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        Collection of Correspondence of Sidney Joseph â€

      14 letters, (3 retained mailing envelopes), 18 typed pp., dated 4 February 1953 to 11 October 1954, and 4 May 1975; plus 3 pieces of printed ephemera: newspaper clipping "Costume Trade Jolted as Demand for New Item Snowballs"; a copy of magazine article by Perelman titled "I'd Send My Son to Brown;" and a limited printed publication "Waiting for Santy" a Christmas play by Perelman, 12 pp., dated 1944 in an edition of 300 copies published by Cycling Frog Press, Pound Ridge, New York.Includes 7 typed letters signed by Sidney Joseph Perelman as follows: 5 letters to J. Howard Schneider from S.J. Perelman; 1 letter to "Pearl" from S.J. Perelman; 1 letter to Louis Untermeyer from S.J. Perelman. Perelman and Schneider appear to be friends and share an interest in exotic birds.Also includes 1 letter to J. Howard Schneider from S.J. Perelman's wife Laura Perelman; 1 letter to S.J. Perelman from Louis Untermeyer; 3 letters to S.J. Perelman from J. Howard Schneider; and 2 letters to J. Howard Schneider from M.L. Prom Kunjara, of Kunjara Farm, Bangkok, Thailand. Kunjara, of Bangkok, was a person that Schneider and Perelman appear to have been dealing with in procuring exotic birds and cats.The correspondence is from 1953 to 1954, with one letter dated 1975. Sidney Joseph "S.J." Perelman (1904-1979)Sidney Joseph "S. J." Perelman, born on 1 February 1904, was an American humorist and screenwriter. Perelman is highly regarded for his humorous short pieces that he published in magazines in the 1930s and 1940s, most often in The New Yorker. For these, he is considered the first surrealist humor writer of the United States. In these numerous brief sketches, he pioneered a new style that was unique to him, using parody to "wring every drop of false feeling or slovenly thinking." He also wrote for several other magazines, including Judge, as well as books, scripts, and screenplays. Perelman's personal life was difficult. In 1929 at the age of 25 he married the 18-year-old sister of his school friend Nathanael West, Laura West (née Lorraine Weinstein). The two worked as writing collaborators on the 1935 play All Good Americans, produced on Broadway, and both were signed by Irving Thalberg as contract screenwriters for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer the same year. They remained married until Laura's death in 1970. Perelman did not remarry.The marriage was strained from the start because of Perelman's innumerable affairs (notably with Leila Hadley). Perelman reportedly regarded children as a nuisance. Their son Adam (born in 1936) ended up in a reformatory for wayward boys. The two things that brought him happiness were his MG car and a mynah bird, both of which he pampered like babies. (Perelman discusses his mynah bird in a letter in this collection).Perelman wrote at least five original plays produced on Broadway from 1932 to 1963, two as collaborators with his wife Laura. The first was the musical revue Walk a Little Faster which opened in December 1932. With Ogden Nash he wrote the book for the musical One Touch of Venus(music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Nash), which opened on Broadway in 1943 and ran for more than 500 performances. His final play The Beauty Part (1962), which starred Bert Lahr in multiple roles, fared less well, its short run attributed in part to the 114-day 1962 New York City newspaper strike.In cinema, Perelman is noted for co-writing scripts for the Marx Brothers films Monkey Business (1931) and Horse Feathers(1932), and for the Academy Award-winning screenplay Around the World in 80 Days (1956). Perelman had a problematic relationship with Groucho Marx, who once said, "I hated the son of a bitch, and he had a head as big as my desk." In the later years of Perelman's career, he bristled at being identified as a writer of Marx Brothers material, insisting that his publishers omit any mention of it in publicity material.S. J. Perelman died on 17 October 1979. He was seventy-five years old.Jacob Howard Schneider (1901-1962)The Schneider Printing Company, of 40 E. Front Street, Palmyra, PA, was founded in 1920 by Conrad F. Schneider. The principle products of the company were office equipment, commercial and color printing, easels, set up paper boxes, and strip gumming. Conrad F. Schneider married Jane R. Hantsch (1878-1957), of Reading, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of G. Samuel Hantsch and Julia Rhein. They had at least one son Jacob Howard Schneider, who went into business with his father and eventually took it over. J. Howard Schneider married Helen Beatrice Schirm (1900-) with her had a son Conrad F. Schneider, II (1930-), who took over the business after the death of his father. Jacob Howard Schneider died on 29 December 1962 and was buried at Gravel Hill Cemetery, in Palmyra, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977) was an American poet, anthologist, critic, and editor. He was appointed the fourteenth Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1961.Sample Quotations:"12 February '53Dear Mr. Schneider,Thank you for your very agreeable letter of last week. It's hard to say which I like more – giving expertise on mynahs or receiving compliments on my work. The latter usually being considered unmanly, we may as well get it out of the way first. Yes, I did spend a measure of time and effort