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        L'AFFAIRE HENRI MARTIN. COMMENTAIRE DE JEAN-PAUL SARTRE. Signed.

      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]

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        REVUE TRIMESTRIELLE CANADIENNE, 1937-1953, 13 VOLUMES & 14 FASCICULES

      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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Salambó]
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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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        Harvey

      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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        THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN

      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]

      [Bookseller: Owen & Barlow Rare Books]
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        Memorie Degli Apostoli in Catacumbas; Rilievo Critico Della Memoria e Della Basicilica Apostolorum Al III Miglio Della Via Appia

      Vactican City: Pontificate Institutue, 1953 - Cloth. Very Good. Early Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 285p, index, 8 folding plates; One of the most thorough studies of the catacombs, the archaeological discoveries, with extensive plans.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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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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        MAN OF MANY MINDS [novel]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs), setting copy, with some handwritten corrections and printer instructions, on 277 sheets of letter- size bond. Together with long galley proofs of same, numbering 56 sheets.

      - The typescript is foliated [1-2] [1]-113 [114]-274 275A (the text is complete). The cover page indicates that the author (listing his Los Angeles home address) was represented by the [Forrest] Ackerman Agency (also of Los Angeles). A fairly straightforward text of this genre science fiction novel published by Fantasy Press in 1953. The tale of a mind- reading secret agent was followed by a sequel two years later, ALIEN MINDS. The typescript's last page (275A) has a note at top, crossed out in pencil by the editor, indicating its copy as an alternate ending to what presumably was on page 275 (which was evidently tossed by the editor). The note adds that the alternate ending should be used in conjunction with an alternate book title suggested by Evans: THE BIRDS AND THE BEES. Obviously, the editor took the alternate ending but not the alternate title. The galleys bear occasional handwritten corrections by Evans, who has also initialed each page at the bottom. The cover sheet has some faint stains, but the typescript is generally in excellent condition, as are the galley proofs (which have been folded once, as is typically the case). (#118300)

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le sourire au pied de l'échelle.

      Corrêa 1953 - - Corrêa, Paris 1953, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale bilingue sur papier courant. Précieux envoi de l'auteur à Thyde Monnier. Ex-dono à la plume du dédicataire sur le premier plat. Légers accrocs avec infimes manques marginaux sur le dos et le premier plat, agréable état intérieur. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice photographique. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        LOS PASOS PERDIDOS (THE LOST STEPS)

      Edición y Distribución Ibero Americana de Publicaciones, S.A., Mexico City 1953 - First Printing, one of 2,000 copies. Octavo; illustrated wrappers with French flaps; 336pp, [1]. Some trivial rubbing along lower edge, with some barely perceptible sunning to spine; very Near Fine, housed in a lovely custom clamshell case by James Tapley. The Cuban author's fourth book, written while living in exile in Caracas, Venezuela, which was the inspiration for the unnamed South American country where much of his novel takes place. A stunning copy of this Latin American highspot, virtually unread, and certainly the best we have seen after years of searching. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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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.

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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 voll.ril. 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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        ASCENS I DESCENS DE L'INTEL.LECTE

      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]

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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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        TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs)

      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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        HISTOIRES NATURELLES

      - Lausanne, André Gonin, 1953, 27x35. En feuillets, sous jaquette illustrée. Avec double emboîtage en demi parchemin, plats cartonnés illustrés. Magnifique exemplaire illustré des 29 lithographies originales et en couleurs d'Erni. Le texte, en caractères Baskerville, a été tiré chez A.Kundig. L'un des 220 exemplaires sur Rive à la forme, signé de l'artiste et de l'éditeur (214). L'ouvrage est accompagée de la suite sur Chine (sous un emboîtage identique), composé de près de 90 planches reprenant les lithographies en décomposant les couleurs. Superbe exemplaire, léger frottement sur le premier emboîtage (envoi de photos sur demande). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Histoires naturelles de Jules Renard. Illustrés de lithographies Originales

      André Gonin, Lausanne 1953 - Copy number 90 of the regular issue of 199 (of the whole edition of 250), but with an extra suite of six proofs of three of the lithographs on chine, signed by Erni and Gonin on the justification page; illustrated with 29 original full-page color lithographs by Erni; [4], 207 pp., 1 p., [3], on Rives wove paper, loose as issued, 13 x 9-7/8 in. (331 x 250 mm), in the original lithographed wrapper folders, quarter-vellum board chemise and slipcase; a complete copy, minor chips and scuffs to slipcase, else fine throughout.

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        Histoires naturelles.

      André Gonin,, Lausanne, 1953 - Lausanne, André Gonin, 1953. Gross-4°. 207, (4) S. Mit 29 ganzs., farb. lithogr. Illustrationen von Hans Erni. Lose Bogen in lithogr., brosch. Orig.-Umschlag u. illustr. Orig.-Halbpergament-Chemise in illustr. Orig.-Pappschuber (dieser leicht bestossen). Nr. 36 von 200 (GA 220 + 30 hc) Ex. in Baskerville-Antiqua auf Rives-Bütten. Mit einer signierten Orig.-Zeichnung in Blei von Hans Erni auf dem Schmutztitel. Vom Verleger u. vom Künstler im Impressum signiert. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Lose Bogen in lithogr., brosch. Orig.-Umschlag u. illustr. Orig.-Halbpergament-Chemise in illustr. Orig.-Pappschuber [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Coucou et le Roitelet.

