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        A Selection of Some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops [with] The Supplement to A Selection of Some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops and A Selection of 1,000 Tops under 2,500 Feet [Vols I and II ] 3 Vols Signed and Inscribed with 3 loose letters

      Edinburgh: Printed by The Darien Press Ltd for W. M. Docharty. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 1954. First [Momento] Edition No. 251. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7"). 124pp; 208pp; 42pp, + panoramas. Volume I - 9 fold out b/w panoramas; Supplement Volumes I and II with b/w plates and 18 fold out b/w panoramas in Volume II. Supplement volumes published 1962. Volume I signed and inscribed by author with letter laid on to front paste-down in envelope. Volumes II and III both signed and inscribed by author with 3 loose letters from the author in franked envelopes. .

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        Pym College

      Np [BBC], London 1954 - 29 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. A little dusty and darkened, pencilled name to title page. A very good copy. First edition. AN UNTRANSMITTED PILOT SHOW FOR A SERIES WHICH WAS NEVER MADE. THE RECORDING OF THIS SHOW IS NOW LOST. Pilot script, recorded on 2 March 1954. Written and starring Rex Dawe, and featuring Peter Butterworth, Graham Stark, David Jacobs and Ann Lancaster. The show began life in Australia with the title The Fourth Form at St. Percy's, and later Yes, What? It ran for 520 episodes with Dawe in the lead, and was itself based on Will Hay's radio series of the 1920s, The Fourth Form at St. Michael's. No transmission date appears on the script, and no record of its transmission has been found. Certainly, no series was ever made. Occasional pencil revisions throughout, presumably made by the same person who, infuriatingly, has written his/her name illegibly on the title page. Extremely rare, and possibly the sole survivor.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Art d aujourd hui. Revue d art contemporain. Serie 5. Heft 1 - 8 (1, 2-3, 4-5, 6, 7, 8). Vollständig. Ungebundene Hefte mit OUmschläge. Letzter Erscheinungsjahrgang.

      Paris 1954 - OHFt., 30 - 60 S. je Heft, 4° mit- zahlreichen sw. Bild-Aufnahmen u. 5 frei beigefügten, farb. OLitographien im Text. Exemplare fast unbeschädigt. In sehr gutem Zustand. Selten. sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cronache e altre poesie

      Milano: Schwarz, 1954. Prima edizione di 500 es. numerati. broch. Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. Con tre disegni in nero di Giuseppe Migneco Opera prima dell'Autore. Edizione originale stampata su carta uso mano Copertina e pagine leggermente brunite ai margini (Pages slightly browned to edges) [Gambetti, 1997]

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        Photographie originale] Umbria, 1954 : tirage argentique d'époque pour l'une des photographies parues dans "Ombrie, terre de saint François" (1955)

      1954 - 24,7 x 18,1 cm (image et feuille). Tirage gélatino-argentique d'époque sur papier "Agfa-Brovira" produit avant 1945. Cachet du photographe au verso. Issue d'un reportage commandé en 1954 par La Guilde du Livre, cette photographie a été publiée page 19 du livre "Ombrie, terre de saint François", ouvrage paru en 1955 et qui obtiendra le deuxième prix Nadar en 1956. Très beau tirage, rare et en bel état.

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        Casino Royale Signed Ian Fleming

      UK: Jonathan Cape, 1954. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming Signed First Edition Jonathan Cape 1954. Third impression. No inscriptions, no foxing to edges, light spotting to early pages. Black cloth boards with heart motif near fine in the original dust jacket which has benefited from light restoration. Not price clipped and displaying 10/6 to front and back flaps. SIGNED BY IAN FLEMING on loosely inserted hand written invitation whilst aboard the RMS Mauretania. Typed and hand signed pre dinner drinks invitation (in French) from Ian Fleming to legendary fashion designer Christian Dior on 'RMS Mauretania' letter head - undated but believed to be circa 1948. There is a mention of Fleming travelling on the RMS Mauretania, along with rumours of his affair with fellow traveller Viscountess Rothermere, in the diaries of Sir Raymond Streat. The below is taken from 'The Diary of Sir Raymond Streat, Volume 2 1948: "Monday, January 5th On board R.M.S Mauretania. One day is much the same as another on board a great liner. There is consequently very little to add. Two evenings I have played bridge in the Captain's cabin with the Captain as my partner and Viscountess Rothermere and Ian Fleming as opponents. The gossip-mongers suspect an affair between these two, but it is no business of mine and they play bridge entertainingly." Has been certified as authentic by Rare and Signed .Com 'The world's leading memorabilia experts'. The Guardian.

