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        A letter from Albert Einstein to renown portrait painter, John Hansegger

      Princeton, New Jersey, March 19, 1953. 8.5" x 11". "Single page TLS, 8.5"" x 11"". On embossed Princeton letterhead. Signed by Albert Einstein, as ""A. Einstein"", and dated ""den 19. Marz 1953"" Expected fold, else fine condition. Accompanied by the post marked envelope 6.5""x 3.5"" with the top torn off and a bit grubby.A short letter typed by Albert Einstein to his friend, John Hansegger, the reknown portrait painter having painted Picasso's portrait from a live sitting - a rare honor, with a brilliant result. Hansegger was then challenged by Picasso to invent his own style to which he then created the unprecedented Abstract Parallels series, a style he would continue to refine for the rest of his life. After he was invited to hold a one-man show at the Princeton University Museum in 1953, where he painted Albert Einstein from life, he elected to stay in America.Hansegger said that the sessions with Einstein were the most memorable of his career. Hansegger and Einstein conversed in their Swiss-Deutsch dialect. Hansegger remembered that Einstein told delicious Swiss Jokes and even played on the violin for him. Hansegger reported “Einstein loved classical music and said that Mozart’s music could be a proof of God and that perhaps by the next century science and religious belief might actually converge.”The letter translated in full reads:""Dear Mr. Hansegger:Thank you for the gorgeous blossoms [flowers]. If you would like to visit me as a harmless civilian, I would certainly be pleased. With warm greetings,Albert Einstein""Like his friend Pablo Picasso, Swiss-American painter John Konstantin Hansegger (1908 - 1989) was never content to limit his reach to the movement of the moment, continually adding new styles to his repertoire, several of them of his own invention.In his native Switzerland he was a child prodigy, influenced by Ferdinand Hodler and Albert Anker and garnering acclaim for his realistic landscapes and portraits. By 1932 he had found his way to the avant-garde scene in Paris, encouraged by Picasso, Leger and Mondrian as he mastered cubism and surrealism. In 1936 he painted his famous portrait of Pablo Picasso from a live sitting - a rare honor, with a brilliant result. Then, challenged by Picasso to invent his own style, Hansegger created the unprecedented Abstract Parallels series, a style he would continue to refine for the rest of his life. After the war he exhibited in the rigorous avant-garde Galerie Nierendorf Gallery in New York, along with Klee and Kandinsky, before embarking on extensive travels to Israel, Ecuador (where he originated his “Family of Man” series), South Africa and Japan. After he was invited to hold a one-man show at the Princeton University Museum in 1953, where he painted Albert Einstein from life, he elected to stay in America. In time he settled in Columbia County, New York, where he continued to paint, show and innovate until his death in 1989, a few months after being honored with a major retrospective at the Kunst Museum in his home city of St. Gallen, Switzerland. An image of the famous completed sitting portrait by Hansegger is shown below."

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        Notorious Boston gang leader James "Whitey" Bulger inscribes a composote portrait : "Not happy in either picture"

      n.p., n.d.. 6" x 4". "Inscribed Photograph, 6"" x 4"" color composite photograph of Bulger after his capture, contrasted with a youthful 1953 mug shot over a an image of an evidence bag. Inscribed on verso by Bulger. Very fine.Bulger's inscription on the verso reads, in full: ""Not happy in either picture - Wise guy cop put hat on my head. Other picture being marched into helicopter 'US Coast Guard Blackhawk' for ride to Court House"""

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        The Regimental History of the 3rd Queen Alexandra's own Gurkha Rifles Volume II (1927 to 1947)

      William Clowes 1953 - 1st edition hardcover published 1953 by William Clowes. This is an ex library book with a cracked front hinge and first 2 pages loose from the binding. There is light rubbing on the edges of the green boards and the library reference number written in white at the bottom of the spine. The pages are clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Imprimerie nationale/André Sauret 1953. Un volume in-folio(50x40,5cm). En feuillets sous chemise rempliée et étui demi cuir(dos titré).143p.L'ouvrage est illustré de 19 gravures originales sous serpentes de Dunoyer de Segonzac, André Jacquemin et Michel Ciry et d'une pochette de suite refusée contenant 6 gravures. tirage à 100 exemplaires. Le notre l'un des 15 nominatifs. Signé du président Vincent Auriol:"En souvenir reconnaissant de mon septennat". Les mors de l'étui sont fendus sur la longueur mais solides. Dos frotté. L'intérieur est très propre.

