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        Adlai Stevenson in Egypt. 1953. [recent title on backstrip]

      n.p. 1953 - 23 professional photographs mounted one to a page on one side of 23 album leaves. Photos are 23 x 17cm. INSCRIBED to Stevenson by Major General Mohamed Naguib on a stiff off-white album leaf which precedes the other album leaves. Hardcover in later (very recent) quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in dark blue leather). Oblong (33 x 24cm.). Sound and clean. There are seven photos of Stevenson (and sometimes other Americans) meeting with Naguib, Nasser or other top Egyptian officials. Almost all of the other 16 photos are of Stevenson with a camel or Stevenson riding on a camel. The sphinx or a pyramid appears in the background of most of the camel photos. Above Naguib's signature is written in English: "Souvenir of the visit of the great American Leader Mr. A. Stevenson to Egypt. It would be a great pleasure to me if he would kindly accept this small token as a sign of the great appreciation to him by every Egyptian. My greetings and best wish to the great people of the U.S.A." Naguib's English inscription is preceded by an inscription in Arabic. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books, ABAA]
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        Behaarte Herzen, 1923 - 1926. Könige vor der Sintflut, 1952 - 1953. Frankfurt am Main. Meta-Verlag 1953. 26,5 x 21 cm. 52 Seiten und 2 Originalholzschnitten. Originalpappband.

      Meta-Verlag, 1953.Erstausgabe. Arntz 180, 181 - Hagenbach 28 - Wilpert/Gühring 14. Eines der 100 numerierten Exemplare der Vorzugsausgabe mit dem signierten Holzschnitt "Muschelgesicht" und dem unsignierten Holzschnitt "Fisch".

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        Lettres de jeunesse

      First edition, one of 15 numbered copies on Japon, tirage de tête along with 10 Madagascar hors commerce.Half black morocco, spine in six compartments, marbled paper boards, pastedowns and endpapers of papier uni, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt, binding by Goy & Vilaine.A very good copy in a handsome binding. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid; Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids; Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate.

      St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co. 1953. First edition, in the rare offprint form, of one of the most important scientific papers of the twentieth century, which "records the discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the main component of chromosomes and the material that transfers genetic characteristics in all life forms. Publication of this paper initiated the science of molecular biology. Forty years after Watson and Crick's discovery, so much of the basic understanding of medicine and disease has advanced to the molecular level that their paper may be considered the most significant single contribution to biology and medicine in the twentieth century" (One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, p. 362). The double helix describing the molecular structure of DNA has not only reshaped biology, it has become a cultural icon, represented in sculpture, visual art, jewellery, and toys. In 1962, Watson, Crick, and Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material." DNA was first isolated by the Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher in 1869, and over the succeeding years many researchers investigated its structure and function, with some arguing that it may be involved in genetic inheritance. By the early 1950s this had become one of the most important questions in biology. Maurice Wilkins of King's College London and his colleague Rosalind Franklin were both working on DNA, with Franklin producing X-ray diffraction images of its structure. Wilkins also introduced his friend Francis Crick to the subject, and Crick and his partner James Watson began their own investigation at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, focusing on building molecular models. After one failed attempt in which they postulated a triple-helix structure, they were banned by the Cavendish from spending any additional time on the subject. But a year later, after seeing new X-ray diffraction images taken by Franklin (notably the famous 'Photo 51', which is reproduced in the third paper), they resumed their work and soon announced that not only had they discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, but even more importantly, that "the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material." "Although recognized today as one of the seminal scientific papers of the twentieth century, Watson and Crick's original article in Nature was not frequently cited at first. Its true significance became apparent, and its circulation widened, only towards the end of the 1950s, when the structure of DNA they had proposed was shown to provide a mechanism for controlling protein synthesis, and when their conclusions were confirmed in the laboratory by Matthew Meselson, Arthur Kornberg, and others. "Crick himself immediately understood the significance of his and Watson's discovery. As Watson recalled, after their conceptual breakthrough on February 28, 1953, Crick declared to the assembled lunch patrons at The Eagle that they had "found the secret of life." Crick himself had no memory of such an announcement, but did recall telling his wife that evening "that we seemed to have made a big discovery." He revealed that "years later she told me that she hadn't believed a word of it." As he recounted her words, "You were always coming home and saying things like that, so naturally I thought nothing of it"" (Francis Crick Papers, National Library of Medicine, profiles.nlm.nih.gov/SC/Views/Exhibit/narrative/doublehelix.html) "When Watson and Crick's paper was submitted for publication in Nature, Sir Lawrence Bragg, the director of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, and Sir John Randall of King's College agreed that the paper should be published simultaneously with those of two other groups of researches who had also prepared important papers on DNA: Maurice Wilkins, A.R. Stokes, and H.R. Wilson, authors of "Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids," and Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling, who submitted the paper "Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate." The three papers were published in Nature under the general title "The Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids" (ibid.). The offprint is printed from the same type as the journal printing. The article was set in a single column of monotype. The offprint was printed from that monotype, while the journal printing was made in double columns from stereotype plates taken from the monotype. Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 99; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 200. Garrison-Morton 256.3; Judson, Eighth Day of Creation, pp. 145-56. Three papers in a single offprint from Nature, Vol. 171, No. 4356, April 25, 1953. 8vo (210 x 140 mm), pp. 7 with two diagrams (including the double helix) and two illustrations from photographs. Stapled in self-wrappers as issued. A very fine and fresh copy.

