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        Meet Me at the Morgue

      Alfred A. Knopf 1953 - Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book has some spotting at bottom of page edges; some darkening at gutters. Original price of $2.50 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. Very slight edge wear and foxing. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        REVOLT IN 2100

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers,. [1953]. Octavo,. cloth-backed boards.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a touch of edge wear and some. age-darkening to spine panel. (#127903). First edition. One of the subscriber's copies signed by Heinlein on inserted blank leaf. Part of Heinlein's "future history" series. See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3- 89. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 220. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54.

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        BELLO JACQUARD ORIGINAL DE FERNANDO CASABLANCAS SIGLO XX (44X31) 1953

      1953 - Sabadell. Escuela Industrial de Artes y Oficios. Prof. Luis Mas. 1953.40X30. Bello Jacquard Original de Fernando Casablancas. Presentado en carpeta. De esta Obra tenemos 2 ejemplares posteriores de 1974 en conmemoración del centenario de su nacimiento. Consultar via telefónica. Ref 79. lL. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Philosophische Untersuchungen / Philosophical Investigations. Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1953.

      - First impression of the first edition. 'Wittgenstein refrained from publishing the Investigations during his lifetime, but his explicit wish was that it be published posthumously, a wish that he probably did not have with respect to any of the rest of the voluminous work he produced between 1929 and 1951. Wittgenstein believed that the Investigations could be better understood if one saw it against the background of [his 1922 book, the] Tractatus. A considerable part of the Investigations is an attack, either explicit or implicit, on the earlier work. This development is probably unique in the history of philosophy - a thinker producing, at different periods of his life, two highly original systems of thought, each system the result of many years of intensive labors, each expressed in an elegant and powerful style, each greatly influencing contemporary philosophy, and the second being a criticism and rejection of the first' (Norman Malcolm in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Large 8vo, x [+xe], 232 [+ 232e], publisher's blue cloth, gilt spine lettering dulled as usual, lower board marked, unclipped dust-jacket with spine somewhat darkened, a few edge nicks and short closed tears, and a 3-line note on the rear flap, the errata neatly corrected in ink and ticked as such on the errata slip inserted loose, generally a very good clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Märchen von Alinda der Puppe. Mit lithographiertem Titel und Druckvermerk in Blau sowie lithographiertem Text mit Illustrationen von G. Meistermann.

      Steinheim, Forum Bildkunst Verlag [um 1953].. Weißer Orig.-Halbleinenband. Gr.-Folio. - 1 von 50 numerierten Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. - Ausgesprochen seltene graphische Arbeit von G. Meistermann. Großformatiger und sehr breitrandiger Druck auf festem, chamoisfarb. Papier (Format ca. 50 : 40 cm). - Bindung etw. lädiert, Einband gelöst. - Extremely rare print by G. Meistermann. With lithographed title and printer's note in blue as well as lithographed text with illustrations. White orig. half cloth. - Binding somewhat blemished, boards loose..

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst GmbH vorm. F. Dörling Gmb]
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        Golden Apples of the Sun

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1953 - Fine in a fine dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. 1953 printed on the title page. SIGNED by Bradbury on the title page. Price-clipped. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Silver Chair

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1953 - The book is firmly bound in clean dark blue cloth lettered in silver to the spine, the corners and spine ends are slightly bumped and there is a faded patch to the cloth at the top of the spine. The text block is slightly age toned with minor foxing to the edges and also to the earlier and later leaves, it is free from inscriptions. The dust jacket is the original and not price clipped, it is has had minor restoration to some small areas of loss and closed tears, it is slightly foxed and age toned and the spine is a little faded, but overall it is a very attractive example. The most uncommon of the Narnia series to find as a first edition in an original dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J and M Books Limited]
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        ASSIGNMENT IN ETERNITY: FOUR LONG SCIENCE FICTION STORIES

      Reading: Fantasy Press [1953], 1953 First edition. Copy #147/500 numbered "Special Edition for advance orders" copies signed and inscribed [as issued] by the author on the special "nebula" leaf. Brick red cloth with gold gilt spine lettering/decoration [Currey "A" binding], [256] pages [last numbered page is 255]. Inscribee's bookplate to the front paste-down else VG+/Near Fine copy [light spine toning] in attractive VG+ Dust Wrapper [light wear to the spine head, minor wear to the spine heel, 3/8" bottom edge tear to the rear panel.. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Other Worlds Bookstore]
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        Schöne neue Welt: Ein Roman der Zukunft