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        Staff Report No. 4 - Summary of Activities of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rockefeller Foundation,The Rockefeller Gen'l Education Board

      USA Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations - House of Representatives, H. Res. 217 (The Reece Committee) 1954. A document which should have rocked the USA to its core but was squelched by the very powers it exposed. In the course of her duties as legal analyst for the Committee, Kathryn Casey was granted access to the archived minutes of the board of directors of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. According to the Committee's Research Director Norman Dodd, it was here that Ms. Casey discovered the board's conclusion that the best way to create world government, and permanent peace, was to involve the United States in a terrible war. The Reece Committee and its findings came to prominence decades later when Norman Dodd, Research Director for the Committee, came forward with stunning revelations of the Committee's findings. 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. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Crease to lower corner. A sound copy of this powerful document. First Edition Thus Stapled 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition Thus. Good

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        The Wicked Pavilion

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1954 - The first edition of this well regarded novel, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1954. A very good copy of the book with some light wear to the spine ends and two light spots to the upper spine. Price clipped dust jacket very good with chipping to the spine ends and some wear to the folds and tips. This copy is inscribed 'Love, Dawn ' One of four books which came in, all inscribed ( presumably to the same recipient ) with love - the first of which refers to the recipient inexplicably as ' Mother '. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Tomb of Ramessses VI, The Shrines of Tut-Ankh-Amon and Mythological Papyri in three volumes Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations

      New York: Pantheon 1954-1957, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. XL in Bollingen series. 5 books in 3 Volumes in 3 slipcases. Vols. II and III still in original brown paper wraps. All books Fine, slipcases VG. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order.

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        Jonathan Troy

      New York, NY: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1954. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Abbey's first novel, hard to find (Abbey refused its reprinting) and disliked by its author. Some rubbing on edges of boards, interior clean save for bookplate on title page. Unclipped dust jacket worn on edges, chipped corners, a few small closed tears to edges.

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        Biblioteka poeta. Malaja serija.

      Moskau 1954 - Biblioteka poeta. Malaja serija. Tret'e izdanie. 1954 - 1986. Komplekt iz 66- ti knig. Polnyj spisok vysylaem po zaprosu. Sostojanie knig - ot horoshego do ochen' horoshego. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Breastplate of Saint Patrick

      (Dublin): Dolmen Press. (1954). First. First edition. Full parchment. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a tiny tear. One of 275 numbered copies. A lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        South Street

      New York: Farrar, Straus and Young. (1954). First. First edition. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, else near fine in a very good dustwrapper with short nicks to the spine ends and small pen scribble on the verso. Signed by the author on the title page. Third book by the Philadelphia-born novelist who attended Temple University, and served as a clerk-typist in occupied Berlin. Set in Philadelphia, a father is lynched leaving three sons to grow up on South Street. Scarce in this condition and signed. .

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        A Child's Christmas in Wales

      Norfolk: New Directions. (1954). First. Long galleys of the first separately printed edition (originally published in Quite Early One Morning). Five leaves, printed rectos only, and an unprinted cover sheet, all folded. Slight offsetting to the unprinted cover sheet, else fine. Accompanied by a first edition of the finished book as issued by New Directions, which is fine in near fine, slightly age-toned dustwrapper. Also accompanied by a fine copy of the New Directions edition of Quite Early One Morning (fine in fine, lightly rubbed dustwrapper with wraparound band promoting A Child's Christmas in Wales, an Advance Review Copy with slip laid in). A beloved little gem, this story of Christmas in Wales was recorded by Thomas, and became a Christmas classic, necessitating this separate edition. Ex-Ned Erbe, director of publicity for New Directions. Rare. One of two sets of which we are aware. .

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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. .

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        The Green Millennium

      New York: Lion Books (Lion Library). (1954). First. First paperback edition, previously published in hardcover by Abelard-Schuman. Light rubbing at the extremities, a pretty much fine copy. "Satyrs from outer space on a lusty earthbound spree." Both the hardcover and the Lion Library edition are very scarce. .

