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        The Philanderer

      Secker & Warburg, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Goodthe jacket is shelf rubbed and edge worn, small tears. tanning. light marks. well bound. good copy.[S.K] Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 75eo.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Mariners, Renegades and Castaways: The Story of Herman Melville and the World We Live In

      New York: C.L.R. James. 1953. First. First edition. Perfectbound wrappers as issued. A small chip at the bottom of the front wrap and first leaf, creases and rubbing on the front wrap, a worn and well read, good only copy. The true first edition of this extremely influential study, written when James was in prison. Self-published, this is an important work in the author's spiritual development with implications about his thoughts on democracy and America. Signed by James, as well as bearing the ownership Signature of the noted scholar and author Alfred Kazin. A few pencil underlinings, presumably by Kazin, appear in the text. Very rarely encountered signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Coltrane, Monk, Bird and Pres - group of four autographed album leaves from the collection of Junior Mance

      1953-4. ' Four individual autograph album leaves from an album kept by pianist Junior Mance, each archivally mounted, framed and glazed together with a photographic portrait of subject, accompanied by a similarly presented image of Mance himself with signature. Very good condition. From the collection of Jazz Hall-of-Famer Junior Mance from his time as house pianist at the Bee Hive in Chicago. None of the the leaves are personalized, apart from that of Coltrane who has inscribed, "Best to Junior, John Coltrane." The Coltrane leaf is mounted with a studio printed photograph by Francis Wolff, a portrait of 'Trane taken in 1956 at bassist Paul Chambers's Blue Note recording sessions for Whims Of Chambers; Pres with an image by the Dutch jazz photographer Gerrit Schilp; Monk, the leaf inscribed "Good luck always" with an original photograph of Monk by Duncan Schiedt; and Bird mounted with a high quality reproduction of the famous James Kriegsmann studio portrait of the young Bird. Junior Mance began playing the piano at the age of five, not receiving formal training until the age of eight, and starting to play professionally during his early teens. He attended Roosevelt College in Chicago as a music major. In 1947 Mance left Roosevelt College to join Gene Ammons' band and began his recording career with Gene. He joined Lester Young in 1949 for almost two years, and rejoined Ammons several months in 1951 before being drafted into the U. S. Army, serving in the 36th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky along with Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. After his discharge from the Army in 1953, he became part of the house rhythm section at the Bee Hive Jazz Club in Chicago for a year, accompanying musicians such as Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and Sonny Stitt. In 1954 Mance joined and toured with Dinah Washington, later working with Dizzy Gillespie, before forming his own trio. Junior Mance was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997, he continues to work in NYC and Japan. A really lovely group of important, and uncommon, signatures, with a most excellent provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953

      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. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

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        Life Guards

      London: Royal College of Art,, 1953. Original lithograph in colours. Image size: 43.6 x 30.8 cm. Sheet size: 49.4 x 36.4 cm. Very good condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with UV protected glass. Edition of 50, unnumbered. Signed and dated in pencil lower right by Bawden. One of 40 prints published by the Royal College of Art and exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Coronation Year exhibition in 1953.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Road Lug. The Tire for Double Duty on and Off the Road! Good Year

      Good Year [circa 1953]. () Very good. Original Poster. 42" X 27". Bright and crisp poster. Only slight creasing to edges with a couple of small closed tears- else in great condition. A great piece of oil ephemera. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. This large, bold poster depicts a large truck with good years tires. The truck is hauling metal pipe. The landscape visible surrounding the road ahead is scattered with four drilling rig towers..

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        Love Among the Ruins

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1953. A Romance of the Near Future. With Decorations by Various Eminent Hands Including the Author's. Octavo (212 × 136). Bound for Asprey in near-contemporary quarter purple morocco, with brown cloth sides, titles to spines gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Spine faded, spine ends very slightly rubbed, internally fine. An excellent copy. Attractively bound signed limited edition, number 20 of 350 copies signed by the author. This copy is additionally inscribed on the limitation page by Waugh: "For Darling Momo, with love from Evelyn." Maud "Momo" Marriott (née Kahn), was the sister of Nin Ryan and wife of Major General Sir John Marriott. Waugh became friends with the Marriotts through Randolph Churchill, whilst they were stationed in the Middle East during the Second World War.

