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        The Diary of A Young Girl

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. First American edition. very good + in good dj; pages are very lightly toned; dj has moderate chipping to edges with 1/4 " of dj missing at top of spine; price of $3.00 present; all else-clean, tight, & attractive; dj protected by new Mylar wrap.. 8 vo; black boards; silver spine lettering; inside front & rear boards & end papers have photographs of the office building in which the family hid, a view of the Prinsengracht Canal, a photograph of Amme which she inserted in her diary & the swinging cupboard which led to the attic; top of text block stained red; introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt; 285 pp; dj has the same photograph of Anne in the red & tan dj with black lettering; rear of dj has a facsimile page of the handwritten diary; scan available on request. This is a remarkable fine copy of this scarce classic.

      [Bookseller: Rosebud Books]
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        Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

      Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, NY 1952 - 5.25 x 7.5 in. 285 pp. Pictorial endpapers. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. First edition in English! $3.00 price on front dj. flap and First Edition stated on copyright page. Mild toning to pages, otherwise bright near fine copy in original black cloth and very good lightly chipped dust jacket with mild rubbing to edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Les fantasques ou la lucarne du Diable

      First Edition. Illustrated with woodcuts by Frank Innocent. It was added to a series of monochrome illustrations accompanying Ex 25 off trade on pure lafuma wire (Copies signed by the author and illustrator). One of the 25 non-trade marked O. Long detailed autograph dedication of the authors of the author and illustrator Elijah Leon Bramy, gallery and poet. Preface by Pierre Mac Orlan. EO limited to 200 copies. Paperback. Blankets tucked. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Maugard. Rouen 1952 fort in 8 (13x18cm) broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La gloriosa mirabile natura

      Edizioni della Pergola, 1952. Dieci poesie inedite scritte nel 1952 e sette acqueforti originali (non firmate) di Castellani (cm 7x9; 13x9; 12x9; 12x11; 10x5,5; 10,5x5,5; 9x12,5). Cm 24x34. pp. 40 fogli ripiegati. . Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione di 150 + XXV es. numerati e firmati. .

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        LIMBO

      New York: Random House, [1952].. Octavo,cloth. First edition. "Describes a pacifist but masochist society in 1990, whose members have their limbs amputated and replaced by more efficient plastic appliances." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. "On its literary merits ... LIMBO is one of the best American dystopias ever written, fully comparable with WE, BRAVE NEW WORLD, and NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1221-5. "LIMBO and Vonnegut's PLAYER PIANO, both written in 1952, are without question the two outstanding novels exploring the dystopian future vision of computers and automation. Vonnegut's novel is a better one artistically, but Wolfe's is creative in its images of a future that might be possible with technologies based on cybernetic concepts, and it is penetrating in its insights about human nature." - Warrick, pp. 147-50. "Zany, action packed, Joycean in style, LIMBO is formally and conceptually complex and unremittingly analytical, both politically and psychologically." - David N. Samuelson and Curtis C. Smith (eds), Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, p. 595. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1279. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 65-7; 181-2. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 95. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 212. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1208. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 6. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 245. A little spotting to cloth along upper edge of front cover, a nearly fine copy in a bright, nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing to spine panel, touch of wear to spine ends and corners tips, and several tiny internal tape mends. (#155510)

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        Air Mexicain

      Librairie Arcanes 1952 - 1700 Edition of 274 copies copies including 4 original colour lithographs by Rufino Tamayo. Copy on B.F.K.Rives, in perfect conditions and uncut. Original editorial softcover. Peret's hommage to Mexico, enriched by 4 beautiful illustrations by the popular mexicain artist Rufino Tamayo. Very rare to find in these wonderful conditions. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE BIGGEST BEAR (Signed, First Edition)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Good dust jacket. Signed. Lynd Ward's first children's book which he both wrote and illustrated. The story is set in Northern Ontario, where Ward summered with his parents as a child. Winner of the 1953 Caldecott Medal for illustration, this First Edition copy is signed by Lynd Ward on the verso of the front endpaper. There is also a Christmas Card dated in the year of publication, signed by Lynd Ward's parents, "Harry and Daisy Ward". Previous owner name is on the endpaper. This dustjacket has wear with loss in several places at the spine, and at the corners. The front panel is separated from the spine. The dustjacket has not been price-clipped -- with the original $2.75 price present -- and presents better than it sounds in a new mylar cover. The binding itself is bright and attractive. Near Fine binding / Good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Living Theatre Program for THE HEROES by John Ashbery and UBU THE KING (UBU ROI) by Alfred Jarry

