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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 An unpublished translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's prose poem (1899) of war, love, and sex, and the surreal but heroic death of Christoph Rilke in the seventeenth century,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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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'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’s stamp on the ffe. of Vol. I. A very handsome set presented in a custom crafted slipcase. A great set. $1575. 1st Edition.

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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]

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        IL MOBILIO. Gli ambienti e le decorazioni nei secoli XVII e XVIII in Piemonte.

      Torino 1953 - Buona ril. edit. carton., dorso in tela, cm 35x25, pp XII di t., 266, 480 ill. b/n. Contenute tracce d’uso all’esterno, peraltro ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Mickey Mantle")

      Quarto. New York Yankees, Inc. stationery, dated July 28, 1953. Folded as mailed, a small section of bleed through from a piece of tape which was on the verso (since removed), some finger smudges, also on the verso, a very good or better example. A brief letter to a fan providing an autograph, and noting: "It sure is encouraging to know of your interest in me and the Yankees." A relatively early autograph. 1953 was Mantle's second full season with the team, and this letter has a certain poignance seldom found when encountering one of the many post-career autographs that the Yankee legend provided. .

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        I, the Jury (Three-sheet film poster)

      United Artists, Los Angeles 1953 - Original American three-sheet illustrated poster for the 1953 film noir, "I, the Jury," based on the novel by Mickey Spillane, directed by Harry Essex and starring Biff Elliot as Mike Hammer. This entry was the first of four Spillane B-movie adaptations made by the small production house Parklane, each of which featured a different actor taking on the Hammer role. Near Fine condition, with a repair along one of the folds. Rolled, on linen, 41 x 81 inches. Poster art nicely builds on the lurid illustration from the Signet paperback edition of this title. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nelson’s Letters from the Leeward Islands and Other Original Documents in the Public Record Office and the British Museum

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. - Admiral Nelson in the Caribbean[GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. [NELSON, Horatio]. Nelson’s Letters from the Leeward Islands and Other Original Documents in the Public Record Office and the British Museum: Edited by Geoffrey Rawson with Notes by Professor Michael Lewis and Engravings by Geoffey Wales. [London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953.Limited to 300 numbered copies printed on pure rag paper (this copy being No. 213). Quarto (12 5/16 x 7 1/2 inches; 313 x 191 mm.). [4, blank], 73, [1, colophon] pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece, title vignette, head-pieces, and map. Printed in Perpetua type. "Christopher Sandford designed, produced and published this book at the Golden Cockerel Press, London" (Colophon).Original red, white, and blue cloth stamped in gilt on covers and lettered in gilt on spine. Small red ink stamp on front free endpaper. A near fine copy.Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (created Viscount Nelson 1801) was Senior Naval Officer of the Leeward Islands from 1784 to 1787 on H.M.S. Boreas. During his tenure, he tried to enforce the Navigation Acts. These acts prohibited trade with the newly formed United States of America. Most of the merchants in Antigua depended upon American trade, so many of them despised Captain Nelson. As a result, he was unable to get a promotion for some time after his stint on the island. While Nelson was stationed on Antigua, he frequently visited the nearby island of Nevis, where he met and married a young widow, Fanny Nisbet, who had previously married the son of a plantation family on Nevis.Cave & Manson 191.

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        The Gospel According to St. Bernard Shaw

      Barstow, CA: Thelema Publishing Company, 1953. One of which the print run is believed to be less than 100 copies (although some state 200 copies). Collated, and complete. Consecutive pagination, and not misbound as is sometimes found. Oversized stiff wraps show extremity bumps, as per usual. Internally, light edge aging, but still clean, bright, and crisp.. First Edition. StiffTexturedWraps/SpiralBound. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Adventures of Augie March.

      Viking Press, New York 1953 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his attorney and close friend Samuel Goldberg, "To my sidekick and counsellour, and in behalf of Mintouchian, also a bosom friend of Sam Goldberg Saul Bellow." Mintouchian is a character within the novel, a lawyer who counsels Augie March on various issues. Augie confides to Mintouchian at one point, "I have always tried to become what I am. But it's a frightening thing. Because what if what I am by nature isn't good enough?" Mintouchian reassures him, "You must take your chance on what you are." Some wear to the top of the crown extremities in an excellent near fine first issue dust jacket that shows some light wear to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Association copies of Bellow's major novels seldom enter the market. The Adventures of Augie March comes on stage with one of literature's most famous opening lines. "I am an American, Chicago born, and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted." Bellow quickly found a receptive audience for his new energetic style. The critic Irving Howe took note of Bellow's "free style" manner, calling it "the first major new style in American prose fiction since those of Hemingway and Faulkner." This novel went on to win the National Book Award for 1954 and was listed on Modern Library's 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pompei alla luce degli scavi nuovi di via dell'Abbondanza (anni 1910-1923), Vol I+II, Mit sehr vielen Abb. und Falttafeln,

