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        new furniture - neue möble - meubles nouveaux. I.

      Stuttgart, Hatje, 1952. XII +132 S. OLwd. EA. In deutscher, englischer und franz. Sprache. Erster von insgesamt 11 Bänden (bis 1973). Apart. - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl. (rückw. V.; Nr. a. R.), einige Bleistift-Anstr. im T., leicht fleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Fotos unter anderem von Otto Umber (Umbo). Design von Max Bill, Marcel Breuer, Luigi Columbini, Charles Eames, Egon Eiermann, Pierre Jeanneret (Le Corbusier), Florenz Knoll, Richard J. Neutra, Mies van der Rohe, Alberto Rosselli und Eero Saarinen. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Dial 'M' for Murder.

      New York, October 1952. Playbill printed on silk, mounted and framed at the time (visible surface c 35 x 14.5 cm) for for the pre-Broadway opening night of Knott's play at the Shubert Theatre, Washington, D.C., on 13 October 1952, signed by five members of the production, the director Milton Shubert, Anthony Dawson, Gusti Huber, Richard Derr, and the associate producer Emmett Rogers. This crime drama was turned into a 3-D film by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1954 after Knott had adapted his stage play for the film version. Was that the evening described by Thomas A. Bogar in the book American Presidents Attend the Theatre? 'The Gayety began its new season in September as the Sam S. Shubert Theater, under the personel management of Milton Shubert, sporting completely refurbished dressing rooms and a house to accommodate 1530 patrons. At Margaret's [president Harry S. Truman's daughter, author of murder mysteries and actress] urging the Truman's attended another pre-Broadway show there in October, Frederick Knott's Dial 'M' for Murder ... Her friend Maurice Evans played the thriller's lead ... [His] primary recollection of the evening was the presence everywhere of Secret Service agents. The First Family apeared to enjoy themselves thoroughly, and backstage afterward were generous "gracious and enthusiastic comments", inviting the cast to the White House later in the week' (p. 299). Provenance: This souvenir of the production was given by Knott to his fiancée at that time, the dedicatee of his published edition, "Muriel".

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Rolling Stones

      New York: Scribners, 1952. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A First Edition, First Printing. Near fine and appears unread in a price clipped near fine dust jacket. Some minute wear to the spine ends and darkening to the text block, else both volume and jacket are both near fine. .

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        THE POLLEN LOADS OF THE HONEY BEE A Guide to Their Identification By Colour and Form

      London: Bee Research Association Limited, 1952. Complete with text, chart of pollen load colours, 30 plates of pollen grain drawings, four colour plates and other illustrations by the author. Original dust jacket near fine with minimal wear, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions, no foxing. A fine bright copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Book.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. 200:112 mm. "La vie de la plupart des hommes est un chemin mort et ne mène à rien." - "Das Leben der meisten Menschen ist ein toter Weg und führt zu nichts. - François Mauriac erhielt 1952 den Nobelpreis für Literatur "für die durchdringende Seelenkenntnis und künstlerische Kraft, womit er in der Form des Romans das Drama des menschlichen Lebens deutet".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Les enfants du bon dieu

      - La table ronde, Paris 1952, 13x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 40 esemplari numerati sul filo puro solo grandi giornali. copia rara e piacevole con tutti i margini nonostante un piccolo strappo nel piede primo piano. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers.  Rare et agréable exemplaire à toutes marges en dépit d'une petite déchirure en pied du premier plat.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        EAST OF EDEN


      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        The Rolling Stones (1st edition)

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1952. 276 pages. First edition, 1st printing. Scribners A on copyright page. $2.50 price has been clipped and replaced with a small white bookstore price sticker. DJ is about nearly fine as the exterior is bright, clean and without chipping. The only flaw keeping this from grading nearly fine is a small vintage rocket ship sticker on the DJ spine. Book is tight and pages lay tight; seemingly undisturbed. Green cloth shows rubbing along edges and at corner tips. Light soiling to green cloth. Small faint inadvertan pen mark on cloth on rear. A neatly written gift inscription from 1952 on the FFEP. A solid copy in a bright DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books]
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        East of Eden

      New York: Viking, 1952. hardcover. fine. 602pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full green morocco, brown leather spine label, ruled and lettered in gilt. New York: Viking, 1952. First edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Mongol Jewellery

      Copenhagen, 1952. Paperback. UsedGood. Mongol Jewellery Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

      [Bookseller: SEATE SERVICES]
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      New York: Rinehart & Compnay, 1952. First edition of the first collection of the Peanuts cartoons. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes Charles M. Schulz." In very good condition with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Rare and desirable signed. Schulz's beloved cartoons have won him the National Cartoonists Society's Humor Comic Strip Award in 1962, the Reuben Award for 1955 and 1964, the Society's Elzie Segar Award in 1980, and the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. Interestingly, his cartoons have also awarded him an abundance of equally colorful honors and recognitions. In 1996, Schulz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, adjacent to Walt Disney's. And for his interest in sports he was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993 and then the Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2007.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        The Natural

