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        All Done from Memory.

      John Murray, London., 1953. First edition. Octavo. 199 pages. Illustrated by the author. Recollections of late Edwardian family life. Cream quarter buckram with marbled paper sides. Laid in is the front panel for what was to have been the dustwrapper for the trade edition. This differs in colouring from that of the actual edition of 1963.One of 45 copies signed by the author. The publication of the trade edition was held up for a further ten years by the objections of a couple of the author's aunts.Laid in are two pieces of correspondence from the author to two members of the Jessup family: Typed Note Signed, dated 28th August, 1952, and on Lancaster's headed stationery, regarding the sale of some original drawings; Autograph Postcard Signed, postmarked 25 Aug 1952, inviting R.L. Jessup to lunch.Near fine in glassine dustwrapper with paper flaps, the front one being printed. The glassine is defective.

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        L'Innommable.

      1953 - Paris. Les Editions de Minuit. 1953. 8vo., original printed wrappers with glassine. A near fine unopened copy. First edition, no. 43 of 50 copies printed on velin superieur. The final volume in the 'Molloy,' 'Malone Dies,' 'Unnamable' trilogy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Revolt in 2100 [part of Future History Series]

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. First Edition . Black/Red Cloth. Very Good + Book/Very Good Dustjacket. 317 Pp. Third Of Heinlein's Books Printed By Shasta Press In His "Future History" Series, (Endpapers Illustrated With Printed Detailed Timeline For The Series). This Is One Of About 500 Subscriber's Copies, With Heinlein's Signature On An Inserted Leaf. Book With Just A Touch Of Rubbing At Tips, A Little Flaking To Spine Gilt, Two Tiny, Light Spots On Top Edge Of Page Block. . Dj With Wear At Corners With 1/8" To 1/4" V-Shaped Losses At Each, And Slight Browning And Fading To Spine Panel.

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        British Controlled Suez Canal Zone

