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

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1953. X, [+Xe] 232, [232e] p. Publisher´s cloth with dust jacket. Slightly worn dust jacket with some minor tear and a stain. Interior in very good condition and with a loose errata leaf. The errata has been corrected by pencil in the text.. First edition. With German and English parallell text

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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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         La Selva de los Reptiles

      Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos 1953 Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, 1953. First edition. Loose quires in glassine covered printed wrappers within a portfolio in slip case. A fine copy in a very good portfolio with tears along joints. Cardboard slip case present but in parts. 4to. Illus. with 4 b/w plates. No. 6 of 88 numbered copies (of a run of 100). Printed with Garamond types and specially drawn initials on Charter Eggshell paper. Composition directed by Dr. Eduardo J. Bullrich, the President of the Argentine Society of Bibliophiles,who completed this work shortly before his death. The drypoint illustrations by the artist, sculpture, and printer, Maria Carmen Portela (1898-1984) were printed by Raul Veroni. Joaqu?V?or Gonz?z (1863-1923) studied law at the University of Cordoba, was Congressman, Senator, Governor of La Rioja, Minister of Interior, Minister of Justice and Public Instruction. He founded the University of La Plata. As a writer, his most famous book is "My Mountains. As a lawyer published the" Manual of the Constitution Argentina. Colombo Fine Printing 219. El Art del Libro 115.

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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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         STARMAN JONES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1953]. cloth.. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with some mild rubbing. and wear to spine ends and corners, small closed tear at upper edge. of front panel, and closed tear at lower edge of rear panel at spine. fold. (#137057). First edition. Signed inscription by Heinlein on the title page. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516.

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         REVOLT IN 2100

      Shasta Chicago: Shasta, 1953. Heinlein, Robert A. REVOLT IN 2100. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1953]. First edition, first printing. Signed "R. A. Heinlein" by the author on an inserted flyleaf, one of approximately 200 subscriber's copies so bound for early birds who ordered quickly. A Very Fine copy in a Very Fine, faultless dustjacket. Text block tight, most likely unread. The only flaw is that the front free endpaper has a tiny bit of foxing, as does the signature page, but it is very minor and only mentioned because the book is otherwise AS NEW. An important book in the development of Science Fiction and a stunning collector's copy. Winner of multiple Hugo awards, a legend amongst writers in his genre, Heinlein was perhaps more successful than any other such writer in his ability to cross over into mainstream literary fiction with titles such as STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND (1961). This book, REVOLT IN 2100, was the third and last book in Heinlein's influential Future History Series and a fine first edition as this one is a must for any high spot Science Fiction.. Signed. First Edition. VERY FINE/Very Fine. Illus. by Cover Art By Hubert Rogers.

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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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         Sept Microbes vus a travers un temperament

      Les Editions Cercle Des Arts Paris: Les Editions Cercle Des Arts. (1953). First. 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. .

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         SILVER CHAIR

      1953. 1. LEWIS,C.S. THE SILVER CHAIR. NY: Macmillan 1953 (1953). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), cloth, 208p., Fine in dust wrapper (dw has 3" wide x 3/4 inch piece off top of back panel, small piece off top of spine which is faded). Stated 1st printing of the 4th Narnia fantasy, where the children follow hidden clues to free the prince and return him to Narnia. Illustrated in black and white by PAULINE BAYNES.

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         SILVER CHAIR

      1953. 1. LEWIS,C.S. THE SILVER CHAIR. London: Geoffrey Bles (1953). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8"), navy blue cloth, 217p., a Fine copy in a nice dust wrapper with price intact (dw has a few soil marks on front panel, frayed at corners and spine ends, a few small closed tears). 1st edition 1st printing of the 4th Narnia fantasy, where the children follow hidden clues to free the prince and return him to Narnia. Illustrated by PAULINE BAYNES with black and white frontis, pictorial endpapers and black and white throughout the text.

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         Vins, fleurs et flammes. paris, bernard klein, 1953.

