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        N.Ch. Oudinot *

      A l'enseigne du Verseau, Lausanne 28.10.1952. - Carré pleine soie 80 x 80, bords faufilés, impression quadrichrome, mise en boîte (un brin défraîchie) accordée à l'imagerie. Magnifique mouchoir de tête du au talent des imprimeurs du Verseau - les imprimeurs les plus dingues en sol vaudois soit dit en passant - contenant tête-bêche texte des deux auteurs précités, un objet littéraire des plus méconnus des bibliophiles, prolongé d'une petite plaquette de 28 pages illustrée de silhouettes découpées.Les silhouettes anciennes sont de N.-J. Mayer, dont Valentin le Campion a gravé le portrait, Pierre Monnerat servant d'agent de liaison graphique et Landry de mémorialiste, tout un bataillon y étant donc impliqué.Toute l'histoire en est contée à l'achevé d'imprimer, jusqu'au lieu duquel ruisselle, comme c'est souvent le cas au Verseau, un brin d'humour et beaucoup de poésie.Pour commémorer le centenaire du Maréchal, bourgeois d'honneur en 1806, les maîtres ymagiers organisèrent un dîner au Palais du Peyrou à Neuchatel, pas à lima, le 13 septembre 1947. Un menu illustré et coloré main du portraitiste et une invitation imprimés sur beau papier prolongent ces réjouissances versatiles.Ensemble exceptionnel.Exemplaire avec boîte et livret, ou seul livret ou sans disponibles sur demande. Édition ô combien originale. L'un des 337 présumés exemplaires, dont 120 imprimés le 15.11.1950 et 217 les 6 et 8.3.1956.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster. Very Good- in Fair dust jacket. 1952. Hardcover. The stunning collection of Cartier-Bresson's black and white photos are presented in this folio-sized (11 in. wide x 14.5 in. tall) first edition. Published by Simon and Schuster in France in collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris. Includes the separate brochure, 'The Decisive Moment-Captions', in stapled wraps, which is often misplaced with this work. 126 photos—taken all over the world—are displayed, and described in the captions booklet. Includes an introduction, presumably by the photographer. In Henri Matisse-decorated paper-covered boards (repeated on the dust jacket). --- The volume is somewhat loosely sewn but is intact. With minor cover rubbing and very light cover soiling. Boards are slightly warped. Jacket with several tears, especially along spine; is yellowed and chipped and bears orig. $12.50 flap price. In removable archival mylar protector. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

      [Bookseller: Bluebird Books]
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        The Judgement of Paris

      E.p Dutton, 1952-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Dutton, 1952: Signed by Gore Vidal in pen on the front free end paper. First Edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on the copyright page. In original dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact. In Very Good condition, with clean pages and sound binding. Light offsetting to the end sheets. Clean exterior. Light edge wear. Small stain to top edge of page block, not affecting the pages themselves. The dust jacket shows some light edge wear and light wear along the folds, light chipping, a few scratches to the surface and a ding to the spine panel. Well preserved. Overall a very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Scribner, 1952-06-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE IN FIRST ISSUE JACKET. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. 140 pp. Blue cloth with silver lettering. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (All first edition points present: letter "A" on copyright page with publisher's seal; no deboss spot on back board. First state jacket has photo of Hemingway in brownish ink, no mention of book club on front flap or Nobel mention.)Condition: Very Good+ hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Book itself in nice shape. Clean pages and sturdy binding. No inscriptions, bookplates, etc. Silver lettering on spine rubbed, abit of soiling to cloth, wear at head. Jacket missing chips on front panel near head, a large chip on back panel top edge, chips at head and tail, wear along spine edges, price intact ($3.00). Jacket is mylar-protected.A true first of Hemingway's Pulitzer-Prize-winning classic.

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        Die Newyorker Kantaten. - Cantates New-Yorkaises. Mit sechs Zeichnungen von Hans Arp. Vorwort von Michael Seuphor.

