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        La Ciudad de Mallorca. Ensayo Historico-Toponímico por. Prólogo por el Excmo. Sr. Don Lorenzo Riber Campins, Pbro. Tomo I [T. II, III, IV y V]. [añadimos:] Els noms de fora porta de la ciutat de Mallorca. Toponímia documentada del terme de Palma (1230-1901).

      Antigua Imp. Soler, Ayuntamiento de Palma de Mallorca, 1953-1988. - Una magnífica obra muy rara de encontrar completa, excelentemente trabajada y documentada. I: 6 hojas, 377 páginas, 2 hojas. II: 434 páginas, VIII hojas. III: 374 páginas, XII hojas. IV: 352 páginas, X hojas. V: 390 páginas, XII hojas. VI: 598 páginas. Encuadernados los cuatro primeros volúmenes en tela roja con tejuelo (menos el último tomo), corte superior dorado, conservando las cubiertas originales. Ilustrado con láminas fotográficas, dibujos de plantas de edificios, etc., dentro de texto. Perfecto estado. 6 volúmenes. 24x17 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Delstres]
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        Sept Microbes: Vus à Travers Un Tempérament

      Paris: Les Editions Cercle des Arts, 1953 - 12mo. 72pp. A delightful production featuring 30 very small tipped-in plates. One of 1,000 numbered copies. With the ownership signature of architectural historian Wayne Andrews. Minor repair, as is ever necessary with this particular title; very good in folded wrappers over boards. In a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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      1953 - KITASONO Katue, translator. LES JOUES EN FEU HI NO HOHO. Tokyo, Hakusuisha, 1953, Decorated paper-covered boards in printed slipcase. 19.4 x 14.2 cm. Kitasono's translation of Raymond Radiguet's poetry. Near fine copy, quite unusual.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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      Oxford Clarendon Press 1953 - 3 volumes. From the corrected sheets of the First Edition. Illustrated with 112 black and white plates and 11 figures in the text. Royal 8vo, publisher’s original dark green cloth, the spine lettered and ruled in gilt, in the rare printed dustjackets. xxiv, 602; viii, 603-1312; 1313-1779 pp. An unusually fine set, as pristine and near as mint. THE VERY SCARCE EXTENSIVE WORK OF HELLENISTIC HISTORY. By the publication of this text, Rostovtzeff had established himself as a consummate historian with his many historical works including THE HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD and THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. In this comprehensive set, he sets out to explore the social and economic aspects of the history of the Hellenistic world, which he specifically defines as the world created by Alexander’s conquest of the East that existed as long as the states which comprised it retained their independence (approximately from the time of Alexander to that of Augustus). In his preface, he states that he finds the social and economic aspects of Hellenistic life most key to understanding their society, as well as being the historical perspective that he feels "most competent" in presenting. As in his history on the Roman Empire, he utilizes not only written sources but also the most recent archaeological testimony to put together this text. A fine set of this seminal and all-encompassing work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Definition and Theory in Jurisprudence. An Inaugural Lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 30 May 1953.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1953. - First Edition, first printing. 28 pp. Original printed wrappers. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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        Madeline's Rescue

      Viking 1953 - First Edition, First Printing (Printing stated April 1953 with no additional printings mentioned). Not price-clipped (3.00 price intact). Published by Viking, 1953. Large quarto. Red cloth boards with black stamped spine/cover lettering. Book is very good with some light spots along page ends/edges. Jacket is very good with spotting along edges and some edge wear with several small nicks/small tears at corners. Pages and boards crisp and straight. A very nice collectible copy of the 2nd book in the acclaimed Madeline series. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Southampton, New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      The John C. Winston Company [1953], Philadelphia, Toronto - 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. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Molecular structure of nucleic acids...(Reprinted from Nature, Vo. 171, p. 737, April 25, 1953)

