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        The Long Goodbye

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1953 - First edition, UK; with no mention of later printings. Book condition is near fine. Slightly shelf-cocked but otherwise a beautiful clean square copy. Jacket is very good to near fine condition. There is one pronounced chip at the top at the spine as well as some shelf wear, but otherwise intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays in Positive Economics

      The University of Chicago Press, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953: First Edition, First Printing, with no later printings stated on the copyright page. Lacking the dust jacket. In Good condition, with red and green colored pencil markings in the text. Previous owner (author, economist and professor HPB Jenkins) name to front free end paper. Front hinge starting at top. Top of pages bumped and gently creased. Cloth shows rubbing, edge wear, light sunning to boards. Spine shows sunning, a small ding near the head, and rubbing to the gilt stamping. A rare title.

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        Junkie / Narcotic Agent

      Ace D-15, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Paperback. Good. New York: Ace Books, 1953. Ace Double D-15, published dos-a-dos Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. First Edition, First Printing of William S. Burrough's first published book, published under the name William Lee. Ace only published books in paperback, catering to New York City subway riders and competing in the same market as comic books and true crime. With that being said, this copy is well preserved given the intent and materials used in it's production. It is in Good condition, with age toned pages, and a few light tide marks as shown in the images posted above. There is a small puncture in the first few pages of Junkie that continues as an indent until about the tenth leaf. Sound binding, but a bit fragile, especially at the front and rear hinges, with the glue slightly dry. The spine has a reading crease and the covers show some wear and some light to medium surface creases. Wear along the folds. A nice copy overall; well preserved.

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      London: October 27, 1953. original typed letter, on Faber and Faber letterhead, dated "27th October, 1953" and addressed to "The Reverend W. R. Lewis, Ardington Vicarage, Wantage, BERKSHIRE" and signed in black fountain pen ink. Eliot has also annotated the letter, writing "being a church warden myself" in black fountain pen ink. The subject of the letter involves various protocol of church administration, including appointment of an organist by the church vicar, and consultations with the Parochial Church Council. Eliot displays a humble moment in the text, saying "I thank you for your letter . . . correcting my error . . ." Minimal wear includes tape residue to upper corners and original folds for mailing, else fine.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books 1953 - Signed first edition, signed on the title page. Book near fine, very slight rubbing along bottom and top edges of spine and bottom edges of book, previous owner's name stamp on front free end paper. Dust jacket very good, tiny piece missing at front top and bottom of spine. Flap price $2.50. Comes in custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Controversial Typed Letter Signed Defending a Friend's View on Eugenics

      Darien, Ct., 1953. unbound. Extraordinary and highly controversial typed letter, signed "Charles." 4to, 2 pages, Scotts Cove, Darien, Connecticut, April 23, 1953. Written to powerful New York attorney and power broker Frederic R. Coudert, defending his friend Dr. Alexis Carrel, whose views on eugenics and euthanasia disrupted the scientific and medical community. In small part: "...You have probably heard that Hawthorn is bringing out an American edition of Carrel's 'Reflections on Life'. As you know he was working on the manuscript during the occupation of France, and had by no means completed it at the time of his death. In my opinion, the book contains material which is, on the one hand, fully up to the genius and mentality of the author; and on the other, material which is technically incorrect, not at all digested, and highly unfortunate. For those of us who are willing and able to separate the wheat from the chaff there is a great deal worthwhile and stimulating. Parts are beautifully expressed. But there is plenty of material for the critics to attack. I think the book would have been improved by heavier cutting. It brings to mind a comment by Boris Bakhmeteff: 'If Alexis was right twenty percent of the time that was enough'. Carrel was right a lot more than 'twenty percent of the time'. Carrel's philosophy had a penetration, understanding and depth that was extraordinary. To get to the core of it, though, one has to push a lot of his quickly stated opinions out of the way. For me, he remains one of the greatest men of my lifetime..." Fine condition. Dr. Alexis Carrel won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1912 and went on, with his friend Charles A. Lindbergh, to invent the Perfusion pump," which allowed blood to flow during surgery. In 1935 Carrel wrote a best seller called "Man, the unknown," which addressed the possibility of a society that could exist by weeding out its inferior specimens through a program of eugenics and euthanasia. In the 1936 preface to the German edition of his book, Carrel added praise to the eugenics policies of the Third Reich. He would later be accused of collaboration with the Nazi's and the implementation of eugenics policies of Vichy France.

