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        Against women.

      The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. 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.

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        Meren ihmeet. [First Finnish translation of The Sea Around Us, signed by Rachel Carson.] [Translated by Jussi Koskiluoma.]

      Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi, 1953. - First edition in Finnish of The Sea Around Us (1st ed., 1951). Original cloth-backed boards. Lower corners of boards a bit worn, else Very Good+, in very good+ dust jacket. Flat-signed 'Rachel L. Carson' on title page. Finding a signed later printing in English is considerably easier than finding even an unsigned copy of this book. I see signed copies of the Norwegian, Spanish and Dutch translations on the market for a lot more. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Advance Press Transcript of Truman's Final State of the Union Address, Signed

      1953. Signed. TRUMAN, Harry S. Advance Press Transcript of Truman's Final State of the Union Address, Signed. [Washington, DC]: January 7, 1953. Eight leaves, mimeographed typescript on versos and rectos for 16 pages. Legal folio (8 by 14 inches), stapled upper left. $13,500.Advance press transcript of Truman's final State of the Union Address, signed by him, a stirring summation of the challenges and accomplishments of his years in office, and a call to unite behind the efforts of President-Elect Eisenhower. This is a mimeographed advance transcript of the speech, marked ""Confidential"" at the top, issued in very small numbers for the use of the press—most copies would have been discarded after use.""I took the oath of office on April 12, 1945. In May of that same year, the Nazis surrendered. Then, in July, that great white flash of light, man-made at Alamogordo, heralded swift and final victory in World War II—and opened the doorway to the atomic age."" By the time he delivered this, Truman was a lame-duck President with popularity ratings which had never recovered from his firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Truman had decided early in 1952 not to seek reelection, both because of his poll numbers and his opposition in principle to third terms. He had actively courted Eisenhower, who as a military man had remained apolitical all his career, to run as a Democratic candidate. It was only when Eisenhower decided to run as a Republican that Truman supported Adlai Stevenson. He was thus wholehearted in his endorsement, although it meant the end of 20 years of domination of the government by the Democrats.This speech marks the historic first public announcement by Truman of the successful development and detonation of the hydrogen bomb. The Communist threat and the possibility of a nuclear war were major concerns for Truman, as he makes clear near the end of his speech: ""The war of the future would be one in which man could extinguish millions of lives in one blow, demolish the great cities of the world, wipe out the cultural achievements of the past—and destroy the very structure of a civilization that has been slowly and painfully built up through hundreds of generations. Such a war is not a possible policy for rational men. We know this, but we dare not assume that others would not yield to the temptation science is now placing in their hands. With that in mind, there is something I would say, to Stalin: You claim belief in Lenin's prophecy that one stage in the development of communist society would be war between your world and ours. But Lenin was a pre-atomic man, who viewed society and history with pre-atomic eyes. Something profound has happened since he wrote. War has changed its shape and its dimension. It cannot now be a 'stage' in the development of anything save ruin for your regime and your homeland"" (page 13). Fine condition.

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        An Illustration of Japanese Coloured Porcelain Vol 1: Imari Vol 2: Kakiemon, Kutani, Nabeshima In two volumes complete

      Kyoto: Kyoto-Shoin Co., Ltd.. Very Good. 1953. First Edition. Hardback. Two volumes, publisher's original pictorial cloth portfolios with bone clasps to spines (lacking one clasp), 8 page index to plates in each volume, 26 page Japanese text in japanese-style binding, 100 full-page colour plates in each volume, plates complete, minor rubbing to cloth, all plates clean, this is the first edition published 1953 in two volumes, reprinted in 1958 as 4 volumes, an important monograph on Japanese porcelain. ; 12" x 15" .

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        Xylon. Holzschnittzeitung. (Später: Xylon Zeitschrift). (Nr. 1 - 127).

