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      Farrar Starus and Young, New York 1952 - Shaw, Artie. THE TROUBLE WITH CINDERELLA. [An Outline of Identity]. Presentation Copy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1952. Inscribed. 8vo., 394pp. First Edition of Artie Shaw's iconic autobiography, "The Trouble With Cinderella." Gilt-stamped black cloth. A very good or better example in the extremely uncommon original dustwrapper that has a bit of neat archival restoration primarily at the extemities of the spine [some old clear tape on the verso]. Very neatly inscribed on the front free endpaper in blue-black fountain pen: "For Larry - Don't you see? That's the whole idea of the goddamn show! Sincerely, Artie Shaw, 1/14/53." Larry was Larry Lowenstein, a famous public relations persona of the early days of television & radio, & the author of "Famous People Who Knew Me." He represented such personalities as Arthur Godfrey, Dinah Shore, Joyce Brothers & others. "Shaw was a jazz clarinetist, composer & one of the greatest Big-Bandleaders of the 1940s. His song "Begin the Beguine " was wildly successful & became a symbol of the Swing era. He was the first white bandleader to hire a full-time black female singer when he hired Billie Holiday in 1938. Shaw was eccentric & intellectual, & had a tumultuous personal life which included eight marriages, including Ava Gardner, Evelyn Keyes & Lana Turner. A difficult man, he wrote this candid & witty autobiography, concluding that the trouble with Cinderella is that nobody ever lives happily ever after." A terrific copy in a custom TBCL gilt-labled slipcase in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      266 Páginas. EDICION DEL AUTOR., Orense 1952 - LIBRO MUY RARO. Size: 4º.ilustrado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archive of Autograph Material

      1952-1958. First. A small group of three Autograph Letters Signed and one Photograph Postcard Signed from Georgia O'Keeffe, with two original mailing envelopes. All the correspondence is to Eleanor Anderson, the fourth and final wife of the author Sherwood Anderson, who was busily engaged in compiling her late husband's letters for publication and had extensive correspondence with many of his friends and colleagues. Overall near fine or better with the letters folded from mailing. .

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        Framed Photograph Signed]: Alexander of Tunis (Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis)

      1952 - Original silver gelatin print. Measures approximately 10" x 13". In a wood and glass frame measuring approximately 12" x 15.5", with a small brass heraldic arms fastened to the top of the frame. Signed by Karsh in pencil and Alexander of Tunis in ink. Overall dampstain to the margins not affecting the image, Alexander's ink signature is partially faded, else good in a good frame with scattered surface scratches to the wood. A famous photograph of Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, a prominent British military commander in both World Wars, and the 17th Governor General of Canada. Taken by Karsh in 1952, when Alexander was named 1st Earl of Tunis. Alexander of Tunis rose to prominence during the First World War, receiving numerous honors and decorations; in the Second World War he commanded the 15th Army Group in Sicily and Italy, and was made Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean. A scarce photograph likely from the family estate, as the custom wood frame and arms matches that used to frame Karsh's photograph of Margaret Alexander of Tunis from 1947.

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        Typed Letter, signed ("F. LL. W. Frank!") to Lewis Mumford

      n.p. [Spring Green, Wisconsin], february 20, 1952 - An affectionate, conversational, and at times pointed, letter to Wright's friend and champion, architectural critic Lewis Mumford. Wright playfully addresses Mumford as "Llewis" and begins the letter with high praise: "I can't tell you how good it was to be with you again in spirit as well as the bodily presence which is essentially the same vital Llewis. The amazing comprehension, as of the earlier days of our friendship, is still vibrant. You were never so much the critic as the creative writer, champion of cultural causes - Llewis. Little good our journalistic sort of critics do our Causes. Even less harm they do to evil ones than good to noble ones because radio, press, and print crawl with them like flies on a window pane. So goes everything we have - prolix but not prolific. We are getting too enormous for a Democracy. Unless we create for ourselves our own eddy in some swirl of the backwater we are washed out and away with the current into internationalism and the commonplace." The rest of the letter concerns various offers that Wright has received from editors interested in publishing his writing, with the noted irony that he was offered more for his work in the early days of his career, when the magazine industry was more robust - " - I guess the magazines are not far from [dead]? Except for advertising." 8vo. 2 pp. typed on oblong Taliesen stationery, with some ink corrections. Prior fold, paperclip stain, else fine in custom red cloth folding box [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      np: NP. 1952. "1 drawing. Accompanying was a letter describing the genealogy of the drawing, ""The ""Nights of Horror"" series was drawn by a gifted artist, whom it was my good luck to meet in person in 1952 and who graciously sold me his original drawings, some of which were even inspired by my suggestions. Naturally I spent a small fortune for those drawings, but I have always felt very happy to own them during the past 18 years."" Despite the curious note, the art does not resemble the work of Joe Schuster, co-creator of Superman, who drew the Nights of Horror serials depicted in Craig Yoe's 2008 book Secret Identity." 5"" X 8"", ink and gouache on paper. Very good.

