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        XXe SIECLE (VINGTIEME SIECLE): NOUVELLE SERIE NO. 3 (DOUBLE) - JUIN 1952: ART ET POESIE DEPUIS APOLLINAIRE - WITH ORIGINAL GRAPHICS BY JEAN MIRO, ALEXANDER CALDER, HENRI MICHAUX, AND ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

      (XXe SIECLE). Di San Lazzaro, Gualtieri, Managing Editor. XXe SIECLE (VINGTIEME SIECLE): NOUVELLE SERIE NO. 3 (DOUBLE) - JUIN 1952: ART ET POESIE DEPUIS APOLLINAIRE - WITH ORIGINAL GRAPHICS BY JEAN MIRO, ALEXANDER CALDER, HENRI MICHAUX, AND ALBERTO GIACOMETTI. Paris: XXe Siecle (Vingtieme Siecle), 1952. First Edition. Large 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Art Periodical. Very Good. 88pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in French. Cover design after Guillaume Apollinaire. This third installment of San Lazzaro's deluxe, semi-annual art periodical features original lithographs by Jean Miro, Alexander Calder, Henri Michaux, and Alberto Giacometti. The contents include contributions on or by Herbert Read, Guillaume Apollinaire, Futurism, Gino Severini, Poetry and Text in Art, Jean Arp, Jean Cassou, Jean Miro, Alexander Calder, Pierre Courthion, Henri Michaux, Michel Tapie, Blaise Cendrars, Max Jacob, Salvador Dali, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Eluard, Milena Milani, Wassily Kandinsky, Robert Motherwell, American Abstract Art, Michel Seuphor, Antonio Corpora, Gustave Singier, Julio Gonzalez, Amodeo Modigliani, Henri Laurens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Igor Stravinsky, Vittorio De Sica, and more. A handsome copy showing a slight soft-crease through the textblock at the lower foredge corner. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 016582&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Images a la Sauvette. Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      Editions Verve., Paris. 1952 - Erste Ausgabe / First Printing. Paris. Editions Verve. 1952. Folio. 154 unpaginierte S. OPappband mit einer Einbandzeichnung von Henri Matisse in handgefertigter Leinenkassette / Illustrated paper over boards by Matisse in a perfect made private blue cloth slip-case. Unter Verwendung des Original-Buchrückens perfekt und kaum sichtbar restauriert, ohne jeden Papierverlust. Der Einband etwas angestaubt mit wenigen kleinen Fleckchen, teils marginal gebräunt. Insgesamt dennoch sehr gutes Exemplar des meist stark beschädigten Bandes / Spine expertly repaired with no loss, cover slightly dusty with some small stains, else very good. Erste Ausgabe. Auf dem Vortitel eine dreizeilige handschriftliche Widmung Cartier-Bressons an einen Düsseldorfer Künstler, handschriftlich signiert. Cartier-Bressons wohl bedeutendste Publikation spiegelt, keineswegs "auf die Schnelle" sondern eindrucksvoll und besonnen, in 126 Fotowiedergaben in Duoton Menschen in vielen Teilen der Welt vor und in der unmittelbaren Zeit nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Das fachkundig und perfekt restaurierte Buch in einer aufwändigen, handgefertigten, mit dunkelblauem Leinen bezogenen Kassette. Frühe Widmungsexemplare des französischen Fotografen sind ausgeprochen selten. Unter Verwendung des Original-Buchrückens perfekt und kaum sichtbar restauriert, ohne jeden Papierverlust. Der Einband etwas angestaubt mit wenigen kleinen Fleckchen, teils marginal gebräunt. Insgesamt dennoch sehr gutes Exemplar des meist stark beschädigten Bandes / Spine expertly repaired with no loss, cover slightly dusty with some small stains, else very good. OPappband mit einer Einbandzeichnung von Henri Matisse in handgefertigter Leinenkassette / Illustrated paper over boards by Matisse in a perfect made private blue cloth slip-case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Frank Hermann]
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        [Lobby Cards]: A Collection of Motion Picture Title Cards from the 1950s

