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        Air Mexicain by Benjamin Peret.

      Librairie Arcanes, Paris 1952 - One of 24+ copies with an extra suite from a total issue of 274: l on Van Gelder; 24 on Renage with an extra suite numbered; 229 on B.F.K. de Rives; 20 H.C., this copy is on B.F.K. Rives but contains the extra suite of lithographs on Renage. Together with: autograph letter signed by the author, Benjamin Peret, concerning the physical makeup of this book and another single sheet that is the copy for the colophon, with holograph envelope, fine.Page size: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.Bound: loose in original wrappers printed in red and black, housed in publisher's pink slipcase, fine. Peret's hommage to Mexico (his adopted country after the fall of France in 1941) is beautifully presented with four splendid color lithographs by the great Mexican artist, Rufino Tamayo. The text is printed over outline lithographs of pre-Columbian forms in pink by the artist. The text was handset and printed by M. Arrault et Cie; the lithographs were editioned at the studios of M. Desjobert. This is a fine copy of one of Tamayo's most "Mexican" and beautiful books. See an Image. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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      New York:: Harcourt Brace and Co.,, 1952. First Edition. Near Fine. A Near fine hardback Stated First Edition First Printing in the original red cloth binding (three variant bindings without priority--red, blue and grey, though red or blue preferred). Near Fine unclipped (flap price $3.00) Dust Jacket mild edge wear. 8vo. 237 pp. Author's first book. The nicest copy we have seen in years. In a modern cloth covered slipcase.

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        The Natural

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1952 - (1952). 8vo. 1st edition. Red cloth, with gilt-stamped spine title. Gorgeous copy. Contents clean. Faint yellowing to leaves. D.j. bright, with just a touch of wear to corners and spine ends. Clipped flaps. VG/VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        East of Eden

      Viking 1952 - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 COPIES. This copy is SIGNED by John Steinbeck on the limitation page. A magnificent copy with slight wear to the original publisher's slipcase. The pages are exceptionally clean and the book appears unread. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's 1952. Hardcover Book Condition: Near Fine Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Charles Scribner's, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's "A" with the Seal, no additional printings. Blue cloth boards with silver lettering. Jacket priced at $3.00. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards & pages, tight spine. Light spots on the boards, soft shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, soft shelf wear. Minor biopredation on the panels. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        Morphogenesis in plants. Inscribed to Alan Turing

      London & New York: Methuen & Co.; John Wiley, 1952. <p>Inscribed to Alan Turing </p><p>[Turing, Alan Mathison (1912-54).] Wardlaw, Claude Wilson (1901-85). Morphogenesis in plants. xi, 176pp. 2 leaves of plates. London: Methuen & Co.; New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1952. 168 x 112 mm. Original cloth, printed dust-jacket (spine sunned, minor chips and marginal tears). Very good. Presentation Copy, Inscribed to Alan Turing (1912-54) by the author on the front free endpaper: &#147;A. M. Turing with the Author&#146;s compliments C. W. Wardlaw 14.10.52.&#148; </p><p>First Edition. In the early 1950s Turing, who was then Deputy Director of Manchester University&#146;s Computing Machine Laboratory, became interested in the question of morphogenesis, the biological process that causes an organism to develop its particular shape. At a time when biomathematics and theoretical biology hardly existed, Turing embarked on the project of creating a mathematical model for form and pattern generation in organisms based solely on the laws of physics and chemistry. Some of the initial mathematical analysis for this project was done on Manchester University&#146;s prototype computer (the Manchester &#147;Baby&#148;), which Turing had helped to program, but this machine was shut down at the end of 1950 and Turing had to use a desk calculator for his numerical work while awaiting the February 1951 delivery of the University&#39;s Ferranti Mark I. </p><p>In 1952 Turing completed his paper on &#147;The chemical basis of morphogenesis,&#148; his only work on the subject to be published prior to his death in 1954; it appeared in the Philosophical Transactions on August 14, 1952. It is one of the most successful of Turing&#146;s papers, being cited widely in the scientific literature. The reaction-diffusion model of pattern formation that Turing presented in it is now one of the standard mechanisms of theoretical biology. </p><p>After this paper&#146;s publication Turing continued with his mathematical investigation of the physico-chemical basis of morphogenesis. He began collaborating with botanist C. W. Wardlaw, a specialist on plant morphogenesis, on a paper titled &#147;A diffusion reaction theory of morphogenesis in plants,&#148; addressing some of the subject&#146;s deeper theoretical issues (a scan of the typescript of the Turing-Wardlaw paper is included in the Turing Digital Archive). This joint paper remained unpublished until its inclusion in Turing&#146;s collected works (1992), but Wardlaw, who was greatly influenced by Turing&#146;s ideas, published his own paper on the subject in 1953 titled &#147;A commentary on Turing&#146;s diffusion-reaction theory of morphogenesis&#148; (New Phytology 52: 40-47). It was during their period of collaboration that Wardlaw presented this copy of his Morphogenesis in Plants (1952) to Turing, inscribing it to him on October 14, 1952. Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma, pp. 429-437; 477. Saunders, P.T., &#147;Alan Turing and biology,&#148; IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 15 (1993): 33-36. Turing, Alan M., &#147;AMT/C/7.&#148; The Turing Digital Archive. King&#146;s College, Cambridge, n.d. Web. Accessed 03 Mar. 2014. </p>