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        A Selection of Some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops. [with] The Supplement to A Selection of Some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops and A Selection of 1,000 Tops under 2,500 Feet. [Vols. I and II.] 3 Vols. Signed and Inscribed with 3 loose letters

      Edinburgh: Printed by The Darien Press Ltd for W. M. Docharty. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 1954. First [Momento] Edition No. 251. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7"). 124pp; 208pp; 42pp, + panoramas. Volume I - 9 fold out b/w panoramas; Supplement Volumes I and II with b/w plates and 18 fold out b/w panoramas in Volume II. Supplement volumes published 1962. Volume I signed and inscribed by author with letter laid on to front paste-down in envelope. Volumes II and III both signed and inscribed by author with 3 loose letters from the author in franked envelopes. .

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        Heinz BERGGRUEN 70 Rue de l?Université Paris. Collezione di 14  preziosi cataloghi della Galleria Berggruen dal 1954 agli anni ?60: Picasso, dessins; Laurens papier collés; Henry Matisse Litographies rares; Moore sculptures et dessins; Magnelli, Collages; Mirò, Bois gravés pour Paul Eluard; Roger de la Fresnaye Aquarelles e dessins; Pierre Courtin Lamentation du graveur; Mumprecht Monotypes 1960; Robert Motherwell, Collages; Matisse Dessins et Sculptures; Klee lui - meme ; Mirò Constellations; Queneau présente les meubles de Baj chez Berggruen à Paris. 

      Collezione di 14  preziosi cataloghi della Galleria Berggruen dal 1954 agli anni ?60. Heinz Berggruen, collezionista ebreo di origine tedesca nel 1952 aprì una galleria a Parigi, diventando uno dei più importanti galleristi del dopoguerra di Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Léger e Mirò, con una clientela ampia e significativa. Dopo il suo ritiro nel 1982 ha donato 90 opere di Paul Klee al Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nel 2000, ha venduto la sua collezione di 113 capolavori moderni al governo tedesco. La folla dei personaggi intorno a Berggruen è leggendaria. Gertrude Stein e Paul Eluard, sempre in bolletta, che gli regalò un Klee, purché acquistasse un Picasso avuto in regalo dal maestro. Greta Garbo e Louis Aragon. Simone Signoret e Yves Montand, che vivevano sopra la sua prima galleria. Gino Severini, Joan Miró e Raymond Queneau. Il barone Rothschild e Peggy Guggenheim, che acquistò da lui un importante quadro di Ferdinand Léger, se lo fece spedire a Venezia e poi cominciò a tirare sul prezzo concordato, rifiutandosi di pagare. Risolse il problema Ralph Colin, avvocato e collezionista newyorkese: fece bloccare i conti americani della ex moglie di Max Ernst, convincendola a versare il denaro pattuito. Axs

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        Player Piano

      (London): Science Fiction Book Club. (1954). First thus, the Science Fiction Book Club edition of his first book, a satire on automation and the Electronics age that was first published in the U.S. in 1952 and in the U.K. in 1953. This copy is signed by Vonnegut with a self-caricature. Mild acidification to page edges, else a fine copy in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket. In a custom clamshell case. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Probleme der Lyrik. Vortrag in der Universität Marburg am 21.August 1951.

      Wiesbaden, Limes Verlag, 1954.. 3. Auflage 48 Seiten 8°, Englische Broschur.. die Broschur gering berieben, am Rückdeckel mit kleinem Fleck und kleinem Randanriß, Buchblock sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz von Benn voll signiert und datiert ( 15. VIII. 55 / Flensburg), mit dieser Schrift wurde Benn erstmals nach 1945 in der deutschen Öffentlichkeit wieder wahrgenommen und bestimmte die Lyrik-Diskussionen für einige Jahre. Gottfried Benn (* 2. Mai 1886 in Mansfeld, Brandenburg - + 7. Juli 1956 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, berühmter Dichter und Essayist.

