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        THE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS [Signed]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Presentation Edition. Octavo; VG; No jacket, covered by mylar brodart; Red Cloth boards and spine with silver lettering; Some minor shelf wear to edges, Binding strong; Text block slightly toned; Marks from paper clip on first few pages. Limited edition, SIGNED and NUMBERED 14 by Lindbergh. Also includes a business card from Charles Scribner with hand-written note: "I thought you might like to have one of these copies, Charlie" 561 pages. Shelved in case 9. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1953 - 562pp. Red cloth, silver inscriptions on spine and front cover. Minor wear on top of spine. Original glassine cover included. Scribners "A" printed on copyright page. Presentation edition of 1000 copies, this being number 324. Great presentation copy for any collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The First Edition Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches

      Blue Heron Press, NY 1953 - 265pp. Spine shows just a touch of sunning with some slight dulling to the gilt, else a very good copy in publisher's cloth backed patterned boards with just the lightest wear to the extremities. Signed by Du Bois on a publisher's bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. A nicer than usually encountered copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Lilien violet / rot.

      Aquarell 1953 - 64 x 49 cm Unten rechts signiert und datiert. Das Aquarell auf Büttenpapier ist aufgezogen. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        CONNAISSANCE des Arts. Revue mensuelle. Directeurs H. Frèrejean et D.W. Rémon. Numeros 11-466.

      - Paris, 1953-1990, collezione di 456 fascicoli in-4, br. edit.: i fascicoli dal 1953 al 1975 sono raccolti in 45 contenitori eseguiti a regola d'arte, in mezza tela con punte, tasselli in pelle con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi, piatti in carta varese; i fascicoli degli anni dal 1976 al 1990 sono conservati sciolti. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Una delle più importanti riviste d'arte europee. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1952, Connaissance des Arts è stato il primo periodico a unire editoriali e riproduzioni a colori. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Verve. Vol. VII. Nos. 27 & 28.

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve, 1953.(). 4to. Paper covered boards. Text in French. Minor wear to spine ends soiling to cover. Cover by Braque in good condition. Lacking the lithos after Chagall, Léger and Miró, but with the lithos by Mourlot after Braque, Matisse, Laurens, Giacometti, Borès and Gromaire.

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        [Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1953. First Printing of this landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xxx,841[1]pp, with numerous charts, graphs, tables, and figures in the text. Publisher's maroon cloth, upper cover blocked in black and navy blue, spine stamped in gilt, yellow typographic dust jacket printed in black and priced $8.00 on rear flap. A stunning, virtually pristine example, in a vibrant, unfaded jacket. Garrison-Morton 7038. Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based their study on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data were analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity, and Kinsey and his colleagues considered how such factors as age, social-economic status, and religious adherence influenced sexual behavior. The evidence suggested that women were less sexually active than men, but many of the study's other conclusions were immediately controversial, causing shock and outrage, both because they challenged conventional beliefs about sexuality and because they discussed subjects considered taboo. The Kinsey Reports together (this one was preceded by Sexual Behavior in the Human Male) sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated into thirteen languages, making them among the most successful and influential scientific books of the twentieth century. 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 / Fine.

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        Antlitz der Kinder

      Zurich: Rosellina or Werner Bischof, c.1953-1960. Some photos detached from their pages, light wear; envelope lightly worn.. Unbound square octavo. Housed in original blue envelope with handwritten title in an unknown hand. Unique prototype for a planned, but unrealized book on the face of childhood. 88 pages, numbered, with thirty-seven gelatin silver prints mounted to sheets beginning at page 25. The first section consists entirely of lovely childlike pencil drawings, probably by Mrs. Bischof; the drawings continue interspersed with the photographs as the maquette unfolds. Some images later appeared in Bischof's posthumous book, Kinder, but in a wholly different format. It is not known definitively if Bischof had a hand in this maquette; more likely it was assembled by his wife, Rosellina, from existing prints, after Bischof's death. Werner Bischof was the first photographer invited to join Magnum alongside its founding members in 1949. Known for his documentation of poor children around the world during and in the aftermath of WWII, Bischof died in 1954 when his car careened off a mountainside in the Andes. Only nine days later, Magnum cofounder Robert Capa was killed in Indochina.

