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        The Marilyn Monroe Story

      New York; Rudolph Field. 1953, 1953. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's bright yellow paper coloured boards with some exciting offsetting from the dustwrapper. Titled in red to front board. A fine copy were it not for the discolouration. Sharp and tight. In a very good indeed priceclipped dustwrapper with minor edgewear and slight sunning to spine panel. Scarce in hardback this is the first official book on Miss Monroe, and contains a number of "Personality Photos" many of which prove that she had considerable quantities of personality. Quite a charming object, scarce in this format.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Military Tribunals Under Control Council Law No. 10 Volume VII & VIII I.G.Farben Case. October 1946-April 1949.

      U.S. Government Printing Office., Washington. 1953 - xiii, 1601 +, vii, 1454 pp. 2 volumes.The I.G. Farben Case. Clean and tight. May incur additional postage due to weight. 4.8kg Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parveen Papers]
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        Attack from Atlantis

      Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1953. Near Fine, slight discoloration to light blue cloth in spine gutters and along top edge, in a Near Fine dust jacket, small chips at the spine tips, and front flap clipped top corner with pencilled price of 2.50. Jacket illustration by Kenneth Fagg. Part of the classic Winston Science Fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. This title SCARCE in such lovely collector's condition.. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Kenneth Fagg.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter (KONVOLUT aus 44 Bänden) - hier angeboten: Jg. 18 (1953); Jg. 20 (1955) bis Jg. 33 (1969); Jg. 48 (1984) - Jg.75 (2011) - KOMPLETTE Jahrgänge in durchgehender Folge; sowie Register zu den Bänden 1 -20!

      Röhrscheid/ Bouvier Verlag; 1953 - 2011.. je Jahrgang ca. 400 Seiten; Broschiert/ Gebundene Ausgabe;. Die Rheinischen Vierteljahrsblätter, kurz RhVjbll, sind eine Zeitschrift zur Landeskunde des Rheinlands. Der erste Jahrgang erschien 1931, herausgegeben für das Institut für geschichtliche Landeskunde der Rheinlande von Adolf Bach, Josef Müller und Franz Steinbach beim Ludwig Röhrscheid Verlag. Sie werden heute herausgegeben von der Abteilung für Rheinische Landesgeschichte des Instituts für Geschichtswissenschaft der Universität Bonn an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Die hier angebotenen Jahrgänge befinden sich in einem ordentlich erhaltenen Zustand; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 44 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; für weitere Bilder oder Informationen können Sie uns gerne kontaktieren!!

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        Scrapbook of original bookplates and bookbinders' marks

      N.P., 1953, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionThe bookplates are all in a very good to fine condition, and mounted in a scrapbook with floral decorative boards. "The cover design of this book is taken from a detail of the 18th century French wallpaper at Clandon Park" --label inside front cover. Some minor dulling and rubbing around the cover edges. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; A unique collection of original bookplates and bookinders' marks. Includes personal and library bookplates. In excess of 100 items are mounted on 15 leaves, with many more loosely inserted, or in plastic pockets. These are presumably for later insertion into the scrapbook, which also contains blank leaves. Subjects: Bookplates -- Armorial bookplates -- Binder's marks and stamps -- Books and book collection -- Book history. 32 x 25cm. The majority of bookplates appear to date from ca. mid-late 19th century to 1953.

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        The Confidential Clerk

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, [1953] - 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 First edition. 8vo. 136 pp. Cloth. A Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. In red cloth slipcase and chemise. Gallup A64 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Condecoraciones españolas. Órdenes, cruces y medallas civiles, militares y nobiliarias

      - Militaria Asuntos militares. Arte de la guerra. (355) Gráficas Osca. Madrid. 1953 33x23 cm. 608páginas. Encuadernación en tapa dura. Plena piel de editorial estampada con cofre. Prólogo de Luis Carrero Blanco. Abundantes láminas en color. Guarda anterior algo abierta por dentro. BF1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Condecoraciones Españolas. Órdenes, cruces y medallas civiles, militares y nobiliarias. Prólogo de Luis Carrero Blanco

      Editorial Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid 1953 - 24x34 605 pp. Condecoraciones,Militaria Libro

      [Bookseller: Librería Salambó]
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        CAMINO REAL.

