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        STARMAN JONES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1953] New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1953]. cloth.. Early owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in. very good first printing dust jacket ($2.50 printed price) with with. and shallow loss at spine ends and light wear at corner tips.. (#141057). First edition. "An orphaned youth on an overcrowded future Earth longs to go into space. He manages to gain a berth aboard a starship which goes astray and winds up in an unknown region. Luckily, the hero's mathematical ability enables him to calculate the route home through hyperspace. A gripping 'juvenile' in this author's best vein." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition, p. 349. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516.

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        Sky Fever

      Latimer House Ltd., London 1953 - 174 pp., colour illustrated dustwrapper. No date of publication but an external bibliography gives a publication year of 1953. The original blue boards, have faded along the top edge, and for approximately a quarter of an inch at the top of the spine; there is a triangular segment at the base of the spine that has also faded starting one inch up from the base on the rear edge and moving roughly diagonally to a point about 3/8 of 1 inch from the bottom of the right-hand edge of the spine, and there's also some fading at the lower bottom right-hand corner of the rear panel. The dustwrapper shows edgewear, and chipping to the top edge with some loss, and there are tears at the rear of foldover crease and either side of the head of the spine. The lower edge of the dustwrapper has a tear at the rear foldover crease, chipping at the front foldover crease, a small tear midway along the front panel and again and the front spine gutter, and there is a loss of dustwrapper including most of the publisher's name from the base of the spine region and well into the back panel bottom corner. The damage forms a triangle measuring three inches along the base by approximately 2.5 "on each side of the apex being approximately 0.5 " onto the back panel. Size: Octavo - up to 9 ¾" tall - Octavo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 0201711. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nine Stories

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1953. Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1953. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red cloth box. Light rubbing to edges of the dust jacket. A superb copy without the usual fading. First edition, first printing. Advance copy with the publisher's compliments slip.

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        Casino Royale

      Jonathan Cape, London 1953 - First Edition, First Printing. A stunning copy of this FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET with the printed price of 10s. 6d. net present and NO blurb from the Sunday Times. This unrestored dustjacket is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges. The book is in fantastic shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A magnificent copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket. We buy Fleming First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        2 offprints by Max Delbruck

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

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        17 volumes Cold Spring Harbor Symposia Incl. Crick and Watson DNA

      Biological Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, various dates - Very important publication. Symposia has presented many discoveries, such as the structure of DNA, the genetic code, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and RNA interference (RNAi)-Featuring the important: Volume XVIII (1953) Watson and Crick DNA (this copy inscribed presentation copy signed by Milislav Demerec who was head of the Laboratory. The recipient was a professor at Cornell.Inluding: XIII (1948), XXVI (1961), XII (1947), X (1942), XI (1946), , XXII (1957), XVII (1952), XXI (1956), XXVIII (1963) Small gouge front cover, IX (1941), XIV (1949), XV (1950) ex-library with few stamps and spine ID letters in white, XL (1975), XXVI (1961), XXVII (1962), XVI (1951), XXIII (1958)Most are in very good condition. Some have the prior owners name, one has a ring stain on cover. A very serviceable group of volumes. Some spine letters darkened, or spine sunned. Biology. Genetics. * [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed [TLS]

      New York: np. New York: np. 1st Edition. No Binding. Fine. Important Eleanor Roosevelt letter with strong words denouncing Senator Joseph McCarthy. The letter is addressed to W. Hugh Jones, a local Pennsylvania Democratic politician, in response to a letter by Jones seeking clarification for her words as quoted in the A.P. Typed on her 202 Fifty-Sixth Street, New York letterhead and dated August 31, 1953, she writes: Dear Mr. Jones: The A.P. dispatch was only partly quoted correctly. I said "He has made the great mass of people blindly afraid of communism. People in government circles are afraid to be different because of the unfair methods Senator McCarthy used'". I am not slandering or maligning my country but I am anxious that everyone of the citizens of the US wakes up to the harm he has done our prestige throughout the world. Everywhere they ask if he is destroying our freedom. In Europe they have seen a Hitler and a Stalin come to power and they recognize the methods used by Senator McCarthy as being very similar. Very sincerely yours, [signed] Eleanor Roosevelt New York:, np, 1953. Two quarto sheets (6in x 7in) with type on one side, original envelope. With Jones's copy of his letter. Fold at center, otherwise fine. Eleanor Roosevelt letters with good political content are rare.