      Ismailia, Tel-el-Kebir, Suez Canal, Egypt, 1953-1954. Album of photographs taken in the British controlled Suez Canal Zone during the period of heightened tenuous relations between Egypt and Britain which culminated in the Suez Crisis, by Lieutenant Barry A. Biemans of the Royal Fusiliers, East Surrey Regiment (Army identification number 295115), during his foreign service with the Middle East Land Forces (M.E.L.F.). Contains over 200 gelatin silver print photographs with highly detailed manuscript captions, plus a few military documents, maps of the region, and ephemeral momentos, mounted onto black cardstock leaves. Photographs vary in size, the majority measuring approximately 5 x 5 cm, some slightly larger, and the two largest measuring 18 x 13,5 cm. Oblong 8vo. black cloth album, each measuring approximately 30 x 24 x 3 cm. Lieutenant Barry A. Biemans was sent to Egypt in mid-1953, after having previously served in Somalia, and taking a home stay leave in England. In Egypt he was assigned to the MT Section [Mechanical Transport], prepares transport vehicles for service, fetching damaged abandoned units, and repairing them. His arrival was approximately one year after the military coup effected by the Egyptian nationalist 'Free Officers Movement,' led by Muhammad Neguib and future Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, which had overthrown King Farouk and had established an Egyptian republic. It was a period of unrest and tension, which is illustrated in the present album. In 1953, the British occupation of Egypt was entering its 71st year, but was limited to the Suez Canal zone. The Egyptian monarchy of King Farouk was seen by civilians as both corrupt and pro-British, with its lavish lifestyle provoking the free officers movement who lived in poverty. Its policies completed the image of the Egyptian government being a puppet-figure in the hands of the British government. The Free Officers were a group of nationalist officers in the armed forces of Egypt and Sudan, that had instigated the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. His departure from Egypt late 1954 was part of the agreed British evacuation of troops. A very detailed photographic chronicle replete with manuscript commentary presents, from the firsthand perspective of a participant, the state of affairs in the British occupied Suez Canal Zone of Egypt just three years before the Suez Crisis, which ultimately caused British evacuation from the Suez region and laid the foundation for the independence of Sudan. Setting the tone for the album, and manifesting the prevalent sentiments of contention in the British controlled Suez region at the time, the soldier has kept two of his paper targets, alongside of which he explains the standard of precision expected when firing, "As the local inhabitants still persist in causing trouble, a high standard of shooting is maintained." A thorough tour of the garrison at Tel-el-Kebir follows, and then a detailed description of military vehicles, secret camouflaged storage units, and special equipment including massive searchlights mounted onto transport trucks. His captions explain, "Under these mounds of sand was stored the main supplies of High Explosive from both the Middle and Far East theatres... Every possible devise known was used to prevent Undesirable Elements from seeing views such as these... Old Ammunitions are disposed of at regular intervals in the local spot known as Happy Valley." A pivotal event is remembered in a view of the approach to Ismailia, and a photograph of "the notorious Nafisha bridge" [at Nafisha Gulf in Ismailia]. At a roadside, he ponders that he has stopped at "the exact spot where all the trouble started", referring to an attack on British shipping and facilities near Ismailia on 25 January 1952 and the subsequent battle which erupted in the centre of Ismailia later the same day between British Forces and Egyptian auxiliary police. This event gave impetus to the Cairo Fire / Black Saturday riot the following day, as well as the abdication of King Farouk. [A contemporary account of the event: The Australian Associated Press reported on 26 January 1952 than on the previous day, "More than 1,500 tank-backed British troops shot and shelled defiant Egyptian police into surrender in a bloody battle in the centre of Ismailia today. British sources said at least 20 Egyptian police and three British soldiers were killed. One British officer and one soldier, plus an undetermined number of Egyptians, were listed as wounded. British military authorities stated that the action "is in no sense an assumption of military government and has the prior knowledge and full approval of the British Government."] [During the winter of 1951-1952 nationalist police officers had begun protecting and promoting fedayeen (the Egyptian resistance) attacks on British authorities in Cairo, Alexandria, and around the Suez Canal. After repelling a particularly devastating attack on British shipping and facilities near Ismailia which resulted in the death of several British soldiers, British troops tracked the fedayeen into the city. On the morning of 25 January 1952, Brigadier Kenneth Exham, the British commander, issued a warning to Egyptian policemen in Ismaïlia, demanding that they surrender their weapons and leave the canal zone entirely. By doing so, the British aimed to get rid of the only manifestation of Egyptian governmental authority in the canal zone. They also wanted to quell the police force's support of anti-British fedayeen groups. Later that day, British troops discovered the fedayeen had retreated into the local police barracks. When the police refused to surrender the fedayeen, the British officer attempted to negotiate the surrender of the police and the fedayeen. The Ismailia Governorate refused the British request, a refusal that was reiterated by interior minister Fouad Serageddin. When their negotiator was killed in the parley by the fedayeen, the British force attacked the Egyptian police barracks in Ismailia. Some 7,000 British soldiers equipped with machine guns, tanks and armour surrounded the governorate building and its barracks, containing nearly 700 Egyptian officers and soldiers. Armed only with rifles, the Egyptians still refused to surrender their weapons. The British commander thus ordered his troops to bombard the buildings. Vastly outnumbered, the Egyptians continued to fight until they ran out of ammunition. The confrontation lasted two hours. Fifty Egyptian police officers were killed and eighty to one hundred were wounded. The rest were taken captive. Egypt erupted in fury.] "At Tel-el-Kebir [Egypt] just before the truce was signed" is the caption to summarize a group of six images, which really illustrate the uncertainty of the times, and the precautions put in place for defence. Images show an armoured Egyptian policeman on horseback supervising Egyptian labourers leaving the British garrison through barbed wire flanked narrow paths. A lookout tower oversees a compound on the banks of the Sweet Water Canal within the town. [An agreement was made in 1953 to terminate British rule in Sudan by 1956, in return for Cairo's abandoning of its claim to suzerainty over the Nile Valley region.] He was granted leave for 28 days beginning in January 1954, evidently spent at a military camp in Port Louis, Mauritius, a tour of which is provided in a few images. He also photographs a dredge digging in the Suez Canal, Arab dhows sailing, and the Suez Canal Defence Monument at Gebel Maryam, situated on the shore of Lake Timsah, Ismailia, and overlooking Suez Canal. Finally, indicative of peaceful times ahead, Lt. Biemans photographs of himself on an Egyptian dhow, and remarks in caption, "The first time this sort of fraternisation has been possible for four years." A memorandum dated 30 August 1954 announces his return to UK. He pays a final visit to RAF Fayid before boarding the SS Captain Hobson for the voyage home in 19 September 1954. Photographs, ephemera, and his impressions of the voyage home are followed by a reversion document which places him at the H.M. Tower of London, the Regimental Headquarters of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), effective 2 October 1954. A notice for his transfer to the Regular Army Reserve is dated 13 October 1954 and effective November. In addition to the photographs, the soldier also retained the following items by which to remember his tour of duty to the Near East: •one Egyptian bank note for twenty-five piastres •a large folding field map of Egypt extending from Damietta to Cairo, measuring approximately 48 x 76 cm •a map of Great Bitter Lake which is linked to the Suez Canal •a map of the environs of Ismailia •a manuscript music list from the marching band •the regiment's 1953 Christmas card •a scant few ephemeral papers pertaining to the regiment, including an approval for leave in April 1954 •the memorandum from the War Office dated 8 October 1954, announcing his imminent return to the UK

