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        The Man Without Qualities. Translated and with a foreword by Eithne Wilkins & Ernst Kaiser.

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1953 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt in brown ground. With the dust jackets. Bookseller's tickets taped to front pastedowns of volume I and II, untapped ticket to pastedown of volume III. Spines of first two volumes rolled, light partial tanning to free endpapers, some spotting to edges of the contents of volume III. A very good set in the rubbed, dulled, creased, and partially tanned jackets with chips and short splits at the corners. Jacket of volume III price-clipped and with a long closed tear and associated creasing across the upper panel. A very good set First English language edition of Musil's unfinished masterpiece. The first two volumes were originally published in Germany in 1930 and 1932, the third volume published privately in Switzerland following the author's death in 1942.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Fahrenheit 451 (The "Asbestos" Edition)

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good +. Joe Mugnaini. #27 OF 200 COPIES ISSUED IN THIS, THE "ASBESTOS" BINDING, WHICH REPRESENTS THE TRUE 1ST INCARNATION OF "FAHRENHEIT 451". EACH OF THE 200 COPIES IS SIGNED BY RAY BRADBURY AT THE LIMITATION AND EACH IS "BOUND IN JOHN-MANVILLE QUINTERRA, AN ASBESTOS MATERIAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL RESISTANCE TO PYROLYSIS". This copy does show some wear to the boards. There's the customary soiling (almost impossible to avoid on this title) along the panels and there's also light staining to the bottom-edges (fairly innocuous at the front panel and pronounced along the rear panel). Tasteful bookplate as well to the front pastedown and very light wear to the spine crown and the front upper tip. Still though, solid and presentable. The binding is very strong and, except for the bookplate, the book is very clean internally, with no writing or markings of any kind. Octavo, illustrated by Joe Mugnaini.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books, New York 1953 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ray Bradbury on a laid in signature. This unrestored First Issue dustjacket has minor wear to the edges. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Red Cloth. The binding is tight with minor wear to the panels. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the ORIGINAL dustjacket SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Sikh Regiment in the Second World War.

      Norwich: published privately by Jarrold and Sons Ltd., [1953] - Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, regimental badge gilt to front cover. With the dust jacket. Recent book label of Shamus Wade, "Toy soldier dealer who pioneered the market for little lead gunners, Gurkhas and guards" (Telegraph obituary 7 September 2014) to front pastedown. Spine rolled, extremities very faintly rubbed and bumped, edges lightly spotted, the cloth bright, a very good copy in the rare, slightly chipped and marked dust jacket with a short tear to the head of the front joint. Map frontispiece and 24 other maps, 9 of them folding in pocket at rear. First edition, uncommon: Copac traces the Imperial War Museum and London Library copies only; OCLC adds New York Public Library and Colgate University, NY. "The Regt. had nine Infantry Bns and the MG Bn in the field, plus various training and administrative units. The task of recording their travels and battles in a coherent narrative manner could not have been easy. The author overcame most of the pitfalls by writing a strictly chronological history of the entire Regt but with numerous margins notes to clarify what each Bn was doing, where, and at what precise dates. The result is a massively factual compilation which is reasonably easy to follow and which deals with the Regt's services in almost ever theatre of war between 1939 and 1945" (Perkins). Birdwood (1897-1987), sometime member of the the Indian Observer Corps, finished the war as lieutenant-colonel in the 11th Sikh Regiment. Perkins p. 469. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        REFLECTIONS ON A MARITIME VENUS

      London, England: Faber & Faber, 1953. cloth, dust jacket. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 198 pages. First edition (Thomas and Brigham 21). A companion to The Landscape of Rhodes. Acknowledgments, table of contents, bibliography. Includes calendar of saints' feast days and flowers. Black and white frontispiece and plates in text. Dust jacket shows minor soiling and slight wear at spine ends. With signature of Charles Monteith on front free endpaper. Monteith became a Director of Faber & Faber in 1954 and Chairman until his retirement in 1980. Endpapers toned.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Seven Years in Tibet