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        Typed Letter Signed to Earl B. Dickerson

      1952. Two page Typed Letter Signed with handwritten emendations in the text, to Earl B. Dickerson, urging him to run with Vincent Hallinan on the Progressive Party ticket for Vice-President of the United States. On his official letterhead: "Color and Democracy Colonies and Peace" as Vice-Chairman, Council on African Affairs, dated Feb. 12, 1952. Quarto. Housed in a dark red quarter morocco and cloth clamshell case. Earl Dickerson was the first African-American graduate from the University of Chicago and a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement who sat beside Martin Luther King, Jr. during his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Dickerson was greatly influenced by The Souls of Black Folk in his youth, and he eventually met W.E.B. Du Bois through their mutual involvement in the NAACP. In this letter Du Bois attempts to convince Dickerson to run for Vice-President on the Progressive Party ticket, and Du Bois also anticipates the social movements of the 1960s. It is worth noting that the only published monograph on Dickerson's life, Earl B. Dickerson: A Voice for Freedom and Equality, makes no mention of Dickerson being considered for the Progressive Party's Vice-Presidential nomination. This is an important and otherwise unknown aspect of Dickerson's career as a political activist. .

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        VERVE. Revue artistique et litteraire. Vol. VII, No. 27 et 28., (Ce double numero de Verve a ete acheve d imprimer le 15 Janvier 1953 par Draeger pour la typographie et l'heliogravure et par Mourlot por la lithographie).

      Paris, Editions de la Revue Verve 1952 - 153 S. mit etlichen (teils doppelseitigen) Lithographien (von Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Henri Laurens, Alberto Giacometti, Andre Masson, Fernand Leger, Miro, Bores, Gromaire, Marc Chagall), Einband stark fleckig, gebräunt und berieben, Papierbezug des Rückens mit Einrissen und im unteren Bereich mit Klebeband überklebt, Seiten / Tafeln teils aus der Bindung gelöst, von den 8 im Inhaltsverzeichnis angegebenen Marc Chagall - Lithographien sind nur 5 vorhanden, alle übrigen Lithographien vollständig, Text in Französisch, Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt, alter Zollstempel auf Innendeckel, innen ansonsten gut erhalten, / original hardcover (no dustjacket), binding (covers / spine) stained, browned and rubbed, spine partially damaged and taped, some pages / plates loose, 3 Marc Chagall-lithographs are missing (there should be 8, but there are only 5), all other lithographs complete, paper slightly browned, stamp on paste down, text in French, Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1700 Fol., illustrierter Original-Pappband (ohne Schutzumschlag), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Washington DC 1952 - One page typed letter on Hoover's Office Of The Director letterhead dated August 15, 1952. The letter is to an admirer from Fresno, California and says "Thank you very much for your note of Agust 7, 1952. Your thoughtful comments are indeed kind, and I am most grateful for your remarks concerning my administration of the FBI. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the movie regarding the Bureau's work, and sincerely appreciate your offer of assistance. Sincerely yours, J. Edgar Hoover". Hoover has signed in blue ink. Fine Condition John Edgar Hoover was the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) and served in that post from the time he was 29 years old until his death at the age of 77. Hoover began working in U.S. government service in 1913, first at the Library of Congress, then at the Justice Department. During World War I Hoover worked for the Bureau of Investigation, keeping statistical records of immigrants for the Alien Enemy Bureau. A vigorous anti-communist, Hoover quickly moved up the ranks in the postwar period, and by 1924 was appointed Director of the Bureau of Investigation (later called the Federal Bureau of Investigation). He held the post until 1972, an administration that lasted from President Coolidge to President Nixon. Hoover had a reputation for hyper vigilance in the face of crime and political subversion, and the F.B.I. grew to become known as an incorruptible force who kept files on just about everybody, from gangsters and spies to pop culture figures including John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marilyn Monroe and Eldridge Cleaver. Hoover has been a controversial figure since his death, and there has been much speculation about his personal life, family background and dictatorial rule over the Bureau; given his political power over five decades, he is a central figure in the history of scandal and U.S. politics. Copyright © 1998-2013 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1952]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the. front flap) with touch of rubbing to spine ends. A brilliant,. virtually like new copy of one of the more elusive Heinlein books. written for young adults published during the 1950s. (#129693). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63.

