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        Images à la sauvette [= The Decisive Moment] Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson

      Paris, Éditions Verve 1952..

      [Bookseller: Heinrich Heine Antiquariat Lustenberger ]
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        Images a la Sauvette. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      Editions Verve 1952. 126 Gebundene Ausgabe Erstausgabe in französischer Sprache/ First edition in french language, Gebundene Ausgabe OHNE Schutzumschlag, Paris, Editions Verve 1952, VII/126/V Seiten, Schwarzweiß-Fotobildband, Bindung einwandfrei, Papier innen leicht fensterrandig nachgedunkelt, Seite 43-45 sowie S.50 am Rand etwas fleckig, letzte Seite im Buch etwas stockfleckig, sonst keine größeren Mängel, Buchschnitt kaum nachgedunkelt und sonst nahezu tadellos, Einband in sehr gutem Zustand mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren (intern: 38G-rotbraun/Kunst/GOU-3)

      [Bookseller: Lydia & Hubert Lohmaier GbR]
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        Typed letter, signed ("Felix Frankfurter") on Supreme Court stationery, one page, 5 1/2 x 8 inches, double-spaced, to Thomas M. Galey, written about two weeks after the tragic death of Judge Robert P. Patterson in an airplane crash

      Washington: N.p., 1952. One sheet, folded twice, well-preserved, the signature in black ink, quite bold A touching letter in appreciation of Patterson, whom Frankfurter elsewhere termed "as able a judge as there is in the land off the Supreme Court" and whom, at Frankfurter's urging, Roosevelt appointed to join Henry Stimson at the War Department

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Dial Press, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow writer James Jones in the year of publication, "To my friend James Jones: Shelby Foote Greenville, Mississippi 15 April 1952." In Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life by Stuart Chapman, James Jones's visit is mentioned: "He set out to write the article but was interrupted by James Jones, the author of From Here to Eternity, who stopped over in Greenville with 'a milelong aluminum trailer and with three blackclad motorcyclists for outriders, like a Nazi general.' After surviving a hangover that saddled him for several days afterwards, Foote sat down to hammer out the article." An outstanding association copy, linking two important writers of war literature. Stamp commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. The book owes much to William Faulkner in the slow, elegant cadence of its storytelling. Its narrative also resembles Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage"; a similarity reinforced by the fact that Foote wrote an introduction to an edition of Crane's work some forty years later.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Excellent Women

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1952. First edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.25 inches). pp.256. Publisher's blue boards lettered in red, a little marked, faded to edges, spine lean, reading ridge to spine. Printed d/w, not price-clipped (12s 6d), just-nicked to edges, light red stain affecting X and W to upper panel; rear panel darkened. Textblock unevenly age-toned, as publisher chose to print this book on cheap, acidic paper. O/w contents clean. Binding firm. No inscriptions. A Very Good copy in a like d/w. Uncommon. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        LA CUCINA ITALIANA. Giornale di gastronomia per le famiglie e per i buongustai. Fondata nel 1929 da Delia Notari.

      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.

      [Bookseller: El Boletin]
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      Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1952. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Red cloth, black titles, blue and black vignettes. Two-tone illustrations. 192 pages. SIGNED by Enid Blyton (Best wishes from) to front endpaper. Contents clean. Pictorial wrapper is lightly edge-creased, beautifully bright. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Vision von Paris. Farblithographie von 1952. 34,5 x 52,5 cm. Gerahmt.,

