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      Date : 1953 Dimensions : 106,5x72,5cm Imp : Perceval, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin livres anciens affiches ]
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        Lettres de jeunesse

      Gallimard 1953 - - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête avec 10 Madagascar hors commerce. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, contreplats et gardes de papier uni, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition, one of 15 numbered copies on Japan, with 10 deluxe edition Madagascar off trade. Cracked head back slightly and having two small spots of sunshine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ilias Ambrosiana ( Faksimile )

      Urs Graf Olten, Bern 1953 ( Hier das handschriftlich nummerierte Exemplar Nr. 372 einer Auflage von 800 nummerierten Exemplaren ). Faksimile des Codex F. 205 P. Inf. Bibliothecae Ambrosianae Mediolanensis; LVII S. Text, 52 n.n. Blätter mit montierten faksimilierten Farbtafeln, 52 Seiten mit schwarz-weißer Wiedergabe der Abbildungen auf der Rückseite der fragmentarischen Farbtafeln. In einem goldgeprägtem O-Pergamentband, dieser in einem Oleinenschuber mit Titelschildchen, Folio ( 36,5 x 28 cm ). Die Leinwandkassette berieben, etwas bestoßen, etwas fleckig und leicht lichtrandig. Der schöne Ganzpergamentband gering fleckig, ansonsten insgesamt guter und dekorativer Zustand. ( Gewicht 3500 Gramm ) ( Der Kommentarband hierzu liegt nicht vor ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Homer, Ilias, Faksimile, nummeriert, Google

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Casino Royale

      First Edition, Second Impression 1953 Edition bound in the original black cloth with bright and clear red spine titles and red hearts. White end papers. Very clean and tight with a handful of foxing spots to the fore edge. 218 pages. 8vo. Size 7 3/4 inches. The edition comes with an immaculate leather spine edged and cloth bound box with bright gilt lettering. Second impression dust jacket. Price clipped. A very small one inch closed tear to head of the spine professionally repaired only visible on the closest inspection. Very slight wear to the corners of the folds light browning on rear cover.For more information Certificate of Authenticity and custom made Morocco backed box from top bookbinder.

      [Bookseller: Rare and Antique Books]
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        The Weeping and the Laughter: A Chapter of Autobiography.

      First edition; 8vo; original cloth boards and dust jacket. This is the first volume of the author's autobiography. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Anna Gawsworth by the author using his Redonda title "To my Queen Anna with love, respectfully Ragusa (J. Maclaren-Ross) on his fiftieth birthday 7-7-62." On the front paste down is the bookplate of John Gawsworth, Realm of Redonda. John Gawsorth was the pseudonym of Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong (1912-70), poet, writer and bibliographer, who was well known in Bohemian circles in the 1940s. He inherited the island of Redonda and appointed himself King Juan I. He bestowed secular and ecclesiastical titles on his friends. Among the recipients were Victor Gollancz, Henry Miller and Dylan Thomas. Julian Maclaren-Ross was created Duke of Ragusa in 1949, and promoted to Grand Duke, on Tuesday July 7th 1958, his 46th birthday. Gawsworth adds a further inscription: Anna's Own Copy to Sneeze On Love Johnny (Julian's "King")". Maclaren-Ross has also inscribed the front dust jacket flap " Portrait of my Father on Book Jacket by Harry Jonas." The original jacket blurb states that the narrator sees himself more than thirty years ago, a small boy bewildered and lonely in a world encompassed by adults, and forced in self defence to create his own from fiction and the cinema-serials of the day. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket, with wear to the extremities.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books]
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        Sept Microbes vus à travers un tempérament.

      Paris, Les Editions du Cercle des Arts, 1953.In-12 de [40]ff., broché, couverture cartonnée rempliée illustrée [...]. Belle condition. Edition originale illustrée de 30 «Microbes» en couleurs, reproduits à l'échelle réelle des originaux (illustrations contrecollées). Un des 1000 ex. sur Marais une fleur, après 100 sur Marais pur fil trois fleurs (ex. n° 924). Edition originale.

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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        DERRIÈRE LE MIROIR N° 57-58-59. MIRO. Juin 1953.

      Paris Maeght éditeur, 1953. In-folio (380 x 280 mm) en feuilles, 20 pages non paginées et un feuillet dépliant imprimé. 12 LITHOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES EN COULEURS dont 1 en double page et la célèbre composition "Nocturne" en quintuple page. L'ouvrage est entièrement composé et lithographié en couleurs par Joan Miro. Textes et inscriptions par Miro. DLM édité en juin 1953 pour l'exposition, à la Galerie Maeght, de 63 peintures et 36 eaux-fortes originales de 1952 et 1953 . Tirage original d'une grande rareté. Excellent état de conservation, le célèbre "Nocturne" à l'état de neuf. Exemplaire de l'édition originale (et unique tirage) en excellent état et bien complet. Un des volumes mythiques de la revue.

