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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

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
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        Scrapbook of original bookplates and bookbinders' 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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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: 'Forty years after Watson and Crick'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' (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'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).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".A cornerstone of any collection in biology or 20th century medicine. Additional information available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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'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.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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. 'Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. Vol. 109, No. 4'. 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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Journey Cake, Ho! [Signed by Sawyer; Signed by McCloskey]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First edition thus. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the Weekly Reader Children's Book Club edition in pictorial boards, published in conjunction with the Viking edition, which wore decorative brown boards (spine ends pushed, corners modestly bumped, minor edge wear, three small bits of tape residue to the front board, two black marks to the title page -- presumably blacking out prior writing -- with some bleed through to the following page, library pocket remnants to the rear pastedown just barely touching the illustration), SIGNED BY RUTH SAWYER on the title page and ALSO SIGNED BY ROBERT MCCLOSKEY on the title page, thus joining two Newberry Award winners in this Caldecott Honor Book (1954), and a family work as well, Robert McCloskey being Ruth Sawyer's son-in-law. Signed copies of the book in any edition or format are quite scarce indeed, and copies signed both by Sawyer, the author, and by McCloskey, the illustrator, are as scarce as hen's teeth. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY RUTH SAWYER AND SIGNED BY ROBERT MCCLOSKEY. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        MEET ME AT THE MORGUE

      NY: Knopf, 1953. NEAR FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1953. FIRST EDITION. Bound in yellow-gold flower patterned boards in shades of gray dust jacket. Square and tight, original price intact. Small ink spot on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has some edgewear, small closed tear to front cover and light soiling to back panel. Featuring Howard Cross, County Probation Department.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders and Company, 1953: Signed. First Edition, First Printing in original maroon binding. Lacking dust jacket. In Very Good Plus condition. Signed by Alfred Kinsey on the half-title page. Clean text, though pages lightly age toned. Previous owner bookplate and details in ink on front free end paper. Cloth shows light wear. Corners and bottom edge lightly bumped. Spine ends lightly worn. A nice copy of this milestone, signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Zorba the Greek

      Simon & Schuster, 1953-02-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First American Edition, First Printing as stated on the copyright page. In an original dust jacket with the proper price of $3.50 intact. Front free end paper bears and ownership signature of Simon and Schuster editor Morton Fineman, dated 1957. In Good+ condition, in a Good dust jacket. Clean text, age toned pages. Rubbing and edge wear to boards, with scuffing to rear board and light dampstaining. The jacket shows edge wear, and dampstains, which mostly visible from the verso. Rare with the original jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Flöjte Huggas Billedbog. Hvedekorns Bogserie.

      . Kbhvn. 1953. Trykt i litografi i farver hos Permild & Rosengreen. Opl. 600 ekspl. 4to. Orig. kart. Printed in lithography in colour by Permild & Rosengreen. Limited to 600 copies. Publisher's cased boards. * Helt frisk eksemplar. Moestrup 92-98..

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        Fahrenheit 451 (Asbestos Binding)

      Ballantine Books, Inc, New York 1953 - A lovely copy of the author's masterpiece, in the rare asbestos binding. One of approximately 200 copies (although a letter from Bradbury suggests the number was closer to 215), this copy number 206. A Near Fine book with a small chip near the fore edge of the board (4 x 2mm), light bump to the front lower corner, small chip at the lower rear hinge (3 x 2mm) and minor soiling and rubbing to the binding, but less than most. Page block is tight and square, although it smells a bit smoky (perhaps appropriately?) A quick review of the auction records shows copies in comparable condition regularly selling in this range: $17,500 at Heritage 2014, $13,750 at Heritage 2012, $15,535 at Heritage 2007.Bradbury';s most famous work, about a dystopian future where books are banned - and burned. Fahrenheit 451 appears on the New York Public Library';s list of books of the century and won the 1954 American Academy of Letters Award in Arts and Literature. Though the book is thought to be a comment on the political culture and McCarthyism at the time of its publication, the work also grew out of a number of ideas and themes Bradbury had explored in a few of his earlier published short stories. The book would later be adapted into a 1966 film directed by Francois Truffaut, which was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. In a contemporary review in The Chicago Sunday Tribune, writer August Derleth called the book "a savage and shockingly prophetic view of one possible future way of life.compelling.". Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        IMPROVISATIONS, 4 Volumes

