ediciones Nosotros, 1952. First edition. Illustrated stapled paper wrappers. A very good copy, wrappers soiled, spine rubbed with small tear at staple, endpapers mildly foxed, tiny indentation to upper margin of a few leaves.. 25, [1] pp. Warmly inscribed in English by the author in the year of publication to "Nita," a close woman friend living in the United States, and whom he asks to write back to him. Number 193 of 200 copies. Cover art by Wifredo Lam, who was a close friend, and a further drawing at the end by Silvianna Goldsmith, an early disciple of Wifredo Lam. Though known as a novelist, especially for his "Memorias del subdesarrollo" (Memories of Underdevelopment), made into an award winning film by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Edmundo Perez Desnoes (b. 1930, Cuba) was initially a poet; "Todo esta en el fuego" (Everything is on Fire) was his first published book. Very scarce, and even more so with such a personal inscription. We could not locate any for sale nor at auction in the last quarter century. OCLC locates only five copies, none signed: Mus. Modern Art, NYPL, Notre Dame, Univ. S. Carolina, and BN Spain.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 24 vom22. Nov. 1952

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1952 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 22 -, 44 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, Erhaltung 2 + // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Winston S Churchill

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd,, 1952. Compiled by Charles Eade in three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Title pages printed in red and black, facsimile typed notes with manuscript corrections in the text. Tips very lightly rubbed and bumped, light spotting to top edges and endleaves, isolated pale markings to covers. A very good set in the very slightly nicked and spotted dust jackets with toned spines. First collected edition, first impression. Although the publication statement in volume 1 gives 1951 as the date of issue, publication was delayed and all three volumes appeared simultaneously in an edition of 4,740 sets in September 1952; 500 sets of sheets were exported for the American edition, published in 1953. Eade corrects the titles of a number of the speeches and inserts the Secret Session Speeches in the correct chronological order.

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        A Theory of Price Control.

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1952. First edition of the economist's first solely authored book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon, especially signed. In nontechnical language, John Kenneth Galbraith supplies the underlying economic ideas which will help readers understand how particular controls affect the general operation of the economy. He shows why price controls during World War II worked as well as they did and he analyzes the criteria for effective price control both under a fully mobilized economy and under limited mobilization.

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        En attendant Godot [Waiting for Godot]

      Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1952. First edition. Fine/about Fine. A Fine copy of the first trade edition, following the 35 signed copies. A fragile softcover book, uncommon in this condition. Spine slightly toned and pages a bit browned, although less than normal. This copy with the original publisher's glassine overwrap also in just about Fine condition (some toning, one small 1/4 split lower rear panel, otherwise complete). Extremely scarce in the glassine. A comparable copy at Swann recently brought $4,420. One of the masterpieces of 20th century theatre - Beckett's hugely influential tragicomedy. Beckett had originally written the play in French between the Fall and Winter of 1948-1949. (Beckett would not translate the play into English until its London premier, in 1955) In fact, this edition of the play - the Minuit edition - was released in 1952, before the play's first performance the next year. Beckett was thought to have been inspired to write the work after viewing Caspar David Friedrich's painting "Mann und Frau den Mond betrachtend" (Man and Woman observing the Moon). Upon its French premier, the play was met with positive reviews and though it was first received somewhat coldly in London, it would soon become a popular and critical success there and worldwide. Some critics, like Norman Berlin, credit the play's wide appeal to its "stripped down" nature - its simplicity encourages a myriad of readings and interpretations that otherwise could not exist. Beckett would later win the Nobel Prize for Literature and "Waiting for Godot" appears on Le Monde's list of the "100 Books of the Century." "It arrives at the custom house, as it were, with no luggage, no passport and nothing to declare: yet it gets through as might a pilgrim from Mars. It does this, I believe, by appealing to a definition of drama much more fundamental than any in the books. A play, it asserts and proves, is basically a means of spending two hours in the dark without being bored." (Contemporary Observer review from the famed drama critic Kenneth Tynan.). Fine in about Fine dust jacket.

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        Gemälde / paintings. Leporello mit 22 Farbholzschnitten / Leporello containing 22 woodblock colour prints.

      Peking (Beijing) (Verlag / editor Rong Baozhai) 1952. 22 Doppelblätter (jeweils ein Blatt mit einem Farbholzschnitt und einem leeren Blatt), Vorwort mit einem Bildnis des Verfassers / 22 double pages (each page with a woodcut in colours and a blank page), foreword with a portrait of the artist) / Format / size 32 x 22 cm Seideneinband / silk binding. (sehr gut erhalten / excellent condition) Bilder / pics auf Wunsch / on request Versand D: 2,50 EUR

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        The Judgment of Paris.