      Harcourt Brace, NY 1952 - Gray cloth titled in gilt. Stated first edition of author's first book. PO name to ffep and rfep, spine toned/darkened, corners softened, gilt dulled. The DJ in mylar with flap price of $3.00 intact is chipped at spine head/corners, with edgewear, folds rubbed, slightly sunned at spine. A square sound copy, text body unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Die Stalinallee

      Verlag der Nation 1952 - 4to. Original cloth, dust-soiled. 224 pages. Clean internally. Rare and iconic Photobook. The title-page is dated 1952 though the license on the verso indicates that it was probably published a year later. This copy is part of an unrecorded limited edition of 50 copies, unknown to Parr/Badger. This copy is number 37 and is presented to Karl Troeder. Troeder was a loyal party member engaged with various newspapers and printers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RRB PHOTOBOOKS]
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        Alfred A. Knopf at 60

      Privately printed (designed by W.A. Dwiggins), [No place] 1952 - First edition. Fine in fine original unprinted acetate dustwrapper in about fine cardboard slipcase. One of 250 copies. A festschrift volume celebrating Knopf's 60th birthday with essays by Dwiggins, H.L. Mencken, B.W. Huebsch, John Hersey, and others. This copy Signed by Mencken and dated by him in 1952, in his post-stroke hand. Mencken had suffered a stroke in 1948 which left him largely incapacitated, and very few, if any, other copies of this title signed by him exist (in an online search we could find only one other post-1948 book signed by him offered for sale - that book published in early 1949). Rare thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        ANNE FRANK: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1952. First English language edition translated from the original Dutch. 7 1/2 in (18.5 cm) tall; 285 p. 1952 stated. First edition stated on copyright page and $3.00 on jacket flap. Top edge red. Publisher's black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Tight, clean binding. Clean text pages. Appears unread. Pictorial endpapers. Clean page block sides. Clean, unclipped dust jacket in clear protector. Lower rear board with shallow dent, front pastedown with neat last name under jacket flap, verso of front free endpaper with neat name dated 1952, margin with closed tear, pages slightly toned. Jacket spine somewhat pale though entirely legible, head with shallow chipping, lower rear panel with short closed tear. Anneliese Frank's diary documents her life in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Holland beginning in 1942. A well-preserved copy of a compelling book. Near fine / very good+.

      [Bookseller: Excelsa Scripta Rare Books]
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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's seal and "A" are present. Green cloth boards. Book Condition: Near Fine, tight spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, chipping, tears, price at the front flap in pen. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        The Book Collector (volumes 1-65, 1952-2016; Index 1952-1961)

      London, Queen Anne Press (imprint varies), 1952-2016. Sixty-six volumes (vol. 1: 18 cm; vols. 2-62: 22 cm), vol. 1 bound in blue buckram (original printed wrappers discarded), vols. 2-40 bound in harmonious shades of red buckram (wrappers retained in vols. 21-40), thereafter as issued in publisher's printed wrappers. Cumulative Index (vols. 1-10, 1952-1961) bound separately in matching red buckram. Annual indices bound-in (vols. 1-40; except in vols. 1, 3, where loosely inserted); in the unbound vols. 41-65 the indices are loosely inserted in the first part. - A superb, unbroken run of "the only journal in the world that deals with book collecting". ISSN 0006-7237. ¶ This set consists entirely of original issues, and is in excellent state of preservation, without marks of ownership. Most sets now entering the market are ex-library, or else partly in reprint (vols. 1-14 were reprinted by Kraus, Nendeln). ● Vols. 63-65 (2014-2015) are omitted from our photographs; they are present in the set.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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      New York: A Lion Book, [1952]. First edition. A very good to very good plus copy. Some mild edge rubbing, small crease to upper right corner, stress crease to middle spine/front edge. Cover was re-glued at some point. Cut edges color faded. (11733). Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Lion #99. Paperback original. The author's first paperback original, a dark novel of a psychopathic sheriff. Filmed in 1976 with Stacy Keach in the title role.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        THE DECISIVE MOMENT. Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952. [xvi] pages of text, followed by 126 black & white gravures, intersperesed with a few pages of text, and followed by [ix] pages of text. The original hardcover binding with bright color design by Matisse is minimally shelfworn. The original unclipped but unpriced dustjacket has a few small tears and creases, minimal toning to the spine, and a small area of minor discoloration on the front cover, and is lightly to moderately worn at the extremities; protected in archival mylar. Includes the original caption booklet. The text is clean and unmarked. With a foreword by the photographer, and a technical report to photographers by Richard L. Simon. This book with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson. This, the American edition was conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration fo Marguerite Lang. The engraving and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July 1952. Copyright page states: July 1952. First American edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine condition/Very good+ condition (DJ). Folio.

