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        The Long Goodbye

      London, Hamish Hamilton,, 1953. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full crimson morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain cream endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        More Clinical Sonnets

      New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc.,, 1953. Illustrations by Edward Gorey. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and toned jacket with some small marks and nicks and a faded spine panel. First edition, first printing. The dedication copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "advance copy – For Dudley and Cornelia with much love and gratitude for 1000 things, Merrill. New York July 1953 (due out August)". The recipient was the American poet, critic, and translator Dudley Fitts.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Desperate Hours (Author's Original Typescript, with numerous corrections)

      Random House, New York 1953 - Joseph Hayes' original typed manuscript for his most famous novel, "The Desperate Hours," with numerous authorial typeovers and editorial corrections. Stamps from the James Brown Agency (author's agent), date stamp of Sept 15 1953 and hand notation "Random House New York" to the title page. The book was published by Random House in 1954, and was so popular upon its release that the author rewrote it as both a play and a movie screenplay within a year of publication. Basis for the classic 1955 film noir directed by William Wyler and starring Humphrey Bogart and Arthur Kennedy, a story of home invasion by a group of ruthless prison escapees, that was in some ways the pinnacle of American urban paranoia in the 1950s. Housed in Hayes' original brown file folder, with his personal return label affixed (indicating a home address in Sarasota, Florida), marked in the author's hand: "ORIGINAL MANUSCIPT [sic] 'THE DESP. HRS' AS SUBMITTED TO RANDOM HOUSE."Unbound pages, Very Good condition overall, with title page and last page of text in lesser condition due to bearing most of the wear, but complete with no missing leaves. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        An Unreadable Quadrat-Print.

      [Hillversum]: Steendrukkerij de Jong & Co. 1953]. - 4to. [pp. 36] (white and red leaves cut in different sizes). with printed text in eight languages. self-wrs. dw. outer dw. (2 small tears & slight bumps to dw.; some discolouration to edges of dw.). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        DAVID. NAISSANCE DU GENIE D'UN PEINTRE. PREFACE DE JEAN CASSOU, CONSERVATEUR EN CHEF DU MUSEE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE. TEXTE DE JEAN ADHEMAR, CONSERVATEUR AU CABINET DES ESTAMPES DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE. PARIS. RAOUL SOLAR. 1953.

      1953 - IN-FOLIO EN FEUILLES DE 87 PAGES, SOUS COUVERTURE BISTRE REMPLIEE, ACCOMPAGNE DE 289 PLANCHES, LE TOUT SOUS COFFRET BOIS RECOUVERT DE TOILE ECRUE, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE CUIR ROUGE FIXEE SUR LE PLAT SUPERIEUR (42 X 31 X 16 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON). "CHAQUE OUVRAGE DE LA PRESENTE EDITION EST ENRICHI D'UN DESSIN ORIGINAL DE LOUIS DAVID APPARTENANT AU MEME CYCLE QUE CEUX PROVENANT DE LA VENTE PUBLIQUE ET AUX ENCHERES QUI EUT LIEU LE 17 AVRIL 1826, A PARIS. CES DESSINS ONT ETE REPARTIS, SUIVANT LEUR VALEUR, SUR L'ENSEMBLE DE CETTE EDITION DONT LE TIRAGE A ETE LIMITE A 289 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES, SOIT : UN EXEMPLAIRE PORTANT LE NUMERO 1, QUATORZE EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES DE 2 A 15, SOIXANTE-DIX-NEUF EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES DE 16 A 94, CENT QUATRE-VINGT-QUINZE EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES DE 95 A 289. TEXTE SUR PAPIER PUR FIL A LA FORME DES PAPETERIES JOHANNOT, DESSINS REALISES EN PHOTOTYPIE SUR PAPIER VERGE D'ANNONAY". LES 289 PLANCHES SONT CONTRECOLLEES SUR VELIN BISTRE ENCADRE DE FILETS DORES, LEGENDEES ET NUMEROTEES EN DORE. NOTRE EXEMPLAIRE, ACCOMPAGNE DE SON FEUILLET DE JUSTIFICATION PORTE LE NUMERO 43 ET COMPREND LE DESSIN ORIGINAL NUMERO 278 (PLANCHE 9) SOUS PASSE-PARTOUT VELIN BLEU ENCADRE DE FILETS DORES, AVEC CERTFICAT D'EXPERTISE AU DOS. CE DESSIN REPRESENTE UNE "ETUDE DE TETES", AVEC EN BAS, MENTION MANUSCRITE : PALAIS JUSTINIANI. "DAVID S'EST BEAUCOUP INTERESSE AUX CASQUES ANTIQUES, ET ON RETROUVE SOUVENT DANS SES TABLEAUX DES EFFETS DE CRINIERES FLOTTANTES ANALOGUES A CELUI-CI". JEAN ADHEMAR ESTIME QUE CES DESSINS DE DAVID (1748-1825) ONT ETE REALISES LORS DE SON PREMIER SEJOUR A ROME (1774-1780). COMPLETE PAR UNE BIBLIOGRAPHIE ET UNE IMPORTANTE TABLE COMMENTANT CHACUN DES DESSINS. PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS SANS AUCUNE GRAVITE, SANS LA MEDAILLE DE BRONZE ORNANT LE COFFRET, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CET OUVRAGE MONUMENTAL.