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        Structure of DNA

      1953 - WATSON, J[ames] D.; CRICK, F[rancis] H.C. The Structure of DNA. IN: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology. Volume XVIII, pp. 123-131. Cold Spring Harbor, L.I., New York: Biological Laboratory, 1953. Tall quarto, contemporary full burgundy cloth. $3200.First edition of Volume XVIII of the Cold Spring Harbor Symposia containing the first publication of Crick and Watson's paper, The Structure of DNA, delivered June 1953 in what Watson later described as the "unveiling the double helix," in which they "describe a structure for DNA which". allows us to propose, for the first time, a detailed hypothesis on the atomic level for the reproduction of genetic material." Preceded only by the same year's articles in Nature containing only "a preliminary account of some of these data."This very scarce volume contains the first publication of Watson and Crick's revolutionary paper, The Structure of DNA (123-131), delivered at the June 1953 Cold Harbor Symposium on Viruses. In their opening paragraph Watson and Crick write: "In this paper we shall describe a structure for DNA which". allows us to propose, for the first time, a detailed hypothesis on the atomic level for the self-reproduction of genetic material." This Volume was issued "as soon as possible after the Symposium meeting. As part of this effort, the printer's proofs of all articles in this volume were handled in our editorial office, and no proofs were sent to the authors." In addition, as Watson and Crick note in their paper, only a "preliminary account" with some of the data in this paper appearing in "A structure for desoxyribose nucleic acids (Nature 171:737-738) and "Genetical implications of the structure of desoxyribose nucleic acid" (Nature 167:759-760). Watson later recalled the experience of "unveiling the double helix: [in] my lecture at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, June 1953" by noting: "I was offered, at the last minute, an invitation to speak. To this intellectually high-powered meeting I brought a three-dimensional model built in the Cavendish [Laboratory]". In the audience was Seymour Benzer". He immediately understood what our breakthrough meant for his studies of mutations in viruses". The response of the Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard to my Cold Spring Harbor talk on the double helix was less academic. His question was, 'Can you patent it?'". But then as now patents were given only for useful inventions and at the time no once could conceive of a practical use for DNA." To Watson, their "discovery put an end to a debate as old as the human species: Does life have some magical mystical essence?". Is there something divine at the heart of a cell that brings it to life? The double helix answered that question with a definitive No". Contained in the molecule's graceful curves was the key to molecular biology, a new science whose progress over the subsequent 50 years has been astounding" (Watson and Berry, DNA, 57-58, xii-xiii).Crick and Watson "were for 20th-century biology what Darwin and his circle were for the 19th". both received accolades for their pioneering work, culminating in the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1962, awarded jointly to Crick, Watson and Maurice Wilkins" (ODNB). Watson was later named head of the Human Genome Project at NIH before becoming director and president of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Crick, who became part of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, pursued research on the relationship between DNA and proteins. Contains diagrams by Odile Crick, and images of the x-ray photographs of the A and B structures of DNA respectively made by Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling. Accompanied by two documents of provenance. The first is a laid-in one-page July 11, 2005 unsigned typed letter from Dr. Kevin J. Fraser to Dr. Laurence E. Crofutt. Dr. Fraser, a previous owner of this volume, is writing Dr. Crofutt, the earlier owner (whose owner inkstamps appear herein). Dr. Fraser write [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ordonnances. Hotels et Résidences du XVI, XVII et XVIIIème Siècle. Ordonnance des Cours et des Places, Ensembles Harmonieux d'Aix en Provence.