      New Directions (1953)., (New York): - First edition. Revised from the one-act play performed on Broadway, "Ten Blocks on the Camino Real." SIGNED by Williams on the first blank. A near fine copy with two faint spots under flap, in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends, light foxing on verso and flattened horizontal crease (presumably from folding). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953.

      Paris, Gallimard, (coll. "Blanche"), 1953. - In-8°, 186p. Edition originale numérotée 1/260 exemplaires sur alfa mousse (troisième papier après 25 vélin de Hollande et 130 véluin pur fil Lafuma Navarre). En excellente condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Jungle Lore,

      Oxford University Press, 1953 - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THIS FEARFUL PARADISE

      NY: Random House, 1953. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 7 ½ x 5. Title: THIS FEARFUL PARADISE/MAYSIE GREIG/FIRST PRNT/SUPER RARE Author: Maysie Greig Publisher/Copyright: Random House, NY 1952,1953 Edition: Stated First Printing Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing) The jacket is in really good condition and has no chips or tears, there is a price in a blue marker on the front endpaper that has slightly faded onto the next page, there are no other marks or writings in the book, book is very tight and sturdy. A good copy. Size: 7 ½ x 5 (approximately)Pages: 240 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback with dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: Stated First Printing. Good/Good+ condition. A nice copy. Random House, NY 1952,1953. Bermuda's coral reefs, beautiful and menacing, hold the keys to romance - and a thrilling mystery. Author of Date With Danger. There are no other copies of "This Fearful Paradise" to be found on the Internet for sale. This is a super rare copy that is priced right! No Reserve! N75 725.

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        Galatea

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953 First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Cain on the front free endpaper: "For Jim Bready, / In affection of / five articles, gay / chats, thinking things / James M Cain / Hyattsville, Md. / November 21, 1953". Publisher's lavender cloth, decorated and lettered in mauve, pale yellow top stain; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, Jr., with an illustration of a water tower in front of a magenta and black swirl to the front panel, lettered in chartreuse and white, black and white photograph of Cain by Slinkman Photographers to the rear panel. Book fine; dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities, small nicks to the spine ends, two small holes and faint rubbing to the spine, small paint spot to front panel, else fine. Overall, a near fine and tight copy, with a typed letter to Bready signed by Cain laid in. This copy was inscribed by Cain to Baltimore Sun editor James H. Bready, whom Cain likely met while working as a contributor to the Baltimore Sun 1917-1921. Both prominent literary figures and residents of Maryland, Bready and Cain's friendship spanned several decades, as evidenced from the warm 1953 inscription in Galatea and the accompanying 1967 letter. Set in southern Maryland, ", a tongue of land… geographically the South's northernmost outpost, spiritually of its deepest heart," Galatea is the story of Holly Valenty, the wife of farm owner Val Valenty, who is attempting to kill her. Holly gets nursed back to health by the ex-fighter Duke Webster. Holly and Duke plan to runaway together, but their plan is thwarted when Val dies and the would-be lovers are charged for his murder. Although it is more literary than his popular 1934 crime novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, Galatea retains thrilling action sequences that places it among the best of the early 20th century hard-broiled crime stories.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        [Photo Album]: 180 Korean War Photographs

      1953. Oblong octavo. (48)pp. String bound with stiff paper boards with seven additional leaves of larger and smaller sizes laid in. Good, with moderate wear to the boards, page ends with some tears and chips, and all leaves loose, photos are very good with some general wear and a dozen with scattered splash marks. A collection of more than 180 photos from a soldier serving with the 11th Marine, 1st Division, "K" Battery in the final months of the Korean War. Approximately 20 of the photos show the soldier at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, in California, and with his family. The vast majority of the photos depict travel to and from Korea and service in country. Those images include shots of the countryside, some showing ancient statues; various military vehicles including helicopters, jeeps, boats, and a convoy of trucks; soldiers patrolling with their weapons and in foxholes; views around camp showing various buildings, roads, mortars and soldiers in formation; and candid pictures of troops resting, reading, cutting their hair, playing ping pong, and doing laundry. A sizable collection of photos showing military life in the waning days of the Korean War. .

