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        De taal der dieren.

      De complete bundel in doorslag van typoscript. 38 bladen. 27,3 x 21,5 cm. In rood linnen overslagdoos met verzonken blauw titeletiket op voorzijde (Binderij Phoenix).* Met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht op het eerste blad: 'Voor Hugo [Claus] & Elli,/ in vriendschap & hoe dat/ allemaal heet en wordt/ en werd en is,/ van/ Hans Andreus/ Oct. '51'.De taal der dieren zou in 1953, twee jaar na dit typoscript dus, verschijnen in de Ultimatumreeks van De Bezige Bij. Inhoudelijk zijn er af en toe significante verschillen. Op blad 9 werd met pen een zin tussengevoegd, op blad 18 het oneindigheidsteken. Van blad 36 en 37 ontbreekt de onderste helft, met verlies van drie kwatrijnen.Bijgevoegd: Hans Andreus, De taal der dieren. Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, (1953). Ingenaaid. 48 p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 500 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Ultimatumreeks II,1.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Seven Years in Tibet. Introduction by Peter Fleming. Translated from the German by Richard Graves.

      London, Rupert Hart-Davies, 1953,. in-8vo, XIII + 2 unnum p. with map of Tibet (+1 bl.) + 288 p. + 24 plates in b/w & colour, some spots on guards and edges, small legacy stamp on first fly 'Guggisberg', original blue cloth, spine with gilt lettering, Org. jacket in colour.. First english edition (first printing, 16 s. on flap). A fine copy of world-wide success in printing. Those who haven't yet read Harrer's 'Seven years', can now do so in this very rare first edition. Fascinating account of escape across the Himalayas and of the years he spent in Tibet, by one of Germany's top pre-war mountaineer's (first ascent of north face of the Eiger in 1938). Translated from German by Richard Graves and with an introduction by Peter Fleming.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. YAKUSHI H53.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The Catcher Was a Spy: Professional baseball player and OSS agent, Moe Berg, engrossed and signed check to his alma mater, Princeton University

      "Partly Printed Check Signed ?Morris Berg,? 6.25? x 2.75?. Newark, New Jersey, October 21, 1953. Filled out by Berg, made payable to ?Princeton University Store? for $11.10, drawn on the National Newark & Essex Banking Co. Light bank stampings show through from verso. Tiny cancellation holes nick the ?M? of signature. Fine condition. Affixed to a mat with clear picture corners. Double matted with a 4.5? x 6.5? full-length image of 21-year-old rookie infielder Moe Berg of the 1923 Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) at Ebbets Field, after he?s thrown a baseball. He was switched to catcher in 1928. Framed to 13? x 17.5?.Morris ?Moe? Berg was a member of Princeton University's Class of 1923 where he distinguished himself as a student and as an athlete, graduating magna cum laude and earning the title of Captain of the baseball team his senior season. Shortly after graduation, on June 26, 1923, he was signed by the Brooklyn Robins as an amateur free agent and played his first major league game the next day. He was sent to the minor leagues in 1924 and 1925. From 1926-1939, Berg played, almost exclusively as a catcher, for the White Sox, Indians, Senators, and Red Sox; he was released by Boston after the 1939 season. During World War II, Moe Berg was an agent for the Office of Strategic Services, operating in Europe on projects investigating Nazi resistance in Yugoslavia and German rocket engineering.?General Wild Bill Donovan, the father of the OSS, created a bohemian intelligence operation staffed by a sparkling group of amateurs that included lawyers, professors, businessmen ... Donovan initially found Berg appealing probably because of his linguistic skills [he is reputed to have mastered 12 languages]. Berg took an oath of secrecy, was issued a revolver and a capsule of cyanide, and was given a variety of assignments in Italy, Switzerland and Sweden. Easily his most significant work was in atomic counterintelligence. The British were confident that Hitler?s scientists were nowhere near completion of an atomic bomb, but Donovan and Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, head of the Manhattan Project ?" the U.S. bomb effort ?" wanted their own confirmation. In preparation, Berg had immersed himself in nuclear physics. This enabled him to attend a lecture given in 1944 in Zurich by the leading German atomic scientist, Werner Heisenberg. Berg had orders to kidnap or assassinate Heisenberg if a German atomic bomb project was flourishing. Masquerading as a student, Berg listened to Heisenberg?s talk, which had nothing to do with weapons production. Afterward, Berg strolled about gathering information and ultimately decided to let Heisenberg be. A recently declassified memo written in 1946 by Colonel Howard Dix to recommend Berg for the Medal of Freedom says that Berg?s attendance at the meeting ?yielded the most important information snatched from under the cloak of secrecy which the Germans maintained on this subject. This and other information sent back by Mr. Berg and obtained by him while under continual risk of exposure and retaliatory action, was used in guiding, the U.S. operation in this field and in determining ... the pressures to be placed upon U.S. scientists for rapid progress towards ultimate completion of the Manhattan Project.?? In 1994, Dawidoff?s biography of Berg was published by Pantheon Books, ?The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg.?"

