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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

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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).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        A Time To Keep Silence.

      London: Queen Anne Press 1953. True First Edition, limited to 500 copies of which this is number 422. This copy additionally SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR via bookplate to pastedown. Slim octavo, pp.cvii; 92; [1], imprint. With colour frontispiece and other designs by Robert Harling. Bound in black buckram with publisher's monogram blocked in gilt to covers, red morocco title label to spine, top edge tinted red, others untrimmed. A lightly used copy with a little shefwear, associated news-clipping affixed to flyleaf. Very good. A chronicle of the acclaimed travel writer's visits to a number of monastries across Europe; it was published under the stewardship of Ian Fleming, whose first James Bond novel appeared two months later. The suave secret agent was based in part on Patrick Leigh Fermor. The Works of Patrick Leigh Fermor featured in The Guardian's 'Greatest Travel Book' Selection [2011]. Gilbert.

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        Andy Warhol boldly signed self portrait postcard, in a highly reflective profile

      n.p., n.d.. 3.75" x 5.75". "A stunning 3.75"" x 5.75"" postcard of Andy Warhol's reflective self portrait rendered in more stark black and white with a splash of blue. Boldly signed by Warhol as ""Andy Warhol"" in black ink along the bottom. Image was from an unknown edition of a color offset lithograph, taking from a photograph by Leen Alting (Dutch 1953-2009). Image copyright © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.A fantastic relatively scarce and lesser known image of Warhol, with a crisp bold signature rendered in black felt tip. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Guide (Mandril)

      Philadelphia 1953 - 14,5 x 22 cm 96 Seiten 200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Le questionnaire

      First edition of the French translation, one advance (service de presse) copy.Rare autograph inscription from Ernst von Salomon to Monsieur Didier.Spine slightly sunned as usual.  Gallimard Paris 1953 14,5x20,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ORIGINAL COLOR PAINTING FOR CHARLES WILLEFORD'S 1955 PAPERBACK ORIGINAL TITLE "PICK-UP"

      N. P.: Original Cover artwork by Frank Uppwall, 1953., 1953. First edition. Original artwork by Frank Uppwall (1900 - ), rendered in oil on art board. A single sheet measuring 24" x 36 3/4," dry mounted to an art board for an overall size of 27" x 40." Signed by the artist at the lower center of the painting. This painting is not framed and is in fine condition. This is a colorful and stunning cover painting for Charles Willeford's "Pick-Up," his second book issued as a paperback original by Beacon in 1955. A nihilistic early novel following "the pilgrimage of two lost and self-destructive lovers through the depths of San Francisco, from cheap bars and rooming houses to psychiatric clinics and police stations" (Polito, Robert (editor) Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s, Library of America). Though the image at the far right of the painting is the most recognizable, the artwork first saw publication as the wrap-around cover art for George Weller's "Highway Episode" published by Royal Giant # 21 in 1953. Upwall's painting ranks among the earliest original artwork for a Willeford novel of which we are aware. Included with this original artwork are first edition copies of "Pick-Up" (in fine condition) and "Highway Episode" (in very good condition). The artwork is in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        The Overloaded Ark - SIGNED by the Author

      Faber, 1953 A first edition, first printing published by Faber in association with the Book Society in 1953. A near fine book SIGNED without dedication to the front endpaper. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light wear to the head of the spine and little to the corners. Signed copies of the author's book are rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        La Revista del Vigia. diseno y dibuyjos especialemente realizados paraesta edicion pr Rolando Estévez.

      30 x 24 cm. 107 numbered leaves and 3 nn leaves with typescripted text and illustrations and 7 green leaflets included. Complete. Handbound, sewn, glued and original illustrated brochure. Wrapped in a unique paper binding. Very good condition. Rare and limited artist book of a short , here # 20 of 200, illustrated and coloured by hand by Rolando Estévez Jordan , born 1953. In 1985, Estévez and poet Alfredo Zaldívar founded Ediciones Vigía, a small publishing house specializing in handmade books of works by Cuban and international writers. Since that time, he has served as its principal designer and artist. As such, Estévez has designed the majority of its publications and also trained other Ediciones Vigía designers. His original creative work has come to define Vigias style. The Cuban publishing house has been active since 1985.

