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        Childhood's End

      Ballantine Books, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Ballantine Books, New York 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1953 with no additional printings. Red cloth boards. Rare Book. This is an original novel stated on the by the author page. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, light shelf wear, light spots. Minor age toning. The dust jacket is not present.

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        Rarität - Konvolut von 162 verschiedenen Büchern aus der seltenen DDR - Reihe " spannend erzählt " in dieser seltenen Sammlung, , Konvolut Bücherpaket, Foto zeigt nur einen kleinen Teil der Bücher!!!!, die komplette Reihe umfaßt die Bände 1 - 229 - wir bieten einen großen Teil dieser Bände hier an (162 von 229)

      ca. 40.000 S., mit einigen Abbildungen, einige Hardcover u. einige Halbleinwand, Standardbuchformat Bücher aus den Bänden 1 - 229, Reihe erschienen von 1953 - 1991, ---- Inhalt Band: 3 Der Marinedolch - Anatoli Rybakow (Buchdeckel mit leichte Flecken), 107 Der Stadthauptmann von Quedlinburg - Gerhard Beutel (Buchdeckel mit Flecken), 95 Die Insel der bösen Geister - Herbert Wotte, 123 Magellans Reise um die Welt, 176 Die wunderbaren aber wahrhaftigen Abenteuer des Kapitäns Corcoran - Alfred Assolant, 128 Expedition Mikro - Alexander Kröger (Seitenverklebung vorne aufgerissen, Buchdeckel vom Seitenblock teils gelöst, Seitenschnitt mit Wasserflecken), 66 Tatanka Yotanka - Rudolf Daumann, 50 Bandidos - Fred Wander (Titelseite mit Volksarmee-Stempel, Seitenverklebung bei der Titelseite aufgerissen, Buchdeckel mit starken Gebrauchsspuren u. bekritzelt), 147 Der Fluch des Schwarzen Felsens - Jozef Repko, 148 Der Sohn des Sertao - Lene und Walter Klein, 80 Der Sohn des Kardinals - E.L. Voynich, 165 Drei Könige für Buda - Miklos Ronaszegi, 21 Old Bob Der Graue Hund von Kenmuir - Alfred Ollivant, 98 Spartacus Feldherr der Sklaven - Raffaello Giovagnoli, 146 Ein Goldmensch - Mor Jokai, 166 Genion - Klaus Frühauf, 93 In den Red-River-Sümpfen - Friedrich Gerstäcker (Buchrücken teils aufgerissen), 28 Die Rächer vom Sherwood - George Payne Rainsford James, 103 Severino von den Inseln - Eduard Klein, 51 Der Mondstein - William Wilkie Collins (Buchdeckel leicht fleckig), 220 Der Untergang der Telesalt - Alexander Kröger, 210 In den Korallenriffen - Joachim Specht, 200 Der Rote Freibeuter - James Fenimore Cooper, 201 König Stachs Wilde Jagd - Uladsimir Karatkewitsch, 202 Die Lawine Roman um Armin den Cherusker - Elisabeth Hartenstein, 203 Der Fluch der weißen Wüste - Josef Kutik, 204 Fieber am Amazonas - Eduard Klein, 205 Die Diana von den Inseln - Paul d Ivoi, 206 Polstürmer - Horst Czerny, 112 Planet im Raum Wissenschaftlich-phantastische Erzählungen (Buchdeckel vorne mit einem kleinem Aufkleber), 94 Nahtlose Strümpfe - Hans Siebe (Zweite Seite mit einer Widmung), 223 Die Braut von Lammermoor - Walter Scott (sehr guter Zustand), 175 Die Schätze des Ulugh-Berg - Adyl Jakubow, 49 El Quisco - Eduard Klein (Buchdeckel mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, Seitenschnitt wasserfleckig), 207 Kurs Minosmond - Karl-Heinz Tuschel, 209 Drachenkreuzer Ikaros - Michael Szameit, 144 Der König der Sklaven - Ion Nicolae Bucur, 156 Weißer Tod am Chabanec - Dietmar Beetz, 22 Die Vier Pfeile der Cheyenne - Rudolf Daumann, 25 Die Insel der Verwegenen - Arkady Fiedler, 86 Sieben fielen vom Himmel - Alexander Kröger, 4 Plutonien - Wladimir Obrutschew, 212 Die Stadt der Jaguare - Evelyn Aissa Maadaoui, 213 Strandrecht - Dirck van Belden (Titelrückseite mit einem Bibliotheks-Stempel), 215 Die Glastropfenmaschine - Hans Bach, 136 Notre-Dame von Paris - Victor Hugo, 135 Das Wasser des Mars - Klaus Frühauf, 116 Der Weg der Toten - Eduard Klein, 193 Das verhängnisvolle Experiment - Klaus Frühauf, 194 Labyrinth im Kaoko-Veld - Dietmar Beetz, 192 Das Geheimnis der Koranhandschrift - Achmedchan Abu-Bakar (Buchrücken mit falscher Bandnummer bedruckt), 196 Der Turm des Todes - Otto Emersleben, 198 Die Hundsköpfe - Alois Jirasek, 199 Die Engel in den grünen Kugeln - Alexander