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        Lucky Jim

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd.,, 1953. A Novel. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine in gold. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and faded, edges of upper board a little faded, upper corner bumped, spotting to top edge of text block, endpapers, and early and late leaves. A very good copy in the jacket with pink spots to the lower panel, small chips at the corners, and some closed tears with residue from an old tape repair to the verso. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To John, All the very best from Kinglsey Amis, January 1954". The recipient was likely John Wain (1925–1994), a fellow Movement author and good friend of both Amis and Larkin, whom he met while all three were students at Oxford. Presentation copies of Lucky Jim in first edition are very scarce. Only the dedication copy inscribed to Philip Larkin has appeared at auction in 35 years. This is one of only two other examples that we have handled.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      (WILLOUGHBY, BOB) (HEPBURN, AUDREY). Willoughby, Bob. BOB WILLOUGHBY: AUDREY HEPBURN PHOTOGRAPHS 1953-1966 - DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. Signed and Numbered by the Photographer. Koln, GERMANY: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2010. First Edition 1/1000 Deluxe. Folio. Boards in a Clamshell Box. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. 282pp, profusely illustrated in black & white. Text in English, German and French. "In his distinguished career as a Hollywood photographer, Bob Willoughby took iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Fonda, but remains unequivocal about his favorite subject: Audrey Hepburn. Willoughby was called in to shoot the new starlet one morning shortly after she arrived in Hollywood in 1953. It was a humdrum commission for the portraitist often credited with having perfected the photojournalistic movie still, but when he met the Belgian-born beauty, Willoughby was enraptured. "She took my hand like...well a princess, and dazzled me with that smile that God designed to melt mortal men's hearts," he recalls. As Hepburn's career soared following her Oscar-winning US debut in "Roman Holiday", Willoughby became a trusted friend, framing her working and home life. His historic, perfectionist, tender photographs seek out the many facets of Hepburn's beauty and elegance, as she progresses from her debut to her career high of "My Fair Lady" in 1963. Willoughby's studies, showing her on set, preparing for a scene, interacting with actors and directors, and returning to her private life, comprise one of photography's great platonic love affairs and an unrivalled record of one of the 20th century's touchstone beauties". A pristine copy of this extraordinary volume - a must-have for the Audrey completeist that sold out upon publication - limited to one thousand copies only in a decorative clamshell box SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the late Bob Willoughby, unopened in the publisher's printed shipping carton, as issued. 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. 3-8365-1889-9 Inventory Number: 021115&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953 First Edition of this highly-regarded mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 212 pp. A near fine copy in yellow and white patterned paper covered boards, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with some overall light use, a small closed tear at the bottom of the front panel and some wear at the heel and crown of the spine. Published in Great Britain as Experience With Evil.. 1st Edition.

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        THE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS. Signed

      Scribner's Sons..  New York: Scribner's Sons.. , 1953 Excellent Presentation Copy of the First Trade Edition, First Issue with "A" on the copyright page. A beautiful example in dustwrapper & custom slipcase. Inscribed neatly on the Title Page by Lindbergh prior to publication - "To Howard O. ________ / With best wishes / Charles A. Lindbergh / Sept. 1953". Lindbergh has written: "The publication date is September 14th" at the bottom of the page. One of a handful of important Author's advance copies inscribed prior to publication. The dustwrapper is clean & bright - the binding is tight & fresh & professionally re-cased [virtually impossible to tell, even to the expert eye], the illustrated endpapers are clean & the contents without stray markings, slightly marred by a small if unpleasant but rather harmless stain on the front edge which shows light use. A very good or better, very desirable presentation copy of Lindbergh's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography. A seminal book about early aviation, the war, & "lucky Lindy's" amazing accomplishments; like piloting the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927 Quite uncommon in this rare presentation state.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Charles Lindbergh SIGNED The Spirit of St. Louis Limited First Edition

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Limited 1st. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine. (Aviation) (History) (Signed Limited Edition) LINDBERGH, Charles. The Spirit of St. Louis. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Signed by Author. Octavo (8.5 x 5.75), hardcover, original glassine jacket, red cloth, slipcase. Signed by Lindbergh, number 358 of unstated limitation (1000). Presentation edition issued a month before publication. Lindbergh's Pulitzer Prize winning account of his historic transatlantic flight that made him the most famous aviator in history. Housed in custom slipcase. Book looks fantastic, Near Fine condition. Glassine jacket torn at head of spine.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York. Ballantine Books, Inc. 1953. Bound in Publisher's red cloth with stylized yellow titles. 8vo. First Edition. Headpiece rubbed,tailpiece slightly so. Previous owners small, neat ink signature to front pastedown. Tiny bookstore sticker to bottom of front pastedown. A Fine crisp copy in Very Good original, un-clipped dustwrapper.& Dustwrapper presents chipping to headpiece with several small portions lacking ( not affecting imprint )."451" of spine title faded as usual.Very mild chipping to top edge.Very minimally soiled. A solid, nicely preserved copy of this iconic Science Fiction masterwork.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Second World War (6 Volumes)

