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        La maison de l'horreur.

      Editions Jacquier / La loupe série épouvante n° 1 de 1953. In-12 broché de 140 pages au format 11,3 x 18 cm. Magnifique couverture illustrée. Dos bien carré avec les Légères stries noires habituelles, que l'on retrouvent sur la tranche extérieure. Intérieur parfait. Magnifique état, proche du parfait. Rarissime édition originale, surtout dans un tel état de fraicheur.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        Adlai Stevenson in Egypt. 1953. [recent title on backstrip]

      n.p., 1953. Hardcover. Near Fine. 23 professional photographs mounted one to a page on one side of 23 album leaves. Photos are 23 x 17cm. INSCRIBED to Stevenson by Major General Mohamed Naguib on a stiff off-white album leaf which precedes the other album leaves. Hardcover in later (very recent) quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in dark blue leather). Oblong (33 x 24cm.). Sound and clean. There are seven photos of Stevenson (and sometimes other Americans) meeting with Naguib, Nasser or other top Egyptian officials. Almost all of the other 16 photos are of Stevenson with a camel or Stevenson riding on a camel. The sphinx or a pyramid appears in the background of most of the camel photos. Above Naguib's signature is written in English: "Souvenir of the visit of the great American Leader Mr. A. Stevenson to Egypt. It would be a great pleasure to me if he would kindly accept this small token as a sign of the great appreciation to him by every Egyptian. My greetings and best wish to the great people of the U.S.A." Naguib's English inscription is preceded by an inscription in Arabic.

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        Entscheidungen des Bundesgerichtshofes in Strafsachen

      Carl Heymann Verlag, 1953 - Ungezählte Seiten Gut erhaltene Exemplare komplett von Band 1 bis Band 33 PLUS 2 Indexregister von Band 1 - 20. N.a.V. ,Kanten leicht bestoßen, Seiten teilweise etwas gebräunt, gut erhaltene Exemplare. Beispielbild von einem Exemplar, die anderen sehen ähnlich aus! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Band 1 - Band 33 und 2 Indexresgister von Band 1 - 20.

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        Madeline's Rescue

      Viking Press, New Yrok 1953 - Brown lettered red cloth in pictorial dust jacket. The Second Madeline book. One inch tear to top corner of dj which also has wear and creases to edges. A very bright attractive copy with no fading to dj. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        IMAGE ET SON N° 65 DU 01 07 1953

      1953 - LIGUE FRANCAISE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT - CONFEDERATION GENERALE DES OEUVRES LAIQUES C. TH. DREYER - Genre : Revue [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Little Steamroller A Story of Adventure, Mystery and Detection.

      London Max Parrish 1953 - First edition, 8vo., illustrated by Dorothy Craigie, endpapers browned, original pictorial boards, a little rubbed along extremities and at spine ends, browning to endpapers otherwise near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herbst-Blumenstrauß in Vase. Aquarell und Mischtechnik auf leichter grau grundierter Pappe. 56 x 40 cm, unten rechts signiert, verso umfangreich bezeichnet ("Die letzten Blumen eines Sommers, vergänglich / und zum Sterben bestimmt wie alle organische / Materie .") und datiert (11.Oktober 1953].

      - [In den Ecken kleine Löcher einer früheren Montage, verso in den Ecken Reste einer früheren Montage, ]. Farbintensives Blatt. Vgl. dazu Hellwich/Röske 53/55ff. - Paul Kuhfuss (1883-1960) erhielt seine Ausbildung zunächst an der Königlichen Kunstschule und später an der Königlichen Akademischen Hochschule für bildende Künste (heute UdK) bei Anton von Werner und Philipp Franck. Ab 1913 stellte er regelmäßig u.a. bei der Großen Berliner Kunstausstellung, der Freien Secession und der Berliner Secession aus. Von 1935 bis '45 zog er sich auf Grund von Denunziation und Repressionen zurück und übte öffentlich nur seinen Lehrberuf aus, der ihm materielle Unabhängigkeit sicherte. Nach 1945 war er weiterhin als Lehrer tätig und durfte zunächst wieder ausstellen, geriet aber im Zuge der Formalismusdiskussion auf Grund seiner Position der "Eigengesetzlichkeit der Kunst" selbstredend erneut ins Abseits. - Provenienz: Das Blatt stammt aus dem hier vorliegenden, bisher unbekannten Nachlass der Illustratorin und Bühnenbildnerin Gerda Schafhirt, einer Gefährtin von Kuhfuss, die u.a. den Sommer 1955 mit ihm zusammenlebend und -arbeitend in Born auf dem Darss verbrachte, und ist entsprechend noch nicht bei Hellwich/Röske verzeichnet. Bei weitergehendem Interesse können Sie mich gerne kontaktieren. 3850 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Lorenz Kristen]
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        Bitter Lemons.