      New York: The Living Theatre, 1952. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +. Delicate stapled pamphlet. 8 pp including printed and illustrated covers. The program for the performances of these two plays which took place in New York at The Cherry Theatre in August 1952. A well preserved copy of this delicate pamphlet. The Heroes was Ashbery's first play and precedes his first book, Turandot, by a full year. The play was directed by Judith Malina and Julian Beck provided the casting and costumes. This pamphlet is not listed in Kermani's bibliography of Ashbery's works. A quite scarce piece of ephemera both for The Living Theatre and for Ashbery collectors.

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        The Diary of A Young Girl

      Doubleday, Garden City 1952 - 8 vo; black boards; silver spine lettering; inside front & rear boards & end papers have photographs of the office building in which the family hid, a view of the Prinsengracht Canal, a photograph of Amme which she inserted in her diary & the swinging cupboard which led to the attic; top of text block stained red; introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt; 285 pp; dj has the same photograph of Anne in the red & tan dj with black lettering; rear of dj has a facsimile page of the handwritten diary; scan available on request. This is a remarkable fine copy of this scarce classic. very good + in good dj; pages are very lightly toned; dj has moderate chipping to edges with 1/4 " of dj missing at top of spine; price of $3.00 present; all else-clean, tight, & attractive; dj protected by new Mylar wrap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rosebud Books]
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        Eric Sloane's Weather Book

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce; Little Brown and Company Boston, 1952. First edition, Copy #71. Diagrams, charts and illustrations throughout. 1 vols. 4to. Original grey cloth, lettered and decorated in brick. Some spotting, rubbing and fading of cloth, light browning of endpapers, else a very good copy. First edition, Copy #71. Diagrams, charts and illustrations throughout. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed with a drawing of a Fisherman. Inscribed on the endpapers with a drawing showing a fisherman casting towards a cloud that looks back somewhat timidly. Inscription reading "To Wendle L. Collins. Eric Sloane Brookfield. Conn" and in the upper corner "First edition copy #71".

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        IN COUNTRY SLEEP

      New Directions, Norfolk, CT 1952 - White DJ a bit tanned and with very light edgewear. ; Very rare. Review slip and one page Dylan Thomas publisher's brochure laid-in. ; 8vo; 34 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Rocky Point Sailing Club - Airborne Moths Association Certificate [Signed]

      Rocky Point Sailing Club Old Greenwich [1952] - Original printed document, 9 1/2 by 11, mounted on card stock, signed by Munro Leaf. A very rare piece of Leaf bibliography, a humorous, and one presumes, fictitious membership certificate for the Airborne Moths Association. The certificate, which is titled: Rocky Point Sailing Club / Charter Membership / in the / Airborne Moths Association, is presented to Happy White, whose real name was Mary White, and who was one of the founders of the Rocky Point Sailing Club situated in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. The first paragraph of the three paragraph long certificate states: "This is to certify that Happy White is herby elected to Charter Membership in the Airborne Moths Association - having successfully flown a trangular course at twenty-five knots, and having landed within fouling distance of the Club Landing without the use of flaps, rocket braking, parachutes or captive balloons." In excellent condition. 0.0 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

      New York: Longmans, Green and Co.. 1952. First. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La Maigre. 1952. Original drypoint.

      Le Degré Quarante et Un,, Paris 1952 - Original drypoint. A double page print from the edition of ‘La Maigre’ by Adrian de Monluc, published by Le Degré Quarante et Un, Paris 1952. One of 52 copies on Chine d’autrefois, from a total edition of 74. the drypoint printed by Atelier Lacourière. Iliazd supvised the printing and lay-out.78x386mm.Cramer 63.A little creased, pressure mark in one image. Mounted and framed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Saint Genet comédien et martyr

      - Gallimard, Paris 1952, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 36 copie numerate in Olanda, uno dei nostri 6 letterati fuori commercio, edizione deluxe. Bellissimo esemplare, nonostante un piccolo strappo testa del primo piano. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 36 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, le nôtre un des 6 lettrés hors commerce, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire en dépit d'une petite déchirure en tête du premier plat.

