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        Amorous Exploits of a Young Rakehell.

      Olympia Press,, Paris: 1953 - Translated from the French. First edition thus (June 1953 - paperback). Abrasion on rear cover from a removed price label, moderate shelf wear and aging, else very good in green, printed wraps. ; 110 pages B00281QVO8 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks (1953 1st edition Faber hardback)

      Faber, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. VG/VG- 1st edition Faber hardback, unclipped DJ, beautiful original jacket design and line drawings. Top edge crease to DJ, rubbing and small tear to top of DJ spine, internally VG tight and unmarked with a little tanning to pages. Scarce in this condition. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 055485..

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        Spring Fantasia Improvisations

      Chicago, IL: Chicago Chapter of Artists Equity, 1953. First edition. Comb-bound softcover. Program for the Masquerade Ball held on May 15, 1953 at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago. Includes information about the association, about the donors of prizes, a program which lists Studs Terkel as the Master of Ceremonies. Numerous advertisments for local business that are original lithographs by local artists including: Micky Strobel, Diane Duvigneaud, Anita Venier-Alexander, Irving Titel, Joyce Trieman, Rudolph Weisenborn, Marian Witt, Nina Griffin, Martyl, Paul Pinson, June Lukosh, Aileen Trump, Everett McNear, Rainey Bennett, Earl Gross, Max Kahn, Eleanor Coen, Ken Kenniston, Robert Sinnott with art on the covers by Zeke Ziner. A clean near fine copy with some slight wear at the corners and along the spiral binding. Scarce, with only one copy listed in OCLC.

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        Winds [Vents]

      (New York): Pantheon Books. (1953). First. First American edition, bilingual edition. Translated by Hugh Chisholm. Quarto. 252pp. Bollingen Series, XXXIV. A little faint spotting on the boards, else near fine in a chipped, good dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by the French Nobel laureate to Inez Gallagher in the year of publication. .

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        Philosophical Investigations

      Basil Blackwell, 1953-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1953. 232 p. & 232 p. Bilingual. First British edition, first printing. (Stated "First Printed in 1953" on copyright page with tipped-in errata sheet. Precedes the American edition.) Very Good condition in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages. Slight cocking to spine, back board a little curved, scuff to bottom edge, nick to cloth at front. Foxing to edges. A single page creased. Jacket unclipped with typical foxing that's most noticeable on the spine panel, nick near there. Nice condition overall. The first English-language appearance of one of the most important philosophical works of the 20th Century. Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe.

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        CHILDHOOD'S END

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly fine, bright dust jacket with 10 mm closed tear. and associated wrinkles at bottom edge of front panel with small. internal tape reinforcement to same, light wear to spine ends and. upper corner tips, and some fading to orange title lettering and. publisher's monogram on spine panel (as is usually the case). A very. attractive copy of this classic novel. (#114552). First edition. An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 246. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41.

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        The Structure of DNA.New York: The Biological Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, 1953.

      First edition, the copy of geneticist L. C. Dunn, of the first full account of the structure of DNA and its implications. This volume contains Watson's and Crick's paper 'The Structure of DNA', which had been presented by Watson at the 18th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium (Viruses) in June 1953 - the first talk by either Watson or Crick on their discovery and the first chance for many scientists to learn about their pioneering work. The paper is beautifully illustrated with Odile Crick's elegant diagram and Rosalind Franklin's and Raymond Gosling's famous 'Photo 51' - the crucial piece of X-ray crystallographic evidence that allowed Watson and Crick to complete their model. The text of the paper effectively combines the two previous Nature papers on the structure of DNA and the implications of that structure (neither of which contains both illustrations, for example). Here, in the Cold Spring Harbor presentation, serious questions about the mechanism of replication were posed, setting up the next phase of work on 'the central dogma', i.e. DNA to RNA to protein.<br/><br/> Offered here together with an original print, depicting the double-helix structure of DNA, signed by Watson and Crick. <i>Provenance:</i> Rubberstamp of L. C. Dunn to front fly leaf. "Leslie Clarence Dunn (1893 - 1974) was a developmental geneticist at Columbia University. His early work with the mouse T-locus and established ideas of gene interaction, fertility factors, and allelic distribution. Later work with other model organisms continued to contribute to developmental genetics." (Wikipedia).. The Structure of DNA is pp. 123-131 in: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, Vol. XVIII, Viruses 1953, 4to (273 x 200 mm), original dark red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Print: 280 x 216 mm, black and white print on laid paper with watermark, depicting the double-helix structure of DNA, captioned "In fact, the two DNA strands are twisted around each other to make a double helix." Crick signature in black pen, Watson in blue ballpoint pen

