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        The Foundation Trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation

      Gnome Press, New York 1953 - Asimov's famous series, complete in 3 volumes. All stated first editions, mixed issue. Hardcovers. Published 1951, 1952 and 1953. Individual descriptions: 1. Foundation. Blue boards. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Pages tanned. Later issue dust jacket with ads for the other two volumes on the rear flap; priced 2.75 present; mild wear to the spine ends and corners. 2. Foundation and Empire. Red boards. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. Pages tanned. Later state jacket with blue palette; shallow loss at the spine ends and corners; one small puncture to rear fold. 3. Second Foundation. Blue boards. Very Good in a Fine FACSIMILE dust jacket. Boards rubbed and bumped along edges; shallow snag to the crown of the spine; light soil to the margin of less than 10 pages. 3 volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Prospetti Vol. III Musica Letteratura Arte

      FIRENZE: G. C. SANSONI, 1953. IED. Brossurato. BUONO. 15 22,5. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Simple Takes a Wife

      Simon and Schuster 1953 - 1st printing. Inscribed by Langston Hughes (1953). 240 pages ; 22 cm. Publisher's pictorial boards. Cover wear. Light tanning to pages. Limited ed. of 300 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        AVON FANTASY READER / AVON SCIENCE FICTION READER / AVON SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY READER" COMPLETE 23-VOLUME SET: 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953

      New York: Avon Book Company / Avon Publishing Company / Avon Novels / Stratford Novels 1st Editions 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 - ----------This set will require NO additional shipping charges for a US or Canadian order, overseas orders will require a shipping charge DRAMATICALLY LESS than actual postage (inquire). 23 pulp magazines, digest size, sometimes considered to be digest size vintage paperbacks, and also considered to be series of anthologies . The Avon Fantasy Reader (AFR), with Donald Wollheim as editor, ran for 18 issues from 1947 to 1952. There were a few original stories, but most were reprints, a large number coming from Weird Tales. Some authors included are William Hope Hodgson, August Derleth, H.G. Wells, Murray Leinster, A. Merritt, Clark Ashton Smith, Lord Dunsany, Fletcher Pratt, David H. Keller, Guy Endore, Robert E. Howard, Robert W. Chambers, C.L. Moore, H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, John Collier, Nelson Bond, A.E. Van Vogt, Robert Bloch, C.M. Kornbluth, Jack Williamson, Thorp McClusky, David H. Keller, Sax Rohmer, Fritz Leiber, Frank Gruber, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Otis Adelbert Kline, Malcolm Jameson, Seabury Quinn, Manly Wade Wellman, Clifford Simak, Ray Cummings, Stanley G. Weinbaum, M.P. Shiel, G.K. Chesterton, Anthony Boucher, Hugh B. Cave. Also under Wollheim, the Avon Science Fiction Reader (ASFR) ran for 3 issues in 1951-1952, and entirely consisted of reprints, including stories by Edmond Hamilton, Murray Leinster, A. Merritt, Jack Williamson, Frank Belknap Long, Clark Ashton Smith, Ray Cummings, Robert A.W. Lowndes, Lord Dunsany, S. Fowler Wright, H.P. Lovecraft and Hannes Bok. When Wollheim left Avon in 1952, the 2 lines were merged as Avon Science Fiction & Fantasy Reader (ASF&FR) for 2 1953 issues, under the editorship of Sol Cohen. For some reason, the publisher of the final issue (April 1953) was Stratford Novels, a subsidiary of Avon, rather than Avon. ASF&FR included illustrations (the 2 earlier runs did not), and published all original stories of very good quality, including works by Arthur C. Clarke, John Jakes, John Christopher, Charles L. Harness, Jack Vance, and Stephen Marlowe. Condition notes follow. AFR: # 5 has covers detached but still looks great, #s 4, 10 & 15 have faint cover creases and are VG+, # 17 has faint cover creases, back cover soiling, and is VG, some others have modest shelfwear, several are unread, and are near fine to fine. ASFR: # 2 has faint cover creases and is VG+, the other 2 have modest shelfwear and are near fine to fine. ASF&FR: both volumes are almost as new unread copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Affiche lithographiée originale: DIMANCHE "Les Peintres témoins de leur temps." Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1953.

