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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]

      [Bookseller: finecopy Ltd PBFA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Roman Holiday (Original poster)

      Paramount, Los Angeles 1953 - American one sheet film poster for the classic 1953 romantic comedy, "Roman Holiday," directed by William Wyler, written for the screen by Dalton Trumbo (writing under the front Ian McLellan Hunter), and starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, and Eddie Albert. Near Fine condition, 27 x 41 inches (105 x 89 cm), linen-backed and rolled.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Rose de Java]
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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)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rarities etc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Great Expectations Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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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        Studio für neue Kunst - Wuppertal. Nachlasskonvolut Autographen und Ephemera.

       Das Konvolut zeigt teils Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren, ist aber insgesamt in gutem Zustand. Umfangreiches Nachlasskonvolut des Architekten und Kunstförderers Heinz Rasch anläßlich der von ihm initiierten Ausstellungen in den Räumen \"Studio für neue Kunst - Döppersberg 12\" sowie des Umzuges im Mai 1953 in die \"Ruhmeshalle\" des Kunst- und Museumsvereins Wuppertal. Ab 1945 veranstaltete Rasch in eigenen Räumen insgesamt 70 Ausstellungen mit aktueller Kunst, oft die der zwischen 1933 und 1945 verfemten Künstler, meist aus der Region. Für den Umzug in die \"Ruhmeshalle\" plante er eine große Übersichtsausstellung mit je einer Arbeit jedes Künstlers, den er zuvor ausgestellte hatte. Diesbezüglich ist der Schnriftwechel mit den Künstlern angelegt und kreist um Leihgaben, Wahl der Bilder, Modalitäten etc. Es liegen an Autographen vor: Ida Kerkovius - 2 Briefe, 1 Karte (handschriftlich); E. W. Nay - 1 Brief DIN A5 (Maschine) ; Rolf Cavael - 1 Brief DIN A5 (Maschine); Carl Buchheister - 1 handschriftliche Postkarte sowie 1 Brief (Maschine) DIN A4; Julius Bissier - 2 handschriftliche Postkarten; Friedrich Vordemberg-Gildewart - 2 handschriftliche Briefe DIN A5; Marie-Louise Rogister - 1 handschriftliche Postkarte sowie 1 handschriftlicher Brief, DIN A5; Carl Lauterbach - 1 handschriftlicher Brief DIN A4; Georg Gottfried Leppien für Jean Leppien - 1 Brief DIN A5 (Maschine); Christel Poll - 1 handschriftlicher Brief, DIN A4; Otto Ritschl, 1 Brief DIN A5 sowie DIN A 4 (Maschine) und 1 Postkarte (Maschine); Joseph Jaekel, 1 handschriftliche Postkarte; Hans Jaenisch - 1 handschriftlicher Brief, DIN A5; Wilhelm Imkamp - 1 Postkarte (Maschine); Willi Deutzmann - 1 handschriftliche Postkarte; Jürg Spiller - 2 Briefe DIN A4 (Maschine) sowie 1 Postkarte (Maschine); Helmut Weitz - 2 Postkarten (handschriftlich und Maschine); Franz Josef Blaschke - 2 handschriftliche Briefe, DIN A4; Erwin Damaske - 2 handschriftliche Briefe DIN A4; Max Loviscach - 1 handschriftlicher Brief DIN A4; Karl Ehlers - 1 handschriftliche Postkarte (sowie 12 nicht eruierte weitere Briefe und Karten). Alle Post- und Briefkarten sowie Briefe sind handschriftlich von den Künstlern signiert. Von Heinz Rasch liegen 37 Durchschriften und Durchschläge von Briefen an die Künstler sowie Austausch mit Galerien vor sowie ein Schriftwechsel mit der Galerie Czwiklitzer hinsichtlich der Ausleihe von Arbeiten von Ida Kerkovius und Buchheister. Ferner vorliegend 22 Blatt (meist in der Handschrift Raschs oder maschinenschriftlich mit dessen Ergänzungen) - Künstlerlisten, Adresslisten zur Einladung in die Ruhmeshalle - Leihlisten von Kunstwerken etc. Enthält ferner einige Grußkarten mit Grafiken, teils signiert sowie zwei gewidmete und signierte Kataloge von Gustav Deppe und Karl Otto Götz. In einem Soennecken-Schnellhefter sind 35 gefaltete und gelochte Plakate (teils doppelt oder mehrfach vorhanden) des \"Studio für neue Kunst\" zu Ausstellungen aus den Jahren 1946 - 1947 u.a. von Max Ackermann, Adolf Hoelzel, Emil Schumacher, E. W. Nay, Peter Herkenrath, Heinz Trökes, Max Loviscach, Gustav Deppe, Karl Otto Götz, Georg Meistermann, Elisabeth Kadow, Georg Muche sowie weiterer enthalten. (Die Plakate am unteren Ende teils mit kleinem verklebtem Feuchtigkeitsschaden). 110 an Rasch adressierte Einladungskarten, teils mit Originalgrafik sowie ca. 70 Kataloge und Katalogfolder liegen ebenfalls bei, überwiegend von Künstlern, die Rasch auch in seinen Ausstellungen gezeigt hat. Darunter etwa die Hälfte Kataloge der Galerie Gerd Rosen, u.a. von Emil Schumacher, Hans Uhlmann, Werner Heldt, Mac Zimmermann, Bernhard Heiliger, Heinz Trölkes, Christian Rohlfs, Theodor Werner, Jeanne Mammen, Gustav Deppe, Hans Böttcher, Ernst Kohler, Werner GillesWilli Baumeister, Elisabeth Kadow etc. In dieser Dichte eindrucksvolles Dokument von privat initiierter Kunstförderung nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und dem Wiederaufbau der Kulturlandschaft. Versand D: 3,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert / 20th Century, Deutschland / Germany, Kunst, nach 1945 / after 1945, Wuppertal / Wuppertal

