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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére . . . Supplément [Tome premier - septième].Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1774-1782 (vols. 1-6); Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son, 1799 (vol. 7). 7 volumes. 4to. With 2 folding engraved maps and 218 plates (full-page and folding and including 2 bis), all engraved. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges (vols. 1-6, uniform), 19th-century half calfm gold-tooled spine (vol. 7).

      Bertin (and others), Buffon (Paris, 1952), especially p. 235; DSB II, pp. 576-581; Nissen, ZBI 672, 678; PMM 198. The complete supplements to Buffon's famous Histoire naturelle, with the first 6 volumes in the first edition and the last volume in the new edition published in Amsterdam and Dordrecht, the only quarto edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition.Supplements I, II and V contain additions and corrections to Buffon's essay "Théorie de la terre" in which he,'' He extrapolated the results of his experiments, . . . , in order to calculate the time required for the cooling of the earth and other planets'' (DSB). Additionally, he provides introductions to the history of mineral resources and vegetation in the first and second supplement volumes respectively . The Époques de la nature (Supplément V), presents a plutonian history of the earth. "This work is of considerable interest because it offers a history of nature, combining geology with biology, and particularly because of Buffon's attempt to establish a universal chronology'' (DSB). It also contains a great deal of mineralogical material he elaborated on in his Histoire naturelle des mineraux. Other volumes contain additions to the quadrupeds and human species section The bindings show some scratches and minor wear but are structurally sound, volume 5 with a a few water stains in blank corners and on the polar region map. The complete Suppléments to Buffon's masterpiece in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Pratica di fabricar scene, e machine ne'teatri.Pesaro, Flaminio Concordia, 1637. 4to. With the woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee Cardinal Grimaldi on the title-page and 49 woodcut diagrams and illustrations of decors and stage settings in the text, many illustrating the use of perspective to give an illusion of three dimensions and some showing mechanical systems, such as screens raised and lowered with pulleys. Decorated paper wrappers (ca. 1700?).

      Berlin Kat. 2785; ICCU (5 copies); Percy Muir, Talks on book collecting, 1952, p. 96; Quagliarini, Costruzioni in legno nei teatri, 2008, pp. 100-101. Rare first edition, in the original Italian, of the first book devoted exclusively to stage design, stage architecture, machinery and special effects on stage. It is written in the form of directions to the architect who must transform a hall of state into a theatre. The author takes the reader backstage and reveals the secrets of the elaborate effects so often found in Renaissance theatre. He deals with the general problems of theatre construction, audience arrangement, scene construction and lighting. It is our main source of information on the scenic practice in the Italian Renaissance theatre and helped to spread that practice throughout Europe. From 1610 Sabbattini (1574-1654) had worked in Pesaro as chief architect and engineer in service of Francesco Maria Della Rovere (1549-1631), last Duke of Urbino. With early owners' inscriptions on title-page. With unobtrusive marginal restorations in the first and last leaves, including the blank lower half of the final leaf, and some faint stains, but otherwise in good condition. Spine of wrapper restored. Rare first edition of an essential source for any study of Renaissance theatre.

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        Zorba the Greek

      John Lehmann 1952 - First Edition & First Edition in English with Kazantzakis' name spelled "Kazantzaki" both on the dust jacket & on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book near fine, two front corners very slightly bent, previous owner's inscription on front free end paper, some minor darkening and foxing on paste-downs and end papers, book shop stamp at bottom of rear paste-down, some foxing on inside of dj, no soiling. Flap price The basis for the 1964 film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn. Comes in custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De ronde Kant van de Aarde.

      (Paris, 1952).. Kl.-4°. 6 nn.Bll. Mit 6 ganzs. Ill. von Karel Appel. Lose in rotem Orig.-Umschlag, VDeckel mit ausgestanztem, ovalem Feld.,. Seltene Originalausgabe, mit Text von Hans Andreus, der in den 70er Jahren wegweisende Akzente in der niederländischen Literatur setzte (Absurdität der Welt der Erwachsenen ). - Eines von 100 Ex. (Nr. 33). - Enthält fünf kurze Gedichte mit je einer Pinselzeichnung. - Minimal gebräunt. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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      - Date : 1952 Dimensions : 60x100cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        Vore gamle tropekolonier. Ved G. Olsen, K. Struwe, A. Rasch, G. Nørregaard, J. Bro-Jørgensen, J. Vibaek, Fr. Skrubbeltrang.

