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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid; Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids; Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate.

      St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co. 1953. First edition, in the rare offprint form, of one of the most important scientific papers of the twentieth century, which "records the discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the main component of chromosomes and the material that transfers genetic characteristics in all life forms. Publication of this paper initiated the science of molecular biology. Forty years after Watson and Crick's discovery, so much of the basic understanding of medicine and disease has advanced to the molecular level that their paper may be considered the most significant single contribution to biology and medicine in the twentieth century" (One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, p. 362). The double helix describing the molecular structure of DNA has not only reshaped biology, it has become a cultural icon, represented in sculpture, visual art, jewellery, and toys. In 1962, Watson, Crick, and Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material." DNA was first isolated by the Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher in 1869, and over the succeeding years many researchers investigated its structure and function, with some arguing that it may be involved in genetic inheritance. By the early 1950s this had become one of the most important questions in biology. Maurice Wilkins of King's College London and his colleague Rosalind Franklin were both working on DNA, with Franklin producing X-ray diffraction images of its structure. Wilkins also introduced his friend Francis Crick to the subject, and Crick and his partner James Watson began their own investigation at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, focusing on building molecular models. After one failed attempt in which they postulated a triple-helix structure, they were banned by the Cavendish from spending any additional time on the subject. But a year later, after seeing new X-ray diffraction images taken by Franklin (notably the famous 'Photo 51', which is reproduced in the third paper), they resumed their work and soon announced that not only had they discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, but even more importantly, that "the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material." "Although recognized today as one of the seminal scientific papers of the twentieth century, Watson and Crick's original article in Nature was not frequently cited at first. Its true significance became apparent, and its circulation widened, only towards the end of the 1950s, when the structure of DNA they had proposed was shown to provide a mechanism for controlling protein synthesis, and when their conclusions were confirmed in the laboratory by Matthew Meselson, Arthur Kornberg, and others. "Crick himself immediately understood the significance of his and Watson's discovery. As Watson recalled, after their conceptual breakthrough on February 28, 1953, Crick declared to the assembled lunch patrons at The Eagle that they had "found the secret of life." Crick himself had no memory of such an announcement, but did recall telling his wife that evening "that we seemed to have made a big discovery." He revealed that "years later she told me that she hadn't believed a word of it." As he recounted her words, "You were always coming home and saying things like that, so naturally I thought nothing of it"" (Francis Crick Papers, National Library of Medicine, profiles.nlm.nih.gov/SC/Views/Exhibit/narrative/doublehelix.html) "When Watson and Crick's paper was submitted for publication in Nature, Sir Lawrence Bragg, the director of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, and Sir John Randall of King's College agreed that the paper should be published simultaneously with those of two other groups of researches who had also prepared important papers on DNA: Maurice Wilkins, A.R. Stokes, and H.R. Wilson, authors of "Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids," and Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling, who submitted the paper "Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate." The three papers were published in Nature under the general title "The Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids" (ibid.). The offprint is printed from the same type as the journal printing. The article was set in a single column of monotype. The offprint was printed from that monotype, while the journal printing was made in double columns from stereotype plates taken from the monotype. Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 99; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 200. Garrison-Morton 256.3; Judson, Eighth Day of Creation, pp. 145-56. Three papers in a single offprint from Nature, Vol. 171, No. 4356, April 25, 1953. 8vo (210 x 140 mm), pp. 7 with two diagrams (including the double helix) and two illustrations from photographs. Stapled in self-wrappers as issued. A very fine and fresh copy.

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        Contribution à la théorie mathématique des jeux de communication.

