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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

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        Jean-Paul

      Paris - Les Editionsde Minuit, 1953. Paris - Les Editionsde Minuit, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Jean-Paul' 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 'Richard Bagley'. 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'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)

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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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        Junkie. William Lee [with, dos à dos:] HELBRANT, Maurice. Narcotic Agent

      New York: Ace Books, Inc, [1953] - Inscribed on the title-page "For Robert Wilson, William S. Burroughs" First edition of Burroughs' first book. Ace Double Books D-15. 12mo. . Original pictorial wrappers. Some wear, first leaf ("Publisher's Note") detached [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        Ex-Prodigy: My Childhood and Youth

      New York: : Simon & Schuster, , 1953.. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by Weiner on the front free endpaper. Famed mathematician, Nobert Wiener is regarded as the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with many implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the organization of society.

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        The Way Some People Die

      Cassell & Company Ltd, London 1953 - Cassell (Crime Connoisseur) 1953 first UK edition. The book is in very good condition in a good dust jacket. Black cloth boards, clean and unmarked. The binding is tight, no inscriptions.The jacket is bright and unmarked, although the rear cover is moderately grimy through handling. The jacket edges are rubbed at the top, and lightly bumped. A little chipped to front and rear, and one chip to the fore edge. The spine is worn at the top and bottom. Unclipped. This is the story of Galley, a young woman who was not so nice as her mother thought her, and of Lew Archer who, delegated to find her, finds also a viper's nest. This is a very scarce copy of the UK first edition. Additional images and information available on request. 238pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Save The Last Book For Me]
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        Expedition to Earth

      Ballantine, 1953. Ballantine, 1953. First Edition (first U.S. printing). A story collection by the award-winning author of CHILDHOOD'S END which includes the first book appearance of "The Sentinel" -- the story which was expanded and formed the basis for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Near Fine/Near Fine -- two tiny chips to the bottom edge of the front dust jacket panel and one short closed tear and very light soiling to the rear panel. Overall, a bright, clean appearance.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Attractive well executed Pencil Portrait of Edmund Hillary, the First Man on the Top of Everest, Autographed by him].

      1953 - Ca. 1953. Pencil drawing on an album leaf, ca. 25x35,5 cm (9 ¾ x 14 in). Hillary's ink signature on the left margin. With a pencil drawing of a rugby player and fifteen signatures of the Canterbury rugby players on verso. Recently matted. A very good drawing. Captivating pencil drawn portrait of world-known New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), created not long after his famous first ascent of Mount Everest on 29 May 1953. Together with Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, Hillary became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Everest. They were part of the ninth British Expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. The portrait was drawn by New Zealand artist John Herber who in the 1950s and 1960s created a series of drawings portraying notable personalities of the day. Each portrait was later sent to the person depicted with the request to autograph it. Our portrait shows Hillary in his expedition parka, with a captivating smile, and is signed "E.P. Hillary" on the left margin. The verso of the portrait is an interesting illustration in the history of the New Zealand rugby. It is dedicated to the game between the Canterbury and Springboks teams during the 1956 Springboks tour (21 July 1956, Lancaster Park Stadium, Christchurch). Canterbury won 9:6. There is a pencil drawn portrait of a Canterbury player, and signatures of fifteen players who took part in the game (K. Stuart, R. Smith, A. Elsom, M. Dixon, S.K. Henderson, S.G. Bremner, P. Vincent, N. Roberts, J. Buxton, R. Duff, S.F. Hill, H. Burry, W.J. Whineray, D. Young, E. Hern).

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        A Time To Keep Silence

      London: The Queen Anne Press, 1953.. London: The Queen Anne Press, 1953. First edition, one of 500 numbered copies, this being number 25. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear. Rare, especially in the original dust jacket. More than a history or travel journal, however, this beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life" (New York Review of Books). "His shortest book (and to my mind his best)…its hammered terseness is…a good match for the sobriety of the subject" (Anthony Lane, The New Yorker).

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        Das Märchen von Alinda der Puppe. Mit Illustrationen (Original-Lithographien) von Georg Meistermann.