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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900.

      London and New York: Collins and Van Nostrand, 1953. Folio, with many illustrations; a very good copy in original half cloth. One of 2000 copies of this attractive book, a standard reference for ornithological collectors. Dustjacket torn.

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        Complete James Bond First Editions in Facsimile. Comprising Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories inc. From 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 (short stories).

      [Jonathan Cape, London] First Edition Library, Shelton, Connecticut [1953-66] 1980s-90s. 14 vols., small 8vo. Replica volumes in illustrated dust-wrappers. The complete set, all being fine copies (unread), in the original pictorial card slip-cases. Complete sets are now uncommon. Gilbert, pages 49-50.

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        Der Knabe mit dem Brokat.

      Fol. 61 S. OPp. im OSchuber. Nr. 40 von 99 num. Expl. Mit den drei eighd. Signaturen. - Schönes Expl. - Artmann schrieb das Libretto mit Regieanweisungen 1953 Lampersberg hat dieses bereits 1954 vertont (hier wird diese Fassung abgedruckt, die er 1994 neu geschrieben hat). Vennekamp las das Libretto 1992 und schlug vor farbige Bühnenbilder und Kostümentwürfe zu zeichnen. Aus diesen zwischen 1994 und 1995 entstandenen Zeichnungen wählte Vennekamp 20 aus, die hier wiedergegeben werden. (Nach Zitat).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        The Dodo and Kindred Birds or The Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands

      London: Witherby, 1953. First edition, unnumbered copy from an edition of 485 copies. Illustrated with 22 plates (many in color) and numerous black and white illustrations in text. xvi, 250 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Navy blue buckram gilt, t.e.g. With small ink stamp of Time-Life Book Editorial Reference, 32nd floor, on title page and flyleaves. Very good plus copy in very good dust jacket (with small trace of tape removal in margin at foot of spine panel). Uncommon. First edition, unnumbered copy from an edition of 485 copies. Illustrated with 22 plates (many in color) and numerous black and white illustrations in text. xvi, 250 pp. 1 vols. 4to. The essential and comprehensive reference work on the Dodo of Mauritius and the Solitaires of Réunion and Rodriguez.