      1952 - Mourlot 81.- Das größte aus einer Reihe von 8 Lithographien. Zuerst veröffentlicht in einer Sonderedition der Kunstzeitschrift Verve. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Pres, 1952 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light green cloth; original pictorial dust jacket. About near fine, with some light wear and toning to the extremities, spine cracked at the title page, otherwise fresh interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light rubbing to the extremities, else bright and clean. Overall, a tight copy. East of Eden features the intertwining stories of the Hamilton and Trask families. The former is based on Steinbeck's own genealogical lineage, while the latter is a representation of the Biblical Adam and his descendants. Considered by the author to be his masterpiece work, East of Eden is a culmination of the major themes and strengths of Steinbeck's other novels: an affinity for nature, the pervasive struggle between good and evil, familial relationships, and American history. During the writing process, Steinbeck chronicled the development of this novel with letters to his friend and former publisher Pascal Covici, the contents of which were published a year after Steinbeck's death as Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. A lengthy yet popular tale originally intended by the author to teach his sons about the Salinas Valley in California, East of Eden has been adapted into a film, a musical, and a television miniseries.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        A document signed three times by Marilyn Monroe for her 1952 appearance with the equally beloved Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen! A rider in the original contract was specifically aimed at keeping the sexually charged starlet in check, and preventing her from doing anything that might "insult or offend the community or public morals or decency."

      [Los Angeles, CA], [October 1952]. 8.5" x 11". "Endorsement Signed, ""MM"" (thrice), on a Typed Document, 1 page, 8.5"" x 11"", [Los Angeles, October 7, 1952], countersigned ""EB"" (thrice, each below Monroe's), being a portion of a contract concerning Monroe's radio appearance on The Charlie McCarthy Show, recorded on October 18, 1952, accompanied by color copies of the entire original contract, included for reference. File holes at top, minor staple holes at top left, usual folds, else fine condition.The original contract underscored Monroe's rapid rise to stardom in 1952 as she assumed more substantial film roles. In April 1952 she appeared on the cover of Life, who billed her as ""The Talk of Hollywood."" Briefly on loan to RKO, she appeared in Clash by Night with Barbara Stanwyick, which was released in June 1952. The following month, two films featuring Monroe appeared including We're not Married! and Clash by Night. In September 1952, Fox released Monkey Business, in which she appeared with Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers. It was in that film that Monroe appeared with her signature platinum-blond hair. The heavily-edited original contract, required that Monroe and Bergen initial all of the changes. Revisions were required to note that the program was recorded as opposed to live. Monroe also had to agree to mention the show's sponsor, which in this case was changed from Coca-Cola to ""Richard Hudnut Products"". In a testament to her growing influence, an entire provision making her liable for breaches of contract was crossed out. Monroe also insisted on a rider prohibiting the use of her likeness or name in connection with a product for the purpose of an endorsement. Another rider, attached to page four of the original, addresses Monroe's reputation for sex appeal, in which she agreed Bergen could cancel the appearance, ""... if I conducted or do conduct myself without due regard to public conventions and morals or have done or do anything which will tend to disgrace me in society or bring me into pubic disrepute, contempt, scorn or ridicule, or that will tend to schock [sic], insult or offend the community or public morals or decency or prejudice agency or sponsor or the entertainment industry in general ..."" This rider was especially important in light of the recent fracas concerning her nude photographs that had surfaced earlier in the year and threatened to derail her fledgling career. The same rider also reminds the reader of the high pitch of anti-communist hysteria at the time. Not only did Monroe agree not to offend any moral sensibility during the program, she also agreed that her appearance could be terminated in the event she was ""... held in contempt by any Congressional committee or other governmental body and any refusal to testify before any such committee or governmental body, whether for legally justifiable reasons or otherwise."" The language obliquely referred to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which had become infamous after it began investigating Hollywood in 1947. Those who refused to testify before the committee were blacklisted by the industry, including Charlie Chaplain, Orson Welles, Paul Robeson and other greats. The activities of HUAC would be mimicked by another McCarthy, Senator Joe McCarthy, who, beginning in 1953, chaired the Senate Permeant Subcommittee on Investigations. The senator's well-publicized hearings and the aggressive methods employed to badger and intimidate witnesses became known as ""McCarthyism."" Judging from contemporary media reports, Monroe's appearance with Charlie McCarthy (no relation) was an enormous hit. During the program, the pair announced their engagement, much to the consternation of Edgar Bergen who ""admitted that losing Charlie would be like having his pocket picked."" McCarthy, for his part, assured listeners that he would allow Ms. Monroe to continue her screen career. ""'Certainly I'm gonna let her work. I love the girl. I don't want to interfere with her career?"or her income.'"" (Charles Denton, ""Charlie McCarthy Captures Heart of Marilyn Monroe,"" United Press, October 31, 1952)"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre, 1952. First ed. Strand, Paul. 4to., 127 pp., b&w photographs. Pictorial wrappers over boards, with the original glassine over-wrapper. A fine, near new copy. Limited, numbered edition. Considered one of Strand's most beautiful and sensitive bodies of work. For many years, Paul and Hazel Strand made their home in the French village of Orgeval.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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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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        Improvisations: Spring Fantasia Masquerade Ball. May 15, 1952