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        Lady and the Tramp: The Story of Two Dogs

      Simon and Schuster 1953 - Blue boards with W G in darker blue on front board. Salmon spine with blue lettering. A tiny bit of rubbing on corners. A hint on foxing on endpapers. Binding is tight. Clean throughout. The DJ has some minor chipping on edges. Top edge of rear panel has a sort tear with a crease. Not price clipped. In archival cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bearly Read Books]
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        A Writer's Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf

      London: Hogarth Press. 1953. First. Uncorrected proof. Edited by Leonard Woolf. Unprinted red wrappers. Spine a little sunned, and top corner a little bumped, still near fine. Scarce in this format. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Faster Than Thought - A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines *****FIRST PRINTING*****

      Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1953 - VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION, first printing; the pages inside are clean and unmarked and the binding is tight; the clipped dust jacket has a small tear at the bottom of the front cover and the spine has browned with chipping to the top and bottom and is somewhat brittle but overall it is in very good condition; there are no signatures or book plates present; extremely rare in first printing; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Virtual Books]
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        Ovidio Heroides

      OFFICINA BODONI 1953 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. 138 1

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        A Writer's Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf

      London: Hogarth Press. 1953. First. Uncorrected proof. Edited by Leonard Woolf. Unprinted red wrappers. Spine a little sunned, and top corner a little bumped, still near fine. Scarce in this format. .

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        Revolt in 2100

      Shasta Publishers, Chicago 1953 - Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. First Edition [stated]. Signed by Heinlein on the flyleaf. Jacket design by Hubert Rogers. Octavo, 317 pp. Black cloth-backed red boards, gilt spine imprinting. timeline endpapers. Some soiling of top page edges and endpapers, original owner's signature, otherwise Near Fine book in a VG jacket with a small amount of spine darkening, light occasional soil, micro-shelfwear at places. Sharp and handsome (see scan). A seminal work, an early portion of Heinlein's "Future History" series (so named later by John W. Campbell] which was second only to Isaac Asimov's Foundation series in competition for the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series. Contains the novel-length "If This Goes On.", plus the short stories "Coventry" and Misfit", all three of which were formally included in the original Future History aggregation, "The Past Through Tomorrow" (1967). Not one of the subscriber's copies with tipped-in signature page; this was signed on the flyleaf for the original science fiction enthusiast whose name is on the ffep, though Heinlein's signature was by request stand-alone and not personalized to him. Provenance to purchaser. L101 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF MARTHA FLOWERS

      New York. 17 February 1953.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 23.5 x 18 cm (9.25 x 7.25 inches). Fine. A vintage portrait of the young singer, then in the ascendance of her career, less than a year after her role as St. Settlement in the Broadway revival of FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS. This print bears Van Vechten's blindstamp, and on the verso his ink studio stamp. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. There is a print of another negative from the same sitting, albeit dated in the catalogue entry a week earlier - an impossibility as it is separated from this photograph by only one other exposure and the set and dress are identical - in the LC Van Vechten photo archive. KELLNER G434.

