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         Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1953. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unblemished throughout, covers unmarked with red heart motif and lettering still very much bright. A near fine copy.

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         Appogiatures

      - Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1953, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 100 numerata sul filo puro, edizione deluxe. libro illustrato, frontespizio, un ritratto dell'autore di Modigliani e un testo di disegno-out di Hans Bellmer. Molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'un portrait de l'auteur par Modigliani et d'un dessin hors-texte de Hans Bellmer. Très bel exemplaire. 

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         Original Book Illustrations for 'The Bronte Story' by Margaret Lane [Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights]

      Heinemann, London 1953 - Ten original scraper-board illustrations for Margaret Lane's 1953 'Reconsideration of Mrs. Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Bronte' executed by the wood engraver and book illustrator Joan Hassall. Each of the illustrations is executed on prepared black ink and white-coloured card with annotations in pencil and black ink, five signed with monogram; various sizes. The images are reproduced in the published book (accompanying these illustrations) at two-thirds of Hassall's dimensions. Provenance: compliments card of 'John G. Murray. 5 Albemarle Street' Chap II 'Haworth Parsonage' tailpiece (p.41) showing the children walking on the moors above Howarth Chap III 'Cowan Bridge. reduce by 1/3' tailpiece (p.57) showing a child - perhaps Charlotte - at a high desk Chap IV 'The Bronte Children' (p.58) fireside scene of the children with Ellen Nussey, reproduced at the beginning of Chapter 'IV: The Secret World'. Chap V 'Miss Woolers', tail-piece (p.83) distant view of Roe Head Chap VI 'Growing Up' (p.84) Bronte sisters and Branwell at the piano in Haworth Parsonage Chap VII 'Ambitions & Frustrations' (p.104) head-piece shows Charlotte teaching young children Chap XI 'Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell' (p.174) head-piece looking down Haworth Street Chap XI Patrick Bronte's spectacles atop the triple-decker Jane Eyre - tail-piece (p.190) Chap XII 'Taste of fame' (p.191) head-piece showing Charlotte sitting in her bedroom looking across Howarth churchyard to the church in darkness Frequently compared to Bewick, Joan Hassall (1906-1988) shared the master's 'particular affinity for creating small head and tail-pieces' (Horne, 1994) here using the scraper-board technique that she adopted after developing arthritis. Lee describes her as 'one of the finest illustrators of her time; sensitive to text, intelligent, incisive but tender, and with an eye to the niceties of period depiction to satisfy the purist' (Lee, 1986). Margaret Lane, Countess of Huntingdon, is best known for her study of Beatrix Potter and this biography of the Brontes in which she attempted to retell Mrs Gaskell's ground-breaking biography of Charlotte Bronte. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Oeuvres illustrées par DUBOUT.

      Imprimerie Nationale/ André Sauret. 1953 - L’ Avare- Le bourgeois gentilhomme-L’ école des femmes-les pércieuses ridicules-Les Femmes savantes-Les fourberies de Scapin-Le médecin malgré lui-Le Malade imaginaire-Le Misanthrope- Sganarelle-Tartuffe. 173 illustrations en couleurs, coloriées à la main par Maurice Beaufumé, d'après les aquarelles d’ Albert Dubout. Un des 500 exemplaires sur grand vergé d’ Arches comprenant une suite en noir, numérotés de I à CCCCC. 8 volumes brochés au format 20x25, illustrés, de 183,214,209,217,209,228,195 et 211 pages, sous couverture rempliée, papier cristal, emboîtage bleu et or. Très légers frottements sur emboîtages, ouvrages en eux-mêmes comme neuf. Imprimerie Nationale/ André Sauret. 1953.Envoi rapide et soigné.

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         The Golden Apples of the Sun

      First edition. 8vo., original grey buckram, yellow lettering to spine. New York, Garden City, Doubleday and Co.

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         AFM 200-30 Airforce Manual. Intelligence Regional Photo Interpretation Series. Antarctica.

