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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.

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

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (PBFA )]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Inno Dubelaar Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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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]

      [Bookseller: El Archivo]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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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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        FAHRENHEIT 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, [1953]. First edition. Some light rubbing to lower board edges and corner tips, a fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a tiny 4 mm closed tear to upper front panel and fading to the orange ink on the spine to "451" and the publishers logo to a very light pale orange. Now housed in a custom made clamshell box. (16931). Octavo, red boards, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. The hardbound trade issue. (Currey binding D [no priority]). Expansion of the novella "The Fireman" published in 1951. "...hostility to books and ideas was generated by ordinary people, not simply imposed upon them by government." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-31. This was filmed in 1966 by François Truffaut with Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55.

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

      Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1953]. First edition. Slight bumps to upper corners, a fine copy in a fine, as new, dust jacket. (17078). 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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        Furioso (14 issues, 1939-1953)

      Carleton College, Northfield, MN 1953 - 14 issues. Typically, cream and color-banded wraps. Various paginations. 14 individual issues from this literary magazine that was at least at first privately printed by editors and founders James J. Angleton and E. Reed Whittemore, Jr. while they were students at Yale. Whittemore taught at Carleton College from 1947-1966; and beginning with the Spring 1949 issue (vol. IV no. 2), the masthead of this periodical carries the Carleton address. Specific issues in this lot are: Summer 1939 (I:1), New Year Issue, 1940 (I:2), Summer 1947 (II:4), Winter 1949 (IV:1), Spring 1949 (IV:2), Summer 1949 (IV:3), Fall 1949 (IV:4), Spring 1959 (VI:2), Summer 1951 (VI:3). Fall 1951 (VI:4), Winter 1952 (VII:1), Summer 1952 (VII:3), Fall 1952 (VII:4), and Spring 1953 (VIII:1). Each issue contains a variety of poetry and prose from a variety of contributors. Each is also decorated with the periodical's signature mascot, "the imp." Uncommon. VG- (Some edge wear to covers; on last issue front cover has separated and is present; overall very nice.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA]
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        The Case of the Fugitive Nurse [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]

      William Morrow and Co. New York 1953 - First Edition. Perry Mason mystery novel which features a widow who was not mourning the loss of her husband. This copy with nice inscription signed in full by Gardner at front endpaper. "To Paul - member / of the Fiction Factory / who helped write / this book - with / thanks from one / damn good writer / to another / yours Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / January / 1954". Near Fine in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket, some light stains to panels. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Furioso (14 issues, 1939-1953)

      Northfield, MN: Carleton College, 1953. Softcover. VG- (Some edge wear to covers; on last issue front cover has separated and is present; overall very nice.). 14 issues. Typically, cream and color-banded wraps. Various paginations. 14 individual issues from this literary magazine that was at least at first privately printed by editors and founders James J. Angleton and E. Reed Whittemore, Jr. while they were students at Yale. Whittemore taught at Carleton College from 1947-1966; and beginning with the Spring 1949 issue (vol. IV no. 2), the masthead of this periodical carries the Carleton address. Specific issues in this lot are: Summer 1939 (I:1), New Year Issue, 1940 (I:2), Summer 1947 (II:4), Winter 1949 (IV:1), Spring 1949 (IV:2), Summer 1949 (IV:3), Fall 1949 (IV:4), Spring 1959 (VI:2), Summer 1951 (VI:3). Fall 1951 (VI:4), Winter 1952 (VII:1), Summer 1952 (VII:3), Fall 1952 (VII:4), and Spring 1953 (VIII:1). Each issue contains a variety of poetry and prose from a variety of contributors. Each is also decorated with the periodical's signature mascot, "the imp." Uncommon.

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        The Ascent of Everest.

      First edition. 8vo. pp. xx, 300; coloured and b & w illusts., illusts. to text; minor foxing, else very good in presentation crushed half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt, a.e.g., with loosely inserted a TLS from R. W. Lloyd (Hon. Treasurer) on British Mount Everest Expedition, 1953, stationery, presenting the book to P. J. Gratwick of Courtaulds Limited, and a compliment slip signed by Lloyd on similar stationery.This copy of Hunt's account of the first ascent of Everest was specially bound at the request of the committee to the Expedition for presentation to P. J. Gratwick of the clothing firm Courtaulds. According to the book's appendix, Courtaulds supplied the expedition with Rayon string vests.