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        THE KRAKEN WAKES

      Michael Joseph [1953], London - Octavo, boards. The author's fourth science fiction novel, the second using the John Wyndham pseudonym. Invasion of earth by beings from another planet who need to exist under conditions of enormous pressure found deep under the sea. Published later the same year in the U.S. as Out Of The Deeps with textual differences. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-412. Near fine, some offsetting to free end papers in a near fine dust jacket, slight shelf wear to spine ends and corners, tiny closed tear to lower front panel, some dust soiling to rear panel. (9875) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Dichtungen in Prosa. Hrsg. von Carl Seelig.

      Genf, Darmstadt; Genf, Ffm.: Holle, Kossodo, 1953-1961.. 5 Bde. mit Kopffarbschnitt, Or.Lwd. (Bd.4 mit SU), 8°. Wilpert/Gühring2, 23. Die Original-Leineneinbände mit farbigen Deckel- und Rückenillustrationen vom Friedhold Morf. Die ersten drei Bände erschienen bei Kossodo, Genf, Band 4 und 5 bei Holle in Darmstadt. Die Einbände sind an den oberen Kanten, Band 4 im Gelenk, etwas stockfleckig, davon abgesehen sind die Bücher in sehr gutem Zustand..

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        Symbols for Fundamental Particles" WITH Gamow, George. "Possible Relation Between Deoxyribonucleic," WITH Huxley, H. "Structural changes in muscle during contraction: interference microscopy of living muscle fibres" WITH "Changes in the cross-striations of muscle during contraction and stretch and their structural interpretation" in Nature 173, 1954, p. 123; p. 318; pp. 971-973; pp.973-976

      FIRST EDITION of the nomenclature designed to provide symbols for the startling new developments in the field of fundamental particles. This nomenclature is largely still in use today. The 1953 International Cosmic Ray Conference was focused exclusively on newly discovered 'strange particles,' or subatomic particles that carry a quantum number called 'strangeness' proposed by American particle physicist Murray Gell-Mann. "A bewildering 'zoo' of elementary particles had been reported with various masses, decay schemes, nomenclature and reliability of identification" (Wikipedia). The ICR conference was organized to deal with this problem. "This conference can be placed in importance in the same category as two other famous conferences, the Solvay Congress of 1927 and the Shelter Island Conference of 1948" (ibid). "By common consent [the International Cosmic Ray Conference] was one of the most remarkable conferences of the century" (Wróblewski, Hypernuclei (and Strange Particles), Acta Physica, 35, 2004, pp. 5-6). The title page of the historical material generated by the conference famously notes: 'The particles described in this conference are not entirely fictitious and every analogy with the particles really existing in nature is not purely coincidental.'" One of the most extraordinary aspects of the conference was that it "led to substantial consensus concerning new particles" (ibid, p. 6). 185 participants from 22 countries were able to agree on nomenclature for the newly discovered particles - this in response to a difficult problem that arose from the speed with which new discoveries were happening, namely, that because there was no agreed upon nomenclature, physicists were using entirely different symbols to depict the same particles. The conference was able to agree upon, prepare, and publish a new categorization and naming scheme -- and that scheme became the new nomenclature; their work was substantive enough that it remains the foundation of the current system. ALSO IN THIS VOLUME: First edition of the nomenclature designed to provide symbols for the startling new developments in the field of fundamental particles. This nomenclature is largely still in use today. ALSO includes the first edition of Huxley and Hanson's ground-breaking 'sliding filament' theory of how muscles function; their theory is "the foundation of modern understanding of muscle mechanics" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillian & Sons. Volume 173, complete volume. 4to (10.25.x 7.5 inches; 256 x 186mm). Ex-libris bearing only discrete stamps on the flyleaf, pastedown and title page; no spine markings whatsoever. Bound in blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound; light rubbing at the edges. Very clean inside and out. Very good condition.

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        QUADERNI DELL'ISTITUTO DI STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA Facoltà di Architettura Universita' di Roma. Redazione: Prof. Vincenzo Fasolo, Arch. Leonardo Benevolo, Arch. Furio Fasolo, Arch. Giuseppe Zander.

