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         Normance. Féerie pour une autre fois II

      Gallimard 1954 - - Gallimard, Paris 1954, 14x20cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale, un des 550 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin labeur. Cartonnage d'après la maquette originale de Paul Bonet. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition, one of 550 numbered copies on vellum toil. Cardboard according to the original model of Paul Bonet. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Mission San Jose, Texas

      Original India ink, watercolor, Chinese white painting by Paul Horgan. Signed lower left "To Connie With Love Paul 1954" and lower right "Mission San Jose San Antonio." Matted and framed under glass. Image size 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Overal size 17 1/2 b 22 1/2 inches. FINE. Two time Pulitzer Prize winning author, who won in 1954 for his two volume GREAT RIVER and made many field sketches during his research travels. This large size is unique. See A Writer's Eye, An exhibition of field study drawings from the Collection of American Literature Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. "San Jose, with its dome and carved tower and embrasures, and huge barrel-vaulted granary was built as the grandest mission community of the five established by the Franciscans at San Antonio in the 18thc. Here the Spanish colonial baroque found its richest expression, as I saw on a spring morning when the first green was coming on the mesquite." - Paul Horgan (A Writer's Eye p. 44)Beautiful mat and framed under glass all like new. (Horgan won the Pulitzer for history in 1955 with his book "Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History" for which he made many field sketches during his research travels including San Jose Mission in San Antonio. This larger size, however, is unique. See A Writer's Eye An Exhibition of Field Study Drawings from the Collection of American Literature Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. The Connie referred to may have been Connie Boardman, the mayor of Huntington Beach, Horgan's home.).

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         The Collected Poems

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. 8vo. 534, v, [1] pp. Original maroon cloth, abstract design on front cover and spine in gold, silver-lettering on front cover and spine; printed dust jacket. Pale stain to upper sheet edges; spine panel of jacket with pale dampstain, small nicks along upper edge, rear panel toned, bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 518 of 2,500 copies. With the exception of six poems, the poems in the section "The Rock" appear here for the first time. Despite the flaws enumerated, a very presentable copy of this definitive edition of Stevens' work. Edelstein A23.a.1.

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         An Armada of Thirty Whales

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1954. Fine. First edition. Rebound in full red morocco gilt. Silk endpapers. Dustwrapper bound in. A trifle rubbed, just about fine. The author's copy of his first book, chosen by W.H. Auden for The Yale Series of Younger Poets. Laid in is a receipt dated in 1957 from Foutoillet et Vercy, a French binder in Dijon, addressed to the author's wife. Hoffman served as the Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress (the equivalent of the United States Poet Laureate) in 1973-1974 and published several additional books of poetry and literary scholarship.

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         ISCRIZIONI LATINE ARCAICHE

      FIRENZE: EDIZIONI FUSSI CASA EDITRICE SANSONI, 1954. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 17. IL MELAGRANO USATO

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         Tirésias

      - 1954. In-8, 92-(4) pp. et suite de (2) pp. et (20) planches, reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin rouge, couverture illustrée et dos conservés, exemplaire non rogné. Illustré de 15 gravures sur bois de Elie Grekoff (dont la couverture). Édition originale, tirée à 150 exemplaires, tous sur vélin pur fil du Marais, ICI UN DES 15 exemplaires numérotés enrichis d'une SUITE en sanguine des 15 bois et de 5 bois non utilisés (la suite n'est présente que dans les 30 exemplaires de tête). L'un des plus beaux textes de la littérature érotique du XXè siècle. A l'âge de 60 ans, l'auteur découvre la sodomie passive. D'où le titre : Tirésias, l'homme qui devint femme. Cette aventure est pour Jouhandeau une révélation, qu'il conte de la manière la plus libre, la plus élégante, et la plus humoristique qui soit. Série de portraits des gigolos qu'il fréquente, comme autant de figures mythologiques, s'exprimant dans le langage de héros athéniens. L'ouvrage, qui circulait sous le manteau, fut condamné par les tribunaux en 1964. Très bel exemplaire de cette rare édition clandestine, sous une amusante reliure. * Dutel, II, 2503. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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         Contribution A l'Etude lithologique du terrain houllier de Belgique. Les Roches stériles de la zone de Genk (Westphalien a superieur) aux charbonnages de Helchteren et Zolder (Campine). (= Volume Jubilaire Victor van Straelen - Extrait de Tome 1),

