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        AFFICHE AIR FRANCE : « SUPER CONSTELLATION » LOCKHEED L-1049-G

      - Date : 1953 Dimensions : 106,5x72,5cm Imp : Perceval, Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco with onlay of a playing card to front board, gilt lettering to spine, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, of the first James Bond title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]). Expansion of the novella "The Fireman" published in 1951. ".hostility to books and ideas was generated by ordinary people, not simply imposed upon them by government." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-31. This was filmed in 1966 by François Truffaut with Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55. Some light rubbing to lower board edges and corner tips, a fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a tiny 4 mm closed tear to upper front panel and fading to the orange ink on the spine to "451" and the publishers logo to a very light pale orange. Now housed in a custom made clamshell box. (16931) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        If you've got money in your pocket to burn for books that probably won't, may we suggest THE COMPLETE SCIENCE FICTION ASBESTOS COLLECTION: FAHRENHEIT 451 & FIRESTARTER

      THE COMPLETE ASBESTOS 'SF' COLLECTION***HOT STUFF***FAHRENHEIT 451, Ballantine Books, 1953, first edition, light wear to the spine edges, some soiling to the spine and boards as usual, else a tight vg copy without dust-wrapper as issued. Also contains THE PLAYGROUND & AND THE ROCK CRIED OUT. 1/200 copies SIGNED by the author and specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Certainly a high spot of modern literature which has seen few auction records from the major houses in the last 10 years. (A most interesting provenance to this copy. After my suggesting to the publisher of the first edition of FIRESTARTER by Stephen King (see below) that producing a special asbestos edition of this title could be a lot of fun, he, as many already know, did so. He obtained this copy now offered for sale by trading one of these 26 such bound copies of FIRESTARTER to Gerry de la Ree for one of de la Ree's copies of the asbestos bound Bradbury title. This is that very copy!) Retrospective HUGO winning novel for 1954. Along with:FIRESTARTER, Phantasia Press, 1980, first edition, a faint discoloration about the size of a quarter to a blank section of the signature page (not interfering in any manner with any writing or printed text) with some off-setting of same on to a small area of the adjoining page (the last page of text), else fine without dust-wrapper or slip-case as issued. 1/26 lettered copies bound in asbestos cloth, this one being letter B and thus one of the publishers own copies !!! For the pair and the right to ownership of a complete science fiction asbestos collection (of which there cannot ever be more than 26 sets with probably less than a half-dozen extant now---).

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY ]
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        STORIA DI MILANO

      ISTITUTO ENCICLOPEDIA TRECCANI 1953 17

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        Junkie / Narcotic Agent

      Ace Books 1953 - New York: Ace Books, 1953. Ace Double D-15, published dos-a-dos Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. First Edition, First Printing of William S. Burrough's first published book, published under the name William Lee. In Very Good condition, with light rubbing to wraps, and light edge wear. Reading creases and light fading to spine. Pages toned, as expected. A lovely copy, in nicer condition than as normally found. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Lucky Jim

      Victor Gollancz Ltd, London 1953 - The book is firmly bound in dark green boards, lettered in gilt to the spine, the boards are clean, but the spine has dulled, the corners and spine ends are a little rubbed and bumped and the spine is slightly cocked. The text block is age toned, with a neatly written gift inscription to the front endpaper, it is free from foxing. The dust jacket is the original and not price clipped, it has benefitted from minor restoration to the spine ends and corners, it is slightly age toned with some minor spots of foxing. Overall, a very nice example of Amis' first and best loved novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J and M Books Limited]
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        THE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title-page. "To __________ with best wishes, Charles A. Lindbergh". Dust jacket chipped at corners and spine extremities, not price-clipped. Front cover and spine with silver designs and lettering. Pictorial endpapers. Sixteen pages of photographic reproductions with appendix and glossary at the conclusion. A very clean copy throughout. 562pp.. Signed by Author. First Edition, Later Issue. Blue Cloth. Nearly Fine/Chipped Dust Jacket. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        If you've got money in your pocket to burn for books that probably won't, may we suggest THE COMPLETE SCIENCE FICTION ASBESTOS COLLECTION: FAHRENHEIT 451 & FIRESTARTER

      Ballantine Books 1953 - THE COMPLETE ASBESTOS 'SF' COLLECTION *** HOT STUFF *** FAHRENHEIT 451, Ballantine Books, 1953, first edition, light wear to the spine edges, some soiling to the spine and boards as usual, else a tight vg copy without dust-wrapper as issued. Also contains THE PLAYGROUND & AND THE ROCK CRIED OUT. 1/200 copies SIGNED by the author and specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Certainly a high spot of modern literature which has seen few auction records from the major houses in the last 10 years. (A most interesting provenance to this copy. After my suggesting to the publisher of the first edition of FIRESTARTER by Stephen King (see below) that producing a special asbestos edition of this title could be a lot of fun, he, as many already know, did so. He obtained this copy now offered for sale by trading one of these 26 such bound copies of FIRESTARTER to Gerry de la Ree for one of de la Ree's copies of the asbestos bound Bradbury title. This is that very copy!) Retrospective HUGO winning novel for 1954. Along with: FIRESTARTER, Phantasia Press, 1980, first edition, a faint discoloration about the size of a quarter to a blank section of the signature page (not interfering in any manner with any writing or printed text) with some off-setting of same on to a small area of the adjoining page (the last page of text), else fine without dust-wrapper or slip-case as issued. 1/26 lettered copies bound in asbestos cloth, this one being letter B and thus one of the publishers own copies !!! For the pair and the right to ownership of a complete science fiction asbestos collection (of which there cannot ever be more than 26 sets with probably less than a half-dozen extant now---). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        90 (Ninety) Years of Public Utility Service on Vancouver Island, 1860-1950: A History of the B.C. Electric