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        Let It Come Down

      New York: Random House, 1952. Book. Nearly Very Good. Signed by Paul Bowles. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. crayon price marks on the verso of the rear free endpaper.

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

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

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        Studio Frankfurt. Eine Buchreihe in Der Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt. 12 Bände.,

      Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, Frankfurt - 12 Bände, so vollständig, meist Erstauflagen. Sehr ordentliche, farbig gestaltete Broschuren mit intakten Bindungen, 2 Bde. mit sehr kleinen Altersspuren, Schiebeschnitt nicht rein, ansonsten sauber und gut. Buchblöcke einwandfrei, durchgehend sauber, insgesamt 2 winzige Fleckchen. 1) 1952. Ruth Landshoff-Yorck: Das Ungeheuer Zärtlichkeit. 6 Geschichten, z. T. EA, 90 Seiten. 2) 1952. Richard Ott: Das amerikanische Tagebuch des Richard Ott. EA, ganzseitiges Foto des Autors als Frontispiz, 90 Seiten. 3) 1952. Schneider-Lengyel: September-Phase. Lyrik. EA. 81 Seiten, 3 Bl. plus 9 einseitig bedruckte Tafeln (Aufnahmen präkolumbianischer Kunst). 4) 1952. Ernst Schnabel: Ein Tag wie morgen. Feature. Drama. EA. 55 Seiten. 5). 1952. Heinrich Böll: Nicht nur zur Weihnachtszeit. EA. Erzählung mit Illustrationen von Henry Meyer-Brockmann. 57 Seiten. 6) 1953. Arno Schmidt:. 2 Prosastudien. Inhalt: Die Umsiedler (Kurzformen zur Wiedergabe mehrfacher räumlicher Verschiebung der Handelnden bei festgehaltener Einheit der Zeit). Alexander oder was ist die Wahrheit? EA. 71 Seiten. 7) 1953. Carl H. Eickert: Der kluge Portugiese oder Übergänge. 16 Bruchstücke / Meditationen- Begegnung Kulturen Ostasiens. EA. 61 Seiten. 8) 1953. Wolfgang Weyrauch: Bericht an die Regierung. EA. Untergang Hitlers in Berliner U-Bahnschächten. EA. 106 Seiten. 9) 1953. Milo Dor - Reinhard Federmann: Der unterirdische Strom. EA. Studie über (Wiener) Träume in der Mitte des Jahrhunderts. Ein Versuch. 53 Seiten. 10) 1953. Werner Helwig: Der Brigant Guiliano. EA. Kriminal-Affäre. Foto als Frontispiz, 53 Seiten plus 7 einseitig bedruckte Tafeln mit authentischen Abbildungen. 11) 1953. Wolfgang Hildesheimer - Hans-Werner Henze: Das Ende einer Welt. Funkoper. EA. Oper als Bericht - Musik Henze. 68 Seiten mit zahlreichen Skizzen, Zeichnungen und Noten. 12) 1953. Ingeborg Bachmann: Die gestundete Zeit. Gedichte EA in Buchform. Lyrik. 61 Seiten. Inlandporto Euro 5,50. 1,65 Kg., 10 x 16 Cm. Gewicht in Gramm: 1650 Jeweils 1. (deutsche) Auflage Illustrierte Broschuren Sehr Ordentlich

