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        The Decisive Moment. Foreword by the photographer. Afterword by R.L. Simon

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Folio, x, (160) pp. With 126 heliogravure black-and-white plates. Caption booklet (12 pp.) loosely inserted, as issued. Original decorated boards, designed by Matisse. Decorated dust jacket, of the same design (small chips at edges, slightly worn, inoffensive tape at head and crown, former ownerÕs rubberstamps on upper and lower jacket. First printing of some of the most famous photographic images of the 20th century. Conceived and composed by TŽriade (and simultaneously published in France by ƒditions Verve); the plates were printed by Draeger Frres and the technical note at the end of the book describes how important was the role played by the printers in creating the prints from miniature negatives. The binding design is an elaborate decoupage composition by Matisse, made specifically for the work.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Ivory Grin

      Alfred A. Knopf 1952 - Very good in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book has slight edgewear and sun fading along the spine. Previous owner's name is inscribed on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket has the original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap. Negligible chipping at the corners and spine ends. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        the Natural

      Harcourt, Brace and Company 1952 - Octavo, original gray boards, spine panel lettered in gold. First edition. First printing with "first edition" on copyright page; jacket priced $3.00. The author's first book. Like Isaac Bashevis Singer, he is "fascinated by the intersection of the commonplace and the grotesque ." - Harte and Riley (eds), 200 Contemporary Authors, p. 174. Kosofsky A1. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with a small closed tear on the top front of the jacket. This is a review copy with a review card from Harcourt Brace and Company stating the publication date is August 21st. $3,750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Air Mexicain by Benjamin Peret

      Paris: Librairie Arcanes. 1952. One of 24+ copies with an extra suite from a total issue of 274: l on Van Gelder; 24 on Renage with an extra suite numbered; 229 on B.F.K. de Rives; 20 H.C., this copy is on B.F.K. Rives but contains the extra suite of lithographs on Renage. & Together with: autograph letter signed by the author, Benjamin Peret, concerning the physical makeup of this book and another single sheet that is the copy for the colophon, with holograph envelope, fine.& Page size: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.Bound: loose in original wrappers printed in red and black, housed in publisher&#39;s pink slipcase, fine. Peret&#39;s hommage to Mexico (his adopted country after the fall of France in 1941) is beautifully presented with four splendid color lithographs by the great Mexican artist, Rufino Tamayo. The text is printed over outline lithographs of pre-Columbian forms in pink by the artist. The text was handset and printed by M. Arrault et Cie; the lithographs were editioned at the studios of M. Desjobert. This is a fine copy of one of Tamayo&#39;s most "Mexican" and beautiful books. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/3312.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        Nelson Mandela Silver Gelatin Print

      11x14 Silver Gelatin Print of Nelson Mandela, Dr. Moroka, and Yusuf Dadoo during the Defiance Campaign Trial of 1952. Signed by both Mandela [on the image] and the photographer, Jurgen Schadeberg (signed and stamped on the verso by Schadeberg and also signed on the front). Nelson Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, the Order of Merit and Order of St. John by, Queen Elizabeth II and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush. "Mandela rightly occupies an untouched place in the South African imagination. He is the national liberator, the saviour, its Washington and Lincoln rolled into one" (Newsweek).

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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Scribner, 1952.. Cloth. First edition in book form. Spine a shade sunned through jacket, but a very good copy, in dust jacket with crease along spine panel and some short tears and shallow chips along top edge. HANNEMAN A24a.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner&#146;s Sons, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket is rich in color with NO fading to the spine. This First Issue dustjacket has NO chips or tears. The book is in fabulous shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this true first edition in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DECISIVE MOMENT

      New York & Paris: Simon & Schuster/ Verve, 1952. First printing. Very Good/very good. 11 x 14 1/4 inches. 126 B&W plates. Includes Captions pamphlet. Condition of the book is Very Good; Dust jacket has helped keep covers very clean with slight toning to the spine, first 4 pages dog-eared at bottom corner, text & illustrations are very clean, binding is tight. Dust jacket is Very Good; Moderate foxing and soiling to covers, spine and top edge of front cover slightly toned, small losses at spine ends and one corner, price-clipped, in new mylar wrapper. Photography RGR