      Rupert Hart-Davis, London 1953 - SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer on the front endpaper in both English and Tibetan - "H. Harrer". The true story of an Austrian prisoner of war who successfully escaped his British captors in India in 1944 on the third attempt. His escape route led him across Tibet, where he reached the forbidden city and finally lived for years in Lhasa becoming a tutor to the Dalai Lama. Good, clean hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of shelfwear & tear. A little foxing to page edges but text block is clean. Previous owner's name on front pastedown hidden by inner flap of jacket. Translated from the German by Richard Graves. Iintroduction by Peter Fleming. 288 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FOUNDATION TRILOGY (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation) with LAID in signature

      GNOME PRESS, INC 1953 - FIRST STATE of the First Edition, First Printings Near Fine, clean crisp books, Signed on a laid in signature, near fine unclipped dust jackets. Gnome Press, New York, 1951, 1952, and 1953 This listing is for the First State, First Printings of the FOUNDATION TRIOLOGY, a set of three near fine stated first edition books by Asimov, one signed on a LAID in signature. With publication dates of 1951 for FOUNDATION, 1952 for FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE, and 1953 for SECOND FOUNDATION. Published by Gnome Press, New York. A handsome set of this trilogy consisting of first state dust jackets, and stunning clean near fine first edition books. FOUNDATION: Stated First Edition, First Printing, Signed on a laid in signature: Clean, bright book with a stunning near fine FIRST state dust jacket, not price-clipped. The book is in beautiful condition with blue cloth boards, with red titles to spine, and a galaxy image to front. Currey binding A boards. Includes a laid-in signature clip which is signed and dated by Asimov. The boards are in crisp condition, with clean cloth, sharp corners. The internal body pages and end papers are clean and flat with No marks, No stains, No writing, No inscriptions, No bookplates, No tears, No bent pages and No foxing. Internally appearing as unread! The original extremely scarce first edition, first state dust jacket is in great condition with strong vibrant colors. The dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example. The jacket has No chips, No edgewear, No stains, No rubbing and No foxing. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped, and has a stated price of $2.75. Please see detailed images. FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE: Stated Stated First Edition, First Printing: Clean, bright book with a near fine stunning FIRST state dust jacket, not price-clipped. The book is in near fine beautiful crisp condition with red cloth boards with unfaded black titles to spine, and a galaxy image to front. Currey binding A boards. The boards have clean cloth, with sharp corners, one very tiny tip bump, and no edgewear.The internal body pages and end papers are clean, with no owner names, no bookplates and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages crisp and flat with No marks, No writing, No stains, and No foxing. The original extremely scarce first edition, FIRST state dust jacket is in great condition with strong vibrant colors. The dust jacket has benefited from slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example. The jacket has No chips, No edgewear, No stains, No rubbing and No foxing. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped, and has a stated price of $2.75. Please see detailed images. SECOND FOUNDATION: Stated First Edition, First Printing Clean, bright book with a near fine FIRST state dust jacket, not price-clipped. The book is in beautiful crisp condition with light blue boards, with brown/red titles to spine. Currey binding A boards. The boards are in crisp condition, with clean cloth. The book has sharp corners and no edgewear. The end papers have prior owner stamps located on the paste down (please see images showing the name (Pastor W.M. Daubenspeck, with the address). The stamp is otherwise covered when the dust jacket is on the book as it is located underneath the front inner flap of the jacket. The internal body pages are clean and flat with but two pages with a light corner crease, otherwise with No marks, No stains, No writing, No bookplates, No tears, No bent pages and No foxing.The original extremely scarce first edition, first state dust jacket is in great condition with strong vibrant colors. The dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example. The jacket has No chips, No edgewear, No stains, No rubbing and No foxing. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Foundation

      Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1953 Very good in a very good dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Asimov on the title page. First U.K. edition, First published in Britain, 1953, stated on copyright page. Some foxing along foredge and bottom end edge. Dust jacket has original price printed on front flap 10s. 6d. net; some chipping and rubbing along the edges and at corners. Very good. Comes housed in a custom-made slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Package Festival (Original poster brochure, 1953)