Kröger, 216 Sturm zwischen Euphrat und Tigris - Elisabeth Hartenstein, 217 Korsar Triplex - Paul d lvoi, 218 Letzter Kampf in Olympia - Dieter Müller, 219 Abrechnung am Klosterfriedhof - Dietmar Beetz, 190 Die fünf Sou des Herrn Lavarede - Paul d Ivoi, 191 Der zerbrochene Speer - Horst Jäger, 184 Die mysteriöse Quittung - Gunar Cirulis, 185 Das Geheimnis der Sonnensteine - Michael Szameit, 186 Der Geist des Nasreddin Effendi - Alexander Kröger, 187 Mordsache Klembke Kriminalerzählungen - Heinz Beck (Buchdeckel vorne mit einem Fleck), 188 Heimkehr der Indios - Eduard Klein, 189 Inspektion Raumsicherheit - Karl-Heinz Tuschel, 211 Lautlos im Orbit - Klaus Frühauf (Titelseite mit einem Bibliotheks-Stempel), 179 Energie für Centaur - Alexander Kröger, 180 Im Auftrag des Kalifen - Walter Püschel, 181 Der Schwarze Jäger aus Sachsen - Peter Löw, 182 Im Glanz der Sonne Zaurak - Michael Szameit, 183 Der Knappe des Königs - Heinz Ebert, 43 Feuer in der Steppe - Ulan Bagan (Schutzumschlag mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, liegt bei, Titel am Buchrücken teils wenig abgenutzt), 131 Am Rande wohnen die Wilden - Klaus Frühauf (Bibliotheksexemplar auf der Titelseite mit einem Stempel, dunkelroter Hardcover/ Kunststoffüberzug), 142 Die blaue Sonne der Pakis - Karl-Heinz Tuschel, 143 Der Löwe von Flandern - Hendrik Conscience (Bibliotheksexemplar auf der Titelseite mit einem Stempel, Buchrücken etwas eingerissen), 37 Ein paar Schritte bis zur Grenze - Lajos Mesterhazi (erster Seite mit einer Widmung, Buchschnitt leicht fleckig), 71 Kriminal Inspektor M2 - Heinz Beck (Buchdeckel mit Flecken), 83 Tenggeri Sohn des Schwarzen Wolfs - Kurt David, 53 Freitags zwischen drei und sechs - Hasso Mager (Buchdeckel mit Schutzumschlagreste beklebt u. starken Gebrauchsspuren am Rand), 14 Unter Korsaren verschollen - Werner Legere, 155 Der Narrenkanzler - Gerhard Schmidt, 89 Ein Kampf ums Recht - Karl Emil Franzos (Buchrücken mit Klebestreifen beklebt u. einigen Gebrauchsspuren, erste Rückseite bekritzelt), 160 Der Fall Courbet - Siegfried Fischer (Buchschnitt mit einem Fleck u. wenige Seitenecken geknickt), 173 Auftrag Hochverrat - Gerhard Schmidt, 162 Mutanten auf Andromeda - Klaus Frühauf, 120 Die Blauen und die Gelben - Friedrich Gerstäcker, 115 Mission um Mitternacht - Bogdan Rutha, 140 Der Schuß - Anatoli Rybakow, 125 Die Faust der Stedinger - Gerhard Beutel, 55 Camp 87 - Arne Leonhardt (Exemplar schlechter Zustand, Buchrücken aufgerissen, Seiten teils lose, Seitenbindung aufgerissen, Buchdeckel abgenutzt), 149 Memed mein Falke - Jaschar Kemal, 121 Das Rätsel Sigma - Karl-Heinz Tuschel, 91 Die Dame in Mauve - Theodor Constantin (Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 78 Sprengstof für Santa Ines - Eduard Klein, 151 Die Männer von der "Senegal" - Götz R. Richter (Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 168 Quarantäne im Kosmos - Peter Lorenz, 174 Zielstern Beteigeuze - Karl-Heinz Tuschel (Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 172 Das Vermächtnis des Weisen Aun - Dmitri Charlamow (Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 164 Strom ohne Brücke - Otto Emersleben, 10 Der General - Friedrich Gerstäcker (Buchrücken teils eingerissen, Titelseite mit einem Armee-Stempel, Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 167 Das Kosmodrom im Krater Bond - Alexander Kröger, 150 Das Palmenreich - Lene und Walter Klein (Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 153 Das Grab der Legionen - Rolf Krohn (Buchschnitt oben mit einem kleinem Fleck), 113 Die Trommel des Mahdi - Walter Püschel (Buchrücken mit leichten Flecken), 97 Das Versteck in der Bärenaue - Günther Radtke (erste Rückseite mit einer Jugendweihe-Widmung, Buchschnitt leicht fleckig), 73 Es endete am Naga Parbat - Carl Albert Otto u. Ulrich Waldner (Bibliotheksexemplar auf der Titelrückseite mit einem Stempel, Buchdeckel mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren), 58 Die Straße nach San Carlos - Eduard Klein (Buchrücken eingerissen, Buchdeckel mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren, Bibliotheksexemplar auf der Titelrückseite mit einem Stempel), 124 Magma am Himmel - Carlos Rasch, 61 Die geheimnisvolle Insel - Jules Verne (erste Rückseite mit einer Jugendweihe-Widmung, Buchdeckel mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren, Buchschnitt mit einem Fleck), 30 Der Bronzeadler - Anatoli Rybakow, 29 Der Indianer - Eduard Klein (Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 68 Die große Fahrt des Christoph Kolumbus (Buchrücken wenig eingerissen), 57 Quentin Durward - Walter Scott, 100 Der purpurne Planet - Karl-Heinz Tuschel, 109 Sturmläuten über dem Tal - Manfred Hoffmann, 163 Um die Freiheit - Robert Schweichel, 137 Die Kristallwelt der Robina Crux - Alexander Kröger, 129 Die Haifischbucht - Petry Bobew, 52 Der Kapitän der "Alten Schildkröte" - Lew Linkow (zweite Seite mit einem Armee-Stempel, Buchdeckel mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren), 105 Die drei von der K - Ulrich Waldner (Buchdeckel mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren, Bibliotheksexemplar auf der Titelrückseite mit einem Stempel, Seitenecken mit einem Wasserfleck), 132 Pat Parcham der Schneemensch - Siegfried Fischer, 134 Im Eis - Herbert Friedrich, 133 Der Schatten Alexanders - Elisabeth Hartenstein, 92 Gepäckschein Nr. 3391 - Andrej Jakowlew u. Jakow Naumow, 48 Kamau der Afrikaner - Götz R. Richter, 60 Ivanhoe - Walter Scott, 59 Die Uhren des Herrn P. - Karel Michal (Bibliotheksexemplar auf der Titelrückseite mit einem Stempel, Seite 14 u. 15 mit Klebestreifen angeklebt, braune kaschierte Leinwand), 122 Asteroidenjäger - Carlos Rasch (Buchschnitt mit einem Fleck), 138 Das Glück der 72 Tage - Pierre Gamarra, 69 Die Regulatoren in Arkansas - Friedrich Gerstäcker (Seitenecken mit einem Wasserfleck, Buchdeckel mit Schutzumschlagrest beklebt), 74 Keraban der Starrkopf - Jules Verne, 127 Land hinter dem Horizont - Mirko Pasek, 20 Gold Transport - Eduard Klein (Buchrücken aufgerissen, Bibliotheksexemplar auf der Titelrückseite mit einem Stempel), 101 Verschollen auf der Langusteninsel - Dorothea Renata Budniok, 141 Der Schmied von Brentwood - Gerhard Beutel, 119 Antarktis 2020 - Alexander Kröger, 130 Die Nacht auf der Wananchi-Farm - Götz R. Richter, 67 Der Untergang der Dakota - R. Daumann (Buchrücken minimal eingerissen), 34 Das schöne Mädchen von Perth - Walter Scott (einige Seiten im Block lose, Schutzumschlag mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, Buchrücken mit einem Wasserfleck), 157 Die Verbannten von Neukaledonien - E.R. Greulich, 171 Abschied von Alexander - Elisabeth Hartenstein, 24 Fackeln vor Lumber Point - Karl Reiche (Buchdeckel mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren), 85 Unter dem Äquator - Friedrich Gerstäcker (Buchschnitt mit leichten Flecken, Bibliotheksexemplar auf der Titelrückseite mit einem Stempel, blaue kaschierte Leinwand vorne mit einem Schutzumschlagrest beklebt), 72 Die Flusspiraten des Mississippi - Friedrich Gerstäcker (Buchdeckel hinten mit leichten wenigen Flecken), 64 Unter dem Gesetz des Südens - Albert Hurny (Titelseite lose), 110 Der Strandvogt von Jasmund - Philipp Galen (Bibliotheksexemplar auf der Titelseite mit einem Stempel, roter Hardcover/ Kunststoffüberzug), 169 Verschollen in Afrikas Urwald - Peter Sebald (Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 96 Treffpunkt Mittelkeller - Heinz Beck (Buchdeckel mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren), 88 Im Labyrinth der Abwehr - Wadim Koshewnikow (Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 45 Sturm über Südwest-Afrika - Ferdinand May (Titelseite mit einem Armee-Stempel, Buchdeckel mit starken Gebrauchsspuren), 76 Gold - Friedrich Gerstäcker, 139 Land der Kälte - Eduard Klein, 111 Der Kleine Bison - Arkady Fiedler, 90 Herz und Asche - Boris Djacenko, 54 Geheimcode Y - Theodor Constantin (letzte unbeschriebene Seite mit einem Fleck), 117 Gold und Blut - Pierre Gamarra, 177 Oberhäuptling der Herero - Dietmar Beetz (Buchschnitt oben mit einem Fleck), 178 Das Labyrinth von Kalliste - Rolf Krohn, 159 Stern auf Nullkurs - Klaus Frühauf, 145 Späher der Witbooi-Krieger - Dietmar Beetz (wenige Seiten eingerissen), 161 Die Marsfrau - Alexander Kröger, , Bücherpaket , Bücherpaket, Büchersammlung, Konvolut

