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        Brassaï. Paris: Édition Neuf 1952.

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

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        East of Eden

      New York: Viking, 1952. hardcover. fine. 602pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 green morocco, brown leather spine label, ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled boards, t.e.g. New York: Viking, 1952. First edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        TLS., [THE ACROBATS[

      Richler, Montreal 1952 - Richler, Mordecai. TLS, Montreal, n.d. [Autumn, 1952] to Daniel George, author & editor at Jonathan Cape. A poignant letter by the 21 year old Richler prior to the publication of his first book, The Acrobats, by Deutsch a couple of years later. In part: "It is very encouraging for a young man to know that a critic of your standing takes an interest in his work". An outstanding example of a formative letter the likes of which are rarely offered. $7500. 00 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI ILLUMINAZIONE Comitato di redazione: W. Geiss, J. Jansen, T.J. Manders.

      Amsterdam,: Stichting Prometheus,, 1952-1959.. In-4 p., 4 volumi., mz. tela coeva. Interessante periodico, dapprima mensile poi bimestrale, interamente illustrato in b.n. e a colori, di ca. 30/40 pp. ogni fascicolo. La rivista offre un aggiornamento su quanto viene realizzato nel campo dell&#146;illuminazione, pubblica e privata, nelle diverse nazioni e sul modo in cui i vari problemi sono visti, trattati e risolti.<br>& Disponibile una raccolta complessiva di 45 numeri, dal 1952 (Anno II) al 1958; solo 17 fascicoli con la copertina orig. Ben conservati.

      [Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni]
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        [Screenplay]: Sudden Fear

      Joseph Kaufman Productions Joseph Kaufman Productions. [1952]. Screenplay. 89pp. Loose white folio sheets with blue printed front wrapper stapled at the top edge. Very good with chips and moderate tears to the front wrap which as pulled through the staples and with bumping to some of the interior page corners. The cutting continuity script for the 1952 thriller based on the novel by Edna Sherry about a rich playwright who marries a man that she soon realizes is trying to murder her. The film starred Joan Crawford and Jack Palance, both of of whom were nominated for an Oscar, and Mike Connors in his first film role. .

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        Greeting Card for 1952 by S.W. Hayter. Engraving with soft ground etching printed in colour from three lino blocks. Signed and dated 1952 in blue ball point pen in lower margin and on verso.

      Self-published., Paris. 1952 - Greeting Card for 1952 by S.W. Hayter.Engraving with soft ground etching printed in colour from three lino blocks. Signed and dated 1952 in blue ball point pen in lower margin and on verso.Plate size 920 x 900mm (35/8 x 3.5 inches)Sheet size4/13 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        In Country Sleep and other poems

      NY: New Directions, (1952). First edition. The first book appearance of "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night." A fine copy in blue boards with a fine dust wrapper. Light offsetting to front pastedown, marginally affecting the dust wrapper flap.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Cartier-Bresson, Henri. A significant association copy of an extremely important and rare book in the history of photography. Inscribed in French by Henri Cartier-Bresson to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) and his wife, Joan. Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death, and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian&#39;s National Museum of African Art. First Printing. [14], Plates 1-63, [4], Plates 64-126, [8], Folio. Printed in France. Toning to edges of boards as is common, considerable wear and scuffing, 1-3/4" tear at front hinge at foot of spine, rear hinge gas 6" tear at midpoint. Dust jacket in pieces and laid in at rear of book. Laid in is the often missing Caption booklet. Both dust jacket and illustrated boards from a design by Henri Matisse.

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        Player Piano

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner&#39;s Seal and A present on the copyright page. Green cloth boards with silver lettering. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut on an attached bookplate at the front endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Near Fine-, clean boards and spine, clean pages, tight spine, soft shelf wear, light spots at the rear board. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket price clipped, shelf wear, short tears, stain at the rear panel, light spots.

