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        Voyage au bout de la nuit

      Paris: Gallimard, 1952. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1952, 14,5x22cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - First Edition Gallimard, one of 1000 numbered copies of Alfa paperma, one draw on large paper. Cardboard from the original artwork of Paul Bonet. Superb copy of a great freshness. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition Gallimard, un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés sur alfama, seul tirage en grand papier. Cartonnage d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Ex-dono manuscrit sur la page de faux-titre. Dos très légèrement éclairci, sinon bel exemplaire.

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        Wise Blood

      Harcourt, Brace and Company 1952 - A near fine first edition (so stated on copyright page) inscribed by O'Connor on the front free endpaper. Very good dust jacket still has original $3 price but has some discoloration. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les Amants de Venise. Burins originaux de Camille-P. Josso

      Paris: Aux dépens de l'artiste, 1952. Livre. Illus. by Camille-Paul Josso. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Grand In-4. Paris, Aux dépens de l'artiste, 1952. 33,5 x 26 cm, grand in-4, 310 (11) pp. - 47 gravures en noir dont une en frontispice et 4 à double page, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée et imprimée de feutre noir, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Tirage à 220 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 25 sur Auvergne du Val de Laga, comportant une SUITE d'états avec remarques sur Auvergne "Canton", une SUITE d'états définitifs sur Auvergne vert d'eau, un CUIVRE, un DESSIN original et un CROQUIS (n° 31, signé par l'artiste). Cette édition réalisée par l'artiste suite à la maladie de l'éditeur Pierre de Tartas comporte in fine un poèmes inédit de Maurras, "Hommage au graveur des Amants de Venise". Rare avec le cuivre. Petites usures à la couverture et à l'emboîtage, sans gravité. (MONOD, 7983).

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        A set of original drawings in the hand of Frank Lloyd Wright of two buildings he helped draft for his mentor, Louis Sullivan, accomplished during his 1952 "reconciliation luncheon" at the Plaza Hotel in New York with critic Lewis Mumford

