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         The War in France and Flanders, 1939-1940 (History of the Second World War United Kingdom Military Series)

      Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO), 1953 2018-01-04. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. PRICE IS FOR THIS VOLUME PLUS THE REST OF THE 'HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR UNITED KINGDOM' SET (92 VOLUMES TOTAL). First edition. Includes map in rear pocket. Lacks jacket. Boards a bit rubbed. 1953 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author. xviii, 425 pp. 8vo. A stand-alone volume released as part of the immense multi-volume history of British war efforts during World War II, with fold-out maps and black-and-white photographs throughout. KEYWORDS: MILITARY HISTORY WWII WW2 SECOND WORLD WAR II BRITISH FRANCE FLANDERS

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         War Production, in Eight Volumes: The Control of Raw Materials; Studies of Overseas Supply; Labour in the Munitions Industry; Contracts and Finance; North American Supply; Factories and Plant; Administration of War Production; Design and Development of Weapons (History of the Second World War United Kingdom Civil Series)

      Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO), 1953 2018-01-04. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. PRICE IS FOR THIS SET PLUS THE REST OF THE 'HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR UNITED KINGDOM' SET (92 VOLUMES TOTAL). Three volumes are former library copies, five volumes lack jackets. Boards and jacket of North American Supply stained, backstrip of Factories and Plant toned and split along rear joint - loose but holding. 1953 Hard Cover. Complete in eight volumes. 8vo. An account of the efforts of the United Kingdom to keep its armed forces adequately supplied during World War II, including discussions of raw materials, munitions, financial considerations, supply as it related to North America, weapon design and development, etc. KEYWORDS: MILITARY HISTORY WWII WW2 SECOND WORLD WAR II BRITISH PRODUCTION SUPPLY LINES ENGLISH ENGLAND

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         Generalization of Gravitational Theory.

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953. First separate edition of Einstein's attempt to reconcile his own gravitational equations with Maxwell's electromagnetic equations, building toward a unified "field" theory of energy. Octavo, original wrappers. In fine condition. Exceptionally rare. General relativity is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915 and the current description of gravitation in modern physics. General relativity has been described as the most beautiful of all existing physical theories. General relativity generalizes special relativity and Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time, or spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations, a system of partial differential equations.

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         LA SCUOLA CATTOLICO LIBERALE E IL ROMANTICISMO A NAPOLI

      TORINO: EINAUDI, 1953. IED. BROSSURA. BUONO. 15 23. LA LETTERATURA ITALIANA NEL SECOLO DECIMONONO USATO

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         Claude Pierre Blanche

      1953 - 1 vols. 9-7/16 x 7-7/16 inches. Atelier stamped on verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission. Holograph notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph and the number of the negative

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         The Complete James Bond series in First Edition. Comprising Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories including From A View To A Kill and Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy and The Living Daylights (short stories).

      London: Jonathan Cape 1953-66 - ALL FIRST IMPRESSIONS. 14 volumes, octavo (20 x 14 x 40cm). Beautifully bound in full black oasis morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt titles to spines, gilt edges, scarlet endpapers, Goldfinger 'skull' decoration to spines, original cloth covers preserved at rear. One ot two minor marks within; externally fine. A strikingly bound set in a fleece-lined cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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         Generalization of Gravitational Theory.

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953. First separate edition of Einstein's attempt to reconcile his own gravitational equations with Maxwell's electromagnetic equations, building toward a unified "field" theory of energy. Octavo, original wrappers. In fine condition. Exceptionally rare. General relativity is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915 and the current description of gravitation in modern physics. General relativity has been described as the most beautiful of all existing physical theories. General relativity generalizes special relativity and Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time, or spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations, a system of partial differential equations.

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         FAHRENHEIT 451

      New York:: Ballentine Books, Inc.,. (1953).. First edition, limited issue. Number 127 of 200 COPIES SIGNED BY BRADBURY AND SPECIALLY BOUND IN ASBESTOS or, as the colophon states, "an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis." Quarto white asbestos boards lettered in red on front and spine. Issued without a dust jacket. Professional repair to spine ends and corners, red lettering slightly mellowed, covers lightly soiled, few faint stains, otherwise very good . .