      Berggruen, Paris, New York 1952 - 8vo. (22,5 x 14 cm). Mit 6 Zeichn. v. Hans Arp auf grauem Büttenpapier. 2 w. Bl., 51 S., 2 w. Bl. OKart. m. Orig.-Umschlag mit Deckelillustration u. Rückentitel. WG 22. - Erste Ausgabe. - Eines von 500 Ex. auf Werkdruckpapier (Gesamt: 520), gedruckt von der Buchdruckerei Johannes Haupt in Basel. Die 6 "collages aux dessin" von Hans Arp, hier leicht verkleinert, sind 1950 in New York entstanden. Satzanordnung und Übersetzung des Vorwortes v. Jan Tschichold. - Deutsch und Französisch. Traduit par Robert Valancay. - Beiliegend: Teil eines Umschlages mit der eigenh. v. Hülsenbeck geschriebenen Absender-Adresse: "Charles R. Hulbeck. New York". - Umschl. etw. gebräunt, etw. ungleichmäßig durch nebenstehende Bände. Oben am Vorderdeckel leicht fleckig, an oberer Kante minimale Einrisse (ca. 3 mm.) u. winzige Fehlstellen. Innen sauber u. insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        'The Sword of Honour Trilogy'

      A set of three first edition, first printings, the third volume signed by Evelyn Waugh. Comprising: ?Men At Arms? first UK edition 1952 ? a fine book (one neat gift inscription to the front pastedown) in a near fine wrapper which is unclipped with some rubbing to coners and extremities ? none of the usual heavy fading to the spine; ?Officers and Gentlemen? first UK edition 1955 ? a near fine book (one small name/date to the ffep) in a near fine unclipped wrapper with has two closed tears to the front panel and is lightly rubbed in places; ?Unconditional Surrender? ? first UK edition 1961 ? a fine book SIGNED in pencil (a little smudged) by Evelyn Waugh to the title page, in a fine wrapper which has a trace of wear to the head of the spine.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Beau sang trois actes

      Gallimard, 1952. in12 Broché

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        Martha Quest

      London: Michael Joseph, 1952. First edition of the author's first book in the Children of Violence series. Octavo. Signed by the author. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Martha Quest, the first book in the "Children of Violence" series, follows a young girl coming of age in British colonial South Africa just before World War II. The following books chronicle her experience as she grows through marriage and then motherhood. In 2007 Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize in Literature. At 87, she was the oldest winner of the prize at the time. "Oh Christ!" She told reporters outside her home, as she was returning from the grocery store, "I've won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one, so I'm delighted to win them all. It's a royal flush.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        A CITY WINTER AND OTHER POEMS TWO DRAWINGS BY LARRY RIVERS.

      New York: Editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, "1951" [i.e. 1952]. - Small quarto. Linen and decorated boards, spine panel lettered in gilt. Frontis and two illustrations by Rivers. Extremities a bit rubbed and modestly darkened, spine a bit sunned and smudged, but a very good copy. First edition, deluxe issue. One of twenty numbered deluxe copies printed on Japanese Kochi paper, specially bound, with an original graphite and wash drawing (24.2 x 15.2 cm; 9.5 x 6") by Larry Rivers tipped in to serve as the frontispiece (in this case, of a male nude, signed "Rivers"). The ordinary issue consisted of another 280 copies on Arches (although the colophon called for 130, and many copies were issued unnumbered and without wrappers). Not all of the drawings used for this special issue were signed by the artist. One of the most significant first books of its generation, a key book among those associated with the New York "School" of Poetry, and, in this deluxe issue, an uncommon book. SMITH A1b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        La grand'route.

      Bibliophiles et graveurs d'aujourd'hui 1952 - - Bibliophiles et graveurs d'aujourd'hui, Paris _1952, 26x33cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition ornée de 27 lithographies originales de André Minaux et imprimée à 120 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin d'Arches. Dos de la chemise comportant de petites taches sans gravité, un accroc en pied de l'étui, sinon bel exemplaire exempt de rousseur. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 782 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Art et action : 5 Conceptions de structures dramatiques modernes [envoi de Claude Autant-Lara]