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        *Signed* Black Reconstruction: An essay towards a history of the part which black folk played in the attempt to reconstruct democracy in America, 1860-1880

      Albert Saifer, 1952. reprint. Hardcover. Acceptable. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by W. E. B. Du Bois on the fly, not quite inscribed. A Poor, nay Bad copy -- but with an authentic autograph of the famed American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Although it gives the appearance of being inscribed to John Wilson, "W. E B Du Bois / Nov 24, 1954 / for / -&#39;&#39;- / John Wilson / --&#39;&#39;--" The former owner John Wilson had previously signed his name on the fly (of all his books). When he met and got W.E.B. Du Bois to autograph this copy Du Bois signed _around_ the previous John Wilson signature. Even had this been unknown, it is obvious from differing handwriting. The fly page with the autograph is quite sharp and only slightly age toned with little wear. You could remove it and it would frame up quite nicely - if that is your desire. The book itself is a mess. The front hinge (the inside portion of the flexible fold where book cover meets the book spine) is firm, but the rear hinge is split & the joints (the exterior flexible fold where book cover meets book spine) are split. The cover has been taped, poorly, with scotch tape and black _duct tape_. There are some pencil underlinings and marks to the text. There is rub-through to the corners. There is a waterstain to the top spine and covers, although it does not affect the signed page. Reprint of the 1935 Harcourt, Brace & Co hardcover. 746 pages.. * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our www.aCastleofBooks.com watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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        The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 1929-1941 The Great Depression

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Herbert Hoover on the title page. An excellent near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the foot of the spine and extremities. It is doubtful if any other American public figure of comparable position has written any autobiographical fragment with anything like its unstudied and natural literary quality....His book is genuinely historic" (Newsweek).

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        The Art of Ernest Hemingway - Review Copy with Publishers Compliment Slip

      Peter Nevill, London 1952 - First Edition - First Printing - REVIEW COPY - with Compliment slip laid in at front of book - With the Compliments of: PETER NEVILL LTD - 50 Old Brompton Road - London SW7 - Review copy: Ernest Hemingway - Att: Mr. G.H. Garrett - Telephone Kensington 5233 - [there are some handwritten notes on the back of the compliment slip] - CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: The original dustjacket accompanies this book. The dustjacket is complete, with price to inner prelim. Browned in general with age. Lightly soiled to lighter areas, with very small areas of scuffing [mainly corners]. Now housed in a plastic archival sleeve for future protection. [can be removed from the sleeve if you want though]. - Green cloth with golden/gilt title to the spine. Lightening to the cloth on 2mm at the bottom of the front board and spine. Boards are very clean and tightly bound to the inner page block. Has retained such a good condition because it has always been housed by the original dustjacket. The complimentary slip is laid in. [images show you the slip] - There was also a few pages of handwritten notes, which may have been written by a critic but I don't know who has written this. - It starts: There can be no objection to the economy of it's style, in which Atkin to Maupassant; alert, brisk and readable - it is the fact that the style is prefabricated to obtain a startling impression. By a wholly unsubstantial view of ????????? and ?????? - a view more difficult for the English reader to see through, distracted as he is by the piquancy of the Yankee edge. Let us face it the dialogue that Hemingway has ????? is farcical - to see it we must imagine the equivalent of a Bertie Wooster, torn out of his time and into the ???? of spivdom, the very sort of Englishman we see in "?????" except that this is EH the authors conscious view of an authoritative Englishman. Émile Faguet [critic Paris University] - Maupassant: "a coarse brute without brains". - [end of handwritten pages] - There is some browning and foxing throughout the book. There are several photographic images of Ernest Hemingway to accompany his life story. There are 245 pages and apart from the foxing and browning, they are all present and tightly bound. E N D - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Suggested Interpretation of the Quantum Theory in Terms of Hidden Variables, Parts I and II," in The Physical Review, 85 (1952)

