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        Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954., 1954. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, embossed in gilt, with purple dust-wrapper. Gilt to binding is not dulled (as often found), edges clean, without the usual toning. Jacket shows a little edgewear and the mildest of toning to rear panel. Would be fine, but for price-clipping to front flap (although the original price of 10/6 is still present on the rear flap). A striking example of the the variant with the correct 'author's skill' text and the small section of purple colour which has crept onto the front flap, as described in the bibliography, page 61. ...Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr. Big - master of fear, artist in crime, and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition - he knows that Big is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem to the Everglades and on the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Mr. Big is one of the most dangerous men he has ever faced, and nobody,not even the enigmatic Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end. Gilbert A2a (1.1)

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        Live and Let Die.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954., 1954. First Issue, Second State. SIGNED by the illustrator Kenneth Lewis, with added inscription 'the dust jacket artist'. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper-covered boards, titled and decorated in gilt, with original dustwrapper crediting artist Kenneth Lewis to the front flap. The jacket is in the final proof-state with unclipped corners and correct spacing within the Irish Times quote on the rear panel. The front flap features a portion of the printer's guide colour marker-dot. This is the second state of the first issue, with Lewis' credit appearing 27mm below the final line of blurb on the front flap immediately below the blurb on the front flap, about two-thirds down. A very good copy; both book and jacket exhibiting some acceptable general wear, gilt to the covers remains bright, bumped at crown, jacket with a few small chips to extremities, clean rear panel. A very good example with impeccable provenance; I was fortunate enough to make the acquanitance of illustrator Ken Lewis whilst researching the bibliographical nuances of Ian Fleming. Gilbert A2a (1.2).

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        1954 Fritz Fischer Manuskript Zeichnungen Handschrift Zschokke Prophetenspiegel

      Buch, 1954 - (Bücher 11289) Original Manuskript von Fritz Fischer (1911 Unterwiesenthal -1968 München) mit 40 Orig.-Zeichnungen zu Zschokke's Prophetenspiegel: Heinrich Zschokke Prophetenspiegel Die Geschichte vom goldenen Taler Fritz Fischer, Juni 1954 Format: 28,5 x 19,5 cm Original-Umschlag 16 nn. Bl., mit 40 Original-Tuschfeder-Zeichnungen beiliegt ein Zeitungsausschnitt über Fritz Fischer und vorliegendes Manuskript; Verfasser Dr. Klasmeier (Hausschatz / Lies mich - Nr. 22; 1957) sehr gut erhalten Fritz Fischer war Schüler von Alois Kolb und Walter Tiemann an der Kunstakademie Leipzig. Seine erste Ausstellung hatte er während seiner Studienzeit, nach dessen Abschluss arbeitete er als Pressezeichner für die»Neue Leipziger Zeitung«. 1935 vermittelte ihm Gotthard de Beauclair die erste Buchillustration für den Insel Verlag (Wilhelm Hauff - Das kalte Herz). Die Vorgehensweise von Fritz Fischer war folgende:Er schrieb den gesamten Text der Vorlage ab um sich so dem literarischen Kunstwerk zu nähern.»Auf den ersten Blick mag das in unserer eiligen Zeit unsinnig und unrationell erscheinen. Für mich ist es aber der kürzeste Weg, um zu einem Ergebnis zu gelangen, denn während des Abschreibens dringe ich sehr viel tiefer [.] ein, als es beim bloßen Lesen möglich ist. Das Entscheidende ist aber, daß bei einer solchen Arbeitsweise das Bild organisch aus der Schrift erwächst«(Weltstimme, Jahrgang 27. 1958. zit. nach Badorrek a. a. O., S. [6]). Texte und Bilder bilden somit eine Einheit. Die gedruckten Bücher können diesetypographisch meist nicht wiedergeben.Der Künstler suchte sich die Vorlagen in den meisten Fällen selbst ausund erfüllte selten Verlagsinteressen. Erst nachdem ein Manuskript fertiggestellt war, machte er sich daran, Publikationsmöglichkeiten zu finden. Ein Großteil seines Werkes blieb so unveröffentlicht. Es gibt keine Druckgrafik von ihm. Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Live and Let Die (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954., 1954. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. SIGNED by the jacket artist Kenneth Lewis, with added inscription 'artist to the author / 004'. Publisher's black cloth-effect paper over boards, embossed in gilt, with purple dust-wrapper. Gilt to binding is dulled (as often found), edges clean, without the usual toning. Jacket has some small chips and tears, some edgewear and rubbing, discreet colour to tips but no paper repair, original price of 10/6 still present to both flaps. An inexpenve example of the scarce first issue with a curious inscription from the artist whose name was omitted on the earliest jackets. I was fortunate enough to make the acquaintance of illustrator Ken Lewis whilst researching the bibliographical nuances of Ian Fleming. Gilbert A2a (1.1)

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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. First Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Gilt stamping dulled and rubbed. Light lean to spine. Small scuff to foot of spine, small surface chip to cloth top of front hinge. Lightly edge worn. Previous owner details to front free end paper, bookseller label to front paste down. Small tear to bottom edge of page 61. A nice example of Fleming's second James Bond novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Mystification ou Histoire des Portraits. Préface de Pierre Daix. Texte et notes établis par Yves Benot. Illustrations de Pablo Picasso.