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        VERANO.

      Talleres de Artes Gráficas de los Hermanos Bedia, Santander 1953 - 1ª ed 25x35. 4 hojas en un pliego. Poema de José Hierro, con un dibujo de Alvarez Ortega; impreso a 2 tintas en papel verjurado Guarro. Firmado por José Hierro. Se tiraron 100 ejemplares como recuerdo de la inauguración de los nuevos pabellones de la Residencia Universitaria de Santander en el Sardinero. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        Original Science Fiction Illustration By Jay Landau for "Death of a Sensitive", Harry Bates, May, 1953 Issue of "Science Fiction Plus"

      No Location: No Publisher, 1953. No Location: No Publisher, 1953 Original illustration, ink on stiff board, by Jay Landau (later, the famed painter Jacob Landau) for the sci-fi pulp story "Death of A Sensitive" from the May, 1953 issue of Science Fiction Plus. 9 7/8" x 9" overall size, image size is most of that (see scan). Note: the layout editor's note at the bottom of the image in scan, which says 7 3/8", refers to the size the image is to be in the printed issue, not the 9" width of this original. This was executed as line art on copper, as were most of Landau's pulp illustrations; this is this black and white from that for the magazine for reproduce in that May issue. There were presumably no others executed from it. Annotation on front (see scan), also annotations on reverse. Former paste foxing on reverse, presumably from the layout process for the issue; none on front. The front, the image itself, is fine, as used by the publisher. Used to illustrate the Harry Bates story, "Death of a Sensitive" - a story deemed by publisher Hugo Gernsback's editor, Sam Moskowitz, to be the best he ever published in the magazine (Bates was the author of, in Astounding Science Fiction in 1940, "Farewell to the Master", which later became the basis for the classic sci-fi film, "The Day the Earth Stood Still"). A moody illustration by Landau, who, as the pulp illustrator he was at that time, is hard to find on the original sci-fi art market. Though he loved science fiction and did a fair amount of early magazine, he later was able to concentrate solely on the stylish, impactful, often socially conscious and always psychologically disturbing mainstream painting which was his first love and for which he later became so famous. His early professional work for publications was done as either Jay Landau or J. Landau (often signed only "Landau", though), but the later work was, of course, largely by "Jacob Landau". Landau died in November, 2001 at the age of 85. The intimidating and moody nature of this illustration is, to a degree, in keeping with that later painting style. The May issue of Science Fiction Plus is not itself included with this item; the scan of the published image is included with this listing for reference. l-lng1

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        Fløjte Huggas Billedbog. Hvedekorns Bogserie.

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

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        LOS NUMEROS EN EL TIEMPO,ANTOLOGÍA DEL RELOJ

      Editorial R. Carbonell. - Madrid. 1953-58. 6 Vols. (Vol 1;164;Vol 2;227;Vol 3,186;Vol 4;116;Vol 5;178;Vol 6;153; p.): Láminas en los tomos 4, 5 y 6. 18x13. Papel de hilo. Rafael Santos torroella, Luis Montañés Fontenla, Miguel herrero García, Paulina Junquera, Fernando Landeira de Compostela, Jesus Hernandez Perera. Biblioteca Literaria del Relojero. Tomos 1 al 6. Preciosa edición de bibliófilo. Ref 10.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        40 offprints from Brazilian Geneticist S. De Toledo Piza Junior 1939-1953

      various 1939-1953 - 40 offprints from the important Brazilian geneticist S. De Toledo Piza Junior. Only 18 total titles show up in Worldcat author search for this author. Some titles included: Comportamento Dos Cromossomios Na Primeira Divisao Do Espermatocito Do Tityus Bahiensis (1939) chip corner front panel; Poliploidia Natural Em Tityus Bahiensis (Scorpiones) Associada A Aberracoes Cromossomicas Espontaneas (1940; Bases Para Uma Futura Compreensao Dos Cromossomios (1941); Dorso-Ventralidade Dos Cromossomios (1942); Meiosis in the Male of The Brazilian Scorpion (1943); A Proposito Da Meiose Do Tityus Bahiensis (1943); list available. Brazil. Genetics. Zoology. * Many have prior owner signature of Franz Schrader.

