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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 140 Pages. TRUE First Edition with the original price of $3.00 (in brown) intact on the front flap. Scribner's "A" and colophon on the copyright page as called for. Boards damp-stained at edges. Sunning and bit of discoloration. Dust Jacket exhibits sunning to spine, slight chipping to the folds and a bit of wear to crown and foot of spine. A bit of foxing to interior with PO bookplate affixed to inside front board. Sounds worse than it looks. A great copy for the price.

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books, LLC]
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        Chagall.

      Paris, Editions Pierre à Feu, Maeght éditeur. Mars - avril. 1952 - Folio. 16 p., avec 2 lithographies originales en couleurs en double page et 6 illustrations en noir. Texte par Gaston Bachelard "La lumière des origines", Charles Estienne "Le mur des fables" et Ambroise Vollard "J'édite les Fables de La Fontaine et je choisis Chagall comme illustrateur". - Les lithographies originales: "Le coq rouge" et "Le cheval brun". - Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Gesammelte Schriften. [7 Bde. komplett].

      8, 883, 897, 943, 936, 831, 685 u. 944 S., OLdr. m. Goldpräg. u. Kopfgoldschnitt, Papier min. gebräunt allg. tadelloses, ungelesenes Ex. Erschienen zum 80. Geburtstag H. Hesses (die Bde. 1 - 6 als Neudruck im 6. - 10. Tsd. der Ausgabe Gesammelte Dichtungen von 1952, der Bd. 7 Betrachtungen. Briefe zum ersten Mal in dieser Zusammenstellung erschienen).

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Häuslein an der Stadtmauer' : Bunte Wachskreide, unten rechts monogrammiert.- UNIKAT.

      (Bad Wurzach), um 1952. - rückseitig betitelt und von der Tochter Adelgund bezeichnet 'Aus dem Nachlass von Sepp Mahler'. Bildgröße 15 x 29,5 cm, Rahmen 30 x 40 cm, wohnfertig gerahmt, *Nagel, Schwäbisches Künstlerlexikon; 79.- Vollmer III, 298.- Malerpoet und Moormaler in Bad Wurzach.-

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        Mobili e Interni di Architetti Italiani --Selezione Dalla Rivista Domus (in Dustjacket)

      Milan: Editoriale Domus, 1952. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good -. The 1952 1st edition, IN THE UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Tight and VG, with very light soiling along the front panel's top-edge and light foxing at the preliminaries. And in a crisp, VG- example of the fragile pictorial dustjacket, with a 3" chip to the front panel's lower-edge and light chipping and creasing --with several small closed tears-- along the panel edges. Still though, very presentable and scarce as such. Tall quarto, wonderful crisp black-and-white (and the occasional color) plates thruout.

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        Dutch and Flemish Etchings Engravings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700: Volume VII, Fouceel-Gole

      Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, [1952?]. Darkest siena stamped cloth, gilt letters on spine, gilt decoration on front cover; 240 pp., many BW illus. The seventh volume of an eventual 72-volume set providing details about the lives and works of Dutch and Flemish artists who produced prints, etchings, engravings and woodcuts during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Supplies some collector information into the 1940s. This volume presents artists alphabetically from Jan Fouceel (worked ca 1670) to Jacob Gole (1660-1737). Rare. VG- (Ex-art library, no dj; with i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages, incl. rear pocket; otherwise, only lightly aged.).

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        VERVE. Revue artistique et littéraire. Vol VII. Nr. 27 et 28. Couverture composee specialement par Georges Braque. Mit 8 (3 farb., 1 doppelblattgr.) Orig.-Lithographien von M. Chagall und 1 doppelblattgr. Orig.-Farblithographie von J. Miró

      sowie 21 Lithographien nach G. Braque, H. Matisse, H. Laurens, A. Giacometti, A. Masson, F. Léger, Borès und Gromaire. Paris, Revue Verve (1952). Illustr. OPbd. 36,1 x 27,0 cm. Einband am Rücken am Rücken leicht gebräunt, Vorderdeckel min. lichtrandig, Einbandkanten oben auc ca. 4 cm angeplatzt. Innen tadelloses und vollständiges Exemplar.

