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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&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,. [1953]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (designed by Richard Powers) with a. touch of rubbing to spine ends and front corner tips and mild rubbing. along front flap fold. A bright, superior copy of this title.. (#126073). First edition. The author's second science fiction novel.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Ayude A Impedir Este Crimen

      Mexico City: Taller de Gráfica Popular, [1953]. One of several large, graphic broadsides issued in 1953-4 by the Mexico City radical artist's collective Taller de Gráfica Popular, protesting the death sentence of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. This image credited by Prignitz to the important Mexican printmaker, painter and muralist Francisco Mora. Mora's wife, with whom he frequently exhibited, was the American painter Elizabeth Catlett. A fragile and uncommon TGP work. PRIGNITZ 150. Original linocut, 60cm x 40.5cm (ca 24" x 16") on thin white stock. Mild wear to edges, with brief (1") loss at upper left, well away from image. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        7 Italian Railway literature Coloured Maps and Railway Literature

      Italy 1953 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Packed weight = 01.5 Kg. Essential that you look at the large image available on our website so you can see details of the items. The large blue book Principali Treni Viaggiatori 1956 is not included as this has been sold separately. 7 items average of only 6.50 each. The larger books are 1953 and no2 and no 8 are 1954. The orange booklet is 1940. The lovely little Siemens book is dated 1955 and contains many coloured maps including many town maps. Please see photographs for more information. Generally all are in very good condition overall. This is a heavy lot so please enquire about postage. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. To help our customers, we have split our books into 70 + categories. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1953]. cloth.. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with some mild rubbing. and wear to spine ends and corners, small closed tear at upper edge. of front panel, and closed tear at lower edge of rear panel at spine. fold. (#137057). First edition. Signed inscription by Heinlein on the title page. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Assignment in Eternity

      Reading Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1953. Copyright date 1953, Signed by the Author. First edition is limited to 3000 copies of which 500 are numbered and autographed this is number 240. Orange cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps nor is it price clipped. Large chip out of the head of the spine and on the top edge word the for edge, shelfwear to the edges are moderate dust jacket is now protected by clear cover. Text is bright and clean, with a tight binding. A very sought after collectible book.. Signed by Author. First Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Ric Binkley. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. [1953]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A nice copy. (#141020). First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein. This copy is inscribed by Heinlein to Orvil A. Fleming, Jr. whose bookplate is affixed to the front free endpaper. Collects "Gulf," "Elsewhen," "Lost Legacy," and "Jerry Was a Man."

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Assignment In Eternity

      Reading, Pennsylvania, USA: Fantasy Press, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover w/ jacket. Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Signed by the Author. Clean text. Unread. Light toning to the text edges, else fine. Lightest of bump to the top corner of the front board. Red cloth boards / spine, gold stamped spine lettering. Stated First Edition to the CP. Dustcover not price clipped. Small crease to the top corner of the dustcover front, small nick to the bottom edge, also to the dustcover front. New mylar cover. Beautiful copy with all 1st / 1st printing points of issue present. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Southern Books]
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        L'Année Automobile 1953-1954 No 1 Revue Internationale De L'Austomobile (Automobile Year No 1)

      Lausanne Switzerland : Edita S A, 1953. 226pp. FRENCH LANGUAGE. First edtion of the classic car series. Light rubbing to cover edges, slight curling to covers, 3 pinholes in back cover near top, 1 extends into last page and other 2 extend into last 5 leaves. Otherwise in very good condition. 1.1kg unpacked weight.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good+. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        The Catalans

      Harcourt, Brace, 1953. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good+/Good+. The volume is lightly shelf worn, spotted on the top edges, and lightly pushed at the spine ends. The edge rubbed and soiled dust jacket is uniformly clipped on all corners (price of $3.50 is intact), chipped at the spine ends and corners (greatest depth-3/16") and has a long 3" closed tear running close to the bottom front flap fold. The jacket is sleeved in mylar.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Robert Penn Warren SIGNED 'Brother to Dragons' First Edition

      Random House, 1953. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. (Literature) WARREN, Robert Penn. Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices. Random House, 1953. 8.25 x 5.75, hardcover, original jacket, stated First Printing. Signed and inscribed by Warren on the front free end page! Unique association copy as the book was inscribed to poet Donald Davidson, best known as a founding member of the Fugitives and the Southern Agarians, both of which Warren was also a member. Light toning. Occasional brown spots on end pages. Moderate edge wear on jacket. Good/Good.

