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        Love is a Pink Cake

      New York: Andy Warhol, 1953]. Contents in close to fine condition, with a folded paper sheet wrapped around the loose pages; a piece from the rear has been torn off. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. OCLC locates only three copies.. First Edition. Unbound quarto. SIGNED by Andy Warhol (in a later hand) on the first page and again on the protective paper wrapping. Additionally initialed on three different pages, with the words "tra" and "la" written in pencil on two occasions, possibly at the time of publication. Portfolio of Warhol's second pre-pop artists' book, featuring 25 offset lithographs illustrating famous love stories of historical, mythical, and literary lore. Warhol's images are accompanied by his partner Ralph T. "Corkie" Ward's playfully lyrical poems. Their collaboratiion was intended to celebrate the beginning of their relationship after a two-year courtship, and was distributed to friends who lived in their apartment building.

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        Die Begegnung. Vorabdruck des Eisenbahnkapitels aus "Die Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull"

      Olten, Vereinigung Oltner Bücherfreunde (VOB), 1953.. 1. Auflage - 725 Exemplare 73 (1) Seiten 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, grüner Halbledereinband im Schuber. sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar, typographisch schöner Druck in Diethelm-Antiqua auf Zerkall-Bütten, Wasserzeichen im Titelblatt, die ursprüngliche Normalausgabe im bibliophilen Pappband (Exemplare 126 - 725; hier: 604) wurde nachträglich mit einem Lederrücken, Goldschnitt am Kopf und einem Schuber mit Lederecken versehen. mit einer ausführlichen Widmung und Signatur Thomas Manns auf dem Vorsatz (nicht verzeichnet in: "Widmungen von Thomas Mann 1887-1955", Hrsg. G. Heine, P. Schlommer, Buddenbrookhaus/DrägerDruck Lübeck) Bitte warten Sie nach Ihrer Bestellung unsere Vorausrechnung per E-Mail ab oder zahlen Sie per Paypal an

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      ROJANKOVSKY FEODOR ORIGINAL ART GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES OFFERED. ROJANKOVSKY, FEODOR. ROJANKOVSKY,FEODOR. ORIGINAL ART: GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES. Offered here are 4 fine original watercolors that appear on pp. 19 and 54 of The Giant Book Of Cat Stories published by Golden Books in 1953. The 4 images are attractively mounted, matted and framed to 35 inches wide x 12" high. They could be separated and framed individually. The first image is a great seaside scene. The cat is the captain of a cruise ship and he wears a cap and smokes a pipe. The ship, palm trees and low buildings make a charming Mediterranean scene. It measures 4 1/2" square. The next watercolor shows the prow of a working sailboat with workers closing the sails in port. The foreground shows the old captain smoking a pipe. He is leaning over to receive a cat given to him by a little girl. The image measures 8" wide x 5 1/2" high with a corner clipped. The third image shows a variety of brightly colored ships and boats in the harbor. In the foreground the cat captain is smoking his pipe, wearing his cap and a sweater. The image measures 4 1/4" wide x 6" high. The final piece is a different view of the same harbor with a lighthouse in the background and the sky coloring at dusk. The captain is talking with another cat leaning on a railing. The image measures 3 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" high. Rojankovsky was a Russian emigre artist who became an important illustrator of children's books. He illustrated the Domino Press' landmark Daniel Boone, and won the Caldecott Award in 1956 for Frog Went A'Courtin. Original art by Rojan rarely appears on the market and these are great images.

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        Prime Minister Ben-Gurion appreciates receiving a copy of the ?Journalists Yearbook? but is upset that the editor published one of his speeches delivered at a journalists meeting without first notifying him which he feels ?is not the way to do things ? not legally nor morally??

      Typed Letter Signed ?D. Ben-Gurion? as first Israeli Prime Minister, 1p, 8.5? x 10.75?. Jerusalem, May 24, 1953. In Hebrew on Prime Minister stationery. Ben-Gurion has extended his last downstroke at the final ?n? with a 7?-long horizontal stroke across the entire page! Fine condition.?To the editor of the Journalists? Yearbook, Dan Piness.? In full, ?Dear Piness, I congratulate you but unfortunately I have a complaint. Why did you publish my speech delivered in the journalists? meeting without notifying me. This is not the way to do things ?" not legally nor morally. This does not lessen my appreciation for the book.?

