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      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1953. INTERLINGUE 0,41 A cura di J.Labourt, in francese con testo latino a fronte, pagine lievemente ingiallite causa tempo, con lieve fioritura e con barbe, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita al dorso, sempre al dorso appunti numerici, segni di usura da scaffalatura USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Someone Like You

      Alfred A. Knopf Inc. 1953 - First Edition, November 9 1953, 2nd impression, November, 1953. Signed on the first free endpaper in black ink by the author. Pages [359] tight to spine, Purple at the top. Clean and unmarked.Dust Jacket has been clipped and there are a few tiny chips on the back cover, and very small loss at the head. However, the colours are good with no fading on the spine. Protected in Brodart cover. The cream coloured covers are almost as new, with purple and pink device on front and title with authors name with gilt on spine.A black Borzoi logo on the rear cover. Overall, for a book of this age it is in rare condition and bears small marks from use. This book is a collection of short stories,[19]" some previously published in the New Yorker magazine, but all, especially one on wine [Taste] are worth reading and memorable." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Scott Robin Books]
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         The Elephant In East Central Africa A Monograph

      Rowland Ward Ltd 1953 - 150 pages, 4to., folding diagrammatic plate of the principle organs in a young adult female elephant, small closed tear to inner blank margin, publishers plain cloth, green leather label to upper board rubbed, similar title label to spine chipped with loss. the text very much like a typed document, the title page notes Rowland Ward as editor and publisher, nothing related to price or availability. COPAC lists copies in numerous UK libraries. Possibley published for presentation or for sale in a limited print run. the preface notes "each of the regional contributors has been prepared by a field naturalist selected for his recent and specialist knowledge" etc., Hill covers the evolution of the African Elephant, Barker The Elephants in Sudan, Stockley The Elephants In Kenya, Pitman The Elephants In Uganda, Offerman the Elephant In The Belgian Congo, Rushby The Elephant In Tanganyika, Gowers the African Elephant In History. there are occasional references to hunting experiences, poaching etc. A scarce and unusual book and more so being a Rowland Ward publication.

      [Bookseller: Hereward Books]
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         Hikmah : mingguan Islam populer. Tahun VI - 1953 - n° 23-24 (Lebaran), nn° 40-52

      Djakarta: Jajasan Hikmah, 1953. Livre. Bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Ed. originale. In-4. Djakarta (Jakarta), Jajasan Hikmah, 1953. 13 issues, one of which double, bound in one volume, 30 x 22 cm, 2 x 48 pp. - 11 x 24 pp., num. ill., quarter green cloth, illustrated covers preserved. Unofficial magazine of the Masyumi party, directed by former Indonesian prime-minister Mohammad Natsir. Contains a lot of political caricatures. Repeated stamps "Hak Milik 'Peladjar', Keluarga 'H. Zaenuddin'". Numerous irrelevant clippings pasted down in the 4 first issues, lack pp. 3-4 to num. 46, else very good..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1953 - Lx, 167 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Dj Priced 12S6d Net. Book Is Clean, No Names, Small Area Of Roughness On Front Free Endpaper May Be An Erased Inscription, Slight Rubbing And Fading, 1" Marginal Ink Line On First Page Of Preface. Dj Is Oversize With Considerable Wear And Two 1/2" Closed Tears Along Top Edge Due To Overlap, 1/8" Loss Across Top Edge Of Spine, Tiny Losses At Corners, Some Browning To Exposed Areas And To Top Edges Of Flaps, Spine With Foxing Spots. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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         Junkie. Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

      NY: Ace, (1953). NY: Ace. (1953). Burroughs' pseudonymous first book, a paperback original bound back-to-back with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Inscribed by Burroughs: "To Bob Jackson/ William S Burroughs/ for William Lee/ April 12, 1984." Junkie was a straightforward narrative of Burroughs' experiences with drugs; the publisher chose to release it couched in an anti-drug context, as a first person example of the horrors of drug use, and bound with a narcotic agent's memoir. Mild rubbing and creasing to the corners and joints; age toning to pages; very good in wrappers. Maynard & Miles A1. The beginning of one of the most influential literary careers of the second half of the 20th century. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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      New York: Ace, 1953. First Edition. Paperback. Very good. 1st edition, first book. Wrappers, very good, finer than others called very good and some called fine. Signed on the title in ink. The pro-drug wanderings of writing's man on a wire, and heroin's model literary champion, more amusing and erudite than most autobiographies, but like almost all bios it reveals how much of life is wasted, a consistent takeaway that's harder to hide than a nagging cough.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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         Lotto di 16 vedute di Milano.