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of both parts I and II of David Bohm&#39;s deterministic &#39;Hidden Variables Approach to Quantum Theory.&#39; Bohm&#39;s &#39;Hidden Variables&#39; interpretation is the basis of the De Broglie-Bohm Theory (or Bohmian Mechanics) and extends the Pilot Wave Theory to cover multiple particles. Bohm published an account of quantum theory that was fully deterministic, but which gave exactly the same experimental predictions as those of conventional quantum mechanics. In this theory, probabilities arise from ignorance of certain details. This remarkable discovery led John Bell to re-examine von Neumann&#39;s argument stating that this was impossible and to exhibit the flawed assumption on which this erroneous conclusion had been based" (Polkinghorne, Quantum Theory). ALSO included is Bohm and Pine&#39;s seminal quartet of papers, "A Collective Description of Electron Interactions: II. Collective vs. Individual Particle Aspects of the Interactions." The papers illustrate the Bohm-Pines idea that the physics of the electron fluid can be divided up into high-energy collective "plasmon modes" and low energy electron quasiparticles. In this landmark group of papers, Bohm and Pines realized that they could realized that they could separate the strongly interacting gas via a unitary transformation into two well-separated sets of excitations, high-energy collective oscillations of the electron gas, called plasmons, and low energy electrons. The Pines-Bohm paper is a progenitor of the idea of renormalization: the idea that high-energy modes of the system can be successively eliminated to give rise to a renormalized picture of the residual low energy excitations. Part II present here specifically breaks the theoretical practice into six elements. ALSO included in this volume is C. N. Yang&#39;s seminal paper "The Spontaneous Magnetization of a Two-Dimensional Ising Model" in which the model is calculated exactly with the result also giving the long-range order in the lattice. This is the first publication of a derivation for the square lattice and Yang&#39;s proof is considered a mathematical tour-de-force. ALSO included are the following other papers of great import: Deutsch and Brown&#39;s letter "Zeeman Effect and Hyperfine Splitting of Positronium" and Bethe and Butler&#39;s "A Proposed Test of the Nuclear Shell Model." CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Volume 85, 1952. Quarto. (10.5 x 8 inches; 262 x 200mm). Original wraps, complete issue housed in custom maroon cloth covered box that is gilt-lettered at the spine and on the front board. Minor fading around the edges of the journal issue; professional repair at the spine. Bright and clean within. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Foundation and Empire

      New York: Gnome Press, 1952. First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. In first state binding with red binding and black nebula insignia on the front cover. In original, first state dust jacket with price of $2.75 intact. In Very Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Pages lightly age toned. Cloth shows edge wear and wear at spine ends. Light shelf lean. The dust jacket shows rubbing, chipping and edge wear, with loss at spine ends and splitting and loss to flap folds, some of which has been repaired and strengthened with archival mending tissue from the verso. A nice copy, presents well.

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        A Suggested Interpretation of the Quantum Theory in Terms of Hidden Variables, Parts I and II," in The Physical Review, 85 (1952)

