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        AN ENGLISH SURGEON IN JAPAN IN 1864-1865: An Extract From the Private Journal of

      Kyoto 1954, [Hawley]. Brown boards, dj., very good, printed. on handmade Washi paper, 33p., with facsimile manuscript,. 22.5 x 30.5 cm., bright copy, dj. bit rubbed, Hawley's Name. on a printed paper tipped in, indicating his own copy ! RARE. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 100 COPIES Hawley only wrote two books. This being his first, both were FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERD EDITION OF 100 ONLY COPIES, printed on hand made Japanese paper, privately printed. * This study covers the years of residency of Dr. John T. Comerford, in Japan: 1864-1865, who was physician and surgeon. He was stationed on the HMS Beacon, an English ship. It is also the primary account of the British naval bombardment of Shimonoseki and of the strong resistance put up by the Japanese defenders who were armed with bows and arrows against ship board cannon. Comerford was appointed Assistant Surgeon of the "Conqueror" and recorded British operations at Shimonoseki, the attack on the fort, the town and a fascinating description of the Japanese, customs, dress &c. * Issued in an edition of only one-hundred copies, this work remains elusive. * The book was finely printed on lovely hand-made Washi paper with deckle edges, by the Kawakita Co. in Kyoto. There is a Japanese colophon at the back stating the limitation and with a red hand-written number of copy. Beautifully executed with much care. There is one facsimilie of Comerford's diary page, adding realism to this gem. * The condition of as issued, with a few tiny rubs to the boards, and the dustjacket, otherwise a fine copy. * NUC locates six copies. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Walt Disney boldly signs a copy of the book "Die Wüste Lebt" [The Living Desert] to the long-time head of the Berlin Zoo.

      n.p., n.d.. 4to. "Book Inscribed and Signed, ???To Dr. Kloess [sic], Sincerely, Walt Disney."" ???Die Wüste Lebt"" [The Living Desert]. Munich: Carl Gabler GMBH, 1954. First German edition, hardcover, 9.25"" x 11.5"", 75 pages. The book is a companion piece to the documentary film of the same same. Boldly signed and inscribed in early fiber-tip ink on the title page. The inscribee, Dr. Heinz-Georg Klös (born 1926), is a noted veterinarian, author, and longtime head of the Berlin Zoo. Owner???s ink stamp to front pastdown and front free end paper, a few mild rubs at extremities, else fine, fresh, very appealing condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box.The 1953 Disney documentary The Living Desert depicted a day in the life of creatures living in a desert in the southwestern United States, following toads, reptiles, spiders, wild pigs, insects, mice and birds as they struggled to find food while not becoming prey themselves. Die Wüste Lebt is richly illustrated with 91 tipped-in color photographic plates, at least one plate per page. Recipient???s inkstamp on front pastedown and front free endpaper."

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        Live and Let Die

      Jonathan Cape, 1954 A fine first edition in a fine first issue (no credit to artist on front flap) dust jacket. No restoration, and possibly the best condition copy on the market. About the only flaw, some minor spotting on foreedge. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Motifs decoratifs Khmers a l'usage de la broderie

      Buddhasasanapanditya, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 1954 - Grey/cream wraps with shadow of embroidery design; red lettering in Khmer (Cambodian) and French. 20 pp. text. 16 color plates of cross stitch designs; 39 color plates of decorative motifs for embroidery on tulle fabric. All information (brief essay, two lists of plates) in both Khmer/Cambodian and French. (Khmer is the official language of the country of Cambodia.) A lovely book with clear detail of images that could be used to create the same embroideries again. Scarce! (Note: Alternate transliteration of the author's name: Rasmi Sobhan Narottam Suddharas, Princess). Good, clean, and tight but with general rubbing to covers/spine. French-language price sticker covering printed price sticker on back cover. Library of Congress (presumably USA) stamp on title page. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Steffen Völkel]
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        Fahrenheit 451.

