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        Casino Royale

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

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

      New York 1953 - Pablo Casals - [1876-1973]. Legendary Spanish Catalan cellist. Signed autographed tribute to Steinway & Sons. In French. "C'est avec plaisit que je me joints a Tous ceux qui enverront leur félicitation à la famille Steinway à l'occasion du centenaire de la fondation de cette célèbre firme. Pablo Casals / Prades (P.O.) / France / 16 Juin 1953". In 1953 Steinway celebrated its Centennial & Steinway artists from around the globe wrote congratulatory tributes which were sent to Theodore E. Steinway (1883-1957), piano technician, philatelist and son of Henry E. Steinway, piano technician & the founder of Steinway & Sons. One page ALS on plain white letterhead in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Watt (2 copies) - Eh Joe & Other Writings - Lessness: Signature 9 - Three Occasional Pieces

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

      [Bookseller: Yves G. Rittener - YGRbookS]
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        Watt

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

      [Bookseller: Yves G. Rittener - YGRbookS]
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        Life Among the Savages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The People's Leaders, The Central People's Government Committee of the People's Republic of China

      The Da Tong Printing Factory, [Most likely Beijing] 1953 - Printed pictorial poster. Framed size: 38 3/4 x 29". Sheet size: 30 1/4 x 20 5/8". Inventory#: p568pmat. This exuberant Chinese propaganda poster contains portraits of the 63 members of the first government of the People's Republic of China. At the top and center of the work is the visage of Mao Tse-Tung, founder of the People's Republic of China and one of the most prominent Communist theoreticians in history. Mao's philosophy on revolutionary struggle and guerrilla warfare has proved extraordinarily influential, especially among Third World revolutionaries. Of Hunanese peasant stock, Mao was trained in Chinese classics and later received a modern education. One of the original members of the Chinese Communist party, he organized Kuomintang-sponsored peasant and industrial unions (1920s) and directed the Kuomintang's Peasant Movement Training Institute (1926). After the Kuomintang-Communist split (1927), Mao led the disastrous "Autumn Harvest Uprising" in Hunan, leading to his ouster from the central committee of the party. From 1928 until 1931 Mao, with Zhu De and others, established rural soviets in the hinterlands, and built the Red Army. In 1931 he was elected chairman of the newly established Soviet Republic of China, based in Jiangxi province. After withstanding five encirclement campaigns launched by Chiang Kai-shek, Mao led (1934-35) the Red Army on the long march (6,000 miles) from Jiangxi north to Yan'an in Shaanxi province, emerging as the most important Communist leader. In 1949, after the Communists had taken almost all of mainland China, Mao became chairman of the central government council of the newly established People's Republic of China; he was re-elected to the post, the most powerful in China, in 1954. This poster was released one year prior to Mao's re-election. In an attempt to break with the Russian model of Communism and to imbue the Chinese people with renewed revolutionary vigor, Mao launched the Great Leap Forward (1958). The program was a terrible failure, an estimated 20 to 30 million people died in the famine that followed (1958-61), and Mao withdrew temporarily from public view. The failure of this program also resulted in a break with the Soviet Union, which cut off aid. Mao accused Soviet leaders of betraying Marxism. In 1959 Liu Shaoqi, an opponent of the Great Leap Forward, replaced Mao as chairman of the central government council, but Mao retained his chairmanship of the Communist party politburo. Mao's figure is an important symbol in China and in the global communist movement as a whole. Indeed, the "Cult of Mao" proved vital in kicking off the Cultural Revolution (1966-76). Large quantities of politicized art were produced by the Communist party and circulated - with Mao at the center. Yet even after the end of the Cultural Revolution, many people have continued to worship Mao in family altars and in temples. This poster shows 63 members of the first government of the PRC, presided over by Mao, along with his six vice-presidents. From left to right they are Gao Gang, Li Ji Shen, Liu Shao Qi, Mao Tse-Tung, Zhu De, Sung Jing Ling [Madame Sun Yat-sen] and Zhang Lan. Zhou En Lai, Prime Minister, is on the third rang, second from left. Deng Xiao Peng, representing his region, is on the fifth rang, first from left. Lin Biao is on the second rang, second from left. Literature: Jean-Yves Bajon, Les Annëes Mao, illustrated on p. 14.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Chacun sa chimère. (Ein jeder trägt an seinem Wahn). Cinq eaux-fortes de Warja Honegger-Lavater.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Ars Libri, Ltd. (ABAA)]
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        Roman Holiday (Original poster)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Collinge & Clark]
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        OUT OF THESE ROOTS. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN WOMAN