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        Hua xue bing qi].[Chinese Military Poster Set - Chemical Weapons]. ?????????????? - ????.[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].

      ????????????????????.[Military Publishing Bureau of People's Revolutionary Military Committee of the Central People's Government]., No place of publication. 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 ??? [Fuel Explosive], M47 ??????? [M47 Solid Oil Incendiary bomb], M10????? [M10 Airborne Dispenser]. Poster no. 2 shows 4 WWII US chemical weapons, they are (upper section)AN-M54 ????? [AN-M54 Incendiary Bomb], AN-M-50-AI ????? [AN-M-50-AI Incendiary Bomb], AN-M50X-A3 ????? [AN-M50X-A3 Incendiary Bomb] and (lower section)MI???????? [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 ??????? [M47 A3C Blister-agents Bomb] which weighs 100 lb and M47 A2 ??????? [M47 A2 Blister-agents Bomb]; (lower section) a 1000lb weight AN-M79 ??????? [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.

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        Head of the Bay; Sketches and Pictures of Blue Hill, Maine 1762-1952

      Shoreacre Press for Congregational Church of Blue Hill(1953). Oblong 4to. 52pp. Pictorial cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on contents page. Very light shelfwear and partial fade to rear board, contents are clean and sound. A very good copy. A very logical and practical presentation of the history of Blue Hill, Maine. Illustrted throughout.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hard Cover. Jacket: No Jacket

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        The Ascent of Everest. (SIGNED twice By TENZING)

      First Edition. Hardback., 1953. 8vo. pp xx, 300. Frontis and 7 colour plates, 48 black & white. 25 text illustrations, 3 maps, figures and tables. Signed on the front endpaper Good Wishes Tenzing Jan 21 / 54. Also the photographic frontispiece is also signed by Tenzing. Original publisher's blue cloth lettered gilt at the spine which is showing a little wear and light fading to the edges. Slight foxing and offsetting to endpapers, page edges dusty and in Good dustwrapper showing some wear chipping, toning and rubbing to edges. Also with headed note paper from the Sherpa Hospital Appeal Committee SIGNED by E.P. Hillary. The dustwrapper is housed in a protective removable sleeve. 10672. Contemporary flat signed Tezning copies of the book Are exceedingly rare. 10672

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        Mexican Indians, Spaniards and Priests.

      Ventura, Calif., ca. 1953.(). Pastel and gold drawing. 19.5 x 28.5 inches. Signed in pencil by the artist. Annotated and authenticated by Tony Sheets, the artist's son in 2003. Mural design for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ventura, California. On board. Literature: Millard Sheets. One-Man Renaissance by Janice Lovoos and Edmund Penney, p. 148.

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        [Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Printing of this landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xxx,841[1]pp, with numerous charts, graphs, tables, and figures in the text. Publisher's maroon cloth, upper cover blocked in black and navy blue, spine stamped in gilt, yellow typographic dust jacket printed in black and priced $8.00 on rear flap. A stunning, virtually pristine example, in a vibrant, unfaded jacket. Garrison-Morton 7038. Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based their study on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data were analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity, and Kinsey and his colleagues considered how such factors as age, social-economic status, and religious adherence influenced sexual behavior. The evidence suggested that women were less sexually active than men, but many of the study's other conclusions were immediately controversial, causing shock and outrage, both because they challenged conventional beliefs about sexuality and because they discussed subjects considered taboo. The Kinsey Reports together (this one was preceded by Sexual Behavior in the Human Male) sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated into thirteen languages, making them among the most successful and influential scientific books of the twentieth century. 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.

