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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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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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        American Fables [Unpublished Book Length Manuscript]

      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 in many fields. He was in some ways a precursor to Bernie Sanders, an avowed Socialist who was the Democratic nominee for Governor of California in 1934, running on the EPIC platform (End Poverty in California). He and Mary Craig produced Sergei Eisenstein's landmark "Que Viva Mexico" in 1930-32. He was a pioneer in such diverse fields as nutrition and health, cooperative living, investigative journalism, self- publishing, free speech and civil liberties, etc., etc. Sinclair's relationships with the authors of the other work included here were often of long-standing. As examples: Jack London had been President of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, with Upton Sinclair as his Vice President, and he and Sinclair were lifelong friends. In fact London's futuristic novel THE IRON HEEL (1908) was written in response to Sinclair's THE INDUSTRIAL REPUBLIC (1906), and provided the introduction to Sinclair's pioneering anthology of literature on social protest THE CRY FOR JUSTICE (1915). London also was one of the subjects of Sinclair's anti- alcohol book THE CUP OF FURY (1956). Sinclair Lewis served for two months as janitor of Upton Sinclair's abortive co- operative colony, Helicon Hall, in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, which Sinclair established win 1906 with profits from THE JUNGLE (it burned down in 1907). BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES: For discussion of this item and its earlier unfinished incarnations from the prior decade, see Gottesman and Silet, "The Literary Manuscripts of Upton Sinclair" #A26. See also G&S A26a-f, describing six earlier drafts (dating from the 1940's) of what became this work, under the working titles "American Nights' Entertainments". Signed: I Manuscript

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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, [1953].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein. Collects "Gulf," "Elsewhen," "Lost Legacy," and "Jerry Was a Man." Some tanning to paste-downs, mostly along gutter margins, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing to spine ends and 8 mm closed tear at upper rear spine fold. A nice copy. (#150116)

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        The Coronation Album.

      London Coronation Book Club 1953 - Landscape folio, limited edition, number 54 of 252 copies, one of 200 copies containing 'United Kingdom Coins and First Day Covers of this Realm', signed Introduction by the Marquess of Aberdeen, photographs and reproductions mounted alongside text on stiff card leaves, a set of first day cover stamps mounted towards the end, pouch at rear containing a full set of commemorative coins and the 'Approved Souvenir Programme', publisher's crushed blue morocco onlaid with crowned ER monogram to upper cover and spine, all edges gilt, a little age-toned, otherwise a near-fine, complete copy. A stunning, comprehensive photographic and illustrative account, from the young Queen resplendent in the golden carriage to the crowds waiting patiently in the June rain for glimpse of their new monarch. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Opera omnia di Benito Mussolini. 36 volumi. A cura di Edoardo e Duilio Susmel.

      La Fenice, 1953. 36 voll. in-8° (cm 22x14,5), pp. 300-500 ca. per volume. Legatura editoriale in piena tela nera, titolo nero entro riquadro dorato al dorso, medaglione a rilievo con profilo dell'Autore impresso al piatto. Taglio superiore giallo, sguardie marmorizzate nere. Con alcune riproduzioni fotografiche in b/n fuori testo. Legature solide che presentano sporadiche leggere abrasioni. Leggerissimo segno di consunzione alla cuffia del vol. VI. Tagli fioriti, bruniture a bordopagina, pagine ingiallite dal tempo con sporadiche fioriture. Minimi residui di scotch alle sguardie di alcuni voll. Piccolo strappetto e segni di piegatura al controfrontespizio del vol. I. Complessivamente buone condizioni.

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1953. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black and blue-gray cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in white on spine; dustjacket; [10], 273, [5]pp. Pinpoint rubbing to lower corners, with trivial wear to base of spine, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), with the correct printers codes at the bottom of both flaps and rear panel; some pinpoint wear to extremities, light wear to spine ends, and a few tiny tears; overall a bright, Near Fine example. Grubb's first novel, a finalist for the National Book Award in 1955, and basis for Charles Laughton's 1955 film noir starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, and James Gleason. The Dark Page, Vol.II, pp.86-87; Criterion #541.

