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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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        The Long Good-Bye

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953 First edition, first printing. Publisher's dark grayish red boards, lettered in silver; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Fritz Wegner. Book with some minor bowing to the boards, tiny nick to foot of spine, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with some wear and minor chipping to the spine ends, light toning to the spine, chip to the front panel affecting the author's name, a hint of soiling to the rear panel. Overall, a very good and attractive copy. Bruccoli A10.1.a. The Long Goodbye is the 6th Philip Marlowe mystery and is considered one of Chandler's more autobiographical texts; while he drew on personal experiences as inspirations for many of his novels, Chandler wrote this novel while his wife was dying and references much of his insecurities related to her illness and his own alcoholism throughout the text. In letters to Jamie Hamilton, Chandler's British publisher, he wrote of The Long Goodbye: "The book is a bit longer than LS [The Little Sister] but I don't think I care. I was not writing for speed. I'm bored stiff with the edge of the chair stuff, and much prefer in these times the flat-on-the-back-on-a-comfortable-couch-with-pipe kind of thing" (21 May 1952). Unlike Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op and Sam Spade, who are widely considered the archetypal hard-boiled detective figures, Marlowe possesses a sensitivity underneath his tough exterior that distinguishes him from similar detective characters in the genre. Chandler gave The Long Goodbye a few re-writes, writing about his Marlowe character: "It begins to look as though I were tied to this fellow for life. I simply can't function without him" (14 July 1951). Hiney & MacShane [editors]. The Raymond Chandler Papers - Selected Letters and Nonfiction, 1909 - 1959. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Actuelles II

      First edition, one copy of the press. Signed autograph of the author Constant Burniaux. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

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        Celui qui ne m'accompagnait pas

      First Edition, review copy service. 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 items to his mother and sister, Blanchot offers in all its fragility and reveals a hitherto unknown intimacy. Complete copy of its nice trailer. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

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        Le questionnaire

      First edition of the French translation, one of the copies of the Press. Valuable and rare autograph dedication signed by the author Maurice Blanchot. Dishes lightly soiled, otherwise good copy. Gallimard Paris 1953 14,5x20,5cm broché

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      Original, one of 70 numbered copies on Holland, print head reattached after 21 Japon.Deux tears in the top and bottom of the back, tiny bites without gravity on the back, nice condition inside Edition. Gallimard Paris 1953 12,5x19cm broché

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        Maigret a peur

      First edition, one of 100 copies numbered on pure wire, only large papiers.Très slight traces of minor friction on the jaws, otherwise nice copy. Presses de la cité Paris 1953 11,5x17,5cm broché

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        La dévotion à la Croix

      First edition of the French translation by Albert Camus, a numbered copies on Alfama. Back slightly past tiny trace fold margin in the first dish, otherwise very good copy. Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus "A (Eugene) Clairin, these supernatural images, with earthly friendship Albert Camus." Nrf Paris 1953 11x16,5cm broché

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        The Silver Chair

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1953. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, silver lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Map endpapers at the front , illustrated throughout by Pauline Baynes. A few closed-tears to jacket, head and tail chipped (with a little loss at foot). First edition, first impression of the fourth of the Narnia novels. Nice copies in the dust jacket are particularly difficult to find.

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        Waiting for Camilla

      William Heinemann, 1953. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Invisible Man

      1953 Random house First Edition stated SECOND Printing of Ellison's classic and only novel. Laid in is a **SIGNED** one page typescript of a paragraph in the book. ( Comes with a COA) In Ellison's distinctive blue ink! and as such a rare signature! A great collectible in VG+/VG condition. The HB is very clean and tight with a dark gray topstain. The DJ is later state with the price of $ $ 5.95 and has the description of Shadow and Act ont he rear. It has minor chips and wear with strong and bright colors. **BONUS** Also receive the 1986 Random House First Ed. of Going to the Territory. It is ex-library and in VG/VG condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Upon returning to Washington from his honeymoon, freshman Senator John F Kennedy, with no vacancies on his staff, advises a campaign supporter to <i>?contact the Democratic State Committee ? I shall be happy to contact the proper authorities in your behalf ??</i>