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        Zorba the Greek

      Simon & Schuster, 1953-02-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First American Edition, First Printing as stated on the copyright page. In an original dust jacket with the proper price of $3.50 intact. Front free end paper bears and ownership signature of Simon and Schuster editor Morton Fineman, dated 1957. In Good+ condition, in a Good dust jacket. Clean text, age toned pages. Rubbing and edge wear to boards, with scuffing to rear board and light dampstaining. The jacket shows edge wear, and dampstains, which mostly visible from the verso. Rare with the original jacket.

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        The Go-Between - Complete with the rare wrap-around band

      A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1953. A fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped wrapper. Some minor chips to the head of the spine. Some creasing and some minor tape repairs to the inside of the notoriously fragile wrapper. Complete with the rare wrap-around band. Some wear and creasing to the band.The only copy available for sale with the band.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Histoire de la Louisiane

      Université Laval 1953 - Québec, Université Laval, Le conseil de la vie française en Amérique, 1953, reliure neutre d'institution. environ 24 X 16.5 cm, 446 pages, illustré en N&B. La couverture est en très bon état L'intérieur est en excellent état aussi avec seulement un petit cachet de bibliothèque et la signature de l'ancien propriétaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nine Stories

      Little, Brown & Company, Boston 1953 - Stated First Edition. Good copy. Fair first state jacket. Bound in black cloth with gilt embossing on spine. Square, tight binding. Clean, unmarked text pages. Light bumping to ends of spine. Gilt on spine is moderately flaked off. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Toned endpapers. Jacket: Price intact on upper front flap. Spine is lacking bottom two inches. Tears along the top edge and a closed tear on back panel. Light moisture indications on front cover. In protective jacket cover. Photos upon request. Thank you for your patronage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York 1953 - First Printing. Octavo; dark gray cloth, with titles stamped in yellow on spine; 250pp; illus. Signed and dated in ballpoint pen by Bradbury on the title page, who has cleverly used his signature as part of a smiling goblin drawing. Hint of offsetting to endpapers, else a Fine, unrubbed copy. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly edgeworn and spine-sunned, with a few tiny tears and several old, faint dampstains (fairly shallow) along the edges; Very Good+. The author's fourth book, a collection of 22 stories culled from the pages of various pulp magazines. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Figure in a Pointed Hat. Original etching.

      c. 1953. - Image size 5 x 4 inches. c. 1953. unsigned. Issued as a card this is the only etching by Peake that I have seen, although he tried his hand successfully in a variety of printed mediums, most notably lithography. Also included is a copy of the handbill for the Mervyn Peake Exhibition held at Westminster Public Library in 1968 which uses this etching as an illustration. Probably produced for his own use, the only other copy I have seen of this card was personally addressed by Peake to his friend Gordon Smith.

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        The Ascent of Everest. Signed by 12 Everest climbers

      VG: in very good condition with rubbed dust jacket First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 300pp. Signed by John Hunt, George Band, Reinhold Messner, Peter Habeler, Doug Scott, Paul Braithwaite, Rebecca Stephens, Jim Curran, Tim McCartney-Snape, Pertemba Sherpa, Ehart Loretan, Tom Hornbein on title page.

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        The Silver Chair

      London: Geoffrey Bles, , 1953. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full grey morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, original pictorial endpapers at front, plain coated endpapers at rear, all edges gilt. With black and white illustrations. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

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      New York: William Morrow, 1953. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE GREEN-EYED SISTER. New York: William Morrow, (1953). First Edition. A FINE bright copy in a NEAR FINE priced dust jacket (tiny bit of edge wear). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Tee, who swings a wicked pen -- with love from one damn good writer to another. Yours, Erle." Underneath this, he has signed his full name "Erle Stanley Gardner." Not much is known of the recipient as yet, other than she did write a story for Argosy Magazine in the late 1940s that appeared in the same issue as one of Gardner's. Erle Stanley Gardner occasionally signed copies of his books for friends and people he worked with but rarely did he inscribe a book so intimately. See our other copies from the same primary source by using key words Tee Rose.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Charles Lofgren.

