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         21 Battalion - Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45. [Copy of a Member of the Battalion with Memorabilia from POW Camp and related Newspaper-Clippings of von Ravenstein-Capture].

      Wellington, War History Branch / Department of Internal Affairs, 1953. 8°. XV, 471 pages with 16 maps and 59 plates as well as 6 folded maps. Original cloth. The binding with only minor signs of wear and in overall excellent condition. Complete with all maps and charts. Minor foxing to edges only. Presentation - copy by "N.Z.E.F. - The Government of New Zealand" - Presented to 23145 Capt J.H.Money in Recognition of his Service with 21 (NZ) Battalion in the Second World War, 1939-1945". Included is an orignal Menu of the 1st Annual Dinner in a POW - Camp (probably in Germany), a little larger than A4, titled: " 24 BN - NZEF - Officers Mess. Ist Annual Dinner (For those remaining in Camp) - Belts C.B. will be worn. Signed by 7 members of the Battalion. Also included are several newspaper-clippings and some information on another member of the Battalion (Seargant A.R.Gee). Includes: Camberley to Athens / Campaign in Greece / Battle for Crete / Libya 1944 / Syrian Interlude (Syria) / Defence of Egypt / Victory in Egypt / Pursuit to Tripoli / Tunisian Campaign / The Sangro and Orsogna / Cassino / Advance on Rome / Advance on Florence / Rimini / The Winter Line / The Final Offensive / Appendix I - Capture of von Ravenstein / Roll of Honour / Honors and Awards / Summary of Casualties / Commanding Officers Index / This is the first edition of the History of the 21st Infantry Battalion of the 2nd New Zealand Division in World War II. The 21st Battalion, was an infantry battalion of the New Zealand Military Forces, which served during the Second World War. Formed in November 1939, it was part of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Division of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. The battalion saw action in Greece, Crete, North Africa, and Italy. (Wikipedia)

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         Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry. A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

      Pantheon / Bollingen Series XXXV New York: Pantheon / Bollingen Series XXXV, 1953. First Edition. Quarto (25cm). Cloth-backed tan linen boards, stamped in gilt; xxxii, 423pp; tipped-in color frontispiece & 68 leaves of plates. Inscribed on front endpaper by artist Ben Shahn to his wife Bernarda, dated 1955. Minor external wear; internally clean and unmarked; Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to front endpaper. Very nice association copy of Maritain's treatise on the relationship between art and spiritual experience, a theme which played an ever-increasing role in Shahn's work in the 1950s and 60s.

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         Rhapsody (Original Screenplay)

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM]. Draft Script for the 1954 film, "Rhapsody," directed by Charles Vidor and produced by Lawrence Weingarten, based on the 1908 novel "Maurice Guest" by Henry Handel Richardson. Written for the screen by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, Fay Kanin, and Michael Kanin and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, John Ericson, Louis Calhern, and Michael Chekhov. "Rhapsody" is high-gloss soap opera in the grand MGM manner, starring Elizabeth Taylor as Louise Durant, the beautiful but spoiled daughter of millionaire Nicholas Durant (Louis Calhern). Accustomed to getting whatever she wants, Louise sets her sights on violin student Paul Bronte (Vittorio Gassman). Before long she tires of Paul's all-consuming devotion to his music, and pianist James Guest (John Ericson) comes into her sights. Blue studio wrappers, with studio stamps on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 10 on the MGM title label and project No. 5559 on the wrapper, and dated 1-20-53. Credits on the front wrapper for screenwriters Fay and Michael Kanin, director Vidor and producer Weingarten. 179 leaves, all yellow, dated between 1-20-53 and 2-26-53. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

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         Harvey, A Play

      Oxford University Press, New York 1953 - dust jacket worn at corners and edges. vg+ in vg- dj. binding firm, square, clean. slight wear at corners and spine ends. end pages a little age tanned, inside pages clean, bright. 89 p. illus. 24 cm. illustrated by Blechman. Comedy about a good-natured fellow whose constant companion is a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. His sister is determined to marry her daughter off and decides to commit her brother to a mental hospital to get him out of the way. Due to a mix-up the sister is committed instead, and it is up to the kindly brother and his imaginary friend to straighten things out! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE KRAKEN WAKES.

      London: Michael Joseph, [1953]. The author's fourth science fiction novel, the second using the John Wyndham pseudonym. Earth is invaded by beings from another planet who exist under conditions of enormous pressure in the deep sea. Published later the same year in the U.S. as OUT OF THE DEEPS with textual differences. Octavo, boards. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-412. Some offsetting to free endpapers, a near fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips, tiny closed tear at lower edge of front panel, and some dust soiling to rear panel. (#126411)

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         Typed Letter Signed, in Danish, 2 separate pages folio, Rungstedlund, September 24, 1953

      A late letter to the editor Schelde-Møller, discussing the politics of the animal rights movement. "I am not sure that my speech will be good for the animals. The friend of the animals is for the supporters of the vivisection is a fresh thought." Blixen then expresses concern about how the opponents will try and gather interest by focusing on the split of the organization "and I could do more harm than good . All test animals of higher species have my deepest compassion and I do not differ between dogs and cats. My whole action is built upon the pronouncements of Prof. Okkel. I lost confidence in the discussion because it has become virtually impossible to communicate with the scientist . I would not accept that only dogs would be accepted by vivisection. I saw in this gesture, a beginning." She gives her views. "I myself am of the opinion that the community of animal friends is more important than these differences. I wrote this to you so you could, in case, that I withdraw it not to think that I have betrayed our common goal, but to support it." Nicely signed, "Karen Blixen Finecke."

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         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking-glass and what Alice Found There.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1953 - Octavo, 2 volumes bound in 1. Finely bound by Bayntun in crimson calf, black and green morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spine in compartments, raised bands, twin rules to boards, pictorial blocks to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some minor restoration and rubbing to joints, an excellent copy. With black and white illustrations by John Tenniel. A handsomely bound copy of one of our best loved children's books, which were first published in 1866 and 1872.

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         Thurber Country

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1953 - First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with shallow loss at the crown, and some splitting along the front spine fold. Inscribed to the longtime office manager of *The New Yorker*, Daise Terry: "Dear Terry, I love you, Jim." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Philosophische Untersuchungen/ Philosophical Investigations. Translated by E.M. Anscombe.