      London: Faber and Faber. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Lawrence Durrell on the front free endpaper. Bookplate, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and the includes the rare wrap around band. Bitter Lemons is an autobiographical work by writer Lawrence Durrell, describing the three years (1953-1956) he spent on the island of Cyprus. The book was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize for 1957, the second year the prize was awarded.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine, 1953 - First Edition; one of 200 numbered asbestos-bound copies signed by Bradbury. Covers quite spotted; minor edge wear; bookplate removed from front paste-down; very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Le Bal du comte d'Orgel - Illustré de 34 eaux-fortes de Jean COCTEAU

      Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1953 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuilles sous couverture et emboitage. - ILLUSTRATION : 34 gravures à l'eau-forte par Jean COCTEAU. - PAPIER : Vélin pur fil Johannot. - TIRAGE : 220 exemplaires. - DIMENSIONS : 23 x 29 cm. - INFORMATIONS : Superbe ouvrage réunissant Radiguet et Cocteau dont la liaison était bien connue, un des rares exemples de gravure sur cuivre de Cocteau qui pratiquait davantage la lithographie. Cette technique souligne la netteté du trait de Cocteau. - ETAT : Excellent, petits défauts à l'emboitage. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poèmes de Fresnes. Lithographies originales de Edmond Heuzé. [Exemplaire avec suite et trois dessins originaux]

      1953Paris, Cercle Grolier, 1953. 28 x 23 cm, in-4, 1 f. (vie de l'auteur) - 1 f. cartonné muet - 87 pp. - 3 ff. n. ch., 29 lithographies originales en noir dans le texte dont le titre et 1 à pleine page, en feuilles sous couverture blanche à rabats imprimée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Première édition illustrée. Tirage unique à 200 exemplaires sur Lana, celui-ci n°2 nominatif (Jacques André), enrichi d'une des 15 SUITES sur Chine des 30 illustrations, présenté sous une chemise SIGNEE par Edmond Heuzé, ainsi que du MENU, illustré et SIGNE par le même et enfin de TROIS DESSINS ORIGINAUX SIGNES à la mine de plomb, qui sont des études préparatoires à l'illustration de ce livre directement composées sur des feuillets d'épreuves. Particulièrement rare avec la suite, le menu et les dessins, sans doute offerts en lots lors du repas. Des rousseurs, pour le reste très bon. (MONOD, 1898)

      [Bookseller: Julien Mannoni livres anciens]
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        L'erreur

      Gallimard. First edition, one of the 30 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies.Nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THE LONG GOOD-BYE

      HAMISH HAMILTON, LONDON 1953 - THE BOOK IS IN FINE CONDITION AND FREE FROM ANY INSCRIPTIONS. THE DUST JACKET IS COMPLETE AND NOT PRICE CLIPPED BUT HAS SOME RESTORATION TO THE TOP AND BOTTOM. OVERALL THIS IS A VERY GOOD COPY INDEED Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sydney Charles Books]
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        The Long Goodbye

      London: Hamish Hamilton November 1953.. TRUE FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Publisher's cloth in dustwrapper. Binding is fine. Dustjacket with some chips along extremities, with several creases to upper part of jacket. Two longer tears closed tears to upper. However, this jacket is significantly brighter and cleaner than many other copies of The Long Goodbye, and the textblock edges are unmarked and free from browning. A lovely copy. Philip Marlowe novel, preceding US first edition (March '54) Winner of the 1954 Mystery Writers of America award.

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        The Long Good-Bye

      London Hamish Hamilton 1953 - First U.K. Edition. Name to front free endpaper else a VG copy in a Tattered Dustwrapper [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STORIA DI MILANO

      Treccani degli Alfieri, 1953-1996. (Codice EK/0132) Venti volumi in 4° (cm 31x24) 18.000 pp. complessive circa. Prestigiosa, monumentale storia di Milano, redatta sotto forma di monografie da una équipe di valenti studiosi e storici. Espone la storia della Città nel contesto delle vicende italiane, ne illustra le attività mercantili, le arti, le scienze, la cultura, la vita sociale. Corredata con ricchissima iconografia: svariate illustrazioni nel testo e 580 tavole a colori fuori testo, anche grandi e ripiegate. Completa con gli ultimi volumi dell' aggiornamento "Novecento" pubblicati nel 1996. Eleganti legature edit. m. pelle, ricchi fregi e tit. oro ai dorsi e tit. ai piatti. Esempl. perfetto, come nuovo (tutti i volumi con la loro carta protettiva e 12 ancora nelle scatola editoriale). Prima e unica edizione (le matrici furono distrutte). OPERA FONDAMENTALE, RARA E PREZIOSA IN QUESTE PERFETTE CONDIZIONI. Euro 1980.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        The Stronghold. An Account of the Four Seasons in the White Mountains of Crete. With Photographs by Diane Bath. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Secker & Warburg, [1953]. 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 17 photographs on 12 plates, a large folding map on japon and endpaper maps; original green cloth, gilt back, top and fore-edges a little dust-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at backstrip. Fielding (1918-1991) was one of the first SOE agents (with Paddy Leigh Fermor and Dick Barnes) to be landed in Crete where he spent two years or so in a precarious game of hide and seek with the occupying Germans. Arrested in France later in the war, he was saved from execution by the Polish SOE agent Krystyna Skarbek. In post-war years a close friend of Lawrence Durrell, Fielding developed a career as writer and translator, achieving acclaim for his translation of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'. This scarce account, a worthy complement to the legendary 'Hide and Seek', is the story of a year spent in Crete after the war, going by day where previously he had been only by night and delving deeply into the island's turbulent history. In particular the intimacy conjured by his many wartime friendships enable him to provide a close and respectful picture of the life of the country. The photographs are by Daphne Bath, whom Fielding later married. The work includes a bibliography. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION

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        L'arrache Coeur.

      Editions Vrille 1953. In-12 broché de 234 pages au format 12 x 18,5 cm. Couverture ornée d'un coeur. Belle préface de Raymond Queneau. Complet de la rare bande annonce. Non coupé. Rare édition originale, surtout dans un tel état de fraicheur, proche du neuf.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Victor Sevilla]
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        Sicilia.

      Assessorato Turismo e Spettacolo - Regione Siciliana. 1953. - Color lithographic poster, 39 x 24 1/2 inches. Professionally conserved; nine inch tear to centre lower image now scarcely noticeable, creasing and short repaired tears at upper right corner, some soft creases from rolling; bright, clean condition. A stunning and surreal landscape by Mario Puppo featuring a human faced green and red cactus, with white ancient columns and Mt. Etna in the distance. "Saiga gia Barabino & Graeve - Genova" printed in left lower margin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Silver Chair.

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full grey morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, original pictorial endpapers at front, plain coated endpapers at rear, all edges gilt. A fine copy. With black and white illustrations. First Edition, First Impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ronald A. Fisher 16 rare offprints 1934 to 1953 Crossing-Over in the Land of Snail Cepaea Nemoralis, L.

      Various, 1934 to. PAMPHLET. First separate edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. A large selection of rare R.A. Fisher offprints including: Modern Genetics (British Science News Vol. 1 No. 10, pages 2-4 folded slight split. Karl Sax stamp; Crossing-Over in the Land of Snail Cepaea Nemoralis, L. with Capt. C. Diver (1934); On The Selective Consequences of East's (1927) Theory of Heterostylism in Lythrum (1935) with E. M. East and Karl Sax ownership stamps; The Detection of Linkage with "Dominant" Abnormalities (1935) Karl Sax and E. M. East stamps; The Relation Between Variability and Abundance Shown by the Measurements of the Eggs of British Nesting Birds (1937) some soiling to front cover and several pages edges; The Quantitative Study of Populations in the Lepidoptera I. Polyommatus Icarus Rott. with W. H. Dowdeswell and E. B. Ford (1940) F. B. Hutt stamp; The Estimation of the Proportion of Recessives from Tests Carried Out on A Sample Not Wholly Unrelated (1940); The Theoretical Consequences of Polyploid Inheritance for the Mid Style Form of Lythrum Salicaria (1941); The Polygene Concept (1942); Number of Self-Sterility Alleles (1947) some soiling; A Quantitative Theory of Genetic Recombination and Chiasma Formation (1948); A Preliminary Linkage Test with Agouti and Undulated Mice (1949) Karl Sax stamp; Statistical Methods in Genetics (1952) J.H. Quisenberry blind stamp; Sex Differences of Crossing-Over in Close Linkage (1952) slight tear to edge. Quisenberry blind stamp; Population Genetics (Croonian Lecture) Quisenberry blind stamp (1953); The Linkage of Polydactyly with Leaden in the House-Mouse (1953) stamp removal ghost front cover. Karl Sax stamp. Mostly in very good condition. * Provenance William B. Provine . Very Good. 1953.

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        "Luce sur la plage".

      1953Pastels et gouache, (1953), 26.5 x 49 cm. Jean GOURMELIN (Paris 1920 - Meudon 2011) s'initie au dessin dés son plus jeune âge, puis travaille avec l'artiste Charles Portel qui lui enseigne la technique du papier-peint, de la gravure sur bois et du pochoir, avec Nobilis. Il complète sa formation à l'Ecole des Arts Décoratifs et a pour maître Othon Friesz. Avec Max Ingrand, maître verrier, il se passionne pour cet art des vitraux et réalise ceux des Châteaux d'Amboise, de Blois, de la Cathédrale de Saint-Malo ... Grâce à Maximilien Vox il revient à l'édition et l'illustation. Sa rencontre avec l'écrivain de science-fiction Jacques Sternberg détermine le début d'une amitié forte avec Louis Pauwels et sa collaboration à la Revue Planète. Ils lançent le mouvement du "Réalisme fantastique" et, selon l'expression de Sternberg, "Où les compositions de Jean Gourmelin brillaient comme des soleils noirs ... Son inspiration, il la puise dans ses terreurs, ses vertiges, ses gouffres métaphysiques, ses fantasmes, son théâtre d'épouvante et ses décors de rêve". Il anime les "Chroniques" de France-Soir. Des affiches pour le cinéma et le théâtre sortent de ses crayons. De nombreuses expositions saluent son talent dans des galeries et musées ( Centre Culturel de Meudon, Musée Georges Pompidou ...). Sur la plage, un livre ouvert, Luce arborant un maillot de bain jaune, regarde au loin la mer.

