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        Live and Let Die

      Cape 1954 - A very good first edition of the second James Bond book, lacking the dust jacket. First printed 1954 stated on the copyright page. A handsome copy, with a small erasure spot on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Root Of His Evil

      Robert Hale, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st EditionThe jacket is shelf rubbed and marked.Some tape residue marks.No inscriptions.Well bound.EK. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: ud7.

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        THE TWELFTH WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PAPERS

      A UNIQUE OFFERING THE TWELFTH WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PAPERS. Held in San Francisco in the summer of 1954 with G.O.H. John Campbell, Jr., this was one of the great early gatherings. Included in this massive archive is everything that one might want to know about runninga convention: Hotel rates for rooms, banquets, buffet menus, rentals, carpenters, electricians, etc. There are letters from attendees and those who wished to attend but could not; paid invoices from photo shops, printers, etc.; canceled checks (along with some unused ones as well) and check stubs; Radio scripts from local stations and press clippings and pictures from local papers; letters from major Motion Picture Studios answering requests about film availability; SIGNED letters from advertizers (including all the small presses); the entire convention mailing list; black & white photos picturing singularly or in group Ackerman, Anderson, Boucher, Bloch, Campbell, Clifton, Dick, Ellison, Evans, Gold, Mayne, Ley, Moskowitz, Nourse, E.E. Smith, Williamson, Van Vogt, Vampira, et.al. But of course the major importance of this archive has yet to be mentioned. And that's simply the great abundance of SIGNED letters, post-cards and notes from authors and artists. To wit:Anderson, Asimov (3), Blaisdell, Blish, Bond, Bonestell (4), Boucher (3), Bradbury (4), Bretnor, F. Brown, Howard Browne, Budrys, Campbell (5), Clement, Clifton (2), Collier, Conklin, DeCamp, DeFord, Dick, Dickson, Dollens (8), Emshwiller (2), Eshbach (2), Evans, Farmer, Freas (3), Greenberg (2), Gunn, Heinlein, Hunter (5), Kuttner, Ley (5), Moskowitz, Neville, Nolan (3), Nourse, Obler, Orban (3), Palmer, Pratt, Simak, E.E. Smith (2), Tucker, Williamson (3), Wylie, et.al. Finally, also included is a set of audio tapes which were taken at this convention. Now for the first time (depending on your age I guess) you can not only be privy to what went on at this convention, but also hear the actual voices of Anthony Boucher, John W. Campbell, E.E. "DOC"Smith and others too numerous to mention.A unique opportunity to snatch a bit of vintage post-war Science Fiction history. (The tapes, while definitely included in this grouping, may not be immediately available.)

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        Rene Coty signs a beautiful Letter of State announcing his election as President

      Printed Letter of State Signed, "R Coty", 2p, front and verso, 8.5" x 13", in French, January 16, 1954, Paris. Addressed to the President of Bolivia. In full the letter reads, "Rene Coty President of the French Republic, President of the French Union to His Excellency Mr. Victor Paz Estennssoro, President of the Republic of Bolivia. Dear and Great friend, I have the honor to let your Excellency know that the Parliament Congress meeting in Versailles, having elected me President of the Republic December 23, 1953, I took up office today in power bestowed to me by the constitution. I would like to assure Your Excellency that all my efforts will be directed towards maintaining and strengthening the excellent relationship existing between France and Bolivia. I would be pleased to be able to count on the precious support of Your Excellency in accomplishing this task so beneficial to the interests of Our two countries. It is with this conviction that I ask you dear and great friend to please be assured of my high esteem and my constant friendship. Done in Paris, January 16, 1954. R Coty."

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        The Long Ships [Signed Advance Review Copy; Ingraverat] [Rode Orm]

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionA Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (mild toning to spine extremities, some corner bumping, a few light spots to the boards), in a Very Good dust jacket (spine toned, some moderate edge wear to the panels, some chipping to the spine ends), SIGNED [INGRAVERAT] BY FRANS G. BENGTSSON on the half-title and with the Publisher's ADVANCE REVIEW SLIP loosely laid in.Set in the tenth Century, the novel centers on Orm, son of a famous pirate who, once shanghaied the Vikings, became a noted warrior himself and took part in raids on Ireland, England, France, and Scandinavia, fighting in battles both on land and at sea. The novel also recreates the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia. Bengtsson's intent in writing the novel was, as he stated, "...to write a story that people could enjoy reading, like The Three Musketeers or the Odyssey." Originally published in Sweden, in two volumes, as "Rode Orm" (1941 and 1945), an English translation of the first volume was published in 1942 as "Red Orm". The most popular of Bengtsson's novels, and one of the most widely-read books in Sweden, the tale has been translated to at least 23 languages. The volume herein described constitutes the first full translation of the entire tale to English. The tale inspired the 1964 movie starring Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, and Russ Tamblyn. Signed books by Frans Bengtsson in any language are not at all common to the market and signed copies of the "The Long Ships" in English translation are absolute hen's teeth. A Very Good ADVANCE REVIEW COPY, SIGNED BY FRANS G. BENGTSSON. QUITE SCARCE.

