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      1953. 1. BEMELMANS,LUDWIG. MADELINE'S RESCUE. NY: Viking 1953 (1953). Folio (9 x 12 1/4"), cloth, 56p., Fine in VG+ dust wrapper with small chip at head of spine. 1st edition. Madeline is saved from drowning by a dog. Beautiful color illustrations by the author. Nice copy. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Invisible Man

      New York: Random House. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Ellison's masterful first book, winner of the 1953 National Book Award for Fiction. Ellison's "importance as a writer was established by his first novel, Invisible Man, published in April 1952. Immediately acclaimed by critics, it was recognized not merely as an excellent novel by a black author, but as a great literary achievement. In The Negro Novel in America, Robert Bone called Invisible Man 'quite possibly the best American novel since World War II.' Also well received by general readers, the novel spent sixteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list" (ANB). New York: Random House, 1952. Octavo, original beige cloth, original dust jacket. Book with wear between the front free endpaper and the title, otherwise fine. Dust jacket with occasional light edgewear, particularly at top and tail of spine and one horizontal crease across spine only. An attractive copy of a scarce and important work of 20th century fiction.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Collage Seventeen

      [Chicago, 1953].. Collage of cut colored wove papers and woven cloth cord, mounted on four layered planes of glass, signed “Marie Zoe Greene” in black ink on the glass at lower right. 600 x 495 mm. (23 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches). Original massive wood frame. An important abstract collage construction in glass and colored paper by Greene-Mercier, one of Moholy-Nagy's first students at the New Bauhaus in Chicago. Dating from 1953, "Collage Seventeen" was one of twenty "polyplane collages," which represent a breakthrough of sorts in her work, and a fascinating chapter in postwar modernist abstraction. The series occupied Greene-Mercier for a decade. On its completion, the complete series was given an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in March-April 1955, at the invitation of Carl O. Schniewind, in the Department of Prints and Drawings. We quote at length from an article by Lloyd C. Engelbrecht on "Marie-Zoe Greene-Mercier: The Polyplane Collages," which appeared in "Art International" in 1978: "Marie-Zoe Greene-Mercier is best known for her grandly-scaled monumental sculpture, such as the two French Government commissions at Barcarès and Arras. Less well known is a series of collages in which she explored the spatial relationships created by separating paper and other materials by multiple panes of glass, which she has named 'polyplane collages.' "There are twenty of these collages in all, the earliest dating from 1946. The first ten to be completed were exhibited on numerous occasions as individual works, and all twenty were shown as a group in the Art Institute of Chicago in 1955. Although some were shown again as a group in the following two years in the same city, since 1957 only a few have been exhibited, at infrequent intervals. With the patina of time acquired in the last twenty years they now seem to be part of a whole, much like a musical suite in which the individual movements each make their statement, at the same time complementing one another. "Greene-Mercier first turned to collage in 1945, when she made a series of three collages using the 'traditional' methods involving pieces of paper and glue. She soon yielded to the sculptor's fascination with construction in space and began to experiment with panes of glass, which she inserted between the pieces of paper. The twenty collages with panes of glass were the result, and since they followed the three without glass, she numbered them from four to twenty-three. The first two were made with three panes of glass, and the rest with four panes. Paper was pressed, and patterned Japanese paper, burlap, thread, string and rope were used as well. The panes of glass are bound tightly together with tape, and the glass is set flush with the other materials except in those collages in which parts of the glass panes were cut away for the artist by a master glass cutter…. "Each collage makes a statement in the Constructivist idiom, and the forms suspended in orthogonally defined space go back to the origins of Constructivism; Malevich exhibited a black square hovering over a white ground in 1915. What Greene-Mercier has accomplished is to articulate orthogonally defined space in a new way, although employing traditional materials. (She once remarked that she rejected the idea of using plexiglass because she was attracted to the long tradition of glass as a material for artists.)" Born in 1911, Greene-Mercier first came to Chicago in 1933, shortly after graduating from Radcliffe, and was involved in Constructivist art in Chicago from the time of her arrival. In 1934 she assisted James Johnson Sweeney with an exhibition of abstract art at the University of Chicago which included the first showing of paintings by Mondrian in the city. At the New Bauhaus she studied with Archipenko and Gyorgy Kepes, as well as with Moholy-Nagy. One of her polyplane collages, "Collage Eight" (1946), was included in the exhibition "Abstract and Surrealist American Art" at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1947. Her successful career, later dedicated primarily to work in bronze and steel, was surveyed in a retrospective exhibition at Amerika Haus, Berlin, in 1977.