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1953. 8vo. Orig. full blue cloth w. gilt lettering on back, orig. dust-jacket. D-j. w. minor loss to upper capital as well as some other nicks, folding-marks and a few stains, not price-clipped. Book-block and cloth-bdg. very nice and clean. X, [+Xe], 232, [+232e] pp.. First edition. With German-English parallel-text.An absolute main work of 20th century philosophy. This groundbreaking work, in which the essence of the "old Wittgenstein" is captured, is the most studied of Wittgenstein's works. The work was published posthumously two years after W.'s death, though he planned for it to appear earlier. It has had an immense impact on the philosophy of language and mind, and has irreversibly changed the way philosophy is done today

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         El libro romántico en España. ( 4 Volúmenes). Tomo I. Valoración histórica. Texto. Tomo II. Láminas. Tomo III. Acervo patrimonial 1º. Tomo IV. Acervo patrimonial 2º

      Instituto Miguel de Cervantes, Madrid 1953 - Fechas de publicación: 1953-1955. Media piel y tela de la época, nervios, hierros, dorados. Conserva rústica y sobrecubierta original. Cuatro volúmenes Muy buen ejemplar. Abre esta obra un camino lleno de sugestión para cuantos aman los libros. La autora hace sentir y entender, junto al poder expresivo del libro, su poder comunicativo, es decir, su ser físico y estético. El formato y los tipos de imprenta, el papel y las tintas, la encuadernación y las ilustraciones, se conciertan para transirnos de su mensaje, en cuanto hemos descubierto el secreto de percibirlo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN

      Audrey Wood, [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1953 - Williams, Tennessee. TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1953. 8vo., 13 pp. rectos only. First Edition. Original one act playscript typed in black & with stage directions typed in red, punch bound blue stiff wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was Williams' literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams' writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat]. MAN [to Woman] "Well, talk to me like the rain and -- let me listen, let me lie here and -- listen . [He falls back across the bed, rolls on his belly, one arm hanging over the side of the bed and occasionally drumming the floor with his knuckles. The mandolin continues] It's been too long a time since -- we levelled with each other. Now tell me things: What have you been thinking in the silence? -- While I've been passed around like a dirty postcard in the city . Tell me, talk to me! Talk to me like the rain and I will lie here and listen." A fine example. Very uncommon in private hands. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Second World War (6 Volumes)

      Houghton Mifflin Company New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Complete 6 volume Second World War Series, Churchill's magnum opus nad the basis of his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. The following titles in the series: The Gathering Storm (1948), Their Finest Hour (1949), The Grand Alliance (1951), The Hinge of Fate (1950), Closing the Ring (1951), Triumph and Tragedy, (1953). Corners bumped on each volume, minor sunning to spine of each. Light chipping and wear to each dust jacket, all in mylar covers. These are Book Club, BOMC editions, signed by Churchill in black in on the first free endpaper of Volume 5, "Closing the Ring". Volume 3 & 4 have light red staining on rear panel of dust jacket. Photographs gladly provided. Very Good/ Very Good.

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         HONDO.

      New York: Fawcett Publications, Inc., [1953]. - First edition. 16mo. PBO. Gold Medal 347. Near fine in pictorial wrappers. The basis for the Shane-like title role with John Wayne as Hondo Lane in James Edward Grant's excellent screenplay, titled HONDO. As fine a copy of this early paperback original as one is likely to encounter. On the front cover John Wayne says, "Best western novel I have ever read." This title is one of the author's most popular and has been reprinted many times. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Discursos exemplares. (1634) / Noticia preliminar por Antonio Rodríguez Moñino

      - EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- Valencia: .la fonte que mana y corre., (Talleres de Tipografía Moderna), 1953.- XVI p. + 203 p. de la reedición + [3 h., dos de ellas en blanco]: Incluye la portada facsimil del original; 8º (18 cm.); Esmerada impresión sobre excelente papel de hilo verjurado con sus barbas; Enc. en Plena Piel chagrén roja, lomo dorado y con 5 nervios, cabeza pintada, estuche, conserva la cubierta anterior editorial.- (Col. Duque y Marqués. Opúsculos Literarios Rarísimos. IV).- Edición dirigida por Antonio Pérez Gómez e impresa al cuidado de María Amparo y Vicente Soler. Consta de 225 ejemplares numerados del 1 al 225 y [además] de 30 marcados de A a Z, y diez, para el autor del prólogo, marcados del I al X. Siendo este el Nº 60. El presente libro constituye la PRIMERA REEDICIÓN de esta obra única: "Discursos exemplares de Ioseph Ortiz de Valdivieso y Aguayo, Natural de la Villa de la Roda. Con Privilegio, Impresso en Xerez de la Frontera, por Fernando Rey, Año 1634".{ Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Section d'Etudes des Gîtes Minéraux. Service Géologique du Maroc. Rabat. Carnet de Bled commencé le 12 novembre 1955. [ On joint : ] Notes de terrain 1953-1959