      2 (34,5 x 49,5 cm), jew. 4 bzw. 8 Bl. (einige Nr. umfangreicher), diverse, tlw. mehrfarbige Orig.-Holzschnitte, Lose Doppelbl. in Umschlag., Frühe Nummern etwas gebräunt, einige wenig beschienen, sonst tadellos. Die internationale Vereinigung der Holzschneiderinnen und Holzschneider Xylon wurde 1953 in Zürich gegründet, um das Wirken der 1944 in Bern entstandenen schweizerischen Vereinigung Xylos auf internationaler Ebene zu erweitern. Gründungsmitglied und erster Präsident war der belgische Holzschneider Frans Masereel (1889 - 1972). Folgende wichtige Künstler haben diese Zeitschrift illustriert: Fritz Buchser, Emil Burki, HAP Grieshaber, Felix Hoffmann, Heinz Keller, Frans Masereel, Clément Moreau, Aldo Patocchi, Robert Wyss, Franz Anatol Wyss, Emil Zbinden u. v. a. Immer wieder wurde auch das Holzschnittschaffen aus anderern Ländern gezeigt, wie z. B. aus Deutschland, Österreich, Holland, Belgien, Schweden, Jugoslawien, Griechenland, Portugal, aber auch Brasilien und Moçambique etc. - Xylon dokumentiert daher auch das internationale Kunstschaffen.

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        King Conan.

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc.,, 1953. The Hyborean Age. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front cover in black, pink map endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent bright copy in the jacket with negligible creasing to tips of jacket. First edition, first printing. This collection of stories is the fourth in the Gnome Press series of Conan books. The character of Conan first appeared in 1932 in Weird Tales magazine; the renowned fantasy magazine which also published H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stories. Four of the stories collected here were published in Weird Tales between 1932 and 1935; the fifth, "The Black Stranger" was previously unpublished, it was revised by L. Sprague de Camp and published here as "The Treasure of Tranicos". Howard committed suicide in 1936 leaving two large collections of unfinished manuscripts which were reworked and published alongside his earlier work. Howard's "stories of bloody fantastic adventure remain the best in their subgenre".

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        Les derniers beaux jours

      First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête.A rare and good copy with edges preserved. Plon Paris 1953 14x19,5cm broché

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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.

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        King Conan. The Hyborean Age.

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc., 1953 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front cover in black, pink map endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent bright copy in the jacket with negligible creasing to tips of jacket. First edition, first printing. This collection of stories is the fourth in the Gnome Press series of Conan books. The character of Conan first appeared in 1932 in Weird Tales magazine; the renowned fantasy magazine which also published H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos stories. Four of the stories collected here were published in Weird Tales between 1932 and 1935; the fifth, "The Black Stranger" was previously unpublished, it was revised by L. Sprague de Camp and published here as "The Treasure of Tranicos". Howard committed suicide in 1936 leaving two large collections of unfinished manuscripts which were reworked and published alongside his earlier work. Howard's "stories of bloody fantastic adventure remain the best in their subgenre". Bleiler 856. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Seven Years in Tibet - SIGNED and with the wrap-around band

      A first edition, first printing published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1953. A very good/near fine book with a little light mottling to the front board and some spotting to the page edge and to the endpapers. Red topstain still present. SIGNED by Harrer in English and Tibetan on the front endpaper. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with some wear to the spine tips and corners. Complete with the rare wrap-around band. Most signed copies of this book offered for sale are usually Book Society or later printings - this is the true first edition, printed solely by Rupert Hart-Davis.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Bulletin de la Société Historique et Archéologique du Périgord [ Tomes XXII à XLII : années 1895 à 1915 complètes, en 125 fascicules ] Années 1895 - 1896 - 1897 - 1898 - 1899 - 1900 - 1901 - 1902 - 1903 - 1904 - 1905 - 1906 - 1907 - 1908 - 1909 - 1910 - 1911 - 1912 - 1913 - 1914 - 1915