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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. (1952). First. First edition. Spine a little faded, near fine in the gray binding (one of three, with no priority) in a very near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears and nominal rubbing. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Charles Crow. Cordially Bern. July 1952." Crow was a friend of Malamud's from New York, and advised Malamud when he applied for teaching positions, eventually accepting a position at Oregon State College. Crow's advice to Malamud is quoted in Bernard Malamud: A Writer's Life by Philip Maurice Davis. An especially nice copy of the author's first book, perhaps the classic baseball novel, and basis for the sugarcoated but nevertheless effective Barry Levinson film featuring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, and Kim Basinger. .

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        DE WERELDZEE (Dutch Version of The Sea Around). Signed.

      Uitgeverij Born, 1952, Assen - [Dutch] Carson, Rachel L. De Wereldzee (The Sea Around US). Assen: Uitgeverij Born, 1952 1e druk 1952. Octavo. Hardcover. SIGNED by author on title page. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Fine in an about very good dustwrapper that is worn & chipped at the head & tail of the spine panel & tips. Rarely encountered signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Original Dry Point Etching for "Les Fables" De La Fontaine

      Ambroise VOLLARD, Paris 1952 - Origianl dry-point etching on Montval paper by CHAGALL (framed) - SIZE : 15"1/2 x 12" -TITLE : La grenouille qui veurt se faire aussi gros que le boeuf - N° limited to 200 copies (a copy of the justification page will be included) - SIGNATURE : plate signed -Editor edited by Vollard in 1952 -Condition very good [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1952 Improvisations: Artists Equity Masquerade Ball, Hotel Astor, May 15. Spring Fantasia

      New York: Artists Equity Association, New York Chapter. 1952. First. First edition. Thick quarto. Unpaged. Illustrated. Plastic spiral bound illustrated wrappers. Owner's name, age-toning, and small tears on the wrappers, a few pages are a little pulled from the spirals, but overall this is a nice, very good copy. Copy number 1570 of 2000 numbered copies. Very uncommon thick program with illustrations printed rectos only. Consisting almost entirely of ads from New York businesses, illustrated mostly in black and white on colored paper by different artists including Milton Avery, Max Weber, Ben Shahn, Chaim Gross, John Myers, Elias Newman, Alexander Alpert, Raphael Soyer, Isaac Soyer, Moses Soyer, Josef Presser, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Henry Billings, Bertram Goodman, Gerrit Hondius, Lewis Daniel, John Groth, T. Lux Feininger, Reginald Marsh, Leo Lionni, Jack Levine, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Gwathmey, Georges Schreiber, Antonio Frasconi, Sam Adler, Alex Redein, Hans Hoffman, and Clara Klinghoffer. Includes additional color lithographs by Chaim Gross, Adolf Dehn, and Milton Avery. OCLC locates one copy at the Art Institute of Chicago. .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kubin").

      Zwickledt, 5. II. 1952. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert An den Schriftsteller Arthur Fischer-Colbrie: "Dankend für Ihre Mitteilung und wenn Sie unsere winterliche Schnee[-] und Eiswüste tapfer nicht scheuen so wäre das Zusammentreffen am vorgeschlagenen 8. (Freitag). Für Sie ist es am einfachsten Sie nehmen in Schärding am Stadtplatz den Autobus [.] Als Abfahrtsgelegenheit gehe ich mit Ihnen dann den Berg nach Wernstein hinab - von wo der Zug (von Passau kommend) um 18.23 Richtung Schärding abgeht [.]".