      Aix, Cercle d'Etude Architecturale 1953. Grans et fort in-f° en ff, sous chemise et étui (infimes rousseurs éparses). Préface de Pierre DALLOZ et une introduction de Fernand POUILLON suivies d'un historique des monuments. 3 lithographies originales en couleurs d'André MASSON, 3 lithographies originales en couleurs de Léo MARCHUTZ et 76 planches en noir, certaines à double pages reproduites par Daniel JACOMET. Tirage limité à 275 exemplaires, celui-ci est un des 50 sur vergé de Hollande numérotés en chiffres romains, enrichi de 2 lithographies originales en couleurs de MARCHUTZ numérotées et signées au crayon ainsi que d'une suite des lithograhies en noir d'André MASSON et de MARCHUTZ.

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        Australian journal of botany, voumes 1-27.

      Melbourne: CSIRO, 1953 - 27 volumes,text illustrations. Binder's cloth, a very good clean set, very scarce. The standard journal of Australian botany with contribtions by all the leading twentieth centurary Australian botanists. PROVENANCE: the set of Dennis and Masie Carr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Edizioni del Cavallino, Venezia 1953 - Con dedicatoria manuscrita de Fontana. Milán 1/09/53 1 volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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      Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid 1953 - 606 con numerosas ilustraciones Prólogo de Luis Carrero Blanco Encuadernación lomo piel verde.

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Toledo]
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      Paris Éditions du Valois 1953- Format : 21.5 x 27 cm. 192 pages. Poids : 1980 grammes environ. Édition limitée à 2 000 exemplaires. Illustrations en couleurs in et hors texte par Dubout. Magnifique reliure rouge décorée et signée par A. Thiollière. Sous emboîtage-carton éditeur. Superbe. Port offert pour la France métropolitaine.

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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953 Published in New York by Doubleday & Company, Inc. in 1953. First Edition is stated on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book near fine. DJ near fine. DJ flap price reads $3.00. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        The Price of Salt

      -Bantam - 1953 - Published only two years after Strangers on a Train, Highsmiths openly lesbian novel, rejected by her first publisher, and only in the 1990s published under her own name as "Carol", followed in the 2000s by the film. Second printing of the Bantam paperback edition in September 1953 at 25 cents, following the first Bantam edition of August the same year (at 35 cents). Number 1148. Some minor creasing at the top right, spine a little worn at the base with some creasing and rubbing, final page block looks a little tender and is slightly offset, a little creasing to the rear head edge corner, and some very minor loss of laminate at the rear head edge. Otherwise a very serviceable, and collectible copy of a scarce item. More pictures can be made available. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      NY: Doubleday, 1953 Published in New York by Doubleday & Company in 1953. "FIRST EDITION" is stated on bottom half of copyright page. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book near fine, in very good dust jacket with unfaded spine. DJ flap price reads ¿$3.00." Comes in specially made custom cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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      New York: Published by Simon and Schuster, 1953., 1953. First edition. First edition. Author's first book. Signed by the author on the front fly leaf, "Best wishes, Ira Levin." Pages uniformly browned throughout else a fine copy in a lightly soiled and lightly rubbed dust jacket with minor restoration to the spine ends and corners. Levin's finest book and written as three books in one: part one is told from the vantage point of the murderer, who wants to marry into a wealthy family, but cannot because the girl becomes pregnant and refuses to have an abortion. This will cost him his chance at the family fortune, so in an ingenious manner, which the reader can follow step by step, he murders her and her death is ruled a suicide. In part two the sister of the murdered girl deducts that the apparent suicide was really murder, so she tracks down the killer. She's got the right person, but for the wrong reasons and she becomes the second victim. In part three, a third sister and her husband bring the killer to a sort of justice. An attractive copy of a scarce book and especially so signed by this reclusive author. Winner of the Edgar Award in 1953 for Best First Novel.