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        THE CURSE OF YIG

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1953. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing. This book is rarely found signed or inscribed by Bishop. (15582). Octavo, cloth. Signed by Bishop on the front free endpaper. 1217 copies printed. Collects three stories, largely revised by H. P. Lovecraft, and profiles of Lovecraft and August Derleth. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 171. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-20.

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        The Fellowship of the Ring (First State Proof)

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1953 - London, England: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1953). The Fellowship of the Ring - Being The First Part Of The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Octavo. Hard cover. pp. 423. Proof copy. The Earliest Pre-Publication State Of The First Of Three Volumes Of Tolkien's Epic Novel - The Lord of the Rings. Book Condition: Rebound in red cloth lettered by hand on spine, some spotting and soiling, edges slightly soiled, skewed, library marks including stamp on title-page and ink stamps, to lower end-paper, tear to seventh leaf of gathering 17 and seventh leaf of gathering 22, occasional short tears and creases, binding worn and soiled with remnants of label to upper cover. The first pre-publication proof state of The Fellowship of the Ring includes an early printed state of the prefatory verse: One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the shadow bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. Wayne G. Hammond notes that first galley proofs were sent to Tolkien during July and August 1953. On 19 August 1953, the volume was put into page proofs and Tolkien was ¿sent page proofs of The Fellowship of the Ring with corresponding galleys¿ on 29 September 1953. Proofs of the preliminaries were sent to the author on 1 December and ¿further proofs¿ two days later. Additional queries and revisions (including negotiations relating to the maps and other illustrations) were forthcoming, but these date from after the publication of this proof copy. The first edition was published 29 July 1954. It is unclear at what stage the publishers produced proof copies for distribution. Arthur Ransome and Naomi Mitchison appear to have received proof copies dated from 1953. Hammond notes that ¿the publisher¿s cost books records 20 copies bound in wrappers¿ presumably for review and samples¿, but these are likely to comprise review copies printed in 1954. This 1953 proof has several distinctive features beyond the date of publication. The decorative border on pp. [2-3] is lacking, as is a date on the title-page. Page numbers ¿7¿ and ¿9¿ are present here but are later removed. Text on page 8 is, later, re-set (with additional text at the foot of the page added and the original changed). Other minor re-setting occasionally occurs and these are examples of text presumably incorrectly set by the printer (Strider states that ¿I shall try and get lost as soon as possible¿ on page 184 of this copy but the first edition text reads ¿I shall try to get lost ¿¿, for example). Page number ¿16¿ in incorrectly printed as ¿18¿ and ¿21¿ is incorrectly printed as ¿12¿. Tolkien¿s note at the end of the volume (¿Here ends the first part of the history of the War of the Ring ¿¿) is not present and the publisher¿s colophon is similarly lacking. Once cause of concern and extensive correspondence during production was the maps and illustrations. These are omitted in this proof. The map present on page 25 of the first edition is here represented by a blank page. There is no folding map at the rear of the volume. The ring inscription on page 59 is, similarly, represented by blank space. The Gate of Moria is omitted from page 319, as is the illustration of Balin¿s tomb on page 333. The verse (¿One Ring to rule them all¿) appears here in two states. Hammond notes that on 29 March 1954 Tolkien ¿finds an error in the Ring verse (bk. 1, ch. 2), corrected before publication.¿ The penultimate line is printed here with a full-stop, later removed. However, the appearance of the verse at the front of the volume includes the line ¿One Ring to bring them all and in the shadow bind them¿ later changed to ¿One Ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them.¿ Whether this is a printer¿s error or an authorial revision, the text is an early variant state. This first-state author¿s proof was discovered on 14 January, 1970 in the St. John and Red Cross Hospital Library. [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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Japanese Art. a phase in colour-prints

      Sydney: Privately printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. Standard de-luxe edition of one hundred and sixty copies (total issue of two hundred copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a near fine copy. As a publisher, Percy Nevillle Barnett insisted upon the finest materials, with elegant type cut in Europe and printed on paper handmade by the highly respected artisan, Harrie Mortlock, owner of the Beacon Press. A remarkable celebration of the Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock tradition.