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        En attendant Godot. Piece en deux actes. Paris, Editions de Minuit (1952). 8to. 163 S. Schwarzer Halbmaroquinbd. mit Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt. Orig.-Broschur eingebunden. (Signiert Alix, Paris).

      . . Erstausgabe von "En attendant Godot". Diese Veröffentlichung ist sein bekanntestes Werk und hat ihn berühmt gemacht. Samuel Beckett gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts. Sehr schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        Full of Life.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952 - Octavo. Original light green cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Top corner of front board faintly bumped, very light fading to edges of boards, contents very faintly toned. An excellent copy in the scarce jacket which is lightly chipped and tanned at the spine panel. First edition, first printing, of the author's novel which he adapted as a screenplay for the 1957 eponymous comedy starring Judy Holliday. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Shomei Tomatsu. Japan 1952-1981: Publikation zur Ausstellung : Fotogalerie im Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Salzburger Landessammlungen Rupertinum, Salzburg, Österreichisches Photoarchiv = exhibition catalogue

      Edition Camera Austria,. 94 Seiten Broschiert. Sehr gutes Exemplar 146

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1659-1669

      London: G. Bell & Sons Ltd, 1952. 8 volumes bound in 3, 7-1/4" x 5-1/8", engraved frontis in volume 1. Bound in full blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, spine panels tooled with navel devices, covers ruled in gilt, each front cover gilt with a sailing ship beneath a moon, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, blue silk page markers. A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        De l'amour, édition enrichie de trente-deux eaux-fortes originales en couleurs par GRAU-SALA (Tirage de tête).

      - André Vial, 1952. 2 volumes grand in-8, reliure pleine peau chagrin vert, plats ornés d'arabesques fleuries en large dentelle dorée, roulette fleur-de-lysée intérieure, dos à nerfs ornés de larges filets mêlant petits coeurs et fleurettes, toutes tranches dorées, illustré de 32 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs par GRAU-SALA. Le tirage de cette édition a été limité à 1500 exemplaires, le nôtre est un des 50 exemplaires de tête numéroté sur papier Vélin (n° 99), auquels il a été ajouté UNE SUITE en noir des 32 illustrations. Très bel exemplaire, les deux volumes formant un bel ensemble superbement relié.

      [Bookseller: Déjà Jadis]
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        The Old Man and The Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952. Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, New York, 1952. 1st edition. Hardcover. Light blue boards with slight extremity wear, silver spine lettering, author&#39;s signature in facsimile blindstamped on the front, extremely clean pages and endpapers with no foxing at all, Scribner&#39;s &#39;A&#39; on copyright page. The dustjacket shows the $3.00 price at the top of the front flap, Lee Samuels&#39;s photo of the author on the back is in a blue-ish tint, the text on the flaps is brown, a few small pieces of professional conservation include a small nick on one corner, and the spine folds and spine centre are minutely creased. In sum, a very nice copy of the author&#39;s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, his last major achievement, which directly led to the award of the Nobel Prize in 1954 (of which there is no mention on this copy).