      Sonderabdruck, Brüssel 1954 - 73 S. mit 9 Tafeln, Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 480 Groß 4°, Original-Karton (Softcover), Einband leicht angerndert, Deckel mit Namensstempel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes, noch unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Lord of the Flies

      London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing in first state jacket priced at 12s 6d net. 248pp. Original red cloth with white spine lettering. Very Good with stains and slight bowing to boards, light foxing to edges, in original dust jacket with some offsetting from tape on verso and flaps, still Near Fine, having very subtle toning to spine panel, barely any edge wear, unclipped and unrestored. The author's first book, a post-apocalyptic novel of boys on a remote island descending into barbarity. Scarce in its British first edition in a presentable original dust jacket.

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         The Dolmen Chapbook: a Miscellany. Parts I - VIII.

      Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1954 - 56. - 8 parts. Comprising the first 8 of the series of twelve with the outer wrapper for the series split along the spine. Each individual part Very Good, except for the first part which is browned along the leading edge and has a corner a little creased. This series is rarely seen complete and most printed in an edition of 250 copies only. I. The Ballad of Jane Shore by Donagh MacDonagh, illustrated by Eric Patton. II. A Wexfor Carol, illustrated by Leslie MacWeeney. III. The Perfect Wife, illustrated by Robert Gibbings. IV. Thirty Three Ballads, translated by Thomas Kinsella, illustrated by Pauline Bewick. V. The Death of a Queen by Thomas Kinsella, illustrated by Bridget Swinton. VI. The Mines of Sineriay, by Arland Ussher, illustrated by Nelson Paine. VII. The Loves of Bregog and Mulla, by Edmund Spenser, illustrated by Leslei MacWeeney. VIII. O?Reilly, Poems by Richard Weber.

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         Reach For the Sky - SIGNED by Douglas Bader

      Collins, London 1954 - 1st state. Copyright page with publisher's fountain device. 13.8 x 21.2cm navy blue boards with gilt stamped titles to the spine, 394pp with 20 illustrations over 12 pages. Together with original unclipped dust jacket showing 16s net price. Signed and dated by Douglas Bader 19/3/54. The boards have been well protected by the dust jacket and are clean with bright titles. Internally, there is slight toning to the endpapers and a few spots to the very edge of the text block but no name, inscription or bookplate other than Bader's signature. The dust jacket is very good plus, with a little fading to the spine and slight toning and dust staining to the rear panel. There is light rubbing to the spine tips and fore edge corners, which have minimal loss together with very light creasing to the top and bottom edges. The white titles are very bright. A near fine book in a VG+ jacket this makes up a very good looking copy of this classic biography, signed by its subject. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Gedichten.

      (Antwerpen), In de vier Winden, (1954). 36,5 x 27,5 cm. Oorspronkelijk karton met blinddruk. (64) p. Met de hand gezet uit de Euphorion en gedrukt op Zerkall-Bütten in een oplage van 110 genummerde en door drukker Georges Kelner gesigneerde exemplaren. Met inliggend erratum in versvorm en in facsimile van Elsschots handschrift. Ietsje roest. De kwetsbare rug is professioneel gerestaureerd.l Deze luxe-uitgave op groot formaat van Elsschots gedichten werd in Bonn gedrukt door zijn schoonzoon Georges Kelner als eerste en enige uitgave van de bibliofielenvereniging 'In de vier Winden' en is in feite de vijfde, vermeerderde druk van Verzen van vroeger (1934). Het boek bevat vier niet eerder gepubliceerde gedichten plus de eerste door Elsschot geautoriseerde versie van 'Borms'.In 2009 verscheen op initiatief van het WEG een facsimile-uitgave van dit boek, met een nawoord van Elsschotkundige Peter de Bruijn.

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         Live and Let Die

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. First Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Gilt stamping dulled and rubbed. Light lean to spine. Small scuff to foot of spine, small surface chip to cloth top of front hinge. Lightly edge worn. Previous owner details to front free end paper, bookseller label to front paste down. Small tear to bottom edge of page 61. A nice example of Fleming's second James Bond novel.

