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        Le Ballet. Avec la collaboration de Maria Luz. (Le ballet en France du quinzieme siecle a nos jours)

      Arts du Monde Hachette, Paris 1954,. Leineneinband mit transparentem Schutzumschlag, 378 Seiten, 3 Bl., als Frontispiz eine Originallithographie von Picasso (im Stein/Druck signiert), Einbandillustration v. Henri Matisse, 415 Abbildungen (Fotografien, Illustrationen, teilweise montiert), 31,5x23 cm (=4°), Schutzumschlag mit kleinen Fehlstellen am oberen und unteren Rücken, sonst guter bis sehr guter Zustand,.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Klaus Medeke]
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        ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF ROBERT E. LEE BY JAMES M. FLAGG IN HAND CARVED FRAME BY DEE FLAGG

      Provenance: Rex Arrowsmith, renowned Santa Fe Native American art dealer. Oil on canvas signed in lower right corner. Hand carved frame signed in right panel. In excellent condition. Frame size: 42" x 32". Painting size: 24" x 19". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Under Milk Wood

      London: Dent, 1954., 1954. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's light brown cloth in original dust-wrapper. A crisp, clean, fine copy which is slightly rubbed to the crown. A most attractive example. The Swansea bard's 'Under Milk Wood' is a sensitive, often comic, examination of life in Wales. Another great Welshman, Richard Burton, who narrated the 1963 BBC Radio production, summised; 'the entire thing is about religion, the idea of death, and sex'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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        Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1954. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and roundel to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contents a little browned couple of small, marginal stains but a very decent copy in the mildly toned dust jacket with a light vertical crease to the lower panel and some trivial rubbing at the tips. First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket without the design credit slug to the front flap. The earliest dust jackets issued made no mention of Kenneth Lewis and at some point the need was recognised to credit his work. A stamp was made and as a stopgap existing jackets were overstampped beneath the blurb on the front flap. This slightly amateurish solution was swiftly abandoned and the jacket was reset and reprinted to include the Lewis credit. Copies of the first impression exist with all three states though we note that the third state dust jacket may readily be found on reprints and ought therefore be regarded with some suspicion. Copies of the first issue in such condition as the present example are increasingly hard to find.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Orfebreria Prehispanica De Colombia 6 Volume Set

      Banco De La Republica, Bogota, Colombia 1954 - This is a very good hardcover set in cloth-covered boards, and dust jackets (except for 2 volumes), of this important 6 volume collection of pre-Hispanic Colombian gold. Text in Spanish. Folio size 12" high X 9" wide. Vol.1: Estilo Calima Text, 367 pages, + 20 tipped-in color plates and 201 black & white figures in the text (line drawings), extensive bibliography; Vol.2: Estilo Calima Laminas,19 pages + 300 black & white photogravure plates; Volume 3: Estilos Tolima y Muisca Text, 385 pages, 145 black & white illustrations in the text, bibliography; Volume 4: Estilos Tolima y Muisca Laminas, 287 black & white plates. Both plate volumes have their dust jackets, text volumes do not. Volume 5: Estilos Quimbaya y otros.Text, 355 text pages + 113 black & white drawings and photographs in the text, bibliography. Volume 6: Laminas, 298 black & white photogravure plates. Volumes 5 and 6 very good in cloth and dust jackets. These volumes were published between 1954 and 1966. A very nice complete set of this major reference on Pre-Hispanic Colombian gold work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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        The Saucerian - Sept. 1954 Issue - Volume 2, No. 2 [fourth Issue overall]. UFO. From the Collection of Max Miller

      Clarksburg, WV: Gray Barker, 1954 Clarksburg, WV: Gray Barker, 1954. First Edition of the September, 1954 issue, Vol 2, No 2; the fourth issue ever published. Cover illustration by D.C. Lucchesi. From the collection of UFOlogist Max Miller. Octavo, illustrated blue and white stapled wraps, 40 pp. Moderate discoloration to the right side of front cover and top edge of rear cover, else essentially flawless. Very Good Plus. A rare early issue of Gray Barker's Saucerian publication, originally a monthly, then quarterly publication which was edited, in part written, and published by Barker. Campy, spooky and often thought provoking by a master of the subject. 40 pages of stories, reports, rumors, drawings, photos and humor. The periodical is a vintage Ufology icon. From the collection of Max Miller, founder of Flying Saucers International, and editor of its publication, Saucers. L103

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy (Comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King)

      London: George Allen and Unwin. 1954-1955. First editions, first printings. Three Volumes. A lovely fine set, bound in modern full red morocco with gilt titles and borders. Raised bands on the spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Internally fine, with clean, bright pages and no inscriptions or stamps. Maps present to rear of each volume. Housed in purpose-made red cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        A Book of Sketches

      (New York): Marchbanks Press for William Tenney Brewster. (1954, 1956, 1958, 1960). First. First editions. Four volumes. Folios. Embossed dark green, pale green, red, and gray cloth respectively. Boards a little rubbed, and a little scattered foxing, near fine. Volume One: A Book of Sketches (500 copies); Volume Two: Sketches from the South County of Rhode Island (250 copies); Volume Three: Sketches from the British Isles (250 copies); Volume Four: Italian and Sicilian Sketches (250 copies). An elaborate compilation of sketches by the 20th Century American impressionist, issued as a tribute by her husband. Very scarce complete in all four volumes. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Timmler, Karl. - Wieck bei Greifswald.