      [New York], February 7, 1952. 4" x 6" each. "A collection of original pencil drawings accomplished by Wright on four sheets, 4"" x 6"" each, one of which is signed, ""FLW,"" with each dated in ink by Lewis Mumford, together with a short Autograph Note by Mumford on a fifth 4"" x 6"" sheet, [New York, February 1952]: ""Sketches by Frank Lloyd Wright at our reconciliation luncheon at the Plaza, 7 Feb 52"". One drawing bears two minor paperclip marks, a few light wrinkles, else fine condition.An important set of drawings rendered by Wright over lunch with Lewis Mumford at the Plaza Hotel on February 7, 1952: the first time the pair had met face to face since they broke off communications after a very public feud over American involvement in the Second World War. The drawings, accomplished in pencil, are sketches of structures designed by his mentor Louis Sullivan, built when he was employed by the famed Chicago School architect. (As chief draftsman at the firm of Adler and Sullivan between 1888 and 1893, Wright had personal involvement in both projects). Mumford dates each sketch at the top ""7 Feb 1952,"" and ""7 February 1952."" Three of the four sketches concern Sullivan's Wainwright Tomb in St. Louis (1890). On the verso of one of the sketches Mumford has added a penciled note quoting Wright: ""FLW - In England aristocracy hadn't earned privileges - In America we have conferred privileges on the privileged Result is far worse"" The fourth sketch is identified by Mumford as the ""Walker Warehouse,"" in which Wright sketches the large iconic arches?"the building's signature.Louis Mumford and Frank Lloyd Wright first began corresponding in the 1920s, after Mumford had contributed an essay to the Dutch journal Wendingen in 1925 in which he discussed Wright's work as a continuation of a line of innovation begun by H. H. Richardson and Louis Sullivan, as well as placing Wright in contrast to the European modernists like Le Corbusier. Mumford also characterized Wright's work as an ideal of form and expression ideally suited to the American landscape. An article along similar lines authored by Mumford for The American Mercury, elected a response from Wright in August 1926, in which the architect questioned the depth of Mumford's understanding of his work. A set of exchanges culminated in their first meeting, a luncheon at the Plaza Hotel in New York during the winter of 1926-1927, which would begin a long and productive dialogue and friendship.This friendship, born of mutual respect and a love of argument, came under enormous strain in the years leading up the Second World War. Mumford, a liberal Democrat, viewed the rise of Nazism and Fascism anxiously?"as he detailed in numerous articles and two full-length works: Men Must Act (1939) and Faith For Living (1940). Wright held a different view. His general distrust of empire compelled Wright to take a stand against American involvement in the escalating European conflict that struck many as merely isolationist?"a charge that the architect roundly rejected.The final straw for Mumford came in a broadsheet published by Wright: A Taliesin Square-Paper, subtitled as ""A nonpolitical voice from our democratic minority,"" which declared ""HITLER IS WINNING THIS WAR WITHOUT A NAVY. We are facing a new kind of warfare that the British Empire, owing to traditional faith in a great navy, cannot learn in time even if we furnished the equipment ... Our frontier is no longer England, nor in any sense, it is European. Our frontier is our own shores."" An infuriated Mumford shot back to Wright: ""You dishonor all the generous impulses you once ennobled ... Be silent! lest you bring upon yourself some greater shame."" To this, Wright retorted: ""There is no good Empire, there never was a just war."" True to his principles, Wright remained steadfastly opposed to the Second World War, and war in general. Escalating the feud, Mumford published his response to Wright in the interventionist journal, the New Leader. The two did not speak for over a decade. The postwar period saw a thaw in their relationship, and Mumford remained a great admirer of Wright's work, despite their personal and philosophical differences. And Wright, despite Mumford's public shaming of the architect in print, continued sending New Year's greetings, unanswered by Mumford. However in the spring of 1951, Wright forwarded Mumford a copy of Sixty Years of Living Architecture, inscribed: ""In spite of all, your old F. Ll. W."" The gesture moved Mumford to respond and the two began the process of reconciliation.On February 1952, the two reunited for the first time in over a decade, at the place where they first met, over lunch at The Plaza ?" where they enjoyed what Mumford described as ""our reconciliation luncheon."" As they caught up on family news and professional developments, Wright rendered a series of four sketches, one of the Walker Warehouse in Chicago (1888-1889) and the Wainwright Tomb in St. Louis (1890), both designed by his Leiber Meister, Louis Sullivan. (As Adler and Sullivan's chief draftsman, Wright had a direct involvement with both projects). Cognizant of the importance of that afternoon, Mumford retained the sketches as a souvenir. (Wright, Mumford, et al., Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence, 2001, 22-26)"

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        THIS ISLAND EARTH

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1952 A subscriber's copy signed by Jones on the front endpaper. In addition, there is a lengthy inscription by the dust jacket designer, Robert Johnson, to his father and dated 1952. Barron: Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 3-222. This book was the basis for the classic science fiction film of the same title with excellent special effects created by Clifford Stine. The merest hint of adhesive to the bottom of the covers from the old style dust jacket protector. Mild toning to the text block edges. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with some toning to reverse and mild fade to the spine panel. A handsome, unique association copy.. Signed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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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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        Féerie pour une autre fois EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1952. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1952, 12x19,5cm, broché. - Original, one of 165 numbered copies on pure yarn Edition leading copy after 45 Holland paper. Four tiny spots without gravity head and foot of spine, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 165 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 45 Hollande. Quatre infimes taches sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos, bel exemplaire.

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        CELLE QUI N'ETAIT PLUS... (DIABOLIQUE)

      Paris: Denoël, 1952. First French Edition. New/very good +. First Printing. A Fine copy in a Very Good+ example of the rare dustjacket. The jacket has one shallow chip at the crown of the spine, with a light rubbing and a several short closed tears to the extremities. The French crime fiction duo's first novel, preceding the American edition ("The Woman Who Was No More") by two years. "Celle Qui N'Etait Plus" is the story of two women—the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys?' boarding school—who hatch a daring revenge plot after enduring both physical and verbal abuse. Basis for "Les Diaboliques" (Diabolique), the 1955 masterpiece by directed by Henri-George Clouzot, starring Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse. A cornerstone film source title, particularly scarce in the original dustjacket. Criterion #35.

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        Foundation and Empire

      New York: Gnome Press. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1952. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This is a First Edition, Currey Binding A in a First State Dust jacket (printed in four colors). The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with some lightish generalized toning to the edges of the text block. The dust jacket has several edge tears of varying sizes, some generalized rubbing and wrinkling and several small to smallish edge chips, mostly to th spine ends. "Someday mankind will spread into the Milky Way. And there, among a million worlds, Earthmen and aliens will grou into a vast community - seething with old lusts and new passions." .