      Paris, Les Éditeurs francais Réunis, 1954. 90 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. EA. In franz. Sprache. Eines von 430 Expl. auf Vélin (jedoch ohne Nummer). Mit den vier Lithographien von Picasso. - Exlibris-St. a. V., leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst

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        Original Manuscript of HRH: THE STORY OF PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH (48pp Heavily Corrected Typescript w/ Authorial Revisions)

      1954 - Hilton, James (1900-1954). ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT for HRH: THE STORY OF PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH. 48pp, [n.p., n.d. but 1954]. A little known but quite significant manuscript for those interested in the earliest years of England's current Royal Family. -- In the fall of 1954, famed author and Oscar-winning screenwriter James Hilton ("Lost Horizon" "Goodbye, Mr. Chips") ("Mrs. Miniver") was asked by the Hearst Syndicate to provide a Sunday newspaper piece on "England's uncrowned king" Prince Philip who was then only little known to the British public despite being the husband of newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II. Prior to this biography, the only published biographical material on Philip was a short tabloid article by his valet. The full text of Hilton's biography of HRH: The Story of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was published in book form by Little, Brown (Boston, 1956) and shortly thereafter by Frederick Muller Ltd. (London, 1956). The manuscript's 48 leaves are typed on ordinary yellow paper stock. Virtually every page has been heavily revised by Hilton with much emendation; further, a large amount of additional holograph material appears on the versos consisting of general notes and draft paragraphs. The manuscript is almost entirely complete despite breaks in the pagination including the absence of those leaves numbered [2-5]; a comparison with the printed American text shows Hilton re-worked his opening with generous excisions and additions. Unfortunately Hilton, who traveled from the States to England for background research on this piece, almost immediately fell ill upon his return and died shortly thereafter. Consequently this manuscript represents Hilton's final achievement as a writer after a remarkably successful career -- and thus has dual importance as a first royal biography and a last creative effort by the one of the best loved authors of the era. Although this manuscript was sold with the rest of James Hilton's archive in 1999 by Christie's Los Angeles, it was buried amongst miscellaneous papers at the time and has only recently been identified and fully catalogued. More details and a full index are available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        D\'une Chine à l\'autre. Préface: Sartre.

      Paris, Robert Delpire, 1954. 4°, Leinen (12) Seiten, 144 (davon 8 doppelseitig) Photographien, (6) Seiten mit einer Karte. Ganzleineneinband mit Rückentitel u. originalem Schutzumschlag. Umschlag mit Randeinrissen u. kleinen Fehlstellen, innen sauber, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Fotogaphien, China

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        Probleme der Lyrik. Vortrag in der Universität Marburg am 21.August 1951.

      Wiesbaden, Limes Verlag, 1954. 3. Auflage 48 Seiten 8°, Englische Broschur. die Broschur gering berieben, am Rückdeckel mit kleinem Fleck und kleinem Randanriß, Buchblock sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz von Benn voll signiert und datiert ( 15. VIII. 55 / Flensburg), mit dieser Schrift wurde Benn erstmals nach 1945 in der deutschen Öffentlichkeit wieder wahrgenommen und bestimmte die Lyrik-Diskussionen für einige Jahre. Gottfried Benn (* 2. Mai 1886 in Mansfeld, Brandenburg - + 7. Juli 1956 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, berühmter Dichter und Essayist. Versand D: 5,00 EUR , , , , ,

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        Der Christ in der Welt Luther Deutsch. Die Werke Martin Luthers in neuer Auswahl für die Gegenwart - Band 7

      Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Berlin 1954 - Schutzumschlag an den Kanten leicht bestossen, an einer Stelle 0, 5 cm eingerissen und kleinen Wasserflecken am Rücken, Deckel geprägt, brauner Kopfschnitt, dieser leicht stockfleckig, Papier nachgedunkelt Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch 352 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Von der Freiheit eines Christenmenschen Neudrucke deutscher Literaturwerke ; Nr. 18

      Max Niemeyer, Tübingen 1954 - Einband bestossen und berieben, Fußschnitt angeschmutzt, Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, mit Bleistiftan-, -unterstreichungen und -notizen - teilweise in Latein und Fraktur deutsch 90 pages. 8