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens]
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        English Drama

      mp; 1953 - New York - Seven Gables Bookshop, 1950 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two catalogues, bound in one. Seven Gables was a Bookshop (1946-1979) in New York City ran by John Kohn and Michael Papantonio. The two men were formerly independent bookdealers and operated Collector's Bookshop and Papantonio's Bookshop. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is very mild wear to the extremities, including some fading. Internally the pages are clean with only the occasional handling mark. There isa closed tear on the title page. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        FAHRENHEIT 451

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. Octavo,. red boards, front and spine panels stamped in yellow.. A fine copy in fine white dust jacket with shallow 5x10 mm chip from. top edge of front panel, tiny nick to lower front corner tip, and 7. mm closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel. A sharp copy. Enclosed. in a custom quarter leather clamshell box. (#111876). First edition. The hardbound trade issue. (Currey binding D [no priority]). Expanded from the novella "The Fireman" published in 1951. Filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. "In a totalitarian state, books are burned and private thought or action is criminal." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-153. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine. (1953). First. First edition, binding state D (no established priority). Slight rubbing to the spine ends and a tiny tear to the edge of one leaf in the text, else fine in a lightly soiled, very good plus dustwrapper with a shallow chip at the crown, and some of the usual fading to the red "451" on the spine. Signed by the author. Francois Truffaut spent five years writing the screenplay for his 1966 film version with Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. It was the director's first film in color, as well as his first English language film. A nice copy of a very scarce Ballantine hardcover and a highspot of science-fiction literature. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        FAHRENHEIT 451

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. Octavo,. red boards, front and spine panels stamped in yellow.. Boards rubbed along lower edges, a very good plus to near fine copy. in very good or somewhat better dust jacket with some edge wear at. spine ends and corner tips with just a bit of loss at upper spine end. and lower rear corner tip, 25 mm closed tear along lower front spine. fold, some mild general dust soiling, and red "451" on spine faded to. light orange. (#114531). First edition. The hardbound trade issue. (Currey binding D [no priority]). Expanded from the novella "The Fireman" published in 1951. Filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. "In a totalitarian state, books are burned and private thought or action is criminal." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-153. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55.

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        Fondements pour la Transformation Integrale du Theatre

      Bordas, Paris,, 1953. Tome 1 (all published) Octavo. Original buff wrappers printed in black and red. Contents a little browned, wrappers lightly tanned but an exceptional copy. First edition, first printing. One of 200 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Rolling Stones

      Charles Scribner, New York 1953 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (printed price "$2.50" on front flap). A very clean, bright copy of one of the more elusive Heinlein books written for young adults published during the 1950s. No flaws. Pages are clean and unread. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Preferred Books]
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        Collage Seventeen.

