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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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      Twentieth Century Fox 1953 - Vintage original 13 x 9" (33 x 23 cm.) watercolor sketch / poster maquette by Enzo Nistri, Italy. For the original 4-fogli Italian poster for How to Marry a Millionaire, the Rome offices of 20th Century Fox commissioned Enzo Nistri to come up with a special design. The result was a captivating artwork of a young Marilyn Monroe in a tight green dress beckoning with her middle finger for the viewer to approach her. The actual poster is a supremely rare (and if found, supremely expensive) example of post-WWII film poster art (we have attached an example of it -- note that we do not have the actual poster for sale, and don't know if we ever will find one). NEAR FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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        Actuelles II. Chroniques 1948-1953

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy. Autograph inscription from Albert Camus to Raymond Peju. Spine lightly, but insignificantly, sunned. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

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        La dévotion à la Croix

      First edition in French, translated by Albert Camus, this a numbered copy on Alfama paper. Spine very lightly faded with a tiny trace of folding to edge of upper cover, otherwise a fine copy. Handsome autograph inscription signed by Albert Camus "A (Eugène) Clairin, ces images surnaturelles, avec la terrestre amitié d'Albert Camus [To (Eugène) Clairing, these supernatural images, with the earthly friendship of Albert Camus]." Nrf Paris 1953 11x16,5cm broché

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        The Long Good-Bye

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953. 320 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's maroon with silver lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Jacket design by Fritz Wegner. (Bruccoli A10.1.a.) First edition, first printing. The English edition preceded the American by a few months.Critics and writers, ranging from W. H. Auden to Evelyn Waugh to Ian Fleming, greatly admired the finely wrought prose of Raymond Chandler. Although his swift-moving, hardboiled style was inspired mostly by Dashiell Hammett, his sharp and lyrical similes are original: "The muzzle of the Luger looked like the mouth of the Second Street tunnel"; "The minutes went by on tiptoe, with their fingers to their lips", defining private eye fiction genre, and leading to the coining of the adjective 'Chandleresque', which is subject and object of parody and pastiche. Yet, Philip Marlowe is not a stereotypical tough guy, but a complex, sometimes sentimental man of few friends, who attended university, speaks some Spanish and, at times, admires Mexicans, is a student of classical chess games and classical music. He will refuse a prospective client's money if he is ethically unsatisfied by the job. The high critical regard in which Chandler is generally held today is in contrast to the critical pans that stung Chandler in his lifetime. In a March 1942 letter to Mrs. Blanche Knopf, published in Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler, Chandler complained: "The thing that rather gets me down is that when I write something that is tough and fast and full of mayhem and murder, I get panned for being tough and fast and full of mayhem and murder, and then when I try to tone down a bit and develop the mental and emotional side of a situation, I get panned for leaving out what I was panned for putting in the first time." Chandler's short stories and novels are evocatively written, conveying the time, place, and ambiance of Los Angeles and environs in the 1930s and 1940s. The places are real, if pseudonymous: Bay City is Santa Monica, Gray Lake is Silver Lake, and Idle Valley a synthesis of rich San Fernando Valley communities. Raymond Chandler also was a perceptive critic of pulp fiction; his essay "The Simple Art of Murder" is the standard reference work in the field. All but one of his novels have been cinematically adapted, notably The Big Sleep (1946), by Howard Hawks, with Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe; novelist William Faulkner was a co-screenplay writer. Raymond Chandler's few screen writing efforts and the cinematic adaptation of his novels proved stylistically and thematically influential upon the American film noir genre.Condition:Previous owner's small neat signature and acquired date and place on front end paper, head corners gently bumed. Jacket professionally repaired at spine ends and edges, slight rippling and soiling at back else a very good copy in like jacket.

