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        Plastik - Graphik [und] Fluxus Ausstellung. Ausstellungen im Hause van der Grinten, Kranenburg, 22. Februar - 15. März [1953] / 27. 10. - 24.11.1963.

      Kranenburg. [Hans und Franz Josef van der Grinten]. [1953] - 1963. Plakat 1 mit geringen Knitterspuren im unteren Steg, Plakat 2 im rechten unteren Steg geringe Knitterungen mit zwei sehr kleinen Einrissen. Unsgesamt noch sehr gute, ungenutzte Exemplare. Die beiden ersten Plakate zu Einzelausstellungen Joseph Beuys´ bei den Brüdern van der Grinten in Kranenburg, die so genannten Stallausstellungen. Die Ausstellung mit Plastik und Graphik 1953 war die erste Einzelausstellung überhaupt, zehn Jahre später folgte die legendäre Fluxusausstellung. Das Plakat von 1953 (61,3 x 84,5 cm) in der Gestaltung von Hans van der Grinten ist in einem gemischten Druckverfahren aus Holzschnitt und Lithographie auf hauchdünnem Papier hergestellt, das Fluxusplakat (83,8 x 63,0 cm) entwarf Franz Josef van der Grinten als Holzschnitt ebenfalls auf sehr dünnem Papier. Im Gegensatz zu den nachfolgenden Ausstellungsplakaten sind diese noch ganz im Stil der Zeit gestaltet und verweisen, abgesehen vom Motiv des ersten Plakates, wenig auf die Arbeiten von Beuys. Dennoch sind beide Ausstellungen von immenser Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der deutschen Nachkriegskunst. Es ist überhaupt so, dass Joseph Beuys selten selber als Gestalter seiner Ausstellungsplakate in Erscheinung trat, sondern sich meistens auf das Geschick seiner Ausstellungsmacher verließ, die sich im reichen Motivfundus des Künstlers bedienten und ihn damit stets präsent charakterisierten. Als Ensemble in dieser Erhaltung extrem selten. [Vgl. Weiß/Britsch 1; Isabel Siben. Beuys Plakate / Posters 1 und 2]. Versand D: 2,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert / 20th Century, Deutschland / Germany, Kunst, Plakate / Posters, Editionen

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Kunst und Fotograf]
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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine red, heart device to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the illustrated dust jacket. Housed in a custom black quarter leather solander box. Small ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine very slightly rolled, a little light foxing to endleaves and edges of text block; an exceptional copy in the bright jacket, with some light marks and foxing to panels, and a couple of nicks to tips and spine ends. 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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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books, 1953 SIGNED first edition. Signed on the half title page. Book near fine, very minor rubbing along top and bottom edges. Dj near fine, some minor foxing, mainly on inside, and a small closed tear at bottom of spine to back. Flap price $2.50. Comes in custom-made fold-out case. We will provide a certificate of authemticity.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Du und Deine Stadt - Mit offenen Augen durch unseren Zoo

      ca. 1953, Dresden - 14,5 x 20,5 cm 32 Seiten 70 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        ORIGINAL ART: GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES

      - ROJANKOVSKY,FEODOR. ORIGINAL ART: GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES. Offered here are 3 fine original watercolors that appear on p. 57 of The Giant Book Of Cat Stories published by Golden Books in 1953. The 3 images are attractively mounted, matted and framed to 21 inches wide x 17 1/2" high. They could be separated and framed individually. The first image is a fabulous giant cat reading a book with farm buildings, bird, foliage etc. in the background. It measures 9" high x 12" with 2 corners slightly trimmed. The second image is a cat dressed in pants, vest and jacket. He wears a cap and carries a briefcase and cloth parcel. It measures 4 x 4". The last image is a cat walking upright in the city with a fire hydrant and street background. It is slightly less finished than the other two and although finished it may not be the final image. It measures 4" wide x 3 3/4" high." wide x 11", matted and framed to 14 3/4 x 17 1/4". Rojankovsky was a Russian emigre artist who became an important illustrator of children's books. He illustrated the Domino Press' landmark Daniel Boone, and won the Caldecott Award in 1956 for Frog Went A'Courtin. Original art by Rojan rarely appears on the market and these are great images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BRIGADE ORDERS FOR THE ROYAL NAVY AND THE ROYAL MARINES AT THE CORONATION 1953