      New York: Artists Equity Association, 1952. Slim folio, original spiral-bound color lithographic pictorial wrappers, with one hundred original lithographs (several printed in color) by various artists on colored laid paper. Handbill announcing "Dagmar, Queen of Spring Fantasia" laid in. Expert repair to upper wrapper, closed marginal tear to one plate, small stain to lower margin affecting upper wrapper and a dozen plates. Limited first edition program, one of two thousand copies, commemorating the 1952 Spring Fantasia, the annual fundraising masquerade ball for Artists Equity Association. AEA was founded in 1947 to advance the economic interests of American artists in the face of dwindling government support for the arts after the Second World War. In its efforts to enlist private and institutional backing, the Association solicited program advertisements from a host of businesses large and small. Member artists were selected by advertisers to supply original artwork and given complete freedom of expression: "Spontaneity and fun, in the spirit of our annual Spring Fantasia Masquerade Ball, was the objective rather than orthodox merchandising." While predictably showcasing many galleries, museums and art supply shops, the program also features ads for CBS, Guerlain, Life Magazine, the Russian Tea Room, S. Klein, Encyclopedia Britannica, Harry Winston and Maidenform. Contributing artists include Milton Avery, Antonio Frasconi, Jacob Lawrence, Reginald Marsh, Ben Shahn, and Max Weber, among others. The spirited program notes, together with the sponsor and patron listings, reflect the midcentury merger of art, business and New York society. A very good copy of a fragile production, complete with one hundred original lithographs.

      [Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers]
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        Bleak House (Band 1)

      Insel, Leipzig 1952 - Einband etwas berieben, Farbkopfschnitt, Buch gut erhalten - Text in altdeutscher Schrift. deutsch 573 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        Shi Zhu Zhai Jian Pu (Shih Chu Chai Chien P\'u - Shih Chu Chai Chien Pu) (Zehnbambushalle Briefpapier - Ten Bamboo Studio Decorated Letter-paper). Complete 4 Vol. in 1 silk brocade case.

      (Peking) Beijing, Rong Bao Zhai (Jung Pao Chai), 1952. 4°, Blockbuchbindung 31,3 x 21,2 cm, 4 Bde. Mit meist farb. Wasserdrucken. Blockbuchbindung in Brokat-Schuber. Berühmtes Lehrbuch der Malerei von Hu Zhengyan (um 1582-1672), zuerst 1633 gedruckt; vorliegend der Nachdruck “im 13. Jahr der Republik China”. – Mit Darstellungen von Pflanzen, Früchten, Vögeln, Steinen. Gutes Exemplar. A facsimile of a rare seventeenth-century Ming Dynasty work (1644-45) that was a milestone in the development of Chinese and world colour printing. The printer and compiler, Zheng-yan Hu (ca. 1582-1672) is credited with pioneering aubtle printing techniques such as wiping the block for graded colour effect and gaufrage (Embossing). The elegant designs document the style and taste of th period, including motifs that apeear in late Ming paintinh: rocks, bamboo, insects, landscape scenes, famous hermits of antiquity, The facsimile was produced by Rong Bao Zhai Studio, China\'s foremost publisher of wood-block and scoll reproductions. The original woodcut techniques were used on a high qualty paper to re-create with extraordinary accuracy the great variety of colour and subtle effects, including the ubcoloured embossed designs. The work is a monument of colour printing in both the historical and modern sense. This limited edition includes the original prefaces of 1644 by Yü-jian Li and Ke-gong Li, as well as a preface and a postscript by the well-known scholar Zheng-duo Zheng. Each of the 4 volumes has a table of contents listing the subjects in groups. The volumes are bound in the orihon style and housed in an open-ended, overlaping brocaded board cover with bone fasteners. Four volumes, each in plain paper wrappers, stitched as issued, calligraphic label mounted on wrappers. Contains woodblock prints on double-folded leaves, including colored, black and white, and embossed prints. The four volumes contained in original silk brocade folding case with ivory fastener, with calligraphic label on case. Good copy. - Rong Bao Zhai was the traditional name given to the new entity formed when the small artistic workshops of Peking were collected together after the founding of the People\'s Republic of China, --basically a collective consisting of the most skilled and experienced Chinese wood block illustrators. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China, Chinesische Kunst, Chinesische Kultur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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        La France de profil

      Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre,, 1952. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers over thick card stock boards. With original glassine wrapper. Monochrome plates throughout. Charming contemporary gift inscription in French with drawing of a cat to front free endpaper. Glassine slightly chipped at foot of spine. An excellent copy with exceptionally bright contents. First edition, first printing, of one of Roth's '101 seminal photographic books of the 20th century'. "In the early 1950s Paul Strand moved from the United States to Europe, largely to escape the spectre of McCarthyism... His intention [with this book] had been to find the perfect French village or small town and to photograph it in depth. But the ideal community was not forthcoming, so he utilized images that he had gathered from all over France to make this book with the left-wing writer, Claude Roy. Of all Strand's books, La France de profil (A Profile of France) is the truest collaboration with a writer... [Strand] finds poetry everywhere... including more weathered walls even than Atget, as well as equally weathered faces, lustrous clouds over fecund fields, and a fine picture of a lazy reed-lined stream" (Parr & Badger). Text in French. The quality of the reproductions is superb.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Old Man and the Sea - an exceptional copy in an unfaded dust wrapper

      Cape 1952 - A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1952. A fine book (trace of spotting and one neat name to the front endpaper), in a fine unclipped wrapper which is UNFADED to the spine. An exceptional copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      J Cape 1952 - 1952 J Cape Hardcover 1st Edition 1st Impression. Very good+ clean tight binding in very good+ unclipped dustjacket. Wonderful jacket design as shown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MacKellar Art & Books ]
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        Chicago: The Second City

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1952 - First edition. Drawings by Steinberg. A few pages roughly opened, including one that removes some text, thus very good in near fine, very slightly spine-sunned dustwrapper. Three long essays on Chicago that first appeared in the *New Yorker*, Inscribed by Liebling to his editor there: "To Bill Shawn - Joe Liebling." A relatively innocuous inscription masking an important relationship, Shawn had worked at the *New Yorker* since 1933, and became only the second editor-in-chief at the beginning of 1952 after the death of founder Harold Ross. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Oeuvres completes. Publièes avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Partie I / Volume 1 + Volume 2: Groups de Lie; Partie II / Volume 1: Algebre, formes differentielles, systemes differentielles; Partie II / Volume 2: Groups infinis, systemes differentiels, theories d\'equivalence; Partie III / Volume 1: Divers, geometrie differentielle; Partie III / Volume 2: Geometrie differentielle (suite).

      Gauthier Villars, Paris 1952-1955. 6 Bände (so komplett), 6 Volumes (co complete), 1356 S. (Partie I) - 1384 S. (Partie II) - 1873 S. (Partie III) mit wenigen Figuren und Portraits, Groß 8°, Original-Kunststoffeinbände (Hardcover), Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Titel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gesamtausgaben, Mathematik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Collected Poems 1934–1952

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd,, 1952. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Spotting to fore edge, a few faint spots to prelims. An excellent copy in a lightly toned jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 - S. Afr. J. Med Sci., (1952), 17, 61-72 Offprint. Self-wrappers as issued. First separate edition. Rare. Staples little rusted else very good. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        In Country Sleep

      New Directions, 1952, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Signed by Author. First edition, inscribed by Dylan Thomas on page opposite title page. Dustjacket split into two parts along spine, has a few other small tears/chips, edge wear, rubbed corners/spine, age browned. Boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine. Owner's name/date on flyleaf. No writing in text. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 046687.

