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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.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape 1953, 1953. FIRST IMPRESSION, Second Issue. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, in the second issue (overprinted) dust-jacket, priced at 10s.6d. The book is near fine, with a gentle spine lean, edges quite clean with little of the usual toning and spotting. The wrapper is bright, with mild edgewear, a couple of tiny chips and some unobtrusive scratches/impressions to rear panel. A pleasing copy, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box. Gilbert A1a (1.2), selected title for World Book Night (2013)

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Erlenbach, Zürich, 14. IV. 1953. - 1½ SS. 4to. An eine Dame: "Es war etwas leichtsinnig von Ihnen, mir unangemeldet Ihr Manuskript zugehen zu lassen. Solche Sendungen erhalte ich in allzu grosser Zahl, und es würde meine keineswegs unbegrenzten Kräfte übersteigen, mich auch nur flüchtig damit zu beschäftigen, sodass ich gezwungen bin, sie einfach zurückzuschicken. In Ihrem Falle aber, da Sie sich auf unsere liebe alte Freundin Frau Reiff beriefen und auch noch mit dem Hinweis auf Tolstoi an mein Gewissen appellierten, habe ich doch, sowie ich eine freie Stunde hatte, Ihre ja nicht sehr umfangreiche Arbeit gelesen. Ich nehme an, Sie möchten meine ehrliche Meinung hören, die aber keineswegs durchaus positiv ist. Wenn Sie daran denken, die Novelle zu veröffentlichen, so müsste sie jedenfalls sprachlich noch gründlich durchgearbeitet werden, vor allem auch die erstaunlich willkürliche Interpunktion [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Acta Metallurgica.

      New York, Pergamon Press, 1953-1979... Jahrgänge 1 (1953) - 27 (1979) in 42 Bänden. 4°. Grüne Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0001-6160. Titel rückseitig gestempelt, ansonsten gutes Exemplar.

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        Lucky Jim

      London, Victor Gollancz,, 1953. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, titles to spine gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Birds of the British Isles. 12 volume set

      Edinburgh Oliver & Boyd 1953. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket 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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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition Jonathan Cape 1953. First impression. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning to pages. Covers near fine in a near fine, unclipped and completely unrestored first state jacket priced at 10/6.

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        Casino Royale (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1953, 1953. FIRST EDITION, Third Impression. The publisher's book production ledger confirms this is the RAREST CAPE IMPRESSION (by a country mile). Octavo, pp.218. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, decorated with heart motif to upper, lettered in red to spine. In the correct original dust-wrapper with a few chips and tears to the spine, area of browning to rear panel and reverse side, slight lean. No inscriptions or price-clipping. A used but presentable copy. Scarce. The first James Bond novel. Gilbert A1a (3).

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        The Fourier Transform of a Coiled-Coil", AND "The packing of -Helices: Simple Coiled-Coils in Acta Crystallographica, Volume 6, Part 8-9, pp. 678-685 and pp. 689-698