      [Washington, Government Printing Office], August 1953. 4to. Original grey cloth, lettered in black; pp. vi, 171, highly illustrated after photographs, including one image of Scott's expedition base seen from above, two folding maps in rear pocket, one rather spectacular one in colour covering Antarctica and the Southern tips of three continents (85 x 125 cm); provenance: Richard Blackburn Black, author of the essay Geographical Operations from East Base, United States Antarctic Service Expedition (1945), with his name and stamp, restricted stamp on front cover, duplicate from Robert Keith Headland's (BAS) library. Probably the first substantial publication of the technicalities of navigating to and over Antarctica, restricted. The last chapter discusses human habitation on the continent. 'Freshly-baked bread in this "deep-freze" will taste as fresh the day it is unfrozen as the day it was baked' accompanies a photo of loaves of bread in an open box. COPAC locates a single copy, at Southampton University.

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         I santi Tolomeo, Romano e compagni Martiri di Nepi studio storico-critico

      GROTTAFERRATA: Scuola Tipografica Italo-Orientale ""S.Nilo"", 1953. brossura. BUONO. 18 26. USATO

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         Bol\'šaja sovetskaja enciklopedija

      Moskva Izdatel\'stvo Sovetskaja Enciklopedija, 1953. 2. Auflage, 53 Bände Ledereinband Gepflegtes ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit den üblichen Kennzeichnungen - innen (z.B. Stempel, Barcode und/oder Inventarisierungsnummer); Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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         Bol'šaja sovetskaja enciklopedija

      Moskva Izdatel'stvo Sovetskaja Enciklopedija, 1953 - Gepflegtes ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit den üblichen Kennzeichnungen - innen (z.B. Stempel, Barcode und/oder Inventarisierungsnummer); , Preis inkl. MwSt. . Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 107000

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         [Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften] The Man without Qualities : Volume 1: A Sort of Introduction / The Like of it Now Happens (I); Volume 2: The Like of it Now Happens (II); Volume Three: Into the Millennium (The Criminals)

      London: Secker & Warburg [through 1960], 1953. Translated from the German and with a foreword by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. Tall 8vo: xxxv,[1],365,[3]; vii,[1],454; xi,[3],445,[1]pp. Uniformly bound in publisher's forest green cloth, spines stamped in gilt within brown title blocks, blue (vol. I) and beige (vols. II-III) leather-effect dust jackets printed in green and black and priced, respectively, 25s, 25s, and 35s. About Fine, bindings square, tight and secure; pages crisp and clean, marred only by dust-soiled and spotted top edges. Jackets of vols. I and III Near Fine or better, without chips or tears, spine panels (as often) lightly browned but type crisp with no loss of color; volume II jacket about Near Fine, spine panel moderately browned, front and back panels lightly spotted. Withal, an unusually well preserved set, and scarce thus. First English-language edition of Musil's unfinished literary landmark, set in early 20th-century Vienna (the fourth volume, Into the millennium [The criminals] II, unfinished at Musil's death, was not published in English until 1996). "To call Robert Musil's novel Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften a monumental work may well be an understatement. . . . [T]he novel has become Musil's magnum opus, establishing the author as one of the great observers of Central European life in the first half of the twentieth century, and providing a landmark of modernist storytelling that will stand alongside other great novels of Modernism, such as Joyce's Ulysses and Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu . . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine- / Near Fine.

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         Sud. -

      Librairie Plon, Masson et CIe 1953 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 245 pp. Couverture beige imprimée. Avec 4 illustrations de Charles Shoup. Bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE illustrée de 4 gravures de Charles Shoup tirées hors-texte en bistre. Un des 150 exemplaires hors commerce sur papier Alfa mousse des papeteries Navarre. Envoi autographe signé de Julien Green à Jean Paulhan. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY

      Washington, DC 1953 - ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY. Washington, DC: 1953. 12 volumes. Interiors clean and tight, a few volumes have slight cover soil. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Minister.

