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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Knuf Rare Books ILAB/LILA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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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>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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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]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        La Vieille Maison

      Gérard Le Gris, Paris 1952 - In-4 (289 x 193 mm), en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui imprimés de l&#146;éditeur. Illustré de sept pointes sèches originales par HERMINE DAVID, dont deux hors-texte. Tirage limité à 90 exemplaires numérotés (N° 27, sur Arches). Suite de sept pointes sèches par la même artiste, pour d&#146;autres contes d&#146;Andersen. Traduction d&#146;Afred Jolivet. (petite pliure sur le dos, et quelques petits défauts sur la chemise et l&#146;étui ). // Quarto (289 x 193 mm), loose leaves, under folded cover, editor decorated folder and slipcase. Illustrated with seven original dry-points engravings by HERMINE DAVID, including two full-page. Limited printing of 90 numbered copies (Nr 27, on Arches paper). Extra set of seven dry-points by the same artist, for other tales by Andersen. Translation by Alfred Jolivet. (little folding on spine, and some little defectson folder and slipcase).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Kiss me, Deadly

      Dutton, 1952 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the author in his earlier signature on the front endpaper. An attractive dustjacket with light wear to the spine ends and panels. This original first issue dustjacket has the $2.50 price present on bottom flap. The book is in solid condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean and there is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition SIGNED BY Mickey Spillane. Includes a custom acedate cover to protect the dustjacket. Trades and offers welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Vision and The Voice

      Barstow, CA: Thelema Publishing Company, 1952. An anomaly. Possibly a "Pre-Pub" of the Rare first edition (of which the print run is believed to be less than 100 copies). Although one may assume this to be one of the few, scarce copies of the original sheets, rebound, and issued by Helen Parsons Smith (later seventies, early eighties), this copy is bound in the same textured material as the true first edition, but in black boards (not the usual limp wraps, spiral binding). It is without title stamping. Copyright page adds "October 12, 1952", under "THELEMA PUBLISHING COMPANY / Barstow, California". Also, the errata looks to be preliminary, as there are only twenty four, and not thirty one errata's as per usual (although the lacking six errata's not listed, are present in the text itself). The book shows general wear to boards. Extremity wear with corners, and spine head and tail, rubbed through. Binding still tight. Small previous owner "Cybele" on upper corner of inner board, otherwise internally clean. Condition noted and priced accordingly.. First Edition. Textured Hardcover. Good+/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed.

      Little, Brown & Company, Boston 1952 - Salinger, J.D. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Signed. Boston: Little Brown, 1952. A fine SIGNED copy of the March, 1952 reprint of the first edition. [The first issue was July, 1951]. 8vo., 277pp., black cloth, gilt. Salinger's remarkable first book, neatly signed in black fountain pen at the top of the title page. An excellent example of Salinger's elusive signature - The binding is fine; the dustwrapper very good or better with the $3.00 price present & nine reviews on the back panel replacing Salinger's photo after the first few early printings at his insistence. Custom clamshell case in very fine condition. The probable High Spot in Modern American Lit collecting, "The Catcher In The Rye is undoubtedly a 20th-century classic. It struck a popular note, particularly with young readers, who strongly identified with Holden Caulfield and his yearning for lost innocence. Salinger's novel was, and continues to be, a phenomenal success" (Parker, 300). "This novel is a key-work of the nineteen-fifties in that the theme of youthful rebellion is first adumbrated in it, though the hero, Holden Caulfield, is more a gentle voice of protest, unprevailing in the noise, than a militant world-changer. The Catcher in the Rye was a symptom of a need, after a ghastly war and during a ghastly pseudo-peace, for the young to raise a voice of protest against the failures of the adult world. The young used many voices-anger, contempt, self-pity-but the quietest, that of a decent perplexed American adolescent, proved the most telling" (Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels , 53-4). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Tao Te King. Version Francaise d'Evrard de Rouvre

      Vrille, Paris 1952 - NEAR FINE. No. 31 of 100 copy Limited Edition. 17 color engravings by French painter Ferdinand Springer. Published "sous la direction d'Evrard de Rouvre a ete acheve d'imprimer le 31 January 1952 sur les presses de Andre Tournon. Les burins en couleurs ont ete tires par Georges LeBlanc, pour le compte des Editions Pro-Francia, a Paris, Quarante, Rue Francois-1er." Printed on heavy Rives deckle-edged paper, in 4-page units, some gathered to 8-page signatures. Each color engraving protected with a loose tissue guard. Signatures are not bound, but gathered loose in a cream colored paper wrapper with embossed design and lettering on front panel. The wrapper is protected by a clear acetate overwrap; the book then laid loose into a folded 'hardcover' of gray boards with cloth hinges, all then inserted into a matching Slipcase. The wrapper has about 12 small brown spots or foxings; there is some tearing to paper on inside hinges of the 'hardcover' and light wear to cover corners. The slipcase, clean and intact, is lightly rubbed with small chips to paper covering at corners. All else Fine. A beautiful production featuring delicately rendered abstracts by the renowned French artist. Scarce. 7-3/4 x 11-1/8" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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        Leisure Library : 14 Vol.,Thou Shalt Not, A Corpse Spells Danger, She Who Hesitates, Amorous Adventuress, Bertrand and The Blondes, Curtains For Carla, White Slave Racket, This Way For Hell. No Prude, Hot Dames On Cold Slabs, Make Mine A Shroud

