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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. „Lundi" [rückseitig 1953] - 4to. 1 Seite. An den Ägyptologen „cher Vigneron" René Bertrand, dem er das Vorwort seines Buches „Sagesse et Chimeres" schickt. „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.

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        THE SPACE MERCHANTS.

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1953] - Small octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Pohl on the front free endpaper. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 864. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 12. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2127-31. Some tanning to text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of shelf wear at spine ends. A nice, bright copy. (#111941) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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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        Condecoraciones españolas. Órdenes, cruces y medallas civiles, militares y nobiliarias

      - Militaria Asuntos militares. Arte de la guerra. (355) Gráficas Osca. Madrid. 1953 33x23 cm. 608páginas. Encuadernación en tapa dura. Plena piel de editorial estampada con cofre. Prólogo de Luis Carrero Blanco. Abundantes láminas en color. Guarda anterior algo abierta por dentro. BF1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        Condecoraciones Españolas. Órdenes, cruces y medallas civiles, militares y nobiliarias. Prólogo de Luis Carrero Blanco

      Editorial Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid 1953 - 24x34 605 pp. Condecoraciones,Militaria Libro

      [Bookseller: Librería Salambó]
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        CAMINO REAL.

      New Directions (1953)., (New York): - First edition. Revised from the one-act play performed on Broadway, "Ten Blocks on the Camino Real." SIGNED by Williams on the first blank. A near fine copy with two faint spots under flap, in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends, light foxing on verso and flattened horizontal crease (presumably from folding). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953.

      Paris, Gallimard, (coll. "Blanche"), 1953. - In-8°, 186p. Edition originale numérotée 1/260 exemplaires sur alfa mousse (troisième papier après 25 vélin de Hollande et 130 véluin pur fil Lafuma Navarre). En excellente condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Jungle Lore,

      Oxford University Press, 1953 - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THIS FEARFUL PARADISE

      NY: Random House, 1953. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 7 ½ x 5. Title: THIS FEARFUL PARADISE/MAYSIE GREIG/FIRST PRNT/SUPER RARE Author: Maysie Greig Publisher/Copyright: Random House, NY 1952,1953 Edition: Stated First Printing Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing) The jacket is in really good condition and has no chips or tears, there is a price in a blue marker on the front endpaper that has slightly faded onto the next page, there are no other marks or writings in the book, book is very tight and sturdy. A good copy. Size: 7 ½ x 5 (approximately)Pages: 240 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback with dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: Stated First Printing. Good/Good+ condition. A nice copy. Random House, NY 1952,1953. Bermuda's coral reefs, beautiful and menacing, hold the keys to romance - and a thrilling mystery. Author of Date With Danger. There are no other copies of "This Fearful Paradise" to be found on the Internet for sale. This is a super rare copy that is priced right! No Reserve! N75 725.

      [Bookseller: FairView Books]
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        Galatea

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953 First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Cain on the front free endpaper: "For Jim Bready, / In affection of / five articles, gay / chats, thinking things / James M Cain / Hyattsville, Md. / November 21, 1953". Publisher's lavender cloth, decorated and lettered in mauve, pale yellow top stain; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, Jr., with an illustration of a water tower in front of a magenta and black swirl to the front panel, lettered in chartreuse and white, black and white photograph of Cain by Slinkman Photographers to the rear panel. Book fine; dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities, small nicks to the spine ends, two small holes and faint rubbing to the spine, small paint spot to front panel, else fine. Overall, a near fine and tight copy, with a typed letter to Bready signed by Cain laid in. This copy was inscribed by Cain to Baltimore Sun editor James H. Bready, whom Cain likely met while working as a contributor to the Baltimore Sun 1917-1921. Both prominent literary figures and residents of Maryland, Bready and Cain's friendship spanned several decades, as evidenced from the warm 1953 inscription in Galatea and the accompanying 1967 letter. Set in southern Maryland, ", a tongue of land… geographically the South's northernmost outpost, spiritually of its deepest heart," Galatea is the story of Holly Valenty, the wife of farm owner Val Valenty, who is attempting to kill her. Holly gets nursed back to health by the ex-fighter Duke Webster. Holly and Duke plan to runaway together, but their plan is thwarted when Val dies and the would-be lovers are charged for his murder. Although it is more literary than his popular 1934 crime novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, Galatea retains thrilling action sequences that places it among the best of the early 20th century hard-broiled crime stories.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        [Photo Album]: 180 Korean War Photographs

