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        Femme sur fond jaune.

      Mourlot, Paris 1952 - Lithographie originale sur Arches (65 X 50 cm). Edition limitée à 150 exemplaires signés par l'artiste et non numérotés. (Saphire 118). Arches paper 65 X 50 cm. From a edition of 150 copies signed by ink and not numbered. (Saphire 118)

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 140 Pages. TRUE First Edition with the original price of $3.00 (in brown) intact on the front flap. Scribner's "A" and colophon on the copyright page as called for. There are two issues that prevent me from literally saying "fresh from the case" on this copy. The first is the lettering on the spine. It is a bit rubbed in a few places. The second issue is a nearly undetectable 1/3 inch closed tear on the bottom of the rear dust jacket panel. Hints of toning to the endpapers. The single nicest condition copy we have ever actually seen in person. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books]
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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S 1952 - FIRST EDITION, NEAR FINE IN COMPLETE AND PROTECTED DUSTWRAPPER. HAS THE SCRIBNERS SEAL TO THE REVERSE OF THE TITLE PAGE, BUT NOT THE 'A'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La paroi et la prairie

      1952. Glm, Paris 1952, 12,5x20cm, broché. - Glm, Paris 1952, 12,5x20cm, broché. - Edizione in parte originale, uno dei pochi esemplari su pergamena fuori commercio giustificata dall'autore. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore Raymond Queneau. Indietro e stoviglie poco e marginalmente superato senza gravità. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale, un des quelques exemplaires sur vélin hors commerce justifiés par l'auteur. Précieux envoi autographe signé de René Char à Raymond Queneau. Dos et plats très légèrement et marginalement passés sans gravité.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Foundation and Empire

      Gnome Press Publishers, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Isaac Asimov on the front endpaper. This original dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the edges. The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's red cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Asimov First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Filles de la pluie. Scènes de la vie ouessantine. Lithographies originales de Pierre Dehay.

      Paris, Les Bibliophiles Franco-Suisses, 1952 (29 décembre). Broché, couvertures rempliées, chemise avec titre au dos, étui, in-4 en feuilles de 3ff.-260 pages et 3ff. Exemplaire imprimé spécialement pour Georges Wendling. Édition tirée à 120 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vélin dArches et illustré de 38 lithographies de Pierre DEHAY, dont 9 hors-texte, 8 sur double-page. Cet ouvrage est enrichi dune suite des lithographies sur papier Chine, un dessin original à lencre de chine (Rose Héré, un souvenir du Vesper, p.121) signé et annoté par lartiste et dune litho supplémentaire sur double-page ne figurant pas dans lillustration, sur papier Chine. Édité par les soins de J. Exbrayat et Georges Wendling, Fequet et Baudier comme typographe, et Desjobert comme imprimeur lithographe.

      [Bookseller: Au cri de la chouette]
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        Bogazkoy-Hattusa: Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen des Deutschen Archaologischen Instituts und der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft in den Jahren 1931-1939. I. Architektur, Topographie, Landeskunde, und Siedlungsgeschichte

      184 pp. text on archeological research undertaken at the site in the Black Sea region of Turkey that was the location of the ancient Hittite capital city of Hattusa and the nearby holy site Yazilikaya, including detailed descriptions and analyses of the area's topography, geography, architecture of both urban and outlying areas, the history of the settlement, gravesites, remains of structures, utilitarian objects, ceramics, etc., ext. notes incl. bibliographic material, charts, indices, 41 text illustrations, most showing line drawings, 64 fine plates after photographs and maps, 14 additional folding maps (several quite large) laid in rear. Sm. folio. Orig. printed wrpps. Stuttgart (Kohlhammer) 1952. (63. Wissenschaftliche Veroffentlichung der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft). The first volume of the exhaustive scholarly report.

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        Le Chien aboyant à la Lune. Der Hund der den Mond anbellt. The dog barking at the moon.

      - Farblithographie, Paris bei Teriade, 1952, 35,2x52,2 cm, im Stein signiert (Mourlot 189) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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        Tendre comme le souvenir.

