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        TROPIC OF CAPRICORN

      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.

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        GALATEA.

      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. .

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        Maclean's, Canada's National Magazine, June 15, 1953 - Dr. Evan Shute, Dr. Wilfred Shute - Vitamin E Pioneers

      Maclean Hunter, Canada 1953 - 92 pages. Features: Nice colour ad for the 1953 Ford Customline Fordor Sedan; Magnificent full-page photo ad for Allis-Chalmers Tractor Division features Montreal's Miron & Freres Ltd. using an HD-20G, the world's largest tractor shovel with a 4-yard bucket; Very colourful full-page ad for BA service stations; Great colour photo full-page ad for the General Electric Twin-System refrigerator; The fight over Vitamin E - a bonus length feature on how Dr. Evan Shute and Dr. Wilfred Shute claim to be using Vitamin E to improve major health problems of their patients - with photos; Response to the Vitamin E article by the Canadian Medical Association; The corpse that hoaxed the Axis - Part One of the amazing story of how "Major Bill Martin" was part of a British Secret Service plot to mislead the Nazis into thinking the Allies would invade Sardinia, not Sicily; Anna had to be a clown - Claudia Anna Russell-Brown is a funny lady! - with large photo; The Duke of Edinburgh - the man behind the Queen - part 7 and final instalment of series "The Family in the Palace"; Can the West Stand Peace? - will Malenkov's peace offensive increase the danger of a slump and turn it into a propaganda victory for the Communists?; Louis Hemon - Vagabond Genius - article with photos; The Strange Death of Daddy Daniels (fiction); Henry Morgan and Company Limited, of Montreal, are the holdest and most courtly department store keepersin Canada - article with great photos; Never tell a woman anything (humour); The fastest man on four legs - Horse Jockey Johnny Longden - article with photos; Colour ad for the Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Door Sedan; Nice vintage colur ad for Cycla-matic Frigidaire refrigerators; Nice full-page two-colour ad for 1953 GMC trucks; Electrohome television and radio ad; Excellent colour photo Caterpillar ad inside back cover shows 1953 scraper in action plus a rare 1923 photo of a tractor pulling a scraper which is loading a horse-drawn wagon with earth; Great Coke ad on back cover shows smiling woman at gas station; and more. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A quality vintage copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        GALATEA.

      Alfred A. Knopf,, New York: 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Maclean's, Canada's National Magazine, June 15, 1953 - Dr. Evan Shute, Dr. Wilfred Shute - Vitamin E Pioneers

      Canada: Maclean Hunter. Paperback. 92 pages. Features: Nice colour ad for the 1953 Ford Customline Fordor Sedan; Magnificent full-page photo ad for Allis-Chalmers Tractor Division features Montreal's Miron & Freres Ltd. using an HD-20G, the world's largest tractor shovel with a 4-yard bucket; Very colourful full-page ad for BA service stations; Great colour photo full-page ad for the General Electric Twin-System refrigerator; The fight over Vitamin E - a bonus length feature on how Dr. Evan Shute and Dr. Wilfred Shute claim to be using Vitamin E to improve major health problems of their patients - with photos; Response to the Vitamin E article by the Canadian Medical Association; The corpse that hoaxed the Axis - Part One of the amazing story of how "Major Bill Martin" was part of a British Secret Service plot to mislead the Nazis into thinking the Allies would invade Sardinia, not Sicily; Anna had to be a clown - Claudia Anna Russell-Brown is a funny lady! - with large photo; The Duke of Edinburgh - the man behind the Queen - part 7 and final instalment of series "The Family in the Palace"; Can the West Stand Peace? - will Malenkov's peace offensive increase the danger of a slump and turn it into a propaganda victory for the Communists?; Louis Hemon - Vagabond Genius - article with photos; The Strange Death of Daddy Daniels (fiction); Henry Morgan and Company Limited, of Montreal, are the holdest and most courtly department store keepersin Canada - article with great photos; Never tell a woman anything (humour); The fastest man on four legs - Horse Jockey Johnny Longden - article with photos; Colour ad for the Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Door Sedan; Nice vintage colur ad for Cycla-matic Frigidaire refrigerators; Nice full-page two-colour ad for 1953 GMC trucks; Electrohome television and radio ad; Excellent colour photo Caterpillar ad inside back cover shows 1953 scraper in action plus a rare 1923 photo of a tractor pulling a scraper which is loading a horse-drawn wagon with earth; Great Coke ad on back cover shows smiling woman at gas station; and more. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A quality vintage copy. . Good. 1953. First Edition.

