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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1953. 10 issues

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo, 1953. Large 8vo. Original wraps. 10 issues Lacking issues 4 & 5 Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 1951--1959 -- ( ) « » -- , , . 1937 « ». 1941 1945, 1995, 1998--1999, 2009--2010. , 1990- ( 1996 1997 ). 2010 1 2 . 1945--1953 , 1954--1990

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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      New York: Scribner's, 1953 - First Edition. A presentation copy of Lindbergh's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, inscribed to the president of a New York publishing house in the month before publication. A very good to fine copy in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Autograph Note Signed on Christmas Card from Mary and Ernest to George Brown, Hemingway's boxing coach, friend and trainer

      [Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula Cuba 1953 - In ink on inside of folding pictorial card with a photograph of the Hemingway and Mary sitting on the porch of Finca Vigia. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 7 inches folded. Mary writes to their good friend Brown, who was Ernest's New York boxing coach and trainer:"Dear George - "It was marvelous to see you and how fit you are, and Ernest is determined to get fit enough to stand up to you when we return [to New York] in February or March. "Best wishes alway & best love from us both -Mary." In ink on inside of folding pictorial card with a photograph of the Hemingway and Mary sitting on the porch of Finca Vigia. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 7 inches folded

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        A Time To Keep Silence.

      London: Queen Anne Press 1953. - True First Edition, limited to 500 copies of which this is number 422. This copy additionally SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR via bookplate to pastedown. Slim octavo, pp.cvii; 92; [1], imprint. With colour frontispiece and other designs by Robert Harling. Bound in black buckram with publisher's monogram blocked in gilt to covers, red morocco title label to spine, top edge tinted red, others untrimmed. A lightly used copy with a little shefwear, associated news-clipping affixed to flyleaf. Very good. A chronicle of the acclaimed travel writer's visits to a number of monastries across Europe; it was published under the stewardship of Ian Fleming, whose first James Bond novel appeared two months later. The suave secret agent was based in part on Patrick Leigh Fermor. The Works of Patrick Leigh Fermor featured in The Guardian's 'Greatest Travel Book' Selection [2011]. Gilbert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Time to Keep Silence.

      London: The Queen Anne Press,, 1953. Octavo. Original black crushed morocco, title to spine gilt. With frontispiece. A couple of minor marks to covers, some minor foxing to endpapers. An excellent copy. First and signed limited edition. This out of series and unnumbered copy is signed by the author. From an edition of 500, the first 50 copies were bound in black morocco, as seen here, and the rest were bound in black buckram. With the bookplate of Bent Juel-Jensen to the front pastedown (1922-2006), bibliophile and benefactor of the Bodleian Library. This is Leigh Fermor's characteristically pensive travelogue of the monasteries of Europe, including the Rock Monasteries of Cappadocia in Turkey.

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        A Time To Keep Silence.

      London: Queen Anne Press 1953.. True First Edition, limited to 500 copies of which this is number 422. This copy additionally SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR via bookplate to pastedown. Slim octavo, pp.cvii; 92; [1], imprint. With colour frontispiece and other designs by Robert Harling. Bound in black buckram with publisher's monogram blocked in gilt to covers, red morocco title label to spine, top edge tinted red, others untrimmed. A lightly used copy with a little shefwear, associated news-clipping affixed to flyleaf. Very good. A chronicle of the acclaimed travel writer's visits to a number of monastries across Europe; it was published under the stewardship of Ian Fleming, whose first James Bond novel appeared two months later. The suave secret agent was based in part on Patrick Leigh Fermor.

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        Sechs Lithographien. Inhalt: lithographiertes Textblatt, num. 48/50; 1. Avignon, fehlt: 2. Vaisson-la-Romaine; 3. Sisteron; 4. Brüssel, La Grand\' Place, 5. Amsterdam; 6. Hafen von Amsterdam; alle Ansichten sind num. (48/50), im Stein bez. und sign. und nochmals handschriftl. sign.