      (Copenhagen), Westermann, 1952-53.2 volumes. Folio. Contemporary half calf, spines ribbed. With many illustrations (several in colours).* Excellent survey on the history of the Danish in the East and West Indies and West Africa. Volume I: The Danish in Tranquebar, India 1616-1845 and on the Goldcoast, West Africa; Volume II: The Danish in the West Indies, St. Thomas, St. Jan, St. Croix, 1702-1917. - A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A novel of New York today, Go deals with a group of young people whose lives are frenetic and even violent. Because they want passionately to believe in something and cannot find it, they create strange illusions to live by, and they are driven by a craving for excess. Their long nights involve liquor and marijuana, with the beat of bebop in the background, and they drift close to the fringes of the underworld. But these young people are neither callous nor criminal. They have talent, they seek belief; and they want to love."(front flap) This is a first edition, first printing (with "A" on copyright page), of what is considered the first published work about what would thereafter become known as the Beat Generation. Author John Clellon Holmes (1926-1988) met & became friends with Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg & especially Jack Kerouac during the late 1940s in NYC. This novel is based on his experiences with & observations of Cassady, Ginsberg, Kerouac & co., who appear as fictional characters with different names. On page 36, the character Pasternak, representing Kerouac, is quoted as saying "You know, everyone I know is kind of furtive, kind of beat. They all go along the street like they were guilty of something, but didn't believe in guilt. I can spot them immediately! And it's happening all over the country, to everyone; a sort of revolution of the soul, I guess you'd call it!" Later in the year that this novel was published, 1952, Holmes published an article in the New York Times Magazine entitled "This is the Beat Generation," which began the process of popularizing that term as we've come to know it. All of this occurred before the publications of Ginsberg's Howl, Kerouac's On the Road & William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch would blindingly inaugurate the (often distorted & misunderstood) popular conception of the Beat Generation, whose original activities a decade earlier are first depicted here. Holmes was known as the "quiet Beat," his work here is that of a careful observer, not as innovative as that which those depicted would famously produce, but a pioneering precursor of it. This copy is very special- it is signed by the author & dated in September of the year of publication, about two months before the publication of the NYT article. The date, signature & citation reads as follows: "September 17, 1952/For Roger and Susan-/most amicable of drinking/companions, most generous of friends-/all my love,/(signed) John (with underline)." A most important relic of the earliest public stirrings of the Beat Generation, greatly enriched by Holmes' contemporary date, citation & signature. In exceptionally fine condition for an item of this vintage & fragility, book with only minor wear & soiling to edges of cloth covers & interior, lower corners slightly bumped, sunning to lower spine, very minor browning & spotting to interior, esp. front & rear endpapers, tiny hole & pen marks to rear endpapers at spine joint. Dust jacket also in relatively fine condition, with only very minor rubbing & soiling to front, back covers & spine, minor creasing & chipping of edges. Signed with citation & dated in the year of publication by John Clellon Holmes.

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        Comparison and evaluation of digital computer memory systems. Original typescript