      La Libreria dello Stato, Roma, 1953 - 2 Bände, Roma, La Libreria dello Stato 1953f, 37x29 cm, 1110 S., OLwd. m. Goldpräg., sehr gut erhalten Sprache: it [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fishing the Pacific: Offshore and On

      Coward-McCann, Inc., New York 1953 - First edition. Illustrated by Lynn Bogue Hunt. A little foxing else fine in very good or better dustwrapper with rubbing and a few very small tears. Inscribed by the author to the great boxing champion: "For my friend Gene Tunney, with the hope he puts off Cahn Blanov(?), the world's best & the home of the Heavyweight Champ. Always, S. Kip Farrington. Dec 29 '53. From Mike Lerner." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        After the Funeral.

      London: The Crime Club, 1953 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. With the supplied dust jacket. Spine faded. Some spotting along top edge, corners faintly bumped. An excellent copy in the very lightly tanned dust jacket. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Carlo from Agatha. May 1953". From the library of Charlotte ("Carlo") Fisher (1895–1976), Christie's secretary and early amanuensis with whom Christie wrote several major early titles. The method was described by Christie in her autobiography: "Charlotte and I sat down opposite each other, she with her notebook and pencil. I stared unhappily at the mantelpiece, and began uttering a few tentative sentences. They sounded dreadful. I could not say more than a word without hesitating and stopping. Nothing I said sounded natural. We persisted for an hour. Long afterwards Carlo told me that she herself had been dreading the moment when literary work should begin." By this process Christie - or "Missus" as she was known to Fisher - would find her authorial voice. During the difficult period of the breakdown of her first marriage, Fisher was Christie's only friend and confidante. They remained close throughout their lives.

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      Paris: Gallimard, 1953., Paris - First Edition of this collection relating to the famous post-Indo-China war political scandal in France. Inscribed and Signed by Sartre on the half-title page to Françoise Adelson. Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre. A fine copy in the publisher's printed wrappers and original glassine. Housed in an elegant custom clamshell case, black cloth over marbled paper, red morocco spine label with gilt titles. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Appendices ad Hainii-Copingeri Repertorium Bibliographicum: Additiones et Emendationes: [Two Volumes]

      Milano: Gorlich Editore. (1953). Reprint. Quartos. Two volume set with volume one containing Fasciculus I-IV: 206pp., 208pp., 216pp., 208pp., and volume two containing Fasciculus V and VI (199pp. 190pp.) plus Indices 328pp., and Supplementum 109pp. and Index Auctorum Generais CXXXV. Text in Latin / Italian. Owner's name neatly printed on front endpapers, some pen marginalia, small tidemark on bottom page edges of volume one (not affecting text), hinge cracked on volume two, still a very good set. .

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      Association des Diplômés de Polytechnique, Montréal 1953 - RO40192299: 13 volumes reliés (recueils) et 14 numéros brochés. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Du n° 89, 23e année, mars 1937, au n° 156, 39e année, hiver 1953-54. Art de l'ingénieur, Economie politique et sociale, Mathématiques, Législation, Histoire, Statistique, Architecture, Sciences, Hygiène, Industrie, Forêts, Finances, Transports. Sommaire du n° 89, mars 1937: Les Etats-Unis et les rébellions de 183è-38 dans le Bas-Canada, jean Bruchési. Le rôle de la Chimie dans la formation de l'ingénieur, Jean Flahaut. La régime douanier américain, Charles Hérisson. Le fléau du déboisement dans la province du Québec, J.H. Ménard. Etude d'un gazogène à charbon de bois pour l'Alimentation des moteurs à explosion, Ls-Philippe Cousineau. Revue des Livres. Vie de l'Ecole et de l'Association. Sommaire du n° 156, hiver 1953-54: Table des matières de l'année 1953. Nos collaborateurs. La prévention de la fumée, un problème d'ingénieur, Bernard Beaupré. L'électrification rurale dans le Québec, Rodolphe Laplante. La brigade canadienne en Allemagne, Thomas Greenwood. Aspects de la politique étrangère danoise, Kay Heckscher. Les transformations économiques de la Chine, Jean Malabard. Revue des livres. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 971-Canada [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les nuits chaudes du Cap français.