       1953. Blattgrösse ca. 39 x 53 cm, Darstellung ca. 30 x 40 cm Gr.-Fol., Flügelmappe mit lithographiertem Titelschild. Beigaben: 1. Farblithographie, Amsterdam (rückseitig bez.), 1953, Blattgrösse 39x53,5 cm, Darstellung 30 x 40 cm, eh, sign. 2. drei Doubletten aus der Mappe: Hafen von Amsterdam, ohne Nr., eh. sign; Vaisson-la-Romaine, Nr. 39/50, eh. sign.; Sisteron, num 39/50, eh. sign. 3. Corato (Apulien, 1957, eh. sign. (zweimal vorhanden, mit Randmängeln und etwas fleckig). 4. fünf weitere Ansichten, alle eh. sign., Format 32x40 cm: Splügen, 1963; Paris, ohne Datum. eh. bezeichnet und sign; ohne Titel (Gasse); Port Vendres (zweimal vorhanden); ohne Titel (Gebirgslandschaft). Versand D: 2,30 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Meet Me at the Morgue

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1953 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book has some spotting at bottom of page edges; some darkening at gutters. Original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. Very slight edge wear and foxing. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Anthem

      Caxton, 1953 First hardcover edition, inscribed by Rand in 1963. Very good with tanned spine, with a married very good dust jacket. Previously published in pamphlet form, so this is the second edition overall. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Derrière Le Miroir N° 60-61

      Maeght 1953 - In folio en feuilles. 5 lithographies en couleurs dont 2 en double page de Kandinsky. Première édition, très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice

      New York, NY: New Directions [James Laughlin], 1953.. FIRST US EDITION. Octavo, pp. xvi, 299. In publisher's green cloth with black titles to spine. With original pictorial dust jacket. Top 5mm of jacket trimmed, with additional chips to both edges. Very good overall, being a fine book in a fair jacket. Unpublished due to libel threats, then lost since Rolfe's death, 'The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole' was first published posthumously in 1934.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Destillationen. Neue Gedichte.

      Wiesbaden Limes 1953 - 39 S. Original-Kartonband Erste Ausgabe. W. G. II. 44. Mit eigenh. Widmung auf Vorsatz: "Trauerlos und leicht und selbstbewegt (S. 39). Herrn Sellenthin (Hans-Gert) 22. IV. 53. Benn.". - Einband fleckig. Gewicht (Gramm): 68 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Les poulpes

      First edition, one of the 89 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies.Back slightly discolored.Rare copy and pleasant. Gallimard Paris 1953 14x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie.

      Berlin, Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, 1953-1994. - ISSN: 0012-1045. Es fehlen folgende Hefte: 1962 Heft 12; 1982 Heft 1; 1983 Heft 7 u. 9-12 und 1988 Heft 4, 8, 9 u. 12. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. 12 Bände mit Bibliotheks-Rückenschild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 50000 8°. Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände. Jahrgänge 1-42 in 91 Bänden und 14 Heften + Register zu den Bänden 1-25 (1953 - 1977). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Space Platform

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. Copyright date is 1953 First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies signed by the author as "Murray Leinster" and Will F. Jenkins on front free endpaper. Octavo, cloth. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket Now in a clear cover.With light wear with shallow loss at upper spine end and upper corner tips and 12 mm closed tear at upper edge of front panel. An attractive Collectible copy. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible & Signed.

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        Istoriia Russkogo Iskusstva.

      13 vols. in 16, unpaginated (typically 400-600 pp. per volume) encyclopaedia of Russian art and architecture, with extensive entries by numerous noted scholars on topics ranging from archaeological finds to avant-garde Soviet-era building designs, detailed notes including bibliographical material, num. indices, many hundreds of illustrations throuhgout the text and on plates (many in color). 4to. Uniform dec. cloth. Moscow (Izd-vo Akademii Nauk) 1953-1969. (Facing title page: Akademiia Nauk SSSR. Institut Istorii Iskusstv/ Institut Istorii Iskusstv Ministerstva Kultury SSSR). Arntzen I 393 for this edition; Arntzen I 404 for the earlier 6 volume edition.

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        Le lézard

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

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        Childhood's End

      Ballantine Books, 1953 First edition (no later printing stated on copyright page). An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-44. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Clarke on a bookplate; laid in. Small bookstore sticker attached to bottom of rear paste-down. Comes in a custom-made slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953., 1953. FIRST IMPRESSION, Second Issue. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, in the second issue (overprinted) dust-jacket, priced at 10s.6d. The book is near fine, with a gentle spine lean, edges a little toned. The wrapper is bright, with mild edgewear and a few small chips. A pleasing copy, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box. Gilbert A1a (1.2), selected title for World Book Night (2013)

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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 7 vom 1. April 1953

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1953 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 4 -, 44 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, Erhaltung 2 + // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Handwritten letter to 'Dear Frank'.