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        Truman leverages his deep knowledge of Presidential history to defend his refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee based on "? precedents commencing with George Washington himself in 1796. Since his day, Presidents Jefferson, Monroe, Jackson, Tyler, Polk, Fillmore, Buchanan, Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt"

      "Document Signed, ""Harry Truman,"" 3 pages, 8.5"" x 11"", [Independence, Mo.], November 11, 1953, being a mimeographed copy of Truman's letter to Congressman Harold H. Velde, Chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), refusing to appear before the committee, issued as a press release. Two minor toned spots not affecting text, minor corner crease to page three, else very fine condition. Truman's response to the HUAC subpoena reads in full: ""I have your subpoena dated November 9, 1953, directing my appearance before your Committee on Friday, November 13th, in Washington. The subpoena does not state the matters upon which you seek my testimony, but I assume from the press stories that you seek to examine me with respect to matters which occurred during my tenure of the Presidency of the United States. In spite of personal willingness to cooperate with your Committee, I feel constrained by my duty to the people of the United States to decline to comply with the subpoena. In doing so, I am carrying out the provisions of the Constitution of the United States; and am following a long line of precedents commencing with George Washington himself in 1796. Since his day, Presidents Jefferson, Monroe, Jackson, Tyler, Polk, Fillmore, Buchanan, Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt have declined to respond to subpoenas or demands for information of various kinds by Congress. The underlying reason for this clearly established and universally recognized Constitutional doctrine has be succinctly set forth by Charles Warren, one of our leading Constitutional authorities, as follows: 'In this long series of contests by the Executive to maintain his Constitutional integrity, one sees a legitimate conclusion from our theory of Government....Under our Constitution, each branch of the Government is designed to be a coordinate representative of the will of the people....Defence [sic] by the Executive of his Constitutional powers becomes, in very truth, therefore, defence of popular rights -- defence of power which the people granted to him. It was in that sense that President Cleveland spoke of his duty to the people not to relinquish any of the powers of his great office. It was in that sense that President Buchanan stated the people have ""rights and prerogatives"" in the execution of his office by the President which every President is under a duty to see ""shall never be violated in his person"" but ""pass to his successors unimpaired by the adoption of a dangerous precedent"" In maintaining his rights against a trespassing Congress, the President defends not himself, but popular government; he represents not himself but he People.' President Jackson repelled an attempt by the Congress to break down the separation of powers in these words: 'For myself I shall repel all such attempts as an invasion of the principles of justice as well as of the Constitution, and I shall esteem it my sacred duty to the People of the United States to resist them as I would the establishment of a Spanish Inquisition.' I might commend to your reading the opinion of one of the Committees of the House of Representatives in 1879, House Report 141, march 3, 18970, 45th Cong. 3rd Sess., in which the House Judiciary Committee said the following: 'The Executive is as independent of either house of Congress as either house of Congress is independent of him, and they cannot call for the records of his action or the action of his officers against his consent, any more than he can call for any of the journals and records of the House or Senate....' It must be obvious to you that if the doctrine of separation of powers and the independence of the Presidency is to have any validity at all, it must be equally applicable to a President after his term of office has expired when he is sought to be examined with respect to any acts occurring while he is President. The doctrine would be shattered, and the President, contrary to our fundamental theory of Constitutional Government, would become a mere arm of the Legislative Branch of the Government if he would feel during his term of office that his every act might be subject to official inquiry and possible distortion for political purposes. If your intention however is to inquire into any acts as a private individual either before or after my Presidency and unrelated to any acts as President, I shall be happy to appear."" In response, Velde, wrote in a published statement: ""... I regret very much that Mr. Truman evidently does not intend to answer several pertinent questions which the committee desired to ask him, respecting his relationship with Harry Dexter White, described last week by Attorney General Brownell as a 'spy' for the Soviet Union ... "" Citing Truman's receipt of a warning from the F.B.I. when he nominated him to head the International Monetary Fund, ""The committee wished to determine whether Mr. Truman actually had received this report personally, prior to the issuance by him of a strong letter of recommendation of White's behalf...The personal loyalty of Mr. Truman has not bee put in question but the collective security of the people of the United States was certainly jeopardized by failure on the part of some responsible authority in the previous Administration in failing to alert the Senate of the United States and the American people as to the nature of White's alleged activities.... Mr. Truman's refusal to elaborate upon his knowledge of the White case leaves the entire matter in limbo. The committee has no intention of attempting to force the cooperation of those, although shielded by an uncertain and ill-defined immunity, have a continuing and sacred duty to cooperate in all respects where the public safety and the public welfare are concerned."" (New York Times, November 13, 1953, p. 14) Truman had been subpoenaed in connection with an inquiry into the affairs of Harry Dexter White, the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury whom Truman had appointed as director of the International Monetary Fund in 1946 despite warnings from the F.B.I. that White was suspected of espionage. For reasons unknown, the Senate was never made aware of the report and confirmed his nomination soon after Truman submitted White for confirmation. A year later, in June 1947, White abruptly resigned his position after Attorney General Tom Clark ordered a federal grand jury to look into accusations made against him by a Soviet defector, Elizabeth Bentley. White testified before HUAC in August 1948 that he was not a communist, and died ten days later from a massive heart attack. Despite his death, the case continued to fester, reinforced by accusations made by Whittaker Chambers and then later Senators William Jenner and Joseph McCarthy when the F.B.I. revealed that it had warned Truman about White six weeks prior to nominating him to direct the I.M.F. Evidence gleaned from the Soviet archives in recent years confirms that White had been indeed a high level source for Soviet intelligence. Truman the historian. From an early age, Truman was captivated by history. In his 1955 Memoirs he write that his ""debt to history is one which cannot be calculated. I know of no other motivation which so accounts for my awakening interest as a young lad in the principles of leadership and government."" Although he lacked a college education, Truman was a voracious reader of history, claiming to have read every volume in his local public library by age 14. When Truman turned 10, his mother presented him with Charles F. Horne's Great Men and Famous Women which deeply influenced his view on history, which he viewed simply as ""the life and actions of great men."" This simplistic attitude drew the ire of many professional historians (whom Truman deeply distrusted). After speaking with Truman in March 1959, Arthur Schlesinger remarked in his diary that the former president ""as usual,"" discussed American history, offering numerous facts and opinions, ""a good many of them wrong."" Despite his narrow focus and his lack of professional training, history provided Truman with the critical tools of governance. As one observer described it, Truman as President ""internalized"" history and looked to it for guidance whenever a new problem or issue arose. His study of the ""life and actions of great men"" gave him ready examples and precedents to justify his decisions. One of his other core beliefs in American history was in the inherent decency and common sense of the American people to overcome periods of hysteria whipped up by demagogues like Joseph McCarthy (who, he had predicted, would burn out by 1956?"he was only two years off). That same faith in the goodness of Americans also led him to resist any constitutional reforms to prevent other demagogues from rising to power. (Samuel W. Rushay, Jr., ""Harry Truman's History Lessons,"" Prologue, Vol 41, No. 1, Spring 2009) "