      . Zeichnung / Aquarell, auf Fabriano-Bütten, 1954. Von Karl Timmler. 48,0 x 63,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Links unten signiert und betitelt. In den Ecken jeweils das Wasserzeichen der Papiermühle. - Oberer Blattrand mit Resten einer ehemaligen Montierung. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Karl Timmler (1906 Liegnitz/Niederschlesien - 1996 Moritzburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker des Realismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Besuchte 1924-30 die Abendkurse an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. Studierte 1931-38 an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Ferdinand Dorsch, Max Feldbauer, Rudolf Schramm-Zittau und Richard Müller. Seit 1946 in Moritzburg wohnhaft malte er bevorzugt Landschaften seiner näheren Umgebung sowie Porträts..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        LIVE AND LET DIE

      London: Jonathan Cape. 1954. First edition, first printing, first state. Original black cloth with bronze titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed first state dustwrapper which has thin strips of darkening to the flap edges and minor rubbing to the extremities. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to both the front and rear flap). A very attractive example. Gilbert A2a (1.1).

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Abt. I. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge des Palaearktischen Faunengebietes. Band IV: SUPPLEMENT: DIE SPANNER DES PALAEARKTISCHEN FAUNENGEBIETES.

      Stuttgart 1954. 2 volumes (text & atlas). 4to. pp. viii, 766; viii, with 53 chromolithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Alturas de Macchu Picchu

      Santiago de Chile: Editorial Nascimento, (1954). Definitive edition. Chambi, Martín . One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Neruda. Illustrated with photographs of Machu Picchu by Martín Chambi, some published for the first time. Original wrappers, spine lettering a bit faded, a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1954. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some mild spotting to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression. This is Golding's first and best known novel, memorably filmed by Peter Brook.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE DWIGHT “DODO” ROMERO ARCHIVE OF HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS

      Unpublished. 1954 - 1967. An extensive collection of c.800 original photographs, all shot by amateur photographer Dwight Romero between 1954 and 1967, mostly black and white images and to the best of our knowledge unpublished. Various sizes but mostly 8.5 x 8.5 cms or 8.5 x 11.5 cms. The range is extraordinary, from silent film stars, 30s and 40s actors and actresses, Academy Award winners from 1927 through to 1967, musicians, sports stars, comedians, dancers, cowboys. The collection includes five different images of Marilyn Monroe, two of James Dean, Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, John Wayne, Paul Newman, Montgomery Clift, Rita Hayworth, Rock Hudson, James Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Grable, Barbara Stanwyck, Mary Pickford, James Cagney, Loretta Young, Gregory Peck, Ronald Reagan, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Wagner, Howard Keel, Ava Gardner, Ella Fitzgerald, Mickey Rooney, Steve McQueen, Marsha Hunt, Alan Ladd, Joe DiMaggio, Dean Martin, Rudolph Valentino and hundreds of others. A few of the photographs have later been signed by the stars they depict. An outstanding collection of photographs born of one man?'s fascination with Hollywood and the stars of the silver screen. The warmth and willingness to pose by his subjects would suggest the photographer was a well regarded regular around Hollywood?'s studio parking lots and hang-outs.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Arabian Nights Entertainments, The

      1954. Arthur Szyk's Scheherazade[SZYK, Arthur, illustrator]. BURTON, Sir Richard (translator).LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB. The Arabian Nights Entertainments. Containing Sixty-Five Stories Told by Shahrazade the Sultaness to Divert Shahryar the Sultan from the Execution of a Vow He Had Made to avenge the Disloyalty of his First sultaness; and Containing a Better Account of the Customs, Manners and Religion of the Eastern Nations Than is to be Met With in Any Edition Hitherto Published; Because the Text is One Which Sir Richard Burton Himself Desired to Own: the Definitive and All-inclusive Burton Translation with the Addition of the Notes Upon the text. Prepared by Those Scholars Who Had Previously Translated the Text into English from the Arabic, Notably Henry Torrens & Edward Lane & John Payne; and it is Embellished with Sixty Miniature Paintings by Arthur Szyk. Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Limited to 1500 numbered copies, this being copy no. 501. Four tall octavo volumes (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.), volumes I and II with accompanying volumes of Notes. Sixty full color plates. Uniformly bound in the publisher's full black cloth. A fine set. Housed in the two black cardboard publisher's slipcases.LEC Bibliography, No. 254