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         LETTERE A LUCILIO LIBRI VII-XIV

      BOLOGNA: ZANICHELLI, 1954. RILEGATO. BUONO. 13 20. PROSATORI DI ROMA USATO

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         Fahrenheit 451

      First Edition, First Printing (Rupert Hart-Davis 1954). A fine book in a very good unfaded dust wrapper that has not been price-clipped. Dust jacket has several small pinholes here and there. Crease to spine and a little rubbing to the corners. An excellent copy!

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         LA VITA

      EINAUDI, TORINO 1954 - UNIVERSALE EINAUDI ITALIANO N.19 della collana, a cura di Marcella Gorra, all'antiporta ritratto del Cellini a firma di G.Vasari, pagine ingiallite ai bordi causa tempo e con numerose illustrazioni in nero fuori testo, brossura editoriale con piatti rigidi cartonati e dorso in tela, con aloni e tracce d'uso La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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         The Lord of the Rings. Being: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954, 1954, 1955. [Fantasy classic]. FIRST EDITIONS, First impressions; signature '4' and 'sagging' type on p.49 of 'The Return', folding maps at rear of each volume. 3 volumes. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spines, red tint to top edges, in original dust-wrappers. No inscriptions, bookplates or ownership marks, all prices present. Some toning/spotting to endpapers otherwise clean within, cloth lightly handled, red topstain unfaded. Jackets with uniform wear, a little toned to spines, lightly chipped/frayed to extremities, some discreet archival strips to reverse side simply to stabilise tears at folds (not in-filled, touched-up or re-coloured). Overall a natural, used set with a most respectable appearance. Following the hugely successful children's book 'The Hobbit' (1937), Tolkien found himself under intense pressure to produce a sequel, despite wanting to publish different stories from the vast mythological landscape he had been creating since encountering the 'Kalevala' in his teenage years. Eventually these two forces came together to produce the long-expected sequel, set amidst momentous events at the end of the Third Age of Middle Earth, together with many details of the languages, legends and pedigrees he had created from scratch in order fill what he considered a great hole in England's mythological past. Possibly the greatest Fantasy Novel the English-speaking world has yet seen. Hammond and Anderson [A5], listed in Time Magazine; 100 Best Modern Novels. Book Collector No.274, p58-9.

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         Schrebergärten an der Sonnenallee. Berliner Vorstadt-Häuser und Schuppen mit Bäumen hinter Zaun. Links unten mit *Kohlhoff ( 19)54 * signiert und datiert. Öl auf Leinwand.

       1954 Berliner Vorstadt-Häuser und Schuppen mit Bäumen hinter Zaun. Links unten mit *Kohlhoff ( 19)54 * signiert und datiert. Öl auf Leinwand. Die Leinwand ist auf Keilrahmen aufgezogen. Bildmaß ca. 50 x 71 cm. Das Bild etwas fleckig, berieben, mit kleinen Druckspuren. Die Leinwand ist am Außenrand auf dem Keilrahmen teils etwas ausgefranst. Verso mit alter Bezeichnung des Künstlers *Schrebergärten an der Sonnenallee * - dieser Notizzettel ist aber durchgestrichen worden. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906 Berlin – 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc.. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Walter Kohlhoff, Berlin, Neue Sachlichkeit, Berliner, Google, Ölgemälde, Tempera, Gemälde, Schrebergärten, Sonnenallee, oil painting

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         WELTMEISTERSCHAFT 1954 DEUTSCHLAND WM '54

      - E.ALBUMBLATT (aufgezogen auf Postkarte, 16°) vom Endspiel um die Weltmeisterschaft 1954 in Bern / Deutschland - Ungarn 3 : 2 mit 12 eigenhändigen Unterschriften signiert vom Trainer Seppl Herberger sowie den Spielern: Toni Turek ? Josef Posipal , Werner Liebrich , Werner Kohlmeyer ? Karl Mai , Horst Eckel ? Helmut Rahn , Max Morlock , Ottmar Walter , Fritz Walter , Hans Schäfer - KOMPLETT SEHR SELTEN ! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Porträt Oskar Kokoschka. s/w Original-Fotografie.

