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        Teatr. (Teatp). 1954. 11 issues

      Moscow (Moskva): Iskusstvo, 1954. Large 8vo. Original wraps. 11 issues for the year. Lacking issue 3. Later issues ISSN 0131-6885 1951--1959 -- ( ) « » -- , , . 1937 « ». 1941 1945, 1995, 1998--1999, 2009--2010. , 1990- ( 1996 1997 ). 2010 1 2 . 1945--1953 , 1954--1990

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        Live and Let Die

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Near Fine. Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1954. No inscriptions, lightly browned ep's. Covers VG+ in near fine original price clipped dust jacket, which has benefited from minor restoration to edges.

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        Improvisations 1954: Artists Equity Masquerade Ball--Spring Fantasia (Hotel Astor, May 20th)

      New York: Artists Equity Association, 1954. Original wraps. Near Fine. A beautifully-designed program of this 1954 society ball at the Hotel Astor, produced with the full co-operation of the New York chapter of the Artists Equity Association. Essentially, the program is a collection of lavish, full-color advertisements in the form of original lithographs executed by many of the leading artists of the day. Clean and Near Fine in its spiral-bound card wrappers, with wonderfully illustrated covers and crisp, bright pages thruout. Tall quarto, #1,974 of 2,000 copies issued. Artists contributing to the cause include Louise Nevelson, Leo Lionni, Reginald Marsh, Raphael and Moses Soyer, Ben Shahn, Jacob Lawrence, etc. "This is Volume V of IMPROVISATIONS, which was first conceived in 1950 from an idea by Julio de Diego"

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Find a Victim

      Knopf, 1954 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        History of Economic Analysis

      Oxford University Press 1954 - First edition. (Precedes the UK issue.) 1260 p. Light blue cloth with silver lettering. Very Good condition. Back flap of jacket laid in, otherwise gone. Clean pages-- no marks in text or bookplates, etc. Light bumping to corners, very light soiling to cloth. Front hinge starting. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Worship of Love: A Study of Nature Worship Throughout the World [Signed by Longworth; Signed by George Seferis]

      London: Torchstream Books, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. An about Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original dark brown cloth (mildly canted, some pushing at the spine ends and board corners, bare traces of wear, a bit of wrinkling to the first plate, spine label sharp and crisp), in a Very Good + example of the scarce dust jacket which matches the free endpapers and pastedowns (small chips with tears at the spine panel's upper corners, tape repairs to the inside of the jacket, tiny wear at upper panel corner turns to the spine flaps, mild wear and tiny chip to the spine label that does not affect the lettering, portions of some signatures are unopened); copy 298 from a Limited Edition of 975 copies, SIGNED BY T. CLIFTON LONGWORTH on the title page and FURTHER SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper to British author Rex Warner, his friend and the translator of some of Seferis' works. The front free endpaper also shows a single line in Greek which is underscored and under which has been drawn a series of arrows. Translated to English, the line, presumably written by Seferis or Longworth, appears to read "worship of sensual love on island of Cyprus" or "praise to worship of love on Cyprus". T. Clifton Longworth was deeply interested in the origins of religious belief and wrote extensively on the topic. In his studies of both ancient religions and present day tribal religions, Longworth determined the worship of love, that is, the adoration of reproductive organs as the symbol of the creative power, to be a common theme, running through the very first religions and constituting the first and most universal form of religious expression. This book presents an extensive study of the topic and, notably, the half-title carries the following printed statement: "The sale of this book is restricted to members of the Medical and Legal Professions, Anthropologists, Psychologists, Sociologists, Ethnologists and Students of Comparative Religion". In his research, Longworth visited Cyprus where he viewed the the sacred Cone of Aphrodite. He discusses it and the marvelous Greek statuary that evolved from it in his Introduction and in the book's first Chapter. George Seferis, a Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, was the first Greek ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Both he and British author Rex Warner - to whom Seferis presumably presented the book - were deeply interested in all things related to Cyprus, thus explaining both the giving of the book by Seferis to Warner and the single line written by under Seferis's signature. Copies of Longworth's books signed by him are quite scarce (this Limited Edition was not called to be signed), as are books signed by George Seferis. This copy, of course, carries both signatures and also constitutes a nice association between two noted authors, the Nobel Laureate George Seferis and the noted author and translator Rex Warner. RARE.