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        The Kraken Wakes

      Michael Joseph 1953 - 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 small chips to bottom of fore-edge. A beautiful, clean, bright and crisp copy. A rare title and even rarer in such condition. The book will be wrapped with care and shipped securely, with full insurance, to ensure safe transit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar]
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        Tanganyika (Original screenplay for the 1954 film, Van Heflin's working copy)

      Universal Pictures, Universal City, CA 1953 - Final Draft script for the 1954 film. Actor Van Heflin's copy. Safari guide Van Heflin is hired to hunt murderer Abel McCracken in the wilds of Africa, though the guides motives may go beyond his assigned task.Pink titled wrappers, noted as Final Screenplay on the front wrapper, dated September 24, 1953. Title page integral with the first page of the text. 147 leaves, mimeograph, with yellow carbon typescript revision pages collected at the end, dated variously between 10-3-53 and 10-10-53. Pages Fine, wrapper Fine bound with three gold brads. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le bal du comte d'Orgel

      Editions du Rocher 1953 - - Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1953, 19x26cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrée de 34 eaux-fortes originales de Jean Cocteau, un des 240 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, seul tirage après 7 Japon et 30 Auvergne. Plats et dos comportant de légères ombres et piqûres, dos de la chemise insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition with 34 original etchings by Jean Cocteau, one of 240 numbered copies on vélin pur fil paper, the only printing after 7 on Japan paper and 30 on Auvergne. Covers and spine slightly faded with some spots, spine of the chemise sunned, otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine red, heart device to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the illustrated dust jacket. Boards very slightly bowed, a little foxing to top edge, a couple of faint spots of foxing to rear endpaper, otherwise internally fresh, in the exceptionally bright jacket with trivial nicks to head of spine panel and tiny puncture to head of front panel. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first state dust jacket (without the Sunday Times review on the inner front flap). "According to the Cape archives, 4,760 sets of sheets of the first printing were delivered, but only 4,728 copies were bound up. Many of these went to public libraries and we believe that less than half of the first printing was sold to the public. The jacket is genuinely rare in fresh condition" (Biondi & Pickard, 40). Gilbert A1a (1.1). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Adventures of Augie March [SIGNED, FINE/FINE, EXTREMELY RARE]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953 EXTREMELY RARE, SIGNEDOctavo, original black and gray cloth, original dust jacket. First edition, First Printing, signed by the Nobel Prize-winner Saul Bellow on the title page. Winner of the 1954 National Book Award, Saul Bellow's third novel, Augie March, was "the book that firmly established him as a writer of consequence. The beginning of the novel was as striking and as unforgettable as the beginning of Huckleberry Finn and it announced a brand-new voice in American fiction, jazzy, brash, exuberant, with accents that were both Yiddish and Whitmanian" (New York Times). To Martin Amis, Augie March is "the definitive Great American Novel" and to Ian McEwan, Bellow's work stands out as "the embodiment of an American vision of plurality... We owe him everything" (Guardian). Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976. First Printing, in first issue dust jacket. A small inscription on the cover of the book - which gets covered by the Dust Jacket. Finding a book in FINE condition such as this is extremely scarce; dust jacket bright and lovely, with a small chip at the top, but in otherwise flawlessly FINE condition. SIGNED at the title page.

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        Liberté, j'écris ton nom

      Paris: Editions Seghers, 1953. Pochoir/serigraph. 11.375 x 43.5 inches. 29 x 111 cm. Folded as issued. Some soiling and remnants of tape verso. Repaired loss in right upper corner. Second edition. Printed by Romefort, Marseille. Saphire, p. 300. Front panel reproduced. Full image on request. Paul Eluard et Fernand Léger.. Liberté j'écris ton nom . Marseille, sérigraphie. Romefort, Éditions Seghers, 1953, 2ème ed. après la rarissime 1ère ed. - Plié, 29 cm x 112 cm, 1 page - Poème de Paul Eluard, ill. de Fernand Léger - Traces de punaises sur les coins, un très léger manque dans le coin supérieur droit, bon état

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        Aus dem Leben eines Fauns. Mit Autograph / Signatur.