      - One leaf of thin writing paper, 17.9 x 11.5 cm. Thin gray-black fountain pen writing on both sides. Signed 'Vidia [Naipaul]' and dated 'University College / Oxford./ January 22, 1953. 21 lines of text. Horizontally folded and a bit creased.* Very early letter from the Trinidad-born writer Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (born August 17, 1932), when he was a young student at Oxford, gradually overcoming a deep depression. His first story was published in 1955. In 2001 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This letter invites Frank to the readings of the Martlets, an intellectual students’ organisation. The various events are listed, including a lecture on Martial. Naipaul ends with the question: 'By the way, what is a good book to read for the social & literary background of French Classical Drama?' [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Ascent of Everest

      Hodder and Stoughton, UK 1953 - 1st Edition 1953. The book on the first ascent of Everest by Hunt who led the group. A un-common book signed book by John Hunt and with a tipped in signature of Ed Hillary. especially in this condition. Book is near fine and very bright. The complete wrapper is very good++ and bright. Small closed tear to spne top. Edges lightly rubbed. Light soiling to wrapper. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref9379 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Scrambled Eggs Super

      Random House, 1953 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, inscribed by Seuss on the lower corner of the verso of the front free endpaper. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Childhood's End

      Ballantine, 1953 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, owner's inscription on front free endpaper. A stunning copy. Housed in a custom-made clamshell case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Philosophische Untersuchungen/ Philosophical Investigations. Translated by E.M. Anscombe.

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1953. 8vo. Orig. full blue cloth w. gilt lettering on spine. Orig. printed dust-jacket. With German-English parallel-text.X, [+Xe], 232, [+232e] pp. Clean and fine, near mint condition.. First edition.An absolute main work of 20th century philosophy. This groundbreaking work, in which the essence of the "old Wittgenstein" is captured, is the most studied of Wittgenstein's works. The work was published posthumously two years after W.'s death, though he planned for it to appear earlier. It has had an immense impact on the philosophy of language and mind, and has irreversibly changed the way philosophy is done today

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        Paredes Pintadas da Lunda.

      - Lisboa, Companhia de diamantes de Angola, 1953, in-4, couv. ill. à rabat, non paginé. (M.16) Très nombreuses reproductions gravées en couleurs h.-t. Paredes Pintadas da Lunda (Murs peints de Lunda), premier ouvrage exhaustif sur la tradition picturale Tchokwé, tradition de la culture angolaise, est une magnifique et précieuse publication. Dans son introduction, l'auteur écrit : "On voit également de grands rectangles, remplis de figures polygonales, avec des symétries et des bordures plus ou moins correctes. Souvent, on les remplit de dessins apparemment abstraits, mais qui, en réalité, rep résentent des villages, des chemins, des champs et des sites légendaires".

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        Autograph letter signed, dated 72 Regent Street, London, July 14, 1853

      In fine condition.. Single sheet folded to make four pages, approximately 750 words. To the critic and important figure in American literature, Edwin Percy Whipple. "My Dear Percy / I cannot thank you enough for yr. letters. They are filled with good things and I only wish I had / the writer here to pay him with a hug. Lord, Lord, Lord, what a time I am having and how I wish you were here. / Day unto Day uttereth invitations and Night unto Night sheweth forth Dinners! / . . . How much you would have / enjoyed dear old Savage Landor's chat over a breakfast at John Kenyons last week when I sat between both / these writers and listened like a three year old child. Landor's remarks are as startling as the first clap of thunder in / a fresh summer and his criticisms wd convulse you. Let me try and remember some of them / We were talking of style. 'God d-n it,' said he 'the man who wrote English was Ben Franklin! Doctor Johnson was nobody beside him!" Fields also writes about meeting Alexander Dyce, Lord Russell, and sends gossip about John Wilson (Christopher North) of Edinburgh ("Professor Wilson is in a mad house!"). Fields and Whipple were close friends from the beginnings of their literary careers. This is an early example of Fields' correspondence. The majority of letters cited in James Austin's Fields of the Atlantic Monthly (Huntington Library, 1953) are after 1860.

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        La Clé des Champs [INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY BRETON]

      Paris: Les Éditions du Sagittaire, 1953. First trade edition. Softcover. g-. Small quarto. 286pp. Uncut and unopened copy. Original illustrated dust-jacket over printed wrappers. Jacket superbly illustrated by Miró. Half-title inscribed and signed by the author to "Aux amis d'Indice, hommage d'André Breton. "La Clé des Champs" collects commentaries, introductions, declarations, and reviews written between the late 1930s and early 1950s, all of which show that Breton has not given up seeking all manner of keys to art that is capable of giving free rein to the imagination. He elaborates upon themes already presented in the first "Manifesto of Surrealism" (1924), Nadja (1928), Surrealism and Painting (1928), and L'Amour fou (Mad Love) (1937), namely the ascendancy of an inner vision over an exterior outlook, the greater effectiveness of analogical thinking, and the power of certain objects to release the insights characteristic of a visionary (as opposed to merely visual) perspective. Moderate creasing and light damp-staining along edges of dust-jacket. Upper part of wrappers slightly foxed. Pages age-toned throughout. Light damp-staining along upper margin of pages (not affecting text or illustrations). Dust-jacket, wrappers and interior in overall good- condition.