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        VERVE. Revue artistique et littéraire. Vol VII. Nr. 27 et 28. Couverture composee specialement par Georges Braque. Mit 8 (3 farb., 1 doppelblattgr.) Orig.-Lithographien von M. Chagall und 1 doppelblattgr. Orig.-Farblithographie von J. Miró,

      sowie 21 Lithographien nach G. Braque, H. Matisse, H. Laurens, A. Giacometti, A. Masson, F. Léger, Borès und Gromaire. Paris, Revue Verve (1952). Illustr. OPbd. 36,1 x 27,0 cm. Einband am Rücken am Rücken leicht gebräunt, Vorderdeckel min. lichtrandig, Einbandkanten oben auc ca. 4 cm angeplatzt. Innen tadelloses und vollständiges Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Küpper]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Borrowers - Set of All Five First Editions - Comprising: The Borrowers/Afield/Afloat/Aloft/Avenged

      Dent, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        A Symposium on Commercially Available General-Purpose Electronic Digital Computers of Moderate Price.

      Washington, D.C.: [U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Technical Services],, 1952. Quarto, pp. [2], 41. Original orange paper wrappers, wire-stitched, front wrappers printed in black. Black and white photographic illustrations and figures throughout. Spine lightly faded, wrappers a little marked and loose at staples, overall a very good copy. First edition of the first survey of electronic digital computers published in the United States. As Chairman of the Advisory Panel, the pioneering American mathematician Mina Rees (1902-1997) organised this symposium on computing technology which focused on seven moderately priced computers and was attended by manufacturing and government representatives. During World War II Rees served as assistant to the chief of the Office of Scientific Research and Development's Applied Mathematics Panel. She later established the mathematical research programme at the United States Navy's Office of Naval Research, where she played an important role in directing the ONR's sponsorship towards supporting the emerging electronic computer industry. She was the first woman to be elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1970.

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        Photo Album]: Sun Valley, Idaho

      1952 - Large oblong quarto. 310 photographic snapshots mounted on blank black pages, all but a few are silver gelatin prints, various sizes, ranging from 2.5" x 2.5" to 7" x 9.5", most are somewhere in between, virtually all are captioned, often in some detail. A few have e0ither fallen from their mounts (but are present), a few pages have been cut away removing the caption and image but there are several additional loose images that might have been in those places. Additionally included are a few commercial postcards, a drawing of the album's compiler (made by a young soldier on a train), a clipping, and a few other relevant small scraps. Overall near fine with nice, well-captioned images. Assembled by a waitress who worked at a resort in the resort city of Sun Valley, Idaho (adjacent to the city of Ketchum) in 1951 and 1952, consisting of a voluminous selection of well-composed images, mostly of young people in their 20s (the compiler looks to be a little older than most of the others, perhaps in her mid-30s) at work, and at play while swimming, rock climbing, spelunking, drinking and barbecuing, consorting with deer, antelope, and sled-dogs, in very deep snow (sometimes as much as 15 feet according to the captions), with snow sculptures, sleighing and tobogganing, camping, and generally having a wonderful time. Perhaps not surprisingly there are a generous selection of skiing photographs, both downhill and cross-country skiing at night, and including many of the young staff skiing in (intentionally) ludicrous costumes. A small but interesting selection are of the girls traveling on a sightseeing excursion to Salt Lake City, Nebraska, and Denver. The compiler seems to have been from Chicago, and laid into the back is a contemporary article in color from the *Chicago Sunday Tribune* about two of the waitresses who were using the opportunity provided by making successful attempts to become serious competitive skiers.A splendid "slice-of-life" vernacular photograph album with spectacular views and unlike other albums of the time (by tourists) provide interesting and unusual insights into the itinerant lifestyle of young people who worked in resorts in the early 1950s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Dutch and Flemish Etchings Engravings and Woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700: Volume VII, Fouceel-Gole

      Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1952. Hardcover. VG- (Ex-art library, no dj; with i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages, incl. rear pocket; otherwise, only lightly aged.). Darkest siena stamped cloth, gilt letters on spine, gilt decoration on front cover; 240 pp., many BW illus. The seventh volume of an eventual 72-volume set providing details about the lives and works of Dutch and Flemish artists who produced prints, etchings, engravings and woodcuts during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Supplies some collector information into the 1940s. This volume presents artists alphabetically from Jan Fouceel (worked ca 1670) to Jacob Gole (1660-1737). Rare.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        East of Eden.