      - FIRST EDITION IN PAPER WRAPS OF TWO HISTORIC PAPERS BY FRANCIS CRICK PRESENTING THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT USING SECONDARY-STRUCTURE ELEMENTS TO MODEL THE TERTIARY STRUCTURE OF A PROTEIN - THE ALPHA-HELICAL COILED COIL. "Crick's molecular model for the coiled coil - entailing left-handed supercoils, heptad repeats and knobs-into-holes packing - has been seen as the definitive account of this structure" (Gruber, Another 50th Anniversary, Trends in Biochemical Science, 12, pp. 679). "In these papers, [Crick presents] a parametric model for coiled coils of two and three parallel -helices, supercoiled in the opposite direction of the helices and held together by a defined side-chain packing geometry. Particularly noteworthy is Crick's anticipation that packing would be driven by the hydrophobic nature of side-chains and that, therefore, the sequence of coiled coils would show a periodicity of polar and non-polar residues. This occurred at a time when the biophysics of protein folding were unknown and even the exact sequence of a protein still remained to be determined" (Gruber). "In 1953, Crick and Linus Pauling both proposed models of supercoiled helices? These were the first attempts at modeling the tertiary structure of a protein. Crick emphasized the packing mode of the side-chains ('knobs-into-holes'), which required a periodicity of 7/2 helical turns and a supercoil in the opposite sense of the constituent helices. By contrast, Pauling envisaged a broader set of periodicities and supercoils of both senses" (Gruber). It was Crick's model, however, that "became canonical and [his] 'heptad repeat' [is] essentially synonymous with coiled coils" (ibid). Crick's idea derived "from model-building experiments which show that if the helices are distorted systematically in the manner proposed, the side chains of one helix can be made to interlock with the holes between side chains of its neighbor" (Neurath, 903). In these papers, Crick develops these ideas. In the first, he obtains an expression for and "gives a theory for the Fourier transform of a coiled coil" (ibid). He presents the Fourier transforms for both a continuous coiled-coil, "and for a set of atoms spaced at regular intervals along a coiled-coil" (Crick, 685). In the second paper, Crick "introduces the first packing scheme for helices using a graphical construction referred to as the knobs into holes model" (Ghelis, 68). He "first described how a simplified view of the surface features of an -helix could be seen to restrict the crossing angle of a close-packed pair of helices. If the side chains are considered as simple knobs and the spaces between the knobs as holes, then if a pair of helices is to brought into extended close contact, a series of the knobs must fit into corresponding hole regions. From the geometry of -helices and simplifying assumptions, he derived crossing angles for both parallel and antiparallel helices that would enable this type of packing" (Frishman, Structural Bioinformatics). "Crick's initial communication was a one-page letter in Nature providing barely enough detail to show that he had obtained a parametrization of the coiled coil based on a periodicity of 7/2, which allowed the side-chains to interlock systematically? However, the actual equations, or indeed any explicit mention of the 7/2 periodicity and of the handedness of the supercoil it entails, are missing from [that communication]. All these aspects and more were covered in great detail in [these] two back-to-back papers by Crick inActa Crystallographica? which still represent the main reference point for the field today" (Gruber). CONDITION & DETAILS: Copenhagen: Munksgaard Ltd. First edition in original wraps. 4to. (256 x 188mm). Pp. 673-752. Meticulously re-backed at the spine with the original spine label. Pristine condition inside and out. Fine.

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        The Ascent of Everest

      London:: Hodder & Stoughton,. 1953.. Proof. A proof copy of an account of the first successful ascent of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Brown kraft paper wrappers marked "Not Final Copy Set from Collected Galleys NB", with a stamp on the brown paper wrapper to be returned to Curtis Brown, publishers in New York. 8vo, 284pp, with a new set pf pages 283 - 290 loosely inserted at the back. A couple of penciled notations - on "Illustrations in Colour", a note that says '16 pp probably' and '48pp probably' on "Photographs". All page numbes are shown as zeros. Loosely inserted is a typescript of the forward by H.R.H., with 'The Duke of Edinburgh' struck out. Wrappers a little browned and a light crease through first couple pageso/w very good.

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        Expedition to Earth

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953: Signed. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. In Near Fine+ condition, in a Near Fine+ dust jacket, with price of $2.00 intact. Spine ends bruised, though more significant at head, light toning to pages, else fine. The dust jacket shows a few tiny edge tears, faint soiling and faint toning, crimping at the spine ends. An exceptional copy, signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Miro.

      Editions Pierre à Feu, A. Maeght, Paris, 1953 - Paris, Editions Pierre à Feu, A. Maeght Juin, Juillet Aout 1953 28 x 38 cm. 16 S. inkl. Umschlag mit 11(von 12) Originallithographien. Originalumschlag. Originalausgabe. - Ohne die 5teilige Lithographie "Nocturne". Das Heft erschien aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstages des Künstlers. - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Miro auf dem Umschlag "à Maurice Abra, amicalement". Es könnte sich beim Widmungsempfänger um den Dirigenten Maurice Abravanel handeln, - Umschlag fleckig und gebräunt. Einige Randläsuren. Sprache: N [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        QUADERNI DELL'ISTITUTO DI STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA. Facoltà di Architettura Universita' di Roma. Redazione: Prof. Vincenzo Fasolo, Arch. Leonardo Benevolo, Arch. Furio Fasolo, Arch. Giuseppe Zander.