      1953 - Le tre piccole, del 1959 e una grande del 1960 sono dedicate ai Giardini di Via Lusardi, quello di misura 58x50 cm su carta scura è una veduta interna della Basilica di Sant’Eustorgio, le altre tutte grandi sono: Interno di S. Ambrogio (1954), Giardini della Guastalla (1954), Piazza Cardinal Ferrari (1953), Verso sera in Via S. Paolo (1956), Chiesa di San Celso da Via Lusardi, Parco Sempione (1959), In Duomo. Le altre 4 vedute (una grande e tre piccole) sono viste interne dell’abitazione del pittore in Via Lusardi. I disegni sono tutti firmati dall’autore. Formato: Lotto di sedici vedute a matita colorata di cui sei di formato 48x33 cm, uno di formato 58x50 e nove di formato 66x48 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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         The Spirit of St. Louis

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1953 - First edition. Number 59 of the Presentation Edition, signed by Lindbergh. xii, [ii], 561, [1] pp. 8vo. Original red cloth stamped in gilt, original acetate dust jacket. Small tear to jacket, otherwise fine First edition. Number 59 of the Presentation Edition, signed by Lindbergh. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         Arthur Victor Coverley-Price (1901-1988) - 1953 Oil, Loch Affric

      1953 - DescriptionPresented in a decorative gilt frame, location inscribed on exhibition label on the reverse. Provence: label from Exhibition from the Studio Collection of Victor Coverley-Price. The Alpine Club, London. March 1988. Signed and dated. On board. ConditionCondition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and craquelure. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 5000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sulis Fine Art]
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         Farhang-e joghrafia Iran (Farhang-e jughrafiya'e Iran).

      Artash, 1328-1332 SH (1949-1953 AD). - Folio. 10 vols. Vol. 1 red half cloth with printed boards, vols. 2-10 blue cloth. With altogether 65 maps, of which 59 folding, several plates, portrait and a few text illustrations. An important standard work of Persian topography: H. A. Razmara's monumental gazetteer, or geographical dictionary, of modern Iran, "compiled and published in ten volumes by the Geography Department of Iran's Military Staff during the years 1328-1332 Sh./1949-1953. The [.] work provides an extensive amount of geographical, environmental and rural settlements" (Yeroushalmi, p. 81). In Farsi throughout. - Paper somewhat browned; spine of vol 4 sunned. Some notes in pencil. Collection stamps "ex libris eurasiasticis Dr. Jan von Loon, Herlenii". An uncommon set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Superb large photo, annotated on the verso as being by the German photographer Horst TAPPE, signed and inscribed, (Sir Noël, 1899-1973, Actor, Composer & Dramatist)

      1953 - "For Gaeter with best wishes", showing him three quarters length holding open a mirrored door so that you also see his reflection, 10" x 8" together with a fine silk menu from a Coronation Gala Dinner at the Cafe de Paris in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, at which Noel Coward was proving the Cabaret, the menu is decorated with the coronation coach at the bottom and a crown at the top, Cafe de Paris, 2nd June

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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         LA NATURA

      RIZZOLI, 1953. ITALIANO 0,16 N.603-605 della collana, traduzione e note a cura Balilla Pinchetti, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita al dorso, con lieve fioritura, segni di usura, piccole macche ed alcune impronte USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Casino Royale.

      London Jonathan Cape 1953 - First edition, in the first issue dust-jacket without the Sunday Times review on the upper flap, 8vo., publisher's black cloth lettered in red on spine and with heart design on upper cover, dust-jacket 'devised by the author', expert restoration to top edge of upper panel, spine ends and fold corners of flaps, otherwise it now presents as a near-fine (or better) example; preserved in a custom-made slip-case. 'Connoisseurs of realistic fiction will particularly note the careful documentation fo the Secret Service background, the chilling portrait of Le Chiffre, the authentic menace of SMERSH, and the sensual appeal of the girl in ''Soi Sauvage''.' The Author. Following a spell with Reuters and then as a stockbroker in the City, Fleming joined the Navy at the outbreak of War in 1939. As personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. he found the war "intensely exciting". When it was over, Lord Kemsley offered him the foreign managership of Kemsley newspapers. Fleming accepted on condition that he could have two months' holiday a year to spend at his house, Goldeneye, in Jamaica, where subsequently he did most of his writing, If his war experiences and his post-war job provided the background for his thrillers, Fleming maintained that it was his marriage to Anne, Viscountess Rothermere in 1952 that spurred him to start writing. Gilbert A1a (1.1). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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         Hic et Hec ou l’élève des R.P. Jésuites d’Avignon. Orné de 12 pointes sèches originales dues à un artiste réputé.