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        Album with 253 original photographs. Eine Reise von Professor Dr. Paul Metzner im Jahre 1952.

      sizes 11 x 8,5, and 17,5 x 12,5 cm, in halfcloth boards with ties strenghts, leather clothing, 4to oblong with giltlettered title Bali. KEYWORDS:bali / indonesia

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        A Study of the Federal Reserve / Mullins on the Federal Reserve *FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO DEDICATEE OF LATER PRINTINGS, GEORGE STIMPSON* (later reprinted as 'The Secrets of the Federal Reserve')

      New York: Kasper and Horton. Soft Cover. Neatly signed and inscribed by author to George Stimpson upon title page. Signed by Mr. Stimpson inside front cover. Subsequent printings of this work were dedicated to "Two of the finest scholars of the twentieth century, George Stimpson and Ezra Pound, who generously gave of their vast knowledge to a young writer to guide him in a field which he could not have managed alone... The research (for this work) at the Library of Congress was directed and reviewed daily by George Stimpson, founder of the National Press Club in Washington, whom the New York Times on September 28, 1952 called 'A highly regarded reference source in the capital... Government officials, Congressman, and reporters went to him for information on any subject'... This work was the first nationally circulated revelation of the secret meetings of the international bankers at Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1907-1910, at which place the draft of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was written." - from Foreward to 1991 reprint. Average wear and soiling. Binding intact. Contents unmarked. An important piece of Americana. . Good. 1952. First Edition.

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        A Study of the Federal Reserve / Mullins on the Federal Reserve (Later Reprinted as The Secrets of the Federal Reserve)

      New York: Kasper and Horton. Soft Cover. 140 pages. Bibliography. "...The first careful study of the Federal Reserve System... Includes a careful presentation of the origins, purposes, and activities of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The reader will find for the first time the actual mechanism of this powerful organization, which has wielded such a tremendous influence on America in the twentieth-century." - from back cover. Contents unmarked. Incidental half-inch pen mark to front cover. Two ink stamps on back cover, one of which is smudged over publisher's information. Binding intact. Average wear. A rare first edition copy of this momentous work which remains timely over fifty years since its publication. . Good. 1952. First Edition.

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        Let It Come Down.

      John Lehmann, 1952 - First U.K. edition. Light sunning to edges, still near fine in fine dust jacket with the slightest of sunning to spine panel. Signed and dated by the author, "Paul Bowles, Tangier, 9/2/1999". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vedanta for Modern Man

      Allen & Unwin. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket; ***SALE. The price of this item has been . temporarily reduced by 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 0042940222 . Cloth cover has wear to corners and caps. Boards and spine are straight. Pages are clean. Dust jacket has publisher's price of $5.00. DJ is tattered at edges and is protected by a clear Brodart cover. ; 8.40 X 5.60 X 1.50 inches; 410 pages .

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        Plakat - Wengen - Die Heimat der guten Skifahrer. Lithographie.

      Aarau, Trüb & Co., 1952 - 101 x 63 cm, Zustand A (kleine Randläsuren, rechts unten etwas wasserrändig) AuftraggeberIn: Verkehrsverein Wengen. 1000 gr.

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      Les Editions Braun & Cie, Paris 1952 - 48pp, 15 color illustrations + color cover. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is a beautifully produced 1952 publication with a text by Paul Eluard that reproduces in facsimile (via photo-lithography on deckled Velin Lana paper) sixteen drawings by Pablo Picasso executed between 1942 and 1946. A presentable copy of this exquisite though fragile rarity whose textblock and inside boards show some typical light toning along with a few tiny brown specks to the first preliminary. The dust jacket has some small closed tears, fraying, chipping and minor paper loss at the extremities of the spine, and is browned and soiled around the edges. Its inside lower rear flap has detached along the vertical fold, but is completely intact and present. Still in all, this is a much sharper copy in hand of this lovely tome than it describes here. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Flora Republicii Populare Romane / Flora Republicii Populare Romine / Flora Republicii Socialiste Romania. 13 volumes (complete).