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        The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice

      New Directions Book [1953], [New York] - Novel first published in 1934, featuring Corvo's alter ego Nicholas Crabbe and his struggles against poverty in Venice as he falls in love with his androgynous (female) valet Zildo. Octavo (21cm.); original simulated cloth in pale blue and white pictorial dust jacket; xvi,[2],299pp. Jacket extremities a bit chipped and worn with clean one-inch loss to top edge of upper cover not touching text or image, some minor dust-soil. Near Fine in an About Very Good copy of the scarce early Warhol jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Second Foundation

      The Gnome Press, Inc. New York 1953 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Isaac Asimov on the front endpaper. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color and has the publisher's printed price present on the front flap. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL blue cloth with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Signed "Medea" Photograph to a fellow "Demoniaca Medea"

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Signed original Piccagliani photograph of Callas in the 1953-54 La Scala production of Medea. Boldly signed and inscribed in the lower blank margin "Ad Ada [â?¦] la "demoniaca" Medea con tanti auguri / Maria Meneghini Callas." Small crease to lower left corner, otherwise in fine condition. 3.75 x 5.75 inches (9.5 x 14.5 cm). <br style="">

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        Il costume popolare in Italia. Introduzione di Amy A. Bernardy

      Sperling & Kupfer, 1953. in-4 2 voll

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        Lettre autographe signée à Brenner. Paris, 1953.

      1953. 1 page sur papier quadrillé, env. conservée à la date du 31. X. 1953. Joint: carte d'invitation signée. "J'attends toujours de vos nouvelles, a) pour savoir ce que vous pensez de mes deux pièces manuscrites. b) pour vous voir et bavarder avec vous c) et aussi - pour savoir encore si , comme vous le disiez, vous voulez de moi dans votre équipe. Vous deviez revoir Tardieu à ce sujet (que j'ai vu il y a qqs jours et est bien d'accord)". "P.S. On peut "parfois" me téléphoner (aux heures d'ouverture de magasin chez ma voisine [...]". - Joint: carte d'invitation, signée de Ionesco, pour la répétition des Couturières de Victimes du devoir de Ionesco et Les Lettres Portugaises au Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse par la compagnie Antoine Bourseiller le 14 mai [1965].

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        The Chromatic Nuclear Membrane

      Experimental Cell Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1953 257-260. PAMPHLET. Experimental Cell Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1953 257-260 Some rust marks margin front page else very good. Self-wrappers as issued. First separate edition. Rare. * . Very Good.

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        Les derniers beaux jours

      - Plon, Paris 1953, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 35 ex numerata sulla testa di stampa Olanda. Copia bella e rara, con tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 35 ex numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Bel et rare exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        KARL MAY'S GESAMMELTE WERKE* Reiseerzählungen plus 14 Zusatzbände. Aus der Reihe: Karl May's Gesammelte Werke. 100 Bände! Band Nr. 1-86 plus 14 Zusatzbände. Mit vielen Abbildungen. Durch die Wüste, Durchs wilde Kurdistan, Von Bagdad nach Stambul, In den Schluchten des Balkans, Durch das Land der Skipetaren, Der Schut, Winnetou I-III, Sand des Verderbens, Am stillen Ozean, Am Rio de la Plata, In den Kordilleren, Old Surehand I-II, Im Lande des Mahdi I-III, Kapitän Kaiman, Die Felsenburg, Krüger Bei, Satan und Ischariot, Auf fremden Pfaden, Weihnacht, Am Jenseits, Der Löwe der Blutrache, Bei den Trümmern von Babylon, Im Reich des silbernen Löwen, Das versteinerte Gebet, Und Friede auf erden, Ardistan, Der Mir von Dschinnistan, Winnetous Erbe

      Karl May Verlag, Bamberg 1953 (Copyright (verschied) - Goldprägung auf dem Buchrücken und dem Deckel, Einbände mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, Hohe Nummern, Sonderbände und Chronikbände wie neu, insgesamt SEHR GUTER Zustand! Alle Bände 55000 Seiten, viele Abbildungen Deutsch 49000g Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 20% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 1200.00 EUR. 8° (18,5-22,5 cm), Hardcover, Leinen-Einband [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat DAS BUCHUNIVERSUM]
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        Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort. Un amateur d'âmes ; En Espagne. Lithographies de Yves Brayer.