      1952. <p>Eckert, John Presper (1919-95). Comparison and evaluation of digital computer memory systems. Typescript document. [1], 8 [42]ff. 280 x 217 mm. N.p., n.d. [March 12, 1952]. Original spiral-bound boards, a little rubbed, title and author&#146;s name hand-lettered on front cover. Manuscript note in Eckert&#146;s hand laid in, reading &#147;Original copy &#150; (3 carbons). Speech by J. P. Eckert as presented on 12 Mar 52.&#148;</p><p>Eckert, together with his partner John Mauchly, invented and constructed the first general-purpose digital computer (the ENIAC) during World War II. After the war he and Mauchly founded the first commercial computer company in the United States (the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation) and designed the UNIVAC, the first commercially sold electronic computer in the United States. </p><p>The present typed speech, formerly part of an archive of papers collected by Eckert over his lifetime, is probably the first to document Eckert&#146;s focus on computer memory&#151;his primary research interest. The speech includes a historical survey of early digital computer memory systems, including that developed by computer pioneer John Atanasoff for his special-purpose ABC computer, which Eckert described as &#147;probably the first example of what might generally be termed regenerative memory&#148; [f. 7]). Eckert also discussed several types of then-current memory systems such as delay-line, electrostatic, magnetic drum, ferro-magnetic core, and ferro-electric cell. Eckert later adapted some of this speech into his 1953 paper, &#147;A survey of digital computer memory systems.&#148;</p><p>The existence of Atanasoff&#146;s ABC computer&#151;developed in Iowa before World War II, but never properly operational&#151;would eventually become one of the crucial pieces of evidence invalidating Eckert and Mauchly&#146;s ENIAC patent. In this relatively early paper Eckert acknowledged his familiarity with Atanasoff&#146;s efforts; later, when embroiled in the ENIAC patent disputes, he would deny that Atanasoff&#146;s work had any influence on his own. Origins of Cyberspace 1183.</p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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        Proceedings of the Electronic Symposium Held April 30, May 1, 2 1952 at University of California Los Angeles

      Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles IRE Professional Group on Electronic Computers, 1952. First Edition. Comb Bound. Very Good. First Edition. Variously paginationed. Comb bound (minor damage to comb). Original green printed publishers wraps. Light stamp of Frank M Verzuh on front cover. Comb Bound. Contains the article "The Human Computer&#39;s Dreams of the Future" by Ida I. Rhodes where she compares the thrill of real world discoveries in computing to the false thrills of those she sees reading science fiction. "The first electronic computer symposium held on the west coast of the United States." Among those presenting papers were Harry Huskey, Ida Rhodes, and Nathaniel Rochester. Previous owner Professor Frank M. Verzuh worked on the MIT Rapid Arithmetic Machine and attended the Moore School lectures. Origins of Cyberspace 842. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        An extraordinary unpublished manuscript! ?A Jungle Chronicle by Albert Schweitzer and his Associates? ? heavily corrected draft plus a final draft and a publisher?s mock-up of the dust jacket ? with 100 amazing captioned photographs and an archive of letters relating to the book. Including a collection of good content unpublished letters of an American nurse at Lambaréné whom he asked to accompany him back to his Alsace home on one of his visits

      Comprises:(1) Typed Draft Manuscript of ?A Jungle Chronicle? by Albert Schweitzer and his Associates, Translated and edited with an introduction by Charles R. Joy. Boston *The Beacon Press * 1952,? 317 separate pages, 8.5? x 11?. Some carbons. Heavily edited by Joy with cross-outs and additions. 34 chapters. The six chapters written by Grace Coolidge, the first American nurse at Lambarene, are edited by her [see below]. Dr. Schweitzer has written 18 chapters.(2) Typed Manuscript of ?A Jungle Chronicle? by Albert Schweitzer and his Associates, Translated and edited with an introduction by Charles R. Joy. Boston *The Beacon Press * 1952,? 380 separate carbon pages, 8.5? x 11?. The edits in the Typed Draft Manuscript are included. This may be the final draft, ready for publication.(3) Publisher's original mock-up of the dust jacket of ?A Jungle Chronicle? (noted ?Jacket? in pencil). Accompanied by a group of 100 black & white photographs, each

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Sabadell. Asociacion de Bibliofilos de Barcelona. amb estuig. 1952-1954. Cartone. 33X26. 2Vol: 1vol, LIV+3h+270Pag+8h. 2vol, 2h+XXXI+252Pag+2h. Aquesta primera edicio consta de 100 exemplars nomitats i numerats, espectacular edicio profusament documentada i ple d'escuts dorats i a color. Magnifica Obra. Ref 30 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Verve 27/28

