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        Condecoraciones españolas: ordenes, cruces y medallas civiles, militares y nobiliarias. Prologo D. Luis Carrero Blanco

      Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid 1953 - tela estampada bien conservada, ligera rotura impresión a dos tintas, profusión de láminas a todo color, montadas sobre el papel, algunas desplegables. . 606 págs.

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        Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie. - Jahrgänge 1-38 (1953-1990) sowie 1 Registerband (Jahrgänge 1-25 (1953-1977)); es fehlen der 2. Halbband (Hefte 6-12) von Jahrgang 10 (1962) sowie Hefte 1-5, 7 und 10 von Jahrgang 12 (1964). Insgesamt 65 Bände und 5 Einzelhefte.,

      Berlin, VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften 1953-1990. - "Philosophische Zeitschrift aus Ostdeutschland, die Anfang der 90er Jahre komplett neugestaltet wurde. Darin veröffentlichen international prominente Philosophen, wie z.B. Jean Francois, Richard Rorty, Jürgen Habermas. Als "offenes Diskussionsforum" fördert die Zeitschrift heute "den schulübergreifenden Dialog und die Kommunikation zwischen den philosophischen Kulturen". Die internationale Ausrichtung und Pluralität bilden dabei einen wichtigen Aspekt. Jedes Heft behandelt einen thematischen Schwerpunkt ausführlicher. Darüber hinaus finden sich fachbezogene Artikel zu unterschiedlichsten philosophischen Fragen, Diskussions- und Symposienbeiträge, Literaturessays sowie ausführliche Rezensionen. Hervorzuheben ist das unregelmäßig erscheinende philosophische Archiv, in dem spezielle, für die aktuelle philosophische Debatte relevante Funde veröffentlicht werden. Die Sprache wechselt zwischen allgemein verständlich und Fachsprache. (vgl. goethe-de/ins/fr/par/bib/de6589952-htm). - "Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie promotes the open dialog and communication between philosophers of differing schools of thought and different philosophical cultures. As a forum for the philosophical discourse, the journal owes no allegiance to particular schools or trends. Specialized essays, interviews and symposia as well as discussions, archive material and reviews round off the scope of this journal. (oldenbourg-verlag-de/akademie-verlag/deutsche-zeitschrift-philosophie/00121045). - Bände 1-4 herausgegeben von Arthur Baumgarten, Ernst Bloch, Wolfgang Harich und Karl Schröter, danach wurde die Zeitschrift von einem größeren Redaktionskollegium herausgegeben. 1953- bis 1954 erschienen pro Jg. 4 Hefte (hier gebunden in 1 Band), 1955 bis 1959 erschienen pro Jg. 6 Hefte (hier gebunden in 1 Band), ab 1960 erschienen 12 Hefte in 2 Halbbänden (hier gebunden in 2 Bänden; nur die Jahrgänge 1988 und 1989 mit 12 Heften in einem Band gebunden). - Bände bis 1965 in Halbleinen, spätere in Leinen. Bände 1- 27 mit Schutzfolie kaschiert. - Bibliotheksexemplare (ex-library copies) mit Rückensignaturen, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Schnitten und wenigen Seiten. 10 Bände mit angerissener Folie, 7 Bände mit Lichtkante, 12 Bände mit ganz vereinzelten Bleistiftanstreichungen. 3 Bände mit 3-7 geringfügigen Anstreichungen in Kugelschreiber. 5 Bände mit Aufklebern auf dem Titelblatt. Circa 6 Seiten geringfügig angerissen. Band 11.2 mit 2 losen und leicht randrissigen Blättern. Heft 6 etwas wasserfleckig, Heft 12 mit wenigen Eckknicken. Einband des Registerbands leicht berieben und fleckig. Papierqualität etwas unterschiedlich, einige Hefte etwas gebräunt. Sonst insgesamt guter, sauberer Zustand. - Photo zeigt nur kleinen Auszug der Bände. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 90000 Gr. 8° (24 x 16,5 cm), 16 goldgeprägte Priv.-Halbleineneinbände; 48 goldgeprägte Priv.-Leineneinbände, 1 Pappeinband (Registerband) und 5 Orig.-Broschuren (Einzellieferungen). Mit mehreren Textabbildungen.

