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      New York: Oxford University Press 1953 - First edition. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Blurb for Mrs. McThing on the back of the jacket. Jacket illustration on the front bright and unfaded. Several small chips and minor rubbing along the edges of the jacket. Spine sunned but readable. Minor age-toning of the endpapers and page edges. 90pp. Illustrations by Blechman. Tight, clean copy. More digital images on request.(nbc) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carol Trowbridge]
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      Hamish Hamilton 1953 - First edition. Original maroon cloth with silver titles on the spine in stylish Fitz Wegner dustwrapper. A fine copy in a very near fine, price clipped, dustwrapper, which just shows a trace of wear to the spine ends, but is very crisp and bright. "Romantic, tending towards a sentimentality it never quite reaches, The Long Goodbye is beautifully composed, with taut economical style exactly suited to narrator Marlowe. If this is not literature, what is?" (Burgess). Winner of the 1955 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Burgess 99 p63 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

      New York: Ace. 1953. First. First edition. Paperback original. Near fine with very light rubbing, and slight creasing on the spine. An attractive copy of Burroughs's fragile and uncommon pseudonymous first book, bound dos-a-dos with Narcotic Agent by Maurice Helbrant as issued. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Ace Books, Inc.,, 1953. Confessions of an unredeemed Drug Addict [bound together with an abridged reprint of] Narcotic Agent, [by] Maurice Helbrant, Formerly of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, United States Treasury Department. Perfect-bound reversible "Ace Double". Original pictorial wrappers. Some light rubbing to extremities and creasing to corners, edges browned but otherwise an unusually well preserved copy in very good condition. First edition, first printing. Containing Burroughs's first book, this is by far the most collectible of the Ace Double Books series, and presents, with Junkie and Narcotic Agent uncomfortably pressed together in one volume, a microcosmic metaphor for the strained relationship between culture and counter-culture in 50s America.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        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 )

      N.Y.: Ace # D-15 / K-202 / 41841 / 41842, 1953, 1970, 1970, 1973, 1st edition, 1st Printing ------------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, 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, 41841 is a Very Good+ copy with light wear and two light spine creases, 41842 is a Very Good copy with a crease on the front cover along the spine, ink name on verso of the front cover, 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. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good+. Illus. by Al Rossi Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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      Hodder & Stoughton. London.,1953 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Signed by Hunt, dated 1960, on the title page. Illustrated with 48 mono and colour photos, plus several line drawings. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Very good copy in very good colour dustwrapper, designed by W. Heaton Cooper. There is some minor chipping to the top of the spine, which is a little darkened, and a couple of closed tears-without loss, but overall a very good example.: [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Frozen Flame

      Rupert Hart Davis - Published in 1953 .First edition red cloth silver lettering ,F/F. Slight dulling to red cloth, no inscriptions foxing or markings .Wrapper is fine with price of 10/6 .For some reason by far the rarest of Obrians titles and rare to find in fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        The Catalans.

      Harcourt, Brace 1953 - The volume is lightly shelf worn, spotted on the top edges, and lightly pushed at the spine ends. The edge rubbed and soiled dust jacket is uniformly clipped on all corners (price of $3.50 is intact), chipped at the spine ends and corners (greatest depth-3/16") and has a long 3" closed tear running close to the bottom front flap fold. The jacket is sleeved in mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Meet Me At the Morgue

      Knopf Borzoi 1953 - 8 vo., 212 pp. + 1 note on typesetting. Fine, tight book in a near fine bright unclipped dust jacket with a few small tears, some rubbing, and slight wear. Ken Millar writing as "John Ross Macdonald" and not featuring Lew Archer, instead a county probation officer named Howard Cross. Shipped in a box, not a padded envelope. Price reduced!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dubliners Books]
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      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1953 - First Edition of this highly-regarded mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 212 pp. A near fine copy in yellow and white patterned paper covered boards, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with some overall light use, a small closed tear at the bottom of the front panel and some wear at the heel and crown of the spine. Published in Great Britain as Experience With Evil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Love Among the Ruins. A Romance of the Near Future. With Decorations by Various Eminent Hands Including the Author's.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1953 - Octavo, pp. 51. Original red cloth, decoration to front board and titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed, printed in black and dark red. Illustrations in dark red. Signed limited edition, number 23 of 50 copies reserved for presentation from the author, and with his additional inscription to the limitation page, "Jack & Frankie with love from Evelyn". The recipients were Waugh's friends Jack and Frances Donaldson, the latter being the author of Evelyn Waugh: portrait of a country neighbour (1967). Their bookplate is affixed to the front free endpaper. The signed limited edition totalled 350 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Stilleben mit Uhr, Kerze u. Flasche. Mischtechnik u. Collage über Zeitungspapier.

