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        Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion

      COLLINS 1953 - General shelf wear, lightly tanning pages. Good binding, clean, unmarked text, gilt top fore edge, and gold gilt lettering on spine. Slipcase has alot of wear, partially falling apart. DATE PUBLISHED: 1953 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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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.

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        EDGAR ALLAN CROW

      Oxford University Press, New York 1953 - Tudor, Tasha. EDGAR ALLAN CROW. New York: Oxford University Press, 1953. First edition. Square 16mo - 6-3/16" x 6-11/16". Dark blue textured cloth boards with color paste label with the slightest hint of wear at the corners for what is a superior copy of the book. Unclipped full color pictorial dustwrapper is slightly age toned and has a single 1/4" long closed tear to the top edge of the front cover. Endpapers are illustrated with a full color portrait of Edgar Allan Crow and are slightly darkened. [32]pp. A full page full color illustration by Tasha Tudor is paired with each text page and tells this true story of how Edgar came to live with and found his place in the Tudor family. This is an all around superior copy of one of Tasha Tudor's most ellusive titles. The condition of the book is FINE and the condition of the dust wrapper is NEAR FINE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA SAINTE BIBLE. (15 VOLUMES COMPLET) TEXTE LATIN ET TRADUCTION FRANCAISE D'APRES LES TEXTES ORIGINAUX AVEC UN COMMENTAIRE EXEGETIQUE ET THEOLOGIQUE.

      LETOUZEY ET ANE 1953 - RO30117886: 513 + 292 + 742 + 800 + 868 + 750 + 841 + 714 + 662 + 232 + 604 + 500 + 356 + 479 + 667 pages. 5 cartes en noir et blanc et en couleurs hors texte en fin du tome 10. Tome I 1ere partie: GENESE. TOME 1 2ème partie: EXODE. Tome 2: LEVITIQUE - NOMBRES. DEUTERONOME. Tome 3: JOSUE - JUGES - RHTU- ROI. Tome 4: PAEALIPOMENES - ESDRAS-NEHEMIE. TOBIE - JUDITH - ESTHER - JOB. Tome 5: LES PSAUMES. Tome 6: PROVERBES. ECCLESIASTE. CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES. SAGESSE. ECCLESIASTIQUE. Tome 7: ISAIE - JEREMIE - LAMENTATIONS - BARUCH - EZECHIEL - DANIEL. TOME 8 1ère partie : LES PETITS PROPHETES. Tome 8 2ème partie : LES LIVRES DES MACCHABEES. Tome 9: EVANGILES DE S. MATTHIEU ET DE SAINT MARC. Tome 10 : LES SAINTS EVANGILES. S. LUC - S. JEAN. Tome 11 1ère partie: ACTES DES APOTRES. Tome 11 2ème partie: EPITRE AUX ROMAINS. EPITRES AUX CORINTHIENS. EPITRES AUX GALATES. Tome 12: EPITRE DE LA CAPTIVITE. EPITRES AUX THESSALONICIENS. EPITRES PASTORALES. EPITRES A PHILEMON. EPITRE AUX HEBREUX. EPITRES CATHOLIQUES. APOCALYPSE In-8 Cartonné. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 220-Bible [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descartes selon l'ordre des raisons. T. I : L'Ame et Dieu. T. II : L'Ame et le Corps. (complet)

      - Aubier ("Philosophie de l'Esprit"), Paris, 1953, 2 vol. in-8, br., 390 - 336 p. E.O. Bel ex. non coupé [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Typed letter signed to his editor J. Derek Grimsdick ("J.D.") concerning the Berlin broadcasts

