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        Five Little Monkeys

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1952 - First Edition, First Printing with the 1952 date printed on the title page and the copyright page. Later editions do NOT have the 1952 date on the title page. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with some wear to the spine NOT effecting any lettering. The flaps of the dustjacket have some discoloration and the publisher's $2.50 printed price is present on the front flap. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's yellow cloth. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the scarce dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Take The Broom (Signed By Edward Bawden)

      10 x12.5cm. 28pp. Pictorial wrappers. One of a series of 6 tales written and illustrated by Edward Bawden for his children in 1944. It was redrawn on lithographic plates (by Sheila Robinson) for George Rainbird and Ruari McLean in 1952 in an edition of 350 copies of which 100 were for the personal use of the Bawdens. This is one of the latter copies Signed to the upper front cover by Edward Bawden: ' Best wishes from C & E.B. 1952'. The Book is in near Fine condition with just mild creasing to the upper corner of the last few pages. Wonderful colour illustrations throughout. A very scarce copy with such attributes.

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        The Old Man and the Sea.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1952. Octavo. Original light blue calico-grain cloth, spine lettered in silver, author's name to front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Trivial rubbing to ends and corner, an excellent copy with the price-clipped jacket in excellent condition, nicked at the ends and corners, a little more so to head of spine. First edition, first printing (with Scribner's "A" to colophon), and the jacket making no mention of Hemingway's Nobel Prize.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Charlotte’s Web.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. First edition, first printing, with code "I-B" on copyright page. Octavo, original cloth, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Sam with greetings from Andy (E.B. White)." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the spine crown. Rare signed and inscribed. The most celebrated of White?s three children?s books, "Charlotte?s Web is rightly regarded as a modern classic" (Connolly, 322-23). With numerous illustrations by Garth Williams. Anderson, Books of the Century, 210.

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        The Borrowers - Set of All Five First Editions - Comprising: The Borrowers/Afield/Afloat/Aloft/Avenged

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

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      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952. Illustrations by Charles Banks Wilson. Original red and white colt hide with the hair out, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Light rubbing near one corner, else fine. In publisher's pictorial cloth slipcase. The very rare "Pinto edition," limited to 100 numbered copies signed by Dobie and Wilson, with an original ink and wash drawing of a bucking bronco by Wilson tipped-in opposite the limitation page. This is the rarest of Dobie's many books, and perhaps the most desirable copy in the run, designated as number "A" on the limitation page, and thus the first copy retained by either the author or the publisher. Copy "B" was inscribed and signed by Dobie to Carl Hertzog, and sold in 2001 by Dorothy Sloan. "Certainly the best book on range horses, with much on cattle work. Dobie drew on previously published material from TALES OF THE MUSTANG (1936) and MUSTANGS AND COW HORSES (1940). Many feel this to be one of Dobie's best books. Dobie says, 'The author has tried to blend vividness with learning.'" - SIX-SCORE. SIX-SCORE 33. ADAMS HERD 696. DOBIE, pp.132,151. GRAFF 1100. McVICKER A14a(1). DANIEL 14. 44&44 66. DYKES, MY DOBIE COLLECTION, p.7. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 250 (note).

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        Groups without small subgroups; Small subgroups of finite-dimensional groups.

