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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        'Der prophetische Franzose.' in: Missionsblätter von Sankt Ottilien, 48. Jahrgang (1953)

      St. Ottilien. EOS. 1953. 192 Seiten (kompletter Jahrgang 1953), Halbleinen mit handschrifl. Rückenschild, innen und außen sauber und sehr gut erhalten - - enthält den ersten vollständigen Abdruck der prophetischen Feldpostbriefe Rills unter dem Titel: 'Der prophetische Franzose.' (Kapitel) Allgemeines über Prophezeiungen; Die Prophezeiung eines Franzosen in zwei Briefen; Der I. Brief vom 24. August 1914; Der II. Brief vom 30. August 1914; Die Geschichte der Briefe; Einige Erläuterungen zu den Briefen; (Berichtigung) - sehr selten. [angebunden: kompletter 49. Jahrgang (1954), ebenso 192 Seiten]; 1. Aufl..

      [Bookseller: Archiv Fuenfgiebelhaus]
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        Johnny Guitar

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953. First edition. Near fine in a better than very good but not quite fine dust jacket, with a small abrasion to the jacket spine at mid, some slight edgewear. Browning pages, as in all copies. A solid, handsome and attractive copy of this title, the basis for the indelibly strange Nicholas Ray film, featuring Joan Crawford's most memorably over the top performance --and that's a high bar to jump. A minor classic, elusive in this condition.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Snug and the Chimney-Sweeper - Little Brown Mouse Book #8 (Eight)

      London Heinemann 1953. 69 pages. Unmarked book bears moderate wear with backstrip, hinges and binding intact. Mild foxing to text edges. Price-clipped dust jacket bears above-average wear with a half-inch hole to back panel, small chips from some corners, a few spots of foxing primarily upon flaps, and several closed tears under one inch in length. Photo of dust jacket available upon request. First Edition Fair Hardcover 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall; First Edition. Good Wigglesworth, Katherine

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        Titelblatt für Spirale 1. Holzschnitt in Schwarzbraun auf gelbem Papier. 1952.

      . 48 : 32,8 auf 49,8 : 35 cm.. Dobke 17. - Bucher, Spirale, S. 69 u. 168. - Titelbild zur Nr. 1 der "spirale - internationlale zeitschrift für junge kunst", Verlag Spiral Press, Bern 1953. - Auflage: 600 Exemplare. - Druck: Graf-Lehmann, Bern. - Schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Initium S. Evangelii Secundum S. Joannem

      Dublin: Dolmen Press,, 1953. Octavo. Original black and white patterned boards, title label printed in black and orange to front board, set in 16 point Poliphilus type. With the dust jacket. With three woodcuts by Elizabeth Rivers. Text in Latin. Very faint dampstain to front pastedown, free endpapers lightly tanned. An excellent, fresh copy in a mildly dust-soiled jacket First edition illustrated by Elizabeth Rivers, first impression, from a limited edition of 500 copies. The Beginning of the Holy Gospel According to St John was the first Dolmen Press collaboration with Elizabeth Rivers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Revolt in 2100

      Shasta Publishing 1953 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert A. Heinlein. An attractive dustjacket with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of with the ORIGINAL dustjacket in SIGNED by the author!!! We buy Robert Heinlein First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt Hon Winston S Churchill

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1953. First U.S. edition, only printing. Hardcover. Very good/Good. This is the elusive U.S. first "Definitive" edition, only printing of Churchill's war speeches. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes in both British and U.S. editions. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the British publisher - Cassell - reissued the War Speeches as a new, "Definitive" three-volume British edition. This U.S. edition was issued in 1953. The three-volume edition of Churchill's War Speeches is considered superior to the original seven wartime volumes. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. There were 4,700 copies of the British first edition, first printing, but this incredibly small U.S. edition was limited to a mere 500 copies produced from British edition sheets. (Internally, only the title and copyright pages differ from the British edition.) This U.S. first edition, only printing was bound quite differently from its English counterpart and more elaborately, with a black cloth spine decorated and printed in gilt, over red cloth boards, yellow-stained top edge, and head and foot bands. The light blue and black dust jackets are illustrated with a reproduction from Churchill's hand-corrected typescript of the first Secret Session speech. Here is a full U.S. three volume set, very good in good dust jackets. The bindings are square and tight with bright spine gilt and only minor wear to extremities. The contents retain a crisp feel and show no internal spotting. The yellow-stained top edges retain even color. We note two names on each first free endpaper - one ink-stamped and another hand written. Modest spotting is confined to the text block edges. The dust jackets remain bright and unclipped, with no dulling of the spine color and all "3 Volumes, $25.00" prices intact on the front flaps. Nonetheless, we grade these dust jackets as only "good" owing to considerable edge wear and some losses to extremities, as well as some modest staining. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.2, Woods A136(b), Langworth p.305