      [Bookseller: Patrice Jeudy - Livres Anciens et Modern]
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        James Bond First Edition Collection by Ian Fleming

      The collection comes complete with a bespoke solid Perspex presentation case to protect the series from dust and slight variations in external conditions and allows the set to be protected but entirely visible from all sides. All the books come complete with original, non price-clipped first edition dust jackets, except for Casino Royal (with facsimile jacket to complete the look of the set). A couple of the editions are ex-library - please see photos. Some fading to orange of the spine of "For Your Eyes Only". Live and Let Die is the rare first/first with a second state jacket. The Spy Who Loved Me is signed by Caroline Monroe (Naomi) and includes a recent signed postcard acquired from her to help verify the signature. Octopussy is as new, unread and absolutely fine in condition.

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        Starman Jones

      Scribner, New York, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. Starman Jones, New York: Scribner's, 1953. Octavo, first edition with Scribner's 'A' and seal on copyright page, light green cloth boards with dark green lettering and spaceship on spine, dark green drawing on front, illustrations by Clifford Geary. Condition of this book: Jacket chipped at extremities, clean and bright with age toning to flaps, interior very good, toning to endpages and edges. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; United States; 1950s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52667. .

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        Tentation au village et autres récits extraits du journal de Franz Kafka.

      Paris, Chez Bernard Grasset, Les cahiers verts 17, 1953.In-12 broché de 252-[4] pages, couverture verte imprimée en 2 tons. Trace de pli au second plat, accroc minime en tête et en queue, pour le reste en belle condition, en partie non coupé. Edition originale de la traduction français au tirage limité à 1714 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci est numéroté 1 et fait partie des 52 exemplaires sur vergé de Montval, premier papier. Only for the winner...

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Signed. First edition, first printing; paperback issue, published prior to the hardcover. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page in black marker. Good, with wraps showing light edge wear and a bit of crackling to the finish, reading creases to spine, front inner hinge over-opened and glue binding a bit fragile. One of Bradbury's best works, and a high spot in the science fiction genre.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Autograph letter signed. Boat House, Laughharne, Carmarhenshire, 15. VII. 1953.

      1953. 8vo. ¾ p. "Dear Leslie Collier, Apologies. I was in America when you came to Carmarthen, that couldn't be helped. But I've been back a month now, and I haven't written to say how sorry I was to have missed you and how I hope, whenever you're next in this part, you'll come along and have drinks. No letters were forwarded when I was away, so unfortunately, I couldn't let you know; but I could have written much sooner than this. My only excuse is that I have been busy about the country ever since I returned; and that's a poor excuse, I know. My wife also wants to apologise for not having seen you when you were down. Anyway, I shall look forward. Sincerely yours, Dylan Thomas". - A few light stains, and some mounting remnants on the verso, otherwise very fine. From the collection of Diana Herzog.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1953 - Red cloth with silver lettering and decorations. The special Presentation Edition of the First Edition of Lindbergh's SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS issued in an unstated limitation of 1000 copies. This is Copy #112 SIGNED in full by the author and is one of the lowest numbers in the limitation that we have come across. The limitation leaf has the small penciled name of Armitage Watkins with the notation "10 viii 53/gift of publisher." Fine in a Very Good original glassine with a very small chip at the head of the spine and a long closed tear at the rear [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        International Economics: Theory and Policy: AND International Economics Update Booklet [Englisch] von Paul R. Krugman (Autor), Maurice Obstfeld (Autor)

      Addison-Wesley Longman, Amsterdam, 1953. International Economics, the best-selling textbook in the field, is written by two of the world's preeminent economists. Both the real trade portion of the book and the monetary portion are divided into a core of chapters focused on theory, followed by chapters applying the theory to major policy questions, past and current. The Sixth Edition has been throughly revised to reflect the changes of today's global economic landscape, including the unprecedented expansion of globalization, the increasingly crucial nature of international economic relations, the gains from trade, and recent anti-globalization controversies such as the continuing debate over the optimal level of trade. Consistent with previous editions, the text presents an integrated treatment of the Ricardian model, specific factors, factor endowments, and imperfect competition models of trade, along with in-depth analysis of empirical evidence. It covers the effects and causes of trade policy, including strategic trade policy and the income-distribution effects of trade.The book also provides a unified model of open-economy macroeconomics, based on an asset-market approach to exchange rate determination with a central role for expectations. Contents same as US/UK editions. Paul Krugman, geboren 1953 in New York, ist ein brillanter amerikanischer ?konom der jungen Generation. Seine Arbeit wurde u.a. 1991 durch die Verleihung der John-Bates-Clark-Medaille f?r den besten Nachwuchswissenschaftler gew?rdigt. 1998 erhielt Krugman die Ehrendoktorw?rde der Freien Universit?t Berlin, und im Jahr 2000 wurde ihm in N?rnberg der Horst-Recktenwald-Preis f?r National?konomie verliehen. Bereits mit 24 Jahren schloss er seine Promotion am renommierten Massachusetts Institute of Technologie (MIT) mit einer Arbeit ?ber flexible Wechselkurse ab. Im selben Jahr trat er seine erste Professur an der Yale University an. Neben seinen Lehr- und Forschungst?tigkeiten arbeitet Krugman als Berater, u.a. 1992 in der Wahlkampapagne f?r Bill Clinton. Derzeit lehrt er am Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Neben seiner wissenschaftlichen T?tigkeit schreibt Krugman f?r zahlreiche Zeitungen und hat schon einige erfolgreiche B?cher publiziert. International EconomicsTheory and Policy Paul R. Krugman Maurice Obstfeld

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        Eigenh. Bildpostkarte mit U. [Nizza], 7. II. 1953.

