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        Songs of Innocence

      London: Trianon Press, 1954. 8vo, [vi] pp. letterpress, 31 color collotype facsimile plates. Full orange morocco, slipcase. Bookplates to front pastedown. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. Limited to 1600 copies, of which most were issued in a cheap quarter leather or an orange cloth binding. An early Trianon facsimile, reproducing Copy B. A foundation book for collecting childrenÕs literature. Bentley, Blake Books, 165.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Structure of Proteins: Two Hydrogen-Bonded Helical Configurations of the Polypeptide Chain" in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 37, 1951, pp. 205-211 WITH "The Pleated Sheet, a New Layer Configuration of Polypeptide Chains" in PNAS, 37, 1951, pp. 251-256 WITH "Configurations of Polypeptide Chains with Equivalent CIS Amide Groups," PNAS, 38, 1952, pp. 86-93

      FIRST EDITION OF THREE OF SEVEN PAPERS BY PAULING AND COREY ON THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF PROTEINS. A decade before x-ray crystallography first revealed the structures of proteins, Pauling and Corey deduced their main structural features: the 'alpha-helix,' the 'gamma helix' and the 'beta sheet.' Their work had the same significance for proteins as the Watson and Crick papers (published two years later) had for the structure of DNA. "Instead of tackling the structure of an entire protein, the two scientists' efforts centered on discrete bits of proteins -- tiny crystals made up of repeating units called amino acids. When numberous amino acids link together to form chains, the chains assemble into one of several different configurations. Because an entire protein can encompass hundreds of these configurations folded into a tangled and sometimes impenetrable bundle, Pauling and Corey focused on elucidating the structure of each configuration one by one" (Brownlee, 'The Protein Papers,' on the PNAS at 100: Classics of the Scientific Literature, PNAS Website). "Pauling and Corey's research, now over a half-century old, guides today's biotechnology revolution and the search for hundreds of disease cures" (ibid). Linus Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954 "for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: Easton, PA: Mack Printing. Two volume first edition Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 37 and 38, 1951. Entire volumes. Quarto. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Bound in dark tan buckram, gilt-lettered at the spine. Moderate surface rubbing and scuffing. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        MARIA

      [Queens, NY]: Salamander Editions [Joseph Cornell], (1954). First Edition. Wraps. Very good. Small 8vo. Original printed stapled wraps. Original blue tissue still present. Small collaged element to last page (postcard detail of skyline of lower Manhattan). Mild rubbing, toning. "From Joseph Cornell" neatly penned in green ink to front cover in an unknown contemporary hand. Very good. MARIA (1954) was privately printed by Cornell in an edition of about 100 copies and given away to his friends as presents. The work was inspired by nineteenth-century opera singer Maria Malibran-Garcia and was produced with the same precision and care Cornell brought to his other work. It is in many ways a Cornell work in book form, not only due to the collaged element present, but also in the appropriation of text, the use of a decorative headpiece from yet another book, and dealing with one of Cornell's signature obsessions. Rare when originally issued and altered by Cornell. A box of leftover copies of MARIA was discovered with Cornell's estate and are seen on the market with some regularity. These are identifiable, however, by a lack of any collage element in the rear of the book, no blue tissue, and their generally fine condition (having been stored in a box for years). Nonetheless, a genuinely scarce book, especially copies augmented and circulated by Cornell himself. OCLC locates one holding (Utah, though another lies among the Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell Papers at Yale) and we find only one additional among museum collections (the Smithsonian). A curious entry in a curious career and an early and under-appreciated artist's book.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1954. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly cocked one or two light spots but a very nice copy indeed in the very lightly nicked dust jacket with a short tear at one fold and some mild tongin and a few spots to the verso. A superior copy. First edition, first impression. This is Golding's first and best known novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Grand Prix Car Vol. I & II

      London: Motor racing Publications, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Vol. I 1954. DJ chipped at head and tail of spine, corners and fore-edge. Not price clipped and protected in Mylar. Newspaper stain to front free end paper, rest of text block very good. Vol. II 1954. DJ chipped at head and tail of spine, corners and fore-edge. Not price clipped and protected in Mylar. Text block very good. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order.& &

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar

      With an Original Ben Shahn DrawingSHAHN, Ben. The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar. with Drawings by Ben Shahn. New York: Spiral Press for Pantheon, [1954].First edition. One of 50 copies printed on Umbria handmade paper, signed by Shahn and with an original drawing by him. This copy being number five. Tall octavo (10 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches; 275 x 170 mm). [44] pages including colophon and numerous Shahn illustrations plus the frontispiece of an original Shahn watercolor of the letter \'Zadhe\', signed by him below.Publisher\'s natural linen cloth with black morocco gilt spine label (English) and cover label (Hebrew). In publisher\'s cardboard slipcase. Slipcase with a small split at bottom. Overall a fine copy.\"The Alphabet of Creation is one of the legends from the Sefer Har-Zohar, or Book of Splendor, an ancient Gnostic work written in Aramaic by a thirteenth century Spanish scholar named Moses de Leon who presented the work, not as his own, but as mystic knowledge revealed many centuries earlier to the Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai\" (colophon).HBS 66047.$1,850