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Sinners Club

      New York: Carnival Books / Hanro Corporation. (1953). First. First edition. Paperback original. A beautiful, fine, and probably unread copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,. [1953]. Octavo,. boards.. Fine, light foxing to cut edges, in a very good plus dust jacket,. very light rubbing to corners and edges, some soiling and spotting to. rear panel, some spotting to spine panel, front panel nice and. bright. A very attractive copy of an uncommon edition of this title.. (#129321).. First British edition. The first volume of the Foundation series, awarded a special Hugo in 1966 for best all-time series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 819-31.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1953. Scarce editon. Black cloth titled in silver on spine. Very tidy, small store stamp in front, faint foxing in endpapers and edges and early pages. Dust jacket is unclipped, bright, light rubbing to corners and front folded edge, in a clear protective sleeve.. First UK Edition. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback.

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        Sinners Club

      New York: Carnival Books / Hanro Corporation. (1953). First. First edition. Paperback original. A beautiful, fine, and probably unread copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd,. 1953. Octavo,. boards.. Slight spine lean, upper front corner tip and lower rear corner. bruised, some foxing to edges of text block (a fault common to this. book and somewhat less than usual here), a very good copy in very. good dust jacket with light edge wear, some general dust soiling,. more so to rear panel, and heavy foxing along top edge of rear flap. and along rear flap fold. Earliest state of the dust jacket with. price "12s 6d net" on front flap not clipped. (#102848). First British edition. This British edition of PLAYER PIANO is Vonnegut's scarcest trade book. 3000 copies were printed of which 1000 were apparently pulped. The author's first book. Runner-up for the 1953 International Fantasy Award. "The United States has won the third world war. Production being totally automatic, almost the whole population is on a generous dole. Only the intelligent minority works." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1202. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 17-9. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 244. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1697-1701. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz and Klinkowitz AA10.

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        Somersetshire Archaeological and History Society Proceedings 1852-1982: 111 Vols.

      Frederick May, 1953, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionMissing 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.

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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        F. Witschi Successeur de U. Kreutter La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse. Outils et Fournitures d'Horolgerie en Gros. Uhren - Furnituren und Werkzeuge en Gros. Watch Materials and Tools. Wholesale. Herramienta y Fornituras para Relojeros. Al por Mayor. Utensili e Forniture d'Orologeria all'Ingrosso. Catalogue général d'outillage . ecc.ecc.

      -,, La Chaux-de-Fonds, 1953 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, -, (1953). LX + 504 S. OLwd. In deutscher, englischer, franz., spanischer und italienischer Sprache. Beiliegend Ergänzungsliste vom März 1957. - Stärkere Gbrsp., R. angeplatzt, Gelenke gelockert, Randläsuren. - Mit Abbildungen sämtlicher angebotenen Werkzeuge. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Against the Fall of Night

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Detection Unlimited

      Heinemann, London 1953 - Black cloth titled in gilt on spine. This book carries a unique inscription in the front endpaper dated Dec. 7th, 1953 "For Enid Chasemore with love from Georgette Heyer" signed in navy fountain pen ink. There is little to say about the provenance other than that Enid Chasemore was one of the author's closest friends who moved to live in South Africa. The book subsequently found its way to Melbourne and then to New Zealand. The signature compares favourably with examples shown on specialist websites. There is minor wear to the cover and some light foxing in a few pages, one rust spot in the top edges. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        UN LIBRO ILLEGGIBILE QUADRATO De Kwadraat-Bladen. The Quadrat-Prints. Les Feuilles-Cadrat. Die Quadrat-Blaetter.