      1953. ¾ S. Qu.-8vo. Mit ms. adr. Kuvert. An Michelle de Freston in England, der er für ein Paket mit Köstlichkeiten dankt: "Les gouttes de neige sont delicieuses - et les boeufs! | H. Matisse | vous remercie". - Auf der Bildseite die Farbreproduktion seines Gemäldes "Jeune fille en robe lanche".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Nine Stories

      Little, Brown and Co., 1953 Very good first edition in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page and the original price of $3.00 is still on the front flap of the jacket. Some foxing on jacket flaps and rear endpapers and inside of dj, with slight chipping at top of dj spine, but gilt on spine of book is present and legible and book has the two types of paper characteristic of the first edition. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Autograph letter signed. Torquay, 14. III. 1953.

      1953. 8vo. 1¾ pp. To Francis W. Owen: "Thank you for your kind letter, and for what you say in it. There has been an exciting time in Dublin about the new play, + still a lot of commotion in argument for the play and against the play. I hope your friend, Miss Hayden, wasn't too disappointed when you told her I could not give her the play. Another of mine now - 'Red Roses for Me' - is under contract in New York. Dublin is still crowding round 'The Bishop's Bonfire', made more remarkable during the season of Lent [...]".

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        Contes, illustrés de bois originaux par Henri Laurens

      1953Paris, Les 100 Bibliophiles de France et d'Amérique, 1953. 28 x 21 cm, in-4, 67 pp. - 5 ff. n. ch., 11 bois en couleurs dont 1 en couverture et 10 dans le texte, en feuilles sous couverture bleue à rabats illustrée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur couverts de papier Chine. Edition originale de la traduction. Dernier livre illustré par Henri Laurens, composé par Madeleine de Harting. Tirage à 147 exemplaires, tous sur vergé à la cuve. Celui-ci non numéroté, mais nominatif : exemplaire imprimé pour Anne Green (la soeur de Julien Green), traductrice de ces contes extraits de "My Name is Aram", et signé par Henri Laurens. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 10167)

      [Bookseller: Julien Mannoni livres anciens]
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        Il costume popolare in Italia. Introduzione di Amy A. Bernardy

      Sperling & Kupfer, Milano 1953 - - 80 + VII tavv in nero f.t. + 94 tavv in quadricromia dell'Autrice f.t. 113-150 + 8 tavv in nero f.t. + 106 tavv in quadricromia dell'Autrice f.t. p. 2 voll in-4

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Signed. First edition, first printing; paperback issue, published prior to the hardcover. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page in black marker. Good, with wraps showing light edge wear and a bit of crackling to the finish, reading creases to spine, front inner hinge over-opened and glue binding a bit fragile. One of Bradbury's best works, and a high spot in the science fiction genre.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les Metamorphoses (illus. André Collot)

      Paris.'Aux depens d'un groupe de bibliophiles amis de l'artiste'. 1953. In-4. 147pp. Frontispice. Page de titre illustré. 15 belles gravures à 3/4 de page de André COLLOT. Tirage à 240 exemplaires - celui-ci porte le numéro 150. Très belle reliure signé de Menidrey en plein chagrin rouge, image à froid en cuir vert au premier plat. Dos légèrement insolé. Petite déchirure en bas du premier page de garde, mais sinon ouvrage en parfait état dans son étui d'origine.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Valier ]
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        «Vers l'étang de Berre»

      Burins originaux de Camille Paul JOSSO. Édité par Pierre de Tartas en 1953. Grand in-4 (26x33cm), en feuilles, sous chemise et étui d'édition.Bonne illustration de C. JOSSO qui réalisera 24 beaux burins pour cet ouvrage. Tirage limité à 200 ex. 1/110 sur vélin de Rives.

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        Collection of 4 (1 autograph and 3 typed) letters, all signed ("Ernie"). San Francisco de Paula (Cuba) and Madrid, 1953-1955.

