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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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        EYES THAT WATCH YOU

      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

      [Bookseller: Midway Used and Rare Books]
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        IRÈNE [LE CON D’IRÈNE]

      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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Curiosa]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks ABA PBFA]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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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.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Fergusson Books & Manuscripts]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Osborne Books LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Realismo. Annate 1952-1953-1954.

      Milano , MONETA, 1952 - Raccolta completa dall'anno 1° (numero 1) all'anno 3° (numero 25-26) rilegata in volume con copertina editoriale in mezza tela, angoli e scritte in rosso al piatto. 26 numeri. cm 50x35. pp. 8-12 a fascicolo. . Molto buono (Very Good). . . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Mon ami Léger par André Maurois de l'Académie française Comment je conçois la figure par Fernand Léger.

      Paris Louis Carré 1952 - First edition. 8vo., limited to 1,000 copies on Vélin d'Arches, printed by Mourlot Frères, 6 colour plates (2 double-page), 6 monochrome plates (1 double-page), 4 illustrations within the text, original wrappers with full-page illustration to upper cover, original glassene wrapper printed with title (slightly chipped), offsetting from plates to text, an excellent example. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        THE DECISIVE MOMENT

      New York: Simon & Schuster in Collaboration with Éditions Verve, [1952].. Small folio. Decorated boards after a design by Matisse. Illustrated with 126 photographs (some double spread). An unusually nice copy, near fine, in slightly tanned dust jacket (replicating Matisse?'s design) with a few smudges at the extreme lower edges, a short closed tear at the top edge of the front panels, and a few short tears and a small creased snag at the edges of the rear panel. First edition, US issue, printed in France. Accompanied by the separate [12]pp. quarto leaflet printing the captions to the photographs in English. The design was undertaken by Teriade, with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang, and the photographs engraved and printed in heliogravure by Draeger Frères. This state of the dust jacket prints comments on the rear inner flap by Monroe Wheeler, Philippe Halsman, Jacob Deschin, et al. In his important introduction to this collection, one of the defining books in the field of photography from the immediate post WWII years, Cartier- Bresson sums up the principles that would inspire the work of countless photographers for the next half- century or more: ?"There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment ... To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression." The initial edition consisted of approximately 3000 French language copies and 7000 English language copies, and like any number of significant books, received highly positive reviews but sold only a slow trickle of copies. Because of the nature of the binding and dust jacket, copies in agreeable condition, as here, are few and far between. The first faithful reprint was finally published in late 2014.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Zorba The Greek

      The First UK Printing published by John Lehmann in 1952, with an introduction by Ian Scott-Kilvert.The Author's name is mis-spelt as "Kazantzaki" (instead of Kazantzakis) on the title page, the wrapper and the introduction. The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.A little pushing to the spine ends with the silver titling remaining bright.The corners remain sharp.A little dustiness,toning and spotting to the text block.Small bookseller's sticker to the lower front pastedown.Light spotting in places to the prelims.Free from inscriptions and erasures.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. Mild edge wear with a little loss at the upper front spine.Mild rubbing along the folds in places.3cm closed tear to upper front edge.Light mark to the lower front area which blends into the wrapper design.The STEIN designed wrapper artwork looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.Originally published in Greece in 1946 this is the first English-language edition.Hugely successful movie adaptation starring Anthony Quinn and Alan Bates.Extremely scarce as the First UK Edition and the first that we have handled .Collectible.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        The Diary of a Young Girl

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1952. First Edition. Very Good. First American edition, first printing; states "First Edition" on the copyright page. Very Good, in dust jacket with price of $3.00 intact. Sunning to cloth at ends of spine, light dust soiling. Pages toned. Dust jacket shows rubbing at extremities, light edge wear with several short tears, fading to spine panel with chip to head. Originally published in Dutch as "Het Achterhuis" in 1947, this is the first American edition.

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        Arabian Highlands

      Ithaca, N.Y.: Published by the Cornell University Press for the Middle Eastern Institute, 1952. First edition (not published in England). Without errata slip. Illustrated with 64 half-tones, 3 maps (including large folding map of Qizan in pocket at back), and 2 diagrams. xvi, 771 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Front inner hinge tender, very good in very good dust jacket (old cello tape staining at head of spine panel, small losses). First edition (not published in England). Without errata slip. Illustrated with 64 half-tones, 3 maps (including large folding map of Qizan in pocket at back), and 2 diagrams. xvi, 771 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. This book chronicles Philby's two trips to the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia in 1932 and in 1936-1937 which were at the time almost unknown and uncharted. A very scarce book indeed.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very 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, shelf wear, fraying at the spine. Spots on the boards, name and age toning at the endpaper, lettering rubbed. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, short tear, light spots, rubbing. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        The Soft Voice of the Serpent,

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1952. and other stories. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A complete set of the 'Fantasy Poets' series published Fantasy Press 1952-1962 35 vols.