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        Dichter u. Übersetzer (1920-1970): Eigenh. WIDMUNG mit Dat. u. U. (voller Namenszug) in seiner berühmtesten Lyriksammlung: "Mohn und Gedächtnis".

      75 (+ 4 nicht paginierte) S. [S. 76 = letzte Textseite S. 77 = weiß S. 78 u. 79 = Inhalt] Schwarze OLwd. (Einband Peter Schneidler) mit goldgeprägt. Titel a. Deckel u. Rücken. OU. Erstausgabe (WG 8 Glenn B 02) mit eigenh. vierzeiliger WIDMUNG a. Vortitel über die Schwierigkeit des Übersetzens: "à Madame Renée Lang, / en essayant de rejoindre ces mots / [während ich versuche, diese Worte zusammenzubringen] Paul Celan / Paris, mars [März] 1953." - // - Die Widmung für die französische Rilke-Forscherin, Literaturhistorikerin und Übersetzerin Renée Lang steht in Zusammenhang mit Ihrem Rilke - Buch: "Rainer Maria Rilke. André Gide: Correspondance 1909-1926", das 1952 in Paris, bei Correa, mit Einleitung und Kommentaren von ihr erschienen war. - Dieser Briefwechsel sollte wohl zunächst von Paul Celan ins Deutsche übersetzt werden. - In einem Brief (Paris, 27. August 1954) an Renée Lang schreibt Celan, er habe ihr Buch an die Deutschen Verlagsanstalt (DVA) zurückgegeben, da er Rilkes Sprache nicht entsprechend übersetzen könne: "This language cant simply be translated, it must be translocated." (Glenn: F 09). - Diese strenge Auffassung Celans, der selbst Übersetzer von Lyrik aus und Dichter in vielen Sprachen war, erinnert an die These Heideggers, ein Übersetzer müsse fähig sein, gleichsam den kulturellen Strom, der zwei Sprachen trennt, zu überqueren. - Die deutsche Ausgabe des von Renée Lang kommentierten Buches "Rainer Maria Rilke. André Gide. Briefwechsel 1909-1926" erschien schließlich 1957 in der Übertragung von Wolfgang A. Peters bei der DVA und dem Insel Verlag (Sarkowski 1319). -Celans ursprünglich in Deutsch geschriebener Brief vom 27. August 1954, der im Zusammenhang mit unserem Widmungsexemplar steht, wurde ins Englische übersetzt und herausgeben [in KOPIE DABEI] von Jerry Glenn in "Three Letters" [von Paul Celan] In: A Special Section on Paul Celan. In: Sulfur (Los Angeles) Nr. 11. 1984. (S. 30 f.). Jerry Glenn (Prof. emeritus der Univ. of Cincinnati) ist Autor von "Paul Celan. Eine Bibliographie" (Wiesbaden 1989). - DABEI: Masch. Brief mit eigenh. U. (Southgate, 9. VII. 2016) von Jerry Glenn, in dem er beschreibt, wie der Kontakt zu Renée Lang entstand und dass Paul Celans Brief und dieses Widmungsexemplar in Zusammenhang stehen.Renée Lang ist Autorin weiterer Bücher über Rilke und Gide. 1953 erschien ihr Buch "André Gide und der deutsche Geist" bei der DVA und 1956 gab sie "Rainer Maria Rilke: Lettres Milanaises 1921-1926" heraus, die sie im Berner Rilke-Archiv entdeckt hatte. -Der Kunststoff - Umschlag (mit Fehlstellen) ist mit einem Text von Karl Schwedhelm (Süddt. Rundfunk) über Celans damals noch wenig bekannte Lyrik bedruckt. Das Buch mit der so interessanten Widmung ist bestens erhalten.

