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      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.

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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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      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.

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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)

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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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      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

      [Bookseller: Bachmann & Rybicki UG - Kunsthandlung]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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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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      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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      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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      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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        54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set, with Following Related Sets: 10-Volume Gateway to the Great Books Set & 10-Volume Great Ideas Program Set with 1968 & 1969 Supplements, plus Family Participation Plan and Mortimer Adler's How to Read a Book

      Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Includes custom wooden bookshelf originally sold with the main 54-volume set, as well as custom wooden bookshelf for the 'Gateway' set, and a wire shelf for the remaining books (shown in image). Please note that for this reason shipping costs for the set are significant, but that we will not charge extra for domestic shipments (the additional cost of shipping has been built into the price of the set). Boards of supplementary sets rubbed, top edges of some volumes faintly stained. 1952 Hard Cover. 78 total volumes: 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, with 10-volume Gateway to the Great Books Set, 10-volume The Great Ideas Program set, 1968 & 1969 supplements, Mortimer J. Adler's How to Read a Book, the Family Participation Plan booklet, and two promotional pamphlets. Great books set includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Sterne; Fielding; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; Hegel; Goethe; Melville; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; William James; Freud. The Gateway to the Great Books includes: Introduction & Syntopical Guide; Imaginative Literature 2-4; Critical Essays; Man and Society 6-7; Natural Science; Mathematics; Philosophical Essays. The Great Ideas Program includes An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education; The Development of Political Theory and Government; Foundations of Science and Mathematics; Religion and Theology; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence; Imaginative Literature I & II; Ethics: The Study of Moral Values; Biology, Psychology and Medicine; Philosophy. The two supplemental volumes are Family Participation Plan for reading and discussing the Great Books of the Western World & Wisdom of the Great Books of the Western World.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing authentically INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway on a signature pasted to the front free endpaper. Includes a letter of authenticity from a leading authenticator that the signature is genuine. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the publisher's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with a hint of wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price on front flap with a picture of Hemingway on the back panel. The book is in excellent condition. The binding it tight with NO cocking or leaning with slight wear to the boards. The silver lettering on the spine of the book is present. The pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the book. A fabulous copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reines de la France

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Madagascar, deluxe edition.Signed autograph of the author Roger Bradier.Back slightly cleared up, tiny light spots minor on the first dish. Grasset Paris 1952 11,5x17,5cm broché

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        RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI ILLUMINAZIONE. Comitato di redazione: W. Geiss, J. Jansen, T.J. Manders.

      In - 4 p., 4 volumi., mz. tela coeva. Interessante periodico, dapprima mensile poi bimestrale, interamente illustrato in b.n. e a colori, di ca. 30 / 40 pp. ogni fascicolo. La rivista offre un aggiornamento su quanto viene realizzato nel campo dell?illuminazione, pubblica e privata, nelle diverse nazioni e sul modo in cui i vari problemi sono visti, trattati e risolti. Disponibile una raccolta complessiva di 45 numeri, dal 1952 (Anno II) al 1958; solo 17 fascicoli con la copertina orig. Ben conservati.

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        2 Vintage Abzüge, two vintage photographs

      1952/1960. approx 17 x 23 cm condition: original silver gelatine prints, good condition, minor stains at the corners and margins. Leichte Eckschäden, ein winziger Einriss. Verso stamped in green: F ALBUQUERQUE and noted in pencil "3" and "4".. The photographs are by the Brazilian photographer ALBUQUERQUE. stamped verso : F ALBUQERQUE. The building is one of the main architectural icons of the 20th century. Vintage material is outmost rare. The Casa de vidro was planned and built by the Italian / Brasilian architect Lina Bo Bardi in Sao Paulo, Brasil between 1950-1951 ref. Bo Bardi, Lina; Carvalho Ferraz, Marcelo; Latorraca, Giancarlo (Herausgeber); Der Band stellt den Wohnsitz des Ehepaares Lina Bo und Pietro Maria Bardi in Sao Paulo vor, der heute der Sitz des Institutes Lina Bo Bardi und das erste Werk der Architektin aus den Jahren 1950/51 ist.

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        MAD Volume 1, Number 1

      New York: EC (Entertaining Comics), 1952. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Fine. Comic Book. Standard Format and Size. First Edition. First Issue. Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman with color interior illustration. Without page numbers. VERY FINE. Cover and interior pages bright, not discolored and completely unmarked. Binding tight and centerfold completely attached. On front cover two small stress marks - one from each staple. Top edge of comic has some rubbing and slight bump to top left cover. Without tears or chips to front or back covers. One page with small chip (1/4" deep) to top (page 5 of Bill Elder story). Chip is due to uncut page from binding process. Appears that next page was attached, but second page is without chips or tears. Appears to have been read very little. Lays flat and cover is glossy . Additional photos available upon request. All comics carefully wrapped and sent boxed.