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      Frankfurt am Main: Reihenbuch-Verlag GmbH,. [1952]. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained orange.. Age darkening to text block, small stain to front cover, a very good. copy. A very scarce book. (#141551). First edition. A satire in which Hitler escapes from Germany during the final days of World War II and establishes a utopian colony in Greenland.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        En Attendant Godot

      Les Editions Du Minuit, Paris 1952 - Original publisher's printed wrappers, lettered in blue and black. Spine lightly toned and lightly dampstained, with a reading ridge. A few penned words have been partially removed from ffep. Pages lightly toned. In plastic DJ and housed in a fine custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1952). First. First edition. Boards well-worn, particularly on the spine, thus only good lacking the dustwrapper. The cheap, cardboard construction of the boards seems to ensure that most copies are found well-worn. The author's first book. Burgess 99. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1952., 1952. First edition. Fine in dust jacket very lightly rubbed along the front flap fold. Rod Britten has amnesia. His grandmother's been murdered, and he thinks he might have killed her. Even when the cops rule him out as as a possible suspect, Rod still has his doubts. A superior copy of an elusive title.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        The Sensory Order: An Inquiry Into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology

      Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, London 1952 - 209 pages. Bibliography. Index. Hayek aims ". to work out certain implications of generally accepted facts or assumptions in order to use them as an explanation of the central problem of the nature of mental phenomena." - from Preface. Prior owner's signature atop front free endpaper, otherwise book very clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear to dark green cloth-covered boards. Binding tight. Price-clipped dust jacket, lacking several chips and tanned at spine, is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        Oeuvres completes. Publièes avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Partie I / Volume 1 + Volume 2: Groups de Lie; Partie II / Volume 1: Algebre, formes differentielles, systemes differentielles; Partie II / Volume 2: Groups infinis, systemes differentiels, theories d'equivalence; Partie III / Volume 1: Divers, geometrie differentielle; Partie III / Volume 2: Geometrie differentielle (suite).

      Gauthier Villars, Paris 1952-1955. - 1356 S. (Partie I) - 1384 S. (Partie II) - 1873 S. (Partie III) mit wenigen Figuren und Portraits, Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 7900 Groß 8°, Original-Kunststoffeinbände (Hardcover), Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Titel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, 6 Bände (so komplett), 6 Volumes (co complete),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Reines de la France

      Grasset 1952 - - Grasset, Paris 1952, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Madagascar, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau à Roger Bradier. Dos renforcé en tête et en pied. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Madagascar, deluxe edition. Signed autograph of the author Roger Bradier. Back slightly cleared up, tiny light spots minor on the first dish. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      New York: Rinehart & Co., 1952. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; black textured paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in pale blue on spine; dustjacket; 247pp. Small bookplate to front pastedown, with a few pinpoint rubs to spine ends, else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly rubbed at extremities, with a faint, shallow stain to upper edge of rear panel; very Near Fine and the best we have seen, without a hint of fading to the sensitive pink color on the spine. Collection of 7 pseudonymously-written stories which first appeared in the pages of 'Argosy' and 'Dime Detective.' The story "All at Once, No Alice" served as the basis for the 1948 film noir 'The Return of the Whistler,' directed by Ross Lederman and starring Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, and Richard Lane. One of the scarcest Woolrich collections, and one that is seldom (if ever) seen in true collectors condition. Dark Page Vol.1, p.302.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        2 autograph letters signed ("HMPechstein" and "Max Pechstein").