      1953. Large 4to. Altogether 4¼ pp. on 5 pp. With one autogr. envelope. To George Brown, the owner of a gymnasium in Manhattan, Hemingway's personal trainer, boxing coach, and friend. - I: Hemingway's affection for his sporting pal is evident in this revealing and highly personal letter, written shortly before Ernest and Mary left for an African safari: "How are you kid? Mary sends her best. We are fine and in very good shape and think of you often. Were out on a trip together on the boat for two weeks and we go to bed every night after it gets dark and have plenty of time to talk and to sleep good [...]". Hemingway then gives news of his sons and mentions his youngest son ("Gig"), who, in his early twenties, was turning violently hostile to his father: "I am sorry I spoke against Gig since he is a friend of yours and used to be of mine as well as my favorite son. But he changed very strange very fast. As bad as though the devil was managing him. I couldn't ever see him again; not even to go and see him hanged. But if he seems good to you, O.K. I haven't heard from him since last November when he came of age [...]" (Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, 12 May 1953). - II: Written on the eve of the latter's visit to Cuba and while preparations are being made for the filming of "The Old Man And The Sea": "George you can't have any confidence in any of those characters. They are all tighter than a hogs ass in fly time. That Goldwyn kid was nice as could be when it was a question of seeing us and thus becoming an old pal of old Ernie [...]" (ibid., 18 August 1955). - III: Written from his sickbed. Preparations were still being made for the film, and Hemingway had spent September trying to get actions shots of leaping marlins for the producer Leland Hayward. Apparently, too, Hemingway was making an effort to get Brown involved in getting Spencer Tracy in shape, for he writes: "I am very sorry about [Peter] Viertel [who wrote the screenplay] behaving so carelessly. He is a very selfish boy but I think he has a little bit of an excuse in that he was with Zinneman on the script and was expecting you out there. While Zinneman was down here we discussed the whole thing about your getting Spencer in shape and agreed it was absolutely necessary and we spoke about it again on the long distance phone [...]" (ibid., 25 November 1955; with several autograph lines in pencil). - IV: In early 1954 Ernest and Mary Hemingway suffered two near-fatal plane crashes in Uganda, and Hemingway's injuries were extensive (according to Carlos Baker, "The crash at Butiaba and the fire at Shimoni had [...] left him no more than a shadow of his former vigor"). "Just got your letter of Jan 14 George forwarded back from Nairobi. Sure glad you liked the first hooks piece with the pictures. We'd only been out 4-5 weeks then and I wasn't really in shape. In 5 months of that stuff got down to under 190 before those crashes. Now no exercise since Jan 23-24th except early necessary damaging exercise (pitching rocks left-handed with a busted back type of exercise). Good thing I was in shape though. All doctors look at you like some kind of freak like Joe Grimm because you are alive. Am tired of being so smashed up. But always remember you and your head. We beat this one I guess but the smashed vertebrae etc is a no good rap [...]" ([Madrid], 24 May 1954). - I to III: On personal stationery of Finca Vigia; IV: on sheet of hotel stationery ("Palace Hotel, Madrid"). - Partly light-soiled, otherwise in fine condition.

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        Domaine public

      1953. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 85 copie numerate sul filo puro, il nostro uno dei 10 studiosi fuori commercio, edizione deluxe. La nostra copia è la "f" e appositamente stampate per Raymond Queneau. Autografo prezioso firmato Youki Desnos Raymond Queneau e Janine: "... La strada Lacretelle - doppia grasso poco pranzo ..." arricchita con un invio di René Bertelè "... con buona omaggio amichevole il copista ... " Bellissimo esemplare. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 85 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre un des 10 hors commerce lettrés, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire est le "f" et spécialement imprimé pour Raymond Queneau. Précieux envoi autographe daté et signé de Youki Desnos à Raymond et Janine Queneau : "... La rue Lacretelle - le gras double du petit déjeûner..." enrichi d'un envoi de René Bertelé : "... avec l'hommage bien amical du copiste..." Bel exemplaire.  

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      The First UK printing published by Ward, Lock and Co in 1953. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Light toning and spotting to the text block but the pages remain clean. Mild pushing at the spine ends. Light toning to the map endpapers. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. Minor edge wear with a few nicks and closed tears. Light creasing at the edges in places. The colouring remains very bright. The period wrapper artwork looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The scarce fourth title in the 'Poldark' series. A sharp copy and very scarce with such attributes. Collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Four Centuries on the Pascagoula. History, Story, Legend of The Pascagoula River Country. Two Volumes.

      NP: Cyril E. Cain (1953 and 1962)., 1953. Collected and Edited by Cyril Edward Cain. Two Volumes (complete). 8vos. xii, 216 pp; 254 pp. Original blue buckram cloth bindings, Vol. I stamped in white and Vol. II in gilt. This self-published history spanning nine years between Vol. I and Vol. II is an important resource for the history and genealogy of this rich Southern region. Vol. II occasionally comes on the market but this is the first time we have encountered the first edition of Vol. I. and we can find no auction records for its previous sale. Both volumes have light cloth rubbing and a name front pastedowns else fine. Rare.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        The Tragedy Of Richard The Third: With The Landing Of Earle Richmond, And The Battell At Bosworth Field

      San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press. Near Fine. 1953. Limited Edition. Vellum. One of one hundred and eighty copies, bound in full limp vellum with ties. The prospectus, featuring a red woodblock illustration, is included. The color woodblock illustrations were designed and produced by Mary Grabhorn. The handmade paper is from the Tuckenay Mill of Arthur Millbourn and Company. The type is an old French Lettre Batarde and cast at the Peignot Foundry. This volume is near fine. The vellum cover is bright and clean except for minor darkening to the bottom corner, as pictured. Minor foxing on interior pages but otherwise fine in unread condition. The slipcase is in lesser condition with sunning to the spine, two blemishes, and chipping to the corners; The text is from the 1623 Folio with some updates and corrections including the full spelling of characters' names ; [x], 190, [12] pages .