      G. Raoult, Paris 1953 - REBELL Hugues - BECAT P.-E.Les nuits chaudes du Cap français.Paris. G. Raoult. 1953.Fort in-4 ( 28,5 / 24 cm ). Reliure pleine maroquin grenat dos lisse janséniste avec titre doré. Large encadrement du même maroquin sur contreplat. gardes de moire gris souris. Tête dorée.Sous étui cartonné doublé et bordé.Couverture et dos conservés. Non rogné.235 pages.Illustré de 20 Eaux-fortes originales de Paul-mile BECAT dont frontispice et 10 à pleine page.Tiré à 390 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, un des 300.Très bel exemplaire. Illustrés modernes. Curiosa. Colonies

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        Jargon 7: The Maximus Poems / 1-10

      Jonathan Williams, Stuttgart 1953 - Light blue textured paper covers rubbed at extremities; backstrip & top cover edges lightly browned; just a bit of light foxing to leaf edges, eps, else a very crisp, tight & clean volume. New slipcase NF.; Boxed; in wraps; from ltd. ed. of 50, inscribed by author on colophon: "For Gray with admiration, Charles Olson"; professionally crafted new slipcase of rice paper over sturdy cardboard to match original. ; 4to; 46 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Huacayñan. El Camino del llanto-The way of tears. Pinturas de/Pictures by. Presentación de Benjamín Carrión

      Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Quito 1953 - 30x37 Primera edición Tirada limitada de 700 ejemplares firmados y numerados a mano por el pintor, ejemplar nº 437 Carpeta con 24 hojas en rama Español/Inglés Pintura Libro Ejemplar en buen estado, carpeta con pequeñas rozaduras en los bordes Dedicatoria manuscrita del artista, fechada en Quito en 1959 en portadilla [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original Illustrations for the Book Superliner S.S. United States Written and Illustrated By Henry Billings

      New York 1953 - A group of 5 artworks which are the original black and white pen and ink illustrations for the Viking Press book, "Superliner S.S. United States"; on 3 boards; each item separately mounted; on back of all three boards are the printed Viking Press paper markers, each with the typed identifications for the art; the largest and perhaps the most dramatic is the artwork for the title page, showing the liner boldly underway, 13" x 16" overall, with added mount board edging and matte cover with clear plastic 'window' protector; other four pieces smaller, average size 7" x 8", mounted two to a board and also with 'window' mattes: illustrations for pages half-title, 55, 60, 61; two of these are of the S.S. United States, fore and stern depictions; the other two are of historic vessels, one very action-packed of a sidewheel & masted steamer 'going down' amidst storm waves; great illustrative art by Henry Billings (1901-1985), American painter, illustrator, muralist and educator, a Bronxville NY native whose murals and artworks can be found in post offices and public buildings around America, taught at Bard College for nearly 20 years and was a member of the Woodstock Artists Assoc. among others. (WWW in American Art, 1999); some wear and soiling, tears to the mount cardstock; one label chipped at corners, still identifiable; artworks very good and giving a glimpse into the artistic process of creating Billings' work on this historic American cruise ship, breaker and holder of Atlantic speed crossing records and currently still afloat - at dock in Philadelphia.