      May 15, 1953; May 18, 1956; April 5, 1957; March 28, 1958. NY: Artists Equity Fund, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958. 4 vols. FIRST EDITIONS, limited to 2000 copies, each. Numerous b/w and color illustrations. Various pagination pp. Softcover. Large 4to. Decorative spiral bound paper wraps. Light rubbing and toning to wrap edges; personal library numbers to 1953 and 1956 copies, no other indications. A very nice group. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        The Silver Chair

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953. First Edition, First Printing, first issue with the map of the Wildwinds of the North on the front endpaper. Lacking the original dust jacket. In Very Good condition, with clean text and sound binding. Top corners of early pages lightly bumped. Offsetting to front free end paper. Light lean to spine. Spine is lightly faded with light spotting. Cloth shows slight, uneven fading and light rubbing. A lovely copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        THE CORONATION ALBUM 1953 OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II.

      London, The Collector's Club, 1953.LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is copy No. 54, signed and introduced by the Marquess of Aberdeen, 1953. Oblong folio, approximately 380 x 310 mm, 15 x 12 inches, 59 pages of thick card, illustrated with photographs, some in colour with tissue guards, photographs and text mounted. At rear is a first day cover, with the Queen's portrait, mounted on full page, with 4 coronation stamps (2½d red; 4d blue; 1 / 3 green and 1 / 6 pale blue), plus a tray of 10 United Kingdom coins with a souvenir programme, housed in a slipcase inside the back cover. Bound in full dark blue crushed Oasis and Cape Levant morocco, crown and E.R. in gilt and red between raised bands on spine, gilt rules to spine and gilt date at foot of spine, large crown and E.R. on upper cover in white and red inlays with gilt surrounds and gilt date, all edges gilt, red, white and blue headbands, gilt rules and dots to dentelles (turn overs), marbled endpapers. Slight fading to spine and upper cover, 3 pale marks and a few scratches to covers, slight shelf wear to edges, pale age - browning to margins and text, otherwise a very good copy. The coins are farthing, halfpenny, penny, threepenny bit, sixpence, 2 one shilling pieces, a florin, half - a - crown and a crown. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. The book weighs 5 kgs so will require extra postage costs.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Stronghold (Double Signed By The Author)

      Secker and Warburg 1953 - The First UK printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1953.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD- condition.The book is tight.Pushing and mild fraying to the spine ends.Light rubbing of the boards in places.Gilt titling dulled and just about readable. Browning to text block with offsetting to end papers.Upper text block is a little age related dirty. Light brown staining to page edges of first few pages.Map end papers and paste downs. Folding map complete.Numerous B/W photos are complete and clean.The scarce WRAPPER is price clipped and in VERY GOOD + condition.Some chipping and creasing to upper spine end and rear upper cover. The spine is lightly browned.The wonderful John Craxton designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been INSCRIBED;'To Anne,with love, Xan, Lisbon, June '59' to the verso of the photographic frontispiece.The book has also been SIGNED 'Xan Fielding' to the title page. Xan Fielding was one of the first SOE agents with Patrick Leigh Fermor to be landed in Crete where he spent two years or so in a game of hide and seek with the occupying Germans. He was arrested in France later in the war but was saved from execution by the Polish SOE agent Krystyna Skarbek.A very scarce item to find Signed. Highly collectible.More images available on request. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Naked Jungle (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

      Los Angeles, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1953. Final White script for the 1954 film. A truly bizarre drama, set in South America in 1901, wherein chocolate plantation magnate Heston must put off divorcing his feisty new bride in order to allow her to help him stave off an invasion by a legion of army ants. The dynamiting of several bridges in the film was shot on location in Florahome, Florida. White integrated studio wrappers, noted as Final White on the front wrapper, dated June 2, 1953, with credits for director Haskin and screenwriter MacDougall. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 116 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Autograph letter signed ("A. E."), in German, to Satyenda Nath Bose (1894-1974)

