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        Love Among the Ruins

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1953. First Edition, copy No. 281 of 350 signed and numbered by the author. With Decorations by Various Eminent Hands, including the Author's. 49, [1] pp. Printed by James Upton. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt vignette. Spine slightly sunned. First Edition, copy No. 281 of 350 signed and numbered by the author. With Decorations by Various Eminent Hands, including the Author's. 49, [1] pp. Printed by James Upton. 1 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;


      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Birds of Burma, The

      White Lotus, London 1953 - Birds of Burma, The [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1953 - Paris, Gallimard, 1953. Broché, 120 x 190 mm, 221 pp. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN 60 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES sur Hollande (après 20 ex. sur Japon, tirage total 2045 ex.). Bel exemplaire.

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        De taal der dieren. (Gesigneerd)

      - De complete bundel in doorslag van typoscript. 38 bladen. 27,3 x 21,5 cm. In rood linnen overslagdoos met verzonken blauw titeletiket op voorzijde (Binderij Phoenix).* Met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht op het eerste blad: 'Voor Hugo [Claus] & Elli,/ in vriendschap & hoe dat/ allemaal heet en wordt/ en werd en is,/ van/ Hans Andreus/ Oct. '51'.De taal der dieren zou in 1953, twee jaar na dit typoscript dus, verschijnen in de Ultimatumreeks van De Bezige Bij. Inhoudelijk zijn er af en toe significante verschillen. Op blad 9 werd met pen een zin tussengevoegd, op blad 18 het oneindigheidsteken. Van blad 36 en 37 ontbreekt de onderste helft, met verlies van drie kwatrijnen.Bijgevoegd: Hans Andreus, De taal der dieren. Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, (1953). Ingenaaid. 48 p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 500 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Ultimatumreeks II,1.

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        The Costumes of Chios


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        Nine Stories

      Little Brown, 1953 A fine first edition (so stated on copyright page) in a fine dust jacket, an advance review copy with publisher's review slip. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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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 1953 - 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 Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict. (Signed)

      Ace Books. No. D-15, New York 1953 - William S. Burroughs very first book. A paperback original. Signed By William S. Burroughs and additionally signed by Herbert Huncke who is the main character in the book. Portrayed as " Herman". Printed back to back with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Both signatures were obtained by me at an event at B. Dalton Bookseller in NYC in 1987 for a Burroughs signing. Herbert stood by Burroughs side. He was very excited. In fact at one point he held up the book and announced to the crowed "I'm the main character in the book". A very good copy. Some creasing. A unique copy. Comes with a clamshell folding box. See photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Crucible.

      New York: Viking Press, 1953. First edition of this central work in the canon of American drama. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Arthur Miller on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket without the ubiquitous spine fade usually associated with this title; some light professional restoration to the extremities. The Crucible has been adapted for film, television, and opera. French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre adapted it as the 1958 film Les Sorcières de Salem, and later Miller himself adapted the play as the 1996 film The Crucible. The latter including in its cast Paul Scofield, Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder, and it earned Miller his only nomination for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. On television, the play has aired in 1968 and 2006. Finally, the play was adapted by composer Robert Ward into an opera in 1961, for which it received the Pulitzer Prize.

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        King of the Khyber Rifles (Original screenplay for the 1953 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953. Second Revised Shooting Final Draft script for the 1953 film. Studio File Copy, with interoffice correspondence bound in, dated July 17, 1953, address to Darryl F. Zanuck from secretary Molly Mandaville, noting the correct length of the script Notations in holograph ink and pencil on the front wrapper verso and on the distribution page. Based on Talbot Mundy's 1916 novel. A British captain named Alan King (Power) is en route to India when his convoy is attacked. He survives, but his fellow officers learn that his mother was a native Muslim, and he is subject to their prejudice and maiming. When he arrives in India, he is tasked with training their militia, and earns the interest of the general's daughter, Susan (Moore). Shot on location in California and India. Yellow titled wrappers, noted as SECOND REVISED SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 2, and Nos. 449 and 2552, dated July 16, 1953. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated July 16, 1953, noted as 2nd Revised Shooting Final, with credits for screenwriters Goff, Roberts, and Breen. 134 leaves, with last leaf of text lettered I (a page of Pushtu language translations). Mimeograph, with blue and yellow revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/16/53 and 8/18/53. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads.