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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      Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Co, 1952. Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Co, 1952. four booklets bound in the Japanese fashion with hand-stencilled wrappers and enclosed in a protective box. Paper Specimens. large 4to. four booklets bound in the Japanese fashion with hand-stencilled wrappers and enclosed in a protective box. Limited to 150 copies. (Morris no.1 "unquestionably one of the finest studies yet done on the subject..."). Printed by hand on Japanese handmade paper. With an introduction by Dard Hunter. A history of Japanese papermaking illustrated by 32 photographs followed by 187 actual examples of handmade paper ranging in date from the Nara Period (710 - 793) to 1951 taken from the Seki Collection. Volume I has a facsimile hand-colored reproduction, with translation of the oldest Japanese illustrated work on papermaking, the Kamisuki Taigai, first published in 1784. This is followed by a collection of 139 contemporary specimens taken from hand papermakers throughout Japan and is accompanied by five samples of the actual fibers used enclosed in a printed envelope. The fourth volume contains 20 watermarks made in the mills of the Government Printing Agency and are exquisite examples of this form of Japanese art. This copy comes from the library of Henry Morris, proprietor of the Bird & Bull Press, who produced his own version of this book. With a handwritten sheet by Morris telling the story of the acquisition of this copy and his need to replace the one sold earlier so that he could do his own version. Includes other related material. Some rubbing of case along edges.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Original large portrait of the composer in oil ("Hindemith with Viola") on board executed by Rudolf W. Heinisch in Expressionistic style and signed by the artist with his initials, "WHR."

      Undated, but 1952. Approximately 810 x 990 mm. + frame. The painting depicts Hindemith in half-length in concert dress performing on a viola. The subject is portrayed with a forceful intensity, with the suggestion of the beginning of a musical stave to the forehead continuing beyond the portrait and with musical notation on multiple staves swirling in the background with diagonal lines crossing the painting parallel to the subject&#39;s bow mirroring the dynamics of bow movement. . Rudolf W. Heinisch (1896-1956) was a painter, graphic artist and stage designer whose style has been variously described as belonging to Expressionism, Expressive Realism and the "New Objectivity" school. He and Hindemith were life-long friends; Heinisch was a witness at Hindemith&#39;s marriage, and both moved from Frankfurt to Berlin in the early 1930s. Heinisch executed another portrait of Hindemith in 1931 which was exhibited at the Staedelsche Museum in Frankfurt/Main; this portrait was subsequently declared "degenerate" and destroyed by the Nazis. Some of Heinisch&#39;s oil paintings and watercolours were also included in the infamous exhibition of "Entartete Kunst" mounted by the Nazis in Munich in 1937 along with works by many important artists. Heinisch also illustrated the first edition of Hindemith&#39;s children&#39;s opera, Wir bauen eine Stadt, published in 1930. Other portraits of Hindemith by Heinisch are held at the Senatsabteilung für Kunst und Wissenschaft in Berlin, the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, the offices of Schott Verlag in Mainz, and in the Hindemith House Museum in Blonay, Switzerland. "When my father made the present viola painting I was seven years old, but I remember this very well because it was a great event when Hindemith came to Berlin. I went with my father to the orchestra rehearsal, where he made a lot of preparatory sketches for the oil painting." Correspondence to us from the artist&#39;s son, Mr. Philipp Heinisch. The creative output of both Hindemith and Heinisch were ultimately banned by the Nazis and, while Hindemith emigrated from Berlin in 1938, Heinisch remained there. After the war, Heinisch became one of the "Lost Generation" of artists and failed to gain any degree of recognition during his lifetime. There has, however, been renewed interest in Heinisch in more recent times. A major exhibition of his works took place at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in 1977. His work is also included in the well-known collection of Dr. Gerhard Schneider of "degenerate" art dating from the period of German National Socialism; an exhibition of art works from this collection entitled "Kunst und Künstler im Nationalsozialismus Werke aus der Sammlung Gerhard Schneider" was also held at the Stadtmuseum in Berlin in early 2013.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Macmillan, UK 1952 - New Edition 1952. Bound by Hatchards of London. Illustrated throughout by John Tenniel. Bound in three quarter leather wth gilt detailing. Book is very good++ with bright boards. Boards very lightly marked on rear. Contents very good. A lovely example. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Proud Heritage the story of the Highland Light Infantry. 4 vols.

