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        La Vie Sècrete de Salvador Dali

      A spectacularly disfigured copy   Adaptation française de Michel Déon. With 53 plates. 8vo., original printed wrappers, pictorial dust jacket. Paris, La Table Ronde.  

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        Invisible Man

      New York: Random House, 1952. Very Good. First edition. Modest amount of the usual rubbing on the spine, and a few smudges on the boards, near very good lacking the dustwrapper. The front fly bears a full page Inscription to author and longtime New Yorker editor, Robert Bingham in the year of publication: "For Bob and Janet Bingham - who understood what is valid and not sheer fantasy of these matters and these adventures before I worked up this sweat. Perhaps this is why we were friends almost on sight. Sincerely, Ralph Ellison. Sept. 1952." Bingham has marked a few passages in the book lightly in pencil, including on the first page: "...because people refuse to see me." Winner of the National Book Award, as well as a Burgess 99 title. We have handled a few inscribed copies of this title but this is clearly the nicest inscription that we've seen.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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, the oldest Japanese illustrated work on paper making. This is then translated into English by Kinichiro Kanazashi, with title: GENERAL OUTLINE OF PAPER MAKING, translated into English by Kinichiro Kanazashi. GENERAL OUTLINE OF PAPER MAKING]. . With a large b.w. photograph of Keisuke Serizawa at work making the stencils for the end paper illustrations. Folding sample of the fibers, threads, paper samples, cloth and bark samples used in the making of Shifu. Full-size page botanical illustrations of the six plants used in Washi paper-making, per below, see THE FIBERS. Microscopic photographs of the fibers. Discussion of the paper-making villages, including the process of paper-making, 32 full-size photos in all. GENERAL OUTLINE OF PAPER MAKING, translated into English by Kinichiro Kanazashi. . *** Volume II: THE SEKI COLLECTION: BRUSH SIGNED BY SEKI . With a b.w. photo frontispiece of Seki and his biography followed by his brushed signature in Japanese after the title page. Introduction by the author, Thomas K. Tindale, followed by a foreword by Yoshikuni, a celebrated & respected Japanese Washi Handmade paper scholar. . Essay by Yoshikuni: part I: PAPERS USED FOR THE COPYING OF BUDDHIST SACRED WRITINGS. Part II: PROCESSED PAPERS, includes authentic samples from 1688 onward, colored papers, those used for Japanese books, book covers and heavy textured papers such as Chirimen-gami &c. Ending with the index. . The work continues with 127 pages, 187 authentic mounted specimens of paper from his personal collection. These date from Nara Period [740-793] to 1923. Each paper has been carefully authenticated, with a complete description, type, method of manufacture noted. . End essay: PAPER MAKING MAPS OF OLD AND NEW JAPAN: two large folding black outline maps of Japan shows the old "Kuni" or provinces. . *** Volume III: THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION: Foreword by Takema Morizawa, President of Japanese Handmade Paper Assn. CATALOGUE OF PAPERS BY PREFECTURES. A volume of whole page samples of 139 different papers from 18 Prefectures and the city of Kyoto, [23p. in all]. . A representative cross section of handmade papers now being produced in various districts. The name, materials, place of manufacture, and use of each paper given. . *** Volume IV: THE WATERMARK COLLECTION: A loose portfolio, with twenty of the finest modern Japanese watermarks made in the exclusive mills of the Government Printing Agency, by the hand-rubbing process, 5 pages descriptive text in volume 1. . These are exceptionally fine, and stunningly intricate executed color watermarked papers. The accompanying pamphlet gives title, engraver's name and method. Each sheet is 27 x 33 cm. Some titles are: Paper making, Sailboat by Moonlight, Water Lilies, Morning Glories, Mountains in Autumn Mist, Grapes, versions of Fujiyama [Mt. Fuji], Chrysanthemum, Ch'ao Fu Leading His Ox and others. . *** THE FIBERS ENVELOPE: A separate brown Washi paper envelope with title slip contains five separate labeled smaller white Washi envelopes each contains actual specimen samples of the fibers used to make hand-made Washi paper. 