      recto o. handschriftlich signiert, datiert u. bezeichnet "Edgar, in Zürich hast du auch...aber in Hamburg erst! Es galt meinem schönsten Ölbild/immer dein OK", verso "Copyright United Press Photo, Frankfurt am Main", Stempel "Archivbild" Porträt Oskar Kokoschkas vor dem Gemälde "Abschied des Leonidas", dem linken Flügel seines Triptychons "Termopylae" aus dem Jahr 1954. Die Aufnahme entstand anlässlich der Pressekonferenz zur Ausstellungseröffnung im Münchner Haus der Kunst im März 1958. Kokoschka ist im Moment des lebhaften Erklärens und Gestikulierens festgehalten. Die Widmung gilt Kokoschkas Sammler und Freund Edgar Horstmann. Provenienz: Nachlass Edgar Horstmann.- leichte Knickspuren an der rechten unteren Bildecke.

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         La guerre et la paix. Texte de Claude Roy.

      Editions Cercle d?Art, Paris, 1954 - 370x265mm, 153pages, 6 lithographies en couleurs: frontispice + 3 planches + 2 double-planches. Reliure pleine toile de l?éditeur, sous jaquette en rhodoïde. Petite déchirure sur le haut du coin de la jaquette supérieure, autrement très bel exemplaire.

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         Recipes from the South Seas (SIGNED)

      Koror, Palau Islands: Privately Printed, 1954. 1st. Original wrappers. Personally INSCRIBED by Owen, Director of the Palau Museum. First Edition. 8vo. 55, [1] pp. Woodcut illustrations by Adachi, Marino and Tatsuo. Covers designed by the author and Adachi. Printed wrappers in very good condition. An uncommon regional cookbook; no copies on the market and only 4 copies located in OCLC. Includes recipes of personal interest to the author, along with related tips, stories and charming woodcut illustrations.

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         Manet.

      Editorial Hermes, México-Buenos Aires. 1954 - Características: Pasta dura en cartoné. Buen estado. Las tapas están levísimamente sucias y llevan una pintura en la portada, impresa aparte. Cantos limpios. La impresión se ha hecho en Italia, en papel cuché. Una pintura más abre el texto. Esta obra es parte de la colección Miniaturas Hyperion. En el texto de Dumont se intercalan 7 reproducciones de la obra del artista, después vienen 34 hermosas láminas más, en blanco y negro y colores, con pie de ilustración. Las páginas van sin cornisa y llevan los folios en los extremos del margen inferior. 47 pp. (17 x 13.5 cm). Peso: La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 31.44 EUR

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         ACCESSUS AD AUCTORES

      LATOMUS REVUE D'ETUDES LATINES, BERCHEM BRUXELLES 1954 - COLLECTION LATOMUS INTERLINGUE Vol. XV della collana, brossura editoriale con usura ai bordi e strappetti al dorsetto, segni di usura da scaffalatura, pagine ancora intonse, lievemente ingiallite da fattore tempo, con tavola in nero fuori testo, rari segni a matita, in francese e latino La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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         Diego Velázquez (1599-1660)

      Editorial Timun, Barcelona. 1954 - Características: Rústica plastificada con solapas. El libro se encuentra en perfectas condiciones. Cantos limpios. El texto de Hautecoeur inserta reproducciones de la obra de Velázquez en blanco y negro; después viene un apartado con excelentes láminas a colores, cada una tiene una breve descripción de la obra y algunas de ellas son desplegables. Las páginas van sin cornisa ni folios. 76 pp. aprox. (17 x 11 cm). Peso: La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 15.72 EUR

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         The Smile At The Foot of The Ladder

      Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo, JAPAN Japan Publishers Association 1954. Fine in fine dust wrapper. Glassine is beginning to peel away from the book. Entire text in Japanese. With an inscription to author Edwin Corle from Henry Miller: "For Edwin Corle with illustrious gratification. Which language next? Hebrew, perhaps. Henry Miller 11/13/54." First Japanese edition. Uncommon inscribed. With neatly trimmed mailing label to Miller, Big Sur laid in. 1st Japanese edition.. Inscribed By Author, and with mailing label to Miller as shown. Very Good.

