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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)

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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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        A COMPLETE SET OF JAMES BOND BOOKS Comprising: Casino Royale; Live and Let Die; Moonraker; Diamonds are Forever; From Russia, with Love; Dr. No; Goldfinger; For Your Eyes Only; Thunderball; The Spy who Loved Me; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; You Only Live Twice; The Man with the Golden Gun; Octopussy and the Living Daylights

      Cape -1966 1953 - Fourteen volumes, all first editions, all first issues in first issue dustwrappers. A near fine set, which shows a little tanning to some of the spines and occasional light wear to the spine ends, but are generally bright and crisp. An excellent, uniform set. "'The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning.' Thus Ian [Fleming] dragged his readers into the fast, racy world of James Bond at the start of Casino Royale .[Fleming] skilfully matched this hard edged delineation of contemporary reality with a more mythical interpretation of events. Bond is taking on the forces of evil, a heroic St George-figure fighting on the side of virtue (and the free world), saving and bedding the girl, and attempting to slay the dragon." (Andrew Lycett) The publisher Jonathan Cape was initially sceptical, saying upon reading the manuscript, "Peter's little brother has written a book. It is not up to scratch", but he would publish it "because he's Peter's brother." 4750 copies of the first edition were printed. The book was well received and quickly reprinted. Fleming's confidence grew and he wrote a book a year for the next twelve years until his death in 1965. Collector's have long sought the first editions of Ian Fleming, both for their attractively designed dustwrappers and for their influence on modern culture.

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        Casino Royale, Jonathan Cape, TRUE 1ST EDITION

      Jonathan Cape 1953 - Jonathan Cape, 1953. Casino Royale. Hardcover. TRUE 1ST EDITION. REBOUND. Condition: Book is in excellent condition. Rebound. Pages mostly clean and crisp. Some light foxing to a few pages, light discoloration to text block. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

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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.

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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]

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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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        The Moscow Subway)

      (Izogiz), (Moscow) 1953 - Large quarto (11 3/4 x 9"). Unpaginated. [126]pp. Original blind-stamped brown cloth, with gold lettering to front cover. Title page in red and black lettering. Illustrated with 146 duo-tone and 25 color photogravures, this handsome book documents Moscow's subway architecture, and the magnificently ornate, vaulted halls of the Russian capital's metro stations. The art featured in this work includes bas-reliefs, friezes, marble and bronze statues, stained-glass windows and countless mosaics made with glass, marble and granite in good Byzantine fashion. There are also images of the former revolutionary and historical characters, their victories, sports, industry, agriculture, and warfare, as well as common Soviet people such as workers, soldiers, farmers, and students. "The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR's most extravagant architectural projects, with stations constructed as luxurious "palaces for the people". Built under the command of Stalin, the Soviet leader ordered the metro's artists and architects to design a structure that embodied 'svet' (radiance or brilliance) and 'svetloe budushchee' (a radiant future). He directed his architects to design structures which would encourage citizens to look up, admiring the station's art, as if they were looking up to admire the sun and - by extension - him as a god. With their reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grandiose chandeliers, many Moscow Metro stations have been likened to an "artificial underground sun."Front cover bowed. Front hinge starting. Text in Russian. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Phantomas ( Nros 1 a 8 ) ( 6 vol. )

      Temps Meles, Paris 1953 - Revue Phantomas N°1,2, 3, 4/5, 6 y 7/8. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        JOE LOUIS STORY .1953. SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL 1 sh VERY RARE - FULL COLOR - VG/FN

      United Artists 1953 - WE ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER HERE ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST IMPRESSIVE MOVIE POSTERS THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN! This is a full color one sheet, measuring about 27" x 41". Several pictures of The Brown Bomber are featured, along with great text blurbs which add tremendously to impact of this spectacular poster. Joe Louis was not only one of the most beloved boxers of all time, he was also one of the most important Black Americans of the 20th century. CONDITION: is extremely attractive. If framed properly, this rare poster would display beautifully. The image area is still bright. There are a few small border and seam tears, and we noticed a tiny discoloration on one blank border corner. Also, the poster is a little wavy. It has never been mounted or backed, and we can see no evidence of any type of restoration. We feels it displays as a gorgeous VERY FINE. Our scans are somewhat dark but the actual poster still has bright rich colors. A NOTE FOR HISTORIANS: Joe Louis reportedly still holds the record for longest-reigning Heavyweight Champ, of eleven years, eight months. This poster is so rare and important that the foremost history of Black movies that we know, A Separate Cinema , shows on page 61 only a foreign-release, Spanish language, example of the poster. Presumably with all of the author's extremely impressive resources, they could not locate an English language version of this poster. It is truly rare, and a genuine tangible article of American history. Condition: VG/FN

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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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