      S. l., Société Bibliophile "Hippocrate et ses amis", 1953 ; in-folio, en feuillets sous chemise-étui bordeaux, dos en cuir gris, titre doré, couverture beige imprimée rouge à rabats, 26 lithographies en couleurs par Yves Brayer dont une en frontispice ; (3) ff., 133 pp., (6) ff. Tirage unique à 120 exemplaires, nominatifs et numérotés sur pur fil d'Arches, celui-ci imprimé spécialement pour Monsieur Marcel Maraquin (N°72).Etui légèrement fendu, dos de la chemise un peu passé, couverture légèrement insolée, l'absence de serpente a provoqué la décharge des gravures sur chacun des feuillets précédant et suivant sinon exemplaire en bon état.

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        Yong Baocai xin-zhi-shih jien-pu. (Pei Ch'ing Yung Pao Ch'ai Shih Chien P'u.). 2 Bände. Mit insgesamt 120 farbigen Orig.-Holzschnitten. Beijing, Yong Baocai, 1953.

      (Beijing, Yong Baocai, 1953.) - 1 w. Doppelbll., 2 Dbll. Textzeichen, 60 Dbll., 1 w. Dbll.; 1 w. Dbll., 3 Dlbll. Textzeichen, 60 Dlbll., 1 w. Dbll. Gr.4to. Orig.-Blockbücher - chinesischer Bindungsart - mit goldbedruckten Orig.-Umschlägen in seidenbezogener Orig.-Mappe (Tao), diese mit 2 Beinschließen. Zum Künstler vgl. Pommeranz-Liedtke, Künstler der Gegenwart 6. - Tschi Pai-Schi (auch Chi Pai-shih oder Qi Baishi) lebte 1863-1957. Durch den Einfluß des chinesischen "Impressionismus" der Schule Ssjä-ji der Sung und Ming-Zeit, deren Zeichen eine freiere Pinselschrift, Sinn für den Rhytmus und Sparsamkeit wie Kühnheit der künstlerischen Mittel sind, wandte sich der Künstler weg von der peinlichen Genauigkeit hin zur Entwicklung eines eigenen Stils. Tschi Pai-Schi gehört zu den berühmtesten modernen Künstlern Chinas und ist auch im Westen frühzeitig bekannt worden. - Die Original-Holzschnitte nach Aquarellen des Meisters zeigen Pflanzen, Tiere, Personen und Landschaften in prächtigen Farben. - Innen - wie stets - etwas Durschlag der braunen und roten Farben - Das schöne Exemplar bestens erhalten. - Beigelegt: 2 kleine Ausstellungskataloge zu China-Drucken. - Tschi Pai Schi, Chi Pai Shi, Tchi Bai Schih, Ch'i Po-shih, Chi Po - shih, Qi Baishi, Tji Bai-schi, Tji Bai Shi, U Dai Tjiie, Tschi Pai-Schi. - Jungbautschai. - Chinesische Tuschmalerei.

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        Roman (Le) d'un tricheur. Vingt eaux-fortes originales gravées par André Collot.

      Paris, Georges Guillot, 1953 ; grand in-4 en feuilles sous couverture beige clair rempliée, chemise et étui recouverts de brins de lin ivoire, titre vert au dos (emboitage de l'éditeur) ; (137) pp., 20 aux-fortes originales hors-texte. Premier tirage à 200 exemplaires au total, celui-ci n°17 des 20 du tirage de tête sur Japon nacré comprenant une page manuscrite signée par l'auteur, un dessin original, un cuivre encré, une suite en noir et une suite en bistre avec remarques, sur Japon nacré ; absence du dessin et du cuivre, par contre nous avons 2 pages manuscrites signées de Sacha Guitry au lieu d'une, il s'agit du texte du début de ce roman facétieux, avec certificat d'authencité. Rares petites rousseurs, bel exemplaire, le tirage des eaux-fortes sur Japon nacré est particulièrement beau. Première édition, sous ce titre, des "Mémoires d'un tricheur" parus en 1936.