      Paris: Institut de Statistique de L'Université de Paris, 1952/1953. Rare first edition of Mandelbrot's PhD thesis on the subject of information theory, the statistical structure of languages and its relation to thermodynamics, in which he introduced the Zipf-Mandelbrot probability distribution. "In between his two graduate appointments, Mandelbrot completed a PhD in France ... The first half of his dissertation, a mathematical treatment of the frequency of word usage, concerned what he calls 'a subject that didn't yet exist.' The second half, a generalization of the first half using statistical thermodynamics, dealt with a subject 'that was viewed as no longer a part of active physics.' "Yet Mandelbrot's PhD thesis had a pivotal effect on his career, because it introduced him to the work of George Kingsley Zipf. An independently wealthy scholar who taught at Harvard, Zipf decided in the 1940s that the secret of the world resided in a set of mathematical relationships known as power laws. These laws relate the size of an event to how often that event occurs. For example, another of Mandelbrot's early interests was the distribution of wealth in society. It was known that income distributions follow a power law, with low incomes and high incomes related in a specific way. Furthermore, a power law distribution has a special characteristic. Each part of the distribution reflects the whole. Thus, the pattern of relative income distribution is the same in the top half as the pattern in the top quarter of the distribution, which is the same as in the top tenth of the distribution, and so on. This property led Mandelbrot to the defining characteristic of fractals. They are geometric patterns whose properties repeat on different scales or with subtle variations. Consider the distribution of galaxies in the universe. When the Hubble space telescope peered at a tiny speck of sky for a solid week, it revealed a fantastic menagerie of galaxies stretching away from us into the black infinity of time and space. Mandelbrot's studies of galaxies' locations had revealed that they follow a fractal distribution, as the Hubble image demonstrated. Individual galaxies form clumps, and the clumps form bigger clumps, and so on. Each larger structure resembles the smaller one, and this repetitive pattern can be described by a power law." (Steve Olson, Yale Alumni Magazine, 2004). In his thesis Mandelbrot also addresses the problem of coding in the presence of noise and recurring necessary correction of transmission errors, i.e., making it an early work in the field of information theory which had just recently been founded by Claude Shannon. In a 1998 interview Mandelbrot talks about his PhD thesis himself: http://www.webofstories.com/play/10473 8vo (244 x 160 mm), original grey printed wrappers, pp 124, spine strip with some light wear, some disoloring to margins of wrappers.

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        EL PADRE PEDAÇ. "EL PADRAZO".

      Prólogo de D. José Francés. Barcelona, 1953 - . 36 cm. Porfolio de 4 h. y 12 lám. con grabados de Bon iluminadas a mano. Edición de 200 ejemplares numerados (ej. 58), de un total de 300. En rama, presentado en carpeta con un grabado sobrepuesto. Artistas siglo XX. Vanguardias

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        STARMAN JONES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First Edition. First Printing. Fine in a strong, Very Good+ dustjacket. The first issue jacket is unclipped, retaining the $2.50 price on the front flap. Some mild sunning to the spine and flap folds, along with some pinpoint rubbing at the extremities and two short closed tears. A presentable copy of one of Heinlein's beloved juvenile titles, with superb illustrations by Clifford Geary.

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        Lettres de jeunesse EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Gallimard, 1953. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 60 numbered about Holland paper, leading copy 21 after Japan. Very nice 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, un des 60 ex numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 21 Japon. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Domaine public EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1953. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 85 numbered copies on pure wire, ours one of 10 scholars out trade, deluxe edition. Our copy is the "f" and specially printed for Raymond Queneau. Precious autograph signed Youki Desnos Raymond Queneau and Janine: "... The Lacretelle street - double fat little lunch ..." enriched with a sending René Bertelé "... with good friendly tribute the copyist ... " Beautiful specimen. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 85 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre un des 10 hors commerce lettrés, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire est le "f" et spécialement imprimé pour Raymond Queneau. Précieux envoi autographe daté et signé de Youki Desnos à Raymond et Janine Queneau : "... La rue Lacretelle - le gras double du petit déjeûner..." enrichi d'un envoi de René Bertelé : "... avec l'hommage bien amical du copiste..." Bel exemplaire.  

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        Childhood's End

      Ballantine Books, New York 1953 - First edition in red cloth boards, spine titled in black and jacket art by Richard Powers. Ballantine Books #H33: New York, 1953. 214 Pages. A very nice Fine copy with just a hint of shelf wear in a clipped very good jacket that has a sun toned spine and back cover and a very small chip at crown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXPEDITION TO EARTH

      Ballantine Books [1953], New York - Octavo, boards. Signed by Clarke on the front free end paper. The author's first short story collection. This collects eleven stories from the period 1946-1953, it includes "The Sentinel", the story which is the precursor for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-100. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (16971) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [HWW 84]. Herbstentschluß. Song for voice and piano. Autograph musical manuscript signed in full

