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        Lucky Jim

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth shows small white stain to cover, fading at spine and top edge of rear board. Spine lettering dulled. Light lean to spine. Foxing to pages, mostly at prelims, terminals and edge of page block. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Photo Album]: British Soldiers in Korea and Environs

      Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malta, Aden 1953 - Large oblong octavo. String-tied red leather-grained cloth over boards. 84 gelatin silver snapshot images (and one commercial image) mounted from one to six to a page, rectos only, mostly captioned. Each page with glassine tissue guard. Images range mostly between 2" x 2.5" and 3" x 4.5". The photos are mostly fine, modest wear to the binding, but sound and very good. The captioned images indicate a sea voyage that commences on *H.M.S. Dilward* in March, 1953, through the Suez Canal. Arriving in Korea at "Area 3," about 22 images follow showing British soldiers in camp, with the dining tent, preparing tea, the parade ground, a batman at work, three of weapons cleaning by both British or Korean Troops, a couple of group portraits of 1st Platoon, A Company (laid in is a sheet of paper where someone has made a contemporary list of the names of the soldiers in the Platoon), along with shirtless and identified images of a few soldiers, the Korean Cook, a Korean named "Scochie," referred to as "A Katcom," and the R.M. Band as they leave Kure on *H.M.T. Asturias* in August, 1953 (shortly after the ceasefire on July 27th). The journey continues to Hong Kong (with a partially obscured image of a "Drunken Ex-POW" being restrained on a gangplank; the next stop is Singapore with images of the city (and four of the Raffles Hotel); the rest are uncaptioned and seem to indicate a journey back to the Middle East with shipboard images, beach scenes, and three of a boxing match. A pleasing albeit brief representation of the British experience in the last few months of the Korean Conflict, and in our experience not often seen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Computing Machinery Field, vol 2 no. 1 January, 1953; WITH, Computers and Automation (The Computing Machinery Field)

      Edmund C Berkeley and Associates, NY NY 1953; 45 pages and 37 pages, articles, advertisements etc. Very Good overall. Original paper wraps with table of contents on front covers. TWO complete issues, Volume 2, no. 1 and Volume 2, no. 2, the original title of the magazine being The Computing Machinery Field, and the first subsequent issue with the new name, Computers and Automation. Light thumbing and toned along spine, small ink name at upper righthand corner of March 1953 issue, with thumbsized light stain at upper righthand corner. Staples tight, pages clean and unmarkedThe first publication to address the emerging fields of computing machinery. Berkeley contributed many of the articles, including those under his pseudonyms such as Neil D. MacDonald; but other authors and articles include A S Householder -- Brains, electronic and otherwise; Automatic Computers on Election Night (Murphy and Berkeley); Gypsy, Model VI, Claude Shannon, Nimwit and the Mouse (George A W Boehm); Water and Computers (Henry M Paynter, Jr. and Neil Macdonald); The Concept of Automation (Berkeley); The ERA 1103 Automatic Computer (Macdonald and Berkeley)Includes Roster of Organizations supplement, and a Who's Who in Programming. Advertisers include Eckert-Mauchly Division, Univac; Berkeley's small robots; Electronic Associates digital-to-analog converter; Engineering Research Associates, equipment and company; Monroe Calculating Machine Co, Monrobot Computer; George A Philbrick Researches, Inc, Philbrick Analog General-purpose computer and components; Remington Rand, Inc, Univac Computer, other equipment and company; plus others. Origins of Cyberspace no. 469

      [Bookseller: Tiber Books]
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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., 1953. - 30 x 24 cm. Montiert auf Kartonage. Gruppenphotographie. Mit e. Widmung Coppis „A Cesare ?". Photographie mit Aufdruck "25 Aprile Al Velodrome Vigorelli Un Incontro Memorabile per Il "G.P. Super Gevifil Makò".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES" COMPLETE 81-VOLUME SET: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953