      New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Complete 6 volume Second World War Series, Churchill's magnum opus and the basis of his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. The following titles in the series: The Gathering Storm (1948), Their Finest Hour (1949), The Grand Alliance (1950), The Hinge of Fate (1950), Closing the Ring (1951), Triumph and Tragedy, (1953). Corners bumped on each volume, minor sunning to spine of each. Light chipping and wear to each dust jacket, all in mylar covers. These are Book Club, BOMC editions, signed by Churchill in black on the first free endpaper of Volume 5, "Closing the Ring". Volume 3 & 4 have light red staining on rear panel of dust jacket. Photographs gladly provided.

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        The Second World War **Signed** Volume VI Triumph and Tragedy

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1953 Triumph and Tragedy, Volume 6 of Churchill's The Second World War, BOMC edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dj with only bumping to head and tail of spine in both. Signed "Winston S. Churchill" on the upper right corner of the first end paper. A chance to own a signed Churchill at an affordable price.. Signed by Author. BOMC. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Les Semailles et les moissons

      1953 - Les Semaillles et les moissons, Amélie, La Grive, Tendre et violente Elisabeth, La Rencontre. Paris, Plon, 1953,1955,1956,1957,1958. Broché, 142x204mm, 510, 393, 408, 413 et 437pp. EDITIONS ORIGINALES. UN DES 47 PREMIERS EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur Madagascar, tous portant le même numéro.Deuxième cycle romanesque de l?auteur, forme littéraire dont il avait fait sa spécialité et qui lui procura succès et popularité. Sept cycles, quatre en France et trois en Russie, résultent tous d?une démarche minutieuse de documentation historique. Ici , de 1914 à 1945, nous suivons deux femmes ordinaires, qui connaîtront chacune une guerre, Amélie, la mère, et Elisabeth, la fille.

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        The Enormous Radio and Other Stories.

      New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1953 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. A little rubbed and faded along the extremities, edge of upper board and top corner bumped. An excellent copy in the rubbed and partially faded jacket that is a little frayed and chipped along the edges. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, "To Harriet in memory of an unforgettable experience, John Cheever". The recipient was Harriet Shaw-Weaver, the activist, literary patron, and editor of The Egoist magazine who was a long-time friend of the author. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        IMPROVISATIONS, 4 Volumes

      May 15, 1953; May 18, 1956; April 5, 1957; March 28, 1958. NY: Artists Equity Fund, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958. 4 vols. FIRST EDITIONS, limited to 2000 copies, each. Numerous b/w and color illustrations. Various pagination pp. Softcover. Large 4to. Decorative spiral bound paper wraps. Light rubbing and toning to wrap edges; personal library numbers to 1953 and 1956 copies, no other indications. A very nice group. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        Scavi di Ostia.,