1. Gampi 2. Kozo 3 Kuwa 4. Mitsumata 5. Taima . *** SIX STENCIL END PAPERS BY SOETSU YANAGI [1895-1984]: The six end-paper stencil illustrations showing the process of hand-made paper making and book covers were all designed and made especially by hand for this book by Keisuke Serizawa using his stencil or "Katazome" technique. . Serizawa was designated as a National Living Treasurer by the Japanese government and was widely acclaimed as Japan's most celebrated folk-artist. He worked in the "Sosaku" group of "Creative" people, along with Soetsu Yanagi were his close friends and fellow artists: Hamada Shoji, Bernard Leach and several others. . *** TYNDALE'S PERSONAL WATERMARKED LOGO ON THE PAPERS: The inside of the Chitsu folding cloth case are watermarked papers with Tindale's logo. Volumes 1-3 use 2 stencil illustrated end-paper sheets by Yanagi Soetsu, depicting the technique and process of Washi, hand-made paper making in color. See below for more on Yanagi. . . *** *** *** . . THE NUMBER OF COPIES PUBLISHED RESOLVED BY TINDALE . The controversy regarding the true number of total copies published was resolved by Mr. Sidney Berger in his excellent book: HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. . The original prospectus issued by Tuttle Company stated the limitation to be 150, however based on factual research of Tindale's handwritten record of his book printing and publishing records, he actually completed 250 copies in all. He did not have enough of the earliest paper samples to go beyond 250 copies. . In Berger's book, we find several references to the planned and final production of the published book, based on holographic records of Tindale to be 250 copies in all. Tindale also states [Berger p.29]: "On March 26, 1950...The edition is limited to 250 and there can never be a second edition owing to the scarcity of the rare specimens of old papers which will be included." See Berger below. . *** WHO WAS THOMAS K. TINDALE [1909-1980]: Tindale was an American, employed as an adviser to the Japanese Civil Service immediately after the end of World War II [1950-52]. . During Tindale's tenure, he became enamored with Japanese handmade paper [Washi]. He soon made friends among the community of Japanese handmade paper makers, ultimately was introduced to Japan's most celebrated and best collectors of ancient handmade Japanese papers, Mr. Seki Yoshikuni. . Ultimately Tindale bought Seki's rare paper collection which became a part of Tindale's historic book. Tindale was greatly assisted by Seki, who at time was Japan's most celebrated and noted Japanese paper-making authority, scholar and historian. The work was co-authored by Tindale's wife, Harriet R. Tindale. . *** THE MOST IMPORTANT, COMPREHENSIVE & DIVERSE JAPANESE PAPER SAMPLE BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE MID-20TH CENTURY . This work is the most important and comprehensive single monograph and sample book on Japanese Handmade Papers of the mid-20th century. . This is a most stunning and valuable source of Japanese hand-made Washi paper samples. This famous work was made just after World War II, while Thomas Tindale was working in Japan. He gathered the samples & specimens of Washi paper from the paper-makers from all eighteen provinces in Japan. He also urged the paper-makers to participate in the compilation of the most ambitious, definitive and comprehensive single book documenting Japan's celebrated Washi hand made paper and the paper makers, paper making villages and sample papers. . Hand-made paper making in Japan was at that time [1948-1950] was a vanishing and a dying rural art. The number of handmade paper makers have dramatically decreased since the publication of this great book. Many of the makers have passed away, their family members moving to the big cities, very few if followed the folk art techniques of hand paper making. It is now a vanishing art. . *** SHIPPING: This is a large and heavy item, at our option, it will be shipped by Federal Express, insured and signature required. . *** REFERENCES: . HUNTER, Dard. OLD PAPERMAKING IN CHINA JAPAN. . --. MY LIFE WITH PAPER: An Autobiography. . --. A PAPERMAKING PILGRIMAGE TO JAPAN, KOREA AND CHINA. * BERGER, Sidney E.: THE HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN: A Biographical Sketch of its Author and an Account of the Genesis & Production of the Book. With a Reprint of the Original Text by Thomas Keith Tindale & Harriett Ramsey Tindale. First & Only Hand Numbered Limited Edition of 170 Copies. * Henry Morris: JAPONICA: The Study and Appreciation of the Art of Japanese Paper, p.12. . *** .