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        Family Table of Racehorses/ Tablice Rodowe Koni Wysciogowych/ Table Généalogiqoues de Chev aux de Courses/ Tablas Genealogicas de Caballos de Carreras/ Stammtafeln von Renpferden: Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses 1953. Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Index. Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Addenda for 1960 & 61.Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Addenda for 1956 Volume II: Family Table of Racehorses 1953-1959

      Elephanten Folio J A Allen [dist], Waterlow & Sons Limited [print] 1953. 510mm x 620mm (20" x 24"). [600pp.]. 1953-1959 Printed in English-Polish-French-Spanish-German language Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Printed 1953. Limited 323. Complied by Bobinski. Published by Zamboyski Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Index. Printed 1953. Limited number 323. Compiled by Bobinski. Published by Zamboyski Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Addenda for 1960 & 61. Printed 1962. Complied by Bobinski i Zamboyski. Published by New York Jockey Club Volume I: Family Table of Racehorses. Addenda for 1956 Third Supplement Printed 1956. Complied by Bobinski i Zamboyski. Published by New York Jockey Club Volume II: Family Table of Racehorses. 1953-1959 [Bobinski i Zamboyski] Limited 58 Printed 1960. Also included is 'Courses et Elevage' Tables Genealogiques. These volumes cover the genealogical history of over 50,000 racehorses from the 18th century to the mid 20th century. Volume I is a fold-out double page directory charting the history of each stud. The 'Bobinski Tables' form the cornerstone of any thoroughbred pedigree research library. Historically, 'The Family Tables of English Thoroughbred Stock', published in German in 1885 by Herman Goos, were followed by Lowe who was only able to identified 43 families Goos had identified 61. Gooss book was republished in 1897, with 50 family charts, but now using Lowes system of numbering families, with family number 1 being the foundation mare to whom the most classic winners traced in tail-female descent. Gooss genealogical charts set the model for a number of later publications, the most significant and comprehensive being by Bobinski and Zamoyski. 'The Bobinski Tables', identified a total of 74 families tracing mares, the first 49 of which were based on Lowe and Goos, and subdivided the families alphabetically, as in "1-a," to denote various significant branches. In addition, they expanded research into female families of racehorses including Polish (P), Argentine (Ar), American (A), and Colonial (C)-Australian and New Zealand-female lines, and half-bred families (HB). The second, updated volume of the Bobinski Tables was then issued in 1963. The system of identifying female lines by Lowe family number persists to this day. The increasing sophistication of commercial pedigree databases now available to the general public, breed historians, pedigree fans, and bloodstock consultants means that anyone interested in the heritage of throughbreed horses will consider deep analysis of family numbers useful in planning matings and checking form. Condition: in very good condition without dust jacket with carrying case for Volume I, Volume II plus addenda and slipcase for Index. Slipcase slightly rubbed. Carry case with bumped edges and some rubbing. Overall Green varnished soft cloth cover with gilt titles and green paper covers. Green slipcase and carrying case Limited Editions [323 and 58 of unknown limited edition].

