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        S'un Casto Amor

      Oxford: (Privately printed by the Fantasy Press). 1953. First. First edition. Stapled wrappers. Uniform age-toning, slight wear, a near fine copy. One of 30 copies printed for private distribution by an American-born, Kenyon, Harvard, and Oxford-educated poet. This copy Inscribed by the author to his mother: "Mum Devotedly David." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Somersetshire Archaeological and History Society Proceedings 1852-1982: 111 Vols

      Frederick May, 1953. First Edition. Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Missing years 1854, 1863-1869, 1875, 1876, 1873, 1872, 1871, 1889, 1887, 1885, 1882, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1902, 1929, 1961-1967. Also includes the general index to volumes 81 to 115 (1935-1971). Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Previous owner's signature in ink. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Archaeology; England; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24328. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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      Non précisé 1953 - RO40195596: Dossier de nombreuses coupures de journaux régionaux. Avec 6 plaquettes d'invitation illusttées en couleur pour le gala du casino Bellevue (1953-1954). Quelques photos en noir et blanc. Le 15 août à Biarritz. Le Gala du Bellevue au profit de l'enfance. Lettre dactylographiée à Pierre Daguerre, Admin. du Casino Bellevue, par la Doctora Elena Catena de Vindel. Numéros de 'Biarritz Soir' et de la 'Gazette de Biarritz'. In-4 En feuillets. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Pliures Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Phoenix Too Frequent (EB White's Heavily Annotated, Personal Copy)

      London: Oxford University Press, 1953. EB White's heavily annotated copy of Christopher Fry's "A Phoenix Too Frequent". White's initials (in bold ink) at the top of the dustjacket's front panel and also his full name written at the top of the front pastedown. The book is heavily underlined, with margin notes thruout (in ink and pencil) in EB White's hand. And more notes spill onto the verso of the rear free endpaper. Based on the extent of the marginalia, it's clear this copy was read carefully and loved by the author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. 1953 sixth impression. VG in a bright, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with light loss and discrete tape along the spine. 12mo, 43 pgs. . Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good.

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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 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Horn of the Hunter: The Story of an African Safari

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1953 - lightly edge worn, unclipped jacket with worn and creased spine extremities; two shallow, closed tears at the fold of the front spine on jacket; illustrated end papers, lightly aged at the gutters, else the textblock is immaculate and extremely tight; binding very clean, very lightly edge rubbed; 32pp. of b&w photographs; 315p.; please enquire for further details. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Crystal Structure of Molybdenite" (1923), "The Structure of Sodalite and Helvite" (1930), The Structure of Some Sodium and Calcium Aluminosilicates (1930), "The Structure of the Chlorites" (1930), "The Structure of the Micas and Related Minerals" (1930), "The Crystal Structure of Zunyite" (1933), "On the Stability of the S8 Molecule and the Structure of Fibrous Sulfur" (1949), and "The Stochastic Method and the Structure of Proteins" (1953)

      - FIRST EDITION OF EIGHT RARE OFFPRINTS by Linus Pauling detailing his prominent contributions to the general understanding of the nature of the chemical bond, here bringing quantum mechanics to the solution of the nature of the chemical bonds that determine inorganic crystal structure. Collectively, these papers represent Pauling's first works after his 1928 finding detailing a set of rules for working out probable crystalline structures from the X-ray diffraction patterns. In that paper and in these, "Pauling was the first to enunciate an understanding of a physical interpretation of the bonds between - and the nature of - molecules and crystals from a chemical perspective" (Bragg, History of Science Website). "The new field of x-Ray crystallography emerged after World War 1, where x-Rays reflected through crystals resulted in photographs. Pauling used x-Ray diffraction photography in the 1930s to analyze the crystal structure of inorganic molecules and to revolutionize the understanding of chemical bonds" (Swedin, Science in the Contemporary World, 49). Early in his career, Pauling set out to create 'A framework for understanding the electronic and geometric structure of molecules and crystals' (Pauling). Pauling learned that "when X-rays are directed at a crystal, some are knocked off course by striking atoms, while others pass straight through as if there are no atoms in their path. The result is a diffraction pattern - a pattern of dark and light lines that reveal the positions of the atoms in the crystal (Bragg). By using the technique of X-ray diffraction, [Pauling] "determined the three-dimensional arrangement of atoms [of many crystalline structures]? Analyzing chemical structure became the central theme of his scientific work? To complement the experimental tool that X-ray analysis provided for exploring molecular structure, Pauling turned to quantum mechanics as a theoretical tool? and his application of quantum theory to structural chemistry helped to establish the subject ( Britannica). CONDITION & DETAILS: "The Crystal Structure of Molybdenite" (1923) in The Journal of the American Chemical Society; "The Structure of Sodalite and Helvite" (1930) in Zeitschrift fur Kristallographic (ZfK); "The Structure of the Micas and Related Minerals" (1930) in PNAS; "The Structure of Some Sodium and Calcium Aluminosilicates" (1930) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS); "The Structure of the Chlorites" (1930) in PNAS; "The Crystal Structure of Zunyite" (1933) in ZfK; "On the Stability of the S8 Molecule and the Structure of Fibrous Sulfur" (1949) in PNAS, and "The Stochastic Method and the Structure of Proteins" (1953) in XIIIth International Congress of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Each of the offprints is in fine condition; name of prior owner stamped on each cover in very light and small print. Included also is a 1954 photo of Pauling.