      Little, Brown (1953), Boston - Autobiography by this journalist, close friend of Thomas Mann, who often found herself at odds with the Roosevelt administration. SIGNED by the author and interestingly by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front endpaper. About Mrs. Roosevelt, Meyer says in this book: "We were political enemies for the time being. The thing that even Mrs. Roosevelt's most hostile critics cannot take away from her, is her womanly dignity, that quality of self-control which in more civilized days entitled a woman to be called a lady. There is no woman whose advice I value more than that of Mrs. Roosevelt." Slight smudge to the very end of Roosevelt's signature. Near Fine in a close to Very Good dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Le go?ªt de notre temps. Collection ? tablie et dirig? e par Albert Skira. 54 Titel. Konvolut der vollst?§ndigen Serie

      Editions d?ÄôArt Albert Skira, Gen?®ve -1971. 1953 - 54 Titel in 55 Bde., zahlr. mont. Farbtafeln, Oln., 33 Exemplare mit OU. (33 exemplaires avec des couvertures), 21 Exemplare mit OPpSchuber (21 exemplaires avec des embo?Ætages), je 18 x 17 cm. Mit franz??sischen Texten (avec des textes francais). Alle 54 Titel der Serie vorhanden wie im Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek aufgef?ºhrt (dort mit deutschem Titel genannt). Im Einzelnen enthalten: Ingres, Vermeer, Matisse, Gaugin, Bosch, Greco, Venise, C? zanne, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Goya, Degas, Renoir, Rouault, Botticelli, Daumier Dessins, Klee, Rubens, Chagall, Chagall Dessins In? dits, Bruegel, Kandinsky, Picasso, Picasso 1950-1968, Picasso Dessins, Modigliani, Fra Angelico, Piero della Francesca, Chardin, Fragonard, Courbet, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Bonnard, Manet, Giotto, Monet, L? ger, Frans Hals, D?ºrer, Mir??, Corot, Carpaccio, Braque, Dufy, L?ÄôImpressionnisme (2 Bde.), Dessins de la P? riode Impressioniste de Manet a Renoir, Le Fauvisme, Le Surr? alisme, Le Cubisme, Le Romantisme, Paris des temps nouveaux, Paris d?Äôautrefois, Montmartre. Die meisten Schuber handschriftlich nummeriert, dar?ºber hinaus ?ºberwiegend guter, m?§ngelfreier Zustand (des embo?Ætages en grande partie avec de num? ration autographe, en plus bon ? tat). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie Buchholz OHG (Antiquariat)]
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        Venise, Masques et Façades. [ Livre dédicacé par Michel Béret ]

      Michel Béret, Desjobert , imp. Lithographe 1953 - 29 lithographies de Michel Béret, 6 textes inédits d'André Fraigneau, 1 vol. in-12 format à l'italienne en feuillets sous couv. rempliée illustrée, sous double emboîtage illustré, Michel Béret, Desjobert, imp. Lithographe, Paris, 1953 Bel envoi de Michel Béret, à un dédicataire "féru de Matisse et de Picasso". Exemplaire de passe non numéroté. Très bel exemplaire. Rare Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        FAHRENHEIT 451 - REVIEW COPY

      Ballantine Books, New York 1953 - First Printing, a Review Copy with the rare publisher's slip laid in. Octavo; red textured boards, with titles stamped in yellow on spine and front panel; 199pp, [3]. A sharp copy, virtually unrubbed at the edges, as most copies are usually found; very faint trace of foxing to the textblock edges, and to the pastedowns and endpages, else Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped, absent chips, tears, or wear, and displays none of the typical fading to the spine colors; lightly foxed overall, most noticeable on the verso but evident on the outset - Near Fine. While we're confident that copies of Fahrenheit will always be available on the market, standout copies that are unfaded will always be the exception. Review Copies of this title are seldom seen, and these days, a Review Slip is rarer than Bradbury's signature by a country mile. One of literature's great dystopias, and basis for François Truffaut's 1966 film starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres, 8 tomes (complet pour cette édition)

