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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900

      London and New York: Collins and Van Nostrand, 1953. First edition, Number 127 of 295 Copies. 16 color plates, one folding and 22 full-page uncolored reproductions. 1 vols. Folio. 1/2 red morocco gilt, marbled boards. In slipcase. Spine slightly sunned, slipcase worn.

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        Ovidio Heroides

      OFFICINA BODONI 1953 1 Quindici epistole nel latino originale a cura di Luigi Castiglioni , con 15 litografie di Francesco Messina tirate da P: Fornasetti a Milano. Carattere garamond corpo tondo con iniziali in Zeno corpo 30, tiratura 166 esemplari su carta a tino Fabriano firmati dall'artista nel colophon. Rilegatura: fogli sciolti in copertina di carta a tino con titolo in nero sul quadrante anteriore, esemplare N.69. In buone condizioni, presenta segni d'usura sulla custodia.

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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900

      London and New York: Collins and Van Nostrand, 1953. First edition, Number 127 of 295 Copies. 16 color plates, one folding and 22 full-page uncolored reproductions. 1 vols. Folio. 1/2 red morocco gilt, marbled boards. In slipcase. Spine slightly sunned, slipcase worn.

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        Original Preliminary Drawings, Manuscript Text and Illustrated Dummy for:] THE BIG BOOK OF FISHING.

      [New York?: The Artist, nd. but ca. 1953?] - Six leaves autograph manuscript; two leaves typescript (paginated '2' and '3'); eight leaves of original loose pencil drawings (incorporating some text); 11 leaves plus illustrated endsheets bound in dummy. Loose leaves quarto, dummy small folio, the latter bound up in boards, with the upper board illustrated with an original pencil and watercolor rendering of the proposed cover art. Some old tape stains along extreme fore- edge of front pastedown, otherwise very good. A substantial mock-up for an unpublished book, proposed for, or solicited by, Grosset & Dunlap, likely in the manner of Hurst's THE BIG BOOK OF SPACE, that was published by G&D in 1953. Hurst (1895 - 1958) was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2010, based on his prolific and influential career as commercial artist and illustrator. Among the many magazines for which Hurst did regular commission work were COLLIERS, McCALLS, LADIES HOME JOURNAL, and TRUE. His advertising clients included Nabisco, Royal Crown Cola, General Electric, Sanka, Swan Soap, and, most famously, Jantzen Swim Suits. Among his other books were FUN WITH ASTRONOMY, PLAYMATES IN PRINT, GHOST TOWN ADVENTURES, and THE STORY OF ALASKA, along with contributions to books with multiple illustrators. According to the index in the dummy, this was planned as a book of at least a dozen chapters, each devoted to a specific topic: whaling, sword fishing, net fishing, school tuna fishing, sport fishing, oyster & clam digging, etc. The dummy includes a double spread for the front endsheet of a whaling scene, the title-page and prelims, chapter divisions and sample pages with drawings for the chapters on whaling, lobstering, whaling, swordfishing, surf-casting, and deep- water trolling. The loose preliminary drawings relate largely to whaling, including captioned drawings of Nantucket, Indian and Eskimo whalers, views of their equipment, and similar subjects. To accommodate a bit of cramped spacing in the preliminary design of the cover, Hurst abbreviated his middle name to 'OIVER'.

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        The Confidential Clerk

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1953. First edition. 136 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Cloth. A Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. In red cloth slipcase and chemise. First edition. 136 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 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.

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        Signed The Mars Project Wernher von Braun 1st Ed HB 1953 NASA Apollo Saturn V V2

      University of Illinois, 1953 Scarce, Signed, Hardcover of "The Mars Project" by Wernher von Braun. It is signed by Braun on the half title page "With the author's compliments, Wernher von Braun 10 February 1954." "The Mars Project" was the first technical study on the feasibility of a manned mission to Mars, and has been regarded as the most influential book on planning such missions, what is astonishing is that von Braun's scenario is still valid today. This is a First Edition published in English, first printing. This is illustrated with numerous charts, tables, and graphs. The cream cloth covered boards has age tone to them. The pages have a few random smudges. No writing other than the author's signature. Upper spine has some wear. The back board on the lower edge near the spine has a spot of wear.