      - FIRST EDITION of David Bohm's deterministic 'Hidden Variables Approach to Quantum Theory.' Bohm's 'Hidden Variables' interpretation is the basis of the De Broglie-Bohm Theory (or Bohmian Mechanics) and extends the Pilot Wave Theory to cover multiple particles. Bohm published an account of quantum theory that was fully deterministic, but which gave exactly the same experimental predictions as those of conventional quantum mechanics. In this theory, probabilities arise from ignorance of certain details. This remarkable discovery led John Bell to re-examine von Neumann's argument stating that this was impossible and to exhibit the flawed assumption on which this erroneous conclusion had been based" (Polkinghorne, Quantum Theory). ALSO included is Bohm and Pine's seminal quartet of papers, "A Collective Description of Electron Interactions: II. Collective vs. Individual Particle Aspects of the Interactions." The papers illustrate the Bohm-Pines idea that the physics of the electron fluid can be divided up into high-energy collective "plasmon modes" and low energy electron quasiparticles. In this landmark group of papers, Bohm and Pines realized that they could realized that they could separate the strongly interacting gas via a unitary transformation into two well-separated sets of excitations, high-energy collective oscillations of the electron gas, called plasmons, and low energy electrons. The Pines-Bohm paper is a progenitor of the idea of renormalization: the idea that high-energy modes of the system can be successively eliminated to give rise to a renormalized picture of the residual low energy excitations. Part II present here specifically breaks the theoretical practice into six elements. ALSO included in this volume is C. N. Yang's seminal paper "The Spontaneous Magnetization of a Two-Dimensional Ising Model" in which the model is calculated exactly with the result also giving the long-range order in the lattice. This is the first publication of a derivation for the square lattice and Yang's proof is considered a mathematical tour-de-force. ALSO included are the following other papers of great import: Deutsch and Brown's letter "Zeeman Effect and Hyperfine Splitting of Positronium" and Bethe and Butler's "A Proposed Test of the Nuclear Shell Model." CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Volume 85, 1952. P(10.5 x 8 inches; 262 x 200mm). Ex-libris bearing only a small stamp on the title page; none whatsoever on the spine. Tightly and solidly bound in green buckram; gilt-lettered at the spine. Bright and clean inside and out. Near fine condition.

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        Canadian Poems 1850-1952 (SIGNED BY BOTH EDITORS AND FIVE CONTRIBUTORS)

      Contact Press, Toronto 1952 - 127 pp. Signed by Louis Dudek on the title page and inscribed by Irving Layton on the front free endpaper. Also signed by Raymond Souster (p. 111), Dorothy Livesay (p. 79), Earle Birney (p. 68), A.J.M. Smith (p. 64) and F.R. Scott (p. 54). From the collection of Canadian author/literary impresario Greg Gatenby with his signature on the ffep. Light soiling and some darkening of covers and spine. A unique Canadian literary treasure. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mar Santo, romance.

      Lisbon, Publicações Europa-America, [colophon] 1952. - Author's photograph on inside front overflap. 160 pp., (1 l. colophon, 1 blank l.). 8°, contemporary three quarter dark green sheep over marbled boards (wear to edges, joints and spine), spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments, gilt author and title in second and fourth compartments, marbled endleaves, top edges tinted green, other edges uncut, original printed wrappers bound in. Light toning. Internally in good to very good condition. Overall good. Author's signed presentation inscription: "Ao João Gaspar Simões // com a amistade // e admiração // de // Branquinho da Fonseca." Bookplate of Aucindio Rodrigues da Silva on initial [blank] p. Black on silver rectangular paper ticket of "Esquina, L.dª" in upper outer corner of front free endleaf verso. ---- FIRST EDITION of the author's second work of longer fiction, one of his most successful publications. A second edition appeared in 1959, a third in 1964, and a fourth in 1971. The poet, dramatist and author of fiction Branquinho da Fonseca was, with José Régio and João Gaspar Simões, one of the founders of the review @Presença, (one of the most important, if not the most important Portuguese literary reviews of the twentieth century), whose first number appeared in March 1927; he broke with the group in 1930. He was also one of the founders of @Tríptico (Coimbra 1924?1925), and edited, along with Miguel Torga, his fellow dissident from @Presença, the unique number of @Sinal (Coimbra 1930), besides being one of the principal collaborators of @Manifesto (Coimbra 1936?1938).@Provenance: One of the most influential Portuguese literary figures of the second and third quarters of the twentieth century, João Gaspar Simões (1903?1987) enjoyed a distinguished career as an author of fiction, poet, dramatist, novelist, literary critic, director of literary magazines and publishing houses, and librarian. In addition to being a co-founder of the influential literary review @Presença (1927), he was literary critic for the @Diario de Lisboa, and co-editor of the complete works of Fernando Pessoa. See Luís Forjaz Trigueiros in Machado, ed., @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 457-9; Eugenio Lisboa in @Biblos, V, 93?6; @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, IV, 177-9; Saraiva & Lopes (16th ed.), pp. 418, 420, 489, 537, 734-5, 781-2, 812, 850, 852, 874, 876, 949, 974-5, 999-1000, 1023, 1029-31, 1033-4, 1038, 1043, 1050-1, 1053, 1057-8, 1062, 1064, 1066-7, 1088, 1091, 1105, and 1160. Also @Grande enciclopédia XXIX, 55?56. ---- Serpa 465. Almeida Marques 940. See Machado, ed., @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 199; António Apolinário Lourenço in @Biblos, II, 644?7; @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, IV, 225?9; Saraiva & Lopes, @História da literatura portuguesa (16th ed.) pp. 323, 1057, 1061-2, 1067, 1088, 1160. OCLC: This first edition not located. Porbase locates seven copies (none are said to be presentation copies): two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, three in the Biblioteca João Paulo II-Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and one each at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and the Biblioteca Tomás Ribeiro-Câmara Municipal de Tondela. Copac locates four copies of the first edition: British Library (2), University of Birmingham, and Oxford University. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Presidential appointment signed by Harry Truman

