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        The Old Man and the Sea

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

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        Raine/Watkins Letters: Correspondence between Kathleen Raine, Vernon Watkins, Gwen Watkins, and others.

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

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

      British Somaliland, Yemen, 1952-1953. - Album of photographs taken by Lieutenant Barry A. Biemans of the Royal Fusiliers, East Surrey Regiment (Army identification number 295115), during his foreign service with the Somaliland Scouts, featuring uncommon scenes from Hargeisa and Araweh in Somalia, and also several views in Aden. Contains approximately 340 gelatin silver print photographs, four colour postcards, as well as 4 urgent manuscript despatches, military documents and ephemera, two maps showing patrol routes and defence strategies, a manuscript shooting practice roll, and a contemporary newspaper report, all mounted onto black cardstock leaves and captioned with much detail. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 4 x 3,75 cm, and the largest 20 x 16 cm. Oblong 8vo. black cloth albums, each measuring approximately 30 x 24 cm, Significant wear and fading to boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition internally, with an abundance of photographs and more. Lieutenant Barry A. Biemans was assigned to the "Somaliand Scouts" - a Brigade in the British Army tasked with the defense of the British protectorate. Although serving in the MT Section [Mechanical Transport] he was also involved in patrolling roadways, and in transmitting critical communications throughout the vast region, evidently travelling on horseback for hand-to-hand delivery. During his 7 months of service in the Somaliland Protectorate, there were numerous incidents of indigenous groups invading and looting others, as well as armed resistance movements aimed at reducing British policing efforts. Frequently travelling alone and sometimes overnighting precariously in a small group, the young lieutenant fearlessly fulfilled his role in defending the protectorate, indigenous civilians, and his fellow countrymen. [As well sa political unrest, in 1951 the eastern part of Somaliland Protectorate also fell victim to a drought-caused famine which had resulted from the failure of both spring and autumn rains in 1950. The people of this area being nomadic, were forced to migrate with their flocks to summer grazing areas further south. Elders and children, however, who were unable to face the journey were left behind with a certain amount of stock. By September 1950 many of them were near starvation and Government relief was initiated. Camps were set up at Erigavo, Berbera and Burao to house and care for camps some 9,000 people, mainly women and children and elderlies by March 1951. The British famine relief budget amounted to £50,000 which included rations, tents, and transport of destitute people from outlying districts. Able-bodied men were employed on public works. Some voluntary aid was also in place. Most of the tribes had to stay in the southern grazing areas and suffered heavy losses of stock.] The lieutenant's photographs, documents and manuscript annotations, together form a superlative and highly visual account of the state of affairs in British Somaliland during the final years of British rule, revealing firsthand participation in quelling tribal rebellions against the constabulary and their pillaging of village civilians. The album begins on 1 November 1951 as the lieutenant is settled in H.M. Tower of London, the Regimental Headquarters of the Royal Fusiliers. Photographs taken in London ten days later capture military regiments participating in the Remembrance Day parade. An official drafting notice dated 2 January 1952 confirms that his departure will be 14 January 1952. He leaves from Liverpool on M.V. Empire Pride. During a short stop for provisions at Algiers, he acquired some colour postcards and a photograph of the women in burkhas, doing the same at Port Said. The passage through the Suez Canal is well photographed and illustrate the Anglo-Egyptian power struggles of the period. Biemans was on one several vessels in a convoy, including distant views of shore scenes including a group of tents for the Grenadier Guards, an Egyptian policeman faintly seen amidst the trees, a

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        Le guetteur mélancolique

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

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        Les enfants du bon dieu

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

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        The Art of Rosaleen Norton With poems by Gavin Greenlees

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

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        Starlight

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

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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Perspectives for the Lawrason Driscoll Residence, Novato, California. (Possible address 405 Gage Lane)

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

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        HOLE IS TO DIG

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

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        The art of Rosaleen Norton : with poems by Gavin Greenlees (Signed by Norton and Greenlees)

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

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        Peanuts.

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

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

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

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        The Decisive Moment

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

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        Aphorismes. [Cahiers] - SIGNED PROOFS.