      Imprimerie Nationale, André Sauret éditeur Paris, 1953-1954, - Imprimerie Nationale, André Sauret éditeur Paris,1953-1954, in 4 (25 x 20 cm), 183 + 214 + 209 +217 + 209 + 228 +195 + 211 pages, 173 illustrations en couleurs, coloriées à la main par Maurice Beaufumé, d'après aquarelles de Albert Dubout. Couverture rempliée illustrée, sous emboîtage bleu, dos avec fers et titre doré. Tirage limité à 5000 exemplaires :500 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à CCCCC sur Grand Vergé d'Arches avec une suite en noir, 5000 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 5000 sur Vélin d'Arches, 100 exemplaires Hors commerce marqués H. C. Exemplaire 519 sur papier Vélin d'Arches.+++++++ Albert Dubout (1905-1976) est un peintre qui s'illustra en particulier dans l'illustration d'ouvrages, dont les plus grands classiques de la littérature leur donnant une vision comique et moderne jamais égalée. En effet, il illustra à partir de 1929 près de 80 ouvrages : Boileau, Beaumarchais, Mérimée, Rabelais, Villon, Cervantés, Balzac, Racine, Molière, Voltaire, Rostand, Poe, Courteline, Le code des impôts, Chevalier et Frédéric Dard, etc. Il collabora aussi à plusieurs journaux dont Le Rire, Marianne, Eclats de Rire, et nous laisse de nombreux tableaux. Edition comprenant les œuvres suivantes : Les femmes savantes, L'école des femmes, Les précieuses ridicules, Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Sganarelle, Les fourberies de Scapin, Médecin malgré lui, Tartuffe, Le malade imaginaire - Emboîtage, couverture et intérieur en très bon état, dos des emboîtages très légèrement passés [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LES TEMPS MODERNES]
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        THE SILVER CHAIR

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1953 - pp. 217, b/w illustrations, original map end papers to the front, blank to the back. Unfortunately only the front panel and front panel of the original dust jacket is present, but this has now been expertly repaired and mounted by a professional paper conservator using the finest conservation materials - methyl celloluse and hand-made Japanese Kozu Shi tissue paper, replacing the missing parts with this paper so it can still wrap around the book. This ensures that the dust jacket is displayed to its best potential and arrests any further deterioration (and a conservation process that is fully reversible). The dust jacket is not price clipped showing 10s 6d net and is now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original blue hard back binding with silver-gilt lettering to the spine, very good and bright with a little rubbing to edges and a little fading to the central area of the spine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, minimal spotting to end papers. A very good first edition copy in a restored original (part of) dust jacket. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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        Giant house of cards. Colorful panels to build with. Each with a graphic design taken from the arts, the sciences, the world around us.

      Chicago, Tigrett enterprises, 1953 - 29 x 19 cm, Schachtel mit 20 losen Karten, Orig.-Schachtel neu aufgezogen, berieben, eine Lasche fehlt. Karten min. berieben, sonst tadell. Erste Auflage. Eames (1907-1978) gestaltete verschiedene Kartenspiele . There was also a House of Cards (1952), a Computer House of Cards (1970) and Newton House of Cards for the 1974 Nobel Laureates for IBM. 1200 gr.

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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids

      Fisher, St. Albans 1953 - First separate edition (offprint) of the three papers announcing the discovery of the structure of DNA, one of the most important scientific achievements of the century. The three landmark articles (including an illustration of the double helix), appeared together in the April 25, 1953 issue of Nature. Realizing the significant of the articles, the publisher took the highly unusual step of publishing the offprint with the three articles together. Few copies were printed and the offprint is of great rarity on the market. Watson, James D.; Crick, Francis. Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids, A Structure for Dexyribose Nucleic Acid. WITH: Wilkins, M.H.F.; Stokes, A.R.; Wilson, H.R. Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids. WITH: Franklin, Rosalind E.; Gosling, R.G.; Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate. Offprint from Nature, vol 171, p.737ff, April 25, 1953. 14pp. St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co., Ltd, 1953. Original self-wrappers. Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids. A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid and OTHERS

      Nature, London 1953 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES BUCOLIQUES DE VIRGILE. Lithographies originales en couleurs de Jacques Villon.

