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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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        Fishing the Pacific: Offshore and On

      Coward McCann Inc. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.. (1953). First. First edition. Illustrated by Lynn Bogue Hunt. A little foxing else fine in very good or better dustwrapper with rubbing and a few very small tears. Inscribed by the author to the great boxing champion: "For my friend Gene Tunney, with the hope he puts off Cahn Blanov(?), the world's best & the home of the Heavyweight Champ. Always, S. Kip Farrington. Dec 29 '53. From Mike Lerner." .

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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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        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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      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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        En attendant Godot

      Paris: Les Editions De Minuit. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY BECKETT on the title page; one of the most influential works of modern drama. "Voted the most significant English language play of the 20th century in a British Royal National Theatre poll of 800 playwrights, actors, directors and journalists... Beckett's naked play about two tramps waiting for Godot has tapped into our 20th-century public consciousness. It seems to express our deepest fears and our deepest knowledge of ourselves and our predicament" (Norman Berlin). Notably, the first edition of the text provided the public with their first experience of the complete play-Les Editions de Minuit published it three months before the play's debut (in French) in January 1953. "The first production of Beckett's own English translation, directed by Peter Hall, was staged at the Arts Theatre Club in London in August 1955. Kenneth Tynan's and Harold Hobson's reviews made it into an intellectual hit which has since been regarded as having transformed the British stage" (DNB). Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1952. Octavo, original wrappers; custom half-leather box. Text in French. Some browning and rubbing to spine. Extremely rare signed.

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        Sartre: Romantic Rationalist (First UK Edition, signed)

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

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        Love Among The Ruins

      U K Chapman and Hall 1953. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION No 175 of 350 Bound in Red Buckram with gilt decoration to the front cover and gilt lettering to the spine,TEG FINE No DW

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        Copper engraving: "Penthouse Roof"

      n.p. 1953 n.p., 1953. One of 100 signed. 10 x 12 inches (image size). . Matted, framed and glazed. Signed in pencil by the artist on the mount. Kraeft

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        Nausikaa-episoden. Fyra sånger ur Odysseen.

      Inledning av Knut Hagberg. Med originaletsningar av Johnny Friedlaender (Paris). Bibliofila Klubben 1953. 4:o. Nr 107/245 exemplar. 81,(1) s. + 8 signerade originaletsningar 8tryckta på handpress av G. Leblanc, Paris). Blått originalskinnband med blankt skyddsomslag. Övre guldsnitt. Lätt nöt vid ryggens huvud. Omslaget med bitar borta i övre kant och med smal fuktrand. 25,5 x 18 cm

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        Nausikaa-episoden. Fyra sånger ur Odysseen. Inledning av Knut Hagberg. Med originaletsningar av Johnny Friedlaender (Paris).

      Bibliofila klubben, 1953. 82 s., innehåller 8 signerade originaletsningar. Förlagets skinnskodda kartongband. 24,5 X 18 cm.. Numrerad upplaga om 245 exemplar, varav detta är nr 169

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        L´Anglais décrit dans le chateau fermé.

      Oxford & Cambridge MCMLIII (2 juin 1953). 8:o. (6 blank),145,(9 of which 8 are blank). No 277 of 350 numbered copies. Publisher`s printed wrappers. Sewn as issued. Some light edgewear. Spine slighly faded. Small spot lower edge back wrapper. 22,5 x 14,5 cm

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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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        Les Gazettes D'Adrienne Monnier 1925 - 1945

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Sinners Club

      Carnival Books / Hanro Corporation New York: Carnival Books / Hanro Corporation. (1953). First. First edition. Paperback original. A beautiful, fine, and probably unread copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Form. Årgång XLIX 1953 - årgång LVI 1960. Svenska slöjdföreningens tidskrift. Organ för konstindustri, konsthantverk och hemslöjd.