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

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

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

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        KING GEORGE VI.

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

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        The Natural

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

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        Shizhuzhai Jianpu (Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Paper)

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

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        A Candid View into Truman’s Presidency, Inscribed to a Young Admirer

      New York 1952 - Signed Book, Mr. President: The First Publication from the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers, and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman. William Hillman, New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1952. 253 pp., 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. Inscribed and signed "Kindest regards to Miss Dawn Knothe, Harry S. Truman," under photo facing title page in black felt tip pen. Book in fine to very fine condition, with dark green covers and a mixture of text and color photos including some facsimiles of Truman's correspondence.With White House envelope fragment addressed to recipient Dawn Knothe. And with Matthew J. Connelly, Secretary to the President, Typed Letter Signed, June 13, 1952, on watermarked White House stationery. Three collateral items addressed or related to Dawn Knothe include a Christmas card from Sweden with envelope bearing dark blue 90 Norge stamp; and New York Central Building No. 143 identification card.Excerpt"President Truman said to me: 'I want the people to know the Presidency as I have experienced it and I want them to know me as I am.' This is the idea and the theme of this book.""This book began when Mr. Truman granted me a series of special interviews during which he discussed the basic policies of his administration against the background of his surprising and reflective knowledge of American and world history. The President made available to me all his diaries, his private papers and correspondence. With characteristic candor and directness, the President spoke out as no President ever has while in office."Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), Thirty-third President of the United States. A Missouri native, Truman first won elective office in 1922, winning a judge's seat on the Jackson County Court. After serving several terms, Truman was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1934, and in 1940 gained national attention for his chairmanship of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, which was eventually nicknamed "The Truman Committee." Truman continued his political rise in 1944, when he was elected Vice-President as FDR's running mate. After only 82 days in the White House, Truman was thrust into the Presidency when FDR died unexpectedly. His inheritance was a world at war. Germany had surrendered, but Japan refused to give up the war. Truman, in a desperate move to avoid having to invade the Japanese mainland, ordered the deployment of two atomic bombs. They were dropped on August 6 and August 9, 1945. Japan surrendered on August 14, 1945. As President, Truman waged an undeclared war on the Soviet Union, drafting the "Truman Doctrine," which proclaimed the United States' willingness to provide aid to countries resisting communism. The Marshall Plan sought to strengthen the European economy in the hopes that this program, too, would prevent the spread of Soviet influence. Elected President for a full term in 1948, he also brought United States troops into the Korean War (1950-1953). In addition to his cold war activities, Truman's administration expanded the New Deal and promoted Civil Rights initiatives.Dawn Knothe (b. 1931) was born in New York and graduated from Tottenville High School on Staten Island in 1948. In 1951, she worked for General Aniline & Film Corp. in the New York Central Building. In 1959, she married Kenneth C. Vetterick but they divorced in 1966. She later lived in Toms River, New Jersey, and her father lived with her until his death in 1976.William Hillman (1895-1962) was born in New York City and graduated from Columbia University in 1917. A journalist and news commentator from 1926, Hillman edited Mr. President in 1952. From 1953 to his death, he served as an assistant to Harry S. Truman in the writing of his memoirs and in other literary and television projects with the former President.ConditionFine, with isolated areas of weak binding and scattered discoloration facing a few color photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        East of Eden

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

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        Larousse mèdical illustrè

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

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        Zorba the Greek

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

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        Player Piano

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

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        Le Pere Goriot; Preface De Andre Maurois, de l'Academie Francaise * Lithographie Originale De Picasso

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale Andre Sauret, Editeur, 1952. Stiff Wraps. Orig. tan stiff wrappers printed in red and black. Fine in fine original glassine in near fine decorated slipcase. Picasso, Pablo. 371 pages. 22 x 16 cm. Limited edition, copy 701 of 3000 with frontispiece an original black and white lithography by Picasso. Unopened, a pristine copy. CRAMER 65.