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Little House on the Prairie

      Harper & Brothers, 1953. Hardcover. Good/GOOD. Signed by Illustrator. 1953. 334 pages. Signed by the illustrator, Garth Williams, with dedication. Illustrated and signed by Garth Williams. Edition or print history not stated.Pink boards with cream cloth spine and a blue pictorial dust jacket. Tightly bound bright pages with light tanning to text block edge. B&W illustrations throughout. Illustrator dedication and signature to FFEP and signature to title page. Lightly tanned boards with light surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Small area of moderate scuffing to the middle of the spine. Light lean to the spine. Light chipping, tearing, foxing and tanning to the dust jacket spine and its extremities. The dust jacket is unclipped.

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        Sea Charts of the South Coast of England

      1953-4. Half Morocco. Near Fine. 8vo. 21 by 16 cm. 53 pp., with fold-out maps, etc. Many maps meticulously drawn and colored with blue, gray and a touch of red wash of the coastline of Southern England from Cornwall to Dover. These maps were drawn by a young yachtsman enthusiast who ultimately turned professional. The maps were done ostensibly as a tool both to learn the coast better and for use, but plainly Coldwell, whether consciously or not, created something that transcends a mere utilitarian purpose, for the maps and charts exude a beauty that the common lined notebook paper can not extinguish. Coldwell was among fourteen participants lost in the Fastnet Summer race of 1979 in a horrific storm. Also one page of painted banners, and throughout are neatly written notes on how to handle particular waters. The old note paper has soiling and waviness from use. The later recasing is pristine, with some clean extra leaves in the back.

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        Index Testaceologicus; or A Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign, Arranged According to the Linnean System with the Latin and English Names, References to Authors, and Places Where Found

      Richard Taylor, London, UK - With: Supplement to the Index Testaceologicus and A List of the Plates of the "Index Testaceologicus," with the Lamarckian Names Adapted to the Figures in Each Plate. No date. 188pp + supplements. Over 2700 miniature hand-colored engravings were drawn from original specimens in private collections. Originally trained as a surgeon, Wood left the trade to work as a naturalist and wrote several books, this one being his most important. Full leather with gilt rules and blind stamping on both covers, a bit scuffed, edges of boards rubbed. Text is clean and free of markings, several owner and bookseller stamps and signatures to first few pages. With laid in envelope and letter from Mark Cohen of Marks & Co. Booksellers to Mary Helen Dawson dated January 30th, 1953, with additional receipt from bookseller Norman Colbeck. This copy was the gift of Mark Cohen at Marks & Co., Booksellers at 84, Charing Cross Road to Mary Helen Dawson, wife of Glen Dawson, co-owner of Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles during the 1940s through the 1990s. Mary Helen was an avid shell collector. In the book 84, Charing Cross Road, the author begins a correspondence with Frank Doel, bookbuyer for the Marks & Co. bookstore in 1949 after being unable to find a US source for the British literature. The correspondence developed into a friendship, with gifts and food parcels being sent overseas to help with the shortages after WWII. The story of the Marks & Co. bookstore with the Dawsons is a nice parallel, with Glen Dawson originally visiting England in the 1930s to learn the book trade and maintaining a close relationship after. As WWII threatened, Marks & Co. sent many of their books to the US for safekeeping, with the understanding that they would be returned or sold. Dawson's was able to sell the books and send large checks back to England. The letter, handwritten on Marks & Co. stationery, attests to this friendship. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Quarterly Review of Literature, Volume VII, Number 2 [Signed Twice]

