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        The Man Without Qualities

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1953-1960. Translated and with a foreword by Eithne Wilkins & Ernst Kaiser. 3 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt on brown ground. With the dust jackets. An excellent set in the bright dust jackets with a few scattered spots. First editions in English, first impressions. The first two volumes of Musil's unfinished masterpiece, known in German as Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften, were originally published in Germany in 1930 and 1933. The third volume was published privately in Switzerland in 1943 after the author's death the previous year. A very smart set in the dust jackets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Het leven van Lazarillo de Tormes en over zijn wederwaardigheden en tegenslagen.

      Utrecht De Roos 1953 - Gr.8°. 108 S. met houdsneden van Jan Bons. *Nr. 47 von 175 Expl.

      [Bookseller: van Eck Antiquariat]
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        Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition stated with D-C code, first printing. Signed by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson and dated one month after publication, inscribed to previous owner. Very Good, with sunning to top edge of boards, light rubbing to edges, and light reading wear to pages, erased name to front free end paper, in a Very Good dust jacket, moderately edge worn, lightly rubbed at the extremities, toned at the spine, and with publisher's original price of $2.75 intact. A lovely copy for the first edition, signed by Bill.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Das Märchen von Alinda der Puppe. Mit lithogr. Titel und Druckvermerk in Blau sowie lithogr. Text mit Illustrationen von G. Meistermann.

      Forum Bildkunst Verlag . -, Steinheim 1953 - Weißer Orig.-Halbleinenband. Gr.-Folio. 1 von 50 numerierten Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. - Ausgesprochen seltene graphische Arbeit von G. Meistermann. Großformatiger und sehr breitrandiger Druck auf festem, chamoisfarb. Papier (Format ca. 50 : 40 cm). - Bindung etw. lädiert, Einband gelöst. 2400 g. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst Hamburg GmbH]
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        Six Contes Fantastiques. Illustrated with 6 engravings with burin by Picasso

      Six Contes Fantastiques Paris, Flammarion, 1953. Maurice Toesca. Illustrated with 6 engravings with burin by Picasso. Loose as issued in the original printed wrappers, complete of cloth chemise and matching slipcase. One of 75 copies on Velin de Montval, from a total edition of 225 copies. Condition: Light tanning on the wrappers, Chemise and slipcase with visible scratches and wear. Inside Very Good near Fine Ref: Cramer 66. MORE PICTURES ON REQUEST

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1953. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unmarked and unblemished throughout. Page block square and tight, bottom edge untrimmed. A near fine copy with red heart motif and lettering still very much bright. Further images on request.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Meinerts Handels- und Farmenadressbuch 1953 für Südwestafrika - Trade and Farms Directory 1953 of South West Africa - Meinert se adresboek van Suidwes-Afrika.

      Windhoek, John Meinerts, 1953. - Rote Original-Leinwand, Groß-8°, 487 Seiten. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen (s. Bild). Rücken gestaucht, kleiner handschr. Besitzeinträge auf vorderem und hinteren Vorsatz, S. 39 mit kleinem Ausschnitt, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Inhalt: Part I: Trade Register, Part II: Register arranged in alphabetical order of trades and professions, Part III: Register of Farms in alphabetical order of Districts and Farms. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Kush. Journal of the Sudan Antiquities Service. Complete set, nr 01 to 15 (1953-1968)

      Sudan Antiquities Service, Khartum 1953 - Very rare complete set. 15 volumes in 4. Khartum, 1953-1968. Original green softcover, in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Assignment in Eternity (Signed)