on the lead of that particular Cloudland piece, and it was heartwarming to learn that it came through. Unfortunately, not too many folks beside yourself appear to be capable of sensing that sort of thing. One of the more irritating clichés is the assumption that the prose spills out of the jig so fast that you have to cool it to keep from igniting your pants. I was very much bucked up when, several years ago, Mr. W. S. Maugham, an old practitioner, confided in me that it had never grown any easier for him over the years (and intimated that it grew successively harder). This gives a middle-age kid like myself the moxie to go on.I bought Tong Cha, our own mynah, in Bangkok indeed, and from a Chinese fire-cracker store as set forth. It had always been a dream of mine to own one, ever since seeing the specimen in the Bronx Zoo years before. The only other one I saw at that point, in that particular section of the city, was a rather frazzled job in a pet store, who didn't look too likely. In purchasing mine, I hadn't any indication of his powers especially; heard him do the usual wolf whistle and some sounds I couldn't identify, but nothing more. I subsequently discovered that he also did a double -barreled salutation ("Hurrow – HU Row!), knew his own name, could extend the polite Siamese greeting of "Sa wah" with which the indigenes enter and leave a room, pressing their hands together, and had an extensive repertory of calls, gurgles, soft whistles, and clucking. On landing in the hotel in Rome following our flight across the Middle East, he entertained us for about a week with an approximation of the motors revving up to speed at the air-stops; he had been lodge in the cargo hold for about thirty-five or forty hours and picked up this little accomplishment. I'm ashamed to say that in the almost four years since, we've taught him nothing but an American-style "hello." However, I have no aptitude for teaching, and furthermore, the literature on the subject states that unless the bird is between three and (I believe) eight months, he can't be taught much. (And during that time, by the way, should have his cage covered or darkened while you're trying, as with canaries).I'd suggest that if your son does get to Bangkok, he might go to the wild animal dealers – mainly Chinese – who occupy a block along the canal bank on Plern Chitr Road. They have all sorts of wonderful things for sale there, such as gibbons, mynahs, and so on, and I've seen very young birds for sale there – some so young that they're still being fed with the equivalent of a medicine dropper…Well, I hadn't meant to launch into such detail, but as you see, I lost my head. Thank you again, and I hope you get a nice specimen. Ours is a real comfort. Sincerely, S. J. Perelman""7 August '53Dear Louis,You once expressed interest, for some reason that now escapes me, in a piece I did years ago for a magazine called University on my alma mater, Brown University. At that time, I was unable to put my hands on it, but cleaning out some detritus the other day, in my detritus room, I ran across the enclosed tear sheet. I can't imagine how you'd possibly be interested in even reading it today, but here it is anyway. Would you be good enough, when finished with it, to return it to me? My grand-children may conceivably want it for purposes of blackmail.This is also to tell you that an extra ordinary Liggett menu you once sent me, which contained a prose poem called "The Romance of a Chocolate Ice-Cream Soda" and was perhaps the most sickening panegyric ever committed to paper, has finally borne fruit. I recently did a piece for The New Yorker based on it, the title of which is "Genuflection in the Sun," and in the normal schedule, it should be appearing within the next four to six weeks. I am, as always, obliged to you.Jack Goodman's secretary, Marybob, gave me your address as the Ruxton, and Decca Records as an alternative. I am enchanted to hear that a great soul-less corporation like that has finally had the good sense to entrust some of its words to a man who knows about them.As George Orwell once remarked, using it as the title of a book I've never been able to find, keep the aspidistra flying. Yours, Sid""August 10, 1953Dear Sir,Thank you for remembering my antediluvian request. And thank you, moreover, for doing something about it. I must add, with characteristic ungraciousness, that your pristine pages arrived a little late. I wanted them for a project (selig) which may be revived but which, at the moment is held – to use a perelmanism – in abeyance, second class. Nevertheless, I've had the piece copied for possible future use, and here it is intact without a typographical correction. I'm doing even better than that; I'm also enclosing a photostatic copy which you can put in your strong box along with the deed for the property in Bucks County. Someday, when you can locate a postcard, you might tell me the date of the opus.I'm happy that my Liggett romance is going to blossom in The New Yorker. My lawyer will call on your lawyer in the hopes of effecting a settlement out of court.If you are ever in the neighborhood of Alt Wein, reestablished on West 72nd Street, ask for me in the nearest kaffeehaus. An undercover busboy will put you in touch with me.Ever this, Louis UntermeyerP.S. Don't ask me what I do here at Decca. My daily fear is that, someday, one of the stockholders will ask that question."See American National Biography, volume 17, pp., 325-327