      Academiae Reipublicae Popularis Romanicae / Academiae Reipublicae Socialisticae Romania, 1952 - 1976.. Titles vary: Flora Republicii Populare Romane (vols. 1 and 2), Flora Republicci Populare Romine (vols. 3 - 10), Flora Republicci Socialisite Romania (vols. 11 - 13). Vol. I (1952): XLVII + 659 pages, 96 plates. Vol. II (1953): 702 pages, 108 plates. Vol. III (1955): 662 pages, 104 plates. Band IV (1956): 958 pages, 164 plates. Band V (1957): 555 pages, 95 plates. Band VI (1958): 676 pages, 123 plates. Band VII (1960): 661 pages, 108 plates. Band VIII (1961): 707 pages, 137 plates. Band IX (1964): 1.000 pages, 189 plates. Band X (1965): 750 pages, 146 plates. Band XI (1966): 876 pages, 158 plates. Band XII (1972): 810 pages, 156 plates. Band XIII (1976): 301 pages, 7 plates. Total ca. 9.500 pages with ca. 1.590 plates. Each plate at own leave, with numerous black and white figures. Ca. 24,5 cm x ca. 18 cm, weight is ca. 16,5 kg. Darkblue cloth with silver titles and some ornamentation on front and spine. In Romanian, latin letters (understandable due to the botanical vocabulary for non-Romanian speaking botanists in many areas); preface also in Russian. - Between only 1,500 to 3,700 copies of each volume have been published.. Little rubbed or bumped. Vol. VIII with small paste down on front cover, stamp and signature on and verso title. Two volumes with owner's name on title. Otherwise no entries. Binding in some volumes somewhat loosened. Fotos are available by email on request.

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        Tesoro escondido de todos los más famosos romances, así antiguos como modernos del Cid. Va a la fin en seis romances la historia de los siete infantes de Lara. (Barcelona 1626) / Noticia preliminar de Antonio Pérez Gómez

      - EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- Valencia: .la fonte que mana y corre. (Talleres de Tipografía Moderna), 1952.- 148 p., [1 h.]: Facsimil de la portada antigua original; 8º (18 cm.); Esmerada impresión sobre excelente papel de hilo verjurado con todas sus barbas; Plena Piel chagrén roja, lomo dorado y con 5 nervios, cabeza pintada, estuche, conserva la cubierta anterior.- (Col. Duque y Marqués. Opúsculos Literarios Rarísimos. Nº I).- Esta edición Dirigida por Antonio Pérez y Gómez consta de 225 ejemplares numeraddos del 1 al 225, y [además] de 30 ejemplares marcados de A. a Z., siendo este el Nº 60. Se imprimió al cuidado de María Amparo y Vicente Soler. El presente libro constituye la primera reedición de la rarísima obra de Francisco Metge, fechada en Barcelona, "Por Sebastian de Cormellas, 1616 [es una errata pues la fecha correcta es 1626]". Dice Pérez Gómez: Esta obra no volvió a ser reeditada y, quizás por ello, se convirtió en uno de los libritos verdaderamente raros en el mundo. Ni nuestra Biblioteca Nacional, ni el British Museum, ni la colección riquísima en rarezas de The Hispanic Society of America, poseen ejemplar. No tuvieron el libro ni Salvá, ni el marqués de Jerez. No lo vieron ni Gallardo, ni Durán, ni Gayangos. Nosotros sólo tenemos noticia del que existe en la Bibliothèque Nationale de París, que es el que nos sirve para esta edición. RARISIMO Y EN IMPECABLE ESTADO.{ Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Coupains