      [Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K.]
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        UGETSU (1953)

      Daiei Studios 1953 - Vintage original 39 x 27" (97 x 67 cm.) poster, Japan. Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, dir: Kenji Mizoguchi; Daiei Studios. One of the finest and rarest of posters of classic Japanese cinema. The film tells the story of the struggles of the people during the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. The original complete title Ugetsu Monogatari roughly translates as "Tales of the Moon and Rain". This poster does not appear to have been used and, though originally tri-folded, it has been stored rolled. There are spots of soiling in the background area between the two prominent characters, otherwise it is very clean and a wonderful design. ABOUT FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Centralblatt (Zentralblatt) für Bibliothekswesen, 1. Jg. (1884) - 67. Jg. (1953)

      Leipzig, Otto Harassowitz, 1883 - 1953. - Angeboten werden die Jahrgänge 1 (1884) bis 57 (1953). Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; Buchdeckel mit mehrfarbigen Marmorbezügen und Leinenecken; Einbandart mehrfach wechselnd, die Kriegs- und Nachkriegsjahrgänge 1942, 1943/ 44 und 1947 ohne Goldprägung. Die Bände entstammen der Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen und sind teilweise mit deren Stempel versehen. Sie tragen - bis auf wenige Ausnahmen - keine äußeren Bibliotheksschilder. Einschlägige, facettenreiche Zeitschrift nicht nur über das Bibliothekswesen, sondern über das Buchwesen in seiner gesamten thematischen und kulturellen Vielfalt. Enthalten sind auch zahlreiche bibliographische Artikel sowie Literaturberichte. Die Bände mit einigen Illustrationen sowie zahlreichen, teils ausfaltbaren Tabellen und Tafeln. Alle Bände in gutem, solidem Zustand. Geschlossene Reihe dieser einschlägigen Zeitschrift, die wie kaum eine andere die Kulturgeschichte des Buches reflektiert. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        After the Funeral Signed Agatha Christie

      UK: Collins Crime Club, 1953. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. After the Funeral Signed by Agatha Christie First Edition Collins Crime Club 1953. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Light offsetting to endpapers. Covers near fine in a VG+ dust jacket with a small notch to tail of spine, not price clipped. SIGNED by Agatha Christie without inscription directly to fep.

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        THE PARROTS, THE COMPLETE PLATES & Fine Bird Books 1700-1900

      London and New York: Taschen and Collins and Van Nostrand,, 1953. Copyright date is 1953 Limited Signed Editions With the Original Prints. TWO DIFFERENT ITEMS Edward Lear. Published by Taschen. This copy used for printing by Arader Galleries, New York. Measuring 19 1/4 by 13. Together with Fine Bird Books 1700-1900?. By Sacheverell, Sitwell, Handasyde Buchanan and James Fisher. Published by Collins and Van Nostrand, London and New York. 1953. Signed by the authors. Book number 264. Measuring 19 1/4? by 13. Text, illustrations and prints are bright and clean, Bindings are secure, A solid collectible set of Limited, Signe Books and Prints.. Signed by Authors. Limited Signed Editions. Hardcover. near Fine/near Fine. Illus. by Edward Lear, . 19 1/4 by 13. Collectible & Signed, Limited.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Domaine public

      First edition, one of 85 numbered copies on pur fil paper, this one of 10 hors commerce lettered copies, the tirage de tête.This copy is lettered "f", specially printed for Raymond Queneau.Handsome autograph inscription signed and dated by Youki Desnos to Raymond and Janine Queneau : "... La rue Lacretelle - le gras double du petit déjeûner...[...Rue Lacretelle - the double pleasures of breakfast...]", also with an inscription by René Bertelé : "... avec l'hommage bien amical du copiste...[with the copyist's best wishes]."A very good copy. Gallimard Paris 1953 14,5x19,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Stronghold.