      Annandale-on-Hudson, New York: Bard College, 1953. Wrappers. Very Good. A Very Good copy of Volume VII, Number 2 of the Quarterly Review of Literature, an independent literary journal founded in 1943 by Warren Carrier, and co-edited and published from 1944-1999 by Poet and Professor Theodore (Ted) Weiss and his wife, Renée Weiss. This issue contains work by George Seferis, E. E. Cummings, Ann Adams, George W. Nitchie, George P. Elliott, and Atsushi Nakajima. George Seferis' entry, an early Seferis Poem titled "Myth of Our History" ("Mithhistorima" in anglicized Greek), was translated by Kimon Friar whose introduction of Seferis precedes the Poem in this issue. This is a very good copy with some of the typical bending and wear at the wrapper edges caused by their being larger than the page block. This copy has been SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS at his entry and is ALSO SIGNED BY KIMON FRIAR at the head of his introduction. In the Quarterly Review of Literature, Ted and Renée Weiss frequently published Poets and other Authors, such as John Ashbery and Ted Hughes, before they achieved much acclaim. Though by 1953, Seferis' work had been published in English, in England, we find no earlier publication of his work in America. A Greek Diplomat, Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, George Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. Kimon Friar was a noted Greek-American Poet, an editor of periodicals dealing with Greek culture, and a translator of Greek Poetry including, most notably, Nikos Kazantzakis' epic poem "The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel". Beyond our shelves, books signed by George Seferis are quite scarce. A Very Good copy of the important American debut publication of George Seferis's work, SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS and also SIGNED BY THE TRANSLATOR KIMON FRIAR.

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        A Tale of Satisfied Desire

      Paris, France: The Olympia Press, 1953. Soft cover with white boards and original mustard colored dust jacket with printed title and border to front. Dust jacket with very light/minimal wear, light bump to heel of spine and three very small red scuff marks to rear panel. Book like fine, clean and bright throughout. Binding tight and square. A fine copy overall. First English translation. . wrappers. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Book.

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        The Effects of Progesterone and Related Compounds on Ovulation and Early Development in the Rabbit

      Acta Physiologica Latinoamericana, Vol 3. Nos 2 y 3. PAMPHLET. A collection of 9 offprints including the 1953 offprint Garrison and Morton 1931.2 First practical demonstration of an oral contraceptive. The other offprints included: Nutrition of the rabbit ovum in vitro (1942) small tear top edge; The Maintenance of Embryo Life in the Ovariectomized rabbits (1938) with Nicholas T. Werthessen name in ink front blank; The comparitive behavior of mammalian eggs in vivo and in vitro IV: The development of fertilized and artificially activated rabbit eggs (1939) some splitting at spine fold, name in ink front cover, some highlighting; The Breeding of Some Rabbits Produced b recipients of Artificially Activated Ova (1939); Further Studies on the Parthenogenetic Activation of rabbit eggs (1940); Effectiveness of an Oral Contraceptive (1959) with various other authors; The effects of Mitosis-Inhibiting Treatments on Normally Fertilized Pre-Cleavage Rabbit Eggs (1939) with C. H. Waddington highlighting on front cover where title has been typed in, name in ink; The Comparative Behavior of Mammalian Eggs in Vivo and in Vitro (1939) with Barbara Saunders. All have the ownership stamp and are from the library of Cornell researcher Robert H. Foote. "Robert H. Foote, the Cornell University researcher who pioneered the study of DNA synthesis in the testes, in vitro fertilization and other aspects of reproduction." from his obit that appeared in the Boston Globe. All are in very good condition except for the defects mentioned. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1953.

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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.

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        AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT [A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL] [later revised and expanded under the title: THE CITY AND THE STARS]

      New York: Gnome Press Inc [1953], 1953 First edition. This copy has been inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Blue boards with purple spine lettering, 223 pages. VG+ copy [scattered light shelfwear, faint scattered top edge foxing] in bright attractive VG+/Near Fine Dust Wrapper with a small area of light colored staining to the lower right corner of the rear panel.. Signed. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        The Space Merchants

      Ballantine 1953 - First edition. Very good book with some wear on edges. Dust jacket bright with richard Powers cover, clipped with slight clipping. Inscribed by Fred Pohl to Dave with year '80. This is one of the classics of science fiction with a hardcover run of about 500. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Go Tell it on the Mountain

      New York: Knopf, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some soiling to the rear panel, chipping to the head of the jacket spine and wear to the extremities. Baldwin's first novel, about a day in the lives of various members of a Harlem church and about their forebears, established him as the one of the leading black novelists. Stated first edition. Signed by Baldwin on the half title page. Signed by the author.