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        "The Sculpture of Matisse".

      1953Lithographie affiche en couleurs, signée dans la planche en bas à droite et titrée, Paris, Mourlot, 1953, 76 x 51 cm. Cette affiche originale a été réalisée par Henri MATISSE pour présenter sa rétrospective à la Tate Gallery de janvier à février 1953. Elle est titrée "The Arts Council, the sculpture of Matisse and three painting with studies" et tirée à 800 épreuves en 5 couleurs par le célèbre lithographe Mourlot. L'oeuvre figure dans le "Catalogue raisonné des affiches modernes du XXe siècle", sous le N°46. Rare en cet état. Infimes plis.

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        Caucasian Battlefields.

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1953. A History of the Wars on the Turco-Caucasian Border 1828-1921. Octavo. Original blue buckram, title gilt to spine. In the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 7 other plates, 8 folding maps, 17 full-page maps, and 14 sketch maps in the text. A touch of foxing to the jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To George R. Pope, with regards from one of the joint-authors, W. E. D. Allen. 18 June 1956". From the library of the distinguished author and authority on The Great Game, Peter Hopkirk (1930-2014), with his neat book label. The work of the extraordinary scion of a theatrical family and a brilliant Russian emigré, this work was described on publication as "the most complete and authoritative study of this subject available in the English language" (Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, XIX, 1, p206), and has recently been confirmed as "a classic study" (ODNB). Allen "was a man of many talents: a gentleman, a businessman, a philosopher, an adventurer, but continuously and most powerfully an energetic historian and linguist. He made his library, later held by the University of Indiana, the finest private collection of books on Georgia and the Caucasus in the Western world. Throughout his life he travelled extensively in remote places and may be the only person to have walked the entire length of the Turkish-Russian frontier"; an essayist, cultural historian, novelist and playwright, Muratoff was cited in Clive James' Cultural Amnesia as a prime example of "just how brilliant somebody can be and still be a forgotten man", having published an account of a tour of Italy, Obrazy italii (1911-24), "one of the most dazzling books of its type ever written. As a book on the Italian Grand Tour it not only stands directly in the tradition of Goethe, Gregorovius, Burckhardt and Arthur Symons, but it is better than any of them".

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        Someone Like You

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1953. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine and front board in black on purple ground, top edge purple, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Spine a touch cocked, boards slightly splayed, joints tender, final few leaves with a faint crease to the upper corner. A very good copy in an excellent jacket with toned spine panel and slightly rubbed extremities. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dahl on the front flyleaf: "For Kate from Roald Dahl. Nov. 9, 1953.

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        Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket with $2.75 intact. Light toning to pages. Light dust soiling to boards and light fading along top and bottom edges. Dust jacket shows edge wear, creasing, several short tears, patch of wear to front flap, though remains rather presentable. A nice copy.

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      ROJANKOVSKY, FEODOR. ROJANKOVSKY,FEODOR. ORIGINAL ART: GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES. Offered here are 2 fine original watercolors that appear on pp. 65 and 27 of The Giant Book Of Cat Stories published by Golden Books in 1953. The 2 images are attractively mounted, matted and framed to 22 inches wide x 17" high. They could be separated and framed individually. The first image is a great nighttime scene with a large black cat with white paws in the foreground. An owl is flying above him and there is a house and much greenery in the background. It measures 11" high x 8", with 2 corners slightly trimmed and an unpainted area where text would be. The second image (on p. 27) is of a cat sticking its head out of a large wicker basket that is sitting outside in the grass at night with stars in the sky. The image measures 5 1/2" high x 4 1/2". Rojankovsky was a Russian emigre artist who became an important illustrator of children's books. He illustrated the Domino Press' landmark Daniel Boone, and won the Caldecott Award in 1956 for Frog Went A'Courtin. Original art by Rojan rarely appears on the market and these are great images.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Assignment in Eternity

      US: Fantasy Press, 1953 Very Good, 1st state of book with light shelf wear, light water stain to upper corner front board, slight slant, mild rubbing to gilt lettering on spine, with previous owner name written top of first end page; in a Good to Very Good jacket that has edge and corner wear, small chips and closed tears with slight color loss along edges and folds, rubbing and light soiling. Price present on front flap is $3.00. A collection of four early science fiction novellas. This is number 54 of the 500 copies that were signed by Heinlein on a tipped-in, glossy limitation page – To D. E. Hooks Sincerely R A Heinlein.

