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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, (1952).. Chicago:: Shasta Publishers. (1952). First edition. His best known work, adapted into the 1955 film of the same name. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper simply "Kindest regards -- Raymond F. Jones." Bright and fine, with only a touch of faint foxing; in a near fine, very lightly foxed dust jacket with spine subtly toned, few small rubs and tiny tears, and inner flap folds a little edge darkened.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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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. '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. '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'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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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 – 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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Paradis à l'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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        Escola tecnica do exercito computadores electronicos digitais. Presentation inscription to Alwin Walther.

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

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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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'Or, (1952). First edition illustrated by Bofa, limited to 3500 numbered copies sur vélin blanc des Papeteries de Lana, this being copy 3152. Octavo (8 1/4 x 6 1/8 in; 208 x 153 mm). 200, [1], [1, blank], [3, table], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Twelve aquarelle plates, one of which has been inscribed by the artist to the owner.In a stunning contemporary binding by Henri Duhayon of Nice (stamp signed in gilt to inside front turn in) in full crushed cordovan morocco with large hand painted panel to upper and lower sides. Gilt lettered spine. Top edge gilt. Custom endpapers. A flawless copy in binder's leather edged slipcase.Signed and dated Nov. 1958 by the author, with a tipped in ALs by the artist, an inscription by French novelist and playwright Georges Duhamel dated Septembre 1958, and a TLs by the owner, Jean Francesche (with his blindstamped signed ex libris on inside front cover turn in).The eighth volume in Librairie Galimard's illustrated collection, Le Rayon d'or, a reissue of Romain's celebrated novel of 1913.Renowned artist Gus Bofa (b. Gustave Blanchot 1883-1968) was an illustrator for Rire and Sourire, a costume and set designer, a celebrated poster artist, and illustrator for the literary journal, Crapouillot. He soon became one of the most in demand illustrators of editions of Swift, La Fontaine, Cervantes, etc., ultimately with one hundred and seventeen volumes to his credit. (Ref. novelist, poet, dramatist, and essayist Jules Romains (pseud. of Louis Farigoule 1885-1972) was, "early in his career…associated with a short-lived artistic community, the Groupe de 'Abbaye, which published his poems, La Vie unanime, in 1908. These poems wnad much of his later verse and prose, were influence by Unanimist theories of social groups and collective psychology. Before the war in 1914 he published more collections of poetry, a verse play…and two novels, Mort de quelqu'un (1911) and the farcial Les Copains [The Pals]" (New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, p. 707).Georges Duhamel's (1884–1966) experience as a surgeon during World War I produced Vie des martyrs (1917, tr. The New Book of Martyrs, 1918) and Civilisation (1918, tr. 1919). These collections of sketches are noted for their compassionate accounts of human suffering. He was successful as a dramatist; his Dans l'ombre des statues was performed in 1912 (tr. In the Shadow of Statues, 1914) and L'oeuvre des athlètes in 1920. His fiction includes two cycles of novels—Cycle de Salavin (1920–32, tr. 1936), about a sensitive eccentric, and Chronique des Pasquiers (1933–45, tr. 1937–46), about a bourgeois Parisian family. Essays in Scènes de la vie future (1930, tr. America: the Menace, 1931) and other collections reflect Duhamel's aversion to overindustrialization" (Columbia Enclyclopedia). He wrote passionately against war and its atrocities , and against the rise of Naziism. He was elected to the Académie Français in 1935. Though now largely forgotten, he is perhaps best remembered for his timeless epigram: "It is always brave to say what everyone thinks"The TLs by owner Jean Francesche reads: "The owner of this copy had read a book by Jules Romains, edited in 1958 by the Fayard Publishing House. It was the fourth book from the collection 'The Forty: MEMORIES AND SECRETS OF A WRITER.' "Page 128: 'In THE PALS, what part of the book is autobiographical and contains actual events?' "Page 129: 'It is not impossible to find a resemblance between the cheeks and glasses of Huchon with those of Duhamel, just as it is not impossible to find a certain pretentiousness in the future author of DESERT OF BIEVRES when Huchon prepares the veal stew as no one else can (to be more precise it was more like something between a stew and a roast)' "This revelation has led me to question the author’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 'THE PALS' 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'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’a pas perdu la tête – il n’en a jamais eu – Jules Romain l’a voulu ainsi – 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, ‘88Dear Sir,Your letter stirs up a question of conscience! Your “pal without a face” has not lost his head - he never had one – 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's inscription reads:LES COPAINSJe n’ai aucune qualité pour poser ma signature sur le livre d’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.