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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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 158623).

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition 1st Printing. Red Boards. Near Fine Book/Very Good + DJ. 199, [Ii] Pp. Red Boards, Yellow Lettering, Currey's Binding Type 4, Red Boards With Yellow Lettering [The Paperback Edition Precedes, No Priority For The 3 Hardcover Varietiesof The First Edition]. The Publisher's Ownl Copy, Direct From Ian Ballantine's Library, Not Marked As Such But With A Loose Printed Card Certifying That It Is His Book. Book Clean, Unmarked, Rubbing Along Part Of Top And Bottom Edges, As Usual. Dj Lightly Worn At Corners, Small [1/8" To 1/4" Deep] Losses At Corners, The Largest Being A 1/8" Deep, 1/4" Long V-Chip At Top Spine Edge And A 1/4" Deep, 1/8" Wide Loss At Top Rear Flap Fold. Red Lettering On Spine Faded But Still Clear. One Of The Most Widely Read And Collectible Books Of The Twentieth Century, One That Appears Certain To Still Be Read In 100 Years.

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        Fahrenheit 451 (40Th Anniversiry Ediiton, Fine, Signed By Bradbury, And With His Signed Note To Forrest Ackerman Transmitting The Book)

      New York (1953): Simon and Schuster, 1993. First Edition Thus . Boards. Fine Book/Near Fine Dustjacket. With A New Eleven Pp Preface By Bradbury For This Edition, And Including The 1966 Ten Page Introduction By Bradbury, And Minor Editorial Revisions. Fine In Fine Dj, As New. Signed By Bradbury On Front Endpaper, And With His Signed Note To Forrest Ackerman Transmitting The Book.Bradbury And Ackerman Were Good Friends Since The Time In The Late 1930'S When Bradbury Rented A Typewriter At Ucla To Do His Writing, And Ackerman Was Of Critcal Assistance To Him; Ackerman Was Later His Agent For Some Time.

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        The Price of Salt

      New York: Bantam, 1953. A VG+ copy. Bantam #1148 with a .25 cover price. First printing. A collectible copy. . First Edition. Paperback. VG+.

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        INDIA AND THE AWAKENING EAST

      New York: Harper & Brothers, (1953). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a clipped, Good dustwrapper still retaining its price at the bottom front of the inside flap with edgewear and a sunned spine. Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the former First Lady on the half-title page. When this title is found signed it is usually on a blue bookplate affixed opposite the title page. Inscribed copies are much more uncommon.

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        Treasure Island : Seagull Library Edtn.

      Collins, 1953. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Softcover. Good. Signed. First edition, first printing; paperback issue, published prior to the hardcover. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page in blue marker. Good. Wraps rubbed at extremities, and with surface finish lightly crackled. Glue repair evident to binding, binding a bit fragile; first page detached but taped back in and title page separating from binding at bottom, pages toned. One of Bradbury's best works, and a high spot in the science fiction genre.

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        An illustrated catalogue of the Rothschild collection of fleas

      (Siphonaptera) in the British Museum (Natural History), Volume I, II und IV bis VI (Volume III fehlt). With keys and short descriptions for the identification of families, genera, species and subspecies. London. 1953 bis 1981. 361, 443, 549, 530 und 298 S. Quart. Mit zahlreichen schwarzweißen und farbigen Tafeln und Textfiguren.. The Trustees of the British Museum. London. 1981. Guter Zustand/Good condition. Leinen/Hardcover. teilweise mit Schutzumschlägen,Volume III fehlt. Sprache: englisch/english.