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        The True Voice of Feeling: Studies in English Romantic Poetry

      New York: Pantheon Books, 1953. Near Fine. First American edition. Slight wrinkling to the cloth on the front board, else near fine, without dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to American poet Edward Dahlberg: "for Edward whose true voice is not in doubt. Herbert 24/X/54."

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        The Illustrated London News. Coronation Number of Queen Elizabeth II: With 16 color plates, 594 Portraits and Illustrations in Photogravure; Together with Articles dealing with every aspect of Coronation of Our Gracious Queen, the Story of her Life, and that of her Consort, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.

      The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd. 1953 - 68 pp. Frontis., 15 color plates, numerous black and white illustrations throughout, library stamp. Blue paper wrappers, extrimities faded, call number inscribed in white pen on spine and left upper part of front cover, lower part of back cover slightly chipped, otherwise fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        China Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical with some Account of Ava and the Burmese, Siam, and Anan

      London , 1953. Paperback. UsedGood. China Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical with some Account of Ava and the Burmese, Siam, and Anan Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Madeline's Rescue.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First edition of the second book in the Madeline series, which went on to win the Caldecott Medal. Thin quarto, original cloth. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Rare and desirable signed. It took Ludwig Bemelmans years to think of Madeline's next adventure after the 1939 original Madeline, but he did it, and the result was Madeline's Rescue, winner of the 1954 Caldecott Medal.

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        Correspondance avec sa mère 1887-1905

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies on Japan, head print.Very nice copy at all margins. Plon Paris 1953 14x21,5cm broché

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        The Dawning Light

      Gnome Press, Hicksville, NY 1953 - First Printing of the stated First Edition. Publisher's original binding and dust jacket, octavo, 191pp. Gnome Press File Copy: Signed "Gnome Press/ File Copy/ Martin Greenberg" on the front pastedown and "Robert Silverberg" on the title page. Interior page margins toned, else book in fine condition; and in fine dust jacket, with a hint of soiling. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Judy Jo's Magic Island , SIGNED , STATED 1ST EDITION IN COLOR DUSTJACKET, Summer Adventures of a Favorite Heroine TRIP TO BOSTON, includes CornRoast,

      Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1953. HBDJ, 1953, 1ST EDITION, Stated 1st Printing, NF/VG, Cloth hardcover Near fine condition in a very good dustjacket in a new Brodart mylar dustjacket protector ,.Clean, tight and unmarked text with light PAGE Toning Due to Age. 121 PGS ,Includes CornRoast, Strawberry Festival & Warm Sunny ,Beach. Little Green Isle O? Pines could be reached Only By A Sandy Road from the Mainland at Low Tide. ONCE WHEN GRANDPA WAS A LITTLE BOY. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Mabel Betsy Hill.

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      22 December 1953, London - One-page letter on both sides of Faber & Faber stationery SIGNED by the poet. Addressed to Anne Munro-Kerr of London's League of Dramatists. In part: "I am not quite clear, I am afraid, as to how we have been dealing with productions of my plays in the French translation, outside of France itself--that is to say, in Brussels and Geneva. I excepted France in my arrangements with you for the reason that Monsieur Henri Fluchere, the translator, who had taken the whole initiative in getting the successful production of MEURTRE DANS LA CATHEDRALE in 1945, likes to deal with these matters himself, as he has theatrical connections and also considerable financial interest in the success of my plays in his translation, he has seemed wholly competent to do so. He would like, however, to make his responsibility inclusive--that is to say, have the four plays that he has translated whenever they are produced in French . and I am prepared to sign an agreement to that effect. This will not, of course, have any retroactive value for any of the productions previously in Brussels or Geneva that have been arraigned by yourselves." The letter is 6-1/2" x 7-1/2" and is double-matted with a portrait and framed to an overall size of 18-1/2" x 14-1/2". Fluchere was a prominent literary critic and translator, best known for his studies of Shakespeare, who served as Eliot's primary French translator. In addition to his plays, Fluchere translated several of Eliot's poems and critical essays; the collaboration was mutually beneficial, with Eliot contributing the foreword to the English version of Fluchere's 1956 scholarly work SHAKESPEARE AND THE ELIZABETHIANS. This letter, in particular, refers to the translation of MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL, which was first performed in 1935. A fabulous letter revealing the worldwide appeal of Eliot's acclaimed literary work. Central vertical and horizontal folds with staple holes to one upper corner. Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        MR. PYE.