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        Novelas completas y ensayos

      Aguilar, Madrid 1953 - 1593, 1508 p. ; 18 cm .-- Buen estado Vida y obra, humor y humorismo de Mark Twain, Pasando fatigas, La edad dorada, El príncipe y el mendigo, La vida en el Mississippi, Tom Sawyer, Mi novia platónica, Las aventuras de Hauckelberry Finn, Un yanqui en la corte del Rey Arturo, etc [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kiss Me Kate (Presentation copy)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First edition. Fine/Fine. Inscribed: "For Harold Uris - If we had more space, we'd write more "Kates" - However, this got written in the attic at 930 - for which, much thanks - Sam & Bella Spewack." Harold Uris was a noted real estate entrepreneur who built the luxury apartment building at 930 Fifth Ave. where the Spewacks lived while they worked on the musical. A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket with the spine panel slightly faded, but a lovely copy overall, made the more interesting due to the association with Harold Uris. & & "All you can say for Kiss Me, Kate is that it is terribly enjoyable," wrote famed theatre critic Brooks Atkinson upon seeing it for the first time. Cole Porter';s famous 1948 musical, inspired by Shakespeare';s The Taming of The Shrew, would go on to become a major success, and run for 1,077 performances on Broadway, the most of any of his shows. Under the force of such classics as "So in Love" and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", it would win the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949, and also the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Samuel and Bella Spewack. The Spewacks were successful writers in their own right, and had been nominated for an Academy Award for their work on "My Favorite Wife." Interestingly enough, Kiss Me, Kate would end up being adapted into a film as well, now thought of as Hollywood';s first 3-D musical. Fine in Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        THE RUINS OF ZACULEU GUATEMALA

      United Fruit Co., Richmond 1953 - (two volumes). Vol. I: xviii, 324 pages, 168 figures, 2 fold-out maps in rear pocket. Vol. II: vi, pp. 325-466, 3 pages of color and 120 pages of b/w photographs, 4 pages of drawings. Decorated gilt cloth covers [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Go Tell It on the Mountain.

      - New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953. 8vo, (12), 303, (1, colophon)pp. Original color-printed wrappers, lower cover plain, backstrip faded, a few leaves creased in the outer edge, a remarkably good copy of this fragile survival. First edition, Advance Reading Copy in wrappers. Baldwin's first book, a semi-autobiographical novel. The book examines the role of the Christian Church in the lives of African-Americans, both as a source of repression and moral hypocrisy and as a source of inspiration and community. It also, more subtly, examines racism in the United States. ÒUpon publication it was immediately hailed as a major treatment of black life in America and established Baldwin as the leading black novelist of his generation. Baldwin's objections to the art that appeared on this advance issue (he felt it too stereotypical) resulted in a different dustwrapper appearing when the first edition was released. A highly desirable cornerstone of any African-American literature collection. A Modern Library and Radcliffe book of the century.Ó (BTC 2011). It also subtly touches on gay and bisexual themes that would be more prominent in his later works. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Maison Tellier.

      P., Georges Briffaut, 1953, grd in-4, en ff. sous couv. rempl., chemise et étui cart., 82 pp. - (1) f. Etui légèrement fendu, pâles rousseurs, bel exemplaire. - 12 illustrations en couleurs de Marcel Cosson, gravées par Mazelin et tirées sur les presses des Ateliers de Georges Leblanc par Jean Cros (1 frontispice, 1 vignette en page de titre non reproduite dans les suites, 4 in-textes et 6 hors-textes). Tiré à 275 ex., 1 des 10 de tête sur Japon ancien (N°6) contenant 2 suites des gravures (le 1e état en noir et le 2e état en 2 tons), ainsi qu'un croquis original au crayon de l'artiste représentant une femme nue allongée avec remarque. Une des plus belles interprétations de cette nouvelle autour de la prostitution. Réf. biblio. : Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, éd. de 1976, III-198 : " Cosson (Jean-Louis-Marcel) (1878-1956), peintre (Ec. Fr.), Sociétaire des Artistes Français ; mention honorable en 1901, troisième médaille en 1911. Il figure ensuite au Salon de la Nationale et à celui des Tuileries ; il a peint des scènes de danse, de théâtre, de bars, des intérieurs et des fleurs ".

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        Moserboden [Kaprun].