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        For Esme, With Love and Squalor

      Hamish Hamilton, 1953 A fine first British edition, in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by Salinger on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's quarter leather clamshell case.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Ceuvres completes. Vol. 1: Partie I-III. + Vol. 2: I-III. [6 Vols.]. Vol. 1/ Partie I. Vol. 1/ Partie II: Algebre, formes differentielles, systemes differentielles. Vol. 1/ Partie III: Divers, geometrie differentielle. Vol. 2/ Partie I: Groups de Lie. Vol. 2/ Partie II: Groups infinis, systemes differentiels, theories d equivalence. Vol. 2/ Partie III: Geometrie differnetielle. [6 Vols.].

      Cloth, 1953-1955. 919, 561, 568, 787, 954, 813 S., With figures. Cloth Ex.-Libr., Good condition. Uncut edges. Some Vols. front hinges slightly damaged. Brownish paper. Versand D: 3,99 EUR Algebra, mathematische Wissenschaft, Mathematikwissenschaft, Mathematics, Geometrie, Geometry

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        Aus dem Leben eines Fauns. Mit Autograph.

      Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1953 - 8° (19.4*12 cm), 165 S., 1 Bl., schwarzes Leinen m. gelber Rückenprägung, illustr. Schutzumschlag nach einem Entwurf von Werner Rebhuhn. Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1. - 3. Tsd., August 1953. Inliegend ein Zettel (7.5*10.5 cm) handschriftl. signiert `Gruß. Arno Schmidt`. Schutzumschlag a. d. Kanten rissig, das Buch selbst gut bis sehr gut erhalten, Papier nur minimal gebräunt, Namenszug im Vorsatz (Bleistift, unleserlich). Keine weiteren Einträge, keine Gerüche übler Art. * Die Angabe der Versandkosten bei Abebooks-ZVAB bezieht sich auf eine Büchersendung mit einem Gewicht von max. 1 kg. Diese pauschale Vorgabe lässt sich durch den Anbieter leider nicht ändern, so dass die Versandkosten insbesondere bei mehrbändigen Titeln im Nachhinein angepasst werden müssen. Max. Versandkosten / Shipping fees: D pauschal 1 EUR Versandkostenanteil, EU max. 15 EUR, CH max. 20 EUR (Paket bis 20 kg), other countries on request. Expressversand auf Anfrage / express delivery on request. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 250 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Invisible Man

      The First UK printing published by Gollancz in 1953. The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition with no inscriptions or erasures.Minor bumping to the lower corners and slight dustiness to the text block. Light pushing to the spine ends with a little rubbing of the gilt titling in places.A very tight copy.The yellow Gollancz WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ condition.It has had NO restoration or repairs.Minor edge wear more-so at the upper spine. The spine is lightly toned.A little marking in places but still remains amazingly clean for its age.The classic Gollancz wrapper design ooks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector. The Author’s seminal work and now extremely scarce to find as a UK First Edition. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1953. First edition. Slight lean; wear to base of spine and, a bit less, at the top, else fine.. 8vo, 254pp. Wrappers. One of 1100 numbered copies.

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        Casabella - Rivista internazionale di architettura. 11 annate complete della rivista dal 1953 al 1963.

      Editoriale Domus 1953-1963 - 31x28

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        The Spirit of St. Louis, the publisher's signed and numbered limited presentation issue of the first edition, copy #543


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        El Encanto de las Sirenas

      Mexico: [Privately printed], 1953. First edition, one of only 250 copies printed. Illustrated from drawings by Adolfo Halty. 1 vols. 4to. Original printed blue wrappers. Wrappers toned at edges, spine quite fragile and joint starting but intact, internally fine. Rare. Halty, Adolfo. First edition, one of only 250 copies printed. Illustrated from drawings by Adolfo Halty. 1 vols. 4to. Rare, and Inscribed. Inscribed by the poet on the first blank, to Jimmy Heineman: "Pour Jimmy après cent ans que l'on ne s'était vu".

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        THERESE DESQUEYROUX. Thérèse en casa del doctor. Thérèse en el hotel. El fin de la noche.