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        La raison pure Extraits de la Critique

      Presses Universitaires de France-Parigi, Vendome (Francia) 1953 - "Les grands textes"-Bibliothèque Classique de Philosophie Francese Stato discreto, sovraccoperta in carta velina con strappo su costa anteriore e dorso poco brunito, incollata a risguardia e controguardia con scotch, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, ammaccatura su piatto anteriore, su piatti e dorso accenno di fioritura, bordo e punte poco consunti, cima e piede bruniti, tagli, appena ingialliti, con acceno di fioritura, pagine in buono stato, alcune con becca. Fa parte della collana "Les grands textes"-Bibliothèque Cassique de Philosophie, diretta da C. Khodoss e J. Laubier. I edizione.

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        The Hidden House

      Henry Holt & Company 1953 - Stated First Edition / First Printing. Cloth backed pictorial boards. A tight, bright, unmarked book. Lightly soiled, unclipped ($2.50) jacket has small chip and tear at crown of spine, and two other tiny tears on rear panel and one corner. Illustrated by Aaron Fine. Scarce in collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Martin Kippenberger. Aquarelle und Publikationen. Galerie Klein Bonn. 1992. [Plakat, Offsetdruck / poster, offsetprint].

       Martin Kippenberger, geboren am 25. Februar 1953 in Dortmund; gestorben am 7. März 1997 in Wien. Plakat zur Ausstellung in der Galerie Klein, 5300 Bonn, Königsstraße 71. Ausstellung vom 4. Mai - 29. Mai 1992. Maße Blatt: 92,0 x 69,5 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Poster to the exhibition Galerie Klein, 5300 Bonn, Königsstraße 71. Exhibition 1992. Measure sheet: 92,0 x 69,5 cm. Fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Plakate / posters; Plakatkunst / poster art

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        Dorfansicht mit Strasse u. Brücke. Mischtechnik u. Collage über Zeitungspapier.

      - Bildgrösse 62x43 cm. 1 Blatt, unten links signiert. Gerahmt unter Glas 70x50 cm. Messmer, Willi geboren in Ebnat-Kappel. Autodikdakt. Arbeit in Druckgrafik, Monotypie, Skulptur und Zeichnung, Aquarell u. Oel. Ausstellungen im Kunsthaus Zürich 1953, Strauhoff Zürich 1956. Kunstmuseum St.Gallen 1961 etc. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

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

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        Sawdust and Tinsel [Gycklarnas afton] (Original poster for the 1953 film)

      Stockholm: Svensk Filmindustri, 1953. Original Swedish poster for the 1953 film. A rich, powerful Bergman film that charts the frustrations and humiliations of several performers in a traveling circus troupe. The story takes a domino approach to personal disintegration, with the humiliation of one character leading to another character making a retaliatory decision that leaves them just as destitute. A major step forward for Bergman in terms of thematic use of light and shadow to not only provide atmosphere, but to evoke the feelings of the characters at hand. 27.5 x 39 inches. Lightly restored, linen-backed and rolled. Near Fine.

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        The Weeping and the Laughter: A Chapter of Autobiography.

      London, Rupert Hart-Davis. 1953 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Advance Press Transcript of Truman's Final State of the Union Address, Signed

      1953 - TRUMAN, Harry S. Advance Press Transcript of Truman's Final State of the Union Address, Signed. [Washington, DC]: January 7, 1953. Eight leaves, mimeographed typescript on versos and rectos for 16 pages. Legal folio (8 by 14 inches), stapled upper left. $13,500.Advance press transcript of Truman's final State of the Union Address, signed by him, a stirring summation of the challenges and accomplishments of his years in office, and a call to unite behind the efforts of President-Elect Eisenhower. This is a mimeographed advance transcript of the speech, marked "Confidential" at the top, issued in very small numbers for the use of the press""most copies would have been discarded after use."I took the oath of office on April 12, 1945. In May of that same year, the Nazis surrendered. Then, in July, that great white flash of light, man-made at Alamogordo, heralded swift and final victory in World War II""and opened the doorway to the atomic age." By the time he delivered this, Truman was a lame-duck President with popularity ratings which had never recovered from his firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Truman had decided early in 1952 not to seek reelection, both because of his poll numbers and his opposition in principle to third terms. He had actively courted Eisenhower, who as a military man had remained apolitical all his career, to run as a Democratic candidate. It was only when Eisenhower decided to run as a Republican that Truman supported Adlai Stevenson. He was thus wholehearted in his endorsement, although it meant the end of 20 years of domination of the government by the Democrats.This speech marks the historic first public announcement by Truman of the successful development and detonation of the hydrogen bomb. The Communist threat and the possibility of a nuclear war were major concerns for Truman, as he makes clear near the end of his speech: "The war of the future would be one in which man could extinguish millions of lives in one blow, demolish the great cities of the world, wipe out the cultural achievements of the past""and destroy the very structure of a civilization that has been slowly and painfully built up through hundreds of generations. Such a war is not a possible policy for rational men. We know this, but we dare not assume that others would not yield to the temptation science is now placing in their hands. With that in mind, there is something I would say, to Stalin: You claim belief in Lenin's prophecy that one stage in the development of communist society would be war between your world and ours. But Lenin was a pre-atomic man, who viewed society and history with pre-atomic eyes. Something profound has happened since he wrote. War has changed its shape and its dimension. It cannot now be a 'stage' in the development of anything save ruin for your regime and your homeland" (page 13). Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Cikada.