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1952. First edition of Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and one of his most famous works. Octavo, bound in full dark blue morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation. Upon its publication in 1952 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Old Man and the Sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year and was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. The novel reinvigorated Hemingway's literary reputation. It initiated a reexamination of his entire body of work. The novel was received with such alacrity, that it restored many readers' confidence in Hemingway's capability as an author. Indeed, the publisher even wrote on an early dust jacket, calling the novel a "new classic," and it was compared by many critics to such revered works as William Faulkner's "The Bear" and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Raine/Watkins Letters: Correspondence between Kathleen Raine, Vernon Watkins, Gwen Watkins, and others.

      London: Kathleen Raine, 1952-1993.(). Letters, postcards, greeting cards from British poet, scholar, and editor Kathleen Raine to poet Vernon Watkins, his wife Gwen Watkins, son Gareth, and Ruth Pryor, a Watkins scholar. 59 pieces in all. Kathleen Raine (1908 - 2003) began publishing in the 1930s, with her first book appearing in 1943. She published 12 volumes of poetry in her lifetime, a well-received autobiography, and many volumes of essays and criticism. Raine was a respected independent scholar of William Blake and W. B. Yeats. She also founded and edited Tenemos, a quarterly devoted to "the arts of the imagination," publishing articles on neo-platonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and other spiritual topics. Vernon Watkins (1906-1967), Anglo-Welsh poet, translator, and painter, was a close friend of poet Dylan Thomas. Though never as well known as Thomas, interest in his poetry has been growing since his death. His lush, intricately sounded poems, often on mythical or spiritual themes, went against the major poetic tendencies during his lifetime; their strengths can now be seen and appreciated.Gwen Watkins, his widow, worked to preserve and increase the reputation of her husband's poetry. She later taught at Oxford, and wrote books about her husband's friendship with Dylan Thomas, and about her experiences as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park in World War II (where she met her husband). Gareth Vernon Watkins, one of Watkins' sons, became a philosophy professor. Ruth Pryor was a scholar who edited Watkins' poems after his death, wrote about their use of myth and symbolism, and wrote general literary criticism. The largest group of letters, totaling 34 pieces from 1968 to 1987 (11 undated pieces), was written by Raine to Gwen Watkins, the poet's widow. The first in the series sends condolences on the poet's death and affirms his importance as a poet. The other letters revolve around publishing Watkins' unpublished poems, writing and commissioning articles about his work, and generally keeping his writing available. Two of the letters are typed on Tenemos letterhead. Attached to these letters are copies in typescript of articles on Watkins that Raine planned to publish in Tenemos. Eight letters (1983 to 1993, one undated) are addressed to both Gwen Watkins and scholar Dr. Ruth Pryor, and mostly discuss the editing of Watkins' poems and various efforts to publish them and commission scholarly articles about them. Six letters (1977 to 1984; one undated) are addressed to Ruth Pryor alone. Pryor was working intensively on editing Watkins' poems, and on writing about the symbolism she saw in them. Six letters (1952 to 1967, one undated) are addressed to Vernon Watkins. Raine wrote to Watkins as a fellow poet and to express her admiration for his writing. She visited him once at his home in Wales, a visit alluded to in the letters, and wrote to him in Seattle shortly before his death. One letter (1971) from Gareth Watkins to Gwen Watkins, his mother. Letter tells about his studies and a recent short vacation. There are also four Christmas cards, addressed to Gwen and to Gwen and Ruth, all undated, all signed by Raine. All letters are in autograph except for some of the letters on Tenemos letterhead, which Raine generally typed and signed.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Le guetteur mélancolique

      Gallimard 1952 - - Gallimard, Paris 1952, 12,5x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 26 exemplaires numérotés sur Madagascar, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice de Pablo Picasso, préface d'André Salmon. Rare et agréable exemplaire en dépit d'une petite déchirure en marge du second plat. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 26 numbered copies on Madagascar, head print. Illustrated book of a frontispiece by Pablo Picasso, preface by André Salmon. Rare and pleasant copy despite a small tear in the margin of the second board. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les enfants du bon dieu

      La table ronde 1952 - - La table ronde, Paris 1952, 13x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire à toutes marges en dépit d'une petite déchirure en pied du premier plat. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, only leading copies. Rare and pleasant copy at all margins despite a small tear in the foot of the first board. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Art of Rosaleen Norton With poems by Gavin Greenlees

      Sydney: Walter Glover, 1952 Rare uncensored publication #515 of 650 in cloth .One original art work by miss Norton .printed on Glastonbury Ivory Antique,supplied by Messrs.B.j Ball Ltd.30 BW PRINTS including the two banned prints ( Fohat & The Adversary)This copy is in excellent condition, the spine has never been fully opened ,both ribbons are in tact , dust jacket is in excellent condition,contained in protective sleeve.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Bidgood]
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      Wingate, 1952. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; red cloth boards have some minor wear at spine ends; some white paint spots on front board; pages are clean and binding tight. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Perspectives for the Lawrason Driscoll Residence, Novato, California. (Possible address 405 Gage Lane)