      Forum Bildkunst Verlag Leverkusen, o. J. (um 1953),. weißer Original-Halb-Leineneinband mit dem extrem seltenen Original-Umschlag. Gr-Folio (ca. 44 x 51 cm). Großformatiger und breitrandiger Druck auf chamoisfarbigen Papier. Lithographiertes illustriertes Titelblatt in Blau, 15 einseitig in Lithographie gedruckte Blätter. Der Text in der Handschrift des Künstlers mit Illustrationen. 1 von 50 handschriftlich nummerierten Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk vom Künstler mit Rotstift signiert. Bandnummer:- Auflage:-. Der Umschlag mit kleineren Randeinrissen und einigen Fehlstellen. Das Buch in einem guten Zustand. Sehr selten. Das Bild zeigt einen Teil des seltenen Umschlags. Good copy, handsigned by the artist. Very rare. Limited for about 50 handsigned copies. Sollten Sie weitere Fragen bzw. Fotowünsche haben, so wenden Sie sich bitte per email post@antiquariat-schroeter.de an uns.

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter]
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        Défense et illustration de la gastronomie Française

      Editions Vialetay, 1953. In - 4 en feuilles sous chemise et emboîtage. Illustrations de Georges Villa, 190 p. Un des 26 exemplaires réservés aux bibliophiles d?Afrique du Nord, dédicacé à la main par l?auteur et l?illustrateur. Tirage total à 266 exemplaires. Emboîtage restauré. Edition originale du plus beau livre publié par le Prince des gastronomes. Il nous conte l?histoire de la cuisine française depuis les Gaulois jusqu?à nos jours. L?illustration comprend 25 lithographies de Georges Villa aquarellées par François Wils, l?impression typographique est de Robert Blanchet qui a également dessiné et gravé les lettrines. Monod, 3341. relié Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        THE CORONATION ALBUM 1953 OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II

      London, The Collector's Club, 1953.. 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]
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        Playboy 1953 December Magazine #1 Marilyn Monroe Original Issue

      HUGH HEFNER, 1953-12-01. HUGH HEFNER, 1953-12-01. Single Issue Magazine. Good. Good- (3 of 10) Complete, no loose or missing pages with a nice Monroe pin-up. Covers attached, but loosely. There is a waterstain to the spine - about 3x1 inches - near the bottom. Another waterstain to the edgepages about 3x1 of the 1st 18 pages. The waterstains do not discolor the Monroe pin-up (as it is a thicker more glossy paper) although there is some minor warping. The bottom staple is mildly rusty (as it is in the waterstain area), the spine is frayed at several spots, and especially around the staples. There is a tiny chip to the edge of the cover, and some soiling to the cover. A crease to the cover over on the right side, not across Marilyn. A vintage newsstand date stamp at the top left corner cover "Nov 1953". SEE the Photos, this looks a lot better than it sounds.. * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our www.aCastleofBooks.com watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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        Deutsches Theater-Lexikon. Biographisches und bibliographisches Handbuch. 7 Bde. (komplett).

      Klagenfurt & Wien, Kleinmayr, 1953-1960; Bern, Francke, 1992; Zürich & München, Saur, 1998-2012.. Gr-8; insgesamt 3932 pp, mehrere Bll.; OLn. mit Rückenschildchen; Bd. I und II mit Gebrauchsspuren, die übrigen Bände neuwertig oder originalverpackt.. Das von dem österreichischen Literaturhistoriker und Theaterwissenschaftler W. Kosch (1879-1960) begründete umfasssende Handbuch zum Theater- und Musiktheaterbetrieb der deutschsprachigen Länder enthält Artikel über Schauspieler, Sänger, Regisseure, Theaterleiter, Dramatiker usw., Sachbegriffe sowie Angaben zu Theaterstädten und Spielstätten. Es wurde nach seinem Tod zunächst von Hanspeter Bennwitz, dann von Ingrid Bigler-Marschall fortgeführt. Das sorgfältig recherchierte Werk benötigte zu seiner Fertigstellung rund sechs Jahrzehnte und erschien in teuren Einzelfaszikeln, zu denen Verlagseinbände nachgeliefert wurden. Ein erster Nachtragsband ist in Vorbereitung.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        ohne Titel. Verweissung. Spielsteine auf Holzplatte. Ca. 40 x 40 cm. Datiert "53" und signiert

      1953.. . in weißem Objektrahmen - differenzbesteuert, kein Ausweis der Mehrwertsteuer

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am St. Vith]
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        Equatoria Under Egyptian Rule. The Unpublished Correspondence of Col. [Afterwards Major-Gen] C. G. Gordon with Ismail Khedive of Egypt and the Sudan During the Years 1874-1876 with Introduction and Notes

      Cairo Cairo University Press 1953. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed and faded. Spine faded with end chips. Contents tight First Edition Paperback 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). xvii, 478pp. Maps and diagrams, some in colour. Text in English and French.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Principles of operation. Type 701 and associated equipment.