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        Exploration of the Moon

      London: Frederick Muller Ltd,, 1954. Illustrations by R. A. Smith. Text by Arthur C. Clarke. Tall quarto. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board gilt. 45 plates of which 8 are in colour. Extremities faintly rubbed, free endpapers tanned, occasional minor mark to text. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to American playwright and screenwriter Howard E. Koch on the front free endpaper, "To Howard Koch, with all good wishes - Arthur Clark". Howard Koch conducted an interview with Arthur C. Clark as an introduction for The Panic Broadcast, his 1970 book on his experience collaborating with Orson Welles on the latter's legendary radio show The War of the Worlds (1938). Koch's book was adapted in 1975 into a TV film entitled The Night That Panicked America. Koch worked as a screenwriter on a plethora of Hollywood classics, most notably Casablanca, but was blacklisted by the House of Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 and moved to the UK where he worked under the pseudonyms "Peter Howard" and "Anne Rodney". An attractive association copy of this richly illustrated book on the future of space exploration as it stood in 1954, 14 years before the first landing on the moon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Structure of Proteins: Two Hydrogen-Bonded Helical Configurations of the Polypeptide Chain" in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 37, 1951, pp. 205-211 WITH "The Pleated Sheet, a New Layer Configuration of Polypeptide Chains" in PNAS, 37, 1951, pp. 251-256 WITH "Configurations of Polypeptide Chains with Equivalent CIS Amide Groups," PNAS, 38, 1952, pp. 86-93

      - FIRST EDITION OF THREE OF SEVEN PAPERS BY PAULING AND COREY ON THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF PROTEINS. A decade before x-ray crystallography first revealed the structures of proteins, Pauling and Corey deduced their main structural features: the 'alpha-helix,' the 'gamma helix' and the 'beta sheet.' Their work had the same significance for proteins as the Watson and Crick papers (published two years later) had for the structure of DNA. "Instead of tackling the structure of an entire protein, the two scientists' efforts centered on discrete bits of proteins -- tiny crystals made up of repeating units called amino acids. When numberous amino acids link together to form chains, the chains assemble into one of several different configurations. Because an entire protein can encompass hundreds of these configurations folded into a tangled and sometimes impenetrable bundle, Pauling and Corey focused on elucidating the structure of each configuration one by one" (Brownlee, 'The Protein Papers,' on the PNAS at 100: Classics of the Scientific Literature, PNAS Website). "Pauling and Corey's research, now over a half-century old, guides today's biotechnology revolution and the search for hundreds of disease cures" (ibid). Linus Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954 "for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: Easton, PA: Mack Printing. Two volume first edition Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 37 and 38, 1951. Entire volumes. Quarto. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Bound in dark tan buckram, gilt-lettered at the spine. Moderate surface rubbing and scuffing. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Petite Cosmogonie Portative. Lithographies Originales d'Andre Marchand

      (Paris): Les Francs - Bibliophiles, 1954. No. 163 of 170 copies and 1 of 28 separate suites of lithographs on Malacca Blanc. Signed in the colophon by the artist, Andre Marchand. Text and plates are loose in a chemise housed in a slipcase. The separate suite of plates is housed in a chemise which is housed in a portfolio. The portfolio of the separate suite of plates shows a little wear. Internally and externally fine. 4to. 151 pp. plus 36 full page b/w lithographs, 27 b/w lithographs in the text and 6 green decorated initials. Separate suite of plates as well. Chemises and boxes for the book and separate suite of plates have lithographs by the artist on front and back covers. From the colophon:"Ce Livre, Illustre De 71 Lithographies Originales Et Realise Sous La Direction De H.-J. Donon-Maigret Et De E. Simon, A Ete Acheve D'Imprimer Le 26 Aout 1954, Sur Les Presses De Fequet Et Baudier Pour La Typographie Et Sur Celles De E.. Et J. Desjobert Pour Les Lithographies, A 170 Exemplaires Sur Papier Pur Chiffon D'Arches. Il ete Tire A Part 38 Suites Completes, Dont 10 Sur Japon Verge Et 28 Sur Malacca Blanc. Les Pierres Lithographiques Ont Ete Effacees Apres Tirage. Tous Les Exemplaires Ont Ete Signes Par L'Artiste.