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        An Unreadable Quadrat-Print by Bruno Munari.

      Steendrukkerij de Jong 1953 Libro d?artista composto da tavole bianche e rosse tagliate e fustellate. Cfr. Maffei, Munari I libri, p. 88. in 8° quadrato pp. 36 nn.

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        Kiss Me Kate: A Musical Play

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953. First. First edition. Fine in a moderately spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. A popular musical play based on The Taming of the Shrew, basis for a number of films and television movies, originally directed by George Sidney in 1953 with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, and Bob Fosse. Made just as Hollywood was trying to give television audiences a reason to return to theaters, it is reportedly the only film shot simultaneously in full frame, widescreen, and 3D versions, and consequently suffers a bit from performers repeatedly lunging themselves at the camera. Also of note is the 1968 television version directed by Paul Bogart with Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Gasoline Gypsy or A Dog Is a Girl's Best Friend

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company. (1953). First. First edition. A small bookstore label and contemporary ink date, both on the front fly, a faint spot on the top edge, near fine in an attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with some considerable foxing. Memoir of an English-born woman who served in the British armed services during the war and then spent a year and a half traveling 14,000 miles around North America by motorcycle with her dog, a large Airedale, stopping occasionally to recoup her finances with casual labor, including apple-picking and factory work. While this memoir is essentially lighthearted in tone (and presumably would have to be in order to attract a mainstream publisher), Thomas's wanderlust is related to the on-the-road mentality that motivated the Beat generation, and similarly to the experiences of returned U.S. servicemen whose disaffection and dislocation in society eventually evolved into the development of the outlaw biker culture. Exceptionally uncommon, especially in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1953]. cloth.. A fine copy in near fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on. front flap) with mild shelf wear at spine ends and corner tips and a. tiny closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and some. tanning of the lettering on the spine panel. (#127531). First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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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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        Thurber Country

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1953. First. First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with shallow loss at the crown, and some splitting along the front spine fold. Inscribed to the longtime office manager of The New Yorker, Daise Terry: "Dear Terry, I love you, Jim." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Nine Stories

      Boston: Little, Brown. (1953). First. First edition. Dark offsetting to the front endpapers from a clipping, and slightly bumped at the crown, else fine in an attractive, very near fine dustwrapper with no fading to the spine and modest rubbing at the extremities. A very nice copy of a book seldom found in collectible condition. Salinger's second book and first collection of short stories. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        El Cine y el Momento

      Biblioteca Nueva, Madrid ,España 1953 - El Cine y el Momento , Azorín . Algo foxy en la portada y en algunas hojas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rayo Rojo]
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      Paris: Olympia Press, 1953. First Edition. A novel in four parts, narrated about a fantastically illogical Irish servant and the adventures he has on the way to and within his master's house. First Printing, one of 1,100 numbered copies, this being no.542. Octavo; magenta wrappers, titled and ruled in white and black; 254pp, [1]. Wrappers lightly edge-rubbed, with some faint creasing to extremities and a small chip to upper left corner of rear wrapper; clean throughout - Very Good+.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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      Paris, P. de Tartas, 1953. - Gr. in-8°, 139p. Edition originale illustrée de 15 burins de Decaris et tirée en tout et pour tout à 200 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des 4 exemplaires sur Auvergne à la main comportant un dessin original de Kuno Brinks et le cuivre correspondant, une suite définitive sur BFK de Rives des burins d'Albert Decaris et une suite définitive sur Auvergne vert des burins de K. Brinks.Exemplaire à l'état de neuf. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée, chmise et étui. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        The Dwarf [Dvärgen] [Signed / Ingraverat]