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        Le questionnaire

      First edition in French, an advance (service de presse) copy.Handsome and rare autograph inscription from Ernst von Salomon to Maurice Blanchot.Plats slightly soiled, otherwise a good copy. Gallimard Paris 1953 14,5x20,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        VIERTELJAHRESHEFTE FÜR ZEITGESCHICHTE, 57 Jahrgänge: 1 (1953) - 57 (2009). Zeitschrift, ISSN: 0042-5702. LAGERFACH: Z230_K444_K122 Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin.

      München : Walter de Gruyter u.a., 1953 - 2009. 57 Jahrgänge. Gr.-8°, Bibliothekseinband 57 Jahrgänge!!! Große Sammlung, bei den frühen Jahrgängen handelt es sich um lizensierte Nachdrucke der Johnson Reprint Company, New York. Der Titel wurde aus einer Fachbibliothek ausgesondert und ist noch mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Bucheinbände teils mit Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Noch im guten Zustand. Angaben zu den Versandkosten schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an geschichtswissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften. zqx mbx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Brand Book of the Wyoming Westerners

      University of Wyoming 0 - Hardbound in tan library buckram, oversized. University of Wyoming, 1953-1955. In very good condition, minor library markings, some glue on spine, Montana Historical Society bookplate on back of front cover. Newsletter pages are in excellent condition, even the mimeographed pages that constitute Vol. 1, No. 1. Volume 1, Nos. 1, 2, 4, Volume 2, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 of the newsletters from the Wyoming Corral of the Westerners Society. Volume 1, No. 3 is missing from this series. Contains a brochure for the Second Annual All American Indian Days, August 7 and 8, 1954, Sheridan, Wyoming, sponsored by the Kalif Temple of the Shriners. Also contains several back-white photos, pasted in: Volume 1, No. 1, An Indian Burial. Volume 1, No. 2, Five Minutes Work (Buffalo hunting). Volume 2, No. 4, Charley Russell and Will Rogers. Volume 2, No. 1 contains a facsimile of an invitation sent to ex-Sheriff James Stirling to attend the execution of George A Black (for murder), scheduled for 11:00 AM, the 26th day of February, 1890. Volume 2, No. 3, Owen Wister. Photo "Wire Fencing" missing from Volume 2, No. 4. This series contains articles of history, contributions from members, letters, poetry (including some Bruce Kiskaddon items), book reviews, and brief biographies of some Wyoming notables. Some of the book reviews are quite noteworthy: contemporary reviews of "The Saga of Tom Horn" by Dean F Krakel, "Cow County Cavalcade" by Maurice Frink, "Six Guns and Saddle Leather" by Ramon Adams, "The Custer Myth" by Colonel William A Graham, just to name a few. The review of the Tom Horn book has the reviewer listed as a friend of Old Casey. A unique piece of local history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Faerie]
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        Vandals of the Void

      The John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia 1953 - One of the famous Winston Science Fiction series for young adults. The author's first hardcover title. Red cloth with black lettering on spine. Decorated endpapers by Alex Schomburg. Slightly bruised upper corners. A fine copy in very good+ price-clipped dustjacket with minor chipping to the spine head, light rubbing, and a short closed, tear along the upper edge of rear panel. An extremely nice copy.; Octavo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VANDALS OF THE VOID ..

      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, [1953].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's third (and first hardbound) book. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-161. A fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (lists 15 titles on rear panel) with some rubbing at edges, light wear along top edge of rear panel, and clipped price. Jacket illustration by Alex Schomburg. A bright and very attractive example of the jacket. This book is uncommon in superior condition. (#100051)

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        Vandals of the Void

      Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. One of the famous Winston Science Fiction series for young adults. The author's first hardcover title. Red cloth with black lettering on spine. Decorated endpapers by Alex Schomburg. Slightly bruised upper corners. A fine copy in very good+ price-clipped dustjacket with minor chipping to the spine head, light rubbing, and a short closed, tear along the upper edge of rear panel. An extremely nice copy.; Octavo.

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        Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt

      Gold Coast Accra, 1953. Pen and ink on paper. 1 vols. 8-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches. Marginal binding holes, else fine. Pen and ink on paper. 1 vols. 8-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches. "To Alfred Eisenstaedt with best wishes, Kwame Nkrumah Gold Coast Accra 24th March 1953."

