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        Cakes and Ale.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, [1954]. Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard. With an original lithograph and decorations by Graham Sutherland. Octavo. Original white half calf, dark blue morocco label, dark blue calf boards, author's device to front board in blind, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, partly unopened. Housed in the publisher's slipcase and with the remains of the original acetate cover. Lithographic portrait frontispiece and illustrations in the text by Graham Sutherland, facsimile reprints of the the first and last two pages of the original manuscript. A few small nicks to spine. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, the first with Graham Sutherland's illustrations, published to mark the author's eightieth birthday. Number 93 of 1,000 copies signed by the author and the artist. Cakes and Ale was first published in 1930.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sweet Thursday

      Heinemann, 1954 A fine first UK edition in a fine dust jacket, inscribed humorously by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell case.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        9 Radierungen zur Orientreise [1954].

      (Darmstadt, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, (1954-)1963. Gr.-Fol. (38,5 x 32,5 cm). 9 num. u. sign. Orig.-Radierungen, lose in OKart-Umschlag. Erste Ausgabe. - Nr. 33 von 50 Exemplaren. - „Die Arbeiten dieser Mappe sind das Ergebnis einer Reise des Künstlers durch Nordafrika und den Vorderen Orient im Jahre 1954. In langsamem Reifen entstanden die vorliegenden Radierungen in den Jahren 1954-1962. Die Auflage dieser nur für die Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft hergestellten Mappe beträgt 50 vom Künstler numerierte und handsignierte Exemplare. Den Druck besorgte die Kupferdruckerei Käthelhöhn in Wamel am Möhnesee auf Kupfertiefdruckkarton der Papierfabrik May & Spies in Düren, die Buchbinderarbeiten die Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 1963“. - Vorliegendes Exemplar im Orig.-Umschlag, jedoch ohne die Halbleinenmappe. - Gutes Exemplar. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Schlotter, 9 Radierungen zur Orientreise [1954], Orient, Afrika, Mappenwerke, Graphik, Grafik, Radierungen

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        Hard Candy. A Book of Stories

      New Directions, (New York) 1954 - First edition. Tall octavo. Some soiling and a small stain along the edge of the spine, about very good in a worn, first issue royal blue slipcase, in a custom chemise and quarter morocco clamshell case. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Tennessee Williams to Paul Bowles at a later date: "To Paul, for many years. Tennessee, 1962." Both Paul and Jane Bowles have Signed their names beneath the printed dedication: "For Jane and Paul Bowles." Additionally, in the upper corner of the flyleaf where Williams's inscription appears, Paul Bowles has printed: "Paul Bowles / Jane Bowles / Tangier 1954." About the time of Williams's inscription, Bowles had recently completed the musical score of Williams's play *The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore*. Presumably the best copy in the world. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Widows of Thornton (Advance Copy)

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1954 - First USA Edition. Near Fine book with slight wear to the spine ends, in near fine Dustjacket with some rubbing to the spine folds. Advance copy with the slip laid in. Signed by the author on the title page. Taylor's third book, and second story collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Solvable and Unsolvable Problems [pp. 7–23 in Science News 31] [SOLD WITH] Turing's obituary by Max Newman, original newspaper clipping, loosely laid in

      Penguin Books 1954 - Whole volume of Penguin Science News 31, containing Turing's final publication. LOOSELY LAID IN IS TURING'S OBITUARY, PUBLISHED IN THE TIMES AND WRITTEN BY HIS COLLEAGUE MAX NEWMAN. 'Solvable and Unsolvable Problems' is described by Turing's biographer as follows: "His last publication was in Penguin Science News, written like a modern Scientific American article [.]. Written vividly but from the perspective of a pure mathematician, its final words concerned the interpretation of unsolvable problems, such as the halting problem for Turing machines." The obituary, which is loosely laid in here, was published in The Times, 16 June 1954, and is of course an exceptionally scarce document, not to mention a poignant one. It is also important because Newman specifically claims that Turing was interested in the possibility of building a real computer as early as the late 1930s, a time when Turing's published work was entirely theoretical. The original clipping offered here is therefore a wonderful survival. Condition: near fine; Science News is in remarkable condition, the only point of note being the age-toning to the paper that is found on all Penguins of this period; there are one or two minute nicks to the cover and spine but these are almost too small to note; the newspaper clipping is likewise age-toned, and is of course folded, but is also in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Danske Stole Danish Chairs

