The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1953

        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]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.? "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ONE MORE BREVITY

      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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Ondarreta]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Aurora Books Ltd]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Song Book of Idiot Boy

      Editions Cerf Blanc, Paris 1953 - Loose pagination comprising 16 twin pages (in fine condition) of a reproduction of original drawings by the author printed from lino blocks by Pierre Jean Oswald. Each double page spread contains a poem and an illustration except the prelim and rear free pages and the Limitation page at the end of the publication. A total of 300 copies of this poetry book were printed. This is copy #98 and is SIGNED by the author. The four page cover in is vgc with a dark maroon coloured illustration on the front and on the back- with black lettering on face and spine. There is some slight shelf wear all round to the wraps and a crease to the top left hand corner near the spine hinge. The book is protected in its original glassine paper which envelopes the covers and the inside flaps. And then stored in a Flexocare cardboard document archive container. This is a rare copy in such good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshop at Beech Cottage]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Mountain World Ten Volumes 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956 / 57, 1958 / 59, 1960 / 61, 1962 / 63, 1964 / 65, 1966 / 67 and 1968 / 69

      New York: George Allen & Unwin and Harper & Brothers 1953,1970. (Hardcover) Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Ilustrated with photos, drawings maps. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine in dust jacket. Some copies are review copies with publisher's review slip laid in loosely. Bookplate on front pastedown of most volumes. All cooies in very good condition. Extra postage will be required. Please inquire about postage. Edited By Marcel Kurz..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Sojourner, The

      Scribner New York 1953 - First Edition. Signed by Author, Fine/ Near Fine, Hard Cover. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is also the author of the Beloved story The Yearling. That novel was published in 1938 and has become a part of classic American literature. The Sojourner was published in 1953 and it is a wonderful addition to the work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.This volume is a First edition and it is also a presentation edition. The printing was limited to 600 copies and this is copy #428. It is signed and numbered on the "Presentation Page" directly opposite the half-title page. I have never seen a better copy of this title. The book itself is in Fine condition with no soiling to the boards whatsoever. The text-block is absolutely clean with a tiny bit of toning from age. The binding is tight and this almost looks like a new book. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and the correct price of $3.50 is present. There is a very small bit of shelf-wear to the extreme top of the dustjacket where the jacket turns the corner and becomes the inner flap and also at the bottom of the same area.There is small toning to the rear panel at the top and the spine panel has a tiny bit of shelfwear to the extremities. This is a fabulous copy of an important work of American Fiction. Over all, I would rate this copy as Very Near Fine.A wonderful addition to any serious collector's shelves. We are pleased to send pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Geoffrey's Rare Books]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Verve. Revue artistique et littéraire. Directeur: E. Tériade. Vol. VII, Nos. 27 et 28., In französ. Sprache.

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve 1953 - Mit 29 meist Orig.-Lithographien von Marc Chagall (8), Alberto Giacometti (2), Henri Laurens (2), Joan Miró (3), André Masson (3) u.a. 153 S. - vollständig mit allen Lithographien u. Abb., Ebd. fleckig, rückwärtig stärker fleckig, Buchrücken einseitig angeplatz u. beschädigt, Buchecken bestoßen, 3 Taf. minimal fleckig, einige S. minimal fleckig, innen insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. --- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. --- Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1800

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Kloster]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Verve. Revue artistique et litteraire. Directeur: E. Teriade. Vol. VII, Nos. 27 et 28. In französ. Sprache.