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        Go Tell It On the Mountain

      Alfred A Knopf, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Alfred A Knopf, New York 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Red cloth boards. Signed by James Baldwin on a tipped in page after the endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, clean boards, light shelf wear. Name date and one line of writing at the front endpaper, light age toning. Light spots. The dust jacket is not present.

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        The Spirit of St Louis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1953. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver, aeroplane device to front board in silver, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. 16 plates, double-page map to the text. Spine faded, very light rubbing to extremities, sound and internally fresh, a very good copy in the dust jacket which is somewhat spotted to verso but presents nicely, with light toning to spine panel, small chips to ends and corners otherwise some light rubbing and ruffling to the extremities. First edition, first printing, one of a handful of important pre-publication presentation copies, inscribed on the title page, "To Sheldon and Edith Yates, with best wishes from Charles, August, 1953. Publication date is Sept. 14th". Edith [Morrow] Yates was Anne Morrow Lindbergh's maternal aunt. The Spirit of St. Louis is Lindbergh's most famous book, containing the account of his record-breaking solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic.

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        Oeuvres, 8 tomes (complet pour cette édition)

      Imprimerie Nationale, André Sauret éditeur Paris, 1953-1954, Couverture rempliée illustrée, in 4 (25 x 20 cm), 183 + 214 + 209 +217 + 209 + 228 +195 + 211 pages, 173 illustrations en couleurs, coloriées à la main par Maurice Beaufumé, d'après aquarelles de Albert Dubout. sous emboîtage bleu, dos avec fers et titre doré.Tirage limité à 5000 exemplaires : 500 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à CCCCC sur Grand Vergé d'Arches avec une suite en noir, 5000 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 5000 sur Vélin d'Arches, 100 exemplaires Hors commerce marqués H. C. Exemplaire 519 sur papier Vélin d'Arches. Albert Dubout (1905-1976) est un peintre qui s'illustra en particulier dans l'illustration d'ouvrages, dont les plus grands classiques de la littérature leur donnant une vision comique et moderne jamais égalée. En effet, il illustra à partir de 1929 près de 80 ouvrages : Boileau, Beaumarchais, Mérimée, Rabelais, Villon, Cervantés, Balzac, Racine, Molière, Voltaire, Rostand, Poe, Courteline, Le code des impôts, Chevalier et Frédéric Dard, etc. Il collabora aussi à plusieurs journaux dont Le Rire, Marianne, Eclats de Rire, et nous laisse de nombreux tableaux. Edition comprenant les œuvres suivantes : Les femmes savantes, L'école des femmes, Les précieuses ridicules, Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Sganarelle, Les fourberies de Scapin, Médecin malgré lui, Tartuffe, Le malade imaginaire - Emboîtage, couverture et intérieur en très bon état, dos des emboîtages très légèrement passés

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        Les esprits

      - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 10,5x16,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale della riduzione teatrale fondata da Albert Camus, una delle copie del servizio stampa. Precious autografo firmato da Albert Camus al suo caro amico Andre Belamich ... - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de l'adaptation théâtrale établie par Albert Camus, un des 200 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés sur alfama et réservés au service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin gris anthracite, dos lisse, plats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Devauchelle. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à son proche ami André Belamich. Belamich rencontre Camus en 1932 sur les bancs du cours de philosophie de Jean Grenier au lycée Bugeaud d'Alger, la fameuse « Khâgne africaine ». Après avoir participé ensemble à l'aventure du Parti Communiste Algérien, Camus et Belamich forment avec d'autres penseurs et artistes ce  que l'on nomme aujourd'hui "l'Ecole d'Alger" réunissant autour de l'éditeur et libraire Edmond Charlot une génération d'esprits progressistes dont Claude de Fréminville, Max-Pol Fouchet, René-Jean Clot, emmanuel Roblès et Gabriel Audisio. Après plusieurs traductions pour Charlot de Jane Austin et David Lawrence, Belamich devient surtout, à l'initiative et avec le soutien de Camus, le principal traducteur de Garcia Lorca et l'instigateur de sa diffusion en France. L'indéfectible amitié qui l'unit à Camus jusqu'à sa mort - il est à ses côtés lors de la remise de son Prix Nobel - font de lui un des principaux témoins de la vie de l'écrivain comme l'attestent ses contributions aux biographies de Herbert R. Lottman et de Olivier Todd. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Emouvant et précieux envoi à cet ami des premières heures algériennes qui ont construit l'humanisme de Camus et auxquelles il consacra son dernier roman inachevé : « Le premier homme ». 

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        Odes Anacréontiques. Traduction de Leconte de Lisle. Lithographies originales de André Derain.