      Host & Sons Forlag, Copenhagen 1954 - First Edition, 1954. Near Fine, a few stray spots of foxing. RARE, especially in such lovely condition. 92 pages, 86 of which are excellent black and white photographs. Photos by Erik Hansen and Keld Helmer-Petersen. Text in Danish and English. A midcentury modern classic. Size: Large 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Kleine Westfälische Reihe. 77 Einzelhefte in 21 Halbleinen gebundenen Bänden

      Gemeinschaftsverlag: Aschendorffsche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Deutscher Heimatverlag Ernst und Werner Gieseking, Münster - Bielefeld 1954 - Westfälischer Heimatbund (Hrsg.): Kleine Westfälische Reihe. 77 Einzelhefte in 21 Halbleinen gebundenen Bänden. Gruppe I: Nr. 1 - 8. Gruppe II: Nr. 1 - 3, 5 - 9. Gruppe III: Nr. 1 - 9, 12, 13 - 16. Gruppe IV: Nr. 1, 2, 4, 6 - 11. Gruppe V: Nr. 1 - 8, 10, 11. Gruppe VI: Nr. 7, 10 - 28, 29 (zwei Titel), 32. Gruppe VII: Nr. 2 - 4. Gruppe VIII: Nr. 1 - 3. Gemeinschaftsverlag: Aschendorffsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Münster Westf. und Deutscher Heimatverlag Ernst und Werner Gieseking, Bielefeld-Bethel 1954 - 1974. 21 Halbleinen gebundene Bände (kein Originaleinband) mit 77 broschierten Einzelbänden mit jeweils zwischen 20 und 30 Seiten, teilweise mit Illustrationen, Besitzvermerke, sonst ordentlicher Zustand. - Volumen. Folgende Einzelbände liegen vor: Gruppe 1:Westfälische Landschaft. I/1: Brockpähler - Moor und Heide. I/2: v. Kürten - Ruhrtalfahrt von Werden bis zur Hohensyburg. I/3: Lorenz - Das Tecklenburger Land. I/4: Windthorst - Die Heide. I/5: v. Kürten - Ein Sommertag im Hönnetal. I/6: Stichmann - Auf stillen Waldpfaden. I/7: Geers - Bauernhöfe im Münsterland. I/8: Geers - Talsperren im Sauerland. Gruppe 2: Natur- und Tiergeschichten. II/1: Tuch - Schüsse im Nebel. II/2: Huttel - Jäger Jörg und der Wildschütz. II/3: Althaus - Wie Malepartus unterging. II/5: Althaus - Abenteuer im Schluchtwald. II/6: Stichmann - Heimischen Tieren auf der Spur. II/6: v. Fürstenberg - Der Leithundmeister. II/8: Stöver - Kleine Welt zu deinen Füssen. II/9: Verspohl - Vom glücklichen Leben. Gruppe 3: Geschichte und Volkstum. III/1: Kracht - Von Tödden, Kiepenkerlen und Heringsfängern. III/2: Kracht - Kumpel - Glückauf. III/3: Wienke - Pannemakers Wanderfahrt. III/4: Kock - Dreiklang des Glaubens. III/6: Schlinkert - Rund um den Draht. III/7: Schneidersmann - Westfälische Siedler an der Westküste Südamerikas. III/8: Robert - Ein Pferd im Wappen. III/9: Wegmann - Westfalenfahrt. III/12: Spruth - Herzog Maelo. III/13: Erdmann - Unter und über Tage. III/14: Bücker - Münsterländische Geschichten. III/15: Möller - Von den Bienen und der Imkerei. III/16: Frehe - Am Herdfeuer. Gruppe 4: Westfälisches Volksgut. IV/1: Brockpähler - Plattdeutsche Rätsel aus Westfalen. IV/2: Dege - Die Welt der Dämonen. IV/4: Pöhler - Die Glückskelche. IV/8: Kleibauer - Das Hünentor. IV/9: Krosenbrink - Bauernwitz und Bauernklugheit. IV/6: Tönne - Von Holden und Unholden. IV/7: Wurmach - Von Bergmännern und Hammerschmieden. IV/10: Kleibauer - De drei Buernuungs u.a. IV/11: Pöhler - Wenn ich die Welt zu regieren hätte. Gruppe 5: Berühmte Westfalen. V/1: Kahle - Wolter von Plettenberg. V/2: Luhmann - Fink im Baum. V/3: Jung - Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling. V/4: Hasenkamp - Der Kardinal. V/5: Kiepke - Johann von Sporck. V/6: Senger - Das Leben des Heiligen Liudger von Altfrid. V/7: Kiepke - Engelbert Kämpfer. V/8: Laumanns - Edelherr Bernhard II zur Lippe. V/10: Kracht - Fritz Harkort. V/11: Kracht - Friedrich von Bodelschwingh. Gruppe 6: Westfälische Dichter und Erzähler. VI/ Erster Sammelband Westfälische Dichter und Erzähler. VI/7: Bertelsmann - Die Ahrenshofer. VI/10: Vernekohl - Das Jugendbildnis. VI/11: Schwarze - Heimweh nach den Weiten. VI/12: Segin - Augustin Wibbelt. VI/13: Göbel - Friedrich Wilhelm Grimme. VI/14: Pöggeler - Der Befehl. VI/15: Thiekötter - Neue Lyrik in Westfalen. VI/16: Vollmer - Zwischenspiel in Salzuflen. VI/17: Bergenthal - Gedichte des Landes. VI/18: Reding - Der spanische Winter. VI/19: Meister - Der Bluthänfling. VI/20: Verleger - Deer alte Möhle. VI/21: Pöggeler - Der Direktor kam. VI/22: Enzinck - Begegnungen. VI/23: Wurmbach - Kalender-Geschichten. VI/24: Bergenthal - Bökendorfer Reise. VI/25: Damwerth - Die schwarze Gilde. VI/26: Röttger - Der Gast, der Knabe und das Wunder. VI/27: Wette - Maudersproak. VI/28: Aulke - Karl Wagenfeld. VI/29: Klein-Wynands u.a. - Lyrik zwischen Ems und Weser. VI/29(2): Luhmann - An de Poote. VI/32: Röttger: Prosa und Gedichte von Otto zur Linde. Gruppe 7: Westfälische Kunst. VII/2: Henze - 12 Jahrhunderte West [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seven Years in Tibet