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        PETER PAN (1953)

      Walt Disney 1953 - Group of thirty-one (31) 10 x 8" (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photos, USA. Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conreid, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Paul Collins, dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney; Walt Disney. J. M. Barrie's classic story of childhood and a boy who never wants to grow up was given the Disney treatment in 1953. There have been many versions, but this is the most popular film rendition. Presented here is an outstanding collection of original publicity images sent out for the film's original 1953 release. All of the popular characters are here: Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Smee, the Lost Boys, TInkerbell and the Indians. Still numbers are PP 86 (with attached studio paper blurb); PP-6, 7, 11, 21, 40, 46c, 51 c, 57, 58, 59, 77, 83, 85, 95, 99, 105, 108c, 113, 114, 120, 129, 133, 138, 144, 145, 148, 176, 190, 192 and one un-numbered. Seemingly not used, they exhibit curling from having been stored in a file cabinet for many years, otherwise they are in very fine condition, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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      London, The Collector's Club, 1953.. LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is copy No. 54, signed and introduced by the Marquess of Aberdeen, 1953. Oblong folio, approximately 380 x 310 mm, 15 x 12 inches, 59 pages of thick card, illustrated with photographs, some in colour with tissue guards, photographs and text mounted. At rear is a first day cover, with the Queen's portrait, mounted on full page, with 4 coronation stamps (2½d red; 4d blue; 1/3 green and 1/6 pale blue), plus a tray of 10 United Kingdom coins with a souvenir programme, housed in a slipcase inside the back cover. Bound in full dark blue crushed Oasis and Cape Levant morocco, crown and E.R. in gilt and red between raised bands on spine, gilt rules to spine and gilt date at foot of spine, large crown and E.R. on upper cover in white and red inlays with gilt surrounds and gilt date, all edges gilt, red, white and blue headbands, gilt rules and dots to inner dentelles (turn overs), marbled endpapers. Slight fading to spine and upper cover, 3 pale marks and a few scratches to covers, slight shelf wear to edges, pale age-browning to margins and text, otherwise a very good copy. The coins are farthing, halfpenny, penny, threepenny bit, sixpence, 2 one shilling pieces, a florin, half-a-crown and a crown. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. The book weighs 5 kgs so will require extra postage costs.

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        Le Marteau sans maître suivi de Moulin Premier

      Paris, José Corti, 1953 - In-12 (18,7 x 12 cm), broché, couverture rempliée imprimée en violet, 112 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Troisième édition d'un des recueils principaux du poète comprenant Arsenal, Artine, les Poèmes militants et Moulin premier. Rare exemplaire sur papier vert (seul grand papier) dont le tirage fut limité à 25 exemplaires plus quelques hors commerce (le nôtre justifié à la plume par René Char H.C. A. et signé de ses initiales). Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : "A Louis Broder / ces vieilles étincelles / dans un monde toujours / nouveau / son ami / René Char". Parfait état. Editeur de livres d'art, Louis Broder publiera deux livres de René Char: Le Rempart de brindilles en 1953 illustré de gravures de Wifredo Lam, La Bibliothèque est en feu en 1956 illustré par Georges Braque. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Future of Architecture


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        Le sourire au pied de l'échelle

      Bilingual Edition on current paper. Precious autograph dedication of the author Thyde Monnier. Ex-dono pen dedicatee of the first board. Mishaps with tiny marginal gaps on the back and the front cover, nice condition inside. Book illustrated with photographic frontispiece. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Corrêa Paris 1953 14x19,5cm broché

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      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/About Fine. The source of the acclaimed movie starring Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge, both competing for the affections of the incomparable Sterling Hayden. 242pp., bound in 1/4 red over black paper covered boards lettered in gilt; text slightly age-toned, as we have seen in other copies. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Hornblower and The Atropos.

