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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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      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).

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Condecoraciones españols. Ordenes, cruces y medallas civiles, militares y nobiliarias.

      - 25 x 33,5 cm, 606 págs, Ed. Patrimonio Nacional, 1953, Prólogo por Luis Carrero Blanco, Cartoné piel, Muy buen estado. Historia.

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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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        Joan Miró. Lithographe II.

      4, 253 S., zahlr. Abb. Mit 11 Original-Lithographien, davon 5 doppelseitige und eine auf dem Schutzumschlag., OLwd. m. OU , Baucbinde u Transp.-OU, Tadell. Préface de Raymond Queneau: Miro et ses piéges. Catalogue et notices par F. Mourlot. Lithographies de 1953 à 1963. Avec 11 lithographies originales (et une sur la jaquette). Text franz.

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        The Adventures of Augie March.

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1953. Octavo. Original light grey and black cloth, titles to spine in orange, decoration to front cover in orange, top edge orange. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, bumps to spine ends, slight rubbing to extremities, fading to top edge, a very good copy in the jacket with creasing and nicks to extremities, short closed tear to head of rear panel. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Patricia, To the best dressed, best-natured woman in New York from her admirer - and friend, Saul". The recipient was likely Viking Press's publicity director Patricia MacManus, with whom Bellow had become friends. MacManus started working for Viking Press in 1940, becoming the publishing house's publicity director in the early 1950s. From the late 1950s until 1965, she served as publicity director for Houghton Mifflin. Writing to Bellow in late September 1964 on the publication of Herzog, she stated, "We need yr. gifts ... May you use them in joy" and wished that "seraphim and cherubim hover over the Belasco on Tues. evening", in reference to Bellow's The Last Analysis, which opened at the Belasco Theatre on 1 October 1964.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nine Stories

      Little, Brown, Boston 1953 - First edition. Dark offsetting to the front endpapers from a clipping, and slightly bumped at the crown, else fine in an attractive, very near fine dustwrapper with no fading to the spine and modest rubbing at the extremities. A very nice copy of a book seldom found in collectible condition. Salinger's second book and first collection of short stories. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Someone Like You SIGNED 1st

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1953 - First edition first printing New York Knopf 1953 very light foxing to covers, Jacket lightly rubbed to extremities, mild spine fade, else bright and clean. Flat signed "Roald Dahl Nov 9th 1953" no other markings, not clipped, in protective covers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Collected Papers Of Stephen P. Timoshenko

      New York / London / Toronto: Mcgraw-Hill Book Company, 1953. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good + DJ. 1st Printing Xxv, 642 Pp. A Collection Of Almost All Of Timoshenko's Published Papers, Translated Into German, French Or English. Fine, No Wear, No Marks. Dj Lightly Worn, Very Small Losses At Corners, Spine And Edges Browned, Not Price-Clipped.

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        The Adventures of Augie March.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953 - Octavo. Original light grey and black cloth, titles to spine in orange, decoration to front cover in orange, top edge orange. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, bumps to spine ends, slight rubbing to extremities, fading to top edge, a very good copy in the jacket with creasing and nicks to extremities, short closed tear to head of rear panel. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Patricia, To the best dressed, best-natured woman in New York from her admirer - and friend, Saul". The recipient was likely Viking Press's publicity director Patricia MacManus, with whom Bellow had become friends. MacManus started working for Viking Press in 1940, becoming the publishing house's publicity director in the early 1950s. From the late 1950s until 1965, she served as publicity director for Houghton Mifflin. Writing to Bellow in late September 1964 on the publication of Herzog, she stated, "We need yr. gifts . May you use them in joy" and wished that "seraphim and cherubim hover over the Belasco on Tues. evening", in reference to Bellow's The Last Analysis, which opened at the Belasco Theatre on 1 October 1964. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Enormous Radio and Other Stories

      Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York 1953 - First edition. Lacks front fly, overall light wear on the boards, a good or better copy lacking the dustwrapper. John Cheever's own copy Signed by him on the half-title: "John Cheever / Scarborough, N.Y." Cheever's second book, a collection of stories that all appeared in *The New Yorker.* Three of the stories have penciled check marks on the contents page in an unknown hand but likely Cheever's own: *The Enormous Radio, Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor,* and *The Sutton Place Story.* [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Gesammelte Werke. Hrsg. von Max Brod. 11 Bände (alles). - Und: Max Brod. Franz Kafka. Eine Biographie. - Zusammen 12 Bände.