      Berlin, 31. III. 1948 und 15. III. 1952. - Large 4to. Altogether 3 pp. on 2 ff. Comprehensive letters to the German artist Irmgard Hasenbach-Tavolato (née Seeling, 1899-1978), on the loss of his work (1948) and an exhibition (1952): "At least life is saved, although everything else is lost. What hurts me most, is the loss of my work, whole periods from 1905 onwards were smashed, a vast number of drawings irretrievably lost [.]" (Berlin, 31. III. 1948). - "Luckily all this fuss is now behind me. It proved very difficult to assemble all the necessary pictures for the exhibition, for most of my work has been lost. During the three weeks of the exhibition there were more than 6000 visitors, but nothing sold, not a single sheet - the people need their money for the bare necessities of life [.]" (15. III. 1952).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Nelson Mandela Silver Gelatin Print.

      11x14 Silver Gelatin Print of Nelson Mandela in his law office in 1952. Signed by both Nelson Mandela [on the image] and the photographer, Jurgen Schadeberg (signed and stamped on the verso by Schadeberg and also signed on the front). The photograph was taken at Chancellor House, which is where Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo opened the South Africa?'s first black law firm in 1952. Matted and framed. Nelson Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, the Order of Merit and Order of St. John by, Queen Elizabeth II and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush. "Mandela rightly occupies an untouched place in the South African imagination. He is the national liberator, the saviour, its Washington and Lincoln rolled into one" (Newsweek).

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        Dante as a Political Leader

      Oxford:: Clarendon Press, 1952. First edition. Hard Cover. vg+/vg+. 12mo 119pp Name of previous owner on front endpaper. A very good copy in an equally nice jacket. Protected in an archival wrapper

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      Chez l'Auteur, MCMLII [Eric Losfeld, 1952] - Le Con d'Irène par Louis Aragon, première réédition clandestine par Jean-Jacques Pauvert (1952). Bel exemplaire enrichi d'une photographie érotique évoquant le con d'Irène. Édition recherchée. "Ô fente, fente humide et douce, cher abîme vertigineux" Louis ARAGON IRÈNE [LE CON D’IRÈNE] Chez l'Auteur, MCMLII [Eric Losfeld, 1952] 1 volume in-8 (22,5 x 14 cm), broché, 108 pages, 2 feuillets blancs, couverture de papier bleu avec étiquette imprimée IRÈNE dans un filet d'encadrement contrecollée sur la papier haute du premier plat. Typographie en noir et rouge (le titre courant et la pagination sont imprimés en rouge), la page de titre est imprimée en rouge et noir. Papier vélin crème. Edition clandestine publiée en 1952 par Jean-Jacques Il s'agit de la première réédition non censurée du Con d'Irène après la très rare première édition de 1928 (René Bonnel). Comme le souligne Dutel, le cinquième feuillet (pages 9-10) a été découpé par l'éditeur dans tous les exemplaires. EXEMPLAIRE DE PASSE AVEC LA COUVERTURE BLEUE. Notre exemplaire est l'un des quelques exemplaires avec une couverture en fort papier bleu foncé avec une étiquette imprimée en noir et titrés IRÈNE dans un filet d'encadrement. J.-J. Pauvert suppose qu'il s'agit d'un tirage de passe de l'imprimeur, installé rue de Seine ou rue de Buci, ou du brocheur, un certain Vaudelin installé rue Mazarine. Le tirage de luxe à 100 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches est accompagné en frontispice d'une gravure originale de Hans Bellmer. Le tirage courant, non mentionné fut de 2.000 exemplaires. EXEMPLAIRE ENRICHI D'UNE PHOTOGRAPHIE ÉROTIQUE GRAND FORMAT DE L'ÉPOQUE. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un tirage argentique 17 x 12 cm à caractère érotique contrecollé en regard du titre (photographie d'époque). Voir photo ci-dessus. "Jeune bourgeois, ouvrier laborieux, et toi, haut fonctionnaire de cette République, je vous permets de jeter un regard sur le con d'Irène, ô délicat con d'Irène !" Quand, à la fin des années vingt (1928), est publié anonymement ce petit ouvrage, les foudres de la censure se déchaînent. La société française n'est pas encore prête à reconnaître comme littérature une ode passionnée au sexe de la femme, "ce lieu de délice et d'ombre, ce patio d'ardeur, dans ses limites nacrées, la belle image du pessimisme. Ô fente, fente humide et douce, cher abîme vertigineux". Qui se cache derrière ces pages sulfureuses, jouant de la critique bourgeoise et de la création surréaliste échevelée ? C'est, on l'apprend après quelques années et quelques procès évités, un jeune homme en guerre contre la morale et la bourgeoisie qui se fait appeler Aragon. Aujourd'hui que nous sommes revenus de la provocation, que reste-t-il du Con d'Irène ? Un mystère tout aussi grand et profond, c'est-à-dire une vraie réflexion et une religieuse fascination pour l'antre de la femme. "Si petit et si grand ! C'est ici que tu es à ton aise, homme en fin digne de ton nom." Denis Gombert Dutel : Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°1764. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION PAUVERT DE CE CÉLÈBRE TEXTE. EXEMPLAIRE TEL QUE PARU, EN GRANDE PARTIE NON COUPÉ. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., 1952. - 180:240 mm. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Brustbild Cocteaus beim Signieren eines Blattes. Mit eh. Zusatz „Herzlich". Photographie: F. Timpe, München.