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        [Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Album

      New Jersey, Connecticut, Japan, Korea: , 1952-1955. New Jersey, Connecticut, Japan, Korea. 1952-1955. Oblong quarto. Measuring 8" x 10.5". String-tied lacquered wooden album with Asian-inspired designs and a map of Japan on the front board. Contains 222 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 3.5" x 5", with captions mostly on the verso. Very good with rubbing, edgewear, and small tears with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a soldier during the Korean War beginning with his training at Fort Dix, New Jersey with G Company 273rd Infantry Regiment. These photos show the men posed around the barracks in uniform with equipment including a large hammer. There's a group of men at the barracks with their names written on the verso along with where they were being shipping to which included Japan and Germany. The soldier landed in Japan where he worked at the ETA Jima Specialist School. One photo from this time reads, "ETS Jima Specialist School 31 Aug 54 -- Picture taken by a Japanese fellow working in cleaners. He told us his hobby was photography but the way he cut me out; I have my doubts." Another photo of the Academy Club reads, "entrance to club where many hundreds of games of ping-pong and pool were played while on 3 weeks of R&R."After Japan he spent some time in Korea where, when he wasn't studying or working with the Army, he was participating in baseball and football games. There are also photos of the soldier and his colleagues working in an Army base office along with some local girls. He was then sent back to Japan and explored the gardens of Tokyo during some time off. One photo of a shop in Hiroshima reads "Atomic Bomb Victim No. 1 -- Victim No. I makes his living from this little shop sells stones, etc." Photos includes local people, temples, the barracks, and the landscape. One photo of a Japanese toddler which is captioned, "babysan!" Laid in are a stack of loose photographs which include photos of football games, Korea, Japan, and Suffield Academy, the Connecticut prep school from where he graduated in 1952.An interesting collection of Korean War-era photography taken by a soldier during his tour of duty. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Wise Blood.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 - Octavo. Original yellow boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the very slightly toned dust jacket. Beautiful. First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket with the $3.00 price and the correct setting of the front flap. The author's landmark first book of which only 3,000 copies were printed. One of those pieces of book production each element of which is distinctly vulnerable - the yellow boards readily crease and discolour, the spine rolls with a single heavy reading, the white jacket attracts the sun and soils with little prompting, and is short tears occur to the stoutly laminate paper then chip inevitably follow. In this case all such perils have been avoided and this copy is, by dint of that, simply gorgeous. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        East of Eden

      1st limited edition. 602pp. Octavo. Original forest green cloth; gold gilt title stamped to the front board. Brown title label with gold gilt lettering stamped to spine. Text block edges stained to match the spine label. Minor shelf wear to the boards, with some minor bumping to the corners. Original acetate jacket. Original wood grained slipcase has some mild wear mainly on the edges and a few minor splits. Housed in a forest green clam shell case with a black leather label with gold gilt lettering set into the spine. This is the signed limited edition with 1500 copies printed, 750 of those originally reserved for private distribution--signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page. Additional inscription by Pascal "Pat" Covici--to whom this book has been dedicated--on the dedication page. A bright, lovely copy with two important signatures.First limited signed edition (limited to 1500 copies) of Steinbeck's remarkable novel of American life between the Civil and First World Wars. Steinbeck dedicated this book to Pascal Covici, his longtime publisher and friend, who has inscribed the book to Bob Silver, the sales director at Viking Press, just under the dedication. Covici signed Steinbeck to his original company, Covici-Friede, and convinced Steinbeck to follow him to Viking Press in 1938. The two maintained a close professional and friendly relationship throughout both of their lives. This novel was the basis for the 1955 Kazan film starring James Dean, Raymond Massey, and Julie Harris which won Jo Van Fleet the 1956 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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        In Battle for Peace: The Story of My 83rd Birthday

      New York: Masses & Mainstream. (1952). First. First edition, wrappered issue. With comment by Shirley Graham. Printed photographic wrappers as issued. Creases on the front wrappers, faint stain on rear wrap and on the first leaf, pages a little toned, a near very good copy. Inscribed by Du Bois to his wife Shirley Graham (whom he married in 1951) who also wrote the introductory note: "For Shirley, W.E.B. Du Bois. Sept. 4, 1952." A splendid association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Album