      Cm. 34, pp. 200 (4). Con 16 tavole in nero ed a colori di cui una ripiegata. A fogli sciolti, come d'origine, Bross. orig. ill. a colori ed entro emboitage editoriale e custodia. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione a tiratura limitata e numerata. Il presente esemplare (n. 63) appartiene alla tiratura di testa di 75 copie impresse su ""Arches"" con due suites a colori su ""Japon nacré"" e ""Japon Impérial"" ed arricchito di due acqueforti originali numerate e firmate dagli artisti. Raccolta di scritti dedicati al vino, molti dei quali in stesura originale. Testi di: G. Duhamel, Max Jacob, Roger Vitrac, Raoul Ponchon, Tristan Derème, Louis Jouvet, Colette, Mac Orlan, H. de Villefosse, F. Fleuret, M. Fombeure e Paul Valery. Illustrazioni di: Jacques Villon, Raoul Dufy (2), Max Jacob, André Derain (2), P.Y. Tremois, Jean Cocteau, Gen Paul, Foujita, Kisling, Utrillo, Honegger e Brianchon (4).

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         A Pocket Full of Rye.

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company (1953).. First American edition, 8vo, (viii), 211, (1) pp. Signed by the Author on the title page. Cloth, light rubbing to extremities, d.w., not price clipped, some light browning and soiling, minor loss to lower corner of upper wrapper.

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         Ayude A Impedir Este Crimen

      Mexico City: Taller de Gráfica Popular, [1953]. Original linocut, 60cm x 40.5cm (ca 24" x 16") on thin white stock. Mild wear to edges, with brief (1") loss at upper left, well away from image. Very Good. One of several large, graphic broadsides issued in 1953-4 by the Mexico City radical artist's collective Taller de Gráfica Popular, protesting the death sentence of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. This image credited by Prignitz to the important Mexican printmaker, painter and muralist Francisco Mora. Mora's wife, with whom he frequently exhibited, was the American painter Elizabeth Catlett. A fragile and uncommon TGP work. PRIGNITZ 150.

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         Nine Stories

      Boston: Little Brown and Co. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1953. First edition, first printing. Fine in a very crisp jacket with a few minor traces of wear and the usual fading to spine, without any chips or loss.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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         THE FAERIE QUEENE. DISPOSED INTO TWELVE BOOKES FASHIONING XII MORALL VERTUES (FAERIE QUEEN)

      Limited Editions Club Oxford: Limited Editions Club, 1953. Hardcover. The spines of the dustwrappers are slightly darkened with a little foxing to one of the side panels as usually found with this title. Fine in Near Fine dustwrappers and a Fine slipcase. Agnes Miller Parker. Two large quarto volumes (7-3/4" x 11-3/4") bound in gilt-decorated green cloth and illustrated with pen decorations by John Austen and wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. A nicely printed set retaining Spenser's original English and beautifully illustrated. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by Parker on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy.The uncommon dustwrappers are present as is the slipcase. A lovely set of this, one of the underrated books of the press.

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         Revolución!! Perhaps the earliest and most important manuscript of the Cuban Revolution in private hands. All the Moncada Prisoners sign a letter of appreciation to champions of their cause: "...our tasks are firm to serve the ideals, our formula of action demands continuity of our efforts that is why from here we will fight...". This was probably smuggled out of Isle of Pines Prison when, days before, Castro wrote "History Will Absolve Me"

      The 2-page handwritten manuscript is dated December 6, 1953 and written on beige lined paper, and reads: "Kind and distinguished lady: Together with these sincere lines are attached the affection and respect from all my partners. I was motivated with the idea of writing you because of your admiration towards myself that made the fibers of my heart vibrate with an accelerated rate that was motivated by your eloquent lines. We read your poem and it left us all inspired by the kindness of your phrases, my partners and I, are very lovers of the poetry, that is why I take the opportunity to tell you that you are an excellent poetry writer. In those difficult moments that I used to have with frequency I will remember your beautiful thoughts and incomparable ideals, this has been the formula that with effectiveness have changed during these days my sadness towards happiness. You know that our tasks are firm to serve the ideals, our formula of action demands continuity of our efforts that is why from here we will fight continually for our improving starting with the education and now lady I only have to say good bye wishing you together with all your family all...in this year and in the next. Sincerely yours, Agustin D. Cartaya and his partners want to congratulate you and in proof of our sincere appreciation we want to send you the following signatures." The signatures follow: "Alcalde, Redondo, R. Castro, E. Camara, Juan Almeida, Andres Garcia, Mario Chanes, Francisco Gonzalez, Rosendo Menendes, Orlando Cortes, Gabriel Gil, Jose Ponce, Fidel Castro, Pedro Miret, Eduardo Rodriguez, Fidel Labrador, Ernest Tizol, Jesus Montane, Jose Suarez, Armando Mestro Martinez, Israel Tapanes, Julio Diaz, Benitez, Rene Bedia, Ramiro Valdes, Eduardo Montano and who subscribes Agustin D. Cartaya". This last signature, Cartaya, is the author of the manuscript.