      FISCHER Taschenbuch, 1953.. 256 Seiten Taschenbuch. Taschenbuch von 1998 vierte Auflage - Cover anders - Taschenbuch vom Fischerverlag - ISBN: 3596200261 mit 252 Seiten guter Zustand. ( Aldous Huxley, Schöne neue Welt Roman ) 15. 411

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat]
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        A is an Alphabet by Andy and Corky

      [New York: Andy Warhol, 1953]. Plates very lightly toned, else fine in the near fine glassine jacket, with a few small tears along the spine, housed in a custom-made slipcase. A beautiful survival. OCLC lists a single copy at Princeton.. First Edition. Unbound octavo. Loose lithographs in a vellum folder as issued, this copy lacking the typewritten octagonal label, but SIGNED by Warhol on the vellum, presumably at publication, as "Andrew Morningstar". Additionally, Warhol has also SIGNED the vellum in a later hand, and SIGNED and initialed one of the plates, and initialed another. Warhol's first pre-pop artists' book, self-published, featuring a series of 26 offset monochrome lithographs, one for each letter of the alphabet, with text by Ralph T. Ward. Warhol would commonly give his self-published books away to friends, publishers, clients, etc.

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        BOB WILLOUGHBY: AUDREY HEPBURN PHOTOGRAPHS 1953-1966 - DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

      (WILLOUGHBY, BOB) (HEPBURN, AUDREY). Willoughby, Bob. BOB WILLOUGHBY: AUDREY HEPBURN PHOTOGRAPHS 1953-1966 - DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. Signed and Numbered by the Photographer. Koln, GERMANY: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2010. First Edition 1/1000 Deluxe. Folio. Boards in a Clamshell Box. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 282pp, profusely illustrated in black & white. Text in English, German and French. "In his distinguished career as a Hollywood photographer, Bob Willoughby took iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Fonda, but remains unequivocal about his favorite subject: Audrey Hepburn. Willoughby was called in to shoot the new starlet one morning shortly after she arrived in Hollywood in 1953. It was a humdrum commission for the portraitist often credited with having perfected the photojournalistic movie still, but when he met the Belgian-born beauty, Willoughby was enraptured. "She took my hand like...well a princess, and dazzled me with that smile that God designed to melt mortal men's hearts," he recalls. As Hepburn's career soared following her Oscar-winning US debut in "Roman Holiday", Willoughby became a trusted friend, framing her working and home life. His historic, perfectionist, tender photographs seek out the many facets of Hepburn's beauty and elegance, as she progresses from her debut to her career high of "My Fair Lady" in 1963. Willoughby's studies, showing her on set, preparing for a scene, interacting with actors and directors, and returning to her private life, comprise one of photography's great platonic love affairs and an unrivalled record of one of the 20th century's touchstone beauties". A pristine example of this extraordinary volume - a must-have for the Audrey completeist that sold out upon publication - limited to one thousand copies in a decorative clamshell box SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the late Bob Willoughby, unopened in the publisher's shrinkwrapped printed shipping carton, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-8365-1889-9 Inventory Number: 023236&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Herausgegeben von Edgar Jene und Max Hölzer. [Heft 2 von 2].

      (Paris, Editions Surreallistes, 1953).. 4°. Mit 8 tlw. ganzs. Illustrationen. 32 S., Illustr.-OKart. (von Toyen).. Erstausgabe des äußerst seltenen zweiten und zugleich letzten Heftes der "Surrealistischen Publikationen" (das erste Heft erschien 1950 bei Haid in Klagenfurt). - Mit Texten bzw. Illustrationen von Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Andre Breton, Hans Arp, Benjamin Peret, Edgar Jene, Antonin Artaud, Michael Guttenbrunner, Rudolf Pointner, Rudolf Wittkopf, Max Hölzer, Franz Rogler u.a. - Schönes, unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. - Laakmann/Tgahrt 428.

