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        Il était une fois un alphabet

      1952 - Paris, sans nom d'éditeur, sans date, publié à compte d'auteur, [imprimeur LIESA, 1952]. In-8 oblong, reliure à spirales, couverture en couleurs, petit manque en pied au premier plat, petits manques au second plat sur quelques perforations. 24 (9) pages, planches et figures en couleurs, ouvrage imprimé en lithogravure, intérieur légèrement jauni, beau rendu des couleurs cependant. Petite déchirure d'un cm page 24, sans atteindre le texte. Joint également un feuillet volant, "jeux pour les grands". "L'amitié et le monde de l'art unissaient Marcelle Marquet, écrivain et conteuse hors pair, et Souza Desnoyer, illustratrice et miniaturiste, épouses respectives des peintres Albert Marquet et François Desnoyer. Nous savons peu de chose sur la genèse de ce livre : durant l'été 1939, les Marquet invitèrent les Desnoyer à séjourner dans leur maison-atelier de la Frette, près de Paris. Le soir, ils jouaient au Diamino, sorte de jeu de Scrabble. Souza écrit : "ce jeu nous donna l'idée, à Marcelle Marquet et à moi, , de fabriquer des boîtes de Diamino pour les soldats de la ligne Maginot qui, paraît-il, s'ennuyaient terriblement dans leurs tunnels. Ensuite, cela nous incita à faire un alphabet amusant pour les enfants avec un texte de Marcelle Marquet et des images de moi". Conçu donc autour de 1939, Il était une fois un alphabet ne sera réalisé et imprimé qu'après la guerre. L'ouvrage raconte raconte l'histoire de la rencontre et de l'union des peuples des Voyelles et des Consonnes. Au fil des pages, chaque lettre devient un personnage bien vivant, caractérisé par sa forme corporelle et sa psychologie. La relation au monde et à l'environnement, la richesse de sa diversité culturelle nourrissent la relation entre les lettres-personnages" (notice des éditions Chandeigne, qui réédita l'ouvrage en 2009). Bel exemplaire de cette édition originale. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CERÁMICA DEL LEVANTE ESPAÑOL. SIGLOS MEDIEVALES. TOMOS II-III.

      Barcelona: Labor, .- 1952 - 2 v. (2 h., XIV p., 1 h., 737 p., 3 h.) (2 h., XIV p., 1 h., 697 p., 3 h.); 27x19 cm.- Holandesa piel con puntas. Buen estado general. Presenta algunos puntos de óxido en los bordes de las páginas. Ilustrado. Cerámica Medieval Valencia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Turning Points in Ethics

      1952 - C. I. Lewis. Turning Points in Ethics. Machette Lectures Wesleyan University—1952. Typescript. Three lectures I. Human Natures and Ethics; II. Human Values; III. The Rational Imperatives. These lectures were never published. There is a copy in the C. I. Lewis Archive at Stanford Special Collections. The present typescript has been corrected and emended in pen and pencil by C. I Lewis. The copy was owned by Cornelius Kruse, Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan, whose ink markings are also on the typescript. Shipping $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. $3500.00. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Mountain and the Valley, The Cruelest Month, Ox Bells and Fireflies [each volume inscribed]]

      Henry Holt & Company, New York 1952 - Three volumes, first edition in jacket, each warmly inscribed using his local moniker Ern. The Mountain and the Valley; New York: Henry Holt, 1952. Jacket toned, chipped at extremities (especially at head and foot of spine), and price clipped. Inscribed on front free endpaper. WITH The Cruelest Month; Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1963. Front flap of jacket severed but present, chip off upper joint 2 inches up from foot, rubbed at extremities, with spine toned. Crease to front free endpaper; page 234/5 dog-eared. Inscribed on half title. WITH Ox Bells and Fireflies; Toronto / Montreal: McClelland & Stewart, 1968. Jacket lightly soiled, rubbed at extremities, and with a few short closed tears. Inscribed on first front free endpaper. Each volume inscribed to the same person(s): "For - with love, Ern". Throughout the volumes the inscribee has interleaved newspaper articles and clippings relating to the author - numbering 23 in all - as well as the programme for Buckler On Stage (an adaptation of his short stories produced by Barnacle Theatre in 1990), and a few unrelated slips of ephemera including an Alan Eagleson autograph. Jackets will be housed in brodart: a removable archival sleeve. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        new furniture - neue möble - meubles nouveaux. I.

