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        KING CONAN

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers, [1953].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The third Gnome Conan. Collects five stories, four first published in WEIRD TALES in 1932, 1933 and 1935, and one previously unpublished story, "The Black Stranger," revised by L. Sprague de Camp and published here as "The Treasure of Tranicos." A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A sharp copy. (#155615)

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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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        Kurgast. Die Nürnberger Reise. Zwei Erzählungen von Hermann Hesse.

      Suhrkamp, Berlin 1953.. Oktav. Goldgepr. Org.-Ganzleinen mit Org.-SU. 254 S., 1 Bl., Umschlag geringfügig nachgedunkelt und mit minimalen Läsuren am oberen Rand, insgesamt wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. [Gesammelte Werke]. - Erstes bis sechstes Tausend.

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        The adventures of Augie March

      The Viking Press, New York 1953 - Fourth printing, 8vo, pp. [6], 536; original black and gray cloth stamped in orange on upper cover and spine, top edge stained orange; dust-jacket chipped at top of spine, along top edge, and at top outer corner (never any loss of letterpress), else very good. This copy inscribed: "To Phil Miller, in him I didn't specially try to recruit, with affection and good wishes, Saul Bellow." Winner of the National Book Award. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        The Adventures of Augie March

      NY:Viking, 1953. - NF-/VG. This copy is a 3rd printing. INSCRIBED by author on front fep. Book has toned spine and faint statin at top of front board. First state jacket has chipping at spine and flap fold ends, creases and rubbing, and scratches on front panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        JUNKIE: CONFESSIONS OF AN UNREDEEMED DRUG ADDICT bound with NARCOTIC AGENT

      New York: Ace Books, Inc., [1953]. First edition and first paperback edition. Age tanning to text paper, some mild creases and rubbing, a very good copy. (16379). Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Ace double D-15. Paperback original of the William S. Burroughs first novel. Semi-autobiographical novel of the author's own drug use and as a small time heroin pusher. NARCOTIC AGENT is an abridgment of the hardcover edition.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1953.. Octavo,boards. First edition. The author's second SF novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-68. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1217-20. Two contemporary gift inscriptions on front free endpaper. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing at spine ends and corner tips. A nice copy of a book that is hard to find in superior condition. (#138786)

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        Medical And Scientific Investigations In The Christie Case

      Medical Publications, 1953. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1953. First Edition. 244 pages. Signed by the author. Signed by Francis Camps, pathologist in the case, dedicated with thanks to Superintendent Draper CID Essex who may have assisted with the information gathered in the book based on Christie trial.. Newspaper clipping on death of Camps included. John Christie's crimes were later dramatised in the novel '10 Rillington Place', as well as in film, and on TV. Beige jacket over green boards.Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light tanning to endpapers and page edges. Boards are bumped at corners and have light shelf wear. Spine ends a little rubbed and crushed. Unclipped jacket is rub and edge worn with a few small tea drop stains. Small tears and chips to corners. Crease along centre of jacket across all panels. Slight loss to spine ends. Rub marked.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        SEGUNDO SUEÑO. Homenaje a Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

      Col. Tito Hombre, nº 16, Imprenta Bedia, Santander 1953 - 1ª ed. 14.8x21.8. 28pp. Xilografías de Joaquín de la Puente. Rústica. Nº 8 de una tirada de 136 ejemplares numerados, firmados por Gerardo Diego. La colección Tito Hombre fue dirigido por A. Cantalapiedra, Corugedo y José Hierro. Huellas de óxido en la cubierta, interiores muy limios. Dedicatoria autógrafa. Adjuntamos una tarjeta navideña de la colección Tito Hombre con otra xilografía de Joaquín de la Puente. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

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        PRINCE DANDE LION

      GIBBS, MAY. 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.