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1954. First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Heinrich Harrer in the year of publication in both English and Tibetan. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chips to the spine panel. Seven Years in Tibet is an adventure classic that recounts Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer's 1943 escape from a British internment camp in India, his daring trek across the Himalayas, and his happy sojourn in Tibet, then, as now, a remote land little visited by foreigners. Warmly welcomed, he eventually became tutor to the Dalai Lama, teenaged god-king of the theocratic nation. The author's vivid descriptions of Tibetan rites and customs capture its unique traditions before the Chinese invasion in 1950, which prompted Harrer's departure. "One of the grandest and most incredible adventure stories I have ever read" (Santha Rama Rau, The New York Times Book Review).

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        A Fable

      Random House, 1954. First edition, limited issue, one of 1000 copies, signed by the author., 1954.. First edition, limited issue, one of 1000 copies, signed by the author.. Fine in very good publisher's mylar with some shallow chipping to upper edge and a short tear to lower spine, in handsome leather backed marbled board slipcase with folding chemise.. Blue cloth.

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        Gesammelte Werke. 11 Bände (von 13). Hrsg. von Maria Scheler und Manfred S. Frings. Band 1: Frühe Schriften; Band 2: Formalismus; Band 3: Umsturz; Band 4: Politisch-pädagogische Schriften; Band 5: Vom Ewigen im Menschen; Band 6: Schriften zur Soziologie und Weltanschauungslehre; Band 7: Wesen und Formen der Sympatie; Band 8: Wissensformen; Band 9: Späte Schriften; Band 10: Schriften aus dem Nachlaß 1: Zur Ethik und Erkenntnislehre; Band 11: Nachlaß 2: Erkenntnislehre und Metaphysik.

      Bern, Francke, 1954-82. - Zwischen 280 und 670 S. Wenige zarte Anstreichungen in Band 2. Jeweils Nummernschildchen auf den Schutzumschlägen. Schutzumschlag von Band 6 gebräunt. Sonst gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Gr.-8°. Originalleineneinbände mit Schutzumschlägen. Band 2,3,5 in 4. Auflage. Band 6,7,8,10 in 2. Auflage. Band 1,4,9,11 in 1. Auflage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sweet Thursday

      Viking Press, 1954 Uncorrected galleys. March 1954. Signed and inscribed by Steinbeck to Ernest H. Martin and Cy Feuer, a famous theatrical and movie producing duo. Ernest H. Martin was a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer. Cy Feuer was a theatre producer, director, composer, musician. Very good condition; shows wear. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.. Signed by Author(s). Special Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

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        The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Fellowship of the Rings, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

      Houghton Mifflin, 1954 A complete set of the first US editions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each volume has the correct first printing points, including the all important year on the title page. Very good in very good dust jackets. Much smaller printings than the first UK editions. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Waiting for Godot

      Grove Press, 1954. First U.S. edition., 1954.. First U.S. edition.. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a lightly toned spine, two short closed tears and minor abrasion with a touch of loss to spine tips, in mylar cover..

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        La Guerre et la Paix . Deluxe edition with an original signed lithograph by Picasso.

      La Guerre et la Paix .Deluxe edition with an original signed lithograph by Picasso. Picasso Pablo, Roy Claude. Published by Paris, Editions Cercle d'Art, 1954. Folio (15 5/16 x 11 5/8 Inches) (390x295 mm). Loose in Arche wove-covered wrappers, cloth chemise, and matching slipcase. Deluxe edition limited in 100 numbered copies on Arches paper, with an original lithograph by Picasso dated 10.2.54 signed in red pencil. This book provides a complete documentary record of the two Picasso's murals: La guerre et la paix, in the Chapel at Vallauris, South of France. Studies in pencil, preparatory sketches, related to the two murals, and also several reproductions of works done by Picasso in the 40th, which attest the artist hatred of war and desire for the peace. A reproduction of a canvas painted on 1954, Le hibou, serves as frontispiece. There are as well photographic reproductions of the two murals. The text that accompany this rare edition is from Claude Roy, a conversation with Picasso during the 1950/ 1954 reflecting on the man and his way of working. The Roy's essay: L'energie de l'espoir, complete the text of this book. Condition:Etching in very good condition, offsetting on the colophon from the reproduction of the painting Le hibou. In very good near fine condition. Ref: Cramer #67. MORE PICTURES ON REQUEST

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        Les épis mûrs

      first edition on the current paper.Precious autograph signed Rebatet Henri Beraud and his wife Germaine.spine skilfully restored, some clear foxinges on the guards. Gallimard Paris 1954 12x19cm broché

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        The Far West and Rockies Historical Series, 1820-1875

      Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark. 15 volume set, complete, in original green cloth, a mix of first and second printings (first issued between 1954 and 1961). Nibbling to top edge of two volumes; one volume with some pale soiling to spine, others with minor spots or scuff marks to boards. All volumes very clean internally, with no markings and sound bindings. Some pages unopened. A widely acclaimed work of scholarship, the set containes a wealth of valuable source material on the opening of the Rocky Mountain West, including journals and narratives of overland travel and the gold rush, material on railroad surveys and Indian affairs, accounts of the Utah Campaign of 1857-58 and the Powder River campaign of 1865, reports from Fremont's fourth expedition, the diaries of pioneering photographer William Henry Jackson, and two volumes of the letters and papers of journalist and mountain man Rufus B. Sage, with an annotated reprint of his Scenes in the Rocky Mountains. Volume 15 contains an index to the entire set. Clark & Brunet 118.