      Typed Letter Signed ?John Kennedy,? 1 page, 7.75? x 10.25?. Washington, October 6, 1953. To Walter J. McCann, Dorchester, Massachusetts, who had worked in his campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1952. Tiny staple hole at upper left edge, faint vertical creases mentioned only for accuracy. Fine condition. John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married in Newport, Rhode Island, on September 12, 1953. They honeymooned at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan and spent two weeks in Acapulco, Mexico, then went to a hillside suite at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. Before he returned to his office in Washington, Senator, and Mrs. Kennedy, settled in their first home in McLean, Virginia. In part, ?I have just returned to Washington and want to thank you for your recent letter. I am sincerely sorry to hear of your mother?s condition and I am most anxious to be of whatever assistance possible to you. In regard to any possibility in my office, I have had a full staff since early last year. As I am sure you can understand, with the volume of work involved in a Senatorial office, it was necessary for me to have a complete staff when I began my term in the Senate. Any changes at this time are unlooked for; however, I shall be glad to keep your name on file and in the event that anything should develop, I will be in touch with you ... I might suggest that you contact the Democratic State Committee at 146 Bowdoin Street, Boston, to see what ideas they might have ... I shall be happy to contact the proper authorities in your behalf ...? Walter J. McCann later entered politics, running unsuccessfully for the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1962 and the Boston City Council in 1963 and 1965.

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        Original Dustwrapper Artwork by Loudon Sainthill for The Sunburnt Country

      The finished artwork by Loudon Sainthill for the first edition d/w of this book, image 10.5" x 13" (26.3cm x 32.5cm) in gouache on thick paper, with Collins' printer's instruction sheet on the verso, not signed [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: Collins. [c.1953]. Suite of 14 original pen, ink and watercolour drawings for ?"Three Jolly Friends?". Mounted. Cam?'s early draft of what would later be published as The Three Jolly Boatmen. Comprising 4 full-page drawings (measuring 24 x 19 cms) and 10 double-page spreads (24 x 37 cms), a few with manuscript text in the author?'s hand below the illustration. Two illustrations with small adhesions where the artist has fixed redrawn items of clothing, then removed them. There are two different designs for the title page, both retaining the working title of Three Jolly Friends.

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      Fantasy Press [1953], 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket, First Edition; First PrintingFirst 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.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages; Signed by Author

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      Hodder & Stoughton.London.,1953. REPRINT.INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR.--To my very dear friends Charlie and Jane,with fondest love from Freddie.--A very good copy in slightly chipped dustwrapper.The book is protected in a red cloth chemise housed in a red morocco spined slip case,made by James Macdonald Co.New York.Spine with raised bands,ruled in blind.Lettered in gilt.:

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        Thurber Country

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1953. First. First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with shallow loss at the crown, and some splitting along the front spine fold. Inscribed to the longtime office manager of The New Yorker, Daise Terry: "Dear Terry, I love you, Jim." .

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        Timmler, Karl. - Moritzburger Felder mit Weinberghäuschen. - "Am Burgbergweg".

      . Zeichnung / Aquarell, auf Hahnemühlebütten, 1953. Von Karl Timmler. 46,5 x 61,2 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten signiert. Am Blattrand links unten Wasserzeichen der Hahnemühle. - Papier gebräunt. Blattrand mit Resten einer ehemaligen Montierung. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Karl Timmler (1906 Liegnitz/Niederschlesien - 1996 Moritzburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker des Realismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Besuchte 1924-30 die Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. Studierte 1931-38 an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Ferdinand Dorsch, Max Feldbauer, Rudolf Schramm-Zittau und Richard Müller. Seit 1946 in Moritzburg wohnhaft malte er bevorzugt Landschaften seiner näheren Umgebung sowie Porträts..

