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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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        Caption Title:] Vaskohászati Kemenceépít? Vállalat. 1950-1954. [Title:] Négy esztend? képekben. Bokody István Elvtársnak négy éves igazgatói m?ködése alkalmából szeretettel a Vállalat.dolgozói. [Metallurgical Furnace Constructor Corporation. 1950-1954.]

      October 8, 1954, (Budapest?) - Original photo album. With 16 vintage, black and white photos in various sizes. Photos are labelled by hand, title page in red and black ink. In original red leatherette binding, gilt letters and ornamentation of a "red" star. 17 album card leaves. Representative photo album, showing the buildings and facilities of the corporation, festivities, and the products of the corporation in the industrial cities of Diósgy?r and Sztálinváros. Gift for the director of the Corporation. Slightly rubbed at extremities. Overall in very good condition. In original red leatherette binding, gilt letters and ornamentation of a "red" star Original photo album. With 16 vintage, black and white photos in various sizes. Photos are labelled by hand, title page in red and black ink. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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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. QUITE RARE !. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 100 COPIES. 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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        History of the Second World War - United Kingdom Military Series The War at Sea 1939-1945 - Three Volumes in Four: Volume I: The Defensive; Volume II: The Period of Balance; Volume III (Part I): The Offensive 1st June 1943 to 31st May, 1944; Volume III (Part II) The Offensive 1st June 1944 - 14th August 1945 [3 Volumes in 4 Books Complete all First Editions].

      Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London First Editions 1954 / 1956 / 1960 / 1961. 1954-1956-1960-1961. Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher's original teal green cloth covers, gilt and black title and author lettering to the spines. 8vo. 10'' x 7''. Three volumes in four. Volume One: The Defensive. pp. [xxiv] 664, 33 plates (one double page); Volume Two: The Period of Balance. pp. [xviii] 524, monochrome frontispiece plus 34 plates; Volume Three, Part I: The Offensive. Part I: 1st June 1943 - 31st May 1944. pp. [xvi] 414, monochrome frontispiece plus 30 plates, erratum slip tipped-in at the title page; Volume III, Part II: 1st June 1944 - 14th August 1945. pp. [xviii] 502, monochrome frontispiece plus 36 plates, erratum slip tipped-in at the title page. Each volume with numerous maps and diagrams (many folding, some printed in red & black, or red, blue & black), tables, appendices, indices. 3 of the 4 volumes have there original 'History of the Second World War - United Kingdom Military Series' boxes, volume I has no box. Light foxing to the text block edges. Near Fine condition books, volume I with slight sun fading to the spine and with light rubbing to the tips, the other three dust wrappers are in Fine condition having never been removed from there boxes!, not price clipped 42s and 45s, superb set. We currently hold in stock 5 other books by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Parallèlement. Lithographies originales de Vertès.

      - Paris, Éditions Vialetay, 1954; in-folio, non paginé, en feuillets, sous couverture illustrée rempliée, emboîtage de l'éditeur. Monod 11120. Premier tirage des 31 lithographies originales de Marcel Vertès. Un des 12 exemplaires numérotés du tirage de tête sur Japon nacré, comprenant, outre la suite en noir, une suite en bistre, une suite des 26 planches refusées, et un grand dessin original signé de Vertès à la mine de plomb (une jeune femme nue et souriante, allongée). Signatures autographes de l'éditeur et de l'illustrateur à la justification du tirage. Bel exemplaire. 1954 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Amateur]
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        Woman Who Was No More

      1954 - BOILEAU, Pierre and NARCEJAC, Thomas. The Woman Who Was No More. New York: Rinehart, (1954). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $2900.First American edition of the classic tale that was the basis for the Clouzot film Diabolique.First published in France as Celle Qui N’Etait Plus in 1952, it rapidly drew the attention of both Henri-Georges Clouzot and Alfred Hitchcock, but Clouzot secured the film rights. A disappointed Hitchcock then bought the film rights to their next, as yet unwritten novel, which he made into the film Vertigo. Book fine. Dust jacket extremely good with only light wear to extremities and very minor soiling to rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Libro de Cuba, una enciclopedia ilustrada que abarca las artes, las letras, las ciencias, la economía, la política, la historia, la docencia y el progreso general de la nación cubana. Edición commemorativa del cincuentenario de la Independencia, 1902-1952 y del centenario del nacimiento de Jose´ Marti´, 1853-1953.