      Paris: Art et Action, 1952. Livre. Bon. Couverture souple. Signé par l'auteur. Ed. originale. In-8. Paris, Art et action, sd [ca 1952] et 1929-1934. 12 fascicules in-8 brochés, réunis par l'éditeur en un fort volume broché, couverture imprimée, onglets séparant les 5 parties, couvertures des fascicules conservées. Rare réunion faite par l'éditeur enrichie d'un bel ENVOI du cinéaste Claude Autant-Lara, fils des deux principaux animateurs de la revue, à Monique de Gouvenain. Comprend : Autant (E.), Lara (L.) et Akakia-Viala. Le Théâtre choréique parmi les 5 conceptions de structures dramatiques modernes avec le plus pur désintéressement du concours d'artistes, écrivains, comédiens, décorateurs qui y ont participé pendant plus de 35 années (1916-1951) ; Théâtre de l'espace. 2e conception de structure dramatique moderne (1912-1952) ; Cours de comédie spontanée moderne (1911-1931) ; Théâtre du livre (1911-1931) ; La Tentation de St Antoine (Flaubert) ; Le second Faust (Goethe) ; Gargantua (Rabelais) ; Théâtre de chambre (1911-1932) ; Théâtre universitaire (1911-1934). Couverture un peu défraichie, sinon un très bel exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Royal Philatelic Collection

      VG : in very good condition. Signs of label removed from verso of fep with minimal marking. Teg 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]
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        Voyage of the Dawn Treader

      London: Geoffrey Bles, , 1952. Octavo. Original pale blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. With illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Ghosting to spine through the dust jacket, fading to edges, gift inscription and owner's address to half title, dust jacket lightly nicked and rubbed, price clipped. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Svenskt konstnärslexikon. Tiotusen svenska konstnärers liv och verk. I-V.

      - Illustrerad. Malmö, Allhem 1952-67. Stor 4:o. 333,(3); 359,(3); 610,(2); 597,(3); 839,(1) s. Blå originalhalvskinnband. Nötta skyddsomslag med några revor. 29 x 22,5 cm.*Omfattar 12500 svenska konstnärer.[#\45324]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        Svenskt konstnärslexikon. I-V. [Tolvtusen svenska konstnärers liv och verk].

      Allhem, Malmö, 1952-1967. 4:o. Totalt ca 2750 s. Mycket rikt illustrerad. Förlagets vackra röda halvfranska band med guldornerade ryggar och upphöjda bind. En fin svit om fem volymer.. Lite trasiga skyddsomslag finns med också. Allhems konstnärslexikon

      [Bookseller: Aspingtons Antikvariat]
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        J'ai du mourir *

      Sans nom, Paris 1952. - Broché 24 x 17, couverture fantaisie de papier artisanal ornée d'une vignette gravée contrecollée. Mystérieuse brochure poétique de 8 pages tirées sur papier de mûrier brut, constituée d'un texticule d'une page en regard de la seconde gravure, se terminant par l'étrange mention de "40 exemplaires 8 suites No 36".

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        BEE WORLD Volumes 1 to 84 Inclusive (1919-2003)

      UK: The Bee Research Association, 1952. A fine 85 year run of this important periodical. Vols. 1-66 (1919-1985) bound in red cloth; vols. 67-70 (1986-1989) in the original parts; vols. 71-78 (1990-1997) bound in blue cloth; vols. 79-84 (1998-2003) in the original parts. Volume I. no. I. is in facsimile as are pages 135-142 from vol. II. (adverts for the Oct.20- April. 21 issue) otherwise complete and original. In the earlier volumes the covers are not bound in. The bindings are faily uniform for each format, with gilt lettering to the spine, a few later red cloth bindings are not titled, The condition is generally very good with light general wear only, some of the earlier volumes with inconspicuous stamps. Long runs such as this are very rarely offered.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Ricami genovesi.

      Subject: (Pizzi & merletti, ricami). Milano, Alfieri, 1952, 4to leg. in seta marezzata, titoli in oro alla cop. e al dorso, pp. 30 con una tav. applicata all'antiporta e 60 tav. f.t. Bruniture diffuse prevalentemente ai margini delle tav.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Approach to Infinity