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        Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie.

      Berlin, Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, 1953-1994.. Jahrgänge 1-42 in 91 Bänden und 14 Heften + Register zu den Bänden 1-25 (1953 - 1977) 8°. Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände.. Es fehlen folgende Hefte: 1962 Heft 12; 1982 Heft 1; 1983 Heft 7 u. 9-12 und 1988 Heft 4, 8, 9 u. 12. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. 12 Bände mit Bibliotheksrückenschild.

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        Gold Is Where You Find It

      Doubleday Doran. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Covers show some wear, binding slightly cocked. ; Ex-Library .

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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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        Go Tell It On the Mountain

      Alfred A Knopf, 1953. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Alfred A Knopf, New York 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Red cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.50. Rare Book. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards & pages, tight spine. A few light spots, minor age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, shelf wear, chipping. Tear at the jacket spine. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        Six Contes Fantastiques

      1953. PICASSO, Pablo. Six Contes Fantastiques. By Maurice Toesca. Illustrated with 6 engravings by Picasso. Folio, loose as issued in the original wrappers and cardboard slipcase. Paris: Flammarion, 1953. |~||~||~||~||~| An immaculate copy of this very appealing book. The six magical tales by Toesca combine fantasy with realism. The first tale, in which a painted butterfly takes to life and flies off the canvas, specifically explores the relationship between nature and art. This theme was the springboard for Picasso's six illustrations, each one preceding one of Toesca's stories. With only one exception, these were the only engravings that Picasso made in 1944. The wood-engraved initials at the beginning of each tale are by Pierre Bouchet, done in the manner of Picasso's initials for Carmen. The engravings are particularly striking on the high quality paper. One of 75 copies on Montval wove from a total edition of 225 copies Goeppert, Pablo Picasso: The Illustrated Books 66.

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        THE VIOLINS OF SAINT-JACQUES A Tale of The Antilles

      London: John Murray and Derek Verschoyle. 1953. First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated in black and white by Robin Ironside. A very good copy, the binding clean, the cloth faded to a small area of the upper board corresponding with a chip on the dustwrapper. The contents are clean and bright throughout with only light spotting of the text block edge. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has small chips at the spine tips and top left corner of the upper panel. Not price-clipped. The author?'s second book and only novel. With the author?'s full page presentation inscription and drawing in blue ink on the front free endpaper to Bill and Annie [Davis]. Californian expats Bill and Annie Davis owned and lived at La Cónsula, a magnificent estate in Malaga. Their friends and house guests included Ernest Hemingway and Cyril Connolly. 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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        World Geographic Atlas

      1953. BAYER, Herbert. World Geographic Atlas. 368 pp. Profusely illustrated with maps and plates. Folio, bound in cloth, in publisher's board slipcase. Chicago: Container Corporation of America, 1953. |~||~||~||~| A masterpiece of twentieth-century design. Over a five-year period Bayer supervised a team of three designers (Martin Rosenzweig, Henry Gardiner, and Masato Nakagawa) in order to produce this volume for the 25th anniversary of the Container Corporation of America. The atlas was intended to reflect the new geopolitical realities of post-war life. Bayer traveled throughout Europe searching out suitable maps and data, producing a re-examination of the classic atlas with Bauhaus clarity and concision. Jan Van Der Marck noted that Bayer's "fascination with the shape of the earth resulted in an extensive use of pictorial and diagrammatic representations in the section of geomorphology." An unusually fine copy. A. Cohen, Herbert Bayer: The Complete Work, p. 237.

