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        TWO ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE COVER ART OF THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN

      N.p.: S.i., [1952]. Two original illustrations, rendered in pen & ink and gouache on paper, measuring 8.5" x 6.25" and 8" x 6.25" respectively; not signed. Some minor smudging and soiling; holograph notation "Choice No. Four" written on verso of dark blue variant illustration; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Arranged side-by-side, tastefully and archivaly double-matted. Attractive pair of preliminary paintings for unused covers on The Golden Apples of the Sun, the product of Bradbury and Mugnaini's first collaboration. Both illustrations (along with two additional unused variants) were reproduced in Jerry Weist's 2002 work Bradbury: An Illustrated Life (p.81). Provenance: From the collection Ray Bradbury, 1952-ca.2003; ex-Jerry Weist, ca.2003-2014, acquired from his estate 2014.

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

      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-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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Gerald McBoing Boing

      New York: Simon and Schuster, , 1952. Quarto. Original pictorial laminated boards, illustrated front paste down. illustrated by Mel Crawford. Light cracking of lamination at rear spine edge, mild toning to edges, light wear to ends of spine. A very attractive copy. First edition, first printing. Based on United Productions of America's Academy Award winning motion picture. An odd Seuss title which was briefly out during the time of the film release.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Winston S Churchill

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This the first edition, first printing of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches, published during Churchill's second and final premiership. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But his enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensible leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. Further, the books measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. These sets have become scarce in the original dust jackets in collectible condition. Here is a near fine first printing set in very good dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are square and tight with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are bright and notably clean; the only place in the set we find even a trace of spotting is to the first free endpapers. Even the page edges are atypically clean. The sole previous ownership mark is the same previous owner's initials and last name inked to the first free endpaper of all three volumes. The dust jackets are unclipped with only minor wear to extremities, mostly the spine ends. We note mild toning to the jacket spines, minor soiling and spotting, and a small ink mark near the author's name on the Volume Two spine. The only loss of note is a .25 inch chip to the Volume Three lower rear face, and the only damage of note a barely discernible three-inch closed tear to the Volume Three upper front face. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

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        Rot und Schwarz : Zeitbild v. 1830.,

      Frankfurt a. M. : Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1952 - 459 S. ; 8 Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Le Rouge et le noir Seiten alterbedingt leicht gebräunt. K18799 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 590 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1952. Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in pale tan morocco, pictorial title block in blue with black spider web design to spine and front board copied from original and Wilbur the pig onlaid to bottom of front board in pink morocco, twin rule to turn-ins in black, plain black endpapers, gilt edges. Black and white illustrations in the text. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. In charming Chelsea Bindery designed binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Decisive Moment: Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson

      Simon and Schuster/Editions Verve, 1952-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. Caption booklet. Good binding and cover. Tanning to spine and boards. Pieces of tape to spine. Chipping to spine. Crack to front hinge on title page. Clean, unmarked pages. "The Decisive Moment" originally titled "Images a la Sauvette"-is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist's humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson's photography has become part of the world's collective memory.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Images a la sauvette [= The Decisive Moment]. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      Paris, Editions Verve 1952.. 8 Blätter (Text); 30 Blätter (Tafeln); 2 Blätter (Bildlegenden); 34 Blätter (Tafeln); 2 Blätter (Bildlegende) = 152 Seiten mit insgesamt 126, davon 73 ganzseitigen und 19 doppelseitigen schwarzweißen Kupfertiefdruck-Abbildungen auf Tafeln. Farbig und originallithographisch bedruckter Original-Pappband nach zwei Arbeiten von Matisse. (37 x 27,5 cm) Gr.4°.. - "Das schönste Photobuch aller Zeiten" (photobibliothek.ch) - "Cet ouvrage, presente sous une couverture executee specialement par Henri Matisse, comporte une selection de 126 photographies prises dans l'oeuvre de Henri Cartier-Bresson. Il a ete entierement concu et compose pour l'edition francaise (Images a la Sauvette) et l'edition americaine (The Decisive Moment) par Teriade avec la collaboration de Marguerite Lang. Le tirage des epreuves photographiques originales a ete execute par Pierre Gassman. Les maitres-imprimeurs Draeger Freres ont assure la gravure et l'impression qui a ete terminee le 22 juillet 1952. Photobibliothek.ch 11617 ("Das Buch erschien gleichzeitig in der vorliegenden französischen und bei Simon and Schuster in der amerikanischen Ausgabe u.d.T. "The Decisive Moment"."). Die erste eigenständige Buchveröffentlichung über Cartier-Bresson. Unter dem bekannteren und prägnanteren Titel "The decisive moment" parallel im gleichen Jahr in New York erschienen. "Der entscheidende Moment" scheint es besser zu treffen als "Bilder auf die Schnelle", bis hin zur Assoziation "vendeur a la sauvette", also "Schwarzhändler". Der Einband mit leichten Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, etwas nachgedunkelt, minimal angeschmutzt, an den Ecken und Kapitalen leicht bestoßen, die untere vordere Ecke stärker. Die Bestoßung setzt sich als leichte Knickspur innen fort. Mit zeitgenössischem zeichnerischem Besitzeintrag vom "25.XII.[19]52" auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz. Differenzen mit anderen Kollationen können sich daraus ergeben, daß das letzte Vorsatzblatt recto mit der dritten Seite des zweiten Teils der Bildlegende bedruckt wurde und oft mitgezählt wird. Die Interimsbindung, wie bei Verve meistens, etwas gelockert. Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar dieses ikonographischen Photobuches. * Zahlung mit VISA/ MASTERCARD möglich. Versand mit Deutsche Post oder DHL. *