      Paris: Le Rayon d'Or/Librairie Gallimard, 1952. - A Spectacular Copy in a Stunning BindingSigned by the Author with an ALs by the Artist[DUHAYON, Henri, binder]. [BOFA, Gus, illustrator]. ROMAINS, Jules. Les Coupains. Avec douze aquarelles par Gus Bofa. N.p. [Paris]: Le Rayon d'Or, (1952). First edition illustrated by Bofa, limited to 3500 numbered copies sur vélin blanc des Papeteries de Lana, this being copy 3152. Octavo (8 1/4 x 6 1/8 in; 208 x 153 mm). 200, [1], [1, blank], [3, table], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Twelve aquarelle plates, one of which has been inscribed by the artist to the owner.In a stunning contemporary binding by Henri Duhayon of Nice (stamp signed in gilt to inside front turn in) in full crushed cordovan morocco with large hand painted panel to upper and lower sides. Gilt lettered spine. Top edge gilt. Custom endpapers. A flawless copy in binder's leather edged slipcase.Signed and dated Nov. 1958 by the author, with a tipped in ALs by the artist, an inscription by French novelist and playwright Georges Duhamel dated Septembre 1958, and a TLs by the owner, Jean Francesche (with his blindstamped signed ex libris on inside front cover turn in).The eighth volume in Librairie Galimard's illustrated collection, Le Rayon d'or, a reissue of Romain's celebrated novel of 1913.Renowned artist Gus Bofa (b. Gustave Blanchot 1883-1968) was an illustrator for Rire and Sourire, a costume and set designer, a celebrated poster artist, and illustrator for the literary journal, Crapouillot. He soon became one of the most in demand illustrators of editions of Swift, La Fontaine, Cervantes, etc., ultimately with one hundred and seventeen volumes to his credit. (Ref. novelist, poet, dramatist, and essayist Jules Romains (pseud. of Louis Farigoule 1885-1972) was, "early in his career associated with a short-lived artistic community, the Groupe de 'Abbaye, which published his poems, La Vie unanime, in 1908. These poems wnad much of his later verse and prose, were influence by Unanimist theories of social groups and collective psychology. Before the war in 1914 he published more collections of poetry, a verse play and two novels, Mort de quelqu'un (1911) and the farcial Les Copains [The Pals]" (New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, p. 707).Georges Duhamel's (1884–1966) experience as a surgeon during World War I produced Vie des martyrs (1917, tr. The New Book of Martyrs, 1918) and Civilisation (1918, tr. 1919). These collections of sketches are noted for their compassionate accounts of human suffering. He was successful as a dramatist; his Dans l'ombre des statues was performed in 1912 (tr. In the Shadow of Statues, 1914) and L'oeuvre des athlètes in 1920. His fiction includes two cycles of novels—Cycle de Salavin (1920–32, tr. 1936), about a sensitive eccentric, and Chronique des Pasquiers (1933–45, tr. 1937–46), about a bourgeois Parisian family. Essays in Scènes de la vie future (1930, tr. America: the Menace, 1931) and other collections reflect Duhamel's aversion to overindustrialization" (Columbia Enclyclopedia). He wrote passionately against war and its atrocities , and against the rise of Naziism. He was elected to the Académie Français in 1935. Though now largely forgotten, he is perhaps best remembered for his timeless epigram: "It is always brave to say what everyone thinks"The TLs by owner Jean Francesche reads: "The owner of this copy had read a book by Jules Romains, edited in 1958 by the Fayard Publishing House. It was the fourth book from the collection 'The Forty: MEMORIES AND SECRETS OF A WRITER.' "Page 128: 'In THE PALS, what part of the book is autobiographical and contains actual events?' "Page 129: 'It is not impossible to find a resemblance between the cheeks and glasses of Huchon with those of Duhamel, just as it is not impossible to find a certain pretentiousness in the future author of DESERT OF BIEVRES when Huchon prepares the veal stew as no one else can (to be more precise it was more like something between

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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. [1952]. Octavo,. cloth-backed boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jackets; first jacket with mild bruise and. crease at upper left corner, movie jacket with small closed tear at. upper edge of front panel. (#111920). First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies signed by Jones on front free endpaper. Basis for the 1955 film starring Jeff Morrow. While not a great film, it is a science fiction classic, the sequences on the planet Metaluna are highly imaginative. This copy has both the first edition jacket and the later issue jacket which is the film tie-in jacket. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-222.

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        English Blind-Stamped Bindings.

      - Cambridge U.P., 1952. Folio. Cloth. 73pp text and indices. 61 plates with 1089 illus. (The Sandars Lectures 1949). One of 750 copies.

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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1952. Octavo. Original yellow boards, titles to spine in brown. Contents slightly toned, very light wear to extremities. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and marked jacket with a few short closed tears and very minor loss at the ends of the spine. First edition, first printing of the author's first book.