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         Some Faces in the Crowd (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

      Random House New York: Random House, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Schulberg to his top editor, Saxe Commins, in the year of publication on the verso of the half-title page: "For Saxe / Dear friend and guide through all these many years. Looking forward to many more fruitful hours and years of work together / Yours affectionately / Budd / April 17, 1953." Saxe Commins, along with Bennett Cerf of Random House, encouraged Schulberg to expand a series of short stories in Liberty magazine into a novel, which eventually became "What Makes Sammy Run?" Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. A bit of foxing to the edges of the boards; jacket is lightly rubbed and nicked at the corners, with a bit of the usual toning to the spine panel. The first story in this collection, "Your Arkansas Traveler," is the basis for Elia Kazan's under appreciated and brutal film noir, "A Face in the Crowd," starring Andy Griffith, Patricia O'Neal and Walter Matthau. Schulberg signed a lot of books after penning the screenplay to "On the Waterfront" in 1954, but inscriptions dated prior to that time are most uncommon. A powerful association between Schulberg and his first major editor, the man who literally introduced him to the limelight.

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         Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [very light soiling to bottom edges of covers, slight bumping to bottom corners; jacket spine a bit browned, light wear at corners]. (B&W photographs, diagrams) Very attractive copy of this important early "state of the technology" symposium about computers, in which "the contributions of twenty-four well-known experts have been brought together to give a clear account of modern digital computing machines, their history, theory and design, and their application to industry, commerce and scientific research." The editor, later Baron Bowden, as a noted English scientist, and quite prescient about the future impact of computer technology. (It's worth nothing that there is only one American listed among the contributing experts, Mr. R. Stuart-Williams of RCA Laboratories in Princeton, N.J. My favorite name among the contributors: Miss Cicely M. Popplewell, Royal Society Computing Laboratory, Manchester University.)Chapter 25, written by Dr. A.M. Turing (often referred to as "the father of computer science and artificial intelligence) is entitled "Digital Computers Applied to Games," in which it's discussed "how a digital computer can be made to play chess -- it does so rather badly, and how it plays draughts [checkers] -- it does so quite well." Also described in the chapter is Nimrod, "a special simple machine which was built to entertain the public during the [1951] Festival of Britain," and notable in computing history as having been the first digital computer designed exclusively to play a game (in this case Nim, a mathemetical game of strategy). Stamped on both endpapers: Technical Library; Property of Leach Corporation, 5915 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles 3, California. .

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         Love Among the Ruins: A Romance of the Near Future [*SIGNED* limited edition]

      London: Chapman & Hall. Near Fine. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (no dust jacket) [very nice copy, a trace of wear at spine ends, slightly uneven fading to cloth]. (line drawings) SIGNED by the author on the limitation pages, which states: "This edition is limited to 350 copies of which 300 are for sale. This is no. 313". Short novel set in a dystopian future Britain, in which the protagonist works at a euthanasia center; he falls in love with a bearded woman who is a "priority case" (but doesn't want to die), and they run off together, but things don't go well.(Hence, dystopia.) The book is illustrated by "decorations by various eminent hands including the author's." Although it lacks its original glassine dust jacket, it's now protected by a mylar covering.Signed by Author .

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         ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF MARTHA FLOWERS

      New York. 17 February 1953.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 23.5 x 18 cm (9.25 x 7.25 inches). Fine. A vintage portrait of the young singer, then in the ascendance of her career, less than a year after her role as St. Settlement in the Broadway revival of FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS. This print bears Van Vechten's blindstamp, and on the verso his ink studio stamp. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. There is a print of another negative from the same sitting, albeit dated in the catalogue entry a week earlier - an impossibility as it is separated from this photograph by only one other exposure and the set and dress are identical - in the LC Van Vechten photo archive. KELLNER G434.

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         Johnny Guitar (First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Some tanning to page edges, and a few minute rubs to the jacket, else a lovely copy. Basis for the groundbreaking 1954 western directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Joan Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge and Sterling Hayden. No matter how many times you watch it, it just gets weirder. A sharp copy.