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        Poetische Werke. ZWÖLF (12) Bände. Mit Federzeichnungen von Walter Wellenstein.Vorzugsausgabe. Nr. 16 von 100 im Impressum nummerierten und von Walter Wellenstein SIGNIERTEN Exemplaren.

       1952. Blaue Originallederbände mit roten Rückenschildchen und Kopfgoldschnitt 22 cm Die Kanten der Lederrücken teils etwas berieben, das Rückenschildchen von Band 9 etwas stärker berieben,sonst aber, besonders innen, SEHR gutes Exemplar der nicht gerade häufigen Ausgabe. SIGNIERT im Impressum eines jeden Bandes vom Illustrator. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Gesamtausgabe, Werkausgabe, bibliophile Ausgabe

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        The Old Man and The Sea

      Scribner's Sons, New York 1952 - A vg/vg collectors copy of the FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING in the original Publisher's light blue cloth, Scribner's A and seal, spine lettered in metallic silver, author's signature to the front board. The original (not a facsimile) dust jacket, is NOT price clipped, and on the rear panel there is a blue tint portrait photograph of the author by Lee Samuels, which identifies the first state wrapper. Light sunning on spine with some wear to the ends, minimal chips and dings commensurate with age, but in summary , a bright copy with a price fairly reflecting its value to the collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bank Check Signed Twice by Dawn Powell, and additionally endorsed by Edmund Wilson

      New York: Irving Trust Company, 1952. Near Fine. Partially Printed Document Signed twice by Powell, and additionally endored on the rear by Edmund Wilson. Expected cancellations and stamps, none significantly affect the signatures, near fine. Check made out for $20 cash Signed by Dawn Powell, and additionally endorsed by her on the verso. Wilson was a perosnal friend of Powell's and indeed the second to last entry in her diary refereed to a visit by Wilson (using his nickname), a scant three words: "Bunny came in." Wilson had written an essay for the "New Yorker" on Powell's book The Golden Spur which had been published in his collection The Bit Between My Teeth. Reading the essay helped to inspire the interest of Tim Page, Powell's biographer, who referred to it as " far the lengthiest and most probing critical piece written about Powell during her lifetime."

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        Year In, Year Out.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1952. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine in blue. Illustrations to text by E. H. Shepard. Spine rolled, spine and edges of covers faded. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. The dedication copy of Milne's final book, inscribed by the author to his wife Dorothy (née de Sélincourt) on the front free endpaper, "To my darling girl, this first copy of her book. Blue. May 6th, 1952". Milne was nicknamed "Blue" on account of his eyes, "the bluest eyes I have ever seen" recalled Nancy Spain. The book is dedicated to Dorothy, or "Daphne" as she was generally known, and contains a poem on the planting of daphne in the printed dedication. This collection of reflections and sketches was enthusiastically received in both England and America, with one reviewer noting that it "demonstrates Milne's erudition, wit and liberalism" (TLS), and another that "Milne discusses a hundred or so everyday subjects, but is delightfully surprising, witty and graceful" (New York Times). In August of that year, Milne wrote to a journalist who had sent him a letter of appreciation for the Year In, Year Out, and revealed that he had revived his affection for the character of Winnie-the-Pooh: "there was an intermediate period when any reference to him was infuriating; but now such a 'nice comfortable feeling' envelops him that I can almost regard him impersonally as the creation of one of my favourite authors". Two months after writing the letter Milne suffered a debilitating stroke and, though he lived for another three years, it put an end to his career as a writer.

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      - Insula , Madrid , 1952, Primera Edici—n de œnicamente 560 ejemplares, 88 p‡ginas, 20x15cm, se adjuntan dos recortes de rese–as de La Vanguardia.

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        Large Photographic Portrait of Katharine Hepburn Signed By Her and By the Photographer Angus McBean from the New Theatre Production of the London Stage Show "The Millionairess"

      Angus McBean Photographer Temple Bar, London, UK 1952 - Large format black and white photograph, mounted on studio cardstock. Signed at the bottom left corner in pencil on the mount cardstock by British photographer Angus McBean (1904 - 1990) ".When his photographs were shown in 1976, as a retrospective exhibition at Impressions Gallery, York (and two years later at the National Theatre), the significance of his work within the history of British photography was finally recognized. Acknowledged too was his place as an elder statesman of the burgeoning and culturally progressive international gay community." (Val Williams, rev. in the ODNB). Also signed by American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003) in pencil next to the photographer's signature. In the summer of 1952, Katharine Hepburn starred in The Millionairess for a ten-week run at the New Theatre in London's West End; this image appears to be from that production; with the photographic studio stamps on the back of the mount. Approx. 11 1/2" x 14 1/2" size; cardstock edges worn, with small scrapes and creases at the edges, top corner chipped away, bottom corner creased, soft. Short (1/4") closed tear at left margin of the photo, with little crease at that point. A very clear and very good portrait of the actress in a characteristically dramatic role. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Collection of 12 Amateur Nude Photographs of Women, Mostly between 1952-1954

      Near Fine. 12 gelatin silver black and white doubleweight photographs. 10" x 8". The majority of the images are dated on the verso between 1952-1954, with some of the models identified in ink. One is dated in 1960, anothe ris dated 1934 (possibly a 1950s copy of a photograph). A few of the images have some disturbances, probably in the negative, one has a few spots on the verso only, but all are near fine or better.