      New York: 1000 Park Avenue, 28 March, 1953. 2 pages, American letter, lightweight Saxon Onion Skin paper, creased where folded twice for posting, typed on one side only. Custom red morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. One erasure and 9 words added in blue ink in Wodehouse&#39;s autograph, signed with his initials. A few short closed tears and small chips not affecting text, the condition overall good. Highly important typed letter, with autograph corrections and signed by him with initials, to his English editor, J. Derek Grimsdick of Herbert Jenkins, concerning Wodehouse&#39;s notorious wartime broadcasts. In spring 1953 Wodehouse was in New York finishing off two volumes of memoirs simultaneously. The first - Bring On the Girls!, written in collaboration with Guy Bolton - avoided controversy by dealing with Wodehouse&#39;s successful pre-war career in American musical theatre, but the second, Performing Flea, subtitled "A Self-Portrait in Letters", would be much more closely examined. For those in the know, the title itself recalled controversy: it dated from the time of the Berlin broadcasts when, in a letter to the Daily Telegraph (8 July 1941), Sean O&#39;Casey had referred to Wodehouse as English literature&#39;s performing flea. Wodehouse&#39;s letter to Grimsdick shows how the Berlin broadcasts still haunted him over a decade later. Immediately after the liberation of Paris in 1944, MI5 had sent Major E. J. P. Cussen, later a judge, to interrogate Wodehouse and examine his actions. Unfortunately for its subject, Cussen&#39;s report, which fully exonerated Wodehouse from charges of treason, was never made public in Wodehouse&#39;s lifetime. But in 1953 Cussen still dogged Wodehouse. The letter shows exactly that incompatibility between the roles of comedian and historian which so damaged Wodehouse&#39;s attempts to rehabilitate his reputation. Wodehouse had proposed to include transcripts of his Berlin talks in the book in order to demonstrate their essential innocence, but the letter reveals that Cussen had read the book at draft stage and confronted the publisher with the inescapable fact that Wodehouse had not supplied accurate transcripts of the original broadcasts. Wodehouse flounders to explain this to his editor: "I certainly agree with you that we ought to print the broadcasts exactly as they were spoken ..." But then he proceeds to outline a number of exceptions to this general rule that must have exasperated his editor: "What happened was that when I wrote the Camp book, I elaborated the broadcasts and made them separate chapters. That is to say, I added funny material wherever I saw an opportunity. An instance of this is in the first broadcast, where what I actually said >on the radio< was &#39;Algy the human sunbeam said we should be put in villas and >asked to< give our parole and then be allowed to go where we liked&#39; (or something like that), and I added >in the letter book< [i.e. the manuscript of Performing Flea] something like &#39;"Villas, Algy? With honeysuckle climbing over the porch?" Well he was not quite sure about that. There might or might not be honeysuckle ...&#39; etc. You see what I mean? The stuff is the same, but I added comic material. It was very difficult, when I came to work on the Letter book [Performing Flea], to remember what I had actually said and what I had added. I suppose it is safest to be absolutely accurate, though it does seem a pity to cut out funny stuff. I can&#39;t make out from your letter what Cussen actually turned up with? Had he a typed script in addition to the script I gave him in Paris? The latter is accurate, it being my own typing." Wodehouse goes on at some length to discuss another anecdote in which for comic effect he had given Algy a morning greeting purloined from a Jeeves novel, suggesting to Grimsdick that "It all turns on whether you think that the authorities, reading this passage &#133; will publish a manifesto in all their papers saying &#39;It&#39;s a lie! Algy did not say "The lark&#39;s on the wing etc. &#133;"&#39; " Wodehouse ends by deferring to Grimsdick: "Use your own judgment about this - I will agree to whatever you decide - but, as I said before, it does seem a pity to sacrifice laugh lines which don&#39;t alter the sense." At the end of the letter, personal irritation breaks through: "Didn&#39;t you think Cussen was a priceless ass? But you ought to have seen him in uniform with his little wooden stick!" And the triumphant coda: "Fox Twentieth Century very interested in BRING ON THE GIRLS." The first edition of Performing Flea was published in London by Herbert Jenkins on 9 October 1953, with the disputed transcripts of the Berlin broadcasts omitted from the book.

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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1953 - Published in New York by Doubleday & Company, Inc. in 1953. First Edition is stated on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book near fine. DJ near fine. DJ flap price reads $3.00. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Mountain World. Ten Volumes. 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956 / 57, 1958 / 59, 1960 / 61, 1962 / 63, 1964 / 65, 1966 / 67 and 1968 / 69.