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        "Luce, nue".

      1953Encre de Chine et lavis signé en bas à gauche, (1953), 39.5 x 52 cm. Jean GOURMELIN (Paris 1920 - Meudon 2011) s'initie au dessin dés son plus jeune âge, puis travaille avec l'artiste Charles Portel qui lui enseigne la technique du papier-peint, de la gravure sur bois et du pochoir, avec Nobilis. Il complète sa formation à l'Ecole des Arts Décoratifs et a pour maître Othon Friesz. Avec Max Ingrand, maître verrier, il se passionne pour cet art des vitraux et réalise ceux des Châteaux d'Amboise, de Blois, de la Cathédrale de Saint-Malo ... Grâce à Maximilien Vox il revient à l'édition et l'illustation. Sa rencontre avec l'écrivain de science-fiction Jacques Sternberg détermine le début d'une amitié forte avec Louis Pauwels et sa collaboration à la Revue Planète. Ils lançent le mouvement du "Réalisme fantastique" et, selon l'expression de Sternberg, "Où les compositions de Jean Gourmelin brillaient comme des soleils noirs ... Son inspiration, il la puise dans ses terreurs, ses vertiges, ses gouffres métaphysiques, ses fantasmes, son théâtre d'épouvante et ses décors de rêve". Il anime les "Chroniques" de France-Soir. Des affiches pour le cinéma et le théâtre sortent de ses crayons. De nombreuses expositions saluent son talent dans des galeries et musées ( Centre Culturel de Meudon, Musée Georges Pompidou ...). Jean GOURMELIN, peint sa compagne Luce, avec tendresse et amour.

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        Typed letter signed. Taliesin, 29. VI. 1953.

      1953. 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. On his Taliesin stationery. To the mechanical engineer and Usonia Home developer David Henken: "Glad you are back safe - and sounding off. Yes, you can help. Will show you the layout. Must be a rush affair opening August 15th. | Affection, | F.LL.W". - Slightly wrinkled, otherwise in fine condition.

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        La Selva de los Reptiles. Punta Secas por Maria Carmen. Sociedad De Bibliofilos Argentinos, Buenos Aires - MCMLIII

      (Buenos Aires, 'Francisco A. Colombo', 1953). - Folio. 36pp. Title in green & black. Four delicately etched plates by María Carmen Portela, one serving as frontispiece. Initials and pagination printed in green. Original illustrated wrappers; preserved in slip case. One of 88 numbered copies of a total of 100 copies printed on Charter Eggshell paper for the Argentine Bibliophile Society; this copy is no 43 produced for Eduardo M. Bellocq. The edition was supervised by Dr Eduardo J. Bullrich, President of the Society, and corrected by Carlos Alberto González. The type chosen was Garamond; the initials were specially designed. The illustrations, prepared and engraved by María Carmen Portela, were printed by Raúl Veroni. Colombo Fine Printing 219. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Philosophical Investigations.

      Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1953 - Half title + TP + bound-in errata slip + [v]-xe + 1-232e, Octavo. First Edition. (Frongia/McGuiness "P.I." p. 44)The English first edition notes on the verso of the TP: "First Printed in 1953" while the American first edition says: "First Printing". Priority has always been given to the English edition.Wittgenstein worked on the Investigations for the last twenty years of his life and, in accordance with his wishes, the volume was published shortly after his death in the German text with a facing English translation. "A considerable part of the Investigations is an attack, either explicit or implicit, on the earlier work, [the Tractatus]. This development is probably unique in the history of philosophy -- a thinker producing, at different periods of his life, two highly original systems of thought, each system the result of many years of intensive labors, each expressed in an elegant and powerful style, each greatly influencing contemporary philosophy, and the second being a criticism and rejection of the first." (EP, VIII, p. 334) Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Boards lightly bowed. Brodarted dust jacket is neatly and unobtrusively separated along the edge of the front spine - leaving it two pieces. The spine is lightly sunned. Endpapers and edges lightly foxed, but otherwise clean and bright. A very nice copy of this important work by Wittgenstein. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      [New York]: New Directions Book, [1953]. First Thus. 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.

