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        Against Women; A Satire translated from the old Welsh by Gwyn Williams. Engravings by John Petts

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. First edition thus, 1/100 copies [of 350 total] with one extra illustration, signed by the illustrator, bound in Indian Lizard Skins, and printed in Golden Cockerel type on hand-made paper, by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press. 8vo. 25 pp. 11 full-page illustrations printed in colours. Other than the defective glassine, a fine copy. Original full Indian lizard skin, gilt spine title, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, portions of the original glassine dust jacket (spine completely eroded), publisher's green card slipcase. (#6249).

      [Bookseller: Bartlebys Books]
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        Against women.

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. Narrow 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). 25, [1] pp.; col. illus. 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.         Cock-a-hoop 192. Binding as above, front cover with gilt-stamped vignette and spine with gilt-stamped title, top edge gilt, in publisher's original teal paper slipcase; slipcase worn with upper edge starting to separate slightly, glassine wrapper lacking, volume clean and lovely. Endpapers with minor offsetting to margins; front free endpaper with short tear from outer margin and with pressure-stamp as above. => A beautiful, special copy of this sinfully delightful volume.

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        Against Women; A Satire translated from the old Welsh by Gwyn Williams. Engravings by John Petts

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1953 - First edition thus, 1/100 copies [of 350 total] with one extra illustration, signed by the illustrator, bound in Indian Lizard Skins, and printed in Golden Cockerel type on hand-made paper, by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press. 8vo. 25 pp. 11 full-page illustrations printed in colours. Other than the defective glassine, a fine copy. Original full Indian lizard skin, gilt spine title, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, portions of the original glassine dust jacket (spine completely eroded), publisher's green card slipcase. (#6249). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS

      Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1953 - Blue cloth with dustjacket. x, 232p. Book in very good condition with dustjacket in good condition. Dustjacket chipped and folds torn. Repaired with archival tape. Boards slightly bent. Else a clean and tight book in very good condition. German with English translation facing. Includes errata slip. Landmark philosophical text by one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. Pivotal text for understanding the "linguistic turn" in philosophy that marks the central contribution of modern thought to the history of philosophical investigation. First edition with errata slip. Translated by Anscombe, one of Wittgenstein's most important students. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids. A Structure for Deoxypentose Nucleic Acid" [Watson & Crick] Nature No. 4356, April 25, 1953, pp. 737-738 WITH "Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid" [Watson & Crick] Nature No. 4361, May 30, 1953, pp. 964-967. FIRST EDITION EXTRACTS OF ALL SIX PAPERS SPECIFIC TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DISCOVERY OF DNA

      Macmillan, London 1953 - 1st EDITIONS OF ALL SIX EXTRACTS SPECIFIC TO THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE "SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT WORK IN THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE SCIENCES, THE DISCOVERY OF DNA (Important Scientific Books, Christies, Green Auction, 2008, 378). All six extracts are housed in a single plain wrapper that is housed in linen clamshell box with a black morocco, gilt-lettered label on the front of the box and at the spine. The discovery of the building blocks of life - the identification of the double helix structure of DNA and the copying mechanism of genetic material by James Watson and Francis Crick - was "arguably the greatest modern discovery in biology and one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science" (Buddenbrooks). Watson, Crick and Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of the nucleic acids" (Nobel, The Man and His Prizes, 201). Watson and Crick's "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids" first describes the double helical structure of DNA. With famous understatement, they note that the structure "suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material"(Nature, 737). In Watson and Cricks's "Genetrical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid" the authors "follow up with largely accurate speculation on how base pairing in the double helix allows replication of DNA" (Nature). ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS SET are four other related and quite important papers: In "Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids", Nature, No. 4356 April 25, 1953, pp. 740-741. Wilkins, Stokes, & Wilson "analyse the X-Ray crystallography evidence, and suggest evidence that the structure exists in biological systems" (Nature, 738) In "Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate," Nature, No. 4356 April 25, 1953, pp. 740-741. Watson & Crick present X-ray diffraction evidence for the model proposed. "Evidence for 2-Chain Helix in Crystalline Structure of Sodium Deosyribonucleate", Nature, No. 4369, July 25, 1953, pp. 156-157. Franklin & Gosling present an analysis of data from X-ray crystallography which indicates differences between the A and B structures of DNA. "Heterogeneity of Deoxyribonucleic Acids", Nature No. 4373, August 22, 1953, pp. 339-342. Brown & Watson fractionate the DNA into a series of components whose ratios of adenine to guanine and thymine to cytosine increased with the concentration of NaCl necessary to elute them. CONDITION AND DETAILS: London: Macmillan. Large octavo. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). All six extracts are housed in a single plain wrapper that is then set in a linen clamshell box with a black morocco, gilt-lettered label on the front of the box and at the spine. Very slight scuffing to the case; near fine. The papers are all clean and bright. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TIME AND THE GODS