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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS & THE RETURN OF THE KING

      One Ring to rule them all,One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all And in the darkness bind them"* * *THE LORD OF THE RINGS* * *comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, Houghton-Mifflin, 1954, THE TWO TOWERS, Houghton-Mifflin, 1955 & THE RETURN OF THE KING, Houghton-Mifflin, 1956, first American editions (as well as first printings), some tanning to the base of the spine along with just a bit of wear to same on the first volume, a hint of fraying to the spine extremities of the second volume, else all 3 volumes vg+ to fine in vg+ to near fine dust-wrappers, the first volume having a small chip to the head of the dust-wrapper spine. A very nice set of this now classic work published by Houghton Mifflin but bound up from the first printing of the English sheets. The last volume is from the library of fellow writer and publisher Lloyd Eshbach with his ownership signature on the f.e.p. INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD winner and an enduring classic of literature. 

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        THE TWELFTH WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PAPERS

      San Francisco 1954 - A UNIQUE OFFERING THE TWELFTH WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PAPERS. Held in San Francisco in the summer of 1954 with G.O.H. John Campbell, Jr., this was one of the great early gatherings. Included in this massive archive is everything that one might want to know about running a convention: Hotel rates for rooms, banquets, buffet menus, rentals, carpenters, electricians, etc. There are letters from attendees and those who wished to attend but could not; paid invoices from photo shops, printers, etc.; canceled checks (along with some unused ones as well) and check stubs; Radio scripts from local stations and press clippings and pictures from local papers; letters from major Motion Picture Studios answering requests about film availability; SIGNED letters from advertizers (including all the small presses); the entire convention mailing list; black & white photos picturing singularly or in group Ackerman, Anderson, Boucher, Bloch, Campbell, Clifton, Dick, Ellison, Evans, Gold, Mayne, Ley, Moskowitz, Nourse, E.E. Smith, Williamson, Van Vogt, Vampira, et.al. But of course the major importance of this archive has yet to be mentioned. And that's simply the great abundance of SIGNED letters, post-cards and notes from authors and artists. To wit: Anderson, Asimov (3), Blaisdell, Blish, Bond, Bonestell (4), Boucher (3), Bradbury (4), Bretnor, F. Brown, Howard Browne, Budrys, Campbell (5), Clement, Clifton (2), Collier, Conklin, DeCamp, DeFord, Dick, Dickson, Dollens (8), Emshwiller (2), Eshbach (2), Evans, Farmer, Freas (3), Greenberg (2), Gunn, Heinlein, Hunter (5), Kuttner, Ley (5), Moskowitz, Neville, Nolan (3), Nourse, Obler, Orban (3), Palmer, Pratt, Simak, E.E. Smith (2), Tucker, Williamson (3), Wylie, et.al. Finally, also included is a set of audio tapes which were taken at this convention. Now for the first time (depending on your age I guess) you can not only be privy to what went on at this convention, but also hear the actual voices of Anthony Boucher, John W. Campbell, E.E. "DOC"Smith and others too numerous to mention. A unique opportunity to snatch a bit of vintage post-war Science Fiction history. (The tapes, while definitely included in this grouping, may not be immediately available.) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Birds of Arabia.

      Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1954. - Quarto,624 pp.,19 colour plates by G. E. Lodge, D. M. Reid-Henry and Miss Talbot Henry, other illustrations, folded map in back cover pocket, fine copy in near fine dustwrapper, desirable in this condition. History has shown that Richard Meinertzhagen is the bad man of twentieth century ornithology- he committed ornithological fraud on a grand scale, completely lied about his military exploits and may have murdered his first wife. He was a man of considerable means and consequently all his books are handsome productions with Birds of Arabia probably the best. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cakes and Ale or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard

      1954. SUTHERLAND, Graham. Cakes and Ale or The Skeleton in the Cupboard By. W. Somerset Maugham. Illustrated with an original lithographic frontispiece by Graham Sutherland. 8vo., bound in publisher's half cream-colored calf in original slipcase. London: William Heinemann, [ca. 1954].|~| |~||~||~||~||~| Published in a limited edition of 1000 copies, signed by the author and the artist and printed at the Curwen Press and Windmill Press. This edition has the famous lithographed portrait of Maugham by the English painter and designer Graham Sutherland. A fine copy, with a better than usual spine with just a hint of wear. The Artist and the Book 296. Stott A40.

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        Ghost Riders of the Mogollon

      San Antonio, TX: The Naylor Company, 1954. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo. 158pp. Blue paper boards in original color illustrated dustjacket. A very good copy of a cheaply produced book (light wear to extremities; previous owner name to ffep; age toning to board edges). The price-clipped dustjacket has been fully laminated for protection light wear to extremities else very good. "The story of the Tewksbury-Graham feud in Arizona, on which the author says he spent there years in research and five years in the writing. No sooner had the book been released when the publishers were sued by some of the descendants of the characters involved. Only about two hundred copies reached private hands; hence its rarity.' - Adams Six-Guns 1259. (Adams Herd 1292; Dykes Rare Western Outlaw Books; Six Score 66).

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        Sweet Thursday

      The Viking Press, New York 1954 - First Edition, First printing. A BRIGHT ATTRACTIVE dustjacket that is vibrant in color. This original dustjacket has light wear to the spine. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiques canon the Palace Museum(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) GU GONG WEN WU DA DIAN (14) ( JING ZHUANG )

      Fujian People s Publishing House; 1 (January 1. 19. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Pages Number: 1954 Language: Chinese. Publisher: Fujian People s Publishing House; 1 (January 1. 1994). ceremony of the National Palace Museum (1-4) by Fujian People s Publishing House. Contents include: painting; law books. rubbings. engraved; Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Letter Signed by Audrey Hepburn, June 18th, 1954

      1954. NA. Very Good. The typed letter is written from the 46th Street Theatre where Hepburn and her future husband, Mel Ferrer, were appearing in "Ondine". In the letter, addressed to a Mr. Sus, Heburn writes" "Thank you very much for your letter of June 14th. I would be very happy to help you to see the play if you will let me know which performance you and your friend would like to come to. Audrey Hepb . . ." The latter part of the last name is dropped, as typical of Hepburn signatures of the period. Hepburn had already made her stunning movie debut in "Roman Holiday". Ahead of her were her many other memorable movies, and thus this is an early autograph of Hepburn.