      Editions Du Tambourinaire 1953 - In-12 long ( 190 X 115 mm ), broché sous couverture imprimée. Frontispice en couleurs de Maurice BRIANCHON. Edition originale au tirage limité à 500 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil de Johannot, celui-ci exemplaire N°4, imprimé spécialement pour Monsieur Maurice BRIANCHON. Bel exemplaire. Litterature edition-originale [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Too Late the Phalarope.

      Cape Town: Frederick L. Cannon for London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1953 - Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine and upper board dark brown, dust jacket. Endpapers browned, a few small marks to lower board, spine rolled, in the price-clipped dust jacket with chips to the corners and the head and tail of spine panel. A very good copy. Small bookseller's stamp on front pastedown. First edition, first impression of the author's second novel. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Helen [Cohen] with happy memories of Geneva and the company of you and your friends. Alan". And with the recipient's ownership signature above the inscription. Presentation copies of Paton's books are uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Pocket Full of Rye.

      New York: Dodd Mead & Company 1953 - First American edition, 8vo, (viii), 211, (1) pp. Signed by the Author on the title page. Cloth, light rubbing to extremities, d.w., not price clipped, some light browning and soiling, minor loss to lower corner of upper wrapper.

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        A Frame of Mind. Eighteen Poems.

      Printed in the School of Art University of Reading 1953 - First edition. Presentation copy from the author, "To James and Elsa Bartley in affection Kingsley Amis, 1954." Original limp bds., printed wrapps. browned and lightly soiled. Sl. browning to reverse of contents page. VG+. James is James Bartley, "Jo", (1906-1967), was a lecturer in English, University College, Swansea, a specialist in drama, particularly Irish, active in producing plays at the university. He is mentioned a number of times in Amis's Memoirs and often mentioned in letters. He was a friend and drinking partner from Amis's years as a Swansea academic. From "Memoirs", page 123. "Jo Bartley was an Ulsterman who, with a Second to live down, had taught in India, one of whom it could be justly said, 'Now that's what I call a drinking man' and a smoker to rival Willie Smyth. he liked food too, also women, doing his job and researching among obscure plays. This last interest produced his memorial, one of the funniest books I have ever read, 'Teague, Shenkin and Sawney, being an historical study of the earlier Irish, Welsh and Scottish characters in English plays'.". On page 124 he talks about a party Jo gave for some visiting African academics and quotes in full a funny poem of Jo's about not being able to enjoy heaven without one vital anatomical part. This poem is also sent to Robert Conquest, "Letters" page 805 in 1976, nearly 10 years after Jo's death to see if it was worth publishing. Conquest rejected it on theological as well as literary grounds, since 'a chap in his condition would get his prick back at the resurrection'! Letter to Amis 19-20 August 1976. Also from "Letters", To Philip Larkin 18th October, 1954. ".Sorry this is so dull.There was one party recently, at which James Bartley had removed his shirt., ostensibly for greater coolness, actually I think to display the grey rug on his chest to the young ladies.At about 4.45 James knocked us up.he wanted a light for his cigarette. I gave him one, and he went off, bewailing his lot at full bellow.and yelling to me to testify at the inquest that he was of unsound (or sound) mind when he killed himself. 'It may be sooner than you think,' he bawled in valediction. Couldn't be soon enough for me, or so I thought at the time. It is by such moments of unsought revelation that I live." Also, 19th April 1956, ".That gnarled old fool Bartley was here just now, breathing drink and waking the baby. Told me to give you his love. Said to tell you he was sorry you left Belfarts." Also, 2nd January, 1957, ".You heard, I suppose, that that fool Bartley has been arrested for being drunk in charge of his car, and getting off without the defence being called. Sodding good solicitor he had". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Childhood's End

      NY: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. One of Clarke's most famous novels, and considered by many to be one of his best. A Golden Age tale about the evolution of the human race and its joining the other advanced races of the galaxy. Ranked number 9 on Pringle's list of the 100 best science fiction novels, Childhood's End "gained praise from C.S. Lewis, among others, for its deft blend of hard science and religious mysticism," Pringle notes. Jacket spine slightly toned and shows a few faint spots, else a fine copy of a book that is rarely available in fine condition.

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        Against the Fall of Night

      Gnome Press, (New York) 1953 - First edition. A chip at the crown of both the book and the jacket, thus good or a little better in an about very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (*Islands in the Sky*): "To Ian, my favorite American, on -- appropriately enough -- the day of the solar eclipse -- 30 June 56. Arthur." Macauley was an award-winning *New York Times* journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, *Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!* (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of *Childhood's End*, while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Hogarth Press, London 1953 - Uncorrected proof. Edited by Leonard Woolf. Unprinted red wrappers. Spine a little sunned, and top corner a little bumped, still near fine. Scarce in this format. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Childhood's End

      Ballantine Books 1953 - A very good first edition signed on the title page by Clarke, in a trimmed dust jacket with a tear along the top of the spine. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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