      Rom La Libreria dello Stato, 1953 - 1293 S. Erster Bd.: Topografia generale. 248 S. Mit s/w Fotografien von Gebäuden und archäologischen Stätten, s/w Zeichnungen, und s/w Falttafeln. In einer Tasche am Hinterspiegel befinden sich s/w Karten von Ostia im Maßstab 1:500. Zweiter Bd.: I Mitrei. 153 S. Mit s/w Plänen, s/w Zeichnungen archäologischer Stätten und s/w Fotografien von Gebäuden, archäologischen Relikten und Inschriften. Mit Tafeln mit s/w Abb. Dritter Band: Le necropoli. Parte I. 256 S. Mit s/w Plänen, s/w Zeichnungen archäologischer Stätten und s/w Fotografien von archäologischen Relikten und Inschriften. Mit Tafeln mit s/w Abb. Vierter Band: Mosaici e pavimenti marmorei. 409 S. Mit einigen s/w Zeichnungen von Bodenverkleidungen und Marmorbelägen. Fünfter Band: Mosaici e pavimenti marmorei. (Tavole). 227 Tafeln. Mit einer s/w Faltkarte, s/w Fotografien von Mosaiken, hauptsächl. Bodenbelägen, einigen Innenräumen, und einigen Wandmalereien, und einigen farbl. Fotografien von Mosaik-Bodenbelägen. Der Schnitt ist an der Vorderkante und an der Fußkante nicht beschnitten. Das untere Kapital von Bd. 1 ist etwas bestoßen. Die Fußkante des Vorderdeckels des ersten Bd. hat eine kleine Druckstelle. Die Kopfkante des Hinterdeckels des ersten Bd. hat einen kleinen Fleck. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 1 hat einen leichten Fleck. Das untere Kapital von Bd. 2 ist etwas bestoßen und fleckig. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 2 ist etwas ergraut und hat einen kleinen Fleck. Die Kapitale von Bd. 3 sind etwas bestoßen. Die Fußecke des Hinterdeckels von Bd. 3 ist etwas bestoßen. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 3 ist leicht ergraut und hat einen leichten Fleck. Die Kapitale von Bd. 4 sind etwas bestoßen. Die Kopfkante des Vorderdeckels von Bd. 4 hat im kapitalnahen Bereich eine Druckstelle. Die Fußecken von Bd. 4 sind bestoßen. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 4 hat zwei kleine Flecken. Die Kapitale von Bd. 5 sind etwas bestoßen. Die Fußecken von Bd. 5 sind etwas bestoßen. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 5 ist leicht ergraut und hat einige leichte Flecken. Die Rücken sind etwas nachgedunkelt. Sonst gute Exemplare. sehr guter Zustand Sprache: it Gewicht in Gramm: 12150 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shore Road Mystery, The Hardy Boys Mystery Series # 6, STATED 1ST UK EDITION in Bright Colour Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty showing 2 Hardy Brothers wearing Red & Golden Shirts with White Collars

      Harold Hill & SONS, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. UK 1953 - HBDJ, 1953, Stated 1st British Edition, 1st Prin ting, NF+/VG, AS-IS, Pretext Lists Thru Wailing Siren Mystery, BACK DJ COVER Shows RED & B/W Comic Figures of Hardys & Talks of Secret of Caves has small stain,The front DJ flap lists to The Secret of Skull Mountain. Back flap has an ad for Enid Blyton and "Little Women"., GreenGrey Pistachio Cloth cvr, Book comes with its original dust jacket which is in VG condition and displays beautifully in its mylar cover. DJ Light rub, wear small Tears & tiny chips wear Extremities . Flap is price clipped. The book itself is in NF+condition with Light Green Grey Pistachio Cloth Cvr with Blue Silhouette & Lettering, Pages and binding are tight & clean with Fox outer pgs edge. Top page outer edges are a Publishers bright green. There is no writing in the book, 223 pgs, NO ADS IN Back, DJ has Gold Spine with HH & Son at Base & #6, in Colour Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty, Plain Frontispiece by Walter S. Rogers shows four men surrounding the hardy boys in a cave, caption reads: 'We’ll Tie them Up until we figure out what to do with Them ,in Bright Colour Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty showing 2 Hardy Brothers wearing Red & Golden Shirts with White Collars , 1 Blonde & other with Black Hair Standing by Tree Near Ocean Looking at 2 Men in brown & Blue Suits Tied Up at Base of Tree in Sand [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Perspectives for a Two Family Dwelling at what is currently 259 Upper Terrace, San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July 1952 - November 1953. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 18 sheets. Job #233, located on E. Side of Upper Terrace, 715' S. of Clifford Terrace., San Francisco. File Number 4083. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        SIE LEBEN HEUTE. Katalog zur Ausstellung in der Graphischen Sammlung der ETH Zürich (31.1.–7.3.1953).

      - Zürich 1953. 21,1 : 14,9 cm. Mit 8 blattgrossen Orig.-Holz- und Orig.-Linolschnitten, jeweils von den Künstlern in Bleistift voll signiert. Orig.-Umschlag mit zweifarb. Orig.-Holzschnitt von Oskar Dalvit. Vorzugsausgabe in 250 numerierten Exemplaren. – „In dieser bibliophilen Ausgabe des Kataloges sind die handsignierten Erstabzüge gegeben, die von den Originalstöcken gedruckt worden sind." – Die Schnitte sind von: Oskar Dalvit, Cornelia Forster, Werner Frei, Camille Graeser (Paradowski D 1953.2), Emanuel Jacob, Walter Jonas, Oedön Koch, Leo Leuppi. – Texte von Jörg Hediger („warum das ungegenständliche, vom Künstler aus innerer Notwendigkeit geschaffene Bild nicht sinnlos ist."), Paul Dubach, Oskar Dalvit, Martin Meyer, Ernesto Bitterlin sowie von den Künstlern selbst. – Die Todesdaten von Oedön Koch handschr. ergänzt, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. – Selten! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Mickey Mantle")