      José Janés (Barcelona, 1953) - 429 pag. Buen estadoo

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        Family Table of Racehorses/ Tablice Rodowe Koni Wysciogowych/ Table Généalogiqoues de Chev aux de Courses/ Tablas Genealogicas de Caballos de Carreras/ Stammtafeln von Renpferden: Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses 1953. Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Index. Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Addenda for 1960 & 61.Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Addenda for 1956 Volume II: Family Table of Racehorses 1953-1959

      London/ Waterloo & Sons Limited, 1953. limited #323/ #58 Elephanten Folio J A Allen [dist], Waterlow & Sons Limited [print] 1953. 510mm x 620mm (20\" x 24\"). [600pp.]. 1953-1959 Printed in English-Polish-French-Spanish-German language Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Printed 1953. Limited 323. Complied by Bobinski. Published by Zamboyski; Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Index. Printed 1953. Limited number 323. Compiled by Bobinski. Published by Zamboyski; Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Addenda for 1960 & 61. Printed 1962. Complied by Bobinski i Zamboyski. Published by New York Jockey Club Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Addenda for 1956 Third Supplement Printed 1956. Complied by Bobinski i Zamboyski. Published by New York Jockey Club Volume II: Family Table of Racehorses. 1953-1959 [Bobinski i Zamboyski] Limited 58 Printed 1960. Also included is \'Courses et Elevage\' Tables Genealogiques. These volumes cover the genealogical history of over 50,000 racehorses from the 18th century to the mid 20th century. Volume I is a fold-out double page directory charting the history of each stud. The \'Bobinski Tables\' form the cornerstone of any thoroughbred pedigree research library. Historically, \'The Family Tables of English Thoroughbred Stock\', published in German in 1885 by Herman Goos, were followed by Lowe who was only able to identified 43 families; Goos had identified 61. Goos’s book was republished in 1897, with 50 family charts, but now using Lowe’s system of numbering families, with family number 1 being the foundation mare to whom the most classic winners traced in tail-female descent. Goos’s genealogical charts set the model for a number of later publications, the most significant and comprehensive being by Bobinski and Zamoyski. \'The Bobinski Tables\', identified a total of 74 families tracing mares, the first 49 of which were based on Lowe and Goos, and subdivided the families alphabetically, as in \"1-a,\" to denote various significant branches. In addition, they expanded research into female families of racehorses including Polish (P), Argentine (Ar), American (A), and Colonial (C)-Australian and New Zealand-female lines, and half-bred families (HB). The second, updated volume of the Bobinski Tables was then issued in 1963. The system of identifying female lines by Lowe family number persists to this day. The increasing sophistication of commercial pedigree databases now available to the general public, breed historians, pedigree fans, and bloodstock consultants means that anyone interested in the heritage of throughbreed horses will consider deep analysis of family numbers useful in planning matings and checking form. Condition: in very good condition without dust jacket with carrying case for Volume I, Volume II plus addenda and slipcase for Index. Slipcase slightly rubbed. Carry case with bumped edges and some rubbing. Overall Green varnished soft cloth cover with gilt titles and green paper covers. Green slipcase and carrying case Limited Editions [323 and 58 of unknown limited edition]. Versand D: 9,90 EUR

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        In Cold Hell in Thicket

      Divers Press / Origin, Palma de Mallorca 1953 - A notable association copy of a major Olson work. Olson and Shahn met as co-workers at the Office of War Information in WWII, where they collaborated on Olson's first published book, a pamphlet titled Spanish Speaking Americans in the War. In 1951, Olson invited Shahn onto the faculty of Black Mountain College, where Ben and Bernarda spent a summer teaching painting and graphic arts; among the Shahns' students were Robert Rauschenberg, Suzi Gablik and Francine du Plessix Gray (who quickly, perhaps wisely, switched to studying poetry with Olson). Small square octavo (21cm x 18cm). Issued as Origin 8. Original plain wrappers in patterned, printed dustjacket; unpaged [63pp]. Inscribed by Olson on front endpaper: "for Ben & Bernarda Shahn / with love / Charles Olson," undated. Dustwrapper and endpapers toned and foxed, else Very Good. "Charles Olson" hand-lettered on spine, probably in either Ben or Bernarda's hand. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Revolt in 2100


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      Limited Editions Club, Oxford 1953 - Two large quarto volumes (7-3/4" x 11-3/4") bound in gilt-decorated green cloth and illustrated with pen decorations by John Austen and wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. Copy #1185 of 1500 SIGNED by Parker on the colophon page. A nicely printed set retaining Spenser's original English and beautifully illustrated. The uncommon dustwrappers are present as is the slipcase. A lovely set of this, one of the underrated books of the press. Monthly Letter laid in. Small university bookplate on each front pastedown. The spines of the dustwrappers have just a touch of the sunning and none of the foxing on the panels usually found with this title. The slipcase is near pristine. Fine in close to Fine dustwrappers and a Fine slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Le questionnaire

      First edition of the French translation, review copy.Rare autograph of Ernst von Salomon to Mr. Didier.Back slightly insolated as usually. Gallimard Paris 1953 14,5x20,5cm broché

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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids. A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid.