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        Signed Invoice

      New York, 1953. unbound. Her signature, "G. Garbo," in pencil, on an invoice from the elegant fabric store in New York City, Scalamandre Silks. The invoice is tipped in between the flyleaf and half-title page of the John Bainbridge biography titled "Garbo." 256 pages, 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (worn and torn) in a mylar sleeve. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955. First edition. A very good(-) copy in a good dust wrapper. The invoice is filled out in another hand and dated February 17, 1953. Very rare.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fishing the Pacific: Offshore and On

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.. (1953). First. First edition. Illustrated by Lynn Bogue Hunt. A little foxing else fine in very good or better dustwrapper with rubbing and a few very small tears. Inscribed by the author to the great boxing champion: "For my friend Gene Tunney, with the hope he puts off Cahn Blanov(?), the world's best & the home of the Heavyweight Champ. Always, S. Kip Farrington. Dec 29 '53. From Mike Lerner." .

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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for a Building for Klix Chemical Co. at 551 Railroad Ave., South San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1952 - June 1953. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 21 sheets. Job #235. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        Scrambled Eggs Super!

      Random House, Inc. 1953 - Published in New York by Random House in 1953. First Edition according to Younger and Hirsch. Book very good, slight wear at ends of spine, corners, edges of covers, and spine hinges; residue on front paste-down. DJ very good, chipping at ends of spine and corners, creasing and missing pieces on top and bottom edges, light soiling on front and rear, tape residue on bottom of front and on flaps. DJ price reads $2.50. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DIRECTOR’S ARCHIVE OF TYPESCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS AND LETTERS RELATING TO THE PLAYS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE. Including The Hollow, The Mousetrap, The Unexpected Guest and Rule of Three (The Rats, Afternoon At The Seaside and The Patient)

      1953-1972. Hubert Gregg (1914 - 2004), actor, broadcaster, composer and director of five Agatha Christie plays, including The Mousetrap for seven years of its record-breaking run, from 1953. In his own words 'three were smash hits, one had a modest run and the other was a flop'. The archive and correspondence, spanning nearly 20 years, includes three Agatha Christie plays in typescript, each one the director's working copy with extensive revisions to the text, notes on staging and lighting, often with related notes, manuscript revisions and correspondence between Gregg, Agatha Christie and the producer Peter Saunders; Gregg?'s own copy of the Mousetrap, inscribed and presented to him by Agatha Christie on the occasion of 'our sixth birthday'; Agatha Christie's holograph manuscript for the ending of 'The Patient', the last play in Rule of Three. The Hollow: A Play In Three Acts. Typescript. 90 Pages. [c.1951] Presentation binding of blue roan, titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. Presentation inscription from the producer Peter Saunders dated December 1952 to the front free endpaper, and inscribed by the author 'Happy Memories / Agatha Christie'. Extensively annotated throughout in blue ink by Gregg and with three pages of cancelled notes in pencil. The binding rubbed and worn, the upper board nearly detached, title page chipped at edges. The Unexpected Guest: A Play in Three Acts. Typescript. 172 pages, each act separately paginated. [c.1959] Blue card covers with printed label and marked 'Uncorrected Copy' in pencil to upper wrapper. Signed by Agatha Christie on the title page. Extensive notes, revisions and stage diagrams in blue ink, pencil, and black ink by Gregg throughout. Loosely laid in are seven additional leaves which include rehearsal schedule, cast list, rough stage plans and notes of questions for Agatha Christie. Rule of Three: Three Plays by Agatha Christie (The Rats, Afternoon at the Seaside, The Patient). Typescript. 77 pages, each play separately paginated. [c.1961] Red card wrappers, bound into a blue folder. Marked in blue ink 'Amended' to the title page. Signed by Gregg and annotated throughout in blue ink, the final page of 'The Patient' with note ('End to follow'). With an additional 26 leaves loosely inserted, including typescript revisions to the script (including the end of 'The Patient'), notes on auditions, rehearsal schedules and a letter from Peter Saunders to Hubert Gregg regarding the apparently troublesome ending of 'The Patient' and advising that Donald Walker felt it too long and wordy: 'I also send for your own amusement his own suggestion of how he thinks the play ought to finish. Can you imagine Agatha's face!' Three page autograph manuscript in the hand of Agatha Christie, for the ending of 'The Patient'. [c.1961] Written in blue ink on the reverse of Victoria Hotel, Wolverhampton headed stationery. The Mousetrap. A Play in Two Acts. 70 pages. Published by Samuel French, 1954. Presentation copy from the author to her director. Blue cloth boards with title, borders and the date (25th November 1958) in gilt to the upper board. Inscribed by Agatha Christie in blue ink on the front free endpaper 'For Hubert / With affection and gratitude / on our Sixth Birthday / from / Agatha [underlined]'. In very good condition. Seven autograph letters from Agatha Christie to Hubert Gregg. 19 pages in total spanning 1953-1972. Topics include a poor review, 'Still, plays are like race horses, always either amazing or disappointing their Stables', comments on possible revisions to a play in production, the development of her then unfinished play Fiddler's Five, her astonishment at the continuing popularity of The Mousetrap and in the later years, health issues. Most with their original postmarked envelopes. Luncheon menu, held at The Savoy for the Casts of 'The Mousetrap' 1963- 1965. Dated 20th November 1964, signed for Hubert Gregg by Agatha Christie and 21 members of cast. A Christmas Card, from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Sent to Hubert Gregg and inscribed in blue ink 'From / Agatha Christie'. An original playbill for 'The Hollow' at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge 'prior to West-End presentation', dated February 1951. An eight page program for 'Rule of Three' for the week commencing Monday 6th November 1961. A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt as to who had the final say. Hubert Gregg covered much of his experience working with the author in his book: Agatha Christie and All That Mousetrap (Kimber 1980).