      1953. Oblong octavo. (48)pp. String bound with stiff paper boards with seven additional leaves of larger and smaller sizes laid in. Good, with moderate wear to the boards, page ends with some tears and chips, and all leaves loose, photos are very good with some general wear and a dozen with scattered splash marks. A collection of more than 180 photos from a soldier serving with the 11th Marine, 1st Division, "K" Battery in the final months of the Korean War. Approximately 20 of the photos show the soldier at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, in California, and with his family. The vast majority of the photos depict travel to and from Korea and service in country. Those images include shots of the countryside, some showing ancient statues; various military vehicles including helicopters, jeeps, boats, and a convoy of trucks; soldiers patrolling with their weapons and in foxholes; views around camp showing various buildings, roads, mortars and soldiers in formation; and candid pictures of troops resting, reading, cutting their hair, playing ping pong, and doing laundry. A sizable collection of photos showing military life in the waning days of the Korean War. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE KRAKEN WAKES

      Michael Joseph [1953], London - Octavo, boards. The author's fourth science fiction novel, the second using the John Wyndham pseudonym. Invasion of earth by beings from another planet who need to exist under conditions of enormous pressure found deep under the sea. Published later the same year in the U.S. as Out Of The Deeps with textual differences. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-412. Near fine, some offsetting to free end papers in a near fine dust jacket, slight shelf wear to spine ends and corners, tiny closed tear to lower front panel, some dust soiling to rear panel. (9875) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Dichtungen in Prosa. Hrsg. von Carl Seelig.

      Genf, Darmstadt; Genf, Ffm.: Holle, Kossodo, 1953-1961.. 5 Bde. mit Kopffarbschnitt, Or.Lwd. (Bd.4 mit SU), 8°. Wilpert/Gühring2, 23. Die Original-Leineneinbände mit farbigen Deckel- und Rückenillustrationen vom Friedhold Morf. Die ersten drei Bände erschienen bei Kossodo, Genf, Band 4 und 5 bei Holle in Darmstadt. Die Einbände sind an den oberen Kanten, Band 4 im Gelenk, etwas stockfleckig, davon abgesehen sind die Bücher in sehr gutem Zustand..

      [Bookseller: ABC Antiquariat Marco Pinkus]
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        Symbols for Fundamental Particles" WITH Gamow, George. "Possible Relation Between Deoxyribonucleic," WITH Huxley, H. "Structural changes in muscle during contraction: interference microscopy of living muscle fibres" WITH "Changes in the cross-striations of muscle during contraction and stretch and their structural interpretation" in Nature 173, 1954, p. 123; p. 318; pp. 971-973; pp.973-976

      FIRST EDITION of the nomenclature designed to provide symbols for the startling new developments in the field of fundamental particles. This nomenclature is largely still in use today. The 1953 International Cosmic Ray Conference was focused exclusively on newly discovered 'strange particles,' or subatomic particles that carry a quantum number called 'strangeness' proposed by American particle physicist Murray Gell-Mann. "A bewildering 'zoo' of elementary particles had been reported with various masses, decay schemes, nomenclature and reliability of identification" (Wikipedia). The ICR conference was organized to deal with this problem. "This conference can be placed in importance in the same category as two other famous conferences, the Solvay Congress of 1927 and the Shelter Island Conference of 1948" (ibid). "By common consent [the International Cosmic Ray Conference] was one of the most remarkable conferences of the century" (Wróblewski, Hypernuclei (and Strange Particles), Acta Physica, 35, 2004, pp. 5-6). The title page of the historical material generated by the conference famously notes: 'The particles described in this conference are not entirely fictitious and every analogy with the particles really existing in nature is not purely coincidental.'" One of the most extraordinary aspects of the conference was that it "led to substantial consensus concerning new particles" (ibid, p. 6). 185 participants from 22 countries were able to agree on nomenclature for the newly discovered particles - this in response to a difficult problem that arose from the speed with which new discoveries were happening, namely, that because there was no agreed upon nomenclature, physicists were using entirely different symbols to depict the same particles. The conference was able to agree upon, prepare, and publish a new categorization and naming scheme -- and that scheme became the new nomenclature; their work was substantive enough that it remains the foundation of the current system. ALSO IN THIS VOLUME: First edition of the nomenclature designed to provide symbols for the startling new developments in the field of fundamental particles. This nomenclature is largely still in use today. ALSO includes the first edition of Huxley and Hanson's ground-breaking 'sliding filament' theory of how muscles function; their theory is "the foundation of modern understanding of muscle mechanics" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillian & Sons. Volume 173, complete volume. 4to (10.25.x 7.5 inches; 256 x 186mm). Ex-libris bearing only discrete stamps on the flyleaf, pastedown and title page; no spine markings whatsoever. Bound in blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound; light rubbing at the edges. Very clean inside and out. Very good condition.

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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.

      Roma,, 1953-1968.. 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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Oeuvres de Molière. Illustrations de Dubout. : Les femmes savantes. / Le Misanthrope / Les fourberies de Scapin, Le médecin malgré lui / Le bourgeois gentilhomme / L'avare / Tartuffe / Le malade imaginaire / L'école des femmes, Les précieuses ridicules.

