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        Go Tell It On the Mountain

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Rare first edition signed and inscribed by James Baldwin. First edition, first printing of the author's first book, signed and inscribed at or close to publication (based on his signature and handwriting): "Mama from Rizzy from Jimmy August 31st!" Author's landmark and influential first book, concerning the awakening (spiritual and otherwise) of a young Black man in New York's Harlem. Bound in the original red cloth stamped in gilt, top edge blue (slight hints of fading and wear to cloth; discoloration and some indentation from and old paperslip affecting first twenty-four pages, slight bumping to corners). Includes a fine copy of a facsimile jacket. Signed: I Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
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        Bianco e Nero Anno XIV n. 2 - Febbraio 1953 Rassegna mensile di studi cinematografici

      Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Edizioni dell' Ateneo, 1953. ITALIANO 0,21 Volume parzialmente intonso. Brossura in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina brunita. Pagine in buono stato con leggere bruniture, anche ai tagli. Numerose fotografie in nero, fuori testo e illustrazioni nel testo. Nel sommario, tra i vari articoli, troviamo: Il documentario, di Mario verdone e L' estetica del Cinerama, di Herman G. Weinberg. USATO

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        Nine Stories

      Little Brown and Company, 1953. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1953. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Book Condition: Near Fine, light shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+, tears, chipping, sunning. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      Scribner's, New York 1953 - Inscribed to Victor Lasky on title page, 3/8" tear to head of free endpaper, otherwise text block tight and unmarked. Head/tail of spine light wear and fading, corners bumped. DJ in four pieces, all panels present. 8vo. 562pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store IOBA FABA]
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        Journey Without Maps

      Heinemann, UK 1953 - Reprint 1953. Part of the Uniform Edition. Presenation inscription from the author. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents good. The wrapper is near very good and quite bright. Wrapper age toned. Edges rubbed and nicked. A few small closed tears to edges. Loss to spine base. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Ballantine, UK 1953 - 1st Edtion 1953. Signed by the author direct to the book. Correct 1st state wrapper and the book is bound in red cloth with yellow printing (Curry binding D, no priority) Book is very good and quite bright. Spine tips and corners lightly rubbed. Contents good. Two name stamps to endpaper and title page. Light bleed through to the authors signature. The wrapper is very good and bright. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked. Small miniscule loss to spine tip and edge. Spine lightened/age toned. Price clipped. Not a bad example. . A nice example. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 10339 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        L'innommable

      - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. autografo Firmato Samuel Beckett a Gaetan Picon. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Samuel Beckett à Gaetan Picon.  

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        The Adventures of Augie March.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First edition of Bellow's first National Book Award winning novel. Octavo, original cloth, salmon topstain. Signed by Saul Bellow on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket. The Adventures of Augie March comes on stage with one of literature's most famous opening lines. "I am an American, Chicago born, and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted." Bellow quickly found a receptive audience for his new energetic style. The critic Irving Howe took note of Bellow's "free style" manner, calling it "the first major new style in American prose fiction since those of Hemingway and Faulkner." This novel went on to win the National Book Award for 1954. Both Time magazine and the Modern Library Board named it one of the hundred best novels in the English language.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        The Golden Apples Of The Sun (Inscribed By The Author)

      New York: Doubleday, 1953. First Edition (stated) . Grey Boards. Near Fine Book/Very Good + Dust Jacket. Joe Mugnaini. 250 Pp. Grey Boards Stamped In Yellow. A Bright Clean Book, Slight Edge Rubbing. Possibly One Of The Author's Own Copies, Inscribed "For ----- And ----- - With My Friendliest Good Wishes Always From Ray Bradbury March 21, 1953". [The Recipient Was A Long-Time Science Fiction Fan, A Fellow Member And An Officer Of The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Who Edited Their Publications And Wrote A Few Published Science Fiction Pieces; This Person Was The Dedicatee Of A Philip K. Dick Novel Some Years Later]. Dust Jacket Is Slightly Dusty And Rubbed, With Spine Panel A Little Faded To Light Yellow, A 1 Cm Closed Tear At Top Of Front Panel, And 1 Mm To 2 Mm Chipping At Spine Ends And Tips. A Very Early Inscription For This Book, Possibly The Earliest.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Two Epigrams of Fealty together with Galsworthy and Gawsworth

      Two volumes. First edition. 16mo., original wrappers. London, Privately printed for Members of the Court.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        John Buchan Collection.