      Partly-printed document signed "Harry S. Truman", as president, one page, 22.5" x 19", July 31, 1952, Washington, DC, countersigned by Dean Acheson as secretary of state, large white embossed seal affixed at lower left. Truman appoints William C. Birthright of Indiana as a member of the Wage Stabilization Board. An attractive document for display. Fine.

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        Full-length Schulz signed drawing of Linus inside an official ?Peanuts? Autograph Album

      n.p., n.d. Autograph Album, approximately 100 multi-colored pages, 5.75? x 4?. Avocado green covers imprinted in black with cartoon images on the covers including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally, Schroder, and Lucy in her familiar 5-cent booth but instead of ?Psychiatric Help 5¢? and ?The Doctor is IN,? the signs read: ?Autographs 5¢? and ?The Celebrity is IN.? Four-inch tall drawing of Linus by Schulz on the first page following the printed ?Autograph Album / Property /of? page, signed ?Schulz? at the lower right of his drawing, inscribed by him ?To / Stephanie? to the left of Linus. Remaining pages are blank.Linus first appeared in a Peanuts strip on September 19, 1952. ?The benevolent, blanket-clutching philosopher always has a kind word for everybody ... even his bossy older sister, Lucy. While he?s often the voice of reason in the neighborhood, Linus also believes firmly in the Great Pumpkin, and he suffers more than most when people (or pumpkins) let him down.? --- from p

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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére, avec la description du cabinet du Roi.Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1749-1767. 15 volumes. 4to. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Buffon, 19 engraved headpieces (with animals and putti), 2 folding maps ("Carte de l'ancien continent" and "Cart du nouveau continent"), 579 engraved plates (full-page and folding, including 1 unnumbered and 1 bis). Contemporary uniform mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Bertin et al., Buffon (Paris, 1952), especially pp. 233-234; DSB II, pp. 576-581; Nissen, ZBI 672; PMM 198. First edition of the first 15 volumes of Buffon's justly famous Histoire naturelle, the complete first series, covering the formation of the earth, humans, mammalian quadrupeds and apes, and also describing the royal collection of Louis XV. Buffon's work presents "for the first time a complete survey of natural history in popular form'' (PMM).Buffon opens the first volume with an essay called "Théorie de la terre", where "for the first time he outlines a satisfactory account of the history of our globe and of its development as a fitting home for living things '' (PMM). In the second volume, Buffon offers a short treatise on general biology. In his treatise on humans, found in volumes II and III, Buffon "studied the human species by the same methods that he applied to animal species, including the psychological, moral, and intellectual life of man. From his exhaustive research for the Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes, [volumes IV-XV] Buffon came to the conclusion that it was necessary to reintroduce the notion of family. Breaking with the spirit of his time, Buffon attempted to separate science from metaphysical and religious ideas. As a disciple of Locke he denied idealistic metaphysics, stating that mental abstractions can never become principles of either existence or real knowledge; these can come only as the results of sensation'' (DSB). The bindings show some scratches and minor wear but are structurally sound. A fine set of the first 15 volumes of this key work on natural history in uniform bindings written by "the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation'' (PMM).