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        Revolución!! Perhaps the earliest and most important manuscript of the Cuban Revolution in private hands. All the Moncada Prisoners sign a letter of appreciation to champions of their cause: <I>"...our tasks are firm to serve the ideals, our formula of action demands continuity of our efforts that is why from here we will fight...". This was probably smuggled out of Isle of Pines Prison when, days before, Castro wrote "History Will Absolve Me"</I>

      The 2-page handwritten manuscript is dated December 6, 1953 and written on beige lined paper, and reads: "Kind and distinguished lady: Together with these sincere lines are attached the affection and respect from all my partners. I was motivated with the idea of writing you because of your admiration towards myself that made the fibers of my heart vibrate with an accelerated rate that was motivated by your eloquent lines. We read your poem and it left us all inspired by the kindness of your phrases, my partners and I, are very lovers of the poetry, that is why I take the opportunity to tell you that you are an excellent poetry writer. In those difficult moments that I used to have with frequency I will remember your beautiful thoughts and incomparable ideals, this has been the formula that with effectiveness have changed during these days my sadness towards happiness. You know that our tasks are firm to serve the ideals, our formula of action demands continuity of our efforts that is why from here we will

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        Computers and Automata WITH Influence of Programming Techniques on the Design of Computers WITH 39 Other Articles

      Menasha, Wisconsin: Institute of Radio Engineers, Inc, 1953. First Edition. Wraps. Good. First Edition. [1A]-80A (advertisements), [2-table contents], 1219-1568, 81A-192A (advertisements) pages. Proceedings of the IRE, Vol 41, October 1953, No. 10, the entire issue. Original wraps. Rubbing to rear cover, with corner crease and small chip missing (old tape repair). Top 1 1/2 inches of spine panel creased and torn. Front cover creased vertically several times with associated minor chipping of color from cover (extends in several pages). Previous owners name inked on front cover. Approximately 20% of the front cover is spotted towards the fore-edge of front cover. Generally bright and clean internally. Wraps. The famous &#39;&#39;IRE Computer Issue&#39;&#39;, in the ORIGINAL WRAPS containing no less than 10 Origins of Cyberspace listings (#s 508, 513, 626, 641, 664, 672, 675, 871, and 885-886) and a total of 41 articles on the state of computing at the time. Contributors included Claude Shannon, Grace Hopper, John Mauchly, Wilkes, Eckert and many other authors whose work was very important in this evolving field. A few of the important papers include: OOC 508: Buchholz, The system design of the IBM Type 701 computer (describes the overall system design of IBM&#39;s first electronic digital computer OOC 664: Hopper and Mauchly, Influence of programming technique on the design of computers (a discussion of how advances in programming technique could influence the design of future computers. References the UNIVAC I OOC 672: Huskey, Ambrose and Yowell, The SWAC design features and operating experience (a general description of the functional description of the SWAC computer including references to electrostatic and magnetic drum memories OOC 885: Shannon, Computers and Automata, (a brief review of developments in the field of automata and non-numerical computation) OOC 886: Shannon and Moore, Machine aid for switching circuit design (describes the first &#39;verification&#39; machine, built at Bell Labs and called the &#39;relay circuit analyzer&#39;) (the above condensed from entries and notes from Origins of Cyberspace, OOC) Many of the authors included in this issue (Hopper, Mauchly, Shannon, Moore) were important figures in early computing and made major contributions to the advancement of the field. Many other papers illustrate the state of the art at the time. Scarce in the original wraps.

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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 &#39;First Edition" on copyright page. First book publication.) One of 200 subscriber&#39;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&#39;s classic science fiction novel, which won the very first Hugo Award.

