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        The Stronghold. An Account of the Four Seasons in the White Mountains of Crete. With Photographs by Diane Bath. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

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

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

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

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        Odes anacréontiques. Traduction de Leconte de Lisle. Lithographies originales de André Derain

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

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        Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry. A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Invisible Man

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

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        Unidad Obrera en Torno al Programa de Ruiz Cortines

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Don de la ebriedad.

      - Madrid, Rialp, Colecc. Adonais nº CII, 1953. 15x11 cm. 63 p. Rústica, solapas. Rasgadura en zona inferior lomera, sin pérdida. Buen estado. Primera edición.

      [Bookseller: Libros El Trovador]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books 1953 - SIGNED limited, asbestos-bound state. Limited to 200 signed and numbered copies bound in John-Manville quinterra, an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Leftover tape marks on spine ends, some soiling on covers, and fading of spine. This copy is number "39." Comes in a custom-made foldout case. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      New York: Scribner, 1953. First. hardcover. fine. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 blue morocco with marbled boards, striking star pattern on spine. New York: Charles Scribner, 1953. First Edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Sartre: Romantic Rationalist (First UK Edition, signed)

      Cambridge: Bowes and Bowes, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Attractive bookplate to the front pastedown jacket is lightly worn at the spine ends and corners, with a lightly toned spine panel, some rubbing along the hinge folds, with a single cellotape repair to the verso. Overall, an attractive copy of the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        USLTA Official Tennis Championships Programs - 1953 Edition

      United States Lawn Tennis Association, 1953. First edition. 22 official programs of various USLTA Tennis Championships for the entire 1953 season, complete as published. Bound in green buckram with gilt tiles. USLTA officer S. Ellsworth Davenport, Jr.'s copy, with his name embossed on cover. 22 programs for matches at various US locations from June 7 - Aug 29, 1953. Each program is approx. 30 pages, profusely illustrated with b/w photos, plus a full color cover, vintage ads. All programs near fine in very good cloth covered boards, 9" x 12". . 1st. Hard. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Folio.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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      Jonathan Cape. London. 1953. Second impression, published the same year as the first edition. 8vo. Black cloth with red heart to front board and red lettering on spine. Neat ink stamp from the Famous Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris on the blank front free endpaper and a few very minor spots to a few pages but overall a very good, bright, tight copy in a later edition colour dustwrapper, showing Pat Marriott's card design. The list of Fleming Books and reviews on the rear panel finish with Goldfinger and the inside rear flap carries a description, but no reviews, of For Your eyes only. Jon Gilbert's bibliography dates the wrapper to January 1960. A little creased and with one small closed tear,without loss, to the bottom of tghe rear panel this is a very good book in a very good, but later, dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        USLTA Official Tennis Championships Programs - 1953 Edition.

      United States Lawn Tennis Association 1953 - First edition. 22 official programs of various USLTA Tennis Championships for the entire 1953 season, complete as published. Bound in green buckram with gilt tiles. USLTA officer S. Ellsworth Davenport, Jr.'s copy, with his name embossed on cover. 22 programs for matches at various US locations from June 7 - Aug 29, 1953. Each program is approx. 30 pages, profusely illustrated with b/w photos, plus a full color cover, vintage ads. All programs near fine in very good cloth covered boards, 9" x 12". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Front grill concept design

      1953. Watercolour and pastel on composition board. Signed, "Arbib '53". 17 x 23 1/4 inches. Framed. 25 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches. A striking frontal encounter with an innovative grill design This full-on, confrontational drawing of a new front grill by RIchard Arbib embodies the thrill of innovation that played such a large part of car design in the 1950's. During this rather euphoric period, cars became more open, colourful and "modernistic": curvilinear and sleek. In Arbib's picture, we come right up against a shield-like center piece that branches out to either side in a no nonsense, two level bumper and that threatens to knock us down, despite the genial, middle-aged driver. Elements of this front configuration appeared in many incarnations in subsequent years. Richard Arbib was a tireless industrial designer whose work ranged from watches to yachts, and included many lasting automotive innovations. Born in Gloversville, New York of Egyptian parentage, he attended Pratt. He worked on GM's exhibition at the 1939 World's Fair, and then various automotive, industrial and military designers (during the war) until he set up his own firm in New York in 1949. His work during the 1950's was especially important to the future as many of his dynamic and "space-age" designs were incorporated into production models of the late 50's, 60's and 70's. He also supplied illustrations to science fiction magazines and novels. Scharf, Richard H. Arbib 1917-1995 Visionary American Designer. 2006.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Prototype Sports Car Concept Art