      Princeton, 1953. Princeton, 1953. <p><i> How Einstein Crafted His Reply to Bose<i></p><p>Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed (&#147;A. E.&#148;), in German, to Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974). 2 leaves. [Princeton,] October 22, 1953. Written on the verso of 2 pages of Bose&#146;s typed draft of a paper on unified field theory that he sent to Einstein; the pages include extensive mathematical equations in Bose&#146;s hand, as well as his name and address in block letters. Accompanied by Einstein&#146;s 3-page carbon typescript (with ms. additions) of his typed reply to Bose translated into English. Small marginal tears and staple holes in the leaves of Einstein&#146;s autograph letter, light creasing, but very good. From the library of historian of physics Jagdish Mehra (1931-2008).</p><p>The Last Scientific Contact between Einstein and his One-Time Collaborator, the Brilliant Indian Physicist S. N. Bose. This may be the Only Surviving Example of a letter from Einstein to Bose; Dr. Tilman Sauer, of the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology, told us in an email communication (Jan. 24, 2013) that &#147;the only items of correspondence by Einstein to Bose, that I am aware of, are either transcripts, carbon copies, or drafts.&#148;</p><p> In 1924 Bose, then living in Dacca, India (now part of Bangladesh), sent Einstein a manuscript on the investigation of a new derivation of Planck&#146;s blackbody radiation law, asking Einstein to see to its publication if it had any merit. Recognizing the paper&#146;s importance, Einstein translated it himself into German and had it published in the Zeitschrift für Physik. Einstein realized that the form of statistics used by Bose could be applied to the quantum theory of ideal gas, and he himself published three papers on this topic in 1924 and 1925. On the basis of Einstein&#146;s support, Bose was awarded a fellowship allowing him to spend two years in Europe, working with Maurice de Broglie in Paris and Einstein in Berlin. Bose then returned to India, where he had a long and distinguished scientific and administrative career in Dacca.</p> <p>Almost three decades after this initial contact Bose, then working in Paris, sent Einstein a draft of his paper &#147;A unitary field theory of gravitation and general relativity,&#148; which was eventually published in the Journal de Physique. Einstein&#146;s reply to Bose commented on the use of the variational principle and on the significance of the auxiliary conditions&#151;the conservation laws. Einstein had great respect for Bose, taking account of Bose&#146;s criticisms in Appendix II of the final edition of his The Meaning of Relativity (1955).</p><p>The names of Einstein and Bose are permanently linked in the terms &#147;Bose-Einstein statistics&#148; and in Einstein&#146;s postulate of the ultra-low temperature phenomenon known as &#147;Bose-Einstein condensation,&#148; in which individual atoms condense into a &#147;superatom&#148; that behaves as a single entity. This unique state of matter was created and confirmed in 1995 by the physicists Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman, who received the Nobel Prize in 2001 for their achievement.</p> <p>We are grateful to Dr. Tilman Sauer of the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology for supplying suggestions about these notes and their apparent place in Einstein&#146;s body of work. </p>

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        Promesse de l&#146;Homme

      Paris, Editions Cercle d&#146;Art. 1953 - 4to, original cream limp card wrappers. pp30 of Erni&#146;s illustration, sometimes full page, mostly with Bonnard&#146;s text beneath.Limited Edition, 2200 in all, numbered 1004 "Sur Papier Velin Offset Superieur".Presentation Copy from Bonnard "a mon cher ami. cordialment" to Philip Barker, signed and dedicated on half-title. Bonnard was a left-wing Swiss philologist-hellenist and Professor at the University of Lausanne (1938&#150;59) while Erni was a Swiss associate of Picasso and Braque. Some of these images certainly owe a debt to Picasso&#146;s line drawings but also to Socialist Realism with earnest female chemists, idealised peasants reaping and dignified workers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900

      Collins & Van Nostrand, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1953. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver, aeroplane device to upper board in silver, pictorial endpapers. In supplied jacket. 16 plates, double-page map to the text. A little sunned around the board edges, slight crack after the half-title, light toning, overall a very good copy in a slightly loose, rubbed and mildly chipped jacket. First Edition, later printing. Inscribed on the title page; "To Col. Paul Debevoise with best wishes Charles A. Lindbergh", and with Debevoise&#39;s book ticket verso of the front free endpaper. Mounted beneath the dedication to Lindbergh&#39;s wife is a short autograph note to Debevoise from Anne Morrow&#39;s mother Elizabeth, sending over the book as a "token of esteem and affection" for his birthday. "You perhaps have the book - but anyway when Charles is next here I will have him inscribe it to you". The Morrows and the Debevoises were neighbours in Englewood, NJ. A pleasingly genuine family association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OPERATION VICTORY.