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1953. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the quite scarce first UK edition, first printing (bumping to the board corners, slight pushing to the spine head which also shows a thin line of fading, spine tail well-pushed, short surface scratch to the front board), in a Very Good age-toned dust jacket (spine sunned, spine ends modestly chipped, small chips to corners, and some tiny chips along top edges -- about as nice a dust jacket as we typically see for this title when it appears at all), SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST on the title page as follows: "from Par Lagerkvist". Translated from the Swedish by Alexandra Dick, the novel is narrated by a misanthropic Dwarf, 26 inches tall, who believes in an unforgiving God and who himself embodies Evil, serving the ruler of a Renaissance era Italian City-State. In this, one of Lagerkvist's best-known works, the Dwarf and the other characters, illustrate the major evils of the human race. Elected in 1940 as one of the 18 "Immortals" of the Swedish Academy, Lagerkvist was a highly influential writer from his twenties into his seventies, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951 "for the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavors in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind". Signed copies of Lagerkvist's works are relatively uncommon and signed copies in English translation are especially so. One of Lagerkvist's major works, this title is especially difficult to find signed in any language. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY PAR LAGERKVIST.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Performing Flea: A Self-Portrait in Letters

      London : Herbert Jenkins . Very Good . 1953 . First Edition . Hardback . .

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      Washington DC, 21 May 1953. Framed Letter. Fine, attractively framed. On 8-1/2" x 11" United States Senate stationery to John Keegan thanking him for his views "concerning the security test for federal employees" and promising to consider them "should legislation be brought before the Senate." SIGNED at the conclusion with the following 21 words added in Kennedy's hand: "I am having a study made of the new program at the present time and shall bear in mind your comment." The last 3 words are on the other side of the paper. Attractively framed to an overall size of 18" x 18" with a small portrait of Kennedy and allowing both sides of the letter to be viewed. If you care, and you shouldn't, this piece comes with a PSA/DNA COA that the previous owner purchased for $200.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A CHRONICLE OF ANCIENT SUNLIGHT [15 volumes] The Dark Lantern, Donkey Boy, Young Phillip Maddison, How Dear is Life, A Fox Under My Cloak, The Golden Virgin, Love and the Loveless, A Test to Destruction, The Innocent Moon, It was the Nightingale etc

      London: MacDonald, 1953. A complete 15-vol. set of Williamson's semi-autobiographical sequence of novels; all first editions, first impressions. Jackets and books generally very good/fine, unusually clean and generally unmarked; jackets not price-clipped and without inscriptions unless stated: Dark Lantern - book very good, neat signature of previous owner, dj good, slightly chipped, p/c; Donkey Boy jacket good, slightly chipped, tear repaired to reverse with archival materials, somewhat worn, book very good; Young Phillip Maddison - dj very good, with slight wear and a little rubbing, rear panel lightly marked, localised archival strengthening to underside, book near fine; How Dear is Life - vg/vg; A Fox Under My Cloak - vg+/vg+, dj lightly marked to rear panel; The Golden Virgin - fine/fine; Love and the Loveless - fine/vg, dj lightly sunned to spine; A Test to Destruction - fine, dj slightly worn and slightly faded to spine; The Innocent Moon - fine/fine; It was the Nightingale - fine/fine; The Power of the Dead - fine/fine, p/c; The Phoenix Generation - vg/vg, dj slighty faded to spine, p/c; A Solitary War - fine, dj slightly marked to spine, very slightly dust marked to rear panel, p/c; Lucifer Before Sunrise - f/f, dj very lightly faded to spine; and The Gale of the World - vg/vg, dj a little faded to spine and lightly rubbed to head/tail of spine. An attractive set - all first editions, first impressions.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Broom Lynne. 8vo.

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        Hornblower and the Atropos.