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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1953

      New York:: Charles Scribner's & Sons (Scribners),, 1952. First Edition. Very Good+. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "FROM HIS FRIEND" BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY without personalization. The book is signed on the front free endpaper, not on a tipped in sheet or card. Very Good+ hardback first Edition First Printing with sub spine, faded, scuffed spots front board. In a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with sun spine, closed tear front dj, mild edge wear. Flap price intact ($3.00). Grissom Jacket A.

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        Gemälde / paintings. Leporello mit 22 Farbholzschnitten / Leporello containing 22 woodblock colour prints.,

      Peking (Beijing) (Verlag / editor Rong Baozhai) 1952. - Bilder / pics auf Wunsch / on request Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 22 Doppelblätter (jeweils ein Blatt mit einem Farbholzschnitt und einem leeren Blatt), Vorwort mit einem Bildnis des Verfassers / 22 double pages (each page with a woodcut in colours and a blank page), foreword with a portrait of the artist) / Format / size 32 x 22 cm Seideneinband / silk binding. (sehr gut erhalten / excellent condition)

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        EAST OF EDEN

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

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        Anthology of American Folk Music - Volume One: Ballads (FP 251), Volume Two: Social Music FP 252), Volume Three: Songs (FP 253)

      New York: Folkways Records & Service Corp.. 1952. First printing. Cloth. Very Good +. First Pressing. 3 2LP Vols. In original red cloth-backed gatefold sleeves, pastedown labels, paper LP sleeves, with Smith's stapled booklet of incisive notes in each volume. The big daddy of American roots music anthologies! Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music (3 Vols.) continues to inform our understanding of popular music in the United States, as well as inspire generations of musicians who have grown up with this music in their very DNA. As Greil Marcus, as esteemed an aficionado of this set as you're likely to find, put it "Slowly at first, Smith's set found its way into beatnik enclaves, collegiate bohemias and the nascent folk scenes in Greenwich Village, Chicago, Philadelphia, Berkeley and Detroit. By the early 1960s the Anthology had become a kind of lingua franca, or a password: for the likes of Roger McGuinn, later of the Byrds, or Jerry Garcia, founder of the Grateful Dead, for folk musicians such as Dave Van Ronk, Rick Von Schmidt and John Fahey, for poet Allen Ginsberg, it was the secret text of a secret country. In 1960, John Pankake and others who were part of the folk milieu at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis initiated a nineteen-year-old Bob Dylan into what Pankake would later call 'the brotherhood of the Anthology'; the presence of Smith's music in Dylan's has been a template for the presence of that music in the country, and the world, at large. From then to now verses, melodies, images and choruses from the Anthology, and most deeply the Anthology's insistence on an occult, Gothic America of terror and deliverance inside the official America of anxiety and success-as Smith placed murder ballads, explosions of religious ecstasy, moral warnings and hedonistic revels on the same plane of value and meaning-have been one step behind Dylan's own music, and one step ahead. (Granta, January 9, 2002) Cloth gatefold sleeves are Very Good with moderate wear at spine- ends and corners with occasional snagging / fraying of cloth, light sunning to spines, 1-inch tear to spine cloth of third volume, light occasional soiling. Booklets mildly age-toned with occasional mild soiling to wraps. Albums are VG++ / E with a few visible light scuffs and wear, light rubbing to labels. From the private collection of Ronald D. Cohen who wrote and edited numerous books and articles, many about American folk music, and co-produced compilations of folk and topical songs. A fine set of this exemplary anthology! Rare!!

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        Féérie pour une autre fois EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1952. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1952, 11,5x18cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - First edition, one of 1050 numbered copies on Alfa paper Navarre. Cardboard Editor connected according to the original model of Paul Bonet. A slight shadow walk the last pages of the volume without reaching the text. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 1050 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa Navarre. Cartonnage de l'éditeur relié d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Quelques infimes manques de couleurs au dos, bel exemplaire.