      [London: Macmillan], 1953. FIRST EDITION. With two-tone illustrations and text figures. Unbound. Presentation copy, signed by Crick and Maurice Wilkins on top of first title, and by Wilson and Stokes at the end of their paper on page 9. An excellent copy from the library of Dr. Maurice S. Fox, professor of biology at MIT, with his signature. First edition. The original offprint of what a consensus of scientists consider the greatest intellectual achievement of modern science: the genetic code. The first paper identifies the double helix structure; the second, by Maurice Wilkins, A.R. Stokes, and H.R. Wilkins, explains how the structure divides prior to mitosis so that each strand can act as a cell; the third paper by Rosalind E. Franklin & R.G. Gosling adds additional material on the molecular structure of nucleic acids. The discovery of the structure of DNA was a race between research groups working independently. The 1962 Nobel Prize was awarded to Watson, Crick, and Wilkins for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transferred in living material.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        House of Flowers.

      New York, Saint Suber (producer),, [1953–54]. Seventy-two page typescript, carbon and ribbon, of the play's first act; with considerable corrections, deletions, and additions in Capote's hand. Capote began the play in 1953, and Harold Arlen was hired later that year to write the music and cooperate on the lyrics. Capote probably revised this typescript around that time, as he added in his hand to the typed title, "[The House of Flowers] A Musical Play by [Truman Capote] And Harold Arlen." Some 25 pages bear his corrections, ranging from simple cross-outs and corrected words, to several additonal lines or instructions. Also included is a carbon typescript of the second act as well as a copy of the finished mimeographed script.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Henri Matisse-The Sculpture of Matisse-1953 Mourlot Lithograph

      1953 - "The Sculpture of Matisse" by Henri Matisse, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1953. The overall size of the Lithograph is 29.75 x 20 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: Lithograph printed by Mourlot for an exhibition of Matisse's Sculptures at The Tate Gallery. Paper breaks along the top of the print. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Art Wise]
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      - Contendo 130 fólios numerados de II a CXXX com partituras musicais + 1 fólio de Índice. Fólios de 53x39 cm. Pastas de 59x43 cm. Encadernação da época em madeira, forrada a couro, com ferragens metálicas, brochos e com vestígios dos fechos e pequenas faltas nas ferragens. Apresenta a lombada restaurada profissionalmente, preservando internamente os tranchefilas intactos. Magnífico manuscrito de origem peninsular - Portugal ou sul de Espanha - proveniente da Colecção Capucho. Ilustrado com um magnifico frontíspicio iluminado com uma cercadura geométrica a vermelho e azul, apresentando ao longo do texto 276 capitulares iluminadas em estilo mudéjar, isto é, no estilo gótico-árabe peninsular. Algumas folhas apresentam pequenas manchas provocadas por pingos de cera dos círios. O missal é composto inteiramente por partituras musicais manuscritas a uma só mão, firme e regular. A notação musical é a 5 linhas, característica dos missais medievais peninsulares. O seu conteúdo tem uma perfeita unidade gráfica nas pautas musicais (40 linhas por página) e no desenho das letras capitulares. As capitulares são de dois tipos diferentes: a) as letras góticas a tinta negra e não iluminadas ao longo do corpo do texto; b) as 276 letras de tipo lombardo, iluminadas no início das missas e dos salmos, finamente desenhadas em tracejado linear no estilo da letra de "filigrana" da tradição moçárabe. Entre as 276 letras filigranadas encontram-se 2 subtipos: as letras de corpo monocolor (218 letras) e as letras de corpo bicolor (que são em número de 58). Estas últimas estabelecem o estilo e a origem do missal através das formas da partição entre o campo azul e o campo vermelho do corpo da letra, deixando uma pequena linha branca entre as duas cores, e contendo um desenho foliado em estilo oriental. Relativamente à decoração do fólio inicial a mesma é constituída por medalhões, filetes e quadrilongos entrelaçados, formando figuras geométricas entrelaçadas (com laços ou 'laçaria') segundo a tradição do simbolismo esotérico moçárabe. O maior medalhão deste fólio (no pé da página) foi desenhado no estilo árabe peninsular com a grafia cúfica de uma aláfia. Isto é, reproduzindo a palavra de saudação em nome de Alá Misericordioso, entretando retirado do centro da aláfia [aláfia é uma palavra árabe peninsular "al afiyah" que designa o símbolo da saudação]. Desta arte caligráfica encontramos em Portugal o melhor exemplo nos códices conimbricenses e em Espanha nos códices sevilhanos. Vide como referência bibliográfica: Spalding, Francis (1953) in Mudejar Ornament in Manuscripts. Esta investigadora da Hispanic Society of America recolheu, em Espanha, todos os elementos gráficos que identificam os manuscritos mudéjares, ou moçárabes, e a sua dispersão geográfica. O fólio inicial com o frontispício numerado II, podendo eventualmente faltar uma folha iluminada a página inteira, o que é muito pouco provável porque normalmente estes manuscritos quando completos têm a foliação par. É muito provável que inicialmente existisse um fólio inicial em branco tal como o que está presente no final com o índice. O Índice deste cantochão é um fólio final em branco, não numerado, que muito provavelmente foi manuscrito em ambas as faces no século XVI, e o mesmo atesta que este cantochão se encontra completo. Fólio inicial: 1º Domingo do Advento [com as capitular iluminada A ; seguida da capitular iluminada E [ Exaude nos domine ?] ; seguida da capitular iluminada A [ Ad te levavi animam meam? ]. Este livro de cantochão termina no Domingo de Ramos, no fólio CXXVI [ Domine ne longe. ]; e segue-se ainda uma parte do cântico do Oficium Improperium no fólio cxxx ( Pater si non potest ?); com uma nota (dito reclamo) de passagem para seguinte livro de cantochão com a continuação da litúrgia anual. Citamos neste cantochão os cânticos dos seguintes ofícios: - A Vigília no fólio xvii ( Hodie scietis ?); - Missa Maior do Dia de Natal no fólio xxvii ( Puer natus ?); - Ofício In Cómõe B. V. Maria