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        Meet Me at the Morgue

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1953 - Decorated paper boards in dust jacket with short tears to head and heel of spine. Ink name to front and rear endpapers. An almost fine copy with some rubbing and edgewear. Very nice. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Femme vêtue d'un sari sur le pas de la porte d'une maison de Mojacar (ENCRE & AQUARELLE ORIGINALE SIGNEE)

      Encre & aquarelle originale sur papier fort signée et datée (10 XI 1953) par l'artiste Format dessin : 29cm x 22,5cm Très bon état Provenant de la collection privée de Mme Bravi Soledad (petite-fille de l'artiste) Vendue encadrée

      [Bookseller: Librairie Eppe Frères]
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        La vocation de Caroline

      1953. Grasset, Paris 1953, 14x19cm, relié. - Grasset, Paris 1953, 14x19cm, relié. - Edition, una copia del servizio stampa. Binding per aprire vie di legno grigio carta bradel, come parte di zigrino nero, coperchi conservati e spalle, Goy e vincolante siglato Vilaine. Autografo prezioso Henry Monfreid lo scrittore Marcel Aymé. Si prega di scheda montata sulla parte superiore del libro inserire. Bel piacevolmente stabilito esemplare. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier gris façon bois, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée Goy & Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe de Henry de Monfreid à l'écrivain Marcel Aymé. Prière d'insérer monté sur onglet en tête de l'ouvrage. Bel exemplaire très agréablement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Carnival in Flanders (Original program from the 1953 play)

      N.p., N.p. 1953 - Original program for the notorious Broadway flop, "Carnival in Flanders." An interesting and rare piece documenting a directorial and writing effort from the strange final years of Sturges' career. The program was printed well prior to Sturges' arrival to the production--as a result, though the musical was never staged prior to his involvement, it still credits the original writers (George Oppenheimer, Herbert Fields) and director (Bretaigne Windust).A quite forgotten musical with a troubled production and a rapid demise. When the musical, an adaptation of the classic French film, "La Kermesse Héroïque" (1934), was first conceived, Harold Arlen was approached to write the score, but the task ultimately fell to Van Heusen and Burke. Bing Crosby provided much of the financing for the production and had great faith in the songwriting team, who had written several of his hits (despite the fact that their previous theatrical collaboration, "Nellie Bly" (1946), had been a critical and commercial flop). George Oppenheimer, one of the book's original co-writers, withdrew from the project during pre-Broadway tryouts in Philadelphia, and Dorothy Fields joined her brother Herbert to help with rewrites. Eventually all their work was discarded by Preston Sturges, who replaced Bretaigne Windust as director and completely reworked the book before the show reached California for a series of stagings by light opera companies prior to the New York City opening. Choreographer Jack Cole was replaced by Helen Tamiris, and several cast changes were made before the troubled production finally opened on Broadway."Carnival in Flanders" opened on September 8, 1953 at the New Century Theatre, where it ran for only six performances. The cast included John Raitt, Dolores Gray, and Roy Roberts. Critics were enchanted by Oliver Smith's sets and Lucinda Ballard's costumes, inspired by Brueghel paintings, and Gray's lively performance, but universally panned every other aspect of the production. In his review for The New York Times, Brooks Atkinson wrote "As an actress she [Dolores Gray] is authoritative enough to bring down the house with some of the maudlin songs.In the version prepared for the stage by Preston Sturges it is laborious and banal. As usual, the theatre has lavished a lot of wealth and talent on this hokum. Lucinda Ballard has dressed everybody to the nines. Although Oliver Smith's scenery is cluttered and rather desperate, there is certainly a lot of it."Ironically, this nearly forgotten musical is the source for the well loved Van Heusen-Burke standard "Here's That Rainy Day."Saddle stitched, illustrated card wrappers. 16 pages, 9 x 12 inches. Faint vertical crease to the front wrapper, light rubbing to wrappers, overall easily Very Good plus. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Lyon Cercle lyonnais du livre 1953 in-4 en feuilles Lyon, Cercle lyonnais du livre, 1953. 28 x 19,5 cm, in-4, 3 ff. bl. - 80 (17) pp. - 3 ff. bl., 50 lithographies originales en noir dont 1 en frontispice et 8 à pleine page, en feuilles sous couverture de fort papier vergé antique crème rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui. Tirage unique à 200 exemplaires, tous sur vélin de Rives B.F.K., celui-ci nominatif (n° 125) et enrichi de L'UNE DES 50 SUITES de 59 lithographies originales dont 9 inutilisées, tirées en sanguine sur Chine, présentée sous une chemise imprimée, ainsi que du MENU agrémenté d'une soixantième lithographie originale en noir à pleine page. Dernier livre d'illustration originale de Derain publié de son vivant, d'une pureté absolue. Les lithographies ont été tirées par Mourlot. Rare avec la suite. Exemplaire superbe (couverture très vaguement brunie). (MONOD, 237) Très bon