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        Studia logica - an International Journal for Symbolic Logic / Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

      Dordrecht, Springer, 1953-1997.. Bände 1 - 59 in 45 Bänden.. ISSN: 0039-3215. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bände 1-16 Reprint (Swets & Zeitlinger 1970)

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        The Voyage Of Anahita Single-handed Round The World

      Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: FairThe jacket is marked and chipped.lightly marked,well bound.[J.K] Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: vb88.

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        ASSIGNMENT IN ETERNITY: FOUR LONG SCIENCE FICTION STORIES

      Fantasy Press [1953], Reading - First edition. Copy #147/500 numbered "Special Edition for advance orders" copies signed and inscribed [as issued] by the author on the special "nebula" leaf. Brick red cloth with gold gilt spine lettering/decoration [Currey "A" binding], [256] pages [last numbered page is 255]. Inscribee's bookplate to the front paste-down else VG+/Near Fine copy [light spine toning] in attractive VG+ Dust Wrapper [light wear to the spine head, minor wear to the spine heel, 3/8" bottom edge tear to the rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Revolt in 2100

      Shasta Publications, Chicago,, 1953. The Prophets and the triumph of reason over superstition! With an Introduction by Henry Kuttner. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed red boards, titles to spine gilt, printed endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed dust jacket somewhat tanned at the spine. First edition, first printing, trade issue. From the W. Edward Pederson collection with his bookplate to the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Ascent of Everest

      8vo. [London]: Hodder and Stoughton, [1953]. 8vo, xx, 300 pp. With eight colour photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and several in-text illustrations after pen and ink sketches. Original blue cloth in original dust-jacket, price-clipped, with slight edgewear and fading, now conserved in mylar. First edition, signed on the half title by Sir Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, and Charles Evans and with the ownership inscription of Paul Fenimore Cooper, Jr. A wonderful commemoration of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, completed on May 29, 1953, by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The Ascent of Everest was written in one month by Sir John Hunt, the leader of the expedition, in response to international demand for the story of the team?s success and includes Sir Edmund?s own stirring account of the final stage of the ascent. Fellow signatory Charles Evans was deputy leader and surgeon on the team; George Lowe of New Zealand, was the first to greet the two men on their descent and was the recipient of Hillary?s famous if infelicitous line, ?We knocked the bastard off.? Paul Fenimore Cooper Jr., was an Arctic explorer and the great-great-grandson of James Fenimore Cooper. With the signing event program from February 1954, two months after the books publication, laid in.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Snug and the Chimney-Sweeper - Little Brown Mouse Book #8 (Eight)

      Heinemann, London 1953 - 69 pages. Unmarked book bears moderate wear with backstrip, hinges and binding intact. Mild foxing to text edges. Price-clipped dust jacket bears above-average wear with a half-inch hole to back panel, small chips from some corners, a few spots of foxing primarily upon flaps, and several closed tears under one inch in length. Photo of dust jacket available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coltrane, Monk, Bird and Pres - group of four autographed album leaves from the collection of Junior Mance. '