      [Bookseller: Heinrich Heine Antiquariat]
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        Mr. President

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Young,, 1952. The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers and Revealing Interviews. Pictures by Alfred Wagg. Quarto. Original blue imitation morocco by Alpha of New York, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, grey endpapers; housed in a custom-made green quarter morocco solander box, green morocco presentation label on front cover. Illustrated throughout. From the library of Alben W. Barkley, with his discreet "Angles" book label on the front pastedown ("Angles" was the former vice-president's Kentucky home). A very small amount of surface wear at extremities of binding. An excellent copy. First and limited edition, first printing, one of 250 copies specially bound. Presentation copy from President Harry S. Truman to his Vice-President Alben W. Barkley, warmly inscribed below the colour portrait of Truman: "To the best Vice President the country ever had! From one who knows. H.S.T."; also inscribed on the limitation page, where, instead of numbering the volume, Truman has written: "V.P. [Vice President] To: Hon. Alben W. Barkley, From: Harry Truman. White House, August 12, 1952." This was an interesting day at the White House: The Harry S. Truman Library & Museum preserves the typed menu of a White House cabinet luncheon and dinner from August 12 1952 (kicking off with a refreshing "Mint Jellied Fruit Juice"), at which Governor Adlai Stevenson and his running-mate Alabama senator John J. Sparkman were present, both having just been endorsed as the Democratic presidential nominees for the 1952 election. Alben William Barkley (1877-1956) was a Kentucky-born politician whose "vice-presidency (1949-53) was an active one. He lobbied for administration programs and was included in the decision-making process, but inevitably his major function was as an administration publicist and purveyor of goodwill, a role he handled well. He became known as the "Veep" - a title coined by his ten-year-old grandson" (DAB). Despite the fulsome nature of Truman's presentation inscription DAB notes that "Barkley was friendly with Roosevelt's successor, but Harry S. Truman appears to have considered the Kentucky senator a man of limited capabilities". There is a further inscription on the title page to Barkley's son David: "To David Barkley, thanks for a great day, October 24, 1959. Harry Truman". A wonderful association copy from a fascinating moment in both US and Democratic Party political history.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Love life of the birds. Translated from the Spanish by Herbert M. Clark. Illustrations by Axel Amuchastegui.