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        Tableau bon levain à vous de cuire la pâte. L'Art brut de Jean Dubuffet.

      - Paris, Drouin (impr. Draeger), 1953. In-4, broché, couverture éditeur toile blanche, titre blanc sur noir contrecollé sur le premier plat, jaquette illustrée (jaquette frottée au dos). Edition originale de cette première monographie de Dubuffet, à l'initiative conjointe des galeristes Drouin et Matisse, premiers exposants des oeuvres du peintre. Illustré de 89 reproductions, en couleurs contrecollées, et en noir. Tirage limité à 1050 exemplaires numérotés, ici UN DES 50 Hors Commerce. EXEMPLAIRE DE GASTON GALLIMARD, portant un DOUBLE ENVOI de Georges Limbour et de Jean Dubuffet, "en l'honneur de l'hébergement de l'Art Brut". * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** La librairie sera fermée du 17 juillet au 8 août inclus. Les commandes reçues ce pendant seront traitées à notre retour par ordre de réception. Merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension ! *** Langue : Français

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        Chief Justices I Have Known

      Virginia Law Review Association, Charlottesville 1953 - From the November issue, a little faded; stapled wraps, 30 pages Presentation copy of the Justice's informal talk delivered at Virginia Law School, devoted with great charm and insight to Chief Justices Fuller, White, Taft, Hughes and Stone--"For Fritz Wiener / from his friend / Felix Frankfurter / Xmas 53" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        MANUAL DE FOTOGRAFIA GEVAERT, A. H. CRAEYBECKX, LEANDRO ORELLANA Y MORENO 1953

      Photo-Produits Gevaert S. A. 1953 - Belgica, Amberes. 1953. 25X17. 398p. Tela, relieves y dorados. Profusión de fotografias. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref A-93 Biblioteca RED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEET ME AT THE MORGUE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953., 1953. First edition. First edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket, lightly rubbed at the spine ends and the extremities, with one small crease to top edge of rear panel. Four year old Jamie Johnson, the son of one of the community's richest men, has been kidnapped. The ransom is $50,000. Local county probation officer Howard Cross soon finds himself in the center of the investigation. An attractive copy housed in a cloth slipcase.

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        Go Tell It On the Mountain

      Alfred A Knopf 1953 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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.

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        [Brass binding die-stamp for the spine and front board of]: Harvey

      New York: Oxford University Press. 1953. First. Two brass die-stamps. Spine stamp measures 5.5" x .75". Front board stamp is irregularly shaped and is 4" x 2.5" at its biggest points.Original patina, else fine. The binder's stamp for the spine and front board of the first hardcover edition of the play ("Chase / Harvey / Oxford") in reverse script. The comedic play was a success on Broadway, running for five years and winning a Pulitzer Prize, but wasn't published in hardcover until after the success of the 1950 film directed by Henry Koster and starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull, and Peggy Dow. The binding and the jacket were both designed by noted graphic designer and cartoonist R.O. Blechman. There was an acting edition published in wrappers in 1950.The provenance presents a mildly interesting story: a colleague was buying books out of the trunk of a gentleman's car and noticed a group of wartime brass die-stamps from the Oxford University Press. My colleague inquired and the gentleman revealed that his next stop was the scrap yard where he was going to sell the dies to be melted down for the brass. My colleague paid him double the scrap price for them. We paid a bit more. A unique artifact from a play that is extremely uncommon in its own right. .

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        Castles of the Morea

      The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton 1953 - Gennadeion Monograph IV. 4to. Pp xvii, 274. 40 plates (maps) and 231 figures in the text. Original cloth-backed boards. Spine faded and with repaired splits to hinges. Front cover lightly stained. Edges of boards worn.The text block is heavy - too heavy for the binding structure. Clean and sound internally. Not bad. Seldom seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Unter Mitwirkung von 300 Fachgelehrten des In- und Auslandes herausgegeben von U.Thieme und F. Becker. Mit der Fortsetzung von Hans Vollmer: Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon der bildenden Künstler des XX. Jahrhunderts. Fotomechanischer Nachdruck der Ausgabe 1907 - 1950. in 37 Bände.