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        Nine Stories

      Little, Brown and Company 1953 - FIRST EDITION of Salinger’s landmark first collection of stories, including the classics, “A Perfect Day for Bananafish”, “For Esmé with Love and Squalor”, and “The Laughing Man”. BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, 1953. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, bright dust jacket with some small chips at spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good original glassine with a very small chip at the head of the spine and a long closed tear at the rear. Red cloth with silver lettering and decorations. The special Presentation Edition of the First Edition of Lindbergh's SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS issued in an unstated limitation of 1000 copies. This is Copy #112 SIGNED in full by the author and is one of the lowest numbers in the limitation that we have come across. The limitation leaf has the small penciled name of Armitage Watkins with the notation "10 viii 53/gift of publisher.

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        American Literature and the American Language [Signed 2x] An Address Delivered at Washington University on June 9, 1953; With an Appendix: The Eliot Family and Saint Louis prepared by the Department of English

      Saint Louis, MO: Washington University, 1953. First edition. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original wrappers (showing the usual age toning around the wrapper edges as well as a slight bend line to the upper right corner of the front wrapper), SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT, AND SIGNED BY A. H. COMPTON, on the title page. [The Address was not separately printed in England and was first printed there -- 12 years after the herein offered first printing -- as a portion of Eliot's "To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings" (Faber and Faber, 1965).] Considered by many to be the 20th Century's most important English-language Poet, T. S. Eliot won the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry". Born in the United States, Eliot immigrated to England in 1914 and 13 years later became a naturalized British subject. Notwithstanding that he lived in England most of his adult life, of his Poetry Eliot stated: "I'd say that my poetry has obviously more in common with my distinguished contemporaries in America than with anything written in my generation in England. That I'm sure of. ... It wouldn't be what it is, and I imagine it wouldn't be so good; putting it as modestly as I can, it wouldn't be what it is if I'd been born in England, and it wouldn't be what it is if I'd stayed in America. It's a combination of things. But in its sources, in its emotional springs, it comes from America." The item here offered contains T. S. Eliot's 21 page address on American Literature and the American Language which he delivered on June 9, 1953 at Washington University in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Lewis begins his address by recalling his first appearance on a public platform before a large audience 48 years earlier when he delivered the valedictory Poem at the Smith Academy graduation exercises. (Smith Academy, as Eliot notes, was an offshoot of Washington University.) Eliot recalls that, after his poetry reading, one of his teachers complimented him on the Poem and advised him that his delivery was, however, quite bad. Continuing his Preamble, Eliot briefly states what it means to him to be in St. Louis, where he was born and reared, and to be speaking at Washington University which his grandfather served in its early days, showing them to be two places of great importance in his upbringing -- for it was in St. Louis that Eliot developed his love for letters. Indeed, in a 1930 letter to Marquis Childs of the St. Louis Dispatch, Eliot stated: "As I spent the first sixteen years of my life in St. Louis, it is self-evident that St. Louis affected me more deeply than any other environment has ever done.... And I feel that there is something in having passed one's childhood beside the big river, which is incommunicable to those people who have not....I consider myself fortunate to have been born here, rather than in Boston, or New York, or London." [See also pages 6 and 28-29 of the Appendix to the Address hereinafter noted.] In addition to Eliot's Address, the publication here offered contains an Appendix on the Eliot Family in Saint Louis which essentially extends Eliot's Preamble to his Address and shows the importance of St. Louis and Washington University in his critical and early formative years. As noted above, this scarce publication has been signed by T. S. Eliot and by A. H. Compton [Arthur Holly Compton]. At the time of the Address, Compton served as Washington University's Chancellor. Compton also won the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his discovery of the effect named after him". [The "Compton Effect", which Compton first noticed while teaching at Washington University, demonstrates that light cannot be explained purely as a wave phenomenon. Compton also led the Manhattan Project's Metallurgical Laboratory and oversaw Enrico Fermi's establishment of the world's first nuclear reactor.] The first printing of this important Address contained a mere 500 copies and, due to the publication's ephemeral nature, surviving copies available to the market are quite uncommon. Copies signed by T. S. Eliot are RARE, and this copy has the added distinction of associating two important Nobel Prize winners. A Very Good + copy of this a RARE T. S. Eliot item, SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT, WINNER OF THE 1948 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE, AND ALSO SIGNED BY ARTHUR HOLLY COMPTON, WINNER OF THE 1927 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS. A Rare copy of an important and scarce T. S. Eliot item, SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT AND BY A. H. COMPTON. QUITE RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine, 1953. Hardcover. Good. Ballantine Books, New York 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1953 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Red cloth boards with yellow lettering. Signed by Ray Bradbury on an unattached bookplate. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Good, tight spine, shelf wear, pen marks at the foot of the pages,