      [Chicago, 1953]. - Collage of cut colored wove papers and woven cloth cord, mounted on four layered planes of glass, signed "Marie Zoe Greene" in black ink on the glass at lower right. 600 x 495 mm. (23 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches). Original massive wood frame. An important abstract collage construction in glass and colored paper by Greene-Mercier, one of Moholy-Nagy's first students at the New Bauhaus in Chicago. Dating from 1953, "Collage Seventeen" was one of twenty "polyplane collages," which represent a breakthrough of sorts in her work, and a fascinating chapter in postwar modernist abstraction. The series occupied Greene-Mercier for a decade. On its completion, the complete series was given an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in March-April 1955, at the invitation of Carl O. Schniewind, in the Department of Prints and Drawings.We quote at length from an article by Lloyd C. Engelbrecht on "Marie-Zoe Greene-Mercier: The Polyplane Collages," which appeared in "Art International" in 1978:"Marie-Zoe Greene-Mercier is best known for her grandly-scaled monumental sculpture, such as the two French Government commissions at Barcarès and Arras. Less well known is a series of collages in which she explored the spatial relationships created by separating paper and other materials by multiple panes of glass, which she has named 'polyplane collages.'"There are twenty of these collages in all, the earliest dating from 1946. The first ten to be completed were exhibited on numerous occasions as individual works, and all twenty were shown as a group in the Art Institute of Chicago in 1955. Although some were shown again as a group in the following two years in the same city, since 1957 only a few have been exhibited, at infrequent intervals. With the patina of time acquired in the last twenty years they now seem to be part of a whole, much like a musical suite in which the individual movements each make their statement, at the same time complementing one another."Greene-Mercier first turned to collage in 1945, when she made a series of three collages using the 'traditional' methods involving pieces of paper and glue. She soon yielded to the sculptor's fascination with construction in space and began to experiment with panes of glass, which she inserted between the pieces of paper. The twenty collages with panes of glass were the result, and since they followed the three without glass, she numbered them from four to twenty-three. The first two were made with three panes of glass, and the rest with four panes. Paper was pressed, and patterned Japanese paper, burlap, thread, string and rope were used as well. The panes of glass are bound tightly together with tape, and the glass is set flush with the other materials except in those collages in which parts of the glass panes were cut away for the artist by a master glass cutter ."Each collage makes a statement in the Constructivist idiom, and the forms suspended in orthogonally defined space go back to the origins of Constructivism; Malevich exhibited a black square hovering over a white ground in 1915. What Greene-Mercier has accomplished is to articulate orthogonally defined space in a new way, although employing traditional materials. (She once remarked that she rejected the idea of using plexiglass because she was attracted to the long tradition of glass as a material for artists.)"Born in 1911, Greene-Mercier first came to Chicago in 1933, shortly after graduating from Radcliffe, and was involved in Constructivist art in Chicago from the time of her arrival. In 1934 she assisted James Johnson Sweeney with an exhibition of abstract art at the University of Chicago which included the first showing of paintings by Mondrian in the city. At the New Bauhaus she studied with Archipenko and Gyorgy Kepes, as well as with Moholy-Nagy. One of her polyplane collages, "Collage Eight" (1946), was included in the exhibition "Abstract and Surrealist American Art" at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1947. Her successful [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900

      London & New York: Collins & Van Nostrand. 1953. First. Limited edition. Copy number 29 of 295, Signed by Sacheverell Sitwell, Handasyde Buchanan and James Fisher. Large folio. 22 black & white plates and 16 color plates, one folding. Bound by B. Mansell of London in three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, housed in the original slipcase with matching marbled boards. Ex-library copy, spine mark, bookplate, and one perforated stamp on the tile, else no other markings. Moderate darkening to the spine and scattered small tears to the slipcase edges, near fine. The most desirable deluxe issue of one of the best secondary works on ornithological illustrations. .