      

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        The Natural

      Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York 1952 - FIRST EDITION in DUSTJACKET. First edition stated on copyright page. Author's first book. Hardcover copy bound in original BLUE CLOTH. There were three variant bindings: blue, red, & gray cloth. No priority has been established, but author's copy was blue (see Ahearn, 2002). Apparently copies in both the red & blue cloth appear to be considerably scarcer than copies in the gray cloth, although not necessarily earlier. First edition unclipped DUSTJACKET with original published price of $3.00 intact on upper inner front flap. Bernard Malamud's (1914-1986) classic baseball novel, basis for the acclaimed 1984 motion picture directed by Barry Levinson, starring Robert Redford (in the lead role as Roy Hobbs), Glenn Close (Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress), Robert Duvall, & Kim Basinger. FINE/NEAR FINE: faint gray shading along very edge of binding (appears to have originated when the blue-colour variant was added in the binding process), otherwise no faults whatsoever & a FINE very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. The dustjacket has a small 2cm closed tear to lower portion of front panel, 2 tiny closed tears to upper edge of rear panel, barely noticeable edgewear, otherwise an exceptionally bright, green, nice clean unclipped NEAR FINE copy. The dustjacket is now protected in a removable clear Bro-dart cover. 237pp. Uncommon in such collectible condition. RARE. Size: 21 x 14cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maria Cross Imaginative Patterns in a Group of Modern Catholic Writers

      Oxford University Press, New York 1952 - First edition, preceding the British edition by two years. About fine in attractive, near fine dustwrapper with tiny tears. O'Brien's pseudonymously published first book, a study of Roman Catholic writers including Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, Francoise Muriac, Georges Bernanos, Leon Bloy, Sean O'Faolin, and Peguy. Inscribed: "For Mark/ and college -/ new Men/ new times/ new places/ to/ share/ your / reality/ The Berrigans / Aug. 1969." An interesting association, presumably a gift from the peace activist brothers Daniel and Philip Berrigan who were also Catholic priests. The signature seems to be in the hand of Danial Berrigan, but we are not completely certain. An uncommon title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Narcotics Menace

      Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: Borden Publishing Company, 1952. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Cautionary expose from mid-twentieth-century about the incredible meance--DOPE--sweeping the United States, attempting to educate parents & others to prevent teenagers from "this horror lying in wait,'' beginning with "marijuana reefers." A FIRST EDITION, First Printing from 1952, in 206 pages with a Glossary of Drug Addict terms in rear. The author, son of an AZ senator, served as Deputy Sheriff & then police sergeant in CA, & draws on this experience to write this book. Hardcover with brilliant teal cloth-covered boards& deeper blue lettering to front & spine. A very scarce book, especially in this Pristine condition with its original DJ: both are in Fine condition, & look, feel, & smell just a teeny bit less crisp than Brand New! Virtually flawless DJ protected in new archival mylar. Completely clean, binding straight & tight, pages white. NO writing/underlining/highlighting; not ex-lib or BCE. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2017. Same Day Shipping on all orders received Weekdays by 2 pm (Pacific time); weekends & holidays ship next business day.

