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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]

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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]

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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)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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]

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        Superman #76-Batman and Superman Team-up-1952-golden-age comic book

      DC 1952 - -Classic issue which includes the first time BATMAN and SUPERMAN learn each other's identity. -Cover is loose from book. Complete, no restoration. Condition: G+

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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 .

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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.

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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

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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

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        Charlotte Speedway Nascar Auto Race Program 1952-Rare!

      1952 - -Charlotte, North Carolina. -Historic NASCAR photos, stats and driver info. -Many race car pictures. -High grade file copy looks almost like it did when it came off the printing press. -Museum quality. Perfect for those who seek high grade collectors items. Condition: VF

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        Foundation and Empire.

      New York: Gnome Press Publishers, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth, first state. An excellent example in a very good second issue dust jacket. Boldly signed by Isaac Asimov on the title page. Jacket design by Edd Carter Foundation was originally a series of eight short stories published in Astounding Magazine between May 1942 and January 1950. According to Asimov, the premise was based on ideas set forth in Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and was invented spontaneously on his way to meet with editor John W. Campbell, with whom he developed the concept. "The first four stories were collected, along with a new story taking place before the others, in a single volume published by Gnome Press in 1951 as Foundation. The remainder of the stories were published in pairs by Gnome as Foundation and Empire (1952) and Second Foundation (1953), resulting in the "Foundation Trilogy", as the series was known for decades" (Halmad, Spectra). The Foundation Trilogy was given a Hugo Award for the "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.

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        Karl May Sammlung. 85 Bände. (84 + M, komplett).

      Bamberg - Radebeul Karl-May-Verlag -1979 1952 - 8° - ca. 43000 S. OLn. mit farb. Vignetten, gute bis sehr gute (frische) Exemplare, ohne Einträge (z.T. EAs) 1. Durch die Wüste / 2. Durchs wilde Kurdistan / 3. Von Bagdad nach Stambul / 4. In den Schluchten des Balkan / 5. Durch das Land der Skipetaren / 6. Der Schut / 7. Winnetou I. / 8. Winnetou II. / 9. Winnetou III. / 10. Sand des Verderbens / 11. Am Stillen Ozean / 12. Am Rio de la Plata / 13. In den Kordilleren / 14. Old Surehand I. / 15. Old Surehand II / 16. Menschenjäger / 17. Der Mahdi / 18. Im Sudan / 19. Kapitän Kaiman / 20. Felsenburg / 21. Krüger Bei / 22. Satan und Ischariot / 23. Auf fremden Pfaden / 24. Weihnacht / 25. Am Jenseits / 26. Der Löwe der Blutrache / 27. Bei den Trümmern von Babylon / 28. Im Reiche des silbernen Löwen / 29. Das versteinerte Gebet / 30. Und Friede auf Erden / 31. Ardistan / 32. Der Mir von Dschinnistan / 33. Winnetous Erben / 34. »Ich« / 35. Unter Geiern / 36. Der Schatz im Silbersee / 37. Der Ölprinz / 38. Halbblut / 39. Das Vermächtnis des Inka / 40. Der blaurote Methusalem / 41. Die Sklavenkarawane / 42. Der alte Dessauer / 43. Aus dunklem Tann / 44. Der Waldschwarze / 45. Zepter und Hammer / 46. Die Juweleninsel / 47. Professor Vitzliputzli / 48. Das Zauberwasser / 49. Lichte Höhen / 50. In Mekka / 51. Schloss Rodriganda / 52. Die Pyramide des Sonnengottes / 53. Benito Juarez / 54. Trapper Geierschnabel / 55. Der sterbende Kaiser / 56. Der Weg nach Waterloo / 57. Das Geheimnis des Marabut / 58. Der Spion von Ortry / 59. Die Herren von Greifenklau / 60. Allah il Allah! / 61. Der Derwisch / 62. Im Tal des Todes / 63. Zobeljäger und Kosak / 64. Das Buschgespenst / 65. Der Fremde aus Indien / 66. Der Peitschenmüller / 67. Der Silberbauer / 68. Der Wurzelsepp / 69. Ritter und Rebellen / 70. Der Waldläufer / 71. Old Firehand / 72. Schacht und Hütte / 73. Der Habicht / 74. Der verlorene Sohn / 75. Sklaven der Schande / 76. Der Eremit / 77. Die Kinder des Herzogs / 78. Das Rätsel von Miramare / 79. Die Shatterhand in der Heimat / 80. Auf der See gefangen / 81. Abdahn Effendi / 82. In fernen Zonen / 83. Am Marterpfahl / 84. Pater Bowie / 85. Mein Hengst Rih. Aus Karl Mays Reiseerzählungen. Zusammenfassung von Carl-Heinz Dömken. 10. Tausend Sprache: Deutsch 25000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CITY

      [New York]: Gnome Press, [1952]. First edition. Touch of age darkening to text block, slight shelf wear to bottom board edge else fine in a fine dust jacket. (2916). Octavo, boards. Signed by cover artist Kelly Freas. Winner of 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder 3-163.