      [No place: no publisher]. 1952-1960. A collection of 25 decorative title cards for a range of motion pictures released between 1952 -1960. Each measures approximately 14" x 11". There is some wear to the extremities, a few scattered creases, and a bit of rubbing, but overall near fine with surprisingly bright colors. Each card has been screenprinted on the verso of a movie poster that was trimmed to match the dimensions of a typical lobby card. Movie theaters would occasionally commission local sign makers to produce lobby cards for display. The production symbols on many of the cards indicate they were created in the same years as the films they represent. Among the most notable titles in the collection are: From Here to Eternity, Shane, Duel in the Sun, Stalag 17, and Gidget. An attractive set of mid-century film memorabiliaA complete list is available upon request. .

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        Coins In The Fountain

      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, New York 1952 - Signed and Inscribed by the author on the front end page (in Italian, though the book is in English - the author lived in the U.S. from the age of 4 until his career took him abroad again as an adult). Stated First Edition and it is the First Printing. The book is in Near Fine condition - straight, clean, tight with no writing in it other than the author's inscription. It is bound in green cloth with silver gilt printing on the spine and the front panel. It has only a small amount of shelf and handling wear to the cloth at spine ends and 1 lower corner tip to keep it from being Fine. The dustjacket is price intact, bright, clean and unfaded with just a touch of shelfwear to spine and flap fold ends, a very short, completely closed tear (no material loss) to upper back edge, and a small amount of rubbing along the spine folds. The dustjacket was printed just a tad shorter, about 1/32", than the book - not noticeable unless you're looking for it. Great condition, and a very scarce book - particularly signed. Made into a 1954 U.S. romantic movie set in Italy called 'Three Coins In The Fountain' - that reputedly vastly increased U.S. tourism in Italy as nominated for an Oscar. As was the song from the movie (same title as the movie). That song was an enduring romantic favorite for a couple of generations and won the 1954 Oscar for best original song. The story was remade as a musical in 1964 called 'The Pleasure Seekers' and then in 1990 was made into a TV film. The song from the original movie was a #1 single in the U.K. as recorded by Frank Sinatra, and was also recorded both by The Four Aces (another #1 single, in the U.S.) and it was yet again recorded by Dinah Shore (take your pick; they were all done extremely well). ; 8.25" x 5.75" x 1.25".; 320 pages; Signed by Author LOC 52-8785 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Places

      U.K. Queen Anne Press and The British Book Centre New York 1952 - Limited Signed Edition.No.24 of 50 Bound in Red Morocco and Signed by Evelyn Waugh and Reynolds Stone.FINE FINE [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Red Pony

      Viking 1952 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the true first edition with all the first issue points re-bound in fine leather with gold trim. An attractive copy of this exquisitely hand crafted book. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the panels. The pages are clean with new decorative endpapers. There is no writing, or bookplates in the book. Overall, a unique and spectacular copy of this true first edition re-bound in fine material. Trades and offers welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Holy Places

      U.K. Queen Anne Press and The British Book Centre New York 1952 - Limited Edition No 97 of 1000 Bound in Red Buckram. FINE in FINE p/c DW [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Ballade de la geôle de reading [The Ballad of Reading Gaol] [Inscribed by Camus]

      (Paris): Falaize. (1952). An out-of-series copy of this bilingual edition of 3000 numbered copies of Wilde's poem, printed here with Camus' "L'Artiste en Prison," which delineates Wilde's journey from themes of ideal beauty to existential suffering. Inscribed by Camus (in French): "to Sylvestre,/ a remembrance of Iguape/ and with the friendly thoughts/ of Albert Camus." While context does not give explanation to the reference to Iguape, one of Camus' last stories, "The Growing Stone" -- the final story in Camus' last collection, Exile and the Kingdom -- is set in Iguape, Brazil. It has been said that this story is the clearest manifestation of Camus' ideals: in it, the protagonist sacrifices himself to help a friend, and behaves morally despite his own understanding of the absurdity of the world. Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, the year Exile and the Kingdom was published, and the Prize committee cited his "clear-sighted earnestness [which] illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times." As best we can tell, this is the first appearance in print of "L'Artiste en Prison," which was translated into English and published in Encounter magazine two years later. A very near fine copy in French wraps. Books inscribed by Camus are uncommon; the author died in 1960 in a car accident, at the age of 46. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribner, Scribner(s) 1952 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Hemingway on a laid in postcard that includes a letter of authenticity that the SIGNATURE is genuine. A stunning ORIGINAL dustjacket that is vibrant in color with no chips and only slight wear to the dustjacket. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING SIGNED by Ernest Hemingway housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy SIGNED Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard. First Edition, Second Printing

