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        U.S.A. to Europe: 1952-1953

      N.p. [Privately published], [1953]. One image captioned in ink; near fine in ring bound gilt-stamped thick plastic wrappers (two spokes of the ring binding have broken off).. First Edition. Tall ring bound quarto. Possibly unique album of 30 original images taken by a man named James Sloan on a trip from America to Europe. (The first photograph in the album, a bearded older man in a tunic, is presumably Sloan.) The images are uniformly 9 1/2 X 9 1/2 and have been printed on thick, coated paper measuring 10 1/2 X 13 1/2. Of the thirty photographs, more than half are extremely interesting shots of European scenes and people. Printed and produced to a very high standard. No copies in OCLC and no information readily apparent online.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Du Rififi chez les hommes (First Edition)

      Gallimard Serie Noire No. 185, Paris 1953 - First French Edition (and correct first). Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has a medium-size chip at the top right corner of the front panel (no loss to text), with small chips and tiny closed tears at the extremities. Basis for the classic 1955 French heist film, "Rififi," one of the classics of noir, directed by Jules Dassin. Extremely scarce in the original hardcover binding, much more so in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Journal d'un inconnu *

      Grasset, Paris 16.1.1953. - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée. Non coupé. Suite d'essais sur la poésie, l'amitié,? Pour un des 1500 Alfa: diviser par quatre. Édition originale. L'un des 52 exemplaires de tête, numéroté sur Montval, outre 56 vergé, 162 Vélin et 1'500 Alfa.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        JUNKIE: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

      New York: Ace, (1953). First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. 12mo. Mass market paperback. Very good in original pictorial wraps. Some creasing, rubbing to wraps. Pages mildly toned. Else clean and sound. Loosely laid in is a bookplate SIGNED by Burroughs. Burroughs' first book, a paperback original printed dos-a-dos with with Maurice Helbrant's NARCOTIC AGENT. Ace D-15. [Maynard and Miles A1].

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1953. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. This is the elusive U.S. first "Definitive" edition, only printing of Churchill's war speeches. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes in both British and U.S. editions. In 1952, during Churchill's second premiership, the British publisher - Cassell - reissued the War Speeches as a new, "Definitive" three-volume British edition. This U.S. edition was issued in 1953. The three-volume edition of Churchill's War Speeches is considered superior to the original seven wartime volumes. New speeches are added, as is a very helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. There were 4,700 copies of the British first edition, first printing, but this incredibly small U.S. edition was limited to a mere 500 copies produced from British edition sheets. (Internally, only the title and copyright pages differ from the British edition.) This U.S. first edition, only printing was bound quite differently from its English counterpart and more elaborately, with a black cloth spine decorated and printed in gilt, over red cloth boards, yellow-stained top edge, and head and foot bands. The light blue and black dust jackets are illustrated with a reproduction from Churchill's hand-corrected typescript of the first Secret Session speech. Houghton Mifflin issued the three volumes in a plain navy leatherette slipcase. Here is a full U.S. three volume set in the original dust jackets and publisher's slipcase. Condition is fine in very good or better dust jackets and a good plus slipcase. The bindings are square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and no discernable wear. The contents are crisp and bright. We find no spotting or previous ownership marks. The dark yellow stained top edges retain uniform, unfaded color. The dust jackets remain bright and clean. The Volume II & III dust jackets retain the original "3 Volumes, $25.00" front flap pricing and show only trivial wear confined to corners, spine ends, and hinges with a few small chips at the upper edge of the Volume III rear face, undoubtedly from abrasion on the slipcase edge. The Volume I dust jacket is neatly price-clipped with spine end losses to a maximum depth of .5 inch and minor wear at extremities and hinges. All three dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The original publisher's plain navy leatherette slipcase remains complete and intact, with some wear at the corners, some dark staining mostly to the back, and splits at the upper and lower rear seams. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.2, Woods A136(b), Langworth p.305

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        THE DODO AND KINDRED BIRDS or The Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands

      London, H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd, 1953.. LIMITED EDITION 1953, 485 COPIES ONLY, this copy numbered 139. 4to, approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 11 plates in colour, 11 black and white plates, 35 drawings in the text, pages: xvi, 1-250 pages including index, bound in original publisher's blue buckram, small gilt vignette of Dodo to upper cover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, top edges gilt, in unclipped dustwrapper. Small nick to top edge of lower panel and tiny ink mark to spine otherwise a Fine copy. The author deals with the different species of Dodo and Solitaire, reviewing the historical and pictorial evidences, detailing the remains of specimens, recounting the story of extermination, and describing in detail the appearance and habits of these amazing birds. Some 36 other species of extinct bird are also described including the Great Water Hen, The Almost Flightless Heron and Leguat's Starling. This is the most important work on the subject since the studies of Strickland and Rothschild. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Night of the Hunter (Hardcover, inscribed)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1953. Early printing. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "For Jim / My most famous tale, though not necessarily my best one. In fact I think my best one is yet to be written. / Davis Grubb." & & Basis for the now-classic 1955 film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. While signed copies do turn up on the market, this the first we have ever encountered with an inscription, much less one with interesting content.& & Near Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Derriere le Miroir. No. 60-61

      Maeght editeur, Paris 1953 - Two double-page coloured lithographs by Kandinsky, three single -page coloured lithographs (including the front and back of the cover). The printing was done by Mourlot. Bought at the Maeght Gallery decades ago and in storage ever since, the cover and the lithographs are in mint condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JMHunt]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for a Two Story Type "5" Building on the S.W. Corner of 20th St. and Iowa St. for Robert W. Hunt Co., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, January - July, 1953. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 8 sheets. Job #236. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Round River from the Journals of Aldo Leopold

      OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK 1953 - Dust jacket in good condition; Charles Schwartz Illustrator; First Edition Oxford University Press 1953 in Collector Grade Condition. A classic by the father of modern ecology. Aldo Leopold. Edited by Luna Leopold; 173 pages; illustrated by noted Missouri conservationist/artist, Charles Schwartz. Rose color cloth binding with plant leaf embossed on front cover in excellent condition. Contents are tight and clean internally; near former owner stamp/name fep; good mylar protected jacket, $3.00 price on dust jacket. DATE PUBLISHED: 1953 EDITION: First 173 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Ornamenty chinskie - wzory na jedwabiu].

      [Pekin: [b.w.], [1953]. - Notka wydawnicza: [Pekin: [b.w.], [1953].; Wymiar bloku: 38cm.; Naklad: 6000; Uwagi: Chinskie wydawnictwo przedstawiajace rodzime ornamenty - wzory na jedwabiu - w bardzo efektownej chromolitografii. Karta tytulowa tylko po chinsku, calosc w jezyku chinskim.; Strony: [3]k., 24k. tabl.; Kategorie tematyczne: sztuka etnografia grafika uzytkowa / art etnography graphics applied arts/functional art / Kunst Ethnografie Grafik angewandte Kunst; Oprawa z niewielkim sladem zalania, na marginesie kilku tablicach rowniez slaby slad zalania. Pozycja w dosc ladnym stanie. Oprawa wydawnicza polplotno, wewnatrz tablice spiete jedwabna wstazka.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        ARABIAN JUBILEE

      John Day Company 1953 DJ yellowed and with very light foxing. Endpapers yellowed. A very handsome and tight copy; Extremely rare. Numerous illustrations from b&w photographs; 8vo; 280 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        The Birds of the British Isles

      - Edinburgh - Oliver and Boyd, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive collection of volumes on the native birds of Britain. Illustrated throughout withthreehundred and eighty-sixcoloured plates by George E. Lodge (collated complete). Including entries on grouse, divers, petrels, snipes and many more. David Armitage Bannerman (1886 6 April 1979) was a British ornithologist. He was chairman of the British Ornithologists' Club from 1932 to 1935, having edited their Bulletin from 19141915 and was Vice President of the British Ornithologists Union and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Complete in twelve volumes. Condition: In green cloth bindings with original unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, smart. Dustwrappers are sound, though with some slight edgewear, sunning to the spines, and some marks. One dustwrapper is clipped. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Banquet Song