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        The Old Man and the Sea

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1952. Second Printing. Hard Cover. First Edition, Second Printing (with first issue dust jacket). Publisher's full bluish-green calico-grain cloth (Grissom's first edition binding "B"), silver lettering on spine, Hemingway's facsimile signature blind-stamped on cover. First edition, first printing dust jacket, now in Mylar, price-clipped with all first printing points: correct colors, including brown type on flaps and rear panel, and no mention of Pulitzer or Nobel prizes. ["Because of Hanneman's 1967 description, when identifying a first-printing jacket, the focus has been on the colors of the rear of the jacket. However, the identification of a first-printing jacket does not require identifying ambiguous rear-jacket colors: It is the brown printing on the flaps and the rear panel that identify the first printing Scribner's jacket." - Grissom p. 282]. . The volume shows only slight wear at the head and heel of the spine, else fine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The price-clipped dust jacket, now in Mylar, is mildly worn at head and heel. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 140 pp .

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        Foundation and Empire.

      New York: Gnome Press Publishers, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth, first state. An excellent example in a very good second issue dust jacket. Boldly signed by Isaac Asimov on the title page. Jacket design by Edd Carter Foundation was originally a series of eight short stories published in Astounding Magazine between May 1942 and January 1950. According to Asimov, the premise was based on ideas set forth in Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and was invented spontaneously on his way to meet with editor John W. Campbell, with whom he developed the concept. "The first four stories were collected, along with a new story taking place before the others, in a single volume published by Gnome Press in 1951 as Foundation. The remainder of the stories were published in pairs by Gnome as Foundation and Empire (1952) and Second Foundation (1953), resulting in the "Foundation Trilogy", as the series was known for decades" (Halmad, Spectra). The Foundation Trilogy was given a Hugo Award for the "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.

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        THE HOLY PLACES

      Queen Anne Press 1952 - First edition. Number 54 of a limited edition of 950 printed on mould made paper. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper to friend and fellow novelist, Graham Greene, "Graham from Evelyn Christmas Card 1952". Full red buckram with gilt vignette on the upper cover and titles on the spine, in grey pictorial dustwrapper illustrated by Reynolds Stone. Top edge red, others uncut. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which shows a little wear to the spine ends and corners. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Reynolds Stone. A monumental association copy between two of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Waugh and Greene were contemporaries at Oxford though not friends at the time. They began a long friendship and series of correspondence in the mid thirties. Both were famous converts to Catholicism, though differed greatly in their interpretation of their religion. Politically they also differed: Greene the staunch socialist whilst Waugh maintained an aristocratic right wing leaning. Despite numerous arguments they maintained their friendship born from a mutual respect of each others work, when both authors found friends hard to come by. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Scritti giuridici in onore di Antonio Scialoja per il suo XLV anno d'insegnamento. Vol. I - Diritto della navigazione. Vol. II - Diritto commerciale e industriale. Vol. III - Diritto civile. Vol. IV - Diritto del lavoro. Diritto pubblico interno e internazionale. Teoria generale del diritto. Storia del diritto

      Zanichelli 1952-1953, Bologna - "L'opera  completa in 4 volumi. Ritratto fotografico di Scialoja ad inizio del primo volume. Nel primo volume scritti di:åÊDominedÌ_, G.Ferri, Gaeta, T.C.Giannini, Guerra, Jannuzzi, Lefebvre D'Ovidio, Lordi, Malvagni, Manca, R.Monaco, Nisio, G.Pescatore, Ripert, Rossano, Sandiford, Spasiano, Torrente, F.Vassalli. Nel secondo volume: Angeloni, Arena, Ascarelli, Auletta, Bolaffi, Brunetti, A.Candian, Casanova, Dalmartello, De Gregorio, De Semo, Donati, Fanelli, F.Ferrara, Ferrarini, Ferreira, Fragali, Franceschelli, Grassetti, Graziani, Greco, La Lumia, Micheli, Mignoli, Molle, Oppo, R.Russo, Sotgia, M.Stolfi. Nel terzo volume: G.Andreoli, Asquini, Bigiavi, Biondi, Casulli, Cicu, de Cupis, De Martini, Galgano, Giordano, Messineo, Minervini, Mirabelli, Natoli, Piaggio, Provinciali, Pugliatti, Salvi, G.Stolfi, Tabet, Tamburrino, E.Valsecchi. Nel quarto volume: Allorio, Andrioli, Azzariti, Betti, Biamonti, Branca, Calamandrei, Carnelutti, Chiarelli, De Valles, D'Onofrio, Favara, Garbagnati, A.Giannini, E.T.Liebman, Maroi, Mengoni, Miglioranzi, Musatti, Pierandrei, G.Pugliese, M.Ricca Barberis, A.M.Sandulli, Solazzi, Vocino. 355 + (1); 664; 626 + (1); 458 p. 4 voll in-8