      Fantasy Press Oxford -1962 1952 - A rare complete run of the Fantasy Press Fantasy Poets set. 35 volumes. Volume 1 (Elizabeth Jennings) foxed, vol 2 (Peace Young) slightly foxed otherwise a Fine or Near Fine collection, Now housed in a custom morocco backed drop-box. 8vo Full list of poets (in volume order)Elizabeth Jennings, Pearce Young, James Price, Donald Hall, Simon Broadbent, Peter Dale Scott, Paul West, F. George Steiner, Lotte Zurdorfer, Martin Seymore-Smith, Geoffrey Hill, Adrienne Cecile Rich, Michael Shanks, Michell Raper, A. Alvarez, Thom Gunn, Anthony Thwaite, Arthur Boyars, Donald Davie, Jonathan Price, Phillip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Richard Selig, Adrian Mitchell, J. E. M. Lucie-Smith, John Holloway, Richard Drain, Laurence D. Lerner, Daibhidh Michell [Mitchell], H. S. Eveling, Mark Holloway, Richard Aldridge, Kenneth Wood, Dennis Keene, Richard Kell. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        East Of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine on red-brown ground and direct to front board gilt, red edges. Housed in the publisher's wood-finish slipcase. The faintest of rubbing to the spine at foot. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed slipcase. First edition, signed limited issue. One of 1,500 copies signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page; of these, only 750 were made available for sale. Scarce in this condition in the slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Relative Values

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1952. A Light Comedy in Three Acts. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spines. With the dust jacket. Jacket and edges of book block lightly foxed, back panel of jacket lightly soiled. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the dedication page by both Noël Coward and the actress Joyce Carey, who "excelled in Coward plays" (New York Times obituary); in addition "her constructive comments helped shape the play" (Independent obituary). Relative Values is dedicated to "Joyce and Cole", Cole being Coward's assistant Cole Lesley, and is a major work in Coward's canon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The price of salt

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1952. Hardcover. 276p., near fine first edition, first printing in green buckram cloth boards with black cloth spine and red titles, still bright. A very nice copy in a black slipcase. Grier A*** True first edition, a very nice copy unfortunately sans wrapper. Pseudonym of mystery writer Patricia Highsmith of Ripley fame, her second novel. Basis of the forthcoming film "Carol" starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy [comprising Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, Unconditional Surrender]

      UK: Chapman and Hall. London, Chapman & Hall, 1952-1961. Three volumes. Recently rebound in quarter blue leather with box. The bindings are fine, the page blocks have signs of age but remain presentable. 1952-1961 . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1952.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        BLACK BEAUTY

      BROWN, PAUL. (BROWN,PAUL)illus. BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell. NY: Scrib. (1952 A). Oblong 4to, cloth, except for purple crayon on part of one illustration, a near Fine copy in VG dust wrapper with some fraying. First edition, illustrated by Brown with 180 pencil and wash illustrations to accompany the story told in short form. THIS COPY HAS A NICE SKETCH OF A HORSE'S HEAD SIGNED BY BROWN!

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY. - Men at Arms. -- Officers and Gentlemen. -- Unconditional surrender.

      Chapman & Hall. London. 1952-61 - FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. 8vo. Fine, clean copies finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco, spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. All edges gilt. A fine set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - A beautiful first printing with Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page. The silver gilt spine lettering is very slightly rubbed and there is a tiny faint stain to top front board corner else as new. The jacket with $3.00 price in mylar is vibrant and as new, with the blue tint on back panel. This wonderful copy is housed in a custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Air Mexicain

      1952. TAMAYO, Rufino. Air Mexicain. By Benjamin Péret. Illustrated with 4 original lithographs and numerous woodcut patterns by Rufino Tamayo throughout the text. 4to., 246 x 190 mm, loose as issued in original cardboard slipcase. Paris: Arrault and Desjobert, 1952. |~||~||~||~||~| Beautiful book by this renowned Mexican painter. The brightly coloured lithographs are typical of his sensuous and austere imagery. Péret's text in French is printed over Tamayo's pink lithographs displaying various Mexican iconography. One of 229 copies on Rives from an edition limited to 274 copies. This copy with an extra suite of the lithographs on Japon which is not called for. A fine and unopened copy.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Ohne Titel. 'Napoleon'. [20]14. [Original-Mischtechnik auf Papier / original mixed media].