      The Montgomeryshire Printing Co., Newtown, Montgomeryshire., 1953. First edition. Octavo. Stiff wrappers. The author's scarce third book. A sixteen page poem.Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title page by the author to his son Gwydion who was eight year old at the time: "For Gwydion - Easter 1953 *". As with his first two publications, RST also financed the publication of The Minister, which had been commissioned by the BBC. It was the last time he would resort to such measures. Soon after its publication he told the poet Raymond Garlick: "I am so hard up that I have almost ceased buying books. I hope the necessity for publishing my own stuff is over." With the publication of Song at the Year's Turning (1955) his wish came true.The staples which had begun to rust have been removed, presumably by one of the Thomases. Very good indeed in very good dustwrapper torn and creased at top corner of upper panel.

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         Two Epigrams of Fealty [together with] Galsworthy and Gawsworth

      1953 - Two volumes. First edition. 16mo., original wrappers. London, Privately printed for Members of the Court. Each number 17 of 30 copies, printed by John Gawsworth. A fine copy, housed in a blue cloth Solander box, lettered in gilt on a matching blue morocco label inset on the upper cover and ruled in gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         DE RERUM NATURA LIBRI SEX ITERUM RECENSUIT JOSEFUS MARTIN

      B.G.TEUBNERI, Lipsiae 1953 - BIBLIOTHECA SCRIPTORUM GRAECORUM ET ROMANORUM TEUBNERIANA LATINO Rilegatura editoriale in mezza tela, con piatti cartonati verdi e titoli neri, ingialliti ai bordi e con lievissimi segni del tempo, dorso scolorito e con lievissimi segni di usura, pagine leggermente ingiallite dal tempo

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         Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research

      Volume XXXI/1953 - 79/2001 No. 317 (165 Bände), London, Selbstverlag, 1953 ff., Jahrgänge XXXI/1953-XXXVIX/1961 in Halbleinenordnern der Zeit gebunden, ab Jahrgang XL/1962 je 4 Hefte in einem Sammelordner, ab Jahrgang LIV/1976 No. 217 Hefte einzeln, Dazu: 1 Tafelband, Specialpublications No. 7-11, 14, Zustand 2 ZUSAMMEN

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         Truman Refuses Subpoena by House Un-American Affairs Committee—A Tale of Russians, Spies, and Partisan Politics in America

      1953 - Typed Letter Signed ("Harry S. Truman"), as former President, to Congressman Harold H. Velde, chairman of the Committee on Un-American Activities, November 11, 1953. 2 1/2 pp., 4to, marked "For Immediate Release." With clipping of New York Times account of November 13, 1953. Signed copy of his letter to chairman Velde, evidently prepared for the press, explaining why he will not appear for the hearing. While former President Truman refused to testify on constitutional grounds, it appears that in this case, the Congressional committee was indeed on the trail of a Soviet informant, high in the U.S. government. Excerpt:"I feel constrained by my duty to the people of the United States to decline to comply with the subpoena. [citing precedents] "commencing with George Washington himself in 1796. Since his day Presidents Jefferson, Monroe, Jackson, Tyler, Polk, Fillmore, Buchanan, Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt have declined to respond to subpoenas of demands for information of various kinds by Congress." Citing Constitutional scholar Charles Warren: "In maintaining his rights against a trespassing Congress, the President defends not himself, but popular Government; he represents not himself but the People. The doctrine would be shattered, and the President, contrary to our fundamental theory of Constitutional Government, would become a mere arm of the Legislative Branch of the Government if he would feel during his term of office that his every act might be subject to official inquiry and possible distortion for political purposes."Historical BackgroundFollowing World War II, fear of Communism, and particularly of the Soviet Union, was widespread. This fear became known as the Second Red Scare, or "McCarthyism," named for Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy. From 1947-1957, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), investigated the loyalty of federal employees and attacked the American film industry, seeking to root out communists. In 1948, Whittaker Chambers, a former Soviet spy and Time magazine editor, testified to the House Un-American Affairs Committee (HUAC) that a network of communists had been working within the U.S. government since the 1930s. High profile spy cases, like those of Alger Hiss and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, fanned the political flames. As President, Harry Truman was reluctant to take a strong stand against HUAC and McCarthyism, because his Democratic party was frequently labeled as "soft on Communism."Late in 1953, the House Un-American Affairs Committee (separate from McCarthy's similar Senate committee) subpoenaed former President Harry S. Truman to answer questions related to the allegedly treasonous affairs of Harry Dexter White, the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. Truman had appointed White as director of the International Monetary Fund in 1946, despite warnings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that White was suspected of espionage. The committee wanted to know if Truman received the report personally. For unknown reasons, the Senate never learned of the report and confirmed White's nomination soon after Truman submitted it. A year later, in June 1947, White abruptly resigned his position after Attorney General Tom Clark ordered a federal grand jury to look into accusations made against him by a Soviet defector, Elizabeth Bentley. White testified before HUAC in August 1948 that he was not a communist and died ten days later from a massive heart attack. Despite his death, the case continued to fester, reinforced by accusations made by Whittaker Chambers and later by Senators William Jenner and Joseph McCarthy when the FBI revealed that it had warned Truman about White six weeks prior to his nomination.The House Un-American Affairs Committee took no further action against Truman. In 1959, Truman denounced HUAC as the "most un-American thing in the country today." Eviden. (See website for full description)

