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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).

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

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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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        Born of Man and Woman ---a Signed Copy (includes: The Art of Richard Matheson By Robert Bloch, Signed )( Third from the Sun; Dress of White Silk; Witch War; Through Channels; Lover When You're Near Me; etc)

      Philadelphia: Chamberlain Press, 1954, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good+, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Signed, Illustrated By: Mel Hunter Cover Art------------hardcover, a a Very Good+ copy, a nice copy but there is some age toning to the endpapers, in an attractive Good dustjacket with some dampstain and loss along upper edge of rear panel, small bits of paper along upper edge of front panel of jacket, the book overall is very nice, signed by Matheson without inscription, as well this has been signed by Robert Bloch at the end of his introductory essay ( Mr Bloch jokingly balked at signing "Dick's" book but of course he was much too nice a man to truly refuse), this contains: Born of Man and Woman; Third from the Sun; Through Channels; Lover When You're near Me; SRL AD; Mad House; F__; Dear Diary; To Fit the Crime; Witch War; Return; Dress of White Silk; Full Circle; Disappearing Act; The Wedding; Shipshape Home; The Traveller, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        The Dancing Bears

      New Haven: Yale University Press. 1954. First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A spectacular copy of Merwin's second book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring & The Two Towers & The Return of the King. In Three Volumes. first edition 2nd impression / first edition 4th impression / first edition 3rd impression in original dustwrappers

      George Allen & Unwin, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First EditionThe Fellowship of the Ring: 1st Edition, second impression Numeral "4" at bottom of page 49. Dustwrapper price clipped, states Second Impression. Tinted top edge faded, traces of foxing to the base edge of the pages; original Melbourne book seller's metallic sticker at lower right of front paste down. ( Margaret Webber ), previous owner's name at top right of front end page, traces of foxing to same. offset tanning to half title page from placement of dustwrapper. Map appears to be unopened by previous owner. No damage. Lower corner of rear foldover clipped. Short tears to either side of head of spine, and bottom right of spine, no loss. Age toning/handling mark to spine of jacket ( all three jackets.). Measures 8.75" tall. the other two volumes measure 9" tall each. The Two Towers: First Edition 4th Impression. Dustwrapper price clipped front flap only, rear still shows 21s. Dustwrapper states 3rd Impression! Offset tanning with foxing in the offset are of the front end page, previous owner's name at top of same, bookseller's sticker at bottom of front paste down; front and bottom edges of pages show some foxing. Internally clean, and bright. Map not damaged. Dustwrapper has short splits to head of spine section, and rubbing of the corners. The Return of the King: First edition, third impression. Dustwrapper price clipped. Very slight foxing of front and rear end pages, bookseller's sticker to bottom of front paste down, map appears unopened by previous owner. The dustwrapper has rubbing and short splits top and tail of the spine section, and lower right of front panel, the rear panel of the jacket has a brown moisture mark, and a 2" tear lower right of bottom edge. In each of the grouped photographs, book 1 is on the left. Second impression. Size: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. Please refer to the accompanying picture(s) Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Inventory No: 0249015.

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        Jonathan Troy

      New York, NY: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1954. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Abbey's first novel, hard to find and disliked by its author. Association copy: inscribed to Cynthia Farah, who compiled the book "Literature and Landscape: Writers of the Southwest," in which Abbey was featured. Edges of boards rubbed, light soiling to edges of text block, interior clean. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is not price-clipped, edges and corners are chipped and torn in places.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      Rupert Hart - Davis, London, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First English Edition., Signed by Author(s)Near fine in a price clipped, near fine dust jacket. SIGNED by Bradbury on the title page. Small bookseller sticker on bottom of front pastedown. Jacket colors still very vibrant and fresh. Three small black marks at bottom of jacket spine, partially erased; small closed tear at the top of the spine. A very nice copy, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Frauenportrait. Zeichnung in Bleistift. (1954?). Unten rechts monogrammiert.