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1952 - Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly worn dustjacket; with Isabel Roberts' ownership signature, dated July, 1952 at Rome on the first blank Presentation copy--"To Isabel Roberts [co-Director of the American Academy in Rome] / To whom I owe more / than she will ever guess / Learned Hand / May 22, 1954", reflecting Judge Hand's special affection for Italy, "the love of my mature years" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        ARTE DE BARBERO-PELUQUERO-BAÑERO. Que contiene el modo de hacer la Barba, y de cortar los cabello, la construcción de toda clase de Pelucas y partes de peluca para hombres y mujeres, modas de Peinados, composición de las Pelucas viejas, de suerte que queden como nuevas: preparación de los Baños de Limpieza, y de Salud: la de las pastas depilatorias para dejar el cutis suave: la de las Pomadas para el pelo, Opiatas para los dientes, &, etc.

      - 21 hh.+234 pp.+5 láminas plegadas. Magnífico ejemplar impecable y con encuadernación en pergamino a la romana con título rotulado en lomera. La encuadernación está firmada por el maestro BRUGALLA (1952). 15x10,5. Imp. de Andres Ramírez. Madrid, 1771. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo 83 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard. First Edition, Third Printing [and] The Spirit of Liberty [one of 375 copies, privately printed by Leonard F. Bahr]

      Alfred A. Knopf [and] Adagio Press 1952 & 1964, New York [and] Harper Woods - Original cloth, gilt [and] printed stapled wraps, both works now housed in a specially designed folding case and cloth box; quite attractive Presentation copy of the only collection of Hand's essays and addresses, "To George F. Goodyear [fellow Harvard Law graduate and upstate New Yorker] / in the belief that the / performance will realize / the promise / Learned Hand / Sep 29, 1952" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        XXe SIECLE (VINGTIEME SIECLE): NOUVELLE SERIE NO. 3 (DOUBLE) - JUIN 1952: ART ET POESIE DEPUIS APOLLINAIRE - WITH ORIGINAL GRAPHICS BY JEAN MIRO, ALEXANDER CALDER, HENRI MICHAUX, AND ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

      XXe Siecle (Vingtieme Siecle), Paris 1952 - 88pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in French. Cover design after Guillaume Apollinaire. This third installment of San Lazzaro's deluxe, semi-annual art periodical features original lithographs by Jean Miro, Alexander Calder, Henri Michaux, and Alberto Giacometti. The contents include contributions on or by Herbert Read, Guillaume Apollinaire, Futurism, Gino Severini, Poetry and Text in Art, Jean Arp, Jean Cassou, Jean Miro, Alexander Calder, Pierre Courthion, Henri Michaux, Michel Tapie, Blaise Cendrars, Max Jacob, Salvador Dali, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Eluard, Milena Milani, Wassily Kandinsky, Robert Motherwell, American Abstract Art, Michel Seuphor, Antonio Corpora, Gustave Singier, Julio Gonzalez, Amodeo Modigliani, Henri Laurens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Igor Stravinsky, Vittorio De Sica, and more. A handsome copy showing a slight soft-crease through the textblock at the lower foredge corner. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        Cerámica del Levante Español. Siglos medievales. T. II: Alicatados y azulejos. T. III: Azulejos, "Socarrats" y Retablos.

