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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. .

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

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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."

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        UNDER THE NET

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

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        Pervigilium veneris

      OFFICINA BODONI 1954 Due poesie latine seguite dalla versione italiana in versi di A. Cutolo ed illustrate con cinque litografie di Mario Vellani?Marchi. Officina Bodoni, carattere Bembo corpo 11 tondo maiuscolo e corpo 16 tondo e corsivo, titoli in corpo 30 e 36. Tiratura 135 esemplari su carta a tino Magnani. Rilegatura cartonata con carta Roma avorio e marchio dell'editore in oro sul quadrante anteriore (stampata per lib. Antiq. Hoepli). esemplare n. 60 ben conservato. 42 1

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        EN LA MASMEDULA

      Losada, Bs. As. 1954. Tirada de 28 ejemplares numerados de IX al XXXVI sobre papel "Fabriano"; Ejemplar Nº XXIX . - 1a Edición////Magnífica carátula realizada por Girondo. Estuche en cartoné.//Muy buen estado. Excelente ejemplar.//27,5x20,5. 45 págs. //Poesía, Vanguardias [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Woman Who Was No More / by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac ; Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. [Celle Qui N'Etait Plus. English]

      New York : Rinehart, 1954, Hardback, The True 1st EditionFine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. NOT price-clipped. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans on request. ; 202 pages; Physical desc. : 202 p. ; 21 cm.

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        New Naturalist Monograph No. 10 Mumps, Measles & Mosaics

      London: Collins. Fine/Near Fine. 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo pp. xii, 160 plus adverts..25 colour & b/w illustrations and 10 diagrams. Dust jacket near fine, bright, clean and fresh, not price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram boards are fine and clean, gilt bright. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, no foxing. A fine copy. .

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        The Long Goodbye

      Houghton Mifflin - First edition, 1954. Book very good, with slight wear at spine ends, some rubbing across head of spine and top of front and rear joints. DJ very good, with small pieces missing along head of spine cover, small pieces missing along front corners, slight wear and rubbing across tail of spine cover and bottom half of front joint, small piece missing near bottom corner and one near top corner of back, some rubbing across front flap, discoloration inside of DJ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES FONDEMENTS DU JUDO: Quatrieme Dan du Kodakan

      Paris:: Editions Bernard Grasset, (1954).. Edition originale.. Publisher's original printed wraps (softcover-broché).. Near Very Good.. Klein's first book has remained an important treatise on the study of judo and the explanation of Katas. It is well illustrated with images of the author and other judokas practising Katas. Text in French. Six parties: I. Nage-No-Kata; II. Katame-No-Kata; III. Kime-No-Kata; IV. Ju-No-Kata; V. Koshiki-No-Kata; VI. Itsutsu-No-Kata. 204p: 4 portraits, 400+ photographies, croquis, illustrations en pleine page; 23cm. Légende des schémas, Règles générales pour tous les "Katas". 348g. Très bon état (légèrement usure sur les bords, un pli sur le dos du livre, un peu traces de papier collant sur les couverture, prix de garde avant, nom page de titre, propre à l'intérieur et solide). Note: "3e Edition, Prix: 1320 frs" sur la couverture arrière.

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        Temple Song

      Stuttgardt: (Frederic Prokosch). 1954. First. First edition. Marbled paper self-wrappers with printed gold foil label. 24mo. Faint vertical bend to the right hand extremities, else fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "2" of 10 numbered copies in paper from Hannover. Inscribed by the author. Extra label tipped-in. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books". Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions", which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. OCLC locates four copies in institutions. .

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        Playscript]: The Deer Park: A Play

      Supreme Pix [Leo Garen, Norman Mailer, and James Walsh], New York 1954 - Playscript. Quarto. Mimeographed sheets, screw bound into plasticized wrappers with title in gilt. Marked "Draft," and numbered in hand as "No. 45." Pencil signature of actress Beverly Bentley, Mailer's third wife, on the title leaf, another pencil name erased, a few light pencil notes in the text, binder worn at edges, a very good copy of the script for Mailer's first play, later published by the Dial Press. Ex-Carter Burden. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        Les Danses A Bali

      Robert Delpire, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Signed by Cartier-Bresson, Illustrated By: Henri Cartier-BressonSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, Minor foxing on the boards. Common occurence with this title. Else square, sharp, clean, and tight. Signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Book

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        The Star Beast

      New York, Scribner, 1954, Hardback, First EditionAn exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. ; 282 pages; Description: 282 p. 21 cm. Genre: Science fiction.