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        Fishless Days. By Sparse Grey Hackle

      New York: Privately Printed and Published by The Anglers' Club of New York, 1954. First edition, one of 591 copies. Illustrated by Charles De Feo. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth, printed label on upper cover and spine. Fine in original slipcase (some splitting along spine of slipcase, no loss). Designated "Author's Copy" in the author's hand and inscribed by him on the front flyleaf. Inscribed to John McDonald "A collection of the small lures", notes the author on the title page, "on which I have taken many a full basket of friends and good companions from that best of pools, the Long Table of The Angler's Club"With a splendid inscription on the front flyleaf to John McDonald, editor of The Complete Fly Fisherman. The Notes and Letters of Theodore Gordon (1947):"To John McDonald, who deserves the gratitude of all anglers for his re-discovery of Theodore Gordon, with the admiration and thanks of Sparse Grey Hackle Dec. 5, 1954"McDonald has signed his name in full beneath.

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        3 Typed letters signed, plus 1 form signed, and signed photo to Rolf Hosemann.

      Berlin 1954 - Laue, Max von (1879-1960). (1) Typed letter signed, in German with typed and ms. corrections, dated 12.6.54 (June 12, 1954), to Rolf Hosemann (b. 1912), addressed to "Lieber Kollege" (dear colleague). 1-1/3pp., on single sheet with letterhead of the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin. (2) Typed letter signed, in German to Hosemann dated 19.7.54 (July 19, 1954). 1 page, on letterhead of the Institut as above. (3) Undated typed letter signed (draft) in German, written in 1954 or later, to an unnamed member of the Stiftenverband fur die Deutsche Wissenschaft. 2-1/4pp., on 2 sheets. (4) Printed circular letter in German dated 1.11.53 (November 1, 1953) with von Laue's autograph signature at the foot and Hosemann's name and the date "3.5.1952" filled in by typewriter. 1 sheet, on letterhead of the Institut as above. (5) Printed thank-you note in German dated 9 October 1953, signed in ink by von Laue, with a portrait photograph of von Laue (85 x 114 mm.) attached. 4pp. 211 x 149 mm. Together 5 items, comprising the thank-you note and 4 letters on 5 sheets total, all measuring 292 x 211 mm.; all sheets punched for a two-hole binder. Letters creased where previously folded, slight soiling and wear, thank-you note a little dust-soiled and browned with thumbtack holes in each corner, but very good. English translations included. Max von Laue received the Nobel Prize for physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of x-rays in crystals, a discovery that Einstein called one of the most beautiful in physics. "Subsequently it was possible to investigate X radiation itself by means of wavelength determination as well as to study the structure of the irradiated material. . . . The new field of X-ray structural analysis that Laue established developed into an important branch of physics and chemistry" (DSB). Laue continued to develop his theory of X-ray interference in the following decades, and did some important work on superconductivity as well. An early supporter of Einstein's theory of relativity, Laue was one of the few members of the Prussian Academy of Sciences to protest Einstein's dismissal from that organization in 1933 following the Nazi rise to power; that same year, Laue also successfully prevented the Academy from admitting Johannes Stark, the pro-Hitler physicist who believed relativity to be a "world-wide Jewish trick." After World War II Laue played an active role in rebuilding German science, founding the German Physical Society and re-establishing both the German Research Association and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. In April 1951, at the age of 71, Laue took over the directorship of the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, a post he occupied until his death nine years later. This collection of materials contains two letters from Laue to Rolf Hosemann, his chief assistant at the Fritz-Haber-Institut. Hosemann had submitted a paper to Laue for review, and in (1), the first of his letters to Hosemann, von Laue critiques it thoroughly: I have gone to a lot of trouble with the second section of your work, "Lorentz-invariant deduction of Hamiltonian mechanics, Maxwellian electrodynamics and Schroedinger wave mechanics from the so-called general wave equation. Clarification of the wave-particle dualism." I have objections in many places. . . . What do you want to do in this second section? The fact that you present the reader the mechanics of the mass point, which are well known to him, in a peculiar and most unpleasant notation, in my opinion, is rather superfluous. You want to begin with Equations (36) and (28), which are known to lead to the Hamiltonian equations of mechanics. What is the rest for? . . . You refer to de Broglie's agreement. Are you sure that he has actually studied your manuscript? Being French, he has a strong tendency to avoid an uncomfortable discussion by using some pleasing phrases. In any case, I cannot accept your manuscript as submitted for the Z [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Die Erzählungen aus den Tausendundein Nächten. Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe in sechs Bänden. Zum ersten Mal nach dem arabischen Urtext der Calcuttaer Ausgabe aus dem Jahre 1839 übertragen von Enno Littmann. 6 Bände. 6.-10. Tsd. Wiesbaden, Insel-Verlag 1954. Kl.8° (18 x 11 cm). Zusammen 4.870 S. Orig.-Pergament mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, mit Kopfgoldschnitt.