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         Casino Royale

      Jonathan Cape, UK 1953 - Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1953. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unblemished throughout, covers unmarked with red heart motif and lettering still very much bright. A near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         MAIA anno VI RIVISTA DI LETTERATURE CLASSICHE

      LOESCHER CHIANTORE, FIRENZE 1953 - INTERLINGUE Annualità completa composta da n. 3 fascicoli trimestrali ( il II ed il III usciti insieme), rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida in mezza tela, con piatti cartonati, dorso con titoli d'oro e con lievissimi segni del tempo, pagine brunite attorno ai testi. In italiano, tedesco ed alcune parti in latino e greco

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         HISTOIRE LIVRE VIII URANIE

      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1953 - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE In francese e greco, testo tradotto da Ph.E.Legrand, pagine ancora intonse e leggermente ingiallite da fattore tempo, tagli laterali non ben rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, con piccolo fregio tipografico e titoli neri al piatto, titoli al dorso, con lievi segni del tempo e bordi leggermente stanchi, piccolo strappo al piede

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         150 Years of Artists' Lithographs 1803-1953.

      Heinemann, London., 1953. First edition. Quarto. pp lxii + 123 plates, some in colour and tipped-in. Full parchment covers.One of 125 specially-bound numbered copies signed by the author and with an original colour lithograph by Graham Sutherland, numbered and signed by the artist.Some foxing to prelims. Spine foxed. Very good indeed in matching parchment slipcase which is a bit dusty. The lithograph is fine.

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         Invisible Man - Original first UK edition

      London Gollancz 1953 - A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1953. A very good+ book with one name to the front pastedown and to the corner of the ffep. Some browning to spine ends. A very solid copy without marks, stains or inscriptions. In a dust wrapper which is unclipped and has benefitted from some restoration to the spine and corners. Creasing to the top edge has also been smoothed and repaired. Currently the only copy of the first UK edition for sale – a very rare book which was reprinted by the bucket load by Gollancz in the following years. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Gesammelte Werke 23 Bände Ganzleder-Ausgabe

      Rowohlt, Hamburg, um 1953. - Dünndruckausgabe Buch der Mystik / Glanz und Elend der Kurtisanen / Eine dunkle Geschichte / Pariser Novellen / Die tödlichen Wünsche / Katharina von Medici / Nebenbuhler / Vater Goriot / Geschichte der Dreizehn / Künstler und Narren / Honorine / Die Lilie im Tal / Trollatische Geschichten / Der Landarzt / Ehefrieden / Modeste Mignon / Der Landpfarrer / Cäsar Birotteaus Grösse und Niedergang / Der Ehekontrakt / Heimliche Könige / Albert Savarus / Der Alchimist / Volksvertreter BR18F3 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4600 12°, 10 - 15 cm, gebunden, rotes flexibles, weiches Leder, Kopfgold, jeweils mit Schutzumschlag und in Pappschuber, außen etwas vergilbt, Bücher selbst aber in sehr schönem Zustand, wohl nicht gelesen, daher super Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         High Priest of California [bound with] Wild Wives