      Quarto. New York Yankees, Inc. stationery, dated July 28, 1953. Folded as mailed, a small section of bleed through from a piece of tape which was on the verso (since removed), some finger smudges, also on the verso, a very good or better example. A brief letter to a fan providing an autograph, and noting: "It sure is encouraging to know of your interest in me and the Yankees." A relatively early autograph. 1953 was Mantle's second full season with the team, and this letter has a certain poignance seldom found when encountering one of the many post-career autographs that the Yankee legend provided. .

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        Persepolis, I-III.

      The University of Chicago Press, 1953-1970. - I: Structures, Reliefs, Inscriptions. II: Contents of the Treasury and Other Discoveries. III: The Royal Tombs and Other Monuments. Folio. 3 vols. xxix, 297, xx, 166, xxiv, 174pp. 3 frontispieces. Numerous illus. on 399 plates. 205 text-illus. 23 tables. Original cloth, slightly worn. A complete set. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Duncan Edwards (manchester United & England) Football Programme

      1953 - A collection of six (6) lesser-known programmes for matches involving the Manchester United legend Duncan Edwards who was so tragically killed following the Munich Air Disaster of 1958: Crystal Palace v Army XI 1956-57 (at Selhurst Park, Edwards playing left-midfield for Army side); British Army v Belgium Army 1956-57 (Kentish Cup match at Highbury, Edwards playing alongside Man United colleagues Charlton, Foulkes, Colman, also Dave Mackay (then of Hearts) and Chris Jones (then of Swansea); Bolton v Man United 1954-55 (Division 1); Germany B v England B 1953-54 at Gelsenkirchen (Edwards playing behind Haynes and Jezzard from Fulham); England XI v Young England 1953-54 at Highbury (Edwards lining up with Man U. colleagues Dennis Viollet, Tommy Taylor and Roger Byrne for Young England); and England U23 v Italt U23 at Stamford Bridge 1954-55 (Chelsea's Peter Sillett captained a side containing John Atyeo, Johnny Haynes, Frank Blunstone and the 17-year-old Edwards). Various condition: three of the six very good, two about good, one only fair. A super tribute to one of the great names of the game.

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      The Bodley Head [London]. 1953. (1953).. 1st edition. 204pp. sm8vo. Pale green cloth with front cover & spine decorated & lettered in red. Dustjacket, illustrated light green endpaper and other illustrations by Cecil Leslie. A rare NOT ex-library copy. Near Fine, i.e. very minimal signs of use with no significant defects/ DJ [Spine slightly darkened with top missing 1/8' due to wear & bottom a little worn with two 1/8' tears, 1/2' tear along the right side of the spine, 1/2' diagonal tear in the upper right corner & a 1/4' tear on the bottom edge of the front panel, 3/8' tear on the top edge of the back panel, light spots of foxing on the inside of the back panel, a 1/8' wide line of darkening along the top edges of the flaps o/w Very Good (i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects) with unclipped price & protected in a plastic wrapper]. See scan.

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        East Of Everest - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. c1956 8vo First U. S. Edition in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ shows a little rubbing and creasing along edges with slight tears at corners and minor staining. This copy signed by author Edmund "Ed" Hillary on the title page ; The story of Sir Edmund Hillary's next mountain adventure after Everest 1953; the account of that eventful New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Barun Valley which scored its achievement against considerable odds. Contains 48 pages of photogravure illustrations

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        Storia di Milano.

      Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani 1953 - 1996 20 volumi

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        De Kwadraat-Bladen. The Quadrat-Prints. Le feuilles-Cadrat. Die Quadrat-Blatter (Libro illeggibile bianco e rosso)

      De Jong & Co. 1953 Sovracoperta fustellata, pagine in cartoncino leggero di colore rosso e bianco di diverso formato Perfetto (Mint)

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        La venerie royale au xviiie' siecle.