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        1939-1945 Naval Memorials in the United Kingdom Memorial Register One Chatham Introduction to Registers, Individual Parts 1-7; Memorial Register Two Plymouth, Intro, PTS 1-10; Memorial Register Three Portsmouth, Intro, PTS 1-10; Memorial Register Four Liverpool, Intro, PT 1; Memorial Register Five, Intro, PT 1; Memorial Register Six, Intro, PTS 1-2; Memorial Register 1-6 Addenda, Those Who Died Ashore; Memorial Register Twenty-Two the Tower Hill Memorial - Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets, Intro, PTS 1-16 Total 55 Volumes

      London: The Imperial War Graves Commission 1952-1959, 1st thus. (Mass market paperback booklet) Very good. Grey soft covers with title inblack on front cover. A register of all the names of naval personel, merchant mariners and fishermen commemorated at the memorial sites at all the major World War Two naval bases..

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        The Old Man And The Sea (In Superb Condition)

      A First American printing published by Scribners in 1952.The BOOK is in near FINE condition copy with lovely clean pages.The WRAPPER is in near FINE condition with one corner slightly rubbed and one small nick at the upper spine fold.The wrapper looks striking in its removable Brodart archival protector.This copy conforms to all first issue points: The wrapper is priced at $3.00, the photo on the rear panel is tinted blue and the Scribners 'A' is present on the copyright page. There is one neat gift inscription to the front end paper which reads 'Daddy from Peregrine, first edition from New York!, September 1952'.The 'Peregrine' in question was Peregrine Michael Hungerford Pollen and the 'Daddy' is Captain Sir. Walter Hungerford Pollen of Norton Hall, Mickleton, Staffordshire,UK.Though a fairly common book, the true first edition

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        EAST OF EDEN

      New York: Viking. 1952. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Original cloth and original dust jacket. First edition, first printing, first issue with "First Published by The Viking Press in September 1952" stated on copyright page and no mention of subsequent printings. First state text with the "bite" for "bight" error on page 281 line 38. First issue dust jacket with photograph of Steinbeck on rear panel and no reviews. NO price on flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 602 pages .

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Charles Scribner's, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's "A" and logo on the copyright page. Blue cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.00. No mention of the Pulitzer Prize. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, light spots on the boards, shelf wear. Name at the endpaper, age toning mainly at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, tear at the jacket spine, shelf wear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Letters to Grant Richards