      Roma,, 1953-1968.. In-4, 5 voll., mz. tela. Raccolta di studi storici dell?'architettura, ca. 20/16 pagg. cad. fascicolo, con numerose illustrazioni in b.n.nel testo (foto e disegni), pubblicati con cadenza irregolare. Disponibile una collezione cosi' composta: primi 24 numeri, dal luglio 1953 (n. 1) al giugno 1957 + altri 42 numeri consecutivi, dal 49/50 (Anno 1962) all'85/90 (Anno 1968). In questi volumi sono stati inseriti anche: "Quaderni dell'Istituto di Urbanistica": n. 1 (1957), pp. 60 - n. 2 (1960) "I comuni fra la bassa Valle dell'Aniene ed il Tevere", pp. 116. "Quaderni dell'Istituto di Ricerca Urbanologica e Tecnica della Pianificazione": n. 3 (1966) "Il territorio della media Valle del Tevere, pp. 206 - "Il comprensorio tra la Via Flaminia e il mare", pp. 218. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Oeuvres de Molière. Illustrations de Dubout. : Les femmes savantes. / Le Misanthrope / Les fourberies de Scapin, Le médecin malgré lui / Le bourgeois gentilhomme / L'avare / Tartuffe / Le malade imaginaire / L'école des femmes, Les précieuses ridicules.

      - Paris, Imprimerie nationale, André Sauret, 1953-1954-1955. 8 volumes in-8, couvertures rempliées, chemises et étuis. Série complète des 8 volumes. Premier tirage des illustrations de Dubout. Un des 5000 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches (après 500 grand vergé). Défauts infimes aux étuis, sinon exemplaire de première fraîcheur. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        The Spirit of Romance [Signed]

      New York: New Directions, 1953. First Revised Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. A Near Fine copy of the first revised edition (gentle inward curve to the lower rear board, spotting to the page block's closed edges), in a Near Fine dust jacket (quite light edge wear, a bit of surface rubbing, and tiny spots to the lower spine panel), SIGNED BY EZRA POUND on the half-title, below which signature POUND HIS ADDED A DRAWING. First issued in 1910 in both the UK and America, the book was revised and reissued in 1953. As explained by Gallup, revisions were made to the work in 1929, and again in 1932, first for the series of "Prolegomena", of which only the first two volumes were published ... and then in preparation for the abortive edition of Ezra Pound's collected prose. Also, in the 1953 revised edition the prefatory matter and the first five chapters are reprinted with a few deliberate changes from the 1932 version. For the 1953 revised edition, 2,391 sets of sheets were printed by Peter Owen (who published the 1953 UK revised edition) for New Directions. Of those sheets, 500 sets were bound and jacketed in 1952 (for publication in January, 1953) and 1,890 sets were cut down and issued in paper wrappers in 1968 [Gallup A5e], leaving, by these numbers, one mystery set of sheets. For both the UK and the American revised editions, Gallup calls for a "tan dust jacket printed in blue". However, on this dust jacket, the rear panel, spine panel, and flaps are tan, printed in blue, but front panel is blue, printed in tan. As only 500 copies of this American edition were issued in hardcover, the book is understandably uncommon to the market, with signed copies being as scarce as hen's teeth. A Near Fine copy, SIGNED BY EZRA POUND WITH AN ADDED DRAWING. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        Alas, Babylon

      J.B. Lippincott Company, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. In original dust jacket with price of $3.50 intact. In About Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Previous owner name on front free end paper. Faint foxing to end papers. Light lean to spine, light wear to head of spine. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with a few short tears and creases; Light loss at top of spine, extending to corner of front panel. Price sticker ghost to bottom of rear panel. Light rubbing. A lovely copy.