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        The Cornell Writer: Volume One, Number One 1953

      Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1953 Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, November, 1953. First Edition. First issue, Volume One/Number One. Quarto, stapled wraps, age-toned buff. 48 pp. Age-toning, a few small-scale nicks and creases around the perimeter, otherwise flawless. Very good plus or better. The first issue ever of the seminal and, now, extremely rare Cornell Writer lliterary periodical. Notable later lights in this first issue - all students at Cornell at the time - include the iconoclastic, anti-traditionalist Ronald Sukenick (Death of a Novel, Mosaic Man, Long Talking Bad Conditions Blues, Doggy Bag, etc., as well as several non-fiction works of expertise on Wallace Stevens; Joanna Russ, feminist writer of sci-fi/fantasy fiction (Picnic on Paradise, And Chaos Died, Who Are We About To..., The Two of Them, One Strike Against God, The Adventures of Alyx, The Zanzibat Cat, The Hidden Side of the Moon, etc.) as well as non-fiction feminist works and one children's fiction opus, Kittatinny: A Tale of Magic; and prolific children's authors Jan Wahl and Susan E. Goodman, among others. Sukenick was prose editor of the periodical here at its inception, and contributed his "Indian Love Call" short story herein. Russ, Wahl and Goodman started in this issue with poetry (see contents).The rear cover, interestingly, bears ads from two popular Ithaca retailers - North Side Liquor and Johnny's Big Red Grill - which remain in business to this day, though at least the former has changed its location. Not likely to be an issue you'll often see again; the publication, in any issue is extremely rare. Nicely preserved example from American literary history. L61

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        Fishing the Pacific: Offshore and On

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

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        International DADA Exhibition 1916-1923

      1953. DUCHAMP, Marcel. International DADA Exhibition 1916-1923. Large Poster printed in black and orange, designed by Duchamp. Single sheet, 965 x 635 mm, (38" x 25"). Professionally famed. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1953.|~| |~||~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this extremely rare Duchamp poster, which was also the catalogue for the famous Dada exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery. In true Duchampian fashion, the catalogue was crumpled up as a wad of paper and "on exhibit" in a wastepaper basket in the gallery. "A most difficult show since collectors were hesitant to risk invaluable loans, but Marcel`s frequent intercession smoothly resolved these problems; still it took a year of intensive work to assemble it, Marcel designed the setting, including a transparent ceiling -an inverted show case - covered with Dada manifestoes and posters. The gallery itself was subdivided by plexiglass walls creating an ambiguous atmosphere which, when the show was hung, resembled a huge Merz construction" (Sidney Janis, "A Recollection of the Dada Show, 1972," in: Marcel Duchamp, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973, p. 202). The poster, mailed as a wad of paper, resulting in most copies being thrown away, contains printed texts by Hans Arp, Richard Huelsenbeck, Jaques-Henry Levesque and Tristan Tzara. Plus a printed list of the Dada artworks in the exhibition. The exhibition itself was assembled, catalogued and installed under Duchamp's direction. Schwarz, The Complete Work of Marcel Duchamp 543.

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        [Billboard]: Atlantic Keeps Your Car On the Go

      [Circa 1953]. Atlantic Gasoline billboard poster. Consisting of 12 separate panels, folded as issued, unassembled. Eight of the panels measure approximately 42" x 60"; four of the panels measure approximately 21" x 60". When assembled the image is approximately 9' x 20' (or 105" x 240"). Currently each panel is folded into eighths or quarters. Production symbols: "Atlantic 13292 - (Old Mill Des[ign])." A few small marginal tears, scattered dampstaining visible only on the verso, still easily fine, and ready to be assembled on the billboard of your choosing. Photographically generated image on thick paper, circa 1953, of an automobile in the background cruising through a bucolic New Englandesque landscape featuring a large old mill in the foreground and "Atlantic Keeps Your Car On The Go" in bold white lettering. Atlantic Oil of Philadelphia later merged with Richfield Oil to form Arco, which in turn eventually became part of BP, which then spun off Atlantic to Sunoco (Whew!). While modern billboard-parts occasionally appear in the market, fine unassembled billboards from the 1950s are very uncommon. .