      John W. Luce & Company [no publishing date], Boston - Inscrbed by Dunsany in poetry on the front free endpaper, "Montecito, May 20, 1953. My thanks to Mrs. Foley, Thate these my stories are, Not yet forgotten wholey, Where they have travelled far. Dunsany." All ten Sime illustrations present. Bleiler; The Checklist of Fantastic Literature pg. 105. Bound in original black cloth backed spine with tan paper covered boards with lettering and design stamped in gilt. Small bookplate on the front paste-down endpsper. Cloth at the head of the spine frayed. A very good copy, without the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Naval Air Station Magazine, San Diego

      Naval Air Station, San Diego, 1953 First edition, sole printing.Tabloid periodical. Original photographic wrappers, wire stitched.Wrappers very slightly creased, the occasional minor scuff but a remarkably well-preserved copy. Signed on the cover by Marilyn Monroe. Signed by a number of the contributors including Earl Stanley Gardner.[3]

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        Flair Annual

      1953 - WE'RE HEREBY PRESENTING A GLORIOUS 'DELUXE' COPY OF THIS CLASSIC TITLE 'FLAIR ANNUAL 53' BY THE DOYENNE OF CHICDOM HERSELF, FLEUR COWLES (SIGNED TWICE!) NOT ONLY ON THE HALF~TITLE PAGE, BUT ALSO ON THE QUILL~PEN BOOKMARK LEAF IN HER DISTINCTIVE PENMANSHIP! THIS SPLENDID COMPENDIUM OF (229) PGs WHICH INCLUDES A GLORIOUS COLOUR IMAGE OF THE PLACE VENDOME REPLETE W/ POP~OUT WINDOWS OF THE CHIC ATELIERS LINING THIS FABLED PARISIAN ADDRESS HIGHLIGHTS THE EXHAUSTIVE/ ELABORATE PRODUCTION PROCESS THAT THIS MAGAZINE REPRESENTED/ WAS FAMOUS FOR/ HENCE ITS' PREMATURE DEMISE! THE MOST CELEBRATED FASHION~ORIENTED PUBLICATION OF ITS DAY/ SURE TO PLEASE THE MOST DISCRIMINATING DESIGN CONNOISSEUR, INDEED/ CHEERS! Bookseller Inventory # TCC#78

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Against the Fall of Night

      New York: Gnome Press, 1953 - First Edition. Very light spotting; fine in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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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]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Against Women; A Satire translated from the old Welsh by Gwyn Williams. Engravings by John Petts

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. First edition thus, 1/100 copies [of 350 total] with one extra illustration, signed by the illustrator, bound in Indian Lizard Skins, and printed in Golden Cockerel type on hand-made paper, by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press. 8vo. 25 pp. 11 full-page illustrations printed in colours. Other than the defective glassine, a fine copy. Original full Indian lizard skin, gilt spine title, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, portions of the original glassine dust jacket (spine completely eroded), publisher's green card slipcase. (#6249).

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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..

      [Bookseller: The Book Faerie]
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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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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