      New York: John Cage, 1953. Poster brochure advertising a festival concept, developed by John Cage and David Tudor, designed to feature recitals, readings, dance classes, lectures, and panel discussions. Composers, musicians, poets, and thinkers on board for the festival of "experimental" works included Cage, Tudor, Merce Cunningham, and Mary Caroline Richards. Rather than being a poster for a particular planned event, this "brochure" was designed to advertise the concept of such a thing to colleges and universities. It was 1953, and Cage was meeting with a wall of rejections for grants, fellowships, and even work in animated films or as a writer for magazines. The Package Festival was as experimental as any of the composers work, literally an idea that Cage hoped would offer not only himself, but the growing number of contemporaries whom we would ultimately make famous on an international scale. In his biography of Cage, Kenneth Silverman notes: "The festival offered a dance program by Cunningham, a recital of contemporary music by Tudor, and a lecture on "Artaud and New Theatre"--three programs a day for three days. Each event had its own price tag, from $750 for the dance down to $100 for the lecture. But if a client bought more than one event a discount began to operate, making the discounted cost fvo the entire three day festival $1250. ...the Package Festival found no sponsors at the time...[and] Cage left Stony Point to concertize and lecture for two months abroad." 17.5 x 18.5 inches. (44.5 x 47 cm), 8.75 x 9.25 inches (22.25 x 23.5 cm) folded. Brown newsprint stock with offset printing in black. Near Fine. Silverman, p. 123.

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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1953. 10 issues

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo, 1953. Large 8vo. Original wraps. 10 issues Lacking issues 4 & 5 Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 1951--1959 -- ( ) « » -- , , . 1937 « ». 1941 1945, 1995, 1998--1999, 2009--2010. , 1990- ( 1996 1997 ). 2010 1 2 . 1945--1953 , 1954--1990

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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      New York: Scribner's, 1953 - First Edition. A presentation copy of Lindbergh's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, inscribed to the president of a New York publishing house in the month before publication. A very good to fine copy in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Autograph Note Signed on Christmas Card from Mary and Ernest to George Brown, Hemingway's boxing coach, friend and trainer

      [Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula Cuba 1953 - In ink on inside of folding pictorial card with a photograph of the Hemingway and Mary sitting on the porch of Finca Vigia. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 7 inches folded. Mary writes to their good friend Brown, who was Ernest's New York boxing coach and trainer:"Dear George - "It was marvelous to see you and how fit you are, and Ernest is determined to get fit enough to stand up to you when we return [to New York] in February or March. "Best wishes alway & best love from us both -Mary." In ink on inside of folding pictorial card with a photograph of the Hemingway and Mary sitting on the porch of Finca Vigia. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 7 inches folded

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        A Time To Keep Silence.

      London: Queen Anne Press 1953. - True First Edition, limited to 500 copies of which this is number 422. This copy additionally SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR via bookplate to pastedown. Slim octavo, pp.cvii; 92; [1], imprint. With colour frontispiece and other designs by Robert Harling. Bound in black buckram with publisher's monogram blocked in gilt to covers, red morocco title label to spine, top edge tinted red, others untrimmed. A lightly used copy with a little shefwear, associated news-clipping affixed to flyleaf. Very good. A chronicle of the acclaimed travel writer's visits to a number of monastries across Europe; it was published under the stewardship of Ian Fleming, whose first James Bond novel appeared two months later. The suave secret agent was based in part on Patrick Leigh Fermor. The Works of Patrick Leigh Fermor featured in The Guardian's 'Greatest Travel Book' Selection [2011]. Gilbert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        A Time to Keep Silence.

      London: The Queen Anne Press,, 1953. Octavo. Original black crushed morocco, title to spine gilt. With frontispiece. A couple of minor marks to covers, some minor foxing to endpapers. An excellent copy. First and signed limited edition. This out of series and unnumbered copy is signed by the author. From an edition of 500, the first 50 copies were bound in black morocco, as seen here, and the rest were bound in black buckram. With the bookplate of Bent Juel-Jensen to the front pastedown (1922-2006), bibliophile and benefactor of the Bodleian Library. This is Leigh Fermor's characteristically pensive travelogue of the monasteries of Europe, including the Rock Monasteries of Cappadocia in Turkey.