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co., Ltd. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS of Churchill's most important work, very handsomely bound. "Churchill's political and literary achievements are of such magnitude that one is tempted to resort to portray him as a Caesar who also has the gift of Cicero's pen. Never before has one of history's leading figures been so close to us by virtue of such an outstanding combination" (Presentation Speech for the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to Churchill). The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., (1948-54). Octavo, modern three-quarter dark blue morocco, raised bands, gilt-decorated spines with lion devices, marbled boards, top edges gilt. Occasional light foxing; otherwise fine. Six volumes.

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      Milano Goerlich/Libreria Malavasi 1953-1992 In-8 p. e in-8 gr., 9 voll., tela edit. L'opera e' cosi' composta: il "Repertorium" di Hain, 4 voll., pp. 2267 - il "Supplement" di Copinger, 3 voll., pp. 1634 - le "Appendices" di Reichling, 2 voll. (in-8 gr.), pp. 1800. E' questa la piu' completa bibliografia sugli incunaboli. Il "Repertorium" comprende la descrizione e la precisa collazione di oltre 16.000 incunaboli. Il "Supplement" e le "Appendices" lo completano con correzioni e addizioni di migliaia di incunaboli non considerati da Hain. Libro nuovo. Book Condition: BRAND NEW .

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        "The War Situation", A Speech before the Parliament of England on 11th November 1942 By The Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill

      First edition, only printing. This extremely scarce wartime speech pamphlet was a limited edition of only 400 copies. Collectors take note: according to Churchill bibliographer Ronald Cohen, as early as 1953 noted Churchill collectors were already looking for copies and unable to find them. The pamphlet publishes Churchill\'s 11 November 1942 speech to Parliament discussing the War Situation, including the Battle of Egypt. This speech was subsequently included in The End of the Beginning under the title \"The War Situation\". The binding for this pamphlet is quite attractive, featuring pale blue-gray card wraps bound with cord and bearing a white title label on the front cover. This copy is in remarkable, nearly pristine, extraordinarily fine condition. The covers are clean and bright with virtually no wear. They would be flawless but for the slightest, barely visible hint of soiling to the right of the title block on the front cover. The contents are immaculate - crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. This is truly as good as will be found. Protected in a removable archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A177, Woods A89/I.

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        The Solar System Complete Set 4 Volumes (I-IV): Vol. I: The Sun; Vol. II: The Earth as a Planet; Vol. III: Planets and Satellites; Vol. IV: The Moon, Meteorites and Comets

      University of Chicago Press 1953 - University of Chicago Press 1953, 1954, 1961 and 1963. The Solar System Complete set Volumes I-IV, First Editions, First Printings. Condition: Near Fine and Very Good+ with no dust jackets. Handsome blue cloth bindings with light rubbing on some edges. Text blocks clean, tight, square, unmarked except for previous owner names neatly written on first free end pages. Vol. I "The Sun" has no markings at all. Vol. II "The Earth as a Planet" has small neat stamp on ffep, of Renne Julian, (Dr. Renne S. Julian, scientist and author.) Vol. III has handwritten name "Julian" on ffep. Vol. IV has gift inscription from Clyde L. Cowan, co-discoverer of the neutrino, and is blindstamped "Walter R. Jones." Generously illustrated with black and white photos, line drawings, graphs, formulas, etc. A lovely complete set of first printings of this historical landmark edition. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I tre boy-scouts. Avventure meravigliose.

      Subject: (Scoutismo - Narrativa popolare). Milano, Sonzogno, 1953, 8vo cop. ill. col. (sempre dei boy scout in situazioni avventurose) pp. 48 per ogni fascicolo. Disponibili i fascicoli 21/26, 28/34, 36/41, 43/53, 55, 61/69, 75, 80/89, 92, 94/96, 100/132, 134/139, 145/148; tutti i 98 fascicoli per :

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        Sir Edmund Hillary Signed Photograph