      Mourlot Frères, Imprimeurs 1953 - Affiche lithographiée originale: DIMANCHE "Les Peintres témoins de leur temps." Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Lithographie en couleurs 590 X 440 mm., numérotée au stylo ( N°97/100 ) et SIGNATURES ORIGINALES par un grand nombre d’artistes dont BASSLER, Yves BRAYER, FOUJITA, DESNOYER, André HAMBOURG, Max PAPART, SMITH, VILATO, VOLTI, Gabriel ZENDEL, Raymond BIAUSSAT, etc. Très bel exemplaire. Beaux-arts Lithographie Gravure Peinture Autographe [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        THE INVISIBLE MAN

      London: Victor Gollancz. 1953. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. The publisher's file copy. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding clean and firm with light bumping at the extremities. The contents with the publisher's ‘file copy' stamp to the front pastedown, ‘archive copy' stamp to the half title and small catalogue number in manuscript to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has several short closed tears and the publisher's ‘file copy' stamp to the upper panel. Not price-clipped (15/- net to the front flap). The author's first book, this example with excellent provenance. 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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        The Complete Sherlock Holmes.

      New York: Doubleday & Company,, 1953. With a preface by Christopher Morley and an introduction by John Dickson Carr. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue quarter calf, grey cloth sides, top edge blue, blue endpapers. With the publisher's blue card slipcase. Spines uniformly faded, a little rubbing to extremities, short split to head of front hinge of vol. I, internally fresh. An excellent set. Signed limited edition, number 25 of 147 copies signed by the author. This definitive edition of the Sherlock Holmes stories was issued with signed sheets retained by the publisher from the production of the Crowborough Edition, which was published in 1930. Doyle signed the sheets for the edition, but died on 7 July 1930, shortly before its publication.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BORROWERS

      - NORTON,MARY. THE BORROWERS. NY: Harcourt Brace (1953). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8"), blue pictorial cloth, 180p., slight cover fading and mark on endpaper else near Fine in near fine dust wrapper. Stated 1st US edition, first printing. (The U.K. edition came out a year earlier but with different illustrations. This is the 1st edition with these illustrations). Winner of Carnegie Medal. The first story about these miniature people who must live by borrowing from humans, the story tells what happens when their daughter becomes friendly with a human boy. Illustrated in black and white by BETH AND JOE KRUSH. See Lynn p.157. Nice bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Six heures à perdre

      Plon 1953 - In-12 (14 x 19,8 cm), brochà , 252 pages, 1 de 25 exemplaires numà rotà s sur Madagascar (le plus petit tirage) ; rousseurs sur les marges, par ailleurs bel à tat gà nà ral.

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        Mercedes-Benz (Adenauer) Typ 300 S. Ersatzteilliste. Ausgabe A. Stand Juni 1953.

      Stuttgart, Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft, 1953. 8°, XXIII, 231 Seiten mit sehr zahlr. Abbildungen, farbig illustr. Okart. - sehr guter Zustand - 1953. c72702 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Automobil und KFZ

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        The Alien Sky

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode,, 1953. Octavo. Original orange pink wrappers, titles to front wrapper in black. With the original dust jacket. Spine sunned and rolled, soiled at head and tail of spine, short tear at tail of spine. A very good copy of a fragile publication, in the rubbed and lightly worn jacket with tape repair to verso and some loss at head and tail of spine. Uncorrected advance proof copy of Scott's second novel. Loosely inserted is a letter by the publishers, dated July, 1953, and addressed to a Mr Middleton (presumably the owner of a bookshop) announcing the publication date of 18 September, 1953 and urging the bookseller to recommend the book to his customers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ALESSANDRO E CESARE

      RIZZOLI, 1953. ITALIANO 0,1 N.639-640 della collana, traduzione di Fausto Brindesi, pagine leggermente brunite da fattore tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, leggermente ingiallita al dorso e con minime tracce d'uso USATO

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        [Photo Album]: Korean War: Homefront and Front-Line (including Heartbreak Ridge)

