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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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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

      [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

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      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.

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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]

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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.

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

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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]

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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

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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

      Gallimard 1953 - - Gallimard, Paris 1953, 14,5x20,5cm, broché. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Texts by Michel Leiris, Jacques Prévert, Vercors, Hervé Bazin and comments from Jean-Paul Sartre. Signed autograph of Jean-Paul Sartre to miss Marchais. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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.

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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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        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.

      Ed. Gallimard 1953 - . Fort volume in-8 br. Coll. " Du monde entier ". Traduit par Guido Meister. E.O. sur papier d'édition, S.P. Envoi autographe d'Ernst Von Salomon à Maurice Nadeau. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Les Autodidactes - Aichelbaum]
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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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      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).

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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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 Case of the Green-eyed Sister

      Morrow, 1953 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, inscribed to Helen Moore, "who is my Hollywood Della Street. All my thanks for your loyalty and your friendship." Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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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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