      [Glendale, CA]: [Roy Squires], 1952 [Glendale, CA]: [Roy Squires], [1952]. First and only edition. Signed by Dollens and inscribed to Barbara Champlin on the "About the Artist" page. Illustrated throughout by Dollens. Unpaginated, but 14 pp, including wraps. A little age toning of the paper, else fine. Extraordinarily rare and visionary little black-and-white paper opus published by Roy Squires in Glendale in 1952 (though nowhere so credited within), with front and rear wrapper illustrations based on photographic miniatures with projected backgrounds, the illustrations within reproduced from water-color and tempera paintings, partly sprayed through stencils, all by Dollens. The theme herein, for the images and the text (also by Dollens), is a mystical one of man's approaching destiny out there somewhere in the endless stars, with a sense that this is so very natural, a step in our spiritual evolution. Somewhere in the web between the text and illustrations lies an oddly almost religious mood. Looking at it, reading it, this unpretentious little book really does seem to crystalize what science fiction is all about for many of us - as does the title itself. Subsequent readings then almost feel like a benediction. Sounds like a very lot from a very little, but that's what Dollens achieved here. The multi-talented Dollens was a long-time science-fiction illustrator and photographer, with numerous cover and internal illustration credits in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Aboriginal Science Fiction, Science Fiction Advertiser, Fantasy Advertiser, Räuber auf Selena, The Future Is Now, Gamma: New Frontiers in Fiction, and others, and was the dustjacket portrait photographer for such authors as Ray Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes) and Chad Oliver (The Winds of Time), not to mention non-sci-fi works such as the photography for Karen Kuykendall's Every Cats. Inscription to Barbara Champlin is in blue-green ink, next to his professional address at the time (presumably circa 1952, though the inscription is undated) at 3771 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles 34 California. A very early creation for both Dollens and publisher Roy Squires. Try finding another one of these. L-100

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        John Ford's framed International Award from the Venice International Film Festival for The Quiet Man (1952)

      Venice International Film Festival, 1952. Director John Ford's framed International Award from the Venice International Film Festival for his classic 1952 film, "The Quiet Man." Ford also received a nomination for the Golden Lion Award at the same festival and went on to win the 1953 Academy Award for Best Director for the film. Begun in 1932, the Venice Festival is one of the most prestigious film events in the world, second only to Cannes, and the oldest fillm festival still being held.& & 28 x 20 inches, original black wood frame. Unexamined out of frame, but the award certificate appears to be in Fine condition, and the frame is Very Good with a bit of edgewear, with evidence that the backing has been removed. Presumably this either the frame in which the award was presented or the one Ford had made for it. A unique piece of film history from one of the iconic director's most critically acclaimed films.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Lost Childhood and Other Essays [Inscribed by Greene]

      NY: Viking Press, 1952. Hardcover. Very good. First American Edition. Very good in a price clipped, lightly worn jacket that is sunned on the spine. Inascribed by Greene in the year of publication on the front free endpaper thus: For--/ from Graham Greene/ N.Y. Feb. 1952. Inscription is light, almost as if the pen was running out of ink, but is fully legible. Small bookplate on front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Records of North American Big Game 1952 (A Unique Copy)

      1952 - RECORDS OF NORTH AMERICAN BIG GAME 1952 (A Unique Copy,) Scribner's, N.Y. 1952, first and only edition, 177 pages, profusely illustrated. INSCRIBED TO STUART RICHARDSON AND SIGNED BY 14 PROMINENT BOONE AND CROCKET MEMBERS including Milford Baker, Bob Reeve, Karl Frederick, Samuel B. Webb, A.C.Gilbert, J. Watson Webb, Harold E. Anthony, Jimmy Clark, George Browne, DeForest Grant, Fairfield Osborn and former B & C president, Archie Roosevelt. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and complete with minimal wear to the extemities. The book is Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hunter Books]
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        CARTEL-POSTER-AFFICHE MAHON 1952 FIESTAS DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GRACIA

      MIRABET 1952 - Lang: Español 0 Soporte: Entelado/On linen. MAO Tamaño del cartel: 63 x 100 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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        Orlando.