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         Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acid. A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid. SS. 737-738. - Und: Dieselben. Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid. SS. 964-967. Mit 5 Abbildungen. In: Nature, Vol. 171.

      London Macmillan 1953 - (25,5 x 17,5 cm). LXIV, 1168 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieser epochalen Arbeiten. - Watson und Crick erhielten für ihre Entdeckungen über die Molekularstruktur der Nukleinsäure und deren Bedeutung für die Informationsübertragung in lebender Materie 1962 den Nobelpreis für Medizin. - Stempel auf Titel, sonst sehr sauber und gut erhalten. - Grolier Club, 100 Books Famous in Medicine 99; Heirs of Hippocrates 2342; Garrison-Morton 256.3 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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         3 Autographe + Zeichnung (Widmungsexemplar + Orig.-Karikatur von Ernst Udet + beschriebene Fotokarte).

      Unikales Konvolut bestehend aus: 1. Widmungsexemplar von Franz Hailer: Fünfzig Jahre Motorflug. Hg. von Dr. Franz Burda. Offenburg, 1953, durchgehend fotografisch illustriert. 327 S., Orig.-Ganzleinenband. Mit einer eigenhändigen ganzseitigen Widmung von Hailer in Versform von 1963 (Bezug nehmend auf dessen "Alpenflug" 1926). - 2. Fotokarte mit Unterschrift Hailers, verso: "So geduldig habe ich vor 45 Jahren die verwickelten Gummibandln meiner Fliegerbrille auseinandergefiezelt, bis ich mit 70...(?) Daimler in diesem Otto-Doppeldecker in die Lüfte brauste!". - 3. Original-Karikatur Hailers von Ernst Udet. Bleistift/Aquarell. 14,5x10,5cm, mit Klebeband auf Vorsatzblatt des Widmungsexemplares montiert, verso eigenhändig von Heiler: "Eine Karikatur von mir, die Udet 1928 gemacht hat!". Bucheinband und Titelei etwas stockfleckig. Karikatur an der Oberkante mit Klebeband montiert, etwas staub- und stockfleckig. Fotokarte vergilbt, leicht knickspurig und staubig.

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         The Complete James Bond series in First Edition. Comprising Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories including From A View To A Kill and Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy and The Living Daylights (short stories).

      London: Jonathan Cape 1953-66. ALL FIRST IMPRESSIONS. 14 volumes, octavo (20 x 14 x 40cm). Beautifully bound in full black oasis morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt titles to spines, gilt edges, scarlet endpapers, Goldfinger 'skull' decoration to spines, original cloth covers preserved at rear. One ot two minor marks within; externally fine. A strikingly bound set in a fleece-lined cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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         Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for a Two Story Type "5" Building on the S.W. Corner of 20th St. and Iowa St. for Robert W. Hunt Co., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, January - July, 1953.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size 19" x 24". 8 sheets. Job #236. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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         RENOIR 1841-1919

      ISTITUTO GEOGRAFICO DE AGOSTINI, 1953. ITALIANO 0,31 Collana della Galleria diretta da Ugo Nebbia, rilegatura editoriale cartonata, con illustrazione a colori applicata al piatto anteriore, ingiallita, con fioritura ed usura ai bordi, pagine brunite attorno ai testi, con fioritura e con 11 tavole a colori applicate e relative ed esaustive didascalie a fronte USATO

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         Struttura grafica

      Grafica Uno. 11 stampe a rilievo di Claire Falkenstein su matrice in filo di rame saldato, numerate e firmate a matita (cm 45x45). Testi di Michel Tapié e Berto Morucchio in italiano e inglese. cm 70x50. pp.. . . . Edizione originale di 70 + XXX es. numerati. . Coi suoi ferri, coi suoi morceaux choisies, stabilì anzitutto una segreta impalcatura su cui posto il foglio doveva aderire come l'anima il corpo, o più modestamente, ma non meno vitalmente, la pelle i diffrenti organi. Per pressione e per impressione si sviluppava il suo discorso plastico già iniziato nel periodo 1953-1958 con l'object-gravure, espsoto nel 1958 alla galleria "Il Segno" di Roma (da testo di Morucchio)

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         The Spirit of St Louis

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First Edition / Presentation Edition. Cloth. Near fine. 562pp. Red cloth, silver inscriptions on spine and front cover. Minor wear on top of spine. Original glassine cover included. Scribners "A" printed on copyright page. Presentation edition of 1000 copies, this being number 324. Great presentation copy for any collector.