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        Hard Candy. A Book of Stories

      (New York): New Directions. (1954). First. First edition. Tall octavo. Some soiling and a small stain along the edge of the spine, about very good in a worn, first issue royal blue slipcase, in a custom chemise and quarter morocco clamshell case. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Tennessee Williams to Paul Bowles at a later date: "To Paul, for many years. Tennessee, 1962." Both Paul and Jane Bowles have Signed their names beneath the printed dedication: "For Jane and Paul Bowles." Additionally, in the upper corner of the flyleaf where Williams's inscription appears, Paul Bowles has printed: "Paul Bowles / Jane Bowles / Tangier 1954." About the time of Williams's inscription, Bowles had recently completed the musical score of Williams's play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. Presumably the best copy in the world. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Child's Christmas in Wales

      Norfolk: New Directions. (1954). First. Long galleys of the first separately printed edition (originally published in Quite Early One Morning). Five leaves, printed rectos only, and an unprinted cover sheet, all folded. Slight offsetting to the unprinted cover sheet, else fine. Accompanied by a first edition of the finished book as issued by New Directions, which is fine in near fine, slightly age-toned dustwrapper. Also accompanied by a fine copy of the New Directions edition of Quite Early One Morning (fine in fine, lightly rubbed dustwrapper with wraparound band promoting A Child's Christmas in Wales, an Advance Review Copy with slip laid in). A beloved little gem, this story of Christmas in Wales was recorded by Thomas, and became a Christmas classic, necessitating this separate edition. Ex-Ned Erbe, director of publicity for New Directions. Rare. One of two sets of which we are aware. .

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        Heinz BERGGRUEN 70 Rue de l'Université Paris. Collezione di 14Ê preziosi cataloghi della Galleria Berggruen dal 1954 agli anni '60:Picasso, dessins; Laurens papier collés; Henry Matisse Litographies rares; Moore sculptures et dessins; Magnelli, Collages; Mirò, Bois gravés pour Paul Eluard; Roger de la Fresnaye Aquarelles e dessins; Pierre Courtin Lamentation du graveur; Mumprecht Monotypes 1960; Robert Motherwell, Collages; Matisse Dessins et Sculptures; Klee lui-meme ; Mirò Constellations; Queneau présente les meubles de Baj chez Berggruen à Paris.

      - Collezione di 14 preziosi cataloghi della Galleria Berggruen dal 1954 agli anni '60. Heinz Berggruen, collezionista ebreo di origine tedesca nel 1952 aprì una galleria a Parigi, diventando uno dei più importanti galleristi del dopoguerra di Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Léger e Mirò, con una clientela ampia e significativa. Dopo il suo ritiro nel 1982 ha donato 90 opere di Paul Klee al Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nel 2000, ha venduto la sua collezione di 113 capolavori moderni al governo tedesco. La folla dei personaggi intorno a Berggruen è leggendaria. Gertrude Stein e Paul Eluard, sempre in bolletta, che gli regalò un Klee, purché acquistasse un Picasso avuto in regalo dal maestro. Greta Garbo e Louis Aragon. Simone Signoret e Yves Montand, che vivevano sopra la sua prima galleria. Gino Severini, Joan Mirò e Raymond Queneau. Il barone Rothschild e Peggy Guggenheim, che acquistò da lui un importante quadro di Ferdinand Léger, se lo fece spedire a Venezia e poi cominciò a tirare sul prezzo concordato, rifiutandosi di pagare. Risolse il problema Ralph Colin, avvocato e collezionista newyorkese: fece bloccare i conti americani della ex moglie di Max Ernst, convincendola a versare il denaro pattuito.ÊAxs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed letter signed.

      New York, 6. XII. 1954. - Large 4to. 1 p. On behalf of the "American Foundation for Overseas Blind" to one Mr. Fabry, regarding a donation for blind children at South Korea: "We who love peace must recognize our eternal indebtedness to the gallant people of South Korea for their bitter sacrifices during the war so recently ended [.] The Foundation has already established a fine school and training center for [Korea's blind youngsters] outside Pusan. There and at the new Taegu School for the Blind and Deaf 250 handicapped young people, inspired with firm faith and dauntless courage, are learning to break through the barriers off darkness and silence [.] Yet Korean government records list a total of 50,000 sightless children [.]". - On stationery with printed letterhead of the "American Foundation for Overseas Blind".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Original-Fotografie von Erico Piccagliani, 1954. Mit Widmung von Maria Callas (blaue Tinte) auf Bildseite: To Betty Jahr / with the best love in memory / Maria Meneghini Callas / Berlin / 1955.