      Paris: Edition de la Verve, 1952 French Edition. The book contains lithographs by Braque, Chagall (Cramer 23; Mourlot 80-87), Giacometti, Léger, Matisse, Masson, Miró (Cramer 25; Mourlot 121), and others. All the lithographs are present, and in very good condition. More pictures are available on request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        NEMICA, LA [ENEMY, THE] (1952)

      Athena Cinematografica / Rank Film 1952 - Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio poster, Italy. Elisa Cegani, Frank Latimore, Vira Silenti. Giacomo Verlier, dir: Giorgio Bianchi; Athena Cinematografica / Rank Film. Based on a popular 1920s stage play by Dario Nicodemi, this is the story of a duchess who, for seemingly no reason, despises one of her two sons, whom everyone else adores. A dark secret reveals her reasons for animosity. The artist Ballester has created a great aura of suspense in his use of dark shades, the light coming through a slightly open door and the reaction in his portraiture of Lisa Cegani. On linen, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        East of Eden

      Viking Press 1952 - FIRST EDITION of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden." Published in New York by The Viking Press in 1952. First Edition, indicated by matching publication dates on the title and copyright pages and the statement "First published by The Viking Press in September 1952" on copyright page. Published one decade before Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature. Book near fine, lower front corner very slightly bent, upper foredge has barely visible darkening. Dust jacket very good-almost near fine, minor wear along edges, minor tanning at top of edges. Very nice copy. Flap price $4.50. Comes in custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Croquis de Provence.

      S. l., Les Francs-Bibliophiles 1952 - Bois en couleurs de Paul Welsch. Édition tirée à 160 exemplaires sur pur fil du Marais. Il a été tiré à part 38 suites. Celui-ci (n°116) nominatif avec 1 SUITE complète sur papier Malacca blanc des 36 bois originaux de l'ouvrage et 1 SUITE de 4 bois originaux non utilisés. (Complet & Contrôlé) Sans lieu, Les Francs-Bibliophiles - 1952 - 137 pages. Envoi de l'illustrateur "à Monsieur Pierre Baudier - Welsch" sur la couverture du menu illustrée par Paul Welsch. Pages volantes sous couverture imprimée. Chemise avec titre au dos et étui cartonné pour l'ouvrage. Chemise avec étiquette de titre sur la premier plat pour la suite. Très bon état. Format in-4°(32x25). Edition illustrée Dédicacé par l'illustrateur

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        The Decisive Moment: Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson

      New York: Simon and Schuster, (1952). First American edition.. A very good copy.. Folio, approx. 14.5 inches high, original pictorial boards designed by Henri Matisse, original dust jacket (with the Matisse design). With the caption booklet laid in. Printed in France by ...ditions Verve for Simon and Schuster. One of the great photography books. Dust jacket price-clipped on the front inner flap, with a few small neat repairs to the verso of the jacket. Jacket toned and a bit spotted, with small chips at the head and foot of the spine. Slight crease to paper over the boards at the head of the spine. Spine a little toned, boards a trifle bowed. Slight rubbing to the lower edges of the corners of the boards.

      [Bookseller: Garrett Scott, Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Celle Qui N&#39;Etait Plus [Diabolique] (First French Edition, Review Copy, Signed by Boileau and Narcejac)