      8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen 8 (19.4*12 cm), 165 S., 1 Bl., schwarzes Leinen m. gelber Rückenprägung, illustr. Schutzumschlag nach einem Entwurf von Werner Rebhuhn. Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1. - 3. Tsd., August 1953. Inliegend ein Zettel (7.5*10.5 cm) handschriftl. signiert Gruß. Arno Schmidt. Schutzumschlag a. d. Kanten rissig, das Buch selbst gut bis sehr gut erhalten, Papier nur minimal gebräunt, Namenszug im Vorsatz (Bleistift, unleserlich). Keine weiteren Einträge, keine Gerüche übler Art.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Reader's Corner]
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        The Spirit of St Louis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Signed Presentation Edition. Very Good. Presentation edition, copy #428 of an unspecified limitation, signed by Charles Lindbergh. Near Fine with bumped corners, faint wear at crown, faint fading to cloth at rear cover and bottom of spine. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine red, heart device to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the illustrated dust jacket. Boards very slightly bowed, a little foxing to top edge, a couple of faint spots of foxing to rear endpaper, otherwise internally fresh, in the exceptionally bright jacket with trivial nicks to head of spine panel and tiny puncture to head of front panel. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first state dust jacket (without the Sunday Times review on the inner front flap). "According to the Cape archives, 4,760 sets of sheets of the first printing were delivered, but only 4,728 copies were bound up. Many of these went to public libraries and we believe that less than half of the first printing was sold to the public. The jacket is genuinely rare in fresh condition" (Biondi & Pickard, 40).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE MARILYN MONROE STORY by Joe Franklin and Laurie Palmer

      Rudolph Field [1953] - 8vo. The first published book on Monroe with 39 sparkling photographs of the then-young Norma Jeane Mortenson in the early stages of her career. Laid into this copy is a 1979 sepia postcard photograph of the Brentwood house in which Monroe died in 1962. An absolutely beautiful copy of this cheaply-produced paperback original [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lee G. Campbell]
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        Tanganyika (Original screenplay for the 1954 film, Van Heflin's working copy)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1953. Final Draft script for the 1954 film. Actor Van Heflin's copy. Safari guide Van Heflin is hired to hunt murderer Abel McCracken in the wilds of Africa, though the guides motives may go beyond his assigned task.Pink titled wrappers, noted as Final Screenplay on the front wrapper, dated September 24, 1953. Title page integral with the first page of the text. 147 leaves, mimeograph, with yellow carbon typescript revision pages collected at the end, dated variously between 10-3-53 and 10-10-53. Pages Fine, wrapper Fine bound with three gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Harvey

      Oxford University Press, 1953 First edition; 1953 stated on the copyright page and title page(mcmliii). Book near fine with slight darkening of gutters, and a dent at back cover that extends to last few pages of book (dent extends also to rear panel of dj and rear flap; previous owner's bookplate attached to front free end paper. Dust jacket very good with some minor wear. Comes in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Ohio Farmer Magazine: Jan 1953 thru Dec 1957 Vol 211 thru Vol 220 (24 Issues Bound as One/ 5 Book Set for total of 120 Issues)

      Copper-Harman-Slocum Inc. Hardcover. (1953-1957) 5 Books containing 24 issues each of this magazine published bi-monthly. Large folio sized book. All five in good to very good condition. Boards with minimal wear, few bumps, light scratches and rubbing. All magazines intact in bindings, with color covers and many color and B&W period ads. Toning to pages. No library markings. No ownerships markings. A very rare find. **Tracking on all US orders. Most orders shipped within 24 hours. International customers will be reimbursed a portion of unused shipping charges.*** . Good. 1953.

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        World Geo-Graphic Atlas: A Composite of Man's Environment

      Container Corporation Of America 1953 - Chicago: Container Corporation Of America, 1953. 1953 edition. Hardcover. 368 pp. Near fine, in a very good slipcase. Spine just a touch sunned. Slipcase worn and rubbed with creasing. Burlap covered boards with gilt stamped title and gilt fore edges. Clean, unmarked text with numerous full-color maps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        BOTTIN MONDIAL - 1953 - 156°ANNEE

      1953. DIDOT-BOTTIN. 1953. In-4.Carré. Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 2172 pages. Nombreuses illustrations (dessins, plans)en noir et blanc dans le texte. Planisphère en couleurs. Ecritures sur la tranche du bas. Tampon publicitaire sur la tranche. Ecritures discrète sur la première page. International, Le monde par Etats