      Dikter. Stockholm, Alb. Bonniers boktryckeri, 1953. 153,(10) s. Häftad. Ryggen bruntonad, så även omslagen invid ryggen. Svaga läsveck. Dedikation till "Per E. [!] Sjögren från Harry Martinson" och en tecknad blomma. I skinnskodd pappkassett med Per A. Sjögrens exlibris. Detta exemplar är nummer 6 av 20 i en utökad bibliofilupplaga tryckt på bättre papper. Efter innehållsförteckningen finner man således ännu en dikt "Elegi" och en avtryckt teckning av författaren.

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        American Soldier in Korea March 1953 through May 1954. [our title]

      Hardcover. Very Good. 225 photos of his time in Japan and Korea. Almost all have image sizes ranging between 8 x 11cm. to 10 x 12cm. and are mostly mounted 2-3 to a page on both sides of the black album leaves. At the end of the album are about 50 family photos (mostly of the soldier's wife). Most of the photos are mounted by cellophane tape which was neatly (and invisibly) affixed to the back of the photos; in a minority of cases the tapes had yellowed and fallen off and those photos have now been glued in. Almost all have neat typed captions mounted by the same processes (tape or glue) beneath each photo. Only a couple of photos and a few captions are missing (probably fell out when the tape lost its stickiness). The album also includes a couple of pieces of Korean currency, a few dried flowers and some other ephemera accumulated during his time in Korea. The album (30 x 23cm.) in decent physical shape with flexible covers and no loose pages. According to a one-page summary of our soldier's military career which is mounted on the first page, he was a draftee who was sent to Korea via Japan in March 1953. The album records shipboard initiation practices, his arrival in Yokohama and his brief stay at Camp Drake before being sent on to Pusan, Korea only six days later. Most of the album records his life in Korea (and a bit of R & R in Japan) during the next 13 months. There is a strong military emphasis to most of the pictures but our soldier, who had a decent eye as a photographer, also took some interesting photos of the local Korean population. This is one of the better Korean War albums we have seen. Our soldier was assigned to IX Corps Headquarters in the Medical Section so never saw combat but did rise to the rank of Corporal before being rejected for a Sargeant's stripes. According to brief online research, he studied engineering after completing his military obligation and had a successful career at a major corporation. Our lowly soldier and his wife made a seven figure bequest to their daughter's alma mater in their wills.

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        Love Among the Ruins. A Romance of the Near Future. With Decorations by Various Eminent Hands Including the Author's.

      Chapman & Hall 1953 - Limited edition; 8vo; red buckram; top edge gilt others uncut. Number 30 of 50 copies for presentation from an edition limited to 350 copies. Inscribed by the author on the limitation page, "For Basil [Bennett] with warm regards from Evelyn." Colonel Basil Bennett (1894-1966) was a lifelong friend of Waugh's after they shared digs whilst stationed at Sherborne during the war. Bennett's father was the owner of the Hyde Park Hotel and when, after the war, Bennett became manager there, Waugh frequently brought his family to stay. The convenient central London location and the possibility of cheap alcohol at the hotel bar meant that both men continued a convivial friendship (with only the occasional rupture) for much of their lives. A touching testimony to their friendship can be found in a letter of Waugh's to Nancy Mitford in 1947: "The only Christmas presents I have received are the exquisite pen from you and some wine from Basil Bennett. I love you both. What a pity you & he never married." Very good a little spotting to the end papers and the spine is faded, preserved in custom made slip-case [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        BULLETIN OFFICIEL DE L'EDUCATION NATIONALE, 14 ANNEES, 1967-1975 (INCOMPLET)

      B.O.E.N.. 1953-1975. In-8 Carré. En feuillets. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. Env. 400 fascicules non brochés d'env. 70-90 pages chacun. Quelques années incomplètes. Quelques dos légèrement abîmés. Quelques tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en couvertures. Années 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975. (Sommaire du n° 1, 1er jan. 1953: Règlements d'administration générale: Pensions civiles; Enseignement Supérieur: Hygiène scolaire, Statuts particuliers, Traitements et indemnités; Enseignement du 2d Degré: Principes généraux, Ecoles et établissements, Notices, Enseignement privé, Examens et concours, Traitements et indemnités; Secrétariat d'Etat à l'enseignement technique à la jeunesse et aux sports: Ecoles et établissements, Examens et concours, Brevet de technicien, CAP, Elèves, Statuts particuliers, Bourses; Enseignement du 1er Degré: Administratiuon de l'E.N., Hygiène scolaire, Congés, Status particuliers, Personnel auxiliaire, Pensions civiles; Ordres de Service et informations officielles, etc.)