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        Essays in Zen Buddhism (Third Series)

      London: Rider and Company for The Buddhist Society, 1953. 8vo. Frontispiece, half-tone plates. Original cloth; printed dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY SUZUKI on the title-page: "Daisetz T. Suzuki New York October 1956" followed by an inscription in Japanese. Foreword by Christmas Humphreys. This is the third of the three separate series of essays on the subject of Zen Buddhism by Suzuki. Some light toning and soiling to the jacket.

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        Le Poste

      ETAT-MAJOR, 3e Bureau des F.T.S.V.C. 1953. In-4 Carré. Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 306 pages. Nombreux dessins en couleurs, et quelques-uns en noir et blanc, en hors-texte et dans le texte. Quelques plans et cartes en couleurs, en hors-texte. Charnières légèrement usées en coiffes. INTROUVABLE

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        Tableaux des costumes, moeurs, coutumes et vues, de la Nord-Hollande, de Zaandam, Broek, Alkmaar, Assendelft et de l'île de Marken.Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [ca. 1826]. Oblong 4to (22.5 x 29 cm). With an engraved map of North Holland by C.H. Koning on title-page and 11 engraved plates, mostly engraved by Willem van Senus after Hendrik Greeven, all protected by tissue guards. Contemporary boards; preserved in a modern cloth clamshell box.

      Landwehr, Coloured plates 288; M. Nijhoff, Catalogue of books, periodical sets and pamflets on general and local history of the Netherlands (1953), 2297; WorldCat (1 copy); not in Colas; Hiler. Very rare work with 12 engraved plates displaying architecture and inhabitants of the Dutch province North Holland, engraved by Willem van Senus (ca. 1770-1851), all but one after designs by Hendrik Greeven (1787-1854). The work was published by Evert Maaskamp, who at the turn of the 19th century was the foremost publisher of luxurious Dutch view and costume books. The title-page and table of contents are both in French, but the engravings are all captioned in Dutch. One engraving shows the so-called "Czar Peter House" in Zaandam, where Peter the Great resided incognito in 1697 studying shipbuilding. Other plates show the village Broek, some scenes at Zaandam, costumes of girls from Zaandam, Purmerend and Alkmaar, a family from Assendelft and two kids at play. The last plate is in proof-state, still without a descriptive caption.With a bookseller's ticket on pastedown. Some minor marginal thumbing and only a few small spots, otherwise in very good condition. Binding rubbed along the extremities, spine damaged.

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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.

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        The Overloaded Ark - SIGNED by the Author

      Faber, 1953. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Faber in association with the Book Society in 1953. A near fine book SIGNED without dedication to the front endpaper. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light wear to the head of the spine and little to the corners. Signed copies of the author's book are rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Romanceiro da Inconfidência

      Rio de Janeiro : Livros de Portugal 1953 - ~ Brochura de editor ~ 300p+2f ~ 24x18x4cm. ~ Como novo ~ LANGUAGE: Português [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, [1953].. Octavo,cloth. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Smith. This is copy number 229 inscribed to Harry E. Hucks. Fifth book in the Lensman series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1052. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1183-87. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with small nick at lower spine end and 20 mm closed tear at top edge of front panel. A nice copy. (#141417)

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        Junkie : confessions of an unredeemed drug addict.

      [with] Narcotic agent. New York : Ace Books, 1953. The Ace Double first edition (D-15); the first edition of Burroughs' first book. Trade paperback, 165 x 115 mm, illustrated wrappers, 149 pp (Junkie), 169 pp (Narcotic agent); a fine copy.

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        The Crucible A Play in Four Acts by Arthur Miller

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 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.

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        Tableaux des costumes, moeurs, coutumes et vues, de la Nord-Hollande, de Zaandam, Broek, Alkmaar, Assendelft et de l'île de Marken.Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [ca. 1826]. Oblong 4to (22.5 x 29 cm). With an engraved map of North Holland by C.H. Koning on title-page and 11 engraved plates, mostly engraved by Willem van Senus after Hendrik Greeven, all protected by tissue guards. Contemporary boards; preserved in a modern cloth clamshell box.