      Boston: circa 1953. Tempera on paper. Initialled "R.S.W." Mounted circular label, lower right. 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches. Framed. 22 7/8 x 26 3/4 inches. Handsome 1950's sports car design All of our present information about this drawing comes from a label on the back of the piece, which indicates that it comes from the archives of the A.J. White Motor Vehicle Research Company - designers of exotic cars in the Boston, MA area. We have not discovered any further information about the A. J. White Research Company thus far, nor about the artist, R.S.W. of this particular drawing. There does not appear to be any connection to the great White truck manufacturer. The drawing itself is especially nice, its cool red sportscar positioned diagonally between two details in blue, in a way that makes it appear anxious to move.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Sports Car prototype

      Boston: circa 1953. Mixed media on paper. Mounted circular label lower right of the Motor Vehicle Research Company. 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Framed. 18 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. Drawn for A. J White's Motor Vehicle Research Company, which is said to have been a Boston based car designer of exotic cars in the 1950's, this handsome prototype embodies several features that were realized later, especially in recent racing cars. The gleaming prototype is extremely well drawn and seems to be happily flying through the air.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Assignment in Eternity ,Four Long Science Fiction Stories, includes "Gulf," "Elsewhen," "Lost Legacy," and Jerry Was a Man. Color DJ has Man in yellow Space Suit on Planet with Blue Rocketship

      Reading, PA Fantasy Press 1953 - HBDJ, 1953, stated 1st edition, Original Red Cloth lettered & Decorated on Spine in Gold Gilt, Cover light Rub, Wear, Interior nice tight Clean light Wear FoX, F-/NF, DJ slight rub, wear & tiny Chips & small mended tears Extremities, 256 pages, Light soil Back DJ, Tiny Tear Base DJ Spine ,Author born in Butler , Missouri in 1907 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Random House, NY 1953 - Title: THIS FEARFUL PARADISE/MAYSIE GREIG/FIRST PRNT/SUPER RARE Author: Maysie Greig Publisher/Copyright: Random House, NY 1952,1953 Edition: Stated First Printing Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing) The jacket is in really good condition and has no chips or tears, there is a price in a blue marker on the front endpaper that has slightly faded onto the next page, there are no other marks or writings in the book, book is very tight and sturdy. A good copy. Size: 7 ½ x 5 (approximately)Pages: 240 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback with dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: Stated First Printing. Good/Good+ condition. A nice copy. Random House, NY 1952,1953. Bermuda's coral reefs, beautiful and menacing, hold the keys to romance - and a thrilling mystery. Author of Date With Danger. There are no other copies of "This Fearful Paradise" to be found on the Internet for sale. This is a super rare copy that is priced right! No Reserve! N75 725 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: VIEWFAIR BOOKS]
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        Downbeat: The Contemporary Music Magazine. volumes 20#9-15; 21#1-12, 15-16, 18-19, 22; 22#3-5, 7-13, 15-26; 23#1-2, 4-8, 12-15, 17-20, 22, 24-25; 26#1-10, 12, 15-16, 18-26 (1953-1959)

      NY: Maher Publications, 1953-1959. an assortment of single issues: 20#9-15; 21#1-12, 15-16, 18-19, 22; 22#3-5, 7-13, 15-26; 23#1-2, 4-8, 12-15, 17-20, 22, 24-25; 26#1-10, 12, 15-16, 18-26 (1953-1959), original softcovers, some covers tattered, torn and/or detached, minor library handstamps, well illustrated, about good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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      Boston: Little, Brown, (1953). First Edition. Hardcover. Slight smudge to the very end of Roosevelt's signature. Near Fine in a close to Very Good dustwrapper. Autobiography by this journalist, close friend of Thomas Mann, who often found herself at odds with the Roosevelt administration. SIGNED by the author and interestingly by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front endpaper. About Mrs. Roosevelt, Meyer says in this book: "We were political enemies for the time being.... The thing that even Mrs. Roosevelt's most hostile critics cannot take away from her, is her womanly dignity, that quality of self-control which in more civilized days entitled a woman to be called a lady.... There is no woman whose advice I value more than that of Mrs. Roosevelt.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Road Lug. The Tire for Double Duty on and Off the Road! Good Year