      1953 - Paris, Scripta & Picta, 1953. Petit in-folio (288 X 385) en feuilles sous couverture bleue avec le titre gaufré en lettres or, chemise et étui de l'éditeur ; (2) ff. blancs, XXXI (dont faux-titre et titre)-127 pages, (4) ff., (2) ff. blancs. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette traduction en vers de Paul VALÉRY, imprimée en regard du texte latin et de la préface "Variations sur les Bucoliques". Elle est illustrée par Jacques VILLON de 44 LITHOGRAPHIES originales en couleurs, dont un frontispice, une vignette de titre et 42 illustrations dans le texte, dont 40 à double page, et d'un cul-de-lampe en noir. Les images ont été dessinées sur pierre en couleurs par Jacques Villon qui a gravé de sa propre main chaque couleur sur une pierre différente. Trois cent vingt pierres ont été utilisées. Le tirage des lithographies a été fait par Célestin sur les presses de MOURLOT Frères. Tirage limité à 269 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 245 numérotés sur vélin d'Arches (n°56). BEAU LIVRE D'ARTISTE, et l'une des meilleures illustrations du maître cubiste Jacques VILLON. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Bucoliques - Illustrated with 45 original lithographs by Jacques VILLON # Personnal copy of Fernand MOURLOT

      Scripta et Picta, Paris 1953 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 in leaves in a blue case. - TEXT : by Virgil translated by Paul Valery. - ILLUSTRATED : with 45 original lithographs (1 frontispice and 22 lithographs dividedin two parts) by Jacques VILLON. - PRINTER : Atelier Mourlot. - LIMITED : only 245 copies, here the nominative copy of Fernand MOURLOT. - PAPER : Arches vellum. - SIZE : 12 x 16". - REFERENCES : Ginestet / Pouillon E./555-577. - INFORMATIONS : Jacques VILLON engraved himself the 320 lithographic stones used for the edition. - CONDITION : Excellent. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Augie March

      New York: Viking Press, 1953: First edition, first printing, first state with the orange topstain. Signed by the author on the title page. In Very Good condition. in a second state dust jacket, lacking the advertisement for The Short Novels of John Steinbeck on the rear dust jacket flap. Gift inscription to a previous owner on the front paste down. Side of page block shows light wear, with light tide marks. Sunning, light edge wear to cloth, light lean to the spine. The dust jacket shows rubbing, creases, edge wear, chipping, and tape repairs to the verso. Signed.

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        The Man Without Qualities (1-3)

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1953-01-01 London: Secker & Warburg, 1953-1960. Three volumes. First English-language editions, first printings. Clean texts and sturdy bindings. Jackets generally in nice shape. Volume 1 Very Good+ in Good+ jacket; has former owner's name on ffep; jacket spine panel darkened a bit, a few small stains to front panel, wear at head, price-clipped. Volume 2 Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket; some foxing to jacket and edges, price intact (25s. net). Volume 3 is Very Good in Very Good jacket; name on front end paper, some mottling to cloth; jacket spine panel darkened, price intact (35s. net), rubbing/ wear to extremities. An attractive set.

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        The People's Leaders, The Central People's Government Committee of the People's Republic of China

      Beijing: The Da Tong Printing Factory, 1953. A CHINESE PROPAGANDA POSTER OF CHAIRMAN MAO. PUBLISHED ONE YEAR BEFORE HIS RE-ELECTION AS CHAIRMAN OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Printed pictorial poster Framed size: 38 ¾" x 29" Sheet size: 30 ¼" x 20 5/8" Literature: Jean-Yves Bajon, Les Années Mao, illustrated on p. 14. This exuberant Chinese propaganda poster contains portraits of the 63 members of the first government of the People's Republic of China. At the top and center of the work is the visage of Mao Tse-Tung, founder of the People's Republic of China and one of the most prominent Communist theoreticians in history. Mao's philosophy on revolutionary struggle and guerrilla warfare has proved extraordinarily influential, especially among Third World revolutionaries. . Book.