      Barcelona, Edit. Labor, 1952 - Ofrecemos los tomos II y III, de -19 x 27,5-. T. II: XV + 738 págs. + XXVI láminas en color, algunas desplegables, y 975 figuras en color y en varias tintas. T. III: XV + 698 págs. + XXIV láminas en color y 862 figuras en color y en varias tintas. Enc. edit. en tapa dura. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berceo (Libros Antiguos)]
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        La Ballade de la geôle de reading [The Ballad of Reading Gaol] [Inscribed by Camus]

      Falaize, (Paris) 1952 - An out-of-series copy of this bilingual edition of 3000 numbered copies of Wilde's poem, printed here with Camus' "L'Artiste en Prison," which delineates Wilde's journey from themes of ideal beauty to existential suffering. Inscribed by Camus (in French): "to Sylvestre,/ a remembrance of Iguape/ and with the friendly thoughts/ of Albert Camus." While context does not give explanation to the reference to Iguape, one of Camus' last stories, "The Growing Stone" -- the final story in Camus' last collection, Exile and the Kingdom -- is set in Iguape, Brazil. It has been said that this story is the clearest manifestation of Camus' ideals: in it, the protagonist sacrifices himself to help a friend, and behaves morally despite his own understanding of the absurdity of the world. Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, the year Exile and the Kingdom was published, and the Prize committee cited his "clear-sighted earnestness [which] illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times." As best we can tell, this is the first appearance in print of "L'Artiste en Prison," which was translated into English and published in Encounter magazine two years later. A very near fine copy in French wraps. Books inscribed by Camus are uncommon; the author died in 1960 in a car accident, at the age of 46. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Wise Blood

      Harcourt, Brace and Company 1952 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket with minor wear to the edges and a small chip to the front panel. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light rubbing to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of the author's rare first book; cheaply constructed and not often seen in such nice condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase to protect this true first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Martha Quest.

      Michael Joseph, London 1952 - First edition of the author's first book in the Children of Violence series. Octavo. Signed by the author. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Martha Quest, the first book in the "Children of Violence" series, follows a young girl coming of age in British colonial South Africa just before World War II. The following books chronicle her experience as she grows through marriage and then motherhood. In 2007 Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize in Literature. At 87, she was the oldest winner of the prize at the time. "Oh Christ!" She told reporters outside her home, as she was returning from the grocery store, "I've won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one, so I'm delighted to win them all. It's a royal flush." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Islands in the Sky

      John C. Winston, Philadelphia 1952 - First edition. Small ownership label of Ian Macauley, some wear to the crown, very good in supplied dustwrapper with a small chip on the front board, a couple of tiny tears and some general wear at the extremities, along with the original tattered, poor dustwrapper. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley on the dedication page, underneath the printed dedication which reads: "For Ian From an Elizabethan to a Georgian," the written inscription follows: " --- this token of our friendship, until we meet again. Arthur. 19 Sept 1952." Clarke's first published hardcover novel, a story for adolescents. Macauley was an award-winning *New York Times* journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, *Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!* (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of *Childhood's End* while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. Clarke's first hardcover novel, preceded only by *Prelude to Space* (1951), issued in paperback as *Galaxy Science Fiction Novel #3*. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Counter-Revolution of Science

      Glencoe, IL: The Free Press,, 1952. Studies on the Abuse of Reason. Octavo. Original yellow-brown cloth, titles to spine and front board in red, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Spine ends and bottom corners slightly rubbed and bumped. Otherwise a fine copy in a lightly rubbed jacket with lightly nicked and creased extremities, several tape repairs to verso, chipping to spine ends and corners, with the chip to head of spine affecting the first letter of 'Hayek', and a small dampstain to bottom of rear panel. First US edition of Hayek's criticism of scientism. "Hayek used the term scientism to refer to the slavish imitation of the methods of the physical sciences without regard for the innate differences between physical and non-physical reality" (The New Palgrave). This volume collects 17 papers, most of which first appeared in Economica between 1941 and 1944, in which Hayek spells out the case for subjectivism and methodological individualism in the social sciences. The UK edition was published the same year by George Allen & Unwin.