      Folio (330 x 259 mm). [5], [i] (blank) pp., with pagination to pp. 3 and 4 only. Notated in black ink on 14-stave printed music paper. With caption title to head of first page: "Herbstenstschluß" [!Herbstentschluß]; credit of text to "N[ikolaus] Lenau" immediately below; numbering "No. 4" above; date "Windischgraz am 8 Juli [1]879" to left; signature: "Hugo Wolf" to right. Indication of tempo at beginning: "In gehender Bewegung, düster." The key is G minor. A fair copy, but with signficiant corrections to central system of p. [5] and erasures to p. 3. Provenance The Köchert family, Vienna; the legendary Louis Koch collection, preserved in his personalized "Autographen Sammlung Louis Koch" folder printed in red and black, with title of work, composer's name, and date of composition noted in manuscript, presumably in Koch's hand. Very slightly worn and soiled. . The only known autograph of this early song. Jestremski p. 85. Kinsky: Manuskripte, Briefe, Dokumente von Scarlatti bis Stravinsky: Katalog der Musikautographensammlung Louis Koch (Stuttgart: Krais, 1953), pp. 305-7 (with a detailed discussion of the manuscript). Critical report of Hugo Wolf: Nachgelassene Werke, ed. Robert Haas and Helmut Schultz, series 1, vol. 2 (Leipzig and Vienna: Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag, 1936), p. 44. Walker pp. 94 and 502. Not in Sams. The present autograph served as the basis of its posthumous publication in Hugo Wolf: Nachgelassene Werke, series 1, vol. 2. The numbering "No. 4" is believed to be a later addition, made in connection with Wolf's plans to include this song in a collection: "Wolf set three song from Lenau's collection 'Herbst' (Autumn) between July and September 1879, during his stay in Windischgraz: Herbstentschluß, Herbst [HWW 86; incomplete], and Herbstklage [HWW 87]. From the same time a title page is extant with the titling 'Herbstgesänge von N. Lenau componirt von Hugo Wolf' [at the Wienbibliothek, Vienna], making Wolf's intention to combine the songs in a series obvious... Herbstentschluß was to be part of the next two compilations Wolf was occupied with, in either case as 'no. 4'; first, for a volume of five [songs on] poems by Lenau, which he prepared in the fall on the same year [1879], and then, in summer 1880, for a double volume with [songs on] poems by Lenau and Eichendorff." Jestremski p. 104.

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        The Demolished Man

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 250 p. One of 200 subscriber's copies neatly signed by author on front free end paper in black ink. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Bottom corner of back board chewed, otherwise in nice shape. Jacket has light rubbing and wear at tail, chip at head with archival mending tissue on verso, price intact ($3.00). A signed first of the winner of the very first Hugo Award.

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        Liberté j'écris ton nom

      Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1953. Fine. Pierre Seghers, Paris S.d. (1953), 29x112cm, une feuille dépliante. - Second draw after the very rare first edition published the same year, this poem-object compound as a color illustrated brochure by Fernand Léger's poem Liberty his friend Paul Eluard. Copy screen printed on heavy beige paper. Tiny bites the head without gravity, otherwise very good copy of a rarity. --- 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] Second tirage, après la très rare édition originale parue la même année, de ce poème-objet composé sous forme de dépliant illustré en couleurs par Fernand Léger sur le poème Liberté de son ami Paul Éluard. Exemplaire imprimé en sérigraphie sur papier fort beige. Infimes piqûres en tête sans gravité, sinon très bel exemplaire d'une grande rareté.  

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        Appointment in Samarra

      New York, NY: Random House/The Modern Library, 1953. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Good. The first Modern Library edition, as stated on copyright page, of John O'Hara's classic novel, first published in 1934. With a new forward by the author. This is a very special copy- it is inscribed & signed by O'Hara on the half-title page: "To Betty/This wasn't done/with a wave of the/hand either/Love-/(signed) John O'Hara/19 March 1955." The addressee of the inscription is the legendary Lauren Bacall, whose birth name was Betty. At this time, she was married to iconic actor Humphrey Bogart. A most affectionate & familiar greeting from one great American figure to another. An outstanding collectible with very important cultural & literary significance. Without dust jacket. Book in relatively good condition with mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; moderate sunning to spine; moderate loss of gilt in title stamp of front cover & spine; very mild wear at edges of covers; tiny bumps at corners of same including miniscule loss of cloth; upper & lower edges of spine moderately worn & with some short tears in cloth; very mild rubbing, soiling & scratching at all trimmed edges of text block. Interior fine with only mild browning at margins of page leaves. Signed & Inscribed by John O'Hara to Lauren Bacall.