      IBM, New York 1953 - International Business Machines Corporation. Principles of operation. Type 701 and associated equipment. IBM electronic data processing machines. [New York: IBM, 1953; printed 1954.] Spiral-bound. Original printed wrappers, small tear in front wrapper, light wear. 103 [1]pp., including folding illustration. Text illustrations. 282 x 213 mm. Second printing, revised. In 1952 IBM entered the commercial electronic computer market with its 701 system, designed for scientific applications, and described by IBM president Thomas J. Watson Jr., as "the machine that carried us into the electronics business" (quoted in Hurd 1983, 110). The 701, also known as the "Defense Calculator," had originally been developed to meet the high-speed calculating needs of the United States Defense Department during the Korean War. The machine was designed by an engineering team led by Jerrier Haddad and Nathaniel Rochester with an architecture based on John von Neumann's IAS computer, employing a binary number system and a parallel-memory device capable of retrieving all the digits of a "word" at once. For storage, it used three-inch "Williams tubes". The 701's processor performed multiplications at a rate of two thousand per second-four times faster than UNIVAC-and the machine could read data from both punched cards and magnetic tape. The 701 was referred to in company literature as an "electronic data processing machine"-IBM deliberately avoided using the word "computer," which was too closely associated with the rival UNIVAC.The first 701, consisting of twelve separate units, was installed in December 1952 at IBM's headquarters in New York City, in the same ground-floor display room that had formerly housed the monster SSEC electromechanical calculator (see no. 580). Eighteen more 701 systems were manufactured, most of them leased by the Defense Department or military aerospace firms for $15,000 per month; the last 701 was shipped to the United States Weather Bureau in the spring of 1955. The 701's success was critical in persuading the initially reluctant IBM to commit itself to electronic computers: "Prior to [the 701] experience, planning and marketing executives could speculate endlessly on whether data could safely be entrusted to invisible tape recording or control entrusted to the ethereal stored program. But when it had been demonstrated that 701s could be manufactured, programmed, maintained, and relied upon for useful results as promised . . . the question thereafter was not whether to build new computers but which machines to introduce and when . . ." (Bashe et al. 1986, 164)."In order to achieve maximum versatility, every function of the machine is under control of the stored program. This versatility allows the machine to execute instructions at the rate of about 14,000 per second on typical problems. Also, functions such as input-output operation, which are determined by fixed circuitry on some computers, are under complete control of the program, and, hence, under complete control of the operator. The great advantage of this system lies in the fact that a customer may build up a library of programs which will accomplish his special applications at peak machine efficiency. No compromise in efficiency is necessary in the design of the machine to accommodate an average application. Furthermore, a customer may efficiently calculate on any 701 installation simply by using his own library of programs" (p. [5]). When we checked OCLC cited three copies of this brochure. Origins of Cyberspace 710. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        Encounter: Literature, Arts and Politics. 7 volume set

      London Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd 1953. VG : in Very good condition without dust jacket First Edition Quarter-hardback cloth cover 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 3, 000pp. First 39 issues bound in 7 volumes. Published: 1953-56.

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        An unreadable Quadrat-Print. Un libro illegibile quadrato. Une feuille-cadrat illisible.

      de Jong & C°, Hilversum, Holland, 1953 - Artist book. (32) pages of white or red paper geometrically cut up. Front cover with square cut off. Totally blank book. The meaning is made by the play of the sheets, of different colors, shapes and formats, among themselves. Wrappers. 25.5x25.5 cm. In its original paper dust jacket, folded, with printed in green text in 7 languages. Exceptional condition, as new, except two tiny lacks at two corners of the jacket. Reference: B. Moore & J. Hendricks, in J. Lyons, Artists' Books, 1987, p. 89. Exceptional condition, as new, except two tiny lacks at two corners of the jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953.. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953.. Plum cloth, lettered in silver. Pictorial endsheets. About fine, in faintly rubbed acetate wrapper. The special "Presentation Edition," consisting of an unspecified quantity of numbered copies (but likely 1000), specially bound, and signed by Lindbergh on a special colophon leaf inserted in front.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A Frame Of Mind Eighteen Poems.

      Printed In The School of Art University of Reading, (Reading) 1953 - First edition of the author's second book. 1 of 150 copies. Tall 8vo., orig. printed wrappers. Name, wrappers lightly soiled but o/w a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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        Scrapbook of original bookplates and bookbinders' marks

      N.P. 1953 - 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. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        AFTER THE FUNERAL

      Collins , 1953. Collins , 1953. First edition. Red boards in purple and white printed dustwrapper. Inscribed by Christie on the front free endpaper "To Mr + Mrs Smith / Agatha Christie / June 1953" A very good copy in a good dustwrapper, which has a couple of short closed tears and a few nicks to the spine ends. An Hercule Poirot novel. The recipients of the book, Mr and Mrs Smith, worked for Agatha Christie, as butler, chauffeur and housekeeper at her home in Wallingford.