      (New York): Beacon, 1953. Fine. First edition. Paperback original. A beautiful, fine copy in wrappers as issued. A superb copy of this softcore but hardboiled novella about a sex cult in California that shows curious prescience. Also includes a second novella by Willeford (whose name is misspelled as "Williford" on the cover).

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         [Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften] The Man without Qualities : Volume 1: A Sort of Introduction / The Like of it Now Happens (I); Volume 2: The Like of it Now Happens (II); Volume Three: Into the Millennium (The Criminals)

      London: Secker & Warburg [through 1960], 1953. First Edition thus. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine. Translated from the German and with a foreword by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. Tall 8vo: xxxv,[1],365,[3]; vii,[1],454; xi,[3],445,[1]pp. Uniformly bound in publisher's forest green cloth, spines stamped in gilt within brown title blocks, blue (vol. I) and beige (vols. II-III) leather-effect dust jackets printed in green and black and priced, respectively, 25s, 25s, and 35s. About Fine, bindings square, tight and secure; pages crisp and clean, marred only by dust-soiled and spotted top edges. Jackets of vols. I and III Near Fine or better, without chips or tears, spine panels (as often) lightly browned but type crisp with no loss of color; volume II jacket about Near Fine, spine panel moderately browned, front and back panels lightly spotted. Withal, an unusually well preserved set, and scarce thus. First English-language edition of Musil's unfinished literary landmark, set in early 20th-century Vienna (the fourth volume, Into the millennium [The criminals] II, unfinished at Musil's death, was not published in English until 1996). "To call Robert Musil's novel Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften a monumental work may well be an understatement. . . . [T]he novel has become Musil's magnum opus, establishing the author as one of the great observers of Central European life in the first half of the twentieth century, and providing a landmark of modernist storytelling that will stand alongside other great novels of Modernism, such as Joyce's Ulysses and Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu . . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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         UR EXCAVATIONS TEXTS V LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE OLD-BABYLONIAN PERIOD

      The Trustees of the Two Museums, London 1953 - Folio. 80 pp. 142 plates. Pale geen cloth spine over printed boards. Plain white dust-jacket, torn in places. Scarce. The fifth volume of Texts excavated at Ur by the Joint Expedition of the British Museum and the University Museum of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Contains texts of two kinds, both belonging to the same age of ancient history, that which is usually given the general name of Old-Babylonian Period, comprising the Dynasties of Isin, Lasra, and the First Dynasty of Babylon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The True Voice of Feeling: Studies in English Romantic Poetry

      Pantheon Books, New York 1953 - First American edition. Slight wrinkling to the cloth on the front board, else near fine, without dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to American poet Edward Dahlberg: "for Edward whose true voice is not in doubt. Herbert 24/X/54." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         The Sleeping Princess : (The story of the ballet)

      Newman Wolsey, 1953. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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         Faster Than Thought - A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines

      Sir Isaac Pitman, London., 1953. First edition. Foreword by the Earl of Halsbury. Octavo. pp xx, 416. 19 plates. "It seems probable that we shall have a second Industrial Revolution on our hands before long. The first one replaced men's muscles by machines ... In the next revolution machines may replace men's brains and relieve them of much of the drudgery and boredom which is now the lot of so many white collar workers. No one has yet proposed a unit in which to measure 'brain power,' so one cannot express in numerical terms the help which the next generation of clerks may expect to receive from machines."An important symposium involving many of the top researchers of the day including Alan Turing who contributes to the chapter "Digital Computers Applied to Games". Corners bruised. Endpapers faintly spotted. Very good in good nicked, chipped and spotted dustwrapper defective at head and tail of spine.