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        The Bridges at Toko-Ri

      - (New York): Random House, (1953). First Edition. 8vo. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, SNEAB]
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        The Effects of Progesterone and Related Compounds on Ovulation and Early Development in the Rabbit

      Acta Physiologica Latinoamericana, Vol 3. Nos 2 y 3. PAMPHLET. A collection of 9 offprints including the 1953 offprint Garrison and Morton 1931.2 First practical demonstration of an oral contraceptive. The other offprints included: Nutrition of the rabbit ovum in vitro (1942) small tear top edge; The Maintenance of Embryo Life in the Ovariectomized rabbits (1938) with Nicholas T. Werthessen name in ink front blank; The comparitive behavior of mammalian eggs in vivo and in vitro IV: The development of fertilized and artificially activated rabbit eggs (1939) some splitting at spine fold, name in ink front cover, some highlighting; The Breeding of Some Rabbits Produced b recipients of Artificially Activated Ova (1939); Further Studies on the Parthenogenetic Activation of rabbit eggs (1940); Effectiveness of an Oral Contraceptive (1959) with various other authors; The effects of Mitosis-Inhibiting Treatments on Normally Fertilized Pre-Cleavage Rabbit Eggs (1939) with C. H. Waddington highlighting on front cover where title has been typed in, name in ink; The Comparative Behavior of Mammalian Eggs in Vivo and in Vitro (1939) with Barbara Saunders. All have the ownership stamp and are from the library of Cornell researcher Robert H. Foote. "Robert H. Foote, the Cornell University researcher who pioneered the study of DNA synthesis in the testes, in vitro fertilization and other aspects of reproduction." from his obit that appeared in the Boston Globe. All are in very good condition except for the defects mentioned. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1953.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900

      London: Collins & Van Nostrand, 1953. Folio, with many illustrations; a very good copy in original half cloth, dustjacket torn. One of 2000 copies of this attractive book, a standard reference for ornithological collectors.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Love is a Pink Cake

      New York: Andy Warhol 1953 - First Edition. Unbound quarto. SIGNED by Andy Warhol (in a later hand) on the first page and again on the protective paper wrapping. Additionally initialed on three different pages, with the words "tra" and "la" written in pencil on two occasions, possibly at the time of publication. Portfolio of Warhol's second pre-pop artists' book, featuring 25 offset lithographs illustrating famous love stories of historical, mythical, and literary lore. Warhol's images are accompanied by his partner Ralph T. "Corkie" Ward's playfully lyrical poems. Their collaboratiion was intended to celebrate the beginning of their relationship after a two-year courtship, and was distributed to friends who lived in their apartment building. Contents in close to fine condition, with a folded paper sheet wrapped around the loose pages; a piece from the rear has been torn off. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. OCLC locates only three copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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        Die Begegnung. Vorabdruck des Eisenbahnkapitels aus "Die Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull"

      Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde (VOB), 1953.. 1. Auflage - 725 Exemplare 73 (1) Seiten 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, grüner Halbledereinband im Schuber. sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar, typographisch schöner Druck in Diethelm-Antiqua auf Zerkall-Bütten, Wasserzeichen im Titelblatt, die ursprüngliche Normalausgabe im bibliophilen Pappband (Exemplare 126 - 725; hier: 604) wurde nachträglich mit einem Lederrücken, Goldschnitt am Kopf und einem Schuber mit Lederecken versehen. mit einer ausführlichen Widmung und Signatur Thomas Manns auf dem Vorsatz (nicht verzeichnet in: "Widmungen von Thomas Mann 1887-1955", Hrsg. G. Heine, P. Schlommer, Buddenbrookhaus/DrägerDruck Lübeck) Bitte warten Sie nach Ihrer Bestellung unsere Vorausrechnung per E-Mail ab oder zahlen Sie per Paypal an info@signiertebuecher.de.

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        ORIGINAL ART: GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES

      ROJANKOVSKY FEODOR ORIGINAL ART GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES OFFERED. ROJANKOVSKY, FEODOR. ROJANKOVSKY,FEODOR. ORIGINAL ART: GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES. Offered here are 3 fine original watercolor that appear on p. 57 of The Giant Book Of Cat Stories published by Golden Books in 1953. The 3 images are attractively mounted, matted and framed to 21 inches wide x 17 1/2" high. They could be separated and framed individually. The first image is a fabulous giant cat reading a book with farm buildings, bird, foliage etc. in the background. It measures 9" high x 12" with 2 corners slightly trimmed. The second image is a cat dressed in pants, vest and jacket. He wears a cap and carries a briefcase and cloth parcel. It measures 4 x 4". The last image is a cat walking upright in the city with a fire hydrant and street background. It is slightly less finished than the other two and although finished it may not be the final image. It measures 4" wide x 3 3/4" high." wide x 11", matted and framed to 14 3/4 x 17 1/4". Rojankovsky was a Russian emigre artist who became an important illustrator of children's books. He illustrated the Domino Press' landmark Daniel Boone, and won the Caldecott Award in 1956 for Frog Went A'Courtin. Original art by Rojan rarely appears on the market and these are great images.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Prime Minister Ben-Gurion appreciates receiving a copy of the ?Journalists Yearbook? but is upset that the editor published one of his speeches delivered at a journalists meeting without first notifying him which he feels ?is not the way to do things ? not legally nor morally??

