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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. .

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      - 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.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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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.

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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.

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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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        Gasoline Gypsy or A Dog Is a Girl's Best Friend

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company. (1953). First. First edition. A small bookstore label and contemporary ink date, both on the front fly, a faint spot on the top edge, near fine in an attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with some considerable foxing. Memoir of an English-born woman who served in the British armed services during the war and then spent a year and a half traveling 14,000 miles around North America by motorcycle with her dog, a large Airedale, stopping occasionally to recoup her finances with casual labor, including apple-picking and factory work. While this memoir is essentially lighthearted in tone (and presumably would have to be in order to attract a mainstream publisher), Thomas's wanderlust is related to the on-the-road mentality that motivated the Beat generation, and similarly to the experiences of returned U.S. servicemen whose disaffection and dislocation in society eventually evolved into the development of the outlaw biker culture. Exceptionally uncommon, especially in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      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.

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

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        Thurber Country

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1953. First. First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with shallow loss at the crown, and some splitting along the front spine fold. Inscribed to the longtime office manager of The New Yorker, Daise Terry: "Dear Terry, I love you, Jim." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Nine Stories

      Boston: Little, Brown. (1953). First. First edition. Dark offsetting to the front endpapers from a clipping, and slightly bumped at the crown, else fine in an attractive, very near fine dustwrapper with no fading to the spine and modest rubbing at the extremities. A very nice copy of a book seldom found in collectible condition. Salinger's second book and first collection of short stories. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        El Cine y el Momento

      Biblioteca Nueva, Madrid ,España 1953 - El Cine y el Momento , Azorín . Algo foxy en la portada y en algunas hojas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rayo Rojo]
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      Paris: Olympia Press, 1953. First Edition. A novel in four parts, narrated about a fantastically illogical Irish servant and the adventures he has on the way to and within his master's house. First Printing, one of 1,100 numbered copies, this being no.542. Octavo; magenta wrappers, titled and ruled in white and black; 254pp, [1]. Wrappers lightly edge-rubbed, with some faint creasing to extremities and a small chip to upper left corner of rear wrapper; clean throughout - Very Good+.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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      Paris, P. de Tartas, 1953. - Gr. in-8°, 139p. Edition originale illustrée de 15 burins de Decaris et tirée en tout et pour tout à 200 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des 4 exemplaires sur Auvergne à la main comportant un dessin original de Kuno Brinks et le cuivre correspondant, une suite définitive sur BFK de Rives des burins d'Albert Decaris et une suite définitive sur Auvergne vert des burins de K. Brinks.Exemplaire à l'état de neuf. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée, chmise et étui. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        The Dwarf [Dvärgen] [Signed / Ingraverat]

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1953. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the quite scarce first UK edition, first printing (bumping to the board corners, slight pushing to the spine head which also shows a thin line of fading, spine tail well-pushed, short surface scratch to the front board), in a Very Good age-toned dust jacket (spine sunned, spine ends modestly chipped, small chips to corners, and some tiny chips along top edges -- about as nice a dust jacket as we typically see for this title when it appears at all), SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST on the title page as follows: "from Par Lagerkvist". Translated from the Swedish by Alexandra Dick, the novel is narrated by a misanthropic Dwarf, 26 inches tall, who believes in an unforgiving God and who himself embodies Evil, serving the ruler of a Renaissance era Italian City-State. In this, one of Lagerkvist's best-known works, the Dwarf and the other characters, illustrate the major evils of the human race. Elected in 1940 as one of the 18 "Immortals" of the Swedish Academy, Lagerkvist was a highly influential writer from his twenties into his seventies, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951 "for the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavors in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind". Signed copies of Lagerkvist's works are relatively uncommon and signed copies in English translation are especially so. One of Lagerkvist's major works, this title is especially difficult to find signed in any language. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Performing Flea: A Self-Portrait in Letters

      London : Herbert Jenkins . Very Good . 1953 . First Edition . Hardback . .