      London Rupert Hart-Davis 1954 - 1st edn. Hardback in d/w. 158pp. B/w frontispiece by Joe Mugnaini. Red cloth boards with silver titles to spine. Near FINE uninscribed copy, clean, bright and tight, corners sharp with no bumps, pages clean and bright with no foxing, spotting or soiling. In VG+ unclipped d/w with minor chipping to head of spine, light sunning to spine, minor recently internally repaired 10mm split to base of rear leading edge. Overall a very presentable copy of a rare classic. Please contact bookseller to discuss postage and insurance on this valuable book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Old Station Pottery and Bookshop]
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        Caves of Steel

      Doubleday, New York 1954 - First Edition stated. Near Fine, bottom edge a bit rubbed, very slight spine lean, prior owner name and stamp of the William H. Block Co. front end page. In a Near Fine dust wrapper, tiny rubs front panel and just a touch of wear at the spine tips, not overshadowing the vivid and bright cover art by Ruth Ray. Overall a quite attractive copy, the dust wrapper being especially handsome. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Sophocles the Hyena

      New York: Whittlesey House,, 1954. Small quarto. Original red cloth, titles to spine and decoration to front board in black. With the dust jacket. Illustrated in colour and black and white by Roger Duvoisin. Extremities a little rubbed. A bright copy in a lightly rubbed jacket with a few tiny chips and nicks. Excellent. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his literary agent, Carlton Cole, "who expertly piloted this book thru perilous publishers shoals and brought it safely into port with crew and cargo intact. This despite hazards on the high seas of book-commerce which would have scuttled any ordinary man. My Thanks, Jim Moran. New York City Oct 29 1954" (front free endpaper).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PERVIGILIUM VENERIS & DE ROSIS NASCENTIBUS. Due poesie latine seguite dalla versione italiana in versi di Alessandro Cutolo ed illustrate con cinque litografie di Mario Vellani Marchi.

      Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli 1954 4°; pp. 36 non num. 8 su carta a tino Magnani di Pescia, carattere Bembo; con 5 belle litografie colorate a mano, di cui 2 a piena pagina. Ril. cartone edit. con titoli al dorso e fregio al piatto anteriore, astuccio editoriale. Rara edizione stampata dall'Officina Bodoni di Giovanni Mardersteig e tirata a 165 esemplari numerati. Cfr. Mardersteig Cat. Off. Bodoni n.109.(Vedi riproduz.)

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        Jeanne au bucher [Giovanna d'Arco al rogo, or Joan of Arc] (Original French Film Program)

      Rome: Produzioni Cinematografiche Associate, 1954. Original program for the rarely-seen 1954 film, "Giovanni d'Arco al rogo" (here titled "Jeanne au bucher," or "Joan of Arc"). In a rather bold film experiment for its time, Rossellini filmed a French stage production of the Joan of Arc story, with an Italian cast and actress Ingrid Bergman as Joan (in a strange reprisal of the character she played in the 1948 US film directed by Victor Fleming). Rossellini intended the film to transcend its stage trappings through careful use of the camera, and careful juxtaposition of silence with original music by modernist composer Arthur Honegger. Some screenings were reportedly preceded by footage of the applauding opera house audience and a smiling Bergman in her dressing room--though the film has rarely seen the light of a repertory house since its original release, owing perhaps to the fact that Rossellini used Eastmancolor film stock that faded precipitously over time. The film is available in Japan on DVD, but has yet to be released to English-speaking countries. Presumably programs were made for both French and Italian audiences (as the film was a co-production involving both countries), this being the French version. Oblong card wrappers in full color, saddle-stitched with a green cloth tassle, 8 pages on thick two-color stock, 10.75 x 8.5 inches. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        No. 29-30. SUITE DE 180 DESSINS DE PICASSO. With lithographed title and 12 colour lithographs after Picasso, printed by Mourlot (each with protective paper) and 167 plates (i.a. in colours).