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        Rosa Luxemburg

      EDIZIONI RINASCITA, 1952. ITALIANO 0,26 Volume intonso. Brossura in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina brunita, con alette. Pagine in buono stato con bruniture, così ai tagli. Traduzione di Amato Herzel. Volume n. VII ( 7 ) della collana. USATO

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        Elements de mathematique. Premiere Partie: Les Structures Fondamentales de L'Analyse. Livre I - Livre 6. Livre I: Theorie des ensembles. Chapitre 1-4 et fascicule de resultats (en quatre volumes); Livre II: Algebre, Chapitre 1-9 (en sept volumes, sans chapitre 10); Livre III: Topologie générale. Chapitre 1-10 et fascicule de resultats (en six volumes); Livre IV: Fonctions d'une variable réelle (theorie elementaire). Chapitre 1-7 (en deux volumes); Livre V: Espaces vectoriels topologiques. Chapitre 1-5 et fascicule de resultats (en trois volumes); Livre VI: Integration. Chapitre 1-9 (en cinq volumes).

      Hermann, Paris 1952 - 1969. - 60 - 230 Seiten je Band mit Figuren, Es fehlt chapitre 10 aus Livre II, komplettes Livre I-VI, die Rückenbeschriftung teils leicht irritierend, da dort manchmal die Bandnummer, manchmal aber auch die Nummer des Chapitre aufgeführt sind. ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 25. AUGUST 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 28. AUGUST! Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 12000 Groß 8°, privates Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, 2 Bände in Original-Broschur, Bibliotheks- und Entwidmungsstempel auf Titel, teils auch auf Vorsatz oder Schnit, Papier teilweise leicht gebräunt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes. Publièes avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Partie I / Volume 1 + Volume 2: Groups de Lie; Partie II / Volume 1: Algebre, formes differentielles, systemes differentielles; Partie II / Volume 2: Groups infinis, systemes differentiels, theories d'equivalence; Partie III / Volume 1: Divers, geometrie differentielle; Partie III / Volume 2: Geometrie differentielle (suite).

      Gauthier Villars, Paris 1952-1955. - 1356 S. (Partie I) - 1384 S. (Partie II) - 1873 S. (Partie III) mit wenigen Figuren und Portraits, ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 25. AUGUST 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 28. AUGUST! Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 7900 Groß 8°, Original-Kunststoffeinbände (Hardcover), Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Titel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, 6 Bände (so komplett), 6 Volumes (co complete),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obras completas de don Ramón María del Valle Inclán

      Plenitud, Madrid 1952 - 2 v. (1337, 1328 p.) ; 22 cm Prólogo de Azorín Ejemplar numerado de 3000 ejemplaresValle Inclán, dramaturgo, poeta y novelista gallego, que perteneció al Modernismo español, aunque sus últimas obras, se acercan a la generación del 98. Español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mon ami Léger. Comment je conçois la figure par Fernand Léger.

      Paris, Louis Carré Éditeur, 1952. - 27,2:19,4 cm. 42 S. m. 18 Abb., dav. 6 farb. (2 doppelblattgroß). Ill. OKt. m. Pergaminumschlag. Original-Ausgabe. Schönes Exemplar. Erschien in 1000 Ex. anläßlich der Ausstellung des Ku?nstlers bei Louis Carré. Gedruckt wurde bei Mourlot auf Vélin d?Arches. Umschlag am Ru?cken mit kleinem Einriss. Exemplar papierbedingt gebräunt, innen mit Abklatsch der Abbildungen auf den gegenu?ber liegenden Seiten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zorba The Greek.