      Buenos Aires, Codex Editors, 1952. 4to. 24 colour plates. Finely bound in red full morocco. All edges gilt. In slip case. Spine faded.. No 1 of 3 copies especially bound for Bernars Quaritch Ltd. by Bernard Middelton of London

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        Celle Qui N'Etait Plus [Diabolique] (First French Edition, Review Copy, Signed by Boileau and Narcejac)

      Denoel, Paris 1952 - First French Edition (and correct first). INSCRIBED by Narcejac on the front endpaper and signed by Boileau just below. A French review copy, with the necessary PRESSE punch-stamp present on both the rear panel of the jacket and the book. An absolutely pristine, extraordinarily well-preserved example. "Celle Qui N'Etait Plus" was the writing team's first effort, basis for Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1955 masterpiece, "Les Diaboliques" (or Diabolique), starring Simone Signoret. Before Clouzot had even finished making "Diabolique," Alfred Hitchcock had secured the rights to the duo's forthcoming book, which would become the basis for his masterpiece, "Vertigo." A cornerstone film source title, only the second book signed by either of the authors we have ever encountered. Beyond even this, however, clearly one of the first copies of the title to have been handled by anyone. Pages uncut. Fine in wrappers, in a Near Fine example of the rare dust jacket. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.Buss, p. 74. Criterion Collection 35. Grant, pp. 182-183. Selby Masterwork, p. 215. Spicer, p. 453. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        [Photo Archive]: Papagayo Room and Early 1950s San Francisco Cooking TV Program

      [Circa 1952]. Photographic archive of Al and Katherine Williams, proprietors of the Papagayo Room restaurant in San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel and host of the mid-1950s cooking program Copper Kitchen, totaling more than 1,000 photographs and 1,000 negatives, with some original menu art. The photographs are nicely presented in a series of folio and large quarto albums and with the majority of the original negatives present and neatly organized and labeled; an additional number of unprinted negatives related to travel in Mexico are also included. Overall fine with only a bit of wear and toning to the menu art. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Grant That Maxwell Bought

      World Press, Inc., Denver, Colorado 1952 - 256pp.+map,bk.pkt.; HB blue w/gilt; rubbed w/spine darkened; some where on corners; slightly loose hinges w/tanning; clean,tight pgs. "This is the story of the Maxwell Land Grant, a vast tract of land in northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado." illus. "This Book Number 146 of an edition limited to two hundred and fifty volumes" signed by Stanley. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Chapman & Hall. 1952, 1955, 1961. First. First editions. Three volumes. Each volume is fine in fine or very near fine condition: Unconditional Surrender is price-clipped and has slight toning on the spine lettering; Officers and Gentlemen has slight toning on the spine lettering. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952., 1952. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo pp. 602. Publisher's green cloth, in original pictorial dust jacket. Near fine copy of the book in a very good dust jacket, with some chipping to head of slightly browned spine and light rubbing to corners. First issue ('bite' for 'bight' on pg. 281, line 38) in first state dust jacket with author's photographic portrait on rear panel and no reviews. Callil & Toibin; Modern Library (200 Best Novels in English since 1950)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        CHARLOTTE'S WEB (Inscribed First Edition)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. First edition. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed: "For Harman Ephron with greetings from E. B. White." The inscription indicates some familiarity with the recipient. We believe the recipient was Dr. Harmon S. Ephron (1894 - 1992), a graduate from Cornell Medical School in 1931, one of the founders of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, and a professor in Manhattan at the New School for Social Research. While we don't know the exact relationship between the two men, it seems likely that their joint affiliation with Cornell may have caused their paths to cross. A Very Good copy of the book in like dust jacket. The cloth is a bit worn at the spine ends and corners, mild toning to the spine, and a few little spots on the cloth, but internally in very nice condition. The dust jacket with wear at the spine ends and corners and a few short tears, but attractive overall. The Pulitzer Prize winning author's classic children's novel about the touching relationship between the titular spider and a pig, Wilbur. Charlotte's Web took E.B. White about three years to write and became one of the best selling children's books of all time. It was nominated for a Newberry Medal and the National Education Association named it one of the "Top 100 Books for Children." It was also named one of the "Top 100 Chapter Books" of all time in a poll by the School Library Journal. Charlotte's Web has been adapted into numerous films, both animated and live action, and even a video game "As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done." (Author Eudora Welty in a contemporary New York Times Review). Very Good in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Decisive Moment, 1952 first edition in dust jacket