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        Obras Escogidas

      AGUILAR, S. A. DE EDICIONES 1953 - In 16° piccolo (cm. 14 x 10 ca.). Pagg. 1250 su carta bibbia, con incisione color seppia, posta in antiporta del ritratto dell'autore. Legatura editoriale in tutta pelle. Cornice incisa a secco sui piatti. Ritratto e titolo incisi in oro in un tondo sul piatto superiore, titolo e decorazioni in oro sul dorso, tagli decorati con eleganti arabeschi, 4 risguardi marmorizzati, tutti con un’incisione monocroma raffigurante l’isola di Cuba, in un riquadro. In perfette condizioni. Obras Escogidas de Josè Martì. Prefazione di Rafael Estenger. Raro esemplare da collezione delle Opere Scelte di José Juliàn Martì (1853-1895), poeta, saggista, patriota e martire cubano, pubblicato nella Cuba liberata di Fidel Castro, nel 1953, in occasione della celebrazione del centenario della sua nascita. Il nome di José Martì divenne, per tutta l’America Latina, il simbolo della lotta di Cuba per l’indipendenza dalla Spagna. Organizzò e unificò il movimento per l’indipendenza cubana e, combattendo per essa, morì sul campo di battaglia. Nella sua breve vita fu' oratore, poeta, filosofo, scrittore politico, rivoluzionario, giornalista, maestro e martire della libertà cubana: è considerato, per la sua opera poetica, uno dei precursori del modernismo. Questo volume inizia con la prefazione di Rafael Estenger, un invito all’approfondimento della conoscenza delle opere di Martì. Seguono la cronologia della vita e delle opere dell'autore e una breve bibliografia. L'antologia breve dell’enorme corpus dei suoi scritti comincia con una raccolta di ritratti e articoli pubblicati su diversi periodici internazionali, dal titolo: Uomini d’America; seguono altre sezioni che raccolgono una scelta dei suoi scritti su varie tematiche: Le arti e le lettere, Scene Nordamericane, Letture per i bambini, Cuba: ritratti, Cuba: politica e rivoluzione, Discorsi, Lettere e appunti di un viaggio. Infine , da pag. 1223, vi è una scelta di poesie dallo stile conciso e veemente, tratte dalla sua famosa opera: “Versos Sencillos” (Versi semplici). Indice da pag. 1245. (Nel volume è inoltre inserito un foglio dell’Editore,con estratto del catalogo “Joya”, di opere di autori di tutti i tempi). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Imprimatur]
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      Oxford University Press 1953 - First edition; 1953 stated on the copyright page and title page(mcmliii). Book near fine with slight darkening of gutters, and a dent at back cover that extends to last few pages of book (dent extends also to rear panel of dj and rear flap; previous owner's bookplate attached to front free end paper. Dust jacket very good with some minor wear. Comes in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Doubleday and Company, New York 1953 - First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the author. Original gray cloth, lettered yellow on spine. In original dust-wrapper which is not price clipped and displays the original price of $3 on front flap. 8vo. 250pp. Signed and inscribed on front free endpaper by Ray Bradbury to his long-time friend, collaborator and editor, "For Peter Haining Twice!! Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury 1968 and 1987 April". (Bradbury had originally signed the book 'Ray Bradbury 1968' but had later, in a different ink, signed the book again, adding the additional words and date). Probably an advance review copy as it has the date March 19 (presumably the projected release date) written on the inner flap of the d/w below the price. The cloth binding is clean and fresh with sharp corners. The text block has a trace of yellowing to page edges (as is common) but is clean and fresh with no blemishes or defects. The hinges and stitching are tight and sound throughout. The d/w has one short snagged tear just above the word 'Apples' and a little wear at head and tail of spine. The yellow of the spine panel is very slightly faded. Overall Fine in VG d/w. From the collection of the late Peter Haining (1940-2007). Peter Haining was a British publisher, anthologist and writer, a long-standing friend of Ray Bradbury who had been responsible for the first British publication in book form of many of Ray Bradbury's early stories (see Michael Ashley, William G. Contento: The Supernatural Index). A classic work of science-fiction which will always be a sought after title by collectors of the genre and a nice association copy. See our other Abe listings for several other scarce Ray Bradbury items from Peter Haining's collection. We will happily entertain offers from those wishing to acquire the whole of the Haining collection, subject to items being unsold. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ASCENS I DESCENS DE L'INTEL LECTE. Llibre de l'il luminat.

      Trad. Francesc Salvà i Miquel. Imp. Joan Sallent. Barcelona, 1953 - . 34,5 cm. 175 pàg., 4 f. Il lustr. amb 21 aiguaforts, deu d'ells capçaleres, dibuixats i acolorits a mà per Ramon de Capmany. Edició de 120 exemplars en paper de fil amb l'estat definitiu de totes les planxes (ex. 85), d'un total de 165. En rama, presentat en carpeta amb el llom de pergamí i petaca. llull. bibliofília. Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 catalàn

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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      New York:: Scribners,. 1953.. Very good. 8vo, 562 pp, b&w illus throughout, illustrated endpapers. This is a presentation copy for publication, with Lindbergh's full signature, dated August 1953. Below the inscription is noted, "Publication date is Sept. 14th". Blue cloth cover with graphic of silver airplane on front cover. Title in silver on spine. Spine is somewhat sunned, with evidence of a now removed library sticker at lower half of spine. A b&w photograph of the author and the airplane had been tipped in at the back of the volume. This work won Lindbergh the Pulitzer Prize in 1954 and recounts his historic nonstop transatlantic flight.