      125 fascicules brochés, Imprimerie de la Dordogne, puis Imprimerie Ribes, Périgueux,1895 - 1896 - 1897 - 1898 - 1899 - 1900 - 1901 - 1902 - 1903 - 1904 - 1905 - 1906 - 1907 - 1908 - 1909 - 1910 - 1911 - 1912 - 1913 - 1914 - 1915, env. 8500 pp. pour l'ensemble Rare ensemble parfaitement complet pour ces 21 années suivies du Bulletin de la Société archéologique du Périgord. Etat très satisfaisant (nombreuses couv. débrochées, quelques unes manquantes, des frott. mais bon état général et très bon état intérieur global). Voir également dans notre catalogue, sous reliures, les années 1916 à 1922, et les années 1932 à 1953, en fascicules brochés, les années 1924 à 1929. Français

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        L'affaire Henri Martin

      1953. Gallimard, Paris 1953, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Testi di Michel Leiris, Jacques Prévert, Vercors, Hervé Bazin e commenti da parte di Jean-Paul Sartre. autografo firmato da Jean-Paul Sartre perdere Marchais. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Textes de Michel Leiris, Jacques Prévert, Vercors, Hervé Bazin et commentaires de Jean-Paul Sartre. Envoi autographe signé de Jean-Paul Sartre à mademoiselle Marchais.  

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        Tempo. Rivista settimanale diretta da Arturo Fanelli.

      Palazzi, 1953. 36voll., in 4°, m. tela, ogni fasc. è di ca. 80 pp. arricchito da numerose ill. Cop. originali conservate all'interno. Rilegatura pregevole ed in buono stato. Disp. :- 1953 compl. in 4 voll. - 1954 3 voll. dal n. 1 del 07/01 al n. 39 del 30/09. - 1955 2 voll., dal n. 14 del 07/04 al n. 26 del 30/06 e dal n. 40 del 06/10 al n. 52 del 29/12. - 1956 compl. in 4 voll. - 1957 3 voll., dal n. 1 del 03/01 al n. 13 del 28/03 e dal n. 27 del 04/07 al n. 52 del 26/12. - 1958, 1959, 1960 e 1961 compl., il 1958 e 1959 in 4 voll. per anno e il 1960 e 1961 in 6 voll. per anno.

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        Les Bucoliques de Virgile. Lithographies Originales en couleurs de Jacques VILLON.

      Scripta & Picta, Paris 1953 - Présentation sous forme de feuilles flottantes. XXXI + 127 (133) pages. Cette oeuvre a été écrite par Paul Valéry (1871-1945) pendant les années 1942-1944 pour la Société « Scripta et Picta » pour en faire un beau livre. Ce livre a été établi par le Docteur A. Roudinesco (Alexandre, père d'Elisabeth Roudinesco, historienne et psychanalyste). Les images ont été dessinées sur pierre en couleurs par Jacques Villon (1875-1963) qui a gravé de sa propre main chaque couleur sur une pierre différente. 320 pierres ont été utilisées. Le tirage des lithographies a été fait par Célestin sur les presses de Mourlot Frères. Le texte a été composé à la main et imprimé sur les presses de Frazier-Soye en Montparnasse. Le caractère Didot a été fondu spécialement pour cette édition par la fonderie Peignot. Il a été imprimé 245 exemplaires sur papier Vélin d'Arches numérotés en chiffres arabes. 24 exemplaires ont été tirés sur papier Japon nacré, avec une suite des lithographies en noir et en couleurs, pour les membres fondateurs de la Société, numérotés en chiffres romains. 35 suites en couleurs, ont été tirées sur papier Vélin d'Arches. Quelques exemplaires nominatifs ont été réservés aux principaux collaborateurs. Edition originale. Notre exemplaire sur Vélin d'Arches est justifié par le numéro 34. Couverture souple, lettrage et dessin gaufrés or sur le 1er plat. Sous chemise rigide, bleu, lettrage dorure sur le dos. Emboîtement assorti, rigide, env. 39.2 x 29.5 x 6.5 cm. Prévoir un éventuel supplément pour les frais de port, catégorie colis environ 4300 g avec l'emballage; nous vous renseignons volontiers. Etat : Très bon. Emboîtement : bon, petites traces. Chemise rigide : bon. Couverture souple : très bon. Intérieur : très bon. 38.5 x 29 x 5.7 cm 3550g. Chemise rigide, couverture souple [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Tanganyika (Original screenplay for the 1954 film, Van Heflin's working copy)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1953. Final Draft script for the 1954 film. Actor Van Heflin's copy. Safari guide Van Heflin is hired to hunt murderer Abel McCracken in the wilds of Africa, though the guides motives may go beyond his assigned task. Pink titled wrappers, noted as Final Screenplay on the front wrapper, dated September 24, 1953. Title page integral with the first page of the text. 147 leaves, mimeograph, with yellow carbon typescript revision pages collected at the end, dated variously between 10-3-53 and 10-10-53. Pages Fine, wrapper Fine bound with three gold brads.