      Thomas Nelson. 1925- 1953. 8vi., 29 volumes in original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. With gilt roundel reproducing Buchan's sunflower bookplate design on upper boards. Two volumes with dust wrappers. One spine slightly darkened otherwise a very good set. A near complete run (29 of 30) of the Thomas Nelson standard works of John Buchan. The titles included are: The Thirty Nine Steps & The Power House The Three Hostages Julius Caesar The Path of the King The Watcher by the Threshold The House of the Four Winds Mr Standfast A Lady of Lost Years The Half Hearted A Lodge in the Wilderness Prester John A Prince of the Captivity Midwinter The Island of Sheep The Courts of the Morning The Blanket of the Dark The Dancing Floor The Gap in the Curtain John Burnet of Barnes The Moon Endureth Huntingtower The Free Fishers Castle Gay Salute to Adventurers John Macnab The Runagates Club Witch Wood Sir Walter Raleigh

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        化學兵器.[Hua xue bing qi].[Chinese Military Poster Set - Chemical Weapons]. 中國人民解放軍軍事挂圖第五輯 - 防化教育.[Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun jun shi gua tu di wu ji - fang hua jiao yü].[No.5 Military Wall Poster Series of the Chinese People's Liberation Army - Anti-chemical Weapons Education].

      No place of publication.: 中央人民政府人民革命軍事委員會軍事出版局.[Military Publishing Bureau of People's Revolutionary Military Committee of the Central People's Government].. 1953.. Complete Chinese military poster set consisting of 7 coloured posters issued to promote awareness of chemical weapons used by the China's enemies. This set is the fifth in the Chinese military educational poster series. The posters and chemical weapons featured on the images are numbered, the chemical weapons numbering from no. 86 to no. 121. Tiny holes in the upper corners of each poster where they have been hung in the past. The posters show signs of wear and tear particularly at the edges, some tape repairs to reverse, occasional browning and soiling, overall good. Text in traditional Chinese. Posters measure 77.5 x 53.5cm. Poster no. 1 features 3 detailed images of WWII American made chemical weapons and their parts. The weapons are 汽油彈 [Fuel Explosive], M47 固體油縱火炸彈 [M47 Solid Oil Incendiary bomb], M10飞机佈洒器 [M10 Airborne Dispenser]. Poster no. 2 shows 4 WWII US chemical weapons, they are (upper section)AN-M54 雛形縱火彈 [AN-M54 Incendiary Bomb], AN-M-50-AI 雛形縱火彈 [AN-M-50-AI Incendiary Bomb], AN-M50X-A3 雛形縱火彈 [AN-M50X-A3 Incendiary Bomb] and (lower section)MI快開式集束縱火彈 [MI Cluster Bombs for Incendiaries] which consist of 128 AN-M-50-AI or AN-M50X-A3 Incendiary Bombs and each of them weighing 4lb. Poster no. 3 illustrates 3 models of bombs containing blister agents. They are: (upper section) M47 A3C 糜爛性毒劑炸彈 [M47 A3C Blister-agents Bomb] which weighs 100 lb and M47 A2 糜爛性毒劑炸彈 [M47 A2 Blister-agents Bomb]; (lower section) a 1000lb weight AN-M79 糜爛性毒劑炸彈 [AN-M79 Blister-agents Bomb]. Poster no. 4 lists 6 models of bombs of which four are blister-agent bombs, one is tear gas bomb and the other (upper right section) is a sulfuric acid smoke bomb. A footnote states "There are a wide range of chemical weapons in use by the enemies with the complexity of different shapes, materials and types. Only few are illustrated on the poster for reference." Poster no. 5 shows 8 models of bombs of which two are blister-agent bombs, one CG-Gas choking-agents bomb, two tear gas bombs, two smoke projectiles and one TNT bomb. Poster no. 6 depicts 9 images of US chemical weapons. They include: two tear gas grenades, three smoke grenades, one incendiary grenade, one section chart of American made chemical grenade, one MI C2Cl6 smoke projectile, one chemical landmine and one MI C8H7ClO tear gas projectile. Poster no.7 shows a detailed image of US M2-2 flamethrower lower section and features an enemy soldier firing with the M2-2 flamethrower in open space upper section. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        The Demolished Man (Signed Limited Edition)