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        Le lierre. Exemplaire de Francis Carco

      - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale - André Sauret éditeur 1953. In-4 en feuillet sous couverture illustrée rempliée, double étui de cartonnage vert, au dos beige avec titre en vert. 265 pages.Eaux-fortes originales de Dunoyer de Segonzac. Tirage limité numéroté à 99 exemplaires. Celui-ci, un des 9 exemplaires hors-commerce nominatif, numéroté en chiffre romain de I à IX et portant le numéro V imprimé spécialement pour Francis Carco. Signé par l'auteur et l'artiste. Le texte de Pierre Brisson a été composé à la main avec une fonte nouvelle en corps 24 des caractères gravés en 1540, sur l'ordre de François 1er, par Claude Garamond. Les eaux-fortes originales de Dunoyer de Segonzac ont été tirées par Jacques Frelaut sur les presses de Roger Lacourière. Les cuivres ayant servi à l'illustration de cet ouvrage ont été rayés après tirage.Petit accroc au bas de l'étui, sinon exemplaire en parfait état. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Poster]: What You Want to Know about the Kinsey Report on Women

      [No place]: Ladies' Home Journal. [1953]. Poster or large broadside. Approximately 14" x 40". Printed in red and navy blue. Three old vertical folds (making four equal panels), likely as issued. Modest age-toning on the right hand side panel, else very slight wear, near fine. A poster touting a controversial story in Ladies' Home Journal. The subtext reads: "Journal Editors Answer Questions Related to Happiness in Marriage from "Sexual Behavior in American Women." Visually striking representation of the controversy and curiosity surrounding the movement towards better understanding what was then considered the "mystery" of female sexuality. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Henry James: [In Five Volumes]: The Untried Years 1843-1870, The Conquest of London 1870-1881, The Middle Years 1882-1895, The Treacherous Years 1895-1901, and The Master 1901-1916

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company. (1953-1972). First. First editions. Five volume set, complete. Spines cocked, still near fine in very good dustwrappers: volume one is price-clipped, some loss to the spine head of volume three (not affecting the spine title), volume five's spine moderately faded. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Scarce first editions in a complete five volume set. .

