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        Under the Net

      London; Chatto & Windus; 1954 - First edition, first printing. Iris Murdoch's first book. The book has been read and so leans a bit, but is is still in near fine condition. The jacket is very good with some chipping to the top corners and top of spine and a couple of small tears. Laid in is a postcard signed by Iris Murdoch. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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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      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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      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.

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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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      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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        Typed letter signed „A. Einstein".

      Princeton, 14. I. 1954. - 1 ¼ pp. 4to. To Walter Stern in English: „I agree fully with your critical remarks about the Russian regime. One could add considerably more to it: the mendacity of the political trials which are nothing but legalized murder, the complete gagging and deprivation of the individual and political minorities of any civil rights, the deliberate use of the lie for political purposes (to a much higher degree than in other countries). But all this is no justification for what is happening in our country under the slogan "Fight against Communism". The "Communist Menace" is used here by reactionary politicians as a pretext for the fight against civil rights. The people in general are too misguided and the intellectuals too intimidated to defend their constitutional rights effectively. And the individual politicians are only motivated by their momentary personal advantage and rarely or not at all by their – sometimes good – judgement [sic.] about what should be done. We have progressed far toward the establishment of a fascist regime, and the similarity of the general situation here with the one of Germany in 1932 is striking. Just wait until the much dreaded depression should come! Why are the British not afraid of their Communists?As Nazi persecution increased during the 1930s and 40s, many scientists and intellectuals sought to immigrate to the United States. Einstein, who had arrived in 1933, "came to be regarded as the symbol and leader of the entire group of refugee scholars" (Einstein: His Life and Times, Frank). He received hundreds of requests for assistance even after the war ended, and judged them with, "only two considerations in mind: the immediate feeling of sympathy for every suffering person, and the conviction that the pursuit of science should be assisted wherever possible" (ibid.).Beginning in the 1930s, show trials were used by Joseph Stalin’s (1878-1953) regime to eliminate dissidents. Our letter possibly refers to the Doctors’ Plot, the last show trial before Stalin’s death in March 1953. In January 1953, nine doctors were accused of murdering government officials, including Andrey A. Zhdanov and Alexander S. Shcherbakov, who had headed the Main Political Administration of the Soviet army. Following Stalin’s death, the charges were dropped after it was revealed that the accusations were false and the doctors’ confessions were given under torture.The U.S.S.R.’s control of Eastern Europe and the rise of communism after Hitler’s defeat were leading factors in the Cold War. Growing fear and suspicions led to the establishment of investigative committees and the monitoring of U.S. citizens by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 1938, the House Un-American Activities Committee was established to lead the charge against communists and communist sympathizers. At the peak of the Cold War, the face of these aggressive investigations during the 1950s was Senator Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957) from Wisconsin, undoubtedly one of the "reactionary politicians" Einstein refers to in our letter. McCarthy’s investigations into the political affiliations of government employees, entertainers and educators led to the blacklisting of many prominent figures from their professions. Einstein, himself, was a target of the FBI, who kept a comprehensive file on him.Our letter is particularly interesting for its comparison of the Red Scare and McCarthyism to the rise of fascism in Germany in 1932, just one year before Hitler became Chancellor.

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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)

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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.

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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