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        Scavi di Ostia.,

      Rom La Libreria dello Stato, 1953 - 1293 S. Erster Bd.: Topografia generale. 248 S. Mit s/w Fotografien von Gebäuden und archäologischen Stätten, s/w Zeichnungen, und s/w Falttafeln. In einer Tasche am Hinterspiegel befinden sich s/w Karten von Ostia im Maßstab 1:500. Zweiter Bd.: I Mitrei. 153 S. Mit s/w Plänen, s/w Zeichnungen archäologischer Stätten und s/w Fotografien von Gebäuden, archäologischen Relikten und Inschriften. Mit Tafeln mit s/w Abb. Dritter Band: Le necropoli. Parte I. 256 S. Mit s/w Plänen, s/w Zeichnungen archäologischer Stätten und s/w Fotografien von archäologischen Relikten und Inschriften. Mit Tafeln mit s/w Abb. Vierter Band: Mosaici e pavimenti marmorei. 409 S. Mit einigen s/w Zeichnungen von Bodenverkleidungen und Marmorbelägen. Fünfter Band: Mosaici e pavimenti marmorei. (Tavole). 227 Tafeln. Mit einer s/w Faltkarte, s/w Fotografien von Mosaiken, hauptsächl. Bodenbelägen, einigen Innenräumen, und einigen Wandmalereien, und einigen farbl. Fotografien von Mosaik-Bodenbelägen. Der Schnitt ist an der Vorderkante und an der Fußkante nicht beschnitten. Das untere Kapital von Bd. 1 ist etwas bestoßen. Die Fußkante des Vorderdeckels des ersten Bd. hat eine kleine Druckstelle. Die Kopfkante des Hinterdeckels des ersten Bd. hat einen kleinen Fleck. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 1 hat einen leichten Fleck. Das untere Kapital von Bd. 2 ist etwas bestoßen und fleckig. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 2 ist etwas ergraut und hat einen kleinen Fleck. Die Kapitale von Bd. 3 sind etwas bestoßen. Die Fußecke des Hinterdeckels von Bd. 3 ist etwas bestoßen. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 3 ist leicht ergraut und hat einen leichten Fleck. Die Kapitale von Bd. 4 sind etwas bestoßen. Die Kopfkante des Vorderdeckels von Bd. 4 hat im kapitalnahen Bereich eine Druckstelle. Die Fußecken von Bd. 4 sind bestoßen. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 4 hat zwei kleine Flecken. Die Kapitale von Bd. 5 sind etwas bestoßen. Die Fußecken von Bd. 5 sind etwas bestoßen. Der Kopfschnitt von Bd. 5 ist leicht ergraut und hat einige leichte Flecken. Die Rücken sind etwas nachgedunkelt. Sonst gute Exemplare. sehr guter Zustand Sprache: it Gewicht in Gramm: 12150 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Boller]
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        Shore Road Mystery, The Hardy Boys Mystery Series # 6, STATED 1ST UK EDITION in Bright Colour Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty showing 2 Hardy Brothers wearing Red & Golden Shirts with White Collars

      Harold Hill & SONS, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. UK 1953 - HBDJ, 1953, Stated 1st British Edition, 1st Prin ting, NF+/VG, AS-IS, Pretext Lists Thru Wailing Siren Mystery, BACK DJ COVER Shows RED & B/W Comic Figures of Hardys & Talks of Secret of Caves has small stain,The front DJ flap lists to The Secret of Skull Mountain. Back flap has an ad for Enid Blyton and "Little Women"., GreenGrey Pistachio Cloth cvr, Book comes with its original dust jacket which is in VG condition and displays beautifully in its mylar cover. DJ Light rub, wear small Tears & tiny chips wear Extremities . Flap is price clipped. The book itself is in NF+condition with Light Green Grey Pistachio Cloth Cvr with Blue Silhouette & Lettering, Pages and binding are tight & clean with Fox outer pgs edge. Top page outer edges are a Publishers bright green. There is no writing in the book, 223 pgs, NO ADS IN Back, DJ has Gold Spine with HH & Son at Base & #6, in Colour Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty, Plain Frontispiece by Walter S. Rogers shows four men surrounding the hardy boys in a cave, caption reads: 'We’ll Tie them Up until we figure out what to do with Them ,in Bright Colour Dustjacket Illustrated by Frank Varty showing 2 Hardy Brothers wearing Red & Golden Shirts with White Collars , 1 Blonde & other with Black Hair Standing by Tree Near Ocean Looking at 2 Men in brown & Blue Suits Tied Up at Base of Tree in Sand [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, André Sauret, 1953. 19,5x24,5 cm. Ensemble de 8 volumes illustrés par Dubout et coloriés à la main. Brochés. Couvertures rempliées. Chemises-étuis en carton recouvert de papier gris-bleu. Dos des chemises ornés de caissons dorés. Ensemble en très bon état. Un des 5000 exemplaires sur vélin des papeteries d'Arches. Contient : L'avare, Le bourgeois gentillomme, L'école des femmes, Les précieuses ridicules, Les femmes savantes, Les Fourberies de Scapin, Le Médecin malgré lui, Le malade imagianire, Le Misanthrope, Sganarelle, Tartuffe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Perspectives for a Two Family Dwelling at what is currently 259 Upper Terrace, San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July 1952 - November 1953. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 18 sheets. Job #233, located on E. Side of Upper Terrace, 715' S. of Clifford Terrace., San Francisco. File Number 4083. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        SIE LEBEN HEUTE. Katalog zur Ausstellung in der Graphischen Sammlung der ETH Zürich (31.1.–7.3.1953).