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        Maigret a peur.

      Presses de la cité 1953 - - Presses de la cité, Paris 1953, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 ex numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers.Très légères traces de frottements sans gravité sur les mors, sinon agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Watt [Signed]

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1953. First Edition. Wrappers. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original plum-colored wrappers (edge wear, slight loss at the spine extremities, quite short split where the front wrapper joins the spine tail, minor loss to the front wrapper's bottom right corner and a tiny bit of loss to the rear wrapper's lower left corner), SIGNED BY SAMUEL BECKETT on the title page. Samuel Beckett's second novel, "Watt" was first published by The Olympia Press in English in a Limited Edition of 1,125 copies, twenty-five of which were signed and were lettered "A" to "Y. The remaining 1,100 copies, of which this is copy 747, were intended for general circulation and were issued unsigned. Notably, the twenty-five lettered copies comprise the smallest limitation of any of Beckett's major works and copies of them rarely come to market. As none of the numbered copies were called to be signed, we surmise that signed copies of them are even rarer than are the signed lettered copies, making the copy herein described, an early work in the Beckett canon (originally written about 1943 and one of the works which first brought him to the world's attention), at least extremely scarce and more likely rare. Samuel Beckett won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". In his Presentation Speech, Karl Ragnar Gierow of the Swedish Academy noted the novel's uniqueness and stated: "In several respects, the novel Watt marks a change of phase in this remarkable [early] output. Written in 1942-44 in the South of France - whence Beckett fled from the Nazis, having lived for a long time in Paris - it was to be his last work in English for many years; he made his name in French and did not return to his native tongue for about fifteen years. The world around had also changed when Beckett came to write again after Watt. All the other works which made his name were written in the period 1945-49. " A Very Good copy of an early and important Beckett work, one of the early works which brought him to fame and the last of his novels to have been written in English, SIGNED BY SAMUEL BECKETT. EXTREMELY SCARCE TO RARE.

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        Love Among The Ruins

      U K Chapman and Hall 1953 - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION No 175 of 350 Bound in Red Buckram with gilt decoration to the front cover and gilt lettering to the spine,TEG FINE No DW [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Three Voices of Poetry.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Verve. Vol. VII. Nos. 27 & 28.

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve, 1953. 4to. Paper covered boards. Text in French. Minor wear to spine ends soiling to cover. Cover by Braque in good condition. Lacking the lithos after Chagall, Léger and Miró, but with the lithos by Mourlot after Braque, Matisse, Laurens, Giacometti, Borès and Gromaire.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Inauguration of Alvin Chandler Duke as Twenty-Second President of the College of William and Mary in Virginia

      Williamsburg, Virginia: The College of William and Mary. 1953. First. First edition. A neat bookplate on the front pastedown, fine in gray cloth gilt in a lightly rubbed, fine original marbled papercovered slipcase, the whole housed in a newer quarter leather custom slipcase. Included is the address of Dwight D. Eisenhower as President of the United States. Eisenhower has Signed his address at page 58, and additionally affixed to the rear endpaper is an original photograph of Eisenhower at the ceremony. Ike had been President for only four months when the ceremony took place. Very nicely printed at the William Byrd Press. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Monumenti Musei e Gallerie Pontificie. VASI ANTICHI DIPINTI DEL VATICANO. Vol. I: Vasi Italioti ed Etruschi a Figure Rosse. Fasc. I: Vasi Proto-italioti, Lucani, Pestani e Campani. Vasi Apuli fino a circa il 375 a.C. Vol. II: Vasi Italioti ed Etruschi a Figure Rosse. Fasc. II: Vasi Apuli da circa il 375 a.C. alla fine del IV secolo. Ceramica di Gnathia. Vasi Etruschi a figure rosse. Vasi con decorazione in colori sovrapposti, e vasi decorati con motivi geometrici e vegetali.

      citta' del vaticano Citta' del Vaticano 1953/1955 - 2 in cart., cm 33x25,5, pp 97 di testo + XXVIII Tavv. sciolte con moltissime ill. b/n., + 293 pp. di testo con 38 ill.e tavv. in b/n. sciolte dal n° XXIX al LXVIII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Joan Sallent Sucr. - Barcelona. 1953. 35X26. Holandesa pergami. 175Pág+8f+carpeta amb la serie completa de proves en sanguina de totes las planxes i vinyetes que conté aquesta Obra. L'exemplar tambe conte una planxa original. Monumental Obra de bibliófil amb un total de 21 Aiguaforts. Tirada de 16 exemplars numerats en numeros romans (Nº VII). Espectacular. Amb estuig (lleument obert). Ref 7.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        A COMPLETE SET OF 14 FLEMING / BOND 007 NOVELS Custom Clamshell Cases Only.