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        Singapore and Hong Kong Photographic Albums

      (circa1910).. 4 non uniform photograph albums from a private collection. 13 x 15.5cm; 21.8 x 15.9cm; 26.4 x 16.3cm; 28.5 x 34.5cm. Each in cloth covered boards. Bindings worn with a little loss particularly at corners and some light marking. The cloth on the largest album is heavily flecked. Some browning on card leaves particularly in the largest album. These four albums of snapshots taken by an English resident of Singapore in the late 19th and early 20th century offer a fascinating snapshot of Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau over 100 years ago. Most of the photographs show Singapore and Johor however a visit to Hong Kong and Macau is also included. The photographs appear to have been the work of J. Forbes (his signature appears in one album) and are each captioned by the same hand in English. The smallest of the four albums, titled "Album" on its upper cover, includes a handwritten title on the front paste down "Pictures of Johore Singapore 1/1/10" and is signed "J. Forbes". This delightful little album includes (13 x 15.5cm) features 14 black and white photos (7 x 9.7cm) mostly of Johore (Johor) including views of the coast, the landing stage, a "famous gambling house" in what looks like a residential bungalow, views of the interior - prayer hall, pulpit and "sacred water", and exterior of the Sultan Abu Bakar mosque (described as an Indian mosque in the caption) with its Victorian clock tower-inspired minarets, a large building described intriguingly as "The abode of the Sultan's wifes (one of which is an English girl)". There are also views of a hotel in Johore, Indians sitting in open train carts which are described as "cattle trucks" on their way to Singapore, and a Chinese school in Singapore showing a group of young people in military uniform gathered outside on the playing field, with the school buildings in the distance. Bound in green cloth with an art deco style floral pictorial cover the album titled "Happy Times" (21.8 x 15.9cm) consists of 47 black and white photos (approximately 10 x 7cm/7 x 10cm). Forty two of these photographs are of Singapore, though there is one captioned "A dip in the briny - Hong Kong" and another "A view of the Bund - Macao" and three photographs of other Europeans captioned only with their names. Several show views of "The Gardens", which appear to be the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, including one of "a queer tree" with tangled roots and there are many photos featuring local people - Malay women with their children, a Malay couple, a Malay girl at the village well, a group of Chinese women, Indians with their bullock carts, rickshaw pullers, and a group of children captioned "We are a merry little band". A pretty young woman in a sarong pictured near a pounding implement is titled, rather tellingly, "Oh why can't you change your skin". Various vehicles depicted show that the main modes of transport were the rickshaw, the horse and buggy, and the electric tram for conveying people, and the bullock cart for transporting goods. Other shots show members of the colonial population in various places - several having now changed or disappeared. Examples are the Sea View Hotel at Katong Beach, then on the seashore, the Singapore Cricket Club established in 1952 and still standing in the colonial heart of the city, the building occupied by S. Moutrie & Co Ltd which was a popular music and piano warehouse at the time, a large white building on the seashore captioned "Passive Panjang" which could be a play on the name "Pasir Panjang" situated on the west coast of the island, a view from River Valley Road - a popular residential area for wealthy foreigners, Chinese merchants and Straits Chinese families, and the local railway station then situated in Tank Road and built to more efficiently ferry goods to the docks at nearby Tanjong Pagar. "Sunny Memories", the title on the upper cover of one of the albums, is a collection of 79 photos from Singapore from Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau (and even Margate) placed in no particular order. 3 photographs and surrounding card have been removed. Views of land and seascapes, interesting shots of events such as a coffin on its way to the cemetery handcarried on poles, a young Chinese boy pausing in his game of stick and hoop, views taken in Hong Kong after the typhoon in 1909 showing damaged boats and a one of a Chinese man holding a flying fox said to have had a wingspan of 5 feet. Some of the terms used and the captions depict the bygone era which they represent, for example a Chinese temple called here a "joss house", a photo captioned "A Chinese celestial" and a photo of some young boys captioned "Straits Born Chinks". Several photos feature Europeans in various places or posing for photos for example a young man and his wife as newly-weds standing (in separate photos) with their many gifts, a portrait of a man dressed in traditional costume and captioned "King of the Cannibal Islands", group shots of people such as on a picnic in Hong Kong or "on the shore at Passir Panjang" and several feature three children - Sidney, Bertie and Queenie - singly or together. One photo is titled "Sea View Hotel Passir Panjang Singapore" - in fact the Sea View Hotel was located in Tanjong Katong on the east of the island whereas Pasir Panjang is in the west. Other places featured include the house at 124 River Valley Road, a local Singapore railway station, several joss houses and the gardens in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Six photos have been removed, damaging the surrounding card and there are 12 empty places where it appears photographs were not inserted. The largest album in this collection contains 119 photos of Hong Kong, Canton, Singapore and Johor. Several are duplicates of those found in the smaller albums and many are uncaptioned. The first 15 pages are various views of Hong Kong and Kowloon and feature places including the Catholic Church Canton, the harbour master's residence at Whampoa, the view from Kennedy Road at the Peak, HMS Monmouth in the harbour, a duck farm in Kowloon, and boats and junks. There are also photos of people such as coolies loading and unloading goods onto boats, people transporting water and ice in carts, a laundry man, men hauling coal and people swimming. The majority of the rest of the album features photos of Singapore and Johor, including Malay, Chinese and European style houses and buildings, the mosque in Johor, local people and Europeans. Nine photos and possibly a few more (it is difficult to tell at the rear of the label) have been removed and six leaves remained unfilled. .

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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha - Aguafuertes de Teodoro Miciano - Cuatro Volúmenes

      Ediciones Jurado 1952 - Extraordinaria edición del Quijote. Uno de los 30 ejemplares en papel blanco, de hilo, ala forma fabricado expresamente por la Casa Guarro, con las filigranas de la obra,de la editorial y del fabricante,con una serie de láminas en japón antiguo y numerados del I al XXX. Tomo I - 17 grabados Tomo II - 18 grabados Tomo III - 17 grabados Tomo IV - 21 grabados. Huella de la plancha 232 x 172 mm o menos, en h. de 350 x 260 mm. Impresor:Francisco Melich. Encuadernado en caja de cartoné decorado con lomera en pergamino y dorados. Interior en rama con sobrecubierta. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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