      . 19,3 : 14 cm auf Japanpapier 23 : 17 cm.. Provenienz: Privatsammlung Schweiz.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Enciclopedia dello spettacolo.

      Le Maschere., Roma. 1954 - 10 voll., in 8°, p. tela ed. , ogni vol. è di ca. 1600 pp. con numerose ill. a colori. Lettere e fregi ai d. in o. Il 10° vol. è l' aggiornamento 1955-1965. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        Carmelus. Commentarii ab Instituto Carmelitano Editi (KONVOLUT aus Vol. 1 (1954) - Vol. 38 (1991) - in durchgehender Folge (jeder Jahrgang bestehend aus jeweils 2 Teilen) und Einzelhefte (Vol. 39, Fasc.1/ Vol. 40, Fasc. 1/ Vol. 41, Fasc. 1/ Vol. 43, Fasc. 2/ Vol. 45, Fasc. 1 und 2) - insgesamt 82 Hefte!!

      Edizioni Carmelitane, 1954 - 19.. je Heft ca. 200 Seiten; Broschiert. "Carmelus: Commentarii ab Instituto Carmelitano editi" enthält Originalartikel der Theologie, insbesondere in den Bereichen der Spiritualität und der Mariologie, sowie Geschichte. Es enthält auch Ausgaben von Texten und Buchbesprechungen. Die jährliche Bibliographie (1953 begonnen) versucht, vollständige Abdeckung des veröffentlichten Materials von und über Karmeliter bieten. Carmelus wird zweimal im Jahr veröffentlicht, jeder Band enthält über 400 Seiten. Die hier angebotenen Bände befinden sich in einem ordentlich erhaltenen Zustand; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt staubschmutzig/ angebräunt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 82 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Beiträge in mehreren Sprachen u.a. Deutsch, Englisch, FRANZÖSISCH, ITALIENISCH...! Das Bild zeigt nur einen Teil der hier angebotenen Bände;

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        Ice Carving Professionally

      GEORGE P WEISING, FAIRFIELD CT 1954 - 10 line gift inscription signed by the author, first edition March 1954, limited to 1200 copies, numerous black/white photos throughout, original price $15.85, yellowing around page edges, pgs 167-170 are rippled (moisture damage) hinges broke DATE PUBLISHED: 1954 EDITION: FIRST ED 372 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins (Gold, Silver, Nickel and Aluminum)

      Hongkong: Ye Olde Printerie, Ltd, 1954 - First edition, first pinting. Octavo, 23.5*16.6*4.2cm, wt:1.4kg, 478pp+224 plates. Near fine hardcover now protected in mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Chamberlain Press, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 1954 - Inscribed by Matheson on the title page, "To Steve - Best - Richard Matheson." The author's first book. Collects seventeen stories. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 1995, 3-119. "Terse, sparsly written stories, successfully sensational." Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 1125. Approximately only 650 copies published. Rear hinge professionally repaired, else fine in very good, bright dust jacket with shallow but lengthy abrasion along the top edge of the front panel, and short tear, also at the top edge of the front panel. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Uniformkunde (Uniformenkunde). Das Deutsche Heer. Friedensuniformen bei Ausbruch des Weltkrieges (Uniformenkunde). 3 Mappen mit meistens farbigen Uniformtafeln. Erster Band: Generale, Kriegsministerium und Generalstab, Infanterie, Jäger und Schützen. // Zweiter Band: Kavallerie. // Dritter Band: Artillerie, Pioniere, technische Truppen, Train. Hier nur die drei Tafelbände.