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        DER DEUTSCHE SOLDATENKALENDER/SOLDATENJAHRBUCH Volumes 1-47 lacking numbers 3, 45, & 46

      Schild-Verlag GMBH München 1953-1999. . 44 vols. in 43. Sm. 8vo. Profusely ills. including some cold. First 13 issues in original cold. wrapps., minor wear and creasing, remaining vols. in laminated boards, some wear to spines of earlier vols. Illustrated memoir for German veterans, profusely illustrated, much attention given to world war II, illustrating generals, battles, equipment, uniforms, flags, medals, issued between 1953-2003. Additional postage may be necessary US$737

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        Scrapbook of original bookplates and bookbinders&#39; marks

      N.P., 1953. 1st Edition. The bookplates are all in a very good to fine condition, and mounted in a scrapbook with floral decorative boards. "The cover design of this book is taken from a detail of the 18th century French wallpaper at Clandon Park" --label inside front cover. Some minor dulling and rubbing around the cover edges. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. The bookplates are all in a very good to fine condition, and mounted in a scrapbook with floral decorative boards. "The cover design of this book is taken from a detail of the 18th century French wallpaper at Clandon Park" --label inside front cover. Some minor dulling and rubbing around the cover edges. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids. A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid and OTHERS

      London: Nature, 1953. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. Volume 171: [2], 1168, iii-lxiv pages. Volume 172: [2], 1200, iii-lxxi, [1-ads] pages. Together, January 3, 1953 through December 26, 1953 issues (1953 complete). Matching blue buckram bindings, ex-library and ex-libris corporate library with occasional stamps, library pocket, and usual library markings. Original issue covers not bound in as usually the case. Cloth. We offer BOTH volumes 171 and 172 of Nature, A Weekly Journal of Science, containing the foundational papers announcing the Discovery of the Molecular Structure of DNA. Together, these volumes highlight the beginning of what we now know as molecular biology. 100 Books Famous in Medicine (Norman/Grolier) notes: &#39;Forty years after Watson and Crick&#39;s discovery, so much of the basic understanding of medicine and disease has advanced to the molecular level that their paper [see #1 below] may be considered the most significant single contribution to biology and medicine in the twentieth century&#39; (pages 361-362). Volume 171 lays out the structure of DNA. Volume 172 further confirms the theory with experimental work, and starts to build a connection to protein synthesis which in retrospect was the link which catapulted the discovery of DNA into a useful and actionable research direction. Many of today&#39;s useful inventions spring from this linkage, which really gained traction in the 10 years following the initial discovery (see Quiet debut for the double helix by Robert Olby, Nature, Vol 421, Jan 23 2003 for a nice treatment of this idea). Garrison and Morton (5th edition) 256.3, 256.4; Dibner Heralds of Science (revised) 200; Grolier 100 (Medicine/Norman).&#11;&#11;The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1962 was awarded jointly to Francis Harry Compton Crick, James Dewey Watson and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".&#11;&#11;A cornerstone of any collection in biology or 20th century medicine. Additional information available upon request.

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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.

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        The Dodo and Kindred Birds, or the extinct birds of the Mascarene Islands

      London: Witherby, 1953. First edition.. Tiny bit of sunning to the bottom edges of the cloth, faint bump to one rear outer corner of cloth, the dust jacket lower spine and upper front edge have been professionally restored with tear to the jacket expertly repaired; a very bright and clean copy in near fine condition in a complete very good jacket.. Pp. xvi, 264, 11 color plates, 11 plain plates, numerous text-figures. Publisher&#39;s original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered in the spine and with a gilt dodo on the front cover, top page edge in gilt, two-color printed dust jacket with woodcut of the dodo on the front panel, 4to. This edition is limited to 485 numbered copies, this being copy #188. A very thorough study which includes the creation of three new genera and several species based on existing evidence and new remains discovered. The work also presents beautiful color plates of the extinct species. No ownership marks and almost no signs of use.

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        Le Voyage de la Nouvelle Incomprise

      Paris: Editions Ozanne, 1953. Quarto, colour illustrations and line drawings throughout, text printed in script; a very good copy in the original paper vellum boards, gilt stamped, with small vignette of a penguin & a polar bear on front board, with colour pictorial dustjacket (slightly chipped). A fictional work of a voyage to Antarctica, with humorous illustrations in cartoon style by the author.

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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.