      1953 - 1 carnet manuscrit relié pleine toile verte, 1955, avec 30 pages manuscrites (et pluieurs croquis) et 1 carnet à spirale, 1953-1957, plus de 80 pages manuscrites (avec qq. photos et nombreux croquis): Description du contenu du premier carnet : "12 novembre 1955. Départ de Rabat à 7 h 20. A Christian, on tourne à gauche sr la route Christian. Moulay Bou Azza. A Sidi Mbelledy on quitte le lateau de Christian et l'on dezcend dans la vallée d'un affluent de l'Oued Grou. A droite falaises de quartzites du Ibel Tirmah, à gauche falaises de quarzites du Ibel Bedouz. A Oubjet Bou Khemis schistes gris vert." L'auteur de ses lignes passe à Moulay Bou Azzou, Hartef et sa mine (F. Tortochaux m'a appris que c'était un chapeau de fer et qu'il allait y implanter un sondage. . Madame veuve Marly me fait part de ses doléances vis à vis des exploitants miniers qui lui on tari son puits") . Suit la description des travaux miniers aux alentours de la ferme Marly. Le lendemain, travail "à la planchette sur le flanc N. du Harchet Beni Mellal". Après le déjeuner, observation des schistes noirs du puits Pastorino. Le lendemain, 14 novembre, départ de la ferme Marly vers le Bou Kharim. Recherche d'Antimoine. "Au sommet E. du HBM, F. Tortochaux lève 5 sangliers. Leur bauge est située à l'abri d'une touffe de lentisque sous l'arête de quartzite qui ferme la crête". Suit une 2ème mission à Moulay Bou Azza, les 28, 29 et 30 décembre. De là, piste d'Oulmes. Le lendemain, avec M. Faure, vers le stock de granite d'Irhir ou Roumi (avec plusieurs croquis). Puis Mission dans la région de Moulay Bou Azza février 1957. "En arrivant j'ai appris que le filon d'Ibulkhir était exploité par une société marocaine dont le secrétaire général est M. Slaoui. On m'a dit que la production actuelle était un camion de 5 tonnes par jour". etc. etc. jusqu'au 9 avril 1957, et la visite de la mine de mercure d'Almaden (exploitée depuis les carthaginois), avec la description des procédés d'extraction. Description du contenu du second carnet : 19 février 1953 Visite d'Angarf N, puis visite de la lentille de Timgharghine, puis coupe de Taghdout. En novembre 1955, mission à Moulay Bou Azza. Sortie des élèves du certifica supérieur de Géologie du 29 mars au 2 avril 1953. Notes prises en écoutant MM. Ambroggi, Gigout et Joly. Route de Casa-Marakkech, tunnel de Mechra Bennabouh, Oued Bouchane, arrêt à Tahanaout. Puis Départ de la Colonie de vacances de Tarazaout à 18 Km d'Agadir. Photo de l'accident Immouzer des Ida ou Tanan-Cap Rhir. Puis : sortie des Rehanna le 16 février 1955. Puis : Mercredi le 20 juillet 1955 : Sortie dans le Maroc Central avec P. Morin, Jennings, Scott. Le 12 novembre 1955 : Visite des travaux de la mine du Hartef. etc. etc. (en fin d'ouvrage quelques observations en France) Deux carnets de notes manuscrites d'un géologue du service géologique du Maroc, détaillant ses observations géologiques au Maroc de 1953 à 1957. Prix de l'ensemble (le carnet à spiral plus usagé, la rédaction mise au propre est plus soignée dans le carnet de notes relié). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A POEM CALLED THE TUNNING OF ELYNOUR RUMMYNGE., The Famous Ale-Wife of England.

      Worcseter: The Gehenna Press, 1953. - 7 1/2 x 11 1/2. 3 leaves, 34 pages, 4 leaves. With 13 wood engravings by Leonard Baskin, printed in various colors. Original boards, title labels on cover and spine. Foot of spine a bit jammed; small smudge in top margin of colophon leaf. Leaf 33/34 is bound in backwards; the "pages were singly printed & the binder had to whipstitch them." A very good copy. Signed "Esther and Leonard Baskin." One of 118 numbered copies. The first "real" book from the Gehenna Press, incorporating both text and illustrations. Baskin writes "Skelton's wild inebriate verse was hand-set in Artcraft Roman, a hideous face. The book's label & its title were printed in Hadriano & Forum, the two typefaces [of capitals only] by Goudy that I can abide. The book was important for its modest mingling of engraving & type, pointing toward further and greater consorting in later books." Baskin gave Bruce Rogers a copy of the book, on which Rogers commented "I like to see an occasional bit of primitive printing." Nonetheless, a marvelous exuberant work. Rare. The Gehenna Press #5. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Aus dem Leben eines Fauns. Kurzroman. Und: Brand's Haide. Zwei Erzählungen.

      Hamburg, Rowohlt 1953 und 1951. - 165(3) u. 258(2) S. OLn. m. OU (Umschläge v. Werner Rebhuhn, minimale Läsuren). Erste Ausgabe. Bock 1.1.4. und 1.1.2. Wilp./G. 4 und 2. - Den zwei Erzählungen "Brand's Haide" und "Schwarze Spiegel" (siehe II/07-17) fügte Schmidt 1953 als ersten Teil "Aus dem Leben eines Fauns" hinzu. Seit 1961 wurden diese 3 Romane bei Auslassung zweier einleitender Gedichte unter dem Titel "Nobodaddy's Kinder" zusammengefasst publiziert. Die seltenen Schutzumschläge haben als Grundlage bei "Brand's Haide" eine kartographische Zeichnung Schmidts und bei "Aus dem Leben eines Fauns" ein Gemälde von Otto Mueller. Den inneren Zusammenhalt der drei Kurzromane stiftet der Krieg, der allerdings nicht als Fronterlebnis, sondern in seinen Auswirkungen auf die Bevölkerung beschrieben, also von seiner schäbigsten und unheroischsten Seite sichtbar wird. Zur Beschreibung von Brand's Haide verweise ich auf das Blatt II/07-17. Der "Faun", der intelligente und belesene Beamte Düring, zieht sich bei Ausbruch des 2. Weltkrieges verächtlich aus seinem familiären Umfeld in landeskundliche Forschungen zurück und frönt so - dienstlich gedeckt - seinen antiquarischen Neigungen, dem Studium alter Pandekten, Landkarten und Akten. Bei seinen Studien stößt er auf eine alte Blockhütte in der Haide, die bereits von einem desertierten französischen Soldaten während der napoleonischen Kriege bewohnt war und die für ihn und seine junge Freundin zum Refugium wird. Gegen Ende des Krieges wird die Hütte jedoch entdeckt und Döring läßt sie nach einer letzten gemeinsamen Nacht in Flammen aufgehen. - Alfred Polgar ist hingerissen vom Leben eines Fauns: "In diesem Kurzroman knallt und blitzt es immerzu. Eine große Kiste hochexplosiver Meinungen und Empfindungen geht in die Luft, nach allen Richtungen los. [.] (Es) herrscht uneigeschränkte Gedankenfreiheit. Oder richtiger: Freiheit der Gedankensprünge. Das gibt ein großes Durcheinander, in dem der Leser sich weniger wohl fühlt als der Autor. Dennoch scheint dieser unter den neuen deutschen Prosaisten der interessanteste." (in: Neue Zeitung, 25.12.53). Besitzvermerk in "Brands Haide" auf dem Vorsatz. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         STARMAN JONES .

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1953] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516. Private owner's signature on front free endpaper. A fine copy in near fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on front flap) with light wear at spine ends and corner tips and 10 mm closed tear at lower rear flap fold. A nice copy. (#113344) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         ASSIGNMENT IN ETERNITY ...

