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        Cris *

      P. Seghers, Paris 14.12.1953. - Broché, couverture imprimée bicolore à rabats. Mystérieux nom à l'encre turquoise sur page de titre et trace d'ancienne étiquette sous la justification Ce premier livre de l'auteur, une égyptienne née en 1928, un recueil poétique puissant traversé d'images érotiques surréalistes. Édition originale. L'un des 20 exemplaires de tête lettrés sur Hollande, avant 110 Alfamarais.

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        The Growth and Fluctuation of the British Economy 1790-1850. An Historical, Statistical, and Theoretical Study of Britain's Economic Development, Volumes 1 & 2

      London: Oxford University Press, 1953. First editions. Octavo, original red cloth, 2 volumes. Both volumes are signed by the economist Anna Jacobson Schwartz. Volume 1 is near fine in a very good dust jacket. Volume 2 is near fine in a good dust jacket with a chip to the top right of the front panel. American economist Anna Schwartz's position at the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York City led her to be called by Paul Krugman, "one of the world's greatest monetary scholars" (Krugman, 2007), for which she is well-known for her collaboration project with Milton Friedman, A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960. In similar and successful manner, she collaborated with Walt Whitman Rostow for The Growth and Fluctuation of the British Economy 1790-1850. It is still highly regarded among economic scholars of the period.

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        The Boy from Oklahoma (Original screenplay, producer David Weisbart's bound copy)

      Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1953. Final Shooting script for the 1954 film Western, "The Boy from Oklahoma," directed by Michael Curtiz, written for the screen by Michael Fessier, Frank Davis, Winston Miller (though only Davis credited here), and starring Will Rogers, Jr., Wallace Ford, Nancy Olson, Lon Chaney, and Slim Pickens. Producer David Weisbart's bound presentation copy. & & A Western in the tradition of "Destry Rides Again," wherein a young lawyer sets up shop in an unruly town, and is drawn very much against his will into conflict when his old friend (Wallace Ford) is murdered. & & Red leather binding with gilt design and rule, with David Weisbart's name stamped at the bottom right corner of the front board. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Davis. 106 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2/19/53 and 3/3/53. Pages and binding in Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        I Confess (Original Film Pressbook)

      Burbank: Warner Brothers, 1953. Original pressbook for the 1953 film, "I Confess," directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the play "Our Two Consciences" by Paul Anthelme. Written for the screen by George Tabori and William Archibald, and starring Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, and O.E. Hasse. After hearing the confession of a murderer (O.E. Hasse), a priest (Montgomery Clift) finds himself accused of the same crime and must choose between exonerating himself or keeping his vow. 23 pages, saddle stitched, 11 x 17 inches. Very Good plus condition, lacking ad supplement. Faint horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. A bit of separation at the spine ends and center (at the fold), with some light toning at the wrapper edges. "Underrated, meaningful Hitchcock concept film." Selby 185.

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        SING OUT! Folk Music Magazines - 127 issues - 1953 to 2012