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        40 offprints Hitoshi Katara 2 signed a few inscribed 1925-1953

      Various places, 1925-1953 - Hitoshi Kihara 1893-1986. Japans Pioneer Geneticist.40 offprints mostly pre-war, some in Japanese, though most in German. A rare collection of pre-war offprints. Reprints from Japanese Journal of Botany; Botanical Magazine; Cytologia; Japanese Journal of Genetics; and others. Some of the titles are: Weitere Untersuchungen uber die pentaploiden Triticum-Bastare. I. (Tokyo 1925); Chromosomenzahlen und systematische Gruppierung der Rumex-Arten by H. Kihara und T. One inscribed and signed to H. de Vries (Springer, Berlin, 1925); a full list of titles available on request. One offprint torn, some have names of prior owners such as Lester W. Sharp, Karl Sax, E. M. East. Some of the spines have been tape repaired. The majority are in very good condition. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: Soft 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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        The Birds of Japan: Their Status and Distribution

      Cambridge MA - Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smartly bound copy of this work on ornithology, dating from the 1950s. First Edition. A systematic list of the different species of Japanese birds. Featuring a fold-out map of Japan. With an index to the rear. &#39;Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. Vol. 109, No. 4&#39;. Oliver Luther Austin Jr. (May 24 1903December 31 1988) was an ornithologist who wrote the definitive study Birds of the World, eventually published in seven languages. At various times he was Director of the Austin Ornithological Research Centre in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Professor of Zoology at Air University and Curator of Ornithology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. At the time of his death he was Curator Emeritus. After serving in the US Navy during the Second World War,Austin moved to Japan towork in the Allied Military Government there, allowing himto closely study the birds ofthe country. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Journey Cake, Ho! [Signed by Sawyer; Signed by McCloskey]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First edition thus. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the Weekly Reader Children&#39;s Book Club edition in pictorial boards, published in conjunction with the Viking edition, which wore decorative brown boards (spine ends pushed, corners modestly bumped, minor edge wear, three small bits of tape residue to the front board, two black marks to the title page -- presumably blacking out prior writing -- with some bleed through to the following page, library pocket remnants to the rear pastedown just barely touching the illustration), SIGNED BY RUTH SAWYER on the title page and ALSO SIGNED BY ROBERT MCCLOSKEY on the title page, thus joining two Newberry Award winners in this Caldecott Honor Book (1954), and a family work as well, Robert McCloskey being Ruth Sawyer&#39;s son-in-law. Signed copies of the book in any edition or format are quite scarce indeed, and copies signed both by Sawyer, the author, and by McCloskey, the illustrator, are as scarce as hen&#39;s teeth. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY RUTH SAWYER AND SIGNED BY ROBERT MCCLOSKEY. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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      NY: Knopf, 1953. NEAR FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1953. FIRST EDITION. Bound in yellow-gold flower patterned boards in shades of gray dust jacket. Square and tight, original price intact. Small ink spot on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has some edgewear, small closed tear to front cover and light soiling to back panel. Featuring Howard Cross, County Probation Department.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Flöjte Huggas Billedbog. Hvedekorns Bogserie.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Fahrenheit 451 (Asbestos Binding)

      Ballantine Books, Inc, New York 1953 - A lovely copy of the author's masterpiece, in the rare asbestos binding. One of approximately 200 copies (although a letter from Bradbury suggests the number was closer to 215), this copy number 206. A Near Fine book with a small chip near the fore edge of the board (4 x 2mm), light bump to the front lower corner, small chip at the lower rear hinge (3 x 2mm) and minor soiling and rubbing to the binding, but less than most. Page block is tight and square, although it smells a bit smoky (perhaps appropriately?) A quick review of the auction records shows copies in comparable condition regularly selling in this range: $17,500 at Heritage 2014, $13,750 at Heritage 2012, $15,535 at Heritage 2007.Bradbury';s most famous work, about a dystopian future where books are banned - and burned. Fahrenheit 451 appears on the New York Public Library';s list of books of the century and won the 1954 American Academy of Letters Award in Arts and Literature. Though the book is thought to be a comment on the political culture and McCarthyism at the time of its publication, the work also grew out of a number of ideas and themes Bradbury had explored in a few of his earlier published short stories. The book would later be adapted into a 1966 film directed by Francois Truffaut, which was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. In a contemporary review in The Chicago Sunday Tribune, writer August Derleth called the book "a savage and shockingly prophetic view of one possible future way of life.compelling.". Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        IMPROVISATIONS, 4 Volumes