      - Landwehr, Coloured plates 288; M. Nijhoff, Catalogue of books, periodical sets and pamflets on general and local history of the Netherlands (1953), 2297; WorldCat (1 copy); not in Colas; Hiler. Very rare work with 12 engraved plates displaying architecture and inhabitants of the Dutch province North Holland, engraved by Willem van Senus (ca. 1770-1851), all but one after designs by Hendrik Greeven (1787-1854). The work was published by Evert Maaskamp, who at the turn of the 19th century was the foremost publisher of luxurious Dutch view and costume books. The title-page and table of contents are both in French, but the engravings are all captioned in Dutch. One engraving shows the so-called "Czar Peter House" in Zaandam, where Peter the Great resided incognito in 1697 studying shipbuilding. Other plates show the village Broek, some scenes at Zaandam, costumes of girls from Zaandam, Purmerend and Alkmaar, a family from Assendelft and two kids at play. The last plate is in proof-state, still without a descriptive caption.With a bookseller's ticket on pastedown. Some minor marginal thumbing and only a few small spots, otherwise in very good condition. Binding rubbed along the extremities, spine damaged. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dwight D. Eisenhower Signature.

      Photograph portrait of a seated Dwight D. Eisenhower. Signature of President Eisenhower below. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 20 inches. A very nice presentation. Dwight Eisenhower was an Army general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942-43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45 from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first Supreme Commander of NATO.

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        Faster Than Thought.

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd.,, 1953. A Symposium on Digital Computing Machines. Octavo. Original cream cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece of Ada Lovelace, 13 plates, and 2 folding tables. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, otherwise a bright and fresh copy in the nicked dust jacket with a few closed tears to extremities, spine sunned, and some loss to upper spine. First edition, first impression, of "the most widely read early English introduction to electronic computing" (Origins of Cyberspace), a collection of 24 essays by leading experts in the field, including a chapter on computer chess that was one of Alan Turing's final published pieces. The author, Bertram Vivian Bowden (1910–1989) was educated as a physicist at Cambridge before joining the Ministry of Defence Telecommunications Research Establishment where, during the Second World War, he investigated radar and made advances that remained vital to the industry more than twenty years later. Between 1950 and 1953 he worked for the Ferranti corporation, a computer company that specialised in machines for defense and electrical systems, and which introduced the first commercially available computer, the Ferranti Mark I, in 1951. Bowden "was particularly effective in explaining, with uncanny prescience, the dramatic effect that the digital computer was destined to have" (ODNB). In the preface he describes some of the tasks, such as engineering calculations, that computers will soon take over from humans, and writes, "It seems probable that we shall have a second Industrial Revolution on our hands before long… In the next revolution machines may replace mens' brains and relieve them of much of the drudgery and boredom which is now the lot of so many white collar workers". His thoughts on this future were collected in the present volume, together with pieces on the history of computing and case studies of contemporary "computing machines" in Britain and America. The extensive section on future applications for computers includes articles on crystallography, meteorology, ballistics, engineering, government calculations, business and commerce, astronomy, and games.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Montherlant"). Paris, 16. VI. 1953.

      1953. 1 S. 4to. An den Lyriker und Essayisten Walter Grasspointer (1899-1963): "Vous m'avez fait demander l'autorisation de traduction et de représentation de Pasiphaë. En ce qui concerne la traduction, je serai obligé de vous demander, avant de pouvoir vous répondre, de vouloir bien m'envoyer cinq ou six pages de ce texte traduit par vous, comme ja fais toujours pour toutes les propositions de traductions qui me sont faites. Et cela est d'autant plus nécessaires ici que le texte de Pasiphaë est difficile [...]". - Stärker knittrig sowie mit einigen Randeinrissen.

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      - GIBBS,MAY. PRINCE DANDE LION: a Garden Whim-Wham. Sydney: A Ure Smith (1953). 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 117p., thin stain on top edge of some pages, slight cover fading else VG IN DUST WRAPPER (dw worn at flap fold, top edge stain). 1st edition, A fantasy including old friends Bib and Bub and introducing Prince Dande Lion who has many adventures when he sets off to see the world. Featuring fabulous humanized flowers, this is illustrated by Gibbs with 4 color plates, 12 full page black & whites and many black & whites in text. Quite scarce in dust wrapper. Muir p.337. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        20 poemas de amor y una canción desesperada.

