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        Nine Stories

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romantic memory of WWII, Salinger the negative affects war has on civilian life even after armistice with this story of withdrawn, orphaned children and a soldier suffering with disillusionment and post-traumatic stress disorder..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

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Maigret et l'homme du banc.

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

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        Fahrenheit 451

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

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        Front grill concept design

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

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

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

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

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        Naked Hollywood

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sermo Domini in Monte. Il Sermone del Monte

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

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        Player Piano

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

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        Photograph signed

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

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        Essays in Positive Economics

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

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        Supravital Staining of Mitochondria with Phenosafranin Dyes

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

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

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        [Photo Album]: British Soldiers in Korea and Environs

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

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        Documentos para la historia de Mejico

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

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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books 1953 - First edition, first printing. Very Good, in dust jacket with price intact. Light rubbing at edges, with a short tear at the head of the spine. Edge wear to dust jacket with chipping at spine ends and top edge, small black scuff to spine panel, fading to print on spine and two tiny chips to the interior. An attractive copy of the uncommon hardcover issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Casino Royale.

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

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        White Christmas (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

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

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        Molecular structure of nucleic acids A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid

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

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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC., NEW YORK 1953 - Hard cover First Edition, First Printing, Brown Boards, fine dust cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Correspondance autographe avec Mm. Erramouspé . 1948-1953.

      (Biarritz), 1943-1953 - 19 enveloppes peintes et environ 30 lettres, dont 10 sont illustrées.Les enveloppes sont un témoignage unique d’enveloppes peintes dans le style basque des années 20, années où la notoriété du dessinateur était la plus grande.La correspondance est amicale (sinon amoureuse), mais fournit de précieuses informations sur l’intimité de l’artiste, son parcours artistique, historique et le contexte dans lequel il vécut en France durant les années 1948-53. Edouard Fiol E Marquès (1903-1976) est né à Begur. Il étudie le dessin et la peinture à Gérone et participe aux journaux humoristiques et satiriques de l’époque. Publiciste, décorateur et affichiste, il "fut une figure proéminente dans le monde des publications et des graphiques satirico-humoristiques catalans du premier tiers du XXè siècle" (documentation en ligne). Exilé en France lors de l’entrée des troupes de Franco (1939), après un passage à Perpignan et Oléron, il obtient le statut de réfugié politique, permis qu’il doit renouveler tous les 3 ans, ce qui est à l’origine de sa correspondance avec l’assistante sociale Cécil Erramouspé. Il décède à Biarritz en 1976 après y avoir exercé ses talents d’architecte, décorateur et publiciste.

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      Editions Pierre à Feu, A. Maeght Juin, Juillet Août, Paris, 1953 - Paris, Editions Pierre à Feu, A. Maeght Juin, Juillet Août 1953. Folio. 16 S. inkl. Umschlag mit 11(von 12) Originallithographien. Originalumschlag. Originalausgabe. - Ohne die 5teilige Lithographie "Nocturne". - Das Heft erschien aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstages des Künstlers. - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Miró auf dem Umschlag "à Maurice Abra, amicalement". Es könnte sich beim Widmungsempfänger um den Dirigenten Maurice Abravanel handeln. - Umschlag fleckig und gebräunt. Einige Randläsuren. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Ace Books (An Ace Double Book). 1953. First edition, first printing. Bound back to back with Narcotic Agent by Maurice Helbrant. Original pictorial card covers. A decent very good or better copy with some rubbing and creasing to the covers but without loss or tears. The contents are entirely complete and without inscriptions or stamps. A highlight of counter-culture writing and Burroughs?' first book. . Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Die Bibel oder die ganze Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments nach der deutschen "bersetzung D. Martin Luthers

      Württembergische Bibelanstalt, Stuttgart 1953 - Buchblock sauber, Einband angeschmutzt, roter Schnitt wasserfleckig - Text in Frakturschrift. Taschenausgabe deutsch pages. kl.8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Promesse de l\'homme.