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve 1953.. Mit 29 meist Orig.-Lithographien von Marc Chagall (8), Alberto Giacometti (2), Henri Laurens (2), Joan Miro (3), Andre Masson (3) u.a. 153 S. Illustr. OPappband. 36x27 cm.. - vollständig mit allen Lithographien u. Abb., Ebd. fleckig, rückwärtig stärker fleckig, Buchrücken einseitig angeplatz u. beschädigt, Buchecken bestoßen, 3 Taf. minimal fleckig, einige S. minimal fleckig, innen insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. --- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. ---

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Kloster]
 10.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Sign of Jonas

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1953. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and design to upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, yellow top-stain. With the dust jacket. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase. Lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the jacket with a tape repair to each end of the spine on the verso. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank to Don Preome of the Oka-La Trappe monastery in Quebec, "mon cher rev. Pere Dom Preome, hommage religieux et filial en N.S./Fr. Louis OSCO". Further inscribed by Father James Fox, then serving as Merton's abbot at Gethsemani, "to dear Dom Preome, with gratitude, affection, and an assurance of our continued prayers", then an ink stamp reading "All for Jesus Thru Mary With a Smile", followed by his signature. Both Merton and Fox use the traditional tau cross of the Cistercian brotherhood in addition to their inscriptions. With the ink stamp of the monastery Oka-La Trappe on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        MEET ME AT THE MORGUE

      Alfred A. Knopf 1953 - First edition, Near Fine condition/ Very Good dust jacket with closed tears, light edge chipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS - Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. This book is bound in blue cloth with silver lettering and a silver illustration of a plane on the front cover. Illustrated endpapers. Front endpaper features a pasted-in cut ink signature of Charles Lindbergh. Also taped to the front endpaper is an envelope addressed to the owner, with a canceled 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's translatlantic flight stamp. Owner's name on front inner board. Copyright page is marked "A". Covers, inner pages clean. Illustrated with black-and-white photos at the rear. 562 pages; approx. 6"x8".. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Photo Illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Popeks Used and Rare Books]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        AFFICHE : COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE SERVICES AERIENS (ALGER-ORAN.)

      - Date : 1953 Dimensions : 60x100cm Imp : COURBET PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE INVESTIGATIONS OF MONSIEUR GILLES Comprising Meet A Body, Body On The Bench and The Missing Formula.

      London: Hammond and Hammond. - 1956 1953 - Three Volumes. First English editions, first printings. Original cloth in dustwrappers. Each volume is in at least very good condition with light spotting to the text block edges when closed. In their original very good pictorial dustwrappers. MEET A BODY, translated by Kit and Delano Ames has a small ink number to the front free endpaper, otherwise clean and bright. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities. Not price-clipped. BODY ON THE BENCH, translated by K. Chesney, is without inscriptions or stamps. Minor marking to the cloth at the bottom of the upper board. The price-clipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities. THE MISSING FORMULA, translated by Delano Ames, is in clean, bright and tight condition with no inscriptions or stamps. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities and not price-clipped. All in all an attractive and complete set of the Investigations of Monsieur Gilles. Scarce. Hubin. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        ALT-THÜRINGEN. Jahresschrift des Museums für Ur- und Frühgeschichte Thüringens / des Thüringischen. Landesamtes für Archäologische Denkmalpflege. Bände. 1, 2, 5-26.

      Weimar, Böhlau 1953 (-1991.). Gr.8° Leinen - Sehr guter Zustand. Die beiden ersten (broschierten) Bände etwas gebräunt und regalspurig..

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH - Versandantiquariat -]
 16.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Long Goodbye

      Houghton Mifflin, 1953-06-01 Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. 316 p. First American edition, first printing. (Dated 1954 on title page.) Near Fine condition hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Former owner's sticker on paste down, else fine. Jacket worn, creased at extremities with a few chips, most noticeably at head; clear tape on verso. Price intact ($3.00). The basis of the 1973 Robert Altman film starring Elliott Gould.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        STARMAN JONES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1953]. Octavo,. cloth.. Sticker affixed to front free endpaper, a near fine copy in very good. plus first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with. light rubbing to edges, mild age-darkening to white lettering of. spine panel, and clipped price. (#128032). First edition. "Striking are the detailed, convincing picture of spaceship operational procedures and the suspense whenever the ship must pass through an anomaly." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-64. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Madeline's Rescue

