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        One More Brevity

      Spiral Press), (NY 1953 - First edition. One of 587 copies with Frost's imprint. Decorations by Philip Grushkin. This copy bears an inscription by Frost on the title page to William Sloane and his wife, Julie. Sloane was Frost's editor at Holt and headed up the trade department from 1938 to 1946, when he left to form his own publishing concern. Sloane had his own imprint of the Frost Christmas greeting through 1945. Frost, who remained friendly with Sloane after his departure, signs off this inscription "your faithful friend." Few small, faint spots to tan wrappers, else a fine copy with an equally fine association. (Crane B25). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        LITOGRAFIA ORIGINAL FIRMADA DE JOSEP MARIA SUBIRACHS , MUY RARA 1953

      1953 - LITOGRAFIA ORIGINAL FIRMADA DE JOSEP MARIA SUBIRACHS, MUY RARA 1953. 43X33. TIRADA DE 50 EJEMPLARES, Nº 42. REF 20 SUBI 3. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Poèsies Choisies et préfacées par Pierre Mac Orlan. Vingt pointes sèches originales de Jean Frelaut.

      Paris, Editions de l'Arc en Ciel, 1953, 1 vol. in-4 (327 x 257) en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui cartonnés bordeaux avec veines en or, de 309 pp. - (1) f. (achevé d'imprimer). Chemise et étui très légèrement accidentés sur les bords, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Préface et choix de Pierre Mac Orlan. 20 pointes-sèches originales hors-texte de Jean Frélaut. Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires, 1 des 175 sur Grand Vélin pur fil des Papeteries du Marais (N°134). Contient des poèmes issus de Poèmes Saturniens - Fêtes Galantes - La Bonne Chanson - Romances sans Paroles - Sagesse - Jadis et Naguère - Amour - Parallèlement - Dédicaces - Bonheur - Chansons pour elle - Liturgies intimes - Odes en son honneur - Elégies - Dans les Limbes - Epigrammes - Invectives - Poèmes divers. Jean Frélaut (1879-1954), peintre, graveur et illustrateur de livres. "Dès le jour où Mac Langhlan l'initia au métier d'aquafortiste, il s'appliqua, avec une volonté tenace et réfléchie, à graver dans le cuivre l'intense amour qu'il éprouvait pour la nature et pour le sol de son territoire ancestral. Le Morbihan, rude et tendu, se prête magnifiquement aux descriptions de Frélaut" in "La gravure les procédés et l'histoire" de Jean Bersier, 1948.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        Schweizerisches Archiv für Volkskunde / Archives suisses des Traditions populaires. 49. Jhg. 1953 bis 61. Jhg. 1965 fast kmpl.; es fehlen nur die Nummern 3 u. 4 im 60. Jhg. [= 12 vollst. Jhge. u. 1 unvollst. Jhg.]. Vierteljahrsschrift.

      Basel, Verlag der Schweiz. Ges. für Volkskunde 1953 - Je Jhg. ca. 200-300 S., tls. mit Textabb. u. Taf., Gr.-8°, O-Karton (Hefte) Die Beiträge widmen sich vorwiegend der Schweiz, ab u. an aber auch anderen Ländern wie Skandinavien oder Griechenland; ein Text sogar über den Islam. Manche Texte auch in französisch oder italienisch. Daneben auch immer wieder ausführliche Buchbesprechungen u. jeder Bd. mit Jhgs.-Titel u. Register. - Gute Expl.; die Einbände tls. mit altersentsprechenden Gebrauchsspuren; einige Hefte auf der ersten Seite mit Nummer, ansonsten sind die Expl. überwiegend noch garnicht aufgeschnitten.

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        THE DODO AND KINDRED BIRDS or The Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands

      London, H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd, 1953.. LIMITED EDITION 1953, 485 COPIES ONLY, this copy numbered 139. 4to, approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 11 plates in colour, 11 black and white plates, 35 drawings in the text, pages: xvi, 1-250 pages including index, bound in original publisher's blue buckram, small gilt vignette of Dodo to upper cover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, top edges gilt, in unclipped dustwrapper. Small nick to top edge of lower panel and tiny ink mark to spine otherwise a Fine copy. The author deals with the different species of Dodo and Solitaire, reviewing the historical and pictorial evidences, detailing the remains of specimens, recounting the story of extermination, and describing in detail the appearance and habits of these amazing birds. Some 36 other species of extinct bird are also described including the Great Water Hen, The Almost Flightless Heron and Leguat's Starling. This is the most important work on the subject since the studies of Strickland and Rothschild. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Fahrenheit 451.