      - With drawings by the author. Pp. [iv]+278, 31 pictorial headpieces; boards faintly soiled, edges lightly rubbed, the spine a trifle faded; dust wrapper, worn and lightly soiled, edges chipped and torn, the front panel detached at backstrip fold; edges of leaves slightly foxed; William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1953. First edition. *Inscribed and signed by Peake on the upper free endpaper 'With best wishes/ For Brian/ from/ Mervyn Peake/ 1958'. As a child during the 1950s, the recipient lived near the Peakes, and was a friend of their daughter, Clare. Mervyn Peake inscribed the book for Brian during one of his visits to the Peake family home. Interestingly, in view of Peake's long illness - eventually diagnosed as Parkinson\rquote s disease - Brian remembers being asked to behave quietly 'so as not to disturb him' during those visits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      The University Press, 1953. INGLESE 0,31 Collana diretta da D.S.Robertson, F.E.Adcock e R.Hackforth, in inglese con parti di testo in greco, lieve ingiallimento delle pagine che rimangono comunque in buonissimo stato di conservazione, rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela azzurra, con titoli d'oro al dorso, con dissolvenze e minime tracce d'uso, sovraccoperta ingiallita, con strappi e mancanze ai bordi USATO

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        The Deep Sleep

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. 8vo. 312 pp. Very Good, Grey Cloth, Dust Jacket with sun-fading, rubbing, & edge wear; minor stains on edges of text block; shelf wear. Signed by author on FFEP. First Edition.

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        More Than Human

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1953. First Edition, First Printing [stated] . Hardcover. Fine Book/Near Fine Dustjacket. 233 Pp. Black Cloth Spine Stamped In White; Red Boards. Book Is Fine, No Wear, No Names Or Marks Or Stains. Dj Bright, Clean, Unfaded [Bright Red Design On Front Panel], Not Price Clipped, Touch Of Rubbing At Corners And Spine. An Exceptional Copy. International Fantasy Award Winner 1954, And One Of Pringle's 100 Best Sf Novels.

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        THE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS [Signed]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Presentation Edition. Octavo; VG; No jacket, covered by mylar brodart; Red Cloth boards and spine with silver lettering; Some minor shelf wear to edges, Binding strong; Text block slightly toned; Marks from paper clip on first few pages. Limited edition, SIGNED and NUMBERED 14 by Lindbergh. Also includes a business card from Charles Scribner with hand-written note: "I thought you might like to have one of these copies, Charlie" 561 pages. Shelved in case 9. Dupont.

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        The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches

      Blue Heron Press, NY 1953 - 265pp. Spine shows just a touch of sunning with some slight dulling to the gilt, else a very good copy in publisher's cloth backed patterned boards with just the lightest wear to the extremities. Signed by Du Bois on a publisher's bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. A nicer than usually encountered copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verve. Vol. VII. Nos. 27 & 28.

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve, 1953.(). 4to. Paper covered boards. Text in French. Minor wear to spine ends soiling to cover. Cover by Braque in good condition. Lacking the lithos after Chagall, Léger and Miró, but with the lithos by Mourlot after Braque, Matisse, Laurens, Giacometti, Borès and Gromaire.

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        [Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1953. First Printing of this landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xxx,841[1]pp, with numerous charts, graphs, tables, and figures in the text. Publisher's maroon cloth, upper cover blocked in black and navy blue, spine stamped in gilt, yellow typographic dust jacket printed in black and priced $8.00 on rear flap. A stunning, virtually pristine example, in a vibrant, unfaded jacket. Garrison-Morton 7038. Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based their study on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data were analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity, and Kinsey and his colleagues considered how such factors as age, social-economic status, and religious adherence influenced sexual behavior. The evidence suggested that women were less sexually active than men, but many of the study's other conclusions were immediately controversial, causing shock and outrage, both because they challenged conventional beliefs about sexuality and because they discussed subjects considered taboo. The Kinsey Reports together (this one was preceded by Sexual Behavior in the Human Male) sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated into thirteen languages, making them among the most successful and influential scientific books of the twentieth century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine / Fine.