      Hamburg. Diepenbroick-Grüter u. Schulz. 1935-40. 1954-61 (Schlußlieferung). - Lose in mod. Lwd.-Mappen mit aufkasch. Orig. Deckel- u. Rckn.-Bezug mit Goldpräg. 4°. Bd. I mit Tafel 1-64 + 1 Tafel (54a) // Bd. II mit Tafel 65-122 + 4 Tafeln (83a, 84a, 97a, 117a) // Bd. III: mit Tafel 123-200 + 24 Tafeln (142a-c, 144a, b, 145a, b,156a, 170a, b, 175a-c, 176a-d, 179a, 182a, 188a-c, 192a, b) und eine Tafel Nachträge und Korrekturen. Die Nr. 168 ist hier nicht erschienen ( laut Inhaltsverzeichnis wird sie durch die Nummern 170 a u. b. ersetzt). Die Tafeln 144b, 179a,188, 188 a- c und 192 sind in Schwarzdruck geliefert. zusammen 230 TAfeln. Die Mappen mit je einem Ex Libris. die Titelblätter alle angerändert und knittrig. Die Tafeln vereinzelt angerändert. Inhalt: Erster Band: Generale, Kriegsministerium und Generalstab. Generaladjutanten, Generale a la suite der deutschen Fürsten, als Chefs und a la suite von Truppenteilen, Flügeladjutanten und Adjutanten höherer Stäbe. Infanterie. Jäger und Schützen, Maschinengewehr-Abteilungen. // Zweiter Band: Kavallerie. // Dritter Band: Artillerie, Pioniere, technische Truppen, Train, Stabswachen, Feldgendarmerie, Leibgendarmerie, Feldjägerkorps, Schlossgarde-Kompanien, Hartschiere, Invaliden, Kadettenkorps, Unteroffizierschulen, Sanitäts- und Veterinärwesen, Militärbeamte, Marine-Infanterie, Schutztruppen. Zugabe: Knötel / Sieg: Handbuch der Uniformkunde, Hamburg. 1956, 5. Aufl. Olwd. 440 SS. gutes Ex. in deutscher Sprache [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Second to None : The Royal Scots Greys - 1919-1945. With a Foreword by Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

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

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        Histoire de l'astronomie ancienne, depuis son origine jusqu'a l'établissement de l'École d'Alexandrie.Paris, Debure brothers, 1775. 4to. With 3 numbered folding engraved plates. Beautifully bound in contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, each board with coat of arms of Simon-Pierre Merard de Saint-Just in the centre, marbled endpapers. In modern slipcase covered with marbled paper.

      DSB I, pp. 400-402; Houzeau & Lancaster 22; Smith, "Jean-Sylvain Bailly; astronomer, mystic, revolutionary", in: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, n.s. 44 (1954), pp. 427-538. First edition of a history of astronomy from prehistoric times to the Alexandrian school in the third century BC, by Jean-Sylvain Bailly. It covers not only European and biblical sources but also the cosmographical concepts of Chinese, Egyptian, Persian and Chaldean astronomers. Some of the surviving artefacts that provided a basis for his studies are illustrated in the plates, which are designed to fold out so that one can view them while paging through the text.This copy was originally owned by and bound for Bailly's most important contemporary biographer, his friend Simon-Pierre Mérard de Saint-Just, who published Eloge historique de Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1794). His arms appear on the binding. In very good condition, with only a few minor spots. The binding also very good, only slightly worn around the corners and hinges. An important work on ancient astronomy, beautifully bound for the author's biographer.

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      Dutton 1954 - First US edition, first prnt. Translated by Richard Graves. Introduction by Peter Fleming. Black and white photographs. Inscribed by Harrer in English and Tibetan on the recto of the page of the photograph of the Dalai Lama's mother. "To Mrs.Fisher with best wishes from H. Harrer Denver, Nov. 1954." Beginning toning on the spine cloth ends, some pages with a paperclip impression and offsetting from laid-in newsprint, Fisher's address label on the front pastedown which has been lined out by a succeeding owner with her name in ink below it; dustjacket is lacking the front flap, chips at spine ends, front panel bottom corner, three inch closed tear on the reaf flap fold, tape reinforcement on teh rear panel bottom edge. Tight copy in Good condition in a Fair dustjacket with an archival cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        " UNDER MILK WOOD," as printed in MADEMOISELLE