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        L' ivrogne dans la brousse *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 5.1953. - Broché, couverture imprimée en noir et rouge. Traduction et note en préface de Raymond Queneau. Édition originale. L'un des 86 exemplaires de tête sur vélin pur fil lafuma-Navarre, icelui numéroté.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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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. Very Good -. (But Incomplete) 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 handsome example of the second edition of this uncommon item showing some light wear and creasing to the rear cover LACKING the single monochrome gravure plate by Pablo Picasso. It has been priced accordingly. 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: 022337&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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      (BAYER, HERBERT). Bayer, Herbert, Editor and Designer. WORLD GEOGRAPHIC ATLAS: A COMPOSITE OF MAN'S ENVIRONMENT. Chicago: The Container Corporation of America, 1953. First Edition. Folio. Gilt Embossed Burlap. Very Good/No Jacket - As Issued. 368pp, profusely illustrated in color. Foredge gilt. A classic example of twentieth century Modernist book design, the "World Geographic Atlas" was published by the Container Corporation of America in 1953 to commemorate their twenty-fifth anniversary. Issued hors commerce as a keepsake, this exquisite item was never made commercially available. Its graphs, charts and maps designed by CCA art director Herbert Bayer and his associates are still visually arresting over fifty years later. A handsome copy of this lovely book itself whose gilt foredge and cover debossing are still bright. The cream colored burlap covers show some very light soiling and discoloration, while the textblock and binding are tight and without any notable flaws. Its fragile, increasingly uncommon printed cardboard slipcase is present and intact, though scratched and heavily worn and abraded (especially along the extremities) with some attendant paper loss at the joints. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 016226&

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        "The War Situation", A Speech before the Parliament of England on 11th November 1942 By The Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill

      First edition, only printing. This extremely scarce wartime speech pamphlet was a limited edition of only 400 copies. Collectors take note: according to Churchill bibliographer Ronald Cohen, as early as 1953 noted Churchill collectors were already looking for copies and unable to find them. The pamphlet publishes Churchill\'s 11 November 1942 speech to Parliament discussing the War Situation, including the Battle of Egypt. This speech was subsequently included in The End of the Beginning under the title \"The War Situation\". The binding for this pamphlet is quite attractive, featuring pale blue-gray card wraps bound with cord and bearing a white title label on the front cover. This copy is in remarkable, nearly pristine, extraordinarily fine condition. The covers are clean and bright with virtually no wear. They would be flawless but for the slightest, barely visible hint of soiling to the right of the title block on the front cover. The contents are immaculate - crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. This is truly as good as will be found. Protected in a removable archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A177, Woods A89/I.

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        Cris *

      P. Seghers, Paris 14.12.1953. - Broché, couverture imprimée bicolore à rabats. Mystérieux nom à l'encre turquoise sur page de titre et trace d'ancienne étiquette sous la justification Ce premier livre de l'auteur, une égyptienne née en 1928, un recueil poétique puissant traversé d'images érotiques surréalistes. Édition originale. L'un des 20 exemplaires de tête lettrés sur Hollande, avant 110 Alfamarais.