      1952 1952 - (The Marmalade Cat). A Seaside Holiday. 1st issue. London: Country Life Limited 1952. Rigt illustr. i farver af forf. Fol. 32 s. Orig. dek. kart. med lærredsryg. Rifter i omsl. Richly illustr. in colour by the author. Publisher's pictorial boards with cloth-spine. Tears in cover. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        GO

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in blue on spine; 311pp. Touch of sunning just at the crown, with a faint, tiny stain to lower edge of textblock; very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, sunned at spine, with light edgewear, a few tiny tears, and two longer ones (crown and front panel) which were mended by cello tape on verso (now removed); Very Good+. Holmes' semi-autobiographical first novel, published at age 26, and generally considered the first novel depicting the Beat Generation, preceding 'On The Road' by some 5 years. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wise Blood; A Good Man is Hard to Find; The Violent Bear it Away.

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company; Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy, 1952–55–60 - 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in yellow, black and grey morocco, titles blocked to spines copied from the original covers, black endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a black leather-entry slipcase made by The Chelsea Bindery. A fine set. First editions, first printings. O'Connor only published two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent bear It Away. Together with her short story collection A Good Man Is Hard to Find, these three books represent all that was published in her lifetime. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch. Auf Grund der von Elias von Steinmeyer hinterlassenen Sammlungen im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig bearb. u. hrsg. v. Elisabeth Karg-Gasterstädt u. Theodor Frings bzw. Rudolf Grosse. Band 1-4.

      Akademie Verlag 1952-2001, Berlin - Gr.-8vo. XXXVI S., 1586 Spalten; VIII S., 2 Bl., 826 Sp.; 2 Bl., 1410 Sp.; XX S.; 1620 (v. 1858) Sp. HLwd. u. Lwd. (Bd. II) m. Rückentitel. bwz. OBrosch. (Bd. IV). Die ersten drei Bände vollständig, Bd. 4 in 21 (von ca 24) Lieferungen (A-Inni). - Die Fortsetzung in Lieferungen ab Bd. V u. Beibände sind noch im Erscheinen begriffen und sind lieferbar. - Sauber u. gut. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        MEDIUM. Informations Surréalistes. Nos. 1 - 8. Medium. Communication Surréaliste. Nouvelle Série 1 - 4. COLLECTION COMPLETE

      Editions Arcanes, Paris - COLLECTION COMPLETE des 2 SERIES: Première série, du numéro 1, novembre 1952 au numéro 8, juin 1953 . Directeur Jean Schuster. Impression recto sur papier de couleurs (43,5 x 28,5 cm ). Textes de Legrand, Bédouin, Schuster, Péret, Goldfayn, Valorbe, Breton, Kyrou, Libérati, Mitrani, Brunius, Dufrêne, Dax, Blanchard, Oppenheim. Nouvelle série, du numéro 1, novembre 1953 au numéro 4, janvier 1955. 4 volumes in 4, brochés, couverture illustrée. Numéros consacrés à Simon Hantaï (n°1), Paalen (n°2), Svanberg (n°3) et Wilfredo Lam (n°4). Contributions d'André Breton, Benjamin Péret, Robert Benayoun, Gérard Legrand . Nombreuses illustrations. Très bel état [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        EX - LIBRIS

      Madrid - Libro-estuche de Cortés, conteniendo la colección completa de esta mitica revista de ex-libris editada de 1952 a 1961.Numeros . Nº 1 al XX en 15 volumenes. 1º I con 31 págs y 2 ex-libris. 2º II con 31 págs y 1 ex-libris. 3º III con 31 págs y 2 ex-libris. 4º IV con 31 págs y 2 ex-libris. 5º V con 31 págs y 3 ex-libris. 6º VI con 31 págs y 3 ex-libris. 7º VII con 31 págs y 3 ex-libris. 8º VIII con 31 págs y 2 ex-libris. 9º IX con 31 págs y 2 ex-libris. 10º X con 35 págs y 3 ex-libris. 11º XI-XII con 63 págs y 5 ex-libris. 12º XIII-XIV con 63 págs y 6 ex-libris. 13º XV-XVI con 62 págs y 10 ex-libris. 14º XVII-XVIII con 63 págs y 4 ex-libris. 15º XIX-XX con 87 págs y 5 ex-libris. Toda la obra ilustrada.Rara.( Hemeroteca ) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Lost Childhood and Other Essays [Inscribed by Greene]

      NY: Viking Press, 1952. Hardcover. Very good. First American Edition. Very good in a price clipped, lightly worn jacket that is sunned on the spine. Inascribed by Greene in the year of publication on the front free endpaper thus: For--/ from Graham Greene/ N.Y. Feb. 1952. Inscription is light, almost as if the pen was running out of ink, but is fully legible. Small bookplate on front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        The Nymphs of Fiesole. With the woodcuts made by Bartolomeo di Giovanni for a lost Quattrocento edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and have now been reassembled and recut.

