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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."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Dictionary of Parisian Music Publishers, 1700-1950 (Da Capo Press music reprint series)

      Da Capo Pr, 1954-06-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Heavy wear.Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. Spine covering pulling away. Text clean and complete.

      [Bookseller: Books Renewed]
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        Living the Good Life [Inscribed in the Year of Publication]

      Harborside: Social Science Institute. (1954). An account of the authors' homestead in Vermont, which they described as a 20-year project in self-subsistent living and subtitled this volume (in part) "How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World." The Nearings were radical pacifists who essentially "dropped out" of most aspects of contemporary American society after World War II, and set about making their Vermont farm self-sustaining. In the Vietnam War era this book became the Bible of the back-to-the-land movement, and that, in turn, led to the movement toward revitalizing small farms, the "slow food" movement, and the "locavore" phenomenon -- which are pervasive cultural influences in the U.S. and western Europe today. Inscribed by the authors in the year of publication: "To Eva & Hans & their good life in Yonkers/ Helen & Scott/ Oct 12 1954." All written in Helen's hand but for Scott's name, which Scott has written. From what we've been able to discern, Hans [Simons] was Dean of the School of Politics of the New School for Social Research. Foxing to the spine cloth; a very good copy in patterned boards, lacking the dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Turn Back the Pages

      Juta, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, 1st Edition, Inscribed by Author(s)The jacket is torn. Tanning to the endpapers. Textually clean and tightly bound. Quantity Available: 1. Inscribed by Author(s). Inventory No: z369.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Daphnis et Chloe. Traduction de Jacques Amyot.

      Paris, Manuel Bruker, 1954.. 4°. M. 47 (davon 14 doppelseitigen) Orig.- Radierungen v. Marcel Vertes. 204 S., 2 Bll. HLdr.d.Zt. a. 5 Bünden m. RVergold. u. Kopfgoldschn. (Originalbrosch. eingebunden). Einbd. leicht berieben. Nr. 99 v. 105 (GA 140) Exempl.. Marcel Vertes (1895 Budapest - 1961 New York), Grafiker, Maler, Illustrator u. Bühnenbildner, 1925 ging er nach Paris, z. seinen Vorbildern gehörte Toulouse-Lautrec, mit beginn d. 2.Weltkrieges floh er in d. USA, nach Kriegsende lebte er in Paris u. New York. Er illustrierte viele Bücher bekannter Franz. Schriftsteller, schuf Bühnenbilder u. Kostüme f. Theater u. Film in London u. New York. 1952 erhielt er f.d. Ausstattung des Films "Mouline Rouge" (Regie: John Huston) 2 OSCARS. Er war auch Mitglied d. Jyri des Filmfestivals in Cannes.

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        McCarthy and His Enemies

      Henry Regnery, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Signed by Author(s)Size: 8vo - over 7

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

      Houghton -Mifflin 1954 - "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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        The Dictionary of English Furniture from the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian Period. 3 volume set

      London Country Life Limited 1954. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Teg Second Revised Edition Red/gilt hardback cloth cover 390mm x 250mm (15" x 10"). 349pp; 384pp; 376pp. B/w and colour plates.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        FDR Meets Ibn Saud

      American Friends of the Middle East, New York 1954 - Black hard boards, gold gilt print on spine and front cover in great condition, tips are sharp, four small dots of cloth adhere to the right edge of the front cover otherwise the book would be fine, unmarked inside with a tight binding, 45pp, great copy, first edition, signed and inscribed by the author to John Barkhurst, a resident of the area. This is the Kohinur Series Number One, pictures on request and with our pleasure. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phyllis35]
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        The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (Inscribed Association copy)

      William Morrow & Co., New York 1954 - Inscribed by the author, to his neice: "To Nordie / With lots of the best and thanks for so many secretarial kindnesses / Yours, Uncle Erle / Erle Stanley Gardner / January 1954." A fine copy, in a teriffic colorful dust jacket by Charles Lofgren. Dust Jacket with light edge wear and a wrinkle on rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Modern Calendar Watches : Action, Detail of Calibers , Repair

      Journal Suisse D' Horlogerie, 1954, Soft cover, Book Condition: Goodthe wraps are shelf rubbed and edge worn. mild tanning. ownership stamps. light marks. well bound. 136 pages. good copy.[S.K] Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: oblt.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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        Signed Playbill -- "The Immoralist