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        De taal der dieren. (Gesigneerd)

      De complete bundel in doorslag van typoscript. 38 bladen. 27,3 x 21,5 cm. In rood linnen overslagdoos met verzonken blauw titeletiket op voorzijde (Binderij Phoenix).l Met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht op het eerste blad: 'Voor Hugo [Claus] & Elli,/ in vriendschap & hoe dat/ allemaal heet en wordt/ en werd en is,/ van/ Hans Andreus/ Oct. '51'.De taal der dieren zou in 1953, twee jaar na dit typoscript dus, verschijnen in de Ultimatumreeks van De Bezige Bij. Inhoudelijk zijn er af en toe significante verschillen. Op blad 9 werd met pen een zin tussengevoegd, op blad 18 het oneindigheidsteken. Van blad 36 en 37 ontbreekt de onderste helft, met verlies van drie kwatrijnen.Bijgevoegd: Hans Andreus, De taal der dieren. Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, (1953). Ingenaaid. 48 p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 500 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Ultimatumreeks II,1.

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        Important Pair of Daguerreotypes: Black Nurse with White Baby and the Child’s Parents

      Talbot County, Maryland, 1953 - IDENTIFIED SLAVE AND MASTER DAGUERREOTYPES. Two sixth-plate daguerreotypes, cased together. Left: nurse and child (“Bradford & Ellen Sherwood his nurse”), right: parents (“Jonathan P. Harrison & his wife Caroline Denny Harrison”). White family’s cheeks are hand-tinted and the baby’s dress is hand-colored. Some spots, edges tarnished. A tremendous pair. Jonathan P. Harrison (born 23 December 1829) and his wife Caroline Denny Harrison (born c. 1834) are in one portrait, while their son Bradford (born c. 1853) and his black nurse Ellen Sherwood are in the other. The Harrison family moved from Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to Texas in the 1850s to pursue ranching and farming opportunities. According to the U.S. Census, in 1860 the family lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, with Jonathan reported as 29 years old, Caroline 26, and Bradford 7, indicating a date of 1853 for this photograph. The Harrisons and Dennys were prominent Maryland and Texas families. Jonathan served with the 1st Texas Cavalry during the Civil War. Identified daguerreotype portraits of slaves are rare, and linked pairs such as this set are very rare. It is conceivable that Ellen Sherwood was a free black, but given the status of the Harrison and Denny families, it seems probable that she was a slave. This splendid pair of photographs vividly demonstrates the complexity of black-white relationships in the antebellum South. Provenance: “Jonathan P. Harrison & his wife Caroline Denny Harrison / Their child Bradford & Ellen Sherwood his nurse,” identified in a manuscript note, beneath the right daguerreotype, in the hand of Jonathan’s niece Patty Belle Tilghman (1851-1931). See Hanson, Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland, p. 96.

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        Fantastic Magazine - Vol 1 No 4

      Strato, 1953. Magazine. Used; Acceptable. Magazine; English language; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Typed letter signed, to Whit Burnett, Erlenbach-Zurich, Oct. 24, 1953. One page

      1953. To the editor of "Story" magazine (where Mann had been frequently published, since its inception) and numous anthologies. "I was very interested to learn about your plan of a television series based upon the work and the authors in "The World's Best" and I am quite willing to cooperate in this series. As for the story most suitable for this purpose I am looking forward to your suggestions."