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        Casino Royale

      Jonathan Cape 1953 - The true first edition, first Published 1953 stated on the copyright page and no mention of later printings. Very good in original boards. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Att övervaka överheten.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1953. Originalupplaga. 19,5x13 cm. 190, (2) s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Ryggen delvis loss i limningen. Främre omslaget med aningen nötta omslagskanter. Liten förlagsstämpel på sista blanka sidan. Bra inlaga. Dedikation: "Till Kristina med önskan om en god pingsthelg 1953 från Vilhelm". [To Kristina with wishes for a good Pentecost Weekend 1953 from Vilhelm.?] Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHACUN SA CHIMÈRE. CINQ EAUX-FORTES DE WARJA HONEGGER-LAVATER [wrapper title],

      [Zurich: Dölf Hürlimann, 1953].. [4]pp. plus five plates. Small folio (36 x 27.5 cm). Printed wrapper over limp boards. Text in double column. A few trivial finger-tip shadows to black wrapper, otherwise about fine. First edition in this format, with Baudelaire's text in parallel French and German, accompanied by a beautiful suite of five original drypoint etchings, with color lithography, by Warja Lavater (plate size: 27.5 x 20.5 cm plus full margins). One of only twenty-five sets, with each etching signed, titled, dated and numbered in the lower margin by the artist. The engravings are entitled: "Les Principes," "La Tradition," La Crainte du Demain," "Le Complex d'Infériorité," and "L'Ambition." A rather early work in Lavater's canon -- she would revisit the text three decades later, creating a wholly different suite of seven illustrations in an edition of fifty copies for Maeght Editions. Translation by Edmond Tondeur.

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        The Birds of Burma. With 31 Colour Plates by A. M. Hughes.

      2dn. revised edition. Edinburgh & London, Oliver and Boyd, 1953. Stor 8vo. XLIII + (1 blank) + 668 s. 31 fargeplansjer. Kart. Fint priv. håndb. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Topp gullsnitt

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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953

      Edition, review copy.autograph dedication of the author autograph signed by Albert Camus to Raymond Peju. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

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        L'arrache-coeur EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Vrille, 1953. Fine. Vrille, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 100 numbered on pure vellum wire Marais, only large papers. Foreword by Raymond Queneau. Rare copy and pleasant. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil du Marais, seuls grands papiers. Avant-propos de Raymond Queneau. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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        la Infame Vintage poster

      Mexico City, 1953. Offset lithograph, image measuring 22 x 22, linen-backed, with the linen extending beyond the image for two inches in each dimension. Very good; a few small tears around the edges, some very minor touch-up work, but skillfully done and unobtrusive. A typically arresting image from Renau, a.k.a. Josep Renau Berenguer (1907-1982), one of several great poster artists working in exile in Mexico in the 40's and 50's. Professionally mounted on conservation grade linen.

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        ANTHEM - INSCRIBED

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1953. Second British Edition. Octavo; maroon cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 147pp. Spine gilt slightly dulled, else Fine. Dustjacket is a bright example, absent chips or tears and still bearing the 6/- net price on the front flap. Some rubbing present to the red on the front and spine panels, a touch of dustiness at the edges of the rear panel, with a bit of minute wear at the spine ends; Near Fine. This copy has been inscribed to bibliophile and noted science fiction collector Jack Cordes on the front endpaper: "To Jack Cordes - Cordially - Ayn Rand. 12/4/67." An attractive copy of Rand's dystopian classic, in which she describes a world where free thought, individualism, and technological advancement are anathema. While signed copies of her other novels appear plentiful, this is a title one seldom encounters signed or inscribed.

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        Philosophical Investigations

      Basil Blackwell 1953 - .First British edition. (Stated "First Printed in 1953" on copyright page with tipped-in errata sheet. Precedes the American edition.) 232 p. & 232 p. Bilingual. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. Slight cocking to spine, back board a little curved, scuff to bottom edge, nick to cloth at front. Foxing to edges. A single page creased. Jacket unclipped with typical foxing that's most noticeable on the spine panel, nick near there. Nice condition overall. The first English-language appearance of one of the most important philosophical works of the 20th Century. Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Living Room

      Heinemann 1953 - A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, inscribed by Graham Greene on the front free endpaper "with affection" and a personal note. The author's first play. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Four Stoppages. A Configuration.

      Stuttgart, 1953.. Thrice-folded sheet to form eight panels. With the original envelope. Ca. 38,5 x 102 cm (ca. 15.15" x 40.15").. First edition. One of 200 unnumbered copies. Graphics by Charles Oscar. Jargon 5. Printed by Ernst Klett Buchdruckerei. With the rare white envelope with Williams military address imprinted. Near perfect condition!

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        The Birds of the British Isles. 12 volume set

      Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. 1953. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering to spine. 280mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). 4177pp. Numerous colour plates. [387]. Published: 1953-63. .