      London: Naval Brigade Headquarters, Admiralty, Whitehall, S. W. 1., 1953. A very detailed and meticulous work with numerous maps, folding tables and general and specific instructions. Seemingly very rare, no copy on Copac and we have been unable to find any internet or other references to this work. General title page followed by five sections, each section with a card title page and thumb tab to the fore-edge. Part 1 General Orders: with text pages and 5 large folding tables; Part II Orders for Guards of Honour: text pages plus 1 folding table; Part III Orders for the Processional Contingent: text pages plus 3 folding tables/plans including one long five-fold plan showing "Composition of Naval Processional Contingent" and 3 folding maps; Part IV Orders for the Street Lining Contingent: text pages, various folding table and five large folding maps (partly printed in colour) of which a couple are particularly substantial; Part V Orders for Cadets Lining the Route: text pages with various folding maps, plans and tables. Original binding of Blue cloth with paper covered boards, title printed to the front board. In manuscript to the front board "Captain J. A. Creed[?] V. R. S. R.N.V.R. Copy no. 3." Binding generally very good with a little general wear and some fading, contents clean and tight, a couple of maps with very short tears at point of fixing to book. A very scarce work meticulously detailing the important roll of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in the Coronation of 1953, including a number of spectacular maps. Bibliographic note: Clearly multiple copies of this document were printed as indicated by maps printed on colour; also the title page states "Relevant parts of these orders are to be studied by all Officers and Men of the Naval Brigade down to Unite Commander (Procession) and Platoon P. O. or S. N. C. O. (Street Lining)" which would require many more than one copy; but presumably most copies were disposed of after the event, rendering extant copies extremely scarce.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        Komponist, Pionier der Neuen Musik (1895-1963): Portraitfoto (9 x 14 cm) mit zweizeiliger eigenh. Widmung mit drei Noten u. U. an den Solopauker der Berliner Philharmoniker. [Berlin], ohne Dat. (ca. 1960).

       \" [drei Noten] ! / Herrn Lembens zur / Erinnerung. / Paul Hindemith\" - // - Verso entfernte Montagespuren, etwas knitterig, sonst sehr gut. - // - 1953 kehrte Paul Hindemith, dessen Musik unter den Nazis als \"entartet\" galt, aus dem amerikanischen Exil in die Schweiz zurück. Ab 1957 beendete er seine Lehrtätigkeit in Yale und Zürich und widmete sich mehr dem Dirigieren. - Seine Widmung auf unserem ORIGINAL-Foto geht an Hans-Dieter Lembens (1933-2010), der als Schlagzeuger und Solopauker bis zum Mauerbau 1961 am Staatstheater Saarbrücken und im Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester (DDR) gearbeitet hatte. 1962 wurde er Mitglied der (West) Berliner Philharmoniker, denen er 36 Jahre lang, bis zu seiner Pensionierung im August 1998 angehörte. Er lehrte daneben auch das Fach Schlaginstrumente an der Hochschule der Künste in Berlin und wirkte unter Herbert von Karajan bei vielen Schallplattenproduktionen mit. Versand D: 4,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Husslein]
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        F. Witschi Successeur de U. Kreutter La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse. Outils et Fournitures d`Horolgerie en Gros. Uhren - Furnituren und Werkzeuge en Gros. Watch Materials and Tools. Wholesale. Herramienta y Fornituras para Relojeros. Al por Mayor. Utensili e Forniture d`Orologeria all`Ingrosso. Catalogue général d`outillage ... ecc.ecc.

      La Chaux-de-Fonds, -, (1953). LX + 504 S. OLwd. In deutscher, englischer, franz., spanischer und italienischer Sprache. Beiliegend Ergänzungsliste vom März 1957. - Stärkere Gbrsp., R. angeplatzt, Gelenke gelockert, Randläsuren. - Mit Abbildungen sämtlicher angebotenen Werkzeuge. Versand D: 7,00 EUR N-H-T; Uhren/Uhrmacher

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        Someone Like You

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953 - First Edition. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, "For our Friend Jean from Patricia/ Olivia/ Tessa* and Roald Feb. 1958 *She wrote the book." Queen's Quorum. Cloth a bit spotted; very good or a little better in a price-clipped dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Storia di Milano.