      New York. February 1954.. 28 leaves. Quarto. Stapled in left margin, printed on rectos only, or proofing paper. A few slight marginal nicks at staples, paperclip mark, else about fine, enclosed in custom folding cloth slipcase. Advance proofs of the first appearance in print of the entire text of one of Thomas's most enduring works, preceding book publication by over a month. A preliminary version of half of the play had appeared under a different title in 1952 in BOTTEGHE OSCURE. Accompanied by a covering letter from the managing editor, dated 15 January (recipient's name blacked out), indicating that the printed copies of the magazine are scheduled to be available on the 29th. The first two leaves are occupied by John M. Brinnin's essay, "Dylan Thomas and His Village," also in proof state. Uncommon in this format. ROLPH C185 & B21 (ref. - obviously not noting this format).

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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). Stapled. 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. . Good. 1954. First Edition Thus.

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        King of Comedy. As told to Cameron Shipp.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Lower corner bumped, cloth fresh. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket. 8 pages of plates from photographs and film stills. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy signed by Sennett and inscribed by Shipp on the front free endpaper, "For Wally and Joan Meier, keep laughing! Mack Sennett, Cameron Shipp". Mack Sennett (1880–1960) was a Canadian-American actor and director, an Academy Award winner and the innovator of slapstick comedy in Hollywood. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Talking About Fashion

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. First American edition. Hardcover. Very good in a just about very good unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing light to moderate edgewear, a closed tear and slight snag to the upper front jacket panel at mid, light overall soiling and some light foxing to jacket verso. This copy inscribed and signed by the designer on the front free endpaper: "To my dear Mrs. --------, whom I am always so happy to see. With my warm regards, Christian Dior." For all his reknown, popularity and stature, Dior's signature is not particularly common, which is also true of inscribed copies of this title.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Casino Royale

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1954 Very good hardcover in fair inside tape repaired dustjacket,jacket still has $2.75 price,The 1st.novel of one of the most collected writers,becomming very scarce and valuable.stated 1st.printing,we have been selling hard to find and collectable books for over 23 years,Ahearn lists this book at $2500.00 years ago.

      [Bookseller: Born Again Books]
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      New York: New York: Macmillan, 1954, 1954. Dust jacket on this copy of the first American edition of the first James Bond thriller is still bright and quite pleasing. Jacket of predominantly green and red is still basically intact although with flaws and some losses. Losses do not affect any of the design elements. Most serious flaw resulted from a prior owner deciding to stabilize a couple of closed tears to the front cover of the jacket with scotch tape. The tape is only slightly yellowed and thus just a little bit visible on the white field of the playing card design. The tape blends in with the red field at top of jacket. Part of the two pieces of tape used extend onto the front inside flap where they are the most evident. Price of $2.75 on front inside flap at top, and corners of flap are clipped. Book itself is square and tight and very clean inside and out. First Printing stated on copyright page with 1954 date on title page. Small wear spot on front cloth cover and a bit of edge and corner wear but these points of wear not serious. Lettering in red on the green cloth is still bold. Only real flaw to book is a wear spot on the half title page caused by a small piece of that page having stuck to the opposite blank endpaper and now adhering on top of that blank endpaper. This causes a thinness to the paper at that spot on the half title page. Wear spot is about a half inch by half inch but the spot has not completely worn through. It does not affect any of the type on the half title page or the type on the other side of the half title. Small areas of chipping to jacket with some closed tears, but no loss to design of the jacket. Front side chip at head of spine a half inch vertical along joint, and this chip extends slightly into the top left corner of the front cover of the jacket. Similar but less of a problem on back side joint at head of spine. One closed tear at bottom of front cover of jacket was not taped, and there is a crease line extending diagonally from the top of that closed tear to middle bottom edge of the cover. A few shorter crease lines with small amount of corresponding chipping at edges of the crease lines. Spine of jacket shows a couple of crease lines with slight losses along the lines. The most serious crease line goes through the N in IAN affecting the N a bit. See photo for best indication of the condition of the jacket, which is now protected in mylar. Back of jacket now shown in photo has some smudging from the print. The jacket presents as better than just average considering the average jacket for this would probalby be quite tattered. Thus a grade of Good plus assigned to the jacket. The tape on jacket not evident at first glance. Book itself is a quite nice copy on the whole which does not really appear to have been read. If so, it was read lightly and carefully. Very scarce Bond first edition even in the first American edition, and more scarce yet in a jacket that is anywhere near presentable. The first British edition in its jacket is now basically out of reach price-wise. The first British edition came out a year earlier than this American first edition.. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. Octavo, 176pp.