      NYC & Bethlehem, PA: Sing Out. first Editions. Pictorial Paper Covers. Very Good. SING OUT! Folk Music Magazine. Group of 127 different issues, beginning with January 1953 and ending with Autumn 2012. Most issues are 8.5" x 5.5", some larger, and all have their original pictorial covers. The editors of this magazine were not consistent in publishing quarterly, or bi-monthly, or occasionally, so we will list the issues present in this collection. Included are: 1953 (Jan, Oct, Dec); 1960 (Oct-Nov, Dec-Jan); 1961 (Feb-Mar, Summer, Oct-Nov, Dec-Jan); 1962 (Feb-Mar, Oct-Nov); 1963 (Feb-Mar, Apr-May, Summer, Oct-Nov, Dec-Jan); 1964 (Feb-Mar, Apr-May, July, Sept, Oct); 1965 (May, Nov); 1966 (Jan, Apr-May, Sept); 1967 (Feb-Mar, Apr-May, Oct-Nov); 1968 (Mar-Apr, June-July, Oct-Nov); 1969 (Feb-Mar, July-Aug, Sept-Oct, Winter); 1970 (Mar-Apr, June-July, Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec); 1971 (Jan-Feb, May-June, July-Aug, Sept-Oct); 1972 (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, Sept-Oct); 1973 (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-June, July-Aug, Sept-Oct); 1974 (Mar-Apr, Nov-Dec); 1977 (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-June, July-Aug, Sept-Oct); 1978 (May-June, July, Aug); 1979 (Sept-Oct); 1980 (Mar-Apr, July-Aug, Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec); 1983 (Apr-May, July-Aug); 1984 (Jan-Feb, Apr-May, Oct-Nov-Dec); 1985 (Apr-May, Oct-Nov-Dec); 1986 (Winter); 1987 (Spring, Fall, Winter); 1989 (Winter); 1990 (Spring, Summer, Fall); 1991 (Spring); 1992 (Aug-Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec-Jan); 1993 (May-June, Aug-Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec-Jan); 1994 (Feb-Mar-Apr, Aug-Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec-Jan); 1995 (Aug-Sept-Oct); 1997 (Feb-Mar-Apr); 1998 (Summer); 2001 (Summer); 2002 (Spring); 2003 (Fall, Winter); 2004 (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter); 2005 (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter); 2006 (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter); 2007 (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter); 2008 (Spring, Summer, Autumn); 2009 (Mar-Apr-May, Summer, Autumn-Winter); 2010 (Spring, Summer, Nov-Dec-Jan); 2011 (Spring, Summer, Autumn/Winter); 2012 (Autumn).

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        Neue Deutsche Biographie, Band 1 (A-Beh) bis Band 24 (Schw-Sta) sowie Gesamtregister auf CD-ROM (= alles bis 2013 erschienene), hrsg. von der Historischen Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften,

      Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1953-2010,. 4°, ca. 19.000 Seiten, zweispaltig gesetzt, im Band 24 noch ein aktualisiertes Gesamtregister der Allgemeinen Deutschen Biographie und der Neuen Deutschen Biographie auf CD-ROM, rote original Leineneinbände mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung (der Band 24 noch im original Pappschuber mit Rückenschild) bzw. Papp-Klappmappe mit der CD-ROM, schöne, saubere Exemplare, kaum Nutzungsspuren bei den frühen Bänden, die letzten Bände tadellos (rororeg) Das Werk ist auf 28 Bände angelegt, die bis 2020 vorliegen sollen. Wegen des hohen Gewichts ist ein Versand ins Ausland nur nach Absprache möglich.

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        Some Faces in the Crowd (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

      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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        Poèmes de Fresnes. Lithographies originales de Edmond Heuzé. [Exemplaire avec suite et trois dessins originaux]

      Paris: Cercle Grolier, 1953. Livre. Illus. by Edmond Heuzé. Bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. limitée. In-4. Paris, Cercle Grolier, 1953. 28 x 23 cm, in-4, 1 f. (vie de l'auteur) - 1 f. cartonné muet - 87 pp. - 3 ff. n. ch., 29 lithographies originales en noir dans le texte dont le titre et 1 à pleine page, en feuilles sous couverture blanche à rabats imprimée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Première édition illustrée. Tirage unique à 200 exemplaires sur Lana, celui-ci n°2 nominatif (Jacques André), enrichi d'une des 15 SUITES sur Chine des 30 illustrations, présenté sous une chemise SIGNEE par Edmond Heuzé, ainsi que du MENU, illustré et SIGNE par le même et enfin de TROIS DESSINS ORIGINAUX SIGNES à la mine de plomb, qui sont des études préparatoires à l'illustration de ce livre directement composées sur des feuillets d'épreuves. Particulièrement rare avec la suite, le menu et les dessins, sans doute offerts en lots lors du repas. Des rousseurs, pour le reste très bon. (MONOD, 1898).