      Typed Letter Signed ?D. Ben-Gurion? as first Israeli Prime Minister, 1p, 8.5? x 10.75?. Jerusalem, May 24, 1953. In Hebrew on Prime Minister stationery. Ben-Gurion has extended his last downstroke at the final ?n? with a 7?-long horizontal stroke across the entire page! Fine condition.?To the editor of the Journalists? Yearbook, Dan Piness.? In full, ?Dear Piness, I congratulate you but unfortunately I have a complaint. Why did you publish my speech delivered in the journalists? meeting without notifying me. This is not the way to do things ?" not legally nor morally. This does not lessen my appreciation for the book.?

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Little House on the Prairie

      Harper & Brothers, 1953. Hardcover. Good/GOOD. Signed by Illustrator. 1953. 334 pages. Signed by the illustrator, Garth Williams, with dedication. Illustrated and signed by Garth Williams. Edition or print history not stated.Pink boards with cream cloth spine and a blue pictorial dust jacket. Tightly bound bright pages with light tanning to text block edge. B&W illustrations throughout. Illustrator dedication and signature to FFEP and signature to title page. Lightly tanned boards with light surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Small area of moderate scuffing to the middle of the spine. Light lean to the spine. Light chipping, tearing, foxing and tanning to the dust jacket spine and its extremities. The dust jacket is unclipped.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Sea Charts of the South Coast of England

      1953-4. Half Morocco. Near Fine. 8vo. 21 by 16 cm. 53 pp., with fold-out maps, etc. Many maps meticulously drawn and colored with blue, gray and a touch of red wash of the coastline of Southern England from Cornwall to Dover. These maps were drawn by a young yachtsman enthusiast who ultimately turned professional. The maps were done ostensibly as a tool both to learn the coast better and for use, but plainly Coldwell, whether consciously or not, created something that transcends a mere utilitarian purpose, for the maps and charts exude a beauty that the common lined notebook paper can not extinguish. Coldwell was among fourteen participants lost in the Fastnet Summer race of 1979 in a horrific storm. Also one page of painted banners, and throughout are neatly written notes on how to handle particular waters. The old note paper has soiling and waviness from use. The later recasing is pristine, with some clean extra leaves in the back.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Index Testaceologicus; or A Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign, Arranged According to the Linnean System with the Latin and English Names, References to Authors, and Places Where Found

      Richard Taylor, London, UK - With: Supplement to the Index Testaceologicus and A List of the Plates of the "Index Testaceologicus," with the Lamarckian Names Adapted to the Figures in Each Plate. No date. 188pp + supplements. Over 2700 miniature hand-colored engravings were drawn from original specimens in private collections. Originally trained as a surgeon, Wood left the trade to work as a naturalist and wrote several books, this one being his most important. Full leather with gilt rules and blind stamping on both covers, a bit scuffed, edges of boards rubbed. Text is clean and free of markings, several owner and bookseller stamps and signatures to first few pages. With laid in envelope and letter from Mark Cohen of Marks & Co. Booksellers to Mary Helen Dawson dated January 30th, 1953, with additional receipt from bookseller Norman Colbeck. This copy was the gift of Mark Cohen at Marks & Co., Booksellers at 84, Charing Cross Road to Mary Helen Dawson, wife of Glen Dawson, co-owner of Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles during the 1940s through the 1990s. Mary Helen was an avid shell collector. In the book 84, Charing Cross Road, the author begins a correspondence with Frank Doel, bookbuyer for the Marks & Co. bookstore in 1949 after being unable to find a US source for the British literature. The correspondence developed into a friendship, with gifts and food parcels being sent overseas to help with the shortages after WWII. The story of the Marks & Co. bookstore with the Dawsons is a nice parallel, with Glen Dawson originally visiting England in the 1930s to learn the book trade and maintaining a close relationship after. As WWII threatened, Marks & Co. sent many of their books to the US for safekeeping, with the understanding that they would be returned or sold. Dawson's was able to sell the books and send large checks back to England. The letter, handwritten on Marks & Co. stationery, attests to this friendship. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        The Quarterly Review of Literature, Volume VII, Number 2 [Signed Twice]