      In - 4, 5 voll., mz. tela. Raccolta di studi storici dell?architettura, ca. 20 / 16 pagg. cad. fascicolo, con numerose illustrazioni in b.n.nel testo (foto e disegni), pubblicati con cadenza irregolare. Disponibile una collezione cosi' composta: primi 24 numeri, dal luglio 1953 (n. 1) al giugno 1957 + altri 42 numeri consecutivi, dal 49 / 50 (Anno 1962) all'85 / 90 (Anno 1968). In questi volumi sono stati inseriti anche: "Quaderni dell'Istituto di Urbanistica": n. 1 (1957), pp. 60 - n. 2 (1960) "I comuni fra la bassa Valle dell'Aniene ed il Tevere", pp. 116. "Quaderni dell'Istituto di Ricerca Urbanologica e Tecnica della Pianificazione": n. 3 (1966) "Il territorio della media Valle del Tevere, pp. 206 - "Il comprensorio tra la Via Flaminia e il mare", pp. 218. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        L'arrache-coeur

      First edition, one of 100 numbered on pure vellum wire Marais, only large papers. Foreword by Raymond Queneau. Rare copy and pleasant. Vrille Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A tale of satisfied desire

      Paris: The Olympia Press 8vo (18.3 cm, 7.2"). 105, [5] pp.. July 1953 First English edition of the novella Histoire de l'oeil (1928) by French writer Georges Bataille (1897–1962). In each chapter, the young male narrator describes a sexual encounter with his friend Simone accompanied by a varying group of girls and boys who also enjoy asphyxiophilia, anal stimulation, exhibitionism, clothes wetting and other forms of urolagnia. Histoire de l'oeil was translated from the French as A tale of satisfied desire by "Audiart," a pseudonym for Austryn Wainhouse (a.k.a. Pieralessandro Casavini), an American Harvard graduate employed by the Olympia Press in Paris who received the National Book Award in 1972 for his translation of Jacques Monod's Chance and Necessity. Adapted from Bataille's revised text, first printed in 1944 — the second version, and standard French edition — this translation appeared about the same time as the third French edition. Bataille worked on other projects with both Wainhouse and Maurice Girodias, founder of the Olympia Press, and probably knew of this translation. The Olympia Press specialized in providing the types of books that would be automatically banned in Britain and the United States. The first to publish Nabokov's Lolita and Donleavy's Ginger Man, Olympia also printed numerous exuberantly pornographic works penned pseudonymously by members of the Paris expatriate community, as well as avant-garde and controversial works by prominent Beat writers including William S. Burroughs and Gregory Corso. Scarce: WorldCat locates just three in the U.S. libraries. Publisher's mustard-colored wrappers printed in black, with white stars and bars; extremities rubbed, wrappers a little scuffed, inside like new.

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        Scrapbook for Tamara Toumanova

      1953. CORNELL, Joseph. Original Scrapbook for Tamara Toumanova. Illustrated with 10 original Cornell collages interleaved in coloured and textured papers, constructed of black and white photographs, feathers, fabric from Toumanova's costumes, tulle, plastic, coloured paper, rhinestones, string, etc. Housed in original red-coloured ringbinder with collaged covers by Cornell. Folio, 285 x 230 mm, (exterior measurement of notebook 11 x 9 inches). New York: ca. 1953. Original Collage Scrapbook on Russian ballet star Tamara Toumanova, constructed by Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) in the early 1950s. Ballet was central to both the life and the work of Joseph Cornell. Until the time of his first encounter with Toumanova in 1940, his main preoccupation was with the Romantic ballet. However, once he came under her spell she occupied the main focus of his balletomania for the next thirty years. "The two ballerinas who made the greatest imprint on Cornell's work were Fanny Cerrito [1817-1909] and Tamara Toumanova [1919-1996]. They were his first loves in the ballet, making their entry into his life within a few months of each other, Cerrito in the summer of 1940, Toumanova in the winter of the same year." (Starr, Joseph Cornell and the Ballet, p. 59). Cornell was a frequent visitor to Toumanova's dressing room during the time she danced at the Metropolitan Opera House and for the George Balanchine Company. After Toumanova departed for Hollywood, she and Cornell entered into a lengthy correspondence and the artist presented Toumanova with several of his art works, one being the present album. In all, Cornell constructed over twenty objects of various sorts all inspired by Toumanova and her ballet creations. There were scrapbooks, souvenir cases, classic Cornell boxes, make-up trays, decorated hand-mirrors, etc., each incorporating scenes and objects from her work in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Romeo and Juliet. As Sandra Starr has pointed out, even though she was a living ballerina, as opposed to the dead ones he had previously focused on, Cornell's interest in Toumanova centered on her roles in nineteenth-century ballets and much less on the modern works in which she danced for Balanchine. Original Cornell construction of ten collages on a personal subject close to the artist's heart. With a splendid provenance, beginning with the subject of the construction, Tamara Toumanova herself. Then to the great Cornell collectors, Lindy and Edwin Bergman. Minor signs of wear to extremities of binder, a few leaves with edge wear. PROVENANCE: Tamara Toumanova, who acquired the notebook as a gift from the artist, thence to the Bergman Collection, acquired in 1981; Private Collection. Exhibited: 1.) New York, The Museum of Modern Art and Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Joseph Cornell, January-March 1982 (this work exhibited only at the Art Institute of Chicago). 2.) Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art, Joseph Cornell: An Exploration of Sources, November 1982-February 1983. 3.) Art Institute of Chicago, The Lindy and Edwin Bergman Joseph Cornell Collection, June 1983-October 1989. 4.) Washington, D.C., Smithsonian American Museum of Art; Salem, MA, Peabody Essex Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination, November 2006-January 2008, pp. 282-283, cat. no. 130 (illustrated in colour). References: See, Sandra Leonard Starr, Joseph Cornell and the Ballet, Castelli, 1983, esp. pp. 59-70.