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         Surrealistische Publikationen. Heft 1 und 2. (= Alles Erschienene).

      94,32 S. mit zusammen 18 Abbildungen, Illustr. Orig.-Broschur. Erste Ausgabe.- Mit Texten und. Illustrationen von Paul Celan, Werner Riemerschmied, Walter Behrens, Victor Brauner, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, André Breton, Hans Arp, Benjamin Péret, Edgar Jené, Antonin Artaud, Rudolf Wittkopf, Max Hölzer, Franz Rogler, Julien Gracq u.a.- Heft 1 mit der Baubinde " Die erste Manifestation der AVANTGARDE AUF GEISTIGEM UND SOZIALEM GEBIET in deutscher Sprache".- Gutes Exemplar.

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         CASE OF THE GREEN-EYED SISTER (Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1953. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE GREEN-EYED SISTER. New York: William Morrow, (1953). First Edition. A FINE bright copy in a NEAR FINE priced dust jacket (tiny bit of edge wear). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Tee, who swings a wicked pen -- with love from one damn good writer to another. Yours, Erle." Underneath this, he has signed his full name "Erle Stanley Gardner." Not much is known of the recipient as yet, other than she did write a story for Argosy Magazine in the late 1940s that appeared in the same issue as one of Gardner's. Erle Stanley Gardner occasionally signed copies of his books for friends and people he worked with but rarely did he inscribe a book so intimately. See our other copies from the same primary source by using key words Tee Rose.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Charles Lofgren.

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         CASE OF THE HESITANT HOSTESS (Intimately Inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1953. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE HESITANT HOSTESS. New York: William Morrow, (1953). First Edition. A FINE bright copy (two tiny points of rub at the tips of one spine gutter) in a VERY GOOD priced dust jacket (small chip to the spine tip, publication date inked under the front flap, light foxing to the back panel, tiny bit of edge wear). Exceptional INSCRIPTION by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Tee Rose/ Who has more good unwritten books in her brain than I have ever written & who needs only health & faith in herself to get them written./ With love/ Yours, Erle." Underneath this, he has signed his full name "Erle Stanley Gardner/May 1953." Not much is known of the recipient as yet, other than she did write a story for Argosy Magazine in the late 1940s that appeared in the same issue as one of Gardner's. Erle Stanley Gardner occasionally signed copies of his books for friends and people he worked with but rarely did he inscribe a book so intimately. See our other copies from the same primary source by using key words Tee Rose. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Charles Lofgren.

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         Revolución!! Perhaps the earliest and most important manuscript of the Cuban Revolution in private hands. All the Moncada Prisoners sign a letter of appreciation to champions of their cause: "...our tasks are firm to serve the ideals, our formula of action demands continuity of our efforts that is why from here we will fight...". This was probably smuggled out of Isle of Pines Prison when, days before, Castro wrote "History Will Absolve Me"

      The 2-page handwritten manuscript is dated December 6, 1953 and written on beige lined paper, and reads: "Kind and distinguished lady: Together with these sincere lines are attached the affection and respect from all my partners. I was motivated with the idea of writing you because of your admiration towards myself that made the fibers of my heart vibrate with an accelerated rate that was motivated by your eloquent lines. We read your poem and it left us all inspired by the kindness of your phrases, my partners and I, are very lovers of the poetry, that is why I take the opportunity to tell you that you are an excellent poetry writer. In those difficult moments that I used to have with frequency I will remember your beautiful thoughts and incomparable ideals, this has been the formula that with effectiveness have changed during these days my sadness towards happiness. You know that our tasks are firm to serve the ideals, our formula of action demands continuity of our efforts that is why from here we will fight continually for our improving starting with the education and now lady I only have to say good bye wishing you together with all your family all...in this year and in the next. Sincerely yours, Agustin D. Cartaya and his partners want to congratulate you and in proof of our sincere appreciation we want to send you the following signatures." The signatures follow: "Alcalde, Redondo, R. Castro, E. Camara, Juan Almeida, Andres Garcia, Mario Chanes, Francisco Gonzalez, Rosendo Menendes, Orlando Cortes, Gabriel Gil, Jose Ponce, Fidel Castro, Pedro Miret, Eduardo Rodriguez, Fidel Labrador, Ernest Tizol, Jesus Montane, Jose Suarez, Armando Mestro Martinez, Israel Tapanes, Julio Diaz, Benitez, Rene Bedia, Ramiro Valdes, Eduardo Montano and who subscribes Agustin D. Cartaya". This last signature, Cartaya, is the author of the manuscript.