      1953.. Orig.-Farbradierung, v. Künstler eh. signiert. 65 x 45 cm. (Bildausschn.). In ausgezeichnetem Zustand.. vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Schüttler, Wien 1944

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        Toyen

      - Paris, Sokolova, 1953. In-8, couv. souple ajourée, 104-(2) p., frontispice contrecollé, reproductions h-t. Édition originale, un des 1000 ex. num. (après 36 de tête). Bel exemplaire enrichi d'un ENVOI autographe signé de Toyen à José Pierre. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Langue : Français

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        Komponist, Pionier der Neuen Musik (1895-1963): Portraitfoto (9 x 14 cm) mit zweizeiliger eigenh. Widmung mit drei Noten u. U. an den Solopauker der Berliner Philharmoniker. [Berlin], ohne Dat. (ca. 1960).

      . . " [drei Noten] ! / Herrn Lembens zur / Erinnerung. / Paul Hindemith" - // - Verso entfernte Montagespuren, etwas knitterig, sonst sehr gut. - // - 1953 kehrte Paul Hindemith, dessen Musik unter den Nazis als "entartet" galt, aus dem amerikanischen Exil in die Schweiz zurück. Ab 1957 beendete er seine Lehrtätigkeit in Yale und Zürich und widmete sich mehr dem Dirigieren. - Seine Widmung auf unserem ORIGINAL-Foto geht an Hans-Dieter Lembens (1933-2010), der als Schlagzeuger und Solopauker bis zum Mauerbau 1961 am Staatstheater Saarbrücken und im Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester (DDR) gearbeitet hatte. 1962 wurde er Mitglied der (West) Berliner Philharmoniker, denen er 36 Jahre lang, bis zu seiner Pensionierung im August 1998 angehörte. Er lehrte daneben auch das Fach Schlaginstrumente an der Hochschule der Künste in Berlin und wirkte unter Herbert von Karajan bei vielen Schallplattenproduktionen mit.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Richard Husslein]
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        ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR FLUGWISSENSCHAFTEN UND WELTRAUMFORSCHUNG (ZFL). JOURNAL OF FLIGHT SCIENCES AND SPACE RESEARCH. 44 Jahrgänge/Volumes: 1953-1996. Komplett/Complete.

      Braunschweig : Viehweg und Sohn, 1953-1996.. 43 Einzelbände + nicht eingebundene Zeitschriften. Bibliothekseinband. 43 Einzelbände!!!!! Der Titel stammt aus einer aufgelösten Spezialbibliothek für Luft- und Raumfahrt. Beachten Sie bitte unser umfangreiches Angebot zu diesem Thema. Die Zeitschriften aus diesem Großbestand sind überwiegend gut erhalten. Bei manchen Exemplaren können Mängel, wie äußere Gebrauchsspuren sowie Verformungen an Buchblöcken und Einbänden vorkommen. In wenigen Fällen können auch Seiten gewellt sein. Jahrgänge 1994 und 1995 sind nicht fest eingebunden, liegen als Hefte bei. guter Gesamtzustand. Versandkosten bitte anfragen. // Books from Library-Stock. In good Condition. Signs of Age an Shelf-Wear can appear. Please ask for shipping fees. zqx mbx

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        A Tree is a Tree.

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1953 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in red, white and green. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in grey cloth folding box. An excellent copy in the nicked and very slightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrated. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Vidor on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Obras completas. (Obra completa en cinco tomos)

      Aguilar 1953 - Prólogo: Amando Lazaro Ros. Resumen: Tomo I: Sherlock Holmes *, Tomo II: Sherlock Holmes **, Tomo III: El profesor Challenger, Tomo IV: Cuentos varios, Tomo V: Novelas históricas. . Los gastos de envío para pedidos contra reembolso son de 4,83€. Revisar las condiciones de venta. Referencia interna: 3028 Tapa dura. Tapas y lomo con grabados dorados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Yong Baocai xin-zhi-shih jien-pu. (Pei Ch'ing Yung Pao Ch'ai Shih Chien P'u.). 2 Bände. Mit insgesamt 120 farbigen Orig.-Holzschnitten. Beijing, Yong Baocai, 1953.