      (Frederic Prokosch) Barcelona: (Frederic Prokosch). 1953. First. First edition. Batik self-wrappers with printed paper label. 12mo. Fine. One of 44 copies, this copy number VI of 10 Roman numeraled copies in paper from Salamanca. Inscribed by the author on the front fly with a Christmas greeting. In original mailing envelope hand-addressed by Prokosch (on which an old ink bookseller's description and price appears). A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. OCLC locates four copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Shore Road Mystery, The Hardy Boys Mystery Series # 6, STATED 1ST UK EDITION in Bright Colour Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty showing 2 Hardy Brothers wearing Red & Golden Shirts with White Collars

      Harold Hill & SONS, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. UK 1953 - in Colour Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty, Plain Frontispiece by Walter S. Rogers shows four men surrounding the hardy boys in a cave, caption reads: 'We?ll Tie them Up until we figure out what to do with Them, NO OTHER INTERNALS,HBDJ, 1953, Stated 1st British Edition, 1st Printing, NF-/VG-, AS-IS, Pretext Lists Thru Wailing Siren Mystery, All pages are clean and bright and tight with ome Foxing, Outer pgs edges show FOX Stains commensurate with its age. ,Protected in a mylar wrapper the cover picture is still in excellent condition and and the original art work looks ALMOST as bright as the day it was published. the DJ spine has chipping at top but title intact , small tears base edge of DJ Spine, BACK DJ COVER Shows RED & B/W Comic Figures of Hardys & Talks of Secret of Caves has small stain,The front DJ flap lists to The Secret of Skull Mountain. Back flap has an ad for Enid Blyton and "Little Women"., Mustard yellow Cloth cvr, Book comes with its original dust jacket which is in VG -condition and displays beautifully in its mylar cover. DJ Light rub, wear small Tears & tiny chips wear Extremities . The book itself is in NF-condition with Mustad yellow Cloth Cvr with Blue Silhouette & Lettering, Pages and binding are tight & clean with Fox outer pgs edge. There is no writing in the book, 223 pgs, NO ADS IN Back, DJ has Gold Spine with HH & Son at Base & #6 , Illustrated by Frank Varty showing 2 Hardy Brothers wearing Red & Golden Shirts with White Collars , 1 Blonde & other with Black Hair Standing by Tree Near Ocean Looking at 2 Men in Brown & Blue Suits Tied Up at Base of Tree in Sand, Harold Hill edition, the 1st version available in the UK, complete with beautiful picture cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        OEUVRES. En 8 volumes (complet). L'Avare. Le Bourgeois gentilhomme. L'Ecole des femmes. Les Femmes savantes. Les Fourberies de Scapin. Le Malade imaginaire. Le Misanthrope. Tartuffe.

      Imprimerie Nationale/ André Sauret Editeur. 1953-1955, Paris - in-4 Broché sous couverture rempliée illustrée, chemise cartonnée et emboîtage bleu, fers et titre àl'or. 183,214,209,217,209,228,195,211 p. 173 illustrations, dont 163 hors-texteen couleurs de Dubout, rehaussées à la main par Beaufumé.Dos des emboitages insolés. Intérieur en parfait état.Tirage à 5600 ex. numérotés , un des 5000 sur vélin d' Arches. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
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        The Night of the Hunter

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. (1953). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with the slightest of rubbing.Inscribed by the author soon afte rpublication: "Kindest personal regards to my good friend Bob Carlitz, Davis Grubb. March 18, 1954". Basis for the memorable film directed by Charles Laughton and featuring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, and magnificent camera work by Stanley Cortez. The script is credited to James Agee, who died a few months after the film was released, but reportedly Laughton, dissatisfied with Agee's work, rewrote it himself from scratch. Though now considered a classic, upon release the unusual and unique film was a critical and financial failure, and Laughton never directed again. A superb copy. Signed copies of the trade edition are much less common than the publisher signed presentation issue. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Marilyn Monroe Story, The ( The Scarce First Book on Her ) Intimate Inside Story, Very rare 1st Edition Story by Joe Franklin & Laurie Palmer in excellent condition. The photos are all early taken before 1953 and they are wonderful.