      Annandale-on-Hudson, New York: Bard College, 1953. Wrappers. Very Good. A Very Good copy of Volume VII, Number 2 of the Quarterly Review of Literature, an independent literary journal founded in 1943 by Warren Carrier, and co-edited and published from 1944-1999 by Poet and Professor Theodore (Ted) Weiss and his wife, Renée Weiss. This issue contains work by George Seferis, E. E. Cummings, Ann Adams, George W. Nitchie, George P. Elliott, and Atsushi Nakajima. George Seferis' entry, an early Seferis Poem titled "Myth of Our History" ("Mithhistorima" in anglicized Greek), was translated by Kimon Friar whose introduction of Seferis precedes the Poem in this issue. This is a very good copy with some of the typical bending and wear at the wrapper edges caused by their being larger than the page block. This copy has been SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS at his entry and is ALSO SIGNED BY KIMON FRIAR at the head of his introduction. In the Quarterly Review of Literature, Ted and Renée Weiss frequently published Poets and other Authors, such as John Ashbery and Ted Hughes, before they achieved much acclaim. Though by 1953, Seferis' work had been published in English, in England, we find no earlier publication of his work in America. A Greek Diplomat, Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, George Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. Kimon Friar was a noted Greek-American Poet, an editor of periodicals dealing with Greek culture, and a translator of Greek Poetry including, most notably, Nikos Kazantzakis' epic poem "The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel". Beyond our shelves, books signed by George Seferis are quite scarce. A Very Good copy of the important American debut publication of George Seferis's work, SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS and also SIGNED BY THE TRANSLATOR KIMON FRIAR.

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        A Tale of Satisfied Desire

      Paris, France: The Olympia Press, 1953. Soft cover with white boards and original mustard colored dust jacket with printed title and border to front. Dust jacket with very light/minimal wear, light bump to heel of spine and three very small red scuff marks to rear panel. Book like fine, clean and bright throughout. Binding tight and square. A fine copy overall. First English translation. . wrappers. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Book.

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        The Effects of Progesterone and Related Compounds on Ovulation and Early Development in the Rabbit

      Acta Physiologica Latinoamericana, Vol 3. Nos 2 y 3. PAMPHLET. A collection of 9 offprints including the 1953 offprint Garrison and Morton 1931.2 First practical demonstration of an oral contraceptive. The other offprints included: Nutrition of the rabbit ovum in vitro (1942) small tear top edge; The Maintenance of Embryo Life in the Ovariectomized rabbits (1938) with Nicholas T. Werthessen name in ink front blank; The comparitive behavior of mammalian eggs in vivo and in vitro IV: The development of fertilized and artificially activated rabbit eggs (1939) some splitting at spine fold, name in ink front cover, some highlighting; The Breeding of Some Rabbits Produced b recipients of Artificially Activated Ova (1939); Further Studies on the Parthenogenetic Activation of rabbit eggs (1940); Effectiveness of an Oral Contraceptive (1959) with various other authors; The effects of Mitosis-Inhibiting Treatments on Normally Fertilized Pre-Cleavage Rabbit Eggs (1939) with C. H. Waddington highlighting on front cover where title has been typed in, name in ink; The Comparative Behavior of Mammalian Eggs in Vivo and in Vitro (1939) with Barbara Saunders. All have the ownership stamp and are from the library of Cornell researcher Robert H. Foote. "Robert H. Foote, the Cornell University researcher who pioneered the study of DNA synthesis in the testes, in vitro fertilization and other aspects of reproduction." from his obit that appeared in the Boston Globe. All are in very good condition except for the defects mentioned. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1953.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        The Adventures of Augie March

      The Viking Press, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New York: Viking Press, 1953: First American Edition, First Printing, First State with the orange topstain. Signed by the author on the title page. In a second state dust jacket, lacking the advertisement for The Short Novels of John Steinbeck on the rear dust jacket flap. In Good overall condition, in a Good dust jacket. Pages are clean for the most part, but show a few light smudges and signs of handling. Gift inscription to a previous owner on the front paste down. Side of page block shows light wear, with light tide marks. Sunning and wear to boards, with a light lean to the spine. Edge wear, rubbed corners. The dust jacket shows soiling, creases, edge wear, chipping with a bit of loss and rubbing. The jacket is repaired with tape from the verso. Rare signed, first state.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT [A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL] [later revised and expanded under the title: THE CITY AND THE STARS]