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        The Growth and Fluctuation of the British Economy 1790-1850. An Historical, Statistical, and Theoretical Study of Britain's Economic Development, Volumes 1 & 2

      London: Oxford University Press, 1953. First editions. Octavo, original red cloth, 2 volumes. Both volumes are signed by the economist Anna Jacobson Schwartz. Volume 1 is near fine in a very good dust jacket. Volume 2 is near fine in a good dust jacket with a chip to the top right of the front panel. American economist Anna Schwartz's position at the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York City led her to be called by Paul Krugman, "one of the world's greatest monetary scholars" (Krugman, 2007), for which she is well-known for her collaboration project with Milton Friedman, A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960. In similar and successful manner, she collaborated with Walt Whitman Rostow for The Growth and Fluctuation of the British Economy 1790-1850. It is still highly regarded among economic scholars of the period.

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        The Boy from Oklahoma (Original screenplay, producer David Weisbart's bound copy)

      Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1953. Final Shooting script for the 1954 film Western, "The Boy from Oklahoma," directed by Michael Curtiz, written for the screen by Michael Fessier, Frank Davis, Winston Miller (though only Davis credited here), and starring Will Rogers, Jr., Wallace Ford, Nancy Olson, Lon Chaney, and Slim Pickens. Producer David Weisbart's bound presentation copy. & & A Western in the tradition of "Destry Rides Again," wherein a young lawyer sets up shop in an unruly town, and is drawn very much against his will into conflict when his old friend (Wallace Ford) is murdered. & & Red leather binding with gilt design and rule, with David Weisbart's name stamped at the bottom right corner of the front board. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Davis. 106 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/19/53 and 3/3/53. Pages and binding in Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        I Confess (Original Film Pressbook)

      Burbank: Warner Brothers, 1953. Original pressbook for the 1953 film, "I Confess," directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the play "Our Two Consciences" by Paul Anthelme. Written for the screen by George Tabori and William Archibald, and starring Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, and O.E. Hasse. After hearing the confession of a murderer (O.E. Hasse), a priest (Montgomery Clift) finds himself accused of the same crime and must choose between exonerating himself or keeping his vow. 23 pages, saddle stitched, 11 x 17 inches. Very Good plus condition, lacking ad supplement. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. A bit of separation at the spine ends and center (at the fold), with some light toning at the wrapper edges. "Underrated, meaningful Hitchcock concept film." Selby 185.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        SING OUT! Folk Music Magazines - 127 issues - 1953 to 2012

      NYC & Bethlehem, PA: Sing Out. first Editions. Pictorial Paper Covers. Very Good. SING OUT! Folk Music Magazine. Group of 127 different issues, beginning with January 1953 and ending with Autumn 2012. Most issues are 8.5" x 5.5", some larger, and all have their original pictorial covers. The editors of this magazine were not consistent in publishing quarterly, or bi-monthly, or occasionally, so we will list the issues present in this collection. Included are: 1953 (Jan, Oct, Dec); 1960 (Oct-Nov, Dec-Jan); 1961 (Feb-Mar, Summer, Oct-Nov, Dec-Jan); 1962 (Feb-Mar, Oct-Nov); 1963 (Feb-Mar, Apr-May, Summer, Oct-Nov, Dec-Jan); 1964 (Feb-Mar, Apr-May, July, Sept, Oct); 1965 (May, Nov); 1966 (Jan, Apr-May, Sept); 1967 (Feb-Mar, Apr-May, Oct-Nov); 1968 (Mar-Apr, June-July, Oct-Nov); 1969 (Feb-Mar, July-Aug, Sept-Oct, Winter); 1970 (Mar-Apr, June-July, Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec); 1971 (Jan-Feb, May-June, July-Aug, Sept-Oct); 1972 (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, Sept-Oct); 1973 (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-June, July-Aug, Sept-Oct); 1974 (Mar-Apr, Nov-Dec); 1977 (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-June, July-Aug, Sept-Oct); 1978 (May-June, July, Aug); 1979 (Sept-Oct); 1980 (Mar-Apr, July-Aug, Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec); 1983 (Apr-May, July-Aug); 1984 (Jan-Feb, Apr-May, Oct-Nov-Dec); 1985 (Apr-May, Oct-Nov-Dec); 1986 (Winter); 1987 (Spring, Fall, Winter); 1989 (Winter); 1990 (Spring, Summer, Fall); 1991 (Spring); 1992 (Aug-Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec-Jan); 1993 (May-June, Aug-Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec-Jan); 1994 (Feb-Mar-Apr, Aug-Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec-Jan); 1995 (Aug-Sept-Oct); 1997 (Feb-Mar-Apr); 1998 (Summer); 2001 (Summer); 2002 (Spring); 2003 (Fall, Winter); 2004 (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter); 2005 (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter); 2006 (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter); 2007 (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter); 2008 (Spring, Summer, Autumn); 2009 (Mar-Apr-May, Summer, Autumn-Winter); 2010 (Spring, Summer, Nov-Dec-Jan); 2011 (Spring, Summer, Autumn/Winter); 2012 (Autumn).