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        Les nuits chaudes du Cap français. Gravures originales de Paul-Emile Bécat.

      Germaine Raoult,, Paris, 1953 - Paris, Germaine Raoult, 1953. 28x23 cm. 234 S., 1 S., 2 Bl. Roter HLdr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, etwas Rückenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt, OBroschur eingebunden. No. 19/20 Künstlerexemplaren, von Bécat handschriftlich numeriert und signiert (GA 390 Ex.). - Schönes und dekoratives Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch Roter HLdr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, etwas Rückenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt, OBroschur eingebunden. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Silver Chair, A Story for Children - 1st UK Edition in Facsimile Dustjacket

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953. First Edition. Beautiful, clean copy! Near fine condition, minor discoloration on map, with near fine facsimile dust jacket, slightest hint of sunning to spine.

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        A Poem Called Tunning of Elynour Rummynge, the Famous Ale-Wife of England

      Worcester, Massachusetts : Gehenna Press, 1953 Signed by Esther and Leonard Baskin on the press mark page following the colophon page. Limited edition of 118 copies. This is number 111. Bound in blue paper over boards, with paper labels on the front cover and spine. Covers are clean with slight shelf wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is solid. Printed in red and black. This is the fifth publication of Gehenna Press. With 13 wood engravings by Baskin. The author was Poet Laureate to King Henry the VIII.

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        Merlins Magic

      The Bodley Head. Hardcover. Very Rare Book, Light wear to boards, corners bumped, slight curve to front bottom corner board, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, good DJ with some wear to edges, small tears to DJ corners, small tears to spine ends. . Good. 1953. First Edition.

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        Great Airport Mystery , HARDY BOYS #9, STATED 1ST UK EDITION, Colorful Front cover DUSTJACKET artwork by Frank Varty OF 2 Blonde & Black Haired Brothers In YELLOW & RED SWEATER WITH WHITE COLLARS & blue Pants TALKING TO MAN IN BLACK BOOTS , brown pants B

      Harold Hill & Son Limited, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain, 1953 HBDJ, Stated First Published in Great Britain 1953. 1st Edition, PreText Lists Thru Secret Wildcat Swamp,VG+/VG-, AS-IS, Harold Hill on book spine indicates an original printing. , Grey Tweed CLOTH with blue lettering and front vignette SILHOUETTE OF HARDYS . Back DJ has Red & B/W Hardy comic drawings & Mentions Next book What Happened at midnight with Short Sypnosis, Dustjacket has a slight wrinkle crease at the top front , & a couple of tape repairs from the inside. Front DJ flap is not price clipped. Slight foxing to the book edges, not affecting the text. Text is in good shape, with no marks or writing. Nice collectible, with that colorful front cover artwork by Frank Varty! Yellow Spine DJ With HH & #9 at Btm slight Fade &8 scuff edges & small Tear Top, Interior Nice, tight clean Light wear, Fox, 223 PGS + PG SAYS HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT WHY YOU GET SO MUCH FUN, DJ Protected Clear Mylar Cvr, Back DJ flap has an ad for Enid Blyton Now for a Story and "Little Women". Top outer pgs edge has faded green Publishers Tint., Orange/Red & White Gretta end papers of Man in Tree with Binoculars, Front Inner Flap Lists 29 Hardy Boys titles Thru Secret Skull Mountain, NOT PRICE CLIPPED, NO OTHER INTERNALS , Colorful Front cover DUSTJACKET artwork by Frank Varty OF 2 Blonde & Black Haired Brothers In YELLOW & RED SWEATER WITH WHITE COLLARS & blue Pants TALKING TO MAN IN BLACK BOOTS , brown pants BLACK HAIR & PARACHUTE VEST Whose PLANE HAS CRASHED TO GROUND holding his goggles. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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