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        Fahrenheit 451 First Ballantine Printing

      Ballantine 1953 - True First Edition, First State, First Printing, With RARE Original Dust Jacket Present. Bradburys famous groundbreaking novel. Ballantine, 1953, no later printings or editions stated (as correct), Currey Binding Type D, red cloth with yellow titles. Lightly rubbed at extremeties of boards, and along bottom of boards (consistent with shelf use). Yellow titles very vibrant, no fading. Faint tanning around text block. Previous owners info written on front pastedown, dated 1955. Light foxing on pastedowns. Amazingly, the original dust jacket still present, unclipped, showing price of $2.50. Jacket is foxed, with light chipping and tears around extremeties and along spine. Red 451 text on spine is almost completely faded away, as is common with this jacket. We have now placed it in Mylar for protection. See pictures. Overall, good used condition, shows average signs of use or wear for its age. Ships fast secure, tracked insured, expedited and international shipping available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)

      Twentieth Century Fox 1953 - Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan, Elliott Reid, dir: Howard Hawks; Twentieth Century Fox. Wonderfully entertaining tale of two show girls travelling to Paris, who are followed by a private eye to ensure they behave as they are tempted by generous men aboard ship and upon arrival. From the popular Broadway show based on Anita Loos' story, the character of Lorelei Lee and the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" had already been immortalized by the original, Carol Channing, but here Marilyn Monroe also made it her own, and the character and song also became identified with her. Jane Russell proved herself in the musical and comedy departments as well (one of her finest performances), all directed with great energy by non-musical director Howard Hawks, who had a great flair for fast comedy. The team of Monroe and Russell proved so popular that not only did they plant their hand/footprints and signatures in cement at the Grauman's Chinese premiere, but a follow-up film was planned (though not made). The two ladies look great in their showgirl costumes, dominating the artwork of Paris at top while tinted scene stills are featured below. Poster is paper-backed. A few edge tears were addressed and there is touch-up at the fold lines. There is light soiling to the white background and some water staining to the top edge. VERY GOOD-FINE

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        La Guitare, eigenhändig signierte Original-Farblithographie,

      1953 - SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR HANDSCHRIFTLICH VOM KÜNSTLER SIGNIERT UND NUMMERIERT. Das Blatt trägt die Nummer 45 (von insgesamt 95), Mourlot 37. Sprache: Deutsch 49x34 cm (Motiv), Blattgröße 60x76 cm und 79x64 cm (Rahmengröße)

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        L'affaire Henri Martin

      - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 14x20,5cm, broché. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Con il contributo di Hervé Bazin, Michel Leiris, Jacques Prévert, Vercors ... Commento di Jean-Paul Sartre. autografo firmato da Jean-Paul Sartre Paul Aveline e sua moglie. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Contributions de Hervé Bazin, Michel Leiris, Jacques Prévert, Vercors... Commentaire de Jean-Paul Sartre. Envoi autographe signé de Jean-Paul Sartre à Paul Aveline et sa femme. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Take a Giant Step (Two original oversize photographs from the premiere of the 1953 play)

      N.p.: John Erwin, 1953. Two vintage oversize double weight photographs from the premiere of the 1953 play. Both photos feature a very young Louis Gossett (who later changed his stage name to Louis Gossett, Jr.), and one features African American actress and singer Maxine Sullivan. Both photos credit photographer John Erwin and the Lyceum Theatre in New York, as well as producers Thomas Noyes and Lyn Austin. One photo has its credits etched on the white margin at the bottom (from the negative), the other with more formal printed credits. The first play on Broadway to have been written by an African American playwright. Louis Peterson made his breakthrough with the play, about the challenges of a black youth growing up in a white neighborhood. Louis Gossett, in the lead role, was still in high school at the time. Frederick O'Neal, co-founder of the American Negro Theatre, also starred in the play. It was adapted to the screen by Peterson in 1959. The play ran for eight weeks at the Lyceum Theatre, and was revived in 1954 Off-Broadway for another 246 performances. In 1991, "Jump Cut" magazine reassessed the play (and subsequent screenplay), calling it a pioneering work. 11 x 14 inches. Near Fine.

