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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.

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        Domaine public

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

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        The Stronghold.

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

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        La dévotion à la Croix

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

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        The Long Good-Bye (The Long Goodbye)

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

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

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

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

      n.p.: , n.d, 1953. 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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        Invisible Man - Original first UK edition

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Casino Royale.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Lucky Jim - with the rare wrap-around band

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

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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.

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        HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE [COMO SPOSARE UN MILIONARIO] (1953)

      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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector ]
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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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        THE CORONATION ALBUM 1953 OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II.

      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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        JOHNNY GUITAR

      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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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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        Sicilia.

      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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        Carnets

      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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