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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Frank Hermann]
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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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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original light blue cloth. Near fine with some offsetting to the front endpaper in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the blue tint and $3.00 price with light wear to the spine tips. A nice example. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

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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)

      RKO Radio Pictures, Los Angeles 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 (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Near Fine. Complete collation details available on request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York 1952 - First edition. Octavo, original light blue cloth. Near fine with some offsetting to the front endpaper in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the blue tint and $3.00 price with light wear to the spine tips. A nice example. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orig.-Radierung aus La Fontaine. Les Fables. Tafel 79. Le cordonnier. (Der Schuster).

      Paris, Teriade, 1952.. 30 x 24,5 cm.. In der Platte signiert. - Die Platten wurden 1927-1930 geschaffen, aber 1952 von dem Verlag Teriade in einer Auflage von 200 Exemplaren zum ersten Mal gedruckt. - Von guter Erhaltung.

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        The Dulag Luft Trial

      William Hodge, 1952, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 1st Editionvolume 9 in the war crimes trial series. the jacket is shelf worn, the spine is a little faded and there are a few very small tears. the book has no inscriptions. there are 2 pin holes on the front end page. a very attractive copy. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: ws27.

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        EAST OF EDEN (Signed Limited Edition)

      The Viking Press, New York 1952 - A Fine copy of the book, complete with the original glassine and slipcase, entirely unrestored. The book is untouched and just lovely. The glassine has a large chip on the rear panel and at the top of the spine, small chips or cracks at the folds. The original slipcase is holding well, minor wear at the extremities and slight rubbing, but whole and without repair. One of 1500 copies of the signed, limited edition, 750 of which were for sale. The book that Steinbeck felt was his masterpiece, stating "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this." The basis for the 1955 Elia Kazan film starring Julie Harris, James Dean and Raymond Massey. Generally found lacking either the slipcase or the glassine. Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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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. Housed in a recent blue half morocco leather clamshell box, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. 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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        IMAGES À LA SAUVETTE Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson

      Paris: Éditions Verve, 1952 - Gr.4° - Unpaginated - 126 B/w Original Photographies by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. First edition, text in French language. Original covers after an original composition by Henri Matisse. In near Fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISCORSI E RADIOMESSAGGI DI SUA SANTITA PIO XII, 12 VOLUMI, 1939-1951 (INCOMPLETO)

      Vita e Pensiero 1952 - RO40236064: 12 volumes. Volume V manquant. Dos parcheminés. Auteurs, dates, tomaisons et filets dorés sur les dos. Tampons en pages de garde (ex-libris de l'Opus Cenaculi, Casa Agnello, Roma). T. I: Primo anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1939 - 1 marzo 1940. T. II: Secondo anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1940 - 1 marzo 1941. T. III: Terzo anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1941 - 1 marzo 1942. T. IV: Quarto anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1942 - 1 marzo 1943. T. VI: Sesto anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1944 - 1 marzo 1945. T. VII: Settimo anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1945 - 1 marzo 1946. T. VIII: Ottavo anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1946 - 1 marzo 1947. T. IX: Nono anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1947 - 1 marzo 1948. T. X: Decimo anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1948 - 1 marzo 1949. T. XI: Undecimo anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1949 - 1 marzo 1950. T. XII: Duodecimo anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1950 - 1 marzo 1951. T. XIII: Tridicesimo anno di Pontificato, 2 marzo 1951 - 1 marzo 1952. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. fraîche. Dos impeccable. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 450-Italien, roumain, rhéto-romain [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Qi Baishi, Hua-qi (Gesammelte Gemälde). Leporello mit 22 mehrfarbigen Original-Holzschnitten.

      Yong Bao Cai, Beijing 1952 - 4°, mit 22 mehrfarbigen Orig. Holzschnitten, Titel, gemusterter farbiger Brokat über Pappe mit aufmontiertem Titelschild mit Orig.Schutzkuvert Vollmer: IV, 477 f. - Tschi Pai-Schi (Ch'i Pai-Shih auch Qi Baishi) 1863-1957, gelernter Tischler u. Holzschnitzer, der durch Vorlagenbücher zur Malerei kam. Von den chinesischen Impressionisten beeinfust entwikelte er eine lockere Darstellungsweise. Die farbigen Holzschnitte zeigen Blumen, Insekten, Fische und Vögel, die Dank seiner scharfen Naturbeobachtungsgabe zu den hervoragendsten Werken des auch in der westlichen Welt bekannten, führenden Malers des modernen China gehören. An der oberen Ecke minimal Knickspurig Gesamt sehr schönes und frisches Exemplar

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        La paroi et la prairie

      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. Glm Paris 1952 12,5x20cm broché

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        Held og hasard. Dolk og guitar.

      Silkeborg, Privattryk 1952 - 96 pages p. 1. ed. Handprinted with 79 original linocuts in colours. Inscribed by Asger Jorn with private dediaction to Risse Leth on verso of titelleaf., numbered No 38, and signed by Asger Jorn. Total 109 ex. Was printed. Extremely rare Hardcover half original decorated cloth, in very fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Held og Hasard. Dolk og Guitar.