      (Beijing, Yong Baocai, 1953.). 1 w. Doppelbll., 2 Dbll. Textzeichen, 60 Dbll., 1 w. Dbll.; 1 w. Dbll., 3 Dlbll. Textzeichen, 60 Dlbll., 1 w. Dbll. Gr.4to. Orig.-Blockbücher - chinesischer Bindungsart - mit goldbedruckten Orig.-Umschlägen in seidenbezogener Orig.-Mappe (Tao), diese mit 2 Beinschließen.. Zum Künstler vgl. Pommeranz-Liedtke, Künstler der Gegenwart 6. - Tschi Pai-Schi (auch Chi Pai-shih oder Qi Baishi) lebte 1863-1957. Durch den Einfluß des chinesischen "Impressionismus" der Schule Ssjä-ji der Sung und Ming-Zeit, deren Zeichen eine freiere Pinselschrift, Sinn für den Rhytmus und Sparsamkeit wie Kühnheit der künstlerischen Mittel sind, wandte sich der Künstler weg von der peinlichen Genauigkeit hin zur Entwicklung eines eigenen Stils. Tschi Pai-Schi gehört zu den berühmtesten modernen Künstlern Chinas und ist auch im Westen frühzeitig bekannt worden. - Die Original-Holzschnitte nach Aquarellen des Meisters zeigen Pflanzen, Tiere, Personen und Landschaften in prächtigen Farben. - Innen - wie stets - etwas Durschlag der braunen und roten Farben - Das schöne Exemplar bestens erhalten. - Beigelegt: 2 kleine Ausstellungskataloge zu China-Drucken. - Tschi Pai Schi, Chi Pai Shi, Tchi Bai Schih, Ch'i Po-shih, Chi Po - shih, Qi Baishi, Tji Bai-schi, Tji Bai Shi, U Dai Tjiie. - Jungbautschai. - Chinesische Tuschmalerei.

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        Philosophische Untersuchungen. Philosophical Investigations. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1953.. (22,5 x 14,5 cm). X, 232 S.; X, 232 S. Mit Abbildungen. Original-Leinwandband.. Erste Ausgabe seines posthum erschienenen Hauptwerks, mit deutsch-englischem Paralleltext. - Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Stella Aldwinckle, der Mitbegründerin des Oxford University Socratic Clubs. Mit zahlreichen Anmerkungen und 6 Blättern mit handschriftlichen Notizen. Einband leicht bestoßen First edition of his major work. A copy from the library of Stella Aldwinckle with her annotations and 6 leaves with annotations. - Original cloth, somewhat scuffed, else a fine copy

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        Sky Fever

      London: Latimer House Ltd, 1953. Latimer House Ltd, London, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Fair. 174 pp., colour illustrated dustwrapper. No date of publication but an external bibliography gives a publication year of 1953. The original blue boards, have faded along the top edge, and for approximately a quarter of an inch at the top of the spine; there is a triangular segment at the base of the spine that has also faded starting one inch up from the base on the rear edge and moving roughly diagonally to a point about 3/8 of 1 inch from the bottom of the right-hand edge of the spine, and there's also some fading at the lower bottom right-hand corner of the rear panel. The dustwrapper shows edgewear, and chipping to the top edge with some loss, and there are tears at the rear of foldover crease and either side of the head of the spine. The lower edge of the dustwrapper has a tear at the rear foldover crease, chipping at the front foldover crease, a small tear midway along the front panel and again and the front spine gutter, and there is a loss of dustwrapper including most of the publisher's name from the base of the spine region and well into the back panel bottom corner. The damage forms a triangle measuring three inches along the base by approximately 2.5 "on each side of the apex being approximately 0.5 " onto the back panel. Size: Octavo - up to 9 ¾" tall - Octavo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 0201711. .

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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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]

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        The SS United States)

      c. 1953, France - In 1936, Albert Brenet was the first to be named \"Peintre de la Marine\" (Painter of the Navy), and later, became France\'s first painter to be named Painter of the Air and Ground forces as well. The SS United States holds the record for fastest westbound voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the fastest roundtrip voyage. Launched in 1952 from New York to Cornwall, the ship served for the next 17 years, and was decommissioned in 1969. To this day it sits in Philadelphia. , Image Size : 259x434 (mm), 10.20x17.09 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 386x476 (mm), 15.20x18.74 (Inches), Printed in Color, Photograph

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        Atomic Transmutation. The Greatest Discovery Ever Made