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        Oeuvres, 8 tomes (complet pour cette édition)

      1953. Albert Dubout. . Imprimerie Nationale, André Sauret éditeur Paris, 1953-1954 Couverture rempliée illustrée, in 4 (25 x 20 cm), 183 + 214 + 209 +217 + 209 + 228 +195 + 211 pages, 173 illustrations en couleurs, coloriées à la main par Maurice Beaufumé, d'après aquarelles de Albert Dubout. sous emboîtage bleu, dos avec fers et titre doré. Tirage limité à 5000 exemplaires : 500 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à CCCCC sur Grand Vergé d'Arches avec une suite en noir, 5000 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 5000 sur Vélin d'Arches, 100 exemplaires Hors commerce marqués H. C. Exemplaire 519 sur papier Vélin d'Arches. Albert Dubout (1905-1976) est un peintre qui s'illustra en particulier dans l'illustration d'ouvrages, dont les plus grands classiques de la littérature leur donnant une vision comique et moderne jamais égalée. En effet, il illustra à partir de 1929 près de 80 ouvrages : Boileau, Beaumarchais, Mérimée, Rabelais, Villon, Cervantés, Balzac, Racine, Molière, Voltaire, Rostand, Poe, Courteline, Le code des impôts, Chevalier et Frédéric Dard, etc. Il collabora aussi à plusieurs journaux dont Le Rire, Marianne, Eclats de Rire, et nous laisse de nombreux tableaux. Edition comprenant les œuvres suivantes : Les femmes savantes, L'école des femmes, Les précieuses ridicules, Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Sganarelle, Les fourberies de Scapin, Médecin malgré lui, Tartuffe, Le malade imaginaire - Emboîtage, couverture et intérieur en très bon état, dos des emboîtages très légèrement passés

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        La valse triste de Sibélius *

      La Palatine, Paris-Genève 1953. - Reliure signée de Maylander, demi maroquin cerise à coins bordés de filet doré, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés, couverture et dos conservés. Belle reliure provenant de la bibliothèque d'Armand Godoy, ce qu'atteste une copieuse et émouvante dédicace de l'auteur, allusive à la persistance de l'adolescence en ces pages amoureuses. Image visible sur site céleste.

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        Le Bal du comte d'Orgel - Illustré de 34 eaux-fortes de Jean COCTEAU

      Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1953 - - PRESENTATION : in-4 en feuilles sous couverture et emboitage. - ILLUSTRATION : 34 gravures à l'eau-forte par Jean COCTEAU. - PAPIER : Vélin pur fil Johannot. - TIRAGE : 220 exemplaires. - DIMENSIONS : 23 x 29 cm. - INFORMATIONS : Superbe ouvrage réunissant Radiguet et Cocteau dont la liaison était bien connue, un des rares exemples de gravure sur cuivre de Cocteau qui pratiquait davantage la lithographie. Cette technique souligne la netteté du trait de Cocteau. - ETAT : Excellent, petits défauts à l'emboitage. AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peace with God

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good +. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1953. Jacket is clean and bright with a small tear at bottom front spine edge corner, a couple of horizontal creases at bottom edge of front panel. Cream-colored back panel with photo of Graham in clerical robe, is very lightly soiled. Jacket is sealed in a Brodart cover with black tape at bottom and top edges that fixes it to the boards, in the mode of a library cover, but there are no library markings whatsoever. Signed by Billy Graham on free front end paper. Also signed by Beverly Shea, Cliff Barrows, Paul Mickelson, Grady Wilson, Warner R. Cole, and Mrs. Billy Sunday. Most signitures include scripture references. Interior is otherwise unmarked and clean throughout. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good +.

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        Théâtre complet: 1. Siegfried, Fugues sur Siegfried, Fin de Siegfried 2.Judith 3. Amphitryon 38 4.Intermezzo 5. Tessa, la Nymphe au coeur fidèle 6. La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu - Supplément au Voyage de Cook 7. Electre 8. L'Impromptu de Paris - Cantique des Cantiques 9. Ondine 10. Sodome et Gomorrhe 11. La Folle de Chaillot 12-15. Variantes I- IV 16. Pour Lucrèce - L'Appollon de Bellac *

      Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel et Paris 30.11.1945.- 19.9.1953. - 16 volumes brochés 23 x 17, couvertures décorées rempliées. Hormis l'indétrônable numéro 1, sans doute détenu par quelque héritier de la famille de l'éditeur ou par une institution publique, la meilleure série qui se puisse trouver, intégraalement marquée du chiffre 2.Y est joint divers papillon:- Note volante de l'éditeur au tome 1- Avis aux souscripteurs tome 12- Feuillet de mise au point de 4 pages concernant l'affaire "Pour Lucrèce" du tome 16- Un second feuillet de 4 pages de lancement de la collection.Les textes y sont présentés en version définitive, en variantes inédites voire en édition originale. Un ensemble exceptionnel, sur le plus beau et le plus rare papier, Image visible sur site céleste. Édition en partie originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Ingres Guarro, outre 7 nominatifs sur le même papier, avant 50 Marais et 5050 vergé ivoire.

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        MAN OF MANY MINDS [novel]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs), setting copy, with some handwritten corrections and printer instructions, on 277 sheets of letter-size bond. Together with long galley proofs of same, numbering 56 sheets

      The cover sheet has some faint stains, but the typescript is. generally in excellent condition, as are the galley proofs (which. have been folded once, as is typically the case). (#118300). The typescript is foliated [1-2] [1]-113 [114]-274 275A (the text is complete). The cover page indicates that the author (listing his Los Angeles home address) was represented by the [Forrest] Ackerman Agency (also of Los Angeles). A fairly straightforward text of this genre science fiction novel published by Fantasy Press in 1953. The tale of a mind- reading secret agent was followed by a sequel two years later, ALIEN MINDS. The typescript's last page (275A) has a note at top, crossed out in pencil by the editor, indicating its copy as an alternate ending to what presumably was on page 275 (which was evidently tossed by the editor). The note adds that the alternate ending should be used in conjunction with an alternate book title suggested by Evans: THE BIRDS AND THE BEES. Obviously, the editor took the alternate ending but not the alternate title. The galleys bear occasional hadwritten corrections by Evans, who has also initialed each page at the bottom.

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      Arthur Barker. Hardcover. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy, no dust jacket. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . AVERAGE. 1953.

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        The Crucible

      New York: Viking,1953. First edition of this central work in the canon of American drama. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The Crucible has been adapted for film, television, and opera. French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre adapted it as the 1958 film Les Sorcières de Salem, and later Miller himself adapted the play as the 1996 film The Crucible. The latter including in its cast Paul Scofield, Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder, and it earned Miller his only nomination for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. On television, the play has aired in 1968 and 2006. Finally, the play was adapted by composer Robert Ward into an opera in 1961, for which it received the Pulitzer Prize.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE VIOLINS OF SAINT-JACQUES. A Tale of The Antilles

      London: John Murray and Derek Verschoyle 1953 - First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated in black and white by Robin Ironside. A VERY GOOD copy, the binding clean, the cloth faded to a small area of the upper board corresponding with a chip on the dustwrapper. The contents are clean and bright throughout with only light spotting of the text block edge. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has small chips at the spine tips and top left corner of the upper panel. Not price-clipped. The author?s second book and only novel. With the author?s full page presentation inscription and drawing in blue ink on the front free endpaper to Bill and Annie [Davis]. Californian expats Bill and Annie Davis owned and lived at La Cónsula, a magnificent estate in Malaga. Their friends and house guests included Ernest Hemingway and Cyril Connolly. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée à Brenner.