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        ACE # D-15 - JUNKIE: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict ---by William Lee ( Wm S Burroughs )---bound with Narcotic Agent ---by Maurice Helbrant ( with Three Other Editions of JUNKIE in ACE paperbacks )( released in the UK as Junky )

      N.Y./ New York: Ace # D-15 / K-202 / 41841 / 41842, 1953, 1970, 1970, 1973, First edition, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th ACE Printings, New York, NY - ------------4 volumes, all are ACE editions, D-15 is the true 1st edition, 1st printing of Burroughs' first book which was published under the name William Lee, about 4.25 x 6.25 inches, this is a Very Good copy, bright and clean, small mark on the spine, short crease on lower corner of both sides of this copy, minimal browning to the paper, some faint short creases on covers, overall an attractive collectible copy ---the other 3 ACE editions are all reprints but are 1sts with new cover art of new ACE issue number, all are about 4.25 x 7 inches, ---K-202 is a Very Good copy with light wear and a faint crease along the spine on the front cover, some age toning to paper, original issue price was 50 cents ---41841 is a Very Good copy with light wear and light spine creases, some age toning to paper, original issue price was 60 cents, same format and cover art as K-202 but renumbered and with a higher issue price --- 41842 is a Good to Very Good copy with a crease on the front cover along the spine, ink name on verso of the front cover, some age toning to paper, original issue price was 75 cents and is the only photo cover edition that ACE issued --- the cover art on D-15 is by Al Rossi, the cover art on K-202 and 41841 is the same artwork by an unidentified artist, the cover on 41842 is a photo cover, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        PHILOSOPHISCHE RUNDSCHAU. Eine Vierteljahresschrift für philosophische Kritik.

      Tübingen, Mohr (Siebeck) 1953-1952.. Hrsg. v. Hans-Georg Gadamer u. Helmut Kuhn. Jgge. 1-12 komplett. OKart. Die ersten zwölf Jahrgänge dieser wichtigen philosoph. Zeitschrift mit zahlr. Beiträgen v. J. Habermas, W. Stegmüller, W. Scholz, E. Heintel u.v.a. über Husserl, Wittgenstein, Russell, Heidegger u.a. - Dazu: Beihefte 1 - 5. Ebda. 1957-67. Sonderhefte: Platonliteratur 1, 2; Kierkegaard-Literatur; Philosophie der Physik; Zur Logik der Sozialwissenschaften. - Diese meist fehlenden Sonderhefte sind separat erschienen.

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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1953. First Ediiton. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/About Fine. Octavo, 842 pages; Original maroon cloth, with gilt letters on spine, in blue bands. Original yellow dust jacket, printed in black. SIGNED by Alfred C. Kinsey on front end paper; bookplate. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Now scarce on the market, in collectible condition; the first printing was priced at $8 and 250,000 copies were issued. According to an article in Life magazine (August 24, 1953), the "Long-awaited study shows they [women] are not very interested in sex." Interviews with 5,940 women were conducted.

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        Bright Road (Collection of 8 original photographs from the 1953 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1953. Collection of eight vintage still photographs from the 1953 film. Based on the Christopher Award winning story "See How They Run," written by Mary Elizabeth Vroman, and first published in 1951 in the Ladies' Home Journal. Featuring images of Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, and various students. Notable for its nearly all-black cast, "Bright Road" stars Dorothy Dandridge as an Alabama schoolteacher intent on motivating one of her more lackluster students. Dandridge is said to have accepted the role because of the film's lack of racial tension as a central theme. As a result, she hoped that young women of all colors could identify with her character. Harry Belafonte's debut feature film. Set in Alabama. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Near Fine condition. Complete collation details available on request.

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        Sawdust and Tinsel [Gycklarnas afton] (Original poster for the 1953 film)

      Stockholm: Svensk Filmindustri, 1953. Original Swedish poster for the 1953 film. A rich, powerful Bergman film that charts the frustrations and humiliations of several performers in a traveling circus troupe. The story takes a domino approach to personal disintegration, with the humiliation of one character leading to another character making a retaliatory decision that leaves them just as destitute. A major step forward for Bergman in terms of thematic use of light and shadow to not only provide atmosphere, but to evoke the feelings of the characters at hand.27.5 x 39 inches. Lightly restored, linen-backed and rolled. Near Fine.

