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        The Nymphs of Fiesole

      Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1952. with the woodcuts made by Bartolommeo di Giovanni for a lost quattrocento edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and have now been reassembled and recut. Postscript by Hans Mardersteig. #86 of 225 copies. A fine copy without any foxing to deckle edges or fading to vellum spine. With 23 woodcuts re-cut by Fritz Kredel and 1 facsimile title-page. XI, 127 (1). Tall 8vo (8" x 11 ˝"). Publisher’s half vellum gilt fillet, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, decorative patterned boards, vellum tips. Printed in Griffon type on the hand-press on Fabriano paper. One of the most important books of the Officina Bodoni. This edition attempts to restore the original series of woodcuts made for the "Ninfale" by Bartolome di Giovanni (fl 1488 - d. 1501) , to whom we owe the designs for most of the woodcuts to be found in Florentine illustrated books of the last decade of the 15th century. The poem of Boccaccio was written in about 1344-46, translated into French by Anthony Guerin and then into English prose by John Goubourne, (who probably did not know Italian) where it was published in 1597 by Ia R. For William Blackman “dwelling neere the great North Doore of Paules.

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        Archive - RAF Service in Sudan - Photographs & Documents - Forced Landing, Aircraft Rescue & Salvage

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

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        This Island Earth

      Chicago: Shasta Press, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. 220pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/2 green cloth over decorative gray boards. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by the author in ink on the title page. Inscription reads: "Kindest Regards - Raymond F. Jones." This is the author's best-known work, and the basis of 1955 film of the same name.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        En attendant Godot [Waiting for Godot]

      Les Editions de Minuit, 1952, but later - ca. 1959. Later printing of first edition (16th thousand.), 1952, but later - ca. 1959.. Later printing of first edition (16th thousand.). Minor edge wear and small bookseller's label to interior of rear wrapper. Laid into custom made, suitable Beckettian clambshell case.. Original wrappers. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Samuel Beckett.

      [Bookseller: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA]
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        East of Eden, the publisher's signed and limited issue of the first edition, in slipcase

      

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        La Vie Sandegravecrete de Salvador Dali

      

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        The Vagrant Mood

      London: William Heinemann, 1952. Limited Numbered First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine/Near Fine Slipcase. A lovely Limited Numbered First Edition signed by the author. Numbered 213 of 500 Limited Edition copies. Bound in half mushroom calf with blue calf boards, the book is in Near Fine condition with only touches of light wear. With gold top edge gilt, rough cut edges, and the remnants of the scarce glassine dustjacket. The slipcase is black and solid with only light wear at the corners. A beautiful copy and a scarce important signature.

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        Féerie pour une autre fois

      Edition originale, un des 1050 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur.Cartonnage de l'éditeur relié d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet.Bel exemplaire. Gallimard Paris 1952 11,5x18cm reliure de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Natural

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. First edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        No Man is an Island

      The National Women's Committee of Brandeis University, Los Angeles 1952 - Stapled wraps. An address delivered by Bradbury in 1952 to the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Women's Committee of Brandeis University. Signed by Bradbury to title page. Fine condition. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 10 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Zorba the Greek

      John Lehmann, 1952 First Edition & First Edition in English with Kazantzakis' name spelled "Kazantzaki" both on the dust jacket & on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book near fine, two front corners very slightly bent, previous owner's inscription on front free end paper, some minor darkening and foxing on paste-downs and end papers, book shop stamp at bottom of rear paste-down, some foxing on inside of dj, no soiling. Flap price 15s.net. The basis for the 1964 film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn. Comes in custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Charlotte’s Web

      

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        Vol. III: Decorated Chapels of the Meroitic Pyramids at Meroë and Barkal.

      MFA, Boston 1952 - Very rare. MFA, Boston, 1952. First edition. Large folio, vii & 5 pages, 34 plates. Contemporary cloth with boards. Ex-libris Allan Boley. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere. Presented to Wernher von Braun.