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        The Raid (Original screenplay for the 1954 film, Van Heflin's working copy)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953. Revised Shooting Final script for the 1954 film. Actor Van Heflin's copy. Includes a 10-page shooting schedule.Loosely based on the St. Albans Raid, the northernmost land action of the American Civil War. The film took great liberties, changing both the time and motivation for the raid. In the film, a group of Confederate POWs escape across the US-Canada border to plan an attack on St. Albans Vermont. They send ahead of them a spy who begins to question the ethics of their mission. Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as Revised Shooting Final on the front wrapper, dated December 10, 1953. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated December 10, 1953, noted as Revised Shooting Final, with credit for screenwriter Boehm. 116 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12-12-53 and 1-6-54. Pages Fine, wrapper Fine bound with two gold brads.Shooting Schedule: 10 leaves with notations. Near Fine.

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        DADA. 1916-1923. Texts by Tristan Tzara, Hans Arp, Richard Huelsenbeck and Jacques-Henry Levesque.

      New York: Sidney Janis, 1953 - A very bright copy with crumple marks. Presented in a black wooden frame. Offset lithograph and screenprint exhibition poster/catalogue designed by Duchamp on tissue paper; folded version. Sheet size: 96.8 x 63.3 cm. Poster/catalogue to accompany the Dada exhibition held at the Sidney Janis Gallery, New York. Duchamp produced the catalogue for the exhibition which was also assembled, curated and installed under his direction. The catalogue was distributed at the exhibition as a ball of crushed tissue. Duchamp also suggested a garbage bin be offered to visitors so that they could crumple up the catalogue and throw it away upon leaving the exhibition, our poster has crease marks suggesting this was the original fate of this piece. Duchamp considers this an original artwork and due to its ephemeral nature is rather uncommon. Schwartz 543.

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        Le bal du comte d'Orgel

      - Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1953, 19x26cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edizione illustrata con 34 incisioni originali di Jean Cocteau, una delle 240 copie numerate sul filo pergamena puro, unico pareggio dopo 7 e 30 in Giappone Auvergne. Piatti e posteriore con luci e ombre morde retro della maglietta insolated, altrimenti bella copia - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 34 eaux-fortes originales de Jean Cocteau, un des 240 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, seul tirage après 7 Japon et 30 Auvergne. Plats et dos comportant de légères ombres et piqûres, dos de la chemise insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire  

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        The Long Good-Bye

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953. First edition, first impression. Not Set. Octavo.Origin burgundy boards, titles to spine in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket Contents a little toned but an excellent copy in the nicked and minutely frayed dust jacket

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        The Silent World

      Harper & Bros., 1953 New York VG/VG Dark bluish purple octopus ink boards with a yellow octopus in bottom right corner. Tiltes on spine bright, like new. DJ in VG condition. Colorful with an illustration of a diver amongst coral on front and a B & W pic of an octopus swimming with a diver on the back. Not circulated, ex lib book with a few stamps, but otherwise VG+ condition 20 unique full color illustrations and 83 B & W pics. J.Y. Cousteau and Frederic Dumas, known as "the first of the men fish" have been diving together for 15 years. Their ship, which gives the expedition it's name is the specially equipped " Calypso"

      [Bookseller: Cova Rare Books]
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        Picasso Etude biographique et critique

      Francese 0,56 Cofanetto contenente un volume in legatura con copertina rigida in tela. Conserva sovraccoperta illustrata con alette allo stato di nuovo. Volume all' interno intatto, illustrato a colori fuori e nel testo. Pagine anch' esse allo stato di nuovo. Collana diretta da A. Skira. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Naked Jungle (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