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         Lee Oswald

      , [1954-1956]. [1954-1956]. Comprises 14 plastic white chess pieces: King, Queen, 2 Castles, 2 Knights, 1 Bishop, and 7 Pawns; 14 plastic red chess pieces: King, Queen, 2 Castles, 1 Knight, 2 Bishops, and 7 Pawns. The chess pieces are in generally fine condition. The Queens and the red King are each missing the felt at the hollow bottom. The original burgundy leather-textured box measures 6.5” x 4” x 2”. The bottom is worn. A gilt Knight is imprinted on the cover which is heavily worn at the hinge and is almost entirely detached from the box. The snap button is present on the front side but the strap attached to the cover which would fold over to the snap, closing the box, is missing. “TOURNAMENT / CHESSMEN / BY / LOWE” is embossed inside the cover.Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, testified before the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C., on the morning of February 12, 1964. Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman; Representative Hale Boggs and Representative Gerald R. Ford, members. Also present were J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel; and John F. Doyle, attorney for Mrs. Marguerite Oswald. Excerpt from Mrs. Oswald’s testimony: “Lee played Monopoly. Lee played chess. Lee had a stamp collection, and even wrote to other young men and exchanged stamps, sir. And Lee read history books, books too deep for a child his age.”Excerpt from the sworn Affidavit of Mack Osborne to the Warren Commission dated May 18, 1964: “While I was in the United States Marine Corps, I served in Marine Air Control Squadron 9 in Santa Ana, California, with Lee Harvey Oswald. Prior to his discharge, I shared a room with him ... Oswald read a great deal, although I do not remember what sort of books he read. He also watched television and played chess.”Excerpt from the sworn Affidavit of Richard Dennis Call to the Warren Commission dated May 20, 1964: “From December, 1958, to December, 1959, I was stationed with Marine Air Control Squadron #9, Lighter Than Air Station, Santa Ana, California. During this time I made the acquaintance of Lee Harvey Oswald ... Oswald spent a great deal of time reading. I do not remember what he read, because he never talked about it. He also spent a great deal of time playing chess. I played chess with him about once a week; we were of approximately equal ability ... I had a chess set which contained red and white chessmen; Oswald always chose the red chessmen, making some remark to the effect that he preferred the ‘Red Army.’”Accompanied by a signed statement of Robert L. Oswald, brother of Lee Harvey Oswald: “To Whom It May Concern: My brother Lee was born in New Orleans in 1939. Lee and my mother moved back to New Orleans from New York City in January 1954 when Lee was 14. It was while he was living in New Orleans that my mother bought him a chess set with red and white pieces. When I was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1955, I settled in Fort Worth, Texas. In the Summer of 1956, Mother and Lee moved from New Orleans to Ft. Worth where we shared an apartment. Over the years, four chess pieces were lost. I now transfer ownership of the remaining 28 chessmen, in the original ‘Tournament Chessmen by Lowe’ worn box, belonging to Lee to John Reznikoff of University Archives in Westport, Connecticut.”

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         Bérénice. Tragédie en cinq actes.

      P., Les Sept Couleurs, 1954. - In-8 broché, couv. rempliée, 177 pp., [1] f. Edition originale posthume : un des 10 exemplaires sur Madagascar tirés en surplus et non signalés à la justification (n° H.C. 5). Petite mouillure en queue du dos, le reste frais, non coupé, bel exemplaire. Exemplaire d'exception appartenant à un tirage rarissime : le tirage de tête comprenait 70 exemplaires sur Madagascar ; dix exemplaires seulement ont été tirés en plus sur ce même papier, non prévus à la justification imprimée, mais décrits dans une note autographe signée de Maurice Bardèche, beau-frère de Robert Brasillach et qui suivit de près la publication de ses oeuvres posthumes : " Un des dix exemplaires hors commerce sur Madagascar tirés en surplus. Maurice Bardèche ". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Il Problema della Delinquenza Minorile Nella Legislazione dei Paesi Civili ed in Relazione all'O.N.U.