      Officina Bodoni di Giovanni Mardersteig 1952 4° picc.; pp. 127 non num. 3 su carta a tino Fabriano, carattere Griffo, con 23 xilografie di Bartolomeo di Giovanni reincise da Fritz Kredel. Dramma pastorale in versi di Affrico e Mensola scritto da Giovanni Boccaccio e tradotto in lingua inglese da John Goubourne dalla versione francese di Antoine Guerin; testi curati da Ronald H.Boothroyd. Edizione tirata a complessivi 225 esempl. numerati; questo nostro esemplare è uno dei soli due con spledida legatura d'arte firmata da Pierre Lucien Martin (1913-1985) di Parigi (Es. n.I). Legatura rigorosamente classica di assoluta perfezione in pieno marocchino grigio scuro a grana larga, piatti inquadrati da tre filetti in oro, doppio filetto in oro al labbro, dorso a cinque nervi con filetti in oro che incorniciano le singole campiture; autore, titolo e data incisi in oro, i tre tagli dorati compresi i due intonsi. All'interno sguardie in vitello con pagine di rispetto a colori degradanti fino all'avorio della carta Fabriano. Astuccio in cartone e pelle edit., è stata aggiunta una scatola artigianale in cartone decorato a custodia e protezione della preziosa legatura. Eccezionale e superba copia. Cfr. Catalogo Mardersteig n.102.(vedi riproduz.)

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        La pensée et les secrets du Sâr Joséphin Péladan. 4 Volumes.I: Péladan Grand Maître de l?Ordre de la Rose-Croix du Temple du Graal,son oeuvre occulte, philosophique et spiritualiste. Préface par Emile Dantinne.II: La Science de l?Amour. - Les Idées etles Formes. - La Chaîne des Traditions. La Terre du Sphinx. - La Terre du Christ.- L?Art de choisir sa femme d?après la physionomie. Introduction aux sciences occultes.III: Péladan chevalier de l?Art idéaliste et mystique. Le critique d?Art, le poète. - Le Théâtre de la Rose-Croix et le cantre de l?Amour.IV: Péladan romancier et moraliste - Le Cycle de la Décadence latine. Les Drames de la Conscience.

      Editions Rosicruciennes 1952-1958, Neuchâtel - Paris, - 419 + 383 + 495pages, + 513 pages, demi-chagrin bleue, dos à faux-nerfs, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés, couleur du cuir des tomes 1 - 2 et 3 un peu passée, couverture conservée.Exemplaire numéroté sur papier vergé teinté supérieur de Mathey et Poirier 70/150.

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        REPROBACIÓN DE LAS SUPERSTICIONES Y HECHICERÍAS

      Autor, Madrid 1952 - 147 pág 26x18 cm Tapa dura, piel Bueno Joyas bibliográficas Facsímil autógrafo de un recibo del Maestro Ciruelo; facsímil de la portada de una de las primeras ediciones de la Reprobación; las cuatro reglas generales de teología, en las cuales se comprehenden todas las maneras de supersticiones; entiende contra la nigromancia y rorguinería de las brujas malditas; de la falsa astrología; reprueba la superstición de los comunes ensalmadores; de los sacadores de los espíritus malos en las personas que están endemoniadas, etc.

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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. First American Edition. Laid into this copy is a program from the National League of American Pen Women's Georgia Celebrity Breakfast, held in Atlanta on February 24th, 1955. O'Connor's name is listed among the honorees on the cover, along with Ralph McGill, John Selby, and Mac Hyman. The author's celebrated first novel, and basis for the 1979 John Huston film starring Brad Dourif. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); textured yellow boards with titles stamped in brown on the spine; dustjacket; 232pp. Two inobtrusive stains to the board edges with a touch of light rubbing at the spine ends, else a tight, Near Fine copy. The dustjacket is price-clipped, with a single 1/4 inch closed tear at the upper corner of the rear flap fold; a sharp, Near Fine example - still bright white, and free from the usual toning and fading to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Remarkable letter to Lord Waverley (Lionel, 1898-1984, Professor of Economics at the LSE 1929-1961, Life Peer)

