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        Philosophical Investigations. Translated by G. E. M. Anscombe.

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1953 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. With the errata slip tipped in to front pastedown. Extremities lightly rubbed, spine ends bruised, otherwise a bright, clean copy in the creased and chipped dust jacket, spine sunned with some minor loss to head and foot, joints delicate. Parallel German–English text. First edition, first impression, of Wittgenstein's second philosophical masterpiece, published two years after his death. Philosophical Investigations strives to expose "fallacies in the traditional way of thinking about language, truth, thought, intentionality, and, perhaps mainly, philosophy. In this sense, it is conceived of as a therapeutic work, viewing philosophy itself as therapy" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Raymond Monk praised Anscombe for her "most skilful and sensitive translation. It is cause for rejoicing that she will translate the material for subsequent volumes of Wittgenstein's works" (Fann, p. 213). Fann, p. 405. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Demolished Man

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 250 p. One of 200 subscriber's copies neatly signed by author on front free end paper in black ink. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Bottom corner of back board chewed, otherwise in nice shape. Jacket has light rubbing and wear at tail, chip at head with archival mending tissue on verso, price intact ($3.00). A signed first of the winner of the very first Hugo Award.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        The Kraken Wakes

      A First Edition, First Printing (Michael Joseph 1953). The author's second novel under the 'Wyndham' pseudonym following 'The Day of the Triffids'. Usual offsetting to endpapers, edges slightly toned. Original, unclipped dust jacket has a minimal amount of wear to top of spine and a couple of very small chips to bottom of fore-edge. A beautiful, clean, bright and crisp copy. A rare title and even rarer in such superior condition.

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar, IOBA]
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        IL REGNO DI MARCO AURELIO

      TORINO: SEI, 1953. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 21. USATO

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        And the Rain my Drink (i), A Many-Splendoured Thing (ii), Destination Chungking (iii).

      London: Jonathan Cape ltd. & The Book Society ltd., 1956 - 1952 - 1953. - 8°. 319 pages (i), 384 pages (ii), 287 pages (iii). Original cloth-binding, each with dust jackets. Some underlinings in pencil in the volume "A Many-Splendoured Thing" otherwise fine copies. All three volumes signed by the author Han Suyin (1917-2012), in English and Chinese. Rare and early volumes. The autobiographical book "And the rain my drink" is a first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K., ILAB]
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        TURANDOT AND OTHER POEMS

      Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York 1953 - Ashbery's first book, a 23-page chapbook in sewn decorated paper wraps, one of only 300 copies printed. Illustrated with four drawings by Jane Freilicher. In this copy two of the plates are duplicated giving a total of six plates. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet to Herbert with love and also INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the artist to Herbert with "my love, too." Both inscriptions are on the title page and appear to be contemporary. Wrappers are slightly darkened with two round oily stains on the rear, not too dark. The front wrapper has one short closed tear neatly repaired internally with tape and a sliver chip on the lower right corner with the detached piece still present. Very Good to Near Fine example of this scarce book [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        STAR RANGERS

      Harcourt, Brace and Company [1953]., New York - Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second science fiction novel. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket (designed by Richard Powers) with a touch of wear to spine ends and front corner tips, 10 mm closed tear and associated wrinkle at top edge of front panel, mild rubbing along front flap fold, and some soiling to front panel that more-or-less blends in with the Powers illustration. A nice copy. (#150082) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition stated with D-C code, first printing. Signed by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson and dated one month after publication, inscribed to previous owner. Very Good, with sunning to top edge of boards, light rubbing to edges, and light reading wear to pages, erased name to front free end paper, in a Very Good dust jacket, moderately edge worn, lightly rubbed at the extremities, toned at the spine, and with publisher's original price of $2.75 intact. A lovely copy for the first edition, signed by Bill.

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        The Souls of Black Folk

      New York: The Blue Heron Press, 1953 - Special limited anniversary edition; with an autographed leaf on the front free endpaper. Bookplate; near fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        [Complete set of the James Bond novels and stories in first editions.]