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        Liberté, j'écris ton nom.

      Pierre Seghers 1953 - - Pierre Seghers, Paris S.d. (1953), 29x112cm, une feuille dépliante. - Second tirage, après la très rare édition originale parue la même année, de ce poème-objet composé sous forme de dépliant illustré en couleurs par Fernand Léger sur le poème Liberté de son ami Paul Éluard. Exemplaire imprimé en sérigraphie sur papier fort beige. Infimes piqûres en tête sans gravité, sinon très bel exemplaire d'une grande rareté. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Night of the Hunter

      New York: Harper & Brothers. (1953). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with the slightest of rubbing. Inscribed by the author soon after publication: "Kindest personal regards to my good friend Bob Carlitz, Davis Grubb. March 18, 1954". Basis for the memorable film directed by Charles Laughton and featuring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, and magnificent camera work by Stanley Cortez. The script is credited to James Agee, who died a few months after the film was released, but reportedly Laughton, dissatisfied with Agee's work, rewrote it himself from scratch. Though now considered a classic, upon release the unusual and unique film was a critical and financial failure, and Laughton never directed again. A superb copy. Signed copies of the trade edition are much less common than the publisher signed presentation issue. .

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        Bulletin de la Société des Antiquaires de l'Ouest et des Musées de Poitiers. 1953 à 1993 (41 années complètes). Du Tome II au Tome XVIII de la 4ème Série et du Tome I au Tome VII de la 5ème série.

      Société des Antiquaires de l'Ouest , Au Siège de la Société 1953 - 41 années complètes (publication trimestrielle), en vol. in-8 br., Au Siège de la Société, Poitiers, 1953-1993 Bel ensemble. Prix du lot. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London: CHAPMAN & HALL, 1953. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. TITLE: DIAMONDS FOR MOSCOW By DAVID E. WALKER 1953 AUTHOR: DAVID E. WALKER PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: CHAPMAN & HALL, LONDON 1953 EDITION: First Edition assumed with none stated CATEGORY: First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Blue BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition assumed with none stated. CHAPMAN & HALL, LONDON 1953. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK PUBLISHED BY CHAPMAN FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS LISTING!!! CONDITION: The jacket has some chipping along most of the edges. There is a private stamp with a person's name on the front endpaper. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 282 pages COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 10 business days after item is received. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 004732.

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        Sartre: Romantic Rationalist (First UK Edition, signed)

      Bowes and Bowes, Cambridge 1953 - First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Attractive bookplate to the front pastedown jacket is lightly worn at the spine ends and corners, with a lightly toned spine panel, some rubbing along the hinge folds, with a single cellotape repair to the verso. Overall, an attractive copy of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Turandot and Other Poems

      Tibor De Nagy Gallery 1953 - The first printing of the poet's scarce first book; published by Editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. One of 300 copies, published in stiff decorated wrappers with paper label to front panel. A very good copy with some jagged paper loss to the front wrapper and light chipping to the other yapped edges. Light stain to upper portion of rear panel. Narrow strip of stain to first few pages at the inner edge. Four drawings by Jane Freilicher. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        JAWAHARLAL NEHRU. An Autobiography. With Musings on Recent Events in India. New Edition Containing an Additional Chapter "Five Years Later."