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

      [No place]: Ladies' Home Journal, [1953]. [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. .

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        Contract signed

      1953. Signed. MONROE, Marilyn. Contract signed. Hollywood, CA: 1953. Four pages of 8-1/2 by 11-inch onion skin paper. $14,500.Important four-page recording contract between Marilyn Monroe and RCA Victor. It specifically discusses the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, in which she sang the famous song ""Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend""; the contract defers to Twentieth Century-Fox for all movie-related songs.In 1953, Marilyn Monroe moved to the status legend. A few years earlier, she had signed a seven-year deal with Twentieth Century-Fox, but her stardom wasn't secure until the 1953 release of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. That mid-summer release, with its immediate box office acclaim, served as the momentum for her signing this singing contract with RCA Victor. The four-page document, drafted under the corporation's letterhead, provides for a two-year deal commencing in late 1953, with no mention in the agreement about Monroe's compensation except her cut of the resultant royalties. The contract required Monroe to record not fewer that ""16 sides,"" which can be interpreted to mean single songs on two sides of a 45 or 78 r.p.m. glass or vinyl discs. The text of the contract makes frequent reference to Twentieth Century-Fox, to whom Marilyn owed her primary fealty, and to whom RCA Victor respectfully deferred. Songs that were used to fulfill this contract included songs from Monroe's two 1954 films, River of No Return and There's No Business Like Show Business. Each of the four pages bears two punched holes at the top margins for hardbound filing; each has two pieces of period-applied white tape at the upper margins; and all four pages bear staple holes in the lower left and upper left corners. Throughout, the carbon copy text is legible, with some editions added in typewriter. and executed with no typos. Page four is signed by Monroe, Emanuel Sacks of RCA Victor, and Joseph Schenck of Twentieth Century-Fox. An important entertainment contract in fine condition.

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        High Priest of California [bound with] Wild Wives

      (New York): Beacon, (1953). (New York): Beacon. (1953). First. First edition. Paperback original. A beautiful, fine copy in wrappers as issued. A superb copy of this softcore but hardboiled novella about a sex cult in California that shows curious prescience. Also includes a second novella by Willeford (whose name is misspelled as "Williford" on the cover). .

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        The Brand Book of the Wyoming Westerners

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

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        The Limerick, 1700 Examples, with Notes Variants and Index

      Paris: Les Hautes Etudes, 1953. First edition. 1 vols. 4to. Original wrappers. Slight tear at head of spine, else a very nice copy. First edition. 1 vols. 4to.

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        World Geo-Graphic Atlas: A Composite of Man's Environment

      Container Corporation Of America, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Chicago: Container Corporation Of America, 1953. 1953 edition. Hardcover. 368 pp. Near fine, in a very good slipcase. Spine just a touch sunned. Slipcase worn and rubbed with creasing. Burlap covered boards with gilt stamped title and gilt fore edges. Clean, unmarked text with numerous full-color maps.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        San Francesco.