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        EDGAR ALLAN CROW

      - TUDOR,TASHA. EDGAR ALLAN CROW. NY: Oxford University Press 1953 (1953). Square 8vo, cloth, paste-on, VG in soiled dust wrapperw with some chipping. 1st edition of one the most elusive Tudor books, illustrated in color throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lawbreakers Suspense Stories #11 comic book 1953- Severed Tongues horror cover

      Charlton 1953 - Classic severed tongues cover. Grotesque pre-code horror. Spine chewed about 60% from top. Cover attached at bottom staple. Great colors on cover. Complete, no restoration. Condition: G-

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        The Ascent of Everest

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953 Illustrated with 8 plates of color photographs (including a frontispiece) and 48 plates of black and white photographs, all reproductions from film taken by the expedition team. First edition, first printing. Signed by Hunt in black ink on the title page. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with mountain illustrations in white and gold by William Heaton Cooper. Near fine, with some minor toning and a slight lean to the spine, former owner's inscriptions to the front free endpaper, some minor spotting to the page edges, title page and rear endpapers, otherwise clean and sound interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some light rubbing to the extremities, faint toning to the spine, a few minor nicks to the spine ends, closed tears to the spine and front panel with minor tape repairs to the verso, a hint of soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a very good and sturdy copy, signed by John Hunt. The Ascent of Everest is a recount of the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, first confirmed successful ascension, led by the author, Colonel John Hunt. This expedition, the eighth attempt in 30 years to make mountaineering history, employed two sets of climbers; the first pair finished just short of the summit, but provided enough extra resources and information to enable the second pair, comprised of New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay, to successfully reach Everest's summit. The Ascent of Everest is divided into six sections that mirror the stages of the expedition: "Part I: Background," "Part II: Planning," "Part III: Approach," "Part IV: Build-Up," "Part V: Assault," and "Part VI: Aftermath." While the bulk of the text was written by Hunt, Sir Edmund Hillary authored Chapter 16, "The Summit." Interestingly, Hunt wrote this account in one month to meet public demand for an account of the epic expedition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        VANDALS OF THE VOID

      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1953]. First edition. Top edge dusty, slight bump to head of spine panel, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some mild edge rubbing and light shelf wear to spine ends. (15435). Octavo, cover illustration by Alex Schomburg, cloth. The author's first hardcover title. "Future piracy and old-fashioned megalomania play prominent roles in this novel of space rockets being attacked, taken, and reconverted into a fleet designed to conquer Earth and its colonies ... Stylistically one of the best written Winston 1950s novels." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-161. Part of the popular Winston juvenile series published between 1952-1961, which introduced many young readers to science fiction.

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

      The First UK printing published by Ward, Lock and Co in 1953. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Light toning and spotting to the text block but the pages remain clean. Mild pushing at the spine ends. Light toning to the map endpapers. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. Minor edge wear with a few nicks and closed tears. Light creasing at the edges in places. The colouring remains very bright. The period wrapper artwork looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The scarce fourth title in the 'Poldark' series. A sharp copy and very scarce with such attributes. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Ben Hogan's Golf: Easy to Follow Instruction series

      Brown and Bigelow, 1953. - BEN HOGAN'S GOLF, Full set of 12 tip booklets. Copyright 1953 By Brown Bigelow. Adapted from Power Golf Ben Hogan. This series with compliments of A. O. SMITH CORPORATION, NEW YORK. 12 Pages instruction per booklet. each booklet covers a separate topic, No. 1 Grip, No 2 Stance. This is the first time we have handled the complete set, very unusual and collectable item, housed in its original "Lesson Minder-kit" box. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Dernière Fête.

      Paris: Flammarion. Inscribed by author on half title: ExLibris "Baron de Mélogue". Avec dedicace de l'auteur: Pour Gerard Argenton, amicalmend - La Varende". No. 14 / 20 exemplaires sur papier fil d'Arches. Exlibris / Bookplate of Baron de Mélogue. Top edge gilt. Excellent condition !. Paris, Flammarion, 1953. 13,5 cm x 19 cm. 382 pages. Original Hardcover. Half leather binding with gilt lettering and ornaments on spine in protective Mylar. Inscribed by author on half title: ExLibris "Baron de Mélogue". Avec dedicace de l'auteur: Pour Gerard Argenton, amicalmend - La Varende". No. 14 / 20 exemplaires sur papier fil d'Arches. Exlibris / Bookplate of Baron de Mélogue. Top edge gilt. Excellent condition ! A well-arranged intrigue, numerous peripments, amazing characters, all give this work an inimitable accent and color. Jean de La Varende, born 24 May 1887 at château de Bonneville in Chamblac, Eure, died 8 June 1959, was a French writer. He wrote novels, short stories, biographies and monographies, in particular on the subject of Normandy. He initially tried to become a marine officer like his father, but gave up due to his weak heart. He was elected into the Académie Goncourt in 1942. He received the 1938 Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française for Centaur of God. His 1936 novel Leather-Nose was the basis for the 1952 film Leathernose, directed by Yves Allégret. (Wikipedia)