      New York: Gnome Press Inc [1953], 1953 First edition. This copy has been inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Blue boards with purple spine lettering, 223 pages. VG+ copy [scattered light shelfwear, faint scattered top edge foxing] in bright attractive VG+/Near Fine Dust Wrapper with a small area of light colored staining to the lower right corner of the rear panel.. Signed. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Space Merchants

      Ballantine 1953 - First edition. Very good book with some wear on edges. Dust jacket bright with richard Powers cover, clipped with slight clipping. Inscribed by Fred Pohl to Dave with year '80. This is one of the classics of science fiction with a hardcover run of about 500. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dave Silva]
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        Go Tell it on the Mountain

      New York: Knopf, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some soiling to the rear panel, chipping to the head of the jacket spine and wear to the extremities. Baldwin's first novel, about a day in the lives of various members of a Harlem church and about their forebears, established him as the one of the leading black novelists. Stated first edition. Signed by Baldwin on the half title page. Signed by the author.

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        Revolución!! Perhaps the earliest and most important manuscript of the Cuban Revolution in private hands. All the Moncada Prisoners sign a letter of appreciation to champions of their cause: <I>"...our tasks are firm to serve the ideals, our formula of action demands continuity of our efforts that is why from here we will fight...". This was probably smuggled out of Isle of Pines Prison when, days before, Castro wrote "History Will Absolve Me"</I>

      The 2-page handwritten manuscript is dated December 6, 1953 and written on beige lined paper, and reads: "Kind and distinguished lady: Together with these sincere lines are attached the affection and respect from all my partners. I was motivated with the idea of writing you because of your admiration towards myself that made the fibers of my heart vibrate with an accelerated rate that was motivated by your eloquent lines. We read your poem and it left us all inspired by the kindness of your phrases, my partners and I, are very lovers of the poetry, that is why I take the opportunity to tell you that you are an excellent poetry writer. In those difficult moments that I used to have with frequency I will remember your beautiful thoughts and incomparable ideals, this has been the formula that with effectiveness have changed during these days my sadness towards happiness. You know that our tasks are firm to serve the ideals, our formula of action demands continuity of our efforts that is why from here we will

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        Computers and Automata WITH Influence of Programming Techniques on the Design of Computers WITH 39 Other Articles

      Menasha, Wisconsin: Institute of Radio Engineers, Inc, 1953. First Edition. Wraps. Good. First Edition. [1A]-80A (advertisements), [2-table contents], 1219-1568, 81A-192A (advertisements) pages. Proceedings of the IRE, Vol 41, October 1953, No. 10, the entire issue. Original wraps. Rubbing to rear cover, with corner crease and small chip missing (old tape repair). Top 1 1/2 inches of spine panel creased and torn. Front cover creased vertically several times with associated minor chipping of color from cover (extends in several pages). Previous owners name inked on front cover. Approximately 20% of the front cover is spotted towards the fore-edge of front cover. Generally bright and clean internally. Wraps. The famous &#39;&#39;IRE Computer Issue&#39;&#39;, in the ORIGINAL WRAPS containing no less than 10 Origins of Cyberspace listings (#s 508, 513, 626, 641, 664, 672, 675, 871, and 885-886) and a total of 41 articles on the state of computing at the time. Contributors included Claude Shannon, Grace Hopper, John Mauchly, Wilkes, Eckert and many other authors whose work was very important in this evolving field. A few of the important papers include: OOC 508: Buchholz, The system design of the IBM Type 701 computer (describes the overall system design of IBM&#39;s first electronic digital computer OOC 664: Hopper and Mauchly, Influence of programming technique on the design of computers (a discussion of how advances in programming technique could influence the design of future computers. References the UNIVAC I OOC 672: Huskey, Ambrose and Yowell, The SWAC design features and operating experience (a general description of the functional description of the SWAC computer including references to electrostatic and magnetic drum memories OOC 885: Shannon, Computers and Automata, (a brief review of developments in the field of automata and non-numerical computation) OOC 886: Shannon and Moore, Machine aid for switching circuit design (describes the first &#39;verification&#39; machine, built at Bell Labs and called the &#39;relay circuit analyzer&#39;) (the above condensed from entries and notes from Origins of Cyberspace, OOC) Many of the authors included in this issue (Hopper, Mauchly, Shannon, Moore) were important figures in early computing and made major contributions to the advancement of the field. Many other papers illustrate the state of the art at the time. Scarce in the original wraps.