      Hodder & Stoughton.London.,1953 - REPRINT.INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR.--To my very dear friends Charlie and Jane,with fondest love from Freddie.--A very good copy in slightly chipped dustwrapper.The book is protected in a red cloth chemise housed in a red morocco spined slip case,made by James Macdonald Co.New York.Spine with raised bands,ruled in blind.Lettered in gilt.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Nine Stories

      Little Brown and Company, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Little Brown and Company, Boston 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.00. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean pages. Light spots on the boards, name at the front endpaper. Light rubbing at the lettering on the spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, sunning at the spine. Short tear, light chipping. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Jet The Story of a Pioneer, Frederick Muller Ltd, 1953, first edition, blue cloth, without dust jacket.

      - Inscribed and signed on the free front endpaper to George Carter, 24 November 1953. A remarkable association copy of considerable significance - George Carter (1889-1969) was the designer of the first aircraft which flew with Whittle's jet engine in 1941. The inscription reads:'To George Carter / as a small memento / of our joint efforts / with very best wishes from / Frank Whittle / Coppleston Farm / Dunsford / Nr Exeter / 24 November 1953.' [Wilfred] George Carter (1889-1969) was the chief engineer of the Gloster Aircraft Company (formerly Gloucestershire) from 1937 and is principally remembered as the designer of the experimental aircraft, number E28/39, to carry Frank Whittle's jet engine, although he had already designed 'a string of innovative aircraft, not just for Gloster but for Sopwith, Hawker, Shorts, de Havilland and Avro too' [Jet Pioneers, Gloster and the Birth of the Jet Engine, by Tim Kershaw, which gives the only comprehensive account of Carter's life and career]. The E28/39 was the first British and Allied jet aircraft to fly when it left the ground (unofficially) at Brockworth in Gloucestershire on 8 April 1941; the first official flight following at RAF Cranwell a week later. Carter went on to design the twin-engined Gloster Meteor, the first Allied operational jet aircraft of the Second World War and the Javelin, Gloster's last aircraft to enter production.'Whittle's achievement as the inventor and developer of the jet engine has overshadowed that of the man who designed the airframe which first took Whittle's invention into the skies. It has been suggested that any of a number of designers could have come up with something suitable, but Carter's achievement was greater than that. The recognition he has received has been modest, in keeping with his character. . His honours were few and his fame slight. He deserves more.' [Jet Pioneers, p. 65] This is what Whittle himself says of the aircraft in the present book:'. I saw the E.28 purely as an experimental aeroplane which was not going into production . Nevertheless, these remarks should not be taken as belittling a beatiful little aeroplane. Though today it has an honoured place in the Science Museum at South Kensington, it scarcely looks like a museum piece! It is still, in my opinion, one of the most handsome aircraft that has ever been made. George Carter and the Gloster team have every reason to be proud of their handiwork. .' [p. 150]

      [Bookseller: John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        A IS AN ALPHABET

      [New York: Andy Warhol, 1953].. [New York:: Andy Warhol,. 1953]. First and only edition. A complete set of twenty-six 6 x 9" offset lithographs. Reportedly one of only 100 or so sets. Art by Warhol and text by Ralph Thomas ("Corkie") Ward. According to the Princeton University Graphic Arts blog A IS FOR ALPHABET was "one of a series of books and multiples Warhol printed from 1953 to 1959 as personal gifts. Each month, he&#39;d send art directors hand-finished work that looked for all the world like original art. He might, for example, mail out stamps of hand-colored butterflies. Or packages of birdseed, with instructions to plant the seeds and watch as they grew to become birds. Starting in 1953, the gifts became more elaborate. Warhol embarked on a series of privately printed books. In that year, he turned out four: Love is a Pink Cake; A is an Alphabet; A House That Went to Town; and There Was Rain in the Street." The lithographs were originally issued in a glassine-paper cover with a typewritten label stating, "A is an Alphabet by Andy and Corki [sic]." While the set offered here is otherwise complete, it lacks the glassine and label. Some aging and minor wear on edges, primarily on the first 5 or 6 images, otherwise near fine. It should be noted that no auction records exist for this rare, early Warhol offering.

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        Original Dustwrapper Artwork by Loudon Sainthill for The Sunburnt Country

      London: Collins, 1953. London: Collins, 1953. The finished artwork by Loudon Sainthill for the first edition d/w of this book, image 10.5" x 13" (26.3cm x 32.5cm) in gouache on thick paper, with Collins&#39; printer&#39;s instruction sheet on the verso, not signed. First Edition Artwork. No Book/Original Dustjacket Artwork. Illus. by Loudon Sainthill.