       [Habana], (Publicaciones Unidas, 1954). 2°. 42 x 33 cm. 960 S. Mit zahlr., meist photogr. Abb. HLdr. m. Rückengoldpräg. unter Verwendung des Orig.-Leinenbandes.Arturo Alfonso Rosello (1896-1972), kubanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Reise, Amerika, Geschichte, Geographie, Landeskunde

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        15 Gästebücher der Philharmonische Gesellschaft Bremen, 1950 bis 1996. Mit über 3000 Autographen zu ca. 1400 Veranstaltungen.

      - Mit handschr. Konzertprogramm bzw. Autogrammkarte und den Autographen auf einer Albumseite, ab 1954 mit eingeklebtem Programmheft und den Autographen auf der gegenüberliegenden Albumseite, teils auch auf dem Programmheft signiert. Eine sehr umfangreiche und vielfältige Sammlung mit Autographen international bedeutender Dirigenten, Solisten, Orchester und Chöre aus der Zeit der Chefdirigenten und Generalmusikdirektoren der Bremer Philharmoniker Hellmut Schnackenburg (1945-1953), Paul von Kempen (1953-1955), Heinz Wallberg (1955-1961), Hans Walter Kämpfel (1961-1965), Hans Wallat (1965-1970), Hermann Michael (1970-1978), Peter Schneider (1978-1985), Pinchas Steinberg (1985-1989), Marcello Viotti (1989-1993), Günter Neuhold (1995-2002). - Das Gästebuch 1950 mit einem Vorwort von Hellmut Schnackenburg. Die Gästebücher von 1950-1956, 1959/60, 1962-1986 bzw. 1989-1996 enthalten neben Autographen der o. g. weiterhin Autographen von: Maurice André (1979/80 mit einer Zeichnung auf dem Titel des Programmheftes). Stefan Askenase (1962 mit Autogrammkarte, 1967, 1970). Moshe Atzmon (1974). Daniel Barenboim (1990), Grace Bumbry (1978, 1992). Bachorchester des Gewandhauses zu Leipzig Prof. Bosse (1966). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau und Günther Weissenborn (1960, 1961, 1973). Justus Frantz und Christoph Eschenbach (1978, 1984, 1985). Adam Harasiewicz 1966. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1985). Haifa Symphony Orchestra (1984). Gundula Janowitz (1972), Herbert von Karajan (1966, 1968, 1971). Rudolf Kempe (1968). István Kertész (1961). BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (1993) Consortium Classicum unter der Leitung von Dieter Klöcker (1980 mit Konzertfoto). LaSalle Quartet (1985 mit Autogrammkarte). Hans-Detlef Löchner (1985). Zdenek Macal (1974, 1976, 1983). Erico Mainardi (1962). Kurt Masur (1983, 1985, 1994). Carlos Montoya (Flamenco-Gitarrist 1964). Anne-Sophie Mutter (1982, 1986). Elly Ney (1967). Hermann Prey (1959, 1961, 1971, 1977, 1986). Anneliese Rothenberger 1966. Urs Schneider (1984). Wolfgang Schneiderhan (1962). Maxim Schostakowitsch (1981). Die Wiener Sängerknaben (1951, 1966). Tokyo-Streichquartet (1972, 1975). Sonderveranstaltungen mit den Autographen: Münchner Lach- und Schießgesellschaft u. a. Dieter Hildebrandt (1969). Adolf Tegtmeier (1966, 1967) Jürgen von Manger (1966). Will Quadflieg (1967). - Selten und mit noch zu entdeckenden, interessanten Sammlerstücken. - Die Albumdeckel aufgrund der eingeklebten Programmhefte teilweise geworfen und teils mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Rücken teils mit kleinem Einriss. Innen sehr sauber erhalten, kaum gelöste Programmzettel bzw. -hefte, wenige verklebte Seiten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 4°. Ledereinbände mit Goldschnitt, teils mit Filetten, ein Leinen-Einband, ein Halblederband mit Holz.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Glossarium Mediae et Infimae Latinitatis. Unveränderter Nachdruck der Ausgabe von 1883-1887. 10 Bände in 5.