      Paris, Gallimard, 1952 ; in-12 ; plein maroquin vert anglais, dos à nerfs pincés, titre doré, contreplats doublés de box couleur mastic entouré d'un listel de maroquin identique aux plats, garde de soie-moire vert amande, tranches ébarbées dorées, étui bordé de même maroquin (Leroux) ; 354 pp. (y compris le premier feuillet blanc), (1) f. d'achevé d'imprimer, 3 ff. hors-texte de reproduction en fac-similé recto-verso, sur papier couché brillant deux faces. Edition originale, un des 27 exemplaires numérotés sur Madagascar (N°20) du tirage de tête, après deux exemplaires hors-commerce sur Japon.Très bel exemplaire avec juste le dos très légèrement éclairci.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Clagahé]
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        Entretiens avec André Parinaud. Collection Le Point du Jour.

      Nouvelle Revue Française., Paris 1952 - 8vo. Original paper wrappers, uncut, 318 pp., index. (M.41). Édition originale de cet ouvrage fondamental pour connaître Breton. This copy S.P. Covers a little rubbed, paper yellowed. With a presentation inscription from Breton to J.B.Brunius, the English based Surrealist. From the library of the English Surrealist writer and bibliophile John Lyle with his bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set, with Supplement Set: 10-Volume Gateway to the Great Books

      64 total volumes: 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, with 10-volume Gateway to the Great Books Set. Great books set includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Sterne; Fielding; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; Hegel; Goethe; Melville; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; William James; Freud. The Gateway to the Great Books includes: Introduction & Syntopical Guide; Imaginative Literature 2-4; Critical Essays; Man and Society 6-7; Natural Science; Mathematics; Philosophical Essays. The Great Ideas Program includes An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education; The Development of Political Theory and Government; Foundations of Science and Mathematics; Religion and Theology; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence; Imaginative Literature I & II; Ethics: The Study of Moral Values; Biology, Psychology and Medicine; Philosophy. The two supplemental volumes are Family Participation Plan for reading and discussing the Great Books of the Western World & Wisdom of the Great Books of the Western World.Keywords: MULTI-VOLUME SETS ANTHOLOGY WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD 64 total volumes: 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, with 10-volume Gateway to the Great Books Set. Please note, we will not charge extra for domestic shipments (the additional cost of shipping has been built into the price of the set). Boards of a few volumes lightly rubbed. Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952. Collectible; Like New/No Jacket.

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        Salvador Dali Signed Drawing.

      1952. Large drawing drawn by the caricaturist Jeff Sparks, boldly signed by Salvador Dali, "Dali, 1952." Also signed by Sparks. The drawing measures 14 inches by 21 inches. Matted and framed, entire piece measures 19 inches by 26.5 inches. In fine condition. was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter. Dal? was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dal?'s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. Dal? attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.

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        Wise Blood

      Harcourt, Brace 1952 - 1st printing, stated First Edition, 1952 Harcourt, Brace. Flannery O'Connor's first novel. Good+ copy. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Top of pages slightly stained, rear board shows minor blemishing along with some wear along the top edge. The previous owner signed her name in pencil on the first page; it has been erased but is still faintly visible. No dist jacket, otherwise this is a very good copy of this scarce collector's item! Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BookHouse On-Line]
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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY. Men at Arms.-Officers and gentlemen.-Unconditional surrender

      Chapman & Hall.London.,1952-61. FIRST EDITION.Three volumes.Very good copies finely bound in recent full blue morocco,raised bands,gilt.Single gilt ruled border to boards.Top edges gilt.Nice set.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Contes mystérieux et fantastiques

      Paris, Société Normande des amis du livre, 1952 In-4 (25,5cm x 33cm) de [2ff.]; 95pp. & [5ff.] Tiré à 75 exemplaires sur BFK rives. 11 gravures sur cuivre en noir dont frontispice, 4 hors-texte et un cul-de-lampe par Léonor Fini En feuilles, sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui Exemplaire n°48 imprimé pour Mr Robert Israel. Bel exemplaire, étui en bel état, dos de la chemise décoloré, ombres sur la couverture en bel état par ailleurs; intérieur en bel état, frais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Eppe Frères]
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        IMAGES À LA SAUVETTE Photographies par Henri CARTIER-BRESSON.

      Editions Verve Paris 1952 In-folio ( 370 X 275 mm ) non paginé, cartonnage crème à la bradel illustré en couleurs spécialement pour cette édition par Henri MATISSE sous rhodoïd. 126 photographies hors-texte de Henri CARTIER-BRESSON. Le tirage des épreuves originales à été exécuté par Pierre GASSMAN. EDITION ORIGINALE de l'un des plus beau livre illustré par le célèbre photographe. Très bel exemplaire, condition rare. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        DERRIÈRE LE MIROIR N°48-49. G. BRAQUE. Juin 1952.