      New Jersey, Connecticut, Japan, Korea. 1952-1955. Oblong quarto. Measuring 8" x 10.5". String-tied lacquered wooden album with Asian-inspired designs and a map of Japan on the front board. Contains 222 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 3.5" x 5", with captions mostly on the verso. Very good with rubbing, edgewear, and small tears with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a soldier during the Korean War beginning with his training at Fort Dix, New Jersey with G Company 273rd Infantry Regiment. These photos show the men posed around the barracks in uniform with equipment including a large hammer. There's a group of men at the barracks with their names written on the verso along with where they were being shipping to which included Japan and Germany. The soldier landed in Japan where he worked at the ETA Jima Specialist School. One photo from this time reads, "ETS Jima Specialist School 31 Aug 54 -- Picture taken by a Japanese fellow working in cleaners. He told us his hobby was photography but the way he cut me out; I have my doubts." Another photo of the Academy Club reads, "entrance to club where many hundreds of games of ping-pong and pool were played while on 3 weeks of R&R."After Japan he spent some time in Korea where, when he wasn't studying or working with the Army, he was participating in baseball and football games. There are also photos of the soldier and his colleagues working in an Army base office along with some local girls. He was then sent back to Japan and explored the gardens of Tokyo during some time off. One photo of a shop in Hiroshima reads "Atomic Bomb Victim No. 1 -- Victim No. I makes his living from this little shop sells stones, etc." Photos includes local people, temples, the barracks, and the landscape. One photo of a Japanese toddler which is captioned, "babysan!" Laid in are a stack of loose photographs which include photos of football games, Korea, Japan, and Suffield Academy, the Connecticut prep school from where he graduated in 1952.An interesting collection of Korean War-era photography taken by a soldier during his tour of duty. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Charlotte's Web

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1952 - E. B White signed 1st edition of Charlotte's Web. First U.S.A edition, Published by Harper & Brothers, New York 1952 A very good copy of the classic children's novel by E. B. White. The book contains a presentation note by the author tipped in and reading: " Charlton Yarnall, with my best  E. B. White". The charming book contains black and white illustrations by Garth Williams. Complete with price clipped dust jacket. Overall a lovely copy. Original buff cloth boards with black spider illustration title on the front cover. Lightly darkened spine. Blue spider illustration on the front free pages. Tipped in authors presentation note facing the title page. The contents are clean and tidy. The dust jacket has wear along the edges with light chipping on the corners and edges. Tiny hole on the rear fold. Repaired tear on the spine. 1-2cm tear on the top edge of the spine with fold on the top edge. Lightly darkened spine. Few marks on the rear cover. 8vo 184 printed pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        54-Volume Great Books of the Western World Set [with] An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education [with] Development of Political Theory and Government (The Great Ideas Program)

      Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago 1952 - 54-volume Britannica Great Books set, together with two paperback volumes from The Great Ideas Program (An Introduction to the Great Books and to a Liberal Education and Development of Political Theory and Government). Faint stain to fore-edge margin of volumes 43 and 44, wrappers of two paperback volumes lightly toned. Includes: The Great Conversation; A Syntopicon I: Angel to Love; A Syntopicon II: Man to World; The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer; Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes; Herodotus, Thucydides; Plato; Aristotle I & II; Hippocrates, Galen; Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nichomachus; Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius; Virgil; Plutarch; Tacitus; Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler; Plotinus; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas I & II; Dante; Chaucer; Machiavelli, Hobbes; Rabelais; Montaigne; Shakespeare I & II; Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey; Cervantes; Francis Bacon; Descartes, Spinoza; Milton; Pascal; Newton, Huygens; Locke, Berkley, Hume; Swift, Sterne; Fielding; Montesquieu, Rousseau; Adam Smith; Gibbon I & II; Kant; American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill; Boswell; Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday; Hegel; Goethe; Melville; Darwin; Marx; Tolstoy; Dostoevsky; William James; Freud.Keywords: MULTI-VOLUME SETS ANTHOLOGY WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Let It Come Down

      New York: Random House. 1952. First. First edition. Fine in a very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing, and a couple of tiny tears. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. A nice copy of the author's increasingly scarce second novel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Let it Come Down