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        The Maximus Poems / 1-10. [with]: The Maximus Poems / 11-22

      Stuttgart: Jonathan Williams. 1953,1956. First. First edition. Two volumes. Quarto. Introduction by Robert Creeley laid in as issued. Calligraphic covers by Jonathan Williams. Issued as Jargon 7 and Jargon 9. The first volume is fine in stiff wrappers, in the original publisher's paper outer wrapping paper stamped "Olson. Poems" and is one of 300 copies; the second volume is very good in stiff wrappers with three small tears and a thin horizontal stain on the front wrap, and a split at the bottom of the flap fold, and is one of 350 copies. .

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        Fahrenheit 451

      NY: Ballentine Books. Very Good-. 1953. First US Edition. Hardcover. 199 pages. Signed by Author; Red paper covered boards lettered in yellow, no first edition statement and no additional printings noted as required. Signed by author on title page. Spine ends and corners bumped and edgeworn, some loss of color on spine edge and board edges. Pastedowns and endpapers lightly foxed, Arthur C. Hicks signature and 3/4/54 on front pastedown with a tiny ink offset on front free endpaper. Two pages have one word highlighted and the definition of the word written in the bottom margin; one in pencil, one in ink. Pages pale tan, edges a bit darker. No dust wrapper.; Contains the title novel plus two additional short stories, ''The Playground'' and ''The Rock Cries Out''. Classic novel of the firemen required to set fires to burn banned books...and all books are banned. Basis for the film directed by Francois Truffaut, starring Oscar Werner and Julie Christie. When Mr. Bradbury signed this copy at one of the early LA Times Festival of Books at UCLA he said 'you don't see one of these very often.' The UCLA library was where Ray Bradbury wrote the short story "The Fireman". It was published in 'Galaxy Magazine' in 1951 and then expanded and published in 1953 as 'Fahrenheit 451' "the temperature at which book-paper catches fire, and burns".; Images are of actual copy on offer. .

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        Fonction et champ de la parole et du langage en psychanalyse.