      London: New World Publications, 1953. London: New World Publications,, 1953. From the Memoirs of Frederick Soddy. Nobel Laureate 1921. Octavo. Original white cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. 3 plates from photographs. Very lightly rubbed at extremities, a couple of small spots to cloth, light spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Soddy on the half-title, "Frederick Soddy, May 20th 1953" and also by his co-author, "Love from the author, Muriel Howorth". Frederick Soddy, the discoverer of isotopes, began his career in the laboratory of Ernest Rutherford. "Together they published a series of papers on radioactivity and concluded that it was a phenomenon involving atomic disintegration with the formation of new kinds of matter… From 1904 to 1914 Soddy was lecturer in physical chemistry and radioactivity in the University of Glasgow. Here he did much practical chemical work on radioactive materials. During this period he evolved the so-called "Displacement Law", namely that emission of an alpha-particle from an element causes that element to move back two places in the Periodic Table. " (Nobel Prize biography). In 1910 Soddy demonstrated that "certain elements with apparently identical chemical properties and behaviour had different atomic weights. Such groups he called isotopes" (PMM 407). Soddy's work was fundamental to the understanding of the nature of radioactivity and matter, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. This book was the first, and only published, volume in a planned series of memoirs based on interviews with Soddy, and covers the scientist's life through 1904, including his work with Rutherford. It also contains the complete text of Just Fifty Years Ago, an address he gave to the Institute of Atomic Information for the Layman in February 1953 in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of atomic transmutation. Uncommon signed.

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        THE LITTLE STEAMROLLER A Story of Adventure, Mystery and Detection

      Parrish , 1953. Parrish , 1953. First edition. Original pictorial paper covered boards in matching dustwrapper. A fine copy (slight offsetting to the endpapers) in a fine dustwrapper. A pristine copy. Illustrated throughout in colour by Dorothy Craigie.

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        "Ohne Titel", 1998.

      . Aquarell u. Bleistift auf Papier, 29,5 x 40 cm (Blatt), bzw. ca. 15 x 32 cm (Abbildung), signiert u. datiert.. (Siegfried Anzinger, geb. 1953 in Weyer, OÖ)

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        Neue Deutsche Biographie, Band 1 (A-Beh) bis Band 24 (Schw-Sta) sowie Gesamtregister auf CD-ROM (= alles bis 2013 erschienene), hrsg. von der Historischen Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften,

      Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1953-2010,. 4°, ca. 19.000 Seiten, zweispaltig gesetzt, im Band 24 noch ein aktualisiertes Gesamtregister der Allgemeinen Deutschen Biographie und der Neuen Deutschen Biographie auf CD-ROM, rote original Leineneinbände mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung (der Band 24 noch im original Pappschuber mit Rückenschild) bzw. Papp-Klappmappe mit der CD-ROM, schöne, saubere Exemplare, kaum Nutzungsspuren bei den frühen Bänden, die letzten Bände tadellos (rororeg). Das Werk ist auf 28 Bände angelegt, die bis 2020 vorliegen sollen. Wegen des hohen Gewichts ist ein Versand ins Ausland nur nach Absprache möglich.

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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      W. B. Saunders, 1953-01-01. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders and Company, 1953: Signed. First Edition, First Printing in original maroon binding. Lacking dust jacket. In Very Good Plus condition. Signed by Alfred Kinsey on the half-title page. Clean text, though pages lightly age toned. Previous owner bookplate and details in ink on front free end paper. Cloth shows light wear. Corners and bottom edge lightly bumped. Spine ends lightly worn. A nice copy of this milestone, signed by the author.

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        Aus dem Leben eines Fauns. Kurzroman.

      Rowohlt Verlag Hamburg, 1953,. 165 S., OLn m. OU (dieser mit kleineren Randläsuren), Kopffarbschnitt. 1.-3. Tausend. Auf dem Vorsatz mit Kugelschreiber eine dreizeilige handschriftliche Widmung. Darunter datiert (Darmstadt, den 27.X.1955) und von Schmidt signiert. Bandnummer:- Auflage:1. WG 2.4. Gutes Exemplar. In dieser Form sehr selten. Handsigned and dedicated by the author. Very rare.

