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        HEROIDES.

      Officina Bodoni 1953 In - folio p. (mm. 381x282), copertina edit. in carta a tino contenente, a fogli sciolti, pp. 138; astuccio in cartonato. Quindici epistole nel latino originale a cura di Luigi Castiglioni, con 15 litografie di Francesco Messina (1900 - 1995, fra i più grandi scultori figurativi del Novecento italiano), tirate da Pietro Fornasetti. Cfr. Cat. Mardersteig, n. 104: ?Stampato a cura di Erardo Aeschlimann, Alessandro Cutolo e Giovanni Mardersteig, per l?Istituto di Biblioteconomia e Bibliografia Ulrico Hoepli dell?Università degli Studi di Milano?. Tiratura di 166 esempl. numerati, su carta a tino Fabriano, e firmati dall?artista. Il ns., 117, è in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        The Maximus Poems / 1-10

      Stuttgart: Jonathan Williams. 1953. First. First edition. Quarto. Introduction by Robert Creeley laid in as issued. Calligraphic covers by Jonathan Williams. Issued as Jargon 7. Spine a little sunned, else near fine in stiff wrappers, in original age-toned, very good slipcase. This is the deluxe issue of 50 copies Signed by Charles Olson. .

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        Seven Years in Tibet. Introduction by Peter Fleming. Translated from the German by Richard Graves.

      London, Rupert Hart-Davies, 1953, - in-8vo, XIII + 2 unnum p. with map of Tibet (+1 bl.) + 288 p. + 24 plates in b/w & colour, some spots on guards and edges, small legacy stamp on first fly ?Guggisberg?, original blue cloth, spine with gilt lettering, Org. jacket in colour. First english edition (first printing, 16 s. on flap). A fine copy of world-wide success in printing. Those who haven?t yet read Harrer?s ?Seven years?, can now do so in this very rare first edition. Fascinating account of escape across the Himalayas and of the years he spent in Tibet, by one of Germany's top pre-war mountaineer's (first ascent of north face of the Eiger in 1938). Translated from German by Richard Graves and with an introduction by Peter Fleming.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. YAKUSHI H53. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Production cel for Peter Pan.

      Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Studios,, 1953. Gouache on celluloid on original background (311 x 252 mm). Mounted, glazed, and presented in a wooden frame. Gouache flaking in a couple of spots. In excellent condition. An original animation cel for Disney's Peter Pan (1953), inscribed by Disney on the mount board: "To Tabs Taberer, Best wishes Walt Disney". Depicts John and Michael Darling, Slightly, Cubby, and one of the Lost Boy twin tied to the mast of the Jolly Roger, as seen in the scene when Wendy walks the plank.

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        Go Tell it on the Mountain

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1953 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. The ORIGINAL sophisticated First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Baldwin First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        1953 THREE SCARCE WILLIAM SAROYAN DRAFT SCREENPLAYS of THE WAYWARD BUS by JOHN STEINBECK housed in a Custom Clamshell Case