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        Mountain World 1954

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Good in Good dust jacket. 1954. First Edition. First English edition signed by eight 'Everesters." Mylared dust jackets has some chips and light rubbing and soil. Brown boards have bumped corners and spine ends. Spine slightly cocked. Light soil on top edge and one bumped corner of pages. First free endpaper has a few inked notes. The title page has the signatures of Hillary, expedition leader Lord John Hunt, Alf Gregory, George Band, George Lowe, Michael Wark, Charles Wylie, and Michael Westmacott, all members of the 1953 expedition. Illustrated with over 50 black and white photographs. The Mountain World was a yearly publication recounting expeditions throughout the world. This volume included accounts of the 1953 American attempt on K2, the Swiss attempt on Dhaulgiri, "Everest Ascended" by John Hunt, "Everest 1953" by Wilfrid Noyce, and more articles from other continents. An incredible and rare collection of autographs in this mountaineering journal. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 224 pp; Signed by Collection of Signatures .

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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1954. Limited Numbered Edition. Cloth. Near Fine+. A wonderful Signed Limited Numbered edition by one of America's most beloved poets, Robert Frost. Signed by the author on the limitation page and numbered 612 of 650 Limited Edition copies. Published on the occasion of the author's 80th birthday. The book is covered in textured green cloth with gold titling, with green endpapers, in near fine condition with only slight sunning to the spine but otherwise clean, square and solid. The slipcase is VG+; it is very solid and the outer spine label is complete; however there is slight sunning on the slipcase edges and touches of wear, all of which are common to this edition's slipcase. A lovely copy. This book is featured in the Parrish Books Premier Collection.

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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954 - First Edition; one of 1000 numbered copies signed by Faulkner. Bookplate; fine copy in the publisher's box (minor soiling and wear). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1954 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Elmore Leonard on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's grey cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Elmore Leonard First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Horton Hears A Who!

      New York: Random House, 1954. First edition. Quarto, original boards. Near fine in a very good price-clipped second issue dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper, "For Greg Barrett with best wishes Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss began work on Horton Hears a Who! in the fall of 1953. The book's main theme, "a person's a person no matter how small", was Geisel's reaction to his visit to Japan, where the importance of the individual was an exciting new concept. Geisel, who had harbored strong anti-Japan sentiments before and during World War II, changed his views dramatically after the war and used this book as an allegory for the American post-war occupation of the country. It was adapted to film in 2008, the cast included Jim Carrey and Steve Carell.

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        Ed. by Marcel Wyss, Dieter Roth, and Eugen Gomringer

      Bern, Spirale Press, [January 1954?] - 9 original prints. 600 copies. Zinc etching by Max Bill (cover); lithographs by Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Richard P. Lohse, Heinrich Eichmann, Mary Vieira, and Hans Hofmann; linoleum cuts by Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Verena Wickart-Loewensberg; and a woodcut by Camille Graeser. A vivid composition in black and red by Marcel Wyss appears to be a silkscreen. Literary contributions by many of the artists, as well as Hans Hofer, Hans Arp, Piet Mondrian, and others. [28] pp. in single sheets and folded signatures loose in paper covers. as issued. 49.8 x 33.7 cm. The spine of the blue paper cover is slightly faded (but not the apple-green ink of the print); some small chipping and tears in the edge and spine, and light creasing, Nevertheless, near fine. These early issues (of 9 published) are vanishingly scarce in the wild. A book on this fabulous publication is Spirale: an artists magazine 1953-1964, by Annemarie Bucher (Lars Müller Publishers, 2001; ISBN 978-3-906700-21-2). Please see also listing for number 4. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sweet Thursday

      The Viking Press, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The Viking Press, New York 1954. Signed by John Steinbeck at the front endpaper. Inscribed in 1959. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Second Printing of the First Edition. Cloth boards. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic by the Publisher. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear. Rubbing at the spine, age toning, spots at the page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, spots on the panels. Shelf wear, stains. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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      New York: The Viking Press, 1954. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/About Fine. Octavo. SIGNED "JOHN STEINBECK" ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Second edition (1954), with top edges not stained and a tiny red dot on lower right of rear panel. Bound in beige cloth stamped in blue and red, spine slightly age-toned; in a near fine dust jacket. Armorial bookplate; housed in a custom dark blue quarter-leather clamshell box. Goldstone and Payne, A33d.