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        The Counter-Revolution of Science: Studies on the Abuse of Reason

      Glencoe, IL: The Free Press 1952 - 1st printing. Very Good HC in Good DJ. Tan cloth over boards, dark red letters. Bright, clean covers and spine; very slightly bumped at front top fore corner and very slightly rubbed at spine end corners, otherwise Fine exterior; tightly bound; owner signed name 'Charles H. Page' (UMass Soc prof & author) on front paste down; interior clean; leaves supple but slight age darkening generally. DJ is lightly scuffed; three 3/4 inch closed tears on front cover; 1/4 inch chip at front top fore corner; few small chips at spine ends; now in protective mylar. Small 8vo, 255 pp; index. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lee Madden, Book Dealer]
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        Cast the First Stone

      Coward McCann, New York 1952 - The first edition, published by Coward McCann in 1952. An exceptionally bright and attractive copy. The book is fine, the dust jacket flawed only by a nailhead sized chip to the corner of the upper spine where it abuts the rear panel and a faint stain in the uppercorner of the rear panel. This copy has been inscribed by Himes and is exceptionally uncommon thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Approach to Infinity

      [Roy Squires], [Glendale, CA] 1952 - [Glendale, CA]: [Roy Squires], [1952]. First and only edition. Signed by Dollens and inscribed to Barbara Champlin on the "About the Artist" page. Illustrated throughout by Dollens. Unpaginated, but 14 pp, including wraps. A little age toning of the paper, else fine. Extraordinarily rare and visionary little black-and-white paper opus published by Roy Squires in Glendale in 1952 (though nowhere so credited within), with front and rear wrapper illustrations based on photographic miniatures with projected backgrounds, the illustrations within reproduced from water-color and tempera paintings, partly sprayed through stencils, all by Dollens. The theme herein, for the images and the text (also by Dollens), is a mystical one of man's approaching destiny out there somewhere in the endless stars, with a sense that this is so very natural, a step in our spiritual evolution. Somewhere in the web between the text and illustrations lies an oddly almost religious mood. Looking at it, reading it, this unpretentious little book really does seem to crystalize what science fiction is all about for many of us - as does the title itself. Subsequent readings then almost feel like a benediction. Sounds like a very lot from a very little, but that's what Dollens achieved here. The multi-talented Dollens was a long-time science-fiction illustrator and photographer, with numerous cover and internal illustration credits in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Aboriginal Science Fiction, Science Fiction Advertiser, Fantasy Advertiser, Räuber auf Selena, The Future Is Now, Gamma: New Frontiers in Fiction, and others, and was the dustjacket portrait photographer for such authors as Ray Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes) and Chad Oliver (The Winds of Time), not to mention non-sci-fi works such as the photography for Karen Kuykendall's Every Cats. Inscription to Barbara Champlin is in blue-green ink, next to his professional address at the time (presumably circa 1952, though the inscription is undated) at 3771 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles 34 California. A very early creation for both Dollens and publisher Roy Squires. Try finding another one of these. L-100 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Nymphs of Fiesole.

      Verona. Editiones Officinae Bodoni. 1952. - This Edition, has been pinted in Griffo type on the hand-press in 225 numbered copies on hand-made Fabrino paper, of which this is number 93. Illustrated with Woodcuts by Bartolommeo Di Giovanni for a lost Quattrocentro Edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and now been reesembled and recut by Fritz Kredel. 4to. 7.5" x 11.5" Bound in half gilt ruled Vellum and paper covered boards. Gilt titles to spine. t.e.g. Very mild usual foxing to fore-edge. Very slight foxing to front and rear pastedowns. A Very Fine crisp copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Soft Voice of the Serpent

      Simon & Schuster, NY 1952 - The first American edition of the South African Nobel Prize winner's first book to be published outside of her native country, a collection of stories. Inscribed by the author. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a bit of rubbing to the spine, a tear to the front flap fold, and a tiny chip to the rear flap fold. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Discurso Sobre a Reabilitação do Real Quotidiano.