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        La Dernière Fête.

      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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        Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura.

      Roma, Facolta di Architettura, Universita di Roma, 1953 - 1980. 9 volumes. Fascicules 1-156 bound in 9 gray cloth hardcovers; 35x25 cm. Many illustrations, plates, plans, some folding. Italian. - (first volumes paper sl. browned, 1 volume has a few pages with a stain) Although very good set, see picture.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Emile Kerssemakers]
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        Die Traditionen des Klosters Schäftlarn 760-1305

      München CH Beck 1953 - Quellen und Erörterungen zur Bayerischen Geschichte, Neue Folge, Band X, Erster Teil Cover mit kleinen Randläsuren, Schnitt per Hand aufgeschnitten, sonst sehr guter Zustand

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        Photograph signed

      1953. Signed. ARMSTRONG, Louis. Publicity photograph, signed. New York, Chicago, Hollywood: Associated Booking Corp. (Joe Glaser), circa 1953. Original 8 by 10 glossy brown-tone photograph. $1800.Vintage Joe Glaser publicity photo of Louis Armstrong grinningly posed before his trophy mantle, boldly signed on the verso by Armstrong and two of the All-Stars, scat-singer Velma Middleton, and jazz pianist Billy Kyle.In 1932, Satchmo hired Joe Glaser, an old friend, as his manager. In response to a decline in concert bookings and record sales in the 1940s, Glaser reacted by forming “Louis Armstrong and the All-Stars,” a jazz sextet. In this new format, Armstrong made a comeback in 1947 with his infamous Town Hall concerts and appearance at Carnegie Hall. This handsome photograph produced by Glaser is signed by Armstrong and two of his great All-Stars, Velma Middleton and Billy Kyle (who joined in 1953). Two small patches of surface loss to top margin (just touching image). Near-fine condition, signed.

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        GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953 - First Edition. Octavo, original reddish-brown cloth stamped in gold in the dust jacket, [xii], 304 pages. The author's first book, an autobiographical novel based on his teenage years as a revivalist preacher in Harlem. The book examines the role of the Christian Church in the lives of African-Americans, both as a source of repression and moral hypocrisy and as a source of inspiration and community. It also, more subtly, examines racism in the United States and touches on gay and bisexual themes that would be more prominent in his later works. Upon publication it was immediately hailed as a major treatment of black life in America and established Baldwin as the leading black novelist of his generation. The rear panel of the dust jacket includes blurbs by Ralph Ellison, Selden Rodman, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others. Dustjacket art is by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. Musty, otherwise Very Good Condition, in the scarce jacket. The jacket shows edgewear and a 1 x ½" chip to the top of the front panel as well as invisible repairs to the rear. The spine is sunned but the front panel illustration remains strong. Very Good in Good jacket. (kh-2-3) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        43 Bände. Allgemeines Lexikon der Architektur und der bildenden Künste von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. / Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts.

      VEB Seemann, Leipzig 1953 - Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künste von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart unter Mitwirkung von 300 Fachgelehrten des In- und Auslandes, herausgegeben von Dr. Ulrich Thieme und Dr. Felix Becker 37+6 Bände, Halbleder mit Goldprägung erschienen 1953 ff bei VEB Verlag Seemann Leipzig 3030 p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Four Centuries on the Pascagoula. History, Story, Legend of The Pascagoula River Country. Two Volumes.