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        A Time To Keep Silence.

      London: Queen Anne Press 1953.. True First Edition, limited to 500 copies of which this is number 422. This copy additionally SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR via bookplate to pastedown. Slim octavo, pp.cvii; 92; [1], imprint. With colour frontispiece and other designs by Robert Harling. Bound in black buckram with publisher's monogram blocked in gilt to covers, red morocco title label to spine, top edge tinted red, others untrimmed. A lightly used copy with a little shefwear, associated news-clipping affixed to flyleaf. Very good. A chronicle of the acclaimed travel writer's visits to a number of monastries across Europe; it was published under the stewardship of Ian Fleming, whose first James Bond novel appeared two months later. The suave secret agent was based in part on Patrick Leigh Fermor.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Sechs Lithographien. Inhalt: lithographiertes Textblatt, num. 48/50; 1. Avignon, fehlt: 2. Vaisson-la-Romaine; 3. Sisteron; 4. Brüssel, La Grand\' Place, 5. Amsterdam; 6. Hafen von Amsterdam; alle Ansichten sind num. (48/50), im Stein bez. und sign. und nochmals handschriftl. sign.

       1953. Blattgrösse ca. 39 x 53 cm, Darstellung ca. 30 x 40 cm Gr.-Fol., Flügelmappe mit lithographiertem Titelschild. Beigaben: 1. Farblithographie, Amsterdam (rückseitig bez.), 1953, Blattgrösse 39x53,5 cm, Darstellung 30 x 40 cm, eh, sign. 2. drei Doubletten aus der Mappe: Hafen von Amsterdam, ohne Nr., eh. sign; Vaisson-la-Romaine, Nr. 39/50, eh. sign.; Sisteron, num 39/50, eh. sign. 3. Corato (Apulien, 1957, eh. sign. (zweimal vorhanden, mit Randmängeln und etwas fleckig). 4. fünf weitere Ansichten, alle eh. sign., Format 32x40 cm: Splügen, 1963; Paris, ohne Datum. eh. bezeichnet und sign; ohne Titel (Gasse); Port Vendres (zweimal vorhanden); ohne Titel (Gebirgslandschaft). Versand D: 2,30 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Meet Me at the Morgue

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1953 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book has some spotting at bottom of page edges; some darkening at gutters. Original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. Very slight edge wear and foxing. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Anthem

      Caxton, 1953 First hardcover edition, inscribed by Rand in 1963. Very good with tanned spine, with a married very good dust jacket. Previously published in pamphlet form, so this is the second edition overall. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Derrière Le Miroir N° 60-61

      Maeght 1953 - In folio en feuilles. 5 lithographies en couleurs dont 2 en double page de Kandinsky. Première édition, très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice

      New York, NY: New Directions [James Laughlin], 1953.. FIRST US EDITION. Octavo, pp. xvi, 299. In publisher's green cloth with black titles to spine. With original pictorial dust jacket. Top 5mm of jacket trimmed, with additional chips to both edges. Very good overall, being a fine book in a fair jacket. Unpublished due to libel threats, then lost since Rolfe's death, 'The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole' was first published posthumously in 1934.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Destillationen. Neue Gedichte.

      Wiesbaden Limes 1953 - 39 S. Original-Kartonband Erste Ausgabe. W. G. II. 44. Mit eigenh. Widmung auf Vorsatz: "Trauerlos und leicht und selbstbewegt (S. 39). Herrn Sellenthin (Hans-Gert) 22. IV. 53. Benn.". - Einband fleckig. Gewicht (Gramm): 68 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Müller & Gräff e.K.]
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        Les poulpes

      First edition, one of the 89 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies.Back slightly discolored.Rare copy and pleasant. Gallimard Paris 1953 14x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie.