      John Lehmann, London 1952 - Grey cloth with maroon lettering. Nudged/toned to spine ends. Board edges mildly rubbed. Slight foxing to text block edges. The unclipped jacket in mylar has some liquid stains to back panel, chipped at spine ends. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Let It Come Down

      Random House, New York 1952 - First edition. Fine in a very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing, and a couple of tiny tears. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. A nice copy of the author's increasingly scarce second novel. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CURRENTS OF SPACE

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952.. Octavo,boards. First edition. "... an effective standalone blend of mystery and adventure on a world where unspecified disaster has been foretold by a highly specialist expert now lost to amnesia." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online). "Minor early Asimov set against the interstellar background of the Trantorian Empire (about to become the galactic empire of the 'Foundation' series). A complex adventure with an anti-racist theme." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 83. Endpapers mildly tanned, touch of fade to edges of boards, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild rubbing at edges. An attractive copy. (#155202)

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        Mi (Mwi, We)

      Izdatyelstvo Imyeni Chekhova 1952 - First complete Russian language edition of Zamyatin's famed dystopian nightmare. Lightly worn, creased wraps. 200p. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        POSTER: WINTER IN JUGOSLAWIEN.

      Ljubljana: Tiskarna ljudske pravice []. 1952 - Offset lithograph (Very Good, tiny tears in margins) 100,5 x 61,5 cm (39.5 x 24.2 inches). A beautifully designed poster in art-deco style, adverising skiing in Yugoslavia, shows Triglav in Slovenia in the back. - This stunning large poster advertises skiing in Yugoslavia, more precisely in Slovenia, in the 1950s, but in art-deco style. The country was at the time known as one of most developed skiing countries, with many world famous skiers and ski jumpers, many of who participated in the development of these sports the way, we know them today.The poster shows a mountain lodge in a Triglav National Park with the mount Triglav at the back. The mountain is a popular mountaineering destination. The poster was printed in Ljubljana in 1952 in limited edition, with titles in many languages, and is today rare on the market and in the institutions. The technique of design copied reproduction of posters with stencils and paintbrush, which was popular among artist in 1930s, especially when they had to produce smaller number of posters. The technique also corresponded well to the contemporary taste for art-deco lines. The poster was designed by a Slovenian illustrator Janez Trpin (1908—1973). He was schooled in Germany before WW II, and worked as poster designer and book illustrator in Yugoslavia. Especially famous were his mid-century posters for tourist attractions of Yugoslavia. After WWII he also designed brochures and children's games.

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        Images a la Sauvette Photographies par Henri Cartier-Bresson (The The Decisive Moment)

      Verve 1952 - Over-sized hardback book titled IMAGES A LA SAUVETTE (The Decisive Moment)par Henri Cartier Bresson. Published by Verve in 1952. Text in French. Illustrated boards designed by Henri Matisse. Boards show moderate soiling/worn at edge with back-strap (outer spine) missing with boards still holding firm - interior pages clean. International shipping may require additional charge. Bookseller since 1995 (LL-Base2-D-2) rareviewbooks [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Grecian Enchanted

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1952. Buckland Wright, John. Tall quarto. 80pp. From an edition of 360 copies, this is one of 60 signed by the artist and author. Illustrated by John Buckland Wright with eight aquatints, printed from the copper plates. Only the deluxe copies had the illustrations printed intaglio; the regular copies used collotype. Accompanying the book is a set of printer's proofs of the illustrations; proof of the frontispiece before letters, and plates 3 (including a second pull marked "etching 2nd state" in pencil); 4 (marked "clean in pencil), 6 and two proofs of the extra plate, one printed on laid paper. Also includes a set of proofs of the engravings before aquatint, all signed by Buckland Wright. Additionally, there is a typed letter, signed from Phyllis Hartnoll to Buckland Wright, dated February 7, 1952. In the letter, Hartnoll expresses her extreme delight in the illustrations for the book: "They are just as I hoped, and so entirely in the spirit of the story," she writes. Prospectus laid in as well. In the publisher's binding of full gray and pink moroccos by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Slight discoloration to spine, though less than usual, minimal soiling to upper front corner, else a fine copy of one of the less-common later books from Golden Cockerel, in the original cloth slipcase which shows some fading and light wear. (Cave & Manson 189; Reid A65).