      1953. Very Good. Plastic spiral-bound with flexible plastic wrappers. Front cover and a couple of leaves detached, but otherwise both album and images are near fine. The album contains 170 black and white gelatin silver photographs mounted using paper corners. Most photographs are 3" x 3.5" or 4" x 3.5". A few photographs are lacking, but the album doesn't appear to have been pillaged. Streeter's dogtag is laid into the album. Approximately the first two-thirds of the album documents the stateside, married life of a 1950s army officer, the final third documents Lt. Streeter's service as the Pioneer and Ammunition Platoon Leader in the 3rd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division in 1952. The album, particularly the Korean photographs, are very well captioned in white album ink.. The beginning of the album follows both Streeter's prosaic family life, and military and base images, mostly at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky, but also with images of vacations in Pennsylvania and at the New Jersey shore. Once Streeter is shipped to Korea, the regiment was in almost continuous combat along the 38th parallel, where it earned five campaign streamers and a Korean Presidential Unit Citation. Streeter's photographs were taken while the regiment defended Heartbreak Ridge and the Punch Bowl. Among the photographs are images of defensive positions along Heartbreak Ridge, a dedication ceremony for a command post named in honor of two men killed in action, equipment assigned to the Recoilless Rifle Platoon (75 mm Recoilless Rifles, 50 caliber Machine guns, and 3.5 inch Rocket Launchers), the Mortar Platoon (81 mm Mortars), and the Machine gun Platoon (heavy and light machine guns), Lt. Streeter using a Flame Thrower, the P&A Platoon in formation and at work, sandbag bunkers built by Lt. Streeter's platoon, Lt. Streeter with captured Russian weapons, the command group conducting reconnaissance for Operation Slash, a Korean Service Corps worker and a South Korean infantry patrol, and a helicopter evacuating two seriously wounded men. A nice selection of front line images from the Korean War.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS [SIGNED]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Early Reprint. 8vo., 562 pages; VG/VG-; spine dark blue with tan lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$5.00'; mild chipping to corners, head and tail of spine; interior clean; top edge of text block lightly stained green; no book-club blind-stamp; INSCRIBED on title page by Lindbergh, dated 1953; shelved case 9. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Des Herrn von Montesquiou Werk von den Gesetzen,

      - oder von der Verhältniß, welche die Gesetze zu jeder Regimentsverfassung, den Sitten, dem Landstriche, der Religion, der Handlung u.s.f. haben sollen. Wozu der Verfasser neue Untersuchungen, die römischen Gesetze wegen der Erbfolge, die französischen Gesetze und die Lehngesetze betreffend, gefüget hat. Nach der neuesten Auflage [übersetzt von Abraham Gotthelf Kästner]. Erster (bis dritter) Band (in einem Band). (19) Bl., 386 S.; (9) Bl., S. 389-738; (8) Bl., S. 741-1176, (41) Bl. In-8. Lederband der Zeit mit RVergold. und -Schild. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1953. - - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Fromm 18413. Carter/Muir 197. "In vieler Hinsicht eines der bemerkenswertesten Bücher des 18. Jahrhunderts " Erste systematische Entwicklung des Systems der Gewaltenteilung, Beginn einer Theorie des modernen Rechtsstaates, Grundlage der Verfassung der Vereinigten Staaten.- - Ohne die Karte; Einband mit kl. reparierten Läsuren, innen durchgehend sauber. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernard Richter]
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        LETTRES TOME III

      LES BELLES LETTRES, 1953. INTERLINGUE 0,41 A cura di J.Labourt, in francese con testo latino a fronte, pagine lievemente ingiallite causa tempo, con lieve fioritura e con barbe, brossura editoriale morbida, scolorita al dorso, sempre al dorso appunti numerici, segni di usura da scaffalatura USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Hikmah : mingguan Islam populer. Tahun VI - 1953 - n° 23-24 (Lebaran), nn° 40-52

      Djakarta: Jajasan Hikmah, 1953. Livre. Bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Ed. originale. In-4. Djakarta (Jakarta), Jajasan Hikmah, 1953. 13 issues, one of which double, bound in one volume, 30 x 22 cm, 2 x 48 pp. - 11 x 24 pp., num. ill., quarter green cloth, illustrated covers preserved. Unofficial magazine of the Masyumi party, directed by former Indonesian prime-minister Mohammad Natsir. Contains a lot of political caricatures. Repeated stamps "Hak Milik 'Peladjar', Keluarga 'H. Zaenuddin'". Numerous irrelevant clippings pasted down in the 4 first issues, lack pp. 3-4 to num. 46, else very good..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Junkie

      New York: Ace, 1953. First Edition. Paperback. Very good. 1st edition, first book. Wrappers, very good, finer than others called very good and some called fine. Signed on the title in ink. The pro-drug wanderings of writing's man on a wire, and heroin's model literary champion, more amusing and erudite than most autobiographies, but like almost all bios it reveals how much of life is wasted, a consistent takeaway that's harder to hide than a nagging cough.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        Lotto di 16 vedute di Milano.