      [Bookseller: Richard L. Press, Fine and Scholarly Boo]
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        Rivista della Fondazione "Origine". Direzione Ettore Colla, Emilio Villa (poi solo Colla). Direttore responsabile Ascanio Ascani

      1954/58 1954 - cm 34,5x24,5, pag (24) ca. a fascicolo, br edit ill, comp.te ill prev.te in b/n. Disponibili: - 1954?, nn. 8/9: Arti Visive (Anagrafe per gli eroi), Colla (Bill), Colla (Arte astratta come percettività), E. Villa (Esposizioni e opere nuove), Bragaglia (Le vie dl teatro astrattista), E. Villa (Stazione Termini il grande fregio), Marchiori (Vedova), Salzmann (The contemporary non-figurative art scene in America), E. Villa (Refe), ecc. Con tavole a pp in b/n di Bill e Burri. - 1954, novembre, nuova serie, n. 1: Vedova, E. Villa (Turcato, Nuvolo), Grohmann (Uhlmann), Matta (Capogrossi), E. Villa (Noi e la preistoria), Giovenale (Pittura americana oggi), ecc. - 1955?, nuova serie, n. 2: Hundertwasser (Arte come transautomatico), Lewis (Nicholson), Arti Visive (Architettura d'oggi in America, Bice Lazzari), E. Villa (Decollages di Rotella), ecc. Con una tavola a col a pp di Carla Accardi. - 1955?, nuova serie, n. 3/4: Lewis (Hilton), Serpan (Dova), E. Villa (Marcarelli, Colla, Vedova, Burri), E. Villa (Lettera agli amici pittori), ecc. - 1956?, nuova serie, n. 5: Biennale 1956, Marchiori (Villon), Efrati (Afro), Pittori e scultori italiani, Pittori americani, ecc. Un piccolo ritaglio a pag 5/6. - 1957?, nuova serie, nn. 6/7: Numero dedicato a Gorky, Drudi (Mirko), Perilli (Mondrian), ecc. - 1958?, nuova serie, ultimo numero, senza numerazione: Pittori e scultori d'oggi (bellissime riproduzioni in b/n di opere di Accardi, Burri, Dorazio, Afro, Sanfilippo, Santomaso, Bertini, De Kooning, Dova, Colla, Kline, Tobey, Scialoja, Tot, Consagra, Turcato, Novelli, Scarpitta, Marca-Relli, ecc e tre meravigliose tavole appl. di opere di Corpora, Vedova, Capogrossi. La collezione

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ardengo]
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        Vintage Bettie Page Contact Sheet

      Miami: n.p., 1954. A vintage 8 by 10 silver gelatin contact sheet, circa 1954 and printed then or within a short time thereafter, by the great Bunny Yeager, from an early session with perhaps her most famous model, the mysterious and profoundly affecting Bettie Page. In near fine condition, with some minor edge wear and a few surface creases and minor imperfections to the print; then too, as a working document, it was not printed to publication or reproduction standards and so shows dust marks and the other small, common blemishes of a work print. However, it is a vintage print, with the distinct feature of a matte finsh that characterizes the photographer's work of that era. (Later printings of the contact sheets, if they happened, were on a glossier paper.) Additionally, the print is signed by Bunny on the reverse. There are few more influential, important and enduring associations betwen artist and model than the one between Bunny Yeager and Bettie Page; perhaps Bert Stern and Marilyn Monroe qualifies as well. It can be argued that Irving Klaw's role in establishing the Bettie Page mystique, while important, was not any more important than Bunny Yeager's; Ms. Yeager's photographs of Bettie had a sunnier, more optimistic aspect that balanced Klaw's darker, more overtly sexual work, and that the counterbalance of the two made Bettie what she was. Vintage prints of this era, either contact or release prints, are extremely uncommon, and vintage prints of Bettie Page are even more so. Price on request.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Eisenhower typed letter signed on White House stationery, about an anonymous gift given to the wife and family of his deceased Staff Secretary, \"Pete\" Carroll

      Typed letter signed \"DE\" in black ink, 1 pp, White House stationery, dated December 22, 1954, 7.125\" x 10.375\". Touching letter sent to Maj. Gen. Wilton B. Persons, known as \"Jerry\", Eisenhower writes about the anonymous donations of several friends and co-workers of Paul T. \"Pete\" Carroll, who died suddenly of a heart attack while working as Eisenhower\'s Staff Secretary.In full: \"Dear Jerry: As you are one of the small group who joined together to make a Christmas gift for Pete Carroll\'s children, I want to tell you of the results of our joint effort. On Monday I asked Ruth and the boys to come in to see Mamie and me. I then told her of our idea and gave her the original of the enclosed letter, together with a check for more than $18,000. Fifty friends joined in this gift. It seemed a happier thing not to give Ruth the donors\' names and amounts. Needless to say, she was tremendously moved by the gift. If she knew the identity of such donors she would individually express her gr