      Mourlot Freres für Editions Cercle d\'Art, 1953. EA. Vorzugsausgabe. 36 nn., einseitig bedruckte Blätter, verso weiss. O.Broschur mit Deckeltitel. Mit einer O.Lith. von Hans Erni; im Stein datiert: 19.11.1953. 2 ganzs. und 27 halbs. Illustr. von Hans Erni; unbeschn. - Eines der nur 100 Ex. der Vorzugsausgabe (GA 2\'200) auf \"Velin pur Fil JOHANNOT\" und mit einem der schönsten und ausdrucksstärksten Portträts in einer O.Lith. Ernis: \"Tete de jeune fille\". - Cailler 1,84. Der Normalausgabe wurde dieses Original nicht beigegeben. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

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        Seagulls over Sorrento [Crest of the Wave] (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1953. Draft British script for the 1954 UK film, released in the US as "Crest of the Wave." Copy belonging to sound recordist Peter Handford, with his name in holograph pencil on the front wrapper. At a top secret naval base is located on an island near the coast of Scotland, a small group of British naval officers and their staff are joined by an American scientist and his assistants to devise a new kid of torpedo. If successful, this torpedo has the potential to guarantee Anglo-American naval superiority. But testing the newly created weapon turns out to be more dangerous than expected. Shot on location in the Channel Islands. Tall goldenrod studio wrappers, marked copy No. 86, dated March, 1953. Title page integral with the first page of the script. 167 leaves, mimeograph, with white and blue-edged revision pages throughout, undated or dated variously between 5.2.52 and 19.3.53. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Good bound internally with two silver brads.

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        The Adventures of Augie March

      New York: Viking Press, 1953. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Raymita Chaffee with best wishes Saul Bellow Breadloaf VT, 1954." The recipient was a student of Bellow?'s at Breadloaf. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with a closed tear to the crown and a light brown spot to the top right side of the front panel. Contemporary inscriptions are uncommon in this, his third novel and first National Book Award winner. The Adventures of Augie March comes on stage with one of literature's most famous opening lines. "I am an American, Chicago born, and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted." Bellow quickly found a receptive audience for his new energetic style. The critic Irving Howe took note of Bellow's "free style" manner, calling it "the first major new style in American prose fiction since those of Hemingway and Faulkner." This novel went on to win the National Book Award for 1954 and was listed on Modern Library's 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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        The Crucible.

      Viking Press, New York 1953 - First edition of this central work in the canon of American drama. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Arthur Miller and dated in 1968 on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear, without the ubiquitous spine fade usually associated with this title. A superior example. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Crisis (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), vols. 60, 62-67 ,75-82, 84-89, 91-93, 95-98, 100

      Washington 1953-1993 - volumes 60, 62-67 ,75-82, 84-89, 91-93, 95-98, 100; complete volumes, bound reprint, ex library, price is for the lot. Photos available upon request.

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        Derrière le Miroir ---------- N° 60-61 - Kandinsky ------ [ REIMPRESSION ]

      Maeght - Paris 1953 . édité en octobre 1953 pour l'exposition de 45 peintures de 1923 à 1938 de KANDINSKY à la Galerie Maeght. --------- 16 pages non reliées. 5 reproductions en impression lithographique en couleurs dont 2 en double page. Tirage original. ***************** Impression lithographique 28 x 38 cm Non signé et non numéroté [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's "A" is present on the copyright page. Signed by Charles Lindbergh on the title page. Inscribed in appreciation of very helpful criticism. Signed in August 1953, one month before publication. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, light shelf wear. Light spots, name at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, price clipped, shelf wear. Light chipping, flaps trimmed, tape at the front flap. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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      [New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953] - Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version utilizing the archetypal youth's quest and coming of age theme, a theme lost in the revised version, is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A stunning copy. (#140044) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Birds of the British Isles. 12 volume set

      Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1953 - 4177pp. Numerous colour plates. [387]. Published: 1953-63. Language: eng VG : in very good condition without dust jacket Green hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering to spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GERMAN LIFE AND LETTERS (Journal). New Series, 46 Volumes: 7 (1953/54) - 52 (1999) + Fifty-Year Cumulative Index 1936-1986. [ISSN: 0016-8777].

      Hoboke/New Jersey : Blackwell Publishers, 1953-1999. 47 Books. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband 47 Books!!! Complete Collection, hard bound. Former Library Books with Stamps and Signatures. Covers with light Shelf Wear. Pages Clean, but Marks and Notes can appear in few Places. Good Condition! Ask for more Photos and Shipping Fees! // Komplette Sammlung: Neue Folge, 46 Jahrgänge: 7 (1953/54) - 52 (1999). Mit Gesamtregister 1936-1986. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichungen versehen. Einbände leicht berieben. Seiten sauber, nur an wenigen Stellen mit Anstreichungen oder Randnotizen. Bindung bei allen Bänden fest. Guter Zustand. Mehr Bilder und konkrete Angaben zum Versand senden wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage! zqx mbx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, in dust jacket with price intact. Light rubbing at edges, with a short tear at the head of the spine. Edge wear to dust jacket with chipping at spine ends and top edge, small black scuff to spine panel, fading to print on spine and two tiny chips to the interior. An attractive copy of the uncommon hardcover issue.