      Achevé d’écrire à Paris, 1953, Au « Phallus couronné » tenant boutique sur les degrez de la Grand’ Salle du Bon Foutoir, 1 vol. en feuilles (250 x 167), sous chemise cartonnée muette (sans l’étui), de (1) f. bl. - (6) ff. (titre, « Avec le Privilège du Roy », justificatif, avant-propos, 1 f. bl. - page du Chapitre I) - 75 pp. - (3) ff. (postface, 1 f. bl., achevé d’écrire) - (2) ff. bl. - 12 planches hors-texte.Très bel exemplaire. - Manuscrit sur papier vélin, écriture à l’encre rouge et noire très lisible.2 petites aquarelles originales (1 au justificatif et une à l’achevé d’écrire) et 12 pointes sèches libres attribuables à Suzanne Ballivet, mises en couleurs à l’aquarelle par l’artiste.Dans l’avant-propos de l’auteur de ce manuscrit il est précisé : « ( ) Nous n’avons pas voulu donner à cette œuvre de Mirabeau, une diffusion que son intérêt mériterait, car ce livre, tel qu’il est présenté, entièrement écrit à la main, ne s’adresse qu’à de rares amateurs, à qui rien n’échappe, de ce qui intéresse l’histoire des mœurs légères du XVIIIe siècle.Ce livre est orné de douze pointes sèches, rehaussées en couleurs, par la main de l’artiste même. Il n’est pas en vente. Donc son tirage est extrêmement limité à quelques exemplaires ».

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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         The Paris Review

      218 issues 1953-2016, Paris and New York - A rare complete run of the influential magazine from Issue One (Spring 1953) to 218 (Fall 2016). The Paris Review published early work by Jack Kerouac, Philip Larkin, V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Terry Southern, Adrienne Rich, Italo Calvino, Samuel Beckett, Nadine Gordimer, Jean Genet, and Robert Bly. Among the hundreds of writers interviewed for The Review's "Writers at Work" series, early subjects included Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Thornton Wilder, Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda, William Carlos Williams, and Vladimir Nabokov. Generally in very good or better condition. Further details on request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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         Der Deutsche Werkbund [Deckeltitel], Werbedienst-Druckerei, Berlin W35 / [Richard Riemerschmid]

      Zustand: Tadelloses Exemplar. Gelbe Illustr. Original-Broschur. Der Text ist gekürzt wiedergegeben in: Heinz Thiersch Richard Riemerschmid Wir fingen einfach an : Arbeiten und Aufsätze von Freunden und Schülern um Richard Riemerschmid zu dessen 85. Geburtstag, München : R. Pflaum, 1953.

      [Bookseller: Aaronantiquariat]
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         Verve VII, 27/28 *

      Imprimerie Draeger, Paris 15.1.1953. - Relié 37 x 27, couverture illustrée couleur créée spécialement par Georges Braque pour ce flamboyant numéro. Très frais. 29 lithographies en noir et en couleur de Borès (2), Braque (2),Chagall (7), Giacometti (2), Gromaire (2), Laurens (2), Léger (3), Masson (3), Matisse (3) et Miro (3), certaines à double page, et toutes tirées par Mourlot, en sus de nombreuses somptueuses planches en noir et en couleur, ces dernières contrecollées. Copieuse livraison de plus de 150 pages, dans lesquelles certains artistes ont pris la plume : Braque, Giacometti et Masson.Le court texte en prose d'Albert Camus, niché sous un élégant et sombre paysage italien de Balthus, "Peut-être", est un petit bijou de poésie et de philosophie.Le choix et la qualité des reproduction, en écho à la cohérence polychrome de l'ensemble - j'aime qu'y voisinent des oeuvres de tous temps, en font une magistrale livraison.Devenu bien rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: OH 7e CIEL]
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         Das Spiel um Deutschland

      Gebundene Ausgabe ohne SU . Paul List Verlag 1953 . Einband etwas angestaubt . Buchrücken etwas ausgeblichen .