      1953 - Le tre piccole, del 1959 e una grande del 1960 sono dedicate ai Giardini di Via Lusardi, quello di misura 58x50 cm su carta scura è una veduta interna della Basilica di Sant’Eustorgio, le altre tutte grandi sono: Interno di S. Ambrogio (1954), Giardini della Guastalla (1954), Piazza Cardinal Ferrari (1953), Verso sera in Via S. Paolo (1956), Chiesa di San Celso da Via Lusardi, Parco Sempione (1959), In Duomo. Le altre 4 vedute (una grande e tre piccole) sono viste interne dell’abitazione del pittore in Via Lusardi. I disegni sono tutti firmati dall’autore. Formato: Lotto di sedici vedute a matita colorata di cui sei di formato 48x33 cm, uno di formato 58x50 e nove di formato 66x48 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First edition. Number 59 of the Presentation Edition, signed by Lindbergh. xii, [ii], 561, [1] pp. 8vo. Original red cloth stamped in gilt, original acetate dust jacket. Small tear to jacket, otherwise fine. First edition. Number 59 of the Presentation Edition, signed by Lindbergh. xii, [ii], 561, [1] pp. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Arthur Victor Coverley-Price (1901-1988) - 1953 Oil, Loch Affric

      1953 - DescriptionPresented in a decorative gilt frame, location inscribed on exhibition label on the reverse. Provence: label from Exhibition from the Studio Collection of Victor Coverley-Price. The Alpine Club, London. March 1988. Signed and dated. On board. ConditionCondition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and craquelure. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 5000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Farhang-e joghrafia Iran (Farhang-e jughrafiya'e Iran).

      Artash, 1328-1332 SH (1949-1953 AD). - Folio. 10 vols. Vol. 1 red half cloth with printed boards, vols. 2-10 blue cloth. With altogether 65 maps, of which 59 folding, several plates, portrait and a few text illustrations. An important standard work of Persian topography: H. A. Razmara's monumental gazetteer, or geographical dictionary, of modern Iran, "compiled and published in ten volumes by the Geography Department of Iran's Military Staff during the years 1328-1332 Sh./1949-1953. The [.] work provides an extensive amount of geographical, environmental and rural settlements" (Yeroushalmi, p. 81). In Farsi throughout. - Paper somewhat browned; spine of vol 4 sunned. Some notes in pencil. Collection stamps "ex libris eurasiasticis Dr. Jan von Loon, Herlenii". An uncommon set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Superb large photo, annotated on the verso as being by the German photographer Horst TAPPE, signed and inscribed, (Sir Noël, 1899-1973, Actor, Composer & Dramatist)

      1953 - "For Gaeter with best wishes", showing him three quarters length holding open a mirrored door so that you also see his reflection, 10" x 8" together with a fine silk menu from a Coronation Gala Dinner at the Cafe de Paris in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, at which Noel Coward was proving the Cabaret, the menu is decorated with the coronation coach at the bottom and a crown at the top, Cafe de Paris, 2nd June

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        LA NATURA

      RIZZOLI, 1953. ITALIANO 0,16 N.603-605 della collana, traduzione e note a cura Balilla Pinchetti, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita al dorso, con lieve fioritura, segni di usura, piccole macche ed alcune impronte USATO

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        Casino Royale.

      London Jonathan Cape 1953 - First edition, in the first issue dust-jacket without the Sunday Times review on the upper flap, 8vo., publisher's black cloth lettered in red on spine and with heart design on upper cover, dust-jacket 'devised by the author', expert restoration to top edge of upper panel, spine ends and fold corners of flaps, otherwise it now presents as a near-fine (or better) example; preserved in a custom-made slip-case. 'Connoisseurs of realistic fiction will particularly note the careful documentation fo the Secret Service background, the chilling portrait of Le Chiffre, the authentic menace of SMERSH, and the sensual appeal of the girl in ''Soi Sauvage''.' The Author. Following a spell with Reuters and then as a stockbroker in the City, Fleming joined the Navy at the outbreak of War in 1939. As personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. he found the war "intensely exciting". When it was over, Lord Kemsley offered him the foreign managership of Kemsley newspapers. Fleming accepted on condition that he could have two months' holiday a year to spend at his house, Goldeneye, in Jamaica, where subsequently he did most of his writing, If his war experiences and his post-war job provided the background for his thrillers, Fleming maintained that it was his marriage to Anne, Viscountess Rothermere in 1952 that spurred him to start writing. Gilbert A1a (1.1). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Deutsche Werkbund [Deckeltitel], Werbedienst-Druckerei, Berlin W35 / [Richard Riemerschmid]

      Zustand: Tadelloses Exemplar. Gelbe Illustr. Original-Broschur. Der Text ist gekürzt wiedergegeben in: Heinz Thiersch Richard Riemerschmid Wir fingen einfach an : Arbeiten und Aufsätze von Freunden und Schülern um Richard Riemerschmid zu dessen 85. Geburtstag, München : R. Pflaum, 1953.