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        Antlitz der Kinder

      Zurich: Rosellina or Werner Bischof, c.1953-1960. Some photos detached from their pages, light wear; envelope lightly worn.. Unbound square octavo. Housed in original blue envelope with handwritten title in an unknown hand. Unique prototype for a planned, but unrealized book on the face of childhood. 88 pages, numbered, with thirty-seven gelatin silver prints mounted to sheets beginning at page 25. The first section consists entirely of lovely childlike pencil drawings, probably by Mrs. Bischof; the drawings continue interspersed with the photographs as the maquette unfolds. Some images later appeared in Bischof's posthumous book, Kinder, but in a wholly different format. It is not known definitively if Bischof had a hand in this maquette; more likely it was assembled by his wife, Rosellina, from existing prints, after Bischof's death. Werner Bischof was the first photographer invited to join Magnum alongside its founding members in 1949. Known for his documentation of poor children around the world during and in the aftermath of WWII, Bischof died in 1954 when his car careened off a mountainside in the Andes. Only nine days later, Magnum cofounder Robert Capa was killed in Indochina.

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        Head of the Bay; Sketches and Pictures of Blue Hill, Maine 1762-1952

      Shoreacre Press for Congregational Church of Blue Hill(1953). Oblong 4to. 52pp. Pictorial cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on contents page. Very light shelfwear and partial fade to rear board, contents are clean and sound. A very good copy. A very logical and practical presentation of the history of Blue Hill, Maine. Illustrted throughout.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hard Cover. Jacket: No Jacket

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        The Ascent of Everest. (SIGNED twice By TENZING)

      First Edition. Hardback., 1953. 8vo. pp xx, 300. Frontis and 7 colour plates, 48 black & white. 25 text illustrations, 3 maps, figures and tables. Signed on the front endpaper Good Wishes Tenzing Jan 21 / 54. Also the photographic frontispiece is also signed by Tenzing. Original publisher's blue cloth lettered gilt at the spine which is showing a little wear and light fading to the edges. Slight foxing and offsetting to endpapers, page edges dusty and in Good dustwrapper showing some wear chipping, toning and rubbing to edges. Also with headed note paper from the Sherpa Hospital Appeal Committee SIGNED by E.P. Hillary. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve. 10672. Contemporary flat signed Tezning copies of the book Are exceedingly rare. 10672

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        Mexican Indians, Spaniards and Priests.

      Ventura, Calif., ca. 1953.(). Pastel and gold drawing. 19.5 x 28.5 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Annotated and authenticated by Tony Sheets, the artist's son in 2003. Mural design for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ventura, California. On board. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 148.

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        [Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Printing of this landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xxx,841[1]pp, with numerous charts, graphs, tables, and figures in the text. Publisher's maroon cloth, upper cover blocked in black and navy blue, spine stamped in gilt, yellow typographic dust jacket printed in black and priced $8.00 on rear flap. A stunning, virtually pristine example, in a vibrant, unfaded jacket. Garrison-Morton 7038. Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based their study on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data were analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity, and Kinsey and his colleagues considered how such factors as age, social-economic status, and religious adherence influenced sexual behavior. The evidence suggested that women were less sexually active than men, but many of the study's other conclusions were immediately controversial, causing shock and outrage, both because they challenged conventional beliefs about sexuality and because they discussed subjects considered taboo. The Kinsey Reports together (this one was preceded by Sexual Behavior in the Human Male) sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated into thirteen languages, making them among the most successful and influential scientific books of the twentieth century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        De taal der dieren. (Gesigneerd)

      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).l Met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht op het eerste blad: 'Voor Hugo [Claus] & 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.

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        Fantastic Magazine - Vol 1 No 4

      Strato, 1953. Magazine. Used; Acceptable. Magazine; English language; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Typed letter signed, to Whit Burnett, Erlenbach-Zurich, Oct. 24, 1953. One page

      1953. To the editor of "Story" magazine (where Mann had been frequently published, since its inception) and numous anthologies. "I was very interested to learn about your plan of a television series based upon the work and the authors in "The World's Best" and I am quite willing to cooperate in this series. As for the story most suitable for this purpose I am looking forward to your suggestions."

