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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.

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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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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      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]

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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).

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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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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA

      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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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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

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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.

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        THE CURRENTS OF SPACE

      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]

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        THE LITTLE TALES OF SMETHERS AND OTHER STORIES - THE AUTHOR'S COPY

      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]

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        Brassai.

      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

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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.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Scribner, 1952. First edition. 8vo. Original light blue cloth, in dust jacket. Fine, sharp copy, in first state of jacket, priced $3.00. First edition. 8vo.

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        TEMAS ESPAÑOLES DEL Nº 1 AL 450 ( 30 VOLUMENES)

      1952 - Madrid. 24x18 cmts. Cada volumen contiene 15 fasciculos de 30 páginas cada uno más las láminas correspondientes, estas en b/n y fuera de texto. Encuadernacion. Holandesa en tela con los titulos del lomo en dorado. Temas variados como: Aviacion / Guerra Civil / Fiestas y ferias de españa / Artesania / Folklore / Musica / Biografias, y muchisimos temas más. Se han conservado las portadas originales. ( Buen estado de conservacion ). 0 Español 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Landgrafen von Leuchtenberg. (6 Bde.) I. bis VI. Teil.

      Erschienen in Kallmünz bei: Michael Laßleben, in den Jahren 1952 bis 1956. - Insgesamt VII+ 86 Seiten und VII+ 284 Seiten und VII+ 202 Seiten und VIII+ 301 Seiten und X+ 362 Seiten und VII+ 338 Seiten. Mit Bildern auf Tafeln und je 1 Frontispiz, einschließlich der vollständigen Stammtafeln der Landgrafen von Leuchtenberg, sowie über 2 Seiten, Register und Namensverzeichnis. Inhalt: Die 500jährige Geschichte des berühmten Geschlechts, der Landgrafen von Leuchtenberg, aus dem bayrischen Nordgau, die Oberpfalz von 1100 bis 1646. Erster Band: Älteste Geschichte (ca. 1100 bis ca. 1300). 2. Band: Auf der Höhe der Macht (1293 bis 1407), mit vollständiger Stammtafel der Landgrafen von Leuchtenberg (ca. 1100 - 1646). 3. Band: Die Zeit der großen Verkäufe (1407 - 1487). 4. Band: Neuer Aufstieg (1487 bis 1567). 5. Band: Georg Ludwig (1567 bis 1621). 6. Band: Die letzten ihres Geschlechtes (1621 bis 1646). Zustand: Eine zeitgemäße sehr gute erhaltene Ausgabe, der selten so vollständig erhaltenen Geschichts- Reihe. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 8°(Oktav-Format bis 22,5cm.) Original- grau- blaue Kartoneinbände mit schwarzer Rücken- und Vorderdeckel- Beschriftung, sowie rotbraunes Verlagssignet. Erstausgaben, Bd. 1 zweite korrigierte Auflage, 6 Teile in sechs Büchern, urkundlich bearbeitet von Illuminatus Wagner. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Un grido e paesaggi. Con uno studio di Piero Bigongiari e cinque disegni di Giorgio Morandi

      Schwarz editore, Milano. 1952 - In 8, pp. 90 + (6) con 1 autografo in fac-simile e 5 disegni n. t. a piena p. Br. ed. Edizione originale di 310 es. con firma autografa di Ungaretti. Pregevole edizione Schwarz, terzo volume della collana Campionario diretta Giacinto Spagnoletti ITA

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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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        Giant.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver, red endpapers, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. A superb, fresh copy in the jacket that is only very lightly rubbed at the extremities with a few tiny nicks and short splits. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "When Harriet Monroe founded Poetry Magazine she broke new ground, in her own way, with courage & foresight to match, the pioneers of an earlier day. Edna Ferber. New York, October, 1956". Monroe founded Poetry Magazine in 1912 to "print the best English verse which is being written today regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written". The magazine published important early work by most of the greatest poets of the 20th century, including Eliot, Joyce, and Pound, and is still being published. A superb association. Giant was the basis for the 1956 film starring James Dean. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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.

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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.

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        East of Eden, the publisher's signed and limited issue of the first edition, in slipcase

      

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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

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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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