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      Washington DC, 21 May 1953. Framed Letter. Fine, attractively framed. On 8-1/2" x 11" United States Senate stationery to John Keegan thanking him for his views "concerning the security test for federal employees" and promising to consider them "should legislation be brought before the Senate." SIGNED at the conclusion with the following 21 words added in Kennedy's hand: "I am having a study made of the new program at the present time and shall bear in mind your comment." The last 3 words are on the other side of the paper. Attractively framed to an overall size of 18" x 18" with a small portrait of Kennedy and allowing both sides of the letter to be viewed. If you care, and you shouldn't, this piece comes with a PSA/DNA COA that the previous owner purchased for $200.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A CHRONICLE OF ANCIENT SUNLIGHT [15 volumes] The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under My Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It was the Nightingale etc

      London: MacDonald, 1953. A complete 15-vol. set of Williamson's semi-autobiographical sequence of novels; all first editions, first impressions. Jackets and books generally very good/fine, unusually clean and generally unmarked; jackets not price-clipped and without inscriptions unless stated: Dark Lantern - book very good, neat signature of previous owner, dj good, slightly chipped, p/c; Donkey Boy jacket good, slightly chipped, tear repaired to reverse with archival materials, somewhat worn, book very good; Young Phillip Maddison - dj very good, with slight wear and a little rubbing, rear panel lightly marked, localised archival strengthening to underside, book near fine; How Dear is Life - vg/vg; A Fox Under My Cloak - vg+/vg+, dj lightly marked to rear panel; The Golden Virgin - fine/fine; Love and the Loveless - fine/vg, dj lightly sunned to spine; A Test to Destruction - fine, dj slightly worn and slightly faded to spine; The Innocent Moon - fine/fine; It was the Nightingale - fine/fine; The Power of the Dead - fine/fine, p/c; The Phoenix Generation - vg/vg, dj slighty faded to spine, p/c; A Solitary War - fine, dj slightly marked to spine, very slightly dust marked to rear panel, p/c; Lucifer Before Sunrise - f/f, dj very lightly faded to spine; and The Gale of the World - vg/vg, dj a little faded to spine and lightly rubbed to head/tail of spine. An attractive set - all first editions, first impressions.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Broom Lynne. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Hornblower and the Atropos.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1953 - Octavo (180 x 120 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, all edges gilt. Spine sunned and with a few tiny marks, faint tanning to edges of free endpapers and end leaves. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Sartre ( SIGNED and LINED )

      Bowes and Bowes 1953 - A First UK Printing published by Bowes and Bowes in 1953.The BOOK is in FINE condition.Marvellous red top stain.Book is tight,appears unread and has clean pages with no offsetting or foxing (which commonly affects this title).The gilt titling on the spine remains very bright.The WRAPPER is complete and in near FINE condition.Minimal browning to the spine.Just a mere hint of rubbing to the corners and the upper spine.The decorative wrapper design looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been INSCRIBED on the title page:'for Chantel and Brian ,my first published book' and SIGNED by IRIS MURDOCH.A wonderful line to write for someone just at the start of their literary career who was later to become one of the 20th century literary giants!.A unique copy in stunning condition.A gem! ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashtonrarebooks]
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        Sartre. Romantic Rationalist

      Bowes & Bowes. Cambridge. 1953 First edition of Murdoch's first book. DW. Presentation copy from Murdoch, "For Angharad with all best wishes from [large flourish] Iris Murdoch [star]" all across the title page. Some foxing to end papers o/w VG+ in sl. chipped VG+ wrapper that is foxed internally and to flyleaves.

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        The Night of the Hunter

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1953 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Le pique-nique des poupées.