      New York, Chicago, Toronto: Frank A. Munsey Company / Red Star / All-Fiction Field, Inc. / Popular Publications, Inc. 1st Editions 1939-1953 - ----------81 pulp magazines, standard pulp size (4 1951 issues were a somewhat smaller 8 by 6 inch size). Many 1948-1952 issues are Canadian printings which have the same contents, covers and dates as their US counterparts, but are a little taller, and differ in the copyright information and back cover advertisements (Canadian breweries). The COMPLETE 81-issue run of this fantasy / science fiction / horror pulp magazine, September-October 1939 through June 1953. The first few issues contained mostly shorter fantasy works, reprinted from the Munsey chain of pulp magazines. Within a few months, each issue contained a complete fantasy novel either from the old pulp magazines or from out-of-print hardcover books. Many issues contained shorter works in addition to the novels, some being original works, others being reprints. The first 5 issues had text-only covers, but from then on featured marvellous covers from Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Lawrence and others. The condition of the magazines ranges from good to almost as new, with many of the earlier issues (1939-1944) being especially nice and likely unread. Some, but by no means all, of the writers included are: A. Merritt, Ray Cummings, Austin Hall, Homer Eon Flint, Ralph Milne Farley, J. George Frederick, Philip M. Fisher, Douglas Newton, George Allan England, Will McMorrow, Francis Stevens, J.U. Giesy, H.P. Lovecraft, John Hawkins, John Taine, Robert W. Chambers, J. Leslie Mitchell, William Hope Hodgson, G.K. Chesterton, Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, Richard Tooker, Lord Dunsany, Cutcliffe Hyne, Wayland Smith, Henry Kuttner, Edwin Lester Arnold, J.S. Bradford, H. Rider Haggard, Claude Ferrere, S. Fowler Wright, Algernon Blackwood, Jessie Kerruish, Arthur Machen, Herbert Best, Bram Stoker, Clemence Dane, H.G. Wells, Francis Sibson, E.F. Benson, Jack London, Edward Shanks, Andrew Marvell, George Whitley, Murray Leinster, E. Charles Vivian, Cyril Hume, Warwick Deeping, C.S. Forester, Augusta Groner, Theodora Du Bois, C.T. Stoneham, J.J. Connington, Inez Haynes Gillmore, Edison Marshall, Elmer Brown Mason, M.P. Shiel, Gilbert Collins, John Beynon, Curt Siodmak, Arthur Stringer, Sax Rohmer, Arthur J. Rees, Thomas Calvert McClary, Talbot Mundy, Austin J. Small, Jack Mann, Franklin Gregory, T.S. Stribling, Robert E. Howard, Franz Kafka, Ayn Rand. Perhaps an opportunity for a collector to obtain all issues of a major fantasy pulp magazine at one time and with one shipping charge. The shipping charge for this heavy set will be no more than the actual postage required. Contact the bookseller if condition, contents or cover scans are required for any individual volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John McCormick]
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        Fêtes Galantes.

      - P. Le Livre de Qualité 1953. In-8° en ff, sous chemise et étui décoré de l'éditeur. 57 compositions en couleurs de Paul-Emile BECAT. Tirage limité à 2700 exemplaires, un des 300 sur chiffon de Lana avec une suite en noir.

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        Thailand and Angkor Wat in the 1950s. [our title]

      Hardcover. Near Fine. 104 photos neatly mounted (two to four on a page) in corner tabs on both sides of the album leaves. Photos uniform in size (approximately 11 x 7.5cm.). Almost all are high quality photos with very good detail. No captions. Oblong red album (33 x 24cm.). Album neatly glued down on back cover in an oblong lacquer box featuring two golden goggle-eyed goldfish and some aquatic plants on the front cover. The box is in excellent condition with only a couple of minor chips. The album appears to start in Bangkok. Among the early photos are a couple of exterior river views of the two story river-facing facade of The Oriental Hotel followed by four photos that are probably interior shots taken in that hotel. These are followed by sixteen water view photos of other Thai buildings, boats and people. The next 19 photos are land based photos of temples, a celebration (the three blurriest photos in the album), and a boxing match. The next seven photos appear to have been taken at a snake farm (cobras, banded kraits, etc.). Next are four country scenes and then a photo of a small tour bus ("Tourisme Vergoz"); "Siem Reap Nov. 24-28, 1953" inked on back of that photo. The next 41 photos are of Angkor Wat which is located only a few miles from Siem Reap. The final three photos may have been taken in Saigon -- one of them is of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in that city.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        City That Never Sleeps (Original Film Pressbook)

      Sherman Oaks, CA: Republic Pictures, 1953. Original pressbook for the 1953 film noir. Screenplay by noted screenwriter Steve Fisher. One sheet folded once as issued, 11 x 17 inches. Near Fine, with a faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, p. 84. Lyons, pp. 3, 46, 146, 176, 187. Martin 121. Selby (1984) 70; Silver, p. 71. Spicer, p. 407.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Hold that Lion

      New York: PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1953. First edition, one of 100 copies. Printed at the Cornwall Press. Illustrated, Color frontispiece photograph, the rest in black and white. 124 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown leatherette. Fine. First edition, one of 100 copies. Printed at the Cornwall Press. Illustrated, Color frontispiece photograph, the rest in black and white. 124 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Very Rare.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Set of Four Mark Harris "Baseball Novels" (as told by Henry Wiggen) encased in 1/4 morocco clam shells with baseball motif: The Southpaw; Bang the Drum Slowly;Ticket for a Seamstitch; It Looked Like Forever

      - The Southpaw (Bobbs-Merrill 1953) - Book is clean and tight with very slightly faded boards; dj is fully intact, clean and bright with a very small amount of edge wear, with one rub and one crease to the front panel; otherwise a very attractive specimen. Bang the Drum Slowly (Alfred A. Knopf 1956) - Book is clean and tight with very minor sun-fading to the spine; dj is virtually in new condition, with the exception of a small erasure mark on the back panel. A beautiful copy. A Ticket for a Seamstitch (Alfred A. Knopf 1956) - Book and dj and exceptional condition, bright turquoise and yellow boards with yellow dj exhibiting no sun fading. It Looked Like Forever (McGraw-Hill 1979) - Pristine condition - The last in the Henry Wiggen series. The clam shell cases are in immaculate condition and a beautiful compliment to this unique series of baseball novels. More pictures and details will be provided upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Greensprings Books]
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        Revolt in 2100