      1952 - (Sir John Anderson, 1882-1958, war-time Chancellor of the Exchequer), expressing his "sympathy and indignation at the infamous treatment you have received from the Socialists - including by omission the late Prime Minister [Attlee] . I am disgusted with Gaitskell [Hugh, leader of the Labour Party 1955-1963] who was a pupil of mine [at New College, Oxford] and a friend of long standing", he sends a copy of his letter to Gaitskell (present) "which I have no doubt will end that relationship. These people will reduce everything to a common degradation if no protest is made" (2nd March 1952), to Gaitskell he writes "I know the victim of your shabby triumph . During the war I watched him settling disputes between ministers of all parties . Since the abolition of the University Franchise . he has refused safe conservative seats on the ground that as a public servant he received confidences which he would not . had it ever been thought that he would ever fight on a party ticket . Are only mediocrities who have no views on anything, henceforward, to be in charge of our public inquiries? Is the stuffed shirt their idea of the just man made perfect?", with further scathing comments, " 'Ne'er look . the eagles are gone; crows and daws, crows and daws .' Yours with very deep regret", 2 sides 8vo and 2 sides folio, 10 Meadway Close, N.W.11, 1st - 2nd March

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner' "A" and the publisher's Seal. A beautiful copy. This First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the spine. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has NO chips or pieces missing. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocks or leans. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper, 1952-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harper Brothers, 1952. First American Edition, First Printing, with statement of "First Edition" present on copyright page, as well as proper date code of "I-B". In original dust jacket with price of $2.50 in tact, first state with four blurbs on the rear panel and the name of the publisher at the base of the spine. Hardcover and dust jacket are in Good condition with signs of handling and age. Clean pages, showing signs of being handled. Name of former owner penned onto half title page. Book plate from previous owner laid into front free end paper. Exterior shows light soiling, rubbing and wear. The dust jacket shows sunning, cup ring stains, light stains, chipping, wear along the folds, and surfaces creases. Split starting along front fold. Rare in dust jacket. A nice copy. Presents well.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Svenskt konstnärslexikon. I-V.

      Allhems förlag, 1952-67. Fem volymer, 333 + (2); 359 + (3); 610 + (3); 597 + (2); (4) + 839 + (1) s. Förlagets halvfranska band. Liten anteckning i bläck i var bok på pärmarnas insida. Del 1 även med namnteckning

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        Winston Churchill's War Memoirs. Ready September 3. Volume V. Closing the Ring. June 1943 to the eve of the invasion of Europe. Cassell

      [London]: Cassell, [1952]. (CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.) 12 x 19 inches. . Posterboard, bold type printed in grey against an orange background, text of blurb in white. Some minor soiling and edgewear. Cf. Woods pp. 123-4 for details of publication of the book . Advertising poster for volume V of Churchill's most celebrated work, headed by a blurb for the preceding volume: "How fortunate we are to have this precious possession, which those who have lived through these years will read again and again and future generations turn to in pride and affection" Sir Charles Webster - reviewing Volume IV in The Spectator. A striking piece of Churchill ephemera

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        L'Odyssée [chants V et VI]. [Bois originaux de Henri Laurens]

      Paris: Creuzevault, 1952. Livre. Illus. by Henri Laurens. Parfait. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. In-4. Paris, Creuzevault, 1952. 32,5 x 22 cm, in-4, 32 ff. n. ch., 14 bois originaux en noir par Henri Laurens dont un sur la couverture, un au titre, un hors texte et onze dans le texte, en feuilles sous couverture de papier floqué gris pâle rempliée et illustrée, chemise et étui. Premier tirage des bois de Henri Laurens. Cette édition contient uniquement les Chants V et VI de L'Odyssée, dans la traduction de Victor Bérard. Tirage à 175 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 125 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé de Montval, signé par l'artiste au colophon (n° 144). Une très belle réalisation, d'une grande pureté. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 6079).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        En attendant Godot [Waiting for Godot].