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.,, 1952. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed pink boards, titles to spine and facsimile author's signature to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the bright jacket with lightly rubbed extremities. First edition, first printing. Signed by Vidal on the front free endpaper and the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Est of Eden

      Viking Press 1952 - First edition, fine in a very good dust jacket. First published by the Viking Press in September 1952. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribners, 1952 A near fine first edition (with Scribner's seal and A on copyright page, and 1952 on title page) in a very good dust jacket, with original price of $3.00 on front flap, and first issue blueish tint on photo on rear panel of jacket. Slight chipping at top of spine of jacket and small tear at bottom of spine of jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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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. *** La librairie sera fermée du 17 juillet au 8 août inclus. Les commandes reçues ce pendant seront traitées à notre retour par ordre de réception. Merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension ! *** Langue : Français

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1952. Octavo. Original buff wrappers, titles to spine and front cover black. Spine rolled, spine panel toned, spine ends worn and split, covers faintly foxed, internally clean. A very good copy. First UK edition, uncorrected proof copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Humoristische Erinnerungen aus Südwest Afrika als Kolonialtruppler 1893. Den alten Kameraden gewidmet. Mit Anhang: Der Ritt nach Narsanabis zur Bestrafung der Khanas Hottentotten.

      Keetmanshoop, 1.9.1952. - Privates Typscript, mit handschr. Vorwort von Martin Liebing aus 1952, 46 Seiten, plus Anhang: Das Lied von der Farm (Afrikanischer Scherz nach Schillers Glocke von Dr. Ludwig Lerch, geb. in Kartonmappe mit Leinendrücken, dieser aufgerissen, die Blätter selbst von schöner, sauberer Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Temoignages pour L'art abstrait.

      Editions "Art D'Aujourd'hui", Boulogne 1952. Small square 4to. 295+(2) pages. Profusely illustrated with photographs in b/w and 30 original litographs on plates, hereof the majority (29) in colour. Publisher's boards. In original protective glassine wrapper with text printed on front and backstrip. Some parts of the very fragile backstrip missing. Near fine in very good wrappers.. Photographs by Serge Vandercam. Introduction by Léon Degand.** Original colour litographs by a.o. Jean Arp, Sonia Delaunay, Dewasne, Vasarely, Richard Mortensen and Robert Jacobsen

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        [Photo Album]: South Africa 1952

      South Africa. 1952. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12.5". String-tied red leather over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 96 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 4" and 5.5" x 7.5", with captions. Album is very good with short tears and edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by an English woman during a trip to South Africa, then known as The Union of South Africa, a dominion of Great Britain, with her extended family, at least some of whom were Americans. The album takes place during the summer of 1952 and shows various tourist sites throughout Cape Town. The photos show the government buildings and monuments, including the Voortrekkers monument in Pretoria. The indigenous people of the country are seen throughout the album including numerous images of Zulus. There are photos of topless women with captions commenting on their appearance such as "the latest in hairdos," as well as the men and children of the community. Also documented is a trip to a local market with scenes of the travelers as well as the Zulu people purchasing goods. One photo of a Zulu child reads, "my pet picanninny," reflecting the casual racism of the era, which didn't prevent the company from attending a Zulu dance festival which featured "maidens," older women, and a religious group called the Scotchmen. The Zulu men and women are seen with drums and other instruments dancing in traditional clothing and headdresses. One caption reads, "past their heyday but still shaking a mean spear," under a photo of older men dancing.The trip also focused on the landscape of the area with views of the natural beauty of South Africa. One group of photos is captioned, "typical South African scenery with native huts nestling on hillsides," another reads "Indian Ocean at Scottburgh Natal." They took a guided tour up the Umfolozi River to see hippos and crocodiles; a hippo is seen here in the distance in one photo. The South African man who took them up river was captioned "a character." They visited a native village and posed by the huts, "of the beehive type" and with villagers. One photo is captioned, "view from inside the hut" another reads, "gone native" and shows the very well-dressed British people standing beside a thatched hut. Also featured are animals such as monkeys and numerous photos of the Drakensburg Mountains along with a brochure of the gardens there.An interesting photographic account of a South African trip with an emphasis on Zulu culture from a British tourist perspective. .