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author on the half-title page. In Good+ condition. Cloth shows rubbing, areas of discoloration, light abrasions and edge wear with fraying at corners and spine ends. Pages show light general soiling, a few short closed edge tears, and evidence of an erased pencil marking. Previous owner details written and blacked out on front paste down. Presents well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 19.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Horizons de France ( 24 livres , visages de 24 régions)

      1953 - 24 livres totalisant plus de 4000 pages d'illustrations , de couleurs , de cartes et de documents. Les reliures de 4 titres sont un peu brisées mais réparables . ; Guyenne, Bourgogne. Savoie, Alsace, Basque, Poitou, Algérie . Picardie. île de France . Auvergne, dauphiné. Provence. Languedoc. Limousin. Bourbonnais. Angoumois, Aunis SaIntonge . Lorraine. Corse . Franche-Comté .Berry. Anjou. Orléanais . Gasgogne Bearn. Touraine . REF livre D-28 boîte D-4 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        De taal der dieren.

      De complete bundel in doorslag van typoscript. 38 bladen. 27,3 x 21,5 cm. In rood linnen overslagdoos met verzonken blauw titeletiket op voorzijde (Binderij Phoenix).* Met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht op het eerste blad: 'Voor Hugo [Claus] & Elli,/ in vriendschap & hoe dat/ allemaal heet en wordt/ en werd en is,/ van/ Hans Andreus/ Oct. '51'.De taal der dieren zou in 1953, twee jaar na dit typoscript dus, verschijnen in de Ultimatumreeks van De Bezige Bij. Inhoudelijk zijn er af en toe significante verschillen. Op blad 9 werd met pen een zin tussengevoegd, op blad 18 het oneindigheidsteken. Van blad 36 en 37 ontbreekt de onderste helft, met verlies van drie kwatrijnen.Bijgevoegd: Hans Andreus, De taal der dieren. Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, (1953). Ingenaaid. 48 p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 500 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Ultimatumreeks II,1.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
 21.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Seven Years in Tibet. Introduction by Peter Fleming. Translated from the German by Richard Graves.

      London, Rupert Hart-Davies, 1953,. in-8vo, XIII + 2 unnum p. with map of Tibet (+1 bl.) + 288 p. + 24 plates in b/w & colour, some spots on guards and edges, small legacy stamp on first fly 'Guggisberg', original blue cloth, spine with gilt lettering, Org. jacket in colour.. First english edition (first printing, 16 s. on flap). A fine copy of world-wide success in printing. Those who haven't yet read Harrer's 'Seven years', can now do so in this very rare first edition. Fascinating account of escape across the Himalayas and of the years he spent in Tibet, by one of Germany's top pre-war mountaineer's (first ascent of north face of the Eiger in 1938). Translated from German by Richard Graves and with an introduction by Peter Fleming.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. YAKUSHI H53.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
 22.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Catcher Was a Spy: Professional baseball player and OSS agent, Moe Berg, engrossed and signed check to his alma mater, Princeton University