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

      The Christopher Publishing House, Boston, 1954, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good+, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 416 pages. Bibliography. Footnotes. "The purpose here is to re-examine the record, in order better to appreciate the past and present problems of Europe, political and economic. The career of this man happens to be an excellent mirror for those problems: why democracy fell in Germany (as it had in much of the world); why the unspeakable Nazi came to despotic power over one of the most cultured and civilized nations of the world; whether dictatorships are better qualified to deal with the complexities of industrial life; why foreign trade in the post-war world departed so far from the cherished principles of the nineteenth century; how and why war came to Europe and the world in 1939; how the citizen can react to the modern police state; what can be done to remove a modern dictator or whether it is possible at all; whether one major trend of the modern world, class struggle, can be replaced by the other, nationalism; whether 'strong-man-rule' is the proper solution to the 'Bolshevik Danger'; what action can be taken to curb the dominant trend in the economy toward inflation; how should peace-loving powers treat a fanatical dictator - with force or with conciliation. It is a study of these basic problems of modern civilization rather than merely as the study of an individual who sought and obtained world-wide fame that this work was attempted." - from Foreward. Light wear. Sunning to spine. Clean and unmarked. Binding sound. A quality copy.

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        [Typescript]: Lord Byron's Love Letter Opera: In One Act

      [1954]. Mimeographed sheets, printed both sides. 13pp. Sheets stapled at one corner. Fine. A couple minor corrections, possibly by Williams. The typescript for the 1955 publication of the opera by G. Ricodi and Co., which coincided with its first performance at Tulane University in New Orleans on January 17, 1955. The original one-act play was written before 1946, but never performed as a play (only an opera) during Williams's lifetime. It was not published until it appeared in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other One-Act Plays in 1966. OCLC locates no copies of this typescript and it is not found in the Harry Ransom or Fred W. Todd collections. .

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        The Bounty Hunters

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        La danseuse étoile.

      - 1954. Lithographie en couleurs, épreuve imprimée sur papier du Marais, datée et signée au crayon par l'artiste et numérotée 83 sur 220. Dimensions du papier : 58 X 39 cm, dimensions de la lithographie : 48 X 32 cm. Très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cambridge Ancient History: 12 Volumes (14 Books)

      Cambridge University Press (1954-), Cambridge - This complete set of the original text varies from one volume without a DJ to nine volumes with excellent dustjackets. All are in very good to near fine condition, and many are teg. But they are different vintages, so please call for a more precise description. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Glass of Fashion, Fifty Years of Dress and Decor

      Doubleday, Garden City, 1954, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition, Inscribed by AuthorBEATON, CECIL. The Glass of Fashion, Fifty Years of Dress and Decor: A Kaleidoscope of Changing Tastes and the People Who Inspired Them, octavo, first American edition, Doubleday, 1954, pp. 397, black cloth boards with lettering in silver and a red stamped image of a fashionable lady on the front, illustrations by the author. Chunks of the dust jacket are missing at the spine, and the jacket is otherwise chipped. All else is sound, with the pages showing some age-toning. Beaton signed the half-title with an inscription to Mickey Martin, probably the dancer and actor Michael Martin-Harvey, with whom Beaton worked. This is the first USA edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 397. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket has chunks missing, but is otherwise intact, with both flaps. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fashion, Fabrics & Style; Drawing; Britain/UK; 1950s; Photography. Inscribed by Author. Inventory No: 50158.

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        LES FONDEMENTS DU JUDO

      Bernard Grasset, Éditeur, Paris 1954 - 1 Vol. de 205-[3] pp. Muito ilustrado. "Les Fondements du Judo" sont un livre rare, il était épuisé depuis longtemps et inaccessible au public. Edição muito rara desta obra do pintor Yves Klein com Préface de M. Ichiro Abé, 6º Dan. Com fotografias dos seus mestres e muitas fotografias em todas as páginas representando o autor em posições de judo.Encadernação em tela e cartão, falto da capa de brochura (manque couverture) exemplar em muito bom estado, sem manchas nem marcas. In-8º (210x135) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Playscript]: The Deer Park: A Play

      New York: Supreme Pix [Leo Garen, Norman Mailer, and James Walsh]. [circa 1954]. First. Playscript. Quarto. Mimeographed sheets, screw bound into plasticized wrappers with title in gilt. Marked "Draft," and numbered in hand as "No. 45." Pencil signature of actress Beverly Bentley, Mailer's third wife, on the title leaf, another pencil name erased, a few light pencil notes in the text, binder worn at edges, a very good copy of the script for Mailer's first play, later published by the Dial Press. Ex-Carter Burden. Rare. .