      Bodley Head, London 1953 - SIGNED AND DATED BY JAWAHARLAL NEHRU ON FFEP without personalization. A Near Fine hardback New Edition, Fifth Printing with toning page edges. Inscription of Desmond Donnelly ffep in a Very Good+ Dust Jacket with edge wear, Dust Jacket spine sunned. 8vo. xiii, 623 pp. Desmond Donnelly (1920-1974) Was a British member of Parliament, author and journalist. He was born in Sibsagar Assam, India, son of a tea planter. He returned to England in 1928 for schooling and served in the RAF during WW II. Subsequently, he entered politics, defeating Gwilym Lloyd George for a seat in the House of Commons.An interesting Association Copy linking Prime Minister Nehru to a British politician born in India. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Naked Hollywood

      Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York 1953 - EDITION ORIGINALE. Textes de Mel Harris et photographies de Wegee. Bien complet de la jaquette illustrée avec un petit manque en haut du dos. Bel exemplaire contenant insérée une PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE en tirage ancien (25,4 x 20,7 cm) de l'une des images du livre ( .Norma, too). Bel ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [New York]: Gnome Press, Inc.,. [1953]. Octavo,. boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with tiny closed tear to upper front. panel and touch of rubbing to spine ends. (#127853). First edition. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-245. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374-77.

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        Fløjte Huggas Billedbog.

      Hvedekorns bogserie, 1953. Upagineret sider. Originalt papomslag med original sejlgarnsbinding i ryggen Særdeles velholdt eksemplar. Tegnet, skrevet og komponeret af Heerup. Gennemillustreret med farvelithografier. Stort format. Trykt i 600 eksemplarer.. Dansk

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      London:: Nature,, 1953. First Edition. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing Volume 171 of Nature, January -June 1953 bound in quarter cloth and marbled paper boards with gilt lettering spine, silk ribbon bookmark. Mild cover edge wear, soil edges, fading to gilt lettering spine. Owner ink stamp title page. Not ex library. 4to. lxiv (Index), 1168 pp.

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        Libro de Cetrería de Caza de Azor (1565)

      Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles, Madrid 1953 - 4º, XV p., 265, 3 hoj. Ejemplar nº 303 de una edición numerada y nominada. Intonso. Papel de hilo con todas sus barbas. Media piel, nervios, hilos y florones dorados, en lomo y planos. Corte superior dorado. Magnífico ejemplar. Magnífica edición, impresa con grandes márgenes y en un papel de hilo fabricado especialmente para la sociedad de bibliófilos de esta reedición de un libro publicado en Salamanca en 1565, sobre cría, educación y curación de halcones y aves de rapiña. Con un prólogo de Dámaso Gutiérrez-Arrese. Volumen 28 de la 2ª época de la Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles. Cetrería. Bibliofilia. Caza. Falconry. Bibliophilism. Hunting.

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      Madrid 1953 - 4º XV., 266 p. 3 h. Facsimil de la portada de la edición original. Media pasta valenciana de época, conservando sus cubiertas originales. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kinwun Mingyi's London Diary

      54 - Rangoon - Supdt., Govt. Printing and Stationary, Burma 1953 - Two uncommon 1953/1954 editions of Kinwun Mingyi's London Diary. Bound in quarter cloth. This text is written in Burmese,with a dual language English/Burmese title page. Kinwon Min Gyi, 1831 1918, was a minister under King Mindon's and King Thibaw's reigns. He attempted to westernise the Burmese kingdom's existing bureaucracy into a more democratic system. Because of such attempts to do so, Kinwon Min Gyi was accused by many to have allowed Britain to win the Third Anglo-Burmese War. Kinwon Min Gyi was born U Kaung. King Mindon, upon Crown Prince Ka Naung's assassination, named U Kaung a diplomat, and was renamed Kinwon Min Gyi U Kaung. In 1881, he led the first Burmese diplomatic group to Europe. After King Mindon's death, Kinwon Min Gyi lost much power. He ordered the Burmese troops during the Third Anglo-Burmese War to not attack invading British. Under British colonial rule, Kinwon Min Gyi served as a civil servant in administration, writing many famous books and poems in Burmese literature. Condition: The bindings are generallytight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including rubbing and slight bumping. Internally the pages are generally bright with occasional handling marks. There are copius annotations in pencil. Eight leaves near the centre of volume 1 have the bottom marginal section missing. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Delia or A Masque of Night

      Rome: Botteghe Oscure. 1953. First. First edition. Wrappers. A trifle age-toned, still easily fine. Very scarce. .