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Saint Genet comédien et martyr

      Gallimard 1952 - - Gallimard, Paris 1952, 14,5x21cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 36 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 36 numbered copies on Holland paper, deluxe edition. Binding in morocco half black with corners, back with five nerves, gilded tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats papeir of the tank, preserved covers, gilded head on witnesses, signed binding Goy P. & C. Vilaine . Nice copy wide-margined established pleasantly. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Verve: Revue Artistique et Litteraire, Vol. VII, Nos. 27 et 28

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve, 1952. Original. Hardcover. VG- internally (all illustrations/plates VG+); covers rubbed, age-toned at edges and spine, and with splitting to spine.. Bw/red-illus. paper/boards. Black title lettering. 153 pp. with color and bw illus. throughout: 41 color plates, tipped in; several lithographs (5 double-page); illuminations; and more, with occasional tissue guards. A bit oversize, 10.5 x 14 inches. Text in French. Double issue with texts by Pierre Reverdy, Alberto Giacometti, Albert Camus, Andre Masson, Jean-Paul Sartre, Frantz Calot, and others. Illustrations by Braque, Matisse, Laurens, Giacometti, Masson, Chagall, Mores, Gromaire, Leger, Miro, Goya, Helion, Gris, Rembrandt, Monet, Derain, Rouault, and many more. Includes a complete list of illustrations/plates. NOTE: The 1952 publication date is stated in two places. "Tériade is the nom de plume of Stratis Eleftheriades, a native of Mytilene who went to Paris in 1915 at the age of eighteen to study law, but who instead became an art critic, patron, and, most significantly, a publisher. From 1937 to 1975 he commissioned various individuals of the pinnacle artists and philosophers such as Picasso, Matisse, René Daumal in the first half of the century to produce series of works for his legendary quarterly journal Verve, which ran from 1937-1960." (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Elements de mathematique. Premiere Partie: Les Structures Fondamentales de L\'Analyse. Livre I - Livre 6. Livre I: Theorie des ensembles. Chapitre 1-4 et fascicule de resultats (en quatre volumes); Livre II: Algebre, Chapitre 1-9 (en sept volumes, sans chapitre 10); Livre III: Topologie générale. Chapitre 1-10 et fascicule de resultats (en six volumes); Livre IV: Fonctions d\'une variable réelle (theorie elementaire). Chapitre 1-7 (en deux volumes); Livre V: Espaces vectoriels topologiques. Chapitre 1-5 et fascicule de resultats (en trois volumes); Livre VI: Integration. Chapitre 1-9 (en cinq volumes).

      Hermann, Paris 1952 - 1969. 27 Bände, (27 volumes), 60 - 230 Seiten je Band mit Figuren, Groß 8°, privates Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, 2 Bände in Original-Broschur, Bibliotheks- und Entwidmungsstempel auf Titel, teils auch auf Vorsatz oder Schnit, Papier teilweise leicht gebräunt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, Es fehlt chapitre 10 aus Livre II, komplettes Livre I-VI, die Rückenbeschriftung teils leicht irritierend, da dort manchmal die Bandnummer, manchmal aber auch die Nummer des Chapitre aufgeführt sind. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Mathematik

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      Madrid, Ediciones Castilla 1952 - 1952, Madrid, Ediciones Castilla. 2 tomos en MINIATURA (5,5x3,5 cms.), 708 pags.-4h. Y 734 pags., en papel biblia, con láminas e ilustraciones intercaladas. IMPECABLE ESTADO. MUY RARO. Encuad. plena piel, de cabra, con dorados en planos y lomera, original. Cervantina, Literatura, Miniatura [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ROMO]
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        Joyce the Artificer

      N.P., N.P. 1952 - 8vo. 1st edition. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, One of 90 copies, this one unnumbered. Bookplate of Alexander Neubauer to front wrapper verso. Small stain and crease to upper corner of rear wrapper. A bright, clean copy of a Joyce rarity. Fine in wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        Full of Life

      Little Brown, 1952 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, with a long inscription from Fante on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        ARTE DE BARBERO-PELUQUERO-BAÑERO. Que contiene el modo de hacer la Barba, y de cortar los cabello, la construcción de toda clase de Pelucas y partes de peluca para hombres y mujeres, modas de Peinados, composición de las Pelucas viejas, de suerte que queden como nuevas: preparación de los Baños de Limpieza, y de Salud: la de las pastas depilatorias para dejar el cutis suave: la de las Pomadas para el pelo, Opiatas para los dientes, &, etc.

      - 21 hh.+234 pp.+5 láminas plegadas. Magnífico ejemplar impecable y con encuadernación en pergamino a la romana con título rotulado en lomera. La encuadernación está firmada por el maestro BRUGALLA (1952). 15x10,5. Imp. de Andres Ramírez. Madrid, 1771. LIBROS ANTIGUOS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Galgo]
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        Player Piano

      Scribners, 1952 A near fine first edition (Scribner's A and seal on the copyright page), signed by Vonnegut on the title page, in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        La Tragique Histoire d'Hamlet. Traduction Par Eugène Morand et Marcel Schwob. Illustrations En Couleurs De Philippe Jullian Gravées Sur Bois Par Théo Schmied.