      CASTERMAN, Belgique 1953 - Texte de Jeanne CAPPE. Aquarelles de Simonne BAUDOIN. Belgique, Casterman, 1953, in-8, couverture cartonnée illustrée en couleurs d'une poupée tenant un gâteau léché par un ourson, 19 pp. Ce charmant album raconte les péripéties de poupées à un pique-nique pendant l'absence de leur maîtresse. Nous joignons une oeuvre originale gouachée représentant Nickette propriétaire des poupées en page 3. Légères usures au dos et salissures à la couverture. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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      Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1953. First Edition. Fine/Very Good. First Printing. A lovely, Fine copy of Salinger's second book, bright, clean and sharp. First issue of the book with the two different papers used creating different toning to text block. Dust jacket is only Very Good, priced at $3.00 with some significant creasing and chips, particularly at the front flap. Surprisingly, the spine color remains vibrant, which is quite unusual for this jacket. A wonderful collection of Salinger stories, including "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "For Esmé - with Love and Squalor." Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Johnny Guitar

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1953 - Gilt lettered quarter smooth red boards over blue cloth. Wrapped in pictorial price clipped dust jacket. Western novel famously made into a bizarre movie with Sterling Hayden and Joan Crawford. Paper toned but a beautiful copy with just a touch of edgewear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        De taal der dieren.

      - De complete bundel in doorslag van typoscript. 38 bladen. 27,3 x 21,5 cm. In rood linnen overslagdoos met verzonken blauw titeletiket op voorzijde (Binderij Phoenix).* Met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht op het eerste blad: 'Voor Hugo & Elli,/ in vriendschap & hoe dat/ allemaal heet en wordt/ en werd en is,/ van/ Hans Andreus/ Oct. '51'.De taal der dieren zou in 1953, twee jaar na dit typoscript dus, verschijnen in de Ultimatumreeks van De Bezige Bij. Inhoudelijk zijn er af en toe significante verschillen. Op blad 9 werd met pen een zin tussengevoegd, op blad 18 het oneindigheidsteken. Van blad 36 en 37 ontbreekt de onderste helft, met verlies van drie kwatrijnen.Bijgevoegd: Hans Andreus, De taal der dieren. Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, (1953). Ingenaaid. 48 p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 500 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Ultimatumreeks II,1.Gert Jan Hemmink: 'Fragment uit gevoerd gesprek: "Waarom neem je dit ook niet?" "Als je me een paar weken krediet geeft, gráág, Hugo". Het gekochte uit de transactie daarna, koester ik nog even.'

      [Bookseller: Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks]
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        The Demolished Man

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. 250 pp. First edition, first printing. (Stated 'First Edition" on copyright page. First book publication.) One of 200 subscriber's copies neatly signed by author on front free end paper in black ink. About Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good original jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding; bottom corner of back board chewed, otherwise in nice shape. No bookplates, marks, etc. in text. Jacket is mylar-protected, has light rubbing and wear at tail, detached but present chip at head. No fading to spine panel. Front flap price intact ($3.00).A signed first of Alfred Bester's classic science fiction novel, which won the very first Hugo Award.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        An Unreadable Quadrat Print

      Hilversum: steendrukkerij de Jong & Co., 1953. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 9 3/4" square paperbound artist book by Munari consisting of layered pages of red and white paper in various cut shapes. Editd by Pieter Brattinga. Slight toning to cardboard cover edges else a fine example in thick paper stapled wrappers. This unworded book comes with a separate book of text printed in green in various languages and printed on artfully folded pages formed by folding this one large piece of paper into a "book". Printed on delicate paper, this book of text is still in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900. Signed Limited Edition

      London and New York: Collins and Van Nostrand. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Light corner wear and spine rubbing. Minor spotting to eps. 1953. 107/295. Half leather marbled board cover. 500mm x 340mm (20" x 13"). 120pp. 16 colour and 23 b/w plates. Signed by the three authors on limitation page. Plates printed in 8-colour photo-litho offset and collotype monochrome. Text pages have been set in Monotype Bembo and printed by The Chiswick Press on Pannekoek mould made paper. Binding by Mansell. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        SEGUNDO SUEÑO. (Homenaje a Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz). Edición numerada.

      - Santander, 1953.Colección TiTo Hombre. Publicada por: Víctor F. Corugedo, José Hierro y Aurelio G. Cantalapiedra. Xilografías deJoaquín de la Puente, (incluye xilografía de felicitación año 1954).Tirada de125 ejemplares numerados. Firma del autor. Muy buen estado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pérez Picado]
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