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        K2 the Savage Mountain

      New York: McGraw-Hill. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1954. Mylared dust jacket has light edge wear and sunning on spine. Black boards with red cloth spine and gilt. Lightly rubbed corners and edges with some wear on cloth. Clean interior. This desirable association copy is signed on the title page by five of the surviving members of the 1953 American Karakoram Expedition that attempted to climb K2: leader Charles Houston, H. R. A. "Tony" Streather, Bob Bates, Pete Schoening, and Deel Molenaar. This was the fifth attempt on the mountain but is one of the best-known stories of mountaineering, one that almost ended in total disaster. ; Color Photographs; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 334 pp; Signed by Collection of Signatures .

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        Birds of Arabia.

      

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        The Art of Eating

      Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1954. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by M.F.K. Fisher on the front free endpaper. Light rubbing to the bottom boards, very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the spine crown. "How wonderful to have here in my hands the essence of M.F.K. Fisher, whose wit and fulsome opinions on food and those who produce it, comment upon it, and consume it are as apt today as they were several decades ago, when she composed them. Why did she choose food and hunger she was asked, and she replied, 'When I write about hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the love of it . . . and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied.' This is the stuff we need to hear, and to hear again and again" (Julia Child).

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        YANG-MILLS THEORY: "Conservation of Isotopic Spin and Isotopic Gauge Invariance" (Physical Review: Volume 96 No. 1 pp. 191-195)

      The American Physical Society, Lancaster, PA 1954 - Yang-Mills theory that has been called "the most important cornerstone of theoretical physics." Gauge theory was extended to non-Abelian groups by the seminal work of the American physicist Chen-Ning Yang. 242 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are clean and crisp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Stemming the Tide.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1954., 1954. First US edition (utilising the British sheets). Octavo, pp. x, 379. Contains the fifty most important speeches Churchill made in the first two years after his return to office as prime Minister. Review copy with review slip laid in. An uncommon book with only 1850 copies produced. Green publisher's cloth with black titles and dark green decoration to spine, dark blue dustwrapper. Some light bumping to the headcap and tail, some general wear and loss to the edges of the dustjacket. a fine copy in a very good dustwrapper.

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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.. 16021815

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        Live and Let Die

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1954. No inscriptions. A VG copy in a G+ original dust jacket. Showing signs of general wear.

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        Aforesaid

      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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        THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION

      

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        A Fable (Signed Limited)

      Random House, New York 1954 - One of 1000 numbered copies signed by William Faulkner. This being copy number 145. Grey cloth boards with beveled edges. 8vo, 437 pages. White and blue crosses on front cover, title on spine, and top edge is black. William Faulkner in bright gilt on spine. Just about fine. Lacks the glassine. Binding is sound. Rich deep blue top stain. Publishers illustrated slip case is about very good. Some sunning and dust soiling. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        INVENTION OF THE MASER: "Molecular Microwave Oscillator and New Hyperfine Structure in the Microwave Spectrum of NH3" (Physical Review: Volume 95 No. 1 pp. 282-284)

      Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1954. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Announcement of the invention of the maser (Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) which is used in radio telescopes and spacecraft as low-noise amplifiers. Townes, Nikolay Bazov, and Alexander Prokhorov later won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work leading up to its invention. 309 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are clean and crisp.