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        The Demolished Man

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. 250 pp. First edition, first printing. (Stated &#39;First Edition" on copyright page. First book publication.) One of 200 subscriber&#39;s copies neatly signed by author on front free end paper in black ink. About Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good original jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding; bottom corner of back board chewed, otherwise in nice shape. No bookplates, marks, etc. in text. Jacket is mylar-protected, has light rubbing and wear at tail, detached but present chip at head. No fading to spine panel. Front flap price intact ($3.00).A signed first of Alfred Bester&#39;s classic science fiction novel, which won the very first Hugo Award.

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        DER DEUTSCHE SOLDATENKALENDER/SOLDATENJAHRBUCH Volumes 1-47 lacking numbers 3, 45, & 46

      Schild-Verlag GMBH München 1953-1999. . 44 vols. in 43. Sm. 8vo. Profusely ills. including some cold. First 13 issues in original cold. wrapps., minor wear and creasing, remaining vols. in laminated boards, some wear to spines of earlier vols. Illustrated memoir for German veterans, profusely illustrated, much attention given to world war II, illustrating generals, battles, equipment, uniforms, flags, medals, issued between 1953-2003. Additional postage may be necessary US$737

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        Scrapbook of original bookplates and bookbinders&#39; marks

      N.P., 1953. 1st Edition. The bookplates are all in a very good to fine condition, and mounted in a scrapbook with floral decorative boards. "The cover design of this book is taken from a detail of the 18th century French wallpaper at Clandon Park" --label inside front cover. Some minor dulling and rubbing around the cover edges. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. The bookplates are all in a very good to fine condition, and mounted in a scrapbook with floral decorative boards. "The cover design of this book is taken from a detail of the 18th century French wallpaper at Clandon Park" --label inside front cover. Some minor dulling and rubbing around the cover edges. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids. A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid and OTHERS

      London: Nature, 1953. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. Volume 171: [2], 1168, iii-lxiv pages. Volume 172: [2], 1200, iii-lxxi, [1-ads] pages. Together, January 3, 1953 through December 26, 1953 issues (1953 complete). Matching blue buckram bindings, ex-library and ex-libris corporate library with occasional stamps, library pocket, and usual library markings. Original issue covers not bound in as usually the case. Cloth. We offer BOTH volumes 171 and 172 of Nature, A Weekly Journal of Science, containing the foundational papers announcing the Discovery of the Molecular Structure of DNA. Together, these volumes highlight the beginning of what we now know as molecular biology. 100 Books Famous in Medicine (Norman/Grolier) notes: &#39;Forty years after Watson and Crick&#39;s discovery, so much of the basic understanding of medicine and disease has advanced to the molecular level that their paper [see #1 below] may be considered the most significant single contribution to biology and medicine in the twentieth century&#39; (pages 361-362). Volume 171 lays out the structure of DNA. Volume 172 further confirms the theory with experimental work, and starts to build a connection to protein synthesis which in retrospect was the link which catapulted the discovery of DNA into a useful and actionable research direction. Many of today&#39;s useful inventions spring from this linkage, which really gained traction in the 10 years following the initial discovery (see Quiet debut for the double helix by Robert Olby, Nature, Vol 421, Jan 23 2003 for a nice treatment of this idea). Garrison and Morton (5th edition) 256.3, 256.4; Dibner Heralds of Science (revised) 200; Grolier 100 (Medicine/Norman).&#11;&#11;The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1962 was awarded jointly to Francis Harry Compton Crick, James Dewey Watson and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".&#11;&#11;A cornerstone of any collection in biology or 20th century medicine. Additional information available upon request.

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        THE DODO AND KINDRED BIRDS or The Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands.