      Fantasy Press, Reading, Ma 1953 - First Printing of the stated First Edition; first issue, original brick red cloth with gilt spine titles [ Currey binding State A]. Fine in fine dust jacket. Clean, tight binding, not read. A beautiful burnt orange cloth Limited Numbered First Edition (so stated) inscribed by the author on the limitation page: "To N.K. laird, Sincerely, R.A. Heinlein" and hand-numbered 57 of 500 Limited signed Firsts. The dust jacket is complete with the original price ($3.00). This book and dust jacket are as new with no flaws and appears as though it were printed yesterday. The gilt on the spine is fresh and complete. There probably is not a nicer copy extant. Collects "Gulf," "Elsewhen," "Lost Legacy," and "Jerry Was a Man." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      (Beijing, Yong Baocai, 1953.) 1 w. Doppelbll., 2 Dbll. Textzeichen, 60 Dbll., 1 w. Dbll.; 1 w. Dbll., 3 Dlbll. Textzeichen, 60 Dlbll., 1 w. Dbll. Gr.4to. Orig.-Blockbücher - chinesischer Bindungsart - mit goldbedruckten Orig.-Umschlägen in seidenbezogener Orig.-Mappe (Tao), diese mit 2 Beinschließen. Zum Künstler vgl. Pommeranz-Liedtke, Künstler der Gegenwart 6. - Tschi Pai-Schi (auch Chi Pai-shih oder Qi Baishi) lebte 1863-1957. Durch den Einfluß des chinesischen \"Impressionismus\" der Schule Ssjä-ji der Sung und Ming-Zeit, deren Zeichen eine freiere Pinselschrift, Sinn für den Rhytmus und Sparsamkeit wie Kühnheit der künstlerischen Mittel sind, wandte sich der Künstler weg von der peinlichen Genauigkeit hin zur Entwicklung eines eigenen Stils. Tschi Pai-Schi gehört zu den berühmtesten modernen Künstlern Chinas und ist auch im Westen frühzeitig bekannt worden. - Die Original-Holzschnitte nach Aquarellen des Meisters zeigen Pflanzen, Tiere, Personen und Landschaften in prächtigen Farben. - Innen - wie stets - etwas Durschlag der braunen und roten Farben - Das schöne Exemplar bestens erhalten. - Beigelegt: 2 kleine Ausstellungskataloge zu China-Drucken. - Tschi Pai Schi, Chi Pai Shi, Tchi Bai Schih, Ch\'i Po-shih, Chi Po - shih, Qi Baishi, Tji Bai-schi, Tji Bai Shi, U Dai Tjiie, Tschi Pai-Schi. - Jungbautschai. - Chinesische Tuschmalerei. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Brandel]
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        Lyons Tea Rooms Coronation Designs.

      Lyons Tea Rooms, 1953. - 2 large sheets, each 61 x 41 inches. A little marginal tearing but with practically no loss. Barnett Freedman had previously worked with J. Lyons and Co., overseeing the production of the fine series of Lyons Lithographs in the 1940s. He was therefore a natural choice when the tea rooms needed a set of uniform designs for their windows to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Intended to be cut up and mounted in the windows as decorative bunting and colour displays these are obviously a rare survival.

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        CAMINO REAL

      (New York):: New Directions. (1953).. First edition. Revised from the one-act play performed on Broadway, "Ten Blocks on the Camino Real." SIGNED by Williams on the first blank. A near fine copy with two faint spots under flap, in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends, light foxing on verso and flattened horizontal crease (presumably from folding). .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Jurist und Hochschullehrer.

      Masch. Brief m. eh. U., Wien 30. März 1953. - 4°. 2 1/2 SS. (Papier leicht gebräunt und etw. braunfleckig). Ausführliches Schreiben an den Volkskundler und Museumsdirketor Arthur Haberlandt (1889-1964). Bartsch berichtet über seine berufliche Bekanntschaft mit Hugo Wolf und seinen Vorschlag, die Urheberrechte von Hugo Wolf rechtlich dem Hugo-Wolf-Verein zu übertragen. Gründer des Vereins war Michael Haberlandt (1860-1940), Vater von Arthur Haberlandt. "Sehr geehrter Herr Kollege! Die Artikel zum 50. Todestag Huo Wolfs rufen in mir die Erinnerung an eine Episode wach, in der ich im Leben Wolfs eine wenn auch ganz unbedeutende Rolle spielte und bei der ich mit Ihrem Herrn Vater in berührung trat. Im Frühjahr kam ich als frisch ernannter Richter zum Bezirksgericht Wieden in Wien . Einer meiner Kuranden war Hugo Wolf . Wolf war, als ich zum Bezirksgericht kam, schon entmündigt und befand sich in der nö Landesirrenanstalt . Sein Kurator war Ihr Vater, der Obmann des Hugo-Wolf-Vereins, Prof. Haberlandt . Ihr Vater verhandelte, wie ich glaube eben mit Mahler über die Aufführung des Corregidor. Besondere Sorge bereitete das Schicksal von Wolfs Urheberrechten . Ich schlug vor, der Hugo-Wolf-Verein solle mit Wolf einen Vetrag schliessen . Im Verein sei man über das Projekt begeistert . Nun war nur noch die Frage zu klären, wer den Vertrag schliessen sollte. Ihr Vater konnte ihn nicht in doppelter Funktion als Kurator Wolfs und Obmann des Vereines mit sich selbst schliessen . Ihr Vater entschloss sich für die zweite Alternative, und legte die Kuratel nieder. Ich bestellte . Dr. Max Egger zum Kurator. Dieser war . Mitglied der Direktion der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde und spielte im Musikleben Wiens eine grosse Rolle . Wolf hatte ein grosses schönes Zimmer mit der Aussicht über den Anstaltspark auf den Stefansdom . Wolf war aber geistig schon völlig umnachtet. Als Egger ihn auf die Aussicht aufmerksam machte, erklärte er die Aussicht für gestellt, eine gemalte Dekoration. Er spielte nicht mehr Klavier, sondern tappte höchstens sinnlos auf die Tasten.". A - NEUEINGÄNGE MAI 2016