      "Partly Printed Check Signed ?Morris Berg,? 6.25? x 2.75?. Newark, New Jersey, October 21, 1953. Filled out by Berg, made payable to ?Princeton University Store? for $11.10, drawn on the National Newark & Essex Banking Co. Light bank stampings show through from verso. Tiny cancellation holes nick the ?M? of signature. Fine condition. Affixed to a mat with clear picture corners. Double matted with a 4.5? x 6.5? full-length image of 21-year-old rookie infielder Moe Berg of the 1923 Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) at Ebbets Field, after he?s thrown a baseball. He was switched to catcher in 1928. Framed to 13? x 17.5?.Morris ?Moe? Berg was a member of Princeton University's Class of 1923 where he distinguished himself as a student and as an athlete, graduating magna cum laude and earning the title of Captain of the baseball team his senior season. Shortly after graduation, on June 26, 1923, he was signed by the Brooklyn Robins as an amateur free agent and played his first major league game the next day. He was sent to the minor leagues in 1924 and 1925. From 1926-1939, Berg played, almost exclusively as a catcher, for the White Sox, Indians, Senators, and Red Sox; he was released by Boston after the 1939 season. During World War II, Moe Berg was an agent for the Office of Strategic Services, operating in Europe on projects investigating Nazi resistance in Yugoslavia and German rocket engineering.?General Wild Bill Donovan, the father of the OSS, created a bohemian intelligence operation staffed by a sparkling group of amateurs that included lawyers, professors, businessmen ... Donovan initially found Berg appealing probably because of his linguistic skills [he is reputed to have mastered 12 languages]. Berg took an oath of secrecy, was issued a revolver and a capsule of cyanide, and was given a variety of assignments in Italy, Switzerland and Sweden. Easily his most significant work was in atomic counterintelligence. The British were confident that Hitler?s scientists were nowhere near completion of an atomic bomb, but Donovan and Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, head of the Manhattan Project ?" the U.S. bomb effort ?" wanted their own confirmation. In preparation, Berg had immersed himself in nuclear physics. This enabled him to attend a lecture given in 1944 in Zurich by the leading German atomic scientist, Werner Heisenberg. Berg had orders to kidnap or assassinate Heisenberg if a German atomic bomb project was flourishing. Masquerading as a student, Berg listened to Heisenberg?s talk, which had nothing to do with weapons production. Afterward, Berg strolled about gathering information and ultimately decided to let Heisenberg be. A recently declassified memo written in 1946 by Colonel Howard Dix to recommend Berg for the Medal of Freedom says that Berg?s attendance at the meeting ?yielded the most important information snatched from under the cloak of secrecy which the Germans maintained on this subject. This and other information sent back by Mr. Berg and obtained by him while under continual risk of exposure and retaliatory action, was used in guiding, the U.S. operation in this field and in determining ... the pressures to be placed upon U.S. scientists for rapid progress towards ultimate completion of the Manhattan Project.?? In 1994, Dawidoff?s biography of Berg was published by Pantheon Books, ?The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg.?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Lady and the Tramp: The Story of Two Dogs

      Simon and Schuster 1953 - Blue boards with W G in darker blue on front board. Salmon spine with blue lettering. A tiny bit of rubbing on corners. A hint on foxing on endpapers. Binding is tight. Clean throughout. The DJ has some minor chipping on edges. Top edge of rear panel has a sort tear with a crease. Not price clipped. In archival cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bearly Read Books]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Writer's Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf

      London: Hogarth Press. 1953. First. Uncorrected proof. Edited by Leonard Woolf. Unprinted red wrappers. Spine a little sunned, and top corner a little bumped, still near fine. Scarce in this format. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Faster Than Thought - A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines *****FIRST PRINTING*****

      Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1953 - VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION, first printing; the pages inside are clean and unmarked and the binding is tight; the clipped dust jacket has a small tear at the bottom of the front cover and the spine has browned with chipping to the top and bottom and is somewhat brittle but overall it is in very good condition; there are no signatures or book plates present; extremely rare in first printing; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Virtual Books]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Ovidio Heroides

      OFFICINA BODONI 1953 Quindici epistole nel latino originale a cura di Luigi Castiglioni , con 15 litografie di Francesco Messina tirate da P: Fornasetti a Milano. Carattere garamond corpo tondo con iniziali in Zeno corpo 30, tiratura 166 esemplari su carta a tino Fabriano firmati dall'artista nel colophon. Rilegatura: fogli sciolti in copertina di carta a tino con titolo in nero sul quadrante anteriore, esemplare N.69. In buone condizioni, presenta segni d'usura sulla custodia. 138 1

      [Bookseller: Libreria Alp-hà srl]
 27.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        A Writer's Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf

      London: Hogarth Press. 1953. First. Uncorrected proof. Edited by Leonard Woolf. Unprinted red wrappers. Spine a little sunned, and top corner a little bumped, still near fine. Scarce in this format. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 28.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Revolt in 2100