      Wiesbaden: Insel-Verlag, 1954. Eines von 275 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzpergament. - Sarkowski 1719 C. - Vorzüglich erhaltene Dünndruckausgabe der orientalischen Märchensammlung. - Die Einbände fertigte der Leipziger Meisterbuchbinder Gerhard Prade (sein blindgeprägtes Buchbindersignet auf den hinteren Innendeckeln)..

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        SCHWEITZER, Albert (1875-1965), German organist, philosopher, 1953, handwr. letter w/signature

      . Handwirtten letter, presumably partial by his assistant Mathilde Kottmann and by himself. With original envelope. The text reads: "Herrn Direktor Uhlfelder. Avenida Alem 424 of 502. Buenos Aires Argentine. DrAlbert Schweitzer Lambarene. 11 May 1954. <p>Sehr geehrter Herr Uhlfeld [sic] Doktor Schweitzer, sehr übermüdet und durch Arbeit, Sorgen und Verpflichtungen belastet, bittet mich Ihnen umgehend zu antworten. Ihnen zu danken für Ihre Freundlichkeit. <p>Konzertreisen werden für Doktor Schweitzer nicht mehr möglich sein. Es warten noch unendliche viele Aufgaben auf ihn, die nur durch sein Bemühen ihre Lösung finden werden. <p>Vor Jahren wäre es ihm wohl eine Freude gewesen Amerika zu bereisen, und es berührt ihn auch heute noch sehr ihre Einladung zu besitzen. Doktor Schweitzer, dessen Leben so mühevoll ist, und keinen Ruhetag mehr gestattet, muss nun Vieles ablehnen, was ihn freuen würde...<p>Ich sende Ihnen meine besten Grüsse<p>Ihre ergebene (Frl) Mathilde Kottmann<p><p>Lieber Herr Uhlfelder. Wie gerne käme ich. Ich weiss von dem regen musikalischen Leben in Argentinien. Schöne Orgeln sind für mich eine grosse Verlockung. Aber, ich muss einige Arbeiten (musikalische und philosophische) fertig stellen, ehe ich an Reisen denken darf. Es sind Arbeiten, die zum grossen Teil fertig sind, denen ich aber ihre definitive Gestalt geben muss. Und aus den [...] auf diese Werke darf ich nicht heraustreten. Heute habe ich auch zwei Anfragen amerikanischer Universitäten für Gastvorlesungen ablehnen müssen. Für mich gilt "Bestelle dein Haus..." und die Zeit wo ich für mich arbeiten darf ist mir nicht zu reichlich zugemessen, weil ich ja durch mein so gross gewordenes Spital in [...] bin. Bitte meine Brüder von der Orgel H Forti u. H Perceval bestens Grüßen. Herzlich Ihr ergebener Albert Schweitzer.". 13,4 x 20,9 cm; 5,3 x 8,2 inches. One fold, minor creases, faint yellowing of the paper, two tape staines at the upper and lower margin., with two small holes at the left margin

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        The Horse and His Boy

      Geoffrey Bles. Hardcover. Light wear to boards but has a couple of small marks, content clean and sharp - solidly bound. Good DJ with some toning and moderate edge wear. Price clipped. Faint patch of foxing to front endpaper . Good. 1954 . First Edition.

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        Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit Signed

      Herbert Jenkins, UK 1954 - Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit by PG Wodehouse Signed First Edition Herbert Jenkins 1954. No inscriptions, lightly browned edges. Red boards unmarked, fine in original dust jacket. Not price clipped. SIGNED BY PG WODEHOUSE to title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

      London: Herbert Jenkins,, 1954. Octavo. Original red boards, spine lettered in black, publisher's device to rear board in black. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, some minor marginal foxing; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a slightly faded spine, some nicks and chips to extremities, and a short closed tear (2 cm) to foot of front panel. First edition, first impression of the seventh of the Jeeves novels.

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        I'll Be You and You Be Me

      New York: Harper & Row, 1954. First edition, later printing. Pictures by Marurice Sendak. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Green pictorial boards, with endpapers of thick gray paper. Fine copy in pictorial dust jacket (slightly faded), without the defining slug "No. 5226A", on inside front flap, ad with price $3.27". Inscribed by Both Krauss & Sendak Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Larry -- from Ruth" "(this is the other book I said I had for you - I could get this 'library edition' only - hence the ugly endpapers." And further inscribed beneath: "For Bob Wilson "from Maurice Sebdak" "with pleasure! "Maurice Sendak "April '89".

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        Hjalmar Schacht For and Against Hitler - a Political-Economic Study of Germany 1923-1945

      Boston: The Christopher Publishing House. Hardcover. 416 pages. Bibliography. Footnotes. "The purpose here is to re-examine the record, in order better to appreciate the past and present problems of Europe, political and economic. The career of this man happens to be an excellent mirror for those problems: why democracy fell in Germany (as it had in much of the world); why the unspeakable Nazi came to despotic power over one of the most cultured and civilized nations of the world; whether dictatorships are better qualified to deal with the complexities of industrial life; why foreign trade in the post-war world departed so far from the cherished principles of the nineteenth century; how and why war came to Europe and the world in 1939; how the citizen can react to the modern police state; what can be done to remove a modern dictator or whether it is possible at all; whether one major trend of the modern world, class struggle, can be replaced by the other, nationalism; whether 'strong-man-rule' is the proper solution to the 'Bolshevik Danger'; what action can be taken to curb the dominant trend in the economy toward inflation; how should peace-loving powers treat a fanatical dictator - with force or with conciliation. It is a study of these basic problems of modern civilization rather than merely as the study of an individual who sought and obtained world-wide fame that this work was attempted." - from Foreward. Light wear. Sunning to spine. Clean and unmarked. Binding sound. A quality copy. . Good. 1954. First Edition.