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        AN UNREADABLE QUADRAT-PRINT BY BRUNO MUNARI

      (MUNARI, BRUNO) (QUADRAT-PRINT). Munari, Bruno. AN UNREADABLE QUADRAT-PRINT BY BRUNO MUNARI. Hilversum, THE NETHERLANDS. ND (1953).: Steendrukkerij de Jong & Co., First Edition. Square 4to. Stapled Wrappers in Portfolio. Artist's Book. Fine./Fair.. np (32pp). Text in Dutch, English, Italian, French, German, Swedish, and Japanese. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Issued in 1953 as a monographic installment of the experimental Dutch graphic design publication "Quadrat-Print", this engaging artist's book is one of Bruno Munari's striking "Libri Illeggibile" comprised of thirty-two alternating die-cut sheets of white and red paper - devoid of any text whatsoever. A bright, exceptionally well-preserved example of the book itself (cited on pages 86-87 of the 2015 edition of Georgio Maffei's "Munari's Books") limited to two thousand unnumbered copies whose complete, slightly age-toned and stained multi-lingual printed paper outer wrapper is chipped and torn along the edges resulting in two of the sheets having become detached. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 023992

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        The Little Steamroller - INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR.

      Max Parrish, London 1953 - HARDBACK - The book is in near fine condition. The picture boards are very clean indeed with just a little bump to the top corner of the front panel. Internally, the pages are clean and fresh. The book has been Inscribed by the author to the front endpaper. The book is free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. There is a little offsetting to the front and rear endpaper. The dust wrapper is in very good condition. There is a small chip to the top centre of the rear panel. Correctly priced at 7/6net. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Natural Golf

      New York: A. S. Barnes and Co.,, 1953. Edited by Tom Shehan. How to play winning golf your natural way. Small quarto. Original tan cloth boards, titles to spine red. With the dust jacket. numerous black and white photos throughout. Toning to endpapers, light spotting to turn ins, in the dust jacket with tape to ends of spine and at verso, soiling to rear panel, creasing to spine. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Signed by Sam Snead, 3 time PGA champion and British Open champion on the half title.

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        MADELINE'S RESCUE

      - BEMELMANS,LUDWIG. MADELINE'S RESCUE. NY: Viking 1953 (1953). Folio, cloth, 56p., Fine in dust wrapper with chips all along spine and some tears. 1st edition. Madeline is saved from drowning by a dog. Beautiful color illustrations by the author. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN - SIGNED, WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING

      New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; dark gray cloth, with titles stamped in yellow on spine; dustjacket; 250pp; illus. Signed and dated in ballpoint pen by Bradbury on the title page, who has cleverly used his signature as part of a smiling goblin drawing. Hint of offsetting to endpapers, else a Fine, unrubbed copy. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly edgeworn and spine-sunned, with a few tiny tears and several old, faint dampstains (fairly shallow) along the edges; Very Good+. The author's fourth book, a collection of 22 stories culled from the pages of various pulp magazines.

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        Actuelles II EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1953. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, review copy. Signed autograph of the author Constant Burniaux. --- 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, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus à Constant Burniaux.

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        The complete collection of Arma's songs for voice and piano, "Chants du Silence," [Subtitle]: with original lithographs by noted artists including Dufy, Matisse, Léger, Braque, Chagall, Picasso and Arp to upper wrappers

