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        Arkiv för Matematik.

      Stockholm, Almquist & Wiksells, 1952-1998. - ISSN: 0004-2080. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 32000

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      Ascona 1952, Artibus Asiae. Red cloth, very clean,small bump. to top back cover, else contents clean, sound, 61 full-page. b.w. plates, small folio. ALWAYS R A R E !. * FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 350 COPIES ONLY *. * FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 350 COPIES * An excellent monograph, with chapters: The Pervasiveness of Animal-Worship & the concept of the Soul. . Some Representations of Anthropomorphized Bird-forms in the Paleolithic, Neolithic & Bronze ages. The Widespread belief in a Connection between Birds & the Spirit-world. . China: The Period of Pre-history: last centuries of the Shang Dynasty; early Chou, Middle Chou, with a digression on the Drums of Dong-so'n [Vietnam]; late Chou-Han; Han; Six dynasties. . Epilogue: Two representations of Bird-deities from Christian Churches of the European Peninsula. *** VERY RARE TITLE: . * FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 350 COPIES * This work like the authors other title, was issued in a small edition of First & Only Limited Numbered copies. . This work has always been RARE and seldom found on the market. An important addition to any reference library collection. * The author has written two famous books, both of which were published in a small Limited & Numbered Edition. See below. *** REFERENCES: . WATERBURY, Florance.: EARLY CHINESE SYMBOLS & LITERATURE: Vestiges & Speculations with Particular Reference to the Ritual Bronzes of the Shang Dynasty, 1952. Issued in a small LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 250 COPIES PRINTED, ONLY 225 OF WHICH ARE HAND-NUMBERED & FOR SALE. . Please check with us to see if we have it in stock. *** Color scans of this and most other books are posted to our website. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Journal d'un cheval. Avec des gravures originales de Marc Chagall.

      - Editions Manuel Bruker, 1952. In-4 en feuilles, 56-(8) pp., couverture illustrée en couleurs et 6 illustrations par Chagall (dont 2 portraits), chemise de protection à lacets. Edition originale, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives (après 50 Hollande), exemplaire nominatif (Jeanine et Roland Sonkin). Bel exemplaire. * 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. Langue : Français

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        Eigenhändige Sentenz mit Unterschrift „Alfred Döblin".

      Mainz, Mainz 1952 - 1 Einzelblatt (16,5 x 14,7 cm), die Vorderseite beschrieben. „Man soll nicht Wissenschaft, Technik und Industrie angreifen und aus ihnen Dämonen machen. Man soll seinen Verstand gebrauchen, und zwar den ganzen. Es ist aber nur ein halber Verstand, der nicht seine Grenzen erkennt."

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Les sentiers et les routes de la poésie

      First edition, one of 15 numbered copies on Auvergne cloth top draw.Bound in full black box, back smooth, flat with a large plate of white and gray box decorated with a geometric set of golden threads creating opportunity, guards and paper contreplats Auvergne, fragile covers and backs preserved Auvergne, gilded head on witnesses; Case in black paper flaps lined with gray felt and back rhodoïd, case lined with black and brown inner box of paper, binding spectacular signed Pierre-Lucien Martin.Our copy is with a handwritten sheet with six fragments of selected poems by Paul Eluard and recopied who previously appeared in "Poetry and Truth" ten years earlier.Remarkably beautiful copy established in a binder full box with decor by Pierre-Lucien Martin. Armand Henneuse Paris 1952 14x19,5cm relié sous chemise et étui

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        Photo Album - RARE Large Format Photos of Young Monarchs - Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip - African Tour