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

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

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        The Old Man and the Sea

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

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company 1952 - Small 8vo., black cloth lettered in gilt; unclipped pictorial dust jacket, slightly rubbed. First edition, first printing, with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. A handsome copy of the first English language edition of Frank's "powerful" life story. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Images à La Sauvette with Les Européens and Des Européens

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

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        Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, from the library of J.R. Abbey : a bibliographical catalogue § Life in England in aquatint and lithography 1773-1860 : Architecture, drawing books, art collections, magazines, navy and army, panoramas, etc. from the library of J.R. Abbey : a bibliographical catalogue § Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1880, from the library of J.R. Abbey... A bibliographical catalogue

      London, Privately printed at the Curwen Press / Chiswick Press, 1952-1957. Three works in four volumes (32 cm), I (1952): xx, 399 pp., text illustrations, 35 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guardsheets present. Copy 71 of 500. II (1953): xxi, 427 pp., text illustrations, 33 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guards. Copy 235 of 400. III/1-2 (1957): xiii, 299 pp., text illustrations, 21 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guards; xiv, pp.301-675, text illustrations, 16 collotype plates, tissue guards. Copy 112 of 400. Uniform publisher's brown cloth, red morocco spine labels. - The indispensable catalogues of Major Abbey's colour-plate books, in first editions (limited to 500, 400, and 400 copies respectively). Acquired by Paul Mellon in the 1950s, through the agency of John Carter, these books were kept in the magnificent "Abbey Room" of the Brick House in Upperville, Virginia, until 1977, when they were transferred to the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. Christopher de Hamel, "J.R. Abbey as a book collector" in The Book Collector (Spring 2014), pp.83-91 (p.87). ¶ In fine condition, albeit lacking dust jackets. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, from the library of J.R. Abbey : a bibliographical catalogue;(32 cm), xx, 399 pp., text illustrations, 35 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guardsheets present. Publisher's brown cloth, red morocco spine label. - 556 entries. Compiled by the Hove bookseller George Bates (died 1956) and Kenneth Romney Towndrow (1900-1953) for J.R. Abbey. ¶ Copy 71 of 500. From the library of R.N.H. Moore Stevens, with his exlibris on front pastedown. Clean, unmarked copy. Lacking dust jacket.Life in England in aquatint and lithography 1773-1860 : Architecture, drawing books, art collections, magazines, navy and army, panoramas, etc. from the library of J.R. Abbey : a bibliographical catalogue;(32 cm), xxi, 427 pp., text illustrations, 33 collotype plates (1 in colour), tissue guardsheets present. Publisher's brown cloth, red morocco spine label. - Divided into thirteen sections: Architecture, Drawing Books, Art Collections, Magazines, Decorative Printing, Illustrations of the Classics, High Life and Low Life, the Navy, the Army, Sports and Pastimes, Roads and Railways, the Stage-Music-Dance, Costume, Panoramas, and amongst this miscellany one section entitled Miscellanea. The sections range in size from nine to 183 items; there are 108 drawing books and artists' sketch books, and 183 panoramas (these vary in length from a few feet to the 49 feet of a "Fête de l'agriculture" printed at Lausanne in 1792; one depicting the Coronation Procession of 1937 was made specially for Major Abbey). Compiled by George Bates for J.R. Abbey; edited by E. Jutra. Reviewed by Percy Muir, in The Times Literary Supplement, 19 June 1953, p.404, objecting to the catalogue sub-title ("a bibliographical catalogue"): "its occasional attempts at bibliographical elucidation are more bewildering than enlightening"; "an opportunity has been missed". ¶ Copy 235 of 400. Clean, unmarked copy. Lacking dust jacket.Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1880, from the library of J.R. Abbey... A bibliographical catalogue;Two volumes (32 cm), I: xiii, 299 pp., text illustrations, 21 collotype plates (1 in colour). II: xiv, pp.301-675, text illustrations, 16 collotype plates. Tissue guardsheets present. Uniform publisher's brown cloth, red morocco spine labels. - 728 entries. "An impressive contribution to bibliographical scholarship", compiled by Michael Oliver for J.R. Abbey, and "bibliographically superior" to the previous two volumes of the collection catalogue on account of Oliver's "important original notes to a number of entries," which make full use "of contemporary catalogues (notably Mr Michael Sadleir's collection in fourteen volumes of publishers' lists from 1812-42 and H.G. Bohn's catalogues of the 1840's) and contemporary advertisements for 'finding and checking published prices and bindings, as also for investigating the stages of past publication'" (quotations from John Hayward's review, in The Book Collector, Winter 1957, pp.409-410). ¶ Copy 112 of 400. Ex-Harry Pratley (1905-1987), bookseller, ABA president in 1959-1960; his sale by Sotheby's, The collection of the late H.W. Pratley, Esq., of Turnbridge Wells, Kent, 14-15 January 1988, lot 851. Clean, unmarked copy. Lacking dust jacket.