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        Mr. President [Signed by President Truman]

      New York: Farrar, Straus, and Young, 1952. Hard Cover. Very good in a good dust jacket. Hard Cover. First Edition. INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT TRUMAN "To Jane Lingo, a lovely young lady with best wishes for a long and happy life. White House. April 10, 1952. Harry Truman." In a project to counter negative public opinion polls, Truman allowed a sympathetic journalist (Hillman) a close-in view of the president in action. Hillman was a noted journalist, foreign correspondent, and radio reporter. Laid in on a 3x5 card is a note in a young hand signed by Jane Lingo asking the President to sign the book for her. Jane Lingo was a friend of Margaret Truman and is mentioned in Hillman&#39;;s book as having spent a night in the Lincoln bedroom on a sleepover (page 116). The Lingos were family friends of the Trumans. Benjamin Harrison Lingo was a commander in the Navy and his wife Marie was the director of the Washington USO. Their daughter Jane later became the first woman admitted into the National Press Club. Bound in quarter beige cloth with blue cloth covered boards and gilt title label to spine. Toning to edges of boards and small bump along bottom edge of rear board. Clean, bright interior with errata slip laid-in. In a blue dust jacket with red title to spine and front panel. There is a large open tear on the front of the jacket affecting the title and there are a few closed tears along the edges. Very good in a good dust jacket. 253 pages. AMER/052211.

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        Invisible Man

      New York: Random House, 1952. First printing. Hardcover. 439 pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Two-toned cloth. Very good/Very good. Extremities rubbed (more so at corners). Minor rubbing to corners of jacket. Signed. Author&#39;s signature on a card laid in. Classic American novel, influenced by the Harlem Renaissance. Ellison was introduced to Richard Wright during his first trip to New York. Wright encouraged Ellison to abandon his dreams of a musical career (at the time he was studying music at the Tuskegee Institute), and instead focus his attention on writing. Ellison soon made a name for himself with the East Coast intelligentsia through his shorter works being published by the literary journals of the day. The book deals with the universal themes of man&#39;s search for identity and place in society. The book won the National Book Award for 1953.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Le costumes en France de François Ier à 1900.

      Paris, H. Laurens, o. J. (1952) - 4°, 4 Bl. Text, 48 farb. handkolorierte Taf., OLwd.-Mappe m. losen Bl. (Papier holzhaltig.), Min. beschienen, tadell. Umfangreiches Mappenwerk über die Entwicklung der Kleidung im Land der Mode. Wunderbar regelmässig handkoloriert. Sehr dekorativ 1200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        2 Lettres autographes signées *

      Paris, 28.12.1951 & 12.9.1952. - 2 feuillets pliés, l'un 18 x 14, l'autre 17 x 12, recto-verso. Deux brêves missives timbrées, adressées par l'auteur à Thérèse Aubray, 6 lignes pour la première l'informant de son départ pour Biarritz, 13 pour la seconde évoquant la lecture contrariée d'une traduction envoyée, à cause de trop de travail et le report d'une invitation "à plus tard, beaucoup plus tard".

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        Groups without small subgroups; Small subgroups of finite-dimensional groups.