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        Air mexicain EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Librairie Arcanes, 1952. Fine. Librairie Arcanes, Paris 1952, 19,5x25cm, en feuilles sous chemise. - First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on cream wove Renage, only 1 draw with Holland. Book illustrated with 4 color lithographs by Rufino Tamayo. Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw, is enriched with a suite in the 4-fine lithographs by Rufino Tamayo. Signing autographs of the author and the illustrator to the justification of the draw. Rare and enjoyable copy presented in old pink case. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin crème de Renage, seul tirage avec 1 Hollande. Ouvrage illustré de 4 lithographies en couleurs de Rufino Tamayo. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est enrichi d'une suite in-fine des 4 lithographies de Rufino Tamayo. Signatures autographes de Benjamin Peret et de Rufino Tamayo à la justification du tirage. Rare et agréable exemplaire présenté sous étui vieux rose.

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        Great Books of the Western World (54 Volume Set)

      Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Editor. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 1952. Founders edition, limited to 500 copies, this number 106. Hardcover. Complete in 52 volumes. Very good. Light edge wear to the volumes with a small pull tear at the head of the spine on one volume. This set bound in sturdy buckram with the Encyclopaedia Britannica logo and "Founders' Edition" stamped on the front board in gilt. This first edition of the Great Books of the Western World is limited to 500 copies and is signed by the editor, Robert Hutchins, in the first volume. The first volume also contains a list of subscribers. Included are the notes of the formal presentation dinner for the Great Books, held on April 15, 1952 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. These include speeches by Lawrence A. Kimpton, Jacques Maritain, Clifton Fadiman, Robert Hutchins, Mortimer Adler, Senator William Benton, and Consul General Hobson.

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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 a 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 esca

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        Chagall.

      Paris, Editions Pierre a Feu, Maeght editeur. Mars - avril 1952.. Folio. 16 p., avec 2 lithographies originales en couleurs en double page et 6 illustrations en noir.. Texte par Gaston Bachelard "La lumiere des origines", Charles Estienne "Le mur des fables" et Ambroise Vollard "J'edite les Fables de La Fontaine et je choisis Chagall comme illustrateur". - Les lithographies originales: "Le coq rouge" et "Le cheval brun". - Bel exemplaire.

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        Adolf Hitler. Mein Frieden.