      Paris, Éd. de la Revue Verve, 1954. Folio. Orig. boards (designed by Picasso). 204 p.*Texts (in French) by Michel Leiris and Rebecca West.- A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: André SWERTZ B.V.]
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        The Caves Of Steel

      T.V. Boardman, London 1954. First U.K. edition hardback in dustwrapper. First edition hardback. VG, (edges dusty, offsetting to endpapers, feint watermark to rear pastedown and board) otherwise clean and bright with no ink marks or writing. In Good+ price clipped dustwrapper (some rubbing and slight wear, tape repairs to verso) which is housed in protective removable sleeve. Still a pleasing example of this rare Boardman title. 9648

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring. The Two Towers. The Return of the King. In three volumes complete

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1954 / 1955. In three volumes complete. Volumes 1 and 2 are second impressions dated December 1954 and 1955. Volume 3 is a first edition. Original publisher's dark red cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Slight lean to spines of two volumes. Boards of vol. 3 marked & rubbed and spine lettering darkened. Spotting and ink name to ffep of 3rd volume and small red stains to fore-edge. All folding maps present and in very good condition. Vol. 3 in Good condition with vols. 1 & 2 in Very Good condition. Several names and phrases in the 3 pp. synopsis at the beginning of volume three have been underlined in a red pental pen - there is no making to the text of the volume. . Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1954. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Jonathan Troy

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954 - First Edition of the authorÕs first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with minute wear and very slight spine fading. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Spirale 4.

      1954 1954 - 38x50 cm. OBrosch. unp. (44) S. Enthält Gedichte, Abbildungen, Texte etc. u. a. von Mary Vieira, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Marcel Wyss, Georges Vantongerloo, Karl Gerstner, Max Bill, Eugen Gomringer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, BEn NicholsonHans Aeschbacher, Hans Arp, Antoine Pevsner, Bernhard Luginbühl. Erschienen in 800 Exemplaren. Mit der Inseratenbeilage (1 Blatt). Einige Seiten mit kl. Einrissen, min. Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt aber gutes Expl. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus]
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        3 autogr. lines ("A. E.").

      No place, [autumn 1954]. - 4to. 1 p. Einstein is responding (in German) to the question put by his correspondence partner "What is the best way for an individual to contribute to a world of better understanding?": "Dem A. in ruhiger Art sagen, wie wohl der B. unter den obwaltenden Umständen denken und fühlen mag" ("To tell A. in quiet way how B. would think and feel under the prevailing circumstances"). - Henry D. Isaac, the one who wrote to Einstein on September 15, 1954, tells of himself: "[.] I come from Berlin [.] my late father was the closest friend of Dr. Carl Heinrichsdorff, the brother-in-law of your late cousin, Mr. Rudolf Moss, whom I personally knew too".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

      New York: Gnome Press, Inc., Publishers, [1954] - Octavo, boards. First edition. The fifth Gnome Conan. Collects "Black Colossus," "Shadows in the Moonlight," "A Witch Shall Be Born," "Shadows in Zamboula" and "The Devil in Iron," all first published in WEIRD TALES in 1933, 1934 and 1935. Mild tanning to text block, a bit of rubbing to boards along bottom edges, but a fine copy in fine dust jacket with 15 mm closed tear at bottom edge of front panel. A superior copy of this book. (#141101) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      New York: New Directions, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition. Copy number 13 of a limited 100, signed by Tennessee Williams. Near Fine in a Very Good slip case. Light scuff to spine cloth. Chipping to paper-covered slip case at several areas. One of 100 copies, signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A Murder in Paradise (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Rinehart, 1954. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED and DATED in the year of publication by the author on the front endpaper. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is lightly chipped and rubbed, with some minor bruising to the spine near the crown. An important true crime title, scarce in jacket, and the only signed copy we have ever seen.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Micky Maus. Kompletter 4. Jahrgang 1954.