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        Henry and Ribsy

      William Morrow & Company, New York 1954 - The first printing of the third "Henry Huggins" book by Beverly Cleary, seemingly scarce in the marketplace in a dust jacket. Beverly Cleary (b. 1916 - as of this writing, she had just celebrated her 100th birthday) is one of America's most successful children's authors, with 91 million copies of her books having sold. She has been recognized with numerous awards and has been an extremely influential children's author, with a gift for creating characters with whom young children could identify. Henry Huggins was first introduced in 1950 with a book of the same name; the second book in the series was Henry and Beezus, published in 1952. This volume, Henry and Ribsy, published in 1954, shows Henry and his dog Ribsy trying their best to stay out of trouble so that Henry's father would take them salmon fishing - all, of course, to no avail. With illustrations by Louis Darling (1916-1970), who illustrated many of Beverly Cleary's books as well as Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring". ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in bright red cloth, a vignette on the lower half of the front board of Henry riding a bicycle with Ribsy sitting in a box behind him, looking backward, black lettering on the spine, plain endpapers, title page has a different vignetter of Henry sitting with Ribsy above the title, illustrations scattered throughout the text; octavo size (approx. 8" tall), pagination: (1)-192. The pictorial dust jacket in yellow, red and black has the original price of $2.50 on the front flap, a summary of the book on both flaps, with the back panel being publisher's ads for other titles by the same author. ***CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners without rubbing, the black vignetter and spine lettering are crisp and sharp, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; the head and tail of the spine are lightly bumped and there are several very shallow bumps to the top edge of the front board, else fine. The unclipped dust jacket is, alas, good only; there is a short (approx. 2") closed tear at the head of the spine where is meets the back panel with a very small (approx. one-third inch) chip and a triangular hole in the back panel approx. one-quarter inch per side with some staining on either side, and some light overall edgewear. ***CITATION: Baumgarten, Author pg. 45. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Find the Constellations

      Houghton Mifflin, 1954 A very good first edition (1954 on title page and no mention of later printings on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with the original price of $3.00 still present on the front flap. Inscribed by the author with a color drawing on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Schmidt-Uphoff, Hans Erich. - "Komposition (Figuren im Raum)".

      - Farbmonotypie, in Rot, Grün & Schwarzviolett, auf hellbraunem Maschinenbütten, 1954. Von Hans Erich Schmidt-Uphoff. Unikat. 37,6 x 56,8 cm (Darstellung / Druckbild) / 47 x 65 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Kugelschreiber signiert und datiert. - Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. Hans Erich Schmidt-Uphoff (1911 Neumark in Sachsen - 2002 Dessau). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Bruder des Malers und Grafikers Helmut Schmidt-Kirstein. Lehre als Dekorationsmaler. 1931-33 Besuch der Akademie für Kunstgewerbe in Dresden. Als bildender Künstler Autodidakt. 1934 Übersiedlung nach Dessau. Dort bis 1945 als Grafiker bei Junkers im Flugzeugbau tätig. 1942-45 als Soldat im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1945/46 Kriegsgefangenschaft. 1946 in Venedig als Maler tätig. Im selben Jahr Rückkehr nach Dessau, wo er seitdem freischaffend arbeitete. Teilnahme an Ausstellungen des Verbandes Bildender Künstler Halle/Saale. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Das Auto - Motor und Sport - Heft 2 vom 23. Jan. 1954

      Vereinigte Motor Verlage Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1954 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) - Heft 2 -, 44 S. mit zahlreichen teils halb- und ganzseitigen Abbildungungen zum Thema "Automobil" (Typen, Technik, sportliche Ereignisse usw.), Originalheft mit farbigen Deckelbild und Deckeltitel gering unfrisch, Erhaltung 2 + // [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Histoire d'O :Avec Une Préface De Jean Paulhan