      University Press, Princeton 1952 - First edition of these two papers which together constitute the solution of Hilbert&#146;s Fifth Problem. Original wrappers, signed by Montgomery. In 1900 David Hilbert put forward a list of 23 unsolved problems he viewed as important in guiding the development of mathematics in the next century. His fifth problem was concerned with the various different notions of a group. The idea of a group itself had been put forward in the early nineteenth century by Cauchy and Galois, but the groups they considered were generally &#145;discrete&#146;, having only a finite number of elements. Towards the end of the century the Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie studied groups with continuous parameters, and these &#145;Lie groups&#146; have proved to be of great importance both in mathematics and physics in the twentieth century. In a Lie group the operation of group multiplication is &#145;differentiable&#146;, but one can also ask only that this operation is &#145;continuous&#146; leading to the notion of a &#145;topological group&#146;. Every Lie group is a topological group, but not every topological group is a Lie group. In the fifth of his problems, Hilbert asked for a topological characterization of Lie groups. Later mathematicians have interpreted Hilbert&#146;s question as follows: is every topological group that is &#145;locally&#146; the same as a Euclidean space automatically a Lie group (every Lie group is by definition locally Euclidean)? This question was answered in the affirmative in the two papers offered. The crucial idea turned out to be that of a topological group with &#145;no small subgroups&#146;: this means that some neighbourhood of the identity element of the group should contain no subgroup with more than one element (it is easy to show that Lie groups have no small subgroups). In the first paper, Gleason showed that a topological group with no small subgroups is a Lie group. In the second paper, Montgomery and Zippin showed that a topological group that is locally Euclidean has no small subgroups. Putting these two results together therefore gives an affirmative answer to Hilbert&#146;s question. Deane Montgomery (1909-92) attended Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and then went to the University of Iowa, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1933 with a thesis on point-set topology. He then went to Harvard University, where he was a National Research Council fellow in 1933-4. The following year, he was again an NRC fellow, this time at Princeton University, where the Institute for Advanced Study had just been established. In 1935, Montgomery was appointed assistant professor at Smith College. He was promoted to associate professor in 1938 and then full professor in 1941. In 1941-2, he was a Guggenheim fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. After a year back at Smith in 1942, he returned to Princeton in 1943 to teach Army students. He undertook other war work at that time, working with John von Neumann on numerical analysis. In 1946, he left Smith to accept an appointment as associate professor at Yale University but then returned to the Institute for Advanced Study in 1948 as a permanent member, becoming a professor in 1951. At the Institute, Montgomery was at the centre of activity in topology, running the topology seminar for many years. Early in his career, his research interests had shifted from point-set topology to topological transformation groups. In 1955, in collaboration with Zippin, Montgomery published the monograph Topological Transformation Groups, in which he gave a connected account of the work leading to the solution of Hilbert&#146;s Fifth Problem. He continued to work on transformation groups, studying with a variety of collaborators such groups and their relations to surgery theory. Montgomery remained at the Institute until 1988. Montgomery was vice-president of the American Mathematical Society in 1952-3 and president in 1961-2. In 1988, he received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society for his lasting impact on mathe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      New York; Garden City Books. [1952], 1952. Tall 8vo. 191pp. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Bound in beaituiful full sea green morocco leather titled and decorated in gilt to the spine, with a Cosway style inset painting of towers and minarets behind glass to the front board. Clean, strong and bright, a beautiful binding. Internally clean, from the collection of The Orme School in Arizona, bearing their distinctive cattle brand stamp to the upper corner of the front pastedown and with their discreet number to the copyright page. A lovely copy of a classic of romantic and philosophical poetry. Housed in a tailor made, felt-lined clamsheel box with leather title label to spine.

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      NY: Scribner's, 1952. First edition, first prnt. Scribner's "A" on copyright/colophon page, light blue cloth-covered boards with silver gilt spine lettering; dustjacket with "$3.00" price prrinted on front flap and no mention of Nobel Prize. "Jacket design by A" printed on lower front flap and Lee Samuel's name printed on lower right corner of rear panel photograph of Hemingway. Faint beginning foxing on the upper board edges and on text top edge, minor over-extension between half-title page and previous page listing books by Hemingway; dustjacket with tiniest nickon the front panel top edge, shallow short crease on front flap and short closed tear at upper flap fold (neither immediately apparent), and beginning extremity toning, mostly on the interior. Altogether, a bright, lovely well-preserved copy. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover.. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.The images are of the book described and not stock photoss.

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        Player Piano.

      New York: Charles Scribner's, 1952. - First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by the author with a self-caricature on the half title page. A bright near fine copy in a excellent near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the spine. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Originally published on August 31, 1952, Player Piano tells the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. "Vonnegut's black logic . . . gives us something to laugh about and much to fear" (The New York Times Book Review). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PECES FISOCLISTOS. Subserie torácicos. Primera y segunda parte. Memorias de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Serie de Ciencias Naturales. Tomo XIV.