      NP: Cyril E. Cain (1953 and 1962). - Collected and Edited by Cyril Edward Cain. Two Volumes (complete). 8vos. xii, 216 pp; 254 pp. Original blue buckram cloth bindings, Vol. I stamped in white and Vol. II in gilt. This self-published history spanning nine years between Vol. I and Vol. II is an important resource for the history and genealogy of this rich Southern region. Vol. II occasionally comes on the market but this is the first time we have encountered the first edition of Vol. I. and we can find no auction records for its previous sale. Both volumes have light cloth rubbing and a name front pastedowns else fine. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn, ABAA]
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        THE LONG GOOD-BYE

      London: Hamish Hamilton. 1953. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original purple cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous ownerÂ’s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a short closed tear to the bottom edge of the upper panel and a little creasing to the extremities. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to the front flap) and without fading of the spine. An excellent example. The true first edition, preceding the American publication of the sixth Philip Marlowe novel. One of the authorÂ’s most famous books and considered by many to be his finest. The basis of the 1973 film, directed by Robert Altman, starring Elliott Gould and Sterling Hayden. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Photograph signed

      , 1953. 1953. Signed. ARMSTRONG, Louis. Publicity photograph, signed. New York, Chicago, Hollywood: Associated Booking Corp. (Joe Glaser), circa 1953. Original 8 by 10 glossy brown-tone photograph. $1800.Vintage Joe Glaser publicity photo of Louis Armstrong grinningly posed before his trophy mantle, boldly signed on the verso by Armstrong and two of the All-Stars, scat-singer Velma Middleton, and jazz pianist Billy Kyle.In 1932, Satchmo hired Joe Glaser, an old friend, as his manager. In response to a decline in concert bookings and record sales in the 1940s, Glaser reacted by forming

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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.

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        Primates.Comparative Anatomy and Taxonomy. A Monograph in 8 volumes. Vol I: Strepsirhini, Vol II: Hapolorhini: Tarsioidea, Vol III: Pithecoidea: Platyrrhini: Hapalidae, Vol IV: Cebidae, Part A, Vol V: Cebidae,Part B, Vol VI: Catarrhini: Cercopithecoidea, Cercopithecinae, Vol. VII: Cynopithecinae: Cercocebus, Macaca, Cynopithecus, Vol .VIII: Cynopithecinae: Papio, Mandrillus, Theropithecus .

      Edinburgh, University Press, 1953 - 1970. first edition 798pp., 347pp., 354pp., 523pp., 537pp., 757pp., 934pp., 671pp.; Gr.-8°, Hardbound goldingrave on spine, Library copies, hence library stamps on the fly leafs and the title pages , libray lables on the book spines (exept Vol II:) The volumes contain several maps and plats, apart from that all eight volumes in good condition Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        The Marilyn Monroe Story.

      New York; Rudolph Field. 1953. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's bright yellow paper coloured boards with some exciting offsetting from the dustwrapper. Titled in red to front board. A fine copy were it not for the discolouration. Sharp and tight. In a very good indeed priceclipped dustwrapper with minor edgewear and slight sunning to spine panel. Scarce in hardback this is the first official book on Miss Monroe, and contains a number of "Personality Photos" many of which prove that she had considerable quantities of personality. Quite a charming object, scarce in this format.

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        The Costumes of Chios

      

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

      first edition. Binding to bradel full black paper with decorative patterns, smooth spine part in long black morocco, preserved covers, binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Signed autograph of Maurice Merleau-Ponty Professor Georges Blin and his wife. Beautiful and rare copy pleasantly established. Collège de France Paris 1953 16,5x25cm relié

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        Aperture: No. 1 - 4, First Four Issues

      Aperture, San Francisco, CA 1953 - Thin octavo. 6.25 x 9.5 in. 29 pp; 33 pp; 33 pp; 43 pp. Each issue is illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of photographs. The original first four issues of the quarterly photography magazine, Aperture. Included are photos and essays by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Minor White, Bennie Chinn, Reva Brooks, etc. Near fine in original pictorial stapled wrappers, mildly rubbed at covers and along spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research,