      New York: Simon & Schuster. 1952. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First printing, 1952, in dust jacket with caption sheets inserted. Small folio, pictorial cream boards with design in green, blue and black by Matisse. Book is just about fine with just a touch of soil to boards but the usually worn spine completely sharp and intact, captions in 12pp laid in. Jacket is very good with light soil, top inch of spine is gone and someone has gone to the trouble of filling in the lost paper neatly with a small similarly toned patch; looks pretty good! Altogether a superior copy of this high spot in photography, in original jacket.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        La paroi et la prairie

      Glm 1952 - - Glm, Paris 1952, 12,5x20cm, broché. - Edition en partie originale, un des quelques exemplaires sur vélin hors commerce justifiés par l'auteur. Précieux envoi autographe signé de René Char à Raymond Queneau. Dos et plats très légèrement et marginalement passés sans gravité. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition partly original, one of a few copies on vellum out trade justified by the author. Precious autograph signed by the author Raymond Queneau. Back and dishes slightly and marginally passed without gravity. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        IF Worlds of Science Fiction Pulp Magazine - 1952-1986 - 150 of the 175 issue set

      1952 - IF - Large lot of 150 of the 175 issues in the digest sized complete set. Conditions vary, and a quick grading gave the following breakdown of the 150 issues in this lot: 74 Fine, 57 VG, 19 G. Includes the 1st 28 issues, and almost all the missing issues are from the mid 60s. Includes all issues from 1969 (most in Fine) on as well as the 1986 single issue. These issues include Heinlein, Harlan Ellison, Dean Koontz, Matheson, Phillip K Dick, Robert Bloch, Farmer, Bradley, many more. Priced at an average of $3.75 each. Shipping is approximate and may be adjusted based upon delivery method and location. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rimbaud. Translated by F. Roger-Cornaz

      Aigle, France: Mermod, 1952. First French edition, preceding English language edition, one of 3000 copies. No. 5 in the series La Grenade. 8vo; handsomely rebound in 3/4 bordeaux morocco with pastepaper over boards, spine paneled, author and title in gilt on spine; marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in, top edge gilt, text a bit browned else fine.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        In Fayervogn

      Israel. First Edition.. Very good condition of the volume itself with only minor signs of external wear and a small chip to the spine. The rare dustjacket with fraying and some larger chips, but now protected by Mylar. Wonderfully inscribed by Sutzkever and with a little drawing on the endpaper. Extremely rare yiddish publication.. First Edition. Israel, 1952. 8°. 184 (3) pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition of the volume itself with only minor signs of external wear and a small chip to the spine. The rare dustjacket with fraying and some larger chips, but now protected by Mylar. Wonderfully inscribed by Sutzkever and with a little drawing on the endpaper. Extremely rare yiddish publication. Abraham Sutzkever (Avrom Sutskever) - (July 15, 1913 ?- January 20, 2010) was an acclaimed Yiddish poet. The New York Times wrote that Sutzkever was "the greatest poet of the Holocaust." Abraham (Avrom) Sutzkever was born on July 15, 1913 in Smorgon, Russian Empire, now Smarhon, Belarus. During World War I, his family fled eastwards from the German invasion and settled in Omsk, Siberia, where his father, Hertz Sutzkever, died. Three years after the war, his mother, Rayne (née Fainberg), moved the family to Vilna, where Sutzkever attended cheder. In 1930, he joined the Bee Jewish scouting movement. He married Freydke in 1939, a day before World War II. In 1941, he and his wife were sent to the Vilna Ghetto. Ordered by the Nazis to hand over important Jewish manuscripts and artworks for display in an Institute for Study of the Jewish Question, to be based in Frankfurt, Sutzkever and his friends hid a diary by Theodor Herzl, drawings by Marc Chagall and Alexander Bogen, and other treasured works behind plaster and brick walls in the ghetto. His mother and newborn son were murdered by the Nazis. On September 12, 1943, he and his wife escaped to the forests, and together with fellow Yiddish poet Shmerke Kaczerginsky he fought the occupying forces as a partisan. Sutzkever joined a Jewish unit under the command of Moshe Judka Rudnitski, and took part in several missions before being smuggled into the Soviet Union. In July 1943, he gave a fellow partisan a notebook of his poems, which reached the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in Moscow. In March 1944, a small plane was sent to the Vilna forests to bring Sutzkever and his wife to Russia. In February 1946, he was called up as a witness at the Nuremberg Trials testifying against Franz Murer, the murderer of his mother and son. After a brief sojourn in Poland and Paris, he immigrated to Mandate Palestine, arriving in Tel Aviv in 1947. Sutzkever has two daughters, Mira and Rina. He died on January 20, 2010 in Tel Aviv at the age of 96. (Wikipedia)