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. First Edition (stated) . Cloth/Boards. Near Fine Book/Near Fine Dustjacket. One of a small number of subscriber's copies, signed by Bester on the front endpaper. A bright and almost unworn book, with copythe signature of a 1950's fan with his September 1953 date, all in small letters at top corner of front free endpaper. DJ bright and unfaded, not price-clipped, with a 1/8" square chip at top of front flap fold, and a little wear at top and bottom of spine and the other tips.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

      New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing with D-C letter code. Near Fine with toning to edges, light wear at spine ends, toningt to pages. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with publisher's price intact, light edge wear with several short closed edge tears, a bit of toning and a small indent to the rear panel corresponding to an indent on the rear board. A much nicer than average copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953

      - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 130 copie nulmérotés sul filo puro, edizione di lusso dopo il 25 Olanda. autografo firmato Albert Camus Max-Philippe Delatte sulla pagina occhietto. Ex libris incollato su una guardia. Prima guardia e la pagina occhietto un po 'e marginalmente ombreggiate. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 130 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 25 Hollande. Envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à Max-Philippe Delatte sur la page de faux-titre. Ex-libris de ce dernier encollé sur une garde. Première garde et page de faux-titre légèrement et marginalement ombrées.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Go Tell It on the Mountain

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1953 - This is a first edition, first printing, signed copy of Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin's first novel. The book is protectedin a facsimile dust jacket that is clearly labelled. The book itself has some light edge and corner wear with some light fading on the spine. Former owner's name and address in pencil on ffep along with a short note about a page in text. The book is square and securely bound. Baldwin's signature is on a tipped in page before the half-title. Based on Baldwin's own life, the novel explors the impact of the church, Baldwin's father was a minister, on the African-American community and on the Baldwin character, John Grimes. The novel also deals with homosexuality and racism, though not in the more straightforward manner that Baldwin's later novels, like Another Country, did. This is a solid copy of an important book. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 303 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Ridge Books]
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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift / Handwritten letter with signature.

      Vence, 13.III. 1953. - Gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch Einseitig beschrieben. Gefaltet.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Vinke]
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        Invisible Man - Original first UK edition

      London: Gollancz, 1953. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1953. A very good+ book with one name to the front pastedown and to the corner of the ffep. Some browning to spine ends. A very solid copy without marks, stains or inscriptions. In a dust wrapper which is unclipped and has benefitted from some restoration to the spine and corners. Creasing to the top edge has also been smoothed and repaired. Currently the only copy of the first UK edition for sale – a very rare book which was reprinted by the bucket load by Gollancz in the following years.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Complete Works XII - Rondos für Klavier [Broschiert] [Jan 01, 1953] Chopin, F...

      Editor: Paderewski 1953. Broschiert Unbenutztes Exemplar eines Messestandes. - Neupreis: 37,50 11853 auf 84

      [Bookseller: Musikhaus Vollberg]
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        Heinz Mack. Imaginationen 1953-1973.

      4, gebundene Ausgabe Vorzugsausbabe A: Enthält zusätlich fünf Serigraphien auf Folie, eine Serigraphie auf Karton, eine Lupenscheibe, vier Farbdias, ein Farbdruck mit Silberfolie und ein 3D-Druck. Nr. 146 von 150 Exemplaren. Umschlag mit Silberfolienprägung u. Signatur scheint zu fehlen. SU. aus Folie lt. angerissen sonst guter Zustand.

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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1953. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unblemished throughout, covers unmarked with red heart motif and lettering still very much bright. A near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        Appogiatures

      - Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1953, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 100 numerata sul filo puro, edizione deluxe. libro illustrato, frontespizio, un ritratto dell'autore di Modigliani e un testo di disegno-out di Hans Bellmer. Molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'un portrait de l'auteur par Modigliani et d'un dessin hors-texte de Hans Bellmer. Très bel exemplaire. 

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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      First edition. 8vo., original grey buckram, yellow lettering to spine. New York, Garden City, Doubleday and Co.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        AFM 200-30 Airforce Manual. Intelligence Regional Photo Interpretation Series. Antarctica.