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        Pervigilium veneris

      OFFICINA BODONI 1954 1 Due poesie latine seguite dalla versione italiana in versi di A. Cutolo ed illustrate con cinque litografie di Mario Vellani?Marchi. Officina Bodoni, carattere Bembo corpo 11 tondo maiuscolo e corpo 16 tondo e corsivo, titoli in corpo 30 e 36. Tiratura 135 esemplari su carta a tino Magnani. Rilegatura cartonata con carta Roma avorio e marchio dell'editore in oro sul quadrante anteriore (stampata per lib. Antiq. Hoepli). esemplare n. 60 ben conservato.

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        Königstraße. - [Manuskript].

      um 1954?, Lübeck - Manuskript, 60 lose Blätter, einseitig in Kurrentschrift beschrieben, 29,5 x 21 cm (zwei Blätter kupiert), mittig gefalzt. Unveröffentlichtes Manuskript. Lange beschreibt sehr detailreich vor allem die Geschichte der Geschäftshäuser in der Königstraße und den angrenzenden Straßen, er berichtet über Anekdoten, die Besitzerwechsel, Erweiterungen, Erfolge, Mißerfolge, etc. - Gerade die Anekdoten greifen zum Teil weit aus, etwa wenn er über Emanuel Geibel berichtet, "der täglich bei unserem Haus vorbeikam, um zu seinem Freund Schunck in der Fischstraße zu gehen" (Geibel starb 1884). Wann genau und in welchem Zusammenhang das Manuskript entstand, ist unklar. Der Bombenkrieg, den Lange offensichtlich als Rentner in Lübeck miterlebt hat, wird an mehreren Stellen thematisiert. Eine Seite des Manuskripts ist auf der Rückseite eines Werbebriefes aus dem Jahr 1954 geschrieben. - Der Verfasser des Manuskripts war Redakteur für die lübeckischen Anzeigen und verfasste das 1915 erschienene Buch "Das Rote Kreuz in Lübeck". - Teils stark angerändert, sonst gut. 401 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Live and Let Die. (a James Bond novel)

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954., 1954. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, 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 very minor handling and a touch of browning to the rear. An unquestionably fine copy. This variant example features 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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        3 Typed letters signed, plus 1 form signed, and signed photo to Rolf Hosemann