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        Kiss Me Kate: A Musical Play

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953. First. First edition. Fine in a moderately spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. A popular musical play based on The Taming of the Shrew, basis for a number of films and television movies, originally directed by George Sidney in 1953 with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, and Bob Fosse. Made just as Hollywood was trying to give television audiences a reason to return to theaters, it is reportedly the only film shot simultaneously in full frame, widescreen, and 3D versions, and consequently suffers a bit from performers repeatedly lunging themselves at the camera. Also of note is the 1968 television version directed by Paul Bogart with Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence. .

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        Fine Bird Books 1700 - 1900

      Collins & Van Nostrand, London 1953 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Packed weight = 05.00kg +. Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage. Please contact us using the 'Ask the Bookseller a Question' link before placing your order. For non UK customers special arrangements apply to parcels weighing over 5Kg (2Kg for Canada). One of the limited edition of 2000 copies in excellent condition overall. Internally generally excellent with 16 superb colour plates and 22 black and white plates. There are signs of a removed mark on the rear end papers - this does not affect the decoration. Boards and spine generally excellent and bright - very light bumping to some of the corners. Refurbished d\w with some replacement is generally in very good condition - there is some creasing which is to be expected for this book. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. We have split our books into 70 + categories. The Bianco Library website has 6 pictures of this book including both medium and large images. This description is to be read in conjunction with these photographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roman Holiday (Original poster)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1953. American one sheet film poster for the classic 1953 romantic comedy, "Roman Holiday," directed by William Wyler, written for the screen by Dalton Trumbo (writing under the front Ian McLellan Hunter), and starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, and Eddie Albert. Near Fine condition, 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 centimeters), linen-backed and rolled.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Fondements pour la Transformation Integrale du Theatre. Tome 1 (all published)

      Bordas, Paris, 1953 - Octavo. Original buff wrappers printed in black and red. Contents a little browned, wrappers lightly tanned but an exceptional copy. First edition, first printing. One of 200 numbered copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LES ESSAIS.

      - Brie-compte-Robert, Les Bibliolatres de France, 1953, 20x28, trois volumes. Reliures somptueuses en plein chagrin vert, chaque volume sous un emboîtage cartonné. Dos à 5 nerfs, joliment décorés de motifs dorés. Titre, tomaison et auteur en lettres dorées. Plats portant filets dorés et blason. Riche roulette sur les coupes. Roulette intérieure dorée. Tranches supérieures dorées. Magnique exemplaire numéroté et spécialement imprimé pour Mr Courvoisier. Un portrait de Montaigne en frontispice a été gravé par Lemagny Couverture d'origine conservée. Les trois dos sont uniformément décolorés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ascent of Everest