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         Il marito in collegio

      MILANO: RIZZOLI EDITORE, 1953. XED. Brossurato. BUONO. 12 18. I nostri umoristi USATO

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         SIMPLE TAKES A WIFE [SIGNED]

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1953 - 8vo., 240pp.; VG; spine green with black and red lettering; fore spine edge has been repaired with tape; corners bumped; water stain to lower fore corner of text block, does not impact text; paper browned; Inscribed by Hughes to Maude Lassiter, dated May 5, 1953, on ffep; stated first printing; shelved case 2. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         5 Novelas, nº 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 y 21

      Ediciones Cid 1953-1955, Madrid - Rústica 80 pags. aprox. cada volumen 21 volúmenes, falta el número 11. Cada volumen tiene 5 novelas. Primeras ediciones de Ruano, Baroja, Cela, Delibes, Tono, Mingote, Mihura, Berlanga, Neville, M. Formica, Claudio de la Torre, Ledesma Miranda, Carmen Laforet, Josefina Carabias, García Serrano, etc. El número 2 tiene lomo deslucido [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Murder on the Orient Express

      Collins, UK 1953 - New Edition 1953. New artwork for this edition. Book is very good++ and very clean and bright. The complete wrapper is very good++ and very bright. Light age toning to rear edge. A nice example ansd very un-common. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Undersea Mountain.

      Denver: Alan Swallow,, 1953. Octavo. Original grey boards, front board lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Spine head and tips slightly bumped. An excellent copy in the bright dust jacket, spine end slightly creased, a small mark to front panel. First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the poet, "May 1, 1953 For Howard, With love, Harold". This copy has an appropriate later association for the gay poet's first collection, with the ownership inscription, "Winston Leyland, His Copy". Leyland (b.1940) was a leading figure in American LGBT publishing who won the Stonewall Book Award in 1980. He established the Gay Sunshine Press in 1975, and his Gay Sunshine Journal (1970-82) was particularly influential for its interviews with prominent gay writers of the era. In 1977 the press published Norse's collection Carnivorous Saint: Gay Poems 1941-1976.

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         FAHRENHEIT 451, SIGNED

      Ballantine Books 1953 - First Edition, First Printing. Boldly signed Stunning near fine crisp book with vibrant boards with a beautiful unclipped dust jacket still maintaining the red ¿451¿ numbers to the spine! Curry binding D (no priority), the true first edition hardbound issue. Expanded from the novella ¿The Fireman¿, published in 1951. Filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. Boldly signed by Ray Bradbury in red marker on a loosely laid in bookplate. The book is in bright, crisp, near fine condition with clean cloth still retaining its original sheen and bright unfaded yellow titles to front and spine. The book has sharp corners and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with no bookstore stamps, no stains and no inscriptions. The internal pages are clean, crisp and flat with no marks, no stains, no handling marks, no writing, no bent pages, no stains, and no foxing. Stunning clean, bright book appearing as unread. Please see detailed images. The original first edition dust jacket has benefited from slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the spine tips, and as such presents in near fine condition. The jacket still retains a vibrant red ¿451¿ on the spine which most always fades to yellow or disappears entirely.The jacket has no rips, no chips, no stains and no foxing. Some light overally toning to the off white background. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. Please see the many detailed images. The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear archival cover. Rare and desirable in this condition. A very handsome clean crisp copy of this scarce, important Bradbury title. Presents beautifully on the shelf, in addition to making a wonderful investment. Would make a perfect gift for a Bradbury collector. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Die Naturwissenschaften. Wochenschrift für die Fortschritte der reinen und der angewandten Naturwissenschaften 25., 26. 27. 29. - 36 Jahrgang 1941 , 1942, 1943/44, 1946 bis 1953 (in 9 Bänden)-

      Berlin, Springer, 1941. (1953) - 11 Jahrgänge in 9 leineneinbäden der zeit, siehe bild (ask for shipping outside europe pls) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Lucky Jim

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth shows small white stain to cover, fading at spine and top edge of rear board. Spine lettering dulled. Light lean to spine. Foxing to pages, mostly at prelims, terminals and edge of page block. First edition.