      Les Editions de Minuit, 1952, but later - ca. 1959. - Later printing of first edition (16th thousand.) Original wrappers. Minor edge wear and small bookseller's label to interior of rear wrapper. Laid into custom made, suitable Beckettian clambshell case. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Samuel Beckett. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and The Sea

      Charles Scribners' Sons 1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952. First edition and first printing of Hemingway's classic tale of a lone fisherman and giant marlin locked in battle, with Scribner's "A" and seal on the copyright page, and no mention of the Nobel Prize on the dust jacket. The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1953, and was cited in the announcement of Hemingway's Nobel Prize in 1954: "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style." A bright, near-fine copy. Octavo, original pale blue cloth lettered in silver, Hemingway's signature blindstamped to front board, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. This copy inscribed by the author directly on the front free endpaper (not in an added "clip" or postcard). Pictures available upon request. $22,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: E. B. Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original light blue cloth, titles to spine in silver, author's name to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Extremities very slightly rubbed. An excellent copy in the jacket with mild rubbing along the edges and a few tiny nicks at the ends of the toned spine panel. First edition, first printing. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A lovely copy of this American classic. Book Fine without any previous ownerships markings or discoloration to boards; spine gilt bright. In a fresh dust jacket that is nearly Fine, but with a touch of wear at the spine ends and a little color added to a scuff along the spine fold. & & The final work of fiction published in the author's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and cited by the Nobel Prize Committee, "The Old Man and the Sea" cemented Hemingway's legacy as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        La fete continue

      Papeete aux editions de la main droite 1952 - Bon Etat numeroté exemplaire non coupé edition originale tirée a [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Reaction organique a L'agression et choc.

      Masson et cie.,, Paris, 1952 - Paris, Masson et cie., 1952. 205 pages. Original softcover in protective Mylar. Signed and inscribed by Laborit. Very good in green printed wraps, with a crease to the front panel and a small loss to the foot of the spine. First edition of Laborit's third book, with an inscription in his somewhat illegible hand addressed to "Monsieur le professeur." Laborit was a French physician, writer, and philosopher who eventually became a research department head at Boucicault. He was the first to study GHB, and also did pioneering research into dopamine antagonists as treatment for shock and as antipsychotics. Laborit also appeared in Resnais' 'Mon oncle d'amerique,' which draws heavily on his ideas. Henri Laborit (November 21, 1914 – May 18, 1995) was a French physician, writer and philosopher. Laborit was born in Hanoi, French Indochina and started his career as a neurosurgeon in the Marines and then moved on to fundamental research. He won the prestigious Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research in 1957. Laborit later became a research head at Boucicault Hospital in Paris. His interests included psychotropic drugs, eutonology, and memory. He pioneered the use of dopamine antagonists to reduce shock in injured soldiers. His observation that people treated with these drugs showed reduced interest in their surroundings led to their later use as antipsychotics. He was also the first researcher to study GHB, in the early 1960s. He hoped that it would be an orally bioavailable precursor to the neurotransmitter GABA, but it proved to have other uses and was later discovered as an endogenous neurotransmitter. He appeared in the 1980 Alain Resnais film Mon oncle d'Amérique, which is built around the ideas of Laborit and uses the stories of three people to illustrate theories deriving from evolutionary psychology regarding the relationship of self and society. This movie includes short sequences of rat experiments that are used to illustrate the behaviors of some of the characters in different situations (such as inhibition in the action). The French-born American market researcher Clotaire Rapaille considered Laborit to be an important influence in his work. The 1991 Italian film Mediterraneo begins with a quote from Laborit which, translated, means "In times like these, escape is the only way to stay alive and keep dreaming." (Wikipedia) Sprache: Francais Signed and inscribed by Laborit. Very good in green printed wraps, with a crease to the front panel and a small loss to the foot of the spine. First edition of Laborit's third book, with an inscription in his somewhat illegible hand addressed to "Monsieur le professeur." Laborit was a French physician, writer, and philosopher who eventually became a research department head at Boucicault. He was the first to study GHB, and also did pioneering research into dopamine antagonists as treatment for shock and as antipsychotics. Laborit also appeared in Resnais' 'Mon oncle d'amerique,' which draws heavily on his ideas. Original softcover in protective Mylar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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