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        Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy

      1954 - ARROW, Kenneth J. and DEBREU, Gerard. “Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy.” IN: Econometrica, Volume 22, Number 3, pp. 265-90. Chicago, Illinois: Econometric Society, University of Chicago, July 1954. Octavo, original gray paper wrappers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3500.First edition of the journal issue containing the first appearance of the groundbreaking article containing one of the first simple proofs of the existence of a competitive equilibrium, the Arrow-Debreu Existence Theorem, a major piece of the work for which Arrow and Debreu were awarded their Nobel Prizes in economics.This journal contains the paper illustrating one of the first simple proofs of existence of a competitive equilibrium: the Arrow-Debreu Existence Theorem. “Each year, new economics Ph.D. students learn the proof of the existence of a competitive equilibrium as if a rite of passage… While there are a number of proofs that establish the existence of such an equilibrium, the validity of these proofs is indubitable. Indeed, economists with even scant knowledge of the history of economics can identify Kenneth J. Arrow and Gerard Debreu’s Econometrica paper as having provided the proof that settled the issue. That 1954 paper, ‘On the Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy’ appeared to bring closure to an argument that was (at least) two centuries old… The Arrow-Debreu model was a major accomplishment; it presented an economy composed of individual self-interested agentsâ€"both utility maximizing households and profit equilibrium in which all choices were potentially reconciled. Put briefly, the pursuit of individual self-interest could lead not to social chaos but to a coordinated social order” (Weintraub & Gayer, 421-42). “Debreu and I both started applying Kakutani’s fixed point theorem to the problem of existence. In this case, we exchanged manuscripts in sufficient time to realize our common efforts and also to realize the need for relaxing an excessively severe assumption we had both made” (Arrow, Nobel Lecture 1972). “In our article of 1954, Arrow and I cast a competitive economy in the form of a social system of the preceding type. The agents are the consumers, the producers, and a fictitious price-setter. An appropriate definition of the set of reactions of the price-setter to an excess demand vector makes the concept of equilibrium for that social system equivalent to the concept of competitive equilibrium for the original economy. In this manner a proof of existence, resting ultimately on Kakutani’s theorem, was obtained for an equilibrium of an economy made up of interacting consumers and producers. In the early fifties, the time had undoubtedly come for solutions of the existence problem” (Debreu, Nobel Lecture 1983). The Nobel Prize was ultimately awarded to Hicks and Arrow in 1972 “for their pioneering contributions to general economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory.” It was awarded to Debreu in 1983 “for having incorporated new analytical methods into economic theory and for his rigorous reformulation of the theory of general equilibrium.” Owner stamp on front wrapper of Vanderbilt University economics professor Fred M. Westfield. Westfield did a great deal of work on public utilities and regulatory policy and did consulting work with governments, major organizations, and companies around the world.Slight crease to corner of journal, only minor rubbing and toning to extremities. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        SIMPLICISSIMUS. 9. Okt. 1954 - 3. Juni 1967 (alles Erschienene). Die wichtigste politisch-satirische Zeitschrift Deutschlands. Komplette Nachkriegsserie. Hrsg: Iversen, Olaf.

      Simplicissimus Verlagsgesellschaft., München. 1954 - Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine, Silberprägung. Alle Bände in absolut besten Zustand und durch Inhaltsangabe erschlossen. SEHR SCHÖNE SAMMLERAUSGABE, mehr Fotos auf Anfrage, nur Komplett-Abgabe. 51000 gr. 4°, groß, 23 Bände, je ca. 400 Seiten. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. Luxusausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Deutschen Taschenbücher und Almanache aus der klassisch-romantischen Zeit

      E. Heimeran, München 1954 - gr. 8° (quer) 160 S., 586. von 700 numerierten Exemplaren. Buchwesen Geschichte des Buches Kulturgeschichte Almanach. Buchwesen Geschichte des Buches Kulturgeschichte Almanach Originalleder im Schuber in einer Ganzlederausgabe äußerst selten, sehr gut

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        Howaldtswerke Hamburg A. G. - "Al-Malik Saud Al-Awal" - Stapellauf am 5.6.1954. Photographienalbum.