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        East Of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover, purple edges, with the glassine wrapper and "wood finish" slipcase. Slipcase a little chipped and patchily faded. An excellent copy. First and signed limited edition, first printing, one of 1,500 copies signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Honore 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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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" with the Seal, no additional printings. Blue cloth boards with silver lettering. Jacket priced at $3.00. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, light shelf wear. Rubbing at the lettering on the spine, light spots. Owner inscription and a sticker at the front endpaper. Short tear at the fore-edge of page 105. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, rubbing. Chipping at the spine, short tear. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        In Fayervogn.

      Israel, 1952.. First Edition. 8°. 184 (3) pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition of the volume itself with only minor signs of external wear and a small chip to the spine. The rare dustjacket with fraying and some larger chips, but now protected by Mylar. Wonderfully inscribed by Sutzkever and with a little drawing on the endpaper. Extremely rare yiddish publication.. Abraham Sutzkever (Avrom Sutskever) - (July 15, 1913 - January 20, 2010) was an acclaimed Yiddish poet. The New York Times wrote that Sutzkever was "the greatest poet of the Holocaust." Abraham (Avrom) Sutzkever was born on July 15, 1913 in Smorgon, Russian Empire, now Smarhon, Belarus. During World War I, his family fled eastwards from the German invasion and settled in Omsk, Siberia, where his father, Hertz Sutzkever, died. Three years after the war, his mother, Rayne (nee Fainberg), moved the family to Vilna, where Sutzkever attended cheder. In 1930, he joined the Bee Jewish scouting movement. He married Freydke in 1939, a day before World War II. In 1941, he and his wife were sent to the Vilna Ghetto. Ordered by the Nazis to hand over important Jewish manuscripts and artworks for display in an Institute for Study of the Jewish Question, to be based in Frankfurt, Sutzkever and his friends hid a diary by Theodor Herzl, drawings by Marc Chagall and Alexander Bogen, and other treasured works behind plaster and brick walls in the ghetto. His mother and newborn son were murdered by the Nazis. On September 12, 1943, he and his wife escaped to the forests, and together with fellow Yiddish poet Shmerke Kaczerginsky he fought the occupying forces as a partisan. Sutzkever joined a Jewish unit under the command of Moshe Judka Rudnitski, and took part in several missions before being smuggled into the Soviet Union. In July 1943, he gave a fellow partisan a notebook of his poems, which reached the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in Moscow. In March 1944, a small plane was sent to the Vilna forests to bring Sutzkever and his wife to Russia. In February 1946, he was called up as a witness at the Nuremberg Trials testifying against Franz Murer, the murderer of his mother and son. After a brief sojourn in Poland and Paris, he immigrated to Mandate Palestine, arriving in Tel Aviv in 1947. Sutzkever has two daughters, Mira and Rina. He died on January 20, 2010 in Tel Aviv at the age of 96. (Wikipedia) (Sprache: Yiddish)

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952., 1952. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo pp. 602. Publisher's green cloth, in original pictorial dust jacket. Near fine copy of the book in a very good dust jacket, with some chipping to head of slightly browned spine and light rubbing to corners. First issue ('bite' for 'bight' on pg. 281, line 38) in first state dust jacket with author's photographic portrait on rear panel and no reviews. Callil & Toibin; Modern Library (200 Best Novels in English since 1950)