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        In the Castle of my Skin

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1953. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in white and gold, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece by Denis Williams. Faint partial tanning to free endpapers, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and toned jacket with small chips from the ends of the spine panel. First edition, first impression of the author's first novel. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Especially for Ronald Segal. Best Wishes, George Lamming, Feb 1991". Ronald Segal (1932?-2008) was an anti-apartheid activist, author of groundbreaking books on international affairs, and founder of the Penguin African Library.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ESSAYS IN POSITIVE ECONOMICS.

      1953 - FRIEDMAN, MILTON. ESSAYS IN POSITIVE ECONOMICS. [Chicago]: Univeristy of Chicago Press, (1953). 8vo. First Edition. Blue cloth. Dust jacket, front flap detached, small chips and nicks along the edges, and a 1.5 inch chip to the crown of the spine. Ownership signature of economist William R. Allen on flyleaf. Overall a just about a fine copy in the rare dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        The Maximus Poems / 1-10. [with]: The Maximus Poems / 11-22

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

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        Against the Fall of Night

      (New York): Gnome Press. (1953). First. First edition. A chip at the crown of both the book and the jacket, thus good or a little better in an about very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian, my favorite American, on -- appropriately enough -- the day of the solar eclipse -- 30 June 56. Arthur." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End, while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy. .