      Ehapa., Stuttgart, 1954 - Originalhefte 1 - 12 im nicht restaurierten, guten bis befriedigendem Fundzustand: Nr. 1: (etwas berieben, kleine Einrisse am Rücken); Nr. 2: (Lesewulst, kleine Einrisse, Kreuzworträtsel ausgefüllt, vom unteren Bereich des Rückens wurde ein Klebepapier abgelöst); Nr. 3: kleine Lesewulst, etwas fleckig, Lese-Exemplar-Stempel, kleine Einrisse): Nr. 4: Block vom Umschlag gelöst, Kreuzworträtsel ausgefüllt, recht ordentlicher Zustand); Nr. 5: guter Zustand); Nr. 6: kleine Lesewulst mit kleinen Einrissen, Randläsuren, sonst gut); Nr. 7: (kleine Einrisse neben den Klammern, sonst gut); Nr. 8: kleiner hinterlegter Einriss im Rückenbereich, sonst gut): Nr. 9: (kleine Lesewulst mit Einrissen im Rücken, kleine Randläsuren); Nr. 10: (kleinerer Abrieb unten am Rücken, sonst recht gut); Nr. 11: kleine Lesewulst mit kleinen Einrissen); Nr. 12: stärkere Lesewulst mit Einrissen, Randläsuren, etwas gebräunt und schwach fleckig). Sprache: de *** Die frühen Jahrgänge der Micky Maus, deren Hefte damals nur 1 x monatlich erschienen, sind selten geworden. Vorliegende Hefte wurden bewußt nicht restauriert und im dem Zustand belassen, wie sie aufgefunden wurden. - (Lager FFG 1) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wolfgang Kohlweyer]
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        RENCONTRES - Bois en couleurs de Jean-Gabriel Daragnès - avant-propos de Colette - portraits par A.D. de SEGONZAC.

      Chez Madame Daragnès 1954 - grand in-4 sous emboitage, couverture cartonnée rouge et dos arrondi (un peu passé) format 33.5x27 - 118 pages en feuillets libres non massicotées - dos défraichi avec texte effacé, emboitage légèrement ouvert et frotté - portrait de l'auteur par André Dunoyer de Ségonzac - Chez Madame Daragnès Paris 27 Nov 1954 dernière oeuvre de Daragnès, a été composé à la main en roman corps 20 et illustré de 28 gravures sur bois en couleurs - exemplaire n° 118/130 sur vélin pur chiffon de Lana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Epoca.

      Milano, Mondadori, dal 1950 al 1996 (dall' A. I. n. 1 all' A. XLVII) in annate complete, fascicoli sciolti. Mancano solo dodici fascicoli: n. 7 del 1950, n. 209 del 1954, 326, 328, 329, 333, 377, 378 del 1957, n. 380 e 405 del 1958, n. 504 e 505 del 1960. Il 1996 e completo dal n. 2361 al 2399 (del 27 settembre). Il blocco di oltre 2.300 fascicoli, (il 99,5 % del pubblicato) cos?, a :

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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        The Science Fiction Books. Consisting of: Kings of Space, Return to Mars, Now to the Stars, To Outer Space, The Edge of Beyond, The Death Rays of Ardilla, To Worlds Unknown, The Quest for the Perfect Planet, and Worlds of Wonder.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1954-1963., 1954. AN ATTRACTIVE SET OF FIRST EDITIONS, ILLUSTRATED BY STEAD. 10 volumes, octavo. Bound in publisher's cloth (red and blue variant) in illustrated dustjackets. 'Return to Mars', 'To Outer Space', and 'The Man Who Vanished Into Space' price-clipped, others unclipped. A generally clean, tight, and attractive set - although some jackets have suffered a little over the years. Cloth shows very well. A much-loved science fiction collection, in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Confidential Clerk: a Play.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1954. Octavo. Original drab brown wrappers, front cover lettered in black. Corners lightly bumped with concomitant creasing. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, proof copy, with the misprint "Ihad" for "I had" in line 2 up on page 7. The Confidential Clerk was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival in 1953 and then had "a respectable run" (ODNB) at the Lyric, Hammersmith.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Staff Report No. 3 - Economics and the Public Interest (The Reece Committee)