      George Allen & Unwin and Harper & Brothers, New York - 1953,1970. (Hardcover) Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Ilustrated with photos, drawings maps. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine in dust jacket. Some copies are review copies with publisher's review slip laid in loosely. Bookplate on front pastedown of most volumes. All cooies in very good condition. Extra postage will be required. Please inquire about postage. Edited By Marcel Kurz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Veinte Poemas / con grabados de Aldo Altomare

      Buenos Aires : Guillermo Kraft 1953 - ~ Con 20 aguafuertes originales de Altomare, numeradas, fechadas y firmadas a lápiz por el artista (dimensiones 20 x 15 cm) y protegidos con hoja transparente, más una adicional de 15 x 8 cm. sobrepuesta en la cubierta interior ~ Edición de 100 ejemplares en papel de barba, numerados de I al C, además de 20 ejemplares numerados del CI al CXX, éstos fuera de comercio, el nuestro el No. XCV ~ En rama, presentado en carpeta editorial ~ 22 pliegos ~ 50x34x3cm. ~ Los grabados en perfecto estado. La carpeta con pequeños desgastes ~ Heavy item, circa 1.5 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort (Un amateur d'âmes - En Espagne)

      Hippocrate et ses Amis, S.l. 1953 - 133 pp., Grand in-4 (28 x 38 cm), en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui. Exemplaire imprimé spécialement pour Monsieur Lucien Marrey, n° 4 / 120 sur papier pur fil d'Arches, seul tirage. Edition constituée de fragments du livre de Maurice Barrès. Exemplaire enrichi de la décomposition du frontispice en couleurs (6 planches) et du menu au format de l'ouvrage du diner du 5 mars 1953 de la Société "Hippocrate et ses Amis" dans les Salons de la Maison des X ; menu comportant une lithographie en couleurs à pleine page d'Yves Brayer, signée au crayon. Brunissure sur la première page du menu et légères décharges de la lithographie, malgré la serpente, légers défauts à l'étui, ouvrage parfaitement frais. Très bon exemplaire. Grand in-4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LITTLE STEAMROLLER. A Story of Adventure, Mystery and Detection. Illustrated by Dorothy Craigie.

      Max Parrish, London 1953 - From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Illustrated by Dorothy Glover under the name Dorothy Craigie. Glover & Graham Green had an affair from 1938 until the late forties. Squarish, slim 4to., 36pp. Illustrated throughout in colour. Original blue cloth with gilt steamroller on upper cover. Original pictorial dustwrapper. First edition. A fine copy in a near fine wrapper with two tiny chips expertly restored. One of the four very uncommon Graham Greene children's adventures. R.A Wobbe; Graham Greene -A Bibliography: Guide to Research A30. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Player Piano

      London; Macmillan; 1953 - First edition, first printing. Apparently one of about 2000 of the UK edition not pulped. Signed by the author on a loosely inserted bookplate. Lacking a dustjacket, the book is near fine with fading and a spillage stain to the spine and a small amount of foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Long Goodbye

      London, Hamish Hamilton,, 1953. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full crimson morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain cream endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

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        More Clinical Sonnets

      New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc.,, 1953. Illustrations by Edward Gorey. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and toned jacket with some small marks and nicks and a faded spine panel. First edition, first printing. The dedication copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "advance copy &#150; For Dudley and Cornelia with much love and gratitude for 1000 things, Merrill. New York July 1953 (due out August)". The recipient was the American poet, critic, and translator Dudley Fitts.

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        Les Gazettes D'Adrienne Monnier 1925 - 1945.

      Rene Julliard,, Paris 1953 - Monnier, Adriènne. Les Gazettes D'Adrienne Monnier 1925 - 1945. Paris: Rene Julliard, 1953. Printed Wrappers. 8vo., 318pp. Inscribed First Edition. French text. Perfectly Inscribed on the half title, finely, in black ink: "pour les Temps Moderne / hommage de l'auteur / Adriènne Monier". The Paris literary Scene, from Adriènne Monnier (1892-1955) - bookseller, poet & publisher. Her famous bookshop, La Maison des Amis des Livres, was located on rue de l'odéon in Paris where she encouraged Sylvia Beach to open her own shop, the equally famous, Shakespeare and Company. The best & the brightest were her friends many of whom she published: Joyce, Hemingway, Eliot, & others. This issue features Rilke, Valéry, Colette, Claudel, & Joyce. Articles titled: Arrivé de Paul Robeson, Whitman chez Sylia Beach, L'Ulysses de Joyce et le public français, les américains à Paris. A near fine example, with much less darkening typical of the cheap paper edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Desperate Hours (Author's Original Typescript, with numerous corrections)