      - Zürich 1953. 21,1 : 14,9 cm. Mit 8 blattgrossen Orig.-Holz- und Orig.-Linolschnitten, jeweils von den Künstlern in Bleistift voll signiert. Orig.-Umschlag mit zweifarb. Orig.-Holzschnitt von Oskar Dalvit. Vorzugsausgabe in 250 numerierten Exemplaren. – „In dieser bibliophilen Ausgabe des Kataloges sind die handsignierten Erstabzüge gegeben, die von den Originalstöcken gedruckt worden sind." – Die Schnitte sind von: Oskar Dalvit, Cornelia Forster, Werner Frei, Camille Graeser (Paradowski D 1953.2), Emanuel Jacob, Walter Jonas, Oedön Koch, Leo Leuppi. – Texte von Jörg Hediger („warum das ungegenständliche, vom Künstler aus innerer Notwendigkeit geschaffene Bild nicht sinnlos ist."), Paul Dubach, Oskar Dalvit, Martin Meyer, Ernesto Bitterlin sowie von den Künstlern selbst. – Die Todesdaten von Oedön Koch handschr. ergänzt, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. – Selten! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Mickey Mantle")

      Quarto. New York Yankees, Inc. stationery, dated July 28, 1953. Folded as mailed, a small section of bleed through from a piece of tape which was on the verso (since removed), some finger smudges, also on the verso, a very good or better example. A brief letter to a fan providing an autograph, and noting: "It sure is encouraging to know of your interest in me and the Yankees." A relatively early autograph. 1953 was Mantle's second full season with the team, and this letter has a certain poignance seldom found when encountering one of the many post-career autographs that the Yankee legend provided. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Persepolis, I-III.

      The University of Chicago Press, 1953-1970. - I: Structures, Reliefs, Inscriptions. II: Contents of the Treasury and Other Discoveries. III: The Royal Tombs and Other Monuments. Folio. 3 vols. xxix, 297, xx, 166, xxiv, 174pp. 3 frontispieces. Numerous illus. on 399 plates. 205 text-illus. 23 tables. Original cloth, slightly worn. A complete set. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good original glassine with a very small chip at the head of the spine and a long closed tear at the rear. Red cloth with silver lettering and decorations. The special Presentation Edition of the First Edition of Lindbergh's SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS issued in an unstated limitation of 1000 copies. This is Copy #112 SIGNED in full by the author and is one of the lowest numbers in the limitation that we have come across. The limitation leaf has the small penciled name of Armitage Watkins with the notation "10 viii 53/gift of publisher.