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        AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

      Gnome Press, Inc [1953], [New York] - Octavo, illustrated by Frank Kelly Freas, boards. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. Expanded and rewritten as The City and the Stars (1956). See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-98. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, tiny closed tear to upper front panel, touch of rubbing to spine ends. (12228) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Second Foundation

      Gnome Press, New York, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First PrintingNear fine in a very good or better unclipped dust jacket.Top of volume spine a bit pushed, else near fine in all respects. Jacket with two closed tears at bottom of spine, soiling to the rear panel. A very nice copy, Book

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        AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT

      Gnome Press, Inc [1953], [New York] - Octavo, illustration by Kelly Freas, boards. Expanded and rewritten as The City and the Stars (1956). See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-98. A fine copy in a very sharp bright fine dust jacket, with a touch of rubbing and some slight shelf wear to lower rear panel edge. (11860) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        FAHRENHEIT 451

      Ballantine Books [1953], New York - Octavo, red boards, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. The hardbound trade issue. (Currey binding D [no priority]). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-31. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8. Boards lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, a solid very good copy in solid very good dust jacket with light fraying and shallow chipping at spine ends and upper corner tips, 45 mm closed tear at top edge of front flap fold which extends slightly into flap, and red "451" on spine panel faded. Overall the jacket is clean and presentable. (10842) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        90 (Ninety) Years of Public Utility Service on Vancouver Island, 1860-1950: A History of the B.C. Electric

      British Columbia: Publisher Not Stated. Soft Cover. 359 pages plus xxi page appendix and 8 pages index. List of illustrations. Dozens of archival black and white illustrations on glossy stock. "These notes are mainly a record of the B.C. Electric, its subsidiaries and the companies which preceded it, on Vancouver Island. However, the B.C. Electric, perforce, had a wide range of interests throughout the years, and to preserve the main theme in its proper perspective it has been found necessary to make incursions into the history of other utility companies on Vancouver Island, and also to record a certain amount of local contemporary history." - from Preface. Appendix topics include: Now it Can Be Told - Kilowatts Went to War; A Short History of Gas; A Short History of Light and Power Service in Nanaimo; Honor Rolls - 1st and 2nd World Wars; History of Transportation Fares in Greater Victoria; Major undertakings and expenditures 1946-1951. Tight and square with only moderate external wear. Unmarked. A well preserved copy of this significant work. . Very Good. 1953. First Edition.

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        MORE THAN HUMAN

      Farrar, Straus & Young, New York 1953 - Octavo, quarter cloth with boards. Winner of the 1954 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-172. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 14. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a small rub spot to head of spine panel. A sharp copy. (15825) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Timmler, Karl. - Blick auf den Rosenberg bei Reinhardtsdorf. - "Reinhardtsdorf".

      . Zeichnung / Aquarell, auf Fabriano-Bütten, 1953. Von Karl Timmler. 42,2 x 55,7 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten signiert und betitelt. Am unteren Blattrand Wasserzeichen der Papiermühle. - Verso kleines Inventarisierungsetikett. 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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        THE PRICE OF SALT

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., [1953]., 1953. First edition of Highsmith's first and only lesbian novel. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends, corners, and extremities. This book has been reissued in paperback format using her preferred title, Carol. A sizable part of the manuscript was first published as Carol In A Thousand Cities in the paperback anthology of that title edited by her friend Marijane Meaker (as Ann Aldrich), with whom Highsmith then shared a house in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A lovely copy of a difficult title.

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        Essays in Positive Economics

      The University of Chicago Press 1953 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953: First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Red and green colored pencil markings in the text. Previous owner (author, economist and professor HPB Jenkins) name to front free end paper. Front hinge starting at top. Top of pages bumped and gently creased. Cloth shows rubbing, edge wear, light sunning to boards. A rare title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oversized Color Photograph inscribed and signed by President Truman and presented by him to his Secretary of the Treasury John W Snyder when he left office in January 1953