      Greenberg Publ, Rudolph Field NY - HB NODustjacket, 1953, 1st edition, Yellow Cloth Cover lettered in Red, Cover some light Staining Overall & light Rub spine & Extremities, Interior Nice, Tight Clean, F-/VG, NODJ, 63 pgs + Personality Photos of MM, AS-IS,The pages are all crisp and clean with no rips, tears, or marks of any kind. The cloth front cover has some staining and the back too is faintly stained.The inside front and back covers are also yellowed & darker than the inside pages. The inside of the book is in excellent condition and the cover is in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bluff Park Rare Books]
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        Battle Cry

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1953. About very good, in a jacket that presents very well but is chipped at the extremities. Price boldly clipped, flap corner-clipped. Became a major film in 1956 directed by Raoul Walsh and starring James Whitmore, Van Heflin, and Dorothy Malone. Signed Leon Uris. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        Lovers embracing

      1953 - Pastel and chalk drawing, measuring 15 x 22 inches, depicting two lovers embracing, signed by Daugherty

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        The French Riviera. French Railways

      Paris.: French Railways.. 1953.. Vintage color lithographic poster, 39 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. A few light marks to lower margin (near title), soft creases to right edge of sheet from rolling, a couple of edge tears up to 1/2 inch; very good, bright condition. Richly colored view of a harbor along the French Riviera by French artist Jean Cavailles (1901-1977). "Printed in France For and By The French Railways" printed at lower right corner. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        REVISTA ESPAÑOLA.

      - Madrid, mayo 1953 - febrero 1954. Seis números. Colección completa. Director: Antonioi Rodríguez Moñino. Principales colaboradores: Ignacio Aldecoa, Jesús Fernández Santos, Medardo Fraile, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio y Alfonso Sastre. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pérez Picado]
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        Figure. Filzstift. 1953. Unten rechts in Filzstift voll signiert.

      - 28,6 : 17,5 auf Velin 35,3 : 25,7 cm. Rückseitig mit handschritlicher Notiz des Künstlers: "En remerciement pour le / Stylo qui m'a permis de / faire ce dessin. / J BERTHOLLE / août 1953". - Tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Zähringer]
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        Voyage aux Etats de la Lune (illus. Stanislao LEPRI)

      Société Normande des Amis du Livre, Rouen 1953 - Rouen. Societe Normande des Amis du Livre. 1953. In-4. Illustrations in- et hors-texte, gravées sur cuivre, du peintre surréaliste, Stanislao LEPRI. Très petit tirage de 100 exemplaires seulement. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise cartonnée et emboîtage d'origine. Etui avec de légeres salissures, sinon le tout en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        The Catalans / Patrick O'Brian

      NY, Harcourt, Brace [1953]. 250 p.; 21 cm. First edition of O'Brian's second novel (precedes the first English edition, entitled "Frozen Flame"). A dark story of love and betrayal set against the brilliant colors of the Catalan country in southern France, whrer O'Brian himself lived in his later years. This copy does not have remainder holes but does have an owner signature. Very good in dust jacket (with photo of author) also very good except for two small chips. StockOB947.

      [Bookseller: Tiber Books]
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        Condecoraciones españolas: ordenes, cruces y medallas civiles, militares y nobiliarias

      - Órdenes de caballería. Condecoraciones. España. (929.71(46)) Osca. Madrid. 1953. 33 cm. 606 p., 9 lám., lám. I-LXXIX. Encuadernación en tapa dura en plena piel con dorados, lomo decorado. Tomo en caja. Prólogo del Excmo. Sr. D. Luis Carrero Blanco. Carrero Blanco, Luis. 1903-1973 . Cubierta deslucida. 15G [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        Lucky Jim

      London Doubleday & Company 1953. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket in clear protective wraps Dustwrapper edge-torn at spine ends, darkened and lightly marked to rear First US Edition Black hardback cloth cover 220mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 256pp. The author's first novel. Dustwrapper designed by Edward Gorey.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        B-Movie Actor Ronnie Reagan Tries to Avoid Typecasting