      Crépin-Leblond et Cie, Editeurs, No date (1953). 8:o. No 183 of 980 numbered copies Édition des papeteries de condat. Total edition 1000 copies. Illustrated. 122,(1)pp. + plates. Brown half morocco. Top edge gilt, else uncut. Spine decorated in blind and gold. Wrappers and spine preserved. In slip-case. (Bound by Wolfgang Bremer). From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz with his book-plate and a few pencil annotations in margin. 23 x 19 cm

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        The Catalans / Patrick O'Brian

      NY, Harcourt, Brace [1953]. 250 p.; 21 cm. First edition of O'Brian's second novel (precedes the first English entitled "Frozen Flame"). A dark story of love and betrayal set against the brilliant colors of the Catalan country in southern France. O'Brian's Stephen Maturin is a Catalan and this is steeped in the Catalan culture. This copy does not have the remainder holes drilled in other copies. It does have an owner signature. Stock#OB947. Vg/ dj (with photo of author) very good except for two small chips.

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        The Computing Machinery Field, vol 2 no. 1 January, 1953; WITH, Computers and Automation (The Computing Machinery Field)

      Edmund C Berkeley and Associates, NY NY 1953; 45 pages and 37 pages, articles, advertisements etc. Very Good overall. Original paper wraps with table of contents on front covers. TWO complete issues, Volume 2, no. 1 and Volume 2, no. 2, the original title of the magazine being The Computing Machinery Field, and the first subsequent issue with the new name, Computers and Automation. Light thumbing and toned along spine, small ink name at upper righthand corner of March 1953 issue, with thumbsized light stain at upper righthand corner. Staples tight, pages clean and unmarkedThe first publication to address the emerging fields of computing machinery. Berkeley contributed many of the articles, including those under his pseudonyms such as Neil D. MacDonald; but other authors and articles include A S Householder -- Brains, electronic and otherwise; Automatic Computers on Election Night (Murphy and Berkeley); Gypsy, Model VI, Claude Shannon, Nimwit and the Mouse (George A W Boehm); Water and Computers (Henry M Paynter, Jr. and Neil Macdonald); The Concept of Automation (Berkeley); The ERA 1103 Automatic Computer (Macdonald and Berkeley)Includes Roster of Organizations supplement, and a Who's Who in Programming. Advertisers include Eckert-Mauchly Division, Univac; Berkeley's small robots; Electronic Associates digital-to-analog converter; Engineering Research Associates, equipment and company; Monroe Calculating Machine Co, Monrobot Computer; George A Philbrick Researches, Inc, Philbrick Analog General-purpose computer and components; Remington Rand, Inc, Univac Computer, other equipment and company; plus others. Origins of Cyberspace no. 469

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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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        Everyman's Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

      J. M. Dent, London, 1953(C). G- cloth hardback, slightly faded gilt lettering, no DJ. Ex Lib. Cover with edge, spine and corner wer, lib markings on spine, a few stains. End papers lightly tanned with inked price, pocket, etc. in back. Title page and page edges stamped. Otherwise pp are G+, unmarked. 12mo, 560 pp with index.

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      New York.: Alfred A. Knopf., 1953 Baldwin, James. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First Edition of the author's landmark first book Signed by Baldwin on the half-title page in black fountain pen. An excellent example of his early signature. GTIOTM is regarded as a 'prose tour-de-force revolutionizing the American syntactical landscape by bringing together a stunning grasp of English prose with the language, rhythms and cadences of the black church'. A near fine or better example, (hint of erasure mark on the front free endpaper) in brown cloth, gilt titles to the spine in an excellent, clean dustwrapper [one small tear repaired at the bottom of the front flap's fold. Housed in an embossed custom clamshell case. A very nice bright excellent superior copy. [26803] $7500. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Cheyenne Autumn

      First Edition. Signed by the author on the half title page. Bound in the publisher's original cloth. The dust jacket has minor chips and closed tears to the extremities. Enclosed in custom made rust cloth drop-back folding box with black leather spine labels stamped in gilt. Dust jacket. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine very good

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        The Computer Issue, separate issue in original wraps; Proceedings of the I.R.E. Vol. 41 No. 10, October 1953