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, [1953]. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein. Collects "Gulf," "Elsewhen," "Lost Legacy," and "Jerry Was a Man." Octavo, cloth. First edition. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of wear at tail of spine panel and lower front corner tip and two short closed tears, 10 mm at upper front spine fold and 14 mm at upper front flap fold, both with faint associated wrinkles at top edge of front panel. Still a bright, attractive example of the jacket. (#80751)

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         Poems

      The Nonesuch Press, London 1953 - Venus and Adonis. The Rape of Lucrece. The Sonnets. A Lovers Complaint. The Passionate Pilgrime. Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Musicke. The Phoenix and Turtle. Woodcut on title-page, woodcut dedication to Queen Elizabeth II on her Coronation. 8vo. [220 x 133 x 25 mm]. xvi, 247, [2] pp. Bound by Anthony Gardner in 1956 (with his hand-written Apologia on the rear pastedown) in light blue goatskin, the covers with a border of a gilt fillet and blind crested roll, with a star in the corners, and a blind panel formed by gouges, with gilt dots, and at the centre a small blind flower-head and gilt dots. The spine divided into six panels, the bands tooled with a gilt fillet and flanked with a blind pallet, lettered in the second panel and with the initials "G.T." at the foot, the other panels with a gilt star, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with blind rolls and a gilt dart at the corners, blue endleaves, gilt edges. This is volume 4 of the New Nonesuch Shakespeare. The wood engravings and lettering on the title are by Reynolds Stone. The volume has been handsomely bound for T. Gee by Anthony Gardner. His Apologia explains "The edges of the book have been gilt before sewing with a view of preserving the uncut character of the quires, and the binding is of the tight-back variety for lasting qualities although the leaves are too stiff for their shape". He has numbered it as job 477. Anthony Gardner (1887-1973) began bookbinding as a hobby but following his retirement as a Chief Structural Engineer in the Ministry of Works in 1953 he established his own bindery. He was also a self-taught calligrpaher, a skill he brought to bear in his Apologias. Bookplate of T. Gee.

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         A Frame of Mind. Eighteen Poems.

      Printed in the School of Art University of Reading 1953 - First edition. Presentation copy from the author, "To James and Elsa Bartley in affection Kingsley Amis, 1954." Original limp bds., printed wrapps. browned and lightly soiled. Sl. browning to reverse of contents page. VG+. James is James Bartley, "Jo", (1906-1967), was a lecturer in English, University College, Swansea, a specialist in drama, particularly Irish, active in producing plays at the university. He is mentioned a number of times in Amis's Memoirs and often mentioned in letters. He was a friend and drinking partner from Amis's years as a Swansea academic. From "Memoirs", page 123. "Jo Bartley was an Ulsterman who, with a Second to live down, had taught in India, one of whom it could be justly said, 'Now that's what I call a drinking man' and a smoker to rival Willie Smyth. he liked food too, also women, doing his job and researching among obscure plays. This last interest produced his memorial, one of the funniest books I have ever read, 'Teague, Shenkin and Sawney, being an historical study of the earlier Irish, Welsh and Scottish characters in English plays'.". On page 124 he talks about a party Jo gave for some visiting African academics and quotes in full a funny poem of Jo's about not being able to enjoy heaven without one vital anatomical part. This poem is also sent to Robert Conquest, "Letters" page 805 in 1976, nearly 10 years after Jo's death to see if it was worth publishing. Conquest rejected it on theological as well as literary grounds, since 'a chap in his condition would get his prick back at the resurrection'! Letter to Amis 19-20 August 1976. Also from "Letters", To Philip Larkin 18th October, 1954. ".Sorry this is so dull.There was one party recently, at which James Bartley had removed his shirt., ostensibly for greater coolness, actually I think to display the grey rug on his chest to the young ladies.At about 4.45 James knocked us up.he wanted a light for his cigarette. I gave him one, and he went off, bewailing his lot at full bellow.and yelling to me to testify at the inquest that he was of unsound (or sound) mind when he killed himself. 'It may be sooner than you think,' he bawled in valediction. Couldn't be soon enough for me, or so I thought at the time. It is by such moments of unsought revelation that I live." Also, 19th April 1956, ".That gnarled old fool Bartley was here just now, breathing drink and waking the baby. Told me to give you his love. Said to tell you he was sorry you left Belfarts." Also, 2nd January, 1957, ".You heard, I suppose, that that fool Bartley has been arrested for being drunk in charge of his car, and getting off without the defence being called. Sodding good solicitor he had". [Attributes: First Edition]

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         CLAQUEMUR

      - ARCANES (Eric LOSFELD ) 1953 . Un volume in 4 de 50 pp (140 x 193 mm ) , couverture carton souple . Edition originale tirée à 1000 exemplaires numérotés , mais LOSFELD n ' en a vendu que le tiers . Un des ex . sur papier TEKA ( n ° 201 ) contenant le frontispice de BELLMER sur papier d ' Arches . Un cul de lampe in fine . Une marque de pli au 2ieme plat ,légers frottements aux mors et au bords de la couverture . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Fubo - Visager: Portraits by Domon Ken

      Tokyo: ARS Tokyo: ARS, 1953. First Edition. Quarto. Text in Japanese. Portraits of well-known Japanese personalities from all walks of life. OCLC locates two copies. Near fine in a bright, near fine jacket, with a repaired tear at the bottom of the front panel; housed in the publisher's printed card slipcase (small tear, light wear). Japanese photobooks from the end of WWII to the Provoke era remain little-known in the west.

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         CHILDHOOD'S END

      Ballantine Books CHILDHOOD'S END, Ballantine, 1953, first edition, slight rubbing to corner tips, else a tight, bright vg+ copy in like full color pictorial dust-wrapper with some slight wear and minor professional restoration to the dust-wrapper spine tips. One of the authors best and most certainly a highspot in any Science Fiction collection. signed by the author on a bookplate laid in.

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         Christmas cards; four copper engravings, individually signed and dated by the artist, with fulsome inscriptions in his hand to the Buckland Wrights on the versos of three.