       1953. Volume XXXI/1953 - 79/2001 No. 317 (165 Bände), London, Selbstverlag, 1953 ff., Jahrgänge XXXI/1953-XXXVIX/1961 in Halbleinenordnern der Zeit gebunden, ab Jahrgang XL/1962 je 4 Hefte in einem Sammelordner, ab Jahrgang LIV/1976 No. 217 Hefte einzeln, Dazu: 1 Tafelband, Specialpublications No. 7-11, 14, Zustand 2 ZUSAMMEN: Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        L'arrache-coeur

      First edition, review copy. Rare autograph signed by Boris Vian to Marc Bernard. Foreword by Raymond Queneau. Rare copy and pleasant. Vrille Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

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        Love Among the Ruins

      1953. First Edition . Signed. WAUGH, Evelyn. Love Among the Ruins. A Romance of the Near Future. London: Chapman & Hall, 1953. Slim octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth, uncut, original glassine. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and half morocco slipcase. $3900.Signed limited first edition, presentation copy, number 241 of only 350 copies, additionally inscribed by Waugh to his friend and the Director of Publications and Exhibitions at the MoMA: “For Monroe Wheeler with kind memories of Ceylon from Evelyn Waugh.”""Love Among the Ruins is a nasty little tale set in a dystopia of the near future, interesting… as a reflection of the author's prejudices, his hatred of 'progress,' of politicians, psychoanalysis, abstract art, functional architecture, and all branches of the Welfare State"" (Hastings, 553). Published the same year as the first trade edition. This copy is inscribed to Monroe Wheeler, the Director of Publications and Exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Wheeler was elected a Trustee of the Museum in 1944 and was appointed to various other high-profile internal positions at MoMA from which he had a profound influence on areas including education, exhibitions, the library, and management. Wheeler, due to both his career and personal interests, focused on strengthening the publications program and MoMA became known internationally for its outstanding monographs and exhibitions catalogues. MoMA became a leader in visual art books in all areas, from design to reproductions to scholarship. Wheeler was not just the force behind these changes but was also at the forefront as an author of many of these works. His work on exhibitions was equally respected and his exhibitions such as Cezanne to Miro and Turner, for example, continue to set the standard. Wheeler was well-known internationally in the arts and literary world and had many close associates, including some of the great luminaries of his day. His lifelong romantic partnership with Glenway Westcott brought him into the Paris expatriate literary circle alongside Gertrude Stein and Hemingway. One of his closest literary friends was Evelyn Waugh, who he met in Ceylon, where Waugh had decided to travel to escape the dreary English winter and to get well (his health was deteriorating due to drug dependency). Unfortunately, he began to suffer auditory hallucinations. His letters written from the ship headed toward Ceylon described ""other passengers whispering about [him]"" and he claimed to be hearing the voice of a BBC radio personality named Stephen Black who had recently interviewed him. Alarmed friends made plans to retrieve Waugh, but, by the time those were settled, Waugh had already left for England, convinced that he was possessed by devils. When he was finally examined by a doctor, the diagnosis was bromine poisoning from his involvement in drugs. Modern physicians have also speculated that alcohol-related psychosis may have been to blame. On July 5, 1954, after he recovered, Waugh sent a letter to Wheeler (currently at Yale) thanking Wheeler for ""[his] many kindnesses in Ceylon—the 4 Roses Whisky, the sleeping pill, and [his] gay company."" In 1957, Waugh wrote The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, in which he placed a light veneer of fiction over his Ceylon trip and the hallucinations he experienced. It remains one of his most popular works. From the Wheeler collection, with Wheeler's bookplate.Only slight wear to rare glassine. Book fine with exceptional provenance and a wonderful inscription.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Everest Expedition 1953: A small album of photographs presented by Tom Bourdillon to his father.