      Leipzig, Seemann, o.J. um 1953. ca. 25000 SS.zwiespaltig gedruckt, in Fotocopiedruck für kunsthistorische-wissenschaftliche Verwendung, Gr-8°, einheitliche Halbleder- Hardcover/Pappeinband, Einband etwas berieben, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. Foto zeigt nicht alle ! -------------------------------- Das Thieme - Becker -Vollmer - Künstlerlexikon war und ist international das bedeutendste und umfangreichste biographische Lexikon der bildenden Künstler weltweit und aller künstlerischen Disziplinen, das größte deutschsprachige Nachschlagewerk für die Kunst. Ein notwendiges Arbeitsmittel für alle, die sich für Kunst und Kunsthandwerk interessieren oder damit zu tun haben: für Sammler, Galeristen und Kunsthändler, Antiquare und Auktionatore , für Publizisten und Redakteure, Studenten, Bibliotheken, Kunstmuseen, Institute und Seminare. Das Lexikon enthält zahlreiche Hinweise auf die Werke der Künstler sowie ausführliche Literaturverzeichnisse, auch der Sekundärliteratur. Der Hauptwert liegt in den zuverlässigen Lebens- und Werkdaten, auch von zweit- und drittrangigen Künstlern sowie von Kunsthandwerkern, Bühnenbildnern, Typographen etc.Bei wichtigen Künstlern sind die Lebensdaten und die künstlerische Karriere ausführlich dargestellt - mit unzähligen Fakten, dabei zurückhaltend im Urteil. Im \"Vollmer\" mit seinen Nachträgen zum \" Thieme/Becker\" sind dann die nach 1870 geborenen Künstler aller Länder erfaßt, einschließlich der Klassiker der Moderne wie die Brücke-Maler, die Bauhaus-Künstler oder die russischen Konstruktivisten. \"Gründlich und vollständig wurden hier fast alle nachweisbaren Künstler seit der Antike dokumentiert, wobei man auch Osteuropa, Amerika und Asien erstmals berücksichtigte. Nahezu die gesamte Kunstliteratur der Zeit war ausgewertet.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
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        Junkie

      New York: Ace Books, Inc., 1953 First edition, first printing. Bound dos à dos with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, lettered in white and yellow. About fine, with a hint of rubbing to the extremities, faint toning to the otherwise fresh pages. A handsome copy of Burroughs' first book. Housed in a custom quarter morocco slipcase with matching chemise. Maynard and Miles A1a. Junkie is a semi-autobiographical novel about a heroin addict living in New York City that was first published under Burroughs' penname William Lee. Specifically, Burroughs chronicles the events and struggles in the daily life of a heroin addict, rather than the psychoactive thrills of being high. Indeed, as he remarks in the preface, "Junk is notÂ… a means to increased enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life." Like the majority of the author's works, Junkie is comprised of a series of vignettes (called "routines"), but the text is easily one of the most linear texts of Burroughs' writing; the author had not yet fully developed his cut-and-paste methodology that would shape his later works. Interestingly, Burroughs originally chose the title Junk for this novel, but it was published by Ace as Junkie, because the publishers thought that "Junk" would indicate that the novel was itself a literal piece of junk rather than a study of drug use.. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Fine.

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        7 Ans D'Aventures au Tibet

      Paris: Arthaud, 1953 - First French Edition. Publisher's wrappers; a little musty; near fine in a very good dust jacket. Gratefully inscribed by Harrer to his American publisher "to whom I am thankful that he found this French copy and finally made the wonderful U.S. edition. With my best wishes for Ôour' success. H. Harrer [with an additional inscription in Tibetan]." The publisher has also made notes regarding the rights to the book on the first blank. Basis for the film of the same title in which Heinrich Harrer was played by Brad Pitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Don de la ebriedad.

      - Rialp (Col. Adonais, CII), Madrid, 1953. 14,5x11 cm. 80 págs. Rústica a dos tintas con solapas. Algunos puntos de óxido: en cubierta mínimos y casi inapreciables (en general la cubierta se mantiene muy limpia y clara), en contracubierta más extensos pero levísimos y en página de respeto inicial más visibles. Aparte de esto, muy buen ejemplar. // Primera edición // Raro // Primer libro del autor, y uno de los libros capitales de su generación, la del 50, y de la poesía española del siglo XX // Como apunta la nota de solapa, el joven poeta, de 19 años, no se había estrenado ni en revistas // Premio Adonais 1953 // Edición de 1.000 ejemplares (se hicieron además 120 ejemplares en papel especial, setenta numerados en arábigo para los suscriptores de lujo y cincuenta, numerados en romano, para los suscriptores de honor) // Claudio Rodríguez (Zamora, 1934-Madrid, 1999) // [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1953. Trimmed ex-library rebind with small date stamp to copyright page. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Clean and unmarked throughout. Further images on request.

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