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. [= Histoire naturelle, vols. XVI-XXIV].Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1781 (vols. 1-8); Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son, 1799 (vol. 9). 9 volumes. 4to. With engraved vignette on each title-page (vols. 1-8 using the same plate), 9 engraved headpieces and 262 full-page engraved plates, woodcut head-and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf, sewn on 5 cords, gold-tooled spine and board edges (vols. 1-8, uniform), 19th-century half calf, shell marbled sides, gold-tooled spine (vol. 9).

      Anker 74; Bertin (and others), Buffon (Paris, 1952), especially pp. 234-235; DSB II, pp. 576-581; Landwehr, Coloured plates 45 (Amsterdam/Dordrecht edition); Nissen, IVB 160; Nissen, ZBI 672, 678; PMM 198; Zimmer, pp. 104-109 (various editions). The ornithological section of Buffon's famous Histoire naturelle, with the first 8 volumes in the first edition and the 9th volume in the new edition published in Amsterdam and Dordrecht, the only quarto edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition.''A great number of species are enumerated and described in this work, which is one of the chief works of ornithological literature'' (Anker). The birds are dealt with under their vernacular names. ''The collaborator for the first six volumes of the text was Ph. Guéneau de Montbeillard, who also wrote the section "Hirondelles" in vol. VII. The Abbé G.L.C.A. Bexon then assisted with the remainder of the bird section, so that Montbeillard could devote himself entirely to the insects'' (Anker).Georges Louis Leclerc (1707-1788) -- in 1717 his father became Comte de Buffon and Louis XV later made Georges Comte de Buffon -- was an inconspicuous student who only showed a special talent for mathematics. Initially he combined a career in finance with one in science, translating important works by Hales and Newton into French. In 1739 Buffon became director of the Jardin du Roi, later the Jardin des Plantes, and the Histoire naturelle may have originated as a description of the royal collection. It appeared from 1749 to 1804 and eventually comprised 44 volumes. Buffon was assisted among others by the anatomist Louis Daubenton, and the final volumes were completed after his death under the direction of Comte de Lacépède.The last volume lacks the last leaf (the ''Avis au relieur'' giving a list of the plates). The bindings show some scratches and minor wear but are structurally sound. One of the most important early landmarks in the history of ornithology.

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

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

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

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

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        Zorba the Greek

      John Lehmann 1952 - First Edition & First Edition in English with Kazantzakis' name spelled "Kazantzaki" both on the dust jacket & on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book near fine, two front corners very slightly bent, previous owner's inscription on front free end paper, some minor darkening and foxing on paste-downs and end papers, book shop stamp at bottom of rear paste-down, some foxing on inside of dj, no soiling. Flap price 15s.net. The basis for the 1964 film of the same name starring Anthony Quinn. Comes in custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De ronde Kant van de Aarde.

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

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        AFFICHE : VENEZIA LIDO

      - Date : 1952 Dimensions : 60x100cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        Vore gamle tropekolonier. Ved G. Olsen, K. Struwe, A. Rasch, G. Nørregaard, J. Bro-Jørgensen, J. Vibaek, Fr. Skrubbeltrang.