      Sceaux: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1954. 8vo, pp. 245. Original printed yellow wrappers. Later protective slipcase. One or two small spots of colour to wrappers, slight shaving to top edge of rear wrapper affecting the last few pages, otherwise a near fine, unopened copy. SMALL BOOK LABEL OF OLYMPIA PRESS BIBLIOGRAPHER PATRICK KEARNEY TO INSIDE FRONT WRAPPER. First edition, one of 600 numbered copies of which 480 were for sale. This copy out of sequence. GERSHON LEGMAN'S COPY, WITH HIS PENCILLED (ERRONEOUS) ANNOTATION. Anne Declos' notorious sado-masochistic love letter to Jean Paulhan -- who provides the preface to the book -- written in an attempt to reignite their love affair, and to rebut his assertion that women were incapable of writing erotica. For forty years after publication the identity of the book's author remained a secret; only in 1994, in his book The Good Ship Venus, did John de St. Jorre finally unmask (ungimp?) Desclos. St. Jorre's book was a biography of the Paris-based publishing house The Olympia Press; it was Olympia which published an unauthorised English translation of Histoire d'O almost simultaneously with this, the first edition. This copy bears a handwritten (unsigned) note by Gershon Legman, ascribing the authorship of the book to André Pieyre de Mandiargues. Though no stranger to erotica, de Mandiargues had no hand in this. An unknown but very small number of copies of the first edition carry a small red etching by Hans Bellmer on the title page. The etching is not present on this copy.

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        Eighd. engl. Albumblatt mit Notenzitat und Signatur, dat. April 1982 [10 x 15,3 cm] sowie Porträtpostkarte mit eighd. Signatur, dat. Wien 8.11.1954 [Fotogröße 11,4 x 8,1 cm].

      o.O., 1954 - o.O., 1954. Das Foto wurde von Anton Pischer gefertigt. Die Signatur und die Datierung befinden sich auf der Rückseite. - Leichte Faltspur beim Albumblatt. - Krenek, (1900 - 1991), gehört zu den stärksten und vielseitigsten Begabungen der Neuen Musik und kann heute als eine der repräsentativen Figuren der musikalischen Moderne gelten. Sein Schaffen und sein ästhetisches Denken sind durch die Spannung zweier widerstrebender Impulse gekennzeichnet: das von einem starken Individualismus geprägte Ausdrucksbedürfnis und einen hohen, durchaus elitären Kunstanspruch auf der einen Seite, und auf der anderen den weitschauenden Blick für die Wirkungsweise von Musik, eine darauf aufbauende rezeptionsästhetische Grundhaltung und nicht zuletzt den von humanistischen und liberalen Ideen geprägten politischen Weitblick. (Zitat DBE) - "My musical manuscripts are being collected by the the City Library of Vienna . a token of may hand writing." (Zitat) Deutsch

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        The complete Lensman series: Triplanetary; Galactic Patrol; Gray Lensman; First Lensman; Second Stage Lensmen; and Children of the Lens [6 Vol.]

      Fantasy Press, 1954. First Editions. Cloth. VG-Near Fine/Very Good+ in Archival Plastic Cover. A handsome set of all six first trade editions of Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith's well-known Lensmen series with "Triplanetary" inscribed by the author on a tipped-in page after the copyright page: "To the Fantasy Foundation-- with the hope that it will continue to be the Library of Congress of ??." The set includes Triplanetary (1948); Galactic Patrol (1950); Gray Lensman (1951); First Lensman (1952); ; Second Stage Lensmen (1953); and Children of the Lens (1954). Also laid in is a "Solar Credit" at The Detention, signed by Smith. This set is Smith's "History of Civilization," a cornerstone science fiction series, all in the original blue cloth bindings and pictorial dust jackets. The dustjackets are price-clipped on Galactic Patrol and Second Stage Lensmen, and all six have some light wear and darkening to dustjackets and books, some have moderate chips especially at the base of the spines (see the pictures). What is amazing is that the interior of the books are clean and quite bright, very nice for books that are over 65 years old; overall in Very Good+ condition. The Lensman series was a runner-up for the Hugo award for Best All-Time Series (the winner was the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov) and the series was one of the best-selling of the Fantasy Press titles Fantasy Press ever had. A very nice set.

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        The Summing Up

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1954 - Eightieth Birthday Edition; one of 391 numbered copies signed by Maugham. Ownership signature inside the front cover; tiny spot on the colophon page; fine in a very good publisher's slipcase.