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         SILVER CHAIR

      1953. 1. LEWIS,C.S. THE SILVER CHAIR. NY: Macmillan 1953 (1953). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), cloth, 208p., Fine in dust wrapper (dw has 3" wide x 3/4 inch piece off top of back panel, small piece off top of spine which is faded). Stated 1st printing of the 4th Narnia fantasy, where the children follow hidden clues to free the prince and return him to Narnia. Illustrated in black and white by PAULINE BAYNES.

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         SOME WOMEN WON'T WAIT (Double-Inscribed By the Author)

      New York: William Morrow, 1953. FAIR, A. A. {actually:} Gardner, Erle Stanley. SOME WOMEN WON'T WAIT. New York: William Morrow, (1953). First Edition. A NEAR FINE Bright copy (one very tiny chip to lower spine corner, some stray bits of paper stuck to the back cover which are easily removable). In a VERY GOOD Original Dust Jacket which is complete but has noticeable creasing, some closed tears, and light chipping along the edges. On the front endpaper, the author has inscribed: "To Tee, who slings a wicked pen but won't admit it. With love from both A. A. Fair and Erle Stanley Gardner/September 1953." Gardner has signed his name as usual but, also as usual, has signed "A. A. Fair" in his alter ego's "signature.". Signed by Author. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Charles Lofgren.

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         Casino Royale - 1st Edition/1st Impression

      London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1953. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A stunning First Edition/First Impression in the original cloth, Fine condition in first state dustwrapper, minute rubbing, spine ends benefitted from minor professional restoration to the back. Contains all first state points, rear panel has pencil drawing of Ian Fleming by Bartlett, with blurb about Fleming's life below. Front flap has blurb with jacket credit immediately below. No Times review. Rear flap is blank but for title, author, Cape & price of 10s 6d in bottom left corner. Said to be a print run of less than 4,750 copies, a large number of which about half went to public libraries. Rare in this condition, a legendary piece of movie and spy novel history. Housed in custom made clam-shell case; Ian Fleming's legendary first James Bond novel, released on 13th April, 1953, with monsieur Le Chiffre, the treasurer of a Soviet-backed trade union in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, running a baccarat game in the casino at Royale-les-Eaux, France, in order to recover union money he lost in a failed chain of brothels. Basis for the 21st Bond movie with Daniel Craig and Eva Green as Bond Girl Vesper Lynd .

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         CHILDHOOD'S END

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. cloth.. A very good copy in good dust jacket with wear at edges, a bit of. fading to spine panel, some dust soiling to rear panel, 27 mm closed. tear at bottom edge of rear spine fold with small associated chip. from lower spine end. (#140045). First edition. Signed inscription by Clarke to a New York book editor on the front free endpaper. An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-44. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41.

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         AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

      [New York]: Gnome Press, Inc.,. [1953]. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A stunning copy. (#140044). First edition. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-98. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77.

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         Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids. A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid AND Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids WITH Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate + Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic A

      London: Nature, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Ex-Library. [581]-1168 pages. Exlibrary, 3/4 cloth over marbled boards. Occasional library stamps in the text. Together, these papers announce the beginning of what we now know as molecular biology, and represent the discovery of DNA, today a household word. It is hard to understate the importance of this work and although recent articles have disputed whose genius was primary in the discovery, it is clear that all of these scientists were key contributors. Watson, Crick, and Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1962 for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nuclear acids and its significance for information transfer in living material. A cornerstone to any collection in biology or 20th century medicine. Garrison and Morton 256.3 The present volume is the entire first half of Volume 171, covering April 4, 1953 to June 27, 1953.A more detailed description of the papers is available upon request. Good.