      Boston; Little Brown and Company. 1953. First US Edition. 8vo. Very good indeed in publisher's sea green cloth titled in gilt to spine, light bumping to spine ends. In an acceptable wrapper with fading to the spine panel, and creasing, chipping and a rectangle of loss to the upper edge of the front panel. Internally clean and fresh. Inscribed by Forester to his wife, Dorothy on the front flyleaf and bearing the bookplate of the Forester, Troughton-Smith family archive to the pastedown. As we have discovered with the family related Hornblower titles, often the dustwrappers have suffered somewhat, nevertheless a lovely association copy, housed in a tailor made leather spined clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        La maison Tellier

      New edition with 11 original etchings in color by Marcel Cosson, one of 10 numbered copies on old Japan paper, the tirage de tête.This copy, as stipulated on the justification page, retains its black and white suite en noir of the etchings, a suite in two colors and an original signed drawing by Marcel Cosson in biro.Some small tears to the spine of the chemise.A good copy.  Georges Briffault Paris 1953 25,5x33,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        The Long Goodbye.

      London: Hamish Hamilton November 1953. TRUE FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Publisher's cloth in dustwrapper. Binding is fine. Dustjacket with some chips along extremities, with several creases to upper part of jacket. Two longer tears closed tears to upper. However, this jacket is significantly brighter and cleaner than many other copies of The Long Goodbye, and the textblock edges are unmarked and free from browning. A lovely copy. Philip Marlowe novel, preceding US first edition (March '54) Winner of the 1954 Mystery Writers of America award. Bruccoli [A10.1a] Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [p324]Callil & Toibin; Modern Library. (200 Best Novels in English since 1950).

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        Chief Justices I Have Known

      Virginia Law Review Association. Presentation copy of the Justice's informal talk delivered at Virginia Law School, devoted with great charm and insight to Chief Justices Fuller, White, Taft, Hughes and Stone--"For Fritz Wiener / from his friend / Felix Frankfurter / Xmas 53". From the November issue, a little faded; stapled wraps, 30 pages. Virginia Law Review Association, Charlottesville, 1953.

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        La Vie au soleil (80 numéros, 1953-1968)

      La Vie au soleil 1953 - In-4 (21 x 27 cm), revue agrafée, 80 numéros de La Vie au soleil, du n°28 (mai-juin 1953) à 48, puis n°56 à 88, n°90 à 101, n°103 à 106, n°108 à 115, n°117 à 118 (juillet-août 1968) ; dos frottés, plats légèrement défraîchis, bon état général. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Freud. The First Collected Edition. Translated from the German under the General Editorship of James Strachey, in collaboration with Anna Freud, assisted by Alix Strachey and Alan Tyson.

      London: The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis, 1953-1974. 24 volumes; 8vo. The FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, in which "the primary aim was ... to be the rendering of his (Freud's) meaning with the greatest possible accuracy." Volumes IV, V, and VII were the first to be published in 1953, followed by X, XVIII, XIII, II, XVII in 1955; then two volumes came out per year from 1957 to 1964; volume I was published in 1966 and the Index, the last volume (XXIV), was finally issued in 1974. Beautifully bound in recent dark blue half morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt tiles to spines, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt. A very attractive copy of this important set.

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      Assessorato Turismo e Spettacolo - Regione Siciliana. 1953. Color lithographic poster, 39 x 24 1/2 inches. Professionally conserved; nine inch tear to centre lower image now scarcely noticeable, creasing and short repaired tears at upper right corner, some soft creases from rolling; bright, clean condition. A stunning and surreal landscape by Mario Puppo featuring a human faced green and red cactus, with white ancient columns and Mt. Etna in the distance. "Saiga gia Barabino & Graeve - Genova" printed in left lower margin.

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        Celui qui ne m'accompagnait pas