      Albuquerque: U. New Mexico Press, 1952. White, Clayton Samuel (1912-2004) and Otis O. Benson, Jr. (1902-82). Physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere: A study of the aeropause. xxiv, 611pp. 46 plates, including colored frontispiece. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1952. 255 x 172 mm. Original cloth, printed dust-jacket, light wear. Very good copy. Presentation Copy, inscribed in White’s hand to Wernher von Braun (1912-77) on the front free endpaper: “for Dr. W. von Braun / With the compliments of the Editors. / Clayton S. White Otis. / O. Benson Jr. C.S.W. / Wernher, / My personal thanks for your contribution and for your help. / Best regards, / Sam.” First Edition of the proceedings of the first international symposium on space medicine, summarizing research done in the United States from the end of World War II to November 1951. During this time the United States was starting to develop its space program, which had begun with the U.S.’s acquisition of German rocket technology and specialists after the defeat of the Nazis in 1945. One of the leaders of the U.S. space program was Wernher von Braun, the recipient of this copy, who had helped design the V-2 rocket in Nazi Germany; after coming to the United States, von Braun served as director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and was the chief architect of the Saturn V rocket that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon in 1969. Von Braun participated in the symposium, contributing a paper on “The return of a winged rocket vehicle from a satellite orbit to the Earth” (pp. 432-440); the paper consisted of a partial excerpt from von Braun’s Das Marsprojekt (1952). Garrison-Morton.com 7175.

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        Ich sah und schnitt in Holz. Mit 40 Original-Holzschnitten (numerierte Ausgabe)

      Hergestellt bei Paul Hartung Hamburg, 1952 - Herausgegeben in einer Auflage von 300 numerierten Exemplaren (hier vorliegend No. 138). Hardcoverausgabe (24 x 20,5 cm), Originalpappband mit Deckelvignette, sämtliche 40 Holzschnitte in einwandfrei sauberer Erhaltung. Regal-HH-apw42559 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orm og Tyr.

      Kbhvn.: Wivels Forlag 1952. Med Træsnit af Sven Havsteen-Mikkelsen. 382 + [8] s. Indbundet ubeskåret med de orig. omslag og guldsnit foroven i smukt privat helbind af ufarvet nigerskind med guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet signeret Ole Olsen 1974 Co'libri. Navnestempel på inderside af forpermen.. Kettel 18. 11. 1952

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        Les Chants De Maldoror - Illustrated with 125 etchings by Bernard BUFFET

      Les Dix, Paris 1952 - #### FRANCAIS #### - PRESENTATION : grand in-4 en feuilles en deux volumes sous emboitages noirs. - ILLUSTRATION : 125 gravures originales gravées par Bernrd BUFFET. - TIRAGE : Limité à 125 exemplaires. - PAPIER : Vélin d'Arches filigrané "Les Dix" et "Maldoror". - TAILLE : 30 x 40 cm. - INFORMATIONS : Catalog Raisonné Rheims ref. #4 to 128. Premier livre illustré par Bernard Buffet, cette oeuvre monumentale comporte 125 gravures qui préfigurent l'ensemble des thèmes majeurs de Buffet : la Provence et le Sud, les paysages marins, les oiseaux et bien sûr, l'absurde, la guerre, la souffrance, les autoportraits, le fantastique. A ce titre, ce portfolio est particulièrement recherché par les mateurs. - ETAT : Très Bon état, petits défauts aux emboitages. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE #### ENGLISH #### - PRESENTATION : in-folio in leaves in two black cases. - ILLUSTRATED : With 125 original etchings by Bernard BUFFET. - PRINTER : Atelier Daragnes. - LIMITED : 125 copies, this one bears n° 57. - PAPER : Arches Vellum with watermark "Les dix", "Arches" or "Maldoror". - SIZE : 12 x 16". - REFERENCES : Catalog Raisonne Rheims References #4 to 128. - INFORMATIONS: First illustrated book created by Bernard Buffet, Maldoror is a very look fo portfolio. The collector will find in this portfolio all the classical subjects of Buffet : birds, Provence, seascape, absurdity, fantasy, self portraits. - CONDITION : Very good condition, light deffects to the cases. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Oiseau Rare.

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

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        THE DUKE OF GALLODORO: a novel (DEDICATION COPY INSCRIBED TO HIS FATHER)

      Scribner's, New York 1952 - (1/2) THE DEDICATION COPY. Black cloth. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Tan dust jacket has chips to tips of browned and rubbed spine, horizontal spine tear; panels have small chips at outer corners, some browning; split front flap internally repaired with clear archival paper tape; good, flap price intact. Tipped in is a short Autograph Note Signed: "To my dear Dada, without whose unfailing help and encouragement this book would never have been written. With my respect and my love, Aubrey. Amalfi. Feb. 18. 1952". The printed dedication reads "This first work of my maturity is for my mother and my father". Menen's father was Kali Narain Menon. Though not indicated in any way, this copy came from the library of noted Canadian author and film maker Ted Allan. "The story is laid in a small village in postwar Italy. The plot revolves around the adoption by the Duke of Gallodoro of his presumed bastard son, a street urchin who has devoted most of his tender years to becoming the best thief in the village.Under these circumstances, as a base, Mr. Menen sallies forth in all directions, wielding a wicked lance at the foibles of our time. He jousts with hypocrisy, pomposity, cynicism, morals, politics, and philosophy. " - jacket flap. Signed or inscribed books by the Indian-Irish author are uncommon in the market. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        La ballade de la geôle de Reading. - L'artiste en prison