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

      [Bookseller: Scene of the Crime Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original light blue calico-grain cloth, titles to spine in silver, author'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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Charlotte'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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        [Typed Letter, Signed, to Charles Maurras]

      London. 24 August 1952.. London. 24 August 1952.. One page, quarto. On 24 Russell Street letterhead. In French. Old folds from mailing, else very good. A warm letter, in French, to an elder colleague of many years, the French poet, critic and political theorist, Charles Maurras (1868 - 1952), written three months before the recipient's death. Addressed to "Cher monsieur et maître ...," Eliot thanks him for the copy of LA BALANCE INTÉRIEURE, then recently published, and (roughly translated) comments that "I was first of all very touched that you would have thought of me after so many years. I read certain of those poems with a delight that I experience only rarely with those poets called 'modern'; noting there above all the perfect accord between intelligence and feeling: a harmony that I appreciate to the highest degree in a world that is tending to lose at the same time both the spirit of order and the spirit of refinement ...." Signed in ink, and with the original typed envelope, bearing a forwarding address in an unknown hand to Maurras at the Clinique St. Gregoire. In March, due to his failing health, Maurras had been released from prison, where he had been sentenced to life on the basis of certain activities during the war. He entered a hospital, and then was transferred to the clinic in Tours where this letter was forwarded. Eliot translated one of Maurras's critical essays for THE CRITERION in 1928, and the following year dedicated DANTE to him.

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        Camera. Internationale Monatsschrift für Photographie und Film. 29 komplette Jahrgänge, 1952-1980 mit 348 Heften.

      Luzern, Bucher, 1952, 1980.. 8°. Mit Tausenden von Illustrationen Illustrierte Original-Broschuren in 29 originalen Sammel-Ordnern. Geschlossene Reihe der bedeutenden Photo-Zeitschrift mit 29 x 12 Heften. Jeder Jahrgang mit dem grauen bzw. Weissen Ordner, in den die 12 Hefte eingehängt sind. - Gut erhalten, leichte Gebrauchsspuren. - SEHR SCHWER, SONDER-PORTO - KEIN VERSAND AUSSERHALB DER EU!!.

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        MEN AT ARMS TRILOGY. Men at Arms. - Officers and Gentlemen. - Unconditional surrender

      Chapman & Hall. London. 1952-61. Chapman & Hall. London. 1952-61. FIRST EDITIONS. Three volumes. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.2 inches). Bright and clean copies of the books in the publishers dark blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Previous owners neat name on front blank endpaper of the second volume. All three in very good original dustwrappers, designed by Val Biro. Some minor and uniform fading to the spine of first volume while the second is a little toned. Volume three is bright and fresh. Very light rubbing to edges and a few very small chips to top of spine of the first 2 volumes. The inner flap of the first volume is price-clipped. Overall a very good, attractive set of Waugh's classic trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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      New York: Scribner, 1952.. New York: Scribner, 1952.. Cloth. Small spot on upper board, some offsetting to endsheets and soiling to fore- edge; a frequently read, but solid, copy in imperfect and worn dust jacket. First edition of the author's first book (one of 2500 copies printed), a work regarded as one of the opening salvos in the literature of the Beats. Inscribed by Holmes in an early hand: "With all my best - John" (a pencil date in another hand follows, "Oct. 1953"). Further signed and dated by Allen Ginsberg in March 1976, with reference to p. 36, where the paragraph containing Pasternak's observation "'You know, everyone I know is kind of furtive, kind of beat'" has a marginal highlight. Pasternak is regarded as the fictional analogue for Kerouac. The recipient to whom the inscription was directed is unknown, but this copy resided among the copies of his books kept by his second wife, Shirley, who he married in September 1953. Formerly a moderately uncommon book; now, only uncommon with an early inscription.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Death in the Fifth Position