      Berlin, 1954. Laue, Max von (1879-1960). (1) Typed letter signed, in German with typed and ms. corrections, dated 12.6.54 (June 12, 1954), to Rolf Hosemann (b. 1912), addressed to "Lieber Kollege" (dear colleague). 1-1/3pp., on single sheet with letterhead of the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin. (2) Typed letter signed, in German to Hosemann dated 19.7.54 (July 19, 1954). 1 page, on letterhead of the Institut as above. (3) Undated typed letter signed (draft) in German, written in 1954 or later, to an unnamed member of the Stiftenverband fur die Deutsche Wissenschaft. 2-1/4pp., on 2 sheets. (4) Printed circular letter in German dated 1.11.53 (November 1, 1953) with von Laue's autograph signature at the foot and Hosemann's name and the date "3.5.1952" filled in by typewriter. 1 sheet, on letterhead of the Institut as above. (5) Printed thank-you note in German dated 9 October 1953, signed in ink by von Laue, with a portrait photograph of von Laue (85 x 114 mm.) attached. 4pp. 211 x 149 mm. Together 5 items, comprising the thank-you note and 4 letters on 5 sheets total, all measuring 292 x 211 mm.; all sheets punched for a two-hole binder. Letters creased where previously folded, slight soiling and wear, thank-you note a little dust-soiled and browned with thumbtack holes in each corner, but very good. English translations included. Max von Laue received the Nobel Prize for physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of x-rays in crystals, a discovery that Einstein called one of the most beautiful in physics. "Subsequently it was possible to investigate X radiation itself by means of wavelength determination as well as to study the structure of the irradiated material. . . . The new field of X-ray structural analysis that Laue established developed into an important branch of physics and chemistry" (DSB). Laue continued to develop his theory of X-ray interference in the following decades, and did some important work on superconductivity as well. An early supporter of Einstein's theory of relativity, Laue was one of the few members of the Prussian Academy of Sciences to protest Einstein's dismissal from that organization in 1933 following the Nazi rise to power; that same year, Laue also successfully prevented the Academy from admitting Johannes Stark, the pro-Hitler physicist who believed relativity to be a "world-wide Jewish trick." After World War II Laue played an active role in rebuilding German science, founding the German Physical Society and re-establishing both the German Research Association and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. In April 1951, at the age of 71, Laue took over the directorship of the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, a post he occupied until his death nine years later. This collection of materials contains two letters from Laue to Rolf Hosemann, his chief assistant at the Fritz-Haber-Institut. Hosemann had submitted a paper to Laue for review, and in (1), the first of his letters to Hosemann, von Laue critiques it thoroughly: I have gone to a lot of trouble with the second section of your work, "Lorentz-invariant deduction of Hamiltonian mechanics, Maxwellian electrodynamics and Schroedinger wave mechanics from the so-called general wave equation. Clarification of the wave-particle dualism." I have objections in many places. . . . What do you want to do in this second section? The fact that you present the reader the mechanics of the mass point, which are well known to him, in a peculiar and most unpleasant notation, in my opinion, is rather superfluous. You want to begin with Equations (36) and (28), which are known to lead to the Hamiltonian equations of mechanics. What is the rest for? . . . You refer to de Broglie's agreement. Are you sure that he has actually studied your manuscript? Being French, he has a strong tendency to avoid an uncomfortable discussion by using some pleasing phrases. In any case, I cannot accept your manuscript as submitted for the Zeitschrift fur Physik. In my opinion, the rewriting must rephrase the title, which promised entirely too much, to something more modest. . . . I have now also read Section III. In this section you state that Section II has already covered the movement of a mass point in a specified electromagnetic field. The reader would be happy to believe that, because of the introduction of your "potential four-vector" pe was directed to that from the beginning. But these laws of motion do not by any means include all of electrodynamics. . . . The claim you make at the beginning of the work, that you can derive electrodynamics from the relativity principle, completely misses the target. Hosemann then apparently sent Laue a rewrite of his paper, to which Laue responded in (2): I began yesterday to read your manuscript, the boomerang, and must admit that this manuscript makes an infinitely better impression than the previous one. . . . I have made many marginal comments, but they only concern format. I will continue reading, and hope that we will very quickly agree when we next meet. But I hope that the important content of your work will find a form adequate for it. In order to inform you at once of some of my reservations: At more than one point in your proof you refer to equations which appear later. I have convinced myself that this is superfluous in all of these cases, and therefore not harmful. But the reader, seeing something like that, immediately expects circular reasoning, as you derive the later equations from the earlier ones. . . . No. (3), the draft of a letter from Laue to the Stiftenverband fur die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Society for the Support of German Science), contains a great deal of information about Hosemann and his work at the Fritz-Haber-Institut, as well as the type of research the Institut was engaged in, and some insight into how the Institut obtained its funding during the 1950s: Over the last four years, my chief assistant, Professor R. Hosemann, established an X-ray department at my Institute concerned particularly with study of the structures of non-crystalline substances (e.g., high polymers or colloids). . . . The Institute first worked with fundamental problems of diffraction. For example, the theory of the ideal paracrystal was published (Z. Physik 128, 1 & 465 [1950]), as well as the diffraction theory of the lamellar bundle (Z. Physik 127, 16 [1950]; Koll. Z. 117, 13 [1950]). The monograph, "The statistical character of the fine structure of high-molecular weight and colloidal substances," was published in "On the Structure and Matter of Solids," Springer-Verlag, 1952. . . . Independent of that, experimental studies initially concerned primarily with fundamental problems were started at this Institute (see, for example, Die Naturwissenschaften 41, 440 [1954]). But many of these works are so well completed that it is possible to start studying practical problems (e.g., X-ray interferences in colloidal systems such as latex emulsions, crystal structure studies with the counting tube goniometer, etc.) Unfortunately, we have not yet been able to realize adequate support for the completion of this work at the Max Planck Society. Given the existing controls, then, we fear that Prof. Hosemann will lose his coworkers, who have worked very intensively and successfully for the last four years in this new and rather difficult field of work. . . . No. (4) is a printed circular letter addressed to Hosemann, concerning an agreement between the Institut and the Deutschen Forschungshochschule Berlin-Dahlem. No. (5) is a printed thank-you notice with original photograph, apparently sent to all who participated in the October 9, 1953 celebration of Laue's 74th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his receiving the doctorate. Despite all his researches mentioned in no. (3) above, Laue's correspondent and assistant Hosemann is not mentioned in our reference works on the history of 20th century physics. OCLC cites three monographs written or co-written by Hosemann: Die Erforschung der Struktur hochmolekular und kolloider Stoffe mittels Kleiwinkelstreuung (1952), mentioned in Laue's letter; Lichtoptische Herstellung und Diskussion der Faltungsquadrate parakristaller Gitter (1956); and Direct Analysis of Diffraction by Matter (1962). DSB. Weber, Pioneers of Science, pp. 49-50.

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        Freakshow.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1954 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Some minor toning to the contents but an excellent copy in the somewhat faded, price clipped dust jacket. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "to Raymond [Chandler] Jacquin Sanders" and with Chandler's La Jolla ownership stamp beneath which he as written "From Little Brown & Co - God Knows why!" In a letter to the budding writer James Fox in May 1954 Chandler writes, "Your publishers for no reason that I can understand sent me a book called Freak Show by Jacquin Sanders (where the hell does a character get a name like that?). I haven't read it and don't want to."

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        The Federal Reserve Conspiracy *SECOND PRINTING*

      Common Sense, USA, 1954, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Fair, Second PrintingSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 144 pages. Documents the creation of the privately-owned U.S. Federal Reserve in 1913. Above-average wear and soiling. Binding intact. Title hand-written upon sunned spine. 2.5" x 4" Thunderbolt sticker upon title page and inside back cover. Bit of writing at top of back cover. Two of the recommended titles inside back cover are stroked out. Occasional small ink markings to contents. A sound copy of the rare second printing of this classic work.

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        Second to None The Royal Scots Greys 1919-1945

      Glasgow: McCorquodale & Co Ltd. G +: in good (plus) condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing to covers. Lower edge bumped. Signature to fep. Occasional light foxing. [1954]. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xvi, 210pp. B/w plates and twenty folding maps; map endpapers. Signature of Dan S. Lewis of the Royal Scots Greys, dated March 1957. Foreword by Field-Marshal Montgomery. Loose extract from 'The Scots Grey in 'Mechanization' by M R Sheldon loose inside the book. .