      Falaize 1952 - - Falaize, Paris 1952, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Nouvelle édition de la traduction française établie par Jacques Bour et édition originale de la célèbre préface d'Albert Camus, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Madagascar, tirage de tête. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus : "A Michel Simon grand artiste avec les voeux chaleureux d'un de ses vieux admirateurs" enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé du traducteur Jacques Bour : "A Michel Simon qui ferait crouler tous les murs!" Rare et bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition of the French translation by Jacques Bour and first edition of the famous preface of Albert Camus, one of 50 copies numbered on vellum Madagascar, deluxe edition. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus: "A Michel Simon great artist with warm wishes from one of his old admirers" enriched autograph autograph dedication of the author signed translator Jacques Bour: "A Michel Simon that would collapse the walls! " Rare and beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Archive of 1952 Presidential Campaign Speeches

      Springfield: Stevenson Campaign Headquarters. 1952. The transcriptions of 56 speeches given by Stevenson during the Presidential election season of 1952, beginning with his welcoming address to the Democratic National Convention on July 21, when he was speaking as Governor of the host state of Illinois and before he was drafted as the Democratic Party's Presidential candidate. The second speech here begins: "I accept your nomination and your program. I should have preferred to hear those words uttered by a stronger, wiser, better man than myself." 54 more speeches follow, all issued as news releases and most on Stevenson Campaign Headquarters letterhead. The final speech was given on November 1 (Election Day was November 4). Stevenson lost to Eisenhower, winning 44% of the popular vote but carrying only 9 states. A chronological record of Stevenson's entire first run for President: each release runs 3-10 pages, so hundreds of pages of Presidential politics from a half century ago, with equal opportunity to note how much things have changed and how much they have not. Photo-reproduced legal-sized sheets; minor edge wear; a few pages detached from corner staples; large coffee ring on the first page of the second news release. In all, a near fine lot, representing these speeches' first appearance in printed form. A number of them were published in book form by Random House prior to the 1952 election, with a Foreword by John Steinbeck. First Edition. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Natural

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. First edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Wise Blood

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 A near fine first edition (so stated on copyright page) inscribed by O'Connor on the front free endpaper. Very good dust jacket still has original $3 price but has some discoloration. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition first issue with the Scribner’s seal and the “A” on the copyright page. 8vo, publisher’s original pale blue cloth in the first issue illustrated dust-jacket with portrait of Hemingway on the back panel tinted in blue. 140 pp. A fine, clean, tight, handsome and well preserved copy. A very clean and crisp copy with fine dustjacket showing only a miniscule paper chip, unobtrusive and nearly imperceptible at the spine panel. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF WHAT IS ARGUABLY, THE AUTHOR’S MOST GREATEST WORK. Hemingway’s Nobel Prize winning novel and one of the most perfect works penned in the 20th century. Eric Linklater for the Broadsheet states, “Hemingway has written nothing so beautiful as this brief tale, and nowhere, I think has his vision of heroic scars of live been so surely realized... It is a little book in space but read it three times and it grows in the mind like an old story of one’s childhood: so certain it is, so satisfying are its pains and valiancy.”

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 140 pp. Light blue cloth-covered boards with silver lettering on the spine. Price of $3.00 on front flap of jacket. Grissom A.24.1.a (Binding A, Jacket A). The last novel to be published during Hemingway's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a key influence in Hemingway's receipt of the Nobel Prize. An attractive copy of one of the most acclaimed and important works in American literature. Some rubbing to the lettering on the spine else Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear.

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        The Decisive Moment (First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Board and jacket design by Henri Matisse. 126 black and white plates with original "Captions" booklet laid-in as issued. One of the most influential collections of 20th century street photography ever released; popularized by Cartier-Bresson's unique ability to capture the emotive nature of his subjects. The book's title came from an 17th century essay by Cardinal de Retz, in which he states "there is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment." As a result, the concept of waiting for the correct "moment" has been attributed to modern photographic technique ever since. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Boards slightly bowed and toned at the edges, with light rubbing overall. Jacket has some dampstaining at the rear panel and flap, light toning at the spine, and a few closed tears. Roth 101, pp. 134-135. Parr & Badger Vol. 1, pp. 208-209.