      [Washington, Government Printing Office], August 1953. 4to. Original grey cloth, lettered in black; pp. vi, 171, highly illustrated after photographs, including one image of Scott's expedition base seen from above, two folding maps in rear pocket, one rather spectacular one in colour covering Antarctica and the Southern tips of three continents (85 x 125 cm); provenance: Richard Blackburn Black, author of the essay Geographical Operations from East Base, United States Antarctic Service Expedition (1945), with his name and stamp, restricted stamp on front cover, duplicate from Robert Keith Headland's (BAS) library. Probably the first substantial publication of the technicalities of navigating to and over Antarctica, restricted. The last chapter discusses human habitation on the continent. 'Freshly-baked bread in this "deep-freze" will taste as fresh the day it is unfrozen as the day it was baked' accompanies a photo of loaves of bread in an open box. COPAC locates a single copy, at Southampton University.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        I santi Tolomeo, Romano e compagni Martiri di Nepi studio storico-critico

      GROTTAFERRATA: Scuola Tipografica Italo-Orientale ""S.Nilo"", 1953. brossura. BUONO. 18 26. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Bol\'šaja sovetskaja enciklopedija

      Moskva Izdatel\'stvo Sovetskaja Enciklopedija, 1953. 2. Auflage, 53 Bände Ledereinband Gepflegtes ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit den üblichen Kennzeichnungen - innen (z.B. Stempel, Barcode und/oder Inventarisierungsnummer); Versand D: 2,90 EUR

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Bol'šaja sovetskaja enciklopedija

      Moskva Izdatel'stvo Sovetskaja Enciklopedija, 1953 - Gepflegtes ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit den üblichen Kennzeichnungen - innen (z.B. Stempel, Barcode und/oder Inventarisierungsnummer); , Preis inkl. MwSt. . Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 107000

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        [Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften] The Man without Qualities : Volume 1: A Sort of Introduction / The Like of it Now Happens (I); Volume 2: The Like of it Now Happens (II); Volume Three: Into the Millennium (The Criminals)

      London: Secker & Warburg [through 1960], 1953. Translated from the German and with a foreword by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. Tall 8vo: xxxv,[1],365,[3]; vii,[1],454; xi,[3],445,[1]pp. Uniformly bound in publisher's forest green cloth, spines stamped in gilt within brown title blocks, blue (vol. I) and beige (vols. II-III) leather-effect dust jackets printed in green and black and priced, respectively, 25s, 25s, and 35s. About Fine, bindings square, tight and secure; pages crisp and clean, marred only by dust-soiled and spotted top edges. Jackets of vols. I and III Near Fine or better, without chips or tears, spine panels (as often) lightly browned but type crisp with no loss of color; volume II jacket about Near Fine, spine panel moderately browned, front and back panels lightly spotted. Withal, an unusually well preserved set, and scarce thus. First English-language edition of Musil's unfinished literary landmark, set in early 20th-century Vienna (the fourth volume, Into the millennium [The criminals] II, unfinished at Musil's death, was not published in English until 1996). "To call Robert Musil's novel Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften a monumental work may well be an understatement. . . . [T]he novel has become Musil's magnum opus, establishing the author as one of the great observers of Central European life in the first half of the twentieth century, and providing a landmark of modernist storytelling that will stand alongside other great novels of Modernism, such as Joyce's Ulysses and Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu . . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Fine- / Near Fine.

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        The Minister.

      The Montgomeryshire Printing Co., Newtown, Montgomeryshire., 1953. First edition. Octavo. Stiff wrappers. The author's scarce third book. A sixteen page poem.Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title page by the author to his son Gwydion who was eight year old at the time: "For Gwydion - Easter 1953 *". As with his first two publications, RST also financed the publication of The Minister, which had been commissioned by the BBC. It was the last time he would resort to such measures. Soon after its publication he told the poet Raymond Garlick: "I am so hard up that I have almost ceased buying books. I hope the necessity for publishing my own stuff is over." With the publication of Song at the Year's Turning (1955) his wish came true.The staples which had begun to rust have been removed, presumably by one of the Thomases. Very good indeed in very good dustwrapper torn and creased at top corner of upper panel.

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        Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research

      Volume XXXI/1953 - 79/2001 No. 317 (165 Bände), London, Selbstverlag, 1953 ff., Jahrgänge XXXI/1953-XXXVIX/1961 in Halbleinenordnern der Zeit gebunden, ab Jahrgang XL/1962 je 4 Hefte in einem Sammelordner, ab Jahrgang LIV/1976 No. 217 Hefte einzeln, Dazu: 1 Tafelband, Specialpublications No. 7-11, 14, Zustand 2 ZUSAMMEN

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        HISTOIRE LIVRE VIII URANIE

      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1953 - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE In francese e greco, testo tradotto da Ph.E.Legrand, pagine ancora intonse e leggermente ingiallite da fattore tempo, tagli laterali non ben rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, con piccolo fregio tipografico e titoli neri al piatto, titoli al dorso, con lievi segni del tempo e bordi leggermente stanchi, piccolo strappo al piede

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        150 Years of Artists' Lithographs 1803-1953.