      Random House, New York 1953 - Joseph Hayes' original typed manuscript for his most famous novel, "The Desperate Hours," with numerous authorial typeovers and editorial corrections. Stamps from the James Brown Agency (author's agent), date stamp of Sept 15 1953 and hand notation "Random House New York" to the title page. The book was published by Random House in 1954, and was so popular upon its release that the author rewrote it as both a play and a movie screenplay within a year of publication. Basis for the classic 1955 film noir directed by William Wyler and starring Humphrey Bogart and Arthur Kennedy, a story of home invasion by a group of ruthless prison escapees, that was in some ways the pinnacle of American urban paranoia in the 1950s. Housed in Hayes' original brown file folder, with his personal return label affixed (indicating a home address in Sarasota, Florida), marked in the author's hand: "ORIGINAL MANUSCIPT [sic] 'THE DESP. HRS' AS SUBMITTED TO RANDOM HOUSE."Unbound pages, Very Good condition overall, with title page and last page of text in lesser condition due to bearing most of the wear, but complete with no missing leaves. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        An Unreadable Quadrat-Print.

      [Hillversum]: Steendrukkerij de Jong & Co. 1953]. - 4to. [pp. 36] (white and red leaves cut in different sizes). with printed text in eight languages. self-wrs. dw. outer dw. (2 small tears & slight bumps to dw.; some discolouration to edges of dw.). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DAVID. NAISSANCE DU GENIE D'UN PEINTRE. PREFACE DE JEAN CASSOU, CONSERVATEUR EN CHEF DU MUSEE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE. TEXTE DE JEAN ADHEMAR, CONSERVATEUR AU CABINET DES ESTAMPES DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE. PARIS. RAOUL SOLAR. 1953.

      1953 - IN-FOLIO EN FEUILLES DE 87 PAGES, SOUS COUVERTURE BISTRE REMPLIEE, ACCOMPAGNE DE 289 PLANCHES, LE TOUT SOUS COFFRET BOIS RECOUVERT DE TOILE ECRUE, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE CUIR ROUGE FIXEE SUR LE PLAT SUPERIEUR (42 X 31 X 16 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON). "CHAQUE OUVRAGE DE LA PRESENTE EDITION EST ENRICHI D'UN DESSIN ORIGINAL DE LOUIS DAVID APPARTENANT AU MEME CYCLE QUE CEUX PROVENANT DE LA VENTE PUBLIQUE ET AUX ENCHERES QUI EUT LIEU LE 17 AVRIL 1826, A PARIS. CES DESSINS ONT ETE REPARTIS, SUIVANT LEUR VALEUR, SUR L'ENSEMBLE DE CETTE EDITION DONT LE TIRAGE A ETE LIMITE A 289 EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES, SOIT : UN EXEMPLAIRE PORTANT LE NUMERO 1, QUATORZE EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES DE 2 A 15, SOIXANTE-DIX-NEUF EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES DE 16 A 94, CENT QUATRE-VINGT-QUINZE EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES DE 95 A 289. TEXTE SUR PAPIER PUR FIL A LA FORME DES PAPETERIES JOHANNOT, DESSINS REALISES EN PHOTOTYPIE SUR PAPIER VERGE D'ANNONAY". LES 289 PLANCHES SONT CONTRECOLLEES SUR VELIN BISTRE ENCADRE DE FILETS DORES, LEGENDEES ET NUMEROTEES EN DORE. NOTRE EXEMPLAIRE, ACCOMPAGNE DE SON FEUILLET DE JUSTIFICATION PORTE LE NUMERO 43 ET COMPREND LE DESSIN ORIGINAL NUMERO 278 (PLANCHE 9) SOUS PASSE-PARTOUT VELIN BLEU ENCADRE DE FILETS DORES, AVEC CERTFICAT D'EXPERTISE AU DOS. CE DESSIN REPRESENTE UNE "ETUDE DE TETES", AVEC EN BAS, MENTION MANUSCRITE : PALAIS JUSTINIANI. "DAVID S'EST BEAUCOUP INTERESSE AUX CASQUES ANTIQUES, ET ON RETROUVE SOUVENT DANS SES TABLEAUX DES EFFETS DE CRINIERES FLOTTANTES ANALOGUES A CELUI-CI". JEAN ADHEMAR ESTIME QUE CES DESSINS DE DAVID (1748-1825) ONT ETE REALISES LORS DE SON PREMIER SEJOUR A ROME (1774-1780). COMPLETE PAR UNE BIBLIOGRAPHIE ET UNE IMPORTANTE TABLE COMMENTANT CHACUN DES DESSINS. PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS SANS AUCUNE GRAVITE, SANS LA MEDAILLE DE BRONZE ORNANT LE COFFRET, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CET OUVRAGE MONUMENTAL.