      Uganda, 1952. Kenya, Uganda, 1952-1954. Set of 45 large format, original gelatin silver print photographs taken in Nairobi, Jinja, Mombasa, and on journeys in between, by George Rodger and his partners in Magnum Photos, featuring rare photographs of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on their tour to Africa. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 19 x 11 cm, and the largest measuring approximately 27 x 23 cm. Thirty-two (32) are mounted onto heavy cardstock measuring between 25 x 20 and 34,5 x 29 cm. The lot contained in an archival folder for protection. Mounts slightly bowed otherwise very good condition, rare and pleasing images. The present set of rare professional photographs forms a lovely visual chronicle of Queen Elizabeth II on her earliest visits to Kenya (1952) and Uganda (1954), the second journey being when she learned of her father's death and subsequently became Queen of England. In 1952 Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip flew to Nairobi. Only five days later, while on this trip, Elizabeth II became Queen of the Commonwealth upon the death of her father, King George VI, 6 February 1952. Upon landing in Nairobi on the 1st of February, the royal couple was greeted by the Governor of Kenya, Sir Philip Mitchell, then driven to Government House where they attended a garden party. Then still 'Princess' Elizabeth, she visited the New Stanley Hotel as part of the world tour, being there the day before the death of her father, King George VI, and her subsequent succession as Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The following day they attended a civic luncheon and visited Nairobi National Park. That evening they stayed at the Royal Sagana lodge, which was a wedding gift from the Kenyan Government. In this set, Elizabeth II is seen at the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, peering out from a balcony towards Woolworth's department store and a fairly busy street. Other city scenes are taken in Nairobi including the Ahmed Omar produce market and a view of Kenyatta Avenue (formerly Delamere Ave) where we faintly see the shop signage of Ahmed Brothers. Especially scarce is a photograph of the original Royal Sagana fishing lodge, with another showing its garden style entrance. It was at this lodge that Elizabeth learned of her father's death. Lovely coastal scene photographs also show fishing boats just off the shore. While at Sagana, Philip took the call from the princess's secretary who was staying at the Outspan Hotel. Philip took his wife for a walk along the trout stream by the lodge and told her the bad news. The king had been ill for some time, and in preparation for this untimely scenario, Elizabeth had packed mourning clothes in her suitcase. [The Sagana lodge was destroyed in the Mau Mau Uprising and has since been replaced by another.] The collection further features views from Mombasa including Fort Jesus, a street scene from Old Town with a Hindu Temple in the background, as well as two close-up photographs of the same temple. As part of a six month world tour (November 1953 to May 1954), H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visited Uganda 28-30 April 1954. They arrived at Entebbe near Kampala by air, where they were greeted by Sir George Erskine. From there they travelled to Jinja. At Jinja, Queen Elizabeth presented the colours and inspected the guard, then addressed the 4th Uganda Battalion, Kings African Rifles. She met the Chaplains and was then escorted to her car by General Sir Erskine. The couple also stopped at Katunguru, where they were welcomed by Mugabi Gasyonga II of Ankole. [Mugabe or Omugabe of Ankole is the title given to the monarch of the former Kingdom of Ankole in Uganda, which was abolished in 1967.] Four photographs illustrate a welcoming ceremony and official visit to the village of Kikorongo, Elizabeth being seen in three of these, Philip in two. [Kikorongo is situated between Kampala and what is now Queen Elizabeth National Park]. One of the photographs captures Governor of Kenya Sir Evelyn Baring with the Kabaka (King) of Buganda, Matesa II, together inspecting the Guard of Honour. [Major General Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Muteesa II KBE (1924-1969) was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 22 November 1939 until his death. He was the thirty-fifth Kabaka of Buganda and the first President of Uganda. Representing Africa's tribal culture and wild kingdom, photographs show round huts with peaked straw roofs, quaint villages, and a traditional tribal dance. A series of big game photographs included herein may have been taken at Kazinga National Park which in 1954 was renamed to Queen Elizabeth National Park to commemorate the queen's visit to Uganda. [The park was officially established in 1952 and formerly known as Ruwenzori Park.] Finally, the photographer himself, George Rodger, is seen as a spectator at a lively outdoor game of tug-of-war. African men of business and military are cheering on a winner. In 1947, Rodger became a founding member of Magnum Photos. Over the next thirty years, he worked as a freelance photographer, taking on many expeditions and assignments to photograph the people, landscape and nature of African nations. Magnum photographers has chronicled Queen Elizabeth's life from her first official visit to Jamaica in 1953 to the present day, including her visits to New York, Holland, Ghana after independence, the Silver Jubilee of 1977, and the Royal weddings and funerals. George Rodger (1908-1995) was a British photojournalist, famed for his work in Africa, and also for photographing the mass deaths at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the end of the Second World War. In 1947, Rodger became a founding member of Magnum Photos. Over the next thirty years, he worked as a freelance photographer, taking on many expeditions and assignments to photograph the people, landscape and nature of African nations. In 1949 Rodger was on a two-year journey across Africa to record the tribes whose lives had not yet been influenced by colonialism, and to produce a series of photographs that gave insight into the lifestyle and habits of these unfamiliar people. His work there earned him international fame. In that same year, his series on the Nuba group was published in Weekly Illustrated, followed by a censored version (showing no genitals or blood) in National Geographic in 1951. In 1955, Rodger published his book of photographs, 'Village des Noubas', with his own accompanying text. The powerful images, especially of the native wrestling matches, became world renowned. Much of Rodger's photojournalism in Africa was published in National Geographic as well as other magazines and newspapers. A retrospective exhibition of Rodger's work was held at Imperial War Museum North in 2008. Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, one of the first to be owned and administered entirely by members. Its founders were Robert Capa, George Rodger, David "Chim" Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Vandivert (all photographers), Rita Vandivert and Maria Eisner. Many of Elizabeth's official tours were undertaken on the Royal Yacht Britannia. It was launched by the Queen on April 16, 1953 and was commissioned for service on January 7,1954. Britannia was first used by Elizabeth when she embarked with the Duke of Edinburgh on May 1,1954 at Tobruk for the final stage of their Commonwealth Tour returning to the Pool of London. The last time Elizabeth was on board for an official visit was on August 9, 1997 for a visit to Arran. It was de-commissioned in December 1997. During this time, Britannia travelled more than a million miles on Royal and official duties. Queen Elizabeth's first Commonwealth tour began on November 24, 1953, and included visits to Bermuda, Jamaica, Panama, Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, the Cocos Islands, Ceylon, Aden, Uganda, Libya, Malta and Gibraltar. The total distance covered was 70,196km. . Very Good.

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        Hohe Eule. Heimatblatt für Stadt und Kreis Reichenbach (Eulengebirge). Unabhängige Zeitschrift zur Erhaltung und Vertiefung heimatlicher Verbundenheit. 32 Jahrgänge / 2. Jahrgang - 33. Jahrgang, 1952-1985 in 11 einheitlichen Leinen-Einbänden

      - - sehr gute Exemplare - Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 Ludwig, Warendorf, 1952-1985. Zusammen circa 6600 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Leinen, Quart [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pollen Loads of the Honeybee. A Guide to Their Identification by Colour and Form SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      London: Bee Research Association Limited, 1952. Hardback, 145mm x 221mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 51pp + 4 plates with 12 illustrations; 174 accurate drawings of species of pollen grains on 30 b/w plates; + a leaf with 15 hand-mounted colour-sample slips illustrating artificially made pollen pellets; + 6 tissue-guarded card leaves with a total of 344 hand-mounted colour-sample slips. A previous owner's neat signature to the front pastedown [ one Denis Barnham] and some patchy fade spots to cloth, otherwise very good, in the original grey linen-covered boards/red spine title, and with the unclipped lightly edge-rubbed and marked, but otherwise sound, colour-illustrated, dust-wrapper. Inscribed and signed to the half-title "with all good wishes Dorothy K. Hodges" [British Bee Bibliography ref. 664]. [the later, more common, editions have colour plates instead of the laid-down colour slips].. Inscribed & Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. First Printing with Scribner's "A" and seal on copyright page, no blind stamp on rear cover. Blue cloth has shelf wear at corners and spine ends, small smudge on rear cover. Ink names at top of front endpaper, else interior clean and tight. Jacket is fair only, missing top third, tears and creases. Still, the original $3.00 price is intact on front flap, Lee Samuels photograph on rear panel, now in new mylar cover.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

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        La Croisade De Lee Gordon [Lonely Crusade]

      Paris: Correa, 1952. First French Edition, and the first edition to appear with an introduction by Himes' compatriot Richard Wright. Wrappered issue. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket, with only a few small chips to note. The striking jacket design comically depicts the interracial tension of the novel's protagonist in a way that would likely never have been allowed by Himes' American publisher, Knopf, who first issued the book in 1947. The second of two novels written by Himes during his tenure as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (the other was "If He Hollers Let Him Go"), both dealing with the influx of the black population into that city as a result of the growing defense industry.