      Contraponto, Lisboa : s.d. 1952 - In-8vo. (23 cm) de 25, [3] pp. Br. Exemplar em razoável estado de conservação, com alguma acidez. Edição original do segundo livro de M. Cesariny, impresso a tinta verde sobre papel muito encorpado. Raro. Valorizado com uma dedicatória autógrafa. LG, 309. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        To Catch a Thief

      Random House, New York 1952 - First edition but a little puzzling because it is copyright 1951 and 1952. The book is in very good condition. The rarely-seen dust wrapper has been put around the book incorrectly so that the spine title on the jacket is not central on the spine of the book. The jacket is a little grubby and slightly chipped with a couple of closed tears but otherwise not too bad at all. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martin Breese Books]
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        The Palette Archive

      - A collection of 60 letters and notes sent between 1952 and 1984 by famous names of the day to G. Scott Wright, Jr., the editor of *The Palette*, a small newsletter published by the Connecticut Arts Association in the 1960s. The letters, most of which are Signed, are in response to requests from Wright, a teacher at Weston High School in Weston, Connecticut, for voluntary contributions to his modest and perpetually underfunded periodical. The responses he received are interesting and illuminating, and cover a wide swathe of celebrity from political leaders to authors and artist to scientists and doctors. Included are 69 carbon copies of the typed letters sent by Wright. Recipients include: Dr. Stringfellow Barr, Thomas Hart Benton, Dr. Ralph Bunche, Bruce Catton, Sir Winston Churchill, Arthur Compton, Dr. James B. Conant, Alistair Cooke, Norman Cousins, Peter DeVries, R. Buckminster Fuller, Dr. A. Whitney Griswold, John Hersey, Sidney Hertzberg, Robert M. Hutchins, John F. Kennedy, Gyorgy Kepes, Charles Laughton, Max Lerner, Henry Luce, Russell Lynes, Dr. Jacques Maritain, Edward R. Murrow, Richard Neutra, Richard Nixon, Eliot Noyes, Dr. Brian O'Doherty, Frank O'Rourke, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, Lord Bertrand Russell, Eero Saarinen, Ben Shahn, Dr. Barlow Shapley, Sir Osbert Sitwell, William Steig, Adlai Stevenson, Arthur H. Sulzberger, and Henry Wallace. A detailed list of the archive is available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Natural

      Harcourt, Brace and Company 1952 - First Edition, First Printing. A spectacular copy of this original dustjacket that has benefitted from some professional restoration. The end result is a beautiful dustjacket that is rich in colors with no chips, or tears. The book is excellent condition. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The binding is tight and the pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with a custom acedate cover to protect the dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE NATURAL.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1952] - Octavo, original gray boards, spine panel lettered in gold. First edition. First printing with "first edition" on copyright page; jacket priced $3.00. The author's first book. Like Isaac Bashevis Singer, he is "fascinated by the intersection of the commonplace and the grotesque ." - Harte and Riley (eds), 200 Contemporary Authors, p. 174. Kosofsky A1. Upper corner tips lightly bruised, touch of sunning to spine ends, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing at spine ends and front corner tips and 35 mm closed tear at top edge of rear panel with small internal tape mend. The jacket is clean, bright, and attractive. (#95148) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        LE CON D'IRÈNE.

      1952 - Sans lieu [Paris], Chez l'Auteur [Jean-Jacques Pauvert], 1952. In-8 (142 X 227) broché, couverture rempliée imprimée en rouge et noir, dos muet ; 107 pages. Le cinquième feuillet (pages 9-10) est manquant, découpé par l?éditeur, comme pour tous les exemplaires. Il contenait l'achevé d'imprimer avec la mention "Éditions J.-J. Pauvert", et a été supprimé par crainte des foudres de la censure et d'une éventuelle condamnation. Infimes rousseurs dans les barbes. ÉDITION CLANDESTINE ornée en frontispice d'une gravure à l'eau-forte d'Hans BELLMER. Il s'agit de la deuxième édition du texte, et du PREMIER TIRAGE du frontispice. TIRAGE UNIQUE sur beau papier limité à 100 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur vergé d'ARCHES (n°6). Le titre et la pagination sont imprimés en rouge. C'est Hans BELLMER qui a conçu la maquette de l'ouvrage : dessin du titre, choix de la typographie et mise en page. Publiée sans nom d'auteur ni d'éditeur, cette oeuvre n'était pas destinée à être mise dans le commerce. L'édition courante paraitra l'année suivante, cette fois avec le nom de l'éditeur "Pauvert". L'édition originale, illustrée de cinq eaux-fortes libres d'André Masson avait été éditée par René Bonnel en 1928. "Le Con d'Irène" n'est pas qu'une oeuvre alimentaire. Son écriture seule suffirait à lui dénier cette qualification. On sait maintenant qu'elle se rattache à "La Défense de l'infini", le grand roman qu'Aragon détruisit un jour d'automne 1927 dans un hôtel de Madrid. Cette édition n'est citée ni dans la bibliographie d'Aragon de Crispin Geoghegan ni dans celle des livres érotiques de Pascal Pia. SPLENDIDE RÉALISATION de l'éditeur Jean-Jacques Pauvert. (Dutel, 1764. ? Denoël, 26. ? Coron, "Des Livres rares", 161). NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        The Natural