      Paris: Au Ménestrel. 11 songs in total, all published in Paris in 1953 (except for A la jeunesse, published in 1945) and with striking illustrations in black and white to upper wrappers (except where noted). All signed by the artist in the stone. - Chant du Désespéré... sur un texte de Charles Vildrac. [PN H31635]. 1f. (title), 2 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Raoul Dufy. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Chant Funèbre pour un Guerrier... sur un texte de Claude Aveline. [PN H31642]. 1f. (title), 4 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Henri Matisse. Unnumbered. - Civilisation...!... sur un texte de René Maran extrait de la Préface de "Batouala." [PN H31643]. 1f. (title), 7 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Fernand Léger. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Confiance... sur un texte de Paul Eluard. [PN H31634]. 1f. (title), 2 pp. music. With cover lithograph by André Beaudin. No. 16 of 50 numbered copies of a total edition of 70. - Depuis Toujours... sur un sonnet de Jean Cassou. [PN H31640]. 1f. (title), 12 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Georges Braque. No. 16 of 50 numbered copies of a total edition of 70. - Fuero... sur un texte de Vercors. [PN H31636]. 1f. (title), 3 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Marc Chagall. No. 16 of 50 copies. - A La Jeunesse... sur un texte de Romain Rolland extrait de "Jean Christophe" La nouvelle journée (Ode à la Musique). [PN H31633]. 1f. (title), 4 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Pablo Picasso. Unnumbered. - Notre Entente... sur un texte de Marie Gevers extrait de "Brabançonnes à travers les arbres." [PN 31641]. 1f. (title), 3 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Edouard Pignon. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Présent... sur un texte de Paul Claudel extrait de Connaissance de l'Est. [PN H31638]. 1f. (title), 3 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Maurice Estève. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Le Roi avait besoin de Moi... sur un texte de Fanny Clar. [PN H31639]. 1f. (title), 6 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Antoni Clavé. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Le Soleil ne se Montrait pas... sur un texte de C.F. Ramuz extrait de "Si le soleil ne revenait pas." [PN 31637]. 1f. (title), 6 pp. music. With cover lithograph in dark red by Léon Gischia. No. 16 of 50 copies. Some very slight signs of wear, browning and spotting. In very good condition overall. . First Edition. A French composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist of Hungarian birth, Arma studied the piano at the Budapest Academy of Music with Bartók. "[He] began his career as a member of the Budapest Piano Trio (1925?-6). Between 1924 and 1930 he gave many recitals in Europe and the USA and lectured on contemporary music at American universities. He settled in Germany in 1931, and for a time he led the musical activities at the Dessau Bauhaus, lecturing on modern music and experimenting with electronic music produced on gramophone record... The advent of the Nazi regime in Germany forced his move to Paris, where he made his permanent home... From the 1950s he was associated with RTF musique concrète group... As a composer he is known chiefly for his experimental work." Vera Lampert in Grove Music Online "Many artists have created covers expressly for the music of the composer and pianist Paul Arma (born Imre Weiosshaus in Budapest in 1905)... The texts, each by a contemporary author, reflect on the ravages and mindlessness of war, on justice, and on man's destiny. Arma's personal friendship with these artists resulted in this collaboration, and most of the drawings were inspired by the music itself." Fuld and Barulich: Harmonizing the Arts Original Graphic Designs for Printed Music by World-Famous Artists, in NOTES, the quarterly journal of the Music Library Association, Vol. 43 No. 2, December 1986, p. 261.

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        Celui qui ne m'accompagnait pas EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1953. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, review copy. Very valuable and exciting autograph signed and dated by the author to his mother and his sister: "For you, dearest mom / and for you, dear Marg / this story that would first tell you about my affection with all my gratitude. " Marguerite Blanchot, renowned organist Chalon Cathedral, remained all his life in the family home with his mother and aunt. "It will gradually become, for the family, as the memory of origins." Very close to Maurice, she regularly corresponded with the writer who reflects him great recognition for his dedication to their helpless mother. If intense affection Blanchot for his mother and his sister shines in dedications of it, we know almost nothing of their relations. In the only biographical essay on Blanchot, Christophe Bident reveals, however: "Marguerite Maurice Blanchot worshiped his brother very proud of him, (...) it attached great importance to his political ideas (...) She read a lot (.... .) They phoned corresponded. A distance, they shared the same natural authority, the same concern for discretion. " Blanchot address him indeed many books from his library, now with her continuous intellectual link. As the passion of Blanchot for his mother, it is the turn of his work that we discover the finest examples: "Maybe the power of the mother figure she borrows its brightness to the same power fascination, and one could say that if the mother carries this fascinating attraction is as appearing when the child lives entirely under the gaze of fascination, it concentrates in itself all the powers of enchantment ". Cultivating absolute discretion, Blanchot pushed the art of erasing into his handwritten dedications generally brief and almost always written on cards attached to the rare books he offered his close friends. In contrast, in these precious autograph dedication of the authors to his mother and sister, Blanchot offers in all its fragility and reveals a hitherto unknown intimacy. Complete copy of its nice trailer. --- 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, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Très précieux et émouvant envoi autographe daté et signé de Maurice Blanchot à sa mère et à sa soeur : "Pour toi, bien chère maman / et pour toi, chère Marg / ce récit qui voudrait d'abord vous parler de mon affection avec toute ma reconnaissance."Marguerite Blanchot, organiste de renom à la cathédrale de Chalon, demeura toute sa vie dans la maison familiale, avec sa mère et sa tante." Elle deviendra peu à peu, pour la famille, comme la mémoire des origines." Très proche de Maurice, elle correspond régulièrement avec l'écrivain qui lui témoigne une grande reconnaissance pour son dévouement envers leur mère impotente. Si l'intense affection de Blanchot pour sa mère et sa soeur transparait dans les dédicaces de celui-ci, on ne sait presque rien de leur relations. Dans l'unique essai biographique sur Blanchot, Christophe Bident nous révèle cependant : "Marguerite Blanchot vénérait son frère Maurice. Très fière de lui, (...) elle attachait une grande importance à ses idées politiques (...). Elle lisait beaucoup (...) Ils se téléphonaient, correspondaient. A distance, ils partageaient la même autorité naturelle, le même souci de discrétion." Blanchot lui adresse en effet de nombreux ouvrages provenant de sa bibliothèque, maintenant avec elle un lien intellectuel continu. Quant à la passion de Blanchot pour sa mère, c'est au détour de son oeuvre que l'on en découvre les plus beaux témoignages: "Peut-être la puissance de la figure maternelle emprunte-t-elle son éclat à la puissance même de la fascination, et l'on pourrait dire que si la Mère exerce cet attrait fascinant, c'est qu'apparaissant quand l'enfant vit tout entier sous le regard de la fascination, elle concentre en elle tous les pouvoirs de l'enchantement".Cultivant une discrétion absolue, Blanchot poussait l'art de l'effacement jusque dans ses dédicaces manuscrites généralement succinctes et rédigées presque systématiquement sur des cartes jointes aux rares ouvrages qu'il offrait à ses proches amis. A l'opposé, dans ces précieux envois à sa mère et sa soeur, Blanchot s'offre dans toute sa fragilité et dévoile une intimité jusqu'alors inconnue. Agréable exemplaire complet de sa bande annonce.