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        Horn of the Hunter

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953. Book. Hardcover. First Edition. Review slip laid in. With 32 Drawings by the Author and 32 Pages of Photographs. Decorative endpapers. Black Cloth, decorative gilt stamped and on spine. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket with slight edge rubbing and small "scratch-like" imperfections on the upper spine area. A nice and uncommon clean and quality dust jacket..

      [Bookseller: Charles B. Andrews]
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        Cahiers du Collège de Pataphysique. 12-25, in 11 vols. !953-1956.

      Collège de Pataphysique. 1953-56, Paris - 8vo. Original paper wrappers. Cahiers Du Collège de Pataphysique. 12-25, in 11 vols. Covers adrkened, paper yellowed, No.17-18 with the original wrap-around band. From the Library of John Lyle, the English Surrealist and bibliophile, with his book-plate. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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      JONATHAN CAPE 1953 - Jonathan Cape, London, 1953 First Edition, Second Printing Crisp near fine book with a beautiful original unclipped dust jacket. Scarce, clean, book with the original dust jacket having the same artwork as the first edition. Very scarce title and a wonderful alternative to the first edition, first printing in a first state jacket which is priced at $60,000 in the same condition as this book! Original crisp black covered boards with bright unfaded red titles to the spine, and a red heart to the front. The boards are in clean, beautiful condition with sharp corners, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are are bright and flat with one delicate owner name, no inscriptions, no book plates, and no bookstore stamps, just a small faded spot on rear end paper (see image). The internal pages are clean, crisp bright and flat with no stains, no handling marks, no writing, no foxing, and no bent pages. Requisite rough cut page edges as issued with both the first and second impressions of this title. Beautiful clean book internally appearing as unread. A beautiful example of this elusive first edition, second impression title. Please see images for details. The original dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents in near fine condition. The dust jacket has strong vibrant colors still maintaining the brilliant reds to the hearts in the front panel, with some of the typical fading to the spine. The dust jacket has No edgewear, No chips, No rips, No tears, No stains, No fading and No foxing. Typical overall toning to the rear panel, with one tiny dark 1mm dot to rear panel. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has the stated price of 10s 6d net to both the front and rear flaps. The dust jacket is protected in a new clear removeable archival cover. Please see the many detailed images. A very striking handsome example of this Fleming title in extremely scarce condition with the beautiful original unclipped dust jacket! Outstanding presentation on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Fleming/Bond listings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Selbstbildnis im Atelier mit Farbpalette und Pinseln.

       1953 Bildmaß ca. 87,5 x 63 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Öl auf Platte, alt gerahmt ( wohl Künstlerrahmung: Rahmenmaß ca: 95,5 x 69,5 cm ). Das Bild links oben zum Rand hin mit *Herm. Junker * signiert, verso mit *Selbstbildnis 1953 * bezeichnet und datiert sowie Werksnummerangabe Nr. 497 und dem Adress-Stempel des Künstlers mit seiner Adresse *Hermann Junker, Maler, 2116 Hanstedt 174 über Buchholz in der Nordheide *. Das Gemälde von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas fleckig und bestoßen. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand, hier bitte nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache ) ( Literatur: Rump: Hamburger Künstlerlexikon, Seite 222 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Maclean's, Canada's National Magazine, March (Mar ) 11, 1953 - Boy Rocket Scientist Jerry (Gerald) Bull