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        House Of Incest

      New York: Anaïs Nin Press. Very Good. c1958. Softcover. An attractive association copy with additional materials signed and inscribed by Anaïs Nin to John Lee Weldon, author of Naked Heart, his gay semi-autobiographical work published in 1953. Lightly tanned in Very Good condition, signed and inscribed "John Lee Weldon; Continue in your; sincere quest for truth". Laid in are the (1) promotional card stock cover, folded and used as a mailer to Weldon with added order information and (2) signed postcard, with an added, handwritten invitation by Nin, "I'm reading at the Irving Theater October 19 at 8:30pm..... Please come, we are showing all of Jan Hugo's films. Come and say hello. Anaïs"; Originally published in 1936 by Siana Editions in Paris, the House of Incest is Anaïs Nin's first work of fiction .

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        Souls in Torment

      London: Perpetua Books,, 1953. With a Preface & a Short Dirge by C. Day Lewis. Quarto. Original grey cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. Jacket with a few minor tears and some creasing but a very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Ronald Searle, inscribed in his distinctive hand on the front free endpaper: "For Wendy with love from the artist". "Wendy" may be the actress, dancer, and theatre and film director, Wendy Toye (1917-2010) who had collaborated with Searle on a number of theatre projects.

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        LOS PASOS PERDIDOS (THE LOST STEPS)

      Mexico City: Edición y Distribución Ibero Americana de Publicaciones, S.A., 1953. First Edition in Spanish. First Printing, one of 2,000 copies. Octavo; illustrated wrappers with French flaps; 336pp, [1]. Some trivial rubbing along lower edge, with some barely perceptible sunning to spine; very Near Fine, housed in a lovely custom clamshell case by James Tapley. The Cuban author's fourth book, written while living in exile in Caracas, Venezuela, which was the inspiration for the unnamed South American country where much of his novel takes place. A stunning copy of this Latin American highspot, virtually unread, and certainly the best we have seen after years of searching.

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        Sicilia

      Assessorato Turismo e Spettacolo - Regione Siciliana.. 1953.. Color lithographic poster, 39 x 24 1/2 inches. Professionally conserved; nine inch tear to centre lower image now scarcely noticeable, creasing and short repaired tears at upper right corner, some soft creases from rolling; bright, clean condition. A stunning and surreal landscape by Mario Puppo featuring a human faced green and red cactus, with white ancient columns and Mt. Etna in the distance. "Saiga gia Barabino & Graeve - Genova" printed in left lower margin. .

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        The Fourier Transform of a Coiled-Coil", AND "The packing of -Helices: Simple Coiled-Coils in Acta Crystallographica, Volume 6, Part 8-9, pp. 678-685 and pp. 689-698