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        Herausgegeben von Edgar Jené und Max Hölzer. [Heft 2 von 2].

      (Paris, Éditions Surréallistes, 1953). 4°. Mit 8 tlw. ganzs. Illustrationen. 32 S., Illustr.-OKart. (von Toyen). Erstausgabe des äußerst seltenen zweiten und zugleich letzten Heftes der „Surrealistischen Publikationen“ (das erste Heft erschien 1950 bei Haid in Klagenfurt). - Mit Texten bzw. Illustrationen von Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, André Breton, Hans Arp, Benjamin Péret, Edgar Jené, Antonin Artaud, Michael Guttenbrunner, Rudolf Pointner, Rudolf Wittkopf, Max Hölzer, Franz Rogler u.a. - Schönes, unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. - Laakmann/Tgahrt 428. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Surrealistische Publikationen, Edgar Jené, Max Hölzer, Surrealismus, Zeitschriften, Anthologien

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

      John Erwin, N.p. 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      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.

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        Annual Automobile Review

      Edita, Lausanne - 8 volumes, various paginations. The first 8 issues. Issue no 1 (1953 - 1954) is in fact in paperback format, which the publishers clearly dispensed with for subsequent issues. Issues 2 and 3 are in slightly rubbed cloth hardbacks without jackets, issue 4 is published in illustrated boards,with a small split to head of spine. 5-8 are in dust jackets which are in some cases rubbed with some tearing and creasing. Issue 1 has a small chip to the laminate on its cover, and a touch of bubbling to the laminate on the rear cover. Scarcely seen run of this famous periodical. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First hardcover edition, first printing. About Very Good, with rubbing to extremities and boards, with wear to rear cover; pages toned, previous owner name to front paste down. Lacking the dust jacket. One of Bradbury's best works, and a high spot in the science fiction genre.

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        Grabhorn Press] THEODORE MAX LILIENTHAL ["De Rerum Virtute"]

      San Francisco: Frances B. Lilienthal | Grabhorn Press, 1953. Limited Edition, one of 30 copies. Hard Cover. Folio. Printed in black with gold stamped initials--all versos of the leaves are blank; bound as issued in linen-backed patterned paper over boards; paper spine label is stamped in gold; top corners of both boars are a trifle bumped; top edge of the boards are a bit toned; contents clean and binding sound; Very Good condition or better. Arranged by Frances Lilienthal honoring “Ted” on his 60th birthday, the book consists of a single page tribute (presumably by Frances), a dedicatory letter and poem by Robinson Jeffers--this is the first appearance in print of “De Rerum Virtute,” having been completed only weeks before printing. Among the scarcest of the Grabhorn Press books, limited to only 30 copies. This copy is warmly inscribed by Lilienthal to “Mebs” [Melba Berry Bennet] who was a friend and biographer of Robinson Jeffers. An extraordinary association copy of an extremely scarce book. GB 533. Signed and inscribed by Lilienthal.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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      Date : 1953 Dimensions : 60x100cm Imp : COURBET, PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin livres anciens affiches ]
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      Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde, Olten 1953 - Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde 1953. 8°. 87 S. Oranger Oasenziegenlederband mit blind- und goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, mehrfacher horzizontaler blind- und goldgeprägten Deckelfiletierungen sowie Steh- und Inenkantenfileterung. Kopfgoldschnitt, in Schuber (Hugo Peller, Solothurn). "59. Veröffentlichung der Verenigung Oltner Bücherfreunde". - Nr. XVIII von 36 römisch numerierten Exemplaren der Luxusausgabe auf Zerkall-Bütten. Von Schweitzer auf dem Vortitel signiert. - Schöner Peller Einband. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Lost Splendour