      Paris, 1953. - 1 page sur papier quadrillé, env. conservée à la date du 31. X. 1953. Joint: carte d'invitation signée. "J'attends toujours de vos nouvelles, a) pour savoir ce que vous pensez de mes deux pièces manuscrites. b) pour vous voir et bavarder avec vous c) et aussi - pour savoir encore si , comme vous le disiez, vous voulez de moi dans votre équipe. Vous deviez revoir Tardieu à ce sujet (que j'ai vu il y a qqs jours et est bien d'accord)". "P.S. On peut "parfois" me téléphoner (aux heures d'ouverture de magasin chez ma voisine [.]". - Joint: carte d'invitation, signée de Ionesco, pour la répétition des Couturières de Victimes du devoir de Ionesco et Les Lettres Portugaises au Théâtre de Poche Montparnasse par la compagnie Antoine Bourseiller le 14 mai [1965]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Little, Brown. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Black cloth boards are clean and bright with no soiling, wear, or fraying. Crisp clean corners. Spine is tight and straight with no separation. There is variation in the page edge color due to different paper stock used in the first edition leaves. This is true and requisite for all first printing copies. Page edges are otherwise clean and tight. Spine lettering has flaking as shown due to the poor quality gold gilt in the title. This is quite common with this edition. Endpapers are clean with no names, bookplates, or writing. Internally this is an unread copy with no soiling, tears, or foxing. DJ with minor conservation to folds and page edges. A notoriously difficult jacket to find in collectible condition this copy is remarkable for its bright nearly unfaded spine panel. Flaps are price intact with a small stain on front fold. 1953. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; was issued in an edition only half as large as Catcher in the Rye (5000 copies vs. 10,000 for Catcher). Stated first edition book .

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        Nine Stories

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some wear to the extremities. Sunning to the jacket spine. Salinger's second book, a collection of stories, most of which first appeared in The New Yorker magazine. A bright copy, save for jacket spine, with price of $3.00 on the front flap. Original black cloth with gold stamping on spine bright and intact.

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        Les Bucoliques de Virgile. Lithographies originales en couleurs de Jacques Villon

      Paris: Scripta et Picta, 1953. Livre. Illus. by Jacques Villon. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l'illustrateur. Ed. originale. In-folio. Paris, Scripta & Picta, 1953. 40 x 30 cm, in-folio, XX (II) pp. + 126 pp. + 5 ff. n. ch. + 2 ff. bl., 45 lithographies originales, dont 44 en couleurs, y compris le frontispice, et un culispice en noir, en feuilles sous couverture de papier bleu pâle portant au premier plat le titre et une vignette or en relief, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Edition originale de la traduction et de la préface de Paul Valéry. L'un des 245 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches, seul papier avec 24 sur Japon (n° 63), celui-ci enrichi d'une LITHOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE à pleine page SIGNEE ET NUMEROTEE de Jacques Villon, non annoncée au colophon (portrait de Paul Valéry, n° 69/80). Les images ont été dessinées sur pierre en couleurs par Jacques Villon qui a gravé de sa propre main chaque couleur sur une pierre différente. Edition établie par le collectionneur, bibliophile et néanmoins pédiatre Alexandre Roudinesco. Quelques légères ombres, très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 11330 ; KARAISKAKIS, 446).

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      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1953. First Edition. wraps. Fine. Printed wraps, 5 pages. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the newly elected President on the front cover: "For Janis/from her/Uncle Ike." On the eve of the Cold War Eisenhower makes some prescient statements: "Americans, indeed all free men, remember that in the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.... Honoring the identity and the special heritage of each nation in the world, we shall never use our strength to try to impress upon another people our own cherished political and economic institutions." Along with the signed address, there is an 8" x 10" black-and-white photograph by Abbie Rowe of Dwight and Mamie waving from their car on Pennsylvania Avenue and an unused Inauguration ticket for an honored guest for Section A, Row 8, Seat 7. Also included is a TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) from Mamie Eisenhower, with a White House envelope, dated 11 February 1953 to her neice. In part: "I suppose by now Dad and Lucy have given you all the details on the Inauguration festivities. All I can add is that it was very exciting, thrilling, tiring and heartwarming, and we have many precious memories from it all." Mrs. Eisenhower adds in her handwriting a postscript: "We surely did miss you." Superb archive, especially so due to the close family relationship.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Fubo - Visager: Portraits by Domon Ken

      Tokyo: ARS, 1953. Near fine in a bright, near fine jacket, with a repaired tear at the bottom of the front panel; housed in the publisher's printed card slipcase (small tear, light wear). Japanese photobooks from the end of WWII to the Provoke era remain little-known in the west.. First Edition. Quarto. Text in Japanese. Portraits of well-known Japanese personalities from all walks of life. OCLC locates two copies.