      New York, NY 1953 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Sam New York, N.Y. c. 1953. 2 pp., 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. on The Plaza Hotel letterhead. Complete TranscriptDear Sam Just a quick line about the script between TV rehearsals. You have a good story here and it should make a good picture but I feel it is too much of the thing I personally must break away from at least for a while. My career started to slip into a "boy next door", "nice fellow" type of thing and I still have some of those unreleased including one in which I play a lawyer. For that reason I honestly must say no. I'm d-n grateful to you for giving me a crack at it and sorry it wouldn't work out. Thanks again Ronnie Reagan P.S. Will get the script to youHistorical BackgroundReagan's first television appearance was in 1950 on the Nash Airflyte Theater, but his reference to multiple "TV rehearsals" probably dates this letter to sometime in 1953 or 1954 when Reagan was filming multiple episodes for the Medallion Theatre, the Lux Video Theatre, The Ford Television Theatre, and the Schlitz Playhouse, among others. Reagan had indeed been typecast as the "boy next door" since at least the mid 1930s, in particular the musical film Naughty But Nice.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Du Rififi chez les hommes (First Edition)

      Paris: Gallimard Serie Noire No. 185, 1953. First French Edition (and correct first). Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has a medium-size chip at the top right corner of the front panel (no loss to text), with small chips and tiny closed tears at the extremities. Basis for the classic 1955 French heist film, "Rififi," one of the classics of noir, directed by Jules Dassin. Extremely scarce in the original hardcover binding, much more so in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Fahr-El-Nissa ZEID.

      Paris, Dina Vierny, 1953, broché sous couverture illustrée à rabats, environ 40 pp., (23 x 18,3 cm). - Exposition du 4 décembre 1953 au 7 janvier 1954. 8 reproductions avec la couverture, 3 en noir et blanc et 5 en couleurs (impression lithographique Mourlot) dont 3 en double page et 2 en triple page dépliante. Préface de l'artiste. Textes de Charles Estienne et de Jacques Lassaigne. Biographie. Liste des oeuvres sur un feuillet double page encarté. Bel exemplaire (petites traces du temps) / Fine copy (slight traces of wear). (Envoi en colissimo suivi sous emballage cartonné). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frederic Dorbes - TOBEART]
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        Love is a Pink Cake (First Edition)

      New York: Self-published, 1953. First edition. Very Good in side-stitched wrappers as issued. An early collection of Warhol ink line drawings illustrating famous love stories told in poems by Ralph T. Ward ("Corkie"). Warhol had wooed Ward for two years, and the publication of this book, given to their friends and associates, was to celebrate the beginning of their relationship, and, by implication, their status as great lovers. A rare item, and a very important early example of Warhol's printmaking.& & This copy was given by Warhol to friends who lived in the same building where Corkie Ward had been living. It is one of the earliest issued, with 24 lithographs, although 25 lithographs were produced for the title. Some known copies include 25, and others still include 24 but were wrapped in a tracing vellum cover and were reportedly still in Warhol's possession at his death. "There are sequence variations within each book and portfolio, as well as cover, text, and image irregularities." [Feldman, Schellman and Defendi, Andy Warhol Prints, IV.27-50 (the omitted print here is IV.43)]& & For this book "During a seven-year period, from 1953 through 1959, Andy Warhol self-published a series of portfolios, books, and individual prints. Each work or series was produced as an offset lithograph, in one color...and the size of editions varied.... [For this book] Warhol turned to the work of well-known graphic artists, including Currier and Ives and J. J. Grandville....It is the only one of Warhol's self-published portfolios that does not use the blotted line, and the drawings do not appear traced. Warhol freely interpreted his original sources, selectively eliminating some aspects and adding in others. 'Here is a Man Who was Beguiled' (IV.42) is based on a Currier and Ives lithograph, "The Lovers' Quarrel," 1846...but only the man survives in Warhol's version, and he is paired with the Ward text that tells of 'a man who was beguiled when he was a little child by the author Oscar Wilde' -- a clue as to why he is pictured solo." [De Salvo, "The Genesis of Andy Warhol's Printmaking"]& & Original wrappers; 24 offset lithographs, printed in black on a light-blue wove paper, original staples present. Last two leaves detached due to the original staples being a bit too small, slight edge wear and discoloration. In a custom chemise and clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Go Tell It On the Mountain

      Alfred A Knopf, 1953. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Alfred A Knopf, New York 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Red cloth boards. Gold lettering at the spine. Top edge blue. Rare Book. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean and bright copy with minimal flaws, clean boards and pages, tight spine, light bump the head of the front board. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket price clipped, author's photo at the rear flap, shelf wear, light spots at the rear panel, chipping at the jacket spine, a very presentable copy.