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        East of Eden

      New York: The Viking Pres, 1952 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light green cloth, lettered in navy, with red-brown spine label lettered in black; original pictorial dust jacket, with an illustration of a farm in a valley surrounded by mountains below a gradient sky, lettered in white and purple. Near fine, just very lightly sunned on the spine, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with some wear and minor nicks to the extremities, light toning to the spine, a few faints of light soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a very good, sturdy copy. East of Eden features the intertwining stories of the Hamilton and Trask families. The former is based on Steinbeck's own genealogical lineage, while the latter is a representation of the Biblical Adam and his descendants. Considered by the author to be his masterpiece work, East of Eden is a culmination of the major themes and strengths of Steinbeck's other novels: an affinity for nature, the pervasive struggle between good and evil, familial relationships, and American history. During the writing process, Steinbeck chronicled the development of this novel with letters to his friend and former publisher Pascal Covici, the contents of which were published a year after Steinbeck's death as Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. A lengthy yet popular tale originally intended by the author to teach his sons about the Salinas Valley in California, East of Eden has been adapted into a film, a musical, and a television miniseries.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Chantefables & chantefleurs

      first edition of "Chantefleurs", one of the 50 numbered copies on vellum of Arches paper, drawing of head. Illustrated book of 9 drawings by Christiane Laran. Our copy is complete of its suite on China illustrations. Back and boards slightly and marginally insolated, rare stitches without gravity on some leaves. Gründ Paris 1952 23x28,5cm en feuilles

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        Player Piano

      New York: Charles Scibner's Sons, 1952. 295pp. Octavo. First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with silver lettering stamped to the spine. Scribner's seal and the letter A on the copyright page. Some rubbing along the edges of the boards. Text-block edges very lightly toned. Original first state illustrated dust jacket has not been price clipped. Fading to the jacket's spine and along top and fore edge; two small closed tears to the top edge of the back panel of the jacket. Internally clean and binding tight. Overall, a near fine copy in a near fine jacket. An attractive copy of the true first edition of Kurt Vonnegut's first novel. A fascinating and somewhat horrific story of a dystopic future in which automation rules society. Vonnegut gave this book a grade of "B" in a report card on his own books. 1952

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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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        Lettres écrites en prison. Octobre 1944-Févier 1945.

      Paris, Les Sept couleurs, 24 décembre 1952. - In-8, 224 pp avec préface des éditeurs et table des matières, relié en demi-habrine prune à coins, dos à 4 nerfs, filets noir à froid entre les nerfs, tête dorée, auteur et titre en lettres dorées, couvertures et dos conservés (reliure signée M. Landré). Edition originale posthume. Un des 100 exemplaires du tirage de tête numéroté sur vélin d'Arches, N° 36. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        I, Robot

      First Edition, First Printing (Grayson & Grayson Ltd, 1952). Edges toned with a little foxing; few marks to front and rear boards; spine faded; Ex Libris sticker to front paste-down. Original and unclipped dust jacket has a crease along the spine panel; some loss to spine tips, corners of front panel and bottom of rear panel with a couple of closed tears.

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        Inscribed Promotional Photo for the film Park Row

      Black and white photo, 8" x 10" of film director Samuel Fuller and one of the film's producers, standing and chatting in front of several promotional posters for Fuller's 1952 film, Park Row. Inscribed by Fuller: "To Fred I. Archibald -- with best wishes -- Sam Fuller. 5-5-52." An uncommon signature, and a nice artifact from an early and interesting Fuller film about the New York City newspaper wars of the 1880s. Some consider the film an overlooked-classic -- in particular its tribute to freedom of the press (Fuller began his career as a tabloid journalist) was in marked contrast to mainstream Hollywood's fear of the McCarthy witch hunts. .

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