      [Bookseller: Daryl Rule, bookseller]
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        25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy

      New York: Self-published, [1954]. Near fine in leatherette boards, with the original hand-colored lithograph mounted to the front cover (slightly soiled and with tiny losses at one edge, but far better than usual). An exceptional copy, vibrantly colored, of a book that sadly often winds up broken with the illustrations removed. One of the great typological artists' books of the 20th century, predating Ruscha's 26 Gasoline Stations, and Various Small Fires and Milk, for which "Sam" would appear a likely antecedent. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. First Edition. Octavo. Number 110 of a limited edition of 190 numbered copies, SIGNED by Andy Warhol. (According to the printer, Seymour Berlin, about 150 copies were actually printed.) One of Warhol's earliest, rarest, and most beautiful artists' books, made up of 17 hand-colored lithograph plates printed on Arches paper, with an additional hand-colored lithograph mounted to the front cover. Accompanied by a typed letter, SIGNED by Warhol on his letterhead (Andy Warhol Enterprises), sent to Kirby's department store in Salt Lake City along with two copies of the book, and inquiring how the store had learned of the book's publication, as most copies had been given away.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Quai de Bercy. 1954. Farblithographie aus: Derriere Le Miroir 66-67-68. Chagall, Paris.

      . 1954. 38,1 : 45,8 auf 38,2 : 55,3 cm.. Mourlot 93. - Gauss 93. - Cramer 24. - Verso mit Titel und Text von Lionello Venturi, dort etwas fleckig, Nadellöchlein in den Ecken.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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      Gallimard 1954 - - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x21cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 45 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami Pierre Duverger, seul photographe a avoir réalisé des clichés en couleurs de Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Couverture bleutée des grands papiers, dos passé comme souvent. Ex-libris encollé en pied de la page de faux-titre. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue et étui bordé de maroquin noir, ensemble établi par Goy & Vilaine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Una Sancta - Zeitschrift für ökumenische Begegnung (früher: Rundbriefe für interkonfessionelle Begegnung)., Jahrgänge 9(1954) - 63(2008).

      Meitingen, Kyrios-Verlag 1954-2008. - Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), die ersten Jahrgänge papierbedingt gebräunt, vereinzelt kleine Anstreichungen, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 41000 8°, sauber und fachmännisch eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Leinen / -Halbleinen,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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        A Tree for Poverty. Somali Poetry and Prose

      The Somaliland Protectorate by Eagle Press, Nairobi/Kampala/Dar Es Salaam - 1954, 1st Edition. (Wrappers) Near fine. 146pp. Octavo. Original cream printed wrappers. Illustrated with decorations. Wrappers are complete, no nicks or tears. Textblock clean. Wrappers and a few pages have rippling from humidity. A small discoloration on the inside of back wrapper, otherwise a nice copy. This collection of Somali Poems were the first to be translated to English. Premier writer Margaret Laurence lived in Somaliland and felt these poems conveyed the sense of life of the Somali nomadic people. A very scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Konvolut von 5 Briefen aus den Jahren 1949 - 1954 an Frau Thea von Mosch-Pfuel, München. Alle hs., 4 Briefe in den originalen von Benn eh. adressierten Kuverts, frankiert u. gelaufen. Unveröffentlicht.