      Losada, Buenos Aires 1953 - Pablo NERUDA: 20 poemas de amor y una canción desesperada. Buenos Aires, Editorial Losada (Col. Poetas de España y América), 1953. 111p. 2h. Ejemplar firmado por el autor y fechado por él en la hoja de respeto. Adjunto un papel manuscrito del bibliófilo argentino Antonio Carrizo, a quien perteneció este ejemplar, donde deja constancia de la ocasión en que Neruda firmó el libro. Rústica. Buen estado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kiss Me, Kate. A Muscial Play. Book by .... Lyrics by Cole Porter

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First edition. Illustrated. xix, 147 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Patterned paper cover boards. Minor soiling to boards. Very good copy in very good dust jacket, spine faded and faintly soiled. First edition. Illustrated. xix, 147 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The witty and playful transmutation of The Taming of the Shrew, with songs by Cole Porter.

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        Selbstbildnis im Atelier mit Farbpalette und Pinseln.

      Bildmaß ca. 87,5 x 63 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Öl auf Platte, alt gerahmt ( wohl Künstlerrahmung: Rahmenmaß ca: 95,5 x 69,5 cm ). Das Bild links oben zum Rand hin mit *Herm. Junker * signiert, verso mit *Selbstbildnis 1953 * bezeichnet und datiert sowie Werksnummerangabe Nr. 497 und dem Adress-Stempel des Künstlers mit seiner Adresse *Hermann Junker, Maler, 2116 Hanstedt 174 über Buchholz in der Nordheide *. Das Gemälde von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas fleckig und bestoßen. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand, hier bitte nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache ) ( Literatur: Rump: Hamburger Künstlerlexikon, Seite 222 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Signiertes Original-Vintagefoto aus der Mappe: Barlach.

      Auf Klapp-Karton montierte s/w-Photografie im Maß ca. 23 x 23 cm auf 28 x 24 cm (HxB). Motiv ist ein Detail der Skulptur "Mutter mit Kind" aus dem jahre 1953 der Sammlung H.F. Reemtsma. Unterhalb des Fotos von Clausen mit Bleistift betitelt 'Barlach' und signiert. Der geklappte Karton etwas verschmutzt. Auf der Vorderseite mit Kugelschreiber beschriftet 'Barlach Orig Fotos von Rosemarie Clausen' (vermutlich von der Fotografin selbst). Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Good copy. With originally vintage photos by Clausen. Signed.

      [Bookseller: AS - Antiquariat Schröter]
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        Historiae Missionis Paroecialis Lineamenta (Latin)

      Redemptoris Father's Library, Coeur d' Alene, Idah: Self Published and Bound. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Latin Language text. Original typed text and half bound blue leather with blue marbled cloth sides. Gilt lettering on the spine. Boards have a very slight bow (fixable with a press) and corners have slight bump. 405 pages. NOTE: This is a very well documented history of the early Missions and Missions of the Church. A detailed scan of the Index is available upon request.; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall; 405 pages .

      [Bookseller: idaho jim]
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        Love Among the Ruins. A Romance of the Near Future. With decorations by various eminent hands including the author's.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1953 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and cherub design to front board in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the glassine dust jacket. Some light fading to spine; an excellent copy in the jacket with some loss to head of spine and some nicks and small chips to extremities. Line drawings throughout in red. First edition, signed limited issue, number 73 of 350 copies signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La maison Tellier Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Georges Briffault, 1953. Fine. Georges Briffault, Paris 1953, 25,5x33,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - New edition with 11 original etchings in color by Marcel Cosson, one of 10 numbered copies on old Japan paper, the tirage de tête. This copy, as stipulated on the justification page, retains its black and white suite en noir of the etchings, a suite in two colors and an original signed drawing by Marcel Cosson in biro. Some small tears to the spine of the chemise. A good copy.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 11 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs de Marcel Cosson, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon ancien, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet d'une suite en noir des gravures, d'une suite en deux tons ainsi que d'un dessin original signé de Marcel Cosson au stylo bille bleu. Dos de la chemise cartonnée comportant quelques petits accrocs. Agréable exemplaire.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Invisible Man - Original first UK edition