      Madrid 1952 - 2 vols. 27x20. XVp, 378p, = 2h, págs. 387-700. 31 ils. en texto, 51 láms. (varias color) Hol, lomo con nervios, dorados y tejuelo, corte sup. pintado. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor en ambos vols. - Primera parte: órdenes bericiformes, zeiformes, perciformes, escorpeniformes y balistiformes. Segunda parte: órdenes labriformes y escombriformes. Se publicó una tercera parte en 1960. 1952

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        Ramuz *

      Mourlot, Paris (1952). - Lithographie originale 29 x 23. Infimes traces de jaunissement. Cet étonnant portrait de l'écrivain figure en frontispice de l'ouvrage commémoratif guildien "Présence de Ramuz", réservé aux 180 exemplaires du tirage de luxe. Notre épreuve, de quelques millimètres de plus, est hors livre.Elle est absente des catalogue de la plupart des expositions de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié de l'artiste, chez Engelberts par exemple, que nous avons pu consulter.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Poemas paradisíacos.

      El arroyo de los ängeles., Málaga. 1952 - Poesía. Edición de 175 ejemplares numerados: el nuestro es el nº 70. Impresión en papel Ingres. Libro muy raro perteneciente a la exquisita colección " arroyo de los Ängeles" Muy buen estado. Very good condition. Solo leve oscurecimiento en cubierta producida por el sol Rústica editorial ilustrada con solapas. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment. Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson

      Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris New York:: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris,. 1952.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 126 stunning full page black and white photographs from around the world by the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004), considered to be the founder of photojournalism, who developed the method of candid or street photography from which the expression "the decisive moment" derives. In his own words, "Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera." (Washington Post, 1957). At the rear of the folio is the following information on the production of the volume: "This book, with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. The French Edition by Verve (Images a la Sauvette) and the American Edition by Simon and Schuster (The Decisive Moment), were conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang. The engravings and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July, 1952." Folio, 126 photographs, text, Index. White illustrated boards, designs by Henri Matisse. Spine toned, small 1 1/4" chip at head of spine, rear board very faintly toned. Small previous owner signature top of front free end paper. With the Captions brochure loosely inserted. OCLC: 6557867.

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        Contes mystérieux et fantastiques *

      Société normande des amis du livre, sans lieu 1952. - En feuilles 35 x 27, couverture rempliée imprimée en noir, double étui de papier outremer, titre au dos de la chemise. L'un des 75 exemplaires numérotés et nominatif sur vélin de Rives. Un illustré peu fréquent.

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        Ushant (inscribed copy)

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York; Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1952 - First edition (stated) of this autobiographical narrative, octavo, 365 pages, inscribed and signed by the author on the front free end page to French poet, essayist, novelist Alain Bosquet (born Anatole Bisk in Odessa - Ukraine), fine in near fine dust jacket, slightly chipped at spine extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Michael Joseph, U.K, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good/Good. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - 2007 NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. The First Of The &#39; Children Of Violence &#39; Series. 318 pages. &#39; In this full-scale portrait of a girl from adolescence to womanhood, Doris Lessing does for her sex what D. H. Lawrence and Arnold Bennett did for theirs in Sons and Lovers and Clayhanger. To feminine sensibility and perception Miss Lessing adds an unusual directness, vigour and energy to produce a remarkable combination of talents. Martha Quest is essentially the story of a rebel. When we first meet her, she is a girl of fifteen living on an impoverished African farm with her parents; a girl of passionate vitality, avid for experience and for self-knowledge, bitterly resentful of the conventional narrowness of her home life. From this background she breaks away to take a job as a typist in the local capital, and here, in the world of the &#39;big city,&#39; she begins to encounter the real life she is so eager to experience and understand. The background to Martha&#39;s story is the Africa that was Doris Lessing&#39;s birthplace: the tough, spacious and yet circumscribed life of the veld farms; the all-pervading, corrosive atmosphere of racial fears and antagonisms; the superficial democracy and sophistication of city life. As a picture of colonial life Martha Quest fascinates by the depth and realism of its insight; but always at its centre is the figure of Martha, a character in the grand manner, conceived in sympathetic understanding but drawn with an unerring objectivity &#39;. Book - [SEE SCAN] - Very Good - in original green boards with gilt lettering - light fading to the extreme corners, extreme board edges and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, faint spotting to the rear free endpaper, small previous owner&#39;s reference to the top edge of the rear pastedown otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - [SEE SCAN] - Near Very Good - bright dust jacket - couple of small closed tears to edges, slight loss to the top of the spine/top back edge well above lettering and small amounts of loss to the extreme corners, light strengthening to verso. Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 9991071..