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, June 1952 - August 1952.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 16 sheets. Job #232, for Lawrence Driscoll (1908-1982), Attorney at Bronson, Bronson and Mckinnon. File Numbers 1927 and 4065. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        HOLE IS TO DIG

      - (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. A HOLE IS TO DIG by Ruth Krauss. NY: Harper and Row (1952). 12mo (5 1/2 x 6 3/4"), pictorial cloth, Harper Crest edition, Fine in fine dust wrapper, Later printing. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED TO HERBERT HOSMER BY SENDAK: "FOR HERB HOSMER FOR ALL HIS GENEROSITY" WITH A CHARMING DRAWING OF A LITTLE BOY HOLDING A SIGNED THAT SAYS "HI". Hosmer was an important figure in the world of collectible children's books. In an article about Hosmer by John Cech he mentions that Hosmer and Sendak were good friends and that "Sendak credits Hosmer with having made him aware of and equally excited about these valuable and elusive artifacts of children's culture." A nice association. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The art of Rosaleen Norton : with poems by Gavin Greenlees (Signed by Norton and Greenlees)

      Sydney : Walter Glover, 1952. 'This edition limited to one thousand copies, three hundred and fifty of which are bound in leather and six hundred and fifty with fabric. The first twenty copies include an original coloured work by Miss Norton. The number of this copy is 461' (colophon). Quarto, red cloth boards (some fading) with gilt stamped lettering and design, in original pictorial dust jacket (mild foxing and staining, chipped at head and tail of spine and corners, rear panel chipped at top edge and with tear and creasing at bottom edge), illustrated endpapers; a presentation copy for an unnamed recipient, inscribed in ink by the artist on the colophon (page 5) 'Audley, Oct. 2nd 1952 (birthday). Rosaleen Norton', with the full signature of Gavin Greenlees beneath; pp 79, illustrated with 31 full page monochrome plates; light foxing to preliminaries and last few leaves, spotting to fore-edges, occasional marginal foxing, otherwise internally very good. A rare surviving example - signed by both of its creators - of this suppressed publication, one of the major causes célèbres of Australian publishing and censorship. The art of Rosaleen Norton, featuring works by the occultist Norton, the infamous Witch of King's Cross, accompanied by the poems of Gavin Greenlees, her collaborator and lover, was published in Sydney in 1952 in an edition limited to 1000 numbered copies (350 leather-bound, 650 in cloth). It achieved permanent notoriety when it became the first Australian art publication to be censored. The sexually explicit nature of some of Norton's artwork led to Glover being charged with producing an obscene publication and a court order ruling that the work could only continue to be distributed on the condition that they no longer contained the two offending plates. These plates - The Adversary and Fohat - are both present in the copy we offer here, which was inscribed by Rosaleen Norton on her 35th birthday, shortly after the book's publication. It is likely that 'Audley' refers to the location in the Royal National Park where the book was signed, presumably during a birthday outing. The following extract from Keith Richmond's essay Lewd, lascivious and lubricious : collecting the literature we weren't suppose to read (in Oz Arts Magazine, no.12, Sept /​ Dec 1995, pp 108-116) provides a concise history of this controversial publication: "... artist Rosaleen Norton and her poet-companion Gavin Greenlees probably knew there was something amiss when the first review of their book, The Art of Rosaleen Norton, appeared in the Sunday Sun under the title 'Witches, demons on rampage in weird Sydney sex book '. It was September 1952. Cold War puritanism was at its peak, and the pair surely knew that someone would take offence at the esoteric symbolism, biting satire and skilfully drawn if sometimes bizarre nudes which filled Norton 's work. They probably did not expect a reaction quite as intense as that of Mrs. Woodward of the Progressive Housewives' Association who appealed to the Chief Secretary, Mr. Kelly, to ban the book and then went on to tell the Daily Mirror: 'Burning it isn't good enough; all copies should be burnt and the plates destroyed.' Shortly thereafter the Postmaster General advised the publisher, Walter Glover, that he was barred from sending copies through the post on grounds of obscenity. New South Wales police then served summonses on him for publishing and selling an obscene book, and on Tonecraft Pty. Ltd. for having printed it. Glover pleaded 'not guilty' to both charges, and a long drawn out series of hearings began. In court, each picture was subjected to intense scrutiny and debate, and on one occasion the artist was in the witness box for two hours, explaining the symbolism behind them. Defence Counsel, Mr. Shand, contended that the obvious intention of the book was to convey ideas, through symbols: 'The book must be taken as a whole, and the drawings studied with the written matter beside them. The book has a logical story, told in a graphic way, of various opposing influences.' On February 5, 1953, Mr. Solling S.M., ruled that two of Rosaleen Norton's drawings, 'The Adversary' and 'Fohat', were 'obscene and on offence to chastity and delicacy' and Glover was fined £5 plus costs for having sold the book. The other charge of publishing the book was later withdrawn. Tonecraft Pty. Ltd., who had pleaded guilty to having printed the book, were fined the token sum of £1. Glover planned on appeal but had to back down because of lack of funds. In 1953, Customs also took up the ban on the book, preventing the return of copies that had been sent to an overseas publisher. The mechanics of the N.S.W. ban were such that Glover was not prohibited altogether from selling the book; legal advice suggested that all he had to do was black out the offending pictures. He subsequently got to work on some of the copies, running a roller dipped in printer's ink neatly over the two offending plates so that they were completely obliterated, thereby fulfilling both the legal requirements and none-too-subtly drawing attention to the fact that the book hod been censored. His heart was not in these unexpected alterations, which proved ultimately to be unsuccessful, as he was still barred from sending the book through the post and not many local booksellers were interested in taking mutilated copies of a book tarred with the brush of 'obscenity'. The project was financially ruinous for Glover, and he drifted into bankruptcy. Ironically, amongst the assets that were taken over by the government receiver were the rights to the supposedly obscene book. The Art of Rosaleen Norton thus took its place in Australian history as the first locally produced art book to be successfully prosecuted. Copies of the original edition are now scarce, although oddly the 'uncensored' cloth-bound first edition is the most common of the variants that appear...."