      Paramount, Los Angeles 1953 - Final White script for the 1954 film. A truly bizarre drama, set in South America in 1901, wherein chocolate plantation magnate Heston must put off divorcing his feisty new bride in order to allow her to help him stave off an invasion by a legion of army ants. The dynamiting of several bridges in the film was shot on location in Florahome, Florida.White titled wrappers, noted as Final White on the front wrapper, dated June 2, 1953, with credits for director Haskin and screenwriter MacDougall. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 116 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Le lézard

      oblong, [18] ff. Paris, Editions Jeanne Bucher [Imprimerie André Tournon, eaux-fortes tirées sur la presse à bras de Jean Signovert], 1953, in-16, oblong, [18] ff, parchemin à la bradel orné d'une composition de Signovert, étui toilé avec papier marouflé sur les plats, Rare livre d'artiste issu des éditions Jeanne Bucher, orné de 6 compositions et d'1 lettrine gravées à l'eau-forte dans le texte, les plaques ayant été rayées après impression, et d'une illustration de couverture. Tirage limité à 42 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'auteur et par l'artiste ; un des 28 exemplaires marqués 1 à 28 sur papier Auvergne à la main (n° 10). Celui-ci a été enrichi ultérieurement d'un DESSIN ORIGINAL sur Japon, daté du 7 décembre 1972, signé par Signovert et adressé à Michel Choisy, mentionné par une annotation au crayon rajoutée par l'artiste en regard de la justification : il s'agit d'une composition au lavis et à la gouache en forme de 4 variations autour du Z du léZard, sur grande feuille de papier repliée en 6 (2 compositions ont peut-être été découpées). La collaboration du poète surréaliste Francis Ponge et de l'artiste abstrait Jean Signovert donna lieu à une exposition pour la présentation de l'ouvrage, à la galerie Jeanne Bucher, boulevard du Montparnasse, du 30 octobre au 21 novembre 1953.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Substantial Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, on verso of ALS by wife Eve McClure, Vienne, France, March 7, 1953

      1953. Miller writes to Bob Finklestein and on verso is an ALS written by his wife, Eve McClure, (married 1953-62.)Miller referes to the translation of various of his books into other languages, to Stalin, to his taxes and a drought in Big Sur.

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        L'erreur

      - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 30 esemplari numerati sul filo puro solo grandi giornali. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        An Illustration of Japanese Coloured Porcelain Vol 1: Imari Vol 2: Kakiemon, Kutani, Nabeshima In two volumes complete

      Kyoto: Kyoto-Shoin Co., Ltd.. Very Good. 1953. First Edition. Hardback. Two volumes, publisher's original pictorial cloth portfolios with bone clasps to spines (lacking one clasp), 8 page index to plates in each volume, 26 page Japanese text in japanese-style binding, 100 full-page colour plates in each volume, plates complete, minor rubbing to cloth, all plates clean, this is the first edition published 1953 in two volumes, reprinted in 1958 as 4 volumes, an important monograph on Japanese porcelain. ; 12" x 15" .

      [Bookseller: Walden Books]
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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 housed in custom made case.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        The Spirit of St Louis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Signed Presentation Edition. Very Good. Presentation edition, copy #428 of an unspecified limitation, signed by Charles Lindbergh. Near Fine with bumped corners, faint wear at crown, faint fading to cloth at rear cover and bottom of spine. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Autograph Christmas Card Designed by the Composer!

      - An graphically wonderful autograph Christmas card from the German composer, violist, and conductor, who designed the illustration side himself.  On the verso, he apologizes for not being able to participate in the Kiel music festival of 1953. Dated New Haven, December 12, 1952. Translated from the German, in part: "I'm glad that you like 'Harmony' and had success with it. -- In June we will finally be on our way from here to Europe, so I won't be able to come to the Kiel Festival (anyway, I'm a bad sailor and sprats don't agree with me)." The recipient was the then Generalmusikdirektor of Kiel, Georg C. Winkler. Hindemith's address appears to have been added in pencil by his wife Gertrud. Hole-punched along the left edge, else fine. 14 x 10.5 cm. 

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        Les instruments scientifiques aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles

      418pp., 63pl. Paris, P.U.F, 1953, in-4, 418pp, 63pl, br, PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage très recherché illustré de 63 pl. h.t

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