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

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        John F. Kennedy Seeks to Set the Historical Record Straight on Munich

      1952 - Draft Typed Letter (unsigned), to the Editor of Time Magazine, June 13, 1952, with handwritten emendations. 4 pp. 8 1/2 x 11 in, but for p. 4 which is cropped at bottom. "Randolph S. Churchill denounces the 'holier-than-thou' attitude adopted by some Americans towards the English in regard to Munich and states that England 'had no more moral or legal obligation' to defend Czechoslovakia than had the United States. Three days before the Munich Conference (September 26) the French received Chamberlain's solemn pledge of absolute and immediate, as opposed to probable and eventual military action if France went to the Defense of Czechoslovakia.That the British chose peace at this time rather than war is not, in my opinion, to their discredit, considering the poor condition of their armaments. As I stated in my book, While Why England Slept, the criticism directed against Munich could have been directed with more accuracy at Britain's tardiness in rearming than against the pact itself." Complete Transcript [Bolded additions made in Kennedy's hand; bracketed additions from the retained copy.] [June 13, 1952EditorTIMETime & Life Building9 Rockefeller PlazaNew York, N.Y.Dear Sir:]In your June 9th issue, Randolph S. Churchill denounces the "holier-than-thou" attitude adopted by some Americans towards the English in regard to Munich and states that England "had no more moral or legal obligation" to defend Czechoslovakia than had the United States. Mr. Churchill implies that the respective positions of Great Britain and the United States towards Czechoslovakia were on a par. As a member of the League of Nations, England had an obligation towards collective security that the United States had not seen fit to assume, although it must be admitted that by 1938 the League was almost defunct, the major powers having no small responsibility for its failure.More important was Britain's military alliance with France under the Locarno Pact of 1925, which although it did not guarantee Czechoslovakia against aggression as it did Belgium, made it inevitable that if France went to war to fulfill its own direct obligation under the Franco-Czech Treaty of 1924, England would be drawn in. Prime Minister Chamberlain described this position clearly in his statement to the House of Commons on March 24, 1938 when it was apparent that a crisis was brewing in Czechoslovakia, and his warning that Britain would become involved in any war that France fought was echoed a few months later by Sir John Simon, Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his Lanark speech (August 27, 1938). Three days before the Munich Conference (September 26) the French received Chamberlain's solemn pledge of absolute and immediate, as opposed to probable and eventual military action if France went to the Defense of Czechoslovakia.The British Government projected itself into the Czech affair by sending the Runciman Mission to Prague in July, 1938. Although it was announced (by Lord Halifax, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the House of Lords, July 27th) that Lord Runciman would act as mediator in "a private capacity", he clearly had an official status; his mission was staffed by experts lent by the government and its expenses were paid by the Foreign Office. Moreover, when he submitted his report of September 21st, advocating the transfer of the Sudeten areas to Germany, it was printed as one of the documents in the White Paper on the Czech crisis.Thus England was deeply committed, by her treaty ties with France and by her official actions, to the settlement of the issues at stake.The illustrious father of Mr. Churchill has admitted that Great Britain was deeply involved and that "it must be recorded with regret that the British government not only acquiesced but encouraged the French government in a fatal course." (Churchill, The Gathering Storm, 321.)That the British chose peace at this time rather than war is not, in my opinion, to their discre. (See website for full description)

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        BIRD-DIETIES IN CHINA.