      Princeton: University Press, 1952. First edition of these two papers which together constitute the solution of Hilbert's Fifth Problem. Original wrappers, signed by Montgomery. In 1900 David Hilbert put forward a list of 23 unsolved problems he viewed as important in guiding the development of mathematics in the next century. His fifth problem was concerned with the various different notions of a group. The idea of a group itself had been put forward in the early nineteenth century by Cauchy and Galois, but the groups they considered were generally 'discrete', having only a finite number of elements. Towards the end of the century the Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie studied groups with continuous parameters, and these 'Lie groups' have proved to be of great importance both in mathematics and physics in the twentieth century. In a Lie group the operation of group multiplication is 'differentiable', but one can also ask only that this operation is 'continuous' leading to the notion of a 'topological group'. Every Lie group is a topological group, but not every topological group is a Lie group. In the fifth of his problems, Hilbert asked for a topological characterization of Lie groups. Later mathematicians have interpreted Hilbert's question as follows: is every topological group that is 'locally' the same as a Euclidean space automatically a Lie group (every Lie group is by definition locally Euclidean)? This question was answered in the affirmative in the two papers offered. The crucial idea turned out to be that of a topological group with 'no small subgroups': this means that some neighbourhood of the identity element of the group should contain no subgroup with more than one element (it is easy to show that Lie groups have no small subgroups). In the first paper, Gleason showed that a topological group with no small subgroups is a Lie group. In the second paper, Montgomery and Zippin showed that a topological group that is locally Euclidean has no small subgroups. Putting these two results together therefore gives an affirmative answer to Hilbert's question. Deane Montgomery (1909-92) attended Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and then went to the University of Iowa, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1933 with a thesis on point-set topology. He then went to Harvard University, where he was a National Research Council fellow in 1933-4. The following year, he was again an NRC fellow, this time at Princeton University, where the Institute for Advanced Study had just been established. In 1935, Montgomery was appointed assistant professor at Smith College. He was promoted to associate professor in 1938 and then full professor in 1941. In 1941-2, he was a Guggenheim fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. After a year back at Smith in 1942, he returned to Princeton in 1943 to teach Army students. He undertook other war work at that time, working with John von Neumann on numerical analysis. In 1946, he left Smith to accept an appointment as associate professor at Yale University but then returned to the Institute for Advanced Study in 1948 as a permanent member, becoming a professor in 1951. At the Institute, Montgomery was at the centre of activity in topology, running the topology seminar for many years. Early in his career, his research interests had shifted from point-set topology to topological transformation groups. In 1955, in collaboration with Zippin, Montgomery published the monograph Topological Transformation Groups, in which he gave a connected account of the work leading to the solution of Hilbert's Fifth Problem. He continued to work on transformation groups, studying with a variety of collaborators such groups and their relations to surgery theory. Montgomery remained at the Institute until 1988. Montgomery was vice-president of the American Mathematical Society in 1952-3 and president in 1961-2. In 1988, he received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society for his lasting impact on mathematics, particularly mathematics in the United States. In 1955, he was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and in 1958 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Two papers in Annals of Mathematics, Second Series, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 193-212 & 213-241, complete journal issue in original printed wrappers (short tear to upper left corner of front wrapper, two small rust stains to rear wrapper. Signed by Montgomery in pencil on front wrapper.

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        Holzdrucke von 22 Tuschezeichnungen von Tschi Pai-schi als Leporello

      Peking: Rong Bao Xhai 1952 Deckel mit Brokat überzogen, aufgezogenes Papierschild mit Titel, OPapiertüte, 22 Reproduktionen von Tuschezeichnungen als Leporello aufgeklebt, 22 x 32 cm, Schnitt und Ecken unscheinbar angestaubt, kl. Widmung auf dem Frontispizblatt, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand.wertvolle Ausgaben, Tuschezeichnungen, chinesische Malerei

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        Mémoires d'Hadrien

      New edition.Signed autograph Yourcenar: "A gentleman Mequillet in gratitude for its friendly welcome, Marguerite Yourcenar Virtus Augusta.". Plon Paris 1952 14,5x20,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les enfants du bon dieu

      Edition slightly later than the first edition, fanciful reference to the 14th mile. Bound in black half morocco, spine with five nerves, when tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy. beautiful autograph dedication signed by the author: "... this book where the story hums in the hope that he will love a verse or two ..." Stamp printed dedicatee as an ex-libris . Nice copy well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! La table ronde Paris 1952 12x19cm relié

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        Charlotte's Web

      New York: Harper and Brothers,, 1952. Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo. Original light brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black and blue, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. Light foxing to top edge, an excellent copy in the jacket with nicks to edges. First edition, first printing.

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        Charlotte's Web. Pictures by Garth Williams.