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         The Limits of the Earth

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1953 - Uncorrected Advance Proof. x, 238 pp (rectos only). 8vo. Advance Proof, Warmly Inscribed to Childs Frick. INSCRIBED on the front wrap to Childs Frick, SIGNED ("Fair") and dated August 9, 1953, "To Childs - The first friend who *made* me try to write a book!" with a postscript, "(Note: the more the people, the less the animals!)"Childs Frick (1883-1965), the son of Henry Clay Frick, was a noted paleontologist and supporter of the American Museum of Natural History. As a trustee of the Museum, for which he collected hundreds of thousands of mammal fossil specimens, he would have worked with Osborn's father, Museum President and former head of its Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, Henry Fairfield Osborn, SrThe inscription must refer to Osborn's first book, OUR PLUNDERED PLANET (1948), a classic of environmental literature. Plain wraps, bound at top margin with string through two punch holes, publisher's review slip affixed to front wrap, lightly thumbed, else fine [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         THE DODO AND KINDRED BIRDS or The Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands.

      London, H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd, 1953.. LIMITED EDITION 1953, 485 COPIES ONLY, this copy numbered 139. 4to, approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 11 plates in colour, 11 black and white plates, 35 drawings in the text, pages: xvi, 1-250 pages including index, bound in original publisher's blue buckram, small gilt vignette of Dodo to upper cover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, top edges gilt, in unclipped dustwrapper. Small nick to top edge of lower panel and tiny ink mark to spine otherwise a Fine copy. The author deals with the different species of Dodo and Solitaire, reviewing the historical and pictorial evidences, detailing the remains of specimens, recounting the story of extermination, and describing in detail the appearance and habits of these amazing birds. Some 36 other species of extinct bird are also described including the Great Water Hen, The Almost Flightless Heron and Leguat's Starling. This is the most important work on the subject since the studies of Strickland and Rothschild. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Nine Stories

      Boston: Little Brown, 1953 Original cloth and dust jacket, price-clipped. Very slight rubbing to jacket. Fine FIRST EDITION. Advance review copy with publisher's slip giving the date of publication. This is a beautiful copy of what many consider Salinger's most important book. This landmark collection of short stories includes "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," "For Esmé with Love and Squalor," and "The Laughing Man." In her review of Nine Stories in the New York Times, Eudora Welty wrote, "J. D. Salinger's writing is original, first rate, serious and beautiful. Here are nine of his stories, and one further reason that they are so interesting, and so powerful seen all together, is that they are paradoxes. From the outside, they are often very funny: inside, they are about heartbreak, and convey it; they can do this because they are pure. The whole nine have an enchanting ease about them, a deceptively loose-appearing texture, a freshness and liveliness which might bid fair to disarm the reader, as he begins, say, the remarkable 'For Esme with Love and Squalor.' Nothing could be further from what Mr. Salinger is about to do to him. ... Mr. Salinger is a very serious artist, and it is likely that what he has to say will find many forms as time goes by-interesting forms, too. His novel, 'The Catcher in the Rye,' was good and extremely moving, although-for this reader-all its virtues can be had in a short story by the same author, where they are somehow more at home.".

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         ANTHEM

      Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1953. First American Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 105pp.; VG/VG-; spine black with green and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.00'; mild chipping to head and tail of spine, scuffing to front cover, small chip missing to upper fore corner of rear cover; slight age-toning to pages; name written on ffep; first US edition, which was printed significantly after the first UK edition in 1938; LP consignment; shelved case 8, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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         The Price of Salt

      -Bantam (1953)-. Published only two years after Strangers on a Train, Highsmiths openly lesbian novel, rejected by her first publisher, and only in the 1990s published under her own name as "Carol", followed in the 2000s by the film. Second printing of the Bantam paperback edition in September 1953 at 25 cents, following the first Bantam edition of August the same year (at 35 cents). Number 1148. Some minor creasing at the top right, spine a little worn at the base with some creasing and rubbing, final page block looks a little tender and is slightly offset, a little creasing to the rear head edge corner, and some very minor loss of laminate at the rear head edge. Otherwise a very serviceable, and collectible copy of a scarce item. More pictures can be made available. I have just catalogued 49 Patricia Highsmith first editions and proof copies from my own collection. Please ask for a list if you are also a collector.