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        The Killer Inside Me

      New York: Lion Books, 1952. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. First edition. (Paperback original, Lion 99.) About Very Good condition. Front hinge a little weak, sunning to red lettering on front cover, light shelf wear (with a few small nicks and rubs to back cover), and a single small crease to spine. In nice shape for a vintage paperback. Perhaps Thompson's best work, a tightly-plotted suspense novel starring an unforgettable anti-hero.

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        The Old Man and The Sea (signed)

      Charles Scribner's, New York 1952 - New York: Scribner's, 1952, Copyright page with letter 'A', first edition, 1st printing, Signed by Hemingway in pencil on half-title page to 'Frank' who has inscribed book on front endpaper to 'Lydia'. Price present; uncut near-fine dustjacket and hardcover. Certificate of Authenticity Included. Housed in clamshell book box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Honoré de Balzac: Gesammelte Werke im Leder. Vorhanden sind 25 Bänden: 1. Glanz und Elenden der Kurtisanen, 2. Oberst Chabert, 3. Der Landpfarrer, 4. Volksvertreter, 5. Die Lilie m Tal, 6. Pariser Novellen, 7. Die Geheimnisse der Fürsten von Cadignan, 8. Geschichte der Dreizehn, 9. Honorine, 10. Trollatische Geschichte, 11. Vater Goriot, 12. Heimliche Könige, 13. Albert Savarus, 14. Künstler und Narren, 15. Katharina von Medici, 16. Buch der Mystik, 17. Eine Dunkle Geschichte, 18. Die Frau von dreissig Jahren, 19. Modeste Mignon, 20. Dhekontrakt, 21. Der Alchimist, 22. Nebenbuhler, 23. Cäsar Birotteaus Grösse und Niedergang, 24. Die tödliche Wünsche, 25. Eugenie Grandet, 26. Pierrette.

      Hamburg, Rowohlt Verlag, 1952-1959. 12°, Ledereinband Schöne Ganzlederausgabe der berühmten Rowohlt-Ausgabe in 26 von 40 roten Oldr. Die Bände einheitlich jeweils in flexiblem, rotem Original-Ganzledereinband mit Kopfgoldschnitt und schwarzem, goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen sowie Lesebändchen. Bücher in gutem bis sehr gutem Zustand, manche dem Lesebändchen nach kaum gelesen, zwei Bänden mit Schutzumschlag u. Schuber. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Französische Literatur

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        Cinque litografie originali

      Bologna: Edizioni d'Arte Licinio Cappelli, Collana ideata e diretta da Mario Ramous , 1952. Quartini sciolti in cartelletta (loose as issued in original portfolio). Molto Buono (Very Good). Cartella con 5 litografie originali numerate e firmate a matita dall'Artista (cm 44x32, 22x44). I fogli hanno numerazioni diverse perché provenienti da cartelle disfatte (esemplari 47, 43, 35, 65, 49 su 100). Testo di Cesare Gnudi in italiano, inglese, francese, tedesco. Cartella cm 50x35. pp. 4 quartini + incisioni sciolte. Molto Buono (Very Good). Spine cracking. Edizione originale di 100 es. numerati.

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

       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. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Original Ölbild / original oil painting; russische Kunst / russian art; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

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      [Chicago] 1952, Art Institute. Grey cloth, very good, 279p.,. 107 b.w. plates illustrating 1000 pieces, bibliography, with. some fold out plates, dj. A L W A Y S R A R E !. VERY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION. A MOST VALUABLE AND RELIABLE SCHOLARLY RESOURCE Superb piece of scholarship covering the Shang, Western, Middle & Eastern Chou & Han jades. An important collection. * By and large, one of the most important and useful resources based on a superb early collection of marvelous pieces. Very reliable reference work, essential tool for serious students and collectors. * Issued in a small folio, 23 x 31 cm. * Always a RARE book ! * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Sensory Order. An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology

      London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1952 [first UK edition; first published in the US in the same year] - Octavo, xxii, 209 pages. Cloth; a fine copy with the unclipped dustwrapper slightly chipped and bumped, with its spine also sunned and a little marked. Friedrich August Hayek (1899-1992) 'made fundamental contributions in political theory, psychology, and economics', the latter for which he shared the 1974 Nobel Prize with Gunnar Myrdal. When this book was published, he was 'Professor of Social and Moral Science in the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago'. In it, he 'interprets the nervous system as an apparatus of classification which distinguishes between classes of stimuli on the basis of their joint occurrence in the past. The order of the sensory qualitites [sic] in terms of which we acquire all our conscious experience thus appears as the result of a kind of pre-sensory experience. This principle of explanation is then applied to other mental phenomena such as emotions and conceptual thought' (publisher's blurb). Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Black Beauty ? Told in short form and in pictures by Paul Brown

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Brown pictorial cloth. Fine in almost fine orange and yellow pictorial dust jacket. First edition. Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. INSCRIBED TO EUGENE V. CONNETT, WITH DRAWING & ALS. Paul Brown's own abridgment of this classic tale. Inscribed to his friend Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, publisher of the Derrydale Press who issued many of Brown's books, with a remarque of a horse's head facing left in pencil on front flyleaf: "To 'Wicker Head' Connett Better known as 'Wicked' From "Mallet Head" Brown with love to Grandma Connett (Give this book to your grand children it's too deep for u) Kiddin' of course, P.B. We'lll bring the steaks. You provide some 'spring water,' your gear, rules etc., and we'll be there. Paul" With a great autograph letter, signed ("Mallet Head"), to "Gene" from Paul Brown (two pages on Brown's pictorial stationery, undated, circa late1952), talking of polo and the publication history of this book, as well as social matters. Biscotti p. 100. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV

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        Das Dekameron.