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952 - Octavo. Original light brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black and blue, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Light foxing to top edge, an excellent copy in the jacket with nicks to edges. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE DECISIVE MOMENT Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson

      New York: Simon & Schuster; Editions Verve, 1952. [xvi] pages of text, followed by 126 black & white gravures, intersperesed with a few pages of text, and followed by [ix] pages of text. The original hardcover binding with bright color design by Matisse is minimally shelfworn and overall minimally toned/browned, with moderate browing to the spine which also has a small tear and crease to the top edge. The original unclipped dustjacket with $12.50 price intact is chipped at the top of the spine, as well as heavily browned/toned; the dustjacket is overall lightly toned, with a small scuff with loss to the rear panel near the spine, a few small tears, and is lightly to moderately worn at the extremities; protected in archival mylar. Includes the original caption booklet. The text is clean and unmarked. With a foreword by the photographer, and a technical report to photographers by Richard L. Simon. This book with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson. This, the American edition was conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration fo Marguerite Lang. The engraving and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July 1952. First American edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition/Very good condition (DJ). Folio.

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      Salzburg, Austria: Not published, 1952. Folio ledger, bound in red leather, with three large brass or brass/silver armorial calling card holders affixed to and protruding from the front cover. The pre-1958 inclusions are on separate smaller sheets that are tipped-in, presumably from a previous guestbook. There is a gap between 1953-1957 with no entries from this period. Hundreds of autographs have yet to be identified, but there is a strong concentration of musical, opera and ballet performers, due to the proximity of the Castello Bar to Salzburg, but also artists, politicains, dignitaries, race car drivers, film stars and others. This includes a couple of bars of music for "The Hills are Alive" from the movie "The Sound of Music" and the signatures of Director Robert Wise, Actors Christoper Plummer and Julie Andrews (and other production personnel), dated April, and again May 1964. Contains hundreds of autographs and inscriptions, drawings, etc., many of which are identified to be of: Franz Josef II, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989), Tony Curtis, Winifred Wagner, Leontyne Price, Robert Stolz (1880-1975), Brooke Astor, Gene Tunney, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Natalie Wood (1938-1981), Jack Lemmon, Keenan Wynn (1916-1986), Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Walter Legge; W. H. Auden, Chester Kallman, Nicolas Nabokov and John Warrack the night before the opening of the premier performance (in German translation) of "Bassarids"; Donald J. Russell (Southern Pacific Co.); Jean-Louis Barrault, Madeleine Renaud, Yves Saint Laurent (with sketch), Sylvie de Nussac, Kim d'Estainville; John Berkeley "Peanuts" Taylor; Mara Lane; Burt Lancaster; Helmut Berger (Steinberger), Luchino Visconti; Thomas Quinn Curtis (1915-2000), Claudio Abbado, Kurt Hoffmann (1910-2001), Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932-1988); Helmut Qualtinger (1928-1986); Anneliese Rothenberger, Claudio Abbado, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Tom Krause; Alice Tully (1902-1993); Lucia Popp (1939-1993); Walter Legge (1906-1979); Wolfgang Hutter (two page watercolor/pen & ink drawing); (Norman) Graham Hill (1929-1975); Siegfried Lowitz (with signed photograph); Helene Rochas; Peter Sellers; Eberhard Wachter (Waechter) (1929-1992), Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry (1929-2000); Harold Wilson (1916-1995); Ivan Rebroff (with signed photograph); Joanna Simon, Walter Legge; Heinz Reincke; Riccardo Muti; Tilly Losch Carnarvon (Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine "Tilly" Losch, Countess of Carnarvon; 1903-1975); Claudio Abbado, Maruizio Pollini; Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1882), Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Joanna Simon and Walter Legge; Rita Streich (1920-1987), James King (1925-2005); Isabel and Arabel von Karajan; Pierre Graber (1908-2003); Edda Moser; Piero Cappuccilli (1926-2005); (Count) Piero Roberti (1935-2005), Elisabeth Roberti (Elisabeth Schenck Countess von Stauffenberg), Rick di Portanova (Baron Enrico di Portanova), Sandra di Portanova (Sandra Hovas); Ken Adam; Niki Lauda (with signed photograph); Fritz Wotruba (1907-1975); Kenneth (Dewitt) Schermerhorn (1929-2005), Carol Neblett; Jean Pierre Marcie-Riviere, Rosemarie (Kanzler) Marcie-Riviere; Betty Holt; Kiri Te Kanawa (with signed photograph), Desmond Park, Johannes Waldendorff, Sophie Woldendorff; Nicolai Ghiaurov (1929-2004), Mirella Freni; Gordon P. Getty; Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, Catherine Aleya Aga Khan; Leopold Sedar Senghor; Chuck Jones (1912-2002) with a penned sketch of Daffy Duck smoking a pipe; Philip Entremont; Peter Haener; Ronald S. Lauder (US Ambassador to Austria); Erwin Strahl, Waltraut Haas (with signed photograph), etc. . Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Folio.