      I.R.E. Vol. 41 No. 10, October 1953,. very good overall, blue and white original wrappers with illustration on cover in green, white, blue. The Computer Issue, complete issue in original wraps, prev. owner's name on frontcover, some wear at spine ends and rubbing to covers; binding sound, tight, intact; pages clean, unmarked Vol. 41, no. 10 of the IRE Proceedings, designated the 'Computer issue' (Origins of Cyberspace 675) contains forty-one papers on electronic computers, including those by many of the key figures in machine computation at the time -- Claude E Shannon, John W Mauchly, Pres Eckert, M V Wilkes, Harry Huskey, Grace M Hopper, Werner Buchholz, Arthur W Burks, Robert Elbourn, Jan Rajchman and others. Shannon. Computers and automata, pp 1234-41; (with Edward F. Moore) Machine aid for switching circuit design, pp 1348-51; Hopper & Mauchly, Influence of programming techniques on the design of computers, pp 1250-53; Dynamic Circuit Techniques Used in SEAC and DYSEAC (Elbourn & Witt); Can Machines Think (Wilkes); Computing Bit by Bit or Digital Computers Made Easy (Samuel); The Design of the Bendix Digital Differential Analyzer (PalevskyP; Thoery of Logical Nets (Burks & Wright); The Remington Rand Type 409-2 Electronic Computer; The System Design of the IBM Type 701 Computer; Engineering Description of the IBM Type 701 Computer; The Arithmetic Element of the IBM Type 701 Computer; The SWAC - design features and operating experience; SEAC; Electronic Circuits of the NAREC Computer; A Myriabit Magnetic Core Matrix Memory; A Survey of Analog-to-Digital Converters; more

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        Dada 1916-1923

      NY: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1953. Fine. Offset lithograph, 38 inches wide by 25.25 inches high. . A fine example, folded as issued, unfolded once to confirm condition. Schwarz 336. "The Dada catalogue took its place among Duchamp's unique publishing events. Designed as a poster on a 25-by-38-inch sheet of thin, foldable parchment paper, it listed all 212 items and included four short essays by Arp, Tzara, Huelsenbeck and Levesque. These essays were set in blocks of contrasting type running diagonally down the sheet--a text descending a staircase. Duchamp then overprinted the whole page in a bright red-orange, announcing the exhibition with letters that recall original Dada typography. When the painstakingly produced catalogue was finally received, Duchamp has been reported, took a sheet in his hands, crushed it into a loose ball, and suggested that a trash can full of these paper balls be offered to visitors entering the vernissage. Duchamp, characteristically, did not attend the opening." (Caroll Janis, Art in America June-July, 2006). wlb

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        Trent's Case Book: Trent's Last Case, Trent's Own Case [with H. Warner Allen], Trent Intervenes.

      Intro by Ben Ray Redman. xv, 188 pp. 8vo. Green cloth. First edition thus. Barzun & Taylor 3614. Signed by the E. C Bentley on the free endpaper. Scarce signed and in dust jacket. A great collection of Bentley's two classic novels and his classic stories. A very good copy, boards very slightly dulled, owner's bookplate to front pastedown in an edgeworn and creased, though essentially complete dust jacket with internal tape repairs at all the folds.

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        Small Archive of Letters

      Seven Typed Letters Signed from Clark to Arthur J. Sussel, from 1953 through 1955. The letters, on Clark's Brevard, North Carolina stationery, are near fine with a few small flaws. A small group of interesting and friendly letters between the important naval historian and author Clark, and the Philadelphia antiques dealer and nautical collector Sussel. Clark was an advertising executive but his interest in naval history transformed from a hobby into a second career, and he became the foremost authority on certain aspects of the American Revolution. He was appointed by the U.S. Navy as the first editor of the multi-volume series Naval Documents of the American Revolution. Clark helped Sussel in researching items in his collection, including an important portrait of James Josiah by Charles Willson Peale. The letters are about individual items in the collection and about Clark's own books. Accompanied by a carbon of a letter from Sussel's widow, dated in 1961, to H.F. duPont suggesting that the White House might want to buy Sussel's collection intact for Jacqueline Kennedy's renovation of the White House interior. .

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        Dada 1916-1923. (Plakat und Katalog zur Ausstellung),

      95x63 cm. In Rot und Schwarz gedrucktes, von Marcel Duchamp gestaltetes Originalplakat. Schwarz 336. - Originalausgabe des seltenen Plakats, das gleichzeitig als Ausstellungskatalog diente. Marcel Duchamp gestaltete die Ausstellung mit 209 Objekten und das Plakat. In der Galerie wurden die Poster als zusammengeknäulte Papierbälle in einem Papierkorb präsentiert und den Besuchern überreicht. Unser Exemplar wurde offenbar als Einladung zur Ausstellung nur gefaltet verschickt. - Das empfindliche Dünndruckpapier bei unserem Exemplar fachgerecht mit Japanpapier doubliert, dadurch sind die ursprünglichen Faltspuren fast unsichtbar.