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        Duncan Edwards (manchester United & England) Football Programme

      1953 - A collection of six (6) lesser-known programmes for matches involving the Manchester United legend Duncan Edwards who was so tragically killed following the Munich Air Disaster of 1958: Crystal Palace v Army XI 1956-57 (at Selhurst Park, Edwards playing left-midfield for Army side); British Army v Belgium Army 1956-57 (Kentish Cup match at Highbury, Edwards playing alongside Man United colleagues Charlton, Foulkes, Colman, also Dave Mackay (then of Hearts) and Chris Jones (then of Swansea); Bolton v Man United 1954-55 (Division 1); Germany B v England B 1953-54 at Gelsenkirchen (Edwards playing behind Haynes and Jezzard from Fulham); England XI v Young England 1953-54 at Highbury (Edwards lining up with Man U. colleagues Dennis Viollet, Tommy Taylor and Roger Byrne for Young England); and England U23 v Italt U23 at Stamford Bridge 1954-55 (Chelsea's Peter Sillett captained a side containing John Atyeo, Johnny Haynes, Frank Blunstone and the 17-year-old Edwards). Various condition: three of the six very good, two about good, one only fair. A super tribute to one of the great names of the game.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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      The Bodley Head [London]. 1953. (1953).. 1st edition. 204pp. sm8vo. Pale green cloth with front cover & spine decorated & lettered in red. Dustjacket, illustrated light green endpaper and other illustrations by Cecil Leslie. A rare NOT ex-library copy. Near Fine, i.e. very minimal signs of use with no significant defects/ DJ [Spine slightly darkened with top missing 1/8' due to wear & bottom a little worn with two 1/8' tears, 1/2' tear along the right side of the spine, 1/2' diagonal tear in the upper right corner & a 1/4' tear on the bottom edge of the front panel, 3/8' tear on the top edge of the back panel, light spots of foxing on the inside of the back panel, a 1/8' wide line of darkening along the top edges of the flaps o/w Very Good (i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects) with unclipped price & protected in a plastic wrapper]. See scan.

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        East Of Everest - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. c1956 8vo First U. S. Edition in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ shows a little rubbing and creasing along edges with slight tears at corners and minor staining. This copy signed by author Edmund "Ed" Hillary on the title page ; The story of Sir Edmund Hillary's next mountain adventure after Everest 1953; the account of that eventful New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Barun Valley which scored its achievement against considerable odds. Contains 48 pages of photogravure illustrations

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        Storia di Milano.

      Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani 1953 - 1996 20 volumi

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        De Kwadraat-Bladen. The Quadrat-Prints. Le feuilles-Cadrat. Die Quadrat-Blatter (Libro illeggibile bianco e rosso)

      De Jong & Co. 1953 Sovracoperta fustellata, pagine in cartoncino leggero di colore rosso e bianco di diverso formato Perfetto (Mint)

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        La venerie royale au xviiie' siecle.

      Crépin-Leblond et Cie, Editeurs, No date (1953). 8:o. No 183 of 980 numbered copies Édition des papeteries de condat. Total edition 1000 copies. Illustrated. 122,(1)pp. + plates. Brown half morocco. Top edge gilt, else uncut. Spine decorated in blind and gold. Wrappers and spine preserved. In slip-case. (Bound by Wolfgang Bremer). From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz with his book-plate and a few pencil annotations in margin. 23 x 19 cm

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        The Catalans / Patrick O'Brian

      NY, Harcourt, Brace [1953]. 250 p.; 21 cm. First edition of O'Brian's second novel (precedes the first English entitled "Frozen Flame"). A dark story of love and betrayal set against the brilliant colors of the Catalan country in southern France. O'Brian's Stephen Maturin is a Catalan and this is steeped in the Catalan culture. This copy does not have the remainder holes drilled in other copies. It does have an owner signature. Stock#OB947. Vg/ dj (with photo of author) very good except for two small chips.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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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        The Inauguration of Alvin Chandler Duke as Twenty-Second President of the College of William and Mary in Virginia

      The College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia: The College of William and Mary. 1953. First. First edition. A neat bookplate on the front pastedown, fine in gray cloth gilt in a lightly rubbed, fine original marbled papercovered slipcase, the whole housed in a newer quarter leather custom slipcase. Included is the address of Dwight D. Eisenhower as President of the United States. Eisenhower has Signed his address at page 58, and additionally affixed to the rear endpaper is an original photograph of Eisenhower at the ceremony. Ike had been President for only four months when the ceremony took place. Very nicely printed at the William Byrd Press. .

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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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        Against the Fall of Night

      Gnome Press (New York): Gnome Press. (1953). First. First edition. A chip at the crown of both the book and the jacket, thus good or a little better in an about very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian, my favorite American, on -- appropriately enough -- the day of the solar eclipse -- 30 June 56. Arthur." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End, while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy. .

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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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