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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        The Adventures of Augie March

      Viking, 1953. Viking, 1953. First Edition (first printing). The third novel by the celebrated author of HERZOG and HUMBOLDT&#39;S GIFT, the story of a poor Chicago boy growing up during the depression who latches on to a wild succession of occupations. Winner of the National Book Award. Near Fine/Near Fine. Light moisture to the rear board and minor crimping and chipping at the head and foot of the dust jacket spine. Signed by Bellow on the title page. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        *KARL MAY'S GESAMMELTE WERKE* Bände 1-73 (vollständig!) 1: Durch die Wüste 2: Durchs wilde Kurdistan 3: Von Bagdad nach Stambul 4: In den Schluchten des Balkan 5: Durch das Land der Skipetaren 6: Der Schut 7: Winnetou I 8: Winnetou II 9: Winnetou III 10: Sand des Verderbens 11: Am stillen Ozean 12: Am Rio de la Plata 13: In den Kordilleren 14: Old Surehand I 15: Old Surehand II 16: Im Lande des Mahdi I - Menschenjäger 17: Im Land des Mahdi II - Der Mahdi 18: Im Land des Mahdi III - Im Sudan 19: Kapitän Kaiman 20: Die Felsenburg 21: Krüger Bei 22: Satan und Ischariot 23: Auf fremden Pfaden 24: Weihnacht 25: Am Jenseits 26: Der Löwe der Blutrache 27: Bei den Trümmern von Babylon 28: Im Reiche des silbernen Löwen 29: Das versteinerte Gebet 30: Und Friede auf Erden 31: Ardistan 32: Der Mir von Dschinnistan 33: Winnetous Erben 34: >Ich<. Karl May - Leben und Werk 35: Unter Geiern 36: Der Schatz im Silbersee 37: Der Ölprinz 38: Halbblut 39: Das Vermächtnis des Inka 40: Der Blaurote Methusalem 41: Die Sklavenkarawane 42: Der Alte Dessauer 43: Aus dunklem Tann 44: Der Waldschwarze 45: Zepter und Hammer 46: Die Juweleninsel 47: Professor Vitzliputzli 48: Das Zauberwasser 49: Lichte Höhen 50: In Mekka 51: Schloss Rodriganda 52: Die Pyramide des Sonnengottes 53: Benito Juarez 54: Trapper Geierschnabel 55: Der sterbende Kaiser 56: Der Weg nach Waterloo 57: Das Geheimnis des Marabut 58: Der Spion von Ortry 59: Die Herren von Greifenklau 60: Allah il Allah! 61: Der Derwisch 62: Im Tal des Todes 63: Zobeljäger und Kosak 64: Das Buschgespenst 65: Der Fremde aus Indien 66: Der Peitschenmüller 67: Der Silberbauer 68: Der Wurzelsepp 69: Ritter und Rebellen 70: Der Waldläufer 71: Old Firehand 72: Schacht und Hütte 73: Der Habicht

      Karl-May-Verlag Bamberg & Ustad 1953 (Copyright (versch. Jahrgänge)). ca.40000 Seiten 8°, HARDCOVER, illustrierte Leineneinbände 73 Bände - Goldprägung auf dem Buchrücken und dem Deckel, Seiten mit geringer Bräunung, Einbände mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt altersgemäß SEHR GUTER ZUSTAND!**.

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        2 offprints by Max Delbruck

      Genetics, Vol. 38, No. 1, January 1953, pp. 5-33. PAPERBACK. Titles include: The Mechanism of Genetic Recombination in Phage. Genetics, Vol. 38, No. 1, January 1953, pp. 5-33 A Physicist Looks at Biology. Trans of Connecticut Academy 1949. Scarce offprints by the Nobel Prize 1969 winner Max Delbruck 1906-1981. "German American biophysicist, helped launch the molecular biology research program in the late 1930s. He stimulated physical scientists&#39; interest into biology, especially as to basic research to physically explain genes, mysterious at the time." Wikipedia* Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Underbara Köpenhamn.