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        Leonardo De Vinci

      (Paris, France; 1953): Gallimard-Emece Text in Spanish, introduction to the method of Leonardo Da Vinci and his marginal notes by Paul Valery, Life of Leonardo da Vinci by Stendhal, Documentation and text: Goethe, Chateaubraind, Hegel, Ruskin, Th. Gautier, Michelet; W.Pater, H. James, Nietzche, Wilde Barres, Spengler, Malraux, and Poussin, Prudhon, Delacroix, Odilon, Redon. This edition under the direction of Andre Malraux. Printed by master printers Draeger Brothers in Paris, 26, October, 1953.Beautifully illustrated with printed and tipped in plates with tissue guards present, bound in a lavish full straight grained morocco paneled in an elaborate gilt design to both boards, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A lovely copy.. Folio.

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        A Frame Of Mind, Eight Poems

      University of Reading 1953 - Internally very nice, clean copy. This is the No 144 of 150 numbered copies. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MELIA ANN A Fantasy of the W. I

      Tauton: The Wessex Press, 1953. pp. v, 24. Original card covers with paper blue title label to front cover, covers fine with a little rubbing to edges and slight discoloration adjacent to the spine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A fine copy. Scarce.. Card Covers. Fine. 8vo (14 x 21cm).

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        Meine Tibet-Bilder

      Seebruck am Chiemsee: Heering,, 1953. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles and elaborate Tibetan decoration to spine and boards gilt, map endpapers. Illustrations throughout from photographs by the author. Cloth a little rubbed and toned, spine tanned, tail of spine bumped. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "For Mrs. Lindsay-Watson with very best wishes from H. Harrer, [Tibetan script], London, Aug. 1955". In addition to his work tutoring the young Dalai Lama while living in Tibet between 1944 and 1951, Harrer was also a prolific photographer, and his images are now "considered to be among the best evidence of traditional Tibetan culture" (New York Time obituary). This volume, published only a year after Seven Years in Tibet, is lavishly illustrated with Harrer's own photographs of all aspects of Tibetan life, from religious customs and ceremonies to architecture, clothing, the landscape, and the daily lives of people at all levels of society.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London, The Collector's Club, 1953.. LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is copy No. 54, signed and introduced by the Marquess of Aberdeen, 1953. Oblong folio, approximately 380 x 310 mm, 15 x 12 inches, 59 pages of thick card, illustrated with photographs, some in colour with tissue guards, photographs and text mounted. At rear is a first day cover, with the Queen's portrait, mounted on full page, with 4 coronation stamps (2½d red; 4d blue; 1/3 green and 1/6 pale blue), plus a tray of 10 United Kingdom coins with a souvenir programme, housed in a slip case inside the back cover. Bound in full dark blue crushed Oasis and Cape Levant morocco, crown and E.R. in gilt and red between raised bands on spine, gilt rules to spine and gilt date at foot of spine, large crown and E.R. on upper cover in white and red inlays with gilt surrounds and gilt date, all edges gilt, red, white and blue headbands, gilt rules and dots to dentelles (turn overs), marbled endpapers. Slight fading to spine and upper cover, 3 pale marks and a few scratches to covers, slight shelf wear to edges, pale age-browning to margins and text, otherwise a very good copy. The coins are farthing, halfpenny, penny, threepenny bit, sixpence, 2 one shilling pieces, a florin, half-a-crown and a crown. The book weighs 5 kgs so will require extra postage costs. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Delia or A Masque of Night

      Botteghe Oscure Rome: Botteghe Oscure. 1953. First. First edition. Wrappers. A trifle age-toned, still easily fine. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Millers' Log 1953