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         Hornblower and the ATROPOS

      Little Brown & Co, New York 1953 - SCARCE, the true first edition of C. S Forester's fifth Horatio Hornblower novel, precedes the Michael Joseph London edition, and RARE in such handsome condition. Near Fine, top edge foxed, hints of toning to end pages, in an ever-so-close to Fine dust jacket, minute rubs at the flap tips .A superb dust jacket indeed ! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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         [Photo Album]: Korean War: Homefront and Front-Line (including Heartbreak Ridge)

      , 1953. 1953. Very Good. Plastic spiral-bound with flexible plastic wrappers. Front cover and a couple of leaves detached, but otherwise both album and images are near fine. The album contains 170 black and white gelatin silver photographs mounted using paper corners. Most photographs are 3" x 3.5" or 4" x 3.5". A few photographs are lacking, but the album doesn't appear to have been pillaged. Streeter's dogtag is laid into the album. Approximately the first two-thirds of the album documents the stateside, married life of a 1950s army officer, the final third documents Lt. Streeter's service as the Pioneer and Ammunition Platoon Leader in the 3rd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division in 1952. The album, particularly the Korean photographs, are very well captioned in white album ink.. The beginning of the album follows both Streeter's prosaic family life, and military and base images, mostly at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky, but also with images of vacations in Pennsylvania and at the New Jersey shore. Once Streeter is shipped to Korea, the regiment was in almost continuous combat along the 38th parallel, where it earned five campaign streamers and a Korean Presidential Unit Citation. Streeter's photographs were taken while the regiment defended Heartbreak Ridge and the Punch Bowl. Among the photographs are images of defensive positions along Heartbreak Ridge, a dedication ceremony for a command post named in honor of two men killed in action, equipment assigned to the Recoilless Rifle Platoon (75 mm Recoilless Rifles, 50 caliber Machine guns, and 3.5 inch Rocket Launchers), the Mortar Platoon (81 mm Mortars), and the Machine gun Platoon (heavy and light machine guns), Lt. Streeter using a Flame Thrower, the P&A Platoon in formation and at work, sandbag bunkers built by Lt. Streeter's platoon, Lt. Streeter with captured Russian weapons, the command group conducting reconnaissance for Operation Slash, a Korean Service Corps worker and a South Korean infantry patrol, and a helicopter evacuating two seriously wounded men. A nice selection of front line images from the Korean War.

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         The Charioteer

      Longmans, UK 1953 - 1st Edition 1953. Renault's classic novel of Homo sexual love played out during the evacuation at Dunkirk. This is firsts of her works to feature male homosexuality as a major theme. Book is near fine and very bright. The wrapper is very good++ and very bright. Now very scarce, even more so in this condition. More images can be taken upon request. Ref11673 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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         Casino Royale - INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR

      Jonathan Cape, London 1953 - HARDBACK - FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOND NOVEL INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR - A very good book that has light foxing to the first and last couple of leaves, the rest of the inner text is clean. The black boards are clean, as is the spine with no fading to the red lettering or to the heart on the front board. No bumping or indentations to the corners of the book. Internally there is an inscription by the author on the front free end-paper. The inscription reads: "JACKIE / TO READ ON THE TRAIN / FROM / THE AUTHOR". The dust wrapper is also a very good example, with minor, shallow chipping to the spine tips and also to the corners of the front and rear flap folds. There was a very small strip of tape un-necessarily applied by a former owner to the verso of the wrapper at the spine's crown. This has been professionally removed by a specialist paper archivist leaving just a touch of very minor ruffling to the spine tip. Lightly soiled to the rear panel, with the publisher's printed price of 10s. 6d. net present to both the front and rear flaps, as called for. No Sunday Times review to the front flap, denoting the correct first impression dust wrapper, published by Jonathan Cape in 1953. In our experience, the use of the rather formal words "The Author" by Fleming as opposed to the jocular "Ian" or "Ian Fleming" is a fairly common occurrence with the first three Fleming titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         [The six milestone papers on the structure of DNA in original wrappers:] 1. WATSON, J. D. & CRICK, F. H. C. Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid; 2. WILKINS, M. H. F., STOKES, A. R. & WILSON, H. R. Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids; 3. FRANKLIN, R. E. & GOSLING, R. G. Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate, pp. 737-41 in Nature, Vol. 171, No. 4356, April 25, 1953. 4. WATSON, J. D. & CRICK, F. H. C. Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid, pp. 964-7 in Nature, Vol. 171, No. 4361, May 30, 1953. 5. FRANKLIN, R. E. & GOSLING, R. G. Evidence for 2-Chain Helix in Crystalline Structure of Sodium Deoxyribonucleate, pp. 156-7 in Nature, Vol. 172, No. 4369, July 25, 1953. 6. WILKINS, M. H. F., SEEDS, W. E. STOKES, A. R. & WILSON, H. R. Helical Structure of Crystalline Deoxypentose Nucleic Acid, pp. 759-62 in Nature, Vol. 172, No. 4382, October 24, 1953.