      8vo. Braune OLwd. m. goldgeprägt. Namenszug Kafkas auf d. Vorderdeckel, dezenter Rückenvergoldung u. schwarzen RSchildern. sowie Orig.-Schutzumschlägen. Lizenzausgabe von Schocken Books New York. - Enthält: Amerika. 1.-8. Tsd. 1953 Der Prozeß, 27.-31. Tsd. 1960 Das Schloß, 14.-16. Tsd. 1962 Erzählungen, 1.-8. Tsd. 1946 Beschreibung eines Kampfes. Novellen. Skizzen. Aphorismen. Aus dem Nachlaß, 1946 Hochzeitsvorbereitungen auf dem Lande und andere Prosa aus dem Nachlaß, 1953 Tagebücher 1910-1923, 1.-5. Tsd.,1951 Briefe 1902-1924, 1858 Briefe an Felice und andere Korrespondenz aus der Verlobungszeit, hrsg. v. Erich Heller u. Jürgen Born, 1967 Briefe an Milena. 1.-6. Tsd. 1952 Briefe an Ottla und die Familie. Hrsg. v. Hartmut Binder u. Klaus Wagenbach, 1974 Max Brod. Franz Kafka. Eine Biographie, 3. erweiterte Aufl. 1954. - Die Umschläge teils m. Randläsuren o. etw. verblichen, zumeist aber wohlerhalten. Teils am Schnitt leicht fleckig, innen sauber u. wohlerhalten. Schöne, wohlerhaltene Bände mit allen Schutzumschlägen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal Berlin]
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        Tra un milione di anni

      LONGANESI & C, 1953. ITALIANO 0,3 Edizione rilegata con sovraccopertina la quale presenta leggeri segni ai bordi, la coperta telata interna con tassello nero e scritte in oro al dorso, il taglio di testa tinto in azzurro pallido gli altri leggermente bruniti come i margini di pagina, pagine in buone condizioni, piccole fioriture sulle preliminari, traduzione di Maria Celletti Marzano, numero 20 della collana USATO

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      London: Michael Joseph, [1953]. First edition. Near fine, some offsetting to free end papers in a near fine dust jacket, slight shelf wear to spine ends and corners, tiny closed tear to lower front panel, some dust soiling to rear panel. (9875). Octavo, boards. The author's fourth science fiction novel, the second using the John Wyndham pseudonym. Invasion of earth by beings from another planet who need to exist under conditions of enormous pressure found deep under the sea. Published later the same year in the U.S. as Out Of The Deeps with textual differences. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-412.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        The Volume of Corporate Bond Financing since 1900

      PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 1953 - Wonderful condition, sunfading to dust jacket, slight sunfading to fore edges and age tonging. DATE PUBLISHED: 1953 EDITION: 429 VERY GOOD. JACKET: VERY GOOD DJ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sept Microbes vu à travers un tempérament

      Paris, Les éditions Cercle d'Art, 30 juin 1953, in-8, non paginé (env. 75 pp.), cartonnage illustré en couleurs de l'éditeur, Édition originale. Tirage limité à 1000 exemplaires sur Marais numérotés après 100 sur Pur Fil (ex n°181). Ensemble de textes formant une suite de sept poèmes (Colline, Madeleine, Lumière, Coloradeau, Plantes-soeurs, Éternité et Dix mille peaux-rouges) accompagnés de vignettes contrecollées reproduisant des oeuvres et respectant l'échelle des oeuvres originales. Bel exemplaire, en dépit d'un choc au dos.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology - Volume XVIII -1953 -- Viruses

      Cold Spring Harbor: Biological Laboratory, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Very slight edgewear and rubbing to boards and spine. Spine is sunned. Light spotting to exterior of textblock. No markings to volume. Interior is clean, and binding is firm and straight. No dust-jacket. Contains the paper "The Structure of DNA" presented by Watson and Crick which amalgamates their two previous Nature (1953a and 1953b) articles where the now famous double-helix DNA structure was first mentioned to the public.

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      Original bilingual edition for which there is no mention of large papers. Binding of the editor in full black canvas, smooth back. Autographed and signed autograph from Saint-John Perse to Gaëtan Picon. Pleasant complete copy of its jacket which includes small tears and marginal shortages. Pantheon Books New York 1953 23x31cm reliure de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      [New York]: Gnome Press, Inc, [1953]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, tiny closed tear to upper front panel, touch of rubbing to spine ends. (12228). Octavo, illustrated by Frank Kelly Freas, boards. Signed by Clarke on the front free endpaper. Expanded and rewritten as The City and the Stars (1956). See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-98.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Kniga o vkusnoi i zdorovoi pishche [Book of delicious and healthy food].