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books(1953). 1st edition/1st printing, 1953 1st edition. From the collection of famous sci-fi book collector(s) Robert and Diane Yaspan. Signed and Inscribed by the author in red felt-tip pen on a large piece of white paper that is NOT a bookplate (instead a piece of letter-sized stationery trimmed to fit) pasted on the book's front pastedown: 'Mar - 1974 For Robert Yaspan - This copy of the regular trade edition of "451" signed by Ray Bradbury.' Mr. Bradbury was of course differentiati ng between the 1st hardback trade edition owned by Mr. Yaspen vs. the asbestos-covered limited edition issued at the same time. The book is bound in red cloth with yellow printing (Curry binding D, no priority). Straight, clean, tight book with no soiling and no handwriting other than the author's in it, with crisp, clean pages, and with just a mere touch of shelfwear to spine ends/corners and 2 small 'very' slightly darkened cloth areas at the bottom edge of the boards. The price intact ($2.50) dustjacket is clean and crisp with some of the usual fading of the red '451' on the spine (though still quite legible), and with some small, shallow edge chips and tears along its edges, primarily at spine ends, upper back edge and flap fold ends, none affecting any dustjacket lettering or the design (less than it looks like in our photos; there's some flash glare from the DJ protector). The dustjacket is entirely original - no restoration. It is now protected by a clear, removable dustjacket cover. The book is housed in a custom red cloth slipcase dating to the Yaspans in the 1970s that is in excellent condition. Very handsome presentation, and excellent provenance! Made into a very good movie in 1966 by Francois Truffaut, starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner.This book is what really made Mr. Bradbury into a household name.; Signed by Author, 10, 20, 24, NF/VG+

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        Kreidezeichnung der Stadt Stühlingen / Motiv von der Hallauerstraße aus gesehen. Mit dem Adlerrang und dem Wahrzeichen Schloß Hohenlupfen. Format 20 x 32 cm. // Passepartout 35 x 49 cm. Unleserlich signiert und datiert auf der Zeichnung.

      Stühlingen,, Stühlingen, 1953 - 35 x 49 cm. 1 Blatt hinter Passepartout. ISBN: Keine. Kartoniert / Soft cover. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Zeichnung sehr frisch / Passepartout angerändert. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! Stühlingen ist eine Kleinstadt im Landkreis Waldshut im Süden Baden-Württembergs an der Grenze zwischen Deutschland und der Schweiz. De Luftkurort Stüèlingè lit a de Wuete am Südrand vum Schwarzwald uff ere Höchi vu 449 bis 601 Meter. diräkt a de Grenz zu de Schwyz (Gmeind Schlaate). R1B3. (His). Jpg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Epoca - Anno IV nn. 117 - 121 - 122 - 123 - 124 - 125 - 129 - 132 del 1953 Settimanale politico di grande informazione

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE. ITALIANO 2 Otto fascicoli dell' anno 1953. Copertine illustrate. Pagine in buono stato, ricche di fotografie in nero, nel testo e fuori. USATO

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        Tornado Damage Snapshot Albums

      Holden, Massachusetts: N.p., 1953. Two of the photographs loose in the album, otherwise near fine. Among the 93 photographs, the albums contain three duplicate prints, and seven images of an unrelated school ceremony.. Possibly unique photo albums. Small oblong octavos, comb-bound. A collection of seven original "Super Pak Snaps" photo albums, each measuring 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches, containing a total of 93 black and white, deckle-edged black and white snapshots, bound directly to the plastic comb. An ink-stamped text, found in two of the albums, identifies the contents as "Tornado Damage / Holden, Mass. / June 9, 1953". (A third album lists Worcester, Mass.) The images document the damage of what was one of the deadliest tornados in US history; 94 died, over a thousand were injured, and at least 4000 buildings were destroyed. Though apparently amateur snapshots, the photographs provide an overall typology of destruction and disaster; insurance claim adjustor meets Ed Ruscha.