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Sweet Thursday

      Viking Press, New York 1954 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by John Steinbeck on a laid in signature. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this true first edition SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Aspect du terrain en Indochine du Nord

      [Saigon: Édition du Service cartographique des F.T.E.O.. Avrile 1954.]. "First edition, large square 4to, pp. [117]; photographic illustrations throughout; some wear, a few short splits in the wrapper extremities, else very good in original brown wrappers printed in black on the upper cover. At head of title: Forces terrestres du Nord Vietnam. 2. Bureau. Issued during the final battle for France in Vietnam at Dien Bien Phu. Cornell, Arizona, and Michigan only in OCLC."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Epilepsy And The Functional Anatomy Of The Human Brain

      Little Brown & Company, 1954. Sixth Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1954. Sixth Printing. 896 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with gold gilt lettering to spine. Clean, bright and well bound pages. Stamp to front inside board. V light sunning to inside board edges. Slight cracked to hinge at front, board and pages remain firm. Very good condition inside. Minor rub wear to boards and edges. Corners and spine ends bumped. Small sticker to bottom of spine. May be a few pages missing from the front. Front end paper missing, and first page is the frontispiece. Library stamp to frontispiece.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        The story of O: with A slave's revolt; an essay on The Story of O

      Paris: Olympia Press, 1954. Paperback. 187p., text in English, colophon states "This First Edition/of The Story of O/was printed by/Imprimerie Richard,/Paris, in June 1954., original purple wraps with star design framing on front cover, black titles, wear to folds and edges with mild splitting to covers at folds, otherwise a good first edition of the unauthorized English language translation published contemporaneously with the French edition. Grier B* (T?)

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Bounty Hunters

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1954 - Original printed cloth, slight wear at the edges and corners very slightly bumped. Jacket is chipped at the edges with a few short tears and a bit of loss at the edges and spine ends but still bright and about very good. Slight soiling to rear panel - unclipped with the $2.00 price. "Property of U.S. Navy stamped on the front pastedown and a pocket with an unused card on the rear endpaper; no other library or other marks. Leonard's first novel and, like the few that followed, a Western. 180pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 045190. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books, ABAA]
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        [The Lord of the Rings:] The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,, 1954?"5. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edbges stained red. With the dust jackets. A superb set in the uncommonly nice dust jackets lightly and evenly faded at the spines. A really pretty set. First editions, first impressions. The first edition was published in editions of 3,000 copies, 3,250 copies, and 7,000 copies respectively, so that there are no more than 3,000 sets in first impression throughout. The Return of the King is known in two states; the present copy is in the first state, page 49 with the signature mark "4" present and all lines of type sagging slightly in the middle. The three books together in first edition, first impression, first state are now increasingly scarce in the original printed dust jackets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Songs for Eve

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1954. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, red endpapers. With the remnants of the original glassine dust jacket. In the white slipcase. Boards lightly rubbed and partially faded. A very good copy in the glassine jacket that is split in two at the spine. First edition, first printing, limited issue unnumbered but specially bound and signed by the author on the half-title. Author's presentation copy inscribed on the title page "For Dos & Betty with love, Archie, December 1954". Dos was the writer John Dos Passos.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TRIO. Signed.

      Contact Press, Toronto 1954 - Turnbull, Gael. Webb, Phyllis. Mandel, E. W. TRIO. Signed. Toronto: Contact Press, 1954. First Edition of Canadian poets Eli Mandel, Gael Turnbull and Phyllis Webb's first book, Inscribed by Phyllis Webb on the half-title page to poet Ernie Farebrother who worked with John Sutherland at Northern Review. "To Ernie Farebrother, from Phyllis Webb, with best wishes." A near fine bright, fresh copy (showing some light use), in the publisher's gray, yellow and white wrappers, printed in black. The additional L in Eli Mandel's printed name whited out on the cover and title-page. 8vo. Unpaginated. 92 pp. $975 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Fighting Terms

      (Oxford): Fantasy Press. (1954). First. First edition, first issue. A couple of tiny spots on the front board and a little soiling, else near fine, issued without dustwrapper. Author's first substantial book. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Live and Let Die - THE CORRECT FIRST STATE DUST WRAPPER - WITH AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF SIGNED - LIVE AND LET DIE - ARTWORK BY THE DUST WRAPPER DESIGNER - KENNETH LEWIS.