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        Neue Deutsche Biographie, Band 1 (A-Beh) bis Band 24 (Schw-Sta) sowie Gesamtregister auf CD-ROM (= alles bis 2013 erschienene), hrsg. von der Historischen Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften,

      Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1953-2010,. 4°, ca. 19.000 Seiten, zweispaltig gesetzt, im Band 24 noch ein aktualisiertes Gesamtregister der Allgemeinen Deutschen Biographie und der Neuen Deutschen Biographie auf CD-ROM, rote original Leineneinbände mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung (der Band 24 noch im original Pappschuber mit Rückenschild) bzw. Papp-Klappmappe mit der CD-ROM, schöne, saubere Exemplare, kaum Nutzungsspuren bei den frühen Bänden, die letzten Bände tadellos (rororeg) Das Werk ist auf 28 Bände angelegt, die bis 2020 vorliegen sollen. Wegen des hohen Gewichts ist ein Versand ins Ausland nur nach Absprache möglich.

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        Some Faces in the Crowd (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

      New York: Random House, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Schulberg to his top editor, Saxe Commins, in the year of publication on the verso of the half-title page: "For Saxe / Dear friend and guide through all these many years. Looking forward to many more fruitful hours and years of work together / Yours affectionately / Budd / April 17, 1953." Saxe Commins, along with Bennett Cerf of Random House, encouraged Schulberg to expand a series of short stories in Liberty magazine into a novel, which eventually became "What Makes Sammy Run?" Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. A bit of foxing to the edges of the boards; jacket is lightly rubbed and nicked at the corners, with a bit of the usual toning to the spine panel. The first story in this collection, "Your Arkansas Traveler," is the basis for Elia Kazan's under appreciated and brutal film noir, "A Face in the Crowd," starring Andy Griffith, Patricia O'Neal and Walter Matthau. Schulberg signed a lot of books after penning the screenplay to "On the Waterfront" in 1954, but inscriptions dated prior to that time are most uncommon. A powerful association between Schulberg and his first major editor, the man who literally introduced him to the limelight.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Poèmes de Fresnes. Lithographies originales de Edmond Heuzé. [Exemplaire avec suite et trois dessins originaux]

      Paris: Cercle Grolier, 1953. Livre. Illus. by Edmond Heuzé. Bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. limitée. In-4. Paris, Cercle Grolier, 1953. 28 x 23 cm, in-4, 1 f. (vie de l'auteur) - 1 f. cartonné muet - 87 pp. - 3 ff. n. ch., 29 lithographies originales en noir dans le texte dont le titre et 1 à pleine page, en feuilles sous couverture blanche à rabats imprimée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Première édition illustrée. Tirage unique à 200 exemplaires sur Lana, celui-ci n°2 nominatif (Jacques André), enrichi d'une des 15 SUITES sur Chine des 30 illustrations, présenté sous une chemise SIGNEE par Edmond Heuzé, ainsi que du MENU, illustré et SIGNE par le même et enfin de TROIS DESSINS ORIGINAUX SIGNES à la mine de plomb, qui sont des études préparatoires à l'illustration de ce livre directement composées sur des feuillets d'épreuves. Particulièrement rare avec la suite, le menu et les dessins, sans doute offerts en lots lors du repas. Des rousseurs, pour le reste très bon. (MONOD, 1898).