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

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1954 The first edition in the incredibly rare first issue dust jacket, with the five Tom Swift titles on the back panel. Matches Carpentieri 1954A-1 point for point. In our experience, by far the rarest Hardy Boys first edition, the stopper for virtually every collection, so much so that collectors prefer to act like it does not exist. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Reach for the Sky. The Story of Douglas Bader. [Sixth Impression]. SIGNED COPY IN FULL MOROCCO

      Collins,, [1954]. 8vo., Sixth Impression, with frontispiece and 24 plates on 12; handsomely bound in burgundy full crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands tooled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON DEDICATION. Published five months after the first impression. Written by Paul Brickhill (already celebrated as the author of another RAF classic 'The Dam Busters', 1951), 'Reach for the Sky' remains the best account of the legless Battle of Britain hero. It was the basis of Lewis Gilbert's hugely successful feature film (1954) starring Kenneth More in what was arguably his finest role. One of the legendary figures of the Royal Air Force, Douglas Bader was from the outset an outstanding athlete. As a cadet at Cranwell he gained his 'blues' for cricket, rugby, hockey and boxing. He represented the RAF at both cricket and rugby and would probably have been capped for England but for the accident that changed his life and created a legend. In 1931 a near-fatal air crash left him legless. Knowing that no man with such a handicap had ever walked without a stick he nevertheless found his way back to fitness playing tennis, golf and many others sports. He even flew again, until the authorities determined that a pilot without legs could not fly and discharged him from the service. With the outbreak of War he fought to be readmitted, not merely to a desk job, but back to the cockpit. Finally he was given command of a flight which quickly increased to five squadrons as the RAF realised that he was not only an outstanding pilot but an inspired leader of men and a fighter tactician almost of genius. Even as a POW his spirit was such that his captors were forced at one stage to remove his artificial limbs to prevent the chance of his escaping. Enser, p.375 (recording the first edition)

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        Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte der Jagd. Bde I, III-IX u. XI-XII

      Berlin, Verlag Walter de Gruyter 1954 - 8°. Band I: De Arte Bersandi. Ein Traktat des 13. Jahrhunderts über Jagd auf Rotwild. (1954). 32 S. Mit Illustr. Broschüre i. klare Klebefolie eingeschlagen. *Nr. 276 v. 300 Expl.; Band I: De Arte Bersandi. Ein Traktat des 13. Jahrhunderts über Jagd auf Rotwild und Neptalym Cervus Emissus. Eine Jagdgeschichte des 14. Jahrhunderts. (1966). 2. erweiterte Ausgabe. 100 S. Mit Illustr. Pappeinband i. klare Klebefolie eingeschlagen.; Band III: Die Lehre von den Zeichen des Hirsches. (1956). 222 S. Mit Illustr. Pappeinband i. klare Klebefolie eingeschlagen. *Nr. 264 von 300 Expl.; Band IV: Das Jagdbuch des Petrus de Crescentiis. In deutschen Übersetzungen des 14. Und 15. Jahrhunderts. (1957). 196 S. Mit Illustr. Pappeinband i. klare Klebefolie eingeschlagen. *Nr. 239 von 300 Expl.; Bände V und VI: Deutsche Jagdtraktate des 15. Und 16. Jahrhunderts. Teil I und II. (1959). 216 u. 292 S. Mit Illustr. Pappeinband i. klare Klebefolie eingeschlagen. *Nrs. 248 bzw. 187 von 350 Expl.; Bände VII und VIII: Von Falken, Hunden und Pferden. Deutsche Albertus-Magnus-Übersetzungen aus der ersten Hälfte des 15. Jahrhunderts. Teil I und II. (1962). 232 u. 212 S. Mit Illustr. Pappeinband i. klare Klebefolie eingeschlagen. *Nrs. 187 bzw. 64 von 350 Expl.; Band IX: Deutsche Jagdschriftsteller. Biographische und Bibliographische Studien. Teil I [alles erschienen]. (1964). 348 S. Mit Illustr. Pappeinband i. klare Klebefolie eingeschlagen.; Band XI: Möller, Detlef: Studien zur Mitteralterlichen arabischen Falknerei-Literatur (1965). 170 S. Pappeiband; Band XII: Beiträge zu Vogelfang und Falknerei im Altertum. (1973). 160 S. Mit Illustr. Leinengebunden mit Schutzumschlag. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flashback (78 Issues from 1954-1972)