      London: Secker & Warburg,, 1953. An Account of the Four Seasons in the White Mountains of Crete. With photographs by Daphne Bath. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece, 6 plates with 17 photographic reproductions. Jacket by John Craxton. Spine rolled, light rubbing to ends, production fault 1 cm untrimmed edge of leaf pp. 241-242, an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with browned spine and nicks to edges, small chip to foot of rear flap fold. First edition, first printing. Fielding, who was based as an intelligence officer in Crete from January to August 1942 and from November 1942 to January 1944, "described the White Mountains in Crete with vivacity and skill" (ODNB). The photographs in this work were taken by the socialite and author Daphne Thynne, marchioness of Bath, whom Fielding married in 1953. In 1947 Craxton made his first visit to Crete, the island he was to make his home from 1960, where he "captured the vivacity of the local characters, often concentrating on portraits with geometric facets of light outlines", as can be seen in the design of this dust jacket (ODNB). With a Christmas gift inscription to the head of the front free endpaper, "Ian Bancroft: from Gordon & Phyl: 25: xii: 57", possibly the senior civil servant Ian Bancroft who served with the Rifle Brigade in France from 1942 to 1943. Uncommon commercially, listed only once at auction.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La dévotion à la Croix

      - Nrf, Paris 1953, 11x16,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese di Albert Camus, a copie numerate su Alfama. Torna un po 'passato molto piccolo margine di piega traccia nel primo piatto, altrimenti molto buona copia. Precious autografo firmato da Albert Camus "A (Eugene) Clairin, queste immagini soprannaturali, con l'amicizia terrena Albert Camus". - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Albert Camus, un des exemplaires numérotés sur Alfama. Dos très légèrement passé et infime trace de pliure en marge du premier plat, sinon très bel exemplaire. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Albert Camus "A (Eugène) Clairin, ces images surnaturelles, avec la terrestre amitié d'Albert Camus."

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Long Good-Bye (The Long Goodbye)

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953. First Edition. hardcover. A fine copy in a VG+ Dust Jacket with several short, closed tears and light wear at spine extremities. Jacket is not price-clipped. Precedes the American edition The sixth Philip Marlowe mystery. Edgar winner

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        Madeline's Rescue (Caldecott Medal)

      Viking, New York 1953 - Red pictorial cloth with mild shelf wear; color illustrated dust jacket with light edge wear, small repair to rear panel, original price intact ($3.00), NO award seal. Madeline is saved from drowning by a dog who then returns with the girls and Miss Clavel. Wouldn't you know it, the dog will need the help of Madeline and her friends very soon after. Awarded the Caldecott Medal for 1954. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: E. M. Maurice Books, ABAA]
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        Invisible Man - Original first UK edition

      Gollancz, 1953 A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1953. A very good book with some spotting to the page edges encroaching a little on the edges of the pages and some light spotting to the prelims. Gilt on the spine is very bright indeed. In a very good+ (or better) wrapper which is unclipped and has a small neat archival repair to the head of the spine. A nice copy of a rare novel in the iconic Gollancz wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Casino Royale.

      8vo., original cloth with supplied dust wrapper. Wrapper with just a little chipping and creasing, back panel a little dusty, otherwise a very good copy. Second impression, printed the month after the first edition. Inscribed by Ian Fleming to Fleur Cowles, "Fleur from Ian 1953". How well Fleur Cowles knew Ian Fleming is not immediately clear. Certainly they moved in similar social circles in both New York and London, Fleming often staying in New York on his way to and from his home in Jamaica. They also both had a background in journalism; both writing for holiday and leisure magazines, with the New Yorker Fleur Cowles editing 'Look', 'Flair' and 'Quick' magazines. A direct connection relating specifically to the writing of the James Bond books can however be found in Fleming's correspondence. In 1954 Fleming wrote to Fleur Cowles in New York to promote his second novel Live and Let Die. "Here is the second volume of my collected works and you were so sweet about giving Casino Royale a fine send off in Look that I wonder if you would continue to make my fame and fortune by passing Live and Let Die with your blessing, to the Literary Editor. If not, I should be proud to have the book go into that very handsome waste paper basket of yours." Intriguingly we have not found a copy of Live and Let Die in Fleur Cowles's library.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Stronghold. An Account of the Four Seasons in the White Mountains of Crete. With photographs by Daphne Bath.

