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

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1953-1966., 1953. 14 volumes; 8vo. (19 x 38cm). All First Impressions. Beautifully bound in full black oasis morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles to spines with a gilt-tooled skull to last compartment; all edges gilt; marbled end papers. Publisher's original upper cover and spine bound in at rear of each volume. A couple of volumes with the odd spot of browing / thumbing. Generally fine. An impressive set. '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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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape 1953, 1953. FIRST IMPRESSION, Second Issue. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards with red titles and 'Heart' design to upper, in the second issue (overprinted) dust-jacket, priced at 10s.6d. The book is near fine, with a gentle spine lean and neat gift inscription, edges clean without the usual toning. The wrapper has some edgewear and a few chips and tears, extemities of rear panel toned. A very good copy, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box The first James Bond novel (only 4728 copies). Gilbert A1a (1.2).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Casino Royale (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1953, 1953. First Edition, First Impression. Octavo, pp 218. Elegantly hand-bound for Aspreys of London (by Sangorski and Sutcliffe) in full black gilt-decorated crushed morocco, with eminently suitable Japanese endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. The first James Bond novel. (Only 4728 copies). Casino Royale has been adapted for the big screen twice- initially as a camp spoof in 1967, then again as a gritty return-to-form thriller, in 2006. Gilbert A1a.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Faster Than Thought: A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [very light soiling to bottom edges of covers, slight bumping to bottom corners; jacket spine a bit browned, light wear at corners]. (B&W photographs, diagrams) Very attractive copy of this important early "state of the technology" symposium about computers, in which "the contributions of twenty-four well-known experts have been brought together to give a clear account of modern digital computing machines, their history, theory and design, and their application to industry, commerce and scientific research." The editor, later Baron Bowden, as a noted English scientist, and quite prescient about the future impact of computer technology. (It's worth nothing that there is only one American listed among the contributing experts, Mr. R. Stuart-Williams of RCA Laboratories in Princeton, N.J. My favorite name among the contributors: Miss Cicely M. Popplewell, Royal Society Computing Laboratory, Manchester University.) Chapter 25, written by Dr. A.M. Turing (often referred to as "the father of computer science and artificial intelligence) is entitled "Digital Computers Applied to Games," in which it's discussed "how a digital computer can be made to play chess -- it does so rather badly, and how it plays draughts [checkers] -- it does so quite well." Also described in the chapter is Nimrod, "a special simple machine which was built to entertain the public during the [1951] Festival of Britain," and notable in computing history as having been the first digital computer designed exclusively to play a game (in this case Nim, a mathemetical game of strategy). Stamped on both endpapers: Technical Library; Property of Leach Corporation, 5915 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles 3, California. .

      [Bookseller: ReadInk]
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      (Paris, 1953). Uncut in the original printed wrappers, worn. Several tears to front wrapper and to spine.. First edition, presentation-copy, of one of Beckett's main works, with a signed four-line presentation-inscription in French to half-title, dated July, 1953

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        A Frame of Mind: Eighteen Poems

      University of Reading Reading: University of Reading. 1953. First. First edition. Very modest age-toning, else near fine in stapled self-wrappers as issued. One of 150 numbered copies. A small and uncommon poetry pamphlet. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Chief Justices I Have Known

      Presentation copy of the Justice's informal talk delivered at Virginia Law School, devoted with great charm and insight to Chief Justices Fuller, White, Taft, Hughes and Stone--"For Fritz Wiener / from his friend / Felix Frankfurter / Xmas 53". From the November issue, a little faded; stapled wraps, 30 pages. Virginia Law Review Association, Charlottesville, 1953.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        UN LIBRO ILLEGGIBILE QUADRATO. De Kwadraat-Bladen. The Quadrat-Prints. Les Feuilles-Cadrat. Die Quadrat-Blaetter.

      Mm. 250x250, astuccio mod., copertina in cartoncino grigio muto con fustellatura romboidale, pp. (36) bianche e rosse tagliate e fustellate, contenute in un "manifesto" piegato a triangoli su cui è stampato, in otto lingue, il testo biografico e la presentazione dell'A.: "Ma cosa sono questi 'Libri illeggibili'? Sono libri senza parole, libri con pagine tagliate in diversi modi, con pagine di diversi colori. Come questo libro che e' avvolto in questo foglio. Si voltano le pagine come per leggere e si compongono e si scompongono molte composizioni geometriche e quando ne trovate una che vi piace più delle altre la potete mettere sotto vetro finchè non avrete voglia di cambiarla..". "Edizione originale". ll volume fa parte della collana "De Kwadraat-Bladen", pubblicata in Olanda. Cfr. Maffei "Munari-I libri" (Sylvestre Bonnard), p. 88 - "Bruno Munari" (Electa), p. 21. Edizione in tirat. di 2000 esempl., ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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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.