      1953. Clichet originale per xilografia di cm. 19,5 x 16. Firma in basso.

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        The Long Good-Bye

      Hamish Hamilton, London 1953 - Burgundy cloth, silver gilt titling. Offset to endpages, light foxing mostly to text block edges. Bookstore stamp to ffep. Price-clipped jacket in mylar has edgewear, rubbing along spine, tiny hole to front panel, light soil. It has had two tiny holes on front panel nearly invisibly repaired. First U. K. Edition which precedes U. S. Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SCIENCE FICTION CARNIVAL: FUN IN SCIENCE-FICTION

      Shasta Publishers [1953]., Chicago - Octavo, cloth-backed boards. Second printing (so marked on copyright page). One of an undetermined number of subscriber's copies with front free endpaper signed by Brown and Reynolds. The second printing is the only printing of this anthology to have the signed front endpaper bound in. Authorities differ on number of copies so issued, but the quantity appears to have been small as this book is rarely encountered with the editor's signatures on the endpaper. According to Chalker and Owings, The Science-Fantasy Publishers (1991), pp. 398-99, the first printing was 3500 copies and this second printing numbered 2500 copies, of which 300 had the signed endpaper. Chalker and Owings incorrectly state that the "second printing notice" was "tipped in." Actually it is a "true" endpaper and conjugate with the front paste-down. Supposedly, the first batch of signed endpapers was returned by too late to be bound into copies of the first printing and these ended up in storage until they were used as limitation leaves in the signed issues of 1987 Phantasia Press edition of AND THE GODS LAUGHED and the second batch of signed endpapers was used for Shasta's 1953 subscriber's issue. However, according to Melvin Korshak (typed letter to contributor George O. Smith dated 15 March 1954): "As to the matter of the 'Second Printing.' Actually, there's a very simple explanation for it. The printers put the plates of the book on the press without noticing that, somewhere in the process, they had managed to mangle a few letters of the type here and there. Quite a few copies were run off before this was noticed and the run halted. Corrections were made and we had them insert the 'Second Printing' notice on the copyright page. Actually, we had copies of both printings on hand here to ship out concurrently, so I suppose you got one of the 'Second Printing' jobs." Collects thirteen stories by Richard Matheson, William Tenn, Fredric Brown, Eric Frank Russell, Mack Reynolds, Henry Kuttner, Nelson Bond, and others. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A superior copy of a very scarce and desirable state of this book. (#152937) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        SECOND STAGE LENSMEN .

      Fantasy Press [1953]., Reading, Pennsylvania - Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Smith. This is copy number 229 inscribed to Harry E. Hucks. Fifth book in the Lensman series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1052. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1183-87. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with small nick at lower spine end and 20 mm closed tear at top edge of front panel. A nice copy. (#141417) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Augie March

      1953. First Edition . Signed. BELLOW, Saul. The Adventures of Augie March. New York: Viking, 1953. Octavo, original black and gray cloth, original dust jacket. $3200.First edition, first issue, signed by Nobel Prize-winner Bellow on the title page.Winner of the 1954 National Book Award, Saul Bellow's third novel, Augie March, was ""the book that firmly established him as a writer of consequence. The beginning of the novel was as striking and as unforgettable as the beginning of Huckleberry Finn and it announced a brand-new voice in American fiction, jazzy, brash, exuberant, with accents that were both Yiddish and Whitmanian"" (New York Times). To Martin Amis, Augie March is ""the definitive Great American Novel"" and to Ian McEwan, Bellow's work stands out as ""the embodiment of an American vision of pluralityÂ… We owe him everything"" (Guardian). Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976. First issue, with top edge orange, in first issue dust jacket, without reviews. Book about-fine with just a touch of discoloration to rear board; dust jacket bright and lovely, with only a bit of rubbing to spine ends, also about-fine. A desirable signed copy.