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        The White Rabbit. From the Story told to him by Wing - Commander F.E.E. Yeo - Thomas. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Evans Brothers, [1952]8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and 11 plates on 8; handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. The harrowing yet uplifting story of SOE agent Wing - Commander Forest Yeo - Thomas, code - named 'White Rabbit'. Parachuted into occupied France in early 1944 he was captured, arrested, and many times tortured to the point of death. After several attempts at escape he reached safety (astonishingly, from Buchenwald) in 1945 to serve as a witness at Nuremberg. Yeo - Thomas was awarded the George Cross and the French Legion d'Honneur. 'A gruesome sketch of Yeo - Thomas's career in SOE, prepared with the agent's help' (Foot). The first edition is now very scarce. Enser, p.399; Foot, p.460.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Hardcover. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. An unusually clean, well-preserved copy of the July 1952 1st American edition. Bright and VG+ (with very light bowing to the boards) in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ to Near Fine example of the iconic Matisse-illustrated dustjacket. Significantly, there is zero paper loss to the jacket, which is uncommon for this title. A bit of very mild, subtle toning along the front panel's top-edge and very light creasing to the rear panel's top-edge. Still though, very presentable and handsome --and among the finest copies on the market. Folio, sumptuous, epoch-defining photographs thruout. Also includes a pristine example of the publisher's laid-in 12 page caption booklet.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Ancient Chinese Bronzes of the Shang and Chou Dynasties, An Illustrated Catalogue of the van Heusden Collection

      1952, Buckram, Book Condition: Very Good Plus, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First EditionSize: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, This is copy no. 216 of the first edition, privately published in an edition of 1000 copies, signed and sealed by the author. Printed and presumed bound in Japan. Green buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and archaic design to the front board and lettering to the spine. Exceptionally clean binding. 12 x 8.5 inches. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With color frontispiece, and xi and 193 numbered pages of text, interspersed with drawings and illustrations, and with LXIIIl monochrome plates accompanied by detailed notes. Most of the plates with tissue guards and the tissue guards generally in pristine condition. The plates on medium-weight, matte stock. No remainder marks. Tiny sticker from previous bookseller neatly pasted to the front pastedown. The rear hinge with the over-paper splitting here and there, a cosmetic issue only. Else a very clean copy, and quite tight. Very gently read. A Very Good Plus copy. All in all a lovely copy of an extremely scarce work featuring bronzes dating from the 2nd millennium B.C. until the dawn of the Christian era, Limited Edition

      [Bookseller: The Book Carrel]
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        MARTHA QUEST - SIGNED

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1952. First British Edition. First Impression. Octavo; green textured boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; 320pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Hint of a lean, cloth a touch loose at the crown, with some minor fading to the board edges; Very Good+ and clean throughout. The unclipped dustjacket has light overall wear, with some toning to the spine panel and flap folds, shallow chipping at the spine ends and front corner tips, and a 2 inch vertical tear running along the lower left joint and moving in horizontally about a half inch or so; a Very Good example of this fragile, cheaply-made jacket. The South African Nobel Prize-winner's scarce second novel, and the first volume in her 'Children of Violence' series.

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        The old man and the sea

      New York , CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1952 - . 8vo. pp. 140. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Prima edizione (First Edition, First Printing ''A''). . Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. Includes Titles: HAND MADE PAPERS OF JAPAN; THE WATERMARK COLLECTION; FIBERS; THE SEKI COLLECTION, THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION. COMPLETE AS ISSUED

      A MOST MARVELOUS AND SUPERB WORK AND SAMPLE WASHI BOOK Rutland 1952, - Tuttle. Red cloth folding Chitsu case, 28.5 x35 cm., ivory clasps, complete four volumes set, envelope offiber samples, profusely illustrated, with large number ofactual hand-made paper samples, unwrapped, unopened, Chitsu Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE? A Mr Verity Detective Story

      London: Evans Brothers Limited. 1952. First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine clean and bright copy, the gilt on the spine oxidized. The contents are without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and ever so slightly spine-faded dustwrapper. Not price-clipped but with a sticker over the original printed price. The first of two mystery novels under this pseudonym. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Winston S Churchill

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This the first edition, first printing of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches, published during Churchill's second and final premiership. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner, painter. But his enduring preeminence owes most to his indispensible leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the publisher reissued the War Speeches as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. Further, the books measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. These sets have become scarce in the original dust jackets in collectible condition. Here is a near fine first printing set in very good dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are square and tight with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are bright and notably clean; the only place in the set we find even a trace of spotting is to the first free endpapers. Even the page edges are atypically clean. The sole previous ownership mark is the same previous owner's initials and last name inked to the first free endpaper of all three volumes. The dust jackets are unclipped with only minor wear to extremities, mostly the spine ends. We note mild toning to the jacket spines, minor soiling and spotting, and a small ink mark near the author's name on the Volume Two spine. The only loss of note is a .25 inch chip to the Volume Three lower rear face, and the only damage of note a barely discernible three-inch closed tear to the Volume Three upper front face. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.1(I-III).a, Woods/ICS A136(a.1), Langworth p.303.