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        Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften] The Man without Qualities : Volume 1: A Sort of Introduction / The Like of it Now Happens (I); Volume 2: The Like of it Now Happens (II); Volume Three: Into the Millennium (The Criminals)

      Secker & Warburg [through 1960], London 1953 - Translated from the German and with a foreword by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. Tall 8vo: xxxv,[1],365,[3]; vii,[1],454; xi,[3],445,[1]pp. Uniformly bound in publisher's forest green cloth, spines stamped in gilt within brown title blocks, blue (vol. I) and beige (vols. II-III) leather-effect dust jackets printed in green and black and priced, respectively, 25s, 25s, and 35s. About Fine, bindings square, tight and secure; pages crisp and clean, marred only by dust-soiled and spotted top edges. Jackets of vols. I and III Near Fine or better, without chips or tears, spine panels (as often) lightly browned but type crisp with no loss of color; volume II jacket about Near Fine, spine panel moderately browned, front and back panels lightly spotted. Withal, an unusually well preserved set, and scarce thus. First English-language edition of Musil's unfinished literary landmark, set in early 20th-century Vienna (the fourth volume, Into the millennium [The criminals] II, unfinished at Musil's death, was not published in English until 1996). "To call Robert Musil's novel Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften a monumental work may well be an understatement. . . . [T]he novel has become Musil's magnum opus, establishing the author as one of the great observers of Central European life in the first half of the twentieth century, and providing a landmark of modernist storytelling that will stand alongside other great novels of Modernism, such as Joyce's Ulysses and Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu . . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "AMAZING STORIES / AMAZING SCIENCE FICTION STORIES" COMPLETE 205 DIGEST ISSUE SET: April/May 1953 (Vol 27 # 04) to February 1979 (Vol 52 # 02)

      Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company / Flushing, NY: Ultimate Publishing Co. 1st Editions 1953 to 1979 ----------science fiction pulp magazines, digest size. Offered here is the UNBROKEN COMPLETE RUN of 205 consecutive volumes, from the issue it changed from a pulp-size magazine to digest size: April/May 1953 (Vol 27 # 04) to February 1979 (Vol 52 # 02), 26 years. Over this period it was variously titled Amazing Stories, Amazing Science Fiction, and Amazing Science Fiction Stories. The editors were Howard Browne, Paul W. Fairman, Cele Goldsmith/Lalli, Joseph Ross, Harry Harrison, Barry N. Malzberg, Ted White, and Omar Gohagen (Elinor Mavor). The magazine included many stories by Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, John Jakes, Robert Silverberg, Milton Lesser, Henry Slesar, Randall Garrett and a host of others. Amongst the highlights were Roger Zelazny's 1st story Passion Play, and Marion Zimmer Bradley's 1st Darkover tale The Planet Savers. 2 issues have taping to spine extremities, a handful have some spine damage, there is some cover creasing, rubbing and small tears, condition ranges from good to almost as new, with most being at least VG+. 2 later issues (August 1979 and July 1981) are also included, making the total offering 207 volumes. This heavy set (about 60 lbs, 27 kilos) will require additional shipping charges for an order outside the USA or Canada.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Note: our prices on Biblio are the LOWEST of any of the sites on which we list our books.

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      Grove Press 1953 - The first US edition of Beckett's novel Watt, one of 100 specially-numbered copies, this copy being #8. Inscribed on flyleaf "Barney Rosset/Grove Press Publisher's Copy," and stamped on the front and back endpapers "LIBRARY COPY DO NOT REMOVE GROVE PRESS." The volume is in excellent condition, does not appear to have been opened except to inscribe, number and stamp it. A fine association copy and a worthy addition to any Beckett collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Augie March.

      The Viking Press, New York 1953 - First edition of Bellow's first National Book Award winning novel. Octavo, original cloth, salmon topstain. Signed by Saul Bellow on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket. The Adventures of Augie March comes on stage with one of literature's most famous opening lines. "I am an American, Chicago born, and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted." Bellow quickly found a receptive audience for his new energetic style. The critic Irving Howe took note of Bellow's "free style" manner, calling it "the first major new style in American prose fiction since those of Hemingway and Faulkner." This novel went on to win the National Book Award for 1954. Both Time magazine and the Modern Library Board named it one of the hundred best novels in the English language. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      RIZZOLI, 1953. ITALIANO 0,45 Testo con 38 disegni dell'autore; presente timbro al frontespizio. Pagine parzialmente scollate, leggibili, fruibili. Copertina distaccata dal libro, in carta. Presente remoto prezzo di vendita alla quarta. USATO

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        Voltaire's correspondence.