      First edition, one advance (service de presse) copy.Very handsome and moving autograph inscription, dated and signed, from Maurice Blanchot to his sister and mother : "Pour toi, bien chère maman / et pour toi, chère Marg / ce récit qui voudrait d'abord vous parler de mon affection avec toute ma reconnaissance." A good copy, retaining its advertising band. Marguerite Blanchot, organiste de renom à la cathédrale de Chalon, demeura toute sa vie dans la maison familiale, avec sa mère et sa tante."Elle deviendra peu à peu, pour la famille, comme la mémoire des origines." Très proche de Maurice, elle correspond régulièrement avec l'écrivain qui lui témoigne une grande reconnaissance pour son dévouement envers leur mère impotente. Si l'intense affection de Blanchot pour sa mère et sa soeur transparait dans les dédicaces de celui-ci, on ne sait presque rien de leur relations. Dans l'unique essai biographique sur Blanchot, Christophe Bident nous révèle cependant : "Marguerite Blanchot vénérait son frère Maurice. Très fière de lui, (...) elle attachait une grande importance à ses idées politiques (...). Elle lisait beaucoup (...) Ils se téléphonaient, correspondaient. A distance, ils partageaient la même autorité naturelle, le même souci de discrétion." Blanchot lui adresse en effet de nombreux ouvrages provenant de sa bibliothèque, maintenant avec elle un lien intellectuel continu. Quant à la passion de Blanchot pour sa mère, c'est au détour de son oeuvre que l'on en découvre les plus beaux témoignages: "Peut-être la puissance de la figure maternelle emprunte-t-elle son éclat à la puissance même de la fascination, et l'on pourrait dire que si la Mère exerce cet attrait fascinant, c'est qu'apparaissant quand l'enfant vit tout entier sous le regard de la fascination, elle concentre en elle tous les pouvoirs de l'enchantement".Cultivant une discrétion absolue, Blanchot poussait l'art de l'effacement jusque dans ses dédicaces manuscrites généralement succinctes et rédigées presque systématiquement sur des cartes jointes aux rares ouvrages qu'il offrait à ses proches amis. A l'opposé, dans ces précieux envois à sa mère et sa soeur, Blanchot s'offre dans toute sa fragilité et dévoile une intimité jusqu'alors inconnue. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm broché

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        Maigret a peur

      Presses de la cité. First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies.Very light traces of a little rubbing, not serious, on the joints, otherwise a good copy. Presses de la cité Paris 1953 11,5x17,5cm broché

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        ORATIO DE HOMINIS DIGNITATE. Oration on the Dignity of Man.

      (Lexington, 1953). 8 1/2 x 12. 47, (2) pages. Bound by Peter Verheyen (signed on rear doublure) in goat vellum with natural graining, deep grey morocco spine, upper cover titled in palladium, Cave Paper layered indigo night doublures. Fine. An elegant, complementary binding for a work of pure typography. The Latin text (in Emerson type) is surrounded by its English translation (in Garamond). One of 225 copies designed by Victor Hammer, who recut the large Garamond capitals for the title page. Printed by Jacob Hammer on Kelmscott handmade paper. The first Anvil Press book. A Century for the Century 52.

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      Gallimard. First edition, one of 70 numbered copies on Hollande, tirage de tête after 21 Japon.Two tears glued to head and to foot of spine, tiny foxings, not serious, on the spine, internally good. Gallimard Paris 1953 12,5x19cm broché

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        Les esprits

      Gallimard. First edition of the adaptation in three acts written by Albert Camus, a numbered copy on alfa paper, this one of 200 hors commerce advance (service de presse) copies. Nice inscription from Albert Camus to Marcel Arland: "...pour le remercier, de tout cœur, d'avoir si bien préparé ce spectacle...[... to thank him, from the bottom of my heart, for having made this such a good show... ]."Marginal wormholes principally to lower cover, retaining its advertising slip. Gallimard Paris 1953 11x16,5cm broché

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        Adlai Stevenson in Egypt. 1953. [recent title on backstrip]

      n.p. 1953 - 23 professional photographs mounted one to a page on one side of 23 album leaves. Photos are 23 x 17cm. INSCRIBED to Stevenson by Major General Mohamed Naguib on a stiff off-white album leaf which precedes the other album leaves. Hardcover in later (very recent) quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in dark blue leather). Oblong (33 x 24cm.). Sound and clean. There are seven photos of Stevenson (and sometimes other Americans) meeting with Naguib, Nasser or other top Egyptian officials. Almost all of the other 16 photos are of Stevenson with a camel or Stevenson riding on a camel. The sphinx or a pyramid appears in the background of most of the camel photos. Above Naguib's signature is written in English: "Souvenir of the visit of the great American Leader Mr. A. Stevenson to Egypt. It would be a great pleasure to me if he would kindly accept this small token as a sign of the great appreciation to him by every Egyptian. My greetings and best wish to the great people of the U.S.A." Naguib's English inscription is preceded by an inscription in Arabic. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Behaarte Herzen, 1923 - 1926. Könige vor der Sintflut, 1952 - 1953. Frankfurt am Main. Meta-Verlag 1953. 26,5 x 21 cm. 52 Seiten und 2 Originalholzschnitten. Originalpappband.