      Leisure Library 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,11,12,16,18,19,22, 1952. ....Digest magazines, fourteen volumes, eleven have cover art by Reginald Heade. All are close to near fine with the following exceptions : 12 Bertrand is vg- due to edge wear, creases, small chips, 2" missing from bottom of spine; 18 Hesitates is vg due to some front cover rubbing. .......... First Edition, First Printing. Paper. Fine. Illus. by Reginald Heade. Digest Magazine.

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1952. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 1500 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chapter Thirty-four From the Novel East of Eden.

      Bronxville, privately printed, 1952 - Bronxville, privately printed, 1952, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. First separate printing of this chapter from Steinbeck's big, rambling flawed masterpiece, Steinbeck writes beautifully how there is only one story -- the struggle between good and evil, one of 125 copies printed on the hand-press by Valenti Angelo, bound in limp buff wrappers, this is variant 2 with the title page containing a red and black rectangular design of leafy and bare branches between the title and "PRIVATELY PRINTED 1952" with the limitation notice on page 10 (although the pages are unnumbered), the variants are believed to be trial copies, no priority has been determined, Goldstone & Payne A32d, not recorded by Morrow, this was John DePol's copy with his spare bookplate, DePol (1913-2004) was an artist and one of America's foremost printmakers and wood engravers, his prints can be found in the permanent collections of many libraries and museums, he contributed to publications by the Allen Press, Red Ozier Press, Stone House Press, and others, The Book Club of California recently produced a major work on him (John DePol A Catalogue Raisonne of His Graphic Work 1935-1998). The usual age-toning, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        East of Eden.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine dark green on brown ground and to upper board in dark green, yellow top-stain. With the dust jacket. Spine faintly tanned, corners very slightly rubbed, topstain faded. Still an excellent copy in the jacket. First edition, first printing. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        FLORE DE L' AFRIQUE DU NORD (Maroc, Algerie, Tunisie, Tripolitaine, Cyrenaique et Sahara), Volume 1 - 14. (Encyclopedie Biologique)

      Paris : Paul Lechevalier, 1952-1977.. 14 Volumes, circa 5000 pp. in total. 8° , Softcover/Paperback. 14 Volmes!! Fourteen Volumes of the botanical Handbook. Former Library Books with Stamps and Signatures. Publishers binding (Softcover). Only Volume 2 and 8 are bound in Hardcover. Softcovers rubbed and bleached from Sun Light. Covers of Volume 2, 4, 7 and 9 with splits. Hard covers in very good Shape. Pages of each Volume are clean. Good Condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BOOKFARM]
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        VISIONS BARCELONINES . 1760-1860 . ( 10 Vols ) .

      Editorial : DALMAU i JOVER 1952-1958 - Barcelona 1952-1958 . Dibuixos de Lola Anglada . Enquad : Tela amb daurats i sobrecoberta. 16,5 x 24 Index de vols. : La vida a la llar ( 333 pàgs.), La Rambla, passeig i jardins ( 297 pàgs.), Els Barcelonins i la mort ( 324 pàgs.), Els barris de la ciutat -I ( 280 pàgs.), Els barris de la ciutat-II ( 319 pàgs.), Botigues, obradors i cases de menjar i beure ( 356 pàgs.), La vida religiosa ( 323 pàgs.), Murralles enllà ( 329 pàgs.), Costums, festes i solemnitats ( 368 pàgs.), De Sant Pere a Sant Pau ( 417 pàgs.) Tema : Barcelona . Floklore , Costums . Llibres en bon estat, sobrecobertes una mica fatigades ( reforçades pel dors ) , especialment llom superior i cantoneres .

      [Bookseller: montgiber]
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        BONNARD. Lithographie.