      FIRST EDITION IN PAPER WRAPS OF TWO HISTORIC PAPERS BY FRANCIS CRICK PRESENTING THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT USING SECONDARY-STRUCTURE ELEMENTS TO MODEL THE TERTIARY STRUCTURE OF A PROTEIN - THE ALPHA-HELICAL COILED COIL. "Crick's molecular model for the coiled coil - entailing left-handed supercoils, heptad repeats and knobs-into-holes packing - has been seen as the definitive account of this structure" (Gruber, Another 50th Anniversary, Trends in Biochemical Science, 12, pp. 679). "In these papers, [Crick presents] a parametric model for coiled coils of two and three parallel -helices, supercoiled in the opposite direction of the helices and held together by a defined side-chain packing geometry. Particularly noteworthy is Crick's anticipation that packing would be driven by the hydrophobic nature of side-chains and that, therefore, the sequence of coiled coils would show a periodicity of polar and non-polar residues. This occurred at a time when the biophysics of protein folding were unknown and even the exact sequence of a protein still remained to be determined" (Gruber). "In 1953, Crick and Linus Pauling both proposed models of supercoiled helices… These were the first attempts at modeling the tertiary structure of a protein. Crick emphasized the packing mode of the side-chains ('knobs-into-holes'), which required a periodicity of 7/2 helical turns and a supercoil in the opposite sense of the constituent helices. By contrast, Pauling envisaged a broader set of periodicities and supercoils of both senses" (Gruber). It was Crick's model, however, that "became canonical and [his] 'heptad repeat' [is] essentially synonymous with coiled coils" (ibid). Crick's idea derived "from model-building experiments which show that if the helices are distorted systematically in the manner proposed, the side chains of one helix can be made to interlock with the holes between side chains of its neighbor" (Neurath, 903). In these papers, Crick develops these ideas. In the first, he obtains an expression for and "gives a theory for the Fourier transform of a coiled coil" (ibid). He presents the Fourier transforms for both a continuous coiled-coil, "and for a set of atoms spaced at regular intervals along a coiled-coil" (Crick, 685). In the second paper, Crick "introduces the first packing scheme for helices using a graphical construction referred to as the knobs into holes model" (Ghelis, 68). He "first described how a simplified view of the surface features of an -helix could be seen to restrict the crossing angle of a close-packed pair of helices. If the side chains are considered as simple knobs and the spaces between the knobs as holes, then if a pair of helices is to brought into extended close contact, a series of the knobs must fit into corresponding hole regions. From the geometry of -helices and simplifying assumptions, he derived crossing angles for both parallel and antiparallel helices that would enable this type of packing" (Frishman, Structural Bioinformatics). "Crick's initial communication was a one-page letter in Nature providing barely enough detail to show that he had obtained a parametrization of the coiled coil based on a periodicity of 7/2, which allowed the side-chains to interlock systematically… However, the actual equations, or indeed any explicit mention of the 7/2 periodicity and of the handedness of the supercoil it entails, are missing from [that communication]. All these aspects and more were covered in great detail in [these] two back-to-back papers by Crick in Acta Crystallographica… which still represent the main reference point for the field today" (Gruber). CONDITION & DETAILS: Copenhagen: Munksgaard Ltd. First edition in original wraps. 4to. (256 x 188mm). Pp. 673-752. Meticulously re-backed at the spine with the original spine label. Pristine condition inside and out. Fine.

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        Casino Royale

      London, 1953, 1953. First Impression, First Issue. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, in pictorial jacket. The book is near fine, with a little toning to the edges of the text block. Jacket is used, but very good, with some chips to the head and tail of the spine and the tips of the jacket flaps at folds; rear panel a little browned and discoloured; spine a little aged. Remains a serviceable original copy, unrestored and with no inscriptions or price-clipping. Housed in a custom-made case. Gilbert A1a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        MAD Volume 1, Number 4

      New York, Educational Comics, 1953. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Fine. Comic Book Format and Size. First Edition. Fourth Issue. Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. Without page numbers. VERY FINE. Front cover very bright and completely unmarked, without creases, chips or tears. Slight wear to top and bottom of spine. Appears very near new. Back cover without tears, creases or bumps with some rubbing and slight discoloration near bottom staple. Spine lays very flat and with a few minor stress marks. Staples strong and centerfold firmly attached. Interior pages slightly darkened, without any tears or creases. Interior unmarked in any way. Slight chip to bottom right corner on four consecutive pages near middle of book, due to publishing. Less than about 1/16' taken at worst instance. Comic is very clean and without stamped or written distribution date. Additional photos available upon request. All comics carefully wrapped and sent boxed.