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      New York: Gnome Press, 1952 - Octavo. Original light green cloth, title to spine in dark green. With the pictorial dust jacket designed by Frank Kelly Freas. A fine copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first printing, of the author's science fiction novel, which won the 1953 International Fantasy Award. Scarce in such nice condition. Locke, Vol. I, p. 198. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        BIBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Everywhere You Go - You Can be Sure of Shell. Original Large Poster.

      VERY LARGE POSTER. FEATURING A VIEW OF THER VILLAGE OF BIBURY IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE BY MARY KESSELL. One of a series of large Shell posters printed in 1952. Mary Kessell [1914 - 1977] was an illustrator, figurative artist, designer, war artist, etc. THIS POSTER MEASURES 30 x 40 INCHES. some minor creases but really a very nice example Arlington Row, depicted here, was originally a monastic wool store built in 1380; developed into a row of weaver's cottages in the 17th century. This same row was in the news a couple of years ago when a resident's bright yellow Corsa was blamed for 'photobombing' this much loved and photographed scene. It returned to the news in February with news that vandals had damaged the elderly owner's car. The car itself has now become much loved and tourists seem to take delight in photographing it. Before the motoring age William Morris described Bibury as one of the prettiest villages in England and it is regularly visited by coach loads of Japanese and other visitors. The poster does not depict the yellow Corsa, but it could be added for a small extra charge.

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        Air mexicain

      First edition, one of 249 numbered copies on B.F.K. de Rives paper, the only printing with 1 on Hollande and 24 on vélin crème de Renage.With 4 color lithographs by Rufino Tamayo.This copy is enriched with a suite of 4 lithographs by Rufino Tamayo at end, normally reserved for copies from the tirage de tête.A good and rare copy in a pale pink slipcase. Librairie Arcanes Paris 1952 19,5x25cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Zorba The Greek

      John Lehmann, 1952 A first edition, first printing published by John Lehmann in 1952. A very good+ book with some light spotting to the page edges. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper (designed by Stein) with some tape reinforcement to the inside of the edges. Rare UK first edition

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Red Court - Last Seat of National Government of the United States of America

      Nelson Publishing Company, 1952. "The story of the revolution to come through communism as it was yesterday, as it is today, and as it will be tomorrow.... Fiction based on historical facts of Communist methods and techniques and knowledge of the secret powers operating in the background to create revolutionary situations with a view to overthrowing organized governments of the world." - from title page. Above-average but not excessive wear. Light pencil markings to margins of early pages. Binding intact. A worthy copy. Most notable for its reference to the use of water fluoridation as a means of 'vitiating the populace' in 'regions of the country where resistance was most apt to develop".

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        Take The Broom (Signed By Edward Bawden)

      10 x12.5cm. 28pp. Pictorial wrappers. One of a series of 6 tales written and illustrated by Edward Bawden for his children in 1944. It was redrawn on lithographic plates (by Sheila Robinson) for George Rainbird and Ruari McLean in 1952 in an edition of 350 copies of which 100 were for the personal use of the Bawdens. This is one of the latter copies Signed to the upper front cover by Edward Bawden: ' Best wishes from C & E.B. 1952'. The Book is in near Fine condition with just mild creasing to the upper corner of the last few pages. Wonderful colour illustrations throughout. A very scarce copy with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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      [32]pp. Illustrated with seven full-page original lithographs. Original pictorial wrappers.Oblong: 10.2x12.8cms. First privately printed edition, limited to 350 copies, of which numbers 1 -250 were presented by George Rainbird and Ruari Mclean, and numbers 251 to 350 were for the use of Edward Bawden at Christmas 1952. This copy is inscribed on the front cover from Edward Bawden and his wife Charlotte, 'Best wishes from C. & E. B. 1952.' An excellent copy of a rare book. Take The Broom is one of six tales drawn in this size by Bawden for his children, Richard and Joanna, during 1944. The book was redrawn on lithographic plates by Edward Bawden at the request of George Rainbird and Ruari McLean.