      Meta-Verlag, 1953.Erstausgabe. Arntz 180, 181 - Hagenbach 28 - Wilpert/Gühring 14. Eines der 100 numerierten Exemplare der Vorzugsausgabe mit dem signierten Holzschnitt "Muschelgesicht" und dem unsignierten Holzschnitt "Fisch".

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        Lettres de jeunesse

      First edition, one of 15 numbered copies on Japon, tirage de tête along with 10 Madagascar hors commerce.Half black morocco, spine in six compartments, marbled paper boards, pastedowns and endpapers of papier uni, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt, binding by Goy & Vilaine.A very good copy in a handsome binding. Gallimard Paris 1953 12x19cm relié

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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid; Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids; Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate.

      St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co. 1953. First edition, in the rare offprint form, of one of the most important scientific papers of the twentieth century, which "records the discovery of the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the main component of chromosomes and the material that transfers genetic characteristics in all life forms. Publication of this paper initiated the science of molecular biology. Forty years after Watson and Crick's discovery, so much of the basic understanding of medicine and disease has advanced to the molecular level that their paper may be considered the most significant single contribution to biology and medicine in the twentieth century" (One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, p. 362). The double helix describing the molecular structure of DNA has not only reshaped biology, it has become a cultural icon, represented in sculpture, visual art, jewellery, and toys. In 1962, Watson, Crick, and Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material." DNA was first isolated by the Swiss physician Friedrich Miescher in 1869, and over the succeeding years many researchers investigated its structure and function, with some arguing that it may be involved in genetic inheritance. By the early 1950s this had become one of the most important questions in biology. Maurice Wilkins of King's College London and his colleague Rosalind Franklin were both working on DNA, with Franklin producing X-ray diffraction images of its structure. Wilkins also introduced his friend Francis Crick to the subject, and Crick and his partner James Watson began their own investigation at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, focusing on building molecular models. After one failed attempt in which they postulated a triple-helix structure, they were banned by the Cavendish from spending any additional time on the subject. But a year later, after seeing new X-ray diffraction images taken by Franklin (notably the famous 'Photo 51', which is reproduced in the third paper), they resumed their work and soon announced that not only had they discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, but even more importantly, that "the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material." "Although recognized today as one of the seminal scientific papers of the twentieth century, Watson and Crick's original article in Nature was not frequently cited at first. Its true significance became apparent, and its circulation widened, only towards the end of the 1950s, when the structure of DNA they had proposed was shown to provide a mechanism for controlling protein synthesis, and when their conclusions were confirmed in the laboratory by Matthew Meselson, Arthur Kornberg, and others. "Crick himself immediately understood the significance of his and Watson's discovery. As Watson recalled, after their conceptual breakthrough on February 28, 1953, Crick declared to the assembled lunch patrons at The Eagle that they had "found the secret of life." Crick himself had no memory of such an announcement, but did recall telling his wife that evening "that we seemed to have made a big discovery." He revealed that "years later she told me that she hadn't believed a word of it." As he recounted her words, "You were always coming home and saying things like that, so naturally I thought nothing of it"" (Francis Crick Papers, National Library of Medicine, "When Watson and Crick's paper was submitted for publication in Nature, Sir Lawrence Bragg, the director of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, and Sir John Randall of King's College agreed that the paper should be published simultaneously with those of two other groups of researches who had also prepared important papers on DNA: Maurice Wilkins, A.R. Stokes, and H.R. Wilson, authors of "Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids," and Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling, who submitted the paper "Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate." The three papers were published in Nature under the general title "The Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids" (ibid.). The offprint is printed from the same type as the journal printing. The article was set in a single column of monotype. The offprint was printed from that monotype, while the journal printing was made in double columns from stereotype plates taken from the monotype. Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 99; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 200. Garrison-Morton 256.3; Judson, Eighth Day of Creation, pp. 145-56. Three papers in a single offprint from Nature, Vol. 171, No. 4356, April 25, 1953. 8vo (210 x 140 mm), pp. 7 with two diagrams (including the double helix) and two illustrations from photographs. Stapled in self-wrappers as issued. A very fine and fresh copy.