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        American Fables [Unpublished Book Length Manuscript]

      Upton Sinclair 1953 - Upton Sinclair. 1953. F First Edition. S Unbound. Very Good. Believed to be the last of Upton Sinclair's unpublished book-length manuscripts in private hands, AMERICAN FABLES is a uniquely important piece of American literary history. Sinclair's body of work dealt with numerous issues and trends in American, life, society and politics during this era, but often as part of a larger, character-driven narrative. AMERICAN FABLES was his signal attempt to synthesize these key threads by combining sections of his work with that of other authors. The work takes the form of 30 "Fables", seventeen of which are Sinclair, thirteen by others including such prominent American authors (and friends) Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, Lincoln Steffens, and John Reed. Also included are contributions by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr, the noted anarchist Prince Kropotkin, E. W. Scripps, Harry Price, Prynce Hopkins, and others. Sinclair's own seventeen "Fables" are taken from or based on previously published works authored 1923-48, with new unpublished material composed in 1952. The thirteen "Fables" of the other authors (Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, et al.), are mostly from between the wars, but range from 1899 (Kropotkin - a bit of an outlier) to 1951. This work has been much discussed for decades among Sinclair scholars. It has been described as Sinclair's attempt to create a politically-layered, fictionalized history of America between the wars told through key stories taken from his own work and that of others. From what Sinclair told Ron Gottesman, it was intended as a domestic "prequel" of sorts to the Lanny Budd series. It was an outgrowth of several earlier drafts conceived of, it is said, as an American equivalent to the "Arabian Nights" or "One Thousand and One Nights". Gottesman indicated that, after Sinclair worked through a number of drafts for the better part of a decade under a different title (see below), finishing and sending this "final" draft to Sinclair's literary agent Bertha Klausner right around the time of the publication of THE RETURN OF LANNY BUDD in 1953, which was the culmination of the enormous series of eleven volumes begun with WORLD'S END in 1940. Sinclair had expected Viking to publish the work, or to easily find another publisher. But this was not to be, as Senator Joseph McCarthy's incendiary attacks against the Left created such a hostile environment, that it intimidated all potential publishers of this new work by the avowed Socialist and one- time Democratic nominee to be Governor of California. After that first flurry of submissions and what Sinclair described to Gottesman as somewhat panicked rejections, the work sat forgotten for years in the files of Sinclair's literary agent, Bertha Klausner, until it was returned to Sinclair in the 1960's. FORMAT: The work is 400 pages, typed on white watermarked paper (8.5 x 11 inches), with 350 of the 400 leaves bearing holograph additions, corrections, and excisions, mainly by Upton Sinclair, but some in the hand of his wife, author Mary Craig Sinclair, 1 page entirely in holograph. The vast majority of typed leaves are ribbon copies. Pagination is almost entirely supplied by hand (correcting the prior typed pagination). The COLLATION is [1-2], 17-54, [54a], 55-189, 190- 1, 192, 193a-193b, 194-215, 261-17, 218-263, 263a, 264-267, 267a, 268- 284, 285-99, 300-425. PROVENANCE: The estate of Upton Sinclair; by inheritance to his son David, by inheritance to David's wife Jean Sinclair. Ink stamp of Sinclair's literary agent Bertha Klausner on title/index leaf. Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. (1878-1968), pioneering muckraker, American novelist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of the influential novel THE JUNGLE, which created such public controversy about the meat packing industry that it is in large part credited with the passing of the Pure Food and Drug Act, and ultimately to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Outside his literary work, Sinclair was notable i [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953