      Maeght Editeur, Paris 1952. Vol. in-4 en feuilles (380 x 280 mm), 12 pages, couverture en couleurs. 6 LITHOGRAPHIES EN COULEURS DONT 2 À DOUBLE PAGE de G. Braque. Textes d' Alberto Giacometti "Gris, brun, noir..." et Jean Grenier. DLM publié en juin 1952 pour l'exposition Georges BRAQUE à la Galerie Maeght. Exemplaire de la PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. De toute rareté. Très belles lithographies d'après Georges Braque. Le retirage est sur un papier plus épais, c'est celui que l'on rencontre généralement. Excellent état.

      [Bookseller: Patrice Jeudy - Livres Anciens et Modern]
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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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Inscriptions du Cambodge (3 Vols in one)

      White Lotus, Paris 1952 - Inscriptions du Cambodge (3 Vols in one) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Medal Collector - The Medal Collector Bulletin,

      - 1. Band: Vol. 3 (1952), Nr. 1 - 12, Vol. 4 (1953), Nr. 1 - 6 (Januar bis Dezember) 2. Band: Vol. 1 (1954) Nr. 1 - 12, Vol. 2. (1955), Nr. 1 - 12, Vol. 1956, Nr. Jan. - March, 3. Band: Vol. 1956, Nr. April - Dec., Vol. 1957, Nr. Jan. - Dec., Vol. 9 (1958) Nr. 1 - 6 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 10 (1959), Nr. 1 - 6 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 11 (1960), Nr. 1 - 6 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 12 (1961), No. 1 - 10 (Jan. - Dec.), 4. Band: Vol. 13 (1962), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 14 (1963), No. 1 - 12 (Jan - Dec.), Vol. 15 (1964) No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), 5. Band: Vol. 16 (1965), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 17 (1966), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), 6. Band: Vol. 18 (1967), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), Vol. 19 (1968), No. 1 - 12 (Jan. - Dec.), verschiedene Formate, 1. Band in Halbleinen, 2. - 6. Band in Ganzleinen gebunden Zustand 2 (R201A) ZUSAMMEN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First. First edition. Some spotting to the boards, and one very faint stain on the front board, else a very good plus copy in an attractive, very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with a corresponding stain on the front panel, and a little wear at the extremities. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of Hemingway's most beloved books, seen by many as a late-career return to form. The title which cinched the Nobel Prize for the author. Basis for the John Sturges film with Spencer Tracy. A presentable copy. Burgess 99. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Jean Santeuil. Préface d'André Maurois.

      Paris, Gallimard, 15 mai 1952. 3 volumes in-12, demi-maroquin à coins, dos à 4 nerfs, date en queue, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée Jean-Etienne. Edition originale posthume. Un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil Lafuma. Très bel exemplaire. N° 842.

      [Bookseller: Livres de A à Z]
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        Brassaï. Revue Neuf n°5.

      Paris, Revue Neuf, 1952.In-4 de [84]pages, pleine toile rouge, premier plat orné d'un portrait au trois quart de Brassaï, dos passé, coiffe supérieure à peine frottée. Toutes les photographies sont de Brassaï. Beau numéro de cette revue, présenté ici dans sa version reliée (paraît d'abord broché la même année). Avec un texte liminaire d'Henry Miller, L'oeil de Paris, et de Brassaï un poème, "Joyeuse nuit de Noël", des "Souvenirs de mon enfance" et des "Notes". Ultra rare...

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy. Men at Arms; Officers and Gentlemen; Unconditional Surrender.