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        Photo Album]: South Africa 1952

      South Africa 1952 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12.5". String-tied red leather over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 96 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 4" and 5.5" x 7.5", with captions. Album is very good with short tears and edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by an English woman during a trip to South Africa, then known as The Union of South Africa, a dominion of Great Britain, with her extended family, at least some of whom were Americans. The album takes place during the summer of 1952 and shows various tourist sites throughout Cape Town. The photos show the government buildings and monuments, including the Voortrekkers monument in Pretoria. The indigenous people of the country are seen throughout the album including numerous images of Zulus. There are photos of topless women with captions commenting on their appearance such as "the latest in hairdos," as well as the men and children of the community. Also documented is a trip to a local market with scenes of the travelers as well as the Zulu people purchasing goods. One photo of a Zulu child reads, "my pet picanninny," reflecting the casual racism of the era, which didn't prevent the company from attending a Zulu dance festival which featured "maidens," older women, and a religious group called the Scotchmen. The Zulu men and women are seen with drums and other instruments dancing in traditional clothing and headdresses. One caption reads, "past their heyday but still shaking a mean spear," under a photo of older men dancing.The trip also focused on the landscape of the area with views of the natural beauty of South Africa. One group of photos is captioned, "typical South African scenery with native huts nestling on hillsides," another reads "Indian Ocean at Scottburgh Natal." They took a guided tour up the Umfolozi River to see hippos and crocodiles; a hippo is seen here in the distance in one photo. The South African man who took them up river was captioned "a character." They visited a native village and posed by the huts, "of the beehive type" and with villagers. One photo is captioned, "view from inside the hut" another reads, "gone native" and shows the very well-dressed British people standing beside a thatched hut. Also featured are animals such as monkeys and numerous photos of the Drakensburg Mountains along with a brochure of the gardens there.An interesting photographic account of a South African trip with an emphasis on Zulu culture from a British tourist perspective. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mamluk Costume. A Survey.

      Geneva: Albert Kundig, 1952 - Quarto. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. With the plain dust jacket. A superb copy in the clean dust jacket with a couple of short closed tears to the front panel. 20 plates. First edition of the first monograph on medieval Islamic costume since Reinhard Dozy's Dictionnaire détaillé (1845). Mayer's findings, based on literary and documentary evidence and focusing on the development of court ceremonial under al-Nasir Muhammad, are still authoritative today. The Mamluks were a Turkic slave dynasty who ruled Egypt, Syria and the Hijaz from the overthrow of the Ayyubid dynasty in 1250 to the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517, with Cairo as their capital. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        No Picnic on Mount Kenya: The Story of Three P O W S Escape To Adventure

      London: William Kimber, 1952. First edition in English of this mountaineering classic recounting the 1943 attempt of three escaped Italian prisoners of war to reach the summit of Mount Kenya. Octavo, original cloth, map endpapers. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some chipping to the crown and overall wear, tape repair to the verso. Rare in the original dust jacket. In No Picnic on Mount Kenya, Felice Benuzzi recounts one of the most bizarre and daring adventures of the twentieth century. In 1943, Benuzzi and two fellow Italian prisoners of war escaped from a British camp in equatorial East Africa with one goal to climb the seventeen-thousand-foot Mount Kenya, Africa's second tallest mountain. Filled with suspense and humor, it is an extraordinary story that has earned its place as a masterpiece. A film adaptation The Ascent was made in 1994. The screenplay was written by David Wiltse and the filming directed by Donald Shebib.

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        To Catch a Thief

      Random House 1952 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Symposium on Commercially Available General-Purpose Electronic Digital Computers of Moderate Price.

      Washington, D.C.: [U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Technical Services], 1952 - Quarto, pp. [2], 41. Original orange paper wrappers, wire-stitched, front wrappers printed in black. Spine lightly faded, wrappers a little marked and loose at staples, overall a very good copy. Black and white photographic illustrations and figures throughout. First edition of the first survey of electronic digital computers published in the United States. As Chairman of the Advisory Panel, the pioneering American mathematician Mina Rees (1902-1997) organised this symposium on computing technology which focused on seven moderately priced computers and was attended by manufacturing and government representatives. During World War II Rees served as assistant to the chief of the Office of Scientific Research and Development's Applied Mathematics Panel. She later established the mathematical research programme at the United States Navy's Office of Naval Research, where she played an important role in directing the ONR's sponsorship towards supporting the emerging electronic computer industry. She was the first woman to be elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1970. Origins of Cyberspace 853. OCLC locates just 4 copies in institutional holdings worldwide (British Library, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam, and two at the University of California). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Rolling Stones

      Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1952 - Signed First edition. Signed on full titlepage. Bound in green publisher's cloth with a navy blue decorative stamp, and navy blue titling to spine. Pictorial dustjaket in protective mylar. Book Condition: Very Good: Sharp edges. Clean textblock. Pinpoint sized hole where the back board meets the spine. Light rubbing on extremeties, the faintest beginnings of board exposure to the tips. Sparse, light markings to the publisher's cloth from use. General toning througout. / DJ Condition: Very Good Plus: Bright, glossy dustjacket. Light rubbing to extremeties. General tonnage as well as areas of transfer marks from the boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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        THE ROLLING STONES ..

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1952].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63. Mild bruises to lower corner tips, small inked owner's name at top edge of the front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in bright, near fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, two short closed tears along upper spine folds professionally mended by a paper conservationist, and a faint horizontal crease at top edge of rear panel. A nice copy of one of the more elusive Heinlein books written for young adults published during the 1950s. (#127441)

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        Ich sah und schnitt in Holz. 1947 - 1948 - 1949 - 1950 - 1951.

      Hamburg, Hartung. 1952 - 41 Tafeln + 2 Bll. OPp. Nr. 42 von 300 num. Expl. - Leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. etw. fleckig, dieser fachmännisch restauriert, leichte papierbedingte Oxidation. Schönes Expl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        "PINDAR'S ODES" "Victories at the Pythian Games & Victories at the Olympics"

      These unique manuscript volumes (text throughout in classical Greek) were produced by Paul Fenimore Cooper, Jr., in tandum with his mother's original watercolors. Paul Jr. was the great-great grandson of the novelist James Fenimore Cooper. While attending Harvard (grad. 1952), Paul Jr. would summer vacation on Prince Edward Island with his parents. His undergraduate love was in classical literature and jointly worked with his mother to produce these exquisite volumes. He went on to get his PhD. in physics and would later become a world-recognized Artic explorer. Approx. 65 & 60 leaves (33 with watercolors); all done in the miniscule calligraph hand of Paul Fenimore Cooper Jr. The watercolor illustrations we done by his mother Marion Erskine Cooper who had also professionally illustrated a few books for publishers. This is an unusual mosher-son collaboration with exquisite detailed water-color illuminations. Comes in leather -mouth slipcase with two compartments.

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        Chemical Studies on the Structure of Insulin.

      Cambridge: Emmanuel College,, 1952. A Dissertation Presented for Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Tall quarto. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Typescript, text on the rectos only. 28 pages of plates. Dampstain and partial fading of boards, contents tanned, slight dampstain affecting upper edges of contents and more significant dampstain along lower edges of first third of volume, a good copy. Dissertation of the molecular biologist Ted Thompson, from the library of his supervisor Frederick Sanger whose first Nobel Prize was awarded for their joint work on insulin of which this dissertation is a portion. Inscribed from the author to Sanger on the title page, "To the Chief with best wishes, Ted". Thompson was born and primarily educated in Australia, but moved to the UK to undertake his PhD in Fred Sanger's lab at Cambridge. "Sanger had set out to determine the amino acid sequence of insulin and Thompson's task was to finish this technically demanding work. Thompson succeeded and insulin became the first protein for which the amino acid sequence was known. Sanger, who was awarded a Nobel Prize for this work, has written in glowing terms of Thompson's experimental abilities, skill and ability to get things done. Until this work, many people doubted that proteins consisted of specific sequences of amino acids. The insulin sequence was published in March 1953 and the following month Watson and Crick, also at Cambridge, published the double helix structure of DNA while, next door, Perutz and Kendrew were perfecting the X-ray diffraction techniques that would reveal the three dimensional structure of proteins" (Sydney Morning Herald obituary).

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        Dreams and Projects. New York. Curt Valentin 1952. 30,5 x 24 cm. 34 gefaltete Doppelbögen mit 28 Originalholzschnitten. Originalbroschur mit Originalpappeinbanddecke im Originalschuber.