      Hamburg 1954 - Titelblatt und 10 Orig.-Photographien auf 10 Tafelblättern. 4°, geprägter Orig.-Broschur mit Kordelbindung. Dokumentation des Stapellaufes der Al-Malik Saud Al-Awal, dem damals weltgrößten Öldampfer, erbaut in den Hamburger Howaldtswerken im Auftrag des Reeders Aristoteles Onassis für Saudi-Arabien! Mit 10 großformatigen Oiginal-Photographien. Die Photos ohne Photographen-Stempel- oder Eintrag, es könnte sich aber um den Hamburger Photographen Erich Andres (1905-1992) handel, von dem weitere Photographien dieses Stapellaufes existieren! Im Gegensatz zum Datum 3.6. des Stapellaufs (u.a. bei Wikipedia), steht auf dem Titel dieser Ausgabe 5.6.! - Die "Al-Malik Saud Al-Awal" hatte eine Tragfähigkeit von 50.000 Tonnen - das war damals ein absoluter Rekord und löste damit die "Tina Onassis" ab, das Schwesterschiff, das ein Jahr vorher vom Stapel lief. Beauftragt wurde der Bau von beiden Tankern durch Aristoteles Onassis, einem der größten Reeder der Welt und zweiter Ehemann von Kennedy-Witwe Jackie. Wir konnten einige privaten Photos im Internet von John Holler (1909 -1996) nachweisen. Diese hier vorliegenden scheinen aber offiziell von den Howaldtswerken in Auftrag gegeben worden. - Die Al-Malik Saud Al-Awal ließ Onassis für die Saudis erbauen, sie sollte als Flaggschiff der saudiarabischen Tankerflotte dienen. Durch skandalumwitterte Geschäftspraktiken, bei denen auch mit Geheimtinte unterschriebene Verträge, deren Unterschriften nach einiger Zeit verblasst sein sollen, blieb der Tanker einige Wochen bei den Howaldtswerken auf Reede und wurde dann aus Geldnot an die Ölfirma Aramco verchartert, womit das Geschäft mit den Saudis plötzlich zu kippen drohte. Der Stapellauf wurde scheinbar dennoch sehr pompös feierlich begangen. Die Photos zeigen u.a. Onassis mit Familie, Howaldtmitarbeiter, einige Saudis und einen beeindruckenden Fuhrpark vor den Howaldtswerken sowie natürlich den Stapellauf, die Taufe etc. - Die Photos am oberen Rand auf feste Kartonsgeklebt. Die Broschurverso an der oberen rechten Ecke mit Fehlstelle (ca. 3x3 cm) und leichteren Knickspuren, schwach berieben. Auf dem Vorderdeckel erhaben geprägt, das Firmenlogo der Howaldtswerke. Von uns nicht nachweisbar! - Erich Andres war ab 1932 als Bildjournalist tätig. 1937 photographierter er auf faschistischer Seite im spanischen Bürgerkrieg, von 1939-45 war er PK-Photograph für die Marine, nach 1945 arbeitete er mit mit Roman Stempka beim "Spiegel". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Riepenhausen]
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        Umfangreiches Konvolut von Schriften Max Benses darunter 3 Widmungsexemplare.

      - 1. Aesthetica. 4 Bände. DVA u. Agis, Stgt. u. Baden-Baden 1954-60. Mit Abb. Brosch. Leichte Gentsp. – Erstausgabe.;2. Rationalismus und Sensibilität. Agis, Baden-Baden 1956. 149 S. Brosch. Leichte Gebrsp.;3. Descartes und die Folgen. 2. Aufl. Agis, Baden-Baden 1955. 64 S. Brosch. Anstreichungen.;4. Ein Geräusch in der Strasse. Descartes und die Folgen II. Agis, Baden-Baden 1960. – Erstausgabe.5. Aesthetica. Einführung in die neue Aesthetik. Agis, Baden-Baden 1965. 348 S. Ln. mit Schutzumschl.;6. Vermittlung der Realitäten. Semiotische Erkenntnistheorie. 1976.185 S. Brosch.;7. Die Unwahrscheinlichkeit des Ästhetischen und die semiotische Konzeption der Kunst. 1979. 160 S. Brosch. Einige Anstreich.;8. Aesthetica. 2. erw. Aufl. 1982. 384 S. Brosch.;9. Axiomatik und Semiotik in Mathematik und Naturerkenntnis. 1981. 270 S. Brosch.;10. Das Universum der Zeichen. Essays über die Expansion der Semiotik. 1983. 214 S. Brosch. – Mit Widmung des Verfassers, datiert Juni 1985.;11. Repräsentation und Fundierung der Realitäten. 1986. 145 S. Brosch. Mit 4-zeiliger handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers.;12. Repräsentation und Fundierung der Realitäten. 1986. 145 S. Brosch. Mit 8-zeiliger handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers. u. einem beiliegenden privaten Foto von Max Bense.;13. Max Bense Bibliographie 1930 bis 1. Mai 1967.;14. Muster möglicher Welten. Eine Anthologie für Max Bense. Limes, Wiesb. ca. 1960. 167 S. Gr.-8°. Brosch.;15. Zeichen von Zeichen für Zeichen. Festschrift für Max Bense. Agis, Baden-Baden 1990. 368 S. Brosch.;16. Studiengalerie 1957-1979 im Rückblick. Stgt. 1979. Mit Abb. Brosch.;17. Vorwort in: Diet Sayler. Zeichnungen, Bilder, Fotos. Ausstellungskatalog 1978. Mit Abb. Brosch.;18. Nachwort in: Mira Schendel. Zeichnungen. Ausstellungskatalog 1967. Mit Abb. Brosch.;19. Rot. Hrsg. v. Max Bense. Heft 24, 30, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, u. 51. 20. Semiosis. Internationale Zeitschrift für Semiotik und ihre Anwendungen. Heft 1-56 (ohne 17,24,27,32 u. 54) in 43 Heften. 1976-89. Brosch. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man and the Sea: Advance Galley Proofs