      1953. THREE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYS by WILLIAM SAROYAN based on THE WAYWARD BUS by JOHN STEINBECK. Three Mimeographed Screenplay Drafts in Printed "Chas. K. Feldman Group Productions" wrappers, inner pages 3-hole punched at the left side, bound with 3 brass brads, 8.5x11" paper, two of the drafts are printed on white paper, one on yellow paper, pages printed on one side only, 155 pages, 172 pages and 150 pages. In a Custom Made Clamshell Box that has a leather spine and marbled paper inner lining. The back of the spine is titled in gilt "THE WAYWARD BUS". One screenplay draft, the one printed on yellow paper, is dated 6/17/54 - 6/18/54, with one or the other of those dates typed at the top of some of the pages. Another draft is undated, and another is dated July 13, 1953, in pencil on the title page. The un-dated script has A FULL PAGE OF HANDWRITTEN NOTES & CORRECTIONS written on the blank backside of the last page. Though unsigned, these manuscript notes are likely in SAROYAN'S HAND. Peter Howard (see more information about Peter below), who was very familiar with Saroyan autograph material, claimed that the writing was Saroyan's, and it certainly appears to be Saroyan's handwriting to me, but the writing may very well be by an unknown (to me) reader who Saroyan relied on for editorial comments. I do not know for certain whose hand the notes are in. I have provided a quality image of the page of notes for your determination. Two of the scripts have a number of hand corrections, changes and marks; these also appear to be in the hand of Saroyan, but they may be by another hand entirely. These 3 Saroyan / Steinbeck Screenplay Drafts were All Owned by CHARLES K. FELDMAN GROUP PRODUCTIONS, with His Company's Printed Wrappers holding each Saroyan Screenplay Draft. Provenance of the late PETER HOWARD, ABAA, owner of the now gone SERENDIPITY BOOKS, Berkeley, California. PETER acquired a large collection of items by William Saroyan, a writer he greatly admired. Much of the material was sold and/or donated by Peter to Stanford University and to the William Saroyan trust. This group of 3 Saroyan Scripts was Priced by the PETER HOWARD,at $25,000: Laid-in the clamshell box, on top of the scripts, is a note in Peter Howard's hand, pricing the set of scripts at $25,000 (those of you familiar with Peter's pricing and his codes will recognize his marks and price); Peter's $25,000 price and code, along with a few relevant notes, are also written, in pencil, on the title page of one of the drafts. Peter believed that these Screenplays by Saroyan were among his most difficult items to find. Condition: All the manuscripts have some toning, signs of handling (thumbing), a few tape remnants to inner pages, and covers that have some writing, stamps and edgewear (one cover has remnants of a large label of some sort). Some of the inner pages have relevant handwritten notes, marks and dates. Overall VERY GOOD condition, tight, bright and clean. The clamshell case is in NEAR FINE condition, solid and lovely, just a touch of wear to the leather edges. How these scripts came into being: ******In 1952 Hollywood Super-Agent turned Film-Producer Charlie Feldman bought the rights to JOHN STEINBECK'S 1947 novel, THE WAYWARD BUS, and hired playwright and novelist WILLIAM SAROYAN to adapt it for the screen. Saroyan makes a valiant effort in these three drafts, but in 1955 Feldman gave up and sold the film rights to Twentieth Century Fox, who hired Ivan Moffat to pen the script.****** About the FILM: ******When the film finally came out in May 1957, it was a critical and commercial failure. The screenplay by Ivan Moffat was considered a hatchet-job at best (the producers should have stuck with Saroyan!). The film was never officially released on DVD because Steinbeck's widow bought back the rights and refuses to let it be released because Steinbeck was greatly displeased with the final result.****** Very Good

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        Alder Lake. A Symposium of Nostalgic and Natural Observation

      Liberty, New York: Printed at the Fuelane Press, 1953. First edition. One of 400 copies. "Not for sale or for public distribution.", with pen correction on p. 2 and on front pastedown. Illustrated. [iv], 138, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown cloth. With folding map laid in. Map endpapers. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author, "To/ For lovely acquaintances-Ollie and Jane Evans Jack R. Gerow.". First edition. One of 400 copies. "Not for sale or for public distribution.", with pen correction on p. 2 and on front pastedown. Illustrated. [iv], 138, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE. Heller 1:491; not in Bruns

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        LES VISAGES DE L'OMBRE (FACES IN THE DARK) - REVIEW COPY, INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS

      Paris: Éditions Denoël, 1953. First French Edition. First Printing (and correct First), preceding the British edition by two years - a Review Copy, with the "Presse" punch present at upper left corner of rear cover. Octavo; illustrated wrappers; 236pp, [3]. Inscribed both authors to Jean Beyt on the front endpaper: "à Monsieur Jean Beyt / Bien sympathetiquement / Pierre Boileau," below which Narcejac has added his signature. Brief numerical notation to front endpaper, covers lightly worn and soiled overall, mild tanning to text edges, with a few unobtrusive creases and a neat 3/4" split at base of front joint; binding sound - Very Good. The second novel by the by the celebrated French crime fiction duo. The novel centers around an inventor who, while determined to develop the perfect lightbulb, is blinded during a freak lab accident and suffers a nervous breakdown. Though he is convinced he is going mad, it soon becomes apparent that it is a deliberate attempt by his wife, partner, and brother. Basis for the 1960 British thriller directed by David Eady, and starring John Gregson, Mai Zetterling, and John Ireland. Uncommon in the first edition, and the only copy of this title we have seen or handled signed by the authors.