      Curt Valentin, 1952. Originalausgabe. Nr. 44 von insgesamt 320 gedruckten Exemplaren. Von Arp eigenhändig im Druckvermerk signiert. Der Band enthält einen Einleitungstext in englischer, französischer und deutscher Sprache, sowie 28 Originalholzschnitte von Jean Arp. 7 Holzschnitte sind auf eine graue Tonplatte gedruckt. Alle Holzschnitte wurden mit dreisprachigen Titeln bezeichnet. Tadelloses Exemplar. Referenz: Arntz 148 - 175 -- Hans Arp zum 100. Geburtstag 40

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        Plakat - Slickaphonics - Willisau. 6 April 1984. Siebdruck.

      128 x 90,5 cm, Zustand A (Min. Knickspuren) Ray Robert Anderson (*1952 in Chicago, Illinois) US-amerikanischer Jazzposaunist mit einem unverkennbaren rotzigen Spielstil. Er ist bekannt für seine witzigen Kompositionen. Er wurde von den Kritikern des Down-Beat-Magazins fünf Jahre hintereinander zum besten Posaunenspieler der Gegenwart gewählt. 1981 war Anderson Mitbegründer der Band Slickaphonics, die für ihren witzigen Avantgarde-Funk bekannt wurde. Bei Slickaphonics spielte er nicht nur Posaune, sondern war gleichzeitig auch der Leadsänger.

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        Albert Einstein Signed Photograph.

      1952 - Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed "A Einstein 52." Group portrait showing Einstein standing between Talmudic scholar Tamar de Sola Pool and Hadassah National President Rebecca Beldner Shulman at his Princeton home in June of 1952 during a celebration marking the commencement of building of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 15.5 inches. An exceptional photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed. Albert Einstein developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"). He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory (David Bodanis). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE DUKE OF GALLODORO: a novel (DEDICATION COPY INSCRIBED TO HIS FATHER)

      (1/2) THE DEDICATION COPY. Black cloth. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Tan dust jacket has chips to tips of browned and rubbed spine, horizontal spine tear; panels have small chips at outer corners, some browning; split front flap internally repaired with clear archival paper tape; good, flap price intact. Tipped in is a short Autograph Note Signed: "To my dear Dada, without whose unfailing help and encouragement this book would never have been written. With my respect and my love, Aubrey. Amalfi. Feb. 18. 1952". The printed dedication reads "This first work of my maturity is for my mother and my father". Menen's father was Kali Narain Menon. Though not indicated in any way, this copy came from the library of noted Canadian author and film maker Ted Allan. "The story is laid in a small village in postwar Italy. The plot revolves around the adoption by the Duke of Gallodoro of his presumed bastard son, a street urchin who has devoted most of his tender years to becoming the best thief in the village...Under these circumstances, as a base, Mr. Menen sallies forth in all directions, wielding a wicked lance at the foibles of our time. He jousts with hypocrisy, pomposity, cynicism, morals, politics, and philosophy. " - jacket flap. Signed or inscribed books by the Indian-Irish author are uncommon in the market. Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        The Old Man and the Sea

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Book Near Fine with a previous owner's name on the front end paper and signs of gentle use at the extremities. In a Very Good dust jacket with some small chips and tears and a bit of overall soiling. The final work of fiction published in the author's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and cited by the Nobel Prize Committee, "The Old Man and the Sea" cemented Hemingway's legacy as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century and would turn him into a household name. The story follows the tribulations of an aging and suddenly unlucky fisherman, Santiago, as he tries to catch a gigantic marlin in the Straits of Florida. Hemingway wanted to show the simple dignity and biblical nature of Santiago's trials - and succeeded mightily. The book was originally published in full in an issue of Life Magazine, which subsequently sold 5 million copies in less than a week. "No outbursts of spite or false theatricalism impede the smooth rush of its narrative. Within the sharp restrictions imposed by the very nature of his story Mr. Hemingway has written with sure skill. Here is the master technician once more at the top of his form, doing superbly what he can do better than anyone else." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        La Nappe du Catalan, soixante-quatre poemes et seize lithographies en couleurs de Jean Cocteau et Georges Hugnet [The Tablecloth of the Catalan, 64 poems and 16 lithographs in color. By Jean Cocteau and Georges Hugnet].