      Genève, Institut et musée Voltaire, Les Délices, 1953-1965 - 107 vol. in-8 br. regroupant 18162 lettres de Voltaire. Le vol. C est une bibliographie de la liste des correspondances des manuscrits cités dans les notes. Les 7 derniers volumes correspondent à l'index général. [JOINT du même auteur] : Travaux sur Voltaire et le Dix-Huitième Siècle, 2 vol. in-8 br., Les Délices, 1955-1956, 224, 318pp., ex. enrichi de 6 cartes postales représentant l'Institut et Musée Voltaire à Genève et d'un ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE SIGNE de Th. Besterman à Mr ****. / 107 vol. in-8, softcover, 18162 letters from Voltaire's correspondence. Vol. C is a bibliography of the correspondence list of manuscripts quoted in the notes. The 7 last vol. are general index. [JOIN from the same writer] : Travaux sur Voltaire et le Dix-Huitième Siècle, 2 vol. in-8, softcover, Les Délices, 1955-1956, 224, 318pp. Autograph signed by Th. Besterman to Mr ****. Included 6 postcards representing the Institute and Voltaire Museum in Geneva. Qqs couv piquées, très bon état d'ensemble / Some foxing on cover, good condition. Rarissime collection complète. P. Guillaud-Brandon explique dans une plaquette que nous joignons à cet exceptionnel ensemble, le travail monumental et ruineux fourni par Th. Besterman pour arriver à rassembler dans cette belle collection la grande partie de la correspondance de Voltaire de son vivant. "M. Besterman s'est efforcé de servir l'érudit sans incommoder le plaisir du simple lecteur. Les notes indispensables sont donc présentées sous quatre rubriques, manuscrits, éditions, textes, commentaires. Chaque volume contient une table chronologique des lettres, une table des noms des correspondants, un index des abréviations bibliographiques, une clef des pseudonymes et des surnoms utilisés dans la correspondance, une table de concordance avec l'édition Moland." / Rare complete collection. P. Guillaud-Brandon explains in a reprint book that we add to this exceptional ensemble the monumental and ruinous work provided by Th. Besterman in order to arrive at collecting in this beautiful collection the great part of Voltaire's correspondence during his lifetime. "Mr. Besterman has endeavored to serve the scholar without disturbing the reader's pleasure, so the essential notes are presented under four headings, manuscripts, editions, texts, commentaries, and each volume contains a chronological table of letters, the names of correspondents, an index of bibliographic abbreviations, a key of pseudonyms and nicknames used in correspondence, a table of concordance with the edition Moland. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing with D-C letter code. Near Fine with toning to edges, light wear at spine ends, toningt to pages. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with publisher's price intact, light edge wear with several short closed edge tears, a bit of toning and a small indent to the rear panel corresponding to an indent on the rear board. A much nicer than average copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        BAD BOY

      Lion Books, [1953]., New York - First edition. PBO, Lion 149. Top corners of four interior pages neatly smoothed, else a fine, bright copy in color pictorial wrappers with the yellow edge-staining bright and even, and no trace of tanning to the pages. The fifth of Thompson's paperback original novels, a compulsively readable piece of self-mythology which takes the reader on a ride through Thompson's life growing up in the seedy underbelly of the American West. "Burlesque hawker, drunk, bootlegger - drifter, bellhop, gambler, steeplejack, oil hand, and two-fisted brawler - all before he was old enough to vote" (from rear wrapper). Dust jacket art by Mort Kunstler. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Go Tell It On the Mountain

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1953 - Rare first edition signed and inscribed by James Baldwin. First edition, first printing of the author's first book, signed and inscribed at or close to publication (based on his signature and handwriting): "Mama from Rizzy from Jimmy August 31st!" Author's landmark and influential first book, concerning the awakening (spiritual and otherwise) of a young Black man in New York's Harlem. Bound in the original red cloth stamped in gilt, top edge blue (slight hints of fading and wear to cloth; discoloration and some indentation from and old paperslip affecting first twenty-four pages, slight bumping to corners). Includes a fine copy of a facsimile jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Bianco e Nero Anno XIV n. 2 - Febbraio 1953 Rassegna mensile di studi cinematografici

      Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Edizioni dell' Ateneo, 1953. ITALIANO 0,21 Volume parzialmente intonso. Brossura in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina brunita. Pagine in buono stato con leggere bruniture, anche ai tagli. Numerose fotografie in nero, fuori testo e illustrazioni nel testo. Nel sommario, tra i vari articoli, troviamo: Il documentario, di Mario verdone e L' estetica del Cinerama, di Herman G. Weinberg. USATO

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        Nine Stories

      Little Brown and Company, 1953. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Book Condition: Near Fine, light shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, tears, chipping, sunning. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      Scribner's, New York 1953 - 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. 8vo. 562pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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