      Frankfurt am Main Reihenbuch-Verlag 1952 - Umschlag berieben und beschabt sowie mit Randläsuren und Einrissen; Umschlag mit Tesafilm an den Spiegel montiert; Leihbücherei-Stempel am Spiegel; fliegendes Vorsatz fehlt; papierbedingt gebräunt. Aus dem Vorwort des Verfassers: 'Adolf Hitler - dieser Name zwingt die Erinnerung herauf an so Furchtbares, an so unsagbar Grauenvolles, daß es aus begreiflicher innerer Abwehr heraus die meisten nicht wahrhaben möchten. . Die Persiflage, die Satire, hat die Eigenschaft, zusammenzufassen, übersichtlich machen zu können. So ernst auch alles ist, was mit dieser Erscheinung von düsterer Dämonie - Adolf Hitler - zusammenhängt -, auch ihr gegenüber hat die Persiflage, die Satire ihr Recht. . Nur die Persiflage, nur die Satire können zu jenem Lachen führen, das befreit. Selbst wenn es, wie im Fall Adolf Hitler nicht anders möglich, nur ein bitteres Lachen sein kann. Aber auch das bittere Lachen entspringt der befreienden Erkenntnis. Sie, und nur sie allein, ist der Zweck dieses Buches. Der Verfasser.' - '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" veröffentlicht der umstrittene Unital- Verlag in seiner verbotenen Zone einen satirisch- utopischen Roman neu. Ganz bewusst ist das Titelbild der damaligen Leihbuchausgabe provozierend provokant an Hitlers "Mein Kampf" angelehnt und prompt von der Bundesprüfstelle auf den Index gesetzt [worden]. Diese[s] umgehende Verbot macht den Text zu einem der seltensten Leihbücher, dass jetzt für begrenzte Zeit und vor allem auch in begrenzter Auflage vom Unital-Verlag neu mit einem eher angemessenen, den satirischen Inhalt würdigenden Titelbild neu veröffentlicht worden ist. (Thomas Harbach in der Rezension der Neuauflage). - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1952. "First Edition" is so stated on the copyright page. Very Good condition in a Good+ dust jacket. SEE PHOTOS. The jacket is protected by a removable Brodart sleeve (removed for photos). NOT price-clipped ($3.00). The spine of the jacket is still distinctly red and quite bright (only a little faded -- much less than many other copies which are very faded or even no longer red at all but sun-bleached to white. If you care about condition, be sure to see a photo of the jacket's spine when considering other copies). The jacket has a few small edge chips and a crease to the corner of its rear turn-in flap. SEE PHOTOS. Top edge tinted red. Square and unmarked. NO owner's name or bookplate. NOT a remainder. This is the first printing of the first American Edition, and the first to be translated into English. The rear panel of the dust jacket does NOT have a numeric code [explained below]. Endpapers are illustrated with photographs, tinted BROWN [explained below]. This is a desirable copy of a book tough-to-find in First Edition. [Note: We have examined several other copies of this title, also dated 1952, that had green-tinted endpaper photos or plain white endpapers. However, all of them lacked the "First Edition" statement on the copyright page. Unlike this first edition, many of these later printings had the code "125" on the rear panel of the dust jacket at the lower left bottom corner]. Illustrated with 3 diagrams (floor plans) of the annex, and brown-tinted endpaper photos. Anne Frank's diary encompasses the period from June 1942 to July 1944, during which time the Frank family was hidden by friends in a Dutch warehouse. This book was first published in 1947 in Dutch as HET ACHTERHUIS. First issue jacket with $3.00 price at top right, just below the front inner flap code ("A.F.:T.D.O.A.Y.G.") SEE PHOTOS. Szonyi 51 and 184: "The famous account of a [German born] Dutch Jewish girl's ordeal in hiding, THE DIARY captures both the physical claustrophobia of hiding and a sensitive adolescent's hopes for the future." Laska 1500. Edelheit 3696. Snyder 149: Anne Frank (1929-45) was a German-Jewish girl who with her family hid from the Gestapo in Amsterdam for two years and died in Belsen concentration camp. An immediate sensation, her diary was translated eventually into thirty-two languages and later became a successful stage play and motion picture." A Snyder asterisk item, meaning one he regards as "outstanding." Bound in the original black cloth, stamped in shiny silver on the spine. Complete with dust jacket. 5.25" wide by 7.5" tall.. First Printing of the First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good condition/Good+ dust jacket. Illus. by Suess, Ursula (jacket design). 285pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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        Invisible Man

      Random House, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Printing" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Ellison on a laid in card. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the printed price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. Includes a letter of authenticity for the signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Unsere Sprache in Gestalt, Schrift und Rede. Teil II. [Taschenbuch],

      Moritz Diesterweg, 1952 - Altersgemäß angedunkelt und stellenweise leicht bestoßen, Deckel hinten mit kurzen Bleistiftstrichen, eine Seite mit Markierungen, Buchrücken an den Ecken leicht rissig Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribners, New York 1952 - First edition, first printing with the Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page. Near fine in an unclipped very good or better dust jacket. Spine of volume slightly sunned, light wear to spine ends and corners. First issue jacket with the photograph of Hemingway on the rear panel printed in blue ink. Jacket spine a bit toned, small chipping to the spine ends and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        Roussillon. Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

      Paris.: French Railways.. 1952.. Vintage color lithographic poster, 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. A few faint foxed spots to upper left and right corners, soft creases to right edge from being rolled, couple of tiny edge tears; very good, bright condition. A dynamic and richly colorful view of the coastline at Roussillon, France, by French artist Francois Desnoyer. "Printed in France For and By The French Railways" printed at lower right corner. .

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        Provence. Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais

      Paris.: French Railways.. 1952.. Vintage color lithographic poster, 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. A few faint foxed spots to lower margin, soft creasing to right edge from being rolled; very good, bright condition. Colorful view of Provence as seen through an open window by Tal. "Printed in France For and By The French Railways" printed at lower right corner. .