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        HEROIDES.

      Verona, Officina Bodoni, 1953. In-folio p. (mm. 381x282), copertina edit. in carta a tino contenente, a fogli sciolti, pp. 138; astuccio in cartonato. Quindici epistole nel latino originale a cura di Luigi Castiglioni, con 15 litografie di Francesco Messina (1900-1995, fra i più grandi scultori figurativi del Novecento italiano), tirate da Pietro Fornasetti. Cfr. Cat. Mardersteig, n. 104: ?"Stampato a cura di Erardo Aeschlimann, Alessandro Cutolo e Giovanni Mardersteig, per l?'Istituto di Biblioteconomia e Bibliografia Ulrico Hoepli dell?'Università degli Studi di Milano?". Tiratura di 166 esempl. numerati, su carta a tino Fabriano, e firmati dall?'artista. Il ns., 117, è in ottimo stato.

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        [12 leaves from: Statuta synodalia herbipolensia].[Würzburg, Georg Reyser, ca. 1486]. Folio. Printed in red and black in rotunda type (32 lines; printed area: 18 x 12 cm; type: 112a). With illustrations cut from 19th- or 20th-century reproductions of early woodcuts (ca. 21 x 14 cm) pasted on the front (Annunciation) and back pastedown (Christophorus, with the year "cccc xx tercio").. Later bound in two leaves from a 13th-century vellum theological manuscript, rubricated and decorated with alternating red and blue initials with penwork.

      Cf. BMC II, 572; Goff S-741; Hain 15036; Hubay, Inc. Universitätsbibl. Würzburg, 1953; ISTC is00741000. Interesting example of the study of early printing in 19th-century England. The 12 leaves come from the library of the 19th-century collector Dr C. Inglis, whose father boasted an impressive collection of early printed books. Inglis believed that the leaves came from an unknown work titled De vita et honestate clericorum ex consilio Moguntinum, printed in 1453 by Gerhardus Episcopus. Tipped in is a letter to Inglis by the well-known bibliographer William Blades discussing this matter. Although the text opens with "De Vita et honestate clericorum ex consilio Maguntinensis Gerhardi Archiepiscipi", it was in fact part of Statuta synodalia herbipolensia, printed at Würzburg by Georg Reyser in ca. 1486. The first 6 leaves are [2]-[d]7 and the final 6 leaves are quire [g].With owner's inscription of Sir Edward Coates, bookplate with initials "CC" (Clifford Coates), the bookplate of Dr. C. Inglis, and some annotations on front pastedown; an autograph letter signed by Wiliam Blades to C. Inglis tipped to flyleaf. 12 well-preserved leaves.

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        County Borough of Ipswich Building Byelaws made under the Public Health Act, 1936 (1953 edition)

      Shaw & Sons, 1953. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        President Eisenhower inscribes a photograph to a prominent Jewish Congressman

      [Washington, D.C.], 1953/1954. 8" x 10". "Photograph Signed ?For Congressman Louis B. Heller. ?" warm personal / regard and with best wishes to a distinguished American / Dwight D. Eisenhower? as President. After completing and signing his inscription, before he presented the photograph to Heller, Eisenhower added ? ?" warm personal / regard and? with a different pen. The President had most likely reminded himself that he had personally met and spoken with Congressman Heller at an informal White House luncheon on May 12, 1953. Sepiatone, 8? x 10?. Mounting remnants on verso. Fine condition. Prominent Jewish leader Louis Benjamin Heller (1905-1993) represented Brooklyn in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 until he resigned on July 21, 1954, sixteen months after Eisenhower?s inauguration, to become a judge of the Court of Special Sessions of New York City, serving from July 22, 1954, to December 1958. Elected a justice of the City Court of the City of New York, he served until 1966; he was a judge of the Supreme Court of the State of New York from 1966-1977. In a message on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, on September 10, 1953, President Eisenhower said in part, ?Among the greatest lessons your history can teach, as the world struggles to find its way toward peace, are the patience and good will that have so frequently seen expression in the thousands of years of Jewish life. May this New Year bring to peoples of good faith everywhere the reassurance that more tranquil days are indeed near, and that the citizens of all nations will learn to live together with the understanding and harmony that God-loving people so fervently desire.?From the Collection of Louis B. Heller"