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        The Night of the Hunter

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, York 1953 - 273 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with white lettering to spine over blue boards in original jacket. Signed with a reduced reproduction of the movie poster and Signature cards of three of the movie actors: Robert Mitichum, Shelly Winters and Lillian Gish. First edition. One of 1000 copies only specially autographed by the author for presentation to friends of the author and publisher. Issued without a dust jacket this one has the addition of a special dust jacket with advance reviews from booksellers and publisher on the back of the jacket. The Night of the Hunter is a 1953 thriller novel by American author Davis Grubb. The book was a national bestseller and was voted a finalist for the 1955 National Book Award. Murderous ex-convict Harry Powell misrepresents himself as a prison chaplain upon his release from prison. Acting on a story told to him by his now-dead cellmate, "Reverend" Powell cons the cellmate's widow into marrying him in hopes that her children will tell him where their father hid the money from his last robbery. After killing their mother, Willa Harper, he embarks on a hunt for the children, who have sensed his evil and are running from him. Grubb explores the presentation of the American South during the Great Depression. He uses tropes of the Southern Gothic genre to explore issues such as social corruption and instability. In 1955, the book was adapted by Charles Laughton and James Agee as the film The Night of the Hunter. The film version has earned ranks in numerous movie lists and was added to the National Film Registry in 1992. Despite its critical success, it remains the only film ever directed by Laughton. The stars of the movie were Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. Condition: Previous owner's small book plate on front head gutter of pastedown. Jacket with a small closed tear at back head edge and rubbing to spine head else a near fine copy in like jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
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        THE CANYON

      Houghton Mifflin Co. 1953 - A bright, tight, clean, square copy. Bright DJ has some very minor wear to spine ends and front fold ends; light dust soiling to rear panel. A beautiful copy. Signed by the author on the front FEP. Part of the Ballantine hardcover series H-46. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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        EXPEDITION TO EARTH

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (16971). Octavo, boards. Signed by Clarke on the front free end paper. The author's first short story collection. This collects eleven stories from the period 1946-1953, it includes "The Sentinel", the story which is the precursor for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-100.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        REVOLT IN 2100..

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1953]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and a hint of age toning to the spine panel. (12280). Octavo, illustrated by Hulbert Rogers, cloth backed boards. One of the signed subscriber copies on inserted blank leaf. Part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Iliade - Chants XVI à XXIV ( illus. DECARIS )

      Les Bibliophiles de France, Paris 1953 - Paris. Les Bibliophiles de France, 1953. In-4. 211pp. Avec 35 illustrations, gravées sur cuivre, de Decaris (dont 20 hors-texte ). Traduction et préface inédite de Paul Mazon. Seul tirage à 140 exemplaires - celui-ci l'un des exemplaires pour collaborateurs, lettré 'N' et imprimé spécialement pour M. le Docteur Jean MAGAT. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée et double emboîtage toile d'éditeur. Joint notice de mémoire pour le fondateur de la société, Léon Michel, avec portrait gravé en bois. Petit ex-libris sur la page de garde. Très bon état.

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        The Catalans [The Frozen Flame]

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1953. First Edition [stated]. Brown Cloth, Green Boards. Very Good +/Very Good DJ. Willy Mucha Jacket Design. O'Brian's scarce second book. "First edition" stated on copyright page; this American edition precedes the first British printing, published as "The Frozen Flame". Book virtually unworn, although spine is bumped for 1/8" at top and bottom. Edges of green boards are age darkened for 1/8" at bottom, and to a lesser degree for a greater depth at top and side edges. Jacket is near complete with tiny loss at corners and a few tiny nicks at top of spine: flaps are bright and unclipped, front panel shows some light dust, wear with slight (1/16") loss of paper at tips, a 1/4" closed tear along bottom edge; spine is unfaded, with slight dustiness, slight wear at bottom, tiny chips at top with almost no loss of paper; rear panel has dustiness, a 1" closed tear along bottom edge, and associated 1" wrinkle.