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

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        Go

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1952. First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A novel of New York today, Go deals with a group of young people whose lives are frenetic and even violent. Because they want passionately to believe in something and cannot find it, they create strange illusions to live by, and they are driven by a craving for excess. Their long nights involve liquor and marijuana, with the beat of bebop in the background, and they drift close to the fringes of the underworld. But these young people are neither callous nor criminal. They have talent, they seek belief; and they want to love."(front flap) This is a first edition, first printing (with "A" on copyright page), of what is considered the first published work about what would thereafter become known as the Beat Generation. Author John Clellon Holmes (1926-1988) met & became friends with Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg & especially Jack Kerouac during the late 1940s in NYC. This novel is based on his experiences with & observations of Cassady, Ginsberg, Kerouac & co., who appear as fictional characters with different names. On page 36, the character Pasternak, representing Kerouac, is quoted as saying "You know, everyone I know is kind of furtive, kind of beat. They all go along the street like they were guilty of something, but didn&#39;t believe in guilt. I can spot them immediately! And it&#39;s happening all over the country, to everyone; a sort of revolution of the soul, I guess you&#39;d call it!" Later in the year that this novel was published, 1952, Holmes published an article in the New York Times Magazine entitled "This is the Beat Generation," which began the process of popularizing that term as we&#39;ve come to know it. All of this occurred before the publications of Ginsberg&#39;s Howl, Kerouac&#39;s On the Road & William S. Burroughs&#39; Naked Lunch would blindingly inaugurate the (often distorted & misunderstood) popular conception of the Beat Generation, whose original activities a decade earlier are first depicted here. Holmes was known as the "quiet Beat," his work here is that of a careful observer, not as innovative as that which those depicted would famously produce, but a pioneering precursor of it. This copy is very special- it is signed by the author & dated in September of the year of publication, about two months before the publication of the NYT article. The date, signature & citation reads as follows: "September 17, 1952/For Roger and Susan-/most amicable of drinking/companions, most generous of friends-/all my love,/(signed) John (with underline)." A most important relic of the earliest public stirrings of the Beat Generation, greatly enriched by Holmes&#39; contemporary date, citation & signature. In exceptionally fine condition for an item of this vintage & fragility, book with only minor wear & soiling to edges of cloth covers & interior, lower corners slightly bumped, sunning to lower spine, very minor browning & spotting to interior, esp. front & rear endpapers, tiny hole & pen marks to rear endpapers at spine joint. Dust jacket also in relatively fine condition, with only very minor rubbing & soiling to front, back covers & spine, minor creasing & chipping of edges. Signed with citation & dated in the year of publication by John Clellon Holmes.

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        Comparison and evaluation of digital computer memory systems. Original typescript

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

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        Proceedings of the Electronic Symposium Held April 30, May 1, 2 1952 at University of California Los Angeles

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

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

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

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        CRONICA DELS CABALLERS CATALANS

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

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        Verve 27/28

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

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        The Alley Cat. Issues 1-3

      Burlington Botmot, Burlington, Vermont 1952 - Quartos. Stapled wrappers. Overall near fine with general wear and a few creases. A magazine published by students at Vermont University. Each issue features a mix of irreverent editorials, articles, cartoons and poems. Among the topics covered is on-campus drinking, fraternities, Vermont history, and campus fashion. A nice early run of this hard to college magazine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NEMICA, LA [ENEMY, THE] (1952)

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

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        East of Eden

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

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        Croquis de Provence.

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

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        The Decisive Moment: Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

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

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

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        ORIGINAL 13 3/8" X 10 1/8" PHOTOGRAPH OF J. FRANK DOBIE BY RUSSELL LEE

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

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        Full of life

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

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        Bird-Dieties in China

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

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        A DAUGHTER&#39;S A DAUGHTER (Inscribed By the Author)

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

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        Air Mexicain by Benjamin Peret.

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

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        THE NATURAL

      New York:: Harcourt Brace and Co.,, 1952. First Edition. Near Fine. A Near fine hardback Stated First Edition First Printing in the original red cloth binding (three variant bindings without priority--red, blue and grey, though red or blue preferred). Near Fine unclipped (flap price $3.00) Dust Jacket mild edge wear. 8vo. 237 pp. Author&#39;s first book. The nicest copy we have seen in years. In a modern cloth covered slipcase.

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        The Natural

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

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