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        English Drama

      mp; 1953 - New York - Seven Gables Bookshop, 1950 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two catalogues, bound in one. Seven Gables was a Bookshop (1946-1979) in New York City ran by John Kohn and Michael Papantonio. The two men were formerly independent bookdealers and operated Collector&#39;s Bookshop and Papantonio&#39;s Bookshop. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is very mild wear to the extremities, including some fading. Internally the pages are clean with only the occasional handling mark. There isa closed tear on the title page. Overall the condition is very good..

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        FAHRENHEIT 451

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. Octavo,. red boards, front and spine panels stamped in yellow.. A fine copy in fine white dust jacket with shallow 5x10 mm chip from. top edge of front panel, tiny nick to lower front corner tip, and 7. mm closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel. A sharp copy. Enclosed. in a custom quarter leather clamshell box. (#111876). First edition. The hardbound trade issue. (Currey binding D [no priority]). Expanded from the novella "The Fireman" published in 1951. Filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. "In a totalitarian state, books are burned and private thought or action is criminal." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-153. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine. (1953). First. First edition, binding state D (no established priority). Slight rubbing to the spine ends and a tiny tear to the edge of one leaf in the text, else fine in a lightly soiled, very good plus dustwrapper with a shallow chip at the crown, and some of the usual fading to the red "451" on the spine. Signed by the author. Francois Truffaut spent five years writing the screenplay for his 1966 film version with Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. It was the director&#39;s first film in color, as well as his first English language film. A nice copy of a very scarce Ballantine hardcover and a highspot of science-fiction literature. .

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        FAHRENHEIT 451

      New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. Octavo,. red boards, front and spine panels stamped in yellow.. Boards rubbed along lower edges, a very good plus to near fine copy. in very good or somewhat better dust jacket with some edge wear at. spine ends and corner tips with just a bit of loss at upper spine end. and lower rear corner tip, 25 mm closed tear along lower front spine. fold, some mild general dust soiling, and red "451" on spine faded to. light orange. (#114531). First edition. The hardbound trade issue. (Currey binding D [no priority]). Expanded from the novella "The Fireman" published in 1951. Filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. "In a totalitarian state, books are burned and private thought or action is criminal." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-153. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55.

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        Fondements pour la Transformation Integrale du Theatre

      Bordas, Paris,, 1953. Tome 1 (all published) Octavo. Original buff wrappers printed in black and red. Contents a little browned, wrappers lightly tanned but an exceptional copy. First edition, first printing. One of 200 numbered copies.

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        The Rolling Stones

      Charles Scribner, New York 1953 - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (printed price "$2.50" on front flap). A very clean, bright copy of one of the more elusive Heinlein books written for young adults published during the 1950s. No flaws. Pages are clean and unread. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collage Seventeen.