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        The Decisive Moment. Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

      Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris,, New York: 1952 - 126 stunning full page black and white photographs from around the world by the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004), considered to be the founder of photojournalism, who developed the method of candid or street photography from which the expression "the decisive moment" derives. In his own words, "Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera." (Washington Post, 1957).At the rear of the folio is the following information on the production of the volume: "This book, with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. The French Edition by Verve (Images a la Sauvette) and the American Edition by Simon and Schuster (The Decisive Moment), were conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang. The engravings and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July, 1952."Folio, 126 photographs, text, Index. White illustrated boards, designs by Henri Matisse. Spine toned, small 1 1/4" chip at head of spine, rear board very faintly toned. Small previous owner signature top of front free end paper. With the Captions brochure loosely inserted. OCLC: 6557867. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fleet Admiral King, A Naval Record

      New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition. Publisher&#39;s special binding, full leather in slipcase, raised bands at the spine, gilt title on spine, gilt top edge, linen endpapers, 674 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine slipcase, a bit of cracking to the leather at the outer joints, light rubbing or wear to the tips and edges of the covers, some rubbing or wear to the tips and edges of the slipcase too. Great association copy, signed and inscribed on the verso of the half-title by both King and Whitehill to Storer Lunt--Lunt was a long-time publisher and eventual president of W.W. Norton. Also a letter from King and a postcard from Whitehill are laid in. Definitely a one-of-a-kind item. Digital images available upon request. . Catalog 10/12

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        Faunes et nymphes de Picasso *

      P. Cailler, Genève 10.1952. - Broché, couverture rempliée illustrée d'une photo, logé dans un fond perdu d'un étui boîte signé de Jean-Luc Honegger 27 x 23, plein liège à dos arrondi titré en noir, sous un album factice dans lequel sont montés les 32 photographies originales sur onglets, permettant l'accès aux remarques de travail inscrites au verso des tirages. Exemplaire ébouriffant de ce touchant petit reportage au pays des sculptures en terre cuite de Picasso, avec la griffe du maître ainsi qu'un portrait original de ce dernier par le photographe maison, Yvan Bettex, en sus de l'intégralité du tirage des 32 planches reproduites dans l'ouvrage. Cet extraordinaire ensemble présente une information graphique inédite, les clichés étant cadré de façon plus large; le format plus grand et la netteté du tirage supérieure à l'iconographie du livre en font également l'intérêt, outre les remarques figurant au verso des clichés évoqués ci dessus. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. Parmi 25 exemplaires de tête numérotés et signés par l'artiste, l'indétrônable numéro 1, avant 120 exemplaires de Chapelle.

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      [New York]: Gnome Press,. [1952]. boards.. Private owner&#39;s bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Boards. rubbed at spine ends, slight spine lean, a nearly fine copy in fine. dust jacket with 12 mm at upper front spine fold. (#1411386). First edition. Winner of the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3- 163. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 369-73.

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      New York. 19 October 1952. New York. 19 October 1952.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 25.5 x 17 cm (9 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches). Matted. Fine. A beautiful vintage portrait of the 25 year old singer, dating from the year of her Broadway appearance in NEW FACES. This print bears Van Vechten's ink studio stamp on the verso. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. There are prints of three other negatives from the same session in the Library of Congress Van Vechten photo archive, and two other prints from the session were exhibited in EXTRAVAGANT CROWD CARL VAN VECHTEN'S PORTRAITS OF WOMEN (Yale, Beinecke Library, 2003). KELLNER G701.

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        Township 34. a History, with Digressions, of an Adirondack Township in Hamilton County in the State of New York

      Self Published. Hardcover. A very near fine copy of the first edition. Large quarto in slipcase. Very near fine with one scuff to half title page and slightest rubbing to outer edge of pages in a very good plus slipcase with one chip to the paper at the top of about 1 inch. Includes a small card to the original owner indicating that the book was a gift from Ochschild. A lovely copy of a scarce book. . Fine. 1952. 1st Edition.