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        Mi Esposa y La Otra Vintage Poster

      Mexico City, 1952. Offset lithograph, image measuring 28 x 42, linen-backed, with the linen extending beyond the image for two inches in each dimension. Very good; a few small tears around the edges, some very minor touch-up work, but skillfully done and unobtrusive. A typically arresting image from Renau, a.k.a. Josep Renau Berenguer (1907-1982), one of several great poster artists working in exile in Mexico in the 40's and 50's. Professionally mounted on conservation grade linen.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        East of Eden

      Viking Press, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The Viking Press, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Stated First Published by the Viking Press in September 1952. Green cloth boards. First State with "bite" for "bight" on page 281. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and pages, tight spine. Light spot at the pages edges, soft shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, price clipped, shelf wear. Short tears, light spots, age toning. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        En Attendant Godot. (Waiting For Godot)

      Les Editions de Minuit Paris 1952 - Soft cover. Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Only 2,500 copies printed, in white wraps with blue and black lettering. The play first performed in Paris at the Theatre de Babylone in January, 1953. Paper lightly toned around the text block as well as the edges of the wraps with no tears or stains. Definetly the most important piece of theatre written in the 20TH century here in the first edition. No inscriptions. A lovely copy of this high spot of 20th century literature! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trinity Rare Books]
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        En attendant Godot: pièce en deux Actes

      Paris: les èditions de Minuit, 1952 First edition, first printing. Original publisher's white paper wrappers, lettered in blue and black. Near fine or better, with some faint creasing to the spine, a hint of faint soiling to the otherwise fresh wrappers, very minor toning to the otherwise clean pages. Overall, a very bright and handsome copy. En attendant Godot is an absurdist play about two main characters, Vladimir and Estragon, who converse in witty and amusing banter while they wait for Godot, who ultimately never arrives. Beckett, an Irish author and native English speaker, moved to France and subsequently transitioned from writing in English to French, including this play. In 1954, Beckett translated this text from its original French into English, and it was published in London by Faber and Faber in 1956 under the English title Waiting for Godot. The play originally premiered in Paris at the Théâtre de Babylone in January 1953, and this true first edition uses the text from that production; the subsequent English edition contains the text used by the Criterion Theater for its production of the play after the London premier in August 1955 at the Arts Theater, including the "small number of textual deletions" that were made as per Lord Chamberlain's requirements in accordance with the strict UK theater censorship of the 1950's. Many subsequent productions have since altered Beckett's original text, leading to a bit of a discrepancy as to which version is the definitive text, but this French text is irrefutably the original. Regardless, Waiting for Godot is a theatrical masterpiece- "its form is unusual: its contents weird, its chief themes are madness, boredom, suffering, cruelty: yet the effect of its inspired cross-talk is hilarious.". 1st Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original light blue calico-grain cloth, spine lettered in silver, author's name to front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine gently rolled and ends slightly rubbed. An excellent copy in the toned jacket that has some nicks and chips to extremities and small stain to front panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Foundation and Empire

      Gnome Press 1952 - Gnome Press, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Red cloth boards with black nebula at the front board. First state Edd Cartier designed jacket priced at $2.75. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards, tight spine. Light shelf wear at the edges, minor age toning on the pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots. One inch tear at the rear panel. Wrapped in a new mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jean Santeuil EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1952. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1952, 12x19cm, 3 volumes reliés. - First edition, one of the 27 numbered copies on Imperial Japan paper, first deluxe paper. Binding half brown morocco with corners, back with four black boxes quintuple nerves browned tails, frame black nets on flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved dates, golden heads, superb bindings signed by Maylander. Provenance: Raoul Simonson library with his bookplate on the inside cover of the first volume. Very nice copy beautifully made by Maylander. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 27 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Reliures en demi maroquin marron à coins, dos à quatre nerfs quintuples caissons noirs, dates dorées en queues, encadrement de filets noirs sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, têtes dorées, superbes reliures de l'époque signées de Maylander. Provenance : de la bibliothèque Raoul Simonson avec son ex-libris sur le contreplat du premier volume. Très bel exemplaire magnifiquement et sobrement établi par Maylander.

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        The Little Horse Bus - INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR.

      Max Parrish, London 1952 - HARDBACK - The book is in very good or better condition. The red boards are very clean indeed with just a little bowing. Internally, the pages are clean and fresh. The book has been Inscribed by the author to the front endpaper. The book is free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. The dust wrapper is in very good condition. There is very light wear to the spine tips, but the wrapper is free of any loss, tears or chips. Correctly priced at 8/6net. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Die Schiffahrt und Flößerei im Raum der oberen Donau, 3 Bände komplett. Vom Autor signiert. (Schriftenreihe des Institutes für Landeskunde von Oberösterreich, hg. von Dr. Pfeffer, Bd. 5, 6 und 16)

      Linz Oberösterreichischer (OÖ.) Landesverlag OLV-Buchverlag. 0 S., gr.8°, OLn. Band 1: 623 Seiten, Bilder 1 bis 140, 17 Tafeln, 1952. Band 2: 516 Seiten, Bilder 141 bis 350, Tafel 18 bis 36, 1954. Band 3: 658 Seiten, Bilder 351 bis 518, 1 gefaltete Tabelle. Am Titelblatt vom Autor signiert. Beiliegend ein Originalverlagsprospekt für das Werk und die Todesanzeige zum Ableben des Autors. 1964. Gute Exemplare.