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbuchhandel Lenk]
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         LA NATURA

      RIZZOLI, MILANO 1953 - BUR ITALIANO N.603-605 della collana, traduzione e note a cura Balilla Pinchetti, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita al dorso, con lieve fioritura, segni di usura, piccole macche ed alcune impronte

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1953].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second science fiction novel. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket (designed by Richard Powers) with a touch of wear to spine ends and front corner tips, 10 mm closed tear and associated wrinkle at top edge of front panel, mild rubbing along front flap fold, and some soiling to front panel that more-or-less blends in with the Powers illustration. A nice copy. (#150082)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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         Adventures of Augie March

      Viking New York 1953 - Signed first edition hardback. Signed "Saul Bellow" on the half title page. Top page edges stained orange, printed by Vail - Ballou, without review on back flap. Book is in near fine condition. Unclipped dust jacket is in very good plus condition with just light wear to spine ends and a few age spots. A clean, tight, fresh copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Different Drummer Books]
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         Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books, Inc., New York 1953 - Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1953. 8vo - 5-1/2" x 8". This edition of Fahrenheit 451 has been limited to 200 copies. It is specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Each copy numbered and signed by the author. This is copy No. 143. Some spotting and darkening to the fragile white asbestos boards as all copies of this edition are prone to. Also, there is minor shelf wear and bumping to the lower front corner. This book's interior is bright and clean, the hinges are both strong and the book remains tightly bound. This is a nice copy of a very scarce and desirable book. The condition of this book is VERY GOOD. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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         Nine Stories

      Little, Brown & Company, Boston 1953 - A lovely, Fine copy of Salinger's second book, bright, clean and sharp. First issue of the book with the two different paper stocks used, creating different toning to text block. Dust jacket Fine, unfaded and without chips or tears (just a slight crease near the crown), extremely rare in this condition. Housed in a full-leather clamshell case.Salinger's landmark collection of short stories, which includes "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "For Esme - with Love and Squalor." "A Perfect Day of Bananafish" was Salinger's first story to be published in the New Yorker, and would help establish his literary reputation. It was also the first story of his to contain a character from Salinger's famed Glass family. "For Esme - With Love and Squalor" was published in 1950 and would prove immensely popular - inundating Salinger with letters. Scholar Paul Alexander, in Salinger: A Biography refers to Esme as a "minor masterpiece". "JD Salinger's writing is original, first rate, serious and beautiful?from the outside, they are often very funny; inside, they are about heartbreak, and convey it; they can do this because they are pure." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Fine dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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         Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953.. First Impression, First Issue. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.218; [2], blank. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, tail edge untrimmed, in pictorial jacket designed by the author, showing the correct price of 10/6 to both flaps. Jacket fractionally oversized as often encountered. Edges a trifle spotted; jacket clean and bright with a few tiny edge tears, small area of browning to rear. A near fine example housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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         Philosophical Investigations.

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell,, 1953. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Parallel German–English text. With the errata slip tipped in to front pastedown. Extremities lightly rubbed, spine ends bruised, otherwise a bright, clean copy in the creased and chipped dust jacket, spine sunned with some minor loss to head and foot, joints delicate. First edition, first impression, of Wittgenstein's second philosophical masterpiece, published two years after his death. Philosophical Investigations strives to expose "fallacies in the traditional way of thinking about language, truth, thought, intentionality, and, perhaps mainly, philosophy. In this sense, it is conceived of as a therapeutic work, viewing philosophy itself as therapy" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Raymond Monk praised Anscombe for her "most skilful and sensitive translation. It is cause for rejoicing that she will translate the material for subsequent volumes of Wittgenstein's works" (Fann, p. 213).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         The Demolished Man

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 250 p. One of 200 subscriber's copies neatly signed by author on front free end paper in black ink. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Bottom corner of back board chewed, otherwise in nice shape. Jacket has light rubbing and wear at tail, chip at head with archival mending tissue on verso, price intact ($3.00). A signed first of the winner of the very first Hugo Award.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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         The Kraken Wakes

      A First Edition, First Printing (Michael Joseph 1953). The author's second novel under the 'Wyndham' pseudonym following 'The Day of the Triffids'. Usual offsetting to endpapers, edges slightly toned. Original, unclipped dust jacket has a minimal amount of wear to top of spine and a couple of very small chips to bottom of fore-edge. A beautiful, clean, bright and crisp copy. A rare title and even rarer in such superior condition.