      Heinemann, London., 1953. First edition. Quarto. pp lxii + 123 plates, some in colour and tipped-in. Full parchment covers.One of 125 specially-bound numbered copies signed by the author and with an original colour lithograph by Graham Sutherland, numbered and signed by the artist.Some foxing to prelims. Spine foxed. Very good indeed in matching parchment slipcase which is a bit dusty. The lithograph is fine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Gesammelte Werke 23 Bände Ganzleder-Ausgabe

      Rowohlt, Hamburg, um 1953. - Dünndruckausgabe Buch der Mystik / Glanz und Elend der Kurtisanen / Eine dunkle Geschichte / Pariser Novellen / Die tödlichen Wünsche / Katharina von Medici / Nebenbuhler / Vater Goriot / Geschichte der Dreizehn / Künstler und Narren / Honorine / Die Lilie im Tal / Trollatische Geschichten / Der Landarzt / Ehefrieden / Modeste Mignon / Der Landpfarrer / Cäsar Birotteaus Grösse und Niedergang / Der Ehekontrakt / Heimliche Könige / Albert Savarus / Der Alchimist / Volksvertreter BR18F3 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4600 12°, 10 - 15 cm, gebunden, rotes flexibles, weiches Leder, Kopfgold, jeweils mit Schutzumschlag und in Pappschuber, außen etwas vergilbt, Bücher selbst aber in sehr schönem Zustand, wohl nicht gelesen, daher super Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karl Heinz Schmitz]
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        High Priest of California [bound with] Wild Wives

      (New York): Beacon, 1953. Fine. First edition. Paperback original. A beautiful, fine copy in wrappers as issued. A superb copy of this softcore but hardboiled novella about a sex cult in California that shows curious prescience. Also includes a second novella by Willeford (whose name is misspelled as "Williford" on the cover).

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften] The Man without Qualities : Volume 1: A Sort of Introduction / The Like of it Now Happens (I); Volume 2: The Like of it Now Happens (II); Volume Three: Into the Millennium (The Criminals)

      London: Secker & Warburg [through 1960], 1953. First Edition thus. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine. Translated from the German and with a foreword by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. Tall 8vo: xxxv,[1],365,[3]; vii,[1],454; xi,[3],445,[1]pp. Uniformly bound in publisher's forest green cloth, spines stamped in gilt within brown title blocks, blue (vol. I) and beige (vols. II-III) leather-effect dust jackets printed in green and black and priced, respectively, 25s, 25s, and 35s. About Fine, bindings square, tight and secure; pages crisp and clean, marred only by dust-soiled and spotted top edges. Jackets of vols. I and III Near Fine or better, without chips or tears, spine panels (as often) lightly browned but type crisp with no loss of color; volume II jacket about Near Fine, spine panel moderately browned, front and back panels lightly spotted. Withal, an unusually well preserved set, and scarce thus. First English-language edition of Musil's unfinished literary landmark, set in early 20th-century Vienna (the fourth volume, Into the millennium [The criminals] II, unfinished at Musil's death, was not published in English until 1996). "To call Robert Musil's novel Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften a monumental work may well be an understatement. . . . [T]he novel has become Musil's magnum opus, establishing the author as one of the great observers of Central European life in the first half of the twentieth century, and providing a landmark of modernist storytelling that will stand alongside other great novels of Modernism, such as Joyce's Ulysses and Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu . . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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        UR EXCAVATIONS TEXTS V LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE OLD-BABYLONIAN PERIOD

      The Trustees of the Two Museums, London 1953 - Folio. 80 pp. 142 plates. Pale geen cloth spine over printed boards. Plain white dust-jacket, torn in places. Scarce. The fifth volume of Texts excavated at Ur by the Joint Expedition of the British Museum and the University Museum of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Contains texts of two kinds, both belonging to the same age of ancient history, that which is usually given the general name of Old-Babylonian Period, comprising the Dynasties of Isin, Lasra, and the First Dynasty of Babylon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sleeping Princess : (The story of the ballet)

      Newman Wolsey, 1953. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Faster Than Thought - A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines

      Sir Isaac Pitman, London., 1953. First edition. Foreword by the Earl of Halsbury. Octavo. pp xx, 416. 19 plates. "It seems probable that we shall have a second Industrial Revolution on our hands before long. The first one replaced men's muscles by machines ... In the next revolution machines may replace men's brains and relieve them of much of the drudgery and boredom which is now the lot of so many white collar workers. No one has yet proposed a unit in which to measure 'brain power,' so one cannot express in numerical terms the help which the next generation of clerks may expect to receive from machines."An important symposium involving many of the top researchers of the day including Alan Turing who contributes to the chapter "Digital Computers Applied to Games". Corners bruised. Endpapers faintly spotted. Very good in good nicked, chipped and spotted dustwrapper defective at head and tail of spine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Assignment in Eternity

      Fantasy Press, Reading 1953 - 256 Pages. Rare Variant Binding Not Shown In Currey Or Chalker, Similar To First Binding State, With Publisher's Name 3 Mm High On Spine, But In Blue Cloth With Gilt Lettering [This Is Not The Third Binding State Which Had Name 2 Mm High]. Fine, As New, In As New Jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        The Golden Apples Of The Sun (Inscribed By The Author)

      New York: Doubleday, 1953. First Edition (stated) . Grey Boards. Near Fine Book/Very Good + Dust Jacket. Joe Mugnaini. 250 Pp. Grey Boards Stamped In Yellow. A Bright Clean Book, Slight Edge Rubbing. Possibly One Of The Author's Own Copies, Inscribed "For ----- And ----- - With My Friendliest Good Wishes Always From Ray Bradbury March 21, 1953". [The Recipient Was A Long-Time Science Fiction Fan, A Fellow Member And An Officer Of The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Who Edited Their Publications And Wrote A Few Published Science Fiction Pieces; This Person Was The Dedicatee Of A Philip K. Dick Novel Some Years Later]. Dust Jacket Is Slightly Dusty And Rubbed, With Spine Panel A Little Faded To Light Yellow, A 1 Cm Closed Tear At Top Of Front Panel, And 1 Mm To 2 Mm Chipping At Spine Ends And Tips. A Very Early Inscription For This Book, Possibly The Earliest.

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        Casino Royale

      London: Jonathan Cape 1960. Sixth impression. 218 pp. Publisher's original black boards with red heart motif to front cover & red lettering to spine. In pictorial green & red dust wrapper designed by Pat Marriott. Jacket not price-clipped. Dj slightly chipped at spine ends with slight wear to corners. Internally clean. No ownership names. Sixth impression of the author's first book. . Near Fine. Hardback. Reprint. 1953. 8vo..

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        The Ascent of Everest.

      London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. 8vo. Original cloth, in original dust-wrapper; pp. xx, 300; 64 illustrations from photographs including 8 coloured, maps, plans and illustrations to text; very slight rubbing to extremities and staining to spine of wrapper, spotting to fore-edge, else a very good copy, signed by the author John Hunt and other expedition members: Mike Westmacott, George Lowe, Michael Ward and George Band on fly-leaf and with a flyer for an illustrated lecture by Lowe and Westmacott loosely inserted. First edition, profusely signed. An account of the greatest mountaineering feat of the 20th century by the leader of the expedition Sir John Hunt. Provenance: From the collection of Henry Worsley, who tragically died in 2016 during an attempt to cross Antarctica and complete Shackleton's unfinished journey to the south pole. Henry Worsley was related of Frank Worsley who served on Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1916 as captain of the Endurance. Neate 135; Yakushi 269a.

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        Complete Set of 14 First Edition James Bond Novels (In Facsimile): Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories including A View to a Kill and Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesties Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy and The Living Daylights.

      Shelton, CT: First Edition Library. Octavo, 14 volumes, original cloth. These are exact facsimiles of the Jonathan Cape first editions. Each are brand new in the original slipcases. British Secret Service agent James Bond, often referred to by his code name 007, first appeared in 1953 with the debut of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale, the first of twelve novels composing the series. Fleming completed a new novel annually at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica, two of which were published posthumously in 1964. James Bond has been portrayed on film by actors Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, in twenty-six productions.

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        Casino Royale

      Jonathan Cape, London 1953 - HARDBACK - A near fine book, free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. The black boards are clean, with unfaded red lettering to the spine. The dust wrapper is in very good condition with light chipping to the spine tips, also with shallow chipping to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. There is rubbing to the wrapper's extremities, with light general soiling to the rear panel. The book and dust wrapper are the correct UK first edition, first issue published by Jonathan Cape in very small numbers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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