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        Mercedes-Benz (Adenauer) Typ 300 S. Ersatzteilliste. Ausgabe A. Stand Juni 1953.

      8, XXIII, 231 Seiten mit sehr zahlr. Abbildungen, farbig illustr. Okart. - sehr guter Zustand - 1953. c72702

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        Poème d'hier et d'aujourd'hui. Nouveau choix de poèmes et poèmes inédits.

      Paris: José Corti, 1953. Livre. Bon. Couverture souple. Signé par l'auteur. Ed. originale. In-8. Paris, Librairie José Corti, 1953. In-8, 256 pp., broché. Edition en partie originale sur papier d'édition après 12 exemplaires de tête seulement. Enrichi d'un ENVOI de l'auteur à René Lalou. Peu commun. Couverture effrangée, dos passé, papier bruni..

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        Japanese Art. A phase in colour-prints

      Sydney: Privately Printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. Standard de-luxe edition of 160 copies (total issue of 200 copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a fine copy. A remarkable published celebration of the Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock tradition, lovingly prepared by Neville Barnett in a strictly limited edition of 160 copies. This is the last book published by Barnett, and was completed in the year of his decease. As a publisher he insisted upon the nest materials, with elegant type cut in Europe and printed upon ne textured hand- made paper by the highly respected Sydney artisan Harrie Mortlock, owner of the Beacon Press.

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        [ETCHING] THE RABBI OF PRAGUE [SIGNED BT ARTIST]

      1953. 1st Edition Etching. Framed and Matted. 62.5 by 47.5 cm. Signed,

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        Caucasian Battlefields. A History of the Wars on the Turco-Caucasian Border 1828-1921.

      

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        Un transparent. Avec une gravure originale de Laurent Debut, en deux états, le texte manuscrit autographe du poème signé par l'auteur et la matrice du bois gravé.

      Edition originale, tirage limité à 37 exemplaires numérotés, un des 12 de tête sur Vélin de Rives (avant 25 sur Ingres). Exemplaire n°1 de l'éditeur, avec un bois gravé original justifié et signé b.d. de Laurent Debut, tiré à 15 exemplaires, une épreuve d'essai signée et la matrice du même bois, le texte autographe signé du poème au format du livre, une gravure supplémentaire non signée de Laurent Debut avec un extrait du poème, autographe. Catalogue de la bibliothèque de Laurent DEBUT (1953-2014) poète, plasticien, typographe et éditeur de Brandes, 2015.

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        STORIA DI MILANO

      Treccani degli Alfieri, 1953. (Codice EK/0132) Venti volumi in 4° (cm 31x24) 18.000 pp. complessive circa. Prestigiosa, monumentale storia di Milano, redatta sotto forma di monografie da una équipe di valenti studiosi e storici. Espone la storia della Città nel contesto delle vicende italiane, ne illustra le attività mercantili, le arti, le scienze, la cultura, la vita sociale. Con ricchissima iconografia: svariate illustrazioni nel testo e 580 tavole a colori fuori testo, anche grandi e ripiegate. Completa con gli ultimi volumi dell' aggiornamento "Novecento" pubblicati nel 1996. Eleganti legature editoriali mezza pelle, ricchi fregi e titolo oro ai dorsi. Esemplare perfetto, come nuovo (tutti i volumi con la loro carta protettiva e 12 ancora nelle scatola editoriale). OPERA FONDAMENTALE, IN PERFETTE CONDIZIONI. Euro 1300.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Kniga o vkusnoi i zdorovoi pishche [Book of delicious and healthy food].

      

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        Sardi's the story of a famous restaurant.

      

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        Toyen

      Paris, Éditions Sokolova, 1953, in-8, 104 pp, broché, couverture imprimée ajourée, Édition originale, un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés (après 36 de tête). Frontispice en couleurs, contrecollé au frontispice ; nombreuses illustrations en noir in et hors texte. Coins légèrement émoussés. Bel exemplaire, intérieur frais.