      - Conférence de Rome Instituto di psychologia della Universita di Roma 26-27 Septembre 1953. In-4 broché sous double chemise et emboîtage. Edition originale ronéotypée de 73 pages et préface de 6 pages. Très légères éraflures sur la partie supérieure du premier plat néanmoins bon exemplaire. Exemplaire de travail d'Octave Mannoni comportant ses notes manuscrites au verso de la page de titre. Exemplaire signé par Octave Mannoni sur le premier plat de la couverture. Octave Mannoni 1899-1989 ethnologue philosophe et psychanalyste français entama une analyse avec Lacan en 1940. Il fonde avec sa femme Maude Mannoni et Patrick Guyomard le Centre de Formation et de Recherches Psychanalytiques en 1985. De la plus extrême rareté. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: Jonathan Cape. 1953. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A very good copy showing a little rubbing to the cloth extremities and a slight spine lean. The contents are entirely complete with no loose or torn pages. Faint mark to the front free endpaper and pastedown. Supplied with the very good lightly nicked, rubbed and creased first issue dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Inscribed on the front free endpaper ?"Robert [Harling]. / The first of Balzaches' / collected works. / Ian.?" Housed in a purpose-made quarter black morocco solander box. An outstanding and important presentation copy. Robert Harling was one of Fleming?'s closest friends. An author, graphic designer and former Naval Commando, he is believed to be one of the author?'s infuences on the character James Bond. Harling was also written into two James Bond novels, Thunderball and The Spy Who Loved Me. A skilled graphic designer, Harling designed the ?"tea chest type?" lettering used on the dustwrapper of From Russia With Love, and all subsequent Bond novels with the exception of Dr. No and For Your Eyes Only. (Gilbert 1.1 - this presentation mentioned under advance / review copies p.19.)

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        Fahrenheit 451

      NY: Ballentine Books. Very Good-. 1953. First US Edition. Hardcover. 199 pages. Signed by Author; Red paper covered boards lettered in yellow, no first edition statement and no additional printings noted as required. Signed by author on title page. Spine ends and corners bumped and edgeworn, some loss of color on spine edge and board edges. Pastedowns and endpapers lightly foxed, Arthur C. Hicks signature and 3/4/54 on front pastedown with a tiny ink offset on front free endpaper. Two pages have one word highlighted and the definition of the word written in the bottom margin; one in pencil, one in ink. Pages pale tan, edges a bit darker. No dust wrapper.; Contains the title novel plus two additional short stories, ''The Playground'' and ''The Rock Cries Out''. Classic novel of the firemen required to set fires to burn banned books...and all books are banned. Basis for the film directed by Francois Truffaut, starring Oscar Werner and Julie Christie. When Mr. Bradbury signed this copy at one of the early LA Times Festival of Books at UCLA he said 'you don't see one of these very often.' The UCLA library was where Ray Bradbury wrote the short story "The Fireman". It was published in 'Galaxy Magazine' in 1951 and then expanded and published in 1953 as 'Fahrenheit 451' "the temperature at which book-paper catches fire, and burns".; Images are of actual copy on offer. .

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        Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (CONVOLUTE of 25 cpl. years/ KONVOLUT aus 25 kompetten Jahrgängen) - Vol. 1 (1953) - Vol. 25 (1977) - teilweise reprint/ party reprinted!

      1953 - 1977.. gebundene Ausgabe. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, abgekürzt J. Agr. Food Chem., ist eine wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift, die von der American Chemical Society veröffentlicht wird. Die erste Ausgabe erschien im April 1953. Derzeit erscheint die Zeitschrift wöchentlich. Es werden Artikel aus den Bereichen Chemie und Biochemie der Landwirtschaft und Lebensmittel publiziert. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 25 Jahrgänge; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH!