      1953 - 8vo. A purpose-made thick brown paper album, type-written paper label to upper cover, 8pp., containing 4 monochrome photographs with typed captions, paper label pasted to verso of final leaf inscribed in ink ‘With many thanks for your work on oxygen apparatus Tom Bourdillon 25/2/53’; together with, loosely inserted:The Order of Service for the memorial mass for Bourdillon and Richard Merriam Viney held at St. Mary’s Aylesbury, 15th September 1956. 4pp., tear to spine; loosely containing also 3 photographs showing the churchyard in which Bourdillon and Viney were laid to rest and a mimeographed type-written sheet concerning the ‘Bourdillon Memorial Fund’.A unique and personal collection. Bourdillon joined Shipton on the 1951 Everest Reconnaissance and also accompanied the 1952 Cho Oyu training expedition. He trained as a physicist and with his father developed the closed-circuit oxygen apparatus used on the 1953 expedition. On the 26th May, 1953, Bourdillon with Charles Evans made the first and unsuccessful attempt on Everest’s summit. 3 years later, on July 29th 1956, Bourdillon and his climbing partner Dick Viney were killed on the ascent of the East Buttress of the J.gihorn in the Bernese Oberland. The present photograph album contains 4 images: the gateway to Thyangboche, the top of the Cwm icefall, a panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, and a person modelling the closed-circuit oxygen set. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerald W. Cloud Rare Books]
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        Warleggan. A Novel of Cornwall 1792-1793.

      8vo. Original maroon cloth lettered in gilt to spine, map endpapers, protected by the pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii], 9-351 + [i]; a very good clean copy with slight bubbling to lower joint and one or two fox-speckles to edges of book block, internally fine, protected by an attractive, price-clipped dustwrapper with light dust-soiling, rubbing to folds and joints, tiny chipping to head of spine and corners, one tiny hole to fore-edge of upper panel, and an unobtrusive closed tear to bottom edge of lower panel (20mm), with small tape tabs to the reverse; very scarce. First edition of the fourth title in the Poldark series. The book is complete in itself but continues the saga of Ross and Demelza Poldark, whose marriage at this period is eventful and stormy, rocked by "the collisions of two strong and vigorous temperaments". No copies of the first edition (nor any early editions) located in commerce at the time of cataloguing.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        L'arrache-coeur

      Vrille 1953 - - Vrille, Paris 1953, 12x19cm, broch

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Fine chair that was designed and made for use at the Coronation, (b.1926, Queen of Great Britain)]

      1953 - with a Limed English Oak frame, covered on the seat and back with blue velvet, which was specially commissioned for the event, with a fine embroidered "ER II" in gilt thread with a gilt and red crown above on the back, under the seat the wood is stamped "ER II (Crown) Coronation", Westminster Abbey, 2nd June small hole in the seat neatly repaired W. Hands and Sons Ltd., a furniture make in High Wycombe were commissioned to make the chairs for Peers and Peeresses. The blue velvet upholstery was made at Listers Mills in Bradford, Yorshire. After the ceremony those who had occupied the chairs were given the opportunity to buy them. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH Signed by Saul Bellow

      New York: Viking Press, 1953. [vi], 536 pages of text. Hardcover binding with minor spotting to the spine, and minimal shelfwear. The unclipped dustjacket has numerous small chips, tears and creases to the edges, and is moderately soiled and shelfworn; protected in archival mylar. First state dustjacket with Short Novels of John Steinbeck advertised on the inner rear flap, and without any other reviews. Signed "Saul Bellow" on the front endpaper with no further inscription. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition/Very good- condition (DJ). Octavo (8vo).