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953–66. 14 volumes, octavo. Original boards, titles and devices to some boards in gilt or colour, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Ownership inscriptions to a couple of volumes. Some spines slightly rolled, occasional spot of faint foxing to contents. Overall an excellent set in the bright jackets, Casino Royale and From Russia With Love particularly so, others occasionally a little marked or slightly soiled, with a few nicks or small chips, minor creasing or rubbing to extremities. First editions, first issues (except Golden Gun which is in the second state binding as usual, without the gilt gun design on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad), all in first state jackets, except Octopussy, which has the publisher's overprice sticker. The copy of Moonraker is in one of two variant states of the first impression, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" at p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. This is a complete set of the original sequence of James Bond novels and stories by Ian Fleming, comprising: Casino Royale (1953); Live and Let Die (1954); Moonraker (1955); Diamonds are Forever (1956); From Russia With Love (1957); Dr No (1958); Goldfinger (1959); For Your Eyes Only (1960); Thunderball (1961); The Spy Who Loved Me (1962); On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963); You Only Live Twice (1964); The Man With the Golden Gun (1965); Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        JOHNNY GUITAR

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/About Fine. The source of the acclaimed movie starring Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge, both competing for the affections of the incomparable Sterling Hayden. 242pp., bound in 1/4 red over black paper covered boards lettered in gilt; text slightly age-toned, as we have seen in other copies. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE WAKING. POEMS: 1933 - 1953

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City 1953 - Roethke's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of his best poems. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the title page to Supreme Court Associate Justice Abe Fortas: "To Abe,/with more than/the usual good/wishes to a stranger/Ted Roethke." Fortas assisted Lyndon Johnson in winning his Senate seat and became a lifelong friend to Johnson who appointed Fortas to the Supreme Court in 1965. When Chief Justice Earl Warren announced his retirement in June 1968, Johnson nominated Associate Justice Fortas to replace Warren. Fortas was the first Chief Justice nominee ever to appear before the Senate, and he faced hostile questioning about his relationship with Lyndon Johnson ultimately leading Fortas to ask Johnson to withdraw his nomination. Fortas resigned from the court in 1969 after a financial scandal. With a blindstamp on the second front blank indicating the book is from the library of Abe Fortas and a blank check from Seattle's University National Bank laid in. On the verso of the check in an unknown hand is written: "Dear Abe/Read the book/backwards." In the same small hand next to the printed date on the title page is written "April 27, 1954." Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with some rubbing and light edgewear with the remnant of about half of a Pulitzer Prize Winner sticker on the front panel. A superb Association Copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Limits of the Earth

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1953. Uncorrected Advance Proof. x, 238 pp (rectos only). 8vo. Plain wraps, bound at top margin with string through two punch holes, publisher's review slip affixed to front wrap, lightly thumbed, else fine. Uncorrected Advance Proof. x, 238 pp (rectos only). 8vo. Advance Proof, Warmly Inscribed to Childs Frick. INSCRIBED on the front wrap to Childs Frick, SIGNED ("Fair") and dated August 9, 1953, "To Childs - The first friend who *made* me try to write a book!" with a postscript, "(Note: the more the people, the less the animals!)" Childs Frick (1883-1965), the son of Henry Clay Frick, was a noted paleontologist and supporter of the American Museum of Natural History. As a trustee of the Museum, for which he collected hundreds of thousands of mammal fossil specimens, he would have worked with Osborn's father, Museum President and former head of its Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Sr The inscription must refer to Osborn's first book, OUR PLUNDERED PLANET (1948), a classic of environmental literature.

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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      New York: Scribner's, 1953. 8vo. 562pp. Inscribed to Victor Lasky on title page, 3/8" tear to head of free endpaper, otherwise text block tight and unmarked. Head/tail of spine light wear and fading, corners bumped. DJ in four pieces, all panels present. Very good / poor.

