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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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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        The Far West and Rockies Historical Series, 1820-1875

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

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        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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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"

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librarium]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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