      [Hurst]: Peacocks Press 1952 - Cockerell boards, printed paper label. Spine very slightly darkened and very slightly rubbed at foot. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies, this no. 1 and the publisher's own, with his (Alan Anderson, "Et in Arcadia ego"; and Will Carter, blue) book-labels; later pencilled ownership signature of the Corvo collector Robert Scoble. Printed by Guido Morris. "Conscious that he was being criticised for the shoddiness of his previous publications," Robert Scoble records in The Corvo Cult, "Sims this time put the printing in the hands of a devoted Corvine . . . 'Letters to Grant Richards [Scoble quotes the Guido Morris scholar Anthony Baker] . . . gave Morris his only opportunity of giving typographical expression to his long-standing admiration for Corvo. At Langford, Angus McBean remembers, he had first editions of all the Corvo titles then published, and had starved himself to get them. "There is a touch of Corvo about him" remarks Sven Berlin, and Morris himself writes that possibly he “enjoyed the Corvo so much because I was a terrific Corvo fan, and perhaps a kindred spirit". Some copies were printed on blue paper, and these were supposed to be the de luxe part of the edition; but Morris prefers the copies on a very white handmade, "probably one of my finest pieces of printing".'" In his catalogue 107 Sims offered the copy he inscribed on publication to Martin Secker, commenting, "A review in the T.L.S. censured the lack of editorial comment in this book which led to a relative of Grant Richards taking steps re libel on G.R.; Martin Secker intervened and the matter was happily resolved." Ten extra, unnumbered, copies were printed on Hodgkinson azure hand-made paper (and bound variously by Sangorski). The standard issue sold for 32s 6d. Significantly, the publisher has not filed in his own copy the precautionary postscript "apology" notice issued to placate Grant Richards's family. Despite all, Richards emerges respectably from this (one-sided) correspondence of 1899-1902. Woolf A13. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE TITAN

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1952. 252p. 21cm. Octavo. First edition. Bound by Don Rash to highlight the dust jacket art of Hannes Bok, the Hugo Award winner in 1953 for Best Cover Art. The original dust jacket elements are laminated between a board sandwich of aluminum and Vivak plastic and framed in a box binding of blind tooled and air brushed gray morocco; the text block edges are colored with graphite and tooled in blind; gray silk endbands; black suede doublures framing the dust jacket flaps and black suede fly leaves. Housed in a clamshell box of metallic gray cloth sides with white paper title label on the spine. Bound in 2006. In fine condition. Chosen for the Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Exhibition in 2006.

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        The Soft Voice of the Serpent and Other Stories

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952. First American Edition, 1st Printing. INSCRIBED by Nadine Gordimer on the front free end paper. Octavo, 244 pages. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket with a bit of rubbing to the spine, a tear to the front flap fold, a tiny chip to the rear flap fold and some soiling on the panels. SCARCE signed. The South African Nobel Prize winner's first book to be published outside of her native country, a collection of stories.

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        The Soft Voice of the Serpent, and other stories.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952 - Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine gilt on pink, facsimile author's signature to front board gilt, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Spine and board edges browned, a little faint foxing to contents. A very good copy in the lightly toned jacket with some shallow chips to extremities. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Leila Hadley, "Dearest Leila, — Nadine." Hadley (1925-2009) was an American travel writer and socialite, with whom Gordimer corresponded regularly and intimately. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Subjektive Fotographie & Subjektive Fotographie 2

      Bonn: Bruder Auer, 1952 & 1955. First edition. Hardcovers. Two volumes that both look at the formalist approach to photography in the European group Fotoform. Includes images by Man Ray, Edouard Boubat, Bill Brandt, Robert Doisneau, Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Christer Stromholm and many others. Volume 1 is a clean very near fine copy with crease to the fold out index page in an about near fine dust jacket with a thumbnail size chip from the head of the spine and some other minor wear to the spine as well as a number of tears. Volume two is a fine and tight copy in a fine dust jacket. A very nice set. (Parr & Badger v1, p 205) This is a very heavy set and will require extra shipping.

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        Prodano. 1998. [Original ölbild auf Leinwand / original oil paint on canvas].

      0 - Victor Popov geboren 1952 in Kasachstan, studierte Kunst in Lemberg. Er ist seit 1980 freier Künstler. Victor Popov lebt und arbeitet in Düsseldorf. Farbiges Original-Ölbild auf Leinwand, von Victor Popov rückseitig signiert, datiert und beschriftet. Maße: 80,0 x 60,0 cm. Sehr guter Zustand. Original colored oil paint on canvas, on backside signed, dated and labeled by Victor Popov. Measure: 80,0 x 60,0 cm. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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