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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books(1953). 1st edition/1st printing, 1953 1st edition. From the collection of famous sci-fi book collector(s) Robert and Diane Yaspan. Signed and Inscribed by the author in red felt-tip pen on a large piece of white paper that is NOT a bookplate (instead a piece of letter-sized stationery trimmed to fit) pasted on the book's front pastedown: 'Mar - 1974 For Robert Yaspan - This copy of the regular trade edition of "451" signed by Ray Bradbury.' Mr. Bradbury was of course differentiati ng between the 1st hardback trade edition owned by Mr. Yaspen vs. the asbestos-covered limited edition issued at the same time. The book is bound in red cloth with yellow printing (Curry binding D, no priority). Straight, clean, tight book with no soiling and no handwriting other than the author's in it, with crisp, clean pages, and with just a mere touch of shelfwear to spine ends/corners and 2 small 'very' slightly darkened cloth areas at the bottom edge of the boards. The price intact ($2.50) dustjacket is clean and crisp with some of the usual fading of the red '451' on the spine (though still quite legible), and with some small, shallow edge chips and tears along its edges, primarily at spine ends, upper back edge and flap fold ends, none affecting any dustjacket lettering or the design (less than it looks like in our photos; there's some flash glare from the DJ protector). The dustjacket is entirely original - no restoration. It is now protected by a clear, removable dustjacket cover. The book is housed in a custom red cloth slipcase dating to the Yaspans in the 1970s that is in excellent condition. Very handsome presentation, and excellent provenance! Made into a very good movie in 1966 by Francois Truffaut, starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner.This book is what really made Mr. Bradbury into a household name.; Signed by Author, 10, 20, 24, NF/VG+

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        Kreidezeichnung der Stadt Stühlingen / Motiv von der Hallauerstraße aus gesehen. Mit dem Adlerrang und dem Wahrzeichen Schloß Hohenlupfen. Format 20 x 32 cm. // Passepartout 35 x 49 cm. Unleserlich signiert und datiert auf der Zeichnung.

      Stühlingen,, Stühlingen, 1953 - 35 x 49 cm. 1 Blatt hinter Passepartout. ISBN: Keine. Kartoniert / Soft cover. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Zeichnung sehr frisch / Passepartout angerändert. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! Stühlingen ist eine Kleinstadt im Landkreis Waldshut im Süden Baden-Württembergs an der Grenze zwischen Deutschland und der Schweiz. De Luftkurort Stüèlingè lit a de Wuete am Südrand vum Schwarzwald uff ere Höchi vu 449 bis 601 Meter. diräkt a de Grenz zu de Schwyz (Gmeind Schlaate). R1B3. (His). Jpg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Epoca - Anno IV nn. 117 - 121 - 122 - 123 - 124 - 125 - 129 - 132 del 1953 Settimanale politico di grande informazione

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, MILANO 1953 - ITALIANO Otto fascicoli dell' anno 1953. Copertine illustrate. Pagine in buono stato, ricche di fotografie in nero, nel testo e fuori.

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        Tornado Damage Snapshot Albums

      Holden, Massachusetts: N.p., 1953. Two of the photographs loose in the album, otherwise near fine. Among the 93 photographs, the albums contain three duplicate prints, and seven images of an unrelated school ceremony.. Possibly unique photo albums. Small oblong octavos, comb-bound. A collection of seven original "Super Pak Snaps" photo albums, each measuring 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches, containing a total of 93 black and white, deckle-edged black and white snapshots, bound directly to the plastic comb. An ink-stamped text, found in two of the albums, identifies the contents as "Tornado Damage / Holden, Mass. / June 9, 1953". (A third album lists Worcester, Mass.) The images document the damage of what was one of the deadliest tornados in US history; 94 died, over a thousand were injured, and at least 4000 buildings were destroyed. Though apparently amateur snapshots, the photographs provide an overall typology of destruction and disaster; insurance claim adjustor meets Ed Ruscha.

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        SPIRALE 2. International review of young art.

      Herausgeber und Verleger, [agosto 1953]., Bern, Schweiz, - 35x50. [20pp.]. Imre Reiner, Paul Klee, Federico García Lorca, Raúl Gustavo Aguirre, Alberto Vanasco, Marcel Wyss, Lili Erzinger, Oscar Dalvit, Claus Henneberg, Leo Leuppi, Saint John Perse, Franz Eggenschwiler, Keneth Patchen, Dieter Roth, Robert Gessner, Klaus Demus, Anneliesse Hager, Walter Binder. Tirada de 600 ejemplares. Sólo se publicó en a alemán. Se publicaron 9 números, entre 1953 y 1964. Sólo se publicó en alemán. Rastro casi inapreciable de antiguo doblez. Por lo demás, buen ejemplar de esta espectacular e importante revista suiza.