      Washington County Historical Society 1954-1972, Fayetteville, AR - Contains 78 issues. Single issues from this set are available for $25.00 (USD) each. Shipping is Media Mail $3.00 (USD) for first issue, $0.50 (USD) for each addition issue. Most Issues are mimeographed. Staple bound spines. 30pp in each issues. Most covers have B&W pictures. Local stories, Genealogy and Civil War. Size: 8 1/2" x 11". NOT ex-library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Inventory No: 024323. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tactical Exercise.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1954. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly sunned. An excellent copy in a bright jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front end paper to Anthony Powell: "Tony with love from Evelyn". Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown. An exceptional association linking two of the great novelists of the twentieth century. Tactical Exercise is a collection of short stories, published only in America.

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        Science and Civilisation in China. With research assistance of Wang Ling. Vol. I-III, vol. IV part 1-3, volume V part 1-4, in all 10 vols.

      - Cambridge University Press, London 1954-[85], 1st print. 4°, illustrated, orig. cloth. Kina korrektur Oriental Orienten korrektur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cheveux sur la soupe.

      Paris, Gallimard, 1954. - In-12, broché, non coupé, 253 pp. Edition originale. Un des 65 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, seul tirage en grand papier. N° 4. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres de A à Z]
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        Picasso and the Human Comedy: A Suite of 180 Drawings by Picasso (Verve #29/30)

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1954 - The 1954 1st edition of this suite of 180 Picasso drawings, which constitutes "Verve" issues 29/30. A solid, VG folio in its pictorial boards (which make up 2 Picasso lithographs themselves). And in a crisp, VG example of the matching pictorial dustjacket, which shows light chipping --and several small closed tears-- at the spine crown and along the upper edges. Still though, solid and very presentable. From the front dustjacket flap: "In this magnificent series of drawings Picaso reviews and comments upon his whole prodigious career. Styles and periods, the persons and inventions that have filled his incomparable canvases are held up before the detached eye of the master. This work has been produced under the direction of Teriade by the Master Printes Draeger Freres for the heliogravure in black and white and Moulot Freres for the lithography in color. The American edition is published through the co-operation of Verve and stands as one of their finest creations." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King (3 Volumes)

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. Hardcover. Good. First Edition; 14th, 8th and 9th printings, all in price clipped dust jackets, though corresponding impression statements present; maps at rear intact. Volumes in Good condition overall. Previous owner name at front. Generally soiled, spotted, stained and worn. Pages toned. Tears to top of rear panel of Fellowship of the Rings, with associated creasing. A bit tattered though an early set of Tolkien's classic saga.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A Good Man is Hard to Find

      Harcourt, Brace, 1954. Stated first edition with error on p. 125 (tyring). Black boards have a bit of fading and edgewear. Interior is clean. First state DJ has some chipping, creasing and soiling to back. Original price is faded but present. Superb collection of short stories.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good-. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Lindas Rare Books]
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      New York, Simon and Schuster 1954. 4°, 90 pp. with Illustrations, illustrated frontleaves, hardback with dustjacket. First edition with unclipped price ($ 2,95).- On the first with page inscribed by the author with a drawing, dat. New York Dec. 1954.- Dustjacket with some missing pieces at the edge, inside a clean copy. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Signed Books

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        THE MOUSETRAP (In Original Blue Gilt Presentation Binding as Commissioned By Agatha Christie)

      Samuel French, London 1954 - Christie, Agatha. THE MOUSETRAP. A Play In Two Acts. London: Samuel French, (1954). First (Acting) Edition. A Fine fresh copy bound in blue cloth with gold lettering, still retaining its original glassine dustwrapper (light contact marks to upper board, bit of off-setting to front-free endpaper, a few tears and nicks to the fragile glassine). On the upper board, along with the title and Agatha Christie's name, is the date 25th November 1958. One of a very small number of copies personally bound at the request of Agatha Christie for presentation to members of the original cast and crew, to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the play's success. The Samuel French editions were only printed in paperback form, these splendid author-bound examples are the ideal exception. Two other copies are known to us. One presented to leading actor Richard Attenborough, the other to director Hubert Gregg. This copy is unsigned, appears fresh and untouched, and still bears its original glassine wrapper; one can only guess as to whether it was indeed a gift to a specific person or simply a leftover copy. In any case, the book is lovely and one couldn't find a better example of this Agatha Christie rarity. THE MOUSETRAP has been playing continuously in London's West End Theater District since 1952, an extraordinary theatrical feat, and is nearly as iconic to London's tourist scene as Big Ben or Buckingham Palace. It reached 25,000 performances in 2012 and tickets are still available! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA]
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        Living Water A Novel in Four Parts

      Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1954. Green/blue/gilt covers. Frontispiece of Kozhevniko Liberary of Selected Soviet Literature Stalin Prize 1950 Author of Ocean's Brother 1939. Extra title page in Russian. Illustrated by D. Piatkin. Translated from the Russian by Bernard Isaacs 605 pgs. Very Rare OCLC finds 10 copies. Illus. by D. Piatkin. Historical Fiction. Owner's Bookplate. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        Lilus Kikus

      Los presentes, México 1954 - PRIMERA EDICIÓN DEL PRIMER LIBRO DEL AUTOR FIRMADA POR ELLA. FIRST EDITION FROM THE FIRST BOOK OF THE AUTHOR SIGNED BY HER. Tirada de 700 ejemplares unicamente. Colección "Los presentes". EXCELENTE ejemplar. 65pp + índice [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: 101PoE]
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        Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss defends his decision to strip J. Robert Oppenheimer of his security clearances

      Washington, July 13, 1954. 8" x 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed, ""Lewis Strauss,"" as Chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1 page, 8"" x 10.5"", Washington, July 13, 1954 to Mort Lewis of New York concerning the revocation of J. Robert Oppenheimer's security clearance in June 1954. Offered together with a retained copy of Lewis' letter to President Dwight Eisenhower concerning the Oppenheimer affair and printed pamphlet: United States Atomic Energy Commission, In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer Texts of Principal Documents and Letters of Personnel Security Board General Manager Commissioners Washington, D.C. May 27, 1954, through June 29, 1954 (Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1954) 67pp. 8vo. housed in titled paper wraps. Minor paperclip stains affect top left of letter and pamphlet, ink emendation to front wrap of pamphlet, minor marginal wear and expected folds to letter, else fine.Lewis Strauss (1896-1974) was a businessman, philanthropist and public official who figured prominently in the development of nuclear weapons after the close of the Second World War. His first interactions with Oppenheimer occurred in 1947, when Strauss, then a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, offered the former head of the Manhattan Project the office of director. However the two shared little in common. Strauss, also a member of the Atomic Energy Commission, was a conservative Republican, while Oppenheimer was firmly wed to the left, and had numerous communist associations. Over the ensuing years the two clashed over a variety of issues concerning U.S. nuclear policy.When Dwight Eisenhower offered Strauss the chairmanship of the Atomic Energy Commission, he accepted the post on the condition that Oppenheimer be excluded from all classified atomic work. Suspicious of Oppenheimer's former communist associations, and his tendency to downplay Soviet nuclear capabilities, in the fall of 1953, Strauss requested J. Edgar Hoover to begin surveillance of Oppenheimer, a task the F.B.I. Director eagerly accepted. In December 1953, the Atomic Energy Commission blindsided Oppenheimer with a list of charges which became the subject of a month-long series of hearings in May 1953 that resulted in the father of the Atomic Bomb being stripped of all his security clearances and never to work in government service again.The Atomic Energy Commission's decision enraged many, including Mort Lewis of New York City, who wrote a strongly-worded letter to President Eisenhower, observing among other things, that ""Dr. Oppenheimer's past associations were apparently an open book to those in authority. He made no attempt to conceal them. He made vast contributions to the development of the atomic bomb and apparently to the hydrogen bomb as well... Simply saying that we now have stronger, tighter security measures, means nothing in this case. Dr. Oppenheimer already has more knowledge of the atom and hydrogen bombs, I have read, in his head, than any other man in this country. To cut him off from atomic and hydrogen bomb secret information now is ridiculous when he has this information already...""Eisenhower passed Lewis' letter along to Strauss, who responded on July 13, 1954, enclosing the present published report from the Atomic Energy Commission, and referring Lewis to ""My conclusion on the principle issues involved... on pages 51 - 54 of the enclosure..."" and adding, ""I hope that an understanding of all of the factors in this case will lead you to the conclusion that the decision of the Commission not to restore the clearance of Dr. Oppenheimer was proper... I am certain that each of the Commissioners acted in accord with the dictates of his own conscience and in conformity with his oath of office as an official of our Government charged with especially grave responsibilities in these critical times."""