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        Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research

      Volume XXXI/1953 - 79/2001 No. 317 (165 Bände), London, Selbstverlag, 1953 ff., Jahrgänge XXXI/1953-XXXVIX/1961 in Halbleinenordnern der Zeit gebunden, ab Jahrgang XL/1962 je 4 Hefte in einem Sammelordner, ab Jahrgang LIV/1976 No. 217 Hefte einzeln, Dazu: 1 Tafelband, Specialpublications No. 7-11, 14, Zustand 2 ZUSAMMEN

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        12 leaves from: Statuta synodalia herbipolensia].[Würzburg, Georg Reyser, ca. 1486]. Folio. Printed in red and black in rotunda type (32 lines; printed area: 18 x 12 cm; type: 112a). With illustrations cut from 19th- or 20th-century reproductions of early woodcuts (ca. 21 x 14 cm) pasted on the front (Annunciation) and back pastedown (Christophorus, with the year "cccc xx tercio"). Later bound in two leaves from a 13th-century vellum theological manuscript, rubricated and decorated with alternating red and blue initials with penwork.

      - Cf. BMC II, 572; Goff S-741; Hain 15036; Hubay, Inc. Universitätsbibl. Würzburg, 1953; ISTC is00741000. Interesting example of the study of early printing in 19th-century England. The 12 leaves come from the library of the 19th-century collector Dr C. Inglis, whose father boasted an impressive collection of early printed books. Inglis believed that the leaves came from an unknown work titled De vita et honestate clericorum ex consilio Moguntinum, printed in 1453 by Gerhardus Episcopus. Tipped in is a letter to Inglis by the well-known bibliographer William Blades discussing this matter. Although the text opens with "De Vita et honestate clericorum ex consilio Maguntinensis Gerhardi Archiepiscipi", it was in fact part of Statuta synodalia herbipolensia, printed at Würzburg by Georg Reyser in ca. 1486. The first 6 leaves are [2]-[d]7 and the final 6 leaves are quire [g].With owner's inscription of Sir Edward Coates, bookplate with initials "CC" (Clifford Coates), the bookplate of Dr. C. Inglis, and some annotations on front pastedown; an autograph letter signed by Wiliam Blades to C. Inglis tipped to flyleaf. 12 well-preserved leaves.

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        L'affaire Henri Martin

      Edition of wich no leading copies exists.Contributions by Hervé Bazin, Michel Leiris, Jacques Prévert, Vercors ...Comment by Jean-Paul Sartre.Signed autograph of Jean-Paul Sartre Paul Aveline and his wife.Nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1953 14x20,5cm broché

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        The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice.

      New York, NY: New Directions [James Laughlin], 1953. FIRST US EDITION. Octavo, pp. xvi, 299. In publisher's green cloth with black titles to spine. With original pictorial dust jacket designed by Andy Warhol.Top 5mm of jacket trimmed, with additional chips to both edges. Very good overall, being a fine book in a fair jacket. Unpublished due to libel threats, then lost since Rolfe's death, 'The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole' was first published posthumously in 1934.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Oesterreich. Gedichte. (Geschrieben 1944 - 1945 in England. Gewidmet dem Andenken Stefan Brills).

      31 + 1 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. EA. WG II 2. Mit eighd. Widmung, dat. 1953. Fried, der diese Gedichte bereits 1944 - 1945 in England geschrieben hatte, widmete diesen Band einem Freund, mit der Bemerkung: "z.B. zu S. 13 [der Gedichtsammlung]: (An Österreich) Daß ich nicht mit der Bahn fahren sondern fliegen könnte, dachte ich nicht. Bin erst Anfang März dieses Jahres zum ersten Mal im Leben geflogen - nach Berlin, nicht nach Wien." - Seltenes Dokument aus Frieds frühem Werk.

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        Parabler. Tegninger af Knud Mühlhausen.

      Gyldendal, København 1953. 153 sider. Indbundet ubeskåret med orig. omslag i et helbind af rødbrunt gedeskind opbygget som tredimensional bogskulptur med parabelformede fløj, der hæver sig 5 centimeter fra hver perm. Med rygtitel i guld og enkle blindprægede ornamenter. I bogæske udført af pap overtrukket med ufarvet lærred med rygtitel i samme rødbrune skind (V. Asholt). Kernen i dette yderst originalt tænkte og dygtigt udført skulpturelle bind er Harald Kiddes bog, som rent faktisk læses.

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