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar, IOBA]
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      TORINO: SEI, 1953. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 21. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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         The Silver Chair

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing, first issue with the map of the Wildwinds of the North on the front endpaper. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Top corners of early pages lightly bumped. Offsetting to front free end paper. Light lean to spine. Spine is lightly faded with light spotting. Cloth shows slight, uneven fading and light rubbing. A lovely copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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         And the Rain my Drink (i), A Many-Splendoured Thing (ii), Destination Chungking (iii).

      London: Jonathan Cape ltd. & The Book Society ltd., 1956 - 1952 - 1953. - 8°. 319 pages (i), 384 pages (ii), 287 pages (iii). Original cloth-binding, each with dust jackets. Some underlinings in pencil in the volume "A Many-Splendoured Thing" otherwise fine copies. All three volumes signed by the author Han Suyin (1917-2012), in English and Chinese. Rare and early volumes. The autobiographical book "And the rain my drink" is a first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K., ILAB]
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      Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York 1953 - Ashbery's first book, a 23-page chapbook in sewn decorated paper wraps, one of only 300 copies printed. Illustrated with four drawings by Jane Freilicher. In this copy two of the plates are duplicated giving a total of six plates. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet to Herbert with love and also INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the artist to Herbert with "my love, too." Both inscriptions are on the title page and appear to be contemporary. Wrappers are slightly darkened with two round oily stains on the rear, not too dark. The front wrapper has one short closed tear neatly repaired internally with tape and a sliver chip on the lower right corner with the detached piece still present. Very Good to Near Fine example of this scarce book [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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      Harcourt, Brace and Company [1953]., New York - Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second science fiction novel. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket (designed by Richard Powers) with a touch of wear to spine ends and front corner tips, 10 mm closed tear and associated wrinkle at top edge of front panel, mild rubbing along front flap fold, and some soiling to front panel that more-or-less blends in with the Powers illustration. A nice copy. (#150082) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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         Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition stated with D-C code, first printing. Signed by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson and dated one month after publication, inscribed to previous owner. Very Good, with sunning to top edge of boards, light rubbing to edges, and light reading wear to pages, erased name to front free end paper, in a Very Good dust jacket, moderately edge worn, lightly rubbed at the extremities, toned at the spine, and with publisher's original price of $2.75 intact. A lovely copy for the first edition, signed by Bill.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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         The Souls of Black Folk

      New York: Blue Heron Press, 1953. Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. Very Good. Signed. Signed. Limited fiftieth anniversary edition; one of an unspecified limitation. Signed by the author on publisher's limitation plate tipped in the front free end paper. Near Fine with a tiny closed tear at the top of the spine, pages toned; small offsetting from limitation label glue to front free end paper. In a tattered glassine jacket. A rather sharp and fresh copy. Signed by W.E.B. Du Bois.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        [Complete set of the James Bond novels and stories in first editions.]

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953–66. 14 volumes, octavo. Original boards, titles and devices to some boards in gilt or colour, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Ownership inscriptions to a couple of volumes. Some spines slightly rolled, occasional spot of faint foxing to contents. Overall an excellent set in the bright jackets, Casino Royale and From Russia With Love particularly so, others occasionally a little marked or slightly soiled, with a few nicks or small chips, minor creasing or rubbing to extremities. First editions, first issues (except Golden Gun which is in the second state binding as usual, without the gilt gun design on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad), all in first state jackets, except Octopussy, which has the publisher's overprice sticker. The copy of Moonraker is in one of two variant states of the first impression, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" at p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. This is a complete set of the original sequence of James Bond novels and stories by Ian Fleming, comprising: Casino Royale (1953); Live and Let Die (1954); Moonraker (1955); Diamonds are Forever (1956); From Russia With Love (1957); Dr No (1958); Goldfinger (1959); For Your Eyes Only (1960); Thunderball (1961); The Spy Who Loved Me (1962); On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963); You Only Live Twice (1964); The Man With the Golden Gun (1965); Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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