      1952-1961 1952 - Three volumes. First editions. 8vo., original cloth, dust jackets, preserved in a folding box. London, Chapman & Hall. Inscribed by the author to Ronald Knox in the second volume, Officers and Gentlemen: ?For Ronnie with homage from Evelyn.? Waugh and Knox became friends when Waugh converted to Roman Catholicism in 1930: Knox, who combined a Church career as RC chaplain at the University of Oxford with the authorship of detective novels, was almost as celebrated a prose stylist as Waugh. Like Waugh he was a convert, and like Waugh he came from a bourgeois background but was happiest among the aristocracy. Waugh was with him when he died and was his literary executor, the duties of which included his biography, published in 1959: ?Ronnie's death has transformed my life. Instead of sitting about bored and idle, I am busy all day long both writing his life and managing his affairs. Ronnie's close business associates are all scrupulous dotards who write to me by every post. That part is a fiendish nuisance but I am absolutely absorbed in the biography.? A near fine set, spines just a little faded, some light water staining to the cloth of the inscribed volume: the jacket to that volume seemingly supplied. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        The Ivory Grin

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1952 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Second Printing, May 1952 stated on the copyright page. Book has slight edge wear and fading along top edges. The dust jacket has the original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap. Negligible chipping at the corners and spine ends. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Spectrophotometric Studies on the Combination of Trypan Blue and Related Dyes with the Plasma Albumin of the Rat, Guinea pig, and the Baboon

      S. Afr. J. Med Sci., (1952), 17, 61-72. PAMPHLET. S. Afr. J. Med Sci., (1952), 17, 61-72 Offprint. Self-wrappers as issued. First separate edition. Rare. Staples little rusted else very good. * . Very Good.

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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, formerly owned by "one of America's premier diplomats" and the only U.S. Ambassador to Britain to serve three different U.S. presidents in the post.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, first printing of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches, with noteworthy provenance, having been owned by ?one of America?s premier diplomats? and the only U.S. Ambassador to Britain to hold his post under three different presidents. (ANB) During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - Member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But his enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.? Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. Further, the books each measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. The sole previous ownership marks are the illustrated bookplates of ?Staunton Hill? bearing the name ?Bruce? affixed to each front pastedown. Staunton Hill is an 1848 Gothic Revival estate in Brookneal, Virginia, designed by architect John Evan Johnson and built for one-time Virginia state senator Charles Bruce, whose son was a U.S. Senator and whose grandson, the former owner of this set, served in Europe during the Second World War and became ?one of America?s premier diplomats?. (ANB) It was David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce (1898-1977) who restored Staunton Hill before passing it on to his children. Bruce is the only American to have served as Ambassador to France, the Republic of Germany, and the United Kingdom. He helped with implementation of the Marshall Plan, was recruited to help set up the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, and later became the first U.S. liaison officer to China and a NATO ambassador. Bruce was appointed U.S. Ambassador to London by President Kennedy and held the post for a record eight years, serving three different presidents. As U.S. Ambassador to Britain, Bruce held ?immense influence with both Conservative and Labor governments and was popular with the British public as well.? Bruce was serving in London when Churchill was gifted with honorary United States citizenship by the U.S. Congress and President Kennedy. Bruce?s ?record of six major ambassadorial assignments under six presidents will surely never be equaled. He was a negotiator and conciliator of legendary skill, a draftsman of brilliantly acute reports, and a consummate host.? (ANB) This first edition, first printing, three-volume set is very good in good dust jackets, showing some age and wear, but nonetheless sound. The blue cloth bindings are square and tight, marred only by a bump to the lower front Volume II cover and a hint of mottling to the Volume I rear cover. The contents remain clean with only a trace of spotting confined to the endpapers and page edges. The dust jackets are unclipped with trivial losses confined to the spine ends corners and modest overall wear to extremities. The chief flaw is toning and soiling to the spines. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

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        Carmen suivi de " La course de taureaux " + dessin original pour épreuve en " vernis mou ".

      Editions des Deux-Rives 1952. In-4 en feuilles de 164 pages au format 17,5 x 22,5 cm. Superbe couverture illustrée rempliée, tirée en lithographie couleurs. Un des 75 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin BFK ( n° 72 ) avec 15 superbes lithographies originales couleur d'Edouard Chimot ( couverture & 14 hors texte ), complet de la pointe sèche spéciale & de la suite en noir des illustrations. Etat proche du neuf. Rare édition originale illustrée à laquelle on joint un dessin original réalisé sur une feuille de papier fin, type papier de soie, au crayon à mine dure, avec au bas la signature de Chimot à l'encre bleue, accompagnée de cette phrase destinée au graveur " dessin pour vernis mou ". Le dessin a été plié en diagonale. Format 16,5 x 19 cm.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        Peintures par Chi Pai Shih - Paintings by Chi Pai Shi

      Peking, Rong Bao Xhai Studio [1952]. 1 volume, concertina-style album of woodblock paintings, 1 page of introduction and 22 color prints, boards covered with chinese motives silk, despite some light foxing, a very good copy. A very rare and collectible item. This album shows 22 works of art by Chi Pai Shih, consisting mostly of fruit, flowers and animals.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Indosiam]
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        Invisible Man.