      TORINO: UNIONE TIPOGRAFICO-EDITRICE TORINESE, 1954. Brossura. BUONO. 16 22,5. USATO

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         THE WOMAN WHO WAS

      London, England: Hutchinson, 1954. First UK Edition. Octavo 176pp. hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Dust jacket protected, not clipped. DJ chipped at extremities, creasing at folds. DJ rubbed at folding margins. DJ back cover soiled, spine is sunned. Greenish tan cloth covered boards clean, bumped at top corners, some rubbing on board top edge, all else good. Red embossed title lettering on spine. Spine a little cocked. Text lightly age toned. Text clean. Small tear on page 47 margin. Binding is sturdy and intact. Shelve case 2. Dupont.

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         Studies in the Renaissance (volumes I-XXI, 1954-1974) § Renaissance News (volumes XI-XIX, 1958-1966) § Renaissance Quarterly (volumes XX-LXII, 1967-2009)

      Austin (latterly New York), University of Texas Press (latterly, Renaissance Society of America, 1954-2009. Fifty-two annual volumes (23 cm), bound in collector's blue cloth (as 31 volumes) and publisher's wrappers (18 volumes). - A fine run of the journal of the Renaissance Society of America. Founded in 1954, following the dissolution of the ACLS Committee on Renaissance Studies, the Society undertook publication of Renaissance News, a quarterly newsletter published by Dartmouth College Library for the American Council of Learned Societies (volume 1, no. 1, Spring 1948). This journal was renamed Renaissance Quarterly beginning with volume 20 (1967); in 1975, the Society subsumed a separate publication, Studies in the Renaissance. Offered here are all issues of the journal published 1958-2009, together with a complete set of Studies in the Renaissance. ISSN 0081-8658 / ISSN 0277-903X. ¶ Original issues, unmarked, and in fine state of preservation. ● The issue for Winter 1996 (vol. 59, no. 4) was inadvertently omitted from our photograph; it is present in our set. Studies in the Renaissance (volumes I-XXI, 1954-1974);Five volumes (23 cm), uniformly bound in modern blue cloth with black lettering-pieces (by Riley Dunn & Wilson Ltd), original printed wrappers bound-in. - Commenced publication in 1954 in Austin, Texas (by University of Texas Press); from volume II onwards, issued in New York (by the Renaissance Society of America). The editor of volume I was William Peery; M.A. Shaaber edited volumes II-V; volumes VI-XXI were edited by committee. Bound after volume XXI are "Index to volumes I-X" and "Index to volumes XI-XXI". ¶ An excellent set, unmarked, and in fine state of preservation.Renaissance News (volumes XI-XIX, 1958-1966);Four volumes (23 cm), uniformly bound in modern blue cloth with black lettering-pieces (by Riley Dunn & Wilson Ltd). - Commenced publication in 1948 and absorbed in Renaissance Quarterly in 1967; volumes 1-10 (1948-1957) are not present in this set. ¶ Indices for volumes XI-XVII bound at the front of the respective volume; Index for volumes XVIII-XIX printed in Renaissance Quarterly, volume 20 (1967), pp.546-556. Volumes XI-XIV issued with self-wrapper (bound in place); printed wrappers for volumes XV-XIX are bound at end of each volume. Ink inscription on title for "Index volumes XV-XVII"; otherwise unmarked, and in fine state of preservation.Renaissance Quarterly (volumes XX-LXII, 1967-2009);Forty-three volumes (23 cm), of which 25 are uniformly bound in modern blue cloth with black lettering-pieces (by Riley Dunn & Wilson Ltd), and 18 are as issued in the publisher's printed wrappers. - Absorbed Renaissance News, and continued its numeration, commencing with volume XX in 1967. In this set, volumes XX-XXV are gathered by the binder in three stout volumes, with their Indices (XX-XXI, XXII-XXIII, XXIV-XXV) bound at the front of the appropriate volume; and printed wrappers bound-in at end of each volume. Volumes XXVI-XLIV are bound individually, with indices and printed wrappers bound-in; the remaining volumes XLV-LXII are in publisher's wrappers, as issued. ● Volume 49 (1996) issue 4, was inadvertently omitted from our photograph; it is present in our set.