      [Chicago, 1953]. - Collage of cut colored wove papers and woven cloth cord, mounted on four layered planes of glass, signed "Marie Zoe Greene" in black ink on the glass at lower right. 600 x 495 mm. (23 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches). Original massive wood frame. An important abstract collage construction in glass and colored paper by Greene-Mercier, one of Moholy-Nagy's first students at the New Bauhaus in Chicago. Dating from 1953, "Collage Seventeen" was one of twenty "polyplane collages," which represent a breakthrough of sorts in her work, and a fascinating chapter in postwar modernist abstraction. The series occupied Greene-Mercier for a decade. On its completion, the complete series was given an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in March-April 1955, at the invitation of Carl O. Schniewind, in the Department of Prints and Drawings.We quote at length from an article by Lloyd C. Engelbrecht on "Marie-Zoe Greene-Mercier: The Polyplane Collages," which appeared in "Art International" in 1978:"Marie-Zoe Greene-Mercier is best known for her grandly-scaled monumental sculpture, such as the two French Government commissions at Barcarès and Arras. Less well known is a series of collages in which she explored the spatial relationships created by separating paper and other materials by multiple panes of glass, which she has named 'polyplane collages.'"There are twenty of these collages in all, the earliest dating from 1946. The first ten to be completed were exhibited on numerous occasions as individual works, and all twenty were shown as a group in the Art Institute of Chicago in 1955. Although some were shown again as a group in the following two years in the same city, since 1957 only a few have been exhibited, at infrequent intervals. With the patina of time acquired in the last twenty years they now seem to be part of a whole, much like a musical suite in which the individual movements each make their statement, at the same time complementing one another."Greene-Mercier first turned to collage in 1945, when she made a series of three collages using the 'traditional' methods involving pieces of paper and glue. She soon yielded to the sculptor's fascination with construction in space and began to experiment with panes of glass, which she inserted between the pieces of paper. The twenty collages with panes of glass were the result, and since they followed the three without glass, she numbered them from four to twenty-three. The first two were made with three panes of glass, and the rest with four panes. Paper was pressed, and patterned Japanese paper, burlap, thread, string and rope were used as well. The panes of glass are bound tightly together with tape, and the glass is set flush with the other materials except in those collages in which parts of the glass panes were cut away for the artist by a master glass cutter ."Each collage makes a statement in the Constructivist idiom, and the forms suspended in orthogonally defined space go back to the origins of Constructivism; Malevich exhibited a black square hovering over a white ground in 1915. What Greene-Mercier has accomplished is to articulate orthogonally defined space in a new way, although employing traditional materials. (She once remarked that she rejected the idea of using plexiglass because she was attracted to the long tradition of glass as a material for artists.)"Born in 1911, Greene-Mercier first came to Chicago in 1933, shortly after graduating from Radcliffe, and was involved in Constructivist art in Chicago from the time of her arrival. In 1934 she assisted James Johnson Sweeney with an exhibition of abstract art at the University of Chicago which included the first showing of paintings by Mondrian in the city. At the New Bauhaus she studied with Archipenko and Gyorgy Kepes, as well as with Moholy-Nagy. One of her polyplane collages, "Collage Eight" (1946), was included in the exhibition "Abstract and Surrealist American Art" at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1947. Her successful [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900

      London & New York: Collins & Van Nostrand. 1953. First. Limited edition. Copy number 29 of 295, Signed by Sacheverell Sitwell, Handasyde Buchanan and James Fisher. Large folio. 22 black & white plates and 16 color plates, one folding. Bound by B. Mansell of London in three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, housed in the original slipcase with matching marbled boards. Ex-library copy, spine mark, bookplate, and one perforated stamp on the tile, else no other markings. Moderate darkening to the spine and scattered small tears to the slipcase edges, near fine. The most desirable deluxe issue of one of the best secondary works on ornithological illustrations. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Kiss Me Kate: A Musical Play

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953. First. First edition. Fine in a moderately spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. A popular musical play based on The Taming of the Shrew, basis for a number of films and television movies, originally directed by George Sidney in 1953 with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, and Bob Fosse. Made just as Hollywood was trying to give television audiences a reason to return to theaters, it is reportedly the only film shot simultaneously in full frame, widescreen, and 3D versions, and consequently suffers a bit from performers repeatedly lunging themselves at the camera. Also of note is the 1968 television version directed by Paul Bogart with Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Fine Bird Books 1700 - 1900

      Collins & Van Nostrand, London 1953 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Packed weight = 05.00kg +. Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage. Please contact us using the 'Ask the Bookseller a Question' link before placing your order. For non UK customers special arrangements apply to parcels weighing over 5Kg (2Kg for Canada). One of the limited edition of 2000 copies in excellent condition overall. Internally generally excellent with 16 superb colour plates and 22 black and white plates. There are signs of a removed mark on the rear end papers - this does not affect the decoration. Boards and spine generally excellent and bright - very light bumping to some of the corners. Refurbished d\w with some replacement is generally in very good condition - there is some creasing which is to be expected for this book. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. We have split our books into 70 + categories. The Bianco Library website has 6 pictures of this book including both medium and large images. This description is to be read in conjunction with these photographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roman Holiday (Original poster)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 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.