      New York: Random House,, 1952. Octavo. Original black and buff cloth, title to spine white, decoration to spine black. With the dust jacket. Some minor spotting to endleaves and edges. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with some minor creasing, shallow chips to extremities, partial split to joints repaired on verso. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the writer and publisher Frank Sheed (1897-1981) on the front free endpaper, "For Frank Sheed, who impresses me as being that rare man who not only publishes books but who also reads them - sincerely, Ralph Ellison. May, 1952." Sheed, an Australian-born lawyer, created the imprint Sheed & Ward with his wife, Masie Ward, publishing authors such as G. K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh, and Ronald Knox. This novel, Ellison's first, won the National Book Award in 1953 and was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the twentieth-century by Time magazine and The Modern Library.

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        A travers nos Vignes. Illustré par Maurice Brianchon.

      Paris, Klein, 1952. 285 X 375 mm. broché sous double emboitage. 49 pp. E.O. illustrée par Maurice Brianchon d'une eau-forte originale sur la couverture et de 9 planches coloriées. Tirage limité à 305 ex. 1/5 ex. hors commerce, brochés, paraphés par l'éditeur, avec une suite de l'eau-forte originale et des planches en couleurs.

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens et moderne]
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        Les Amants de Venise. Burins originaux de Camille-P. Josso.

      Paris Aux dépens de l'artiste 1952 grand in-4 en feuilles Paris, Aux dépens de l'artiste, 1952. 33,5 x 26 cm, grand in-4, 310 (11) pp. - 47 gravures en noir dont une en frontispice et 4 à double page, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et imprimée de feutre noir, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Tirage à 220 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 25 sur Auvergne du Val de Laga, comportant une SUITE d'états avec remarques sur Auvergne "Canton", une SUITE d'états définitifs sur Auvergne vert d'eau, un CUIVRE, un DESSIN original et un CROQUIS (n° 31, signé par l'artiste). Cette édition réalisée par l'artiste suite à la maladie de l'éditeur Pierre de Tartas comporte in fine un poèmes inédit de Maurras, "Hommage au graveur des Amants de Venise". Rare avec le cuivre. Petites usures à la couverture et à l'emboîtage, sans gravité. (MONOD, 7983) Très bon

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        Ohne Titel, 1952 - Mischtechnik auf Papier, 83,5 x 59,5 cm - gerahmt. / Zen 49 / Informel / Lyrische Abstraktion.

      Hubert Berke 1952 - Hubert Berke wurde 1908 in Buer (heute Gelsenkirchen-Buer) geboren. Er studierte unter Wilhelm Worringer (1881-1965) und Fritz Burmann (1892-1945) in Königsberg, und war ab 1932 einer der letzten Schüler von Paul Klee (1879-1940) an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Nachdem Paul Klee 1933 Deutschland verlassen musste, setzte Hubert Berke seine Studien 1934 bei Heinrich Nauen (1880-1940) am Niederrhein fort. Danach ließ er sich in Köln nieder. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gehörte er 1947 zusammen mit den Malern Hann Trier, Joseph Fassbender, Georg Meistermann, Eugen Batz und anderen Persönlichkeiten der rheinischen kulturellen Szene zu den Begründern der „Alfterer Donnerstagsgesellschaft." 1951 schloss er sich der Künstlergruppe „ZEN 49" an. Hubert Berke gilt als einer der wichtigsten deutschen Vetreter des lyrischen Informel. -- Rahmen-Aussen-Masse 106 x 82,5 cm. - Rahmen leicht berieben. -- Versand deutschlandweit per Spedition inklusive. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Air mexicain

      Librairie Arcanes, 1952. - Librairie Arcanes, Paris 1952, 19,5x25cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Prima edizione, una delle 249 copie numerate su BFK Rives, solo 1 pareggio con l'Olanda e il 24 crema tessevano Renage. Libro illustrato con 4 litografie a colori di Rufino Tamayo. La nostra copia è arricchita con una multa in seguito a 4 litografie di Rufino Tamayo di solito riservati ai copie della edizione deluxe. Raro esemplare e curato presentati nella vecchia caso rosa. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 249 exemplaires numérotés sur B.F.K. de Rives, seul tirage avec 1 Hollande et 24 vélin crème de Renage. Ouvrage illustré de 4 lithographies en couleurs de Rufino Tamayo. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une suite in-fine des 4 lithographies de Rufino Tamayo habituellement réservées aux exemplaires du tirage de tête. Rare et agréable exemplaire présenté sous étui vieux rose.