      1953 - Moscow, Pishchepromizdat, 1953. 4to. Original publisher's brown embossed cloth, lettered in gilt, spine additionally ornamented in white; photographic endpapers; pp. 399, 24 leaves of colour plates (2 illustrations double-page size, printed on both sides), several sectional titles printed with photographic background, numerous black and white illustrations in the text; binding minimally rubbed, light bumping to corners, upper endpapers with repaired tears; internally, apart from a few repaired tears and very faint spotting to a small number of pages, clean and fresh. Early edition, issued in the year of Stalin's death, of an all-encompassing compendium of Soviet foodstuffs, presentation of dishes, recipes and the organisation and equipment of a kitchen, lavishly produced, and profusely illustrated. Involved in the design of this work was the eminent Soviet photographer Dimitri Baltermants (1912-1990), renowned for his iconic photos of the Second World War. The editor and spiritus rector of the entreprise was Anastas Ivanovich Mikoian, born in Armenia in 1895, a high-powered functionary of the Bolshevik government, who in the 1920s and -30s had studied American industrialized food production and introduced processed Hamburgers and machine-made icecream to the USSR. The sendvichi, kornfleks, ketchup and other 'rootless cosmopolitan' fare where however expurgated from the 1952 edition onwards. The first edition, as most others up to 1952, when the book appeared first in the present form, had been published in 1939, which was followed by small printruns and abridged versions during the war and in the second half of the 1940s. The printrun of the 12th edition in 1991 had dropped to 22 thousand copies, the gastronomic swan song of the Soviet Union. The book opens with a quotation from Stalin, on the nature of the Revolution, followed by the title on coloured paper, one leaf of preface, and an 11-page introduction headed On towards Abundance! [K izobiliiu!] set in photographic frames depicting harvest, an array of bakery products, cooked meats, fish, a well-stacked food shop, poultry, shelves stacked with cheeses, canned and bottled milk, fruit and vegetables piled up to pyramids. Most of the colour-plates are advertisements for Soviet food brands, several of which are in style with commercial photography of the 1950s, heavily re-touched, and with their colours enhanced. Despite all the propagandistic splendour, this work contains hundreds of useful recipes. 'According to Katya Rogatchevskaia, lead east European curator (Russian) for London's British Library, until its publication, the only other cookbook was A Gift for Young Housewives, which came out in 1861. “The Soviet cookbook was very well received because for a long time there was no cookery book in Russian,” she says. “It became a luxury item that was kept not in the kitchen but in the living room where people could sit down and look through it. Even though books were generally not expensive, shortages meant this one became scarce, making it more like a ‘coffee table’ book.” While the book contains much simple fare, recipes with ingredients such as suckling pig, sturgeon and salmon caviar were all part of an illusion that befitted Joseph Stalin’s ideological trajectory well. In contrast to the Bolsheviks’ ascetic approach to food in the Twenties, writes Von Bremzen, under Stalin food became an integral part of his myth of prosperity' (Maryam Omidi in The Calvert Journal, online). - The book has recently been 'discovered' in the West: there where articles in the Guardian (Anya von Bremzen, The great Stalinist bake off), the FT, the book featured in the British Library's recent exhibition Propaganda: Power and Persuasion and E. Geist placed an article on Anastas Mikoian in the Russian Review in April 2012. - Despite a printrun of half a million of this edition, this formerly ubiquitous Soviet book has become astonishingly rare, especially in good condition. Cagl [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'attrape-coeurs. Traduit de l'américain par Jean-Baptiste Rossi. (Plus connu sous le nom de Sébastien Japrisot).

      - Robert Laffont, Collection Pavillons. Paris 1953. 252 pages. Edition originale de la traduction, pas de grand papier annoncé. Rare et bel exemplaire. L'Attrape-coeurs (The Catcher in the Rye) est un roman de J. D. Salinger. Publié aux Etats-Unis en 1951, plus de 60 millions d'exemplaires ont été vendus à ce jour et il s'en vendrait environ 250 000 chaque année. Il constitue l'une des oeuvres les plus célèbres du XXe siècle et un classique de la littérature, à ce titre enseigné dans les écoles aux Etats-Unis et au Canada, bien qu'il ait été critiqué en raison de certains des thèmes abordés (prostitution, décrochage scolaire, obsession de la sexualité) et du niveau de langue (langage familier et souvent injurieux). La notion d'antihéros débute alors aux États-Unis et choque le grand public. Le titre original du roman (The Catcher in the Rye) fait référence au poème écossais Comin' Thro the Rye de Robert Burns. La traduction française est de Jean-Baptiste Rossi, plus connu sous son nom d'écrivian, Sébastien Japrisot.

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        STARMAN JONES ..