      1953-4 1953 - Very good condition. Four individual autograph album leaves from an album kept by pianist Junior Mance, each archivally mounted, framed and glazed together with a photographic portrait of subject, accompanied by a similarly presented image of Mance himself with signature. From the collection of Jazz Hall-of-Famer Junior Mance from his time as house pianist at the Bee Hive in Chicago. None of the the leaves are personalized, apart from that of Coltrane who has inscribed, "Best to Junior, John Coltrane." The Coltrane leaf is mounted with a studio printed photograph by Francis Wolff, a portrait of 'Trane taken in 1956 at bassist Paul Chambers's Blue Note recording sessions for Whims Of Chambers; Pres with an image by the Dutch jazz photographer Gerrit Schilp; Monk, the leaf inscribed "Good luck always" with an original photograph of Monk by Duncan Schiedt; and Bird mounted with a high quality reproduction of the famous James Kriegsmann studio portrait of the young Bird. Junior Mance began playing the piano at the age of five, not receiving formal training until the age of eight, and starting to play professionally during his early teens. He attended Roosevelt College in Chicago as a music major. In 1947 Mance left Roosevelt College to join Gene Ammons' band and began his recording career with Gene. He joined Lester Young in 1949 for almost two years, and rejoined Ammons several months in 1951 before being drafted into the U. S. Army, serving in the 36th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky along with Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. After his discharge from the Army in 1953, he became part of the house rhythm section at the Bee Hive Jazz Club in Chicago for a year, accompanying musicians such as Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and Sonny Stitt. In 1954 Mance joined and toured with Dinah Washington, later working with Dizzy Gillespie, before forming his own trio. Junior Mance was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997, he continues to work in NYC and Japan. A really lovely group of important, and uncommon, signatures, with a most excellent provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Deep Sleep

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. 8vo. 312 pp. Very Good,Grey Cloth, Dust Jacket with sun-fading, small tears, staining, rubbing, & edge wear; shelf wear. Signed by author on FFEP. Mylar Jacket. First Edition.

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        CASINO ROYALE

      CASINO ROYALE FIRST EDITON, FIRST IMPRESSION, 1953BY IAN FLEMINGThis listing is for the First Edition, First Impression of CASINO ROYALE by Ian Fleming. Published by Jonathan Cape of London, 1953. Scarce, clean, near fine, first impression book with the original first printing dust jacket in the second state of the first printing (with the Sunday Times review to the flap). Very scarce title in beautiful condition with an unclipped dust jacket and no inscriptions. A wonderful alternative to the first edition, first printing in a first state jacket which is priced at over $60,000 in the same condition as this book. Images taken both with and without the dust jacket protector for review.Original crisp black boards with bright unfaded red titles to the spine, and a red heart to the front.  The boards are in clean, beautiful condition with sharp corners (two just a touch pushed), and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are are clean with a bit of toning and have no owner names, no inscriptions, no book plates, and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are clean with no stains, no handling marks (but to one page), no writing, no foxing, and no bent pages. Dusting/toning to outer page block.

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        The Digest Of South African Case Law 1952

      Juta & Co, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketBoards are worn and marked.Light tanning.Tightly bound.Good copy.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law; Inventory No: 59bm.

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        A Time To Keep Silence

      Queen Anne Press, 1953. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine black buckram, beautiful hand-made paper, very clean pages (rough-cut as issued), in a very near fine dustjacket, just slightly spotted with a slightly browned spine. Four decorations by John Craxton. This is the true first printing of the author's celebrated second book, being three meditations on monastic life, and is hand-numbered 199 out of a limited edition of 500 copies, of which 449 were produced in this fine binding. Very scarce today in the original dustjacket.

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        A Time to Keep Silence (1953 1st ed Queen Anne hardback, #129 of 500)

      Queen Anne Press, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Good+ 1953 true 1st printing 1st ed Queen Anne hardback, limited to 500 copies of which this is #129. Beautiful high quality production, bound in black buckram and printed on Millbourn hand made paper, a superb study by Fermor. Ex-Library copy with catalogue number 271 written to base of spine, remains of logsheet to fly-leaf, Belfast Libary and Society for Promoting Knowledge plate to inside cover and code A46500 4/6/53 written to inside of intertitle page, some rubbing to boards and minor corner bumps, smudge spot to blank page 74, otherwise good tight copy in secure binding, well-preserved red leather title insert to spine, pages crisp with beautiful colour frontispiece. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Religion & Theology; Inventory No: 056681..

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        UP THE FARAWAY TREE

      George Newnes Ltd. 1953 - 2nd 1953. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Red boards, black titles. B/w pictures to every page with story beneath them. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Tiny piece torn from lower corner of page 95/6. Contents clean. Price-cut wrapper is slightly edge worn with minimal loss and some staining, mainly visible on verso. A nice copy in a very scarce dustwrapper. [R] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unleserliches" Quadrat-Blatt. En Oonlesbar kwadraat Blad. [Il libro illegibile].