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      Works Publishing Inc, 1954. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Works Publishing, 1954. First Edition, Fifteenth Printing. In About Very Good condition, with light signs of age and wear. Clean text, though pages are age toned and have a light storage odor to them. Front free end paper shows evidence of previous owner name written in pencil and erased. Foxing to and papers. Cloth shows light edge wear, rubbing and mottling, with light rubbing to gilt lettering on spine. A nice copy overall; An early printing of this A.A. cornerstone.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A unique presidential free frank of Dwight D. Eisenhower

      The envelope is postmarked \"Palm Springs Calif. Feb. 18 1954 6:30 PM\" and is signed \"Dwight D. Eisenhower\" in blue ink in the upper left corner. The \"free\" is in pencil. The envelope is addressed to John H. Thompson of Torrington, California.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Aspect du terrain en Indochine du Nord

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

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        Young Adam

      Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1954. Octavo. Original card wrappers printed in orange and black. Backstrip a little cocked, some very minor soiling to wrappers, light spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. From the library of Trocchi's close friend Alex Neish and with the latter's pencil signature on the half-title. As editor of the Scottish magazine Jabberwock (he would later be the editor of Sidewalk) Alex Neish published the first chapter of William Burroughs's Naked Lunch in 1959, after Allen Ginsberg sent him the manuscript without Burroughs's approval. Although Neish never published Trocchi he was an early champion of his work and convinced John Calder to publish him. After Trocchi jumped bail in the US - where he had been prosecuted for selling heroin to a minor - and made his way back to Scotland Neish provided him with a roof at his flat in Edinburgh until Trocchi hit the drugs again and went to London. Neish is also known as one the world's foremost collectors of British pewter. Published one year after the Maurice Girodias founded the Olympia Press, the first edition of Young Adam is, at Girodias's request, a highly 'sexed-up' version of Trocchi's original text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Photographie inédite

      1954 - Photographie inédite de Céline, au format 12 X 9 cm prise dans le jardin de Meudon en compagnie de madame Dubuc qui fut proche d’Albert Paraz, datée au dos « Meudon 1954 » Cliché en parfait état de conservation. © Librairie D’un livre l’autre, reproduction strictement interdite.

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        The Fellowship of the Ring Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. [10] pp 11-423 [1] [map] The first edition of the first volume of J R R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, bound in the publisher's red cloth with the red stain along the top edge as called for. This first edition is slightly better than very good condition. The book is square; the red cloth is unmarked. The gilt lettering to the spine has faded slightly with little bumps to the upper corners of the boards. Internally the book is fine and complete with the map to the rear and a small ownership signature at the top of the first blank. A very good copy of a book which was produced in a relatively short print run of only 1500. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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        Preliminary Chart of the Farasan Islands principally from a compilation by Lieut. G. M. Stitt, R. N., H. M. S. "Dahlia" 1927.

      London, published at the Admiralty, 1954.. 1025 x 700 mm. Scale 1:206,000.. Engraved chart showing the Farasan Islands, including tidal information, compass roses, soundings, seabed notations, currents, sandbanks, shoals, lighthouses and beacons picked out in yellow and red, inland elevations, detailing and buildings. Chart of the Farasan Islands, published at the Admiralty in 1929, revised in 1954. Signs of contemporary use. Folded.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        La Venoge

      Nordmann et Béguin 1954 - Avec les 3 hors-textes de R.Th.Bosshardt, signés. Un des 500 ex. numérotés. Imprimé spécialement pour: NN Signé par l'auteur. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Adarga Catalana. Arte Heráldica y Prácticas Reglas Del Blasón, Con Ejemplos De Las Piezas Esmaltes y Ornatos De Que Se Compone Un Escudo, Interior y Exteriormente.

      Orbis, Barcelona 1954 - XXXpp. - 1 h. - 146 pp. - frontis grabado y 9 láminas al aguafuerte, una de ellas plegada - y - 206 pp. y 20 láminas al aguafuerte. =Muy cuidada edición de sólo 175 ejs. =Esmerada imprenta sobre muy buen papel de hilo. =Magnífica obra sobre heráldica . =Muy buena reimpresión de la primera edición que data de 1753. Excelente encuadernación de Cambras a media piel. Lomera con florones y corte superior dorado. Size: 3 Tomos En 1 Vol. En Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Le Livre de la Danse

      Paris: Les Editions Du Journal Musical Francais,, 1954. Quarto. Bound for presentation in yellow cloth with red morocco label, original upper wrap bound in. Full-page illustration by Maillol as frontispiece, 54 half-tone plates from photographs, numerous illustrations to the text in black and white and in sanguine, some full-page. Very good - First edition. A fine presentation copy, boldly inscribed on the half title page "Pour Mademoiselle Genevieve Mome / grande Amie de l'Art Choregraphique / en Cordial Souvenir de Serge Lifar / Cannes 1970," and further enhanced by an elaborate and colourful original drawing of a dancer in coloured pens to the first free endpaper, initialled by Lifar. A highly unusual item from the choreographer and dancer of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. In 1929, he became director of the Paris Opera Ballet, and there created over 50 ballets, including the path-breaking "Icare" (1935), which was written to be danced without music.