      New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., Ltd., 1952.. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., Ltd., 1952., 1952. Crime novel; a Dutton 'Guilt-Edged' Mystery. First Edition. Publisher's original cloth with titles to spine in dustwrapper. A fine, superb copy of a murder-mystery written by Gore Vidal under a pseudonym.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        La Figure Dans L'Oeuvre De Leger

      Louis Carre 1952 - Publisher: Louis Carre, Paris France. First Edition 1952 Catalog printed on Velin d"Arches paper by Mourlot Freres, Paris, in an edition of 1000, for Leger's Exhibition "La Figure dans L'Oeuvre de Leger". 32 pages, 8 high quality full page color lithography reproductions (incl 2 double page), 8 black line paintings on beige background, 5 in-text illustrations. This is an un-numbered copy out of 1000. Some of the artwork reproduced were created in the year or this publication, 1952, i.e. his famous "Visage aux Mains". Text by Andre Marois "Mon Ami Leger", and "Comment je concois la figure" by Fernand Leger. Leger died 3 years later. 1881-1955. Book is Near Fine-Fine. Foredge uncut, heavy stock Arches paper, glassine dustjacket with title and editor printed in brown. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arti Visive (Rivista della fondazione Origine) Nø1-2-3 (I Serie)

      Fondazione Origine, Roma 1952 - Art, Literature, Poetry Magazine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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      Achille J. St. Onge, Worcester, MA 1952 - miniature book (6.0 x 4.2 cm). leather, title and author gilt-stamped on front cover, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers. (vi), 27, (3) pages. Limited to 750 copies (Bradbury, St. Onge 8). Frontispiece illustration of the King with a portrait in text. Brief biographical sketch of George VI. The Prime Minister's address to the nation upon the King's death and the accession of Elizabeth II to the throne. With the miniature bookplate of Kathryn Rickard on front pastedown. leather, title and author gilt-stamped on front cover, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Player Piano

      Scribners 1952 - Signed by the Author on the title page. Letter A on c-page. BOMC edition. Green case with purple spine stamp. jacket has some water stains more visible on back than on front. Nice copy. Beautiful signature. Signed at the World Trade Center Border's store, which burned to the ground on 9/11. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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'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'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'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's children'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'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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        Theatro Americano, descripción general de los reinos y provincias de la Nueva España y sus jurisdicciones

      Mexico City: Editora Nacional, 1952. Description:2 volumes. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 3/4") bound in facsimile velum with title printed in red and black on covers and horizontally ink lettered. Introduction by Francisco Gonzalez de Cossio. From the library of George M Foster. Second edition limited to 500 copies of which this is number 13.José Antonio Villaseñor y Sánchez was an 18th-century geographer, historian, and mathematician in New Spain. He was born in San Luis Potosí, México and studied at San Ildefonso in Mexico City. He became an accountant, and later official cosmographer (geographer) of New Spain. By order of Philip V, the viceroy of New Spain, Conde de Fuenclara, was commanded in 1740 to have a report prepared on the true condition of the provinces of his jurisdiction. He commissioned José Antonio Villaseñor y Sánchez to prepare the report. Villaseñor occupied a number of important posts: official mayor of the Contaduria de Reales Tributos, contador general de la azogues, and cosmographer of New Spain. He wrote a number of works of mathematical and astronomical interest. The outcome of this commission by Fuenclara was the Theatro Americano, descripción general de los reinos y provincias de la Nueva España y sus jurisdicciones. It appered in two volume in 1746 and 1748. The first volume contains introductory chapters on pre-Spanish and Spanish history of Mexico, followed by a jurisdiction-by jurisdiction description of the archdiocese of Mexico and diocese of Puebla. The second volume continues the description for the diocese of Puebla. The second volume continues the description for the diocese of Michoacán, Oaxaca, Guadalajara and Durango. The work comprehends a great mass of data regarding the ethnology and population of the Mexican provinces in the mid-18th century. Handbook of Middle American Indians.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Foster's stamp to front limited page, some wear to edges, small linear tear at spine head of volume 2 else a very good copy.