      1952: Aux depends des auteurs, Paris. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 11 OF ONLY 20 DELUXE COPIES WITH EXTRA SUITE OF PLATES. In line with the Surrealist tradition "cadavres exquis" (exquisite corpses)--a practice centered around the idea of complete collaboration--Cocteau and Hugnet worked together on both the illustrations and poems.  The two originally wrote the text (in French) on the tablecloths of the restaurant Le Catalan. The origin story of the poems served as inspiration for the title of the book. The creation of the lithographs was also collaborative; the drawings were outlined by Cocteau while Hugnet added color to the backgrounds. La Nappe du Catalan is the only collaboration between the two iconic artists.  A short preface to the book reads (translated from the French):These poems, written simultaneously, have been arranged on the tablecloths of a restaurant over the course of some lunches. Each of the poets left gaps in his verses which the other one filled. For the illustrations, one artist added colour while the other drew the outlines.Number 11 of 20 deluxe copies on vélin de Montval and with an extra suite of 32 plates. (Out of a total edition of 113 copies.)There are 16 color plates included in the main text; the extra suite (actually two suites together) contains 32 additional plates - 16 in color and 16 in black-and-white - showing the work of each artist separately (black-and-white for Cocteau; color for Hugnet) before the work was merged. 48 plates in total.Signed by both Cocteau and Hugnet in the colophon.Provenance: From the collection of the legendary surrealist art collector (and model to the artist Balthus) Helene Anavi, with her small embossed stamp on the front free endpaper.Paris: Aux Depends des Auteurs, 1952. Quarto (11 x 9 in; 277 x 225 mm). Two volumes in original wrappers. Small tear and very mild toning to the spine of the main book; plates in fine condition. RARE. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        FAUSTO E ANNA

      EINAUDI, 1952. ITALIANO 0,42 Brossura in cartoncino editoriale con risvolti, dorso scolorito, con lievissima fioritura e lieve usura al piede, bordi stanchi, titoli rossi e neri al piatto ed al dorso, n. 8 della collana diretta da E.Vittorini, sua anche la nota al risvolto anteriore, primo romanzo del Cassola, pagine brunite causa tempo USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        L'aveuglette.

      Ed. N.R.F. - Le Point du Jour 1952 - . In-12 br. E.O. 1/50 ex. num. sur vélin d’Arches accompagné d’une lithographie originale (La Piccola cieca), justifiée et signée par Massimo Campigli, n.c. Bande conservée: De l’Académie française [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Autodidactes - Aichelbaum]
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        Poèmes. Paris. Aux dépens de l'artiste 1952. 370 x 295 mm. 48 nicht nummerierte, lose eingelegte Blätter mit 14 ganzseitigen,abstrakten Originalholzschnitten von Nicolas de Stael. Originalbroschur in mit einer farbigen Originallithografie illustrierten Originalchemise in schwarzem Originalschuber.

      Aux dépens de l'artiste, 1952. Originalausgabe. Nr. 46 von 90 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Grand Velin d' Arches. Die Gesamtauflage betrug 120 Exemplare. Nicolas de Stael liess die Auflage auf eigene Kosten bei Marthe Fequet und Piere Baudier in Paris drucken. Die radikal abstrakten schwarz-weiss Holzschnitte inspirierten René Char zu der Vorstellung, daß es sich dabei um Fussabdrücke des berühmten Himalaya-Schneemenschen Yeti handeln würde. Außergewöhnliches Künstlerbuch. Referenz: Woimant and de Stael 2-15, 94 - Castleman. A century of artists books, Seite 191 - From Manet to Hockney 127 - Peyrè. Peinture et poésie 63 mit Abbildung auf Seite 156

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günter Linke]
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        My 50 Years in Rodeo: Living with Cowboys, Horses and Danger - with original watercolor