      New York, 1954. paperback. near fine. Exceedingly rare and possibly unique signed Playbill for James Dean's appearance in the Broadway play "The Immoralist" at the Royale Theatre, February 1954. Signed "James Dean" on the front cover, along with "Geraldine Page" and "Louis Jourdan." The Playbill grades near fine condition, retaining much of its milk white surface with no rusting at the staples. The signatures are all executed in pencil with excellent contrast. Accompanied by the even rarer ticket envelope from the Royale Theatre box office containing the original ticket stub for the February 6, 1954 matinee performance. The Balcony seat (Row F Seat 5) cost the attendee $1.80. Note: "The Immoralist" opened for New York previews on February 6, 1954 at the Royale Theatre, a most unusual circumstance at the time; audiences could attend, but critics were not invited. Dean's behavior was erratic and several members of the cast described him as a distraction. On February 7th the producers of the play contacted playwright Paul Osborne. He was working on an adaption of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" and called director Elia Kazan to recommend the fellow playing the Arab houseboy as a possibility for the leading role. Knowing Dean's work, Kazan jumped at the idea and Dean tendered his resignation the next day -- which happened to be opening night -- before the reviews came in. In essence, Dean appeared in only a handful of preview performances and in the opening night presentation, and then he was gone. This is without doubt one of the most important James Dean items to come to market in the last 25 years. American actor best known for his roles in three 1950s screen classics:" East of Eden," "Rebel Without A Cause," and "Giant." His untimely death in a high-speed car crash elevated him to the status of Hollywood legend.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Tableaux, Pastels & Dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 2 vols., Paris, 1918, reprinted, Alain C. Mazo, 1954.

      Alain C. Mazo., Paris 1954 - Folio. Original blue card covers, uncut. Fine black and white illustrations, Joints rubbed at head and foot of spine., a few light indents to covers.A superb facsimile of the original edition of 1918, reprinted in an edition of 100. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        HARMSWORTH TRUST LIBRARY. PART 1-35 (lacking no.14). With CATALOGUE OF BOOKS OMITTED OR RETURNED FROM PREVIOUS SALES (1954)|THE

      Sotheby & Co, London 1954 - 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Forming part of the renowned library of the late Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth, BT., LL. D. (Blogie III, 116, 117, 118, 129, 130, 133). Auction of the library of Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth, 1939-1954. Includes English literature, prayer books, a collection of John Bunyan's works, and Americana. 10,260 lots. Some wrappers bent, lightly soiled or slightly torn. Catalogue for 14th part of auction missing. Supplemental catalogue of books omitted or returned from previous sales with 104 lots included. Very difficult to assemble as a set. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Fable

      Random House, New York,, 1954. Octavo. Original blue cloth, decoration to upper board and titles to spine in gold blue and white, top edge stained blue, blue endpapers. With the publisher's card slipcase. A fine copy in the shattered original glassine and very lightly tanned publisher's slipcase. First edition, first printing, limited issue. One of 1,000 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mission of Gravity

      Doubleday, US 1954 - New York, Doubleday, 1954. Hardback first edition and first impression. Near fine. The jacket has a little bumping and rubbing to the spine tips and top edge, otherwise in decent shape. Signed by the author "Hal Clement / (Harry Stubbs)", review slip laid in. Provenance: from the collection of George Locke; author, publisher, dealer, bibliographer and collector. Best known for his Spectrum of Fantasy reference material and Ferret Fantasy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, PBFA]
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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".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        INSECTES SOCIAUX - Bulletin de l'Union Internationale pour l'étude des insectes sociaux, 13 volumes en 7 tomes comprenant les 52 bulletins depuis le N° 1 de janvier 1954 jusqu' au N° 4 de 1966 (colis de 15 kg)

      Paris - 1954 - ED. Masson, Paris - 1954/1966, 7 tomes in-8, relié Très bon état de l'ensemble, seule la reliure du tome 1 est légèrement abîmée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sylvain Paré]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      N. p., 14. X. 1954. - 4to. 1 p. To an unnamed recipient about the use of enjambement in verse texts: "Mon cher ami, Cet enjambement tombe sous le sens et je l’employais jadis à l’époque de 'Secret Professional'. Je ne savais pas que vous l’avez employé et je vous en félicite [ ]. (Je l’ai employé aussi une ou deux fois dans le chapitre 7 [ ]).[ ] Melle [?] (qui est à la radio) a eu la palme comme de juste. Je n’y étais pour rien. Les roues de la radio et de la télévision sont étranges. On va annoncer le chaos, décision prise. Votre fidèle Jean Cocteau".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Königstraße. - [Manuskript]. -

      [Lübeck, um 1954?],. 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..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Rupert Hart-Davis, UK 1954 - London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954. Hardback first edition and first impression. A near fine copy. Price-clipped. A little foxing to the page block edges, offsetting to the endpapers. Some wear to the corners and spine tips on the jacket. Nice to see an unfaded spine though. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, PBFA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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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.)

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY ]
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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."

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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. 

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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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