      London: Michael Joseph, 1953 - Octavo (180 x 120 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, all edges gilt. Spine sunned and with a few tiny marks, faint tanning to edges of free endpapers and end leaves. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The author's specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author's great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Sartre ( SIGNED and LINED )

      Bowes and Bowes 1953 - A First UK Printing published by Bowes and Bowes in 1953.The BOOK is in FINE condition.Marvellous red top stain.Book is tight,appears unread and has clean pages with no offsetting or foxing (which commonly affects this title).The gilt titling on the spine remains very bright.The WRAPPER is complete and in near FINE condition.Minimal browning to the spine.Just a mere hint of rubbing to the corners and the upper spine.The decorative wrapper design looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been INSCRIBED on the title page:'for Chantel and Brian ,my first published book' and SIGNED by IRIS MURDOCH.A wonderful line to write for someone just at the start of their literary career who was later to become one of the 20th century literary giants!.A unique copy in stunning condition.A gem! ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sartre. Romantic Rationalist

      Bowes & Bowes. Cambridge. 1953 First edition of Murdoch's first book. DW. Presentation copy from Murdoch, "For Angharad with all best wishes from [large flourish] Iris Murdoch [star]" all across the title page. Some foxing to end papers o/w VG+ in sl. chipped VG+ wrapper that is foxed internally and to flyleaves.

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        The Night of the Hunter

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1953 - First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with the slightest of rubbing.Inscribed by the author soon afte rpublication: "Kindest personal regards to my good friend Bob Carlitz, Davis Grubb. March 18, 1954". Basis for the memorable film directed by Charles Laughton and featuring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, and magnificent camera work by Stanley Cortez. The script is credited to James Agee, who died a few months after the film was released, but reportedly Laughton, dissatisfied with Agee's work, rewrote it himself from scratch. Though now considered a classic, upon release the unusual and unique film was a critical and financial failure, and Laughton never directed again. A superb copy. Signed copies of the trade edition are much less common than the publisher signed presentation issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Le pique-nique des poupées.

      CASTERMAN, Belgique 1953 - Texte de Jeanne CAPPE. Aquarelles de Simonne BAUDOIN. Belgique, Casterman, 1953, in-8, couverture cartonnée illustrée en couleurs d'une poupée tenant un gâteau léché par un ourson, 19 pp. Ce charmant album raconte les péripéties de poupées à un pique-nique pendant l'absence de leur maîtresse. Nous joignons une oeuvre originale gouachée représentant Nickette propriétaire des poupées en page 3. Légères usures au dos et salissures à la couverture. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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      Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1953. First Edition. Fine/Very Good. First Printing. A lovely, Fine copy of Salinger's second book, bright, clean and sharp. First issue of the book with the two different papers used creating different toning to text block. Dust jacket is only Very Good, priced at $3.00 with some significant creasing and chips, particularly at the front flap. Surprisingly, the spine color remains vibrant, which is quite unusual for this jacket. A wonderful collection of Salinger stories, including "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "For Esmé - with Love and Squalor." Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Johnny Guitar

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1953 - Gilt lettered quarter smooth red boards over blue cloth. Wrapped in pictorial price clipped dust jacket. Western novel famously made into a bizarre movie with Sterling Hayden and Joan Crawford. Paper toned but a beautiful copy with just a touch of edgewear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        De taal der dieren.

      - 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).* Met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht op het eerste blad: 'Voor Hugo & 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.Gert Jan Hemmink: 'Fragment uit gevoerd gesprek: "Waarom neem je dit ook niet?" "Als je me een paar weken krediet geeft, gráág, Hugo". Het gekochte uit de transactie daarna, koester ik nog even.'