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        A BOOK OF QI BAISHI WOODBLOCK PRINTS

      Peking / Beijing, Verlag / editor Rong Baozhai China 1952, collection of Qi Baishi woodblock prints in a brocade case, (jeweils ein Blatt mit einem Farbholzschnitt und einem leeren Blatt Leporello QI BAISHI Chi Pai-shih

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        Engraving in England in the sixteenth & seventeenth centuries. A descriptive catalogue with introductions. Part l: The Tudor period § Part 2: The reign of James I § Part 3: The reign of Charles I (compiled from the notes of the late A.M. Hind by Margery Corbett and Michael Norton)

      Cambridge, University Press, 1952-1964. Three volumes (25.5 cm), I (1952): xxx, 333 pp., 156 plates (319 illustrations) and frontispiece. II (1955): xxxii, 413 pp., 252 plates (617 illustrations) and frontispiece. III (1964): xiv, 396 pp., 214 plates (466 illustrations). Uniform publisher's red cloth, printed dust jackets (volumes II and III only). - A work intended to give a complete history of British engraving (in copper, or other metal) from the Tudor Period through the reign of Charles I; a fourth volume, which was to have covered 1649 to 1688, was never published. Each volume is arranged in three parts: the first deals with the more important works by both known and anonymous masters; the second lists engravers in chronological order; and the third describes the prints of anonymous engravers, together with the works of foreign engravers working in England. Each print is located in at least one collection. Many engravings, wholly cartographic in character are described. "Every historian of the period, every student of its literature or of its art, will want to own this book" (Frances A. Yates, from a review of volume III, in The Book Collector, Winter 1964, pp.514-518). ¶ Endpapers of volume I slightly spotted, and a few marks and insignificant stains on binding; lacking its dust jacket. The other two volumes are in fine state. Overall, an excellent, clean set of this standard work.

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        Dennis the Menace

      Henry Holt 1952 - A very good first edition, inscribed by Ketchum with a drawing of Dennis. Housed in a collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - Ernest Hemingway signed 1952 Pulitzer prize winner, 1st Edition/1st Printing, with original dust jacket, THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, by Ernest Hemingway, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, with "A" and $3.00 price not clipped. Hemingway signed, along with his handwritten Cuban Finca Vigia address, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba written in old blue fountain pen laid in as shown. Book is near fine or better with a near fine or better first edition jacket with Hemingway's portrait on back panel. Totally clean and completely sound, exactly as shown. Free US Shipping is via USPS Priority mail with tracking and insurance. Good luck & thanks. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Invisible Man

      Random House 1952 - Random House, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Printing with no additional printings. Black and tan cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.50. Book Condition: Near Fine, soft shelf wear, bookplate. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, wavy jacket. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Four Picture Test.