      USA: Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations - House of Representatives, H. Res. 217 (The Reece Committee). Paperback. Documentation which has scarcely seen the light of day since the 1950s. Printed for the use of the committee, this booklet contains pages 627-665b from the printed hearings. Includes 20 tables, 12 charts and 10 data sheets. Printed in a small font so each page contains considerable text, much of it profoundly important. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Crease to lower corner. The Reece Committee and its work came to prominence decades later after Norman Dodd, Research Director for the Committee, came forward with stunning revelations of hidden findings of the Committee. . Good. 1954. First Edition Thus.

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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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        Doctor's Children

      Lutterworth P 1954 - 1954. First Edition. 248 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with blue lettering.Firm binding. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with presentation insert at front endpaper.Bleaching along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

      New York: Grove Press, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. (Correct first in the English language as well.) Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Fore edge has a few small light stains. Bright spine lettering and clean internally: no marks or signs of ownership. Jacket toned, as is typical, and lightly worn along edges with a tiny stain to front panel, creased near top of back panel, price intact ($4.75). A great copy of the acclaimed absurdist play.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Shocking Life

      New York: Dutton, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, stated. Very good or better in a very good unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing light to moderate edgewear, rubbing, particularly along the folds. Light chipping to the jacket spine at head and foot. No markings or inscriptions, clean and bright interior. All in all a more than presentable copy of this memoir from the great fashion designer. Scarce in a jacket of any description.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        THE SECRET OF SATURN'S RINGS.

      Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company,. [1954]. cloth.. A fine copy in fine price-clipped first printing dust jacket (24. titles listed on rear panel). A beautiful copy. (#136699). First edition. Part of the classic Winston science fiction series for young readers published between 1952 and 1961. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 1283.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Caribbean

      Pan American Airways, United States 1954 - A remarkable color scheme Pan-American Airways poster, "clipper", trademark registered., Image Size : 660x1020 (mm), 26x40.125 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 710x1065 (mm), 27.875x41.875 (Inches), Printed in Color, Offset Printing

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        Hilde Spiel (1911-1990). Portrait, Brustbild der vierzigjährigen Dichterin und Journalistin im Londoner Exil. Öl auf Leinen, signiert A. Purtscher 54, Keilrahmen, 61 x 51 cm.

      (London 1954 - (London 1954). Der Kärntner Maler Alfons Purtscher war mit der Dichterin und Malerin Nora Wydenbruck (1894-1959) verheiratet, die seit 1926 in London lebte, nach dem Krieg auch in Kärnten, und zwar in Schloß Meiselberg am Rand des Zollfelds, in der Nähe von Maria Saal. Sie hat insbesondere T.S. Eliot ins Deutsche übersetzt, aber auch Rilke ins Englische und, nicht zuletzt, Christine Lavant ins Englische (von ihren sonstigen Verdiensten hier zu schweigen). Sie hatte Purtscher, gleichfalls Kärntner, der schon früh als Tiermaler hervorgetreten war, 1917 geheiratet. In Hilde Spiels Gästebüchern, die über uns leihweise an die Österreichische Nationalbibliothek vermittelt wurden (sichtbar im Literaturmuseum/Grillparzerhaus), findet sich der rege Verkehr zwischen Spiel/Mendelssohn und Wydenbruck/Purtscher im Londoner Exil wieder. Dieses Milieu, von dem Literatur und Kunst in Kärnten profitiert haben, mag auch dem Nachbarn Gerhard Lampersberg, Leiter der Musikabteilung bei Radio Klagenfurt, mit seiner Frau Maja Weis von Ostborn, als Möglichkeit der Begegnung junger Künstler auf ihrem Tonhof gedient haben. Hilde Spiels Haus am Bach bei St. Wolfgang, in der Nachbarschaft von Alexander Lernet-Holenia, bildete für Schriftsteller von Thomas Bernhard bis Reinhard Priessnitz, ein beliebtes Reiseziel im Salzkammergut. Sprache: deu [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Alturas De Macchu Picchu