      Harcourt Brace & Co., New York 1952 - First printing of first edition. Blue cloth. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Light nudge to head of spine, corners sharp. Jacket has a few small chips, some rubbing to spine ends, and two short tears at bottom of front panel (each about three-eighths inch in length). Small hole at bottom of rear flap fold measuring about one-sixteenth inch in diameter. Original $3.00 price intact on front flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brazos Bend Books]
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        THE DECISIVE MOMENT

      Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve 1952 - THE DECISIVE MOMENT, Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve, 1952, first edition, bottom 1/2 inch of spine chipped, 1/4 inch closed tear to the bottom of the front board, light wear and tear to the head of the spine, text block a bit loose, 2 small faint tape stains to each of the paste-downs, else a bright vg copy with the original caption booklet laid in as issued in a good to very good Matisse dust-wrapper repeating the design of the covers with some chipping to the base of the spine and other light wear and tear and soiling. Somewhat uncommon in dust-wrapper nowadays. Most certainly a cornerstone book in the building of a 20th century photography library. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        Papiers Découpés

      Galerie Kleber, Mourlot - Paris 1952 - Lithographic poster - Affiche lithographique exécutée à l'occasion du centenaire de la maison "Mourlot Frères" à la Galerie Kleber. Formats: papier 65 X 50 cm - Illustration 58 X 44 cm. Mourlot " Les affiches des maitres de l' Ecole de Paris" N° 45, Cowart N°193. Tirage limité à 800 exemplaires sur Arches filigrané Mourlot.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        THE DECISIVE MOMENT

      New York: Simon and Schuster / Editions Verve of Paris. 1952 - Size: 10 ¾ in. x 14 ½ in. Laid-in is a booklet listing the captions of the photos. Design printed paper over boards. The colophon: "This book, with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson The French edition by Verve .and the American edition by Simon Schuster (The Decisive Moment) were conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang. The engraving and printing is the work of the Master printers Draeger Freres of Paris." Gift inscription in ink on front free end-paper: "Margaret H. Sherwin, Willoughby Ohio. From Peter and Brian, December 25th, 1952." Some of the paper surface of this sheet shows abrasion from the removal of cellophane tape. The upper and lower ends of the spine show chipping away of the paper and cardboard, ¼ inch to the top, ½ inch to the bottom. A damp-stain shows on the upper edge, and this has affected some pages at the front and at the back of the book. There is some spotting to the fore-edge. Spots on the rear panel. Weight is 4 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. The scan shows the back cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Decisive Moment

      Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, NY 1952 - Unpaginated. Folio, 37 x 27.5. 126 full-page photographs with cover designed and executed by Henri Matisse. This the American edition from the French edition by Verve, "Images a La Sauvette." Engraving and printing by Draeger Freres, Paris. " The Decisive Moment" Captions laid-in. Considered the father of modern photojournalism, he used a 35 mm Leica camera, composing in the view finder, and what he saw you got -- no cropping or dark room manipulation. Clean, fresh copy, some cellotape repairs to spine. Orig. pictorial boards. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1952. First edition, first printing. In Very Good condition. Bumping to page corners. Front paste down and front and rear end papers have labels and markings. Exterior shows sunning to spine, edge wear, and uneven discoloration. In a facsimile dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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