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        Verve VII, 27/28 *

      Imprimerie Draeger, Paris 15.1.1953. - Relié 37 x 27, couverture illustrée couleur créée spécialement par Georges Braque pour ce flamboyant numéro. Très frais. 29 lithographies en noir et en couleur de Borès (2), Braque (2),Chagall (7), Giacometti (2), Gromaire (2), Laurens (2), Léger (3), Masson (3), Matisse (3) et Miro (3), certaines à double page, et toutes tirées par Mourlot, en sus de nombreuses somptueuses planches en noir et en couleur, ces dernières contrecollées. Copieuse livraison de plus de 150 pages, dans lesquelles certains artistes ont pris la plume : Braque, Giacometti et Masson.Le court texte en prose d'Albert Camus, niché sous un élégant et sombre paysage italien de Balthus, "Peut-être", est un petit bijou de poésie et de philosophie.Le choix et la qualité des reproduction, en écho à la cohérence polychrome de l'ensemble - j'aime qu'y voisinent des oeuvres de tous temps, en font une magistrale livraison.Devenu bien rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Spiel um Deutschland

      Gebundene Ausgabe ohne SU . Paul List Verlag 1953 . Einband etwas angestaubt . Buchrücken etwas ausgeblichen .

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        LA NATURA

      RIZZOLI, MILANO 1953 - BUR ITALIANO N.603-605 della collana, traduzione e note a cura Balilla Pinchetti, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita al dorso, con lieve fioritura, segni di usura, piccole macche ed alcune impronte

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        STAR RANGERS

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1953].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second science fiction novel. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket (designed by Richard Powers) with a touch of wear to spine ends and front corner tips, 10 mm closed tear and associated wrinkle at top edge of front panel, mild rubbing along front flap fold, and some soiling to front panel that more-or-less blends in with the Powers illustration. A nice copy. (#150082)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books, Inc., New York 1953 - Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1953. 8vo - 5-1/2" x 8". This edition of Fahrenheit 451 has been limited to 200 copies. It is specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Each copy numbered and signed by the author. This is copy No. 143. Some spotting and darkening to the fragile white asbestos boards as all copies of this edition are prone to. Also, there is minor shelf wear and bumping to the lower front corner. This book's interior is bright and clean, the hinges are both strong and the book remains tightly bound. This is a nice copy of a very scarce and desirable book. The condition of this book is VERY GOOD. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Nine Stories

      Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1953. A lovely, Fine copy of Salinger's second book, bright, clean and sharp. First issue of the book with the two different paper stocks used, creating different toning to text block. Dust jacket Fine, unfaded and without chips or tears (just a slight crease near the crown), extremely rare in this condition. Housed in a full-leather clamshell case. Salinger's landmark collection of short stories, which includes "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "For Esme - with Love and Squalor." "A Perfect Day of Bananafish" was Salinger's first story to be published in the New Yorker, and would help establish his literary reputation. It was also the first story of his to contain a character from Salinger's famed Glass family. "For Esme - With Love and Squalor" was published in 1950 and would prove immensely popular - inundating Salinger with letters. Scholar Paul Alexander, in Salinger: A Biography refers to Esme as a "minor masterpiece". "JD Salinger's writing is original, first rate, serious and beautiful...from the outside, they are often very funny; inside, they are about heartbreak, and convey it; they can do this because they are pure." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Fine dust jacket. Fine in Fine dust jacket.

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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953.. First Impression, First Issue. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.218; [2], blank. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, tail edge untrimmed, in pictorial jacket designed by the author, showing the correct price of 10/6 to both flaps. Jacket fractionally oversized as often encountered. Edges a trifle spotted; jacket clean and bright with a few tiny edge tears, small area of browning to rear. A near fine example housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        Philosophical Investigations.