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1953].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "An orphaned youth on an overcrowded future Earth longs to go into space. He manages to gain a berth aboard a starship which goes astray and winds up in an unknown region. Luckily, the hero's mathematical ability enables him to calculate the route home through hyperspace. A gripping 'juvenile' in this author's best vein." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 349. "Striking are the detailed, convincing pictures of spaceship operational procedures and the suspense whenever the ship must pass through an anomaly."- Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516. A fine copy in very good first printing first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with light wear at spine ends and corner tips and light internal tanning to spine panel with show through to white lettering. (#150122)

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        Starman Jones

      Scribner's 1953 - HEINLEIN, ROBERT A. Starman Jones, New York: Scribner's, 1953. Octavo, first edition with Scribner's 'A' and seal on copyright page, light green cloth boards with dark green lettering and spaceship on spine, dark green drawing on front, illustrations by Clifford Geary. Condition of this book: Jacket chipped at extremities, clean and bright with age toning to flaps, interior very good, toning to endpages and edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scrambled Eggs Super!

      - New York: Random House, (1953). First edition. Folio. Younger & Hirsch 68. Dust-jacket with a few closed tears (with old tape mend ghosts) and a few chips of assorted sizes--despite these faults, still a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, IOBA, SNEAB]
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        Casino Royale

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming First Edition Published by Jonathan Cape 1953. Very small name inscription to fep. No foxing or browning. Page block square and tight, completely unblemished throughout. Covers VG+ with signs of light rubbing to red heart motif and lettering. In original near VG first state dust jacket, price clipped and rubbed. Further images on request.

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        Revolt in 2100

      Shasta Publishers, Chicago 1953 - Hardcover, black spine over red cloth covered boards, in original non price-clipped dust-jacket. 317pp., Stated first edition, first printing of the trade edition. Contains the novel-length "If This Goes On.", plus the short stories "Coventry" and Misfit". The third volume of Heinlein's Future History series. Jacket design by Hubert Rogers, introduction by Henry Kuttner. No previous ownership marks. Dust-jacket shows small tears to both outer hinges at top of spine and mild age toning, but is complete and un-clipped retaining original $3.50 price. Book is clean, square and unmarked. A very good+ copy in a near very good dust-jacket Scans sent on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Portfolio of Six Paintings

      Austin: University of Texas Press, 1953. First Edition. Folio. 7(1)pp. forward by J. Frank Dobie, six 11 1/2" x 13" color plates tipped onto card stock measuring 16" x 19". Details of each of Lea's original pieces of art and date ar underneath each plate. Titles of each plate is: Fighting Bull, The Pacing White Mustang, The Hills of Mexico, The Shining Plain Trail Herd and Lonely Town, al laid into a cloth covered portfolio lettered in black, also laid in is [6]pp. illustrated prospectus with sample pages for W.W. Mills' Forty Years at El Paso 1858-1859 illustrated by Tom Leas with introduction by Rex. W. Strickland published by Carl Hertzog 1962, El Paso, Texas. printed in red and black. A very nice set with minor chipping to spine ends of portfolio.

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        Journey Cake, Ho!

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by Robert McCloskey (the illustrator and the author's son-in-law) on the title page. Very Good with light rubbing to cloth, previous owner names on front free end paper and toning to pages. In a Good dust jacket, which is price clipped leaving just a sliver of a dollar sign visible, which has foxing, edge tears and chipping to the spine ends. A lovely copy of this scarce Caldecott Honor, signed by the illustrator.

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        BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE (1953)

      Warner Brothers 1953 - Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Paul Christian, dir: Eugene Lourie; Warner Brothers. Classic monster film of a ravaging dinosaur, adapted from a short story by Ray Bradbury called "The Fog Horn." Spectacular art of the rampaging dinosaur. Poster has been professionally paper-backed. Pinholes and small border tears have been addressed. Touch up on fold lines, corner creases addressed. NEAR FINE.

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        Seven Years in Tibet - SIGNED and with the wrap-around band

      London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1953. A very good/near fine book with a little light mottling to the front board and some spotting to the page edge and to the endpapers. Red topstain still present. SIGNED by Harrer in English and Tibetan on the front endpaper. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips and corners. Complete with the rare wrap-around band. Most signed copies of this book offered for sale are usually Book Society or later printings - this is the true first edition, printed solely by Rupert Hart-Davis.