      - Paris, Imprimerie nationale, André Sauret, 1953-1954-1955. 8 volumes in-8, couvertures rempliées, chemises et étuis. Série complète des 8 volumes. Premier tirage des illustrations de Dubout. Un des 5000 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches (après 500 grand vergé). Défauts infimes aux étuis, sinon exemplaire de première fraîcheur. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        The Spirit of Romance [Signed]

      New York: New Directions, 1953. First Revised Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. A Near Fine copy of the first revised edition (gentle inward curve to the lower rear board, spotting to the page block's closed edges), in a Near Fine dust jacket (quite light edge wear, a bit of surface rubbing, and tiny spots to the lower spine panel), SIGNED BY EZRA POUND on the half-title, below which signature POUND HIS ADDED A DRAWING. First issued in 1910 in both the UK and America, the book was revised and reissued in 1953. As explained by Gallup, revisions were made to the work in 1929, and again in 1932, first for the series of "Prolegomena", of which only the first two volumes were published ... and then in preparation for the abortive edition of Ezra Pound's collected prose. Also, in the 1953 revised edition the prefatory matter and the first five chapters are reprinted with a few deliberate changes from the 1932 version. For the 1953 revised edition, 2,391 sets of sheets were printed by Peter Owen (who published the 1953 UK revised edition) for New Directions. Of those sheets, 500 sets were bound and jacketed in 1952 (for publication in January, 1953) and 1,890 sets were cut down and issued in paper wrappers in 1968 [Gallup A5e], leaving, by these numbers, one mystery set of sheets. For both the UK and the American revised editions, Gallup calls for a "tan dust jacket printed in blue". However, on this dust jacket, the rear panel, spine panel, and flaps are tan, printed in blue, but front panel is blue, printed in tan. As only 500 copies of this American edition were issued in hardcover, the book is understandably uncommon to the market, with signed copies being as scarce as hen's teeth. A Near Fine copy, SIGNED BY EZRA POUND WITH AN ADDED DRAWING. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Alas, Babylon

      J.B. Lippincott Company, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. In original dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact. In About Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Previous owner name on front free end paper. Faint foxing to end papers. Light lean to spine, light wear to head of spine. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with a few short tears and creases; Light loss at top of spine, extending to corner of front panel. Price sticker ghost to bottom of rear panel. Light rubbing. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        [Photo Album]: 180 Korean War Photographs

      1953. Oblong octavo. (48)pp. String bound with stiff paper boards with seven additional leaves of larger and smaller sizes laid in. Good, with moderate wear to the boards, page ends with some tears and chips, and all leaves loose, photos are very good with some general wear and a dozen with scattered splash marks. A collection of more than 180 photos from a soldier serving with the 11th Marine, 1st Division, "K" Battery in the final months of the Korean War. Approximately 20 of the photos show the soldier at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, in California, and with his family. The vast majority of the photos depict travel to and from Korea and service in country. Those images include shots of the countryside, some showing ancient statues; various military vehicles including helicopters, jeeps, boats, and a convoy of trucks; soldiers patrolling with their weapons and in foxholes; views around camp showing various buildings, roads, mortars and soldiers in formation; and candid pictures of troops resting, reading, cutting their hair, playing ping pong, and doing laundry. A sizable collection of photos showing military life in the waning days of the Korean War. .

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        Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Plans of Interior. 2nd June 1953

      Royal Opera House, London 1953 - Landscape folio. Burgundy cloth over boards, titled to the front cover in gilt. Plans for all levels of the building. These new drawings executed by J. Panting of the Royal Opera House and stated in a note to the title page to be: "Partly based on existing plans of auditorium by L.C.C. dated June 1934 and of the annexe by Messers Hood & Huggins, Surveyors, dated Sept 1933." Preliminary blank and nine leaves, printed on the recto only. Preliminary blank, title page showing front elevation. Eight plans, all at a scale of 1" to 16 feet. The sheets being titled thus: [1] Basement or Cellar Level; [2] Stalls Level; [3] Stalls Circle or Stage Level; [4] Grand Tier Level; [5] Balcony Level; [6] Amphitheatre Level; [7] Gallery Slips Level; [8] Upper Gallery or Dome Level. Aside from the ink signature to the upper right of the title page. No annotations or other faults. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RODD'S CHEMISTRY OF CARBON COMPOUNDS A Modern Comprehensive Treatise [ Ten Volume Set ]

      Elsevier Publishing Company, 1953, Hardcover, First Edition; First PrintingVery Good in a Good dust jacket. Ten Volume Set. Tears to jackets. For several volumes, some minor wear to jacket at spine, Volume IVa has a 1 inch open tear to jacket at spine. Some discoloration to jacket at spine for most volumes. A beautiful set and an scarce, excellent resource! Very rare in the dust jacket. Shipping overseas will be costly and extra. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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        Crystallinity in sperm heads. Offprint