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        Chronos, Eros, Thanatos (Envoi De Marie Bonaparte À S. Nacht)

      Presses Universitaires De France 1952 - In-8° broché, 156 pages, couverture jaunie. Très bel et long envoi autographe de Marie Bonaparte à S. Nacht sur la page de garde. Sacha Nacht, né le 23 septembre 1901 à Racacini (commune de Roumanie actuellement nommée R?c?ciuni) et mort le 25 août 1977 à Paris, est un psychanalyste français. Il a été président de la Société psychanalytique de Paris. Sacha Nacht fait ses études secondaires et sa première année de médecine en Roumanie, puis, confronté au numerus clausus qui concerne les étudiants juifs, il s'exile en France en 1920. Il se tourne vers la neurologie sous l'influence du professeur Charles Foix et soutient une thèse intitulée Contribution à l'étude de l'anatomie pathologique des myélites syphilitiques en général et de leurs formes progressives en particulier. Nacht s'oriente ensuite vers la psychiatrie et travaille comme interne à l'hôpital Sainte-Anne dans le service du professeur Henri Claude. Il fait une analyse avec Rudolph Loewenstein, durant deux ans et demi, puis il tente une analyse avec Sigmund Freud, à Vienne (juillet-septembre 1936) à laquelle Freud met fin car il estime ne pas comprendre l'allemand de Nacht. Celui-ci reprend, sur le conseil de Freud, une analyse, avec Heinz Hartmann, d'abord à Vienne, puis lorsque Hartmann s'installe à Paris, dans cette ville. Sacha Nacht est élu membre de la Société psychanalytique de Paris en 1928, puis membre titulaire en 1929. Il rejoint en 1931 le Laboratoire de psychothérapie et de psychanalyse créé dans le service du Pr H. Claude1. Il réussit au concours de médecin des asiles, mais ne prend pas de poste de chef de service hospitalier. Il se fait connaître par son rapport intitulé Le Masochisme. Étude historique, clinique, psychogénique et thérapeutique présenté à la IVe conférence des psychanalystes de langue française (1938)1. Il se marie en 1935 et a un fils ; Jacques Lacan et Sylvia Bataille seront les témoins à son second mariage, en 1952. En 1947, il succède à John Leuba à la présidence de la Société psychanalytique de Paris. Il collabore avec Jacques Lacan, qui est le second rapporteur à la XIe conférence des psychanalystes de langue française (Nacht présente un texte intitulé « Les manifestations cliniques de l'agressivité et leur rôle dans le traitement psychanalytique » (Bruxelles, 1948), avec Serge Lebovici en 1956 (« Les indications et contre-indications de cure psychanalytique », en 1955, avec René Diatkine et Jean Favreau, ils présentent « Le Moi dans la relation perverse », en 1958, avec Paul-Claude Racamier, « La théorie psychanalytique des délires », en 1960, avec René Held, « Maladies ou malade psychosomatique ? ». En 1947, Sacha Nacht devient président de la Société psychanalytique de Paris. Il est vice-président de l'Association psychanalytique internationale de 1957 à 1969. Il radicalise sa position, notamment au moment de la création de l'Institut de psychanalyse de Paris, face à Daniel Lagache et Jacques Lacan, jusqu'à la scission du 16 juin 1953. Il prend la direction de l'Institut inauguré le 1er juin 1954 jusqu'à ce qu'une fronde des membres conduise à l'élection de Serge Lebovici en 19621. Durant sa direction, il a contribué à créer le Centre de diagnostic et de traitement (1954) et le Séminaire de perfectionnement (1958). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment

      Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris 1952 - First American edition. In publisher's paper-covered boards decorated by Matisse, in a price-clipped dust jacket replicating design on boards, with captions book laid in. Good. Binding weak and fragile with pages pulling from binding, and with exposure to multiple hinges. Paper covered boards toned at the spine and edges, lightly worn at spine ends. The dust jacket is toned and lightly soiled, with spine joints completely reinforced with tape to the verso and occasionally to the front side as well, spine panel is toned and lightly water stained. A mediocre survival of a notoriously fragile book and dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aphorismes. [Cahiers] - SIGNED PROOFS.