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        The Wicked Pavilion [*SIGNED*]

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954 - [solid clean copy, some spotting/mottling to spine cloth, extremely light bumping to a couple of corners; jacket moderately edgeworn, some minor chipping and slight paper loss at spine ends (no loss of text), wrinkling/creasing along bottom edge of rear panel]. INSCRIBED ("To Mary / Sincerely") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Powell's last great novel, "an exhilarating story of mid-century New York, of many kinds of New Yorkers"; in other words, exactly the sort of thing she did best. (PLEASE NOTE that the dust jacket on this book has been supplied (i.e. transferred) from another copy.) Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis

      London and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1954. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. First Edition. vii, 605 pages. 4to. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt spine lettering and simple square embossed edge decorations on boards. A beautiful copy with corner tips bumped, and a bit of wear to the spine panel. In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Volume 237, Biological Sciences. Entire volume offered. The Turing paper is found on pages 37-72. Cloth. "Morphogenesis is the biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape. It is one of three fundamental aspects of developmental biology along with the control of cell growth and cellular differentiation." (wikipedia)"Alan Turing's paper, 'The chemical basis of morphogenesis' ... has been hugely influential in a number of areas. In this paper, Turing proposed that biological pattern formation arises in response to a chemical pre-pattern, which, in turn, is set up by a process which is now known as diffusion-driven instability. The genius of this work was that he considered a system which was stable in the absence of diffusion and then showed that the addition of diffusion, which is naturally stabilizing, actually caused an instability. Thus, it was the integration of the parts that was as crucial to the understanding of embrylogical development as the parts themselves - patterns emerged or self-organized as a result of the individual parts interacting. To see how far ahead of his time he was, one has to note that it is only now in the post-genomic era of systems biology that the majority of the scientific community has arrived at the conclusion he came to some 60 years ago." "Applications of Turing's work to developmental biology are too numerous to list but include limb development, pigmentation patterning, hair and feather germ formation, tooth morphogenesis, phyllotaxis, hydra patterning and regeneration. Moreover, ideas of self-organisation now abound in biology, chemistry, and ecology. The stimulus for a lot of this work stems from Turing's original ideas. Thus, his paper has significantly advanced the field and the paper is being cited almost everyday." Surprisingly rare in the marketplace. We have found only one copy of this paper offered in recent history, the offprint issue which sold at Christies in 2013 for nearly $20,000. Perhaps it's rarity comes from the fact that it was little known or accepted (unlike Watson and Crick and their work in the same time period) and so didn't end up in everyone's filing cabinet. (Cooper and van Leeuwen, Alan Turing his work and impact, p684-5).

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        Illustrated London News ( 19 Volumes ) ( from 1954 to 1966 )

      London, 1954. Illustrated London News. 19 volumes. 1954, full year, 1956 to 1962 full years, July to December 1965, 1966 full year.Books measure 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Many throusand illustrations throughout. Bound in uniform blue cloth, with gilt title lettering. Cloth light rubbed, scuffed in places, a few minor stain marks, short split on 1 hinge joint, but binding firm. Generally bindings in verty good clean condition. Internally, pages in very good clean bright condition throughout. A very nice clean collection of volumes. . Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Scharnhorst Buchkameradschaft - Die Wehrmacht im Kampf - KOMPLETT - 50 Bände