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        Picasso and the Human Comedy

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1954. First American edition. Near fine in a just about near fine unclipped jacket, with the jacket showing slight edgewear, rubbing, a touch of wear to the spine at crown. No markings or inscriptions. Tightly bound and complete, this is the American edition of Verve 29/30 in a double number. 180 drawings, of which the required 16 are present in lithograph. Not often found in a jacket.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        The Fellowship of the Ring. Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings. SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP; 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Allen & Unwin, [1954]8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with a large folding map in red and black, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original red cloth, gilt back, red top (lightly faded as usual), a very good, bright, clean copy. Published in December 1954, five months after the first edition. 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED (as against 3000 of the first edition). BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FIRST PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The request for reprint after so short a time took the printer Jarrolds by surprise, for against instruction they had allowed the type of the first edition to be dispersed. This second impression had therefore to be reset swiftly to meet demand, and Tolkien was not asked to read a new proof. As a result, although four corrections were made to the text of the first edition, many new errors were introduced, several of which remained in place for many years. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Hammond, p.97.

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        Find a Victim

      Alfred A. Knopf 1954 - Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $2.75 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. Previous owner's name inscribed on the front free endpaper. A nice, bright, square copy. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some chipping at the corners and spine ends. A closed tear on the bottom of the front panel. Light soiling. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SAGA OF TOM HORN. THE STORY OF A CATTLEMEN'S WAR WITH PERSONAL NARRATIVES, NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS AND TESTIMONIES. ILLUSTRATED WITH THE PAGEANT OF PERSONALITIES

      Powder River Publishers, [1954]., 1954. First, unexpurgated edition. Cloth, 277pp., illustrated, index. "A thorough study of the trial and execution of Tom Horn...A threatened law suit required the author and publisher to rewrite and replace seven pages of illustrations and text after the volume had been printed and bound, but before it was released. These changes were made by cutting out the deletions and tipping in new sheets. The text pages of 13 and 54 were changed as well as several of the illustrations." Horn was famous as a scout against the Apaches, fought in Arizona's Pleasant Valley War and was a Pinkerton detective before he allegedly became a hired killer of rustlers and homesteaders for the big cattlemen of Wyoming. This is the definitive work on the subject. The rare unexpurgated edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. HERD 1287. SIX GUNS 1256. ADAMS 150 92.

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        The Desert Music, and Other Poems

      New York: Random House, 1954 First edition, limited issue of 100 numbered copies. Signed by the author on the limitation page. Publisher's beige cloth over pale green boards, light tan title label lettered in black and red to the spine; in the publisher's original glassine dust jacket and light green slipcase. A fine copy with bright and fresh interior; glassine with a hint of wear to the spine head, faint toning to the spine, slipcase with a small spot of soiling, else fine. An exceptional and beautiful copy. The Desert Music is a collection of 13 of Williams' poems written between the years 1949-1954. Specifically, it includes "The Descent," "To Daphne and Virginia," "The Yellow Flower," "The Garden," "The Artist," and "Work in Progress," among others. The verses are primarily written in his triadic-line format, a variation on a line-break pattern in which Williams divided each long line into three smaller, free-verse pieces. The poems in Desert Music are divided into three untitled sections, with the final section containing the titular "Desert Music," a poem Williams presented at the Harvard Assembly in June, 1951. Subsequently, Williams was awarded an honorary membership into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        The Fellowship of the Ring. Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings. SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP; 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Allen & Unwin, [1954]. 8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with a large folding map in red and black, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original red cloth, gilt back, red top (lightly faded as usual), a very good, bright, clean copy. Published in December 1954, five months after the first edition. 2500 COPIES WERE PRINTED (as against 3000 of the first edition). BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE FIRST PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The request for reprint after so short a time took the printer Jarrolds by surprise, for against instruction they had allowed the type of the first edition to be dispersed. This second impression had therefore to be reset swiftly to meet demand, and Tolkien was not asked to read a new proof. As a result, although four corrections were made to the text of the first edition, many new errors were introduced, several of which remained in place for many years. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Hammond, p.97. . Catalogs: modern firsts.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Exploration of the Moon. Illustrations by R. A. Smith. Text by Arthur C. Clarke.