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        Typed Letter Signed; to John M. Weatherwax

      Washington, D.C., 1953. Some soil and damage to the right margin of the letter from old moisture; slighter damage to the margins of the printed items; pencil notation "Lehman Bill" by recipient to the upper left hand corners.. One page, on United States Senate letterhead; with two printed documents, 211pp and 6pp. The immigration debate takes shape. Lehman writes to the West Coast labor activist, sending him a copy of the bill he had introduced at the end of the first session of the 83rd congress, in August 1953. Along with the complete bill, there is also Lehman's shorter executive summary from the Congressional Record. In 1952, Congress passed the infamous McCarran-Walter bill, overriding President Truman's veto. That bill imposed strict immigration quotas based on national origin. Conceived as an anti-Communist measure, it brought widespread protest for its new infringements on civil liberties. The liberal New York senator, known during his term as "conscience of the senate," introduced his revision of the law at the end of the first session, in order to allow his colleagues time to digest and consider it before taking it up for a vote. It never came up for a vote. Indeed, the controversial McCarran act has remained in effect, with minor tweaks, and has provided legal justification for some of the policies still generating controversy. Lehman's bill was co-sponsored by some notable members of the Senate, including Hubert H. Humphrey, Lyndon B. Johnson, and, the newly sworn in Senator from Massachusetts John F. Kennedy. It was one of the first pieces of Senate legislation to have Kennedy's name on it, early in a term during which he was known more for being absent than for legislative accomplishments. Lehman, who had been FDR's Lt. Governor in New York, and then succeeded him as Governor, was a hero to the liberal wing of the Democratic party. When, later as President, JFK introduced the new Congressional Medal of Freedom, Lehman was named as one of the first recipients. Alas, Kennedy was killed before the medals were cast, and on the day when President Johnson was to bestow the award, Lehman died of a heart attack.

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        [Kinsey Reports] Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, [together with] Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders [through 1953], 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First Printings of this two-volume landmark work on human sexuality. Thick, tall 8vo: xv[1],804; xxx,841[1]pp. Publisher's maroon cloth, covers blocked in black and navy blue, spines stamped in gilt, typographic dust jackets in orange (male) and yellow (female) printed in black. Human Male: spine ends gently bumped, else Fine; jacket slightly dusty, shade of lightening to spine panel (but less than usual), two small chips at crown (not affecting lettering or design), unnecessary clear tape mends to verso, price obliterated by sticker removal, better than Very Good. Human Female: lower spine very lightly scuffed, small white spot at crown, about Fine; jacket, priced $8.00 to back flap, with light wear to folds and extremities, several small closed tears and creases, spine panel bright and unfaded, Near Fine or better. Garrison-Morton 7037-38. Kinsey and his colleagues at the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University based the first volume on histories of approximately 5,300 males, collected during a fifteen year period. The text describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, and statistical analyses. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female was based on personal interviews with approximately 6,000 women. The data was analyzed for the frequency with which women participate in various types of sexual activity and 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 the publications 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 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 20th 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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        The Spirit of St Louis

      New York: Scribner's, 1953. Later printing. Hardcover. Very good/poor. 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.

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      1953 - 1st Edition Etching. Framed and Matted. 62.5 by 47.5 cm. Signed, "Moishe, " and Numbered 1/50. "Born in Chicago, Moishe Smith studied at the New School for Social Research and with Mauricio Lasansky at the University of Iowa. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine Smith has focused on landscape as the subject of much of his work, but romantic city views are also found within the range of his graphics. In Kafka-ville: A View of Prague, he etched a bird's-eye-view of the Czechoslovakian city, recording in detail the varied architectural forms that are found side by side in the old metropolis. " (National Gallery of Art, 2017) Smith’s works have been exhibited internationally at major art galleries including MoMA, the Walker, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Uffizi in Florence. Two of his works are held in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. He seldom depicts Jewish subjects. Bears some resemblance to Marc Chagall’s famous "The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Virebsk) " Provenance: Sotheby’s, "Important Judaica 04 December 2014, " Item 134A. Framed shows some wear. Overall Very Good Condition. (PAINT-1-11) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      VALLECCHI, 1953. ITALIANO 0,41 Brossura editoriale morbida, leggermente ingiallita e con lievissimi segni del tempo, sovraccoperta illustrata e con segni di usura ai bordi, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo USATO

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      New York: Ballantine Books, [1953].. Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. The author's fourth science fiction novel, the second using the John Wyndham pseudonym. Earth is invaded by beings from another planet who exist under conditions of enormous pressure in the deep sea. Issued earlier in Britain with textual differences as THE KRAKEN WAKES (1953). Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-412. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with 10 mm closed tear at top rear spine fold and hint of dust soiling to rear panel. Formerly, Author/editor/publisher Donald A. Wollheim's copy with his name rubber stamped on the rear free endpaper. A very attractive copy. (#155618)

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