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        La vocation de Caroline

      Edition, review copy.Binding to open bradel paper gray wooden way, as part of black shagreen, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, Goy & binding signed Vilaine.Precious autograph Henry Monfreid the writer Marcel Ayme.Please insert tab mounted on top of the book.Bel pleasantly established exemplary. Grasset Paris 1953 14x19cm relié

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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

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        L'innommable

      Les éditions de minuit 1953 - - Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Samuel Beckett à Gaetan Picon. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the review copies service. Signed autograph signed by Samuel Beckett to Gaetan Picon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Sculpture of Matisse

      Tate Gallery, Londres, Mourlot - Paris 1953 - Affiche lithographique. Lithographic poster. Lithographie éditée pour une exposition de Henri Matisse à la Tate Gallery de Londres d' après un papier découpé et un dessin à l'encre reproduits en lithographie . Lithographie imprimée en cinq couleurs Format : 76 X 51 cm . Tirage à 800 exemplaires . Une des plus belles affiches de Matisse . Lithographic print from paper cut-out and drawing. Poster printed in 5 colors by Mourlot from an edition of 800 prints

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        Casino Royale Signed Ian Fleming

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Casino Royale Signed by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1953. No inscriptions, light foxing to endpapers. Unmarked and unblemished throughout. Covers near fine with red lettering and heart motif still very much bright. In original first state dust jacket without Times review and not price clipped. SIGNED by Ian Fleming on mounted card affixed to front endpaper. Further images on request.

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        L'innommable

      first edition, one of the review copies service.Signed autograph signed by Samuel Beckett to Gaetan Picon. Les éditions de minuit Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

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        The Golden Apples of the Sun [Signed]

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1953 - SIGNED FIRST EDITION. This copy is SIGNED in full & INSCRIBED by the author in black ink on ffep: "For Clyde Beck - with the thanks and appreciation of Ray Bradbury - March 1953". An EARLY inscription, in the year of publication. The book was first reviewed in the New York Times the same month, March 1953. The recipient of the author's inscription is presumably Clyde Eugene "Jersey" Beck (1900-1988), who was a right-handed infielder in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds from 1926 to 1931. FIRST EDITION hardcover with dustjacket. First edition stated on copyright page & 1953 appears on both title page & copyright page, with no later printing dates. Drawings & dustjacket illustrations by Joe Mugnaini. Includes 23 b&w illustrations - as frontispiece plus half-page headpieces for each of the short stories. The author's fourth book, containing 22 tales "of the extraordinary, the haunting, & the beautiful" (from inner front flap of dustjacket). Rear inner flap with b&w photograph of the author by Morris Dollens. Printed in the USA at The Country Life Press, Garden City, N.Y. Bound in original grey cloth with yellow lettering to spine, in publisher's unclipped pictorial dustjacket (with publisher's original price of $3.00 intact on inner front flap). The book itself is a remarkably very nice clean tight solid NEAR FINE copy. The dustjacket with small chip hole (0.5cm) to lower spine, mild creasing to upper edge of rear panel, spine & rear panel slightly browned, shallow splits along folds, otherwise a VERY GOOD nice clean complete & unclipped copy. The dustjacket is now protected in a removable clear Bro-dart cover. 250pp. Scarce signed copy. Though he signed a lot of books, early signed inscriptions on early editions by Bradbury are uncommon. RARE. Size: 20.5 x 14cm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookwood]
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        Collection of Lakehurst Naval Air Station Material

      Lakehurst, New Jersey: , 1953-1981. Lakehurst, New Jersey. 1953-1981. A group of material related to the Naval Air Station Lakehurst including annuals, on-base newspapers, calendars, and guide books. Quartos annuals with dark navy boards and gilt covers for the years 1953, 1957, and 1960. These are accompanied by three consecutive issues of the base newspaper (The Airship) from 1957, two wrappered NAS Lakehurst guide books for 1966 and 1971, five comb-bound calendars of American Airship for 1976 and 1978-1981, and a second edition of Airship Operation World War II: 7 December 1941 to September 1945. Overall near fine with some light rubbing and wear. The material appears to have been collected by Stewart J. Hyland, a civilian worker on the base, who appears in each of three annuals; his ownership name appears in one as well. Also present are some scattered newspaper clippings related to Lakehurst and photocopies of articles about airships. Though Lakehurst is best known as the site of the infamous Hindenburg disaster, it has been in continuous use since its construction in 1916 and remains the largest naval aviation center in the Northeast. A detailed list is available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        3 Autographe + Zeichnung (Widmungsexemplar + Orig.-Karikatur von Ernst Udet + beschriebene Fotokarte).