      "Photograph Signed ?To John W. Snyder, a great Secretary of the Treasury, / a man I?m proud to call friend, with affectionate regards / Harry S. Truman / White House, / Jan 16, 1953? on the mat. Color, 13.25? x 16.75? image, overall 15.25? x 20.25?. Framed to 21.5?x 26.75?. Light dampstaining at concluding portion of Truman?s writing, not materially affecting its appearance. Fine condition.John W. Snyder (1895-1985) first met Harry S. Truman in 1928. They served together in the Army Reserves after World War I. Under President Truman, Snyder served as Federal Loan Administrator (April 30, 1945, to July 23, 1945), Director of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion (July 23, 1945, to June 25, 1946), and Secretary of the Treasury (June 25, 1946, to January 20, 1953). Only six other Secretaries of the Treasury served longer terms. On January 14, 1953, Snyder sent his letter of resignation to President Truman. On January 16, 1953, the day he presented this photograph to Snyder, President Truman replied to Snyder?s letter. From the Truman Library website:?Dear John: I am sure that no President ever received more dependable advice and assistance than you have given me during the period of almost eight years since I called you back from St. Louis in April 1945, to join my administration. Your service as Federal Loan Administrator, as Director of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, and finally as Secretary of the Treasury has been as beneficial to the country as it has been helpful to me personally. Your direction of the Government's fiscal affairs, your handling of many problems and responsibilities of international economic policy, and your outstanding leadership in the improvement of Government administration, all merit not only my own personal appreciation and that of your associates in the Government, but also the esteem of every citizen. The judgment and understanding with which you have represented the United States--and on occasion, the President personally-in international consultations here and abroad have been other evidences of the honor and competence with which you filled a place of first importance in the public service. I appreciate above all your unselfish and unfailing friendship. Sincerely yours, Harry S. Truman.? Photocopy of this letter is present."

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        JUNKIE: CONFESSIONS OF AN UNREDEEMED DRUG ADDICT bound with NARCOTIC AGENT

      Ace Books, Inc. [1953], New York - Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Ace double D-15. Paperback original of the William S. Burroughs first novel. Semi-autobiographical novel of the author's own drug use and as a small time heroin pusher. NARCOTIC AGENT is an abridgment of the hardcover edition. Age tanning to text paper, some mild creases and rubbing, a very good copy. (16379) First edition and first paperback edition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. First edition of the author's first book that introduced James Bond to the world. Octavo, original black cloth. In very good condition. Casino Royale was written by Ian Fleming in Jamaica over a period of around two months, largely from his own experiences and imagination; he also devised the artwork for the cover. "Within the first few pages Fleming had introduced most of Bond's idiosyncrasies and trademarks, which included his looks, his Bentley and his smoking and drinking habits. The full details of Bond's martini were kept until chapter seven of the book and Bond eventually named it "The Vesper", after Vesper Lynd" (Andrew Lycett). It has been filmed twice as a feature film, the first being the 1967 spoof starring David Niven, and later as the twenty-first official Bond film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.

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        The Spirit of St Louis

      New York: Scribner's Sons, 1953. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Charles Lindbergh on the title page prior to publication, "To Peter H. Vermilye With best wishes from Charles A Lindbergh August, 1953 Publication date is Sept. 14th." The recipient, Peter Vermilye was a leading figure in Boston's financial community and a trustee at Boston University for 38 years. Some rubbing to the spine ends, an excellent copy in a near fine dust jacket. Winner of the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography, this is Charles Lindbergh's riveting account of the first nonstop flight between the United States and Europe he undertook in 1927. "At its exciting best, this book keeps the reader cockpit close to a rare adventure" (Time).

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        In the Wet

      Melbourne: Heinemann, 1953. Beige cloth with titles in gilt on spine. SIGNED IN BLUE INK BY NEVIL SHUTE NORWAY ON THE TITLE PAGE. The author visited Wellington in 1954 when this title was the latest available for signing. Tight, very slightly tilted, faint toning in endpapers, clean pages. The dust jacket is bright, price unclipped, rubbed at corners with slight loss, tiny tears at spine ends, protected in a removable clear film sleeve.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback.

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        THE CURSE OF YIG

      Arkham House, Sauk City, WI 1953 - Octavo, cloth. Signed by Bishop on the front free endpaper. 1217 copies printed. Collects three stories, largely revised by H. P. Lovecraft, and profiles of Lovecraft and August Derleth. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 171. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-20. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing. This book is rarely found signed or inscribed by Bishop. (15582) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        REVOLT IN 2100.