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        The Catalans

      Harcourt, Brace, and Company, New York 1953 - A very nice copy of a very difficult book to find in any condition. The dust jacket shows a little wear around the edges and has one chip at the top of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        BORROWERS

      KRUSH, BETH AND JOE. NORTON,MARY. THE BORROWERS. NY: Harcourt Brace (1953). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8"), blue pictorial cloth, 180p., slight cover fading and mark on endpaper else near Fine in near fine dust wrapper. Stated 1st US edition, first printing. (The U.K. edition came out a year earlier but with different illustrations. This is the 1st edition with these illustrations). Winner of Carnegie Medal. The first story about these miniature people who must live by borrowing from humans, the story tells what happens when their daughter becomes friendly with a human boy. Illustrated in black and white by BETH AND JOE KRUSH. See Lynn p.157. Nice bright copy.

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        Casino Royale

      Jonathan Cape, London 1953 - HARDBACK - A near fine book, free of any previous owner names or inscriptions. The black boards are clean with unfaded red lettering to the spine. The red heart motif to the front panel is also free of fading. The dust wrapper is in very good condition with chipping to the spine tip, and with a small chip to the top corner of the front panel. There is rubbing to the wrapper's extremities, with light general soiling to the rear panel.The book and dust wrapper are the correct UK first edition, first issue published by Jonathan Cape in very small numbers. Please view our numerous scans. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Illustration of Japanese Coloured Porcelain. Kakiemon, Imari, Kutani, Nabeshima. 2 volumes.

      Kyoto;Kyoto-Shoin Co Ltd. 1953. - 1st edition. 15" x 11.5". 31pp introductory explanation + [8]pp index to plates + 100 loose leaf cold plates. [8]pp index to plates + [24]pp booklet in Japanese + 100 loose leaf cold plates. Very clean plates 'housed' in very good pictorial cloth folders with bone ties. Both volumes are in the original, now rather worn, corrugated card slipcases. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Washburn Family Foundations in Normandy, England and America (Association Copy + ephemera)

      Wm Mitchell Printing Co., Greenfield, IN 1953 - First printing. 189 pp., frontis plates, photo plates, index, small quarto, blue buckram, gilt titles, teg, matching blue slipcase. This copy is unique as there are five tipped-in photos of scenes from Greater Washburn (e.g. Old Stone Chapel, Manor House), taken in 1925 by the orginal owner of the book who was a Chadwick-Washburn. Chadwick armorial bookplate tipped-in to fep. Book is in Fine condition. Slipcase is solid, just a bit faded. An exceptional association copy of this rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VENCE

      - Affiche originale imprimée en lithographie par Meyerbeer en 1953 Ref. "les affiches de Chagall" n°77 - Sorlier Format : 100 x 69 cm Tirage à 500 exemplaires avec le texte

      [Bookseller: dominique besson]
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        The Night of the Hunter

      273 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with white lettering to spine over blue boards in original jacket. Signed with a reduced reproduction of the movie poster and Signature cards of three of the movie actors: Robert Mitichum, Shelly Winters and Lillian Gish. First edition. One of 1000 copies only specially autographed by the author for presentation to friends of the author and publisher. Issued without a dust jacket this one has the addition of a special dust jacket with advance reviews from booksellers and publisher on the back of the jacket.The Night of the Hunter is a 1953 thriller novel by American author Davis Grubb. The book was a national bestseller and was voted a finalist for the 1955 National Book Award. Murderous ex-convict Harry Powell misrepresents himself as a prison chaplain upon his release from prison. Acting on a story told to him by his now-dead cellmate, "Reverend" Powell cons the cellmate's widow into marrying him in hopes that her children will tell him where their father hid the money from his last robbery. After killing their mother, Willa Harper, he embarks on a hunt for the children, who have sensed his evil and are running from him. Grubb explores the presentation of the American South during the Great Depression. He uses tropes of the Southern Gothic genre to explore issues such as social corruption and instability. In 1955, the book was adapted by Charles Laughton and James Agee as the film The Night of the Hunter. The film version has earned ranks in numerous movie lists and was added to the National Film Registry in 1992. Despite its critical success, it remains the only film ever directed by Laughton. The stars of the movie were Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish.Condition:Previous owner's small book plate on front head gutter of pastedown. Jacket with a small closed tear at back head edge and rubbing to spine head else a near fine copy in like jacket.