      Montreal: Maclean Hunter. Paperback. 64 pages. Features: Cover illustration by Franklin Arbuckle presents the rail line to Ungava's Iron; Editorial argues that Canadians need to read more of their authors; Elegant one-page colour 1953 Chrysler ad features red two-door New Yorker; The Crisis in Education - the Canadian education system is creaking toward chaos, Part 1 - The Teachers; Jerry (Gerald) Bull - Boy Rocket Scientist - photo-illustrated article on 24-year-old Dr. Gerald V. Bull, guided missile expert; The Dumbest Cluck on the Farm - fun article about raising chickens; When the Redskins took over Twiggeville (short story); Montreal - A City With a Heart - Karsh photos capture the spirit of the city; The Neighbours Who Sing for Canada - The Don Wright Chorus of London, Ontario - article with many photos; How the Boom Hit Seven Islands, Quebec courtesy of Mining Magnate Jules Timmins - article with many photos; Interesting one-page Massey-Harris ad examines the economic impact of farmers; Handsome one-page colour ad for the 1953 De Soto Firedome V-8 (maroon); Sensational 1953 Studebaker centrefold colour-photo ad features a canary yellow Starliner coupe; One-page two-colour Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F.) ad features photo of airman with puppy in his helmet; One-page colour ad for the 1953 Meteor car features a black on yellow car; One-page Morris Minor car ad; Nice colour one-page ad for Leonard fridges; What to do until the guests leave; Lovely colour Dofasco ad shows housewife picking peaches through her window in the middle of winter; Nice colour La-Z-Boy ad shows officeman relaxing; General Motors one-page photo ad explains how their many activities spend $350 million annually; Champion spark plugs ad features small photo of Chuck Stevenson, 1952 AAA National Racing Champion; Nice colour one-page Oldsmobile ad features green 1953 Super '88' holiday coupe; Half-page RCMP recruiting ad; Colour ad for the 1953 Ford Monarch (grey) inside back cover; Weston's ad on back cover links with the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; and more. Moderate wear. Unmarked. A sound copy of this nice vintage issue. . Good. 1953. First Edition.

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        An illustrated catalogue of the Rothschild collection of fleas

      (Siphonaptera) in the British Museum (Natural History), Volume I, II und IV bis VI (Volume III fehlt). With keys and short descriptions for the identification of families, genera, species and subspecies. London. 1953 bis 1981. 361, 443, 549, 530 und 298 S. Quart. Mit zahlreichen schwarzweißen und farbigen Tafeln und Textfiguren.. The Trustees of the British Museum. London. 1981. Guter Zustand/Good condition. Leinen/Hardcover. teilweise mit Schutzumschlägen,Volume III fehlt. Sprache: englisch/english.

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        Treasure Island

      J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd.. LEATHER BOUND. B01M33KI2O Fine Binding. 1953 J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. (London), 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches tall full leather, signed Bayntun-Riviere brown polished calf binding, gilt ruled boards, five raised bands and gilt-lettered brown and red leather labels to spine, gilt dentelles to all board edges, all page edges gilt, marbled endpapers with pastedowns framed by gilt dentelles, magnificent illustrations by Salomon van Abbe - color frontispiece with tissue guard and seven other full-page color drawings and 30 inset black-and-white illustrations, xiv, 265 pp. Very slight rubbing to covers, mainly along front hinge. Otherwise, a very good to near fine copy - clean, bright and unmarked - of this handsomely bound copy of one of the most popular boys' books of all time. ~V~ Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of 'buccaneers and buried gold.' It was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 through 1882 under the title Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to the pseudonym 'Captain George North.' It was first published as a book on 14 November 1883 by Cassell & Co. Treasure Island is traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is also noted as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality - as seen in Long John Silver - unusual for children's literature. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an 'X,' schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders. . Very Good. 1953.