      Hodder And Stoughton, London 1953 - Foreword/faux signature by Prince Phillip, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. Chapter 16 by Sir Edmund Hillary and appendices by members of the expedition. Book has blue boards, gilt text on spine only. Unclipped (25/-net), wrap-around DJ by W. Heaton Cooper. 232 pp. plus: Appendix I Diary of the Expedition September 1952 - June 1953 compiled by Wilfred Noyce, Appendix II Preparations for the Everest Expedition, 1953 Organization, Appendix III Memorandum Everest, 1953 Basis for Planning ( The Ascent, The Preparatory Period, The Expedition Timetable), Appendix IV notes on Certain Items of Equipment by Charles Wylie, Appendix V Oxygen Equipment T.D. Bourdillon [signatory], Appendix VI Diet By Griffith Pugh and George Band [signatory], Appendix VII Physiology and Medicine By Griffith Pugh and Michael Ward[signatory], Appendix VIII Everest 1953 Assault Load Tables, Appendix IX Acknowledgements of Assistance in Launching the Expedition, Glossary, Index. Book slightly rubbed at tail of spine, unsunned boards retain their original colour, top edge dyed blue, corners good, gilt text as new, book is slightly cocked and bowed, fon and address, Bradley ffep, some foxing evident. DJ has darkened spine, edge and extremity wear with some chipping and tears, the longest at top rear panel being 1.3 cm. Laid in is a commemorative/souvenir menu for a dinner at the Hyde Park Hotel in Knightsbridge, London on Wednesday, 21st October, 1953. The outside of this shows the route to the summit with the various numbered level camps. The front states: Conquest of Everest 29,002 feet 29th MAY 1953. The inside carries(on the left) the Toast List (The Queen, The Everest Team. Proposed by Mr. Donald McCullough Supported by Group Captain D.F. McIntyre, A.F.C. (who had flown over Everest with the Duke of Hamilton 20 years previously). The right side carries the menu of the meal. October 21st, 1953 was also the date of the Premiere of the movie, 'The Conquest of Everest' at the Warner Cinema. The premiere was attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and members of the expedition team. Sir John Hunt's daughter presented a bouquet to the Queen who had become the monarch at roughly the same date as the successful ascent. At the left bottom of the menu are found the signatures of: T.D Bourdillon, George Band, George Lowe, Michael Ward and another signature that I surmise to be that of Charles Wylie, the organizing secretary for the expedition. The name at the top left of the menu is the same as the fon in the book. The only Bradley mention in the Index of the book is in reference to 'Bradley Boots' which was the specifically designed footwear for this expedition. The original owner of the book also had a twin brother named Harry and I speculate that one of them is the, " Mr. Bradley" referred to by Charles Wylie on p.251. A most interesting item of mountaineering/historical importance. Digital pictures available on request. Bookseller's Inventory # 110024 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape. (1953). First. First edition, first issue in first issue jacket. Owner's name dated in the year of publication ("M.V. Shaw 9/5/53"), a few spots of foxing on the endpapers and foredge, near fine in very good or better dustwrapper with some small stains and foxing confined to the flaps and rear panel, and a small mark at the base of the spine. In a custom quarter-morocco and cloth slipcase. A very attractive copy of the increasingly elusive first James Bond novel, no more than 3000 copies were printed of the first issue. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Signed tribute to Steinway & Sons. New York: 1953.

      New York 1953 - Pablo Casals - [1876-1973]. Legendary Spanish Catalan cellist. Signed autographed tribute to Steinway & Sons. In French. "C'est avec plaisit que je me joints a Tous ceux qui enverront leur félicitation à la famille Steinway à l'occasion du centenaire de la fondation de cette célèbre firme. Pablo Casals / Prades (P.O.) / France / 16 Juin 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 on plain white letterhead in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Watt (2 copies) - Eh Joe & Other Writings - Lessness: Signature 9 - Three Occasional Pieces

      Paris/London: The Olympia Press - Collection Merlin/Calder & Boyars/Faber and Faber, 1953 - 1982 - 1. Watt. Paris: Collection Merlin - The Olympia Press, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in fine original wrappers. Number 446 of 1100 copies. Laid in is the rare Olympia Press flyer, advertising Watt, Plexus (by Henry Miller), A Tale of Satisfied Desire (by Pierre Angelique) and the Memoirs of Fanny Hill (by John Cleland). 2. Watt. London: Calder & Boyars, 1963. First English Edition, Second Printing (1970). A near fine copy. 3. Eh Joe & Other Writings. London: Faber and Faber, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a (near) fine dustwrapper. 4. Lessness – Signature 9. London: Calder & Boyars, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a (near) fine dustwrapper. 5. Three Occasional Pieces. London: Faber and Faber, 1982. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in (near) fine original printed wrappers. Price for the collection: CHF 1700. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Watt

      The Olympia Press/Paris 1953 - Paris: The Olympia Press, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. No. 446 of 1100 copies. A beautiful, fine copy in very slightly rubbed, original wrappers. Laid in is the rare Olympia Press flyer, advertising Watt, Plexus (by Henry Miller), A Tale of Satisfied Desire (by Pierre Angelique) and the Memoris of Fanny Hill (by John Cleland). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Life Among the Savages

      New York: Farrar Straus & Young. (1953). First. First edition. A couple of tiny spots on the first few pages, and a little edgewear, a sound, very good copy in good plus dustwrapper with tape repairs, some splitting and small chips. The Dedication Copy of Jackson's fourth book, and her first book of nonfiction, Inscribed by the author to her parents: "For the children's grandparents from the children's mother with all my love -- Shirley. May 1953." The printed dedication reads: "For the Children's Grandparents." The first of Jackson's two books about her home life, revolving around her children, the "savages" of the title. As important a copy as you are ever likely to find. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Holy Places