      0 - Bildgrösse 46,5x63,5 cm. 1 Blatt, unten signiert. Gerahmt unter Glas 62x79 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]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        East Of Everest - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. c1956. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. First U. S. Edition in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ shows a little rubbing and creasing along edges with slight tears at corners and minor staining. This copy signed by author Edmund "Ed" Hillary on the title page ; The story of Sir Edmund Hillary's next mountain adventure after Everest 1953; the account of that eventful New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Barun Valley which scored its achievement against considerable odds. Contains 48 pages of photogravure illustrations .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Typed letter signed.

      Taliesin, 29. VI. 1953. - 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. On his Taliesin stationery. To the mechanical engineer and Usonia Home developer David Henken: "Glad you are back safe - and sounding off. Yes, you can help. Will show you the layout. Must be a rush affair opening August 15th. | Affection, | F.LL.W". - Slightly wrinkled, otherwise in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Game Of Golf In East Africa

      Nairobi: W. Boyd 1953 - A compilation of East African golfing records, particularly dealing with Kenya. Histories of Kenya's golf clubs, with lists of past captains and presidents, fill much of the book. There are also articles comparing golf in Kenya with the sport in Britain and on the visit of the professionals Hagen and Kirkwood in 1937. This scarce work was written at the height of the Mau Mau uprising against the colonial powers responsible for introducing the sport, and the President of the Kenya Golf Union was murdered shortly after publication. The advertisments which feature throughout the book are also of interest. 8vo. 288pp. Numerous b/w photographs. Original maroon cloth, gilt lettering to f/c and spine. Obit note announcing the death of G.L.G. Shaw, President of The Kenya Golf Union, pasted to front end-paper, light spotting to titlepage. A good copy and uncommon. [D&M, 21370]

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Españoles en Cuba

      - 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.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caldeandrín Ediciones]
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        From a Logical Point of View

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 1953 - SIGNED and INSCRIBED: "A souvenir of Bare Hill Pond for Priscilla and Sandor, from Van 8. Sept. 63". The recipients are Sandor Salgo, former professor of music at Stanford University, and his wife Priscilla. First edition, 1953. Book is very good, text clean and binding square, with moderate edge and corner wear and a small tear running along the bottom of the front board. Jacket is good+, presenting well but with chipping especially to top and bottom of spine, and tender joints. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Denominator Books (IOBA)]
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        Wit Stwosz Le Retable De Cracovie

      Panstwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1953.. 32 S. + 140 Abb. Leinen. OSU berieben, Notiz auf lichtrandigem, leicht beschmutztem Vorsatz

      [Bookseller: Fördebuch]
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        Arctic Bibliography Prepared for and in Cooperation with the Department of Defense Under the Direction of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume I- X

      Department of Defense, Washington - 1953-191, 1st . (Hardcover) Very good, no dust jacket. pagination varies. 10 Volumes Octavo. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Folding key (regional) map at end of each volume. Standard bibliographical reference on the Arctic. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Three weeks after leaving the White House, Truman handwrites his former Budget Director: <I>?What would you do ?Mr. Budget Director? if you had 60,000 unanswered letters on your hand, and no job to buy postage?...?</I>

      Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S. Truman? with 32 word handwritten postscript, one page, 6.5? x 8.5?. Kansas City, Missouri, February 10, 1953. To James E. Webb, Washington, D.C. Staple holes in blank upper left corner of letter. Fine condition.In full, ?Your letter of January twenty-first just now reached me and I am certainly glad to know what your connection will be. Of course, I?ll be glad to see you whenever you are in this part of the world.?Only three weeks after leaving the White House, Truman writes his former Budget Director a handwritten postscript: ?What would you do ?Mr. Budget Director? if you had 60,000 unanswered letters on your hand, and no job to buy postage? Answer me in a hurry and with your past efficiency.?Present is the 8? x 10.5? unsigned carbon of Webb?s February 21, 1953 reply. In full, ?Dear Mr. President: I don?t have sixty thousand unanswered letters and I do have a job, and I don?t have the benefit of the advice of the Budge