      US: Shasta. New York, Shasta, 1953. Hardback first edition and first impression. Near fine with a little wear to the spine tips, some toning to the spine. Book spine a little rubbed. Signed by the author without inscription, presumably one of the subscriber's copies on a tipped in page. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1953.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Indio do Brasil

      Ministerio da Agricultura 1953 - Rondon was by anyone's standards a quite remarkable man. An army officer he oversaw the development of the telegraph system in Brazil. He was an explorer who found both new rivers and new peoples. He was a practical anthropologist, taking the indigenous people into partnership (and his predecessors had frequently been killed by them). He named a river and went on an expedition with President Teddy Roosevelt to explore it. There is a region named after him and the first Brazilian National Pazrk was created by him. Sub title -Cabeceiras do Rio Xingu, Rios Araguaia e Oiapoque. This is volume 2 of a three volume set published in the middle fifties by the Ministerio da Agricultura in Rio de Janeiro. It is a large book with a very large number of sepia photographs. There is marked tanning of all the pages. No DJ. Binding good. The text is exclusively in Portuguese This set is very rare - and expensive - and even the individual volumes are sought after [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oxfam Books & Music - Totnes - F3221]
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        Foundation; Foundation and Empire; Second Foundation

      New York: Gnome Press, 1951-1953 - First Editions; a very attractive set: Foundation is in CurreyÕs first issue binding, and aside from a bookplate is a fine copy in a dust jacket with very light wear. Foundation and Empire is in CurreyÕs first issue binding; first issue (or printing); very lightly rubbed; fine in a first state dust jacket. Second Foundation is in CurreyÕs first binding; fine in dust jacket; inscribed by the author. Evident on each dust jacket are very faint latitudinal blue lines that have bled through to the surface, just barely visible on the white areas of the jackets. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Tableau bon levain à vous de cuire la pâte L'Art brut de Jean Dubuffet.

      Paris, Drouin (1953). - 4°. 102 S., 2 Bll. Mit 91 Abb. auf Tafeln, davon 8 lose montierte in Farbe. Orig.-Brosch. mit leicht lädiertem OU. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Dubuffet an die Basler Galeristin Trudl Bruckner. - Eines von 1000 Ex. (Nr. 504) (Ges.aufl. 2050 Ex.). Lang fr

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        The Collected Works.

      New Jersey, Rutgers University Press,, 1953. 9 volumes, octavo. Recent half brown morocco, one red, one green label, titles and decoration to spines gilt, brown cloth boards, top edges gilt. A fine set. This 1950s set is one of the best collected editions for editorial detail and notes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Up-to-Date Confectionery Third edition, revised and enlarged

      Maclaren & Sons, 1953. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Photographing the Photographer (2 Vintage Contact Sheets with Bunny Yeager)


      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Familiy 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 - 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]. Sprache: Englisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liber Antiqua]
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        The Catalans / Patrick O'Brian

      NY, Harcourt, Brace [1953]. 250 p.; 21 cm. First edition of O'Brian's second novel (precedes the first English edition, entitled "Frozen Flame"). A dark story of love and betrayal set against the brilliant colors of the Catalan country in southern France, whrer O'Brian himself lived in his later years. This copy does not have remainder holes but does have an owner signature. Very good in dust jacket (with photo of author) also very good except for two small chips. StockOB947.

      [Bookseller: Compass Rose Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Overloaded Ark

      Faber and Faber & The Book Society. Hardcover. Boards have little wear with light rubbing to edges. Content clean and sharp with light foxing to endpapers. DJ has light toning and soiling and little tears to edges. Flat signed by author. . Good. 1953. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953., 1953. First Impression, First Issue. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, in pictorial jacket designed by the author, showing correct price 10/6 to both flaps. The book is near fine, with minor wear to cornes and spine tips. Jacket is used but presentable, with a few small nicks and some creased tears - primarily to rear joint and front fold; some small strips of stabilizing tape to verso prevent these tears from progressing. The jacket is otherwise free from paper restoration/infilling, washing or re-colour. Generally bright and clean. A serviceable copy of the milestone first Bond novel, housed in a custom-made case. Gilbert A1a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Nine Stories

      Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1953 First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt; in the original red and blue dust jacket designed by Miriam Woods, lettered in white and black. About near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, minor rubbing to the spine, else bright and clean; unclipped dust jacket, with some faint toning to the spine, some minor chips to the spine ends, some light rubbing and a few nicks to the extremities, short loss to the top right edge of the front panel, crease and a short closed tear to the bottom edge of the front panel, otherwise fresh panels. A very good copy without the usual fading to the jacket. Nine Stories is a collection of short fiction that includes "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut," "Just Before the War with the Eskimos," "The Laughing Man," "Down the Dinghy," "For Esmé - with Love and Squalor," "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes," "De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period," and "Teddy." Although many of the stories feature the various members of Salinger's fictional Glass family, Nine Stories is perhaps best-known for "For Esmé," a story set during and in the immediate aftermath of World War II. In contrast to the United States' increasing romantic memory of WWII, Salinger the negative affects war has on civilian life even after armistice with this story of withdrawn, orphaned children and a soldier suffering with disillusionment and post-traumatic stress disorder.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Maigret et l'homme du banc.