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        The Catcher Was a Spy: Professional baseball player and OSS agent, Moe Berg, engrossed and signed check to his alma mater, Princeton University

      Newark, New Jersey: , October 21, 1953 Partly Printed Check Signed ìMorris Berg,î 6.25î x 2.75î. Newark, New Jersey, October 21, 1953. Filled out by Berg, made payable to ìPrinceton University Storeî for $11.10, drawn on the National Newark & Essex Banking Co. Light bank stampings show through from verso. Tiny cancellation holes nick the ìMî of signature. Fine condition. Affixed to a mat with clear picture corners. Double matted with a 4.5î x 6.5î full-length image of 21-year-old rookie infielder Moe Berg of the 1923 Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) at Ebbets Field, after heís thrown a baseball. He was switched to catcher in 1928. Framed to 13î x 17.5î. Morris ìMoeî Berg was a member of Princeton University's Class of 1923 where he distinguished himself as a student and as an athlete, graduating magna cum laude and earning the title of Captain of the baseball team his senior season. Shortly after graduation, on June 26, 1923, he was signed by the Brooklyn Robins as an amateur free agent and played his first major league game the next day. He was sent to the minor leagues in 1924 and 1925. From 1926-1939, Berg played, almost exclusively as a catcher, for the White Sox, Indians, Senators, and Red Sox; he was released by Boston after the 1939 season. During World War II, Moe Berg was an agent for the Office of Strategic Services, operating in Europe on projects investigating Nazi resistance in Yugoslavia and German rocket engineering. ìGeneral Wild Bill Donovan, the father of the OSS, created a bohemian intelligence operation staffed by a sparkling group of amateurs that included lawyers, professors, businessmen ... Donovan initially found Berg appealing probably because of his linguistic skills [he is reputed to have mastered 12 languages]. Berg took an oath of secrecy, was issued a revolver and a capsule of cyanide, and was given a variety of assignments in Italy, Switzerland and Sweden. Easily his most significant work was in atomic counterintelligence. The British were confident that Hitlerís scientists were nowhere near completion of an atomic bomb, but Donovan and Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, head of the Manhattan Project ñ the U.S. bomb effort ñ wanted their own confirmation. In preparation, Berg had immersed himself in nuclear physics. This enabled him to attend a lecture given in 1944 in Zurich by the leading German atomic scientist, Werner Heisenberg. Berg had orders to kidnap or assassinate Heisenberg if a German atomic bomb project was flourishing. Masquerading as a student, Berg listened to Heisenbergís talk, which had nothing to do with weapons production. Afterward, Berg strolled about gathering information and ultimately decided to let Heisenberg be. A recently declassified memo written in 1946 by Colonel Howard Dix to recommend Berg for the Medal of Freedom says that Bergís attendance at the meeting ëyielded the most important information snatched from under the cloak of secrecy which the Germans maintained on this subject. This and other information sent back by Mr. Berg and obtained by him while under continual risk of exposure and retaliatory action, was used in guiding, the U.S. operation in this field and in determining ... the pressures to be placed upon U.S. scientists for rapid progress towards ultimate completion of the Manhattan Project.íî In 1994, Dawidoffís biography of Berg was published by Pantheon Books, ìThe Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg.î

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        ENCYCLOPAEDIA of the social sciences

      Editor en chief Edwin R. A. Seligman, associate editor Alvin Johnson. New York, the Macmillan Company, 1953 - 1957. 15 volumi legati in 8 volumi in-8° grande, tela edit. e sovracop. orig. Complessive 11.388 pp. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Water colour painting of the Construction of the Brevoort Apartments on Fifth Avenue in New York City

      New York: circa, 1953. New York: circa, 1953. Fine condition in attractive wood frame. Image size approximately 15 x 18 inches.

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        L'affaire Henri Martin.