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        Fondements pour la Transformation Integrale du Theatre. Tome 1 (all published)

      Bordas, Paris, 1953 - Octavo. Original buff wrappers printed in black and red. Contents a little browned, wrappers lightly tanned but an exceptional copy. First edition, first printing. One of 200 numbered copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LES ESSAIS.

      - Brie-compte-Robert, Les Bibliolatres de France, 1953, 20x28, trois volumes. Reliures somptueuses en plein chagrin vert, chaque volume sous un emboîtage cartonné. Dos à 5 nerfs, joliment décorés de motifs dorés. Titre, tomaison et auteur en lettres dorées. Plats portant filets dorés et blason. Riche roulette sur les coupes. Roulette intérieure dorée. Tranches supérieures dorées. Magnique exemplaire numéroté et spécialement imprimé pour Mr Courvoisier. Un portrait de Montaigne en frontispice a été gravé par Lemagny Couverture d'origine conservée. Les trois dos sont uniformément décolorés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ascent of Everest

      Hodder And Stoughton, London 1953 - Foreword/faux signature by Prince Phillip, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. Chapter 16 by Sir Edmund Hillary and appendices by members of the expedition. Book has blue boards, gilt text on spine only. Unclipped (25/-net), wrap-around DJ by W. Heaton Cooper. 232 pp. plus: Appendix I Diary of the Expedition September 1952 - June 1953 compiled by Wilfred Noyce, Appendix II Preparations for the Everest Expedition, 1953 Organization, Appendix III Memorandum Everest, 1953 Basis for Planning ( The Ascent, The Preparatory Period, The Expedition Timetable), Appendix IV notes on Certain Items of Equipment by Charles Wylie, Appendix V Oxygen Equipment T.D. Bourdillon [signatory], Appendix VI Diet By Griffith Pugh and George Band [signatory], Appendix VII Physiology and Medicine By Griffith Pugh and Michael Ward[signatory], Appendix VIII Everest 1953 Assault Load Tables, Appendix IX Acknowledgements of Assistance in Launching the Expedition, Glossary, Index. Book slightly rubbed at tail of spine, unsunned boards retain their original colour, top edge dyed blue, corners good, gilt text as new, book is slightly cocked and bowed, fon and address, Bradley ffep, some foxing evident. DJ has darkened spine, edge and extremity wear with some chipping and tears, the longest at top rear panel being 1.3 cm. Laid in is a commemorative/souvenir menu for a dinner at the Hyde Park Hotel in Knightsbridge, London on Wednesday, 21st October, 1953. The outside of this shows the route to the summit with the various numbered level camps. The front states: Conquest of Everest 29,002 feet 29th MAY 1953. The inside carries(on the left) the Toast List (The Queen, The Everest Team. Proposed by Mr. Donald McCullough Supported by Group Captain D.F. McIntyre, A.F.C. (who had flown over Everest with the Duke of Hamilton 20 years previously). The right side carries the menu of the meal. October 21st, 1953 was also the date of the Premiere of the movie, 'The Conquest of Everest' at the Warner Cinema. The premiere was attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and members of the expedition team. Sir John Hunt's daughter presented a bouquet to the Queen who had become the monarch at roughly the same date as the successful ascent. At the left bottom of the menu are found the signatures of: T.D Bourdillon, George Band, George Lowe, Michael Ward and another signature that I surmise to be that of Charles Wylie, the organizing secretary for the expedition. The name at the top left of the menu is the same as the fon in the book. The only Bradley mention in the Index of the book is in reference to 'Bradley Boots' which was the specifically designed footwear for this expedition. The original owner of the book also had a twin brother named Harry and I speculate that one of them is the, " Mr. Bradley" referred to by Charles Wylie on p.251. A most interesting item of mountaineering/historical importance. Digital pictures available on request. Bookseller's Inventory # 110024 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape. (1953). First. First edition, first issue in first issue jacket. Owner&#39;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]

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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 &#150; 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]

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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&#39;s fourth book, and her first book of nonfiction, Inscribed by the author to her parents: "For the children&#39;s grandparents from the children&#39;s mother with all my love -- Shirley. May 1953." The printed dedication reads: "For the Children&#39;s Grandparents." The first of Jackson&#39;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. .

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