      Berlin, 29.4.49, 2.1.53, 12.2.54, 13.4.54, 26.8.54. Zus. 10 Seiten. Beiliegend ein Zeitungsausschnitt des Gedichtes "Bar".. . Thea (Dorothee) von Mosch-Pfuel war Benns "Heimats- und Jugendbekannte", die er bei seinem Münchner Akademievortrag "Altern als Problem für Künstler" am 8.3.1954 nach vielen Jahren wiedergesehen hatte; die Einladung hiezu erfolgte in seinem Schreiben vom 12.2.54. Am 13.4.54 schrieb er ihr ".. Ich werde nie mehr auf Vorlesereisen gehen, zu anstrendend, zu resultatlos.." In seinem (letzten) Brief an sie teilt er ihr am 26.8.54 schließlich mir ".. die Bilder, die Sie mir liebenswürdigerweise im Frühjahr schickten, fand ich so katastrophal, dass ich sie mir nur einmal ansah u. dann zerriss.." Benn bezieht sich offenbar auf Photos, die Thea von Mosch während seines Münchner Vortrages aufgenommen hatte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Under The Net

      London: , Chatto & Windus,, 1954. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine, twin rule to turn-ins, marble endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Monotype Newsletter Issues 48-89 (42 issues in total)

      Monotype Corporation Ltd, London - A run of 42 issues dated 1954-1971 of this newsletter from the Monotype Corporation providing specimen typefaces and news of contemporary developments. The uniform size is 11 1/4" by 8 3/4" but some of the early issues are double foldout single sheets or single fold sheets. From Issue 60, they are stapled booklets. All are in very good condition for their age; some darkening to edges but otherwise very clean and bright. Some have inserts of samples of printing ephemera. Some single issues also available. Please contact seller for further details. As a large and heavy set, these magazines may attract an increased postage charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brian Corrigan]
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        The Confidential Clerk

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1954 - Hard cover with unclipped dj. First Edition - stated. 8vo. 159pp. Very good + condition with good dj. Fine addition to any collection. Satisfaction guaranteed. 159pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: History Bound LLC]
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      Kawneer, Niles, MI (also Lexington, KY, Berkeley, CA, and Toronto, Canada) 1954 - Oblong quarto with plastic spiral binding. Printed on heavier paper stock, the illustrations in black and white with the legends on blue or brown grounds or color frames. Quite scarce. Near fine in very good slipcase with minor rubbing

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les Danses A Bali

      Paris: Robert Delpire, 1954. Book. Illus. by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Cartier-Bresson. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Minor foxing on the boards. Common occurence with this title. Else square, sharp, clean, and tight. Signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson..

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        Conan the Barbarian

      Gnome Press, New York 1954 - First edition of this adventures of the celebrated warrior, originally published in "Weird Tales" in 1933, 1934, and 1935, octavo, 224 pages, fine in fine dust jacket, with usual age-darkening of the textblock margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: alain marchet]
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        The Kingdom of Earth with Hard Candy: A Book of Stories

      New Directions, [New York] 1954 - First edition. Signature and conjugate pages plus title leaf. Title leaf, 20p. (paginated as in the book). Fine. Prints the separate story "The Kingdom of Earth," prepared for insertion into copies of *Hard Candy: A Book of Stories* in order to complete the private, limited edition of 100 copies (and a few for presentation). Stated one of 100 copies. Because of its provocative content (a tubercular dandy dies while his ex-prostitute wife and his Cherokee half-brother ignore his pleas for help and instead have passionate sex in the next room), Williams was advised to remove the story from the collection *Hard Candy*. It did appear in much later collections, and he later adapted the story into both a play of the same name, and ultimately the longer play *The Seven Descents of Myrtle* (in which the half-brother is African-American rather than Native American). Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Sleeping Prince

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954. SIGNED on the front free endpaper by Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Jeremy Spenser - who were in the first production of the play at the Phoenix Theatre in London in 1953 - Olivier as The Regent, Leigh as Mary and Spenser as The King. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which has small loss to head of spine. Slight darkening to spine strip. Small area of fading to cloth at base of spine. Previous owner's name and address on front free endpaper. 126 pages. The text of the play which tells what happens when His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Charles, Prince Regent of Carpathia , invites a chorus girl to his suite in London. . Signed by the Actors. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: YesterYear Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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