      London: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1954 - Tall quarto. Original black boards, titles to spine and front board gilt. Extremities faintly rubbed, free endpapers tanned, occasional minor mark to text. An excellent copy. 45 plates of which 8 are in colour. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to American playwright and screenwriter Howard E. Koch on the front free endpaper, "To Howard Koch, with all good wishes - Arthur Clark". Howard Koch conducted an interview with Arthur C. Clark as an introduction for The Panic Broadcast, his 1970 book on his experience collaborating with Orson Welles on the latter's legendary radio show The War of the Worlds (1938). Koch's book was adapted in 1975 into a TV film entitled The Night That Panicked America. Koch worked as a screenwriter on a plethora of Hollywood classics, most notably Casablanca, but was blacklisted by the House of Un-American Activities Committee in 1951 and moved to the UK where he worked under the pseudonyms "Peter Howard" and "Anne Rodney". An attractive association copy of this richly illustrated book on the future of space exploration as it stood in 1954, 14 years before the first landing on the moon. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ANTE- PROYECTO PARA EL ABASTECIMIENTO DE TANGER CON AGUA DEL RIO M HARHAR ( DOCE CARPETAS MAS UNA CARPERA DE PLANOS - ESTUDIO COMPLETO)

      - 1954, Casablanca, 29-7 1954, doce carpetas estudio 32x23 mas carpeta con 12 planos desplegablas, 1700 gramos, buen estado

      [Bookseller: Libreria 7 Soles]
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        Find the Constellations

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1954 - First Edition, First Printing with the 1954 date printed on the title page and copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy with the First Issue dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        A Fable

      New York: Random House, 1954 First edition, limited issue of 1000 copies signed by Faulkner. Publisher's blue cloth, with beveled edges, three crosses double stamped in white and blue to the front board, spine lettered in white and gilt, dark blue top stain; in the publisher's original glassine dust jacket and pale slate blue paper slipcase. Book in fine condition; glassine with wear and tearing to the extremities, small loss to the panel edges, creasing to the spine tail and rear panel, still intact and without the usual toning, slipcase with some light soiling, minor toning to the spine, else fine. Overall, an excellent copy of the author's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Written over the course of nine years from December 1944 through November 1953, A Fable is, as Random House proclaims, "The crowning achievement of William Faulkner's distinguished career." Partly based on the author's experience as a pilot during World War I, the plot is set in the trenches of France. The story takes place over the course of seven days and examines the internal conflicts each man must go through, a point which is emphasized by the parallels Faulkner draws between Corporal Stephan's struggles and the week-long Passion of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion. A Fable won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Single Manuscript Leaf from an Northern Italian or Southern French folio Bible

      France or Italy,: Dominican Order:, 1275. Very Good. Text from Second Corinthians, chapters 12 through 14. Matted and framed, the opening in the matte is 7 1/2 x 6 inches, this matte is sealed so that only the verso is visible. Written on fine vellum, double-column, 48 lines per page, 3 2-line initials in blue or red with scroll-work of alternating colors, marginal notes in red and blue, red rubrications; text clean, unmarked. Matted and framed with book-seller's printed paper description mounted on the verso of the matte. Fine. This leaf was item number 19 from Otto Ege's portfolio, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, which was sold by Ege's wife in 1954 (Ege died in 1951). Saint Dominic (1170-1221) was a Spanish priest and founder of the Dominican Order. From 1215 to 1217, Dominic worked to found The Order of Preachers, their charter granted by Honorius III in January 1217. Dominic founded 60 chapters in the ensuring four years, assigning younger members of the order to study at the Universities and write out Bibles like that from which this leaf was taken. These were produced in France, England and Italy; this particular leaf shows the more casual penmanship that prevailed in Italy, while it also displays the high degree of artistic standards expressed in the decorations on this leaf, typical of the French chapters.

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books]
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        Conservation of Isotopic Spin and Isotopic Gauge Invariance" in Physical Review 96 (1), October 1, 1954, pp. 191-196

      - RARE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (EINTIRE VOLUME) of the Yang-Mills quantum mechanical theory, introduced in this paper and underappreciated at that time. The Yang-Mills theory is now the foundation of most of elementary particle theory; it is the mathematical foundation underlying "three of the four fundamental forces of nature that physicists succeeded in unifying in the last half of the 20th century: electromagnetism, the 'weak force' responsible for radioactive decay, and the 'strong force' responsible for holding the nuclei of atoms together" (Gale, World of Mathematics Summary). Yang and Mills proposed a tensor equation that relies on a quantum mechanical property called the 'mass gap.' "The laws of quantum physics stand to the world of elementary particles in the way that Newton's laws of classical mechanics stand to the macroscopic world. Almost half a century ago, Yang and Mills introduced a remarkable new framework to describe elementary particles using structures that also occur in geometry. The successful use of Yang-Mills theory (now widely tested and affirmed) to describe the strong interactions of elementary particles depends on a subtle quantum mechanical property called the "mass gap:" the quantum particles have positive masses, even though the classical waves travel at the speed of light. This property has been discovered by physicists from experiment and confirmed by computer simulations, but it still has not been understood from a theoretical point of view. Progress in establishing the existence of the Yang-Mills theory and a mass gap and will require the introduction of fundamental new ideas both in physics and in mathematics" (Clay Mathematics Institute).describe elementary particles using structures that also occur in geometry. The successful use of Yang-Mills theory (now widely tested and affirmed) to describe the strong interactions of elementary particles depends on a subtle quantum mechanical property called the "mass gap:" the quantum particles have positive masses, even though the classical waves travel at the speed of light. This property has been discovered by physicists from experiment and confirmed by computer simulations, but it still has not been understood from a theoretical point of view. Progress in establishing the existence of the Yang-Mills theory and a mass gap and will require the introduction of fundamental new ideas both in physics and in mathematics" (Clay Mathematics Institute). CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Volume 96, Number 1, October 1, 1954. Pp. 191-196. (10.5 x 8 inches; 262 x 200mm). Ex-libris bearing only a small stamp on the title page; none whatsoever on the spine. Tightly and solidly bound in green buckram; gilt-lettered at the spine. Bright and clean inside and out. Near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Single Manuscript Leaf from an Northern Italian or Southern French folio Bible