      Berlin, Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, 1953-1994. - ISSN: 0012-1045. Es fehlen folgende Hefte: 1962 Heft 12; 1982 Heft 1; 1983 Heft 7 u. 9-12 und 1988 Heft 4, 8, 9 u. 12. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. 12 Bände mit Bibliotheks-Rückenschild. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 50000 8°. Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände. Jahrgänge 1-42 in 91 Bänden und 14 Heften + Register zu den Bänden 1-25 (1953 - 1977). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Space Platform

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. Copyright date is 1953 First edition. One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies signed by the author as "Murray Leinster" and Will F. Jenkins on front free endpaper. Octavo, cloth. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket Now in a clear cover.With light wear with shallow loss at upper spine end and upper corner tips and 12 mm closed tear at upper edge of front panel. An attractive Collectible copy. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible & Signed.

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        Istoriia Russkogo Iskusstva.

      13 vols. in 16, unpaginated (typically 400-600 pp. per volume) encyclopaedia of Russian art and architecture, with extensive entries by numerous noted scholars on topics ranging from archaeological finds to avant-garde Soviet-era building designs, detailed notes including bibliographical material, num. indices, many hundreds of illustrations throuhgout the text and on plates (many in color). 4to. Uniform dec. cloth. Moscow (Izd-vo Akademii Nauk) 1953-1969. (Facing title page: Akademiia Nauk SSSR. Institut Istorii Iskusstv/ Institut Istorii Iskusstv Ministerstva Kultury SSSR). Arntzen I 393 for this edition; Arntzen I 404 for the earlier 6 volume edition.

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        Le lézard

      1953 - oblong, [18] ff. Paris, Editions Jeanne Bucher [Imprimerie André Tournon, eaux-fortes tirées sur la presse à bras de Jean Signovert], 1953, in-16, oblong, [18] ff, parchemin à la bradel orné d'une composition de Signovert, étui toilé avec papier marouflé sur les plats, Rare livre d'artiste issu des éditions Jeanne Bucher, orné de 6 compositions et d'1 lettrine gravées à l'eau-forte dans le texte, les plaques ayant été rayées après impression, et d'une illustration de couverture. Tirage limité à 42 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'auteur et par l'artiste ; un des 28 exemplaires marqués 1 à 28 sur papier Auvergne à la main (n° 10). Celui-ci a été enrichi ultérieurement d'un DESSIN ORIGINAL sur Japon, daté du 7 décembre 1972, signé par Signovert et adressé à Michel Choisy, mentionné par une annotation au crayon rajoutée par l'artiste en regard de la justification : il s'agit d'une composition au lavis et à la gouache en forme de 4 variations autour du Z du léZard, sur grande feuille de papier repliée en 6 (2 compositions ont peut-être été découpées). La collaboration du poète surréaliste Francis Ponge et de l'artiste abstrait Jean Signovert donna lieu à une exposition pour la présentation de l'ouvrage, à la galerie Jeanne Bucher, boulevard du Montparnasse, du 30 octobre au 21 novembre 1953. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Childhood's End

      Ballantine Books, 1953 First edition (no later printing stated on copyright page). An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-44. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Clarke on a bookplate; laid in. Small bookstore sticker attached to bottom of rear paste-down. Comes in a custom-made slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953., 1953. FIRST IMPRESSION, Second Issue. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, in the second issue (overprinted) dust-jacket, priced at 10s.6d. The book is near fine, with a gentle spine lean, edges a little toned. The wrapper is bright, with mild edgewear and a few small chips. A pleasing copy, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box. Gilbert A1a (1.2), selected title for World Book Night (2013)

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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 7 vom 1. April 1953

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1953 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 4 -, 44 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, Erhaltung 2 + // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Handwritten letter to 'Dear Frank'.