      Jonathan Cape, London 1954 - HARDBACK - The book is in near fine condition. The outer black boards are unmarked. The gilt lettering to the spine is unfaded, as is the coin to the front board. The inner pages are very clean indeed, and free of foxing. The are no previous owner names or Inscriptions to the book. The book comes with an original piece of Live and Let Die artwork loosly laid in to the book by the artist Kenneth Lewis. The artwork shows the aqua marine blue designed dust wrapper, that was changed by Ian Fleming in favour of the burgandy wrapper that finally went to press.( It is rumoured that a few copies of the aqua marine dust wrapper were printed, but none have ever surfaced for sale ) The artwork has also been signed by the dust wrapper's artist.The dust wrapper is in very good or better condition. The dust wrapper is the correct first state with no Kenneth Lewis blurb to the front flap.This example features the text 'author'sskill' with the printed error within the Irish Times review. There is very light chipping to the spine tip, and a very small closed tear to the front panel. The wrapper's colours are fresh, with a little soiling to the rear panel. The book is correctly priced at 10s.6d.net to both the front and rear flap [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Collection of four (4) publications by Eugen Relgis with manuscript letters regarding translated works of Zweig (Castellio gegen Calvin) / Sammlung mit vier (4 Publikation von Eugen Relgis - mit zwei ausführlichen, handschriftlichen Briefen zu Übersetzungen die Relgis vorgenommen hat ("Castellio gegen Calvin"). Die in der Sammlung enthaltenen Bücher sind: 1. Eugen Relgis - Profetas y Poetas - Valores Permanentes y Temporarios del Judaismo. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Relgis auf dem Vorsatzblatt / 2. Eugen Relgis - Doce Capitales (Beitrag zur Übersetzung von "Castellio gegen Calvin" auf Seite 440). Mit ausführlicher, handschriftlicher Widmung von Relgis an Zohn auf dem Vorsatzblatt / 3. Eugen Relgis - Stefan Zweig, cazador de almas. Entrevista y Paseo en Salzburgo - Post Mortem sus Huellas en Montevideo - Algunas Cartas. / 4. Eugen Relgis - En un lugar de los Andes - Y Otros Poemas. Version castellana de Pablo R. Troise. Montevideo, Julio Herrera y Reissig, 1954. Mit ausführlicher Widmung von Relgis an Zohn auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Mit ausführlichem, zweiseitigem, handschriftlichem Brief von Relgis an Zohn /

      . All publications in spanish. All letters in french. From the library of Harry Zohn. Bindings slightly rubbed. Inscribed by Eugen Relgis on front free endpaper. / Aus der Bibliothek Harry Zohn. Alle Bände in spanischer Sprache. Alle Briefe auf französisch. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur geringen, äusserlichen Gebrauchsspuren. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Eugen Relgis auf dem Vorsatzblatt.. Mit dem Text: El Judaismo de Stefan Zweig (13 pages).

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        LOS D?AS ENMASCARADOS.

      Los Presentes,, M?xico City: 1954 - 97 pp. First edition; first printing; INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, CARLOS FUENTES, ON THE FIRST BLANK SHEET. Wrappers pristine; internally impeccable; a very fine copy of the author's first book; only 500 copies published. See additional images provided. A collection of six short stories which include: "Chac Mool"; "En defensa de la trigolibia"; Tlactocatzine, del jard?n de flandes; "Letan?a de la orqu?dea"; "Por boca de los dioses"; and "El que invent? la p?lvora." The first story "Chac Mool" is one of Fuentes seminal works and has received much critical acclaim. A scarce title by one of Latin America's most important authors. Inscribed to the bibliographer of Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez; "To Don Kline [sic] from a friend, Carlos Fuentes, 2004." Secured in a custom made clamshell enclosure. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Don Klein]
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        Original Manuscript Display

      n. p., n. d.: Seinfeld Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld [b. 1954]. American comedian, actor & writer. Often described as an observational comedian. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy, Seinfeld, [1989-1998], which he co-created. One yellow lined pad page holograph manuscript [unsigned] for a terrific Seinfeld holograph script titled: "Mom And Pop Open" & " Car Name" , starting: "Car names are so stupid / No Baron has ever owned a Le Baron...." Double matted with gilt filets to an overall size of: 16" 1/2 x 22" 1/2 [ 8" 1/2 x 11"] [2" 1/4 x 3"]. Neat photo print for display. A very nice presentation in excellent condition. Minor fold lines to the Ms. The rhythm of Jerry's iconic humour is self evident.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents. Framed & Glazed.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Staff Report No. 2 - Relations Between Foundations and Education and Between Foundations and Government (The Reece Committee)

      Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations - House of Representatives, H. Res. 217 (The Reece Committee), USA 1954 - Documentation which has scarcely seen the light of day since the 1950s. This booklet, printed for the use of the committee, includes pages 468-491 and 611-620 from the printed hearings. Contains a chilling flowchart indicating the path of power down from the foundations through education, government, and subsequently down through their many subsidiary organizations. Printed in a small font so each page contains considerable text, much of it profoundly important. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Crease to lower corner. The Reece Committee and its work came to prominence decades later after Norman Dodd, Research Director for the Committee, came forward with stunning revelations of hidden findings of the Committee.

