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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]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        SECOND STAGE LENSMEN ..

      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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        PRINCE DANDE LION

      - 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]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería del Signo]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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 .

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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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        WORLD GEOGRAPHIC ATLAS: A COMPOSITE OF MAN'S ENVIRONMENT

      (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

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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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        Appogiatures

      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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        REVISTA ESPAÑOLA.

      - 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

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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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        THE DEMOLISHED MAN

      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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        MORE THAN HUMAN

      New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 1953. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a small rub spot to head of spine panel. A sharp copy. (15825). Octavo, quarter cloth with boards. Winner of the 1954 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-172. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 14.

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

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. First edition. The usual age darkening to the text pages, a fine copy in a bright, fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear to the spine ends. (20402). Octavo, cover art by Richard Powers, boards. Signed inscription by Pohl on the title page. "The ad-men run this overpopulated America of the future, a crassly materialist society which is challenged only by a weak underground movement of conservationists. Brilliantly detailed satire and exciting narrative: a joy, despite its grim theme." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 337. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-864. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #12. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2127-31.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        CHILDHOOD'S END

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. First edition. Offsetting to free end papers, a very good to nearly fine copy in a good dust jacket with chips to the upper and lower spine ends, red ink of title lettering on spine mostly faded, closed tear to lower front panel/spine fold and some foxing to the rear panel. (19734). Octavo, cloth. An enormously popular novel presaging Clarke's major thematic statements in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Recently aired as a miniseries on the SyFy channel in December 2015. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-246. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 9. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 337-41.

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

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, [1953].. cloth-backed boards. First edition. MORE THAN HUMAN is one of Sturgeon's best and probably his best-known novel. The story expresses a recurrent theme in the author's work: the passage of a character (or, in this case, six of them) from freak to superman, a passage of self-discovery and self-realization, if not apotheosis. In this story, the six outcasts come together to form a more-than-human collective psyche. It is told with the author's characteristic depth of emotional resonance. "Growing out of the acclaimed novella, 'Baby is Three," this excellent work describes the rise, against all meanness and bigotries of the surrounding world, of Homo Gestalt, an individual composed of the blended intelligences of numerous people, each of whom retains personal identity while contributing a particular strength or talent to the whole. An emergence-of-the-superhuman story, made more of a struggle than it was for the superchildren in Clarke's CHILDHOOD'S END (1953), but shorn also of the inevitable tragedy forecast for the superhumans in Stapledon's ODD JOHN (1935)." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1100. Winner of the 1954 International Fantasy Award for best novel. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 14. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1453-58. Some foxing to endpapers, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing, mainly at spine ends and along folds, some color transfer to rear panel (from being pressed against another book), and some foxing to the inner surface. A nice copy. (#155465)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        SCIENCE FICTION CARNIVAL: FUN IN SCIENCE-FICTION

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1953].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. Second printing (so marked on copyright page). One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies with front free endpaper signed by Brown and Reynolds. The second printing is the only printing of this anthology to have the signed front endpaper bound in. Authorities differ on number of copies so issued, but the quantity appears to have been small as this book is rarely encountered with the editor's signatures on the endpaper. According to Chalker and Owings, The Science-Fantasy Publishers (1991), pp. 398-99, the first printing was 3500 copies and this second printing numbered 2500 copies, of which 300 had the signed endpaper. Chalker and Owings incorrectly state that the "second printing notice" was "tipped in." Actually it is a "true" endpaper and conjugate with the front paste-down. Supposedly, the first batch of signed endpapers was returned by too late to be bound into copies of the first printing and these ended up in storage until they were used as limitation leaves in the signed issues of 1987 Phantasia Press edition of AND THE GODS LAUGHED and the second batch of signed endpapers was used for Shasta's 1953 subscriber's issue. However, according to Melvin Korshak (typed letter to contributor George O. Smith dated 15 March 1954): "As to the matter of the 'Second Printing.' Actually, there's a very simple explanation for it. The printers put the plates of the book on the press without noticing that, somewhere in the process, they had managed to mangle a few letters of the type here and there. Quite a few copies were run off before this was noticed and the run halted. Corrections were made and we had them insert the 'Second Printing' notice on the copyright page. Actually, we had copies of both printings on hand here to ship out concurrently, so I suppose you got one of the 'Second Printing' jobs." Collects thirteen stories by Richard Matheson, William Tenn, Fredric Brown, Eric Frank Russell, Mack Reynolds, Henry Kuttner, Nelson Bond, and others. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A superior copy of a very scarce and desirable state of this book. (#152937)

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        Lucky Jim - with the rare wrap-around band

      Gollancz, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1953. A very good+ book with a small gift inscription to the ffep. Some browning to the spine. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine tips and corners. Complete with the wrap-around band declaring 'winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 1955'. Rare with the band.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Jane and Prudence

      Cape, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1953. A very good book with some spotting to the page edges, encroaching onto some pages. no inscriptions. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some small v-shape losses to the corners and to the spine. Spotting across the dust wrapper. Rare novel by Pym

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1953. Octavo. Original white cloth, titles to spine in red, cat vignette to front cover. With the dust jacket. With numerous colour and monochrome illustrations by Nicolas Bentley. Spine very lightly toned, foxing to endpapers; a very good copy in the browned jacket with chips to extremities and spine. First illustrated edition, seventh impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Inscribed for Miss Katharine Watson by T. S. Eliot". Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats was first published in 1939 and was first published with these illustrations in 1940.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gesammelte Werke. 39 von 40 Bänden! Es fehlt \"Maitre Cornelius\".

      Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1953. 1.-5. Tausend. ca. 16000 S. blaues Leinen, gebundene Ausgabe, SU., Lesebändchen. 2 von 39 Bänden ohne SU.! SU. leicht berieben/altersbedingt leicht gebräunt, etwas geknickt, ansonsten gut erh. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Druckwaren Antiquariat GbR]
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        Trois jours dans les églises rupestres de Cappadoce

      first edition for which there is no mention of large papers. Iconography in-fine. Rare autograph signed by Georges Séféris in Geneviève (Picon). Pleasant copy despite two light spots on the margin of the first board. Institut Français d'Athènes Athènes 1953 18x24,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        High Priest of California [bound with] Wild Wives

      (New York): Beacon. (1953). First. First edition. Paperback original. A beautiful, fine copy in wrappers as issued. A superb copy of this softcore but hardboiled novella about a sex cult in California that shows curious prescience. Also includes a second novella by Willeford (whose name is misspelled as "Williford" on the cover). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        I sei poeti di Campionario.

      Volume in ottime condizioni. Cofanetto! Gli autori sono: Carlo Betocchi (Un ponte nella pianura), Michele Pierri (De Consolatione), Alessandro Parronchi (L'incertezza amorosa), Mario Luzi (Primizia del deserto), Alda Merini (La presenza di Orfeo) e Giacinto Spagnoletti (A mio padre, d'estate). Copertina rigida contenente sei fascicoli con copertina morbida e alette. Rispettivi ritratti in anteporta. Dorso macchiato. Schwarz. Milano. 1953. Circa 30 pagine a fascicolo.

      [Bookseller: Messinissa Libri]
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