      London: Secker & Warburg, 1953 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, light rubbing to ends, production fault 1 cm untrimmed edge of leaf pp. 241-242, an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with browned spine and nicks to edges, small chip to foot of rear flap fold. Photographic frontispiece, 6 plates with 17 photographic reproductions. Jacket by John Craxton. First edition, first printing. Fielding, who was based as an intelligence officer in Crete from January to August 1942 and from November 1942 to January 1944, "described the White Mountains in Crete with vivacity and skill" (ODNB). The photographs in this work were taken by the socialite and author Daphne Thynne, marchioness of Bath, whom Fielding married in 1953. In 1947 Craxton made his first visit to Crete, the island he was to make his home from 1960, where he "captured the vivacity of the local characters, often concentrating on portraits with geometric facets of light outlines", as can be seen in the design of this dust jacket (ODNB). With a Christmas gift inscription to the head of the front free endpaper, "Ian Bancroft: from Gordon & Phyl: 25: xii: 57", possibly the senior civil servant Ian Bancroft who served with the Rifle Brigade in France from 1942 to 1943. Uncommon commercially, listed only once at auction. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Sexual Behavior in the Human Female

      Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1953. First Edition. Good. Signed. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by all four of the research associates and principal contributors, Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, Clyde E. Martin and Paul H. Gebhard. About Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Staining to cloth, edge of page block and margins of early pages, pages toned, light marking to top edge of page block, cloth lightly rubbed at corners and spine ends. Perhaps the most famous study on human sexuality to this day. Uncommon signed by any of the major contributors, let alone all four.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Lucky Jim - with the rare wrap-around band

      Gollancz, 1953 A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1953. A very good+ book with a small gift inscription to the ffep. Some browning to the spine. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine tips and corners. Complete with the wrap-around band declaring 'winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 1955'. Rare with the band.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        What about Wine? All the Answers by André L. Simon.

      8vo., original cloth lettered in gilt on spine with gilt block on upper board, with dust wrapper. Illustrated with wood engravings by David Gentleman and black and white photographs. A little light browning to half-title and a sprinkling of spotting to p. 45 otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Boldy signed by Simon on front-free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Le Voyage de la Nouvelle Incomprise.

      Paris: Editions Ozanne, 1953. Quarto, colour illustrations and line drawings throughout, text printed in script; in the original paper vellum boards, gilt stamped, with small vignette of a penguin & a polar bear on front board, with colour pictorial dustjacket. A fictional work of a voyage to Antarctica, with humorous illustrations in cartoon style by the author. Dust-jacket slightly chipped, a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Snug and the Chimney-Sweeper - Little Brown Mouse Book #8 (Eight)

      London: Heinemann. Hardcover. 69 pages. Unmarked book bears moderate wear with backstrip, hinges and binding intact. Mild foxing to text edges. Price-clipped dust jacket bears above-average wear with a half-inch hole to back panel, small chips from some corners, a few spots of foxing primarily upon flaps, and several closed tears under one inch in length. Photo of dust jacket available upon request. . Good. 1953. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Les poulpes

      First edition, one of 89 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.Spine slighlty sunned.A good and rare copy. Gallimard Paris 1953 14x21cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953

      First edition on ordinary paper. Handsome, fine autograph inscription signed by Albert Camus : "à Albert Béguin qui trouvera ici les raisons de mes désaccords avec Esprit, avec mon bien cordial souvenir...[to Albert Bégiun who will find here the reasons for my disagreements with the Spirit, in friendly remembrance...]"A little light spotting primarily to upper cover and ffep. Retaining its advertising notice, entitled "Lettres sur la révolte".% Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La dévotion à la Croix

      First edition of the translation and adaptation established by French Albert Camus, one of the numbered copies on Alfa paper.Binding half ...Signed autograph Albert Camus Jean Gillibert. Gallimard Paris 1953 10,5x16,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les esprits

      first edition of the theatrical adaptation established by Albert Camus, one of the review copies service.Precious autograph signed by Albert Camus to his close friend Andre Belamich ... Gallimard Paris 1953 10,5x16,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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