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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]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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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".

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

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

      [Bookseller: John McCormick]
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        Fêtes Galantes.

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

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

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

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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.

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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]

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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

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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]

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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]

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        GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN.

      

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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.

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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.

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        Casino Royale.

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Nine Stories

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

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        Maigret et l'homme du banc.

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

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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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        PICK-UP - ORIGINAL COVER PAINTING

      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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