      - One leaf of thin writing paper, 17.9 x 11.5 cm. Thin gray-black fountain pen writing on both sides. Signed 'Vidia [Naipaul]' and dated 'University College / Oxford./ January 22, 1953. 21 lines of text. Horizontally folded and a bit creased.* Very early letter from the Trinidad-born writer Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (born August 17, 1932), when he was a young student at Oxford, gradually overcoming a deep depression. His first story was published in 1955. In 2001 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This letter invites Frank to the readings of the Martlets, an intellectual students’ organisation. The various events are listed, including a lecture on Martial. Naipaul ends with the question: 'By the way, what is a good book to read for the social & literary background of French Classical Drama?' [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Ascent of Everest

      Hodder and Stoughton, UK 1953 - 1st Edition 1953. The book on the first ascent of Everest by Hunt who led the group. A un-common book signed book by John Hunt and with a tipped in signature of Ed Hillary. especially in this condition. Book is near fine and very bright. The complete wrapper is very good++ and bright. Small closed tear to spne top. Edges lightly rubbed. Light soiling to wrapper. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref9379 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Scrambled Eggs Super

      Random House, 1953 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, inscribed by Seuss on the lower corner of the verso of the front free endpaper. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Freud. The First Collected Edition. Translated from the German under the General Editorship of James Strachey, in collaboration with Anna Freud, assisted by Alix Strachey and Alan Tyson.

      London: The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis, 1953-1974. - 24 volumes; 8vo. The FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, in which "the primary aim was . to be the rendering of his (Freud's) meaning with the greatest possible accuracy." Volumes IV, V, and VII were the first to be published in 1953, followed by X, XVIII, XIII, II, XVII in 1955; then two volumes came out per year from 1957 to 1964; volume I was published in 1966 and the Index, the last volume (XXIV), was finally issued in 1974. Beautifully bound in recent dark blue half morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt tiles to spines, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt. A very attractive copy of this important set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Childhood's End

      Ballantine, 1953 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, owner's inscription on front free endpaper. A stunning copy. Housed in a custom-made clamshell case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Philosophische Untersuchungen/ Philosophical Investigations. Translated by E.M. Anscombe.

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1953. 8vo. Orig. full blue cloth w. gilt lettering on spine. Orig. printed dust-jacket. With German-English parallel-text.X, [+Xe], 232, [+232e] pp. Clean and fine, near mint condition.. First edition.An absolute main work of 20th century philosophy. This groundbreaking work, in which the essence of the "old Wittgenstein" is captured, is the most studied of Wittgenstein's works. The work was published posthumously two years after W.'s death, though he planned for it to appear earlier. It has had an immense impact on the philosophy of language and mind, and has irreversibly changed the way philosophy is done today

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        Paredes Pintadas da Lunda.

      - Lisboa, Companhia de diamantes de Angola, 1953, in-4, couv. ill. à rabat, non paginé. (M.16) Très nombreuses reproductions gravées en couleurs h.-t. Paredes Pintadas da Lunda (Murs peints de Lunda), premier ouvrage exhaustif sur la tradition picturale Tchokwé, tradition de la culture angolaise, est une magnifique et précieuse publication. Dans son introduction, l'auteur écrit : "On voit également de grands rectangles, remplis de figures polygonales, avec des symétries et des bordures plus ou moins correctes. Souvent, on les remplit de dessins apparemment abstraits, mais qui, en réalité, rep résentent des villages, des chemins, des champs et des sites légendaires".

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        Autograph letter signed, dated 72 Regent Street, London, July 14, 1853

      In fine condition.. Single sheet folded to make four pages, approximately 750 words. To the critic and important figure in American literature, Edwin Percy Whipple. "My Dear Percy / I cannot thank you enough for yr. letters. They are filled with good things and I only wish I had / the writer here to pay him with a hug. Lord, Lord, Lord, what a time I am having and how I wish you were here. / Day unto Day uttereth invitations and Night unto Night sheweth forth Dinners! / . . . How much you would have / enjoyed dear old Savage Landor's chat over a breakfast at John Kenyons last week when I sat between both / these writers and listened like a three year old child. Landor's remarks are as startling as the first clap of thunder in / a fresh summer and his criticisms wd convulse you. Let me try and remember some of them / We were talking of style. 'God d-n it,' said he 'the man who wrote English was Ben Franklin! Doctor Johnson was nobody beside him!" Fields also writes about meeting Alexander Dyce, Lord Russell, and sends gossip about John Wilson (Christopher North) of Edinburgh ("Professor Wilson is in a mad house!"). Fields and Whipple were close friends from the beginnings of their literary careers. This is an early example of Fields' correspondence. The majority of letters cited in James Austin's Fields of the Atlantic Monthly (Huntington Library, 1953) are after 1860.