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        Meet Me at the Morgue

      New York Alfred A. Knopf 1953 - First Edition of Ross Macdonald's "Meet Me at the Morgue" MACDONALD, Ross. Meet Me at the Morgue. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First edition. Octavo. 212, [2], pp. Original yellow and red patterned paper over boards, dust jacket. Some rubbing and scuffing to jacket, a few tape repairs to verso. Very good. HBS 67413. $850 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete set of the Bond novels and stories.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953-66. 14 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, spines and covers blocked in red, silver, gold and blind after the original cloth cover lettering and designs, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, plum endpapers, silver edges. A fine set. First editions, first impressions. A complete set of all Ian Fleming's original Bond books, from Casino Royale (1953) to Octopussy (1966).

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        CHILDHOOD'S END

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. cloth.. Previous owner's name and address in ink on front paste-down hidden. by the jacket flap. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket. with two mended closed tears at bottom edge of front panel, 20 mm. closed tear at upper front spine fold, and some light internal. spotting and foxing with just a bit of show through on lower portion. of front panel. A nice copy in an attractive jacket. (#149058). First edition. An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 246. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41.

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        Childhood's End

      US: Ballantine Books. New York, Ballantine Books, 1953. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy with a little bumping, and the occassional short closed tear. A little fading to the spine and a small chip to the lower spine tip. A nice copy overall. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1953.

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        A Poem Called Tunning of Elynour Rummynge, the Famous Ale-Wife of England

      Worcester, Massachusetts : Gehenna Press, 1953 Signed by Esther and Leonard Baskin on the press mark page following the colophon page. Limited edition of 118 copies. This is number 25. This is the fifth publication of Gehenna Press. With 13 wood engravings by Leonard Baskin. Printed in red and black. The author was Poet Laureate to King Henry the VIII. Bound in blue paper over boards, with paper labels on the front cover and spine. Covers are age toned along extremities, with a 1.5 inch off white mark on the front panel, 1/2 inch stain on the back panel, small stain on paper title label to front. Surface paper is split on rear board, along the bottom half of the seam with the back strap. Paper label on spine is age toned. Interior is clean and unmarked, with some age toning along margins that does not impinge on the text or illustrations. Some slight foxing to end papers. Binding is solid. Text block is square.

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        Seitenübermalung IV", 1953.

      - Gouache auf gedrucktem Text (Buchseite aus Darwins „Über die Entstehung der Arten"). 15,5 x 24 cm, signiert u. datiert. (Hans Bischoffshausen, Feld am See/Ktn. 1927-1987 Villach) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        FAHRENHEIT 451

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. white asbestos boards.. Fragile asbestos binding has just a bit of dust soiling to cover, but. it is a fine, superb copy of a delicately bound book, rarely found. free of soiling and wear. This is one the finest copies we have seen.. (#151231). First edition. One of 200 numbered copies signed by Bradbury and bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, an asbestos material. This is copy number 8. A short novel expanded from the novella "The Fireman" published in 1951. "While the jet bombers boom overhead and another nuclear war threatens, Americans live a mindless life in a society where everyone is encouraged to lose himself in such distractions as four-wall television, hearing-aid radios, high-speed travel, and group sports. Life is reduced to the paste- pudding norm of a mass audience, for it serves the purpose of the government to keep people from thinking ... The gadget are, of course, marvelous and everywhere, while the greatest enemies of the status quo are books, which, when they are occasionally discovered, are burned by firemen who are, in this fireproof age, no longer needed to put out fires, but to set them ..." - Hillegas, The Future as Nightmare, pp. 158-9. "In a totalitarian state, books are burned and private thought or action is criminal." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-153. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55.