      - In 1953, beloved New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) was the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, with his porter Tenzing Norgay just behind. Hillary was also part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1958, reaching the South Pole overland with that team. 27 years later, he flew to the North Pole with fellow explorer and adventurer Neil Armstrong. Hillary is also well-known for his philanthropy, founding the Himalayan Trust to help the Sherpa people of Nepal; he was Honorary President of both the American Himalayan Foundation and the Mountain Wilderness NGO. This great black and white photographic portrait of a rugged yet distinguished-looking Hillary was taken by acclaimed photographer Yousuf Karsh and is boldly signed 'E P Hillary' in the lower right corner (across his left shoulder). Nicely matted and in a classic black frame to 15 1/4" x 13 1/4", the photo's sight is 9 1/4" x 7 1/2". There is a 1" x 4" cutout in the back of the mat to allow Karsh's stamp to be seen. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        Childhood's End

      Hardcover, Good. "Ballantine Books, New York 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1953 on the copyright page with on additional printings listed. Red cloth boards with black lettering. Rare. Signed by Arthur C Clarke on the title page. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Good+, clean boards, spine rolled, crease at the boards, age toning at the endpaper with mild erasures at the front endpaper. In a facsimile dust jacket wrapped in a removable mylar cover for presentation."

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        Arctic Bibliography Prepared for and in Cooperation with the Department of Defense Under the Direction of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume I- VIII

      Washington: Department of Defense 1953-191, 1st Edition. () pagination varies. Very good. 8 Volumes Octavo. Original black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Folding key (regional) map at end of each volume. Some are Ex-Lib with usual labels etc. Volume 1 starting. Standard bibliographical reference on the Arctic..

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        American Literature and the American Language [Signed 2x] An Address Delivered at Washington University on June 9, 1953; With an Appendix: The Eliot Family and Saint Louis prepared by the Department of English

      Saint Louis, MO: Washington University, 1953. First edition. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original wrappers (showing the usual age toning around the wrapper edges as well as a slight bend line to the upper right corner of the front wrapper), SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT, AND SIGNED BY A. H. COMPTON, on the title page. [The Address was first printed in England as a portion of Eliot's "To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings" (Faber and Faber, 1965).] Considered by many to be the 20th Century's most important English-language Poet, T. S. Eliot won the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry". Born in the United States, Eliot immigrated to England in 1914 and 13 years later became a naturalized British subject. Notwithstanding that he lived in England most of his adult life, of his Poetry Eliot stated: "I'd say that my poetry has obviously more in common with my distinguished contemporaries in America than with anything written in my generation in England. That I'm sure of. ... It wouldn't be what it is, and I imagine it wouldn't be so good; putting it as modestly as I can, it wouldn't be what it is if I'd been born in England, and it wouldn't be what it is if I'd stayed in America. It's a combination of things. But in its sources, in its emotional springs, it comes from America." The item here offered contains T. S. Eliot's 21 page address on American Literature and the American Language which he delivered on June 9, 1953 at Washington University in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. In his Preamble, Eliot briefly states what it means to him to be in St. Louis, where he was born and reared, and to be speaking at Washington University which his grandfather served in its early days, showing them to be two places of great importance in his upbringing -- for it was in St. Louis that Eliot developed his love for letters. Indeed, in a 1930 letter to Marquis Childs of the St. Louis Dispatch, Eliot stated: "As I spent the first sixteen years of my life in St. Louis, it is self-evident that St. Louis affected me more deeply than any other environment has ever done.... And I feel that there is something in having passed one's childhood beside the big river, which is incommunicable to those people who have not....I consider myself fortunate to have been born here, rather than in Boston, or New York, or London." [See also pages 6 and 28-29 of the Appendix to the Address hereinafter noted.] In addition to Eliot's Address, the publication here offered contains an Appendix on the Eliot Family in Saint Louis which essentially extends Eliot's Preamble to his Address and shows the importance of St. Louis and Washington University in his critical and early formative years. As noted above, this scarce publication has been signed by T. S. Eliot and by A. H. Compton [Arthur Holly Compton]. At the time of the Address, Compton served as Washington University's Chancellor. Compton also won the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his discovery of the effect named after him". [The "Compton Effect", which Compton first noticed while teaching at Washington University, demonstrates that light cannot be explained purely as a wave phenomenon. Compton also led the Manhattan Project's Metallurgical Laboratory and oversaw Enrico Fermi's establishment of the world's first nuclear reactor.] The first printing of this important Address contained a mere 500 copies and, due to the publication's ephemeral nature, surviving copies available to the market are quite uncommon. Copies signed by T. S. Eliot are RARE, and this copy has the added distinction of associating two important Nobel Prize winners. A Very Good + copy of this a RARE T. S. Eliot item, SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT, WINNER OF THE 1948 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE, AND ALSO SIGNED BY ARTHUR HOLLY COMPTON, WINNER OF THE 1927 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS. A Rare copy of an important and scarce T. S. Eliot item, SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT AND BY A. H. COMPTON. QUITE RARE INDEED.