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      New York: Random House, (1952). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good or better in a Very Good dustwrapper with some edgewear but quite presentable. A superb inscription. Author&#39;s first book, a National Book Award winner and a landmark novel of the twentieth century. Typical, for this title, flaking of the white spine lettering but still very readable. The cloth is a little darkened, most noticeably on the spine, and there is some staining on the fore-edge of the front free endpaper that contains the following magnificent and very early INSCRIPTION SIGNED by the author: "For David -----,/that artist-technician, who has/made unheard music hearable,/this small effort to make the un-/seen seeable./Sincerely/Ralph Ellison/March 24, 1952." The recipient was a violinist who played under Arturo Toscanini as a member of the NBC Symphony and a very close friend of Ellison&#39;s who was technically savvy with computers and audio equipment. It was he who retrieved Ellison&#39;s final manuscript from the author&#39;s computer after his death.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Harry Truman Writes on the Purpose of the Press

      Harry Truman Writes on the Purpose of the Press& "When our forefathers established special guarantees for the freedom of the press, they did so not for the personal aggrandizement of the publishers, but to serve the public"& & Truman was president in a time of rising suspicion and even paranoia about communists and the extent to which they had infiltrated American life. It was the era of McCarthyism and blacklists, and as the main target of the red-baiters, Truman to some degree had to ride the tiger the better to control it. Thus he has come under criticism for instituting loyalty oaths and failing to stand up for freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.& & Yet the following letter demonstrates that this criticism is not altogether justified, and that at the height of the McCarthy madness, he had a clear picture of the value and purpose of freedom of the press, the most controversial of those rights.& & Typed Letter Signed on White House letterhead, Washington, May 12, 1952, to Wellington Wales, editor of the newspaper The Citizen-Advertiser in Auburn, New York. "I was pleased to learn that the Auburn Citizen-Advertiser has been selected for the ÔMost Valuable Citizen to the Community&#39; award of Auburn, New York. When our forefathers established special guarantees for the freedom of the press, they did so not for the personal aggrandizement of the publishers, but to serve the public. The award that has come to you is a gratifying demonstration of the true role of a newspaper in a democratic society."& & In 1946, Truman had called freedom of the press "one of the freedoms for which we were fighting and essential to our democratic way of life." Here he not only advocates it, but more significantly shows his understanding that the Founding Fathers did not establish that freedom to benefit the publishers (or by extension the other elites which publishers often represent), but to inform and enlighten the common people. A radical purpose, both in 1790 and today, and a very important presidential statement.

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        Le chiffre sept *

      P.Seghers, Paris 20.10.1952. - Broché 26 x 20, couverture illustrée à rabats. Quelques salissures légères en bords et dos un peu frotté. Exemplaire de tête méconnu, et souvent mal décrit qui plus est, présentant par ailleurs des différentes très nettes avec le tirage ordinaire: format plus grand, motif du premier plat lithographié en blanc sur feuillet teinté contrecollé et non pas en violet à même la couverture, papier non vergeturé, etc.Le nôtre comporte en sus une dédicace d'époque à une dame. Édition originale. L'un des exemplaires hors commerce réimposés sur Vélin d'Arches comme les 50 numérotés de tête, avant 1900 Vergé de Hollande.

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        Rancho Notorious (Original poster)

      RKO Radio Pictures, 1952. American one sheet film poster for the 1952 singing Western, "Rancho Notorious," directed by Fritz Lang, written for the screen by Silvia Richards and Daniel Taradash, and starring Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, and Mel Ferrer. Probably Fritz Lang&#39;s most eccentric film, a wonderful, blazing Technicolor Western, with a narrative that is sung rather than told. Very Good plus or better, with small faint tape shadows at extremities, a single closed tear, and a few small cello tape repairs at the verso. Very bright overall. Stamped at the verso as follows: "RANCHO / NOTORIOUS / 1-SHT." Folded, 27 x 41 inches. Scarce.& & Neibaur 684.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Books in My Life