      [Bookseller: Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks]
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        The Demolished Man

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. 250 pp. First edition, first printing. (Stated 'First Edition" on copyright page. First book publication.) One of 200 subscriber's copies neatly signed by author on front free end paper in black ink. About Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good original jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding; bottom corner of back board chewed, otherwise in nice shape. No bookplates, marks, etc. in text. Jacket is mylar-protected, has light rubbing and wear at tail, detached but present chip at head. No fading to spine panel. Front flap price intact ($3.00).A signed first of Alfred Bester's classic science fiction novel, which won the very first Hugo Award.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        An Unreadable Quadrat Print

      Hilversum: steendrukkerij de Jong & Co., 1953. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 9 3/4" square paperbound artist book by Munari consisting of layered pages of red and white paper in various cut shapes. Editd by Pieter Brattinga. Slight toning to cardboard cover edges else a fine example in thick paper stapled wrappers. This unworded book comes with a separate book of text printed in green in various languages and printed on artfully folded pages formed by folding this one large piece of paper into a "book". Printed on delicate paper, this book of text is still in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900. Signed Limited Edition

      London and New York: Collins and Van Nostrand. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Light corner wear and spine rubbing. Minor spotting to eps. 1953. 107/295. Half leather marbled board cover. 500mm x 340mm (20" x 13"). 120pp. 16 colour and 23 b/w plates. Signed by the three authors on limitation page. Plates printed in 8-colour photo-litho offset and collotype monochrome. Text pages have been set in Monotype Bembo and printed by The Chiswick Press on Pannekoek mould made paper. Binding by Mansell. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        SEGUNDO SUEÑO. (Homenaje a Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz). Edición numerada.

      - Santander, 1953.Colección TiTo Hombre. Publicada por: Víctor F. Corugedo, José Hierro y Aurelio G. Cantalapiedra. Xilografías deJoaquín de la Puente, (incluye xilografía de felicitación año 1954).Tirada de125 ejemplares numerados. Firma del autor. Muy buen estado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pérez Picado]
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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,

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        Scrambled Eggs, Super!

      New York, Random House. 1953., 1953. First Edition, Slim 4to. Publisher's bright blue and red illustrated boards, with matching dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author, including endpapers. Ownership to paste down. Owner's name stamped in ink to paste down and rear flyleaf. Some bumping and scuffing to extremities with slight bubbling to cloth. Dust jacket showing some wear, including 1 inch loss to top spine, slightly smaller loss to lower front flap, 2 small closed tears. Price clipped. An attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1953]. cloth.. Early owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy in. very good first printing dust jacket ($2.50 printed price) with with. and shallow loss at spine ends and light wear at corner tips.. (#141057). First edition. "An orphaned youth on an overcrowded future Earth longs to go into space. He manages to gain a berth aboard a starship which goes astray and winds up in an unknown region. Luckily, the hero's mathematical ability enables him to calculate the route home through hyperspace. A gripping 'juvenile' in this author's best vein." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition, p. 349. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Original Illustrations for the Book Superliner S.S. United States Written and Illustrated By Henry Billings

      New York, 1953. A group of 5 artworks which are the original black and white pen and ink illustrations for the Viking Press book, "Superliner S.S. United States"; on 3 boards; each item separately mounted; on back of all three boards are the printed Viking Press paper markers, each with the typed identifications for the art; the largest and perhaps the most dramatic is the artwork for the title page, showing the liner boldly underway, 13" x 16" overall, with added mount board edging and matte cover with clear plastic 'window' protector; other four pieces smaller, average size 7" x 8", mounted two to a board and also with 'window' mattes: illustrations for pages half-title, 55, 60, 61; two of these are of the S.S. United States, fore and stern depictions; the other two are of historic vessels, one very action-packed of a sidewheel & masted steamer 'going down' amidst storm waves; great illustrative art by Henry Billings (1901-1985), American painter, illustrator, muralist and educator, a Bronxville NY native whose murals and artworks can be found in post offices and public buildings around America, taught at Bard College for nearly 20 years and was a member of the Woodstock Artists Assoc. among others. (WWW in American Art, 1999); some wear and soiling, tears to the mount cardstock; one label chipped at corners, still identifiable; artworks very good and giving a glimpse into the artistic process of creating Billings' work on this historic American cruise ship, breaker and holder of Atlantic speed crossing records and currently still afloat - at dock in Philadelphia.. Very Good.