      Shasta Publishers, Chicago 1953 - Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. First Edition [stated]. Signed by Heinlein on the flyleaf. Jacket design by Hubert Rogers. Octavo, 317 pp. Black cloth-backed red boards, gilt spine imprinting. timeline endpapers. Some soiling of top page edges and endpapers, original owner's signature, otherwise Near Fine book in a VG jacket with a small amount of spine darkening, light occasional soil, micro-shelfwear at places. Sharp and handsome (see scan). A seminal work, an early portion of Heinlein's "Future History" series (so named later by John W. Campbell] which was second only to Isaac Asimov's Foundation series in competition for the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series. Contains the novel-length "If This Goes On.", plus the short stories "Coventry" and Misfit", all three of which were formally included in the original Future History aggregation, "The Past Through Tomorrow" (1967). Not one of the subscriber's copies with tipped-in signature page; this was signed on the flyleaf for the original science fiction enthusiast whose name is on the ffep, though Heinlein's signature was by request stand-alone and not personalized to him. Provenance to purchaser. L101 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF MARTHA FLOWERS

      New York. 17 February 1953.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 23.5 x 18 cm (9.25 x 7.25 inches). Fine. A vintage portrait of the young singer, then in the ascendance of her career, less than a year after her role as St. Settlement in the Broadway revival of FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS. This print bears Van Vechten's blindstamp, and on the verso his ink studio stamp. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. There is a print of another negative from the same sitting, albeit dated in the catalogue entry a week earlier - an impossibility as it is separated from this photograph by only one other exposure and the set and dress are identical - in the LC Van Vechten photo archive. KELLNER G434.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Small Archive of Letters

      - Seven Typed Letters Signed from Clark to Arthur J. Sussel, from 1953 through 1955. The letters, on Clark's Brevard, North Carolina stationery, are near fine with a few small flaws. A small group of interesting and friendly letters between the important naval historian and author Clark, and the Philadelphia antiques dealer and nautical collector Sussel. Clark was an advertising executive but his interest in naval history transformed from a hobby into a second career, and he became the foremost authority on certain aspects of the American Revolution. He was appointed by the U.S. Navy as the first editor of the multi-volume series *Naval Documents of the American Revolution*. Clark helped Sussel in researching items in his collection, including an important portrait of James Josiah by Charles Willson Peale. The letters are about individual items in the collection and about Clark's own books. Accompanied by a carbon of a letter from Sussel's widow, dated in 1961, to H.F. duPont suggesting that the White House might want to buy Sussel's collection intact for Jacqueline Kennedy's renovation of the White House interior.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Voltaire. Bibliographie de ses oeuvres. 4 volumes. MALCOLM (Jean). Table de la Bibliographie de Voltaire par Bengesco. Ensemble 5 volumes.

      Rouveyre & G. Blond, Paris - 8°(23 x 14,5 cm), 1 f. blanche, XIX, 494 pp., 1 f., frontispice gravé; 4 ff., XVIII, 438 pp., 5 ff., frontispice; 4 ff., XV, 609 pp., 1 f., 2 fac-similés; 5 ff., XXII pp., 1 f. (avis), 391 pp., frontispice gravé, titres imprimés en rouge et noir, toile olive, dos orné avec pièce de titre noir (reliure de l'époque, les plats de la couverture originale sont conservés). Edition originale. Bibliographie toujours indispensable et de toute rareté. Tirage limité à 550 exemplaires. No 53 de 500 exemplaires sur papier vélin. La très utile table de J. Malcolm a été publiée à Genève par l'Institut et Musée Voltaire Les Délices en 1953 (8°, 127 pp., 1 f., couverture originale brochée). Volume 1 et 2 avec un envoi de Bengesco à l'écrivain F. Coppée. Dans les volumes 3 et 4 on a encarté une carte de visite de Bengesco. Rousseurs par endroits, quelques pages inégalement coupées, les reliures avec de légères traces d'usage mais en tout c'est un bon exemplaire. Ex-libris Dr. Georg Heinrich Thommen. Français 1882-90 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Werner Skorianetz - Livres Anciens]
 32.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        The Souls of Black Folk. Essays and Sketches