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        Junkie Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

      NY: Ace. (1953). Burroughs' pseudonymous first book, a paperback original bound back-to-back with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Inscribed by Burroughs: "To Bob Jackson/ William S Burroughs/ for William Lee/ April 12, 1984." Junkie was a straightforward narrative of Burroughs' experiences with drugs; the publisher chose to release it couched in an anti-drug context, as a first person example of the horrors of drug use, and bound with a narcotic agent's memoir. Mild rubbing and creasing to the corners and joints; age toning to pages; very good in wrappers. Maynard & Miles A1. The beginning of one of the most influential literary careers of the second half of the 20th century. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Junkie / Narcotic Agent

      New York: Ace Books, 1953. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 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. In Very Good condition, with light rubbing to wraps, and light edge wear. Reading creases and light fading to spine. Pages toned, as expected. A lovely copy, in nicer condition than as normally found.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Complete set of the James Bond novels and stories in first editions.]

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953–66 - 14 volumes, octavo. Original boards, titles and devices to some boards in gilt or colour, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Ownership inscriptions to a couple of volumes. Some spines slightly rolled, occasional spot of faint foxing to contents. Overall an excellent set in the bright jackets, Casino Royale and From Russia With Love particularly so, others occasionally a little marked or slightly soiled, with a few nicks or small chips, minor creasing or rubbing to extremities. First editions, first issues (except Golden Gun which is in the second state binding as usual, without the gilt gun design on the front board, which proved too expensive and was dropped after the first 940 copies had been sent abroad), all in first state jackets, except Octopussy, which has the publisher's overprice sticker. The copy of Moonraker is in one of two variant states of the first impression, printed on thicker paper stock and with the word "shoot" at p. 10, l. 31 correctly printed. This is a complete set of the original sequence of James Bond novels and stories by Ian Fleming, comprising: Casino Royale (1953); Live and Let Die (1954); Moonraker (1955); Diamonds are Forever (1956); From Russia With Love (1957); Dr No (1958); Goldfinger (1959); For Your Eyes Only (1960); Thunderball (1961); The Spy Who Loved Me (1962); On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963); You Only Live Twice (1964); The Man With the Golden Gun (1965); Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966). Gilbert A1a (1.1); A2a (1.1); A3a (1.2); A4a (1.1); A5a (1.1); A6a (1.3); A8a (1.1); A7a (1.1); A9a (1.1); A10a (1.1); A11a (1.1); A12a (1.1); A13a (1.2); A14a (1.3). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE BIRDS OF THE BRITISH ISLES [Complete Set of 12 volumes]

      Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1953. The complete set in original jackets. Fine colour plates by George Lodge throughout, each with a captioned tissue guard. Original dust jackets with a pasted-on colour illustration to the front panel, near fine with a little spotting and rubbing of the spines, generally very good, not price-clipped, volume 4 has a little loss to the top of the spine, all now attractively presented in loose-fitting clear archival sleeves. Hard-back bindings, fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A near fine clean complete set with very good original dust jackets.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Lodge, George E.. 4to (19 x 28cm). Book.

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        Nine Stories

      Boston: Little Brown 1953 - Original cloth and dust jacket, price-clipped. Very slight rubbing to jacket. Fine FIRST EDITION. Advance review copy with publisher’s slip giving the date of publication. This is a beautiful copy of what many consider Salinger’s most important book. This landmark collection of short stories includes “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” “For Esmé with Love and Squalor,” and “The Laughing Man.” In her review of Nine Stories in the New York Times, Eudora Welty wrote, “J. D. Salinger’s writing is original, first rate, serious and beautiful. Here are nine of his stories, and one further reason that they are so interesting, and so powerful seen all together, is that they are paradoxes. From the outside, they are often very funny: inside, they are about heartbreak, and convey it; they can do this because they are pure. The whole nine have an enchanting ease about them, a deceptively loose-appearing texture, a freshness and liveliness which might bid fair to disarm the reader, as he begins, say, the remarkable ‘For Esme with Love and Squalor.’ Nothing could be further from what Mr. Salinger is about to do to him. Mr. Salinger is a very serious artist, and it is likely that what he has to say will find many forms as time goes by–interesting forms, too. His novel, ‘The Catcher in the Rye,’ was good and extremely moving, although–for this reader–all its virtues can be had in a short story by the same author, where they are somehow more at home.” [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Junkie. Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict

      Ace, NY 1953 - Burroughs' pseudonymous first book, a paperback original bound back-to-back with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Inscribed by Burroughs: "To Bob Jackson/ William S Burroughs/ for William Lee/ April 12, 1984." Junkie was a straightforward narrative of Burroughs' experiences with drugs; the publisher chose to release it couched in an anti-drug context, as a first person example of the horrors of drug use, and bound with a narcotic agent's memoir. Mild rubbing and creasing to the corners and joints; age toning to pages; very good in wrappers. Maynard & Miles A1. The beginning of one of the most influential literary careers of the second half of the 20th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Junkie

      New York: Ace, 1953. 1st edition, first book. Wrappers, very good, finer than others called very good and some called fine. Signed on the title in ink. The pro-drug wanderings of writing's man on a wire, and heroin's model literary champion, more amusing and erudite than most autobiographies, but like almost all bios it reveals how much of life is wasted, a consistent takeaway that's harder to hide than a nagging cough. Very good.

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        Tintin:Objectif Lune,édition originale

      1953 - Dos,plats,coins,gouttière,coiffes très bien conservés,4e plat B8,édition originale belge de 1953,dos rouge,pages de garde en bleu foncé,très bel état,juste une petite trace au bas du coin du 1er plat et un infime accroc sur le mors du 3e plat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arcadie Arcadie ! Bois de Lucien Jacques.

      - L'Artisan, 1953. Petit in-8 en ff. libres, 70-(8) pp., sous couverture à rabats (dos un peu froissé, sinon bel exemplaire). Illustré d'un hors-texte et de 10 vignettes en noir par Lucien Jacques. Edition originale, tirée à 300 exemplaires numérotés sur fleur d'alfa. ENVOI autographe signé de Giono au Dr Francis Bassiera, "avec mon amitié (et songez qu'on vous attend ici)". * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        The Go-Between - a superb rebound copy

      Hamish Hamilton, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1953. A very good copy with some light spotting here and there rebound in full red leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine. Marbled endpapers. A lovely rebound copy of a classic novel and Hartley's best.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        L'AMANTE DI LADY CHATTERLEY

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI, 1953. ITALIANO 0,62 Volume rilegato in tela con titoli d'oro al piatto ed al dorso; quest'ultimo lievemente ingiallito da fattore tempo. Presenza di adesivo con antico prezzo, alla controguardia. Pagine ben leggibili, con vago ingiallimento ai margini; tagli regolari, minimamente sbucciati alla prima metà del testo. Numero VII della collezione, con 8 illustrazioni a colori, fuori testo, di Luigi Broggini. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        FAHRENHEIT 451 & THE PLAYGROUND & AND THE ROCK CRIED OUT

      Ballantine Books 1953 - *** HOT STUFF ***FAHRENHEIT 451, Ballantine Books, 1953, first edition, some modest creasing to the spine, a light crease halfway down the front cover about a 1/4 inch from the the spine, tiny faint creases to the front fore edge corner tips, else a tight, solid vg copy in full color pictorial wraps. Also contains THE PLAYGROUND & AND THE ROCK CRIED OUT. Certainly a highspot of modern literature. Retrospective HUGO winning novel for 1954. SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        Doctor Faust -- A Play Based on the German Puppet Versions by Harry F. Owens.

      Lexington: Gravesend Press, [1953-1954]. 6 1/2 x 10. 36 leaves illustrated with 15 hand colored. woodcuts by Fritz Kredel, Bound by Elizabeth Kner in linson vellum boards with yap edges. Two tiny spots on two pages. Fine. John DePol's copy with a laid in note that only 37 copies were done. One of 50 (37) copies printed for The Gravesend Press and hand colored. Designed by Victor and printed by Jacob Hammer in red and black Jessen type on handmade Hayle paper. (The Hammers printed this in an edition of 350 for The Caxton Club, on a different paper. They were not colored, and had a different binding.) Kredel's cuts were created for the Bauer type foundry printing of this title in 1950. Victor Hammer Artist and Printer, p. 178.