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        Derrière le Miroir n° 44-45. CHAGALL. Mars 1952.

      Paris, Maeght éditeur, 1952. In-folio (380 x 280 mm) en feuilles, 12 pages. 2 LITHOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES EN COULEURS à double page. DLM publié mars 1952 pour l'exposition de sculptures, céramiques et gravures de CHAGALL à la Galerie Maeght. Textes de Gaston Bachelard, Charles Estienne et Ambroise Vollard. Exemplaire du tirage original et unique en très bon état. Petits défauts au papier de couverture en pied gauche du premier plat. Rare

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        [Gravure] Frontispice pour Le Con d'Irène [épreuve d'artiste signée]

      Paris Jean-Jacques Pauvert 1952aucune reliure 32,5 x 25 cm (feuille), 16,5 x 12 cm (sujet). Rare épreuve d'artiste, tirée sur vélin et signée de cette gravure pour le frontispice de l'édition du Con d'Irène donnée par Jean-Jacques Pauvert en 1952. Le livre, tiré à 100 exemplaires, est rare. Le frontispice, un peu moins profond que notre épreuve, n'y est pas signé. Il n'existe probablement que peu d'épreuves, comme la nôtre, signées, tirées à part et grandes de marge. Bel état. (DUTEL, 1764) Très bon

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        A History of Chinese Philosophy: Vol. 1 - The Period of the Philosophers; Vol. 2 - The Period of Classical Learning

      Princeton University, NJ, 1952. 2nd edition. Hardcover. Fine. Since its original publication in Chinese in the 1930s, this work has been accepted by Chinese scholars as the most important contribution to the study of their country's philosophy. In 1952 the book was published by Princeton University Press in an English translation by the distinguished scholar of Chinese history, Derk Bodde, "the dedicated translator of Fung Yu-lan's huge history of Chinese philosophy" (New York Times Book Review) [Princeton University Press] "Feng [adopted] a modern approach to Chinese philosophy. His method was to interpret and appreciate tradition as a valuable historical legacy… [stressing] that true philosophy came from observing nature and social life... [Feng defined] Chinese thought and Western thought in terms of the common category of zhexue or ‘philosophy.” [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] Very clean; pages in excellent condition. Ex-univesity library copy; apparently unread. Expertly rebound. Both a unique and an unmatched history. More than 1,200 pages. Fold-out maps. 2ND EDITION.

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        Catcher in the Rye

      Little Brown & Co, Boston 1952 - Near fine in a very good price clipped dust jacket. Evidence of sticker removal on front paste down, ink name (of General A. M. Patch, a well known WWII veteran) stamped on front end paper and rear paste down. A cut out of the rear flap from a different copy is taped to the rear end paper. Dust jacket with the first edition picture of Salinger on the rear panel, but possibly supplied from a different printing, as it is one eighth of an inch larger than the volume. Jacket spine toned, water marks on the jacket verso, spine seams split but intact. Two inch closed tear at bottom of rear panel, extending into the Salinger photo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maclean's, Canada's National Magazine, November (Nov.) 1, 1952 - Looting Our History on Manitoulin Island