      France or Italy,: Dominican Order:, 1275. Very Good. Text from Second Corinthians, chapters 12 through 14. Matted and framed, the opening in the matte is 7 1/2 x 6 inches, this matte is sealed so that only the verso is visible. Written on fine vellum, double-column, 48 lines per page, 3 2-line initials in blue or red with scroll-work of alternating colors, marginal notes in red and blue, red rubrications; text clean, unmarked. Matted and framed with book-seller's printed paper description mounted on the verso of the matte. Fine. This leaf was item number 19 from Otto Ege's portfolio, Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, which was sold by Ege's wife in 1954 (Ege died in 1951). Saint Dominic (1170-1221) was a Spanish priest and founder of the Dominican Order. From 1215 to 1217, Dominic worked to found The Order of Preachers, their charter granted by Honorius III in January 1217. Dominic founded 60 chapters in the ensuring four years, assigning younger members of the order to study at the Universities and write out Bibles like that from which this leaf was taken. These were produced in France, England and Italy; this particular leaf shows the more casual penmanship that prevailed in Italy, while it also displays the high degree of artistic standards expressed in the decorations on this leaf, typical of the French chapters.

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books]
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        Lord of the Flies

      Faber and Faber 1954 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by William Golding on a laid in signature. An attractive dustjacket that is vibrant in color with some wear to the spine and edges. This original First State dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition!!! We buy SIGNED Golding First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        RELIGIOUS DRAMA: MEDIAEVAL AND MODERN

      New York: House of Books, 1954.. Cloth. Fine in glassine wrapper. First edition. Published as the twelfth volume in the Crown Octavo series. One of three hundred numbered copies, in addition to twenty-six lettered copies for presentation, all signed by the author. GALLUP A65.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Corpus Christianorum: Series Latina/ Series Mediaevalis (KONVOLUT aus 83 Bänden) - Series Latina (63 Bände) von I bis CLXXV (genaue Band-Nummern der Serie auf Anfrage)/ Series Mediaevalis (20 Bände) - hier vorhanden: Bd. I; IV; VI - XII; XVI - XVIII; XX - XXVII.,

      Typographi Brepols Editores Pontificii; 1954 ff. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 83 Bände; Orig.Ganzleinen; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH!! Das Bild zeigt nur eine Auswahl der hier angebotenen Bände; für mehr Bilder oder Informationen können Sie uns gerne kontaktieren; Sprache: la [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Outstanding check signed by Frank Lloyd Wright

      Attractive check (8" x 3.5") on The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation account at Taliesin West signed "Frank Lloyd Wright" in black ink, payable to Seaman Motors in the amount of $55.80, dated February 24, 1954. Ideal for display. Fine.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        DESTINATION UNKNOWN

      London: Collins, The Crime Club, 1954. FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1954. FIRST EDITION. Bound in red boards with black lettering in Christmas green dust jacket. Square, firm, original price intact. Very thin band of fade to spine head, else FINE. Dust jacket has light soiling and spotting to back panel and very light edgewear to front bottom edge, else FINE. Beautiful copy, see images. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: SCENE OF THE CRIME ®]
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        An Archive Relating to the Career of Broadway Actress Marian Winters

      Most significantly, this archive contains seven holograph letters from Tyrone Power (signed ?Tyrone?); 13 pages in total. One is dated 1954, and the others, while undated, are also from the fifties; three are on his stationery, the rest on hotel letterheads. In addition, there are two Christmas cards and one for Easter, all signed ?Tyrone.? For the most part, the letters are to both Winters and her then-husband, and these are especially warm, friendly and chatty. Winters starred with Katharine Cornell and Power in the American production of Fry?s The Dark is Light Enough (her own copy of the English first edition; with a card inscribed by Fry and with two typed pages of additions and her annotations throughout, is included, as are three programs). Writing from London, probably in 1956, He refers to his movie work, ?We started the film last Monday, & this has been a bitch of a week. I think this ?flick-making? is for the younger generation...but it?s fun to have one?s own production, & we?re a wonderful cast & a hell of a story...? Power mentions that he?ll ...?bring ?Devil?s Disciple? into town for a limited run sometime in October...? and that ?...?Duchin? [the Eddie Duchin Story] seems to be doing pretty well - it opens here on the 19th.? In this archive are three programs for the Fry play, with Cornell, Power and Winters, a Playbill signed by the cast for Nobody Loves an Albatross (in which she appeared, in 1964) and two Playbills for the Lindsay-Crouse comedy Tall Story (1959), signed by its stars, Winters, Hans Conried and Marc Connolly.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Alice Sankey