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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Edwina who helped in the birth-pangs. From The Author." With a letter of provenance from the original owner, Edwina C. Smith, who was a bilingual secretary to the Foreign Manager of Kemsley Newspapers, who was Ian Fleming." When Fleming was writing Casino Royale, Smith notes that "this copy was acquired on the first day of its publication." Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the lightest of rubbing to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Casino Royale was written by Ian Fleming in Jamaica over a period of around two months, largely from his own experiences and imagination; he also devised the artwork for the cover. "Within the first few pages Fleming had introduced most of Bond's idiosyncrasies and trademarks," which included his looks, his Bentley and his smoking and drinking habits. The full details of Bond's martini were kept until chapter seven of the book and Bond eventually named it "The Vesper", after Vesper Lynd" (Andrew Lycett). It has been filmed twice as a feature film, the first being the 1967 spoof starring David Niven, and later as the twenty-first official Bond film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        'Invisible Man' First UK Edition 1953

      A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1953. A very good+ book with one name to the front pastedown and to the corner of the ffep. Some browning to spine ends. A very solid copy without marks, stains or inscriptions. In a dust wrapper which is unclipped and has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and corners. Creasing to the top edge has also been smoothed and repaired. Currently the only copy of the first UK edition for sale ? a very rare book which was reprinted by the bucket load by Gollancz in the following years.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Adventures of Augie March

      The Viking Press, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New York: Viking Press, 1953: First American Edition, First Printing, First State with the orange topstain. Signed by the author on the title page. In a second state dust jacket, lacking the advertisement for The Short Novels of John Steinbeck on the rear dust jacket flap. In Good overall condition, in a Good dust jacket. Pages are clean for the most part, but show a few light smudges and signs of handling. Gift inscription to a previous owner on the front paste down. Side of page block shows light wear, with light tide marks. Sunning and wear to boards, with a light lean to the spine. Edge wear, rubbed corners. The dust jacket shows soiling, creases, edge wear, chipping with a bit of loss and rubbing. The jacket is repaired with tape from the verso. Rare signed, first state.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Neue Deutsche Biographie von A - Z (25 Bände KOMPLETT plus Gesamtregister auf CD-ROM),

      Duncker & Humblot 1953 - 2013. - insgesamt ca. 20 000 Seiten; Rückensignatur, ordnungsgemäß vorne und hinten ausgestempelt, ansonsten gepflegte, gut erhaltene Bände aus aufgelöster Bibliothek einer großen deutschen Medienanstalt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 25 Bände plus CD-Rom; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 45000

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Condecoraciones españolas: ordenes, cruces y medallas civiles, militares y nobiliarias. Prologo D. Luis Carrero Blanco

      Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid 1953 - tela estampada bien conservada, ligera rotura impresión a dos tintas, profusión de láminas a todo color, montadas sobre el papel, algunas desplegables. . 606 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie. - Jahrgänge 1-38 (1953-1990) sowie 1 Registerband (Jahrgänge 1-25 (1953-1977)); es fehlen der 2. Halbband (Hefte 6-12) von Jahrgang 10 (1962) sowie Hefte 1-5, 7 und 10 von Jahrgang 12 (1964). Insgesamt 65 Bände und 5 Einzelhefte.,