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      London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,, 1953. Science Fiction Shelf. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver. With the illustrated dust jacket Faintly spotted to edges and endpapers; an excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket with a faintly faded spine panel and mild marking to rear panel. First UK edition (originally published in the US by the Gnome Press in 1951) of the first book in Asimov's "Foundation Trilogy", his enduring masterpiece which won the 1966 Hugo Ward for the best Science Fiction series ever written.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books, Inc, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Ballantine, 1953. First Hardcover Edition, First Printing. In a facsimile (replica) dust jacket. The hardcover is in Very Good condition, with clean pages and sound binding. Small stamp to the top of the rear paste down. Boards show light edge wear and some white residue on the rear board. Foxing to the side edge of the page block. Else, a very nice copy, that remains well preserved. Presents well in a facsimile dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Childhood's End

      NY: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. One of Clarke's most famous novels, and considered by many to be one of his best. A Golden Age tale about the evolution of the human race and its joining the other advanced races of the galaxy. Ranked number 9 on Pringle's list of the 100 best science fiction novels, Childhood's End "gained praise from C.S. Lewis, among others, for its deft blend of hard science and religious mysticism," Pringle notes. Jacket spine slightly toned and shows a few faint spots, else a fine copy of a book that is rarely available in fine condition.

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        The Story of the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion - Syria, Java, New Guinea, Borneo

      Melbourne: 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion Association 1953. xvi+288pp. Maroon cloth boards. Gilt lettering spine. Previous owner's bookplate attached to front endpaper. Signed by author on half-title page. Book firm and very clean. D/W not price clipped. Wrapper quite good however does have damage to top section of spine - app. 3" loss to top of spine and spine sunned. Much of the lost section is included loose. "The history of the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion from when it was raised in 1940; through its action in the Middle East and New Guinea to Borneo and final victory."

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        Contes, illustrés de bois originaux par Henri Laurens

      Paris: Les Cent Bibliophiles de France et d'Amérique, 1953. Livre. Illus. by Henri Laurens. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. originale. In-4. Paris, Les 100 Bibliophiles de France et d'Amérique, 1953. 28 x 21 cm, in-4, 67 pp. - 5 ff. n. ch., 11 bois en couleurs dont 1 en couverture et 10 dans le texte, en feuilles sous couverture bleue à rabats illustrée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur couverts de papier Chine. Edition originale de la traduction. Dernier livre illustré par Henri Laurens, composé par Madeleine de Harting. Tirage à 147 exemplaires, tous sur vergé à la cuve. Celui-ci non numéroté, mais nominatif : exemplaire imprimé pour Anne Green (la soeur de Julien Green), traductrice de ces contes extraits de "My Name is Aram", et signé par Henri Laurens. Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 10167).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        L'Anglais décrit dans le chateau fermé

      Oxford & Cambridge: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1953. Livre. Très bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. In-8. Oxford & Cambridge [Paris], sn [Jean-Jacques Pauvert], 1953. 22,5 x 14,5 cm, in-8, 145 pp., broché, couverture gris-vert portant au premier plat une étiquette de titre blanche imprimée en rouge contrecollée. Edition originale. Tirage annoncé à 350 exemplaires, sans mention de papier (n° 156). La maquette de l'ouvrage (choix de la typographie et mise en page) est de Hans Bellmer, qui devait au départ illustrer de sept cuivres originaux cet important texte érotique. Exemplaire parfois un peu maladroitement coupé (rien de grave malgré tout). (DUTEL, 1016 ; PIA, 63).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Forgetfulness #3.

      1953. 1953 - Watercolor painting on board. 20 x 26 inches. Signed and dated. Titles and annotated 29-GS verso. Hughes, Artists in California, p. 245.