      . Ca. 24 x 18,3 cm.. Rollenfoto als Violetta in La Traviata aus der Scala (Stagione Lirica 1954/55). Rückseitig mit Fotografen-Stempel. Zwei hinterlegte Randeinrisse, alte Montagespuren auf der Rückseite.

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        LIVE AND LET DIE / A SUPERB COPY

      Bluebook / McCall Corporation 1954 - LIVE AND LET DIE in Bluebook for May 1954, McCall Corporation, first edition, save for a somewhat innocuous store and date stamp (the latter revealing that this item was on sale on April 28th, a mere 24 days after the British edition), fresh and fine in full color, full wrap-around pictorial wraps. Also contains original publications by P. G. Wodehouse, Richard Matheson, John D. MacDonald, et.al. An unaccountably scarce publication most likely missing from most Ian Fleming / James Bond collections, especially in this marvelous condition, predating the American hard-cover edition by almost a year and published only 3 weeks after the British first edition (perhaps so as much of the novel takes place in New York, Florida and the Caribbean). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Passport

      New York: Harper and Brothers. (1954). First. First edition. Folio. Touch of wear to the bottom of the spine else fine in a slightly chipped very good dustwrapper with wear at the edges. Nicely Inscribed by the author, with a large drawing of a cat playing the guitar. The inscription "To Leo" is followed by five lines of the "nonsense" writing that Steinberg employed in the book, and which is just barely indecipherable, presumably as the artist designed it, and Signed "Saul 1954." A very attractive copy of this early book by the longtime New Yorker cartoonist. .

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        spirale 4 (Plastiknummer). Herausgeber und Verleger Marcel Wyss, Dieter Roth, Eugen Gomringer.

      . Bern, spiral press, November 1954. 50 : 35 cm. 44 S. Orig.-Umschlag.. Erschienen in 800 Exemplaren. - "Mit dieser vierten Nummer (das letzte grossformatige Heft) macht die 'spirale' auf ein breites Spektrum plastischen Schaffens aufmerksam. Vorgestellt werden Pioniere der modernen Skulptur und Plastik, junge, noch unbekannte Künstler und solche, deren Bedeutung aus heutiger Sicht regional geblieben ist." (Annemarie Bucher in: "spirale - Eine Künstlerzeitschrift 1953-1964", Baden 1990. - Umschlagrücken mit Einrissen und Fehlstellen.

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        India, HongKong, Indo-China, Korea, Japan. 100 Photographs by Werner Bischof. Arranged in colleboration with the Sylvan Press, London on the occasion of the publication of 'Japan' by Werner Bischof. Institute of Contemporary Arts Gallery, London 24th February-26th March.

      Institute of Contemporary Arts., London 1954 - Poster. B/w images. Light handling creases and tape mark to reverse. 435x325mm. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SCREENLAND'S FIRST AMERICANS (Signed by Native American Actors Bill Wilkerson, White Dove, and Willow Bird)

      Hollywood: Pioneer Press. Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. . Sale price ends soon!***. c. 1954. Hardcover. Rare booklet in orange wraps with photographic pictorial of an Indian Chief and maiden. Wraps are chipped along margins. 20 pages including covers each with photographic images Native American actors and actresses with brief biographical information including films in which they starred. Three of the actors have signed the page on which they appear: Bill Wilkerson (Cherokee) ; White Dove (Cherokee) ; and Willow Bird (Apache Medicine Man). Also pictured are Big Heart (Non-Tsi Tah) ; group photo of the Officers and Directors Indian Actors Association; Group of Members Ladies' Auxiliary Indian Actors Association; White Feather (Cherokee) ; a center spread of a large group of Native actors and actresses; Glympia (Navajo) ; Princess Wyhnemah; Ah-Tee-Ha (Pottawatomie) ; White Eagle (Iroquois) ; Nunny Wanno-Ganna (Klamath) ; Chief Standing Bear (Sioux) and Ah-Tee-Ha posed together; "group of local Indians in 'savage' on location; Francis E. 'Buffalo Bill' Burkhardt. ; Signed by Biographee .