      Nascimento, Santiago De Chile 1954 - si bien no es la primera edición es la "Definitiva" como dice en el colofón, e incluye por primera vezlas fotos del famosísimo fotografo cuzqueño Martín Chambí, edición de 1000 ejemplares numerados y firmados por el autor, este es el ejemplar nº 365. Size: 19,5 x 27, 5 Cms. , 82 Pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rayo Rojo]
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        Presentation Copies to Ruth Tolman of : THE OPEN MIND and SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING [ together with ] a Handwritten Note

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954. SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING, 1954, First Printing, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "for Ruth in gratitude & love Robert May - June 1954". Laid in, a single page of typing paper titled "Errata in SCIENCE AND THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING" , denoting 6 errors and a suggested improvement. Also laid in a page torn from "The New Statesman and Nation", dated Dec. 26, 1953 and an undated newspaper clipping from the same period, both concerning Oppenheimer. THE OPEN MIND, 1955, First Printing, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "for Ruth, with my love Robert Christmas 1955". Laid in, a single page , folded, 6 1/2" x 5 1/2", "The Institute for Advanced Study, Office of the Director, Princeton, New Jersey" letterhead, undated and unsigned, which reads - " Ruth Dear, Most of these you have seen at one time or another, but perhaps you would like to have them neat & tidy. The S F talk is still on its way, & I don't yet have it. There is a long letter in me crying to be written to you - it should reach you before this." Both books are Fine in Near Fine dust jackets, light rubbing and small chips at bottom edge of spine folds. Ruth Sherman Tolman was the wife of Richard C. Tolman, and she was Robert Oppenheimer's best friend and confidant. A brilliant psychologist in her own right, she helped lead the effort to make psychology a science, held a key post with the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA, and established some of the first treatments for battle fatigue, which we know today as PTSD. Robert Oppenheimer, the "Father of the Atomic Bomb", head of the Manhattan Project, and the founder of modern theoretical physics in America, became a friend of the Tolman's while in his 20s, staying at their guest house during his time spent going between Caltech and UC Berkeley. Robert and Ruth were rumored to have had a long-running affair, which was disavowed by those who knew them, but recent books have renewed that debate. It is known that Ruth destroyed many of his letters, although some have come to light. While this note doesn't settle that debate, it does, along with the inscription, indicate the intimacy that they shared. Books SIGNED AND INSCIBED by Oppenheimer are uncommon, and with the note to Ruth, the presenattion inscriptions and unique association, this collection of material is RARE. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Editions. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Presentation Copy.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Blood Alley (Original screenplay for the 1955 film, production manager's working copy)

      Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1954. First Draft script for the 1955 film. Production manager's working script (name unknown), with holograph notations and color tabs throughout regarding shooting locations (studio, back lot, Hong Kong, etc.) Based on the novel by A.S. Fleischman, published in 1955 as a paperback original. In an unusual entry by noted director William Wellman, John Wayne is rescued from Chinese Communists by local visitors but then "shanghaied" into transporting the entire village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer. Red titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, holograph notaton indicating copy No. 29, dated May 3, 1954. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Fleischman and director Wellman. 170 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine with some moderate wear along the edges, internally bound with three gold brads. Full collation available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      London: Hart-Davis, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Joe Mugnaini. Book excellent and the jacket is bright crisp and with minimal chipping. Not price clipped, no inscriptions. The book and jacket look as if they were just recently published! Superb copy of Bradbury's great book. First UK edition. Filmed by Francoise Truffaut and book given to vendor by Truffaut - Truffaut's own copy (but not signed). Martin Breese was at the film shoot for the Sunday Times Magazine and took a seminal photograph of Truffaut. Only one (bromide) print exists as negative was accidentally destroyed.