      Roy Rogers And The Desert Treasure (TV Tie-In).. Whitman Publishing Co., Racine Wisconsin. 24 Pages (Unpaginated). Illustrations by Paul Souza. Copyright 1954 by Roy Rogers Enterprises. Authorized Edition. A Cozy Corner Book. Large Print. All in colour. /Hardcover. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing includes PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. Book interior Very Gently Read. Book Interior FINE/ Covers Good Plus. TELEVISION TIE-IN. Covers are blue/white, lettering red/yellow, colour photo front. Front cover is flat, clean, bright, has minor scratches and small bits of colour rubbed off in a few places, has a bruised corner tip, has a bruised corner with inner board exposed, has a bit of the title off where a price sticker removed top layer of paper 3/4 inches x 3/4 in size, has a slight dent with a wrinkle on top board edge, has a small triangular piece missing at the top left corner, has some edge wear. Spine was rounded when printed, is now missing a few pieces of outer paper, largest is 2 inches long, spine has some chipping and edge wear, spine is missing a chunk out of the top 5/16 inch long and below this the outer paper is missing for 1/4 inch. Back cover is flat, bright, has a few minor scratches, has a bruised corner with inner board exposed, has some minor edge wear with a piece 3/8 inch L on side edge exposing board. Page edges protected by the cover boards and donÕt look sunned. Inner end papers are colour pictorial of trees, desert buttes with mountains in background, ffep has a small chunk at spine torn on three sides at the staple but paper is in place, also has a bit of wear along the spine line at ffep. Inside of book is tight, clean, clear, bright, flat. Title page has 5 written on it in ink, small. . Vintage

      [Bookseller: WILLOWBAY BOOKS]
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        L'ours brun. Ursus arctos L.

      - Grenoble, 1954, 8vo t.tela, pp. XI-904 con 226 fig. in nero n.t. e 32 carte col. (Fondamentale, e non comune, opera sull'argomento)

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già Naturalistica Snc]
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        Magnificent Display on attractive Warner Bros. stationery ? Humphrey Bogart enjoys two of his greatest films: ?The Maltese Falcon? and ?The Treasure of Sierra Madre?

      Typed Document Signed ?Humphrey Bogart,? 1p, 7.5? x 10? (visible). Burbank, California, December 20, 1954. In letter form on Warner Bros. stationary signed by Warner Bros. General Counsel ?R.J. Obringer? as Assistant Secretary. Infill at staple tear in upper blank area. Magnificently quadruple matted with an iconic Bogie b&w photograph as Dashiell Hammett?s private eye Sam Spade in ?The Maltese Falcon.? At lower center, a metallic identification plaque: "The Legendary Humphrey Bogart / 1899-1957." Designed and framed by Leon H. Becker Memorabilia Ltd., Rancho La Costa, California Overall size, 37? x 31?. Apparently in fine condition.In part, ?Dear Mr. Bogart: Pursuant to your request, we have agreed to furnish you, at your cost and expense, with one (1) 16 mm. print of each of our motion pictures entitled 'MALTESE FALCON' and 'THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE', in which you appeared for us. It is expressly understood and agreed that said 16mm. prints are furnished you for

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Horse and His Boy

      Geoffrey Bles, London, first edition, first printing 1954 - Hardback, 202 pages (including the frontispiece and its verso - the last printed page number is 199), novel: publisher's dove-grey cloth titled in silver: brick-red and cream dustwrapper. CONDITION - A very much above-average copy. Fine, not marked or written in, the inner portion of the front free end-paper slightly browned; otherwise hard to fault - edges clean, corners sharp: unclipped dustwrapper with a single short closed tear from the bottom edge; the spine unfaded and without loss, just some very small signs of wear at the ends (please see our second picture which is a scan of the dustwrapper in its transparent sleeve). May be seen at our shop in Tetbury. (Unpacked weight: 410 grams.) PICTURES: all images show the actual book: click the thumbnail, next 'larger image': you will then be able to see a high-resolution picture which can be dragged and zoomed to show condition in detail (some listings have several pictures). For more information, please use the 'ask the bookseller a question' link. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tetbury Old Books PBFA]
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