      Unikales Konvolut bestehend aus: 1. Widmungsexemplar von Franz Hailer: Fünfzig Jahre Motorflug. Hg. von Dr. Franz Burda. Offenburg, 1953, durchgehend fotografisch illustriert. 327 S., Orig.-Ganzleinenband. Mit einer eigenhändigen ganzseitigen Widmung von Hailer in Versform von 1963 (Bezug nehmend auf dessen "Alpenflug" 1926). - 2. Fotokarte mit Unterschrift Hailers, verso: "So geduldig habe ich vor 45 Jahren die verwickelten Gummibandln meiner Fliegerbrille auseinandergefiezelt, bis ich mit 70...(?) Daimler in diesem Otto-Doppeldecker in die Lüfte brauste!". - 3. Original-Karikatur Hailers von Ernst Udet. Bleistift/Aquarell. 14,5x10,5cm, mit Klebeband auf Vorsatzblatt des Widmungsexemplares montiert, verso eigenhändig von Heiler: "Eine Karikatur von mir, die Udet 1928 gemacht hat!". Bucheinband und Titelei etwas stockfleckig. Karikatur an der Oberkante mit Klebeband montiert, etwas staub- und stockfleckig. Fotokarte vergilbt, leicht knickspurig und staubig.

      [Bookseller: erlesenes Antiquariat und Buchhandlung]
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        Four Stoppages

      Jonathan Williams / Jargon, Stuttgart, Germany 1953 - First edition. Graphics by Charles Oscar. Large folio stiff card sheet, folded to make eight large pages. Small stain on last panel, modest age-toning, one small corner with an archival repair, very good or better. Limited to 200 unnumbered copies. Issued as *Jargon 5*. Fragile and scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        SEMI-COLON Vol. 1 Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; Vol. II, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 [10 Issues, A Near-Complete Run]

      New York: Tibor De Nagy Gallery, nd [ca. 1953-1956]. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. 4tos.; 8.5" x 11" approx, with one issue slightly taller than the others. Printed self-wraps, all folded sheets made to create 4 pages each. Minor wear here and there. Some toning, edgewear. Very good or better overall. Rare near-complete run, lacking only the scarce final double issue, of this "poets' newsletter" edited by Myers and published by his gallery, Tibor De Nagy. Tibor De Nagy Gallery was in many ways ground zero not just for the abstract expressionist movement but for the first generation New York School poets as well. The gallery published early books from Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, and Barbara Guest and encouraged collaborations between them and the painters the gallery represented. SEMI-COLON, which ran 12 issues (including the final double number), served as something of a semi-private mode of communication between these New York writers, not unlike the way FLOATING BEAR would a decade later. Contributors to these issues include Saul Bellow, W.H. Auden, William Jay Smith, Wallace Stevens, David Jackson (all of Vol. II., No. 2 issue), Charles Henri Ford, Barbara Guest, James Schuyler, Fairfield Porter, John Ashberry, V.R. Lang (all of Vol. 1, No. 4 issue), James Merrill, John Wieners, Kenneth Koch & Frank O'Hara. The dates of these newsletters are somewhat in dispute. All are undated. Clay and Phillips date the first issue to 1950, but Tibor De Nagy was not founded until the following year. O'Hara's and Ashbery's bibliographers both suggest "[1955?]" for Vol. 1, No. 1. Most likely correct, however, are the dates 1953-ca. 1956 provided by the inventory and catalogue of the Myers' archive (on deposit at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art) and our date follows their lead. Individual issues are scarce; only the second substantive run we've handled. [Clay & Philips p. 293].