      ADEVA, Graz 1954 - Rücken gebl., g.e. Gr.-8° Olnbde. la Latein - Wörterbuch außen leichte Lagerspuren, Bibliotheksstempel u. -vermerke

      [Bookseller: Der Buchfreund]
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        Nash Palomino Concept Art

      1954. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated "Arbib '54" "A great automotive designer..." (Coachbuilt) 1954 was the year the Hudson and Nash-Kelvinator Corporations merged to form American Motors, with Nash as the predominating partner. The design demonstrates the somewhat prosaic virtues of Nash but also one of the waves of the future: Compact cars. Sturdy and practical, Arbib's "Palomino" rejects both the pretentiousness and the sexiness of much car design of the period. This design, features of which were incorporated into designs of the next 30 years, has a "good American citizen" quality that has always had an audience, though oddly enough it was commandeered by Volkswagen and later Toyota and Honda. Richard Arbib was a tireless industrial designer whose work ranged from watches to yachts, and included many lasting automotive innovations. Born in Gloversville, New York of Egyptian parentage, he attended Pratt. He worked on GM's exhibition at the 1939 World's Fair and then various automotive designers until he set up his own firm in the 1960's, having taken time during World War II to work on bomber design. Scharf, Richard H. Arbib 1917-1995 Visionary American Designer . 2006.

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        Strange Concept Car with Beautiful Woman

      1954. Mixed media on charcoal gray composition board. Signed "R. Arbib '54" Highly imaginative concept car by Richard Arbib This unusual, bird-like front design was conceived of and drawn by Richard Arbib. It is clearly a notion derived from something other than other cars and represents an invitation to a world of creature-like vehicles that car manufacturers turned down. It is enticingly odd, and the beautiful, laughing woman leaning against it seems to be there to reassure the fearful viewer. If someone that beautiful and well-dressed is comfortable with it, why shouldn't I?

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Concept Design for the Lincoln Continental (?)

      1954. Mixed media on brown composition board with gum arabic. Signed and dated "Hammond 6 - 8- 54" A beautiful concept for a large, two door luxury car The name and logo on the car are so vague that it is not clear whether this beautifully drawn concept is for the Lincoln Continental or not, but it certainly could be. A long, slightly downward sloping line runs from the headlight to the backlight, similar to the Ford Fairlane, but this a larger, more aggressive car with a long hood that comes to a point over a pointed front bumper. The roof is a small missile-like figure. The chrome back fenders and hubcaps add to the richness, as does the two-tone, cappuccino and brown coloring.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Petite cosmogonie portative -

      Les Francs-Bibliophiles 1954 -, Paris - 1 volume. Fort in-4 Non paginé. Sous étui et chemise en demi-vélin. Reliure vélin ivoire, dos et plats ornés de compositions gouachées vertes, noires et ocres, tranches dorées sur témoins. Couvertures et dos conservés. Première édition illustrée, ornée de 71 lithographies originales in et hors texte du peintre André MARCHAND. Très bel état. TIRAGE LIMITE à 170 exemplaires numérotés sur chiffon d?Arches, celui-ci signé par l?artiste et nominatif. Il est enrichi d?une suite complète sur Malacca blanc des lithographies, d?un envoi manuscrit de l?auteur et de l?artiste, avec UN DESSIN ORIGINAL à l'encre et de 2 LETTRES MANUSCRITES de Marchand au sujet de l?ornementation de la reliure et d?un fac-similé d?une lettre de Queneau. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        A Fable (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. First Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 803) SIGNED by William Faulkner. The first book to win both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. An especially Fine and unread copy, with a rich deep blue topstain, and with a Very Good plus example of the unprinted acetate dust jacket. Jacket has light wear at the spine ends and corners and a crease to the front panel. Housed in a lightly rubbed Very Good plus slipcase, with a few small bumps and age spots.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Signed Contract with Paramount Pictures

      California, 1954. unbound. 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, California, August 28, 1954 -- an agreement between Paramount Pictures Corporation and Alfred Hitchcock, Inc., whereby Paramount grants and assigns to Hitchcock "all its right, title and interest in and to a certain story entitled THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY by Jack Trevor Story, in consideration of payment of the sum of $73,195.91." With Paramount Pictures Corporation embossed seal on signatory page. Note: Alfred Hitchcock released "The Trouble with Harry" in 1955 and often stated that it was his personal favorite among his films. Staple holes in the upper left corners but still in very good condition.