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        [On the Waterfront, here titled:] Waterfront

      [New York], 1953. 4to. Original shooting script. [3], 111 pp. numbered through 109, with the insertion of pages 22A and 31A. Original typed title-page, and two styles of mechanical reproduction. Original printed wrappers closed with three contemporary brass clasps (wrappers with some chipping and toning at edges); cloth folding case. PRODUCTION MANAGER GEORGE JUSTIN'S COPY: signed in red pencil by him on the title, and annotated throughout in pencil. Justin numbers each of the shots, crosses out and adds dialogue and production notes throughout. 'On the Waterfront' was a critical and commercial success and received twelve Academy Award nominations, winning eight, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Marlon Brando, Best Supporting Actress for Eva Marie Saint, and Best Director for Elia Kazan. Considered Kazan's response to those who labelled him a Communist before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952, the first screenplay was written by Kazan's friend and collaborator Arthur Miller. It was originally titled 'The Hook', and Harry Cohn at Columbia Pictures agreed to make the film if the corrupt union officials in the early version were changed to Communists. Miller refused, in part because he did not like it that Kazan gave friendly testimony before the HUAC. It was then that Kazan turned to Budd Schulberg. Studio rejections from Darryl F. Zanuck lead them to independent producer Sam Spiegel and Columbia Pictures. Schulberg's script went through numerous changes. In early versions, for instance, Terry Malloy was not an ex-pug dockworker, but an investigative reporter, and an older, divorced man. In 1937, George Justin (1916-2008) had been the test director for George Cukor on casting 'Gone With the Wind.' His first credit as Producer or Production Executive was 'On the Waterfront', and he continued producing movies and television until 1994. He worked again with Kazan on 'A Face in the Crowd', made three films with Sidney Lumet, and was part of the production team for 'The Graduate' and '12 Angry Men.' This copy of his personal shooting script for one of the undisputed classics of American cinema offers a unique insight into the making of film.

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        Night of the Hunter (Signed Advance Edition)

      New York: Harper (Harpers), 1953. First Edition. First Edition. One of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author on a tipped-in page, distributed to friends of the author and publisher. Basis for the now-classic 1955 film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. About Near Fine in an about Very Good example of the trade dust jacket. Faint evidence of erasure on the front endpaper. Jacket has small chips at the corners and spine ends, and a sliver missing from the top front hinge fold. A very presentable copy overall.

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        Korean War-Era Navy Letters