      Hilversum, De Jong & Co., 1953. Mm. 250x250, astuccio mod., copertina in cartoncino grigio muto con fustellatura romboidale, pp. (36) bianche e rosse tagliate e fustellate, contenute in un "manifesto" piegato a triangoli su cui è stampato, in otto lingue, il testo biografico e la presentazione dell'A.: "Ma cosa sono questi 'Libri illeggibili'? Sono libri senza parole, libri con pagine tagliate in diversi modi, con pagine di diversi colori. Come questo libro che e' avvolto in questo foglio. Si voltano le pagine come per leggere e si compongono e si scompongono molte composizioni geometriche e quando ne trovate una che vi piace più delle altre la potete mettere sotto vetro finchè non avrete voglia di cambiarla..". "Edizione originale". ll volume fa parte della collana "De Kwadraat-Bladen", pubblicata in Olanda. Cfr. Maffei "Munari-I libri" (Sylvestre Bonnard), p. 88 - "Bruno Munari" (Electa), p. 21. Edizione in tirat. di 2000 esempl., ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Portrait Photograph of Leontyne Price

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Thurber Country

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1953 - First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with shallow loss at the crown, and some splitting along the front spine fold. Inscribed to the longtime office manager of *The New Yorker*, Daise Terry: "Dear Terry, I love you, Jim." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Go Tell It on the Mountain

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953. First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny nicks at the crown, some minor rubbing and just a touch of the usually drastic spine fading. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in (slip has some darkening along the top edge). The author's first book, an autobiographical novel based on his teenage years as a revivalist preacher in Harlem. An African-American highspot that is particularly susceptible to wear; this is a very nice copy, and only the second review copy we've seen. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'Anglais décrit dans le chateau fermé

      Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Oxford & Cambridge 1953 - Oxford & Cambridge [Paris], sn [Jean-Jacques Pauvert], 1953. 22,5 x 14,5 cm, in-8, 145 pp., broché, couverture gris-vert portant au premier plat une étiquette de titre blanche imprimée en rouge contrecollée. Edition originale. Tirage annoncé à 350 exemplaires, sans mention de papier (n° 156). La maquette de l'ouvrage (choix de la typographie et mise en page) est de Hans Bellmer, qui devait au départ illustrer de sept cuivres originaux cet important texte érotique. Exemplaire parfois un peu maladroitement coupé (rien de grave malgré tout). (DUTEL, 1016 ; PIA, 63) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Three Voices of Poetry

      London, National Book League,, 1953. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in green. Ink blot to rear wrapper but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Impression. Presentation copy inscribed on the front cover in blue ink "To Isabel Jeans as a Christmas Card from T. S. E." The present copy contains "The Eleventh Annual Lecture of the National Book League, delivered by T.S. Eliot, O.M., at the Central Hall, Westminster, on Thursday 19th November, 1953…" Jeans performed in the first production of Eliot's Confidential Clerk.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Tale of Satisfied Desire. Translated into English by Audiart (i.e. Austryn Wainhouse).

      The Olympia Press., Paris. 1953 - Paris. The Olympia Press. 1953. In-8°. 105 p., 3 f. Broché, couverture rempliée. Kearney 6. - Edition originale anglaise de cette traduction partielle de "L'histoire de l'oeil". - Bel exemplaire. Sprache: Englisch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        MAD Volume 1, Number 4

      New York, Educational Comics 1953 - Comic Book Format and Size. First Edition. Fourth Issue. Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. Without page numbers. VERY FINE. Front cover very bright and completely unmarked, without creases, chips or tears. Slight wear to top and bottom of spine. Appears very near new. Back cover without tears, creases or bumps with some rubbing and slight discoloration near bottom staple. Spine lays very flat and with a few minor stress marks. Staples strong and centerfold firmly attached. Interior pages slightly darkened, without any tears or creases. Interior unmarked in any way. Slight chip to bottom right corner on four consecutive pages near middle of book, due to publishing. Less than about 1/16' taken at worst instance. Comic is very clean and without stamped or written distribution date. Additional photos available upon request. All comics carefully wrapped and sent boxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tree Frog Fine Books and Graphic Arts]
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        How to Play Your Best Golf All theTime

