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        The Chromatic Nuclear Membrane

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

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        Les derniers beaux jours

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

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

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

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        Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort. Un amateur d'âmes ; En Espagne. Lithographies de Yves Brayer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Harvey

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

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        Annual Automobile Review

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

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

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

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

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

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        COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE SERVICES AERIENS (ALGER-ORAN...)

      Date : 1953 Dimensions : 60x100cm Imp : COURBET, PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        Goethe.

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

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        Lost Splendour

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

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        8 (davon 5 eigenh. und 3 ms. bzw. gedr.) Briefe, Bildpostkarten und Billetts mit U.

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

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

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

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        Lucky Jim

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

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        Annali

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

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        A TALE OF SATISFIED DESIRE

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

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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Good+. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1953. No inscriptions, no browning, light spotting to endpapers only. Untrimmed bottom edge. Covers VG+, unblemished and unmarked with red motif and lettering still very much bright. In original first state dust jacket, price clipped and rubbed. Further images on request.

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        Le sourire au pied de l'échelle

      1953. Corrêa, Paris 1953, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Corrêa, Paris 1953, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Bilingual Edition su carta corrente. Precious invio l'autore Thyde Monnier. Ex-dono penna dedicatario del primo corso. Incidenti con piccoli spazi marginali sul retro e il coperchio anteriore, buone condizioni interne. Libro illustrato con frontespizio fotografica. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale bilingue sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Henry Miller à Thyde Monnier. Ex-dono à la plume du dédicataire sur le premier plat. Légers accrocs avec infimes manques marginaux sur le dos et le premier plat, agréable état intérieur. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice photographique.

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        Lyons Tea Rooms Coronation Designs

      2 large sheets, each 61 x 41 inches. A little marginal tearing but with practically no loss. Barnett Freedman had previously worked with J. Lyons and Co., overseeing the production of the fine series of Lyons Lithographs in the 1940s. He was therefore a natural choice when the tea rooms needed a set of uniform designs for their windows to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Intended to be cut up and mounted in the windows as decorative bunting and colour displays these are obviously a rare survival.

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        Scrambled Eggs Super!

      Random House, Inc., 1953 Published in New York by Random House in 1953. First Edition according to Younger and Hirsch. Book very good, slight wear at ends of spine, corners, edges of covers, and spine hinges; residue on front paste-down. DJ very good, chipping at ends of spine and corners, creasing and missing pieces on top and bottom edges, light soiling on front and rear, tape residue on bottom of front and on flaps. DJ price reads $2.50.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Weeping and the Laughter.

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis,, 1953. Octavo. Original blue boards, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Some minor toning to spine, a little rubbing to extremities. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. From the author's library, inscribed by Maclaren-Ross on the front free endpaper, "Personal copy. (Not for sale). J. Maclaren-Ross.

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        The Spirit of St. Louis (Signed Presentation Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First edition. about Fine/Near Fine. A just about Fine copy of the book with the top-stain a bit faded otherwise in excellent shape. In the original publisher's acetate that has a few small nicks at the extremities, but that is largely intact. Signed by the author on the limitation page. One of 1000 copies, although the limitation is unstated. about Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. Erlenbach, Zürich, 14. IV. 1953.

      1953. 1½ SS. 4to. An eine Dame: "Es war etwas leichtsinnig von Ihnen, mir unangemeldet Ihr Manuskript zugehen zu lassen. Solche Sendungen erhalte ich in allzu grosser Zahl, und es würde meine keineswegs unbegrenzten Kräfte übersteigen, mich auch nur flüchtig damit zu beschäftigen, sodass ich gezwungen bin, sie einfach zurückzuschicken. In Ihrem Falle aber, da Sie sich auf unsere liebe alte Freundin Frau Reiff beriefen und auch noch mit dem Hinweis auf Tolstoi an mein Gewissen appellierten, habe ich doch, sowie ich eine freie Stunde hatte, Ihre ja nicht sehr umfangreiche Arbeit gelesen. Ich nehme an, Sie möchten meine ehrliche Meinung hören, die aber keineswegs durchaus positiv ist. Wenn Sie daran denken, die Novelle zu veröffentlichen, so müsste sie jedenfalls sprachlich noch gründlich durchgearbeitet werden, vor allem auch die erstaunlich willkürliche Interpunktion [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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        Go Tell it on the Mountain

      Knopf, New York 1953 - Rust cloth titled in gilt with dark topstain. Small wrinkle on spine cloth, some slight discoloration to cloth on front panel. Pen mark on rear board, touch of rubbing to spine edge. Jacket in plastic cover has $3.50 price and very minor wrinkling to back panel. A square tight unmarked copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Architectural Design and Construction