      - Ascona 1952, Artibus Asiae. Red cloth, very clean,small bump to top back cover, else contents clean, sound, 61 full-page b.w. plates, small folio. ALWAYS R A R E ! * * FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 350 COPIES * * An excellent monograph, with chapters: The Pervasiveness of Animal-Worship & the concept of the Soul. . Some Representations of Anthropomorphized Bird-forms in the Paleolithic, Neolithic & Bronze ages. The Widespread belief in a Connection between Birds & the Spirit-world. . China: The Period of Pre-history: last centuries of the Shang Dynasty; early Chou, Middle Chou, with a digression on the Drums of Dong-so'n [Vietnam]; late Chou-Han; Han; Six dynasties. . Epilogue: Two representations of Bird-deities from Christian Churches of the European Peninsula. *** VERY RARE TITLE: . * FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 350 COPIES * This work like the authors other title, was issued in a small edition of First & Only Limited Numbered copies. . This work has always been RARE and seldom found on the market. An important addition to any reference library collection. * The author has written two famous books, both of which were published in a small Limited & Numbered Edition. See below. *** REFERENCES: . WATERBURY, Florance.: EARLY CHINESE SYMBOLS & LITERATURE: Vestiges & Speculations with Particular Reference to the Ritual Bronzes of the Shang Dynasty, 1952. Issued in a small LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 250 COPIES PRINTED, ONLY 225 OF WHICH ARE HAND-NUMBERED & FOR SALE. . Please check with us to see if we have it in stock. *** Color scans of this and most other books are posted to our website.

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        The decisive moment

      Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris, New York, 1952. Hardcover, dustjacket, with a captions booklet insert. First edition. 126 stunning full page black and white photographs from around the world by the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004), considered to be the founder of photojournalism, who developed the method of candid or street photography from which the expression "the decisive moment" derives. In his own words, "Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera."This book, with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. The French Edition by Verve (Images a la Sauvette) and the American Edition by Simon and Schuster (The Decisive Moment), were conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang. The engravings and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July, 1952."Folio, 126 photographs, text, Index. White illustrated boards, designs by Henri Matisse. Condition: The cover boards are lightly toned, the binding is holding but getting loose. Otherwise the book is in VG condition. The jacket is fair only, toned, chipped. (please see photos)

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        Pen and Graver: Alphabets & Pages of Calligraphy by Hermann Zapf. With a Preface by Paul Standard. Cut in Metal by August Rosenberger.

      Museum Books Inc., 1952 - LIMITED EDITION of 2,000 copies. Oblong 4to. 9 x 12 inches. [iv], pp., 25 ff., [10] pp. Printed in brick-red and black inks throughout; text clean, unmarked. Vellum spine, blind-stamped brown paper over boards, added clear mylar jacket; binding square and tight, slight bumps to corners, else Fine. This is the first English-Language Edition of Feder und Stichel, printed on Italian Fabriano paper in the private printing office of D. Stempel AG type foundry, Frankfurt am Main. The calligraphic pages were designed by Hermann Zapf between 1939 and 1941. The Historical Appendix in this volume was also contributed by Hermann Zapf and translated by Paul Standard who contributed the Preface to this volume All the metal plates were cut by hand by August Rosenberger, punch-cutter to D. Stempel AG. Text set in Palatino. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        A Buyer's Market.

      Heinemann, London., 1952. First edition. Octavo. pp [vi], 274. The second and scarcest title in the Dance to the Music of Time sequence.Edges faintly spotted. Fine in the second issue dustwrapper which is very good indeed, slightly faded at the spine, with shallow chipping to head of spine and one nick. The dustwrapper differs from the first issue in that the front flap has been clipped along the edge to remove the original price and has then been printed with ''cheaper edition 6s net''; on most copies seen this price has also been clipped.

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        A Daughter's A Daughter. SIGNED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE.