      Milano und Hilversum, Danese und Steendrukkerij deJong & Co. (1953). - 4¡. 177 S., 3 Bll. Mit 4 Tafeln und 3 Karten von Bruno Munari. Graue Orig.-Brosch. mit ausgestanztem Quadrat, in mehrfach quer gef. Orig.-Umschlag mit mehrsprachigem Text Ÿber Munari (Umschlag mit kleinen Einrissen und Gebrauchsspuren). Die Quadrat-BlŠtter waren eine Serie von Experimenten in gedruckter Form auf dem Gebiet der graphischen Gestaltung. Sie waren nicht kŠuflich zu erwerben und wurden in unregelmŠ§igen AbstŠnden publiziert und Freunden des Hauses 'Steendrukkerij de Jong' geschenkt. Die weltweite Auflage betrug 2000 StŸck. - Lichtenstein/HŠberli 100 (S.124ff). Lang it

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        REVOLT IN 2100.

      Shasta Publishers [1953], Chicago - Octavo, illustrated by Hulbert Rogers, cloth backed boards. One of the signed subscriber copies on inserted blank leaf. Part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. Slight bumps to upper corners, a fine copy in a fine, as new, dust jacket. (17078) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Mount Everest Expedition 1953. Vac Pac

      1953. () Very good. A ration pack used during the expedition, approx. 7.5 X 9.5 X 2?" (194 X 240 X 50mm), still sealed in tinfoil wrapping, printed label to one face with beneath it a typed label with list of contents (?"THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:-COFFEE, LEMONADE POWDER, MINT BAR?"), slight wear, with accompanying note signed by George Lowe providing a provenance. A rare survival of the 1953 Everest expedition. Very careful provision was made in the expedition planning for rations, with different foods being allocated for three different ?"phases?". Lowe?'s note included with the food pack reads: ?"Everest 1953 Food-pack for high altitude use (that?'s above 21.000 ft.) Sufficient for 2 persons for 2 / 3 days. This is the first use of vacuum packing (which was invented after the ?'39- 45 war). The contents varied - & the front label shows the ?"extras?" to the basic high sugar - with quick-cook porridge & other staple food. I don?'t want this pack opened - It was collected by me & carried down from advanced-base (21,000ft.) as a souvenir. I don?'t think anyone else did so & I?'ve had it for 50years (or nearly 50!) George Lowe May 2002.?"..

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        "Unleserliches" Quadrat-Blatt. En Oonlesbar kwadraat Blad.... [Il libro illegibile].

      Milano und Hilversum, Danese und Steendrukkerij deJong & Co. (1953).. 4°. 177 S., 3 Bll. Mit 4 Tafeln und 3 Karten von Bruno Munari. Graue Orig.-Brosch. mit ausgestanztem Quadrat, in mehrfach quer gef. Orig.-Umschlag mit mehrsprachigem Text über Munari (Umschlag mit kleinen Einrissen und Gebrauchsspuren)., fester Einband. Die Quadrat-Blätter waren eine Serie von Experimenten in gedruckter Form auf dem Gebiet der graphischen Gestaltung. Sie waren nicht käuflich zu erwerben und wurden in unregelmäßigen Abständen publiziert und Freunden des Hauses 'Steendrukkerij de Jong' geschenkt. Die weltweite Auflage betrug 2000 Stück. - Lichtenstein/Häberli 100 (S.124ff). Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Danie Craven on Rugby

      R. Beerman Publishers (Pty.) Ltd., Cape Town, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition, Inscribed by Author(s)212 pages (complete). Inscribed by Craven on the inside front cover (dated: 22/8/53). In good to fair condition as the green board cover has sun stains to the spine and the top of the covers. There is otherwise, little wear. The contents are clear, clean, firmly affixed, genial and robust. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Africana - Sport; Rugby; Inscribed by Author(s). Inventory No: odme.