      Chicago: Time, Inc. FIRST EDITION. Very Good. ADVANCE GALLEY PROOFS, preceding the first printing in Life Magazine, of one of Hemingway's greatest works. Hemingway was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature on the strength of The Old Man and the Sea, being cited "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style". Stamped "Advance Galley Proofs" on cover page and "Advance Galley Proofs For Your Personal Reading Only, LIFE Publication Date, Sept 1" above first page of text. Although it is believed that as many as 5000 galley proofs were issued, few copies of this fragile item have survived and complete sets are scarce on the market. [Chicago: Time, Inc., 1952]. 17 long (about 32 inches long) galley sheets with fold at center, stapled in the top left corner; custom silk box. Top sheet loose from staple (as usual). Some toning (as always) and a few marginal chips. An outstanding copy of a difficult item to find in collectible condition.

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        THE YEAR THE YANKEES LOST THE PENNANT (DAMN YANKEES) (In The Original WRAPAROUND BAND and Inscribed By the Producer Of The Broadway Play)

      New York: W. W. Norton, 1954. Wallop, Douglass. THE YEAR THE YANKEES LOST THE PENNANT. New York: W.W. Norton, (1954). First Edition. A FINE Copy (one tiny scratch to the front board) in a FINE and remarkably bright priced Dust Jacket (rare thus because the Yellow color of the dustwrapper usually fades to white just by staring at it too long). This particular copy also comes complete with the ORIGINAL WRAPAROUND BAND advertising the upcoming 1955 Broadway play "Damn Yankees" and which features a photo of Gwen Verdon wearing not much more than a baseball jersey and high heels. This original band (age-toned at the spine but complete) is exceedingly scarce. Furthermore it is BOLDLY INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper in black ink: "I produced/ this book/ on Broadway as 'Damn Yankees'/Frederick Brisson. Really, if you're looking for THE copy of this film source for the 1958 baseball-meets-Faust film "Damn Yankees" starring Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon and Ray Walston, stunningly choreographed by Bob Fosse, music by Adler and Ross, this is it. Frederick Brisson also produced The Pajama Game and Under The Yum Yum Tree; however he is probably best known to the glitterati for being the longtime husband of Rosalind Russell (a successful marriage of thirty-five years, she died in his arms). It is hard to imagine a better opportunity to own the best copy of an iconic "Literature into Broadway musical into Successful Film" cornerstone. Fine copy, Fine DJ, exceedingly rare Wrap Band, inscribed by the Producer. .. Signed. First Edition. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Willard Mullin.

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        The Long Goodbye

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954 316 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in publisher's half blue cloth with green edges with black lettering to spine and cover in original jacket. (Bruccoli A10.1.b.) First American edition, first printing. The English edition preceded the American by a few months. The Long Goodbye is a 1953 novel by Raymond Chandler, centered on his famous detective Philip Marlowe. While some critics consider it inferior to The Big Sleep or Farewell, My Lovely, others rank it as the best of his work. Chandler himself, in a letter to a friend, called the novel "my best book" and recalled the agony of writing it while his wife was terminally ill. The novel is notable for using hard-boiled detective fiction as a vehicle for social criticism, as well as for including autobiographical elements from Chandler's life. In 1955, the novel received the Edgar Award for Best Novel. The Long Goodbye is Chandler's most personal novel. He wrote it as his wife was dying and her illness and eventual death had a profound effect on him, driving him into fits of melancholy as well as talk of and even attempts at suicide. The novel contains two characters obviously based on Chandler himself and both of them highlight Chandler's awareness of his own flaws such as alcoholism as well as his insecurities (e.g., in the value of his writing). The most obvious Chandler substitute is the usually drunken author Roger Wade. Like Chandler, Wade had a string of successful novels behind him but as he got older he found it more difficult to write. Also, like Chandler, Wade's novels (romantic fiction) were viewed by many as not real literature and Wade obviously has the desire to be thought of as a serious author. Wade also stands in for Chandler in discussions about literature, e.g., praising F. Scott Fitzgerald. The other Chandler stand-in was Terry Lennox. Lennox was also an alcoholic. Also, like Chandler he had been in a war and the war had left emotional scars. In Lennox's case it was the Second World War; in Chandler's case it was the first. Lennox was a Canadian citizen but he had spent a great deal of time in England and retained the more restrained and formal attitude of an English gentleman. This made him somewhat of an anomaly in the fast paced and more informal world of wealthy Los Angeles that he inhabited due to his wife's money. Chandler was also raised in England and received a classical education there. Chandler also retained a great love for the English and what he viewed as their more civilized way of life compared to the shallowness and superficiality of Los Angeles. This frequently put him at odds with screen writing collaborators such as Billy Wilder as well as with most of Los Angeles and Hollywood society.Condition: Spine sunned and tips lightly rubbed. Jacket with several tape repairs to verso, corners clipped, spine panel tips chipped and creased affecting first word in title, color still bright else a very good copy in like jacket.