      London.: William Heinemann Limited., 1952. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A very good copy that has been SIGNED by Agatha Christie direct onto the title page. No inscriptions, tears or loss. 200 pages very slightly age toned. The outer red boards are unmarked and the gold lettering is clear. The original wrapper is very good plus with only two minor scuffs to the tips. No loss or tears. Now protected by a brodart plastic cover wrap. Shows a price of 10s 6d net on the front flap. This is a very rare book to find as it has the signature of AGATHA CHRISTIE and not Mary Westmacott (as most of her romance novels were signed).

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        Picture: A Story About Hollywood.

      New York: Rinehart & Company, 1952. First edition of Ross' classic account of the making of John Huston's The Red Badge of Courage. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the month of publication, "To Brendan, a mysterious and delightful continent, With my warmest affection. Lillian December 2, 1952." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine. In the spring of 1950, when New Yorker staff writer Lillian Ross heard that John Huston was planning to make a film of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, she decided she would follow the movie's progress "in order to learn whatever I might learn about the American motion-picture industry." What resulted was Picture, which Newsweek has called "the best book on Hollywood ever published." Picture received raves from the worlds of film and literature in equal measure for its unforgettable portrait of the language, the ways, and the preoccupations of Hollywood: Charlie Chaplin called Picture "brilliant and sagacious" and legendary editor William Shawn termed it "the definitive book on the Hollywood community." Chosen as one of the Top 100 Works of U.S. Journalism of the Twentieth Century were chosen by the New York University Department of Journalism.

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        The Nymphs of Fiesole The Nymphs of Fiesole by Giovanni Boccaccio with the woodcuts made by Bartolommeo di Giovanni for a lost Quattrocento edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and have now been reassembled and recut. A Famous tragicall Discourse of Two Lovers, African and Mensola, Their Lives Infortunate Loves and Lamentable Deaths.

      Editiones Officinae Bodoni, Verona 1952 - Limited edition (150/225). [6]xi, [2] 127 [1]pp. 23 woodcuts plus a facsimile from the English version printed in London in 1597 by Ia. R. for William Blackman dwelling nere the great North Doore of Paules. Bound in quarter velum with gilt ruling and velum tips to corners. Gilt lettering to spine. Decorated boards. Top edge gilt. Woodcuts recut by Fritz Kredel and printed in Griffo type on the hand press in 225 copies on hand-made Fabriano paper. Il Ninfale Fiesolano was written about 1344 - 1346 and was translated out of Tuscan into French by Anthony Guerin and out of French into English by John Goubourne for the first English edition. Edited by R. H. Boothroyd from the only surviving copy of the edition of 1597. postscript by Hans Mardersteig, Verona, 1952. 23 woodcuts. Near fine. A little very light soiling to velum. Previous owner's bookplate to ffep and initials & date to front paste down. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Decisive Moment

      New York: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Troppauer Heimatchronik. Konvolut von 53 Jahrgängen der Jahre 1952 - 2016 (fast komplett!) Beiträge zur Heimatgeschichte und zur Pflege der alten Heimatgemeinschaft des Oppa- und Altvaterlandes.

      Hardcover / Softcover Umfangreiches Konvolut der Vertriebenenpublikation "Troppauer Heimatchronik" aus den Jahren 1952 - 2016. Es fehlen die vollständigen Jahrgänge 1975 und 1987, sowie die folgenden Einzelhefte: Jg. 1952: Sept., Nov., Jg. 1957: Feb., Juli 1958: Jan. 1978: Jan., März, Apr., Mai 1981: Jan, Sept., Okt. 2008: Juli 2015: Mai, Juli. Die Jge. 1974, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1982-86, 1988-96 und 1998-2006 sind in schwarze Leinenbände gebunden, die übrigen als Aparthefte. Ehem. Archivex., teilw. mit Stempel innen. Einbände mit leichten Lagerspuren, Einzelhefte teilw. leicht berieben. Vor allem bei den älteren Jahrgängen altersbedingte Seitenbräunung. Insgesamt guter, gepflegter Zustand. --- Bei Auslandsbestellungen berechnen wir zusätzliche Versandkosten aufgrund des hohen Gewichts, bitte kontaktieren Sie uns vorab. mbx sdx