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        [Photo Album]: 180 Korean War Photographs

      1953. Oblong octavo. (48)pp. String bound with stiff paper boards with seven additional leaves of larger and smaller sizes laid in. Good, with moderate wear to the boards, page ends with some tears and chips, and all leaves loose, photos are very good with some general wear and a dozen with scattered splash marks. A collection of more than 180 photos from a soldier serving with the 11th Marine, 1st Division, "K" Battery in the final months of the Korean War. Approximately 20 of the photos show the soldier at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, in California, and with his family. The vast majority of the photos depict travel to and from Korea and service in country. Those images include shots of the countryside, some showing ancient statues; various military vehicles including helicopters, jeeps, boats, and a convoy of trucks; soldiers patrolling with their weapons and in foxholes; views around camp showing various buildings, roads, mortars and soldiers in formation; and candid pictures of troops resting, reading, cutting their hair, playing ping pong, and doing laundry. A sizable collection of photos showing military life in the waning days of the Korean War. .

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        Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Plans of Interior. 2nd June 1953

      Royal Opera House, London 1953 - Landscape folio. Burgundy cloth over boards, titled to the front cover in gilt. Plans for all levels of the building. These new drawings executed by J. Panting of the Royal Opera House and stated in a note to the title page to be: "Partly based on existing plans of auditorium by L.C.C. dated June 1934 and of the annexe by Messers Hood & Huggins, Surveyors, dated Sept 1933." Preliminary blank and nine leaves, printed on the recto only. Preliminary blank, title page showing front elevation. Eight plans, all at a scale of 1" to 16 feet. The sheets being titled thus: [1] Basement or Cellar Level; [2] Stalls Level; [3] Stalls Circle or Stage Level; [4] Grand Tier Level; [5] Balcony Level; [6] Amphitheatre Level; [7] Gallery Slips Level; [8] Upper Gallery or Dome Level. Aside from the ink signature to the upper right of the title page. No annotations or other faults. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RODD'S CHEMISTRY OF CARBON COMPOUNDS A Modern Comprehensive Treatise [ Ten Volume Set ]

      Elsevier Publishing Company, 1953, Hardcover, First Edition; First PrintingVery Good in a Good dust jacket. Ten Volume Set. Tears to jackets. For several volumes, some minor wear to jacket at spine, Volume IVa has a 1 inch open tear to jacket at spine. Some discoloration to jacket at spine for most volumes. A beautiful set and an scarce, excellent resource! Very rare in the dust jacket. Shipping overseas will be costly and extra. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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        Crystallinity in sperm heads. Offprint

      1953. Wilkins, Maurice (1916- ) and Randall, J[ohn] T. (1905-84). Crystallinity in sperm heads: Molecular structure of nucleoprotein in vivo. Offprint from Biochimica et biophysica acta 10 (1953). 192-193pp. Illustrated with an x-ray photograph. 242 x 167 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Fine apart from slight creasing. First Separate Edition. Wilkins, a member of John Randall's biophysics research program at King's College, London, began performing x-ray diffraction studies of DNA in the early 1950s after accidentally discovering how to spin the very thin uniform fibers of DNA required for this type of analysis. In 1950 he and Raymond Gosling became the first to obtain diffraction photographs of DNA in crystalline form, but due to various difficulties did not continue with this line of research until 1952, by which time Watson and Crick had entered the picture. By this time there was sufficient evidence to indicate that the structure of the DNA molecule was probably helical, but it was still unclear as to whether such a structure occurred within the cell or was simply an artifact of preparation. Working with squid sperm, "which occurs in bundles remarkable for the perfection of the parallel array of cells," Wilkins performed x-ray studies "that showed, he believed, that DNA in intact cells was helical, too" (Judson, pp. 95-96).

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        THE SPACE MERCHANTS

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. Small octavo,. boards.. Some tanning to text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with. touch of shelf wear at spine ends. A nice, bright copy. (#111941). First edition. Signed by Pohl on the front free endpaper. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 864. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 12. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2127-31.

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        The Economics of Inflation: A Study of Currency Depreciation in Post-War Germany 1914-1923: Sir Halley Stewart Publications IV

      London George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 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. Second English Impression Hard Cover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Ex-Library; Second English Impression. Fair