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        Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1954. Octavo. Finely bound by Asprey in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression. A handsomely bound copy.

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        Horton Hears A Who!

      New York, New York: Random House, 1954 This Is A First Edition Book With First Issue Jacket. 250/250 On The Front Flap. The Elephant On The Back Has Full Ears That Overlap The Quotes. No Ownership Information Present And The Text Is Clean And Without Marks. Pictorial Hardcover Which Matches The Jacket. The Book Has Moderate Edge Wear. Unpaginated. The Jacket Has Moderate Wear And A Few Tiny Tears At The Edges. A Hint Of Soiling Of The White Background On The Back Of The Jacket.

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        Heinz BERGGRUEN 70 Rue de l?Université Paris. Collezione di 21 preziosi cataloghi della Galleria Berggruen dal 1954 agli anni ?60 : Picasso, dessins; Laurens, papier collés; Henry Matisse, Litographies rares; Moore, sculptures et dessins; Magnelli, Collages; Mirò, Bois gravés pour Paul Eluard; Roger de la Fresnaye, Aquarelles e dessins; Pierre Courtin, Lamentation du graveur; Mumprecht, Monotypes 1960; Robert Motherwell, Collages; Matisse, Dessins et Sculptures; Klee lui - meme ; Mirò, Constellations; Queneau présente les meubles de Baj chez Berggruen à Paris; Severini, oevrus futuristes et cubistes; Pierre Soulages, gouaches et gravures; Antonio Tapies, papiers & cartons; Poliakoff, gouaches; Max Erns, thistoire naturelle; Robert Delaunay, Première epoque 1903 - 1910; Picasso, dessins d?un demi siècle.

      Collezione di 21 preziosi cataloghi della Galleria Berggruen dal 1954 agli anni ?60. Heinz Berggruen, collezionista ebreo di origine tedesca, nel 1952 aprì una galleria a Parigi, diventando uno dei più importanti galleristi del dopoguerra di Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Léger e Mirò, con una clientela ampia e significativa. Dopo il suo ritiro nel 1982 ha donato 90 opere di Paul Klee al Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nel 2000, ha venduto la sua collezione di 113 capolavori moderni al governo tedesco. La folla dei personaggi intorno a Berggruen è leggendaria. Gertrude Stein e Paul Eluard, sempre in bolletta, che gli regalò un Klee, purché acquistasse un Picasso avuto in regalo dal maestro. Greta Garbo e Louis Aragon. Simone Signoret e Yves Montand, che vivevano sopra la sua prima galleria. Gino Severini, Joan Miró e Raymond Queneau. Il barone Rothschild e Peggy Guggenheim, che acquistò da lui un importante quadro di Ferdinand Léger, se lo fece spedire a Venezia e poi cominciò a tirare sul prezzo concordato, rifiutandosi di pagare. Risolse il problema Ralph Colin, avvocato e collezionista newyorkese: fece bloccare i conti americani della ex moglie di Max Ernst, convincendola a versare il denaro pattuito. Axs

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        Clown: My Life in Tatters and Smiles , SIGNED BY EMMETT KELLY, one of the world's greatest clowns, creator of " weary willie ", the mournful CIRCUS tramp in a tattered business suit.,

      Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York, 1954. FORMER OWNER STAMP BACK Blank Flyleaf, Original price of $3.95 printed on dust jacket front flap. ALICIA FIENE (illustrator).illustrated with B/W photos ,HBDJ, NF/VG, 1954, 1st edition, 1st printing ., Orange Baords with Yellow cloth spine Titled in black, Book Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Jacket has small corner/ heel chips, closed tears now protected with paper backed polyester film. Book has no other writing or marking. Size: 8vo , DJ Protected Clear Mylar, Tiny chips Tears creases DJ Extremities, Base Spine DJ small chip but Title INTACT, 271 PGS, Lite Soil Top spine DJ, Orange Baords with Yellow cloth spine Titled in black,. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by ALICIA FIENE.