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        Seitenübermalung III", 1953.

      - Gouache auf gedrucktem Text (Buchseite aus Darwins „Über die Entstehung der Arten", Kapitel „In ungewöhnlicher Weise entwickelte Teile sind sehr veränderlich"). 15,5 x 24 cm, signiert u. datiert. (Hans Bischoffshausen, Feld am See/Ktn. 1927-1987 Villach) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE DEMOLISHED MAN.

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1953] - Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. One of the subscriber's copies signed by Bester on the front free endpaper. A classic SF novel based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (1866) "in which the obsessed villain ultimately fails to avoid detection by a telepathic policeman, but finds the prospect of punitive 'demolition' less terrible than its name implies." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 275. Winner of the 1953 Hugo award for best novel and runner-up for the 1954 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-116. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 7. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 529-32. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#148449) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Frozen Flame

      Rupert Hart-Davis, London 1953 - This book is in excellent condition. The pages are crisp and clean, with no marks or wear. The burgundy covers are bright, and the silver gilt spine lettering is still shiny. The dust jacket is unclipped, and is in Very Good condition, with minor edgewear, and one shallow nick of paper missing from the top of the front panel. The paper of the spine has darkened slightly. The attached scan gives a better idea of the conditoin of the jacket, and additional scans are available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Werke. 14 Bände der Reihe.

      Hamburg Rowohlt Verlag ( - 1959) 1953 - Kl.-8°. Zus. über 6470 S. Flexible rote Lederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, Kopfgoldschnitt und roten Lesebändchen, 11 Bände im Original-Schuber (wenige Bände gering berieben, 1 Rückenschild nachgedunkelt, 1 Bd mit eingeklebtem Umschlag). 14 Bände aus der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleder aus der Neuausgabe der entzückenden Taschenausgabe von Balzac in Dünndruck: 1. Albertus Savarus. 2. Der Alchimist. 3. Cäsar Birotte aus Grösse und Niedergang. 4. Die Geheimnisse der Fürstin von Cadignan. Novellen. 5. Heimliche Könige. Novellen. 6. Künstler und Narren. Novellen. 7. Die Lilie im Tal. 8. Pariser Novellen. 9. Pierrette. 10. Die tödlichen Wünsche. 11. Vater Goriot. 12.Vetter Pons. 13. Volksvertreter. 14. Zwei Frauen.- Übersetzer sind Otto Flake (2), Else von Hollander (2), Heinrich Eduard Jacobs, Hugo Kaatz (2), Max Krell, Hete Maas, Rosa Schapire (2) u.a. 2000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STARMAN JONES .

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1953] - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516. A fine copy in near fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with light wear at upper spine end and tanning to spine panel with show through to white lettering. A nice copy. (#140127) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Harvey

      Oxford University Press, New York 1953 - First printing. A clean and bright VG+ copy in a VG dust jacket. Basis for the 1950 film directed by Henry Koster and starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull and Peggy Dow. Scarce, especially in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Henry James. A Biography

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis,, 1953?-72. 5 volumes, octavo. Original red and blue cloth. With the dust jackets. Illustrated in black and white. An excellent set in dust jackets with light toning to spine panels and the occasional minor mark or split. First editions, first impressions. Inscribed by Leon Edel to US photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn: "Alvin Langdon Coburn, who helped me find the palazzo of 'The [indecipherable] Papers', his friend, Leon Edel, Rhos-on-Sea, 4 July 1963" (front free endpaper of second volume). With two loose autograph letters, one from Edel to Coburn, dated July 1963, the other, undated, from Coburn to Edel, discussing the biography and a photograph Coburn took of Edel. Also laid in are three typed letters signed and related newspaper clippings. Two of the letters are from publisher Rupert Hart-Davis to Coburn, thanking him for a portfolio of photographs, and one from Coburn to Hart-Davis. From the library of British poet and writer John Lehmann (1907?-1987), founder of the influential literary periodical New Writing, with his signature to the front free endpaper of the fourth volume and his pencil notes on the rear endpaper.