      First edition. Paris, Presses de la Cité 1953. 221, (3) pp. Contemporary half cloth, very good.. A limited edition of 100 copies "sur papier pur fil de Lana", this is no. 2

      [Bookseller: Rönnells Antikvariat AB]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Octavo, red boards, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. First edition. The hardbound trade issue. (Currey binding D [no priority]). Slip of paper signed and dated by Ray Bradbury laid in. Filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. "In a totalitarian state, books are burned and private thought or action is criminal." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-153. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with small chips at top of spine. Previous owner's name on front free end papper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Front grill concept design

      1953. Watercolour and pastel on composition board. Signed, "Arbib '53" A striking frontal encounter with an innovative grill design This full-on, confrontational drawing of a new front grill by RIchard Arbib embodies the thrill of innovation that played such a large part of car design in the 1950's. During this rather euphoric period, cars became more open, colourful and "modernistic": curvilinear and sleek. In Arbib's picture, we come right up against a shield-like center piece that branches out to either side in a no nonsense, two level bumper and that threatens to knock us down, despite the genial, middle-aged driver. Elements of this front configuration appeared in many incarnations in subsequent years. Richard Arbib was a tireless industrial designer whose work ranged from watches to yachts, and included many lasting automotive innovations. Born in Gloversville, New York of Egyptian parentage, he attended Pratt. He worked on GM's exhibition at the 1939 World's Fair, and then various automotive, industrial and military designers (during the war) until he set up his own firm in New York in 1949. His work during the 1950's was especially important to the future as many of his dynamic and "space-age" designs were incorporated into production models of the late 50's, 60's and 70's. He also supplied illustrations to science fiction magazines and novels. Scharf, Richard H. Arbib 1917-1995 Visionary American Designer . 2006.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      N.p.: S.i., [1953]. Original artwork by Frank Upwall, rendered in oil on paper. Single sheet measuring 24" x 36.75", dry-mounted to artboard to an overall size of 27" x 40"; signed by artist at lower center. Not framed. Possible faint surface scratch in sky near upper left edge, else Fine. Stunning cover painting for Charles Willeford's 'Pick-Up,' his second book, issued as a paperback original by Beacon in 1955. A nihilistic, early novel, following "the pilgrimage of two lost and self-destructive lovers through the depths of San Francisco, from cheap bars and roominghouses to psychiatric clinics and police stations" (Polito, Robert (ed.) Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950's. Library of America). Though the image at the far right of the painting is the most recognizable, the artwork first saw publication as the wrap-around cover art for George Weller's 'Highway Episode' (Royal Giant #21, 1953). Upwall's painting ranks among the earliest original artwork for a Willeford novel we have seen or handled.

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        Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (First Edition, inscribed to Allen De Loach)

      New York: Ace Books, 1953. First Edition. No. D-15. First Edition, a paperback original. INSCRIBED by Burroughs, once on the title page of "Junkie": "For Allen De Loach / With friendship and all best wishes / William Lee Burroughs / April 27, 1974"; and once on the title page of Maurice Helbrant's "Narcotic Agent," printed dos-a-dos with "Junkie": "For Allen De Loach / William S. Burroughs." Burroughs' first book, inscribed to a close friend and important supporter. Allen De Loach edited the mimeo journal "Intrepid" out of Buffalo, New York. Like "Floating Bear," "Intrepid" was a mailing-list-distributed mimeo. Its issue 14/15 was dedicated entirely to the work of Burroughs and was the first serious and comprehensive examination of Burroughs' post-"Naked Lunch" work. De Loach often hosted Burroughs both at his home and for readings and events at SUNY Buffalo, where he also taught. Their friendship continued until Burroughs' death. De Loach also published most of the Beats under his Intrepid Press imprint, including books from Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Ray Bremser, and Burroughs himself. Burroughs, under his William Lee pseudonym, also edited **Buffalo Cold Spring Precinct 23 Bulletin** (Buffalo NY: Intrepid Press 1971). A warm and significant association. Very good in original pictorial wrappers. Some mild, inoffensive creasing and rubbing to the wrapper. Pages mildly toned. Else clean and sound. [Maynard and Miles A1].

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        Naked Hollywood

      Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York 1953 - This is a very rare copy, Inscribed by Weegee and Mel Harris who wrote the forward ." To Irv, Mel & Weegee". This book is in a good (+) condition; small bumps to the corners and minor rubbing. Other than it is clean and tight. No DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Nobel Physics Laureate Enrico Fermi thanks Harvard physicist Prof. Philippe Le Corbeiller for letting him ?use your office during my visit to Harvard? as a guest lecturer ? Fermi ?enjoyed particularly reading some of the interesting books that you have collected? ? present is Le Corbeiller?s copy of Max Born?s ?Atomic Physics? ? undoubtedly one of those books