      London: Macmillan, 1953. First edition, in the form in which they first appeared, of six crucial papers documenting the discovery of the structure of DNA and the mechanism of the genetic code. The first is Watson & Crick's paper 'Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid', 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). Watson & Crick's paper is here accompanied by their paper published one month later, 'Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid,' "in which they elaborated on their proposed DNA replication mechanism" (ibid.), together with one of the papers which provided the experimental data confirming their proposed structure, a follow up to 'Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids' by Wilkins et al. Also included is the 1961 paper 'General Nature of the Genetic Code for Proteins,' documenting Crick's team's efforts to crack the genetic code, amassing evidence suggesting that "the amino-acid sequence along the polypeptide chain of a protein is determined by the sequence of the bases along some particular part of the nucleic acid of the genetic material" (p. 1227), and that each acid was most likely coded by a group of three bases. 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." The first three papers were issued together in offprint from, but the journal issue offered here preceded the offprint and is actually rarer on the market. 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 offered 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." 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.' "Five weeks after Watson's and Crick's first paper in Nature, their second appeared, in which, after explaining the structure and the evidence all over again, they pursued some of the genetical implications. These flowed from the most novel, most fundamental fact of the model: "Any sequence of the pairs of the bases can fit into the structure. It follows that in a long molecule many different permutations are possible, and it therefore seems likely that the precise sequence of the bases is the code which carries the genetical information. If the actual order of the bases on one of the pair of chains were given, one could write down the exact order of the bases on the other one, because of the specific pairing." This immediately suggested, they said, how DNA duplicated itself. "Previous discussions of self-duplication have usually involved the concept of a template, or mould. Either the template was supposed to copy itself directly or it was to produce a "negative", which in its turn was to act as a template and produce the original "positive" once again. In no case has it been explained in detail how it would do this in terms of atoms and molecules." The elucidation of the structure of DNA called for a new kind of functional explanation. "Now our model for deoxyribonucleic acid is, in effect, a pair of templates, each of which is complementary to the other. We imagine that prior to duplication the hydrogen bonds [connecting the bases in pairs] are broken, and the two chains unwind and separate. Each chain then acts as a template for the formation on to itself of a new companion chain, so that eventually we shall have two pairs of chains, where we only had one before. Moreover, the sequence of the pairs of bases will have been duplicated exactly." Yet perhaps not always exactly: the model, or rather the mistake whose correction by Donohue had cleared the way for the model, suggested for the first time a physical, molecular explanation for the central phenomenon of genetics, namely the occasional, random appearance of mutations. If the sequence of bases carried the information for the organism, then a mutation might be no more than a single change in that sequence. In particular, they wrote, "Spontaneous mutation may be due to a base occasionally occurring in one of its less likely tautomeric forms." For example, though adenine normally paired with thymine, in the rare event that one of its hydrogen atoms shifted to a particular different position at the moment the complementary chain was forming, then the base could bond with the other pyrimidine, cytosine. On the next cycle of replication, the adenine, taking its normal tautomeric form again, would pair as usual with thymine, but the cytosine would pair with guanine and so, on one of the two new double helices, a change in the sequence of bases would have appeared. This was plausible, immensely exciting speculation: proof that a change of a single base pair can cause a mutation was several years away" (Judson). "The initial description of the linear duplex structure of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in the early 1950s was truly a monumental advance. At that time, technology did not exist for isolating a gene, determining its nucleotide sequence, or relating such a sequence to the amino acid sequence of the corresponding protein. Messenger RNA had not been discovered, and very little was known about protein synthesis. It was evident that there were many different proteins in the cells of each organism, and it was becoming apparent that most proteins consist of a linear sequence of amino acids ... how the nucleotide sequence of each gene was related to the amino acid sequence of its encoded protein remained a major unanswered question. "In their landmark 1961 Nature paper entitled 'General Nature of the Genetic Code for Proteins,' Francis Crick, Leslie Barnett, Sydney Brenner, and Richard Watts-Tobin finally solved the riddle. They concluded correctly that the genetic code is a triplet code, the code is degenerate, triplets are not overlapping, there are no commas (although introns were subsequently discovered), and each nucleotide sequence is read from a specific starting point" (Yanofsky, 'Establishing the Triplet Nature of the Genetic Code,' Cell 128 (2007), 815-8). Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 99; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 200. Garrison-Morton 256.3, 256.4, 256.8, 752.1, 752.7; Judson, Eighth Day of Creation, pp. 145-56 & 184-5. Norman 534. Four complete journal issues, 4to. 4347: pp. cxiii-cxxii, 317-336, i-xii, 337-358, cxiii-cxxx; 4356: pp. cclxix-cclxxviii, 709-732, i-xii, 733-758, cclxxix-cclxxxvi; 4361: pp. ccclv-ccclxii, 943-964, i-xvi, 965-986, ccclxiii-ccclxx; 4382: pp. ccxciii-ccc, 737-758, i-xvi, 759-780, ccci-cccviii; 4809: pp. ?????. Original printed wrappers.