      Sonderausgabe des Europäischen Buchklubs, 1952. 11.-19.Tsd 879 S. 8° , Halbleder, Farbkopfschnitt Lizenz: München Winkler; Dünndruck; vollständige Ausgabe in der Uebertragung von Karl Witte, durchgesehen von H. Bode; gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        The Sword of Honour Trilogy: Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1952, 55 and 61., 1952. First Editions. 3 volumes. Octavo. Bound in recent blue calf over marbled blue paper boards, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine; top edges tinted blue. With slipcase, bound in blue cloth. Bindings show extremely well, with negligible signs of shelfwear; vol three top edge somewhat faded. Internally clean and free from spotting; vol one has minor water staining to top and bottom edges, but this does not penetrate the text block. A very handsome set. In this trilogy of novels, we follow Guy Crouchback through the course of the Second World War. Somewhat resembling Waugh's own wartime experiences, for instance the Dakar expedition, the novels show Waugh at the height of his writing powers, scathingly satirical on the bureaucracy of modern warfare and earnestly charming on role and value of tradition - including Roman Catholicism.

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        Adolf Hitler - Mein Friede

      Reihenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1952 - 288 S., Ln. mit OU, 8° (19 cm), OU mit Randläsuren und kleineren Einrissen, im Bereich des Rückens verblichen Mit dem in den fünfziger Jahren sehr wahrscheinlich von Hanns Kurth (1904 ? 1976) unter dem Pseudonym Edwin E. Moeller geschriebenen Leihbuch ?Adolf Hitler- mein Frieden? veröffentlichte der Reihenbuch-Verlag einen satirisch- utopischen Roman. Ganz bewusst ist das Titelbild der damaligen Leihbuchausgabe provokant an Hitlers ?Mein Kampf? angelehnt und wurde prompt von der Bundesprüfstelle auf den Index gesetzt, was die Ausgabe zu einem der seltensten Leihbücher machte. Sprache: deu

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        Walt Disney's Peter Pan (Early promotional book, signed by layout artist Ken Anderson and animation director Ward Kimball)

      Los Angeles: Walt Disney Productions, 1952. An early promotional book, complete with fully animated black-and-white storyboards, for the classic 1953 animated film, "Peter Pan," based on the characters created by J.M. Barrie in 1902, and in particular Barrie's stage version of the Peter Pan story, "Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up." One of a reported 50 copies printed, this example SIGNED by layout artist Ken Anderson on the title page and legendary animation director Ward Kimball next to an interior still of Peter Pan smoking a peace pipe with an Indian chief. Ward's inscription makes reference to the scene in the film where the Indian chief greets Peter and the children, and reads: "Hello! It says here / Ward Kimball / Class of '34." Kimball was one of Disney's most famous founding animators, known collectively as the "Nine Old Men." He was called a genius by Walt Disney in Disney's autobiography, and created many of Disney's most famous animated characters, including the Crows in "Dumbo," Faline from "Bambi," Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat from "Alice in Wonderland," the Mice and Lucifer the Cat from "Cinderella," and Jiminy Cricket from "Pinocchio." Anderson was a major contributor to many of Disney's greatest animated films, including "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Pinocchio," "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," and "The Jungle Book." "Peter Pan" was the last of the many classic Disney films produced by RKO prior to Disney forming his own production company in 1953. Cream studio wrappers, side-stitched and quarter-bound in white cloth. 50 leaves, non-numbered, mimeograph, with numerous illustrated animation stills throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with light soil. A rare piece of Disneyana from within the production process, showing great insight into the studio's development process, storytelling style, and storyboarding approach; with autographs from two of Disney's most important early animators.

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        Der Gang zum grünen Schuh. 54. Publikation der Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde.

      Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde (VOB), 1952. Fünfunddreißig numerierte Exemplare. (4) Blatt, 78 (6) Seiten, (3) Blatt. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, rotbraunes Original Niger Ganzleder-Einband, mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie Dreiseitengoldschnitt, im Original Schuber. der Buchrücken minimal lichtschattig, ansonsten das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, auf dem Vorsatz handschriftliches Gedicht des Autors beigefügt ein Lichtbild von ihm, eins von 35 numerierten römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, hier die Nummer XIII. Vierundfünfzigster Oltener Liebhaberdruck. Druck der Offizin Heinrich Lustig, Gelterkindern, in einer einmaligen Gesamtauflage von siebenhundertfünfundfünfzig numerierten Exemplaren in der Diethelm-Antiqua von Hand gesetzt und auf weißes Zerkall-Bütten abgezogen. Fündunddreißig Exemplare mit römischen Ziffern I bis XXXV sind als Ganzlederbände in rotbraunes Nigerleder und hundertzwanzig Exemplare mit arabischen Ziffern 1 bis 120 als Halblederbände in orange Oasenziegenleder gebunden und vom Dichter handschriftlich signiert. Die übrigen sechshundert Exemplare numeriert 121 bis 720 sind als Pappbände gebunden. Die Überzugspapiere sind Batik-Modelldrucke von Emil Kretz, Basel. Alle Einbände sind Handarbeit der Werkstatt Hugo Peller, Solothurn. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Trunkene Flut. Ausgewählte Gedichte.

      Wiesbaden, Limes Verlag., 2. erweiterte Aufl. 1952. 120 Seiten, 19,5 x 12 cm. Gebundene Ausgabe/Original-Leinen hervorragend erhalten, quasi ungelesen - - vom Gottfried Benn auf Titelblatt voll signiert und datiert Versand D: 4,50 EUR

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        The Rolling Stones

      Scribner, 1952, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition. HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. The Rolling Stones, New York: Scribner, 1952. Octavo, first edition with Scribner's 'A' on copyright page, pp. 276, green cloth boards with blue lettering on spine and blue spacemen on front, illustrated by Clifford Geary. See Anatomy of Wonder, 5-63. Condition of this book: Jacket chipped at spine ends and corners, flaps have a few spots of foxing, endpages browned. Overall very good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; United States; 1950s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52670.