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        Small Archive of Letters

      - Seven Typed Letters Signed from Clark to Arthur J. Sussel, from 1953 through 1955. The letters, on Clark's Brevard, North Carolina stationery, are near fine with a few small flaws. A small group of interesting and friendly letters between the important naval historian and author Clark, and the Philadelphia antiques dealer and nautical collector Sussel. Clark was an advertising executive but his interest in naval history transformed from a hobby into a second career, and he became the foremost authority on certain aspects of the American Revolution. He was appointed by the U.S. Navy as the first editor of the multi-volume series *Naval Documents of the American Revolution*. Clark helped Sussel in researching items in his collection, including an important portrait of James Josiah by Charles Willson Peale. The letters are about individual items in the collection and about Clark's own books. Accompanied by a carbon of a letter from Sussel's widow, dated in 1961, to H.F. duPont suggesting that the White House might want to buy Sussel's collection intact for Jacqueline Kennedy's renovation of the White House interior.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Voltaire. Bibliographie de ses oeuvres. 4 volumes. MALCOLM (Jean). Table de la Bibliographie de Voltaire par Bengesco. Ensemble 5 volumes.

      Rouveyre & G. Blond, Paris - 8°(23 x 14,5 cm), 1 f. blanche, XIX, 494 pp., 1 f., frontispice gravé; 4 ff., XVIII, 438 pp., 5 ff., frontispice; 4 ff., XV, 609 pp., 1 f., 2 fac-similés; 5 ff., XXII pp., 1 f. (avis), 391 pp., frontispice gravé, titres imprimés en rouge et noir, toile olive, dos orné avec pièce de titre noir (reliure de l'époque, les plats de la couverture originale sont conservés). Edition originale. Bibliographie toujours indispensable et de toute rareté. Tirage limité à 550 exemplaires. No 53 de 500 exemplaires sur papier vélin. La très utile table de J. Malcolm a été publiée à Genève par l'Institut et Musée Voltaire Les Délices en 1953 (8°, 127 pp., 1 f., couverture originale brochée). Volume 1 et 2 avec un envoi de Bengesco à l'écrivain F. Coppée. Dans les volumes 3 et 4 on a encarté une carte de visite de Bengesco. Rousseurs par endroits, quelques pages inégalement coupées, les reliures avec de légères traces d'usage mais en tout c'est un bon exemplaire. Ex-libris Dr. Georg Heinrich Thommen. Français 1882-90 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Werner Skorianetz - Livres Anciens]
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        The Souls of Black Folk. Essays and Sketches

      Blue Heron Press, The, New York - 1953, Fifieth Anniversary Limited Autographed Edition. (Hardcover) Fine in good to very good dust jacket. xv,[3],264,[1]pp. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Watt

      Olympia Press, Francia 1953 - The Olympia Press/Paris, 1953. Excelente estado de conservación. Primera edición número del ejemplar 890 de una tirada de 1100 ejemplares. Roce en parte inferior del lomo. 260 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros JyE]
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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, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Al Rossi Cover Art and Others------------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

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Nine Stories / J. D. Salinger

      Boston : Little, Brown, [1953], 1953, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 302 pages; 1st edition, 1st issue. Description: 302 p. 20 cm. Subjects: United States --Social life and customs --20th century --Fiction.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        REPERTORIUM BIBLIOGRAPHICUM.

      4 voll ril. in tela, tit. in oro al dorso, cm 21x13, pp compless. 2263. L?opera è completata da 2 voll di Appendice, Additiones et Emendationes, Milano, 1953, cm 25x17, pp compless. 1664, CXXXV.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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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." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Highly Important 4-page Contract Signed by Marilyn Monroe for RCA. It specifically discusses "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", where she would sing her most famous song "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" and defers to Twentieth Century-Fox in all movie relate songs