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        In Battle for Peace. The Story of My 83rd Birthday

      New York: Masses & Mainstream, 1952. First Edition. With Comment by Shirley Graham. 192 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Some dust soiling along top edge, else near fine in rubbed dust jacket with 1-inch triangular chip from front panel, loss of initial letter "I" of title, split at front inner flap. An attractive copy, signed by the author on the flyleaf. Signed by Du Bois Signed by the author on the flyleaf. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        NONES

      London: Faber and Faber, 1952. 1st English edition, full blue cloth, with printed dust jacket. Specially signed by Auden in black ink on the title page. This collection of thirty-one poems " . . . is a sequence of shorter poems in several forms, with an underlying unity . . ." (from the jacket notes). "Published 22 February 1952 in an impression of 3,000 copies" (Bloomfield A32b). Light age toning to FEP, and slight edgeware to jacket including two tiny tears, else a fine copy of this title. Seldom seen signed, uncommon thus.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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" with the Seal, no additional printings. Blue cloth boards with silver lettering. Jacket priced at $3.00. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, light shelf wear. Rubbing at the lettering on the spine, light spots. Owner inscription and a sticker at the front endpaper. Short tear at the fore-edge of page 105. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, rubbing. Chipping at the spine, short tear. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Hollywood, 24. II. 1952. - 4to. 2 pp. With autogr. envelope. Instructive letter to Otto E. Groh, refusing to set Groh's comedy "Baron Trenck" (which, however, he liked very much) into music and explaining his "inhibitions to attach my heart to an Austrian subject" after living in America for more than 15 years. - Blue ball pen; on headed paper; censor cancel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Sensory Order.

      University of Chicago, Chicago 1952 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To David Grene with all the best wishes from F.A.H Nov. 52." The recipient was David Grene, a professor of classics at the University of Chicago from and co-founder of the Committee on Social Thought. In 1950, Hayek left the London School of Economics for the University of Chicago, where he became a professor in the Committee on Social Thought. Near fine in the rare dust jacket with some wear to the spine and extremities. A nice association. The Sensory Order, first published in 1952, sets forth F. A. Hayek's classic theory of mind in which he describes the mental mechanism that classifies perceptions that cannot be accounted for by physical laws. "A most encouraging example of a sustained attempt to bring together information, inference, and hypothesis in the several fields of biology, psychology, and philosophy" (Quarterly Review of Biology). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        EL ALEPH (THE ALEPH)

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, 1952. Second Edition. A Near Fine copy in illustrated self-wrappers. Spine panel imperceptibly toned, with a single stray ink mark on the front panel and some light wear along the edges. The text is remarkably clean and without foxing. A key collection of stories by Borges, including the title story - a literary and metaphysical masterpiece. While the First Edition was published three years earlier, the Second is equally scarce (or indeed scarcer, by the numbers) and in many ways more desirable. Four stories appear in this edition which were not included in the First, along with a brief afterword, and new cover art which (in our humble opinion) is considerably more attractive. A collectors copy of a cornerstone Borges title.