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        THE INVESTIGATIONS OF MONSIEUR GILLES Comprising Meet A Body, Body On The Bench and The Missing Formula

      London: Hammond and Hammond. 1953 - 1956. Three Volumes. First English editions, first printings. Original cloth in dustwrappers. Each volume is in at least very good condition with light spotting to the text block edges when closed. In their original very good pictorial dustwrappers. MEET A BODY, translated by Kit and Delano Ames has a small ink number to the front free endpaper, otherwise clean and bright. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities. Not price-clipped. BODY ON THE BENCH, translated by K. Chesney, is without inscriptions or stamps. Minor marking to the cloth at the bottom of the upper board. The price-clipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities. THE MISSING FORMULA, translated by Delano Ames, is in clean, bright and tight condition with no inscriptions or stamps. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities and not price-clipped. All in all an attractive and complete set of the Investigations of Monsieur Gilles. Scarce. Hubin. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953

      Gallimard 1953 - - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : "à Albert Béguin qui trouvera ici les raisons de mes désaccords à 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". [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT [A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL] [later revised and expanded under the title: THE CITY AND THE STARS]

      Gnome Press Inc [1953], 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket, First Edition; First PrintingFirst edition. This copy has been inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Blue boards with purple spine lettering, 223 pages. A Very good Copy with scattered light shelfwear, faint scattered top edge foxing in bright attractive Very Good Dust Wrapper with a small area of light colored staining to the lower right corner of the rear panel and dust soiling. See Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages; Signed by Author

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        A Time to Keep Silence (1953 1st ed Queen Anne hardback, #129 of 500)

      Queen Anne Press, 1953. Good Condition No Dust Jacket. Hardcover First Edition Good+ 1953 true 1st printing 1st ed Queen Anne hardback, limited to 500 copies of which this is #129. Beautiful high quality production, bound in black buckram and printed on Millbourn hand made paper, a superb study by Fermor. Ex-Library copy with catalogue number 271 written to base of spine, remains of logsheet to fly-leaf, Belfast Libary and Society for Promoting Knowledge plate to inside cover and code A46500 4/6/53 written to inside of intertitle page, some rubbing to boards and minor corner bumps, smudge spot to blank page 74, otherwise good tight copy in secure binding, well-preserved red leather title insert to spine, pages crisp with beautiful colour frontispiece. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Religion & Theology; Inventory No: 056681..

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        Casino Royale

      JONATHAN CAPE 1953 - First Edition, First Impression. Very scarce title in beautiful condition with an unclipped dust jacket and no inscriptions. A wonderful alternative to the first edition, first printing in a first state jacket. Images taken both with and without the dust jacket protector for review. Original crisp black boards with bright unfaded red titles to the spine, and a red heart to the front. The boards are in clean, beautiful condition with sharp corners (two just a touch pushed), and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are are clean with a bit of toning and have no owner names, no inscriptions, no book plates, and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are clean with no stains, no handling marks (but to one page), no writing, no foxing, and no bent pages. Dusting/toning to outer page block. Requisite rough cut pages edges as issued. A very nice, solid example of this title, being clean and without issue or owner names. Please see the many images for details. The original dust jacket has strong vibrant colors still maintaining the brilliant red to the hearts in the front panel and bright yellow titles to the spine (which more typically fade). The dust jacket has beneftired from very very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents in near fine condition. Vibrant overall color with some faint, faded water splash marks to the panels. The dust jacket has NO chips, No tears, No edgewear, No foxing, No fading (even the spine titles are still bright), and NO foxing. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has the stated price of 10s 6d net to both the front and rear flaps, with the front flap showing the Sunday Times review demonstrating the first edition, second state status of this dust jacket (The first state does not have the Sunday Times blurb). The dust jacket is protected in a new clear removeable archival cover. Please see the many detailed images. (The images taken both with and without the dust jacket protector for review). A very striking handsome example of this Fleming title in extremely scarce condition with the stunning dust jacket! Outstanding presentation on the shelf. ADDITIONAL 20 IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Fleming/Bond titles. Shipping is via UPS tracked and signed for delivery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Love Among the Ruins. A Romance of the Near Future. With Decorations by Various Eminent Hands Including the Author's.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1953 - Octavo (212 × 136). Bound for Asprey in near-contemporary quarter purple morocco, with brown cloth sides, titles to spines gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Spine faded, spine ends very slightly rubbed, internally fine. An excellent copy. Attractively bound signed limited edition, number 20 of 350 copies signed by the author. This copy is additionally inscribed on the limitation page by Waugh: "For Darling Momo, with love from Evelyn." Maud "Momo" Marriott (née Kahn), was the sister of Nin Ryan and wife of Major General Sir John Marriott. Waugh became friends with the Marriotts through Randolph Churchill, whilst they were stationed in the Middle East during the Second World War.