      Good Year - [circa 1953]. () Very good. Original Poster. 42" X 27". Bright and crisp poster. Only slight creasing to edges with a couple of small closed tears- else in great condition. A great piece of oil ephemera. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. This large, bold poster depicts a large truck with good years tires. The truck is hauling metal pipe. The landscape visible surrounding the road ahead is scattered with four drilling rig towers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Water colour painting of the Construction of the Brevoort Apartments on Fifth Avenue in New York City

      New York: circa, 1953. Fine condition in attractive wood frame. Image size approximately 15 x 18 inches.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Arctic Bibliography Prepared for and in Cooperation with the Department of Defense Under the Direction of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume I- X

      Washington: Department of Defense 1953-191, 1st . (Hardcover) pagination varies. Very good, no dust jacket. 10 Volumes Octavo. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Folding key (regional) map at end of each volume. Standard bibliographical reference on the Arctic..

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        James Joyce: Trivial and Quadrivial

      New York: Fordham University Graduate School,, Spring 1953. Reprinted from Thought, Fordham University Quarterly, Vol. XXVIII, No. 108. Octavo. Original grey wrappers printed in black. Wrappers lightly rubbed and tanned, contents toned. An excellent copy. Offprint with the ownership inscription of poet and academic Ronald Bates to the upper wrapper and his pencilled notes to the contents.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      Scribner's 1953 - First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" printed on the copyright page. A magnificent copy authentically SIGNED by Charles Lindbergh. This special edition was limited to only 1000 copies printed. The book is in excellent condition bound in the ORIGINAL Red material from the publisher. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The book appears UNREAD. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy SIGNED by the author. Includes a beautiful acetate cover to protect the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      1953. Fine. FRIEDMAN, MILTON. ESSAYS IN POSITIVE ECONOMICS. [Chicago]: Univeristy of Chicago Press, (1953). 8vo. First Edition. Blue cloth. Dust jacket, front flap detached, small chips and nicks along the edges, and a 1.5 inch chip to the crown of the spine. Ownership signature of economist William R. Allen on flyleaf. Overall a just about a fine copy in the rare dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
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        Horn of the Hunter: The Story of an African Safari

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953. lightly edge worn, unclipped jacket with worn and creased spine extremities; two shallow, closed tears at the fold of the front spine on jacket; illustrated end papers, lightly aged at the gutters, else the textblock is immaculate and extremely tight; binding very clean, very lightly edge rubbed; 32pp. of b&w photographs; 315p.; please enquire for further details.. First Edition. Black Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good (in mylar). Illus. by B & W Plates, Drawings By Author. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        Les Gazettes D'Adrienne Monnier 1925 - 1945

      Paris: Rene Julliard,, 1953 Monnier, Adriènne. Les Gazettes D'Adrienne Monnier 1925 - 1945. Paris: Rene Julliard, 1953. Printed Wrappers. 8vo., 318pp. Inscribed First Edition. French text. Perfectly Inscribed on the half title, finely, in black ink: "pour les Temps Moderne / hommage de l'auteur / Adriènne Monier". The Paris literary Scene, from Adriènne Monnier (1892-1955) - bookseller, poet & publisher. Her famous bookshop, La Maison des Amis des Livres, was located on rue de l'odéon in Paris where she encouraged Sylvia Beach to open her own shop, the equally famous, Shakespeare and Company. The best & the brightest were her friends many of whom she published: Joyce, Hemingway, Eliot, & others. This issue features Rilke, Valéry, Colette, Claudel, & Joyce. Articles titled: Arrivé de Paul Robeson, Whitman chez Sylia Beach, L'Ulysses de Joyce et le public français, les américains à Paris. A near fine example, with much less darkening typical of the cheap paper edition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        In Cold Hell in Thicket

      Divers Press / Origin, Palma de Mallorca 1953 - A notable association copy of a major Olson collection. Olson and Shahn met as co-workers at the Office of War Information in WWII, where they collaborated on Olson's first published book, a pamphlet titled Spanish Speaking Americans in the War. In 1951, Olson invited Shahn onto the faculty of Black Mountain College, where Ben and Bernarda spent a summer teaching painting and graphic arts; among the Shahns' students were Robert Rauschenberg, Suzi Gablik and Francine du Plessix Gray (who quickly, perhaps wisely, switched to studying poetry with Olson). Small square octavo (21cm x 18cm). Issued as Origin 8. Original plain wrappers in patterned, printed dustjacket; unpaged [63pp]. Inscribed by Olson on front endpaper: "for Ben & Bernarda Shahn / with love / Charles Olson," undated. Dustwrapper and endpapers toned and foxed, else Very Good. "Charles Olson" hand-lettered on spine, probably in either Ben or Bernarda's hand. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Public is Never Wrong (Signed)