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        Abbott and Costello Meet Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Original screenplay for the 1953 film)

      Universal City, CA: Universal International, 1952. Shooting script for the 1953 film, "Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Very Good plus in original gray studio wrappers with black titles, with the Universal International Pictures logo at the bottom center. Dated December 15, 1952, 103 pages, with SECOND DRAFT SCREENPLAY noted on the front wrapper and the title page. Pages are white mimeo, with heavy revisions throughout in pencil. Likely the copy belonging to screenwriter Lee Loeb, or one of the other writers who contributed to subsequent drafts (including, Howard Dimsdale, Sid Fields, Grant Garett, and John Grant), as the revisions are all substantial (as opposed to editorial), with replacement dialogue, scene revisions, etc. One of the most memorable Abbott and Costello feature films, with Boris Karloff in fine form in the duel roles of Jekyll and Hyde.

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        LE CON D¿IRENE.

      Pauvert 1952 - [ARAGON Louis]. LE CON D¿IRENE. [Paris, Jean-Jacques Pauvert], 1952. In-8 (22,7 x 14) de 107 pp.1] p., [1] f., couverture en papier crème imprimée en rouge. Édition publiée en 1952 par Jean-Jacques Pauvert. Elle est imprimée sur vergé d¿Arches et est orné en frontispice d¿une gravure originale de Hans Bellmer. Le cinquième feuillet (pages 9-10) a été découpé par l¿éditeur sur tous les exemplaires. Il comportait les mentions suivantes : Cet ouvrage, achevé d¿imprimer sur / les presses de l¿imprimerie Tari en / novembre mcmlii ne sera pas mis dans /le commerce, tous les exemplaires / étant réservés à l¿auteur et à ses amis / Joseph Rousseaux- Mauriac / copyright 1952 by éditions J.-J. Pauvert. Ce texte est une réédition du Con d¿Irène publié pour la première fois en 1928. Cet ouvrage comporte les mêmes format, typographie, et mise en page que l¿Anglais décrit dans le Château Fermé publié par le même éditeur en 1953. La maquette de l¿ouvrage, (dessin du titre, choix de la typographie et mise en page), est de Hans Bellmer. Au dos du titre figure la justification de tirage : Il a été tiré de ce livre cent exemplaires sur vergé d¿Arches numérotés de 1 à 100. Bel exemplaire broché. 1400 ¿ [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      [Tokyo 1952, Unsodo]. Reprint of 1894 edition, true to the. original, complete in 5 accordion folding volumes, very good. yellow boards, 41 pastel color & 19 Sumi illustrations, very. delicately executed, beautifully illustrated. R A R E. A BEAUTIFUL & MOST DELICATE COLOR ALBUM SET OF 5 VOLUMES "Models For Painting" was celebrated as a classic and Taki enjoyed a position of influence as an outstanding Bunjin-ga artist of the Meiji era. The work was obviously influenced by Taki's observation of the two most famous classics on Chinese painting, the manuals: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN and the TEN BAMBOO STUDIO. * His brilliant impressions of birds, bugs, fish, flowers, fruits, bamboo, rocks [as in scholar's rocks] and landscapes are done with a skilled hand in pastel colors and shades of Sumi ink. A lovely, tender work, exhibiting all of the best composition of the classics. * The work is 16 x 25.5 cm., nicely executed. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. The Complete Set Includes the Titles: HAND MADE PA