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        Enrico Baj Sergio Dangelo. Peinture nucleaires

      Bruxelles, Galerie Apollo, 1952. Catalogo della mostra tenutasi alla Galerie Apollo di Bruxelles in cui vengono esposti per la prima volta le opere "nucleari" anticipate nel manifesto del Gennaio dello stesso anno. Con una didascalia al verso e internamente elenco delle opere esposte. 4 pp. n.n (17X11)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Menabò]
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        A Buyer's Market.

      Heinemann. 1952. 8vo., original cloth in second issue dust wrapper with quite a large price-clip, the small red panel on the spine of the wrapper is a little faded as usual, otherwise this is a very good copy indeed. First edition. The dustwrapper differs from the first issue in that the front flap has been clipped along the edge to remove the original price and has then been printed with ''cheaper edition 6s net''; on most copies seen this price has also been clipped as here.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Féérie pour une autre fois -

      Gallimard 1952 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 327 pp. Sous étui cartonné. Cartonnage de l'éditeur réalisé d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Sans le rhodoid. Traces de scotch aux angles de la page de garde. En bon état. EDITION ORIGINALE sur vélin Labeur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Chantefables & chantefleurs

      - Gründ, Paris 1952, 23x28,5cm, en feuilles. - Edizione originale di "Chantefleurs", una delle 50 copie numerate su Arches, edizione deluxe. libro illustrato di disegni 9 Christiane Laran. La nostra copia è piena della sua suite al illustrazioni Cina. Indietro e stoviglie poco e marginalmente insolated, macchie rari su alcuni slittamenti minori. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale des "Chantefleurs", un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré de 9 dessins de Christiane Laran. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de sa suite sur Chine des illustrations. Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement insolés, rares piqûres sans gravité sur certains feuillets.  

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        L'Oiseau -

      1952 - Paris : Les Bibliophiles de France, 1952 - un volume in-quarto en feuilles sous chemise rempliée imprimée et double emboitage de l'éditeur - 46 pointes sèches originales dessinées et gravées par André Jacquemin - Tirage limité à 140 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil de Rives - L?un des 21 exemplaires de tête comprenant, sous une chemise cartonnée à part, DEUX SUITES EN DEUX ETATS sur papier Malacca et UN DESSIN ORIGINAL SIGNE de l'artiste - bel exemplaire - Livres [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Very Good, spots on the boards, stamped at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        The Diary of a Young Girl

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing; states "First Edition" on the copyright page. Very Good with toning to pages, previous owner name on pictorial front free end paper, cloth lightly frayed at corners and spine ends, faded at spine, lightly marked. In a Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.00 un-clipped, rubbing, fading to spine, edge wear with a thumb-nail sized chip at the head, chipping to tail and a small interior chip to the rear flap fold. First American edition.

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        To Catch a Thief

      New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Near Fine, in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Book plate from former owner to front pastedown. Light sunning to edges of boards. The dust jacket shows edge wear and chipping with loss at the head and tail of the spine, as well as at the corners. Stated first printing.

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        Invisible Man.

      New York: Random House, 1952. First edition of the author's landmark first novel, which went on to win the National Book Award. Octavo, original black and tan cloth. Boldly signed by Ralph Ellison on the title page. Fine in an near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. An exceptional example. Ralph Ellison's first novel is "one of the most important works of the 20th century" (New York Times). It went on to win the National Book Award in 1953. It was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century and to TIME Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005, calling it "the quintessential American picaresque of the 20th century." According to The New York Times, President Barack Obama modeled his memoir Dreams from My Father on Ellison's novel.

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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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        An Acre of Land.