      - Three-page proof set from the 1952 publication of the artist's aphorisms "Le Jour et la Nuit : Cahiers de Georges Braque, 1917-1952," identified here as "Cahiers," stamped on the first page "11 AVR 1951," with the artist adding his name in brown ink for the publication under the title "de / G. Braque." Paper toned, else fine. 16.5 x 25 cm Braque's aphorisms on art, said to have been originally jottings on the margins of drawings, were first collected and published in 1917.

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        Album of Photographs, Featuring Uncommon Scenes from Hargeisa and Araweh in Somalia, and Also Several Views in Aden.

      British Somaliland, Yemen, 1952-1953. Album of photographs taken by Lieutenant Barry A. Biemans of the Royal Fusiliers, East Surrey Regiment (Army identification number 295115), during his foreign service with the Somaliland Scouts, featuring uncommon scenes from Hargeisa and Araweh in Somalia, and also several views in Aden. Contains approximately 340 gelatin silver print photographs, four colour postcards, as well as 4 urgent manuscript despatches, military documents and ephemera, two maps showing patrol routes and defence strategies, a manuscript shooting practice roll, and a contemporary newspaper report, all mounted onto black cardstock leaves and captioned with much detail. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 4 x 3,75 cm, and the largest 20 x 16 cm. Oblong 8vo. black cloth albums, each measuring approximately 30 x 24 cm, Significant wear and fading to boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition internally, with an abundance of photographs and more. Lieutenant Barry A. Biemans was assigned to the "Somaliand Scouts" - a Brigade in the British Army tasked with the defense of the British protectorate. Although serving in the MT Section [Mechanical Transport] he was also involved in patrolling roadways, and in transmitting critical communications throughout the vast region, evidently travelling on horseback for hand-to-hand delivery. During his 7 months of service in the Somaliland Protectorate, there were numerous incidents of indigenous groups invading and looting others, as well as armed resistance movements aimed at reducing British policing efforts. Frequently travelling alone and sometimes overnighting precariously in a small group, the young lieutenant fearlessly fulfilled his role in defending the protectorate, indigenous civilians, and his fellow countrymen. [As well sa political unrest, in 1951 the eastern part of Somaliland Protectorate also fell victim to a drought-caused famine which had resulted from the failure of both spring and autumn rains in 1950. The people of this area being nomadic, were forced to migrate with their flocks to summer grazing areas further south. Elders and children, however, who were unable to face the journey were left behind with a certain amount of stock. By September 1950 many of them were near starvation and Government relief was initiated. Camps were set up at Erigavo, Berbera and Burao to house and care for camps some 9,000 people, mainly women and children and elderlies by March 1951. The British famine relief budget amounted to £50,000 which included rations, tents, and transport of destitute people from outlying districts. Able-bodied men were employed on public works. Some voluntary aid was also in place. Most of the tribes had to stay in the southern grazing areas and suffered heavy losses of stock.] The lieutenant's photographs, documents and manuscript annotations, together form a superlative and highly visual account of the state of affairs in British Somaliland during the final years of British rule, revealing firsthand participation in quelling tribal rebellions against the constabulary and their pillaging of village civilians. The album begins on 1 November 1951 as the lieutenant is settled in H.M. Tower of London, the Regimental Headquarters of the Royal Fusiliers. Photographs taken in London ten days later capture military regiments participating in the Remembrance Day parade. An official drafting notice dated 2 January 1952 confirms that his departure will be 14 January 1952. He leaves from Liverpool on M.V. Empire Pride. During a short stop for provisions at Algiers, he acquired some colour postcards and a photograph of the women in burkhas, doing the same at Port Said. The passage through the Suez Canal is well photographed and illustrate the Anglo-Egyptian power struggles of the period. Biemans was on one several vessels in a convoy, including distant views of shore scenes including a group of tents for the Grenadier Guards, an Egyptian policeman faintly seen amidst the trees, a simple control point, the gunner and carrier guard ferry, canon smoke seen in the distant sky coming from Ismailia, British and Navy warships, and so forth. He disembarks at Aden 2 February 1952, first capturing views of the Officer's Club at Tarshyne Bay, and then photographs of "Little Aden" some ten miles from the principle city. A lovely panoramic view of the crater hills surrounding Fort Tarshyne is composed of four snapshots carefully aligned. Aerial views show the city of Aden, the harbour, the surrounding crater hills, the RAF encampment, and Barracks Hill with Fort Tarshyne in the distance. Local Aden policemen are standing on guard at various locations within the city. Seldom seen photographs of Kraytar are also present [also known as Crater, its official name is Seera, a district of the Aden Governorate, situated within a crater of an ancient volcano which forms the Shamsan Mountains]. Other scenes include a lovely Arab dhow being constructed, and two views of the ancient Cisterns of Tawila, or the Tawila Tanks. By air, Biemans is brought to Hargeisa, capital of the British Somaliland protectorate since 1941. First are the views of the army camp, not often seen today, including sleeping quarters, mess, post office, airport, headquarters, offices, etc. He also photographs some of his colleagues, and an armed regiment of indigenous men employed as guards within the British Army, a ceremonial march of soldiers to honour a retiring officer. In Hargeisa itself, we see the gated entrance to the governor's house decorated with old Italian canons, an outdoor market place, civilian homes, and two Somali policemen with long-sleeved shirts and tall peaked straw hats standing guard on the road leading to the city. Views of a former camp at Sik, some 70 miles from Hargeisa, and scenes from the journey through the desolate regions in between, include rifle and bayonet practice, physical exercises, patrol duty in open terrain, and scenes from a Somali wedding, including the procession and female dancers. A manuscript outlined map of patrol routes, drawn by Biemans, accompanies the somewhat ominous images, and further illustrates the daunting task of patrol duty. Also fascinating is a manuscript record of weapons training, with several soldiers' names, rounds shot, and their finger prints taken in ink in lieu of signature. Precision shooting was a skill of great value to those posted in desolate regions with limited ammunition and communication options. On 18 August 1952, Biemans departs from Somaliland by air, enjoying a short stay in Aden, then taking a two week leave in Egypt before returning to England by way of Benghazi and Tripoli. The album was evidently assembled a few months after his return home, as he remarks, next to the Egypt photographs, that entry into Cairo was forbidden to the English in 1952-1953, or at least to the sites of Giza, probably after the declaration of a Republic in Egypt in 1953.. Photo.