      SIMON AND SCHUSTER, NY 1953 - First printing. Hunter green spine with gray cloth-like covers. DJ is chipped and features a photograph of author at Boca Raton Club. Prev. owner's name in ink on front end paper. Features diagrams of various golf stances and slightly large print, important words/phrases in red print. Photographs by Hank Cohen. Bio and photo on back DJ cover of author. DATE PUBLISHED: 1953 EDITION: FIRST ED 151 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Water colour painting of the Construction of the Brevoort Apartments on Fifth Avenue in New York City

      circa, New York 1953 - Image size approximately 15 x 18 inches. overall matted, glazed and framed 22 x 25 inches. Signed lower left. The colours of the red steel skeleton of the Breevort apartments under constructionare are strong and vibrant in this Fifth Avenue street scene. Visible around the construction site are One Fifth Avenue Hotel and the street sign for 5th Avenue and 9th Street, and in the foreground a terrace with laid tables of another famous hotel. A most attractive and interesting New York City scene. Fine condition in attractive wood frame [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Randall House (ABAA)]
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      [Palma de Mallorca]: The Divers Press 1953 - 4to., decorative wrappers lettered in brown and black; slight edge-wear. First edition of Blackburn’s translations of the Provencal poets, the first work published by Robert and Ann Creeley’s legendary The Divers Press. Below the colophon, the publisher-poet Creeley has written in pencil: "Published by the Divers Press - in great respect, Robert Creeley." A handsome copy of a landmark publication [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, Inc.,, 1953. Octavo. Original white Johns-Manville Quinterra boards, titles to spine and front board in red. Not issued in dust jacket. Illustrations by Joe Mugnaini. Apart from a few trivial marks toe the binding an absolutely exceptional copy of a distinctly vulnerable production. First edition, first printing. Limited issue being one of 200 numbered copies signed by Bradbury and specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, a form of benign but fire-resistant asbestos. The binding amusingly fire resistant, in honour of course of the eponymous temperature at which paper spontaneously combusts, sadly has almost no other redeeming qualities that would make is suitable for book binding. As a consequence, copies in as remarkable condition as the present example are deeply uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Principles of operation. Type 701 and associated equipment

      New York: IBM, 1953. International Business Machines Corporation. Principles of operation. Type 701 and associated equipment. IBM electronic data processing machines. [New York: IBM, ©1953; printed 1954.] Spiral-bound. Original printed wrappers, small tear in front wrapper, light wear. 103 [1]pp., including folding illustration. Text illustrations. 282 x 213 mm. Second printing, revised. In 1952 IBM entered the commercial electronic computer market with its 701 system, designed for scientific applications, and described by IBM president Thomas J. Watson Jr., as "the machine that carried us into the electronics business" (quoted in Hurd 1983, 110). The 701, also known as the "Defense Calculator," had originally been developed to meet the high-speed calculating needs of the United States Defense Department during the Korean War. The machine was designed by an engineering team led by Jerrier Haddad and Nathaniel Rochester with an architecture based on John von Neumann's IAS computer, employing a binary number system and a parallel-memory device capable of retrieving all the digits of a "word" at once. For storage, it used three-inch "Williams tubes". The 701's processor performed multiplications at a rate of two thousand per second-four times faster than UNIVAC-and the machine could read data from both punched cards and magnetic tape. The 701 was referred to in company literature as an "electronic data processing machine"-IBM deliberately avoided using the word "computer," which was too closely associated with the rival UNIVAC.The first 701, consisting of twelve separate units, was installed in December 1952 at IBM's headquarters in New York City, in the same ground-floor display room that had formerly housed the monster SSEC electromechanical calculator (see no. 580). Eighteen more 701 systems were manufactured, most of them leased by the Defense Department or military aerospace firms for $15,000 per month; the last 701 was shipped to the United States Weather Bureau in the spring of 1955. The 701's success was critical in persuading the initially reluctant IBM to commit itself to electronic computers: "Prior to [the 701] experience, planning and marketing executives could speculate endlessly on whether data could safely be entrusted to invisible tape recording or control entrusted to the ethereal stored program. But when it had been demonstrated that 701s could be manufactured, programmed, maintained, and relied upon for useful results as promised . . . the question thereafter was not whether to build new computers but which machines to introduce and when . . ." (Bashe et al. 1986, 164)."In order to achieve maximum versatility, every function of the machine is under control of the stored program. This versatility allows the machine to execute instructions at the rate of about 14,000 per second on typical problems. Also, functions such as input-output operation, which are determined by fixed circuitry on some computers, are under complete control of the program, and, hence, under complete control of the operator. The great advantage of this system lies in the fact that a customer may build up a library of programs which will accomplish his special applications at peak machine efficiency. No compromise in efficiency is necessary in the design of the machine to accommodate an average application. Furthermore, a customer may efficiently calculate on any 701 installation simply by using his own library of programs" (p. [5]). When we checked OCLC cited three copies of this brochure. Origins of Cyberspace 710.