      Montgomeryshire Printing Co., Newtown., [1952]. First edition. Octavo. 38 pages. Sewn plain wrappers with dustwrapper. The author's second book of poems, scarcer than his first. Covers slightly faded at edges and a little dusty and creased. Very good indeed.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Very Good, spots on the boards, stamped at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. A Complete Set Includes Four Titles: 1. HANDMADE P

      - Rutland 1952, Tuttle. Red cloth folding Chitsu , 28.5 x 35cm 4 vol. set complete, profusely illustrated, 326 handmade Washi paper samples, unused, "NEW" copy, excellent example. ** FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES ** *** *** *** . . THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL BLIND-STAMPED EMBOSSED COPY . . . THE MOST IMPORTANT JAPANESE WASHI SAMPLE BOOK . . . OF THE MID-20TH CENTURY . . . THE ONLY BOOK WITH AUTHENTIC SAMPLES FROM 740 A.D. TO 1923 . . . RARE FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES . . * A SUPERB AND STUNNING RESOURCE: A most stunning and valuable Washi [handmade paper] sample book. This famous work was made just after World War II, while Thomas Tindale was a consultant to the Japanese government. . THE SEKI COLLECTION OF ANCIENT PAPER SAMPLES: The work contains the oldest authenticated samples of early Washi paper ever collected and placed into book form. The first sample is a Komashi made in 740 CE. Equal to Tempyo 12th year, during the reign of Emperor Shomu Tenno [729-749 CE]. Other samples continue from 12th century down to 1923. . Tindale gathered the greats of Washi makers, and urged them to participate in the compilation of the most definitive and comprehensive book ever created documenting Japan's celebrated paper makers, paper making villages with samples from all-known paper makers. A dying art, handmade paper makers have decreased dramatically since publication of this great book. So many of the makers have already passed away, and were not followed by any disciple, their techniques lost for ever. . *** By and large, the most impressive work on Japanese Washi paper done in the mid-20th century. This marvelous reference is a veritable museum of hand-made paper and a distinguished history of this unique craft. . *** . Foreword by Dard Hunter . The forward was contributed by Dard Hunter, the world's foremost expert and authority on handmade papers. . "This is the most ambitious and complete post-World War II work on Japanese papers including hundreds of fine samples beginning with the earliest a Komashi from 740 A.D., down to the latest done in 1923. It traces the history of paper making throughout Japan, it lists the various paper making villages, their handmade paper makers, methods, materials used and applications and techniques." . *** THOMAS K. TINDALE'S PERSONAL COPY: This copy has Tindale's personal blind-stamped embossed seal on the first sheet in each volume. . *** A NEW, UNUSED MINT COPY: This is a "NEW," copy in the original packing box, complete, with the original red cloth Chitsu folding case, two ivory clasps, in four uniformly bound volumes as issued. . The 4 volumes are nicely bound in hand-made, pictorial decorated papers showing paper-making villages, and aspects of paper Washi making, paper plants & the like. Three volumes are stitched spines, the fourth volume on watermarks are in a folding Chitsu box. . The three stitch-bound volumes in matching woodcut decorated covers, have hand-stenciled color end papers by Yanagi Soetsu. Vol.1. THE HAND MADE PAPERS OF JAPAN Vol.2. THE SEKI COLLECTION Vol.3. THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION . Vol.4. THE WATERMARK COLLECTION This volume is contained in a folding Chitsu or clamshell like box, covered matching woodcut decorated covers as above, with two ivory clasps. . 5. PAPER-MAKING-PLANT FIBERS IN A SEPARATE ENVELOPE: : THE FIBERS: An envelope with five fiber samples are held in an envelope with English names and actual fiber samples. . *** THE CONTENTS: . Volume I: THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN: Introduction by Dard Hunter, bibliographical guide by Bunsho Jugaku, Japan's foremost expert and author on Japanese Washi [hand-made papers]. . Complete history and description of paper-making in Japan, supplemented with botanical drawings and a series of 32 full-page photographs by then distinguished photographer Francis Haar. The text also includes a facsimile hand-colored reproduction with English translation of the Japanese classic on Washi, KAMI-SUKI TAIGA. 1784,