      Maclean Hunter, 1952. 64 pages. Features: This issue features, for the first time, cover art by James Hill of Hamilton, featuring an actual scene of a snow sleigh being painted in Dundas, Ontario during a light snow; Great colour ad for Allis - Chalmers Rumely, Ltd. inside front cover features their equipment mining uranium ore ungerground; Household Finance ad features photo of Mr. S.B. Kelly, Manager of the Richmond St., London, Ontario office; One - page two - colour ad for Thor household appliances; Nothing Sacred About the Two - Party System (Editorial); Column on B.C.'s Socred government; Nice colour ad for Canadian General Electric features six of their clocks; Canada's best - loved Governor - General, Lord Alexander, becomes Defense Minister of Great Britain - article with many photos; Benny's Happy Family - nearly four hundred veterans and their wives, and fourteen hundred children live at Benny Farm, a huge apartment development in Montreal's suburb of Notre Dame de Grace - article with five photos; Keep Away from Laura - fiction by Morley Callaghan; The Mysterious Kingdom of the Saguenay - photo - illustrated article (including photo of Madame Gunder Olsen sitting outside her home; How Mackenzie King Won His Greatest Gamble - the fantastic events of 1926 showed him as a true political genius; They're Looting Our History - American collectors and tourists armed with shovels are carting away the story of Canada's dim past from Manitoulin Island - article with photos; When Sears Joins Up with Simpson's - great photo - illustrated article on this important Canadian department store merger; Why the Braden's Don't Come Home - Photo - illustrated article on Bernie and Barbara Braden, once of Vancouver, who now have jobs in British TV, radio, stage and movies; Colour Sweet Caps (Caporal) ad features puffing majorette; Colour centrefold ad for Westinghouse home appliances; Prest - O - Lite ad features photo of Boston Bruin Milt Schmidt in action; Interesting illustrated ad for film "Androcles and the Lion" with heading "Barbaric revelry to fire the senses of the world... in the story of history's most sin - swept era!"; Nice colour ad for Aylmer Golden Corn; Nice colour ad for Champion spark plugs features boy throwing snowball; Uncommon Stelco ad features photos of their new 673 - foot ore unloading bridge at Hamilton, their new blast furnace at Hamilton Works, and their new Open Hearth Furnace at Hamilton; Nice two - page Buick ad; and more. Light wear. Unmarked. A high - quality copy of this lovely vintage issue. Magazine

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        THE RAVEN

      Aux dépens de Pierrre Worms, Paris 1952. Volume in-4 en feuilles sous portefeuille à rabats noir et rouge titré au dos, lacets. 10 eaux-fortes originales hors-texte et 12 gravures sur bois de Mario Prassinos. Tirage à 62 exemplaires seulement, celui-ci : 1 DES 3 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR JAPON SIGNÉ AU CRAYON ROUGE PAR L'ARTISTE comprenant les eaux-fortes et les bois dans leur état définitif et 3 suites complètes : Une suite sur Auvergne des 10 gravures en 1er état toutes justifiées et signées au crayon, une suite en deuxième état toutes les gravures également signées au crayon, la suite des 12 bois sur Japon et UN DESSIN ORIGINAL À L'ENCRE DE CHINE SIGNÉ. Le chef-d'oeuvre de l'artiste. Précieux exemplaire du livre le plus recherché de Mario Prassinos en condition parfaite. Rarissime.

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        Foundation and Empire

      New York: Gnome Press, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First issue, Currey's "A" binding in state "A" jacket, with all points. A Near Fine copy of the book with some foxing on the spine and darkening at the inner hinges from the publisher's glue, otherwise a sharp example. In a Very Good (or a little better) dust jacket with minor chips and wear at the spine ends and corners and light foxing, mostly on the flap folds. The second book in Asimov's famed "Foundation Trilogy," winner of the 1966 Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" and loosely based on Gibbon's "History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket.

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        LA CUCINA ITALIANA. Giornale di gastronomia per le famiglie e per i buongustai. Fondata nel 1929 da Delia Notari.

      1952-1999. In-8, brossura originale. Di questa famosa rivista mensile illustrata, ca. 100 pagine ogni numero, offriamo una raccolta di 48 annate complete, dal 1952 (Anno I della "Nuova Rivista di Cucina") al 1999. Segnaliamo inoltre che 10 annate hanno in più un "Numero Speciale" e precisamente: 1986 (Supplemento al n. 10) - 1988 (Speciale di Primavera) - 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998 (Speciale di Natale) e 1999 (Speciale di Natale + un ulteriore Supplemento). "La Cucina Italiana" è dal 1929 il più autorevole mensile di gastronomia e di cultura alimentare, e di più lunga tradizione in Italia e nel resto del mondo. E' ricchissimo non solo di ricette ma anche di rubriche, segnalazioni di nuove tendenze, novità di cucina e consigli per la casa. In questa importante raccolta, solo pochi fascicoli hanno lievi mancanze al dorso, altrimenti è tutta ben conservata, e 11 annate (dal 1952 al 1963 - tranne il 1958) sono contenute in un cofanetto editoriale in tela rossa.

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