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell,, 1953. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Parallel German–English text. With the errata slip tipped in to front pastedown. Extremities lightly rubbed, spine ends bruised, otherwise a bright, clean copy in the creased and chipped dust jacket, spine sunned with some minor loss to head and foot, joints delicate. First edition, first impression, of Wittgenstein's second philosophical masterpiece, published two years after his death. Philosophical Investigations strives to expose "fallacies in the traditional way of thinking about language, truth, thought, intentionality, and, perhaps mainly, philosophy. In this sense, it is conceived of as a therapeutic work, viewing philosophy itself as therapy" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Raymond Monk praised Anscombe for her "most skilful and sensitive translation. It is cause for rejoicing that she will translate the material for subsequent volumes of Wittgenstein's works" (Fann, p. 213).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Kraken Wakes

      A First Edition, First Printing (Michael Joseph 1953). The author's second novel under the 'Wyndham' pseudonym following 'The Day of the Triffids'. Usual offsetting to endpapers, edges slightly toned. Original, unclipped dust jacket has a minimal amount of wear to top of spine and a couple of very small chips to bottom of fore-edge. A beautiful, clean, bright and crisp copy. A rare title and even rarer in such superior condition.

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar, IOBA]
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        IL REGNO DI MARCO AURELIO

      TORINO: SEI, 1953. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 21. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        And the Rain my Drink (i), A Many-Splendoured Thing (ii), Destination Chungking (iii).

      London: Jonathan Cape ltd. & The Book Society ltd., 1956 - 1952 - 1953. - 8°. 319 pages (i), 384 pages (ii), 287 pages (iii). Original cloth-binding, each with dust jackets. Some underlinings in pencil in the volume "A Many-Splendoured Thing" otherwise fine copies. All three volumes signed by the author Han Suyin (1917-2012), in English and Chinese. Rare and early volumes. The autobiographical book "And the rain my drink" is a first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K., ILAB]
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        TURANDOT AND OTHER POEMS

      Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York 1953 - Ashbery's first book, a 23-page chapbook in sewn decorated paper wraps, one of only 300 copies printed. Illustrated with four drawings by Jane Freilicher. In this copy two of the plates are duplicated giving a total of six plates. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet to Herbert with love and also INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the artist to Herbert with "my love, too." Both inscriptions are on the title page and appear to be contemporary. Wrappers are slightly darkened with two round oily stains on the rear, not too dark. The front wrapper has one short closed tear neatly repaired internally with tape and a sliver chip on the lower right corner with the detached piece still present. Very Good to Near Fine example of this scarce book [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition stated with D-C code, first printing. Signed by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson and dated one month after publication, inscribed to previous owner. Very Good, with sunning to top edge of boards, light rubbing to edges, and light reading wear to pages, erased name to front free end paper, in a Very Good dust jacket, moderately edge worn, lightly rubbed at the extremities, toned at the spine, and with publisher's original price of $2.75 intact. A lovely copy for the first edition, signed by Bill.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        [Complete set of the James Bond novels and stories in first editions.]

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953–66. 14 volumes, octavo. Original boards, titles and devices to some boards in gilt or colour, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Ownership inscriptions to a couple of volumes. Some spines slightly rolled, occasional spot of faint foxing to contents. Overall an excellent set in the bright jackets, Casino Royale and From Russia With Love particularly so, others occasionally a little marked or slightly soiled, with a few nicks or small chips, minor creasing or rubbing to extremities. First editions, first issues (except Golden Gun which is in the second state binding as usual, without the gilt gun design on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad), all in first state jackets, except Octopussy, which has the publisher's overprice sticker. The copy of Moonraker is in one of two variant states of the first impression, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" at p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. This is a complete set of the original sequence of James Bond novels and stories by Ian Fleming, comprising: Casino Royale (1953); Live and Let Die (1954); Moonraker (1955); Diamonds are Forever (1956); From Russia With Love (1957); Dr No (1958); Goldfinger (1959); For Your Eyes Only (1960); Thunderball (1961); The Spy Who Loved Me (1962); On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963); You Only Live Twice (1964); The Man With the Golden Gun (1965); Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        JOHNNY GUITAR

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/About Fine. The source of the acclaimed movie starring Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge, both competing for the affections of the incomparable Sterling Hayden. 242pp., bound in 1/4 red over black paper covered boards lettered in gilt; text slightly age-toned, as we have seen in other copies. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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