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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)

      Secker & Warburg [through 1960], London 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.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "AMAZING STORIES / AMAZING SCIENCE FICTION STORIES" COMPLETE 205 DIGEST ISSUE SET: April/May 1953 (Vol 27 # 04) to February 1979 (Vol 52 # 02)

      Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company / Flushing, NY: Ultimate Publishing Co. 1st Editions 1953 to 1979 ----------science fiction pulp magazines, digest size. Offered here is the UNBROKEN COMPLETE RUN of 205 consecutive volumes, from the issue it changed from a pulp-size magazine to digest size: April/May 1953 (Vol 27 # 04) to February 1979 (Vol 52 # 02), 26 years. Over this period it was variously titled Amazing Stories, Amazing Science Fiction, and Amazing Science Fiction Stories. The editors were Howard Browne, Paul W. Fairman, Cele Goldsmith/Lalli, Joseph Ross, Harry Harrison, Barry N. Malzberg, Ted White, and Omar Gohagen (Elinor Mavor). The magazine included many stories by Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, John Jakes, Robert Silverberg, Milton Lesser, Henry Slesar, Randall Garrett and a host of others. Amongst the highlights were Roger Zelazny's 1st story Passion Play, and Marion Zimmer Bradley's 1st Darkover tale The Planet Savers. 2 issues have taping to spine extremities, a handful have some spine damage, there is some cover creasing, rubbing and small tears, condition ranges from good to almost as new, with most being at least VG+. 2 later issues (August 1979 and July 1981) are also included, making the total offering 207 volumes. This heavy set (about 60 lbs, 27 kilos) will require additional shipping charges for an order outside the USA or Canada.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Note: our prices on Biblio are the LOWEST of any of the sites on which we list our books.

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        Watt

      Grove Press 1953 - The first US edition of Beckett's novel Watt, one of 100 specially-numbered copies, this copy being #8. Inscribed on flyleaf "Barney Rosset/Grove Press Publisher's Copy," and stamped on the front and back endpapers "LIBRARY COPY DO NOT REMOVE GROVE PRESS." The volume is in excellent condition, does not appear to have been opened except to inscribe, number and stamp it. A fine association copy and a worthy addition to any Beckett collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Augie March.

      The Viking Press, New York 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DON CAMILLO MONDO PICCOLO

      RIZZOLI, 1953. ITALIANO 0,45 Testo con 38 disegni dell'autore; presente timbro al frontespizio. Pagine parzialmente scollate, leggibili, fruibili. Copertina distaccata dal libro, in carta. Presente remoto prezzo di vendita alla quarta. USATO

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        Voltaire's correspondence.