      4 Christmas cards, Dolf Rieser to John Buckland Wright, 1937-1953. - Full-margined copies on various papers in fine condition. (1) Copper engraving on blue paper, 12/40, signed and dated 1937, untitled, depicting Masai tribesmen, inscribed on verso: "Happy new year 1938 & good luck! Dolf Reiser". (2) Copper engraving on white paper, signed, semi-abstract of a growing plant, inscribed on p.[4] "A Merry X-Mas 1947 to you and Mary from Dolf and Barbara Rieser". (3) Copper engraving on grey paper, signed and dated 1952, untitled, depicting a bird trapped amidst a complex mesh of netting - a very fine image - inscribed on p.[4]: "A Merrry Christmas and all the best in the New Year from the Riesers. Dear John! P.S. Shall see you in the New Year but was too busy printing the folder of the Folio prints (which is doing well!!!) - to come to the Slade. Dolf." (4) Copper engraving on white paper, signed and dated 1953, untitled abstract image (flames into plants), inscribed on p.[4]: "A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from Dolf, Barbara, Richard & Martin Rieser, 1953." [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Les nuits chaudes du Cap français.

      G. Raoult, Paris 1953 - REBELL Hugues - BECAT P.-E.Les nuits chaudes du Cap français.Paris. G. Raoult. 1953.Fort in-4 ( 28,5 / 24 cm ). Reliure pleine maroquin grenat dos lisse janséniste avec titre doré. Large encadrement du même maroquin sur contreplat. gardes de moire gris souris. Tête dorée.Sous étui cartonné doublé et bordé.Couverture et dos conservés. Non rogné.235 pages.Illustré de 20 Eaux-fortes originales de Paul-mile BECAT dont frontispice et 10 à pleine page.Tiré à 390 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, un des 300.Très bel exemplaire. Illustrés modernes. Curiosa. Colonies

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         Original Dustwrapper Artwork by Loudon Sainthill for The Sunburnt Country

      Collins, London 1953 - The finished artwork by Loudon Sainthill for the first edition d/w of this book, image 10.5" x 13" (26.3cm x 32.5cm) in gouache on thick paper, with Collins' printer's instruction sheet on the verso, not signed [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Typed letter signed to his editor J. Derek Grimsdick ("J.D.") concerning the Berlin broadcasts.

      1000 Park Avenue, New York, March 28, 1953 - 2 pages, American letter, lightweight Saxon Onion Skin paper, creased where folded twice for posting, typed on one side only. Custom red morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. A few short closed tears and small chips not affecting text, the condition overall good. One erasure and 9 words added in blue ink in Wodehouse's autograph, signed with his initials. Highly important typed letter, with autograph corrections and signed by him with initials, to his English editor, J. Derek Grimsdick of Herbert Jenkins, concerning Wodehouse's notorious wartime broadcasts. In spring 1953 Wodehouse was in New York finishing off two volumes of memoirs simultaneously. The first - Bring On the Girls!, written in collaboration with Guy Bolton - avoided controversy by dealing with Wodehouse's successful pre-war career in American musical theatre, but the second, Performing Flea, subtitled "A Self-Portrait in Letters", would be much more closely examined. For those in the know, the title itself recalled controversy: it dated from the time of the Berlin broadcasts when, in a letter to the Daily Telegraph (8 July 1941), Sean O'Casey had referred to Wodehouse as English literature's performing flea. Wodehouse's letter to Grimsdick shows how the Berlin broadcasts still haunted him over a decade later. Immediately after the liberation of Paris in 1944, MI5 had sent Major E. J. P. Cussen, later a judge, to interrogate Wodehouse and examine his actions. Unfortunately for its subject, Cussen's report, which fully exonerated Wodehouse from charges of treason, was never made public in Wodehouse's lifetime. But in 1953 Cussen still dogged Wodehouse. The letter shows exactly that incompatibility between the roles of comedian and historian which so damaged Wodehouse's attempts to rehabilitate his reputation. Wodehouse had proposed to include transcripts of his Berlin talks in the book in order to demonstrate their essential innocence, but the letter reveals that Cussen had read the book at draft stage and confronted the publisher with the inescapable fact that Wodehouse had not supplied accurate transcripts of the original broadcasts. Wodehouse flounders to explain this to his editor: "I certainly agree with you that we ought to print the broadcasts exactly as they were spoken ." But then he proceeds to outline a number of exceptions to this general rule that must have exasperated his editor: "What happened was that when I wrote the Camp book, I elaborated the broadcasts and made them separate chapters. That is to say, I added funny material wherever I saw an opportunity. An instance of this is in the first broadcast, where what I actually said >on the radioasked toin the letter book< [i.e. the manuscript of Performing Flea] something like '"Villas, Algy? With honeysuckle climbing over the porch?" Well he was not quite sure about that. There might or might not be honeysuckle .' etc. You see what I mean? The stuff is the same, but I added comic material. It was very difficult, when I came to work on the Letter book [Performing Flea], to remember what I had actually said and what I had added. I suppose it is safest to be absolutely accurate, though it does seem a pity to cut out funny stuff. I can't make out from your letter what Cussen actually turned up with? Had he a typed script in addition to the script I gave him in Paris? The latter is accurate, it being my own typing." Wodehouse goes on at some length to discuss another anecdote in which for comic effect he had given Algy a morning greeting purloined from a Jeeves novel, suggesting to Grimsdick that "It all turns on whether you think that the authorities, reading this passage will publish a manifesto in all their papers saying 'It's a lie! Algy did not say "The lark's on the wing etc. "' " Wodehouse ends by deferring to Grimsdick: "Use your own judgment about this - I will agree to whatever you decide - but, as I said before, it does seem a pity to sacrifice laugh lines which don't alter the sense." At t [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Atomic Theory of Liquid Helium Near Absolute Zero