      New Jersey, Japan. 1953 - 1954. An intriguing collection of 403 letters between Bayonne, New Jersey native, Alton L. Lattig and his fiance, Marion Lynde during his tour with the Navy at the end of the Korean war. All letters are in envelopes and near fine with slight curling and tears from opening. Also included are two newsletters and 41 photographs.Alton Lattig, who refers to himself as "Mike" throughout his correspondence, was on active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1953 until 1954. He was stationed on the U.S. Tarawa (CVA-40) which had just been recommissioned as an attack aircraft carrier in response to the Korean War. They embarked on a mission that took them from Gibraltar to the Asiatic over the course of two years. "Arrived safely last night at 11:45 and sure hated to come back aboard this pig-iron tub, but as the saying goes you can't fight city hall." They were sent as part of the replacement for the 2nd and 6th Navy fleets on a tour that took them to Gibraltar, Spain, Japan, Australia, and Korea before returning to Pearl Harbor and home. "We are now 1,671 miles from "Rock of Gibraltar" and we are due to pull in there on the morning of the 23rd and will remain a couple of days ad pull out for Algiers...will let you know as we go along from port to port." When granted shore leave they participated in local activities, "I went to another bull fight this afternoon and it was really better than the other one I saw, there was more slaughtering in the fights today." Their duties sent them on missions that mainly involved refueling and replenishing the Air Force and other Navy vessels. "Well we just finished refueling a destroyer around 6:15...we were supposed to do 2 cans but it got sort of late and they have flight operations again tonight so we have to get up early in the morning and refuel the other one."Shortly after enlisting Lattig was scheduled to take his test to raise higher in rank; "Tomorrow morning I am taking a test for 3rd class Petty Officer and sure hope I make it this time. I passed it last time but the quota was filled and they wouldn't give it to me...with a little luck I will make it. It not only means more money but I won't have to take too much bossing around I will be able to boss people around a little." With a young wife at home the extra money from the position was useful and appreciated. It was also good for the card games that kept the men occupied. "I am going to keep playing as long as I win, but as soon as my luck starts running out I am going to quit, I know it's an awful thing to gamble but what else have we to do here in the middle of nowhere."On April 7, 1954 while stationed in Japan he writes, "Hon, I don't know if I mentioned in one of my letters when we were operating or not, but we were operating with the Oriskany when that plane caught fire we watched it from the flight deck. (The clipping you sent) that is the way we have some of our planes come in and lose altitude too fast and crack up, very very seldom does any pilot get hurt too bad but some of them luck isn't with them.""We are in the South China Sea heading for Japan and we will pull into Japan on the 15th instead of 14th (Valentine's Day) I sure wish it were in the U.S....but we have 121 days to go over here before we start back home for the good old U.S.A." This was in February of 1954, a few months before they would head home. They spent roughly 2 years repairing and refueling aircraft at the end of the war. After the armistice they were sent to clean up after the war and became a roaming sea airbase. By September on 1954 they arrived safely on the shores of California.Along with the letters Lattig sent back two "Tradewinds" newsletters from his ship with the caption, "Send me home" printed above the address. They include Navy related articles, photos of the crew, and each one provides a Hollywood starlet on the last page. March 1, 1954 has Lizabeth Scott posing on a beach while May 1, 1954 has Lucy Marlow in fishnets dubbed, "the saucy charmer." He also kept photographs of his shipmates posing around the barracks, his fiance, and some of a marriage, possibly his own after the war. One particularly nice photo is of a bunch of sailors around table of drinks presumably laying on the charm.An extensive collection of letters detailing the life of a sailor after a short and unwarranted war which would lay the ground work for Vietnam.List:-403 handwritten letters in envelope-U.S.S. Tarawa-CVA 40 "Tradewinds" Volume IV, No. 3. March 1, 1954. 8pp.-U.S.S. Tarawa-CVA 40 "Tradewinds" Volume IV, No. 5. May 1, 1954. 12pp.-Newspaper clipping announcing the Tarawa joining the NavyPhotographs-5" x 7" Sailor, color-Oblong 3.5" x 5" U.S.S. Tarawa, black and white-Oblong 3" x 4" Sailors at a bar, sepia toned-Oblong 3" x 4" Sailor at a bar, black and white-Oblong 8" x 10" Graduating class, black and white-Oblong 5" x 7" Sailors at a bar, black and white-5.75" x 4" Sailor, black and white-5.5" x 3" Sailor, black and white-Three 2.5" x 2.5" Sailor, black and white-Six, 3.5" x 3" Sailors and barracks, black and white -Ten, 3.5" x 2.5" Sailors and barracks from Newport, Rhode Island Oct. 1950 -- Jan. 6, 1951, black and white-4" x 4" engagement announcement photos and newspaper clipping, black and white.-Three, 3.5" x 3.5" Bride, black and white-3" x 4.5" wedding guests, black and white-Six, 3.5 x 3.5 wedding, black and white-Four various family photographs, black and white .

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        KING CONAN .

      Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers [1953]., New York - Octavo, cloth. First edition. The third Gnome Conan. Collects five stories, four first published in WEIRD TALES in 1932, 1933 and 1935, and one previously unpublished story, "The Black Stranger," revised by L. Sprague de Camp and published here as "The Treasure of Tranicos." A fine copy in fine dust jacket with mild dust soiling to rear panel. A sharp copy. (#154901) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ENCYCLOPAEDIA of the social sciences

      1953 - 1957. Editor en chief Edwin R. A. Seligman, associate editor Alvin Johnson. New York, the Macmillan Company, 1953 - 1957. 15 volumi legati in 8 volumi in-8° grande, tela edit. e sovracop. orig. Complessive 11.388 pp. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        PREPARING THE CORONATION COACH

      Preparing the Coronation Coach. Royal College of Art, 1953. Original coloured lithograph, image size approximately 17 x 12.5 inches. Old tape stains to the verso but as the paper is thick there has been no bleed through. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Commissioned by the Royal Commission Trust to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2.

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        Trentino. Val Badia. Insieme di 20 fotografie originali