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        Blaise Cendrars vous parle. (Dans la série des "Entretiens" de la radiodiffusion française)

      1952 - 268 pp., portrait Paris, Denoël, 1952, in-8, 268 pp, portrait photographique de l'auteur en frontispice, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Édition originale de la transcription de ces entretiens radiophoniques diffusés entre le 15 octobre et le 15 décembre 1950, recueillis par Michel Manoll et montés par Albert Rièra. Exemplaire du service de presse, sur papier d'édition (il n'a été tiré que 65 grands papiers), enrichi d'un envoi de Blaise Cendrars "à Mlle Nyer pour vous remercier de votre grande collaboration". Le bandeau jaune de l'éditeur est conservé. Exemplaire en majeure partie non coupé. Dos et couverture légèrement insolés, petites rousseurs en quatrième. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MAIA anno V RIVISTA DI LETTERATURE CLASSICHE

      LOESCHER CHIANTORE, FIRENZE 1952 - ITALIANO Annualità completa composta da n. 2 fascicoli trimestrali (I II e III IV usciti insieme), rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida in mezza tela, con piatti cartonati, dorso con titoli d'oro e con lievi segni di usura alla cima, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo. In italiano con alcune parti in latino e greco

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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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Invisible Man.

      Random House, New York 1952 - First edition of the author's landmark first novel, which went on to win the National Book Award. Octavo, original black and tan cloth. Boldly signed by Ralph Ellison on the title page. Fine in an near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. An exceptional example. Ralph Ellison’s first novel is "one of the most important works of the 20th century" (New York Times). It went on to win the National Book Award in 1953. It was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century and to TIME Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005, calling it "the quintessential American picaresque of the 20th century." According to The New York Times, President Barack Obama modeled his memoir Dreams from My Father on Ellison's novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        IL NOCCIOLO DELLA QUESTIONE

      VERONA: MONDADORI, 1952. IED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 12 20. MEDUSA USATO

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        The Sensory Order. An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology

      London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1952 [first UK edition; first published in the US in the same year]. Octavo, xxii, 209 pages. Cloth; a fine copy with the unclipped dustwrapper slightly chipped and bumped, with its spine also sunned and a little marked. Friedrich August Hayek (1899-1992) 'made fundamental contributions in political theory, psychology, and economics', the latter for which he shared the 1974 Nobel Prize with Gunnar Myrdal. When this book was published, he was 'Professor of Social and Moral Science in the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago'. In it, he 'interprets the nervous system as an apparatus of classification which distinguishes between classes of stimuli on the basis of their joint occurrence in the past. The order of the sensory qualitites [sic] in terms of which we acquire all our conscious experience thus appears as the result of a kind of pre-sensory experience. This principle of explanation is then applied to other mental phenomena such as emotions and conceptual thought' (publisher's blurb).

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1952 with Scribner's "A" present with the Seal. Blue cloth boards. Hemingway's photo at the rear panel. No mention of the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. {ref: Hanneman A24a}. Book Condition: Very Good, stains, age toning, spots, shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, torn at the spine, chipping, age toning. Price clipped. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        East of Eden

      Viking Press 1952 - Viking Press, New York 1952. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Published by the Viking Press in September 1952. Bite error on page 281. Green cloth boards. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards, tight spine. Light shelf wear, a few light spots. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, price clipped, chipping. Age toning. Wrapped in a new mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Clash by Night (Two original photographs of Marilyn Monroe from the 1952 film)

      RKO Radio Pictures, Los Angeles 1952 - Two vintage black-and-white studio still photograph from the 1952 film noir. Shown in one photo are Barbara Stanwyck and her lover-on-the-side Robert Ryan in a romantic embrace. In the other photo Marilyn Monroe and her romantic counterpart Keith Andes are shown working on a ship. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Very Good plus.

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