      Jonathan Cape, London, [1953, 1966 Book Date] - A complete set of 14 Clamshell Cases [Not Including Any Books] for all of the Fleming / Bond 007 Novels: Fine black cloth [or Nuba®], with various color sides corresponding the the individual book's dustwrapper, black velour interiors with the exception of Casino Royale which is red velour, Gilt-stamped custom designed very dark grey Nuba® title-pieces on the cloth set, gilt-stamped custom designed titles on the Nuba® set , "Sculpted" multi-layered individual designs on the side of each case. A superb & unique set including: CASINO ROYALE - 1953, LIVE AND LET DIE - 1954, MOONRAKER - 1955, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - 1956, - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - 1957, DR NO - 1958, GOLDFINGER - 1959, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY - 1960, THUNDERBALL - 1961, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME - 1962, ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE - 1963, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - 1964, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN - 1965, & OCTOPUSSY - 1966. Full leather sets available, inquire for price & delivery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Mallorca, Spain 1953 - Two very early one-page AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED by Merwin, one dated 19 January 1953 and the other 4 December, likely in 1952, the year his first book was published. Both letters are addressed to W. Price Turner of Scotland, editor of THE POET magazine. In the earlier letter, Merwin submits poems [not present] for the Winter issue and briefly discusses "the unfortunate incompetence of the Spanish postal system." In the later and lengthier letter, Merwin thanks Turner for a letter and a copy of his magazine. In part: "It is extremely heartening, ever, to find a native of the British isles who is aware that American poetry does exist. Who, if I'm not being impertinent, and for my own amusement, was the 'overpraised poet' who so happily remarked that it didn't? . Oxford University Press has imported 'a limited number' of copies of A MASK FOR JANUS [Merwin's first book] (whatever that means) at a horrifying price -- 16s. Which I suppose effectively renders it invalid in England, whether or not anything else did." Two fine and very early letters by Merwin, with one envelope addressed by the poet to Turner in Glasgow, "Escocia (Inglaterra)," with interesting content about his early work. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Banquet Song

      Barcelona: (Frederic Prokosch). 1953. First. First edition. Batik self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 44 copies, this copy number VI of 10 Roman numeraled copies in paper from Salamanca. Inscribed by the author on the front fly with a Christmas greeting. In original mailing envelope hand-addressed by Prokosch (on which an old ink bookseller's description and price appears). A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. OCLC locates four copies. .

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        La Clé des Champs

      Les Editions du Sagittaire, Paris 1953 - Edition originale. Jaquette illustrée par Joan MIRO; planches hors texte. Exemplaire sur bouffant de l'édition portant sur le faux titre un ENVOI autographe signé de Breton "A ma chère Marie Cuttoli en toute affection". ¤¤¤¤¤¤ Marie Bordes est née en 1879. Elle épousa à Constantine le Sénateur Paul Cuttoli, et partage sa vie entre le France et l'Algérie. En décembre 1926, elle ouvre rue Vignon La Maison Myrbor qui expose des tapis qu'elle fait fabriquer à Sétif d'après Picasso, Léger, Arp, Klee. A partir de 1930, elle fonde la Galerie Vignon qu'elle loue un temps à Jeanne Bucher pour y exposer des sculptures de Jacques Lipchitz. Les deux femmes devinrent amies et s'associèrent en décembre 1935 pour l'ouverture boulevard du Montparnasse de la galerie Bucher Myrbor. Marie Cuttoli partageait également sa vie avec le professeur Henri Laugier qui, fort de ses appuis politiques, exerça une action déterminante pour le développement des sciences et des arts. Ensemble ils fréquentaient les artistes et les écrivains surréalistes dont Man Ray, Nush et Paul Eluard, André Breton. En 1940, à la déclaration de guerre, c'est dans le midi chez Marie Cuttoli que Aube et Jacqueline Breton trouvèrent refuge. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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