      May 15, 1953; May 18, 1956; April 5, 1957; March 28, 1958. NY: Artists Equity Fund, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958. 4 vols. FIRST EDITIONS, limited to 2000 copies, each. Numerous b/w and color illustrations. Various pagination pp. Softcover. Large 4to. Decorative spiral bound paper wraps. Light rubbing and toning to wrap edges; personal library numbers to 1953 and 1956 copies, no other indications. A very nice group. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        The Silver Chair

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953. First Edition, First Printing, first issue with the map of the Wildwinds of the North on the front endpaper. Lacking the original dust jacket. In Very Good condition, with clean text and sound binding. Top corners of early pages lightly bumped. Offsetting to front free end paper. Light lean to spine. Spine is lightly faded with light spotting. Cloth shows slight, uneven fading and light rubbing. A lovely copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      London, The Collector's Club, 1953.LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is copy No. 54, signed and introduced by the Marquess of Aberdeen, 1953. Oblong folio, approximately 380 x 310 mm, 15 x 12 inches, 59 pages of thick card, illustrated with photographs, some in colour with tissue guards, photographs and text mounted. At rear is a first day cover, with the Queen's portrait, mounted on full page, with 4 coronation stamps (2½d red; 4d blue; 1 / 3 green and 1 / 6 pale blue), plus a tray of 10 United Kingdom coins with a souvenir programme, housed in a slipcase inside the back cover. Bound in full dark blue crushed Oasis and Cape Levant morocco, crown and E.R. in gilt and red between raised bands on spine, gilt rules to spine and gilt date at foot of spine, large crown and E.R. on upper cover in white and red inlays with gilt surrounds and gilt date, all edges gilt, red, white and blue headbands, gilt rules and dots to dentelles (turn overs), marbled endpapers. Slight fading to spine and upper cover, 3 pale marks and a few scratches to covers, slight shelf wear to edges, pale age - browning to margins and text, otherwise a very good copy. The coins are farthing, halfpenny, penny, threepenny bit, sixpence, 2 one shilling pieces, a florin, half - a - crown and a crown. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. The book weighs 5 kgs so will require extra postage costs.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Stronghold (Double Signed By The Author)

      Secker and Warburg 1953 - The First UK printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1953.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD- condition.The book is tight.Pushing and mild fraying to the spine ends.Light rubbing of the boards in places.Gilt titling dulled and just about readable. Browning to text block with offsetting to end papers.Upper text block is a little age related dirty. Light brown staining to page edges of first few pages.Map end papers and paste downs. Folding map complete.Numerous B/W photos are complete and clean.The scarce WRAPPER is price clipped and in VERY GOOD + condition.Some chipping and creasing to upper spine end and rear upper cover. The spine is lightly browned.The wonderful John Craxton designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been INSCRIBED;'To Anne,with love, Xan, Lisbon, June '59' to the verso of the photographic frontispiece.The book has also been SIGNED 'Xan Fielding' to the title page. Xan Fielding was one of the first SOE agents with Patrick Leigh Fermor to be landed in Crete where he spent two years or so in a game of hide and seek with the occupying Germans. He was arrested in France later in the war but was saved from execution by the Polish SOE agent Krystyna Skarbek.A very scarce item to find Signed. Highly collectible.More images available on request. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Naked Jungle (Original screenplay for the 1954 film)

      Los Angeles, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1953. Final White script for the 1954 film. A truly bizarre drama, set in South America in 1901, wherein chocolate plantation magnate Heston must put off divorcing his feisty new bride in order to allow her to help him stave off an invasion by a legion of army ants. The dynamiting of several bridges in the film was shot on location in Florahome, Florida. White integrated studio wrappers, noted as Final White on the front wrapper, dated June 2, 1953, with credits for director Haskin and screenwriter MacDougall. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 116 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Autograph letter signed ("A. E."), in German, to Satyenda Nath Bose (1894-1974)