      65 - London - Architectural Design, 1953 Book. Fine. Hardcover. Thirteen volumes of this popular architectural periodical. The complete issues from the years 1953-1965 inclusive bound per yearly volume. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, plans and designs. Architectural Design, also known as AD is a UK based architectural journal. It was first launched in 1930 and is still published today. Monica Pidgeon became editor in 1946 andcontinued in this role until 1975. All volumes present to this set were edited byPidgeon. In fine bindings by Bayntun's of Bath. The periodical discusses the latest architectural news and designs from all over the world. Thereare designs for thenew modern 1950's schools, airports, lifts, glazing and much more. The 1957 volume saw the new addition of the quarterly interior design segment withinADand everyvolume following this has the segment present. The final volumeto this set,1965,ends with an outlook of the development of architecture over the last 50 years. There are fascinating advertisements throughout for building materials, fixtures and the like. The volumes themselves are beautifully structured with folding plates,colour plansand photographs. Condition: In half navy morocco bindings with gilt stamping to spine and boards. Binding by Bayntun of Bath as evident from binder's stamp to front endpapers. Externally, excellent with very minor shelfwear. Spines havefaded as expected with this colour. Rear board to volume XXVII has warped slightly. R. D Steedman, Newcastle bookseller's label to front pastedown of several volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: FINE..

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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, ADDRESSED TO EVA LE GALLIENNE, DATED 27 MARCH

      1953. Good. EVA LE GALLIENNE Re: IBSEN ELIOT, T. S. TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, ADDRESSED TO EVA LE GALLIENNE, DATED 27 MARCH 1953. A single sheet, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, 32 typed lines on both sides of a self-folding 'Apsley' Air Letter form, custom printed with the Faber & Faber letterhead on one side of the sheet, and the closing lines and Eliot's signature on the top half of the reverse. Double matted and framed, 15 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches, on either side of a photo portrait of Eliot are a copy of the recto of the letter and the verso of the actual letter with Eliot's signature; thus making the full content of the letter readable. English-born American stage actress Eva Le Galliene (1899-1991) translated two Ibsen plays for Faber & Faber, HEDDA GABLER (1953) and THE MASTER BUILDER (1955) and provided a preface for each. Eliot's note is in reply to Miss Le Gallienne's, apparently after she had received a copy of HEDDA GABLER, "... We are delighted to know that you are pleased with the production of the book" and continues on sharing Faber's expectation for the translation, being confident "in its future lasting qualities." Eliot goes on to discuss the possibility of stage and film versions of THE MASTER BUILDER to be directed by George M. Hoellering (who had produced and directed the 1951 film adaptation of Eliot's play MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL) and to star Oskar Homolka, both of which seem to have been unrealized. There is a paragraph regarding the American rights to Miss Le Gallienne's translation and the availability of the Faber edition in American markets. Eliot ends with a note of gratitude: "I have just received the gramophone records through Lady Margaret D'Arcy's kindness, and look forward eagerly to playing them at the house of some friend who has a long-playing gramophone." He closes "with all best wishes, yours sincerely" and signs T. S. Eliot. A letter with good content, nicely displayed.

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        CONTES. illustré de bois originaux par Henri Laurens.

      Paris, Les 100 Bibliophiles de France et d'Amérique, 1953. 1 volume in-8 (230 x 200 mm), en feuilles, couverture illustrée d'un bois en couleurs, chemise et étui de l'éditeur recouvert de papier japon. 12 BOIS ORIGINAUX PAR HENRI LAURENS dont la couverture et 9 bois in-texte en couleurs et 2 bois en noir (titre et colophon). Tirage à 147 exemplaires sur vergé à la cuve, signés par l'artiste et la présidente de la société, celui-ci un des 47 justifiés en chiffres romains. Exemplaire à l'état de neuf. Édition bibliophile d'un rare raffinement. Parfaites compositions d'inspirations cubiste du grand sculpteur Henri Laurens. Parfait état d'origine.

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        Collection of 12 autograph letters dating from January 2008 to June 2009 discussing a number of the composer's own works including the Friday Evening Service, the Torah Service, O To Be a Dragon, 2 Psalms, etc., all to the award-winning American choral conductor Harold Rosenbaum