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        SWEET THURSDAY [The Dedication copy]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. Boldly signed by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper and from his sister Beth's (Elizabeth Ainsworth's) library. The book is dedicated to her. First issue dust jacket, photo by Halsman without the blurb on the rear panel. 273pp, bound in beige cloth, lettered and decorated in red and blue. A fine bright copy in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket. An exceptionally nice copy, in a quarter-leather clamshell box. Provenance: Purchased from Steinbeck's sister, Elizabeth Ainsworth, through the Bonham's and Butterfield sale of Fine Books on February 18, 2007, in San Francisco.

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        The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

      London: Geoffrey Bles, 1954. 2nd Impression . Very Good Minus/Good. 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.5 cm). Dust jacket: Slight loss to head of spine to upper corners. Light marking to covers, darkening to panel on spine. Closed tear to front cover with small archival tape repair to reverse. Foxing to flaps, unclipped. The correct jacket, stating second impression to front flap. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: Slight fading to edges of covers, mark to outside page edge, foxing to endpapers, clean text throughout. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper dated 1954. Slight musty smell. A nice solid example of the second impression issued four years after the first edition. Overall book condition is Very Good Minus. Hardback. Printed pages: 173

      [Bookseller: Tarrington Books]
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        Cronaca universale della citta' di Mantova. Volume I ( - V)

      C.I.T.E.M. 1954 - 57 5 voll. in 4, pp. XLI + 789 + (1); 909 + (3); 797 + (3); 721 + (1b); 427 + (3). Qualche sporadica fioritura ai dd. per il resto bell'esemplare legato in mz. tl. ed. con angoli. Ponderosa opera sulla storia della citta' di Mantova con moltissimi documenti e notizie, fondamentale per gli studi di storia locale. ITA

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        Mystification

      Les Éditeurs Français Réunis, Paris, 1954 Signed Limited edition. 1/100 signed by Picasso, of a total limited edition of 530. Picasso illustrated this essay of Diderot's with four portraits of the great thinker, whose mind "anticipated and epitomized moral, psychological, and social opportunities and stresses attending the assimilation of science into culture" (DSB 4: 84). The portraits are reproduced in lithograph print form by Mourlot Frères, Paris. There were also 430 copies printed on vélin pur Lafuma. Text in French. Housed in publisher's slipcase. One of the smallest signed limited editions by Picasso.

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        Danske Stole Danish Chairs

      Copenhagen: Host & Sons Forlag, 1954. First Edition, 1954. Near Fine, a few stray spots of foxing. RARE, especially in such lovely condition. 92 pages, 86 of which are excellent black and white photographs. Photos by Erik Hansen and Keld Helmer-Petersen. Text in Danish and English. A midcentury modern classic. . First Edition. Pictorial Printed Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Large 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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        The Long Goodbye

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First US edition. 316 pp. Near Fine in Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket. Name written on paste down. Jacket chipped and creased at head and tail, date written on verso in pencil, but spine panel unsunned and bright with not much rubbing along edges-- much better overall than most examples. The Philip Marlowe mystery that formed the basis of the 1973 Altman film with Elliott Gould as Marlowe.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Woman Who Was

      Hutchinson 1954 - First UK edition, first printing 1954 Translated by George Sainsbury. Later published in the USA as "The Woman Who Was No More". This English edition is EXTREMELY SCARCE being the first publishedd collaboration by these two French writers to be translated into English. Fawn cloth with red lettering and noose design on spine. Pages a little tanned, some offsetting to endpapers o/w a very good plus tight copy in unclipped dustwrapper with rubbing to edges, one short closed tear at joint of spine and front cover and two short closed tears on rear cover, top and bottom. In 37 years of trading in crime fiction I have never seen this item before. A cornerstone book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Post Mortem Books]
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        Beyond the Hundredth Meridian ( inscribed by the author )

