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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.

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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.

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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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        The Silver Chair

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1953 - Signed by Pauline Baynes on the title page. Also by the original owner - on the flyleaf. Dark blue cloth with silver spine title. The spine is slightly faded. Slightly cocked. The map at the front is slightly darkening. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Amolib Books]
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        El llano en llamas y otros cuentos [The Burning Plain and other Stories]

      Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica letras mexicanas. (1953). First. First edition. Slight age-toning to the pages, else fine in fine dustwrapper with slight overall age-toning, housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. The Mexican author&#39;s first book, a widely influential collection of classic short stories including "¡Diles que no me maten!" ["Tell Them Not to Kill Me!"]. A lovely copy of a key work of Latin American literature. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        El llano en llamas.

      Fondo de Cultura Económica. Letras mexicanas., México. 1953 - 1ª edición del primer libro publicado por Rulfo. Literatura. Relatos. Libro publicado en septiembre de 1953. 60 ANIVERSARIO DE LA PUBLICACIÓN. Libro que con Pedro Páramo, publicado años despues, supuso el inicio de la Nueva Literatura Latinoamericana (Garcia Marquez, Cortázar, etc. Book in Spanish. Muy buen estado. Very good condition. Sobrecubierta en buen estado, con algun roce en el lomo. Tela editorial con sobrecubierta ilustrada. 1ª edición. Primera edición. First Edition.

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      F.C.E.,, M?xico City: 1953 - 170 pp. First edition; first printing; text in Spanish; author's first book. Boards lightly faded; dj. soiled, spine rubbed, lightly faded, lightly stained, head and tail with moderate loss; sheets lightly oxidized internally otherwise fine internally; see additional images provided. Collection Letras Mexicanas no. 11. Rulfo's work is included in the contemporary Latin American literary boom . . . Rulfo established his reputation with this solitary collection of stories and one novel, Pedro P?ramo . . . in Rulfo's narrative style the past and present mingle chaotically, and frequently the most startling associations of ideas are juxtaposed, strung together by conjunctions which help to paralyze the action and stop the flow of time in the present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Scripta & Picta, 1953. text pages loosely inserted in publisher&#39;s paper folder, chemise, and slipcase. folio. text pages loosely inserted in publisher&#39;s paper folder, chemise, and slipcase. xxx, 126, (10) pages. Lithographies originales en couleurs de Jacques Villon. First Villon edition, one of 245 copies (total edition). However, this is one of the few copies reserved for the collaborators with their names printed on the colophon page. This copy was Valéry&#39;s own with his name printed on the colophon page. This beautifully illustrated book contains 45 (44 in color) original lithographs by Jacques Villon, hors- and in-texte, printed on Arches wove paper by F. Mourlot. Villon himself engraved each color on a separate stone, producing 320 different stone plates. An important book (See Strachan&#39;s The Artist and the Book in France for various mentions). The outer slipcase is faded and worn along edges. The book is in very fine condition. Bookplate of Margaret Winkelman on inside cover of chemise.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        La Guitare,, hinter Glas gerahmte Original-Farblithographie

      1953 - SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR HANDSCHRIFTLICH VOM KÜNSTLER SIGNIERT UND NUMMERIERTES Das Blatt trägt die Nummer 45 (von insgesamt 95), Mourlot 37 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 49x34 cm (Motiv), Blattgröße 60x76 cm und 79x64 cm (Rahmengröße)

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        The Song of Love and Death of Standard-Bearer Christoph Rilke [Cornet Christoph Rilke]

      New York 1953 - The Song of Love and Death of Standard-Bearer Christoph Rilke [Cornet Christoph Rilke]. Translation of Emlen Etting, with his original illustrations. Typed manuscript, title page + 28 pp., dated 1953, with pencil ms. emendations and six original erotic ink and water-color illustrations by noted painter Emlen Etting, signed. The ms. is typed on standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper, while the water-color illustrations are on the verso of blank letterhead of the Philadelphia chapter of the Artists Equity Association [of which Etting was at the time Chairman], that paper being watermarked parchment stationery. An unpublished translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's prose poem (1899) of war, love, and sex, and the surreal but heroic death of Christoph Rilke in the seventeenth century, accompanied by what would have been its erotic illustrations. Slumbering nudes, mortally wounded heroes in the buff, and love-making couples appear to be thematically revised as proofs. The original manila envelope in which all this was contained is included, addressed from Etting at his Philadelphia address to himself in care of Midtown Galleries in New York City, and says, in part, "6 Preparatory Sketches for 'Lovers' / Rilke's Song of Love and Death of the Standard-Bearer". Rilke's singular prose poem, published as part of other titles but (apparently) never separately, was, by the name Cornet Christoph Rilke's Song of Love and Death (and other variants), the basis of an opera by Siegfried Matthus, a symphony by Viktor Ullmann, and other artistic treatments. Etting's translation here carries, alternately and sometimes together, stark, surreal, dreamlike, melodic and poetic tone, presumably true to the Rilke original, the reading of which in its original language I am incapable. In any case, here it is deeply and strangely moving in its own right. I found myself reading it aloud, as if it were a play. Title sheet of manuscript slightly torn at top (see scan); some see- through from verso of the water-colors. Overall better than very good. Not bound. LG-1 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

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        Sechs Lithographien. Inhalt: lithographiertes Textblatt, num. 48/50; 1. Avignon, fehlt: 2. Vaisson-la-Romaine; 3. Sisteron; 4. Brüssel, La Grand` Place, 5. Amsterdam; 6. Hafen von Amsterdam; alle Ansichten sind num. (48/50), im Stein bez. und sign. und nochmals handschriftl. sign.,