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The catalans

      Harcourt Brace 1953 - New york NF/F. The boards have minor colour variation ,otherwise fine . The wrapper is fine a wonderful copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Detection Unlimited

      London: Heinemann, 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&#39;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.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback.

      [Bookseller: Mainly Fiction]
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        Untitled Drawing [Gestalt]

      np, nd. 8 1/2 x 8&#148;, ink on paper. Undated. Signed by Duncan within the image. Provenance: from the collection of the artist Ernesto Edwards, a longtime friend of Jess and Robert Duncan, who has a section devoted to his work in An Opening of the Field (pp. 188-193). A beautiful line drawing portrait of an unknown woman. The gestalt style of the drawing is perhaps influenced by Freud, who was an important influence on Duncan. The style of portraiture is somewhat similar to his 1953 drawing &#147;Faust Foutu&#148; [Duncan & Wagstaff p. 31] and his 1946 work &#147;Self Portrait with Shadow&#148; [Ibid p. 109]. &

      [Bookseller: Division Leap, ABAA]
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      Maison de la Bonne Presse 1953 - RO40191052: 14 volumes reliés (recueils), avec titre dorés et étiquettes de code sur les dos. 1er volume (1934-35) relié demi-cuir. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Fascicule n° 254 en état d'usage. N° 306 (oct. 1943), n° 398-399 (jan.-fév. 1952), n° 403-405 (juin-août 1952), n° 407-408 (oct.-nov. 1952), n° 410-413 (jan.-avril 1953), n° 415 (juin 1953), n° 418-420 (sept.-nov. 1953) manquants. De la 16e année (1934) à la 35e année (1953). Volumes réliés: 16-17, 1934-35. 18, 1936. 19, 1937. 20, 1938. 23, 1941. 24, 1942. 26, 1944. 27, 1945. 28, 1946. 1929, 1947. 30, 1948. 31, 1949. 32, 1950. 33, 1951. 'Bulletin de Vie intérieure et d'Apostolat', puis à partie de 1939-1940: 'Le Prêtre aux Armées'. Sommaire du n° 421, 35e année, déc. 1953: O Magnum Mystérium ! Pour lire saint Jean, IV, 'Notre communion es avec le Père et avec son Fils, Jésus-Christ, P. Bonnard. L'Abandon, E. Delpierre. Conseils apostoliques. Les prêtres-ouvriers. Thèmes à traiter en vue du Congrès marial de 1954, Lyon. Table des matières 1953. Pierre l'Ermite, Prêtre. Educateurs et cinéma. L'éveil des vocations religieuses féminines, S.E. Mgr Lallier (Nancy). In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 260-Théologie sociale chrétienne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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        200 Hefte

      - München, Moewig, 1953 - 1960. Je Heft 32 - 48 Seiten mit Zeichnungen und Fotographien. Original illustr. Broschur - Seltene vollständige gut erhaltene Sammlung - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Typed letter signed ("WSomersetMaugham").

      Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat near Nice, 29. VIII. 1953. - Small 4to. 1 p. To one Mr. Eddy: "Thank you for your nice letter. Here is the autograph you ask for [.]". - On stationery with printed letterhead; small traces of former mounting on the reverse; ink in some letters slightly melted.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        For Esme, With Love and Squalor

      Hamish Hamilton 1953 - A fine first British edition, in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by Salinger on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's quarter leather clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Nine Stories

      Little Brown 1953 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with no chips or tears. This original First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap and had benefitted from some professional restoration. The book is in nice 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 lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector&#146;s condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Nine Stories / J. D. Salinger

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Nine Stories

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1953) - Octavo, 302 pages; original black cloth, spine lettering gilt. Dust jacket is price-clipped; red on spine is fading; light wear at extremities. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        L'attrape-coeurs. Traduit de l'américain par Jean-Baptiste Rossi. (Plus connu sous le nom de Sébastien Japrisot).