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        Actuelles II Chroniques 1948-1953 EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1953. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - Original edition on the current paper. Precious and beautiful autograph signed by the author: "Albert Beguin who will find here the reasons for my disagreements Spirit, with my cordial good memory ..." Some minor foxing mainly affecting the front cover and the first guard. Complete copy of his trailer. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus : "à Albert Béguin qui trouvera ici les raisons de mes désaccords avec Esprit, avec mon bien cordial souvenir..." Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement le premier plat et la première garde. Exemplaire complet de sa bande annonce "Lettres sur la révolte".  

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        La dévotion à la Croix EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Nrf, 1953. Fine. Nrf, Paris 1953, 11x16,5cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation by Albert Camus, a numbered copies on Alfa paperma. Back slightly past tiny trace fold margin in the first board, otherwise very good copy. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus "A (Eugene) Clairin, these supernatural images, with earthly friendship Albert Camus." --- 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 établie par Albert Camus, un des exemplaires numérotés sur Alfama. Dos très légèrement passé et infime trace de pliure en marge du premier plat, sinon très bel exemplaire. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus "A (Eugène) Clairin, ces images surnaturelles, avec la terrestre amitié d'Albert Camus."

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        Les esprits EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1953. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 11x16,5cm, broché. - First edition of the three-act adaptation established by Albert Camus, one of the numbered copies on Alfa paper, ours one of the 200 hors commerce reserved for the press office. beautiful autograph dedication of the author Albert Camus Marcel Arland "... to thank him with all my heart to have this show so well prepared ..." marginal bites mainly affecting the second board, with "Prière d'insérer". --- 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] Édition originale de l'adaptation en trois actes établie par Albert Camus, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, le nôtre un des 200 hors commerce réservés au service de presse. Bel envoi d'Albert Camus à Marcel Arland "...pour le remercier, de tout cœur, d'avoir si bien préparé ce spectacle..." Piqûres marginales affectant essentiellement le deuxième plat, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer.

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        The complete collection of Arma's songs for voice and piano, "Chants du Silence," [Subtitle]: with original lithographs by noted artists including Dufy, Matisse, Léger, Braque, Chagall, Picasso and Arp to upper wrappers