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         ESSAIS DE PHILOLOGIE MODERNE; MIDDLE ENGLISH "LOSENGER" Sketch of an Etymological and Semantic Enquiry.

      Paris: Societe d'edition “Les Belles Lettres” 1953. First separate edition, first printing. First separate edition, first printing. Tolkien's own copy. 8vo. 14pp. Publisher's original stapled card covers, printed in black. A near fine copy, the binding firm and clean, the rear wrapper with a couple of light diagonal production creases. The contents are clean throughout and alas without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. With the posthumous “From the Library of J. R. R. Tolkien” book-label to the bottom centre of the upper wrapper. Whilst books from Tolkien's library are by no means rare (he had thousands of them, a small percentage of which went to institutions, the remainder dispersed within the book trade), his copies of his own works are decidedly so. (Hammond & Anderson B20). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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         A SUBSTANTIAL AND INSIGHTFUL CORRESPONDENCE between Hollywood Film Producer & Director GABRIEL PASCAL and Theatrical Producer JEAN DALRYMPLE, Talent Agent ROBERT LANTZ & others regarding potential film projects and a stage production by Jean Renoir of Pirandello's "SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR", eventually hinting at Pascal's musical adaptation of Shaw's "Pygmalion" the blockbuster "MY FAIR LADY".