      Editions du Livre, Monte-Carlo, 1952 - 183pages, Les lithographies ont été tirées par Mourlot. Sous emboitage. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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      - WHITE,E.B. CHARLOTTE'S WEB. NY: Harper & Bros, (1952). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/8"), tan cloth, owner name on corner of free endpaper else FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw scraped on blank rear edge, very slightly frayed at spine ends, overall clean and VG). Stated First Edition, (first printing) with correct code. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY WHITE TO THE BOOK OWNERS AND SIGNED E.B. WHITE on the half-title. Charlotte's Web is the beloved classic story about Charlotte, a spider and her friend Wilbur a pig. Illustrated by GARTH WILLIAMS with more than 40 pen and ink illustrations plus the color pictorial dust wrapper. This is nice clean copy of the book, made more special with White's very rare inscription. A most sought after modern classic and a NEWBERY HONOR AWARD winner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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      Queen Anne Press 1952 - First edition. Deluxe issue limited to 50 copies specially bound and signed by Waugh. Publisher's full niger in printed dustwrapper. Some spotting and darkening to boards, endpapers tanned from turn-ins, light spotting to edges. A very good copy in the jacket that is tanned to the spine panel and the frayed edges, with a small spot of damp stain to the upper panel and two small closed tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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      Raison D'être, Raison D'être 1952 - Livre ancien Couverture rigide. L&#146;ouvrage est illustré de 8 lithographies originales, d&#146;une couverture lithographiée par Henri Matisse, étui polychrome composé par Henri Matisse, tiré par Fernand Mourlot ; textes et lettrines gravées par Henri Matisse et tirées par Coulouma. Edition tirée à 350 exemplaires : 1 des 300 exemplaires sur vélin d&#146;Arches à la forme, numéroté 66. Envoi autographe au crayon signé d&#146;Henri Matisse sur le faux-titre. Condition : In-4 en feuillets sous emboîtage, couverture illustrée. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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        The War in 3 Pages by Eisenhower

      Privately Printed 1952 - Boxed hardcover; box lid missing. Unmarked. Gilt lettering a bit faded. Very mild wear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brinkullivan_Books]
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      Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires 1952 - 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.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Arabian Highlands

      Ithaca, N.Y.: Published by the Cornell University Press for the Middle Eastern Institute, [1952] - This book chronicles Philby's two trips to the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia in 1932 and in 1936-1937 which were at the time almost unknown and uncharted. A very scarce book indeed First edition (not published in England). Without errata slip. 8vo. Illustrated with 64 half-tones, 3 maps (including large folding map of Qizan in pocket at back), and 2 diagrams. xvi, 771 pp. Green cloth. Front inner hinge tender, very good in very good dust jacket (old cello tape staining at head of spine panel, small losses) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Voix Basse

      Monte Carlo : André Sauret. Editions du Livre 1952 - ~ Orné de 27 lithographies originales en couleurs ~ Texte composé à la main avec une fonte neuve de Jenson corps 18 et imprimé sur les presses de Daragnès à Montmartre. Les lithographies originales de Clairin tirées par Mourlot, les pierres effacées après tirage. Exemplaire No. 43 de 180 sur grand vélin d'Arches, seul papier ~ Signé par l'auteur et l'artiste ~ En feuilles à grandes marges, non rogné, sous couverture illustrée, étui cartonné et emboîtage ~ 219+[2]p+1f ~ 35x27x7cm. ~ Bel état, seulement des très légères petites tâches sur les marges de quelques feuillets ~ Heavy item, circa 4.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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      Paris: Librairie Auguste Blaizot, 1952.. 104,[12]pp. Small quarto. Gathered signatures laid into printed wrappers. Illustrated with 23 burin engravings, including frontispiece, eight hors- texte, seven in-text and seven culs-de- lamp. Opening letters in two colors. Trace of tanning at wrapper edges, occasional faint offset from engravings to facing pages, but a very good copy in board chemise and slipcase. First edition. Preface by Gaston Bachelard. One of 250 numbered copies, from a total edition of 260 copies printed on Vergé de Montval by Frazier-Soye, with the engravings printed by Georges Leblanc. A separate 4pp. key to the engravings (printing them in reduced size) is laid in back. A highly appealing work by this former student at the Bauhaus under Albers and later associate with Friedlander at the Hermitage Studio. Flocon&#39;s specialization in burin engraving, coupled with his practical and technical explorations of perspective (including the first theoretical exposé of curvilinear perspective) and space, produced a body of work fascinating in its melding of precision and imagination. MONOD 4752.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A History of Golf In Britain.