      Rutland 1952, Tuttle.Red cloth folding Chitsu case,28.5 x 35. cm., complete 4 vol. set, profusely illustrated,with a large. number of hand-made Washi paper samples, "as new" copy, an. excellent example. FIRST & ONLY EDITION OF 150 COPIES. THE COMPLETE WORK, WITH ALL SAMPLES AND EXAMPLES: . This is a complete copy in the original red cloth Chitsu folding case with bone clasps, as issued. *** . A most stunning and valuable example of Japanese hand-made Washi paper sample book. This famous work was made just after World War II, while Thomas Tindale was working in Japan. He gathered the samples & specimens of Washi paper from the paper-makers. He also urged the paper-makers to participate in the compilation of the most ambitious, definitive and comprehensive single book documenting Japan's celebrated paper makers, papermaking villages and sample papers. . Hand-made paper making was at that time, in 1948-1950, a vanishing and a dying art. The number of handmade paper makers have decreased dramatically since publication of this great book. So many of the makers have already passed away, and were not followed by any disciple, therefore their technique of papermaking has been vanishing since that time. *** FOREWORD BY DARD HUNTER: The forward was contributed by Dard Hunter, the world's foremost expert and authority on handmade papers. This is the most ambitious and complete post-World War II work on Japanese papers including hundreds of fine samples beginning with the earliest a Komashi from 740 A.D., down to the latest done in 1923. It traces the history of paper making throughout Japan, it lists the various papermaking villages, their handmade paper makers, methods, materials used and applications and techniques. *** WATERMARK COLLECTION: With a fantastic collection of twenty especially executed watermarked papers with an accompanying pamphlet, 27 x 33 cm., giving the names of each engraving, engraver's name and title of the image. The watermark subject titles are: Sailboat by Moonlight; Water Lilies; Morning Glories; Okesa Odori [dancing girl]; Mountains Autumn Mist; Grapes; Fujiyama; Chrysanthemum; Ch'ao Fu Leading His Ox and several others with exceptionally fine, intricate and stunningly beautiful designs. *** STENCIL COLLECTION BY SOETSU YANAGI: The eight endpaper stencil illustrations showing the process of hand-made paper making and book covers were all designed and made especially by hand for this book by Keisuke Serizawa using his stencil or "Kataezome" technique. Serizawa was designated as a National Living Treasurer by the Japanese government and was widely acclaimed as Japan's most celebrated folk-artist. He worked in the "Sosaku" group of "Creative" people, along with Soetsu Yanagi were his close friends and fellow artists: Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach and several others. *** CONTENTS, BINDING: Stitch stitch-bound titles: 1. THE HAND MADE PAPERS OF JAPAN 2. THE SEKI COLLECTION 3. THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION. Folding Chitsu with ivory pegs: THE WATERMARK COLLECTION. All of the above are bound in the original stencil printed covers by Soetsu Yanagi. * *** Volume I: THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN: Introduction by Dard Hunter, bibliographical guide by Bunsho Jugaku, Japan's foremost expert and author on Japanese Washi [hand-made papers]. Complete history and description of paper-making in Japan, supplemented with botanical drawings and a series of 32 full-page photographs by then distinguished photographer Francis Haar. The text also includes a facsimile hand-colored reproduction with English translation of the Japanese classic on Washi, KAMI-SUKI TAIGA. 1784, the oldest Japanese illustrated work on papermaking. This is then translated into English by Kinichiro Kanazashi, with title: GENERAL OUTLINE OF PAPERMAKING, translated into English by Kinichiro Kanazashi. GENERAL OUTLINE OF PAPERMAKING]. . With a large b.w. photograph of Keisuke Serizawa at work making the stencils for the end paper illustrations. Folding sample of the fibers, threads, paper samples, cloth and bark samples used in the making of Shifu. Full-size page botanical illustrations of the six plants used in Washi paper-making, per below, see THE FIBERS. Microscopic photographs of the fibers. Discussion of the paper-making villages, including the process of paper-making, 32 full-size photos in all. GENERAL OUTLINE OF PAPERMAKING, translated into English by Kinichiro Kanazashi. *** Volume II: THE SEKI COLLECTION: Portrait and biography of Mr. Yoshikuni Seki, his full-page b.w. photograph as a frontis, followed by his brush signature in Japanese. Introduction by the author, Thomas K. Tindale, followed by a foreword by Yoshikuni. Essay by Yoshikuni: part I: PAPERS USED FOR THE COPYING OF BUDDHIST SACRED WRITINGS. Part II: PROCESSED PAPERS, includes authentic samples from 1688 onwards, colored papers, those used for Japanese books, book covers and heavy textured papers such as Chirimen-gami &c. Ending with the index. . The work continues with 187 authentic mounted specimens of paper from his personal collection. These date from Nara Period [740-793] to 1923. Each paper has been carefully authenticated, with a complete description, type, method of manufacture noted. . Final essay: PAPERMAKING MAPS OF OLD AND NEW JAPAN: two large folding black outline maps of Japan shows the old "Kuni" or provinces or Ken. *** Volume III: THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION: Foreword by Takema Morizawa, President of Japanese Handmade Paper Assn. CATALOGUE OF PAPERS BY PREFECTURES [Ken]:, A volume of whole page samples of 139 different papers from 18 Prefectures [Ken] and the city of Kyoto. A representative cross section of handmade papers now being produced in various districts. The name, materials, place of manufacture, and use of each paper given. *** Volume IV: THE WATERMARK COLLECTION: A loose portfolio, with twenty of the finest modern Japanese watermarks made in the exclusive mills of the Government Printing Agency, by the hand-rubbing process and is described in volume 1. *** THE FIBERS: A brown Washi paper envelope contains five separate labeled smaller white Washi envelopes each contains actual specimen samples of the fibers used to make hand-made [Washi] paper. 1. Gampi 2. Kozo 3 Kuwa 4. Mitsumata 5. Taima *** The inside of the Chitsu folding cloth case are watermarked papers with Tindale's logo. Other volumes use the Yanagi stencil illustrated papers. **** * LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES: The controversy about the actual number of copies published is cleared up once and for all. . A. This book also contains a copy of the original Prospectus, and a copy of a June 9, 1977 letter to us from Charles E. Tuttle Co., the publisher. They state the LIMITATION of the EDITION was only 150 COPIES, which is NOT cited in the book. This book has been commonly catalogued as being limited to 250 copies, this is clearly incorrect. . B. Additionally, a copy of a letter to us dated 3 December, 1979 from the author Thomas K. Tindale stated the book was originally planned to be published in a LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, however, due to a lack of ample old paper specimens the edition was [would be] published in an edition of 250 copies only. This again turned out to be incorrect and the book was finally published in a LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies only. Per the above paragraph "A." The final LIMITED EDITION of 150 only copies is substantiated by the letter from the publisher. . C. We knew Mr. Tindale quite well and understood that that he actually meant to say "150" copies rather than "250 copies" which is supported by the publisher's letter and prospectus. Copies of the three items cited above accompany this copy of the book. *** By and large, the most impressive work on Japanese Washi hand-made paper done in the first half of the 20th century. This marvelous reference is a veritable museum of hand-made paper and a distinguished history of this unique craft. It a classic and the known to be the most celebrated premier work on the subject. *** THOMAS K. TINDALE Tindale was an American, employed as an advisor to the Japanese Civil Service immediately after the end of World War II. He was assisted by Yoshikuni Seki, the celebrated and noted Japanese paper-making scholar and historian. The work was co-authored by his wife, Harriet R. Tindale. *** CONDITION: This is an excellent copy, it is a bit rubbed at hinges, else the contents are unopened, in the original tissue paper as issued by the publisher. *** * . A DELUXE PRODUCTION ! * * * FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES * This is a large and valuable item, it will only be shipped by Federal Express. Appropriate shipping packing, insurance and signature required fees apply. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Praxis der Biologie im Unterricht der Schulen - (später) Praxis der Naturwissenschaften. Zeitschrift für den Experimenellen Unterricht. 1952 bis 1970, Jahrgänge 1 bis 19 komplett in 18 Bänden.