      Thomas Nelson/ House of Grant, London and Glasgow 1952 - 4 vols. 8vo. Original cloth. Unclipped d/w's. A fresh set, virtually as new condition. Exceptional. Postage will be at cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Shasta Publishers 1952 - "First Edition" stated; Hardcover book in dust jacket, condition FINE / FINE, jacket is protected in plastic cover, shows faintest of rubbing at corners; inscribed and SIGNED on front free endpaper: "To August Derleth with best wishes, Raymond F. Jones", from Derleth's personal library [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spanish Paintings

      Geneva - Albert Skira, 1952. Geneva - Albert Skira, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Spanish Paintings From the Catalan Frescos to El Greco with text by Jacques Lassignetranslatedinto English by Stuart Gilbert in original dustwrapper beautifully illustrated with seventyreproductions infull colour, some of which are tipped-in. First English edition. &#39;Here for the first time the masterpieces of Spanish art are reproduced in full colour: not only those in the great art museums in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, but also those housed in provincial or diocesan institutions, in cathedrals and monasteries cut off from the world and in private collections to which the public has no access. We believe that this first volume will clearly demonstrated the injustice of the all-too-current view that the art of Italy and that of the Low Countries were alone in having international significance during the Middle Ages. On the contrary, these illustrations of Catalan, Valencia, Andalusian and Castillian painting prove that the early art of Spain can justly rank beside that of the greatest schools of the rest of Europe, and this in virtue not only of its antiquity but also of its sterling qualities and rich diversity. &#39;The first volume of two, the second of which is advertised to dustwrapper as being From Velzquez to Picasso to be published later in 1952. Stuart Gilbert (1883 -1969) was an English literary scholar and translator. Among his translations into English are works by Andr Malraux, Antoine de Saint-Exupry, Georges Simenon, Jean Cocteau, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre. He also assisted in the translation of James Joyce&#39;s Ulysses into French. Condition: In a cloth binding with clipped dustwrapper in protective wrapper. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper has slight edgewear and previous reinforcement with tape to reverse. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE in a VERYGOOD INDEED dustwrapper.

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      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. Tallers de l'Editorial Estel. Maria Montserrat Borrat de Guasch. 1952. Holandesa. 4h+476Pag+8h. 23x18. Tiratge 375 exemplars (106). Bibliofilia. Primera edicio. Ref 4.6 Biblioteca A.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First printing in first state jacket. Scribner's "A" and seal at copyright page. Signed and inscribed at endpaper: "To Dr. Ballestero, With Kindest Regards, Ernest Hemingway, Havana 1953." Includes document of authentication and custom clamshell case depicting scene from novel. Sea blue full cloth boards, Hemingway's signature blind-stamped at front board, silver spine titles, lt. shelf wear, fox at frt., bk. boards. Pages very good, clean. Bind fine, hinges intact; moderate cant. Dj lt. shelf wear; unclipped $3.00, Hemingway photo at back panel in blue tint. "Jacket design by 'A'" at front flap. Protected in new clear sleeve. The last novel Ernest Hemingway saw published, "The Old Man and the Sea" has proved itself to be an enduring work of American fiction. Celebrated in twentieth century fiction and in Hemingway's canon, reaffirming his worldwide literary prominence and significant in his selection for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. The story of an old Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal: a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Using simple, powerful language of a fable, Hemingway takes the timeless themes of courage in the face of defeat and personal triumph won from loss, and transforms them into a magnificent classic. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" design. Printed in the United States of America. 140 pages. Insured post.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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        This Island Earth

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1952]. Chicago: Shasta Publishers,, [1952]. Octavo. Original green cloth backed boards patterned in blue and green, titles to spine in silver and yellow, green top-stain. With the dust jacket. Two small spots to upper board, faint partial toning of endpapers. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with only minor toning to the spine panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the publisher on the front free endpaper, "To Erle Korshak with thanks for help in seeing the story become a book &#150; Raymond Jones". This Island Earth was first published serially in Thrilling Wonder Stories Magazine, and in 1955 was made into a critically acclaimed film. In addition to the original dust jacket, this copy also includes the dust jacket for the film tie-in version.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A BUYER&#39;S MARKET

      Heinemann , 1952. Heinemann , 1952. First edition. Original red cloth with titles in gilt on a black background, in second state (price clipped) dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, which has been backed with card but is generally bright with a little wear to the corners. The second state dustwrapper is identical to the first, except for a shorter front flap.

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press, 1952. New York: The Viking Press,, 1952. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in dark green on brown background, upper board lettered in dark green. With the dust jacket. A fine copy, with extremely minor fading to the cloth, in the unclipped jacket that has minor toning to the top of the flaps. First edition, first printing. A tale of two families whose intertwining lives echo the Fall and the deadly rivalry of Cain and Abel. Considered by the author to be his masterpiece, East of Eden is a culmination of the major themes and strengths of his other novels - an affinity for nature, the pervasive struggle between good and evil, familial relationships, and American history.