      London & New York: The Queen Anne Press; The British Book Centre,, 1953. With Wood Engravings by Reynolds Stone. Quarto. Original red morocco, titles to spine gilt, grey endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Reynolds Stone. Lightly rubbed at extremities, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, and slightly toned jacket with tears and small chips at the corners and ends of the spine panel. First edition, first impression, US issue. One of 50 specially bound copies from a limited edition of 1,000 copies for the US signed by the author and the illustrator on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ENGLAND YOUR ENGLAND AND OTHER ESSAYS

      London:: Secker & Warburg,. 1953. First edition. Proof copy in fragile, gray, printed wraps. Eleven essays including "Why I Write," "Anti-Semitism in Britain," and "Inside the Whale." Small piece at bottom corner of front cover torn off, and minor edgewear but still very good in specially made clamshell box with leather label. Scarce, if not rare.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Junkie. Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

      NY: Ace. (1953). Burroughs' pseudonymous first book, a paperback original bound back-to-back with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Junkie was a straightforward narrative of Burroughs' experiences with drugs; the publisher chose to release it couched in an anti-drug context, as a first person example of the horrors of drug use, and bound with a narcotic agent's memoir. A couple small spots of rubbing; darkening to page edges, else near fine, with the spine square and no creasing to it. Very uncommon thus. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Costumes of Chios. Their Development from the XVth to the XXth Century

      London: B.T. Batsford, (1953). . Limited edition, one of 500 copies, of which 450 were for sale. 4to. xvi, 338 pp. Blue quarter morocco over cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels. 111 plates, of which 83 are in colour and 28 are black and white, further illustrations set in the text. Spine slightly faded, a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Costumes of Chios: Their Development from the XVth to the XXth Century

      B.T. Batsford LTD, London, 1953. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Text unmarked. Spine slightly cocked. Dust soiling and light dampstain to edge of text block. Text is unaffected. Color and black & white illustrations. Boards lightly bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Boards soiled. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 147119..

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        Chacun sa chimère. (Ein jeder trägt an seinem Wahn). Cinq eaux-fortes de Warja Honegger-Lavater.

      - O.O. (Zürich), Dölf Hürlimann 1953. 36 : 27,3 cm. 2 Bl. u. 5 Original-Kaltnadel-Radierungen kombiniert mit Farblithographie. In Orig.-Karton u. schwarzem Orig.-Büttenumschlag mit Titelaufdruck in Weiss. Erste Ausgabe des frühen graphischen Mappenwerks der Künstlerin in nur 25 Exemplaren. Vorliegend Ex. 1/25. - Jede Radierung von Warja Lavater in Bleistift numeriert, betitelt, signiert und datiert. - Die Titel der einzelnen Drucke: Les principes / Die Prinzipien - La tradition / Die Tradition - La crainte du demain / Die Lebensangst - Le complexe d'infériorité / Das Minderwertigkeitsgefühl - L'ambition / Der Ehrgeiz. - Angeregt durch den Text von Charles Baudelaire schuf die Künstlerin die fünf Figuren, die an ihrem Wahn tragen. - Der unbedruckte Kartonumschlag am Rückenfalz zur Hälfte entzwei, der schwarze Büttenumschlag mit unterlegten kleinen Randeinrissen und kleiner Beschädigung mit Fehlstelle an der Vorderkante, sonst schönes Exemplar des seltenen Portfolio. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        LETTERATURA, (terza serie) 1953-1960 rivista di lettere e di arte contemporanea , Roma, De Luca editore, 1953