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        Todo el amor

      Nascimento, Santiago de Chile 1953 - 255 p. ; 26x18 cms., il. Sobrecubierta con rotura en lomo y pequeños desgastes en bordes. Poesías chilenas (A-169CC) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Monte Sarmiento]
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        Goethes Werke. 4 Bände

      Berlin und Darmstadt: Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft,, 1953. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; German language; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; four volume set in quarterboaund leather; light shelfwear to edges. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        The Bridges at Toko-Ri

      New York: Random House,, 1953. Octavo. Original pale blue cloth-backed dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt and silver, boards ruled in gilt. With the dust jacket. Slight fading to upper edges of boards; an excellent copy in the bright jacket that has some minor creasing to extremities. First edition, first printing. Set during the Korean War, and based on actual missions flown against railroad bridges in North Korea, the novel is about a mission undertaken by United States Navy pilots to destroy heavily protected bridges in enemy territory. Also the basis for a film of the same name, starring William Holden, Grace Kelly and Mickey Rooney, released the following year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      o. O. u. D. &#132;Lundi" [rückseitig 1953] - 4to. 1 Seite. An den Ägyptologen &#132;cher Vigneron" René Bertrand, dem er das Vorwort seines Buches &#132;Sagesse et Chimeres" schickt. &#132;J'aurais aimé en être plus digne. Mais je suppose qu'un geste tendre vaut mieux que le discours".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      np, New York 1953 - Strong, impassioned, and revealing letter from Wright to his longtime friend, the architecture critic Lewis Mumford, defending his architectural philosophy after the appearance of Mumford's article in the New Yorker evaluating Wright's life and work. Written on The Plaza, New York letterhead (from December 3 1953), the letter reads in full: "Dear Lewis-- Read your "appreciation" in the plane coming in last night-both glad and furious- Read? Insults my clients and myself-I may be vain but I am not stupid-neither are my clients-- He harks back to the view that an individual should go to 'a style' for his home, be the guest of a style rather than the guest of a great architect-? Yes? Good argument for the communist against Democracy-- He should talk to my clients. So you talked to one-one Paul Hanna. From him you got a false impression-at least so he says and so say I.-- Just one word slipped[;] the word 'my' was actually 'your' in reproving him for mixing his metaphors in living. As reprehensible as mixing them in writing. Your house said I-My house said you-- Well, I see the misquotation in the New Yorker article-in effect- Now Lewis do you advocate that a man should shun the master and take the slave in order that his own individuality may not suffer eclipse? If so, viva 'Le International'-The communist wins over the Democrat? No, you don't mean that-you mean that the master is so vain in the power of his works that he sacrifices his client on the altar of his virtuosity. The answer to that is from the clients themselves. They will be heard from because your imputation via Sir Herbert Read will make them all boiling mad. It is an unjust insult to their intelligence-(and mine). But love to you just the same. You will learn better now-. Affection no end Frank" Mumford and Wright had a famously tumultuous relationship that lasted over 30 years. Although Mumford, in his two-part New Yorker essay ("The Sky Line: A Phoenix Too Infrequent") that prompted this letter, praised Wright as "the most original architect the United States had produced" and "one of the most creative architectural geniuses of all time," Wright chose to focus on his criticisms, in particular the charge that Wright could be inflexible with respect to his clients' wishes. In defending himself in this letter, Wright demonstrates his powerful personality and reveals some of his deeply held beliefs on the role of the architect. Reprinted in: Frank Lloyd Wright & Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence, ed. Pfeiffer and Wojtowicz. New York: np, 1953. Three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 6.25 inches. In fine condition, with a couple small ink and pencil notations to top right corner of first page. An outstanding letter with important content. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Origin and Goal of History

      London: Routledge & Kegan Paul,, 1953. Translated by Michael Bullock. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the jacket with toned spine. First edition in English, first impression. Originally published in 1949 in German under the title Vom Ursprung und Ziel der Geschichte, in which Jaspers introduced the concept of the Axial Age, or Achsenzeit, (the period between 800 and 200 BC) during which the spiritual foundations for present-day humanity were laid.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. Small octavo,. boards.. Some tanning to text block (less than usual), a fine copy in fine. dust jacket with some rubbing at upper spine end and upper rear. corner tip. A nice, bright copy. (#114630). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-864. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 12. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2127- 31.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Vivekananda a Biography