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        Childhood's End

      Ballantine, 1953. First Edition (first printing). The third novel by the author of THE CITY AND THE STARS, a high spot of twentieth-century science fiction. This the the story of Overlord space ships which appear above every major city on earth. Scarce -- most copies were distributed to libraries upon the book's release. Fine/About Fine -- an exceptionally clean copy. A former owner's name discetely written at the far edge of the front pastdown (hidden beneath the front dust jacket flap), else very clean. This book is from the library of the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Childhood's End

      Ballantine, 1953. Hardcover, Good. "Ballantine Books, New York 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1953 on the copyright page with on additional printings listed. Red cloth boards with black lettering. Rare. Signed by Arthur C Clarke on the title page. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Good+, clean boards, spine rolled, crease at the boards, age toning at the endpaper with mild erasures at the front endpaper. In a facsimile dust jacket wrapped in a removable mylar cover for presentation."

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        Assignment in Eternity. Four Long Science Fiction Stories

      Reading, PA: Fantasy Press,, 1953. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine very faintly toned. An excellent copy in the fresh dust jacket with only a short closed tear to the upper panel. First edition, first printing, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the author from a total edition of only 3000 copies. This a presentation copy inscribed by Heinlein on the limitation leaf, "Respectfully inscribed to Vice Admiral Leslie Clarke Stevens, US Navy, Robert A. Heinlein, Lt USN, Retired". Heinlein graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1929 and served as an officer until 1934. The recipient, Vice Admiral Leslie Clark Stevens (1895–1956) was the father of television producer Leslie Stevens, known for his work on sci-fi series such The Outer Limits and Battlestar Gallactica. A beautiful copy with a nice association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Hépérile éclaté. [Par Raymond Hains, Jacques de la Villeglé et Camille Bryen]

      Paris: [Chez les artistes], 1953. Livre. Illus. by Jacques de la Villeglé - Raymond Hains. Très bon. broché. Edition originale. In-16. Paris, Dépôt : Librairie Lutétia [Chez les artistes], sd [1953]. 16 x 12,5 cm, in-16, 10 ff. n. ch. - 1 feuillet-tract dépliant volant, broché sous couverture à rabats illustrée en noir, bande-annonce. Edition originale d'Hépérile, publié 3 ans auparavant par Bryen chez PAB, "éclaté" par Hains et Villeglé. Exemplaire du premier tirage avec les fautes au colophon et le papillon d'errata contrecollé en regard. Complet du tract, dans sa version blanche, et de la bande annonce. Très bel exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Long Good-Bye

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1953. Octavo. Original burgundy boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Faint partial toning to free endpapers. A superb, fresh copy in the jacket that is very lightly rubbed along the edges with two short closed tears that have been professionally repaired. First edition, first printing. A beautiful copy, uncommon in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Long Goodbye

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1953 - First edition, UK; with no mention of later printings. Book condition is near fine. Slightly shelf-cocked but otherwise a beautiful clean square copy. Jacket is very good to near fine condition. There is one pronounced chip at the top at the spine as well as some shelf wear, but otherwise intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Essays in Positive Economics

      The University of Chicago Press, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953: First Edition, First Printing, with no later printings stated on the copyright page. Lacking the dust jacket. In Good condition, with red and green colored pencil markings in the text. Previous owner (author, economist and professor HPB Jenkins) name to front free end paper. Front hinge starting at top. Top of pages bumped and gently creased. Cloth shows rubbing, edge wear, light sunning to boards. Spine shows sunning, a small ding near the head, and rubbing to the gilt stamping. A rare title.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Junkie / Narcotic Agent

      Ace D-15, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Paperback. Good. New York: Ace Books, 1953. Ace Double D-15, published dos-a-dos Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. First Edition, First Printing of William S. Burrough's first published book, published under the name William Lee. Ace only published books in paperback, catering to New York City subway riders and competing in the same market as comic books and true crime. With that being said, this copy is well preserved given the intent and materials used in it's production. It is in Good condition, with age toned pages, and a few light tide marks as shown in the images posted above. There is a small puncture in the first few pages of Junkie that continues as an indent until about the tenth leaf. Sound binding, but a bit fragile, especially at the front and rear hinges, with the glue slightly dry. The spine has a reading crease and the covers show some wear and some light to medium surface creases. Wear along the folds. A nice copy overall; well preserved.