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        Timmler, Karl. - Wieck bei Greifswald.

      - Zeichnung / Aquarell, auf Fabriano-Bütten, 1954. Von Karl Timmler. 48,0 x 63,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Links unten signiert und betitelt. In den Ecken jeweils das Wasserzeichen der Papiermühle. - Oberer Blattrand mit Resten einer ehemaligen Montierung. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Karl Timmler (1906 Liegnitz/Niederschlesien - 1996 Moritzburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker des Realismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Besuchte 1924-30 die Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. Studierte 1931-38 an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Ferdinand Dorsch, Max Feldbauer, Rudolf Schramm-Zittau und Richard Müller. Seit 1946 in Moritzburg wohnhaft malte er bevorzugt Landschaften seiner näheren Umgebung sowie Porträts. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Food in England

      London: Macdonald,, 1954. Octavo. original orange cloth, titles in gilt. With the illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated throughout. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Signed by the British historian Lucy Worsley on the half-title; Worsley presented a BBC4 documentary on Hartley in 2012. 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.

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        Under The Net

      London Chatto and Windus 1954 - First Edition of Iris Murdoch's first novel.Ownership name to front free endpaper else a Good copy with a spine that is slightly cocked and which has browning to the page edges in a dustwrapper that has seen better days.It is missing the top quarter,including the title,of the front cover,which also has two small pieces missing from the bottom of the panel.There is a small piece missing from the head and foot of the spine (although there is no loss of lettering,and the rear panel is heavily chipped near the head of the spine,again with no loss of lettering. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lucky Jim

      New York: Doubleday & Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by Kingsley Amis on the title page, Inscribed "Doubleday checked me out after this / to Michael Curtis." Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket with price intact. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket shows toning, rubbing, light edge wear, light soiling and light staining to the spine panel, short splits at ends of spine folds. Rare signed.

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine

      Royal Horticultural Society 1954 - A complete run of Curtis's Botanical Magazine from Vol. 170 (1954)to Vol. 180 (1975). Published by the Royal Horticultural Society up to March 1971, and thereafter by The Bentham-Moxon Trust at RBG, Kew. Each volume contains 4 parts with 11 coloured plates on matt paper in each with text and line drawings. The first 4 volumes are bound in grey/blue buckram with gilt lettering. The remaining volumes are unbound and in original wrappers although there are loose blue covers for Vols 174 & 175. This is an important run of the "first and most important botanical magazine made up of figures of plants and short descriptions. Provides a storehouse of exotics paralleling the indigenous plants." (Hunt). This publication was first published in 1787. The illustrations are delightfully bright and fresh. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      (New York):: New Directions. (1954).. First edition. One of a stated limitation of 100 copies, SIGNED by Williams. This copy unnumbered and marked "Presentation Copy." A rare title as most of the edition is believed to have been destroyed. "The Kingdom of Earth" was left out of "Hard Candy" apparently because of the overt sexuality of the story. Williams thus commissioned this limited edition from New Directions for private distribution. Front hinge paper cracked but still tight, cloth spine sunned though gilt lettering still bright, otherwise fine in darkened and subtly spotted slipcase. .

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        Sam. (Mustard cat with red eyes.)

      New York: the Artist,, 1954. Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin's aniline watercolour dye. Sheet size: 22.5 × 15 cm. Fine condition. Presented in a white gold leaf frame with UV glass. Edition of 190. Plate 16 from the book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy, printed by Seymour Berlin. Andy's mother Julia Warhola did the calligraphy.

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        The Fellowship of the Ring

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954. First American Edition / First Printing. Title page dated 1954. First Published in the US 1954 on the copyright. Blue cloth boards. Fold out map at the rear. Jacket unpriced as issued. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine, shelf wear. Owner inscription at the endpaper, minor crack at the rear endpaper gutter. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, shelf wear, chipping, tear at the spine. Age toning, rear flap disconnected. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Under Milk Wood.

      London: Dent, 1954., 1954. First Edition. Octavo. Publisher's light brown cloth in original dust-wrapper. Jacket chipped to crown else a crisp, clean, fine copy. A most attractive example. The doomed Swansea bard's 'Under Milk Wood' is a sensitive, often comic, examination of life in Wales. Another great Welshman, Richard Burton, who narrated the 1963 BBC Radio production, summised; 'the entire thing is about religion, the idea of death, and sex'.

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        Il falso e vero verde.