      Four original watercolors, mounted on the inside of a portfolio. Fifteen autograph manuscript stories, all dated and signed, by the writers Belcampo, J.C. Bloem, Gerard den Brabander, Simon Carmiggelt, Jan Engelman, Hella S. Haasse, Lucebert, Adriaan Morriën, Gerard Kornelis van het Reve, Adriaan Roland Holst, M. Vasalis, Hendrik de Vries, and Victor van Vriesland, and the artists Siep van den Berg and Melle (Oldeboerrigter). Thirty-one leaves. 1952-1953. Each manuscript kept in hand-lettered parchment paper folders, all together in custom-made leather-backed clamshell box with giltlettered title on spine ('Van Lennep/ Four Picture Test').l The Four Picture Test ('Vier Platen Test') was developed by David Jacob van Lennep (1896-1982), a Dutch professor in psychological evaluation. This psychological test consists of four watercolors of varied sizes, representing different general situations: '(I) being together with one other person, (II) being personally alone, (III) being socially alone, (IV) being together with many other persons'. Writer, psychologist and graphologist Manuel van Loggem (1916-1998) showed these four pictures to fifteen celebrated or upcoming authors and artists, asking them to look only for one minute and then write a story. The writers, all writing in their own style, came up with all kinds of plotlines, dialogues and details. A recurring theme is conflict, between spouses or business partners. Hella Haasse's story is very dramatic, Lucebert's short story is poetic and Reve's story (written both in English and Dutch) about the relationship between two men ends sad. 'Het begin en het einde zijn ongedifferentieerd. Babies zijn babies, grijsaards & oude vrouwen zijn dat - voor de toeschouwer, zonder meer, in de phase daartusschen gebeurt zichtbaar elk lot', begins Vasalis, who herself was a psychiatrist.Unique and intriguing collection of unpublished stories.

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        La Divina Commedia Purgatorio

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, MILANO 1952 - Edizioni scolastiche ITALIANO A cura di Dino Provenzal. Brossura con importanti segni d’uso e del tempo, con macchie di umidità, di cera e di altro tipo; strappi e mancanze al dorso e lungo i bordi, ingiallita con fioritura così come tagli e pagine. Piatto anteriore e frontespizio completamente distaccati ma presenti. Qualche piega tra le pagine; sottolineature e annotazioni manoscritte a matita. In appendice schema e personaggi del Purgatorio.

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        Epoca - Anno III nn. 90 - 92 - 93 - 95 - 99 - 110 - 111 - 112 - 115 - 116 del 1952 Settimanale politico di grande informazione

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, MILANO 1952 - ITALIANO Dieci fascicoli dell' anno 1952. Copertine illustrate. Pagine in buono stato, ricche di fotografie in nero, nel testo e fuori.

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        Le Pere Goriot; Preface De Andre Maurois, de l'Academie Francaise * Lithographie Originale De Picasso

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale Andre Sauret, Editeur, 1952. Stiff Wraps. Orig. tan stiff wrappers printed in red and black. Fine in fine original glassine in near fine decorated slipcase. Picasso, Pablo. 371 pages. 22 x 16 cm. Limited edition, copy 701 of 3000 with frontispiece an original black and white lithography by Picasso. Unopened, a pristine copy. CRAMER 65.

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        Wise Blood

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Near fine in very good dustwrapper with a small chip on the front panel, a small tear, and slight offsetting on the flaps and inside the jacket from adhesive used on an old homemade jacket protecter. Still a nice and bright copy of the author's first book. Burgess 99.

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        Laughing To Keep From Crying.

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1952. First edition of Hughes' second major collection of short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Inscribed especially for Wolfgang, With sincere regard Langston New York March 30, 1952." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. "More than any other American writer, Langston Hughes brought African American culture and traditions into American literature" (Oxford Encyclopedia, 237). Laughing to Keep from Crying, his first collection of short fiction in nearly two decades, highlights the finest aspects of his work: his "simple, direct, style, the thirst for social criticism, the balance between satire and comedy, the basic, easily recognizable plot line, and the ability to create 'everyman' characters" (Ostram, Langston Hughes). Its title, drawn from a blues lyric, especially speaks to how "Hughes was galvanized by the music of his people, whether blues, jazz, or religious... his specific commitment to depicting and strengthening the African American heartbeat in America... gave him a place of central importance in 20th-century African American literature and American literature generally" (Gates and Higginbotham, African American Lives, 420-22). On publication, the stories in Laughing won immediate praise as "highly successful... each is the work of a 'writer' in the finest sense of the word" (New York Times).

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