      London - Jonathan Cape, 1953 Book. Fine. Hardcover. The first English translation of this memoir by Prince Felix Youssoupoff. Prince Felix is best known for his participation in the assassination of the mystical faith healer, and trusted friend oftheTsar, Nicholas II; Grigori Rasputin. Translated from the French into English by Ann Green and Nicolas Katkoff. Illustrated, with seventeenphotographs over twelve plates. Count R. L Sangorski was a prominent art collector famous for contributing to the John Marriot collection of Chinese Art. These works are listed on a receipt for binding issued to him in the 1980s, found with the sale of his collection. Bound in the 1980's after Asprey's acquisition of Zaehnsdorf bindery, who merged it with their previous acquisition of Sangorski and Sutcliff. This binding is likelyto be aZaehnsdorf binding, under the name of Asprey. This is a biographical memoir ofthe Prince, who wasmarried to the Tsar's only niece. It discusses what he portrays ashisrole in the assassination of Rasputin,and his justification. The memoir also provides an interestingglimpse intothe life of Russian nobility prior to thewar and the revolution. Condition: In a full crushed morocco binding, bound by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey and Co. Asprey gilt stamp to front pastedown. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        8 (davon 5 eigenh. und 3 ms. bzw. gedr.) Briefe, Bildpostkarten und Billetts mit U.

      Wien, 1948-1953. - Zusammen 7 SS. 4to und 8vo. Mit 4 (davon 3 eh. adr.) Kuverts. Dankt Josef Wesely für ihm wiederholt übersandte Geburtstagswünsche und wünscht seinerseits das Beste zum Neuen Jahr: "Ein Buch für Sie folgt als Zeichen innerer Verbundenheit [.] " (Karte v. 25. XII. 1948). - Der Essayist und Lyriker gab zusammen mit Alfons Wallis &#145;Das Flugblatt&#146; heraus, wurde 1945 Kulturredakteur des &#145;Neuen Österreich&#146; und war Chefredakteur mehrerer Wiener Tageszeitungen. Als Universitätslektor in Wien tätig, leitete Fontana auch die "Österreichische Buchgemeinschaft" und war von 1959 bis 64 Präsident des österr. P.E.N-Clubs. Mit der Anthologie &#145;Die Aussaat. Prosa und Verse einer neuen Jugend&#146; war er 1916 zu einem Wegbereiter des österreichischen Expressionismus geworden. Der Träger zahlreicher Literaturpreise und literarischer Auszeichnungen war Mitbegründer des Österreichischen Schriftstellerverbandes. Vgl. Kosch V, 307f.

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        Kynaston Studd - Baronet of Netheravon in the County of Wiltshire, of Eton, Cambridge and the Polytechnic London, Lord Mayor London 1928-29

      The Polytechnic, London 1953 - xix + 121 pages, a fine and very scarce biography of this excellent Briton. Forewords by The Lord Bishop of Peterborough, Sir Gerald Dodson, The Dean of Battle and Sir Pelham Warner. Sir Kynaston (JEK) Studd was born 1858 and died 1944. He was the eldest of five cricketing brothers; he appeared for Eton 1875-7, MCC 1878-85, Cambridge University 1881-4, and Middlesex 1882-4. His longtime involvement with The Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster) in London is chronicled, indeed well chronicled as the biographer is a Life Member of The Polytechnic and knew his subject well through this connection. Studd was also involved and influential in religion, the masonry movement and in the City of London, where he was Lord Mayor 1928-9. An exemplary and fulfilled life, excellently told in this volume. [Book description copyright Carvid Books] Assessed as in very good condition overall, the book's red covers are just a little worn at extremities, end papers have a little foxing, internally else clean and sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lucky Jim

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Boards lightly bowed. Several small dents to rear board. Title stamping on spine rubbed and barely legible. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Pages show several reading creases, and foxing to pages including edges. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Firenze, 1953/1990, dal vol. 1¡ al 39¡, in-4¡ brossura, in ottimo stato. Oltre 10.000 pagine con interessanti articoli, monografie, illustrazioni e carte, in nero e colori. Il blocco, indivisibile :

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      1953. The Olympia Press. 1953. In-12.Carr. Broch. Etat d'usage. Couv. lgrement passe. Coiffe en tte abme. Intrieur frais. 105 pages. (Very rare) ('Histoire de l'oeil') Translated into English by Audiart.

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre.Com]
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