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        The Little Steamroller. A Story of Adventure, Mystery and Detection

      Max Parrish London: Max Parrish, 1953. Small quarto. (36)pp. First edition. Publisher’s production file copy, as noted in ink on the front endpaper and the upper front panel of the dust wrapper. At the top of each page, the color register is written out with a double set of check marks. In this, Greene’s fourth and final book for children, a hard-working steamroller interrupts a Christmas-time smuggling operation at London’s airport, for which it receives an award from the Queen. All of Greene’s children’s books were done in collaboration with the illustrator Dorothy Glover, who worked under the pen name Dorothy Craigie. Greene and Glover met in 1938 while she was working as a costume designer for the theater, and they began an affair that ended in the late 1940s. A fine copy in blue gilt-stamped cloth, with dust wrapper that shows light wear to spine ends. (Wobbe A30a).

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      1953. Paperback. Fine. ONCHI Koshiro. LOVING SERVICE SEAL HANGA. 28.3 X 21.2 CM. Tokyo: The Central Community Chest of Japan, Inc., (1953). The front and back covers of this pamphlet are color woodblock prints by Onchi. There is a text folder inside by Onchi enclosing 10 small woodblock print seals by the noted "Creative Print" artists Kitaoka Fumio and Shinagawa Takumi, each captioned on a separate sheet. Extremely unusual work rarely found in any condition but here complete and very clean. One of the last works issued by Onchi. About fine condition, fine impressions and colors.

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      New York: Ballantine Books New York: Ballantine Books,. [1953]. boards.. Some tanning to text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with. touch of shelf wear at spine ends. A nice, bright copy. (#111941). First edition. Signed by Pohl on the front free endpaper. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-147. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 12. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2127-31.

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        La Mere et les Enfants (B.739). Lithograph by Pablo PICASSO

      Paris, 1953, lithograph by Pablo Picasso, number 19 of 50 examples printed on creme Arches paper, signed in pencil by Picasso on lower left and numbered 19/50 on lower right, with full margins and deckle edges on 4 sides; total edition 50 + 5 proofs; image size 18.5 x 29 in. (48 x 75 cm); sheet size 22.25 x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.5 cm); in excellent condition; very handsomely and expensively framed (hand-carved frame). References: Bloch 739; Mourlot 239; Rau 574; Reusse (Huizinga Collection) 625.

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        The Desperate Hours (Author's Original Typescript, with numerous corrections)

      Random House New York: Random House, 1953. Joseph Hayes' original typed manuscript for his most famous novel, "The Desperate Hours," with numerous authorial typeovers and editorial corrections. Stamps from the James Brown Agency (author's agent), date stamp of Sept 15 1953 and hand notation "Random House New York" to the title page. The book was published by Random House in 1954, and was so popular upon its release that the author rewrote it as both a play and a movie screenplay within a year of publication. Basis for the classic 1955 film noir directed by William Wyler and starring Humphrey Bogart and Arthur Kennedy, a story of home invasion by a group of ruthless prison escapees, that was in some ways the pinnacle of American urban paranoia in the 1950s. Housed in Hayes' original brown file folder, with his personal return label affixed (indicating a home address in Sarasota, Florida), marked in the author's hand: "ORIGINAL MANUSCIPT [sic] 'THE DESP. HRS' AS SUBMITTED TO RANDOM HOUSE." Unbound pages, Very Good condition overall, with title page and last page of text in lesser condition due to bearing most of the wear, but complete with no missing leaves. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

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        Behaarte Herzen 1923-1926. Könige vor der Sintflut 1952-1953.

      4°. 52 S. Mit dem Orig.-Holzschnitt (Fisch) als Frontispiz, 1 sign. Orig.-Holzschnitt (Muschelgesicht), Orig.-Kart., Exlibris u. Notiz a. Vors., min. gebrauchspurig. Erste Ausgabe. (W/G2, 21, Arntz 180, 181) - Auflage von insg. 600 (davon 100 VA) Exemplaren. Dies die Nr. 69/100 der Vorzugsausgabe mit dem signierten Holzschnitt.

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        Tildy Grob. Josef Müller-Brockmann. Leo Leuppi. Hans Falk. Nikolaus Schwabe. Willi Bohli. Sechs Blätter zum fünzigjährigen Geschäftsjubiläum der Eternit AG., Niederurnen.

      2° (44 x 33 cm), 6 lose Orig.-Graphiken (davon 5 farbig), Lose Bl. in brosch. Mappe., Tadellos. EA. Ex. Nr. 25/50. Jedes Blatt von den Künstlern / der Künstlerin signiert und nummeriert.