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        The original art work used for the dust jacket.

      The original gouache illustration used for the 1953 dust jacket. The entire work is gouache, including the lettering. Not signed but I believe this to be by Barbara Walton. In a modern mount, image is 13 inches by 15 inches approx: a great deal larger than the dust jacket itself. Superb, fine, fresh condition, no marking, creases or printer's instructions.

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        Beijing Rong Bao Zhai Shi Jianpu.

      Beijing, Rong Bao Zhai, 1953. - 1 volume (of 2). 40 woodblock prints, ink and colour on paper. Loose in a cloth-bound slipcase. Folio. Second edition, the first one available: due to nationalization of the publisher, very few copies of the 1951 first edition were printed. Subsequently reprints appeared in 1955, and 1957. The set consists of stationery designed by some of the most famous Chinese artists of the time, depicting various themes, including flowers, landscapes and portraits. All designs were carefully chosen from Rongbao Zhai’s extensive archive, accumulated over 300 years. Produced by traditional Chinese colour printing methods - Dou Ban and Gong Hua - which ware capable of faithfully reproducing the vigour of the brush strokes, arguably the essence of Chinese paintings. Dou Ban is a multi-colour printing technique using multiple carved woodblocks, sometimes as many as seventy different blocks, to create a single multi-colour image. Gong Hua is the use of an uninked, imprinted block to emboss designs onto papers, allowing highlights on water or plants that are otherwise impossible to create with other woodblock printing methods. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Analysis of -Meson Data and the Nature of the -Meson" in The Philosophical Magazine, Vol. XLIV, 1953, pp. 1068-1080 WITH "Decay of Mesons of Known Charge" in The Physical Review, 94, 4, May 15, 1954, pp. 1046-1052

      FIRST EDITIONS, ONE IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF DALITZ'S 1953 & 1954 PAPERS ANNOUNCEMENT & DEVELOPMENT OF THE 'DALITZ PLOT' - A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN 20TH CENTURY PARTICLE PHYSICS. The Physical Review issue is in original wraps; the Phil Mag paper is a bound volume. The Dalitz plot is part of the vocabulary of physics. The Dalitz plot "is a ternary plot often used in particle physics to represent the relative frequency of various (kinematically distinct) manners in which the products of certain (otherwise similar) three-body decays may move apart. Dalitz plots play a central role in the discovery of new particles in current high-energy physics experiments, including Higgs boson research, and are tools in exploratory efforts that might open avenues beyond the standard model. While studying particle physics and 'strange' particles produced in cosmic-ray collisions, Dalitz "started to think particularly about the nature of one of these, the 'tau meson', or K+, as it is now known. R.H. Dalitz introduced this technique [the Dalitz Plot in these papers] in 1953 to study decays of K mesons (which at that time were still referred to as 'tau-mesons'. " After completing his thesis, which was on transitions between spin states in the oxygen nucleus, Dalitz was finally able to concentrate on particle physics and study of the tau" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). "The result was two seminal contributions that bear his name: the study of the decay of the neutral pion (one of the lightest mesons, a class of particles now identified as quark-antiquark pairings) to a photon and an electron-positron, or 'Dalitz', pair; and the development of the 'Dalitz plot' [these papers]. This plot presents the kinematic variables of the three-body final state of a reaction in two dimensions. This allowed so-called resonances - transient states that flag their existence through their decay to final-state particles of definite total energy - to be readily visible" (Ross, Nature 440, 162, 9 March 2006 Obituary). "Dalitz invented a way of mapping the data on a diagram, the 'Dalitz plot', and showed that the tau and theta modes were from the same particle. This could only be true if nature distinguished left from right, which ran counter to the received wisdom" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). T. D. Lee and C. N. Yang later realized that the Dalitz Plot or law "had never been tested in weak interactions which were responsible for these decays. Dalitz's plot thus set in train the sequence of events that led to Lee and Yang's Nobel prize in 1957" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis [Phil Mag]. Lancaster: American Physical Society [Physical Review]. Phil Mag: Ex-libris and bearing occasional light stamp within. No marks at the spine whatsoever. Thick octavo (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Ex-libris and bearing occasional light stamp within. New end papers. No marks at the spine whatsoever. Octavo (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). [4], xvi, [1421], 4. 52 plates. Bound in red cloth, gilt-lettered on the spine. Very slight rubbing at the edges. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition. Physical Review: October 1, 1954. Pp. 191-196. (10.5 x 8 inches; 262 x 200mm). Complete issue in original printed wrappers; slight rubbing at the edges; one pen mark at the spine and an ownership signature at the head of the front wrap.