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        Staff Report No. 3 - Economics and the Public Interest (The Reece Committee)

      Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations - House of Representatives, H. Res. 217 (The Reece Committee), USA, 1954, Stapled, Book Condition: Good, First Edition ThusSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Documentation which has scarcely seen the light of day since the 1950s. Printed for the use of the committee, this booklet contains pages 627-665b from the printed hearings. Includes 20 tables, 12 charts and 10 data sheets. Printed in a small font so each page contains considerable text, much of it profoundly important. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Crease to lower corner. The Reece Committee and its work came to prominence decades later after Norman Dodd, Research Director for the Committee, came forward with stunning revelations of hidden findings of the Committee.

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        The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      New York: New Directions. (1954). First. First edition, limited issue. Tiny cracks on the paper over the rear hinge else very near fine in a moderately soiled, very good slipcase. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Basel Centralbahnplatz ( Schweiz )

      1954. First Edition. Good. Orignales Kunstwerk von Celestino Piatti dessen Vorstellung hier nicht gemacht werden muss. Das originale Kunstwerk ist signiert, datiert und hat die Abmessung von ca. 30 x 25 cm ohne Rahmen. Bitte erfragen Sie weitere Bilder.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Markus Krischer]
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        SWEET THURSDAY

      New York: Viking Press. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Owner inscription to FEP. A few tears to jacket edges. Spine is cocked. Photograph of Steinbeck by Philippe Halsman on the back cover, with no reviewer blurbs. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Possible Relation Between Deoxyribonucleic," WITH Huxley, H.; Hanson, J. "Structural changes in muscle during contraction: interference microscopy of living muscle fibres" WITH "Changes in the cross-striations of muscle during contraction and stretch and their structural interpretation" WITH Amaldi, E., C. D.Anderson, P. M. S.Blackett, W. B.Fretter, L. Leprince-Ringuet, B. Peters, C. F. Powell, C. D. Rochester, B. Rossi eB. W. Thompson. " Symbols for Fundamental Particles" inNature173, 1954, p. 123; pp. 318; pp. 971-973; 973-976

      - First edition of Gamow's highly significant discovery of four different kinds of amino-acids - nucleotides - that were capable of information storage and transfer within a living cell. Gamow here proposes the 'genetic code' and proves that "life is guided by information and inorganic processes are not" (Yockey, Information Theory, 8). "Gamow conjectured that DNA provided a direct template for proteins. When looked at in a certain way, Gamow contended, DNA could be seen to have twenty different cavities along its length, a number equal to that of the common amino acids" (The Francis Crick Papers, Defining the Genetic Coding Problem).Gamow's work was first printed in this volume of Nature in the form of a letter to Watson, ironically, the first positive response to the discovery of DNA that he and Crick had received. "In early 1954, less than a year after J. D. Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helical structure of DNA, Gamow recognized that the information contained in the four different kinds of nucleotides (adenine, thymine, guanine, cytosine) constituting the DNA chains could be translated into the sequence of twenty amino acids which form protein molecules by counting all possible triplets one can form from four different quantities" (DSB). "The chemistry of life is controlled by digital sequences recorded in DNA, as Gamow [in this paper] was the first to realize. Life is guided by information and inorganic processes are not" (Yockey, 8). Sixty years later the focus remains on the 'double helix' and biochemistry, but it was also of great import to discover "that the life message is digital, linear, and segregated" (ibid). "Gamow's suggestion is that life is more than complicated chemistry and that the digital information in DNA sequences is set to the digital information in the proteome by means of a code. It was not until 2001 that Watson acknowledged the essential contribution made by George Gamow" (ibid, 10). Heretofore, Gamow had been a physicist and a cosmologist. "[The remarkable way in which Gamow could rapidly enter a more or less unfamiliar field at the forefront of its activity and make a highly creative contribution to it, often far more by intuition than by calculation, led Ulam to characterize his work as "perhaps the last example of amateurism in scientific work on a grand scale" (DSB). ALSO IN THIS VOLUME: the first edition of Huxley and Hanson's ground-breaking 'sliding filament' theory of how muscles function; their theory is "the foundation of modern understanding of muscle mechanics" (Wikipedia). ALSO: First edition of the nomenclature designed to provide symbols for the startling new developments in the field of fundamental particles. This nomenclature is largely still in use today. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillian & Sons. Volume 173, complete volume. 4to (10.25.x 7.5 inches; 256 x 186mm). Ex-libris bearing only discrete stamps on the flyleaf, pastedown and title page; no spine markings whatsoever. Bound in blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound; light rubbing at the edges. Very clean inside and out. Very good condition.