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        Fine Bird Books 1700-1900.

      London and New York: Collins and Van Nostrand, 1953. Folio, with many illustrations; a very good copy in original half cloth. One of 2000 copies of this attractive book, a standard reference for ornithological collectors. Dustjacket torn.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Complete James Bond First Editions in Facsimile. Comprising Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories inc. From A View To A Kill and Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesties Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy and The Living Daylights (short stories).

      [Jonathan Cape, London] First Edition Library, Shelton, Connecticut [1953-66] 1980s-90s. 14 vols., small 8vo. Replica volumes in illustrated dust-wrappers. The complete set, all being fine copies (unread), in the original pictorial card slip-cases. Complete sets are now uncommon. Gilbert, pages 49-50.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Der Knabe mit dem Brokat.

      Fol. 61 S. OPp. im OSchuber. Nr. 40 von 99 num. Expl. Mit den drei eighd. Signaturen. - Schönes Expl. - Artmann schrieb das Libretto mit Regieanweisungen 1953 Lampersberg hat dieses bereits 1954 vertont (hier wird diese Fassung abgedruckt, die er 1994 neu geschrieben hat). Vennekamp las das Libretto 1992 und schlug vor farbige Bühnenbilder und Kostümentwürfe zu zeichnen. Aus diesen zwischen 1994 und 1995 entstandenen Zeichnungen wählte Vennekamp 20 aus, die hier wiedergegeben werden. (Nach Zitat).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        The Dodo and Kindred Birds or The Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands

      London: Witherby, 1953. First edition, unnumbered copy from an edition of 485 copies. Illustrated with 22 plates (many in color) and numerous black and white illustrations in text. xvi, 250 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Navy blue buckram gilt, t.e.g. With small ink stamp of Time-Life Book Editorial Reference, 32nd floor, on title page and flyleaves. Very good plus copy in very good dust jacket (with small trace of tape removal in margin at foot of spine panel). Uncommon. First edition, unnumbered copy from an edition of 485 copies. Illustrated with 22 plates (many in color) and numerous black and white illustrations in text. xvi, 250 pp. 1 vols. 4to. The essential and comprehensive reference work on the Dodo of Mauritius and the Solitaires of Réunion and Rodriguez.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Kraken Wakes

      Michael Joseph 1953 - A First Edition, First Printing (Michael Joseph 1953). The author's second novel under the 'Wyndham' pseudonym following 'The Day of the Triffids'. Usual offsetting to endpapers, edges slightly toned. Original, unclipped dust jacket has a minimal amount of wear to top of spine and a couple of small chips to bottom of fore-edge. A beautiful, clean, bright and crisp copy. A rare title and even rarer in such condition. The book will be wrapped with care and shipped securely, with full insurance, to ensure safe transit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar]
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        Tanganyika (Original screenplay for the 1954 film, Van Heflin's working copy)

      Universal Pictures, Universal City, CA 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Le bal du comte d'Orgel