      Norfolk, Connectictut: New Directions,, [1952]. Octavo. Original sage green cloth, titles to spine in blue and green. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece and plates. Small mark to upper board, ends of spine faintly tanned, An excellent copy in the somewhat frayed and soiled jacket, missing small pieces at the ends of the lightly tanned spine panel. First edition, first printing. With Miller&#39;s signed presentation inscription on the title page, "For Bill Targ, an editor with a heart, Henry Miller 3/12/70". And with the recipient&#39;s small red chop mark to the title page. Targ was an editor with New Directions in the 1950s and eventually a publisher in his own right. He worked with Miller and Beckett among many others.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Bal des voleurs : Illustrations de R. Peynet. Gravures sur bois de T. Schmied.

      - AUTEUR:ANOUILH (Jean) / PEYNET (Raymond) TITRE:Le Bal des voleurs : Illustrations de R. Peynet. Gravures sur bois de T. Schmied. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Paris : le Be?lier (impr. de T. Schmied), 1952. Tirage limité à 300exemplaires, un des 200 sur pur chiffon celui - ci N90 COLLATION:119 p FORMAT: in -8 RELIURE: En feuilles sous couverture illustrée et rempliée et double emboitage. ILLUSTRATIONS:Couverture et 33 illustrations en noir de Raymond PEYNET, gravées sur bois parThéo SCHMIED ETAT: Exemplaire pratiquement en parfait état si n'était la légère insolation sur ledouble emboitage. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Bibliographie : Yelena Mazour-Matusevich, « Le bal des voleurs de Jean Anouilh. Un modèle d&#146;art dramatique ausecond degré », in Études littéraires, Volume 36, numéro 1, été 2004, p. 95-106. POIDS: 1200 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gribaudo Vandamme]
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        For Whom the Bell Tolls

      Scribner's 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price present with minor wear to the top spine and edges. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with an acetate cover to protect the dustjacket. We buy Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Amber Dust

      Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, 1952. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); dark yellow cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 362pp. Warmly inscribed by the author (likely contemporary) on the half-title page. Slightly nudged at spine ends, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly sunned at spine and front flap, with a few short tears and some shallow chipping at the crown and corners; Very Good+.& & A violent and graphic prison novel by Sanford Aday, who would gain notoriety as a publisher of soft-core pornographic books under the Fabian, Vega, and Saber Books imprints. In addition to being a member of the Mattachine Society, an early gay rights group, Aday was among the first to publish early gay and lesbian-themed books. In 1963, Aday and his partner were sentenced to 25 years in prison for the publication and distribution of "obscene" materials; with the case centering on the publication of the notorious pseudonymous 1959 novel Sex Life of a Cop, by "Oscar Peck." The current work, an early, vanity-published effort, is rare; OCLC notes just three holdings in US institutions, none others in commerce (2013). Not in Suvak.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Millers&#39; Log 1952

      Springfield: Springfield High School. 1952. Kesey&#39;s high school yearbook, from his junior year. Inscribed by Kesey to fellow junior Frances McGinnis in red colored pencil: "Fran, I sure will miss your tight sweaters and sexy glances from english. Ken Kesey [with a sketch of a rabbit coming out of a top hat]." In addition to his junior class picture, Kesey is pictured on the football team, the wrestling team (three times), in the National Thespian Society, and as a member of Varsity S (in charge of "keeping order at school sponsored activities and generally upholding the school&#39;s reputation"). A couple dozen other inscriptions, some rubbing to the corners; near fine. . First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,. [1952]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with printed price "$2.50" on front. flap with narrow 12 mm chip at lower front corner. A sharp, bright. copy of one of the more elusive Heinlein books written for young. adults published during the 1950s. (#141054). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      Boston: Atlantic Little Brown, 1952 Mowat, Farley. PEOPLE OF THE DEER. Boston: Atlantic Little Brown, 1952. First Edition. Presentation Copy. 8vo., 352pp. A stunning copy of the author&#39;s first book. Fine in like sharp, fresh dustwrapper. Publisher&#39;s green boards, map endpapers. Inscribed on the half title to the recipients & Signed & Dated in 1987. A stunning premium copy. $1800. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Song of the Border-Guard