      American Physical Society 1953-54, Lancaster - Offprint of one of his major papers. Feynman offprints are very rarely seen on the market. This one derives from the estate of an officer of the Press Office of the Physics Department at Caltech. OCLC lists no copies of this separate printing. During the early 1950’s Feynman became "especially interested in liquid helium. At ordinary temperatures and pressures, helium exists as a gas; but at extremely low temperatures (a few degrees above absolute zero), helium becomes a liquid—indeed, a liquid with strange properties. Liquid helium displays superfluidity, that is, it flows with no viscosity or friction at all (unlike ordinary liquids). The phenomenon had been discovered experimentally during the 1930s, and the great Russian theorist Lev Landau had provided a successful phenomenological description during the 1940s." (DSB). Successful as Landau’s theory was, it lacked an atomistic foundation. Then, in the spring of 1953, "Richard Feynman entered the scene. He set himself the task of providing a theoretical understanding of the problem of liquid helium on an atomic basis, which could only be done if one approached the problem from first principles. (Mehra & Rechenberg). "Feynman brought his newest tools to bear on the problem—path integrals and Feynman diagrams—to explain superfluidity on a rigorously quantum-mechanical basis. In addition to the particle-like quantum excitations that had been studied, Feynman realized that a new quantum effect also played a role: the formation of quantum vortices. Once again his intuitive, pictorial approach proved successful." (DSB). "While he greatly admired Landau’s contributions to and successes in the field, Feynman pointed out several weaknesses in Landau’s theory. Notably, Landau’s quantum hydrodynamical approach treated Helium II as a continuous medium, which right from the beginning sacrificed the atomic structure of the liquid and thus forestalled the possibility of calculating the various characteristics of the system, such as the various parameters, on an atomic basis. In his first paper on the ‘Atomic theory of the lambda-transition in helium’, he showed ‘from first principles that, in spite of the large interatomic forces, liquid He4 should exhibit a transition analogous to the transition in an ideal gas’ (p. 1291). By writing ‘the exact partition function as an integral over trajectories, using the space-time approach to quantum mechanics’, Feynman could indeed derive a Landau-type energy spectrum [in the present paper] and further demonstrate phonon-like excitations evolve into roton-like ones at large momenta [in ‘Atomic theory of the two fluid model of liquid helium’]" (Mehra & Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vol. 6, Part 2, p. 1160). Offered with: "Atomic theory of the lambda-transition in helium", pp. 1291-1301 in Physical Review, Vol. 91, No. 2, and "Atomic theory of the two fluid model of liquid helium", pp. 262-277 in Physical Review, Vol. 94, No. 2 (two complete journal issues in original printed wrappers). Offprint from Physical Review, Vol. 91, No. 2, pp. 1301-1308. Self-wrappers, stapled as issued (punch holes in inner margin filled, not affecting text). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Song of Love and Death of Standard-Bearer Christoph Rilke [Cornet Christoph Rilke]

      New York 1953 - The Song of Love and Death of Standard-Bearer Christoph Rilke [Cornet Christoph Rilke]. Translation of Emlen Etting, with his original illustrations. Typed manuscript, title page + 28 pp., dated 1953, with pencil ms. emendations and six original erotic ink and water-color illustrations by noted painter Emlen Etting, signed. The ms. is typed on standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper, while the water-color illustrations are on the verso of blank letterhead of the Philadelphia chapter of the Artists Equity Association [of which Etting was at the time Chairman], that paper being watermarked parchment stationery. An unpublished translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's prose poem (1899) of war, love, and sex, and the surreal but heroic death of Christoph Rilke in the seventeenth century, accompanied by what would have been its erotic illustrations. Slumbering nudes, mortally wounded heroes in the buff, and love-making couples appear to be thematically revised as proofs. The original manila envelope in which all this was contained is included, addressed from Etting at his Philadelphia address to himself in care of Midtown Galleries in New York City, and says, in part, "6 Preparatory Sketches for 'Lovers' / Rilke's Song of Love and Death of the Standard-Bearer". Rilke's singular prose poem, published as part of other titles but (apparently) never separately, was, by the name Cornet Christoph Rilke's Song of Love and Death (and other variants), the basis of an opera by Siegfried Matthus, a symphony by Viktor Ullmann, and other artistic treatments. Etting's translation here carries, alternately and sometimes together, stark, surreal, dreamlike, melodic and poetic tone, presumably true to the Rilke original, the reading of which in its original language I am incapable. In any case, here it is deeply and strangely moving in its own right. I found myself reading it aloud, as if it were a play. Title sheet of manuscript slightly torn at top (see scan); some see- through from verso of the water-colors. Overall better than very good. Not bound. LG-1 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Love is a Pink Cake (First Edition)

      Self-published. First edition. Very Good in side-stitched wrappers as issued. An early collection of Warhol ink line drawings illustrating famous love stories told in poems by Ralph T. Ward ("Corkie"). Warhol had wooed Ward for two years, and the publication of this book, given to their friends and associates, was to celebrate the beginning of their relationship, and, by implication, their status as great lovers. A rare item, and a very important early example of Warhol's printmaking. This copy was given by Warhol to friends who lived in the same building where Corkie Ward had been living. It is one of the earliest issued, with 24 lithographs, although 25 lithographs were produced for the title. Some known copies include 25, and others still include 24 but were wrapped in a tracing vellum cover and were reportedly still in Warhol's possession at his death. "There are sequence variations within each book and portfolio, as well as cover, text, and image irregularities." [Feldman, Schellman and Defendi, Andy Warhol Prints, IV.27-50 (the omitted print here is IV.43)] For this book "During a seven-year period, from 1953 through 1959, Andy Warhol self-published a series of portfolios, books, and individual prints. Each work or series was produced as an offset lithograph, in one color...and the size of editions varied.... [For this book] Warhol turned to the work of well-known graphic artists, including Currier and Ives and J. J. Grandville....It is the only one of Warhol's self-published portfolios that does not use the blotted line, and the drawings do not appear traced. Warhol freely interpreted his original sources, selectively eliminating some aspects and adding in others. 'Here is a Man Who was Beguiled' (IV.42) is based on a Currier and Ives lithograph, "The Lovers' Quarrel," 1846...but only the man survives in Warhol's version, and he is paired with the Ward text that tells of 'a man who was beguiled when he was a little child by the author Oscar Wilde' -- a clue as to why he is pictured solo." [De Salvo, "The Genesis of Andy Warhol's Printmaking"] Original wrappers; 24 offset lithographs, printed in black on a light-blue wove paper, original staples present. Last two leaves detached due to the original staples being a bit too small, slight edge wear and discoloration. In a custom chemise and clamshell box.

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         The Boy from Oklahoma (Original screenplay, producer David Weisbart's bound copy)

      Warner Brothers. Final Shooting script for the 1954 film Western, "The Boy from Oklahoma," directed by Michael Curtiz, written for the screen by Michael Fessier, Frank Davis, Winston Miller (though only Davis credited here), and starring Will Rogers, Jr., Wallace Ford, Nancy Olson, Lon Chaney, and Slim Pickens. Producer David Weisbart's bound presentation copy. A Western in the tradition of "Destry Rides Again," wherein a young lawyer sets up shop in an unruly town, and is drawn very much against his will into conflict when his old friend (Wallace Ford) is murdered. Red leather binding with gilt design and rule, with David Weisbart's name stamped at the bottom right corner of the front board. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Davis. 106 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/19/53 and 3/3/53. Pages and binding in Fine condition.