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        The Price of Salt - Erstausgabe. Bantam Books Nr. 1148

      New York, Bantam Books 1953 - First printing 1953 (zu erkennen am Preis von 35 Cent, spätere Ausgaben waren günstiger), Einband etwas berieben, Rücken an der Unterkante leicht beschädigt, farbiger Rundumschnitt, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten 249 S., Deutsch 132g

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        The Spirit of St. Louis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953 First edition, first printing. Near fine in a like jacket with only minor wear at the spine ends, else an excellent and extremely bright copy.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Mélanges de travaux sur le Droit Coutumier Nord Africain [ Contient : ] 1 : Le Droit Coutumier des Berbères ; 2 : Islamic Law and Customary Law in french N. Africa ; 3 : Subsiste-t-il des traces du droit coutumier berbère dans le Sud tunisien ? ; 4 : Note sur les survivances du droit coutumier berbère en Tunisie ; 5 : Un qânoun de l'Aurès ; 6 : Du droit coutumier et de ses rapports avec la vie économique et la technique agricole dans le Souf ; 7 : Le droit Coutumier des Aït Haddidou, des Assif Melloul et Isselaten (Confédération des Aït Yafelmane) Notes et Réflexions

      1953 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-percaline à coins verte, Mélanges de travaux sur le Droit Coutumier Nord Africain [ Contient : ] 1 : Le Droit Coutumier des Berbères, Extrait de L'Avenir du Droit coutumier en Afrique, Symposium, Amsterdam, 1955 ; 2 : Islamic Law and Customary Law in french N. Africa, Journal of Comp. Law, 1954 ; 3 : Subsiste-t-il des traces du droit coutumier berbère dans le Sud tunisien ?, Travaux de l'Institut de Recherches Sahariennes, X, 1953 ; 4 : Note sur les survivances du droit coutumier berbère en Tunisie, Hespéris, 1953 ; 5 : Un qânoun de l'Aurès, Hespéris, 1953 ; 6 : Du droit coutumier et de ses rapports avec la vie économique et la technique agricole dans le Souf, Travaux de l'Institut de Recherches Sahariennes, XII, 1954 ; 7 : Le droit Coutumier des Aït Haddidou, des Assif Melloul et Isselaten (Confédération des Aït Yafelmane) Notes et Réflexions, Annales de l'Institut d'Etudes orientales, XIV, 1956 Exceptionnel recueil de 7 articles et tirés-à-part provenant de la propre bibliothèque de l'auteur, le professeur Georges-H. Bousquet (Docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), économiste de l'école de Pareto et Schumpeter, mais également islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje, professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Peu après sa thèse, il participa à la mission de la SDN pour la restauration financière de l'Autriche.Georges-H. Bousquet résumait ainsi ses travaux en Islamologie (dans les mélanges qui lui furent consacrés dans les Cahiers Pareto en 1965) : "Très en gros, on pourrait dire à ce sujet que je suis parti intellectuellement de la Loi rituelle, morale et juridique de l'Islâm (fiqh) et ai essayé de voir dans quelle mesure cette étrange casuistique (dont j'ai traduit de nombreux textes et dont j'ai exposé les règles dans divers ouvrages) est appliquée, ou non, dans les sociétés musulmanes d'Afrique du Nord surtout (mais également en Indonésie). En particulier, mon attention s'est portée sur le rituel ('ibâdates) presque toujours systématiquement négligé par mes prédécesseurs". Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Er war so verachtet, daß man das Angesicht vor ihm verbarg." Geiselung Christi.