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      - The Prime Minister's broadcast February 7, 1952. Pp. [vi]+28(last blank)+[2](acknowledgements and printer's device), frontispiece portrait plus 1 full page portrait, patterned endpapers printed in red; 6 x 4 cm.; bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in deep red crushed levant morocco, lettered and decorated in gilt; a.e.g.; Achille J. St. Onge, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1952. Edition limited to 750 copies. Cohen A262.2a, primary binding; Bondy, pp. 169-170. *Miniature book. Printed at The Chiswick Press, London. According to Cohen, only 100 copies were issued in this binding, the other 650 being in a 'dark purplish blue'. Achille St. Onge (1913-1978) published nearly 50 miniature books between 1935 and 1977, all of which were noted for their high quality of content and production. Louis Bondy, the English authority on miniature books, described his contribution as 'outstanding. With an uncanny instinct he chose texts which appealed and his standards of production were very high, reflecting his almost fanatical devotion to the world of minibibliophily'. The text is Churchill's address to the nation after the death of George VI, with two royal portraits by photographers Yousuf Karsh of Ottawa, and Dorothy Wilding of London. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. Blue cloth binding, one of three variant binding colors (the others being red and green) with no priority established. Basis for the iconic 1984 film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close and Kim Basinger. Very Good+ with some scuffs to the rear board in a bright Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has some restoration at the heel, and now presents beautifully, with none of the usual fading. Very Good + in Very Good dust jacket. Very Good + in Very Good dust jacket.

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        Shizhuzhai Jianpu (Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Paper)

      4 vols., facsimile edition of the 17th century work from the Ten Bamboo Studio showcasing a variety of paper samples with original colorful woodblock decoration, augmented with the gonghua technique of blindstamping and printed in multiple colors, decorative motifs include flowers and trees, vases, furniture, landscapes, butterflies, animals, and figures. Profusely illustrated throughout. 4to. Four volumes with orig. handmade paper wrpps. with flecked gold leaf decoration, bound with brown silk cord, housed together in a folding boards portfolio covered with silk brocade, label mounted to front cover, with two bone closures. Some slight browning to label and inside of portfolio. Beijing (Rongbao Zhai) 1952. The original work was published at the end of the Ming period, circa 1644-1645, and was compiled by Zhengyan, a late Ming dynasty seal carver. First printed on poetry-writing paper, it contained some characters from classic tales and utilized a special printing process that allowed for printing of multiple shades and colors, augmented with blindstamping. Few copies of the original survived, but one was discovered by historian Zheng Zhenduo and author Lu Xun in the 1930's. This copy became the master copy of the Republic and was the source of the first reprint in 1935. However, the master copy was in poor condition and the subsequent reprint was incomplete. In 1952 the Rongbao Zhai studio in Beijing issued a faithful reproduction of the original 17th century work, recutting blocks and incorporating the original "gonghua" blindstamping technique. In his work on the Ten Bamboo Studio, Jan Tschichold called this work "the finest issue. An incomparably perfect facsimile; the best printed book of modern times anywhere."