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        Pasiphae.

      Paris et Lyon, Archat, 1953. - In-folio, 100p. Edition de luxe illustrée de de 29 gravures originales de Pierre-Yves Trémois. Tirage total 245 exemplaires sur sur vélin de Rives, dont 20 hors commerce. Celui-ci un des 195 exemplaires sans suite. En excellent condition. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée, chemise et étui.

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        Le plaisir et la peur

      Paris, 1953 Grand-In4 de 57 pages illustré par Madeleine Melsonn - Exemplaire n°3 sur 10 sur Vergé d'Auvergne comprenant une suite et un dessin original Exemplaire sous couverture rempliée, chemise rigide (avec un mors fendu) et boitier d'origine avec envoi de l'illustratrice. (Voir photo)tv

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        Pasiphae. Le Chant de Minos. Gravures originales de Pierre-Yves Trémois

      Paris-Lyon, Archat, 1953, 1953 In-folio, En feuille sous couverture rempliée, double emboîtage. Tirage unique à 245 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives, ici le n° 110. Ouvrage illustré de 29 gravures originales de Pierre-Yves Trémois gravées à l'eau-forte et au burin, dont 9 sur double page.

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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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        L'ELYSEE- HISTOIRE D'UN PALAIS

      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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        Fontana

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

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        CONDECORACIONES ESPAÑOLAS

      Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid 1953 - 606 con numerosas ilustraciones Prólogo de Luis Carrero Blanco Encuadernación lomo piel verde.

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        KNOCK

      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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        A KISS BEFORE DYING

      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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        Love Among the Ruins

      1953 - WAUGH, Evelyn. Love Among the Ruins. A Romance of the Near Future. London: Chapman & Hall, 1953. Slim octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth, uncut, original glassine. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and half morocco slipcase. $3900.Signed limited first edition, presentation copy, number 241 of only 350 copies, additionally inscribed by Waugh to his friend and the Director of Publications and Exhibitions at the MoMA: "For Monroe Wheeler with kind memories of Ceylon from Evelyn Waugh.""Love Among the Ruins is a nasty little tale set in a dystopia of the near future, interesting". as a reflection of the author's prejudices, his hatred of 'progress,' of politicians, psychoanalysis, abstract art, functional architecture, and all branches of the Welfare State" (Hastings, 553). Published the same year as the first trade edition. This copy is inscribed to Monroe Wheeler, the Director of Publications and Exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Wheeler was elected a Trustee of the Museum in 1944 and was appointed to various other high-profile internal positions at MoMA from which he had a profound influence on areas including education, exhibitions, the library, and management. Wheeler, due to both his career and personal interests, focused on strengthening the publications program and MoMA became known internationally for its outstanding monographs and exhibitions catalogues. MoMA became a leader in visual art books in all areas, from design to reproductions to scholarship. Wheeler was not just the force behind these changes but was also at the forefront as an author of many of these works. His work on exhibitions was equally respected and his exhibitions such as Cezanne to Miro and Turner, for example, continue to set the standard. Wheeler was well-known internationally in the arts and literary world and had many close associates, including some of the great luminaries of his day. His lifelong romantic partnership with Glenway Westcott brought him into the Paris expatriate literary circle alongside Gertrude Stein and Hemingway. One of his closest literary friends was Evelyn Waugh, who he met in Ceylon, where Waugh had decided to travel to escape the dreary English winter and to get well (his health was deteriorating due to drug dependency). Unfortunately, he began to suffer auditory hallucinations. His letters written from the ship headed toward Ceylon described "other passengers whispering about [him]" and he claimed to be hearing the voice of a BBC radio personality named Stephen Black who had recently interviewed him. Alarmed friends made plans to retrieve Waugh, but, by the time those were settled, Waugh had already left for England, convinced that he was possessed by devils. When he was finally examined by a doctor, the diagnosis was bromine poisoning from his involvement in drugs. Modern physicians have also speculated that alcohol-related psychosis may have been to blame. On July 5, 1954, after he recovered, Waugh sent a letter to Wheeler (currently at Yale) thanking Wheeler for "[his] many kindnesses in Ceylon""the 4 Roses Whisky, the sleeping pill, and [his] gay company." In 1957, Waugh wrote The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, in which he placed a light veneer of fiction over his Ceylon trip and the hallucinations he experienced. It remains one of his most popular works. From the Wheeler collection, with Wheeler's bookplate.Only slight wear to rare glassine. Book fine with exceptional provenance and a wonderful inscription. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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="">

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        Il costume popolare in Italia. Introduzione di Amy A. Bernardy

      Sperling & Kupfer, 1953. in-4 2 voll

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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