      Black Mountain, Nicola Cernovich, Black Mountain Graphics Workshop, , [1952]. Folded broadside. Original illustrated coral wrappers, poem printed in red and black on Rising Line Marque laid paper. An original woodcut by Cy Twombly illustrates the front and back wrappers. Edges of wrappers lightly creased, publisher&#39;s glue residue to inside fold of wrappers and fold of broadside as issued. First edition, first printing. One of the earliest printed works by Twombly. Approximately 200 copies were issued.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. hardcover. NF/VG+. 1st edition, 1st printing Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday with an introduciton by Eleanor Roosevelt. Basis for the 1959 film, The Diary of Anne Frank, starring Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut and Shelley Winters. Book has faded topstain and slightly wavy top edges. Jacket has 1/2 inch triangular piece missing at bottom of rear panel, light chipping at spine and flap fold ends, the usual sunned spine and a faint stain on the rear panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        The Soft Voice Of The Serpent & Other Stories

      United States: Simon and Schuster, 1952. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Signed by the Author. Clean text. Unread. Heavy toning to the text edges, paste downs, and end pages. Toning to the board edges. Stated First printing. Grey cloth boards, pink/gold stamped lettering. Dustcover not price clipped, Toning to the spine and edges. New mylar cover. Uncommon signed copy of the Nobel Prize winning author&#39;s much sought after first book.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        A Theory of Price Control (Signed First Edition)

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To John D. Black / Affection and regards / Ken." & & Dr. John D. Black was a pioneer of agricultural economics and amongst the most prominent figures in the field from 1920 to 1950. He accepted a professorship at Harvard in 1927, and seven years later met Galbraith. They collaborated on research intermittently until Black&#39;s retirement in 1956. As a colleague, Black influenced Galbraith&#39;s thinking on the practical applications of economics to welfare issues, for which Black laid much groundwork. Black passed away in 1960.& & Galbraith&#39;s second book, a concise work on the applications of price control, circa 1939-1952. The Canadian economist was a former editor of "Fortune" magazine, best known for the seminal work he would write three years later, "The Great Crash of 1929." A strong association, and the earliest example of the author&#39;s hand we have encountered.& & Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. A hint of foxing and fading to the extremities, else tight and unread. Moderate toning to the jacket, with a couple of small chips, and light rubbing overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Suggested Interpretation of the Quantum Theory in Terms of Hidden Variables

      In: The Physical Review. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of David Bohm&#39;s deterministic "hidden variables" approach to quantum theory. "Bohm&#39;s primary contribution to Quantum Theory lies in his attempt to construct an ordinary reality interpretation in terms of &#39;hidden variables.&#39; Bohm considered this interpretation of Quantum Theory to be a significant advance in the development of the theory, one that might appease the many critics who, having aligned themselves with Einstein, still maintained that Quantum Theory is incomplete. This claim as to the possible existence of &#39;hidden variables&#39; would serve as a springboard for future analysis and experimentation by people like Bell and Aspect, who would be instrumental in finally closing the book on the completeness debate" (Dolling et al., The Tests of Time). Parts I-II (all). In: The Physical Review, Second Series, Volume 85, Number 2, pp. 166-193. Lancaster, PA, 1952. Quarto, the complete issue in original blue wrappers; custom box. Fading to spine and discoloration to wrapper edges; crease to lower outer corner of front wrapper and owner signature at top; text fine. $2700.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Royal Philatelic Collection

      London: The Viscount Kemsley at The Dropmore Press Ltd. VG : in very good condition. Signs of label removed from verso of fep with minimal marking. Teg. 1952. First Edition. Leather cover with gilt royal insignia motif. 380mm x 260mm (15" x 10"). viii, 424pp. Collotypes, colour and b/w illustrations. Includes history of the collection and guide to the use of the catalogue in French, German and Spanish. Catalogue arranged geographically. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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