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        Staff Report No. 4 - Summary of Activities of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rockefeller Foundation,The Rockefeller ... (Truncated)

      Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations - House of Representatives, H. Res. 217 (The Reece Committee), USA, 1954, Stapled, Book Condition: Good, First Edition ThusFull Book Title: Staff Report No. 4 - Summary of Activities of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rockefeller Foundation,The Rockefeller Gen'l Education Board Size: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, A document which should have rocked the USA to its core but was squelched by the very powers it exposed. In the course of her duties as legal analyst for the Committee, Kathryn Casey was granted access to the archived minutes of the board of directors of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. According to the Committee's Research Director Norman Dodd, it was here that Ms. Casey discovered the board's conclusion that the best way to create world government, and permanent peace, was to involve the United States in a terrible war. The Reece Committee and its findings came to prominence decades later when Norman Dodd, Research Director for the Committee, came forward with stunning revelations of the Committee's findings. 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. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Crease to lower corner. A sound copy of this powerful document.

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        Port-Royal.

      Henry Lefebre,, Paris, 1954 - Cm. 32, pp. 154 (8). Con tavole litografiche fuori testo di René Aubert. Splendida legatura in pieno marocchino, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro e piatti decorati da giochi geometrici policromi ad intarsio. Taglio di testa dorato e bross. orig. conservata. Legatura firmata Kama Rok. Entro custodia in cartone rigido dipinto. Perfetta conservazione. Tiratura limitata a 250 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 168) "sur grand vélin d'Arches". Si tratta dell'opera di maggior impegno storico e narrativo di Henry de Montherlant (1896-1972); sintesi efficacissima del conflitto sviluppatosi attorno al giansenismo. Rara edizione originale, impreziosita da una legatura di grande bellezza e qualità. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        [Manuscript]: The Scotswoman

      [Indianapolis: Bobb-Merrill. 1954]. A collection of material related to the novel The Scotswoman including manuscripts and the long galleys housed in a handsome custom clamshell box. The eleventh of 16 books written by Fletcher and published in her lifetime, almost all through Bobbs-Merrill. Fletcher (1879-1969), was born in Alton, IL, and spent the first half of her adult life traveling widely with her husband, a mining engineer, through California and the Pacific Northwest. But most of her fiction was set in North Carolina, where her family was from and where she moved in 1941. Her popular Carolina Series of historical novels were noted for their meticulously researched accuracy and for bringing to light many little-known historical elements such as settlers of Oriental and Arabic origin. The Scotwoman marked a turning point in Fletcher's career as it was the first novel published after the retirement from Bobbs-Merrill of her longtime editor, David Laurance Chambers. This novel, set just before the American Revolution, involves the torn loyalties of Scottish immigrants from the Isle of Skye who support or oppose England's Hanoverian monarchy. At its center is the heroine Flora MacDonald, who once saved the life of Bonnie Prince Charlie before coming to North Carolina. MacDonald was a real historical figure and, as with most of Fletcher's works, events in the novel are based on fact. The Scotswoman was published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1954, and reprinted by Queen's House in 1978. The collection includes: 1) The author's first draft typescript Signed with holograph title page, with the original title crossed out (The Bold & The Valiant). Approximately 350 ribbon-typed leaves with holograph corrections, additions, and deletions, as well as numerous inserted holograph pages. Minute scattered soiling and creases, about fine. 2) 52 additional pages of corrections (both typed and holograph). 3) Publisher's long galleys. Approximately 375pp., 352 pages are numbered with additional inserts and expanded sections added. Slightly worn and about near fine, with extensive holograph edits including sizable deletions and handwritten additions. A fascinating archive which shows the details of this author's writing process, particularly in the absence of her longtime editor Chambers, and the work's evolution from original to finished manuscript. .