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        The New Naturalist

      - London- Collins 1953 - A twelve volume set of works of the New Naturalist series. Volumes are:Number 5: Wild Flowers by John Gilmour and Max Walters 4 Number 6: The highlands and Islands byF Fraser Darling and J Morton Boyd Number 12: The Sea Shore by C M Yonge Number 14: The Birds of the London Area Since 1900 by R C Homes Number 21: British Mammals by L Harrison Matthews Number 22: Climate and the British Scene by Gordon Manley Number 26: The Weald by S W Wooldridge and Frederick Goldring 11 Number 32: Trees, Woods and Man by H L Edlin Number 46: The Broads by E A Ellis Number 48: Grass and Grass Lands by Ian Moore Number 50: Pesticides and Pollution by Kenneth MellanbyNUmber 53: The Lake Districtby W H Pearsall and W Pennington With 167 coloured plates across 12 volumes. The New Naturalist Library books are a series published by Collins on a variety of natural history topics relevant to the British Isles. The first to appear was Butterflies in 1945 and the books were written in a scientific yet accessible style, intended to be readable by non-specialistsThe books of the series have had considerable influence on the study of biology and many of the authors who wrote the later works were inspired by the long running nature of the series. Being a numbered series with a very low print run for some volumes, they are highly collectible. This selection contains one of the 22 monographs printed alongside the main series, which is The birds of the London Area since 1900 which was produced by the London Natural History Society under the guidance of R C Homes. Condition: In cloth bindings in original dustwrappers five of which are clipped. Externally, in excellent condition with just some light shelfwear. Ink signature to front pastedown ofThe Broads. Dustwrappers very smart with some chipping toall exceptLakeDistrict. Some handling marks with some spotting. Large tape repair to tear of The Weald. Internally, firmly bound. Pages all brightand clean. Some straining to Wild Flowers andsomescattered spotting to Climate. Overall: NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrappers with dustwrapper to The Weald GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mysterious Courier : An Episode In The Fantastic Career Of Chevalier D'eon

      Putnam And Co. Ltd, London 1953 - Spine Lightly Bumped. Price Marking First Page, Pages And Page Ends. Free From Any Notations. 285 Pages Plus One Page Historical Note Chevalier D'eon. Dust Jacket Not Price Clipped {10S. 6D. Net}. Folds Rubbed, Corners Chipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Birds of Kent. [With a Foreword by Sir Philip Manson-Bahr]. SIGNED SET IN DUSTWRAPPERS

      Witherby, [1953]. 2 vols., roy. 4to., First Edition, First Issue, with 2 coloured frontispieces, 36 coloured plates, 76 monochrome plates on 42, a full-page map in the text, and a double-page map in red and blue with a full-page graph, some light marginal spotting to first leaves on each volume, fore-edges mildly spotted; original dark blue buckram, gilt back, blue tops, a very good, firm set in unclipped dustwrappers, the latter lightly browned and spotted at fold-ins. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE TO EACH VOLUME. One of the finest of all modern county avifaunas, the set comprises vol I: Black-Throated Diver to Puffin; vol. II: Pallas's Sand-Grouse to Snow-Finch. The frontispieces and coloured plates are from paintings by the author. 'In 1953 Dr. James Harrison published 'The Birds of Kent', a comprehensive historical work in two volumes which goes into great detail on the occurrence of sub-species as well as full species. This book is illustrated with many photographs mostly of mounted specimens and coloured paintings by the author'. (Tate). This is the first issue binding of dark blue buckram (rather than the later cloth). The dustwrappers are cream printed in red and black. Signed copies (let alone sets) are extremely scarce. Tate (1985), p.94. . Catalogs: natural history: birds.

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        Mexican Indians, Spaniards and Priests

      Ventura, Calif., ca. 1953. Pastel and gold drawing. 19.5 x 28.5 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Annotated and authenticated by Tony Sheets, the artist's son in 2003. Mural design for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ventura, California. On board. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 148.

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        ohne Titel. Geformte Pappstücke in Holzkiste. Geweisst. Ca. 35 x 27 cm. Oben signiert und datiert "53", unten nochmals signiert

      (1953).. . mit Fotonachweis der Galerie Krüll, Krefeld - differenzbesteuert, kein Ausweis der Mehrwertsteuer

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        Lady and The Tramp

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1953. The Story of Two Dogs. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, pictorial block of the lady and the tramp to front board gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, blue and white patterned endpapers, gilt edges. Black and white illustrations by Joe G. Rinaldi. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. Based upon Greene's short story Happy Dan and the Whistling Dog which was bought by Disney in the early 1940s and subsequently turned into the popular animated feature film in 1955.