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        Annapurna The First 8,000 Metre Peak (26,493 Feet)

      Jonathan Cape, London 1952 - A very handsome First 1952 Book Society/Jonathan Cape Edition in Very Near Fine condition with a very slightly faded spine, in Very Good, clipped dust jacket, with age typical small chips and minor tape support, mainly in the spine area. SIGNED by AUTHOR Maurice Herzog on the half-title page. A most collectible piece of mountaineering history; The conquest of the first 8,000-meter peak by Maurice Herzog, leader of the French Himalayan Expedition in 1950. At that time, Annapurna was the highest mountain ever climbed. Herzog's account of the descent at conditions perceived unsurvivable remains unforgettable, an epic tale of courage and spirit First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Escola tecnica do exercito computadores electronicos digitais. Presentation inscription to Alwin Walther

      Rio de Janeiro, 1952. <p>Schreyer, Helmut T. (1912-84) Escola tecnica do exercito computadores eletrunicos digitais. Rio de Janeiro: n.p., 1952 (appendix dated 1953). Reproduced typescript. Modern black cloth, original printed front wrapper preserved. [18, irregularly numbered], 368pp., [9]ff. 6 folding plates. Text diagrams. 211 x 153 mm. Provenance: Alwin Walther (1898-1967) with Schreyer&#39;s autograph presentation to Walther on flyleaf. Rubber stamp of the Institut fur Praktische Mathematik, Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt. Schreyer and Walther had known one another since the early 1940s. During the war Schreyer worked for Walther&#39;s department helping to design the inertial guidance system for Wernher von Braun&#39;s V-2 rocket project at Peenemunde.</p> <p>First edition. Schreyer was a friend of Konrad Zuse from college days, and from about 1934 collaborated with Zuse on his Z2, and possibly his Z3 and Z4 computers. From Schreyer&#39;s experience as a film projectionist he understood the durability of movie film, and he suggested the use of punched holes in discarded movie film as a data-input device. At least one device of this type was built at Alwin Walther&#39;s Institut fur Praktische Mathematik at the Technische Hochschule in Darmstadt. </p><p>In 1941 Schreyer received a doctorate in telecommunications engineering with a thesis on the use of vacuum-tube relays in electronic circuits. Between 1941 and 1943, with modest financial support from the German Center for Aviation Research, he converted some logical designs created by Zuse into electronic circuits, building a small prototype electronic computer that achieved a switching frequency of about 10,000 Hz. This was damaged in an air raid on November 11, 1943, and later lost in the war. </p> During the same time Schreyer helped build an accelerometer for the V-2 rocket at Peenemunde and a converter from radar analog signals to acoustic signals for figher planes. Because he could not find regular work in Germany after the war either in telecommunications or computers, Schreyer emigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1949, where he became director of the laboratory of the Brazilian post office and a professor at the army technical college. Schreyer&#39;s experimental work on electronic digital computing is known from manuscript documents that he wrote during the war. When he emigrated to Brazil, he left these historic documents in the safekeeping of Konrad Zuse (Schreyer 1990).</p><p>Schreyer&#39;s Escola tecnica do exercito computadores eletrunicos digitais is most probably the earliest book on electronic digital computers published in Latin America. The English-language preface states that the book "had its origin in an advanced course on &#39;Electronic Digital Computers&#39; held at the Escola Tecnica do Exercito in Rio de Janeiro." Exactly why there may have been a need for this course at this time is unclear, since we have not been able to locate any records of the delivery of electronic digital computers to Brazil at this date. The work, which was crudely reproduced from typescript, was probably issued in very few copies; when we last checked there were no copies cited in OCLC. Origins of Cyberspace 876.</p>

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        HAVET SOM OMGIR OSS (Norwegian Version of The Sea Around US). Signed.

      H. Aschehoug & Co., Oslo 1952 - [Norwegian] Carson, Rachel L. HAVET SOM OMGIR OSS (Norwegian Version of The Sea Around US). Signed. Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co, 1952 Octavo. Printed wrappers. Neatly signed by author on half-title page. A very good example showing a little wear at spine ends. Pages are uncut at top and some at foredge. Text in Norwegian. Rarely encountered signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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