      Houghton Mifflin 1954 - The first printing with 1954 on the title and copyright page. This copy inscribed, on the first title page, by Stegner " to. cordially Wallace Stegner ". A decent copy in its original clipped jacket. There is on the verso of the title page, where Stegner's books are listed a large inked and dated signature of the previous owner. Some light foxing and general wear to both book and jacket, but generally a decent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ink]
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        YANG-MILLS THEORY: "Conservation of Isotopic Spin and Isotopic Gauge Invariance" (Physical Review: Volume 96 No. 1 pp. 191-195)

      Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1954. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Yang-Mills theory that has been called "the most important cornerstone of theoretical physics." Gauge theory was extended to non-Abelian groups by the seminal work of the American physicist Chen-Ning Yang. 242 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are clean and crisp.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery ABAA/ILAB]
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        THE GENTLE INSURRECTION

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1954). First Edition. Hardcover. Small owner's ink stamp at top of front endpaper not affecting inscription. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with light wear. Author's first book, graciously INSCRIBED and SIGNED at length for---- "Our first -- and warmest -- friends/in Chapel Hill./ Even we would-be writers grow/inarticulate when we attempt/to say how much the experience/of knowing certain other people/has meant to us--/You two have been like that, the/expression of a friendly nature/grown all too rare, a standard and/a challenge always--/I hope I might someday write/as well, as honestly, as individually/and originally, and with the same/admiration for the human spirit/as you have written in the/Weekly all these years--/ Sincerely and affectionately,/Doris Betts/May 5, 1954." A wonderful four-paragraph inscription in Betts's small hand filling up the entire front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        DIE FRAU. Konvolut von 10 Jg. zwischen 1954 und 1975 (in 17 Bänden).

      Wien: Sozialistischer Verlag, 1954 - 1975. - ca. 12.000 Seiten Angeboten werden die vollständigen Jg. 1954, 1956 bis 1958, 1960, 1965, 1973 und 1975, sowie Jg. 1955, Heft 1 bis 44 und Jg. 1971, Hefte 1 bis 26. 17 Bände. Insgesamt noch GUTER Zustand. Private Halbleinenbände, etwas berieben, Einband von Bd. 1960 / 1 beschädigt. Teilweise Besitzeinträge auf Buchschnitt und Titelblatt. Bindungen fest, Seiten vergilbt. zqx mbx Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        The Eye Of Love.

      London: Photography, 1954., 1954. First Edition. Wide octavo. Bound in pictorial soft paper boards. Black and white photographs throughout. Binding is a little rubbed, creased, worn to edges. Internally clean. With a foreword by Basil Burton. This photo essay follows a woman as she returns home, undresses, smokes a cigarette, gets ready to go out, and then heads to an empty hotel bar, where she apparently waits for an acquaintance. The woman is in fact Groebli's wife, Rita, and the collection has rightly been described as both wistful and romantic. Swiss-born, Groebli is known better in Germany, though this collection demonstrates his claim to be a world-class photo essayist.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        An Archive Relating to the Career of Broadway Actress Marian Winters

      - Most significantly, this archive contains seven holograph letters from Tyrone Power (signed ÒTyroneÓ); 13 pages in total. One is dated 1954, and the others, while undated, are also from the fifties; three are on his stationery, the rest on hotel letterheads. In addition, there are two Christmas cards and one for Easter, all signed ÒTyrone.Ó For the most part, the letters are to both Winters and her then-husband, and these are especially warm, friendly and chatty. Winters starred with Katharine Cornell and Power in the American production of FryÕs The Dark is Light Enough (her own copy of the English first edition; with a card inscribed by Fry and with two typed pages of additions and her annotations throughout, is included, as are three programs). Writing from London, probably in 1956, He refers to his movie work, ÒWe started the film last Monday, & this has been a bitch of a week. I think this Ôflick-makingÕ is for the younger generation.but itÕs fun to have oneÕs own production, & weÕre a wonderful cast & a hell of a story.Ó Power mentions that heÕll .Óbring ÔDevilÕs DiscipleÕ into town for a limited run sometime in October.Ó and that Ò.ÕDuchinÕ [the Eddie Duchin Story] seems to be doing pretty well - it opens here on the 19th.Ó In this archive are three programs for the Fry play, with Cornell, Power and Winters, a Playbill signed by the cast for Nobody Loves an Albatross (in which she appeared, in 1964) and two Playbills for the Lindsay-Crouse comedy Tall Story (1959), signed by its stars, Winters, Hans Conried and Marc Connolly. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Hanns Hopp. Fragmente zu einer architektonischen Gestaltungslehre. Manuskript des Bauhausarchitekten Hanns Hopp. Provisorischer Vorabdruck für ein Lehrbuch der architektonischen Lehrgestaltung. ( Getippt und danach reproduziert , In diesem Fall die reproduzierte Variante). Auflagenhöhe Unbekannt. Mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen.