      Roma, Fondazione Treccani degli Alfieri per la Storia di Milano, 1953/1966 sedici volumi1 volume di Indici. Diciassette volumi in-4to rilegati editorialmente in tutta pelle verde, titoli dorati ai piatti anteriori e dorsi, fregi dorati,,molte tavole a colori fuori testo, pp. 735882859767929954968923917957868102370189410711108810 con centinaia di illustrazioni e tavole in nero e a colori nel testo e fuori testo, anche ripiegate. Monumentale lavoro sulla storia della capitale lombarda. Timbri di disciolta biblioteca ai frontespizi, qualche lieve traccia d?uso alle legature. Prima edizione.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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        The Silver Chair

      Geoffrey Bles, 1953 A very good first edition in a good dust jacket, with no restoration. First Published 1953 on the copyright page. Tears along bottom of spine of jacket. Spine of jacket faded. The rarest of the Narnia books in first edition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Hemingway Reader

      Scribners, 1953 A fine first edition thus, inscribed by Hemingway to his biographer and close Friend A. E. Hotchner (author of Papa Hemingway), and signed "Hemingstein," an inside-joke name Hemingway only used with close friends. 1953 on title page. Fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's case with a leather spine.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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

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

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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books, 1953 SIGNED limited, asbestos-bound state. Limited to 200 signed and numbered copies bound in John-Manville quinterra, an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Leftover tape marks on spine ends, some soiling on covers, and fading of spine. This copy is number "39." Comes in a custom-made foldout case.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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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 - 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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        Family Table of Racehorses [with] Addenda for 1960 - 1969. Two volume set

      J A Allen / Waterlow & Sons / New York Jockey Club, London 1953 - [600pp.]. 1953-1959 Blodstock history printed in English-Polish-French-Spanish-German language. 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. Published: 1953-1964; 1964-1969. Language: eng G : in good condition without dust jacket with carrying case for Volume I and slipcase for Volume II. Slipcase rubbed. Carry case with bumped edges and some rubbing. Minor rubbing to top and tail of spine of Volume II. Minor spotting to addenda Green varnished soft cloth cover with gilt titles and green paper covers for the Addenda. Green slipcase and carrying case Limited Editions [755 & 483 of unknown limited edition]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        L'innommable

      Edition, review copy.Binding to bradel half chocolate brown morocco, flat spine cleared with a gold central jewel, golden tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, preserved covers.autograph dedication of the author signed autograph Samuel Beckett to Mr Bjurström Les éditions de minuit Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Photograph of Mural for the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

      Rochester, Minn., ca. 1953. Photograph. Signed and annotated by the artist. 6.5 x 17.5. inches. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 148.

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        The Long Good-bye.

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1953. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles to spine gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark blue endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Casino Royale

      Jonathan Cape, London 1953 - HARDBACK - The book is in near fine condition, with clean black boards. There is no dulling to the red lettering to the spine, or to the heart motif found to the front board. Internally, the pages are very clean indeed, with no foxing to the page block, or to the inner text. There is a previous owner name to the ffep, the half title page and to the title page. The book is the correct first impression with rough cut page edges found to the lower page block. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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]

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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

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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".

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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]

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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.

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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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        The Case of the Green-eyed Sister

      Morrow 1953 - A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, inscribed to Helen Moore, "who is my Hollywood Della Street. All my thanks for your loyalty and your friendship." Housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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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.

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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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        Jean/Hans Arp Woodcut c. 1953 "Relief II"

      1953 - We offer a woodcut print by Jean/Hans Arp, the tireless sculptor, collagist, poet, painter and printmaker (1886-1966). A casual composition of biomorphic shapes floating in an inky black pool. Faint wood grain texture visible in the black ink. Printed on woven, off white paper with grey and black ink. Signed in graphite at the bottom left. Title: “Relief II”. Image: 8 x 6 in. Paper size: 12 1/2" x 9". Frame size: 15 1/4" x 12 3/4". Condition: Paper lightly toned at mat window. Sheet affixed to mat with old masking tape around perimeter edge, well away from image. Period silver frame has some scattered chips and scratches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN.

      

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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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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