      Berlin, VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften 1953-1990. - "Philosophische Zeitschrift aus Ostdeutschland, die Anfang der 90er Jahre komplett neugestaltet wurde. Darin veröffentlichen international prominente Philosophen, wie z.B. Jean Francois, Richard Rorty, Jürgen Habermas. Als "offenes Diskussionsforum" fördert die Zeitschrift heute "den schulübergreifenden Dialog und die Kommunikation zwischen den philosophischen Kulturen". Die internationale Ausrichtung und Pluralität bilden dabei einen wichtigen Aspekt. Jedes Heft behandelt einen thematischen Schwerpunkt ausführlicher. Darüber hinaus finden sich fachbezogene Artikel zu unterschiedlichsten philosophischen Fragen, Diskussions- und Symposienbeiträge, Literaturessays sowie ausführliche Rezensionen. Hervorzuheben ist das unregelmäßig erscheinende philosophische Archiv, in dem spezielle, für die aktuelle philosophische Debatte relevante Funde veröffentlicht werden. Die Sprache wechselt zwischen allgemein verständlich und Fachsprache. (vgl. goethe-de/ins/fr/par/bib/de6589952-htm). - "Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie promotes the open dialog and communication between philosophers of differing schools of thought and different philosophical cultures. As a forum for the philosophical discourse, the journal owes no allegiance to particular schools or trends. Specialized essays, interviews and symposia as well as discussions, archive material and reviews round off the scope of this journal. (oldenbourg-verlag-de/akademie-verlag/deutsche-zeitschrift-philosophie/00121045). - Bände 1-4 herausgegeben von Arthur Baumgarten, Ernst Bloch, Wolfgang Harich und Karl Schröter, danach wurde die Zeitschrift von einem größeren Redaktionskollegium herausgegeben. 1953- bis 1954 erschienen pro Jg. 4 Hefte (hier gebunden in 1 Band), 1955 bis 1959 erschienen pro Jg. 6 Hefte (hier gebunden in 1 Band), ab 1960 erschienen 12 Hefte in 2 Halbbänden (hier gebunden in 2 Bänden; nur die Jahrgänge 1988 und 1989 mit 12 Heften in einem Band gebunden). - Bände bis 1965 in Halbleinen, spätere in Leinen. Bände 1- 27 mit Schutzfolie kaschiert. - Bibliotheksexemplare (ex-library copies) mit Rückensignaturen, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Schnitten und wenigen Seiten. 10 Bände mit angerissener Folie, 7 Bände mit Lichtkante, 12 Bände mit ganz vereinzelten Bleistiftanstreichungen. 3 Bände mit 3-7 geringfügigen Anstreichungen in Kugelschreiber. 5 Bände mit Aufklebern auf dem Titelblatt. Circa 6 Seiten geringfügig angerissen. Band 11.2 mit 2 losen und leicht randrissigen Blättern. Heft 6 etwas wasserfleckig, Heft 12 mit wenigen Eckknicken. Einband des Registerbands leicht berieben und fleckig. Papierqualität etwas unterschiedlich, einige Hefte etwas gebräunt. Sonst insgesamt guter, sauberer Zustand. - Photo zeigt nur kleinen Auszug der Bände. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 90000 Gr. 8° (24 x 16,5 cm), 16 goldgeprägte Priv.-Halbleineneinbände; 48 goldgeprägte Priv.-Leineneinbände, 1 Pappeinband (Registerband) und 5 Orig.-Broschuren (Einzellieferungen). Mit mehreren Textabbildungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer]
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        An Unreadable Quadrat-Print by Bruno Munari.

      Steendrukkerij de Jong 1953 Libro d?artista composto da tavole bianche e rosse tagliate e fustellate. Cfr. Maffei, Munari I libri, p. 88. in 8° quadrato pp. 36 nn.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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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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        STARMAN JONES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1953]. cloth.. A fine copy in near fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on. front flap) with mild shelf wear at spine ends and corner tips and a. tiny closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and some. tanning of the lettering on the spine panel. (#127531). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516.

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        MAN OF MANY MINDS [novel]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs), setting copy, with some handwritten corrections and printer instructions, on 277 sheets of letter-size bond. Together with long galley proofs of same, numbering 56 sheets

      The cover sheet has some faint stains, but the typescript is. generally in excellent condition, as are the galley proofs (which. have been folded once, as is typically the case). (#118300). The typescript is foliated [1-2] [1]-113 [114]-274 275A (the text is complete). The cover page indicates that the author (listing his Los Angeles home address) was represented by the [Forrest] Ackerman Agency (also of Los Angeles). A fairly straightforward text of this genre science fiction novel published by Fantasy Press in 1953. The tale of a mind- reading secret agent was followed by a sequel two years later, ALIEN MINDS. The typescript's last page (275A) has a note at top, crossed out in pencil by the editor, indicating its copy as an alternate ending to what presumably was on page 275 (which was evidently tossed by the editor). The note adds that the alternate ending should be used in conjunction with an alternate book title suggested by Evans: THE BIRDS AND THE BEES. Obviously, the editor took the alternate ending but not the alternate title. The galleys bear occasional hadwritten corrections by Evans, who has also initialed each page at the bottom.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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