      Selbstverlag,, Berlin, 1954 - 30 x 24 cm. Ca. 60 Blatt. ISBN: Keine. Schnellhefter Kartoniert, Gelocht. No jacket. Schnellhefter . alles auf den typischen DDR Materialien. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de, * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! In den frühen zwanziger Jahren ist der Baustil von Hanns Hoppe an der Formensprache des Expressionismus orientiert, um 1930 vom Bauhaus beeinflusst. In den 30er Jahren folgt er in seinen Privatbauten dem Geist der Zeit, der jedoch noch auf einem traditionalistischen Stil der Moderne basiert. Nach dem 2. Krieg bemüht er sich um eine Erneuerung des Bauhausstiles, beteiligt sich dann aber an den staatlichen Aufträgen in neuklassizistischem Stil in der Stalinallee und anderen. Mit seinem Beitrag für die Berliner Stalinallee war er wesentlich an der Formulierung der sozialistisch-realistischen Architektur beteiligt. GF. (MGT). jpg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Gids (Zeichnung Tigerkopf), mit beiliegendem Lageplan

      1954/55, Wassenaar 1954 - 18 x 13 cm 42 Seiten 170 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Zoof?hrer (Leopard)

      M?nster 1954 - 21 x 13 cm 100 Seiten 180 gr. guter Zustand (Titel oben eingerissen) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Mystification

      Les Éditeurs Français Réunis, Paris 1954 - Signed Limited edition. 1/100 signed by Picasso, of a total limited edition of 530. Picasso illustrated this essay of Diderot's with four portraits of the great thinker, whose mind "anticipated and epitomized moral, psychological, and social opportunities and stresses attending the assimilation of science into culture" (DSB 4: 84). The portraits are reproduced in lithograph print form by Mourlot Frères, Paris. There were also 430 copies printed on vélin pur Lafuma. Text in French. Housed in publisher's slipcase. One of the smallest signed limited editions by Picasso. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Une hirondelle joue de la harpe à l'ombre des pissenlits.

      PAB, Alès 4228 - Alès, PAB, 25 novembre 1954. Minuscule (62 x 84 mm) de [12] ff. Plein maroquin bleu roi, pièce de maroquin rouge incrustée au premier plat avec reproduction d?une des illustrations de Miró, dos lisse titré à l??ser, titre au plat inférieur dans une arabesque avec reproduction de la signature de l?artiste au plat inférieur à l??ser blanc, tête palladium, couverture verte à rabats illustrée conservée, étui bordé (Rameau). EDITION ORIGINALE de ce poème calligraphié et illustré de 8 dessins de Miró (dont un pour la couverture). Tirage à 61 exemplaires numérotés, exemplaire portant la signature de Miró au crayon. C?est l?un des plus petits ouvrages illustrés par l?artiste, il est très recherché et difficile à trouver : aucun exemplaire ne figurait dans les deux ventes publiques consacrées à l?éditeur Pierre-André Benoît dit PAB (Paris, Loudmer, 1994 et Paris, Tajan, 2015)Superbe exemplaire, portant la signature de Miró, dans une magnifique reliure d'art.

      [Bookseller: Librairie d'Apre-Vent]
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