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         Du Rififi chez les hommes (First Edition)

      Gallimard Serie Noire No. 185. First French Edition (and correct first). Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has a medium-size chip at the top right corner of the front panel (no loss to text), with small chips and tiny closed tears at the extremities. Basis for the classic 1955 French heist film, "Rififi," one of the classics of noir, directed by Jules Dassin. Extremely scarce in the original hardcover binding, much more so in dust jacket.

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         Typed letter signed.

      Taliesin, 29. VI. 1953. - 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. On his Taliesin stationery. To the mechanical engineer and Usonia Home developer David Henken: "Glad you are back safe - and sounding off. Yes, you can help. Will show you the layout. Must be a rush affair opening August 15th. | Affection, | F.LL.W". - Slightly wrinkled, otherwise in fine condition.

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         Sept Microbes vus a travers un temperament

      Les Editions Cercle Des Arts, Paris 1953 - First edition. Printed wrappers with applied illustration. Spine neatly repaired and with a small tear on the applied illustration, a tight, very good copy. Number 534 of an edition of 1100 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Storia di Milano.

      Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani 1953 - 1996 - 30x22 pp. 18000 circa 20 volumi

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         Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape 1953 FIRST IMPRESSION, Second Issue. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, in the second issue (overprinted) dust-jacket, priced at 10s.6d. The book is near fine, with a gentle spine lean and neat gift inscription, edges clean without the usual toning. The wrapper has some edgewear and a few chips and tears, extemities of rear panel toned. A very good copy, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box The first James Bond novel (only 4728 copies).Gilbert A1a (1.2).

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         Ora maritima, seguido de Baladas y canciones del Paraná (1953).

      Buenos Aires, Editorial Losada, [1953]. - 8vo, pp. 164, 2ll., title printed in red and black, frontispiece by Alberti and full-page illustration by Juan Batlle Planas; with an original full-page signed watercolour illustration by Alberti on preliminary blank, dated 1953; an excellent copy in the original white cloth gilt, lightly dust-soiled. First edition: Alberti’s celebration of the Atlantic Ocean, written thirty years after his first tribute to the seas of Andalusia in Marinero en tierra. This is copy no. 2 of 100 numbered copies printed on thick paper, bound in cloth, with an original signed illustration by the author.

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         OUT OF THESE ROOTS. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN WOMAN

      Boston Little, Brown (1953) Autobiography by this journalist, close friend of Thomas Mann, who often found herself at odds with the Roosevelt administration. SIGNED by the author and interestingly by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front endpaper. About Mrs. Roosevelt, Meyer says in this book: "We were political enemies for the time being.... The thing that even Mrs. Roosevelt's most hostile critics cannot take away from her, is her womanly dignity, that quality of self-control which in more civilized days entitled a woman to be called a lady.... There is no woman whose advice I value more than that of Mrs. Roosevelt." Slight smudge to the very end of Roosevelt's signature. Near Fine in a close to Very Good dustwrapper

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         THE SILVER CHAIR

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1953 - pp. 217, b/w illustrations, original map end papers to the front, blank to the back. Unfortunately only the front panel and front panel of the original dust jacket is present, but this has now been expertly repaired and mounted by a professional paper conservator using the finest conservation materials - methyl celloluse and hand-made Japanese Kozu Shi tissue paper, replacing the missing parts with this paper so it can still wrap around the book. This ensures that the dust jacket is displayed to its best potential and arrests any further deterioration (and a conservation process that is fully reversible). The dust jacket is not price clipped showing 10s 6d net and is now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original blue hard back binding with silver-gilt lettering to the spine, very good and bright with a little rubbing to edges and a little fading to the central area of the spine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, minimal spotting to end papers. A very good first edition copy in a restored original (part of) dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         VOGUE. DECEMBRE-JANVIER. 1952-1953. FEVRIER. MARS. AVRIL. JUIN. SEPTEMBRE. OCTOBRE. NOVEMBRE. 1953. DECEMBRE-JANVIER. 1953-1954. DIOR. LANVIN-CASTILLO. BALENCIAGA. GIVENCHY. PATOU. HENRY CLARKE. ROBERT RANDALL. (Weight= 5700 grams)

      ED. VOGUE 1953. IN 4. REL TOILE [BE]. 152 + 108 + 164 + 160 + 100 + 156 + 172 + 192 + 150 PP. ENV 1500 ILL EN NOIR ET EN COULEURS. [BE], PARIS - MODE MODE

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         WORLD GEOGRAPHIC ATLAS: A COMPOSITE OF MAN'S ENVIRONMENT

      The Container Corporation of America, Chicago 1953 - 368pp, profusely illustrated in color. Foredge gilt. A classic example of twentieth century Modernist book design, the "World Geographic Atlas" was published by the Container Corporation of America in 1953 to commemorate their twenty-fifth anniversary. Issued hors commerce as a keepsake, this exquisite item was never made commercially available. Its graphs, charts and maps designed by CCA art director Herbert Bayer and his associates are still visually arresting over fifty years later. A handsome copy of this lovely book itself whose gilt foredge and cover debossing are still bright. The cream colored burlap covers show some very light soiling and discoloration, while the textblock and binding are tight and without any notable flaws. Its fragile, increasingly uncommon printed cardboard slipcase is present and intact, though scratched and heavily worn and abraded (especially along the extremities) with some attendant paper loss at the joints. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Foundations of Economic Analysis.

      Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1953. - First edition, third printing of the author's magnum opus amd one of the most influential economic texts of the 20th century. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, "Paul A. Samuelson MIT". Near fine in a very good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         An Illustration of Japanese Coloured Porcelain. Kaliemon - Imari - Kutani - Nabeshima. 2 Volumes, Complete.,

      Kyoto-shoni Co. Ltd., Kyoto 1953 - Originalausgabe. Textheft Japanisch, Bildlegende Englisch. Zwei Bände, vollständig, kollationiert (Erstauflage) - die 2. Auflage wurde in 4 Bänden mit jeweils 50 Tafeln ediert. Sehr solide, goldgeprägte, farbig illustrierte Klapp-Kassetten mit jeweils 2 intakten Elfenbein-Schließen, geringe äußerliche Alters-/Abriebspuren, keinerlei Verletzung, auf schwerem, hochwertigem Papier gedruckt. Band I: Mit japanischem Textheft,100 farbige Tafeln, teilweise doppelseitige Fotos in exzellenter Qualität. Band 2: Mit ebenfalls 100 Tafeln und Bildlegende. Insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. A complete and monumental set. Very first edition of this essential monograph on Japanese porcelain, beautifully cloth bound with intact ivory clasps, containing altogether 200 high-quality coloured photo plates and a separate English index. Altogether excellent condition. Un ouvrage en deux volumes, ceux-ci complets, reliés pleine-toile, batonnets de fermeture en ivoire, intacts. Voici la première édition de cette monographie essentielle quant à la porcelaine japonaise, avec 200 planches photographiques (en couleur) imprimées sur du papier d`excellente qualité ainsi qu`un cahier (index) en anglais. Dans l'ensemble deux tomes en très bon etat general. 7,8 Kg. 29.5 x 37.5 Cm. Gewicht in Gramm: 7800 Erstausgabe Klappkassetten Sehr Ordentlich, Solide [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort (Un amateur d'âmes - En Espagne)

      Hippocrate et ses Amis, S.l. 1953 - 133 pp., Grand in-4 (28 x 38 cm), en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui. Exemplaire imprimé spécialement pour Monsieur Lucien Marrey, n° 4 / 120 sur papier pur fil d'Arches, seul tirage. Edition constituée de fragments du livre de Maurice Barrès. Exemplaire enrichi de la décomposition du frontispice en couleurs (6 planches) et du menu au format de l'ouvrage du diner du 5 mars 1953 de la Société "Hippocrate et ses Amis" dans les Salons de la Maison des X ; menu comportant une lithographie en couleurs à pleine page d'Yves Brayer, signée au crayon. Brunissure sur la première page du menu et légères décharges de la lithographie, malgré la serpente, légers défauts à l'étui, ouvrage parfaitement frais. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die Urkunden der deutschen Könige und Kaiser. Herausgegeben vom Reichsinstitut für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde. (6 Bände in 8 Bänden) [Band 1]: Die Urkunden Konrad I., Heinrich I., und Otto I. - [Band 2.1]: Die Urkunden Otto des II. - [Band 2.2]: Die Urkunden Otto des III. [Band 4]: Die Urkunden Zwentibolds und Ludwigs des Kindes. - [Band 5]: Die Urkunden Heinrichs III. - [Bände 6.1 und 6.2]: Die Urkunden Heinrichs IV. - [Band 8]: Die Urkunden Lothars III. und der Kaiserin Richenza. (= Monumenta Germaniae Historica. Inde ab anno Christi quingentesimo usque ad annum millesimum et quingentesimum, edidit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus rerum Germanicarum medii aevi. Diplomata regum et imperatorum Germaniae. Bände 1, 2, 4 - 6 und 8).,

      Berlin, Weidmannsche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Weimar, Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger 1953 - 1957. - XIX, 740; VIII, 386; 384 - 995; XIV, 332; LXXVII, 705; X, 371; 373 - 686; XXXI, 314 Seiten, Originaltexte in lateinischer Sprache und Kommentare auf Deutsch. - Bibliotheksexemplare (ex-library copy) mit Rückensignatur, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Schnitten und Titelblatt und wenigen Seiten. Papier teils etwas gebräunt. Band 2.1: Bis Seite 2 Seiten vom Kopfschnitt her minimal randrissig. - Sonst guter, sauberer Zustand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 13000 Sonderangebot: Das Antiquariat Kretzer bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 10% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 528,00 EUR. 4° (29 x 21 cm), Hardcover (half cloth), Halbleineneinbände der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Case Of The Well Dressed Corpse

      Pageant Press 1953 - AUTHOR, GREER GAY - Publisher, Pageant Press - Copyright, 1953 - INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOUR, GREER GAY - First Edition Stated - Front Cover Reads: The Case Of The Well Dressed Corpse - Hardcover Without Dust Jacket - In Aged But Good Condition - There Are No Markings - Structure Is Good - Cover Shows Mild Shelf Wear - Outer Spine Is Secure - Binding Is Secure - Pages And Text Are Clean - VERY RARE!!! - Collector's Item - PLEASE CALL OR E-MAIL TO DISCUSS PRICING [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annapurna -- Heroic Conquest of the Highest Mountain -- 26,493 Ft -- Ever Climbed By Man"

      E.P, Dutton, New York 1953 - This is a unique copy of probably the most important and landbreaking book in the history of mountaineering. The account itself is almost a breathtaking read, vividly but soberly written and superbly translated from the French. Herzog was the leader of the French Himalayan expedition, which was the first in history to scale an 8,000 meter peak. He made the climb without oxygen but lost several of his fingers, which had to be amputated without anesthetic, and he endured other harrowing hardships. Herzog inscribed this copy in French to Thomas Pickering, America's most senior diplomat and career ambassador during the late 1990s and early 2000s. At first look, the inscription resembles some childish scribbling on the ffep, but one quickly recognizes that it was probably signed by Herzog for Ambassador Pickering while they were together on the slope of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, at 4,035 meters. (13,238 feet). The entire inscription reads, "14/5/68 (looks like the "6" is written over a "7") "Mon Compagne Thom, a la Montagne, Kenya. M. Herzog. 4.035 m." The binding is clean and tight, straight and unmarked save for the inscription, with no foxing. This book, on publication, was not of the highest quality in either paper or binding, but it has suffered very little deterioration except for signs of age. This copy is in blue cloth boards, with black spine and silver lettering on the spine. There is a small BCE dot on the bottom of the rear board near the spine, but no further indication that it is a BCE. This volume most likely came directly from Amb Pickering's library. The DJ is strong but with noticeable wear on the edges and 2-3 small abrasions on the rear cover in the background of the photo of Herzog. The DJ is price-clipped on the bottom flap, and "Fifth Printing" is clearly stated. Best guess is that this is a BCE with fifth printing DJ. Ambassador Pickering has affixed his signature in ink at the top of the ffep ("Thomas R. Pickering.") The DJ is slightly chipped at top and bottom of the spine, and there are small tears in the middle and at the top. The condition is pretty strong considering this copy was probably actually carried down Mt. Kilimanjaro by the recipient, Ambassador Pickering. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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