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        7 Ans D?Aventures au Tibet

      Paris: Arthaud, 1953. Paris: Arthaud, 1953. First French Edition. Publisher?s wrappers; a little musty; near fine in a very good dust jacket. Gratefully inscribed by Harrer to his American publisher ?to whom I am thankful that he found this French copy and finally made the wonderful U.S. edition. With my best wishes for ?our? success. H. Harrer [with an additional inscription in Tibetan].? The publisher has also made notes regarding the rights to the book on the first blank. Basis for the film in which Heinrich Harrer was played by Brad Pitt.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

      London - The Nonesuch Press, 1953. London - The Nonesuch Press, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Brown cloth with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. Lovely set published for the coronation ofQueen Elizabeth II in 1953. Sadly only 3 of the 4 volumes present, Vol. II is missing. The Complete Works of William ShakespeareThe Text and Order of the First Folio with Quarto Variants & a choice of Modern Readings Noted Marginally: to which are added Pericles and the First Quartos of Six of the Plays with Three Plays of Doubtful Authorship: Also the Poems according to the Original Quartos and Octavos. Vol. IComediesWith the prefatory matter from the first folio, the note on the text by Herbert Farjeon and a new introduction by Ivor Brown. Vol. IIITragediesAnd Pericles - With three plays of doubtful authorship, namely: Two Noble Kinsmen, Edward III, Sir Thomas Moore. Vol. IVPoemsVenus and Adomis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Sonnets, A Lovers Complaint, The Passionate Pilgrime, Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Musicke, The Phoenix and Turtle. William Shakespeare (baptised April 26, 1564 died April 23, 1616) was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language, as well as one of the greatest in Western literature, and the world's preeminent dramatist. He wrote about thirty-eight plays and 154 sonnets, as well as a variety of other poems. Already a popular writer in his own lifetime, Shakespeare's reputation became increasingly celebrated after his death and his work adulated by numerous prominent cultural figures through the centuries. In addition, Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the literature and history of the English-speaking world. His works have been translated into every major living language, and his plays are continually performed all around the world. In addition, many quotations and neologisms from his plays have passed into everyday usage in English and other languages. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are firmly attached. There is very little wear to the extremities. Internally the books are very clean and bright throughout with no obvious marks. There are ownership plates to the front paste downs..

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        Foundation

      London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1953. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1953. First UK edition. Publisher's black cloth, mauve, white and black dust jacket. In unclipped dust jacket, spine slightly faded and chipped on top edge of cover, but a near fine very collectable copy . p. 246 Scarce

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        Geheimnis hinter dem Mondschatten. Oel auf Pavatex.

      1953.. Bildgrösse 56x47 cm. Unten links signiert und datiert. Rückseitig hs. bezeichnet. In Holzrahmen mit Stoffbezug 65x56 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Khirokitia. Final report on the excavation of a neolithic settlement in Cyprus on behalf of the Department of Antiquities, 1936-1946.

      London, Oxford University Press, 1953.. Fort in-4 pleine toile editeur sous jaquette, XXI-447 pp., 152 planches d'ill. photogr. en noir et de figures, 113 figures dans le texte, frontispice en couleurs. Index. (Monograph of the Dept. of Antiquities of the Government of Cyprus, No.1). Jaquette dechiree, l'ouvrage en bonne condition. Petit ex-libris mss..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union]
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        Tosca [Signed by Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi and Giuseppe di Stefano]

      Angel Records / Teatro La Scala, 1953. Angel Records / Teatro La Scala. London, 1953. Three record set of Puccini's Tosca, released by Angel Records, No. ANG.35060. The inner cover has been signed by Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi and Giuseppe Di Stefano. Callas has also signed the front of the cover. Both signatures as Maria Meneghini Callas. A very scarce collection of signatures. The records are of the Teatro La Scala Production. Includes libretto. Both records are visually near mint, probably unplayed, and play with minimal occasional surface noise. Additional pictures available upon request. . Very Good. 1953. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        A Time To Keep Silence.