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        Photograph album document life in a Cold War African-American U.S. Army Combat Engineer Battalion

      Primarily Hoechst, Germany, 1952. Album. Very good. This spiral-bound leather album measures approximately 15" x 12" and contains 80 pages with about 220 corner mounted b/w photographs and a few dozen laid-down ephemera pieces and news clippings. Most of the photos range in size between 3.5" x 3.5" and 3.25" x 5.5". Some are captioned on the front or back. The photos are in very nice shape. Some of the ephemeral clippings has edge wear, scuffs and/or toning. This album was created by a non-commissioned officer within B Company, 1279th Combat Engineer Battalion, a Michigan National Guard Unit. Although it proudly served as a one of the few entirely African-American units (even all of its officers were African-Americans) since its activation in 1950, it can trace its lineage back to the 131st Engineer Combat Regiment that served in World War Two and the 107th Engineer Battalion before that. The 1279th received combat training at Ft. Lewis Washington however just as it was about to board a troop ship for Korea, the Army determine it would be inappropriate to send an all-black unit to war in light of President Truman's order to desegregate the military. Instead, the 1279th was re-routed to Germany in 1951 to support the United States' Cold War defense of Europe from possible Soviet aggression. The battalion was stationed at McNair Kaserne in Hoechts and built numerous bridges as part of the continuing effort to repair Germany's post-World War Two infrastructure. It was also very active in partnership activities with local communities and received the key to the city of Oberrifenburg for its volunteer efforts. Most of the image document leisure volunteer activities, although a number of photographs show the battalion engaged in training. There are images of the men relaxing on the troopship, sightseeing, and being out on the town. There are several terrific group shots including a small panorama as well as a large matted company photograph identifying some of the soldiers. Other images include the men hanging around camp, in fields with weapons and German children, a fair amount of shots of German women, playing instruments and sports and more. Ephemera include news clippings, dinner menus, a boxing card for bouts between the 1279th and the 36th Field Artillery group, a typescript duty roster and the program for a jazz performance in Frankfurt featuring Ella Fitzgerald. This is an exceptional visual record of one of the only-and one of the last-entirely African-American battalions to serve in the U.S. Army that also sheds light on the interaction between the army units and the German population in the early Cold War period.

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        The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: 1929-1941 The Great Depression.

      The MacMillan Company, New York 1952 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the foot of the spine and extremities. "It is doubtful if any other American public figure of comparable position has written any autobiographical fragment with anything like its unstudied and natural literary quality.His book is genuinely historic" (Newsweek). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Exploits of Moominpappa; Described by himself.

      8vo. Original orange cloth lettered and decorated in royal blue to spine and upper board; pp. [x], 11-156 + [iv]; with wonderful black-and-white illustrations throughout in profusion, including full-page plates; externally and internally fine with a neat early gift inscription, dated 1955, to front blank in pink: "Tony Ligat with love and trumpetings, from "The Elephants of Ealing", protected by a fresh, price-clipped, dustwrapper with an almost unnoticeable closed tear to top edge of upper panel (12mm) and a tiny horizontal slither of loss to head of spine; increasingly scarce. First edition in English, being the third Moomin title in English following Finn Family Moomintroll (1950) and Comet in Moominland (1951).

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        La Vie Sandegravecrete de Salvador Dali


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        Mrs. Mouse Spring-Cleans - Little Brown Mouse Book No. 5

      London: Heinemann. Hardcover. 71 pages. Delightful colour illustrations. Small bookseller's sticker inside front board. Award bookplate dated 1952 upon front flyleaf. Contents clean, bright and unmarked. Light wear externally. Lovely copy. . Very Good. 1952. First Edition.