      1953. Wilkins, Maurice (1916- ) and Randall, J[ohn] T. (1905-84). Crystallinity in sperm heads: Molecular structure of nucleoprotein in vivo. Offprint from Biochimica et biophysica acta 10 (1953). 192-193pp. Illustrated with an x-ray photograph. 242 x 167 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Fine apart from slight creasing. First Separate Edition. Wilkins, a member of John Randall's biophysics research program at King's College, London, began performing x-ray diffraction studies of DNA in the early 1950s after accidentally discovering how to spin the very thin uniform fibers of DNA required for this type of analysis. In 1950 he and Raymond Gosling became the first to obtain diffraction photographs of DNA in crystalline form, but due to various difficulties did not continue with this line of research until 1952, by which time Watson and Crick had entered the picture. By this time there was sufficient evidence to indicate that the structure of the DNA molecule was probably helical, but it was still unclear as to whether such a structure occurred within the cell or was simply an artifact of preparation. Working with squid sperm, "which occurs in bundles remarkable for the perfection of the parallel array of cells," Wilkins performed x-ray studies "that showed, he believed, that DNA in intact cells was helical, too" (Judson, pp. 95-96).

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        THE SPACE MERCHANTS

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. Small octavo,. boards.. Some tanning to text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with. touch of shelf wear at spine ends. A nice, bright copy. (#111941). First edition. Signed by Pohl on the front free endpaper. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 864. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 12. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2127-31.

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        The Economics of Inflation: A Study of Currency Depreciation in Post-War Germany 1914-1923: Sir Halley Stewart Publications IV

      London George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1953. 464 pages. Index. "In the analysis of the causes and effects of the depreciation of the German mark I have used, besides German official publications and economic articles in some of the leading newspapers... personal observations made during a long stay in Germany from 1920 to 1929, first as a member of Berlin staff of the Reparations Commission; than as head of the German Exports Control, which was instituted in 1921 by the Committee of Guarantees; and lastly as economic advisor to the Agent-General of Reparations." - from Preface to the English Edition. Usual library markings, some stroked out in black. Front hinge starting. Back hinge almost open. Above-average wear. A worthy reference copy of this important work, particularly in light of current inflation prospects in the United States. Second English Impression Hard Cover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Ex-Library; Second English Impression. Fair

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        Mysterious Courier : An Episode In The Fantastic Career Of Chevalier D'eon

      Putnam And Co. Ltd, London 1953 - Spine Lightly Bumped. Price Marking First Page, Pages And Page Ends. Free From Any Notations. 285 Pages Plus One Page Historical Note Chevalier D'eon. Dust Jacket Not Price Clipped {10S. 6D. Net}. Folds Rubbed, Corners Chipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Birds of Kent. [With a Foreword by Sir Philip Manson-Bahr]. SIGNED SET IN DUSTWRAPPERS

      Witherby, [1953]. 2 vols., roy. 4to., First Edition, First Issue, with 2 coloured frontispieces, 36 coloured plates, 76 monochrome plates on 42, a full-page map in the text, and a double-page map in red and blue with a full-page graph, some light marginal spotting to first leaves on each volume, fore-edges mildly spotted; original dark blue buckram, gilt back, blue tops, a very good, firm set in unclipped dustwrappers, the latter lightly browned and spotted at fold-ins. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE TO EACH VOLUME. One of the finest of all modern county avifaunas, the set comprises vol I: Black-Throated Diver to Puffin; vol. II: Pallas's Sand-Grouse to Snow-Finch. The frontispieces and coloured plates are from paintings by the author. 'In 1953 Dr. James Harrison published 'The Birds of Kent', a comprehensive historical work in two volumes which goes into great detail on the occurrence of sub-species as well as full species. This book is illustrated with many photographs mostly of mounted specimens and coloured paintings by the author'. (Tate). This is the first issue binding of dark blue buckram (rather than the later cloth). The dustwrappers are cream printed in red and black. Signed copies (let alone sets) are extremely scarce. Tate (1985), p.94. . Catalogs: natural history: birds.

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        Mexican Indians, Spaniards and Priests

      Ventura, Calif., ca. 1953. Pastel and gold drawing. 19.5 x 28.5 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Annotated and authenticated by Tony Sheets, the artist's son in 2003. Mural design for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ventura, California. On board. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 148.

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        ohne Titel. Geformte Pappstücke in Holzkiste. Geweisst. Ca. 35 x 27 cm. Oben signiert und datiert "53", unten nochmals signiert

      (1953).. . mit Fotonachweis der Galerie Krüll, Krefeld - differenzbesteuert, kein Ausweis der Mehrwertsteuer

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