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        Sieben Radierungen von Hans Fischer zu sieben Fabeln von Aesop.

      4° (28.5 x 20.5 cm), 11 Doppelbl. m. 7 Orig.-Radierungen, Lose Bl. in kart. Mappe in Schmuckschuber., Schuber min. ichtrandig, sonst tadellos. EA. Ex. Nr. 107/130. Von H. Fischer im impressum signiert. Jahresgabe der Schweizerischen Graphischen Gesellschaft 1953.

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      New York: Gnome Press Inc. [New York]: Gnome Press, Inc.,. [1953]. boards.. Boards lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and lower. corner tips, tiny inked price at upper right corner of front free. endpaper, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#86896). First edition. Expanded and rewritten as THE CITY AND THE STARS (1956). This earlier version is still preferred by many readers. See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3- 98. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 374- 77.

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        QUADERNI DELL'ISTITUTO DI STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA. Facoltà di Architettura Universita' di Roma. Redazione: Prof. Vincenzo Fasolo, Arch. Leonardo Benevolo, Arch. Furio Fasolo, Arch. Giuseppe Zander.

      In-4, 5 voll., mz. tela. Raccolta di studi storici dell?architettura, ca. 20/16 pagg. cad. fascicolo, con numer. ill. in b.n.nel t. (foto e disegni), pubblicati con cadenza irregolare. Disponibile una collezione cosi' composta: primi 24 numeri, dal luglio 1953 (n. 1) al giugno 1957 + altri 42 numeri consecutivi, dal 49/50 (Anno 1962) all'85/90 (Anno 1968). In questi volumi sono stati inseriti anche: "Quaderni dell'Istituto di Urbanistica": n. 1 (1957), pp. 60 - n. 2 (1960) "I comuni fra la bassa Valle dell'Aniene ed il Tevere", pp. 116. "Quaderni dell'Istituto di Ricerca Urbanologica e Tecnica della Pianificazione": n. 3 (1966) "Il territorio della media Valle del Tevere, pp. 206 - "Il comprensorio tra la Via Flaminia e il mare", pp. 218. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        I, the Jury (Three-sheet film poster)

      United Artists Los Angeles: United Artists, 1953. Original American three-sheet illustrated poster for the 1953 film noir, "I, the Jury," based on the novel by Mickey Spillane, directed by Harry Essex and starring Biff Elliot as Mike Hammer. This entry was the first of four Spillane B-movie adaptations made by the small production house Parklane, each of which featured a different actor taking on the Hammer role. Near Fine condition, with a repair along one of the folds. Rolled, on linen, 41 x 81 inches. Poster art nicely builds on the lurid illustration from the Signet paperback edition of this title.

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        FINE BIRD BOOKS 1700-1900.

      Collins & Van Nostrand. 1953.. pp120. Folio. Very Good in dust jacket. The plates have been printed in 8-colour photo-litho offset and collotype monochrome by Van Leer of Amsterdam. 295 numbered copies have been printed on Pannekoek mould made paper and 2000 copies on Gelderland mill paper. The volume offered here is from the 2000 unnumbered edition US$0

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      London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,. [1953]. boards.. Fine, light foxing to cut edges, in a very good plus dust jacket,. very light rubbing to corners and edges, some soiling and spotting to. rear panel, some spotting to spine panel, front panel nice and. bright. A very attractive copy of an uncommon edition of this title.. (#129321).. First British edition. The first volume of the Foundation series, awarded a special Hugo in 1966 for best all-time series. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-12. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 819-31.

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        [Photo Album]: 180 Korean War Photographs

      1953. Oblong octavo. (48)pp. String bound with stiff paper boards with seven additional leaves of larger and smaller sizes laid in. Good, with moderate wear to the boards, page ends with some tears and chips, and all leaves loose, photos are very good with some general wear and a dozen with scattered splash marks. A collection of more than 180 photos from a soldier serving with the 11th Marine, 1st Division, "K" Battery in the final months of the Korean War. Approximately 20 of the photos show the soldier at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, in California, and with his family. The vast majority of the photos depict travel to and from Korea and service in country. Those images include shots of the countryside, some showing ancient statues; various military vehicles including helicopters, jeeps, boats, and a convoy of trucks; soldiers patrolling with their weapons and in foxholes; views around camp showing various buildings, roads, mortars and soldiers in formation; and candid pictures of troops resting, reading, cutting their hair, playing ping pong, and doing laundry. A sizable collection of photos showing military life in the waning days of the Korean War. .

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

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