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        TANJO IPPAN: MODELS FOR PAINTING.

      [Tokyo 1952, Unsodo]. Reprint of 1894 edition, grey accord-. ion folding boards, vols 2,3,4 of 5 vol set, very good, with. pastel and Sumi color illustrations, partial set, as is,. beautifully illustrated,delicately executed, 36 color pages.. A BEAUTIFUL & MOST DELICATE COLOR ALBUM SET OF 5 VOLUMES "Models For Painting" was celebrated as a classic and Taki enjoyed a position of influence as an outstanding Bunjin-ga artist of the Meiji era. The work was obviously influenced by Taki's observation of the two most famous classics on Chinese painting, the manuals: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN and the TEN BAMBOO STUDIO. * His brilliant impressions of birds, bugs, fish, flowers, fruits, bamboo, rocks [as in scholar's rocks] and landscapes are done with a skilled hand in pastel colors and shades of Sumi ink. A lovely, tender work, exhibiting all of the best composition of the classics. * The work is 16 x 25.5 cm., nicely executed. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        An Address Delivered by William Faulkner, Oxford, Mississippi, At The Seventeenth Annual Meeting Of Delta Council, May 15, 1952

      (Delta Council), Cleveland, MS 1952 - Slim booklet. 9.5 x 21.5 cm. [8] pp. Very scarce. Softcover. Very mild toning and spotting to the edges of the covers, else near fine in original stapled green wrappers. Staples very slightly rusted. Interior clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Cronica de cavallers catalans

      - Ed. Asociación de Bibliófilos de Barcelona. Barcelona, 1952. 33 cm. 1952-1954. Imp. Joan Sallent. Transcripció i estudi crític per Alexandre d'Armengol i de Pereyra. 2 vol.: (I) LIV-270 p., 9 f. (II) XXXI-252 p., 10 f. Il lustrat amb escuts a color. Edició numerada i nominada de 100 exemplars, en paper de fil. Lleuger senyal d'òxid.

      [Bookseller: Antiquària Malda, Llibreria]
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        LIMBO

      Random House [1952]., New York - Octavo, cloth. First edition. "Describes a pacifist but masochist society in 1990, whose members have their limbs amputated and replaced by more efficient plastic appliances." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. "On its literary merits . LIMBO is one of the best American dystopias ever written, fully comparable with WE, BRAVE NEW WORLD, and NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1221-5. "LIMBO and Vonnegut's PLAYER PIANO, both written in 1952, are without question the two outstanding novels exploring the dystopian future vision of computers and automation. Vonnegut's novel is a better one artistically, but Wolfe's is creative in its images of a future that might be possible with technologies based on cybernetic concepts, and it is penetrating in its insights about human nature." - Warrick, pp. 147-50. "Zany, action packed, Joycean in style, LIMBO is formally and conceptually complex and unremittingly analytical, both politically and psychologically." - David N. Samuelson and Curtis C. Smith (eds), Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, p. 595. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1279. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 65-7; 181-2. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 95. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 212. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1208. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 6. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 245. A little spotting to cloth along upper edge of front cover, a nearly fine copy in a bright, nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing to spine panel, touch of wear to spine ends and corners tips, and several tiny internal tape mends. (#155510) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Player Piano

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Book club edition. Signed and dated by Kurt Vonnegut, with a self-portrait. Very Good, in dust jacket. Three small water drops to topstain, which occasionally lightly extend into margins. Dust jacket shows toning to spine panel, light edge wear and a tiny chip missing at the front flap fold, about an inch from the bottom. Boldly signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a lovely drawing.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Charlotte's Web. With drawings by Garth Williams

      Hamish Hamilton, London, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st Edition. The first printing of the first UK edition of White's juvenile classic. 8vo. 170pp. Powder blue boards with pictorial red lettering to spine and upper board. With forty-six Garth Williams' drawings, several full-page. Cloth at extreme head and base of backstrip just a little discoloured where the dust wrapper is defective, and tips of two corners gently bumped. A narrow strip of light spotting to endpapers, and just a little more to top- and fore edge. A very crisp and bright copy in non-price-clipped (8s. 6d. net) pictorial dust wrapper, a little tanned, spotted and edge worn with several tiny slivers of loss to spine ends and tips of corners. This first English edition is significantly more uncommon than the American issue, published by Harper in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Conrad Felixmüller. Ich sah und schnitt in Holz.