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      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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        Prototype Sports Car Concept Art

      Boston, 1953. Tempera on paper. Initialled "R.S.W." Mounted circular label, lower right. Handsome 1950's sports car design All of our present information about this drawing comes from a label on the back of the piece, which indicates that it comes from the archives of the A.J. White Motor Vehicle Research Company - designers of exotic cars in the Boston, MA area. We have not discovered any further information about the A. J. White Research Company thus far, nor about the artist, R.S.W. of this particular drawing. There does not appear to be any connection to the great White truck manufacturer. The drawing itself is especially nice, its cool red sportscar positioned diagonally between two details in blue, in a way that makes it appear anxious to move.

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        Fahrenheit 451 Asbestos

      Ballantine Books, 1953. Limited Numbered First Edition. Johns-Manville Quinterra Asbestos. Good/No Jacket as Issued. The scarce Limited Numbered Edition signed by Ray Bradbury on the limitation page and numbered 33 of only 200 limited edition asbestos copies. PLUS additionally inscribed and signed by Bradbury on the verso of the front free endpaper in 1969 ("For Ted! With the good wishes of Montag's Friend/ Ray Bradbury/ Oct. 1969"), on the half-title page in 1982 (Ted--Once again! In June - 1982! With $1,000 worth of good wishes! / Ray Bradbury") and on the title page in 1990, ("Ted again! / Ray Bradbury / 6/15/90") -- all to the same owner, whose bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. Octavo. 199 pages. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. Publisher's binding of Johns-Manville Quinterra, "an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis." Lettering in red on cover boards. No dust jacket, as issued. Significant wear and soiling to the boards. Spine completely perished. Corners exposed. Minor toning to the endpapers. A good copy. Our highest book grades are Near Fine and Fine. Sold as is at greatly reduce price because of condition.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. Cloth. Very Good +. Joe Mugnaini. A tight, very sharp copy of the 1953 1st edition. Crisp and VG+ in its red cloth. Offsetting (from a newspaper which had been laid-in) to the last 6 pages of text, otherwise clean as could be. Octavo, 199 pgs. Lacking the dustjacket.

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        Condecoraciones españolas: ordenes, cruces y medallas civiles, militares y nobiliarias

      Osca. 1953 Madrid. 33 cm. 606 p., 9 lám., lám. I - LXXIX. Encuadernación en tapa dura en plena piel con dorados, lomo decorado. Tomo en caja. Prólogo del Excmo. Sr. D. Luis Carrero Blanco. Carrero Blanco, Luis. 1903 - 1973 . Cubierta deslucida. (=493953=) Ver imagen

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


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        The complete collection of Arma's songs for voice and piano, "Chants du Silence,"; with original lithographs by noted artists including Dufy, Matisse, Léger, Braque, Chagall, Picasso and Arp to upper wrappers