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        Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry. A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

      Pantheon / Bollingen Series XXXV New York: Pantheon / Bollingen Series XXXV, 1953. First Edition. Quarto (25cm). Cloth-backed tan linen boards, stamped in gilt; xxxii, 423pp; tipped-in color frontispiece & 68 leaves of plates. Inscribed on front endpaper by artist Ben Shahn to his wife Bernarda, dated 1955. Minor external wear; internally clean and unmarked; Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with estate label tipped on to front endpaper. Very nice association copy of Maritain's treatise on the relationship between art and spiritual experience, a theme which played an ever-increasing role in Shahn's work in the 1950s and 60s.

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        Philosophische Untersuchungen. Philosophical Investigations. Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe.

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1953. X, [+Xe] 232, [232e] p. Publisher´s cloth with dust jacket. Slightly worn dust jacket with some minor tear and a stain. Interior in very good condition and with a loose errata leaf. The errata has been corrected by pencil in the text.. First edition. With German and English parallell text

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Philosophische Untersuchungen/ Philosophical Investigations. Translated by E.M. Anscombe.

      Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1953. 8vo. Orig. full blue cloth w. gilt lettering on back, orig. dust-jacket. D-j. w. minor loss to upper capital as well as some other nicks, folding-marks and a few stains, not price-clipped. Book-block and cloth-bdg. very nice and clean. X, [+Xe], 232, [+232e] pp.. First edition. With German-English parallel-text.An absolute main work of 20th century philosophy. This groundbreaking work, in which the essence of the "old Wittgenstein" is captured, is the most studied of Wittgenstein's works. The work was published posthumously two years after W.'s death, though he planned for it to appear earlier. It has had an immense impact on the philosophy of language and mind, and has irreversibly changed the way philosophy is done today

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Vins, fleurs et flammes. paris, bernard klein, 1953.

      Cm. 34, pp. 200 (4). Con 16 tavole in nero ed a colori di cui una ripiegata. A fogli sciolti, come d'origine, Bross. orig. ill. a colori ed entro emboitage editoriale e custodia. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione a tiratura limitata e numerata. Il presente esemplare (n. 63) appartiene alla tiratura di testa di 75 copie impresse su ""Arches"" con due suites a colori su ""Japon nacré"" e ""Japon Impérial"" ed arricchito di due acqueforti originali numerate e firmate dagli artisti. Raccolta di scritti dedicati al vino, molti dei quali in stesura originale. Testi di: G. Duhamel, Max Jacob, Roger Vitrac, Raoul Ponchon, Tristan Derème, Louis Jouvet, Colette, Mac Orlan, H. de Villefosse, F. Fleuret, M. Fombeure e Paul Valery. Illustrazioni di: Jacques Villon, Raoul Dufy (2), Max Jacob, André Derain (2), P.Y. Tremois, Jean Cocteau, Gen Paul, Foujita, Kisling, Utrillo, Honegger e Brianchon (4).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        A Pocket Full of Rye.

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company (1953).. First American edition, 8vo, (viii), 211, (1) pp. Signed by the Author on the title page. Cloth, light rubbing to extremities, d.w., not price clipped, some light browning and soiling, minor loss to lower corner of upper wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Some Faces in the Crowd (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

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

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        Surrealistische Publikationen. Heft 1 und 2. (= Alles Erschienene).

      94,32 S. mit zusammen 18 Abbildungen, Illustr. Orig.-Broschur. Erste Ausgabe.- Mit Texten und. Illustrationen von Paul Celan, Werner Riemerschmied, Walter Behrens, Victor Brauner, Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, André Breton, Hans Arp, Benjamin Péret, Edgar Jené, Antonin Artaud, Rudolf Wittkopf, Max Hölzer, Franz Rogler, Julien Gracq u.a.- Heft 1 mit der Baubinde " Die erste Manifestation der AVANTGARDE AUF GEISTIGEM UND SOZIALEM GEBIET in deutscher Sprache".- Gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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        Untitled, pencil on paper, signed

      n.p 1953 n.p, 1953. Image 9-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches; matted and framed. . Fine condition . Herman Armour Webster (1878-1970) was born in New York City and attended Yale, graduating in 1900. He then moved to Paris and studied painting and etching at the Jullien Academy. In 1905 four of his etchings were shown at the Paris Salon, and in 1907 he became an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, in London; he subsequently became a member of the Societe National des Beaux Arts in Paris. His work is represented in the collections of the Musee Nationale du Luxenburg, Paris, as well as the Library of Congress, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Chicago Art Institute, among others

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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900 A Bibliographical Record of Two Centuries of Coloured Plate Bird Books

      London: Collins & Van Nostrand, 1953.. First Thus. Nr Fine. Elephant Folio No: 26 of a limited edition of 295 copies printed by the Chiswick Press on Pannekoek mould made paper, bound by Mansell of London in half morocco over hand marbled boards and signed by all three authors. With one double folding plate and fifteen single plates in full colour and twenty-four collotype plates in black and white.120pp inc index. The specimen plate from the Prospecturs has been neatly laid on with the remainder of the prospectus laid in loose.In matching slip case (slight wear at extremities). There is some occasional and barely noticeable foxing mainly to tissue guards.

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
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