      . 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-Mischtechnik auf Papier, von Victor Popov signiert und datiert. Maße Blatt / Abbildung: 63,0 x 51,0 cm. Sehr guter, tadelloser Zustand. Original mixed media on paper, signed and dated by Victor Popov. Measure sheet / image: 63,0 x 51,0 cm. Mint condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming

      London, Queen Anne Press 2008, 2008. LIMITED EDITION. 18 volumes. The definitive edition of Ian Fleming, issued to commemorate the birth of the author; no such edition has been published before. This is one of 250 sets bound by Shepherds, Sangorski and Sutcliffe in dark blue cloth, top edge gilt, with gilt-titled leather labels to backstrip, upper cover gilt-stamped with the author's initials, gilt imprint of the publisher to rear. Housed in a fully enclosed presentation box with ribbon-pulls, gilt-stamped with the Fleming crest to the lid. The Queen Anne Press was created by Lord Kemsley, proprietor of the Sunday Times, where Fleming was employed as Foreign Editor. In 1952, as a wedding gift, Kemsley made Fleming the managing director of the press, where he remained until his death in 1964. The Press is today managed by his niece and nephew, following its acquisition by Fleming's literary estate. The set comprises 14 volumes of the James Bond novels, the non-fiction volumes 'The Diamond Smugglers' and 'Thrilling Cities' plus the childrens story 'Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang'. The final volume, entitled 'Talk of the Devil', contains rarely seen material including two stories, some of which is unpublished. The complete collection is is fine/as new condition. Heavy item requires additional shipping charge- please contact us for details. Gilbert F10 (c).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        In Country Sleep

      New Directions, 1952 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.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair.

      [Bookseller: Defunct Books]
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        The Borrowers

      London: J.M. Dent, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Stated "First published 1952" on copyright page. Precedes all other editions.) 159 p. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Jacket in nice shape overall, chipped at head, smaller chip on bottom edge of front panel, rubbed. Foxing on verso with a few small pieces of clear tape. Price intact (9s 6d net). A children's fantasy novel about a tiny family. Winner of the Carnegie Award and a classic of creative children's literature.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Player Piano

      US: Scribners. New York, Scribners, 1952. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy with a little wear to the spine tips and corners and a short closed tear to the lower spine tip. A little toning to the spine and a small mark to the lower front of the jacket. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1952.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. - "A Classic of Children's Literature"WHITE, E.B. Charlotte's Web. Illustrated by Garth Williams. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. First edition, first printing with "I-B" on verso of title-page. Octavo 7 15/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 201 x 132 mm.). [viii] 184 pp. With numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Original gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in black and blue, blue decorative endpapers. A very light stain on front cover and a few leaves very slightly and almost unnoticeably 'wrinkled', otherwise near fine. In the original unclipped first issue dust jacket with the price "2.50" on the front flap. Light water stain on the front panel, a few small tears but overall a very good example of this children's classic.Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author Elwyn Brooks White (1899-1985) and illustrated by Garth Williams (1912-1996); it was published on October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers. The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. After her father spares the life of a piglet from slaughtering it as runt of the litter, a little girl named Fern Arable nurtures the piglet lovingly, naming him Wilbur. On greater maturity, Wilbur is sold to Fern's uncle, Homer Zuckerman, in whose barnyard he is left yearning for companionship but is snubbed by other barn animals, until befriended by a barn spider named Charlotte, living on a web overlooking Wilbur's enclosure. Upon Wilbur's discovery that he is intended for slaughter, she promises to hatch a plan guaranteed to spare his life. Accordingly, she secretly weaves praise of him into her web, attracting publicity among Zuckerman's neighbors who attribute the praise to divine intervention. As time passes, more inscriptions appear on Charlotte's webs, increasing his renown. Therefore, Wilbur is entered in the county fair, accompanied by Charlotte and the rat Templeton, whom she employs in gathering inspiration for her messages. There, Charlotte spins an egg sac containing her unborn offspring, and Wilbur, despite winning no prizes, is later celebrated by the fair's staff and visitors (thus made too prestigious alive to justify killing him). Exhausted apparently by laying eggs, Charlotte remains at the fair and dies shortly after Wilbur's departure. Having returned to Zuckerman's farm, Wilbur guards Charlotte's egg sac, and is saddened further when the new spiders depart shortly after hatching. The three smallest remain, however. Pleased at finding new friends, Wilbur names the spiderlings Joy, Nellie, and Aranea, and the book concludes by mentioning that more generations of spiders kept him company in subsequent years.Charlotte's Web was adapted into an animated feature by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Productions in 1973. Paramount released a direct-to-video sequel, Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure, in the U.S. in 2003 (Universal released the film internationally). A live-action film version of E. B. White's original story was released in 2006. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Illustrated Man [SIGNED]

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1952. 1st Edition . Very Good/Fine. 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: New facsimile jacket. Protected in a removable jacket protector. Book: Red cloth binding with light marking to boards, slight fading to spine. Foxing to page edges, light foxing to endpapers, text very clean throughout. Signed by the author to the title page, without dedication. First impression of the first UK edition, this edition omits four stories from the 1951 US edition (The Rocket Man, The Fire Balloons, The Exile's and The Concrete Mixer) and includes two additional stories (Usher II [from the Martian Chronicles] and The Playground [published here for the first time]). A highly collectable signed copy, the covers are a little marked but the book looks very presentable in the high quality facsimile jacket. Hardback. Printed pages: 192

      [Bookseller: Tarrington Books]
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