      Gollancz, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1953. A very good book with some spotting to the page edges encroaching a little on the edges of the pages and some light spotting to the prelims. Gilt on the spine is very bright indeed. In a very good+ (or better) wrapper which is unclipped and has a small neat archival repair to the head of the spine. A nice copy of a rare novel in the iconic Gollancz wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      (BAYER, HERBERT). Bayer, Herbert, Editor and Designer. WORLD GEOGRAPHIC ATLAS: A COMPOSITE OF MAN'S ENVIRONMENT. Chicago: The Container Corporation of America, 1953. First Edition. Folio. Gilt-Embossed Burlap. Very Good/No Jacket - As Issued. 368pp, profusely illustrated in color, foredge gilt. A classic example of twentieth century Modernist book design, the "World Geographic Atlas" was published by the Container Corporation of America in 1953 to commemorate their twenty-fifth anniversary. Issued hors commerce as a keepsake, this exquisite item was never made commercially available. Its graphs, charts and maps designed by CCA art director Herbert Bayer and his associates are still visually arresting over fifty years later. A handsome example of this lovely book itself whose gilt foredge and cover debossing are still bright. The cream colored burlap covers show some very light soiling and discoloration, while the textblock and binding are tight and without any notable flaws. Its fragile, increasingly uncommon printed cardboard slipcase is present and intact, though scratched and heavily worn and abraded (especially along the extremities) with some attendant paper loss at the joints. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 016226

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        World Geo-Graphic Atlas: A Composite of Man's Environment

      Container Corporation Of America, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Chicago: Container Corporation Of America, 1953. 1953 edition. Hardcover. 368 pp. Near fine, in a very good slipcase. Spine just a touch sunned. Slipcase worn and rubbed with creasing. Burlap covered boards with gilt stamped title and gilt fore edges. Clean, unmarked text with numerous full-color maps.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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      first edition, one of the 100 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper, drawing of head. Illustrated book, on the frontispiece, of a portrait of the author by Modigliani and an out-of-text drawing by Hans Bellmer. Very nice copy. Editions du Rocher Monaco 1953 14,5x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      - 6 vols. Ed. Castalia. Valencia. 1953/54. I.-118pp. II.-116pp. III.-107pp. IV.-118pp. V.-90pp. VI.-87pp. 24 x 17 cm. Rústica. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Asilo del libro]
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        Actuelles II Chroniques 1948-1953 EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1953. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition on ordinary paper. Handsome, fine autograph inscription signed by Albert Camus : "à Albert Béguin qui trouvera ici les raisons de mes désaccords avec Esprit, avec mon bien cordial souvenir...[to Albert Bégiun who will find here the reasons for my disagreements with the Spirit, in friendly remembrance...]" A little light spotting primarily to upper cover and ffep. Retaining its advertising notice, entitled "Lettres sur la révolte".% - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus : "à Albert Béguin qui trouvera ici les raisons de mes désaccords avec Esprit, avec mon bien cordial souvenir..." Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement le premier plat et la première garde. Exemplaire complet de sa bande annonce "Lettres sur la révolte".  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953

      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. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Souls of Black Folk

      New York: Blue Heron Press, 1953. Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. Very Good. Signed. Signed. Limited fiftieth anniversary edition; one of an unspecified limitation. Signed by the author on publisher's limitation plate tipped in the front free end paper. Near Fine with a tiny closed tear at the top of the spine, pages toned; small offsetting from limitation label glue to front free end paper. In a tattered glassine jacket. A rather sharp and fresh copy. Signed by W.E.B. Du Bois.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        43 Bände. Allgemeines Lexikon der Architektur und der bildenden Künste von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. / Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts.

      Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künste von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart unter Mitwirkung von 300 Fachgelehrten des In- und Auslandes, herausgegeben von Dr. Ulrich Thieme und Dr. Felix Becker 37+6 Bände, Halbleder mit Goldprägung erschienen 1953 ff bei VEB Verlag Seemann Leipzig

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        The Long Goodbye

      Hamish Hamilton, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1953. A very good+ book with some light rubbing to the head of the spine. Some light spotting to the text block. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with some trivial wear to the spine tips and corners. An excellent example of the dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1953]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine, as new dust jacket. (16006). Octavo, quarter cloth with boards. The author's first novel. One of the signed subscriber copies (signed by Bester on front free end paper). 1953 Hugo award winner (the first Hugo award winner), runner-up for the International Fantasy Award runner-up, 1954. "One of modern SF's top novels..." -Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-30. "A convincing portrait of how a society of mutual mind readers might actually function." "...this story richly earned its Hugo for Best Novel..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-18. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #7.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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