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        THE STAR BEAST

      Charles Scribner's Sons [1954], New York - Octavo, illustrated by Clifford Geary, cloth. A young adult science-fiction novel about a high school senior and an extraterrestrial pet. A fine copy in a fine dust price clipped jacket with new price of "$2.75" ink stamped to upper flap with a touch of shelf wear to upper right front corner. (17070) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        15 Gästebücher der Philharmonische Gesellschaft Bremen, 1950 bis 1996. Mit über 3000 Autographen zu ca. 1400 Veranstaltungen.

       Mit handschr. Konzertprogramm bzw. Autogrammkarte und den Autographen auf einer Albumseite, ab 1954 mit eingeklebtem Programmheft und den Autographen auf der gegenüberliegenden Albumseite, teils auch auf dem Programmheft signiert. 4°. Ledereinbände mit Goldschnitt, teils mit Filetten, ein Leinen-Einband, ein Halblederband mit Holz. Eine sehr umfangreiche und vielfältige Sammlung mit Autographen international bedeutender Dirigenten, Solisten, Orchester und Chöre aus der Zeit der Chefdirigenten und Generalmusikdirektoren der Bremer Philharmoniker Hellmut Schnackenburg (1945-1953), Paul von Kempen (1953-1955), Heinz Wallberg (1955-1961), Hans Walter Kämpfel (1961-1965), Hans Wallat (1965-1970), Hermann Michael (1970-1978), Peter Schneider (1978-1985), Pinchas Steinberg (1985-1989), Marcello Viotti (1989-1993), Günter Neuhold (1995-2002). - Das Gästebuch 1950 mit einem Vorwort von Hellmut Schnackenburg. Die Gästebücher von 1950-1956, 1959/60, 1962-1986 bzw. 1989-1996 enthalten neben Autographen der o. g. weiterhin Autographen von: Maurice André (1979/80 mit einer Zeichnung auf dem Titel des Programmheftes). Stefan Askenase (1962 mit Autogrammkarte, 1967, 1970). Moshe Atzmon (1974). Daniel Barenboim (1990), Grace Bumbry (1978, 1992). Bachorchester des Gewandhauses zu Leipzig Prof. Bosse (1966). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau und Günther Weissenborn (1960, 1961, 1973). Justus Frantz und Christoph Eschenbach (1978, 1984, 1985). Adam Harasiewicz 1966. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1985). Haifa Symphony Orchestra (1984). Gundula Janowitz (1972), Herbert von Karajan (1966, 1968, 1971). Rudolf Kempe (1968). István Kertész (1961). BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (1993) Consortium Classicum unter der Leitung von Dieter Klöcker (1980 mit Konzertfoto). LaSalle Quartet (1985 mit Autogrammkarte). Hans-Detlef Löchner (1985). Zdenek Macal (1974, 1976, 1983). Erico Mainardi (1962). Kurt Masur (1983, 1985, 1994). Carlos Montoya (Flamenco-Gitarrist 1964). Anne-Sophie Mutter (1982, 1986). Elly Ney (1967). Hermann Prey (1959, 1961, 1971, 1977, 1986). Anneliese Rothenberger 1966. Urs Schneider (1984). Wolfgang Schneiderhan (1962). Maxim Schostakowitsch (1981). Die Wiener Sängerknaben (1951, 1966). Tokyo-Streichquartet (1972, 1975). Sonderveranstaltungen mit den Autographen: Münchner Lach- und Schießgesellschaft u. a. Dieter Hildebrandt (1969). Adolf Tegtmeier (1966, 1967) Jürgen von Manger (1966). Will Quadflieg (1967). - Selten und mit noch zu entdeckenden, interessanten Sammlerstücken. - Die Albumdeckel aufgrund der eingeklebten Programmhefte teilweise geworfen und teils mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Rücken teils mit kleinem Einriss. Innen sehr sauber erhalten, kaum gelöste Programmzettel bzw. -hefte, wenige verklebte Seiten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Musik, Authographen, Philharmonische Gesellschaft Bremen, Bremer Philharmoniker, Schnackenburg, Kempen, Wallberg, Kämpfel, Pichas Steinberg, Marcello Viotti, Günter Neuhold, Maurice André, Stefan Askenase, Moshe Atzmon, Daniel Barenboim, Grace Bumbry, Bachorchester des Gewandhauses, Justus Frantz, Christioph Eschenbach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert von Karajan, Kurt Masur, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Elly Ney, Hermann Prey, Programmhefte Musilk 1950 - 1996,