      New York, Hollywood, Rome, etc. June 9th, 1948 through July 23, 1953. [1953]. [1953]. - - The substantial correspondence beginning June 9th, 1948 through July 23, 1953 documents the history of several attempted projects, including an attempt at a stage production of Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author" to be directed by Jean Renoir. The communication and exchange of letters between Gabriel Pascal, Jean Dalrymple, Robert Lantz and others consists of 12 telegrams by Pascal, 11 typed letters signed by Gabriel Pascal, including 3 with substantial annotations in ink by him, 8 retained copies of typed letters by Pascal, 2 letters of agreement signed by both Gabriel Pascal & Jean Dalrymple, 10 retained copies of typed letters signed by Jean Dalrymple, including one with substantial corrections in pencil by her. One typed letter signed by Dalrymple and another typed letter by Dalrymple, this one unsigned. 5 typed letters signed by Robert Lantz plus 5 retained copies of letters by Lantz. A typed letter signed by Leo S. Lavandero of Yale University's Department of Drama. 2 typed letters signed by John R. Beck, the treasurer of the Gabriel Pascal Enterprises, Inc. A typed letter signed by attorney Lee Moselle with annotations in ink by Pascal. A typed letter signed by attorney Howard I. Rubin with attached documents relating to the board of directors of the Gabriel Pascal Enterprises, Inc., and 2 copies of a press release by Gabriel Pascal distributed by Jean Dalrymple.The theatrical producer, publicist and agent Jean Dalrymple, was acting on Gabriel Pascal's behalf when he sent her the following telegram on June 9th, 1948: "Very urgent please obtain from General Motors . following parts for Pontiac 1939 Model 30 HP 6 cylinder one clutch carbon pad thrust." The receipt for the part and for several other purchases together with a 2 page typed account of his purchases and expenses are attached. It is interesting to note that among the items enumerated are such things as "Cigars Dunhill" , a fishing rod, and "Romeo & Juliet", the latter likely tickets for the play. In a typed letter dated January 7th, 1950, Gabriel Pascal writes about "Firestone - Jean Simmons Films" and signs himself "Your old brother Gabriel" following substantial regards penned in ink. In a telegram dated February 8th, 1950, Pascal indicates that "Selznick [is] offering me Gregory Pecks services for Devils Disciple . if you can prove within this week that production money is secured I would be willing postpone Androcles to September." By February 16th though, Pascal has abandoned the project. Writing from Rome "I stopped negotiations regarding Gregory Peck because Selznick's pretensions were too big." and he has concerns that the financing attempts are not making a good impression with George Bernard Shaw. Signed "Gabriel" in green ink. In the retained copy of a letter dated June 9th, 1951, Jean Dalrymple mentions sending Gabriel Pascal a copy of "More Than Music". Pascal replies in a telegram dated August 25th, 1951 that "we definitely decided to proceed with the production of 'More Than Music' only and and forget the Liszt idea completely." Though there are further discussions about the project, it appears that it did not get the necessary traction. In a playful letter on RKO Radio Pictures stationery dated April 7th, 1952, Gabriel Pascal refers to Jean Dalrymple's husband General Ginder: "I received the charming postcard from Cuba signed by you and 'The Colonel'. What is he preparing--a revolution against the real president?" In a typed letter signed by Robert Lantz dated November 22, 1952, the subject of staging a production of "Six Characters in Search of an Author" is broached. In a 2-page letter dated November 24, 1952 typed on her personal stationery, Jean Dalrymple urgently writes to Joseph B. Phillips at the State Department. Reminding Joe that Gabriel Pascal, "the producer and director of the George Bernard Shaw films - 'Pygmalion,' 'Major Barbara,' 'Caesar and Cleopatra,' and the soon-to-be-released 'Androcles and the Lion' -- is [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Simple Takes a Wife

      Simon and Schuster, 1953-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. 1st printing. Inscribed by Langston Hughes (1953). 240 pages ; 22 cm. Publisher's pictorial boards. Cover wear. Light tanning to pages. Limited ed. of 300 copies.

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         Typed Letter Signed

      Washington, D.C: Not published, 1953. Book. Very good condition. Signed by Author(s). 1 page typed letter, signed by Eisenhower. Addressed to John J. Conlon on White House letterhead; discolored border and tape on reverse from framing, with minor toning to front. Dated January 28, 1953. Americana, U. S. President (1953-61)..

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        The Foundation Trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation

      New York: Gnome Press, 1953. Mixed. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Asimov's famous series, complete in 3 volumes. All stated first editions, mixed issue. Hardcovers. Published 1951, 1952 and 1953. Individual descriptions: 1. Foundation. Blue boards. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Pages tanned. Later issue dust jacket with ads for the other two volumes on the rear flap; priced 2.75 present; mild wear to the spine ends and corners. 2. Foundation and Empire. Red boards. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. Pages tanned. Later state jacket with blue palette; shallow loss at the spine ends and corners; one small puncture to rear fold. 3. Second Foundation. Blue boards. Very Good in a Fine FACSIMILE dust jacket. Boards rubbed and bumped along edges; shallow snag to the crown of the spine; light soil to the margin of less than 10 pages. 3 volumes.

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