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      London: October 27, 1953. original typed letter, on Faber and Faber letterhead, dated "27th October, 1953" and addressed to "The Reverend W. R. Lewis, Ardington Vicarage, Wantage, BERKSHIRE" and signed in black fountain pen ink. Eliot has also annotated the letter, writing "being a church warden myself" in black fountain pen ink. The subject of the letter involves various protocol of church administration, including appointment of an organist by the church vicar, and consultations with the Parochial Church Council. Eliot displays a humble moment in the text, saying "I thank you for your letter . . . correcting my error . . ." Minimal wear includes tape residue to upper corners and original folds for mailing, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine Books 1953 - Signed first edition, signed on the title page. Book near fine, very slight rubbing along bottom and top edges of spine and bottom edges of book, previous owner's name stamp on front free end paper. Dust jacket very good, tiny piece missing at front top and bottom of spine. Flap price $2.50. Comes in custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Controversial Typed Letter Signed Defending a Friend's View on Eugenics

      Darien, Ct., 1953. unbound. Extraordinary and highly controversial typed letter, signed "Charles." 4to, 2 pages, Scotts Cove, Darien, Connecticut, April 23, 1953. Written to powerful New York attorney and power broker Frederic R. Coudert, defending his friend Dr. Alexis Carrel, whose views on eugenics and euthanasia disrupted the scientific and medical community. In small part: "...You have probably heard that Hawthorn is bringing out an American edition of Carrel's 'Reflections on Life'. As you know he was working on the manuscript during the occupation of France, and had by no means completed it at the time of his death. In my opinion, the book contains material which is, on the one hand, fully up to the genius and mentality of the author; and on the other, material which is technically incorrect, not at all digested, and highly unfortunate. For those of us who are willing and able to separate the wheat from the chaff there is a great deal worthwhile and stimulating. Parts are beautifully expressed. But there is plenty of material for the critics to attack. I think the book would have been improved by heavier cutting. It brings to mind a comment by Boris Bakhmeteff: 'If Alexis was right twenty percent of the time that was enough'. Carrel was right a lot more than 'twenty percent of the time'. Carrel's philosophy had a penetration, understanding and depth that was extraordinary. To get to the core of it, though, one has to push a lot of his quickly stated opinions out of the way. For me, he remains one of the greatest men of my lifetime..." Fine condition. Dr. Alexis Carrel won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1912 and went on, with his friend Charles A. Lindbergh, to invent the Perfusion pump," which allowed blood to flow during surgery. In 1935 Carrel wrote a best seller called "Man, the unknown," which addressed the possibility of a society that could exist by weeding out its inferior specimens through a program of eugenics and euthanasia. In the 1936 preface to the German edition of his book, Carrel added praise to the eugenics policies of the Third Reich. He would later be accused of collaboration with the Nazi's and the implementation of eugenics policies of Vichy France.

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        Zorba the Greek

      Simon & Schuster, 1953-02-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First American Edition, First Printing as stated on the copyright page. In an original dust jacket with the proper price of $3.50 intact. Front free end paper bears and ownership signature of Simon and Schuster editor Morton Fineman, dated 1957. In Good+ condition, in a Good dust jacket. Clean text, age toned pages. Rubbing and edge wear to boards, with scuffing to rear board and light dampstaining. The jacket shows edge wear, and dampstains, which mostly visible from the verso. Rare with the original jacket.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Go-Between - Complete with the rare wrap-around band

      A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1953. A fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ unclipped wrapper. Some minor chips to the head of the spine. Some creasing and some minor tape repairs to the inside of the notoriously fragile wrapper. Complete with the rare wrap-around band. Some wear and creasing to the band.The only copy available for sale with the band.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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