      [Cambridge MA], [December 1953]. 5" x 3". "Autograph Letter Signed ?E. Fermi? in English, in pencil, one page, 5? x 3?. [Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 1953]. To Philippe Le Corbeiller. Date in Le Corbeiller?s hand. Tipped to page 196 of Le Corbeiller?s copy of the book ?Atomic Physics? by Max Born, the first page of Chapter VII Quantum Statistics. Letter is in fine condition.In full, ?Dear Professor Le Corbeiller: Thank you very much for allowing me to use your office during my visit to Harvard. I enjoyed particularly reading some of the interesting books that you have collected. Sincerely Yours, E. Fermi.?.Professor Enrico Fermi was the first Morris Loeb ?Short Term? Lecturer at Harvard University in the 1953 Fall Term. Established that year by the Department of Physics under the terms of a bequest of Morris Loeb, Harvard 1883, Fermi delivered a series of four lectures dealing with a research topic of his choice. It was at this time that Fermi used Le Corbeiller?s ?office during my visit to Harvard.? This copy of Max Born?s ?Atomic Physics? was undoubtedly one ?of the interesting books? collected by Le Corbeiller that he ?enjoyed particularly reading...?Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics ?for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons.? In 1923, 22-year-old Fermi was awarded a scholarship from the Italian government and spent several months with Prof. Max Born in Gottingen, Germany.Max Born (1882-1970) was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics ?for his fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially for his statistical interpretation of the wavefunction.?Rubber stamped on the half-title page indicating ownership is ?P. Le Corbeiller / Cruft Laboratory / Harvard University / Cambridge 38, Mass.? Philippe Le Corbeiller (1891-1980), French-American electrical engineer, mathematician, physicist, and educator who fled France in 1941 and taught at Harvard until 1968. There is evidence Le Corbellier frequently referred to this book. On some pages, Le Corbeiller has penciled mathematical equations, short notes, and numerous page references to other pages. There are a few photographs of scientists from magazines tipped onto pages mentioning them. The book itself has a partial split at front joint, partial splits inside and at front and back between covers and pages, slight separation between two sections within the text, all due to frequent use by Le Corbeiller. Overall, book is in good condition."

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        Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie. - Jahrgänge 1-38 (1953-1990) sowie 1 Registerband (Jahrgänge 1-25 (1953-1977)); es fehlen der 2. Halbband (Hefte 6-12) von Jahrgang 10 (1962) sowie Hefte 1-5, 7 und 10 von Jahrgang 12 (1964). Insgesamt 65 Bände und 5 Einzelhefte.

      Berlin, VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften 1953-1990. Gr. 8° (24 x 16,5 cm), 16 goldgeprägte Priv.-Halbleineneinbände; 48 goldgeprägte Priv.-Leineneinbände, 1 Pappeinband (Registerband) und 5 Orig.-Broschuren (Einzellieferungen). Mit mehreren Textabbildungen. \"Philosophische Zeitschrift aus Ostdeutschland, die Anfang der 90er Jahre komplett neugestaltet wurde. Darin veröffentlichen international prominente Philosophen, wie z.B. Jean Francois, Richard Rorty, Jürgen Habermas. Als \"offenes Diskussionsforum\" fördert die Zeitschrift heute \"den schulübergreifenden Dialog und die Kommunikation zwischen den philosophischen Kulturen\". Die internationale Ausrichtung und Pluralität bilden dabei einen wichtigen Aspekt. Jedes Heft behandelt einen thematischen Schwerpunkt ausführlicher. Darüber hinaus finden sich fachbezogene Artikel zu unterschiedlichsten philosophischen Fragen, Diskussions- und Symposienbeiträge, Literaturessays sowie ausführliche Rezensionen. Hervorzuheben ist das unregelmäßig erscheinende philosophische Archiv, in dem spezielle, für die aktuelle philosophische Debatte relevante Funde veröffentlicht werden. Die Sprache wechselt zwischen allgemein verständlich und Fachsprache. (vgl. goethe-de/ins/fr/par/bib/de6589952-htm). - \"Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie promotes the open dialog and communication between philosophers of differing schools of thought and different philosophical cultures. As a forum for the philosophical discourse, the journal owes no allegiance to particular schools or trends. Specialized essays, interviews and symposia as well as discussions, archive material and reviews round off the scope of this journal. (oldenbourg-verlag-de/akademie-verlag/deutsche-zeitschrift-philosophie/00121045). - Bände 1-4 herausgegeben von Arthur Baumgarten, Ernst Bloch, Wolfgang Harich und Karl Schröter, danach wurde die Zeitschrift von einem größeren Redaktionskollegium herausgegeben. 1953- bis 1954 erschienen pro Jg. 4 Hefte (hier gebunden in 1 Band), 1955 bis 1959 erschienen pro Jg. 6 Hefte (hier gebunden in 1 Band), ab 1960 erschienen 12 Hefte in 2 Halbbänden (hier gebunden in 2 Bänden; nur die Jahrgänge 1988 und 1989 mit 12 Heften in einem Band gebunden). - Bände bis 1965 in Halbleinen, spätere in Leinen. Bände 1- 27 mit Schutzfolie kaschiert. - Bibliotheksexemplare (ex-library copies) mit Rückensignaturen, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Schnitten und wenigen Seiten. 10 Bände mit angerissener Folie, 7 Bände mit Lichtkante, 12 Bände mit ganz vereinzelten Bleistiftanstreichungen. 3 Bände mit 3-7 geringfügigen Anstreichungen in Kugelschreiber. 5 Bände mit Aufklebern auf dem Titelblatt. Circa 6 Seiten geringfügig angerissen. Band 11.2 mit 2 losen und leicht randrissigen Blättern. Heft 6 etwas wasserfleckig, Heft 12 mit wenigen Eckknicken. Einband des Registerbands leicht berieben und fleckig. Papierqualität etwas unterschiedlich, einige Hefte etwas gebräunt. Sonst insgesamt guter, sauberer Zustand. - Photo zeigt nur kleinen Auszug der Bände. Versand D: 11,00 EUR Zeitschriften, periodicals Periodika, Zeitungen,Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie. - Jahrgänge 1-38 (1953-1990) und 1 Registerband (1.-25. Jahrgang, 1953-1977); außer der 2. Halbband (Hefte 6-12) von Jahrgang 10 (1962) sowie Hefte 1-5, 7 und 10 von Jahrgang 12 (1964). Insgesamt 65 Bände und 5 Einzelhefte. Berlin, VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften 1953-1990.