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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1954. Copyright date 1954, first edition, fourth impression. Red cloth over boards with white lettering on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor with very light bump to the head and toe of the spine very minor foxing to the top page edges. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps nor is it price clipped. Shelf wear to the jacket is moderate with chips out of the head and a larger chip out of the spine, one 1 inch tear on the back along the groove area of the dust jacket. Light sunning to the spine otherwise jacket is bright and clean. Dust jacket now in a clear protective cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book of one of the top 100 novels of the 20th century.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Autograph Letter Signed By Harry S. Truman to Dean Acheson.

      Kansas City, Missouri, 1954. Autograph letter signed by Harry S. Truman to Dean Acheson. Five pages, with 2 page transcription of Acheson's 19 October response Truman recounts his near death from an infected gall bladder that required emergency, life-saving surgery, and reflects on his changing popular reputation. "Went to our outdoor theater [on June 19] in Swope Park to see 'Call Me Madam,' which I've never seen (and don't want to)." Truman, in fact, was going to appear in a cameo at the end of the play. But he never made it. While waiting to come on "A pain overtook me which I couldn't stop with all the will power I could exercise and the 'Boss' drove me home." Admitted into the hospital, the "Doc told me that the white corpuscles were increasing at the rate of 1000 an hour and that a little butchering would be necessary. I wrote a codicil to my will and went out - I mean out. They gave me about five or ten gallons of anti-biotics by sticking needles in veins. But they just couldn't kill me." His wife Bess "says I'm worse than a Bridge Club Lady--talk about my operation and bore people to death." He also talks about the difficult task of getting his memoirs published, with an impatient publisher waiting for the promised 300,000 words by the spring of 1954. But the hospital was flooded with flowers during his convalescence and Truman was touched by the genuine concerns expressed for "this still controversial former President." No one, he tells Acheson, "knew the travails of what we went through in those years from Apr. 12, 1945 to Jan. 20, 1953 as did you, Gen. Marshall, [Treasury Secretary] John Snyder and [Secretary of Agriculture] Charlie Brannan." A lengthy, revealing letter about Truman's near death experience.

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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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        TIN FIDDLE

      SENDAK, MAURICE. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. THE TIN FIDDLE by Edward Tripp. NY: Oxford University Press 1954 (1954). Oblong small 4to, pink cloth, fine in slightly worn but VG+ dust wrapper. 1st edition. This is the story about a little boy who tries to find someone who likes his awful music. Illustrated with the most charming illus. by Sendak in his early style. Rare. Bader p.498.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Billedalbum. Sigval Bergesens flåte fra 1887. Sigval Bergesen,

      Stavanger [1954]. Tverr-4to. 5 s. + 41 plansjer med oppklebete illustrasjoner av rederiets skib nr. 1-40. Orig., noe slitt, album i helskinn, uten ryggtittel. Øvre og nedre kapitél med rifter. "Eksemplar Nr. 3 a"

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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS (THREE VOLUMES)