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        Les Gommes

      1953 - Paris, Editions de Minuit, 1953. 140 x 218 mm, 257 pp. Reliure signée D. Mitterrand, demi-maroquin chocolat à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, éui bordé. Dos éclairci. PREMIERE EDITION PUBLIQUE parue deux jours après l'édition du Club français du livre. UN DES 50 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur vélin supérieur de papeteries Teka, seul tirage en grand papier. Premier roman publié de l'auteur et lauréat prix Fénéon l'année suivante, Les Gommes est considéré comme une ?uvre "étonnamment prophétique de ses ?uvres à venir : loin d'apparaître comme un ouvrage expérimental, ou un exercice de style dans un genre mixte - roman policier avec descriptions « objectales » ?, il se présente comme l'archétype même du roman robbe-grilletien" (Bruce Morissette). RARE TIRAGE, bien établi par la première dame, Danielle Mitterrand.

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        The Adventures of Augie March

      NY: The Viking Press, 1953. Hardcover. NF-/VG. This copy is a 3rd printing. INSCRIBED by author on front fep. Book has toned spine and faint statin at top of front board. First state jacket has chipping at spine and flap fold ends, creases and rubbing, and scratches on front panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE.

      [Bookseller: Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller]
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        (The Moscow Subway)

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

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        Illustrations pour "Le Procès" de Franz Kafka [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TWICE BY THE ARTIST]

      Caractères, Paris 1953 - 1/110. Folio (12 3/4 x 10 1/4"). Unpaginated. [52] loose pages, as issued. Original illustrated chiffone portfolio. Vignette on title page. Fly leaf inscribed by Maryan (pseudonim of Pinchas Burstein) to Nicolas (Moshe) Lazar, and dated Paris, June 13, 1955. Limitation page signed by the artist as well. Franz Kafka's "The Trial"* is here splendidly illustrated by Maryan (Pinchas Burstein), a Polish-born Jewish expressionist painter who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII. In ten striking tissue-guarded lithographs, the artist brilliantly captures both the menace and the humor of Kafka's utterly unique masterwork. The ten captioned lithographs depict the following:- The Tribunal- Léni- The First Judge- The Jurors- The Prosecutor- The Bailiff- The Spectator- The Second Judge- The Verdict- The EndOne of 110 numbered and signed copies, of which this is No. 82.Closed tears, creasing and chipping along partly taped spine. Portfolio sunned along edges. Introduction and captions in French. Portfolio in overall poor to fair, interior in very good condition. * "The Trial" is a darkly humorous tale that follows Joseph K, who is arrested one morning for unexplained reasons and forced to struggle against an absurd judicial process. K finds himself thrown from one disorientating encounter to the next as he becomes increasingly desperate to prove his innocence in the face of unknown charges. In its stark portrayal of an authoritarian bureaucracy trampling over the lives of its estranged citizens, "The Trial" is as relevant today as ever. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Watt.

      Paris: The Olympia Press, 1953 - Octavo. Original pink wrappers, titles to spine and front cover in black, decorative frame to front cover in white. Creasing to spine, very slight rubbing to extremities, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, number 694 of 1100 copies issued thus; a further 25 were printed on fine paper and signed by the author. With the publisher's advertisement leaflet laid in. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zniewolony Umysl [The Captive Mind]

      Paryz: Instytut Literacki, 1953. First edition. Slight toning toward edges and spine, else fine, uncut, in original printed wrappers. 8vo, 236pp; wrappers. The first edition of Milosz's classic study of intellectual life under totalitarianism. The book marked with a bright line Milosz's break with the Stalinist Polish regime, which he had served as a cultural attache before going into exile at this time. It stands as one of the greatest works of cultural criticism of the twentieth century. Milosz was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.

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        Fahrenheit 451 (inscribed first editon)

      Ballantine Books, New York 1953 - First edition (no statement and no additional printings as is correct). Hardcover in red paper covered boards lettered in yellow. BOLDLY INSCRIBED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, "To ___ ____/ Best Wishes!/ Ray Bradbury/ Nov. 27, 1982". 199 pp.plus author's biography at rear. a tight, very good plus example, modest rubbing to the spine ends and a trace to the lower front tip, faint spotting to the lower portion of the spine. No jacket. One of the high spots of 20th century science fiction, a cornstone title of the genre. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABAA, ILAB)]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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