      Svenska slöjdföreningens förlag, 1953-60. Åtta volymer bundna i mamorerade tygklädda band med skinnryggtiteletiketter. Omslagen medbundna. Årgångarna 1953-1958 är dubbelt paginerade, med vanlig paginering och paginering med asterisk. Den senare pagineringen innehåller betalda annonser. Pagineringen med asterisk är medbunden endast för år 1953, för årgångarna 1954-1958 är den ej medbunden. Årgångarna 1959-60 har ej denna dubbla paginering. 27 X 20 cm. Band och inlaga i mycket gott skick

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        Water colour painting of the Construction of the Brevoort Apartments on Fifth Avenue in New York City

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

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      Hamish Hamilton. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket; ORIGINAL – and notoriously brittle - DJ with slight chipping along upper edge, some general rubbing, small, hardly noticeable closed tear to middle of spine as well as crushing at top of spine (reinforced with tape). 1953. First British Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Precedes the US edition; 8vo; Unclipped DJ in good condition .

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        En attendant Godot

      Les Editions De Minuit Paris: Les Editions De Minuit. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY BECKETT on the title page; one of the most influential works of modern drama. "Voted the most significant English language play of the 20th century in a British Royal National Theatre poll of 800 playwrights, actors, directors and journalists... Beckett's naked play about two tramps waiting for Godot has tapped into our 20th-century public consciousness. It seems to express our deepest fears and our deepest knowledge of ourselves and our predicament" (Norman Berlin). Notably, the first edition of the text provided the public with their first experience of the complete play-Les Editions de Minuit published it three months before the play's debut (in French) in January 1953. "The first production of Beckett's own English translation, directed by Peter Hall, was staged at the Arts Theatre Club in London in August 1955. Kenneth Tynan's and Harold Hobson's reviews made it into an intellectual hit which has since been regarded as having transformed the British stage" (DNB).Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1952. Octavo, original wrappers; custom half-leather box. Text in French. Some browning and rubbing to spine. Extremely rare signed.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company ]
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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.. Trykt i 600 ex. Let brunet forside og lille skjold på hjørne. Proveniens: grafikeren Palle Nielsen.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        Appendices ad Hainii-Copingeri Repertorium Bibliographicum: Additiones et Emendationes: [Two Volumes]

      Gorlich Editore Milano: Gorlich Editore. (1953). Reprint. Quartos. Two volume set with volume one containing Fasciculus I-IV: 206pp., 208pp., 216pp., 208pp., and volume two containing Fasciculus V and VI (199pp. 190pp.) plus Indices 328pp., and Supplementum 109pp. and Index Auctorum Generais CXXXV. Text in Latin / Italian. Owner's name neatly printed on front endpapers, some pen marginalia, small tidemark on bottom page edges of volume one (not affecting text), hinge cracked on volume two, still a very good set. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        PRIMAVERA NELLA CITTA' MURATA. Quattro acqueforti.

      In folio (mm. 502 x 360), cartella edit. contenente 4 acqueforti di Corrado Balest - mm. 265 x 350 - nella tiratura 24 su 50, firmate dall'artista. Presentazione di Bino Rebellato, con note sul pittore Corrado Balest (nato a Sospirolo, Belluno, nel 1923). In ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        [Caption Title]: Ford Armando

      Ford Armando B. Aires: Ford Armando. 1953. Double spiral-bound in full leather with applied engraved silver presentation label (marked "900" and "Industria Argentina") pierced with a small silk braided ribbon. [60]pp., of photographic images. No text. Some modest wear to the leather boards, silver label tarnished, small marks on a couple images, but overall near fine. Silver presentation label reads: "To Arthur J. Wieland as a Souvenir of the Inauguration of the Agency Ford Armando. June 30th, 1953. B. Aires, R.Argentina. The photos are of exceptional quality, and depict the ceremonies surrounding the opening of the car dealership, the notables and gathered crowds (which we are reasonably certain include Argentina's then-President Juan Peron), the physical agency, the cars and buses, etc. Wieland was vice president of Ford International at the time, and was largely responsible for the growth of Ford in South America, particularly in Argentina and Brazil. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Prototype Sports Car Concept Art

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Horn of the Hunter: The Story of an African Safari

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

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
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