      Milano, Schwarz Editore, 1954. - circa 33,5 x 26,5 cm. 48 pages with 6 illustrations and 7 extra plates with lithographs by Giacomo Manzù Original softcover in hardcover portfolio and slip-box Number 65 of 193 (+XIV), fully signed by Manzu and Quasimodo. First edition on very elegant paper. - Only the slip-box somewhat rubbed or bumped, otherwise crisp and very nice. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Wedgwood Travel china - Five tea cups and saucers

      Wedgewood, 1954. The tea cups each have the hot air balloon design on the inside of the cup and the concentric black and blue lines on the outside which are matched on the rim of the saucers. The Wedgwood stamp 2D54 appears on the bottom of each saucer. Ravilious actually completed his Travel design for Wedgwood in 1938 but it was not produced until after the war, and Eric Ravilious's death, between 1952 and 1954.

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        Original Signatur und s/w-Foto, beides unter Passepartout montiert. Gerahmt.

      Gesamtgrösse (HxB) ca. 25x15 cm, Fotomasse: ca 14x10 cm. Autogrammkartengröße: ca 4 x 9 cm. Jeweils Maße des Passepartoutausschnittes.Das Foto zeigt Hemingway frontal, darunter die Signatur auf einem Kärtchen \"with my best wishes Ernest Hemingway\". Das Kärtchen mit kleineren, braunen Flecken. Schönes Exemplar dieser äußerst seltenen Signatur. 1954 erhielt Hemingway den Literatur Nobelpreis. Fine copy. The autograph by Hemingway is written on a card which is installed below a black and white photo. Rare. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Autogramm, signed, Signatur, Nobelpreis

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        The Story of a Lifetime

      The Golden Cockerel Press. 1954. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed and limited first edition (ours is number 74 of 100 hand-numbered copies), 1954. Quarto, white sheepskin with gilt title on spine and gilt decoration on front cover housed in purple slipcase, illustrated, 93 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine slipcase, minor age- toning to the covers, a bit of bumping to tips of the slipcase.

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      London: Faber & Faber Ltd 1954 - Faber & Faber Ltd. London. 1954. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, First Impression. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.1 inches). Finely bound in recent half red morocco leather with marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. A fine copy of this classic book in an attractive half leather binding. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – good condition – some foxing. See above and photos Internally Hinges – very good condition – new end papers. Front paste down – very good condition. Front free end paper – very good condition. Title – very good condition. Pages – very good condition. Binding – very good externally and internally. Slight lean when the book is stood on its own. See photos [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Limited Editions Club, New York 1954 - Four large octavo volumes (7-3/4" x 10-1/2") bound in full closely woven black linen with lavish gold leaf stamping and housed in two slipcases. The definitive translation of Sir Richard Burton. Additional notes in separate supplement volumes by Henry Torrens, Edward Lane and John Payne. Illustrated with 60 multi-colored miniature paintings by Arthur Szyk reproduced in six-color printing plates, his final work. Copy #39 of 1500. Issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in. Bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Small rubbed spot to one spine and to one cover. About Fine in Fine slipcases and somewhat uncommon in this condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Jean Pauls sämtliche Werke. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe, 3.Abteilung (=BRIEFE): Band 1-9 ohne Bd.6

      Akademie-Verlag 1954 - 3483 Broschierte Ausgabe, Akademie-Verlag 1954-1964, ca. 3483 Seiten, 3.Abteilung (=Briefe von J.P.), Band 1-9 (ohne den in gebundener Ausgabe erschienenen Bd.6 - siehe hierzu unsere ArtNr. 59300) ## Bd1:1780-1793 mit 7 Tafelbildern (Seiten noch nicht aufgeschnitten), Bd.2:1794-1797 mit 10 Tafelbildern (Seiten noch nicht aufgeschnitten), Bd.3:1797-1800 mit 10 Tafelbildern (Seiten noch nicht aufgeschnitten), Bd.4:1800-1804 mit 7 Tafelbildern, Bd.5:1804-1808 mit 7 Tafelbildern, Bd.7:1815-1819 mit 6 Tafelbildern, Bd.8:1820-1825 mit 5 Tafelbildern, Bd.9:Nachträge/Berichtigungen/Ergänzungen/Register (Seiten noch nicht aufgeschnitten), ## Zustand: die Bände mit bereits geöffneten (aufgeschnittenen) Seiten weisen stellenweise Randmarkierungen bzw. vereinzelt auch Eintragungen mit Bleistift auf, Papier innen sonst sauber und ohne Flecken, Buchschnitt unregelmäßig (weil ungeschnitten) sonst guter Zustand, Einband aussen in gutem Gebrauchtzustand mit leichten Gebrauchs-/Lagerspuren (intern: 35B/OCKER/Geschichte+Literatur/TBA-3) *** Gewicht > 6 Kg *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lydia & Hubert Lohmaier GbR]
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