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        Nude on the Ship's Prow.

      ca. 1953. - Watercolor painting on board. 20 x 26 inches. Signed and annotated 24-GS verso. Hughes, Artists in California, p. 245. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. (&quote;Cecil&quote;).

      Broadchalke, Reddish House, [4. Dezember 1953].. 2 SS. 8vo.. An einen Freund mit Dank für ein Geschenk: &quote;[ ] Growing old is so horrible in any case there should be more & more paliatives - & present giving should be more & more encouraged. Thank you for letting me have such a nice silver surprise [...]&quote;. - Beaton gilt als der bedeutendste britische Photograph des 20. Jahrhunderts. 1937 wurde er Hofphotograph der Königsfamilie. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Adresse; mit wohl a. d. Hand des Empfängers stammendem Vermerk samt Datierung in Bleistift am oberen Rand der Recto-Seite.

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        La venerie royale au xviiie' siecle.

      - Crépin-Leblond et Cie, Editeurs, No date (1953). 8:o. No 183 of 980 numbered copies Édition des papeteries de condat. Total edition 1000 copies. Illustrated. 122,(1)pp. + plates. Brown half morocco. Top edge gilt, else uncut. Spine decorated in blind and gold. Wrappers and spine preserved. In slip-case. (Bound by Wolfgang Bremer). From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz with his book-plate and a few pencil annotations in margin. 23 x 19 cm.[#\107236] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Banquet Song

      Barcelona: (Frederic Prokosch). 1953. First. First edition. Batik self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 44 copies, this copy unnumbered, and not noting which of the five issues this is. Inscribed by the author on the front fly with a Christmas greeting. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. OCLC locates four copies. .

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

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, rev. 1956. 1953 - 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.

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        The Oliviers

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953. SIGNED on the frontis photograph in blue pen by Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of wear, internally repaired tear and area of loss to the head of the spine and top edge of rear cover. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. 313 pages. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs. The first authorized biography of the Oliviers, drawing on their own recollections, those of their friends, as well as their private diaries and correspondence. . Signed by Subject. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo.

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        Scrambled Eggs Super

      Random House 1953 - A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, inscribed by Seuss on the lower corner of the verso of the front free endpaper. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Banquet Song

      Barcelona: (Frederic Prokosch). 1953. First. First edition. Batik self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 44 copies, this copy unnumbered, and not noting which of the five issues this is. Inscribed by the author on the front fly with a Christmas greeting. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. OCLC locates four copies. .

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        An Illustration of Japanese Coloured Porcelain. Kaliemon - Imari - Kutani - Nabeshima. 2 Volumes, Complete.,

      Kyoto-shoni Co. Ltd., Kyoto 1953 - Originalausgabe. Textheft Japanisch, Bildlegende Englisch. Zwei Bände, vollständig, kollationiert (Erstauflage) - die 2. Auflage wurde in 4 Bänden mit jeweils 50 Tafeln ediert. Sehr solide, goldgeprägte, farbig illustrierte Klapp-Kassetten mit jeweils 2 intakten Elfenbein-Schließen, geringe äußerliche Alters-/Abriebspuren, keinerlei Verletzung, auf schwerem, hochwertigem Papier gedruckt. Band I: Mit japanischem Textheft,100 farbige Tafeln, teilweise doppelseitige Fotos in exzellenter Qualität. Band 2: Mit ebenfalls 100 Tafeln und Bildlegende. Insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. A complete and monumental set. Very first edition of this essential monograph on Japanese porcelain, beautifully cloth bound with intact ivory clasps, containing altogether 200 high-quality coloured photo plates and a separate English index. Altogether excellent condition. Un ouvrage en deux volumes, ceux-ci complets, reliés pleine-toile, batonnets de fermeture en ivoire, intacts. Voici la première édition de cette monographie essentielle quant à la porcelaine japonaise, avec 200 planches photographiques (en couleur) imprimées sur du papier d`excellente qualité ainsi qu`un cahier (index) en anglais. Dans l'ensemble deux tomes en très bon etat general. 7,8 Kg. 29.5 x 37.5 Cm. Gewicht in Gramm: 7800 Erstausgabe Klappkassetten Sehr Ordentlich, Solide [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gasoline Gypsy or A Dog Is a Girl's Best Friend