      John Lehman, London 1952 - First edition in English, preceding the American edition by one year of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis. From the library of Odysseas Elytis, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1979. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Carl Wildman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Trade editions signed by Kazantzakis are exceptionally rare. Zorba the Greek is the epic tale of a young Greek intellectual who ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious Alexis Zorba. Kazantzakis has made a work of stunning genius. The book is about life. How does one live it? How does one deal with the vicissitudes of it? The tragedies? The failures? Does one stand on the sidelines of life and never jump in? Does one fear getting married or fear having children or fear doing any activity that could fail or come to naught? Zorba tells us what to do. And in the end, when the whole bloody mess comes falling down around us, and all our plans and schemes are for naught, what do you do? Dance. Dance as hard and as wild as you can. Spit and fume and sing and smash your heels into the dirt. And laugh at it all. the absurdity of worry and wondering. Zorba shows us the joy of just "being" and "doing." The novel was adapted into a successful 1964 film of the same name as well as a 1968 musical, Zorba. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1952. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First Edition, Second Printing. Toning throughout. Scuffing to rear panel. Chip to crown. Edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Rose de l'Insulte

      Paris, chez Jean Pons, 1952, , en feuille, sous pochette, , Edition originale des lithographies de Jean Pons, dont le tirage a été éxécuté par l'artiste. Il a été tiré de ce poème inédit 75 exemplaires sur vélin Marais Pur Fil. Ouvrage illustré de 3 lithographies originales en couleurs de Jean Pons. Bel exemplaire.

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        East of Eden

      The Viking Press, London UK 1952 - East of Eden signed by John Steinbeck, The Viking Press, London 1952,East of Eden written by the Nobel prize winner, John Steinbeck and one of his most successful novels. The first edition had two print runs: 1,500 copies were signed by Steinbeck and the second run was of unsigned copies. This copy is one of the first signed editions. In both print runs, there is a spelling mistake on page 281, line 38, reading, "I remember holding the bite of a line while Tom drove pegs and braided a splice." The word bite was mistakenly changed from the original word bight during proofreading.Publisher's full green buckram covers with brown label on the spine. Gilt lettering on the spine. The spine colour is darkened and mild shading of colour on the covers. Very mild wear on the edges. Signed by the author on the front free page. The contents are clean and free from inscriptions. 8vo 602pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Who Goes There?

      Chicago Shasta Publishers, 1952. First Edition . Blue Cloth. Near Fine Book/Near Fine Dustjacket. 230 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. First Ediiton. Book With The Faintest Trace Of Wear On Edge At Corners. One Of The Subscriber's Copies, Signed By Campbell On The Front Endpaper. Dj Very Bright, Faint Browning To Spine, Wear Just At Corners With Less Than 1/8" Loss At 3 Of 4 Corners Of Spine, Not Price-Clipped. The Dj Has Been Protected For Decades By A Heavy Clear Plastic Protector, Secured On The Protector With Tape Which Was Adhered Only To The Jacket But Left Off-Setting Yellow Marks On Front And Rear Free Endpapers.

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      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1952].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-251. A fine copy in fine first printing dust jacket (lists 10 titles on rear panel). A beautiful copy. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. (#138779)

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      Istituto Nazionale Del Dramma Antico, SIRACUSA 1952 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale morbida, scurita ai bordi, con lievi segni di usura ai bordi e con piccolo appunto con matita azzurra, pagine leggermente brunite da fattore tempo

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        Correspondance De Georg Brandes I La France Et L'Italie

      Rosenkilde Og Bagger - B005KDIFDQ Softcover, Vol I, 1952. Acceptable: Chipping/several tears to edges, front cover wrap beginning to tear away from hinge, creasing to spine, fading to cover wraps. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Chance to Live: The Story of the Lost Children of the War

      Longmans, Green and Co, New York 1952 - First edition. Fine in a slightly sunned and lightly worn, near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Joe DiMaggio: "to Joe DiMaggio, a wonderful friend of Boys' Towns of Italy and of the homeless & underprivleged children who need a chance to live. J.P. Carroll-Abbing. Sept. 2nd 1955." With a letter of provenance signed by DiMaggio's two granddaughters. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        CERBERUS: Poems

      Contact Press: Toronto, 1952. Octavo, illustrated brown card covers, yapp edges. pp 98, (2). Shallow chips and small tears to the yapp edges, short tear to lower spine neatly repaired, first and last blank leaves pulled away form the staples, as often because of faulty binding technique, VG clean copy otherwise. Inscribed by Irving Layton, and signed by Souster and Dudek. The inscribee's tidy 1975 ink name appears above. THE FIRST CONTACT PRESS BOOK, issued in an edition of about 650 copies. Uncommon signed by all three. An historically very important book of modernist Canadian poetry. Binding: Softcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Images a La Sauvette. Photographies.