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        JANE AND PRUDENCE

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1953. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original burgundy cloth with light blue titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean with tiny bumps at the extremities and a slight lean, the contents with a previous owner's name to the front free endpaper otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed and marked dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. An attractive copy, scarce in signed state. Signed twice and inscribed by the author. Underneath the previous owner's name on the front endpaper the author has inscribed in black ink ?"With all good wishes / Barbara Pym / RNA 8th March 1978?". On the title page the author has signed in black ink underneath her printed name.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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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed. First edition, first printing with matching dates on title and copyright page. Signed by Alfred C. Kinsey on the half title page. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket. Inner front hinge exposed, leaving binding slightly tender. Small ink notation on front and rear paste downs. Tide mark to top and bottom edge of page block, affecting top margins of some pages as well. Spine shows light reading wear. The dust jacket shows crimping and chipping along top edge, with tape repair and evidence of tape removal to verso. The second of two groundbreaking works on human sexual behavior which would become known as The Kinsey Reports. Rare signed.

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        Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura

      Roma, Facolta di Architettura, Universita di Roma, 1953 - 1980. 9 volumes. Fascicules 1-156 bound in 9 gray cloth hardcovers; 35x25 cm. Many illustrations, plates, plans, some folding. Italian. - (first volumes paper sl. browned, 1 volume has a few pages with a stain) Although very good set, see picture.

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        The Tunhuang Mural Paintings [Les Fresques de Touenhouang]. Dun Huang Bi Hua Xuan. Volume Two

      Peking: Jung Pao Chai Studio; Rong Bao Zhai Xin Ji, 1953 - First edition, first printing. Folio, 43.6*32cm, Vol. II, with plate lists and 12 numbered loose plates of woodblock prints. Text in Chinese, Russian, English and French. Top flap of folder slightly chipped, text pages and plates almost as new. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lucky Jim (First Printing, Signed in the Month of Publication)

      Gollancz 1953 - First edition, first impression, signed, dated and inscribed in the month of publication by Kingsley Amis: ‘All the best to Ray Manwell/ from Kingsley Amis/ January 1954’. Finely re-bound in bright green morocco stamped in gilt; five raised bands to the spine; marbled endpapers and gilt to the edge of the page block; faint mark to the upper board and a small rub to the top-edge of the block; the pages show some mottled browning to the first and last 30 pages or so. A very handsome copy, signed at the time of publication by the then unknown Amis. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bradhurst Fine Editions Ltd.]
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        The Little Steamroller

      London: Parrish,, 1953. Original boards. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout in colour by Dorothy Craigie. A fine copy in the dust jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Caucasian Battlefields

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1953. First . Hardcover. VG+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A history of the wars on the Turco-Caucasian Border 1928-1921. 614 pp, profuse ill and an amazing 39 folding maps. Scarce. VG+.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Invisible Man

      London: Gollancz, 1953. First British edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First British edition. The first British edition of Ellison's classical work, published a year after the U.S. edition. A near fine, price-clipped book in a very good dust jacket. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Some soiling to the unoated and iconic Gollancz jacket. Sunning to the spine. Tape reinforcement to the interior spine ends of the jacket. Small Australian bookseller label on front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        The Ascent of Everest" signed by author Sir John Hunt, the leader of the first successful expedition to the top of Mount Everest, and four members of the party making the historic ascent