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        Complete Set of First Editions of Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels The Works include: Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories containing From A View To A Kill and Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesties Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy and The Living Daylights

      London: Jonathan Cape 1953-1966., 1953. 14 volumes; 8vo. All First Impressions. Beautifully bound in deep red half oasis morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt titles to spines; top edges gilt; black cloth boards. Some occasional spotting/toning else near fine. An impressive set of 'The most famous spy in literature' - Steinbrunner and Penzler. Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography (2012)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Hépérile éclaté. [Par] Raymond Hains, Jacques de la Villeglé, Camille Bryen

      Paris (The authors), [1953].. (20)pp. Loosely inserted, as issued: folding double-sided tract/prospectus by the three collaborators, handsomely designed with an elaborate lettriste composition. Sm. 8vo. Cream wraps., printed in grey, with wrap-around band printed in black. Stitched and inserted loose in wrapper, as issued. One of 300 copies “conformes à la maquette,” numbered by hand with a lettrist designation, from the edition of 1000 in all. Bryen’s phonetic poem, first published by P.A.B. in 1950, is here reproduced and distorted using a glass frame spline. An exquisite and historic instance of Hain’s and Villéglé’s lettres éclatées, an aspect of Ultra-Lettrist investigation. Presentation copy, inscribed in blue ink (partly in lettriste characters) by Raymond Hains, “avec mes meilleurs voeux pour 1961,” on a preliminary leaf.

      [Bookseller: Ars Libri Ltd]
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        Creature from the Black Lagoon --- in the Rare Dustjacket

      London: Dragon Books, No Date (circa 1953-1954 ), 1st Edition, 1st Printing ----------hardcover, blue cloth, Near Fine but there is a thin line of fading along the upper edge of the boards and a small faded spot on the spine where there has been a wee bit of loss on the dustjacket spine, bit of foxing to the endpapers so lets call this a Very Good+ book, the dustjacket is overall a strong Good example ( bordering on a reasonable Very Good ), small bit of loss on spine of dustjacket not affecting any lettering, light overall wear, ---with brilliant cover art depicting the Creature in his cave, carrying an unconscious woman, ---whilst Dracula and Frankenstein heralded the beginning of the great horror movies, by the 1950's horror movies had really degraded to the point where they were being presented as comedies, a la Abbot and Costello meet the Wolfman ---or Dracula ---.or The Mummy, etc. Creature from the Black Lagoon was a successful last ( aqueous ) gasp at the tradition of real horror movies, proving very successful, this movie tie in edition is rare!, reportedly, a paperback version of this book sold for $1000, I expect that I will never see another copy in my bookselling lifetime, the small bookseller's label in the scan is so the scan cannot be copied (easily anyway) and is NOT on the actual dustjacket, Fearn wrote under the following names: Geoffrey Armstrong, Thornton Ayre, Hugo Blayn, Morton Boyce, Hank Carson, Dennis Clive, Hank Cole, Polton Cross, Mark Denholm, Douglas Dodd, Sheridan Drew, Max Elton, Matt Francis, Spike Gordon, Volsted Gridban, Griff, Malcolm Hartley, Conrad G Holt, Preston James, Frank Jones, Nat Karta, Marvin Kayne, Clem Larson, Herbert Lloyd, Paul Lorraine, Astron del Martia, Jed McCloud, Mick McCoy, Jed McNab, Dom Passante, Francis Rose, Laurence F Rose, Ward Ross, Frank Russell, John Russell, Arnold Ryden, Bryan Shaw, John Slate, Vargo Statten, Earl Titan, John Werheim, Ephraim Winiki, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good. Illus. by Movie Tie-in Edition.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        The Minister - SIGNED

      Montgomeryshire Printing Co, 1953. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition First Impression INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "From R S Thomas with Best Wishes" on the half-title. & Original stiff white card with black wrappers. Price on flap of jacket has been hidden with tape by the author before gifting it to his friend Dr Thomas, else a Fine copy in very near fine wrappers one small (1cm) closed tear. Provenance : Ex Libris Doctor Thomas and then by descent. See the other works from the same source.