      Paris: Denoel, 1952. First French Edition (and correct first). INSCRIBED by Narcejac on the front endpaper and signed by Boileau just below. A French review copy, with the necessary PRESSE punch-stamp present on both the rear panel of the jacket and the book. An absolutely pristine, extraordinarily well-preserved example. & & "Celle Qui N&#39;Etait Plus" was the writing team&#39;s first effort, basis for Henri-Georges Clouzot&#39;s 1955 masterpiece, "Les Diaboliques" (or Diabolique), starring Simone Signoret. Before Clouzot had even finished making "Diabolique," Alfred Hitchcock had secured the rights to the duo&#39;s forthcoming book, which would become the basis for his masterpiece, "Vertigo." A cornerstone film source title, only the second book signed by either of the authors we have ever encountered. Beyond even this, however, clearly one of the first copies of the title to have been handled by anyone. & & Pages uncut. Fine in wrappers, in a Near Fine example of the rare dust jacket. & & In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.& & Buss, p. 74.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Photograph by Russell Lee, n. d. (ca 1952). - Original gelatin silver image. Pencil notation on the verso reads "circa 1952, near Austin, Texas." Also stamped on the back is "Photograph by Russell Lee, 3110 West Ave., Austin 5, Texas."The photograph was possibly taken at Joe Small's Barbeque in Austin. The same image in a cropped format, appears on the rear cover of the TEXAS OBSERVER of July 24, 1964. This issue is devoted to commemorating the life of J. Frank Dobie and is filled with recollections and tributes. The photograph exhibits minor creasing at the corners and three tiny chips along one side. Neither of these minor flaws impact Dobie's image. This item is from the estate of Edgar Kincaid and has an inked notation on the back of the photograph to "Return to Edgar Kincaid." Kincaid was the nephew of Bertha and Frank, who had no children. Russell Lee began his career as a professional photographer in 1935 selling his images to magazines. After a successful career with the Farm Security Administration, he remained active in documentary photography chronicling both rural and urban life. In 1947, Lee and his second wife moved to Austin where he became the University of Texas first instructor in photography. With this move his focus shifted more to topics dealing with Texas and the Southwest. He died in Austin on August 28, 1986. This is an important image of an iconic Texan taken by a renowned American photographer and photojournalist.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Full of life

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952. Signed. First Edition as stated on copyright page. In original dust jacket with price of $2.75 intact. Signed and warmly inscribed by John Fante on the front free end paper to a Los Angeles artist, Edmond Kohn. Inscription reads "For Ed Kohn for painting those delightful pictures of my children, and at such reasonable prices. -John Fante" In Very Good Minus condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text, though pages are age lightly toned. Boards show toning, with a scuff on the rear. The dust jacket shows sunning to the spine panel, edge wear with a few tears, two of which have been repaired from the verso. Chip to spine panel. Light soiling. A lovely inscription from Fante, offering a peek into his Hollywood life.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Bird-Dieties in China

      Artibus Asiae, Ascona 1952 - 191 pages in text. Folio, 32 x 24 cm. Limited edition, copy 18 of 350. Sixty-one full page plates. extensive List of References, Index of Subjects and Places. In myths from China and Japan, the phoenix does not emerge from a fire but instead causes itself to be reborn during times of good fortune. Cultures in northern Europe and Asia credited birds with establishing their social orders, especially kingships. The Japanese believed that sacred birds guided their second emperor in conquering his enemies before the founding of his dynasty. Orig. brick cloth lettered in gilt. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        A DAUGHTER&#39;S A DAUGHTER (Inscribed By the Author)

      London: Heinemann, 1952. [Christie, Agatha] Westmacott, Mary. A DAUGHTER&#39;S A DAUGHTER. London: William Heinemann, (1952). First Edition. A crisp NEAR FINE copy (red spine sunned to pink) in a supplied attractive & priced Near Fine Original Dust Jacket (just lightly used, with one or two tiny chips). INSCRIBED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE on the front-free endpaper using her pseudonym: "Carlo, with love from Mary Westmacott." From the collection (book-label to front paste-down) of Charlotte "Carlo" Fisher (1895-1976). Charlotte Fisher, initially hired to serve as nanny to Christie&#39;s daughter Rosalind, was pressed into service as a part-time shorthand secretary during the earliest days of the author&#39;s career. To quote from Christie&#39;s autobiography, Charlotte Fisher was "friend and secretary and governess and dogsbody and everything else for many years. [She] is still one of my best friends." A DAUGHTER&#39;S A DAUGHTER is the story of a daughter who is both jealous of her mother&#39;s success and enraged by her mother&#39;s plans to remarry. Agatha Christie wasn&#39;t in the habit of inscribing her non-mystery novels; no record of any other contemporaneously signed or inscribed Mary Westmacott books have appeared at public auction. We have five, out of six, of Charlotte Fisher&#39;s personal "Mary Westmacott" titles in stock. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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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&#39;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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Stony Hill Books]
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