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        Poésies

      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1954 - 5 volumes in-8 ( 22,5 / 17 cm ) plein chagrin noir. Dos à 5 nerfs. Titre et tomaison dorés.Tête dorée.Couvertures et dos conservés.Texte établi et annoté par Marcel Hervier.Illustré de Gravures de Deusenry.Bibliothèque des Editions Richelieu, René Groos, Directeur littéraire.Exemplaire n° 101, un des 200 sur papier pur Chiffon filigrané "Les Frères Lafuma L.L.L.L.Tome I. 372 pages.Avant propos par René Groos. Joachim Du Bellay par Marcel Hervier.L'Olive et quelques autres oeuvres poeticques ( 1549 ).Recueil de poésie. 1549.La Musagnoeomachie et aultres oeuvres. 1550.Le Tombeau de Marguerite de Valois, Royne de Navarre. 1551.Tome II. 404 pages.Le Quatriesme Livre de l'Enéide. Autres oeuvres de l'invention du Translateur. 1552.Recueil de Poésie. 1553.Pièces non recueillies publiées avant le départ pour l'Italie.Le Premier Livre des Antiquitez de Rome. Plus un songe ou vision sur le mesme subject. 1558.Les regrets et autres oeuvres poétiques. 1558.Documents contemporains.Tome III. 375 pages.Divers jeux rustiques, et autres oeuvres poétiques. 1558.Discours au Roy sur la Trefve de l'An M.D. LV. 1558.Hymne au Roy sur la Prinse de Calais. Avec quelques autres oeuvres sur le mesme subject. 1558.Le Sympose de Platon, ou de l'Amour et de Beauté. 1558.Epithalame sur le Mariage de Tresillustre Prince Philibert Emmanuel. Et Tresillustre Princesse Marguerite. 1559.Entreprise du Roy-Dauphin pour le Tournoy. 1559.Tumulus Henricis Secundi. 1559.Documents contemporains.Tome IV. 420 pages.La Nouvelle Manière de faire son profit des Lettres. Ensemble le Poëte courtisan. 1559.Antonii Praesidis Innocentiss. Tumulus Latinogallicus. 1559.Pièces non recueillies publiées après le retour d'Italie.Recueils posthumes antérieurs à l'édition collective.Divers poeemes. 1568.Documents contemporains.Tome V. 333 pages.Documents biographiques contemporains.Notes et Variantes.Index grammatical.Lexique.Index des Personnages contemporains.Table alphabétique des Poésies. complètes. Oeuvres Poésie.

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
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        [The Lord of the Rings trilogy:]

      London: George Allen and Unwin,, 1954?-5. The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King. 3 volumes, octavo (225 x 145mm). Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, "Eye of Sauron" to front boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a matching leather entry slip case. Each volume has a map illustrated by the Author. An excellent set. First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes bitterly so. But the trilogy went on to astonishing sales and forged a major change in public literary taste. "Heroic fantasy" has since become one of the most commercially successful literary genres, having a transforming impact upon the entertainment industry, from electronic games to movies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Journal Of Edwin Carp (Signed By The Illustrator Ronald Searle)

      Hamish Hamilton 1954 - The First UK printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1954.The BOOK is in near FINE condition and appears unread.Free from inscriptions and marks.The WRAPPER is in near FINE condition and is clipped but the price is still present.A lovely fresh example with no fading.The rear panel is very clean.The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.All in all a very sharp copy.Numerous B/W illustrations by RONALD SEARLE.The Frontispiece has been SIGNED by Ronald Searle in blue ink.'Richard Haydn's first book and it it Ronald Searle has found the ideal subject for some of the funniest and most brilliantly drawings he has ever done'.Scarce with such attributes.More images available on request. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        My Flight to Venus / Signed Presentation/Association Copy to Max Miller

      Willing Publishing Company, San Gabriel, CA 1954 - San Gabriel, CA: Willing Publishing Company, 1954. First edition. Signed by Dana Howard and inscribed to UFOlogist Max Miller on the ffep verso. Illustrated wrappers; 89 pp. Cover illustration by Norman Yeckley. Small scare edgewear, primarily at top edge; faint soiling on portion of front cover; marginal age-toning. Very good plus or better; very handsome condition. Dana Howard's first book about Venus as she claimed it actually is. Pursuant to a seance with medium Beatrice Lilly Candler in April of 1955, Howard became the third well-know claimed alien contactee, after Albert Coe in the twenties and George Adamski in 1952. A spiritualist sort from childhood - along the lines of a new-agey person today - she differed from other contactees in that she was not impressed with what was to her a faddish the notion of UFOs, and was not contacted that way herself. Later books by Howard include Diane: She Came From Venus, Over the Threshold, Vesta, the Earthborn Venusian, Up Rainbow Hill, The Keys to the Citadel of Space, The Strange Case of T.Lobsang Rampa, and The Kingdom of Space. Extraordinarily scarce Contactee collectible; with the inscription and presentation to Miller, essentially unique. L103 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Sweet Thursday

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1954. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles and bird decoration to spine and front board in red and blue, top edge red. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the bright jacket. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ullstein 26.2.1954. Untertitel: Wie es geschah - 9 harte Jahre, vom Chaos zum Wiedererstehen der Ullstein A.G. - das zeigen die Bilder dieser Mappe. Enthält 48 jeweils in ein Passepartout einmontierte orig. Photos aus den ersten neun Nachkriegsjahren des Verlages.