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        Portrait Photograph of Leontyne Price

      New York may 19 1953 New York, may 19 1953. (PRICE, LEONTYNE) 32.5 x 23.4 cm. (12-3/4 x 9-1/4 inches). Gelatin silver print. Half-length pose holding flowers, in front of studio backdrop. Atelier stamp on rear, with pencil notes giving the date of the session, subject of the photo, and Van Vechten's id number ("xvii KK 2") . Rare portrait of the young soprano at the beginning of her operatic stardom, in coat and gown, taking a "curtain call". Not in the Library of Congress collection

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Nine Stories / J. D. Salinger

      Boston : Little, Brown, [1953], 1953. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st issue. Description: 302 p. 20 cm. Subjects: United States --Social life and customs --20th century --Fiction. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Cheyenne Autumn

      New York, McGraw-Hill, [1953]. 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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        La Selva de los Reptiles

      Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, 1953. First edition. Loose quires in glassine covered printed wrappers within a portfolio in slip case. A fine copy in a very good portfolio with tears along joints. Cardboard slip case present but in parts. 4to. Illus. with 4 b/w plates. No. 6 of 88 numbered copies (of a run of 100). Printed with Garamond types and specially drawn initials on Charter Eggshell paper. Composition directed by Dr. Eduardo J. Bullrich, the President of the Argentine Society of Bibliophiles,who completed this work shortly before his death. The drypoint illustrations by the artist, sculpture, and printer, Maria Carmen Portela (1898-1984) were printed by Raul Veroni. Joaquín Víctor González (1863-1923) studied law at the University of Cordoba, was Congressman, Senator, Governor of La Rioja, Minister of Interior, Minister of Justice and Public Instruction. He founded the University of La Plata. As a writer, his most famous book is "My Mountains. As a lawyer published the" Manual of the Constitution Argentina. Colombo Fine Printing 219. El Art del Libro 115.

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        Carbon typescript of "THE COMING OF SOMETHING TO THE WIDOW HOLLY."

      New York: Liebling-Wood, [nd. but ca. 1953].. 12 leaves. Quarto. Clean carbon typescript, typed on rectos only. Bradbound in agency wrappers with typed label. A typescript of this short story from the dispersal of the duplicate files of Williams's long-time agent, Audrey Wood. The story saw first publication in any format NEW DIRECTIONS FOURTEEN (1953) and was collected in HARD CANDY and its variant in 1954. CRANDELL B30 & A13.I.a.

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        Fløjte Huggas Billedbog. Tegnet, skrevet og komponeret af Henry Heerup. (Hvedekorns Bogserie.)

      Permild & Rosengreen, 1953. (16 sider). Gennemillustreret med farvelithografier. Orig. papomslag med orig. sejlgarnsbinding i ryggen. Stort format.. Med dedikation fra Heerup på titelbladet: "Hilsen fra/Heerup". Trykt i 600 ex. Anelse brunet på bindet.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Underbara Köpenhamn.

      Litograferet plakat trykt i farver af Chr. Sørensen. København 1953.100 x 62 cm.. Originaltryk af den ultimative danske turistplakat. Plakaten vandt, ved en tilfældighed, mange år senere den internationale pris for den bedste turistplakat. Den danske komité havde fremsendt et udvalg af danske turistplakater pakket ind i Vagnbys plakat, som fejlagtigt blev opfattet som et bidrag til konkurrencen og herefter bedømt som det bedste bidrag

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        Signed tribute to Steinway & Sons. New York: 1953