      Springfield: Springfield High School. 1953. Kesey's high school yearbook, from his senior year. Inscribed by Ken Kesey to junior Stephen Morrison: "To a friend from a friend all the luck in the world. '53. Ken." Kesey is pictured in a number of places in the yearbook: as a member of the Senior Council; as "social promotor" [sic; also prescient, given Kesey's later cultural role]; in his senior picture; as "most talented"; in the Debate Club; in the Varsity "S" club for lettermen promoting the betterment of athletics; performing (shirtless) in the play "Submerged" (Kesey is mentioned but not pictured as a member of the Thespians); as crowned the king of the "Frosty Fantasies" annual winter party; in the student body play "Dear Ruth"; as court nominee at the P.E. Festival; as a Senior player for Varsity football and in the team picture (Kesey played "outstanding ball in the Miller line, [and] gained a berth on the All-District second team"); on the wrestling squad (more shirtlessness); and lastly as a senior on the wrestling squad, with the caption, "Ken Kesey, the 'Hooded Terror,' was perhaps just what the name indicates. Ken took third in District 6, first in Big Six, and third in State. He won 17 out of 20 matches during the season and wrestles in the 178 class." As this was Morrison's yearbook, it is has the customary hundred or so inscriptions from friends in addition to Kesey. Padded covers are rubbed, particularly at the corners. Still, a very good copy, and extremely uncommon to find signed by Kesey; we have never seen another one, although he must have signed plenty of them. But with a senior class of less than 200 students and six decades having passed since their graduation, the number that will have survived this long is probably very small. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Venise. Masques et Façades

      Aux Dépens De L'artiste 1953 - In-12 oblong, en feuilles, sous chemise et étui illustrés. 29 lithographies de Michel Béret, tirage limité à 100 exemplaires, celui ci un des XVI de collaborateur enrichi d'un envoi de l'illustrateur et de deux gravures supplémentaires signées et de deux dessins double page.

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and heart to upper board in red. With the dust jacket. Ink stamp to front free endpaper, remnants of bookplate and bookseller's ticket to front endpapers. Spine rolled, spotting to edges of text block. A very good copy in the price-clipped jacket with a crease to the upper panel, nicks at the corners and ends of spine panel, and a closed tear to the lower panel. Second impression, published in the same year as the first and with the same dust jacket design.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Caricatures Of The Australian Xi: English Tour 1953

      1953 - Souvenir booklet, including a programme of matches and caricatures of the full touring party. Signed in ink alongside their caricatures by Hassett, Miller, Tallon, Lindwall, McDonald, Harvey, Ring, Hole, Craig, Langley, Benaud, Hill, Archer, Davidson, De Courcy and Davies (Manager). Arthur Morris and Bill Johnston have not signed. 12pp. Staining/water damage to top of front cover. Internally fine, with lovely clean signatures.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        The Dawning Light

      Hicksville, NY: Gnome Press, 1953. First Printing of the stated First Edition. Publisher's original binding and dust jacket, octavo, 191pp. Gnome Press File Copy: Signed "Gnome Press/ File Copy/ Martin Greenberg" on the front pastedown and "Robert Silverberg" on the title page. Interior page margins toned, else book in fine condition; and in fine dust jacket, with a hint of soiling. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by W. I. Van der Poel, Jr. .

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        The Novels. Comprising: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and The Minor Works

      Oxford; Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press. 1953, 1953. Third editions, later impressions. 6 volumes. Finely bound in half red calf by Bayntun, with black and green title labels over red cloth boards. Clean and bright, minor edgewear and some light scuffing to extremtities, a most handsome set. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers, internally clean. A very attractive and quite luxurious set of Austen's novels.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1953: Audrey Wood, 1953 Williams, Tennessee. TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1953. 8vo., 13 pp. rectos only. First Edition. Original one act playscript typed in black & with stage directions typed in red, punch bound blue stiff wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was Williams' literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams' writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat]. MAN [to Woman] "Well, talk to me like the rain and -- let me listen, let me lie here and -- listen ... [He falls back across the bed, rolls on his belly, one arm hanging over the side of the bed and occasionally drumming the floor with his knuckles. The mandolin continues] It's been too long a time since -- we levelled with each other. Now tell me things: What have you been thinking in the silence? -- While I've been passed around like a dirty postcard in the city ... Tell me, talk to me! Talk to me like the rain and I will lie here and listen." A fine example. Very uncommon in private hands.. Unsigned Playscript. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Golden Apples of the Sun - SIGNED