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        Tristan Tzara

      First edition on current paper, it has been printed in Holland paper 8 leading copies. Precious autograph dedication of the authors signed autographs René Lacôte Tristan Tzara and their friend Paul Eluard: "Paul Eluard who this book on his brother in arms wants to express the affectionate admiration of his friend René Lacôte / Wholeheartedly (a.. small heart drawn to the word followed by a hand pointing in the direction of the index name Tzara) Tzara and Dominique embellished to complete the dedication of a little flower. " Iconography. Back clear. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Pierre Seghers Paris 1952 13,5x16cm broché

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        Realismo. Annate 1952-1953-1954.

      Moneta, 1952. Raccolta completa dall'anno 1° (numero 1) all'anno 3° (numero 25-26) rilegata in volume con copertina editoriale in mezza tela, angoli e scritte in rosso al piatto. 26 numeri. cm 50x35. pp. 8-12 a fascicolo. Molto Buono (Very Good). .

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        La paroi et la prairie

      First edition for some parts, one of the few hors commerce copies on vélin paper justified by the author.Handsome autograph inscription from René Char to Raymond Queneau.Covers and spine very lightly faded at edges (but not significantly). Glm Paris 1952 12,5x20cm broché

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        Typed letter, signed ("Felix Frankfurter") on Supreme Court stationery, one page, 5 1/2 x 8 inches, double-spaced, to Thomas M. Galey, written about two weeks after the tragic death of Judge Robert P. Patterson in an airplane crash

      A touching letter in appreciation of Patterson, whom Frankfurter elsewhere termed "as able a judge as there is in the land off the Supreme Court" and whom, at Frankfurter's urging, Roosevelt appointed to join Henry Stimson at the War Department. One sheet, folded twice, well-preserved, the signature in black ink, quite bold. N.p., Washington, 1952.

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        Le vieillard et l'enfant

      Genuine Original publishing trade off the full version of this novel which several parties were previously printed separately in a few copies. S.n [imprimé par Pierre Fanlac] imprimé en Blegique [Périgueux] s.d (circa 1952) 14x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        De ronde kant van de aarde. Tekeningen [7] van Karel Appel. Tekst van Hans Andreus.

      - (Parijs, eigen beheer, mei 1952). Drie losse vouwbladen (zonder omslag). (12) p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 100 [door Andreus] genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Mooi exemplaar met slechts twee scheurtjes in het laatste blad.* Exemplaar met handgeschreven opdracht van Andreus op de titelpagina: 'Parijs, Juni '52/ Voor Bert Schierbeek/ ? [gedrukt:] Hans Andreus'.De tweede dichtbundel van Andreus, zijnde de eerste geïllustreerde bundel en de eerste in eigen beheer, met zeven (paginagrote) illustraties van Appel. Dit exemplaar schonk Andreus bij verschijnen aan zijn jonge vriend en mede-Vijftiger Bert Schierbeek. Van De ronde kant van de aarde zijn enkele exemplaren bekend met een vergelijkbare opdracht aan een bevriende kunstenaar. Al deze exemplaren hebben een laag nummer. Dit exemplaar is genummerd '13'.Het ontbreken van het omslag wordt ruimschoots gecompenseerd door deze belangrijke provenance.Slagter 22.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis ILAB]
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        Air mexicain

      First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on vélin crème de Renage paper, the only printing, with one copy on Hollande With 4 color lithographs by Rufino TamayoThis copy, as called for in the justification, is enriched with a suite of the 4 lithographs by Rufino Tamayo at endAutograph signatures of Benjamin Peret and Rufino Tamayo on the justification pageA good and rare copy in a pink slipcase. Librairie Arcanes Paris 1952 19,5x25cm en feuilles sous chemise

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        On City Streets

      New York: George Gilbert, 1952. Last page detached, otherwise very good with clear and bright images in spiral-bound printed card wrappers, plain acetate covers.. Spiral bound quarto with clear acetate cover. SIGNED and dated on the title page, with the photographer's address label affixed on the acetate cover. Unique and unpublished maquette with forty gelatin silver prints from the 1940s and early 1950s of George's best-known images depicting city life in New York, many shot in poor or predominately African American neighborhoods. Some pictures are tipped onto pages while others are full page prints with white borders; weight of the prints and paper varies. Two photographs are signed on their respective pages. Along with Walter Rosenblum, George was instrumental in keeping the history of the Photo League alive.