      Editions du Rocher 1953 - - Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1953, 19x26cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrée de 34 eaux-fortes originales de Jean Cocteau, un des 240 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, seul tirage après 7 Japon et 30 Auvergne. Plats et dos comportant de légères ombres et piqûres, dos de la chemise insolé, sinon agréable exemplaire [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition with 34 original etchings by Jean Cocteau, one of 240 numbered copies on vélin pur fil paper, the only printing after 7 on Japan paper and 30 on Auvergne. Covers and spine slightly faded with some spots, spine of the chemise sunned, otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1953 - Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine red, heart device to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the illustrated dust jacket. Boards very slightly bowed, a little foxing to top edge, a couple of faint spots of foxing to rear endpaper, otherwise internally fresh, in the exceptionally bright jacket with trivial nicks to head of spine panel and tiny puncture to head of front panel. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first state dust jacket (without the Sunday Times review on the inner front flap). "According to the Cape archives, 4,760 sets of sheets of the first printing were delivered, but only 4,728 copies were bound up. Many of these went to public libraries and we believe that less than half of the first printing was sold to the public. The jacket is genuinely rare in fresh condition" (Biondi & Pickard, 40). Gilbert A1a (1.1). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Adventures of Augie March [SIGNED, FINE/FINE, EXTREMELY RARE]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953 EXTREMELY RARE, SIGNEDOctavo, original black and gray cloth, original dust jacket. First edition, First Printing, signed by the Nobel Prize-winner Saul 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 plurality... We owe him everything" (Guardian). Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976. First Printing, in first issue dust jacket. A small inscription on the cover of the book - which gets covered by the Dust Jacket. Finding a book in FINE condition such as this is extremely scarce; dust jacket bright and lovely, with a small chip at the top, but in otherwise flawlessly FINE condition. SIGNED at the title page.

      [Bookseller: Perplexial]
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        Liberté, j'écris ton nom

      Paris: Editions Seghers, 1953. Pochoir/serigraph. 11.375 x 43.5 inches. 29 x 111 cm. Folded as issued. Some soiling and remnants of tape verso. Repaired loss in right upper corner. Second edition. Printed by Romefort, Marseille. Saphire, p. 300. Front panel reproduced. Full image on request. Paul Eluard et Fernand Léger.. Liberté j'écris ton nom . Marseille, sérigraphie. Romefort, Éditions Seghers, 1953, 2ème ed. après la rarissime 1ère ed. - Plié, 29 cm x 112 cm, 1 page - Poème de Paul Eluard, ill. de Fernand Léger - Traces de punaises sur les coins, un très léger manque dans le coin supérieur droit, bon état

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Aus dem Leben eines Fauns. Mit Autograph / Signatur.

      8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen 8 (19.4*12 cm), 165 S., 1 Bl., schwarzes Leinen m. gelber Rückenprägung, illustr. Schutzumschlag nach einem Entwurf von Werner Rebhuhn. Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1. - 3. Tsd., August 1953. Inliegend ein Zettel (7.5*10.5 cm) handschriftl. signiert Gruß. Arno Schmidt. Schutzumschlag a. d. Kanten rissig, das Buch selbst gut bis sehr gut erhalten, Papier nur minimal gebräunt, Namenszug im Vorsatz (Bleistift, unleserlich). Keine weiteren Einträge, keine Gerüche übler Art.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Reader's Corner]
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        The Spirit of St Louis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Signed Presentation Edition. Very Good. Presentation edition, copy #428 of an unspecified limitation, signed by Charles Lindbergh. Near Fine with bumped corners, faint wear at crown, faint fading to cloth at rear cover and bottom of spine. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Casino Royale.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1953. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine red, heart device to front cover in red, bottom edge untrimmed. With the illustrated dust jacket. Boards very slightly bowed, a little foxing to top edge, a couple of faint spots of foxing to rear endpaper, otherwise internally fresh, in the exceptionally bright jacket with trivial nicks to head of spine panel and tiny puncture to head of front panel. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first state dust jacket (without the Sunday Times review on the inner front flap). "According to the Cape archives, 4,760 sets of sheets of the first printing were delivered, but only 4,728 copies were bound up. Many of these went to public libraries and we believe that less than half of the first printing was sold to the public. The jacket is genuinely rare in fresh condition" (Biondi & Pickard, 40).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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