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        Edge Of The World: Tales Of The "Hopi Victory" And Her People

      Ballantine Books, New York 1953 - 174 Pp + 7 Pp Catalog At Rear. Red-Brown Boards Lettered In Gilt. From The Library Of The Publisher, Never Sold Or Circulated. Book Is Near Fine, Spine Gilt Lettering Complete And Present But Not Still Brilliant, With A Touch Of Rubbing Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine, No Damage. The Very Scarce Hardcover Issue, Which According To The Bibliographer Was Issued In An Edition Of Between 6 And 100 Copies, No Dj Being Prepared. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Cantique du Soleil ( illus. Camille Quesneville)

      Aux Dépens de l'Artiste, Paris 1953 - Paris. Aux Dépens de l'Artiste. 1953. Petit in-folio. 46pp. Avec 9 eaux-fortes originales hors-texte, 8 décorations, et un texte, gravé à la main, très joliment encadré de divers dessins mosaiqués. Tirage à 165 exemplaires. Celui-ci, qui porte le numéro 11 comporte aussi une suite des gravures, une SUITE DES GRAVURES AVEC REMARQUES, 2 planches refusées, et 2 DESSINS ORIGINAUX. Les planches des suites sont tous signés en crayon par l'artiste, le dessin original qui correspond au frontispice de l'oeuvre est signé en encre, le petit dessin original des motifs circulaires ne portant pas de signature. Un livre d'artiste exceptionel et rare avec une très belle mise en page. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée illustrée et double emboîtage. Petite déchirure en haut du dos de la chemise. Très bon état général.

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        Sans phrases précédé d'un entretien en guise de préface avec Raphaël Cluzel

      Osmose|& Editions Gizard 1953 - - Osmose & Editions Gizard, Paris 1953, 13x16,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 26 exemplaires lettrés sur vélin Bellegarde. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, d'un poème manuscrit de Philippe Soupault contenu dans ce recueil, le nôtre étant le poème intitulé "Pétrification". Un petit accroc en pied du dos. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition, one of 26 copies literate on vellum Bellegarde. Our copy is complete, as it is stipulated in the lustification of the print, of a manuscript poem by Philippe Soupault contained in this collection, ours being the poem entitled "Petrification". A small hitch in the foot of the back. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Essays in Positive Economics

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. 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 at extremities, light sunning. A rare title.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Photograph of Mural for the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

      Rochester, Minn., ca. 1953.(). Photograph. Signed and annotated by the artist. 6.5 x 17.5. inches. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 148.

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        From the Jerusalem Diary.

      London: Privately printed,, 1953 & 1949 & 1955. [Together with two copies of:] From the Palestine Diary. Accompanied by two Christmas cards from Mary Gill, featuring designs by Eric Gill and two autograph letters to Austen St Barbe Harrison from Mary Gill and Joanna Hague (née Gill). Together 4 works, small octavo. From the Jerusalem Diary: original orange cloth-backed green boards, title to front cover black; two copies of From the Palestine Diary: one bound for the publishers by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in black quarter morocco, patterned blue and gilt boards, title to spine gilt, fore edge uncut; the other in orange half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, orange cloth sides, title to spine gilt, top edge gilt. With a folder of correspondence, consisting of two Christmas cards printed on single folded sheets of grey card, and two autograph letters signed. Jerusalem Diary: 10 photogravures reproducing carvings by Eric Gill at the Rockefeller Museum courtyard. Calligraphic bookplate of David Potter, designed by Reynold Stone, to front free endpapers of Jerusalem Diary and one copy of Palestine Diary. Very minor fading to spines and board edges, a little faint foxing to prelims, closed tear to p. 35 of Palestine Diaries, partly affecting text. A very good set. A superb collection of books and letters to the dedicatee of From the Jerusalem Diary, Austen St Barbe Harrison, the architect with whom Gill collaborated on the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem (originally known as the Palestine Archaeological Museum), and a close personal friend. Gill had been commissioned to carve ten panels for the museum, "symbolizing the civilizations of that have most affected the history of Palestine, together with the tympanum over the main entrance". Gill also sculpted the fountain in the Central Court and carved the English, Arabic, and Hebrew letters of the inscriptions throughout the building, basing the Hebrew letter design on ancient inscriptions. The collection contains: a) From the Jerusalem diary: First edition, limited issue, number 234 of 300 copies, the dedication copy, inscribed by the editor, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G." and with the Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. The diary of Eric Gill (1882–1940) was published posthumously by his wife, Mary Ethel Gill. b) Two copies of From the Palestine Diary. This title, which was never formally issued, is an earlier version of From the Jerusalem Diary, containing slightly longer text. These two copies are scarce survivals of a project which was abandoned "due to a series of misadventures" which occurred after "the type was completely set and some copies printed off on handmade paper. Delays occurred and cancel title pages were issued... dated 1951 and 1952... only a small number of this aborted edition survive" (Gill). Bookseller G. F. Sims purchased the surviving sheets and had them bound up by Sangorksi in quarter morocco and pre-war decorated boards, as seen in one of these copies, which also has the two cancel title pages bound in at the rear (dated 1951 and 1952), together with leaves bearing the Hague Gill & Davey imprint bound at the rear. Only five copies have been traced at auction. c) A folder of correspondence from Mary Gill to Austen St Barbe Harrison: Christmas Greetings from Mary Gill. Pigotts, 1955, featuring a photo of Eric Gill's carving of The Good Samaritan (1938) for Coventry Hospital, which was bombed in 1941; Christmas Greetings from Mary Gill. Pigotts, 1960, featuring an Joseph and the Child on the front cover, with an autograph letter signed from Mary Gill, dated 21 December 1960 ("I feel very much immersed in our industrial world - of 1960 - with its noise, commercialism - and dangers... I know Eric would have hated it!"); and autograph letter signed from Joanna Hague (one of Gill's daughters, who married René Hague, Gill's partner in his printing shop, Hague & Gill), dated 25 July 1961, informing Austen St Barbe Harrison of her mother's death on 22 March that year: Joanna explains the delay in writing to him ("I couldn't find your address among Mother's papers, but Bernard Wall... was able to give it to me... I don't think he knew what a close friend you were").