      "Document signed ""Marilyn Monroe"", 4 pps., dated October 8, 1953 on onion skin paper measuring 8.25"" x 11"" between Monroe and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Among Hollywood historians, itâ??s generally agreed that 1953 marked Marilyn Monroeâ??s ascent to legend. A few years earlier, sheâ??d inked a seven-year deal with Twentieth Century-Fox, but her film stardom wasnâ??t realized until the 1953 unveiling of â??Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.â? That mid-summer release, with its immediately ensuing box office acclaim, served as the momentum for her signing this singing contract with RCA.Itâ??s an onionskin four-page document, drafted under the corporationâ??s letterhead, that provides for a two-year deal commencing in late 1953. Thereâ??s no mention in the agreement about Monroeâ??s compensation except her cut of the resultant royalties, but weâ??d imagine that a â??draw reservoirâ? was available to her. Through the term of the contract, she was obliged to record not fewer that â??16 sides,â? which we interp"

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        Small Archive of Letters

      Seven Typed Letters Signed from Clark to Arthur J. Sussel, from 1953 through 1955. The letters, on Clark's Brevard, North Carolina stationery, are near fine with a few small flaws. A small group of interesting and friendly letters between the important naval historian and author Clark, and the Philadelphia antiques dealer and nautical collector Sussel. Clark was an advertising executive but his interest in naval history transformed from a hobby into a second career, and he became the foremost authority on certain aspects of the American Revolution. He was appointed by the U.S. Navy as the first editor of the multi-volume series Naval Documents of the American Revolution. Clark helped Sussel in researching items in his collection, including an important portrait of James Josiah by Charles Willson Peale. The letters are about individual items in the collection and about Clark's own books. Accompanied by a carbon of a letter from Sussel's widow, dated in 1961, to H.F. duPont suggesting that the White House might want to buy Sussel's collection intact for Jacqueline Kennedy's renovation of the White House interior. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Pages are unmarked, though show some light corner creases. Firm binding. Boards are sunned at the top edges and the spine cloth is worn at the ends. The dust jacket shows sunning to the spine, edge wear and surface wear with rubbing at folds and a few abrasions to the spine panel. A lovely copy overall, presents very well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Hold that Lion

      New York: PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1953 - First edition, one of 100 copies. Printed at the Cornwall Press. 8vo vols., 8vo. Illustrated, Color frontispiece photograph, the rest in black and white. 124 pp. Brown leatherette. Fine [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Costumes of Chios: Their Development from the XVth to the XXth Century

      B.T. Batsford LTD, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust JacketSize: 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall. Text unmarked. Spine slightly cocked. Dust soiling and light dampstain to edge of text block. Text is unaffected. Color and black & white illustrations. Boards lightly bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Boards soiled. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 147119.

      [Bookseller: The Dusty Bookshelf]
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        Fahrenheit 451 - SIGNED

      Ballantine Books, New York, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, A First Edition, First Printing, Signed by Author(s)Very good or better in a like unclipped dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on the front end paper. Some offsetting to front and rear end papers, edges of the boards rubbed with some loss on the back board. Jacket very nice, but with the spine faded and the red "451" barely legible. The bottom of the rear flap has a tiny piece missing, and the corner of each flap has tape remains. From the library of noted collector Larry Owens, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        REPETICIÓN DE AMORES Y ARTE DE AJEDREZ

      Joyas bibliográficas, Madrid 1953 - XXIV+92 p+83[h] 26x18 cm Pergamino con tejuelo y cenefa dorada, en estuche Bueno Joyas bibliográficas 8 Libro en el que por primera vez aparecían unificadas todas las reglas del ajedrez, que son con las que se juega actualmente. Tirada numerada de 250 ejemplares.

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        Odes anacréontiques. Traduction de Leconte de Lisle. Lithographies originales de André Derain.

      Cercle lyonnais du livre, Lyon 1953 - Lyon, Cercle lyonnais du livre, 1953. 28 x 19,5 cm, in-4, 3 ff. bl. - 80 (17) pp. - 3 ff. bl., 50 lithographies originales en noir dont 1 en frontispice et 8 à pleine page, en feuilles sous couverture de fort papier vergé antique crème rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui. Tirage unique à 200 exemplaires, tous sur vélin de Rives B.F.K., celui-ci nominatif (n° 125) et enrichi de L'UNE DES 50 SUITES de 59 lithographies originales dont 9 inutilisées, tirées en sanguine sur Chine, présentée sous une chemise imprimée, ainsi que du MENU agrémenté d'une soixantième lithographie originale en noir à pleine page. Dernier livre d'illustration originale de Derain publié de son vivant, d'une pureté absolue. Les lithographies ont été tirées par Mourlot. Rare avec la suite. Exemplaire superbe (couverture très vaguement brunie). (MONOD, 237) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Highly Important 4-page Contract Signed by Marilyn Monroe for RCA. It specifically discusses "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", where she would sing her most famous song "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" and defers to Twentieth Century-Fox in all movie relate songs