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         Assignment in Eternity

      Fantasy Press, Reading 1953 - 256 Pages. Rare Variant Binding Not Shown In Currey Or Chalker, Similar To First Binding State, With Publisher's Name 3 Mm High On Spine, But In Blue Cloth With Gilt Lettering [This Is Not The Third Binding State Which Had Name 2 Mm High]. Fine, As New, In As New Jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Golden Apples Of The Sun (Inscribed By The Author)

      New York: Doubleday, 1953. First Edition (stated) . Grey Boards. Near Fine Book/Very Good + Dust Jacket. Joe Mugnaini. 250 Pp. Grey Boards Stamped In Yellow. A Bright Clean Book, Slight Edge Rubbing. Possibly One Of The Author's Own Copies, Inscribed "For ----- And ----- - With My Friendliest Good Wishes Always From Ray Bradbury March 21, 1953". [The Recipient Was A Long-Time Science Fiction Fan, A Fellow Member And An Officer Of The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Who Edited Their Publications And Wrote A Few Published Science Fiction Pieces; This Person Was The Dedicatee Of A Philip K. Dick Novel Some Years Later]. Dust Jacket Is Slightly Dusty And Rubbed, With Spine Panel A Little Faded To Light Yellow, A 1 Cm Closed Tear At Top Of Front Panel, And 1 Mm To 2 Mm Chipping At Spine Ends And Tips. A Very Early Inscription For This Book, Possibly The Earliest.

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         Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape 1960. Sixth impression. 218 pp. Publisher's original black boards with red heart motif to front cover & red lettering to spine. In pictorial green & red dust wrapper designed by Pat Marriott. Jacket not price-clipped. Dj slightly chipped at spine ends with slight wear to corners. Internally clean. No ownership names. Sixth impression of the author's first book. . Near Fine. Hardback. Reprint. 1953. 8vo..

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         The Ascent of Everest.

      1953 - London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. 8vo. Original cloth, in original dust-wrapper; pp. xx, 300; 64 illustrations from photographs including 8 coloured, maps, plans and illustrations to text; very slight rubbing to extremities and staining to spine of wrapper, spotting to fore-edge, else a very good copy, signed by the author John Hunt and other expedition members: Mike Westmacott, George Lowe, Michael Ward and George Band on fly-leaf and with a flyer for an illustrated lecture by Lowe and Westmacott loosely inserted. First edition, profusely signed. An account of the greatest mountaineering feat of the 20th century by the leader of the expedition Sir John Hunt. Provenance: From the collection of Henry Worsley, who tragically died in 2016 during an attempt to cross Antarctica and complete Shackleton's unfinished journey to the south pole. Henry Worsley was related of Frank Worsley who served on Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914â€"1916 as captain of the Endurance. Neate 135; Yakushi 269a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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         Complete Set of 14 First Edition James Bond Novels (In Facsimile): Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories including A View to a Kill and Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesties Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy and The Living Daylights.

      Shelton, CT: First Edition Library. Octavo, 14 volumes, original cloth. These are exact facsimiles of the Jonathan Cape first editions. Each are brand new in the original slipcases. British Secret Service agent James Bond, often referred to by his code name 007, first appeared in 1953 with the debut of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale, the first of twelve novels composing the series. Fleming completed a new novel annually at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica, two of which were published posthumously in 1964. James Bond has been portrayed on film by actors Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, in twenty-six productions.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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         Casino Royale

      Jonathan Cape, London 1953 - HARDBACK - A near fine book, free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. The black boards are clean, with unfaded red lettering to the spine. The dust wrapper is in very good condition with light chipping to the spine tips, also with shallow chipping to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. There is rubbing to the wrapper's extremities, with light general soiling to the rear panel. The book and dust wrapper are the correct UK first edition, first issue published by Jonathan Cape in very small numbers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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         Against the Fall of Night