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        EN LA MASMÉDULA

      Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires 1954 - Primera edición. Ejemplar de la tirada de ciento cincuenta y cinco de los cuales solo se pusieron a la venta cincuenta ejemplares. Encuadernación original de Editorial con las cubiertas en perfectas condiciones. Fueron impresos en la Casa de Francisco A.Colombo 45 págs.

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        Afrikas gröna berg. Översättning av Marten Edlund. 1st Swedish edition.

      Stockholm, Bonniers Förlag, 1954. - 244 pp., 1 leave. Illustratad av Erik Palmquist. Large 8vo. Editor's cased boards, dj. DJ chipped, rubbed and with some smaller tears; front slap missing for the bigger part; dj verso "repaired" with film strips. Boards slightly browned and knocked at edges; edges browned; half-title and title with small (water?) stains in the margin; leaves bumped and a little bit creased at upper edge. With handwritten 2-line dedication and signed by Ernest Hemingway on half-title: "Best wishes yours very truly Ernest Hemigway". Picture on demand. SW

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        Strange Desires

      Lion 1954 - Very Good+ vintage paperback Lion 191. A generally square and solid book, very slight spine lean, uncreased covers, light rubbing to spine. Internally sound, PO name to first page, text paper age toned but not brittle. Collection of stories exploring "the darkest hungers of men and women". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        "4•XIV•54 DEAR FRIDOLF": AN ORIGINAL SIGNED CALLIGRAPHIC ART WORK BY BYRON MACDONALD, IN THE FORM OF A LETTER TO FRIDOLF JOHNSON, PENNED IN UNCIAL, IN A CONCENTRIC CIRCLE SPIRALING OUT FROM THE CENTER TO THE EDGES

      April 14, 1954.. 1954.. Good. - sc An original calligraphic letter penned in a concentric circle onto an [approximately] 18-1/2"x 16-3/4" sheet. The Uncial lettering begins in the center with Fridolf's name penned in red ink from which, the other words drawn in black carefully and delicately spiral out towards the edges. A superb example of the calligrapher's art, once folded, now beautifully framed in a heavy wood frame with a gilt-edged circular opening."Dear Fridolf, Can't begin to tell you how happy I was to get your beautifully written letter two weeks ago and your invitation to send some of my stuff back for your article. There seems to be an increase in demand for calligraphy out here, at least advertising-wise. As usual, the bulk of my work comes from the clients direct and the Universities and State and Government departments. Have designed quite a few plaques lately and a good many hand-lettered books, one in French, two in German, two in Italian and the rest in English. One of the most interesting was an address to His Majesty, the King of Sweden, commemorating his seventieth birthday. Do you remember Lyle Brown's "Sports Quiz" cartoon? Well, we are syndicated in more than fifty daily newspapers and Pocket Books bought it for world-wide distribution. Should hit the stands around May tenth so be sure and look for it. California is still the boom state, building everywhere-free-ways, housing projects, office buildings. Down-town San Francisco is having some face-lifting too-all the better. We have some new restaurants that are superb-wish you were here to sample them. Byron [his son] sends his regards-all five foot ten of him. He now plays piano, clarinet, base clarinet, sax, flute and oboe-yoiks! Am writing this on the front porch at Black Point and it is 80º in the shade-too hot to work. Mom and Pop send their very best and all the rest of the Macdonalds likewise. Hope to see you in a few weeks but write soon! Best regards, Jim." An incredible feat which makes of this otherwise ordinary letter, a superb work of art.Fridolf Johnson, the recipient, was an editor at American Artist magazine. A typophile, bookman, pressman, and Bibliographer, Johnson was the author/editor of "Rockwell Kent: An Anthology of His Works", published by Knopf in 1981. The late Fridolf Johnson was also a calligrapher in his own right. "Byron Macdonald was born in San Francisco and attended evening classes at the California School of Fine Arts while earning his living by writing show cards. This occupation, he thinks, is an invaluable background for the calligrapher as 'it gives one a sense of layout (being able to dramatize) and great manual dexterity with pen and brush.' He did department store lettering and theatre lobby posters before progressing to advertising agency reproduction lettering.His study of the development of letters led him to calligraphy. His favorite alphabet is the Uncial, which he is now doing in several versions and weights for a photo-letterring company. Besides teaching at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, he applies his calligraphic talents to a wide variety of uses, from liturgical literature to movie titles, and from architectural inscriptions to trademarks, letterheads, posters, and books, including the cover of this book." -- ["Calligraphy and Handwriting in America 1710-1962, Assembled and Shown by the Peabody Institute Library", Caledonia, NY, 1962].Byron "Jim" Macdonald is the author of "Calligraphy: The Art of Lettering With The Broad Pen". He designed the binding for the book "Two Thousand Years of Calligraphy", the catalog for the exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Peabody Institute Library June 6-July 18, 1965.His work is represented in the modern calligraphy collection of The National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.Examples of Byron J. Macdonald's work are depicted in the catalogue "Calligraphy and Handwriting in America..." [items 255 and 253]. Item number 253 is very similar to the original calligraphic art work, described above, which we are offering for sale.