      "Document signed ""Marilyn Monroe"", 4 pps., dated October 8, 1953 on onion skin paper measuring 8.25"" x 11"" between Monroe and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Among Hollywood historians, it?s generally agreed that 1953 marked Marilyn Monroe?s ascent to legend. A few years earlier, she?d inked a seven-year deal with Twentieth Century-Fox, but her film stardom wasn?t realized until the 1953 unveiling of ?Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.? That mid-summer release, with its immediately ensuing box office acclaim, served as the momentum for her signing this singing contract with RCA.It?s an onionskin four-page document, drafted under the corporation?s letterhead, that provides for a two-year deal commencing in late 1953. There?s no mention in the agreement about Monroe?s compensation except her cut of the resultant royalties, but we?d imagine that a ?draw reservoir? was available to her. Through the term of the contract, she was obliged to record not fewer that ?16 sides,? which we interp"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        USLTA Official Tennis Championships Programs - 1953 Edition.

      United States Lawn Tennis Association, 1953, Hard, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued, 1stSize: Folio, First edition. 22 official programs of various USLTA Tennis Championships for the entire 1953 season, complete as published. Bound in green buckram with gilt tiles. USLTA officer S. Ellsworth Davenport, Jr.'s copy, with his name embossed on cover. 22 programs for matches at various US locations from June 7 - Aug 29, 1953. Each program is approx. 30 pages, profusely illustrated with b/w photos, plus a full color cover, vintage ads. All programs near fine in very good cloth covered boards, 9" x 12".

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        FLIGHT INTO YESTERDAY

      New York: Bouregy & Curl, Inc.,. [1953]. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. This book is rarely. found signed or inscribed by Harness. (#106910). First edition. Brief signed inscription by Harness to one of his editors. The author's first book. A classic modern SF novel, better known under its later alternate title THE PARADOX MEN. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-189. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 10. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1641-44.

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        Downbeat: The Contemporary Music Magazine. volumes 20#9-15; 21#1-12, 15-16, 18-19, 22; 22#3-5, 7-13, 15-26; 23#1-2, 4-8, 12-15, 17-20, 22, 24-25; 26#1-10, 12, 15-16, 18-26 (1953-1959)

      NY: Maher Publications 1953-1959 - *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10% until Sunday, Nov. 9. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! an assortment of single issues: 20#9-15; 21#1-12, 15-16, 18-19, 22; 22#3-5, 7-13, 15-26; 23#1-2, 4-8, 12-15, 17-20, 22, 24-25; 26#1-10, 12, 15-16, 18-26 (1953-1959), original softcovers, some covers tattered, torn and/or detached, minor library handstamps, well illustrated, about good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Poème Dialogue de la Résurrection. Ségraphies de Francis Bott.

      Caracteres., Paris. 1953 - Poeme-Dialogue de la Résurrection’ by Loys Masson.Published by Caracteres, printed by Bruno Durocher, Paris, 1953. One of 100 copies printed on Velin D’Arch. Not signed or numbered. Illustrated with nine original serigraphs and one vignette by Francis Bott. (All are listed in the Catalogue Raisonne by Henze.Bound in plain cream paper wraps with a small design printed in brown. The thick paper wrappers hold loose sheets with the text and serigraphs. There is some offsetting from the serigraphs onto the text, a little foxing on the endpapers, title page and some light scattering throughout, otherwise a very nice copy.Please see H281, H284, H285, H287 and H289. These serigraphs are within the book. However, as we do have an incomplete book, of the above title, these particular serigraphs are being sold separately.Size 325 x 310 mm. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sky Fever and Other Stories

      Published by Latimer House Ltd., 33 Ludgate Hill, London First Edition 1953. 1953. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original aqua blue cloth covers, black lettering to spine. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 174 pp. Fine condition book in very near Fine condition dust wrapper with very light rubbing across foot of lower panel, not price clipped 7/6, spine not faded. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        La face interieure. Lithograph by Fernand Leger.