      . Privattryk, Silkeborg 1952. Illustr. med 109 linoleumssnit af Jorn. 96 s. Oplag 109 numr. og af Jorn sign. ekspl. No 59 of 60 trykt pa uglittet papir. Indbundet i originalt halvlaerred med anvendelse af originallitografier som sidepapir. Illustr. with 109 linocuts by Jorn. Limited to 109 numb. and by Jorn signed copies. Publisher's cased boards with original lithographed sideboards and cloth-back. * PHH 120. Van de Loo 123.<br>Jorn himself considered this book of great importance and therefore he sent 3 copies (without illustrations) to the Philosophic faculty of the University hoping for having it accepted as a thesis. Professor in philosophy Bent Schultzer was positive and found the book wellwritten, but had to turn it down as it was not a scientific work. Jorn on the other hand was not interested in a doctorate title but wanted to have a dialogue between art and science.<br>Jorn was personally participating in the printing of the book together with Johannes Gregersen in Emil Stechers printing house in Silkeborg. The book is stated as being printed in 3 different variants: 25 copies on imitated handmade paper, 60 copies on unglazed paper and 24 copies on glazed paper; all 3 "variants", however, are printed on the same type of paper. As Jorn was a poor man at the time and did not have money to cover printing-expenses, he made a first subscriptions-invitation which gave 25 buyers. This was followed up by 2 others which gave 60 and 24 buyers respectively. Moreover the price was doubled at each subscription-invitation..

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

      Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde (VOB), 1952 - (4) Blatt, 78 (6) Seiten, (3) Blatt. der Buchrücken minimal lichtschattig, ansonsten das Buchungelesen 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. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, rotbraunes Original Niger Ganzleder-Einband, mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie Dreiseitengoldschnitt, im Original Schuber. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Studio Frankfurt. 12 Bände (alles).

      Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt (1952-1953), (Frankfurt) - 8vo. Teils m. Ill. OKart. m. farbiger Deckelillustr. u. Rückentitel (Gisela Andersch). In 2 OPp.-Schubern m. Deckelschild. WG 12. - Erste Ausgabe. - Vollständige Reihe der wichtigen Buchreihe für die Literatur der Epoche mit zahlreichen bedeutenden Erstdrucken, darunter der Erstling von Ingeborg Bachmann. In anspruchsvoller Gestaltung und Typographie. 1: Landshoff-Yorck, Ruth. Das Ungeheuer Zärtlichkeit. 2: Ott, Richard. Das amerikanische Tagebuch des Richard Ott. 3: Schneider-Lengyel. September-Phase. 4: Schnabel, Ernst. Ein Tag wie morgen. 5. Böll, Heinrich. Nicht nur zur Weihnachtszeit. 6: Schmidt, Arno, Die Umsiedler. 7: Eickert, Carl H. Der kluge Portugiese oder Übergänge. 8: Weyrauch, Wolfgang. Bericht an die Regierung. 9: Dor, Milo und Federmann, Reinhard. Der unterirdische Strom. 10: Helwig, Werner. Der Brigant Giuliano. 11: Hildesheimer, Wolfgang und Henze, Hans-Werner. Das Ende einer Welt. 12: Bachmann, Ingeborg. Die gestundete Zeit. - Schuber bestoßen. Geringfügige Lagerspuren. Gute Bände. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Player Piano

      Scribners 1952 - A very good first edition (with the Scribner's A on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with slight offsetting from tape on flaps. SIGNED by Vonnegut on a card laid in. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE ROLLING STONES

      Charles Scribner's Sons [1952], New York - Octavo, illustrations by Clifford Geary, cloth. ".the novel aptly illustrates the author's eminence as writer of science fiction for young readers." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket (printed price "$2.50" on front flap) with slight wear to head of spine panel, a touch of rubbing to corner tips and to small closed tears to upper rear panel. (17068) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verve Vol. VII, Nos. 27 et 28. Revue artistique et litteraire. Directeur: Teriade.

      Paris, 1952.. 36x27 cm. 153 p. Avec de nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs et lithographies de Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Henri Laurens, Alberto Giacometti, Fernard Leger, Joan Miro, Francisco Bores, Marcel Gromaire et Marc Chagall. Cartonnage illustree.. Couverture composee specialement par Georges Braques. - Bel exemplaire.

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        TANJO IPPAN: MODELS FOR PAINTING.

      A BEAUTIFUL & MOST DELICATE COLOR ALBUM SET OF 5 VOLUMES [Tokyo 1952, - Unsodo]. Reprint of 1894 edition, true to theoriginal, complete in 5 accordion folding volumes, very goodyellow boards, 41 pastel color & 19 Sumi illustrations, verydelicately executed, beautifully illustrated. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; light blue cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine and author signature stamped in blind on front panel; dustjacket; 140pp. A fresh, Fine copy in a Near Fine First Issue dustjacket, unclipped, with some trivial pinpoint rubbing at extremities, two small nicks at crown, and gentle sunning to spine panel. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize, and generally considered the catalyst for Hemingway winning the Nobel Prize. Basis for the 1958 John Sturges film starring Specer Tracy. Hanneman A24a.

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        Apollinaire

      1952. MATISSE, Henri. Apollinaire. By André Rouveyre. Illustrated with 1 aquatint frontispiece, 7 black and white lithographs (6 hors-texte and 1 cul-de-lampe) and 3 initial letters in linogravure, all by Henri Matisse. Folio, loose as issued in the original wrappers (designed by Matisse) and chemise (designed by Matisse), in original blue slipcase. Preserved in beige linen folding box. Paris: Raison d'Etre, 1952. |~||~||~||~||~| One of 350 copies on Vélin d'Arches. The writer André Rouveyre met Matisse at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1898. During the 1940s and 50s they both lived in the South of France and exchanged daily correspondence (over 1200 letters between them survive). The present work is an homage to their mutual friend Guillaume Apollinaire. A very pleased Rouveyre described this as "a work fashioned by the most beautiful, fraternal, tripartite, friendship grounded ... on the same religion of art and poetry" (Rouveyre, quoted in Duthuit). Besides the present collaboration, Matisse illustrated Rouveyre's Repli. Very minor wear to extremities of slipcase, otherwise in excellent condition. Duthuit 31.

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