      Editions Verve, Paris. 1952 - Folio (11 x 14.5ins, 280 x 370mm) publisher's specially commissioned printed boards by Henri Matisse using his Cut Outs technique, recased, backstrip a little handled. 126 of Cartier-Bresson's iconic photographs. The 11 page introduction discusses Reportage, Sujet, Composition, Couleur, Technique and Clients, in what amounts to a manefesto of the "Decisive Moment" in his art. The First Edition, published simultaneously in the US as The Decisive Moment. Images 1-63 from France (including his photographs of Bonnard, Matisse, Sartre) the US - Capote, Faulkener - Germany, UK, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Images 64 -126 Asia - Pakistan and India, Indonesia, Burma, Singapore, China - Bejing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nankin - and the Middle East - Egypt, Iran. "Armed with a Leica he was happy merely to release the shutter. refusing to interfere with the developing or printing of the film. Cartier-Bresson posses to a superior degree, the dual gift necessary to the reporter: that of knowing when to seize the moment, and that of knowing, at that moment, how to frame the image in such a way that it possesses both the the indispensable rigor of composition and the original, unusual character, that seems to be the guarantee of life." (Frizot). "The picture is good or not from the moment it was caught in the camera." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        JACOB STEINHARDT: Woodcuts

      Jerusalem Art Publishing, Jerusalem 1952 - 1sr edition. A Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket, housed in a Good, publisher's slip case. Folio. Tan cloth with a plastic comb binding in black and white, illustrated dust jacket. The dj's spine is a little sunned/darkened, with a closed tear on the rear panel. The publisher's slipcase is soiled, with a few small splits at an opening. Contains 57 woodcuts, some hand-colored. The plates ae captioned in both English and Hebrew. The dj is now protected in a mylar sleeve. A Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket, in the scarce slipcase. *** Jacob Steinhardt (1887¿1968)was a German-born Israeli painter and woodcut artist. He worked mainly in woodcuts depicting biblical and Jewish subjects. He participated in the Berlin Secession and founded the Pathetiker Group. He was a member of the Bezalel school group. In 1934, after the rise of the Nazi's, Steinhardt emigrated, and he opened an art school in Jerusalem. In 1948, he became Chairman of the Graphics Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frey Fine Books]
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        Year In, Year Out.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1952 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine blue. Spine rolled, spine and edges of covers faded. A very good copy. Illustrations to text by E. H. Shepard. First edition, first impression. The dedication copy of Milne's final book, inscribed by the author to his wife Dorothy (née de Sélincourt) on the front free endpaper, "To my darling girl, this first copy of her book. Blue. May 6th, 1952". Milne was nicknamed "Blue" on account of his eyes, "the bluest eyes I have ever seen" recalled Nancy Spain. The book is dedicated to Dorothy, or "Daphne" as she was generally known, and contains a poem on the planting of daphne in the printed dedication. This collection of reflections and sketches was enthusiastically received in both England and America, with one reviewer noting that it "demonstrates Milne's erudition, wit and liberalism" (TLS), and another that "Milne discusses a hundred or so everyday subjects, but is delightfully surprising, witty and graceful" (New York Times). In August of that year, Milne wrote to a journalist who had sent him a letter of appreciation for the Year In, Year Out, and revealed that he had revived his affection for the character of Winnie-the-Pooh: "there was an intermediate period when any reference to him was infuriating; but now such a 'nice comfortable feeling' envelops him that I can almost regard him impersonally as the creation of one of my favourite authors". Two months after writing the letter Milne suffered a debilitating stroke and, though he lived for another three years, it put an end to his career as a writer. Thwaite, A. A. Milne: His Life, 1990, pp. 464, 479. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1952. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6 1/4 X 9 1/2 Inches. [Vol. 1 - 496 PP][Vol. 2 - 405 PP][Vol. 3 - 503 PP]. Three volume set signed on the ffep of second volume, "To Governor William G. Stratton, a great Public Servant, With the appreciation of Herbert Hoover." First volume contains small "Gov. Stratton" ownership label as well as a candid photograph of the Governor and his wife. The photograph bears the inscription, "To Keep alive the great triumph on November Sixth, 1956 of a true statesman and First Lady - Governor and Mrs, William G. Stratton, Vera M. Buiks." The third volume bears the ownership sticker of "Gov. Stratton" on the ffep. Stratton served as the 32nd Governor of Illinois, succeeding Adlai Stevenson II in that office. All three volumes in original publisher blue cloth. All three volumes in original dust jacket. [Vol. 1 - Eighth Printing, DJ price-clipped, worn at edges][Vol. 2 - Second Printing, price-clipped, worn at edges][Vol. 3 - Stated First Printing, $5.00 original price intact on DJ, slight wear to DJ edges].