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        Joyce the Artificer

      [London:] Issued for Private Circulation, printed by the Chiswick Press, 1952. [London:] Issued for Private Circulation, printed by the Chiswick Press,, 1952. Two Studies of Joyce's method; with five Collotype reproductions from the Proofs of "Ulysses" and "Tales of Shem and Shaun", together with a letter and notes thereon by J. Schwartz. Quarto. Original light green paper wrappers printed in black, single quire of 10 leaves bound with thread. With 5 full-page collotype facsimiles of Joyce's corrected proofs and an autograph letter to the printer of a section of Work in Progress. Small pencil correction to p. [8] ("conscience" instead of "conscious") Edges of wrappers faintly faded, tiny closed tear to fore edge of front wrapper. An excellent copy. Limited edition, number 87 of 90 copies. "James Joyce was a man of afterthoughts. His inspirations, as we can see from these much-corrected proofs of Ulysses, were successive. The first was a key, as it were, to a second, and the second to a third. His discovery of what he wished to say was like the conquest of Mexico. It began with the islands, touched the mainland, climbed to an astounding vision of pyramids and feathered warriors, and ended in the triumphant capture of Tenochtitlan. Shakespeare would have landed on the roof of Montezuma's palace by helicopter. Joyce had to take the longer, harder road. However, he got there in the end. And that, after all, is the only thing that matters" (Aldous Huxley).

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        The Little Horse Bus. With illustrations by Dorothy Craigie.

      Max Parrish, London 1952 - First Edition, first printing. 35pp. Red cloth lettered in gold at spine and with a gilt Craigie illustration to upper board. Pictorial endpapers. A little light spotting to front endpaper accompanying a millimetre or so of bleeding from publisher's top edge stain. A lovely copy in lightly dust marked pictorial dust wrapper with two short closed tears and a little rubbing to head and base of spine panel. Some light spotting to wrapper flaps. A delightfully illustrated story for children, Greene and Craigie's third offering following 'The Little Train' and 'The Little Fire Engine'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zorba The Greek

      London: John Lehman, 1952.. London: John Lehman, 1952. First edition in English, preceding the American edition by one year. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis. From the library of Odysseas Elytis, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1979. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Carl Wildman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Trade editions signed by Kazantzakis are exceptionally rare. Zorba the Greek is the epic tale of a young Greek intellectual who ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious Alexis Zorba. Kazantzakis has made a work of stunning genius. The book is about life. How does one live it? How does one deal with the vicissitudes of it? The tragedies? The failures? Does one stand on the sidelines of life and never jump in? Does one fear getting married or fear having children or fear doing any activity that could fail or come to naught? Zorba tells us what to do. And in the end, when the whole bloody mess comes falling down around us, and all our plans and schemes are for naught, what do you do? Dance. Dance as hard and as wild as you can. Spit and fume and sing and smash your heels into the dirt. And laugh at it all. the absurdity of worry and wondering. Zorba shows us the joy of just "being" and "doing." The novel was adapted into a successful 1964 film of the same name as well as a 1968 musical, Zorba.

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        [Typed Letter, Signed, to Charles Maurras]

      London. 24 August 1952. London. 24 August 1952.. One page, quarto. On 24 Russell Street letterhead. In French. Old folds from mailing, else very good. A warm letter, in French, to an elder colleague of many years, the French poet, critic and political theorist, Charles Maurras (1868 - 1952), written three months before the recipient's death. Addressed to "Cher monsieur et maître ...," Eliot thanks him for the copy of LA BALANCE INTÉRIEURE, then recently published, and (roughly translated) comments that "I was first of all very touched that you would have thought of me after so many years. I read certain of those poems with a delight that I experience only rarely with those poets called 'modern'; noting there above all the perfect accord between intelligence and feeling: a harmony that I appreciate to the highest degree in a world that is tending to lose at the same time both the spirit of order and the spirit of refinement ...." Signed in ink, and with the original typed envelope, bearing a forwarding address in an unknown hand to Maurras at the Clinique St. Gregoire. In March, due to his failing health, Maurras had been released from prison, where he had been sentenced to life on the basis of certain activities during the war. He entered a hospital, and then was transferred to the clinic in Tours where this letter was forwarded. Eliot translated one of Maurras's critical essays for THE CRITERION in 1928, and the following year dedicated DANTE to him.