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        Sermo Domini in Monte. Il Sermone del Monte

      Verona: Editiones Officinae Bodoni, , 1953. Ottimo (Fine). Il testo della prima delle cinque sezioni in cui l'apostolo evangelista Matteo Levi dispose gli insegnamenti di Gesù, ovvero ''Il sermone del monte'', corrispondente alle parti V, VI e VII del suo vangelo, nel testo latino e nella traduzione italiana di monsignor Antonio Martini risalente al 1769. 4to. pp. 34. Ottimo (Fine). Edizione originale di 100 es. numerati.

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        Player Piano

      Macmillan & Co, London 1953 - Hardcover. First British edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Offsetting to the endpapers and foxing to the top edges. Dust jacket is price clipped and has some toning and soiling to the rear panel. Wear at the head and foot of the jacket spine. This British edition of Vonnegut's first book is thought to be the scarcest of all his trade editions. Rear flap of the jacket has been stamped "Macmillan's Overseas Library" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph signed

      1953 - ARMSTRONG, Louis. Publicity photograph, signed. New York, Chicago, Hollywood: Associated Booking Corp. (Joe Glaser), circa 1953. Original 8 by 10 glossy brown-tone photograph. $1800.Vintage Joe Glaser publicity photo of Louis Armstrong grinningly posed before his trophy mantle, boldly signed on the verso by Armstrong and two of the All-Stars, scat-singer Velma Middleton, and jazz pianist Billy Kyle.In 1932, Satchmo hired Joe Glaser, an old friend, as his manager. In response to a decline in concert bookings and record sales in the 1940s, Glaser reacted by forming “Louis Armstrong and the All-Stars,” a jazz sextet. In this new format, Armstrong made a comeback in 1947 with his infamous Town Hall concerts and appearance at Carnegie Hall. This handsome photograph produced by Glaser is signed by Armstrong and two of his great All-Stars, Velma Middleton and Billy Kyle (who joined in 1953). Two small patches of surface loss to top margin (just touching image). Near-fine condition, signed. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Essays in Positive Economics

      University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1953 - First printing. 328 pp., charts, index, octavo format, blue cloth with gilt titles. This copy bears the ownership signature of a well-known Economics scholar, author and professor, dated June 1954, whose collection we acquired. Nearly Fine copy with no significant flaws. Tight binding, bright cloth and titles, fresh contents with no marks, tears or creasing. Just slight wear and minor bumping to tips of covers. Scarce and important book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Supravital Staining of Mitochondria with Phenosafranin Dyes

      Biochemica et Biophysica Acta Vol. 11 (1953) 480-486 - Biochemica et Biophysica Acta Vol. 11 (1953) 480-486Offprint. Self-wrappers as issued. First separate edition. Rare Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Kyoto 1953-56, Kyoto Univ.Buff cloth, folio, vols.:1 pt; 2t;. 3t, 5pt; 10t; 11 t, 12pt, 13-14pt, 15 pt, 16 supplement and. index, [p=plates vol.; t=text volumes above abbreviated,each. very good, 29 x 38 cm. vols. 5, 12, 15 in original slipcases. A MOST MAGNIFICIENT LARGE FOLIO SET OF THE BUDDHIST CAVES The full set consists of some 15 folio volumes uniformly bound in buff cloth, the co-author was Toshio Nagahiro. The set contains 1500+ collotype plates, 200 drawings, rubbings, maps & 2500 pages of text in both English & Japanese. * Published by the prestigious Jimbunkagaku Kenkyusho at Kyoto University. This marvelous permanent record of China's colossal sand-stone Buddhist monuments. Covers the oldest & largest Buddhist shrine in Northern China in which an incredible wealth of art is preserved in stone. Carved some fifteen centuries ago, the tens of thousands of images in these caves have provided the basic material for study of Buddhist art, Chinese art, sculpture & archaeology, especially the history of stone sculpture which is valued as the highest artistic form in the Far East. * OUR INCOMPLETE SET CONTAINS 11 PARTS BOUND IN 15 VOLUMES: . LACKS VOLUMES 4, 6, 7, 8, 9. What we have is: vol. 1 caves 1-4. plates vol. 2 cave 5. text vol. 3 cave 6. text vol. 4 [!! missing !!] vol. 5 cave 8. 2 parts: plates & text vol. 6 [!! missing !!] vol. 7 [!! missing !!] vol. 8 [!! missing !!] vol. 9 [!! missing !!]] vol.10 cave 13. text vol.11 caves 14-16 text vol.12 caves 17-18 2 parts plates & text vol.13 plates vol.13+14 bound together in one vol; . vol..13 plates; & vol.14 texts vol.15 Western End Caves [2 parts] plates & texts vol.16 supplement & index * Full text in English & Japanese renders this a most valuable reference tool for scholars & students alike. Loaded with fine plates, many in color, large folding panoramic views, pocket maps, drawings, sketches, charts & profusely illustrated with other collotype photos. Issued serially from 1953-1956, this set is seldom found complete, any and all volumes are valuable research resources. * PUBLISHER'S COMPLIMENTARY COPY: The first volume has "With the Compliments of the Research Institute for Humanistic Studies, Kyoto University" sheet tipped inside the front covers. *** This is an exceptionally large and heavy item, additional extra postage, packing charges apply . We can only accept direct orders. Please order from Shipping will be by Federal Express only. Payment by direct wire to us only. *** Q U I T E R A R E ! * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        [Photo Album]: British Soldiers in Korea and Environs

      Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malta, Aden. 1953. Large oblong octavo. String-tied red leather-grained cloth over boards. 84 gelatin silver snapshot images (and one commercial image) mounted from one to six to a page, rectos only, mostly captioned. Each page with glassine tissue guard. Images range mostly between 2" x 2.5" and 3" x 4.5". The photos are mostly fine, modest wear to the binding, but sound and very good. The captioned images indicate a sea voyage that commences on H.M.S. Dilward in March, 1953, through the Suez Canal. Arriving in Korea at "Area 3," about 22 images follow showing British soldiers in camp, with the dining tent, preparing tea, the parade ground, a batman at work, three of weapons cleaning by both British or Korean Troops, a couple of group portraits of 1st Platoon, A Company (laid in is a sheet of paper where someone has made a contemporary list of the names of the soldiers in the Platoon), along with shirtless and identified images of a few soldiers, the Korean Cook, a Korean named "Scochie," referred to as "A Katcom," and the R.M. Band as they leave Kure on H.M.T. Asturias in August, 1953 (shortly after the ceasefire on July 27th). The journey continues to Hong Kong (with a partially obscured image of a "Drunken Ex-POW" being restrained on a gangplank; the next stop is Singapore with images of the city (and four of the Raffles Hotel); the rest are uncaptioned and seem to indicate a journey back to the Middle East with shipboard images, beach scenes, and three of a boxing match. A pleasing albeit brief representation of the British experience in the last few months of the Korean Conflict, and in our experience not often seen. .

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        Documentos para la historia de Mejico