      1952 - 41 S. Limitierte, numerierte Auflage von 300 Expl. Dieses Expl trägt die Nummer 237. Signiert von Conrad Felixmüller. Mit 40 in den Jahren 1948 bis 1951 entstandenen Holzschnitten. Sehr guter Zustand Bibl-Ex. Buchdeckel leicht fleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 Hardcover/ Pappband fest gebunden [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Haker GmbH & Co. KG]
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        CHARLOTTE'S WEB

      Published by Harper & Bros, 1952. 1st USA edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Williams, Garth. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Beige cloth with blue titles. Blue decorated endpapers. B/w text illustrations. A charming story of Charlotte the spider and how she helps Wilbur the pig. Light bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little foxing and browning to pages, mostly at edges. Wrapper is creased and grubby, with browning and edge-tears; minimal loss. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Zorba the Greek

      London: John Lehmann. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1952. First English. Hardback. Illustrated brown d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; a little marked; very intact, but light wear to head and tail of spine, with tiny losses; internally reinforced. D/jkt by Stein. Red boards; silver titling, bright; binding tight. Kazantzakis' name misspelled as Kazantzaki throughout. ; 319 pages .

      [Bookseller: Walden Books]
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        Invisible Man

      Random House, New York 1952 - First edition, first printing book in later state jacket (Gordon Parks' photo of Ellison on rear panel, but price of $5.95). Inscribed by Ellison to Random House publisher Fred Goldstein per previous bookseller typed note. A mysterious character as we've been unable to find records on this man. Ellison did not publish much in his lifetime, so it wouldn't require a large imaginative leap to think Mr. Goldstein played a role during the publication of Invisible Man. Nonetheless, inscribed first printings are relatively rare and a welcome addition to any collection. An important work touching on many critical issues including race and existentialism. Both book and jacket in near fine condition with minor wear to extremities but still very pleasing. Housed in custom case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anniroc Books]
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        Del Minoa al Bidasoa; Notas una Vagabundaje

      Noguer, Barcelona 1952 - Large 8vo, 275pp, original wrappers. Engraved vignette by Teodoro Miciano. One of 55 numbered copies in the limited issue of Cela's first book of travel-writing. This is a presentation copy,incribed by Cela at the colophon: "A Robert Schiller, con mi abrazo de su amigo, Camilo Jose Cela, Palma de Mallorca, otoño del 58." Cela received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1989. Slight wear and a touch of tanning at edges, very good, uncut. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        Notre-Dame des-fleurs. Roman. Monte-Carlo, aux depens d'un amateur (1944). 4to. 265 S. Halbmaroquinbd. mit Rückentitel.

      0 - Erstausgabe von Genets umstrittenen Erstlingsroman. Im Gefängnis geschrieben und auf Cocteaus Veranlassung veröffentlicht. Unter dem Vorwurf der Pornographie ist der Roman wiederholt Gegenstand gerichtlicher Prozesse gewesen. Sartre, der sich für die Begnadigung des zu lebenslänglichem Zuchthaus verurteilten Autors eingesetzt hat, und dessen Schrift "Saint Genet, comedien et martyr (1952)" wesentlich zum Verständnis von Genets Werk beitrug, sieht in Notre-Dame-des-fleurs einen der bedeutendsten Romane unseres Jahrhunderts. Nur in 350 numerierten Exemplaren für die Subskribenten gedruckt. Sehr schönes Exemplar in rotem Halbleder. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther]
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        Excellent Women

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1952., 1952. FIRST EDITION. ASSOCIATION COPY: Inscribed by the author's parents to flyleaf, dated September 1953. Octavo; pp.256. Publisher's brown hardcovers in the original colour-printed dustjacket. Some minor edgewear to jacket else a clean, near fine copy of Barbara Pym's second book.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        East of Eden

      Viking Press, 1952 FIRST EDITION of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden." Published in New York by The Viking Press in 1952. First Edition, indicated by matching publication dates on the title and copyright pages and the statement "First published by The Viking Press in September 1952" on copyright page. Published one decade before Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature. Book near fine, lower front corner very slightly bent, upper foredge has barely visible darkening. Dust jacket very good-almost near fine, minor wear along edges, minor tanning at top of edges. Very nice copy. Flap price $4.50. Comes in custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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