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        Race Rock [Inscribed Association Copy]

      NY: Harper & Brothers. (1954). His first novel, published just after he returned from Paris, where he helped found the Paris Review. Inscribed by Matthiessen to his brother-in-law, Kennett Love. The book is dedicated to Deborah Love; she and Matthiessen were married from 1963 until her death in 1972. Kennett Love was a former New York Times reporter, specializing in Middle Eastern affairs. His book Suez: The Twice-Fought War is considered the standard work on the subject. This is the issue in blue cloth and black boards; the priority has not been determined. Love's ownership signature on front flyleaf (and his hunting license inserted at page 112); offsetting from laid in review on pp. 42-43; spine cloth faded. Still about near fine in a supplied, very good dust jacket rubbed along the folds and with a replaced chip at the spine base. Also laid in is a postcard from a bookstore, quoting the book to Love for $5.00, in 1967. An excellent association copy, being inscribed to the brother of the dedicatee. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        SHORT STORIES

      Pawlet: Banyan Press, 1954. First edition, limited to 210 copies, 60 of which were meant for sale and 150 reserved for friends of the poet and publisher. Copy #64. 8vo. This copy is inscribed by Merrill on the front prelim. "to -- with best wishes, James Merrill September '54." Bookbinder Sydney M. Cockerell's owner stamp on verso of rear wrap. Sewn decorated paper wraps. Beginning toning on the wrap extremities, tiny tear at rear bottom corner, shallow fold on the rear wrap. Very Good condition.  Inscribed and Dated by Author. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Simplicissimus - Illustrierte Wochenschrift. 9. Okt. 1954 - 3. Juni 1967, 23 Bände komplett.

      München, Simplicissimus Verlagsgesellschaft, 1954-, 1967.. circa 37,5 x 28 cm. Mit Tausenden von farbigen Abbildungen Illustriertes schwarzes Original-Leinen mit Deckelillustration (bzw. 1x Original-Halbleder). Die vollständige Nachkriegsserie des Simplicissimus, von 1946-50 bereits unter dem Titel "Simpl" eine schwächere Wiederbelebung erschienen war. Hier das komplette Set der von Iversen herausgegeben Folge. - Ein Band (1960, I. Halbjahr) hier in der Vorzugsausgabe in Halbleder mit rotem Rückenschild, alle anderen in schwarzem Leinen mit dem Hund auf dem Vorderdeckel. - Gut erhalten und sauber, nur der Halblederband etwas berieben. Schöne Reihe. - Sehr schwer! Kein Versand ausserhalb der EU, kein Versand in die Schweiz!!.

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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Three Volumes, Comprising: The Fellowship of the Ring. The Two Towers. The Return of the King. London, Allen and Unwin. 1954, 1954, & 1955. All First Edidtions, First Issues. Volume One SIGNED BY J.R.R.TOLKIEN.

      SIGNED BY J.R.R.TOLKIEN on the Front Blank Free Endpaper of the First Volume. Illustrated with Four Maps ( Three Folding.). Beautifully Bound By Bayntun Riviere, Bath, U.K. In Full Red Leather with Raised Bands, Gilt Ruling to covers and Edges, Gilt Decoration to Spines, and All Edges Gilt. Housed in Specially Made Slipcase. A Beautiful and Very Clean Set. ------- PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY CHEQUE OR WIRE TRANSFER.

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        Possible Relation Between Deoxyribonucleic," WITH Huxley, H.; Hanson, J. "Structural changes in muscle during contraction: interference microscopy of living muscle fibres" WITH "Changes in the cross-striations of muscle during contraction and stretch and their structural interpretation" WITH Amaldi, E., C. D. Anderson, P. M. S. Blackett, W. B. Fretter, L. Leprince-Ringuet, B. Peters, C. F. Powell, C. D. Rochester, B. Rossi eB. W. Thompson. " Symbols for Fundamental Particles" in Nature 173, 1954, p. 123; pp. 318; pp. 971-973; 973-976

      First edition of Gamow's highly significant discovery of four different kinds of amino-acids - nucleotides - that were capable of information storage and transfer within a living cell. Gamow here proposes the 'genetic code' and proves that "life is guided by information and inorganic processes are not" (Yockey, Information Theory, 8). "Gamow conjectured that DNA provided a direct template for proteins. When looked at in a certain way, Gamow contended, DNA could be seen to have twenty different cavities along its length, a number equal to that of the common amino acids" (The Francis Crick Papers, Defining the Genetic Coding Problem). Gamow's work was first printed in this volume of Nature in the form of a letter to Watson, ironically, the first positive response to the discovery of DNA that he and Crick had received. "In early 1954, less than a year after J. D. Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helical structure of DNA, Gamow recognized that the information contained in the four different kinds of nucleotides (adenine, thymine, guanine, cytosine) constituting the DNA chains could be translated into the sequence of twenty amino acids which form protein molecules by counting all possible triplets one can form from four different quantities" (DSB). "The chemistry of life is controlled by digital sequences recorded in DNA, as Gamow [in this paper] was the first to realize. Life is guided by information and inorganic processes are not" (Yockey, 8). Sixty years later the focus remains on the 'double helix' and biochemistry, but it was also of great import to discover "that the life message is digital, linear, and segregated" (ibid). "Gamow's suggestion is that life is more than complicated chemistry and that the digital information in DNA sequences is set to the digital information in the proteome by means of a code. It was not until 2001 that Watson acknowledged the essential contribution made by George Gamow" (ibid, 10). Heretofore, Gamow had been a physicist and a cosmologist. "[The remarkable way in which Gamow could rapidly enter a more or less unfamiliar field at the forefront of its activity and make a highly creative contribution to it, often far more by intuition than by calculation, led Ulam to characterize his work as "perhaps the last example of amateurism in scientific work on a grand scale" (DSB). ALSO IN THIS VOLUME: the first edition of Huxley and Hanson's ground-breaking 'sliding filament' theory of how muscles function; their theory is "the foundation of modern understanding of muscle mechanics" (Wikipedia). ALSO: First edition of the nomenclature designed to provide symbols for the startling new developments in the field of fundamental particles. This nomenclature is largely still in use today. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillian & Sons. Volume 173, complete volume. 4to (10.25.x 7.5 inches; 256 x 186mm). Ex-libris bearing only discrete stamps on the flyleaf, pastedown and title page; no spine markings whatsoever. Bound in blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound; light rubbing at the edges. Very clean inside and out. Very good condition.