      - 18 x 25 , br.,bs., pp.120-150, La rivista prosegue l'attivit? letteraria e culturale, ben delineata dalla precedente serie cessata nel 1947 - Tra il 1950 ed il 1951 uscì una seconda serie di 18 numeri editi da Carnesecchi e Neri Pozza ma la rivista ebbe breve vita. Qui, in questa terza serie, Il direttore è sempre Alessandro Bonsanti, con redattore Ferruccio Ulivi e con validi collaboratori . Nel comitato di redazione L. Anceschi, Mario Luzi, G.Macchia, Sergio Solmi. Sulla rivista ci sono importanti scritti di P.P.PASOLINI, Loria, Libero De Libero, Raimondi G., Carlo Bo, Quasimodo, Bigongiari, Fausto Pirandello, Giorgio Vigolo, C. E. Gadda, Ottone Rosai, L. Sciascia, P.P. Trompeo, Bonaventura Tecchi e tanti altri. ANNO PRIMO - 1953 - NUM. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5/6. ANNO II - 1954 - NUM. 7, 8/9, 10, 11/12. ANNO III - 1955 - NUM. 13/14. 15/16. 17/18. ANNO IV - 1956 - NUM. 19/20, 21/22, 23, 24. ANNO V - 1957 - NUM. 25/16, 27/28, 29, 30. ANNO VI - 1958 - NUM. 31/32, 3/34, 35/36 ANNO VII - 1959 - NUM. 37/38, 39/40, 41/42. ANNO VIII - 1960 - NUM. 43/45, 46/48. Nel 1961 inizier? una "nuova serie" Questa raccolta di 8 annate viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        La dévotion à la Croix.

      Nrf 1953 - - Nrf, Paris 1953, 11x16,5cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Albert Camus, un des exemplaires numérotés sur Alfama. Dos très légèrement passé et infime trace de pliure en marge du premier plat, sinon très bel exemplaire. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus "A (Eugène) Clairin, ces images surnaturelles, avec la terrestre amitié d'Albert Camus." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Hépérile éclaté. [Par] Raymond Hains, Jacques de la Villeglé, Camille Bryen.

      Paris (The authors), [1953]. - (20)pp. Loosely inserted, as issued: folding double-sided tract/prospectus by the three collaborators, handsomely designed with an elaborate lettriste composition. Sm. 8vo. Cream wraps., printed in grey, with wrap-around band printed in black. Stitched and inserted loose in wrapper, as issued. One of 300 copies "conformes à la maquette," numbered by hand with a lettrist designation, from the edition of 1000 in all. Bryen’s phonetic poem, first published by P.A.B. in 1950, is here reproduced and distorted using a glass frame spline. An exquisite and historic instance of Hain’s and Villéglé’s lettres éclatées, an aspect of Ultra-Lettrist investigation. Presentation copy, inscribed in blue ink (partly in lettriste characters) by Raymond Hains, "avec mes meilleurs voeux pour 1961," on a preliminary leaf. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ars Libri, Ltd. (ABAA)]
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        Christmas cards; four copper engravings, individually signed and dated by the artist, with fulsome inscriptions in his hand to the Buckland Wrights on the versos of three.

      4 Christmas cards, Dolf Rieser to John Buckland Wright, 1937-1953. - Full-margined copies on various papers in fine condition. (1) Copper engraving on blue paper, 12/40, signed and dated 1937, untitled, depicting Masai tribesmen, inscribed on verso: "Happy new year 1938 & good luck! Dolf Reiser". (2) Copper engraving on white paper, signed, semi-abstract of a growing plant, inscribed on p.[4] "A Merry X-Mas 1947 to you and Mary from Dolf and Barbara Rieser". (3) Copper engraving on grey paper, signed and dated 1952, untitled, depicting a bird trapped amidst a complex mesh of netting - a very fine image - inscribed on p.[4]: "A Merrry Christmas and all the best in the New Year from the Riesers. Dear John! P.S. Shall see you in the New Year but was too busy printing the folder of the Folio prints (which is doing well!!!) - to come to the Slade. Dolf." (4) Copper engraving on white paper, signed and dated 1953, untitled abstract image (flames into plants), inscribed on p.[4]: "A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from Dolf, Barbara, Richard & Martin Rieser, 1953." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Collinge & Clark]
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