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo.. "Book Signed ""John Hunt,"" ""Michael Ward,"" ""Charles Evans,"" ""Michael Westmacott,"" and ""Wilfred Noyce"" (lightly smudged) on the front free-endpaper. The Ascent of Everest by John Hunt, 300 pages, 5.75"" x 8.75"". London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. ""First Published November 1953 / Second Impression December 1953."" Copiously illustrated in black and white and color. Dust jacket, minor flaws, not price clipped. Very Good condition.From Hunt's text: ""On 1st November [1952] the party was decided and the names were submitted to the Himalayan Committee on the 7th ... ""Charles Evans, F.R.C.S., aged 33, short and sturdy, sandy-haired, was at that time a surgeon in the Walton Hospital, Liverpool. At intervals between his professional appointments he had found time to take part in three expeditions to the Himalaya ... Michael Westmacott was 27. He had no previous Himalayan experience, although he had served in the East at the end of the war as a Sapper officer. An ex-President of the Oxford University Mountaineering Club, he is a mountaineer of the first rank ... Wilfrid Noyce is a schoolmaster and author ... Aged 34, he was, at the outbreak of war in 1939, one of our foremost young mountaineers ... Michael Ward, aged 27, was our Doctor. He is a very fine climber too..."" John Hunt, leader of the expedition, describes himself: ""I had been climbing intermittently since 1925, when I climbed my first high Alpine peak at the age of 15. I had fitted in ten Alpine summer seasons, as well as a great deal of ski-ing. I had also done much rock climbing in this country...""News of the expedition's success reached London on the morning of June 2, 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. John Hunt received his knighthood on his return to London, in July 1953."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Le questionnaire EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1953. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation, one of the review copies. Valuable and rare autograph dedication signed by the author Maurice Blanchot. boards lightly soiled, otherwise good copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé de Ernst von Salomon à Maurice Blanchot. Plats légèrement salis, sinon agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La vocation de Caroline EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Grasset, 1953. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1953, 14x19cm, relié. - first edition, a copy of the press service. Binding to open bradel paper gray wooden way, as part of black shagreen, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, Goy & binding signed Vilaine. Precious autograph Henry Monfreid to writer Marcel Ayme. Please insert tab mounted on top of the book. Bel pleasantly established exemplary. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaire du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier gris façon bois, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée Goy & Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe de Henry de Monfreid à L'écrivain Marcel Aymé. Prière d'insérer monté en sur onglet en tête de l'ouvrage. Bel exemplaire très agréablement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        DOCTOR FAUST: A PLAY BASED UPON GERMAN PUPPET VERSIONS

      Chicago: Caxton Club, 1953. Apparently No. 2 of 3 HAND-COLORED COPIES (of 350 total) n. Hardcover. 264 x 171 mm (10 3/8 x 6 3/4"). 36 leaves. Apparently No. 2 of 3 HAND-COLORED COPIES (of 350 total). Publisher's gray cloth-backed paper boards, later sturdy marbled paper slipcase. With 20 hand-colored 15th century style woodcuts by Fritz Kredel. Signed by Fritz Kredel, Victor Hammer, and Elizabeth Kner in the colophon. With a yellow folded card laid in announcing this copy as one of three hand-colored copies. "Victor Hammer: Artist and Printer," p. 178. A tiny area of soiling at top of spine, otherwise a very fine copy inside and out. In a work that brings together some of the brightest stars of mid-20th century book making, this curious take on the Faust legend has Kasper the Clown, a character from the German puppetry tradition, posing as Mephistopheles and stealing the show. The Faust story still plays out, but this time Faust falls because of his own foolishness, rather than the power of the Devil. This particular manifestation is based on a German version published in 1950 by the Bauerschen Giesserei in Frankfurt, and was a joint project between the Caxton Club and the Society of Typographic Arts, organized by R. Hunter Middleton, a member of both organizations. The charming woodcuts by Fritz Kredel (1900-73) appeared in the Bauer edition and were authorized for re-use in this printing. The work was designed and typeset by the renowned Victor Hammer (1882-1967), and printed by Hammer's son Jacob in red and black on handmade paper. The book was bound by Elizabeth Kner (d. 1998), a Hungarian Jew who hid from the Nazis in a secret compartment in her studio when Germany took over Hungary during World War II. After the War, she immigrated to Chicago, where she worked at the Newberry Library until 1953. In that year, she founded her own bindery, which she ran with Bill Anthony until retiring in 1987. We have not been able to verify whether this copy came from the publisher as one of only three with hand-colored woodcuts (though the fact that it is copy #2 might suggest this). What we can say with certitude is that our colorist did a pleasing, careful job, and that the coloring adds significantly to the appeal of the book.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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