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        Zorba the Greek

      John Lehmann, London 1952 - Translated by Carl Wildman. With an introduction by Ian Scott-Kilvert. VERY RARE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. HARDCOVER with DUSTJACKET. Author's name is MIS-SPELT as "Kazantzaki" (instead of Kazantzakis) on title page, plus also on the dustjacket & the introduction. Dustjacket design by Stein. The Modern European Library. Copyright page notes "This translation was first published in 1952 by John Lehmann Ltd", with no later printing dates. Originally published in Greece in 1946. This is the first English-language edition. This copy from the library of Australian Ambassador Lloyd D. Thomson, with his ownership signature in purple ink to ffep. Diplomat Lloyd Thomson, born 1919, was the first Australian Ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican) (1973-74, 1980-83), & resident outside Italy at other Australian diplomatic posts, including the Netherlands (The Hague), Ireland (Dublin), the UN in Switzerland (Geneva), plus Head of Mission with the Department of Foreign Affairs, along with other diplomatic posts. Lloyd Thomson was also involved in the theatre as a playwright, actor & producer, notably co-writing the Australian musical The Sentimental Bloke (to the poetry of C.J. Dennis). Printed in Great Britain. Bound in original red boards with silver lettering to spine, in publisher's unclipped pictorial dustjacket. Slight shelfwear, mild toning to endpapers, dustjacket with the following minor faults: slight edgewear & a few small closed tears, trace of rubbing & part of a faint glass-ring stain to rear panel, spine ends tape-repaired from inside, bookseller's small label to inner front flap, otherwise overall still a VG nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. Dustjacket is now protected in removable clear Bro-dart cover. 319pp. Scarce First UK Edition with dustjacket. RARE. Size: 20.5 x 13.5cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookwood]
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        The Little Horse Bus

      London: Max Parrish 1952.. FIRST EDITION. Slim, square octavo, pp.36 (including flyleaves). Illustrated throughout in two tone and colour. Publisher's red cloth hardcovers blocked in gilt, original pictorial jacket priced at 8/6 net. A very good copy indeed, with a few small tears to jacket at extremities.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      - Director Adolfo Simões Müller. Editor M. Nunes de Carvalho. Propriedade da ENP - Empresa Nacional Portuguesa. Nº 1 a 556. Publicado desde 5 de Janeiro de 1952 a 25 de agosto de 1962. 16 volumes de 30x23 cm. com 20 páginas cada volume. Encadernações com lombada e cantos em percalina. A revista aumentou de dimensões. Do número 1 ao 326 tem 26x19,8 cm. Do número 327 ao 556 tem 30x22,5 cm. Todos os números têm encartes com jogos e histórias e notícias sobre desportos em especial sobre futebol. Exemplar com defeitos no Nº 1, com perda de texto. Vários números estão um pouco aparados atingindo por vezes o enquadramento de algumas ilustrações e partes dos números da paginação Os conjuntos completos desta revista de banda desenhada com todos os números publicados são muito raros. A BNP não tem exemplar. Uma das mais célebres e marcantes revistas de banda desenhada em Portugal, que publicava os títulos mais conhecidos da banda desenhada clássica, como o Tim-Tim, Blake e Mortimer, Lolocas e PomPom, assim como bandas desenhadas relativas a factos da história e da literatura de Portugal, como por exemplo a Peregrinação. Tem ilustrações de José Garcês e José Ruy. Location/localizacao: 9-11-F-1

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        The Old Man and The Sea

      New York: Scribner's Sons, 1952 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light blue cloth, spine lettered in metallic silver, original unclipped dust jacket. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the publisher's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. Mylar protected. This First Issue dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price on front flap with a picture of Hemingway on the back panel. Very good, wear commensurate with age, fresh and clean, no marking, unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of rubbing to the extremities and front panel. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most popular and widely acclaimed novels and the winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Additionally, The Old Man and the Sea is accredited with being a major contributor to Hemingway's 1954 award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature. continue to write and preserveThe plot tells of an elderly fisherman's struggle with a giant Marlin off the coast of Havana, Cuba. Metaphorically, it is the story of Hemingway's own struggle to his art in spite of his fame and the cost it has taken on his mental and physical health; like Santiago who had not caught a fish in months, This award-winning novel was Hemingway's last significant piece of writing before his death in 1961. Much has been made of the colour tint on the rear panel portrait; however Grissom refutes Hanneman's assertion that the blue tinted photograph on the rear flap predates the olive tint, noting, "the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colours: It is the brown printing on the flaps and rear panel that identify the first-printing Scribner's jacket.