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        Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period (Bollingen Series XXXVII)

      Pantheon Books 1953-1968, New York - Complete 13 volume set. Lg. 4to. Blue and black cloth with gold-decorated cover and gold lettering on spine. Blue top edge. A revolutionary work on the study of Jewish art, which caused art historians to reevaluate the concept of Jews in the classical period creating art. Traditionally Greeks and Jews were seen as contrasts from each other with the Greeks seen as visually centered and the Jews as aural centered. This assumption was largely based on the biblical taboo against images, which scholars assumed stopped Jews from engaging in the visual arts. Goodenough assumed the existence of a powerful Hellenistic Judaism that dominated Diaspora Judaism and which would eventually play a critical role in the formation of Christianity. This Hellenistic Judaism was more open to the use of imagery. Over the past few decades a number of scholars have come to challenge Goodenough's narrative, arguing that rabbinic Judaism was more open to images and carried greater influence in the Diaspora than previously thought. Most volumes are illustrated with b/w photographic reproductions of hundreds of Jewish objects & symbols from the Greco-Roman period. Volume III consists of b/w illustrations. Volume XI is profusely illustrated with color plates, mostly from the famous Dura Europos synagogue in Syria. A number of volume top edges are sunned. Spine titles sunned. Endpapers stained by dj remains. Overall in very good condition. Vol. I: The Archeological Evidence from Palestine. Vol. II: The Archeological Evidence from The Diaspora. Vol. III: Illustrations. Vol. IV: The Problem of Method. Symbols from Jewish Cult. Vol. V & VI: Fish, Bread, and Wine. Vol. VII & VIII: Pagan Symbols in Judaism. Vol. IX, X & XI: Symbolism in the Dura Synagogue. Vol. XII: Summary and Conclusions. Vol. XIII: Indexes and Maps with corrigenda. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FAHRENHEIT 451 - REVIEW COPY

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. First Printing, a Review Copy with the publisher's slip laid in. Octavo; red textured boards, with titles stamped in yellow on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 199pp, [3]. Hint of foxing to text edges and endpapers, else Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped, absent chips, tears, or wear, and displays none of the typical fading to the spine colors; lightly foxed overall, most noticeably on the verso but evident on the outset; Near Fine. Bradbury's most enduring work, one of literature's great dystopias, and basis for François Truffaut's 1966 film starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. Not uncommon in the first edition - signed, inscribed or otherwise - but attractive jacketed copies are, this being one of the few advance copies we have seen or handled.

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        Domaine public

      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. Gallimard Paris 1953 14,5x19,5cm broché

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        Toyen - envoye signe: à Albert Skira sincère hommage de Toyen 21./7.53

      Paris: Editions Sokolova, 1953 - Sm.8° - 104pp - Color & B/w photo-reproductions. First edition published in 1036 numbered copies (one + 35 copies containing one Etching by Toyen)ours is copy 364/1000, inscribed: à Albert Skira sincère hommage de Toyen 21./7.53. Original pictorial wrappers. Very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        GERMAN LIFE AND LETTERS (Journal). New Series, 46 Volumes: 7 (1953/54) - 52 (1999) + Fifty-Year Cumulative Index 1936-1986. [ISSN: 0016-8777].

      Hoboke/New Jersey : Blackwell Publishers, 1953-1999.. 47 Books. Gr.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 47 Books!!! Complete Collection, hard bound. Former Library Books with Stamps and Signatures. Covers with light Shelf Wear. Pages Clean, but Marks and Notes can appear in few Places. Good Condition! Ask for more Photos and Shipping Fees! // Komplette Sammlung: Neue Folge, 46 Jahrgänge: 7 (1953/54) - 52 (1999). Mit Gesamtregister 1936-1986. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichungen versehen. Einbände leicht berieben. Seiten sauber, nur an wenigen Stellen mit Anstreichungen oder Randnotizen. Bindung bei allen Bänden fest. Guter Zustand. Mehr Bilder und konkrete Angaben zum Versand senden wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage! zqx mbx

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        House Of Incest

      New York: Anaïs Nin Press. Very Good. c1958. Softcover. An attractive association copy with additional materials signed and inscribed by Anaïs Nin to John Lee Weldon, author of Naked Heart, his gay semi-autobiographical work published in 1953. Lightly tanned in Very Good condition, signed and inscribed "John Lee Weldon; Continue in your; sincere quest for truth". Laid in are the (1) promotional card stock cover, folded and used as a mailer to Weldon with added order information and (2) signed postcard, with an added, handwritten invitation by Nin, "I'm reading at the Irving Theater October 19 at 8:30pm..... Please come, we are showing all of Jan Hugo's films. Come and say hello. Anaïs"; Originally published in 1936 by Siana Editions in Paris, the House of Incest is Anaïs Nin's first work of fiction .

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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