      Shasta Publishers [1953], Chicago - Octavo, illustrated by Hulbert Rogers, cloth backed boards. One of the signed subscriber copies on inserted blank leaf. Part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and a hint of age toning to the spine panel. (12280) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Computers and Automata WITH Influence of Programming Techniques on the Design of Computers WITH 39 Other Articles

      Menasha, Wisconsin: Institute of Radio Engineers, Inc, 1953. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. [1A]-80A (advertisements), [2-table contents], 1219-1568, 81A-192A (advertisements) pages. Proceedings of the IRE, Vol 41, October 1953, No. 10, the entire issue. The first "Computer Issue" in original wrappers. Previous owners name inked on front cover. Upper spine bumped with associated creasing. Generally bright and clean internally. Wraps. The famous &#39;&#39;IRE Computer Issue&#39;&#39;, in the ORIGINAL WRAPPERS containing no less than 10 Origins of Cyberspace listings (#s 508, 513, 626, 641, 664, 672, 675, 871, and 885-886) and a total of 41 articles on the state of computing at the time. Contributors included Claude Shannon, Grace Hopper, John Mauchly, Wilkes, Eckert and many other authors whose work was very important in this evolving field. &#11;&#11;A few of the important papers include: OOC 508: Buchholz, The system design of the IBM Type 701 computer (describes the overall system design of IBM&#39;s first electronic digital computer OOC 664: Hopper and Mauchly, Influence of programming technique on the design of computers (a discussion of how advances in programming technique could influence the design of future computers. References the UNIVAC I OOC 672: Huskey, Ambrose and Yowell, The SWAC design features and operating experience (a general description of the functional description of the SWAC computer including references to electrostatic and magnetic drum memories OOC 885: Shannon, Computers and Automata, (a brief review of developments in the field of automata and non-numerical computation) OOC 886: Shannon and Moore, Machine aid for switching circuit design (describes the first &#39;verification&#39; machine, built at Bell Labs and called the &#39;relay circuit analyzer&#39;) &#11;&#11;(the above condensed from entries and notes from Origins of Cyberspace, OOC) Many of the authors included in this issue (Hopper, Mauchly, Shannon, Moore) were important figures in early computing and made major contributions to the advancement of the field. Many other papers illustrate the state of the art at the time. Scarce in the original wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB ]
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        The Dodo and Kindred Birds or the Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands.

      London, H.F. & G. Witherby, 1953. XVI + 250 pages. Illustrated b/w. 22 plates in b/w and colour. Bound blue linen. Topgilted.. Numm. 34 of 485 copies. No dustwrapper. Slightly bleched on spine and a bit of the front. Lightly bumped corners. With small gilt vignette on front. Pages clean. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Industry Map of Oakland - Richmond, Alameda County - Contra Costa County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1953, rev. 1956. Blueline print, 28 inches x 10 feet. From First Street and Linden Street in Oakland to Sobrante Avenue and First Street. With Richmond Belt, Giant, Harbor Channel, Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville. With Index to Industry, approx 700 listings indexed Alphabetically and Numerically to map location. Scale 1 inch = 1000 feet.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        ASSIGNMENT IN ETERNITY

      Fantasy Press, Reading,PN, 1953, Limited signed and numbered first editionCondition: Very good+ in a fine supplied (new) dust jacket (an apparently surplus, previously unused copy of the publisher's original dustjacket.) Name in book (the same person to whom Heinlein inscribed this book). Overall a tight and clean, and very attractive copy of this classic early work by Heinlein.#157 of 500 signed copies out of a total fist printing of 3000 copies. INSCRIBED by Heinlein on the limitation page. First state binding with red cloth, gilt lettering. Collection of four long stories, GULF, ELSEWHEN, LOST LEGACY and JERRY WAS A MAN.

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        The Souls of Black Folk. Essays and Sketches

      New York: Blue Heron Press, The 1953, Fifieth Anniversary Limited Autographed Edition. (Hardcover) xv,[3],264,[1]pp. Fine in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Illustrations (music) in text. Original gilt lettered black cloth spine and patterned boards with rose colour endpapers in original glassine dust jacket. Signed book plate (by author W. E. Burghardt Du Bois) on front pastedown. Previous owner's stamp on title page and half title" "The Baravelles" a musical family, descended from Richard Baravelle, former Musical Director of a number of Broadway plays in the 30's..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Birds of Burma. By.With 31 Colour Plates by Commander A.M. Hughes.

      Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, (1953). - Second edition, revised. Sm.4to., orig. dark green cloth, (xliv), 668pp. With illustrations and a large folding map at rear. Name, some rippling on cloth (binding flaw) but in fact a near fine copy in the d/w which has a pictorial paper panel on the front, and is slightly rubbed but o/w very nice. First published in 1940, this work aimed at providing, in non-technical language, a concise and accurate account of the birds of Burma. The book has been re-written on former lines but with view to placing on record all first-hand information of value, whether on a bird's appearance, voice, habitat, behaviour, food, breeding, biology, or status and distribution collected down to 1948. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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        Computers and Automata WITH Influence of Programming Techniques on the Design of Computers WITH 39 Other Articles

      Menasha, Wisconsin: Institute of Radio Engineers, Inc, 1953. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. First Edition. [1A]-80A (advertisements), [2-table contents], 1219-1568, 81A-192A (advertisements) pages. Proceedings of the IRE, Vol 41, October 1953, No. 10, the entire issue. The first "Computer Issue" in original wrappers. Previous owners name inked on front cover. Upper spine bumped with associated creasing. Generally bright and clean internally. Wraps. The famous ''IRE Computer Issue'', in the ORIGINAL WRAPPERS containing no less than 10 Origins of Cyberspace listings (#s 508, 513, 626, 641, 664, 672, 675, 871, and 885-886) and a total of 41 articles on the state of computing at the time. Contributors included Claude Shannon, Grace Hopper, John Mauchly, Wilkes, Eckert and many other authors whose work was very important in this evolving field. A few of the important papers include: OOC 508: Buchholz, The system design of the IBM Type 701 computer (describes the overall system design of IBM's first electronic digital computer OOC 664: Hopper and Mauchly, Influence of programming technique on the design of computers (a discussion of how advances in programming technique could influence the design of future computers. References the UNIVAC I OOC 672: Huskey, Ambrose and Yowell, The SWAC design features and operating experience (a general description of the functional description of the SWAC computer including references to electrostatic and magnetic drum memories OOC 885: Shannon, Computers and Automata, (a brief review of developments in the field of automata and non-numerical computation) OOC 886: Shannon and Moore, Machine aid for switching circuit design (describes the first 'verification' machine, built at Bell Labs and called the 'relay circuit analyzer') (the above condensed from entries and notes from Origins of Cyberspace, OOC) Many of the authors included in this issue (Hopper, Mauchly, Shannon, Moore) were important figures in early computing and made major contributions to the advancement of the field. Many other papers illustrate the state of the art at the time. Scarce in the original wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Economics of Inflation: A Study of Currency Depreciation in Post-War Germany 1914-1923: Sir Halley Stewart Publications IV

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1953, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Fair, Second English ImpressionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 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, Ex-Library

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        WILLIAM S BURROUGHS: ACE # D-15 - JUNKIE: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict ---by William Lee ( Wm S Burroughs ---bound with Narcotic Agent ---by Maurice Helbrant ( with 3 Other Editions of JUNKIE in ACE paperback editions )( Junky )

      N.Y.: Ace # D-15 / K-202 / 41841 / 41842, 1953, 1970, 1970, 1973, 1st edition, 1st Printing, 1953. ------------4 volumes, all are ACE editions, D-15 is the true 1st edition, 1st printing of Burroughs' first book published under the name William Lee, this is a Very Good copy, bright and clean, small mark on the spine, short crease on lower corner of both sides of this copy, minimal browning to the paper, some faint short creases on covers, overall an attractive collectible copy, ---K-202 is a Very Good copy with light wear and a faint crease along the spine on the front cover, some age toning to paper ---41841 is a Very Good copy with light wear and light spine creases, some age toning to paper, --- 41842 is a Good to Very Good copy with a crease on the front cover along the spine, ink name on verso of the front cover, some age toning to paper --- the cover art on D-15 is by Al Rossi, the cover art on K-202 and 41841 is the same artwork by an unidentified artist, the cover on 41842 is a photo cover, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Al Rossi Cover Art and Others .

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Stone Fire Place. Drawing room. Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ahmanson.

      Los Angeles, Calif., ca. 1953. - Pencil drawing on board. 12 x 18 inches. Annotated in pencil. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 67 ff. Authenticated by the artist's son, Tony Sheets, on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Portrait Photograph of Leontyne Price

      New York, may 19 1953. (PRICE, LEONTYNE) 32.5 x 23.4 cm. (12-3/4 x 9-1/4 inches). Gelatin silver print. Half-length pose holding flowers, in front of studio backdrop. Atelier stamp on rear, with pencil notes giving the date of the session, subject of the photo, and Van Vechten's id number ("xvii KK 2") . Rare portrait of the young soprano at the beginning of her operatic stardom, in coat and gown, taking a "curtain call". Not in the Library of Congress collection

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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