      - Farbholzschnitt auf China, 1953, 54x45 cm, handschriftlich signiert und bezeichnet (etwas fleckig), auf Passepartoutkarton aufgelegt und unter Schrägschnittpassepartout gerahmt (Versand nur ohne Rahmen möglich) Bitte beachten: aufgrund des Formats ist der Versand nur als DHL-Paket zu 6 € (innerhalb Deutschlands) möglich! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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        JAHRBÜCHER FÜR GESCHICHTE OSTEUROPAS neue Folge JBFGOE Hrsg. Osteuropa-Institut München. 34 Jahrgänge und Register über die ersten 40 Bände

      Wiesbaden, Steiner, 1953 - 2004. - Je Band ca. 600 S. - 700 S., (Band 20 umfangreicher enthält Jahrgang 20 und Register 1-20), einige Abbildungen, Karten und Tabellen Gute und saubere Exemplare. Gewicht ca. 53 kg Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 53000 Halbpergamentbände, ca. 17 x 23,8 cm, Band 1 abweichendes Format, ab Bd. 29 wurden breitere Pergamentstreifen benutzt. 4 Hefte in einem Band Angebot gilt für alle 35 Bände Vorhanden sind die Jahrgänge 1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,12,15,16,17,19,20,21,22,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,44,45,46,47,49,50,51,52 und Registerband über die ersten 40 Jahrgänge der Neuen Folge.

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        Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Nicholas Bentley drew the pictures.

      Seventh impression thus, 8vo, 50, (2) pp. 14 coloured plates, endpapers browned, inscribed from the author on the title page. Pictorial cloth, spine slightly browned, d.w. with loss to spine and corners. First published in 1939, and with these illustrations 1940.

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        Little House on the Prairie

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1953 Very good in a very good dust jacket. First Edition thus, with illustrations by Garth Williams. Book has slight rubbing along the bottom edges; and light soiling on bottom page ends; some small residue of maybe tape on front free end paper. Dust jacket has original price of $2.75 printed on the front flap. Slight chipping at the corners and spine ends, and slight creasing at hinges; bottom corner of front flap clipped.. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Hrsg. v. Edgar Jené u. Max Hölzer.

      Klagenfurt, Haid, 1950 u. Paris, Edition Surréalistes, o.J. (1953). - 96 S.+12 Abb. u. 32 S.+ 8 Abb. OBrosch. (Alles Erschienene). Anthologie surrealistischer Texte und Bilder v. J. Arp, A. Artaud, A. Breton, M. Guttenbrunner, J. Heisler, M. Hölzer, B. Peret, P. Celan (6 Gedichte), J. Gracq, V. Brauner u.v.a. - Zusammen von größter Seltenheit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ein Mann auf dem Drahtseil. George Wilson. Zwei Erzählungen. Deutsch von Arno Schmidt. Mit Zeichnungen von Wilhelm M. Busch (= rororo 86).

      Rowohlt, Hamburg 1953 - 151 S., 3 Blatt. Orig.-Broschur mit Leinenrücken. Auf dem Vortitel mit eigenhändiger, persönlicher Widmung des Übersetzers: "Herrn A. Klüser zur Erinnerung an ein fragwürdiges Bauprojekt. Arno Schmidt. Kastel, den 19.II.1955." Schmidt finanzierte seine Existenz als Schriftsteller zunächst vor allem mit der "Brotarbeit" des Übersetzens. Seine prekäre Wohnsituation als "Umsiedler" war ihm ständiger Anlaß für Pläne, ein eigenes Häuschen zu bauen oder zu kaufen. Als der Vertreter einer Mainzer Bausparkasse vorsprach und auf zinsfreie Darlehen für Flüchtlinge hinwies, notiert Alice Schmidt in ihr Tagebuch: "Bausparkasse scheint auszufallen, dauert zu lange. Mann war erfreut: endlich einen lebenden Schriftsteller zu sehen. Hätte mal Herzog als Student gesehn. War sehr interessiert, aber A[rno] brach immer ab. Auf meine Veranlassung hin gab A[rno] (ungern!) dann zur Erinnerung einen Mann auf dem Drahtseil, mit reingeschriebener Erinnerung und er ließ ein paar Hausillustrierte da, die wir uns am abend ansahen." Schmidt erwarb 1958 schließlich das berühmte Wohnhaus in Bargfeld. Aufgrund seiner Zurückgezogenheit sind Widmungsexemplare von Arno Schmidt recht selten. Papierbedingt ist die Tinte gering verlaufen und hat bis auf das Titelblatt durchgeschlagen, sonst handelt es sich jedoch um ein ordentliches, gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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