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        Aquarell Blumenbild: Phytolaccaeae Ledenbergia

      . 1952. Maße: ca. 50 cm x 70,5 cm, unten links signiert und datiert, im Passepartoute, (leicht fleckig). - Rückseitig gestempelt: Atelier Astfalck-Vietz / Marta Astfalck-Vietz war eine deutsche Fotografin, Werbe- und Gebrauchsgraphikerin, sowie Pädagogin -

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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1952. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1952. First Edition of the author?s first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with some tiny chips and light wear and tear.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, First Shelf 1952 - Hardback book with original dust jacket. True First Edition/First Printing with first state dust jacket. Meets all collector's points: Blue cloth boards with silver lettering; Hemingway's name pressed on front board; the copyright 1952 with the "A" and Scribner's colophon below; DJ flap has the original $3.00 price intact; back dust jacket cover has the portrait of Hemingway with a blue tint; no mention of the Nobel Prize on the DJ; no deboss spot on back board. Jacket is mylar-protected. Condition: Strong, straight boards and binding. Crisp, clean pages. Free from any musty odors, dust jacket bright and clean. Flaws: slightest rubbing to a few small spots on bottom/top of boards. Two small chips to dust jacket on spine. Former owner's name written in fountain pen on inside, with later bookplate place on top. Photos will be available shortly. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Waldschwarze, und andere Erzählungen

      Bamberg Karl May Verlag, 1952 - 479 S. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Seiten alters- und papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, K14893 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 346 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna

      Milan: Libreria Editrice Politecnica Tamburini, 1952. Milan: Libreria Editrice Politecnica Tamburini,, 1952. Octavo. Original tan cloth-backed tan paper boards, titles to front board in black. Numerous black and white illustrations. Tiny bump to fore edge of front board. Contents faintly toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Erich Mendelsohn on the front free endpaper, "To Alexander and Cally Cochran, Erich Mendelsohn, [VII ?] 53", and with the recipients' bookplate on the front pastedown. Alexander Cochran was an American architect, who founded the firm Cochran, Stephenson and Donkervoet. This monograph, to which Mendelsohn contributed, was published for the Facoltà d'Architettura del Politenico in Milan.

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        The Penal Code of the Federated Malay States. The Criminal Procedure Code. The Evidence Ordinance. Notes and Commentaries from the Penal Code

      52 - Kuala Lumpur - Government Press, 1952. 52 - Kuala Lumpur - Government Press, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of scarce mid twentieth century legal publications from the Federation of Malay States. Comprising: 'The Penal Code of the Federated Malay States as extended throughout the Federation of Malaya by virtue of the Penal Code (Amendment and Extended Application) Ordinance, 1948' (1952); 'The Criminal Procedure Code of the Federated Malay States as extended to apply in the Malay States by virtue of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 1947, and incorporating all amendments up to 1st October 1951' (1951); 'The Evidence Ordinance of the Federation of Malaya', compiled by S. Kula Singam (1951); and 'Notes and Commentaries from the Penal Code' (1951). With a bookbinder's label forthe Caxton Press, Kuala Lumpur,to the front pastedown. There are regular blank ruled pages. The Federation of Malaya refers to the federation of eleven states - comprising nine Malay states and the British settlements of Penang and Malacca - that existed from 1948 until 1963, and was eventually superseded by Malaysia. Condition: In a leather-effect cloth binding. Externally,some shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright, with light foxing to endpapers and extreme outer margins, rarely affecting text. A rare primary source. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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