      Gallimard 1953 - - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 130 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 25 Hollande. Envoi autographe signé d'Albert Camus à Max-Philippe Delatte sur la page de faux-titre. Ex-libris de ce dernier encollé sur une garde. Première garde et page de faux-titre légèrement et marginalement ombrées. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 130 single copies on "pur-fil" paper, draw after 25 Holland paper. Autographed autograph dedication of the author of Albert Camus to Max-Philippe Delatte on the page of false title. Ex-libris of this last glued on a guard. First guard and title page slightly and marginally shaded. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        LOVE AMONG THE RUINS A Romance of the Near Future

      Chapman and Hall 1953 - First edition, deluxe issue. Number 66 of 350 copies, signed by the author. Original red buckram, decoration to upper board and titles to spine gilt, in scarce publisher's glassine, printed on the front flap. Top edge gilt others untrimmed. A fine copy in a slightly worn glassine. Title page in black and sepia and sepia chapter numbers and initials. Full page illustrations "by Various Eminent Hands Including the Author's" also in sepia. This novella is a political satire set in world where politicians agree on all major issues. The blurb informs us that Mr Waugh seeks only to provide an hours entertainment for the still civilised. "Despite their promises at the last Election, the politicians had not yet changed the climate.The weather varied from day to day and from county to county as it had done of old, most anomalously." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The structure of DNA.

      - New York, NY, The Biological Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, 1953. 4to (27.3 x 20.1 cm). 301 pp., four plates (Watson & Crick: pages 123-131 and seven figures). Original red cloth. Gilt title on the spine.l This is Watson and Crick's third paper on DNA, being the first comprehensive presentation and the first in which they summarize their findings concerning both the structure of DNA and its genetic implications. In this work they go further than in their prior two papers by offering a critique of the DNA scheme that they propose and a challenge to crystallography to provide further data. We offer the complete Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, volume 18. Stamp and remnants of a sticker on the rear paste-down. Front endpapers, half title, title, and other pages clean. A fine copy. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Go Tell It On The Mountain - Signed and Inscribed by the Author in the year of publication

      London: Knopf, 1953. A first edition, first printing published by Knopf in 1953. A near fine book without inscriptions - SIGNED and inscribed on the front endpaper by the author ('Amities -/Jimmy Baldwin/May 53/Paris'). In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a crease on the front panel extending to the rear panel (perhaps a printer's errata). A thin chip to the head of the spine. Rubbing to the corners and edges. Not price clipped showing $3.50 net. Signed copies of this book are rare, more so in the month of publication.

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        Wirklichkeit des Theaters.

      Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp Verlag, 1953. 1. - 5.Tsd. 215 Seiten mit Einbandzeichnung von Theo Otto. 8°, Broschiert mit Schutzumschlag, dieser etwas fleckig und gebräunt, der Kopfschnitt ebenfalls leicht fleckig, auf dem Vortitel die signierte und datierte Widmung Gustav Gründgens ...\"Peppeline das erste Exemplar... ( 6.12.53) (Marianne Hoppe). Gustaf Gründgens (* als Gustav Heinrich Arnold Gründgens 22. Dezember 1899 in Düsseldorf - + 7. Oktober 1963 in Manila, Philippinen), Sohn von Arnold Hubert und Emmy Gründgens, war ein bedeutender deutscher Schauspieler, Regisseur und Intendant. Seinen Künstlernamen Gustaf führte er ab 1924. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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