      Seghers [1953], [Paris] - One of 750 on verge de Hollande Pannekoek from a limited total issue of 850. 8vo. Handsomely bound in 3/4 dark blue morocco and marbled paste- paper boards, gilt fillets, four raised bands on spine, author and title gilt, top edge gilt, marbled paste-paper doublures, original wrappers and spine bound in. Fine. Cover lithograph in color by Fernand Leger. Late poems by Tristan Tzara. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Bring on the Girls! The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy, with Pictures to Prove It

      Simon and Schuster 1953 - [As per McIlvaine: A75a.] First edition. Signed by Authors on the front endpaper: "To Mrs James Darling Best wishes from P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton". Book is in good condition. Dust jacket is protected with Mylar. Some wear, chipping, and creasing on the dust jacket. Small pieces missing along the edges of the dust jacket. The spine of the dust jacket is taped over on the inside of the dust jacket. Stains on the inside of the dust jacket. The inside flaps are stained. Front flap is clipped in the bottom right corner. Some wear to the covers. Some wear and fading on the spine. Foxing on the endpapers and on some of the pages. All of our dust jackets are original. Please see our other P. G. Wodehouse Listings. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CKR Inc.]
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        Bring on the Girls

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1953 - The first American edition, published by Simon and Schuster in 1953. This copy is inscribed by both Wodehouse and Guy Bolton in the year of publication, inscription reading ' To Muriel Bailey with the added Christmas Greetings of the authors, P. G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton. ' A near fine copy of the book with light dusting to the top edge and minor bumps to corners. Dust jacket very good with some wear to edges and spine ends and a couple of short tears with light accompanying creasing. Illustrated with photographs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        Horn of the Hunter

      Doubleday 1953 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive copy of this true first edition. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the spine and edges seldom seen in this nice condition. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Fantasy Poets: Thom Gunn, Issue Number Sixteen

      Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University, Fantasy Press, 1953. Stapled wrappers, unpaginated, in brown-orange, lettered front panel, with "PRICE NINEPENCE" on lower back panel, First edition of author's first book, one of 300 copies. (Hagstrom and Bixby A1a.). Contents: "Incident on a Journey," Wind in the Street," The Wound," The Beach Head," The Right Possessor," and "A Village Edmund." Inscribed and signed by the author on the upper front panel: To Jim / with Love from Thom. Scarce thus. In about fine, condition, with a short, closed tear and light creasing.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Original Stapled Wrappers. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Rassegna quindicinale (poi rassegna quindicinale di cultura). Direttore Guido Aristarco

      1953/57 1953 - cm 33x23,5, pag 32 ca. a fascicolo, br edit ill, comp.te ill in b/n. Disponibili: - dal n. 2 (anno II, 1 gennaio 1953) al 112 (anno VI 15 agosto 1957), mancano nn. 59-95-100-103-108-109-110-111. - La Scuola di Arzignano Editrice, Vicenza, dal n. 27 Cinema Nuovo Editrice, s.l., dal n. 86 Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore (Stampa Arti Grafiche Pezzini, Milano, dal n.42 SATET, Torino, dal n.56 IGDA, Novara). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ardengo]
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        The Adventures of Augie March