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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      Garden City, NY: Double Day & Company, Inc., 1953 Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. Inscribed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper: "For Stu - / This copy of / "Golden Apples" / with the deepest / appreciation / from / his fan - / Ray Bradbury / Summer, / 1972". Publisher's gray cloth, lettered in pale yellow; in the original yellow and gray dust jacket designed by Mugnaini, with an illustration of a celestial eye with the iris formed by a moon and sun design to the front panel in white, gray and black, lettered in black. Very good, with a hint of wear to the extremities, toned adhesive residue to the otherwise fresh boards, faint tape stains to the free endpapers, otherwise bright and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with a few chips and tears to the extremities, faint toning to the spine, a few tape stains and minor soiling to the otherwise clean panels. Overall, a bright and presentable copy, inscribed by the author. Bradbury inscribed this copy of The Golden Apples of the Sun to Stuart Oderman, a pianist best known for his musical accompaniments for silent films. Although the origin of their friendship is unclear, Bradbury and Oderman were long-time friends and maintained a steady written correspondence from the early 1960s through Bradbury's death in 2012. In a 2008 interview with The Star Ledger, Oderman cited Bradbury as one of his favorite authors. The Golden Apples of the Sun is a collection of 22 short stories, including "The Fog Horn," "The Fruit of the Bottom of the Bowl," "Invisible Boy," "The Garbage Collection," and "En La Noche," among others. Notably, this first edition of The Golden Apples of the Sun, which takes its title from William Butler Yeats' "The Song of Wandering Aengus," omits 10 additional stories that are included in reprint editions.. Illus. by Mugnaini, Joe. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Power of Positive Thinking

      World's Works, 1953, Soft cover, Book Condition: Fair, Signed by Author(s)9th edition. 1953 is the only date shown. signed on the half title page by norman vincent peale. one other signature. old tape residue marks. the wraps are shelf worn and the spine is creased. the book is a little cocked. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: 74fg.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        A Time to Keep Silence (1953 1st ed Queen Anne hardback, #129 of 500)

      Queen Anne Press, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionGood+ 1953 true 1st printing 1st ed Queen Anne hardback, limited to 500 copies of which this is #129. Beautiful high quality production, bound in black buckram and printed on Millbourn hand made paper, a superb study by Fermor. Ex-Library copy with catalogue number 271 written to base of spine, remains of logsheet to fly-leaf, Belfast Libary and Society for Promoting Knowledge plate to inside cover and code A46500 4/6/53 written to inside of intertitle page, some rubbing to boards and minor corner bumps, smudge spot to blank page 74, otherwise good tight copy in secure binding, well-preserved red leather title insert to spine, pages crisp with beautiful colour frontispiece. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Religion & Theology; Inventory No: 056681.