      Blue Heron Press, The, New York - 1953, Fifieth Anniversary Limited Autographed Edition. (Hardcover) Fine in good to very good dust jacket. xv,[3],264,[1]pp. Octavo. Illustrations (music) in text. Original gilt lettered black cloth spine and patterned boards with rose colour endpapers in original glassine dust jacket. Signed book plate (by author W. E. Burghardt Du Bois) on front pastedown. Previous owner's stamp on title page and half title" "The Baravelles" a musical family, descended from Richard Baravelle, former Musical Director of a number of Broadway plays in the 30's. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Watt

      Olympia Press, Francia 1953 - The Olympia Press/Paris, 1953. Excelente estado de conservación. Primera edición número del ejemplar 890 de una tirada de 1100 ejemplares. Roce en parte inferior del lomo. 260 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros JyE]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Al Rossi Cover Art and Others------------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

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
 35.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        Nine Stories / J. D. Salinger

      Boston : Little, Brown, [1953], 1953, Hardback, First EditionFinely 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. ; 302 pages; 1st edition, 1st issue. Description: 302 p. 20 cm. Subjects: United States --Social life and customs --20th century --Fiction.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 36.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        REPERTORIUM BIBLIOGRAPHICUM.

      4 voll ril. in tela, tit. in oro al dorso, cm 21x13, pp compless. 2263. L?opera è completata da 2 voll di Appendice, Additiones et Emendationes, Milano, 1953, cm 25x17, pp compless. 1664, CXXXV.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
 37.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Thurber Country

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1953. First. 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." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 38.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Highly Important 4-page Contract Signed by Marilyn Monroe for RCA. It specifically discusses "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", where she would sing her most famous song "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" and defers to Twentieth Century-Fox in all movie relate songs

      "Document signed ""Marilyn Monroe"", 4 pps., dated October 8, 1953 on onion skin paper measuring 8.25"" x 11"" between Monroe and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Among Hollywood historians, itâ??s generally agreed that 1953 marked Marilyn Monroeâ??s ascent to legend. A few years earlier, sheâ??d inked a seven-year deal with Twentieth Century-Fox, but her film stardom wasnâ??t realized until the 1953 unveiling of â??Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.â? That mid-summer release, with its immediately ensuing box office acclaim, served as the momentum for her signing this singing contract with RCA.Itâ??s an onionskin four-page document, drafted under the corporationâ??s letterhead, that provides for a two-year deal commencing in late 1953. Thereâ??s no mention in the agreement about Monroeâ??s compensation except her cut of the resultant royalties, but weâ??d imagine that a â??draw reservoirâ? was available to her. Through the term of the contract, she was obliged to record not fewer that â??16 sides,â? which we interp"

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
 39.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Small Archive of Letters

      Seven Typed Letters Signed from Clark to Arthur J. Sussel, from 1953 through 1955. The letters, on Clark's Brevard, North Carolina stationery, are near fine with a few small flaws. A small group of interesting and friendly letters between the important naval historian and author Clark, and the Philadelphia antiques dealer and nautical collector Sussel. Clark was an advertising executive but his interest in naval history transformed from a hobby into a second career, and he became the foremost authority on certain aspects of the American Revolution. He was appointed by the U.S. Navy as the first editor of the multi-volume series Naval Documents of the American Revolution. Clark helped Sussel in researching items in his collection, including an important portrait of James Josiah by Charles Willson Peale. The letters are about individual items in the collection and about Clark's own books. Accompanied by a carbon of a letter from Sussel's widow, dated in 1961, to H.F. duPont suggesting that the White House might want to buy Sussel's collection intact for Jacqueline Kennedy's renovation of the White House interior. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 40.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Pages are unmarked, though show some light corner creases. Firm binding. Boards are sunned at the top edges and the spine cloth is worn at the ends. The dust jacket shows sunning to the spine, edge wear and surface wear with rubbing at folds and a few abrasions to the spine panel. A lovely copy overall, presents very well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 41.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.