      1953. A Canadian-born American composer, pianist and conductor, Wyner studied at Juilliard, at Yale with Hindemith, and at Harvard with Piston, among others. "After a period at the American Academy in Rome (1953-6), he was active as a performer and composer in New York. His teaching appointments have included positions at the Yale School of Music (from 1963), the Tanglewood Music Centre (1975-97), SUNY, Purchase (1978-89), where he also served as dean of music (1978-82), and Brandeis University (from 1989) as well as visiting professorships at Harvard (1991-7). Among his honours are two Guggenheim fellowships (1958-9, 1977-8), the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, the Elise Stoeger Prize of the Lincoln Centre Chamber Music Society, and commissions from the Ford Foundation and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999.Wyner's early works, such as the Partita for piano, show a neo-classical influence; later, he moved towards freer forms, employing jazz rhythms and a more varied chromatic language. The Concert Duo for violin and piano reflects this widening stylistic range. Many compositions are influenced by his Jewish heritage and experience; one of the most important of these is the Friday Evening Service. Major compositions from the late 1970s onwards, such as Fragments from Antiquity and On this most Voluptuous Night, are highly expressive works for solo voice and instruments." Vivian Perlis in Grove Music Online. Many of the Wyner's works were performed by Rosenbaum's distinguished professional choir, The New York Virtuoso Singers.. The letters include discussion of revisions to various works, translations, rehearsals, suggestions for performance, financial matters, etc. With especially detailed commentary on the Torah Service: "A short prayer... is intended before the Sh'ma begins. Therefore it is not really attacca. This is a service intended for worship use, not as a normal Concert pierce... The Aliahs were written to provide a quiet procession for each person(s) ascending the Bimah... You can do as many as you wish, but the refrain should separate each one..." (letter of March 5, 2009) and corrections to the bar count in the score as "AMP was careless in not sending you updated scores..." (letter of March 23, 2009). The letters also include high praise for Rosenbaum's interpretation of the composer's works: "Thank you for your enthusiastic embrace of my music, for the mobilization of splendid singers, for your meticulous, comprehensive preparation of the music, for your scrupulous attention to even the smallest detail and for your unflagging concentration in projecting the overall work in performance." (June 8, 2009).

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        Card Players

      Jacques Hnizdovsky, 1953. This original woodcut is #78/100. The print measures 8 5/8" w x 12 1/2" h, and is matted in a white mat 13 3/4" x 17 1/2", ready for framing. Pencil signed left, title in English, dated 1953. Print is Near Fine, tiny spot to margin at top corner, barely discernible. Born in the Ukraine, Hnizdovsky came to America in 1949. He contributed illustrations to 100's of books and his works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Museum of American Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum ; the Library of Congress, and the White House, among many others. . SIGNED.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Collection of 12 autograph letters dating from January 2008 to June 2009 discussing a number of the composer's own works including the Friday Evening Service, the Torah Service, O To Be a Dragon, 2 Psalms, etc., all to the award-winning American choral conductor Harold Rosenbaum

      A Canadian-born American composer, pianist and conductor, Wyner studied at Juilliard, at Yale with Hindemith, and at Harvard with Piston, among others. "After a period at the American Academy in Rome (1953-6), he was active as a performer and composer in New York. His teaching appointments have included positions at the Yale School of Music (from 1963), the Tanglewood Music Centre (1975-97), SUNY, Purchase (1978-89), where he also served as dean of music (1978-82), and Brandeis University (from 1989) as well as visiting professorships at Harvard (1991-7). Among his honours are two Guggenheim fellowships (1958-9, 1977-8), the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, the Elise Stoeger Prize of the Lincoln Centre Chamber Music Society, and commissions from the Ford Foundation and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. Wyner's early works, such as the Partita for piano, show a neo-classical influence; later, he moved towards freer forms, employing jazz rhythms and a more varied chromatic language. The Concert Duo for violin and piano reflects this widening stylistic range. Many compositions are influenced by his Jewish heritage and experience; one of the most important of these is the Friday Evening Service. Major compositions from the late 1970s onwards, such as Fragments from Antiquity and On this most Voluptuous Night, are highly expressive works for solo voice and instruments." Vivian Perlis in Grove Music Online. Many of the Wyner's works were performed by Rosenbaum's distinguished professional choir, The New York Virtuoso Singers.. The letters include discussion of revisions to various works, translations, rehearsals, suggestions for performance, financial matters, etc. With especially detailed commentary on the Torah Service: "A short prayer... is intended before the Sh'ma begins. Therefore it is not really attacca. This is a service intended for worship use, not as a normal Concert pierce... The Aliahs were written to provide a quiet procession for each person(s) ascending the Bimah... You can do as many as you wish, but the refrain should separate each one..." (letter of March 5, 2009) and corrections to the bar count in the score as "AMP was careless in not sending you updated scores..." (letter of March 23, 2009). The letters also include high praise for Rosenbaum's interpretation of the composer's works: "Thank you for your enthusiastic embrace of my music, for the mobilization of splendid singers, for your meticulous, comprehensive preparation of the music, for your scrupulous attention to even the smallest detail and for your unflagging concentration in projecting the overall work in performance." (June 8, 2009).

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        Veinte poemas de Federico Garcia Lorca

      Buenos Aires , EDITORIAL GUILLERMO KRAFT LIMITADA, 1953 - Con grabados de Aldo Altomare. Con 20 acqueforti originali di Aldo Altomare, numerate e firmate dall'Artista (cm 20,5x14,6). Folio. pp. 88. . Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione originale di 100 es. numerati. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Starman Jones

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with A on copyright page. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket with price of $2.50 intact. Light bumping at spine ends, several tiny marks to cloth at front. Pages lightly toned. Dust jacket shows light edge wear with heavier wear to spine ends, light toning, a faint crease to the rear panel and rear flap. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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