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        FOUNDATION

      London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1953. First British edition. 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. (7771). Octavo, Hardcover. First book in the Foundation series.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Life in England in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860

      London: Curwen Press, 1953. First. Hardcover. VG+-Near Fine/VG. 428 pp, ill. Plates with tissue guards. In spite of all the information on the web, the contents of this monumental work still appear in what - to me - is the most workable useful format. Book shows almost no signs of ever having been used. Jacket shows light soiling on rear and there is one piece chipped (about 1x2 inches).

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        25th Annual Academy Awards Presentation - 1953 Cecil B.DeMille , Kirk Douglas, Gary Cooper, John Ford , Joan Crawford Bette Davis

      Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, 1953 - In original mailer . one of 3,000. Most presumed lost. Thin pamphletin original mailer with program, nominees The 25th Academy Awards ceremony was held on March 19, 1953. It took place at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California and the NBC International Theatre in New York City. Films of the year included High Noon , Bad and beautiful, Greatest show on Earth Cecil B.DeMille Singing in the Rain Kirk Douglas, Gary Cooper, John Ford , Joan Crawford Bette Davis [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Homemade Landscape Stereo Views of Philadelphia: Fairmount Park, Wissahickon Creek, and the surrounding areas

      Philadelphia, Valley Forge, etc. 1953 - A collection of 389 homemade stereo cards each with double mounted images. Most of the cards are approximately 5" x 2.5", each holding identical black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver images that are each approximately 2.5" x 2.5". A small number, perhaps a few dozen (mostly earlier cards) are a bit smaller with cards measuring 4" x 3", with the images each 1.5" x 2.25". Additionally there are three cards each lacking one of the images, and in one case, both images are present but the card mount lacking. A modest number of images are detached or a bit loose, but mostly very nice and near fine. The majority, but not all, are captioned and/or dated. Dates range from 1934 to the latest card, dated on New Years' Day 1953 (one dated in 1930, is an an outlier or perhaps misdated). Most are between 1935-1949.A wonderful collection of almost entirely outdoor scenes centered around Fairmount Park and Wissahickon Creek, displaying a fine eye for composition. Many, perhaps a bit more than half, are of lovely and bucolic wintery scenes, including skating, cross-country skiing, a horse-drawn sleigh, winding by-ways and lanes, snow-covered trees, and many other landscapes, with multiple images of Forbidden Drive, Valley Green Inn, and the Springfield and Rex Avenue approaches. Many of the images feature individuals, most of whom are identified. A very small number (perhaps a couple of dozen) seem to be from the general vicinity of Philadelphia and its suburbs (Valley Forge, Rancocas Creek, and Princeton), along with a smattering of, we assume, vacation photos (Washington, DC; Lake George and Buffalo, New York; and Montreal, Quebec).A fascinating and unusually large collection of of early amateur stereo views.

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        The Crucible A Play in Four Acts by Arthur Miller

      The Viking Press, New York 1953 - 145 pp. Price of $2.75 on front flap of jacket. Miller's acclaimed play is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials which serve as an allegory for the Red Scare of the early 1950s and associated mass cultural and political hysteria instigated and manipulated by Senator Joseph McCarthy and his followers. Widely considered to be one of the cornerstone works of American drama, the play is is still powerful and resonant today. A very attractive copy of this American classic. A Fine book in a Near Fine jacket with mild fading to the spine panel and a tiny, nearly imperceptible, spot of restoration to the crown of the spine panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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        Storia di Milano.

      Milano, Fondazione Treccani degli Alfieri, 1953/1966, diciassette volumi in-8vo grande, legatura in tutta tela editoriale con titoli dorati e impressioni a secco ai piatti, fregi e titoli dorati ai dorsi, ciascuno di circa 800/900 pagine con centinaia di illustrazioni in nero e a coori nel testo. Prima edizione (qualche spellatura ai dorsi ma complessivamente in ottimo stato di conservazione).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già  Naturalistica]
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