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        Oeuvres, 8 tomes (complet pour cette édition)

      1953. Albert Dubout. . Imprimerie Nationale, André Sauret éditeur Paris, 1953-1954 Couverture rempliée illustrée, in 4 (25 x 20 cm), 183 + 214 + 209 +217 + 209 + 228 +195 + 211 pages, 173 illustrations en couleurs, coloriées à la main par Maurice Beaufumé, d'après aquarelles de Albert Dubout. sous emboîtage bleu, dos avec fers et titre doré. Tirage limité à 5000 exemplaires : 500 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à CCCCC sur Grand Vergé d'Arches avec une suite en noir, 5000 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 5000 sur Vélin d'Arches, 100 exemplaires Hors commerce marqués H. C. Exemplaire 519 sur papier Vélin d'Arches. Albert Dubout (1905-1976) est un peintre qui s'illustra en particulier dans l'illustration d'ouvrages, dont les plus grands classiques de la littérature leur donnant une vision comique et moderne jamais égalée. En effet, il illustra à partir de 1929 près de 80 ouvrages : Boileau, Beaumarchais, Mérimée, Rabelais, Villon, Cervantés, Balzac, Racine, Molière, Voltaire, Rostand, Poe, Courteline, Le code des impôts, Chevalier et Frédéric Dard, etc. Il collabora aussi à plusieurs journaux dont Le Rire, Marianne, Eclats de Rire, et nous laisse de nombreux tableaux. Edition comprenant les œuvres suivantes : Les femmes savantes, L'école des femmes, Les précieuses ridicules, Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Sganarelle, Les fourberies de Scapin, Médecin malgré lui, Tartuffe, Le malade imaginaire - Emboîtage, couverture et intérieur en très bon état, dos des emboîtages très légèrement passés

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        Le Bal du comte d'Orgel - Illustré de 34 eaux-fortes de Jean COCTEAU

      Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1953 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuilles sous couverture et emboitage. - ILLUSTRATION : 34 gravures à l'eau-forte par Jean COCTEAU. - PAPIER : Vélin pur fil Johannot. - TIRAGE : 220 exemplaires. - DIMENSIONS : 23 x 29 cm. - INFORMATIONS : Superbe ouvrage réunissant Radiguet et Cocteau dont la liaison était bien connue, un des rares exemples de gravure sur cuivre de Cocteau qui pratiquait davantage la lithographie. Cette technique souligne la netteté du trait de Cocteau. - ETAT : Excellent, petits défauts à l'emboitage. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peace with God

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good +. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1953. Jacket is clean and bright with a small tear at bottom front spine edge corner, a couple of horizontal creases at bottom edge of front panel. Cream-colored back panel with photo of Graham in clerical robe, is very lightly soiled. Jacket is sealed in a Brodart cover with black tape at bottom and top edges that fixes it to the boards, in the mode of a library cover, but there are no library markings whatsoever. Signed by Billy Graham on free front end paper. Also signed by Beverly Shea, Cliff Barrows, Paul Mickelson, Grady Wilson, Warner R. Cole, and Mrs. Billy Sunday. Most signitures include scripture references. Interior is otherwise unmarked and clean throughout. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good +.

      [Bookseller: Black River Books]
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        MAN OF MANY MINDS [novel]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs), setting copy, with some handwritten corrections and printer instructions, on 277 sheets of letter-size bond. Together with long galley proofs of same, numbering 56 sheets

      The cover sheet has some faint stains, but the typescript is. generally in excellent condition, as are the galley proofs (which. have been folded once, as is typically the case). (#118300). The typescript is foliated [1-2] [1]-113 [114]-274 275A (the text is complete). The cover page indicates that the author (listing his Los Angeles home address) was represented by the [Forrest] Ackerman Agency (also of Los Angeles). A fairly straightforward text of this genre science fiction novel published by Fantasy Press in 1953. The tale of a mind- reading secret agent was followed by a sequel two years later, ALIEN MINDS. The typescript's last page (275A) has a note at top, crossed out in pencil by the editor, indicating its copy as an alternate ending to what presumably was on page 275 (which was evidently tossed by the editor). The note adds that the alternate ending should be used in conjunction with an alternate book title suggested by Evans: THE BIRDS AND THE BEES. Obviously, the editor took the alternate ending but not the alternate title. The galleys bear occasional hadwritten corrections by Evans, who has also initialed each page at the bottom.