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        Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar.

      Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 1953.. OBr. Mit OschU., 8°. 57 SS., 3 nn. SS. (le. we.).. Versuche: Sonderheft. Von Brecht vor dem 28.3.1956 auf dem Vorsatz 4-zeilig gewidmet: "Dr. O. Mertens (für die Sorge um E. Hauptmann) mit dank bertolt brecht". Dr. Otto Mertens war jahrelang der Arzt von Brecht, der allerdings den Gesundheitszustand Brechts als weniger dramatisch einschätzte, als er tatsächlich war. Am 28.3. wurde er wegen einer deutlichen Verschlechterung von Brechts Zustand zu ihm gerufen, sah aber offenbar immer noch keinen Grund zur Eile und ließ sich über Gebühr Zeit. Diese Vorfall führte zum Bruch mit Brecht. Parker schreibt (Stephen Parker: "Bertolt Brecht: A literary life", 2014): "When he [Mertens] had still not turned up after two hours, Brecht's daughter Barbara went to fetch him...... Merten's relationship with Brecht, his family and close friends clearly broke down. What for Brecht was an emergency,..... was for Mertens seemingly something what could wait." SchU mit kleineren Randläsuren, diese mit professionellem Restaurationsband hinterlegt. Ansonsten sehr gut erhalten. Enthält weiter:der Augsburger Kreidekreis, Neue Kinderlieder. Von Brecht signierte Bücher sind sehr selten! Rare!

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        Casino Royale

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

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        Spiralen, som nögle til grafisk fremstilling af den dynamiske filosofi og kunstopfattelse i: Spiralen. [Katalog til] Spiralens udstilling pa Charlottenborg 5.-21. december [1953].

      . Kbhvn. 1953. Kataloget er udformet som et flerfalset ark uden paginering. The spiral as a key to the graphic representation of the dynamic principle in philosophy and art. Copenhagen 1953. The catalogue is a sheet of paper, folded several times without consecutive numbers to denote page order. * PHH 127..

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        ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT BY JAMES M. FLAGG IN HAND CARVED FRAME BY DEE FLAGG

      1953 - Provenance: Rex Arrowsmith, renowned Santa Fe Native American art dealer. Oil on canvas signed in lower right corner. Hand carved frame signed top center. In excellent condition. Frame size: 45" x 34". Painting size: 23" x 19". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L Anglais décrit dans le chateau fermé.

      - Oxford & Cambridge MCMLIII (2 juin 1953). 8:o. (6 blank),145,(9 of which 8 are blank). No 277 of 350 numbered copies. Publisher`s printed wrappers. Sewn as issued. Some light edgewear. Spine slighly faded. Small spot lower edge back wrapper. 22,5 x 14,5 cm. [#\8073] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Steamship United States / Flagship of the United States Lines

      The Mariners\' Museum c. 1953, Newport News, Virginia - The SS United States holds the record for fastest westbound voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the fastest roundtrip voyage. Launched in 1952 from New York to Cornwall, the ship served for the next 17 years, and was decommissioned in 1969. To this day it sits in Philadelphia. , Image Size : 332x554 (mm), 13.07x21.81 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 442x702 (mm), 17.40x27.64 (Inches), Printed in Color, Offset Printing Very Good; faint damp staining along bottom margin, not affecting image.

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

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

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        lov?k zahrada ?irá. Ver?e. [Man: A Broad Garden. Poems.]

      ?eskoslovenský spisovatel, (Prague) 1953 - First edition of Kundera's first book. Wrappers and title page printed in red and black. In original illustrated wrappers. Woodcut illustration on cover by Bohdan Lacina. 69, (3) p. Milan Kundera (1929- ) the author of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", the most recognized, translated and discussed living Czech writer. "?lov?k zahrada ?irá", a collection of poems is Kundera's first published book. Cover illustration by Bohdan Lacina (1912-1971), the Czech avant-garde painter and graphic artist. In original illustrated wrappers. Woodcut illustration on cover by Bohdan Lacina First edition of Kundera's first book. Wrappers and title page printed in red and black [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Amorous Exploits of a Young Rakehell.

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

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