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         [Caption Title]: Ford Armando

      B. Aires: Ford Armando. 1953. Double spiral-bound in full leather with applied engraved silver presentation label (marked "900" and "Industria Argentina") pierced with a small silk braided ribbon. [60]pp., of photographic images. No text. Some modest wear to the leather boards, silver label tarnished, small marks on a couple images, but overall near fine. Silver presentation label reads: "To Arthur J. Wieland as a Souvenir of the Inauguration of the Agency Ford Armando. June 30th, 1953. B. Aires, R.Argentina. The photos are of exceptional quality, and depict the ceremonies surrounding the opening of the car dealership, the notables and gathered crowds (which we are reasonably certain include Argentina's then-President Juan Peron), the physical agency, the cars and buses, etc. Wieland was vice president of Ford International at the time, and was largely responsible for the growth of Ford in South America, particularly in Argentina and Brazil. .

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         Nelson’s Letters from the Leeward Islands and Other Original Documents in the Public Record Office and the British Museum

      1953. [GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. [NELSON, Horatio]. Nelson’s Letters from the Leeward Islands and Other Original Documents in the Public Record Office and the British Museum: Edited by Geoffrey Rawson with Notes by Professor Michael Lewis and Engravings by Geoffey Wales. [London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953.Limited to 300 numbered copies printed on pure rag paper (this copy being No. 213). Quarto (12 5/16 x 7 1/2 inches; 313 x 191 mm.). [4, blank], 73, [1, colophon] pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece, title vignette, head-pieces, and map. Printed in Perpetua type. “Christopher Sandford designed, produced and published this book at the Golden Cockerel Press, London” (Colophon).Original red, white, and blue cloth stamped in gilt on covers and lettered in gilt on spine. Small red ink stamp on front free endpaper. A near fine copy.Cave & Manson 191.

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         Appendices ad Hainii-Copingeri Repertorium Bibliographicum: Additiones et Emendationes: [Two Volumes]

      Milano: Gorlich Editore. (1953). Reprint. Quartos. Two volume set with volume one containing Fasciculus I-IV: 206pp., 208pp., 216pp., 208pp., and volume two containing Fasciculus V and VI (199pp. 190pp.) plus Indices 328pp., and Supplementum 109pp. and Index Auctorum Generais CXXXV. Text in Latin / Italian. Owner's name neatly printed on front endpapers, some pen marginalia, small tidemark on bottom page edges of volume one (not affecting text), hinge cracked on volume two, still a very good set. .

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         Lovely presidential Dwight D. Eisenhower signed photograph with three line inscription

      President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a large 11 x 14 black and white photograph of himself, with a long inscription that reads: "For Ambassador Philip K. Crowe with best wishes to a distinguished citizen of this country. (signed) Dwight D. Eisenhower". Phillip K. Crowe had a long and distinguished career as an American diplomat to Ceylon, South Africa, Norway and Denmark, and as a conservationist and author. A super image with bold signature, minor skipping affects about four letters of the inscription.

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         AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

      AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT, Gnome Press, 1953, first edition, fine in like dust-wrapper. The authors first novel begun in 1937. signed by the author on a bookplate laid in.

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         Four Stoppages

      Stuttgart, Germany: Jonathan Williams / Jargon. 1953. First. First edition. Graphics by Charles Oscar. Large folio stiff card sheet, folded to make eight large pages. Small stain on last panel, modest age-toning, one small corner with archival repair, very good or better. Limited to 200 unnumbered copies. Issued as Jargon 5. Fragile and scarce. .

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         CHILDHOOD'S END

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. cloth.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with shelf wear and shallow loss. at spine ends, light wear to upper corner tips, some rubbing along. outer hinges, several closed tears at edges with a couple of internal. tape mends, and light sunning to spine panel with title lettering and. "BB" imprint on spine faded. Still a fairly attractive example of the. jacket on a very nice copy of the book. (#130829). First edition. An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-44. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41.

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         FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP

      1953. 3. BROOKS,WALTER. FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP. NY: Knopf 1953 (1953). 8vo, cloth, Fine in very slightly worn dust wrapper. Stated 1st ed. Freddy the Pig and the crew travel to Mars! Illustrated in b&w by KURT WIESE. Nice copy. SOLD WITH A FINE 1 PAGE LETTER FROM BROOKS in which he mentions the title offered here,, typed on his personal stationery including the envelope. The text of the letter reads: "I called at Mrs. V's yesterday to look at some books, and in the course of the conversation with her daughter, told her of the children's books I have written. She said none of them were in your library, and I thought you might be interested in trying them, so am sending you a copy of a promotion piece we got out for Book Week a number of years ago. This is a newspaper published by the hero of the stories, Freddy, the pig on the Bean farm. There are now twenty titles in the series - the latest being Freddy and the Space Ship. The books are published by Alfred Knopf and as to their popularity and suitability, I can refer you to any of the reference works dealing with children's literature. By the way, if you are ever disposing of any discards, or gift books, in good condition, I would be interested in making an offer for them. It occurs to me that Mrs. T, from whom I bought some books a year or so ago, may have mentioned my books to you. Sincerely, Walter Brooks." It sounds like Brooks was a book collector as well as an author!