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        I, Robot

      Grayson and Grayson, 1952. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Grayson and Grayson in 1952. A fine book (gentle off-setting to the end-papers and a little to the spine tail) without inscriptions. In a very good unclipped wrapper with one small chip to the head of the spine and some creasing and a few nicks here and there. A very nice copy in the superbly illustrated Mariott dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Manuel d'archéologie égyptienne. Tome I: Les époques de formation. 1. La préhistoire; 2. Les trois Premières Dynasties. Tome II: Les grandes époques. 1. L'architecture funéraire; 2. L'architecture religieuse et civile. Tome III: Les grandes époques. La statuaire. 1. Texte; 2. Planches. Tome IV: Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie quotidienne, I. 1. Texte; 2. Planches. Tome V: Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie quotidienne. II. 1. Texte; 2. Planches. Tome VI: Bas-reliefs et peintures. Scènes de la vie agricole à l'aAncien et au Moyen Empire. [11 VOLUMES]

      Paris, Picard, 1952-78.. Six volumes bound in 11. Royal octavo and crown quarto. Pp. viii, 609; 613-1044; viii, 543, plus folding map; 555-1086, plus large folding plan of Karnak lithographed in colour; viii, 701; 177 plates; 858; 40 plates; viii, 1037; 48 plates; 354 plus 23 plates bound at end; extended index. Uniformly bound in the original publisher's illustrated stiff wrappers, printed in red and black. In fine condition. Excellent set, all interiors exceptionally well preserved, all plates crisp. ~ First edition. Profusely illustrated in various techniques, some several thousands images in total. The text volumes contain many hundreds of figures, often in the form of full-page plates. The plate volumes are printed in fine collotype and comprise of multiple images to each plate. collotype is one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. A remarkable production, spanning over two decades.

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        The Babylonian Talmud 18 Volume Set: Nezikin, Nashim, Mo'ed, Tohoroth, Zera'im, Kodashim & Index 18 Volumes

      The Socino Press, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. London: The Socino Press, 1935-1952. Reprint. Hardcover. Complete 18 volume set. Very good, no jackets if issued. Maroon cloth with gilt on spine and top edge of text block. Some volumes have slight bumping to extremities. Faint scratches to gilt on top edge of text of a few volumes. Nashim Vol. I page 905-910 bottom corner uncut due to publisher's error, folded in. Nashim Vol. II spine has trace of a twist. This is the 18 volume edition. Seder Nezikin I-IV, Seder Nahim I-IV, Seder Mo'ed I-IV Seder Tohoroth, Seder Zera'im Seder Kodashim I-III + Index volume

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        East of Eden

      Viking Press 1952 - A fine first edition in a fine first issue dust jacket ($4.50 price on front flap). Housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        arte concreta 10. bollettino n. 10 di Arte Concreta (II° serie). 15 dicembre 1952. Redazione di Torino Biglione, Galvano, Parisot, Scroppo.

      M.A.C., Milano. Torino. 1952 - Milano. Torino. M.A.C. 1952. 17,0 x 16,5 cm. S. 29 - 49. OBroschur mit jeweils vier vorgebundenen transparenten Pergaminseiten. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Manifestnummer der MAC - Gruppe, enthält fünf Manifeste: "Manifesto del macchinismo", "Manifesto dell Arte TOTALE", "dis-int-egr-ismo" , "Arte Organica" sowie abschließend "Danger Public - Argument Manifeste" von [Sergio] Dangelo, Bay [= Enrico Baj], [Jo] Colombo und Mariani. Mit Texten auf den hinteren transparenten Umschlagseiten von Charles Estienne und Jean Leppien in Italienisch. Die Manifeste auf verschiedenfarbigen Papieren in Weiß, Magenta, Orange, Gelb und Grün, alle außer dem letzten auf Klapptafeln. Lose einliegend ein Siebdruck - wohl von Bruno Munari - hier mit blauer Wachskreide überarbeitet (durchkreuzt - es existieren verschiedene Ausführungen in verschidenen Farben). Die vorderen, ebenfalls transparenten vier Umschlagseiten sind mit roten Schlagworten der Manifeste bedruckt. Extem selten. [Vgl. Lucionao Caramel: MAC - Movimento Arte Concreta 1948 - 1958. S. 161]. OBroschur mit jeweils vier vorgebundenen transparenten Pergaminseiten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Charlotte's Web

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Williams, Garth. The First English Edition of E. B. White's most famous book and a perennial bestseller to this day. Signed by White on the first free endpaper in blue pencil. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. First English Edition. First Printing. 170 pp. 8vo. Scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, slight darkening to the spine, spotting to front panel and a small ink stain on Fern's nose. Dust jacket now in mylar cover. Light blue cloth boards, very clean within. Illustrations by Garth Williams. [Hall A18].

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