      Aulis Verlag, Frankenberg / Eder und Köln. - ,1952 bis 1970 insgesamt 221 Hefte (1. Jahrgang 1952 bis 19. Jahrgang 1970) Biologie und 120 Hefte Chemie (1958 - 1967). Hefte sind Jahrgangs-weise professionell in zwei Ausführungen (siehe Bild) gebunden, Halbleinen bzw. Leinen-Einband mit geprägtem Titel / Rücken, beigebunden jeweils die Register. Die Jahrgänge 17/ 1968 bis 19/ 1970 sind zur Bindung vorbereitet, Buch-Umschläge sind gefertigt und bedruckt, Hefte aber noch nicht eingebunden. Den Bänden von 1958 bis 1967 sind auch jeweils die 12 Ausgabe Chemie beigebunden. Im ganzen eine komplette Sammlung der ersten 19 Jahrgänge der populären Lernmittel-Reihe. So nirgends angeboten, rar! zusammen über 10 kg schwer! Bücher sind gut erhalten, in den ersten Bänden Besitzervermerke auf den Vorsätzen und einige wenige Anstreichungen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [Tokyo] 1952, Kokudosha. Stiff brown wrs. 95p., 3-page color. fold out map, texts in English & Japanese, 12.5 x 18 cm.,bit. of the usual paper toning, else clean & solid, with dj.. THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY RARE FIRST EDITION. "An interpretation of Christian intuitions by the Mahayana concepts, and NOT visa-versa,is that Buddhism, in China and Japan, has realized how inexpressive, how crude, how treach- erous words are. Only a mind free of intellectual bondage, yet exacly conscious of what it is doing in overstepping the laws of thought is capable of holding fast to conflicting facts, of grasping the inner essence of paradox...." Very cool stuff ! * Per the dust jacket on ZEN AND ZEN CLASSICS, this title was supposed to be volume 8 of the set. While that may be correct, this work predates that set by 8 years for the first edition ! This title was never issued as part of ZEN AND ZEN CLASSICS even though its content should be kept together with that set. It does complete the set as this was Blyth's choice. **** A very well written, readable set of books. The celebrated Zen master D.T. Suzuki described Blyth as "one of the most eminent exponents of Japanese culture." **** ZEN AND HAIKU: Blyth's studies on Haiku, Japanese humor and Zen are "unique contributions towards East-West understanding." Blyth lived & worked in the east 40 years, until his death in 1964. The history of Zen is the history of moments. It cannot be, like the history of ideas, or even the history of the freedom of thought, an account of development, systematization, criticism, modification, replacement and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great Buddha-hood. * BLYTH'S CONTRIBUTION: Blyth lived and worked in the East for forty years, until his death in 1964 at the age of sixty-six. From the time of his internment in Japan during World War II, Blyth wrote assiduously. In the 1950's, his "ZEN IN ENGLISH LITERATURE" and "ORIENTAL CLASSICS" and "HAIKU" reached enthusiastic readers in America and Europe. Aldous Huxley describes Blyth's work as "illuminating." As William J. Higginson writes in his "HAIKU HANDBOOK," thanks to Blyth "a new interest in Japanese Haiku began to grow among poets of the immediate post World War II generation." ... Blyth's Contribution to cross-cultural understanding was manifold. In 1945, Blyth assumed a post as professor of English at Tokyo's Gakushuin University, the former Peers' School. For almost twenty years he tutored Crown Prince Akihito, the present Emperor. Blyth played a leading role in Emperor Hirohito's historical declaration of January 1, 1946, that he was a human being rather than a god. Blyth edited numerous writings from English and American literature, making them available to avid Japanese readers. **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Please inquire with us to see which of the below other titles by Blyth are in stock. * Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics, Hokuseido Press, 1942 * Haiku, 1949-1952, in four volumes: Vol.1: Eastern Culture. Vol.2: Spring. Vol.3: Summer-Autumn. Vol.4: Autumn-Winter. The Hokuseido Press * Japanese Satirical Verses, The Hokuseido Press, 1949 * Japanese Humour, Japan Travel Bureau, 1957 * Japanese Life and Character in Senryu, 1959 * Oriental Humor, 1959 * Zen and Zen Classics, in five volumes: Vol.1: General Introduction,from the Upanishads to . Huineng.1960. Vol.2: History of Zen.1964. Vol.3: History of Zen.1970. Vol.4: Mumonkan.1966. Vol.5: Twenty-Five Zen Essays.1962. The Hokuseido Press. [Note: this set's numbering is complicated, see us for complete information on what comprises a full set.] The last volume in this work should be BUDDHIST SERMONS ON CHRISTIAN TEXTS per the note above. . Edo Satirical Verse Anthologies, 1961. The Hokuseido Press. * A History of Haiku in two volumes: Vol.1: From the Beginnings up to Issa. Vol.2: From Issa up to the Present.1963.The Hokuseido Press. * Games Zen Masters Play: Writings of R. H. Blyth, 1976. * For more on Blyth see Wikipedia: * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Celle qui n-etait plus

      Paris: Denoel. (1952). First. First edition. 12mo. Near fine in wrappers and lightly rubbed near fine dustwrapper. The true first edition of the thriller by French authors Thomas Narcejac and Pierre Boileau that was the basis for the classic film Les Diaboliques directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot in 1955 and starring Simone Signoret. .

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        Greeting Card for 1952 by S.W. Hayter Engraving with soft ground etching printed in colour from three lino blocks. Signed and dated 1952 in blue ball point pen in lower margin and on verso.

      Paris.: Self-published., 1952. First edition. Folding sheet.. Fine. Greeting Card for 1952 by S.W. Hayter. Engraving with soft ground etching printed in colour from three lino blocks. Signed and dated 1952 in blue ball point pen in lower margin and on verso. Plate size 920 x 900mm (35/8 x 3.5 inches) Sheet size 4/13

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        I, the Jury (First UK Edition)

      London: Arthur Barker, 1952. First UK Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Some light soil to the boards. Jacket has a chip at the crown (titling not affected) and a couple of smaller chips at the corners, with light rubbing overall. A very presentable copy of Spillane's first book, the first Mike Hammer mystery, and the progenitor to a whole generation of books featuring ultra-violent detective heroes. Basis for the 1953 film noir.