      Berlin: Ullstein 1954.. 1 Doppelblatt und 48 Photos. Orig. Halbpergamentmappe mit orig. Lederbezügen im orig. Schuber (die Kassette an zwei Kanten aufgeplatzt, Schuber etwas fleckig, sonst gutes und sauberes Exemplar). 4°. Prachteinband. Überaus seltene, wohl nur in kleinster Auflage für den engen Familien- und Freundeskreis hergestellte Mappe des berühmten Verlages zum 80. Geburtstag von Rudolf Ullstein im Jahr 1954. Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Lieselotte Kage (geb. Ehlert), der Sekretärin von Rudolf Ullstein, mit vier maschinenschriftlichen und eigenhändig signierten Originalbriefen von Heinz A. Pinner an Frau Ehlert, später verheiratete Kage, sowie sechs Abschriften/Durchschlägen von ihr an Heinz Pinner. Rudolf Ullstein (26.Februar 1874 bis 2. Februar 1964) war einer der fünf Söhne von Verlagsgründer Leopold Ullstein, die nach dessen Tod 1899 den Verlag gemeinsam führten. Rudolf konnte 1939 kurz vor Kriegsbeginn noch nach England flüchten (ebenso wie Heinz Pinner, der in die USA emigrierte und durch Heirat mit der Familie Ullstein verwandt war) und überstand den Krieg als Fabrikarbeiter. Er kehrte noch 1945 nach Berlin zurück und sorgte für die Rückübereignung des "arisierten" ehemals weltberühmten Verlages. Ende der 1950er Jahre wurde die Aktienmehrheit des ursprünglich auserordentlich bedeutenden Verlages an Axel Springer verkauft.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kristen (Dr. Lorenz Kristen)]
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        Photo taken in Korea where Marilyn went to entertain the troops during her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio

      [Korea] "Original probably unpublished photograph, black & white, 3.75? x 5?. Tape remnant on verso. Minor dings. Fine condition. In February 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds on a trip to Japan, when the bride took a detour to Korea to entertain the troops. She performed ten shows in four days, February 16-19, 1954, in front of audiences that totaled more than 100,000 soldiers. Later Monroe recalled that the trip ?was the best thing that ever happened to me. I never felt like a star before in my heart. It was so wonderful to look down and see a fellow smiling at me.?This photograph depicts Marilyn Monroe the day she performed before the 7th Infantry Division in Korea on February 16, 1954. She is wearing her purple cocktail gown and long-sleeve jacket. With an 8.5? x 11? reproduction of page 3 of the February 18, 1954 edition of the ?Los Angeles Times.? In the upper right is a 2.5? x 3.25? photograph captioned ??Anything Goes? ?" Curvaceous Marilyn Monroe, wearing her famous purple cocktail gown, entertains 7th Division troops in Korea in show ?Anything Goes.??Included is a photocopy of a 10? x 8? signed photograph (?Love and Kisses / Marilyn Monroe?). Photocopy of verso is also present with caption by Corporal Fishman: ?L. to R. me! Marilyn Monroe. My Photo Officer Lt. Belche. Vic Congeloso & Julio Andajar. we where [sic] shooting Picture of her at the Generals Mess after a USO Show she put on for the troops Feb, 1954 ?" over my Right Shoulder is Lefty O?Douls wife. of the N.Y. Yankees.? With a photocopy of another 10? x 8? photograph depicting Marilyn Monroe, someone seemingly adjusting something on her left shoulder, and Corporal Joseph Fishman, with camera in hand, which Fishman identified on verso (photocopy included) as ?that?s me working! Korea Feb 1954?.Also present are photocopies of five other 3.75? x 5? photographs taken on February 16, 1954. Three depict Marilyn Monroe alone (two performing in her purple cocktail gown), one is with Major General Lionel Charles McGarr who was commander of the 7th Infantry Division from October 1953 to May 1954, and one is with Maj. Gen. McGarr and Mrs. Lefty O?Doul."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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