      - Gallimard 1953. In-8 broché de 292 pages au format 14 x 20,5 cm sous couverture avec titre. Le livre est protégé par le rarissime " protège-livre " à rabats, édité par la librairie François Maspéro & magnifiquement illustré par Maurice Henry ( on trouve même Sherlock Holmes, dans la section des rayonnages consacrés au Policier ). Format 46 x 21 cm pour cette objet. Commentaire de Jean-Paul Sartre, suivi de textes inédits de Jean-Marie Domenach, Marc Beigbeder, Hervé Bazin, Vercors., Jacques Prévert, Francis Jeanson, Michel Leiris, Jacques Madaule, Marcel Ner, Jean Painlevé, Roger Pinto, Roland de Pury, Jean-Henri Foy,& Louis de Villefosse, pour ce livre rédigé suite au scandale, en 1950, de la condamnation du marin Henri Martin à 5 ans de réclusion par le tribunal maritime de Brest pour propagande hostile à la Guerre d'Indochine. Révulsé par le bombardement d'Haïphong par les Français, après l'échec de sa demande de démission, ce marin d'obédience communiste avait en effet essayé de convaincre d'autres marins de s'opposer au conflit, mais la disproportion de la peine a particulièrement choqué nombre de citoyens & de personnalités, de sorte qu'il est devenu le symbole de la lutte du peuple français contre " la sale Guerre d'Indochine ". Dos bien carré sans pliures de lecture. Superbe état général, proche du parfait. On joint le papillon publicitaire pour la revue " Les Temps Modernes " dirigée par Sartre, ansi que le dépliant publicitaire de 4 pages au format 12 x 14,2 cm, édité par Pierre Seghers pour la parution du livre consacré à J.P. Sartre par Colette Audry dans la collection " Philosophes de tous les Temps ". Edition originale sans mention d'édition ( pas de grands papiers annoncé ). Précieux & rare exemplaire orné d'un très bel envoi autographe de Jean-paul Sartre ( ceux-ci sont rares ). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed on personal letterhead

      , 1953. 1953. unbound. 2 pages, 7 x 5.5 inches, no place, March 11, 1953. Wonderful letter signed "Orson" in pencil to "Lennie," his close friend and journalist Leonard Lyons. Welles discusses an offer to act opposite "Larry" Olivier, an offer to direct "Attila the Hun" in Italy, and his intention of doing a one-man show based on a reading of "Moby Dick," in part: "...As far as I know, this is the first time an American star has played the part of a European in a European picture...Please don't tell me that this is something less than the hottest news item...because I know that already..." One horizontal fold; near fine condition.

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        Knock ou le triomphe de la medecine. Comedie en trois actes.

      Paris, les editions du Valois, 1953.. 4°. 192 (8) S. Mit 36 (davon 8 ganzs.) farb. Illustr. im Text von Dubout mit Suite, 35 (von 36) farb. Tafeln. Farb. illustr. Orig. franz. Broschur in Kartonumschlag und Schuber.. Monod 9858. - Nr. 105 von 120 Ex. mit farb. Suite (GA 2'000 Ex.). - Es fehlt die 33. Tafel der Suite. Der kart. Umschlag und der Schuber berieben. (Sprache: Französisch / Francais / French)

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        The Silver Chair

      London, Geoffrey Bless 1953.. London, Geoffrey Bless 1953., 1953. Classic childrens fantasy, part of the Narnia series. First Edition, first impression. Octavo, pp.217; [3], blank. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Publisher's navy blue cloth without jacket. No inscriptions or ownership labels, spine a little cocked; very good indeed.

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        DER STAHLBAU [Zeitschrift]. 35 Jahrgänge: 22 (1953) - 56 (1987). Gebunden.

      Berlin : Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn,. 35 Jahrgänge in 35 Einzelbänden. Bibliothekseinband. 35 Jahrgänge!!!! Der Titel stammt aus einer aufgelösten Spezialbibliothek für Luft- und Raumfahrt. Beachten Sie bitte unser umfangreiches Angebot zu diesem Thema. Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Die Zeitschriften aus diesem Großbestand sind überwiegend gut erhalten. Bei manchen Exemplaren können äußere Gebrauchsspuren sowie Lagerspuren (Verformungen an Buchblöcken und Einbänden) vorkommen. In wenigen Fällen können auch Seiten gewellt sein. // Books from Library-Stock. Still in good Condition. Signs of Age an Shelf-Wear can appear. Please ask for Shipping Fees. zqx mbx

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Torquay, 14. III. 1953.. 8vo. 1¾ pp.. To Francis W. Owen: "Thank you for your kind letter, and for what you say in it. There has been an exciting time in Dublin about the new play, + still a lot of commotion in argument for the play and against the play. I hope your friend, Miss Hayden, wasn't too disappointed when you told her I could not give her the play. Another of mine now - 'Red Roses for Me' - is under contract in New York. Dublin is still crowding round 'The Bishop's Bonfire', made more remarkable during the season of Lent [...]".

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        World Geographic Atlas

      Container Corporation 1953 - Chicago: Container Corporation of America, 1953 edition. Hardcover. Near fine, in a very good slipcase. Spine lightly toned, else fine. Slipcase rubbed along the edges with the mouth corners repaired and reinforced with tape. Burlap covered boards with gilt stamped title and gilt fore edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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