      Rupert Hart Davis, London 1953 - Near fine and appears unread in an equally fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A little soiling to the jacket rear panel, else book and jacket are near fine in all respects. From the library of noted collector Larry Owens. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1953. First edition of this collection of short stories by one of the masters of the genre. This copy is inscribed by Bradbury in April 1953. A mixture of science fiction and fantasy, the best known story is "The Pedestrian." This is also the first book on which Joe Mugnaini collaborated with Bradbury as the illustrator and designer of the dust wrapper. A fine copy in printed boards and a very good dust wrapper with several short closed tears, minor chipping to top corners and top spine, and some sunning to spine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Lucky Jim

      Victor Gollancz Ltd. Hardcover. Light wear to boards with faded writing to spine which is slightly discolored, content clean and sharp though lightly spotted in places and browning, solidly bound, no DJ, no inscriptions. . Good. 1953. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        The structure of DNA

      New York, NY, The Biological Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, 1953. 4to., 301 pp., four plates (Watson & Crick: pages 123-131 and seven figures). Original red cloth. Gilt title on the spine.* This is Watson and Crick's third paper on DNA, being the first comprehensive presentation and the first in which they summarize their findings concerning both the structure of DNA and its genetic implications. In this work they go further than in their prior two papers by offering a critique of the DNA scheme that they propose and a challenge to crystallography to provide further data. We offer the complete Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, volume 18. Stamp and remnants of a sticker on the rear paste-down. Front endpapers, half title, title, and other pages clean. A very good copy. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Foundations of Economic Analysis

      Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1953. First edition, third printing of the author's magnum opus amd one of the most influential economic texts of the 20th century. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, "Paul A. Samuelson MIT". Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist's statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson's many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        A Tale of Satisfied Desire

      Paris, France: The Olympia Press, 1953. Soft cover with white boards and original mustard colored dust jacket with printed title and border to front. Dust jacket with very light/minimal wear, light bump to heel of spine and three very small red scuff marks to rear panel. Book like fine, clean and bright throughout. Binding tight and square. A fine copy overall. First English translation by Audiart. Scarce.. wrappers. Near Fine/Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Book.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books]
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        Go Tell It on the Mountain

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1953. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. Spine a little faded. An excellent copy. Advance reading copy signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The wrappers of this copy are notable in that they feature artwork that Baldwin objected to, and were completely redesigned for the first edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mécanique physique

      Eyrolles, 1953. in8 Relié

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        THE WAKING. POEMS: 1933 - 1953

      Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with some rubbing and light edgewear with the remnant of about half of a Pulitzer Prize Winner sticker on the front panel. A superb Association Copy. Roethke's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of his best poems. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the title page to Supreme Court Associate Justice Abe Fortas: "To Abe,/with more than/the usual good/wishes to a stranger/Ted Roethke." Fortas assisted Lyndon Johnson in winning his Senate seat and became a lifelong friend to Johnson who appointed Fortas to the Supreme Court in 1965. When Chief Justice Earl Warren announced his retirement in June 1968, Johnson nominated Associate Justice Fortas to replace Warren. Fortas was the first Chief Justice nominee ever to appear before the Senate, and he faced hostile questioning about his relationship with Lyndon Johnson ultimately leading Fortas to ask Johnson to withdraw his nomination. Fortas resigned from the court in 1969 after a financial scandal. With a blindstamp on the second front blank indicating the book is from the library of Abe Fortas and a blank check from Seattle's University National Bank laid in. On the verso of the check in an unknown hand is written: "Dear Abe/Read the book/backwards." In the same small hand next to the printed date on the title page is written "April 27, 1954.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Complete set of the Bond novels and stories

      London, Jonathan Cape,, 1953-66. 14 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, spines and covers blocked in red, silver, gold and blind after the original cloth cover lettering and designs, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, plum endpapers, silver edges. A fine set. First editions, first impressions. Complete set of all the original Bond novels starting with Casino Royale (1953) and ending with Octopussy (1966).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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