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        After the Funeral.

      London: for the Crime Club by Collins,, 1953. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Boards unevenly faded corresponding to pale areas of jacket, very light partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and tanned jacket with a few small chips and short closed tears. First edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year as Funerals Are Fatal. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "John from Agatha, June 1953".

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1953] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. "An orphaned youth on an overcrowded future Earth longs to go into space. He manages to gain a berth aboard a starship which goes astray and winds up in an unknown region. Luckily, the hero's mathematical ability enables him to calculate the route home through hyperspace. A gripping 'juvenile' in this author's best vein." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition, p. 349. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516. Early owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in very good first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with shallow loss at spine ends and light wear at corner tips. (#141057) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Autobiography with Musings on Recent Events in India.

      London, The Bodley Head, 1953. New Edition Containing an Additional Chapter, Five Years Later. 623 Seiten 8°, gebundene Ausgabe mit Schutzumschlag, diesen mit Randläsuren sowie Einrissen, diese aber fachmännisch hinterlegt, auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz Stempel des Vorbesitzers, der Einband an den Ecken minimal bestossen, ansonsten sauber und frisch, vom Autor signiert und datiert (Dez. 4. 1955). Jawaharlal Nehru (* 14. November 1889 in Allahabad - + 27. Mai 1964 in Neu-Delhi) war ein indischer Politiker und von 1947 bis 1964 erster Ministerpräsident Indiens. Des weiteren war er auch Privatsekretär Mahatma Gandhis. Er ist auch bekannt als Pandit Nehru. Seine einzige Tochter ist Indira Gandhi, ebenfalls Ministerpräsidentin von 1966 mit kurzer Unterbrechung bis 1977 sowie von 1980 bis zu ihrer Ermordung 1984. Signierte Bücher von Jawaharlal Nehru sind extrem selten!!! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Contes. L'Eté du Beau Cheval Blanc - Le Voyage de Hanford - Le Cirque.

      - P. Les Cent Bibliophiles de France et d'Amérique 1953. Petit in-4° en ff, sous couverture en couleurs, chemise et étui. Trois contes extraits de "My name is Arar" traduits par Anne GREEN (fille de Julien GREEN) et illustrés de 11 bois en couleurs dont 1 sur la couverture et 10 dans le texte d'Henri LAURENS. Tirage unique à 147 exemplaires sur papier Vergé. Le dernier ouvrage illustré par LAURENS

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        Timmler, Karl. - Moritzburger Felder mit Weinberghäuschen. - "Am Burgbergweg".

      - Zeichnung / Aquarell, auf Hahnemühlebütten, 1953. Von Karl Timmler. 46,5 x 61,2 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten signiert. Am Blattrand links unten Wasserzeichen der Hahnemühle. - Papier gebräunt. Blattrand mit Resten einer ehemaligen Montierung. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Karl Timmler (1906 Liegnitz/Niederschlesien - 1996 Moritzburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker des Realismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Besuchte 1924-30 die Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. Studierte 1931-38 an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Ferdinand Dorsch, Max Feldbauer, Rudolf Schramm-Zittau und Richard Müller. Seit 1946 in Moritzburg wohnhaft malte er bevorzugt Landschaften seiner näheren Umgebung sowie Porträts. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Timmler, Karl. - Blick auf den Rosenberg bei Reinhardtsdorf. - "Reinhardtsdorf".

      - Zeichnung / Aquarell, auf Fabriano-Bütten, 1953. Von Karl Timmler. 42,2 x 55,7 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten signiert und betitelt. Am unteren Blattrand Wasserzeichen der Papiermühle. - Verso kleines Inventarisierungsetikett. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Karl Timmler (1906 Liegnitz/Niederschlesien - 1996 Moritzburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker des Realismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Besuchte 1924-30 die Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. Studierte 1931-38 an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Ferdinand Dorsch, Max Feldbauer, Rudolf Schramm-Zittau und Richard Müller. Seit 1946 in Moritzburg wohnhaft malte er bevorzugt Landschaften seiner näheren Umgebung sowie Porträts. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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