      Princeton, 1953. Princeton, 1953. <p><i> How Einstein Crafted His Reply to Bose<i></p><p>Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed (&#147;A. E.&#148;), in German, to Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974). 2 leaves. [Princeton,] October 22, 1953. Written on the verso of 2 pages of Bose&#146;s typed draft of a paper on unified field theory that he sent to Einstein; the pages include extensive mathematical equations in Bose&#146;s hand, as well as his name and address in block letters. Accompanied by Einstein&#146;s 3-page carbon typescript (with ms. additions) of his typed reply to Bose translated into English. Small marginal tears and staple holes in the leaves of Einstein&#146;s autograph letter, light creasing, but very good. From the library of historian of physics Jagdish Mehra (1931-2008).</p><p>The Last Scientific Contact between Einstein and his One-Time Collaborator, the Brilliant Indian Physicist S. N. Bose. This may be the Only Surviving Example of a letter from Einstein to Bose; Dr. Tilman Sauer, of the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology, told us in an email communication (Jan. 24, 2013) that &#147;the only items of correspondence by Einstein to Bose, that I am aware of, are either transcripts, carbon copies, or drafts.&#148;</p><p> In 1924 Bose, then living in Dacca, India (now part of Bangladesh), sent Einstein a manuscript on the investigation of a new derivation of Planck&#146;s blackbody radiation law, asking Einstein to see to its publication if it had any merit. Recognizing the paper&#146;s importance, Einstein translated it himself into German and had it published in the Zeitschrift für Physik. Einstein realized that the form of statistics used by Bose could be applied to the quantum theory of ideal gas, and he himself published three papers on this topic in 1924 and 1925. On the basis of Einstein&#146;s support, Bose was awarded a fellowship allowing him to spend two years in Europe, working with Maurice de Broglie in Paris and Einstein in Berlin. Bose then returned to India, where he had a long and distinguished scientific and administrative career in Dacca.</p> <p>Almost three decades after this initial contact Bose, then working in Paris, sent Einstein a draft of his paper &#147;A unitary field theory of gravitation and general relativity,&#148; which was eventually published in the Journal de Physique. Einstein&#146;s reply to Bose commented on the use of the variational principle and on the significance of the auxiliary conditions&#151;the conservation laws. Einstein had great respect for Bose, taking account of Bose&#146;s criticisms in Appendix II of the final edition of his The Meaning of Relativity (1955).</p><p>The names of Einstein and Bose are permanently linked in the terms &#147;Bose-Einstein statistics&#148; and in Einstein&#146;s postulate of the ultra-low temperature phenomenon known as &#147;Bose-Einstein condensation,&#148; in which individual atoms condense into a &#147;superatom&#148; that behaves as a single entity. This unique state of matter was created and confirmed in 1995 by the physicists Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman, who received the Nobel Prize in 2001 for their achievement.</p> <p>We are grateful to Dr. Tilman Sauer of the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology for supplying suggestions about these notes and their apparent place in Einstein&#146;s body of work. </p>

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        Promesse de l&#146;Homme

      Paris, Editions Cercle d&#146;Art. 1953 - 4to, original cream limp card wrappers. pp30 of Erni&#146;s illustration, sometimes full page, mostly with Bonnard&#146;s text beneath.Limited Edition, 2200 in all, numbered 1004 "Sur Papier Velin Offset Superieur".Presentation Copy from Bonnard "a mon cher ami. cordialment" to Philip Barker, signed and dedicated on half-title. Bonnard was a left-wing Swiss philologist-hellenist and Professor at the University of Lausanne (1938&#150;59) while Erni was a Swiss associate of Picasso and Braque. Some of these images certainly owe a debt to Picasso&#146;s line drawings but also to Socialist Realism with earnest female chemists, idealised peasants reaping and dignified workers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900

      Collins & Van Nostrand, London 1953 - Folio, with many illustrations; a very good copy in original half cloth, dustjacket torn. One of 2000 copies of this attractive book, a standard reference for ornithological collectors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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