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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. 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 Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 35000

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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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        STAR RANGERS

      Harcourt, Brace and Company [1953], New York - Octavo, cover art Richard Powers, cloth. Author's second SF novel. Richard Powers dust jacket art. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to spine ends and front corners, several small rub marks to front flap fold. A very bright superior copy of this title. (9159) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Long Good-Bye

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

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        Actuelles II

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

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        Celui qui ne m'accompagnait pas

      First Edition, review copy service. Very valuable and exciting autograph signed and dated by the author to his mother and his sister: "For you, dearest mom / and for you, dear Marg / this story that would first tell you about my affection with all my gratitude. " Marguerite Blanchot, renowned organist Chalon Cathedral, remained all his life in the family home with his mother and aunt. "It will gradually become, for the family, as the memory of origins." Very close to Maurice, she regularly corresponded with the writer who reflects him great recognition for his dedication to their helpless mother. If intense affection Blanchot for his mother and his sister shines in dedications of it, we know almost nothing of their relations. In the only biographical essay on Blanchot, Christophe Bident reveals, however: "Marguerite Maurice Blanchot worshiped his brother very proud of him, (...) it attached great importance to his political ideas (...) She read a lot (.... .) They phoned corresponded. A distance, they shared the same natural authority, the same concern for discretion. " Blanchot address him indeed many books from his library, now with her continuous intellectual link. As the passion of Blanchot for his mother, it is the turn of his work that we discover the finest examples: "Maybe the power of the mother figure she borrows its brightness to the same power fascination, and one could say that if the mother carries this fascinating attraction is as appearing when the child lives entirely under the gaze of fascination, it concentrates in itself all the powers of enchantment ". Cultivating absolute discretion, Blanchot pushed the art of erasing into his handwritten dedications generally brief and almost always written on cards attached to the rare books he offered his close friends. In contrast, in these precious items to his mother and sister, Blanchot offers in all its fragility and reveals a hitherto unknown intimacy. Complete copy of its nice trailer. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

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        Le questionnaire

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

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        Carnets

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

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        Maigret a peur

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

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        La dévotion à la Croix

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

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        The Silver Chair

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Waiting for Camilla

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

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Invisible Man

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

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        Go Tell it on the Mountain

      First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. An attractive copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.50 price present with some wear to the spine and edges NOT effecting any lettering. The book is in excellent condition with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Baldwin First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Original Dustwrapper Artwork by Loudon Sainthill for The Sunburnt Country

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

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        THREE JOLLY FRIENDS [THE THREE JOLLY BOATMEN]

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

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        ASSIGNMENT IN ETERNITY: FOUR LONG SCIENCE FICTION STORIES

      Fantasy Press [1953], 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket, First Edition; First PrintingFirst edition. Copy #147/500 numbered "Special Edition for advance orders" copies signed and inscribed [as issued] by the author on the special "nebula" leaf. Brick red cloth with gold gilt spine lettering/decoration [Currey "A" binding], [256] pages [last numbered page is 255]. Inscribee's bookplate to the front paste-down else VG+/Near Fine copy [light spine toning] in attractive VG+ Dust Wrapper [light wear to the spine head, minor wear to the spine heel, 3/8" bottom edge tear to the rear panel.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages; Signed by Author

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        OPERATION VICTORY

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

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        Thurber Country

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

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        Bulletin de la Société Historique et Archéologique du Périgord [ Tomes XXII à XLII : années 1895 à 1915 complètes, en 125 fascicules ] Années 1895 - 1896 - 1897 - 1898 - 1899 - 1900 - 1901 - 1902 - 1903 - 1904 - 1905 - 1906 - 1907 - 1908 - 1909 - 1910 - 1911 - 1912 - 1913 - 1914 - 1915

      Imprimerie de la Dordogne, puis Imprimerie Ribes 1953 - 125 fascicules brochés, Imprimerie de la Dordogne, puis Imprimerie Ribes, Périgueux,1895 - 1896 - 1897 - 1898 - 1899 - 1900 - 1901 - 1902 - 1903 - 1904 - 1905 - 1906 - 1907 - 1908 - 1909 - 1910 - 1911 - 1912 - 1913 - 1914 - 1915, env. 8500 pp. pour l'ensemble Rare ensemble parfaitement complet pour ces 21 années suivies du Bulletin de la Société archéologique du Périgord. Etat très satisfaisant (nombreuses couv. débrochées, quelques unes manquantes, des frott. mais bon état général et très bon état intérieur global). Voir également dans notre catalogue, sous reliures, les années 1916 à 1922, et les années 1932 à 1953, en fascicules brochés, les années 1924 à 1929. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Signed Invoice

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

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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

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

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        Fishing the Pacific: Offshore and On

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

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

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

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        Scrambled Eggs Super!

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

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