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      Arthur Barker. Hardcover. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy, no dust jacket. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . AVERAGE. 1953.

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        The Crucible

      New York: Viking,1953. First edition of this central work in the canon of American drama. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The Crucible has been adapted for film, television, and opera. French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre adapted it as the 1958 film Les Sorcières de Salem, and later Miller himself adapted the play as the 1996 film The Crucible. The latter including in its cast Paul Scofield, Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder, and it earned Miller his only nomination for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. On television, the play has aired in 1968 and 2006. Finally, the play was adapted by composer Robert Ward into an opera in 1961, for which it received the Pulitzer Prize.

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        THE VIOLINS OF SAINT-JACQUES. A Tale of The Antilles

      London: John Murray and Derek Verschoyle 1953 - First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated in black and white by Robin Ironside. A VERY GOOD copy, the binding clean, the cloth faded to a small area of the upper board corresponding with a chip on the dustwrapper. The contents are clean and bright throughout with only light spotting of the text block edge. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has small chips at the spine tips and top left corner of the upper panel. Not price-clipped. The author?s second book and only novel. With the author?s full page presentation inscription and drawing in blue ink on the front free endpaper to Bill and Annie [Davis]. Californian expats Bill and Annie Davis owned and lived at La Cónsula, a magnificent estate in Malaga. Their friends and house guests included Ernest Hemingway and Cyril Connolly. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Lettre autographe signée à Brenner.

      Paris, 1953. - 1 page sur papier quadrillé, env. conservée à la date du 31. X. 1953. Joint: carte d'invitation signée. "J'attends toujours de vos nouvelles, a) pour savoir ce que vous pensez de mes deux pièces manuscrites. b) pour vous voir et bavarder avec vous c) et aussi - pour savoir encore si , comme vous le disiez, vous voulez de moi dans votre équipe. Vous deviez revoir Tardieu à ce sujet (que j'ai vu il y a qqs jours et est bien d'accord)". "P.S. On peut "parfois" me téléphoner (aux heures d'ouverture de magasin chez ma voisine [.]". - Joint: carte d'invitation, signée de Ionesco, pour la répétition des Couturières de Victimes du devoir de Ionesco et Les Lettres Portugaises au Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse par la compagnie Antoine Bourseiller le 14 mai [1965]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Little, Brown. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Black cloth boards are clean and bright with no soiling, wear, or fraying. Crisp clean corners. Spine is tight and straight with no separation. There is variation in the page edge color due to different paper stock used in the first edition leaves. This is true and requisite for all first printing copies. Page edges are otherwise clean and tight. Spine lettering has flaking as shown due to the poor quality gold gilt in the title. This is quite common with this edition. Endpapers are clean with no names, bookplates, or writing. Internally this is an unread copy with no soiling, tears, or foxing. DJ with minor conservation to folds and page edges. A notoriously difficult jacket to find in collectible condition this copy is remarkable for its bright nearly unfaded spine panel. Flaps are price intact with a small stain on front fold. 1953. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; was issued in an edition only half as large as Catcher in the Rye (5000 copies vs. 10,000 for Catcher). Stated first edition book .

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        Nine Stories

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some wear to the extremities. Sunning to the jacket spine. Salinger's second book, a collection of stories, most of which first appeared in The New Yorker magazine. A bright copy, save for jacket spine, with price of $3.00 on the front flap. Original black cloth with gold stamping on spine bright and intact.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Les Bucoliques de Virgile. Lithographies originales en couleurs de Jacques Villon