      New York, 1953 Pablo Casals - [1876-1973]. Legendary Spanish Catalan cellist. Signed autographed tribute to Steinway & Sons. In French. "C'est avec plaisit que je me joints a Tous ceux qui enverront leur félicitation à la famille Steinway à l'occasion du centenaire de la fondation de cette célèbre firme. Pablo Casals / Prades (P.O.) / France / 16 Juin 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 on plain white letterhead in fine condition.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, 1953. 1953 First Edition. NEAR FINE in GOOD+ dust jacket; in scarce original Slipcase which is in Fair condition. 96 B/W plates - photos of Noguchi sculptures. Text in English and Japanese. With tissues tipped between front/rear endpapers and text block, calligraphed in Japanese characters. Front endpapers have small label from Charles Tuttle (importer of the book) and owner name (printed and written) and date (December 1959) neatly penned at top, no other markings. Small chip at bottom of gutter of front endpapers. Tissue leaves slightly toned. Title page lightly rubbed, otherwise text pages are fine. Bound in bright blue cloth hardcover with decorative gilt stamping on front, gilt spine lettering. Cover is clean and bright, light wear at spine ends. Binding is very good; hinges intact, no loose or pulled pages. Good+ jacket is clean and complete: moderately edgeworn with small tears and chips, and light rubbing along edges, spine and flap folds. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Also present is the very rare slipcase of corrugated board with bright yellow paper spine, printed in black along spine and front panel. The slipcase is Fair only - considerably age toned, soiled and edgeworn. Essay "A Strange Art Journey" by Shuzo Takiguchi. Photos by Noguchi, Ken Domon, Berenice Abbott, Manshichi Sakamoto, Rudi Burchart and others. 10 x 11-1/2". First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good+. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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      Paris: Paris: Gallimard, 1953., 1953 First Edition of this collection relating to the famous post-Indo-China war political scandal in France. Inscribed and Signed by Sartre on the half-title page to Françoise Adelson. Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre. A fine copy in the publisher's printed wrappers and original glassine. Housed in an elegant custom clamshell case, black cloth over marbled paper, red morocco spine label with gilt titles. An excellent copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        The Birds of Burma

      Endinburgh: Oliver and Boyd 1953, 2nd revised edition. () [xliii] 668pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Quarto. Publisher's green cloth; spint title in gilt, corners lightly bumped. Illustrated dust jacket, unclipped; small notation in ink to spine of jacket. Textblock edges untrimmed. Colour frontis; 30 further colour plates from paintings, folding map at rear. A magnificent copy; bright and beautifully illustrated. Originally printed in an extremely limited edition in 1940 in Rangoon. A detailed study of the species of Burma, with beautifully rendered illustrations by Commander A. Hughes of the Colonial Forestry Service. Scarce in condition and jacket..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Human Desire (Original Film Pressbook)

      Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1953. Original pressbook for the 1954 film, "Human Desire," directed by Fritz Lang, based on the 1890 novel "La Bete Humaine" by Emile Zola and previously filmed under that title in 1938 by Jean Renoir. Written for the screen by Alfred Hayes, and starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, and Broderick Crawford. & & Blackmailed into remaining with her murderous husband Carl (Broderick Crawford), Vicki (Gloria Grahame) convinces her new lover Jeff (Glenn Ford) to kill Carl and recover the evidence of her involvement in a murder. 15 pages, saddle stitched, 12 x 16 inches. & & About Near Fine condition. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Light wear, but no starting, to the hinge fold. Faint pencil initials to the front panel and ink stain and light soiling to the rear. One of the definitive femme fatales of film noir, Grahame turns in an edgy performance as a woman "born to be bad... to be kissed... to make trouble." Siver and Ward, p. 136. Selby, 180.

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Essays in Positive Economics

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press,, 1953. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine, red topstain. With the dust jacket. A very good copy in the jacket, not price-clipped, with tape remnant at foot of spine, two large chips at upper inner corners of front and rear panels, and smaller chips at lower outer corner. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Hodder & Stoughton. London.,1953. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Signed by Hunt, dated 1960, on the title page. Illustrated with 48 mono and colour photos, plus several line drawings. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Very good copy in very good colour dustwrapper, designed by W. Heaton Cooper. There is some minor chipping to the top of the spine, which is a little darkened, and a couple of closed tears-without loss, but overall a very good example.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids

      St. Albans: Fisher. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. First separate edition (offprint) of the three papers announcing the discovery of the structure of DNA, one of the most important scientific achievements of the century. The three landmark articles (including an illustration of the double helix), appeared together in the April 25, 1953 issue of Nature. Realizing the significant of the articles, the publisher took the highly unusual step of publishing the offprint with the three articles together. Few copies were printed and the offprint is of great rarity on the market. Watson, James D.; Crick, Francis. Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids, A Structure for Dexyribose Nucleic Acid. WITH: Wilkins, M.H.F.; Stokes, A.R.; Wilson, H.R. Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids. WITH: Franklin, Rosalind E.; Gosling, R.G.; Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate. Offprint from Nature, vol 171, p.737ff, April 25, 1953. 14pp. St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co., Ltd, 1953. Original self-wrappers. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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&

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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]

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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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