      Cassell & Company, London 1952 - First edition. Quarto, original green cloth. Signed by Bernard Darwin on the front free endpaper. Frontispiece of John Taylor, illustrations throughout. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips to the front panel and one to the foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed by Bernard Darwin are rare. "This book," says Sir George Cunningham, Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, "will be a classic in the literature of golf. The names of the contributors, famous for playing the game and for writing on it, are sufficient of that." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Otras inquisiciones (1937-1952) [Other Inquisitions]

      Buenos Aires: Sur. [1952]. First. First edition, text in Spanish. Printed self-wrappers. Pages a little age-toned, else a remarkable, fine copy. Often considered Borges&#39;s best book of essays, with many whose insights and lines of questioning were famously ahead of their time. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Public Relations

      Norman, OK, U.S.A.: University of Oklahoma Press. Hardcover. 374 pages. Includes selected reading list and index. Seeks to show that public relations "has evolved from earliest times out of the needs of human beings for leadership and integration... Presents through case histories various public relations approaches that have come up in my own experience." - from Preface. Author has come to be known as "The Father of Spin." Unmarked with average wear. Hinges and binding intact. . Good. 1952. First Edition.

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        Autograph Manuscript, Signed: "Does No One but Me at All Ever Feel This Way in the Least?"

      November 1952 - Holograph manuscript on two leaves of white wove, three-holed, loose-leaf paper measuring 9 1/2 by 6 inches. At the bottom of the second leaf, in Frost&#146;s hand, the work is inscribed "Robert to Fred" (i.e. Frederick B. Adams, Jr.). A life-long bibliophile, Adams was the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library from 1938-1969. This poem first appeared as Frost&#146;s Christmas greeting for 1952 and was not actually released until July 4, 1953; it was later published in Frost&#146;s last collection, In the Clearing. Adams&#146;s label on the front cover of his archival folder dates this manuscript to November 1952, and there are sufficient variant readings to suggest that Frost was still revising the poem when he presented these leaves to Adams. Of particular note is line 3, which reads: "That was to make the New World newly great"; in the published version, this was changed to "That should have made the New World newly great", removing at once the undertone of potentiality in Frost&#146;s stanza about the original settling of North America and replacing it with something more ironic. There are other stylistic variations throughout, as well as a number of obvious revisions. Together with a copy of the published greeting, which is illustrated with drawings by Howard Cook. One of 175 copies printed at the Spiral Press, and bearing Marguerite and Fred Melcher&#146;s imprint. A fine manuscript with exceptional provenance, housed in an archival folder bearing Adams&#146;s bookplate, which was designed by Rockwell Kent. (Crane B24).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Subjektive Fotografie 1 & 2

      Bruder Auer Verlag, Bonn, Germany 1952 - This is a very good hardcover set of both volumes with just light wear. No dust jackets. Volume 1, bound in tan cloth with titles in gilt on the spine (faded) and front cover (still bright). Volume 2, bound in black cloth with titles in white on front cover and spine. Both volumes completely clean inside, one volume has an old bookseller's ticket on the inside back cover (Wittenborn Books). Volume 1, published in 1952. Volume 2 in 1955. Text in English, French and German. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Fold-out lists of plates identifying the photographers. 12" high X 9" wide, 40 & 39 text pages + 112 plates in each volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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        La semaine des Hopitaux

      Expansion scientifique française 1952 - RO20003276: 26 volumes. Nombreuses illustrations noires et blanc.Relié par année. Dos façon cuir vert foncé , papier à la cuve. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 610-Sciences médicales. Médecine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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      HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA CA 1952 - On offer is an exceptional archive of original color slides [positives] featuring the most remarkable female beauty of the 20th century being Marilyn Monroe. Ms. Monroe is candidly captured during a rehearsal and live performance of Edgar Bergen's radio show October 26th, 1952. The writer of the show, featuring the internationally famed Bergen and his equally famous puppet Charlie McCarthy, was Mr. Zeno Klinker. Mr. Klinker, [the character Effie Klinker is named after the man] besides being a talented writer and comedian [his sister also a creative talent being the renowned Death Valley artist Orpha Klinker], was also a passionate photographer who photographed nearly every visiting actor, actress or celebrity on the Bergen show and at this particular broadcast he had direct access to Marilyn Monroe. She is absolutely ravishing and at the height of her beauty and appears to be having a sensational time. A number of group shots include Monroe, Bergen and other cast members. Collectors and historians of Monroe's life and career will recognize that as her star was ascending and she gaining some small influence due to her roles in 'The Asphalt Jungle' and 'All About Eve' at this broadcast of one of the most popular radio shows ever she was a mere three months before the 1953 film noir movie 'Niagara' would launch her to stardom. This archive is comprised of 42 different, unpublished images that have been stored for more than 50 years. Klinker captured two near identical photos of each image to use in a stereographic type viewer and create a 3-D effect so while there are 42 images they are meant to create 21 'stereoviews'. The color positives have sleeves that would slip into the stereo-viewer. There is no stereo-viewer with the archive. VG.

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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