      - Robert Laffont, Collection Pavillons. Paris 1953. 252 pages. Edition originale de la traduction, pas de grand papier annoncé. Rare et bel exemplaire. L'Attrape-coeurs (The Catcher in the Rye) est un roman de J. D. Salinger. Publié aux Etats-Unis en 1951, plus de 60 millions d'exemplaires ont été vendus à ce jour et il s'en vendrait environ 250 000 chaque année. Il constitue l'une des oeuvres les plus célèbres du XXe siècle et un classique de la littérature, à ce titre enseigné dans les écoles aux Etats-Unis et au Canada, bien qu'il ait été critiqué en raison de certains des thèmes abordés (prostitution, décrochage scolaire, obsession de la sexualité) et du niveau de langue (langage familier et souvent injurieux). La notion d'antihéros débute alors aux États-Unis et choque le grand public. Le titre original du roman (The Catcher in the Rye) fait référence au poème écossais Comin' Thro the Rye de Robert Burns. La traduction française est de Jean-Baptiste Rossi, plus connu sous son nom d'écrivian, Sébastien Japrisot.

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Rose de Java]
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        Nine Stories

      Boston: Little, Brown. (1953). First. First edition. Dark offsetting to the front endpapers from a clipping, and slightly bumped at the crown, else fine in an attractive, very near fine dustwrapper with no fading to the spine and modest rubbing at the extremities. A very nice copy of a book seldom found in collectible condition. Salinger&#39;s second book and first collection of short stories. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Boston: Little, Brown, 1953. Miniscule stain to top page edges, else a fine fresh copy in a bright, unclipped, very good, or better dustwrapper with no fading to the spine, but spine is lightly toned, a small triangular chip to upper front panel near spine, some creasing and rubbing at tips and spine ends. VIEW IMAGE - CLICK ICON left of title.. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Albert Books]
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        Junkie. Confessions of an unredeemed Drug Addict [bound together with an abridged reprint of] Narcotic Agent, [by] Maurice Helbrant, Formerly of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, United States Treasury Department.

      New York: Ace Books, Inc., 1953 - Perfect-bound reversible "Ace Double". Original pictorial wrappers. Some light rubbing to extremities and creasing to corners, edges browned but otherwise an unusually well preserved copy in very good condition. First edition, first printing. Containing Burroughs's first book, this is by far the most collectible of the Ace Double Books series, and presents, with Junkie and Narcotic Agent uncomfortably pressed together in one volume, a microcosmic metaphor for the strained relationship between culture and counter-culture in 50s America. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      New York: Ace Books. - First Edition, 1953. Subtitled "Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict" on the front cover. Mass market paperback, in dos-a-dos format, bound back to back with Narcotic Agent by Maurice Helbrant, an abridgement of a 1941 expose. Nearly Fine in lurid illustrated wrappers, as issued (showing a couple struggling over a table of heroin paraphernalia). 149pp. A Fine copy, straight and square, the only faults being a tender bottom front spinefold, and a slight thinning of top edge of title page where a name was erased. Still a gorgeous copy. Burroughs's first book, and quite uncommon in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Compass Rose Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Junkie - Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

      Ace, NY 1953 - Ace Double.D15 - published back-to-back with Narcotic Agent - Burroughs legendary first book here inscribed " William Burroughs for William Burroughs " - just a good used copy - about vg - corner creases bottom right on " Junky " and upper right on verso - spine rubbed along edges but not creased - a lightly beat copy, but with a genuine signature, unlike a few that were shamelessly traded on ebay recently. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alphabet Bookshop (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Junkie / Narcotic Agent

      New York: Ace Books, 1953. Ace Double D-15, published dos-a-dos Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. First edition, first printing of William S. Burrough's first published book, published under the name William Lee. A well preserved given the materials used in production. It is in Very Good condition, with age toned pages, and a few light tide marks. There is a small puncture in the first few pages of Junkie that continues as an indent until about the tenth leaf. Sound binding, but a bit fragile, especially at the front and rear hinges, with the glue slightly dry. The spine has a reading crease and the covers show some wear and surface creases. A nice copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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