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         Recipes from the South Seas (SIGNED)

      Koror, Palau Islands: Privately Printed, 1954. Personally INSCRIBED by Owen, Director of the Palau Museum. First Edition. 8vo. 55, [1] pp. Woodcut illustrations by Adachi, Marino and Tatsuo. Covers designed by the author and Adachi. Printed wrappers in very good condition. An uncommon regional cookbook; no copies on the market and only 4 copies located in OCLC. Includes recipes of personal interest to the author, along with related tips, stories and charming woodcut illustrations.

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         Lee Oswald

      [1954-1956]. Comprises 14 plastic white chess pieces: King, Queen, 2 Castles, 2 Knights, 1 Bishop, and 7 Pawns; 14 plastic red chess pieces: King, Queen, 2 Castles, 1 Knight, 2 Bishops, and 7 Pawns. The chess pieces are in generally fine condition. The Queens and the red King are each missing the felt at the hollow bottom. The original burgundy leather-textured box measures 6.5” x 4” x 2”. The bottom is worn. A gilt Knight is imprinted on the cover which is heavily worn at the hinge and is almost entirely detached from the box. The snap button is present on the front side but the strap attached to the cover which would fold over to the snap, closing the box, is missing. “TOURNAMENT / CHESSMEN / BY / LOWE” is embossed inside the cover.

Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, testified before the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C., on the morning of February 12, 1964. Present were Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman; Representative Hale Boggs and Representative Gerald R. Ford, members. Also present were J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; Wesley J. Liebeler, assistant counsel; and John F. Doyle, attorney for Mrs. Marguerite Oswald. Excerpt from Mrs. Oswald’s testimony: “Lee played Monopoly. Lee played chess. Lee had a stamp collection, and even wrote to other young men and exchanged stamps, sir. And Lee read history books, books too deep for a child his age.”

Excerpt from the sworn Affidavit of Mack Osborne to the Warren Commission dated May 18, 1964: “While I was in the United States Marine Corps, I served in Marine Air Control Squadron 9 in Santa Ana, California, with Lee Harvey Oswald. Prior to his discharge, I shared a room with him ... Oswald read a great deal, although I do not remember what sort of books he read. He also watched television and played chess.”

Excerpt from the sworn Affidavit of Richard Dennis Call to the Warren Commission dated May 20, 1964: “From December, 1958, to December, 1959, I was stationed with Marine Air Control Squadron #9, Lighter Than Air Station, Santa Ana, California. During this time I made the acquaintance of Lee Harvey Oswald ... Oswald spent a great deal of time reading. I do not remember what he read, because he never talked about it. He also spent a great deal of time playing chess. I played chess with him about once a week; we were of approximately equal ability ... I had a chess set which contained red and white chessmen; Oswald always chose the red chessmen, making some remark to the effect that he preferred the ‘Red Army.’”

Accompanied by a signed statement of Robert L. Oswald, brother of Lee Harvey Oswald: “To Whom It May Concern: My brother Lee was born in New Orleans in 1939. Lee and my mother moved back to New Orleans from New York City in January 1954 when Lee was 14. It was while he was living in New Orleans that my mother bought him a chess set with red and white pieces. When I was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1955, I settled in Fort Worth, Texas. In the Summer of 1956, Mother and Lee moved from New Orleans to Ft. Worth where we shared an apartment. Over the years, four chess pieces were lost. I now transfer ownership of the remaining 28 chessmen, in the original ‘Tournament Chessmen by Lowe’ worn box, belonging to Lee to John Reznikoff of University Archives in Westport, Connecticut.”


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         Cakes and Ale

      William Heinemann 1954 - Signed limited edition; one of 1,000 copies signed by W. Somerset Maugham and illustrator Graham Sutherland. White and blue leather over boards, in publisher's slip case. Near Fine, with slight discoloration to white spine leather, light musty odor to pages. Title label on spine is bright and unworn. In Near Fine slip case with light shelf wear. With original lithograph and illustrations by Graham Sutherland. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         La Guerre Et La Paix

      Editions Cercle D'art, Paris 1954 - This Book Provides A Complete Documentary Record Of The Two Picasso'S Murals: La Guerre Et La Paix, In The Chapel At Vallauris. Deluxe Edition Limited In 100 Numbered Copies On Arches Paper, 2 Photographies Black And White "La Guerre" And "La Paix". 153Pp., Damage By Insects In The Fabric Of The Covers, First And Last Leaves. Size: 37.5 x 27 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Cultivation of Christmas Trees. Ariel Poem.