      

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        THE DEMOLISHED MAN

      Shasta Publishers [1953], Chicago - Octavo, quarter cloth with boards. The author's first novel. One of the signed subscriber copies (signed by Bester on front free end paper). 1953 Hugo award winner (the first Hugo award winner), runner-up for the International Fantasy Award runner-up, 1954. "One of modern SF's top novels." -Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-30. "A convincing portrait of how a society of mutual mind readers might actually function." ".this story richly earned its Hugo for Best Novel." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-18. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #7. A fine copy in a fine, as new dust jacket. (16006) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Assignment In Eternity

      Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1953. Limited Numbered First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine+/Near Fine in Archival Plastic. A beautiful burnt orange cloth Limited Numbered First Edition (so stated) inscribed by the author on the limitation page: "To Raymond Epstein, Sincerely, R.A. Heinlein" and hand-numbered 105 of 500 Limited signed Firsts. The limitation page has been tipped in and is in bright shiny stock. The book features gold titling that is clear and is in fine condition overall but for natural toning to the page edges and very light bumping on the spine ends. The colorful dustjacket is complete with the original price ($3.00). The color panels are bright and colorful and the cream panels are unusually bright. There is darkening on the back fold crease, minor loss at the spine ends and minor wear overall. A very nice copy of an early Heinlein book that features four long science fiction stories in the signed first edtion.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Neue Deutsche Biographie. Band 1 (A - Beh) bis Band 24 (Schw - Sta).

      Berlin: Duncker & Humblodt, 1953 - 2010. - Ca. 19200 Seiten Die ersten 24 Bände der Neuen Deutschen Biographie (NDB) in vollständiger Sammlung, davon Bd. 1-6 als Nachdruck von 1971. Ohne ADB/NDB-Gesamtregister auf CD-R. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Ehemalige Bibliotheksexemplare mit Stempeln und Signaturen. Orig.-Leineneinbände, foliert, mit Gebrauchspuren und teilweise etwas verblichen. Buchschnitte nachgedunkelt, teilweise staubfleckig und jeweils mit mehreren Filzstiftmarkierungen versehen, die teilweise auch auf den Seitenrändern sichtbar sind. Bindungen ausnahmslos fest. Vorsatzblatt und Schmutztitel von Bd. 1 und 7 knittrig. Text sauber. Sollten Fragen Ihrerseits bestehen, setzen Sie sich gerne telefonisch oder per eMail mit uns in Verbindung. mbx Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 44500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        L'innommable

      Les éditions de minuit 1953 - - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure à la bradel en demi box bleu turquoise, date dorée en queue, plats de papier à décor, gardes et contreplats de papier uni, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de Samuel Beckett à Monsieur Bjurström. Exemplaire parfaitement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Die Betrogene. Eine Erzählung. Faksimile.

      Lausanne, Wahli 1953 - 30 x 23 cm, 91 S. in lithografiertem Faksimile der Handschrift, mit einer monogrammierten Lithografie von Ernst Morgenthaler, den Kopf des Verfassers darstellend, eins von 400 Ex. (n° 223), Or - Ppe - Einband mit Schutzfolie (diese läd.), WG 2, 127

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Wempe]
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        Four presentation copies of Love Among the Ruins.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1953. Together 4 copies, octavo. Volume I: spine and edges of board faded, endpapers spotted. Excellent condition. Volume II: lightly rubbed at extremities, spine a little faded, contents spotted. Volume III: front board missing, rear board creased, several pages torn, contents spotted. Lower portion of dust jacket lacking. Intentionally poor copy, see catalogue note. Volume IV: spine and edge of front board faded, endpapers spotted. Excellent condition. A sequence of presentation copies chronicling Waugh's humorous attack on Angie Laycock's unresponsiveness when sent an inscribed copy of the book. The first book Waugh sent was number 29 of the deluxe issue of 350 large paper copies, inscribed by him on the limitation leaf, "For Darling Angie the Beardless Beauty, with love from Evelyn". Laycock failed to respond to this presentation, and so Waugh sent her a copy of the first edition, trade issue. On the front free endpaper, he drew a snake in red and black ink and wrote in capitals, "I am a very austere snake. I don't like editions de luxe. Give me the people's edition & maybe I shall thank you". When this was ignored, Waugh subjected another copy of the trade edition to violence, removing the front board and large portions of the dust jacket and soiling and tearing the contents. A snake in black ink graces the verso of the title page, where Waugh has written, "I'm a rough tough kind of snake. This is how I like books to be". Finally, when no response was forthcoming, Waugh sent Laycock a blank book bound in red cloth. On the first leaf he drew an elaborately detailed snake and wrote "This edition is limited to one copy numbered, and signed by the author. No One" with "Anon" as the signature. In the blank spaces between the snakes coils he inscribed, "I am a simple little serpent. This is the only kind of book I can read".