      Publisher Not Stated, 1953, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionSize: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, 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.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        THE DEMOLISHED MAN - SIGNED

      Shasta Publishers, Chicago 1953 - First Printing, one of 200 Subscriber's Copies signed by Bester on the front endpaper. Octavo; brick red paper over boards, quarterbound in teal cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and in white on front panel. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket. "In a world full of "peepers" - telepaths who can reach into the minds of those around them - murder has become nearly impossible. Therefore Lincoln Powell, Prefect of the Psychotic Division, is astonished to be summoned to a popular socialite's home to investigate a murder and a disappearance." Winner of the first Hugo Award in 1953, and ranked Number 7 on David Pringle's list of Best Science Fiction Novels. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Power In Buildings - An Artist's View of Contemporary Architecture (Inscribed)

      New York: Columbia University Press, 1953. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/good. Clothbound quarto in dustwrapper. 102 pp. First edition of this impressive monograph of architect and delineator Hugh Ferriss. Includes sixty illustrations. Ferriss, who died in 1962, was enormously influential to a generation of fellow artists and architects and is said to have been the chief influence of artist Bob Kane when he designed the foreboding skyline of Batman's Gotham City. A handsome near fine copy in good dustwrapper. Wrapper has a long irregular closed tear to the front panel, but it still presents quite well. This copy has been INSCRIBED by Ferriss and dated in 1955. A truly scarce signature in the marketplace.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata.

      Bologna, Zanichelli, 1953-1996.. 4. Serie Bände 34 - 171 in 82 Bänden. 4°. Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0373-3114. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bände 34-64 Reprint (Swets & Zeitlinger). Bände 65-75 farblich abweichend gebunden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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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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        Sites

      Paris 1953 - Suite de 11 EAUX-FORTES originales de Marcel JEAN, chacune justifiée et signée. Légendes imprimées sur le rabat de la chemise. Tirage unique à 50 exemplaires numérotés et signés sur B.K.F. Rives et sur Canson Montgolfier rouge pour la dernière estampe. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        NINE STORIES

      Little, Brown & Company, Boston 1953 - A lovely, Fine copy of Salinger's second book, bright, clean and sharp. First issue of the book with the two different paper stocks used, creating different toning to text block. Dust jacket easily Very Good +, with the usual fading to the spine and light rubbing to the extremities, but not chipped or torn.Salinger's landmark collection of short stories, which includes "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "For Esme - with Love and Squalor." "A Perfect Day of Bananafish" was Salinger's first story to be published in the New Yorker, and would help establish his literary reputation. It was also the first story of his to contain a character from Salinger's famed Glass family. "For Esme - With Love and Squalor" was published in 1950 and would prove immensely popular - inundating Salinger with letters. Scholar Paul Alexander, in Salinger: A Biography refers to Esme as a "minor masterpiece". "JD Salinger's writing is original, first rate, serious and beautiful?from the outside, they are often very funny; inside, they are about heartbreak, and convey it; they can do this because they are pure." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Letter of State signed ("Elizabeth R"), as Queen, with seal, to the President of the Dominican Republic concerning her recent coronation

      "Our Court of Saint James's", 1953. Two pages, on two conjugate leaves of stationery, edges gilt, with gilt-embossed royal crest at head. Folio. Fine, in custom black cloth folding case. This letter is dated only a month after Elizabeth's highly anticipated and, for the first time, highly publicized coronation, which came more than a year after King George VI's death. It was attended by representatives from nations around the world, as well as by many less prestigious viewers as well, being the first to be televised. This letter concerns the choice of Secretary of State Don Manuel de Moya Alonza as a representative of the Dominican Republic at the coronation ceremony, under President Hector Bienvenido Trujillo Molina. Trujillo was elected unopposed the previous year to succeed his brother Raphael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, who had acted as dictator since 1930. This act of faux democracy left the elder Trujillo with the ultimate power over the country until his assassination in 1961. None of this comes through in the letter, which exhibits polite esteem for the leader on the part of the newly crowned Elizabeth Queen: "We have received the Letter which You addressed to Us on the Eleventh day of May the last, and in which You informed Us that, being desirous of manifesting in a special manner Your interest in the solemnity of Our Coronation, You have made choice of His Excellency General Don Manuel de Moya Alonza, Secretary of State without Portfolio, as Head of the Special Mission charged with the representation of the Dominican Republic at the ceremonies held on this occasion?We hasten to thank you for the sentiments of congratulation and goodwill to which You have thus given expression. We think it is due to General de Moya Alonzo and his colleagues to assure You that in the discharge of the Mission thus entrusted to them, their conduct has been such as to merit Our entire approbation and esteem and has been in full accordance with Our earnest desire for the maintenance and still further improvement of the relations of friendship and good understanding which so happily subsist between Our Realm and the Dominican Republic. And so we commend You to the protection of the Almighty."It is rare to find a Letter of State signed by Queen Elizabeth II and extremely rare to find one concerning her coronation. An exceptional letter.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Alp-hà srl]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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'.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Woodward Avenue Bookshelf]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Tom Sweeney Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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]

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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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