      Paris: Scripta et Picta, 1953. Livre. Illus. by Jacques Villon. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. originale. In-folio. Paris, Scripta & Picta, 1953. 40 x 30 cm, in-folio, XX (II) pp. + 126 pp. + 5 ff. n. ch. + 2 ff. bl., 45 lithographies originales, dont 44 en couleurs, y compris le frontispice, et un culispice en noir, en feuilles sous couverture de papier bleu pâle portant au premier plat le titre et une vignette or en relief, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Edition originale de la traduction et de la préface de Paul Valéry. L'un des 245 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches, seul papier avec 24 sur Japon (n° 63), celui-ci enrichi d'une LITHOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE à pleine page SIGNEE ET NUMEROTEE de Jacques Villon, non annoncée au colophon (portrait de Paul Valéry, n° 69/80). Les images ont été dessinées sur pierre en couleurs par Jacques Villon qui a gravé de sa propre main chaque couleur sur une pierre différente. Edition établie par le collectionneur, bibliophile et néanmoins pédiatre Alexandre Roudinesco. Quelques légères ombres, très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 11330 ; KARAISKAKIS, 446).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1953. First Edition. wraps. Fine. Printed wraps, 5 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the newly elected President on the front cover: "For Janis/from her/Uncle Ike." On the eve of the Cold War Eisenhower makes some prescient statements: "Americans, indeed all free men, remember that in the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.... Honoring the identity and the special heritage of each nation in the world, we shall never use our strength to try to impress upon another people our own cherished political and economic institutions." Along with the signed address, there is an 8" x 10" black-and-white photograph by Abbie Rowe of Dwight and Mamie waving from their car on Pennsylvania Avenue and an unused Inauguration ticket for an honored guest for Section A, Row 8, Seat 7. Also included is a TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) from Mamie Eisenhower, with a White House envelope, dated 11 February 1953 to her neice. In part: "I suppose by now Dad and Lucy have given you all the details on the Inauguration festivities. All I can add is that it was very exciting, thrilling, tiring and heartwarming, and we have many precious memories from it all." Mrs. Eisenhower adds in her handwriting a postscript: "We surely did miss you." Superb archive, especially so due to the close family relationship.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Fubo - Visager: Portraits by Domon Ken

      Tokyo: ARS, 1953. Near fine in a bright, near fine jacket, with a repaired tear at the bottom of the front panel; housed in the publisher's printed card slipcase (small tear, light wear). Japanese photobooks from the end of WWII to the Provoke era remain little-known in the west.. First Edition. Quarto. Text in Japanese. Portraits of well-known Japanese personalities from all walks of life. OCLC locates two copies.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Leonardo De Vinci

      (Paris, France; 1953): Gallimard-Emece Text in Spanish, introduction to the method of Leonardo Da Vinci and his marginal notes by Paul Valery, Life of Leonardo da Vinci by Stendhal, Documentation and text: Goethe, Chateaubraind, Hegel, Ruskin, Th. Gautier, Michelet; W.Pater, H. James, Nietzche, Wilde Barres, Spengler, Malraux, and Poussin, Prudhon, Delacroix, Odilon, Redon. This edition under the direction of Andre Malraux. Printed by master printers Draeger Brothers in Paris, 26, October, 1953.Beautifully illustrated with printed and tipped in plates with tissue guards present, bound in a lavish full straight grained morocco paneled in an elaborate gilt design to both boards, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A lovely copy.. Folio.

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        A Frame Of Mind, Eight Poems

      University of Reading 1953 - Internally very nice, clean copy. This is the No 144 of 150 numbered copies. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MELIA ANN A Fantasy of the W. I

      Tauton: The Wessex Press, 1953. pp. v, 24. Original card covers with paper blue title label to front cover, covers fine with a little rubbing to edges and slight discoloration adjacent to the spine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A fine copy. Scarce.. Card Covers. Fine. 8vo (14 x 21cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Meine Tibet-Bilder

      Seebruck am Chiemsee: Heering,, 1953. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles and elaborate Tibetan decoration to spine and boards gilt, map endpapers. Illustrations throughout from photographs by the author. Cloth a little rubbed and toned, spine tanned, tail of spine bumped. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "For Mrs. Lindsay-Watson with very best wishes from H. Harrer, [Tibetan script], London, Aug. 1955". In addition to his work tutoring the young Dalai Lama while living in Tibet between 1944 and 1951, Harrer was also a prolific photographer, and his images are now "considered to be among the best evidence of traditional Tibetan culture" (New York Time obituary). This volume, published only a year after Seven Years in Tibet, is lavishly illustrated with Harrer's own photographs of all aspects of Tibetan life, from religious customs and ceremonies to architecture, clothing, the landscape, and the daily lives of people at all levels of society.

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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