      New York: Viking Press, 1953: First edition, first printing, first state with the orange topstain. Signed by the author on the title page. In Very Good condition. in a second state dust jacket, lacking the advertisement for The Short Novels of John Steinbeck on the rear dust jacket flap. Gift inscription to a previous owner on the front paste down. Side of page block shows light wear, with light tide marks. Sunning, light edge wear to cloth, light lean to the spine. The dust jacket shows rubbing, creases, edge wear, chipping, and tape repairs to the verso. Signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Birdman of Alcatraz archive including 23 handwritten letters and an impassioned handwritten legal brief by Robert "Birdman" Stroud, amassed by the author of the Birdman book

      n.p., circa 1953 - 1965 "Archive of correspondence and legal briefs, with 23 handwritten letters and one handwritten legal brief by Robert Stroud, including research materials, clippings, and other information relating to the book and film versions of The Birdman of Alcatraz, formerly belonging to the author of the bestselling book, Thomas E. Gaddis.This archive contains many of the documents Gaddis used while researching and writing his book, including:(1) Two three-ring binders containing Stroud?s personal and legal correspondence and many of Stroud?s own carbon copies of typed letters, 23 of them originals handwritten by Stroud; an impassioned 24-page handwritten brief by Stroud, written while at Alcatraz, pertaining to Leavenworth prison authorities reneging on promises concerning Stroud?s breeding and selling of canaries, rights to royalties from the publication of his books, equipping of Stroud?s laboratory, Stroud?s freedom of correspondence, and moving Stroud to Alcatraz; extensive correspondence with "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES. THREE VOLUMES. Translated from the German by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1953 Musil, Robert. THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES. THREE VOLUMES. Translated from the German by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. London: Secker & Warburg, 1953, 1954, 1960. First Editions. Translated From the German By Eithne Wilkins & Ernst Kaiser. London: Secker & Warburg, 1953, 1954, 1960.  First editions of the English translation. 8vo, publisher's green cloth, labeled in red & gilt on the spines. Three Volumes, 8vo., xxxv, 365; vii, 454; xi, 445. A lovely set in the original near fine or better [correctly priced] dustwrappers. One of the most important novels of the Twentieth Century, a massive, panoramic novel about Vienna on the eve of World War I. Ex-Libris Harvard librarian James Walsh, with his attractive bookplate to front pastedowns of Vols II and III and a neat small bookseller’s stamp on the ffe. of Vol. I. A very handsome set presented in a custom crafted slipcase. A great set. $1575. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Seven Years in Tibet

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer on the front endpaper in both English and Tibetan - "H. Harrer". The true story of an Austrian prisoner of war who successfully escaped his British captors in India in 1944 on the third attempt. His escape route led him across Tibet, where he reached the forbidden city and finally lived for years in Lhasa becoming a tutor to the Dalai Lama. Good, clean hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of shelfwear & tear. A little foxing to page edges but text block is clean. Previous owner's name on front pastedown hidden by inner flap of jacket. Translated from the German by Richard Graves. Iintroduction by Peter Fleming. 288 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs.. Signed by Author. Fifth Impression. Hard Cover. Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: YesterYear Books]
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        "Sudan elections for self-government 1953. With the compliments of the Sudan Government. Photographs by Public Relations Officer, Khartoum, for free reproduction by the press... [cover title]"

      [London: Sudan Agency. 1953]. "Square 4to, [2], 38 leaves, pp. [39]-42, [1]; 38 mounted black & white photographs (of election officials, district maps, polling stations, voters, ballot counting, etc.), each with a detailed caption; original wrappers with printed label on the front. Occasional spotting, else near fine. Printed presentation slip from the Sudan Consulate laid in.& & ""As a result of the Cairo Agreement of 12th February, 1953, between the United Kingdom and Egypt, the Sudanese are now holding their first General Election ... These photographs have been taken in typical conditions. Actuality photographs taken as polling is proceeding can, owing to the size of the Sudan and the scattered nature of the population, only be very few and far betwee.Reproduction of theseprints is quite unrestricted; and users may rest assured that they faithfully represent the scenes which are taking place during the elections. (Introduction).& & Four in OCLC, none in the Western Hemisphere."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,. 1953. Octavo,. cloth.. Bookplate affixed to front free endpaper, a fine copy in near fine. dust jacket with some light rubbing and soiling to front panel. An. attractive copy. (#81884). First edition. Collects twenty-two stories. The author's fourth book.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Actuelles II

      Gallimard 1953 - - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Constant Burniaux. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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