      Paris: Au Ménestrel. 11 songs in total, all published in Paris in 1953 (except for A la jeunesse, published in 1945) and with striking illustrations in black and white to upper wrappers (except where noted). All signed by the artist in the stone. - Chant du Désespéré... sur un texte de Charles Vildrac. [PN H31635]. 1f. (title), 2 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Raoul Dufy. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Chant Funèbre pour un Guerrier... sur un texte de Claude Aveline. [PN H31642]. 1f. (title), 4 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Henri Matisse. Unnumbered. - Civilisation...!... sur un texte de René Maran extrait de la Préface de "Batouala." [PN H31643]. 1f. (title), 7 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Fernand Léger. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Confiance... sur un texte de Paul Eluard. [PN H31634]. 1f. (title), 2 pp. music. With cover lithograph by André Beaudin. No. 16 of 50 numbered copies of a total edition of 70. - Depuis Toujours... sur un sonnet de Jean Cassou. [PN H31640]. 1f. (title), 12 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Georges Braque. No. 16 of 50 numbered copies of a total edition of 70. - Fuero... sur un texte de Vercors. [PN H31636]. 1f. (title), 3 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Marc Chagall. No. 16 of 50 copies. - A La Jeunesse... sur un texte de Romain Rolland extrait de "Jean Christophe" La nouvelle journée (Ode à la Musique). [PN H31633]. 1f. (title), 4 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Pablo Picasso. Unnumbered. - Notre Entente... sur un texte de Marie Gevers extrait de "Brabançonnes à travers les arbres." [PN 31641]. 1f. (title), 3 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Edouard Pignon. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Présent... sur un texte de Paul Claudel extrait de Connaissance de l'Est. [PN H31638]. 1f. (title), 3 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Maurice Estève. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Le Roi avait besoin de Moi... sur un texte de Fanny Clar. [PN H31639]. 1f. (title), 6 pp. music. With cover lithograph by Antoni Clavé. No. 16 of 50 copies. - Le Soleil ne se Montrait pas... sur un texte de C.F. Ramuz extrait de "Si le soleil ne revenait pas." [PN 31637]. 1f. (title), 6 pp. music. With cover lithograph in dark red by Léon Gischia. No. 16 of 50 copies. Some very slight signs of wear, browning and spotting. In very good condition overall. . First Edition. A French composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist of Hungarian birth, Arma studied the piano at the Budapest Academy of Music with Bartók. "[He] began his career as a member of the Budapest Piano Trio (1925–6). Between 1924 and 1930 he gave many recitals in Europe and the USA and lectured on contemporary music at American universities. He settled in Germany in 1931, and for a time he led the musical activities at the Dessau Bauhaus, lecturing on modern music and experimenting with electronic music produced on gramophone record... The advent of the Nazi regime in Germany forced his move to Paris, where he made his permanent home... From the 1950s he was associated with RTF musique concrète group... As a composer he is known chiefly for his experimental work." Vera Lampert in Grove Music Online "Many artists have created covers expressly for the music of the composer and pianist Paul Arma (born Imre Weiosshaus in Budapest in 1905)... The texts, each by a contemporary author, reflect on the ravages and mindlessness of war, on justice, and on man's destiny. Arma's personal friendship with these artists resulted in this collaboration, and most of the drawings were inspired by the music itself." Fuld and Barulich: Harmonizing the Arts Original Graphic Designs for Printed Music by World-Famous Artists, in NOTES, the quarterly journal of the Music Library Association, Vol. 43 No. 2, December 1986, p. 261.

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        El llano en llamas

      Fondo De Cultura Económica, México D.F. 1953 - PRIMERA EDICIÓN REAL (18 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1953). TRUE FIRST EDITION (SEPTEMBER 18, 1953. Colección "letras mexicanas" núm. 11. MUY BUEN ejemplar con buena sobrecubierta. 170pp + Índice. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Naval Brigade Headquarters, Admiralty, Whitehall, S. W. 1., London 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. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION FOR "EMBROIDERY," FROM THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN

      S.i. n.d. but ca.1953, N.p. - Original illustration rendered in pen & ink on translucent stock hinged to backing paper, measuring 8" x 10.5". Captioned and signed by the artist along lower margin: "Golden Apples of the Sun / Bradbury / Story - "Embroidery" / Reduce 1/2 - Mugnaini." Some trivial wear to extremities, else Near Fine, showing no discernable flaws to image area. Interior illustration for Ray Bradbury's short story "Embroidery," first published in 1953 in both the U.S. (Doubleday) and U.K. (Rubert Hart-Davis) first editions of The Golden Apples of the Sun. The illustration was subsequently published in American paperback editions of the book for well over two decades, and additionally reproduced in Joseph Mugnaini - Drawings and Graphics (Scarecrow Press, 1982). Provenance: From the Estate of Jerry Weist, author of Bradbury - An Illustrated Life.

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        EDGAR ALLAN CROW, SIGNED BY TASHA TUDOR ,A charming story of a crow wanting to Be usful to his adopted human family. Based on the true tale of the author's Family

      OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1953 - HBDJ, 1953, 1ST EDITION, NF-/VG-, Copyright and title page are dated 1953; it meets all the 1st edition points as listed in Baumgarten Bibliography of Children's & Illustrated Books.Light foxing inside covers; white of DJ Foxed tiny stzins ; light DJ soiling; otherwise solid and clean with DJ in a protective cover, 1st edition measuring 6 3/4" x 6 1/4", Dark blue textured cloth boards with Illustrated color Label & black Titles on front, UNPAGINATED , Each text page faced w illustrated page Square 8vo, ,But sometimes this got him into a great Deal of Trouble, Oxford Books for Boys and Girls, one the most elusive Tudor books, [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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