      1953 - Blattgrösse ca. 39 x 53 cm, Darstellung ca. 30 x 40 cm Beigaben: 1. Farblithographie, Amsterdam (rückseitig bez.), 1953, Blattgrösse 39x53,5 cm, Darstellung 30 x 40 cm, eh, sign. 2. drei Doubletten aus der Mappe: Hafen von Amsterdam, ohne Nr., eh. sign; Vaisson-la-Romaine, Nr. 39/50, eh. sign.; Sisteron, num 39/50, eh. sign. 3. Corato (Apulien, 1957, eh. sign. (zweimal vorhanden, mit Randmängeln und etwas fleckig). 4. fünf weitere Ansichten, alle eh. sign., Format 32x40 cm: Splügen, 1963; Paris, ohne Datum. eh. bezeichnet und sign; ohne Titel (Gasse); Port Vendres (zweimal vorhanden); ohne Titel (Gebirgslandschaft). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-Fol., Flügelmappe mit lithographiertem Titelschild.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Somersetshire Archaeological and History Society Proceedings 1852-1982: 111 Vols.

      Frederick May 1953 - Missing years 1854, 1863-1869, 1875, 1876, 1873, 1872, 1871, 1889, 1887, 1885, 1882, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1902, 1929, 1961-1967. Also includes the general index to volumes 81 to 115 (1935-1971). Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Previous owner's signature in ink. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Archaeology; England; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24328. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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        Signed tribute to Steinway & Sons. New York: 1953.

      New York 1953 - Yehudi Menuhin - Great Concert Violinist. Signed tribute to Steinway & Sons. [New York], July 1953. In 1953 Steinway celebrated its Centennial & Steinway artists from around the globe wrote congratulatory tributes which were sent to Theodore E. Steinway (1883-1957), piano technician, philatelist and son of Henry E. Steinway, piano technician & the founder of Steinway & Sons. One page ALS in purple ink on plain white letterhead: "A product of the highest tradition of skill and craftsmanship in London, Hamburg and in New York, the name Steinway stands for the designation of music the world over and has become a household object in thousands of homes. Yehudi Menuhin / July, 1953" In fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Annapurna -- Heroic Conquest of the Highest Mountain -- 26,493 Ft -- Ever Climbed By Man"

      E.P, Dutton, New York 1953 - This is a unique copy of probably the most important and landbreaking book in the history of mountaineering. The account itself is almost a breathtaking read, vividly but soberly written and superbly translated from the French. Herzog was the leader of the French Himalayan expedition, which was the first in history to scale an 8,000 meter peak. He made the climb without oxygen but lost several of his fingers, which had to be amputated without anesthetic, and he endured other harrowing hardships. Herzog inscribed this copy in French to Thomas Pickering, America's most senior diplomat and career ambassador during the late 1990s and early 2000s. At first look, the inscription resembles some childish scribbling on the ffep, but one quickly recognizes that it was probably signed by Herzog for Ambassador Pickering while they were together on the slope of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, at 4,035 meters. (13,238 feet). The entire inscription reads, "14/5/68 (looks like the "6" is written over a "7") "Mon Compagne Thom, a la Montagne, Kenya. M. Herzog. 4.035 m." The binding is clean and tight, straight and unmarked save for the inscription, with no foxing. This book, on publication, was not of the highest quality in either paper or binding, but it has suffered very little deterioration except for signs of age. This copy is in blue cloth boards, with black spine and silver lettering on the spine. There is a small BCE dot on the bottom of the rear board near the spine, but no further indication that it is a BCE. This volume most likely came directly from Amb Pickering's library. The DJ is strong but with noticeable wear on the edges and 2-3 small abrasions on the rear cover in the background of the photo of Herzog. The DJ is price-clipped on the bottom flap, and "Fifth Printing" is clearly stated. Best guess is that this is a BCE with fifth printing DJ. Ambassador Pickering has affixed his signature in ink at the top of the ffep ("Thomas R. Pickering.") The DJ is slightly chipped at top and bottom of the spine, and there are small tears in the middle and at the top. The condition is pretty strong considering this copy was probably actually carried down Mt. Kilimanjaro by the recipient, Ambassador Pickering. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books First]
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        Sept Microbes vus a travers un temperament

      Paris: Les Editions Cercle Des Arts. (1953). First. First edition. Printed wrappers with applied illustration. Spine neatly repaired and with a small tear on the applied illustration, a tight, very good copy. Number 534 of an edition of 1100 copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES. THREE VOLUMES. Translated from the German by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1953 Musil, Robert. THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES. THREE VOLUMES. Translated from the German by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. London: Secker & Warburg, 1953, 1954, 1960. First Editions. Translated From the German By Eithne Wilkins & Ernst Kaiser. London: Secker & Warburg, 1953, 1954, 1960.  First editions of the English translation. 8vo, publisher&#39;s green cloth, labeled in red & gilt on the spines. Three Volumes, 8vo., xxxv, 365; vii, 454; xi, 445. A lovely set in the original near fine or better [correctly priced] dustwrappers. One of the most important novels of the Twentieth Century, a massive, panoramic novel about Vienna on the eve of World War I. Ex-Libris Harvard librarian James Walsh, with his attractive bookplate to front pastedowns of Vols II and III and a neat small bookseller&#146;s stamp on the ffe. of Vol. I. A very handsome set presented in a custom crafted slipcase. A great set. $1575. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Poesie ininterrompue II.

      nrf-gallimard [1953], [Paris] - Trade edition. 8vo. Handsomely bound in 3/4 burgundy morocco and marbled paste-paper boards, gilt fillets, four raised bands on spine, author and title gilt, top edge gilt, marbled paste-paper doublures, original wrappers bound in. Poems by Eluard with frontispiece portrait of the author. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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