      Naylor Company 1952 - My 50 Years in Rodeo: Living with Cowboys, Horses and Danger. Drawings by Olaf Wieghorst. Autobiographical account of a rodeo cowboy. Original watercolor sketch signed by the artist. Business card of Wieghorst laid in. Naylor Co., 1952. Dust jacket with wear and small pieces missing from top. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Guidon Books]
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        FAUSTO E ANNA

      EINAUDI, TORINO 1952 - I GETTONI ITALIANO Brossura in cartoncino editoriale con risvolti, dorso scolorito, con lievissima fioritura e lieve usura al piede, bordi stanchi, titoli rossi e neri al piatto ed al dorso, n. 8 della collana diretta da E.Vittorini, sua anche la nota al risvolto anteriore, primo romanzo del Cassola, pagine brunite causa tempo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        REACTION ORGANIQUE A L'AGRESSION ET CHOC.

      MASSON & CIE. 1952. In-12 Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 205 pages - quelques illustrations en noir et blanc.

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre.Com]
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        CANTI ORFICI E ALTRI SCRITTI

      VALLECCHI, 1952. ITALIANO 0,38 A cura di Enrico Falqui, pagine brunite ai bordi e con lieve fioritura, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita ai bordi ed al dorso, con fioritura e lievi segni di usura USATO

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        FIND THE FEATHERED SERPENT

      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1952]. First edition. A near fine copy, some darkening to text block, in a very good to near fine first printing dust jacket (four titles listed on rear panel), mild rubbing to folds and extremities. (11312). Octavo, cloth. Signed by the author on the half title page. The author's first book. "A time travel tale involving a Wellsian time machine." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-78.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Curious George Rides a Bike

      A good first edition in a very good supplied first edition dust jacket, with the original price still present on the front flap. Staining and soiling on covers of book, especially along the spine. Chips at top and bottom of spine of dj. Matching year (1952) on copyright page and title page, and no mention of later printings on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made cloth collector's slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        La Nappe du Catalan, soixante-quatre poemes et seize lithographies en couleurs de Jean Cocteau et Georges Hugnet [The Tablecloth of the Catalan, 64 poems and 16 lithographs in color. By Jean Cocteau and Georges Hugnet]

      1952: Aux depends des auteurs, Paris. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. Very Good. COCTEAU, JEAN et HUGNET, GEORGES. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 11 OF ONLY 20 DELUXE COPIES WITH EXTRA SUITE OF PLATES. In line with the Surrealist tradition "cadavres exquis" (exquisite corpses)-a practice centered around the idea of complete collaboration-Cocteau and Hugnet worked together on both the illustrations and poems.  The two originally wrote the text (in French) on the tablecloths of the restaurant Le Catalan. The origin story of the poems served as inspiration for the title of the book. The creation of the lithographs was also collaborative; the drawings were outlined by Cocteau while Hugnet added color to the backgrounds. La Nappe du Catalan is the only collaboration between the two iconic artists.   A short preface to the book reads (translated from the French): These poems, written simultaneously, have been arranged on the tablecloths of a restaurant over the course of some lunches. Each of the poets left gaps in his verses which the other one filled. For the illustrations, one artist added colour while the other drew the outlines. Number 11 of 20 deluxe copies on vélin de Montval and with an extra suite of 32 plates. (Out of a total edition of 113 copies.) There are 16 color plates included in the main text; the extra suite (actually two suites together) contains 32 additional plates - 16 in color and 16 in black-and-white - showing the work of each artist separately (black-and-white for Cocteau; color for Hugnet) before the work was merged. 48 plates in total. Signed by both Cocteau and Hugnet in the colophon. Provenance: From the collection of the legendary surrealist art collector (and model to the artist Balthus) Helene Anavi, with her small embossed stamp on the front free endpaper. Paris: Aux Depends des Auteurs, 1952. Quarto (11 x 9 in; 277 x 225 mm). Two volumes in original wrappers. Small tear and very mild toning to the spine of the main book; plates in fine condition. RARE.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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