      Au Ménestrel, Paris - 11 songs in total, all published in Paris in 1953 (except for A la jeunesse, published in 1945) and with striking illustrations in black and white to upper wrappers (except where noted). All signed by the artist in the stone. - Chant du Désespéré. sur un texte de Charles Vildrac. [PN H31635]. 1f. (title), 2 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Raoul Dufy. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Chant Funèbre pour un Guerrier. sur un texte de Claude Aveline. [PN H31642]. 1f. (title), 4 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Henri Matisse. Unnumbered. - Civilisation.! sur un texte de René Maran extrait de la Préface de "Batouala." [PN H31643]. 1f. (title), 7 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Fernand Léger. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Confiance. sur un texte de Paul Eluard. [PN H31634]. 1f. (title), 2 pp. music. With cover lithograph by André Beaudin. No. 16 of 50 numbered copies of a total edition of 70. - Depuis Toujours. sur un sonnet de Jean Cassou. [PN H31640]. 1f. (title), 12 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Georges Braque. No. 16 of 50 numbered copies of a total edition of 70. - Fuero. sur un texte de Vercors. [PN H31636]. 1f. (title), 3 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Marc Chagall. No. 16 of 50 copies. - A La Jeunesse. sur un texte de Romain Rolland extrait de "Jean Christophe" La nouvelle journée (Ode à la Musique). [PN H31633]. 1f. (title), 4 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Pablo Picasso. Unnumbered. - Notre Entente. sur un texte de Marie Gevers extrait de "Brabançonnes à travers les arbres." [PN 31641]. 1f. (title), 3 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Edouard Pignon. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Présent. sur un texte de Paul Claudel extrait de Connaissance de l'Est. [PN H31638]. 1f. (title), 3 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Maurice Estève. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Le Roi avait besoin de Moi. sur un texte de Fanny Clar. [PN H31639]. 1f. (title), 6 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Antoni Clavé. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Le Soleil ne se Montrait pas. sur un texte de C.F. Ramuz extrait de "Si le soleil ne revenait pas." [PN 31637]. 1f. (title), 6 pp. music. With cover lithograph in dark red by Léon Gischia. No. 16 of 50 copies. Some very slight signs of wear, browning and spotting. In very good condition overall. First Edition. A French composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist of Hungarian birth, Arma studied the piano at the Budapest Academy of Music with Bartók. "[He] began his career as a member of the Budapest Piano Trio (1925-6). Between 1924 and 1930 he gave many recitals in Europe and the USA and lectured on contemporary music at American universities. He settled in Germany in 1931, and for a time he led the musical activities at the Dessau Bauhaus, lecturing on modern music and experimenting with electronic music produced on gramophone record. The advent of the Nazi regime in Germany forced his move to Paris, where he made his permanent home. From the 1950s he was associated with RTF musique concrète group. As a composer he is known chiefly for his experimental work." Vera Lampert in Grove Music Online"Many artists have created covers expressly for the music of the composer and pianist Paul Arma (born Imre Weiosshaus in Budapest in 1905). The texts, each by a contemporary author, reflect on the ravages and mindlessness of war, on justice, and on man's destiny. Arma's personal friendship with these artists resulted in this collaboration, and most of the drawings were inspired by the music itself." Fuld and Barulich: Harmonizing the Arts Original Graphic Designs for Printed Music by World-Famous Artists, in NOTES, the quarterly journal of the Music Library Association, Vol. 43 No. 2, December 1986, p. 261. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph manuscript quotation, signed, in English, of the culminating portion of THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN

      Two pages, 10 inches x 8 inches, matted and framed with a portrait of Mann. Some archivally repaired tears on verso. Mann here has clearly written 47 lines containing most of the climactic paragraph from the chapter "Snow" (utilising Helen Lowe-Porter's English translation), beginning "I hereby declare that I have a prescriptive right to lie here and dream these dreams" until "For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts. -- And with this -- I awake". By his selection here Mann emphasized the centrality of these passages, and he later would point to this chapter "Snow" as the containing heart of what his novel concerned, writing "Perhaps you will read the book again....And perhaps you will find out what the Grail is: the knowledge and the wisdom, the consecration, the highest reward, for which ... the book itself is seeking. You will find it in the chapter called 'Snow,' where Hans Castorp, lost on the perilous heights, dreams his dream of humanity...." "The Making of The Magic Mountain," in "The Atlantic," January 1953. Mann gave his own manuscripts, and (with Einstein, Werfel, Lotte Lehmann, Elizabeth Bergman, and Emil Ludwig), signed an appeal for other manuscript donations at bond rallies in 1943-1945. Original manuscripts donated by the authors (including this one) were awarded as premiums to the largest purchasers of bonds. See "List of Manuscripts Awarded by the Book and Author War Bond Committee 1943-1946" (Jamaica, N.Y.: Book and Author War Bond Committee / Queens Borough Public Library, 1946) where our manuscript is mentioned.

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      Firenze, Vallecchi, 1953, 8vo br. originale, pp. 281. 1a edizione; manca la sovr.

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        El mundo del Objeto. Ilustrado con 45 figuras seleccionadas por el autor.