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      Ballantine Books [1953]., New York - Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. The author's fourth science fiction novel, the second using the John Wyndham pseudonym. Earth is invaded by beings from another planet who exist under conditions of enormous pressure in the deep sea. Issued earlier in Britain with textual differences as THE KRAKEN WAKES (1953). Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-412. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with 10 mm closed tear at top rear spine fold and hint of dust soiling to rear panel. Formerly, Author/editor/publisher Donald A. Wollheim's copy with his name rubber stamped on the rear free endpaper. A very attractive copy. (#155618) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Golden Apples of the Sun

      Doubleday and Company 1953 - Published in New York by Doubleday & Company in 1953. "FIRST EDITION" is stated on bottom half of copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by the author on the half title page. Book very good (previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down), in very good dust jacket. DJ flap price reads "$3.00." We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Against Women; A Satire translated from the old Welsh by Gwyn Williams. Engravings by John Petts

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. First edition thus, 1/100 copies [of 350 total] with one extra illustration, signed by the illustrator, bound in Indian Lizard Skins, and printed in Golden Cockerel type on hand-made paper, by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press. 8vo. 25 pp. 11 full-page illustrations printed in colours. Other than the defective glassine, a fine copy. Original full Indian lizard skin, gilt spine title, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, portions of the original glassine dust jacket (spine completely eroded), publisher's green card slipcase. (#6249).

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        Against women.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. Narrow 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). 25, [1] pp.; col. illus. Golden Cockerel printing of a 16th-century satire on the evils of women, translated from the original Welsh by Gwyn Williams. The text is illustrated with => eleven color-printed engravings of scandalously alluring women plus a decorated title-page done by John Petts. In Cock-a-hoop, Sandford said of this work (along with his quotation used as our caption above), "I had such fun with this book! It was a mad sixteenth century Welshman's idea of how wicked women are, and I felt I would go along with him and make the book as exciting as I could."    This is => numbered copy 14 of 350 printed, signed by the translator and illustrator. As one of the first 100 numbered copies, it includes one extra illustration and is in the special purple Indian lizard binding done by Sangorski & Sutcliffe — as Sandford put it, genuine snakeskin was unpleasant to the touch, so "my Eves were wrapped in ruby wine-dark lizards."    Provenance: Front free endpaper with pressure-stamp of Sir Thomas Ramsay (1907–95), an Australian collector.         Cock-a-hoop 192. Binding as above, front cover with gilt-stamped vignette and spine with gilt-stamped title, top edge gilt, in publisher's original teal paper slipcase; slipcase worn with upper edge starting to separate slightly, glassine wrapper lacking, volume clean and lovely. Endpapers with minor offsetting to margins; front free endpaper with short tear from outer margin and with pressure-stamp as above. => A beautiful, special copy of this sinfully delightful volume.

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        Against Women; A Satire translated from the old Welsh by Gwyn Williams. Engravings by John Petts

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1953 - First edition thus, 1/100 copies [of 350 total] with one extra illustration, signed by the illustrator, bound in Indian Lizard Skins, and printed in Golden Cockerel type on hand-made paper, by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press. 8vo. 25 pp. 11 full-page illustrations printed in colours. Other than the defective glassine, a fine copy. Original full Indian lizard skin, gilt spine title, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, portions of the original glassine dust jacket (spine completely eroded), publisher's green card slipcase. (#6249). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1953. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth with dustjacket. x, 232p. Book in very good condition with dustjacket in good condition. Dustjacket chipped and folds torn. Repaired with archival tape. Boards slightly bent. Else a clean and tight book in very good condition. German with English translation facing. Includes errata slip. Landmark philosophical text by one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. Pivotal text for understanding the "linguistic turn" in philosophy that marks the central contribution of modern thought to the history of philosophical investigation. First edition with errata slip. Translated by Anscombe, one of Wittgenstein's most important students.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids. A Structure for Deoxypentose Nucleic Acid" [Watson & Crick] Nature No. 4356, April 25, 1953, pp. 737-738 WITH "Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid" [Watson & Crick] Nature No. 4361, May 30, 1953, pp. 964-967. FIRST EDITION EXTRACTS OF ALL SIX PAPERS SPECIFIC TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DISCOVERY OF DNA