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         MISSION BELL

      1953. 1. POLITI,LEO. THE MISSION BELL. NY: Scribner 1953 A. Oblong 4to, cloth, fine in near fine dust wrapper. 1st edition. Illustrated in color. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY POLITI TO HIS COUSIN, DATED CHRISTMAS 1953. Nice copy.

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         Water colour painting of the Construction of the Brevoort Apartments on Fifth Avenue in New York City

      New York: circa, 1953. Fine condition in attractive wood frame. Image size approximately 15 x 18 inches.overall matted, glazed and framed 22 x 25 inches Signed lower left The colours of the red steel skeleton of the Breevort apartments under constructionare are strong and vibrant in this Fifth Avenue street scene. Visible around the construction site are One Fifth Avenue Hotel and the street sign for 5th Avenue and 9th Street, and in the foreground a terrace with laid tables of another famous hotel. A most attractive and interesting New York City scene .

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         In Cold Hell in Thicket

      Palma de Mallorca: Divers Press / Origin, 1953. First Edition. Small square octavo (21cm x 18cm). Issued as Origin 8. Original plain wrappers in patterned, printed dustjacket; unpaged [63pp]. Inscribed by Olson on front endpaper: "for Ben & Bernarda Shahn / with love / Charles Olson," undated. Dustwrapper and endpapers toned and foxed, else Very Good. "Charles Olson" hand-lettered on spine, probably in either Ben or Bernarda's hand. A notable association copy of a major Olson collection. Olson and Shahn met as co-workers at the Office of War Information in WWII, where they collaborated on Olson's first published book, a pamphlet titled Spanish Speaking Americans in the War. In 1951, Olson invited Shahn onto the faculty of Black Mountain College, where Ben and Bernarda spent a summer teaching painting and graphic arts; among the Shahns' students were Robert Rauschenberg, Suzi Gablik and Francine du Plessix Gray (who quickly, perhaps wisely, switched to studying poetry with Olson).

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         THE DEMOLISHED MAN

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. [1953]. cloth-backed boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#126663). First edition. Winner of the 1953 Hugo award for best novel and runner-up for the 1954 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-17. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 7. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 529-32.

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         Untitled, pencil on paper, signed

      n.p, 1953. Image 9-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches; matted and framed. . Fine condition . Herman Armour Webster (1878-1970) was born in New York City and attended Yale, graduating in 1900. He then moved to Paris and studied painting and etching at the Jullien Academy. In 1905 four of his etchings were shown at the Paris Salon, and in 1907 he became an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, in London; he subsequently became a member of the Societe National des Beaux Arts in Paris. His work is represented in the collections of the Musee Nationale du Luxenburg, Paris, as well as the Library of Congress, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Chicago Art Institute, among others

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        Casino Royale - 1st Edition/1st Impression

      Jonathan Cape London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1953. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A stunning First Edition/First Impression in the original cloth, Fine condition in first state dustwrapper, minute rubbing, spine ends benefitted from minor professional restoration to the back. Contains all first state points, rear panel has pencil drawing of Ian Fleming by Bartlett, with blurb about Fleming's life below. Front flap has blurb with jacket credit immediately below. No Times review. Rear flap is blank but for title, author, Cape & price of 10s 6d in bottom left corner. Said to be a print run of less than 4,750 copies, a large number of which about half went to public libraries. Rare in this condition, a legendary piece of movie and spy novel history. Housed in custom made clam-shell case; Ian Fleming's legendary first James Bond novel, released on 13th April, 1953, with monsieur Le Chiffre, the treasurer of a Soviet-backed trade union in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, running a baccarat game in the casino at Royale-les-Eaux, France, in order to recover union money he lost in a failed chain of brothels. Basis for the 21st Bond movie with Daniel Craig and Eva Green as Bond Girl Vesper Lynd .

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