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      Grove Press, New York 1954 - 61 pp., 8vo. Cloth hardcover in dj. First edition. The classic play about madness, boredom, human suffering, cruelty & hilarity. Light cocking to spine but binding tight. Some faint foxing to textblock fore edge. Sm po pen sgnature to ffep & light foxing to feps, otherwise textblock clean & crisp. Slight soiling & wear to dj & sunning to spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        Food in England

      London: Macdonald,, 1954. Octavo. original orange cloth, titles in gilt. With the illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated throughout. In the toned dust jacket with wear to extremities, small chip to lower rear edge, closed tear to front top edge, tape to verso of top end of spine. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Food in England is widely regarded as the definitive history of English food and cooking techniques, and it remains unchallenged in its ambition and scope, an exuberant mix of oral history, anthropology, and traditional recipes. Copies in the illustrated dust jacket are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The complete Lensman series: Triplanetary; Galactic Patrol; Gray Lensman; First Lensman; Second Stage Lensmen; and Children of the Lens [6 Vol.]

      Fantasy Press, 1954. First Editions. Cloth. VG-Near Fine/Very Good+ in Archival Plastic Cover. A handsome set of all six first trade editions of Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith's well-known Lensmen series with "Triplanetary" inscribed by the author on a tipped-in page after the copyright page: "To the Fantasy Foundation-- with the hope that it will continue to be the Library of Congress of ??." The set includes Triplanetary (1948); Galactic Patrol (1950); Gray Lensman (1951); First Lensman (1952); ; Second Stage Lensmen (1953); and Children of the Lens (1954). Also laid in is a "Solar Credit" at The Detention, signed by Smith. This set is Smith's "History of Civilization," a cornerstone science fiction series, all in the original blue cloth bindings and pictorial dust jackets. The dustjackets are price-clipped on Galactic Patrol and Second Stage Lensmen, and all six have some light wear and darkening to dustjackets and books, some have moderate chips especially at the base of the spines (see the pictures). What is amazing is that the interior of the books are clean and quite bright, very nice for books that are over 65 years old; overall in Very Good+ condition. The Lensman series was a runner-up for the Hugo award for Best All-Time Series (the winner was the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov) and the series was one of the best-selling of the Fantasy Press titles Fantasy Press ever had. A very nice set.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Annual Automobile Review 1954-1955 No 2

      Edita S A, 1954, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Good. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, 195pp. Second edtion of the classic car series. Edgewear and light creasing to covers, 2cm by 1cm surface rub to foreedge of inside front cover, pencilled owner inscription and very faint watermark on back of last page, owner name on first page, slight waviness to outer pages. Spine uncreased, internal pages very good.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        History of Economic Analysis.

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1954. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Edited by Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter. Light rubbing, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown of the spine. Uncommon in the original dust jacket. At the time of his death in 1950, Joseph Schumpeter was one of the great economists of the first half of the 20th century and was working on his monumental History of Economic Analysis. A complete history of efforts to understand the subject of economics from ancient Greece to the present, this book is an important contribution to the history of ideas as well as to economics. Although never fully completed, it has gained recognition as a modern classic due to its broad scope and original examination of significant historical events. Complete with a new introduction by Mark Perlman, who outlines the structure of the book and puts Schumpeters work into current perspective, History of Economic Analysis remains a reflection of Schumpeters diverse interests in history, philosophy, sociology, and psychology. Major topics include the techniques of economic analysis, contemporaneous developments in other sciences, and the sociology of economics; economic writings from Plato and Aristotle up through the time of Adam Smith, including the medieval scholastics and natural-law philosophers; the work of Malthus, Mill, Ricardo, Marx, and the important European economists; the history, sociology, psychology, and economics of the period 1879-1914; and modern economic developments. Schumpeter perceived economics as a human science, and this lucid and insightful volume reflects that perception, creating a work that is of major importance to the history of economics.

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