      [Bookseller: Hinch Books]
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        [Vintage Poster:] AMERICAN AIRLINES NIAGARA FALLS AND CANADA

      [NP: American Airlines, 1954. Folio. Color photolithographed poster (40 x 30"; 102 x 76 cm). Trivial use and a few minuscule edge tears confined to the extreme edges of the blank margins, otherwise a near fine, fresh example. A vintage, unrestored example of the distinguished series of original poster designs Kauffer created for his primary American client beginning in 1947, and continuing up until his death in 1954.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Kosmonautenbabel. 3 Sätze (komplett). [Original-Farbfotografien / original photograph in color]. Satz 1: Turm zu Babel, Russische Bodybuilding-Maschine, Balunka. Satz 2: Gehirn, Rühmi, Mätzchen. Satz 3:Kosmonaut, Beta-Männchen, Guter Schwung.

       Mike Hentz (Mike Andrew Hentz), geboren 2. Juli 1954 in New Jersey (USA). 3 Originalfarbfotografien und 6 Foliogramme in Originalmappe. Auflage für die Griffelkunst Hamburg, 1995. Fotografien rückseitig von Mike Hentz signiert. Maße: 38,3 x 28,3 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. 3 original photographs in color and 6 foliogramms in original folder. Griffelkunst edition, photographs signed by Mike Hentz. Measure: 38,3 x 28,3 cm. Fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Original-Fotografie / Original-Photographie / original photograph

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Missale Romanum Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum S. PII V Pontificis Maximi jussu editum aliorum pontificum cura recognitum a Pio X reformatum et Benedicti XV auctoritate vulgatum [ Edition de 1954 ]

      Sumptibus et Typis Mame 1954 - Editio vigesima nona juxta typicam vaticanam, 1 vol. in-4 reliure éditeur plein chagrin vert sous étui, dos à 4 nerfs doubles, croix poussée au plat sup., signets de couleurs, toutes tranches dorées, Sumptibus et Typis Mame, Turonibus, 1954, lviii-718-217-35 pp. et qq. ff. Bon exemplaire (rel. très lég. frottée) de cette édition très recherchée et aujourd'hui presque introuvable. Langue: Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Stock Car Racing Photograph Album and Scrapbook from the 1950s

      Ohio, 1954. Photograph Album. Very Good. Album is 12" x 13" and contains over 140 leaves with about 130 mounted photographs, 100 newspaper clippings, and scores of ephemeral pieces. The photos range in size from 3.5" x 3.5" to 8" x 10". Most of the photos are in black and white, however a few are in color. Most are affixed with mounting corners; some with tape or glue. They are in generally nice shape; some have creases or scuffs and most have minor toning at the border edges. The clippings and ephemera are mounted with glue or tape. Some of the tape has discolored with age. The album is in nice shape with some edge wear; itd has two small address labels for Joseph Thompson on the front cover. Thompson was a stock car builder, racer, and owner for over 50 years and served as the president of the Northern Ohio Stock Car Owners and Drivers Association. He was affiliated with the Moss Racing All-Stars and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Racing. He personally raced at all of the important Ohio raceways and tracks including Sandusky, Mansfield, Ashland Fair, Mt. Vernon, Attica, and Fremont. The album, which focuses on Modified Stock Car Racing, includes: Photographs and autographs of many drivers and their classic modified stock cars including Kaye Ammons, Joe Thompson, Bob Prosser, Richard Dickerson, Ray Delarwelle, Doug Armstutz, and more, Racing, trackside, garage, and crash photographs, Newspaper clippings reporting results, advertisements, crashes, deaths, upcoming races, track openings, etc., and Ephemera including racing permits/liability waivers for eight raceways, rules booklets for eight raceways, five purse payout envelopes, and a number of assorted raceway forms, notices and letters. I can't imagine that there is any better documentation of early Ohio stock car culture than found in this album.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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