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        Poster for Bonjour Éléphant (Buongiorno, elefante)

      Paris: SIP, 1952. Original color lithograph poster for the movie. 160 x 118 cm. Une production Rizzoli-De Sica. Directed by Gianni Francioli. Complete but with tears along the folds. The full name of the Indian-American actor is Sabu Dastagir (1924-1963). Dans «Bonjour éléphant» (1952) de Gianni Franciolini, il donne à Vittorio De Sica, maître d'école peu fortuné, un éléphanteau très affectueux.

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        Photoalbum With Images of Performances at the State Puppet Theatre

      (1952), (Budapest) 1952 - 10 album card leaves with 9 original, vintage, black and white photographs. Handwritten title page in white ink. In original, green cover. Size of images: ca. 120 × 90 mm. This album was a gift to an associate of the Hungarian State Puppet Theatre on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the leader of the Hungarian Communist Party, General Secretary Mátyás Rákosi. Rákosi sixtieth birthday (March 9, 1952) was a grandiose celebration in the Communist Hungary, with socialist emulations, demonstration and numerous socialist cultural events to commemorate the great day of "Stalin's best pupil", as how he humbly referred to himself. In plants, socialist corporations, factories and in any institutions throughout the country but also many places in the entire Socialist block, the highly important event was celebrated. This album is one of it's manifestation, an "Award for the job well done, on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Comrade Mátyás Rákosi" from the State Puppet Theatre. 10 album card leaves with 9 original, vintage, black and white photographs. Handwritten title page in white ink. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        East of Eden (Signed Limited Edition)

      The Viking Press, New York 1952 - A Very Good copy (only) of the book, lacking the glassine and slipcase. The book spine titling has almost completely flaked off and the closed page block is spotted on the top and fore-edges. Previous owner's name and date written on the final page, otherwise fairly tidy internally. One of 1500 copies of the signed, limited edition, 750 of which were for sale. Steinbeck's classic tale of the Trask and Hamilton families set in the Salinas Valley. The Nobel Prize winning writer considered this his greatest work and, in fact, a young Steinbeck actually makes a small appearance in the novel as a character. East of Eden was a bestseller and became extremely popular upon its release. Steinbeck wrote a friend: "I am getting flocks of letters [ . . .] People write as though it were their book." The popularity of the book would undergo a resurgence in 2003, when it was an Oprah's Book Club pick. More famously, the book has been adapted into a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan and featuring James Dean in one of his few starring roles. The movie appears on AFI's list of the "Top 400 American Films." "But no one can doubt its merits as the work of a great storyteller. It compels and holds the reader's fascinated attention from the first chapter to the last." (Contemporary review in the Washington Post). Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: The Great Depression, 1929-1941 (Inscribed and signed by author)

      New York: Macmillan, 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some scuffing to covers, spine gilt dulled, else very good in moderately worn jacket.. xv, 503 pp., frontispiece and 8 plates from photographs; octavo, original blue cloth. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HERBERT HOOVER on front free endpaper: "To Easton Rothwell With the good wishes of Herbert Hoover." Charles Easton Rothwell (1902-1987) was Director of the Hoover Institution (at Stanford University) from 1952-1959, preceding his Presidency at Mills College in Oakland (1959-1967). During the Second World War Rothwell served in the U.S. State Department. In 1945 he was executive secretary of the founding conference of the United Nations and a principle drafter of the UN charter. Rothwell was also a friend of fellow State Department employee and secretary general of the UN Charter Conference, Alger Hiss. At a House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) hearing in 1948 Hiss was accused by Whitaker Chambers of being a Communist and Soviet agent. Though Hiss denied all charges, he was convicted of perjury and served nearly 4 years in Federal Prison. Herbert Hoover was reportedly quite chagrined when Hiss's old friend C. Easton Rothwell was made Director of the Hoover Institution, though the inscription here seems cordial enough! A compelling association. The inscription, though undated, likely coincides with Rothwell's appointment to the Hoover Institution in 1952, the year of publication of Hoover's memoir.

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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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        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.

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        Images à La Sauvette

      Paris: Editions Verve, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Folio (27.5cm x 38cm), July 1952. In the cut-out pattern boards designed by Matisse for Cartier-Bresson in a mark of their friendship. Publication with the simultaneous US edition "made Cartier-Bresson an international superstar." Its English title, the Decisive Moment, offers a key to the images - that point when "all the elements in the picture-frame come together to make the perfect image." " of the greatest of all photobooks." (Parr and Badger, The Photobook, vol I, p 208-209). 126 b&w images, spanning Cartier-Bresson's career and divided between West and East, including portraits, street scenes, with settings in Mexico, India, China, Iran, Indonesia, the US and Europe. In very good condition, a clean, unmarked copy, light wear to board edges, and professional restoration to the spine, often a weak point, slight crack to gutter immediately after 1st blank. Internally fine in a firm binding. blank, [16], 1-62, [4], 64-126, [6].

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        Clash by Night (Collection of 3 photographs from the 1952 film, including a candid shot of Marilyn Monroe on the set)

      Los Angeles: RKO Radio Pictures, 1952. Collection of 3 vintage borderless black-and-white single weight still photographs from the US release of the 1952 film noir. One of the photos is a candid shot of a young Marilyn Monroe, leaning against a camera track and talking to her male counterpart lead, Keith Andes. The candid photo has a mimeo snipe describing the shot, indicating clearly that Ms. Monroe was well on her way to being a superstar. The other two borderless shots are of Monroe and Andes in a romantic embrace, and Robert Ryan and Barbara Stanwyck in an even more romantic embrace. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine. Complete collation details available on request.

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        Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers, and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman, Thirty-Second President of the United States of America.

      New York: Farrar Straus and Young, 1952. First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Bill Winston, kindest regards from Harry S. Truman 1-20-62." In very good condition with some light wear to the extremities. First Edition of Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries; Signed by Harry Truman

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      A MOST VALUABLE AND RELIABLE SCHOLARLY RESOURCE [Chicago] 1952, - Art Institute. Grey cloth, very good, 279p.,107 b.w. plates illustrating 1000 pieces, bibliography, withsome fold out plates, dj. A L W A Y S R A R E !VERY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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