      Lyon, Cercle Lyonnais du Livre (Fequet et Baudier pour la typographie, Mourlot Frères pour la lithographie), 1953 ; in-8, en feuilles sous chemise crème rempliée, imprimée, chemise dos vélin ivoire, titre doré à la japonaise, étui beige (emboitage éditeur) ; (3) ff. blancs, 80, [81], (1 bl.), (12) pp., (3) ff. blancs, 50 lithographies par André Derain, 7 à pleines pages. Tirage total à 200 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil BFK de Rives, celui-ci N°85. La couverture s'est légèrement teintée au contact des plats de la chemise, sans aucune gravité. Bel exemplaire à l'illustration très réussie.

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        The Long Good-Bye.

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1953. Octavo. Original dark red boards, titles to spine in silver. With the pictorial dust jacket designed by Fritz Wenger. Spine rolled, boards slightly bowed, some spotting to edges of text block. A very good copy in the bright jacket with some nicks and rubbing to extremities. First edition, first impression of the seventh Philip Marlowe novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Long Goodbye

      Hamish Hamilton, London, 1953 First edition, UK; with no mention of later printings. Book condition is near fine. Very slightly leaning but otherwise a beautiful clean square copy. Jacket is very good. There is one pronounced chip at the top of the spine as well as some shelf wear, but otherwise intact. Comes in custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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      Sans lieu ni date [1953] 1 volume in-4 (25 x 21,2 cm), broché, couverture gris bleu semi-rigide avec une étiquette de papier carré env. 4,5 x 4,5 cm contrecollée (feuille de vigne dans un double encadrement de filets noirs sur le plat recto et sexe masculin dans un double encadrement de filets noirs sur le plat verso), 1 feuillet de titre (avec LIVRE D'IMAGES imprimé en blanc dans un carré noit), 20 feuillets d'illustrations et 1 feuillet de justification du tirage. Frottements aux bords de couverture, et trace en quatrième de couverture, sinon très bon état. Papier Japon pour les illustrations (vérifié). TIRAGE A 260 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 10 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR JAPON NUMÉROTÉ A LA MAIN A L'ENCRE NOIRE (n°3). Le papier utilisé pour cet exemplaire a été vérifié et il s'agit bien d'un papier Japon (papier nuageux) et en aucun cas d'un papier vélin blanc. Dutel : Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970, n°1858. Dutel indique une couverture différente en papier noir avec une étiquette rose montrant un sexe et un étui avec une étiquette rose montrant une feuille de vigne. Par ailleurs Dutel indique une réédition-pirate tirée sur papier vélin blanc avec une justification identique mais non numérotés. Les exemplaires de l'édition originale devant être selon lui numérotés au composteur. Ouvrage condamné pour la première fois le 15 mai 1961. Siné est né en 1928 et continue, avec acharnement malgré ses 86 balais et ce putain de crabe qui le bouffe, à égayer notre vie mensuelle ! Son Siné Mensuel successeur de l'inénarrable défunt Siné Hebdo sont incontournables pour bien vivre en Irrévérentie parmi les gouverneux. Cet album érotique de 20 dessins de jeunesse publié en 1953 (il a 25 ans) donne le ton. Grand Prix de l'humour noir en 1955, rapidement il affiche son anticolonialisme, son antisionisme, son anticapitalisme, son anticléricalisme et son anarchisme. En mai 1968, il fonde L'Enragé avec Jean-Jacques Pauvert et dessine dans Action. En 1981, Siné rejoint l'équipe de Charlie Hebdo et signe la rubrique « Siné sème sa zone ». En 1981, Michel Polac fait appel à lui pour l'émission Droit de Réponse sur TF1. Après la privatisation de la chaîne, l'émission est supprimée en 1987 en raison d'un dessin de Wiaz titré « Bouygues, une maison de maçon, un pont de maçon, une télé de m... ». Siné passe à L'Événement du Jeudi avec Loup. En 1982, il est accusé par la Licra d'incitation à la haine raciale pour des propos jugés antisémites tenus sur la « radio libre » Carbone 14 (voir l'article détaillé Affaire Siné). Il s'excusera de la tirade incriminée en publiant une lettre sous forme d'encart publicitaire dans le journal Le Monde, prétextant la colère et l'alcool, et la Licra retirera sa plainte en le félicitant pour cette « page du cœur ». Siné est tout de même condamné, l'association Avocats sans frontières de Gilles-William Goldnadel poursuivant l'accusation. En 1992, il reprend la rubrique « Siné sème sa zone » du nouveau Charlie Hebdo, non sans quelques heurts avec la nouvelle direction. Grand ami Grolandais il tourne au cinéma pour ses amis Gustave Kervern et Benoît Delépine. Le 13 octobre 2010, sort sur les écrans français le documentaire Mourir ? Plutôt crever ! qui lui est consacré, réalisé par Stéphane Mercurio. Si tu me lis Bob ... Respects ! Je n'aime pas les maîtres à penser mais quand même ... Nous vaincrons ! (NDLR) TRÈS BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CET ALBUM RARE, ICI DANS LE TRÈS RARE TIRAGE SUR JAPON.