      [Bookseller: Terry Sparks]
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        (Letters): Sympathy Letters to George Whitney, Jr. After the Death of his Son, Robert Whitney

      New York City, New York / New Jersey. 1952-1953. A collection of 164 sympathy letters from 1952-1953 to George Whitney, Jr. and his wife in condolences on the recent death of their son, Robert Whitney. The letters have been hole-punched and affixed together at the tops by two brads, otherwise all items are fine with clear handwritten or typed text.George Whitney, Jr. worked at Morgan Bank for J.P. Morgan & Co. and on Friday December 19th 1952 Robert Whitney, his son, was killed in an accident. The letters do not go in depth to what this accident was. Most of the letters speak fondly of Robert Whitney and that he will be missed greatly, "Please accept my dearest feelings of sympathy in your tragic loss," and "I heard about you son's accident... My sincerest sympathies to you and your wife". Many of the people writing to George Whitney, Jr. were colleagues and close friends. Some of these people include J. P. Morgan, Jr. (who took over his father's business and bank after his passing); Alfred P. Sloan (a long-time President, Chairman, and CEO of General Motors Corporation); Paul Codman Cabot (Chairman of the State Street Investment Corporation and Treasurer of Harvard University); Warren Murray Robbins (an American art collector whose collection led to the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution); Bernard M. Baruch (an American financier, philanthropist, and political consultant who devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt); and Clarence Douglas Dillon (an American diplomat and politician as the U.S. Ambassador to France and as the 57th Secretary of the Treasury and also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council during the Cuban missile crisis). Other notable contributors include; F.A.O. Schwarz, Jr., John Lyon Collyer, Gerald M. Campbell, Vernon Munroe Jr., Jean Boyer, and William L. Clayton. Most of the others were prominent in business or socially. An extensive collection of letters in sympathy to an influential businessman after losing his son in the early 1950s exhibiting in some ways the insularity and close-knit social circles of the period. .

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        East of Eden.

      1952 - New York. The Viking Press. 1952. 8vo., original green buckram lettered in gilt on spine and upper board, original acetate dust jacket, with repaired and somewhat worn original slipcase A very good, unusually bright, copy. First edition, this being one of 1500 numbered copies, signed by the author. East of Eden is a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of the 1952 novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. The film stars Julie Harris, James Dean (in his first major screen role), and Raymond Massey. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        The Borrowers - Set of All Five First Editions - Comprising: The Borrowers/Afield/Afloat/Aloft/Avenged

      Dent 1952 - A set of all five Borrowers first editions. Comprising: 'The Borrowers', First Edition published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd in London 1952. Some restoration to top of spine and to corners of the dustjacket. Not clipped. Inked name and date to front free end paper. Otherwise good. 'The Borrowers Afield': First Edition, published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London in 1955: Small v-shaped piece missing from bottom of dustjacket on spine, minor wear and two small tears to top edge. Old tape mark to base of spine wrapping around front and back covers. Not price clipped. 'The Borrowers Afloat': First Edition, published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London 1959. A fine copy with one small gift inscription to the rear of the half-title. In a near fine unclipped wrapper. 'The Borrowers Aloft': First Edition, published by J M Dent in 1961. A near fine book in very good+ unclipped wrapper; 'The Borrowers Avenged', First Edition, published by Kestrel Books in 1982. A fine book in like clipped wrapper.A lovely set of all five Borrowers adventures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland inAquatint and Lithography

      London: Curwen Press, 1952. First. Hardcover. VG - vg+. 399 pp, ill. w tissue guards. Respected reference work.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        WISE BLOOD

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. 8vo. Original yellow cloth. Very good plus in very good jacket. DJ has small chip to bottom edge front panel and top edge rear. Half-inch closed tear to top edge front panel. Some chipping head spine. Mild rubbing and faint toning overall. Bit of fraying at the corners. Price intact; fragile jacket well-above average. Bit of sunning to spine head of book. Shelf-wear to tail. Touches soil, toning here and there. Else clean and sound throughout. Together, an uncommonly handsome and unsophisticated example. First edition of O'Connor's first book. A Burgess 99 title. [Farmer A1].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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