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        Maria Cross Imaginative Patterns in a Group of Modern Catholic Writers

      New York: Oxford University Press. 1952. First. 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. .

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        This Island Earth

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First edition stated of the science fiction writer's best known work and film source book. Ever so faint staining to foredge else a fine copy in quarter green cloth in fine unclipped dustwrapper. A beauty.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Celle qui n'était plus

      Denoël 1952 - [Pierre] Boileau - [Thomas] Narcejac. Celle qui n'était plus. ("She Who Was No More"). Paris: Denoël, [1952]. True first edition. Small octavo. 240, [2] pages. Original publisher's printed wrappers, dust jacket. Some rubbing, minor thumbsoiling to jacket, some rubbing, toning to wrappers and text. Skewed. Still, a near fine copy of this fragile item. With the original wraparound publisher's band (band is complete, but was torn open). This novel was the basis of the 1955 classic psychological thriller Les Diaboliques (or Diabolique) directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. It is rumored that Clouzot beat Hitchcock for the rights to this novel by only a few hours. This led Hitchcock to buy the rights to Boileau - Narcejac's next novel, D'Entre Les Morts, before it was published (later filmed as Vertigo). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neverland Books]
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        Startling Terror Tales #10-First issue-Repulsive Dwarf by Wally Wood-L.B. Cole

      Star 1952 - Pre-code horror stories. First series, first issue. L.B. Cole graveyard menace cover, dismemberment. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Harrison and Wood. The Repulsive Dwarf by Wally Wood One of the best pre-code horror comics ever!! Glossy cover, looks VF or better. Black cover lite stain, lite back cover stain., small stains on 1st two pages border area. Beginnings of minor spine roll. This book has not been pressed. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VF-

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Kukrinyikszi: 30 éves müvészi munkásságának eredményei

      Magyar-Szovjet Társaság Képzömüvészeti Szakosztálya (Egyetemi Nyomda), Budapest 1952 - Oblong 12mo (6 1/2 x 9 1/2"). 44pp. Original illustrated wrappers. Written by the cartoonist Boris Yefimov, and graphic artist and art critic Mark Lvovich Ioffe, this work is the first Hungarian edition of the history of Kukryniksy, a group of three anti-fascist graphic artists, illustrators of the satirical magazine "Krokodil," and the most important propaganda cartoonists of the USSR. The name Kukryniksy is an acronym formed from the names of the three artists and friends: Mikhail Kupriyanov, Porfiri Krylov, Nikolai Sokolov.The cartoons featured in this book cover the period starting with Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union (1941) to the present (1952).While the wartime cartoons are all anti-Nazi, the post-WWII ones reflect the "Cold War" between Russia and the Western democracies with its anti-Tito, anti-American, and anti-Capitalists illustrations.Some age-toning and creasing along edges of wrappers. Lower front corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in Hungarian. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        I, Robot

      US: Grosset & Dunlap, 1952 First thus, the first printing of this title by a publisher other than Gnome Press. Very Good to Near Fine, apparently unread book with light shelf wear, some mild age yellowing around edges of boards, slight offsetting to end pages and paste-downs, very tiny bump to lower corner of back board; in a Good to Very Good green version of the dust jacket (there was also a red version) that has closed tears, creasing, and some chipping, slight rubbing to panels, and some soiling to the back panel. The largest tear (about an inch and a half) has a small, triangular chip at its top and is at top of front panel at the spine. Asimov's second, classic book of several inter-linked robot stories followed Pebble in the Sky. This edition is extremely scarce, especially in original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Squid Ink Books]
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        Souvenirs entomologiques. Edition définitive illustrée. Etudes sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes.

      Paris, Librairie Ch. Delagrave, 1951-1952 - Mischauflage. 11 Bde. (Bde. 1 bis 10 u. Biographie). Gross-8°. Mit 176 Tafeln. Spätere Leinenbände mit schwarzen Rückensch. Sehr gut erhaltenes komplettes Werk. Aus der Bibliothek von Werner Weber mit Exlibris in allen elf Bänden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        CITY.

      [New York]: Gnome Press,. [1952]. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#153701). First edition. Winner of the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1029. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 369-73.

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