      Macmillan, London 1953 - 1st EDITIONS OF ALL SIX EXTRACTS SPECIFIC TO THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE "SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT WORK IN THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE SCIENCES, THE DISCOVERY OF DNA (Important Scientific Books, Christies, Green Auction, 2008, 378). All six extracts are housed in a single plain wrapper that is housed in linen clamshell box with a black morocco, gilt-lettered label on the front of the box and at the spine. The discovery of the building blocks of life - the identification of the double helix structure of DNA and the copying mechanism of genetic material by James Watson and Francis Crick - was "arguably the greatest modern discovery in biology and one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science" (Buddenbrooks). Watson, Crick and Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of the nucleic acids" (Nobel, The Man and His Prizes, 201). Watson and Crick's "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids" first describes the double helical structure of DNA. With famous understatement, they note that the structure "suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material"(Nature, 737). In Watson and Cricks's "Genetrical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid" the authors "follow up with largely accurate speculation on how base pairing in the double helix allows replication of DNA" (Nature). ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS SET are four other related and quite important papers: In "Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids", Nature, No. 4356 April 25, 1953, pp. 740-741. Wilkins, Stokes, & Wilson "analyse the X-Ray crystallography evidence, and suggest evidence that the structure exists in biological systems" (Nature, 738) In "Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate," Nature, No. 4356 April 25, 1953, pp. 740-741. Watson & Crick present X-ray diffraction evidence for the model proposed. "Evidence for 2-Chain Helix in Crystalline Structure of Sodium Deosyribonucleate", Nature, No. 4369, July 25, 1953, pp. 156-157. Franklin & Gosling present an analysis of data from X-ray crystallography which indicates differences between the A and B structures of DNA. "Heterogeneity of Deoxyribonucleic Acids", Nature No. 4373, August 22, 1953, pp. 339-342. Brown & Watson fractionate the DNA into a series of components whose ratios of adenine to guanine and thymine to cytosine increased with the concentration of NaCl necessary to elute them. CONDITION AND DETAILS: London: Macmillan. Large octavo. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). All six extracts are housed in a single plain wrapper that is then set in a linen clamshell box with a black morocco, gilt-lettered label on the front of the box and at the spine. Very slight scuffing to the case; near fine. The papers are all clean and bright. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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      John W. Luce & Company [no publishing date], Boston - Inscrbed by Dunsany in poetry on the front free endpaper, "Montecito, May 20, 1953. My thanks to Mrs. Foley, Thate these my stories are, Not yet forgotten wholey, Where they have travelled far. Dunsany." All ten Sime illustrations present. Bleiler; The Checklist of Fantastic Literature pg. 105. Bound in original black cloth backed spine with tan paper covered boards with lettering and design stamped in gilt. Small bookplate on the front paste-down endpsper. Cloth at the head of the spine frayed. A very good copy, without the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Naval Air Station Magazine, San Diego

      Naval Air Station, San Diego, 1953 First edition, sole printing.Tabloid periodical. Original photographic wrappers, wire stitched.Wrappers very slightly creased, the occasional minor scuff but a remarkably well-preserved copy. Signed on the cover by Marilyn Monroe. Signed by a number of the contributors including Earl Stanley Gardner.[3]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        Against the Fall of Night

      New York: Gnome Press, 1953 - First Edition. Very light spotting; fine in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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      Keimeisha, Tokyo 1953 - Signed. Tokyo imprint, undated but certainly pre-dating the First American Edition issued by Grove Press in 1961. Signed with a personal inscription by Henry Miller on the front endpaper. Red buckram binding with titling in yellow; dustjacket with shelfwear and chipping. Very Good binding / Good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Assignment in Eternity

      Fantasy Press, 1953. A bear fine signed limited edition in a near fine dust jacket, one of 500 numbered copies signed by Heinlein on a special leaf, this copy is number 260. Spine of book is lightly faded. First Edition is stated on the copyright page.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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      New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,. 1953.. First edition. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Near fine with two tiny specks of soiling along the hinge of the front board. In a near fine dust jacket with one 1/4" chip to the top of the spine and otherwise minor wear to spine ends and corners. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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