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        El Llano en Llamas

      Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico 1953 - 1ª ed. Primer libro de Juan Rulfo, dos años anterior a Pedro Páramo170 pág; 12x 17,50 cm. Edición Original ; 2000 ejemplares. Tela editorial con sobrecubierta, impresión con tipos Caledonia.Viñeta de la camisa ( DJ) de Elvira Gascón. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación,algo desgastado en la parte inferior ( ver imagen) la camisa presenta mínimos desgastes en los bordes. Muy buen ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Form and Order of the Service that is to be Performed and the Ceremonies that are to be Observed in the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Abbey Church of St. Peter Westminster on Tuesday the Second Day of June 1953

      Achille J. St. Onge, Worcester, Massachusetts 1953 - 77pp. From an edition of 2,000 copies, this is one of forty-six bound in 1960 with a variant frontispiece portrait of Elizabeth II in profile. Printed at the Chiswick Press in red and black type. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red morocco, with gilt stamping to covers including double-rule borders. Paste-downs and endleaves patterned. Very fine. A.e.g. (Massmann 10; Bradbury, p. 252). (2 3/4 by 1 15/16; 70x49mm). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Watt.

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1953 - Octavo. Original pink wrappers, titles to spine and front cover in black, decorative frame to front cover in white. Creasing to spine, very slight rubbing to extremities, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, number 694 of 1100 copies issued thus; a further 25 were printed on fine paper and signed by the author. With the publisher's advertisement leaflet laid in. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Player Piano [Signed Bookplate Laid in]

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1953. First Edition. "Colonial Issue" with Macmillan Overseas Library stamp to front dust jacket flap. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in red decorative price-clipped dust jacket; vii,[1],352pp. Jacket rubbed along extremities with closed splitting to rear flap fold, kraft tape repair to verso, cockling and foxing from exposure to damp, spine faded. About Fine in Good or better jacket, bookplate signed by the author laid in. Vonnegut's first novel, a social and technological dystopia.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Isotopes

      1953. Signed. SODDY, Frederick. (Isotopes). (London: John Murray), [1953]. Octavo, staple-bound as issued, original gray paper wrappers; pp. 17. $3200.First separate edition of Soddy's 1952 lecture to the Second Meeting of Nobel Prize Winners, inscribed on the front wrapper: ""With the Author's Compliments-Frederick Soddy,"" and additionally labeled ""Isotopes"" in his hand.A pioneer in atomic theory, Soddy was Rutherford's collaborator in, among other things, the crucial alpha-ray experiments that led to their revolutionary disintegration theory of radioactivity. Together, ""they showed how the radioactive element thorium decayed at a fixed rate over time into a series of other elements… [which] led to the concept of 'half life'"" (Simmons, The Scientific 100 19). As a result of their experiments in radioactivity, Soddy independently became the first to recognize that chemically identical atoms of different atomic weights were all varieties of the same atom, leading him to coin the term ""isotope"" (Jenkins-Jones, 446). In 1921, he was awarded the Nobel Prize ""for his contributions to the knowledge of the chemistry of radioactive substances and his investigations on the occurrence and nature of isotopes"" (Callum & Taylor, 143). First published in Number 123 of The School Science Review in March of 1953. About-fine condition.

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        FAHRENHEIT 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. First edition. Boards lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, a solid very good copy in solid very good dust jacket with light fraying and shallow chipping at spine ends and upper corner tips, 45 mm closed tear at top edge of front flap fold which extends slightly into flap, and red "451" on spine panel faded. Overall the jacket is clean and presentable. (10842). Octavo, red boards, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. The hardbound trade issue. (Currey binding D [no priority]). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-31. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8.

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        Leçon inaugurale faite le Jeudi 15 Janvier 1953 au Collège de France

      - Collège de France, Paris 1953, 16,5x25cm, relié. - Edizione originale. Associazione a bradel piena carta nera con motivi decorativi, parte della colonna vertebrale liscia a lungo marocco nero, copertine conservati, vincolante siglato P. Goy & C. Vilaine. autografo firmato di Maurice Merleau-Ponty professor Georges Blin e sua moglie. Bella e rara copia piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier noir à motifs décoratifs, dos lisse, pièce de titre en long de maroquin noir, couvertures conservées, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de Maurice Merleau-Ponty au professeur Georges Blin et sa femme. Bel et rare exemplaire agréablement établi.

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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 Unstrung Harp; or, Mr. Earbrass Writes a Novel

      Duell, Sloan, & Pearce / Little, Brown, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. *Autographed by author, Edward Gorey.* First edition of Gorey's first book. 64 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 20 cm. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Dust jacket in protective mylar cover. Shelfwear to dj. Looks at the literary life and its 'attendant woes: isolation, writer's block, professional jealousy, and plain boredom.' Toledano A1a.

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