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company. (1953). First. First edition. A small bookstore label and contemporary ink date, both on the front fly, a faint spot on the top edge, near fine in an attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with some considerable foxing. Memoir of an English-born woman who served in the British armed services during the war and then spent a year and a half traveling 14,000 miles around North America by motorcycle with her dog, a large Airedale, stopping occasionally to recoup her finances with casual labor, including apple-picking and factory work. While this memoir is essentially lighthearted in tone (and presumably would have to be in order to attract a mainstream publisher), Thomas's wanderlust is related to the on-the-road mentality that motivated the Beat generation, and similarly to the experiences of returned U.S. servicemen whose disaffection and dislocation in society eventually evolved into the development of the outlaw biker culture. Exceptionally uncommon, especially in this condition. .

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      New York: John Day Company. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1953. First American Edition. Hardcover. DJ yellowed and with very light foxing. Endpapers yellowed. A very handsome and tight copy; Extremely rare. Numerous illustrations from b&w photographs; 8vo; 280 pages .

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        Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines

      Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., London 1953 - [very light soiling to bottom edges of covers, slight bumping to bottom corners; jacket spine a bit browned, light wear at corners]. (B&W photographs, diagrams) Very attractive copy of this important early "state of the technology" symposium about computers, in which "the contributions of twenty-four well-known experts have been brought together to give a clear account of modern digital computing machines, their history, theory and design, and their application to industry, commerce and scientific research." The editor, later Baron Bowden, as a noted English scientist, and quite prescient about the future impact of computer technology. (It's worth nothing that there is only one American listed among the contributing experts, Mr. R. Stuart-Williams of RCA Laboratories in Princeton, N.J. My favorite name among the contributors: Miss Cicely M. Popplewell, Royal Society Computing Laboratory, Manchester University.) Chapter 25, written by Dr. A.M. Turing (often referred to as "the father of computer science and artificial intelligence) is entitled "Digital Computers Applied to Games," in which it's discussed "how a digital computer can be made to play chess -- it does so rather badly, and how it plays draughts [checkers] -- it does so quite well." Also described in the chapter is Nimrod, "a special simple machine which was built to entertain the public during the [1951] Festival of Britain," and notable in computing history as having been the first digital computer designed exclusively to play a game (in this case Nim, a mathemetical game of strategy). Stamped on both endpapers: Technical Library; Property of Leach Corporation, 5915 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles 3, California. NOISBN [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dorfansicht mit Strasse u. Brücke. Mischtechnik u. Collage über Zeitungspapier.

      0 - Bildgrösse 62x43 cm. 1 Blatt, unten links signiert. Gerahmt unter Glas 70x50 cm. Messmer, Willi geboren in Ebnat-Kappel. Autodikdakt. Arbeit in Druckgrafik, Monotypie, Skulptur und Zeichnung, Aquarell u. Oel. Ausstellungen im Kunsthaus Zürich 1953, Strauhoff Zürich 1956. Kunstmuseum St.Gallen 1961 etc. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1953 - Published in New York by Doubleday & Company, Inc. in 1953. "FIRST EDITION" is stated on bottom half of copyright page. SIGNED by the author on the half title page. Book near fine except for very minor wear at ends of spine, discoloration on front and back paste-downs and front and back free endpapers, previous owner's Peanuts cartoon laid-in between pages 92 and 93 which has discolored those pages. DJ very good, spine sun-faded, mild water damage along bottom edge, vertical crease down spine, small hole in rare flap hinge, minor wear at ends of spine, horizontal crease along bottom of rear, .5" tear on bottom of front, flap corners clipped, and entire reverse of DJ discolored. DJ flap price reads ¿$3.00." Comes in specially made custom cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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