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        Manuscript - Lie Detection and Criminal Interrogation

      California, 1954. Instructional Criminology Document Discloses Detailed Techniques For Lie Detection and Interrogation for Confession 1954 California, circa 1954. Lie detection and criminal interrogation manuscript, being the personal notes of skilled California police detective, Felix Nicdao Capili, compiled for the purpose of training others in crime solving through discerning deception and truth, as well as extracting a confession from felons and accomplices. Folio. 185 pages typed, with in-text polygraph illustrations mounted within, bound in red cloth boards titled in gilt. Ownership signature to a blank leaf preceding Part II. Volume measures approximately 12.5 x 8 inches. Fraying and wear to boards, especially spine, otherwise in Very Good condition, internally sound, a highly informative document. Felix Nicdao Capili (1926 - 2010) was a police detective for California's Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Evidently proficient and commensurably experienced in criminal interrogation, Capili draws from Inbau and Reid's authoritative techniques used worldwide. He further examines high profile cases which set precedents and served to establish laws and standards of conduct for interrogation in the United States of America. The first part of the document forms a most comprehensive dissertation on the polygraph, 119 pages, beginning with a diagram and history of its development, and including instructions for utilizing the instrument effectively, followed by illustrations which demonstrate physiological factors and responses detected in test readings. Numerous polygraph results from actual criminal cases are presented as examples. The second part, 66 pages, deals not with an instrument, but with the delicate and skilful art of one-on-one interrogation, presenting various psychological principles on the questioning procedure, differentiating between Emotional and Non-Emotional Offenders, and touching upon profiling, for example. Superbly detailed and specific, such tactics as appealing to the suspect's pride, pointing out the futility of resistance, condemning the victim, the use of exaggeration, and the so-called "Friend and Enemy Act" are explained. Remarks on ethical interrogation, incriminating statements, the suspect's constitutional rights, and questions of admissibility of confessions in court, conclude this most unusual work. Important interrogations and trials which have affected and helped to shape the justice system are mentioned in large number. Some of these include: McNabb v. United States, 318 U.S. 332 (1943) - a prominent murder case addressing confession admissibility where the Supreme Court determined that confessions can be excluded if obtained after "unnecessary delay" in arraigning suspects Ward v. The State of Texas, 316 U.S. 547 (1942) - a highly controversial case involving unlawful coercion to obtain a confession, in which an African American man was accused of murder and allegedly incarcerated in several county jails, persistently questioned and physically abused, a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Ashcraft vs The State of Tenessee, 322 U.S. 143 (1944) - a murder case in which one of the two petitioners was interrogated for 38 hours with only one 5 minute break, both claiming that a confession was extorted from them, and after the jury's Supreme Court of Tennessee determined that the defendants' confessions were voluntary, the United States Supreme Court ruled for the defendants. The Reid Polygraph: John E. Reid and Associates began developing interview and interrogation techniques in 1947, forming the system which is now the most widely used approach to question subjects in the world. John E. Reid was first taught the polygraph technique by Fred Inbau, who at the time was the director of the Chicago Police Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory. The polygraph technique was at the time unstructured and relied extensively on interrogation techniques. By made several significant contributions to the polygraph technique, which culminated in a clinical procedure of diagnosing truth and deception without reliance on interrogation. As his business grew, he trained additional staff members, who continued to refine the procedures through their observations and experiences. Specifically, Reid and his associates developed a systematic interviewing format that permitted evaluation of a person's truthfulness independent from a polygraph examination. This procedure, termed a Behavior Analysis Interview, has become a standard investigative technique. John Reid was a very successful interrogator, largely influenced by Fred Inbau. Applying accepted psychological principles, together Inbau and Reid developed a structured approach to the interrogation process that, in no way, relied on coercion or intimidation to elicit the truth. This technique evolved into "The Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation" which comprises factual analysis, interviewing, and interrogation. "Lie Detection and Criminal Interrogation" by Professor Fred Inbau and John Reid, is the leading police manual on the subject, the best known and most influential work in the United States, and used to train thousands of police officers each year. American detectives also employ Inbau and Reid's tactics and techniques in practice. First published in 1942 by Williams & Wilkins Co., expanded and revised editions released in 1948 and 1953, the work is divided into two parts - first describing the polygraph, then the methods of criminal investigation and laws surrounding it Fred E. Inbau (1909-1998) was an early criminologist who helped elevate trickery and deceit to a refined art of police interrogation by the police and by prosecutors alike. Inbau was a law professor and criminal law specialist who championed the use of the polygraph test as an investigative tool. Inbau was instrumental in developing a structured approach to the interrogation process built around sound psychological principles. In the 1930s, the "third-degree" was commonly employed to obtain confessions and Inbau, with his background as an attorney and law professor, recognized that an interrogator's use of intimidation and coercion could cause an innocent person to confess. At a time in the 1960s when it was unfashionable to do so, Fred Inbau often was a lone voice advocating for the police and prosecution. He was an outspoken critic of the Supreme Court's 1966 Miranda decision, which requires the police to notify a suspect of his rights before interrogation. The Northwestern University Library, where he taught, holds a large collection of Inbau's papers. McNabb v. United States, 318 U.S. 332 (1943) was a prominent case addressing confession admissibility, where the Supreme Court determined that confessions can be excluded if obtained after "unnecessary delay" in arraigning suspects. The McNabb petitioners confessed to killing a federal officer, but were never brought before a magistrate upon arrest, though federal legislation required prompt arraignment. Relying on the congressional statute, the Court excluded the confessions, holding that they were made during unlawful detentions. McNabb was reaffirmed by Mallory v. United States, 354 U.S. 449 (1957). Accordingly, the McNabb-Mallory doctrine prohibits "undue delay" in arraignment and invalidates confessions derived from lengthy delays. . Very Good.