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        La Clé des Champs [INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY BRETON]

      Paris: Les Éditions du Sagittaire, 1953. First trade edition. Softcover. g-. Small quarto. 286pp. Uncut and unopened copy. Original illustrated dust-jacket over printed wrappers. Jacket superbly illustrated by Miró. Half-title inscribed and signed by the author to "Aux amis d'Indice, hommage d'André Breton. "La Clé des Champs" collects commentaries, introductions, declarations, and reviews written between the late 1930s and early 1950s, all of which show that Breton has not given up seeking all manner of keys to art that is capable of giving free rein to the imagination. He elaborates upon themes already presented in the first "Manifesto of Surrealism" (1924), Nadja (1928), Surrealism and Painting (1928), and L'Amour fou (Mad Love) (1937), namely the ascendancy of an inner vision over an exterior outlook, the greater effectiveness of analogical thinking, and the power of certain objects to release the insights characteristic of a visionary (as opposed to merely visual) perspective. Moderate creasing and light damp-staining along edges of dust-jacket. Upper part of wrappers slightly foxed. Pages age-toned throughout. Light damp-staining along upper margin of pages (not affecting text or illustrations). Dust-jacket, wrappers and interior in overall good- condition.

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        Tableau bon levain à vous de cuire la pâte. L'Art brut de Jean Dubuffet.

      - Paris, Drouin (impr. Draeger), 1953. In-4, broché, couverture éditeur toile blanche, titre blanc sur noir contrecollé sur le premier plat, jaquette illustrée (jaquette frottée au dos). Edition originale de cette première monographie de Dubuffet, à l'initiative conjointe des galeristes Drouin et Matisse, premiers exposants des oeuvres du peintre. Illustré de 89 reproductions, en couleurs contrecollées, et en noir. Tirage limité à 1050 exemplaires numérotés, ici UN DES 50 Hors Commerce. EXEMPLAIRE DE GASTON GALLIMARD, portant un DOUBLE ENVOI de Georges Limbour et de Jean Dubuffet, "en l'honneur de l'hébergement de l'Art Brut". * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** La librairie sera fermée du 17 juillet au 8 août inclus. Les commandes reçues ce pendant seront traitées à notre retour par ordre de réception. Merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension ! *** Langue : Français

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        Chief Justices I Have Known

      Virginia Law Review Association, Charlottesville 1953 - From the November issue, a little faded; stapled wraps, 30 pages Presentation copy of the Justice's informal talk delivered at Virginia Law School, devoted with great charm and insight to Chief Justices Fuller, White, Taft, Hughes and Stone--"For Fritz Wiener / from his friend / Felix Frankfurter / Xmas 53" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        MADELINE'S RESCUE

      - BEMELMANS,LUDWIG. MADELINE'S RESCUE. NY: Viking 1953 (1953). Folio (9 x 12 1/4"), cloth, 56p., half title has owner name erased and 4 small offset marks from old tape which is gone, VG+ in excellent dust wrapper with slight creasing at spine ends. 1st edition. Madeline is saved from drowning by a dog. Beautiful color illustrations by the author. Nice copy. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MANUAL DE FOTOGRAFIA GEVAERT, A. H. CRAEYBECKX, LEANDRO ORELLANA Y MORENO 1953

      Photo-Produits Gevaert S. A. 1953 - Belgica, Amberes. 1953. 25X17. 398p. Tela, relieves y dorados. Profusión de fotografias. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref A-93 Biblioteca RED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEET ME AT THE MORGUE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953., 1953. First edition. First edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket, lightly rubbed at the spine ends and the extremities, with one small crease to top edge of rear panel. Four year old Jamie Johnson, the son of one of the community's richest men, has been kidnapped. The ransom is $50,000. Local county probation officer Howard Cross soon finds himself in the center of the investigation. An attractive copy housed in a cloth slipcase.

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