      s.e, 1953. Insieme di 20 fotografie originali in b/n vintage, stampa alla gelatina ai sali d'argento, didascalie manoscritte al verso, tutte montate su cartoncino bordato cm 34 x 24,5 circa. La prima (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae La Villa e il Sas Songher; la seconda cm (17 x 10,8) ritrae la valle di Longiaru' e la villa di Longuaru'; la terza (cm 17 x 12) ritrae la valle di San Cassiano con San Cassiano e sul fondo il Sasso Putia; la quarta (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae una veduta dai pressi del Passo Poma; la quinta (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae una veduta dell'alta valle a monte del paese di San Cassiano(un crocefisso in primo piano); la sesta (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae la frazione Misci nella valle di Longiaru' e le punte del Puez; la settima (cm 16,5 x 11,5) ritrae il sasso della Croce, la Varella e Gardenaccia dai pressi della Furcia di Medalghes; l'ottava (cm 16,5 x 11,5) ritrae un panorama nei pressi della Furcia di Medalghes; la nona (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae un paorama dal passo Poma con in primo piano la valle di Longiaru'; la decima (cm 13 x 17) ritrae un panorama delle piccole Odle dalla Furcia di Medalghes; l'undicesima (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae un panorama dai pressi del passo Poma con in primo piano la valle di Longiaru'; la dodicesima (12,5 x 17,5) ritrae la mietitura a Frena di Longuaru'; la tredicesima (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae una veduta dal col di Zuel, i monti sasso della Croce e la Varella. Al centro San Leonardo in Badia; la quattordicesima (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae un panorama dal col di Zuel; la quindicesima (cm 17 x 12) ritrae La Villa e il Sas Songher; la sedicesima (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae un panorama dell'alta valle a monte del paese di San Cassiano (un crocefisso in primo piano), ripresa simile ma non uguale alla quinta foto; la diciassettesima (cm 18 x 13) ritrae una veduta a monte di San cassiano verso l'alta valle; la diciottesima (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae un panorama dell'alta valle di S. Cassiano verso il passo di Valparola; la diciannovesima (cm 17,5 x 12,7) ritrae nell'alta valle di San cassiano l'imbocco che porta al Passo La Varella; la ventesima (cm  17,5 x 12,7) ritrae un gruppo di cinque persone nell'alta valle di San Cassiano dal Rifugio di Valparola con il gruppo delle Cunturines. ITA

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        ORIGINAL ART: GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES

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

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        Storia di Milano.

      Roma, Fondazione Treccani degli Alfieri per la Storia di Milano, 1953/1966 sedici volumi + 1 volume di Indici. Diciassette volumi in-4to rilegati editorialmente in tutta pelle verde, titoli dorati ai piatti anteriori e dorsi, fregi dorati,,molte tavole a colori fuori testo, pp. 735 + 882 + 859 + 767 + 929 + 954 + 968 + 923 + 917 + 957 + 868 + 1023 + 701 + 894 + 1071 + 1108 + 810 con centinaia di illustrazioni e tavole in nero e a colori nel testo e fuori testo, anche ripiegate. Monumentale lavoro sulla storia della capitale lombarda. Timbri di disciolta biblioteca ai frontespizi, qualche lieve traccia dÕuso alle legature. Prima edizione.

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        Werke. Deutsche Gesamtausgabe. 8 Bände + Ergänzungsband. 9 Bände. Herausgegeben von Wladimir Szylkarski, Wilhelm Lettenbauer und Ludolf Müller.

      München, Erich Wewel, 1953 ( - 1980) - Tadelloses Exemplar. Gesetzt und gebunden nach Angaben von Jan Tschichold. Band 1: Kritik der abstrakten Prinzipien. Vorlesungen über das Gottmenschentum. - Band 2: Una Sancta I. - Band 3: Una Sancta II. - Band 4: Die nationale Frage in Russland. Der Talmud. Das Judentum und die christliche Frage. - Band 5: Die Rechtfertigung des Guten. Eine Moralphilosophie. - Band 6: Philosophie, Theologie, Mystik. - Band 7: Erkenntnislehre, Ästhetik, Philosophie der Liebe. - Band 8: Sonntags- und Osterbriefe. Drei Gespräche. Kleine Schriften der letzten Jahre. - Ergänzungsband: Solowjews Leben in Briefen und Gedichten. Deutsch 9000g Gr.8° Leinen mit Schutzumschlag [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Maximus Poems / 1-10

      Jonathan Williams, Stuttgart 1953 - First edition. Quarto. Introduction by Robert Creeley laid in as issued. Calligraphic covers by Jonathan Williams. Issued as *Jargon 7*. Spine a little sunned, else near fine in stiff wrappers, in original age-toned, very good slipcase. This is the deluxe issue of 50 copies Signed by Charles Olson. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Neue Deutsche Biographie, Band 1 (A-Beh) bis Band 24 (Schw-Sta) sowie Gesamtregister auf CD-ROM (= alles bis 2013 erschienene), hrsg. von der Historischen Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften,

      Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1953-2010, 4°, ca. 19.000 Seiten, zweispaltig gesetzt, im Band 24 noch ein aktualisiertes Gesamtregister der Allgemeinen Deutschen Biographie und der Neuen Deutschen Biographie auf CD-ROM, rote original Leineneinbände mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung (der Band 24 noch im original Pappschuber mit Rückenschild) bzw. Papp-Klappmappe mit der CD-ROM, schöne, saubere Exemplare, kaum Nutzungsspuren bei den frühen Bänden, die letzten Bände tadellos (rororeg) Das Werk ist auf 28 Bände angelegt, die bis 2020 vorliegen sollen. Wegen des hohen Gewichts ist ein Versand ins Ausland nur nach Absprache möglich.Versand D: 5,00 EUR Biographie Biographien Leben Lebensbeschreibung ; NDB; Standard Standardwerk maßgeblich maßgebliches

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        Nine Stories

      Little Brown, 1953 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket with an unfaded spine. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Comes with a promotional letter from the publisher. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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