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        Le Paradis à l&#39;ombre des épées, première olympique. Lithographies de Mac Avoy

      Paris: Soci? des Amis du livre moderne, 1952. Paris: Société des Amis du livre moderne, 1952. Livre. Illus. by Edouard Mac Avoy. Très bon. En Feuilles. In-4. Paris, Société des Amis du livre moderne, 1952. 33,5 x 26 cm, in-4, XVII (I), 169 (4) pp., 54 lithographies originales en noir dont 10 à pleine page et 1 à double page, en feuilles sous couverture blanche rempliée portant le titre lithographié en vert, chemise et étui. Tirage unique à 135 exemplaires, tous sur vélin de Lana au filigrane de la société (n° 117). Lithographies tirées par André Clot, typographie soignée en noir et vert. Nous connaissons peu de livres avec autant de gravures sur le thème du football. Mac Avoy semble avoir autant aimé ce sport que les jeunes gens qui y jouent ou que Montherlant, dont il sera, 20 ans plus tard, le dernier visiteur avant son suicide. Chemise et étui un peu insolés, des rousseurs à la couverture sinon un très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 8393).

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        Max Gubler.

      Neuchatel, Ed. du Griffon, 1952.. 4°. 12 S.; 8 farb. Tafeln. Mit einer hs. signierten und datierten Originalradierung. In 2 OBr.-Decken, in einer OFranz.-Br.-Decke, in Kt.-Mappe.. =Quatrieme album de la collection L'art suisse contemporain. - Eines von 100 deutschen Exemplaren mit einer Originalradierung, erschien in total 700 deutschen 500 französischen Exemplaren. - Die Radierung von Gubler in Bleistift bezeichnet: II. Zustand Probedruck. Für Exemplar 554. - Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Max Gubler an Walter und Alice Hugelshofer, dat. 21.XII.52. - (Mappe leicht gebräunt). - Sonst sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        Les Coupains

      , 1952. 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s illustrated collection, Le Rayon d&#39;or, a reissue of Romain&#39;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&#133;associated with a short-lived artistic community, the Groupe de &#39;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&#133;and two novels, Mort de quelqu&#39;un (1911) and the farcial Les Copains [The Pals]" (New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, p. 707).Georges Duhamel&#39;s (1884&#150;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&#39;ombre des statues was performed in 1912 (tr. In the Shadow of Statues, 1914) and L&#39;oeuvre des athlètes in 1920. His fiction includes two cycles of novels&#151;Cycle de Salavin (1920&#150;32, tr. 1936), about a sensitive eccentric, and Chronique des Pasquiers (1933&#150;45, tr. 1937&#150;46), about a bourgeois Parisian family. Essays in Scènes de la vie future (1930, tr. America: the Menace, 1931) and other collections reflect Duhamel&#39;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 &#39;The Forty: MEMORIES AND SECRETS OF A WRITER.&#39; "Page 128: &#39;In THE PALS, what part of the book is autobiographical and contains actual events?&#39; "Page 129: &#39;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 a stew and a roast)&#39; "This revelation has led me to question the author&#146;s childhood friend on this detail, and Georges Duhamel, who like the author, has been made a member of the French Academy, was kind enough to write his answer on the half-title of this edition, which is illustrated by Gus Bofa. "I was also intrigued by the drawing where the artist had brought together &#39;THE PALS&#39; and in which , I told him, it appeared that one of the characters had lost his head, or at least his cranium. "I asked him to please complete the drawing with a skillful stroke of his pencil. "He returned the drawing to me with an inscription as well as a curious letter which follows:. "I think that all of this adds to the interest of this charming volume [signed] Jean Franceche"Bofa&#39;s ALs response reads:Mr. N.D. des Champs Lundi 24 Novembre 88Cher Monsieur,Votre lettre soulève un cas de conscience ! Votre «copain sans visage » n&#146;a pas perdu la tête &#150; il n&#146;en a jamais eu &#150; Jules Romain l&#146;a voulu ainsi &#150; lui, dans le même temps, mettait hors des soins, a une grande tendresse a portraiturer les autres copains. Bien loin de vouloir ajouter a ce bonhomme le coup de crayon que vous me demandez, je devrais plutôt regretter de lui ???? déjà, supposé un peu de menton, de bouche et de crâne, sans y être autorisé par le contexte. Avec mes deux mains bien sympatiques, [signature] Gus Bofa[Mr. N.D. des Champs Monday November, 24, &#145;88Dear Sir,Your letter stirs up a question of conscience! Your &#147;pal without a face&#148; has not lost his head - he never had one &#150; Jules Romain wanted it like this, and at the same time he got a lot of tenderness into the process of drawing the other friends. Far from wanting to add the stroke of pencil to this man that you have asked me to, I regret that I cannot give him the supposed bit of chin, mouth and head, not being authorized to do so in this context. "With my two sympathetic hands, [signature] Gus Bofa]Duhamel&#39;s inscription reads:LES COPAINSJe n&#146;ai aucune qualité pour poser ma signature sur le livre d&#146;un ami de ma jeunesse; mais je dois dire que ma spécialité culinaire était alors le ragoût de moutons, & non le ragoût de veau. -[signature] G Duhamel Septembre 1958[THE PALSI have no authority to put my signature on the book of my childhood friend; but I must say that my culinary specialty was lamb stew, not veal stew. -[signature] G. Duhamel September 1958]Monod 9851.