      The Queen Anne Press, London 1953 - First edition, one of 500 numbered copies, this being number 250. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear. Rare, especially in the original dust jacket. "More than a history or travel journal, however, this beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life" (New York Review of Books). "His shortest book (and to my mind his best) its hammered terseness is a good match for the sobriety of the subject" (Anthony Lane, The New Yorker). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        TV Guide Volume 1, Number 1

      Triangle Publications, Philadelphia - April 3-9, 1953. Thin 12mo pictorial wrappers. Staple bound. The first issue of this famous publication with the picture of Lucille Ball's son on the front cover, with a vignette of Lucy above it. Light rubbing to the spine and mailing label affixed to lower front corner, else very good to fine. Very scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Love Among the Ruins

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1953. London: Chapman & Hall,, 1953. A Romance of the Near Future. With Decorations by Various Eminent Hands Including the Author's. Octavo, pp. 51. Original red cloth, decoration to front board and titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed, printed in black and dark red. Illustrations in dark red. Signed limited edition, number 23 of 50 copies reserved for presentation from the author, and with his additional inscription to the limitation page, "Jack & Frankie with love from Evelyn". The recipients were Waugh's friends Jack and Frances Donaldson, the latter being the author of Evelyn Waugh: portrait of a country neighbour (1967). Their bookplate is affixed to the front free endpaper. The signed limited edition totalled 350 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ex-Prodigy: My Childhood and Youth

      New York: : Simon & Schuster, , 1953. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by Weiner on the front free endpaper.Famed mathematician, Nobert Wiener is regarded as the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with many implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the organization of society.

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        The Ascent of Everest. SIGNED BY SIR JOHN HUNT

      Hodder & Stoughton, [1953]. Hodder & Stoughton, [1953]. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 7 coloured and 48 monochrome plates, and numerous illustrations in the text, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; blue cloth, gilt back, blue top, a near fine copy in unclipped dust-wrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF COMMANDER PETER LLOYD-BOSTOCK AND BEARS HIS HOLOGRAPH PENCILLED SIGNATURE ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. With a small quantity of relevant cuttings laid in. . Catalogs: sports & pastimes: mountaineering.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Henry Winslow: Poems

      Locarno - Arti Grafiche Carminati, 1953. Locarno - Arti Grafiche Carminati, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A first and only edition of this collection of poetry. Divided into poems and sonnets. 'Henry Winslow trained in Paris as an architect at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, became a painter in tempera and water colour, exhibiting in London and Paris. During his last year when his sight failed, he wrote these poems and wished them given to his friends'. A newspaper cutting about Winslow's art has been loosely inserted. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. Some fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just the odd mark. Ink inscription to the first blank. Two cut-out pieces of paper reading Henry Winslow have been stuck to two separate pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        1953 The Alleys of Marrakesh by Peter Mayne

      London - John Murray, 1953. London - John Murray, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A witty account of the author's time spent in Marrakesh. First edition. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, initialled D. M. Condition: In a cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart. Slight chipping and loss to edges of dustwrapper, and a small closed tear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THREE JOLLY FRIENDS [THE THREE JOLLY BOATMEN]

      London: Collins. c 1953 - Suite of 14 original pen, ink and watercolour drawings for "Three Jolly Friends". Mounted. Cam’s early draft of what would later be published as The Three Jolly Boatmen. Comprising 4 full-page drawings (measuring 24 x 19 cms) and 10 double-page spreads (24 x 37 cms), a few with manuscript text in the author’s hand below the illustration. Two illustrations with small adhesions where the artist has fixed redrawn items of clothing, then removed them. There are two different designs for the title page, both retaining the working title of Three Jolly Friends. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Harvey

      Oxford University Press 1953 - First Edition, First Printing of the Oxford University Press edition. This is the First hardcover edition of this title. A beautiful copy. This original dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This wonderful dustjacket is rarely seen in this nice condition. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this scarce edition. We buy Mary Chase First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        *ULLMANNS ENCYKLOPÄDIE DER TECHNISCHEN CHEMIE* 19/20 Bänden (Band 1 fehlend) plus 2 Extrabände: Gesamtregister und Ergänzungsband und zusätzlich 2 Hefte Sachregister für die Bände 3-8 und für die Bände 3-13. Mit sehr vielen Abbildungen. 2/1: Anwendung physikalischer und physikalisch-chemischer Methoden im Laboratorium; 2/2: Betriebsüberwachung; 3-19: Encyklopädie von A (Abietinsäure) bis Z (Zwischenprodukte).

      Urban & Schwarzenberg Verlag 1953 (bis 1970). ca. 25000 Seiten, mit sehr vielen Abbildungen Gr.8° HARDCOVER, Leinen 3. völlig neu gestaltete Auflage - Goldprägung auf dem Buchrücken und dem Deckel, Farbschnitt an der Oberkante, insgesamt SEHR GUTER ZUSTAND!.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Holger Schankin DAS B]
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