      New York: Ramakrishna Vivekananda Center, 1953. Inscribed on free endpaper '' for Lord Harmsworth from Swain Nikhilananda New York 1953 ''. Collation, vi,[2],216pp. Bound in original publishers cloth. Binding in good clean firm condition. Dust jacket rubbed, stained, in good condition. Internally, pages in good clean condition. A nice copy. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good Plus. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Marilyn Monroe Story

      New York; Rudolph Field. 1953, 1953. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's bright yellow paper coloured boards with some exciting offsetting from the dustwrapper. Titled in red to front board. A fine copy were it not for the discolouration. Sharp and tight. In a very good indeed priceclipped dustwrapper with minor edgewear and slight sunning to spine panel. Scarce in hardback this is the first official book on Miss Monroe, and contains a number of "Personality Photos" many of which prove that she had considerable quantities of personality. Quite a charming object, scarce in this format.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Military Tribunals Under Control Council Law No. 10 Volume VII & VIII I.G.Farben Case. October 1946-April 1949.

      U.S. Government Printing Office., Washington. 1953 - xiii, 1601 +, vii, 1454 pp. 2 volumes.The I.G. Farben Case. Clean and tight. May incur additional postage due to weight. 4.8kg Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parveen Papers]
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        Attack from Atlantis

      Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1953. Near Fine, slight discoloration to light blue cloth in spine gutters and along top edge, in a Near Fine dust jacket, small chips at the spine tips, and front flap clipped top corner with pencilled price of 2.50. Jacket illustration by Kenneth Fagg. Part of the classic Winston Science Fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. This title SCARCE in such lovely collector's condition.. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Kenneth Fagg.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter (KONVOLUT aus 44 Bänden) - hier angeboten: Jg. 18 (1953); Jg. 20 (1955) bis Jg. 33 (1969); Jg. 48 (1984) - Jg.75 (2011) - KOMPLETTE Jahrgänge in durchgehender Folge; sowie Register zu den Bänden 1 -20!

      Röhrscheid/ Bouvier Verlag; 1953 - 2011.. je Jahrgang ca. 400 Seiten; Broschiert/ Gebundene Ausgabe;. Die Rheinischen Vierteljahrsblätter, kurz RhVjbll, sind eine Zeitschrift zur Landeskunde des Rheinlands. Der erste Jahrgang erschien 1931, herausgegeben für das Institut für geschichtliche Landeskunde der Rheinlande von Adolf Bach, Josef Müller und Franz Steinbach beim Ludwig Röhrscheid Verlag. Sie werden heute herausgegeben von der Abteilung für Rheinische Landesgeschichte des Instituts für Geschichtswissenschaft der Universität Bonn an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Die hier angebotenen Jahrgänge befinden sich in einem ordentlich erhaltenen Zustand; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 44 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; für weitere Bilder oder Informationen können Sie uns gerne kontaktieren!!

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        Scrapbook of original bookplates and bookbinders' marks

      N.P., 1953, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionThe bookplates are all in a very good to fine condition, and mounted in a scrapbook with floral decorative boards. "The cover design of this book is taken from a detail of the 18th century French wallpaper at Clandon Park" --label inside front cover. Some minor dulling and rubbing around the cover edges. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; A unique collection of original bookplates and bookinders' marks. Includes personal and library bookplates. In excess of 100 items are mounted on 15 leaves, with many more loosely inserted, or in plastic pockets. These are presumably for later insertion into the scrapbook, which also contains blank leaves. Subjects: Bookplates -- Armorial bookplates -- Binder's marks and stamps -- Books and book collection -- Book history. 32 x 25cm. The majority of bookplates appear to date from ca. mid-late 19th century to 1953.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Confidential Clerk

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, [1953] - PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY ELIOT on the front free endpaper: "To Ronnie Duncan from T.S.E. 23.iii.54" Ronald Duncan (1914-1982) was a poet and playwright who was also published by Faber and Faber. This is an early inscription First edition. 8vo. 136 pp. Cloth. A Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. In red cloth slipcase and chemise. Gallup A64 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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