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        The Crucible

      Viking, New York 1953 - 1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by Miller on signature label bookplate attached to title page (signature slightly smudged). One quarter grey cloth paper over boards; red lettering on spine with yellow and red curvy lines on boards; red top-stain. States first published in April 1953. A few small bumps to top board edges. Also includes laid-in a bookplate SIGNED and inscribed by actor George Gaynes who played Judge Samuel Sewall in 1966 film version of play. NOTE: book comes in a fine facsmile dustjacket- not an original 1st printing DJ. Also comes with softcover (unsigned) copy of the Dramatists Play Services acting edition. 'The Crucible'. Also includes laid-in the original Washington Post obituary for Miller. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The 35-year-old junior Senator writes ?it is most important that Congress enact suitable amendments to the Taft-Hartley bill ? I imagine, and this is just a guess, that Senator Taft will assert a decisive influence upon the amendments that are finally accepted ??

      "Typed Letter Signed ?John Kennedy? as U.S. Senator, 1 page, 8? x 10.5?. [Washington, D.C.], April 13, 1953. To Robert Denniston, Keene Valley, New York. On ?Committee on Labor and Public Welfare? stationery listing JFK as a junior member. Fine condition. In part, ?I agree with you that it is most important that Congress enact suitable amendments to the Taft-Hartley bill. It is rather difficult to say exactly what is going to happen, but I imagine, and this is just a guess, that Senator Taft will assert a decisive influence upon the amendments that are finally accepted. For that reason, I am enclosing copies of the amendments he has submitted (not present) though they are by no means his final opinion on this question ...? Elected in 1952, John F. Kennedy had just entered the U.S. Senate on January 3, 1953, three months earlier. He is on the letterhead as the last name of six Democratic Senators listed by seniority. Senator Robert A. Taft heads the list of Republican Senators, other than the Republican committee chairman. The Taft-Hartley Labor Act of 1947, officially known as the Labor-Management Relations Act, was vetoed by President Truman but overridden by the Republican-controlled Congress. Essentially, it monitored the activities and power of labor unions. In the letter here offered, the 35-year-old junior Senator from Massachusetts was right. Senator Taft supported the amendments to the Taft-Hartley Act which were passed by Congress and signed into law by President Eisenhower on September 14, 1959. ?The Wall Street Journal? reported that the new law ?represents the worst defeat suffered by organized labor in Congress since the Taft-Hartley struggle.? "

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      New York: Spiral Press, 1953. First Edition. Wraps. Quite faint stain to very top and bottom edges of rear cover just extending to the front at the top with no effect on the contents. Near Fine. Decorated wraps. Crane B25: 4501 total copies printed, this one of 587 printed for Frost himself. This copy SIGNED by Frost on the first blank and further INSCRIBED to Rita Foster and dated "Ripton Vt/July 1954." Christmas greetings signed by Frost have become quite scarce, and when found are usually only initialled.

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        Españoles en Cuba

      Tipografía La Académica. Barcelona 1953 - Barcelona, Tip. La Académica, 1953, 671 p., 22 × 27, papel couché, edición de lujo en tirada de 500 ejemplares, encuadernación especial, piel, dorados en planos y cejas, lomo con nervios cuajado, dobles guardas en seda y papel de aguas mármol, cortes dorados, numerosas fotografías en b/n., excelente estado. Gastos de envío gratis Península. (Contenido.- Primera parte: Guía de todas las instituciones sociales, comerciales e industriales propiedad de españoles antes de la Revolución.- Segunda parte: Biografías extensas y reseñas biográficas de personajes distinguidos de la colonia española, la mayoría asturianos y gallegos, acompañadas de fotografías.). Libro esencial para comprobar pujanza de la colonia española después de la independencia y antes de la revolución.Exlibris anterior poseedor. N° de ref. de la librería 014027 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Song Book Of Idiot Boy

      Basil Rakoczi, 1953. Paperback, 4to, unpaginated, monochrome illusrations, pictorial wraps. Very good, wraps faintly age darkened and spotted, faint short ink score on front cover. twelve folded pages, lino cut illustration on the left and a poem on the right; folded title page with lino cut frontispiece, colophon page all loosely inserted in illustrated paper wraps; limited edition of 275 this being no 56; signed by the author and

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