      . Litograferet plakat trykt i farver af Chr. Sörensen. Köbenhavn 1953.100 x 62 cm. * Originaltryk af den ultimative danske turistplakat. Plakaten vandt, ved en tilfaeldighed, mange ar senere den internationale pris for den bedste turistplakat. Den danske komite havde fremsendt et udvalg af danske turistplakater pakket ind i Vagnbys plakat, som fejlagtigt blev opfattet som et bidrag til konkurrencen og herefter bedömt som det bedste bidrag..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        THE LONG GOOD-BYE

      Hamish Hamilton , 1953. Hamish Hamilton , 1953. First edition. Original maroon cloth with silver titles on the spine in stylish Fitz Wegner dustwrapper. A fine copy in a very near fine, price clipped, dustwrapper, which just shows a trace of wear to the spine ends, but is very crisp and bright. "Romantic, tending towards a sentimentality it never quite reaches, The Long Goodbye is beautifully composed, with taut economical style exactly suited to narrator Marlowe. If this is not literature, what is?" (Burgess) Burgess 99 p63

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Jean-Paul

      Paris - Les Editionsde Minuit, 1953. Paris - Les Editionsde Minuit, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of &#39;Jean-Paul&#39; by Marcel Guersant. An early gay novelabout aman struggling with hissexual identitywhich became quite contravertialat the time. Includes a bookplate to the front pastedown from the private library of one &#39;Richard Bagley&#39;. In French. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth boards. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places with some marks to the boards. Externally, firmly bound, very bright and clean throughout. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        CASINO ROYALE

      Cape , 1953. Cape , 1953. First edition. Original black cloth with red heart vignette on upper cover and titles on the spine, in gun metal grey dustwrapper designed by the author. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which is very clean and crisp, with just a small snag to the base of the back panel resulting in minimal loss and the most trivial wear to the tips of the spine and corners. The colour remains notably bright and the predominantly white back panel unusually clean. An excellent example. The author&#39;s first book and the first appearance of James Bond, who has probably had a greater impact on society and popular culture than any other fictitious character since Sherlock Holmes. 4,728 copies of the first impression were printed, although no more than 3000 were issued in the first state dustwrapper, the remainder having a favourable Sunday Times review overprinted on the front flap. A significant proportion of the first printing would have been sold to libraries and the remainder were well read, making well preserved copies ever more uncommon. "Ian Fleming has discovered the secret of narrative art... the reader has to go on reading" - John Betjeman (review in The Daily Telegraph). Gilbert A1a(1.1)

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Someone Like You

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First Edition. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, ?For our Friend Jean from Patricia/ Olivia/ Tessa* and Roald Feb. 1958 *She wrote the book.? Queen?s Quorum. Cloth a bit spotted; very good or a little better in a price-clipped dust jacket.

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        THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE

      New York: Horizon Press, 1953. New York:: Horizon Press,, 1953. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in a Very Good++ Dust Jacket with mild soil and chips. Sm. 4to. 326 pp. A Rare Signed work.

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        Letter

      Jarvenpaa 1953 - Typed letter signed "Jan Sibelius" to Ernest de Popper. Single leaf, 8vo., on plain paper; approximately 60 words in German; unpublished, regarding Sibelius's remembrances of Doctor de Popper's mother.

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        The Acrobats

      Andre Deutsch 1953 - About the book: Hardcover without jacket. First edition. Author's first novel. Signed by author to Neil Compton (Dean of English at Concordia) and his wife. They became acquaintances with the author while in London. The book is dated March 25, 1954 and since the book wasn't released until April of that year, one can only surmise that this was an association copy given to Mordecai prior to the book's release some three weeks later. The book is in good shape. The spine is sunned and the book hasn't aged as well as some. The pages have yellowed slightly and the book is slightly cocked; however, the book is signed by Mr. Richler. The book unsigned is a rare find and a signed copy is extremely rare. Additional photos available upon request. We're not satisfied unless you are. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Montherlant").

      Paris, 16. VI. 1953.. 1 S. 4to.. An den Lyriker und Essayisten Walter Grasspointer (1899-1963): "Vous m'avez fait demander l'autorisation de traduction et de representation de Pasiphae. En ce qui concerne la traduction, je serai oblige de vous demander, avant de pouvoir vous repondre, de vouloir bien m'envoyer cinq ou six pages de ce texte traduit par vous, comme ja fais toujours pour toutes les propositions de traductions qui me sont faites. Et cela est d'autant plus necessaires ici que le texte de Pasiphae est difficile [...]". - Stärker knittrig sowie mit einigen Randeinrissen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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