      London Faber and Faber 1954 - First edition, inscribed by Eliot to his niece on the title-page: "Christmas Greetings/to Priscilla Talcott/from Uncle Tom/1954", 8vo., [4] pp., with two illustrations by David Jones, publisher's blue wrappers printed in black, sewn, a near fine copy. Eliot's poetic attempt to reconcile the divide that exists between a child's joy and an adult's fear in the face of the Christian faith, and explain why the two coexist and are bound to each other by necessity, echoing themes from his other poems including The Waste Land and Burnt Norton. The cultivation of Christmas trees acts as a metaphor for keeping fresh & green that memory of childhood wonder whilst simultaneously attending to the soul's preparation for everlasting life. This poem was part of Faber & Faber's second series of the 'Ariel Poems', and was Eliot's last separately published poem. In the original postal envelope with Talcott's address written in Eliot's hand (envelope worn with tears and glue remnants). Priscilla Talcott Spahn (née Priscilla Stearns Talcott) was Eliot's great-niece, and the last living relative to have known and had a personal relationship with T.S. Eliot. Gallup A66. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

      Herbert Jenkins, UK 1954 - 1st Edition 1954. Tipped in age toned signed page from P G Wodehouse to his American neighbour. Book is very good++ and in bright condition. Contents good. The wrapper is very good and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Light marking/ghosting to white rear. Small loss to spine edge. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         XXe siècle. Nouvelle série, No. 4 (double). Rapport sur l'art figuratif [WITH 4 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS]

      Paris: XXe siècle, 1954. First edition. Quarto; 79 pp. Original wrappers. With four original lithographs in color by Alfred Manessier, Jean Arp (2) and Victor Vasarely, and an original cover by Miro. Very good indeed, with only traces of edgewear. Top right corner bumped. Binding tight. Clean and bright. Scarce in this condition. Text in French. Shelved in Case #11. Dupont.

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         Moshe Dayan

      , July 19, 1954. July 19, 1954. Original Second Army shoulder sleeve insignia, 2” x 2.5”, mounted on a 5.75” x 4” card, calligraphed in upper case lettering: “Presented to / Major General / Moshe Dayan / Chief of Staff / Israel Defense Forces / as a Souvenir of his Visit to / Headquarters Second Army / 19 July 1954.” Fine condition. The Second U.S. Army was formed on October 15, 1918, four weeks before the armistice ending World War I was signed. On November 11, 1918, the Second Army was advancing on German positions when word was received of the end of hostilities, making it one of the last units to fight in the“war to end all wars.” The motto of the field army was “Second to None.” On January 1, 1966, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, the First and Second U.S. Armies merged, and the Second Army was inactivated; the new First Army relocated from Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York, to Fort Meade. On July 13, 1954, Major General Moshe Dayan, Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Col. Chaim Herzog, military, naval, and air attaché, Col. Yitzhak Rabin, IDF Director of Training, and Lieut. Col. Matityahu Peled, assistant IDF Director of Training, arrived in Washington for a three week tour of U.S. military installations as a guest of the U.S. Army. On July 19th, future Israeli Defense and Foreign Minister Dayan, future Israeli President Herzog, future Israeli General and Prime Minister Rabin, and future General Peled made an official visit to Fort Meade and Second Army Headquarters and witnessed the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment stage a tactical demonstration. Before leaving, Major Gen. Dayan was presented with the Second Army’s patch by Lt. Gen. Floyd L. Parks, Commanding General, Second Army.

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        Portraits.

      Monte Carlo: Sauret, 1954.(). Lacking the original lithograph frontispiece. No. 1962 of 2850 numbered copies. 13 x 10 inches (315 x 245 mm). 153 pp. Text in French. 60 duotone lithographic plates after drawings by Matisse plus 33 hand-mounted color plates. Color lithographic wrappers with an original design by Matisse printed by Mourlot; very good in glassine protective wrapper, in very good chemise and good slipcase with splits along edges. Duthuit, Catalogue raisonné des Ouvrages illustrés, no. 33. Very good, with some wear along edges of spine ends.

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