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      28 Lithographies originales en couleurs de Yves Brayer, dont 3 à double page (Complet & Contrôlé). Édition tirée à 140 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches. Celui-ci N°39 imprimé pour Monsieur Gaston Rueff. Paris, Les Centraux Bibliophiles - 1953 - 160 pages. Pages volantes sous couverture imprimée. Chemise avec titre au dos et étui cartonnés. Très bon état. Format in-4°(33x26).

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections P. Commerot]
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        GNOME PRESS CONAN series: The Coming of; The Barbarian; The Sword of; King; The Conqueror; The Return of; Tales of CONAN -by Robert E Howard, Bjorn Nyberg; L Sprague De Camp (one signed) -7 Volumes ( Book 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 )( Hyborea / Hyborean )

      New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Gnome Press, 1953, 1954, 1952, 1953, 1950, 1957, 1955, 1st edition, First Printing for All -----------7 volumes (one signed by de Camp), overseas shipping (anywhere outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional shipping charges, all are GNOME PRESS editions in dustjackets, all in dustjacket, all are about 5.5 x 8.25 inches, ---COMING -a Very Good+ copy, tight and square, a wee bit of browning to the gutters at front and rear, very slight mark on spine near upper tip, a faint hint of dustiness to the upper edge of the text block, a wee bit of rubbing to the tips, ---in a Very Good+ dustjacket, a wee bit of sunning to the spine, light rubbing/soiling to the predominately white rear panel, a wee bit of tip wear ---BARBARIAN -a solid Very Good copy, light tip wear, age toning to the endpapers, some browning to the papera bit of sunning to the spine tips where the spine has been exposed by chipping to the jacket tips, in a Good dustjacket with some chips and tears, difficult to tell but there may be a wee bit of sunning to the spine of the jacket, a bit of rubbing to the predominately white rear panel ---SWORD -a Very Good+ copy, a wee bit of very light tip wear, a bit of dustiness to the upper edge of the text block, a wee bit of age toning to paper, in a Very Good dustjacket with a bit of rubbing, a bit of tip wear, some flaking at spine tips, a bit of rubbing to the predominately white rear panel, ---KING - a Very Good+ copy, a wee bit of rubbing to tips, a bit of dustiness to the upper edge of the text blocka very faint hint of age toning to the endpaper gutters, in a Very Good dustjacket, short closed tear on rear panel, slight tip wear, a wee bit of sunning to the spine, some shallow chips, a bit of rubbing to the predominately white rear panel, ---CONQUEROR -a solid Good copy, dampstain at lower corners of boards, a bit of age toning to the text block, one lending library stamp on rear endpaper, date stamps on 2nd blank rear endpaper, in a Very Good+ dustjacket with the often seen fading to the orange colour on the spine, lettering and Conan image are still quite strong, no rubbing to the predominately white rear panel ---RETURN -a Very Good+ copy, bump to one corner, rubbing to edge of boards, browning to paper, a bit of dustiness to the upper edge of the text blocksmall patch of blue paper on front blank endpaper (and I do mean small ), in a Very Good dustjacket, a bit of rubbing to the predominately white panels, a bit of crinkling on the spinea couple of short closed tears ---TALES - a Near Fine copy, some browning to the paper, former owner's bookplate on the verso of the front board, signed and inscribed "For L__ - L. Sprague de Camp 11/2/90", in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a bit of sunning to the spine, ---COMING contains: REH's Letter to P Schuyler Miller; HPL's Letter to Donald Wollheim; The Hyborian Age; The Shadow Kingdom; The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune; The King and the Oak; An Informal Biography of Conan the Cimmerian; The Tower of the Elephant; The God in the Bowl; Rogues in the House; The Frost-Giant's Daughter; Queen of the Black Coast ---BARBARIAN contains: Black Colossus; Shadows in the Moonlight; A Witch Shall Be Born; Shadows in Zamboula; The Devil in Iron ---SWORD contains: The People of the Black Circle; The Slithering Shadow; The Pool of the Black One; Red Nails ---KING contains: Introduction; Jewels of Gwahlur; Beyond the Black River; The Treasure of Tranicos; The Phoenix on the Sword; The Scarelt Citadel ---CONQUEROR is a novel Intro by John D Clark ---RETURN is a novel ---TALES contains: Intro by P S Miller; Note by de Camp; The Blood Stained God; Hawks over Shem; The Road of the Eagles; The Flame-Knife, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed (one book). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good to Near Fine/Good to Very Good+. Illus. by Frank Kelly Freas; Emsh ( Ed Emshwiller ); David Kyle; John Forte; Wallace ( Wally ) Wood; Emsh Cover Art .

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        Les poulpes

      - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 14x21cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 89 esemplari numerati sul filo puro solo grandi giornali. Torna un po 'scolorita. copia rara e piacevole. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 89 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Dos légèrement décoloré. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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        Annual Automobile Review

      Lausanne: Edita. 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. . Very Good. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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