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        The Violins of Saint-Jacques. A Tale of the Antilles. (WITH SIGNED BOOKPLATE)

      John Murray and Derek Verschoyle, London 1953 - First Edition, first printing of the author's uncommon second book and only novel. This copy from the library of noted book collector J.E. 'One-armed Jack' Davies with his personal bookplate which has been SIGNED by Patrick Leigh Fermor pasted to the half-title. 8vo. 139pp. Green cloth lettered in gold at spine. Map-illustrated endpapers and five unaccredited decorations in the text (apparently by Robin Ironside, who also provides the dust wrapper design). Extremities of backstrip lightly discoloured and with some crinkling to the half-title, caused by the bookplate glue. Very good indeed and housed in the handsome double-spread pictorial dust wrapper, nicked at spine ends and tips of several corners with several small portions of loss. An uncommon book, very desirable even without the signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        AFFICHE AIR FRANCE : « SUPER CONSTELLATION » LOCKHEED L-1049-G

      - Date : 1953 Dimensions : 106,5x72,5cm Imp : Perceval, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco with onlay of a playing card to front board, gilt lettering to spine, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, of the first James Bond title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1953 - Octavo, boards. Collects twenty-two stories including "The Fog Horn," "The Pedestrian," and "A Sound of Thunder." The author's fourth book. "The Fog Horn" is the source story for the film "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms" (1952) and "A Sound of Thunder" was filmed in 2006. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-62. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 258. Private owner's bookplate to front free end paper, a fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some light rubbing and soiling to front panel and slight color fade to the yellow ink of the spine panel. (5869) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        If you've got money in your pocket to burn for books that probably won't, may we suggest THE COMPLETE SCIENCE FICTION ASBESTOS COLLECTION: FAHRENHEIT 451 & FIRESTARTER

      THE COMPLETE ASBESTOS 'SF' COLLECTION***HOT STUFF***FAHRENHEIT 451, Ballantine Books, 1953, first edition, light wear to the spine edges, some soiling to the spine and boards as usual, else a tight vg copy without dust-wrapper as issued. Also contains THE PLAYGROUND & AND THE ROCK CRIED OUT. 1/200 copies SIGNED by the author and specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Certainly a high spot of modern literature which has seen few auction records from the major houses in the last 10 years. (A most interesting provenance to this copy. After my suggesting to the publisher of the first edition of FIRESTARTER by Stephen King (see below) that producing a special asbestos edition of this title could be a lot of fun, he, as many already know, did so. He obtained this copy now offered for sale by trading one of these 26 such bound copies of FIRESTARTER to Gerry de la Ree for one of de la Ree's copies of the asbestos bound Bradbury title. This is that very copy!) Retrospective HUGO winning novel for 1954. Along with:FIRESTARTER, Phantasia Press, 1980, first edition, a faint discoloration about the size of a quarter to a blank section of the signature page (not interfering in any manner with any writing or printed text) with some off-setting of same on to a small area of the adjoining page (the last page of text), else fine without dust-wrapper or slip-case as issued. 1/26 lettered copies bound in asbestos cloth, this one being letter B and thus one of the publishers own copies !!! For the pair and the right to ownership of a complete science fiction asbestos collection (of which there cannot ever be more than 26 sets with probably less than a half-dozen extant now---).

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY ]
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        STORIA DI MILANO

      ISTITUTO ENCICLOPEDIA TRECCANI 1953 17

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        Junkie / Narcotic Agent

      Ace Books 1953 - New York: Ace Books, 1953. Ace Double D-15, published dos-a-dos Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. First Edition, First Printing of William S. Burrough's first published book, published under the name William Lee. In Very Good condition, with light rubbing to wraps, and light edge wear. Reading creases and light fading to spine. Pages toned, as expected. A lovely copy, in nicer condition than as normally found. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Lucky Jim

      Victor Gollancz Ltd, London 1953 - The book is firmly bound in dark green boards, lettered in gilt to the spine, the boards are clean, but the spine has dulled, the corners and spine ends are a little rubbed and bumped and the spine is slightly cocked. The text block is age toned, with a neatly written gift inscription to the front endpaper, it is free from foxing. The dust jacket is the original and not price clipped, it has benefitted from minor restoration to the spine ends and corners, it is slightly age toned with some minor spots of foxing. Overall, a very nice example of Amis' first and best loved novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J and M Books Limited]
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