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        Junkie; confessions of an unredeemed drug addict. By William Lee. Together with (dos-a dos) Narcotic Agent. By Maurice Helbrant

      Ace Double Books, New York, 1953 - Wrappers just a trifle worn, two corners with minor creasing and leaves slightly darkened throughout as usual, otherwise a very nice copy. Together with a very good copy of the Ace 1972 separate edition which has a different illustration to the upper wrapper Maynard and Miles A1a The double volume comprises Junkie and an abridgement of the Helbrant work. Burrough’s first book, published pseudonymously. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      MUNICIPALES 1953 - Lang: Español 0 Localidad: Madrid. Tamaño del cartel: 70 x 100 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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        Johnny Guitar (First Edition)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Some tanning to page edges, and a few minute rubs to the jacket, else a lovely copy. Basis for the groundbreaking 1954 western directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Joan Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge and Sterling Hayden. No matter how many times you watch it, it just gets weirder. A sharp copy.

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        Journal I & II - Outre-journal *

      Mermod, Lausanne 9.1945 - 10.1952 & 12.1953. - Brochés, couvertures imprimées rempliées. Neufs, non coupés. Des plus rares en tirage de tête, cette trilogie intégrale de notes intimes - on y trouvera plus de philosophie poétique que d'éléments biographiques - recouvre la période 1930-1953. L' Outre-journal n'est qu'une plaquette de 31 pages, la nôtre non numérotée étant également disponible en exemplaire isolé à 250 francs (ou 35 en tirage ordinaire).Nous avons en outre un tome deux en tête avec ou sans envoi sur demande. Éditions originales. L'un des 25 exemplaires de tête numérotés respectivement sur Vergé et sur Marais, le dernier titre en seulement 15 unités, outre 2000 ordinaires.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Stronghold. An Account of the Four Seasons in the White Mountains of Crete. With Photographs by Diane Bath. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

      Secker & Warburg, [1953]8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 17 photographs on 12 plates, a large folding map on japon and endpaper maps; original green cloth, gilt back, top and fore-edges a little dust-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at backstrip. Fielding (1918-1991) was one of the first SOE agents (with Paddy Leigh Fermor and Dick Barnes) to be landed in Crete where he spent two years or so in a precarious game of hide and seek with the occupying Germans. Arrested in France later in the war, he was saved from execution by the Polish SOE agent Krystyna Skarbek. In post-war years a close friend of Lawrence Durrell, Fielding developed a career as writer and translator, achieving acclaim for his translation of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'. This scarce account, a worthy complement to the legendary 'Hide and Seek', is the story of a year spent in Crete after the war, going by day where previously he had been only by night and delving deeply into the island's turbulent history. In particular the intimacy conjured by his many wartime friendships enable him to provide a close and respectful picture of the life of the country. The photographs are by Daphne Bath, whom Fielding later married. The work includes a bibliography. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Caucasian Battlefields. A History of the Wars on the Turco-Caucasian Border 1828-1921

      Cambridge: At the University Press,, 1953. Octavo. Original blue buckram, title gilt to spine. In the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 7 other plates, 8 folding maps, 17 full-page maps, and 14 sketch maps to the text. Some foxing, as often, front, back, and fore-edge, ownership inscription to the front free endpaper and title page, , but a very good copy in unclipped, jacket, foxed and tanned at the spine, and internally reinforced on the folds. First edition. The work of the extraordinary scion of a theatrical family and a brilliant Russian emigré, this work was described on publication as "the most complete and authoritative study of this subject available in the English language" (Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, XIX, 1, p206), and has recently been confirmed as "a classic study" (ODNB). Allen "was a man of many talents: a gentleman, a businessman, a philosopher, an adventurer, but continuously and most powerfully an energetic historian and linguist. He made his library, later held by the University of Indiana, the finest private collection of books on Georgia and the Caucasus in the Western world. Throughout his life he travelled extensively in remote places and may be the only person to have walked the entire length of the Turkish-Russian frontier"; an essayist, cultural historian, novelist and playwright, Muratoff was cited in Clive James' Cultural Amnesia as a prime example of "just how brilliant somebody can be and still be a forgotten man", having published an account of a tour of Italy, Obrazy italii (1911-24), "one of the most dazzling books of its type ever written. As a book on the Italian Grand Tour it not only stands directly in the tradition of Goethe, Gregorovius, Burckhardt and Arthur Symons, but it is better than any of them".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Odes anacréontiques. Traduction de Leconte de Lisle. Lithographies originales de André Derain