      London, H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd, 1953.LIMITED EDITION 1953, 485 COPIES ONLY, this copy numbered 139. 4to, approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 11 plates in colour, 11 black and white plates, 35 drawings in the text, pages: xvi, 1 - 250 pages including index, bound in original publisher's blue buckram, small gilt vignette of Dodo to upper cover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, top edges gilt, in unclipped dustwrapper. Small nick to top edge of lower panel and tiny ink mark to spine otherwise a Fine copy. The author deals with the different species of Dodo and Solitaire, reviewing the historical and pictorial evidences, detailing the remains of specimens, recounting the story of extermination, and describing in detail the appearance and habits of these amazing birds. Some 36 other species of extinct bird are also described including the Great Water Hen, The Almost Flightless Heron and Leguat's Starling. This is the most important work on the subject since the studies of Strickland and Rothschild. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Dodo and Kindred Birds, or the extinct birds of the Mascarene Islands

      London: Witherby, 1953. First edition.. Tiny bit of sunning to the bottom edges of the cloth, faint bump to one rear outer corner of cloth, the dust jacket lower spine and upper front edge have been professionally restored with tear to the jacket expertly repaired; a very bright and clean copy in near fine condition in a complete very good jacket.. Pp. xvi, 264, 11 color plates, 11 plain plates, numerous text-figures. Publisher&#39;s original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered in the spine and with a gilt dodo on the front cover, top page edge in gilt, two-color printed dust jacket with woodcut of the dodo on the front panel, 4to. This edition is limited to 485 numbered copies, this being copy #188. A very thorough study which includes the creation of three new genera and several species based on existing evidence and new remains discovered. The work also presents beautiful color plates of the extinct species. No ownership marks and almost no signs of use.

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        Le Voyage de la Nouvelle Incomprise

      Paris: Editions Ozanne, 1953. Quarto, colour illustrations and line drawings throughout, text printed in script; a very good copy in the original paper vellum boards, gilt stamped, with small vignette of a penguin & a polar bear on front board, with colour pictorial dustjacket (slightly chipped). A fictional work of a voyage to Antarctica, with humorous illustrations in cartoon style by the author.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books, Inc, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Ballantine, 1953. First Hardcover Edition, First Printing. In a facsimile (replica) dust jacket. The hardcover is in Very Good condition, with clean pages and sound binding. Small stamp to the top of the rear paste down. Boards show light edge wear and some white residue on the rear board. Foxing to the side edge of the page block. Else, a very nice copy, that remains well preserved. Presents well in a facsimile dust jacket.

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        40 offprints Hitoshi Katara 2 signed a few inscribed 1925-1953

      Various places, 1925-1953 - Hitoshi Kihara 1893-1986. Japans Pioneer Geneticist.40 offprints mostly pre-war, some in Japanese, though most in German. A rare collection of pre-war offprints. Reprints from Japanese Journal of Botany; Botanical Magazine; Cytologia; Japanese Journal of Genetics; and others. Some of the titles are: Weitere Untersuchungen uber die pentaploiden Triticum-Bastare. I. (Tokyo 1925); Chromosomenzahlen und systematische Gruppierung der Rumex-Arten by H. Kihara und T. One inscribed and signed to H. de Vries (Springer, Berlin, 1925); a full list of titles available on request. One offprint torn, some have names of prior owners such as Lester W. Sharp, Karl Sax, E. M. East. Some of the spines have been tape repaired. The majority are in very good condition. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Essays in Positive Economics

      The University of Chicago Press, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953: First Edition, First Printing, with no later printings stated on the copyright page. Lacking the dust jacket. In Good condition, with red and green colored pencil markings in the text. Previous owner (author, economist and professor HPB Jenkins) name to front free end paper. Front hinge starting at top. Top of pages bumped and gently creased. Cloth shows rubbing, edge wear, light sunning to boards. Spine shows sunning, a small ding near the head, and rubbing to the gilt stamping. A rare title.

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        The Birds of Japan: Their Status and Distribution

      Cambridge MA - Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smartly bound copy of this work on ornithology, dating from the 1950s. First Edition. A systematic list of the different species of Japanese birds. Featuring a fold-out map of Japan. With an index to the rear. &#39;Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. Vol. 109, No. 4&#39;. Oliver Luther Austin Jr. (May 24 1903December 31 1988) was an ornithologist who wrote the definitive study Birds of the World, eventually published in seven languages. At various times he was Director of the Austin Ornithological Research Centre in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Professor of Zoology at Air University and Curator of Ornithology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. At the time of his death he was Curator Emeritus. After serving in the US Navy during the Second World War,Austin moved to Japan towork in the Allied Military Government there, allowing himto closely study the birds ofthe country. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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