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        UNDER THE NET

      London: Chatto & Windus. 1954. First edition, first printing. Original paper-covered boards with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy with no inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good original and correct first issue dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed and marked with a little darkening to the extremities and a marginally faded spine. Not price-clipped. No repairs or restoration to any part of the book or dustwrapper. An attractive example of the author?'s first novel. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Under The Net

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1954. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MITTEILUNGEN DER FRÄNKISCHEN GEOGRAPHISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT, 33 Bände (darunter 12 Doppelbände): 1 (1954) - 45 (1998). Vollständig. Zeitschrift, ISSN: 0071-8173.,

      Erlangen : Palm und Enke, 1954-1998. - 33 Bände. 33 Bände!!! Umfangreiche Sammlung ab dem 1. Band. Mit vielen Illustrationen und angebundenen Falttafeln. Halbleineneinbände, ab Doppelband 23/24 (1976/77) in Originalbroschur. Band 9 (1961) wurde außen fälschlicherweise mit 11 (1963) gekennzeichnet. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichungen versehen. Einbände mit leichten Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren. Seiten überwiegend sauber, nur Teilweise mit Nachdunkelungen, Lesespuren oder Knickspuren. Tafeln teilweise an den Rändern etwas knittrig oder rissig. Bindung bei allen Bänden fest. Guter Zustand. mbx zqx Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 30000

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        The Love Eaters

      London: Heinemann. (1954). The uncorrected proof copy of the true first edition of her first novel, published in England prior to being issued in the U.S., despite her being an American writer. Settle is the author of the highly-acclaimed Beulah quintet, which is considered one of the finest sets of American historical novels ever written, and she also won the National Book Award for her novel Blood Ties. A very fragile proof, retaining wartime production standards: the front cover is printed on the verso of a Richard Aldington cover, a not-uncommon cost-saving phenomenon in post-war British publishing. Cocked, with small chip to upper rear corner; spine-tanned and covers beginning to separate there. Reviewer name (noted author and critic Oswell Blakeston) and address front cover. All told, a very good copy struggling to remain so. Rare. The first edition itself is scarce; we've never seen another proof copy. First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit Signed

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1954. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit by PG Wodehouse Signed First Edition Herbert Jenkins 1954. No inscriptions, lightly browned edges. Red boards unmarked, fine in original dust jacket. Not price clipped. SIGNED BY PG WODEHOUSE to title page.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Benn").

      Wohl Berlin, 23. III. 1954.. 2 SS. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Anbei 1) Vertrag | 2) Brief von Dr. Michael (bitte gelegentlich zurück) Ich sandte ihm 'Probleme der Lyrik' dafür. | Es wird Frühling. Gestern zum ersten Mal Sommerpaletot getragen. | 4) Wir sahen den Film [...], kein Spiel- u. Liebesfilm, sondern: Los Angeles, Kalifornien usw. Wirklich interessant, dort zersägen sie grosse Häuser u. transportieren sie auf andere Stellen u. setze sie wieder zusammen. Ein Zigeunervolk [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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        Fishless Days. By Sparse Grey Hackle

      New York: Privately Printed and Published by The Anglers' Club of New York, 1954. First edition, one of 591 copies. Illustrated by Charles De Feo. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth, printed label on upper cover and spine. Fine in original slipcase (some splitting along spine of slipcase, no loss). Designated "Author's Copy" in the author's hand and inscribed by him on the front flyleaf. First edition, one of 591 copies. Illustrated by Charles De Feo. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to John McDonald. "A collection of the small lures", notes the author on the title page, "on which I have taken many a full basket of friends and good companions from that best of pools, the Long Table of The Angler's Club" With a splendid inscription on the front flyleaf to John McDonald, editor of The Complete Fly Fisherman. The Notes and Letters of Theodore Gordon (1947): "To John McDonald, who deserves the gratitude of all anglers for his re-discovery of Theodore Gordon, with the admiration and thanks of Sparse Grey Hackle Dec. 5, 1954" McDonald has signed his name in full beneath.

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        Bettie Page, Coral Gables, 1954

      1954. Archival ink jet print, image measuring 10 inches by 10 inches, paper size 11 by 14. #1 of 2 in the Artist's Edition, identified as such in the photographer's hand and signed by her on the reverse. Original printed in 1954, reprinted in this format in 2012. Fine; no flaws. From a portrait session with Bettie Page, which is shown on the front pastedown and front free endpaper of 'Bunny Yeager's Darkroom' (Rizzoli; New York; 2012) and is reproduced as a stand-alone image on page 80 of that title as well. There are few if any comparable associations in contemporary American art between artist and model as is the one between Bunny Yeager and Bettie Page. A beautiful, somewhat mysterious and deeply resonant image.

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        MOUNTAINS. An Ariel Poem

      London: Faber and Faber. 1954. First edition. Signed by the author. Original yellow card covers printed in black, in the original envelope. Colour lithograph frontispiece and a black and white title illustration by Edward Bawden. An excellent near fine clean and bright copy in the rubbed and worn envelope. Signed in blue ink by W. H. Auden underneath his printed name of the illustrated title page. Scarce thus. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Second to None : The Royal Scots Greys - 1919-1945

      Glasgow: For the Regiment,, 1954. With a Foreword by Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title and regimental insignia in silver to the spine and upper board. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 15 other plates, 20 folding maps, maps to the endpapers. A little bumped, corners and spine ends, jacket slightly rubbed and with internal paper tape reinforcement at the head of the spine, a very good copy. First and only edition. Uncommon. The author was military historian Michael Carver, who "had the added advantage of having commanded 4th Armoured Brigade, in which the Regiment served from Normandy in 1944, to V.E. Day, May, 1945. Furthermore, Brigadier Carver took part not only in all the desert operations but also in those of the Italian campaign with which the Regiment was concerned. He therefore writes from great personal knowledge and first-hand experience … " (Preface).

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