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat MEINDL & SULZMANN OG]
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        P.Ovidii Nasonis Heroides.Verona,Mardersteig. Per l'Istituto Ulrico Hoepli,Università di Mil,Ottobre

      1953 - Quindici epistole nel latino originale a cura di Luigi Castiglioni, con 15 litografie di Francesco Messina, tirate da Piero Fornasetti a Milano. Tiratura di 166 esemplari numerati su carta a tino Fabriano firmati dall'artista al colophon. (Nostro n° 29). Carattere Garamond(Stempel) corpo 16 tondo con iniziali in Zeno corpo 30. Schmoller,104. Jentsch, pp.230-231 (per l'illustratore) 38g.

      [Bookseller: La carta bianca studio bibliografico]
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        Histoires naturelles.

      André Gonin, Lausanne 1953 - Lausanne, André Gonin, 1953. Gross-4°. 207, (4) S. Mit 29 ganzs., farb. lithogr. Illustrationen von Hans Erni. Lose Bogen in lithogr., brosch. Orig.-Umschlag u. illustr. Orig.-Halbpergament-Chemise in illustr. Orig.-Pappschuber (dieser leicht bestossen). Nr. 36 von 200 (GA 220 + 30 hc) Ex. in Baskerville-Antiqua auf Rives-Bütten. Mit einer signierten Orig.-Zeichnung in Blei von Hans Erni auf dem Schmutztitel. Vom Verleger u. vom Künstler im Impressum signiert. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Lose Bogen in lithogr., brosch. Orig.-Umschlag u. illustr. Orig.-Halbpergament-Chemise in illustr. Orig.-Pappschuber [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz AG]
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        Someone Like You

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953 - First Edition. Signed by the author and dated Nov. 11, 1953. A card inscribed by Patricia Neal (signed ÒPatÓ) presenting the book is laid in. Very good plus in a very good dust jacket. QueenÕs Quroum. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Unter Mitwirkung von 300 Fachgelehrten des In- und Auslandes herausgegeben von U.Thieme und F. Becker. Mit der Fortsetzung von Hans Vollmer: Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon der bildenden Künstler des XX. Jahrhunderts. Fotomechanischer Nachdruck der Ausgabe 1907 - 1950. in 37 Bände.

      Leipzig, Seemann, o.J. um 1953. - ca. 25000 SS.zwiespaltig gedruckt, in Fotocopiedruck für kunsthistorische-wissenschaftliche Verwendung, Einband etwas berieben, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. Foto zeigt nicht alle ! -------------------------------- Das Thieme - Becker -Vollmer - Künstlerlexikon war und ist international das bedeutendste und umfangreichste biographische Lexikon der bildenden Künstler weltweit und aller künstlerischen Disziplinen, das größte deutschsprachige Nachschlagewerk für die Kunst. Ein notwendiges Arbeitsmittel für alle, die sich für Kunst und Kunsthandwerk interessieren oder damit zu tun haben: für Sammler, Galeristen und Kunsthändler, Antiquare und Auktionatore , für Publizisten und Redakteure, Studenten, Bibliotheken, Kunstmuseen, Institute und Seminare. Das Lexikon enthält zahlreiche Hinweise auf die Werke der Künstler sowie ausführliche Literaturverzeichnisse, auch der Sekundärliteratur. Der Hauptwert liegt in den zuverlässigen Lebens- und Werkdaten, auch von zweit- und drittrangigen Künstlern sowie von Kunsthandwerkern, Bühnenbildnern, Typographen etc.Bei wichtigen Künstlern sind die Lebensdaten und die künstlerische Karriere ausführlich dargestellt - mit unzähligen Fakten, dabei zurückhaltend im Urteil. Im "Vollmer" mit seinen Nachträgen zum " Thieme/Becker" sind dann die nach 1870 geborenen Künstler aller Länder erfaßt, einschließlich der Klassiker der Moderne wie die Brücke-Maler, die Bauhaus-Künstler oder die russischen Konstruktivisten. "Gründlich und vollständig wurden hier fast alle nachweisbaren Künstler seit der Antike dokumentiert, wobei man auch Osteuropa, Amerika und Asien erstmals berücksichtigte. Nahezu die gesamte Kunstliteratur der Zeit war ausgewertet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 39000 Gr-8°, einheitliche Halbleder- Hardcover/Pappeinband,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
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        Aus dem Leben eines Fauns. Mit Autograph.

      Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1953. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen 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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Reader\'s Corner, Versandantiquariat]
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        NAKED HOLLYWOOD Text by Mel Harris.

      NY: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Weegee. 4to., unpaged, b&w photographs. The tips are rubbed, else a very good or better copy in the photo-illustrated dust jacket that is slightly creased but near fine. INSCRIBED by author and photographer, "To Charlie - CHICAGO! of all places - gad! Mel & Weegee." Weegee's behind the scene candid camera of the stars and their adoring audience.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        La Guitare, hinter Glas gerahmte Original-Farblithographie

       1953. 49x34 cm (Motiv), Blattgröße 60x76 cm und 79x64 cm (Rahmengröße) SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR HANDSCHRIFTLICH VOM KÜNSTLER SIGNIERT UND NUMMERIERTES Das Blatt trägt die Nummer 45 (von insgesamt 95), Mourlot 37 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 34774, ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIE

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Baldreit]
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        Love Among the Ruins

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1953. A Romance of the Near Future. With decorations by various eminent hands including the author's. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and cherub design to front board in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the glassine dust jacket. Line drawings throughout in red. Some light fading to spine; an excellent copy in the jacket with some loss to head of spine and some nicks and small chips to extremities. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 73 of 350 copies signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Assignment In Eternity

      Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1953. Limited Numbered First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine+/Near Fine in Archival Plastic. A beautiful burnt orange cloth Limited Numbered First Edition (so stated) inscribed by the author on the limitation page: "To Raymond Epstein, Sincerely, R.A. Heinlein" and hand-numbered 105 of 500 Limited signed Firsts. The limitation page has been tipped in and is in bright shiny stock. The book features gold titling that is clear and is in fine condition overall but for natural toning to the page edges and very light bumping on the spine ends. The colorful dustjacket is complete with the original price ($3.00). The color panels are bright and colorful and the cream panels are unusually bright. There is darkening on the back fold crease, minor loss at the spine ends and minor wear overall. A very nice copy of an early Heinlein book that features four long science fiction stories in the signed first edtion.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1953. Copyright date is 1953. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper: "For / Robert O'Malley- / With the Good / Wishes of / Ray Bradbury / March, 1953." Octavo. 250 pages. Publisher's full dark gray cloth, spine lettered in yellow, dust jacket. Jacket spine a bit toned, some light edgewear to jacket, Jacket now in a clear cover. cloth spine lightly toned, some rubbing. Still, a near fine copy, with a rare contemporary inscription. From the collection of Bob O'Malley. This short story collection contains The Fog Horn, which became the partial basis of the 1953 film, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. near Fine/Very Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible & Signed.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Love Among the Ruins

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1953. A Romance of the Near Future. With Decorations by Various Eminent Hands Including the Author's. Octavo. Original red cloth, decoration to front board and titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed, printed in black and dark red. A fine copy with some fading to the spine. Signed limited edition. Number 25 of just 50 copies (from a total printing of 350) reserved for presentation by the author. Author's presentation copy to novelist Anthony Powell, inscribed on the limitation page, "For Tony with great & growing admiration from Evelyn". Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown. With Decorations by Various Eminent Hands Including the Author's. "Although two years behind him at Oxford, Powell had seen just enough of Waugh to recognise that he was bound to make his mark in the world somehow. They met again in 1927... Powell warmed to Waugh, whose self confidence had not been dented by the many setbacks he had experienced since leaving Oxford." (Michael Barber - Anthony Powell A Life). It was though his friendship with Powell, that Waugh found his first publisher in Duckworth where Powell worked at the time. Duckworth famously declined to publish Waugh's first novel, Decline & Fall, but remained Waugh's publishers choice for his travel writings. The break up of Waugh's marriage involving Powell's raffish friend John Heygate caused relations between Waugh and Powell to temporarily cool, but both kept up a regular correspondence and common interests saw to it that their lives intertwined for the remainder of Waugh's life. In particular, a mutual support, born of respect, for each other's work remained constant between the two. Upon Waugh's death in 1966, Powell wrote, "his going means that a chunk of my own life has gone too." An exceptional association linking two of the great novelists of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: SEATE BOOKS]
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        CARNETS

      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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rob Warren Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Haker GmbH & Co. KG]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Reader's Corner]
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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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        Watt

      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.

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books]
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        Casabella - Rivista internazionale di architettura. 11 annate complete della rivista dal 1953 al 1963.

      Editoriale Domus 1953-1963 - 31x28

      [Bookseller: LIBET - Libreria del Riacquisto]
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        The Spirit of St. Louis, the publisher's signed and numbered limited presentation issue of the first edition, copy #543

      

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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