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

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

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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine red, heart device to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the illustrated dust jacket. Housed in a custom black quarter leather solander box. Small ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine very slightly rolled, a little light foxing to endleaves and edges of text block; an exceptional copy in the bright jacket, with some light marks and foxing to panels, and a couple of nicks to tips and spine ends. First edition, first impression, in the first issue dust jacket without the Sunday Times review to the front flap. "According to the Cape archives, 4760 sets of sheets of the first printing were delivered, but only 4728 copies were bound up. Many of these went to public libraries and we believe that less than half of the first printing was sold to the public. The jacket is genuinely rare in fresh condition" (Biondi & Pickard, 40).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fahrenheit 451

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

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        ANNAPURNA

      E.P. Dutton and Company, New York 1953 - Herzog, Maurice. ANNAPURNA. Heroic Conquest Of The Highest Mountain - 26,493 Ft. - Ever Climbed By Man. New York, 1953, E.P. Dutton, First American Edition. 316 pp. 9 maps (I folding; panoramic photograph), 3 colour, 26 B&W photographs. Riveting classic of mountain exploration, and very first ascent of an 8,000 meter peak. DJ is 3rd printing, and book is First Edition. Scarce. SIGNED by Maurice Herzog. Near Fine. NZ$900 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Du und Deine Stadt - Mit offenen Augen durch unseren Zoo

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

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        ORIGINAL ART: GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Someone Like You

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

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

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

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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.

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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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        Autograph letter signed.

      Torquay, 14. III. 1953. - 8vo. 1¾ pp. To Francis W. Owen: "Thank you for your kind letter, and for what you say in it. There has been an exciting time in Dublin about the new play, + still a lot of commotion in argument for the play and against the play. I hope your friend, Miss Hayden, wasn't too disappointed when you told her I could not give her the play. Another of mine now - 'Red Roses for Me' - is under contract in New York. Dublin is still crowding round 'The Bishop's Bonfire', made more remarkable during the season of Lent [.]".

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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]

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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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        The Novels and Minor Works of Jane Austen

      58 - London - Oxford University Press 1953 - A six volume set of The Novels of Jane Austen, to which is added The Works of Jane Austen as a supplementary volume. Including the novels Sense and Sensibility (volume one), Pride and Prejudice (volume two), Mansfield Park (volume three), Emma (volume four), Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (volume five) and a collection of minor works (volume six), the works make for a complete and uniform set of the author's work, with monochrome plates throughout. Jane Austen was an English novelist most famous for her works of romantic fiction. Her best known novel isPride andPrejudice, included in this set, which was first published in 1813. It has become one of the most popular novels in English Literature and has sold over 20 million copies and been adapted intoa populartelevision series andmultiple films. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing and original dustwrappers. Externally very smart, there is some minor shelfwear only. The dustwrappers are sunned to backstrip and slightly faded, with some spotting to underside. Volume one is clipped. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout. Several volumes have ink inscriptions to endpages. Overall: FINE in VERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrappers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fêtes Galantes.

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

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        Thailand and Angkor Wat in the 1950s. [our title]

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

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        The Demolished Man.

      Shasta Publishers, Chicago 1953 - First edition stated on copyright page. One of the subscribers copies, signed on front free end-paper. The book is very good; slight separation at front half-title page, small scrape on front board as if a sticker was removed and discolorization at top of spine. Pages remain clean and binding tight. The jacket is very good; not price-clipped, very clean with slight rubbing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fantastic Voyages]
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