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1953). First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. 8vo. Deep blue cloth, yellow spine lettering. Trace of wear else a near fine copy. The dustwrapper is rubbed and creased but gives a very good appearance. It is not price-clipped. Inscribed by Zukor on the half-title: "To Bob Hope: Sincere appreciation for your kind cooperation and friendship. Adolph Zukor." Accompanied by a letter from the Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation certifying that this copy came from the Hope library.

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        The Ascent of Everest. Signed by 12 Everest climbers

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1953.. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. VG: in very good condition with rubbed dust jacket. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 300pp. Signed by John Hunt, George Band, Reinhold Messner, Peter Habeler, Doug Scott, Paul Braithwaite, Rebecca Stephens, Jim Curran, Tim McCartney-Snape, Pertemba Sherpa, Ehart Loretan, Tom Hornbein on title page.

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        Signed tribute to Steinway & Sons. New York: 1953

      New York, 1953 Yehudi Menuhin - Great Concert Violinist. Signed tribute to Steinway & Sons. [New York], July 1953. In 1953 Steinway celebrated its Centennial & Steinway artists from around the globe wrote congratulatory tributes which were sent to Theodore E. Steinway (1883-1957), piano technician, philatelist and son of Henry E. Steinway, piano technician & the founder of Steinway & Sons. One page ALS in purple ink on plain white letterhead: "A product of the highest tradition of skill and craftsmanship in London, Hamburg and in New York, the name Steinway stands for the designation of music the world over and has become a household object in thousands of homes. Yehudi Menuhin / July, 1953" In fine condition.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Montherlant").

      Paris, 16. VI. 1953. - 1 S. 4to. An den Lyriker und Essayisten Walter Grasspointer (1899-1963): "Vous m'avez fait demander l'autorisation de traduction et de représentation de Pasiphaë. En ce qui concerne la traduction, je serai obligé de vous demander, avant de pouvoir vous répondre, de vouloir bien m'envoyer cinq ou six pages de ce texte traduit par vous, comme ja fais toujours pour toutes les propositions de traductions qui me sont faites. Et cela est d'autant plus nécessaires ici que le texte de Pasiphaë est difficile [.]". - Stärker knittrig sowie mit einigen Randeinrissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        THE SILVER CHAIR with Illustrations by Pauline Baynes

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953. pp. 217, beautifully illustrated throughout with the black & white drawings of Pauline Baynes, map endpapers, navy blue cloth binding with silver spine title. Lacks the dust jacket, a couple of minor, very light spots to page edges, and a small chip to the top edge margin of the front free endpaper (map and frame not affected), otherwise an exceptionally fine, clean, square copy (no signatures, marks, foxing etc.; no fading or sunning to the navy covers). Unfortunately, the book was probably never read. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        The Shannon Rise: Tasmania's fishing miracle

      Launceston: Telegraph Publications. [1953]. First edition. 48pp, illustrated, including double-page aerial photograph at centre-fold. Original pictorial wrappers (panoramic photograph, tinted to green); a little rubbed at the extremities, the stapled beginning to rust. The top corner of the front wrapper and first four leaves with a diagonal crease, owner's name on title-page. A good+ copy of this scarce booklet. .

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      (BRAQUE, GEORGES) (DERRIERE LE MIROIR). Braque, Georges & Pierre Reverdy. DERRIERE LE MIROIR (DLM) NO. 36-37-38 MARS - AVRIL - MAI 1953: SUR QUATRE MURS - WITH LITHOGRAPHS AFTER GEORGES BRAQUE, JEAN BAZAINE, MARC CHAGALL, FERNAND LEGER, HENRI MATISSE & JEAN MIRO. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1951. Second Edition. Folio. Illustrated Wrappers. Art Periodical. Near Fine. np, 17 illustrations in color and b&w. Text in French. This is a monographic edition of Maeght's legendary periodical "Derriere Le Miroir" (featuring the great artists and writers of the 20th Century) is a tribute to the renowned Georges Braque. It contains color lithographs after Georges Braque, Jean Bazaine, Marc Chagall, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, and Joan Miro. A bright, most handsome example of the second edition of this uncommon item. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022335&

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