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      EDITIONS FINANCIERES ALPHABETIQUES 1952 - RO30049618: 540 pages. + 6 numéros de "La vie des sociétés" Numéros 201, 202, 204, 204 bis, 205, 205 bis. Ecritures discrète en page de titre et en première page. Traces d'humidité sur la couverture. Ecritures sur la tranche du bas. Codification alphanumérique, Méthode de classemetn, Abréviations, Signes, Table des chapitres, Devises et valeurs etrangères. In-4 Cartonné. Etat d'usage. 1er plat abîmé. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 50-Publications en série d'ordre général [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Invisible Man

      New York: Random House, 1952. New York: Random House, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. A nice tight copy of this classic novel of black alienation and social isolation. The dust jacket has some wear at the bottom of the front panel, minor chipping at the foot and head of the jacket spine and some rubbing to the rear panel. There is very slight darkening to the spine. Stated first printing. Price of $3.50 on the front flap. A handsome and collectible copy of one of the most important books of the last half of the 20th century. A definite high spot in American literature. Winner of the National Book Award. Signed by Ralph Ellison on the title page. Signed by the author.

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        Death Among the Writers

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1952. First edition first printing of this bibliomystery. Featuring character Inspector Bootle. A hint of spine fading and light foxing to the to edge of the book. No dust jacket. In near fine condition.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original light blue calico-grain cloth, titles to spine in silver, author&#39;s name to upper board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine gently cocked, small dark stain to tail, light yellow stain to rear board, corners a bit bumped. Otherwise an excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with slightly toned and nicked spine. First edition, first printing.

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        Brassai. Paris: Edition Neuf 1952.

      . Med tekst af Henry Miller. Rigt illustr. 84 s. Orig. hellrd. med portraet pa forperm. With preface by Henry Miller. Richly illustr. with photographs in black/white. Publisher's cloth with portrait on frontboard..

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        Charlotte&#39;s Web

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952. New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1952. Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo. Original light brown boards, titles to spine and upper board in black an blue, blue spider-web patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. Page edges toned, occasional spotting, mostly to prelims. A very good copy in the rubbed and browned jacket at spine with some nicks and two closed tears at front top edge. First edition, first printing. The endearing story of a little girl on a farm and her animal friends who she understood.

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        "Steintraube (I)".

      Stuttgart. 1952.. Blattgrösse: 55,5 x 45,7 cm Farblithographie. Unter Passepartout. Rechter Rand mit Knickspuren, außerhalb der Darstellung und unter dem Passepartout Rand. Von Baumeister als "Probedruck" bezeichnet und signiert. In Bleistift links unten von fremder Hand betitelt: "251252" G II5 Stein-Traube Farb Litho 1952". WV Baumeister/Spielmann 123 b; Spielmann 1972, 166b. Schönes Blatt, daß Baumeister auch in der Größe der Buchausgabe für die bibliophile Ausgabe von Rene Char "Das bräunliche Antlitz", (bei K.O. Götz 1952 in Frankfurt erschienen) verwendete.

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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) Preis in CHF: 1650. AuftraggeberIn: Verkehrsverein Wengen.

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