      Genève, Institut et musée Voltaire, Les Délices, 1953-1965 - 107 vol. in-8 br. regroupant 18162 lettres de Voltaire. Le vol. C est une bibliographie de la liste des correspondances des manuscrits cités dans les notes. Les 7 derniers volumes correspondent à l'index général. [JOINT du même auteur] : Travaux sur Voltaire et le Dix-Huitième Siècle, 2 vol. in-8 br., Les Délices, 1955-1956, 224, 318pp., ex. enrichi de 6 cartes postales représentant l'Institut et Musée Voltaire à Genève et d'un ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE SIGNE de Th. Besterman à Mr ****. / 107 vol. in-8, softcover, 18162 letters from Voltaire's correspondence. Vol. C is a bibliography of the correspondence list of manuscripts quoted in the notes. The 7 last vol. are general index. [JOIN from the same writer] : Travaux sur Voltaire et le Dix-Huitième Siècle, 2 vol. in-8, softcover, Les Délices, 1955-1956, 224, 318pp. Autograph signed by Th. Besterman to Mr ****. Included 6 postcards representing the Institute and Voltaire Museum in Geneva. Qqs couv piquées, très bon état d'ensemble / Some foxing on cover, good condition. Rarissime collection complète. P. Guillaud-Brandon explique dans une plaquette que nous joignons à cet exceptionnel ensemble, le travail monumental et ruineux fourni par Th. Besterman pour arriver à rassembler dans cette belle collection la grande partie de la correspondance de Voltaire de son vivant. "M. Besterman s'est efforcé de servir l'érudit sans incommoder le plaisir du simple lecteur. Les notes indispensables sont donc présentées sous quatre rubriques, manuscrits, éditions, textes, commentaires. Chaque volume contient une table chronologique des lettres, une table des noms des correspondants, un index des abréviations bibliographiques, une clef des pseudonymes et des surnoms utilisés dans la correspondance, une table de concordance avec l'édition Moland." / Rare complete collection. P. Guillaud-Brandon explains in a reprint book that we add to this exceptional ensemble the monumental and ruinous work provided by Th. Besterman in order to arrive at collecting in this beautiful collection the great part of Voltaire's correspondence during his lifetime. "Mr. Besterman has endeavored to serve the scholar without disturbing the reader's pleasure, so the essential notes are presented under four headings, manuscripts, editions, texts, commentaries, and each volume contains a chronological table of letters, the names of correspondents, an index of bibliographic abbreviations, a key of pseudonyms and nicknames used in correspondence, a table of concordance with the edition Moland. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        JOURNEY CAKE, HO!

      - (McCLOSKEY,ROBERT)illus. JOURNEY CAKE, HO! by Ruth Sawyer. NY: Viking 1953 (1953). 4to, (8 x 10 3/8"), patterned cloth, Fine in VG dust wrapper with fraying at spine ends and 2 small closed tears 1st edition. Every page has marvelous color illustrations by McCloskey to accompany the repetitive and rhythmic story in verse. Very hard to find in dust wrapper. CALDECOTT HONOR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        BAD BOY

      Lion Books, [1953]., New York - First edition. PBO, Lion 149. Top corners of four interior pages neatly smoothed, else a fine, bright copy in color pictorial wrappers with the yellow edge-staining bright and even, and no trace of tanning to the pages. The fifth of Thompson's paperback original novels, a compulsively readable piece of self-mythology which takes the reader on a ride through Thompson's life growing up in the seedy underbelly of the American West. "Burlesque hawker, drunk, bootlegger - drifter, bellhop, gambler, steeplejack, oil hand, and two-fisted brawler - all before he was old enough to vote" (from rear wrapper). Dust jacket art by Mort Kunstler. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Go Tell It On the Mountain

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1953 - 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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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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]

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        Les bucoliques de Virgile. Lithographies originales en couleur de Jacques Villon

      1953 - XXX-126-[9] pp. Paris, Scripta & Picta, 1953, in-folio, XXX-126-[9] pp, en feuilles, sous couverture bleue pâle ornée d'un lettrage doré gaufré, chemise et étui de l'éditeur, Frontispice, vignette au titre et 22 compositions, dont 20 sont coupées en deux parties imprimées en regard : soit 44 compositions en couleurs. 1 cul-de-lampe en noir. Un des 245 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches (n° 15). Luxueux ouvrage, établit par le docteur Alexandre Roudinesco, fondateur de la Société de bibliophilie "Scripta et Pictura", orné de planches tirées sur les presses de Mourlot, à l'aide de 300 pierres, toutes dessinées par Jacques Villon lui-même. Édition originale, posthume, de la belle traduction de Paul Valéry, élaborée dans les années 1942-1944 à la demande du docteur Roudinesco. Elle est précédée de Variations sur les Bucoliques, rédigées quelques semaines avant sa mort : Valéry y livre ses réflexions sur l'art du traducteur. Ces quelques paragraphes peuvent être considérés comme son testament poétique. La traduction elle-même, tout en demeurant fidèle au texte latin, peut également se lire comme une véritable récréation valérienne. Une édition courante paraitra chez Gallimard en 1956. Étiquette ex-libris de Georges Humbert. Étui cassé. Monod, 11330. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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