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        Original Manuscript Display

      n. p., n. d.: Seinfeld Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld [b. 1954]. American comedian, actor & writer. Often described as an observational comedian. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy, Seinfeld, [1989-1998], which he co-created. One yellow lined pad page holograph manuscript [unsigned] for a terrific Seinfeld holograph script titled: "Mom And Pop Open" & " Car Name" , starting: "Car names are so stupid / No Baron has ever owned a Le Baron...." Double matted with gilt filets to an overall size of: 16" 1/2 x 22" 1/2 [ 8" 1/2 x 11"] [2" 1/4 x 3"]. Neat photo print for display. A very nice presentation in excellent condition. Minor fold lines to the Ms. The rhythm of Jerry's iconic humour is self evident.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents. Framed & Glazed.

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        THREE ADMIRABLE ACCIDENTS OF ANDREA DE PIERO

      Gravesend Press, Lexington, Kentucky 1954 - 12mo. quarter paper-covered boards with decorated paper-covered covers. (vi), 48, (2) pages. First edition of 200 hand-numbered copies. With woodcut illustrations by Fritz Kredel. A "story of roguery" from the fourteenth century. A wonderful association item as this copy bears the following presentation at the top of the free endpaper "For John De Pol with friendly greetings from Joe Graves, Oct. 21st, 1955" and has John De Pol's bookplate on front pastedown. Four page prospectus loosely inserted. quarter paper-covered boards with decorated paper-covered covers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE STAR BEAST

      Charles Scribner's Sons [1954], New York - Octavo, illustrated by Clifford Geary, cloth. Some spotting to top edge of text block, a fine copy in a nearly fine first state dust jacket ("$2.50" printed price not clipped or over printed), with a little rubbing to spine fold edges and very mild dust soiling, much less than usual for this title, a jacket that easily soils. An attractive copy. (14040) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sheriff Teddy Nr. 1 bis 33, = komplett , Lehning Comic-Heft (1954), Set Sammlung Konvolut

      Walter Lehning Verlag, 1954.. Broschiert. die Gutscheine sind bei 21 Heften herausgeschnitten, bei allen Heften befindet sich oben im weissen Rand auf Seite drei ein Namensstempel und mit Kuli die Heftnummer , Klammern sind zum Teil rostig und dort der Umschlag zum Teil etwas angefleckt, auf der Rückseite von Heft 15 kleine Notiz mit Kuli geschrieben , insgesamt machen die Hefte aber noch einen schönen Gesamteindruck

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        The Confidential Clerk. A Play.

      . London: Faber and Faber 1954. 134 pp. Publisher's cloth in dustwrappers, one tiny tear at top of spine. * First edition, first issue with the misprint "Ihad" for "I had" on p.7. In first state dustwrapper (priced 10s 6d on the front flap)..

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