      Neckargemünd , Kurt Vowinckel, 1954 - 1974.. Plastikeinband. Komplette Reihe "Die Wehrmacht im Kampf" der SBK in einem sehr guten Zustand - selten und komplett zu finden, diverse Titel am Markt nicht erhältlich! Unbedingtes MUSS für Militaria Sammler und Historiker! 1 Witebsk Otto Heidkämper 1954 2 Die Invasion Friedrich Hayn 1954 3 Tscherkassy Nicolaus von Vorman 1954 4 Gebirgsjäger bei Uman Hans Steets 1955 5 Der Ende auf dem Balkan Schmidt-Richberg 1955 6 Bewegungskrieg Hermann Teske 1955 7 Vom Kubanbrückenkof bis Sewastopol Wolfgang Pickert 1955 8 Gebirgsjäger in der Nogaischen Steppe Hans Steets 1956 9 Eismeerfront 1941 Wilhelm Hess 1956 10 Nach Stalingrad - 48 Kilometer Horst Scheibert 1956 11 Panzer Operationen Hermann Hoth 1956 12 Deutsche Seestrategie in zwei Weltkriegen Kurt Assmann 1957 13 Albert-Kanal / Eben-Emael Walther Melzer 1957 14 Der deutsche Griechenland Feldzug Alex Buchner 1957 15 Gebirgsjäger zwischen Dnepr und Don Hans Steets 1957 16 Angriff einer Infanterie Division Hans Kissel 1958 17 Partisanenkrieg Valdis Redelis 1958 18 Narvik Alex Buchner 1958 19 Dünkirchen Hans- Adolf Jacobson 1958 20 Panzer Taktik Oskar Munzel 1959 21 Jassy Walther Rehm 1959 22 Der Gegenschlag F.M.Senger, Etterlin 1959 23 Westfront 1939 - 1940 Ulrich Liss 1959 24 Kampf um die baltischen Inseln 17-41-44 Walther Melzer 1960 25 Das Befestigungswesen O.W. Förster 1960 26 Die deutsche Reichsbahn im Ostfeldzug H. Pottgiesser 1960 27 Panzerschlachten in der Puszta Hans Kissel 1960 28 Korpsabteilung C vom Dnepr bis nach Polen Wolfgang Lange 1961 29 Der Vorstoss der Panzergruppe 4 auf L.grad Walter Chales de Beaulieu 1961 30 Zwischen Don und Donez-Winter 42/43 Horst Scheibert 1961 31 Logistische Probleme der Kriegsmarine P.W. Zieb 1961 32 Anzio - Nettuno Jörg Staiger 1962 33 Ostseebrückenköpfe 1945 Ingrid Bidlingmaier 1962 34 Die Propagandatruppen der Deutschen W. Hasso von Wedel 1962 35 Einsatz der schweren Kriegsmarineeinheite. Gerhard Bidlingmaier 1963 36 Panzer Schlachten F.W. Mellenthin 1963 37 Baltikum 1941 Werner Haupt 1963 38 Der Griff ins Ungewisse Hermann Zimmermann 1964 39 Rückzug durchs Rhonetal Jörg Staiger 1965 40 Feldherrn und Panzer im Wüstenkrieg Herman Büschler 1966 41 Das Tor zur Festung Europa Franz Kurowski 1966 42 Vom Bug zum Kaukasus Eberhart von Mackensen 1967 43 Armee Wenck Franz Kurowski 1967 44 Kampf um Rom H.Greiner 1968 45 Generaloberst Erich Hoepner Walter Chales de Beaulieu 1969 46 Das IX. Armeekorps im Ostfeldzug 1941 Hermann Geyer 1969 47 Ungarns Armee im Zweiten WK Franz von Adonyi-Naredy 1971 48 Unternehmen Sonnenblume Charles B. Burdick 1972 49 Unser Mann bei Goebbels Hans Leo Martin 1973 50 Wenn Gegenwart Geschichte wird Hermann Teske 1974 e13

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        ALIEN MINDS [novel]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs). 245 leaves, top copy typed on standard-size bond paper with numerous autograph corrections by the author and by his wife. Together with TYPED NOTE SIGNED [TNS] by Evans commenting on this draft.

      - The typescript is foliated [1]-13 13-17 17 1/2 18-236 [237: missing] 238- 244 (two consecutive and different pages are numbered "13"; page 237 is missing). The note from Evans states, "This is the draft from which the final draft of this book was made. 'ALIEN MINDS' is the follow-up to 'MAN OF MANY MINDS', and will also be published by Fantasy Press, of Reading, Pa., the end of this year 1954. In addition to my own corrections and changes, you will notice from time to time penciled notes. These were made by my wife, who writes under the name of T. D. Hamm. There were other changes made in the final typing, of course, but the story is essentially as it stands here." The author's assertion notwithstanding, a spot check reveals numerous and in some cases wide divergences between the printed text and the present one. Despite the missing page, a textually significant variant. A bit of minor rumpling to a few sheets, one or two edge-tears, but generally in excellent condition. In an old stationery box. (#118298)

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Noel Coward & Marlene Dietrich : original b/w photograph (22 cm X 17 cm) SIGNED by Noel Coward

      1954, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionThe photograph is in a good condition. There are some slight edge nicks and tears. The reverse of the photo is somewhat dust-toned and marked, and there is a typed note and ink stamp: "Photograph supplied by The Topical Press Agency... London." Remains particularly well-preserved overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; A rare photograph of Noel Coward and Marlene Dietrich, SIGNED by Noel Coward. A typed note on the back of the photograph reads: "Marlene Dietrich at the Palladium: Marlene Dietrich joined Noel Coward at the Palladium today, where she rehearsed for the forthcoming All-Star Midnight Matinee at the famous home of variety. Photo shows: Marlene Dietrich and Noel Coward on the stage of the [Palladium] this afternoon [in] rehearsal. 23/6/54." Photo dims.: 22 x 17cm. Noel Coward has signed his name along the leg of his trousers.

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

      San Gabriel, CA: Willing Publishing Company, 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

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        Three Men Out

      New York: Viking Press. 1954. First. First edition. Fine in very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a small chip on the rear panel, and a couple of modest tears. Collection of three novellas, including a murder at a World Series game. Nicely Inscribed by Stout in 1955. A bright and fresh copy. .

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