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fahrenheit 451.

      Ballantine, New York 1953 - First edition of one of the seminal works in the field of science fiction. Octavo, original red cloth. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light toning to the spine. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper,"For Frank Pipes! This 1st edition of of F. 451 - published in 1953 - with good wishes from Ray Bradbury May 1978." Rare and desirable in this condition.     Fahrenheit 451 remains Bradbury’s most acclaimed work, with more than four million copies in print. "Frightening in its implications Mr. Bradbury’s account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating" (New York Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        L'AMANTE DI LADY CHATTERLEY

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI, VERONA 1953 - IL PONTE ITALIANO Volume rilegato in tela con titoli d'oro al piatto ed al dorso; quest'ultimo lievemente ingiallito da fattore tempo. Presenza di adesivo con antico prezzo, alla controguardia. Pagine ben leggibili, con vago ingiallimento ai margini; tagli regolari, minimamente sbucciati alla prima metà del testo. Numero VII della collezione, con 8 illustrazioni a colori, fuori testo, di Luigi Broggini. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First hardcover edition, first printing. About Very Good, with rubbing to extremities and boards, with wear to rear cover; pages toned, previous owner name to front paste down. Lacking the dust jacket. One of Bradbury's best works, and a high spot in the science fiction genre.

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        MENACE #1 1953-ATLAS-PRE-CODE HORROR-FIRST ISSUE ZOMBIES!

      Atlas 1953 - -Pre-code horror -First issue. -Very hard to find. -Looks like this copy have some extra staples at some point that have been removed. Slight pulls at original staples. Stain on cover. Small spine split at top and bottom. Complete, no restoration. Condition: VG-

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        The Man Without Qualities

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1953-1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First English-language editions, first printings. (Precedes the American edition.) In three volumes. Very Good overall. First volume has name on ffep, spine pane a bit darkened, small stains to front panel, price-clipped. Second volume jacket lightly foxed. Third volume has name on ffep, some mottling to cloth, darkened spine panel, and wear to jacket. An attractive set of the Austrian writer's unfinished masterpiece Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften in the English language. Translated from the German by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser.

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        Revolt in 2100

      Shasta 1953 - Very nice copy of this volume which Heinlein signed , he signed approx. 500 of these. Very bright vibrant d/j. Nice copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Culpepper Books]
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