      Lyon: Cercle lyonnais du livre, 1953. Livre. Illus. by André Derain. Très bon. En Feuilles. In-4. Lyon, Cercle lyonnais du livre, 1953. 28 x 19,5 cm, in-4, 3 ff. bl. - 80 (17) pp. - 3 ff. bl., 50 lithographies originales en noir dont 1 en frontispice et 8 à pleine page, en feuilles sous couverture de fort papier vergé antique crème rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui. Tirage unique à 200 exemplaires, tous sur vélin de Rives B.F.K., celui-ci nominatif (n° 125) et enrichi de L'UNE DES 50 SUITES de 59 lithographies originales dont 9 inutilisées, tirées en sanguine sur Chine, présentée sous une chemise imprimée, ainsi que du MENU agrémenté d'une soixantième lithographie originale en noir à pleine page. Dernier livre d'illustration originale de Derain publié de son vivant, d'une pureté absolue. Les lithographies ont été tirées par Mourlot. Rare avec la suite. Exemplaire superbe (couverture très vaguement brunie). (MONOD, 237).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry. A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

      Pantheon / Bollingen Series XXXV, New York 1953 - Very nice association copy of Maritain's treatise on the relationship between art and spiritual experience, a theme which played an ever-increasing role in Shahn's work in the 1950s and 60s. Quarto (25cm). Cloth-backed tan linen boards, stamped in gilt; xxxii, 423pp; tipped-in color frontispiece & 68 leaves of plates. Inscribed on front endpaper by artist Ben Shahn to his wife Bernarda, dated 1955. Minor external wear; internally clean and unmarked; Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to front endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        How to Play Your Best Golf All The Time

      SIMON AND SCHUSTER, NEW YORK 1953 - First Printing. Dj has a 3/4" chip on bottom edge, front inner corner flaps snipped, lightly faded spine, tanned Boards: quarter binding silver gilt title on spine; mild shelf, edge wear, rubs, corner bumps, tanned edges. Interior: pages lightly tanned. DATE PUBLISHED: 1953 EDITION: FIRST PRINTING 151 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company,. [1953]. cloth.. A fine copy in nearly first printing dust jacket (15 titles listed on. rear panel) with mild rubbing, a small area of discoloration to front. panel (looks like a printing flaw), and clipped price. Still a very. attractive copy overall. (#136689). First edition. "Future piracy and old-fashioned megalomania play prominent roles in this novel of space rockets being attacked, taken, and reconverted into a fleet designed to conquer Earth and its colonies ... Stylistically one of the best written Winston 1950s novels." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-161. The author's third (and first hardbound) book. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Motif dalmate [original lithograph, cover of exhibition catalogue]

      Paris: Galerie de France, 1953. Colour lithograph, image 320 x 245 mm, sheet 335 x 255 mm, no 123 of 300 copies signed by the artist. Fine copy. The front cover of a 4pp exhibition catalogue.

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        Invisible Man

      Victor Gollancz Ltd, London 1953 - red cloth hardcover with general wear and tanned spine; 2 small dings or dents in the middle of the spine cover; foxing to endpages, small bookplate on inner front board, slightly cocked spine, else, fine; small pencil notation fep; corners bent and worn; DATE PUBLISHED: 1953 EDITION: FIRST ED 439 pgs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Unidad Obrera en Torno al Programa de Ruiz Cortines

      Mexico City: Taller de Gráfica Popular, [1953]. Mexiac (b.1927) was a member of the Taller de Gráfica Popular from 1950-59; though he was not highly prolific, he produced strongly graphic work with a straightforward compositional approach. The poster calls on workers to turn out on May 1st to support the social welfare programs of President Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez, who was in the second year of his term. PRIGNITZ 155. Original linocut in two colors, 75cm x 56cm (ca 30" x 22") on thin paper. Faint creases at extremities, brief closed tears and a few tiny losses to margins; still in bright, Near Fine, unrestored condition; Grade A-/B+. Unbacked.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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