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        Real Algebraic Manifolds

      Baltimore, MD: Princton University Press, 1952. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of one of Nash's most important papers. Nash "was bent on proving himself a pure mathematician... Even before completing his thesis on game theory, he turned his attention to the trendy topic of geometric objects called manifolds. Manifolds play a role in many physical problems, including cosmology. Right off the bat, he made what he called 'a nice discovery relating to manifolds and real algebraic varieties.' Hoping for an appointment at Princeton or another prestigious math department, he returned to Princeton for a post-doctoral year and devoted himself to working out the details of the difficult proof."Many breakthroughs in mathematics come from seeing unsuspected connections between objects that appear intractable and ones that mathematicians have already got their arms around. Dismissing conventional wisdom, Nash argued that manifolds were closely related to a simpler class of objects called algebraic varieties. Loosely speaking, Nash asserted that for any manifold it was possible to find an algebraic variety one of whose parts corresponded in some essential way to the original object. To do this, he showed, one has to go to higher dimensions."Nash's theorem was initially greeted with skepticism. Experts found the notion that every manifold could be described by a system of polynomial equations implausible. 'I didn't think he would get anywhere,' said his Princeton adviser."Nash completed 'Real Algebraic Manifolds,' his favorite paper and the only one he concedes is nearly perfect, in the fall of 1951. Its significance was instantly recognized. 'Just to conceive the theorem was remarkable,' said Michael Artin, a mathematician at MIT. Artin and Barry Mazur, who was a student of Nash's at MIT, later used Nash's result to resolve a basic problem in dynamics, the estimation of periodic points. Artin and Mazur proved that any smooth map from a compact manifold to itself could be approximated by a smooth map such that the number of periodic points of period p grows at most exponentially with p. The proof relied on Nash's work by translating the dynamic problem into an algebraic one of counting solutions to polynomial equations..." (Kuhn and Nasar, The Essential John Nash).IN: Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 56., No. 3, pp. 405-421. Baltimore, MD: Princeton University Press, 1952. Octavo, original printed wrappers. Toning to spine and some light toning to rear wrappers; a hint of edgewear. An extremely well-preserved copy of one of Nash's greatest work. RARE in original wrappers and without any institutional stamps.Note:: A custom box is available for this item for an additional $225. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Hohe Eule. Heimatblatt für Stadt und Kreis Reichenbach (Eulengebirge). Unabhängige Zeitschrift zur Erhaltung und Vertiefung heimatlicher Verbundenheit. 32 Jahrgänge / 2. Jahrgang - 33. Jahrgang, 1952-1985 in 11 einheitlichen Leinen-Einbänden

      Ludwig, Warendorf, 1952-1985. Zusammen circa 6600 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Leinen, Quart - sehr gute Exemplare -

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      Later edition.Autograph inscription signed by Louis-Ferdinand Céline to Francis Planque : "... au réalisateur courageux et malheureux...[to the courageous and unhappy director...]"Tiny wormholes to upper cover, a pale marginal dampstain to head of lower cover. % Gallimard Paris 1952 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Men At Arms - FIRST US Edition SIGNED

      Little Brown, 1952 A first edition, first printing published by Little, Brown and Company in 1952. Very light chipping to the top of the spine, closed tear to the front panel, some rubbing, bright and not price clipped. The pages are clean tight with a small smudge and rub to the title page. The boards are sharp with gilt titles to the spine. SIGNED by Waugh to the title page. A superior copy in unread condition and rare signed.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        En attendant Godot

      First edition on ordinary paper.Spine very lightly sunned, as often. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1952 12x19cm broché

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        GEBRAUCHSGRAPHIK (later: NOVUM GEBRAUCHSGRAPHIK) International Advertising Art.

      Vol. 23-62. München, 1952-1990. ( Vols. 24-45 in original wrappers, and 23, 46-61 bound, new cloth (covers present, but some with library stamp or mailing-label). Very good run of 40 consecutive years of the leading publication on advertising art, publicity and commercial graphic design. It had resumed publication after an interruption since the war-time in 1951,it was published as "Gebrauchsgraphik"untill 1972.

      [Bookseller: John BENJAMINS Antiquariat bv]
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