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        A Mask For Janus

      New Haven: Yale University Press,, 1952. Forward by W. H . Auden. Octavo. Original blue paper boards, light blue titles to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. Fading along edges to boards, corners and spine ends bumped, toning and light spotting to pages, in the dust jacket with toning to spine and along edges, occasional spotting to panels, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of Merwin's first book. According to Bloomfield and Mendelson's bibliography on Auden, only 511 copies of this title were printed. A scarce debut volume of one of America's major poets of the twentieth century.

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        La paroi et la prairie EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Glm, 1952. Fine. Glm, Paris 1952, 12,5x20cm, broché. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.  

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        L'église ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1952. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1952, 12x19cm, broché. - New edition. Signed autograph author Francis Planque "... the brave and unfortunate director ..." tiny bites on the first board, a light wetness marginally ahead of the second board --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à Francis Planque : "... au réalisateur courageux et malheureux..." Infimes piqûres sur le premier plat, une pâle mouillure marginale en tête du deuxième plat

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        Contributions to "The Survey" and "Horizons" - his earliest published work. 24 items

      Brooklyn: Brooklyn Technical High School, 1952-1955. A rare set, possibly unique in private hands, of Farina's contributions to his high school newspaper and literary magazine. These copies belonged to Albert Podell, who was an editor of "The Survey". The newspaper was fortunately printed on two kinds of paper, and most of our issues are in good condition on glossy paper, those on bad paper are so noted. 23 issues of "The Survey, of which 19 have Farina's signed contributions, as itemized: 1952 - 6/9 "Suicide Squad"; 9/29 the first appearance of his regular column "Dick's Dilemmas"; 10/20 "Dick's Dilemmas"; 11/10 "Dick's Dilemmas"; 12/2 "Dick's Dilemmas"; 12/18  "Dick's Dilemmas"; 1953 - 1/12 Listed on staff; 2/20  "Dick's Dilemmas" (folds split, tape stains);   4/1 "Tech to Admit 2178 Girls..." (April Fools); 5/12 "Dick's Dilemmas"; 10/2  Assistant Editor: Features; 10/23 Column about his trip to Europe. Poor condition newsprint; 11/13 "Do Unto Others" - poor condition newsprint; 12/4 Review of Jose Ferrer's "Cyrano" at the New York City Center of Music and Drama; 12/21 Assistant Editor: Features; 1954 - 1/15  "Dick's Dilemmas"; 2/19 "Tech Platypus Sets the Pace" - poor condition newsprint; 3/15 "Tears and Toil"; 4/1 (April Fools issue, unsigned pieces) poor condition newsprint;  4/30  "Head-Lines"; 5/21 "Senator Lehman Speaks To Technite;" 6/11 "Dick's Dilemmas"; also note of his election as G.O. President; 1955 -   1/14  ?"Farina?'s Farewell?" - poor condition newsprint. Plus: "Horizons: A Literary-Art Publication" June 1954 which prints his first published story "Cinderella and the Real Gone Slipper" - told in jive!

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        Provence. Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais.

      French Railways. Paris. 1952. - Vintage color lithographic poster, 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. A few faint foxed spots to lower margin, soft creasing to right edge from being rolled; very good, bright condition. Colorful view of Provence as seen through an open window by Tal. "Printed in France For and By The French Railways" printed at lower right corner. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Roussillon. Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais.

      French Railways. Paris. 1952. - Vintage color lithographic poster, 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. A few faint foxed spots to upper left and right corners, soft creases to right edge from being rolled, couple of tiny edge tears; very good, bright condition. A dynamic and richly colorful view of the coastline at Roussillon, France, by French artist Francois Desnoyer. "Printed in France For and By The French Railways" printed at lower right corner. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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