      Libraire Auguste Blaizot, Paris 1952 - 145pp. en papel de hilo superior, vélin de Lana. Sumamente ilustrado a color. Muy cuidad impresión a varias tintas. Edición total de solo 190 ejemplares. (nº122). En rama, bien guardado en caja de editorial. Size: 30 x 24 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        French Country Cooking. Decorated by John Minton. [Second Impression]. SECOND IMPRESSION IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      John Lehmann [1952] 8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with frontispiece, illustrated title, and numerous full - page and smaller illustrations in the text, small, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper, fore - edge very lightly speckled; original holland cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in bright, clean unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped (just affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. Published four months after the first impression. David's second book, and to many the finest of the three classic titles that changed the nature of English cookery for ever. In common with her first work 'A Book of Mediterranean Food' this volume is greatly enhanced by the wonderful Minton illustrations. All early issues are very scarce in anything like this condition

      [Bookseller: antiquarian bookshop Island Books]
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        En Attendant Godot

      Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1952. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. First trade edition, first printing, in the original French. Approaching Near Fine, with toning to pages, spine and lightly to wraps, light soiling and light wear to wraps, with light wear to base of spine. Beckett's masterpiece was first composed and published in French and performed in 1953 at the Theatre de Babylone in Paris. It would later be translated into English by Beckett himself.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1952 - Octavo, boards. First edition. ". an effective standalone blend of mystery and adventure on a world where unspecified disaster has been foretold by a highly specialist expert now lost to amnesia." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online). "Minor early Asimov set against the interstellar background of the Trantorian Empire (about to become the galactic empire of the 'Foundation' series). A complex adventure with an anti-racist theme." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 83. Endpapers mildly tanned, touch of fade to edges of boards, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing at edges. An attractive copy. (#155202) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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      London: Jarrolds Publishers Ltd., 1952. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); second binding in green cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 232pp. The author's own copy, posthumously inscribed by his widow, the Lady Beatrice Child Villiers, on the front endpaper: "From the library of Lord Dunsany / B. Dunsany / January 1959." Hint of toning to base of spine and lower board edges, with lower corners gently tapped (though still sharp); Very Good+. Dustjacket is edgeworn and spine-sunned, with shallow losses to corners and spine ends (no loss to text) and a triangular chip to upper left corner of rear panel; handful of short tears, rear panel grubby, with lower corner of front flap clipped and a price of 6/- net left of the clip; Very Good. Late collection of 26 stories mixing fantasy and detective fiction. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title. Queen's Quorum 109; Joshi & Schweitzer IA90.a; Hubin p.129.

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        In Country Sleep And Other Poems ( Signed By The Author )

      A First U.S.A. Printing published in conjunction with the trade edition in 1952. Number 12 of only 100 copies issued in a limited edition which were printed on Stoneridge paper and Signed by the Author on the limitation page.Tipped in portrait frontispiece of the author is from a photo by Marion Morehouse.Issued with a slipcase with a paper label title to the front panel.Both the BOOK and Slipcase are in near FINE condition.The crimson top-stain remains unfaded.No Jacket - as issued.The slipcase has had some minor repairs to the top and bottom edges.The first book appearance of 'Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night'.There was no contemporary UK edition issued.A very scarce title to find with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Wise Blood.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 - Octavo. Original yellow boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and rubbed with a couple of small splits to spine ends, circulation card envelope laid down to front pastedown, inscribed note tipped-in to front free endpaper, tape residue to front free endpaper, flaps from a later edition of the book taped to rear endpaper. Overall a very good copy, internally clean, in the repaired and restored jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, given by the author to the Shoenberg Library of the National Jewish Hospital in Colorado, with the library's stamp to the first blank. The copy is accompanied by a typed letter signed from O'Connor to Phillip Houtz, director of the hospital, dated 28 June 1952, informing him that the book would arrive shortly from her publishers. This is the author's landmark first book, of which only 3,000 copies were printed. This copy has the first issue jacket, with the $3.00 price and the correct setting of the front flap. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Paris. Edition Neuf. 1952. Erste Auflage / First Printing. 28 x 22 cm. 84 unpaginierte S. OLeinen mit montiertem s/w Foto auf dem vorderen Einbanddeckel. Unscheinbarer, kleiner Namenstempel auf dem Vorsatz am unterem Blattrand, sonst sehr gutes, frisches Exemplar. Enthält einen Text von Henry Miller und ein Nachwort von Brassai in Französisch, 64 meist ganzseitig wiedergegebene s/w Fotografien und 8 abgebildete Zeichnungen. Auf dem vorderen Einbanddeckel ein montiertes Selbstportrait des Fotografen. Sehr schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 2,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert / 20th Century, Fotografie / Photography, Frankreich / France

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Kunst und Fotograf]
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        Cropper's Cabin

      New York: Lion Books, 1952. First Edition. Paperback. Like New. First edition. Paperback original. 159 p. Fine. Typical toning to paper, very slight shelf wear along edges of back cover. An unread copy in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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