      Houghton Mifflin Company New York, NY. First Edition Hardcover This is the First American Edition of The Lord of the Rings in hardcover with dust jackets, published by Houghton Mifflin and Company in New York in 1954, '55, '56 for the three volume set, respectively. The Fellowship of the RIng, Two Towers, The Return of the Ring. EDITIONS: Volumes 1 and 3 are both First Impressions of the First Editions and Volume 2 is the Second Impression of the First Edition. The same sequence is true for the matching dust jackets ---First - Second - First Impression dust jackets for the three Volume set) . (Impressions = printings) . All the books and jackets match identification points based on Hammond/Anderson and Skull/Frisby. CONDITION: Between the six items being offered for sale (three books, three jackets), the condition is good to near fine. The book for Volume 3 is in the best condition, but the jacket for Volume 3 has the highest occurrences of wear. BOOKS: The books have bright, medium blue cloth covers with tight bindings, a touch of thread wear at some corners. None have any marks or writing on the end paper or pages. The pages are crisp and clean. There is a little spotting to the top and bottom edges on the first volume. The blue covers and gilt are the brightest on Volume 3. JACKETS: The jackets appear to be the original jackets issued with the books - all points of identifications show continuity throughout. None of the jackets have been price clipped. There is some edge and corner wear to each, a tiny puncture, some rubbing, one has a little discoloration, another has some crease marks, one has some mending tape in the interior. Separate detail on each book and jacket is available. MAPS: Each volume has a map - all maps are present and attached and in fine condition - they also match the points of identification for each volume. ; 8vo

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        Lord of the Flies

      London, Faber and Faber Ltd.,, 1954. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full terracotta morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain green endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. This is Golding's first and best known novel.

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        Les constitutions des Francs-Maçons contenant l'histoire, les charges, règlements, etc. De cette très Ancienne et très Vénérable FRATERNITE. pour l'usage des loges.

      La Chaine D'Union 1954 - In-4 ( 280 X 195 mm ) de 91 pages, plein maroquin à gros grain bleu canard, dos lisse avec titre doré en semis de lettres, premier plat orné d'une marqueterie d'un compas de box rouge et d'une équerre de chagrin noir, tête dorée. Réédition 1954 du texte de 1723. Bel exemplaire dans une agréable reliure originale bien exécutée et fort décorative. Esotérisme Occultisme Franc-Maçonnerie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Live and Let Die

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good+. Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming First Edition First Impression Jonathan Cape 1954. No inscriptions, no foxing, lightly browned edges. Splitting to hinges, docket to fep. Loss to head of spine. Good plus.

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        The Hobbit

      UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. 5th or later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien Second Edition George Allen & Unwin 1954. Sixth impression. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unmarked throughout, covers VG in original near fine dust jacket. Not price clipped, no fading and still very much bright.

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        Libro de Cuba, una enciclopedia ilustrada que abarca las artes, las letras, las ciencias, la economía, la política, la historia, la docencia y el progreso general de la nación cubana. Edición commemorativa del cincuentenario de la Independencia, 1902-1952 y del centenario del nacimiento de Jose Marti , 1853-1953.

      [Habana], (Publicaciones Unidas, 1954). - 2°. 42 x 33 cm. 960 S. Mit zahlr., meist photogr. Abb. HLdr. m. Rückengoldpräg. unter Verwendung des Orig.-Leinenbandes. Arturo Alfonso Rosello (1896-1972), kubanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Gewicht in Gramm: 7000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Proper Marriage (Signed By The Author)

      Michael Joseph 1954 - A First UK printing published by Michael joseph in 1954.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little bit of pushing and creasing at the spine tips.Gilt titling remains bright.Very minor offsetting to the end papers and far less than commonly encountered.Book remains tight,clean and free from inscriptions.The WRAPPER is complete and in near FINE condition.It is nicked in places and has a couple of minor closed tears. The spine colouring is good and in particular the red lettering has only slightly faded which is a common issue with this title.The Peter Rudland designed wrapper artwork looks very presentable in the removable Brodart archival protector.The book has been SIGNED by the Author to the first blank end-paper: 'I hope you like this book', Doris Lessing'.The Nobel Laureate's fifth book and increasingly scarce to find with such attributes. Accompanied by photocopies of the correspondence between Doris Lessing and the inscription dedicatee explaining the inscription.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Zur Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgange" ("Quantum Mechanics of Collision") in Zeitschrift für Physik 37 pp. 863-867, 1926). "Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgange" in Zeitschrift für Physik 38 pp. 803-827, 1926. "Das Adiabatenprinzip in der Quantenmechanik" ("The Adiabatic Principle in Quantum Mechanics") in Zeitschrift für Physik 40 pp. 167-192, 1926)

      FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL THREE PAPERS DEVELOPING MAX BORN'S REVOLUTIONARY STATISTICAL INTERPRETATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS, also known as the probability interpretation of the wave function, or the probabilistic interpretation of the Schrodinger wave function. Born argues - an argument that would lead directly to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle -- that quantum mechanics "could be understood as a probability without any causal explanation" (Wikipedia), prompting Einstein to reply in a letter to Born that "He [God] does not throw dice". Born came to his decisive breakthrough in understanding wave function when, "in a paper on the scattering of electrons from atoms, [he] observed that the most obvious interpretation of the wave function is that it represents the probability of finding the electron at a given location. More precisely, he added almost off-handedly in a footnote, its square represents probability, and this observation is now called the Born Rule" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 58). In his "precise and very detailed" second paper, "Quantenmechanik der Stossvorgange," Born"states that matrix mechanics started out from the assumption that it is impossible in principle to exactly describe a process in space and time… In wave mechanics Schrödinger had tried to construct 'wave groups' [now called wave packets], which have small dimensions in all directions and obviously are supposed to represent the moving particle'. Instead, he proposes to try a third interpretation and to test its usefulness on scattering processes" (Brandt, The Harvest of the Century, 170). Born summarizes his interpretation with "The motion of a particle follows probability laws but the probability propagates according to the laws of causality." The third paper, "Das Adiabatenprinzip in der Quantenmechanik," is Born's further development on the statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics; here introducing the concept of quantum tunneling. Born won the Nobel prize in 1954 for "his fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially for the statistical interpretation of the wave function" (Nobel Committee). ALSO INCLUDED: In Volume 37, O. Klein, "Quantentheorie und fünfdimensionale Relativitätstheorie" ZfP 37 (1926) pp. 895 [Kline's part of Klein-Gordon equation] + Bothe, Walther (1926). "Über die Kopplung zwischen elementaren Strahlungsvorgängen." ZfP 37, 547-567. ("On the coupling between elementary radiation processes"). In Volume 40, "Zur Deutung der Molekülspektren " by Friedrich Hund (ZfP 40 pp. 742-764, 1927) introduces the concept of quantum tunneling. "Über nicht kombinierende Terme in der neueren Quantentheorie" by Eugene Wigner (ZfP 40 pp. 492-500 and 883-892, 1926) introduced Hamiltonian invariance and its implications for quantum transitions. and "Der Comptoneffekt nach der Schrödingerschen Theorie" by Walter Gordon (ZfP 40 pp. 117, 1926) presents Gordon's part of Klein-Gordon equation. CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 231 x 156mm). Three volumes uniformly bound in a bluish, dark grey buckram; gilt-lettered at the spine; tightly and very solidly bound. Bears no library markings whatsoever; NOT ex-libris. Minor age toning throughout each. Volume 37: [vii], 929pp. Volume 38: [vii], 950pp. Volume 40: [viii], 911pp. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        This Island Earth (Original screenplay for the 1955 film)

      Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1954. Final script for the 1955 film, based on the story "The Alien Machine" by Raymond F. Jones, later expanded into a novel with the same title as the film. Along with "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) and "Forbidden Planet" (1956), "This Island Earth" stands as one of the most intelligent and elaborate science fiction films of the 1950s, and indeed holds up today as one of the great genre films of the twentieth century, most especially on the basis of speculative fiction--a dimension that most science fiction films fail to penetrate. Peach studio wrappers, noted as FINAL SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper, and dated January 21, 1954. Holograph pencil notation "Director Joe Newman" is present on the front wrapper in an unknown hand. Several leaves precede the title page, including a cast list (meaning that this script was likely the very last revision), and two subsequent leaves noting name changes of characters. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Coen. 109 leaves, mimeograph, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 1/28/54 and 2/11/54. Pages and wrapper about Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

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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.

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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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