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Press 1952. 602 pp. Recent dark green half moroco over dark green cloth. Raised bands to spine with maroon leather title label & gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. New endpapers. First edition, first issue (with 'bite' for 'bight'). . Very Good. Half Calf. First Edition, First Issue. 1952. 8vo..

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        Larousse mèdical illustrè

      LIBRAIRIE LAROUSSE, 1952. Francese 3,08 Tomo rilegato in simil pelle, con titolo in oro al piatto e al dorso. Sovracoperta con alette. Risguardi illustrati. Pgine in buono stato, leggermente brunite ai tagli. LXI ( 61 ) tavole illustrate in nero, XL ( 40 ) a colori fuori testo, MMCXXIII ( 2123 ) incisioni e un fascicolo di VIII ( 8 ) trasparenti a colori sull' anatomia umana. USATO

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        Zorba the Greek

      John Lehmann, London, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Stein -- Dustwrapper. VII, 8 - 319, [1] pages, original illustrated dustjacket. Please refer to the attached images which show the major faults with this copy. the image showing the offset tanning of pages 8/9 is of a bookmark from the National Gallery, London, with the image and text reversed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Illustrator: Stein -- Dustwrapper. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Greece; Inventory No: 0272579. .

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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's seal and "A" are present. Green cloth boards. Book Condition: Near Fine, tight spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, chipping, tears, price at the front flap in pen. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        De ronde kant van de aarde. Tekeningen [7] van Karel Appel. Tekst van Hans Andreus.

      (Parijs, eigen beheer, mei 1952). Drie losse vouwbladen (zonder omslag). (12) p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 100 [door Andreus] genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Mooi exemplaar met slechts twee scheurtjes in het laatste blad.l Exemplaar met handgeschreven opdracht van Andreus op de titelpagina: 'Parijs, Juni '52/ Voor Bert Schierbeek/ ? [gedrukt:] Hans Andreus'.De tweede dichtbundel van Andreus, zijnde de eerste geïllustreerde bundel en de eerste in eigen beheer, met zeven (paginagrote) illustraties van Appel. Dit exemplaar schonk Andreus bij verschijnen aan zijn jonge vriend en mede-Vijftiger Bert Schierbeek. Van De ronde kant van de aarde zijn enkele exemplaren bekend met een vergelijkbare opdracht aan een bevriende kunstenaar. Al deze exemplaren hebben een laag nummer. Dit exemplaar is genummerd '13'.Het ontbreken van het omslag wordt ruimschoots gecompenseerd door deze belangrijke provenance.Slagter 22.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Scribners, 1952. First Edition (first printing). The last work of fiction published in his lifetime by the Nobel Prize winning author of THE SUN ALSO RISES and A FAREWELL TO ARMS, the story of an aging and unlucky fisherman as he tries to bring in a giant marlin. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for the film. Near Fine/Near Fine. A neat previous owner's name to the front free end paper, a small snag on the front dust jacket panel and very slight rubbing at the head and foot of the jacket spine -- makes a bright, clean appearance. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Images à La Sauvette with Les Européens and Des Européens

      Paris: Éditions Verve and Maison Européene de la Photographie / Seuil, 1952, 1955, 1997. Spine of Images à La Sauvette shows wear and a little loss at the head and heel, else a very good copy in the distinctive boards illustrated by Matisse. Les Européens is worn at the spine ends and noticeably dented along the top two inches of the edge of the rear board, else a good copy in boards illustrated by Miró. The third book, Des Européens, is near fine in a near fine jacket.. First Editions. Two small folios; quarto. Magnificent association copies of the highest historical caliber, with both Images à La Sauvette (The original, French edition of The Decisive Moment) and Les Européens inscribed by Cartier-Bresson to his close friend and cofounder of Magnum, Chim (Danny Seymour). The inscription in Images à La Sauvette directly references Chim's landmark document of the dispossessed children of WWII, Children of Europe: "à Chim / bon logicien et vieil ami / qui fit le livre sur les Enfants d'Europe / Henri." Les Européens reads: "à Chimon / avec nos vieilles amitiés / Henri / Eli" (Eli was Cartier-Bresson's first wife, Ratna Mohini.) And the third book, Des Européens, is lovingly inscribed by Cartier-Bresson to Chim's sister-in-law: "des Europeénnes / a Eileene / avec toute mon affection / Henri (le frère spirituel / de Chimon). After Robert Capa died in 1954, Chim became President of Magnum. A scant two years later, he was killed by Egyptian machine gun fire in the aftermath of the Suez Canal crisis. Given the importance of both Images à La Sauvette and Les Européens, the existence of these association copies linking Cartier-Bresson to one of his greatest compatriots constitutes one of highest watermarks in the history of 20th century photographic literature.

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