      Juan R. Navarro 1953 - This is for volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The text is in Spanish. They have some library markings and have rubbed, scuffed edges. Some of the pages are rippled and have stains in the margins. They appear to have been rebound sometime in the past. Good condition with no dust jackets. Documents for the history of Mexico: Letters, news, and correspondance from colonial Mexico to Spain. Following is a Google translation of what I believe are the contents of the first four volumes: 1. Title of Ser., Vol. 7-4. Being .: Documents for the history of Mexico. Imprint varies; 1. Ser., Vol. 7: Mexico, Antigua Imp. Voice of Religion; 2. Ser., Vol. 1-4: Print. F. Escalante and comp .; t. 5: Print. I. Completed; 3.-4. Being .: Print. V. Garcia Torres. 2. Ser., Vol. 5. not more published after p. 228. 3. Be. complete in one volume; suppl. have title: Documents for the history of ancient Mexico. Volume III. 3.-4. Ser. edited by F. Garcia Figueroa. Description: 21 volumes in 19; 20-32 cm Contents: [1. Being.] t. 1. Journal of notable events, written by attorney Gregory D. Martin Guijo, and covers the years 1648 to 1664. t. 2-3. Journal of remarkable events, written by Mr. Antonio de Robles and covers the years 1665 to 1703 t. 4-6. Daily events notables, written by José Manuel Castro of Santa Anna, and covers the years from 1752 to [1758]. [T. 7] Journal of Mexico curious of Joseph Gomez, cable Beefeaters [1776-1798] It is published what it wanted in the first issues of the Mexican Museum of the Year 1843, the first volume - 2. Being. t. 1. Relationship affidavit given 1691 by Fray Diego Truxillo, provincial minister, the Hon. Mr. Viceroy Count de Galve, order yours, under royal orders. Copies of four letters of Father Juan Maria de Salvatierra of the Society of Jesus. Report on the prisons of Nueva Vizcaya. Journal and the path that siguióe M.R.P. Fr. Francisco Garces made the trip from October 1775 to September 17, 1776, the Colorado River to recognize the nations that live on its banks, and the towns of Moqui of New Mexico. Daily and derretero of RR. PP. Fr. Francisco Atanasio [sic] Dominguez, and Fr. Silvestre Velez de Escalante, to find the way from the prison. (CONTINUED) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Monterey in Northern California. t. 2-3. Documents related to the turmoil of 1624, collected by Mr. Mariano Fernandez de Echeverria and Veit, knight of the order of Santiago. t. 4. Gazettes of Mexico, and news of New Spain that are printed every month [1722, 1729-1730]. t. 5. Gazettes of Mexico, and news of New Spain, which are printed each month [1730-1731] - 3. Be. t. 1. [Pt. 1] Relations of all things in New Mexico have been seen and heard . from the year 1538 until 1626, by Father Geronimo de Zarate Salmeron. Aimings on the ground that the father did Juan Amando Niel. Letter from Father Fray Silvestre Velez de Escalante written on April 2, 1778 year. Useful and curiosities and New-Mexico Cibola and other nations bordering; the ancient tradition of Copala, Cradle, not only the Mexican Indians, but generally all Indian nations that came in several times to populate the vast country of this new-world. Viago Indians and journal New Mexico, written by R. P. Fray Juan Agustin Morfi. [Pt. 2] Description geographic, natural and curious of the province of Sonora, by a friend of the service of God and King our Lord. Year 1764 State of the Province of Sonora . by a parent. (CONTINUED) missionary. Copies of the consultation makes S.M.D. Fernando Sanchez Salvador. News of the expeditions that have made the Spanish land and sea, to conquer and pacify these provinces and southern coasts subject to the government of Sonora. Ineorme [sic] father Lizasoin, over the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Sonora. Short description of Sonora. His instructions Crois. News of the current state of the missions that the government of Sonora adminstran parents of Propaganda Fide College of the Holy Cross of Queretaro. Description and news of individual missions SMEs Baja. Miss [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in red, heart device to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the illustrated dust jacket. Housed in a custom black quarter morocco solander box. Contemporary ownership inscription ("Rachel Tems, Bonn '55") to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, minute nick to head of front joint, a few small pale markings to rear board, a couple of faint splash-marks to top and fore edges. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket with a faint strip of adhesive-staining along top and bottom edges, a light scuff-mark and a short (4 mm) closed tear to head of front panel, and a few very small spots to the toned rear panel. First edition, first impression, in the first issue dust jacket without the Sunday Times review to the front flap. "According to the Cape archives, 4760 sets of sheets of the first printing were delivered, but only 4728 copies were bound up. Many of these went to public libraries and we believe that less than half of the first printing was sold to the public. The jacket is genuinely rare in fresh condition" (Biondi & Pickard, 40).

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        White Christmas (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

      Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1953. Final White script for the 1954 film. One of the great Christmas musicals, featuring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye at the peak of their fame. Filmed as something between a remake of and a follow-up to "Holiday Inn" (also made by Paramount in 1942), the action takes place mostly in Vermont at an old inn. Corny and heartwarming in the extreme, with a parade of musical numbers penned by Irving Berlin, whose song, "Count Your Many Blessings," made its debut here and was nominated for an Academy Award. White self studio wrappers, noted as FINAL WHITE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 65, dated July 7, 1953, with credits for screenwriter Krasna. Distribution page integral with the front wrapper, with receipt intact. 98 leaves, mimeograph, with blue and goldenrod revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10-15-53 and 10-21-53. Very Good bound with two gold brads. Hirschhorn, p. 344.

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        Molecular structure of nucleic acids A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid

      1953. The Double Helix The ?Three-Paper? Offprint, Signed by Five of its Authors Watson, James D. (1928- ) & Crick, Francis H. C. (1916-2004). Molecular structure of nucleic acids. A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid. With: Wilkins, Maurice (1916-2004); Stokes, A. R.; & Wilson, H. R. Molecular structure of deoxypentose nucleic acids. With: Franklin, Rosalind (1920-58) and Gosling, R. G. Molecular configuration in sodium thymonucleate. Together three papers in a single offprint from Nature 171, no. 4356 (April 25, 1953). 8vo. 13, [1]pp. 211 x 141 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Signed by Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins on the first page, by H. R. Wilson and A. R. Stokes on p. 9, and by R. G. Gosling on the last page. Very good condition. First Editions. Watson and Crick?s discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA is the most important medical and biological discovery of the twentieth century. Their paper first appeared in the scientific journal Nature, grouped, under the general title ?The molecular structure of nucleic acids,? with two other seminal papers on DNA: ?Molecular structure of deoxypentose nucleic acids,? by Maurice Wilkins, A. R. Stokes and H. R. Wilson; and Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling?s ?Molecular configuration in sodium thymonucleate,? which contains Franklin?s famous x-ray photograph of DNA. The journal publication of the three papers was followed by this ?three-paper?offprint for distribution by the various authors. In 1962, Watson, Crick and Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Because Franklin had died in 1958 she could not share in the Nobel Prize. As much as the general educated public appreciates the discovery of the double helix today, when the papers were published in 1953 they were only understood and appreciated by the few workers in the field. Thus, Rosalind Franklin was never asked to sign a copy of this offprint, and none exist with her signature. This copy is signed by all participants except Franklin and Watson. Grolier, 100 Books Famous in Medicine, 99. Judson, Eighth Day of Creation, pp. 145-56. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 200.

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