      Producciones editoriales del Nordeste [Filograf, R. Giralt Miracle],, Barcelona, 1953 - Edición original de este pequeño libro, muy raro en comercio. "Intuir a comienzos de los años cincuenta que el mundo del objeto constituiría una de las preocupaciones fundamentales de los artistas de la segunda mitad del siglo, constituye una de las aportaciones esenciales de la presente obra. Matizar y precisar que el surrealismo fue el movimiento que otorgó autonomía al objeto y establecer la importancia de esta tendencia como auténtica precursora de corrientes de vanguardia mucho más recientes, es otro de los factores que permiten considerar El mundo del objeto, a la luz del surrealismo como una obra premonitoria". (Lourdes Cirlot, prólogo a la reedición de esta obra en 1986). Retrato del autor con su firma facsímil, 93 páginas, 1 hoja. Encuadernación editorial en cartoné color amarillo impreso. Ejemplar que conserva el lomo impreso aunque ligeramente abierto en la parte superior pero sin perdida. Raro en unas condiciones tan optimas como este ejemplar se encuentra. Sello de ex libris de antiguo poseedor. 17,5x12,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mercedes-Benz (Adenauer) Typ 300 S. Ersatzteilliste. Ausgabe A. Stand Juni 1953.

      Stuttgart, Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft, 1953 - 8°, XXIII, 231 Seiten mit sehr zahlr. Abbildungen, farbig illustr. Okart. - sehr guter Zustand - 1953. c72702 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 390 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1953 First James Bond Book. No inscriptions, no browning, light foxing to endpapers only. Otherwise completely unmarked throughout. Page block square and tight. Clean edges, bottom edge untrimmed, covers VG+ in original VG first state dust jacket. Not price clipped. Further images and information on request.

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      London: Macmillan and Co., LTD, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Two volumes numbered 171 and 172, large octavo (10" x 7"), beige cloth, black lettering on spine; volume 171, January 3, 1953 to June 27, 1953, serial numbers 4340-4365. Volume 172, July 4, 1953 to December 26, 1953, serial numbers 4366-4391(Nature is a weekly journal of science). Contained herein are Watson and Crick's first announcement of the double helix configuration of the DNA molecule: "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids," In volume 171, April 25, 1953, pages 737-738. In one of the greatest understatements in the history of biological science, Watson and Crick write: "It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material." FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DISCOVERY OF DNA, THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF ALL LIFE: THE MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND PERHAPS THE GREATEST SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY OF ALL TIME. Also contained herein are several other related papers of considerable importance. [TOGETHER WITH] Wilkins, M. H. F., Stokes, A. R. and Wilson, H. R. "Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids" volume 171, April 25, 1953, pages 738-774. [TOGETHER WITH] Franklin, Rosalind E. and Gosling, G. R. G. "Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate" volume 171, April 25, 1953, pages 740-741. [TOGETHER WITH] Watson, James D. and Crick, Francis Harry Compton, "Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid" volume 171, May 30, 1953, pages 964-967. [TOGETHER WITH] Franklin, Rosalind E. and Gosling, G. R. G. "Evidence for 2-chain Helix in Crystalline Structure of Sodium Deoxyribonucleate" volume 172, July 25, 1953, pages 156-157. [TOGETHER WITH] Wilkins, M. H. F., Seeds, W. E., Stokes, A. R. and Wilson, H. R., "Helical Structure of Crystalline Deoxypentose Nucleic Acid" volume 172, October 24, 1953, pages 759-762. Watson, Crick and Wilkins received the Nobel Prize for Physiology, or Medicine, in 1962; Rosalind Franklin would have, no doubt, been included, but for her early death in 1958. James Dewey Watson (1928-) studied at the University of Chicago and received his Ph.D. in 1950 at the University of Indiana. He studied in Copenhagen for a year, then returned to the California Institute of Technology, before joining the faculty of Harvard University in 1955. Francis Harry Crick (1916-2004) attended University College London and took his Ph.D. from Cambridge. Although a physicist, he turned to biochemistry and molecular biology to research genetic data, specifically to determine the structure of DNA. Garrison-Morton Medical Bibliography (1993) 256.3. A very handsome, near fine copy; Oxford bookplate on FEP and front pastedown and small Oxford stamp on title page; no other markings therein.

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        Nine Stories

      Boston (1953): Little, Brown and Company. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo, 302 pages; original black cloth, spine lettering gilt. Dust jacket is price-clipped; red on spine is fading; light wear at extremities.

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