      Gnome Press, New York 1953 - 223 Pp. Fine Book [Mere Touch Of Rubbing At Corners Of Spine, No Rubbing To Tips], In A Fine, As-New Dust Jacket. Book And Dj Were Protected By A Tightly Fitting Folding Heavy Plastic Protector, Hence No Wear To Boards Except A Few Small Areas On Ends Of Spine, But There Is A Little Foxing To The Endpapers Opposite Where The Dj Protector Folds Were Taped Together, No Tape Ever On Book Or Dj. Signed By Clarke And Dated By Him "2 Sept '56". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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         Fahrenheit 451 (Asbestos Binding)

      New York: Ballantine Books, Inc, 1953. First edition. Near Fine. A Fine copy of the author's masterpiece, in the rare asbestos binding. One of approximately 200 copies (although a letter from Bradbury suggests the number was closer to 215), this copy number 93. In Very Good+ to Near Fine condition with a hairline crack at the lower front joint (running about an inch), slight bumps to corners, but a clean, unread copy. (And a quick note about the crack: we have opted not to repair the binding, but the repair could easily be done and we would be happy to send to our bindery, at our expense, should the prospective purchaser wish.) Bradbury's most famous work, about a dystopian future where books are banned - and burned. "Fahrenheit 451" appears on the New York Public Library's list of books of the century and won the 1954 American Academy of Letters Award in Arts and Literature. Though the book is thought to be a comment on the political culture and McCarthyism at the time of its publication, the work also grew out of a number of ideas and themes Bradbury had explored in a few of his earlier published short stories. The book would later be adapted into a 1966 film directed by Francois Truffaut, which was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. In a contemporary review in The Chicago Sunday Tribune, writer August Derleth called the book "a savage and shockingly prophetic view of one possible future way of life…compelling.". Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books ]
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         The Coronation Album.

      London Coronation Book Club 1953 - Landscape folio, limited edition, number 54 of 252 copies, one of 200 copies containing 'United Kingdom Coins and First Day Covers of this Realm', signed Introduction by the Marquess of Aberdeen, photographs and reproductions mounted alongside text on stiff card leaves, a set of first day cover stamps mounted towards the end, pouch at rear containing a full set of commemorative coins and the 'Approved Souvenir Programme', publisher's crushed blue morocco onlaid with crowned ER monogram to upper cover and spine, all edges gilt, a little age-toned, otherwise a near-fine, complete copy. A stunning, comprehensive photographic and illustrative account, from the young Queen resplendent in the golden carriage to the crowds waiting patiently in the June rain for a glimpse of their new monarch. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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         Fahrenheit 451 (Asbestos Binding)

      New York: Ballantine Books, Inc, 1953. First edition. Near Fine. A Fine copy of the author's masterpiece, in the rare asbestos binding. One of approximately 200 copies (although a letter from Bradbury suggests the number was closer to 215), this copy number 93. In Very Good+ to Near Fine condition with a hairline crack at the lower front joint (running about an inch), slight bumps to corners, but a clean, unread copy. (And a quick note about the crack: we have opted not to repair the binding, but the repair could easily be done and we would be happy to send to our bindery, at our expense, should the prospective purchaser wish.) Bradbury's most famous work, about a dystopian future where books are banned - and burned. "Fahrenheit 451" appears on the New York Public Library's list of books of the century and won the 1954 American Academy of Letters Award in Arts and Literature. Though the book is thought to be a comment on the political culture and McCarthyism at the time of its publication, the work also grew out of a number of ideas and themes Bradbury had explored in a few of his earlier published short stories. The book would later be adapted into a 1966 film directed by Francois Truffaut, which was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. In a contemporary review in The Chicago Sunday Tribune, writer August Derleth called the book "a savage and shockingly prophetic view of one possible future way of life...compelling.". Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Little Steamroller A Story of Adventure, Mystery and Detection.

      London Max Parrish 1953 - First edition, 8vo., illustrated by Dorothy Craigie, endpapers browned, original pictorial boards, a little rubbed along extremities and at spine ends, browning to endpapers otherwise near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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